ThereÕs no denying it, media culture has ushered in a new era of visibility for gays in America. Yet somehow the gay Latino doesnÕt fit into this sound-bite identity and usually isnÕt included in national media images. Rane Arroyo offers a corrective. Known primarily as a poet and playwright representing the gay Latino community, Arroyo has also been publishing prose throughout his career and now gathers into this book a storm of writing that has been gaining strength, drop by drop, for more than ten years. How to Name a Hurricane collects short stories and other fictions depicting Latino drag queens and leather men, religious sinners and happy atheists, working class heroes and cyberspace vaquerosÑa parade of characters that invites readers to consider whether one is more authentic a gay Latino than another. Whereas actual hurricanes are given names, the gays given voice in this collection must name themselvesÑand these narratives in turn reveal something of the "I" of Hurricane Rane. Whether portraying a family gathering as Brideshead Revisited with a mambo soundtrack, recounting the relationship of transvestite Louie/Lois and her bisexual Superman, or bemoaning "feeling as unsexy as an old bean burrito in a 7-11 microwave," Arroyo tracks the heartbeat of his characters through a shimmering palette of styles. Here are monologues, a story in verse, and other experimental forms appropriate to experimental livesÑall affirming the basic human rights to dignity, equality, love, and even silliness. When the AIDS epidemic first hit, many Latino families destroyed any remembrances of their gay and bisexual sons that might betray their pasts to la familia or el pueblo. ArroyoÕs writings return the ghosts of those sons to the families, bars, dance clubs, and neighborhoods where they belong. By penetrating to the IÕs of narrative hurricanes, these stories honor the survivors of our ongoing cultural storms.
All students can learn about tornadoes and hurricanes through text written at four different reading levels. Symbols on the pages represent reading-level ranges to help differentiate instruction. Provided comprehension questions complement the text.
A Joyride for Students, Teachers and Disaster Managers
Author: Rajendra Kumar Bhandari
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The book is expressly written for the young minds because they are our best hope for a safer tomorrow. The book is profusely illustrated, as it offers a joyride to the world of the whole range of hazards through simplified teaching-learning process, with less of teaching and more of learning. This is because most readers would love to learn without actually being taught. The book is designed to take advantage of distilled wisdom of centuries to inspire and enlighten the common man to turn them into prime movers of safer societies. Senior citizens, community leaders, self-trained disaster managers, social workers, media personnel, bureaucrats and those averse to the very thought of reading will also find the book useful as it is illustrative and inviting.
When David's family moves from northern Ontario to Miami, Florida, it takes him less than a day to discover how out of place he is in his new neighborhood. He joins his school's track team, hoping to make new friends, but soon he is pulled into a school-wide web of secrecy and danger. And the one person who can help him keeps running away.
The only difference between typhoons, hurricanes, and tropical cyclones is where they occur. Readers will encounter many facts about hurricanes through accessible, and age-appropriate content. They will also learn about some of the most destructive hurricanes in history, such as Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Ike, and the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. Hurricane Katrina has both a chapter and a two-page spread with statistics devoted to it.
METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition combines market-leading content in weather, climate, and earth science with the interactive learning experience you expect from Cengage Learning. Grounded in the scientific method, this student-friendly and highly visual text shows you how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as a budding scientist, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements, such as wind, precipitation, condensation, masses and fronts, and the seasons. Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention, and include analysis of Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, and recent findings from the US National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition is a dynamic learning tool packed with self-testing features such as end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems, live animations, web links, and more. Whether you choose a bound book or interactive eBook, METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition takes your learning to atmospheric heights! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Karri Lewis is happy with her life. She has a beautiful daughter, a nice home and a good job. She is completing her education at the nearby college and in a few months will graduate and take the bar exam to become a lawyer. Her life is peaceful and uncomplicated. She likes it that way. She has no wish or desire to disrupt her life with the devastating force of Nathan Marshall. She had experienced his brand of emotional Hell before. He had crushed her once. She has no intention of allowing him to walk back into her life and wreak havoc with her emotions and her world again. Nathan Marshall has never forgotten the only woman he has truly loved. When Karris daughter, Lauren, leads him right to Karri he can hardly believe it. He and Lauren plan a way for him to make his way back into Karris life. He knows it isnt going to be easy convincing Karri to let him into her life again. They have eighteen years of unanswered questions and heartache to overcome. The only thing Nathan knows he has going in his favor is the fact that he and Karri had always been drawn to each other with an undeniable attraction. For him it had always been an untamed love and he had every intention of using that force to get her back into his life where she belonged.
