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Sharing the Sky

By David H. Levy,Larry A. Lebofsky,Nancy R. Lebofsky
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1489963715
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Science
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
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By James Jaros
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062096370
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 160
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“Jaros has crafted such a vividly ravaged world that I could almost feel the grit on my fingers as I turned each page.” —Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the Skinners series “Intense, amazing….A superb, brilliant thriller.” —Bill Evans, author of Category 7 James Jaros envisions a world ruined beyond our darkest imaginings—an Earth devastated by plague and environmental collapse—and offers a gripping tale of survival and sacrifice after the apocalypse. His extraordinary Carry the Flame continues where his acclaimed Burn the Sky left off, as a ragged band of survivors—including a mother and her two daughters—flee the brutal soldiers of a bloodthirsty religious cult, only to fall captive to a mad despot who rules with fear and monsters in a nightmare city in the wasteland. Jaros, a nom de plume of acclaimed thriller author and four-time Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter Mark Nykanen, has created an extraordinary post-apocalyptic novel that combines the visceral thrills of Mad Max with the chilling insights of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake. Carry the Flame is a powerful vision of a dystopian future on a par with Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and Stephen King’s acclaimed classic, The Stand.

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By Catherine Gervais'
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Isbn : 1452040427
  • Pages : 298
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 119
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“And the Sky Was Clean” is a compelling story; beautifully written about life on the windswept shores of a small southern town on the Gulf of Mexico; Long Beach, Mississippi. It was the summer of ‘69 that a monster was lurking in the Atlantic Ocean, biding her time and growing like a fast spreading cancer. Her name was Camille. She would be dubbed “the storm of a lifetime”; devastating the entire Gulf Coast and a way of life beloved by all. The Gervais’ family, like so much of the Coast, is a melting pot of cultures. Gene, the patriarch hailed from the beautiful land of lakes in far off St. Paul Minnesota. He met married Ida, a daughter of the south, whose roots run deep in the Mississippi mud after World War II while stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in the nearby town of Biloxi. Later, their youngest, Cathy would fall in love with a handsome young Biloxi boy by the name of Ricky Suarez who’s Cajun French and Spanish ancestry is forever linked with the sea and all her bounty. While the south endured times of civil unrest and the Vietnam War, it also was forced to suffer through Camille, a level five catastrophic hurricane on a hot August night in 1969; who forever changed the standard of measurement for all other storms that rolled ashore thereafter. Then in 2005, the storm of all storms: hurricane Katrina made Camille look as though it were a mere warm up performance for the main act. It’s been said that hurricane Camille killed more people in 2005 than she did in 1969, due to the local attitudes that espoused her as the icon of all storms, the tempest that would surely never come to pass again! As New Orleans took center stage in the national news, the fact that Mississippi bore the brunt of Katrina’s wrath was lost to a nation glued to events unfolding in the Crescent City. Countless small villages and communities across Mississippi were plunged into darkness, cut off from the rest of the world; struggling to survive the elements! Life and the effects of these two catastrophic events are told in this compelling story based on the events as they unfolded with both families, bound by the love of their two children for one another. Each family is touched and forever changed by their struggles and triumphs as Cathy and Ricky discover through their faith in God that no matter how great the battle; God’s love and hope is greater still!

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  • File Pdf: cradle-the-sky.pdf

Book Summary:

I escape to a resistance hideout, where I am reunited with a familiar aircraft. It is Sanka, the same model of fighter aircraft as what I used to pilot. After I take a short rest, the hideout is raided by the enemy. I am the only one who can fly the difficult-to-pilot Sanka. Accepting the condition that I shoot down any enemy I encounter, I get on the Sanka and climb up to the sky again. In the sky where four enemies attack me one after another, the very being that has been sleeping inside me is finally unleashed. This is the final installment of “Cradle the Sky,” the fifth (final) novel of “The Sky Crawlers” series. At the end of the book, “The Interview About Cradle the Sky with Dr. MORI, Hiroshi” is also included.

