In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.
Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, Thunderstruck evokes the dynamism of those years when great shipping companies competed to build the biggest, fastest ocean liners, scientific advances dazzled the public with visions of a world transformed, and the rich outdid one another with ostentatious displays of wealth. Against this background, Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention: the wireless, a prime catalyst for the emergence of the world we know today. Meanwhile, Crippen, “the kindest of men,” nearly commits the perfect crime.
With his superb narrative skills, Erik Larson guides these parallel narratives toward a relentlessly suspenseful meeting on the waters of the North Atlantic. Along the way, he tells of a sad and tragic love affair that was described on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a chief inspector who found himself strangely sympathetic to the killer and his lover, and a driven and compelling inventor who transformed the way we communicate. Thunderstruck presents a vibrant portrait of an era of séances, science, and fog, inhabited by inventors, magicians, and Scotland Yard detectives, all presided over by the amiable and fun-loving Edward VII as the world slid inevitably toward the first great war of the twentieth century. Gripping from the first page, and rich with fascinating detail about the time, the people, and the new inventions that connect and divide us, Thunderstruck is splendid narrative history from a master of the form.
Joshilyn Jackson - Between, Georgia
Nonny Frett understands the meaning of the phrase "in between a rock and a hard place" better than any woman alive. She's got two mothers, "one deaf-blind and the other four baby steps from flat crazy." She's got two men: a husband who's easing out the back door; and a best friend, who's laying siege to her heart in her front yard. And she has two families: the Fretts, who stole her and raised her right; and the Crabtrees, who won't forget how they were done wrong. Now, in Between, Georgia, a feud that began the night Nonny was born is escalating and threatening to expose family secrets. Ironically, it might be just what the town needs... if only Nonny weren't stuck in between.
Sarina Bowen - Elle Kennedy - Him
Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died. Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever. Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions— can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend...and a big one to learn about himself.
Sarina Bowen - Elle Kennedy - Us
Can your favorite hockey players finish their first season together undefeated? Five months in, NHL forward Ryan Wesley is having a record-breaking rookie season. He's living his dream of playing pro hockey and coming home every night to the man he loves–Jamie Canning, his longtime best friend turned boyfriend. There's just one problem: the most important relationship of his life is one he needs to keep hidden, or else face a media storm that will eclipse his success on the ice. Jamie loves Wes. He really, truly does. But hiding sucks. It's not the life Jamie envisioned for himself, and the strain of keeping their secret is taking its toll. It doesn't help that his new job isn't going as smoothly as he'd hoped, but he knows he can power through it as long as he has Wes. At least apartment 10B is their retreat, where they can always be themselves. Or can they? When Wes's nosiest teammate moves in upstairs, the threads of their carefully woven lie begin to unravel. With the outside world determined to take its best shot at them, can Wes and Jamie develop major-league relationship skills on the fly? Warning: contains sexual situations, a vibrating chair, long-distance sexytimes, and proof that hockey players look hot in any shade of green.
Elizabeth Boyle - Confessions of a Little Black Gown
When Thalia Langley spies a dark and handsome stranger in the shadows of her brother-in-law's study, she knows in an instant that she's found the dangerous, rakish sort of man she's always dreamt of. But the man she thinks she's seen and the complete stranger who comes into the light are two very different men. Tally suspects there is more to this man than meets the eye, and she has the perfect weapon to help tempt the truth from him: a little black gown she's found in a trunk. Lord Larken, posing as the duke's cousin, is searching for the notorious Captain Dashwell. His deception runs into trouble, however, when the duke's tempting sister-in-law starts to chip away at his reverent disguise and his icy, forgotten heart.
Laura Ellen - Blind Spot
Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni’s body floated to the surface of Alaska’s Birch River six months after the night she disappeared. The night Roz Hart had a fight with her. The night Roz can’t remember. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time it’s her memory that needs piecing together—to clear her name . . . to find a murderer. This unflinchingly emotional novel is written in the powerful first-person voice of a legally blind teen who just wants to be like everyone else. Debut novelist Laura Ellen's own experiences with macular degeneration add powerful authenticity to this suspenseful and emotional page-turner for teens.
Justin Somper - Immortal War
A bloody war is raging across the oceans, with the Pirate Federation and Nocturnals in alliance against the renegade Vampirates, led by Sidorio and Lola. Lola might be heavily pregnant with twins, but it doesn’t stop her from remaining an active in battle! Connor and Grace Tempest each have important roles to play – he as a pirate warrior at the heart of the fight; she as a powerful healer working with the war-wounded. As the twins face their greatest challenges to date, old allies and foes return to play their part in the ultimate battle of Pirate versus Vampirate.
