The Crown of Thorns

Author:Kobe Bryant,Ivy Claire

Publisher:Granity Studios

ISBN:1949520080

Total Pages:288

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From the mind of basketball legend, Academy Award–winning, and New York Times–bestselling storyteller Kobe Bryant comes a new tale of finding your strength against all odds. Set in an alternate classical world dominated by sports and a magical power called grana, Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof is the story of two children: the lowly born Rovi and the crown princess Pretia who uncover and battle terrible evil and discover their inner strength along the way. Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof takes place at the most elite sports academy in the land, where the best child-athletes are sent to hone their skills. When Rovi and Pretia arrive, each harboring a secret about themselves, they begin to suspect that something evil is at play at the school. In the course of their first year, they must learn to master their grana in order to save the world from dark forces that are rising.

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The Wizenard Series: Training Camp

Author:Kobe Bryant,Wesley King

Publisher:Granity Studios

ISBN:1949520021

Total Pages:608

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#1 New York Times Bestseller From the mind of basketball legend and Academy Award–winning storyteller Kobe Bryant comes this radically original portrait of five young basketball players, one enlightening coach, and the awesome transformative power of the game. Filled with insights about the mental stamina and emotional clarity that peak performance requires, this is an indispensable story for young athletes, coaches, educators, and anyone interested in the astonishing potential of team sports to unlock individual growth. THE GAME WILL NEVER BE THE SAME Magic doesn’t seem possible for the West Bottom Badgers. They’re the lowest-ranked basketball team in their league, and they live in the poorest neighborhood in Dren. Nobody expects them to succeed at anything. Plus, every kid on the team has secret struggles of his own. When a new coach named Professor Wizenard arrives on the first day of training camp, the Badgers can’t explain the magical-seeming things they see and hear. Every player experiences unique and strange visions—visions that challenge everything they thought they knew about basketball, and about their lives and their secrets off the court. To survive the increasingly intense ordeals of training, the Badgers will need to take unimaginable risks, learn to trust their teammates, and confront the darkness within themselves.

Legacy and the Queen

Author:Kobe Bryant,Annie Matthew

Publisher:Granity Studios

ISBN:1949520048

Total Pages:208

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From the mind of basketball legend and Academy Award–winning storyteller Kobe Bryant comes a new tale of finding your inner magic against all odds. GAME. SET. MAGIC. Game – Tennis means life and death for the residents of the magical kingdom of Nova, and for twelve-year-old Legacy, it’s the only thing getting her through the long days taking care of the other kids at the orphanage. That’s all about to change when she hears about Silla’s tournament. Set – Silla, the ruler of Nova, hosts an annual tournament for the less fortunate of her citizens to come and prove themselves and win entrance to the Academy, where they can train to compete at nationals. The prize is Silla’s favor and enough cash to keep open the orphanage, and Legacy has her heart set on both. Magic – What Legacy has yet to know is that the other players have something besides better skills and more money than she does. In Nova, tennis can unlock magic. Magic that Silla used to save the kingdom long ago and magic that her competitors have been training in for months already. Now, with the world turned against her and the orphanage at stake, Legacy has to learn to use her passion for the game to rise above those around her and shine.

The Mamba Mentality

Author:Kobe Bryant

Publisher:MCD

ISBN:0374719152

Total Pages:208

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The Mamba Mentality: How I Play is Kobe Bryant’s personal perspective of his life and career on the basketball court and his exceptional, insightful style of playing the game—a fitting legacy from the late Los Angeles Laker superstar. In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.” Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it “the right way,” The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever. In his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They’ll also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career. Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, captured Bryant’s very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016—and hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer. The combination of Bryant’s narrative and Bernstein’s photos make The Mamba Mentality an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world’s most celebrated and fascinating athletes.

