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Facing the Wind

Facing the Wind

A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation

  • Author: Julie Salamon
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 9780375507014
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 320
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Robert and Mary Rowe’s second child, Christopher, was born with severe neurological and visual impairments. For many years, the Rowes’ courageous response to adversity set an example for a group of Brooklyn mothers who met to discuss the challenges of raising children with birth defects. Then Bob Rowe’s pressures — professional and personal — took their toll, and he fell into depression and, ultimately delusion. And one day he took a baseball bat and killed his three children and his wife. In Facing the Wind, Julie Salamon not only tells the Rowes’ tragic story but also explores the lives of others drawn into it: the mothers, a social worker with problems of her own, an ocularist — that is, a man who makes prosthetic eyes — a young woman who enters the novitiate out of shame over her childhood sexual activities, and a judge of unusual wisdom. Facing the Wind is a work of redemptive compassion and understanding. It addresses the questions of how human beings cope with the burdens that chance inflicts upon them and what constitutes moral and legal guilt and innocence.

Facing the Wind

Facing the Wind

The Life and Letters of Isobel, Marchioness of Graham

  • Author: Lady Fiona Hannon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780952696117
  • Category:
  • Page: 208
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Facing the Abusing God

Facing the Abusing God

A Theology of Protest

  • Author: David R. Blumenthal
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN: 9780664254643
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 318
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Looking at the experience of Holocaust survivors and of survivors of child abuse, this work asks disturbing questions why God permits victimization of the innocent.

The Beautiful Catastrophe of Wind

The Beautiful Catastrophe of Wind

  • Author: Roger Theodoredis
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595505902
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 332
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No one ever chooses to stop at Black Rock Mesa, it's too desolate. The brutal wind, ever-present and temperamental, tests the willpower of the most stalwart residents. So, when a mysterious woman impulsively disembarks from a bus and gets blown into the town's general store, her presence causes quite a stir. She says little, but her Asian features earn her the nickname "Tokyo." Deciding to stay in town, she reveals little about her past, and is comforted to find little is asked. Slowly she comes to see that Black Rock is not like other towns -- due to the wind, everything, even time, works a bit differently. Black Rock, she learns, was founded by three prospectors looking for gold -- Noah, Shlomo and Apie. Noah, the most charismatic of the three, attracted quarrymen to this unforgiving place to tirelessly chip and haul the slate down from the mesa. But the big gaps left in the stories of the past hint to Tokyo that the town folk have secrets bigger than her own. No one is talking, not even the man Tokyo takes up with, Luke, Noah's son. This reticence suits Tokyo just fine, until one day a strange man shows up in Black Rock with revelations. Ultimately, no secret is immune.

Greenhouses and Shelter Structures for Tropical Regions

Greenhouses and Shelter Structures for Tropical Regions

  • Author: Chr. von Zabeltitz,Wilfried O. Baudoin
  • Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
  • ISBN: 9789251043868
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: 122
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Climbing and Hiking in the Wind River Mountains

Climbing and Hiking in the Wind River Mountains

  • Author: Joe Kelsey
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493001353
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 448
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Now completely updated and revised with new color photos and topos, this guidebook is the ultimate resource to technical climbing routes, hiking trails, and peak-bagging routes in Wyoming's Wind River Range, a popular playground for backcountry enthusiasts and alpine rock climbers. More than 200 new climbing routes have been completed in the Wind Rivers since this book was last published in 1994, and this guide is the only comprehensive collection of information available to climbers. Includes hiking and climbing information for these areas: Ross LakesGreen RiverDinwoody GlacierPeak LakeTitcomb BasinAlpine LakesMiddle Fork LakeEast Fork ValleyBaptiste LakeCirque of the TowersDeep LakeSouth Pass