Justin Somper - Empire of Night
Welcome to the exciting new installment of the Vampirate series Empire of Night. Sidorio, fuelled by grief and revenge, is intent on becoming King of the Vampirates and building a new empire to bring terror to the oceans. But he faces growing opposition from both the Pirate Federation and from the more benign vampirate realm, led by Mosh Zu and Lorcan Furey. Twins Grace and Connor Tempest, still reeling from the recent discovery of their true parentage and its explosive implications, are thrust deep into the heart of the conflict. As old friends and foes are thrown together unexpectantly, the twins find their allegiances shifting in ways no-one could ever have imagined… Join the Tempest twins in this fifth dramatic encounter as they battle for the empire of the Vampirates.
Ismeretlen szerző - Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Turner B. Sutton - Herb S. Aldwinckle - Arthur M. Agnello - James F. Walgenbach - Compendium of Apple and Pear Diseases and Pests
Of the 40-plus books produced in the popular APS PRESS Compendium of Plant Disease Series, Compendium of Apple and Pear Diseases and Pests, Second Edition, is the biggest ever and among of the most comprehensive. Nearly double the size of the previous edition, it boasts a total of 343 color images and more figures than any other compendium to date, offering second-to-none diagnostic coverage of these two important crops. Of the many changes in this second edition, the most notable may be the addition of a new section that includes coverage of insects and mites, also known as arthropods. This section alone features 90 species and 160 color images which make this handbook a cross-disciplinary reference and scouting guide that will be utilized by extension professionals and the growers they serve for years to come. All the original disease chapters of the first edition published in 1990 have been revised, many extensively, and 11 new chapters have been added. All chapters include the latest information on the distribution, biology, identification, and management of the many diseases and arthropod pests that occur worldwide. This colorful guidebook is essential for ensuring early detection of disease and insect symptoms in order to implement control measures to maximum yields and product quality. It is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in healthy apple and pear production, including plant pathologists, entomologists, pomologists, extension agents, master gardeners, horticulturists, IPM practitioners, pesticide applicators, agrochemical professionals, private consultants, and growers. The book is easy to use. It allows users to match the symptoms and pests on their plants with the book's color photographs. Users can then refer to the corresponding text which describes the related symptoms, causes, cycles, and control practices for the particular disease, insect, or mite. The authors also describe nutritional and postharvest disorders of apples and pears and provide recommendations to minimize or improve these issues. Collectively the authors of this comprehensive work represent 12 countries and the editors have over 120 years experience in studying the biology and management of diseases and arthropod pests of apples and pears.
Paul Waring - Martin Townsend - Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland
This latest edition of the Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland has been fully revised, updated and restructured, bringing it in line with the latest thinking in taxonomy. Moths are illustrated in their natural resting postures, and there are also paintings of different forms, underwings and other details to help with identification. New descriptions and illustrations have been included for species that have been newly recorded in Britain and Ireland since the last edition of the guide was published. The text descriptions of all other species - covering field characters and similar species, flight season, life cycle, larval foodplants, and habitat - have been revised and updated where necessary, and particular attention has been paid to updating the distribution information, which is now supported by maps. The revised general introduction explains how the methods of identifying and recording moths have evolved over recent years with the advent of new technologies and as a result of data analysis.
Martin Townsend - Paul Waring - Concise Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland
This is a concise guide to all the larger moths of Britain and Ireland. It is illustrated with 1,600 superbly detailed colour artworks of almost 880 species, showing most in their natural resting postures. It includes brief field descriptions written by leading moth experts of every macro-moth known to have occurred naturally in Great Britain and Ireland (including Isle of Man and Channel Islands). It features an easy-to-use presentation with the descriptions on the same spread as the artwork plates.
Martin Evans - Roger Edmondson - A Photographic Guide to the Shieldbugs and Squashbugs of the British Isles
A field guide to the 33 shieldbugs and 10 squashbugs resident in Britain. Two pages devoted to each species, with photographs, identification features and life histories. Side by photographs of the adults, for quick identification. Easy identification of similar species. Life history tables, with food plants and habitats.
Dominique Blancard - H. Lot - B. Maisonneuve - A Color Atlas of Diseases of Lettuce and Related Salad Crops
Following the worldwide success of Dr. Blancard's volumes on Tomato Diseases and Cuncurbit Diseases, the author and his colleagues have produced a further indispensable tool for the diagnosis, understanding, and control of parasitic and non-parasitic diseases of lettuce, chicory, and endive. Two sections comprise this essential handbook. The first contains practical analytical text, over 500 color photos and diagrams and includes systematic cross-referencing between similar-looking conditions to help lead the reader to the correct diagnosis. The second section consists of Factfiles describing the pathogenic organisms that affect the crops, their biological charcteristics, and appropriate methods of protection and control. This guide is vital for every scientist, instructor, and student in agriculture, agronomy, biology, horticulture, mycology, and plant pathology, as well as serious gardeners and crop consultants. -Over 500 superb large colour photos and diagrams -Systematic cross referencing for accurate diagnosis -Factfiles of pathogenic organisms for biological characteristics and control -513 color photos, 22 color diagrams
Ismeretlen szerző - Plant Pest Risk Analysis
This text provides instruction on the concepts and application of risk analysis in the field of regulatory plant protection, covering topics such as the background on why and how risk analysis is conducted and specific methods for implementing risk analysis. This book also provides useful exercises and case studies to aid students of plant pathology and crop protection in their absorption of the subject. Equally useful for practitioners, this book is written by experts with a wealth of national and international experience.