Black Canary: Breaking Silence

Author:Alexandra Monir

Publisher:Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0593178335

Total Pages:352

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES! DC Icons continues with the first-ever YA origin story of superhero Black Canary, from the internationally bestselling author Alexandra Monir. In this thrilling novel, Dinah Lance's voice is her weapon. And in a near-future world where women have no rights, she won't hesitate to use everything she has--including her song--to fight back. Dinah Lance was eight years old when she overheard the impossible: the sound of a girl singing. It was something she was never meant to hear--not in her lifetime and not in Gotham City, taken over by the vicious, patriarchal Court of Owls. The sinister organization rules Gotham City as a dictatorship and has stripped women of everything--their right to work, to make music, to learn, to be free. Now seventeen, Dinah can't forget that haunting sound, and she's beginning to discover that her own voice is just as powerful. But singing is forbidden--a one-way route to a certain death sentence. Fighting to balance her father's desire to keep her safe, a blossoming romance with mysterious new student Oliver Queen, and her own need to help other women and girls rise up, Dinah wonders if her song will finally be heard. And will her voice be powerful enough to destroy the Court of Owls once and for all?

Kill Without Shame

Author:Alexandra Ivy

Publisher:Zebra Books

ISBN:1420137581

Total Pages:352

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Five brave military heroes have survived the hell of a Taliban prison to return home—and take on civilian missions no one else can. They’re the men of ARES Security. Highly skilled, intimidating, invincible, and one by one, tested again and again . . . Lucas St. Clair’s prestigious family had a political future neatly planned out for him—one that didn’t include his high school sweetheart, Mia Ramon. Under their pressure, Lucas gave her up. But since surviving captivity, he’s a changed man—and a crucial member of ARES Security. When he discovers a dead man clutching a picture of Mia that bears a threatening message, his fiercest protective instincts kick in, and he knows he must go to her. Mia has never forgiven Lucas for breaking her heart, and she’s convinced her feelings for him are in the past. But it’s soon clear that isn’t true for either of them. Now, determined to solve the crime and keep Mia safe, with his ARES buddies backing him up, Lucas will have to reconstruct the murder victim’s last days—and follow a lethal trail that leads right back to the fate of the woman he still loves . . . “A fantastic blend of romance and suspense . . . thrilling to the end.” —Mary Burton, USA Today bestselling author on Kill Without Mercy

Who Was Kobe Bryant?

Author:Ellen Labrecque,Who HQ

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0593225724

Total Pages:56

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Told in a new Who HQ NOW format for trending topics, this Who Was? biography details NBA superstar Kobe Bryant's legendary career and the impact of his legacy on the sports world and beyond. Kobe Bryant was just an eighteen-year-old high-school basketball player when he decided to enter the National Basketball Association's draft. Though he was the thirteenth overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets, he would never play a single game for them. Instead, Kobe was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he would spend his entire twenty-season career, winning five championships and numerous awards. Author Ellen Labreque takes readers through each exciting moment, from his iconic dunks to his 81-point game--all the milestones that span Kobe Bryant's legendary career and legacy.

Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Author:Michael Morpurgo

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:0545746051

Total Pages:144

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A stunning novel about friendship, war, and one girl's bravery which changes her life forever.It's 1943, and twelve-year-old Lily Tregenza lives on a farm in an idyllic seaside village in England. Apart from her father being away and the "townie" evacuees at school, her life is scarcely touched by the war . . . until Lily and her family, along with 3,000 other villagers, are ordered to evacuate their homes to allow the Allied forces to practice their landings for D-day. It's a dangerous operation--guns firing and bombs exploding--and the whole area is off-limits. But Adolphus Tips, Lily's adored cat, has other ideas--barbed wire and "Keep out!" signs mean nothing to her. Tips (cont'd)

2Fish

Author:Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1612438261

Total Pages:144

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Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo has developed and refined a method of emoting through writing. 2Fish is a collection of intimate poems (and a few short stories) written by Chilombo from adolescence to adulthood, in no particular order. The book details Chilombo's thoughts in their most raw and honest form taken directly from a collection of notebooks she has kept since age 12.

