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The Pirate Queen begins in Ireland with the infamous Grace O'Malley, a ruthless pirate and scourge to the most powerful fleets of sixteenth-­century Europe. This Irish clan chieftain, sea captain, and pirate queen was a contemporary of Elizabeth I, a figure whose life is the stuff of myth. Regularly raiding English ships caught off Ireland's west coast, O'Malley was purported to have fought the Spanish armada just hours after giving birth to her son. She had several husbands in her lifetime, and acquired lands and castles that still dot the Irish coastline today.
But Grace O'Malley was not alone. Since ancient times, women have rowed and sailed, commanded and fished, built boats and owned fleets. As pirate, captain's wives, lighthouse keepers and sailors in disguise they've explored coastlines and set off alone across unknown seas. Yet their incredible contributions have been nearly erased from the history books. In The Pirate Queen, Barbara Sjoholm brings some of these...

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A house inches eight hundred miles to confess its horrible crime.­The last resident of a mental institution discovers hes not alone.­A middleschooler performs an experiment to determine how much time we fit in dreams. Boys looking for wonder find more than theyre expecting in the Adirondacks with Charles Fort. A detective learns everything hes ever wanted to knowand some things he hasnt. In Will Ludwigsens stories, the universe has a way of being weird in just the ways we need it to be. There are answers to many of our deepest questionsand theyre usually far more personal and mysterious than we expect. What are you in search of And what is in search of you # Will Ludwigsen writes stories like these for magazines including Asimovs Science Fiction, Alfred Hitchcocks Mystery Magazine, Weird Tales, Strange Horizons, and many others. He teaches creative writing at the University of North Florida and lives in Jacksonville with fellow writer Aimee Payne.

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Byron Rogers' latest collection of travel pieces follows the winning formula of his first book for Aurum, "An Audience with an Elephant": in search of - and finding - a remarkable array of quirky, whimsical and singular individuals. But as well as...

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The prospector's field-­book and guide in the search for and the easy determination of ores and other useful minerals. 426 Pages.

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The contemporary world is increasingly defined by dizzying flows of people and ideas. But while Western travel is associated with a pioneering spirit of discovery, the dominant image of Muslim mobility is the jihadi who travels not to learn but to destroy. Journeys to the Other Shore challenges these stereotypes by charting the common ways in which Muslim and Western travelers negotiate the dislocation of travel to unfamiliar and strange worlds. In Roxanne Euben's groundbreaking excursion across cultures, geography, history, genre, and genders, travel signifies not only a physical movement across lands and cultures, but also an imaginative journey in which wonder about those who live differently makes it possible to see the world differently. In the book we meet not only Herodotus but also Ibn Battuta, the fourteenth-­century Moroccan traveler. Tocqueville's journeys are set against a five-­year sojourn in nineteenth-­century Paris by the Egyptian writer and translator Rifa'a Rafi' . . .

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“Funny how a gay man’s hand resting heavily on your shoulder used to say let’s fuck but now means let’s not. Funny how ostensible nearness really betrays distance sometimes.­” —from The Nearness of Others

In this radical, genre-­bending narrative, David Caron tells the story of his 2006 HIV diagnosis and its aftermath. On one level, The Nearness of Others is a personal account of his struggle as a gay, HIV-­positive man with the constant issue of if, how, and when to disclose his status. But searching for various forms of contact eventually leads to a profound reassessment of tact as a way to live and a way to think, with our bodies and with the bodies of others.­In a series of brief, compulsively readable sections that are by turns moving and witty, Caron recounts his wary yet curious exploration of an unfamiliar medical universe at once hostile and protective as he embarks on a new life of treatment without end. He describes what it is like to live with a disease that is no . . .

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This book is on applications of game theory. It contains a lot of examples of applications of game theory together with the background of those games considered and a list of unsolved problems. Also we consider only the game where the optimal strategies of the players are found in closed form. For example, the following games are investigated: (a) games of protection of a channel from infiltration of a submarine, (b) the submarine versus helicopter game, (c) the matrix search games, (d) allocation search and economics games, where players face up an alternative either not to come into contest if the cost of efforts seems too high, or come into it, (e) dynamic infiltration games where the infiltrator tries to penetrate zone uncaught, (f) duels and (g) parlour games.

