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The Sound of Gravel

The Sound of Gravel
A Memoir

by Ruth Wariner

  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release : 2016-01-05
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1250077710
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An instant New York Times bestseller “A haunting, harrowing testament to survival." — People Magazine “An addictive chronicle of a polygamist community.” — New York Magazine “Unforgettable” — Entertainment Weekly The thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children, Ruth Wariner grew up in polygamist family on a farm in rural Mexico. In The Sound of Gravel, she offers an unforgettable portrait of the violence that threatened her community, her family’s fierce sense of loyalty, and her own unshakeable belief in the possibility of a better life. An intimate, gripping tale of triumph and courage, The Sound of Gravel is a heart-stopping true story.

Six Names of Beauty

Six Names of Beauty
A Book

by Crispin Sartwell

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-07-24
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1000159108
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it's also in the language we use and everywhere in the world around us. In this elegant, witty, and ultimately profound meditation on what is beautiful, Crispin Sartwell begins with six words from six different cultures - ancient Greek's 'to kalon', the Japanese idea of 'wabi-sabi', Hebrew's 'yapha', the Navajo concept 'hozho', Sanskrit 'sundara', and our own English-language 'beauty'. Each word becomes a door onto another way of thinking about, and looking at, what is beautiful in the world, and in our lives. In Sartwell's hands these six names of beauty - and there could be thousands more - are revealed as simple and profound ideas about our world and our selves.

Making and Unmaking of Puget Sound

Making and Unmaking of Puget Sound
A Book

by Gary C. Howard,Matthew R. Kaser

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2022-01-28
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0429945914
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Puget Sound is a complex fjord-estuary system in Washington State that is connected to the Pacific Ocean by the Juan de Fuca Strait and surrounded by several large population centers. The watershed is enormous, covering nearly 43,000 square kilometers with thousands of rivers and streams. Geological forces, volcanos, Ice Ages, and changes in sea levels make the Sound a biologically dynamic and fascinating environment, as well as a productive ecosystem. Human activity has also influenced the Sound. Humans built several major cities, such as Seattle and Tacoma, have dramatically affected the Puget Sound. This book describes the natural history and evolution of Puget Sound over the last 100 million years through the present and into the future. Key Features Summarizes a complex geological, geographical, and ecological history Reviews how the Puget Sound has changed and will likely change in the future Examines the different roles of various drivers of the Sound’s ecosystem function Includes the role of humans—both first people and modern populations. Explores Puget Sound as an example of general bay ecological and environmental issues

Ilocano Dictionary and Grammar

Ilocano Dictionary and Grammar
Ilocano-English, English-Ilocano

by Carl Ralph Galvez Rubino

  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 2000-12-01
  • Pages : 864
  • ISBN : 9780824820886
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This root-based dictionary of the Ilocano language (Iloko), the lingua franca of Northern Luzon, and historically the language of the majority of Filipino immigrants to the USA, includes entries for roots and affixes with illustrative sentences, idioms, common derivations and scientific names.

Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation

Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation
Poetics of Exile

by Carmen Bugan

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-12-02
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1351191896
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Poetry born of historical upheaval bears witness both to actual historical events and considerations of poetics. Under the duress of history the poet, who is torn between lamentation and celebration, seeks to achieve distance from his troubled times. Add to this a deep love for and commitment to the Irish and English poetic traditions, and a strong desire to search for models outside his culture, and you have the poetry of the Irish Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney (1939-). In this study, Carmen Bugan looks at how the poetry of Seamus Heaney, born of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, has encountered the'historically-tested imaginations' of Czeslaw Milosz, Joseph Brodsky, Osip Mandelstam, and Zbigniew Herbert, as he aimed to fulfil a Horatian poetics, a poetry meant to both instruct and delight its readers. Carmen Bugan is the author of a collection of poems, Crossing the Carpathians, and a memoir, Burying the Typewriter."

Sturgeon Reach

Sturgeon Reach
Shifting Currents At The Heart of the Fraser

by Terry Glavin,Ben Parfitt

  • Publisher : New Star Books
  • Release : 2012-11-15
  • Pages : 69
  • ISBN : 1554200601
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sturgeon Reach is the name some have given to a stretch of the Fraser River between Hope and Pitt Meadows, where its flow slows, and it deposits the gravel it's been carrying from the province's interior. Its story is one of rocks and stones, from its geological origins, from the mythic beginnings of human settlement, and from the arrival of Simon Fraser through to the onslaught of dykes and roads and bridges and foundations that today threaten the river's essential nature. Sturgeon Reach hosts an incredible array of life, from giant black cottonwoods to a creature that dates from the age of dinosaurs –– the remarkable white sturgeon. This stretch of river is the spawning ground for major salmon runs. And for millennia, it has also been the home of the Sto:lo Indians. How can we now live well along a river that has a ceaseless desire to overflow its banks and set its own course? How can we allow the life that the river's character fosters to persist in the face of overwhelming development? In the 20th book in the Transmontanus series, Terry Glavin and Ben Parfitt explore Sturgeon Reach — its geography, its history, its critical role in the coastal ecosystem, and the compelling story it tells about competing human needs.

