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The Yield

By Tara June Winch
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0063003481
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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Winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award! "A beautifully written novel that puts language at the heart of remembering the past and understanding the present."—Kate Morton “A groundbreaking novel for black and white Australia.”—Richard Flanagan, Man Booker Prize winning author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North A young Australian woman searches for her grandfather's dictionary, the key to halting a mining company from destroying her family's home and ancestral land in this exquisitely written, heartbreaking, yet hopeful novel of culture, language, tradition, suffering, and empowerment in the tradition of Louise Erdrich, Sandra Cisneros, and Amy Harmon. Knowing that he will soon die, Albert “Poppy” Gondiwindi has one final task he must fulfill. A member of the indigenous Wiradjuri tribe, he has spent his adult life in Prosperous House and the town of Massacre Plains, a small enclave on the banks of the Murrumby River. Before he takes his last breath, Poppy is determined to pass on the language of his people, the traditions of his ancestors, and everything that was ever remembered by those who came before him. The land itself aids him; he finds the words on the wind. After his passing, Poppy’s granddaughter, August, returns home from Europe, where she has lived the past ten years, to attend his burial. Her overwhelming grief is compounded by the pain, anger, and sadness of memory—of growing up in poverty before her mother’s incarceration, of the racism she and her people endured, of the mysterious disappearance of her sister when they were children; an event that has haunted her and changed her life. Her homecoming is bittersweet as she confronts the love of her kin and news that Prosperous is to be repossessed by a mining company. Determined to make amends and honor Poppy and her family, she vows to save their land—a quest guided by the voice of her grandfather that leads into the past, the stories of her people, the secrets of the river. Told in three masterfully woven narratives, The Yield is a celebration of language and an exploration of what makes a place "home." A story of a people and a culture dispossessed, it is also a joyful reminder of what once was and what endures—a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling, and identity, that offers hope for the future.

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This book is for amateur astronomers who would like to know the mythology behind the names of astronomical objects in the night sky. It covers the lore and legend behind Ptolemy’s 48 constellations, along with significant asterisms, the planets and their moons, the brightest named asteroids and dwarf planets. The revised second edition includes a host of new moons and dwarf planets discovered since 2011. In addition, it now features a new section on major asteroids and their associated myths. While still primarily focused on Greco-Roman mythology, the book now branches out to cover more recently named objects from other cultures, such as Hawaiian, Rapanui, Tongva and Inuit. To assist practical observers, the book gives the location and description of each constellation, including named stars and deep-sky objects. A host of helpful astronomy tips and techniques, as well as a brief introduction to astrophotography, are included to encourage direct observation and imaging of these mythical objects in the night sky.

Shrouds of the Night

By David L. Block,Kenneth C. Freeman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 0387789758
  • Pages : 436
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 938
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The Milky Way has captivated the mind of multitudes ever since the beginning of time. Particularly striking are its apparent dusty gaping voids. With the advent of near-infrared technology, astronomers have discovered an awesome new view of its structure, and of the structure of other galaxies around us. Galaxies are encased within Shrouds of the Night: shrouds or veils of cosmic dust, which have given us a totally incomplete picture of what our majestic Universe actually looks like. In this book, we feature some of the remarkable early photographic work of masters such as Isaac Roberts and Edward Barnard, before presenting to the reader the unmasked (dust penetrated) view of our cosmos, using some of the world’s largest ground and space-based telescopes.

