“Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise. It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise that he could use the Force to influence the midi-chlorians to create life. He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying.”—Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the SithDarth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived.
Winner of a 2016 Whitley Award Commendation for Childrens Conservation BookSometimes a story of animal survival in the wild is so unbelievable that you couldnt possibly think it was true. This is one such story, of how a few dedicated people rediscovered a lost species, and others are working together to save it from extinction.Phasmid presents the amazing true story of the Lord Howe Island Phasmid - aka Stick Insect. Once thought to be extinct, the phasmids were rediscovered on Balls Pyramid, a volcanic outcrop 23 kilometers off the coast of Lord Howe Island, Australia, prompting an extraordinary conservation effort to save this remarkable insect. It is now officially known as a Lazarus species and has attracted the attention of zoo goers, tourists, naturalists Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir David Attenborough and millions of viewers on Vimeo.With a captivating narrative by Rohan Cleave and stunning watercolor illustrations by renowned artist Coral Tulloch, Phasmid is a positive story about one species incredible story of survival in a time of worldwide species decline.
Reconstructing Sara: The Lost Victim of Ted Bundy is going to have an impact on how Ted Bundy cases are viewed - for that reason, questions may arise as people work through the differences between what I am saying and what has been stated publicly over the years. Reconstructing Sara is not written to be a novel. Instead, it is public testimony . I did not shy away from what happened back then, nor try to create a dramatic end in sudden revelations. I am telling the story in the way the memories remain -as they occurred over a time line of nearly four years – supported by never released case files.
Im not a big fan of Drew Barrymore; granted she was excellent in Firestarter but as she got older her acting skills were replaced with bizarre stunts and behaviour and she became nothing but vulgar, incredibly crass and nasty as a person. I think child actors have a lot of pressure on them and as they grow up and theyre not considered cute anymore, all the spoiling and attention goes away and they resort to drugs, alcohol and erratic behaviour for fun, rebellion and attention. Child stars who went this way that are really memorable to me are Macaulay Culkin, Justin Bieber and yup, Drew Barrymore.
By 1999, Franken was beginning to work his way up as a political satirist of note. For his follow-up to Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot, his next book was a comedic re-imagining of those Theodore White Making of the President books. Franken beats Al Gore in the primary (by a campaign of fighting ATM fees), and then gets elected. Once elected, he is forced to resign due to strange behaviour and the publishing of his campaign diaries.Why Not Me has got a lot of good reviews on Amazon, so I could be in the wrong here.