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13 Bullets
  • Author : David Wellington
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780307381439
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The first book in the Laura Caxton Vampire series from the author of the Monster Island trilogy. All the official reports say that vampires are dead--extinct since the late ’80s, when FBI agent Arkeley defeated the last vampire in a fight that nearly killed him. But when state trooper Laura Caxton calls the FBI looking for help in the middle of the night, Arkeley is unsurprised to hear that it sounds like a vampire attack. He’s been expecting such a call to come eventually. Sure, it has been years since any signs of an attack, but Arkeley knows what most people don’t: there is one left. In an abandoned asylum she is rotting, plotting, and biding her time in a way that only the undead can. Laura Caxton is out of her league on this case and more than a little afraid. Arkeley made it clear there is only one way out. The worst thing is the feeling that the vampires want more than just her blood. They want her for a reason, one she can’t guess; a reason her sphinxlike partner knows but won’t say; a reason she has to find out-or die trying.

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    13 Bullets
  • Author : David Wellington
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780307393609
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The first book in the Laura Caxton Vampire series from the author of the Monster Island trilogy. All the official reports say that vampires are dead--extinct since the late ’80s, when FBI agent Arkeley defeated the last vampire in a fight that nearly killed him. But when state trooper Laura Caxton calls the FBI looking for help in the middle of the night, Arkeley is unsurprised to hear that it sounds like a vampire attack. He’s been expecting such a call to come eventually. Sure, it has been years since any signs of an attack, but Arkeley knows what most people don’t: there is one left. In an abandoned asylum she is rotting, plotting, and biding her time in a way that only the undead can. Laura Caxton is out of her league on this case and more than a little afraid. Arkeley made it clear there is only one way out. The worst thing is the feeling that the vampires want more than just her blood. They want her for a reason, one she can’t guess; a reason her sphinxlike partner knows but won’t say; a reason she has to find out-or die trying.

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    Ralph Compton Thirteen Bullets
  • Author : Sean Danker,Ralph Compton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780593334188
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this raucous new book in Ralph Compton’s Gunfighter series, the only thing Dan Karr can’t shoot down is his suspicion about the man who’s paying him. George Kingsley has more money than sense, and when he’s in trouble he turns to the infamous gunslinger Dan Karr for protection. Dan reluctantly accepts, and he kills every would-be assassin without hesitation or remorse. He’s superstitious, not sentimental, but Kingsley has kids, and Dan doesn’t want to see any child grow up without a father. As the killers keep coming and the bodies stack up, it becomes clear that something is very wrong. Luck favors the prepared, and Dan starts to realize just how little he knows about the family he’s risking his neck for. He’s always been good at dodging black cats and broken mirrors, but he’s spent enough time around gamblers to know that a hot streak can’t last forever. Sooner or later, every man’s luck runs out...

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    Vampire Zero
  • Author : David Wellington
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780307381729
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • One man stood between them and us. U.S. Marshal Jameson Arkeley—the country’s foremost authority on vampires—taught police investigator and vampire fighter Laura Caxton everything she knows about monsters. After a bloody war visited upon Gettysburg by an army of vampires, Arkeley gave up his own life to save others. Except he didn’t exactly die . . . Arkeley accepted the curse and is now a vampire himself. What’s worse, he’s the savviest vampire ever—he knows all the tricks better than anyone. Caxton is now faced with the task of destroying him. But Arkeley knows all her tactics too; after all, he taught them to her. Caxton realizes she must finish Arkeley before he succeeds in his quest to exterminate his own family, one member at a time. But even more important, she has to prevent him from becoming a beast exponentially more dangerous—a Vampire Zero. The author of 13 Bullets and 99 Coffins, David Wellington takes the Laura Caxton series to a whole new level in this action-packed third volume.

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    The Bullets, the Wizards, and Washington, DC, Basketball
  • Author : Brett L. Abrams,Raphael Mazzone
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN : 9780810885547
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • This book chronicles the Washington, DC area's history of professional basketball, from the sport's origins up through the present day. It captures the high and low times of the Bullets, the Wizards, and all the other basketball teams in Washington's history. The authors meticulously researched newspaper and magazine articles, as well as archival material from the Basketball Hall of Fame, to give a complete and comprehensive history of the DC teams. Their findings illuminate the owners, players, and rivalries, while also providing insight into the events, trades, and most significant games that occurred throughout the history of professional basketball in the DC area.

