Storm Watcher

Author: Lilith Saintcrow

Publisher: ImaJinn Books

ISBN: 1610260155

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

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The Witch: All Mariamne Niege wants is to finish her thesis and get a job. Unfortunately, she's a Guardian now, and her visions of the future have grown so intense she's blind to the world while in their grip. Her Watcher, Hanson, is sleeping on her couch and scaring her roommates when he's not shepherding her through the visions and calming her worsening nightmares. Then the earthquakes start, warning of an even bigger disaster--a cataclysm that could level her beloved city and claim countless innocent lives. A disaster her visions say are triggered by Hanson, even though he's sworn to protect her . . . The Watcher: Hanson joined the Watchers to atone for a life of lies, but the only way he can stay close enough to Mari to protect her is to use some of his less-than-honest talents. She is the only witch who can ease the agony of being a Watcher, and the only woman in the world he wants. Then Mari's house is broken into and her roommates slaughtered, and in order to save his witch, Hanson is going to have to become more vicious than the Dark--even though it might mean losing her forever. Bounced around the world as a military brat, Lilith Saintcrow fell in love with writing in second grade and never looked back. She currently resides in Vancouver, Washington, with two children, a menagerie, and books. Find her on the web at lilithsaintcrow.com.
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Storm Watcher

Trials of Balance, Chapter Three

Author: Ivan Henley

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595009832

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

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In a world ruled by legends and defended by magic, many races lived together to maintain the balance. However, the humans waged war and the balance was broken. Now the other races fight to preserve all life and the land that sustains it. Thus began a time known as the Trials Of Balance. The Aukern prophets foretold the coming of a savior. That savior, young Kiri, is of a race vanished and long-since forgotten. She wanders alone, unsure of her destiny and watched by hidden eyes. Many individuals are destined to cross her path; some are kind, some are evil. Those who may have the biggest impact remain invisible to her: the Keeper of Balance, the Swordmaster Zyphus and an Aukern named Rylar who knows something about her that even she does not. In this third chapter of the Trials Of Balance Kiri struggles to find herself and her meaning in life while Rylar fights to uncover some terrible secrets that could threaten everyone in the land. The land’s balance continues to weaken, and soldiers from the Dark Army continue their massacres of innocent people. In a race against time Kiri must find allies and fight. . . or all shall die.
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The Whistlebrass Storm Watcher

Author: Briar Lee Mitchell,Jack Keely

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682612686

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Torrential storms unearth strange Viking artifacts, drawing a wicked entity to Whistlebrass. Mudslides unleashed by the torrential rains have revealed an archeological oddity—a Viking village on the banks of Lake Wanweird. Young Casey Wilde’s excitement about the discovery soon turns to alarm when his friend appears with a Viking artifact and wild story about an axe-wielding monster. In the blink of an eye, Casey finds himself in the center of an ancient feud—and lives are stake. With the fate of his friends hanging in the balance, Casey must solve a mystery surrounding a Viking king, a colonial ghost, a carnival fortune teller, and a calculating cat named Carlisle. And it looks like another storm is on its way.
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Storm Watchers

The Turbulent History of Weather Prediction from Franklin's Kite to El Niño

Author: John D. Cox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471444862

Category: Science

Page: 252

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A lively, inspiring account of the pioneers who sought toaccurately predict the weather Benjamin Franklin . . . James P. Espy . . . Cleveland Abbe . . .Carl-Gustaf Rossby . . . Jule G. Charney . . . just a few of theremarkable individuals who struggled against formidable odds tounderstand the atmosphere and predict the weather. Where they sawpatterns and processes, others saw randomness and tumult-and yetthey strove to make their voices heard, often saving lives in theprocess. Storm Watchers takes you on a fascinating journey through time thatcaptures the evolution of weather forecasting. From the age whenmeteorology was considered one step removed from sorcery to themodern-day wizardry of supercomputers, John Cox introduces you tothe pioneering scientists whose work fulfilled an ancient dream andmade it possible to foretell the future. He tells the little-knownstories of these weathermen, such as Ptolemy's weather predictionsbased on astrology, John Finley's breakthrough research inidentifying tornadoes, and Tor Bergeron's new techniques of weatherforecasting, which contributed to its final worldwideacceptance. Filled with extraordinary tales of bravery and sacrifice, StormWatchers will make you think twice the next time you turn on thelocal news to catch the weather report.
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Storm Watcher

Author: Maria V. Snyder

Publisher: Leap Books, LLC

ISBN: 9781616030339

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 228

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After his mother's death in a storm, Luke and his family--who themselves are search and rescue volunteers--are set emotionally adrift, but Luke has hopes that a summer spent helping at a dog kennel in exchange for a papillon puppy will help the time pass.
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Into the Storm

Author: Debi Adams

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615517854

Category:

Page: 68

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Seven Contemporary Plays from the Korean Diaspora in the Americas

Author: Esther Kim Lee

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822352745

Category: Drama

Page: 330

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This volume brings together contemporary plays written by artists of Korean descent living in the Americas. The plays address the complex experiences of diaspora, from matters of immigration and cultural assimilation to home and belonging. In her introduction, Esther Kim Lee outlines the critical issues addressed by the playwrights and offers context for understanding the place of drama in representing the Korean diaspora. The book will be ideal for teaching and should also appeal to a general readership interested in drama and Asian American literature.
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Misquamicut

