A Storm of Swords: Part 1 Steel and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3)

Author: George R.R. Martin
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007447752
Category: Fiction
Page: 688
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HBO’s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin’s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A STORM OF SWORDS: STEEL AND SNOW is the FIRST part of the third volume in the series.

Snow & Steel

The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45
Author: Peter Caddick-Adams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199335141
Category: History
Page: 928
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Provides an in-depth history of the Battle of the Bulge, arguing that the German offensive was set to fail from its launch and precipitated Germany's defeat.

Snow and Steel

Author: Joe Cowles,James Daniel Ross
Publisher: Pixel Panache
ISBN: 9780982464304
Category: Fiction
Page: 276
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Adrift in a sea of chaos in Stalingrad during the brutal winter of 1942, Private Ivan Petrov of the second squad, 115th rifle company, fights to save the lives of loved ones, friends, comrades, and himself.

Snow and Steel

Author: Girolamo Sommi-Picenardi
Publisher: Ayer Company Pub
Category: War stories, Italian
Page: 339
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Snow Engineering 2000: Recent Advances and Developments

Author: E. Hjorth-Hansen,I. Holand,S. Loset,H. Norem
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789058091482
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 470
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This volume presents the background to the recently developed European standard (CEN standard) on snow loads. Many of the papers on "structural engineering" describe results from a European snow project that was completed in 1999.

Bears in the Bird Feeders

Cottage Life on Shaman’s Rock
Author: Jim Poling, Sr.
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 145970195X
Category: Nature
Page: 232
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As well as fun and relaxation, cottage living throughout the seasons is a reminder that all of us, even the most urbanized individual, are part of the natural world. Listen carefully and you will hear cottage country whispering lessons that can make our lives less frenetic, less complicated. The mournful call of the loon, the wind sighing in the trees, the hammering of the pileated woodpecker remind us that we are a part of a more natural world too often lost in our urban societies. Reflections from a still lake and a flickering campfire help us to realize that things might go easier for humankind if more issues were examined in softer, reflective light and without heated debate. People gathered at campfires, soothed by nature’s tranquility, tend to listen and be more thoughtful before they speak. This book will bring you on a journey through four seasons of cottaging and show you that nature has a remarkable power to heal – it just needs the human race to give it a helping hand. Along the way it will introduce you to some tips and tricks for making cottage life more comfortable and enjoyable.

Denali's Howl

The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak
Author: Andy Hall
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 147351004X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska’s Mount McKinley – known to locals as Denali, ‘The High One’ – one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Journalist Andy Hall grew up in the mountain’s shadow, the son of the ranger on duty at the time of the tragedy, and has spent years tracking down survivors, lost documents and recordings of radio communications to piece together the chain of events. In Denali’s Howl, Hall reveals the full story of an expedition facing conditions conclusively established here for the first time: At an elevation of nearly 20,000 feet, these young men endured an “arctic super blizzard,” with howling winds of up to 300 miles an hour and wind chill that freezes flesh solid in minutes. All this without the high-tech gear and equipment climbers use today. As well as the story of the men caught inside the storm, Denali’s Howl is the story of those caught outside it trying to save them - Hall’s father among them. The book gives readers a detailed look at the culture of climbing then and now and raises uncomfortable questions about each player in this tragedy. Was enough done to rescue the climbers, or were their fates sealed when they ascended into the path of this unprecedented storm?

Snow Crash

Author: Neal Stephenson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641033780
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Los Angeles, eines nicht zu fernen Tages: Hiro Protagonist, ein Starprogrammierer und Pizzakurier, kommt einer Verschwörung auf die Spur, die sowohl in der realen Welt als auch im virtuellen Raum immer mehr Todesopfer fordert. Hiro taucht als Schwertkämpfer in die Cyberwelt der Zukunft ein, um dort einen Schurken aus ferner Vergangenheit zu besiegen und die »Infokalypse« zu verhindern...

