Way Down Dark

Way Down Dark

Seventeen-year-old Chan's ancestors left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, in search of a new home.

Author: J.P. Smythe

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 9781681443836

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Seventeen-year-old Chan's ancestors left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, in search of a new home. Generations later, they are still searching . . . Every day aboard the interstellar transport ship Australia is a kind of hell, where no one is safe, no one can hide. Indeed, the only life Chan's ever known is one of endless violence. A life of survival. Fiercely independent and entirely self-sufficient, she has learned to keep her head down as much as possible, careful not to draw attention to herself amidst the mayhem. For the Australia is a ship of death, filled with murderous gangs and twisted cults, vying for supremacy in a closed environment with limited resources and no hope. And then one day Chan makes an extraordinary discovery--there may be a way to return the Australia to Earth. But doing so will only bring her to the attention of the fanatics and murderers who control life aboard the ship, putting her and everyone she loves in terrible danger. Is it worth endangering her life and the lives of her few friends and loved ones for an uncertain return to a home world that may be uninhabitable? Especially since to do so she must descend into the deep dark in the bowels of the ship, which is piled high with the bodies and the secrets of the dead . . .
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Long Dark Dusk

Long Dark Dusk

It's time for Chan to create her own truths, and discover a life beyond fighting and
death. A life beyond Australia. It began with Way Down Dark, shorlisted for the
Arthur C. Clarke Award. It continued with Long Dark Dusk. It concludes ... now. o
 ...

Author: James P. Smythe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444796353

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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***SEQUEL TO THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD SHORTLISTED NOVEL WAY DOWN DARK*** The moment she learned the horrible truth about her life on Australia, the derelict ship overrun with violent gangs, Chan Aitch made it her mission to save everyone she could from their fate worse than death. But her efforts were in vain. Now, everyone she cares about is dead or in prison, and Chan is more alone than ever before. As the only person to have escaped Australia's terrible crash-landing back to Earth, Chan is now living in poverty on the fringes of a huge city. She believes Mae, the little girl she once rescued on the Australia, is still alive - but she has no idea where Mae is, or how to find her. Everything on Earth is strange and new, and Chan has never felt more lost. But she'll do whatever it takes to find Mae, even if it means going to prison herself. She's broken out of prison before. How hard could it be to do it again?
Categories: Fiction

Deep Down Dark

Deep Down Dark

Just after 1:00 p.m., two men cross paths on a road carved out of stone: One is
headed up, the other down. Carlos Pinilla, the man in the white helmet who
worked his way up from warehouse clerk to general manager, revs the engine of
his ...

Author: Héctor Tobar

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374709204

Category: History

Page: 320

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When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga of the miners' experiences below the Earth's surface—and the lives that led them there—has never been heard until now. For Deep Down Dark, the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Héctor Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their tales. These thirty-three men came to think of the mine, a cavern inflicting constant and thundering aural torment, as a kind of coffin, and as a church where they sought redemption through prayer. Even while still buried, they all agreed that if by some miracle any of them escaped alive, they would share their story only collectively. Héctor Tobar was the person they chose to hear, and now to tell, that story. The result is a masterwork or narrative journalism—a riveting, at times shocking, emotionally textured account of a singular human event. A New York Times bestseller, Deep Down Dark brings to haunting, tactile life the experience of being imprisoned inside a mountain of stone, the horror of being slowly consumed by hunger, and the spiritual and mystical elements that surrounded working in such a dangerous place. In its stirring final chapters, it captures the profound way in which the lives of everyone involved in the disaster were forever changed.
Categories: History

The Life of Charles Dickens

The Life of Charles Dickens

Mr. P. agitated . C. D. con" fident . C. ( a long way down in perspective ) sub“
missive . All wet through . No poles . Not so " much as a walking - stick in the
party . Reach the “ summit , at about one in the day . Dead dark“ ness as of night .

Author: John (Schriftsteller Forster

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11188216

Category:

Page: 326

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Rust

Rust

She led the way down dark staircases, around corners—none of it familiar. I was
sure it was a new route, until, outside the building, I saw our footprints leading in.
I was impressed. Csük told me that she's always felt her way around, yielding to ...

