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A Natural History of the Romance Novel

A Natural History of the Romance Novel

Pamela Regis argues that the romance novel, the most popular but least respected of literary genres, does not enslave women but celebrates their freedom and joy. Regis provides critics with an expanded vocabulary for discussing a genre that is both classic and contemporary, sexy and entertaining.

New World A-Coming

New World A-Coming

When Joseph Nathaniel Beckles registered for the draft in the 1942,  he rejected the racial categories presented to him and persuaded the registrar to cross out the check mark she had placed next to Negro and substitute “Ethiopian Hebrew.”  “God did not make us Negroes,” declared religious leaders in black communities of the early twentieth-century urban North. They insisted that so-called Negroes are, in reality, Ethiopian Hebrews, Asiatic Muslims, or raceless children of God. Rejecting conventional American racial classification, many black ...

Miracles

Miracles

Despite the dominance of scientific explanation in the modern world, at the beginning of the twenty-first century faith in miracles remains strong, particularly in resurgent forms of traditional religion. In Miracles, David L. Weddle examines how five religious traditions—Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam—understand miracles, considering how they express popular enthusiasm for wondrous tales, how they provoke official regulation because of their potential to disrupt authority, and how they are denied by critics within each tradition who regard ...

Aerodynamics of Turbines and Compressors. (HSA-1), Volume 1

Aerodynamics of Turbines and Compressors. (HSA-1), Volume 1

Volume X of the High Speed Aerodynamics and Jet Propulsion series. Contents include: Theory of Two-Dimensional Flow through Cascades; Three-Dimensional Flow in Turbomachines; Experimental Techniques; Flow in Cascades; The Axial Compressor Stage; The Supersonic Compressor; Aerodynamic Design of Axial Flow Turbines; The Radial Turbine; The Centrifugal Compressor; Intermittent Flow Effects.Originally published in 1964.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve ...

What Is Ethically Demanded?

What Is Ethically Demanded?

This collection of essays by leading international philosophers considers central themes in the ethics of Danish philosopher Knud Ejler Løgstrup (1905–1981). Løgstrup was a Lutheran theologian much influenced by phenomenology and by strong currents in Danish culture, to which he himself made important contributions.

The Wilder Muir

The Wilder Muir

This treasure-trove of little-known Muir writings is engagingly presented by a Muir scholar and focuses on his special relationship to wildness in Florida, Yosemite, Utah, and along the Pacific coast.

The Scow: Free Flight

The Scow: Free Flight

GalaXcow is in serious trouble. The Central Brain has gone missing, the fleet of garbage scows is drifting off into space, and Nashville Tennessee’s lunch is once again disagreeing with him.When the universe’s most powerful garbage collection company is beset by computer problems, everyone suffers. Prophitonian power mogul, Memphis Tennessee, is on the verge of losing his paranoid mind when he’s accidently pulled into his own computer system and faces the evil lurking inside. His illegitimate ...

Development Drowned and Reborn

Development Drowned and Reborn

Development Drowned and Reborn is a “Blues geography” of New Orleans, one that compels readers to return to the history of the Black freedom struggle there to reckon with its unfinished business. Reading contemporary policies of abandonment against the grain, Clyde Woods explores how Hurricane Katrina brought long-standing structures of domination into view. In so doing, Woods delineates the roots of neoliberalism in the region and a history of resistance.Written in dialogue with social movements, this book offers tools ...

The Herald Diary

The Herald Diary

It was a year of big questions in Scotland: should we become independent? When will the economy improve? What happened with all that sun? And will we hear the pitter-patter of tiny panda paws on Scottish soil soon? These questions, and so many more, were put to The Herald newspaper's Diary column, where views on world affairs, plus all the hilarious stories of the daft and delightful things that happen throughout Scotland every day of the year, are culled, polished ...

Lindbergh's Son

Lindbergh's Son

“All this began long before I died,” says the brain in a jar that narrates John Vernon’s second novel. The brain once belonged to Charles Cooper, a 55-year-old water engineer in upstate New York, and has been kept alive by a perfusion pump invented by the man who may have been Coop’s father–Charles Lindbergh. Then again, maybe not. Coop’s suspicion that he is the kidnaped Lindbergh baby who never really died but instead was stolen as ...

