The Wall Of The Sky The Wall Of The Eye

Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544346211
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The Wall Of The Sky The Wall Of The Eye. A dead man is brought back to life so he can support his family in "The Happy Man"; occasionally he slips into a zombielike state while his soul is tortured in Hell. In "Vanilla Dunk," future basketball players are given the skills of old-time stars like Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain. And in "Forever, Said the Duck," stored computer personalities scheme to break free of their owners. In these and other stories in this striking collection, Jonathan Lethem, author of The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, draws the reader ever more deeply into his strange, unforgettable world—a trip from which there may be no easy return.

Category 5

Author: Paul Mark Tag
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595788602
Size: 55.41 MB
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Category 5. Dr. Victor Mark Silverstein is a Jewish African-American whose background is as unusual as his personality. He lives a privileged life as the Naval Research Laboratory's preeminent meteorologist and scientist. But beneath the facade of a self-centered, arrogant personality lies a seething, vulnerable man whose secrets have plagued his sleep since 1982. That's when he discovered the truth about what happened to his girlfriend, Sylvia. In the year 2007, his nightmares become a reality when weather satellites detect an environmental aberration. Memories from college at Penn State-and their accompanying heartbreak-push their way back into Silverstein's life. Only he knows the root cause of the phenomenon and its scientific basis-and the mastermind behind it all. This fast-paced thriller spans the globe: from the Suez Canal and Christmas Island to Istanbul, Turkey; to Monterey, California and Washington, DC; and finally to Bermuda. Silverstein and his feisty female assistant, Dr. Linda Kipling, begin a desperate and harrowing pursuit for the truth and for those responsible. With time running out and the environmental catastrophe unfolding, they must survive a terrifying ride through the eyewall of a hurricane. The final showdown pits good against evil and intellect against loyalty. Along the way, Silverstein finds peace and becomes reacquainted with a faith he abandoned long ago.

The Handy Weather Answer Book

Author: Kevin Hile
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593328
Size: 45.31 MB
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The Handy Weather Answer Book. Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists.

The Weather Almanac

Author: Steven L. Horstmeyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118015209
Size: 24.82 MB
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The Weather Almanac. The Weather Almanac, 12th Edition is a resource for a variety of climate and meteorological data including both domestic and international weather trends, historical weather patterns dating back 1000 years, natural disasters, and a 20 page glossary of weather terminology. The book is complete with detailed maps, pictures, and tables compiling climate data from a variety of sources, including the National Weather Service and the US Geological Survey. Separate sections in The Weather Almanac are devoted to tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, and lightening, flash floods, and winter storms, and they have been edited from official reports by governmental agencies. The new edition has been updated to include recent disasters such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami that devastated Indonesia as well as 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. These chapters serve as a basic reference for severe weather and extreme conditions, which can assist in preparing for a weather emergency.

The Science Of Hurricanes

Author: KidCaps
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621074633
Size: 19.24 MB
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The Science Of Hurricanes. Hurricanes are one of the most destructive natural disasters known to man--but what makes them tick? In this book (just for kids), you will learn about how hurricanes start, different types, and what the life cycle of a hurricane is. This easy to understand book will help you understand hurricanes in no time at all. KidCaps is an imprint of BookCaps; each month we are adding more history books (just for kids!) to our library. Stop by our website to learn more.

Hand Writing On The Fallen Wall

Author: Althea Dorsey Gray
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 141079444X
Size: 59.29 MB
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Hand Writing On The Fallen Wall. The Six Steps to the Awakening is all about you discovering your true potential and understanding the fulfillment of yourself made reality. The book will make you think, it may make you laugh, it may even make you cry, but one thing will be for sure. You will come away with an expansion of viewpoints and uncharted territory. The book will show you about the power of your beliefs, and how your beliefs form the reality that you experience. It will teach you about the choices that you make and how they interact in your daily life and it will give you the power to reshape your personality and clearly define this thing called you.

