Writer/director Anderson follows up his acclaimed Academy Award-nominated Magnolia with Punch-Drunk Love, winner of the Best Director Award in the 2002 Cannes Film Festival—a film starring Adam Sandler and Emily Watson. 25 photos.
The Vietnam War polarized Americans. In the wake of political and military decisions, over 56,000 American lives were lost with 300,000 wounded. Over 1.5 million Vietnamese died. U.S. use of napalm, conventional bombing and Agent Orange defoliant ruined one-third of South Vietnam's land area. Applying Cold War technology and precision, the U.S. bombs dropped on North Vietnam, South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia amounted to 8-million tons, four times the total tonnage of bombs dropped during all of World War II. Despite this effort, "victory" did not occur against a Third World adversary... Indra's Net is not a war story. A novel set against the backdrop of history and spanning four generations, Indra's Net shares the lives of two families from disparate cultures and societies. A story of family triumphs, grave losses, struggle and, ultimately, reconciliation, the novel's defining characters each play a role in this process. Set in the rural American West and Asia, Indra's Net shares the unfolding chronicle of a steadfast American family. Homesteading at Carson Valley, Nevada, in the 1800s, the Sterns family helps build community and a successful family ranching operation. The Pacific War against Japan brings Pete Sterns on a military assignment to Indo-China. These events forever change the Sterns' relationship to Vietnam. At the peak of America's military involvement at Vietnam, Pete and Sarah's oldest son, Mike, enlists in the Army and is soon sent to fight afield in Southeast Asia. The outcome of Mike's experience and a strong sense of family encourage Sarah to bridge cultures and overcome the impact of war and hostility, eventually reconciling and binding two families. InBuddhism, Indra's Net describes a series of mirrors that, when positioned correctly, present a view of the whole universe. This also provides a foundation for belief in the interconnectedness of all beings.
First published in 1991, this book is the leading reference on technical and economic factors of combined-cycle applications within the utility and cogeneration markets.
With combined-cycle applications now leading the trend toward merchant plants and the "peaking" power needed in newly deregulated markets around the world, this long-awaited second edition is more important than ever. In it, Kehlhofer -- an internationally recognized authority in the field of new combined-cycle power plants -- and his co-authors widen the scope and detail found in the first edition. Included are tips on system layout, details on controls and automation, and operating instructions. Loaded with case studies, reference tables, and more than 150 figures, this text offers solid advice on system layout, controls and automation, and operating and maintenance instructions. The author provides real-world examples to apply to your own applications.
The work of Charles Bird King, George Catlin, and Karl Bodmer looms large in the field of history, ethnology, and anthropology. No serious study of American Indian people can be undertaken without reference to it, and yet the names of these three men are largely unknown to the general public. Although King, Catlin, and Bodmer worked independently of one another, they were united in a singular vision: all were dedicated to preserving the various cultures of American Indian people through their artwork and writings. Native Americans: A Portrait presents for the first time in one volume a major selection of the original drawings, paintings, and lithographs by these three artists. More than 300 striking full-color reproductions take the reader to the American frontier to experience Indians in their original environment - performing religious ceremonies, hunting buffalo, engaging in bloody battles, and simply living their lives. Also included are dozens of magnificent portraits of the most prominent Indian leaders of the day. The accompanying text by noted scholar Robert J. Moore, Jr., describes the powerful political currents of the 1830s that led to the forced removal of the Indian tribes, while original quotes from the artists themselves offer invaluable insights into nineteenth-century white American culture.
Lapis gains new allies and new enemies as he assumes his role as the one who will overthrow the tyrannical Habit.
This book is the first in the series and is aimed for 8 - 10 year old children and is a small chapter book to help transition the children from picture books to novels.The main character, Abigail Andrews is an eight year old with a wild imagination. This imagination takes her on amazing adventures while she plays.
Pirate’s Playground is the first book to launch the series.
Abby finds a stick near her playground, in her backyard and imagines that it’s a powerful sword. She meets a little girl named, Rachel and learns that she’s the Holder of the sword and is the only one who can defeat the pirates and save Rachel’s little brother, James. Rachel teaches Abby how to use the sword and harness its power and the battle begins. The two girls work as a team to fight off the pirates. Even though they hit a couple twists and snags, Abby is able to force Captain SeaGilly to surrender, reuniting Rachel and James. As Abby raises her sword in victory, she hears her mom calling. When she looks for her mother, she realizes that she is once again in her backyard, on her playground. The book ends with Abby wondering what adventure she would find herself in next.
Humanity has fallen. Matt Noralez’s life sucks. After the war with the elves (who unfortunately don’t make toys or throw evil rings into volcanos), most of humanity is dead. The few remaining humans either live in hiding or end up as slaves in work camps. Matt has been stuck in a camp in South Carolina for about three years, and though everyone else there seems to have lost hope, he still dreams of escape.