... disliked by parents , recited a fiery heroic poem , like “ The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck ” or “ The Face on the Bar Room Floor , ” the kind that used to be recited at grammar school commencement exercises 88 SKATING ON THIN ICE.
Author: Anatol Rapoport
Publisher: RDR Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In 1921, when he was 11 years old, Anatol Rapoport attempted to ice skate out of Russia to freedom in Poland. Caught by border guards and turned back, he decided to try again with the help of professional Army smugglers. This bittersweet story of emigration, by the famed psychologist and mathematician known for his work in game theory, is set against the background of the Russian revolution and civil war. Poignant accounts of life in the Ukraine and Crimea, stories of Red and White Army soldiers bivouacking in his home, and a 200-mile train ride that takes 13 days in the comfort of a boxcar make this Canadian/American author's story unforgettable.
... and threatens to generate a "flip" in the climate that could spark a cataclysm in the ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland. Hansen et al, 2007: Earth's climate is remarkably sensitive to forcings, i.e. imposed changes 294 On Thin Ice.
Author: Richard Ellis
Polar bears—fierce and majestic—have captivated us for centuries. Feared by explorers, revered by the Inuit, and beloved by zoo goers everywhere, they are a symbol for the harsh beauty and muscular grace of the Arctic. But as global warming threatens the ice caps’ integrity, the polar bear has also come to symbolize the environmental peril that has arisen due to harmful human practices. In the past twenty years alone, the world population of polar bears has shrunk by half. Today they number just 22,000. Urgent and stirring, On Thin Ice is both a celebration and a rallying cry on behalf of one of earth’s greatest natural treasures.
... Yuwen Li, Jan Michiel Otto, eds., Implementation of Law in the People's Republic of China (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2002). Human Rights Watch interview with L.W., a Beijing lawyer, November “Walking On Thin Ice” 78.
Author: David Hempleman-Adams
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Category: Sports & Recreation
"Walking on Thin Ice?" is a lesson requiring students to examine the scientific evidence of changes in the Arctic ice cover, intended for use with students in grades 6-12. Eric J. Miller and Andrea J. Perelman created this lesson, which is based on a "New York Times" article. The lesson includes objectives, procedures, and extension activities. The Learning Network, a service of the New York Times Co., provides the lesson online as part of the Daily Lesson Plan Teacher Connections resource.
Megan and Alec's love story in On Thin Ice is like that. They were to be married. The wedding was all arranged. The invitations were sent and the dress was bought. But when Megan's grandmother was murdered, everything fell apart and the ...
Author: Linda Hall
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Twenty years ago—two weeks before their intended wedding day—tragedy tore Megan Brooks and Alec Black apart. They haven't seen each other since. Someone has been watching them, though… and attacking the members of the would-be bridal party. Megan knows she must confront her past to fi nd answers. But coming home means facing Alec, now the sheriff of Whisper Lake, Maine. He's the last man Megan wants to see again—yet he's the only one who can keep her safe when the killer comes for the bride.
Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya Mick Fowler. ON THIN ICE ON THIN ICE Alpine climbs in the Americas, Asia and.
Author: Mick Fowler
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
On Thin Ice is Mick Fowler's second set of climbing memoirs, following Vertical Pleasure. Here, the celebrated mountaineer records his expeditions since 1990. Despite work and family commitments, he has maintained a regular series of 'big trips' to challenging objectives around the world with a sequence of major successes: Taweche (1995, with Pat Littlejohn), Changabang (1997, with Steve Sustad, Andy Cave and Brendan Murphy), Arwa Tower (1999, with Sustad), Mount Kennedy (2000, with Cave), Siguniang (2002, with Paul Ramsden). Siguniang's hard ice climbing on a fabulous face in deepest China was so admired by the international climbing community that it won the US 'Golden Piton' and the French 'Piolet d'Or', both awards given for the finest alpine achievements in the world during that year. The author describes his travels in the great traditions, with engaging modesty and wit, but the climbs themselves are frequently so dramatic that the anxiety and tension forces its way to the surface to be matched by a corresponding relief and triumph when success and safe descent is achieved. Mick Fowler has thus become Britain's most successful exponent of high-standard lightweight mountaineering in the greater ranges. At 48 he is already something of an elder statesman of a cadre of international activists. They are steadily ticking off the most challenging lines in the world - a 'golden age' of super-alpinism that is now in full swing. How this influences activities on the 8000m peaks where the dangers (rarefied air, weather severity and sheer scale) are greater is an open question. History suggests that as major challenges on the lower peaks are steadily mastered the focus will return to technical challenges offered at the higher altitudes. Whether the results will exceed achievements such as the Kurtyka/Schauer (Gasherbrum 4) and the Bohigas/Lucas (Annapurna 1) remains to be seen. The combination of exotic travel with major climbs provides the ultimate adrenalin-soaked holiday experience that Mick Fowler has mastered to the full. We are transported from the cliffs of Jordan, to remote peaks in deepest Asia, via Taweche and Changabang in the Himalaya, with jaunts to the Andes and Alaska thrown in for good measure. That Fowler has organised this routine for years, while holding down a conventional nine-to-five job with the Inland Revenue, has constantly amazed his peers. In this, his second book, he has also mastered the skills of amusing travel-writing to entertain us as a preliminary to the finale of a titanic struggle on each of his fiendishly demanding climbs.