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Anne Herrmann, a dual citizen born in New York to Swiss parents, offers in Coming Out Swiss a witty, profound, and ultimately universal exploration of identity and community. "Swissness"—­even on its native soil a loose confederacy, divided by multiple languages, nationalities, religion, and alpen geography—­becomes in the diaspora both nowhere (except in the minds of immigrants and their children) and everywhere, reflected in pervasive clichés.            In a work that is part memoir, part history and travelogue, Herrmann explores all our Swiss clichés (chocolate, secret bank accounts, Heidi, Nazi gold, neutrality, mountains, Swiss Family Robinson) and also scrutinizes topics that may surprise (the "invention" of the Alps, the English Colony in Davos, Switzerland's role during World War II, women students at the University of Zurich in the 1870s). She ponders, as well, marks of Swissness that have lost their identity in the diaspora (Sutter...

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An accomplished Southern storyteller's colorful reflections on literature, booze, firearms, violence, and sex

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The prospector's field-­book and guide in the search for and the easy determination of ores and other useful minerals. 426 Pages.

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For centuries many have come to know God through the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus often used parables to teach. Much like Aesop's Fables, the parables are short, allegorical stories designed to teach a moral principle.
The world in which Jesus taught was not unlike our own in terms of being characterized by oppression. The parables, more often than not, spoke about oppression as an evil, challenging the oppressors to change their ways and the oppressed to speak out.
More than twenty centuries and countless translations later, we read those parables in, but seldom about, an entirely different cultural, political, and social context. Accordingly, they have lost their sting.
And so The Sagebrush Gospel is my attempt to take the parables and other Bible stories and adapt their messages to our times.

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Hunting for fossils with a preeminent guide and teacher

Michael Novacek, a world-­renowned paleontologist who has discovered important fossils on virtually every continent, is an authority on patterns of evolution and on the relationships among extinct and extant organisms. Time Traveler is his captivating account of how his boyhood enthusiasm for dinosaurs became a lifelong commitment to vanguard science. He takes us with him as he discovers fossils in his own backyard in Los Angeles, then goes looking for them in the high Andes, the black volcanic mountains of Yemen, and the incredibly rich fossil badlands of the Gobi desert.

Wherever Novacek goes he searches for still undiscovered evidence of what life was like on Earth millions of years ago. Along the way he has almost drowned, been stung by deadly scorpions, been held at gunpoint by a renegade army, and nearly choked in raging dust storms. Fieldwork is very demanding in a host of unusual, dramatic, sometimes hilarious ways, . . .

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Anne Herrmann, a dual citizen born in New York to Swiss parents, offers in Coming Out Swiss a witty, profound, and ultimately universal exploration of identity and community. "Swissness"-­even on its native soil a loose confederacy, divided by multiple languages, nationalities, religion, and alpen geography-­becomes in the diaspora both nowhere (except in the minds of immigrants and their children) and everywhere, reflected in pervasive clichés.             In a work that is part memoir, part history and travelogue, Herrmann explores all our Swiss clichés (chocolate, secret bank accounts, Heidi, Nazi gold, neutrality, mountains, Swiss Family Robinson) and also scrutinizes topics that may surprise (the "invention" of the Alps, the English Colony in Davos, Switzerland's role during World War II, women students at the University of Zurich in the 1870s). She ponders, as well, marks of Swissness that have lost their identity in the diaspora (Sutter Home, Helvetica, Dadaism) and the . . .

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The contemporary world is increasingly defined by dizzying flows of people and ideas. But while Western travel is associated with a pioneering spirit of discovery, the dominant image of Muslim mobility is the jihadi who travels not to learn but to...

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The Pirate Queen begins in Ireland with the notorious Grace O’Malley, scourge to the most powerful fleets of sixteenth-­century Europe. This Irish clan chieftain and pirate queen was a contemporary of Elizabeth I, and a figure whose life is t...

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