- The Good Web Site Guide 2006
An up-to-date guide to the best and most useful sites on the Web. Completely revised and updated to incorporate newer sites as well as favourites in previous years, this is the definitive A--Z on the Internet for young and old. The original best-selling guide to the best sites available on the Net. Divided into sections and genres, each site is fully reviewed to show what unique features set it apart from the rest. From music to shopping, finance to travel, the internet covers a bewildering range of topics, but this book will focus on what's really useful and popular. The completely revised and updated 2006 edition will have around 5000 sites, each of which is rated for content, value, ease of use and speed. Divided into sections which will include Consumer Information, Help for the Disabled, Dance, Organising a Party and Politics, as well as staple sections on Food and Drink,Travel, Finance, Health and Hobbies. A must-have for parents, as well as an invaluable resource for children, this book has universal appeal.
- Introduction to Sheep Farming
Sheep farming has become more attractive in recent years because sheep demand little other than pasture. The sheep is one of the most economic animals for exploiting grass leys used as break crops in cereal farming, it requires less capital expenditure than other forms of livestock and does not need large quantities of expensive concentrates. This practical textbook provides all the basic information required by students of agriculture; it is also suitable for farmers who are interested in setting up in sheep production. Practical aspects of anatomy, physiology and nutrition are linked directly to husbandry. The book emphasizes the importance of flexibility and adapting systems to suit circumstances rather than imposing a rigid set of rules, and animal health is treated as an integral part of husbandry with emphasis on disease prevention.
- Hotel California: Singer-Songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the La Canyons, 1967-1976
The story of a remarkable time and place: Los Angeles from the dawn of the singer-songwriter era in the mid-Sixties to the peak of The Eagles' success in the late Seventies. `Hotel California' is an epic tale of songs and sunshine, drugs and denim, genius and greed, and is the first in-depth account of the LA Canyons scene between 1967 and 1976. Hoskyn's history of this vital period in the development of today's great musical influences spans the rise of Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, The Eagles, James Taylor and Jackson Browne, and focuses on the brilliance and determination of David Geffen, the man who linked them all. Covering genius, drug-crazed disintegration, and the myriad relationships between these artists and the songs that issued from them, and drawing on extensive interviews with countless stars, singers, writers, managers, executives and scenesters, `Hotel California' is a pop-culture classic.
- Unlocking the Bible: Omnibus : A Unique Overview of the Whole Bible
A unique overview of both the Old and New Testaments, from a widely respected evangelical speaker and writer.
Unlocking the Bible opens up the word of God in a fresh and powerful way. Avoiding the small detail of verse by verse studies, it sets out the epic story of God and his people in Israel. The culture, historical background and people are introduced and the teaching applied to the modern world.
Eight volumes have been brought into one compact and easy to use guide to cover both the Old and the New testaments in one massive omnibus edition.
- The Maker's Instructions - The five books of law
- A Land and A Kingdom - Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1&2 Samuel, 1&2 Kings
- Poems of Worship and Wisdom - Psalms, Song of Solomon, proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job
- Decline and Fall of an Empire - Isaiah, Jeremiah and other prophets
- The Struggle to Survive - Chronicles and prophets of exile
- The Hinge of History - Mathew, Mark, Luke, John and acts
- The Thirteenth Apostle - Paul and his letters
- Through Suffering to Glory - Revelation, Hebrews, and the letters of James, Peter and Jude
- Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle
If Steve Earle weren't a living, breathing person he'd be a character in a blues song, a raucous ballad that would tell the tale of a gifted rebel who drank too much, lost his career and almost all of his women in a blizzard of heroin and crack-cocaine addiction, and lived wildly and extravagantly on the wrong side of the law.
Along the way, Earle has welded rock to country, the Beatles to Springsteen, Celtic to Americana, punk to bluegrass and has produced multiple Grammy-nominated albums and one enduring classic: Guitar Town. Like Hank Williams and Robert Johnson he has wandered across the American South; like Janis Joplin he has a huge capacity for self-destruction that matches an appetite for life in all its extremes. Like Stephen Foster, he is a storyteller and songwriter of rare skill and force whose sincerity echoes through all his work.
A heroin addict since the age of fourteen, six times married to five different women, a man who took a four-year 'vacation in the ghetto', Steve Earle none the less survived. And he came back with an artistic and personal vision intact, determined to change society for the better even as he seemed set to live his life for the worse.
Lauren St John has been allowed unrestricted access and cooperation by Steve, his family and friends. In exchange, she has written a hauntingly clear-eyed, unvarnished and uncompromising life of one of American music's talismanic sons.