For the most part, Jeredong lacks the heart-pumping terror rides you might find at
Great Adventure, Disneyland, or Six Flags. But the Pusing Lagi is quite another
story. “It's an SLC,” Milton said, wowing me with amusement park lingo.
Author: Elliott Hester
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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.
Heart beating like a Tuareg war drum, Tillie dashed to the window. Down in the
street, the warriors were dismounting from their dromedaries. A youth held the
amenoukal's white camel. “Arthur, we have to leave right now,” she whispered.
Author: Catherine Palmer
This collection bundles all 3 of beloved author Catherine Palmer’s Treasures of the Heart series together into one 3-book for a great value! #1: A Kiss of Adventure Desperate and on the run, Tillie Thornton finds herself in an uneasy partnership with Graeme McLeod, a daring adventurer who comes out of nowhere to thwart the plot of Tillie’s would-be kidnappers. Now these two must join forces against their common enemies, as well as the challenges of nature, as they embark on a quest that could bring them the answers they seek—or cost them everything. Formerly published as The Treasure of Timbuktu. #2: A Whisper of Danger Jessica Thornton is ready for a fresh start for herself and her irrepressible son, Splinter. An unexpected, unusual inheritance—a remote island mansion—seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. But when she arrives, she stumbles into a dangerous web of deception, greed, and murder. Even worse, she runs into the one person she never wanted to lay eyes on again: her long-lost husband, the man who coldly deserted her before their son was born. And the request he makes of her threatens to shake the very foundation of her life. Formerly published as The Treasure of Zanzibar. #3: A Touch of Betrayal 2001 Christy Award winner! Fashion designer Alexandra Prescott fully expects her latest business trip to be an adventure. After all, she is looking for inspiration for a line of exotic fabrics. But her well-ordered plans are shattered by news of financial disaster—and an attempt on her life! Reluctantly admitting her vulnerability, she is forced to turn for help to Grant Thornton, an infuriatingly independent anthropologist whom she has met under suspicious circumstances. Inexplicably drawn together, neither is prepared for the challenges ahead.
The Human Body Detectives series explores science with a twist—an accessible lesson about the human body presented in a fun, relatable way that kids will love.Each Human Body Detective book can stand alone or be read as part of the series ...
Human Body Detectives Merrin and Pearl are at it again. The stories of Merrin and Pearl's magical ability to jump into people's bodies and explore their systems (digestive, immune, circulatory, skeletal, nervous) combine science with their fun adventures to help kids understand how their bodies work. At the same time, each book explains the healthy whole foods that fuel each system. Ideal for both the home and the classroom, these beautifully illustrated books include activity pages, a glossary of terms, and information about the best foods kids can eat to keep their bodies healthy. A curriculum for teachers is also available for each book. The Human Body Detectives series explores science with a twist-an accessible lesson about the human body presented in a fun, relatable way that kids will love. Each Human Body Detective book can stand alone or be read as part of the series. The five stories featured in the Human Body Detectives collection include: The Lucky Escape, Battle with the Bugs, A Heart Pumping Adventure, Osteoblasts to the Rescue. and Brainiacs. Recommended for ages 6 to 10
365 Days of Adventure Zondervan, ... you ever felt your heart beating hard in your
chest after you've ridden your bike or after a run? Did you know the average heart
beats 80 times per minute and 4,800 times per hour? That's about 115,000 ...
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Grab your parka and compass and get ready for adventure! This illustrated, full-color NIrV Adventure Bible Book of Devotions for Early Readers: Polar Exploration Edition takes kids on a thrilling, enriching quest through the Bible. This 365-day devotional with all-new content is filled with exciting daily devotions and includes topical and Scripture indexes. Devotional topics include self-esteem, courage, friendship, and many more! Boys and girls will learn more about God and the Bible and be inspired to live a life of faith—the greatest adventure of all. Companion to the NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers, Polar Exploration Edition, written at a 3rd grade reading just for developing readers. With over 9 million copies sold, the Adventure Bible brand is beloved by Christian schools, churches, and families alike. Now, the #1 Bible brand for kids, including all of its trusted essentials loved by parents, is available in an exciting polar exploration theme!
Human Body Detectives Merrin and Pearl are at it again. Their magical ability to jump into people's bodies and explore their systems (digestive, skeletal, nervous ( June 2014), circulatory, and immune) combines science with their fun adventures to help kids understand their anatomy and how their bodies work. In Osteoblasts to the Rescue, Merrin and Pearl examine their friend Lily's skeletal system on their journey to reach the broken bone in her arm. Along the way they slide down rib bones, climb up the clavicle, see the fracture, and so much more. In the end they not learn about how broken bones repair themselves, but they get a firsthand lesson on the functions of the skeletal system. Ideal for both the home and the classroom, these beautifully illustrated books offer activity pages as well as a glossary of terms and information about the best foods kids can eat to keep their bodies healthy. A curriculum for teachers is also available for each book. The Human Body Detectives series offers science with a twist-an accessible lesson about the human body presented in a fun, relatable way that kids will love. Each Human Body Detective book can stand-alone as well as be read as part of the series. Osteoblasts to the Rescue is one of five stories featured in the Human Body Detectives series, along with Battle with the Bugs, A Heart Pumping Adventure, The Lucky Escape, and Brainiacs. which will be debuting in June 2014.
Merrin and Pearl venture in to the nervous system when their favorite teacher, Ms. Anderson, spills hot tea on her leg. on the way to her brain to examine how she'll react, Merrin and Pearl ride a nerve impulse, bounce among dendrites, and ...
Author: Heather Manley
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Human Body Detectives Merrin and Pearl are at it again. Their magical ability to jump into people's bodies and explore their systems (digestive, skeletal, nervous, circulatory, and immune) combines science with their fun adventures to help kids understand their anatomy and how their bodies work. In Brainiacs, Merrin and Pearl venture in to the nervous system when their favorite teacher, Ms. Anderson, spills hot tea on her leg. On the way to her brain to examine how she'll react, Merrin and Pearl ride a nerve impulse, bounce among dendrites, explore the brain's gray matter, and so much more. In the end, they not only learn how messages are communicated between the brain and the body, but they also get a firsthand lesson on the functions of the nervous system. Brainiacs is one of five stories featured in the Human Body Detectives book and curriculum series, along with The Lucky Escape, Battle with the Bugs, A Heart Pumping Adventure, and Osteoblasts to the Rescue.
Lifting hay bales and trudging through deep snow had gotten his heart pumping
and filled his lungs with fresh mountain air. He'd felt alive again, strong. But the
best part about it had been working side by side with Nate. And still something
Author: Pamela Clare
Publisher: Hachette UK
Fans of Suzanne Brockmann, Maya Banks, Christy Reece, Julie Ann Walker and Cindy Gerard will adore Pamela Clare's expertly plotted romantic suspense series, which sets the pages alight with sizzling chemistry. For tension, thrills, romance and passion take a spin with the I-Team. TV reporter Laura Nilsson spent eighteen months in an Al-Qaeda compound after being kidnapped live on air. Two years later, she's still wondering why. No mission in Javier Corbray's career as a Navy SEAL affected him the way Laura's rescue did. And he wants her more than he's ever wanted anyone. As Laura and Javier's passion ignites, so does Laura's need to discover the mystery of her past. Especially when she learns that her abduction was not random - and that she's still a target for a killer with an impenetrable motive. Now Javier will have to rely on his skills to keep the woman he loves from being struck down before she dares uncover the truth... Sexy. Thrilling. Unputdownable. Take a wildly romantic ride with Pamela Clare's I-Team: Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence, Unlawful Contact, Naked Edge, Breaking Point, Striking Distance, Seduction Game.
Laria gently let go and placed her paw over Dorcas' heart. Laria could feel her heart beating. At first the beat was slow, then it increased beating faster and
faster. Laria managed to slow it down and finally it happened, Dorcas' heartbeat
Author: Denise Farley
Publisher: Tabby Girls LLC
Are you ready for a journey? Come join the Tabby Girls as they explore and discover new friends, new enemies, and reveal new secrets that only the Tabby Girls can unlock. In the exciting Adventures of Tabby Girls and the Magical Letar, meet Layla, Diamond and Kiana, three audacious kittens, as they travel and learn things about themselves they never knew existed! Will they be put to the test? Will new alliances form, or will old ones cease? Will they prevail, or will they fail? Only time will tell! Enjoy the ride as they take you on the escapade of a lifetime, in The Adventures of Tabby Girls and the Magical Letar!
