Mechanics of Wind-blown Sand Movements is Science books by Xiaojing Zheng, publish by Springer Science & Business Media 2009-04-16. You may find Xiaojing Zheng info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Mechanics of Wind-blown Sand Movements details.
|4 (123 readers)||Xiaojing Zheng||Springer Science & Business Media||3540882545||2009-04-16|
Book SummaryMechanics plays a fundamental role in aeolian processes and other environmental studies. This proposed book systematically presents the new progress in the research of aeolian processes, especially in the research on mechanism, theoretical modelling and computational simulation of aeolian processes from the viewpoint of mechanics. Nowadays, environmental and aeolian process related problems are attracting more and more attention. We hope this proposed book will provide scientists and graduate students in aeolian research and other environmental research some mechanical methods and principles and introduce aeolian related problems of environment to mathematical and mechanical scientists.
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Sand is Fiction books by Hugh Howey, publish by HarperCollins 2021-07-06. You may find Hugh Howey info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Sand details.
|3.5 (22 readers)||Hugh Howey||HarperCollins||0358716802||2021-07-06|
Book SummaryThe old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost. Their father was a sand diver, one of the elite few who could travel deep beneath the desert floor and bring up the relics and scraps that keep their people alive. But their father is gone. And the world he left behind might be next. Welcome to the world of Sand, a novel by New York Times best-selling author Hugh Howey. Sand is an exploration of lawlessness, the tale of a land ignored. Here is a people left to fend for themselves. Adjust your ker and take a last, deep breath before you enter.
Sand is Nature books by Michael Welland, publish by Univ of California Press 2009-01-15. You may find Michael Welland info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Sand details.
|4.5 (2 readers)||Michael Welland||Univ of California Press||0520942000||2009-01-15|
Book SummaryFrom individual grains to desert dunes, from the bottom of the sea to the landscapes of Mars, and from billions of years in the past to the future, this is the extraordinary story of one of nature's humblest, most powerful, and most ubiquitous materials. Told by a geologist with a novelist's sense of language and narrative, Sand examines the science—sand forensics, the physics of granular materials, sedimentology, paleontology and archaeology, planetary exploration—and at the same time explores the rich human context of sand. Interwoven with tales of artists, mathematicians, explorers, and even a vampire, the story of sand is an epic of environmental construction and destruction, an adventure in staggering scales of time and distance, yet a tale that encompasses the ordinary and everyday. Sand, in fact, is all around us—it has made possible our computers, buildings and windows, toothpaste, cosmetics, and paper, and it has played dramatic roles in human history, commerce, and imagination. In this luminous, kinetic, revelatory account, we do indeed find the world in a grain of sand.
Pearl in the Sand is Fiction books by Tessa Afshar, publish by Moody Publishers 2020-10-06. You may find Tessa Afshar info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Pearl in the Sand details.
|4.5 (60 readers)||Tessa Afshar||Moody Publishers||0802498787||2020-10-06|
Book SummaryCan a Canaanite harlot who made her living enticing men be a fitting wife for a leader of Israel? Shockingly, the Bible’s answer is yes. This 10th anniversary edition of Pearl in the Sand includes new features that will invite you into the untold story of Rahab’s journey from lowly outcast to redeemed child of God. Rahab’s home is built into a wall, a wall that fortifies and protects the City of Jericho. However, other walls surround her too, walls of fear, rejection, and unworthiness… Years of pain and betrayal have wounded Rahab’s heart—she doubts whether her dreams of experiencing true love will ever come true… A woman with a wrecked past—a man of success, of faith... of pride. A marriage only God would conceive! Through the heartaches of a stormy relationship, Rahab and Salmone learn the true source of one another’s worth and find healing in God.
The Four Winds is Fiction books by Kristin Hannah, publish by St. Martin's Press 2021-02-02. You may find Kristin Hannah info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Four Winds details.
|4 (74 readers)||Kristin Hannah||St. Martin's Press||1250178622||2021-02-02|
Book Summary"The Bestselling Hardcover Novel of the Year."--Publishers Weekly From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. “My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.” Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family. The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it—the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.
Sand Queen is Fiction books by Helen Benedict, publish by Soho Press 2011-08-02. You may find Helen Benedict info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Sand Queen details.
|3.5 (7 readers)||Helen Benedict||Soho Press||1569479674||2011-08-02|
Book SummaryThis novel of female friendship in the midst of war is “The Things They Carried for women in Iraq” (The Boston Globe). Nineteen-year-old Kate Brady joined the army to bring honor to her family and to the Middle East. Instead, she finds herself in a forgotten corner of the Iraq desert in 2003, guarding a makeshift American prison. There, Kate meets Naema Jassim, an Iraqi medical student whose father and little brother have been detained in the camp. Kate and Naema promise to help each other, but the war soon strains their intentions. Like any soldier, Kate must face the daily threats of combat duty, but as a woman, she is in equal danger from the predatory men in her unit. Naema suffers bombs, starvation, and the loss of her home and family. As the two women struggle to survive and hold on to the people they love, each comes to have a drastic and unforeseeable effect on the other’s life. From the author of Wolf Season and The Lonely Soldier, and informed by numerous interviews with those who were there, Sand Queen is a “heartbreaking, vivid story of the particular difficulties of being not just a soldier, but a female soldier” (Bustle).
