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The Raft

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Robie is an experienced traveler. She's taken the flight from Honolulu to the Midway Atoll, a group of Pacific islands where her parents live, many times. When she has to get to Midway in a hurry after a visit with her aunt in Hawaii, she gets on the next cargo flight at the last minute. She knows the pilot, but on this flight, there's a new co-pilot named Max. All systems are go until a storm hits during the flight. The only passenger, Robie doesn't panic until the engine suddenly cuts out and Max shouts at her to put on a life jacket. They are over miles of Pacific Ocean. She sees Max struggle with a raft. And then . . . she's in the water. Fighting for her life. Max pulls her onto the raft, and that's when the real terror begins. They have no water. Their only food is a bag of Skittles. There are sharks. There is an island. But there's no sign of help on the way.

Raft

Raft [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 057512797X
Author: Stephen Baxter
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Stephen Baxter's highly acclaimed first novel and the beginning of his stunning Xeelee Sequence. A spaceship from Earth accidentally crossed through a hole in space-time to a universe where the force of gravity is one billion times as strong as the gravity we know. Somehow the crew survived, aided by the fact that they emerged into a cloud of gas surrounding a black hole, which provided a breathable atmosphere. Five hundred years later, their descendants still struggle for existence, divided into two main groups. The Miners live on the Belt, a ramshackle ring of dwellings orbiting the core of a dead star, which they excavate for raw materials. These can be traded for food from the Raft, a structure built from the wreckage of the ship, on which a small group of scientists preserve the ancient knowledge which makes survival possible. Rees is a Miner whose curiosity about his world makes him stow away on a flying tree - just one of the many strange local lifeforms - carrying trade between the Belt and the Raft.

The Raft

The Raft [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1940456614
Author: Fred Strydom
Publisher: Skyhorse
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“The day every person on earth lost his and her memory was not a day at all. In people's minds there was no actual event. . . and thus it could be followed by no period of shock or mourning. There could be no catharsis. Everyone was simply reset to zero.” On Day Zero, the collapse of civilization was as instantaneous as it was inevitable. A mysterious and oppressive movement rose to power in the aftermath, forcing people into isolated communes run like regimes. Kayle Jenner finds himself trapped on a remote beach, and all that remains of his life before is the vague and haunting vision of his son. . . Kayle finally escapes, only to find a broken world being put back together in strange ways. As more memories from his past life begin returning, the people he meets wandering the face of a scorched earth—some reluctant allies, others dangerous enemies—begin to paint a terrifying picture. In his relentless search for his son, Kayle will discover more than just his lost past. He will discover the truth behind Day Zero—a truth that makes both fools and gods of men. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

Raft of Stars

Raft of Stars [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0063031922
Author: Andrew J. Graff
Publisher: HarperCollins
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“A rousing adventure yarn full of danger and heart and humor.” —Richard Russo An instant classic for fans of Jane Smiley and Kitchens of the Great Midwest: when two hardscrabble young boys think they’ve committed a crime, they flee into the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Will the adults trying to find and protect them reach them before it’s too late? It’s the summer of 1994 in Claypot, Wisconsin, and the lives of ten-year-old Fischer “Fish” Branson and Dale “Bread” Breadwin are shaped by the two fathers they don’t talk about. One night, tired of seeing his best friend bruised and terrorized by his no-good dad, Fish takes action. A gunshot rings out and the two boys flee the scene, believing themselves murderers. They head for the woods, where they find their way onto a raft, but the natural terrors of Ironsforge gorge threaten to overwhelm them. Four adults track them into the forest, each one on a journey of his or her own. Fish’s mother Miranda, a wise woman full of fierce faith; his granddad, Teddy, who knows the woods like the back of his hand; Tiffany, a purple-haired gas station attendant and poet looking for connection; and Sheriff Cal, who’s having doubts about a life in law enforcement. The adults track the boys toward the novel’s heart-pounding climax on the edge of the gorge and a conclusion that beautifully makes manifest the grace these characters find in the wilderness and one another. This timeless story of loss, hope, and adventure runs like the river itself amid the vividly rendered landscape of the Upper Midwest.