Practical skills for developing successful relationships—both face-to-face and online Written in a conversational style and presented in an innovative handbook format, The Interpersonal Communication Playbook empowers you to take an active role in the development of your communication skills. Best-selling authors Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael Gamble provide you with abundant opportunities to make personal observations, analyze personal experiences, and assess personal growth across interpersonal contexts. Offering an array of communication settings for you to practice your skills, this text makes it easy for you to see how relevant theory can be applied to develop and maintain healthy relationships with family, friends, romantic partners, and coworkers. Key Features Insightful, relatable examples and real-world scenarios engage you and encourage you to critically reflect on your own communication dynamics. “Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter outline key objectives and help you master important concepts and prepare for exams. Opening vignettes introduce the relevance of chapter content through a contemporary example of communication in action, exemplifying chapter themes with engaging and relevant stories. “What Do You Know?” features promotes self-assessment of knowledge and encourages you to address any misconceptions you discover. “Try This” boxes promote active learning and provide you with opportunities to put your skills into practice. “Reflect On This” boxes connect theory with practice—bringing key concepts and ideas to life. “Analyze This” boxes encourage you to apply critical thinking to examples of interpersonal encounters from literature and popular culture. “Connect the Case” features includes chapter-ending cases designed to help you assess interpersonal communication outcomes to help solidify and further develop the skills learned.
Terror Hits The Fan In the second shocking installment of Ray Garton's six-part Frankenstorm, a natural disaster sets off a deadly chain reaction of fear, panic, paranoia—and uncontrollable rage—in the ultimate fight for survival. . . Frankenstorm With the storm of the century tearing up the northern California coast, internet blogger and conspiracy expert Ivan Renner has other things on his mind—namely, uncovering the mystery behind an abandoned hospital used as a government lab. Joining him on his investigation is military veteran and survivalist Ollie Monk. While Ivan follows leads about missing homeless people to confirm his theory about secret biological experiments, Ollie follows his gut. With his own trained platoon of armed mercenaries, Ollie is prepared to ambush the laboratory just as the storm hits. But when the fateful moment arrives—and the bullets begin to fly—their surprise attack backfires in ways not even they could prepare for. It unleashes the test subjects. It spreads the virus. It seals their fate. . .forever. This time, there's no fighting back. The conspiracy theories are true. Praise For Ray Garton "Scary. . .involving. . .mature and thoughtful." —Stephen King on Dark Channel "Gripping, original, and sly." —Dean Koontz on Live Girls "Ray Garton is, and always has been, one of horror fiction's great innovators."—F. Paul Wilson "Garton never fails to go for the throat!" —Richard Laymon "Garton has a flair for taking veteran horror themes and twisting them to evocative or entertaining effect." — Publishers Weekly "Razor-sharp and gut-punch brutal, Garton will scare you." —Mark Kidwell, Fangoria magazine "Garton does not even know that there is top to go over." —Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column "Ray Garton has consistently created some of the best horror ever set to print." —Cemetery Dance magazine 16,000 Words
Hurricanes are nature's most destructive storms and they are becoming more powerful as the globe warms. Hurricane Climatology explains how to analyze and model hurricane data to better understand and predict present and future hurricane activity. It uses the open-source and now widely used R software for statistical computing to create a tutorial-style manual for independent study, review, and reference. The text is written around the code that when copied will reproduce the graphs, tables, and maps. The approach is different from other books that use R. It focuses on a single topic and explains how to make use of R to better understand the topic. The book is organized into two parts, the first of which provides material on software, statistics, and data. The second part presents methods and models used in hurricane climate research.
What could have led to that first clandestine sexual tryst between his wife and the least imagined partner, was a mystery that emasculated Craig Lowe, leaving him as sexless as a gutted snowbird. Only able to contend through the numbing of hard liquor leading to an almost continuous thirst during his waking hours. With opportunities for sexual encounters, while the need was present, the physical response was not. Change came through a series of first time circumstances when he met an attractive woman he had know in their childhood. With their fathers employed in a mobile occupation, they changed areas and schools several times, causing a clinging and closeness of a sibling relationship. Shirley was no longer thought of as a gangling, knobby kneed sibling, but an appetizingly attractive woman. Through a relaxed familiarity of having lived and slept together, and skinny dipped in horse troughs as children, although knowing little about each other, they soon regained the closeness of their earlier years, but with the additional wants and need of the adult world. They soon found that each was the missing link in the others life, but when each others past caught up with them, all did not end well.
