The Big Year

Original Synopsis

"The Big Year has a total of 320 pages which are papers from writer 'Mark Obmascik'. Each year, hundreds of people set out across North America determined to set a new record in a spectacularly competitive event. Is it tennis? Golf? Racing? Poker perhaps? No, it's bird-watching, and a contest known as the Big Year - a grand, gruelling, expensive (and occasionally vicious) 365-day marathon to identify the most species. THE BIG YEAR is the rollicking chronicle of the 275,000-mile odyssey of three unlikely adventurers who take their bird-watching so seriously it nearly kills them. From Texas in pursuit of the Rufus-capped Warbler to British Columbia in search of Xantus' Hummingbird, these obsessive enthusiasts brave roasting deserts, storm-tossed oceans, infested swamps and disgruntled lions (not to mention some of the lumpiest hotel mattresses known to man) as they vie to become North America's number one bird-watcher in what would prove to be the biggest Big Year of them all... This captivating tour of human and avian nature, of courage and deceit, of passion and paranoia reveals the extremes to which Man will go to pursue his dreams, to conquer and to categorize... 2011-12-08 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 320 Paper
Genre : Nature
No.ID : 1ImKY7XvN5gC
ISBN-10 : 1446486990
ISBN-13 : 9781446486993
Time : 2011-12-08
Author : Mark Obmascik
Size : 387 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Halfway to Heaven

Original Synopsis

"Halfway to Heaven has a total of 288 pages which are papers from writer 'Mark Obmascik'. Fat, forty-four, father of three sons, and facing a vasectomy, Mark Obmascik would never have guessed that his next move would be up a 14,000-foot mountain. But when his twelve-year-old son gets bitten by the climbing bug at summer camp, Obmascik can't resist the opportunity for some high-altitude father-son bonding by hiking a peak together. After their first joint climb, addled by the thin air, Obmascik decides to keep his head in the clouds and try scaling all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot mountains, known as the Fourteeners -- and to do them in less than one year. The result is Halfway to Heaven, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Obmascik's rollicking, witty, sometimes harrowing, often poignant chronicle of an outrageous midlife adventure that is no walk in the park, although sometimes it's A Walk in the Woods -- but with more sweat and less oxygen. Half a million people try climbing a Colorado Fourteener every year, but only twelve hundred have reported summiting them all. Can an overweight, stay-at-home dad become No. 1,201? With his ebullient personality and sparkling prose, Obmascik brings us inside the quirky, colorful subculture of mountaineering obsessives who summit these mountains year after year. Honoring his concerned wife's orders not to climb alone, Obmascik drags old friends up the slopes, some of them lifelong flatlanders tasting thin air for the first time, and lures seasoned Rockies junkies into taking on a huffing, puffing newbie by bribing them with free beer, lunches, and car washes. Among the new friends he makes are an ex-drag racer trying to perform a headstand on every summit, the lead oboe player in a Hebrew salsa band, and a climber with the counterproductive pre-climb ritual of gulping down four beers and a burrito. Along the way, Obmascik experiences the raw, rowdy, and rarely seen intimacy of male friendship, braced by the double intoxicants of adrenaline and altitude. Though danger is always present -- the Colorado Fourteeners have killed more climbers than Mount Everest -- Mark knows his aging scalp can't afford the hair-raising adventures of Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, and his quest becomes a story of family, friendship, and fraternity. In Obmascik's summer of climbing, he loses fifteen pounds, finds a few dozen man-dates, and gains respect for the history of these storied mountains (home to cannibalism, gold rushes, shoot-outs, and one of the nation's most famed religious shrines). As much about midlife and male bonding as it is about mountains, Halfway to Heaven tells how weekend warriors can survive them all as they reach for those most distant things -- the summits of mountains and a teenage son. And as one man exceeds the physical achievements of his youth, he discovers that age -- like summit height -- is just a number. 2009-05-12 time of publication of the book, [-Simon and Schuster-]"

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Pages : 288 Paper
Genre : Sports & Recreation
No.ID : YzzPh3n6GoEC
ISBN-10 : 1416567267
ISBN-13 : 9781416567264
Time : 2009-05-12
Author : Mark Obmascik
Size : 765 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Ditch in Time