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    Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UOM:39015068369282
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  • Genre : Periodicals
  • Read and download full book Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature

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    Frostbite
  • Author : David Wellington
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780307460844
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • For Cheyenne Clark, there's a bad moon on the rise . . . There's one sound a woman doesn't want to hear when she's lost and alone in the Arctic wilderness: a howl. When a strange wolf's teeth slash Cheyenne's ankle to the bone, her old life ends, and she becomes the very monster that has haunted her nightmares for years. Worse, the only one who can understand what Chey has become is the man–or wolf–who's doomed her to this fate. He also wants to chop her head off with an axe. Yet as the line between human and beast blurs, so too does the distinction between hunter and hunted . . . for Chey is more than just the victim she appears to be. But once she's within killing range, she may find that–even for a werewolf–it's not always easy to go for the jugular.

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    The Quarterly Journal of Medicine
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 886
  • ISBN : UFL:31262054650956
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  • Genre : Medicine
  • Read and download full book The Quarterly Journal of Medicine

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    Journal of the Royal United Service Institution
  • Author : Royal United Service Institution
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB10595178
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Journal of the Royal United Service Institution

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    Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Whitehall Yard
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112108092351
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  • Genre : Military art and science
  • Read and download full book Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Whitehall Yard

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    Journal of the Royal United Service Institution
  • Author : Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 666
  • ISBN : UOM:39015035093890
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  • Genre : Military art and science
  • Read and download full book Journal of the Royal United Service Institution

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    Sir Henry Bessemer, F.R.S.
  • Author : Sir Henry Bessemer
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433000048458
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  • Genre : Bessemer process
  • Read and download full book Sir Henry Bessemer, F.R.S.

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    Transactions of the first Pan-American Medical Congress v.1
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1332
  • ISBN : STANFORD:24503381109
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Transactions of the first Pan-American Medical Congress v.1

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    Medical and Surgical Therapy
  • Author : Sir Alfred Keogh
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 946
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HC4ZSU
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  • Genre : Medicine, Military
  • 1999, Gift of Dr. George R. Wilkinson. Owned by Dr. Theodore McC. Davis.

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    The Warren Commission Report
  • Author : President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy,U.S. Government
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 10357
  • ISBN : EAN:4064066310257
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Warren Commission Report is the result of the investigation regarding the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy. The U.S. Congress passed Senate Joint Resolution 137 authorizing the Presidential appointed Commission to report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, mandating the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of evidence. After eleven months of the investigation the Commission presented its findings in 888-page final report. The key findings presented in this report were that President Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, that Oswald acted entirely alone and that Jack Ruby also acted alone when he killed Oswald two days later. The Commission's findings have proven controversial and have been both challenged and supported by later studies.

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    Transactions of the First Pan-American Medical Congress, Held in the City of Washington, D. C., U. S. A., September 5, 6, 7 and 8, A. D. 1893
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1145
  • ISBN : PURD:32754082263371
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Transactions of the First Pan-American Medical Congress, Held in the City of Washington, D. C., U. S. A., September 5, 6, 7 and 8, A. D. 1893

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    Garfield Presents...Babes and Bullets
  • Author : Jim Davis,Ron Tuthill
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 0345363396
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  • Genre : Cats
  • Just call him Sam, sweetheart . . . An open door is Garfield's invitation to old-fashioned mystery and romance. With a sharp-looking fedora and a no-nonsense trench coat, he becomes Sam Spayed, a tough-talking, tail-twitching private eye with a mean case on his paws. It's all in a day's work for the world's smartest (and only) feline detective. He'll get the job done, all right. And you can bet he'll get it done before dinnertime, sweetheart.

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    Wounds of the Abdomen
  • Author : Jean Abadie
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : NWU:35558005430034
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  • Genre : Abdomen
  • Read and download full book Wounds of the Abdomen

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    32 Fangs
  • Author : David Wellington
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9780307886187
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Final Reckoning Laura Caxton's battles against the ancient vampire Justinia Malvern have cost her nearly everything—her badge, her freedom, her friends and family . . . maybe even her humanity. And as she hides out in the deepest backwoods of Pennsylvania, pursued by the cops who were once her colleagues, Laura certainly looks beaten. But as Laura sees it, what little is left of her soul is perfectly adapted to the job of ridding the world of its last vampire. And thanks to the terrible clarity she's found, Laura's come up with a plan—one that will finish Malvern once and for all. But the ever-wily Malvern has a few last aces left to play and is quietly dealing a hand that will involve a terrible fate for the few friends Laura's got left. When the two adversaries meet for the last time in their most epic battle, the vampires will force Laura to pay a price far beyond anything she's sacrificed before.

