Reyna Evans

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The Complete Guide to Modern JavaScript: Learn everything from the basics of JavaScript to the new ES2019 features. Practice with more than 50 quizzes and dive into the basis of TypeScript.
The Complete Guide to Modern JavaScript: Learn everything from the basics of JavaScript to the new ES2019 features. Practice with more than 50 quizzes and dive into the basis of TypeScript.
The Complete Guide to Modern JavaScript: Learn everything from the basics of JavaScript to the new ES2019 features. Practice with more than 50 quizzes and dive into the basis of TypeScript. by Alberto Montalesi. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Angular 9: by Example 2020 (Part One Book 1)
Angular 9: by Example 2020 (Part One Book 1)
Angular 9: by Example 2020 (Part One Book 1) by John Kocer. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
JSONiq: The SQL of NoSQL
JSONiq: The SQL of NoSQL
JSONiq: The SQL of NoSQL by Ghislain Fourny , Matthias Brantner, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mogodb category.
Harry Potter og Ildbegeret: Harry Potter 4
Harry Potter og Ildbegeret: Harry Potter 4
Harry Potter og Ildbegeret: Harry Potter 4 by J.K. Rowling, Torstein Bugge Høverstad - translator, et al.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
The Body Snatchers
The Body Snatchers
The Body Snatchers by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lirienne Barjavel. Rated 1 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
The Unmapped Chronicles #1
The Unmapped Chronicles #1
The Unmapped Chronicles #1 by Abi Elphinstone. Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, with 20 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
NOITES DE TORMENTA - NIGHTS IN THE RODHANTE
NOITES DE TORMENTA - NIGHTS IN THE RODHANTE
NOITES DE TORMENTA - NIGHTS IN THE RODHANTE by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Lucky One Abridged Cd The Sparks
Lucky One Abridged Cd The Sparks
Lucky One Abridged Cd The Sparks by sparks-nicholas-lloyd-john-bedford. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Salty Miss Tenderloin
Salty Miss Tenderloin
Salty Miss Tenderloin by Jacki Lyon. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 18 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Rainmaker (Penguin Readers, Level 3)
The Rainmaker (Penguin Readers, Level 3)
The Rainmaker (Penguin Readers, Level 3) by John Grisham. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Innocent Man (Chinese Edition)
The Innocent Man (Chinese Edition)
The Innocent Man (Chinese Edition) by John Grisham. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
El proyecto Williamson (Spanish Edition)
El proyecto Williamson (Spanish Edition)
El proyecto Williamson (Spanish Edition) by John Grisham. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 32 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Die Begnadigung
Die Begnadigung
Die Begnadigung by Charles Brauer, John Grisham, et al.. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 22 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Esquecer O Natal
Esquecer O Natal
Esquecer O Natal by John Grisham. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
It (Eso) (Spanish Edition)
It (Eso) (Spanish Edition)
It (Eso) (Spanish Edition) by Stephen King. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 504 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
If It Bleeds
If It Bleeds
If It Bleeds by Stephen King. Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, with 13 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Java/J2EE Job Interview Companion
Java/J2EE Job Interview Companion
Java/J2EE Job Interview Companion by Arulkumaran Kumaraswamipillai and Sivayini Arulkumaran. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 68 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Python Programming
Python Programming
Python Programming by irfan turk and Ibrahim Celikkale. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Artificial Intelligence: Made Easy, w/ Ruby Programming; Learn to Create your * Problem Solving * Algorithms! TODAY! w/ Machine Learning & Data Structures (Artificial Intelligence Series)
Artificial Intelligence: Made Easy, w/ Ruby Programming; Learn to Create your * Problem Solving * Algorithms! TODAY! w/ Machine Learning & Data Structures (Artificial Intelligence Series)
Artificial Intelligence: Made Easy, w/ Ruby Programming; Learn to Create your * Problem Solving * Algorithms! TODAY! w/ Machine Learning & Data Structures (Artificial Intelligence Series) by Code Well Academy and R.M.Z. Trigo. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 23 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Beginning Oracle Programming (Expert's Voice)
Beginning Oracle Programming (Expert's Voice)
Beginning Oracle Programming (Expert's Voice) by Sean Dillon, Christopher Beck, et al.. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Making Things Talk: Using Sensors, Networks, and Arduino to See, Hear, and Feel Your World
Making Things Talk: Using Sensors, Networks, and Arduino to See, Hear, and Feel Your World
Recently updated to a third edition, "Making Things Talk" is *not* about creating objects that make vocal sounds or music. This well-written and heavily illustrated how-to book is focused on making interactive devices that can connect and send data to--or receive data from--servers and transform data into useful actions or reactions. It shows how to use an inexpensive Arduino microcontroller and some senors and networks to "see, hear, and feel your world."

Take, for example, the problem of leaving a cat at home alone all day while you are at work. A connected cat mat can send you an email each time your cat steps onto that mat. And the homemade, network-connected mat also can cause a photo to be sent from your computer's camera, so you can see what the cat is doing. Other projects in the book include a digital compass, an ultrasonic distance ranger, a toxic vapor sensor (with unique alert), doing barcode recognition using a webcam, plus more. Importantly, the author, Tom Igoe, also devotes a lot of text and illustrations to explaining "the concepts that underlie networked objects," and he provides "recipes to illustrate each set of concepts. Each chapter contains instructions for building working projects that make use of the new ideas introduced in that chapter."

