This book contains all the information you need to know to become familiar with these fascinating animals. Accompanied by numerous full-color photos of grizzly bears in their natural habitat, this handy field guide makes an excellent take-home souvenir and reference for anybody interested in the mighty grizzly.
Chapter topics include:
Species and subspecies identificationRange and habitatAbilities and behaviorWhitetail deer and other animals (prey, predators, parasites and disease)Reproduction and youngWhitetail deer and humans
This book contains all the information you need to know to become familiar with these fascinating animals. Accompanied by numerous full-color photos of mountain lions in their habitat, this handy field guide makes an excellent take-home souvenir and reference for anybody interested in these big cats.
Our world is changing at a faster pace than ever before. New technologies, global communications, diverse populations and shifting expectations drive the changes that impact our daily lives. This rapid rate of change leaves many of us feeling uncertain, overwhelmed and confused.
Many have choices; yet we lack a systematic and conscious approach to make the important kinds of quality of life decisions we face in this changing world. Often bouncing from one turning point to another without any sense of control; when we finally stop for a moment and think about life, we long for meaning. Turning Points offers a systematic approach to understand our life themes, take control of the next chapter, and be the hero of our story.
Turning Points will help you identify your qualities, interests, experiences, successes, dreams and values so you can better understand and anticipate change. Taking the time to review these aspects of your self helps bring the important things to consciousness. This in turn can lead you to a life plan that will satisfy you and give your life meaning and purpose. Personal discovery will empower you to navigate your life transitions. You will develop a mission and context for the many decisions you make as you navigate your turning points.
Be the hero of your own life story. Take control of your Turning Points.
"With THE REPO, the debut of his Jack Merchant-Sarah Ballard series, [Eidson] proves high praise is warranted. He writes with appealing aplomb. His dialogue has the ring of overheard conversation, and we feel the breeze and smell the sea air as his characters pursue their prey. And he manages well the stories-within-the-story, as he introduces us, in compelling detail, to Merchant and Ballard, who may need each other more than they know."
—The Boston Globe
“The partnership and eventual passion between Jack and Sarah, and the boat's disappearance and the demons from the past that possess both detectives merge beautifully, creating a convincing landscape of deception and self-doubt...there is promise here of a fine series to come.
—The Washington Post
"Eidson quickly puts his own original brand on what looks like the start of a promising series...much of the book's strength comes from the way Eidson makes [Sarah Ballard's] toughness and coldness inevitable and convincing. There are also some unusually interesting minor players and assorted villains, as well as several original and violent moments of action, many at sea."
—The Chicago Tribune
Historian Jack Stokes Ballard’s new study of Merriam’s life and career sheds light on the experience of the western fort builders, whose impact on the US westward expansion, though less dramatic, was just as lasting as that of Indian fighters such as Custer and Sheridan. Further, Merriam’s lengthy period in command of black troops offers a study in leadership and important understandings about the conditions under which African Americans served on the Western frontier.
During the course of his service, Merriam crisscrossed the country, from Brownsville, Texas, to the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver Barracks, serving in eastern Washington, California, and Denver.
Drawing extensively on the many letters and records associated with Merriam’s long army career, Ballard presents his service in a wide range of settings, many of which have become the stuff of Western history: from conflict with Mexican revolutionaries on the Rio Grande to the miners’ riots in Coeur d’Alene.
Ballard’s careful research provides a vivid picture of the military’s role in the westward expansion.
"Eidson is a fine adventure writer, with the ability to shift among scenes, sketch in minor characters and create a pair of heroes whose vulnerabilities entice and intrigue us."
"Gradually the skeptical Merchant and Ballard come to believe in the existence of a particularly nasty, modern-day pirate. Under Eidson's cool and expert guidance, so will you."
Field Kindley gained experience with the RAF before providing leadership for the U.S. Air Service. Kindley was the fourth-ranking American air ace; his exploits earned him a Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster from the United States and a Distinguished Flying Cross from the British government.
In February 1920, during a practice drill Kindley led, some enlisted men unwittingly entered the bombing target area. "Buzzing" the troops to warn them off the field, Kindley somehow lost control of his plane and died in the ensuing crash.