Original Synopsis

"Ditch in Time has a total of 352 pages which are papers from writer 'Patricia Nelson Limerick'. Tracing the origins and growth of the Denver Water Department, this study of water and its unique role and history in the West, as well as in the nation, raises questions about the complex relationship among cities, suburbs, and rural areas, allowing us to consider this precious resource and its past, present, and future with both optimism and realism. 2016-05-01 time of publication of the book, [-Fulcrum Publishing-]"

Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
Pages : 352 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : jRGpDQAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 155591764X
ISBN-13 : 9781555917647
Time : 2016-05-01
Author : Patricia Nelson Limerick
Size : 991 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Lethal Logic

Original Synopsis

"Lethal Logic has a total of 282 pages which are papers from writer 'Dennis A. Henigan'. “Guns don't kill people; people kill people.” “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” “An armed society is a polite society.” Who hasn't heard these engaging assertions, time and time again? Burned into the national consciousness by years of targeted, disciplined messaging by the National Rifle Association and others, they are just a few of the bumper-sticker slogans that have defined the gun control debate in America. Long ridiculed by gun control advocates, they are the first words that come to mind for most Americans when the gun issue is discussed. This is the first book both to acknowledge the profound and deadly impact of the gun lobby's bumper-sticker logic on the gun control debate and to systematically expose the misguided thinking at the core of the pro-gun slogans. Indeed, the author contends that the gun lobby's remarkable success in blocking passage of lifesaving gun laws is the result, in large part, of its relentless and effective use of these simple and resonant messages. Their persuasive power has been a largely ignored influence on the current politics of gun control, in which the gun lobby wields unprecedented power in the Republican Party, while many Democratic Party leaders see the policy benefits of stronger gun laws as not worth the political risk of standing up to the NRA. The book contends that the current political stalemate over guns will never be broken until the pro-gun slogans are exposed as the cleverly disguised fallacies that they are. 2009-06-30 time of publication of the book, [-Potomac Books, Inc.-]"

Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
Pages : 282 Paper
Genre : Political Science
No.ID : 4DA2XtEHSBUC
ISBN-10 : 1597973564
ISBN-13 : 9781597973564
Time : 2009-06-30
Author : Dennis A. Henigan
Size : 249 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"American Book Publishing Record has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 2003 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : American literature
No.ID : VcbfAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015066043186
Time : 2003
Author :
Size : 192 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Department of Energy

Original Synopsis

"Department of Energy has a total of 748 pages which are papers from writer 'United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Power'. 1996 time of publication of the book, [-Government Printing Office-]"

Publisher : Government Printing Office
Pages : 748 Paper
Genre : Law
No.ID : CFblnaLJy3YC
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : PSU:000025257441
Time : 1996
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Size : 792 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

School Violence

Original Synopsis

"School Violence has a total of 64 pages which are papers from writer 'Francha Roffe Menhard'. Recounts some of the heinous acts of violence in America's schools, explains why people resort to this type of behavior, and discusses ways to avoid such tragedies. 2000 time of publication of the book, [-Enslow Pub Incorporated-]"

Publisher : Enslow Pub Incorporated
Pages : 64 Paper
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
No.ID : 6PEeoDh3BlwC
ISBN-10 : 9780766013582
ISBN-13 : 0766013588
Time : 2000
Author : Francha Roffe Menhard
Size : 642 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Justice at War

Original Synopsis

"Justice at War has a total of 219 pages which are papers from writer 'Richard Delgado'. The status of civil rights in the United States today is as volatile an issue as ever, with many Americans wondering if new laws, implemented after the events of September 11, restrict more people than they protect. How will efforts to eradicate racism, sexism, and xenophobia be affected by the measures our government takes in the name of protecting its citizens? Richard Delgado, one of the founding figures in the Critical Race Theory movement, addresses these problems with his latest book in the award-winning Rodrigo Chronicles. Employing the narrative device he and other Critical Race theorists made famous, Delgado assembles a cast of characters to discuss such urgent and timely topics as race, terrorism, hate speech, interracial relationships, freedom of speech, and new theories on civil rights stemming from the most recent war. In the course of this new narrative, Delgado provides analytical breakthroughs, offering new civil rights theories, new approaches to interracial romance and solidarity, and a fresh analysis of how whiteness and white privilege figure into the debate on affirmative action. The characters also discuss the black/white binary paradigm of race and show why it persists even at a time when the country's population is rapidly diversifying. 2005-11-01 time of publication of the book, [-NYU Press-]"

Publisher : NYU Press
Pages : 219 Paper
Genre : Law
No.ID : hisudKpmyCMC
ISBN-10 : 0814744052
ISBN-13 : 9780814744055
Time : 2005-11-01
Author : Richard Delgado
Size : 674 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