The author does not have a cavalier attitude about "the network of things" and the constant collection of consumer data now becoming more pervasive. Indeed, "[T]he Internet has become a less innocent place....", he cautions. And he emphasizes that we need to know more about "who the custodians of [our] data are, what they are collecting, and what the terms of our relationship with those custodians include. Unfortunately, that level of transparency has not yet been realized in the devices and services we're enthusiastically inviting into our lives."

Igoe also contends that it is "now necessary that anyone using the internet must have a basic understanding of the security tools that make it a safer place to conduct our activities." He adds: "I want you to know how these devices [in "Making Things Talk" and beyond] convert your actions into data, how they transmit that data to servers, and where they send those readings. For that reason, I haven't used many of the cloud-based data services for connected devices in this book. The internet and Worldwide Web are built on a number of open and collaboratively derived standards like the Internet Protocol (IP) and the Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTP), and there is value in knowing those standards before you start using cloud-based services that rely on them."

The projects in the book require a number of tools, devices and electronics parts. But none of them individually are expensive. You also will use "a number of different software tools and programming languages," including Processing (based on Java), and JavaScript.

If you want to work with microcontroller electronics, digital sensors and networking devices, you can find plenty to like and plenty to learn from in "Making Things Talk, 3rd Edition."

(My thanks to O'Reilly Media for sending an advance reading copy for review.)
The Warren Buffett CEO: Secrets of the Berkshire Hathaway Managers
The Warren Buffett CEO: Secrets of the Berkshire Hathaway Managers
I have always had a strong passion for reading biographies. I think what attracts me to them is the lessons that the reader can take away and apply to their own lives. With this interest in mind, combined with my strong interest in Berkshire Hathaway, I eagerly awaited the publication of The Warren Buffett CEO. I was anxious to see what lessons and insights I could learn and apply to my own path through life.
I found the book to be an extremely enjoyable read. It provides a richness of detail and previously unavailable insight on the mangers that make the subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway such a remarkable group of exceptional performers. It was also refreshing to see Mr. Buffett receive credit for being the outstanding manager he truly is. Almost all of the attention he receives focuses on his investment prowess and disregards completely his abilities as a manager. As this book will show you he is simply a tremendous manager who is able to inspire his mangers to continue working to produce results that will make him, and Berkshire shareholders, proud. He is able to achieve this even when the majority of the managers certainly no longer have a financial need to continue working.
Mr. Miles has grown as a writer and has given us all an excellent tool that provides many insights into what it takes to be a good manager, the dedication and drive it takes to succeed, and what to focus on when trying to create, and grow, an enduring customer centered business.
Steve Jobs - The Simple Guide To
Steve Jobs - The Simple Guide To
This is a very short read on the life of Steve Jobs. In fact it's a synopsis of his entire life. However, there were some important issues which were not included which I feel are necessary in reference to Steve Job's rebuilding of Apple. After Mr. Jobs returned to Apple; both the Stock and the general up keep of Apple's Infrastructure was a mess. Apple had been selling off many of it's copywrites in order to satisfy the Stockholders who apparently depended on Quarterly Dividends. I think the secret of Steve Jobs with Apple was the important fact that he removed Apples requirements to pay Dividends and simply add earned income (or Interest) to Principal. In this manner, Apple was cash rich enough to devote more time to making continued improvements to all of Apple's Products. All of us have noted there have been continued changes as well as upgrades with the MAC, the Smart Phone, new versions of the I-Pads and such over time. Aside from what I have stated, the Guide to Steve Jobs was well written. Thank you.
The Game of Life and How to Play It
The Game of Life and How to Play It
Does it work? You betcha, yes!

After beginning only the first chapter, I decided to follow suit on one of the anecdotes the author shares --as an example to the methodology at work here as a means to manifestation. Several pages in she references a time when during one of her daily travels she happened to be walking somewhere and stopped and found herself gazing at a lovely rose tree displayed inside the window of a florist. She wished to receive one, and stated and intended it so, exactly as she teaches in the book, and went about her merry way. A few days later, she was hosting Easter, when she received a pre gathering delivery from one of her guests...the rose tree...turns out the guest actually had requested that Easter lilies be sent, but the florist ~mixed~ the order up, and the author ended up with exactly what she had intended.

Well..having read that, I decided to put that exact suggestion into use, intending that I would receive flowers in the next few days-- figuring Start small, with no actual attachment to the outcome.

This afternoon, my husband called, saying he was hitting the grocery store on the way home, did I want anything? Between the time of the call and his arrival home, I remembered the flowers, and thought to myself, oh good, hopefully he will pick up the standard white roses we often grab to put on the table in our kitchen area, but without my prompting.. In he came with all the bags, and no flowers. I wasn't phased, figured, I'd maintain my intention, and that was that.

A minute or two later he went back out to close the garage door or whatever. I, at this point, was busy going through the mail, so had my back to him. When I happened to turn back around to say something, there in my line of sight were, yes, you already guessed it-- flowers! Not the white roses, but instead an exquisite arrangement of red and white roses mixed in with branches of cherry blossoms, and a lovely assortment of beautiful flowers. I was absolutely and utterly stunned, and still am. I don't know about you, but that was all the proof I could possibly need, and will be continuing my studies with Ms Florence Scovel Shinn, and this book!

