Ice Is Black

Author: Laurent Baheux

Publisher: TeNeues

ISBN: 9783961710485

Category: Nature

Page: 191

View: 360


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


Page: 448

View: 6813


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.

Weather Whys

Facts, Myths, and Oddities

Author: Paul Yeager

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101184906

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 5231


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

View: 7415


"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

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

View: 5398


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.

The Ice is Singing

Author: Jane Rogers

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857869507

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1756


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.

Tod ist nur ein Wort

Romantic Suspense

Author: Anne Stuart

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3955762815

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7965


Ein Wort zuviel hat die junge Dolmetscherin Chloe auf Château Mirabeau gehört: Legolas - ein Codewort für Waffenschmuggel! Kein Zweifel: Die vermeintlich seriösen Geschäftsleute, für die sie ein Wochenende lang auf dem Schloss übersetzt, handeln mit dem Tod. Vorsichtig belauscht Chloe ihre Gespräche in fremden Sprachen weiter. Doch nicht vorsichtig genug: Als unliebsame Zeugin ist ihr Mord bereits geplant. Ihr Leben scheint verspielt - bis der charismatische Bastien Toussaint, der ihr auf dem Château gefährlich nahe gekommen ist und den sie für ein Kartellmitglied gehalten hat, mit ihr nach Paris flieht ...

One King's Way

Author: Harry Harrison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575115963

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7051


It was a changed world. No longer did the black monks of the Christian Church own half of England and extend their deadly domain over their flock. No longer did the murderous Ragnarssons and their Viking hordes ravage the shires unopposed. Now, in the year 867 AD, those who wished to be Christian were free to worship without the heavy yoke of the ever-hungry Church. Those who did not could follow the Asgarth Way, the Norse religion that paid homage to the gods of Asgard: Othin, Thor, Frey...and Rig. Rig, the patron - perhaps the father? - of Shef Sigvarthsson. Whose new weapons and battle strategy had defeated both the battle-hardened Vikings and the Frankish knights of Pope Nicholas' failed Crusade. While enemies plotted, Shef left England by ship, to avoid the wedding of his ally, Alfred of Wessex, to his childhood love, Godive. Shipwrecked on the Frisian Coast he begins a journey that will keep him away from England for months and years, and add more legends to his already myth-shrouded life. In One King's Way Harry Harrison Continues the story of Shef Sigvarthsson, god-chosen warrior and mystic. From the Vikings of the North Sea to the scheming priests of Germany, from the frozen northern lands to the snow-covered Finnish tundra, he fights his way towards overwhelming kingship. While his supernatural allies and enemies engage in a shadowy battle for his future. This is historical fantasy of the highest order, from a giant of the genre.

A Grace Given

A Father's Love for a Dying Child

Author: Kent Gilges

Publisher: Scepter Publishers

ISBN: 1594171823

Category: Faith

Page: 256

View: 8709


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.


Author: Patricia Oudit

Publisher: Silverback Books

ISBN: 9782752801241

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 114

View: 2432


The spectacular photographs of snowboarding events contained in this books will excite the simple sportsmen and international stars alike.

All the Men Are Sleeping

Author: D.R. MacDonald

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385672152

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 3126


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.

Under a Black Cloud

Our Atmosphere Under Attack

Author: Frank Spalding

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1435850211

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6544


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

Solar Labyrinth

Exploring Gene Wolfe's BOOK OF THE NEW SUN

Author: Robert Borski

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595765378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

View: 9066


Gene Wolfe's BOOK OF THE NEW SUN has been hailed by both critics and readers as quite possibly the best science fiction novel ever written. And yet at the same time, like another masterpiece of fiction, James Joyce's Ulysses, it's been deemed endlessly complex and filled with impenetrable mysteries. Now, however, in the first book-length investigation of Wolfe's literary puzzlebox, Robert Borski takes you inside the twisting corridors of the tetralogy and along the way reveals his solutions to many of the novel's conundrums and riddles, such as who really is Severian's lost twin sister (almost certainly not who you think) and why he believes the novel's main character may not even be the torturer Severian. Furthermore, and in essay after essay, Borski demonstrates how a single master key will unlock many of the book's secret relationships-all in the attempt to guide you through the labyrinth that is Gene Wolfe's BOOK OF THE NEW SUN.