Author: Jonathan Waldman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451691610

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize ** A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year Rust has been called “the great destroyer,” the “pervasive menace,” and “the evil.” “This look at corrosion—its causes, its consequences, and especially the people devoted to combating it—is wide-ranging and consistently engrossing” (The New York Times). It is the hidden enemy, the one that challenges the very basis of civilization. This entropic menace destroys cars, fells bridges, sinks ships, sparks house fires, and nearly brought down the Statue of Liberty’s torch. It is rust—and this book, full of wit and insight, disasters and triumphs—is its story. “Jonathan Waldman’s first book is as obsessive as it is informative…he takes us deep into places and situations that are too often ignored or unknown” (The Washington Post). In Rust, Waldman travels from Key West to Prudhoe Bay, meeting people concerned with corrosion. He sneaks into an abandoned steelworks and nearly gets kicked out of Can School. He follows a high-tech robot through an arctic winter, hunting for rust in the Alaska pipeline. In Texas, he finds a corrosion engineer named Rusty, and in Colorado, he learns of the animosity between the galvanizing industry and the paint army. Along the way, Waldman recounts stories of flying pigs, Trekkies, rust boogers, and unlikely superheroes. The result is a man-versus-nature tale that’s as fascinating as it is grand, illuminating a hidden phenomenon that shapes the modern world. Rust affects everything from the design of our currency to the composition of our tap water, and it will determine the legacy we leave on this planet. This exploration of corrosion, and the incredible lengths we go to fight it, is “engrossing…brilliant…Waldman’s gift for narrative nonfiction shines in every chapter….Watching things rust: who would have thought it could be so exciting” (Natural History).
Categories: Science

Knut Hamsun Remembers America

Knut Hamsun Remembers America

... practically to force the fellow to put on. I stuck a little money in its pocket.
Shedding a tear, he thanked me as if I had saved his life, and indeed I had the
self-satisfied feeling of having just rescued someone. I continued on my way
down dark, ...

Author: Knut Hamsun

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826263232

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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When Americans remember him at all, they no doubt think of Knut Hamsun (1859–1952) as the author of Hunger or as the Norwegian who, along with Vidkun Quisling, betrayed his country by supporting the Nazis during World War II. Yet Hamsun, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1920 for his novel The Growth of the Soil, was and remains one of the most important and influential novelists of his time. Knut Hamsun Remembers America is a collection of thirteen essays and stories based largely on Hamsun’s experiences during the four years he spent in the United States when he was a young man. Most of these pieces have never been published before in an English translation, and none are readily available. Hamsun’s feelings about America and American ways were complex. For the most part, they were more negative than positive, and they found expression in many of his writings—directly in his reminiscences and indirectly in his fiction. In On the Cultural Life of Modern America, his first major book, he portrayed the United States as a land of gross and greedy materialism, populated by illiterates who were utterly lacking in artistic originality or refinement. Although the pieces in this collection are not all anti-American, most of them emphasize the strangeness and unpleasantness, as the author saw it, of life in what he called Yankeeland. Arranged chronologically, the pieces fall into three categories: Critical Reporting, Memory and Fantasy, and Mellow Reminiscence. The Critical Reporting section includes articles that appeared in Norwegian or Danish newspapers soon after each of Hamsun’s two visits to America and that give his views on a variety of American subjects, and includes an essay devoted to Mark Twain. Memory and Fantasy comprises narratives of life in America, most of which are presented as personal experiences but which actually are blends of fact and fiction. Mellow Reminiscence includes later and fonder recollections and impressions of the United States. The pieces in this collection provide variations on a theme that runs through much of American history—European criticism of American ways. They give vivid, at times distorted, pictures of life as it was in the United States. They tell us something about the development of the worldview of a man who became a great writer, only to jeopardize his reputation by defending the Nazi oppressors of his own people. Knut Hamsun Remembers America will appeal to anyone interested in the history of American civilization or, more specifically, in the history of anti-Americanism.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

My Dark Places

My Dark Places

wish to go back just a small ways in this statement and ask you if you can recall
the approximate time that the two girls arrived at and ... The thing most noticeable
to me was that it was sloppy. It was unbuttoned all the way down the front. Dark ...