The Raft

The Raft [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1301580724
Author: Christopher Blankley
Publisher: Christopher Blankley
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Anything goes aboard the Raft. The ramshackled, mosquito fleet has no law or authority. The Raft's ships clog the waterways of the Puget Sound, exploiting a loophole in the tax code to thumb their noses at the Government. But even aboard the Raft, the murder of a young girl cannot go unpunished. It must fall on someone's shoulders to find justice, and that someone, it seems, is Maggie. Maggie Straight is a Magistrate, a judge for hire, a private policewoman and nanny to the ragtag band of criminals, hippies and burnouts that populate the Raft. She's the only authority the Raft respects. But when Maggie's phone rings one rainy, Northwest morning, it's no Rafter on the other end of the line, but the voice of her ex-girlfriend, Rachael. In a whirlwind, Maggie finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation, juggling her long-suppressed feelings for Rachael, while attempting to thwart the mainland police's hopes of using the girl's murder as an excuse to expand their authority over the Raft. When a conservative Senator, with plans to pass a Constitutional Amendment to ban gay marriage, is implicated in the young girl's death, the situation escalates rapidly towards an all-out shooting war. Maggie must hurry to find the girl's killer, defuse the standoff with the authorities and make peace with how an old love affair ended, all before the Raft destroys itself a hopeless bid for independence.

The Raft

The Raft [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1940456614
Author: Fred Strydom
Publisher: Skyhorse
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The Raft by Fred Strydom Book Resume:

“The day every person on earth lost his and her memory was not a day at all. In people's minds there was no actual event. . . and thus it could be followed by no period of shock or mourning. There could be no catharsis. Everyone was simply reset to zero.” On Day Zero, the collapse of civilization was as instantaneous as it was inevitable. A mysterious and oppressive movement rose to power in the aftermath, forcing people into isolated communes run like regimes. Kayle Jenner finds himself trapped on a remote beach, and all that remains of his life before is the vague and haunting vision of his son. . . Kayle finally escapes, only to find a broken world being put back together in strange ways. As more memories from his past life begin returning, the people he meets wandering the face of a scorched earth—some reluctant allies, others dangerous enemies—begin to paint a terrifying picture. In his relentless search for his son, Kayle will discover more than just his lost past. He will discover the truth behind Day Zero—a truth that makes both fools and gods of men. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

The Raft of Odysseus

The Raft of Odysseus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0195351452
Author: Carol Dougherty
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Raft of Odysseus by Carol Dougherty Book Resume:

The Raft of Odysseus looks at the fascinating intersection of traditional myth with an enthnographically-viewed Homeric world. Carol Dougherty argues that the resourcefulness of Odysseus as an adventurer on perilous seas served as an example to Homer's society which also had to adjust in inventive ways to turbulent conditions. The fantastic adventures of Odysseus act as a prism for the experiences of Homer's own listeners--traders, seafarers, storytellers, soldiers--and give us a glimpse into their own world of hopes and fears, 500 years after the Iliadic events were supposed to have happened.

Raft, The / Socrates Asks Why

Raft, The / Socrates Asks Why [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1448214327
Author: Eric Linklater
Publisher: A&C Black
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Raft, The / Socrates Asks Why by Eric Linklater Book Resume:

Are the people of Britain capable of serving the new world, of writing with honour a new chapter of history? The answer, conclusively, is Yes.... But Socrates, in the third of the pieces, has still to be satisfied that the Allies are truly conscious of their purpose. A four-fold rule of law is not enough: the peace within that rule must not be an idle peace, but creative. If that is not explicitly our intention and desire, then why are we fighting? The Raft and Socrates Asks Why are imaginary conversations revolving around the political and military problems of WWII. The Raft is set in the mid-Atlantic, where six survivors from a torpedoed ship discuss the position of Britain and the difficulties and moral dilemmas of a soldier life. Socrates Asks Why is a conversation between Socrates, Voltaire, Johnson and Lincoln where the Allies' aim of peace and ending of the war is discussed and questioned. These conversations were first published in 1942.

Study on Hydrodynamic Characteristics of the Raft-type Wave-Powered Desalination Device

Study on Hydrodynamic Characteristics of the Raft-type Wave-Powered Desalination Device [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9811055173
Author: Siming Zheng
Publisher: Springer
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Study on Hydrodynamic Characteristics of the Raft-type Wave-Powered Desalination Device by Siming Zheng Book Resume:

This thesis proposes a new raft-type wave-powered desalination device that can convert wave power into hydraulic energy and use reverse osmosis (RO) to directly desalinate seawater. Both analytical and numerical methods are used to study the hydrodynamic characteristics of the device. Further, the thesis investigates the maximum power extraction and multiple parameter effects on power absorption and averaged permeate water flux. Lastly, it proposes and assesses two power extraction enhancing strategies. The thesis offers a valuable and important reference guide to ocean-wave-and-structure interaction and wave-powered seawater desalination for scientists and engineers alike.