A heart-pumping adventure where the excitement of defeating security guards
and burglar alarms far out-weighed the prospect of getting caught. It was like a
game of cat and mouse and the victor took the spoils. The spoils varied from cash
Author: Bernie Matthews
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Category: True Crime
Intractable is a relentless and remarkable story of life on the inside of two of Australia's most brutal prison regimes - Grafton and Katingal - in the 70s. In 1969 Bernie Matthews was convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to 10 years. A serial escapee, prison authorities soon classified Matthews as an intractable prisoner and he was transferred to the Alcatraz of the NSW prison system at Grafton. There, life was a routine series of bashings and solitary confinement, and as the systematic brutality of Grafton became a political scandal, Matthews and other prisoners found themselves transferred to a fresh hell in 1975 - Katingal Special Security Unit inside Sydney's Long Bay Jail, Australia's first super-max prison. A concrete bunker with no natural light or fresh air, Katingal replaced Grafton's bashings with sensory deprivation and psychological control. Suicide attempts and self-harm followed. One of the longest serving and surviving Katingal inmates, Matthews did not see daylight for two years, eight months. Intractable is not only a shocking story of what it's like to do time but also a history of one of the great political scandals of the 70s from a unique perspective (Katingal was pulled down this year). It's also the eye-opening story of a man who managed to turn his life around in the worst of Australia's prisons to become a writer and prison activist.
Author: Thomas Kaplan-MaxfieldPublish On: 2012-03-06
His heart beating as he pulled the door open, he walked into a room so dark he
could not see the far walls. The ceiling seemed high overhead, twinkling with
stars. Could he be outside? he wondered. But it was too dark, and no lights from
Author: Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield
Publisher: Kepler Press
It’s the fall of 2010 at Jesuit-run Boston College, where senior Jack Knecht has just seen a ghostly figure in long antique robes slipping into Gasson Hall, the Gothic bell tower looming over the stately campus. Students and faculty alike, comfortably at home on The Heights, know the building is locked for major renovations this semester. Why would a spirit in 18th-century dress be haunting contemporary college life? Jack wonders. Thus begins this driving mystery-adventure in which Jack and his girlfriend, Fran Romero, run from menacing ghosts, are attacked out of the blue by a fiery dragon overhead and a raging bull underground, and have to face suspicious Jesuits threatening expulsion, all while keeping up with classes in this most sociable of schools. These are reasons enough to quickly decipher a tantalizing ancient map that convincingly points to the BC campus as the secret site of the Holy Grail, lost for centuries now. Proceeding by their wits with crucial help from eccentric art history professor Melinda Galen, the fey ghost of the last Templar grand master Jacques de Molay, and an imaginative, close-knit circle of college friends, Fran and Jack embark on a journey of discovery. The trail, however, is a twisted one, winding from the religious cult of Mithraism rooted in the ancient Syrian city of Dura-Europos through the medieval Templars down to modern-day Jesuits bearing a colorful history from Old World to New. Amid campus Quidditch games and undergraduate parties, dance rehearsals, middle-of-the-night discussions about hooking up, and communal meals, the young students pool their various esoteric disciplines to pursue the mystery of the Grail’s location. In the course of investigating the recondite riddles of the Mithraic cult, Fran and Jack come to pursue a Grail for a new millennium and thereby seek to become initiates into the mysteries of love. But in our age of crisis, with the planet suffering while economies spin out of control, can Fran and Jack find a way through the phantasmagoric maze confronting them, to find at last the Grail and arrive at a newly awakened consciousness? Grail Mysterium is a novel about love and its possibilities, about dating and relationships among the younger Linked Generation, and about the fundamental shift in human interconnectedness now underway in the 21st century. This cross between "The Da Vinci Code" and "Harry Potter for adults" is the first in the Adventure on The Heights series by Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield.
"Merrin and Pearl's little cousin Max is sick, threatening everyone's Mexican holiday.
Author: Dr. Heather Manley
Category: Immune system
"Merrin and Pearl's little cousin Max is sick, threatening everyone's Mexican holiday. This time the girls find themselves in Max's body, witnessing firsthand the immune system in action. They befriend a white blood cell warrior who leads them into battle against the offending bacteria"--P.  of cover.
