Two million dollars secured Noah Crawford the most enticing woman he has ever known... but at that price, can he ever afford to set her free?
A delightful anecdotal collection! In these days of 24 hour news many of us may feel smothered under an avalanche of anxiety, despondency or at best choking with rage over national and world events. Grand passions apart, however, there is still much to enjoy. The small pleasures of life lie all around us. They might be found in a state of mind, in the touch of a familiar object such as a favourite wooden spoon, or they may be found in fleeting observations: a baby's smile, the sudden appearance of a stag in your path; or they may be physical pleasures like sucking the wet flesh of a ripe mango or the aroma of coffee spilling out on to the pavement on a cold morning. In a mad and greedy world it is these small pleasures that keep us sane, and dare we admit it, happy. Told with wry humour and a gentle, sometimes quirky style slightly reminiscent of a bygone era, Wood's collection contains a mixture of description and observation with a smattering of autobiographical incident. Wood has lived in many places of the world, is well travelled and well read, with a keen sense of enjoyment in what he sees and experiences, and a talent for bringing that visually to the mind of his reader. The short, usually self-contained pieces make wonderful cameos both for those who do their reading in snatches, and those who will want to devour his stories in one sitting. William Wood has led a nomadic life and his friends and relatives are far flung. He now lives and writes in Sussex when he is not visiting his children in France, Rutland and Cumbria or his in-laws in Norway and Slovakia. The diaries he keeps on these visits occasionally give him local colour and ideas for his stories. His short stories have been read on the BBC World Service and included in a number of magazines and anthologies. His first published novel, No Time, was brought out by Babesh/Ryan in 2003 and his next novel, Passing Wind has been shortlisted for an Amazon prize.
Why This Book Is Useful The small boat building industry is still largely an art or craft, comprising many manufacturers of dozens of styles and sizes of boats. The overarching factor in all of their boat designs and features is dependence on the choice of materials and the compromises they engender. This book is arranged in five parts, covering seventy two topics. Woven through these topics are text and problem examples that describe the interaction of mechanics and materials applied specifically to small boats. These topics are intended for those wanting more depth in selected areas along the lines of a primer or to just cherry pick engineering concepts. A typical example is Part ll - Hydrostatics, shown below. Part ll - Hydrostatics 10) Fluid forces, principles and common terms 11) Definitions for fluid dynamics 12) Important relationships and equations 13) Fluid pressure 14) Pressure and Pascals Law 15) Calculate the maximum height of a water column in an evacuated standpipe 16) Calculate the pressure a small boat exerts on the water surface 17) Bad weather 18) Calculate the percent drop in air pressure during an atmospheric low 19) Calculate the wind speed from an atmospheric low 20) Buoyancy 21) Buoyancy using Archimedes Principle 22) Pressure under the boat 23) Swamping over the stern with people on board 24) Center of gravity 25) Capsizing 26) Wave action, capsizing force diagrams 27) Surface tension and wetting angle 28) Capillary force This book is a must for your nautical library, if you are among the millions of people involved with watercraft. Boat Builders Boat buyers Insurers Boat designers Informed sportsmen Marine surveyors Boat repairers Boating journals Accidentreconstructionist Materials vendors Sailors everywhere Watercraft safety officers Engineers Marina Planners Coast Guardsmen
This uniquely warm and personal book is more than simply another guide for parents who want their children to study music. The Pleasures of Perils of Raising Young Musicians tells the real-life stories of today's musical children, interlaced with comparative stories from the childhoods of famous musicians. Woven throughout is the author's personal narrative about the joys and frustrations of raising her own son Jonathan, a flutist. The book reviews current research about the value of a classical music education in building character, intellect, discipline, and success, no matter what field a child pursues. As a parent, you will feel you are not alone in being perplexed about what choices to make. With richly detailed and sometimes surprising information about each orchestral instrument, Ms. Siteman assists parents who must choose which instrument is a good "fit" for their child's body type, temperament, and social needs. The Pleasures and Perils of Raising Young Musicians illuminates the joys, frustrations, and rewards of classical music education for parents who desperately need solid guidance and no-nonsense information.
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