A Consumer's Guide to Water Conservation

Original Synopsis

"A Consumer's Guide to Water Conservation has a total of 63 pages which are papers from writer 'Mark Obmascik, Mike Keefe, American Water Works Association'. 1993-09-01 time of publication of the book, [-Amer Water Works Assn-]"

Publisher : Amer Water Works Assn
Pages : 63 Paper
Genre : Nature
No.ID : A2RrPUN81PgC
ISBN-10 : 9780898677263
ISBN-13 : 0898677262
Time : 1993-09-01
Author : Mark Obmascik, Mike Keefe, American Water Works Association
Size : 523 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

The Urban Lawyer

Original Synopsis

"The Urban Lawyer has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. The national quarterly on local government law. 1999 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : City planning and redevelopment law
No.ID : dIlLAQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UCAL:B5112715
Time : 1999
Author :
Size : 498 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Day of Reckoning

Original Synopsis

"Day of Reckoning has a total of 228 pages which are papers from writer 'Wendy Murray Zoba'. The award-winning journalist uses interviews with survivors, parents, and friends of victims to delve deeply into the Columbine shooting and its consequences for the nation. 2000 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 228 Paper
Genre : Social Science
No.ID : l0IlAQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UCSC:32106015739342
Time : 2000
Author : Wendy Murray Zoba
Size : 521 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Nova Scotia Birds

Original Synopsis

"Nova Scotia Birds has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 2002 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Birds
No.ID : FfJPAAAAYAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : CORNELL:31924097698405
Time : 2002
Author :
Size : 239 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Original Synopsis

"Wisconsin environmental law journal has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1996 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre :
No.ID : INlRAQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UCAL:B4919136
Time : 1996
Author :
Size : 464 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

School Violence

Original Synopsis

"School Violence has a total of 258 pages which are papers from writer 'Denise M. Bonilla'. Presents more than thirty articles on the topic of school violence, covering such aspects as the search for causes of school violence, the aftermath of violent events such as the Columbine killings, media coverage, and violence and crime in higher education. 2000 time of publication of the book, [-Hw Wilson Company-]"

Publisher : Hw Wilson Company
Pages : 258 Paper
Genre : Education
No.ID : ZGkqAQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105029468787
Time : 2000
Author : Denise M. Bonilla
Size : 881 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Dutch birding

Original Synopsis

"Dutch birding has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 2003 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Birds
No.ID : N6hKAAAAYAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : CORNELL:31924097808871
Time : 2003
Author :
Size : 446 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"Women's Rights Law Reporter has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1997 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Women
No.ID : 1pE7AQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105062168609
Time : 1997
Author :
Size : 495 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Handbook of the Birds of the World

Original Synopsis

"Handbook of the Birds of the World has a total of 893 pages which are papers from writer 'Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, Jordi Sargatal'. Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Prólogo: Birding Past, Present and Future a Global View 2009 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 893 Paper
Genre : Nature
No.ID : BiZaAAAAYAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9788496553507
ISBN-13 : 8496553507
Time : 2009
Author : Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, Jordi Sargatal
Size : 962 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

W Inging it

Original Synopsis

"W Inging it has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 2003 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Bird watching
No.ID : 30klAQAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : MINN:31951P00852503T
Time : 2003
Author :
Size : 417 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

2007 Guide to Literary Agents

Original Synopsis

"2007 Guide to Literary Agents has a total of 368 pages which are papers from writer 'Joanna Masterson'. Lists addresses, telephone numbers, specialties, recent sales, commissions, terms, and submission tips for hundreds of agents located in the United States and Canada 2006-07-21 time of publication of the book, [-Writers Digest Books-]"

Publisher : Writers Digest Books
Pages : 368 Paper
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
No.ID : XRi1xORZCkAC
ISBN-10 : 9781582974323
ISBN-13 : 1582974322
Time : 2006-07-21
Author : Joanna Masterson
Size : 568 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

Books Out Loud

Original Synopsis

"Books Out Loud has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 2007 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Audiobooks
No.ID : 7dMSAQAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:49015003120145
Time : 2007
Author :
Size : 376 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Pacific Rail News

Original Synopsis

"Pacific Rail News has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1995 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Railroads
No.ID : W7dnAAAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105016961323
Time : 1995
Author :
Size : 956 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF