Rowing After the White Whale

A Crossing of the Indian Ocean by Hand


Author: James Adair

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857905996

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 476

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut' - Ernest Hemingway Over a boozy Sunday lunch, flatmates James Adair and Ben Stenning made a promise to row across the ocean. At first they considered the Pacific, then the Atlantic, but once James Cracknell and Ben Fogle completed the high-profile Atlantic Rowing Race, their thoughts turned to the Indian Ocean, longer and tougher than the Atlantic and having seen fewer people row across its waters than have walked on the Moon. After years of planning and fund raising, they were ready to launch in Spring 2011. Neither James nor Ben had any rowing or sailing experience. To add to this, James had contracted Guillain-Barre syndrome at the age of 14, which had locked his body into total paralysis for three months (while his mind had remained completely active) and which had left him with paralysed feet. This was a challenge that neither man should have ever considered.

After the Rain

A Novel


Author: Renée Carlino

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147676400X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8881

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a deeply emotional contemporary romance about the second chances waiting beyond the shattered dreams of youth. When eighteen-year-old Avelina Belo meets a charismatic cowboy the summer before her senior year of high school, she doesn’t know that accepting his invitation to dinner will lead to a whirlwind marriage three months later and an exciting new life on a Montana ranch. She also doesn’t know that, in a few short years, fate will send everything crashing down around her. A thousand miles away and fresh out of medical school, Nate Meyers is poised to become UCLA’s next superstar heart surgeon. His laser focus is the key to his success, but it’s also his greatest liability. When a routine surgery ends in disaster, derailing his career, he’s confronted with the hard truth: there’s no one waiting for him at home, no one to help him pick up the pieces. Regrouping on his uncle’s Montana ranch, Nate meets Avelina, a beautiful but mysterious young woman who keeps to herself and barely speaks a word. As he discovers the details of her devastating past, Avelina teaches him more about matters of the heart than he ever knew before. But can they trust each other enough to put everything on the line?

When the Eagle Hunts

A Novel of the Roman Army


Author: Simon Scarrow

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 142998032X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6234

Well-paced and intricately plotted, When the Eagle Hunts is a brazen tale of military adventure, political intrigue, and a suicide mission. Is the unflinching courage of the Roman army a match for the ruthless barbarity of the British tribes? In the bitter winter of a.d. 44, the Roman troops in Britain are impatiently awaiting the arrival of spring so that the campaign to conquer the island can be renewed. But the native Britons are growing more cunning in their resistance, constantly snapping at the heels of the mighty Roman forces. When the most brutal of the native tribesmen, the Druids of the Dark Moon, capture the shipwrecked wife and children of General Plautius, quick action is called for. Two volunteers from the crack Second Legion must venture deep into hostile territory in a desperate attempt to rescue the prisoners.

Three Birth's in the Cabin


Author: Hattie B. Benson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493101935

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 95

View: 2328

This book written to bring completion of my desire in giving an account, of my family life during the early years is manly after my birth into my teens. This is the third book and it written to closing the circle of my family history limited to my mother and father as I remember. As well as I can through the blessing of God I hope to bring to you the readers the images, sounds and happiness I hold dearly in my head and heart. The intent is to expand and complete the information I started early in my writing afford to follow through on a suggestion. I was challenged to expand on an article I had publish in the Pittsburgh Press two book later I’m well into my third. Beginning with (1) “Humble and Mindful until Death” (2) Flinging THE dust aside and now “Three Births in the Cabin” is the final of the trilogy.

The Embracer


Author: Gary Wolf

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440174245

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 3688

This is the revised second edition of Gary Wolf's first novel, originally published in 2003. Imagine a society without gender roles, and even without gender itself. This is the emerging reality in the world of the early 2040s. Harris, a talented but despondent software engineer, spends his free time chasing the latest rage in consciousness-expansion. His mundane life takes an unexpected turn when he lands a high position at the BrainHost company, located at the pinnacle of world culture, the CityTech urban agglomeration. Harris discovers that in CityTech, romance is being replaced by the coital matrix, where every stage of the process is preplanned and engineered. Meanwhile, BrainHost and others are experimenting with the implantation of male and female sexual organs inside the body of a single person, while eliminating all external traces of gender. This self-contained human, the Embracer, is seen by its creators as the panacea of humanity. Alternately repelled and enticed by the new order, Harris is drawn into the maelstrom. He eventually becomes a leading advocate. But then he must confront a beautiful young woman who aims to sabotage the mighty CityTech

When the Wolf Howls


Author: Theo Pothier

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595453864

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 4328

When high school teacher Chase McCarthy begins serving as a mentor to her beautiful colleague, she has no idea that the younger woman will steal her husband and have his child-the child that she cannot have. But life gets worse when Chase moves to southern Colorado and discovers that she has breast cancer. After a year of chemotherapy and an intense battle for her life, Chase meets a female white dog with yellow eyes at an animal shelter. Chase hopes to help the dog, which she names Snow, but instead finds out that she's the one in need of rescuing. Chase soon finds out that Snow is probably part wolf, but that does not deter her from loving the animal. As Chase and Snow become better acquainted and learn each other's ways, the wolf-dog also gets to know Nathaniel Black, a teacher at a community college. Snow becomes enamored with the handsome teacher, and soon, so does her owner. When the Wolf Howls is the inspiring story of a woman scorned and the dog who teaches her the true meaning of love.