Author: Alexander Molnar Jr.Publish On: 2000-05-19
An Al Ranlom Action Adventure Novel Alexander Molnar Jr. Back at the place
where Pete' ... He tried to control his fear and had succeeded thus far, but he
could feel his heart beating in his chest, faster and faster, each beat louder and
Author: Alexander Molnar Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Land Beyond Time is a non-stop, fast paced, action packed adventure that takes place in the jungles of the Amazon River. It is a story about traitors, sabotage, espionage, greed, hate, love and romance, cold blooded murder, and justice. It is the story about the trials and tribulations of a dozen human beings whos sabotaged aircraft crashes into the Amazon jungle. The crash survivors, 6 men and 6 women, including 2 drug cartel bosses, being extradited to the US, now must compete against their individual fears, each other and those unknown unexplained challenges facing them in the hot, wet, dangerous jungle. The terrifying but strange animals that abound there, like the giant spiders, boars, anacondas, and crocodiles; two hostile tribes and the headhunters; a Colombian drug cartel group of professional killers coming to rescue their bosses; and a small, but elite team of US Marines conducting search and rescue operations for the crash survivors; all are tossed together in the jungles of the Amazon. Our adventure begins during December 1999, in Lima, Peru, when a US military aircraft (C141) preparing to take a number of government passengers back to the US, is commandeered by an Embassy official. He orders the aircraft to take on10 additional passengers, including two recently captured Colombian drug lords being extradited to the US. Hours into the flight the plane is sabotaged by someone onboard and it crashes into the Amazon River dumping the survivors into the hostile terrain north of Manaus, Brazil. Two of the 12 crash survivors are immediately separated from the main group and have adventures of their own to contend just to remain alive. The remaining survivors are captured by one of two hostile tribes (the Ingou and Sangou). The survivors are taken to the Ingou village and interrogated, while second tribe prepares to attack the Ingou village to pre-empt an escaped prisoners arrival there, who possesses information which could change the delicate balance of power in the jungle. Back in Peru, an Embassy official is fingered as an espionage agent for the major drug cartel. The official gets nervous and runs to his new bosses in Colombia. Meanwhile, the cartel sends 24 professional killers to retrieve their two drug bosses from the sabotaged aircraft. Their additional instructions are to eliminate all the remaining passengers. When the aircraft fails to show up at Manaus as planned, the cartels killers immediately begin a search pattern, and within hours of finding the crashed aircraft, their journey begins. Back in Lima, the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the Marine Security Guard (MSG) Detachment, a friend of Al Ranlom, a former Marine who is aboard the missing aircraft, hears of the espionage and the plane crash. Not one to stand by and watch, the NCOIC forms an unofficial search and rescue team, which picks up the trail of the missing craft and her survivors. The dangers to all involved: the survivors, the cartels professional killers and the Marine Security Detachment rescuers, are found in every turn they take. They are all around them, in the trees, at ground level, on, under and above the waterways, swamps and mangroves. These hazards eat away at their self confidence, and tears at their moral fabric. They are tested continuously, passing one test only to encounter another challenge. If it isnt attacks by giant spiders, anacondas, and crocodiles, its tigers, flesh eating worms and blood sucking bats. Or its problems from hostile tribes or from the natural environment, like earthquakes and lava flows or from the failure of their sophisticated equipment, like the GPS systems, radios, and walkie-talkie
And Omar the Black running, his lungs pounding, his heart beating like a
triphammer; darting left, right, left, right—steadily gaining on his pursuers, at last
finding temporary refuge at the edge of town, in the old cemetery, among the
Author: Achmed Abdullah
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
The fifth issue of Adventure Tales salutes pulp legend Achmed Abdullah, popular writer in the pulp magazines in the early 20th century, with two long stories -- "Their Own Dear Land" and "The Remittance Woman." Many of his stories deal with exotic locales, usually Oriental. But even his Occidental tales are of interest, well written and fast paced, often with an unexpected twist or two. Also included are "The Mid-Watch Tragedy," a Jimmy Lavender detective story by Vincent Starrett, and "The Pearls of Paruki," by J. Allan Dunn. Another great issue!
Alex Berenson. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE
FAITHIFUL SPY A John Wells Nowel “Heart-pumping adventure."—USA Today
THE GHOST WAR “A very sophisticated vision. . . . Front Cover.
Author: Alex Berenson
Another thrilling adventure featuring John Wells, the deep cover CIA operative from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Faithful Spy and The Deceivers John Wells barely survived his homecoming when it was thought he’d become too close to the terrorists. Though his wounds have healed, his mind is far from clear. He needs to get back in the fight. And there is a fight waiting for him. A power play in China is causing chaos around the globe. And even as Wells does what he does best, a mole within the CIA is preparing to light the final fuse that will propel an unsuspecting world toward open war and annihilation. And this time, there may be nothing John Wells can do to stop it...
