Die Rubicon-Verschwörung

Thriller
Author: James Swallow
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641195144
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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Finde den Verräter. Kämpfe ums Überleben. Vertraue niemandem. Marc Dane ist Agent beim Britischen Geheimdienst. Er ist der Typ am Computer, der Technikexperte jenseits der Action. Als er nach einem brutalen Anschlag auf sein Team als einziger Überlebender zurückbleibt, kämpft er plötzlich an vorderster Front. Nicht nur muss er sein Land vor einer düsteren Bedrohung retten, er muss auch seine eigene Unschuld beweisen. Völlig auf sich allein gestellt, bleibt ihm nichts anderes übrig, als die Hilfe der toughen Agentin Lucy Keyes anzunehmen. Keyes weiß, was es bedeutet, niemandem vertrauen zu können. Und sie verfügt über all jene Fähigkeiten, ohne die Dane den bevorstehenden Kampf nicht überleben kann.

Swallow


Author: Stephen Savage
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404245761
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Introduces swallows, discussing their physical characteristics, habitat, life cycle, food, hunting and migration habits, and predators.

The Swallow

A Ghost Story
Author: Charis Cotter
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 1770495932
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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In 1960s Toronto, two girls retreat to their attics to escape the loneliness and isolation of their lives. Polly lives in a house bursting at the seams with people, while Rose is often left alone by her busy parents. Polly is a down-to-earth dreamer with a wild imagination and an obsession with ghosts; Rose is a quiet, ethereal waif with a sharp tongue. Despite their differences, both girls spend their days feeling invisible and seek solace in books and the cozy confines of their respective attics. But soon they discover they aren't alone--they're actually neighbors, sharing a wall. They develop an unlikely friendship, and Polly is ecstatic to learn that Rose can actually see and talk to ghosts. Maybe she will finally see one too! But is there more to Rose than it seems? Why does no one ever talk to her? And why does she look so... ghostly? When the girls find a tombstone with Rose's name on it in the cemetery and encounter an angry spirit in her house who seems intent on hurting Polly, they have to unravel the mystery of Rose and her strange family... before it's too late.

Swallow

Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them
Author: Mary Cappello
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586350
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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Product Description An American half-dollar. A beaded crucifix. Tooth roots shaped like a tiny pair of pants. A padlock. Scads of peanut kernels and scores of safety pins. A metallic letter Z. A toy goat and tin steering wheel. A Perfect Attendance Pin. One of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia's world-famous Mütter Museum is the Chevalier Jackson Foreign Body Collection: a beguiling set of drawers filled with thousands of items that had been swallowed or inhaled, then extracted nonsurgically by a pioneering laryngologist using rigid instruments of his own design. How do people's mouths, lungs, and stomachs end up filled with inedible things, and what do they become once arranged in Jackson's aura-laden cabinet? What drove Dr. Chevalier Jackson's peculiar obsession not only with removing foreign bodies from people’s upper torsos but also with saving and cataloging the items that he retrieved? Animating the space between interest and terror, curiosity and dread, award-winning author Mary Cappello explores what seems beyond understanding: the physiology of the human swallow, and the poignant and baffling psychology that compels people to ingest non-nutritive things. On a quest to restore the narratives that haunt Jackson’s uncanny collection, she discovers that all things are secretly edible. Combining original research with a sympathetic and evocative sensibility, Cappello uncovers a history of racism and violence, of forced ingestion and "hysteria," of class and poverty that left children to bank their family’s last quarters in their mouths. Here, the seemingly disparate but equally marvelous worlds of the circus and the medical amphitheater meet in characters ranging from sword swallowers and women who lunched on hardware to the sensitive, bullied boy who grew up to be the father of endoscopy. Advance Praise "Swallow is a surprising and original work. It is biography on the slant, a meditation that transcends boundaries and genres, written with scholarship, humor, and panache. I urge you to take this journey." —Ricky Jay "I was astonished and delighted—grabbed by the throat, indeed—by this most remarkable book, which took me down a thousand little red lanes, and laid out in excruciating and fascinating detail all those myriad of items—corks to safety pins to draughts of lye and three-foot swords—that have managed to pass down there too. It is a wonderful and bizarre book: gorge yourself on it, and gulp.” —Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic: The Biography of an Ocean "Swallow is a wonderful, intriguing book, a fascinating glimpse into a true medical pioneer and a life's work. Mary Cappello delves into what it means to ingest things we weren’t meant to eat, and how the line between our bodies and foreign bodies can sometimes blur. Every object tells a story, and the stories here are marvelous." —Colin Dickey, author of Crankiolepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius About the Author Mary Cappello's three previous books of literary nonfiction are Awkward, a Los Angeles Times bestseller; Called Back, a critical memoir on cancer that won a ForeWord Book of the Year Award and an Independent Publisher Book Award; and the memoir Night Bloom. A recipient of the Bechtel Prize for Educating the Imagination from Teachers and Writers Collaborative and the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, she is a former Fulbright lecturer at the Gorky Literary Institute (Moscow) and currently a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Rhode Island. She lives in Providence.