I do want to add --- I have been avidly and actively reading quite a few of the prayers in Susan Shumsky's books as well--- they are profound in the depth of their power, and I cannot recommend them enough - Instant Healing and Miracle Prayers are my go to's; I have to give additional credit where it is unquestionably due. The prayers are truly healing in removing a multitude of blocks,fears, and other issues in my life, and I'm now a strict believer and dedicated to reading them aloud at least once daily. Some of those prayers deal with healing our mindsets of lack to not feeling we deserve the highest and best things that God/the Universe/our higher selves/whatever higher power you believe in has to offer. And will offer us if we remember to ask, work on our mindsets in thinking and speaking positively, and trusting that no matter what, the outcome will come about as good, if not better than we could ever have expected (white roses vs gorgeous bouquet), with focus, surrender, and persistence in following the steps ... Start simple, go from there, and you can count on seeing the results in the blink of an eye as I did...

Namaste
Elon Musk biography bio book
Elon Musk biography bio book
this is like a condensed and poorly written version of the full length bio "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future"
by Ashlee Vance (Author) which is a good biography don't waste your time on this version just read the biography by Ashlee Vance it is much better written and more in-depth
Mind Mapping: Improve Memory, Concentration, Communication, Organization, Creativity, and Time Management
Mind Mapping: Improve Memory, Concentration, Communication, Organization, Creativity, and Time Management
`Mind Maps' offers exactly what it promises - it helps you to improve various parts of your brain functioning, for example, memory, concentration, organization and more. As someone that is self-employed, I want to be as efficient and effective in my work as possible, which is why I bought this book.

The book really does start from the beginning, so even if you're a complete beginner and have never tried mind mapping before, you can still get involved easily. Going back to the basics, the book tells the reader exactly what a mind map is and ho w to create and accessorize one. It then goes on to say how such techniques could be useful; in taking notes, lectures and presentations, gathering research and assembling information, collecting thoughts and developing solutions, and much, much more.

I was also surprised to note that there is even a section on writing; fiction and non-fiction with details on structuring paragraphs, getting specific, and so on. This was definitely an added bonus - I hadn't been expecting this information, but I certainly found it useful.

I eagerly absorbed all the information given on planning, making lists and setting goals - all of this is useful in the work that I do. And the better I do the planning, lists and setting goals, the more I'll achieve. I suspect even the information on group mind mapping will be helpful in the future, when I work on my next co-project.

What I liked best was the fact that the book is sympathetic towards different learning met hods, and how different people are. It helped in this respect by providing information on varying types of mind maps - so there's something in there for everyone.

Rounding up with details of mind mapping software and apps, I came out feeling like a veritable expert on mind maps. I just have to put the knowledge into practice now! Overall, I feel this book will definitely help me to become more efficient in my work. The easy to understand instructions and writing style ensure that anyone can read it and learn about mind mapping techniques without feeling intimidated.

So, if you're interested in mind mapping, grab this book and you'll find a method that's right for you.
Ford Men: From Inspiration to Enterprise
Ford Men: From Inspiration to Enterprise
Imagine it’s 1903. You are Henry Ford, the first of the Ford Men. You are creating a complex, living, breathing being that will well outlive you. It’s going to take on a life of its own. Many men and women will be required over time to keep it growing and healthy, adaptable and on track through the years.

What I like the most about Christopher Whalen’s acute and comprehensive book, is his ability to bring forth the vitality and
vulnerabilities of the Ford Men together with so many forces, years, and people. Entrepreneurs are human, able, and driven whether it’s 1903 or 2017. Different generations reflect different needs.

That the company stands beside the Ford Men as one of the many forces and players in this fine book is a statement of the author’s capacity for discernment of story, trends, players, history, and nuance.

I think this is an instructive and pleasurable book for many of us interested in business and history, not to be missed.
Henry Ford (Jr. Graphic American Inventors)
Henry Ford (Jr. Graphic American Inventors)
I restore Model T Fords and want my grandkids to understand how they came about and how they influenced the making of the automobile, the production line and the automobile industry in the USA but the world. My daughter has established a very nice kids library and that is what these books are for. I restore Model T Fords and want my grandkids to understand how they came about and how they influenced the making of the automobile, the production line and the automobile industry in the USA but the world. My daughter has established a very nice kids library and that is what these books are for.
Natty Dread
Natty Dread
This was an album of great transition for Bob, he had split with his childhood friends and original Wailers, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Bob's influence over the band was becoming more and more pronounced and Tosh and Wailer decided that is not the direction they wished to go. The revamped band was now, for the first time, known as "Bob Marley and The Wailers" as opposed to just "The Wailers" thus solidifying Marley as the primary leader of the band.

Bob truly took charge of the overall focus and direction of the group and wrote all the songs. In an interesting twist of fate and one of the best business moves in music history, he assigned the credits for many of his songs to his close family memebers and friends as a way to make sure they were taken care of financial, certain charities he believed in and supported were funded and as a way to avoid contractual obligations to his former publishing company, Cayman Music.

Although this is a transition album of sorts, it sports some of his most memorable songs and one in particular that would be one of his defining moments, "No Woman, No Cry" which would gain much fame due to his incredible live performances of the record. He would introduce the "I-Threes" a female vocal group that included his wife, Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt. Their vocals addeded a wonderful compliment to Bob's on songs such as one of my personal favorites on the album, "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)". The writing on this album seems very personal and almost takes you on a journey through Bob's life in Jamaica and some of the obstacles he had to overcome.

