Immaculate Blue

A Novel

Author: Paul Russell

Publisher: Cleis Press Start

ISBN: 1627781099

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 9180

From the award-winning author of The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov comes the brilliantly conceived and precisely rendered novel Immaculate Blue, which explores the lives of four people — Anatole, Leigh, Chris, and Lydia — and their intermingled and unwinding desires. Set in upstate New York, the novel follows these characters as they achieve their aims in lives redolent with loss and hope, humor and sadness, union and alienation. Russell picks up the thread of his critically acclaimed novel The Salt Point 20 years later and tracks the lives of these friends, some of whom not only lost touch with each other but have also lost their way. Moving, at times shocking, and always memorable, Immaculate Blue points to where the personal and the political come together and shape our lives in unexpected ways. With this newest novel, Paul Russell reminds us of why he is one of the most important voices on the literary scene.

A Taste for Writing: Composition for Culinarians

Author: Vivian C. Cadbury

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133277918

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

View: 7724

A TASTE FOR WRITING: COMPOSITION FOR CULINARIANS, Second Edition is the ideal resource to help culinary arts students and professionals master key grammar principles and writing practices while learning to express themselves as confidently on the page as they do in the kitchen. The author's signature writing style is engaging and accessible. Drawing on the language of food and cooking, she explains even the most difficult topics in a way sure to spark students' interest and encourage mastery of the material. Key concepts are brought to life through the analysis of student and professional writing samples, as well as the use of vivid examples from the food industry and popular culture. A variety of exercises leads students through all phases of the writing process, from the creative right-brain activities of generating ideas and writing a first draft to the analytical left-brain skills required for effective revision and editing. Although created specifically for culinary arts students and professionals, this one-of-a-kind book can be used by all readers to develop their skills in - and taste for - writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Avian Brood Parasitism

Behaviour, Ecology, Evolution and Coevolution

Author: Manuel Soler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319731386

Category: Science

Page: 574

View: 8444

Brood parasitism has become one of the most flourishing areas of research in evolutionary ecology and one of the best model systems for investigating coevolution. This subject has undergone remarkable advances during the last two decades, but has not been covered by any book in the 21st century. This book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the fascinating field of avian brood parasitism. The topics covered include conspecific brood parasitism; evolution and phylogenetic history of avian brood parasites; parasitic behaviour used by brood parasites; adaptations and counter-adaptations of brood parasites and their hosts at every stage of the breeding cycle (before laying, egg, chick and fledgling stages); factors affecting the evolution of host defences and parasitic attacks; the role of phenotypic plasticity in host defences; mechanisms driving egg recognition and rejection; evolution of nest sharing or nest killing by brood parasite chicks; begging behaviour in parasitized nests and food delivery by host adults; and recognition of conspecifics by juvenile brood parasites. This volume provides a comprehensive reference resource for readers and researchers with an interest in birds, behaviour and evolution, as well as a source of hypotheses and predictions for future investigations into this dynamic subject.

The Potato Beetles

Author: Jacques

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780916846404

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 2740

Based on over 2,500 specimens representing all the species of Leptinotarsa in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, this book includes studies on 31 of the 41 known species of the world. Included are host records, when available, and distribution data. The most complete information is available for nine species found in the United States.

Burning Words And Other News

Author: Aam'pah-Katoh BaNtump'l Cathialam

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477276211

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 2151

In Burning Words I talk about a variety of topics. As the title may suggest, I do not chew my words in the book. I do not write to please or to displease someone out there. I simply write about topics I feel important to write about. Again, Burning Words covers quite a few topics and like any of my books, it is A MUST read.

Old Friend

Author: N.A

Publisher: Paul Poulsen

ISBN: 0987802410


Page: N.A

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The Ibis

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Relicts of a Beautiful Sea

Survival, Extinction, and Conservation in a Desert World

Author: Christopher Norment

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469618672

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 2126

Along a tiny spring in a narrow canyon near Death Valley, seemingly against all odds, an Inyo Mountain slender salamander makes its home. "The desert," writes conservation biologist Christopher Norment, "is defined by the absence of water, and yet in the desert there is water enough, if you live properly." Relicts of a Beautiful Sea explores the existence of rare, unexpected, and sublime desert creatures such as the black toad and four pupfishes unique to the desert West. All are anomalies: amphibians and fish, dependent upon aquatic habitats, yet living in one of the driest places on earth, where precipitation averages less than four inches per year. In this climate of extremes, beset by conflicts over water rights, each species illustrates the work of natural selection and the importance of conservation. This is also a story of persistence--for as much as ten million years--amid the changing landscape of western North America. By telling the story of these creatures, Norment illustrates the beauty of evolution and explores ethical and practical issues of conservation: what is a four-inch-long salamander worth, hidden away in the heat-blasted canyons of the Inyo Mountains, and what would the cost of its extinction be? What is any lonely and besieged species worth, and why should we care?