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    23 Hours
  • Author : David Wellington
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780307452788
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the next 23 hours, there will be no reprieve, no mercy, and no time off for good behavior. When vampire hunter Laura Caxton is locked up in a maximum-security prison, the cop-turned-con finds herself surrounded by countless murderers and death-row inmates with nothing to lose . . . and plenty of time to kill. Caxton’s always been able to watch her own back–even when it’s against a cell-block wall–but soon she learns that an even greater threat has slithered behind the bars to join her. Justinia Malvern, the world’s oldest living vampire, has taken up residence, and her strength grows by the moment as she raids the inmate population like an open bar with an all-you-can-drink supply of fresh blood. The crafty old vampire knows just how to pull Caxton’s strings, too, and she's issued an ultimatum that Laura can’t refuse. Now Laura has just 23 hours to fight her way through a gauntlet of vampires, cons, and killers . . . 23 hours to make one last, desperate attempt at protecting the world from Justinia’s evil.

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    The Holly
  • Author : Julian Rubinstein
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 407
  • ISBN : 9780374713478
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • An award-winning journalist’s dramatic account of a shooting that shook a community to its core, with important implications for the future On the last evening of summer in 2013, five shots rang out in a part of northeast Denver known as the Holly. Long a destination for African American families fleeing the Jim Crow South, the area had become an “invisible city” within a historically white metropolis. While shootings there weren’t uncommon, the identity of the shooter that night came as a shock. Terrance Roberts was a revered anti-gang activist. His attempts to bring peace to his community had won the accolades of both his neighbors and the state’s most important power brokers. Why had he just fired a gun? In The Holly, the award-winning Denver-based journalist Julian Rubinstein reconstructs the events that left a local gang member paralyzed and Roberts facing the possibility of life in prison. Much more than a crime story, The Holly is a multigenerational saga of race and politics that runs from the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter. With a cast that includes billionaires, elected officials, cops, developers, and street kids, the book explores the porous boundaries between a city’s elites and its most disadvantaged citizens. It also probes the fraught relationships between police, confidential informants, activists, gang members, and ex–gang members as they struggle to put their pasts behind them. In The Holly, we see how well-intentioned efforts to curb violence and improve neighborhoods can go badly awry, and we track the interactions of law enforcement with gang members who conceive of themselves as defenders of a neighborhood. When Roberts goes on trial, the city’s fault lines are fully exposed. In a time of national reckoning over race, policing, and the uses and abuses of power, Rubinstein offers a dramatic and humane illumination of what’s at stake.

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    Teaching Text Features to Support Comprehension
  • Author : Michelle Kelley,Nicki Clausen-Grace
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9781496602992
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  • Genre : Education
  • When K-5 students understand how to read text features like diagrams, bullets, insets, and tables, they are reading the whole page--essential for deep comprehension of nonfiction and fiction text. In this revised edition of Reading the Whole Page: Teaching and Assessing Text Features to Meet K-5 Common Core Standards, seasoned educators Michelle Kelley and Nicki Clausen-Grace show you how to explicitly teach K-5 students to read text features, use them to navigate text, and include them in their own writing. The classroom-proven mini-lessons, activities, and assessment tools in Teaching Text Features to Support Comprehension help you: teach relevant Common Core State Standards and grade-level expectations; diagnose, monitor, and meet student needs with one of two level-appropriate assessments; evaluate knowledge with a unique picture book that can be downloaded that illustrates all the text features; and monitor and guide differentiated instruction with a convenient class profile. Sixty mini-lessons for teaching print, graphic, and organizational features provide ample choices for meeting the standards while adapting to students' needs. Flexible lessons, which follow the gradual release of responsibility model and increase in difficulty, can be used within the typical 90-minute reading block, during content-area instruction, in small groups, and as part of independent practice opportunities like literacy centers. Each lesson offers concept review, suggestions for differentiation, assessment options, and technology connections, requiring students to find, explore, manipulate, and create text features in their own writing. Even more activities--from text feature walks to scavenger hunts--help students integrate text feature knowledge as they read. The downloadable materials provided online include important resources and convenient lesson supports, such as interactive thinksheets that can be filled out directly on the computer, visual examples of each text featur

