Under Tower Peak

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Bart Paul
  • ISBN : 1611459214
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 8645

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This tautly written debut thriller was named one of the 10 Best Mysteries of 2013 by the Wall Street Journal. After two tours as a sniper in Iraq, Tommy Smith has returned to his former life as a cowboy and wilderness guide in California’s Sierra Nevada, hoping to reclaim the simplicity of his youth and heal the wounds the world can’t see. When, high on a mountain pass, he and his partner find the wrecked plane of a billionaire adventurer who disappeared months earlier, a seemingly innocent act triggers a breathtaking cycle of violence that threatens Tommy’s world. Soon he is enmeshed in the struggle between the billionaire’s trophy wife and wannabe drug lord son and their allies. Every effort to set things right draws him deeper into a bad situation and closer to needing those deadly skills that he had hoped to leave behind forever. With lean, efficient prose and dialogue that crackles with repartee, Bart Paul has written a contemporary thriller of steadily mounting suspense and ruthless action. He captures both the beauty of the high mountain wilderness and the laconic rhythms of the outfitters’ lives. In Tommy Smith he offers a protagonist whose cool competence, home-grown decency, and clarity of purpose in the face of danger suggest a brotherhood with heroes from the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Cormac McCarthy.

Trail of the Fallen

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Bart Paul
  • ISBN : 1950994635
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 3230

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A suspense-filled western noir thriller set in California's Sierra mountains—for readers of Craig Johnson and C. J. Box. Tommy Smith, former sniper and Army combat veteran, wants nothing more than to be left alone to raise his young family with his deputy-sheriff wife, Sarah, as they run a wilderness outfitting business in the eastern Sierra ranching country where they grew up. A mass breakout at Folsom Prison shatters their mountain idyll and brings back the PTSD that Tommy hoped he'd left on the battlefields of Afghanistan. Although Folsom is a hundred fifty miles west, every new atrocity by the convicted killers places them closer and closer to Tommy and his family. The escape follows by some months the theft of prototype high-end sniper rifles from the nearby Marine base, a theft that the Corps was trying to keep as quiet as possible. Soon, Tommy discovers that the list of escapees includes a name that he never wanted to hear again—that of Sarah's psychopathic first husband, whom Tommy had helped put in prison. Sidelined by law enforcement because of his closeness to the case, Tommy strikes out horseback and alone in a blizzard, where he must overcome his own demons to fight the all-too-real demon waiting for him up the trail.

Double-Edged Sword

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Bart Paul
  • ISBN : 1496224221
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 2901

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Sidney Franklin (1903-76) was the last person you'd expect to become a bullfighter. The streetwise son of a Russian Jewish cop, Sidney had an all-American boyhood in early twentieth-century Brooklyn--while hiding the fact that he was gay. A violent confrontation with his father sent him packing to Mexico City, where first he opened a business, then he opened his mouth--bragging that Americans had the courage to become bullfighters. Training with iconic matador Rodolfo Gaona, Sidney's dare spawned a legend. Following years in small-town Mexican bullrings, he put his moxie where his mouth was, taking Spain by storm as the first American matador. Sidney's 1929 rise coincided with that of his friend Ernest Hemingway's, until a bull's horn in a most inappropriate place almost ended his career--and his life. Bart Paul illuminates the artistry and violence of the mysterious ritual of the bulls as he tells the story of this remarkable character, from Franklin's life in revolutionary Mexico to his triumphs in Spain, from the pages of Death in the Afternoon to the destructive vortex of Hemingway's affair with Martha Gellhorn during the bloody Spanish Civil War. This is the story of an unlikely hero--a gay man in the most masculine of worlds who triumphed over prejudice and adversity as he achieved what no American had ever accomplished, teaching even Hemingway lessons in grace, machismo, and respect.

The Tower

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : Kelly Cordes
  • ISBN : 1938340345
  • Publisher : Patagonia
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 7361

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Patagonia’s Cerro Torre, considered by many the most beautiful peak in the world, draws the finest and most devoted technical alpinists to its climbing challenges. But controversy has swirled around this ice-capped peak since Cesare Maestri claimed first ascent in 1959. Since then a debate has raged, with world-class climbers attempting to retrace his route but finding only contradictions. This chronicle of hubris, heroism, controversies and epic journeys offers a glimpse into the human condition, and why some pursue extreme endeavors that at face value have no worth.