Dylan didn't move, so the moray eel put his head against Dylan's tail. Dylan with his heart beating fast, very slowly and gently lowered his hand to the moray eel,
which sniffed it shyly and then lowered his head. Dylan gently rubbed the moray
Author: Olivia Belcher
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When fourteen year old Madison gets invited to stay in the coastal town of Seahorse Bay with her aunt and uncle, she can hardly hold in her excitement. She has always wanted to be near the ocean. She is introduced to siblings Dylan and Marin, who soon become her closest friends. One evening after spending all day having fun swimming at the beach, the two girls get the shock of their lives! They find out they are mermaids! Then the two girls find out that each of their families are mer-folk. Little do the adults know, that the very next day, while Dylan takes the two girls to try out their 'new tails', the teens would find themselves caught up in an exciting underwater adventure of danger, secret plots, hidden cave passages, midnight meetings and some unexpected surprises, while exploring the The Great Barrier Reef and its underwater city (Barrier City). Dylan gets kidnapped, they all get trapped, and there are two hench-fish called Spike and Claw after them! All because King Neptune lost his Trident!
Its arms started flailing and soon his prey wasflyingintothe air. Betty was thrown
into the shallow water along the shore. She slowly pulled herself ontothewet
sand, breathing deep, her heart beating wildly. She wasalive.She savored a few
Author: Ravina Thakkar
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Betty loves to read all about Amber the Brave's adventures in her favorite book series. She also loves to pretend she's on an adventure just like Amber—flying through the air and saving the day. But when Betty's daydreams turn into reality, she'll need to conquer a supervillian for real. Or she'll be stuck inside Amber's Big Adventure forever. Nine-year-old Betty Hilmar thinks her life couldn't possibly be more boring. That's why she's always reading her favorite book, Amber the Brave. Amber gets to battle supervillians, slay dragons, and have incredible adventures that Betty only dreams of. But everything changes when Betty receives a mysterious new book. Suddenly, Betty finds herself in the middle of one of Amber's top secret missions. Together, she and Amber must stop the evil Doctor Sly from taking over the world, and as they race from one danger to the next, Betty learns that being a sidekick is no piece of cake.
Everything wasso still that hecouldhear his own heart beating forth healthful and
regular pulsations, . .but he was scarcely conscious ofhisown existence,—he
wasonly aware of the vast, beautiful, halcyon calm that encircled him Heaven!
Mama walked to the gate and much to her shock, It pushed wide open, who had
broken the lock? Oh the wind from last night must have opened it up And with her heart beating fast, she wondered where was that pup? Mama looked up and ...
On hearing this news, Tim's heart started pumping fast. Although he felt sorry for
Jake and his parents, he was sure that the adventure was hotting up again,
convinced that the person who had burgled Jake's shop was the very same
Author: Andrew Burton
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Children's stories
When Luke (10) and Michael Kingsman (6) got involved in a messy but hilarious ketchup fight in their garden, nobody could foresee the adventure it would lead them into. As a result of the ketchup fight, Luke’s best friend Whizzo starts inventing and creates a number of ketchup-firing weapons that the children plan to use in a series of friendly fights. With their newly created weapons, the children want a name for their gang and become the Ketchup Kids.During their first battle, the children discover a burglar’s kit in the woods and make a momentous decision – to become crime-busting heroes and solve the mystery themselves. The discovery catapults the gang into a thrilling adventure of a lifetime, involving lots of sticky red stuff and some mean and malevolent burglars who are out to catch the children. Will the Ketchup Kids apprehend the burglars – or have they gone a step too far into an adventure that should have been dealt with by grown ups?Prepare to get messy with The Ketchup Kids, a charming, light-hearted and humourous adventure story for 7-10 year old children. Beautifully illustrated, Andrew Burton’s tale gives the reader a story that could easily happen in real life. Reminiscent of The Famous Five and The Secret Seven, the book revives a long-forgotten and highly entertaining story format.
Heart. pumps. To show how the heart pumps blood around the body. Stand with
your feet hip-width apart and make a small pumping step out diagonally in front of
you with your right leg. At the same time make a pumping action with your arms.