Young Men and Fire

Young Men and Fire Author Norman Maclean
ISBN-10 9780226450353
Release 2017-05
Pages 369
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Twenty-five years after its first publication, Young Men and Fire is read avidly by students of literary nonfiction for its blend of hard-earned research, memoir, and an old man's wisdom. It tells one of the most infamous stories in the history of wildland firefighting: On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the United States Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. On the ground, they were joined by a local fireguard. Two hours after the jump, all but three of the men were dead or mortally burned. For forty years, Maclean was haunted by these deaths. And for the last years of his life, he struggled to write a book that would put back together the scattered pieces of the Mann Gulch disaster and to give it the dignity of tragedy. The result is both the definitive account of what happened to the Smokejumpers on that remote Montana mountainside in 1949, and the narrative of a writer's quest for meaning in the face of elusive facts and the waning energies of old age.



Young Men on Fire

Young Men on Fire Author Howard Hunt
ISBN-10 9781416587354
Release 2007-11-01
Pages 256
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As the great American boom ends, four men switch on their "bunny-hunting engines" and embark on a wild tour of Manhattan's nightlife. Dot-com may have fallen, but money is still washing around New York. Jim Troxler arrives in the city to meet his younger brother, Martin, a hip dot-commentator. Little does he know that Martin has planned a night out. Joining the brothers will be Big Guy, a weirdly magnetic e-content salesman, and C.C. Baxter, founder of a "formerly huge" online advertising agency. On the trawl from one bar to another, Jim watches Martin and his pals boozing, ingesting drugs, dancing badly, and jostling for hipness. Soon the men have picked up no fewer than five women -- two marketing chicks who speedload their cigarettes, two husband hunters, and the young, naive, and fabulous Zebra Hat Girl. Then, palming cash and talking trash, the group ends up on an enormous party boat circling Manhattan. The boat is filled with hundreds of young, sexed-up New Yorkers -- all ecstatically unaware that in four days the World Trade Center will be destroyed and their never-ending party will be over. But before then -- by the next morning -- Jim Troxler will be changed forever. Howard Hunt's Young Men on Fire is a brilliant portrait of the desires and deceptions that fueled the great American boom. At once laugh-out-loud funny and shrewdly perceptive, it introduces an exciting new voice in contemporary writing.



Smokechasing

Smokechasing Author Stephen J. Pyne
ISBN-10 0816522855
Release 2003
Pages 260
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"Smokechasing is an American term coined to describe the practice of sending one or, later, two fightfighters into wildlands to track down the source of a reported smoke. The organization of this book roughly traces the stages of such an event."--Author's note.



Krallarin Carpismasi Kisim I

Krallarin Carpismasi Kisim I Author George R. R. Martin
ISBN-10 994482464X
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 504
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Fantasy. Lord Eddard Stark og Robert Baratheon er blevet ofre for et kongeligt forræderi. Vesterøerne hærges af borgerkrig, hvor brødre myrder hinanden i kongernes kamp



Beynimdeki Yangin

Beynimdeki Yangin Author Susannah Cahalan
ISBN-10 6056370895
Release 2014-03-01
Pages 376
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Beynimdeki Yangin has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Beynimdeki Yangin also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Beynimdeki Yangin book for free.



A Deputy Warden s Reflections on Prison Work

A Deputy Warden s Reflections on Prison Work Author Adria L. Libolt
ISBN-10 9781621891703
Release 2012-01-20
Pages 174
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This book is a picture of prison life from the inside. It illustrates prison life as, at turns, exciting, surprising, distressing and, often, amusing. Each day is different, and anyone who walks through a prison gate had better be alert. It tells of the small human dramas that play out daily among staff, prisoners, and others who enter this gated world. It calls the reader to see that justice begins by seeing each person, staff or prisoner, as an individual with his or her own story. The passion of the author is to portray prison life as continuous with life in broader society. In prisons, we meet the same cast of characters, the same temptations, the same dangers, and the same rewards as on the outside. Rather than regarding prisons as separate worlds, we should regard them as extensions of the society in which we live. This is important because there is a continuous flow between prisons and the broader society. Those who go to prison usually return to society. Understanding how prisons work will help us as we consider how to reintegrate former prisoners into our society. As the author argues, this is difficult but important work.