Mine Safety and Efficient Exploitation Facing Challenges of the 21st Century

Mine Safety and Efficient Exploitation Facing Challenges of the 21st Century

International Mining Forum 2010

  • Author: Liu Zegong,Jerzy Kicki,Hua Xinzhu,Yuan Shujie,Dai Guanglong,Eugeniusz J. Sobczyk
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0415598966
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 300
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The International Mining Forum is a meeting of scientists and professionals for exchanging new ideas and experiences, evaluate previously implemented solutions, and discuss fresh ideas that might change the mining industry’s image. In recent years theory and technology in mine safety and efficient exploitation has made considerable progress in China, Poland and other countries, due to the introduction of many new theories and technologies. The International Mining Forum 2010, jointly organized by Anhui University of Science and Technology (China), AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland) and Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland), has provided experts all over the world with an opportunity and platform to exchange information and ideas. Purpose of the forum was to promote research and development of mine safety, efficient exploitation theory and provide theoretical and technical support for mine safety improvement. This book is addressed to researchers and professionals who work in the fields of underground mining technology, rock engineering or mine management.

Wind Power of the Future

Wind Power of the Future

New Ways of Turning Wind Into Energy

  • Author: Betsy Dru Tecco
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780823936656
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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People have long used wind to create energy on a small scale. Today's inventors and engineers have built a variety of windmills and state-of-the-art machines called wind turbines that take the flow of the wind and turn it into energy we can use for large-scale, practical purposes. Readers will love reading about these fascinating projects.

Meteorology Today

Meteorology Today

  • Author: C. Donald Ahrens,Robert Henson
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1305480627
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 656
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METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition combines market-leading content in weather, climate, and earth science with the interactive learning experience you expect from Cengage Learning. Grounded in the scientific method, this student-friendly and highly visual text shows you how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as a budding scientist, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements, such as wind, precipitation, condensation, masses and fronts, and the seasons. Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention, and include analysis of Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, and recent findings from the US National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition is a dynamic learning tool packed with self-testing features such as end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems, live animations, web links, and more. Whether you choose a bound book or interactive eBook, METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition takes your learning to atmospheric heights! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Autocar Handbook

The Autocar Handbook

  • Author: N N
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3845713070
  • Category:
  • Page: 204
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Dieses Buch vereint sowohl Tipps genereller Natur zur Wartung und Pflege von Personenkraftwagen als auch konkrete technische Beschreibungen, Tabellen und Illustrationen. Es stellt somit ein umfassendes Werk dar, das f r jeden an Kraftfahrzeugen interessierten Leser reichhaltig Informationen bereith lt. Es handelt sich hierbei um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.

Facing the Wind

Facing the Wind

  • Author: Anne Harris
  • Publisher: Rocky River Romance
  • ISBN: 9781740620321
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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A tale set in picturesque Florida finds a social worker reconciling her past as a means of preparing for her future when her life is changed by a sailing boat and a young boy. Reprint.

The Pros and Cons of Wind Power

The Pros and Cons of Wind Power

  • Author: Louise Spilsbury,Richard Spilsbury
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 9781404237452
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Explains and explores the use of wind power.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Young Readers Edition

  • Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101637420
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 304
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The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

Cry Against the Wind

Cry Against the Wind

  • Author: Fleeta Cunningham
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • ISBN: 1612177794
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 356
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Audrey Anderson needs help. A troubled young woman has accused her father, a high school counselor, of rape. Audrey is determined to uncover the truth. She needs Hal Lindstom. But they have history. Getting involved with "The Viking" as he's known in the legal world, could save her father...and break her heart. Hal made the mistake of losing Audrey when he chose to pursue his career rather than follow his heart. But he's learned to fight for truth, including getting Audrey to admit she still cares. It will take all he has, but he's determined to find the evidence to clear Audrey's father and uncover the passion between them to win her love.

