Nonfiction Collection

 

Press, Barry.  PC Upgrade and Repair Bible.   Foster City:  DG Books Worldwide. 1998.

Annotation

"This volume serves as a desktop reference for everything--including storage and memory upgrades, multimedia enhancements, the special requirements of the roadworthy laptop and notebook, printing, networking modems, and other peripherals."

Annotation taken from the book jacket by: Nancy 1/06/2000

Alterman, Eric. It Ain't No Sin to be Glad You're Alive: The Promise of Bruce Springsteen.   
Boston:  Little Brown & Co.. 1999.

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""Three qualities not often found together in biographies of musicians. It ranks with Peter Guralnick's work and is an essential document in evaluating Springsteen's legacy."

Annotation taken from the book jacket by: CC 1/21/2000

O’Nan, Stewart. The Circus Fire. New York: Doubleday. 2000.

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This is a true story about the fire that started at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus on July 6th, 1944. Seven thousand people’s lives were under the big top that day in Hartford, Connecticut. O’Nan recreates the events of this horrible tragedy.

Annotation by Jennifer G. 1/09/01

Piven, Joshua, The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. 1999.

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"The indispensable, indestructible, guide for surviving life’s sudden turns for the worse. Survival experts provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions on what you need to know fast.

*How to jump from a moving car

*How to take a punch

*How to deliver a baby in a taxicab"

Annotation taken from back of book by TW on 9-27-00.

Braham, Barbara. Calm Down: How to Manage Stress At Work. Glenville: Scott, Foresman, and
Company. 1990.

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"If your job is getting to you, you can do something about it! Turn to Calm Down: How to Manage Stress At Work for sensible help in achieving a healthier, happier work life."

Original annotation by TW on 9-27-00.

Minirth, Frank. The Headache Book. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers. 1994.

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"Discover a healthier mind and body with The Headache Book’s proven principles for headache recovery and prevention. In this book, Dr. Frank Minirth defines the different types of headaches, what causes them, and how to prevent and/or manage the pain. And he shows how a headache is useful as a warning sing that something needs adjustment or correction."

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 9-27-00.

Peale, Norman Vincent. A Treasury of Courage. New York: Peale Center For Christian Living. 1996.

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"Discover and re-create a faith-filled life, regardless of the circumstances. Whether you are facing financial troubles, are struggling with a difficult personal relationship, lack of direction in life, or have lost the joy of living, A Treasury of Courage and Confidence will help you find your way."

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 9-27-00.

Randall, Robert C. Marijuana Rx: The Patient’s Fight for Medicinal Pot. New York: Thunder’s
Mouth Press. 1998.

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"Marijuana Rx tells the human story behind the Byzantine legal battles, government stonewalling, public triumphs, and heart-breaking individual tragedies that have marked the struggle for the legalization of this drug for medical use. Told through the eyes of Robert Randall, the 1st person to be granted legal access to medical marijuana."

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 9-27-00.

Dougan, Clark. Nineteen Sixty-Eight. Boston: Boston Publishing Co. 1983.

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The Vietnam Experience 1968 includes such chapters as: "Split the sky…Shake the Earth," the Agony of Hue, The Riddle of Khe Sanh, March 31, America Divided, Picking up the Pieces, Talking Peace, Making War and Not Yet Peace. It contains photos, diagrams and maps.

Annotation by ck 10/19/00.

Hickman, Cleveland P Jr. Biology of Animals. Iowa: Wm C Brown Publishers. 1994.

Annotation

An introductory college text designed for a one semester course in general zoology.

It is set up in sections titled: Evolution of Animal Life, Animal Form and Function, the Invertebrate Animals, and The Vertebrate Animals. It is richly illustrated with pictures and diagrams.

Annotation by ck 10/13/00.

Duda, Mark Damian. West Virginia Wildlife Viewing Guide. Montana: Falcon Publishing Inc, 1999.

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"More than 500 species of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles inhabit the mountains, forests, field, rivers and ponds of West Virginia. This book shows the way to 63 locations where you can see a wide variety of wildlife, from black bears in the Dolly Sods Wilderness to river otters in the Guyandotte River, and from cerulean warblers in the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge to hawks and eagles circling Hanging Rock in Jefferson National Forest. The 63 site descriptions in the West Virginia Wildlife Viewing Guide tell where, when, and how to view wildlife in its natural habitat. Each description includes details of which species you’ll see, the best time of year to encounter them, and the facilities available at the sites. The book also offers tips on how best to watch wildlife, maps to help you find your way, and color photos of many of the Mountain State’s wildlife species."