The Archaeology of the Donner Party


Author: Donald L. Hardesty,Michael J. Brodhead,Donald K. Grayson

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874176612

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 6503

The tragic saga of the Donner Party has inspired both legend and scholarship ever since the survivors were rescued from the High Sierra snows in the spring of 1847. This work offers insight into the ordeal of these ill-fated emigrants and demonstrates the vital role that archaeology can play in expanding our understanding of historical events.

When the Doves Disappeared

A novel


Author: Sofi Oksanen

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 038535018X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3016

From the acclaimed author of Purge (“a stirring and humane work of art” —The New Republic) comes a riveting, chillingly relevant new novel of occupation, resistance, and collaboration in Eastern Europe. 1941: In Communist-ruled, war-ravaged Estonia, two men are fleeing from the Red Army—Roland, a fiercely principled freedom fighter, and his slippery cousin Edgar. When the Germans arrive, Roland goes into hiding; Edgar abandons his unhappy wife, Juudit, and takes on a new identity as a loyal supporter of the Nazi regime . . . 1963: Estonia is again under Communist control, independence even further out of reach behind the Iron Curtain. Edgar is now a Soviet apparatchik, desperate to hide the secrets of his past life and stay close to those in power. But his fate remains entangled with Roland’s, and with Juudit, who may hold the key to uncovering the truth . . . Great acts of deception and heroism collide in this masterful story of surveillance, passion, and betrayal, as Sofi Oksanen brings to life the frailty—and the resilience—of humanity under the shadow of tyranny. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Build Your Own Cabin

A Practical Guide for Turning Your Cabin Dreams Into Reality


Author: David J. DiPipi

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741416344

Category: House & Home

Page: 136

View: 1539

Swedes of the Delaware Valley


Author: Margaret Murray Thorell,Margaret Murray Thorell, Ph.d.

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738573939

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 7476

The first Swedish settlers in America embarked from Gothenburg, Sweden, and sailed into Delaware Bay, arriving at what is now Wilmington. The fearless Swedish and Finnish settlers left their mark in the Delaware Valley and on many sites in the area, particularly its churches and famous log cabins. The photographs in Images of America: Swedes of the Delaware Valley depict the depth of Swedish American influence on the area, from early log cabins to John Morton, signer of the Declaration of Independence, to IKEA and the American Swedish Historical Museum. The museum, located in the heart of the Delaware Valley, is dedicated to preserving and promoting Swedish American culture, heritage, and traditions.

Title 14 Aeronautics and Space Parts 110 to 199 (Revised as of January 1, 2014)



Author: Office of The Federal Register, Enhanced by IntraWEB, LLC

Publisher: IntraWEB, LLC and Claitor's Law Publishing

ISBN: 0160922437

Category: Law

Page: 945

View: 8650

The Code of Federal Regulations Title 14 contains the codified Federal laws and regulations that are in effect as of the date of the publication pertaining to aeronautics, air transportation / aviation (including large and small aircraft, such as commercial airplanes, helicopters, balloons and gliders), and space exploration, including areas overseen by the FAA and NASA.

The Cabin Faced West


Author: Jean Fritz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101077948

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 1756

Ann Hamilton's family has moved to the western frontier of Pennsylvania, and she misses her old home in Gettysburg. There are no girls her age on Hamilton Hill, and life is hard. But when the Hamiltons survive a terrible storm and receive a surprise visit from George Washington, Ann realizes that pioneer life is exciting and special.

The Cabin


Author: Herman L. Curtis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469180219

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

View: 3646

The life of a war hero that moves back home with his new bride and is accused of terrible crimes against woman and of dealing drugs in his community. He is arrested and tried for the crimes and sent to prison but later escapes and is on the run where he meets a young woman and her son alone, lost in a snow storm he befriends them and a whole community until he is captured and sent back to prison.

