Pdf ebook: Tattooed Tails: short & even shorter global stories

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Summary: Tim has spent much of his life travelling on behalf of multinationals, and these short stories are inspired by his global journeys and adventures. They are

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: New Generation Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787190781
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 152
  • Language: English
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Description: Tim has spent much of his life travelling on behalf of multinationals, and these short stories are inspired by his global journeys and adventures. They are gripping tales with dark twists, wicked humour, warmth and intrigue. Don't start reading this fascinating collection until you have a few hours spare, as you simply won't be able to put it down. Not surprisingly, Tim's short stories have already featured in critically acclaimed anthologies. Published reviews of Tim Devron Green's recent novel Drowning "e;It's hard for me to imagine an audience to which Drowning would not appeal."e; "e;Absolutely brilliant."e; "e;This a compellingly dark novel which, once past page 13, is impossible to put down."e; "e;This is a page turner with an interesting plot which twists and turns - just the thing for a long flight."e;


Pdf ebook: The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry

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Summary: The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry features the work of the greatest Irish poets, from the monks of the ancient monasteries to the Nobel laureates W.B. Yeats

  • Author : Patrick Crotty
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241387981
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Number of Pages: 1120
  • Language: English
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Description: The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry features the work of the greatest Irish poets, from the monks of the ancient monasteries to the Nobel laureates W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney, from Jonathan Swift and Oliver Goldsmith to Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, along with a profusion of lyrics, love poems, satires, ballads and songs. Reflecting Ireland's complex past and lively present, this collection of Irish verse is an indispensable guide to the history, culture and romance of one of Europe's oldest civilizations. In his introduction to this new Penguin Classics edition, Patrick Crotty explores the traditions of poetry in Ireland, and relates the rich variety of the poems to the long and frequently troubled history of the island.


Pdf ebook: Cries Of An Irish Caveman

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Summary: Cries of an Irish Caveman is Paul Durcan's most inspired and surprising collection of poems. Through four distinct sections, he brings his tender lyricism

  • Author : Paul Durcan
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446484505
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
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Description: Cries of an Irish Caveman is Paul Durcan's most inspired and surprising collection of poems. Through four distinct sections, he brings his tender lyricism to bear on the themes of love, loss, life and death. The first section describes an experience in Australia which provides a starting point for reassessing his past relationships and loves. The second returns to Ireland, its people and places, the celebrated and the unknown. The third section is a meditation on his daughter's marriage, placing within an historical and sacramental context a very personal event. And finally, in some of his most daring and original writing, Durcan describes his own twentieth-century romance, replete with ecstasies and inevitable agonies, beauty and hope, but also brutality and self-abasement.


Pdf ebook: The Legendary Rabbit of Death - volume one

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Summary: The Rabbit of Death lives in the ‘Cave of Everlasting Terror’. He rides out each day on his huge motorcycle to bring humorous chaos to the lives of rab

  • Author : Ræchel Togden
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1898185298
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: The Rabbit of Death lives in the ‘Cave of Everlasting Terror’. He rides out each day on his huge motorcycle to bring humorous chaos to the lives of rabbits in need of change. They greet him with trepidation, as he can be gruff and strange - but he is a kindly figure, even though he has a strange and startling way of helping. The rabbits he helps, join him in his mysterious world becoming the Rabbits of: Peace, Special Powers, Rainbows and Flyingness. But there are villains in the small Welsh rabbit town - the horrible chain-smoking rats Morgoth and Sowgoth Gizzardswill. The Rabbit of Death has to deal with them. These stories overflow with humour, word-play, and weird surprises. They carry a heart-warming message: everyone has skills and qualities that can be developed. Anyone can learn to become kind, creative, happy, and exciting.


