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Alien Taste

By Wen Spencer
  • ISBN Code: : 1101212446
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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Ukiah Oregon is quickly becoming one of the greatest trackers in the country. Some call it luck—those closest to him call it instinct. Abandoned as a child, he was found running with a wolf pack. Now, in his job as a private investigator, he puts his nose to the ground to track down missing persons and fugitives from the law. A heightened sense of smell and taste—plus a photographic memory—make him an invaluable asset to his partner. But when Ukiah kills a crazed young woman in self-defense, he draws the attention of the FBI’s most wanted: a violent and elusive gang known as the Pack. And it won’t be long before Ukiah discovers just how much he has in common with the Pack: a bond of brotherhood, blood...and destiny.

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Originally published in 1890, this classic handbook provides a wealth of information on the processes of making and keeping of pure cider, and remains of interest and use to the cider maker or enthusiast today. The comprehensive guide provides expertise on the properties of cider, apple varieties, technical apparatus, and features a chapter dedicated to old-fashioned cider making methods. Contents include: Cider Making; Chapter 1 - introductory; Chapter 2 - The Properties of Cider; Chapter 3 - Apple Juice; Chapter 4 - Apples, Varieties, and Tests; Chapter 5 - Apparatus for Cider-Making; Chapter 6 - Straining and Filtering; Chapter 7 - Fermentation; Chapter 8 - Pasteurization; Chapter 9 - Old Method of Cider-Making. We are republishing this vintage work in a modern and affordable edition, complete with a newly written introduction and featuring reproductions of the original diagrams.

The Inheritors

By Eve Fairbanks
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1476725292
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 401
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A dozen years in the making, The Inheritors weaves together the stories of three ordinary South Africans over five tumultuous decades in a sweeping and exquisite look at what really happens when a country resolves to end white supremacy. Dipuo grew up on the south side of a mine dump that segregated Johannesburg’s black townships from the white-only city. Some nights, she hiked to the top. To a South African teenager in the 1980s—even an anti-apartheid activist like Dipuo—the divide that separated her from the glittering lights on the other side appeared eternal. But in 1994, the world’s last explicit racial segregationist regime collapsed to make way for something unprecedented. With penetrating psychological insight, intimate reporting, and bewitching prose, The Inheritors tells the story of a country in the throes of a great reckoning. Through the lives of Dipuo, her daughter Malaika, and Christo—one of the last white South Africans drafted to fight for the apartheid regime—award-winning journalist Eve Fairbanks probes what happens when people once locked into certain kinds of power relations find their status shifting. Observing subtle truths about race and power that extend well beyond national borders, she explores questions that preoccupy so many of us today: How can we let go of our pasts, as individuals and as countries? How should historical debts be paid? And how can a person live an honorable life in a society that—for better or worse—they no longer recognize?

Derek Walcott’s Poetry Deconstructed, Its Political and Sociological Discourse Revealed From “In A Green Night” to “The Fortunate Traveler” A Product of Hallucinatory Whiteness

By Daurius Figueira
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  • Publisher : AHTLE FIGUEIRA
  • Book Code : 9769624551
  • Total of Pages : 165
  • Category : Political Science
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This is a deconstruction of the published books of poetry of Derek Walcott from 1961 to 1981 to unearth, expose and analyze the discourse and worldview of Walcott of miscegenated being, the Caribbean dystopia and the existential condition of the African and Indian Diasporas in the Caribbean dystopia. Walcott segregates himself from the Caribbean dystopia as he excoriates the African and Indian Diasporas blaming them for constructing the dystopia, they are trapped in. Walcott exempts white supremacist colonial and neo-colonial imperial power relations which condemns us to dependency and underdevelopment at the level of the idea. Which he must do for Walcott insists that what separates him from the Dystopia and enables his freedom from the dystopia, his flight to the North Atlantic is his white grandfather's legacy bequeathed to him by his miscegenated father. At the level of his genome Walcott is special, exceptional in the realm of the Dystopia compelled to prove and affirm this state of being in the North Atlantic. Walcott then frames his poetry on the foundation of the binary, Manichean duality of white North Atlantic discourse. I had a white grandfather and father which makes this deconstruction a personal conversation between two conflicting discourses of miscegenated being and our place in the world.