Into the Fire

Into the Fire Author Shelley Pacholok
ISBN-10 9781442666856
Release
Pages 176
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In August 2003, one of the largest wildfires in Canadian history struck near Kelowna, British Columbia and the surrounding Okanagan Valley, causing unprecedented damage. As Shelley Pacholok observes in this innovative study, the turbulence and extreme conditions that followed in the wake of this disaster destabilized an important area of social life – that of gender relations. Into the Fire combines insights from gender studies and disaster studies to explore the extent to which notions of “masculinity” and “femininity” are challenged in the wake of crises. Pacholok focuses on how gender relations were simultaneously sustained and disrupted among those who fought the fire, drawing on media representations as well as interviews with firefighters . Into the Fire illuminates how disasters can serve as catalysts for new patterns of gender, even in highly masculine spaces.



Taht Oyunlari

Taht Oyunlari Author George R. R. Martin
ISBN-10 9944824356
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 850
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Fantasy. Vinteren der kan vare årtier er på vej - men de mystiske Vildlinger er ikke de eneste, der truer i skyggerne, for intriger og magtspil ryster og komplicerer kampen om tronen mellem de adelige familiedynastier



Getting Out Alive

Getting Out Alive Author Scott B. Williams
ISBN-10 9781569759189
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 296
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Getting Out Alive has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Getting Out Alive also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Getting Out Alive book for free.



Beautiful Chaos

Beautiful Chaos Author Gordon Slethaug
ISBN-10 0791447413
Release 2000-11-09
Pages 206
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Explores the way chaos theory is incorporated in the work of such writers as Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Don DeLillo, and Michael Crichton.



Fire

Fire Author Stephen J. Pyne
ISBN-10 9780295803272
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 224
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"The fate of humanity, like the fate of the earth, is tied to the fires that have made the world as we know it�the fires whose history is told as well in this book as it has ever been told before. If one wants to understand just how completely the story of the human past is also the story of fire on earth, there is no better place to start than this small book."�William Cronon Here, in one concise book, is the essential story of fire. Noted environmental historian Stephen J. Pyne describes the evolution of fire through prehistoric and historic times down to the present, examining contemporary attitudes from a long-range, informed perspective. Fire: A Brief History surveys the principles behind aboriginal and agricultural fire practices, the characteristics of urban fire, and the relationship between controlled combustion and technology. Pyne describes how fire�s role in cities, suburbs, exurbs, and wildlands has been shaped by an industrialized, urban way of thinking. Fire: A Brief History will be of value to readers interested in the environment from the standpoint of anthropology, geography, forestry, science and technology, history, or the humanities.



Transport Processes in Nature

Transport Processes in Nature Author William A. Reiners
ISBN-10 0521804841
Release 2004-07-08
Pages 302
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A conceptual framework for the study and understanding of the propagation of ecological influences in nature.



Wilderness Medicine E Book

Wilderness Medicine E Book Author Paul S. Auerbach
ISBN-10 9781455733569
Release 2011-10-31
Pages 2304
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Quickly and decisively manage any medical emergency you encounter in the great outdoors with Wilderness Medicine! World-renowned authority and author, Dr. Paul Auerbach, and a team of experts offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in situations where time and resources are scarce. Every day, more and more people are venturing into the wilderness and extreme environments, or are victims of horrific natural disasters...and many are unprepared for the dangers and aftermath that come with these episodes. Whether these victims are stranded on mountaintops, lost in the desert, injured on a remote bike path, or ill far out at sea, this indispensable resource--now with online access at www.expertconsult.com for greater accessibility and portability-- equips rescuers and health care professionals to effectively address and prevent injury and illness in the wilderness! This textbook is widely referred to as "The Bible of Wilderness Medicine." Be able to practice emergency medicine outside of the traditional hospital/clinical setting whether you are in remote environments, underdeveloped but highly populated areas, or disaster areas, are part of search and rescue operations, or dealing with casualties from episodes of extreme sports and active lifestyle activities. Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance: Dr. Auerbach is a noted author and the world's leading authority on wilderness medicine. He is a founder and Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, consultant to the Divers Alert Network and many other agencies and organizations, and a member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System. Handle everything from frostbite to infection by marine microbes, not to mention other diverse injuries, bites, stings, poisonous plant exposures, animal attacks, and natural disasters. Grasp the essential aspects of search and rescue. Respond quickly and effectively by improvising with available materials. Improve your competency and readiness with the latest guidance on volcanic eruptions, extreme sports, splints and slings, wilderness cardiology, living off the land, aerospace medicine, mental health in the wilderness, tactical combat casualty care, and much more. Meet the needs and special considerations of specific patient populations such as children, women, elders, persons with chronic medical conditions, and the disabled. Make smart decisions about gear, navigation, nutrition, and survival. Be prepared for everything with expanded coverage on topics such as high altitude, cold water immersion, and poisonous and venomous plants and animals. Get the skills you need now with new information on global humanitarian relief and expedition medicine, plus expanded coverage of injury prevention and environmental preservation. Get guidance on the go with fully searchable online text, plus bonus images, tables and video clips - all available on ExpertConsult.com.



