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Skye Fargo knows he's in big trouble when he wakes up with a bullet hole in his body, a beauty by his bed--and absolutely no memory of who he is. <P><P>But when a band of greedy land-grabbers threaten the woman who saved his life, the Trailsman remembers the only thing that matters: how to draw fast, how to aim sure, and how to shoot to kill...
There's no one who hasn't heard of Jim Bowie and his legendary knife. And Skye Fargo's been hired to guide a brother and sister to the border to purchase the actual pig sticker handled by Bowie himself.<P><P> But there are others after the blade. And the Trailsman will have to be a cut above the competition if anyone's going to survive.
Skye Fargo is in the Rocky Mountain town of Meridian, where he's received a most unusual offer. A woman wants Fargo to track down a local outlaw who's terrorizing the territory. The outlaw's name? <P><P>Cord Blasingame, and he just happens to be her husband. And while the Trailsman will be doing all the shooting, his beautiful client will be playing an even more perilous part--as bait for the brutal Blasingame!
After an explosion on the U.S.-Mexico border almost blows him out of his boots, Skye Fargo goes up against a ruthless robber baron's agent who is planting charges to change the course of the Rio Grande so he can grab valuable mining land on the Mexican side of the border. But any way the river runs, the Trailsman is riding straight into trouble....
Look out The Chiracahua Mountains are full of dangers--and the most terrifying is the Apache warrior Red Dog. So when Skye Fargo comes across him, it's no surprise he's in the middle of torturing a prospector. <P><P>Fargo rescues the man, but earns the hatred of Red Dog in the process. And with a slew of greedy gold-hunters aiming to start a bloodbath, the Trailsman is going to have to grow eyes in the back of his head to survive...
Game of death Fargo is guiding a high-falutin' expedition across the Dakota Badlands when they come across a Cheyenne buffalo hunt. And that's a problem--because Hunt Law states that any white men who interfere are doomed to the slaughter. <P><P>Now, with a group of stuffy tinhorns under his care and a war party of warriors on his tail, the Trailsman has two choices--kill or be killed.
Years ago, Skye Fargo barely survived a scrap with an Apache called Red Knife. Now, Red Knife needs Fargo's help to find the white men that raped and killed his daughter. <P><P>The Army wants Fargo to do it so the Apaches will be pacified. But Red Knife wants blood, not justice--and the Trailsman soon finds himself caught between his orders and his old foe's rage...
It's an idyllic late-summer day in Saddlestring, Wyoming, and game warden Joe Pickett is fly-fishing with his two daughters when he stumbles upon the mutilated body of a moose. <P><P>Whatever - or whoever - attacked the animal was ruthless: half the animal's face has been sliced away, the skin peeled back from the flesh. Shaken by the sight, Joe starts to investigate what he hopes in an isolated incident." "Days later, after the discovery of a small herd of mutilated cattle, Joe realizes this something much more terrifying than he could have imagined. Local authorities are quick to label the attacks the work of a grizzly bear, but Joe knows otherwise. The cuts on the moose and the cattle were too clean, too precise, to have been made by jagged teeth. Are the animals only practice for a killer about to move on to another, more challenging prey?" <P>Soon afterward, Joe's worst fears are confirmed. The bodies of two men are found within hours of each other, in separate locations, their wounds eerily similar to those found on the moose and cattle. There's a vicious killer, a modern-day Jack the Ripper, on the loose in Saddlestring - and it appears his rampage is just beginning.
No one gets away. At a remote trading post, Fargo almost falls victim to a lethal trap that has already claimed too many. <P><P>The only survivor is little Jessie Cavanaugh--and she herself was promised a fate worse than death at the hands of the savage Blackjack Tar. The Trailsman knows what he has to do: track down the killers responsible...and give them a hot lead farewell.
In this 15th Redwall adventure, the brave squirrelmaid Triss plans a daring escape from the enslavement of the evil ferret King Agarnu and his daughter Princess Kurda.
When a man goes on a bloody rampage across Utah Territory using Skye Fargo's identity, the Trailsman has to hunt down the lethal lookalike before his own face ends up on a poster marked Wanted: Dead or Alive...