The Technical Avalanche Protection Handbook

Author: Florian Rudolf-Miklau,Siegfried Sauermoser,Arthur Mears
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3433603871
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 430
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Snow avalanches can have highly destructive consequences in developed areas. Each year, avalanche catastrophes occur in mountain regions around the globe and cause unnecessary fatalities and severe damage to buildings and infrastructure. In some mountainous regions, especially in the European Alps, technical avalanche defence structures are built to increase the level of safety for inhabited areas; however, new infrastructure such as roads, railway lines and tourist facilities cause new risk potential in hazardous areas. As a result, the demand is increasing for technical avalanche protection solutions. Avalanche defence structures and protection systems are used in most inhabited mountain regions worldwide. During the last decades, technical avalanche protection has evolved from a specialist field to an independent engineering branch that has gained importance in alpine countries such as Austria, Italy, France and Switzerland, as well as in other countries such as Canada, Iceland, Norway and USA. This work is the first comprehensive, English-language overview of technical avalanche protection and establishes state-of-the-art best practices in the field. It covers the fundamentals of avalanche protection technology and includes plans, dimensions, construction and maintenance of defence structures. The editors have collaborated with an international team of experts from Austria, Canada, France, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Switzerland and USA to produce this landmark handbook.

Flint And Steel

A Story Of Survival
Author: John Weishaar, Ed. D.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456866792
Category: Fiction
Page: 82
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– Ryan Larsen, 14, moves to Alaska with his family to build a log cabin in the wilderness. He hikes into the wilderness for a two day trip as a rite of passage from boyhood to manhood and faces the harsh elements of winter for seven days. He fights for survival.

3 Steel Houses

Author: Barton Myers
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781876907891
Category: Architecture
Page: 126
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Since 1970, the architect Barton Myers has constructed three custom-designed steel residences in addition to developing a flexible prototype for standardised, mass-produced housing. Each project represents a unique approach to a radically different set o

A Dance with Dragons

A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five
Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553905651
Category: Fiction
Page: 1040
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Don’t miss the thrilling sneak peek of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Six, The Winds of Winter Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series—as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance—beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys’s claim to Westeros forever. Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone—a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice. From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all. Praise for A Dance with Dragons “Filled with vividly rendered set pieces, unexpected turnings, assorted cliffhangers and moments of appalling cruelty, A Dance with Dragons is epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined.”—The Washington Post “Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times “One of the best series in the history of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times From the Paperback edition.

Sand and Steel

The D-Day Invasions and the Liberation of France
Author: Peter Caddick-Adams
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190601898
Category: History
Page: 928
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"Sand and Steel gives us D-Day, arguably the greatest and most consequential military operation of modern times, beginning with the years of painstaking and costly preparation, through to the pitched battles fought along France's northern coast, from Omaha Beach to the Falaise and the push east to Strasbourg. In addition to covering the build-up to the invasion, including the elaborate and lavish campaigns to deceive Germans as to where and when the invasion would take place, Peter Caddick-Adams gives a full and detailed account of the German preparations, but the heart of the book is Caddick-Adams' narratives of the five beaches where the terrible drama played out--Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword, and the attempt by American, British, and Canadian soldiers to gain a foothold in Europe"--

Design Of Steel Structures (By Limit State Method As Per Is: 800 2007)

Author: S.S. Bhavikatti
Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9380026617
Page: 414
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So far working stress method was used for the design of steel structures. Nowadays whole world is going for the limit state method which is more rational. Indian national code IS:800 for the design of steel structures was revised in the year 2007 incorporating limit state method. This book is aimed at training the students in using IS: 800 2007 for designing steel structures by limit state method. The author has explained the provisions of code in simple language and illustrated the design procedure with a large number of problems. It is hoped that all universities will soon adopt design of steel structures as per IS: 2007 and this book will serve as a good textbook.A sincere effort has been made to present design procedure using simple language, neat sketches and solved problems.

Die zerschlagenen Reiche: Blutstolz

Author: Evie Manieri
ISBN: 3838753623
Category: Fiction
Page: 479
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Vor Jahrzehnten wurde das Wüstenreich Shadar von den kriegerischen Nordmännern erobert und das Volk der Shadari versklavt. Sie müssen das schwarze Gold fördern, welches die Eroberer zu ihren magischen Klingen verarbeiten. Doch Widerstand regt sich! Eine Gruppe von Rebellen wittert ihre Chance. Sie bitten eine legendäre Kriegerin um Hilfe - angeblich hat sie noch nie einen Kampf verloren. Doch welchen Preis wird sie verlangen?

There Came Both Mist and Snow

Author: Michael Innes
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 1842327577
Category: Fiction
Page: 194
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Stunning Belrive Priory, consisting of a mansion, park and medieval ruins, is surrounded by the noise and neon signs of its gaudy neighbours - a cotton-mill, a brewey and a main road. Nevertheless, Arthur Ferryman is pleased to return for a family Christmas, but is shocked to discover that his cousins have taken up a new pastime - pistol-shooting. Inspector Appleby arrives on the scene when one of Ferryman's cousins is found shot dead in the study, in a mystery built on family antagonisms.