Annotation from back of book by ck 10/12/00.

Kress, Stephen W. National Audubon Society Birder’s Handbook. London: Dorling Kindersley. 2000.

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"A thorough and detailed guide to the art and science of birding for the novice and veteran alike. This invaluable guide includes over 280 photographs and 130 illustrations to explain the techniques and equipment of birding.

Annotation taken from inside front cover by ck 10/13/00.

Stokes, Donald and Lillian. The Blue Bird Book. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1991.

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"Now you can attract the "blue bird of happiness". Although their populations once were threatened; bluebirds are now coming back, thanks to the bluebird societies throughout North America. This complete and beautiful new guide, filled with stunning color photographs of bluebirds, tells you everything you need to know to bring these beloved birds to your own backyard. It features all three species of bluebirds."

Annotation taken from back of book by ck 10/13/00.

Adams, John. The Adams-Jefferson Letters. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1959.

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"No correspondence in American history is more quotable or more readily recognized for its historical significance that that of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Yet, only now, a century and a third after their deaths in 1826, is their exchange of letters presented in full. Publication was first anticipated in their lifetime but never encouraged by them."

Annotation from preface by ck 10/31/00.

America’s Top Military Careers. Indianapolis: JIST Works, Inc. 2000.

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"The official guide to occupations in the Armed Forces. Based on information provided by the Department of Defense, this book provides solid, accurate, and important information on all major careers in the armed forces.

Annotation from front of book by ck 10/26/00.

Ferling, John. Setting the World Ablaze. Oxford: University Press. 2000.

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"Setting the World Ablaze is the story of the three men who, perhaps more than any other’s, helped bring the United States into being: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Braiding three strands into one rich narrative, John Ferling brings these American Icons down from their pedestals to show them as men of flesh and blood, and gives us a new understanding of the passion and uncertainty of the struggle to form a new nation."

Annotation taken from inside cover by ck 10/31/00.

Hinderaker, Eric. Elusive Empires. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1997.

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"This book examines the efforts of France, Britain, and the United States to extend imperial dominion over the Ohio Valley, focusing on the relations between Europeans, Euro Americans, and Indians to tell the story. It treats empires as cross-cultural constructions whose details were negotiated by their participants and argues that three models of empire competed for acceptance in the region: empires of commerce and of land, which both the French and the British sought to build, and an empire of liberty, which grew out of the American Revolution and eventually became the basis for Euro American occupation of the valley. Though European trade dramatically reshaped Native American communities in the Ohio Valley, France and Britain each failed to impose territorial dominion there. The American Revolution invented a new organizing principle of empire, one that empowered middling white landowners while it decisively undermined the sovereignty and independence of the Native American communities in the west."

Annotation taken from inside front cover by ck 10/31/00.

Moyers, Bill. A World of Ideas. New York: Doubleday. 1989.

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"In the best selling The Power of Myth, Bill Moyers introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to Joseph Campbell, on of the outstanding minds of our time. Now, in a World of Ideas, Moyers, brings us one-on-one interviews with forty-two extraordinary men and women – poets and Physicists, historians and novelists, doctors and philosophers – discussing what’s happening in our lives, our hearts, and our minds as we approach a new millennium."

Annotation from inside front cover by ck 10/31/00.

Perotta, Louise. All You Really Need To Know About Prayer You Can Learn From The Poor.
Ann Arbor: Servant Publications. 1996.

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"This lovely book tells of one woman’s first encounters with the poor of the Caribbean Islands. Beautifully illustrated with black and white photographs, these stories will touch and inspire you. But if you take a closer look, you, too, will learn the valuable lessons on the power of prayer."

Annotation taken from the book jacket by TW on 11-20-00.

Chang, Stephen. The Book of Internal Exercises. San Francisco: Strawberry Hill Press. 1978.

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According to this book: "If you do external exercises, you must do internal exercises. If you do internal exercises, you may forget to practice external exercises."

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 11-20-00.

Adrienne, Carol. The Purpose of Your Life. New York: Eagle Brook. 1998.

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"Ms. Adrienne’s goal for this book is to inspire you to become aware of and appreciate the fullness of who you are. Read the book at random or all the way through. It is organized using a mix of stories, principles, suggestions, and personal questions."

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 11-20-00.