Dawn

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : H. Rider Haggard
  • ISBN : 1775459004
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Number of Pages : 626
  • Readers : 4125

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: H. Rider Haggard's Dawn offers something for everyone: thrilling action sequences, tender romance, and a fascinating glimpse into the social forces that governed courtship in the nineteenth century. If you prefer your tales of star-crossed lovers to be served up with a whole lot of page-turning suspense and excitement, put this novel on your must-read list.

Day Hiking in the Western Maine Mountains

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : Doug Dunlap
  • ISBN : 1608937046
  • Publisher : Down East Books
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Readers : 9296

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The mountains and foothills of western Maine are a hiker's paradise, featuring some of the finest hiking terrain in the Eastern United States. Join Registered Maine Guide Doug Dunlap on more than two dozen excursions. Hikes range from quiet stream-side rambles and waterfall hikes to gut-busting ascents to high peaks with breezy open summits. There are short walks that will take an hour or less, and there are day-long treks, all rounded out with maps, practical tips and safety advice, and even suggestions for hiking with kids and dogs.

Xu Xiake's Travels 徐霞客游记

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  • Category : Travel
  • Author : Xu Xiake
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : DeepLogic
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 4957

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Xu Xiake's Travels” (徐霞客游记) is a Chinese travelogue book, written in the 17th century. The book has 22 sections. It consists mainly of essays describing the travels of the Ming dynasty geographer Xu Xiake. Over 34 years, Xu produced more than 600,000 words, including works such as "Guizhou tour diary" and "Yunnan tour diary". This book offers detailed descriptions of geography, hydrology, geology, plants and other phenomena. It is also respected for its literary qualities and for its historicity.

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Bart Paul
  • ISBN : 1948924390
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Readers : 6597

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: For readers of Craig Johnson and C. J. Box, a taut, fast-moving contemporary thriller that builds to an explosive, action-filled conclusion. The third book in the acclaimed western thriller series that debuted with Under Tower Peak—named one of the Ten Best Mysteries of the Year by the Wall Street Journal—See That My Grave Is Kept Clean once again features Iraq War sniper and Eastern Sierra packer Tommy Smith. With his new wife, Deputy Sheriff Sarah Cathcart, and their baby daughter, he is building a home and a new life as he opens his own pack outfit in the high country of his youth. When a young girl is reported lost in the canyon above their home, Tommy leads the search, but instead of the missing child, he discovers a corpse that may hold the key to a long-unsolved local bank theft and a fortune in stolen cash. The FBI is called in. Though Tommy tries not to get involved, the promise of easy money has lured unsavory characters from the hard streets of Reno, and speculation about the missing cash is undermining the social fabric of their little town. Facing threats to his family and the way of life he is fighting to preserve, Tommy must call on all his skills to uncover the connection between the missing girl and the long-dead body—a link that will inevitably lead to an explosive showdown deep in the Sierra wilderness.

Climbing and Hiking in the Wind River Mountains

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : Joe Kelsey
  • ISBN : 1493001353
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 9837

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Now completely updated and revised with new color photos and topos, this guidebook is the ultimate resource to technical climbing routes, hiking trails, and peak-bagging routes in Wyoming's Wind River Range, a popular playground for backcountry enthusiasts and alpine rock climbers. More than 200 new climbing routes have been completed in the Wind Rivers since this book was last published in 1994, and this guide is the only comprehensive collection of information available to climbers. Includes hiking and climbing information for these areas: Ross LakesGreen RiverDinwoody GlacierPeak LakeTitcomb BasinAlpine LakesMiddle Fork LakeEast Fork ValleyBaptiste LakeCirque of the TowersDeep LakeSouth Pass

An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Ian Clark
  • ISBN : 3110374234
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Number of Pages : 210
  • Readers : 9115

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia – Case studies is concerned with the emergence of tourism in colonial Victoria, Australia. It explores a fundamental set of questions: how does a tourist site come in to being? How does a tourist gaze emerge in a ‘settler society’? How does an ‘era of discovery’ segue into ‘tourism’? And, how was the tourist map of Victoria created by settler colonists? Through the application of the classical models of MacCannell, Butler, and Gunn to construct the history of tourism at eight case studies, this work shows that Victoria’s tourism landscape is dynamic and constantly changing. There are many other significant natural and cultural attractions in Victoria and much more research needs to be undertaken to understand more fully the evolution of Victoria’s tourism landscape.