Tender is the Night

By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 0743247418
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 688
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F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in a friend's copy of Tender Is the Night, "If you liked The Great Gatsby, for God's sake read this. Gatsby was a tour de force but this is a confession of faith." Set in the South of France in the decade after World War I, Tender Is the Night is the story of a brilliant and magnetic psychiatrist named Dick Diver; the bewitching, wealthy, and dangerously unstable mental patient, Nicole, who becomes his wife; and the beautiful, harrowing ten-year pas de deux they act out along the border between sanity and madness. In Tender Is the Night, Fitzgerald deliberately set out to write the most ambitious and far-reaching novel of his career, experimenting radically with narrative conventions of chronology and point of view and drawing on early breakthroughs in psychiatry to enrich his account of the makeup and breakdown of character and culture. Tender Is the Night is also the most intensely, even painfully, autobiographical of Fitzgerald's novels; it smolders with a dark, bitter vitality because it is so utterly true. This account of a caring man who disintegrates under the twin strains of his wife's derangement and a lifestyle that gnaws away at his sense of moral values offers an authorial cri de coeur, while Dick Diver's downward spiral into alcoholic dissolution is an eerie portent of Fitzgerald's own fate. F. Scott Fitzgerald literally put his soul into Tender Is the Night, and the novel's lack of commercial success upon its initial publication in 1934 shattered him. He would die six years later without having published another novel, and without knowing that Tender Is the Night would come to be seen as perhaps its author's most poignant masterpiece. In Mabel Dodge Luhan's words, it raised him to the heights of "a modern Orpheus."

Remote Sensing of Night-time Light

By Christopher Elvidge,Xi Li,Yuyu zhou,Changyong Cao,Timothy A. Warner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 100043107X
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 849
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Satellite images acquired at night provide a visually arresting perspective of the Earth and the human activities that light up the otherwise mostly dark Earth. These night-time light satellite images can be compiled into a geospatial time series that represent an invaluable source of information for both the natural and social sciences. Night-time light remote sensing has been shown to be particularly useful for a range of natural science and social science applications, including studies relating to urban development, demography, sociology, fishing activity, light pollution and the consequences of civil war. Key sensors for these time-series include the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program’s Operational Linescan System (DMSP/OLS) and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership Satellite’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite Day/Night Band (Suomi NPP/VIIRS DNB). An increasing number of alternative sources are also available, including high spatial resolution and multispectral sensors. This book captures key methodological issues associated with pre-processing night-time light data, documents state of the art analysis methods, and explores a wide range of applications. Major sections focus on NPP/VIIRS DNB processing; inter-calibration between NPP/VIIRS and DMPS/OLS; applications associated with socio-economic activities, applications in monitoring urbanization; and fishing activity monitoring. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Remote Sensing.

Acquainted with the Night

By Hamish Canham
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 0429896328
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 508
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This book explores some of the ways in which an understanding of poetry, and the poetic impulse, can be fruitfully informed by psychoanalytic ideas. It could be argued that there is a particular affinity between poetry and psychoanalysis, in that both pay close attention to the precise meanings of linguistic expression, and both, though in different ways, are centrally concerned with unconscious processes. The contributors to this volume, nearly all of them clinicians with a strong interest in literature, explore this connection in a variety of ways, focusing on the work of particular poets, from the prophet Ezekiel to Seamus Heaney.Part of the Tavistock Clinic Series.

The Night Side of London

By James Ritchie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Isbn : 5040516843
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 138
  • File Pdf: the-night-side-of-london.pdf

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Because the Night

By James Ellroy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0593312252
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 546
  • File Pdf: because-the-night.pdf

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A botched liquor store heist leaves three grisly dead. A hero cop is missing. Nobody could see a pattern in these two stray bits of information–no one except Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins, a brilliant and disturbed L.A. cop with an obsessive desire to protect the innocent. To him they lead to one horrifying conclusion--a killer is on the loose and preying on his city. From the master of L.A. noir comes this beautiful and brutal tale of a cop and a criminal squared off in a life and death struggle.

Microbial Energy Conversion

By H. G. Schlegel,J. Barnea
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 1483139123
  • Pages : 646
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 346
  • File Pdf: microbial-energy-conversion.pdf

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Microbial Energy Conversion documents the proceedings of a seminar in Gottingen in October 1976. This book discusses the potential of microorganisms to use solar energy or convert biomass produced by solar energy in such a way that new microbial energy sources can supplement or partially replace conventional sources. This compilation reviews biomass production and elaborates on in detail the microbial processes that are involved in the conversion of the primary biomass—either freshly harvested or disposed of as waste—into energy sources that are similar to hydrogen, methane, propane, gasoline, Diesel oil, methanol, ethanol, or electricity. The microbial processes that contribute to the development of known energy resources, such as mining of low grade ores of copper, zinc, and uranium; reclamation of oil from oil shale; and recovery of conventional and heavy oil and gas, are also deliberated. This text likewise elaborates on the study of photosynthetic enzyme systems, hydrogenase, immobilization of enzymes and pigments on membranes, and construction of artificial photosynthetic units. This book is beneficial to students and researchers conducting work on microbial energy conversion.

