The Lost Art of a Dying Breed

The Lost Art of a Dying Breed
Author: Matthew Jackson
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2011-10-11
ISBN: 146537048X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Art of a Dying Breed Book Excerpt:

The Lost Art of a Dying Breed features 4 short stories and a myriad of poetry blended throughout. The Guardian is a story of a young man attempting to rescue a young woman from a rapidly hope fading situation. The Big Hurt is a science fiction tale of revenge, sacrifice and forgiveness, as the hero attempts to thwart the birth of an evil galactic government. Dialogue is a romantic drama about pain and love. Agent Zero is on the trail of a serial killer in the fourth tale. Completing the series is my rules on surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, pure stereotypical satire and comedy.

Always a Rolling Stone

Always a Rolling Stone
Author: Mr. Alan Greenhalgh
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-03-27
ISBN: 0977584461
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Always a Rolling Stone Book Excerpt:

Always a Rolling Stone is a true story written with all the earthy excitement and suspense of work of fiction. Encompassing an extraordinary life of bittersweet memories, heartache, hardship and triumph the story provides incites into an austere, violent childhood spent in the working class suburbs of Sydney during the 1950’s. It takes the reader on a tortuous life journey encompassing a unique period in outback Australia and an exciting career in the New Zealand Police during the turbulent years of the 1960’s and 70’s as the police transitioned from a rough, bullying macho group of eclectic individuals to a proud professional service. The story provides an amazing incite into a life dedicated to public service in the police search and rescue, diving, armed offenders and team policing squads and later in the Australian Protective Service counter terrorist first response unit. The reader will gain incite into the terrible personal toll resulting from the stresses faced by police officers everywhere.

The One Percenter Encyclopedia

The One Percenter Encyclopedia
Author: Bill Hayes
Publsiher: Motorbooks International
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN: 0760360537
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One Percenter Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

Ever wonder how the Hells Angels got their name, or about that little demonic critter on the Pagan's patch? What about the local one-percenter motorcycle club that hangs out at the corner bar? What goes on there? This book answers these questions and more. The One-Percenter Encyclopedia: The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite features concise entries that include information on founding chapters, founding dates, number of chapters and members, club and leadership biographies, and more. This book covers all the major clubs--Hells Angels, Outlaws, Pagans, Mongols, Vagos--as well as lesser-known clubs from around the world.

Livestock Biodiversity

Livestock Biodiversity
Author: Stephen J. G. Hall
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 1405148098
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Livestock Biodiversity Book Excerpt:

Livestock biodiversity is integral to our culture, history, environment, economy and, most importantly, our future. Thousands of livestock breeds, from relatively small genetic pools, have evolved over time to suit particular environments and farming systems. This is both the result of natural processes and of human needs for specialized livestock – as our knowledge of genetics continues to increase we achieve a greater understanding of how this biodiversity evolved. This book offers a detailed and comprehensive overview of livestock biodiversity. It explores the history behind it, shows how livestock biodiversity can be utilized as animal genetic resources through breed development and by crossbreeding, examines the state of world livestock biodiversity today, and emphasizes the importance of conserving and developing the biodiversity of livestock. Special consideration is given to: • How livestock biodiversity arose and is maintained in relation to human society • How it can be used in sustainable agricultural development • How it can be conserved for the benefit of present and future generations • Why conservation biologists, as well as agriculturists, should be involved in its protection

Za Mari

Za Mari
Author: Victor DiNardo
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2022-04-14
ISBN: 1669820637
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Za Mari Book Excerpt:

This writing is to honor the many early post war immigrants who ventured from their birth place and familiar homeland, in search, for hopes of a better future. The hardships and sacrifices they endured can only be experienced in words. The historic reality would be unbearable in today’s standards. They arrived in a vast foreign environment with only what they could carry in their hands. They had no guaranteed promises or security to comfort them. Most troubling of all, they were illiterate and had no means of verbal communication. They were adventurous, equipped with only strong will and strong backs. Their first and only priority was the minimal of food and sheltered protection from the elements for their family. Early periods were filled with days of uncertainty, hunger and sleeplessness.