Using arduously gathered primary materials and accounts of Great War aces, Jack Ballard tells the story of this little-known hero from the glory days of aerial warfare. Through this tale, an era and a daring flyer live again.
John S. "Old Jack" Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with impartial disinterest. A friend of Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate officers alike, Hinson was opposed to secession, focused instead on his personal affairs. After a unit of Union occupation troops moved in on his land and summarily captured, executed, and placed the decapitated heads of his sons on his gateposts, however, Hinson abandoned his quiet life for one of revenge.
In this unprecedented and incredible biography, Lt. Col. Tom C. McKenney masterfully recounts Hinson's extraordinary feats as a lone Confederate sniper. Equipped with a rifle he had specially made for long-range accuracy, Hinson became a deadly gadfly to the occupying army. An exemplary piece of historical scholarship and the result of fifteen years of research, this definitive biography includes an amazing cast of characters including the Earp Brothers, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and Jesse James, the cousin of Hinson's wife. This breathtaking story was all but destroyed by the obliterating forces of history and is the only account in print chronicling this one man's impact on the Civil War.
Jack Lark has come a long way since his days as a gin palace pot boy. But can he surrender the thrill of freedom to return home?
London, 1859. After years fighting for Queen and country, Jack walks back into his mother's East End gin palace a changed man. Haunted by the horrors of battle, and the constant fight for survival, he longs for a life to call his own. But the city - and its people - has altered almost beyond recognition, and Jack cannot see a place for himself there.
A desperate moment leaves him indebted to the Devil - intelligence officer Major John Ballard, who once again leads Jack to the battlefield with a task he can't refuse. He tried to deny being a soldier once. He won't make the same mistake again.
Europe is about to go to war. Jack Lark will march with them.
8 unheimliche Thriller von Alfred Bekker und A.F.Morland und Wolf G. Rahn.
Dieses Buch enthält folgende Geschichten:
A.F.Morland: Mord aus dem Jenseits
Alfred Bekker: Blutige Tränen
Alfred Bekker: Biss zur Auferstehung
A.F.Morland: Die Spur der Bestie
A.F.Morland: Der Würger aus dem Totenreich
A.F.Morland: Das Blutgericht der Medusa
A.F.Morland: Die Geisterfrau
Wolf G. Rahn: Die Armee des Unheils
Angel Benitez ist durch und durch böse; er hat sich der schwarzen Magie verschrieben. Seine Frau Conchita ist sein Opfer, er quält, misshandelt und demütigt sie. Nachdem er sie eines Nachts fast zu Tode gepeitscht hatte, gelingt ihr die Flucht. Bei dem Matador Paco Servantes, ihrem ehemaligen Verehrer, findet sie Schutz. Gemeinsam beschließen sie, Benitez zu töten und locken ihn zum Castell Montgri. Ein mörderischer Kampf endet mit Angel Benitez Tod - doch der schwört grausame Rache, denn wer auf dem Teufelshügel stirbt, dessen Seele verfällt dem Satan ...
A.F.Morland erfand den Dämonenhasser Tony Ballard.
Alfred Bekker ist ein bekannter Autor von Fantasy-Romanen, Krimis und Jugendbüchern. Neben seinen großen Bucherfolgen schrieb er zahlreiche Romane für Spannungsserien wie Ren Dhark, Jerry Cotton, Cotton reloaded, Kommissar X, John Sinclair und Jessica Bannister. Er veröffentlichte auch unter den Namen Neal Chadwick, Henry Rohmer, Conny Walden, Sidney Gardner, Jonas Herlin, Jack Raymond, Adrian Leschek, John Devlin, Brian Carisi, Robert Gruber und Janet Farell.
Alfred Bekker: Kubinke und der Mord in Wien
A.F.Morland: Ein Grab in Wien
A.F.Morland: Abrechnung in Wien
Kommissar Harry Kubinke ist Ermittler beim BKA in Berlin. Aber plötzlich muss er sich mit einem Fall beschäftigen, der sich in Wien ereignet hat. Doch alle Spuren führen zurück nach Berlin. Kubinke und sein Team gehen auf Mörderjagd und kommen einer schier unglaublichen Verschwörung auf die Spur.