Pdf ebook: Heavenly Venerate of Five Gods

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Summary: The heavens and earth are the army, I am the general, Hong Yu is the official, and I am the king. The Heaven and Earth, the determinant of destiny. A heave

  • Author : Di YiRen
  • Publisher: Funstory
  • ISBN: 1649917686
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 495
  • Language: English
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Description: The heavens and earth are the army, I am the general, Hong Yu is the official, and I am the king. The Heaven and Earth, the determinant of destiny. A heaven's pride level expert of this era had to bear the blessing of the Five Gods, changing his fate in a way that defied the will of the heavens. In the blink of an eye, the world had been turned upside down. Hot blood is eternal, passion is in all directions, fight with me to the sky! Fight! 


Pdf ebook: A Wolf Apart

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Summary: In this stunningly original wolf shifter romance, can a human truly make room in her heart for the Wild? Thea Villalobos has long since given up trying to

  • Author : Maria Vale
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1492661910
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
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Description: In this stunningly original wolf shifter romance, can a human truly make room in her heart for the Wild? Thea Villalobos has long since given up trying to be what others expect of her. So in Elijah Sorensson she can see through the man of the world to a man who is passionate to the point of heartbreak. But something inside him is dying, and Thea's heart aches for the man who could so easily become her wolf... Elijah Sorensson has all kinds of outward success: bespoke suits, designer New York City apartment, women clamoring for his attention. Except Elijah despises the human life he's forced to endure. He's Alpha of the Great North Pack, and the wolf inside him will no longer be restrained... She sizes me up quickly with eyes the color of ironwood and just as unyielding. "Thea Villalobos," she says, and it takes me a moment to get my breath back. Thea Villalobos. Goddess of the City of Wolves. Readers are howling for more: See where the adventure all began in The Last Wolf.


Pdf ebook: The Mortal Bone

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Summary: When the bond Maxine Kiss shares with the demons tattooed on her skin is deliberately severed, the demon hunter is left vulnerable and unprotected. For the

  • Author : Marjorie M. Liu
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101553685
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: When the bond Maxine Kiss shares with the demons tattooed on her skin is deliberately severed, the demon hunter is left vulnerable and unprotected. For the first time in ten thousand years, the demons have a taste of freedom. And as the little demons grow more violent and unpredictable, Maxine starts to fear they will lose their minds without her. Reuniting won't be easy, since a greater temptation waits for these hellions: a chance to return to their lives as Reaper Kings, and unleash hell on Earth.


Pdf ebook: Armor of Roses and The Silver Voice

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Summary: Marjorie M. Liu presents an eSpecial that includes a Hunter Kiss novella and an original Hunter Kiss short story. ARMOR OF ROSES When demon slayer Maxine K

  • Author : Marjorie M. Liu
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101546034
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 164
  • Language: English
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Description: Marjorie M. Liu presents an eSpecial that includes a Hunter Kiss novella and an original Hunter Kiss short story. ARMOR OF ROSES When demon slayer Maxine Kiss investigates a grisly murder at a high-class soirée, she finds herself involved in a conspiracy dating back to World War II—and a secret mission that her grandmother may have carried out for the US Government, one that involves the mysterious "Armor of Roses." THE SILVER VOICE Featuring Maxine's husband, Grant Cooperon, this never-before-published short story explores his hidden past...


Pdf ebook: Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos

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Summary: Explore the dark subculture of 1950s tattoos! In the early 1950s, when tattoos were the indelible mark of a lowlife, an erudite professor of English--a fri

