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The Black Skyscraper

By Adrienne Brown
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Isbn : 1421423847
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A highly interdisciplinary work, The Black Skyscraper reclaims the influence of race on modern architectural design as well as the less-well-understood effects these designs had on the experience and perception of race.

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The past has returned. So have the nightmares. Miles Lysander struggled for decades to put the past behind him and recapture the serenity he experienced before the Korean Conflict. With the help of Deana Abbington, he is almost there. However, a stranger has appeared in Black Hollow, bringing back memories of a time Miles would prefer to forget. Seeing her grandfather on her doorstep excited Deana Abbington, and she couldn’t wait to show him around town. However, a run-in with her grandfather’s past, brings the visit to a quick boil, and Deana is put between one of the people in her Struggling Paranormals Anonymous group and the man she strove to be like her entire life. Can the present survive the collision with the past? One-Click Blood Shadows now as worlds collide and nightmares walk the streets during the day.

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Emanuel Lasker was the longest-reigning world champion (1894-1921) and remained one of the world's top 10 players for nearly four decades. He competed against top players such as Capablanca, Rubinstein and Alekhine at the height of their game, and was consistently successful, yet almost no one studies his games today. Lasker is often overlooked by the modern chess player, and the secrets of his success remain a mystery. Chess journalist Andy Soltis reveals for the first time the winning formula behind Lasker's phenonemal achievements. With over 100 annotated games, Soltis analyses the tricks, traps and techniques behind the winning moves, and makes Lasker's methods accessible to today's players.

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This collection of fully peer-reviewed papers were presented at the 26th Leeds-Lyon Tribology Symposium which was held in Leeds, UK, 14-17 September, 1999. The Leeds-Lyon Symposia on Tribology were launched in 1974, and the large number of references to original work published in the Proceedings over many years confirms the quality of the published papers. It also indicates that the volumes have served their purpose and become a recognised feature of the tribological literature. This year's title is 'Thinning Films and Tribological Interfaces', and the papers cover practical applications of tribological solutions in a wide range of situations. The evolution of a full peer review process has been evident for a number of years. An important feature of the Leeds-Lyon Symposia is the presentation of current research findings. This remains an essential feature of the meetings, but for the 26th Symposium authors were invited to submit their papers for review a few weeks in advance of the Symposium. This provided an opportunity to discuss recommendations for modifications with the authors.

The Scandal of White Complicity in US Hyper-incarceration

By A. Mikulich,L. Cassidy,M. Pfeil
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137032448
  • Pages : 203
  • Category : Philosophy
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The Scandal of White Complicity and US Hyper-incarceration is a groundbreaking exploration of the moral role of white people in the disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans and Latinos in the United States.

eFiction June 2012

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  • Publisher : eFiction Publishing
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  • Reads : 510
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The Other Black Girl

By Zakiya Dalila Harris
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1982160152
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 271
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Good Morning America and Read with Marie Claire Book Club Pick and a People Best Book of Summer Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Time, The Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly, Marie Claire, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Parade, Goodreads, Fortune, and BBC ​​Named a Best Book of 2021 by Time, The Washington Post, Esquire, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, Harper’s Bazaar, and NPR ​​​​Urgent, propulsive, and sharp as a knife, The Other Black Girl is an electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing. Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she’s thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They’ve only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust. Then the notes begin to appear on Nella’s desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW. It’s hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realizes that there’s a lot more at stake than just her career. A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary that is perfect for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or overlooked in the workplace, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist.

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By Cat Hextall
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 129192602X
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 742
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Dan plays guitar in indie-rock band, The Boards. They're good, they're going somewhere and it's all he's ever wanted. But the closer Dan comes to realising his dreams, the more obstacles are thrown in his way. The drugs and womanising on tour lead to all kinds of trouble and money is always a problem. And then there's Jess, Dan's girlfriend. As the pressures mount, it becomes more and more difficult to find a balance and Dan is faced with some difficult decisions. He soon discovers that making the wrong choice can have devastating consequences.