Ancient Voyages

Author: H. Oscar Bovolini

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493129155

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

View: 6612

The asteroid belt wasnt a natural accident; it was just another product of evil and criminal minds. Few survived to carry their seed (some good, others evil) across the infinite space to an empire created through eons of conquest and colonization. However, the same minds that destroyed the old planet went at full speed to destroy the new home in their ambition, stupidity, and criminality. Their tools: blackmail, crime, depravation, and powerful drugs capable of destroying the awareness of the planets population. Their allies: insane criminals locked in a ward planet of the empire because of their experiments with all kinds of drugs and torture, aimed at controlling and suppressing the population. Their enemy: a genius capable of leading and creating havoc on their evil and criminal plans. A man determined to survive and lead the path to a new civilization.

Little Blue Book Advent and Christmas Seasons 2013-2014

Six-minute reflections on the Sunday Gospels of Year A

Author: Ken Untener

Publisher: Little Books

ISBN: 0988561972

Category: Religion

Page: 91

View: 3786

Six minutes a day. That’s what you’re asked to give during these next 43 days – the 24 days of the Advent season, and the 19 days of the Christmas season. Each 24-hour day has 240 “six minute” packages. During the Advent and Christmas seasons, you’re asked to give one of those to the Lord. The key is the right-hand page. On that page each day (except Sundays), we’ll walk through the Sunday Gospels for Cycle A. On Sundays, we’ll reflect on how Christmas can be a time for coming home . . . whether it’s to family, friends or the Church. The left-hand page is like a buffet table with a variety of thoughts about the Advent and Christmas seasons, the feast of the day, and various traditions and customs.

Illustrations of British Entomology

Or, A Synopsis of Indigenous Insects; Containing Their Generic and Specific Distinctions; with an Account of Their Metamorphoses, Times of Appearance, Localities, Food, and Economy, as Far as Practicable

Author: James Francis Stephens

Publisher: N.A


Category: Insects

Page: N.A

View: 9218


My Theodosia

A Novel

Author: Anya Seton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547523947

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8483

“Anya Seton’s portraits of Aaron and Theodosia Burr alike are vivid and credible . . . The narrative is well sustained, and provides as background an entertaining account of the manners, the ways of living and traveling and entertaining followed during the early years of the nineteenth century.” —New York Times Anya Seton’s best-selling first novel, originally published in 1941, captures all the drama of the short life of Theodosia Burr (1783–1813). Her father, Aaron—Thomas Jefferson’s vice president, most famous for his great duel with Alexander Hamilton—holds sway over young Theodosia’s heart. But his arrogance forces her to choose between the man he insists she marry and her love for a young soldier who will turn out to play a decisive role in her father’s fate. Persuaded by Aaron that through his treasonable plans she will soon be crowned princess of the Kingdom of Mexico, she is received like royalty on Blennerhassett Island, only to end up trying to exonerate her father as he awaits trial in a Richmond jail, repudiated by his fickle son-in-law and friends. Theodosia remains a haunting figure in American history, still lovely, still imperious, never vanquished.

The Killing 2

Author: David Hewson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447237676

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 7903

David Hewson's The Killing 2 is the novelization of the second series of the hit Danish crime drama, The Killing. It is two years since the notorious Nanna Birk Larsen case. Two years since Detective Sarah Lund left Copenhagen in disgrace for a remote outpost in northern Denmark. When the body of a female lawyer is found in macabre circumstances in a military graveyard, there are elements of the crime scene that take Head of Homicide, Lennart Brix, back to an occupied wartime Denmark – a time its countrymen would wish to forget. Brix knows that Lund is the one person he can rely on to discover the truth. Reluctantly she returns to Copenhagen and becomes intrigued with the facts surrounding the case. As more bodies are found, Lund comes to see a pattern and she realizes that the identity of the killer will be known once the truth behind a more recent wartime mission is finally revealed . . .

Christmas with Her Ex

Author: Fiona McArthur

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460323548

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5111

A Christmas holiday to remember! Christmas Eve on Europe's most opulent train is going to be an experience of a lifetime for midwife Kelsie Summers. And it is in more ways than one—because brooding obstetrician and the man she jilted, Connor Black, is on board, too! And her ex is hotter than ever! Cooler-than-cool doc Connor doesn't like surprises. Seeing Kelsie again is his worst nightmare—especially as their kisses still make his heart skip a beat. When they're thrown together for a few short days at Christmas there's bound to be consequences!

Break No Bones

A Novel

Author: Kathy Reichs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416535217