Beyond The Wall

Author: Howard L. Parker
Publisher: Larry Brasington
Size: 73.40 MB
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Beyond The Wall. With a strong Northeaster pounding the shoreline Antonius, a veteran centurion, believes his evening will pass uneventful. His calm is disrupted when a bedraggled group of teamsters appear. The supply convoy has been ambushed. Antonius’ calls out his century to rescue the precious goods. What follows is a brief, brutal fight with a band of Jutes, to recover the goods. Unknown to the Romans not all of the raiding Jutes were killed. One boat escapes across the North Sea to tell Ragnar One-Eye, their king, his brother is dead. He flies into a fit of rage. Driven by his anger Ragnar gathers his warriors to seek revenge on the Romans and departs for Britain. Meanwhile, Antonius successful recapture of the caravan leads to his being ordered investigates the new threat to the balance of power. A new enemy just might bring catastrophe to Roman grip on Northern Britain. Using a map captured from the Jutes, in the first skirmish, Antonius heads north on a collision course with Ragnar. Both Jutes and Romans for the moment have forgotten the Picts who are planning on destroying the Jute toe hold on their land and recapture their people. Ragnar’s lands at the Jute outpost and hatches a plot to enlist the Picts to aid him in his quest for revenge. He sends a messenger, a released captive to find the clan chieftain Angus McKay, to parley with. Angus taken by the surprise by Ragnar’s offer asked for time to think. Angus is unaware his only child, a daughter, Maeve is held captive by Ragnar in the village. Ragnar toys with Maeve. She resists. When Ragnar goes out to meet with her father she escapes. On his return, finding her gone, Ragnar vows to track her down. Followed by his oath brothers sets out to recapture her. Maeve in her flight discovers her father. Their reunion is short lived as Ragnar appears in hot pursuit. Maeve and Angus run for it and collide with Antonius column. In a brief fight Maeve is recaptured and taken by Ragnar back. With surprise gone on his dawn attack on the Jutes and another enemy, the Picts, before him Antonius has to make a choice, who do I fight? With his time table running out Antonius joins with Picts and to attack the Jute camp. As sunrise comes, the naval assault begins lobbing flaming missiles among the Jute boats. Flames and destruction are the order of the day. Late Angus’ clansmen arrive and join the Romans. Caught between the vise of a sea and land attack the Jutes run for their ships. Desperately, trying to find a path out to regroup the priestess, Bronwhen, is enlisted to uses the ancient relic. This buys time for the Jutes sail. Still bent on revenge Ragnar turns south. While surveying the bloody aftermath of the fight Antonius learns that one Jute boat went south. His sense of duty compels him to follow. The Jutes make landfall first and hike overland to a Roman town where they believe the pickings will be easy.

Heart Of The Bison

Author: Glen R. Stott
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059523500X
Size: 55.99 MB
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Heart Of The Bison. As the lambent light from the slumbering fire dances across the roof of the cave, a young girl wakes from a dream. Kec's dream tells her that her clan is in jeopardy, and that Mother Earth expects her to do something to save her people. A magic child will be sent to help her.Far away, Strong Branch, a powerful Shaman of his people, has his own dream. The Great Spirit sends him a warning about a future of conflict and killing.Kec's people are very simple, but they are strong and powerful enough to have survived the ice ages of Pleistocene Europe, by force, for over one-hundred-thousand years. Strong Branch's people are late comers from an alien world far to the South. They bring an advanced technology that allows them to utilize the environment in ways Kec's people never could.As the population of the aliens has grown over a period of more than twenty-thousand years, the stress on the environment has become critical. Kec and Strong Branch must play their parts in a microcosm of the greater struggle for survival. The conclusion of their struggle will establish a new story and a new history for each of their peoples.

Blood Zero Sky

Author: J. Gabriel Gates
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757316107
Size: 34.25 MB
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Blood Zero Sky. Unprofitables are banished to work camps to pay off their credit. Other tie-men and women look on apathetically. Fair is fair. Everyone knows you shouldn't use more credit than you are worth to the Company. They turn their attention to the next repackaged but highly coveted N-Corp product on the market, creatively advertised on the imager screens that adorn virtually every available flat surface. All the while, their mandatory cross-implants and wrist-worn "ICs" keep them focused on the endless cycle of work and consumption to which they are enslaved. May Fields—the CEO's daughter—would like to believe she is above all that. Head of N-Corp's marketing team, the young woman who has almost everything anyone could want spends her days dreaming up ingenious ways to make workers buy more of what they already have and don't need. Even before May discovers that the Company is headed for its first loss in thirty years, she is feeling the stirrings of dissatisfaction with the system that has given her everything she's ever wanted . . . except the freedom to be herself. When she is kidnapped by a member of the Protectorate—a secret order dating back to the American Revolution—May is suddenly faced with the frightening truth of what the Company's greed has done to our most basic human rights. Will she embrace who she is and join the battle to restore America's democratic freedom, or put her blinders back on and return to her safe and passionless life? More prediction than fiction, Blood Zero Sky is a riveting, nonstop, and suspenseful gaze into the looking glass, destined to rise with the zeitgeist of our times to become the anthem of a generation.