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

By Vashti Harrison
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 0316475106
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 898
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This beautifully illustrated board book edition of instant bestseller Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History showcases women who changed the world and is the perfect goodnight book to inspire big dreams. Featuring 18 trailblazing black women in American history, Dream Big, Little One is the irresistible board book adaptation of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. Among these women, you'll find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things - bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn't always accept them. The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something big and amazing, inspiring generations to come.

WESTERN CLASSICS Boxed Set - 12 Novels in One Volume

By Charles Alden Seltzer
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026873831
  • Pages : 2278
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 294
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This carefully crafted ebook: “WESTERN CLASSICS Boxed Set - 12 Novels in One Volume” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: The Two-Gun Man The Coming of the Law The Trail to Yesterday The Boss of the Lazy Y The Range Boss “Firebrand” Trevison The Ranchman The Trail Horde “Beau” Rand “Drag” Harlan Square Deal Sanderson West! Charles Alden Seltzer (1875-1942) was a prolific American author of western novels. He wrote his westerns from the experience of living on his uncle's ranch in New Mexico. Seltzer's best works include The Two-Gun Man, The Boss of the Lazy Y, Drag Harlan and West. Many of his novels were turned into Hollywood movies.

Handbook for Teachers in Universities and Colleges

By David Newble,Robert Cannon
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135376255
  • Pages : 260
  • Category : Education
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Advances In Rock Mechanics

By Yunmei Lin
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  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Isbn : 9814495603
  • Pages : 344
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 844
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Advances in Rock Mechanics is a publication presenting the state of the art in the field of rock mechanics. This book includes 29 contributions which present ongoing or recently completed research in various aspects of rock mechanics, as well as examples of current practice with advanced technologies or methods.On the whole, this book offers an interesting and comprehensive understanding of worldwide developments in rock mechanics in recent years.

The Games Black Girls Play

By Kyra D. Gaunt
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Isbn : 0814733328
  • Pages : 238
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 412
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2007 Alan Merriam Prize presented by the Society for Ethnomusicology 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Book Award Finalist When we think of African American popular music, our first thought is probably not of double-dutch: girls bouncing between two twirling ropes, keeping time to the tick-tat under their toes. But this book argues that the games black girls play —handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump rope—both reflect and inspire the principles of black popular musicmaking. The Games Black Girls Play illustrates how black musical styles are incorporated into the earliest games African American girls learn—how, in effect, these games contain the DNA of black music. Drawing on interviews, recordings of handclapping games and cheers, and her own observation and memories of gameplaying, Kyra D. Gaunt argues that black girls' games are connected to long traditions of African and African American musicmaking, and that they teach vital musical and social lessons that are carried into adulthood. In this celebration of playground poetry and childhood choreography, she uncovers the surprisingly rich contributions of girls’ play to black popular culture.

Answer Creek

By Ashley E. Sweeney
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  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Isbn : 1631528459
  • Pages : 344
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 855
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From the award-winning author of Eliza Waite comes a gripping tale of adventure and survival based on the true story of the ill-fated Donner Party on their 2,200-mile trek on the Oregon–California Trail from 1846 to ’47. Nineteen-year-old Ada Weeks confronts danger and calamity along the hazard-filled journey to California. After a fateful decision that delays the overlanders more than a month, she—along with eighty-one other members of the Donner Party—finds herself stranded at Truckee Lake on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, stuck there for the entirety of a despairing, blizzard-filled winter. Forced to eat shoe leather and blankets to survive, will Ada be able to battle the elements—and her own demons—as she envisions a new life in California? Researched with impeccable detail and filled with imagery as wide as the western prairie, Answer Creek blends history and hearsay in an unforgettable story of challenging the limits of human endurance and experiencing the triumphant power of love.

Providing Pharmacological Access to the Brain

By Thomas R. Flanagan
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Isbn : 1483288358
  • Pages : 508
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 584
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This volume focuses on contemporary approaches for delivering experimental and therapeutic agents into the brain. The contributions provide methodological details that are typically not available in the literature. Subtleties and shortcuts critical to each procedure are included to facilitate their use by both the experienced researcher and novice. Highlights * Polymeric, cellular, and molecular drug delivery * Neuropharmacology * Blood-brain barrier * Central nervous system