Farrar, Janet. Spells and How They Work. Custer: Phoenix. 1990.

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"In this authoritative study, Janet and Stewart Farrar discuss the principles underlying all spells and explain why a successful spell is usually composed of 3 elements: intent, visualization, and will-power. Spells of love, healing, weather, and binding combine in this unique addition to the literature on magical working."

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 11-20-00.

Wang, Wallace. Office 2000 for Windows For Dummies. Foster City: IDG Books Worldwide. 1999.

Annotation

"Get up to speed on Office 2000 and get more done in less time. The authors walk you through the basics and show you how everything works together."

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 11-20-00.

Cromley, Jennifer. Learning to Think: Learning to Learn. Washington. 2000.

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"This book explains what the Science of Thinking and Learning has to offer adult education."

Annotation taken from the book jacket by TW on 12-12-00.

Gardner, John. Your College Experience: Strategies for Success. Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing. 1992.

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"Nothing less than success! That’s what you can achieve when you prepare to succeed with Your

College Experience. It offers insights, activities, and strategies for developing the academic and personal strengths that form the keystone of success in the college years."

Annotation taken from the book jacket by TW on 12-12-00.

Lowe, Sheila. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Handwriting Analysis. New York: Alpha Books. 1999.

Annotation

"In the Complete Guide, you learn to:

*Analyze you own handwriting for clues to your past, present and future.

*Study the handwriting of others and learn their likes and dislikes.

*Discover an individual’s hidden career ambitions and talents."

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 12-12-00.

O’Hara, Shelley. See It Done, Do It Yourself Easy, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (in full
color).
Indianapolis: Que Corporation. 2000.

Annotation

"This refreshingly different visual guide uses pictures rather than lengthy explanations to teach you

Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional-the easiest way."

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 11-20-00.

Skinner, Steven. Feng Shui for Modern Living. North Pomfret: Trafalgar Square Publishing. 2000.

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"Bring harmony, wealth, health, and happiness into your life! Easy to follow information is provided on how to work out a basic placement plan of the home and garden, and then each room or area is covered in detail with more technical know-how."

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 11-20-00.

Fennick, Janine. The Collectible Barbie Doll. Philadelphia: Courage Books. 1996.

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"In just 37 years, this 11and inch vinyl fashion doll has gone from being merely a child’s plaything to an international icon. This book is to introduce the beginner collector to the vast world of Barbie collecting."

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 11-20-00.

Better Homes and Gardens: Stretching Your Living Space. Des Moines: Meredith Corporation. 1983.

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"Few homes seem to ever have enough space. Stretching Your Living Space systematically examines all the ways your house can live bigger.

*150 Photographs

*Drawings, floor plans and charts"

Annotation taken from book jacket on 11-20-00 by TW.

Hill, Frances. A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials. New York: DaCapo
Press.1997.

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"People on both sides of the Atlantic have long been fascinated by the Salem Witch-hunts. By studying what happened in Salem in detail, we can learn some valuable but painful lessons about the darkness and perversity of the human heart, and about some of the particular dilemmas that continue to affect the Western spirit."

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 11-16-00.

Dee, Nerys. Fortune Telling By Playing Cards. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., 1990.

Annotation

"Every area of your life can be illuminated and guided by the timeless wisdom of the cards. This popularly written guide to the ancient art of cartomancy describes the origins of playing cards, their symbolism and how they can be used to develop self-knowledge."

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 11-16-00

Goodman, Linda. Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs. New York: Taplinger Publishing Co. 1968.

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"Find out what’s really happening in your life and the lives of those around you from the world famous astrologer who has helped millions divine their way to happiness, love, and profit by studying the sun signs. Amaze your friends and yourself with your insight into their most hidden characteristics."

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 11-16-00.

Harvey, Greg. Microsoft Windows Me Millennium Edition for Dummies Quick Reference. Foster
City: IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. 2000.

Annotation

"This quick reference will help you get the most out of the new features of this operating system, including easy-to-follow tips on Auto Update, Movie Maker, Internet Explorer 5.5, home networking and more! With a dash of humor and fun."

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 11-16-00.

Gookin, Dan. Word 2000 for Windows For Dummies. Foster City: IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. 1999.

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"From drafting and saving letters to running mail merges with ease, these step-by-step explanations will have you creating effective documents-fast.

Discover how to:

*Tailor Word 2000 to meet your needs

*Craft custom templates using wizards

*Build and edit tables with ease

*Create newsletters, invitations and more!!"

