Download or read book The Far Side of Eden PDF or another Format written by James Conaway and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2015-10-22 with total page 419 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the tradition of his New York Times bestseller, Napa, James Conaway picks up the story he began a decade ago. The Far Side of Eden offers "a fascinating look at the political side of the wine revolution that put California's Napa Valley on the world map" (Miami Herald). Now, Conaway reveals, Napa is awash in dollars generated by the boom economy and the social ambitions it inspired. The valley is beset by new arrivals determined to have vineyards of their own and by cult-wine producers in thrall to fabulously expensive "rocket juice" (cabernet sauvignon) that few locals can afford - while established families wish to hold on to the old ways, and camp followers get caught up in the glamour of it all. Conaway, long known for his controversial, compulsively readable social reporting, here "indicts the wave of new-money millionaires from Silicon Valley, who have brought with them gaudy displays of wealth -- building so-called 'McMansions' and planting 'vanity vineyards'" (Los Angeles Times). "A cautionary tale . . . [with] a seductive pull" (San Francisco Chronicle), The Far Side of Eden takes us to the frontlines of America's ongoing conflicts over money, land, and power to tell a story that has ramifications for us all.
Download or read book The Far Side of the Moon PDF or another Format written by Charles Byrne and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2007-10-23 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The far side of the Moon, also called the "dark side of the Moon" was unknown to humanity until the Luna and Lunar Orbiter pictures were returned to Earth. This wonderful book contains beautiful photographs and newly-assembled mosaic images of the far side of the Moon, cleaned of transmission, imaging stripes and processing artifacts by today’s computer technology. Byrne’s superb analysis documents the appearance of the features of the far side with beautiful pictures from Lunar Orbiter. Until now, the far side Lunar Orbiter photos have only been available with strong reconstruction lines, but appear here for the first time as complete photographs, unmarred by imaging and processing artifacts.
Download or read book The Far Side of Forever PDF or another Format written by Robert Zorich and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2013-08-20 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Time. Immutable. Untouchable. A river always streaming past us. Something we can’t ever turn back or fix. Or can we? John Gillian, renowned physicist, and Rebecca Harleson, renaissance thinker and mathematician, and their team, have created the first machine capable of sending messages through infinite time and space. Their invention causes shock waves throughout the world, and become the target of protestors and unscrupulous politicians. The possibilities for misuse are endless. When the newly appointed Secretary of Technology Development takes over the project to prevent a tragedy from occurring, the warnings of side effects are ignored. The results are a world spinning out of control as great paradoxes are manifested around the team and their device. Now only Gillian and his team can get back to the source and stop the escalating events before they unfold.
Unbuttoned by the Boss: Unbuttoned by Her Maverick Boss / The Far Side of Paradise / Rub It In (Mills & Boon By Request)
Author : Natalie Anderson
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release Date : 2015-06-01
ISBN 10 : 9781474003957
Pages : 466 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (474 users)
Download or read book Unbuttoned by the Boss: Unbuttoned by Her Maverick Boss / The Far Side of Paradise / Rub It In (Mills & Boon By Request) PDF or another Format written by Natalie Anderson and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2015-06-01 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unbuttoned by Her Maverick Boss Sophy Braithwaite has always been a good girl and in her new job as tycoon Lorenzo Hall’s new assistant she knows her boss should be strictly off-limits. But the dangerously sexy twinkle in his eyes has Sophy tempted to break all the rules...
Download or read book The Far Side of Promise Anthology PDF or another Format written by Matthew S. Cox and published by Division Zero Press. This book was released on 2019-07-09 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Far Side of Promise is an anthology of short stories spanning cyberpunk, high fantasy, psychological horror, and science fiction. In the titular story, a jaded deep-space miner sets out on a desperate bid for real food. The boundary between the virtual and real worlds becomes an Ouroboros. Alex Grant always gets what he wants—until he gets what he deserves in The Tower. Many people hide skeletons in their closets, but in The Roommate, Roy talks to his. At age ten, Kirsten Wren’s mother tried to kill her. To survive, she followed a ghost Into the Beneath. In A Queen’s Lament, a young monarch copes with love, betrayal, and demons. In Evergreen, seventeen-year-old Harper and her little sister find themselves alone after nuclear war. Neris dreams constantly of A Ghost Among Fireflies, an unseen force compelling her to visit a dangerous, destroyed world.
