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Hate At First Sight The tempestuous affair of Kitiara Uth Matar and Tanis Half-Elven begins with the sword. Life isn't simple for the hotheaded pair. They must contend with a carnivorous, two-headed troll; a deposed leader who believes Kitiara is the cause of the ruler's troubles; a vindictive mage who seeks peculiar vengeance; and Kit's hulking former lover. They also meet a beautiful magic-user hiding a painful secret, and a giant owl with a sardonic sense of humor. Here is the long-awaited story of the meeting of Tanis and Kitiara, a tale of love, lust, betrayal, and revenge that takes the reader through Krynn and south to the glacial Icereach. Ellen Porath, co-author of Kindred Spirits, tells this exciting new tale, the fifth in the Dragonlance Saga Meetings Sextet.

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Anna Lewis

“What caused a few women to counter the trends and choose these professions? What difficulties did they face in fields so new to them? And did the influences that marked their early histories reveal themselves in their work and careers? Anna Lewis’s book raises these questions, central for young people considering the future.” —Denise Scott Brown, cofounder of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates Women of Steel and Stone tells the stories of 22 determined women who helped build the world we live in. Thoroughly researched and engaging profiles describe these builders’ and designers’ strengths, passions, and interests as they were growing up; where those traits took them; and what they achieved. Inspiring a new generation of girls who are increasingly encouraged to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and professions, the biographies stress work, perseverance, creativity, and overcoming challenges and obstacles. Set against the backdrop of landmark events such as the women’s suffrage movement, the civil rights movement, the industrial revolution, and more, the profiles offer not only important historical context but also a look at some of the celebrated architects and engineers working today. Sidebars on related topics, source notes, and a bibliography make this an invaluable resource for further study. Anna M. Lewis is an award-winning toy inventor and creativity advocate. Her company, Ideasplash, promotes child creativity through her writing, websites, and classes and presentations in schools. She has contributed to Appleseeds, Odyssey, and Toy Design Monthly and currently teaches for Young Rembrandts, an afterschool art program, as well as classes on cartooning, game design, arts and crafts, monster making, and painting.

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“What caused a few women to counter the trends and choose these professions? What difficulties did they face in fields so new to them? And did the influences that marked their early histories reveal themselves in their work and careers? Anna Lewis’s book raises these questions, central for young people considering the future.” —Denise Scott Brown, cofounder of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates Women of Steel and Stone tells the stories of 22 determined women who helped build the world we live in. Thoroughly researched and engaging profiles describe these builders’ and designers’ strengths, passions, and interests as they were growing up; where those traits took them; and what they achieved. Inspiring a new generation of girls who are increasingly encouraged to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and professions, the biographies stress work, perseverance, creativity, and overcoming challenges and obstacles. Set against the backdrop of landmark events such as the women’s suffrage movement, the civil rights movement, the industrial revolution, and more, the profiles offer not only important historical context but also a look at some of the celebrated architects and engineers working today. Sidebars on related topics, source notes, and a bibliography make this an invaluable resource for further study. Anna M. Lewis is an award-winning toy inventor and creativity advocate. Her company, Ideasplash, promotes child creativity through her writing, websites, and classes and presentations in schools. She has contributed to Appleseeds, Odyssey, and Toy Design Monthly and currently teaches for Young Rembrandts, an afterschool art program, as well as classes on cartooning, game design, arts and crafts, monster making, and painting.

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George C. Chesbro

From the author of the Mongo Mysteries: Former CIA operative Veil Kendry uses his paranormal powers to track down a stolen African artifact. When Veil Kendry dreams, he possesses a clarity normal people never experience, along with the power of volition, which allows him to enter the minds of others. Veil’s strange gift was invaluable as an operative for the CIA, but now he’s left that life behind and instead channels his unusual ability into art. When needed, though, he still applies his supernatural and clandestine skills to helping those in trouble. So when Veil crosses paths with a thief who stole a K’ung tribe religious idol from the same midtown art gallery that exhibits his dream-paintings, he’s compelled to get involved—despite threats from a corrupt cop named Carl Nagle. Using his dream powers, Veil attempts to enter the mind of the thief in order to apprehend him. But there are others on the hunt, desperate to possess the artifact— and soon, Veil will find himself fighting just to stay alive.

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Denis Gardner

Like never before we are aware of the crucial place of bridges in our lives. The spans that warranted little notice are now at the forefront of public and political debate and we are reminded of the rich history-and the uncertain future-of bridging in Minnesota. Historian Denis P. Gardner documents and celebrates a wide range of the state’s rural and urban spans, telling the remarkable stories of their construction and impact on Minnesota life and culture. From Pratt trusses to bowstring arches, Wood, Concrete, Stone, and Steel describes nearly every bridge type found in Minnesota, including railroad spans, and features more than 225 illustrations of historical and extant bridges. Gardner details the development of engineering and construction innovations (complete with a guide to trusses) and traces the fascinating politics and personalities behind the task of creating and maintaining safe, and often beautiful, crossings. Through arresting photographs and lively narrative, Gardner makes a compelling argument for the value of preserving our bridges and the cultural heritage they carry and brings to life their importance in Minnesota’s past, present, and future. Denis P. Gardner is an award-winning historian who has documented properties for the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic American Engineering Record. He is the author of Minnesota Treasures: Stories behind the State’s Historic Places. Eric DeLony is former director of the Historic American Engineering Record.