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    100 Bullets (Band 13) - Freitag
  • Author : Azzarello Brian
  • Publisher : DC COMICS bei Panini Comics
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 9783736775831
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • DAS MAGAZIN IST LEER! Es begann mit einem Koffer in einem Barrio von Chicago und endet zumindest bildlich auf der Bhne des Grand Guignol: das epische Finale der groen Vertigo-Crime-Saga! Die letzten, dsteren Geheimnisse des Trusts und der Minutemen werden enthllt in einem Kugelhagel, den man nie vergessen wird! Und nicht nur Kugeln fliegen. Was immer auch erfunden worden ist, um Menschen vom Leben zum Tode zu befrdern, hier kommt es zum Einsatz. Denn niemand ist unschuldig. Und alle haben es verdient!

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    Mastering Physics for IIT-JEE Volume - I
  • Author : Rathi Rakesh
  • Publisher : S. Chand Publishing
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9788121934695
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Study Aids
  • Physics for IIT-JEE

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    Neon Visions
  • Author : Brannon Costello
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9780807168066
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Neon Revelations tracks the groundbreaking career of comics innovator and iconoclastic auteur Howard Chaykin and the impact of his work on the transformation of American comic books in the 1980s. Acclaimed (and often controversial) projects such as American Flagg!, Time2, and Black Kiss turned action-packed adventure tales of mainstream comics into a platform for personal expression, political engagement, and aesthetic experimentation. Chaykin remains a vital and prolific artist today, yet despite the original and influential nature of his comics, he has received scant critical attention. Spanning Chaykin’s career from his 1980s heyday to the contemporary period, the first book-length study of Chaykin’s work locates the unique power of Chaykin’s comics in their inventive explorations of the question of authenticity in popular culture. It examines the ways in which Chaykin’s work, which demands a mode of reading that is alive to the distinct affordances of the comics medium and the complexities of its history, reveals the limitations of valuing comics narrowly as "literature."

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    Industrial Arts Index
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044092851401
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Industrial Arts Index

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    A Lie Too Big to Fail
  • Author : Lisa Pease
  • Publisher : Feral House
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 9781627310819
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • In A Lie Too Big to Fail, longtime Kennedy researcher (of both JFK and RFK) Lisa Pease lays out, in meticulous detail, how witnesses with evidence of conspiracy were silenced by the Los Angeles Police Department; how evidence was deliberately altered and, in some instances, destroyed; and how the justice system and the media failed to present the truth of the case to the public. Pease reveals how the trial was essentially a sham, and how the prosecution did not dare to follow where the evidence led. A Lie Too Big to Fail asserts the idea that a government can never investigate itself in a crime of this magnitude. Was the convicted Sirhan Sirhan a willing participant? Or was he a mind-controlled assassin? It has fallen to independent researchers like Pease to lay out the evidence in a clear and concise manner, allowing readers to form their theories about this event. Pease places the history of this event in the context of the era and provides shocking overlaps between other high-profile murders and attempted murders of the time. Lisa Pease goes further than anyone else in proving who likely planned the assassination, who the assassination team members were, and why Kennedy was deemed such a threat that he had to be taken out before he became President of the United States.

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    Travels in the Land of Hunger
  • Author : Domenico Italo Composto-Hart
  • Publisher : Dragon Bone Books
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780985017798
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In the spring of 2004 - after living in Tokyo, Japan for over three years pursuing a career as a freelance musician - science fiction and fantasy author Domenico Italo Composto-Hart set off on a half-year backpacking journey through the lands of East and Southeast Asia, Siberia, Central Russia, the Baltic states, the Nordic countries, and Eastern and Western Europe. Traveling by foot, bus, train, and boat - and seeing the world through the analytical lens of anthropology, archaeology, and economics - Domenico documents, researches, and deciphers the developing nations he encounters as they rise through the turbulence of unregulated Western capitalism and globalization. Travels in the Land of Hunger is the author's reflective account of the dark, long-lasting impact of Western colonialism and imperialism, the Vietnam War, the Khmer Rouge regime, the 1997 Asian financial crisis, and the sex tourism and sex trafficking industries in Southeast and East Asia. It is also a narrative of finding exotic beauty, inspiration, inner strength, and unexpected love.

