Carlos Lehder Rivas, kingpin of Colombia's most murderous cocaine empire, invited an American professor to Norman's Cay to study the hammerhead shark up close--and the two ended up in mortal combat. Professor Richard Novak, father of five, armed only with a .357 Magnum, his underwater sabotage skills, and the lone courage of his convictions, brought Carlos to his downfall. Photographs.
Author: Tom Horton
Publisher: Island Press
Release Date: 2013-03-13
In 1991, Island Press published Turning the Tide, a unique and accessible examination of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. The book took an indepth look at the Bay’s vital signs to gauge the overall health of its entire ecosystem and to assess what had been done and what remained to be done to clean up the Bay. This new edition of Turning the Tide addresses new developments of the past decade and examines the factors that will have the most significant effects on the health of the Bay in the coming years.With new case studies and updated maps, charts, and graphs, the book builds on the analytical power of ten years of experience to offer a new perspective, along with clear, science-based recommendations for the future. For all those who want to know not only how much must be done to save the Bay but what they can do and how they can make a difference, Turning the Tide is an essential source of information.
Author: Ed Offley
Publisher: Basic Books
Release Date: 2012-05-08
The United States experienced its most harrowing military disaster of World War II not in 1941 at Pearl Harbor but in the period from 1942 to 1943, in Atlantic coastal waters from Newfoundland to the Caribbean. Sinking merchant ships with impunity, German U-boats threatened the lifeline between the United States and Britain, very nearly denying the Allies their springboard onto the European Continent--a loss that would have effectively cost the Allies the war. In Turning the Tide, author Ed Offley tells the gripping story of how, during a twelve-week period in the spring of 1943, a handful of battle-hardened American, British, and Canadian sailors turned the tide in the Atlantic. Using extensive archival research and interviews with key survivors, Offley places the reader at the heart of the most decisive maritime battle of World War II.
Author: Earl H. Tilford
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Release Date: 2014-01-31
This book documents the period when a handful of University of Alabama student activists formed an alliance with President Frank A. Rose, his staff, and a small group of progressive-minded professors in order to transform the university during a time of social and political turmoil. Together they engaged in a struggle against Governor George Wallace and a state legislature that reflected the worst aspects of racism in a state where the passage of civil rights legislation in 1964 and 1965 did little to reduce segregation and much to inflame the fears and passions of many white Alabamians. Earl H. Tilford details the origins of the student movement from within the Student Government Association, whose leaders included Ralph Knowles and future governor Don Siegelman, among others; the participation of key members of “The Machine,” the political faction made up of the powerful fraternities and sororities on campus; and the efforts of more radical non-Greek students like Jack Drake, Ed Still, and Sondra Nesmith. Tilford also details the political maneuverings that drove the cause of social change through multiple administrations at the university. Turning the Tide highlights the contributions of university presidents Frank A. Rose and David Mathews, as well as administrators like the dean of men John L. Blackburn, who supported the student leaders but also encouraged them to work within the system rather than against it. Based on archival research, interviews with many of the principal participants, and the author’s personal experiences, Tilford’s Turning the Tide is a compelling portrait of a university in transition during the turbulence surrounding the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s.
Author: C. R. Veitch
Release Date: 2002-01-01
This collection of 52 papers and 21 abstracts focuses on sharing available knowledge to combat the threat of invasive alien species. Turning the tide of biological invasion by eradicating invasive species can yield substantial benefits for biodiversity conservation. As more eradications are attempted worldwide, it is increasingly important that lessons are learned from each and every one of these attempts, whether successful or unsuccessful. This publication is intended to share with a wider audience the insights and practical experience gained.
In the North Sea village of Little Spitmarsh, a London-based real estate developer and a beautiful boat yard owner lock horns over property and passion. Real estate developer Matthew Corrigan plans to turn the abandoned Spitmarsh Yacht Club into a first-class restaurant. To complete his vision, he intends to make a deal with Harry Watling, owner of the boatyard across the harbor. An apartment complex on Harry’s land would help put Little Spitmarsh back on the map. The only trouble is, Harry’s more stubborn than Matthew anticipated—and a whole lot prettier, too . . . Harriet “Harry” Watling spent the past five years keeping her father’s boatyard afloat, so she’s not keen on some hotshot Londoner strolling in to make a quick buck off of her family land—no matter how distractingly handsome he is. Proposing to build an apartment complex on the untouched landscape might as well be a declaration of war. But as the tension builds between them, a declaration of love may not be far behind. “Refreshing, funny and romantic, it’s like a breath of fresh sea air with a cast of terrific characters.” —Kate Harrison
Author: Maurice Jones
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2009-04-30
For the millions of Christians who are passionate about God's will being 'done on earth as it is in heaven' Turning the Tide brings hope, encouragement, challenge and a real sense of God wanting to change history.