A Most Amazing Scene of Wonders

Electricity and Enlightenment in Early America

Author: James Delbourgo

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: History

Page: 367

View: 535

Delbourgo traces electricity through early American culture, exploring the relationships amongst human, natural, and divine powers in the 18th century. By examining natural philosophers, showmen, preachers, and medical therapists, he shows how electrical experiences were connected to cultural concerns that defined the American Enlightenment.

Cherringham - Episode 16-18

A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

Author: Matthew Costello



Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 807

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 16 - 18: THE LAST PUZZLE When amiable old village eccentric Quentin Andrews dies, the good folk of Cherringham are astonished at the crowd that turns up to his funeral. But even more astonished are the beneficiaries of his will: Quentin has left a veritable fortune to whomever is the first who can solve an intricate 'Cherringham crossword.' That puzzle is only the first of many that Jack and Sarah will uncover as they follow the treasure hunt for clues and learn the truth about who Quentin Andrews really was. And the biggest mystery of them all ... was he - in fact - murdered? FINAL CUT When a big movie production comes to Cherringham, complete with lords, ladies, and flashing swords, the whole village is abuzz with excitement. But when a series of dangerous accidents threatens the life of the young lead, Zoe Harding, Sarah and Jack get involved. Are these really accidents? Or could they be something more sinister - even deadly? Who is trying to destroy the career of the beautiful young star - and why? THE VANISHING TOURIST When an American tourist goes missing in Cherringham, the local police don't see reason for concern - people often wander away from such tours. But when that tourist's sister shows up from New York, desperately looking for answers, Jack and Sarah become convinced there's more to the disappearance than meets the eye. Soon, they are entangled in a mystery with a secret history of betrayal, sacrifice, dishonour ... and death. Cherringham is a serial novel à la Charles Dickens, with a new mystery thriller released each month. Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick read for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa. Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90's, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and - most recently - the successful crime fiction series Cherringham. Now into its second season of 12 novellas, Cherringham is popular around the world and has been adapted as a series of audiobooks in Germany.

Lazarus #16

Author: Greg Rucka

Publisher: Image Comics


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

View: 766

"MERCY" The Conclave has ended, and the world once more is falling to chaos and violence. Sister Bernard travels between Family Domains, ministering to the Waste--and acting as a spy for the Carlyle Family.

A Great Big Girl Like Me

The Films of Marie Dressler

Author: Victoria Sturtevant

Publisher: University of Illinois Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

View: 371

A captivating study of one of classic Hollywood's most fascinating bodies

Success in GCSE Drama (14-16)

Author: Phil Parker

Publisher: Folens Limited


Category: Drama

Page: 196

View: 978

Success in GSCE Drama is accompanied by its own DVD, which showcases practical demonstrations by students themselves of teaching and learning points from each of the four schemes of work.


Author: Robert L. Hubbard, Jr.

Publisher: Zondervan Academic


Category: Religion

Page: 656

View: 927

Reading Joshua can be, frankly, a jarring experience. Serious, troubling questions about God’s attitude toward his created peoples arise, questions with noeasy answer. But the book of Joshua presents itself, warts (and wars!) and all, and asks readers to let it tell its story from its point of view and out of its ancient context. It asks them to give it the benefit of the doubt and permit it to speak to them. This commentary aims to give its voice a clear hearing — to translate its ancient cultural form in such a way that it freely speaks about the life of faith today. Basically, the book of Joshua tells how biblical Israel navigated a major historical transition early in its national life. The book shows that guiding these changes is Israel’s God, Yahweh, through his chosen servant, Joshua. The introductory sections to follow set the scene for entering the book of Joshua and the ancient world about which it reports. Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make thereturn journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable — but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our present-day context. Joshua helps readers learn how the message of Joshua can have the same powerful impact today that it did when it was first written.

The Sixteen Personality Types

Descriptions for Self-discovery

Author: Linda V. Berens

Publisher: Telos Publications


Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 52

View: 323

The 16 Personality Types, Descriptions for Self-Discovery is an invaluable tool for users of the MBTI and related instruments. These descriptions present a living systems approach to describing the 16 types. Dr. Berens and Dr. Nardi have captured the essence of the 16 type patterns and crafted descriptions to be used to by individuals to clarify their best-fit type.

Index to 16mm Educational Films

Author: National Information Center for Educational Media



Category: Motion pictures


View: 680

16 Manor Way

Author: Nicholas Holbrook

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd




View: 179

Description This is the story of the Holbrooks, who lived in 16 Manor Way in South London. On the outside they were a very affluent and normal Medical family, but their life together was to be far from normal. The two children were adopted separately, their Mum was an alcoholic, and one dark winter's night she climbed the stairs to commit suicide. Nick Holbrook tells the whole story of what it was like to grow up with this family. With great personal detail, his book documents what happened over their 20 years of life together and how those events have affected him so greatly to this day. Read their story if you have an interest in Adoption, Alcoholism, Suicide and Family Relationships. It's both a powerful and tragic family story where things might have been so different. About the Author Nick Holbrook is 48 and lives with his wife and children in Berkshire. He was adopted as a very young child, together with his sister, and another child who was taken back by her mother. He grew up in what he now sees was a highly privileged environment in a medical family in South London but his mother was an alcoholic. He considers himself to have been hugely impacted on by adoption, alcoholism and by the sudden death of his sister through meningitis. One thing that Nick has come to believe in as a result of his childhood experiences, is the importance of having what he calls crucial conversations. These did not happen in his family, particularly with his father. An actor, stand-up comedian and Professional Sales Trainer, Nick speaks French and Spanish fluently, and he both reads and writes on a diverse range of subjects.

