Author: Jennifer Rardin
Publisher: Hachette UK
Jaz Parks here. I. Am. Pissed. Just as Vayl and I arrive in Morocco to secure an ancient artifact, he wakes up calling me by another woman's name. And it's not even a good one. But since any form of argument transforms him into an unholy terror, I'm forced to play along until the gang and I can figure out what kind of power has so vastly altered his perceptions. So it's time for me to do what any well-trained assassin in my position might do. I attack. What follows is a hair-raising, breath-taking bullet train ride to the finish as the crew battles on multiple fronts. I now know what I have to do - I must return to hell one last time.
A Monthly Journal of Natural History
Author: michael ryan m. d.
Category: English literature
Author: Renald Iacovelli
Publisher: Stone Tower Press
By the author of Lily Snow ... Corker LaRueA[a¬aa man out of place in the worldA[a¬afinds himself orphaned in his middle age and realizes that he must now make his way on his own. In order to survive, he is forced to take a job selling peanuts on the filthy streets of New York City. But his uneventful life is set into a whirl of heady desire and experience when he meets Tina Hornet, a beautiful, haughty "actress" with whom he becomes infatuated, but who spurns his advances. Unbeknownst to him, she will lead him into a bizarre misadventure that will eventually take him all over the worldA[a¬aand out of it. In this novel, comedy and pathos, adventure and tragedy, great hope and bitter sorrow combine to form an unforgettable reading experience in which absurdity is redeemed by a core of deep emotional truth, and the concepts of love, death, despair, resurrection, and redemption are continually explored by their epitomization in a multitude of events and characters. While uniquely American in the perspective of its major characters, the exuberant creativity of this work embraces the whole human family, making it a truly world novel.
Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-273
Author: Jessica Jahiel
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Jessica Jahiel explains everything you need to know about the different types of bits and how they work so that you can decide which one is best for your horse, your goals, and your budget. She also shows you how to position and adjust bits correctly and goes over the options for riders who prefer not to use a bit at all.
Author: Zane Grey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
In Tales of the Angler's Eldorado, Grey fishes New Zeland's legenday streams.
Including an Accurate Description of the Situation of the Colony, of the Natives, and of Its Natural Productions
Author: Watkin Tench
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A 1793 account of the settlement in Port Jackson, New South Wales, by a member of the First Fleet.
Author: Christopher Ash
On a routine fuel run to replenish their lightning batteries, Captain Anthony Hunter must face part of his past, save an innocent, and right a wrong before the skies turn too deadly to sail!
Author: Beverley Harper
Publisher: Pan Australia
'Agony exploded in her knee. She staggered, tried to keep going, then nearly fell as a shocking pain rushed up her leg. Confusion and fear swamped her senses, escape suddenly essential. The tuskless cow turned and hobbled away, each step agonising torture. Her front right knee joint had been shattered by the single copper-jacketed bullet. Man, her hated enemy, had just handed out a death sentence. . .' As the rangers and staff of a luxury lodge in Etosha National Park, Namibia welcome the last guests of the season, thoughts are predominantly on the three-month break ahead. Except for Sean, who is fighting his growing attraction for the manager's wife, Thea. Camping in the park nearby, Professor Eben Kruger has his work cut out keeping the attention of the university students in his charge on the behavioural habits of the cunning jackal. None of them could ever be prepared for the horrendous events about to take place. Each will be pushed to breaking point as the quest for survival becomes the only thing that matters. Shocking, gripping, breathtaking. Beverley Harper's outstanding new novel is a guaranteed bestseller.
Author: William Elliot Griffis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published in 1882, this accessible history of Korea provided for an English-speaking audience a general introduction to this mysterious country.
Author: Greg Van Eekhout
Is this Ragnarok, or just California? The NorseCODE genome project was designed to identify descendants of Odin. What it found was Kathy Castillo, a murdered MBA student brought back from the dead to serve as a valkyrie in the Norse god’s army. Given a sword and a new name, Mist’s job is to recruit soldiers for the war between the gods at the end of the world—and to kill those who refuse to fight. But as the twilight of the gods descends, Mist makes other plans. Journeying across a chaotic American landscape already degenerating into violence and madness, Mist hopes to find her way to Helheim, the land of the dead, to rescue her murdered sister from death’s clutches. To do so, she’ll need the help of Hermod, a Norse god bumming around Los Angeles with troubles of his own. Together they find themselves drafted into a higher cause, trying to do what fate long ago deemed could not be done: save the world of man. For even if myths aren’t made to be broken, it can’t hurt to go down fighting…can it? From the Paperback edition.