The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes

The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes

  • Author: Ralph Bagnold
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400956827
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 265
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THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM THIS book results from an attempt to explain on a basis of experimental physics some of the many strange phenomena produced by the natural movement of sand over the dry land of the Earth. The subject is but one aspect of a far wider problem which is still very imperfectly grasped-the transport of solid particles of any kind by fluids in general. Here the difficulty has been, and still is, that no one branch of science has attempted to deal with the problem as a whole, or to co-ordinate the vast amount of piecemeal work by students of different outlook in many unrelated fields. The carriage of silt by rivers has received a great deal of attention from engineers. But owing to the difficulties of direct measurement, to the expense and labour of conducting full-scale experiments, and to a failure to find agreement as to the basic quantities upon which a theoretical edifice may be built, the published results are far from satisfactory. Little has emerged except empirical formulae; and these are rarely capable of reliable application to conditions other than those under which they were evolved. The drifting of snow is of direct interest to transport authorities in many countries, to meteorologists engaged in the study of rainfall, to ski-runners and to mountaineers. Yet no means has been found whereby the precipitation can be gauged, or the rate of drift related to the strength of the wind.

Against the Wind

Against the Wind

Eberhard Arnold and the Bruderhof

  • Author: Markus Baum
  • Publisher: The Plough Publishing House
  • ISBN: 0874869536
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 301
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Eberhard Arnold was not afraid of the truth. A man for today s seekers, he faced life s essential questions head on. When he found answers, he lived them. His contemporaries dubbed him a modern-day St. Francis. He renounced private property and the conventional church, choosing the early Christians as his role models. A man of unwavering conviction, Arnold walked resolutely against the prevailing winds, even as Nazism engulfed Germany. "Against the Wind" gives flesh, blood, and personality to a man whose contagious faith sparked a movement of practical Christian community. The Bruderhof, Arnold s legacy, carries on his commitment to integrate faith and action."

Raising the Wind

Raising the Wind

A Farce, in Two Acts

  • Author: James Kenney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Promptbooks
  • Page: 35
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Riding the Wind and Other Tales

Riding the Wind and Other Tales

  • Author: James Hoggard
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 9780890967812
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 159
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This collection of tales represents James Hoggard's nearly thirty-year contribution to Texas literature.

Instant Wind Forecasting

Instant Wind Forecasting

  • Author: Alan Watts
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408198975
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 120
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Instant Wind Forecasting is a quick reference guide for all who work or play outdoors whether dinghy, coastal or offshore sailors, fishermen, motorboaters, farmers, golfers, walkers or pilots. It will help them make meaningful predictions based on the look of the sky and the feel of the day. This book is the perfect companion to Alan Watt's international bestseller Instant Weather Forecasting and his latest book Instant Storm Forecasting. Its easily accessible format and revolutionary presentation has established the author's reputation as a layman's meteorologist. 'Still the best book of its kind around' All At Sea 'Worthwhile having either at home or on board' The Gaffers Log

Kin to the Wind

Kin to the Wind

A Troubadour's Magical Journey around the World with No Money

  • Author: Moro Buddy Bohn
  • Publisher: Travelers' Tales
  • ISBN: 1609520564
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 310
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Kin to the Wind is the memoir of Moro, a gifted virtuoso guitarist and composer, who first played (and wrote his first composition) when he was six and performed his first of many concerts when he was twelve. The book recounts his journeys as he traveled the world as a troubadour, using only his guitar performances as currency. This talented former member of the world-famous New Christy Minstrels played in over 50 countries—in royal palaces, African casbahs, and even on a British warship in trade for his passage across the Indian Ocean. Bedouin smugglers took him across the Arabian Desert in their camel caravan, listening to his music beneath desert stars. While he was in Bangkok giving a command performance for Their Majesties King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit of Thailand, the U.S. military invited him to play for the troops at their jungle camps. And he became the first entertainer to perform for American forces in the Vietnam conflict. He was also the first entertainer to appear at Paul Newman's famous 1960s exclusive Hollywood discotheque, THE FACTORY, where he played nightly. He followed that with an engagement at Howard Hughes' CABARET ROOM in Las Vegas where Mr. Hughes personally came to hear him. An Italian duchess who found him performing with a street-dancing flamenco troupe of gypsies in 1961 assisted him in obtaining a visa for Algeria where he then toured—during the violent Seven Years' War—and S.A.O. terrorists captured and held him. He played for them, literally for his life, whereupon they gave him money and let him go. Moro's memoir is an account of life's magic, suffused with an almost childlike innocence in his pursuit of dreams and his belief in the goodness of people the world over.