Annotation taken from book jacket by TW on 11-20-00.

Moyers, Bill. A World of Ideas II. New York: Doubleday. 1990.

Annotation

"In his best selling A World of Ideas, Bill Moyers presented his provocative one-on-one interviews with some of the most outstanding minds of our time – poets and physicists, historians and novelists, doctors and philosophers. Now, A World of Ideas II brings readers a new, exciting round of thought-provoking conversations with twenty-nine men and women whose extraordinary ideas and actions are enlightening our present and shaping our future."

Annotation from inside front cover by ck 10/31/00.

Newfield, Jack. City for Sale. New York: Harper & Row. 1988.

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"In city for sale two of the country’s most respected investigative journalists recount the incredible story of the descent of the Koch administration into criminality. In their compelling account of payoffs and threats, of secret deals made by overlords of the all-powerful clubhouses, Newfield and Barrett expose the behind-the-scenes-story of the true workings of municipal power in America today. But City for Sale is also a book about justice and the valiant efforts of the individuals who fought to halt a system that had spun out of control."

Annotation from inside front cover by ck 10/31/00

Sachs, William S. The Enterprising Colonials. Chicago: Argonaut Inc., 1965.

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"This book concentrates on the two-and-a-half decades before the Revolution. The colonization phase had long since passed, and the economy had reached a comparatively high level of development. The colonies had also assumed social and ideological patterns which were to continue into nationhood. This period was indeed a formative one in American history."

Annotation from the preface by ck 10/31/00

Shenkman, Richard. Presidential Ambition. New York: Harper Perennial. 2000.

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"An excursion through two centuries of the conniving and dealing that every president except Washington had to undertake to win or hold the Grand Prize."

Annotation from front page by ck 10/31/00.

Jensen, Margaret. First We Have Coffee. Oregon: Harvest House. 1995.

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"A cup of coffee and a talk with Mama could always set the world right.

For 68 years Papa preached to the Scandinavian immigrants while Mama put on the coffee pot and opened her heart and life to all who came – from lumberjacks and orphans to neighbors and parishioners. Unwavering faith, rich humor, and family relationships unite in this heartwarming collection of life experiences from a beloved storyteller.

Annotation from back of book by ck 10/26/00.

The West Virginia Capital: A Commemorative History. West Virginia: The Legislature of West
Virginia. 1990.

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"The purpose of this booklet is to chronicle and salute the tremendous efforts of all those individuals involved in the planning, construction and maintenance of the West Virginia State Capitol. It is hoped that the ensuing narrative, facts and data, as we as archival pictures and recent photographic work, appropriately detail the construction progress and classic beauty of this monument to the State’s Citizenry."

Annotation from preface by ck 10/31/00.

Perrotta, Louise. All You Really Need to Know About Prayer You Can Learn From The Poor.
Ann Arbor: Servant. 1996.

Annotation

"This lovely book tells of one woman’s first encounters with the poor of the Caribbean Islands. The people are real, and their stories are true. The author captures both poverty and dignity, reality and hope. As you read, you’ll discover that even the poorest of the poor have something to teach us. About faith. About perseverance. And especially about prayer."

Annotation from back of book by ck 11/2/00.

Bernachon, Maurice and Jean-Jacques. A Passion for Chocolate. New York: William Morrow
and Company, Inc. 1989.

Annotation

"More than 100 chocolate recipes, 16 pages in full color. A Passion for Chocolate allows the American baker to learn the secrets of how to work with chocolate and how to make fabulous chocolate creations"

Annotation from inside front cover by ck 11/2/00.

Texido, Amy. Glorious Garnishes. New York: Sterling. 2000.

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"Make your dishes look as good as they taste with these special techniques for over 200 garnishes and decorations! Take advantage of the glorious colors of foods, herbs, and flowers, and the many shapes they represent. With just a peeler and a knife, turn tomatoes into roses and butterflies, apples into swans, or a pear into a fan, or decorate a round brie with blowers for a delightful splash of color. The step-by-step color photography and complete instructions make it surprisingly easy to transform delicious-tasting food into visual masterpieces so good you may not want to eat them."

Annotation from back of book by ck 11/2/00.

Avery, Carol. ….And With a Light Touch. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1993.

Annotation

"And with a Light Touch is written by a class room teacher about a real class room and children in the process of learning to learn. Though the book focuses on first graders, it is for anyone who teaches or works with children of any age."

Annotation from back of book by ck 11/7/00.

