Bird Bingo

Author: N.A

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856699174

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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This beautifully illustrated bingo game features 64 species of birds from around the world. Spot all kinds of birds—from the robin to the puffin and the kookaburra to the splendid fairywren—mark them off on your card and bingo! Contains 64 superbly illustrated bird tokens, one board, 12 bingo cards, and brightly colored counters for you to mark up your card, as well as a leaflet containing basic information and a few quirky traits for all of the birds featured.

The Bingo Queens of Oneida

How Two Moms Started Tribal Gaming in Wisconsin

Author: Mike Hoeft

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 0870206532

Category: History

Page: 189

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Before Indian casinos sprouted up around the country, a few enterprising tribes got their start in gambling by opening bingo parlors. A group of women on the Oneida Indian Reservation just outside Green Bay, Wisconsin, introduced bingo in 1976 simply to pay a few bills. Bingo not only paid the light bill at the struggling civic center but was soon financing vital health and housing services for tribal elderly and poor. While militant Indian activists often dominated national headlines in the 1970s, these church-going Oneida women were the unsung catalysts behind bingo’s rising prominence as a sovereignty issue in the Oneida Nation. The bingo moms were just trying to take care of the kids in the community. The Bingo Queens of Oneida: How Two Moms Started Tribal Gaming tells the story through the eyes of Sandra Ninham and Alma Webster, the Oneida women who had the idea for a bingo operation run by the tribe to benefit the entire tribe. Bingo became the tribe’s first moneymaker on a reservation where about half the population was living in poverty. Author Mike Hoeft traces the historical struggles of the Oneida—one of six nations of the Iroquois, or Haudenosaunee, confederacy—from their alliance with America during the Revolutionary War to their journey to Wisconsin. He also details the lives of inspirational tribal members who worked alongside Ninham and Webster, and also those who were positively affected by their efforts. The women-run bingo hall helped revitalize an indigenous culture on the brink of being lost. The Bingo Queens of Oneida is the story of not only how one game helped revive the Oneida economy but also how one game strengthened the Oneida community.

The Kids' Ultimate Animal Adventure Book

745 Quirky Facts and Hands-On Activities for Year-Round Fun

Author: Stacy Tornio,Ken Keffer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493029738

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

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The Kids’ Ultimate Animal Activity Book takes the best animal material from Stacy and Ken’s previous titles and puts it in a single book that kids will love and come back to time and again. Organized in a see, learn, do (interact) format, the book first lays the groundwork for observing and learning about the animals—from their behavior and habitat to the truths and myths about them—and then jumps into lots of animal-related activities (like finding caterpillars or inspecting lizards).

The Sweater Letter

Author: Dave Distel,Lynn Distel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595259335

Category: True Crime

Page: 356

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10-Minute Seasonal Crafts for Winter

Author: Annalees Lim

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 147779218X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Mini pine forests, ice mobiles, penguin bowling, and more will make crafty kids forget all about the freezing temperatures outside. But these winter projects will do much more than simply entertain. Informative texts highlighting different aspects of the season link art and earth science in a way that effectively utilizes both cognitive and tactile learning.

The Queen of Bingo

Author: Jeanne Michels,Phyllis Murphy

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822214175

Category: Drama

Page: 59

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THE STORY: Where can two sisters on the other side of fifty, who want to add a little zest, fun and excitement to their lives, find it? Bingo! On any Bingo night at St. Joseph's, you can find Father Mac, Lonnie and Cindy Conklin, Marge Meranski, Co

Chicken Foots Stew

And Other Humorous Stories

Author: Michael Delphy Hunt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595742629

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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Chicken Foots Stew is centered around the life and times of quadrupled-divorced Michael Devin Hughes. The stories are Hughes' observations on family, life, and love, though not necessarily in that order. Fast-paced and genuinely funny, Chicken Foots Stew provides entertaining family reading. Among the short stories included in Chicken Foots Stew are the following: "Birthday Parties"as Hughes and his son Malcolm attend the ultimate children's birthday party, Hughes attempts to go one better, but he is out of his league as he finds out; "Hotels"Hughes prepares the perfect weekend for daughter Millicent only to discover that his choice of hotels does not meet his daughter's exacting standards; and "My Ex-Wife and Plants"Hughes' first wife Marcia discovers she has been banned from buying plants at all area nurseries. Hughes adds to her misery, by playing a practical joke that backfires tremendously.

