The Lumenots

Author: Norbert Stewart
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 149174202X
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The Lumenots from the Author: Norbert Stewart. In 1908, an enormous explosion occurs over Siberia, leveling thousands of hectares of forest land. Seventeen years later, Dr. Miroslav Oborski, a politically unpopular Russian physicist, has collected evidence that suggests there is far more to the explosion than commonly believed. He unwittingly enlists the help of a criminal organization headed by the Barkov brothers to find a powerful and technically advanced object that survived the explosion. Unknown to Dr. Oborski, the Barkovs have another agenda. Financed by a group of paranoid and corrupt government officials, they have been ordered to dispose of the troublesome Dr. Oborski and secure the valuable object. But the Barkovs, no strangers to greed and corruption, themselves have a different plan in mind. It’s up to the National Science and Development Foundation and its chairman, Viktor Treschev, to save Dr. Oborski and find the object before the Barkovs get to it. The situation rapidly becomes complicated when a Russian farm family, a reclusive hunter, and Norman MacLeod, a Canadian Merchant Marine seaman, are reluctantly drawn into the deadly, high-stakes game that crisscrosses Russia and find its way into eastern Canada in a race to find a device that could change history forever.

Water Sewage Works

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Water Sewage Works from the Author: . Vols. 76 include Reference and data section for 1929 (1929- called Water works and sewerage data section)

A Good Day S Work

Author: John Demont
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0307368025
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A Good Day S Work from the Author: John Demont. A Good Day's Work is a lyrical journey through a semi-mythological place: the Canada of our imagination. It is the Canada of the day before yesterday. Or perhaps the Canada of 1967 -- the country's "Last Good Year," as Pierre Berton dubbed it. It is a portrait of Canada captured by way of encounters with a blacksmith, a cowgirl, a milkman, a traveling salesman and other custodians of trades from another time. Woven into the always engaging, sometimes strange, sometimes moving and frequently funny interviews are the ruminations and personal reflections of that wonderful writer John DeMont (who as a newspaper reporter and columnist of a certain age is something of a vanishing tradesman himself). The iconic Canada--the country of close-knit small towns, of common geography and history, of meaningful work and communal values and institutions--is being transformed. John DeMont has gone in search of people who make their living the old way, in an attempt to distill the essence of our shared past.

Jake S Gift

Author: Julia Mackey
Publisher: Scirocco Drama
ISBN: 9781897289983
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Jake S Gift from the Author: Julia Mackey. Canadian World War Two veteran Jake returns to Normandy on the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings. He meets and is totally disarmed by a ten year old French girl. This leads him to confront the ghosts of his brother's death in the War.

Why Men Lie

Author: Linden MacIntyre
Publisher: Random House Canada
ISBN: 0307360881
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Why Men Lie from the Author: Linden MacIntyre. This latest novel from Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Linden MacIntyre, Why Men Lie, offers a moving and emotionally complex conclusion to the Cape Breton trilogy. Two years after the events of The Bishop’s Man, we’re introduced to Effie MacAskill Gillis, sister of the troubled priest Duncan. It’s 1997, and Effie is an independent, middle-aged woman working as a tenured professor of Celtic Studies, but her complicated and often disappointing love life has left her all but ready to give up on the opposite sex. Then suddenly, a chance encounter with a man on a Toronto subway platform gives Effie renewed hope. J.C. Campbell is an old friend she hasn’t seen for more than 20 years – an attractive, single man who appears to possess the stability and good sense she longs for. Effie met her last husband, Sextus, in her hometown of Cape Breton when the two were still children. As they grew older together, and started a family, she soon learned that when it came to other women, Sextus couldn’t be trusted. After one too many betrayals, Effie leaves him behind, and so when she and J.C. seem to hit it off, his relaxed, open demeanour is a welcome change. But after a happy start to their relationship, cracks begin to show, and J.C. proves himself to be just as unpredictable as the others: one evening Effie spots him in a seedy part of town, but he denies ever having left his house; when she notices a scratch below his eye, he lies about its cause, blaming it on the cat. Then J.C., a journalist, becomes unhealthily engrossed in a story involving a convict on death row, and he and Effie begin to drift apart. Although he still checks in sporadically and insists there’s nothing going on, she soon learns he has a deeply personal reason for his covert trips to that seedy downtown street. In fact, it turns out there’s a lot about his past that Effie doesn’t know, and a lot he’s still learning himself. While J.C. is busy chasing his own past, Effie is rarely able to escape her own. Family ties and hometown connections to Cape Breton mean her two ex-husbands – Sextus happens to be the cousin of her first husband, John – are constantly coming and going in a turbulent mess of comfort and commotion, while her grown daughter, Cassie, brings some unexpected news of her own. After all of her experience in relationships with men, Effie thought she knew all she needed to about what to expect, and how to maintain her self-sufficiency. Why do men lie?, she wants to know. But whether it’s for love, for protection, or for more selfish reasons, Effie soon learns that no amount of experience can prepare you for what might resurface from the past, and for the damage that might cause, emotionally or otherwise.

