A Curious Beginning

A Curious Beginning

The New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries returns once more to Victorian England and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell.

Author: Deanna Raybourn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698198203

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries returns once more to Victorian England and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell.... London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as with fending off admirers, Veronica intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans when Veronica thwarts her own attempted abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron, who offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker, a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian. But before the baron can reveal what he knows of the plot against her, he is found murdered—leaving Veronica and Stoker on the run from an elusive assailant as wary partners in search of the villainous truth.
Categories: Fiction

A Veronica Speedwell Mystery A Curious Beginning

A Veronica Speedwell Mystery   A Curious Beginning

London, 1887.

Author: Deanna Raybourn

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781785650499

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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London, 1887. Veronica Speedwell intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans. When Veronica thwarts her own abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron, he offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker - a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian. When the Baron is murdered, Veronica and Stoker are forced to go on the run from an elusive assailant, wary partners in search of the villainous truth.
Categories: Fiction

A Curious Confluence The Story of Adrianna

A Curious Confluence  The Story of Adrianna

Spring, while beginning to hint at the warmth that was to follow in summer, also
arrived with the early hints of the insects that would bedevil the residents of the
island as June slid inexorably into July. And when July had arrived, the insects ...

Author: Noel McKeehan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105570353

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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A young woman is called to Paris to settle the final affairs of her father who has been on a multi-month visit. He had said to her just prior to his departure that he was going to "perhaps write, certainly gather images, and probably regale myself, and I hope, the world with daily posts to my blog." But something went awry. A few months into the sojourn her father became a missing person. Then he became a "more than 50% certain" corpse found floating in the Seine. Morganna went to Paris. She had not read any of her father's blog posts. In the apartment, with occasionally little to do, Morganna began to read the blog. A completely off-center tale began to emerge. The more she read the stranger became the story. Then she discovered the old journal her father referenced in his posts. Reading that journal, in juxtaposition with the blog, a strange story unfolded. If one took that story at face value it told of the recommencement of a love story spanning millennia.
Categories: Fiction

One Year Alone with God

One Year Alone with God

I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. Revelation 21:6 NLT
a solid middle to hold us in the story line, ... very good story has a curious
beginning that piques our interest, Alpha and Omega, thank You for filling my life
with ...

Author: Ava Pennington

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800719517

Category: Religion

Page: 382

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For readers who want to know God more deeply, this one year devotional explores the names and attributes of God.
Categories: Religion

A Curious Mind

A Curious Mind

... 280–81 management, 28, 111–13, 134–52 open-ended, 7–8, 139–40, 150,
181, 191,198, 199 scientific, 7–8, 13, 191, 193–95 social, 8 targeted, 182
curiosity conversations: amount of time for, 260–61,263 asking for, 260,262–63
beginning ...

Author: Brian Grazer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476730790

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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#1 New York Times bestselling author and Oscar–winning producer Brian Grazer has written a brilliantly entertaining and eye-opening exploration of curiosity and the life-changing effects it can have on every person’s life. From Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer, New York Times bestseller A Curious Mind offers a brilliant peek into the “curiosity conversations” that inspired him to create some of the world’s most iconic movies and television shows. He shows how curiosity has been the “secret” that fueled his rise as one of Hollywood’s leading producers and creative visionaries, and how all of us can channel its power to lead bigger and more rewarding lives. Grazer has spent most of his life exploring curiosity through what he terms “curiosity conversations” with some of the most interesting people in the world, including spies, royals, scientists, politicians, moguls, Nobel laureates, artists…anyone whose story might broaden his worldview. These discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of his movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, Empire, and many others. A Curious Mind is not only a fascinating page-turner—it also offers a blueprint for how we can awaken our own curiosity and use it as a superpower in our lives. Whether you’re looking to strengthen your management style at work, uncover a new source of creativity, or become a better romantic partner, this book—and its lessons on the power of curiosity—can change your life.
Categories: Business & Economics

Democracy in America

Democracy in America

Each colony has , besides , its own historic monuments , some of which are
extremely curious ; beginning with Virginia , the State which was first peopled .
The earliest historian of Virginia was its founder , Captain John Smith . Captain
Smith ...

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville



Category: Democracy


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Categories: Democracy

I Am a Curious Yellow

I Am a Curious Yellow

By Wednesday I was beginning to understand more about the separation and
what it meant. Once more heroin soared through my veins and circulated in my
blood, only this time I was losing it good and proper. Eric had been round the
office ...