Our Bodies, Our Bikes

Our Bodies, Our Bikes
A Book

by Elly Blue,April Streeter

  • Publisher : Microcosm Publishing
  • Release : 2015-10-19
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1621063658
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Our Bodies, Our Bikes is a resource and companion for women who ride bicycles. Through personal stories, how-to guidelines, and factual information, contributors explore the intersection of cycling and women's health, from bike fit to clothing, from periods to childbirth, from media representation to gender presentation and reproductive rights. Our diverse contributors demystify and elucidate women's issues in cycling in a practical, friendly, and down to earth manner.

The Obsidian Dagger: Being the Further Extraordinary Adventures of Horatio Lyle

The Obsidian Dagger: Being the Further Extraordinary Adventures of Horatio Lyle
Number 2 in series

by Catherine Webb

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0748111131
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There seem to be some odd things going on in the city of London, lately. Take the murders, for instance; quite peculiar. And those missing statues - what's going on there? And shouldn't Saint Paul's have a roof? Odd. . . Horatio Lyle, of course, is no stranger to. . . well, strangeness. In fact, he finds the lure of the unknown quite invigorating. But having just survived the most frightening episode in his life, the last thing he wants is that pompous Lord Lincoln sticking his nose in again and demanding that he take on another case the police are too thick to solve. Of course, His Lordship can be painfully persuasive at times, so it should come as no surprise that Lyle, along with his young proteges Tess (the thief) and Thomas (the toff), and his faithful hound Tate (the smart one), is soon up to his cravat in events of a singularly unscientific nature. Actually, it would all be terribly exciting if only they weren't trying to kill him.

American Vampire

American Vampire
A Book

by Casey Lytle

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2000-12-19
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1469703173
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is my life, my reality. I am not a vampire, not a real one anyway. I am simply the lucky lottery winner of an all-star line-up of illness. From Anemia to Xeroderma Pigmentosum and all points between. The real diseases which have helped created the Vampire myth. Yes, I drink blood and my skin burns in sunlight. But I don't change into animals and I don't live forever. Not by a longshot. I'll be lucky to see thirty. So will my friends. We share the challenges of our disease, and the dream of living a normal life, as unlikely as that may be.

Sailing Directions for the Kattegat and the Sound

Sailing Directions for the Kattegat and the Sound
Skagen to Falsterbo Including Fakse Bugt

by United States. Hydrographic Office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1956
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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My Name is Criminal

My Name is Criminal
A Book

by Jessica Shubert

  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Release : 2020-11-06
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 1640271015
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The great northern nation of Tersatellus is supposed to be perfect. They have vehicles that drive themselves. They power everything with lightning. They even have a digital Plexus of codes that connect every citizen together via chips implanted in their heads. However, some citizens find this idea sketchy (or they’re up to something and don’t want to get caught), and they choose to have themselves extracted from this Plexus. From there, the cutouts, as they’re called, have a

Breaking the Sound Barrier

Breaking the Sound Barrier
A Book

by Amy Goodman,Denis Moynihan

  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN : 193185999X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a collection of the author's commentaries from Democracy now!, the daily grassroots global news hour that broadcasts the program via radio, satellite and cable television, and Internet.

Prophet of Bones

Prophet of Bones
A Book

by Ted Kosmatka

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2013-04-25
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1405910313
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Prophet of Bones is a thrilling novel by Ted Kosmatka. An ancient discovery. A hidden past. A deadly conspiracy to bury the truth. He was told his was the only name on their list. But for brilliant young anthropologist Paul Carlsson, asked to examine the cache of bones found on as remote Indonesian jungle island, fascination soon turns to fear. Because waiting for him east of Java is evidence of something that shouldn't exist; a revelation that if made public will turn scientific and religious orthodoxy on its head. If Carlsson discovers the truth too many powerful interests have far too much to lose. But not every prophet is without honour. And Carlsson, alone and on the run, is determined to reveal the discovery to a world in which the church and science have conspired to hide it. A world which, it's been proven, is only 5,800 years old... Prophet of Bones is Ted Kosmata's enthralling second novel. The Games showcased Kosmata's imaginative genius and Prophet of Bones is no different. Fans of Robert Harris, Michael Crichton and Sam Bourne will be hooked. Praise for Ted Kosmata: 'A masterwork of intrigue and menace. I was enthralled.' Clive Cussler 'A hell of a storyteller ... one of those increasingly rare novels that immediately takes you on a journey into the world of the author's wondrous imagination ... truly hard to put down.This is what a novel is about.' Nelson DeMille Ted Kosmatka studied biology at Indiana University. He has worked as a zookeeper, steel mill worker, lab technician, and videogame writer for the extremely successful studio, Valve, publisher of mega-hits such as the Half-Life series and Portal. His work has been nominated for both the Nebula and Hugo awards and won the 2010 Asimov's Reader's Choice Award. He lives in the American Pacific North-west. www.tedkosmatka.com

