Author: Dennis Lehane
Publisher: Harper Collins
Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of Mystic River with this love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith—the basis for the major motion picture The Drop, from Fox Searchlight Pictures directed by Michaël Roskam, screenplay by Dennis Lehane, and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini. Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia; a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes; two hapless stick-up artists; a very curious cop; and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog back. . . .
Author: Anne Holt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Chief Public Prosecutor Sigurd Halvorsrud's wife is found dead in front of the fireplace in the family living room. The cause of death: she has been brutally decapitated. Her husband, who witnessed the grisly murder and is himself covered in blood, immediately falls under suspicion, though he claims his wife's killer was Steale Salvesen, a man he'd prosecuted years before. Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen is called in to lead the investigation with her old colleague, Billy T. Despite the circumstantial evidence, Hanne is unconvinced of Sigurd Halvorsrud's guilt--that is, until a witness says he saw Steale Salvesen commit suicide by jumping off a bridge days before the murder took place. Then a journalist at one of Oslo's largest newspapers is found beheaded. What links these two horrifically violent crimes? The demanding investigation soon clashes with a terrible crisis in Hanne's personal life. Cecilie, the woman she has lived with for almost twenty years, has fallen seriously ill and doesn't have much time to live. With a savage killer on the loose, Hanne must ask herself: Is the truth worth chasing at all costs?"--
This book describes the earliest reconstructable stages of the prehistory of English, focusing specifically on linguistic structure. It outlines the grammar of Proto-Indo-European, considers the changes by which one dialect of that prehistoric language developed into Proto-Germanic, and provides a detailed account of the grammar of Proto-Germanic. In the course of his exposition Don Ringe draws on a long tradition of work on many languages, including Hittite, Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Slavic, Gothic, and Old Norse. This second edition has been significantly revised to provide a more in-depth account of Proto-Indo-European, with further exploration of disputed points; it has also been updated to include new developments in the field, particularly in the reconstruction of the Proto-Indo-European verb and nominal inflection. The author also reconsiders some of his original approaches to specific linguistic changes and their relative chronology based on his recent research. This new edition of the first volume in A Linguistic History of English will be of central interest to all scholars and students of comparative Indo-European and Germanic linguistics, the history of English, and historical linguistics more generally. The second volume, The Development of Old English by Don Ringe and Ann Taylor, was published by OUP in 2014 (paperback 2016)
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The Ecology of Pastoralism
Author: P. Nick Kardulias
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
In The Ecology of Pastoralism, diverse contributions from archaeologists and ethnographers address pastoralism’s significant impact on humanity’s basic subsistence and survival, focusing on the network of social, political, and religious institutions existing within various societies dependent on animal husbandry. Pastoral peoples, both past and present, have organized their relationships with certain animals to maximize their ability to survive and adapt to a wide range of conditions over time. Contributors show that despite differences in landscape, environment, and administrative and political structures, these societies share a major characteristic—high flexibility. Based partially on the adaptability of various domestic animals to difficult environments and partially on the ability of people to establish networks allowing them to accommodate political, social, and economic needs, this flexibility is key to the survival of complex pastoral systems and serves as the connection among the varied cultures in the volume. In The Ecology of Pastoralism, a variety of case studies from a broad geographic sampling uses archaeological and contemporary data and offers a new perspective on the study of pastoralism, making this volume a valuable contribution to current research in the area.
The Soils of Chile
Author: Manuel Casanova, Osvaldo Salazar, Oscar Seguel, Walter Luzio
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book is intended for students and soil scientists who want to know about the state of the art in soil sciences in Chile. The book merges a comprehensive bibliographical review of the soil surveys carried out throughout the length and breadth of Chilean territory during the past 40 years and more recent information obtained by the authors in a number of field studies. As its starting point the book presents a general overview of important features related to Chilean soils, such as geology and geomorphology, climate, land use and vegetation. In this long and narrow country different soil formation factors and processes have resulted in a broad variety of soil bodies, from the extremely arid Atacama desert to the Patagonian and Antarctic zones. This book provides a description and classification (mainly Soil Taxonomy) of the most important soil types. Particularly important are soils derived from volcanic materials, which cover extensive areas of Chile. The book also deals with soil management topics in relation to the chemical, physical and biological properties of Chilean soils and it includes a number of examples from throughout the country. Finally, the book shows how man has induced severe soil degradation problems in Chile, such as erosive soil degradation, non-erosive soil degradation and land desertification.