Seduction on the CEO's Terms

Author:Charlene Sands

Publisher:Silhouette

ISBN:1426860196

Total Pages:192

Viewed:429

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He'd returned to Napa Valley strictly to help run the family winery…not be distracted by a beauty on the staff. CEO Joe Carlino had made the mistake of indulging in an office romance once before, and everything about Ali Pendrake practically screamed "make me your woman!" Frustrated that her boss was judging her solely by her looks, Ali committed to a total reverse makeover. Ironically, when she transformed from glittery Cinderella to mousey plain Jane, she really caught the wealthy bachelor's eye. Yet as they moved from boardroom to bedroom, she wondered if Joe would ever see—or love—the real Ali.

break your glass slippers

Author:Amanda Lovelace,ladybookmad

Publisher:Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN:1524861480

Total Pages:160

Viewed:1922

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"more forgetting time. more midnight dances with yourself." amanda lovelace, the bestselling & award-winning author of the “women are some kind of magic” poetry series, presents a new companion series, “you are your own fairy tale” the first installment, break your glass slippers, is about overcoming those who don’t see your worth, even if that person is sometimes yourself. in the epic tale of your life, you are the most important character while everyone is but a forgotten footnote. even the prince.

Twin of Fire

Author:Jude Deveraux

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:0743459350

Total Pages:384

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JUDE DEVERAUX entwines the fronteir adventures of two unforgettable sisters -- demure beauty Houston Chandler and her independent, hot-tempered twin Blair -- discover heartfelt passions as powerfully as compelling as ice and fire.... Twin of Fire While dreaming of practicing medicine, Blair falls in love with her placid sister's fianceé, himself a doctor. Blair's impetuous spirit has won her a medical degree in a man's world -- and captured Lee Westfield's heart. But even as the couple's ardor grows, there are nights when Lee disappears only to return exhausted, haunted. His silence imperils their love, but the truth would imperil her life.

River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics

Author:Gary Parker,Marcelo H. Garcia

Publisher:CRC Press

ISBN:1439833893

Total Pages:1280

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The Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics offers the latest research results concerning quantitative modelling of the interaction of water and sediment and the shapes this interaction makes. Morphodynamics is the study of the evolution of landscape and seascape features, from small scale to large, in respon

Water Engineering and Management through Time

Author:Enrique Cabrera

Publisher:CRC Press

ISBN:0203836731

Total Pages:345

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Water Engineering and Management - Learning from History explores the pair technology / water use (an indivisible pair, since the first member of the binomial determines the second) which, in the light of the knowledge available in the 21st century and with a conception focused on the near future, goes beyond the limits set by nature itself. T

Life and death of a rural village in Garamantian Times. Archaeological investigations in the oasis of Fewet (Libyan Sahara)

Author:Lucia Mori

Publisher:All’Insegna del Giglio

ISBN:8878145947

Total Pages:406

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This volume presents the results of the archaeological investigations in the oasis of Fewet (SW Libyan Sahara), carried out by the Archaeological Mission in the Sahara of the Sapienza University of Rome. Evidences of an ancient rural village were identified under the houses of the modern town of Tan Afella and a large necropolis, dated to the Garamantian times, spread at the fringes of the modern settlement. Until 1997 very little was known on the Garamantian period in the Wadi Tanezzuft area and on the transition from the pastoral to the early-historical phase. This period witnessed the gradual sedentarisation of human groups in the oases, and the development of caravan routes with the flourishing of an intra- and trans-Saharan trade. These processes, also influenced by significant alterations in climate, which led to the agricultural exploitation of the limited areas where water resources were available – the oases – were archaeologically unknown as far as settlements were concerned. The archaeological surveys and excavations carried out in the area of Fewet were particularly promising and are here analysed in a multidisciplinary perspective, which takes into consideration environmental and anthropological studies in the attempt to reconstruct the culture and the life of people inhabiting the Southern Fezzan region in early-historical times. «The historical archaeology of the Sahara remains an underdeveloped field of research, especially for the pre-Islamic period. The most significant exception to this rule has for long concerned the people known as the Garamantes, who inhabited the central Saharan region coincident with Libya’s south-west province, Fezzan. (…) This volume is a marvelous addition to the small corpus of published research on the Pre-Islamic oasis societies of the Sahara and provides a complementary perspective on the world of the Garamantes to the Anglo-Libyan work I have directed from their heartlands in the Wadi el-Ajal, c. 400 km to north-east of Ghat». Prof. David J. Mattingly, University of Leicester, UK.