The Yosemite

By John Muir
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Isbn : 0307758508
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 740
  • File Pdf: the-yosemite.pdf

Book Summary:

In the spring of 1869, John Muir was looking for means of support to fund his explorations of California’s Central Valley region. A ranch owner offered him a job herding sheep in the Sierra Nevada. As he explored the region, he jotted down his keen observations of the scenic countryside, and he eventually became a guide for some of Yosemite’s most famous visitors, including Ralph Waldo Emerson. Muir documented these experiences in The Yosemite, first published in 1912. It is at once a vivid, accurate description of the land and a passionate homage to nature. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is a facsimile of the 1912 edition and includes the original illustrations.

Resistance: A Hole in the Sky

By William C. Dietz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Isbn : 0345522958
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 993
  • File Pdf: resistance.pdf

Book Summary:

The official prequel to the blockbuster videogame Resistance 3 America. July 1953. In this official prequel to Resistance 3, prospects are not looking up for planet Earth or Lieutenant Joseph Capelli. With the Chimera invasion in full swing, America has crumbled under the fierce alien juggernaut, its defenses overrun, millions dead, the rest left to fend for themselves. Many try to avoid the alien virus that turns humans into Chimeran killing machines. Capelli may be a pariah to the army for killing hero Nathan Hale, but he is still a patriot fighting to save the country and its citizens. However, some soldiers are ready to shoot him on sight—not to mention that Hale’s beautiful sister has every reason in the world to want him stone dead. But Capelli’s used to being in dangerous situations and taking crazy risks. And the next move he intends to make is pure suicide.

The Sky Through the Hole in the Bone

By Savya Lee
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781465314765
  • Pages : 354
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 617
  • File Pdf: the-sky-through-the-hole-in-the-bone.pdf

Book Summary:

Set in the last days of a still Bohemian Greenwich Village, this memoir is the story of a young girls awakening and growth, told through letters and journal entries. Her adventures lead to a summer working with Georgia OKeeffe, encounters with several atists before their fame--Wilhelm and Elaine deKooning, Franz Kline, Joachim Probst, writer Maxwell Bodenheim and later, Joseph Heller. The year is 1942, the time of the second World War and the beginning of recovery from the Great Depression. Defense plants are booming; meat, sugar, and butter are rationed, as well as gasoline. Government ration books are a must, the draft is on and young men are being conscripted into the service. For the first time, women are allowed to work at mens jobs. Marjorie, not yet twenty-one, uncomfortable with men, decides to become a lesbian and devote her life to writing. She considers herself a poet, and escapes much of the influence of the war by moving to Greenwich Village. But when she becomes involved with a group of artists and loses her virginity to Joachim (Jack) Probst, a member of the group, her lesbian dreams fade. Probst renames her Carol, her middle name, and they live together for two years. Wickie, her best friend, and recipient of most of the early letters, is the opposite of Marjorie, now Carol. Raised in Europe, the daughter of an ambassador, Wickie is sophisticated, worldly, secure in her self-image. Carol is curious, adventurous, uncertain, insecure. She met Wickie while she was selling magazines cross-country and they became instant friends. She expects someday to be transformed, to automatically become very wise. The magic age is thirty. Her life with Probst has many twists and turns: infidelities, separations, money problems. In a get-away to San Francisco she becomes an artists model, a hat check girl, rides the cable cars, discovers French poets, and North Beach. Her adventures there with a friend, Babs, yield a sense of joy which she had not had in New York. But when Babs becomes ill, its back to New York, to Probst and inner turmoil. She becomes pregnant and Probst leaves her. As a mother, Carol continues her Bohemian life, boarding her daughter whom shes named Lilith (the Goddess in George Bernard Shaws play, Back To Methuselah.) After a failed romance, which nets her an apartment, she falls in love with Arthur Gunn, a painter, exactly her fathers age, who plays Pygmalion to her Eliza Doolittle. He is committed to transforming her-- to making her into a lady, and she is completely open to it. She sees him as very wise. It is through him that she first learns about OKeeffes work, in a retrospective at the Whitney. Arthur gives up on her transformation and Carol betrays him with Ernest Guteman, a sculptor she is posing for. There is a terrifying night when she is in bed and hears Arthur sharpening knives. After that incident she moves in with Guteman and they bring Lilith, now three years old, to live with them. It is through Ernest that she meets Georgia OKeeffe and spends a summer working with her. A very important time for Carol, the OKeeffe influence is felt for the rest of her life. At Liliths nursery school, Carol becomes friends with one of the teachers and through her is introduced to Richard, a young writer-painter, who is working on his PHD at NYU and teaching English at Penn State. They fall in love and eventually marry, making their home in State College, Pennsylvania. Lilith begins first grade. Marriage creates many problems, much adjusting as they learn to be a family. Carol keeps busy with writing, taking jewelry-making at the college, and learning to cook. After four years in Pennsylvania, living next to an abandoned apple orchard, getting used to being in the country, Richard applies for, and is hired at Long Beach State Co

