Plate up another slice of Southern magic and mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Lemon Pies and Little White Lies . . . PIE SHELLS AND DEATH BELLES Ella Mae LeFaye’s delicious pies are still drawing long lines—as well as the attention of Beatrice Burbank, president of the Camellia Club, a philanthropic organization comprised of high-society Southern ladies from the charming and affluent town of Sweet Briar, Georgia. To ensure the success of their centennial dessert cookbook, Bea hires Ella Mae to teach the tasty tricks of her trade to the club’s members at their annual retreat. Eager to work on new recipes for customers with food allergies and dietary restrictions, Ella Mae readily agrees. But when Ella Mae finds Bea’s body floating in Lake Havenwood, she wonders what she’s gotten herself mixed up in. Someone certainly wanted Bea to eat humble pie, and the retreat offers no shortage of unsavory characters, including Ella Mae’s longtime nemesis, Loralyn Gaynor. Ella Mae definitely doesn’t need magic to tell her she must find the killer before someone else gets panned.
This vital reference is the only one-stop resource on how to assess, prevent, and manage severe nuclear accidents in the light water reactors (LWRs) that pose the most risk to the public. LWRs are the predominant nuclear reactor in use around the world today, and they will continue to be the most frequently utilized in the near future. Therefore, accurate determination of the safety issues associated with such reactors is central to a consideration of the risks and benefits of nuclear power. This book emphasizes the prevention and management of severe accidents, in order to teach nuclear professionals how to mitigate potential risks to the public to the maximum extent possible. Engineers, researchers, students and the personnel of vendors, safety authorities and nuclear power generation organizations require the knowledge offered by this volume's globally renowned experts to ensure they obtain a core competency in nuclear safety. Organizes and presents all the latest thought on LWR nuclear safety in one consolidated volume, provided by the top experts in the field, ensuring high-quality, credible and easily accessible information Explains how developments in the field of LWR severe accidents have provided more accurate determinations of risk, thereby shedding new light on the debates surrounding nuclear power safety, particularly in light of the recent tragedy in Japan Concentrates on prevention and management of accidents, developing methodologies to estimate the consequences and associated risks
Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes; it provides a comprehensive source of information on the causes of volcanic eruptions and both the destructive and beneficial effects. The early chapters focus on the science of volcanism (melting of source rocks, ascent of magma, eruption processes, extraterrestrial volcanism, etc.). Later chapters discuss human interface with volcanoes, including the history of volcanology, geothermal energy resources, interaction with the oceans and atmosphere, health aspects of volcanism, mitigation of volcanic disasters, post-eruption ecology, and the impact of eruptions on organismal biodiversity. Provides the only comprehensive reference work to cover all aspects of volcanology Written by nearly 100 world experts in volcanology Explores an integrated transition from the physical process of eruptions through hazards and risk, to the social face of volcanism, with an emphasis on how volcanoes have influenced and shaped society Presents hundreds of color photographs, maps, charts and illustrations making this an aesthetically appealing reference Glossary of 3,000 key terms with definitions of all key vocabulary items in the field is included
Things really go to seed in the newest novel in the New York Times bestselling Book Retreat mysteries... There is a hidden garden bordering the grounds of Jane Steward’s book-themed resort—a garden filled with beautiful but deadly plants such as mandrake and nightshade. Tucked away behind ivy-covered walls and accessible only through a single locked door, as described in the pages of Frances Hodges Burnett's classic novel, the garden is of special interest to Jane’s current group of guests, The Medieval Herbalists. But when one of them turns up dead, Jane must discover whether a member of the group has come to Storyton Hall to celebrate their passion for plant lore or to implement a particularly cruel means for murder. With thousands of books at her disposal, Jane believes she has the proper materials to solve this deadly problem. If she’s wrong, however, she may lose something far more precious than the contents of Storyton’s secret library... From the Paperback edition.
Fast hundert Jahre ist es her, dass der Schmuggler Collier »Holzbein« Dazzle einen gewaltsamen Tod fand. Klar, dass er im mumifizierten Zustand kaum mehr verraten kann, wo er den sagenumwobenen Piratenschatz versteckt hat, den er einst an der Küste Neuenglands ausgrub. Ein Schatz, der neben Gold und Juwelen den »Stein der Habgier« enthält – und genau diesen sollen die Abenteurer wider Willen, Lizzy Tucker und ihr Partner Diesel, nun finden. Doch sie sind nicht allein, auch Diesels charmanter Cousin Wulf gehört zu den Schatzsuchern. Wulf begehrt den Stein der Habgier, er begehrt Lizzy, und er würde alles tun, um beides sein Eigen zu nennen ...