  • Author : Samuel M. Steward, PhD
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135022984
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 214
  • Language: English
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Description: Explore the dark subculture of 1950s tattoos! In the early 1950s, when tattoos were the indelible mark of a lowlife, an erudite professor of English--a friend of Gertrude Stein, Thomas Mann, Andre Gide, and Thornton Wilder--abandoned his job to become a tattoo artist (and incidentally a researcher for Alfred Kinsey). Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos tells the story of his years working in a squalid arcade on Chicago’s tough State Street. During that time he left his mark on a hundred thousand people, from youthful sailors who flaunted their tattoos as a rite of manhood to executives who had to hide their passion for well-ornamented flesh. Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos is anything but politically correct. The gritty, film-noir details of Skid Row life are rendered with unflinching honesty and furtive tenderness. His lascivious relish for the young sailors swaggering or staggering in for a new tattoo does not blind him to the sordidness of the world they inhabited. From studly nineteen-year-olds who traded blow jobs for tattoos to hard-bitten dykes who scared the sailors out of the shop, the clientele was seedy at best: sailors, con men, drunks, hustlers, and Hells Angels. These days, when tattoo art is sported by millionaires and the middle class as well as by gang members and punk rockers, the sheer squalor of Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos is a revelation. However much tattoo culture has changed, the advice and information is still sound: how to select a good tattoo artist what to expect during a tattooing session how to ensure the artist uses sterile needles and other safety precautions how to care for a new tattoo why people get tattoos--25 sexual motivations for body art More than a history of the art or a roster of famous--and infamous--tattoo customers and artists, Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos is a raunchy, provocative look at a forgotten subculture.


Pdf ebook: Sea Fever: From First Date to First Mate

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Summary: A love story, a modern escape fantasy and a funny, sharp, observant page-turner of a read. How is it that someone who gets seasick and loves her two shower

  • Author : Angela Meyer
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • ISBN: 1869799186
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 392
  • Language: English
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Description: A love story, a modern escape fantasy and a funny, sharp, observant page-turner of a read. How is it that someone who gets seasick and loves her two showers a day attempted to sail across the Pacific in a small yacht with her new husband and baby? It can be summed up in two words. Love. Adventure. Yep, there is the love of adventure, which is pretty self explanatory. And then there is love with a capital L, which needs a little more explaining. In Mrs Blacksmith's (aka Angela Meyer) words: 'I should have known that a life on the high seas was on the cards when our wedding cake featured a cut out of a sailing ship. The old sea dog had spent 6 years circumnavigating the wild waters of NZ. Four years ago while sitting quietly at a bar minding his own business he was introduced to me, and like a mermaid, with my amazing singing voice (and probably my rack and witticisms) I lured him onto the land.' For a woman who ran a dance troupe called the Real Hot Bitches and a dating site called The Man Bank, the move to wife, mother and globe-trotting sailor has been a giant step! This is a love story, a modern escape fantasy and a funny, sharp, observant page-turner of a read. A popular blog turned memoir/adventure story - wonderful humour.


Pdf ebook: Ancient Ink

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Summary: The desire to alter and adorn the human body is universal. While specific forms of body decoration, and the underlying motivations, vary according to regio

  • Author : Lars Krutak,Aaron Deter-Wolf
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 0295742844
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 392
  • Language: English
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Description: The desire to alter and adorn the human body is universal. While specific forms of body decoration, and the underlying motivations, vary according to region, culture, and era, all human societies have engaged in practices designed to augment and enhance their natural appearance. Tattooing, the process of inserting pigment into the skin to create permanent designs and patterns, appears on human mummies by 3200 BCE and was practiced by ancient cultures throughout the world. Ancient Ink, the first book dedicated to the archaeological study of tattooing, presents new research from across the globe examining tattooed human remains, tattoo tools, and ancient art. It contributes to our understanding of the antiquity, durability, and significance of tattooing and human body decoration and illuminates how different societies have used their skin to construct their identities. Ancient Ink connects ancient body art traditions to modern culture through Indigenous communities and the work of contemporary tattoo artists.


Pdf ebook: A Wild Light

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Summary: View our feature on Marjorie Liu’s A Wild Light.For too long Maxine Kiss has felt an inexplicable darkness inside her-a force she channels into hunting t

  • Author : Marjorie M. Liu
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110118888X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: View our feature on Marjorie Liu’s A Wild Light.For too long Maxine Kiss has felt an inexplicable darkness inside her-a force she channels into hunting the demons bent on destroying the human race. But when she finds herself covered in blood and crouched beside her grandfather's dead body with no memory of what happened, Maxine begins to fear that the darkness has finally consumed her.