Author: Mick Hanson

Publisher: michael hanson

ISBN: 9781434329295

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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A sombre, brilliant novel... at its centre real - life encounters that occured in London. It maps the downfall of an hedonist, a man who drowns in heroin addiction whilst his wife and children look on, unable to help him. It gets under the skin of both real and imaginative charecters. It is receptive to all aspects of heroin addiction and of life wasted. There is no romance, only slavery.
Categories: Fiction

A Curious Letter from a Gentleman to Mr Whitefield

A Curious Letter from a Gentleman to Mr  Whitefield

... all manner of righteousness and good works may be quite laid ' afide , fince
according to him they are fit for nought but the dunghill , and consequently can
profit us nothing . If so , pray how came the y fo early and in the very beginning to
be ...

Author: Aquila Smyth


ISBN: OXFORD:N11706624

Category: Christianity

Page: 16

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Categories: Christianity

W Ford s Catalogue of a Curious Collection of Books to which is also added Collectio Selecta or a catalogue containing a selection from his general collection of rare English portraits and amateur engravings Part first Lancashire Portraits Views c

W  Ford s Catalogue of a Curious Collection of Books     to which is also added  Collectio Selecta  or a catalogue containing a selection from his general collection of rare English portraits and amateur engravings     Part first   Lancashire Portraits  Views   c

Evidently the work of a very learned man , from the list of authors cited at the
beginning , from which his extracts have been made . On the fly - leaf , at the
commencement , is his name , “ Jo . Heywood , Oxon . 1641. " . Consulting
Wood's Ath ...

Author: William FORD (Bookseller, of Liverpool and Manchester.)


ISBN: BL:A0018219923


Page: 82

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A Curious Madness

A Curious Madness

Eventually Okawa Shumei found his way home from these typical days in early
1931. Inebriated, charged up from the ... But he'd become an even worse drunk
than normal and was beginning to frighten her. He came at her at times. “I would

Author: Eric Jaffe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451612127

Category: History

Page: 320

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From an “illuminating and entertaining” (The New York Times) young writer, the story that explores the fateful intersection of two men at the Tokyo war crimes trial that followed World War II: a Japanese nationalist charged with war crimes and the American doctor assigned to determine his sanity—and thus his fate. In the wake of World War II, the Allied forces charged twenty-eight Japanese men with crimes against humanity. Correspondents at the Tokyo trial thought the evidence fell most heavily on ten of the accused. In December 1948, five of these defendants were hanged while four received sentences of life in prison. The tenth was a brilliant philosopher-patriot named Okawa Shumei. His story proved strangest of all. Among all the political and military leaders on trial, Okawa was the lone civilian. In the years leading up to World War II, he had outlined a divine mission for Japan to lead Asia against the West, prophesized a great clash with the United States, planned coups d’etat with military rebels, and financed the assassination of Japan’s prime minister. Beyond “all vestiges of doubt,” concluded a classified American intelligence report, “Okawa moved in the best circles of nationalist intrigue.” Okawa’s guilt as a conspirator appeared straightforward. But on the first day of the Tokyo trial, he made headlines around the world by slapping star defendant and wartime prime minister Tojo Hideki on the head. Had Okawa lost his sanity? Or was he faking madness to avoid a grim punishment? A U.S. Army psychiatrist stationed in occupied Japan, Major Daniel Jaffe—the author’s grandfather—was assigned to determine Okawa’s ability to stand trial, and thus his fate. Jaffe was no stranger to madness. He had seen it his whole life: in his mother, as a boy in Brooklyn; in soldiers, on the battlefields of Europe. Now his seasoned eye faced the ultimate test. If Jaffe deemed Okawa sane, the war crimes suspect might be hanged. But if Jaffe found Okawa insane, the philosopher patriot might escape justice for his role in promoting Japan’s wartime aggression. Meticulously researched, A Curious Madness is both expansive in scope and vivid in detail. As the story pushes both Jaffe and Okawa toward their postwar confrontation, it explores such diverse topics as the roots of belligerent Japanese nationalism, the development of combat psychiatry during World War II, and the complex nature of postwar justice. Eric Jaffe is at his best in this suspenseful and engrossing historical narrative of the fateful intertwining of two men on different sides of the war and the world and the question of insanity.
Categories: History

The World Displayed Or A Curious Collection of Voyages and Travels Selected from the Writers of All Nations

The World Displayed  Or  A Curious Collection of Voyages and Travels  Selected from the Writers of All Nations

IV . Guaiaquil taken and ranfomed : A Description of that City , and the
neighbouring Country . 50s N the zift of April , the Beginning was sent of Puna ,
for fear of danger , but the found there only an empty vessel , riding close ander
the Point .