... HEELS ALL SHOOK UP BABY DON'T GO BE MY BABY BABY I'M YOURS SHADOW DANCE ON THIN ICE* OBSESSED* PRESENT DANGER* EXPOSURE* *Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation ON THIN ICE SUSAN ANDERSEN ZEBRA BOOKS KENSINGTON PUBLISHING CORP.
Author: Susan Andersen
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Blood At first, the victims seem random, casualties of bad luck or bad judgment. But the body count keeps growing, until there's no denying the trail of death that makes its way from city to city. And always, it leads right to Sasha Miller's door. Runs Sasha's ice-skating career was almost destroyed when her partner was jailed on drug charges. Through sheer determination she rebuilt her life, yet lately, she can't shake the feeling she's being watched. Undercover DEA agent Mick Vinicor was convinced Sasha had something to hide. Now he's realizing how much she has to fear. . . Cold The nightmare has begun again. But this time, the stakes are much higher. Someone has been waiting to make Sasha pay--someone who'll show her that vengeance is twisted, merciless, and colder than the grave. . . "Riveting and absorbing. . .sensual and emotional. . .dynamic suspense." –Romantic Times
What if all your life you had been "the good kid"? The one every parent wished they had. The one who had it all together. And what if one bad decision turned all of those perceptions upside down? Such is the plight of aspiring young figure skater, Krissy Hunter. She can hardly believe her good luck when she is thrown into a pair skating partnership with the talented and attractive Nick Repeshko. But as happy as they are together, the fact that Nick does not share her faith-and Krissy's willingness to compromise-spell disaster before their romance even begins. Nick arrives in the United States searching for more out of his life, and when he meets the lively and beautiful Krissy, he's sure he's found it. But when her compromising ways lead her to betray his trust, Nick is shaken to the very core of who he is. Will Nick and Krissy find the love and redemption they crave in the Lord? And can they repair their broken relationship? DANIELLE PERRAULT is an avid writer, reader, and singer from San Marcos, CA. She has been involved in music, counseling, and youth ministries for many years with a special interest in mentoring teenage girls. Danielle holds a degree in psychology from Simpson University and is currently pursuing a second degree in music performance at California State University, San Bernardino.
Lone Star Nights Eve Gaddy. On Thin Ice by Eve Gaddy Bell Bridge Books This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and. iii On Thin Ice.
Author: Eve Gaddy
His voice promised midnight sin and passion. Attorney Gabrielle Rousseau lives her life by simple rules: Never let a man stand in the way of your ambition and never drop expensive lingerie at the feet of a charming Texas rogue. As sinfully gorgeous Devlin Sinclair helps her retrieve her most intimate purchases, Gabrielle knows she's in trouble. His suggestive smile and dark smoldering gaze leave no doubt that he'd be happy to deliver on her long-resisted fantasies. None of which she can afford to indulge. Not now. Not with him. Devlin Sinclair is an attorney with ambition to match her own, and the new obstacle in her path to partner. Avoiding him is not an option, but sharing a case--at the insistence of her boss--is flirting with danger. Devlin makes her forget everything except the feel of his hands on her. Devlin knows the lady doesn't believe in forever, but he's never walked away from anything he's wanted. He's determined to share the pain that shadows her and find a way to teach her that what they have is forever. ON THIN ICE is sensual, sultry romance at its best--as only Eve Gaddy can deliver.