A.F.MORLAND erfand den Dämonenjäger Tony Ballard. Er schrieb auch an den Serien Kommissar X und Jerry Cotton mit. Seine Gesamtauflage beträgt über 45 Millionen.
Alfred Bekker ist ein bekannter Autor von Fantasy-Romanen, Krimis und Jugendbüchern. Neben seinen großen Bucherfolgen schrieb er zahlreiche Romane für Spannungsserien wie Ren Dhark, Jerry Cotton, Cotton reloaded, Kommissar X, John Sinclair und Jessica Bannister. Er veröffentlichte auch unter den Namen Neal Chadwick, Henry Rohmer, Conny Walden, Sidney Gardner, Jonas Herlin, Adrian Leschek, Jack Raymond, John Devlin, Brian Carisi, Robert Gruber und Janet Farell.
Bombay, 1857. Jack Lark is living precariously as an officer when his heroic but fraudulent past is discovered by the Devil - Major Ballard, the army's intelligence officer. Ballard is gathering a web of information to defend the British Empire, and he needs a man like Jack on his side. Not far away, in Persia, the Shah is moving against British territory and, with the Russians whispering in his ear, seeks to conquer the crucial city of Herat. The Empire's strength is under threat and the army must fight back.
As the British march to war, Jack learns that secrets crucial to the campaign's success are leaking into their enemies' hands. Ballard has brought him to the battlefield to end a spy's deceit. But who is the traitor?
THE DEVIL'S ASSASSIN sweeps Jack Lark through a thrilling tale of explosive action as the British face the Persian army in the inky darkness of the desert night.
Set in a decaying and violent twenty-first-century New York, Ambient tells the story of O'Malley, a very special bodyguard for an outrageously ruthless CEO named Dryden, and of his attempts to woo Dryden's personal femme fatale, Avalon. But what begins as a simple case of unrequited love quickly turns into a complicated deathtrap involving corporate intrigue, murderous family rivalries, and perverse subcultures.
A stylish and brilliantly inventive novel, Ambient creates a world that is powerful, convincing, and prophetically real.
But Jake is such a darling little boy! And he's already captured her heart. What does she have to lose? If Sam's work keeps him on the road enough, she won't have to deal with him much at all.
Maybe this just might work.
All Sam du Cannon wants is a good mom for his son. He's had it with women. Doesn't ever plan to get involved with another woman again. That makes Nella perfect for him. He's never been overly attracted to plus-size women, so if Nella agrees to marry him, he won't have to worry about being tempted to have a relationship with her.
At least, that's what he keeps telling himself.
As they lay exhausted from making love, Sam said, "You are, without a doubt, the most passionate woman I have ever known. And you turn me on more than any woman ever has."
Not knowing what to say, Nella just reached up and lightly kissed him. "You ain't seen nothing yet," she whispered her promise.
Soon they both drifted into a contented sleep.
Publisher's Note: The trade paperback & audiobook versions of Nobody's Perfect have a new cover. The ebook still features the original cover.
本書創新的寫作形式、勇於探索禁忌話題，以及筆力萬鈞，直接影響了Thomas Pynchon、J.G..Ballard、William Gibson等褻瀆文學的作家，影響力並擴及音樂、電影等藝術形態，甚至直接衝擊媒體。
—— J.G.巴勒德（J.G. Ballard），英國作家，著有《超速性追緝》等書
—— 泰瑞．索恩（Terry Southern），美國劇作家，作品有《奇愛博士》、《逍遙騎士》等
——瓊．蒂蒂安（Joan Didion）， 美國作家，著有《奇想之年》
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Fresh from the virtual pages of Nerve.com comes this collection of "naughty bits," an irreverent look into the steamy, scandalous side of literature past and present. With bite-sized salacious excerpts from the classics -- new and old -- each with a fresh, insightful introduction, The Naughty Bits presents the world's great books as you never thought you'd see them.
