Author: Sara Cassidy
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Grieving the loss of a local homeless man and her family's apple tree, thirteen-year-old Liza seeks healing through gardening.
How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power
Author: Meghan L. O'Sullivan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Category: Political Science
“Riveting and comprehensive...a smart, deeply researched primer on the subject.”—The New York Times Book Review Windfall is the boldest profile of the world’s energy resources since Daniel Yergin’s The Quest, asserting that the new energy abundance—due to oil and gas resources once deemed too expensive—is transforming the geo-political order and is boosting American power. As a new administration focuses on driving American energy production, O’Sullivan’s “refreshing and illuminating” (Foreign Policy) Windfall describes how new energy realities have profoundly affected the world of international relations and security. New technologies led to oversupplied oil markets and an emerging natural gas glut. This did more than drive down prices—it changed the structure of markets and altered the way many countries wield power and influence. America’s new energy prowess has global implications. It transforms politics in Russia, Europe, China, and the Middle East. O’Sullivan considers the landscape, offering insights and presenting consequences for each region’s domestic stability as energy abundance upends traditional partnerships, creating opportunities for cooperation. The advantages of this new abundance are greater than its downside for the US: it strengthens American hard and soft power. This is “a powerful argument for how America should capitalise on the ‘New Energy Abundance’” (The Financial Times) and an explanation of how new energy realities create a strategic environment to America’s advantage.
Wind Energy in America Today
Author: Robert W. Righter
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Not long ago, energy experts dismissed wind power as unreliable and capricious. Not anymore. The industry has arrived, and the spinning blades of this new kid on the electric power block offer hope for a partial solution to our energy problems by converting nature’s energy into electricity without exposing our planet and its inhabitants to the dangers of heat, pollution, toxicity, or depletion of irreplaceable natural resources. Windfall tells the story of this extraordinary transformation and examines the arguments both for and against wind generation. In Windfall, Robert W. Righter explains how wind is transformed into energy and examines the land-use decisions that affect the establishment of new wind farms. The book also discusses the role of tax credits and other government subsidies in the creation of transmission systems between the turbines and end users in cities. Currently the world’s fastest-growing source of energy, wind generation has also given rise to backlash. A critical advocate of wind energy whose career as a historian has focused on environmental controversies, Righter addresses the cultural dimensions of resistance to wind energy and makes considered predictions about the directions wind energy may take. His sympathetic treatment of opposing arguments regarding landscape change, unwanted noise, bird deaths, and human medical implications are thought-provoking, as is his recommendation that we place the lion’s share of turbines on the Great Plains. Most books on wind energy are technical manuals. Righter’s book does not shy away from scientific explanations, but he does not write for engineers. His broad, historically informed vision will appeal to policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels and to anyone interested in a technology increasingly significant to supplying America’s energy needs.
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
This romantic story of hope, chance, and change from the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is one JENNY HAN says is filled with all of her "favorite things," MORGAN MATSON calls “something wonderful” and STEPHANIE PERKINS says “is rich with the intensity of real love.” Alice has never believed in luck, but that doesn’t stop her from rooting for love. After pining for her best friend Teddy for years, she jokingly gifts him a lottery ticket—attached to a note professing her love—on his birthday. Then, the unthinkable happens: he actually wins. At first, it seems like the luckiest thing on earth. But as Teddy gets swept up by his $140 million windfall and fame and fortune come between them, Alice is forced to consider whether her stroke of good fortune might have been anything but. She bought a winning lottery ticket. He collected the cash. Will they realize that true love’s the real prize? Featured in Seventeen Magazine's "What's Hot Now" “Windfall is about all of my favorite things—a girl’s first big love, her first big loss, and—her first big luck.” —JENNY HAN, New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before “Windfall is perfectly named; reading it, I felt like I had suddenly found something wonderful.” —MORGAN MATSON, New York Times bestselling author of The Unexpected Everything “Windfall is rich with the intensity of real love— in all its heartache and hope.” —STEPHANIE PERKINS, New York Times bestselling author of Isla and the Happily Ever After "If you’re looking for your next great read, then you’re in 'luck!'" —Justine Magazine
Without Precedent\Without a Net
Author: JoAnn Ross,Isabel Sharpe
They're complete opposites… until they kiss Without Precedent New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross has the courtroom buzzing in this fan favorite, reprinted here for the first time ever. Sexy, successful lawyer Quinn Masterson decides Jessica O'Neal, opposing counsel in his latest divorce case, will make the perfect wife. But this mother of three no longer believes in happily-ever-afters—and Quinn will be forced to make a very persuasive case for love at first sight. Without a Net The witty, lighthearted touch of bestselling author Isabel Sharpe turns the well-ordered life of Amanda Marcus and her seven-year-old daughter upside down. Despite her protests, Amanda's scrumptious, kid at-heart neighbor Arch Williams plans to keep it that way—turning Amanda from stodgy to spontaneous… and from lonely to living on the edge!
