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Facing the Wind

Facing the Wind

A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation

  • Author: Julie Salamon
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN: 0375759409
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 320
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The author of The Christmas Tree describes how a depressed Robert Rowe killed his wife and three children--including his son, Christopher, a child with severe neurological and visual handicaps--and discusses the people who were touched by the tragedy, exploring the causes, consequences, and moral implications of the crime. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

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

A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation

  • Author: Julie Salamon
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN: 0375759409
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 320
  • View: 7196
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The author of The Christmas Tree describes how a depressed Robert Rowe killed his wife and three children--including his son, Christopher, a child with severe neurological and visual handicaps--and discusses the people who were touched by the tragedy, exploring the causes, consequences, and moral implications of the crime. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

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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Before the Wind

Before the Wind

A novel

  • Author: Jim Lynch
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030795899X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Following The Highest Tide, Border Songs, and Truth Like the Sun, Jim Lynch now gives us a grand and idiosyncratic family saga that will stand alongside Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion. Joshua Johannssen has spent all of his life surrounded by sailboats. His grandfather designed them, his father built and raced them, his Einstein-obsessed mother knows why and how they work (or not). For Josh and his two siblings, their backyard was the Puget Sound and sailing their DNA. But both his sister and brother fled many years ago: Ruby to Africa and elsewhere to do good works on land, and Bernard to god-knows-where at sea, a fugitive and pirate. Suddenly thirty-one, Josh—who repairs boats of all kinds in a Steinbeckian marina south of Seattle—is pained and confused by whatever the hell went wrong with his volatile family. His parents are barely speaking, his mystified grandfather is drinking harder, and he himself—despite an endless and comic flurry of online dates—hasn’t even come close to finding a girlfriend. But when the Johannssens unexpectedly reunite for the most important race in these waters—all of them together on a classic vessel they made decades ago—they will be carried to destinies both individual and collective, and to a heart-shattering revelation. Past and present merge seamlessly and collide surprisingly as Jim Lynch reveals a family unlike any other, with the grace and humor and magic of a master storyteller. From the Hardcover edition.

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.

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.

Wind Energy in the 21st Century

Wind Energy in the 21st Century

Economics, Policy, Technology and the Changing Electricity Industry

  • Author: R. Redlinger,P. Andersen,P. Morthorst
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230524273
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 245
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Wind energy is the great success story of modern renewable energy. Since the industry's rebirth following the energy crisis of the 1970s, thousands of wind energy projects have been installed around the world. The technology today is competitive with traditional fossil-fuelled electricity generation. Wind Energy in the 21st Century explores the current economic, financial, technical, environmental, competitive, and policy considerations facing the wind energy industry. With discussions of the latest electricity industry trends including deregulation, green markets, and tradable renewable credits, this book is a must-read for energy policymakers, researchers, and energy industry professionals.

Ashes in the Wind

Ashes in the Wind

The Destruction of Dutch Jewry

  • Author: Jacob Presser
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 9780814320365
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 556
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Blossoms in the Wind

Blossoms in the Wind

Human Legacies of the Kamikaze

  • Author: M. G. Sheftall
  • Publisher: N A L
  • ISBN: 9780451218520
  • Category: History
  • Page: 430
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Drawing on firsthand, intimate interviews with the few remaining survivors of Japan's kamikaze corps, a thought-provoking study offers a revealing glimpse into the lives, attitudes, beliefs, and mindsets of former kamikaze pilots who never completed their suicidal missions. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Net of Dreams

The Net of Dreams

A Family's Search for a Rightful Place

  • Author: Julie Salamon
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1497670705
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 337
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The author of The Devil’s Candy and Wendy and the Lost Boys—herself the daughter of Holocaust survivors—shares her family’s stories, which take them from the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Europe to the small Appalachian town where she was raised.

