NW

A Novel

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Author: Zadie Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101595922

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2012 Set in northwest London, Zadie Smith’s brilliant tragicomic novel follows four locals—Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan—as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. In private houses and public parks, at work and at play, these Londoners inhabit a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end. Depicting the modern urban zone—familiar to city-dwellers everywhere—NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial and vital, like the city itself. Zadie Smith’s newest novel, Swing Time, will be published by Penguin Press in November 2016. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Nineteenth Street NW

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Author: Rex Ghosh

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1608320642

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

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Freedom fighter Sophia Gemaye comes from a mineral-rich, third-world nation where the ruling elite plunders much of the country's wealth. To bring attention to the plight of her people, Sophia turns to economic terrorism, devising a plan to sabotage world currency markets.

Marrow Island

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Author: Alexis M. Smith

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544373421

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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“Eerie and intriguing . . . captivates in the first few pages and delivers a gripping, compelling story throughout.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Smith’s excellent command of language gives life to arresting characters and their creepy surroundings, keeping the suspense in this dark environmental thriller running high.”—Elle It has been twenty years since Lucie Bowen left the islands—when the May Day Quake shattered thousands of lives; when Lucie’s father disappeared in an explosion at the Marrow Island oil refinery, a tragedy that destroyed the island’s ecosystem; and when Lucie and her best friend, Katie, were just Puget Sound children hoping to survive. Now, Katie writes with strange and miraculous news. Marrow Island is no longer uninhabitable and no longer abandoned. She is part of a community that has managed to conjure life again from Marrow’s soil. Lucie returns. Her journalist instincts tell her there’s more to this mysterious “Colony” and their charismatic leader—a former nun with an all-consuming plan—than its members want her to know. As she uncovers their secrets, will Lucie endanger more than their mission? And what price will she pay for the truth? “Transporting.”—Vanity Fair “Beautifully wrought.”—O, The Oprah Magazine “Engrossing and atmospheric, a thorny meditation on environmental responsibility with a big haunted heart.”—Laura van den Berg,Miami Herald

Manual of Classical Literature

From the German of J. J. Eschenburg, Professor in the Carolinum, at Brunswick

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Author: N. W. Fiske

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781330180969

Category: History

Page: 781

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Excerpt from Manual of Classical Literature: From the German of J. J. Eschenburg, Professor in the Carolinum, at Brunswick It will be natural to ask, why this book is offered to the public, The translator knows not how to introduce the reasons, in a better way, than by first allowing the author himself to explain the design and character of the original work. For this purpose, the reader is requested to peruse the following extracts from the Prefaces of Eschenburg. From the Preface to the fifth Edition. - Twenty-seven years ago, I was induced to commence a revision and enlargement of that portion of Hederick's Introduction to the Historical Sciences, which treats of Classical Literature, Mythology and Roman Antiquities. In doing this I expected to aid an esteemed friend, who had been requested by the booksellers to prepare an improved edition of the whole work. But what determined me to the attempt was a conviction, that it was undertaking a work of very useful tendency, and a hope, that by it a want, long felt in elementary instruction, might be supplied. Other duties hindered the seasonable accomplishment of this purpose, and I was led to enlarge the original plan, so as to include the Grecian Antiquities, and what is embraced under the head of Archæology of Literature and Art. Thus it formed a complete Manual, furnishing the most essential aids in reading the classical authors, and with sufficient fulness for all elementary purposes. My work so designed has, therefore, now scarcely a trace in it of the treatise of Hederick. My aim, in this work, was to furnish both Learners and Teachers with a book, which might at the same time serve as a general introduction to the reading of classical authors, and likewise afford further and constant help in understanding and explaining them. It surely is unnecessary to prove, that a knowledge of Greek and Roman Mythology and Antiquities, and some acquaintance with the Archæology of Literature and Art, and also with the general History and Criticism of the Ancient Authors, are not only useful, but absolutely indispensable, in the pursuit of classical study. And it appears to me, that it must greatly facilitate the acquisition of this knowledge, to have the whole range of it brought into one collected system, as it is in this work, and all digested with one common end in view, and reduced as far as far as possible to one uniform method, with a careful selection of what is most essential, and omission of what is comparatively unimportant, and a constant reference to its appropriate use. The Teacher will find presented to him throughout the work occasions and hints for further illustrations and additions; while the Learner has in the book itself what is of indispensable importance, and in such a form, that he may easily re-peruse and review it. The Archæology of Literature and Art had never, previously to the attempt in this work, been exhibited in a form adapted for general instruction. Yet some such acquaintance with the subject as this work may furnish, is of the highest importance to the scholar. It may be expected, that the glance, which he will here obtain of the rich monuments of antiquity, will lead him to seek the pleasure of a more complete and full knowledge, especially of Grecian art. And certainly the classical teacher needs to be in some degree familiar with the objects presented in this field of study, in order to do justice to his pupils. - The View of the Classical Authors was necessarily confined within brief limits. I preferred to arrange them in Departments, instead of following purely chronological order, because I could thereby more conveniently introduce the brief remarks I wished to offer respecting the form, which each Department of writing assumed among the Greeks and Romans. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

