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• Author :_Edward Hoagland
• Pages :_240 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1628724625
• ISBN-13 :_9781628724622

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• Description : From the pages of the New Yorker, Esquire, and the Paris Review, “Edward Hoagland’s collected stories are dazzling” (Ann Beattie). Saul Bellow called him “one of the very best writers of his generation.” Newsweek praised him as “a marvelous writer.” Edward Hoagland, renowned travel writer and essayist, is also an extraordinary writer of fiction, as readers of his stories “The Final Fate of Alligators” and “Kwan’s Coney Island” can attest. Assembled here are stories new and old, spanning from 1960 to the present. First published in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Esquire, American Review, and Saul Bellow’s famous literary magazine, The Noble Savage, and widely anthologized, in The Best American Short Stories among others, Hoagland’s work continues to amaze readers with evocative prose and finely etched characters. There are the death-defying motorcycle trick riders in the carnival’s Devil’s Tub, a man who keeps an alligator in his bathtub, a Chinese laundry worker in Coney Island in search of love, a frontiersman who saves himself from a grizzly bear by hiding in a beaver dam, three men from a circus looking for trouble at a rodeo, and a washed-up boxer trying to hang on to his career. From the cramped and gritty streets of New York City to the wide open spaces of the Old West, Hoagland’s characters pine, ache, create, observe, love, learn, and live in such precisely rendered stories that we are transported into each of their peculiar worlds. [...] by Publisher : 'Skyhorse'



• Author :_Edward Hoagland, Howard Frank Mosher
• Pages :_208 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1611457475
• ISBN-13 :_9781611457476

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• Description : Thirty years ago, celebrated American writer Edward Hoagland, in his early fifties and already with a dozen acclaimed books under his belt, had a choice: a midlife crisis or a midlife adventure. He chose the adventure. Pencil and notebook at the ready, Hoagland set out to explore and write about one of the last truly wild territories remaining on the face of the earth: Alaska. From the Arctic Ocean to the Kenai Peninsula, the backstreet bars of Anchorage to the Yukon River, Hoagland traveled the “real” Alaska from top to bottom. Here he documents not only the flora and fauna of America’s last frontier, but also the extraordinary people living on the fringe. On his journey he chronicles the lives of an astonishing and unforgettable array of prospectors, trappers, millionaire freebooters, drifters, oilmen, Eskimos, Indians, and a remarkably kind and capable frontier nurse named Linda. In his foreword, novelist Howard Frank Mosher describes Edward Hoagland’s memoir as “the best book ever written about America’s last best place.” In the tradition of Twain’s Life on the Mississippi and Jonathan Rabin’s Old Glory, with a beautiful love story at its heart, this is an American masterpiece from a writer hailed by the Washington Post as “the Thoreau of our times.” [...] by Publisher : 'Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.'



• Author :_Gitty Daneshvari
• Pages :_336 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_031619087X
• ISBN-13 :_9780316190879

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• Description : Check out the laugh-inducing, phobia-reducing final book in the School of Fear trilogy! Is school out forever at the School of Fear? A nosy reporter is planning a scandalous expose on eccentric Mrs. Wellington and her unorthodox teaching methods, and the news is sure to put an end to the school. Madeleine, Theo, Lulu, Garrison, and the new student Hyacinth must convince Sylvie that their teacher and the school are perfectly normal. But how can they accomplish this when Mrs. Wellington is just so... odd? With the fate of their beloved school in their hands, the children now share a new fear--failure. [...] by Publisher : 'Hachette UK'



• Author :_Louis J. Parascandola, John Parascandola
• Pages :_368 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0231538197
• ISBN-13 :_9780231538190