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Brian W. Vaszily

The tragedy of September 11, 2001 left us each trying to fill a uniquely unfamiliar void in our spirit with something that will make us whole again. Somehow we need to feel the experience in a way that following the news coverage just doesn't accomplish. Brian W. Vaszily found a way, and shares it with us in this brilliant anthology of thoughts, feelings, desires and dreams that were cut short on that terrible Tuesday. Through imagined characters he does what no news story or survivor's account can?he brings us into the lives of the departed?people so much like our friends, our families, and ourselves?as their final minutes play out. This uplifting work gently guides the reader beyond the tragedy of stone and steel to reaffirm what is truly important about being alive.

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"This book is a celebration of the city's bridges, their architects and designers, their builders and their advocates. In it, readers will find a dazzling array of prose and poetry, from the classics by Hart Crane and William Carlos Williams, to lesser known, but no less resonant, work." --Book Jacket.

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James C. Garman

"Garman's research stands out as the most interesting and insightful archaeologicalanalysis of an institution that I have read." -Randall McGuire, Binghamton UniversityThe advent of the Enlightenment ignited many changes in the philosophical landscapeof both the young American republic and its European counterparts. Among the new ideals propagated was the notion of reforming society's deviants. Contrary to the long-held view that the purpose of the prison was primarily punishment, a new and more optimistic mindset regarded prison as the principal agent of social and moral reform. Consequently, the 1830s saw a number of states and territories construct prisons dedicated to this new correctional ideology. One such state was Rhode Island.In Detention Castles of Stone and Steel, James C. Garman conducts an in-depth studyof the history of the first Rhode Island State Prison. Based on extensive archaeologicalexcavations and a rich trove of historical documents, Garman gives a searching accountof how a well-intentioned effort by Rhode Island to reform its prison population turnedinto a spectacular boondoggle. Indeed, the state's supposed prison of the future was only in operation for forty years: from 1838 to 1878.Garman looks at the prison landscape, the changing labor regime, and the contestednotion of discipline in the Rhode Island State Prison. Garman also seeks to answerwhy this project failed to accomplish its purpose of serving as a beacon of reform.Detention Castles of Stone and Steel uncovers a variety of reasons for the prison's failure to live up to its noble ideals. A large measure of the problem rested, according to Garman, with ambiguous intent, legislative indifference, and the drive to make the prison a source of profit, as well as a site for reform, for the state.This book will be of great interest to anyone who is interested in historical archaeology, nineteenth-century history, and social history.

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Mark Joseph Mongilutz

..".of Stone & Steel" is at once a story of bravery and sacrifice, of fear and ideology, of hope and remorse, and of the philosophies which often prove sufficient to justify and necessitate bloodshed. More than a tale of warriors clashing in violent melee or of warfare consuming a land and its inhabitants, herein is a meditation upon the questions of how people should live, by what values should our lives be governed, and to what degree should equilibrium with one's environs take precedence over human progress? At stake within this tale of Makers and Druids is much more than flesh and blood-at stake are the very life-forces by which a once serene realm is animated, and the harmony which once insulated the realm from the conflict by which it is now beset.

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((Headline:)) Contemporary landscape architecture features more than just lawns, it presents gardens, courtyards, squares, & promenades in unusual materials & completely new forms. ((Blurb:)) Today's landscape architects are finally breaking free from the constraints of a design philosophy which had advocated natural elements & the range of materials now being used in open space design is expanding enormously. Everything is possible but not everything is good & so "Stucco, Stone & Steel" presents successful projects which have been realized over the last few years & which are all distinguished by unusual materials or novel combinations of substances. The trends in contemporary art are inevitably appearing in modified forms in urban spaces. One example is the success of Cor-Ten steel. Sculptors such as Richard Serra elevated it to the spheres of fine art. From there it spread to architecture. Nowadays steel in public space is completely acceptable. This new diversity is not necessarily smooth, loud or colourful. There are often rough surfaces, severe lines & low-key greys. The projects by 27 well-known designers presented in this book show the potential of aluminum, synthetic resin, stucco or steel in combination with natural stone, concrete - & of course with trees, lamps & benches, culminating in successful public design.

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When Paul Keppel learns that his fanatical, fire-and-brimstone-preaching grandfather is dying from brain cancer, he sees his own chronic headaches as a sign from above that he too has a very short time to live. Driven by pain, a nightmare about work boots, and a sense of impending doom, Paul soon finds himself losing control over his words and actions, to disastrous and comical effect. In order to save his marriage, avenge his sister, and preserve his sanity, he must face the memory of the summer when he was twenty-one, when a tragic steel plant accident sent his life spinning off course. But in the process, Paul begins to suspect that the history he has written in his head may not be as accurate as he once believed.