Pdf ebook: Elvis Died For Somebody's Sins But Not Mine

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Summary: You cannot believe a word Mick Farren tells you!” John Lydon A literary life railing against the machine, in the company of Johnny Cash, Frank Zappa, Chu

  • Author : Mick Farren
  • Publisher: SCB Distributors
  • ISBN: 1909394009
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: 200
  • Language: English
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Description: You cannot believe a word Mick Farren tells you!” John Lydon A literary life railing against the machine, in the company of Johnny Cash, Frank Zappa, Chuck Berry and more. Mick Farren has spent more than 4 decades in the thick of the culture wars as a commentator, activist, essayist, poet, performer, and rebel with multiple causes. A founding figure of the 60s underground press, he careered on through the London birth pangs of punk, the intoxicated madness of Lower Manhattan under Ronald Reagan, earthquakes and urban insurrection in LA. Here you'll meet Frank Zappa, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry and Gore Vidal, and steam open correspondence between the author and Pete Townshend.


Pdf ebook: The Season of Second Chances

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Summary: A world of possibilities opens up for Joy Harkness when she sets out on a journey that's going to show her the importance of friendship, love, and what mak

  • Author : Diane Meier
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 9781429922432
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: A world of possibilities opens up for Joy Harkness when she sets out on a journey that's going to show her the importance of friendship, love, and what makes a house a home Coming-of-age can happen at any age. Joy Harkness had built a university career and a safe life in New York, protected and insulated from the intrusions and involvements of other people. When offered a position at Amherst College, she impulsively leaves the city, and along with generations of material belongings, she packs her equally heavy emotional baggage. A tumbledown Victorian house proves an unlikely choice for a woman whose family heirlooms have been boxed away for years. Nevertheless, this white elephant becomes the home that changes Joy forever. As the restoration begins to take shape, so does her outlook on life, and the choices she makes over paint chips, wallpaper samples, and floorboards are reflected in her connection to the co-workers who become friends and friendships that deepen. A brilliant, quirky, town fixture of a handyman guides the renovation of the house and sparks Joy's interest to encourage his personal and professional growth. Amid the half-wanted attention of the campus's single, middle-aged men, known as "the Coyotes,"and the legitimate dramas of her close-knit community, Joy learns that the key to the affection of family and friends is being worthy of it, and most important, that second chances are waiting to be discovered within us all.


Pdf ebook: Baby Please Don't Go

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Summary: All Lock Gilkenney wants is a family. But he’ll have to cross the line to get one. Lock is a dedicated investigator at Child Protective Services. An anon

  • Author : Frank Freudberg
  • Publisher: Inside Job Media
  • ISBN: 0984594558
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 332
  • Language: English
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Description: All Lock Gilkenney wants is a family. But he’ll have to cross the line to get one. Lock is a dedicated investigator at Child Protective Services. An anonymous report of neglect comes in. He responds and finds the kids in good health. Lock concludes the report was a ruse, possibly part of a scheme to make Natalie Mannheim, the kids’ mother, look bad in an upcoming divorce trial. Natalie needs Lock’s expertise to help her win custody—and a multi-million-dollar divorce settlement. He realizes she doesn't have a prayer in court against her shrewd husband, and only Lock can help her now. Lock knows all about addiction, and he’s aware of the powerful hold Natalie has on him. But he can’t get her out of his head. Lock is caught between his commitment to take the high road and his burning desire to have a family. In this story of love, lust, deceit and murder, what Lock chooses to do will grab your imagination and never let go.


