Immaculate Blue

A Novel

Author: Paul Russell

Publisher: Cleis Press Start

ISBN: 1627781099

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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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.
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A Taste for Writing: Composition for Culinarians

Author: Vivian C. Cadbury

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133277918

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 648

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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.
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Avian Brood Parasitism

Behaviour, Ecology, Evolution and Coevolution

Author: Manuel Soler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319731386

Category: Science

Page: 574

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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.
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Poems of Yeghishe Charent

Author: Charents Yeghishe

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040624514

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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With philosophical insight Yeghishe Charent reexamines the fighting journey of his people passed through cross-roads of history, emphasizes the role of the creative individual in the history of the people, shows the impact of political incidents of the time on the national fate. His way of writing prompts to discover in him several creators – the poet of the tragedy of the motherland and the poet of the tragedy of man, the traveller of mysterious dreams, the messenger of the battled for change of life and the sacrifice of temptations to his people, the messenger of new art and the singer of new days, the annalist of the idealistic history of the time, the philosopher of history course, the fate of people and the true witness to tragic fight and valour. In the infinite world of human feelings, in the intricate bonds of searching love, longing, dreams and the meaning of life, the poet confirmed his undivided love towards his country.
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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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Insects

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

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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?
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Ancient Voyages

Author: H. Oscar Bovolini

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493129155

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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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.
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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

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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.
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