Taking a balanced, objective approach, the book depicts a broad spectrum of altered states, from the sublime to the terrifying.<P><P> Included are fifty narratives about unforgettable psychedelic experiences from an international array of subjects representing all walks of life.
It's Halloween in Weatherford, Texas--which means Phyllis Newsom is baking up a storm of yummy seasonal treats...but she's about to get even busier unmasking a killer. <P><P> While Phyllis and her friend Carolyn are preparing for a baking contest, her housemate Sam adopts Buck, an adorable Dalmatian who was hit by a car. To thank local veterinarian Hank Baxter for helping the dog, Phyllis and Carolyn bake a batch of doggie treats for his other four-legged patients. <P> But when they arrive at the clinic, the vet is in the process of being arrested--for the murder of his wife! Convinced that the police are barking up the wrong tree and that someone's been burying evidence, Sam begs Phyllis to help find the real killer. Joined by Buck, the friends engage in a dogged pursuit of the murderer, who will stop at nothing to muzzle them...permanently.
When Trixa learns of a powerful artifact known as the Light of Life, she knows she's hit the jackpot. Both sides--angel and demon--would give anything for it. But first she has to find it. <P><P>And as Heaven and Hell ready for an apocalyptic throwdown, Trixa must decide where her true loyalty lies, and what she's ready to fight for. Because in her world, if you line up on the wrong side, you pay with more than your life...
According to Robyn Waters, it's a myth that trends can only be spotted early by überhip Bohemian types who are ever so much cooler than everyone else. She ought to know.<P><P> As Target's former VP of Trend, Design, and Product Development, Waters helped a dowdy regional discount chain become a national fashion destination. Today she consults for many different companies to help them stay ahead of the curve.The Trendmaster's Guide features her favorite tips and examples for understanding and anticipating trends. Every letter from A to Z offers an insight to help readers navigate the unknown and prepare for whatever their costomers want next. It's a quick read that packs a lot of insight between "A is for antennae" and "Z is for Zen." Anyone can use the tools in The Trendmaster's Guide to become more aware of the world around them. <P>Even if you weren't born with a trendspotting bone in your body, you don't have to be a follower forever. No one these days can afford to just be catching on when others are already moving on. Waters stresses that recognizing and reacting to trends is a learned skill, and it can be acquired without spending time in the streets of Milan or the high schools of Orange County. If you've ever witnessed a trend unfolding and said to yourself, "I should have seen this coming," there's hope. You too can become a trendmaster.
For over four decades, world-renowned diver and treasure hunter Captain Robert MacKinnon has reclaimed sunken caches from the dangerous shallow waters along Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast. <P><P>Known as the Death Coast for its treacherous reefs and violent currents, the rocky bottom is layered with shipwrecks and untold riches. In short, a treasure hunter's paradise. The shipwrecks in these rough waters can be piled three deep, and some date back to the 1700s. Braving powerful currents, deadly storms, and jagged reefs, Captain MacKinnon and his diving teams strap on their gear and zip up their wet suits to plunge into frigid waters in their search for gold and silver coins, bullion, and historical artifacts. In Treasure Hunter, Robert MacKinnon recounts the risks and challenges--both nautical and legal--in exploring shipwrecks dating back to the War of 1812 and before the Revolutionary War. <P>As he salvages the secrets of the sea, MacKinnon vividly captures the excitement of discovery and conveys his passion for preservation in the still-developing field of underwater archeology. A compelling chronicle of modern-day adventure, Treasure Hunter is a fascinating voyage into an amazing undersea world.
From New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick comes an emotionally rich, inspiring new novel about family, second chances--and the connections that bring women together in hope and healing. . .Years of long workdays and little sleep as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey's boss is entering the White House. But when her estranged older sister, Alice, unexpectedly dies, Lucy is drawn back to Nilson's Bay, her small, close-knit, Wisconsin hometown. An accident in her teens left Alice mentally impaired, and she was content to stay in Nilson's Bay. Lucy, meanwhile, got out and never looked back. But now, to meet the terms of Alice's eccentric will, Lucy has taken up temporary residence in her sister's cottage--and begins to see the town, and Alice's life, anew. Alice's diverse group of friends appears to have little in common besides an interest in quilting. Yet deep affection for Alice united them and soon Lucy, too, is brought into the fold as they share problems and stories. And as she finds warmth and support in this new circle, Lucy begins to understand this will be her sister's enduring gift--a chance to move beyond her difficult past, and find what she has long been missing. . .