The Honest Truth

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Author: Dan Gemeinhart

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1910002143

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 107

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Mark has been in and out of hospital his whole life - and he's fed up. So when his cancer returns, he decides he's had enough. Running away with his dog Beau, he sets out to climb a mountain - and it's only when he's left everything behind that Mark realises he has everything to live for.

Pacific Northwest

Land of Light and Water

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1570611602

Category: Photography

Page: 159

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Capture the essence of the Pacific Northwest with this exquisite gift book from internationally acclaimed nature photographer Art Wolfe. In 175 of his signature photographs, Wolfe focuses on his home region with masterful portraits of the mountains, forests, rivers, sea, islands, and desert of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Each chapter opens with an evocative essay by celebrated nature writer Brenda Peterson, making Pacific Northwest is the perfect keepsake for residents, visitors, and nature lovers everywhere.

The Weather of the Pacific Northwest

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Author: Clifford Mass

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295998369

Category: Science

Page: 336

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The Pacific Northwest experiences the most varied and fascinating weather in the United States, including world-record winter snows, the strongest non-tropical storms in the nation, and shifts from desert to rain forest in a matter of miles. Local weather features dominate the meteorological landscape, from the Puget Sound convergence zone and wind surges along the Washington Coast, to gap winds through the Columbia Gorge and the �Banana Belt� of southern Oregon. This book is the first comprehensive and authoritative guide to Northwest weather that is directed to the general reader; helpful to boaters, hikers, and skiers; and valuable to expert meteorologists. In The Weather of the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington atmospheric scientist and popular radio commentator Cliff Mass unravels the intricacies of Northwest weather, from the mundane to the mystifying. By examining our legendary floods, snowstorms, and windstorms, and a wide variety of local weather features, Mass answers such interesting questions as: o Why does the Northwest have localized rain shadows? o What is the origin of the hurricane force winds that often buffet the region? o Why does the Northwest have so few thunderstorms? o What is the origin of the Pineapple Express? o Why do ferryboats sometimes seem to float above the water's surface? o Why is it so hard to predict Northwest weather? Mass brings together eyewitness accounts, historical records, and meteorological science to explain Pacific Northwest weather. He also considers possible local effects of global warming. The final chapters guide readers in interpreting the Northwest sky and in securing weather information on their own.

Best Places Northwest, 17th Edition

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Author: Jo Ostgarden

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 157061735X

Category: Travel

Page: 576

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This is the book that started it all—that launched a best-selling regional guidebook series, put stars in the eyes of thousands of establishments, and defined what it means to create a real insider's guide. Best Places Northwest, now in its incredible 17th edition, is back, doling out stars for the best restaurants and lodgings throughout Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. From Cannon Beach to Spokane to Whistler, readers will find honest recommendations on where to stay, where to eat, and what to see all along the way. Conveniently organized by highways, Best Places Northwest also includes "Three-day Tours" and locater maps for every destination; entertaining essays on history and culture; travel tips and information on special attractions; and easy-to-use icons that point out the best romantic places, places of good value, family-friendly places, and unique places that the editors think are especially choice. Out with same-old, same-old: our new crop of reviewers take a critical look at the establishments this time around and some boring old places will be dropping stars and in some cases getting dropped altogether. New sidebars add spice and new points of view: Hipster Scenes; Doggie Options; Wine Touring; the Art Beat; Best Places to Park the Car in urban Vancouver, Seattle, Portland; Celebrity Maps; Annual Sale Events (Nordstrom, REI, Niketown etc.); Excellent Malls; Science-Tech Touring; Native Peoples; Best Places to Catch a View. Whether a traveler is looking for a rustic retreat or romantic luxury, Best Places Northwest has something for every budget—and every place is independently researched and reviewed by local travel experts.