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    Medical and surgical therapy v. 3, 1918
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 964
  • ISBN : STANFORD:24501726531
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Medical and surgical therapy v. 3, 1918

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    Hydrometeor Data and Analytical-theoretical Investigations Pertaining to the SAMS Rain Erosion Program of the 1972-73 Season at Wallops Island, Virginia
  • Author : V. G. Plank
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN : UOM:39015095137538
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  • Genre : Cloud physics
  • Radar, aircraft, and surface measurement information is presented concerning the liquid-water-content values and size distribution properties of the hydrometeors that existed along the trajectory paths of the four SAMS missiles that were fired into Wallops storm during the 1972-73 season.

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    Performance, Politics and Activism
  • Author : P. Lichtenfels,J. Rouse
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781137341051
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Considering both making political performance and making performance politically, this collection explores engagements of political resistance, public practice and performance media, on various scales of production within structures of neoliberal and liberal government and power.

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    The Plain English Approach to Business Writing
  • Author : Edward P. Bailey Jr.
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780199874484
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • In offices across America, the Masters of Gobbledygook are hard at work. They're bombarding in-boxes with those long, confusing memos that colleagues don't have the patience to read--and bosses don't have the time to rewrite. They use words like "commence" or "prior to" instead of "begin" or "before." They bury their main point somewhere in the last paragraph--and take two pages to get there. Everybody knows one of them; in fact, you may even be one of them. But now there's help for anyone who's ever fallen prey to businessese, academese, legalese, or any other "ese" when faced with a blank memo pad. In The Plain English Approach to Business Writing, Edward Bailey--who spent twenty years working in the bastions of bureaucratese--offers readers a powerful new communications tool. Written for busy professionals who want to improve the quality and clarity of their own (or their staff's) writing style, this no-nonsense guide is an indispensable office companion. Bailey's approach is 5urprisingly straightforward: just write as you would talk. Plain English is not only easier to read; it's also easier to write. And it's so effective that many large organizations are endorsing, if not demanding, its use in the work place. Pithy and entertaining, Bailey points out all the dos and don'ts of plain English. He then illustrates them with examples drawn from a wide array of sources, including business documents, technical manuals, trade publications like Consumer Reports, and the works of writers such as Russell Baker and John D. MacDonald. From the basics to the fine tuning, he offers practical advice on clarity and precision, organization, layout, and a host of other important writing topics. A delightful, down-to-earth guide, The Plain English Approach to Business Writing is for professionals of all backgrounds (government, military, legal, financial, technical, corporate) and staff at all levels (from the company CEO to the ambitious secretary). The Plain English Approach to Business Writing can be read in an hour--and used for the rest of one's life.

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    Plain English at Work
  • Author : Edward P. Bailey Jr.
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0198026447
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Everyday we write countless memos, letters, and reports without a second thought. Likewise, we give presentations, both formal and informal. Often this writing and speaking gets criticized for being jargon-ridden, obscure, or long-winded--in short, for not being in "plain English." But what is plain English, and how do we go about writing and speaking it? In Plain English at Work, Edward Bailey gives the answer, with down-to-earth tips and practical advice. Bailey, an expert in business communication, gives us a simple model for writing: · Style: write more the way you talk. · Organization: make your point easy to find. · Layout: use headings, lists, and other white space so readers can see the structure of your writing. Psycholinguists, Bailey points out, have proven that the techniques of plain English writing are far easier on your readers; experience has proven that writing in plain English is easier on you--the writer, too. Bailey also gives you a wealth of practical advice for presentations including: · How to remember your talk. · How to design visual aids. · How to design computer presentations. · How to set up the room you'll be speaking in. · How to develop a successful delivery style. Perhaps most impressive are the many detailed tips he gives here. For instance, when using a pointer, hold it in the hand closer to the screen (otherwise, you turn your back on the audience, making it harder to hear you). When designing a visual aid, use at least 28-point type, and seldom use all capital letters (which are harder to read). And when presenting a bar chart during a computer presentation, build it--a bar at a time--to focus your audience's attention. Drawing on two earlier and popular books, The Plain English Approach to Business Writing and A Practical Guide for Business Speaking, this new volume has been significantly updated. It includes up-to-the-minute information on using computers, computer graphics, and typography for your writing, and on using the same technology for designing your presentations. The result is an authoritative and comprehensive single volume that will be the essential guide for everyone wishing to communicate more easily and effectively at work.

