on fire

Download Book On Fire in PDF format. You can Read Online On Fire here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

City On Fire

Author : Garth Risk Hallberg
ISBN : 9783104901367
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 76. 99 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 991
Read : 487

Download Now


Gleich hier die Gratis-XXL-Leseprobe lesen! Von Garth Risk Hallberg - der neuen Stimme der amerikanischen Gegenwartsliteratur – der große, überwältigende Roman über New York City New York City, Neujahr 1977. Ein Schneesturm zieht über die Stadt, Feuerwerk erleuchtet den Himmel und im Central Park fallen Schüsse. Die Ereignisse der Nacht bringen eine Gruppe unvergesslicher Figuren zusammen: Die schwerreichen Erben William und Regan Hamilton-Sweeney, Mercer, der am großen amerikanischen Roman schreibt, die Punk-Kids Sam und Charlie aus der Vorstadt, den besessenen Magazin-Reporter Richard und den Cop Larry. Sie alle leben und lieben hier, in der großen Stadt, die bankrott und gefährlich ist und zugleich vor Energie platzt. Als dann am 13. Juli 1977 die Lichter ausgehen, gerät New York City in den Ausnahmezustand – und nach dem Stromausfall ist kein Leben wie zuvor. Ein großer Roman über Liebe, Betrug und Vergebung, über Kunst, Wahrheit und Rock’n’Roll mitten in New York City - kunstvoll, überbordend, außergewöhnlich.

Brain On Fire

Author : Susannah Cahalan
ISBN : 9781451621396
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 82. 53 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 457
Read : 537

Download Now


An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity. When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened? In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. “A fascinating look at the disease that…could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life” (People), Brain on Fire is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.

City On Fire

Author : Lisa Odham Stokes
ISBN : 1859847161
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 35. 61 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 376
Read : 1066

Download Now


Traces the history of Hong Kong cinema in its social and historical context and discusses the plots, characters, and production techniques of a wide range of films

Bird On Fire

Author : Andrew Ross
ISBN : 9780199912292
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 43. 73 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 616
Read : 1132

Download Now


Phoenix, Arizona is one of America's fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix--a city in the bull's eye of global warming--and also the obstacles that stand in the way. Most authors writing on sustainable cities look at places that have excellent public transit systems and relatively high density, such as Portland, Seattle, or New York. But Ross contends that if we can't change the game in fast-growing, low-density cities like Phoenix, the whole movement has a major problem. Drawing on interviews with 200 influential residents--from state legislators, urban planners, developers, and green business advocates to civil rights champions, energy lobbyists, solar entrepreneurs, and community activists--Ross argues that if Phoenix is ever to become sustainable, it will occur more through political and social change than through technological fixes. Ross explains how Arizona's increasingly xenophobic immigration laws, science-denying legislature, and growth-at-all-costs business ethic have perpetuated social injustice and environmental degradation. But he also highlights the positive changes happening in Phoenix, in particular the Gila River Indian Community's successful struggle to win back its water rights, potentially shifting resources away from new housing developments to producing healthy local food for the people of the Phoenix Basin. Ross argues that this victory may serve as a new model for how green democracy can work, redressing the claims of those who have been aggrieved in a way that creates long-term benefits for all. Bird on Fire offers a compelling take on one of the pressing issues of our time--finding pathways to sustainability at a time when governments are dismally failing in their responsibility to address climate change.

On Fire

Author : Larry Schwarm
ISBN : 9780822332084
Genre : Photography
File Size : 26. 97 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 833
Read : 1184

Download Now


A startling document of one of the original elements--fire--takes readers into the heart of Kansas's annual "controlled burns," revealing the complex personalities of fires through dozens of startling images taken very close to the heart of these fires. (Fine Arts)

Books On Fire

Author : Lucien X. Polastron
ISBN : 1594771677
Genre : History
File Size : 52. 69 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 630
Read : 1214

Download Now


Almost as old as the idea of the library is the urge to destroy it. Author Lucien X. Polastron traces the history of this destruction, examining the causes for these disasters, the treasures that have been lost, and where the surviving books, if any, have ended up. Books on Fire received the 2004 Société des Gens de Lettres Prize for Nonfiction/History in Paris.

On Fire

Author : Carla Neggers
ISBN : 9781488032950
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 49. 91 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 122
Read : 164

Download Now


Discover this heart-pounding classic romantic suspense by New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers. First he’s suspected of murder, then he disappears. But no matter what the evidence says—Riley St. Joe knows her grandfather is not capable of such a vile act. The famed explorer and oceanographer taught her all she knows. Now she’ll pay him back by finding the real killer. Recovering from gunshot wounds received in the line of duty, FBI agent John Straker is the last man Riley would go to for help. As lifelong nemeses, bitter arguments are the only constant in their relationship. But knowing she’s in danger—and about to get herself into more—Straker can’t help but keep an eye on her, even if it means binding their fates with combustible ties. Originally published in 1999

The Heavens On Fire

Author : Mark Littmann
ISBN : 0521779790
Genre : Nature
File Size : 50. 80 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 899
Read : 1231

Download Now


Meteor succeeded meteor in such rapid succession that it was impossible to count them; at times the sky seemed full of them, and the earth was illuminated as with a morning light. Eye-witness accounts such as this, and every spectacular detail of the Leonids, the greatest meteor showers of all, can be found in the acclaimed The Heavens on Fire. In this volume, author Mark Littmann vividly tells the history of meteors, and especially the Leonids, whose terrifying beauty established meteor science. He traces the history and mythology of meteors, profiles the fascinating figures whose discoveries advanced the field, and explores how meteors have changed the course of life on Earth. Crisp illustrations capture the excitement of past meteor showers and help elucidate important concepts. The returning Leonids are now reaching their peak with great activity expected in 1999 and 2000. For all those who wish to take part in this rare experience, Littmann offers advice on how and where to find the best view. Filled with practical tips, clear explanations, and descriptions of a sight that more than one observer has called "brilliant beyond conception," The Heavens on Fire will delight every reader. Mark Littmann teaches astronomy at the University of Tennessee. His previous books include Comet Halley: Once in a Lifetime and Planets Beyond: Discovering the Outer Solar System. Both books were chosen by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific as Astronomy Books of the Year.

On Fire

Author : Stef Ann Holm
ISBN : 9781426803727
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 90. 98 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 364
Read : 931

Download Now


On Fire by Stef Holm released on Jul 1, 2007 is available now for purchase.

A World On Fire

Author : Joe Jackson
ISBN : 9781440695971
Genre : Science
File Size : 49. 11 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 959
Read : 239

Download Now


Like Charles Seife’s Zero and Dava Sobel’s Longitude, this passionate intellectual history is the story of the intersection of science and the human, in this case the rivals who discovered oxygen in the late 1700s. That breakthrough changed the world as radically as those of Newton and Darwin but was at first eclipsed by revolution and reaction. In chronicling the triumph and ruin of the English freethinker Joseph Priestley and the French nobleman Antoine Lavoisier—the former exiled, the latter executed on the guillotine—A World on Fire illustrates the perilous place of science in an age of unreason.

Top Download:

Best Books