This record is also a canvas for Bob to infuse some of his Rastafarian beliefs and he does a marvelous job of this on songs such as "So Jah Seh" and the title track "Natty Dread". This album is almost like Bob saying "Here I Am, The Real Me" and he gives us a fairly detailed revelation of where his heart was and where his and the bands focus was now going to be. I believe this to be one of his most profound works and it's one of my personal favorites. It's only years after it's release and in particular after his death that I think many truly appreciated this album for it's greatness.

There are many wonderful songs beyond "No Woman, No Cry" that make this a truly wonderful album and it gives it's listener a front row seat into some of the many tragic situations going on in his homeland and, indeed, many of the places dear to his heart such as the other island nations, Africa and United States. Bob Marley was a revolutionary in every since of the word and he would spend the remainder of his tragically short life fighting for the cause, "Revolution".
REAL African Shea Butter Pure Raw Unrefined From Ghana"IVORY" 8oz. CONTAINER
REAL African Shea Butter Pure Raw Unrefined From Ghana"IVORY" 8oz. CONTAINER
Sounds like - after reading many many reviews - there is a lot of inconsistency in regard to what the customer received. Different colored labels and consistency/scent seem to be the main issues. I wish folks would understand that raw and unrefined Shea butter will often have a grainier and thicker/sand like texture. One issue I have noticed with similar products is that people end up getting what is known as Kpangnan Butter (from the butter tree, known by many other names if you do a Google search). Kpangnan Butter is yellower and powdery in texture, but is easier to apply than Shea as it doesn't require as much heat to get a more lotion texture.

I'm not 100% sure if this is Shea or Kpangnan - or if it varies from purchase to purchase. I hope someone with more expertise reviews! I am honestly okay with this inconsistency (both butters are great for your skin) as long as the profits honestly boost local African economies. I would hope that customers would consider that. It is still a great price...we still get a better product (from the source!) even if we sometimes get Shea that wasn't properly packaged, etc.

I wish Amazon could provide us with evidence that profits are indeed going to local African economies that are locally sourcing materials. If this can be done, my rating would increase!
Travelin' Thru, 1967 - 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15
Travelin' Thru, 1967 - 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15
"The producers tried to let the character of those recordings dictate the presentation."

Like others I've been waiting years for an official release of more music from Dylan and Johnny Cash. Admittedly this is a side of Dylan far away from albums like Highway 51 or later, Blood On The Tracks. But this latest in the Bootleg Series is another piece of the Dylan music puzzle, even though it lasted only about two years.

Disc 1 has some alternates from the John Wesley Harding album (tracks 1-8) plus alternates and an outtake (tracks 9-15) from the Nashville Skyline album. And while I've always liked the Harding album, the various takes of songs heard here aren't all that different from what we've already heard on the original album. They're nice to hear but certainly not revelatory. The arrangements are close to the finished tracks, but as I said, anything from these sessions is nice to hear. The Skyline versions too are close to the finished tracks with slight variations, but again, nothing really new. The song "To Be Alone With You" is a nice up tempo tune as is "One More Night". The bluesy outtake "Western Road" is worthwhile because its a rarity for Dylan and mostly because its just a good tune with a great arrangement.

Disc 2 begins the Dylan-Cash sessions, and its here that fans of Cash/Dylan/country music will find the most meat on this set. But all through these recordings its hard not to feel that Dylan is slightly in awe of Cash. Sitting there playing guitars and singing with a titan of country music must've been somewhat intimidating even for Dylan. All through the recordings, the talk between Dylan and Cash in between songs is warm and comfortable. But Dylan takes a backseat to Cash on most of these songs with Cash seeming to lead things. But saying that, its great to hear more from these sessions, which I've waited for, for many years. The music is relaxed and comfortable with both Dylan and Cash playing their way through a number of Cash songs. Songs like Cash's "I Still Miss Someone" and "Big River" are pure country from another era. Both Dylan and Cash trade vocals on "Big River" which is cool to hear. "Matchbox", "Ring Of Fire", and "Mystery Train/This Train is Bound For Glory" from these sessions are also nice to hear again.

Disc 3 has more from the Dylan/ Cash sessions plus tracks from the Johnny Cash Show, and Self Portrait outtakes of "Ring Of Fire" and "Folsom Prison Blues". Also here are tracks from banjo master Earl Scruggs (including an interview with Scruggs that once you've heard it can be skipped over), and sons Randy (guitar) and Gary (bass), plus Dylan on guitar and vocals. Tracks five and six are medleys of Jimmy Rodgers' tunes that make for good listening if Rodgers songs are your cup of tea. They're relaxed and folksy medleys that spell out the words country music. The Cash TV songs "Threw It All Away" and "Living The Blues" with Dylan and a small band bring back memories of watching Cash's show for many people around back then. If you weren't around then its hard to realize what Cash having a TV show and having Dylan as a guest meant to so many then. Final song "Girl From The North Country" with Dylan and Cash in a duet is what many people remember from this show and for good reason--its simply a good performance from both men.

The outtakes that form the Self Portrait album I'll leave alone--to each his own on these tracks. The musical tracks from Scruggs are another slice of Dylan going country. "East Virginia Blues" (heard on the '71 documentary "Earl Scruggs: Family and Friends") has Dylan singing along with Scruggs and family but Dylan isn't our front. "To Be Alone With You" is better with Dylan on vocals with some good old-timey playing from the Scruggs, as is "Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance" which is a bit loose in the arrangement but fun to hear anyway. "Nashville Skyline Rag" has some good banjo picking from Scruggs with his son's equally good guitar picking. If country music from that era is to your liking you'll like these tracks.