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Stromausfall in New York: Lucy und Owen lernen sich irgendwo zwischen dem 10. und 11. Stock kennen, steckengeblieben im Fahrstuhl eines Hochhauses. Doch auch in völliger Dunkelheit sind sich die beiden gleich sehr sympathisch. Als sie nach ihrer Rettung durch die dunklen Straßen von Manhattan schlendern, steht für beide fest, dass sie ziemlich gut zusammenpassen. Doch mit dem Strom kehrt leider auch die Realität zurück: Lucy wird mit ihren Eltern in wenigen Tagen nach Europa ziehen. Wann und wo wird sie Owen wiedersehen? Ein wunderbarer neuer Schmöker von Jennifer Smith (“Geschmack von Glück”) – hochromantisch, unterhaltsam und trotzdem mit Tiefgang.
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Hadley graut schon seit Monaten vor diesem Tag: Sie muss bei der Hochzeit ihres Vaters Brautjungfer sein – dabei hat sie seine Verlobte noch nicht einmal kennengelernt. Zu allem Überfluss verpasst sie auch noch ihren Flug und sitzt für ein paar Stunden auf dem überfüllten New Yorker Flughafen fest. Doch dann trifft sie Oliver, den Jungen mit dem verwuschelten Haar und dem Puderzucker auf dem Hemd, der wie sie nach London fliegt. Hadley bleibt genau eine Fluglänge Zeit, um sein Herz zu gewinnen...
Author: Dorothy L. Crawford
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: California, Southern
This book is the first to examine the brilliant gathering of composers, conductors, and other musicians who fled Nazi Germany and arrived in the Los Angeles area. Musicologist Dorothy Lamb Crawford looks closely at the lives, creative work, and influence of sixteen performers, fourteen composers, and one opera stage director, who joined this immense migration beginning in the 1930s. Some in this group were famous when they fled Europe, others would gain recognition in the young musical culture of Los Angeles, and still others struggled to establish themselves in an environment often resistant to musical innovation. Emphasizing individual voices, Crawford presents short portraits of Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, and the other musicians while also considering their influence as a group--in the film industry, in music institutions in and around Los Angeles, and as teachers who trained the next generation. The book reveals a uniquely vibrant era when Southern California became a hub of unprecedented musical talent.