Adirondack Portraits

Adirondack Portraits
Author: Jeanne Robert Foster
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1986-09-01
ISBN: 9780815602057
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adirondack Portraits Book Excerpt:

Adirondack Portraits: A Piece of Time is a moving poetic statement about the Adirondack wilderness and the people who fought the mountains’ relentless environment to settle there at the end of the nineteenth century. The book is also about the remarkable Jeanne Robert Foster (1879–1970). Born in poverty in the Adirondacks, as a young woman she emerged in the center of the literary and artistic circles of her day, an associate of Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, and the Yeatses, father and son. Adirondack Portraits gives us a glimpse into the early life of Jeanne and some of the influences that helped her step from a harsh physical existence into the unforgettable world of New York, Paris, and London in the 1920s. Above all, her poems and prose pieces are, in the words of Alfred Kazin, “an attempt to recover a vanished time, to record with love and admiration and enduring wonder a life of hardship, endless exertion, and perhaps above all, the kind of isolation that used to dominate country life in America.”

Fire and Flood

Fire and Flood
Author: Val St. Crowe
Publsiher: Punk Rawk Books
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2017-02-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire and Flood Book Excerpt:

When my fiancé Lachlan Flint finds out that his daughter’s killer has been murdered in a locked cell with no apparent entry points, he says he has to take a crack at the case. He says it’s a thought experiment, but I’m fairly sure it’s about closure. Nothing has had a deeper affect on Lachlan than the death of his daughter. Normally, I’d be all for closure, but things are getting bad with the Green King. The ancient sea monster attacked my hotel with a supernatural tidal wave that closed me down for business and put us all in danger. I want to figure out how to stop the Green King, not go off and try to solve murders. But, as I said, nothing has had a deeper affect on Lachlan, so off we all go to Texas, where we’re neck deep in prison politics and shady suspects. All the while, the Green King closes in. Topics: urban fantasy, shifters, dragons, fairy tales, legends, magic, fantasy romance, witch, witches, witch fantasy, contemporary fantasy, shapeshifter, dragon romance, dragon urban fantasy, supernatural mystery, paranormal, paranormal romance, urban fantasy series, love, gothic, dark fantasy, new adult, alpha, anti-hero, strong female lead, kickass female, kickass woman, badass woman, mystery, murder mystery, procedural, police, paranormal mystery, witch mystery, dragon mystery,

Patched

Patched
Author: Jarrod Gilbert
Publsiher: Auckland University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 1869407784
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patched Book Excerpt:

The Devil's Henchmen throwing Molotov cocktails at the Epitaph Riders in Christchurch's first gang war. Prime Minister Rob Muldoon surrounded by Black Power members at the Royal Tiger Tavern in Wellington. The Magogs and the Mothers, PEP schemes and P dealers, patches and ridgies, colours and class: for five decades gangs have had a massive impact on New Zealand life.

This Day s Death

This Day s Death
Author: John Rechy
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 0802193161
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Day s Death Book Excerpt:

A novel on the legality of love from the author of City of Night, “one of the few original American writers of the last century” (Gore Vidal, public intellectual and author of I Told You So). A man confronts the twin nightmares of death and silent injustice in John Rechy’s third novel. While juggling the care of his ailing mother, a young law student stands trial in Los Angeles on a charge that exposes him to the depths and intricacies of society’s twisted conceptions of justice and privacy. In This Day’s Death, “[Rechy] deals with experience from the inside, and it’s possible he offers us more unevaluated and uncodified homosexual feeling than any writer in the United States today” (The New York Times). Praise for John Rechy “Rechy shows great comic and tragic talent. He is truly a gifted novelist.” —Christopher Isherwood, author and playwright “His tone rings absolutely true, is absolutely his own, and he has the kind of discipline which allows him a rare and beautiful recklessness. He tells the truth, and tells it with such passion that we are forced to share in the life he conveys. This is a most humbling and liberating achievement.” —James Baldwin, novelist, playwright, and activist “His uncompromising honesty as a gay writer has provoked as much fear as admiration . . . John Rechy doesn’t fit into categories. He transcends them. His individual vision is unique, perfect, loving and strong.” —Carolyn See, author of Dreaming: Hard Luck and Good Times in America

