Wars and rumors of war are everywhere. Terrorism is on the rise. Disease and famine are increasing in great measure. The nuclear arms race out of control. Riccio's book puts everything into perspective.
In this humorous version of the traditional tale, Chicken Little panics when an acorn falls on her head and sets off a dance frenzy among the other chickens, and while squirrel and the other animals understand what really happened, they soon join in the dancing--because it is fun.
Understanding and Coping with Phobias, Panic and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
Author: Raeann Dumont
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
An authoritative guide to understanding and coping with a range of phobias, panic, and obsessive-compulsive disorders draws on case studies and the author's expertise to help readers recognize anxiety disorders, manage symptoms, and find treatment.
I'll Never Forget That Day The unexpected strikes each of us at some point in our lives. Those days when the sky feels as though it's closing in and our world is crumbling around us. A loved one dies... We survive a natural disaster... We witness a horrific event or act of terrorism. And we live in fear of what might happen as we step onto an airplane or watch as someone we love is admitted into the hospital. How can we best respond to such shock and grief? Is it possible to feel safe again or to make sense of life in the aftermath? Christian counselor H. Norman Wright has helped individuals cope in the wake of 9/11; Hurricane Katrina; the mass shootings at Aurora, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada; and other traumatic events. Here he offers compassionate guidance on facing—and growing from—the circumstances you fear most. You'll discover practical ways to prepare for the unexpected, and find a path to real hope and peace—even in the midst of tragedy.
An Oral History of the CIA's Evacuation of the Hmong from Laos
Author: Gayle L. Morrison
"Starting in 1960, Hmong guerrillas, under the command of General Vang Pao, functioned as operatives in the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's secret war against communist forces in Laos. This enabled the CIA to maintain the perception of United States neutrality in Laos and engage North Vietnamese troops in Laos who would otherwise fight in South Vietnam. In exchange, the U.S. government pledged to care for the Hmong if Laos fell, and, in May 1975, the evacuated more than 2,500 Hmong soldiers and families. Many of those involved in the action provide herein a firsthand account of the 14-day evacuation and the events leading up to it, documenting the political and human aspects of this unusual historical event"--P.  of cover.
(Comedy) Samantha's guru, Jill, informs her that the rapture will occur tomorrow and she and the elect will be taken from the earth in space ships. Samantha and her sister, Ricki, have been at odds ever since the tragic death of their parents and Samantha realizes that she must say goodbye before being whisked into space. Ricki and her grandmother aren't surprised by Samantha's apocalyptic news - they've seen it from her before, but they go along for a wild night of farewells and a surprising visitation. A fast-paced, heart-felt comedy. Cast: 4 Females
Sky Lhamon was a typical teenager born into a not so typical family filled with drug abuse, neglect, and a total disregard for her well being. Sky would have to make her own adult decisions. Decisions that would later lead to tragedy and her eventual demise. This is the story of Sky Lhamon. A Tragedy in story that couldn't be scripted, taken from the headlines.
Computer engineer Dave Hansen is transported from Earth to a world where the rules of science and physics are replaced by the rules of magic. Hanson was summoned to help save the world's sky from collapsing. The sky is a literal dome that arches above the world, with the sun and stars not massive celestial bodies trillions of miles away, but smaller lights that move about within the dome of the sky. Hansen must find a way to reconcile his scientific knowledge with the magic of his new world and thus prevent the sky from falling.
It is the summer of 1940, and all of England fears an invasion by Hitler’s army. Norah lies in bed listening to the anxious voices of her parents downstairs. Then Norah is told that she and her brother, Gavin, are being sent to Canada. The voyage across the ocean is exciting, but at the end of it Norah is miserable. The rich woman who takes them in prefers Gavin to her, the children at school taunt her, and as the news from England becomes worse, she longs for home. As Norah begins to make friends, she discovers a surprising responsibility that helps her to accept her new country.
Dr. Suri Lahdka and Dr. Robert Miller discover an icy body capable of destroying all life on Earth. They begin working on saving the world--while dealing with the knowledge that the world might end--all on their own. Meanwhile, Jeremy Genser, a Houston High School Senior, and his friends struggle to come to terms with the world's possible demise in their own way. The Sky is Falling is book #1 from The Meteor, an EPIC Press series, a division of ABDO.
Summoned from Earth by magic, Dave Hanson finds himself embroiled in the politics and engineering problems of an alternate Earth named Terah . . . for Terah's sky has shattered, and he may be the one man in all the universe who can restore it! But science and sorcery, beautiful women, and fantastic monsters are just the beginning of his problems . . . Originally published in shorter form in "Beyond Fantasy Fiction" in 1954, then expanded to novel length, here is Lester del Rey's classic science-fantasy, "The Sky is Falling"!
How Vampires, Zombies, Androids and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism
Author: Peter Biskind
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Social Science
'You'll never look at your favourite movies and TV shows the same way again. And you shouldn't' Steven Soderbergh 'Insanely readable' Slavoj Zizek 'Your book was ... like a bag of pot, with me saying, 'I'm not gonna smoke.' But I was insatiable' Quentin Tarantino on Easy Riders, Raging Bulls In The Sky is Falling! bestselling cultural critic Peter Biskind takes us on a dizzying ride across two decades of pop culture to show how the TV and movies we love - from Game of Thrones and 24 to Homeland and Iron Man - have taught us to love political extremism. Welcome to a darkly pessimistic, apocalyptic world where winter has come, the dead are walking, and ultra violence, revenge and torture are all in a day's work. Welcome to the new normal.