The Raft

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Author: Coningsby Dawson
Publisher: Good Press
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"The Raft" by Coningsby Dawson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Guided Journey: Parenting With Jesus in the Raft

A Guided Journey: Parenting With Jesus in the Raft [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1490851968
Author: Martha Fletcher
Publisher: WestBow Press
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A Guided Journey: Parenting With Jesus in the Raft by Martha Fletcher Book Resume:

Parenting is like rafting down a beautiful, rushing mountain river that is never the same, always changing. Just as I could not imagine white-water rafting without a guide, neither can I imagine parenting without Jesus. Only He knows how to take each parent down each unique river. Only He knows His passengers intimately, and only He is there at all times to offer guidance on everything from discipline and sibling conflict, to facing weaknesses and fears. This account of both the inspirational and practical parenting help I received as I cried out to Jesus is written to encourage others to invite Him into their rafts and be their guide for every aspect of their journey down the exhilarating river of parenting.

The Stone Raft

The Stone Raft [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547545312
Author: José Saramago
Publisher: HMH
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The Stone Raft by José Saramago Book Resume:

A “marvelously amusing” political fable in which part of the European continent breaks off and drifts away on its own (Publishers Weekly, starred review). A Nobel Prize winner who has been called “the García Márquez of Portugal” (New Statesman) chronicles world events on a human scale in this exhilarating allegorical novel. One day, quite inexplicably, the Iberian Peninsula simply breaks free from the European continent and begins to drift as if it were a sort of stone raft. Panic ensues as residents and tourists attempt to escape, while crowds gather on cliffs to watch the newly formed island sail off into the sea. Meanwhile, five people on the island are drawn together—first by a string of surreal events and then by love. Taking to the road to explore the limits of their now finite land, they find themselves adrift in a world made new by this radical shift in perspective. As bureaucrats ponder what to do about their unusual predicament, the intertwined lives of these five strangers are clarified and forever changed by a physical, spiritual, and sexual voyage to an unknown destination. At once an epic adventure and a profound fable about the state of the European project, The Stone Raft is a “hauntingly lyrical narrative with political, social, and moral underpinnings” (Booklist) that “may be Saramago’s finest work” (Los Angeles Times). Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero

Making a Raft for the Three Billy Goats Gruff

Making a Raft for the Three Billy Goats Gruff [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1644932679
Author: Sue Gagliardi
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
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Making a Raft for the Three Billy Goats Gruff by Sue Gagliardi Book Resume:

Readers construct and test their own rafts to help the three billy goats avoid the troll. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, and infographics, this book provides an engaging overview of the science of buoyancy.

1985 Air Force Search and Rescue Survival Trainging

1985 Air Force Search and Rescue Survival Trainging [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Us Department Of Defense,www.survivalebooks.com,Department of Defense,Delene Kvasnicka,United States Government US Army,United States Army,Department of the Army,U. S. Army,Army,DOD,The United States Army
Publisher: Delene Kvasnicka www.survivalebooks.com
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Handbook of RAFT Polymerization

Handbook of RAFT Polymerization [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3527622764
Author: Christopher Barner-Kowollik
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Handbook of RAFT Polymerization by Christopher Barner-Kowollik Book Resume:

Spanning the entire field from fundamentals to applications in material science, this one-stop source is the first comprehensive reference for polymer, physical and surface chemists, materials scientists, chemical engineers, and those chemists working in industry. From the contents: * Introduction: Living Free Radical Polymerization and the RAFT Process * Fundamental Structure-Reactivity Correlations Governing the RAFT Process * Mechanism and Kinetics * The RAFT Process as a Kinetic Tool * Theory and Practice in Technical Applications * RAFT Polymerization in Bulk and Organic Solvents, as well as Homogeneous Aqueous Systems * Emulsion and Mini-Emulsion Polymerization * Complex Architecture Design * Macromolecular Design via the Interchange of Xanthates * Surface Modification * Stability and Physical Properties of RAFT Polymers * Novel Materials: From Drug Delivery to Opto-Electronics * Outlook and Future Developments

Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Two Volume Set

Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Two Volume Set [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466557427
Author: Sarah Springman,Jan Laue,Linda Seward
Publisher: CRC Press
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Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Two Volume Set by Sarah Springman,Jan Laue,Linda Seward Book Resume:

This book results from the 7th ICPMG meeting in Zurich 2010 and covers a broad range of aspects of physical modelling in geotechnics, linking across to other modelling techniques to consider the entire spectrum required in providing innovative geotechnical engineering solutions. Topics presented at the conference: Soil – Structure – Interaction; Natural Hazards; Earthquake Engineering: Soft Soil Engineering; New Geotechnical Physical; Modelling Facilities; Advanced Experimental Techniques; Comparisons between Physical and Numerical Modelling Specific Topics: Offshore Engineering; Ground Improvement and Foundations; Tunnelling, Excavations and Retaining Structures; Dams and slopes; Process Modelling; Goenvironmental Modelling; Education