Dogopedia

Dogopedia
Author: Justine Hankins
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN: 1472224817
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dogopedia Book Excerpt:

DOGOPEDIA is a crucial compendium that educates and entertains with facts about everything from wolf ancestry and dog physiology to canine reindeer herders and magicians. It explains how dogs train their owners, and debunks the many myths about our four-legged friends - such as the belief that they see in black and white - while investigating the mysteries of canine psychology: what does that guilty face really mean and how come dogs seem to know when we're coming home? This wonderful collection of canine curiosities also explores the place of dogs in the human imagination, from cartoons and literary characters to ghosts and dog-headed saints. The clever dogs, the cute dogs, the bizarre dogs and the devoted, hard-working dogs are all put under scrutiny, giving us even more reasons to utterly adore our canine companions. Drawing on the vast body of knowledge belonging to the world's most famous dogs and cats home, DOGOPEDIA is the ideal present for every dog lover.

My Heart s Inkwell

My Heart s Inkwell
Author: Carol Grey Honza
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN: 1490851488
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Heart s Inkwell Book Excerpt:

My Heart's Inkwell Is the reader's best browsing friend! This book of poetry and short stories is a life-long collection of writings developed from the author's dreams, visions, and life's tapestry. It invokes passions that are inspired by the time-honored emotions of Faith, Hope and Love. The passages are meant to stir the Heart, challenge the Mind, and inspire the Soul... The author's book debut in 2013, A Mystery At St. Ann's - The Orphan's Christmas Miracle has received wide-ranging positive reviews.

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin Volume 6 1856 1857

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin  Volume 6  1856 1857
Author: Professor Charles Darwin,Charles Darwin,Frederick Burkhardt,Sydney Smith
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 1985
ISBN: 9780521255868
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin Volume 6 1856 1857 Book Excerpt:

A collection of the letters of Charles Darwin portrays his personal life and the development of his scientific theories

The Pass

The Pass
Author: John van Buren
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN: 1499009224
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pass Book Excerpt:

The Pass is a humorous yarn about the first eight years of John van Buren’s farming career. Set at Okuku Pass Station in North Canterbury, New Zealand, the book follows John as he learns the arts of farming, rodoeing, playing rugby and generally having a good time in rural New Zealand. Told in the manner of a good kiwi bloke, the story will have you laughing with and at the characters you meet along the way. Enjoy the mirth as you saddle up and ride your way through the pages of this epic tale, told in a gripping, no holds barred narrative.

The Great Agony Pure Laughter of the Gods

The Great Agony   Pure Laughter of the Gods
Author: Jamala Safari
Publsiher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-07-01
ISBN: 1415204780
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Agony Pure Laughter of the Gods Book Excerpt:

Risto Mahuno’s agony is what happens to his sweetheart Néné, to his cousin, and to himself. In the east of the Congo, where the border with Rwanda is also the border between life and death, the boys are abducted and forced to become soldiers, the girls raped. Far too much happens for 15-year-old children. Néné is claimed by the warlord, Risto’s cousin killed, and Risto, his eyes already dead, is beaten to the brink. His fate flings him south, on a fraught journey by foot or whatever ride he can get, to Mozambique, where he arrives with even less of himself left. And yet the gods are laughing, for Risto’s journey back holds promise of love, peace and family.

Soliloquy

Soliloquy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2000-02-01
ISBN: 1476841837
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soliloquy Book Excerpt:

Your one-stop classical workshop! At last, over 175 of Shakespeare's finest and most performable monologues taken from all thirty-seven plays are here in two easy-to-use volumes (Men and Women). Selections travel the entire spectrum of the great dramatist's vision, from comedies, wit and romances, to tragedies, pathos and histories.

