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Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing

by Richard Hugo

Richard Hugo was that rare phenomenon of American letters -- a distinguished poet who was also an inspiring teacher. The Triggering Town is Hugo's now-classic collection of lectures, essays, and reflections, all "directed toward helping with that silly, absurd, maddening, futile, enormously rewarding activity: writing poems." Anyone, from the beginning poet to the mature writer to the lover of literature, will benefit greatly from Hugo's playful, profound insights and advice concerning the mysteries of literary creation.


by Robert J. Sawyer

On the eve of a secret military operation, an assassin's bullet strikes President Seth Jerrison. He is rushed to the hospital, where surgeons struggle to save his life--and where Professor Ranjip Singh is experimenting with a device that can erase traumatic memories. Then a terrorist bomb detonates. In the operating room, the president suffers cardiac arrest. He has a near-death experience--but the memories that flash through Jerrison's mind are not his own. The electromagnetic pulse generated by the bomb amplified and scrambled Professor Singh's equipment, allowing a random group of people to access one another's minds. One of those people can retrieve the President Jerrison's memories--including classified information regarding the upcoming military mission, which, if revealed, could cost countless lives. But the task of determining who has switched memories with whom is a daunting one--particularly when some of the people involved have reason to lie...

The Trigon Rituals

by Angelia Whiting

While her friends flirt with the available men, Alea looks for two men. Single men just don't turn her on. Men only arouse her in the plural form. Erotic sci-fi.

Trigonometric Delights

by Eli Maor

Trigonometry has always been the black sheep of mathematics. It has a reputation as a dry and difficult subject, a glorified form of geometry complicated by tedious computation. In this book, Eli Maor draws on his remarkable talents as a guide to the world of numbers to dispel that view. Rejecting the usual arid descriptions of sine, cosine, and their trigonometric relatives, he brings the subject to life in a compelling blend of history, biography, and mathematics. He presents both a survey of the main elements of trigonometry and a unique account of its vital contribution to science and social development. Woven together in a tapestry of entertaining stories, scientific curiosities, and educational insights, the book more than lives up to the title Trigonometric Delights.Maor, whose previous books have demystified the concept of infinity and the unusual number "e," begins by examining the "proto-trigonometry" of the Egyptian pyramid builders. He shows how Greek astronomers developed the first true trigonometry. He traces the slow emergence of modern, analytical trigonometry, recounting its colorful origins in Renaissance Europe's quest for more accurate artillery, more precise clocks, and more pleasing musical instruments. Along the way, we see trigonometry at work in, for example, the struggle of the famous mapmaker Gerardus Mercator to represent the curved earth on a flat sheet of paper; we see how M. C. Escher used geometric progressions in his art; and we learn how the toy Spirograph uses epicycles and hypocycles.Maor also sketches the lives of some of the intriguing figures who have shaped four thousand years of trigonometric history. We meet, for instance, the Renaissance scholar Regiomontanus, who is rumored to have been poisoned for insulting a colleague, and Maria Agnesi, an eighteenth-century Italian genius who gave up mathematics to work with the poor--but not before she investigated a special curve that, due to mistranslation, bears the unfortunate name "the witch of Agnesi." The book is richly illustrated, including rare prints from the author's own collection. Trigonometric Delights will change forever our view of a once dreaded subject.


by Michael Corral

This book covers elementary trigonometry. It is suitable for a one-semester course at the college level, though it could also be used in high schools. The prerequisites are high school algebra and geometry. This book basically consists of my lecture notes from teaching trigonometry at Schoolcraft College over several years, expanded with some exercises. There are exercises at the end of each section. I have tried to include some more challenging problems, with hints when I felt those were needed. An average student should be able to do most of the exercises. Answers and hints to many of the odd-numbered and some of the even-numbered exercises are provided in Appendix A. This text probably has a more geometric feel to it than most current trigonometry texts. That was, in fact, one of the reasons I wanted to write this book. I think that approaching the subject with too much of an analytic emphasis is a bit confusing to students. It makes much of the material appear unmotivated. This book starts with the "old-fashioned" right triangle approach to the trigonometric functions, which is more intuitive for students to grasp. In my experience, presenting the definitions of the trigonometric functions and then immediately jumping into proving identities is too much of a detour from geometry to analysis for most students. So this book presents material in a very different order than most books today. For example, after starting with the right triangle definitions and some applications, general (oblique) triangles are presented. That seems like a more natural progression of topics, instead of leaving general triangles until the end as is usually the case. The goal of this book is a bit different, too. Instead of taking the (doomed) approach that students have to be shown that trigonometry is "relevant to their everyday lives" (which inevitably comes off as artificial), this book has a different mindset: preparing students to use trigonometry as it is used in other courses. Virtually no students will ever in their "everyday life" figure out the height of a tree with a protractor or determine the angular speed of a Ferris wheel. Students are far more likely to need trigonometry in other courses (e.g. engineering, physics). I think that math instructors have a duty to prepare students for that.