The discs slip into wallet style cardboard holders each having some good period photos and a track list on the inside panel. The 54 page booklet has a number of photos most of which we've seen before along with repros of handwritten lyrics. There's an Introduction from Ben Rollins plus two pages of thoughts on the music from Rosanne Cash There's a long essay by noted music writer Colin Escott that has good information on the sessions, plus a complete track list with personnel. Everything fits into a somewhat thin cardboard slipcase with a track list on the back cover. The sound is very good to excellent--warm and clean sounding--with the TV tracks slightly below that in fidelity.

This period of Dylan's music was never a high point for many Dylan followers, but it is a good look into Dylan's continuing exploration of music. Will this release be the first choice to pull down from the shelf repeatedly? Probably not for many Dylan fans. Its nice to hear music from these sessions even if its not particularly revelatory. This set of music will make Cash/country music fans happier than many Dylan fans who heard this period of music as possibly some kind of stopgap before Dylan eventually released an album like Blood On The Tracks.
The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science and Invention in America: Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee, Black ... Much, Much More (Cheryl Harness Histories)
The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science and Invention in America: Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee, Black ... Much, Much More (Cheryl Harness Histories)
As part of their botany curriculum this year, my teen boys had to read "The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science and Invention in America." This is one of a series of books by written and illustrated by Cheryl Harness and published by the National Geographic Society. While I haven't read the others, I can tell you I was extremely impressed by this installment.

The book, as one might expect, tells the story of George Washington Carver's life, but it goes beyond that, placing Carver in historical context with the world around him. At the bottom of the text throughout the entire book is an illustrated timeline of other events / inventions / people which were significant at that time. It made for fascinating reading all by itself, providing an interesting snapshot of the world in which Carver lived and worked.

Harness is a talented writer and illustrator. The text is easy to read and understand while offering a great deal of information and will keep both young people and adults engaged. The illustrations are rendered in black and white and are a cross between a cartoon and a realistic style. They both break up and add to the text, helping to make the book appealing to a wide spectrum of readers.
AIMS 2500 Watt, 5000 Watt Surge, Soft Start Technology, Compact Design, Economical
AIMS 2500 Watt, 5000 Watt Surge, Soft Start Technology, Compact Design, Economical
This unit handles low power items OK. Only used it in the winter, so don't know how it would hold up under the heat. It did however, produce the full 120 volts AC, as we checked it with a multimeter. However, it was bought to run a 115 VAC deep well pump. This pump runs at 1800 watts continuous and has a surge of 2500 watts, or so they said. Since it should have a surge of 5000 watts, we hoped it would cover it. It didn't. When we called Aims, they told us the surge only lasts milliseconds, which is not enough to handle our pump. Junk.
The Best Tennis of Your Life: 50 Mental Strategies for Fearless Performance
The Best Tennis of Your Life: 50 Mental Strategies for Fearless Performance
The next edition of this book should be subtitled "Relax, enjoy, and win" because that's exactly what it helped me do. Yes, even at the recreational level, playing to win is part of the game (your doubles partner would no doubt approve) but subjecting yourself to an ongoing internal monologue of pressure and self-criticism is demoralizing, ineffective, and takes the fun out of the game. Jeff Greenwald tells you how to reduce pressure and relax which in my case has resulted in more wins, fewer losses, and - best of all - a lot more enjoyment. I play doubles with a very competitive group and found myself becoming uncomfortable at the prospect of playing each week but after reading The Best Tennis of Your Life I look forward to playing and really enjoy it. Read this book and smile when Hammerin' Hank winds up for a cannonball serve to your backhand. See if you don't return more of them and enjoy the game too!
R LRUI Turning Pizza Peel with detachable and adjustable handle of 18, 36 or 55 inch, Pizza Paddle for Baking Homemade Pizza Bread
R LRUI Turning Pizza Peel with detachable and adjustable handle of 18, 36 or 55 inch, Pizza Paddle for Baking Homemade Pizza Bread
This is a great pizza peel for taking baking pizza's in a pizza oven. I personally use the green mountain grills pizza oven on my Recteq 700 smoker. This peel allows me to turn my pizza smoothly so it doesn't get burnt in any one particular area. It is lightweight, but sturdy. The handle is the perfect length to maneuver a pizza inside a super hot pizza oven without getting close to burn yourself. I recommend using a bamboo pizza peel to put the initial pizza into the oven and then to use this one for turning your pizza and removing it after cooked.
The Winning Hand: The MacGregors
The Winning Hand: The MacGregors
This is a story for anyone who ever dreamed of hitting it big in Las Vegas. It is also the first of the third generation of the MacGregor series. Mac is Daniel's grandson.
Darcy Wallace ran away from her boring life in Kansas, then had her purse & money stolen at a roadside restaurant. When her car breaks down a mile outside of Las Vegas-- her destination-- she walks into the city. She enters the Comanche casino, inserts her last $3 into the jackpot machine -- and wins almost $2 million. The manager, Robert MacGregor Blade, sees a total innocent, and tries to help her through the initial hassle of a big win.
When Daniel hears about the big win, his meddling genes take over - he sees Darcy as a fitting bride for his grandson. Meanwhile, Mac feels like he is taking advantage of an innocent Darcy, and tries to push her away.
C. S. Lewis: Images of His World
C. S. Lewis: Images of His World
This reissue of the out of print C.S. Lewis: Images of His World puts together a fine collection of photos depicting the places Lewis lived and visited as well as the people he knew. It does a good job of filling in the imagination for the reader of C.S. Lewis. The photos are accompanied by subtexts explaining each picture's content and in many cases they are accompanied by a quotation from one of Lewis's works. An introduction, chronology of Lewis's life, and brief biographical sketch complete the work.

