Ice Is Black

Author: Laurent Baheux

Publisher: TeNeues

ISBN: 9783961710485

Category: Nature

Page: 191

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A comprehensive survey of Arctic landscapes and wildlife The perfect gift for anyone with an interest in animals, landscapes, nature photography, and adventure travel A visual journey that presents natural beauty alongside a call to action to protect these environments

Heat and Mass Transfer

Author: Sawhney

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 8190694278

Category:

Page: 448

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Written with the third-year engineering students of undergraduate level in mind, this well set out textbook explains the fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer. Written in question-answer form, the book is precise and easy to understand. The book presents an exhaustive coverage of the theory, definitions, formulae and expenses which are well supported by plenty of diagrams and problems in order to make the underlying principles more comprehensive.

A Farewell to Ice

A Report from the Arctic

Author: P. Wadhams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190691158

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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Ice, the magic crystal -- A brief history of ice on planet Earth -- The modern cycle of ice ages -- The greenhouse effect -- Sea ice meltback begins -- The future of Arctic sea ice the death spiral -- The accelerating effects of Arctic feedbacks -- Arctic methane, a catastrophe in the making -- Strange weather -- The secret life of chimneys -- What's happening to the Antarctic? -- The state of the planet -- A call to arms

Weather Whys

Facts, Myths, and Oddities

Author: Paul Yeager

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101184906

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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The myths, history, wives-tales, oddities, and wonders of a subject that comes up every day: the weather. Weather enthusiasts (or just the weather-curious) will discover surprising facts, myths, and oddities in this fascinating book of useful (and sometimes useless) information. With his expertise as a meteorologist and editor, Paul Yeager takes readers on a journey through the curious world of weather, revealing myths and misconceptions, sharing weird phenomena, and explaining how weather has affected history. Readers will discover a host of fascinating weather facts, including: ?Which city is actually the windiest ?How the temperature affects tire pressure ?Why humidity makes hair go limp or frizzy ?Why a coming storm causes sore joints ?Why watering a garden after it rains is a good idea

Sculpture in Black Ice

Author: Breda Sullivan

Publisher: Salmon Publishing

ISBN: 9781903392430

Category: Poetry

Page: 78

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"Her poems resonate with an unnerving elegance and honesty and her voice is a trustworthy and intimate one. She writes about family and loss with ceremonial care. Her language is lucid, her images stark and striking. Indeed, her poems explore the lif

Cassell's Dictionary of Slang

Author: Jonathon Green

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780304366361

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1565

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With its unparalleled coverage of English slang of all types (from 18th-century cant to contemporary gay slang), and its uncluttered editorial apparatus, Cassell's Dictionary of Slang was warmly received when its first edition appeared in 1998. 'Brilliant.' said Mark Lawson on BBC2's The Late Review; 'This is a terrific piece of work - learned, entertaining, funny, stimulating' said Jonathan Meades in The Evening Standard.But now the world's best single-volume dictionary of English slang is about to get even better. Jonathon Green has spent the last seven years on a vast project: to research in depth the English slang vocabulary and to hunt down and record written instances of the use of as many slang words as possible. This has entailed trawling through more than 4000 books - plus song lyrics, TV and movie scripts, and many newspapers and magazines - for relevant material. The research has thrown up some fascinating results

Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car

Everything You Need to Know to Take Charge of Your Car and Get On with Your Life

Author: Lauren Fix

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429991278

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Lauren Fix's straight-forward, clear and fun advice makes caring for your car easy so you can actually enjoy driving and owning one. With Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car, you'll soon be a confident, knowledgeable car owner who knows what is important in taking care of your car. With Lauren Fix on your side, you'll know: *How to select the best car for your lifestyle--and safest car for your family *Essential and easy maintenance for your car *What to have ready in case of a crash or emergency *Driving tips for all kinds of weather and traffic conditions *How to talk to your car mechanic in language you can both understand *How to master easy car repairs--and which repairs to avoid *Much more! Lauren Fix is the ideal resource for all car-related questions, and Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car is full of tips and inside knowledge to keep you in the know and your car on the road.