Plaster Casts

Author:Rune Frederiksen,Eckart Marchand

Publisher:Walter de Gruyter

ISBN:3110216876

Total Pages:764

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This volume originates from an international conference held at Oxford University in 2007. Texts by classical archaeologists, art historians, students of the history of collecting, curators, conservators and artists address objects and themes from antiquity to the present day, ancient Egypt to 20th-century Mexico and contemporary Europe. They explore status, reception and functions of casts as well as hands-on issues, such as the making, trading, display and conservation of plaster casts. A handbook for students, academics, curators and collectors, the text will become a standard work on the role of plaster casts in the history of Western sculpture.

Read & Think Italian, Premium Second Edition

Author:The Editors of Think Italian! Magazine

Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:1259836347

Total Pages:224

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A first-class ticket to building key Italian language skills From the bestselling Read & Think series, this fully-illustrated guide brings the Italian language to life! In addition to introducing, developing, and growing key vocabulary, this book gives you an insider’s look at Italian life—from Italy’s coffee culture to regional festivals, and from biographies of famous Italians (from Leonardo to Sophia Loren) to articles on the history and gastronomy of the country. Including more than 100 engaging articles written by native Italian-speakers, each one provides a bilingual glossary on the same page, allowing you to learn without stopping to look up new or unfamiliar words. Each chapter contains several exercises to reinforce comprehension and the new premium edition features streaming audio recordings of more than 40 readings (70 minutes) and over 7,000 vocabulary items by flashcard, easily accessible online or on any mobile device, through the unique McGraw-Hill Language Lab app.

Sob um Céu Branco

Author:Elizabeth Kolbert

Publisher:Editora Intrinseca

ISBN:6555601914

Total Pages:224

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Autora premiada com o Pulitzer lança reportagem sobre ações e pesquisas científicas que podem salvar o planeta Depois de causar tantos danos ao planeta, será que conseguimos transformar a natureza, mas dessa vez para nos salvar? Em reportagem original, Elizabeth Kolbert, vencedora do Pulitzer pelo alarmante A sexta extinção, entrevista biólogos, engenheiros genéticos e atmosféricos e outros especialistas para tentar responder a essa pergunta e nos mostrar como os cientistas estão remodelando a Terra. Com uma linguagem direta e por vezes bem-humorada, este livro é uma injeção de esperança e informação, e aponta que ainda há tempo de corrigir os problemas que colocam em risco a vida como a conhecemos. A autora examina com atenção o mundo novo que estamos criando. Ao longo de sua trajetória, Kolbert encontra biólogos tentando preservar o peixe mais raro do mundo, que vive em uma pequena piscina no meio do Mojave; engenheiros transformando a emissão de carbono em pedras na Islândia; pesquisadores australianos desenvolvendo um “supercoral” capaz de sobreviver a temperaturas mais altas; e físicos analisando a possibilidade de atirar fragmentos de diamantes na estratosfera para refrescar a Terra. Segundo Kolbert, a civilização pode ser vista como um exercício de dez mil anos desafiando a natureza. Em A sexta extinção, ela explorou como nossa capacidade de destruição remodelou o mundo natural. Dessa vez, reflete como muitas formas de intervenção que colocaram a Terra em risco estão cada vez mais sendo vistas como a única esperança para sua salvação. Sob um céu branco é uma investigação surpreendente dos desafios que enfrentamos.

Vox Compact Spanish and English Dictionary, Third Edition (Paperback)

Author:Vox

Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:0071808116

Total Pages:864

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Number one in the world Numero uno en el mundo Vox Compact Spanish and English Dictionary has helped speakers of Spanish and of English around the world find the right word quickly and easily. From offices in Orlando to living rooms in London and school rooms in San Juan, this comprehensive Spanish/English dictionary is the preferred choice for millions of people--in class, at home or work, or on the go. Here you'll find: An up-to-date word list that gives special emphasis to everyday language, along with current technical, scientific, Internet, and environmental terms Approximately 85,000 headwords, phrases, and examples Irregular verb forms--in both Spanish and English--presented in convenient tables Complete grammar overviews of both Spanish and English English pronunciation indicated in the International Phonetic Alphabet Useful appendices that add to the dictionary's value as an all-purpose reference