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Zero at the Bone

The University of Arizona Press

Late one evening in the summer of 2003, Erec Toso arrived home to his wife and children after an ordinary day at his university office. In the darkness of his yard, a rattlesnake lay along the path, basking in the post-monsoon coolness. Toso, lost in thought, never saw the snake, which struck him on the foot and injected a huge dose of ...

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The Desert Remembers My Name

The University of Arizona Press

My parents always told me I was Mexican. I was Mexican because they were Mexican. This was sometimes modified to "Mexican American," since I was born in California, and thus automatically a U.S. citizen. But, my parents said, this, too, was once part of Mexico. My father would say this with a sweeping gesture, taking in the smog, the ...

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The Desert Remembers My Name

The University of Arizona Press

My parents always told me I was Mexican. I was Mexican because they were Mexican. This was sometimes modified to "Mexican American," since I was born in California, and thus automatically a U.S. citizen. But, my parents said, this, too, was once part of Mexico. My father would say this with a sweeping gesture, taking in the smog, the ...

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Autistic Planet

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Autistic Planet is a world where trains run to time, people working in offices have rocking chairs, and all kids dream of winning the chess World Cup. Join us on a journey to this alternative reality, where being different is ordinary, and being "typical" is unheard of! This book is full of colour illustrations and written in child-friendly rhyme.

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My Dearest Birdie

Letters to Australia 1874 to 1886

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In February 1874, Jack Gowlland RN and his sister Celia left England to travel across the Continent. From there they sailed via the newly opened Suez Canal to Australia. Celia never returned to England. Spanning twelve years, the letters to Celia - Birdie - that form this volume are from Celia's favourite brother, Richard, and his wife Jessie.

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Condor

By Robert Mesta; Illustrated by Lawrence Ormsby
Grand Canyon Association

In this endearing children's tale, a grandfather teaches his grandson the way of Condor, North America's largest flying bird and a rare resident of the American Southwest. While setting traps at the bottom of the canyon, Little Feather sees Condor flying overhead and runs to his grandfather to ask what he has seen. His grandfather looks ...

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