The Underground City

The Underground City [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307492354
Author: H.L. Humes
Publisher: Random House
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Back in print after nearly fifty years–the acclaimed fiction debut of novelist H. L. Humes, co-founder of The Paris Review “Immensely intelligent and energetic, intensely dramatic and melodramatic, heroically overwritten yet sharp, insightful, and precise, The Underground City is an astonishing book by a writer of abundant gifts whose resurrection is long overdue.” –Peter Matthiessen It is the late 1940s and Paris is in turmoil. A man named Dujardin is sentenced to death for treason, sparking general strikes and threats of riots across the city. In the meantime, John Stone, a war-weary American and former secret agent, finds himself being investigated as a suspected Communist. What has brought these two men to their fates? H.L. Humes spins a thrilling account of the French underground during the last years of World War II, and the events that lead to the Dujardin affair. His many memorable characters include Adriane, loved by both Stone and Carnot, a fanatic Communist; Bruce Sheppard, the American ambassador to France, a statesman of vision and compassion; and Solange Récamier, the sophisticated young Parisian widow who finds meaning in trying to salvage Stone’s broken life. The Underground City displays H.L. Humes’s youthful literary skill and a striking capacity for fast-paced narrative. This is a brilliant tour de force. “A major achievement . . . [The Underground City] attains its full stature in poetry and truth. . . . [This is a] many-sided, absorbing novel, written on a grand scale, that holds the reader’s attention from the first to the last of its many pages.” –New York Herald Tribune “Magnificent . . . [The Underground City] has verisimilitude and scope, action and depth of emotion.” –Chicago Tribune “A work of power, maturity and distinction.” –Newsweek

The Dane Maddock Adventures

The Dane Maddock Adventures [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: David Wood
Publisher: Gryphonwood Press
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The Phantom Ship

The Phantom Ship [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1513294288
Author: Frederick Marryat
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
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The Phantom Ship (1839) is a novel by Frederick Marryat. Inspired by the legend of the Flying Dutchman, a fabled ghost ship doomed to sail the seas until the end of time, The Phantom Ship is a tale of adventure and Gothic horror from an author who served for decades in the British Royal Navy. Philip Vanderdecken had always feared this day would come. Raised by his mother in Terneuzen, he had grown accustomed to life without a father. During a voyage around the Cape of Good Hope, the elder Vanderdecken condemned himself to an eternity at the helm of the Flying Dutchman, a legendary vessel doomed to sail the seas without ever touching land. Now a young man, Philip is informed by his dying mother of the possibility of saving his father by letting his spirit rest. Terrified, he promises his mother to carry a relic of the Holy Cross across the globe until he can find the Flying Dutchman. He joins the Dutch East India Company and sets out at once on an adventure filled with romance, magic, and unimaginable horror. Poorly reviewed upon publication, The Phantom Ship has endured as a cult classic and continues to be adored by generations of loyal readers. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Frederick Marryat’s The Phantom Ship is a classic of British literature reimagined for modern readers.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Journey to the Centre of the Earth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141920688
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Penguin UK
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An ancient book is opened by the eccentric Professor Lidenbrock and his life – and the life of his nephew Axel – is changed for ever. An old piece of paper has tumbled from the book, a priceless parchment that will lead them on a terrifying journey to find what lies at the centre of the Earth. A timeless adventure, brilliantly introduced by Diana Wynne Jones, one of Britain's top fantasy and sci-fi writers for children.

Wave Propagation Approach for Structural Vibration

Wave Propagation Approach for Structural Vibration [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9811572372
Author: Chongjian Wu
Publisher: Springer Nature
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This book is intended for researchers, graduate students and engineers in the fields of structure-borne sound, structural dynamics, and noise and vibration control. Based on vibration differential equations, it presents equations derived from the exponential function in the time domain, providing a unified framework for structural vibration analysis, which makes it more regular and normalized. This wave propagation approach (WPA) divides structures at “discontinuity points,” and the waves show characteristics of propagation, reflection, attenuation, and waveform conversion. In each segment of the system between two “discontinuity points,” the governing equation and constraint are expressed accurately, allowing the dynamic properties of complex systems to be precisely obtained. Starting with basic structures such as beams and plates, the book then discusses theoretical research on complicated and hybrid dynamical systems, and demonstrates that structural vibration can be analyzed from the perspective of elastic waves by applying WPA.