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• Description : Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world's finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers--including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis Singer, E. E. Cummings, Djuna Barnes, Colson Whitehead, Robert Olen Butler, and Katie Roiphe--this anthology is the first to focus on the unique history and transporting experience of a beloved fixture of the New York City landscape. Moody, mystical, and enchanting, Coney Island has thrilled newcomers and soothed native New Yorkers for decades. With its fantasy entertainments, renowned beach foods, world-class boardwalk, and expansive beach, it provides a welcome respite from the city's dense neighborhoods, unrelenting traffic, and somber grid. Coney Island has long offered a kaleidoscopic panorama of people, places, and events, creating, as Lawrence Ferlinghetti once wrote, "a Coney Island of the mind." This anthology captures the highs and lows of that sensation, with works that imagine Coney Island as a restful resort, a playground for the masses, and a symbol of America's democratic spirit, as well as a Sodom by the sea, a garish display of capitalist excess, and a paradigm of urban decay. As complex as the city of which it is a part, Coney Island engenders limitless perspectives, a composite inspiring everyone who encounters it to sing its electric song. [...] by Publisher : 'Columbia University Press'



• Author :_Charles Sobczak
• Pages :_285 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0982967489
• ISBN-13 :_9780982967485

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• Description : Alligators, Sharks & Panthers takes a hard look at the complex and often strained relationship between mankind and our fellow predators. Worldwide, over one hundred million sharks are killed annually while less than a dozen people are killed by sharks during that same time period. The American alligator was only removed from the endangered species list in 1987 and the Florida panther struggles to survive on an ever more crowded peninsula. In a fascinating twist, this book also takes a sobering look at the future of the world's top predator - Man! Since 1948 there have been more than four hundred alligator attacks in Florida. Ponce de Leon's fabled "La Florida" leads the world in unprovoked shark attacks, recording more than 500 since 1882. Although extremely rare, panther attacks in the Sunshine State have been historically authenticated. For the first time ever, discover the real true life stories behind the newspaper headlines on over two dozen fatal alligator and shark attacks that have happened across Florida. Learn how these dangerous predators behave and how you can avoid becoming the next statistic. [...] by Publisher : 'BookBaby'



• Author :_Alan Dundes, Carl R. Pagter
• Pages :_271 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780814318676
• ISBN-13 :_0814318673

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• Description : Office copier folklore—those tattered sheets of cartoons, mottoes, zany poems, defiant sayings, parodies, and crude jokes that regularly circulate in office buildings everywhere—is the subject of this innovative study. this type of folklore represents a major form of tradition in modern America, and the authors have compiled this raw data for scholarship—and entertainment. These creations of the Paperwork Empire comment on topics and problems that concern all urban Americans. No one and nothing escapes their raunchy wit and sarcasm. Bosses, ethnic groups, minorities, the sexes, alternative lifestyles, politics, welfare, government workers, the law, bureaucracy, and even "The Night Before Christmas" all come under fire to form a biting, and hilarious, commentary on modern American society. [...] by Publisher : 'Wayne State University Press'



• Author :_Antony Unwin
• Pages :_310 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1498786774
• ISBN-13 :_9781498786775

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• Description : See How Graphics Reveal Information Graphical Data Analysis with R shows you what information you can gain from graphical displays. The book focuses on why you draw graphics to display data and which graphics to draw (and uses R to do so). All the datasets are available in R or one of its packages and the R code is available at rosuda.org/GDA. Graphical data analysis is useful for data cleaning, exploring data structure, detecting outliers and unusual groups, identifying trends and clusters, spotting local patterns, evaluating modelling output, and presenting results. This book guides you in choosing graphics and understanding what information you can glean from them. It can be used as a primary text in a graphical data analysis course or as a supplement in a statistics course. Colour graphics are used throughout. [...] by Publisher : 'CRC Press'



• Author :_Edward Hoagland
• Pages :_162 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_
• ISBN-13 :_STANFORD:36105038016445

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• Author :_Ernest A. Liner
• Pages :_382 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1932871063
• ISBN-13 :_9781932871067

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• Description : This long awaited, second edition of Liner's "A Herpetological Cookbook" is greatly expanded with over 950 herpetological recipes. From historical recipes: Goanna (Aborigine style), Blackfeet Indian Jellied Snake, and Roasted poison Dart Frog (Campa Indian Style) to modern recipes: Turtle Croquettes, Zippy Alligator Dip, and Ampiuma a la Poulette this cookbook contains something for everyone. An entertaining, historically important treatise everyone interested in amphibians and reptiles should own. [...] by Publisher : 'Bibliomania'

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