Description : Fence is an epic of fragments that is at once beautiful and beautifully strange. In his exploration of the vast, frozen Svalbard islands, poet and geographer Tim Cresswell has created a kind of exploratory poetry whose taut, minimalist lyric synthesises subjects as diverse as history, politics and Arctic ecology. Echoing the mournful atmospherics of the great Anglo-Saxon elegies, this book-length poem is a powerful meditation on places that are slipping away, where 'compass gone haywire / so north'.
Description : A remarkable creation, the Internet encompasses a diversity of networks, technologies, and organizations. The enormous volume and great variety of data carried over it give it a rich complexity and texture. It has proved difficult to characterize, understand, or model in terms of large-scale behaviors and a detailed understanding of traffic behavior. Moreover, because it is very difficult to prototype new networks-or even new networking ideas-on an interesting scale, data-driven analysis and simulation are vital tools for evaluating proposed additions and changes to its design. Some argue that a vision for the future Internet should be to provide users the quality of experience they seek and to accommodate a diversity of interests. Looking Over the Fence at Networks explores how networking research could overcome the evident obstacles to help achieve this vision for the future and otherwise better understand and improve the Internet. This report stresses looking beyond the current Internet and evolutionary modifications thereof and aims to stimulate fresh thinking within the networking research community.
Description : A sharply-perceived evocation of changing life in rural Zimbabwe during the 1960s and 1970s. Narrated from the point of view of a young boy, Godi, it follows the fortunes of a city-dwelling family who extablish a small farm in the country. As Godi grows himself, he observes the growth of the village as the people strive to resolve tensions between conflicting values and ambitions.
Description : How do you change your luck? Katherine Center’s marvelously entertaining and poignant new novel is about choosing to look for happiness—and maybe getting lucky enough to find it. Sarah Harper isn’t sure if the stupid decisions she sometimes makes are good choices in disguise—or if they’re really just stupid. But either way, after forwarding an inappropriate email to her entire company, she suddenly finds herself out of a job. So she goes home to Houston—and her sister, Mackie—for Thanksgiving. But before Sarah can share her troubles with her sister, she learns that Mackie has some woes of her own: After years of trying, Mackie’s given up on having a baby—and plans to sell on eBay the entire nursery she’s set up. Which gives Sarah a brilliant idea—an idea that could fix everyone’s problems. An idea that gives Sarah the chance to take care of her big sister for once—instead of the other way around. But nothing worthwhile is ever easy. After a decade away, Sarah is forced to confront one ghost from her past after another: the father she’s lost touch with, the memories of her mother, the sweet guy she dumped horribly in high school. Soon everything that matters is on the line—and Sarah can only hope that by changing her life she has changed her luck, too. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : If you design electronics for a living, you need Robust Electronic Design Reference Book. Written by a working engineer, who has put over 115 electronic products into production at Sycor, IBM, and Lexmark, Robust Electronic Design Reference covers all the various aspects of designing and developing electronic devices and systems that: -Work. -Are safe and reliable. -Can be manufactured, tested, repaired, and serviced. -May be sold and used worldwide. -Can be adapted or enhanced to meet new and changing requirements.
Description : Discover the joys of harvesting honey from your own backyard. Alethea Morrison outlines what you’ll need to know to make it through the first year, while stunning macrophotography by Mars Vilaubi brings the inner workings of the hive to life. With in-depth discussions of allergies, colony hierarchy, bee behavior, and more, this approachably informative guide bursts with enthusiastic encouragement. Keep your own bees, and enjoy the sweet buzz.
Description : "Juvenile mockery of poetry and the American poetry establishment, as well as excited reverence for both, are the themes of [Chelsey] Minnis's second collection."--Publishers Weekly "Decadent! Childish! . . . indulgent and melancholy . . . moments of extreme morbidity and anger."--Arielle Greenberg "Her poems take some getting used to."--Robert Strong "Many won't find her . . . acceptable at all...--Cole Swensen
Description : This book can be downloaded as a PDF file from here. This is a writing that goes deep into the various manners in which the officialdom of the new nation of India, are fooling and swindling the people of that country. The theme deals not only with corruption, but also with the various minor ways in which they are slowly enslaving the ordinary people of the nation to levels of pre-English rule times. This writing deals with satanic use of feudal language and words, social security, pension, perks, rights to exquisite privileges, social security, dying in harness, and much else. This was first written in 2007. Even though many financially strong companies were approached to help in publishing this writing for free distribution to the people, almost all of them took the stand that this was a very dangerous piece of writing, which would lead to bureaucratic disapproval and anger. All of them backed out. ഇന്ത്യയിലെ സ൪ക്കാ൪ ജീവനക്കാ൪ എങ്ങിനെയൊക്കെയാണ് ഈ നാട്ടിനേയും, നാട്ടുകാരേയും കട്ടുമുടിപ്പിക്കുന്നതെന്നും, നാട്ടുകാരെ ഇങ്ഗ്ലിഷ് ഭരണത്തിന് മുമ്പുണ്ടായിരുന്ന അടിമത്തത്തിലേക്ക് തിരിച്ചുകൊണ്ടുപോകുന്നതെന്നതിനേക്കുറിച്ചും ഉള്ള ഒരു ഗഹനമായ പഠന റിപ്പോ൪ട്ട് ആണ് ഇത്. ഇതില് സ൪ക്കാ൪ ജീവനക്കാരുടെ മാനം മുട്ടിനില്ക്കുന്ന ശമ്പളത്തേയും, പെ൯ഷനേയും, കമ്മ്യൂട്ടേഷ൯ ഓഫ് പെ൯ഷ൯ എന്ന തട്ടിപ്പിനേക്കുറിച്ചും, ജനങ്ങളറിയാത്ത മറ്റനേകം കാര്യങ്ങളെക്കുറിച്ചും, ഇന്ത്യ൯ ഫ്യൂഡല് ഭാഷകളിലെ വിഷാംശം അടങ്ങിയിരിക്കുന്ന കോഡുകളുപയോഗിച്ച് സാധാരണക്കാരെ ചളിയും, അടിമയുമാക്കുന്നതിനെക്കുറിച്ചും പ്രതിപാദിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു. ഈ ലേഖനം 2007ല് ജനങ്ങളിലേക്ക് എത്തിക്കാ൯ പല കമ്പനികളുടെ സ്പോ൯സ൪ഷിപ്പിനായി അപേക്ഷിച്ചെങ്കിലും, അവരെല്ലാം തന്നെ ഇത് അതീവ അപകടകരമായ ഒരു ലേഖനമാണെന്നും, സ൪ക്കാ൪ ജീവനക്കാരുടെ സംഘടിതമായ ശത്രുത ഇത് വാങ്ങിവെക്കും എന്ന് പറഞ്ഞ് പി൯മാറുകയുമാണ് ചെയ്തത്.
Description : The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower.The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on: The definition of an integrated poultry flock (imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle) Everything you need to know about your basic chicken (including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management)Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock (flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs. meat production, sourcing stock) How to breed and brood the flock (including breeding for genetic conservation), including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed (with tips on equipment, storage, basic ingredients, technique, grinding and mixing) Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, control crop damaging insects, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes (including Ussery's famous chicken stock!) And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, complete with extensive illustrative photos. No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.