"Ich bin müde, kraftlos und herzleer"

wie Mütter die Magersucht und Bulimie ihrer Töchter erleben und bewältigen

Author: Renate Kunze

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783407221711

Category:

Page: 200

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Gab es bislang fast ausschließlich Titel zum Thema, in denen essgestörte Betroffene zu Wort kamen (zuletzt z.B.G. Fairburn: BA 1/05; I. Meier: BA 8/03), legt die promovierte Psychotherapeutin für Essstörungen an der Uni Bremen eine Studie vor, in deren 6-jährigem Verlauf, über 70 Mütter essgestörter Töchter befragt wurden. Ausgewertet werden die wichtigsten Ergebnisse in 3 großen Fragenkomplexen zu Krankheitsbeginn und Krankheitsverläufen, die Bedeutung der Krankheit für die Mütter - hier wird auch die Rolle des Vaters angesprochen und auf das Familienverhalten ausgeweitet - und abschließend Hilfe und Bewältigung, wo die Mütter ihre eigenen Erfahrungen, Fehler und Bewältigungsstrategien nachvollziehbar beschreiben und trotz aller Subjektivität praktikable Hilfen bieten. Viele kursiv gedruckte Zitate sorgen für Lebendigkeit; im Anhang Daten zu den Befragungen, der Fragebogen, Definition der Krankheit, Adressen, Literatur. Gern der besonderen Ausrichtung wegen empfohlen, vgl. auch M. Gerlinghoff (BA 12/05), die ebenfalls die Angehörigenrolle berücksichtigt. (2)

Mein Leben als Schäfer

Author: James Rebanks

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641183235

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Das Leben auf dem Land – packend und authentisch erzählt James Rebanks’ Familie lebt seit Generationen im englischen Hochland, dem Lake District. Die Lebensweise ist seit Jahrhunderten von den Jahreszeiten und Arbeitsabläufen bestimmt. Im Sommer werden die Schafe auf die kahlen Berge getrieben und das Heu geerntet; im Herbst folgen die Handelsmessen, wo die Herden aufgestockt werden, im Winter der Kampf, dass die Schafe am Leben bleiben, und im Frühjahr schließlich die Erleichterung, wenn die Lämmer geboren und die Tiere wieder in die Berge getrieben werden können. James Rebanks erzählt von einer archaischen Landschaft, von der tiefen Verwurzelung an einen Ort. In eindrucksvoll klarer Prosa schildert er den Jahresablauf in der Arbeit eines Hirten, bietet uns einen einzigartigen Einblick in das ländliche Leben. Er schreibt auch von den Menschen, die ihm nahe stehen, Menschen mit großer Beharrlichkeit, obwohl sich die Welt um sie herum vollständig verändert hat.

Da könnte ich drauf pinkeln

Und weitere Gedichte von Katzen

Author: Francesco Marciuliano

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3864134234

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Alle Katzen sind Künstler – das beweisen ihre abstrakten Haarbälle, die meisterhaft zerrissenen Vorhänge und die präzise Art, wie sie sich auf frisch gewaschener Wäsche drapieren. Doch auch in poetischer Hinsicht sind sie äußerst begabt, wie feinsinnige Gedichte wie »Ich lecke deine Nase", »Das ist mein Sessel" und »Die Tür ist zu" zeigen. Dieses Buch vereint die besten Gedichte, Klagelieder und Weisheiten von Katzen aus aller Welt und o¬ffenbart deren heimliche Wünsche, innere Konflikte und alle Eigen- und Unarten ihres neurotischen Wesens. Endlich werden Sie verstehen, warum Ihre Katze liebend gern auf Ihrem Gesicht liegt, bevor die Sonne aufgeht, Ihnen hilft, den Nachttisch mit ihrem Schwanz aufzuräumen und warum sie sich unbedingt versichern muss, dass eine Klopapierrolle tatsächlich 1000 Blatt enthält.

