To The Blight

Part Two of 'The Eye of the World', The Beginnng of 'The Wheel of Time'

Author: Robert Jordan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765342219

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 460

View: 8242

Pursued by Trollocs and Myrddrall, Rand and his friends find refuge in the deserted city of Shadar Logoth, but the many dangers they face are far from over. Reprint.

The Blight Way

A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery

Author: Patrick F. McManus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743280488

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1610

A new series by the author of The Bear in the Attic finds Idaho sheriff Bo Tully's hopes about a rekindled romance with his high-school sweetheart challenged by his father's upcoming seventy-fifth birthday celebration and a ranch murder involving numerous possible suspects. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Into the Breach, Once More

A Hellfighter Novel

Author: Thomas Tipton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467069526

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 8695

The Kingdom of Niv has turned its back on its soldiers, its brave sons and daughters that have always fought and bled to protect it. Yet, the Hellfighter Divisions continue to stand ready to defend the land from the mysteries of the Dread and the encroaching desolation of the Blight. Though the evil of the Dread has been contained for the better part of a decade, a new enemy is poised to challenge the Hellfighters of the Tears of Flame Division. But these battle hardened warriors will never yield. They are young men seeking purpose. They are old men with violent histories. They are Hellfighters and this is their story. Time will not dim the glory of their deeds.

On the Political Economy of Plant Disease Epidemics

Capita Selecta in Historical Epidemiology

Author: Jan C. Zadoks

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9086860869

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 249

View: 1175

Food security has been and always will be a human concern. Food security has always been fragile, threatened by a variety of factors including plant disease epidemics. Several plant disease epidemics of the past lead to questions like: What happened? How did people deal with these epidemics? What were the social and political consequences? This volume deals with such questions in six selected chapters. Chapter 1 discusses black stem rust of wheat in antiquity, and how its epidemics were perceived by the ancients. Chapter 2 reconstructs a forgotten epidemic of yellow stripe rust, 1846, on rye, a staple food in Continental Europe. Chapter 3 describes the epidemics of potato late blight in Continental Europe, 1844-46, that caused the Continental Famine and - in the longer reach - contributed to the European revolutions of 1848. Chapter 4 studies the impact of plant disease on the food situation in the neutral Netherlands during World War I. Chapter 5 looks at belligerent Germany during World War I, ravaged by plant disease. Chapter 6 treats the problem of under-rating and over-estimating the effect of plant diseases on the course of history: the effects of ergot on political events in Russia, 1722, and in France, 1779, of black stem rust on wheat on the Russian Famine, 1932/3, and of rice brown spot on the Bengal Famine, 1943.This publication is of interest to plant pathologists, historians, economists and sociologists, interested in history, and with a focus on food.

Grey Griffins: The Relic Hunters

Author: Derek Benz,J. S. Lewis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031613452X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3470

In just one semester at Iron Bridge Academy, The Grey Griffins have already had quite an education-clockwork robots, students with super powers, and a hidden land beyond our world where mystical creatures and incredible inventions exist. But as second semester begins, their friendship is put to the test-Max, Ernie, Natalia, and Harley are growing apart. When their arch nemesis Otto Von Strife reemerges with another evil plan, the Griffins must learn to set aside their differences and reunite to save the world. And each other.

Dinner at the New Gene Café

How Genetic Engineering Is Changing What We Eat, How We Live, and the Global Politics of Food

Author: Bill Lambrecht

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429976594

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 8984

Biotech companies are racing to alter the genetic building blocks of the world's food. In the United States, the primary venue for this quiet revolution, the acreage of genetically modified crops has soared from zero to 70 million acres since 1996. More than half of America's processed grocery products-from cornflakes to granola bars to diet drinks-contain gene-altered ingredients. But the U.S., unlike Europe and other democratic nations, does not require labeling of modified food. Dinner at the New Gene Café expertly lays out the battle lines of the impending collision between a powerful but unproved technology and a gathering resistance from people worried about the safety of genetic change.

The Sixth Man

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230760961

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6572

The fifth book in the heart-stopping King and Maxwell series, The Sixth Man by David Baldacci will keep pulses racing as Sean King and Michelle Maxwell face their greatest challenge yet. When alleged serial killer Edgar Roy is locked away in Cutter's Rock psychiatric unit, private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's lawyer, Ted Bergin, to examine the case further. But the investigation is derailed before it begins when Bergin is found murdered in his car on the highway. A sinister trail of terrifying events begins to unfold as King and Maxwell attempt to determine Roy's guilt or innocence. When the FBI becomes involved, it fast becomes apparent that there's much more to this case than meets the eye. As they dig deeper into Roy's past and learn about his phenomenal ability, they are bombarded with obstacles, half-truths, and dead ends which make filtering the facts all the more difficult. As each new theory brings a new revelation, King and Maxwell are pushed to the limit. Could this be the case which leaves the duo permanently parted? The Sixth Man is followed by the sixth and final book in the King and Maxwell series, King and Maxwell.

Bacterial Blight of Rice

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Bacterial Blight of Rice, 14-18 March 1988

Author: N.A

Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.

ISBN: 971104188X

Category: Rice

Page: 235

View: 5341

Pathogenesis; Epidemiology and ecology; Host resistance and pathogen variation; Genetics and plant breeding; Abstracts.

Extinction (The Wasteland Chronicles, #6)

Author: Kyle West

Publisher: Kyle West


Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 8307

Time is running out for humanity to defeat the encroaching forces of the Radaskim. As settlements fall and the Great Blight spreads, it falls on the New Angels to unite disparate factions before it is too late. But the dark Xenomind, Askala, has her own plans to end humanity before that can ever happen, and only the greatest sacrifice can stop her from achieving her aims...

The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520256378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 990

View: 2583

Critical commentary illuminating Blake's allusions and references accompanies the texts of his poetic and prose works.

Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains

An Environmental History of the Highest Peaks in Eastern America

Author: Timothy Silver

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807863149

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 1792

Each year, thousands of tourists visit Mount Mitchell, the most prominent feature of North Carolina's Black Mountain range and the highest peak in the eastern United States. From Native Americans and early explorers to land speculators and conservationists, people have long been drawn to this rugged region. Timothy Silver explores the long and complicated history of the Black Mountains, drawing on both the historical record and his experience as a backpacker and fly fisherman. He chronicles the geological and environmental forces that created this intriguing landscape, then traces its history of environmental change and human intervention from the days of Indian-European contact to today. Among the many tales Silver recounts is that of Elisha Mitchell, the renowned geologist and University of North Carolina professor for whom Mount Mitchell is named, who fell to his death there in 1857. But nature's stories--of forest fires, chestnut blight, competition among plants and animals, insect invasions, and, most recently, airborne toxins and acid rain--are also part of Silver's narrative, making it the first history of the Appalachians in which the natural world gets equal time with human history. It is only by understanding the dynamic between these two forces, Silver says, that we can begin to protect the Black Mountains for future generations.