Unbroken

Unbroken [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0679603751
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Random House
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand. Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award “Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring.”—New York “Staggering . . . mesmerizing . . . Hillenbrand’s writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don’t dare take your eyes off the page.”—People “A meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life.”—The Washington Post “Ambitious and powerful . . . a startling narrative and an inspirational book.”—The New York Times Book Review “Magnificent . . . incredible . . . [Hillenbrand] has crafted another masterful blend of sports, history and overcoming terrific odds; this is biography taken to the nth degree, a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times.”—The Dallas Morning News “An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity.”—Entertainment Weekly “A tale of triumph and redemption . . . astonishingly detailed.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “[A] masterfully told true story . . . nothing less than a marvel.”—Washingtonian “[Hillenbrand tells this] story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter’s pace.”—Time “Hillenbrand [is] one of our best writers of narrative history. You don’t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book—you just have to love great storytelling.”—Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Can't Stop Walking

Can't Stop Walking [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1725295563
Author: Murphy V. S. Anderson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Can't Stop Walking by Murphy V. S. Anderson Book Resume:

Can’t Stop Walking: Every Walk Must First Begin with a Step, Purpose, and Direction is a stunning and incisive nonfictional narrative which critiques some of the cultural, traditional, and societal issues which impacted and challenged the lives of many Liberians, especially the youth who suffered, bled, and died in their ignorance during the Liberian Civil War. This is a book uniquely written to bring the readers mentally closer to some information and experiences that may seem unrealistic but true, inconceivable or trivia but factual. The book reveals the tireless and unwavering efforts made by two friends bound together in one faith and purpose with a desire to change the mindset of youths who were actively involved in a civil war. It discusses how these two friends nonviolently challenged the culture, tradition, and societal elites of a small town by engaging the youth and elders through the “Trinity Plan” and helped transform a struggling church threatened by dogmas and traditional practices.

Carlousia

Carlousia [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781462055302
Author: E. G. Carter
Publisher: iUniverse
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Eddie Caskitt is filled with relief. The worries of moving into a new neighborhood, making friends, and starting a new school have been weighing him down. But after spending just a few minutes with the kids of Drayton Woods, Eddie realizes that the adventurous summer he was hoping for might just happen after all. Eddie hopes all the fun he anticipates will ease the pain of knowing his grandfather is dying. With his last bit of strength before he passes away, Eddies grandfather whispers that he has left something for Eddie in his barnand that the tall tales he has been telling Eddie for years are true. With the help of a magic bracelet he finds inside a secret hole in the barn, Eddie and his two new friends, Dan and Scotty, enter a portal where they are suddenly thrust into roles guarding the world of Carlousia. Now the boys must conquer fear, outwit predators, unfold betrayal, and overthrow evilall while pretending everything is normal at home. In this extraordinary adventure, three boys take a wild, coming-of-age journey that intertwines risk, honor, loyalty, and the kind of danger that unfortunately may lead to unimaginable loss.

Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101911093
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
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Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor by Gabriel García Márquez Book Resume:

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In 1955, Garcia Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This book, which originally appeared as a series of newspaper articles, is Garcia Marquez's account of that sailor's ordeal. Translated by Randolf Hogan.

Thundering Silence

Thundering Silence [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781935209010
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
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Thundering Silence by Thich Nhat Hanh Book Resume:

In Thundering Silence Thich Nhat Hanh presents the early teachings of the Buddha on not becoming so attached to his teachings that we don’t see reality clearly anymore and become stuck in notions and ideologies, however noble they may be. These teachings can liberate us from the prisons of our mental constructions and allow us to enjoy life fully and be a resource for others. Near the end of his life, the Buddha declared, "during forty-five years, I have not said to encourage his disciplines not caught by words or ideas. Thich Nhat Hanh calls this "the roar of a great lion, the thundering silence of a Buddha". The attitude of openness, non-attachment from views, and playfulness offered by the Buddha in this sutra is an important door for us to enter the realm of Mahayana Buddhist thought and practice. In Thich Nhat Hanh's commentaries he makes use of such classic Buddhist allegories, as The Raft is not the Shore, and The Finger Pointing at the Moon and demonstrate the practical applications of these teachings in everyday life. This revised edition contains new material based on Thich Nhat Hanh’s more recent teachings. The new material makes commentaries on the Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Catch a Snake more accessible and broader in scope.

Fatal Forecast

Fatal Forecast [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1416546448
Author: Michael J. Tougias
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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A true story of catastrophe and survival at sea, Fatal Forecast is a spellbinding moment-by-moment account of seventy-two hours in the lives of eight young fishermen, some of whom would never set foot on dry land again. On the morning of November 21, 1980, two small Massachusetts lobster boats set out for Georges Bank, a bountiful but perilous fishing ground 130 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. The National Weather Service had forecast typical fall weather, and the young, rugged crewmen aboard the Sea Fever and the Fair Wind had made dozens of similar trips that season. They had no reason to expect that this trip would be any different. But the only weather buoy on Georges Bank was malfunctioning, and the National Weather Service had failed to share this fact with the fishermen who depended on its forecasts. As the two small boats headed out to sea, a colossal storm was brewing to the southeast, a furious maelstrom the National Weather Service did not accurately locate until the boats were already caught in the storm's grip, trapped in the treacherous waters of Georges Bank. Battered by sixty-foot waves and hurricane-force winds, the crews of the Fair Wind and the Sea Fever (captained by Peter Brown, whose father owned the Andrea Gail of Perfect Storm fame) struggled heroically to keep their vessels afloat. But the storm soon severely crippled one boat and overturned the other, trapping its crew inside. Meticulously researched and vividly told, Fatal Forecast is first and foremost a tale of miraculous survival. Most amazing is the story of Ernie Hazzard, who managed to crawl inside a tiny inflatable life raft and then spent more than fifty terrifying hours adrift on the stormy open sea. By turns tragic, thrilling, and inspiring, Ernie's story deserves a place among the greatest survival tales ever told. Equally riveting are the stories of the brave men and women from the Coast Guard and the crew of a nearby fishing boat who imperiled their own lives that day in order to save the lives of others. As gripping and harrowing as The Perfect Storm - but with a miracle ending - Fatal Forecast is an unforgettable true story about the collision of two spectacular forces: the brutality of nature and the human will to survive.

The Rainbow Chasers

The Rainbow Chasers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 192697140X
Author: Ervin Austin MacDonald
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
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This first-hand account of a Canadian pioneer—the next title in TouchWood’s Classics West series—tells the story of a hard-won wilderness home and of the self-sufficient father and brothers who built it. Their tale of wanderlust begins in 1839 in Bytown, Ontario (later called Ottawa), with father Archie MacDonald, who reached his peak as an Ottawa Valley “bull of the woods” by age 29, prospected for silver and gold from Leadville, Colorado, to Sonora, Mexico, drove Montana cattle to the remote CPR camps in B.C. and carved out a ranch near Fort Colville, Washington. Ervin was motherless by age four, and he and his brothers and sisters were sent to an orphanage. He was reunited with his father when he was 13, and the MacDonalds homesteaded southeast of booming Edmonton. But the prairie disagreed with the mountain man in Archie, who dreamed of the Cariboo.Thus he and his teenage sons embarked on a pack journey across the Rockies via the Yellowhead Pass—without map or compass, and using makeshift rafts to cross rivers—in search of the special site that would become their home: Lac des Roches in the Bridge Lake area of the Cariboo.

The Long Short

The Long Short [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1370672101
Author: Michael Lachance
Publisher: Skipper Pete Books
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The plane from Paris slammed into the Atlantic and broke apart. Bill and Martin joined Claire in the tail section where the last raft was anchored to the door with a tether. Claire lugged her Gucci bags into the raft and Martin had his rollaboard clutched tightly in his arms. Bill fought to get the tether untied from the door, but the base of the door was under water. He had to go into the dark depths while thunder and lightning roared overhead. He pulled at the tether and got it untied. The raft shot up and slammed Bill’s head into the metal frame of the door; he felt the gash and shook his head. Adrift, Bill and Claire fought over why Martin was no longer with them. Bill told Claire that it was just the two of them now. Claire asked if that was a threat and Bill happily replied, yes. They found an island and ditched the raft on the beachhead. Claire’s mind was on two things, rescue and to do anything to get away from Bill. Bill’s head injury set his mind adrift in a sea of mystery about pirates and treasure. He looked at Claire and felt anger surge up his throat like lava rising to the top of a volcano where it would spew destruction. Bill and Claire had two different goals; one of them will get to their way at the expense of the other.

