Author: Anne Avery
Publisher: Love Spell
Kate had escaped the old family mansion once before, though it still haunted her dreams with the bitter memories of a boy she once loved. Now she's back to claim a forgotten legacy. And Elliot is now a grown man--no longer gentle, but hard and dangerous. People say he is a killer, but the fire between them leaps as fiercely as ever.
Author: Diana Palmer,Natsue Ogoshi
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
【A story by New York Times bestselling author becomes a comic!】Even though popular romance novelist Margie has almost no experience when it comes to love, she writes under the pen name Silva, who is reputed to have had many lovers. Her real identity is a secret kept from the media. One day, she learns that Cannon, the elder brother of her sister’s fianc?, is opposed to their marriage, so she calls him up. He informs her that the son of a plutocrat and a poor girl are a poor match. In order to convince him otherwise, Margie visits his villa in Florida, but can she resist his charms? And what will happen when he finds out that she writes the “pornography” he looks down on?
Author: Jonathan Mingle
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
High in the Himalayan valley of Zanskar in northwest India sits a village as isolated as the legendary Shangri-La. Long fed by runoff from glaciers and lofty snowfields, Kumik—a settlement of thirty nine mud brick homes—has survived and thrived in one of the world's most challenging settings for a thousand years. But now its people confront an existential threat: chronic, crippling drought, which leaves the village canal dry and threatens to end their ancient culture of farming and animal husbandry. Fire and Ice weaves together the story of Kumik's inspiring response to this calamity with the story of black carbon. Black carbon from inefficient fires - the particulate residue that makes soot dark - is the second largest contributor to global warming after carbon dioxide. It's also a key ingredient of the air pollution that public health experts regard as humanity's greatest environmental health risk worldwide: soot-laden smoke from household hearth fires and outdoor sources combine to kill over seven million people around the world every year. Jonathan Mingle describes the joys and struggles of daily life in the Zanskar Valley, where villagers are buffeted by powerful environmental and economic forces, while also tracing black carbon's dark fingerprints outward from Kumik and around the world. Mingle investigates its impacts on snow, ice, and water from Mt. Everest to California, and the silent health epidemic it fuels from New York to New Delhi. Combining cultural history, detailed reportage, climate and energy science and dramatic storytelling, Fire and Ice is a profound examination of the global challenges of averting climate chaos and lifting billions out of energy poverty and water scarcity. Can Kumik's people come together to reinvent fire, harness what remains of their life-sustaining ice, and reinvigorate their traditions of solidarity, in time to save themselves? Can the rest of us rise to the same challenge? Fire and Ice connects these questions with the work of enterprising scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and activists around the world, in a narrative that combines mythology, reason, humor, persistence, and hope in a race against a global clock.
the influence of science on Tennyson's poetry
Author: Milton Millhauser
Publisher: Tennyson Society
Category: Literary Criticism
Human-Centered and Mechanistic Paradigms in Software Design
Author: Derek Kelly
Fire and Ice: Human-centered and Mechanistic Paradigms in Software Designrek Kelly introduces you to the two principal software design philosophies that are competing in today's marketplace. For each philosophy, the author provides an extensive description of what a software application using the philosophy looks like. He then explains the differences between them. Along the way, you will get a glimpse of what task, function, user, and workflow analyses involve, and what considerations go into the design of software applications.
Author: Anne Stuart
TALK ABOUT LOST IN TRANSLATION… In the wake of a failed love affair, brainy beauty Jilly Lovitz takes off for Tokyo. She's expecting to cry on her sister Summer's shoulder, then spend a couple months blowing off steam in Japan. Instead, she's snatched away on the back of a motorcycle, narrowly avoiding a grisly execution attempt meant for her sister and brother-in-law. Her rescuer is Reno, the Committee's most unpredictable agent. They'd met once before and the attraction was odd—tattooed Yakuza punk meets leggy California egghead—but electric. Now Reno and Jilly are pawns in a deadly tangle of assassination attempts, kidnappings and prisoner swaps that could put their steamy partnership on ice.
