Let Burn

Author: Rachel K. Wentz

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 1609173570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

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In 1985, desiring a meaningful, high-paced career in public service, Rachel Wentz left her university studies to become a firefighter/paramedic. Only the eighth woman hired by the Orlando Fire Department, a highly competitive department steeped in tradition, Wentz excelled, completing an AS in Fire Science, a master’s in public administration, and numerous specialized training courses to prepare her for an administrative position within the department. Wentz spent eleven years with OFD, experiencing a career that was every bit as exciting and challenging as she had sought. A moving, candid, and eloquent memoir, Let Burn recounts her experiences as a firefighter/paramedic, during which time she witnessed aspects of life and death few people are privy to, experiences that shaped her as a professional and as a person. From the rigorous demands of training to the extraordinary calls Wentz responded to, Let Burn details the gratifying aspects of the field, but also demonstrates the precarious nature of the job: a heated altercation at the scene of an industrial fire leads to Wentz losing almost everything she’s worked for and the dramatic end of a storied career. In vivid detail, Let Burn provides a firsthand glimpse into the hidden world of firefighting and emergency medicine.
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"Let burn" – Feuer als verheerende Naturkatastrophe?

Author: Eva-Maria Greulich

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640687175

Category: Science

Page: 82

View: 7354

Examensarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Geowissenschaften / Geographie - Geographie als Schulfach, Note: 1,0, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Department für Geo- und Naturwissenschaften), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Schon seit 1,5 Millionen Jahren versucht der Mensch die Naturkraft Feuer zu zähmen und nutzt ihre Eigenschaften – ihr Licht, ihre Wärme und ihre Brennkraft. Jedoch brachten die Flammen auch oft Unheil, wenn sie die Zivilisation gefährdeten oder schädigten. Ein negativer und bedrohlicher Aspekt haftet der Naturkraft noch heute an – sie wird als zerstörerisch empfunden und muss unter allen Umständen kontrolliert werden. Doch ist Feuer tatsächlich eine derart gefährliche und destruktive Kraft, die Mensch und Natur schadet? In der vorliegenden Arbeit soll dies untersucht werden. Negative sowie positive Aspekte dieser vermeintlichen Naturkatastrophe sollen dargestellt und erläutert werden, um ein differenziertes Bild des Faktors „Feuer“ im Zusammenhang mit natürlichen und anthropogenen Einflüssen zu schaffen.
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Let It Burn

Author: Satellite Stevens

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483643603

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 5332

I remember being three years old standing inside my doorway in a checkered red dress. My older brothers and sisters were on the porch. I heard a shot and a scream. Everybody yelled for me to get back in the house. My sisters flew inside at the insistence of my mother. We watched from the window as police cars came streaming down the road with their lights flashing. There were loud sirens. Then an ambulance followed. I was fighting to get my face to the window so I could see but I wasnt big enough. I became frustrated and cried, wet tears filling my face, so my oldest sister lifted me up. Then word got around that the man who was killed was the boy Jasons father, who lived up the street. I knew Jason and liked him. He had a pretty face and a big smile. Every time he came by the house and I was standing on the porch, he would say hi and call me by my name. Sometimes he would say, Are you being a good little girl? Other times he would say, You look very pretty. I thought about Jason and how he felt. He stood tall and proud and seemed like an old little kid, much older than me. He seemed caring inside and always dressed nice. I never knew my father, so I often wondered what it was like to have a father. I wondered what a man did in the house. Now I wondered about Jason. I wondered if he was going to cry. I wasnt allowed to go to the funeral, but I really wanted to. I wanted to see him and make sure he was okay. I wanted to tell him I wished those men didnt shoot his father.
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"Let's burn that bridge when we come to it"

Geech

Author: Jerry Bittle

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub

ISBN: 9780836212570

Category: Humor

Page: 127

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Cartoons portray the comic adventures of the dim-witted gas station attendant, Geech, and the other inhabitants of a small town
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WARS OF THE MIND VOL.4