Glimpses of the Past


Author: Virley Martin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465349502

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 486

View: 6692

This manuscript is one of kind, nothing has ever been written like it before, the story begins in 1941 with the first memory I can date and what I remember and explains why I grew up so completely different from the majority of other children that I went to school with. I begin in Petaluma California as a small boy and continue through the years telling of the hardships, struggles and sorrows my family and relatives faced as they worked and camped in the different orchards on Highway 99 or the 101 and barely making enough money to feed them and buy gas to the next job. Then during the winter each year Dad worked on chicken ranches or such until the spring when we would start all over again. That happened until the summer of 1949 when my family settled in Yountville California and where the story ends when I joined the Navy at age seventeen on the 18th of January 1955.

Breaking the Ice in Antarctica

The First Indian Wintering in Antarctica


Author: Satya S. Sharma

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122412901

Category: Antarctica

Page: 323

View: 9229

This Is An Updated And Enlarged Edition Of The Earlier Book Citadel Of Ice By The Same Author.The Book Vividly Describes Indias Epoch-Making, Daring Scientific Adventure In The Icy Continent Of Antarctica; It Narrates The Story Of A Group Of 12 Scientists And Soldiers, Who Helped To Establish The First Ever Over-Wintering Indian Base, Dakshin Gangotri On A Floating Ice Shelf In Antarctica.Beginning With A Description Of The Voyage To Antarctica Through The Roaring Forties, Icebergs, Pack Ice And Fast Sea Ice, The Book Recounts The Painstaking Process Of Selecting A Construction Site For Dakshin Gangotri On A 400M Thick Continental Ice Shelf And The Construction Of The Station Right From Its Foundation To The Commissioning Of The Life-Support Systems.The Book Then Describes The Hair-Raising Incidents Of The Long Antarctic Blizzards Where The Wind Many A Time Touched Over 250Km/H With Snow Flying All Around, Which Threatened The Very Existence Of The Base. It Highlights The Ardous Struggles Of Psychological And Biological Adjustment With The Mid-Night Sun And Polar Night With The Temperature Going Down To As Low As -60°C.The Book Also Highlights The Beauty Of The Aurora Australis, Polar Shadows, Mirage Effects And Other Optical Illusions. Presents An Intriguing Account Of The Expeditions Through The Polar Ice Cap With Deep Crevasses, Flowing Rivers And Treacherous Lakes, Glaciers Andnunataks.The Teams Gallant Efforts Put India On The World Map Amongst The Scientifically-Advanced Nations. The Nation Rewarded Theteams Achievement By Awarding One Kirti Chakra, Two Shaurya Chakras, Five Sena Medals And One Vishishtha Sewa Medal, Which Is The Highest Number Of National Awards Won By Any National Mission.This Book Now Includes A Vivid Account Of The Later Expeditions To Antarctica Alongwith Their Contribution To Indian Scientific Research.The Book, Written By The Leader Of The Team With A Foreword By Padma Vibhushan Dr. S.Z. Qasim, Former Member, Planning Commission And Secretary, Department Of Ocean Development, Is Illustrated With Over 45 Coloured Photographs And Maps.

Going to (And With) the Dogs

A Half Century of Travel Across North America


Author: David Laursen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595620167

Category: Travel

Page: 318

View: 9602

The rollicking and often poignant adventures of a family, hell-bent on discovering what lies just over the horizon and willing to walk, ride, paddle, and crawl to get there. From the Outer Banks to the wild Pacific Rim, from the Canadian Rockies to the Gulf of Mexico-few areas of the continent have been spared the footprints, tent stakes, and occasional trespasses of these intrepid travelers. Blizzards, bears, angry moose, and tippy canoes were their lifetime companions, and they stared them all down with the appropriate degree of terror and ineptitude. These adventures take the reader on a journey across country as well as a journey through time. As the miles and years slip by, the travelers were reduced to three-the author and his wife and their loyal dog, Sophie. Now it was time to travel more slowly, to paddle quietly through canoe country and ponder the meaning of life, death and the unknown, destinations still beckoning beyond the horizon.

Air Quality in Airplane Cabins and Similar Enclosed Spaces


Author: Martin B. Hocking,Diana Hocking

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540250197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

View: 7328

The issue of aircraft air quality is attracting considerable attention of late, as access to public air travel has expanded exponentially. Aircrew and passengers are increasingly concerned about operating and service decisions that could affect their health, comfort, and safety. The editor of this volume invited a wide range of experts to provide an in-depth treatment of virtually all aspects of aircraft cabin air quality. The topics are covered at a level comprehensible to all who fly as well as being of sufficient depth to be informative to decision makers concerned with purchase, design, operation, and servicing of passenger aircraft. Topics are grouped under: Control of Aircraft Cabin Air Quality; Possible Effects of Low Humidity, Decreased Outside Air Flows; and Effects of Some Aircraft Malfunctions on Cabin Air Quality. The volume concludes with Air Quality Systems for Related Enclosed Spaces, in which chapters cover air quality in buildings, ships, submarines, and spacecraft, which provide novel approaches potentially applicable to aircraft.