Includes naughty bits by:
D. H. Lawrence
M. F. K. Fisher
Marquis de Sade
Sir Philip Sidney
The Pearl Poet
J. G. Ballard
Mario Vargas Llosa
Jean de Meun
The Old Testament
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ich tippte auf die Bremse und ließ den Wagen ausrollen. Da stand ich nun, vor dem kleinen alten Friedhof im Norden der Stadt, und mir war ehrlich gesagt nicht ganz geheuer, denn der Anruf, der mich hierher geholt hatte, konnte eine Falle sein.
Die Friedhofsmauer sah brüchig aus. An vielen Stellen war der Verputz abgeblättert, und graurote Ziegel kamen zum Vorschein. Ich öffnete die Fahrzeugtür - und spürte sofort die drohende Aura des Bösen...
Misstrauisch ließ ich meinen Blick schweifen, ehe ich den weißen Peugeot verließ. Meine Hand glitt in die Jacke; ich prüfte den Sitz meines Colt Diamondback, der in der Schulterhalfter steckte. Meine Nerven waren zum Zerreißen gespannt...
Die legendäre Höllenschwert-Trilogie aus der Horror-Serie TONY BALLARD von A.F. Morland - erstmals zusammengefasst in einem Band und ergänzt um ein Vorwort von A.F. Morland sowie um Illustrationen von Christian Dörge.
Riley Crane woke up fully dressed, a gun under her pillow, and covered in blood. Even more frightening, she didn’t remember what happened the night before. In fact, she barely remembered the previous three weeks.
An ex-army officer, now a federal agent assigned to the Special Crimes Unit, Riley was a chameleon–a clairvoyant who could blend in with her surroundings, be anyone or anything she chose to be. The SCU’s expert on the occult, she’d been sent to the beachfront cottage on Opal Island by her enigmatic chief, Noah Bishop, to investigate reports of dangerous occult activity.
But that was three weeks ago. Now she’s awoken to discover that she’s got a sexy new man in her life and an unreliable memory, and that the clairvoyant abilities she’s always depended on to protect her are MIA. Worse yet, with SCU resources stretched thinner than ever before, Riley is alone and without backup, feeling her way through a deadly game of blindman’s buff, where no one around her is quite who or what they seem. And a bizarre murder is only the first jarring reminder of how high the stakes really are.
Bishop wants Riley off the case. So does powerful local D.A. Ash Prescott. Both her old retired army buddy Gordon Skinner and Sheriff Jake Ballard believe she can catch a vicious killer. But one of these four men knows exactly what’s going on in this coastal community, and that’s knowledge Riley desperately needs. For what Riley can’t remember is more than enough to cost her her life. This time evil isn’t just closer than she thinks–it’s already there.
From the Hardcover edition.
On the thirty-fifth anniversary of his parents' mysterious drowning, Jack Koryan returns to his family beach cottage. During a swim, Jack is attacked by a school of rare jellyfish whose toxic stings put him in a coma for three years.
When he awakens, he finds that the jellyfish toxin has left him with an extraordinary memory that impresses his doctors. This discovery is complicated by flashbacks: some, pleasant childhood vignettes, others, confusing flashes of violence that leave him quaking in horror.
Jack wonders if he's losing his mind, but that fear is dispelled by Rene Ballard, a pharmacologist working on the world's first cure for Alzheimer's Disease. She wants to test Jack because the basis of the drug is the very jellyfish toxin that sent Jack into a coma. And, while several test patients have miraculously regained functionality, others are also experiencing dangerous flashback seizures.
Ballard's revelation sets Jack on a quest to discover what is happening to him. He and Rene uncover a sinister pattern of lies and deceit that has left behind a trail of bodies, and several elderly patients stuck in a past that they cannot emerge from--or don't want to.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Biddle volunteered and was active in France from 1917, where he flew as a volunteer, initially for the French in Escadrille 73, and then in the American 103rd Aero Squadron (the Lafayette Escadrille), and then the 13th Aero Squadron and 4th Pursuit Group (which he commanded).
His memoir was published shortly after his return to the United States and so provides an immediacy that is lacking in other books that were written later. It is important in that accounts of U.S. pilots from this period are relatively rare, even as he also paints a compelling picture of a group of Americans fighting as volunteers for the French. Biddle’s U.S. compatriots soon established their own capability and wrung free of French direction—and as this book reveals it was largely because of their combat prowess.