Lightweb Darkweb

Author: Raffi Cavoukian
Publisher: Homeland Press
ISBN: 9780986644610
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Lightweb Darkweb from the Author: Raffi Cavoukian. There is a critical need to reform social media, especially for young users. Most people have little sense of InfoTech's dark side-they are at risk for privacy loss and tech addiction. Lightweb Darkweb argues that society can optimize the benefits of the Internet only by acting to reduce its shadow of social, ecological and health hazards. Raffi highlights children's developmental needs as a key consideration in the digital age. Book jacket.

Bittergirl

Author: Annabel Griffiths
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: 9780452286719
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Bittergirl from the Author: Annabel Griffiths. A guide to overcoming the emotional trauma of unsuccessful romantic relationships offers women insight into how to renavigate their lives, bond with women experiencing similar issues, and wreak revenge on former boyfriends.

Encyclopedia Of Gangs

Author: Louis Kontos
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313334023
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Encyclopedia Of Gangs from the Author: Louis Kontos. Examines gangs throughout the United States in over eighty entries covering topics such as history, the wide range of communities where gangs form, and their increasingly complex lifestyle.

Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy

Author: Ann B. Butler
Publisher: Wiley-Liss
ISBN: 9780471888895
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Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy from the Author: Ann B. Butler. Butler and William Hodos By applying the tools of modern neuroanatomy to brain structure and function in various species, researchers have discovered that numerous cell groups and interconnections, known to be present in mammals, also exist in nonmammalian vertebrates. This book reveals how the brains of various vertebrates are astoundingly similar in some ways, while in others they are quite different. The authors examine how the form of the brain is modified and magnified to perfect and capitalize on a specific function, making any particular animal a "specialist" in its area. They also clarify the forms and functions of the nervous system that have allowed vertebrates to adapt to almost every aspect of the earth's environment. Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy: Evolution and Adaptation is a long-awaited text that creates numerous educational possibilities... "This work is virtually unique in the field and would definitely fill a void... an incredible tour de force..." —Thomas E. Finger University of Colorado Health Sciences Center "This work is a comprehensive, readable review and synthesis of the latest concepts and knowledge about the diverse outcomes of vertebrate evolution." —Wally Welker University of Wisconsin-Madison "There is no other current publication remotely like it, in scope and certainly in expertise. It will be the only contemporary text in brain evolution, and in comparative neurology...The breadth of coverage is remarkable..." —John I. Johnson Michigan State University "We have been waiting for a book like this for many years." —Peter Ekstr?m Lund University The authors, both recognized experts in the field, present their information in a clear, easy-to-follow format, presuming little prior knowledge of anatomy or biology beyond the college level. This conceptually detailed text is essential for undergraduate or graduate students in the neurosciences, preparing them for more specialized texts in neuroanatomy and brain evolution. It is also an ideal reference for physicians, an engaging synthesis of current knowledge of the form and function of the nervous system.