Highland Conquest

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Heather McCollum
  • ISBN : 1640637486
  • Publisher : Entangled: Amara
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 1149

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Cain Sinclair has a plan. In order to finally bring peace to his clan, he will wed the young female chief of their greatest enemy. Only problem: capturing her and forcing her back to Sinclair castle doesn’t exactly make her want to say yes. Ella Sutherland may be clever, passionate, and shockingly beautiful, but what she isn’t is willing. Every attempt Cain makes to woo her seems to backfire on him. A gift? The kitten practically claws his eyes out. A competitive game of chess? Even when he wins, he loses. It seems the only time the two ever see eye to eye is when they’re heating up Cain’s bed. Still, the only thing Ella truly wants is the one thing he cannot offer her: freedom. But when Cain discovers she’s been harboring a secret—one that could threaten both clans’ very existence—he’ll have to decide between peace for the Sinclairs or the woman who’s captured his heart. Each book in the Sons of Sinclair series is STANDALONE: * Highland Conquest * Highland Warrior * Highland Justice

Recent Progress In Many-body Theories - Proceedings Of The 9th International Conference

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : Neilson David,Bishop Raymond F
  • ISBN : 9814545236
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Number of Pages : 548
  • Readers : 6393

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Lake Louise Winter Institute is held annually to explore recent trends in physics. The proceedings contain pedagogical and review lectures by invited experts and contributed presentations by participants.

Train Wreck

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : George Bibel
  • ISBN : 1421406527
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 3733

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Using a mix of eyewitness accounts and scientific explanations, Bibel draws us into a world of forensics and human drama.Train Wreck is a fascinating exploration of; runaway trains; bearing failures; metal fatigue; crash testing ; collision dynamics; bad rails

Spark of Chaos

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Sabrina Flynn
  • ISBN : 1955207216
  • Publisher : Ink & Sea Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 404
  • Readers : 1590

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Born into slavery, bound by Fate, and forbidden to love. One faerie will do anything to be free. It’s not easy being a child of chaos. Disaster follows Isiilde wherever she goes, but that’s the least of her problems—she’s a faerie trapped in a realm of humans. And worse yet, she’s a nymph. Destined to be sold when she comes of age, Isiilde breaks into the vault of a powerful immortal to steal coin for her escape. But, instead of finding treasure, she (accidentally) releases a fiend into the realm. As penance for her crime, the immortal tasks her with capturing the fiend. Only events quickly spiral out of control amid political scheming, power-hungry madmen, and three kingdoms bidding for her ownership. One lone nymph stands at the center of destruction, with her heart bound to a man as mysterious as her strange affinity with fire. Isiilde is far more than she seems. And so is the man who wins her heart. Fate doesn’t stand a chance against a chaotic fire nymph. A character-driven high fantasy novel with coming-of-age themes, pyromaniac faerie, and friends-to-lovers tropes. Previously published as A Thread in the Tangle. A story of innocence and brutality, of love and loss, and courage and hope. It contains mature subject matter. For a list of content warnings: visit www.sabrinaflynn.com

Tatterdemalion

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sylvia Linsteadt
  • ISBN : 1783523301
  • Publisher : Unbound Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 6528

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In a ruined world, what survives are the tales we tell. Tatterdemalion is a uniquely original post-apocalyptic novel rooted in fantasy and folklore. It begins when Poppy, who speaks the languages of wild things, travels east to the mountains with the wheeled and elephantine beast, Lyoobov. He’s seeking answers to the mysteries of his birth, and the origins of a fallen world. Up in the glacial peaks, among a strange, mountainous people, a Juniper Tree takes Poppy deep into her roots and shows him the true stories of the people who made his world, people he thought were only myths. Their tales span centuries, from three hundred years in the future all the way back to our present day. It is through this feral but redemptive folklore that Poppy begins to understand the story of his own past and his place in the present. Tatterdemalion is a brilliant collaboration between the visual artist Rima Staines and the author Sylvia Linsteadt, and it features 14 original colour illustrations which inspired the story.

