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Fatal Descent

Author : Beth Groundwater
ISBN : 9780738734828
Genre : Fiction
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Between a rock and a hard paddle Mandy Tanner and her fiancé Rob are leading an offseason rafting-climbing trip in Utah’s remote Canyonlands. Experienced guides, Mandy and Rob know they have to keep their cool after one of their group, Alex Anderson, appears to have become bear bait. Walled off from the outside world with eleven shell-shocked clients and miles of Colorado River whitewater ahead, Mandy’s nerves threaten to unravel when she learns that Alex’s death was not the work of a homicidal grizzly. Whether it was a crime of passion or the random act of a psychopath, Mandy fears that if they don’t root out the river rat among them, another camper will be running the rapids in a body bag. Praise: “A remarkable book by an author who clearly knows and loves her territory. Don’t miss it!”—William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of the Cork O’Connor series “Once again, Groundwater, mixing mystery with outdoor adventure, comes up with an excursion that will please most comers.”—Kirkus Reviews “A thrilling journey . . . filled with river lore, vivid descriptions . . . and loving depictions of the varied characters.”—Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

Fatal Descent

Author : John Rhode
ISBN : HARVARD:HWNYE3
Genre : Murder
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The Fatal Environment

Author : Richard Slotkin
ISBN : 080613030X
Genre : History
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Discusses the subjugation of Native Americans on the American frontier, and explains how it was used to justify American territorial expansion.

The Last Dive

Author : Bernie Chowdhury
ISBN : 9780062196828
Genre : Travel
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Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an experienced father-and-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve widespread recognition for their outstanding but controversial diving skills. Obsessed and ambitious, they sought to solve the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented World War II German U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, only a half-day's mission from New York Harbor. In doing so, they paid the ultimate price in their quest for fame. Bernie Chowdhury, himself an expert diver and a close friend of the Rouses', explores the thrill-seeking world of deep-sea diving, including its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs, and gruesome tragedies. By examining the diver's psychology through the complex father-and-son dynamic, Chowdhury illuminates the extreme sport diver's push toward—and sometimes beyond—the limits of human endurance.

Walter Pater

Author : Richmond Crinkley
ISBN : 9780813162577
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This provocative study suggests that Pater, usually thought of as a florid prose stylist and second-rate adjunct to the Esthetic Movement, is, in reality, an articulate prophet of the twentieth century. Pater's work, the book indicates, shows a consistent concern with the transmission of humanism from one generation to the next through the medium of art. The link in that transmission is the human image in a milieu -- the appearance of man as manifested in painting, sculpture, prose, poetry, or drama. Pater's fiction, as well as his criticism, strives to create a milieu, extracting both what is unique and what is constant from that milieu. His treatment of humanism has seemed introverted, bizarre, almost obsessional, but he prefigured the concerns of such writers as Joyce and Yeats, and his esthetic has become an accepted part of our mid-twentieth century intellectual structure.

The Descent Of Love

Author : Bert Bender
ISBN : 9781512814293
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Upon its publication in 1871, Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex sent shock waves through the scientific community and the public at large. In an original and persuasive study, Bert Bender demonstrates that it is this treatise on sexual selection, rather than any of Darwin's earlier works on evolution, that provoked the most immediate and vigorous response from American fiction writers. These authors embraced and incorporated Darwin's theories, insights, and language, creating an increasingly dark and violent view of sexual love in American realist literature. In The Descent of Love, Bender carefully rereads the works of William Dean Howells, Henry James, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Sarah Orne Jewett, Kate Chopin, Harold Frederic, Charles W. Chesnutt, Edith Wharton, and Ernest Hemingway, teasing from them a startling but utterly convincing preoccupation with questions of sexual selection. Competing for readership as novelists who best grasped the "real" nature of human love, these writers also participated in a heated social debate over racial and sexual differences and the nature of sex itself. Influenced more by The Descent of Man than by the Origin of Species, Bender's novelists built upon Darwin's anthropological and zoological materials to anatomize their character's courtship behavior, returning consistently to concerns with physical beauty, natural dominance, and the power to select a mate. Bringing the resources of the history of science and intellectual history to this, the first full-length study of the impact of Darwin's theories in American literature, Bender revises accepted views of social Darwinism, American literary realism, and modernism in American literature, forever changing our perceptions of courtship and sexual interaction in American fiction from 1871 to 1926 and beyond.

Is It Safe?

Author : Brian Power-Waters XIII
ISBN : 9780595490158
Genre : Social Science
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Captain Power-Waters covers every aspect of commercial aviation and brings the reader to the conclusion that it is a much more perilous means of transportation than generally suspected. Most of the material in this book has never been touched upon in any previous book on air safety. The following are a few of the subjects that are documented in this book: 1. There are no U.S. airports that have adequate firefighting procedures. 2. Mechanically impaired airliners are allowed to fly when, in reality, they should be grounded. 3. The flushing of an airline toilet has imperiled the lives of passengers aboard the plane and people on the ground. 4. The air traffic control system is near collapse caused by the "bumbling" FAA. 5. Airline pilots are not thoroughly trained to recover from all modes of flight. 6. The Boeing 737 is the most popular airliner ever built, but it is potentially the most dangerous. "Captain Power-Waters brings an understanding and appreciation of Air Traffic control from two perspectives: as a pilot operating within the system; and as someone who possesses a vast knowledge of the ATC's work." -William A. Faville, Jr., National Air TrafficControllers Association, Presidsent MKC. "If you are interested in the training of an airline captain, if you think your airline is safe, or if you think the FAA is totally interested in your safety, this is the book for you." -Carl T.Butterworth,Senior Captain,American Airlines, Ret.Brig.Gen.,ANG. "You obviously have done an extensive job researching this topic, and more importantly, it is clear you have lived the issues. I congratulate you on your effort." -Robert Roach, Jr., General Vice President, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

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Author : Alexandre Rodolphe VINET
ISBN : BL:A0018652605
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The Invasion Of The Crimea Battle Of Inkerman 1st Ed 1875

Author : Alexander William Kinglake
ISBN : UOM:39015022631140
Genre : Crimean War, 1853-1856
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Local Records

Author : T. Fordyce
ISBN : UCAL:$B753327
Genre : Durham (England : County)
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The Alpine Journal

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Varia Papers Upon Several Subjects

Author : Thomas Hervey
ISBN : OXFORD:600074411
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Vacation Rambles

Author : Thomas Noon Talfourd
ISBN : WISC:89004800017
Genre : Europe
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The Knickerbocker

Author : Charles Fenno Hoffman
ISBN : NYPL:33433081684783
Genre : American periodicals
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The Goldsmith S Ward

Author : Mrs. R. H. Reade
ISBN : HARVARD:HNP673
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New York Weekly Magazine Of Popular Literature Science And Art

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The Wonders Of The World

Author : C. C. Rosenberg
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Astra Castra

Author : Christopher Hatton Turnor
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Richelieu Or The Broken Heart

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The Galaxy

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