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The Concrete Killing Fields
Pat Morgan

Mile High Press, 2014

Gripping and gritty; fascinating and funny; mesmerizing yet motivating! Have you ever wondered ... Why we still have so many homeless people on the streets? Why so many people with mental illness, homeless or not, are in jails or prisons? Why so many people are such strong supporters of President Bill Clinton, and/or Hillary? You need to wonder no longer. Pat Morgan has the answers. With her gift of story-telling, deep sense of compassion, ...


The Concrete Kiss
David Grace

Wildside Press, 2012

Homicide Detective Ned Danes discovers that an ambitious Deputy D.A. has concealed evidence of an accused murderer's innocence in order to secure a headline-grabbing conviction. Danes is warned that a smart guy would keep his mouth shut. More interested in being a good guy than a smart one, Danes torpedoes the corrupt Deputy D.A.'s case, and for his honesty, Danes is exiled to the tiny basement office of the Cold Case Squad. Working in his ...


Lin Wellford's Painted Garden Art Anyone Can Do
Lin Wellford

Art Stone Press, 2009

Get ready to rock your world! You don't need a green thumb to turn your yard into a work of art! Painted garden art is the perfect, low-cost way to add color and visual interest to your landscape. Lin Wellford makes it easy with these fun, imaginative projects: Vibrant stepping stones Breathtaking focal points and accents Realistic faux fish Ever-blooming borders and flower-filled planters Decorative pieces perfect for any garden, porch, or ...


The Rose That Grew from Concrete
Tupac Shakur

Pocket Books, 2006

His talent was unbounded, a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic--a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable, remaining vibrant and alive. Here now are Tupac Shakur's private thoughts, conveyed through the pure art of poetry - a glimpse into his enigmatic life and its intense contradictions. Written in his own hand at the age of nineteen, these poems embrace and express his spirit, ...


The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects (Ziggurat Book)
Mario Salvadori

Chicago Review Press, 2000

Students discover the basic principles necessary to build all types of structures used in everyday life including bridges, skyscrapers, and other architectural gems. Line art illustrations help to explain projects that demonstrate how these principles keep structures solid. Perfect for kids who wonder why, and love to figure things out! All projects are easily done with materials found around-the-house.


Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series
Tyler Knott Gregson

Perigee Trade, 2014

The epic made simple. The miracle in the mundane. One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything. He fell in love. Three years and almost one thousand poems later, Tyler is now ...


Banished to the Ribbons of Concrete
Jack Vink

1st Book Library, 2003

Part One: The Journey Begins; Part Two: Lost In America; Part Three: The Aftermath. During my travels I have seen things that go unnoticed by others. Snow on red roses, rain falling from a clear blue sky and double rainbows so bright a feeling of exultation fills your heart. I have stopped to watch woods fill up with snow in the quietness of nature. I have slept under the heavenly stars that shine so brightly in the dark of night, you become ...


Glass Goddesses, Concrete Walls, 2012

In the middle of the night, our unnamed protagonist wakes to find Diana’s gun pointed at his head and he recognizes bloody murder in her eyes. While facing a scorned woman’s wrath, many of his past entanglements replay in his mind. Memories of women he has loved or refused to love surface like ghosts from the grave to haunt what could be his last moments. As he tries to reason with her for the sake of everything he has to live for, he ...


Humane Livestock Handling: Understanding livestock behavior and building facilities for healthier animals
Temple Grandin

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2008

Temple Grandin, North America's most influential advocate of humane livestock treatment, has spent her life developing stress-free facility designs and standards of humane management. In an environment of growing concern regarding large factory-farming practices, Grandin is a voice of reason explaining the benefits of keeping animals calm through every phase of their lives — benefits that include safer working conditions, higher yields of ...


Johnette Napolitano "Rough Mix" (Signed Copy) (Concrete Blonde)

Johnette Napolitano, 2010


The Best in Tent Camping: Georgia: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RV's, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable ...
Johnny Molloy

Menasha Ridge Press, 2004

Whether it's rafting down the Chattooga River, hiking along the Bartram Trail, or sea kayaking around Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia is chock full of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities. To help these adventurers on their way, The Best in Tent Camping: Georgia reveals the best places in the Peach State to pitch a tent. Written to steer campers away from concrete slabs and convoys of RVs, The Best in Tent Camping: ...