Although this is a reissue of the original book that came out in 1973, there has been a major overhaul to the layout, yielding both positive and negative results. First, the new edition is slightly smaller in size. Second, the orientation has been changed: the original book was 9 inches high and 11 inches wide, whereas the new book is just the opposite orientation of 10 1/2 inches high and 8 inches wide; (imagine a regular magazine and you have the layout for the new edition; turn the magazine on its side and put the binding on the left and you have the layout of the old edition.) These changes unfortunately have resulted in some photos that were formerly seen in their entirety on one page now being split over two pages. Result: artistically inferior.

The third change, is that the order of the photos has undergone a major reshuffling, as has the texts that accompany them. Most of the material in the first book still appears in the second, but the order is different. (A couple of C.S. Lewis drawings in letters to Owen Barfield that appeared in the first edition of this book have been dropped from the new edition.)

The fourth change is quite positive. It is amazing to see what a difference a mere three decades can make in photo reproductive technology. The book has a mixture of black & white and color photos, and while the black & white photos don't change much between the first and second edition of this book, the color photos are FAR better in the new edition. The subjects depicted have had their color restored and no longer appear to be so drab: one is reminded of what the Sistine Chapel looked like before and after the late 20th century restoration. Photos of such things as Tintern Abbey or Beaumaris Castle are brought to life by the new technology and are much more pleasing to the eye.

To sum, many overall changes have been made to the quality of the photos as well as the layout of their presentation. I think the net effect is zero: two steps forward and two steps backwards. It's a pity, really, because the old layout could have been kept while using new photo reproductive technology to enhance the photos. Oh well, the bottom line is that if you don't have a copy of this book, by all means buy it - you'll be pleased with the purchase. If you have the original book, you still might want to purchase the new edition as many of the photos have been vividly enhanced. (Conversely, if you have the new edition and run across a copy of the old, this, too, is worth obtaining for the better layout of some of the photos.)
Loyalty: Book 2 in the Anarchy series
Loyalty: Book 2 in the Anarchy series
I absolutely loved this book! It was a great follow up to the first and leaves you eagerly wanting to read the third. I love seeing the relationships develop in such a dark world. Fantastically written once again!
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (2015-02-24)
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (2015-02-24)
My review over this book, is so far I've enjoyed every minute of it. The context is clear and breathtaking. Nicholas Sparks knows how to really emphasize every little detail. I enjoyed the setting of the book back in the 1940s when bull riding was a common sport. I also like the flashbacks and the lifetime reviews stories about Ruth and Lukes's relationship through before the car crash. It was all so very well planned ad well put together I would give this book 5 stars. Also including the Great depression and the cherishing moments together was really heartbreaking which was a good mood-setting in the book. This really gave me (the reader) a chance to look at the book as a love story when this came into play. Luke tells Ruth and his story over and over again to people all over, to show everyone that she was a prideful and generous gal with long blond hair and a spirit that has free has a bird. Everyone should really areas this book! -leslie
Funko POP Movies: Harry Potter Albus Dumbledore Action Figure, Standard Packaging
Funko POP Movies: Harry Potter Albus Dumbledore Action Figure, Standard Packaging
This figure is amazingly detailed and great to have on display. This is the version of Richard Harris, but there is a Sir Michael Gambon version that is also available on Amazon. The detail on this figure is amazing, the beard and his clothes look really well painted and it looks a lot like Dumbledore. However, one thing that you have to be careful with are the glasses - They are extremely delicate and could easily break if it is not handled with care. But overall, this is a great Pop Vinyl and I would recommend to any Harry Potter fan.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Enchanted Postcard Book
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Enchanted Postcard Book
It's a pretty good postcard book, but the lenticular cards that i got it for, are not so great. I don't wanna see a blurry 5 minute clip from the movie. I think the best kind of lenticulars are the ones that just look three dimensional, and these kinda don't
Mackie CR-X Series, 8-Inch Multimedia 200w Subwoofer with Professional Studio-Quality Sound, Bluetooth and Desktop Volume Control (CR8S-XBT)
Mackie CR-X Series, 8-Inch Multimedia 200w Subwoofer with Professional Studio-Quality Sound, Bluetooth and Desktop Volume Control (CR8S-XBT)
As a songwriter/musician who has experience recording in my home studio and in project/pro studios, I've heard many monitors over the years. Classic '80's Yamaha NSM-10's, really nice Genelecs, and I owned some first generation passive Alesis Monitor Ones, and so on.

These Mackie's are unreal for the money, I wouldn't flinch at $100 each, not $100 per pair! But they are, and in that regard they are really great speakers for general use (PC speakers, gaming, multimedia, etc.)

For studio monitors they aren't completely transparent and don't have a razor flat frequency response, but if you already have good ears and experience with recording then these are great "B" monitors or primary monitors if it's for home recording and demos, etc.

They have a bit of mid and bass hype but actually it's very small...if you "learn" them over the course of a week, along with some mix testing on other sources (car stereo, iPhone speaker, other speakers) you can mix any project on these no problem.