For his service Biddle was awarded the French Legion of Honour, the Croix de Guerre, the American Distinguished Service Cross and the Belgian Order of Leopold II. After the war, Biddle rejoined his family law firm in Philadelphia. He died in 1972.
Organized in April 1916, No.60 Squadron went to France the next month. It participated in not only the Somme campaign but Arras, Passchendaele and the March 1918 offensive. Group Captain A.J.L. Scott has written in this book not only of the aces under his command but of their German opponents, who were not childs-play. His account begins with the early stages of scouting and closes with the final concepts of offensive aerial combat during World War I. In the intervening period No.60 Squadron achieved an impressive 274 victories over enemy aircraft.
Many of those mentioned in these pages, first published in 1920, remained in aviation in the years after the war and during World War II, with considerable success
"Howl has all the depth, complexity, and moving power of that most haunting of sounds: the howl of a wild wolf. Bird shows us that the gap between tameness and wildness…is not so far as it might seem, and we ought to venture across to find out how wild feels. [Howl is] an education on a singular animal and an identification with a singular storyteller."
"An accessible, quick-paced read, [Howl] extends the reader's imagination to see wolves and many other issues in perspectives he or she might not have ever anticipated…Bird's book demonstrates what creative nonfiction can accomplish in motivating a disconnected citizenry to rediscover and rejuvenate its relationship with nature and the non–human world."
—THE UTAH REVIEW
"Howl: of Woman and Wolf is an emotional, spiritual and educational literary journey…with fascinating information about wolves, it makes for a soulful, intriguing story."
—THE DESERET NEWS
"Transporting the reader to her beloved high deserts and canyons with her gorgeous prose…Susan Imhoff Bird seamlessly weaves the story of the wolf with her own narrative."
—BLUE RIDGE OUTDOORS
"With humor, sensitivity, and probing intelligence, Bird's inquiry into the world of the wolf weaves an outer journey with inner way-finding, resulting in an inspiring book about more than being human—it's about being alive."
—MARY ELLEN HANNIBAL, author of The Spine of the Continent: The Race to Save America's Last, Best Wilderness
"A well–rounded wolf tale told by a writer who is comfortable both inside and outside her human skin. It speaks with an unsheltered heart reaching beyond loss for a wilder tether, that ancient yet enduring story of (wo)man and beast."
—DOUG PEACOCK, author of Grizzly Years
"With wit, emotion and passion, Susan thinks like many who have pondered the issue do not. It's well worth the time reading this preciously fresh look at an ancient conflict."
—DOUG SMITH, author of Decade of the Wolf, senior wildlife biologist, Yellowstone National Park
"The brave writers of natural history understand both the technical and the spiritual sides of ecology; and they don't shy from either. Susan Imhoff Bird is one of these."
—MICHAEL SOULE, editor of Conservation Biology: Research priorities for the next decade
"A quest to find the heart and soul of the wolf."
—RICK MCINTYRE, author of A Society of Wolves
Commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the reintroduction of wolves to the American West, Howl follows Susan Imhoff Bird's exploration into the passions and controversies surrounding nature's most fascinating predator. At a crossroads in her own life, Bird travels around the West, talking with wolf watchers, landowners, wildlife managers, conservationists, and hunters about their understandings of what matters most, which almost always is their connection with the natural world. However, the often-conflicting issues raised by hunters, ranchers, and politicians prompt Bird's personal examination of wolf science, myths, and ethics, culminating in her conviction that wolves must be allowed to recover and thrive on our lands. Along the way, Bird begins to unleash her own wild nature, learning to howl and inviting us to do the same.
Susan Imhoff Bird finds inspiration in Utah's canyons, valleys, and water-sculpted rock. She can often be found on her bicycle or snowshoes, absorbing the wisdom of the natural world. Bird lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Warum sieht Kaleb Ballard plötzlich Menschen aus der Vergangenheit? Er gehört zwar dem„Hourglass“ an, einer Organisation von Menschen mit übersinnlichen Kräften, aber Visionen zählen definitiv nicht zu seinen Fähigkeiten. Jemand scheint die Zeit zu manipulieren, und Kaleb hat auch schon eine Vermutung, wer. Er verdächtigt Jack Landers, der bereits versucht hatte, sowohl Kalebs Vater als auch seine große Liebe Emerson Cole umzubringen. Kaleb muss Landers finden und ihn ein für alle Mal stoppen. Aber wie kann man jemanden aufhalten, der unberechenbar durch die Zeit springt?