a history of comets in art
Author: Roberta J. M. Olson,National Air and Space Museum
Publisher: Walker & Company
Author: Julie Garwood
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Sophie Rose is a crime reporter at a major Chicago newspaper and the daughter of Bobby Rose, a charming gentleman and big-time thief. When asked to write an exposé about her notorious father, Sophie quits and goes to work at a small newspaper, covering local personalities such as William Harrington, the 5K runner whose trademark is red socks. Those socks—with Sophie's business card tucked inside—are practically all that's found after Harrington is killed near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, seemingly in a brutal polar bear attack. Sophie heads north to investigate, but danger follows in her wake. After one attempt on her life, she's assigned brash but sexy Jack MacAlister as a bodyguard. But Sophie and Jack will soon be fighting more than their growing passion for each other. Powerful forces will stop at nothing to prevent the exposure of the sinister conspiracy Sophie and Jack are about to uncover.
Author: Mary Connealy
Publisher: Baker Books
Saddle Up for a Wildly Fun Ride in Mary Connealy's Latest Bailey Wilde is one of the best new ranchers in the West. She's been living disguised as a man for a while, but when Gage Coulter comes to drive her off her homestead, he quickly realizes he's dealing with a woman--a very tough, very intriguing woman at that. Gage is an honest man, but he didn't make his fortune being weak. He won't break the law, but he'll push as hard as he can within it. Five thousand acres of his best range land is lost to him because Bailey's homestead is located right across the only suitable entrance to a canyon full of lush grass. Gage has to regain access to his land--and he's got to go through Bailey to do it. Spending a winter alone has a way of making a person crave some human contact. In a moment of weakness, Bailey agrees to a wild plan Gage concocts. Can these two independent, life-toughened homesteaders loosen up enough to earn each other's respect--and maybe find love in the process?
Dismantling Chemical Weapons While Preserving the Environment
Author: David A. Koplow
Publisher: Psychology Press
The Chemical Weapons Convention is a recently signed treaty that requires the dismantling and destruction of the massive stockpiles that many countries (most notably the United States and Russia) have built over the years. However, no simple or agreed-upon means exist to accomplish this admirable goal of the removal of chemical weapons. National security experts assert that the country, and the world as a whole, will be better off if chemical weapons are eliminated, while environmental experts assert that there is no way to accomplish this ambitious plan while conforming to existing national and community health and safety standards. Koplow examines the forced merger between the national security and the environmental policy makers, recognizing the necessity but warning of potential and actual conflicts in missions. Environmentalism and arms control are two crucial sectors of American and international public life that have long existed in segregated "parallel universes." Now these groups must
Author: Linda A. Cooney
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Category: High schools
A sixteen-year-old championship ice skater becomes mixed up in a controversial homecoming princess contest and falls for an engaging high school disc jockey.
Fire and Ice
Author: Julia O’Brien
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Thais. A land of evil kings, of elves and men, of reathins and dragons, and a war that will change the future. To Zada, however, there’s not much more to life than just getting by. She’s perfectly content to take things as they come and do her best to blend into her surroundings. Then she finds an egg, and her whole life changes. Bonded to a reathin named Salay and accompanied by a great Silver Wolf, Zada sets out to discover what her role is as a future leader of a Resistance, a Resistance who’s goal is to overthrow the king and return the land to its rightful rule. Follow Zada’s journey as she rises from a peasant to a leader and discovers what it means to walk in everything that she was called to be.
Author: Janet Dailey
Publisher: Open Road Media
This California-set romance in the series that sets each novel in a different state from the bestselling author with more than 300 million books in print. Every novel in this collection is your passport to a romantic tour of the United States through time-honored favorites by America’s First Lady of romance fiction. Each of the fifty novels is set in a different state, researched by Janet and her husband, Bill. For the Daileys it was an odyssey of discovery. For you, it’s the journey of a lifetime. Your tour of desire begins with this story set in California. His proposition was tempting . . . “Let me help you, Alisa.” Zachary’s voice was a soft, caressing whisper that was oddly soothing and hypnotic. “You’ve taken the world on your shoulders by making Chris your sole responsibility. Haven’t you ever wanted someone to take care of you?” As much as she wanted to, Alisa wouldn’t admit any such feelings to him. She felt curiously vulnerable, unable to handle the uncharacteristic gentleness Zachary was displaying. And she was afraid she’d give in to him. She couldn’t let Zachary break down her defenses!
Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
Category: Juvenile Fiction
VIER KINDER SIND AUSERWÄHLT, DIE WELT VON ERDAS ZU RETTEN. DENN JEDES VON IHNEN HAT EIN SEELENTIER, DAS IHM MAGISCHE FÄHIGKEITEN VERLEIHT. Im hohen Norden von Erdas müssen die Auserwählten ihre bisher schwierigste Mission meistern. Denn wütende Eisbären und Gletscherspalten sind nicht die größten Gefahren, die sie erwarten. Auf der Jagd nach dem Talisman der Großen Eisbärin Suka geraten Conor, Abeke, Rollan und Meilin in ein Netz aus Lügen und Verrat. Und der Feind ist ihnen dicht auf den Fersen. Band 4 der abenteuerlichen Tierfantasy-Reihe - für Jungs und Mädchen ab 10 Jahre
Author: Lloyd Zimpel
Publisher: Unbridled Books
From the heartlands of the 1880s Upper Midwest comes a morality tale of survival and destiny told in the convincing language of a patriarch's journal, evoking a real sense of the time and place. Gerhardt Praeger, a farmer of some education and plenty experience, understands the mixture of hard work, ingenuity, ethic, grace and steadiness of spirit needed to hold his settler family and neighboring community together while homesteading the hard territory of the Dakotas. He, along with his wife and seven sons, must constantly contend with natural disasters and manmade challenges to carve out their holdings in an unforgiving environment that has defeated so many of their neighbors, sending them home to their families back east. Praeger believes that God will provide sufficiently if not in abundance to those who can resist over-reaching. But a new neighbor, the bold Beidermann, who seems at times almost larger than life, stirs both his curiosity and envy, and tests Praeger's moral beliefs. Between his remarkable journal entries that observe the increasingly tense events between them, is also a narrative that moves the everyone toward calamity. What results is an almost biblical story of moral imperatives and self-revelation, of man striving to civilize his own impulses along with the wild land.
Fantasist of Fire and Ice
Author: David H. Goldsmith
Publisher: Popular Press
Category: Fantasy fiction, American
A French Officer's Memoir of the Campaign in Russia
Author: Eugène Labaume
Publisher: Helion & Company Limited
This reprint of a French narrative recounts the journey of a French officer of engineers as he marches with Eugene de Beauharnais' IV Corps deep into Russia. He relates battles at Moskwa and Borodino before reaching Moscow, and then the retreat from Moscow including the crossing of the Beresina.
Igniting and Channeling Passion in New Qualitative Researchers
Author: Carol A. Mullen
Publisher: Peter Lang
"Fire & Ice" presents the educational inquiry process to school practitioners and aspiring leaders. The context for this study is unusual because it addresses inquiry learning at both the master's and doctoral level and within group settings. The picture that emerges illustrates ways for mentors to engage graduate students in learning, writing, and research through collaborative structures, with an emphasis on learning communities as the primary vehicle for growth and success. In the book, graduate students have served as research participants, focus group members, and survey respondents in their dual role as peer mentor. Because graduate education is being challenged to meet the changing needs of the twenty-first century, the influence of the professions on academic degrees has meant that students must develop as scholar practitioners instead of strictly intellectual academics. Metaphorically, the fire (possibility, desire, and content) and ice (restraint, structure, and form) of scholarly inquiry is used as a literary device to capture what it might mean for students to perform inquiry.
A Mermaid's Journey
Author: Julie Gilbert
Category: African Americans
Something, or someone, is harming sea creatures, and as a result, the mer are at risk. India Finch, a part-human/part-mermaid, is called underwater to heal the animals. But simply healing the hurt is not enough. India is determined to discover who or what is causing so much pain, even if it puts her own life at risk. This Hi-Lo chapter book features a manageable reading level and a glossary and discussion questions to support the reader.