Du Fu

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  • Category : Poetry
  • Author : Du Fu
  • ISBN : 0307804429
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 4488

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Du Fu (712–770) is one of the undisputed geniuses of Chinese poetry—still universally admired and read thirteen centuries after his death. Now David Young, author of Black Lab, and well known as a translator of Chinese poets, gives us a sparkling new translation of Du Fu’s verse, arranged to give us a tour of the life, each “chapter” of poems preceded by an introductory paragraph that situates us in place, time, and circumstance. What emerges is a portrait of a modest yet great artist, an ordinary man moving and adjusting as he must in troubled times, while creating a startling, timeless body of work. Du Fu wrote poems that engaged his contemporaries and widened the path of the lyric poet. As his society—one of the world’s great civilizations—slipped from a golden age into chaos, he wrote of the uncertain course of empire, the misfortunes and pleasures of his own family, the hard lives of ordinary people, the changing seasons, and the lives of creatures who shared his environment. As the poet chases chickens around the yard, observes tear streaks on his wife’s cheek, or receives a gift of some shallots from a neighbor, Young’s rendering brings Du Fu’s voice naturally and elegantly to life. I sing what comes to me in ways both old and modern my only audience right now— nearby bushes and trees elegant houses stand in an elegant row, too many if my heart turns to ashes then that’s all right with me . . . from “Meandering River”

Electromagnetic Computation Methods for Lightning Surge Protection Studies

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Yoshihiro Baba,Vladimir A. Rakov
  • ISBN : 1118275640
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 8388

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Presents current research into electromagnetic computationtheories with particular emphasis on Finite-Difference Time-DomainMethod This book is the first to consolidate current research and toexamine the theories of electromagnetic computation methods inrelation to lightning surge protection. The authors introduceand compare existing electromagnetic computation methods such asthe method of moments (MOM), the partial element equivalent circuit(PEEC), the finite element method (FEM), the transmission-linemodeling (TLM) method, and the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD)method. The application of FDTD method to lightningprotection studies is a topic that has matured through manypractical applications in the past decade, and the authors explainthe derivation of Maxwell’s equations required by the FDTD,and modeling of various electrical components needed in computinglightning electromagnetic fields and surges with the FDTDmethod. The book describes the application of FDTDmethod to current and emerging problems of lightning surgeprotection of continuously more complex installations, particularlyin critical infrastructures of energy and information, such asoverhead power lines, air-insulated sub-stations, wind turbinegenerator towers and telecommunication towers. Both authors are internationally recognized experts in the areaof lightning study and this is the first book to present currentresearch in lightning surge protection Examines in detail why lightning surges occur and what can bedone to protect against them Includes theories of electromagnetic computation methods andmany examples of their application Accompanied by a sample printed program based on thefinite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method written in C++program

Northern BC Backroad Mapbook

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  • Category : Travel
  • Author : Russell Mussio
  • ISBN : 1926806875
  • Publisher : Mussio Ventures Ltd.
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Readers : 5911

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Northern BC is a vast area, covering more land than the entire country of Sweden. In the west, the port city of Prince Rupert sits nestled among the majestic coast mountains, acting as a gateway to the Pacific Ocean and the incredible islands of Haida Gwaii. To the east, the Rocky Mountains cast their imposing shadow over the land, attracting hikers, mountaineers and ski tourers from far and wide. As you move north towards the Yukon border, the human population becomes sparser and nature rules the land. In between, places like Spatsizi Wilderness Provincial Park contain some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the country. Whether you are looking to fish, camp, ATV, snowmobile, view wildlife or just take in the sights along the region’s many roads, Northern BC offers an abundance of adventure. Features - Map Key & Legend - Topographic Maps - Detailed Adventure Section >> Backroad Attractions, Fishing Locations, Hunting Areas, Paddling Routes, Parks & Campsites, Trail Systems, ATV Routes,Snowmobile Areas, Wildlife Viewing, Winter Recreation, Service Directory, Accommodations, Sales & Services, Tours & Guides, Index, Adventure Index, Map Index, Trip Planning Tools,

Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites III

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  • Category : Architecture
  • Author : Renato Lancellotta,Carlo Viggiani,Alessandro Flora,Filomena de Silva,Lucia Mele
  • ISBN : 1000779432
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 326
  • Readers : 2522

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book contains the invited lectures presented at the 3th International Symposium on Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites (IS NAPOLI 2022, Naples, Italy, 22-24 June 2022). It collects the opening address, the third Kerisel Lecture, four keynote lectures and eleven panel lectures, and provides a broad impression of 1. the current state of knowledge and 2. the techniques used worldwide for the preservation of built heritage. When confronted with structures relevant to local and global history, there is only one way to select the best possible conservation solution: the multidisciplinary approach. Therefore, the invited speakers have been selected with different pertinent skills, to represent this complexity from the points of view of geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, architects and conservation experts. The book will be useful to researchers, practitioners, administrations and all those working or interested in the preservation of built heritage.