The Dragnet

The Dragnet
Author: Bhaskar Thakuria
Publsiher: Partridge Publishing
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN: 1543704220
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dragnet Book Excerpt:

‘Alexis is a womanizer recovering from a temporary illness that cut short his previous associations. He was coming to terms with his new life that limits his affairs and leaves him with his own thoughts. But fate had to intervene in the form of a university girl he befriends who gets killed suddenly, leaving him with the unfinished remains of a novel by his favourite writer. That manuscript leads him into a sleepy, mysterious town which was the scene of a disappearance a few months ago. And his pursuit for a successful ending to the novel leads him into a moral and intellectual labyrinth- at once sensual and sinister- that shows no sign of ending.

Happiness is a Cool Reactor

Happiness is a Cool Reactor
Author: G.J. Reed
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2021-05-12
ISBN: 1662420447
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happiness is a Cool Reactor Book Excerpt:

Happiness Is a Cool Reactor A Journey in Nuclear Power Influenced by the Three Mile Island Accident Nuclear power has been and continues to be a mystery to many people. This book tells the story of the journey of an average individual who, for over forty years, because of unintentional turns of events, became an active member of the industry and learned to understand and support this challenging but rewarding technology. With global warming and growing demands for energy worldwide, nuclear power plants in conjunction with renewable energy sources is the most promising way to support our future generations. This book describes the fundamental concepts associated with nuclear power in a manner that can be easily understood by the average individual. It puts into perspective the risks from nuclear plant operation while using the 1979 Three Mile Island accident as a backdrop. It also explains the effects from uncontrolled reactor accidents like Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi in a balanced perspective and explains how the industry has learned from these tragic events to become a much safer one. You will learn about the fission process and how it is controlled, as well as how unstable atoms produce radiation and heat in the reactor core. The book describes how this heat continues to be generated even after a reactor is shut down and thus systems are designed to try to keep the core cool at all times, even during accidents. When a reactor cannot be kept cool, then emergency plans must be activated that provide measures to provide public protection. This book describes how these plans work and are regularly tested. You will also learn about radiation exposure controls that have improved over time and how you can calculate how much exposure to radiation that you personally receive on an annual basis.

City of Dragons Books 1 3

City of Dragons  Books 1 3
Author: Val St. Crowe
Publsiher: Punk Rawk Books
Total Pages: 734
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Dragons Books 1 3 Book Excerpt:

When Detective Lachlan Flint of the Sea City Police asks for my help advising him with cases involving magical creatures, I'm hesitant. Sure, I'm a dragon shifter, and I've got gargoyle friends and drake friends, and I've fought off a vampire motorcycle gang or two. The name's Penny Caspian. Nice to meet you. I've got the knowledge and the experience to be a consultant. But there's some deep-down trouble in that detective's hollow eyes, and I got enough problems of my own, chief among them my psycho ex-husband who can't seem to let go. So, I'm hesitant. But I don't say no. This is my city, and I protect my own. Check out the first three books in the City of Dragons series, bundled together for your convenience.

Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels
Author: Bill Hayes
Publsiher: Motorbooks
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN: 0760345791
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hell on Wheels Book Excerpt:

"Bill Hayes' Hell on Wheels is an illustrated history to many motorcycle clubs' histories, including the stories, slogans, insignias, characters, and conflicts that made each club what it is today"--

Crime Law and Justice in New Zealand

Crime  Law and Justice in New Zealand
Author: Greg Newbold
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2016-06-03
ISBN: 1317275616
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Law and Justice in New Zealand Book Excerpt:

Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand examines the recent crime trends and the social, political, and legal changes in New Zealand from the end of the twentieth century to the present. Serving as the only New Zealand–specific criminal justice text, this book takes a direct look at what is unique about the country’s criminal justice system and recent crime trends. Crime rates peaked in the early 1990s and have fallen since. Newbold considers why this happened through factors such as economy, ethnic composition, changing cultural trends, and legislative developments in policing and criminal justice. He unpacks various types of crime separately—violent crime, property crime, drug crime, gang crime, organised crime, etc.—and examines each in terms of the various complex factors affecting it, using illustrative examples from recent high-profile cases. The cover photo for Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand was taken by Jono Rotman.