The Hundred Year Flood

The Hundred Year Flood

The Hundred Year Flood

In the tradition of Native Speaker and The Family Fang, Matthew Salesses weaves together the tangled threads of identity, love, growing up, and relationships in his stunning first novel, The Hundred Year Flood. This beautiful and dreamlike debut follows twenty-two-year-old Tee as he escapes to Prague in the wake of his uncle's suicide and the aftermath of 9/11. Tee tries to convince himself that living in a new place will mean a new identity and a chance to shed the parallels between him and his adopted father. His life intertwines with Pavel Picasso, a painter famous for revolution; Katka, his equally alluring wife; and Picasso's partner--a giant of a man with an American name. In the shadow of a looming flood that comes every one hundred years, Tee contemplates his own place in life as both mixed and adopted and as an American in a strange land full of heroes, myths, and ghosts.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Matthew Salesses
Publisher : Little A
Release : 2015-08-11
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1477829547


The Thousand Year Flood

The Thousand Year Flood

In the early days of 1937, the Ohio River, swollen by heavy winter rains, began rising. And rising. And rising. By the time the waters crested, the Ohio and Mississippi had climbed to record heights. Nearly four hundred people had died, while a million more had run from their homes. The deluge caused more than half a billion dollars of damage at a time when the Great Depression still battered the nation. Timed to coincide with the flood's seventy-fifth anniversary, The Thousand-Year Flood is the first comprehensive history of one of the most destructive disasters in American history. David Welky first shows how decades of settlement put Ohio valley farms and towns at risk and how politicians and planners repeatedly ignored the dangers. Then he tells the gripping story of the river's inexorable rise: residents fled to refugee camps and higher ground, towns imposed martial law, prisoners rioted, Red Cross nurses endured terrifying conditions, and FDR dispatched thousands of relief workers. In a landscape fraught with dangers—from unmoored gas tanks that became floating bombs to powerful currents of filthy floodwaters that swept away whole towns—people hastily raised sandbag barricades, piled into overloaded rowboats, and marveled at water that stretched as far as the eye could see. In the flood's aftermath, Welky explains, New Deal reformers, utopian dreamers, and hard-pressed locals restructured not only the flood-stricken valleys, but also the nation's relationship with its waterways, changes that continue to affect life along the rivers to this day. A striking narrative of danger and adventure—and the mix of heroism and generosity, greed and pettiness that always accompany disaster—The Thousand-Year Flood breathes new life into a fascinating yet little-remembered American story.

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Genre : History
Author : David Welky
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2011-08-19
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780226887180


The Year Of The Flood

The Year Of The Flood

From the Booker Prize–winning author of Oryx and Crake, the first book in the MaddAddam Trilogy, and The Handmaid’s Tale. Internationally acclaimed as ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by, amongst others, the Globe and Mail, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Village Voice In a world driven by shadowy, corrupt corporations and the uncontrolled development of new, gene-spliced life forms, a man-made pandemic occurs, obliterating human life. Two people find they have unexpectedly survived: Ren, a young dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails (the cleanest dirty girls in town), and Toby, solitary and determined, who has barricaded herself inside a luxurious spa, watching and waiting. The women have to decide on their next move--they can’t stay hidden forever. But is anyone else out there?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Margaret Atwood
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2010-07-27
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9780307398925


After The Flood

After The Flood

Life is about more than just surviving... An unforgettable, inventive, and riveting epic saga about a mother, her daughter and their struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic flooded world, which signals the arrival of an extraordinary new talent. 'An adventure rife with great peril and high emotional stakes, this postapocalyptic novel reads like a fast-paced screenplay: intense, visceral, and relentless.' Library Journal It's 2031, and the world has been utterly transformed. After years of rising floodwaters, all that's left is an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water. Civilization as it once was is gone. Bands of pirates roam the waters, in search of goods and women to breed. Some join together to create a new kind of society, while others sail alone, barely surviving. Myra and her young daughter, Pearl, survive by fishing from their small boat, visiting small hamlets and towns on dry land to trade for supplies and information. The sole purpose of Myra's existence is to protect Pearl, while mourning the loss of her oldest daughter, Row, who was kidnapped during the last terrifying storm surge. For eight years Myra has searched for the girl that she knows, in her bones and her heart, still lives. In a violent confrontation with a stranger, Myra hears that Row was last seen in a far-off encampment of raiders on the coast of what used to be Greenland. Throwing aside her usual caution, she and Pearl embark on a perilous voyage into the icy northern seas to rescue her. A compulsively readable novel of dark despair and soaring hope, After the Flood is a magnificent, exhilarating, action-packed, and sometimes frightening odyssey laced with wonder - an affecting and wholly original saga, both redemptive and astonishing. 'The searing, often brutal story of a mother's terrifying quest to find her missing daughter in a post-apocalyptic world. Haunting and shocking.' Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish '[A] brilliantly imagined novel about love and desperation, set in an astonishing new world ... utterly gripping' Karin Slaughter, international bestselling author of The Last Widow 'An intriguing and innovative woman-centered swashbuckling quest narrative' Publishers Weekly