Fields of Fire is Fiction books by James Webb, publish by Canelo 2019-04-29. You may find James Webb info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Fields of Fire details.
|4 (4 readers)||James Webb||Canelo||1788635191||2019-04-29|
Book SummaryJames Webb’s classic, scorching novel of the Vietnam War. They each had their reasons for becoming a Marine. They each had their illusions. Goodrich came fresh from Harvard. Snake got the tattoo before he even got the uniform. Hodges was haunted by the spirits of family heroes. Three young men, from vastly different worlds, were plunged into a white-hot, murderous melting pot of jungle warfare in the An Hoa Basin, Vietnam, 1969. They had no way of knowing what awaited them. For nothing could have prepared them for the madness of what they found. And in the heat and horror of battle they took on new identities, took on each other, and were reborn in fields of fire... Fields of Fire is a searing story of poetic power, razor-sharp observation, and non-stop combat, perfect for fans of Tim O’Brien, Karl Marlantes and Apocalypse Now. Praise for Fields of Fire ‘Few writers since Stephen Crane have portrayed men at war with such a ring of steely truth’ The Houston Post ‘A novel of such fullness and impact, one is tempted to compare it to Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead’The Oregonian ‘Webb gives us an extraordinary range of acutely observed people, not one a stereotype ... Fields of Fire is a stunner’ Newsweek ‘Webb pulls off the scabs and looks directly, unflinchingly on the open wounds of the Sixties’ Philadelphia Inquirer ‘The unmistakable sound of truth’ Time
The World in a Grain is Nature books by Vince Beiser, publish by Penguin 2018-08-07. You may find Vince Beiser info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The World in a Grain details.
|4 (2 readers)||Vince Beiser||Penguin||0399576436||2018-08-07|
Book SummaryA finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world--sand--and the crucial role it plays in our lives. After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other--even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is made from sand. From Egypt's pyramids to the Hubble telescope, from the world's tallest skyscraper to the sidewalk below it, from Chartres' stained-glass windows to your iPhone, sand shelters us, empowers us, engages us, and inspires us. It's the ingredient that makes possible our cities, our science, our lives--and our future. And, incredibly, we're running out of it. The World in a Grain is the compelling true story of the hugely important and diminishing natural resource that grows more essential every day, and of the people who mine it, sell it, build with it--and sometimes, even kill for it. It's also a provocative examination of the serious human and environmental costs incurred by our dependence on sand, which has received little public attention. Not all sand is created equal: Some of the easiest sand to get to is the least useful. Award-winning journalist Vince Beiser delves deep into this world, taking readers on a journey across the globe, from the United States to remote corners of India, China, and Dubai to explain why sand is so crucial to modern life. Along the way, readers encounter world-changing innovators, island-building entrepreneurs, desert fighters, and murderous sand pirates. The result is an entertaining and eye-opening work, one that is both unexpected and involving, rippling with fascinating detail and filled with surprising characters.
When the Sahara Was Green is Science books by Martin Williams, publish by Princeton University Press 2021-10-05. You may find Martin Williams info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the When the Sahara Was Green details.
|4 (927 readers)||Martin Williams||Princeton University Press||0691228892||2021-10-05|
Book SummaryThe little-known history of how the Sahara was transformed from a green and fertile land into the largest hot desert in the world The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world, equal in size to China or the United States. Yet, this arid expanse was once a verdant, pleasant land, fed by rivers and lakes. The Sahara sustained abundant plant and animal life, such as Nile perch, turtles, crocodiles, and hippos, and attracted prehistoric hunters and herders. What transformed this land of lakes into a sea of sands? When the Sahara Was Green describes the remarkable history of Earth’s greatest desert—including why its climate changed, the impact this had on human populations, and how scientists uncovered the evidence for these extraordinary events. From the Sahara’s origins as savanna woodland and grassland to its current arid incarnation, Martin Williams takes us on a vivid journey through time. He describes how the desert’s ancient rocks were first fashioned, how dinosaurs roamed freely across the land, and how it was later covered in tall trees. Along the way, Williams addresses many questions: Why was the Sahara previously much wetter, and will it be so again? Did humans contribute to its desertification? What was the impact of extreme climatic episodes—such as prolonged droughts—upon the Sahara’s geology, ecology, and inhabitants? Williams also shows how plants, animals, and humans have adapted to the Sahara and what lessons we might learn for living in harmony with the harshest, driest conditions in an ever-changing global environment. A valuable look at how an iconic region has changed over millions of years, When the Sahara Was Green reveals the desert’s surprising past to reflect on its present, as well as its possible future.
