A Sea in Flames

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout

Author: Carl Safina

Publisher: Crown

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 549

Carl Safina has been hailed as one of the top 100 conservations of the 20th century (Audubon Magazine) and A Sea in Flames is his blistering account of the months-long manmade disaster that tormented a region and mesmerized the nation. Traveling across the Gulf to make sense of an ever-changing story and its often-nonsensical twists, Safina expertly deconstructs the series of calamitous misjudgments that caused the Deepwater Horizon blowout, zeroes in on BP’s misstatements, evasions, and denials, reassesses his own reaction to the government’s crisis handling, and reviews the consequences of the leak—and what he considers the real problems, which the press largely overlooked. Safina takes us deep inside the faulty thinking that caused the lethal explosion. We join him on aerial surveys across an oil-coated sea. We confront pelicans and other wildlife whose blue universe fades to black. Safina skewers the excuses and the silly jargon—like “junk shot” and “top kill”—that made the tragedy feel like a comedy of horrors—and highlighted Big Oil’s appalling lack of preparedness for an event that was inevitable. Based on extensive research and interviews with fishermen, coastal residents, biologists, and government officials, A Sea In Flames has some surprising answers on whether it was “Obama’s Katrina,” whether the Coast Guard was as inept in its response as BP was misleading, and whether this worst unintended release of oil in history was really America’s worst ecological disaster. Impassioned, moving, and even sharply funny, A Sea in Flames is ultimately an indictment of America’s main addiction. Safina writes: “In the end, this is a chronicle of a summer of pain—and hope. Hope that the full potential of this catastrophe would not materialize, hope that the harm done would heal faster than feared, and hope that even if we didn’t suffer the absolutely worst—we’d still learn the big lesson here. We may have gotten two out of three. That’s not good enough. Because: there’ll be a next time.”

A Sea of Flames

Author: Walter Lucius

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 940

*PRE-ORDER THIS RIVETING THRILLER* Journalist Farah Hafez is after another killer story. But at what risk to herself? What connects the following? War correspondent Raylan Chapelle suffering a horrifying experience in Saigon, 1965. His son, newsman Paul Chapelle, thirty years later, in Moscow to investigate an attack on his former colleague. While there, he stumbles on a well-guarded secret. Farah herself, in the garden of the presidential palace in Kabul, forced to relive a traumatic event from her childhood. Different people. Different places. Different times. But all entangled by threads of love and war - threads that Farah can't help but unravel, no matter the cost . . .

Sea of Flames

Star Crossed Academy Series. bk. 1

Author: Wendy Knight

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Elements

Page: 306

View: 922

He's loved her since he was five years old. And he will never feel her touch. Adara is literally fire, and Beck is ice. Even the barest hint of touch burns them both. He loves her with everything he has. Which is why he has to let her go. Beck and Adara were raised together at Vitolas Academy, an elite boarding school for elementals. They learned to add, subtract, read, and harness the powers flowing through them. They learned to fight. To become soldiers, warriors, hunters. But never lovers. It would hurt too much. It takes everything Beck has to keep Adara at arms' length. She deserves a life with physical affection, and that's a life he can't give her. Not without a miracle. A miracle that might come from the last source he expects--the monsters that he's spent his whole life learning to fight. The monsters that threaten his whole world. The monsters that hold the key to Adara's heart and soul.

Legend of Saint Demon

Volume 14

Author: Shen YeFaChou

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 161

[Previous Chapter] [Table of Contents] [Next Chapter] Perhaps it was a trick of the heavens, but when a person was born and was destined to become the devil king that destroyed the world, how would the person choose? What was the difference between a good person and a bad person? Do bad people always commit all sorts of crimes? Those so-called good people wouldn't do anything bad? Perhaps fate could not be changed ... 

