Texas Far and Wide: The Tornado with Eyes, Gettysburg’s Last Casualty, the Celestial Skipping Stone and Other Tales

Author: E.R. Bills

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 162585918X

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 144

View: 2297

The sheer volume of remarkable Texan exploits creates a dizzying tally for the proudest of its citizens. So it happens that inexplicable marvels slip past an entire state of storytellers and world-famous legends live as anonymous neighbors. Ever hear the story about the escaped ape in the Big Thicket? Or the "Interplanetary Capital of the Universe" that sat on the Gulf Coast? Does the cowboy hat that warmed U.S.-China relations ring a bell? From the Staked Plain Quakers to the Kaiser Burnout, E.R. Bills delves into some of the most fascinating chapters of overlooked Texas lore.

Texas Far and Wide

The Tornado with Eyes, Gettysburg’s Last Casualty, the Celestial Skipping Stone and Other Tales

Author: E.R. Bills

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 143966305X

Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 6707

The sheer volume of remarkable Texan exploits creates a dizzying tally for the proudest of its citizens. So it happens that inexplicable marvels slip past an entire state of storytellers and world-famous legends live as anonymous neighbors. Ever hear the story about the escaped ape in the Big Thicket? Or the "Interplanetary Capital of the Universe" that sat on the Gulf Coast? Does the cowboy hat that warmed U.S.-China relations ring a bell? From the Staked Plain Quakers to the Kaiser Burnout, E.R. Bills delves into some of the most fascinating chapters of overlooked Texas lore.

Texas Towns

From Abner to Zipperlandville

Author: Don Blevins

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1556229763

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 4233

This is a smart volume full of peculiar places. The author details counties, routes and landmarks that distinguish villages' quirky names scattered throughout the Lone Star State.

Out Of Control

The New Biology Of Machines, Social Systems, And The Economic World

Author: Kevin Kelly

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 078674703X

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 8802

Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.

Texas Obscurities

Stories of the Peculiar, Exceptional & Nefarious

Author: E.R. Bills

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625847653

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 1644

Some of these quirky true stories might surprise even the most proud Texan. Austin sat the first all-woman state supreme court in the nation in 1925. A utopian colony thrived in Kristenstad during the Great Depression. Bats taken from the Bracken and Ney Caves and Devil's Sinkhole were developed as a secret weapon that vied with the Manhattan Project to shorten World War II. In Slaton in 1922, German priest Joseph M. Keller was kidnapped, tarred and feathered amid anti-German fervor following World War I. Author E.R. Bills offers this collection of trials, tribulations and intrigue that is sure to enrich one's understanding of the biggest state in the Lower Forty-eight.

20% Chance of Rain

Exploring the Concept of Risk

Author: Richard B. Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118116364

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 9556

There are plenty of books on specialized risk topics but few that deal with the broad diversity and daily applicability of this subject. Risk applications require a robust knowledge of many attributes of this seemingly simple subject. This book teaches the reader through examples and case studies the fundamental (and subtle) aspects of risk - regardless of the specific situation. The text allows the reader to understand the concept of risk analysis while not getting too involved in the mathematics; in this method the reader can apply these techniques across a wide range of situations. The second edition includes new examples from NASA and several other industries as well as new case studies from legal databases. The many real-life discussion topics enable the reader to form an understanding of the concepts of risk and risk management and apply them to day-to-day issues.

Nuclear Proliferation and Terrorism in the Post-9/11 World

Author: David Hafemeister

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319253670

Category: Science

Page: 434

View: 6533

This book fills a clear gap in the literature for a technically-focused book covering nuclear proliferation and related issues post-9/11. Using a concept-led approach which serves a broad readership, it provides detailed overview of nuclear weapons, nuclear proliferation and international nuclear policy. The author addresses topics including offensive and defensive missile systems, command and control, verification, weapon effects, and nuclear testing. A chronology of nuclear arms is presented including detailed discussion of the Cold War, proliferation, and arms control treaties. The book is tailored to courses on nuclear proliferation, and the general reader will also find it a fascinating introduction to the science and strategy behind international nuclear policy in the modern era.

Falling Upwards

How We Took to the Air

Author: Richard Holmes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307908704

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 913

**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)** **Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013** **The New Republic Best Books of 2013** In this heart-lifting chronicle, Richard Holmes, author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, follows the pioneer generation of balloon aeronauts, the daring and enigmatic men and women who risked their lives to take to the air (or fall into the sky). Why they did it, what their contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet is a compelling adventure that only Holmes could tell. His accounts of the early Anglo-French balloon rivalries, the crazy firework flights of the beautiful Sophie Blanchard, the long-distance voyages of the American entrepreneur John Wise and French photographer Felix Nadar are dramatic and exhilarating. Holmes documents as well the balloons used to observe the horrors of modern battle during the Civil War (including a flight taken by George Armstrong Custer); the legendary tale of at least sixty-seven manned balloons that escaped from Paris (the first successful civilian airlift in history) during the Prussian siege of 1870-71; the high-altitude exploits of James Glaisher (who rose) seven miles above the earth without oxygen, helping to establish the new science of meteorology); and how Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jules Verne felt the imaginative impact of flight and allowed it to soar in their work. A seamless fusion of history, art, science, biography, and the metaphysics of flights, Falling Upwards explores the interplay between technology and imagination. And through the strange allure of these great balloonists, it offers a masterly portrait of human endeavor, recklessness, and vision. (With 24 pages of color illustrations, and black-and-white illustrations throughout.) From the Hardcover edition.