Sea of Sand is Science books by Michael M. Geary, publish by University of Oklahoma Press 2016-03-31. You may find Michael M. Geary info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Sea of Sand details.
|4 (121 readers)||Michael M. Geary||University of Oklahoma Press||0806154810||2016-03-31|
Book SummarySculpted into graceful contours by countless centuries of wind and water, the Great Sand Dunes sprawl along the eastern fringes of the vast San Luis Valley of south-central Colorado. Covering an area of nearly thirty square miles, they are the tallest aeolian, or wind-produced, dunes in North America, towering 750 feet above the valley floor. With the addition of the enormous Baca Ranch and other adjacent lands, the dunes—originally designated as a National Monument in 1932—attained official National Park status in 2004. In Sea of Sand, Michael M. Geary guides readers on a historical journey through this unique ecosystem, which includes an array of natural and cultural wonders, from the main dunefield and verdant wetlands to the summits of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Described by explorer Zebulon Pike as “a sea in a storm” and by frontier photographer William Henry Jackson as “a curious and very singular phase of nature’s freak,” the Great Sand Dunes are a nexus of more than 10,000 years of human history, from Paleolithic big-game hunters to nomadic Native Americans, from Spanish conquistadores and transcontinental explorers to hard-rock miners and modern-day tourists in motor homes. Like these successive waves of visitors, Sea of Sand follows the water, analyzing its critical role in the settlement and development of the region. Geary also describes the profound impact that waves of human use and settlement have had on the land—which ultimately inspired the early grassroots efforts by San Luis Valley citizens to protect the dunes from further exploitation. He examines as well the more recent legislative effort led by an unprecedented coalition of local, state, and federal agencies and organizations, including The Nature Conservancy and the National Park Service, to secure the Great Sand Dunes’ national park designation. Amply illustrated, Sea of Sand is the definitive history of the natural, cultural, and political forces that helped shape this incomparable landscape.
Saltwater is Fiction books by Jessica Andrews, publish by Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020-01-14. You may find Jessica Andrews info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Saltwater details.
|3 (174 readers)||Jessica Andrews||Farrar, Straus and Giroux||0374719179||2020-01-14|
Book SummaryA Best Book of 2020: Open Letters Review "Andrews’s writing is transportingly voluptuous, conjuring tastes and smells and sounds like her literary godmother, Edna O’Brien . . . What makes her novel sing is its universal themes: how a young woman tries to make sense of her world, and how she grows up." –Penelope Green, The New York Times Book Review This “luminous” (The Observer) feminist coming-of-age novel captures in sensuous, blistering prose the richness and imperfection of the bond between a daughter and her mother It begins with our bodies . . . Safe together in the violet dark and yet already there are spaces beginning to open between us. From that first immaculate, fluid connection, through the ups and downs of a working-class childhood in northern England, the one constant in Lucy’s life has been her mother: comforting and mysterious, ferociously loving, tirelessly devoted, as much a part of Lucy as her own skin. Her mother's lessons in womanhood shape Lucy’s appreciation for desire, her sense of duty as a caretaker, her hunger for a better, perhaps reckless life. At university in glamorous London, Lucy’s background sets her apart. And then she is finished, graduated, adrift. She escapes to a tiny house in Donegal left empty by her grandfather, a place where her mother once found happiness. There she will take a lover, live inside art and the past, and track back through her memories and her mother’s stories to make sense of her place in the world. In “a stunning new voice in British literary fiction” (The Independent) that lays bare our raw, dark selves, Jessica Andrews’s debut honors the richness and imperfection of the bond between a daughter and her mother. Intricately woven in lyrical vignettes, Saltwater is a novel of becoming-- a woman, an artist-- and of finding a way forward by looking back.
The Road is Fiction books by Cormac McCarthy, publish by Vintage 2007-03-20. You may find Cormac McCarthy info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Road details.
|4 (1024 readers)||Cormac McCarthy||Vintage||0307267458||2007-03-20|
Book SummaryNATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.
The Daily Show (The Book) is Humor books by Chris Smith, publish by Grand Central Publishing 2016-11-22. You may find Chris Smith info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Daily Show (The Book) details.
|4 (8 readers)||Chris Smith||Grand Central Publishing||1455565350||2016-11-22|
Book SummaryNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.
Kafka on the Shore is Fiction books by Haruki Murakami, publish by Vintage 2005-01-18. You may find Haruki Murakami info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Kafka on the Shore details.
|4 (210 readers)||Haruki Murakami||Vintage||1400044812||2005-01-18|
Book SummaryKafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers. Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder, in what is a truly remarkable journey.