Movement in a Sea of Flames

The Non Violent Struggle for Peace in Vietnam

Author: Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Pacifism

Page: 1

View: 208

Out of Nihility

Volume 18

Author: Wu ZiQi

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 851

Since the birth of the Yinyang Continent, the two races of Yin and Yang had been born and bred. The Yang Race possessed the attribute of 'goodness', and possessed all sorts of superpowers to defend their 'goodness'. The attribute of the Yin Clan was' evil '. Demons, demons, ghosts, and other creatures belonged to it. They wanted to enslave the Yang Clan and control the entire continent. A youth who had comprehended 'creating from nothing' from the 'Classic of Virtue' was not tolerated by the current Heavenly Dao and had his body destroyed. His soul, by chance and coincidence, was taken in by the Yinyang Continent and reborn into the body of an ordinary Yang Clan youth. None: "The Yang race is good, forsaken by the Evil God; the Yin race is evil, born of the Good God. Tell me what is evil and what is good? " Close]

Asura Continent

Book 8

Author: Ban MuFangTang

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 818

Perhaps for Lu Yang, fate is unfair.He is the childe of the Lu family, but also the most humble illegitimate of the Lu family. The father and his principal wife lived in the exquisite courtyard, but Lu Yang and his mother who were abandoned by the family lived in the most deserted cottage. Lu Yang dod not understand literature, nor did he have the martial cultivation. Even if he is ridiculed as a waste by the people, there is no way.That year, Lu Yang was humiliated and lost his loved ones. Now, returning from the Asura world, Lu Yang wants to change all of this, and let Heaven and Earth submit to his feet.☆About the Author☆Banmu Pond is an excellent fantasy novel writer. He has written a total of eight novels, including Asura Continent, Piggy's School Years, Yin and Yang Ghost Emperor and so on. The pen name of Banmu Pond was taken from the poem of Zhu Xi, a poet of the Song Dynasty. The author expressed his attitude towards reading and the pursuit of new knowledge.

Supreme Conceited Emperor

Volume 11

Author: Bai PaoKe

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 322

In his previous life, he was a wild emperor, but his father was in trouble. He took his fiancee to rescue his father from danger. What he did not expect was that his fiancee killed him at a critical moment, which made him very shocked and angry. In this life, he was reborn into the body of a dismal teenager. The teenager's father was the most powerful person in the family, but one day, an accident caused the teenager's brother to die and father disappeared, which led helpless him was framed to death. As a soul crossed into the teenager's body, thinking they both had the similar miserable experiences, he was determined to avenge for that boy! ☆About the Author☆ Bai Pao Ke, a well-known online novelist, has authored many novels, including representative works such as Supreme Conceited Emperor and The Emperor Ziwei. His novels have been loved by everyone for his ups and downs.

Campus Beauty, Scamp Master

Volume 9

Author: Wo ChiMaLaTang

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 528

Wang Xiao was driven down the mountain by his master. His internal energy was sealed, and he was also misunderstood by a beauty to be his fiancé. In order to protect his cheap fiancee, he had decided to stay at the school of beauties. In order to protect his fiancee, he had turned the tides in the city.

Otherworld: The Magic Martial Rogue

Volume 4

Author: Xin BanHongShuangXi

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

View: 977

Lin Xiaofeng, who is extremely clever, usually does a lot of bad things, but his academic performance is very good. He lead a happy life. One day, a sudden car accident made him travel through ancient times and become the son of a wealthy family.He quickly figured out the situation and decided to start learning martial arts. Only with high strength can he gain a place in this imperious royal family. Let's see how he promotes himself to protect his family.☆About the Author☆Xin Ban Hong Shuang Xi, a well-known author of online novels, has authored many novels. Among them, "Otherworld: The Magic Martial Rogue" has been loved by most people for its ups and downs and humorous language.

Peerless Martial God 2

Volume 8

Author: Captain Q

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 463

View: 178

There was another universe beyond this world, Lin Feng achieved to be the pinnecal without any fearness. There was another universe beyond this world surprisingly. All the supreme gathered here. Lin Feng broke into this universe to fight with these pinnacle. He was so brave that he could face the question and challenge from his opponent. He was bably injured, and he realized the difficulties of battle, While he didn't give up. Instead, he is even more brave. At last, he beated everyone and aroused everyone's wonder. ☆About the Author☆ Captain Q, a male online novelist who does really well in fantasy novels. He has written 2 novels and the one gained a lot attention. Readers are attracted by the quality of not afraid of difficulties that the novel charactor has.

The Devil Sovereign

Volume 5

Author: Mo Zun

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 194

This was a mysterious continent. It was a completely different continent from Hua Xia. The Buddha of the West, the demons and demons from the Oasis of Hanhai, and the cultivators of Hanzhou ...The several factions were originally living in harmony with each other, but all of this was broken by a person called Beacon Zhang Yan. Han Feng, who crossed over from China, possessed Beacon Zhang Yan and also received the inheritance of the ancient cultivation technique. Would he be able to make a name for himself on this continent? Let everyone know that the sigil of the beacon was Han Feng, and that the Han Feng was the sigil of the beacon!