Long, Nicholas J. Conflict in the Classroom. Austin: Pro Ed. 1999.

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Contains such sections as "Walking in the Footsteps of Troubled Students", "The Psychology of Helping," "The Challenge of Reeducating Troubled Students," "The Power of Group Forces in the Classroom," "Promoting Responsible Student Behavior," "Beyond Student Behavior," "Classroom Crisis as an Opportunity," "the Psycho educational Classroom," "Beyond the School: and Enhancing Family Support."

Annotation by ck 11/7/00

Kalenuik, Ron. International Family Favorites. Scarborough: Magnanimity House. 2000.

Annotation

"Take your taste buds on a journey around the world with a fresh new cook book. It is a delightful journey that your taste buds will desire to travel again and again. Enjoy more than 275 recipes with colorful presentations of each. Delight in delicious French presentation, deep down under Australian dishes, spicy Cajun or Creole feast, or excellent desserts from cakes to ice creams from around the globe. The world’s kitchens are now in your hands, relish the fresh flavors of many countries for your family to savor."

Annotation from back of book by ck 11/7/00.

Weinberg, Julia. Gourmet Bouquet. U.S.A.: Butterick Publishing. 1978.

Annotation

"With just a few kitchen tools and the simple step-by-step instructions in this extraordinary book, the vegetables you use everyday can be transformed into beautiful, edible centerpieces. You can create vegetable blossoms are quick and easy to make, and they look as lovely as nature’s own. And even the bouquet containers are good to eat! The imaginative suggestions in this book will spark your creativity. Your beautiful bouquets will be the center of attention at any party and will win you more compliments than any table decoration you’ve ever used before!"

Annotation taken from the book by ck 11/7/00.

Smith , Thomasina. Crafty Puppets. Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens. 1999.

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"Hands can walk and talk and dance and fly! They can become birds or beasts, aliens or angels – all with puppets! Crafty kids can make finger puppets, glove puppets, painted hand puppets, and even foot puppets. Family and friends will oooh, aah, giggle, and grimace when Crafty Puppets take the stage."

Annotation taken from back of book by ck 11/7/00.

Yolen, Jane. Touch Magic. Little Rock: August House. 2000.

Annotation

"Jane Yolen, call the "Hans Christian Anderson of America" and the "Aesop of the twentieth century," is a storyteller, novelist, poet, playwright, editor, and author of over two hundred books for children, young adults, and adults. Her concerns are reflected in Touch Magic: "Our children are growing up without their birthright, the myths, fair tales, fantasies and folklore that are their proper legacy…I believe that culture begins in the cradle…To do without tales and stories and books is to lose humanity’s past, is to have no star map for our future."

Annotation taken from back of book by ck 11/7/00.

Straley, Carol. Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid! New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1993.

Annotation

"Here’s Looking at You, Kid! Is a lively easy-to-use handbook that answers many of the everyday grooming and health questions that can boggle a busy parent’s mind. How do I treat a cold sore? Is a children’s formula sunscreen okay for infants? How do I get my kids to floss regularly? This one-stop resource offers commonsense, up-to-the-minute information on these and many other issues – gleaned from top experts in the beauty and medical professions. Included are hundreds of tips on skin, hair, teeth, eyes, and nail care – plus clothing basics – all designed to save parents time and money."

Annotation taken from back of book by ck 11/7/00.

Fennick, Janine. The Collectible Barbie Doll. Philadelphia: Courage Books. 1996.

Annotation

Beautifully illustrated with color photos. Covers such topics as: 1959: the Birth of Barbie Doll, Hairstyles Galore, Meet Barbie Dolls Friends and Family, 1980s: Career-girl crazy., Starting your own Barbie Doll Collection and many more.

Annotation by ck 12/7/00.

Guiley, Rosemary Ellen. Harpers Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience. Edison:
Castle Books. 1991.

Annotation

"Destined to be a classic in the understanding of mystical experience – a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, A-to-Z guide."

Annotation from back of book by ck 12/7/00.

Ideals Thanksgiving. Nashville: Ideals Publications. 2000.

Annotation

Beautifully illustrated. Contains poetry and stories for young and old alike.

Annotation by ck 12/7/00.

Williamson, Marianne. Christmas Prayers. White Plains: Peter Pauper Press, Inc. 2000.

Annotation

A beautifully moving book of Christmas Prayers. Lovingly written and brilliantly illustrated.

Annotation by ck 12/7/00.

 

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