The Alchemist is Fiction books by Paulo Coelho, publish by HarperCollins 2015-02-24. You may find Paulo Coelho info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Alchemist details.
|4.5 (17 readers)||Paulo Coelho||HarperCollins||0062416219||2015-02-24|
Book SummaryA special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.
The Dark Wind is Fiction books by Tony Hillerman, publish by Harper Collins 2009-03-17. You may find Tony Hillerman info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Dark Wind details.
|3.5 (14 readers)||Tony Hillerman||Harper Collins||0061797618||2009-03-17|
Book SummaryThe fifth novel featuring Leaphorn and Chee by New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman, now reissued in the Premium Plus format. The corpse had been “scalped,” its palms and soles removed after death. Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police knows immediately he will have his hands full with this case, a certainty that is supported by the disturbing occurrences to follow. A mysterious nighttime plane crash, a vanishing shipment of cocaine, and a bizarre attack on a windmill only intensify Chee’s fears. A dark and very ill wind is blowing through the Southwestern desert, a gale driven by Navajo sorcery and white man’s greed. And it will sweep away everything unless Chee can somehow change the weather.
Sandy Beach Morphodynamics is Science books by Derek Jackson,Andrew Short, publish by Elsevier 2020-05-19. You may find Derek Jackson,Andrew Short info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Sandy Beach Morphodynamics details.
|3 (434 readers)||Derek Jackson,Andrew Short||Elsevier||0081029284||2020-05-19|
Book SummarySandy beaches represent some of the most dynamic environments on Earth and examining their morphodynamic behaviour over different temporal and spatial scales is challenging, relying on multidisciplinary approaches and techniques. Sandy Beach Morphodynamics brings together the latest research on beach systems and their morphodynamics and the ways in which they are studied in 29 chapters that review the full spectrum of beach morphodynamics. The chapters are written by leading experts in the field and provide introductory level understanding of physical processes and resulting landforms, along with more advanced discussions. Includes chapters that are written by the world’s leading experts, including the latest up-to-date thinking on a variety of subject areas Covers state-of-the-art techniques, bringing the reader the latest technologies/methods being used to understand beach systems Presents a clear-and-concise description of processes and techniques that enables a clear understanding of coastal processes
Sand Against the Wind is Fiction books by Barbara Cueter, publish by Xlibris Corporation 2007-10-23. You may find Barbara Cueter info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Sand Against the Wind details.
|4 (565 readers)||Barbara Cueter||Xlibris Corporation||1462817483||2007-10-23|
Book SummaryNettie meets an irresistible rogue, and after a whirlwind wooing in the 1929 Appalachian summer, finds herself living at Millview, a farm located miles from everything she loves. She struggles to make her marriage work despite the ever-present shadow of Lurania, Millard's mother, and Herbert, his first cousin. Nettie resolves to be a good wife, but plans to leave as soon as she has the money. Faced with an insolent Depression and Millard's intermittent rages, Nettie plans a new life for her children as she conceals her own. "It's one of the best historical novel manuscripts I've received in a long time." Wm. Greenleaf, Editor, Writer's Digest.
The Kingdom of Sand is Fiction books by Andrew Holleran, publish by Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2022-06-07. You may find Andrew Holleran info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Kingdom of Sand details.
|3 (119 readers)||Andrew Holleran||Farrar, Straus and Giroux||037460097X||2022-06-07|
Book Summary"[Holleran's] new novel is all the more affecting and engaging because the images of isolation and old age here are haunted . . . in 1978 Holleran wrote the quintessential novel about gay abandon, the sheer, careless pleasure of it: Dancer From the Dance. Now, at almost 80 years of age, he has produced a novel remarkable for its integrity, for its readiness to embrace difficult truths and for its complex way of paying homage to the passing of time." —Colm Toibin, The New York Times Book Review "It’s rare to find fiction that takes this kind of dying of the light as its subject and doesn’t make its heroes feel either pathetic or polished with a gleam of false dignity . . . This sad, beautiful book captures the sensations Holleran’s characters are chasing — as well as the darkness that inevitably comes for them, and us." —Mark Athitakis, The Los Angeles Times One of the great appeals of Florida has always been the sense that the minute you get here you have permission to collapse. The Kingdom of Sand is a poignant tale of desire and dread—Andrew Holleran’s first new book in sixteen years. The nameless narrator is a gay man who moved to Florida to look after his aging parents—during the height of the AIDS epidemic—and has found himself unable to leave after their deaths. With gallows humor, he chronicles the indignities of growing old in a small town. At the heart of the novel is the story of his friendship with Earl, whom he met cruising at the local boat ramp. For the last twenty years, he has been visiting Earl to watch classic films together and critique the neighbors. Earl is the only person in town with whom he can truly be himself. Now Earl’s health is failing, and our increasingly misanthropic narrator must contend with the fact that once Earl dies, he will be completely alone. He distracts himself with sexual encounters at the video porn store and visits to Walgreens. All the while, he shares reflections on illness and death that are at once funny and heartbreaking. Holleran’s first novel, Dancer from the Dance, is widely regarded as a classic work of gay literature. Reviewers have described his subsequent books as beautiful, exhilarating, seductive, haunting, and bold. The Kingdom of Sand displays all of Holleran’s considerable gifts; it’s an elegy to sex and a stunningly honest exploration of loneliness and the endless need for human connection, especially as we count down our days.