Author: Jonathan W. Haubert

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490721797

Category: Poetry

Page: 250

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ANOTHER EPIC STEP HAS BEEN MADE IN WARS OF THE MIND VOL. 4 (ON-TOP A HILL - BENEATH A TALL TREE.) THIS NEW INSTALLMENT IN THE ONGOING MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL BATTLES OF THE WARS OF THE MIND FOLLOWS VOCALIST/ POET JONATHAN W. HAUBERT THROUGH SOME OF THE DARKEST TIMES OF THE POET'S CAREER AND LEADING TO THE MOST EPIC ADVENTURES OF HIS LIFE. AFTER THE COMPLETION OF VOL. 3 (BEHIND OPEN DOORS.) JONATHAN WAS READY TO TAKE FULL CONTROL OF HIS PERSONAL STRUGGLES THROUGH INNER STRENGTH AND SOBRIETY BUT SUCH ACHIEVEMENTS WERE SHORT LIVED, AFTER GAINING THE NEWS OF THE DEATHS OF MANY LOVED ONES, JONATHAN THEN FELL BACK INTO A MUCH DARKER DEPRESSION. HEARTBROKEN AND AT ROCK-BOTTOM, JONATHAN WAS SEARCHING FOR CONTROL AND HOPE, AND THAT HOPE WAS INDEED GAINED, WHEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO REUNITE WITH LONGTIME BEST-FRIEND AND GUITARIST JULIO C. SALAZAR IN COUNT YOUR DEAD AND TO JOIN IN THE WRITING AND RECORDING OF THEIR DEBUT ALBUM "NO RETURN." SO ONCE AGAIN I WELCOME YOU THE READER INTO THIS ENDLESSLY GROWING POETIC WORLD OF LOVE, DEATH, RAGE, PAIN, HATE, HOPE AND TRUTH. SO COME NOW AND TAKE THIS FOURTH STEP INTO THE WARS OF OUR MINDS.
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The Forest Service

Fighting for Public Lands

Author: Gerald W. Williams

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313337949

Category: Nature

Page: 459

View: 5642

Illuminates the Forest Service and its responsibilites of managing 193 millions acres of public land.
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Let It Burn

MOVE, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Confrontation that Changed a City

Author: Michael Boyette,Randi Boyette

Publisher: Quadrant Books

ISBN: 1937868338

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

View: 8745

"A balanced, well-written account which provides the best overall understanding of these events." ?Library Journal "Compelling."?Publishers Weekly "A solid report from an unusual perspective."?Kirkus Reviews "A balanced view."?Booklist On a narrow street in a working-class neighborhood, the police are held at bay by a small band of armed radicals. Two assaults have already failed. After a morning-long battle involving machine guns, explosives, and tear gas, the radicals remain defiant. In a command post across the street from the boarded-up row house that serves as the militants? headquarters, the beleaguered police commissioner weighs his options and decides on a new plan. He will bomb the house. Let It Burn is the true-life story of the confrontation between the Philadelphia Police Department and the MOVE organization?a group that rejected modern technology and fought for what it called "natural law." The police commissioner's decision to drop an "explosive device" onto the house's roof?and then to let the resulting fire burn while adults and children remained in the house?was the final tragic chapter in a decades-long series of clashes that had already left one policeman dead and others injured, dozens of MOVE members behind bars, and their original compound razed to the ground. By the time the fire burned itself out, eleven MOVE members, many of them women and small children, would be dead. Sixty-one houses in the neighborhood would be destroyed. There would be a city inquiry, numerous civil suits, and two grand-jury inquests following the confrontation. Michael Boyette served on one of the grand juries, where he had a front-row seat as the key players and witnesses?including Mayor Wilson Goode and future Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell?recounted their roles in the tragedy. After the grand jury concluded its investigation, he and coauthor Randi Boyette conducted additional independent research?including exclusive interviews with police who had been on the scene and with MOVE members?to create this moment-by-moment account of the confrontation and the events leading up to it.
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Let's Burn the Flags of All Nations

Author: Michael Brownstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945766114

Category: American poetry

Page: 194

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Poetry. Fine, provocative, incendiary, passionate and visionary poems, by a widely admired poet and novelist.
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Let's Burn This Moment Down to the Filter

Art and Other Novelties

Author: Morley

Publisher: Cameron Books

ISBN: 9781944903404

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Let's Burn This Moment Down to the Filter is Los Angeles-based artist Morley's second collection of art created for the street. Blending humor, hope, and his unique perspective on life, he specializes in bold, typographic posters, which he wheat-pastes within the urban landscape. Disregarding legal boundaries and personal safety, Morley's commitment to offering hope, humor, poetry, and wisdom is literally on display in each of his pieces. The book includes a two-sided removable 11 x 16 1/2" poster
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Let It Burn