Author: Jim Nicolson
Seumas McKinnon has just retired from an advertising job in Melbourne, Australia. He would be free to travel overseas, as a widower with no attachments--except for his son, Alasdair, a successful lawyer. Although they're grown men, Seumas and Alasdair share a strong dependency. And even though Seumas loves his son he decides it's time for some time apart. He heads to Scotland's legendary and bilingual Isle of Skye, where he hopes to embrace his familial roots and learn some Gaelic along the way. Initially, the separation is hard on both of them, but soon, Seumas meets Morag, a lovely, charming woman whom he immediately finds attractive. They strike up a relationship, even though both know he plans to return to Australia. Back home, Alasdair meets someone too--Annie O'Hare, a physiotherapist recently returned from Hong Kong. Initially, she refuses to take him seriously. Apart father and son seem to thrive. Eventually, Seumas returns home, happy to feel some distance from his clingy son. Then a tragic and nearly fatal accident occurs, which bonds the McKinnon boys more than ever before. Perhaps Seumas's trip to Scotland was in vain? Or perhaps his absence gave him a chance to appreciate the true importance of love and family?
Author: Mary Jane West-Eberhard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The first comprehensive synthesis on development and evolution: it applies to all aspects of development, at all levels of organization and in all organisms, taking advantage of modern findings on behavior, genetics, endocrinology, molecular biology, evolutionary theory and phylogenetics to show the connections between developmental mechanisms and evolutionary change. This book solves key problems that have impeded a definitive synthesis in the past. It uses new concepts and specific examples to show how to relate environmentally sensitive development to the genetic theory of adaptive evolution and to explain major patterns of change. In this book development includes not only embryology and the ontogeny of morphology, sometimes portrayed inadequately as governed by "regulatory genes," but also behavioral development and physiological adaptation, where plasticity is mediated by genetically complex mechanisms like hormones and learning. The book shows how the universal qualities of phenotypes--modular organization and plasticity--facilitate both integration and change. Here you will learn why it is wrong to describe organisms as genetically programmed; why environmental induction is likely to be more important in evolution than random mutation; and why it is crucial to consider both selection and developmental mechanism in explanations of adaptive evolution. This book satisfies the need for a truly general book on development, plasticity and evolution that applies to living organisms in all of their life stages and environments. Using an immense compendium of examples on many kinds of organisms, from viruses and bacteria to higher plants and animals, it shows how the phenotype is reorganized during evolution to produce novelties, and how alternative phenotypes occupy a pivotal role as a phase of evolution that fosters diversification and speeds change. The arguments of this book call for a new view of the major themes of evolutionary biology, as shown in chapters on gradualism, homology, environmental induction, speciation, radiation, macroevolution, punctuation, and the maintenance of sex. No other treatment of development and evolution since Darwin's offers such a comprehensive and critical discussion of the relevant issues. Developmental Plasticity and Evolution is designed for biologists interested in the development and evolution of behavior, life-history patterns, ecology, physiology, morphology and speciation. It will also appeal to evolutionary paleontologists, anthropologists, psychologists, and teachers of general biology.
Author: Patricia Newman
Publisher: Lerner Publications
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Wild animals are often cute. But even the most adorable creatures can sometimes snap and bite your face off. Sharks and grizzly bears certainly have the power to rip people limb-from-limb. But animals such as chimpanzees or even pet dogs can also cause a lot of bodily harm. See how these people survived some much-too-close encounters.
Author: Stephen H. Foreman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The residents of Toehold, Alaska, are an odd collection of eccentric souls reveling in the fierceness of the land and determined to live on their own terms. All of them have stories, some ridiculous, some bordering on the Homeric. Summer Joe has a harem of wives and a weakness for Jewish social workers. Six-foot-three-inch Sweet-ass Sue runs the town's only bar. There's Buddy Barconi, an ex-New York fireman with a raunchy sense of humor matched perfectly by a total lack of propriety. And Mary Ellen Madden, known as Mel to her friends, a cash-strapped vagabond with gray-green eyes and a double-wide smile who's trying her luck as a hunting guide. When her first customer appears, a ruthless Hollywood producer seeking the glory of the kill, Mel and her best friend, Cody Rosewater -- the son of a San Francisco flower child, and now Toehold's taxidermist -- can no longer ignore the tension that's been crackling between them for years. Always in the background is the raw majesty of the northern wild: crazed moose bolt down Main Street, caribou are violently ambushed by wolves, and the eight-month-long winter night is illuminated by the northern lights. Funny and romantic, with a cast of unforgettable characters, Toehold is at once a laugh-out-loud comedy, a quirky love story, and a sublime evocation of the beautiful, rugged wilderness of Alaska.