Amy’s encounter with dinosaurs and cave dwellers—and aliens—was pretty wild. Now her quest to stop the spread of the infectious bacteria gets even more bizarre as she agrees to take another perilous voyage. A voyage inside a plague-ridden human body. If Amy survives being injected into this complex landscape where good cells are waging battle against bad cells, she could save millions of lives. But it’s a do-or-die world in there. . . .
Amy Candler never bothered with the popular clique at school. Now she wants to join their ranks. It doesn't make any sense to her friends--especially when a wave of panic is sweeping through the school hallways and friends need to stick together. Students are disappearing. Eric is being stalked. Mr. Devon mysteriously returns, whispering about dark secrets. Everyone at Parkside Middle School is on edge, and even with her extraordinary skills, Amy is about to find out that being popular can be hazardous to her health. See book for details on how you can win a FREE Billy Crawford "Urgently In Love" Maxi Single and Autographed Poster!
It's a day like no other! Amy's birthday is coming up. She's turning 13. Now she'll be an official teenager -- and she wants to celebrate with a real blow-out. But on the big day, Amy wakes up and is definitely not ready to party. Her appearance is somewhat unexpected. Her growing pains have taken on . . . well, unusual proportions. Her family and friends don't know what to do. Amy may be an extraordinary girl, but can she ever be just a normal teenager?
Amy is going back to the place where she was born--Washington, D.C. It's a class trip to take in the historic sights of the nation's capital. Sure Amy's uneasy about traveling to the home turf of the people who funded Project Crescent--the reason she's alive--and is in constant fear of being captured. But it's a chance to connect with her roots. After all, what could go wrong? Well, Amy's mother is a class chaperon, and for her the trip stirs up memories. Memories of working in the top-secret government program to develop clones. Memories of a loved one battling a rare genetic disorder. Memories of betrayal, and a decision that would forever change her life. And now the trip back to where it all began pits mother and daughter against an enemy both old and new.
Read the exclusive tell-all about human clones in our midst! Amy knows better than to believe a tabloid newspaper’s far-fetched headlines. But when one of these rags begins a series of reports on the existence of human clones and their desire to create a master race, Amy takes notice. This is definitely not just another sensational story–even if others think so. But what is truth and what is fiction? It’s a case of mistaken identity. It’s a case of misplaced loyalties. It’s a case of multiple betrayals. And Amy quickly finds herself in the middle of a bitter and ugly struggle for dominance.
Amy Candler is trying to keep her special talents a secret, but when that means missing out on the trip of a lifetime, even Amy can't resist. Amy can't believe she is in New York, exploring the city and staying in a plush hotel, but before she knows it, Amy is headed straight for danger.
The Beijing-Islamabad axis plays a central role in Asia's geopolitics, from India's rise to the prospects for a post-American Afghanistan, from the threat of nuclear terrorism to the continent's new map of mines, ports and pipelines. China is Pakistan's great economic hope and its most trusted military partner; Pakistan is the battleground for China's encounters with Islamic militancy and the heart of its efforts to counter-balance the emerging US-India partnership. For decades, each country has been the other's only 'all-weather' friend. Yet the relationship is still little understood. The wildest claims about it are widely believed, while many of its most dramatic developments are hid- den from the public eye. This book sets out the recent history of Sino-Pakistani ties and their ramifications for the West, for India, for Afghanistan, and for Asia as a whole. It tells the stories behind some of its most sensitive aspects, including Beijing's support for Pakistan's nuclear program, China's dealings with the Taliban, and the Chinese military's planning for crises in Pakistan. It describes a relationship increasingly shaped by Pakistan's internal strife, and the dilemmas China faces between the need for regional stability and the imperative for strategic competition with India and the USA.
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Cabin Fever might be described as a modern Walden, if you can imagine Thoreau married, with a job, three kids, and a minivan. A seasonal memoir written alternately from a little cabin in the Michigan woods and a house in suburban Chicago, the book engages readers in a serious yet irreverent conversation about Thoreau's relevance in the modern age. The author turns Thoreau's immortal statement "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately" on its head with the phrase "I got married and had children because I wished to live deliberately." Though Fate spends half his time at the cabin, this is no world-renouncing, back-to-nature paean. Unlike Thoreau during his Walden years, he balances his solitude with full engagement in family and civic life. Fate's writing reflects this balancing of nature and family in stories such as "The Confused Cardinal," in which a male cardinal feeds chicks of another species and leads to a reflection on parenting; "In the Time of Cicadas," which juxtaposes his wife's hysterectomy with the burgeoning fecundity of the seventeen-year cicadas coming out to mate; and in a beautiful essay reminiscent of E. B. White's "Once More to the Lake," in which Fate takes his son to the same cabin his father took him as a child. In his exploration of how we are to live "a more deliberate life" amid a high-tech, materialist culture, Fate invites readers into an interrogation of their own lives, and into a new kind of vision: the possibility of enough in a culture of more.