The Turn

Author: Kim Harrison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501108716
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Fiction

"Trisk and her hated rival Kal have the same goal: save their species from extinction. But death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government's new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague rises, giving the paranormal species the choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die, or to show themselves in a bid to save them. Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague-torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be saved"--

The Turn of the Screw

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Youcanprint
ISBN: 9788893323079
Release Date: 2016-01-15
Genre: Fiction

“The Turn of the Screw” was published by Henry James in 1898 in Usa. It is a gothic story novella in which the Author tells us a ghost story in a non-stereotypical way: ghosts are weird extensions of everyday reality. Nonetheless James refers to the classical Gothic fiction. This book contains a special note on Henry James by Joseph Conrad (Henry James. An appreciation, 1905) and a detailed bibliography including all the publications of the Author. This interactive digital edition includes: Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community to ask questions and share comments and opinions.

The Turn

Author: Peter Ingwersen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402038518
Release Date: 2006-03-30
Genre: Computers

T The Turn analyzes the research of information seeking and retrieval (IS&R) and proposes a new direction of integrating research in these two areas: the fields should turn off their separate and narrow paths and construct a new avenue of research. An essential direction for this avenue is context as given in the subtitle Integration of Information Seeking and Retrieval in Context. Other essential themes in the book include: IS&R research models, frameworks and theories; search and works tasks and situations in context; interaction between humans and machines; information acquisition, relevance and information use; research design and methodology based on a structured set of explicit variables - all set into the holistic cognitive approach. The present monograph invites the reader into a construction project - there is much research to do for a contextual understanding of IS&R. The Turn represents a wide-ranging perspective of IS&R by providing a novel unique research framework, covering both individual and social aspects of information behavior, including the generation, searching, retrieval and use of information. Regarding traditional laboratory information retrieval research, the monograph proposes the extension of research toward actors, search and work tasks, IR interaction and utility of information. Regarding traditional information seeking research, it proposes the extension toward information access technology and work task contexts. The Turn is the first synthesis of research in the broad area of IS&R ranging from systems oriented laboratory IR research to social science oriented information seeking studies.

Washington s Spies

Author: Alexander Rose
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553392593
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In 1778, George Washington unleashed an unlikely ring of spies in New York to discover British battle plans.

The Turn of the Tortoise

Author: T N Ninan
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9788184750850
Release Date: 2015-10-09
Genre: Literary Collections

It is said of India that it is the country of the future—and will remain so In The Turn of the Tortoise, distinguished journalist T.N. Ninan addresses a range of contemporary questions as only he can—looking at why the economy lost steam, the emerging trends in politics, the Chinese shadow over India, and the relationship between the state and the citizen. He asks whether manufacturing can be made a success story, what the size of the neo-middle class is, who the aam aadmi really is, and if it is possible to put an end to extreme poverty now. And finally, the big question—has India’s turn finally come? This wide-ranging book is an attempt to understand, through data and analysis, where India stands today, why it has emerged the way it has, and what the next ten years might bring. For anyone interested in India and its future, this is essential and enlightening reading.

The Turn to Ethics

Author: Marjorie Garber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135205263
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Art

The author of four seminal works on science and culture, Donna Haraway here speaks for the first time in a direct and non-academic voice. How Like a Leaf will be a welcome inside view of the author's thought.

Heidegger toward the Turn

Author: James Risser
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791443019
Release Date: 1999-09-02
Genre: Philosophy

Leading figures in Heidegger scholarship critically reflect on the dominant topics of Heidegger's thought during the 1930s.

The Turn to Biographical Methods in Social Science

Author: Prue Chamberlayne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134585373
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Genre: Social Science

Biographical research methods have become a useful and popular tool for contemporary social scientists. This book combines an exploration of the historical and philosophical origins of this important field of qualitative research with comparative examples of the different ways that biographical methods have been successfully applied internationally. Through these many illustrative examples of socio-biography in process the authors show how formal textual analysis, whilst uncovering hidden emotional defences, can also shed light on wider historical processes of societal transformation. Topics discussed include: *individual and linked lives *generational change *political influences on memory and identity *biographical work in reflexive societies *narrativity and empowerment in professional practice *ways of theorising and generalising from case-studies. Biographical Methods in the Social Sciences promotes debate and provides opportunities for students and researchers to widen their uses of narrative research.

Benjamin Britten The Turn of the Screw

Author: Patricia Howard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521283566
Release Date: 1985-09-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This book is designed to introduce the non-specialist music lover to Britten's opera, The Turn of the Screw. The opening chapters by Vivien Jones and Patricia Howard deal with the literary source of the opera Oames's novella), the structure of the libretto, and the technique by which a short story was transformed into an opera. The central chapter, on the musical style and structures of the opera, includes an account of the composition process deduced from early sketches of the work by John Evans, an analysis of the unique form of the opera with a more detailed examination of the last scene by Patricia Howard, and an account of the significance and effect of the orchestration by Christopher Palmer. Finally, Patricia Howard traces the stage history of the work, from its initial reception in Venice in 1954, through some seminal reinterpretations in the 1960s to its present established position in the repertoire. The book is generously illustrated and there is also a bibliography and discography.

The Turn to the Native

Author: Arnold Krupat
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803277865
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Turn to the Native is a timely account of Native American literature and the critical writings that have grown up around it. Arnold Krupat considers racial and cultural “essentialism,” the ambiguous position of non-Native critics in the field, cultural “sovereignty” and “property,” and the place of Native American culture in a so-called multicultural era. Chapters follow on the relationship of Native American culture to postcolonial writing and postmodernism. Krupat comments on the recent work of numerous Native writers. The final chapter, “A Nice Jewish Boy among the Indians,” presents the author’s effort to balance his Jewish and working-class heritage, his adherence to Western “critical” ideals, and his ongoing loyalty to the values of Native cultures.

The Turn to Transcendence

Author: Glenn Olsen
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 9780813217406
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Religion

*A bold and provocative assessment of the current prospects for religion in our culture*

Eastern Europe at the Turn of the Twenty First Century

Author: Ian Jeffries
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134561513
Release Date: 2002-09-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Following on from Jeffries' 2001 Economies in Transition: A Guide to China, Cuba, Mongolia, North Korea and Vietnam at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century, this comprehensive survey of economic and political change focuses on the countries of Eastern Europe. Jeffries also discusses the general issues involved in economic transition, including `big bang'/'shock therapy', gradualism, China as an economic model and various schemes of privatization. The book examines Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Analysing major political and economic events in these countries from the mid-1990s to the present.