A C.S. Rafinesque Anthology

Author: C.S. Rafinesque
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786421479
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 281
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Among American naturalists, C.S. Rafinesque (1783-1840) is second only to Audubon in the popular interest he sustains. This interest is due in part to his colorful life and provocative personality, but he is also remembered for devising Latin scientific names for more plants than any other naturalist who ever lived--and a great number in the animal kingdom, as well. This passion for nomenclature has kept his name memorable (some would say notorious) among naturalists. Yet his taxonomic writings made up only a part of his extensive oeuvre. Rafinesque's restless mind ranged over areas of inquiry from archaeology to zoology. His published writings in these fields have been difficult to lay hands on and have never been collected. Among such essays now gathered into this volume, two were unavailable until 1949, six were listed only in 1982 and four remained unknown until 2001. The recovery and reprinting of these 12 contributions help to broaden the understanding of his achievements over a lifetime. Arranged in nine sections, 25 topics are offered here (several of which are explored in more than one essay), including "the Origin of Native Americans," "Hebrew Studies," "Utopian Society," "Lightning," "The Milky Way," "Sea Serpents" and "Evolution." Editorial introductions are provided for each topic, and period illustrations--some included in the original Rafinesque publications--enhance the text.

Sparks of Temptation

The Proposal\Feeling the Heat
Author: Brenda Jackson
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460349660
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Two classic Westmoreland novels from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Brenda Jackson THE PROPOSAL The moment Jason Westmoreland meets Bella Bostwick, he wants her—and the land she's inherited. With one convenient proposal, he could have the Southern beauty in his bed and her birthright in his hands. That's aonly if Bella says yes… FEELING THE HEAT Their long-ago affair ended too abruptly. And Dr. Micah Westmoreland knows Kalina Daniels hasn't forgiven him. But now that they're working side by side, he can't ignore the heat that still burns between them. This time, there will be no question about his motive—he plans to make her his.

An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century American Science Writing

Author: C. R. Resetarits
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783080620
Category: Science
Page: 320
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This volume is a brief anthology of the most influential writing by American scientists between 1800 and 1900. Arranged thematically and chronologically to highlight the progression of American science throughout the nineteenth century – from its beginnings in self-taught classification and exploration to the movement towards university education and specialization – it is the first collection of its kind. Each section begins with a biography, putting human faces to each time period, and introducing such notable figures as Thomas Jefferson and Louis Agassiz.

Suddenly a Daddy

The Billionaire's Unexpected Heir\The Baby Surprise
Author: Kathie DeNosky,Brenda Harlen
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460382684
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Two fan-favorite romances from USA Today bestselling author Kathie DeNosky and Brenda Harlen. The Billionaire's Unexpected Heir Becoming the owner of Hickory Hills Thoroughbred farm isn't in Jake Garnier's plans. Becoming a father is even more unimaginable. For his new business comes with Heather McGwire, ranch manager…and mother to Jake's secret child. Marriage seems the only solution. But Heather won't settle for simple sweet talk and seduction. If Jake wants a real family, he'll have to saddle up for the long ride. The Baby Surprise Paige Wilder is married to her job as a high-powered attorney—until she suddenly becomes guardian to a baby girl. And when Zach Crawford appears, her life really goes topsy-turvy. Because the sexy military pilot is determined to win custody of his little girl…if the sparks that fly every time he and Paige are together don't distract him first!

Deliverance at Cardwell Ranch & A Woman with a Mystery

Author: B.J. Daniels
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460344006
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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New York Times bestselling author B. J. Daniels delivers another Cardwell Ranch keeper! When Deputy Sheriff Austin Cardwell rescues a woman in the worst blizzard to hit Big Sky, Montana, in years, it's only the beginning. The dark-haired beauty has no memory of who she is and who—or what—she was fleeing. But she's clearly terrified of the stranger who shows up at the hospital claiming to be her husband. From Cardwell Ranch to the snowy wilds of Idaho, Austin vows to uncover her true identity…before her violent past destroys any hope of a future together. In reader-favorite A Woman with a Mystery, Holly Barrows had raced into the arms of Slade Rawlins a year ago. Then she'd mysteriously vanished, only to return with an outrageous claim of a baby and kidnapping. Any baby she'd had would have been Slade's, and he was consumed by his need to protect Holly and locate their child before his family was lost…forever.


