Hop in the Saddle

A Guide to Portland's Craft Beer Scene, by Bike

Hop in the Saddle

Bicycling and craft brew—it doesn't get more Portland, and for the first time, a guide marries these two worlds by linking the best beer spots with routes that explore the city's first-class cycling boulevards, bike-friendly streets, and quirky bike charm. This carefully curated exposé separates the status-quo, tourist ale trail from the hottest, off-the-beaten-track beer spots that make Portland world renowned. A total of 10 bike routes are included, featuring detailed maps and accompanying cue sheets for cyclists of any level, with options to extend each of the five brew tours into longer rides. Locals and visitors alike, from serious beer geeks to cycling aficionados, will want to slip this book into their jersey pockets and panniers as they uncover the city's booming beer scene.

Adventures of a Continental Drifter

An Around-the-World Excursion into Weirdness, Danger, Lust, and the Perils of Street Food

Adventures of a Continental Drifter

In October 2002, Elliott Hester sold his car, abandoned his apartment, and took off alone on a trip around the world, during which he drifted to over fifty destinations. Elliott's tales about his travels range from the bizarre to the hilarious to the flat-out shocking. Travel with him as he: · Chases off transvestites in the South Pacific · Gets drunk on Estonian moonshine at the maker's eightieth birthday party · Impersonates Samuel L. Jackson at the 38th International Film Festival in the Czech Republic · Ponders the Finnish tradition of sprinting from steamy sauna to plunge into the frigid Baltic Sea—naked! · And much more. Only an around-the-world excursion could produce such outlandish, hair-raising, hysterical adventures. And only Elliott Hester could make such vivid observations and write such vibrant insights about life---and people---on the road.

Tears of the Sun

Tears of the Sun

Book Four of the Journeys of the Stranger series finds the legendary John Stranger summoned to Apache Junction, Arizona, where a hard-fought land dispute between the local Apache and Zuni Indians has led to the wedding-day kidnapping of the son of Arizona's governor. As terms for his return, the warriors demand weapons that can only escalate the fighting between the tribes, as well as the white men who come to the area looking for gold or-as it's known to the Indians-"Tears of the Sun." Readers will experience the drama and adventure as John Stranger fights to rescue Ben Wheeler and shares the tears of a very different "Son" in a dramatic new installment of the Journeys of the Stranger.

Desert Heat

Desert Heat

This situation is heating up Women are disappearing in Adobe Creek, Arizona, and it's up to Detective Meg Flores to stop it. But when New York detective Tico Butler is called in to take over the case, Meg feels threatened. Will he also take over her job? She's prepared to hate him—but she's not prepared for the intense chemistry between them! From the moment Tico arrives, Meg is struck by his bad-boy good looks and his smooth-talking charm. She may not have wanted him here, but he's proving hard to resist. And when they go undercover together, the desert isn't the only thing getting hotter….

Capturing the Cop

Capturing the Cop

Just Because A Girl's Good At Pleasing Everyone… Whoever said virtue is its own reward wasn't a preacher's kid or they'd know being virtuous was like being jailed with no possibility of parole. That's why—after thirty years of living up to other people's expectations—Olivia Jacobsen needs some release. And why a police charity calendar's Mr. August might be the man to provide it. Doesn't Mean She Can Please Herself Following his calendar appearance, Detective Garrett Krause finds himself drowning in a sea of indecent proposals, and his libido and opinion of women hit an all-time low. Olivia's down-to-earth sweetness almost persuades him not to give up hope…until he discovers he's been had, and her nice-girl come-on is a hoax. Isn't it? In The Family

Dante: Horses of the Maury River Stables

Dante: Horses of the Maury River Stables

Handsome but headstrong, a retired racehorse finds a second chance in this affecting, fast-paced novel told straight from the horse’s mouth. When Dante’s Inferno is born early, on a February night, there are already great expectations for him. He may be the grandson of the greatest racehorse in modern times, but Dante’s start proves a rough one, both in life and on the track. When Dante fails as a racehorse, he ends up at a Thoroughbred rescue facility run by rehabilitating prisoners before being adopted as a project horse at the Maury River Stables. It’s not easy for Dante to make friends—horse or human—but slowly horses Daisy and Napoleon let him into the fold, and a student named Ashley begins to work with him to learn dressage and jumping in hopes that he’ll find redemption as an eventing horse. Can Dante put his fears aside and succeed on the cross-country course? Narrated from Dante’s point of view, this is a story that animal lovers will cherish.

Staying Mum

What Your Mum Forget to Tell You and Your Best Friends Never Dared!

Staying Mum

Becoming a mum is an incredible journey that will change your life forever, but not always in the way you expect ... Mara Lee's Staying Mum tells it like it is, offering valuable advice about how to stay sane during that first year when, among other challenges, you'll be required to master the art of breastfeeding with bursting bazookas, bottle-feeding without a guilt chaser and settling your newborn baby to sleep on next to no sleep yourself. Featuring expert advice and seriously useful tips, Staying Mum breaks the code of silence about life as a new mum by revealing the truth about the good bits, the bad bits and, yes, even the ugly bits. Whether you're expecting your first baby or you're an experienced mum who's ready to look back and laugh, go no further than Staying Mum for a hilarious but practical account of the most exciting challenge most women will ever face.

Theoretical Methods in Condensed Phase Chemistry

Theoretical Methods in Condensed Phase Chemistry

This book is meant to provide a window on the rapidly growing body of theoretical studies of condensed phase chemistry. A brief perusal of physical chemistry journals in the early to mid 1980’s will find a large number of theor- ical papers devoted to 3-body gas phase chemical reaction dynamics. The recent history of theoretical chemistry has seen an explosion of progress in the devel- ment of methods to study similar properties of systems with Avogadro’s number of particles. While the physical properties of condensed phase systems have long been principle targets of statistical mechanics, microscopic dynamic theories that start from detailed interaction potentials and build to first principles predictions of properties are now maturing at an extraordinary rate. The techniques in use range from classical studies of new Generalized Langevin Equations, semicl- sical studies for non-adiabatic chemical reactions in condensed phase, mixed quantum classical studies of biological systems, to fully quantum studies of m- els of condensed phase environments. These techniques have become sufficiently sophisticated, that theoretical prediction of behavior in actual condensed phase environments is now possible. and in some cases, theory is driving development in experiment. The authors and chapters in this book have been chosen to represent a wide variety in the current approaches to the theoretical chemistry of condensed phase systems. I have attempted a number of groupings of the chapters, but the - versity of the work always seems to frustrate entirely consistent grouping.