Swallow

A Tale of the Great Trek
Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775458903
Category: Fiction
Page: 357
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Raised in near-isolation in South Africa, a young Dutch girl named Swallow spends her days gazing upon the sea and dreaming of a happier life filled with friends, family and love. Soon, her daydreams begin to become reality in ways she could never have imagined possible. Ranking among H. Rider Haggard's best novels, Swallow deftly combines romance, historical detail, and adventure.

The Swallow


Author: Sabrina Crewe
Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
ISBN: 9780817243739
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Describes the habitat, eating habits, and life cycle of the barn swallow.

Swallow

Poems
Author: Miranda Field
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547561653
Category: Poetry
Page: 64
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From the microcosmic wilderness of an overgrown back yard to the cool, glassed-in exhibits in a natural history museum, Swallow swoops and darts, tangling the lines we draw between the wild and the cultivated. In her debut collection, Miranda Field explores a world composed equally of shadow and substance, filled not just with beauty but also with a kind of savage experience. But Swallow is more than a crisscrossing of boundaries. It is an imperative, a dare: Go ahead, do as Eve did; let hunger take you wherever it will. According to James Longenbach, these poems are "too beautifully made to idealize freedom, too much in love with vicissitude to idealize beauty. Read these poems, enter them, and be hungry forever."

Swallow, mein wackerer Mustang


Author: Eberhard Hilscher
Publisher: Mitteldeutscher Verlag
ISBN: 3954627248
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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„Ich möchte nach Dresden fahren zu meinem Verleger.“ – „Warum nicht, wenn Sie sich gut führen, für einen Tag mit Erlaubnis ihrer Polizeibehörde? Es liegt nur an Ihnen, was aus Ihnen wird!“ Erich Loests biographischer Roman über seinen sächsischen Landsmann und Schriftstellerkollegen Karl May ist ein Bekenntnis zur Freiheit der Literatur. Der ehemalige politische Gefangene Loest schreibt darin über einen Autor, den seine Zeit und seine Gesellschaft zum Kriminellen abstempeln wollten. Mit großem Einfühlungsvermögen entwirft Loest das spannende Porträt eines widersprüchlichen Lebens. Der Roman erschien 1980, ein Jahr vor Loests Übersiedlung in die Bundesrepublik, und leitete mit die May-Renaissance in der DDR ein. Zum 100. Todestag von Karl May 2012 veranstaltete der Mitteldeutsche Verlag diese Neuauflage.

Swallow the Hook


Author: S.W. Hubbard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743489160
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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DECENT PEOPLE. DESPERATE MEASURES. The folks of remote, mountainous Trout Run, New York, are shocked when Mary Pat Sheehan's body is found in her crashed car. They're even more stunned when an autopsy reveals it wasn't the crash that killed her -- but complications from childbirth. No one even knew that cheerful, reliable, and unmarried Mary Pat was pregnant. In a town where everyone knows everyone's business, how did she hide her pregnancy? Where is her baby? And who is the father? These daunting questions lead Police Chief Frank Bennett into the shadowy world of black market adoption scams, where panicked young women and desperate, childless couples play a high-stakes game. to prevent another tragedy, Frank must unravel a tangle of family secrets and unlikely alliances. But stepping closer to the truth puts Frank squarely in a killer's sights. Because when greed and love both fuel the fire, everyone gets burned.