Nine Flames Sovereign

Volume 14

Author: Ai ChiBaiCai

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 409

View: 709

How could he had always been an ordinary people even though he's such a talented? How come it's diffcult for him to practice enlightenment to be immortal while his extraordinary capability was enviable?Let's find out the way, that the young man--Hanfeng managed to be immortal and dominant by means of Nine Fireworks Tower as well as his willpower! ☆About the Author☆ Ai Chibaicai. An internet writer who has written 5 online novels.Such as :Nine Flame Supreme,Supreme Supreme,Eternal Honor,The Infinite Real Fiary,among them.Nine Flame Supreme is one of the most popular one. Therefore, the author got a lot of fans.

Deliveryman of the Heaven

Volume 3

Author: Wu NianMoJian

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 107

Wei Qing had a very special job. Sending couts to all the deities of the six realms, and even snatching red packets from WeChat! From then on, Wei Qing's life became very enchanting. Di, you have a courier from the God of Fortune, please pay attention to check.

The Cinema of Latin America

Author: Alberto Elena

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 576

The Cinema of Latin America is the first volume in the new 24 Frames series of studies of national and regional cinema. In taking an explicitly text-centered approach, the books in this series offer a unique way of considering the particular concerns, styles and modes of representation of numerous national cinemas around the world. This volume focuses on the vibrant practices that make up Latin American cinema, a historically important regional cinema and one that is increasingly returning to popular and academic appreciation. Through 24 individual concise and insightful essays that each consider one significant film or documentary, the editors of this volume have compiled a unique introduction to the cinematic output of countries as diverse as Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile and Venezuala. The work of directors such as Luis Buñuel, Thomas Guiterrez Alea, Walter Salles, and Alfonso Arau is discussed and the collection includes in-depth studies of seminal works as such Los Olvidados, The Hour of the Furnaces, Like Water For Chocolate, Foreign Land, and Amoros Perros.

Wizard Emperor

Volume 5

Author: Wei Han

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 497

View: 605

Three thousand years of glory, dust and earth, eight thousand miles of journey; Yun and Yue! Soldiers in the battlefield, Magi feared by the world. Carrying the honor and prosperity of the Gong Yang family, would Li Mu choose to avenge his family or to stay loyal to the dying empire? The dead are gone, where is the living?! Shaman spirits were gradually awakening along with the growth of this young man, and when the Shaman who was above the power level had once again stepped onto the stage of history, he asked the whole world, who could compete against him?! My name is Li Mu, and I'm from Witch Prefecture. I'm a low-level martial practitioner of the True Martial University.

Peerless God Emperor

Volume 8

Author: Qian Qiuxue

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 725

Is there really a soul in the endless starfield that can give the unimaginable ability to ordinary people? Whether the beautiful pictures believed by countless people really exist? It seemed that destiny had abandoned Qin Xuan from the beginning. In order to open the road towards cultivation, Qin came to the cold area alone three years ago. Three years later, he still hadn't made any progress. It was also during these several years that his parents were framed and expelled from the family, and he was betrayed by close friends. Is there really a soul in the endless starfield that can give the unimaginable ability to ordinary people? Whether the beautiful pictures believed by countless people really exist? ☆About the Author☆ Qian Qiu Xue, a new web novelist, has the fiction debut "Peerless God Emperor". This fantasy novel is still ongoing and has accumulated nearly five million words. Because of the excellent literary quality, Qian Qiu Xue has become a contract writer of a novel website.

Blood Connection

Author: Lynn Marie Simpson

Publisher: Pine Lake Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 618

As a child, Alicia survived a brutal vampire attack that left her an orphan. As a woman she must face a painful past in order to embrace an uncertain future. For years, Kamenwati has watched over Alicia from a distance. Now he must help her discover her true nature if he hopes for a future for the two of them.

Arrogant Evil God

Volume 5

Author: Sheng RenWuMing

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

View: 389

A good-for-nothing young master who had received an unintentional awakening from the ancient bloodline, fighting against strong enemies, controlling divine beasts, and stirring up the winds and clouds in the Three Realms. If the heavens block me, the heavens will pierce through the heavens, and if the earth obstructs me, the earth will shatter the earth. I am the ruler of all gods.