Sharing the Darkness

By Marilyn Tracy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1460363604
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 302
  • File Pdf: sharing-the-darkness.pdf

Book Summary:

Devil's bargain… Teo Sandoval's unearthly power caused storms to rage and lightning to tear across the sky.Tall, dark and brooding, he was called the devil's spawn by some. His laughter held no humor, and conjured images of smoke and fire. He wanted nothing to do with society. Until one night Melanie Daniels swept into his life, pleading for his help… Melanie was desperate. Scared. Fleeing from unscrupulous scientists who wanted to control her son's telekinetic abilities. She would do anything to save her baby—even if it meant seeking out the compelling man whose caresses unleashed a dark yearning within her. Even if it meant becoming the devil's woman_

Break the Sky

By Karen Harris Tully
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Blue Zephyr Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 532
  • File Pdf: break-the-sky.pdf

Book Summary:

Welcome to the universe of Galactic Dreams, where fairy tales are reimagined for a new age—the future. Years after an apocalyptic attack radiated planet Epiphany, pick-pocket Jakarta “Jak” Moon wants nothing more than to protect her younger brother—and survive. But when an old ally steals her last prized possession, Jak is out of options. Desperate, she breaks into the Tower, the home of Epiphany’s winged dictator, the Godmother, and ends up on a dangerous mission—to climb the enormous elevator and retrieve the last working transport to the giant space stations in orbit. If successful, the Godmother promises Jak one life-changing wish, a wish Jak is determined to win or die trying. Forced to team up with Gill Cuvier, the hunky crush she’s not sure she can trust, Jak ascends the elevator three times, each with a mission more dangerous than the last. Can Jak and Gill retrieve the treasures the Godmother demands, discover the secret of the Golden Eggs, and protect their planet from an evil, time-travelling scientist? Can they learn to trust the love they’ve found to escape the giant space station and certain death? Or is that all too much for a pick-pocket to ask? Galactic Dreams is a unique series of science-fiction novellas from Blue Zephyr Press featuring retellings of classic tales from different authors, all sharing the same universe, technology, and history. If you liked Marissa Meyers’ Lunar Chronicles or James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse, you’ll love Galactic Dreams.

Meditations of John Muir

By Chris Highland
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wilderness Press
  • Isbn : 9780899974965
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 992
  • File Pdf: meditations-of-john-muir.pdf

Book Summary:

Editor Chris Highland pairs 60 insightful Muir quotes with selections from other celebrated thinkers and spiritual texts. Take this pocket-size guide with you on backpacks, nature hikes, and camping trips.