ISBN: OXFORD:N11960423

Category: Voyages and travels


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A Curious Herbal

A Curious Herbal

The Bark of the Root is thought to warm and dry , opening obstructions of the
Liver and Spken , and helping the Jaundice. ... Te grons wild in freet ; the Flowers
come forth the Beginning of Summer , and į lones are ripe in Autumn . 3. The
lones ...

Author: Elizabeth Blackwell


ISBN: UCM:5327380415


Page: 504

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Combustion and Gasification in Fluidized Beds

Combustion and Gasification in Fluidized Beds

1.1 BACKGROUND The idea of burning instead of gasifying coal in a bubbling
fluidized bed has been pursued and promoted most vigorously by Douglas Elliott
since the early 1960s (Howard, ... (CFB) (Figure 1.3) had a curious beginning.

Author: Prabir Basu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420005158

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 157

Besides being one of the best Clean Coal Technologies, fluidized beds are also proving to be the most practical option for biomass conversion. Although the technology is well established, the field lacks a comprehensive guide to the design and operating principles of fluidized bed boilers and gasifiers. With more than 30 years of research and industrial experience, Prabir Basu answers this pressing need with Combustion and Gasification in Fluidized Beds. This book is a versatile resource that explains how fluidized bed equipment works and how to use the basic principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics in design while providing insight into planning new projects, troubleshooting existing equipment, and appreciating the capabilities and limitations of the process. From hydrodynamics to construction and maintenance, the author covers all of the essential information needed to understand, design, operate, and maintain a complete fluidized bed system. It is a must for clean coal technology as well as for biomass power generation. Beginning with a general introduction to fossil or biofuel conversion choices, the book surveys hydrodynamics, fundamentals of gasification, combustion of solid fuels, pollution aspects including climate change mitigation, heat transfer in fluidized beds, the design and operation of bubbling and circulating fluidized bed boilers, and various supporting components such as distributor grates, feeding systems, and gas-solid separators.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Tragedy of Fatherhood

The Tragedy of Fatherhood

(1252a) Again, in the light of roughly two centuries of regimes with a wealth of
complicated institutions that do not remotely resemble the organization of a
household under a single head, this is a curious beginning, and I suspect that it
attests ...

Author: Silke-Maria Weineck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628920789

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 609

Winner of the 2014 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies, awarded by the Modern Language Association. Theories of power have always been intertwined with theories of fatherhood: paternity is the oldest and most persistent metaphor of benign, legitimate rule. The paternal trope gains its strength from its integration of law, body, and affect-in the affirmative model of fatherhood, the biological father, the legal father, and the father who protects and nurtures his children are one and the same, and in a complex system of mutual interdependence, the father of the family is symbolically linked to the paternal gods of monotheism and the paternal ruler of the monarchic state. If tragedy is the violent eruption of a necessary conflict between competing, legitimate claims, The Tragedy of Fatherhood argues that fatherhood is an essentially tragic structure. Silke-Maria Weineck traces both the tensions and various strategies to resolve them through a series of readings of seminal literary and theoretical texts in the Western cultural tradition. In doing so, she demonstrates both the fragility and resilience of fatherhood as the most important symbol of political power. A long history of fatherhood in literature, philosophy, and political thought, The Tragedy of Fatherhood weaves together figures as seemingly disparate as Aristotle, Freud, Kafka, and Kleist, to produce a stunning reappraisal of the nature of power in the Western tradition.
Categories: Literary Criticism



The. recorded. history of the tomato in Italy begins on October 31, 1548, on a day
when Cosimo de' Medici, the grand duke of Tuscany, was in Pisa along with his
household. ... A curious beginning, perhaps, for the tomato in Italy. But this is the