Moonbird

Moonbird

A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95

  • Author: Phillip Hoose
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • ISBN: 146686706X
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 160
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B95 can feel it: a stirring in his bones and feathers. It's time. Today is the day he will once again cast himself into the air, spiral upward into the clouds, and bank into the wind. He wears a black band on his lower right leg and an orange flag on his upper left, bearing the laser inscription B95. Scientists call him the Moonbird because, in the course of his astoundingly long lifetime, this gritty, four-ounce marathoner has flown the distance to the moon—and halfway back! B95 is a robin-sized shorebird, a red knot of the subspecies rufa. Each February he joins a flock that lifts off from Tierra del Fuego, headed for breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic, nine thousand miles away. Late in the summer, he begins the return journey. B95 can fly for days without eating or sleeping, but eventually he must descend to refuel and rest. However, recent changes at ancient refueling stations along his migratory circuit—changes caused mostly by human activity—have reduced the food available and made it harder for the birds to reach. And so, since 1995, when B95 was first captured and banded, the worldwide rufa population has collapsed by nearly 80 percent. Most perish somewhere along the great hemispheric circuit, but the Moonbird wings on. He has been seen as recently as November 2011, which makes him nearly twenty years old. Shaking their heads, scientists ask themselves: How can this one bird make it year after year when so many others fall? National Book Award–winning author Phillip Hoose takes us around the hemisphere with the world's most celebrated shorebird, showing the obstacles rufa red knots face, introducing a worldwide team of scientists and conservationists trying to save them, and offering insights about what we can do to help shorebirds before it's too late. With inspiring prose, thorough research, and stirring images, Hoose explores the tragedy of extinction through the triumph of a single bird. Moonbird is one The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012. A Common Core Title.

Where the Wind Leads

Where the Wind Leads

A Refugee Family's Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption

  • Author: Dr. Vinh Chung
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 084992295X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 368
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Back Cover: “The account of Dr. Chung and his family will inspire you to believe in second chances and miracles and the God who gives them both.” -Max Lucado, New York Times best-selling author My name is Vinh Chung. This is a story that spans two continents, ten decades, and eleven thousand miles. When I was three and a half years old, my family was forced to flee Vietnam in June 1979, a place we had never heard of somewhere in the heartland of America. Several weeks later my family lay half-dead from dehydration in a derelict fishing boat jammed with ninety-three refugees lost in the middle of the South China Sea. We arrived in the United States with nothing but the clothes on our backs and unable to speak a single word of English. Today my family holds twenty-one university degrees. How we got from there to here is quite a story. Where the Wind Leads is the remarkable account of Vinh Chung and his refugee family’s daring escape from communist oppression for the chance of a better life in America. It’s a story of personal sacrifice, redemption, endurance against almost insurmountable odds, and what it truly means to be American. All author royalties from the sale of this book will go to benefit World Vision. Flap Copy: Vinh Chung was born in South Vietnam, just eight months after it fell to the communists in 1975. His family was wealthy, controlling a rice-milling empire worth millions; but within months of the communist takeover, the Chungs lost everything and were reduced to abject poverty. Knowing that their children would have no future under the new government, the Chungs decided to flee the country. In 1979, they joined the legendary “boat people” and sailed into the South China Sea, despite knowing that an estimated two hundred thousand of their countrymen had already perished at the hands of brutal pirates and violent seas. Where the Wind Leads follows Vinh Chung and his family on their desperate journey from pre-war Vietnam, through pirate attacks on a lawless sea, to a miraculous rescue and a new home in the unlikely town of Fort Smith, Arkansas. There Vinh struggled against poverty, discrimination, and a bewildering language barrier—yet still managed to graduate from Harvard Medical School. Where the Wind Leads is Vinh’s tribute to the courage and sacrifice of his parents, a testimony to his family’s faith, and a reminder to people everywhere that the American dream, while still possible, carries with it a greater responsibility.