The Tower

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Isa Kamari
  • ISBN : 9810767838
  • Publisher : Epigram Books
  • Number of Pages : 146
  • Readers : 5943

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From Isa Kamari comes a masterful tale of success and failure, which has been translated for the first time into English by Alfian Sa’at, his debut work of translation. A successful architect visits the new skyscraper he designed. As he climbs the tower with Ilham, his clerk of works, he reflects upon his life and spiritual journey in an increasingly materialistic world. Memories of a dark past plague him as he struggles to reach the top, which are woven into the narrative as a series of fables and elliptical digressions, mirroring his own increasingly fractured state of mind.

Offshore Wind Farms

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Chong Ng,Li Ran
  • ISBN : 0081007809
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 654
  • Readers : 1150

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Offshore Wind Farms: Technologies, Design and Operation provides the latest information on offshore wind energy, one of Europe’s most promising and quickly maturing industries, and a potentially huge untapped renewable energy source which could contribute significantly towards EU 20-20-20 renewable energy generation targets. It has been estimated that by 2030 Europe could have 150GW of offshore wind energy capacity, meeting 14% of our power demand. Offshore Wind Farms: Technologies, Design and Operation provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging technologies, design, and operation of offshore wind farms. Part One introduces offshore wind energy as well as offshore wind turbine siting with expert analysis of economics, wind resources, and remote sensing technologies. The second section provides an overview of offshore wind turbine materials and design, while part three outlines the integration of wind farms into power grids with insights to cabling and energy storage. The final section of the book details the installation and operation of offshore wind farms with chapters on condition monitoring and health and safety, amongst others. Provides an in-depth, multi-contributor, comprehensive overview of offshore technologies, including design, monitoring, and operation Edited by respected and leading experts in the field, with experience in both academia and industry Covers a highly relevant and important topic given the great potential of offshore wind power in contributing significantly to EU 20-20-20 renewable energy targets

Hydraulicians in the USA 1800-2000

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Willi H. Hager
  • ISBN : 1315680122
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 1040
  • Readers : 3857

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book provides 1-page short biographies of scientists and engineers having worked in the areas of hydraulic engineering and fluid dynamics in the USA. On each page, a notable individual is highlighted by: (1) Exact dates and locations of birth and death; (2) Educational and professional details, including also awards received; (3) Rea

STESSA 2000: Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Federico Mazzolani,Robert Tremblay
  • ISBN : 1000443736
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 782
  • Readers : 8505

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This is a review of developments in the behaviour and design of steel structures in seismic areas. The proceedings look at the analytical and experimental research on the seismic response of steel structures, and cover topics such as global behaviour and codification, design and application.

Research and Applications in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Alphose Zingoni
  • ISBN : 1315850788
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 960
  • Readers : 8940

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Research and Applications in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation contains the Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, 2-4 September 2013). Over 420 papers are featured. Many topics are covered, but the contributions may be seen to fall

Wind Energy Handbook

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Tony L. Burton,Nick Jenkins,Ervin Bossanyi,David Sharpe,Michael Graham
  • ISBN : 1119451167
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 1008
  • Readers : 8340

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Discover this fully updated and authoritative reference to wind energy technology written by leading academic and industry professionals The newly revised Third Edition of the Wind Energy Handbook delivers a fully updated treatment of key developments in wind technology since the publication of the book’s Second Edition in 2011. The criticality of wakes within wind farms is addressed by the addition of an entirely new chapter on wake effects, including ‘engineering’ wake models and wake control. Offshore, attention is focused for the first time on the design of floating support structures, and the new ‘PISA’ method for monopile geotechnical design is introduced. The coverage of blade design has been completely rewritten, with an expanded description of laminate fatigue properties and new sections on manufacturing methods, blade testing, leading-edge erosion and bend-twist coupling. These are complemented by new sections on blade add-ons and noise in the aerodynamics chapters, which now also include a description of the Leishman-Beddoes dynamic stall model and an extended introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis. The importance of the environmental impact of wind farms both on- and offshore is recognised by extended coverage, which encompasses the requirements of the Grid Codes to ensure wind energy plays its full role in the power system. The conceptual design chapter has been extended to include a number of novel concepts, including low induction rotors, multiple rotor structures, superconducting generators and magnetic gearboxes. References and further reading resources are included throughout the book and have been updated to cover the latest literature. Importantly, the core subjects constituting the essential background to wind turbine and wind farm design are covered, as in previous editions. These include: The nature of the wind resource, including geographical variation, synoptic and diurnal variations and turbulence characteristics The aerodynamics of horizontal axis wind turbines, including the actuator disc concept, rotor disc theory, the vortex cylinder model of the actuator disc and the Blade-Element/Momentum theory Design loads for horizontal axis wind turbines, including the prescriptions of international standards Alternative machine architectures The design of key components Wind turbine controller design for fixed and variable speed machines The integration of wind farms into the electrical power system Wind farm design, siting constraints and the assessment of environmental impact Perfect for engineers and scientists learning about wind turbine technology, the Wind Energy Handbook will also earn a place in the libraries of graduate students taking courses on wind turbines and wind energy, as well as industry professionals whose work requires a deep understanding of wind energy technology.