Author: James Ellroy

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307488519

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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The internationally acclaimed author of the L.A. Quartet and The Underworld USA Trilogy, James Ellroy, presents another literary masterpiece, this time a true crime murder mystery about his own mother. In 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb. Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed her as a casualty of a cheap Saturday night. James Ellroy was ten when his mother died, and he spent the next thirty-six years running from her ghost and attempting to exorcize it through crime fiction. In 1994, Ellroy quit running. He went back to L.A., to find out the truth about his mother--and himself. In My Dark Places, our most uncompromising crime writer tells what happened when he teamed up with a brilliant homicide cop to investigate a murder that everyone else had forgotten--and reclaim the mother he had despised, desired, but never dared to love. What ensues is a epic of loss, fixation, and redemption, a memoir that is also a history of the American way of violence. "Ellroy is more powerful than ever." --The Nation "Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant." --Philadelphia Inquirer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Packs On

Packs On

After the movie ended , everybody walked down a pitch - black road to their
bivouac areas . ... of us were experienced with wartime underground activities —
or the dangers of going down dark back alleys and knocking on basement doors .

Author: A. B. Feuer

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811732894

Category: History

Page: 154

View: 324

A history of the 10th Mountain Division during World War II focuses on the personal experiences of the troops who served in Alaska and Italy and offers the opinions of veterans about the conduct of the campaigns.
Categories: History

Dark Hope

Dark Hope

looked about her, wondering how she had made her way down the dark cul-de-
sac and come to be standing in the middle of her kitchen. Then, squaring her
shoulders, she picked up the phone and swiftly dialed a number she knew by
heart.

Author: Monica McGurk

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 9781938416699

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 486

For years, Hope Carmichael, survivor of a shocking child abduction, has lived a sheltered existence under the protection of her fanatically religious father. Now, liberated by her mother, Hope prepares to start life over as a normal kid in an Atlanta, Georgia, high school. Normal, that is, until Hope meets Michael, a gorgeous emancipated teen with a mysterious past and a strong interest in Hope. Soon, Hope’s life is filled with questions. What’s behind the angry looks Hope gets from Lucas, leader of a gang of students? Who’s responsible for sending Hope strange valentines inscribed with Bible quotations? How does this relate to the sinister business of human trafficking that operates on the periphery of Hope’s suburban world? And is Michael really a protector, or something more sinister—and just why does he seem so familiar? In an epic narrative that takes readers from the back streets of Atlanta to the height of Vegas penthouses and beyond, Dark Hope introduces The Archangel Prophecies, a saga of vast mythological scope and great moral urgency.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

At Home in Fiji

At Home in Fiji

But if you were to follow the course of the picturesque streamlets which find their
way down dark - wooded ravines , you would find that every available corner is
laid out in tiny terraced fields , or rather miniature swamps , in which are
cultivated ...

Author: Constance Frederica Gordon Cumming

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044072252109

Category: Fiji

Page: 324

View: 174

Categories: Fiji

For Slavery and Union

For Slavery and Union

Buckner would move out with three companies after a reported detachment of
three or four hundred Confederate cavalry who were out foraging, scavenging,
and recruiting. After hours of feeling their way down dark roads and through
muddy ...

Author: Patrick A. Lewis

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813160818

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 671

Wetlands are a vital part of the landscape and ecology of the United States, providing food and shelter for species ranging from the beautiful wood duck to the tiny fairy shrimp. These areas provide critical habitat for fish and wildlife, protect communities from flooding, and recharge groundwater supplies -- yet they continue to be destroyed at an alarming rate. A detailed analysis of wetlands management, Wetland Drainage, Restoration, and Repair is a comprehensive guide to the past, present, and future of wetland recovery in the United States. The book includes a historical overview of wetland destruction and repair over the past two hundred years and also serves as a unique resource for anyone, from novice to engineer, interested in the process of wetland restoration. Author Thomas R. Biebighauser draws from his own vast experience in building and repairing more than 950 wetlands across North America. Included are numerous photographs and case studies that highlight successes of past projects. Detailed, step-by-step instructions guide the reader through the planning and implementation of each restoration action. Biebighauser also provides a number of effective strategies for initiating and improving funding for wetlands programs. Wetland Drainage, Restoration, and Repair is essential reading for all who care about and for these important ecosystems.
Categories: Science