Download or read book Gary Larson and The Far Side PDF or another Format written by Kerry D. Soper and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2018-08-15 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kerry D. Soper reminds us of The Far Side's groundbreaking qualities and cultural significance in Gary Larson and "The Far Side." In the 1980s, Gary Larson (b. 1950) shook up a staid comics page by introducing a set of aesthetic devices, comedic tones, and philosophical frames that challenged and delighted many readers, even while upsetting and confusing others. His irreverent, single panels served as an alternative reality to the tame comedy of the family-friendly newspaper comics page, as well as the pervasive, button-down consumerism and conformity of the Reagan era. In this first full study of Larson's art, Soper follows the arc of the cartoonist's life and career, describing the aesthetic and comedic qualities of his work, probing the business side of his success, and exploring how The Far Side brand as a whole--with its iconic characters and accompanying set of comedic and philosophical frames--connected with its core readers. In effect, Larson reinvented his medium by creatively working within, pushing against, and often breaking past institutional, aesthetic, comedic, and philosophical parameters. Due to the comic's great success, it opened the door for additional alternative voices in comics and other popular mediums. With its intentionally awkward, minimalistic lines and its morbid humor, The Far Side expanded Americans' comedic palette and inspired up-and-coming cartoonists, comedians, and filmmakers. Soper re-creates the cultural climate and media landscape in which The Far Side first appeared and thrived, then assesses how it impacted worldviews and shaped the comedic sensibilities of a generation of cartoonists, comedy writers, and everyday fans.
Download or read book The Far Side of the Sea PDF or another Format written by James Hogrefe and published by One Mission Society. This book was released on 2021-04-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In A.D. 52, Thomas, an apostle of Jesus Christ, traveled to India to spread the Gospel. He planted seven churches along the Malabar Coast and later traveled to Tamil Nadu, where an angry mob of pagan worshipers attacked and killed him. Would those who killed Thomas succeed in killing the emerging churches also? The author addresses this and other questions, recounting successes, failures, and stories of personal sacrifice over the next 20 centuries. By the end of this book, the reader will have identified church-planting principles that are effective for India and any other country where the people of God will persevere and seek God’s glory.
Download or read book The Far Side of the River PDF or another Format written by Harry Jay Thorn and published by Robert Hale Ltd. This book was released on 2017-06-01 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When US Marshal Harry Boudine buys outlaw Jack Morgan's freedom from Arizona's brutal Yuma Prison, the ex-lawman, soldier and gunfighter finds that he has to repay the debt in spades. Morgan's job is to stem the flow of US arms to the Mexican bandits and persuade the sick Confederate general, John J. De Wolfe, that the South will never again bear arms against its Northern brothers. During the long ride to Mexico, blood and bullets lace the air as Morgan outwits and out-shoots anything the hired gunfighters of Rancho Santa Cruz can throw at him. Even so, death still lurks behind every boulder and the success of Morgan's mission is always in doubt. Then, too, there is the strong and beautiful Stella Owens...
Download or read book The Far Side of the Dollar PDF or another Format written by Ross Macdonald and published by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. This book was released on 2010-12-29 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Far Side of the Dollar, private investigator Lew Archer is looking for an unstable rich kid who has run away from an exclusive reform school—and into the arms of kidnappers. Why are his desperate parents so loath to give Archer the information he needs to find him? And why do all trails lead to a derelict Hollywood hotel where starlets and sailors once rubbed elbows with two-bit grifters—and where the present clientele includes a brand-new corpse? The result is Ross Macdonald at his most exciting, delivering 1,000-volt shocks to the nervous system while uncovering the venality and depravity at the heart of the case.
Download or read book The Far Side of the Stars PDF or another Format written by David Drake and published by Titan Books. This book was released on 2017-04-04 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Republic of Cinnabar and the Alliance of Free Stars have reached an uneasy truce and for the first time in years, the Republic of Cinnabar Navy is not at war. For Lt. Daniel Leary and Signals Officer Adele Mundy, this can only mean one thing - adventure! When the Princess Cecile is sold as a private yacht, Leary and Mundy bring together the old crew to escort a pair of wealthy nobles on an expedition to the Galactic North. With jealous lovers, winged dragons and a mysterious oracle to contend with, the voyage is far from peaceful. But on their search for a rare and priceless treasure Leary and Mundy find something far more sinister - a secret Alliance base, and the looming threat of war...