The Booming Business of Global Warming
Author: Mckenzie Funk
A fascinating investigation into how people around the globe are cashing in on a warming world McKenzie Funk has spent the last six years reporting around the world on how we are preparing for a warmer planet. Funk shows us that the best way to understand the catastrophe of global warming is to see it through the eyes of those who see it most clearly—as a market opportunity. Global warming’s physical impacts can be separated into three broad categories: melt, drought, and deluge. Funk travels to two dozen countries to profile entrepreneurial people who see in each of these forces a potential windfall. The melt is a boon for newly arable, mineral-rich regions of the Arctic, such as Greenland—and for the surprising kings of the manmade snow trade, the Israelis. The process of desalination, vital to Israel’s survival, can produce a snowlike by-product that alpine countries use to prolong their ski season. Drought creates opportunities for private firefighters working for insurance companies in California as well as for fund managers backing south Sudanese warlords who control local farmland. As droughts raise food prices globally, there is no more precious asset. The deluge—the rising seas, surging rivers, and superstorms that will threaten island nations and coastal cities—has been our most distant concern, but after Hurricane Sandy and failure after failure to cut global carbon emissions, it is not so distant. For Dutch architects designing floating cities and American scientists patenting hurricane defenses, the race is on. For low-lying countries like Bangladesh, the coming deluge presents an existential threat. Funk visits the front lines of the melt, the drought, and the deluge to make a human accounting of the booming business of global warming. By letting climate change continue unchecked, we are choosing to adapt to a warming world. Containing the resulting surge will be big business; some will benefit, but much of the planet will suffer. McKenzie Funk has investigated both sides, and what he has found will shock us all. To understand how the world is preparing to warm, Windfall follows the money.
The End of the Affair
Author: William Frank Buckley
Publisher: Harper Perennial
1990 was a significant year for Buckley. He not only embarked on a sailing trip that forms the main subject of this book, but on several other major passages: the 40th anniversary of his marriage and his graduation from Yale, and the 35th anniversary of the founding of the National Review. 111 photographs, 27 in color. Line drawings.
Oil and Industrialization in Venezuela, 1920 to the Present
Author: Jonathan DiJohn
Publisher: Penn State Press
Category: Business & Economics
"Examines the political economy of growth in Venezuela since the discovery of oil in 1920"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Cindy Holby
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company Incorporated
The continuing saga of the Kincaid family's tragedies and triumphs as they struggle to tame the wild frontier and survive the final days of the Civil War.
Author: Rose Senehi
Meet Lisa Barron, a savvy marketing executive with a kid and a crazy career in the mall business. Everyone knows she's driven, but not the dark secret she's hiding. She's keeping one step ahead of the FBI and a gang of twisted peace activists who screwed up her life in the sixties, and at the same time, trying not to fall in love with one of the exciting, driven men that make these massive construction projects rise from the ground. What will she do if her past catches up with her? Grab her daughter and run, or face disgrace and a possible murder charge?
Category: Divorced people
"When Ruby Cade wins the lottery, the first person she calls is her husband, Sam. But the air force captain is on yet another top secret mission, even though he promised her he'd take himself out of the field. At the end of her patience, Ruby files for divorce and buys a farm with her winnings. then an injured Sam shows up on her doorstep, out of the military and asking for another chance. It's everything Ruby ever wanted ... but has he come back to Ruby only because he was discharged? Or was her true windfall not money, after all, but her husband's love?"--Publisher.
Author: Brennan Emerson
Whispering life, desperately bound by unrequited love for the creature surnamed mankind to breathe inspiring dreams into the collective heart through poet's pen, minstrel's tongue, and musician's hand: how do you remain aloof from sadness when you are ignored with such spite and trod upon without end?
Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Publisher: ICON Group International
Ever need a fact or quotation on windfall? Designed for speechwriters, journalists, writers, researchers, students, professors, teachers, historians, academics, scrapbookers, trivia buffs and word lovers, this is the largest book ever created for this single word. It represents a compilation from a variety of sources with a linguistic emphasis on anything relating to the term windfall, including non-conventional usage and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities. The entries cover all parts of speech (noun, verb, adverb or adjective usage) as well as use in modern slang, pop culture, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This data dump results in many unexpected examples for windfall, since the editorial decision to include or exclude terms is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under fair use conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain. Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org).