The River

The River [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0440229677
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
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The River by Gary Paulsen Book Resume:

The government sends Brian back to the Canadian wilderness in this beloved follow-up to the award-winning classic Hatchet from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen! Two years after Brian Robeson survived fifty-four days alone in the Canadian wilderness, the government wants him to head back so they can learn what he did to stay alive. This time Derek Holtzer, a government psychologist, will accompany him. But a freak storm leaves Derek unconscious. Brian's only hope is to transport Derek a hundred miles down the river to a trading post. He's survived with only a hatchet before--now can Brian build a raft and navigate an unknown river? For the first time it's not only Brian's survival that's at stake. . . An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice A Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year “Vividly written, a book that will, as intended, please the readers who hoped that Paulsen, like Brian, would ‘do it again.’” —Kirkus Reviews Read all the Hatchet Adventures! Brian's Winter The River Brian's Return Brian's Hunt

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8189401300
Author: Dr. P.N. Modi
Publisher: Rajsons Publications Pvt. Ltd.
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Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering by Dr. P.N. Modi Book Resume:

★ABOUT THE BOOK: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (Geo technical Engineering) is a fast developing branch of Civil Engineering and its study is essential for the successful execution and maintenance of several civil engineering works. The subject of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering forms a part of the curriculum for the students of Civil Engineering. A good text book for the subject is therefore necessary to facilitate proper comprehension of the subject by the students. There are several books available on the subject Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, but the author feels that each of the available books is lacking in one respect or the other. As such none of the available books on the subject is complete in all respects. The author has therefore made an earnest attempt to bring out a book on the subject which may be reckoned as a complete text book in all respects. The text of the book has been divided in two Parts. The Part I deals with the Fundamental Principles of Soil Mechanics. The Part II deals with the Earth Retaining Structures and Foundation Engineering. The subject matter has been presented in a simple unambiguous language which is easy to comprehend. The book covers the syllabus of this subject prescribed by the most of the Indian Universities for the undergraduate courses. ★OUTSTANDING FEATURES : The text has been divided into 2 parts:- (i) Fundamental principles of soil mechanics (ii) Earth retaining Structures & Foundation Engg. The text has been supported by-: (i) Illustrative Examples. (ii) Multiple Choice Ques. (Provided in Appendix) (iii) Competitive Examination Ques. Fo -Eng. Services, Indian Civil Service & those preparing for AMIE examinations ★RECOMMENDATIONS: Degree, Diploma and A.I.M.E. (India) Students and Practicing Civil Engineers ★ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. P.N. Modi B.E., M.E., Ph.D Former Professor of Civil Engineering, M.R. Engineering College, (Now M.N.I.T), Jaipur. Formerly Principal, Kautilya Institute of Technology and Engineering, Jaipur ★BOOK DETAILS: ISBN: 978-81-89401-30-6 Pages: 10041+ 18 Edition: 5th,Year-2019 Size: L-24 B- 18.3 H- 4.1 ★PUBLISHED BY: STANDARD BOOK HOUSE Since 1960 Unit of Rajsons Publications Pvt Ltd Regd Office: 4262/3A Ground Floor Ansari Road Daryaganj New Delhi-110002 +91 011 43551185/43551085/43751128/23250212 Retail Office : 1705-A Nai Sarak Delhi-110006 011 23265506 Website: www.standardbookhouse.com A venture of Rajsons Group of Companies

U.S. Army Survival Handbook, Revised

U.S. Army Survival Handbook, Revised [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1493023772
Author: Department of the Army,Matt Larsen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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U.S. Army Survival Handbook, Revised by Department of the Army,Matt Larsen Book Resume:

Whether in a temperate, tropical, arctic, or subarctic region, you might find yourself alone in a remote area with little or no personal gear. This thoroughly revised new edition of the classic U.S. Army Survival Handbook provides the information you need to survive. Widely recognized as the finest single source on the subject, it is standard issue for U.S. Special Operations Forces and pilots, and has been used by foreign militaries the world over. An essential resource for all outdoorspeople—including campers, hunters, hikers, and anglers—the U.S. Army Survival Handbook is a comprehensive volume replete with hundreds of full-color, easy-to-follow, user-friendly illustrations.

Raft People 2: Floaters

Raft People 2: Floaters [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1618682814
Author: M.L. Katz
Publisher: Permuted Press
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Raft People 2: Floaters by M.L. Katz Book Resume:

The U.S. Navy conscripted Andrew Green before he ever got to join his family as they set out to become Raft People in order to survive the Big Flood. After the Big Flood, his old city of Houston lies under the new Sea of Mexico, but at least Andrew knows that his siblings, Liz and Mark, have been safely settled in Colorado. But Ensign Andrew Green is still far from Texas or Colorado as he patrols the Sea of Mexico over what used to be most of Florida. During this time, he works long hours to do his duty and retreats inside his head to relieve his loneliness and imagine a world that should have been. Then his group gets called to deliver supplies to the floating city of New Miami. Andrew meets a lovely young “floater” woman named Clara, but she's got secrets that can threaten Andrew's career and even his life. Andrew, recruited and promoted too young, feels like a kid in a sailor suit as the crew tries to beat the storm and rescue anybody they can. Still, he can't help thinking of Clara. But is this a good time to fall in love with a woman who may have almost ruined his career and even risked his life?