Rebel of the Sands is Young Adult Fiction books by Alwyn Hamilton, publish by Penguin 2016-03-08. You may find Alwyn Hamilton info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Rebel of the Sands details.
|3.5 (27 readers)||Alwyn Hamilton||Penguin||0698410424||2016-03-08|
Book SummaryThe New York Times bestselling novel by the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Debut Author of 2016, published in 15 countries! Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic. For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially if you’re poor, orphaned, or female. Amani Al’Hiza is all three. She’s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she can’t shoot her way out of Dustwalk, the back-country town where she’s destined to wind up wed or dead. Then she meets Jin, a rakish foreigner, in a shooting contest, and sees him as the perfect escape route. But though she’s spent years dreaming of leaving Dustwalk, she never imagined she’d gallop away on mythical horse—or that it would take a foreign fugitive to show her the heart of the desert she thought she knew. This startlingly original Middle-East-meets-Wild-West fantasy reveals what happens when a dream deferred explodes—in the fires of rebellion, of romantic passion, and the all-consuming inferno of a girl finally embracing her power.
Lord of the Flies is Fiction books by William Golding, publish by Faber & Faber 2012-09-20. You may find William Golding info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Lord of the Flies details.
|3.5 (2864 readers)||William Golding||Faber & Faber||0571290582||2012-09-20|
Book SummaryA plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.
Interpretation of Windflow Characteristics from Eolian Landforms is Science books by Ronald Wayne Marrs,Kenneth Edward Kolm, publish by Geological Society of America 1982-01-01. You may find Ronald Wayne Marrs,Kenneth Edward Kolm info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Interpretation of Windflow Characteristics from Eolian Landforms details.
|4 (571 readers)||Ronald Wayne Marrs,Kenneth Edward Kolm||Geological Society of America||081372192X||1982-01-01|
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Across The Sand is Fiction books by Hugh Howey, publish by HarperCollins 2022-10-04. You may find Hugh Howey info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Across The Sand details.
|3 (1 readers)||Hugh Howey||HarperCollins||0358726425||2022-10-04|
Book Summary“Hugh’s imaginative worlds and tales within them never fail to entertain!” —Andy Weir, New York Times bestselling author of Project Hail Mary The first original novel from author Hugh Howey in six years, Across the Sand takes us back to the world of Sand, to a far future many generations after a disaster has destroyed civilization as we know it, where four siblings struggle to build their futures amid the harsh wastes of endless desert. The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes, a land of howling wind and infernal sand. In this barren home, siblings Conner, Rob, Palmer and Violet daily carve out a future. They live in the shadow of their father and oldest sister, Vic, two of the greatest sand divers ever to comb the desert’s depths. But these branches of their family tree are long gone, disappeared into the wastes beyond, leaving the younger siblings scratching in the dust, hopeful for a better life. On the other side of No Man’s Land, Anya was born beside the abundant mines knowing her prospects would be to marry, have a family, and work in ore, in service to the Empire of the East. But when an atomic bomb delivered by a stranger destroys most of her town—murdering all her friends and community—she follows her father to a strange land of dunes to bring vengeance to their enemies.
Combating Desertification in Asia, Africa and the Middle East is Science books by G. Ali Heshmati,Victor R. Squires, publish by Springer Science & Business Media 2013-07-01. You may find G. Ali Heshmati,Victor R. Squires info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Combating Desertification in Asia, Africa and the Middle East details.
|3 (116 readers)||G. Ali Heshmati,Victor R. Squires||Springer Science & Business Media||9400766521||2013-07-01|
Book SummaryThis book is about the ‘how’ of desertification control as opposed to an analysis of the ‘why’ and fills a gap in the desertification-related literature in that it shows what to do in situations ranging from fixing mobile sands to arresting accelerated soil erosion in sloping lands. There are numerous illustrations to show the successful techniques. This compilation demonstrates that desertification and land degradation can be controlled and reversed with existing techniques in such widely varying environments as the Sahel of Africa to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in SE Asia, from mountains in Lesotho to low lands on desert margins in Mongolia. Proven approaches include technical interventions, changes in governance and to the legislative framework and policy reform. The book fills a gap in the desertification-related literature in that it shows what to do in situations ranging from fixing mobile sands to arresting accelerated soil erosion in sloping lands.
Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2009 is books by , publish by N.a N.a. You may find info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2009 details.
|4 (398 readers)||N.a||9814466956||N.a|
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Noufa and The Daughter of the Wind is Juvenile Fiction books by Fay Gabriel,[email protected], publish by Fay Gabriel 2016-11-02. You may find Fay Gabriel,[email protected] info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Noufa and The Daughter of the Wind details.
|4 (920 readers)||Fay Gabriel,[email protected]||Fay Gabriel||9948023005||2016-11-02|
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Sedimentary Dynamics of Windfield-Source-Basin System is Science books by Zaixing Jiang, publish by Springer 2018-03-06. You may find Zaixing Jiang info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Sedimentary Dynamics of Windfield-Source-Basin System details.
|3 (564 readers)||Zaixing Jiang||Springer||9811074070||2018-03-06|
Book SummaryThis book introduces the geological concept of the “windfield-source-basin system,” based on integrated modern and ancient sedimentology studies. It identifies wind field as a main sedimentation-controlling factor that combines with provenance and basin dynamics to determine the formation and distribution of depositional systems. Using the unary properties of facies, sedimentary models and the duality properties of source-to-sink approaches, the concept of a “wind-source-basin system” introduces the “sedimentary system trinity”: wind field, provenance and basin properties. “Wind-source-basin systems” provide more plausible genetic interpretations of depositional systems (including both continental and marine facies, and clastic and carbonate systems), as well as more comprehensive and precise predictions of depositional systems (hydrocarbon reservoirs) in unknown regions. Further, the book proposes a series of methods on paleowind field reconstruction, which fill the gaps in paleo-atmospheric field studies in paleoclimatology, and shows that allocating relationships among source-reservoir-cap in petroliferous basins are limited by the “wind-source-basin system”. This trinity system also provides a new perspective on petroleum geology assessment. The book appeals to all those engaged in sedimentology, petroleum geology and climatology studies.
Tales from the Desert is Biography & Autobiography books by Roger A. Williams, publish by Xlibris Corporation 2012-10-22. You may find Roger A. Williams info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Tales from the Desert details.
|4 (165 readers)||Roger A. Williams||Xlibris Corporation||9781479731749||2012-10-22|
Book SummaryThis book describes a series of events occurring in the desert, often humorous, sometimes chaotic and even life-threatening, experienced by a boy and the man he became. The book also is well larded with science, lore and techniques for survival in the beautiful and often harsh desert environment. Growing up in Palm Springs a half-century ago, I was surrounded by celebrities. As a member of my high school tennis team in 1956, we were allowed to play at the world famous Racquet Club if we agreed to complete a foursome with guests when asked by the tennis professional. One day Marilyn Monroe needed a partner and I was chosen. On my first serve I hit my partner in the buttocks. Some say the ball goes where you were looking.
Depositional Sedimentary Environments is Science books by H.-E. Reineck,I. B. Singh, publish by Springer Science & Business Media 2012-12-06. You may find H.-E. Reineck,I. B. Singh info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Depositional Sedimentary Environments details.
|4 (545 readers)||H.-E. Reineck,I. B. Singh||Springer Science & Business Media||3642962912||2012-12-06|
Book SummaryThis book has been written with the aim of compiling from modern environments information that can be useful in the reconstruction of ancient environments. It is intended for all those interested in recognizing depositional environments. The study of sediments includes investigations of various aspects of sediments. This needs a study by standard methods. Methods of study have not been included, as many textbooks exist on the subject. However, the importance of various results obtained from such investigations has been discussed, as far as these results can be helpful in environ mental reconstruction. Special attention is given to information that has accumulated during the last decades on the mode of genesis of various sedimentary features and their distribution in present-day environments. As far as possible, existing terminology has been used. How ever, in several cases new simple groupings and classifications have been proposed. In making classification, generally, the form and shape of the features have been considered, so that they can be applied easily to ancient sediments. At the same time, the genesis of such features has been noted, and genetic names and their characteristics have been given for detailed work. The subject is so vast that several primary sedimentary features that have no direct bearing on environmental interpretation have been omitted. The subject is vast, and numerous publications are available.
The Wind is Fiction books by Dorothy Scarborough, publish by University of Texas Press 2011-05-18. You may find Dorothy Scarborough info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Wind details.
|4.5 (3 readers)||Dorothy Scarborough||University of Texas Press||0292785895||2011-05-18|
Book SummaryThis is the story of Letty, a delicate girl who is forced to move from lush Virginia to desolate West Texas. The numbing blizzards, the howling sand storms, and the loneliness of the prairie all combine to undo her nerves. But it is the wind itself, a demon personified, that eventually drives her over the brink of madness.