The N. W. Provinces and Oudh Code

Consisting of the Bengal Regulations and the Local Acts of the Governor General in Council in Force in the North-Western Provinces and Oudh : the Acts of the Lieutenant-Governor of the North-Western Provinces and Oudh in Council : the Regulation Made Under 33 Vict., Cap. 3, for the Tarái : and Lists of the Enactments which Have Been Declared in Force In, Or Extended To, the Scheduled Districts of the North-Western Provinces by Notification Under the Scheduled Districts Act, 1874 : with a Chronological Table and an Index

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Author: United Provinces of Agra and Oudh (India)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 767

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My Practice of Homoeopathy

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Author: N. W. Jollyman

Publisher: B. Jain Publishers

ISBN: 9788170215806

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 812

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The object of this book is to give an easy practical method of arriving at the correct homeopathic remedy to suit a person in trouble, whether one is a practitioner, a student or merely an interested layman.

NW.js Essentials

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Author: Alessandro Benoit

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785287001

Category: Computers

Page: 192

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If you are an experienced Node.js developer who wants to create amazing desktop applications using NW.js, this is the book for you. Prior knowledge of HTML5, jQuery, and CSS is assumed.

Dig 3ft NW

The Legendary Journey of Burke & Wills

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Author: Sarah Murgatroyd

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921799307

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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An utterly compelling account of Burke and Wills' journey into the great unknown. It was the greatest expedition of its time. In 1860 Robert O'Hara Burke, accompanied by William Wills and a party of explorers, set out to cross Australia from south to north. A few months later a tree bore a strange carving: Dig Under 3ft NW. Burke, Wills and five other men were dead. How did a man notorious for getting lost on the way home from the pub come to lead an expedition into the desert's dead heart? What went wrong? Edited for a young adult audience, Dig 3ft NW is an abridged version of Sarah Murgatroyd's acclaimed and bestselling book, The Dig Tree. 'The characters of Burke and Wills, and their accompanying team are well-drawn, with all their fatal flaws and strengths...This is history at its best, well-written and researched and hard to put down...It moves at a cracking pace, certainly faster than the actual expedition!...This is Australian history writing at its best.' Magpies

Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest

Cool Season Crops for the Year-Round Gardener

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Author: Binda Colebrook

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925008

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

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Many gardeners can supply a significant amount of their own food during the plentiful summer harvest. But the key to substantial savings on your food bill is putting fresh, homegrown produce on your table every month of the year. And in the mild, forgiving climate of the maritime Pacific Northwest, it can be easier than you think. In Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest, Binda Colebrook provides a complete guide to cool season crops and how to raise them. Gardeners from southeastern Alaska to southern Oregon will benefit from her clear, practical advice on: *Selecting and preparing the ideal winter gardening site *Maximizing production and minimizing pests with cloches, cold frames, mulches, and companion planting *Choosing the best strains and hardiest varieties for a year-round growing season An excellent companion volume to The Winter Harvest Cookbook, this revised and updated edition of the classic text will have you serving up fabulous alternatives to bland, expensive, and tasteless imported supermarket vegetables in no time. Whether your favorite meals include hearty roots or succulent greens, Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest will help you maximize your food production year round. Binda Colebrook is a lifelong gardener who has extensive experience as a homesteader in western Washington. A widely recognized authority on raising cool season vegetables in the maritime Northwest, she has worked as a wetlands biologist and environmental interpreter. Now retired, she is developing her own property to maximize year-round food production, as well as restoring its native habitat.

Birds of the Pacific Northwest

Timber Press Field Guide

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Author: John Shewey,Tim Blount

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697857

Category: Nature

Page: 560

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Birding in the Pacific Northwest has never been easier! Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia. This comprehensive, full-color guide is organized to follow the order in which groups and species are presented by the American Union. Range maps for each species provide valuable information for identification.

White Teeth

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Author: Zadie Smith

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781400075508

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for “no problem”). Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born), produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London’ s racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, flirting with disaster, confounding expectations, and embracing the comedy of daily existence.