The 1910 Slocum Massacre

An Act of Genocide in East Texas

Author: E. R. Bills

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 9781626193529

Category: History

Page: 159

View: 6561

Explore the history of the massacre that took place in 1910 in Slocum, Texas.

West Virginia and Its People

Author: Thomas Condit Miller,Hu Maxwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: West Virginia

Page: N.A

View: 2905

Low #4

Author: Rick Remender

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

View: 3181

On their journey to the Earth's surface, Stel Kane and her son must travel through the Third City, a lost utopia, long abandoned and ruled by a tribe of villainous pirates. The very same pirates who killed Stel's husband and stole her daughters many years ago.

Low Vol. 4: Outer Aspects Of Inner Attitudes

Author: Rick Remender

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 1534307087

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 136

View: 8909

Tajo returns to her family home on Salus, to find a city on the brink of devastation. There is no food, no air, no hope for mankind's last great dome city. Now, Tajo must band together with IO, a man carrying a secret millennia old, and Mertali, a brave mermaid from the gladiator pits of Poluma, to fight for a better future for everyone. But death stalks the desolate streets of Salus, a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to see the city drown in its own bloodÑa killer that Tajo created, and now must face again one final time. Collects LOW #16-19

Texas Dissident

Dispatches from a Diminished State 2006-2016

Author: E. R. Bills

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681790954

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 220

View: 1179

Texas is known as a stronghold of conservative politics and values--in many cases ultraconservative--but those beliefs are taken to task in E.R. Bills' new book, Texas Dissident: Dispatches from a Diminished State, 2006-2016. A growing number of Texans are tired of Lone Star Conservatives, sick of being embarrassed by their political representatives and horrified by the devolution of the state conversation in terms of race, sex, sexual orientation, immigration, religious freedom, environmental responsibility, etc. From 2006-2016, Texas contrarian E.R. Bills came out swinging on these issues, and in these insightful, evocative missives, spares no purveyor of the farcical Lone Star status quo. Bills unique perspective on these tops is indispensable. His last offering, Black Holocaust: The Paris Horror and a Legacy of Texas Terror (Eakin Press, 2015) documented an era when Texans burned an average of one African American a year at the stake for three decades. And his seminal book, The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas (The History Press, 2014) was a catalyst for the dedication of a historical marker commemorating the atrocity.

China Revolutionized

Author: John Stuart Thomson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 590

View: 7030

Black Holocaust

The Paris Horror and a Legacy of Texas Terror

Author: E. R. Bills

Publisher: Eakin Press

ISBN: 9781681790176

Category: History

Page: 198

View: 2888

From 1891 to 1922, Texans burned an average of one person of color at the stake a year for three decades. These burnings typically featured carnival atmospheres with thousands in attendance, including men, women and children who later described the spectacles as jovial "barbecues" or "roasts," and commemorated the events with "lynching" postcards. It was a period when many white Texans-previously enraged by Reconstruction-reasserted white primacy and terrorized black Texans with impunity. Join author E. R. Bills in this recounting of an African American holocaust. E. R. Bills is a Texas author and historian who also wrote "The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas" and "Texas Obscurities:: Stories of the Peculiar, Exceptional and Nefarious."

Road Kill

Texas Horror by Texas Writers

Author: E. R. Bills

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681790992

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 4456

A mother's love is tested by the walking, crawling and thumb-sucking dead in "Mama's Babies." A famous author lays his process bare in "A Writer's Lot." Not for the faint of heart, this terrifying batch of Texas horror fiction delivers a host of literary demons who will be hard to shake once they get comfortable.

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement

Research on what Works in Schools

Author: Robert J. Marzano

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871209721

Category: Education

Page: 219

View: 1671

Provides information on how to use sustained silent reading and instruction in subject-specific vocabulary terms to attain academic achievement.

Rake with a Frozen Heart

Author: Marguerite Kaye

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373296886

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6341

THE MAN WHO COULD NEVER LOVE Waking up in a stranger's bed, Henrietta Markham encounters the most darkly sensual man she has ever met. The last thing she remembers is being attacked by a housebreaker-yet being rescued by the notorious Earl of Pentland feels much more dangerous! Since the cataclysmic failure of his marriage, ice has flowed in Rafe St. Alban's veins. But meeting impetuous, all-too-distracting governess Henrietta heats his blood to the boiling point. When she's accused of theft, Rafe finds himself offering to clear her name. Can Henrietta's innocence bring this hardened rake to his knees?