Pdf ebook: The Company of the Dead

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Summary: Can one man save the Titanic? March 1912. A mysterious man appears aboard the Titanic on its doomed voyage. His mission? To save the ship. The result? A wo

  • Author : David Kowalski
  • Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
  • ISBN: 0857686674
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 752
  • Language: English
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Description: Can one man save the Titanic? March 1912. A mysterious man appears aboard the Titanic on its doomed voyage. His mission? To save the ship. The result? A world where the United States never entered World War I, thus launching the secret history of the 20th Century. April 2012. Joseph Kennedy - grand-nephew of John F. Kennedy - lives in an America occupied in the East by Greater Germany and on the West Coast by Imperial Japan. He is one of six people who can restore history to its rightful order -- even though it would mean his own death. "A magnificent alternate history, set against the backdrop of one of the the greatest maritime disasters." Library Journal “Imaginative, monolithic, action-packed… The reader will not be disappointed.” — Bookseller and Publisher "Time travel, airships, the Titanic, Roswell ... Kowalski builds a decidedly original creature that blends military science fiction, conspiracy theory, alternate history, and even a dash of romance." Publishers Weekly "Kowalski effortlessly smashes together high art and grand adventure in this alt-history juggernaut." John Birmingham, acclaimed author of Weapons of Choice "Exciting action, twisty and ingenious characterisation, and complicated time-travel plotting, deftly handled." S.M. Stirling, NYT bestselling author of The Tears of the Sun "A non-stop chase that takes place across two thousand miles ... and one hundred years of perdurant time." Walter Jon Williams, NYT bestselling author of Deep State


Pdf ebook: Purple Jesus

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Summary: When Purvis Driggers, a South Carolina Low Country loser with little judgment and even less chance for a decent life beyond his parents' house, home town,

  • Author : Ron Cooper
  • Publisher: Bancroft Press
  • ISBN: 1610880072
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 214
  • Language: English
  • Views: 600
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Description: When Purvis Driggers, a South Carolina Low Country loser with little judgment and even less chance for a decent life beyond his parents' house, home town, and whatever part-time work he can scrounge up, seeks to rob an old man of the rumored millions hidden in his house and fails, he's drawn to the sound of music across the creek. There, he discovers a beautiful woman in a white gown being baptized in the water. Surely Martha, beautiful Martha, will give Purvis the escape he imagines. With the Martha boat come to his rescue, Purvis decides, he'll never have to worry about drowning. But Martha Umphlett is trapped, too. Made to take care of her obese mother and forced to participate in a baptism she has no interest in whatsoever, Martha, in her own way, is every bit as desperate as Purvis, but far more capable and a good deal more dangerous. As funny as it is sad, as beautiful as it is ugly, as authentic as it is shocking, and as powerful as anything you'll ever read, Ron Cooper's Purple Jesus is a mystery, a love story, a religious allegory, and, most importantly, a dark and comic descent into the lives and world views of these unbelievable and unforgettable characters.Purvis Driggers is a South Carolina Low Country loser. With little judgment and even less chance for a decent life beyond his parents' house, home town, and whatever part-time work he can scrounge up, he's sure he's figured a way out: Rob an old man of the rumored millions hidden in his house. But all he finds is the old man dead and the money, if there was any, already gone. Disappointed and defeated, Purvis is drawn to the sound of music across the creek. There, he discovers a beautiful woman in a white gown being baptized in the water. Surely Martha, beautiful Martha, will give Purvis the escape he imagines. With the Martha boat come to his rescue, Purvis decides, he'll never have to worry about drowning. But Martha Umphlett is trapped, too. Married and just as quickly divorced, Martha's been condemned to return to the home she'd once escaped. Made to take care of her obese mother and forced to participate in a baptism she has no interest in whatsoever, Martha, in her own way, is every bit as desperate as Purvis, but far more capable and a good deal more dangerous.Their paths cross with that of Brother Andrew, a monk at a nearby monastery whose call more and more is not to God, but to nature, and more importantly, to somewhere else. He wanders the swamp to watch birds, practice archery, and meditate, but it becomes clearer and clearer to him that the answers he seeks are not to be found in his monastery, his vow of silence, or the life he's thus far known. But maybe the answer is in the girl he, too, sees being baptised across the creek. Perhaps Martha will make Andrew happy. All three want and need something different in their lives, but the paths they'll take are neither clear nor pretty, and they will not end well. Infatuated with Martha, and certain she's the answer to his dreams, Purvis sets out to do whatever is necessary to prove his love, all the while terrified that the FBI will pin the old man's murder on him. Is he demented, or just crazy with love? Does Martha care for Purvis, or will she simply exploit him? Is Brother Andrew straying too far toward both of them and too far away from his faith? And just what is necessary for Purvis to prove himself to Martha?Told from the characters' alternating points of view, this darkly humorous story wends its way through a web of murder and dismemberment, a twisted love triangle, and a woodland monster known as the Hairy Man. As funny as it is sad, as beautiful as it is ugly, as authentic as it is shocking, and as powerful as...