Teaching Green -- The Elementary Years

Hands-on Learning in Grades K-5

Author: Tim Grant,Gail Littlejohn

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9780865715349

Category: Education

Page: 256

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A complete resource for teaching green to young people from kindergarten through grade five.

Hands-on Nature

Information and Activities for Exploring the Environment with Children

Author: Jenepher Lingelbach,Lisa Purcell

Publisher: Vermont Inst of Natural

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 329

View: 4724

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This long-awaited revision of a popular book provides information and activities to assist educators and parents in exploring the local environment with children. Fact-filled essays introduce each subject, followed by field-tested, experiential activities that engage students in learning about the natural world. 115 illustrations.

Swallow

Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them

Author: Mary Cappello

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586350

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Product Description An American half-dollar. A beaded crucifix. Tooth roots shaped like a tiny pair of pants. A padlock. Scads of peanut kernels and scores of safety pins. A metallic letter Z. A toy goat and tin steering wheel. A Perfect Attendance Pin. One of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia's world-famous Mütter Museum is the Chevalier Jackson Foreign Body Collection: a beguiling set of drawers filled with thousands of items that had been swallowed or inhaled, then extracted nonsurgically by a pioneering laryngologist using rigid instruments of his own design. How do people's mouths, lungs, and stomachs end up filled with inedible things, and what do they become once arranged in Jackson's aura-laden cabinet? What drove Dr. Chevalier Jackson's peculiar obsession not only with removing foreign bodies from people’s upper torsos but also with saving and cataloging the items that he retrieved? Animating the space between interest and terror, curiosity and dread, award-winning author Mary Cappello explores what seems beyond understanding: the physiology of the human swallow, and the poignant and baffling psychology that compels people to ingest non-nutritive things. On a quest to restore the narratives that haunt Jackson’s uncanny collection, she discovers that all things are secretly edible. Combining original research with a sympathetic and evocative sensibility, Cappello uncovers a history of racism and violence, of forced ingestion and "hysteria," of class and poverty that left children to bank their family’s last quarters in their mouths. Here, the seemingly disparate but equally marvelous worlds of the circus and the medical amphitheater meet in characters ranging from sword swallowers and women who lunched on hardware to the sensitive, bullied boy who grew up to be the father of endoscopy. Advance Praise "Swallow is a surprising and original work. It is biography on the slant, a meditation that transcends boundaries and genres, written with scholarship, humor, and panache. I urge you to take this journey." —Ricky Jay "I was astonished and delighted—grabbed by the throat, indeed—by this most remarkable book, which took me down a thousand little red lanes, and laid out in excruciating and fascinating detail all those myriad of items—corks to safety pins to draughts of lye and three-foot swords—that have managed to pass down there too. It is a wonderful and bizarre book: gorge yourself on it, and gulp.” —Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic: The Biography of an Ocean "Swallow is a wonderful, intriguing book, a fascinating glimpse into a true medical pioneer and a life's work. Mary Cappello delves into what it means to ingest things we weren’t meant to eat, and how the line between our bodies and foreign bodies can sometimes blur. Every object tells a story, and the stories here are marvelous." —Colin Dickey, author of Crankiolepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius About the Author Mary Cappello's three previous books of literary nonfiction are Awkward, a Los Angeles Times bestseller; Called Back, a critical memoir on cancer that won a ForeWord Book of the Year Award and an Independent Publisher Book Award; and the memoir Night Bloom. A recipient of the Bechtel Prize for Educating the Imagination from Teachers and Writers Collaborative and the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, she is a former Fulbright lecturer at the Gorky Literary Institute (Moscow) and currently a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Rhode Island. She lives in Providence.