Forces and Motion

Investigating a Car Crash

Author: Ian Graham

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 1432976087

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 56

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Describes the science and technology concepts used by investigators in determining the cause of an accident, including information on speed and velocity, forces and energy, antilock breaking systems, and biomechanics

A Grace Given

A Father's Love for a Dying Child

Author: Kent Gilges

Publisher: Scepter Publishers

ISBN: 1594171823

Category: Faith

Page: 256

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A Grace Given stands apart for its humility, honesty, and genuine devotion. - George Weigel, author of Witness to Hope: The Biography of John Paul II A Grace Given is a decade long window into the metamorphosis of the soul. This is a modern day Pilgrim¿s Progress told with humor, deep love, and unflinching honesty. A book every Christian should read. - Donald E. Wildmon, Founder of the American Family Association and American Family Radio Gilges is a superb writer. - Tina Dennelly, National Catholic Register A Grace Given is a searing debut book about a father¿s life in the shadow of his daughter¿s terminal illness, and the beauty, spiritual growth, and joy that can eventually come from suffering. This is the personal account of the impact that one life, however seemingly insignificant, can have on those around it. Beyond that, it explores the meaning of faith, the growth and deepening of spirituality that comes from suffering, and the gift that a severely handicapped child represents.

Dangerous Lies

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481424912

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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After witnessing a murder, high school senior Stella Gordon is sent to Nebraska for her own safety where she chafes at her protection, but when she meets Chet Falconer it becomes harder for her to keep her guard up, and soon she has to deal with the real threat to her life as her enemies are actually closer than she thinks.

Between the World and Me

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0679645985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Praise for Between the World and Me “Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.”—The Boston Globe “Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.”—The Washington Post “Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.”—Vogue “A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.”—The New Yorker “Titanic and timely . . . essential reading.”—Entertainment Weekly

When Red Is Black

Author: Qiu Xiaolong

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 156947396X

Category: Fiction

Page: 309

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“Sublime . . . complex and riveting.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post Book World “A vivid picture of modern Chinese society . . . a work of real distinction.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] terrific series. . . . [Qiu’s] perspective on China gives the mystery genre a cultural twist and unusual direction that make his books unique and well worth reading.”—The Rocky Mountain News Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is taking a vacation, in part because he is annoyed at his boss, Party Secretary Li, but also because he has been made an offer he can’t refuse by Gu, a triad-connected businessman. For what seems to be a fortune—with no apparent strings attached— he is to translate a business proposal for the New World, a complex of shops and restaurants to be built in Central Shanghai, evoking nostalgia for the “glitter and glamour” of the 1930s. It is up to Detective Yu, Chen’s partner, to take charge of a new case. Yin, a novelist, has been murdered in her room. At first it seems that only a neighbor could have committed the crime, but when one confesses, Yu cannot believe that he is really the killer. As Yu looks further into Yin’s life, ample motives begin to surface, even on the part of Internal Security. But it is only when Inspector Chen steps back into the investigation that the culprit is apprehended. And then Chen discovers how Gu has played him and how he, in turn, can play the new capitalist system. Qiu Xiaolong was born in Shanghai and received an MA in English and American literature in China. He received a PhD in comparative literature from Washington University in St. Louis, where he now teaches. He is the author of Death of a Red Heroine, which has now been translated into seven languages, and A Loyal Character Dancer, both available in paperback from Soho Crime.