Ismeretlen szerző - English in the Southern United States
The English of the Southern United States is possibly the most studied of any regional variety of any language. However, most, if not all, books about Southern American English have been directed almost exclusively toward scholars already working in the field. Written by a team of experts, many of them internationally known, this volume provides a broad overview of the foundations of, and current research on, language variation in the Southern United States. • A broad overview of Southern English - the only book of its kind • Many of the contributors are internationally known experts in the field • The extensive, comprehensive bibliography will be useful for facilitating future research in the field
Karina Halle - Dirty Promises
Dirty Promises is the final book in The Dirty Angels Trilogy. While the first two books can be read as standalones, Dirty Promises can not. Reading Dirty Angels and Dirty Deeds beforehand is HIGHLY recommended. Also, people sensitive to violence and immoral characters who make questionable decisions should refrain from reading this book. The real cartel life is not pretty, not easy and certainly NOT romantic and that is more than reflected in Dirty Promises. Blood. Sex. Revenge. It ain't easy being king. Drug lord Javier Bernal has sliced and diced his way to the top of the Mexican drug trade, presiding over the country's largest cartel. But his rise to power comes at a brutal price: the death of his sister, Alana. Devastated and wracked with guilt, he turns away from his new wife, Luisa, forcing their marriage into a steady decline. But it isn't until she's pushed into the waiting arms of Esteban Mendoza, his right-hand man, that Javier realizes everything he's lost. And it isn't until he learns the truth about Alana, that he realizes everything there is to gain. Blood will spill. Cities will burn. Heads will roll. Because Javier will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants. And what he wants is raw, ruthless revenge. The most dangerous man is the one with nothing left to lose.
Dennis Linn - Matthew Linn - Sheila Fabricant Linn - Sleeping with Bread
"If you were to join us in either of our homes at the end of almost any evening, or if you were to attend one of our retreats, we would invite you to do with us the process described in these pages. This book is about asking ourselves two questions: For what am I most grateful? For what am I least grateful? These questions help us identify moments of consolation and desolation. We call this process the examen. "We have given retreats in over forty countries,and we find that regardless of culture or age group, this simple process is the most helpful way for people to hear the voice of God guiding them from within. For example, should people bring us many questions ranging from, 'Should I change my job?' to 'What can help me with my depression?' We usually suggest they spend the next month focusing each day on the examen questions. Such people often return a month later having discovered from their own experience of consolation and desolation exactly what they should do more of and less of in order to resolve their problem. "For centuries, prayerful people have found direction for their days and for their lives by identifying these moments. Since even small children can do this, we have tried here to present the examen in a format that families, friends and communities can share and that will be easily accessible to anyone. We hope the examen will enrich your lives and your relationships as much as it has ours." Dennis - Sheila - Matt S. J.
Andrew Lang - Tales of Troy and Greece
Master storyteller Andrew Lang draws on his classical learning to recount Homeric legends of the wars between the Greeks and the Trojans. Paris, the lovely Helen of Troy, Achilles, Hector, Ulysses, the Amazons, and the Wooden Horse all figure in this magical introduction to one of the greatest legends ever told. Also included in this book are the adventures of Theseus and his dramatic battle with the Minotaur with the help of Adriadne, and the quest of Jason for the Golden Fleece with the help of the princess Medea.
Sunmonu Musliu Olushola - Nasirudeen Alao Moshood - Study on postharvest physicomechanical properties of almond seeds
Some physical and mechanical properties of Almond seed (Amygdales Communist L.) related to the design of handling and processing systems were determined.It was established that the determined engineering properties are vital for the design of postharvest handling and processing systems for Almond seeds.The result also revealed that it will be economical to load white Almond kernel in major axis to reduce energy demand when necessary to fracture or compress the Almond kernel. It also revealed that it would be economical to load red Almond kernel in intermediate axis to reduce energy demand when necessary to fracture or compress the Almond kernel. The physical properties such as size and shape are also important in the electrostatic separation of agricultural product from undesirable materials and in the development of sizing and grading machinery. These properties are also needed for analytical prediction of the drying behavior of agricultural materials. These properties are also use to determine heat transfer in Agricultural materials.