The Final Cartwheel

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Lawrence Winkler
  • ISBN : 0991694147
  • Publisher : Lawrence Winkler
  • Number of Pages : 363
  • Readers : 1148

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Final Cartwheel is the story of a young doctor¿s return home, after a five-year hitchhiking odyssey around the world. Through East Asia, Indonesia, and around the Antipodes, the circle becomes unbroken.

Peveril of the Peak

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Walter Scott
  • ISBN : 8726646536
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Readers : 1456

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Restoration England, two young lovers must battle against a wild conspiracy. Julian and Alice’s love has survived a lot. For one thing, their families supported different sides in the English Civil War. But now the monarchy has been restored, bringing with it a terrifying new danger—the Popish Plot, which alleges the country’s Catholics are planning a coup. And Julian is one of the accused. Walter Scott’s "Peveril of the Peak" shows an England riven with intrigues, religious hatred, and senseless violence. And at its center, a heart-wrenching ‘wrong side of the tracks’ romance that echoes "Romeo and Juliet". A compelling drama for historical fiction fans. Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) was a Scottish novelist, historian and poet. He became a key figure within Romanticism—an artistic movement that revered nature, emotion and spontaneity. A prolific author across genre and form, Scott pioneered historical fiction with novels like "Waverley", "Rob Roy" and "Ivanhoe". These books married exciting adventures with real events from Britain’s turbulent past. Among his best known poems are the epic "The Lady of the Lake". Scott’s works remain a touchstone of Scottish and European literature. They’ve also inspired numerous movies, including 1995’s "Rob Roy" starring Liam Neeson.

Oasis (The Last Humans Book 1)

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Dima Zales,Anna Zaires
  • ISBN : 163142131X
  • Publisher : Mozaika LLC
  • Number of Pages : 420
  • Readers : 1082

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A new dystopian/post-apocalyptic series from a New York Times bestselling author My name is Theo, and I'm a resident of Oasis, the last habitable area on Earth. It's meant to be a paradise, a place where we are all content. Vulgarity, violence, insanity, and other ills are but a distant memory, and even death no longer plagues us. I was once content too, but now I'm different. Now I hear a voice in my head, and she tells me things no imaginary friend should know. Her name is Phoe, and she is my delusion. Or is she? Note: This book contains some strong language. We felt it was important for the censorship theme of the novel. If such words offend you, you might not enjoy this book.

The Last Humans: The Complete Trilogy

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Dima Zales,Anna Zaires
  • ISBN : 1631421808
  • Publisher : Mozaika LLC
  • Number of Pages : 782
  • Readers : 4783

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the New York Times bestseller Dima Zales comes an action-packed sci-fi adventure set in a post-singularity future. For a limited time, get all 3 full-length novels (1000+ pages) in one convenient, discounted bundle. When invisible technology runs everything and memories can’t be trusted, how does one sort the truth from the lies? Oasis, the last habitable area on post-apocalyptic Earth, is meant to be a paradise, a place where everyone is content. Vulgarity, violence, insanity, and other ills are but a distant memory, and even death no longer plagues the last surviving humans. Theo, a twenty-three-year-old Youth, has never fit in with the serene, age-divided Oasis society. But it’s only when he starts hearing a girl’s voice in his head that he realizes that nothing is what it seems. Phoe is his imaginary friend—or is she? As secrets are unveiled, Theo is dragged into a dangerous game where the virtual and the real worlds collide. What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be real? Theo is about to find out. Warning: This book contains some strong language. We felt it was important for the censorship theme of the novel. If such words offend you, you might not enjoy this book. If in doubt, please read the sample before buying. NOTE: This is a complete trilogy containing three full-length novels— Oasis, Limbo, and Haven.

Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : George Deodatis,Bruce R. Ellingwood,Dan M. Frangopol
  • ISBN : 1315884887
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 1112
  • Readers : 7206

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures contains the plenary lectures and papers presented at the 11th International Conference on STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY (ICOSSAR2013, New York, NY, USA, 16-20 June 2013), and covers major aspects of safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of str

The Apples of Idunn

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Matt Larkin
  • ISBN : 1946686042
  • Publisher : Incandescent Phoenix Books
  • Number of Pages : 410
  • Readers : 4330

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Driven to become king. Fated to be a god. In the cold winters of an ice age, Odin was born to be a mere jarl. But Fate has staked a claim upon him. When his brother falls under a ghostly curse, a goddess offers Odin a chance to save him. If Odin can make himself king—and promise an unspecified favor—she will make him and his family immortal. In desperation, Odin begins a quest to become king of all the Aesir. But his journey exposes him to forces more powerful than even the goddess: the Norns who foretell Fate. They warn of a terrible burden he will bear, and of the coming end times, Ragnarok. Tormented by his prophetic dreams, Odin must soon choose between those he loves and a fragile chance to avert Ragnarok. The free first-in-series epic to a dark fantasy, gritty retelling of Norse mythology.

Rise of the Dust Child

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : James Young
  • ISBN : 1524634352
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Number of Pages : 478
  • Readers : 3944

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An age has passed since the fall of the old world and the rise of the malignant Dust people. Despite the terrors of this new age, humanity lingers within the wreckage of civilization, bound together only by the promise of a better existence in the next life. Yet not all are satisfied by this stagnant dogma. Within the ramshackle and smoggy city of Fort Palmer, eight-year-old Doran Osrik and his new friend, Alena, stand apart from the human Union, struggling alone to regain their races lost glory. Unfortunately the unquiet dead and forces of faith do not take kindly to those who try to fix a broken world. As Doran and Alenas quest to save the future leads each of them down a dark and ruinous path, they are cast apart across the lands of Limbo where they must overcome the monstrous dusters and the fear within themselves if they ever hope to see each other again.

The Life and Death of William McKinley

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Marshall Everett
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Number of Pages : 410
  • Readers : 2922

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This book gives us the vivid insight into the incredible life and achievements of President McKinley, not to focus solely on his tragic death. The author nevertheless describes in graphic words the assassination. It is a word picture that will linger forever in the memory of every reader, calling forth sympathy and patriotism on behalf of the martyr President and undying contempt and horror of the assassin and the foul and cowardly thing called anarchy. Every detail of that now historic scene is told so vividly that the reader sees it as if he were an eye-witness. Contents: The Assassination of President McKinley President McKinley's Fight for Life Deathbed Scene of President McKinley The Story of the Assassin Emma Goldman, Woman Leader of Anarchists Anarchism and Its Objects Scenes at Buffalo Following the Assassination Days of Anxiety and Sorrow President McKinley's Last Speech William McKinley's Boyhood McKinley as a Soldier in the Civil War McKinley in Congress McKinley's Life Was Protection's Era McKinley as Governor of Ohio McKinley as a Campaigner Governor McKinley's Financial Troubles McKinley's Loyalty to Sherman, Blaine and Harrison First Nomination for President The Great Campaign of 1896 The Spanish War Cloud McKinley's Own Story of the Spanish-American War McKinley and Expansion Second Presidential Nomination and Election of McKinley President McKinley and the Chinese Crisis McKinley: Builder of a World Power Private Life of William McKinley McKinley's Eulogy of Lincoln President Roosevelt Takes the Oath of Office Great Events of the World During President McKinley's Administration The Funeral Service at Buffalo Lying in State at Buffalo The Funeral Train to Washington The Last Night in the White House Funeral Services and Procession at Washington Lying in State at the Capitol The Assassin Arraigned The Sad Journey to Canton Canton Bathed in Tears Funeral Services in All Churches Canton's Farewell to McKinley McKinley Laid at Rest Nation Observes Burial Day Assassinations of Lincoln & Garfield

Gods of the Ragnarok Era Complete Collection

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Matt Larkin
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Incandescent Phoenix Books
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 7884

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Before he was a god ...Odin was a man. Only a fool would venture into the soul-stealing mists. That’s exactly where Odin is going. Along with blood-brother Loki, he hunts the frost giant who murdered his father. Caught between the machinations of Loki and a goddess, Odin is drawn into a world of sorcerers, trolls, and terrible secrets. Before he’s done, Midgard will drown in blood. But what if revenge was only the beginning? A chance at immortality looms. If only he can bear the price.... A complete nine book series of Norse mythology retold as gritty, dark fantasy.