The Milky Galaxy

By Barbara G Louise
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1663231796
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 371
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The Milky (nurturing) Galaxy is a combination of two related novellas set in the same small, unregarded corner of the multiverse. In the first novella, in the 24th century, the Earth is ruined. Bio-diversity is gone. What is left is foul air, poisoned soil, filthy water, and a greatly reduced population of Humans struggling to survive in the dystopian environment. The wondrous beauty of a living globe more than four billion years old perfectly suited to support millions of diverse species is no more. Only the Rich live comfortably in geodesic domes five miles high which selfishly preserve some of the former glorious wonder, the clean air, water, and healthy food of the now collapsing Earthly biosphere. In the fragmented slums between the Domes, descendents of the former Working Class — whose livelihoods were usurped by robots mid-21st century — cling to a precarious secret existence in old buildings sealed against the raw, polluted, unfiltered air and water of ruined Earth. Living in peace with the ultra-privileged Dome dwellers, except as slaves whose lives would be worth nothing, is clearly impossible. Large, green, ameboid Aliens come to Earth and take away members of the former Working Class to settle them on healthy planets elsewhere in the Galaxy. The Aliens accidently leave an Alien child behind. Zee (the ameboid Aliens have only one gender) struggles to survive outside the Domes and find a way to Reproduce, to save hir memories for the future of hir species. In the second novella, a wastrel young man belonging to a Rich Dome family is sent against his will by his authoritarian father out into space to find a suitable, un-ruined planet where the Rich Families of Earth can transfer their “civilization:” their food animals, their enslaved women, and their capitalist economy. Past the worm-hole in the alpha Centauri star-system, the young man finds a thriving Anarkhist society of Human beings — living with green, ameboid aliens and others — inhabiting a star system with three suns. To his surprise, he falls in love with a free-Human female; and yet he still intends to conquer the planet and bring to it the “blessings” of Capitalism, because it will make him a Rich Earthman. Disaster ensues.

A World of Noodles

By Brian Yarvin
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  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Book Code : 1581576862
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 786
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Virtually every cuisine in every culture around the globe has something approximating a noodle. We’re familiar with macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, and Asian noodle dishes, but A World of Noodles shows home cooks how much more there is to explore. Author Brian Yarvin takes us on a 100+ recipe around-the-world culinary tour, from Malaysian Assam Laksa (fish in a spicy tamarind noodle soup) and Tibetan Then Thuk (handmade noodles in broth), to Turkish Rokali Eriste (noodles with arugula, walnuts, and yogurt) and Mexican Puchero Vaquero de Zacetecas (Cowboy beef and noodle stew). Noodles are part of worldwide cuisine, from Central Europe to South America to Africa. The range of grains, flavors, and textures is dazzling. From making the dough to preparing complete dishes with delectable vegetables, meats, and spices, author Brian Yarvin will help you get delicious results, and his writing will entertain you throughout.

My Little Life

By Benjamin Vinar
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  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Book Code : 1480807400
  • Total of Pages : 430
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 593
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Not every immigrant who came to America went from rags to riches. Benjamin Vinars parents grew up in comfortable circumstances in a town called Ostrog in the Ukraine, but their circumstances quickly changed with the bloody arrival of World War I and the Russian Revolution. They barely made it out alive, escaping to the United States, where they settled in Rock Island, Illinois. Benjamins parents often reminisced at the dinner table about the Ostrog of their youth, a largely Jewish community of roughly eight thousand souls. Meanwhile, their life in the American Midwest was a constant struggle. As a child Benjamin saw his father use all his strength to move iron stoves and massive oak furniture about his secondhand store to eke out a living. As Benjamin grew up, his peers deserted earlier ways, and the once-vibrant Jewish community declined as his generation deserted their grandfathers ways en masse. It was already fading out of existence by the time he went to law school. In My Little Life, he breathes life back into whats been lost, celebrating his Jewish heritage and sharing an important historical account, while intricately exploring the mindset that his upbringing produced in him.

Magic After Midnight

By C. Gockel
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  • Publisher : C. Gockel
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 540
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 807
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A standalone adventure in the world of I Bring the Fire. Magic is real, and Marcia's life is a fairy tale. Except, according to her stepdaughter, she's the wicked stepmother. Undermined by a meddling godmother, Marcia is struggling to raise three teenagers in a world of enchantment and monsters. When she's introduced to a Night Elf who appears half her age, love is the last thing on her mind. Count Darerick Razvano is a Night Elf--please don't call him a vampire! Fighting for the survival of his race, he has no time for matters of the heart. When a charming widow inadvertently threatens the Night Elves' most carefully guarded secret, Darerick must seek Marcia out to save his people. Marcia's devoted to her children. Dare's determined to save his race. They aren't looking for love, but love might find them. In a world of monsters, love may save Night Elves and humans alike.

Armana Age

By James Baikie
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136197818
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 350
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When we consider the Cretans and Hittites, the powers of Babylonia and Assyria, and the internal conditions in Syria and Palestine, it can hardly be doubted that the reign of Akhetaten marks a turning point, notably in Egyptian history, but also in the wider history of the ancient world. Here the author vigorously reproduces this age, to show the intensely human interest that lies in the story of religion and art of decadence and reform.

Wolfhound Empire

By Peter Higgins
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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 0316434361
  • Total of Pages : 976
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 819
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A spectre is haunting the empire--the specter of war.Huge stone creatures have fallen from the sky, their bodies littering the countryside. Blood-hungry golems are used to fight a never-ending war for political power. Secret police crush insurgency wherever it's found.Investigator Vissarion Lom has been summoned to Mirrored to quell a new rebellion within the city limits. He's been called because he's an outsider. Because he isn't enmeshed in the city's politics. And because of the piece of stone embedded in his forehead.