Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides.
From the honeybee and the coyote to the ring-necked pheasant and the western painted turtle, this identification guide showcases the most common flora and fauna species found in the Mount Rushmore State. In addition to the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, insects, and fishes found within, this portable source of information also includes a map of prominent South Dakota wildlife sanctuaries, which offers ideal wildlife scouting locations for visitors and locals alike.
Stories of court life, money, torture, swindles, sex, dreams and disease, combine the comic with the sinister and bizarre. Always entertaining, and told with wit and eloquence, the result is a wonderful first-person account of everyday life in medieval Baghdad and its surroundings. This two volume set includes translations of sections of Tankukhi's manuscript that only came to light at a later date and which are both little known and rare. This unique set contains a new introduction by one of the leading scholars of the Middle East, Robert Irwin.
The pitch is the absolute essence of modern business. Ideas are the most valuable commodity in the modern economy and it is human skill which develops them. In pitching for new business, ideas and emotional intelligence dominate. However the skills of the pitch are not only relevant to the world of business, rather they apply to just about every significant personal transaction in your life...Life's a Pitch is the ultimate how-to book - a mixture of mechanics and magic. Nothing like it has been written before. A mixture of mentoring, graphics, anthropology, market research and modern Machiavellianism, this book will prepare you for success. So whether at a sales conference in corporate conference room hell or over lunch at a glamourous restaurant, Life's a Pitch tells you how to handle human transactions. A pitch is not a meeting, it's a drama. A pitch is not about transferring information, it's about transferring power. It is business, but it is also theatre. And the results of a successful pitch are - quite simply but rather persuasively - money and power. Part inspirational manual for business, part guidebook to a successful and happy social life, Life's a Pitch is written as the result of an accumulated half century of (mostly successful) pitching by the authors. Ground-breaking and genre-busting, it will transform the way you think about the art of persuasion for ever.
For years space telescopes had found four nearby stars very promising. The first fleet consisted of three crafts faster than anything ever built. Their mission was to visit them to survey for possible habitable worlds. More advanced, the second fleet was planned to be launched decades later with the goal of landing on alien worlds. Fifty years beyond that, the third fleet would carry a cargo of frozen colonists. Everything went as planned until the crews of first fleet woke up near their selected stars. Sometime during the long interstellar voyage, Earth had stopped transmitting. Were they still listening? There was no sign of the second or third fleets. All that was certain was that they were all alone.
Caldwell takes the mystery out of prayer to empower people with the information they need to pray effectively. Ultimately, readers will know how to pray prayers that produce God's plans for themselves, their businesses, their community, and their world.