AdvancED DOM Scripting

AdvancED DOM Scripting

Best practices are accepted and tested models for the way you should go about
doing things. They're not necessarily the ... There's no point in going down dark
roads of frustration when there's already a well-lit road ahead. Unobtrusive and ...

Author: Jeffrey Sambells

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430202981

Category: Computers

Page: 592

View: 701

DOM Scripting is a vital technique for web developers and designers to learn and master in order to add such dynamic web applications as animations, maps, drag and drop, and more. This book offers comprehensive coverage of advanced DOM Scripting techniques and reads like a wish list of must have dynamic web application features, including visual effects using JavaScript libraries, Ajax, Mashups using APIs, and much more. It follows in the footsteps of Jeremy Keith's acclaimed book, DOM Scripting (friends of ED: 1590595335, 2005), helping you master the next level with countless real world tutorials.
Categories: Computers

Unraveled

Unraveled

Sam called out again as she made her way down the dark hall towards the
bedroom. Sam hated how dark 'Chelle kept her apartment whether they were
home or not. It was cave like and the only way to maneuver your way through it
after dark ...

Author: Steve Marie

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452086484

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 945

Perry never knew what he was getting himself into at 4:00 a.m. that morning when he got the call from his dear friend Sam. Samantha Kent was a successful entrepreneur who seemingly had everything going for her; successful business woman, attractive with a take charge attitude. She succeeded at everything she attempts to do except for one thing, romantic relationships. Sam bounces from one tumultuous relationship to another until she is finally pushed to the limit. No one would have known that in an instant she would be motivated to do the unthinkable. But the unthinkable turns out to be the least of her indiscretions. With the help of her best friend Perry the two spend an agonizing, heart filled morning trying to decide how to get out of a mess Sam found herself in and cleverly included Perry, a position that neither one of them could of predicted would end in the cold calculating way that it did. In this up & down roller coaster ride of friendship, love, betrayal and murder! Unraveled will keep you on the edge wondering what else has Sam done and what will she do next?
Categories: Fiction

Kentucky Folktales

Kentucky Folktales

A long time ago, when it was night it was dark. You may be ... But there was a
fellow traveling home through the darkness on that moonless night. ... He'd jump
up, get a fingerhold, and then dirt would give way and he'd slip back down.

Author: Mary Hamilton

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813140308

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 338

The storytelling tradition has long been an important piece of Kentucky history and culture. Folktales, legends, tall tales, and ghost stories hold a special place in the imaginations of inventive storytellers and captive listeners. In Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies Kentucky storyteller Mary Hamilton narrates a range of stories with the voice and creativity only a master storyteller can evoke. Hamilton has perfected the art of entrancing an audience no matter the subject of her tales. Kentucky Folktales includes stories about Daniel Boone's ability to single-handedly kill a bear, a daughter who saves her father's land by outsmarting the king, and a girl who uses gingerbread to exact revenge on her evil stepmother, among many others. Hamilton ends each story with personal notes on important details of her storytelling craft, such as where she first heard the story, how it evolved through frequent re-tellings and reactions from audiences, and where the stories take place. Featuring tales and legends from all over the Bluegrass State, Kentucky Folktales captures the expression of Kentucky's storytelling tradition.
Categories: Social Science

The Botanical Magazine Or Flower Garden Displayed Etc

The Botanical Magazine  Or  Flower Garden Displayed Etc

greenish at both extremities , villous : Limb four times shorter than the tube , five -
cleft ; lacinia bifid more than half - way down , dark purple on the outside , and
pure white within : faux bearded , stamens four : two of the anthers concealed ...