Author: Steve Hamilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409140792

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The brilliant new thriller from the author of the EDGAR AWARD-winning THE LOCK ARTIST. Half a lifetime ago, Alex McKnight was a young cop in Detroit. Now he's an occasional private eye up in Paradise, Michigan, and trying hard to put the past behind him. Then he gets the call that every cop dreads: a killer he helped put behind bars is getting released, and he might just have payback on his mind. Suddenly the years fall away, and in his mind Alex is back in that hot summer in Detroit, hunting the brutal murderer of a young woman. The problem is, something about the case no longer makes sense, and Alex feels compelled to retrace the steps that led to the arrest and conviction of Darryl King. But it's not just the case that looks different: returning to Detroit, Alex finds a city that is almost unrecognizable from the one he left, a city that is quite literally dying on its feet, where crime and decay hold sway, and law and order are in retreat. And as Alex searches for the truth among the shadows of the past, he discovers a story more shocking than the one he thought he knew and a danger more threatening than an ex-con looking for revenge.
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Funfare 2

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9789712322945

Category:

Page: N.A

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Let It Burn

The Barrington Billionaires

Author: Ruth Cardello

Publisher: Ruth Cardello

ISBN: 0997914807

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 596

Let It Burn: The Barrington Billionaires 4
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Blender 2.5 Lighting and Rendering

Bring Your 3D World to Life with Lighting, Compositing, and Rendering

Author: Aaron W. Powell

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781847199898

Category: Computers

Page: 252

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Annotation Blender 3D is a popular, open source modeling and animation package. It is used for game design, architectural visualization, character design, animation, and still images. However, creating believable lighting and texturing is difficult in any 3D program. This step-by-step tutorial aims to familiarize you with Blender's new interface and basic features as well as take a look at what it takes to produce a believable scene using lighting, texturing, compositing, and rendering. By using the example of a tricycle in an outdoor scene you will learn to establish an effective workflow to increase your productivity. You will also thoroughly studying the scene and deciding how your tricycle would look on a sunny, cloudless day using Blender lamps. Not just that, you will also learn to implement your decisions by applying a 3-point light rig, adjusting the color of the lights, adding shadows, and using light groups to control the lighting. You will learn to add ambient occlusion effects to your scene by using both ray-traced and approximated ambient occlusion algorithms. A mesh example shows you how to give a particular look or "feel" by adding and editing materials. You will light a wine bottle on a table by taking a look at lighting interior spaces and how to create complex light rigs and custom UV textures for your scenes using Blender's UV editing capabilities. You will create a custom UV map, export it as a file type Blender can read, and finally add your UV map to the wine bottle mesh. In the same example you will add wood material to booths. You will further enhance the background by adding wallpaper, giving color and metallic tint to the lamps, and adding material to light bulbs. You will look at lighting techniques used in scenes that include both interior and exterior light sources in a scene that has sunlight traveling in through the window and a light bulb hanging from the ceiling. A step-by-step guide, with practical examples, that builds up your knowledge of lighting and rendering in Blender and helps you to implement these various techniques in your own work What you will learn from this book : Optimize Blender's Internal Renderer for your projects Establish a well-tested and efficient workflow to constantly produce high-quality work Apply both ray-traced and approximated ambient occlusion to your scene Configure the default settings of ambient occlusion by manipulating parameters such as Sampling, Attenuation, and Influence Configure settings found with Blender's materials to create, duplicate, and add special effects such as transparency and reflections to your materials Modify World settings to add a gradient effect to the background to create a more interesting render Separate your scene into layers to light the scene using a complex light rig Construct a complex light rig and link lights to specific layers Add indirect lighting and integrate it with your scene Add textures to materials Enhance your scene by using Blender's node compositor Simulate light "bending" with 3D lighting techniques Illuminate dark corners and crevices in your scene using ambient light Set up the basic material and then add textures and look at many different materials with varying properties such as plastic, metal, glass, wood, brick, marble, and concrete Approach Each chapter develops a different aspect of a Blender technique. The book is essentially a step-by-step tutorial, which builds up your knowledge throughout. It has practical examples such as lighting a tricycle in open space, lighting a wine bottle on a table, and lighting a room that has a lamp as well as sunlight coming in through the window. These examples will show you how to implement the different Blender techniques in your work. Who this book is written for If you are a Blender user and you want to improve the quality of your renders, this book is for you. You need to have experience in Blender and know your way around the Blender interface. You may be a professional or freelancer or hobbyist willing to increase the quality of your portfolio and interested in adding perfection to your renders.
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Blazing Heritage

