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Silent Sparks

Silent Sparks

The Wondrous World of Fireflies

  • Author: Sara Lewis
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691162689
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 240
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For centuries, the beauty of fireflies has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery: How do fireflies make their light? What are they saying with their flashing? And what do fireflies look for in a mate? In Silent Sparks, noted biologist and firefly expert Sara Lewis dives into the fascinating world of fireflies and reveals the most up-to-date discoveries about these beloved insects. From the meadows of New England and the hills of the Great Smoky Mountains, to the rivers of Japan and mangrove forests of Malaysia, this beautifully illustrated and accessible book uncovers the remarkable, dramatic stories of birth, courtship, romance, sex, deceit, poison, and death among fireflies. The nearly two thousand species of fireflies worldwide have evolved in different ways—and while most mate through the aerial language of blinking lights, not all do. Lewis introduces us to fireflies that don't light up at all, relying on wind-borne perfumes to find mates, and we encounter glow-worm fireflies, whose plump, wingless females never fly. We go behind the scenes to meet inquisitive scientists who have dedicated their lives to understanding fireflies, and we learn about various modern threats including light pollution and habitat destruction. In the last section of the book, Lewis provides a field guide for North American fireflies, enabling us to identify them in our own backyards and neighborhoods. This concise, handy guide includes distinguishing features, habits, and range maps for the most commonly encountered fireflies, as well as a gear list. A passionate exploration of one of the world's most charismatic and admired insects, Silent Sparks will inspire us to reconnect with the natural world.

Waiting for Sparks

Waiting for Sparks

  • Author: Kathy Damp
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1460383303
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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Sometimes love is right in front of you Emma Chambers wasn't supposed to be spending July Fourth rescuing a handsome stranger and the holiday festival. New to town Doug "Sparks" Turner has an important job to do, yet it's Emma who's feeling the heat. No way the roving fireworks designer is the man she's been waiting for, right? Helping Emma makes Sparks long to name this his permanent home. Too bad Emma isn't staying, especially given the life-changing secret she's discovered. What Sparks is hiding could also keep him from earning Emma's trust. Unless he can make her see that he's a man worth taking a chance on.

Silent Doors

Silent Doors

Selected Poems

  • Author: Milivoj Slaviček,Branko Gorjup,Jeanette Lillian Lynes
  • Publisher: Exile Editions, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780920428597
  • Category:
  • Page: 121
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Light

Light

  • Author: M. John Harrison
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 057510662X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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On the barren surface of an asteroid, located deep in the galaxy beneath the unbearable light of the Kefahuchi Tract, lie three objects: an abandoned spacecraft, a pair of bone dice covered with strange symbols, and a human skeleton. What they are and what they mean are the mysteries explored and unwrapped in LIGHT, M. John Harrison's triumphant novel.

The Flame

The Flame

  • Author: Jean Johnson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440643717
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Seventh in the hot series from the national bestselling author that Jayne Anne Krentz hails as ?fabulously fresh.? Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day?they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. Though no longer trapped in exile, their growing family faces new problems. Now that it?s his turn to look for a bride, Koranen, the seventh-born brother, cursed with a flame that courses beneath his flesh, must find a woman able to endure the literal heat of his passion. Then Danau the Aquamancer arrives, and as everyone knows, fire and water create steam.

The Emperor's Blades

The Emperor's Blades

  • Author: Brian Staveley
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230770428
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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The Emperor's Blades is the first novel in Brain Staveley's epic Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne series. The circle is closing. The stakes are high. And old truths will live again . . . The Emperor has been murdered, leaving the Annurian Empire in turmoil. Now his progeny must prepare to unmask a conspiracy. His son Valyn, training for the empire's deadliest fighting force, hears the news an ocean away. And after several 'accidents' and a dying soldier's warning, he realizes his life is also in danger. Yet before Valyn can act, he must survive the mercenaries' brutal final initiation. The Emperor's daughter, Minister Adare, hunts her father's murderer in the capital. Court politics can be fatal, but she needs justice. Lastly Kaden, heir to the empire, studies in a remote monastery. Here, the Blank God's disciples teach their harsh ways, which Kaden must master to unlock ancient powers. But when an imperial delegation arrives, has he learnt enough to keep him alive, as long-hidden powers make their move?

Daemons Are Forever

Daemons Are Forever

  • Author: Simon R. Green
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781440630835
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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Join supernatural agent Eddie Drood on a dangerous adventure in the second Secret Histories novel from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green. “Fans of fast-paced heroics, featuring a snarky knight armored in silver and sarcasm, need look no further; Eddie Drood is your guy.”—SF Revu For centuries, the Droods have been fighting the monsters in the shadows so that the rest of you lot can go about your everyday lives. These days, I’m the head of the family, and it’s fallen to me to deal with a bit of a mess left over from World War II. Seems that back then the Droods made a pact with a bunch of demons known as the Loathly Ones to fight some really nasty buggers called up by the Nazis. Once the war was over, we couldn’t get rid of them. Now they’re calling their masters to invade and destroy our world...and we Droods are the last, best hope of stopping them. I’d say that the world is in a major lot of trouble.

... Annual Report of the Fire Insurance Patrol of the City of Philadelphia

... Annual Report of the Fire Insurance Patrol of the City of Philadelphia

  • Author: Fire Insurance Patrol of the City of Philadelphia
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Insurance, Fire
  • Page: N.A
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Silent Pride

Silent Pride

  • Author: Mark A. Schneider
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595260810
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 140
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Silent Pride is a true heart-warming American classic set in 1930s Brooklyn that paints a portrait of the rapidly changing way of life in America. It touches on the ageless theme of a young man striving for his American Dream as a professional baseball player, and his struggles with love, prejudice, family, friendship, religion, and identity. The story is a tale of semi-pro baseball in New York at the time of Hank Greenberg, and the Negro League greats of Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson. Bill, a Jewish boy growing up in Brooklyn during the great depression, makes his journey into manhood as he pursues his dream to become a professional baseball player. Despite all obstacles, Bill is determined to reach the big leagues and play alongside Ruth and the Yankees. Bill's struggle with his religious identity erupts into a family feud, and his pursuit of the American Dream becomes a quest for self-fulfillment against a backdrop of pride and prejudice.

Bloomed and Final Harvest

Bloomed and Final Harvest

  • Author: Damien W. Green
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595291872
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 132
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When 34-year-old William Cooper returns to his grandparents' farm for the first time in 20 years, a farm he remembers from his youth as "a magical place that stood as a cornerstone in my life," it is not only a place to bury his father but also to reawaken his lost self. William falls back in time to when he and his brother Joseph visited the farm for the last time, where he faces the one ghost that has haunted him for the last 20 years. In Final Harvest, William's grandfather, James Cooper, tells the story of how he met his wife Elizabeth. He recalls his wandering youth, his search for a home, his search for love and the fragility of that love once found. "For he knew how the promises we make at night in our lover's embrace shine like bright stars and angel's eyes, but he was also aware how daylight can steal them away from our lips, come morning."