Wind Energy Engineering

Wind Energy Engineering

A Handbook for Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines

  • Author: Trevor M. Letcher
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 012809429X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 622
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Wind Energy Engineering: A Handbook for Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines is the most advanced, up-to-date and research-focused text on all aspects of wind energy engineering. Wind energy is pivotal in global electricity generation and for achieving future essential energy demands and targets. In this fast moving field this must-have edition starts with an in-depth look at the present state of wind integration and distribution worldwide, and continues with a high-level assessment of the advances in turbine technology and how the investment, planning, and economic infrastructure can support those innovations. Each chapter includes a research overview with a detailed analysis and new case studies looking at how recent research developments can be applied. Written by some of the most forward-thinking professionals in the field and giving a complete examination of one of the most promising and efficient sources of renewable energy, this book is an invaluable reference into this cross-disciplinary field for engineers. Contains analysis of the latest high-level research and explores real world application potential in relation to the developments Uses system international (SI) units and imperial units throughout to appeal to global engineers Offers new case studies from a world expert in the field Covers the latest research developments in this fast moving, vital subject

Facing the Challenges in Structural Engineering

Facing the Challenges in Structural Engineering

Proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition, Egypt 2017 on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures

  • Author: Hugo Rodrigues,Amr Elnashai,Gian Michele Calvi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319619144
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 502
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This edited volume brings together findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of structural engineering, applied to buildings, bridges and infrastructures in general. It focuses on the application of advanced experimental and numerical techniques and new technologies to the built environment. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.

The Wind in the Reeds

The Wind in the Reeds

A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken

  • Author: Wendell Pierce,Rod Dreher
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698165705
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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2016 Christopher Award Winner From acclaimed actor and producer Wendell Pierce, an insightful and poignant portrait of family, New Orleans and the transforming power of art. On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina barreled into New Orleans, devastating many of the city's neighborhoods, including Pontchartrain Park, the home of Wendell Pierce's family and the first African American middle-class subdivision in New Orleans. The hurricane breached many of the city's levees, and the resulting flooding submerged Pontchartrain Park under as much as 20 feet of water. Katrina left New Orleans later that day, but for the next three days the water kept relentlessly gushing into the city, plunging eighty percent of New Orleans under water. Nearly 1,500 people were killed. Half the houses in the city had four feet of water in them—or more. There was no electricity or clean water in the city; looting and the breakdown of civil order soon followed. Tens of thousands of New Orleanians were stranded in the city, with no way out; many more evacuees were displaced, with no way back in. Pierce and his family were some of the lucky ones: They survived and were able to ride out the storm at a relative's house 70 miles away. When they were finally allowed to return, they found their family home in tatters, their neighborhood decimated. Heartbroken but resilient, Pierce vowed to help rebuild, and not just his family's home, but all of Pontchartrain Park. In this powerful and redemptive narrative, Pierce brings together the stories of his family, his city, and his history, why they are all worth saving and the critical importance art played in reuniting and revitalizing this unique American city. From the Hardcover edition.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

  • Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0147510422
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 304
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Japanese edition of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. True story of a boy growing up in an improvised, desolate central Africa. The 14 year old William Kamkwamba learned about electrical windmills at a small library, and after weeks of foraging for junk parts, he did the incredible. In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

The Wind That Destroys and Heals

The Wind That Destroys and Heals

Trusting the God of Sorrow and Joy

  • Author: Stephen E. Broyles
  • Publisher: Shaw
  • ISBN: 1578566533
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
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Why would a loving, all-powerful God allow so much pain and suffering? It’s a question everyone asks–from skeptics to spiritual seekers to confirmed believers. In The Wind That Destroys and Heals, theologian and educator Stephen Broyles wrestles with it personally, powerfully, and poignantly. After enduring the horror of his young wife’s death, Broyles interrogated the Scriptures to find a reasonable explanation for his devastating loss. In this book he supplies the coordinates readers need to track God through the darkest, most broken stretches of life. God is there in all of it, and it’s possible for us to locate him even when the thickening darkness dims our sight. Like the psalmists of the Hebrew Scriptures, Broyles challenged God to explain himself, to demonstrate why in heaven’s name any sane person should trust God. And he received an answer–though not the one he expected: God is a Wind that could easily destroy us but who also holds out the only promise for our healing. We understand our undoing only in light of who God is. And we find our ultimate healing only in God.

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind

  • Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101147067
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 512
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"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. “ Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should.” --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Wonderous... masterful... The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero." --Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "One gorgeous read." --Stephen King From the Trade Paperback edition.