Lament for the Living

Lament for the Living
A Book

by David Nicol

  • Publisher : tbfMedia
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9780957545205
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Forget the dead; Lament for the Living. After the zombie apocalypse, the survivors have to decide how to rebuild their lives. Having watched society literally devour itself, those that are left struggle to continue along the path of humanity. In the three years since the Outbreak that caused society to devour itself, groups of survivors have struggled to rebuild their lives. While one group seeks to stay off the radar, another is sweeping across the country. However, even in the relative safety of The Sanctuary, not everything is as it seems. Follow the story of Sacks as she joins the ranks of the Rangers, only for her life to be turned upside for the second time.

Country Living Your House, Your Home

Country Living Your House, Your Home
Randy Florke's Decorating Essentials

by Randy Florke,Nancy Jane Becker

  • Publisher : Hearst Books
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781588164117
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An accessible decorating primer explains how to incorporate three crucial details of design--comfort, economy, and color--into one's personal decorating approach, helping readers transform their home with a series of real-life examples, inspirational details, and innovative suggestions for easy, thrifty, and stylish decorating. Homestyle Book Club.

WerewolveSS

WerewolveSS
A Book

by Jerry Ahern

  • Publisher : Speaking Volumes
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1612323340
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Private Family Matter

A Private Family Matter
A Memoir

by Victor Rivas Rivers

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2006-04-29
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1416534687
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This is a story about how I was saved by love at a time when most people considered me beyond rescue," begins Victor Rivas Rivers in this powerful chronicle of how he escaped the war zone of domestic violence -- too often regarded as a "private family matter" -- and went on to become a good man, a film star, and a prominent activist. The Cuban-born author begins by recalling when he was kidnapped, along with three of his siblings, by his own father, who abandoned Victor's pregnant mother and took the children on a cross-country hell-ride that nearly ended in a fatal collision. This journey of survival portrays with riveting detail how, instead of becoming a madman like his father, Victor was saved by a band of mortal angels. Miraculously, seven families stepped forward, along with teachers and coaches, to empower him on his road from gang member to class president, through harrowing and hilarious football adventures at Florida State and with the Miami Dolphins, to overcoming the Hollywood odds and becoming a champion for all those impacted by domestic violence. Though at times Victor's odyssey is heartbreaking and disturbing, A Private Family Matter is ultimately a triumphant testament to humanity, courage, and love. Profound and poignant, it is a compelling memoir with a cause. Victor Rivers's way of thanking all the angels and advocates who made a difference in his life is by trying to make a difference in all of ours.

Sailing Directions for the Kattegat and the Sound, Skagen to Falsterbo, Including Fakse Bugt

Sailing Directions for the Kattegat and the Sound, Skagen to Falsterbo, Including Fakse Bugt
A Book

by United States. Naval Oceanographic Office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1956
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mama's Prayers

Mama's Prayers
A Book

by Dennis Phillips

  • Publisher : Infinity Publishing
  • Release : 2006-04
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 0741428776
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A faithful mother, Thelma Jackson, prays regularly for her grown son, William, though unaware of difficulties he is facing. William then experiences tangible and divine answers to his mother's prayers.

Sometimes the Wolf

Sometimes the Wolf
A Book

by Urban Waite

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-03-26
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1471139263
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sheriff Patrick Drake tried to lead an upstanding life and maintain some financial stability until his wife passed away. He did okay for a while, singlehandedly raising his family in a small mountain town. Then he was hit with money troubles, fell in with some unsavoury men, and ended up convicted of one of the biggest crimes in local history. Twelve years later Patrick is on parole under the watchful eye of his son Bobby, who just happens to be a deputy sheriff in his father's old department. Bobby hasn't had it easy, either. He's carried the weight of his father's guilt, forsaking his own dreams, and put off the knowledge that his own marriage could be stronger and more hopeful. Yet no matter how much distance he's tried to put between himself, his father, his grandfather, and the past, small town minds can have very long memories. But trouble isn't done with the Drakes - and a terrifying threat boils up from Patrick's old life. And this time, no one will be spared…