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Kassandra Montag
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-09-24
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781460711514


The Maths Behind

The Maths Behind

The Maths Behind over 60 everyday phenomena. Have you ever wondered why traffic jams often turn out to have no cause when you get to the end of the queue? There's a mathematical explanation for that. Or ever considered whether some lotteries might be easier to win than others? There's a formula for that too. If you've ever been curious about the mathematical strings that hold our world together, then look no further than The Maths Behind. This intriguing and illuminating book takes a scientific view of your everyday world, and can give you the answers to all the niggling questions in your life, along with many you never even thought to ask. From the science behind roller coasters, to the maths behind how to consistently win at Monopoly (and become very unpopular with your family), this is a fascinating look at the mathematical forces that run beneath our everyday transactions.

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Genre : Mathematics
Author : Colin Beveridge
Publisher : Cassell
Release : 2017-10-05
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781844039890


Katrina

Katrina

An investigative journalist revisits Hurricane Katrina's immediate damage, the city of New Orleans' efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm's lasting effects on the psychic, racial, and social fabric of the city.

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Genre : History
Author : Gary Rivlin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-08-23
Total Pages : 480 Pages
ISBN : 9781451692259


Flood

Flood

Winner of the Literary Fiction Category for the 2017 Best Book Award A sparkling debut set in Mark Twain's boyhood town, Flood is a story of what it means to be lost . . . and found. Laura Brooks fled her hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, ten years ago after a historic flood and personal heartbreak. Now she's returned unannounced, and her family and friends don't know what to make of it. She says she's just home for a brief visit and her high-school reunion, but she's carrying too much luggage for that: literal and metaphorical. Soon Laura is embroiled in small-town affairs--the contentious divorce of her rowdy best friend Rose; the campaign of her twelve-year-old godson, Bobby, to become the town's official Tom Sawyer; and the renewed interest of the man Laura once thought she'd marry, Sammy McGuire. Leaving town when she was eighteen had been Laura's only option. She feared a stifling existence in a town ruled by its past, its mythological devotion to Mark Twain, and the economic and racial divide that runs as deep as the Mississippi River. She can't forget that fateful Fourth of July when the levees broke or the decisions that still haunt her. Now as the Mississippi rises again, a deep wound threatens to reopen, and Laura must decide if running away once more might be the best way to save herself.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Melissa Scholes Young
Publisher : Center Street
Release : 2017-06-27
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781478970767


Fire Flood

Fire Flood

A pulse-pounding thrill ride, where a teen girl must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life--and her own. Time is slipping away. . . . Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to the middle of nowhere for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying--and she's helpless to change anything. Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race. The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place? Victoria Scott's breathtaking novel grabs readers by the throat and doesn't let go.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Victoria Scott
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2014-02-25
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780545537476


The 100 Year Base Flood Standard And The Floodplain Management Executive Order

The 100 Year Base Flood Standard And The Floodplain Management Executive Order

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Genre : Flood control
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1983
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UCR:31210024982561


The Worldwide Flood

The Worldwide Flood

Two hundred years ago, geologists determined that there was never a worldwide flood. But the early geologists’ conclusion—which continues to be believed today—is indisputably erroneous, according to Michael Jaye, Ph.D. Told in easily understood language, Jaye explains how geologists got it so wrong, and more importantly, he challenges their modern-day peers to examine foundational beliefs, especially in the presence of new map data. Along the way, he identifies and rectifies geology’s historic error and its consequences, answering questions such as: • Why do geologists believe that there was never a worldwide flood? How is this belief erroneous? • How did submerged structures like Monterey Canyon form? What process do geologists ascribe to their formation? • In what way are Google Earth and Google Maps similar to Galileo’s telescope? With new map data revealing submerged rivers in more than two miles of water, it’s clear that such a volume could only have a cosmic source. Jaye identifies the impact remnants, and he explains how its effects irreversibly changed Earth’s ecosystem. Humans are among surviving species, but we find ourselves ill-adapted to the post-flood ecosystem. Discover a historical, scientific, and philosophical treatment of The Worldwide Flood—it will forever change the way you consider Earth and human history.

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Genre : Travel
Author : Michael Jaye
Publisher : Archway Publishing
Release : 2017-06-06
Total Pages : 66 Pages
ISBN : 9781480844322