The Shepherd's Song

Author: Dr. Lynn Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 876

Tune your ear to the shepherd's song, and let its powerful melody bring you back into harmony with God. Your life is going well—you are winning the battles of faith and enjoying your relationships with people and with God. Suddenly, you stumble. Things go wrong—you lose your job; your marriage crumbles; or a loved one dies. Through prayer and perseverance, you recover and regain your strength; but disaster strikes again—unexpected temptation shakes your faith—and you find yourself searching for answers. Suddenly, you hear a friendly, calm voice singing a song of strength and renewal. A handsome man from the past appears; he extends a hand of hope and lifts you to your feet. He introduces himself as David, the shepherd. He begins to sing a beautiful song—the song of his life, his struggles and victories—and the melody of his life amazingly resembles your own. Accept his invitation and discover how the most thrilling and adventurous life in Scripture holds valuable meaning for your own life of faith. Anderson's extensive research and travels throughout the Holy Lands eminently qualify him to lead you on this journey of faith. At times, you will visualize David's adventures so clearly you will feel as though you are there. Other times, your view of the shepherd turned king will be eclipsed by the reflection of yourself. But at all times, you will hear the song—the shepherd's song—and it will give hope and meaning to your own life's song.

AV Guide

The Learning Media Magazine




Category: Audio-visual education


View: 854

Spark from the Deep

How Shocking Experiments with Strongly Electric Fish Powered Scientific Discovery

Author: William J. Turkel

Publisher: JHU Press


Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 215

Spark from the Deep tells the story of how human beings came to understand and use electricity by studying the evolved mechanisms of strongly electric fish. These animals have the ability to shock potential prey or would-be predators with high-powered electrical discharges. William J. Turkel asks completely fresh questions about the evolutionary, environmental, and historical aspects of people’s interest in electric fish. Stimulated by painful encounters with electric catfish, torpedos, and electric eels, people learned to harness the power of electric shock for medical therapies and eventually developed technologies to store, transmit, and control electricity. Now we look to these fish as an inspiration for engineering new sensors, computer interfaces, autonomous undersea robots, and energy-efficient batteries.

Amazing Activities for Minecrafters

Puzzles and Games for Hours of Entertainment!


Publisher: Sky Pony


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 312

Almost 100 activities inspired by Minecraft that boys and girls will love: word search, spot the difference, crossword puzzles, mazes, and more! Gamers can explore new biomes, battle ferocious mobs, and build dazzling new structures wherever you are—whether on a long car trip or at the beach! This vibrant, fun book of activities for is jam-packed with puzzles and games to keep even the most meticulous Minecrafter entertained for hours upon hours. Games include: Stave Says Creeper Twins Hostile Mob Alpha Code Squared Up: Farm Bobs Find the Portal And more This adventure series is created especially for readers who love the fight of good vs. evil, magical academies like Hogwarts in the Harry Potter saga, and games like Minecraft, Terraria, and Pokemon GO. Beat your boredom with a treasure trove of activities, straight from your favorite game!

Beautifully Embellished Landscapes

125 Tips & Techniques to Create Stunning Quilts

Author: Joyce Becker

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 840

New Ideas to Bring Your Landscape Quilts to Life! You won't believe the realistic effects you can achieve in your next landscape quilt! Amazing variety of techniques includes paints, markers, stamps, photo printing and artwork, threadwork and lace, sheer overlays and Angelina fibers, and so much more. Create realistic special effects for water, reflections, skies, snow, gardens, and buildings. Great ideas for landscape-inspired gifts including greeting cards, photo transfers, and small quilts. Spectacular results are within your reach, when you try the techniques developed by landscape expert Joyce Becker. Play like a kid in kindergarten: special paints, fibers, and tools are easy to find and fun to use. Over 200 photos and illustrations for inspiration, plus 8 complete projects.

Shackleton's Photographer


Publisher: Shane Murphy


Category: Anarctica


View: 276

A richly illustrated biography of the life and times and personality of Frank Hurley and the Endurance expedition.

The Best in Tent Camping: Washington

A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos

Author: Jeanne Pyle

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press


Category: Travel

Page: 208

View: 621

From the Olympic Peninsula to Puget Sound, the Emerald State offers a wealth of camping opportunities. This expert guide profiles 50 of the state's best campsites, using a handy star system to rank everything from beauty, privacy, and spaciousness to quiet, security, and cleanliness. Each site is accessible by automobile but not overrun by RVs, offers great scenery, and is as close to a wilderness experience as possible. Useful at-a-glance data covers reservations, fees, and restrictions. Clear maps show campground layout, individual sites, and key facilities. Driving directions supplemented with GPS-based coordinates for each site entrance make getting there a snap.