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    A Cinematic History of Gangsters & Detectives
  • Author : Mark Wilshin
  • Publisher : Heinemann-Raintree Library
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 1410920097
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Examines the development of the gangster and detective film genres, from early works such as Al Capone to modern detective films such as L.A. Confidential.

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    Report of the Chief of Ordnance
  • Author : United States. Army. Ordnance Department
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924069850182
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Report of the Chief of Ordnance

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    How to Kill a Vampire
  • Author : Liisa Ladouceur
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Pages : 153
  • ISBN : 9781770904309
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • A fascinating investigation of what strikes fear in an immortal’s heart Vampires exist. And in every culture with a legend about bloodsuckers that rise from the grave to prey upon the living, there are rules and rituals for how to destroy them. How to Kill a Vampire is the first book to focus specifically on all known ways to prevent vampirism, protect oneself against attacks, and ultimately how to destroy the undead, as documented in folklore as well as horror film, TV, and books. Covering everything from obscure legends to contemporary blockbusters, Ladouceur’s unique approach to vampires traces the evolution of how to kill the fictional creatures and celebrates the most important slayers. In exploring how and why we create these monsters and the increasingly complex ways in which we destroy them, the book not only serves as a handy guide to the history and modern role of the vampire, it reveals much about the changing nature of human fears.

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    Private Security Companies during the Iraq War
  • Author : Scott Fitzsimmons
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781317541707
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  • Genre : History
  • This book explores the use of deadly force by private security companies during the Iraq War. The work focuses on and compares the activities of the US companies Blackwater and Dyncorp. Despite sharing several important characteristics, such as working for the same client (the US State Department) during the same time period, the employees of Blackwater fired their weapons far more often, and killed and seriously injured far more people in Iraq than their counterparts in DynCorp. In order to explain this disparity, the book undertakes the most comprehensive analysis ever attempted on the use of violence by the employees of these firms. Based on extensive empirical research, it offers a credible explanation for this difference: Blackwater maintained a relatively bellicose military culture that placed strong emphasis on norms encouraging its personnel to exercise personal initiative, proactive use of force, and an exclusive approach to security, which, together, motivated its personnel to use violence quite freely against anyone they suspected of posing a threat. Specifically, Blackwater’s military culture motivated its personnel to fire upon suspected threats more quickly, at greater distances, and with a greater quantity of bullets, and to more readily abandon the people they shot at when compared to DynCorp’s personnel, who maintained a military culture that encouraged far less violent behaviour. Utilizing the Private Security Company Violent Incident Dataset (PSCVID), created by the author in 2012, the book draws upon data on hundreds of violent incidents involving private security personnel in Iraq to identify trends in the behaviour exhibited by the employees of different firms. Based on this rich and original empirical data, the book provides the definitive study of contemporary private security personnel in the Iraq War. This book will be of much interest to students of the Iraq War, Private Security Companies, Military Studies, War and Conflict Studies and IR in general.

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    Abominable Snowmen
  • Author : Ivan T. Sanderson
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN : 9781605203331
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Scottish zoologist IVAN TERRANCE SANDERSON (1911-1973) coined the word cryptozoology and first used it in print in this hard-to-find 1961 work, the story of "hairy hominids" across the planet from the very beginnings of human civilization until the mid 20th century. With its scientific, anthropological approach, this is one of the first books to treat the phenomenon of "Bigfoot" seriously, and introduced a groundbreaking classification system for the spectrum of subhumanoids. "I am happy that a whole new generation of cryptozoologists-in-training will be able to read Ivan T. Sanderson's classic book," says cryptozoologist Loren Coleman in his new introduction. "This book opened the minds of many to the vastness of the hominoid reports... and spotlighted for people that Bigfoot/Sasquatch research was the next area for exploration in North America." This new edition, complete with the original illustrations and maps, is part of Cosimo's Loren Coleman Presents series. LOREN COLEMAN is author of numerous books of cryptozoology, including Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America and Mothman and Other Curious Encounters.

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    United States naval medical bulletin. v. 4, 1910
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN : STANFORD:24504130494
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book United States naval medical bulletin. v. 4, 1910