The Year-Round Hoophouse

By Pam Dawling
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Isbn : 1550926551
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 581
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Design and build a hoophouse or polytunnel, and grow abundant produce year-round in any climate The Year-Round Hoophouse is the comprehensive guide to designing and building a hoophouse and making a success of growing abundant, delicious fresh produce all year, whatever your climate and land size. Chapters include: Hoophouse siting, size, style, frame construction, and tools Bed layout, soil, crop rotations, and extensive coverage of various crops for all seasons Organic solutions to pests and diseases Disaster preparation Tested resources for each chapter. The Year-Round Hoophouse is ideal for farmers who wish to move into protected growing, as well as beginning farmers in rural and urban spaces. It is an essential reference resource for professors and students of courses in sustainable agriculture, as well as interns and apprentices learning on the job. Growing in hoophouses – also known as high tunnels or polytunnels – reduces the impact of an increasingly unpredictable climate on crops, mitigates soil erosion, extends the growing season, keeps leafy greens alive through the winter, and enables growers to supply more regional food needs.

Performance recording of animals - State of the art, 2002

By J. Crettenand,J. Moll,C. Mosconi,S. Wegmann
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Isbn : 9076998167
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 134
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Discusses the use of new technologies for animal performance recording, national animal tracing databases, the use of data from permanent milk recording for official performance recording, the performance recording of beef traits and systems for the recording of functional traits.

MERRY SPOOKY CHRISTMAS (25 Weird & Supernatural Tales in One Edition)

By Robert Louis Stevenson,O. Henry,Wilkie Collins,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Thomas Hardy,Arthur Conan Doyle,Saki,G.K. Chesterton,M.R. James,Catherine Crowe,William Douglas O'Connor,Charles Dickens,John Kendrick Bangs,Louisa M. Alcott,Emmuska Orczy,Grant Allen,Leonard Kip
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Isbn : 8027222427
  • Pages : 941
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 989
  • File Pdf: merry-spooky-christmas.pdf

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The holidays are the best time to enjoy Christmas mysteries and classic ghost tales (for the fans of the genre) in the snuggling comfort of your home. This edition hence brings to you some of the finest literary gems together in one place to satisfy your cravings for some suspense. Enjoy: The Christmas Banquet (Nathaniel Hawthorne) What the Shepherd Saw: A Tale of Four Moonlight Nights (Thomas Hardy) The Wolves of Cernogratz (Saki) Markheim (Robert Louis Stevenson) A Chaparral Christmas Gift (O. Henry) The Flying Stars (G.K. Chesterton) The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance (M.R. James) Ghosts and Family Legends (Catherine Crowe) The Ghost: A Christmas Story (William Douglas O'Connor) Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions (Charles Dickens) The Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) The Haunted Man (Charles Dickens) Thurlow's Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs) The Mystery of My Grandmother's Hair Sofa (John Kendrick Bangs) The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation (Louisa M. Alcott) A Christmas Tragedy (Emmuska Orczy) The Thieves who couldn't Stop Sneezing (Thomas Hardy) Mr Wray's Cash Box or, the Mask and the Mystery (Wilkie Collins) Wolverden Tower (Grant Allen) The Ghosts at Grantley (Leonard Kip) The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (Arthur Conan Doyle) An Exciting Christmas Eve or, My Lecture On Dynamite (Arthur Conan Doyle) Glámr (Sabine Baring-Gould) Mustapha (Sabine Baring-Gould) Told After Supper (Jerome K. Jerome)