The Earth is Round the Sky is Blue

By R. B. Kelley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Isbn : 1480807974
  • Pages : 44
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 235
  • File Pdf: the-earth-is-round-the-sky-is-blue.pdf

Book Summary:

At the outer reaches of the imagination, you’ll find Olympus. It’s a colorful planet, illuminated day and night by twin suns and three moons. While the suns burn brightly in the Olympian sky, the brightest stars of this strange and wonderful place are seven young, out-of-this-world characters. This adventurous group is led by a young boy named Hector, who is wise beyond his years. He and his friends stumble into one entertaining adventure after another, always to discover there’s a valuable lesson to be learned! In this exciting, brightly illustrated installment of the adventures of Hector and his friends, the Olympians, Hector helps readers learn all about how to do good things. From being grateful to mom and dad to sharing, Hector demonstrates the great things that come from being kind and doing good deeds. With engaging illustrations and fun, easy-to-read text, The Earth is Round the Sky is Blue is the perfect book to read with your little ones any time of day.

Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath

By Barbara Alice Mann
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190456477
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 589
  • File Pdf: spirits-of-blood-spirits-of-breath.pdf

Book Summary:

Before invasion, Turtle Island-or North America-was home to vibrant cultures that shared long-standing philosophical precepts. The most important and wide-spread of these was the view of reality as a collaborative binary known as the Twinned Cosmos of Blood and Breath. This binary system was built on the belief that neither half of the cosmos can exist without its twin. Both halves are, therefore, necessary and good. Western anthropologists typically shorthand the Twinned Cosmos as "Sky and Earth" but this erroneously saddles it with Christian baggage and, worse, imposes a hierarchy that puts sky quite literally above earth. None of this Western ideology legitimately applies to traditional Indigenous American thought, which is about equal cooperation and the continual recreation of reality. Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath examines traditional historical concepts of spirituality among North American Indians both at and, to the extent it can be determined, before contact. In doing so, Barbara Alice Mann rescues the authentically indigenous ideas from Western, and especially missionary, interpretations. In addition to early European source material, she uses Indian oral traditions, traced as much as possible to their earliest versions and sources, and Indian records, including pictographs, petroglyphs, bark books, and wampum. Moreover, Mann respects each Indigenous culture as a discrete unit, rather than generalizing them as is often done in Western anthropology. To this end, she collates material in accordance with actual historical, linguistic, and traditional linkages among the groups at hand, with traditions clearly identified by group and, where recorded, by speaker. In this way she provides specialists and non-specialists alike a window into the purportedly lost, and often caricatured, world of Indigenous American thought.

Yes, And

By Kelly Leonard,Tom Yorton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062248553
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 496
  • File Pdf: yes-and.pdf

Book Summary:

Executives from The Second City—the world’s premier comedy theater and school of improvisation—reveal improvisational techniques that can help any organization develop innovators, encourage adaptable leaders, and build transformational businesses. For more than fifty years, The Second City comedy theater in Chicago has been a training ground for some of the best comic minds in the industry—including John Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. But it also provides one-of-a-kind leadership training to cutting-edge companies, nonprofits, and public sector organizations—all aimed at increasing creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. The rules for leadership and teamwork have changed, and the skills that got professionals ahead a generation ago don’t work anymore. Now The Second City provides a new toolkit individuals and organizations can use to thrive in a world increasingly shaped by speed, social communication, and decentralization. Based on eight principles of improvisation, Yes, And helps to develop these skills and foster them in high-potential leaders and their teams, including: Mastering the ability to co-create in an ensemble Fostering a “yes, and” approach to work Embracing failure to accelerate high performance Leading by listening and by learning to follow Innovating by making something out of nothing Yes, And is a must-read for professionals and organizations, helping to develop the invaluable leadership skills needed to succeed today.

The Sky's Larger Frame

By Randall Compton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 153268231X
  • Pages : 88
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 259
  • File Pdf: the-sky-s-larger-frame.pdf

Book Summary:

This three-part volume sounds out a cycle that delights in creation, despairs over evil, and longs for restoration. Tracing life’s dualities, these poems press together faith and uncertainty, love and loss, dream and waking, depression and exuberance. Locating humanity between the immense and the slight, The Sky’s Larger Frame explores the world as a construction site in which God both reveals and conceals the scaffolds of his presence.