Beyond the Skyline

Author: Brody Lane Gregg
ISBN: 9781625261823
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Alex Lane is a hardened criminal. A misfit. A freak. When he is released from a juvenile detention center at the age of eighteen, he doesn't know what he will do with his life. Alex does not want to return to a life of crime, but he is not sure how to change. A criminal is all he has ever been. And thus he begins his journey. Alex finds himself living with his brother and his family, a family he does not know. He also finds friends who eagerly accept him into their group of misfits. On the outside, everything seems to be going his way, but inside, Alex struggles to leave his criminal life behind. He struggles with change and with the realization that in a life absent of crime, he must give up control. He must learn that there is more to living a normal life than just choosing not to be a criminal again. Much more.

Hiking the North Cascades

Author: Erik Molvar
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762757744
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Mile-by-mile descriptions and maps for more than 100 hikes eliminate the guesswork of hiking in this mountain paradise east of Puget Sound. From short day hikes to long backpack expeditions, Hiking the North Cascades is a passport to one of the most beautiful mountain areas in North America.

Saturday s Cowboy

Author: R. E. Mitchell
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469777525
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Rusty Reynolds, an ex-B-grade western movie star, arrives in Tucson, Arizona, nearly broke and no prospects. Chuck Baxter, a ruthless land developer, hires Rusty at low wages to promote the Bar M Ranch, a remote desert subdivision. While Baxter schemes to relieve eastern retirees of their money, Rusty finds a way to relieve Baxter of some of his ill-gotten profits. When Baxter discovers that Rusty's revenge includes the stealing of his wife the plot turns deadly. When Baxter, in a failed attempt on Rusty's life, accidentally kills one of Rusty's Friends, Rusty gets even by entering the race for the U.S. Senate against Baxter. Although running as a stalking horse, Rusty proves to be an adept politician. Does Rusty get the girl? Does he win a seat in the U.S. Senate? Does he ride off into the sunset? Saturday's Cowboy is an irresistible page-turned replete with exciting subplots and a colorful supporting cast. If the plot of Saturday's Cowboy reminds you of a Tim Holt or Clint Eastwood western, the effect is intentional.

Beyond the Architect s Eye

Author: Mary N. Woods
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812241082
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Typical architectural photography freezes buildings in an ideal moment and rarely captures what photographer Berenice Abbott called the medium's power to depict "how the past jostled the present." In Beyond the Architect's Eye, Mary N. Woods expands on this range of images through a rich analysis that commingles art, amateur, and documentary photography, genres usually not considered architectural but that often take the built environment as their subject. Woods explores how photographers used their built environment to capture the disparate American landscapes prior to World War II, when urban and rural areas grew further apart in the face of skyscrapers, massive industrialization, and profound cultural shifts. Central to this study is the work of Alfred Steiglitz, Frances Benjamin Johnston, and Marion Post Wolcott, but Woods weaves a wider narrative that also includes Alice Austen, Gertrude Ksebier, Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Helen Levitt, Lisette Model, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Morgan and Marvin Smith, Eudora Welty, Samuel Gottscho, Walker Evans, Max Waldman, and others. In such disparate places as New York City, the rural South, and the burgeoning metropolis of Miami, these unconventional architectural photographers observed buildings as deeply connected to their context. Whereas Steiglitz captured New York as the quintessential modern urban landscape in the period, the South was its opposite, a land supposedly frozen in the past. Yet just as this myth of the Old South crystallized in photographs like Johnston's, a New South shaped by popular culture and modern industry arose. Miami embodied both of these visions. In Wolcott's work, agricultural fields where stoop labor persisted were juxtaposed with Art Deco hotels, a popular modernism of the machine age that remade Miami Beach into a miniaturized "Manhattan on the beach." Beyond the Architect's Eye is a groundbreaking study that melds histories of American art, cities, and architecture with visual studies of landscape, photography, and cultural geography.

We Live in a Jungle

Author: Phil Heubach
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452516707
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There is a land called the Jungle Kingdom. It was once a paradise where the strong and the weak could live together without fear. Then suddenly, and without warning, a few of the strongest Creatures became predators. With each passing year, their numbers increased, now dominating the land. Today, they are known as the Meat Eaters. A young and precocious Rabbit, named “Rapid” Roberta, is determined to save the kingdom from the increasing numbers of the Meat Eaters. To do so, Roberta will need to overcome her own inner “demons” and the forces of Nature. With her courageous effort to save the kingdom from the Meat Eaters, Roberta must find Cyrus the Great Horned Owl, who is considered the wisest and most compassionate Creature who has ever lived. To find Cyrus, Roberta must journey through the Dark Forest, which is under the shroud of a deadly curse. Also challenging Roberta’s hopes of regaining their lost paradise, is the vicious, outlawed Tiger and the enraged Cheetah, the fastest Creature in the kingdom, who has threatened to have Roberta’s fury hide. Then, too, there are the giant-sized Gorillas, the majestic King Lion and his Golden Horde, and Queen Cobra, known as the Mean Queen. With a zealous desire to fulfill her quest, Roberta will meet Tiny, a shy and cautious Turtle, who would rather stay in his shell than enter the Dark Forest. When they discover that there is some one “above” and “beyond” their Cyrus the Great, they are devastated. This story seems to have a dark side. However, it is subdued by the love, compassion, and humor found on almost every page. Throughout the story, there are twists and turns, and a mystery that will keep the readers guessing: (With the qualities of love, compassion, and awareness,) who is The Elder that is above all living Creatures? And the primary question is: What actions are taken by The Elder in an effort to overcome the threat of the Meat Eaters?

Beyond the Edge

Author: Raymond Gastil
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568983271
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Through an insightful look at projects from around the world and at the current design proposals for New York itself, the author paints a portrait of redevelopment that is both pragmatic and visionary, one that holds the promise of reconnecting New Yorkers to their waterfront as a vital place of work and of public life."--BOOK JACKET.

Allegheny and Skyline

Author: Ronald Dunham
Publisher: Ronald Dunham
ISBN: 9781425129958
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In his walk of fame, children's author, Liberty Orleans has crossed many streets. But for this gentle author the last one is the hardest.