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In this volume leading experts from different disciplines and diverse geographic regions discuss fundamental, often controversial topics in the field of tourism studies. The book attempts to understand, identify and analyse some of the perennial problems and challenges encountered by tourism researchers. The debates include topics such as the concept of the 'tourist', the long-term sustainability of tourism development, the growth of volunteer tourism and the vulnerability of tourism. Bringing together the collective wisdom of 37 renowned tourism scholars in a unique format, this is an important text for undergraduate and postgraduate students, tourism researchers and industry professionals.
In this volume tourism experts collectively discuss and debate some intriguing questions that the tourism industry poses, such as the relevance of mass tourism, the dilemma of authenticity, whether small tourism is beautiful, whether volunteer tourism is benign, whether tourism contributes to climate change, as well as many others. The book brings together the expertise of 35 renowned international scholars of tourism to examine these perplexing issues. Multidisciplinary in its content, it touches upon anthropology, sociology, geography, climatology, biosciences, and planning and development aspects of tourism. The book provides a dialogue for an academic discussion which challenges research conservatism and stereotypes in tourism studies. It will encourage scholars to test the consistency of critical notions whose heuristic value is often taken for granted. The book will benefit graduates, research scholars and those involved in organizing the industry sustainably.
This book examines how discourse analysts could best disseminate their research findings in real world settings. Each chapter presents a study of spoken or written discourse with authors putting forward a plan for how to engage professional practice in their work, using this volume's Framework for Application. Techniques used include Conversation Analysis in combination with other methods, Genre Analysis in combination with other methods, and Critical Discourse Analysis. Contributions are loosely grouped by setting and include the following: workplace and business settings; education settings; private and public settings; and government and media settings. The volume aims to link the end of research and the onset of praxis by helping analysts to move forward with ideas for dissemination, collaboration and even intervention. The book will be of interest to all researchers conducting discourse analysis in professional settings.
This volume investigates cultural migrants: people who, from their own free will, move to another country because of their interest in the target language and culture. Chapters include studies on cultural migrants acquiring French, Italian, Spanish and English and consider linguistic, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic aspects of language acquisition. Cultural migrants have social and psychological advantages when acquiring a second language as adults, and the study of their linguistic knowledge and production increases our understanding of the possibilities and limits of L2 ultimate attainment. The work thus fills a gap in our understanding of high-level proficiency and will be of interest to researchers working in the field of SLA, as well as to social scientists studying the relationship between language, culture and integration.
This book examines how young people at a martial arts club in an urban setting participate and interact in a recreational social community. The author relates analyses of their interactions to discussions of relevance to the sociology of sports, anthropology and education, ultimately providing an analytically nuanced contribution to the study of contemporary sociolinguistic processes and identity practices. The author explores how the young participants negotiate their place in the social order, create and maintain friendship groups and relate to different social categories using the ecological descriptions provided by linguistic ethnography. The book will appeal to researchers of discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, sport sociology, extra-curricular education and anthropology.
This book examines medium-sized linguistic communities in urban contexts against the backdrop of the language policies which have been implemented in these respective areas. The authors provide new data and reflections on these linguistic communities which have languages somewhere in between the majority and minority, and re-evaluate the opposition between 'majority' and 'minority'. The book focuses on seven European cities, providing detailed information on their current situation and on the corresponding evolution of their linguistic repertoire. The book aims to improve our understanding of how and why languages live and decay, and of how intercultural cities, where communities show interest in each other's culture and language, can be better developed and encouraged.
Novice and experienced educators who have considered moving some or all of their language courses online will find this text an invaluable starting point and resource throughout the process. In non-technical prose with emphasis throughout on excellence in pedagogical practice, the text takes both the new and experienced language instructor through the nuts and bolts of online teaching practices and uses multiple examples of online instructional conversations to illustrate these practices. Teaching in asynchronous written, asynchronous aural, synchronous written, synchronous aural and combinations of these environments are discussed and exemplary practices provided for each. An excellent place to both begin and augment language teaching online.
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