How Human Instinct Influences Everyone's Decisions
Author: Matthew Willcox
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
In this 2nd edition of The Business of Choice, expert author and consultant Matthew Willcox explores the science of influencing choice, bringing together the work of thousands of behavioral scientists and practitioners. Cutting to the heart of the science, Willcox helps you apply this to your own marketing and brand strategies.
Sacred Swords is the epic story of Leon and his girlfriend Devin who are thrown into a life changing journey by their ancestors. While in their last semester of college things quickly change from textbooks and tests to swords and quests. With the help of their protectors, both are entrusted with a duty to save the world from an ancient evil. The world they once knew is rapidly changing, and even at school things are not all they seem.
Suggests activities and projects based on children's books about storms, volcanoes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters to increase understanding of science, the forces of nature, and their effects on human society.
Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists.
HURRICANE SWEEP spans three generations of women—three generations of strife, heartbreak, and determination. Florie is a delicate Southern belle who must flee north to escape her family's cruelty, only to endure the torment of both harsh winters and a sadistic husband. Loraine, Florie's beautiful and impulsive daughter, bares her body to the wrong man, yet hides her heart from the right one. And Jolie, Florie's pampered granddaughter, finds herself in the center of the whirlwind of her family's secrets. Each woman is caught in a bitter struggle between power and pride, searching for a love great enough to obliterate generations of buried dreams and broken hearts.
This is a clear depiction of how devastating a hurricane can be. A hurricane of any magnitude should never be taken lightly. Unfortunately, for New Orleans and the surrounding areas, Hurricane Katrina wasnt taken seriously enough because of the many hurricanes that had previously gone through the city. New Orleans has survived many of them. But this time the city was completely destroyed. This horrific storm claimed more the 1800 lives. Some say unnecessarily. Many families are still separated. Im still displaced myself. Politicians play the blame game but the outcome speaks for itself. Many lessons have been learned. Not just to the ones who run the city but also to many citizens. Are homes or possessions or positions more important than lives? Will more women and children and the elderly and the indigent suffer again, while their men in the family stand by helplessly again? Hopefully not. When did being poor start being a crime? When will just being human be enough! New Orleans is so small compared to other cities you can ride around the whole city about 3 times and still be home before dark. I miss New Orleans so much! There will never be another city like the one we had already. I dont care how new it gets. That wanted to see what it felt like to just be you. They couldnt wait to get in that French Quarter or the Jazz Festival at the Fair Grounds or Mardi Gras time. Oh boy! There was not a lot of need of a car in New Orleans unless you were a contractor or something like that. There were bus stops on almost every corner of the streets all over the city. They ran almost 5 to 10 minutes apart. Even on Sunday. So you could still go to church! Or sometimes we just walked. Where in the world do you know of a place with a church on one corner and a liquor store on the other and then a funeral home or bar room a few feet away. There were a lot of corner grocery stores in case you didnt feel like going all the way to the big stores just get a loaf of bread and some sandwich meat and a cold drink. It was so very unique, I loved it! I loved living there too. The people were so much more personable than anywhere in the world. Why would you buy a car if you didnt really need one or couldnt afford one. Unless you were white or wealthy. Damn near every black person was on low income wages if you were lucky enough to have a job. Other than that you were on welfare and food stamps. The white and wealthy didnt really want to get rid of all the blacks. What would they do without us? Somebody told me that you have to have a certain percentage of poor people living in the city in order to receive government funds. We knew where the money was. We just couldnt get our hands on any of it. Can you guess why? We made the City of New Orleans what it was. There was no way for the citizens without transportation to leave the city. Mandatory or not! This was a very well known fact by everyone in City Hall and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. So why wasnt transportation provided sooner? Yes, I feel that a lot of this tragedy could have been avoided. It still hurts to know that so many people lost their loved ones. Its a terrible feeling to know that you cant even go home to the Lower Ninth Ward because the Mighty, Muddy, Dirty, Nasty Mississippi River was allowed to infest your town with debris and raw sewer matter. We had sense enough to think, that there were still some people in the United States of America, in the year of 2005, with their noses stuck up so far in the air that they couldnt see themselves coming down far enough, just to help fellow human being to SURVIVE! Jesus Help Us All.