Aquaculture, Resource Use, and the Environment places aquaculture within the larger context of global population growth, increased demand for sustainable, reliable sources of food, and the responsible use of natural resources. Aquaculture production has grown rapidly in recent decades as over-exploitation and environmental degradation have drastically reduced wild fish stocks. As fish production has increased, questions have persisted about the environmental sustainability of current aquaculture practices. Aquaculture, Resource Use, and the Environment is a timely synthesis and analysis of critical issues facing the continued growth and acceptance of aquaculture practices and products. Chapters look at the past, present, and future demands for food, aquaculture production, and tackle key issues ranging from environmental impacts of aquaculture to practical best management practices in aquaculture production. Providing broad coverage of issues that are essential to the continued development of aquaculture production, Aquaculture, Resource Use, and the Environment will be vital resource for anyone involved in the field of aquaculture.
"Casamayor’s steady hand grasps the reader’s attention till the end"."--El Pa�s "Very rarely has a group of voices said so much and so well about another voice that opts to remain silent.”--Qu� Leer "It keeps the reader on the edge, reading non-stop." --El Pa�s "Brilliantly written and constructed." --Ara Ethel Jurado has disappeared. Where has she gone and why has she run away? This is the mysterious backdrop to this unusual thriller in which Ethel’s four closest friends tell her story through their separate and intertwining accounts. An enveloping and enthralling puzzle that shapes a choral novel with a stifling atmosphere.
Coq Au Vin
Author: Charlotte Carter
Publisher: Serpents Tail
Nanette, the singular, sax-playing heroine of Rhode Island Red, finds herself on a trip back to the land of her dreams. Nan's on a plane to Paris, in search of her wild and wicked Aunt Vivian. But by the time she gets there Vivian's gone, no forwarding address. So what's a girl to do in Paris in the springtime? Why, fall in love with the first cute young dread-locked autodidact she sets her eyes on, of course. And so Nanette and Andr? embark on a crazy trawl though the jazz-fired world of Paris black expats in search of Aunt Viv and her mysterious one time lover, a legendary bluesman named Little Rube Haskins. Meanwhile a killer is always just one step ahead of them.
Postcards from Bosley Bear
Author: Christi E. Parker
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
This is the story of Bosley Bear and his travels to Washington, D.C. After working hard at Mt. Rushmore, Bosley decides to take a much needed vacation. With the help of his presidential friends on Mt. Rushmore, he decides to travel to Washington, D.C., where he discovers the monuments that help him to understand what America is all about.
She had longed for a taste of the wild and reckless. And Olivia Jeffries got her chance when she met a handsome stranger at a masquerade ball. The attraction was instant, the electricity…volatile. But days later she discovered her new lover was none other than Reginald Westmoreland, her father's most-hated rival. She vowed to resist him further, but Reggie was relentless in his pursuit. He would stop at nothing—not even blackmail—to get Olivia back in his bed. Talk about sleeping with the enemy!
Good Food: Healthy Eats
Author: Good Food Guides
Publisher: Random House
Looking after yourself doesn't mean you have to compromise on flavour. Nowadays, there is a huge choice of delicious ingredients that can be turned into a satisfying and nutritious meal with a little inspiration. In 101 Healthy Eats, the Good Food team prove you can really enjoy food that's good for you. This little cookbook is full of tasty low-fat recipes that are high in fibre and packed with vitamins and minerals. The choice of healthy recipes includes such tasty treats as Quick prawn and almond korma, Sticky maple pork with apples, Gnocchi with roasted squash and goat's cheese and even Crispy fish and chips with mushy peas! Healthy eating doesn't mean you can't enjoy a dessert or two so try tangy Red currant sorbet and indulgent Toffee apple pudding. Get inspiration from: Classics made healthy Healthy mid-week meals Side dishes and salads Healthy meals without meat Guilt-free entertaining Sweet and low Good Food is Britain's top-selling cookery magazine. With simple step-by-step instructions, and a full-colour photograph and nutritional breakdown to accompany each recipe, you can cook nourishing food with complete confidence.
Charlie dreams of becoming president and living in the White House. So, to quickly make that dream real, he decides to build his own White House tree house. With the help of his friends, Charlie discovers all there is to know about becoming president and living in the White House during this adventure.
From one of our most imaginative and inventive writers, a crystalline collection of perfectly modulated, sometimes harrowing and often hilarious investigations into the multifaceted ways in which human beings perceive each other and themselves. A couple suspects their friends think them boring; a woman resolves to see herself as nothing but then concludes she's set too high a goal; and a funeral home receives a letter rebuking it for linguistic errors. Lydia Davis once again proves in the words of the Los Angeles Times "one of the quiet giants in the world of American fiction."
No Colder Place
Author: S. J. Rozan
Only the second female mystery writer to win the Shamus Award, the author continues her popular series featuring Bill Smith and his partner Lydia Chin, as the pair uncover bribery, blackmail, and murder on a Manhattan construction site. Reprint.