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Charles Xavier is dead. Cyclops and Wolverine each lead their own team of X-Men. Mutantkind is divided like never before. In a desperate bid to save Xavier's dream, the Beast brought the original X-Men forward to the present. Now, with the timeline -- and all of existence -- in jeopardy from their presence, they must go back. But faced with the horror of what fate would have in store for them, young Jean Grey and Scott Summers are intent on staying and forging their own destiny. And as debate rages and tempers flare, the X-Men of the future arrive with a dire warning, seeking to prevent history's greatest mistake.

Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes, or passing up thrift store finds that aren't quite right, author Blair Stocker teaches how to remake, adding special touches to make them work for her home--and yours. Chapters arranged by season: spring, summer, fall, winter.

"Quick and easy alphabet knitting patterns"--Cover.

Join Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and the invincible Iron Man, as they discover secrets that will rattle for years to come! But while London deals with a brutal invasion by the Badoon, the fate of the Guardians may have already been decided millions of miles away!

Identifies the principles of Japanese floral design, explains basic ikebana techniques, and showcases fifty-three seasonal arrangements.

"Assembled from work done in the author's sketchbooks in the year following the death of his partner in 2005, The End is a collection of meditations on loss and a record of his struggle to reconcile her death. The book encompasses a variety of forms, from finely observed depictions of a newly transformed daily life, to mutating abstractions of internal turmoil, and imagined dialogues with the dead. The book carries the reader through a year of grief tinged by turns with humor, anger, absurdity, and grace"--P. [4] of cover.

The Girls' Bicycle Handbook is for women cyclists everywhere who need practical no-nonsense advice and information on cycling, but don't want to dispense with style in the process. Whether you're a committed bike commuter or a complete novice, blogger, entrepreneur and passionate cyclist Caz Nicklin gives the low-down on making cycling part of your lifestyle. From choosing the right bike for your needs to looking stylish and comfortable whatever the weather, and from combatting dreaded "helmet hair" to road safety and fast repairs, The Girls' Bicycle Handbook tells you everything you need to know about life on two wheels.

The revised edition includes: an all new chapter on gear, including lightweight tips and techniques for backpackers, a revamped navigation chapter with new illustrations and the latest GPS techniques, new conditioning and first-aid chapters to keep you fit and healthy, expanded cooking infomation, with details about Dutch oven cooking, vegetarian options, how not to dirty a pot, and more, and more than 60 new photos"--Page [4] of cover.

Brash and rude, Billy Batson is a troubled teen that just can't seem to find a calling. But after a fateful night on a subway car, that all will change. Brought to the feet of the magical wizard Shazam at the Rock of Eternity, Billy is imbued with powers beyond any mortal man. By shouting the wizard's name the young teen is mystically transformed into the powerhouse known as Captain Marvel! Now given abilities that make him Earth's Mightiest Mortal at the utterance of a simple phrase, will Billy make the right choices and do what it takes to become a hero?

" ...A collection of graphic narratives on the subjects of urban planning, product design and architecture--a surrealist handbook for the rebuilding of society in the 21st century"--P. [4] of cover

"An exploration of how extreme athletes are able to break the limits of ultimate human performance and what we can learn from their mastery of the state of consciousness known as "flow."-- Provided by publisher.

"... 4 ounces of backpacking know-how that focuses on skills and knowledge that hikers and backpackers need at their fingertips. Inside you'll find: worst-case scenario advice for precarious situations, tips for common trail concerns from lightning to blisters, and, how to keep your pack light, or ultralight, without sacrificing must-haves"--Page [4] of cover.

Otto Octavius has taken over Peter Parker's body but is affected by Peter's memories. Octavius is determined to be a better Spider-Man than Peter and a better man than Otto.

Patterns range from a tweedy wrap with appliquéd leaves to a scarf sprinkled with bright knitted yo-yos and others that use mosaic stitch, felting, and shibori--From the publisher.

"From the award-winning expert whose masterful quilting appears on many of Kim Diehl's popular projects, here is your guide to creating beautiful machine-quilting designs. Deborah M. Poole has the motto "You can do it," and in this book she shows you how. "Deborah's wonderful designs, and the precision with which she stitches them, are truly the icing on the cake when I make my quilts. Her knowledge, expertise, and approachable techniques make it possible to elevate even the simplest of quilts into heirlooms."--Kim Diehl Follow step-by-step instructions to make feathers, create curved cross-hatching, and fit a design to the quilt border--on either a long-arm or home sewing machine See well-illustrated examples of the thread path and achieve such uniform freehand designs that they'll look computer generated Gain the skill and confidence to tackle a difficult pattern; Deborah makes artistic designs simple to stitch "-- Provided by publisher

The author of the Kurt Cobain biography "Heavier Than Heaven" examines the legacy of the Nirvana frontman and discusses why he still matters twenty years after his death.

Offers over one hundred contemporary cross-stitch projects inspired by current fashion and interior trends.

Sam Alexander's father had long talked of how he was once in the "Nova Corps" and when his father ends up in the hopital, a visit by the Guardians of Glaxay's Gamora and Rocket Raccoon finds Sam drawn into an intergalactic conflict that will affect the entire Marvel Universe!

Features a collection of no-sew and low-sew projects.

Ironically, as we move toward a more technologically advanced world, the simple domestic crafts of old are making a comeback. People of all ages are discovering a deep love for weaving, knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts. Along with that has come the desire to create their own one of a kind, artisan yarns. When it comes to yarn, fiber lovers know that spinning and dying go hand in hand. Yet many books on the yarn craft cover only one topic or the other. In Spinning and Dyeing Yarn, fiber artist Ashley Martineau covers both subjects with rich, illustrative detail and step-by-step tutorials. Simply put, this book a must have for fiber enthusiasts of all levels.

Draws on interviews with more than one hundred people close to the famous athlete to chronicle fourteen critical years in his career, from his cancer recovery to his precipitous fall after revelations about his systemic doping became public.

"For 125 years, National Geographic has documented the world and all that is in it with stunning photography that captures the soul of a story beyond the words on a page. Some of the most powerful narratives of the past decade have been produced by a forward-thinking generation of women photojournalists as different as the places and the subjects they have covered"--Page [2] of cover.

The former hockey star and scholar focuses on ten days near the close of his last season and provides an in-depth look at the benefits and drawbacks of the sport.

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