Author: Donald L. Gentile,Bernard L. Gordon

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439637571

Category: History

Page: 128

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Originally named Pleasant View, Misquamicut is a lovely stretch of beach located in southern Rhode Island. Court Bliven and his wife named the area for its remarkable views. They built the first cottage, called the Pioneer, in 1894 and the Wigwam Hotel in 1905. The trolley came to the area in 1908, and by 1911, there were three major hotels, a casino, a village square, and 150 cottages. Its Victorian charm attracted visitors from all parts of the country, but the Hurricane of 1938 devastated Misquamicut and destroyed many of its photographs. Misquamicut brings together more than 200 vintage postcards, many very rare, in chronological order dating from 1894 to today.
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Guide to the Blue Tongue

Poems

Author: Virgil Suarez,Virgil Suárez

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252070501

Category: Poetry

Page: 67

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Shimmering with saturated color and heat, Guide to the Blue Tongue is an intoxicating sequence of memory poems about growing up in the tropics, threaded through the myth of Caliban from Shakespeare's The Tempest. Caliban is the monstrous native, in love with what he cannot possess, lost to his own sense of identity. In Virgil Surez's vision, the island of Caliban's imprisonment merges with the island of Cuba, where the carboneros make charcoal and sell it door-to-door by the pound, young boxers crackle with caged energy, dock workers spill like ants out of the bellies of ships, and the rain falls in torrents on corrugated tin roofs. On this island of fire, the Marquis de Sade joins other historical figures to drink absinthe, and J. Edgar Hoover lingers over mojitos and a cigar at the Tropicana Night Club in Old Havana. Hovering behind the hotel shutters or half-concealed behind their masks, the old poets and prophets--Shakespeare, Tiresias, Pablo Neruda - are waiting to speak their passions. landscape of Cuba and distills the hollow, deep-thudded pangs of exile's rootlessness, the immigrant's constant longing to be possessed by a sense of place. Steeped in a seductive, incantatory language of desire, Guide to the Blue Tongue gives entry to a place of blue possibility and daily undoing, where the sting of salt-fresh air is compounded by the ache of displacement and loss.
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The Stormwatcher

Author: Graham Joyce

Publisher: Nightshade Book

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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"Of those writers who stoically refuse to trudge along horror fiction's well-worn path, Joyce, with British Fantasy Awards to his credit for Requiem and The Tooth Fairy, has perhaps had the most success. And now we can add to that list The Stormwatcher... For this remarkable, fine and almost unclassifiable book is a complete breath of fresh air, even considering his past achievements. The story is simply (!) the interaction of a group of somewhat dysfunctional friends during a two-week holiday in a lonely cottage in the Dordogne region of France. The group comprises James and his French wife, Sabine, and their two young daughters - Beth and the confused Jessie -plus James's one-time colleague Matt and his wife, Chrissie ... and, just to make things interesting, the sultry Rachel, another work-chum of James and one with whom he has shared considerably more than the occasional business meeting. As the story progresses we discover that one of the party - an unnamed instructor whose identity is kept hidden until the end of the book - is engaged in secret lessons with the impressionable Jessie, for reasons not immediately clear. Meanwhile, courtesy of a nicely-realized series of tense-changed flashbacks, we learn more of the instructor's background and an almost symbiotic relationship in which both she and her lover speak only lies to each other. All the time, Jessie grows more intense and confused while, around her, other members of the party grow, by turn, increasingly belligerent or subservient, manipulative or malleable, paranoid or confident. And underpinning the sequence of events is an intense feeling of primal sensuality evoked both by the environment and an approaching storm (its progress cleverly interjected into the proceedings by a series of half-page chapters explaining meteorological behaviour) and by the behaviour of the adults as their feelings for each other - and their protectiveness and confusion at the antics of and comments from young Jessie - swirl and eddy." Signed by the author. This is the only US edition.
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Nick und der Wal

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Aladin

ISBN: 9783848900763

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Nick lebt mit seinem Papa am Meer. Eines Tages, nachdem ein großer Sturm gewütet hat, findet er einen kleinen Wal am Strand. Nick nimmt ihn kurzerhand mit nach Hause. Ob sich der Wal in der Badewanne wohlfühlt?
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The War of the Shard

Author: Frances Koziar

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462071880

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

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A hundred years ago the spell placed upon the Shard of Danc?n by the ancient wizards was undone and evil consumed the Shadow Hills. Now, as the Flying Comet appears again, Princess Airia Nyuru must flee her home for the safety of the Hamikai Temple. When a king attempts to kidnap her, she and her griffin Enereas seek refuge in the Hillwall country of Ruekar. The only hope for the end of the Shadow Hills and the Soulless that dwell within them are two puzzling prophecies that Airia alone can fulfill. As she struggles to decipher them, journeying to foreign lands and facing hardships from both within and without, she realizes the gravity and scale of the War of the Shard, and fears her quest is impossible.
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The Eternal Watchtower Book