A Cavern of Black Ice

A Sword of Shadows Novel

Author: J. V. Jones

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429975971

Category: Fiction

Page: 792

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HIGH ADVENTURE ON THE SWORD EDGE OF DESTINY A Cavern of Black Ice is the first book in J.V. Jones's Sword of Shadow series As a newborn Ash March was abandoned--left for dead at the foot of a frozen mountain. Found and raised by the Penthero Iss, the mighty Surlord of Spire Vanis, she has always known she is different. Terrible dreams plague her and sometimes in the darkness she hears dread voices from another world. Iss watches her as she grows to womanhood, eager to discover what powers his ward might possess. As his interest quickens, he sends his living blade, Marafice Eye, to guard her night and day. Raif Sevrance, a young man of Clan Blackhail, also knows he is different, with uncanny abilities that distance him from the clan. But when he and his brother survive an ambush that plunges the entire Northern Territories into war, he yet seeks justice for his own . . . even if means he must forsake clan and kin. Ash and Raif must learn to master their powers and accept their joint fate if they are to defeat an ancient prophecy and prevent the release of the pure evil known as the End Lords. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Under a Black Cloud

Our Atmosphere Under Attack

Author: Frank Spalding

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1435850211

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Examines the greenhouse effect and global warming, discusses their causes and effects, and explores possible solutions.

All the Men Are Sleeping

Author: D.R. MacDonald

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385672152

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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Bestselling and award-winning writer D. R. MacDonald gives us a searing and muscular collection of short fiction reminiscent of Richard Ford and Alistair MacLeod. With All the Men Are Sleeping, celebrated author D. R. MacDonald delivers a haunting collection of short fiction remarkable for its restrained passion and eloquence. As he did with Cape Breton Road, MacDonald writes of disruption and loss with brusque tenderness. He deftly explores the misunderstandings between men and women, the nature of seduction and infidelity, the way geography shapes identity, and the heartache of longing -- for home, family, love. For a fisherman in “The Flowers for Bermuda” time has not repaid the loss of his young son’s life. In “The Wharf King” a man returns to Cape Breton to bury his brother, and performs a dangerous rite of passage in an attempt to recapture the past. Little Norman in “Work” is rudderless without the companionship of his lifelong workmate. The brilliant force of the fiction collected here -- some of it published in MacDonald’s award-winning Eyestone -- will delight MacDonald’s fans just as it will astonish new readers. Each of the stories in All the Men Are Sleeping stands alone, but together they offer a heartrending elegy for lost loves and time-forgotten places. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Black Ice

Author: Lorene Cary

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307778479

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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In 1972 Lorene Cary, a bright, ambitious black teenager from Philadelphia, was transplanted into the formerly all-white, all-male environs of the elite St. Paul's School in New Hampshire, where she became a scholarship student in a "boot camp" for future American leaders. Like any good student, she was determined to succeed. But Cary was also determined to succeed without selling out. This wonderfully frank and perceptive memoir describes the perils and ambiguities of that double role, in which failing calculus and winning a student election could both be interpreted as betrayals of one's skin. Black Ice is also a universally recognizable document of a woman's adolescence; it is, as Houston Baker says, "a journey into selfhood that resonates with sober reflection, intellignet passion, and joyous love." From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Ice is Singing

Author: Jane Rogers

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857869507

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Driving through the snowbound Yorkshire countryside, stopping at anonymous hotels, Marion is prepared to do anything to escape her memories. She begins to write stories, stories that take her into other people's lives. But as she is drawn back into her own world, she must face the things that made her long for escape.

Ice in the Ocean

Author: Peter Wadhams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789056992965

Category: Science

Page: 364

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ICe in the Ocean examines sea ice and icebergs and their role in the global climate system. It is comprehensive textbook suitablefor students, pure and applied researchers, and anyone interested in the polar oceans; the distribution of sea ice; the mechanisms of growth, development and decay; the thermodynamics and dynamics of sea ice; sea ice deformation and ridge-building; the role of marginal ice zones; the characteristics of icebergs; and the part played by sea ice in the climate system and in the transport of pollutants. An extensive reference list and recommendations for further reading and numerous illustrations, and add to the usefulness of the text.