Blazing Heritage

Blazing Heritage Author Hal K. Rothman
ISBN-10 9780190208066
Release 2007-04-12
Pages 304
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National parks played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and powerful meaning to the public, the national parks were a psychic battleground for the contests between fire suppression and its use as a management tool. Blazing Heritage tells how the national parks shaped federal fire management.



Fellows in Arms A 21st Century Teaching Saga

Fellows in Arms  A 21st Century Teaching Saga Author Aaron Roston
ISBN-10 9780557035441
Release 2009-02-06
Pages 281
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This story begins as war stories often do: as a call to arms. In the wake of 9/11, Aaron Roston joined the New York City Teaching Fellows program, created to parachute elite career-changers into the schools euphemistically known as hard-to-staff. Thousands answered the call; few were chosen. 25 members of Roston's class began their service in 2002; by the summer of 2005, only 7 remained in the system. FELLOWS IN ARMS is the view from the sharp end of educational reform, and dramatizes what the term teacher accountability really means. The story of idealistic teachers in urban school settings has become cliche. But FELLOWS IN ARMS is different: It uses memoir, history and reportage to create a narrative that finds humor and drama in equal measure. No dry policy book, this is the maddening, sometimes tragic, often comic saga of what ensued when the school bell sounded.



An Address Commemorative of Seven Young Men of Danvers who Were Slain in the Battle of Lexington

An Address Commemorative of Seven Young Men of Danvers  who Were Slain in the Battle of Lexington Author Daniel Putnam King
ISBN-10 CHI:091636006
Release 1835
Pages 32
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An Address Commemorative of Seven Young Men of Danvers who Were Slain in the Battle of Lexington has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from An Address Commemorative of Seven Young Men of Danvers who Were Slain in the Battle of Lexington also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full An Address Commemorative of Seven Young Men of Danvers who Were Slain in the Battle of Lexington book for free.



The New Madrid Quake Chronicles

The New Madrid Quake Chronicles Author Claude Walker
ISBN-10 9781462070367
Release 2011-12-07
Pages 160
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In December 1811, a series of quakes rocked the area near New Madrid, Missouri, a settlement on the Mississippi River. Sparsely populated by French fur-traders, a dwindling number of Native Americans and newly-arrived European immigrants, the region rumbled for weeks. Rivers ran backwards. Gaseous crevasses in the earth gaped, swallowing people and buildings. While "The New Madrid Quake Chronicles" is a story of a natural calamity, it is also a parable about the imprint a disaster can leave on any family for generations. The reader meets survivors of the Great Quake from two great families headed by Shawnee leader Blue Turtle and German exile Blas Baur, whose descendents share special quake-sensing abilities. Their stories are lyrically told: mighty rivers meeting, mightier tectonic plates clashing. Historical fiction, family saga and military-political history with a touch of seismic sci-fi, "The New Madrid Quake Chronicles" is a cautionary tale. If an 1811-sized quake hit New Madrid today, an estimated 3,500 residents would die. It would leave 730,000 homeless and 2.6 million without power. Most bridges over the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers would fall. Experts agree that a “big one” will likely strike again in the New Madrid Seismic Zone; how prepared will we be?