The Steamboat Era

The Steamboat Era [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0786456973
Author: S.L. Kotar,J.E. Gessler
Publisher: McFarland
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The Steamboat Era by S.L. Kotar,J.E. Gessler Book Resume:

The steamboat evokes images of leisurely travel, genteel gambling, and lively commerce, but behind the romanticized view is an engineering marvel that led the way for the steam locomotive. From the steamboat's development by Robert Fulton to the dawn of the Civil War, the new mode of transportation opened up America's frontiers and created new trade routes and economic centers. Firsthand accounts of steamboat accidents, races, business records and river improvements are collected here to reveal the culture and economy of the early to mid-1800s, as well as the daily routines of crew and passengers. A glossary of steamboat terms and a collection of contemporary accounts of accidents round out this history of the riverboat era.

Running the Amazon

Running the Amazon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307809900
Author: Joe Kane
Publisher: Vintage
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Running the Amazon by Joe Kane Book Resume:

The voyage began in the lunar terrain of the Peruvian Andes, where coca leaf is the only remedy against altitude sickness. It continued down rapids so fierce they could swallow a raft in a split second. It ended six months and 4,200 miles later, where the Amazon runs gently into the Atlantic. Joe Kane's personal account of the first expedition to travel the entirety of the world's longest river is a riveting adventure in the tradition of Joseph Conrad, filled with death-defying encounters: with narco-traffickers and Sendero Luminoso guerrillas and nature at its most unforgiving. Not least of all, Running the Amazon shows a polyglot group of urbanized travelers confronting their wilder selves -- their fear and egotism, selflessness and courage.

Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Two Volume Set

Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Two Volume Set [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000006662
Author: C.W.W. Ng,Y.H. Wang,L.M. Zhang
Publisher: CRC Press
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Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Two Volume Set by C.W.W. Ng,Y.H. Wang,L.M. Zhang Book Resume:

An excellent source of reference on the current practice of physical modelling in geotechnics and environmental engineering. Volume One concentrates on physical modelling facilities and experimental techniques, soil characterisation, slopes, dams, liquefaction, ground improvement and reinforcement, offshore foundations and anchors, and pipelines. V

The Official U.S. Army Survival Manual Updated

The Official U.S. Army Survival Manual Updated [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1510768939
Author: Department of the Army,Peter T. Underwood
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Official U.S. Army Survival Manual Updated by Department of the Army,Peter T. Underwood Book Resume:

This comprehensive new edition of U.S. Army Survival Manual, issued by the Department of the Army and thoroughly revised by Colonel Peter T. Underwood USMC (Ret), is ideal for military personnel and all outdoors enthusiasts. From the psychology of survival and basic medicine to personal camouflage and signaling techniques, this essential resource provides all the information you need to survive. Included here is a guide to identifying: • Poisonous snakes and lizards • Edible plants • Cloud formations as foretellers of weather • And more! With detailed photographs and illustrations and an extensive set of appendices, U.S. Army Survival Manual is your ultimate guide to survival in all conditions and environs.

The Saga of White Bull the Fullest Extent of His Love

The Saga of White Bull the Fullest Extent of His Love [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1462814921
Author: Gordon Roe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The Saga of White Bull the Fullest Extent of His Love by Gordon Roe Book Resume:

A Chief of a village named Black Elk goes in search of a child out in the wilderness when the childs well being would not let him rest during a cold and harsh winter. He rescues the little brave from his abusive parents who had nearly killed him then he and his wife adopted him and raised him as their own son. The little long haired brave grew up with an enormous amount of love for his new parents that treated him so kindly and for the entire tribe he now called his family.

Deep Foundations on Bored and Auger Piles - BAP V

Deep Foundations on Bored and Auger Piles - BAP V [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0203882873
Author: William F. Van Impe,Peter van Impe
Publisher: CRC Press
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Deep Foundations on Bored and Auger Piles - BAP V by William F. Van Impe,Peter van Impe Book Resume:

Although progressing very well over the last years, the design criteria for bored and auger piles are still not fully under control and in acceptable synergism with the real pile foundation behaviour. Although there has been a lot of research in the past years worldwide on deep foundation engineering, the strong and competitive market ha