In early 2002 Publishers Place issued its second collection of high-school writing out of solitude. This slender volume packages prose and some poetry from five West Virginia high schools, written under guidelines provided by John Patrick Grace and in thespirit of an earlier collection titled River Fog Rising. It is edited by Paul Elmo Keenan and also features photographs by Mark S. Phillips, associate directorof Publishers Place.
Both collections exemplify an innovative approach to composition for students, based on setting a mood of deep introspection and encouraging an unself-conscious "taking notes on one's thoughts."
Jan Dickinson, Director of Communications of the West Virginia Development Office, calls this book "a stirring collection of reflections by West Virginia high-school students contemplating their place in the world."
This book offers a new explanation for the development of flight in mammals and offers detailed morphological descriptions of mammals with flapping flight. The skeletomuscular apparatus of the shoulder girdle and forelimbs of tree shrews, flying lemurs and bats is described in detail. Special attention is paid to the recognition of peculiar features of the skeleton and joints. For the basic locomotor patterns of flying lemurs and bats, the kinematic models of the shoulder girdle elements are developed. The most important locomotor postures of these animals are analyzed by means of statics. The key structural characters of the shoulder girdle and forelimbs of flying lemurs and bats, the formation of which provided transition of mammals from terrestrial locomotion to gliding and then, to flapping flight, are recognized. The concept is proposed that preadaptations preceding the acquisition of flapping flight could have come from widely sprawled forelimb posture while gliding from tree to tree and running up the thick trunks. It is shown that flying lemur is an adequate morphofunctional model for an ancestral stage of bats. The evolutionary ecomorphological scenario describing probable transformational stages of typical parasagittal limbs of chiropteran ancestors into wings is developed.
"From New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn comes another fly by night book set in the same realm as her Otherworld novels. I'm Shimmer, a blue dragonshifter. Thanks to a mistake, I was exiled from the Dragon Reaches and sentenced to work for gorgeous, exasperating Alex Radcliffe, a vampire who owns the Fly by Night Magical Investigations Agency. Every time I turn around, somebody's trying to kill us. But you know what they say- All's fair in love and bounty hunting . . . A serial killer is stalking the elderly Fae of Seattle, draining their bank accounts before brutally murdering them. When Chase Johnson asks for our help, Alex and I discover that the sociopath is also a shifter-able to change shape to match his victim's deepest desires. Our friend and colleague Bette volunteers to act as bait, but the plan goes dangerously awry. Now, unless we find her first, she's about to face her worst nightmare. Praise for the Otherworld Novels"
A Tangled Tale is a collection of 10 brief humorous stories by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), published serially between April 1880 and March 1885 in The Monthly Packet magazine. Arthur B. Frost added illustrations when the series was printed in book form. The stories, or Knots as Carroll calls them, present mathematical problems. In a later issue, Carroll gives the solution to a Knot and discusses readers' answers. The mathematical interpretations of the Knots are not always straightforward. The ribbing of readers answering wrongly - giving their names - was not always well received (see Knot VI below). In the December 1885 book preface Carroll writes: "The writer's intention was to embody in each Knot (like medicine so dexterously, but ineffectually, concealed in the jam of our early childhood) one or more mathematical questions - in Arithmetic, Algebra, or Geometry, as the case might be - for the amusement, and possible edification, of the fair readers of that magazine." Describing why he was ending the series, Carroll writes to his readers that the Knots were "but a lame attempt." Others were more receptive: In 1888 Stuart Dodgson Collingwood wrote, "With some people, this is the most popular of all his books; it is certainly the most successful attempt he ever made to combine mathematics and humour." They have more recently been described as having "all the charm and wit of his better-known works".
(Harold Flammer Christmas). Canticles in Candlelight is a musical service of illumination that gradually fills the sanctuary or concert hall with music and light. With Scripture, narration, carols and candles, this compelling cantata tells the treasured story of Christ's birth. Filled with variety yet rooted in a traditional music vernacular, there are tasteful classical references in the arrangements as well as opportunities for congregational singing. From the hushed whisper of the "Candlelight Processional" to the festive arrangements of some of our most beloved carols, this work has something for everyone. An optional quiet ending is offered for churches wanting a more devotional closing. A full line of support products is offered, including a stunning orchestration by Brant Adams. Includes: Prologue; Processional; Prepare and Celebrate; Advent Longing; Come, Long-Expected Jesus; Awake! Arise! Rejoice!; Carols of Joy and Hope; Joy to the World; A Christmas Madrigal; Turn Your Heart to Christmas; A Festive Christmas Flourish; Silent Night, Holy Night.