Author: William Curtis

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z176427908

Category:

Page:

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Curtis s Botanical Magazine

Curtis s Botanical Magazine

greenish at both extremities , villous : Limb four times shorter than the tube , five -
cleft ; laciniæ bifid more than half - way down , dark purple on the outside , and
pure white within : faux bearded , stamens four : two of the anthers concealed ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: RMS:RMSBVGOG000000031$$$$

Category:

Page:

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Curtis s Botanical Magazine Or Flower garden Displayed

Curtis s Botanical Magazine  Or  Flower garden Displayed

2 greenish at both extremities , villous : Limb four times shorter than the tube , five
- cleft ; lacinia bifid more than half - way down , dark purple on the outside , and
pure white within : faux bearded , stamens four : two of the anthers concealed ...

Author: John Sims

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433011412636

Category: Botany

Page:

View: 505

Categories: Botany

Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation

Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation

Talesof the huge beast roamingthe hills and valleys and screaming like
awomanin the darkness have been passed down from generation to generation.
As early as January 11, 1908, the Foyil Statesman reported that just a few miles
outside ...

Author: Michael Wallis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806183534

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 678

A deeply sympathetic, colorful evocation of life on the American prairies In Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation—a title inspired by the lyrics of Woody Guthrie—best-selling author Michael Wallis creates a brilliant tableau of America’s heartland. Featuring a new introduction by the author, this collection of sixteen essays reflects the finest examples of Wallis’s writing and harkens back to a time before fast food and malls replaced family-owned diners along Route 66. From tales of the notorious Oklahoma panhandle, where “the only law was the colt and the carbine,” to the fate of Woody Guthrie’s mother Nora, who, burdened by depression, set fire to her kids and spent the last years of her life in an asylum, Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation brings to life some of Oklahoma’s most memorable characters—the famous and infamous, the ordinary and down-home. “Enclosed within the covers of this book are some of my favorite spoonfuls of Oklahoma,” says Wallis. The result is a quintessential American book—a crazy quilt of stories and a powerful portrait of Okie identity.
Categories: History

Teshoku served mainly to light the way down dark corridors to and from sleeping
quarters . FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS COLLAPSIBLE PAPER LANTERNS
Chochin Hand - held paper lanterns called chochin were introduced from China ...

Author: 和子·小泉

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 087011722X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 223

View: 904

Focusing on the furniture of the Edo and early Meiji periods, this text lookst the history, aesthetics and techniques of hand-worked traditional Japaneseurniture.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Going Dark

Going Dark

They discussed work, people they knew, the music filtering down from the big
house, people laughing quietly on the other side of the lawn, then they both went
silent, looking at each other, and with a tilt of her head, she offered him a kiss and
 ...

Author: James W. Hall

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250038333

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 790

The New York Times Book Review calls Edgar Award–winner James W. Hall a "master of suspense" and this new high-stakes thriller Going Dark shows why as Thorn embarks on a mission to save his newfound son Earth Liberation Front, known as ELF, is a loosely knit organization comprised of environmental activists scattered around the country. These extremists take a "by any means necessary" approach to defending the planet. In the last decade ELF has been responsible for close to a hundred million dollars in damage mainly through arson. The FBI ranks them, along with other eco-radicals, as the number one homegrown terrorist threat. Flynn Moss, Thorn's newly discovered son, has naively fallen in with an ELF cell in Miami which has its sights on Turkey Point, the largest nuclear power plant in the state. This ELF group has concocted a non-violent plan to shut the nuke plant down—nothing more than a huge publicity stunt to call attention to the dangers of nuclear power. But unbeknownst to some in the group, there are other members with a far more violent scheme in mind—to cause a radioactive catastrophe rivaling Chernobyl or Fukushima. With a growing sense of dread about the group's true intentions, Flynn summons Thorn to help him escape from Prince Key, the remote island off the shores of Miami where the ELF group is camped. Unable to refuse this son he barely knows, Thorn heads off to Prince Key and quickly reaches a frightening realization. There is only one way to save his son's life. He must join with the eco-terrorists and help them complete their deadly mission.
Categories: Fiction