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Valley Of The Far Side

Author : Gary Larson
ISBN : 0751505919
Genre : American wit and humor, Pictorial
File Size : 33. 68 MB
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The fifth in the series of best-selling collections of the syndicated cartoon that's sold more than two million books!

The Far Side Of Eden

Author : James Conaway
ISBN : 9780547691688
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 33. 5 MB
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In the tradition of his New York Times bestseller, Napa, James Conaway picks up the story he began a decade ago. The Far Side of Eden offers "a fascinating look at the political side of the wine revolution that put California's Napa Valley on the world map" (Miami Herald). Now, Conaway reveals, Napa is awash in dollars generated by the boom economy and the social ambitions it inspired. The valley is beset by new arrivals determined to have vineyards of their own and by cult-wine producers in thrall to fabulously expensive "rocket juice" (cabernet sauvignon) that few locals can afford - while established families wish to hold on to the old ways, and camp followers get caught up in the glamour of it all. Conaway, long known for his controversial, compulsively readable social reporting, here "indicts the wave of new-money millionaires from Silicon Valley, who have brought with them gaudy displays of wealth -- building so-called 'McMansions' and planting 'vanity vineyards'" (Los Angeles Times). "A cautionary tale . . . [with] a seductive pull" (San Francisco Chronicle), The Far Side of Eden takes us to the frontlines of America's ongoing conflicts over money, land, and power to tell a story that has ramifications for us all.

The Other Side Of The Gate

Author : Craig Michael Curtis
ISBN : 9781329566019
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The Explorer S Guide To Death Valley National Park Second Edition

Author : T. Scott Bryan
ISBN : 1607320355
Genre : Nature
File Size : 78. 45 MB
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Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third park in the U.S. park system, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park was the first complete guidebook available for this spectacular area.Now in its second edition, this is still the only book that includes all aspects of the park. Much more than just a guidebook, it covers the park’s cultural history, botany and zoology, hiking and biking opportunities, and more. Information is provided for all of Death Valley’s visitors, from first-time travelers just learning about the area to those who are returning for in-depth explorations.Rewritten, reorganized, and revised, the book includes updated point-to-point logs for every road within and around the park, as well as new maps more accurate than those in any other publication. With extensive input from National Park Service resource management, law enforcement, and interpretive personnel, as well as a thorough bibliography for suggested reading, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive guide available for this national treasure.

The Valley Of Blood And Gold

Author : Tony Palmer
ISBN : 9780857963628
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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'I'm a daughter of my homeland. We're Irish. It's all we need to know.' 'This isn't Ireland, Niamh.' Kilkenny Pat cut through her words. 'It's a new country. Even the English aren't English here.' It is 1854 and Ballarat is teeming with miners, dreamers and rebels. On the eve of the Eureka Stockade battle, Fintan Donovan is fighting private battles of his own. Torn between his Irish upbringing and his friendship with an English boy called Matthew Ward, Fintan must make a stand. Will he be dominated by the hatreds of the old world or will he find a new way to live in the new country? Vivid and powerful, The Valley of Blood and Gold evokes a moment in history that is entrenched in Australian national heritage.

Sheleasoun

Author : Brandy Wayne
ISBN : 9780983579502
Genre : Fiction
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A light adventure fantasy novel from Brandy Wayne Darra dreams of breaking out of her stifling life, but when her family home is attacked, her parents taken and she discovers she has inherited a “gift” which could get her killed, she embarks on a mission that will change her life forever – and her place in the world around her. Accompanied by woodsmen as odd as she is, she discovers that friends can be your enemies, power can be circumvented, and the monsters in the stories her father told her as a child are far preferable to the villains that roam the lands on two legs. And there are miracles.

Realm Of Mindweavers

Author : Marianne Ratcliffe
ISBN : 9781783061150
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Teenage Zastra is a big disappointment to her father, Leodra, ruler of Golmeira, because she hasn't got what it takes to become a mindweaver. Golmeira relies on its mindweavers, men and women who can manipulate the thoughts of others, to subdue its enemies. Zastra is still determined to prove herself worthy of her father’s respect, but it isn't easy when Leodra invites her uncle Thorlberd and his son Rastran to stay at Golmer Castle. Rastran is an unpleasant bully and Zastra feels fully justified in using her well-developed fighting skills to defend herself and her friends, only to incur her father's anger once more. In the middle of the night, Zastra is roused to discover that her father has been betrayed. Golmer Castle is swarming with soldiers, and the skies above it filled with monstrous flying beasts. As the battle turns against him, Leodra finally turns to Zastra and charges her with the care of her infant siblings. She escapes with the twins through the castle's ancient underground tunnels, only to be faced with a terrible choice. Hunted across the turbulent landscape of Golmeira, Zastra must rely on her wits and the help of strangers as she tries to outrun the powerful forces set upon her trail.

Excursions To The Far Side Of The Mind

Author : Howard Rheingold
ISBN : 9781938808012
Genre : Computers
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Renowned for exploring the social implications of modern technology, Howard Rheingold has been dubbed by MIT "the first citizen of the Internet." In this collection of funny, prescient, thought-provoking essays, originally published during the 1970s and 1980s, he offers a glimpse into the changes wrought during that explosive period. From the effects of the graphic user interface (GUI) not only on how we work but how we think, to "technarchist" movements that presaged both the hacker mentality and the anarchist idealism of Burning Man today, to a ground-floor view of the very earliest of what Rheingold was the first to dub virtual communities, his Excursions run the gamut from the silly to the profound. These essays remain fascinating, amusing, and relevant. "Most of my work in recent decades," Rheingold says, "has focused on the consequences of digital media and networked publics. Before the digital wave came along, I wrote about a more diverse range of subjects: What causes anger? What’s it like to be in a car crash? What’s insect sex like? Do invisible airborne chemicals affect behavior? Can we control our dreams? How will people get high in the future? Will money evolve into new forms? In the second decade of the twenty-first century, these short pieces re-present my explorations during my think about anything years to a wider public who may be familiar with my work on digital culture."

The Naming

Author : B.J. Robertson
ISBN : 9781483613222
Genre : Fiction
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Marcus had been busy getting his gear together. Fortunately he had come off the ship with his tool belt. Everything in it was like pure gold. Along with two screw drivers, a pair of pliers an awl, some wire and some twine, he also had a good large pocket knife and a hunting knife. He would leave his belt and tools in Rondace with Hank but both knives would go with him. He had also spent time making fine strips of leather to braid for a really strong rope. Areels Aunt wove a good warm travel cloak for him. It would double as a blanket. He was given two horses and a donkey to travel with. He made nice leather leads for the horses, also made a heavy riding pad for his horse. It was a heavy pad for the horses back with a large pocket on each side that hung down in back of his legs. Though it was not strapped to the horse, the weight of the rider held it in place. He made a pack rack for the donkey out of braches and more braided leather straps to hold it in places.

Waves Of Hope

Author : Allan T. McGuirl
ISBN : 9781460242148
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is the compelling story of how God took a country boy, gave him a worldwide vision and then used him to impact the world through radio. From steamy jungles to clattering cities, from wind swept deserts to frozen tundra GALCOM solar-powered, fix-tuned radios and the accompanying radio stations are being used to transform lives in amazing ways. Filled with remarkable events, this book will keep you riveted page after page.

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