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A Library Field Trip

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Spark kids interest in their local libraries! This virtual field trip introduces readers to the people, sights, and sounds they'll encounter in a library. Carefully leveled text and big, full color photos bring an authentic field trip experience to life on the page."


Garfield Have A Nice Day

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The Power of Cattitude!

Now over 35 years old (... in dog years, he'd be dead) Garfield is a universally recognised and well-loved figure thanks to his opinionated, demanding, acerbic, savvy and smart personality.

Ever since his first appearance in 1978, Garfield has always struggled to get himself out of bed on Mondays. Even so, he has done rather well and has grown to be one of the most accomplished cats in the world, even appearing in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most syndicated comic strip of all time. Over 263 million people around the world read Garfield comic strips in some 2570 newspapers daily. He has appeared in two hit movies, grossing more than £15m at the UK Box Office and, with his own television show a ratings hit on Boomerang in the UK, Garfield is a cat with appeal right across the ages and both sexes.

The UK Kids' License Monitor repeatedly places Garfield in the top 5 character brands for both recognition and desirability and with leading licensees joining the Garfield programme and top retailers listing him amongst their top sellers.

About the Author

Jim Davis was born July 28, 1945 in Marion, Indiana, and raised on a small farm with his parents, James and Betty Davis, and his younger brother, Dave (Doc). Like most farms, the barnyard had its share of stray cats; about 25 at one time, by Jim's estimation. As a child, he suffered serious bouts with asthma and was often bedridden. Forced inside, away from regular farm chores, he whiled away the hours drawing pictures. In college, he studied art and business before going to work for TUMBLEWEEDS creator, Tom Ryan. There, he learned the skills and discipline necessary to become a syndicated cartoonist and began his own strip, GNORM GNAT.

When he tried to sell the strip to a newspaper syndicate he was told, "It's funny, but bugs? Who can relate to a bug?" After five years of GNORM, Davis crushed the bug strip idea and tried a new tact, studying the comics pages closely. He noticed there were a lot of successful strips about dogs, but none about cats! Combining his wry wit with the art skills he had honed since childhood, GARFIELD, a fat, lazy, lasagna loving, cynical cat was born. Davis says Garfield is a composite of all the cats he remembered from his childhood, rolled into one feisty orange fur ball.

Garfield was named after his grandfather, James Garfield Davis. The strip debuted on June 19, 1978 in 41 U.S. newspapers. Several months after the launch, the Chicago Sun-Times cancelled GARFIELD. Over 1300 angry readers demanded that GARFIELD be reinstated. It was, and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, GARFIELD is read in over 2100 newspapers by 200 million people. Guinness World Records(TM), named GARFIELD "The Most Widely Syndicated Comic Strip in the World."

Davis's peers at the National Cartoonist Society honored him with Best Humor Strip (1981 and 1985), the Elzie Segar Award (1990), and the coveted Reuben Award (1990), the top award presented to a cartoonist by NCS members. Garfield quickly became a sensation in the licensing world, too, inspiring Davis to form his own company to take care of Garfield business concerns. Paws, Inc., founded in 1981, manages the worldwide rights for the famous fat cat, and Davis serves as President.


The Reign Of Law A Tale Of The Kentucky Hemp Fields

RRP $16.99

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.


The Secret To Life

RRP $22.99

Part Memoir, part guide to life, and how to find meaning and purpose in an often chaotic society. The author touches on small town, southern life, and how that influenced her life and view of the world. This book takes a hard look at some of the falsehoods that have permeated our society, and how to find meaning and purpose regardless. It also attempts to dissect the taboo subjects of life, such as racism, death, religion, relationships, and education. It is a book that takes a poignant look at life, society, and the bumps and bobbles we all experience along the way.


Soil Water Measurement In The Field - A Practical Handbook

RRP $343.99

This book is written for all those involved in measurement of soil water phenomena, whether they be environmental scientists, field technicians, agronomists, meteorologists, hydrogeologists, foresters, physical geographers, civil or water engineers or students in these subjects.  It contains a comprehensive description of all the major methods used for measurement of soil water content and potential, solute concentration, transport and balance of water and solutes, including recharge to groundwater aquifers.  The emphasis is firmly on techniques which can be applied in the field or on samples obtained from the field.
 
The theory and practice of the workings of the main instruments and methods available is described, along with practical tips on surmounting some of the main difficulties and explanations of many commonly encountered jargon words.



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