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6224

From bestselling author Kathy Reichs a book set in Charleston, South Carolina, the center of a lucrative, clandestine, sophisticated trade in body parts, the kind that leaves the donor dead. Summoned to South Carolina to fill in for a negligent colleague, Tempe is stuck teaching a lackluster archaeology field school in the ruins of a Native American burial ground on the Charleston shore. But when Tempe stumbles upon a fresh skeleton among the ancient bones, her old friend Emma Rousseau, the local coroner, persuades her to stay on and help with the investigation. When Emma reveals a disturbing secret, it becomes more important than ever for Tempe to help her friend close the case. The body count begins to climb. An unidentified man is found hanging from a tree deep in the woods. Another corpse shows up in a barrel. There are mysterious nicks on bones in several bodies, and signs of strangulation. Tempe follows the trail to a free street clinic with a belligerent staff, a suspicious doctor, and a donor who is a charismatic televangelist. Clues abound in the most unlikely places as Tempe uses her unique knowledge and skills to build her case, even as the local sheriff remains dubious and her own life is threatened. Tempe’s love life is also complicated. Ryan, her current flame, has come down to visit her from Montreal, and Pete, her former husband, is investigating the disappearance of a local woman—and he and Tempe are staying in the same borrowed beach house. Ryan and Pete compete for her attentions, and Tempe finds herself more distracted by her feelings for both men than she expected. Break No Bones is a smart, taut thriller featuring the kind of high-stakes crime that makes the headlines every week. Reichs, the inspiration for the hit Fox TV show Bones, is writing at the top of her form, and Tempe has never been more compelling.

Cedarhurst Alley

A Lighter-than-air, Anti-noise Novel

Author: Denny Hatch,Denison Hatch

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595364438

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 2282

"There are laughs at everyone's expense in this slick, sometimes raunchy spoof."-Publishers' Weekly "As a writer, [Denny] Hatch is no slouch. In a mirror-slick, ribald style, he has fleshed out his wishbone with a cast of characters that would make Thorne Smith whirl in his grave. A lovable Nazi, an ebullient Greek with two phones in his Cadillac, a National Guard Colonel who wants to take on the 101st Airborne and a neighbor named E. Kirk Hall? are just a few of the batty but believable characters who help make the whole, wild idea seem almost plausible. And Hatch can be very funny. Cedarhurst Alley will not have airline executives queuing up at bookstores to rush copies to their stockholders. But if taken in the vein in which it was undoubtedly written, it is a humorous, highly readable book."-Business & Commercial Aviation "Moreover, the book is not what you would expect. It is sound enough technically to satisfy the stomachs of controllers and pilots-a burp here or there perhaps. It should also satisfy the legal beagles. There are exaggerations sure, but the author has done a masterful job of researching and studying the noise problem. And he has woven around this very complex problem, a compelling yard that is at once hilarious, provocative-and sobering."-Journal of ATC (Air Traffic Control) "The serious undercurrent tends to be forgotten because of Mr. Hatch's playful approach, his frequent tongue-in-cheek fooling, and general humor which ranges from some clever dialogue and snappy observations to wildly imaginative characters and musings."-Best Sellers

In the Open

Diary of a Homeless Alcoholic

Author: Timothy E. Donohue

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226157672

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

View: 6397

Presents the author's diary, written over a four-year period in an effort to help him control his alcoholism, as he wanders the southwest, in and out of jobs and shelters, and offers his views on capitalism, society, and his illness

Even Silence Has An End

My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

Author: Ingrid Betancourt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748115234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 6000

Ingrid Betancourt's story - her exemplary courage, spirit and resilience - has captured the world's imagination. A politician and presidential candidate celebrated for her determination to combat the corruption and climate of fear endemic in Colombia, in 2002 she was taken hostage by FARC, a terrorist guerrilla organisation. She was held captive in the depths of the jungle for six and a half years, chained day and night for much of that time, constantly on the move and enduring gruelling conditions. She was freed and reunited with her children and relatives in 2008. It is Betancourt's indomitable spirit that drives this important and deeply moving book, telling in her own words the extraordinary drama of her capture and eventual rescue, and describes her fight to survive, mentally and physically. As she confronts the horror of what she went through, her story also goes beyond the specifics of her own confinement to offer an intensely intelligent, thoughtful and compassionate reflection on what it means to be human.

Working the Skies

The Fast-paced, Disorienting World of the Flight Attendant

Author: Drew Whitelegg

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814794076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 9550

"A well-written and thorough treatment of the occupational demands and biography of the flight attendant. Working the Skies describes both how the work shapes the personal lives of those in the profession, as well as how work can be 'chosen' in an effort to craft a particular kind of life. The book also illustrates how the process of globalization has moved the profession 'backwards' in terms of working conditions and compensation-challenges faced by workers in numerous other professions."--Veronica Jaris Tichenor, author of Earning More And Getting Less: Why Successful Wives Can't Buy EqualityGet ready for takeoff. The life of the flight attendant, a.k.a., stewardess, was supposedly once one of glamour, exotic travel and sexual freedom, as recently depicted in such films as Catch Me If You Can and View From the Top. The nostalgia for the beautiful, carefree and ever helpful stewardess perhaps reveals a yearning for simpler times, but nonetheless does not square with the difficult, demanding and sometimes dangerous job of today's flight attendants. Based on interviews with over sixty flight attendants, both female and male labor leaders, and and drawing upon his observations while flying across the country and overseas, Drew Whitelegg reveals a much more complicated profession, one that in many ways is the quintessential job of the modern age where life moves at record speeds and all that is solid seems up in the air.Containing lively portraits of flight attendants, both current and retired, this book is the first to show the intimate, illuminating, funny, and sometimes dangerous behind-the-scenes stories of daily life for the flight attendant. Going behind the curtain, Whiteleggventures into first-class, coach, the cabin, and life on call for these men and women who spend week in and