Instant In The Wind is Fiction books by André Brink, publish by Random House 2011-11-30. You may find André Brink info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Instant In The Wind details.
|4 (402 readers)||André Brink||Random House||1448113253||2011-11-30|
Book SummaryIn early 1749 a white woman and a black man are stranded in the wilderness of the South African interior. She is an educated woman, totally helpless in the wilds. He is a runaway slave. They know only each other. At first their relationship is guarded, poisoned by the black and white in them both. But hesitantly there emerges between them a fellowship that engulfs their most private selves, as they face the long trek back to civilisation.
Environmental Science and Information Application Technology is Computers books by David Chan, publish by CRC Press 2015-06-29. You may find David Chan info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Environmental Science and Information Application Technology details.
|4 (385 readers)||David Chan||CRC Press||1315684896||2015-06-29|
Book SummaryEnvironmental Science and Information Application Technology contains selected papers from the 2014 5th International Conference on Environmental Science and Information Application Technology (ESIAT 2014, Hong Kong, 7-8 November 2014). The book covers a wide variety of topics: - Global Environmental Change and Ecosystems Management - Graphic and I
Under the Sea Wind is Nature books by Rachel Carson, publish by Open Road Media 2011-03-29. You may find Rachel Carson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Under the Sea Wind details.
|4.5 (4 readers)||Rachel Carson||Open Road Media||1453214739||2011-03-29|
Book SummaryThis New York Times bestseller by the author of the environmental classic Silent Spring beautifully details the coastal ecosystem of birds and the sea. In her first book, preeminent nature writer Rachel Carson tells the story of the sea creatures and birds that dwell in and around the waters along North America’s eastern coast—and the delicately balanced ecosystem that sustains them. Following the life cycles of a pair of sanderlings, a mackerel, and an eel, Carson gracefully weaves scientific observation with imaginative prose to educate and inspire, creating one of the finest wildlife narratives in American literature. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.
The World's Beaches is Nature books by Orrin H. Pilkey,William J. Neal,James Andrew Graham Cooper,Joseph T. Kelley, publish by Univ of California Press 2011-07-26. You may find Orrin H. Pilkey,William J. Neal,James Andrew Graham Cooper,Joseph T. Kelley info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The World's Beaches details.
|4 (617 readers)||Orrin H. Pilkey,William J. Neal,James Andrew Graham Cooper,Joseph T. Kelley||Univ of California Press||0520948947||2011-07-26|
Book SummaryTake this book to the beach; it will open up a whole new world. Illustrated throughout with color photographs, maps, and graphics, it explores one of the planet’s most dynamic environments—from tourist beaches to Arctic beaches strewn with ice chunks to steaming hot tropical shores. The World’s Beaches tells how beaches work, explains why they vary so much, and shows how dramatic changes can occur on them in a matter of hours. It discusses tides, waves, and wind; the patterns of dunes, washover fans, and wrack lines; and the shape of berms, bars, shell lags, cusps, ripples, and blisters. What is the world’s longest beach? Why do some beaches sing when you walk on them? Why do some have dark rings on their surface and tiny holes scattered far and wide? This fascinating, comprehensive guide also considers the future of beaches, and explains how extensively people have affected them—from coastal engineering to pollution, oil spills, and rising sea levels.
The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes is Science books by Ralph Bagnold, publish by Springer Science & Business Media 2012-12-06. You may find Ralph Bagnold info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes details.
|3 (507 readers)||Ralph Bagnold||Springer Science & Business Media||9400956827||2012-12-06|
Book SummaryTHE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM THIS book results from an attempt to explain on a basis of experimental physics some of the many strange phenomena produced by the natural movement of sand over the dry land of the Earth. The subject is but one aspect of a far wider problem which is still very imperfectly grasped-the transport of solid particles of any kind by fluids in general. Here the difficulty has been, and still is, that no one branch of science has attempted to deal with the problem as a whole, or to co-ordinate the vast amount of piecemeal work by students of different outlook in many unrelated fields. The carriage of silt by rivers has received a great deal of attention from engineers. But owing to the difficulties of direct measurement, to the expense and labour of conducting full-scale experiments, and to a failure to find agreement as to the basic quantities upon which a theoretical edifice may be built, the published results are far from satisfactory. Little has emerged except empirical formulae; and these are rarely capable of reliable application to conditions other than those under which they were evolved. The drifting of snow is of direct interest to transport authorities in many countries, to meteorologists engaged in the study of rainfall, to ski-runners and to mountaineers. Yet no means has been found whereby the precipitation can be gauged, or the rate of drift related to the strength of the wind.