Technically, It's Not My Fault: Concrete Poems
John Grandits

Clarion Books, 2004

An eleven-year-old boy named Robert voices typical—and not so typical—middle-grade concerns in this unique, memorable collection of hilarious poems. His musings cover the usual stuff, like pizza, homework, thank-you notes, and his annoying older sister. In addition, he speculates about professional wrestling for animals, wonders why no one makes scratch-and-sniff fart stickers, designs the ultimate roller coaster (complete with poisonous ...


Materials for Design
Victoria Ballard Bell, Patrick Rand

Princeton Architectural Press, 2006

As architecture programs throughout the country break out of the classroom and adopt the holistic methods of design/build programs, the need for a textbook that bridges the gap between construction materials and design sensibility is sorely needed. Materials for Design is that book. Students must be taught how a choice of material affects the form and look of a structure; they must also learn how inspired design can inject any material with ...


Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Landscape Construction: 60 Step-by-step Projects for Creating a Perfect ...
Editors of Creative Publishing

Cool Springs Press, 2006

Once the arena of professional contractors, major landscape construction projects are now achievable by ordinary homeowners armed with new DIY-friendly tools and materials, the right information and the willingness to get their hands dirty. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Landscape Construction is designed to guide the DIYer of any skill level through 60 of the most significant "hardscape" projects for the yard and garden. Projects range ...


Building Big
David Macaulay

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2000

Why this shape and not that? Why steel instead of concrete or stone? Why put it here and not over there? These are the kinds of questions that David Macaulay asks himself when he observes an architectural wonder. These questions take him back to the basic process of design from which all structures begin, from the realization of a need for the structure to the struggles of the engineers and designers to map out and create the final construction. ...


Concrete Volume 1: Depths
Paul Chadwick

Dark Horse Books, 2005

Part man, part…rock? Over seven feet tall and weighing over a thousand pounds, he is known as Concrete but is in reality the mind of one Ronald Lithgow, trapped inside a shell of stone, a body that allows him to walk unaided on the ocean's floor or survive the crush of a thousand tons of rubble in a collapsed mineshaft…but prevents him from feeling the touch of a human hand. These stories of Concrete are as rich and satisfying as any in ...


Surfaces: Visual Research for Artists, Architects, and Designers (Surfaces Series)
Judy A. Juracek

W. W. Norton & Company, 1996

Looking for images of architectural materials? Surfaces offers over 1,200 outstanding, vibrantly colorful visual images of surface textures--wood, stone, marble, brick, plaster, stucco, aggregates, metal, tile, and glass--ready to be used in your designs, presentations, or comps, as backgrounds or for general visual information. Photographed by a designer for designers, these pictures show specific materials and how they change with time, ...


The Real-Time Contact Center: Strategies, Tactics, and Technologies for Building a Profitable Service and ...
Donna Fluss

AMACOM, 2005

"To get a competitive edge in a world of commoditized service, companies have to convert their reactive, cost-oriented contact centers into predictive, engaged, revenue-generating, real-time profit centers. A real-time contact center provides an outstanding customer experience, enhances loyalty, increases sales, reduces expenses, and streamlines information flow between the center and the company at large -- all of which adds up to substantial ...


Roses in Concrete

Raymond Francis, 2012

“Roses in Concrete” tells the story of Hope, a young woman whose life is rough from day one. Growing up without ever knowing her parents, Hope relocates to New York City with dreams of living the life she always imagined. Desperately, Hope struggles to find her freedom, her father, and most importantly her own identity. Hope learns about love, friendship and being a woman. With every obstacle thrown in her way, Hope does her best to ...


Behind Concrete Doors

First One Digital Publishing, 2010

Through his erotic poetry and spoken word, Aaron Powell opens the closet door on the down-low Blatino lifestyle. Through his true stories posing as fiction and prose, Powell shares the secret lives of men who seek sex, love, acceptance…and more sex. When you are Behind Concrete Doors, you will get a peek at the dirty deeds done in barbershops, bump bubble butts with your favorite news anchor in the club, and experience the raw emotions of ...



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