Author: David Mace

Publisher: D.W. Mace

ISBN: 1849238162

Category:

Page: 284

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The distant Eastern Kingdom of Astalan has fallen. Falanholme... The Bright, Shining Land; stands, encircled by the most dreadful peril. The Forces of The Darkness have now subjugated almost all of her surrounding neighbours. When Falanholme falls; Baelar...The Lord of The Underdark; will invoked his terrible, creeping Night of the Shadows Rising. All will be plunged in back into Chaos, as it had been, long ago, in The Age of The Beginnings. The great plumes of smoke rising in the east bear silent witness to the terrible fate of Astalan, as, what can only be minions of The Darkness, sweep up from the south; pillaging and burning that once-idyllic Kingdom. Falanholme now stands alone; the last beacon of hope left for the subjugated peoples of the West. Falanholme steadfastly refuses to yield. Against overwhelming odds, nine Guardians of The Light, and a Wraith-Hunter Warrior maid; though, so far outnumbered in warrior and sword; will not go down meekly, and quietly into the Darkness. They will wager all... without question; to preserve such truths and freedom as their peoples hold; no matter the odds arrayed against them. Inspired by their stubborn resilience, the Realms and Kingdoms of Falanholme rise together; casting aside such petty differences they hold; and united, fight as one, for their right to live.
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Galveston and the 1900 Storm

Catastrophe and Catalyst

Author: Patricia Bellis Bixel,Elizabeth Hayes Turner

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292753969

Category: History

Page: 190

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The Galveston storm of 1900 reduced a cosmopolitan and economically vibrant city to a wreckage-strewn wasteland where survivors struggled without shelter, power, potable water, or even the means to summon help. At least 6,000 of the city's 38,000 residents died in the hurricane. Many observers predicted that Galveston would never recover and urged that the island be abandoned. Instead, the citizens of Galveston seized the opportunity, not just to rebuild, but to reinvent the city in a thoughtful, intentional way that reformed its government, gave women a larger role in its public life, and made it less vulnerable to future storms and flooding. This extensively illustrated history tells the full story of the 1900 Storm and its long-term effects. The authors draw on survivors' accounts to vividly recreate the storm and its aftermath. They describe the work of local relief agencies, aided by Clara Barton and the American Red Cross, and show how their short-term efforts grew into lasting reforms. At the same time, the authors reveal that not all Galvestonians benefited from the city's rebirth, as African Americans found themselves increasingly shut out from civic participation by Jim Crow segregation laws. As the centennial of the 1900 Storm prompts remembrance and reassessment, this complete account will be essential and fascinating reading for all who seek to understand Galveston's destruction and rebirth.
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The Splitting Storm

Author: Rene Gutteridge

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414329458

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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In this gripping novel with underlying themes of faith and spiritual blindness, FBI agenct Mick Klein embarks on a journey to discover the truth about his brother's murder.
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Tourism, Recreation and Climate Change

Author: Prof. C. Michael Hall,Dr. James Higham

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845413148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Climate change is one of the major issues facing us today and has been described as a threat greater than terrorism. As the world's largest industry tourism both contributes to and will be dramatically affected by climate change. This is the first comprehensive book-level examination of the relationship between tourism and climate change, of interest not only to students of tourism but to policy makers and the industry who will have to respond to the challenges posed.
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Needle-Watcher

The Will Adams Story British Samurai

Author: Richard Blaker

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462904092

Category: Fiction

Page: 510

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This fascinating novel reconstructs the story of Will Adams, a native of Gillingham, in Kent, England, and his voyage to Japan in the seventeenth century. Adams' knowledge of seafaring vessels at the time causes him to be taken into the favor of the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu and,in time,to become recognized as the founder of the Japanese navy. Adams was one of the most picturesque and daring of Britain's maritime traders, and this depiction of him as the first Englishman to settle in what was then a hostile country is written not only with distinction but also with an imaginative grasp that takes it right out of the class of the ordinary historical novel. It is an epic tale of strange adventures, and it creates an atmosphere of rare and haunting quality. In its understanding of the Japanese mind it is hardly less than remarkable. Will Adams died in Japan in the spring of 1620 and is buried at Yokosuka. Every year a ceremony is still held to commemorate the anniversary of his death. There is also a memorial to him at Ito,in Shizuoka Prefecture, as well as one at his birthplace in England.
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The Watcher by the Threshold

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847675727

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Edited and introduced by Andrew Lownie. ‘The short story is the real form’ John Buchan This is the first ever complete collection of all Buchan’s shorter Scottish fiction. Set largely in his beloved Borders, these stories and novellas show the full range and depth of Buchan’s writing. Featuring shepherds, poachers, gamekeepers and drovers, they are worlds away from the tales of aristocratic adventure with which he is so often associated. Shot through with characters and places he returned to in his full-length fiction, the Buchan that emerges from this collection is a very different and much more complex writer than he is often held to be. ‘John Buchan was the first to realise the enormous dramatic value of adventure in familiar surroundings happening to unadventurous men.’ Graham Greene
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Roman

Author: Dean R. Koontz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548253398

Category: Dogs

Page: 663

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