Pdf ebook: Tales of the Merbeing Clans

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Summary: This is a story about Agatha and Frank, who have been stranded on an island going on three years. They have been living on Rosland Island, with the merbein

  • Author : Jolynn Rose
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1490751211
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 152
  • Language: English
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Description: This is a story about Agatha and Frank, who have been stranded on an island going on three years. They have been living on Rosland Island, with the merbeings called the Roslander. During this time, they have learned a lot about merbeings. They have discovered there are many different merbeing clans, and they have been lucky enough to meet eight different clans.


Pdf ebook: Methods for Ecological Research on Terrestrial Small Mammals

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Summary: All the information researchers, students, and practitioners need to conducted innovative, state-of-the-art research on small mammals. Rodents and insectiv

  • Author : Robert McCleery,Ara Monadjem,L. Mike Conner,James D. Austin,Peter J. Taylor
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421442124
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
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Description: All the information researchers, students, and practitioners need to conducted innovative, state-of-the-art research on small mammals. Rodents and insectivores constitute the vast majority of mammals on our planet, yet we often overlook the importance of this group. As seed dispersers, prey species, and disease regulators, these animals are critical to the functioning of our ecological systems. While considerable material exists that describes these species, there has been no dedicated guide explaining how to effectively research them—until now. Methods for Ecological Research on Terrestrial Small Mammals is a one-stop resource compiling all the information readers need to conduct state-of-the-art research on small terrestrial mammals across the globe. The authors cover the full spectrum of issues, from capture, handling, identification, reproduction, demography, and taxonomy to behavior, diet, evolution, diseases, movements, morphometrics, and more. They also: • highlight the latest techniques while carefully explaining the tried-and-tested methods needed to conduct rigorous scientific inquiries; • provide step-by-step examples and case studies, demonstrating how the methods discussed can be used in actual research projects; • compare and contrast methodologies, analytical techniques, and software packages, helping researchers determine which pathways and tools will yield the best results for their studies. A comprehensive and invaluable resource, Methods for Ecological Research on Terrestrial Small Mammals is a must-have for any ecologist working on small mammals.


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Summary: Almost 50 million Americans have cumulatively borrowed more than $1.5 trillion to attend college. Roughly one-third of all adults aged 25 to 34 have a stud

  • Author : Scott MacDonald
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253051479
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 262
  • Language: English
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Description: Almost 50 million Americans have cumulatively borrowed more than $1.5 trillion to attend college. Roughly one-third of all adults aged 25 to 34 have a student loan. In Education without Debt businessman and philanthropist Scott MacDonald examines the real-life impact of crushing levels of student debt on borrowers and what can be done to fix this crisis. Weaving together stories of debt-impaired lives with stories of personal success achieved with the essential help of financial aid, MacDonald reveals the devastating personal and societal impact of the debt problem and offers possible solutions. He explores the efforts of colleges and private philanthropists to make education affordable and relates his own experience of funding financial aid for need-eligible students at five universities. Education without Debt is a must-read book for anyone concerned about the rising cost of education and what to do about this critical policy and societal issue.