Author: John S. Oldow
Publisher: Geological Society of America
Release Date: 1998-01-01
The 17 papers presented here introduce results on geological and geophysical research centred largely along a North-South transect through the central Brooks Range of Arctic Alaska. Investigations centre on a descripton of the rocks and their tectonic evolution from the foreland to the hinterland of the orogen, the geometry and kinematics of contractional and extensional structures, regional and local stratigraphic relations, thermochronology, and the deep crustal structure of the Brooks Range and parts of the North Slope, and descriptions of the major lithotectonic assemblages, composing the orogenic belt.
Author: Laura Childs
Release Date: 2002
Theodosia Browning, frisch gebackene Teeladenbesitzerin in ihrer Heimatstadt Charleston, South Carolina, muss einen heimtückischen Mörder enttarnen. Das Opfer, ein windiger Grundstücksmakler, wurde offenbar mit einer Tasse ihres Tees vergiftet.
Influential work by the great educator/philosopher maintains that the key to social psychology lies in an understanding of the many varieties of habit; individual mental activity is guided by subordinate factors of impulse and intelligence.
Author: David Clensy
Release Date: 2006
Williamson's Tunnels remain one of Liverpool's most intriguing mysteries, some two centuries after they were constructed by the city's greatest eccentric, Joseph Williamson. In the early years of the nineteenth century this rich merchant paid a secret army of men to dig a labyrinth that stretches for miles beneath the city. In The Mole Of Edge Hill writer David Clensy presents a dual approach to understanding more about this singular character. The first half of the book is a short novel in which the author brings the eerie subterranean world to life, imagining what Williamson's life may have been like. In the second half of the book, after years of research, the writer presents the most in-depth history yet written of the real Mole Of Edge Hill.
What would you do if you disappear into the earth’s Core to find a new civilization? A civilization with plans to use you, to annihilate humanity? What if it was too late to realize that you were taking bullets for the one behind the trigger? Would you sacrifice what you must-who you must? How will you choose between what you know, and what you feel? “I can’t live a lie. I can’t run from my life.” Jacelyn and the Cruman Prince and the Mantlanian Princess choose to stand and fight. To change what must be changed, save what must be saved...and destroy what must be destroyed in the Earth. Will they remain like stars that never saw the sky? Or will they become legends whose names will never die?
Author: Paul Allen
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Release Date: 2011-06-26
Genre: Social Science
Paul Allens Ideen begründeten einen Weltkonzern. Gemeinsam mit Bill Gates schuf er 1975 Microsoft. Der Erfolg des Softwarekonzerns beruht vor allem auf Allens einmaligem Gespür für technologische Trends. In seiner Autobiografie erzählt er zum ersten Mal die faszinierende Geschichte der Unternehmensgründung und seiner schwierigen Freundschaft mit Bill Gates. Ungeschminkt berichtet er von seinen Kämpfen mit Gates und seinem Abgang Anfang der achtziger Jahre, nachdem Gates mehrfach sein Vertrauen gebrochen hatte. Doch auch nach seinem Abschied von Microsoft blieb Allen als erfolgreicher Investor und technologischer Pionier aktiv. Es ist das faszinierende Porträt eines der reichsten Männer der Welt, eines technologischen Genies und begnadeten Geschäftsmanns.
Author: Bogdan Marciniec
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 1995
"Progress in Organosilicon Chemistry comprises more than thirty papers presented by many of the world's most eminent organosilicon specialists at the Tenth International Symposium on Organosilicon Chemistry held in Poznan, Poland in August 1993. The conference marked the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery and exploration of "direct synthesis." As much attention today is directed beyond silicon polymers, chemists have become involved with the use of elementary silicon and its applications, including ultrapure silicon in transistors and computers, silicon precursors of polymers, and other silicon-based materials as well as fine chemicals." "This book provides an overview of organosilicon chemistry, including organic and inorganic chemistry of silicon, silicon polymers and oligomers; theoretical and structural chemistry of silicon; silicon-based materials and their applications; silicon in organic synthesis; mechanistic organosilicon chemistry; and bio- and environmental organosilicon chemistry. This diverse range of topics makes the book a valuable reference for chemists working in both applied and theoretical chemistry."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved