extraordinary people a semi comprehensive guide to some of the world s most fascinating individuals

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Extraordinary People

Author : Michael Hearst
ISBN : 9781452133393
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Inside this book, you'll find stories of 50 extraordinary people such as: Evel Knievel, who jumped his motorcycle over 14 Greyhound buses The Iceman, the most well-preserved human, found in the ice after 5,300 years Sam Patch, who jumped Niagara Falls for $75 Helen Thayer, who walked to the North Pole alone Roy Sullivan, who was struck by lightning 7 times These intriguing facts and hundreds more await curious readers, amateur historians, and anyone who aspires to the altogether extraordinary!

Ibn Battuta

Author : Daniel E. Harmon
ISBN : 9781508171508
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Ibn Battuta, a fourteenth-century Moroccan adventurer and religious scholar, was one of the most ambitious travelers of the Silk Road. Scholars estimate his lifelong journeys covered no fewer than 75,000 miles. Because of his knowledge of Muslim history and laws, he was greatly respected by the Muslim rulers he visited. His geographical records helped fill in the pieces of a mysterious world, a world in which people of different regions knew little or nothing about what lay over the horizon. It was Ibn Battuta, more than any other explorer of his era, who was able to make intra-cultural introductions.

Bali The Ultimate Guide To The World S Most Famous Tropical

Author : Tim Hannigan
ISBN : 9781462909087
Genre : Travel
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The only guide you'll need for getting around Bali! Everything you need is in this one convenient travel guide—including a large pull-out map! This updated and revised edition of the bestselling Tuttle guide to Bali gives the latest information on what to do and see on this spectacular tropical Indonesian island. Bali is one of the few places in the world where an ancient civilization still thrives in the modern world. And the island has so much to offer: ancient temples, elaborate ritual celebrations, spellbinding music and dances, exquisite art and crafts, gorgeous beaches, bustling markets, delicious food, and much more! Bali: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Famous Island is the most complete guide to Bali ever published. Lively articles by world renowned experts present every aspect of the island's history and culture, along with detailed descriptions of all the sights, with maps and photos included. An informative travel reference section at the end of the book gives important travel and etiquette tips, transportation notes, a language primer, and a glossary.

The Ultimate Guide To Chinese Tea

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ISBN : 9789744801296
Genre : Tea
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The Knot Complete Guide To Weddings

Author : Carley Roney
ISBN : 9780770433390
Genre : Reference
File Size : 90. 71 MB
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From the #1 wedding website, this completely revised and updated edition of the classic wedding planning bible answers all of your questions, with all the latest information and tools a bride could want. Overwhelmed by the countless questions and details your wedding entails? Don't despair! The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings takes you step-by-step from your engagement to the big day, from the reception to the honeymoon. Inside you'll find checklists, worksheets, insider advice, and in-depth sections on: How to personalize your wedding Updated wedding etiquette Creating a realistic budget Sneaky cost-cutting tips Dress shopping advice Tips for working with florists, caterers, officiants, and others Invitation wording Vows and ceremony details Unique Wedding customs ALL NEW SECTIONS ON: Planning Online and Destination Weddings, and a color-coded section with over 100 vibrant photographs From the Trade Paperback edition.

How To Be Human

Author : New Scientist
ISBN : 9781473629271
Genre : Science
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If you thought you knew who you were, THINK AGAIN. Did you know that half your DNA isn't human? That somebody, somewhere has exactly the same face? Or that most of your memories are fiction? What about the fact that you are as hairy as a chimpanzee, various parts of your body don't belong to you, or that you can read other people's minds? Do you really know why you blush, yawn and cry? Why 90 per cent of laughter has nothing to do with humour? Or what will happen to your mind after you die? You belong to a unique, fascinating and often misunderstood species. How to be Human is your guide to making the most of it.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To The Koran

Author : Brandon Toropov
ISBN : 9781440696091
Genre : Religion
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Taking the same approach as the bestselling The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible, this book presents a balanced overview of the Koran, explaining not only the 'flow' of the Koran, but also what it has to say about Allah and humanity, virtue, justice, life on earth, the afterlife, women, love, unbelievers, faith, and tradition.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Understanding Mormonism

Author : Drew Williams
ISBN : 9781440695872
Genre : Religion
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From its founding in pioneer times to the present day, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been both mysterious and misunderstood - with some Protestant faiths not even recognizing the Mormons as Christians. This fascinating guide debunks the myths of Mormonism and reveals its history, faith and culture.

Hansons Half Marathon Method

Author : Luke Humphrey
ISBN : 9781937716530
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Committed runners from all over the world have set new PRs with the Hansons training program--the same approach that has turned Hansons-Brooks Distance Project runners into champions. Now in Hansons Half-Marathon Method, the Hansons-Brooks team shares its unique, winning approach to the popular half-marathon distance. With training plans for intermediate and advanced racers, as well as a welcoming Just Finish Program for newer runners, Hansons Half-Marathon Method prepares all athletes for their best performance. Using this smart and science-based half-marathon training program, runners will power up with precisely paced workouts that develop speed, strength, and stamina. Runners will finish strong using the Hansons approach to marathon hydration, nutrition, and pacing. Hansons Half-Marathon Method lays out the most effective way to train for a half-marathon, developed by one of the most accomplished running groups in the nation. Using the Hansons way, runners can forge a breakthrough half-marathon performance.

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015082964340
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

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