Author: Christina Lauren
Eine ehrgeizige Praktikantin. Ein anspruchsvoller Boss. Eine knisternde Atmosphäre ... Chloe Mills weiß, was sie will. Doch auf dem Weg zum Traumjob stellt sich ihr ein Problem in den Weg: ihr Boss Bennett Ryan. Perfektionistisch, arrogant - und absolut unwiderstehlich. Ein verführerischer Mistkerl! Bennett Ryan weiß, was er will. Und dazu gehört garantiert keine Affäre mit seiner sexy Praktikantin, die ihn mit ihrem unschuldigen Lächeln in den Wahnsinn treibt. Trotzdem kann er Chloe einfach nicht widerstehen. Er muss sie haben. Überall im Büro. Gemeinsam verfangen sie sich in einem Netz aus Lust, Gier und Obsession ...
How to Follow the Insiders for Windfall Profits
Author: Guy Cohen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Bestselling trading author Guy Cohen introduces the OVIindicator to stock trading More fortunes are made from trading stocks than any otherfinancial instrument, and these windfalls are available to anyonewho has access to the right information. Presenting the methods used by the best traders in themarket, The Insider Edge: How to Follow the Insidersfor Windfall Profits uses options transaction data to revealwhat "informed traders" are doing, and how anyone can takeadvantage of these techniques. Whether the markets are choppy or trending, it always pays towait for a clear opportunity. Any good trader knows that they needan Edge to excel, and this book demonstrates how the combination ofspecific chart patterns, author Guy Cohen's proprietary OVIindicator, and a robust trading plan, when combined, will deliversuccess. In The Insider Edge, Guy Cohen reveals: How you can profit from options without having to trade or evenunderstand them! Why the smart money often gravitates to the optionsmarkets. How options transactions can often reveal the direction of thestock price. How you can trade using information typically reserved for thepros. A trading plan the delivers maximum safety and windfallprofits. How to use his proprietary OVI indicator online for free, soyou can start to follow the insiders. The author emphasises that The Insider Edge is for anyonewho wants to trade stocks. No options knowledge is requiredto benefit from this book. His method involves observing whatthe smart options traders are doing, and then following them. This is what gives you The Insider Edge.
Author: Janne Ashton
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Did you know that up to 60% of people who gain a financial windfall lose it within two years? How does that happen? What do you need to do as soon as a windfall comes your way to avoid becoming a statistic? Have you had the good fortune to receive a financial windfall from retirement, an inheritance, redundancy, compensation payment, divorce settlement, insurance claim, sale of business, lottery win or income from a career as a sports person or entertainer? An invaluable guidebook is here for turning that windfall into lifelong financial security. Author and financial planner Janne Ashton has written an easy to understand, step-by-step guide that provides education on what to do from day one and into the future. In this book you will learn how to: Make a decision and when to avoid making one. Be aware of how emotions play a large part in how money is handled and how those emotions can affect decisions. Choose from the infinite possibilities of investments; how to budget, minimise tax, manage debt, protect assets and choose a professional team of advisers. Ashton shares her formula for successful money management, based on easy-to-understand practical education. This book will show you how to manage your windfall to provide a lifetime of income. Janne Ashton is a successful financial planner who has helped hundreds with their windfalls. Ms. Ashton is currently writing her second financial book and lives in Sydney, Australia. Publisher's website:
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Leaving Las Vegas seemed like a great idea to Joanne Baldwin. But there’s no escaping her past - and there’s no time to recharge. The former Weather Warden’s powers are at an all-time low just as the clouds of war are gathering - and the biggest storm since Atlantis’s destruction is heading for landfall. Joanne is exhausted. When not donning a rain mac and camping it up for the camera as a TV weather girl, she has to contend with a vengeful cop on her tail, her newly divorced sister moving in and getting caught in the middle of a supernatural civil war. Worst of all, her boyfriend in a bottle can’t stop draining her powers and is fast morphing from the Djinn of her dreams to the Ifrit of her nightmares. As the agreement between the Wardens and the Djinn starts to self-destruct, Joanne finds herself forced to choose between saving her lover, saving her Warden abilities...and saving humanity.