You Are the Earth

You Are the Earth

This lively collection of fascinating facts and fables, colorful cartoons, and dynamic illustrations explains how everything on Earth is connected. Since its original publication, concern for the environment has grown, and although environmental damage has increased, so too have 'green' strategies. This new edition reflects these changes, with expanded discussion of environmental issues and new technologies, as well as many more activities. New sidebars offer extra facts, tips, and real-life examples of things other budding ecologists have done to make ...

Sociological Research Exercises for the Global Age

Sociological Research Exercises for the Global Age

Within the pages of this manual, students become personally involved in research as they learn important analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills, and develop the ability to interpret the contemporary global situation and its impact on their lives. Linking fundamental concepts of sociology with everyday activities, the exercises in each chapter lead students through an array of qualitative and quantitative methods as they test and apply theories. Students experience research as a process of asking questions, defining terms clearly, seeking ...

The Legionnaires

The Legionnaires

In this short story by T.C. McCarthy, one ordinary woman with nothing to lose joins the French Foreign Legion and finds herself, and her comrades, pinned down in a bunker surrounded by enemies. Thousands of the mantis-like creatures swarm towards them and with no communications and little ammo, survival is a desperate hope. She is a volunteer and a soldier, and to save herself, her squad, and the refugees they defend, she must remember the life she left behind.

Tommelise

Tommelise

H.C. Andersen

Tommelise Der var engang en kone, som så gerne ville have sig et lille bitte barn, men hun vidste slet ikke, hvor hun skulle få et fra, så gik hun hen til en gammel heks og sagde til hende: ""Jeg ville så inderlig gerne have et lille barn, vil du ikke sige mig, hvor jeg dog skal få et fra?"" ""Jo, det skal vi nok komme ud af!"" sagde heksen. ""Dér har du et bygkorn, det er slet ikke ...

Watched Pot

Watched Pot

Flaherty-Michael-G

Time, it has been said, is the enemy. In an era of harried lives, time seems increasingly precious as hours and days telescope and our lives often seem to be flitting past. And yet, at other times, the minutes drag on, each tick of the clock excruciatingly drawn out. What explains this seeming paradox? Based upon a full decade's empirical research, Michael G. Flaherty's new book offers remarkable insights on this most universal human experience. Flaherty surveys hundreds of individuals ...

Vilde engle

Vilde engle

Ib Michael

Først kom Blå bror, så kom Sorte huller og nu kommer tredje bind i trilogien, Vilde Engle. Vilde engle begynder i Thailand anden juledag 2004, da tsunamien skyller ind over den ø, hvor fortælleren bor. Fortælleren, der har brudt alle broer til Danmark, ser efter tsunamien sit snit til at bytte identitet med en omkommet amerikaner, og oplever bl.a. en hed affære med en skøn kvinde, der ikke fortæller ham alt, hvad hun ved.

In Fidelity

In Fidelity

Stull suffering from the pain of her husband's infidelity, Jordan Sloan is also haunted by the long-ago murder of her father. When she learns that his killer has been paroled she fears his revenge. Although everyone thinks she's being paranoid, Jordan knows better. But as she struggles to prove to others that her fear of Mallory is justified, only she is aware of the dark secret of her relationship with him. All the while, a mysterious stranger seems intent on ...

Mastering Cash Flow and Valuation Modelling

Mastering Cash Flow and Valuation Modelling

Your practical step-by-step guide to planning and building cash valuation models. Through a set of comprehensive instructions and templates it provides the tools to build models that will enable you to carry out accurate and informed analysis of your company’s cash liabilities, cash flow and value.

Twin Legends (Hardback)

Twin Legends (Hardback)

Jason Paull

The Map to Everywhere: City of Thirst

The Map to Everywhere: City of Thirst

The second in a rip-roaring adventure series from a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, this is THE NEVERENDING STORY for a new generation.When the magical waters of the Pirate Stream begin flooding Marrill's world, she must return to the Stream and find the source of the mysterious Iron Tide. Reunited with her best friend Fin - who has been forgotten all over again - Marrill must make the treacherous trek to the impossible world of Monerva and uncover the ...