They are very present and the stereo spread soundstaging is quite good. With music being listened to more and more on ear buds, cell phone speakers and other poor quality speakers the Mackies are perfect for getting great mixes and using their less than perfect (and it's really a small 'less that's), you can mix with the end user in mind from jumpstreet. It's why engineers use the little Auratone speaker and have for years, to check mixes on inferior playback speakers..."if the mix sounds good on it, the mix will sound good anywhere" mentality except the Mackies really do sound great, they are amazing really.

If you need some monitors you may want to try these and see what myself and others here have been saying, these speakers are, for the price, an almost essential gear purchase for a home studio. Even if you don't open them and store them for emergency back up monitors, whatever...but just get them.
Portal from Facebook. Smart, Hands-Free Video Calling with Alexa Built-in (Gen 1)
Portal from Facebook. Smart, Hands-Free Video Calling with Alexa Built-in (Gen 1)
Sure, I've got gripes with Facebook, and sure this device will be improved as time goes on-- but this thing is GOOD. I don't know how they shove a smooth, high definition image through our home wifi-- but they do. I'm very tech savvy, and I've used Facetime and Facebook Messenger on my MacBook for years-- but this is a FAR more useful experience for staying close to distance friends and relatives. The sound quality is SOOOO much better (no struggling to hear)... the image weirdly clear and sharp (how do they do that?)... and the camera follows faces and moves in automatically as you move around. Both our children live in other states-- and so we bought three units (the smaller ones) After 5 minutes--you feel like you're all in the same room. We cook together, just hang out together and the Portal takes all the urgency and formality out of videoconferencing. You're just there. The kids aren't miles away anymore.... they're right there on my kitchen counter. I'll never regret this investment.
Black and Gold Confetti Balloons, 50 Pack 12inch White Latex Party Balloon Set with Gold Ribbon for Graduation Wedding Birthday Baby Shower Decorations
Black and Gold Confetti Balloons, 50 Pack 12inch White Latex Party Balloon Set with Gold Ribbon for Graduation Wedding Birthday Baby Shower Decorations
These balloons were awesome! They were exactly as pictured and looked so nice blown up. It matched my color scheme perfectly. Plus the assortment is very nice for the price! The balloons are also thicker and of good quality. I was afraid they would pop when blown because of the price, but they didn’t. I took them to my local dollar store to be filled and out of the 40 I filled only one deflated (but I think it was the stores fault). The woman who blew them up even mentioned how cute they were and asked for the link to purchase. I would recommend these balloons and will purchase again.
4in1 Wireless Charging Station for Apple Product,iWatch Series 5/4/3/2/1,Airpods Pro/2/1,COSOOS Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone 11 Pro Max/Xs/Xr/X/8/8 Plus/7/6s/5s/5c/SE(No Watch Charger)
4in1 Wireless Charging Station for Apple Product,iWatch Series 5/4/3/2/1,Airpods Pro/2/1,COSOOS Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone 11 Pro Max/Xs/Xr/X/8/8 Plus/7/6s/5s/5c/SE(No Watch Charger)
If you’re appleholic like me you will have numerous Apple products each with its own charger. You want to clear it up? Then this will assist. It comes with a wireless charging pad, a charging point for your Air Pods and a stand for your Apple Watch (you still have to use your original charging cable but it tucks away nicely). In addition it has a three way rotating charging station which supports lightning, micro USB and USB devices( You can only charge one device at a time due to space restrictions, it won’t charge your IPad and if you have a thick phone cover it becomes tricky). I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks and am happy with the charging times. It come with a QC3 rated charger which is only suitable for US plug points. Maybe the supplier will address this for buyers outside the US. I had to buy an adapter for South Africa, two round pin style. All in all I am happy with the device and delighted the clutter is a thing of the past. I’d recommend it to any Apple enthusiast and you still charge your wife’s Samsung.
INKXPRO XPRO V Empty CISS for Cartridge T252XL Workforce WF-3620 WF-3640 WF-7110 WF-7610 WF-7620 WF-7710 WF-7720 WF-7210 (for Sublimation use only E252XE)
INKXPRO XPRO V Empty CISS for Cartridge T252XL Workforce WF-3620 WF-3640 WF-7110 WF-7610 WF-7620 WF-7710 WF-7720 WF-7210 (for Sublimation use only E252XE)
I bought this in Dec 2019. It was never a smooth process to get it to work. I didn’t use it heavily so it was not an issue with wear and tear. I have had issues with clogging, air in the lines, resetting not working at times but I have managed to fix those issues thanks to like minded folks who already went through the pain I found on the web.
However, a new problem with the printer not recognizing yellow is my latest uncorrectable issue. I have tried everything the community of sublimaters posted as potential solutions including rolling back any firmware updates but nothing is working. I am not so sure what is so special about yellow but many others are having issues with this particular color,

I normally wouldn’t go back and post an update but like me I am sure you work hard for your money and are tired of throwing it away on low quality, maybe it will work, maybe sellers or manufacturers will stand behind their products-products. It hasn’t been a year yet and I have maybe printed around 100 total sheets with it.