A History of Wildland Fire in the National Parks

Author: Hal K. Rothman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190208066

Category: History

Page: 304

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National parks played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and powerful meaning to the public, the national parks were a psychic battleground for the contests between fire suppression and its use as a management tool. Blazing Heritage tells how the national parks shaped federal fire management.
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The Beach Lane Collection

Beach Lane; Skinny-Dipping; Sun-Kissed; Crazy Hot

Author: Melissa de la Cruz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442482966

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1248

View: 1912

The Hamptons are hot—and Mara, Eliza, and Jacqui are hitting the beach for four sizzling summers in this complete collection of the Beach Lane series. Mara Walters, Eliza Thompson, and Jacqui Velasco first meet as newly hired au pairs for a wealthy family summering in the Hamptons. But babysitting takes a backseat to romance as the girls explore the local nightlife and pursue their dreams of having it all. And though it seems like their summers are golden, they’ll have to be careful—because sometimes when the sun shines, it scorches. This complete eBook collection of the Beach lane series includes Beach Lane, Skinny-Dipping, Sun-Kissed, and Crazy Hot. The Beach Lane series is created by Alloy Entertainment, producer of bestselling teen and middle grade series including The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars. Originally published as the Au Pairs series.
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Der Mann aus dem Safe

Roman

Author: Steve Hamilton

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426415844

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 3483

Als sein Vater Amok läuft, versteckt sich der achtjährige Michael in einem Safe, der fast zum tödlichen Gefängnis wird. Nur durch ein Wunder kommt Michael mit dem Leben davon, seither ist er verstummt. Doch ein Talent bleibt ihm: Er ist ein Genie beim Knacken von Safes. Doch schon bald werden die falschen Leute auf seine Begabung aufmerksam ...
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Hippy Dinners

A memoir of a rural childhood

Author: Abbie Ross

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448171644

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In 1972 Abbie Ross’s cosmopolitan parents move the family from London to rural North Wales, exchanging a town house in Islington for a remote farmhouse on a hill. Abbie’s Liverpudlian grandparents – dedicated followers of Liberace, sleek in scented mohair and patent leather – are sure they’ve lost their minds. For Abbie, though, the only cloud on the horizon is the nearby hippy commune and its inhabitants. There are worrying signs that this is the sort of ‘better life’ that her parents have in mind. Brilliantly evoking a particular time and place, Abbie’s memoir re-creates a world of dens and pineapple chunks, of John Craven’s Newsround and fishing for sticklebacks – and the joy but also the burning powerlessness of being a child. Disgusted by her father’s ‘yogic flying’ and her mother’s taste for brown bread and billowing cheesecloth (with no bra), Abbie is desperate not to be different. Far better, she thinks, to fit in with shouting, pathologically nosy Sara across the fields,or stay close to Philip next door – paralysingly shy and with a preference for orange food and no trousers (‘nice to have a bit of air’) ... Rich with detail that reveals a whole world, Hippy Dinners is very funny and full of heart. It is also a delicate and astute portrait of the brutal realities of ‘a simple life’.
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The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

Tales of Murder, Madness and Obsession

Author: David Grann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847378862

Category: History

Page: 352

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As Sherlock Holmes once conceded to Dr. Watson, 'If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the planning, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chain of events, working through generations and leading to the most outréresults, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.' And with such a spirit for investigation and discovery does David Grann set out in The Devil and Sherlock Holmes to unravel the truth of twelve great, real-life mysteries. Although Holmes is the subject of just one of the mesmerizing true stories in this collection, all twelve contain elements of intrigue. Many of the protagonists are sleuths: a Polish detective trying to determine whether an author planted clues to a real murder in his post-modern novel; an arson investigator racing to prove whether a man about to be executed is innocent; a legendary French con man questioning whether he is the one who is suddenly being conned; and scientists stalking a sea monster. Unlike the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, these tales are all true. The protagonists are mortal and pieces of the puzzle often elude them. Some of the characters are driven to deception and murder. Others go mad. But ultimately the stories contained in The Devil and Sherlock Holmesshed light on the human condition, and why some people on this earth devote themselves to good and others to evil. As Holmes put it, 'Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent'.
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