Author: David Gentilcore

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231525503

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

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A chronicle of the beloved base ingredient, from its origins, agricultural riches, and controversy to the passion, pride, and nostalgia it inspires today. Over time, the tomato has embodied a range of values and meanings. From its domestication in Central America, it has traveled back and forth across the Atlantic, powering a story of aspiration and growth, agriculture and industry, class and identity, and global transition. In this entertaining, organic history, David Gentilcore recounts the surprising rise of the tomato from its New World origin to its Old World significance. From its inauspicious introduction into Renaissance Europe, the tomato came to dominate Italian cuisine and the food industry over the course of three centuries. Gentilcore explores why elite and peasant cultures took so long to assimilate the tomato into Italian cooking and how it eventually triumphed. He traces the tomato's appearance in medical and agricultural treatises, travel narratives, family recipe books, kitchen accounts, and Italian art, literature, and film. He focuses on Italy's fascination with the tomato, painting a larger portrait of changing trends and habits that began with botanical practices in the sixteenth century and attitudes toward vegetables in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and concluded with the emergence of factory production in the nineteenth. Gentilcore continues with the transformation of the tomato into a national symbol during the years of Italian immigration and Fascism and examines the planetary success of the "Italian" tomato today. “Those with an interest in tomatoes, Italian life, or just cultural history in general may find this both enlightening and entertaining.” —Diane Leach, PopMatters
Categories: Cooking

Testing Testing

Testing Testing

It may appear to be a curious beginning , for lie detection occupies the less -
reputable neighborhoods in the city of testing . German courts have held that lie
detection ' s aim to bypass the conscious mind ( which may wish to conceal
certain ...

Author: F. Allan Hanson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520086481

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

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This book is about how our addiction to testing influences both society and ourselves as socially defined persons. The analysis focuses on tests of people, particularly tests in schools, intelligence tests, vocational interest tests, lie detection, integrity tests, and drug tests. Diagnostic psychiatric tests and medical tests are included only tangentially. A good deal of the descriptive material will be familiar to readers from their personal experience as takers and/or givers of tests. But testing, as with much of ordinary life, has implications that we seldom pause to ponder and often do not even notice. My aim is to uncover in the everyday operation of testing a series of well-concealed and mostly unintended consequences that exercise far deeper and more pervasive influence in social life than is commonly recognized.
Categories: Social Science

Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman Adventures of a Curious Character

 Surely You re Joking  Mr  Feynman    Adventures of a Curious Character

Adventures of a Curious Character Richard P. Feynman Ralph Leighton. An Offer
You Must Refuse ... You get out of the car , put the chains out on the snow , and
it's cold , and you're beginning to shiver . Then you roll the car back onto the ...

Author: Richard P. Feynman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393339858

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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A New York Times bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original. Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek; cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets; accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums; painting a naked female toreador. In short, here is Feynman's life in all its eccentric—a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Gentleman Jack The Early Life of Miss Anne Lister and the Curious Tale of Miss Eliza Raine

Gentleman Jack  The Early Life of Miss Anne Lister and the Curious Tale of Miss Eliza Raine

Mortified and with less money than anticipated, Eliza set off at the beginning of
December. The two-week journey was balm to her troubled mind, and lifted the
strain of the past six months. Her letter to Anne on arrival detailed the stunning ...

Author: Patricia Hughes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244519308


Page: 238

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From the multitude of papers collected and filed by Anne Lister come the diaries of herself and an Indian heiress, and their letters to each other, some in secret code. This is the first part of their story. As far as possible their own words have been used to tell their tale, and the letters and notes in secret code have been translated to give insight into their lives. This book reveals their young lives in early nineteenth century Yorkshire in northern England, during the start of the Industrial Revolution. The Bronte sisters lived nearby and used Anne Lister and Eliza Raine as characters in some of their novels

Auction catalogue books of Guglielmo Libri 28 March to 5 April 1859

Auction catalogue  books of Guglielmo Libri  28 March to 5 April 1859

handwriting of the present fragments is of the end of the eighth or the beginning
of the ninth century , as the fac - simile will show , and ... ON VELLUM Several of
these fragments contain ancient musical notes , and one a curious early drawing

Author: S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (London)


ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000356076



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Dimitry s Shade

Dimitry s Shade

Nevertheless, there is reason to point to certain features of Boris Godunov as
representing a curious beginning of the myth as early as 1825. A pivotal text in
Pushkin's sculptural myth, and one central to Jakobson's argument, is the poem
The ...

Author: J. Douglas Clayton

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810119383

Category: Drama

Page: 220

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An original and provocative interpretation of Boris Godunov as a reflection of Pushkin's thought on the Russian state
Categories: Drama