My opinion, you are gambling by buying this but I have run across any bullet proof solutions yet either. Like most people, I don’t mind paying a little more for something that I know will work but this isn’t it.
De'Longhi PrimaDonna Soul ECAM 612.55.SB Kaffeevollautomat mit Milchsystem & Bean Adapt Technologie, Cappuccino und Espresso auf Knopfdruck, 4,3 Zoll TFT Farbdisplay und App-Steuerung, silber
De'Longhi PrimaDonna Soul ECAM 612.55.SB Kaffeevollautomat mit Milchsystem & Bean Adapt Technologie, Cappuccino und Espresso auf Knopfdruck, 4,3 Zoll TFT Farbdisplay und App-Steuerung, silber
- Lieferung Amazon und DHL: prima, keine Beanstandungen
- Auspacken, Zubehör: einfach (Verpackung weitgehend Papier u. Pappe), vollständig vorhanden
- Erste Inbetriebnahme: weitestgehend selbsterklärend, da Vor-Erfahrungen mit Kaffee-Vollautomaten vorhanden
- Schnellstartanleitung: vermutlich vollständig, aber Chaotisch gegliedert, wenige Texterläuterungen (in englisch), schnell weggelegt
- Bedienung sehr angenehm, durch die Benutzerführung über das Touch-Display leicht verständlich.
- Kaffee: Menge und Aroma einstellbar, für uns perfekt; andere Geschmäcker urteilen evtl. kritischer
- Milch-Kaffee-Gertränke: Schaum von wenig fest bist sehr fest einstellbar; Standardmäßig eher zu viel
- Ob man die APP wirklich zum Starten des Kaffeeproduktionsprozesses sinnvoll nutzt, nun ja ...
- Ob man die App zum Einstellen der "Bohnenfarbe" wirklich benötigt?
- Sinnvoll scheint mir die App zur Einstellung eigener Kaffee-Rezepte, insbesondere, weil man darüber auch die Milchmenge beeinflussen kann. (Ich habe noch nicht verstanden, ob man auch mehr als EIN eigenes Rezept einstellen kann)
- Ein Schwachpunkt ist aus meiner Sicht die Gebrauchsanleitung, die vorteilhaft jeweils in englisch und deutsch in einer Ein-Sprachenversion vorhanden ist. Andere Sprachen in diversen Sammelbänden. Wie bei der Schnellstartanleitung ist der Aufbau wenig übersichtlich gegliedert und sprachlich verwirrend. Viele Begriffe werden nicht ausreichend erklärt und unverständlich verwendet. Das betrifft insbesondere die manuellen Reinigungsprozeduren.
- Sehr gefällt, dass die kompakte Brühgruppe leicht entnommen und gereinigt werden kann.
- Überhaupt ist die Maschine vorteilhaft so aufgebaut, dass Bereiche in denen sich Kaffeemehl oder Kaffeeflüssigkeit sammeln könnten gut zur Reinigung und Inspektion zugänglich sind (mein Jura „KO“). Kleiner Nachteil: Tropfschale und Tresterbehälter nehmen beim Reinigen sehr viel Raum ein. Vorteil ist aber: die evtl. mit Kaffeemehl und Kaffee-Flüssigkeit „kontaminierten“ Teile sind kpl. außerhalb zu reinigen.
- Außerdem gefällt der nach vorne herausziehbare große Wassertank. Man kann unmittelbar an der Maschine befüllen oder den Tank zum Wasserhahn tragen. Aus Versehen Wasser in den Bohnenbehälter zu verschütten ist gut vorgebeugt (uns schon passiert, Saeco danach Schrott).
- Auch die Anbringung des leicht entnehmbaren Milchbehälters auf der Tropfschale ist m.E.n. gut gelöst. Da dieser nicht mit einem Schlauch, sondern einem Kuppel-Teil mit der Maschine verbunden ist, ist er gegen Umfallen weitgehend gesichert; wichtig wenn der Kaffee-Vollautomat auf einem Wagen untergebracht ist.
Twizzlers Strawberry Twists, 7-Ounce Bag
Twizzlers Strawberry Twists, 7-Ounce Bag
I was floored by the 1-star reviews complaining of the strong nail varnish, nail polish remover and "plastic" taste. As well as hollow space inside.

Twizzlers are a US candy product sold in the UK as an "American novelty sweet." As an American living in the UK, I missed this taste from my childhood and people who grew up eating Twizzlers are well aware of the " strange taste," and we love it all the same. Yes there is a bit of a "chemical" flavour. Yes, they are hollow in the centre (that's partly so you can use them as a straw to sip your fizzy drink through at the movies!)

They do not taste like Scandinavian salty licorice. Nor do they taste like Twirlers, All Sorts or whatever this other Platonic ideal British strawberry licorice is meant to taste like. I found the 1 star reviews confusing because I didn't know if the product itself was faulty or people had different expectations for the taste. So I gambled and bought a packet. I'm happy to report they tasted great (and fresh) and this is the taste I remember from my childhood. I ordered several more packs, including Dr. Pepper Flavoured. They're a bit pricey with the importing, but worth it if you want a treat with sweet memories. NOTE: Please do not buy if you don't know what to expect taste-wise. The plastic and nail varnish smell is not an accident. TWIZZLERS ARE NOT FOR N00Bs LMFAOOOOO
JUANOLA - JUANOLA PASTI REGALIZ INTENSA
JUANOLA - JUANOLA PASTI REGALIZ INTENSA
Ideal para los fans del regaliz ya que tiene un sabor muy muy intenso. Una suerte que se pueda conseguir por Amazon ya que no suele encontrarse en los establecimientos de caramelos y golosinas típicos.

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