Gods of the Ragnarok Era Omnibus One

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Matt Larkin
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Incandescent Phoenix Books
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 3754

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Driven to become king. Fated to be a god. In the cold winters of an ice age, Odin was born to be a mere jarl. But Fate has staked a claim upon him. When his brother falls under a ghostly curse, a goddess offers Odin a chance to save him. If Odin can make himself king—and promise an unspecified favor—she will make him and his family immortal. In desperation, Odin begins a quest to become king of all the Aesir. But his journey exposes him to forces more powerful than even the goddess: the Norns who foretell Fate. They warn of a terrible burden he will bear, and of the coming end times, Ragnarok. Tormented by his prophetic dreams, Odin must soon choose between those he loves and a fragile chance to avert Ragnarok. This box set collects books 1-3 of this dark fantasy, gritty retelling of Norse mythology by mythic fantasy author Matt Larkin.

Paddling in the Western Maine Mountains

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : Doug Dunlap
  • ISBN : 1608937100
  • Publisher : Down East Books
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 9439

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: More than twenty outings are included in this paddling guide to the rivers, ponds, and lakes of the Western Maine mountains and foothills. Seasoned Registered Maine Guide Doug Dunlap had paddled all of these routes multiple times and provides information for full day and overnight trips, as well as short paddles. Also included are practical advice and tips, safety information, maps and put-in and take-out locations, and information on wildlife that can be seen in the area, historic locations, and scenic areas.

Debbie

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Elle Klass
  • ISBN : 1951017196
  • Publisher : Books by Elle, Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 2409

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: After the death of my parents, my grandmother took me in; deep in the bayou of Louisiana. She fell ill soon after and I was left in the care of my aunt and uncle who mistreated me because of the color of my skin. My cousin brutally tormented me for years and within that time I learned I had a special sight that allowed me to see events in the future. Not happy events, but death. I was the grim reaper’s handmaiden. My grandmother recovered after some time and sent me to the Ella Louise School for Girls. Plunged into a new world, I escaped my tormenters only to learn the unspoken truths of the south weren’t escapable. The family secrets that haunted my childhood also plagued my future. It was up to me to dig up the buried truth and set it free. Only sometimes the past maybe better left in the past…

Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing in the Western Maine Mountains

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : Doug Dunlap
  • ISBN : 1608937089
  • Publisher : Down East Books
  • Number of Pages : 232
  • Readers : 3792

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The mountains and foothills of western Maine can be truly a winter wonderland, featuring some of the finest winter terrain in the Eastern United States. Join Registered Maine Guide Doug Dunlap on thirty-four excursions for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or both, from quiet forest and lakeside treks to mountain ascents. Included are trips on groomed trails at outdoor centers such as Rangeley Lakes Trail Center and Sugarloaf Outdoor Center that also offer rentals and lessons; as well as routes in wild lands, such as Bigelow Preserve. It's all rounded out with maps, photographs, and practical tips on everything from winter safety to proper gear to bringing children or the family dog along. There's even information on forging your own trail and traveling at night by moonlight.

Operations and Maintenance Manual for Energy Management

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : James E. Piper
  • ISBN : 131550359X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 6863

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A complete reference that features a wealth of proven maintenance methods that can reduce energy use in any type of building. Provided are numerous forms and maintenance procedures for reducing energy use, improving system performance, and cutting total maintenance costs.

The WPA Guide to Texas

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Federal Writers' Project
  • ISBN : 1595342419
  • Publisher : Trinity University Press
  • Number of Pages : 718
  • Readers : 1997

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. Equaling the massive size of the state, the WPA Guide to Texas is just as expansive at 716 pages. From the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley, The Lone Star State’s landscape is as varied as its political and cultural past. Having been under the control of six different nations’ flags, the history section is particularly rich. The guide also includes a helpful list of books about the state.