Die perfekte Mischung aus Mystery, Spannung und Liebesgeschichte.
Speculations ran wild, the wildest of which figured him a ghostly survivor from a bygone century when lions last roamed the eastern United States. But a more fantastic scenario of facts soon unfolded. The lion was three years old, with a DNA trail embarking from the Black Hills of South Dakota on a cross-country odyssey eventually passing within thirty miles of New York City. It was the farthest landbound trek ever recorded for a wild animal in America, by a barely weaned teenager venturing solo through hostile terrain.
William Stolzenburg retraces his two-year journey--from his embattled birthplace in the Black Hills, across the Great Plains and the Mississippi River, through Midwest metropolises and remote northern forests, to his tragic finale upon Connecticut's Gold Coast. Along the way, the lion traverses lands with people gunning for his kind, as well as those championing his cause.
Heart of a Lion is a story of one heroic creature pitting instinct against towering odds, coming home to a society deeply divided over his return. It is a testament to the resilience of nature, and a test of humanity's willingness to live again beside the ultimate symbol of wildness.
Lorsqu’elle apprend qu’elle est enceinte de Jason Foley, Penny McCord a du mal à contenir sa joie. Certes, leurs deux familles se détestent depuis des générations, mais elle ne doute pas que Jason sera fou de bonheur et que la force de leur amour viendra à bout de tous les obstacles. Des illusions qui volent pourtant bien vite en éclats quand elle apprend la terrible vérité : Jason ne l’a séduite que pour obtenir des renseignements sur la célèbre famille McCord...
Le parfum des souvenirs, de Emily McKay
Claire n’a jamais oublié Matt Ballard, l’homme qui fut son premier amour, et qu’elle n’a jamais vraiment cessé d’aimer. Pourtant, lorsqu’elle apprend que celui-ci est de retour à Palo Verde, elle est loin de se réjouir. Au contraire même, elle sent une immense panique l’envahir. Car elle sait que Matt ne manquera pas de venir lui demander des comptes, et que, cette fois, il exigera de savoir pourquoi elle l’a quitté si brutalement quelques années plus tôt. Une question à laquelle, hélas, elle n’a toujours pas le droit de répondre...
Col. George Wright’s campaign against the Yakima, Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Palouse, and other Indian peoples of eastern Washington Territory was intended to punish them for a recent attack on another U.S. Army force. Wright had once appeared to respect the Indians of the Upper Columbia Plateau, but in 1858 he led a brief war noted for its violence, bloodshed, and summary trials and executions. Today, many critics view his actions as war crimes, but among white settlers and politicians of the time, Wright was a patriotic hero who helped open the Inland Northwest to settlement. “Hang Them All” offers a comprehensive account of Wright’s campaigns and explores the controversy surrounding his legacy.
Over thirty days, Wright’s forces defeated a confederation of Plateau warriors in two battles, destroyed their food supplies, slaughtered animals, burned villages, took hostages, and ordered the hanging of sixteen prisoners. Seeking the reasons for Wright’s turn toward mercilessness, Cutler asks hard questions: If Wright believed he was limiting further bloodshed, why were his executions so gruesomely theatrical and cruel? How did he justify destroying food supplies and villages and killing hundreds of horses? Was Wright more violent than his contemporaries, or did his actions reflect a broader policy of taking Indian lands and destroying Native cultures?
Stripped of most of their territory, the Plateau tribes nonetheless survived and preserved their cultures. With Wright’s reputation called into doubt, some northwesterners question whether an army fort and other places in the region should be named for him. Do historically based names honor an undeserving murderer, or prompt a valuable history lesson? In examining contemporary and present-day treatments of Wright and the incident, “Hang Them All” adds an important, informed voice to this continuing debate.