Description : It was almost November 2012 when Hurricane Sandy, a late arrival in an otherwise quiet tropical season, slammed into the Mid-Atlantic US coastline. Millions of residents were plunged into darkness and billions of dollars in property and infrastructure were flooded or washed away in surging waters. Blizzard conditions struck the Appalachians as the hybrid Halloween monster moved inland. Savage Sand and Surf: The Hurricane Sandy Disaster is multi-faceted examination into one of the most recent natural disasters in the United States. Scholars from multiple disciplines address a wide range of important aspects of this event, including unique meteorological and social impacts of Sandy, Sandy’s intersection with vulnerable social groups in society, and social institutions’ adaptations to the disaster. Also, different theoretical models of disasters are explored and applied to better understand and prepare for similar events in the future.
Description : John Thomas Rourke, M.D., ex-CIA covert operations Officer, weapons expert, and survival authority on the move again-searching for a cache of eighty megaton warhead missiles secreted on the New West Coast. It begins with a firefight between Brigands and a unit of U.S. II armed forces, a battle that ends with Rourke, and a seriously wounded Natalia, taking refuge on a submarine. The sight of the sunken remains of San Francisco is a grisly reminder of the Night of the War; the horde of half-dressed savages waiting on the shore, a deadly example of the madness of this brutal post-holocaust world. Surrounded now by murderous madmen and threatened by a mysterious officer who has been travelling with him, Rourke must call on all his training to escape and continue the search for his family. He must go on-he is THE SURVIVALIST.
Description : "I swooned HARD. Dark and edgy...I am sold.” - Reader Review Farrell Black is dirty, dangerous, and holds nothing sacred. Growing up on the mean streets of London, he clawed his way to the top of a criminal empire with nothing but sheer force of will and the determination to need no one. Ever. Then he met Jenna Carver, and all bets were off -- until the day she walked out of his life without a backward glance. Leaving him was the hardest thing she'd ever done. As a kid, Jenna knew how people looked at her. Like she was stupid. Worthless. Poor. So she spent her life working to become someone else. Then she met Farrell Black, and their all-consuming passion blew a hole in everything she thought she knew about herself. Until she was forced to make a terrible choice. Now Jenna is back in London for her father's funeral, desperate to avoid the one man who can banish her hard-earned reason in favor of red-hot ecstasy. But when her father's death is tied to an abuse of power at the highest levels, she has no choice but to ask Farrell for help. As they work together to find answers to a puzzle that could have dangerous implications, desire threatens to undo them both - and forces Jenna to choose between keeping the secret of a lifetime and having the one man who can command her body and soul.
Description : The Ocean is a Vicious Place... Deeper and darker than Tristan could have imagined. Beneath its calm blue surface, an ancient battle is churning-and no one is safe. In the quest for the Sea Throne, Tristan has already watched one good friend die. Now he must lead the rest on a dangerous voyage in search of the trident that will make him king. But while Tristan chases his destiny, the dark forces racing against him are getting stronger, and the sea witch of his nightmares is getting closer. Battling sea dragons and savage creatures of the deep, Tristan needs his friends' support. But they each have their secrets, and a betrayal will force Tristan to choose between his crown and his best friend Layla-the only girl he's ever loved. Praise for The Vicious Deep: "A great read."-RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars "With non-stop action, hilarious dialogue, and sincere emotions that tug at your heart strings, this story has it all."-YA Bound "A delicious debut that pulled me in and kept me entranced."-Leanna Renee Hieber, author of The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart
Description : A romance of pagan Hawaii, considered one of the classic surfing books since its original publication in 1900, it is also noteworthy for its carefully historical accuracy on the ancient manners, customs, traditions, and folklore of the Hawaiian people.
Description : With a new introduction, this classic adventure tale from the creator of the Tarzan series finds Nu, a Stone Age warrior trapped in suspended animation by an earthquake, as he reawakens on Tarzan's African estate and tries to adapt to new surroundings, including a relationship with a woman from Nebraska. Reprint. (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
Description : Few can resist the lure of pristine beaches, endless coral reefs, and blazing tropical suns. The South Pacific is still largely unspoiled for travelers willing to stray a little off the beaten path. This reference gives readers a bird's-eye view of the many island groups that make up the area.
Description : Gun Violence In American Society: Crime, Justice, and Public Policy provides an in-depth, multidisciplinary investigation into one of society’s major social, public health and political concerns—death, injury, and destruction from the use of firearms. Contributors employ a variety of theoretical, methodological, and data analysis frameworks to address different gun violence issues. They explore how gun violence is created and perpetuated in society, as well as the various forms and social contexts in which it appears. The impacts of gun violence on different social groups, communities, and social institutions are also delineated. Moreover, possible solutions to gun violence are presented.
Description : Entries include the theme title, composers, performer, release date, record title and label, if the theme was used in another medium, and more, and contains TV theme trivia and quizzes