A Literary Anthology
Author: Bill Sherwonit
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898867107
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 267
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Denali, "The High One," (Alaska's Mount McKinley) has beguiled storytellers since time immemorial. In this wide- ranging anthology spanning 101 years of published writings - representing both the northern classics and little-known gems - editor Bill Sherwont gives us a taste of rich literary legacy.

Open Arms: The Steve Perry Anthology (Songbook)

21 Classics from the Former Lead Vocalist of Journey (1978-1997)
Author: Journey,Steve Perry
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1603787410
Category: Music
Page: 120
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(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). This artist-approved songbook features great photos, an extensive interview, and 21 top hits from Journey: Any Way You Want It * Don't Stop Believin' * Faithfully * Lights * Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' * Oh Sherrie * Open Arms * Send Her My Love * Wheel in the Sky * Who's Crying Now * and more.

The New York Poets II

An Anthology
Author: Mark Ford,Trevor Winkfield
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Category: American poetry
Page: 216
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The 'first generation' of New York poets - John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O'Hara, and James Schuyler - was celebrated in Mark Ford's The New York Poets: An Anthology (2004). Reviewing it in The Times, Rachel Campbell-Johnston wrote: 'The reader feels the electricity that fizzles through their lines, frazzling academic conventions, exploding grammatical rules, spitting the bright sparks that smoldered and ignited a new postmodern mindset.' New York Poets II celebrates the continuing vitality of that unruly 'school', a school which it is impossible to define precisely; indeed, how the poets elude definition is one way of defining it. Which poets to choose? Which poems to choose in this context? Where are the boundaries to be drawn? The painter and writer Trevor Winkfield, who has worked in New York since the 1960s and knows the scene intimately, joins Mark Ford in the task of mapping and populating this radical sequel to the first anthology.

The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature

Author: Victor H. Mair
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231505620
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 704
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With its fresh translations by newer voices in the field, its broad scope, and its flowing style, this anthology places the immense riches of Chinese literature within easy reach. Ranging from the beginnings to 1919, this abridged version of The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature retains all the characteristics of the original. In putting together these selections Victor H. Mair interprets "literature" very broadly to include not just literary fiction, poetry, and drama, but folk and popular literature, lyrics and arias, elegies and rhapsodies, biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, letters, criticism and theory, and travelogues and jokes.

Electricity and magnetism

Teacher's planning guide
Author: Mary Atwater,Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Publishing Company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780022760762
Category: Electricity
Page: 96
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Experimental-untersuchungen ber Elektricitt

Author: Michael Faraday
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532844331
Page: 60
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Experimental-untersuchungen über Elektricität by Michael Faraday. This book is a reproduction of the original book published in 1903 and may have some imperfections such as marks or hand-written notes.

Mississippi Middle School Anthology

Horn Lake, Mississippi
Author: Sharon Hall
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595226655
Category: Self-Help
Page: 168
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Mississippi Middle School Anthology is a collection of students' writings completed during the 2001-2002 school year at Horn Lake Middle School, Horn Lake, Mississippi. Eighty-three eighth grade English students, a number from Hispanic and African-American backgrounds, were given the opportunity to submit poems, short stories, and personal essays for publication. The teacher and editor, Mrs. Sharon Hall, M. S. Ed, selected the best of these and, after, proofreading and editing and arranging them by genre, sent them to a publisher. The project turned out to be a unique learning experience for both the students and their teacher. Obviously, the finished book will be of great interest to school libraries, teachers, college students enrolled in teacher education programs, middle schoolers the world over, and child psychologists. And because Sharon Hall is convinced that MMS Anthology is a creative teaching device for all levels, she has this to say to other educators: "It is very important for students to see their work displayed in some attractive way, and those teachers who require their students to turn in written work would do well to consider this quite inexpensive motivational device. For specific information on how to publish student anthologies, send an email to me at [email protected]"

Anthology of Georgian Poetry

Author: M. Kveselava
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
ISBN: 0898756723
Category: Poetry
Page: 196
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Nature and history have combined to make Georgia a land of poetry. Glistening peaks, majestic forests, sunny valleys, crystalline streams clamoring in deep gorges have a music of their own which heard by the sensitive ear tends to breed poetic thought; while the incessant struggle of the Georgians against foreign invaders --Persians, Arabs, Mongols, Turks and others has bred in them a sense of chivalry and a deep patriotism which found expression in many a lay, ballad, and poem. Now, the treasures of Georgian literature, both ancient and modern, are accessible to millions of readers in English.