Geology Applied to Engineering is Science books by Terry R. West,Abdul Shakoor, publish by Waveland Press 2018-03-19. You may find Terry R. West,Abdul Shakoor info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Geology Applied to Engineering details.
|4 (770 readers)||Terry R. West,Abdul Shakoor||Waveland Press||1478637226||2018-03-19|
Book SummaryGeology Applied to Engineering bridges the gap between the two fields through its versatile application of the physical aspects of geology to engineering design and construction. The Second Edition elucidates real-world practices, concerns, and issues for today’s engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers. Both undergraduate and graduate students will benefit from the book’s thorough coverage, as will professionals involved in assessing sites for engineering projects, evaluating construction materials, developing water resources, and conducting tests using industry standards. West and Shakoor offer expanded coverage of important topics such as slope stability and ground subsidence and significant fields in engineering geology, such as highways, dams, tunnels, and rock blasting. In order to allow for the diverse backgrounds of geologists and engineers, material on the properties of minerals, rocks, and soil provides a working knowledge of applied geology as a springboard to more comprehensive subjects in engineering. Example problems throughout the text demonstrate the practical applications of soil mechanics, rock weathering and soils, structural geology, groundwater, and geophysics. Thought-provoking and challenging exercises supplement core concepts such as determining shear strength and failure conditions, calculating the depth needed for borings, reading and analyzing maps, and constructing stratigraphic cross sections.
Camels in the Sky is Biography & Autobiography books by V. Muzafer Ahamed, publish by Oxford University Press 2018-10-11. You may find V. Muzafer Ahamed info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Camels in the Sky details.
|4 (960 readers)||V. Muzafer Ahamed||Oxford University Press||0199095256||2018-10-11|
Book SummaryJourneying from the green, rain-soaked Kerala into the amphitheatre of the Sun, our traveller-journalist finds that there is no better metaphor than the desert to instil the lessons of life and death, love and hatred, thirst and water. From a single shower of rain which brings the gaaf tree back to life after a decade to the ever-shifting dunes of gold and thousand-year-old sand palaces, the mysterious poetry of the desert is everywhere on display, if one but has the eye and heart to see it. As the deserts of Nafud, Dahna, and Rub’ al Khali in Arabia both embrace and trap the travellers, the outpouring of the landscape’s longing for rivers recalls a past filled with water. This narrative describes the history, prehistory, archaeology, legends, folklore, and travails of the émigré Asian work force that tames the harsh desert as never before.
Western Classics - Premium Collection is Fiction books by Zane Grey, publish by DigiCat 2022-05-17. You may find Zane Grey info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Western Classics - Premium Collection details.
|3 (570 readers)||Zane Grey||DigiCat||EAN:8596547008002||2022-05-17|
Book SummaryDigiCat Publishing presents to you this meticulously edited collection of the greatest works by Zane Grey: Betty Zane_x000D_ The Spirit of the Border: A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley_x000D_ The Last of the Plainsmen_x000D_ The Last Trail_x000D_ The Heritage of the Desert_x000D_ The Young Forester_x000D_ The Young Lion Hunter _x000D_ Riders of the Purple Sage_x000D_ Desert Gold_x000D_ The Light of the Western Stars_x000D_ The Rustlers of Pecos County_x000D_ The Lone Star Ranger: A Romance of the Border_x000D_ Rainbow Trail_x000D_ The Border Legion_x000D_ Wildfire_x000D_ The UP Trail_x000D_ The Desert of Wheat_x000D_ The Man of the Forest_x000D_ The Mysterious Rider_x000D_ To the Last Man_x000D_ The Day of the Beast_x000D_ Wanderer of the Wasteland _x000D_ Tappan's Burro_x000D_ Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon_x000D_ The Code of the West_x000D_ Valley of Wild Horses_x000D_ The Fugitive Trail_x000D_ Tales of Lonely Trails (Author's Account of American Wild West Trails)_x000D_ Zane Grey (1872-1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that were a basis for the Western genre in literature and the arts. With his veracity and emotional intensity, he connected with millions of readers worldwide, during peacetime and war, and inspired many Western writers who followed him. Grey was a major force in shaping the myths of the Old West; his books and stories were adapted into other media, such as film and TV productions. He was the author of more than 90 books, some published posthumously and/or based on serials originally published in magazines.
Aridity is Science books by Monique Mainguet, publish by Springer Science & Business Media 2013-03-14. You may find Monique Mainguet info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Aridity details.
|3 (545 readers)||Monique Mainguet||Springer Science & Business Media||3662039060||2013-03-14|
Book SummaryAt the intersection of environmental science and human biology, this book deals with dry ecosystems, the societies so affected, and the inventiveness of those living under such conditions. It also tries to answer the question of whether long-lasting development is possible in dry environments.
Frontiers In Physics, High Technology And Mathematics - Ictp 25th Anniversary Conference is books by Lundqvist Stig,Cerdeira H A, publish by #N/A 1990-08-23. You may find Lundqvist Stig,Cerdeira H A info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Frontiers In Physics, High Technology And Mathematics - Ictp 25th Anniversary Conference details.
|3 (491 readers)||Lundqvist Stig,Cerdeira H A||#N/A||981461176X||1990-08-23|