Ice in the Ocean

Author: Peter Wadhams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789056992965

Category: Science

Page: 364

View: 501


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.

The Mystical Pleasures of Chocolate


Author: Ronn Edmundson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469760355

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 2282


Since I have been a lover and student of chocolate since birth, I have looked at the seductive, high gloss covers for books dedicated to the use of chocolate for desserts. What has drawn me to those books has been the eye arresting graphic designs, lettering and rich, provocative dark and milk chocolate jackets. Since my book explores the metaphoric and symbolic quality of chocolate women, then the analogy works perfectly on multiple levels of meaning. For example, according to chocolate connoisseurs, chocolate was the food of the mythic gods of the Mayans and Aztecs. Moreover, the sun played a dynamic role in the germination of this plant that eventually became the rage of Europe and then America. Like chocolate, chocolate women come in a spectrum of flavors, colors, textures, sounds and scents. Moreover, gentlemen who have made it their life's work to know the spectrum of chocolate tend to become chocolate connoisseurs. Hence my meditations celebrate the spectrum of chocolate women who are works of art.

Hockey For Dummies

Author: John Davidson,John Steinbreder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053567

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 7882


Weißer Himmel, Schwarzes Eis

Ein Fall für Nathan Active. Kriminalroman. Ein Fall für Nathan Active (1)

Author: Stan Jones

Publisher: Unionsverlag

ISBN: 3293307205

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6953


Als sich in Chukchi, einem kleinen Städtchen im hohen Norden, mysteriöse Selbstmorde häufen, wird Alaska State Trooper Nathan Active neugierig. Nathan Active ist selbst Inupiat, glaubt aber nicht an den Klatsch über einen alten Schamanenfluch gegen den Clan. Von Amts wegen – Alaska State Troopers sollen sich nicht in die Angelegenheiten der Stadt-Polizei einmischen – gehen ihn diese Dinge auch nichts an. Er fängt an zu schnüffeln und steckt bald bis zum Hals in einem Umweltskandal, der ihn Kopf, Kragen und Karriere kosten kann. Als Actives Vorgesetzte nervös werden, weiß er, dass er auf der richtigen Spur ist.

The Experience of Science

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: I.F. Goldstein,M. Goldstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306415388

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 7885


Our earlier book, How We Know: An Exploration of the Scientific Process, was written to give some conception of what the scientific approach is like, how to recognize it, how to distinguish it from other approaches to understanding the world, and to give some feeling for the intellectual excitement and aesthetic satisfactions of science. These goals represented our concept of the term "scientific literacy." Though the book was written for the general reader, to our surprise and gratification it was also used as a text in about forty colleges, and some high schools, for courses in science for the non-scientist, in methodology of science for social and behavioral sciences, and in the philosophy of science. As a result we were encouraged to write a textbook with essentially the same purpose and basic approach, but at a level appropriate to college students. We have drawn up problems for those chapters that would benefit from them, described laboratory experiments that illustrate important points discussed in the text, and made suggestions for additional readings, term papers, and other projects. Throughout the book we have introduced a number of chapters and appendices that provide examples of the uses of quantitative thinking in the sciences: logic, math ematics, probability, statistics, and graphical representation.

The Cottage Book : a Collection of Practical Advice

Author: Frank B. Edwards

Publisher: Newburgh, Ont. : Hedgehog Productions

ISBN: 9781895261035

Category: House & Home

Page: 223

View: 5200


The beautiful coffee-table book of how-to information about cottage life and maintenance--first published to rave reviews in 1992--returns with a new cover and an illustrated guide to the weather of cottage country by illustrator John Bianchi. Full-color photos.