Download or read book What Is on the Far Side of the Moon? PDF or another Format written by Emily Mahoney and published by Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP. This book was released on 2018-07-15 with total page 34 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The moon is a constant presence that children become aware of in their earliest days. So many young readers wonder and ask about the moon soon after they learn to speak, and it's the topic of many early childhood bedtime books. The author's expertise as an educator on communicating complex concepts to children through easy, accessible language brings the subject of the moon engagingly up-close, even for the most reluctant of readers. Color photography from NASA and graphics add to comprehension of a range of STEAM topics.
Download or read book The Far Side of the Sun PDF or another Format written by Kate Furnivall and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-10-07 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The new novel from the author of The Russian Concubine and Shadows on the Nile The Bahamas, 1943. Hoping to escape her turbulent past, twenty-three-year-old Dodie Wyatt has fled to Nassau. But the world is at war, and one night the peaceful life she has created for herself is shattered when she discovers a man dying in an alleyway… Ella Stanford is married to a powerful diplomat who’s been appointed to keep the Duke of Windsor far from his Nazi friends in Germany. And in this city now teeming with danger, Ella has her own secrets—ones that threaten to tear apart her safe and ordered life… When Ella’s world collides with Dodie’s, they find themselves caught in the spiral of violence and greed ripping through Nassau. But Dodie falls deeply in love with a mysterious American stranger on the island, and together they fight to uncover the truth behind the bloodshed, while struggling to keep each other alive in this perilous new world…
Download or read book The Far Side of a Dead Beat Dad PDF or another Format written by The Far Side of a Dead Beat Dad and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2017-01-10 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a former member of the United States Army Special Forces, David Bryson lived by the motto "De oppresso liber," a Latin phrase that means "to free from oppression" or "to liberate the oppressed." Little did he realize that, years later, he would be fighting to liberate not others but himself from an unjust governmental system. Slapped with a bill for over $23,000 in allegedly unpaid child support-- a charge based solely on his ex-wife's testimony--Bryson refused to pay. As a result, his passport was taken away, his wages garnished, his vehicle seized and sold at auction, and his multiple attempts to refute his ex-wife's charges denied. Years later, he refuses to surrrender, which means he is still unable to leave the country, own property, or earn a living. Fed up with the systematic fraud and perjury he claims he has encountered throughout the justice system in El Dorado County, California, which has jurisdiction over his case, Bryson has finally decided to take matters into his own hands. In this book, he has published his side of the story, candidly and uneditied, including accompanying legal documentation. By doing so, he hopes not only to hold the County of El Dorado accountable for withholding justice in his case but also to prevent other alleged "deadbeat dads" like him from being presumed guilty before they have a chance to prove their innocence.
Author : Patrick O'Brian
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2011-12-05
ISBN 10 : 9780393063820
Pages : 368 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (393 users)
Download or read book The Far Side of the World (Vol. Book 10) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) PDF or another Format written by Patrick O'Brian and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2011-12-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The tenth installment in the beloved, epic Aubrey/Maturin series and inspiration for the major motion picture starring Russell Crowe. The War of 1812 continues, and Captain Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to wreak havoc with the British whaling trade. Meanwhile, Stephen Maturin has a mission of his own in the world of secret intelligence and comes face to face with the harsh realities for women of the age. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific—typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, an ill-fated affair, murder, and criminal insanity—as well as a bold rescue by a crew of seafaring female warriors.
Download or read book Return to the Far Side of Planet Moore! PDF or another Format written by Martin Mobberley and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-03-20 with total page 419 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The result of an exhaustive study of Sir Patrick Moore’s observations of the Moon and planets for more than 60 years, this book is a fantastic companion to the extremely popular, “It Came From Outer Space Wearing an RAF Blazer!” written by the same author. Moore recorded his telescopic observations in his logbooks, which are reproduced and described here in detail, along with his sketches and notes. In this light, the author discusses the factors that caused Moore to switch from lunar observing to planetary and variable star observing. He has also included personal recollections and humorous anecdotes from Moore’s friends and acquaintances, as well as a look at his best loved books. Further chapters describe Moore’s foreign travels and correspondence with those back home. Lastly, the author has not neglected a few of Moore’s most memorable television and radio appearances, which are examined along with a close up of what it was like to visit Moore’s beloved home of Farthings in Selsey. Essentially, this is a book written by popular demand from the readers of the author’s original biography, who craved more of Moore!
Download or read book The PreHistory of The Far Side: PDF or another Format written by Gary Larson and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 1989-09-01 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 1989 FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Far Side and the Larson signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.
Download or read book Beyond The Far Side PDF or another Format written by Gary Larson and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 1983-08-01 with total page 110 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 1981, 1983 FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Far Side and the Larson signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.