The Tower of the Swallow


Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473211581
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for the first time in her life. But the net around her is closing. Geralt, the Witcher, has assembled a group of allies determined to rescue her. Both sides of the war have sent brutal mercenaries to hunt her down. Her crimes have made her famous. There is only one place left to run. The tower of the swallow is waiting...

A Cloak for Swallow


Author: Anne Faundez
Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
ISBN: 9781595660930
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
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Swallow faces a long, bitter journey. Will Owl and his friends find a way to help him in time.

Coloniality in the Cliff Swallow

The Effect of Group Size on Social Behavior
Author: Charles R. Brown,Mary Bomberger Brown
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226076263
Category: Nature
Page: 566
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Many animal species live and breed in colonies. Although biologists have documented numerous costs and benefits of group living, such as increased competition for limited resources and more pairs of eyes to watch for predators, they often still do not agree on why coloniality evolved in the first place. Drawing on their twelve-year study of a population of cliff swallows in Nebraska, the Browns investigate twenty-six social and ecological costs and benefits of coloniality, many never before addressed in a systematic way for any species. They explore how these costs and benefits are reflected in reproductive success and survivorship, and speculate on the evolution of cliff swallow coloniality. This work, the most comprehensive and detailed study of vertebrate coloniality to date, will be of interest to all who study social animals, including behavioral ecologists, population biologists, ornithologists, and parasitologists. Its focus on the evolution of coloniality will also appeal to evolutionary biologists and to psychologists studying decision making in animals.

Easy-to-Swallow, Easy-to-Chew Cookbook

Over 150 Tasty and Nutritious Recipes for People Who Have Difficulty Swallowing
Author: Paula Sullivan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544186249
Category: Cooking
Page: 260
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Delicious and nourishing recipes that are easy to eat and swallow The simple act of eating is a challenge for millions of people whose ability to chew and swallow has been compromised by the debilitating effects of age or disease. The Easy-to-Swallow, Easy-to-Chew Cookbook presents a collection of more than 150 nutritious recipes that make eating enjoyable and satisfying for anyone who has difficulty chewing or swallowing. It also shares helpful tips and techniques to make eating easier for the elderly and those with such diseases as Parkinson's, AIDS, or head and neck cancers.

Clinical Anatomy & Physiology of the Swallow Mechanism


Author: Kim Corbin-Lewis,Julie M. Liss
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435493001
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 336
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This complete, concise guide enables graduate students in speech-language pathology to apply their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of voice and speech production to the study of normal deglutition and dysphagia. The text examines the oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal components of the swallow mechanism, identifying both normal structure and morphology and structural and physiologic abnormalities. The Second Edition has been carefully updated to reflect current evidence and evolving theoretical frameworks for a wide range of diagnostic and treatment approaches, as well as the analytical process needed to effectively evaluate current and future research results. The text also features new material on neurological control, motor control, and learning, in addition to information on new technology and treatment techniques, such as electrical stimulation, free water protocols, Shaker exercises, and use of the National Dysphagia Diet. New and revised images clearly and consistently illustrate critical concepts of anatomy and physiology. The authors' conversational writing style makes even complex material more engaging and easier to master and apply. This comprehensive, yet highly approachable text equips students to apply a systematic line of inquiry and evidence-based practice to diagnose and manage dysphagia accurately and efficiently. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Swallow - A Tale of the Great Trek


Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: Burman Press
ISBN: 1444697935
Category:
Page: 352
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Hard to Swallow

A Brief History of Food
Author: Richard Lacey,Richard W. Lacey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521440011
Category: Cooking
Page: 340
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Reviews how livestock is raised, what goes into its feed, how dry and packaged foods are processed, what additives and germs are found in food, and the best way to prepare food in a safe manner.

Swallow Summer


Author: Charles Robert Brown
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803261457
Category: Science
Page: 371
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Discusses the behavior of the cliff swallow

Swallow the Ocean

A Memoir
Author: Laura M. Flynn
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1582434611
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 285
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Traces the author's coming of age under the shadow of her mother's paranoid schizophrenia, a disorder that ended her parents' marriage and caused the author to be raised in accordance with her mother's distorted perceptions of the world.