Trigonometry (6th Edition)

by Michael Sullivan

A proven motivator for readers of diverse mathematical backgrounds, this book explores mathematics within the context of real life using understandable, realistic applications consistent with the abilities of any reader. Graphing techniques are emphasized, including a thorough discussion of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and conics. Includes Case Studies; New design that utilizes multiple colors to enhance accessibility; Multiple source applications; Numerous graduated examples and exercises; Discussion, writing, and research problems; Important formulas, theorems, definitions, and objectives; and more. For anyone interested in trigonometry.

Trigonometry For Dummies

by Mary Jane Sterling

A plain-English guide to the basics of trigTrigonometry deals with the relationship between the sides and angles of triangles... mostly right triangles. In practical use, trigonometry is a friend to astronomers who use triangulation to measure the distance between stars. Trig also has applications in fields as broad as financial analysis, music theory, biology, medical imaging, cryptology, game development, and seismology.From sines and cosines to logarithms, conic sections, and polynomials, this friendly guide takes the torture out of trigonometry, explaining basic concepts in plain English and offering lots of easy-to-grasp example problems. It also explains the "why" of trigonometry, using real-world examples that illustrate the value of trigonometry in a variety of careers.Tracks to a typical Trigonometry course at the high school or college levelPacked with example trig problemsFrom the author of Trigonometry Workbook For DummiesTrigonometry For Dummies is for any student who needs an introduction to, or better understanding of, high-school to college-level trigonometry.


by Diana Palmer

Arizona, 1910Dear Diary,It will take more than threats-and one overbearing rancher-to drive me away from my rightful property...When I inherited this isolated land near the Mexican border, I knew running it would be difficult and dangerous-very different from my privileged life in Louisiana, where I was the genteel Miss Trilby Lang. But I certainly didn't expect that my neighbor, Thorn Vance, would be challenging me at every turn. Or that his brusque, ruggedly appealing ways would prove a dangerous temptation that I'm finding harder and harder to resist. Now, with trouble sweeping the territory, I need his help. But how much will I risk putting myself in the hands of a man who's used to getting exactly what he wants?

Trillin on Texas

by Calvin Trillin

"Yes, I do have a Texas connection, but, as we say in the Midwest, where I grew up, not so's you'd know it. " So Calvin Trillin introduces this collection of articles and poems about a place that turns up surprisingly often when he's ostensibly writing about something else. Whether reporting on the American scene for the New Yorker, penning comic verse and political commentary for the Nation, or writing his memoirs, Trillin has bumped into Texas again and again. He insists that "this has not been by design . . . there has simply been a lot going on in Texas. " Astute readers will note, however, that Trillin's family immigrated to the United States through the port of Galveston, and, after reading this book, many will believe that the Lone Star State has somehow imprinted itself in the family's imagination. Trillin on Texas gathers some of Trillin's best writing on subjects near to his heart--politics, true crime, food, and rare books, among them--which also have a Texas connection. Indulging his penchant for making "snide and underhanded jokes about respectable public officials," he offers his signature sardonic take on the Bush dynasty and their tendency toward fractured syntax; a faux, but quite believable, LBJ speech; and wry portraits of assorted Texas county judges, small town sheriffs, and Houston immigration lawyers. Trillin takes us on a mouthwatering pilgrimage to the barbecue joint that Texas Monthly proclaimed the best in Texas and describes scouting for books with Larry McMurtry--who rejects all of his "sleepers. " He tells the stories of two teenagers who dug up half a million dollars in an ice chest on a South Texas ranch and of rare book dealer Johnny Jenkins, who was found floating in the Colorado River with a bullet wound in the back of his head. And he recounts how redneck movie reviewer "Joe Bob Briggs" fueled a war between Dallas's daily newspapers and pays tribute to two courageous Texas women who spoke truth to power--Molly Ivins and Sissy Farenthold. Sure to entertain Texans and other folks alike, Trillin on Texas proves once again that Calvin Trillin is one of America's shrewdest observers and wittiest writers.

Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution

by Richard Fortey

With Trilobite, Richard Fortey, paleontologist and author of the acclaimed Life, offers a marvelously written, smart and compelling, accessible and witty scientific narrative of the most ubiquitous of fossil creatures. Trilobites were shelled animals that lived in the oceans over five hundred million years ago. As bewilderingly diverse then as the beetle is today, they survived in the arctic or the tropics, were spiky or smooth, were large as lobsters or small as fleas. And because they flourished for three hundred million years, they can be used to glimpse a less evolved world of ancient continents and vanished oceans. Erudite and entertaining, this book is a uniquely exuberant homage to a fabulously singular species.

Trilogia Cinquanta ombres

by E. L. James

La trilogia «Cinquanta ombres» de E.L. James és el fenomen editorial de lany. Ja ha venut més de 60 milions dexemplars en tot el mon i del que el Daily News ha dit:«Un èxit per la combinació dhistòria romàntica i joc eròtic dalt voltatge que ha tocat la fibra de moltes dones.»CINQUANTA OMBRES DEN GREYQuan a lestudiant de literatura Anastasia Steele li encarreguen entrevistar lexitós i jove empresari Christian Grey, es queda impressionada al trobar-se amb un home atractiu, seductor i també molt intimidant. La inexperimentada i innocent Ana intenta oblidar-lo, però ben aviat se nadona que el desitja. Quan la parella per fi inicia una apassionada relació, lAna es sorprèn per les peculiars pràctiques eròtiques den Grey, a lhora que descobreix els límits dels seus propis i mes obscurs desitjos...CINQUANTA OMBRES MÉS FOSQUESIntimidada per les peculiars pràctiques eròtiques i els obscurs secrets de latractiu i turmentat empresari Christian Grey, lAna Steele ha trencat la relació amb ell, per començar una nova carrera en una editorial de Seattle.Però el desig per en Christian encara domina cada un dels seus pensaments, i quan en Grey li proposa un nou acord, lAna no shi pot resistir. Reinicien la seva tòrrida i sensual relació, però mentre en Christian lluita contra els seus dimonis, lAna sha denfrontar amb la ira i lenveja de les dones que la van precedir, i també ha de prendre la decisió més important de la seva vida...CINQUANTA OMBRES ALLIBERADESAra, lAna i en Christian ho tenen tot: amor, passió, intimitat, benestar i un món dinfinites possibilitats. Però quan sembla que la força de la seva relació pot superar qualsevol obstacle, la fatalitat, la rancúnia i el destí es conjuren per fer realitat els pitjors temors de lAna...

Trimalchio: An Early Version of The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's Trimalchio, an early and complete version of The Great Gatsby, is like listening to a familiar musical composition played in a different key and with an alternate bridge passage... There is a tradition in Fitzgerald studies that The Great Gatsby became a masterpiece in revision. This judgment is correct. Fitzgerald improved the novel in galleys; The Great Gatsby is a better novel than Trimalchilo. But Trimalchilo is a remarkable achievement, and different enough from Gatsby to merit consideration on its own. Trimalchilois a direct and straightforward narration of the story of Jay Gatsby, NIck Carraway, Jordan Baker, Tom and Daisy Buchanan, and Myrtle and George Wilson. The handling of plot details is sure-handed; the writing is graceful and confident. Trimalchilowill provide readers with new understanding of F. Scott Fitzgerald's working methods, fresh insight into his characters, and renewed appreciation of his genius." From the introduction.

Trinidad Noir

by Jeanne Mason Lisa Allen-Agostini

Trinidad Noir reveals the Caribbean island's darkness and its appeal with an unexpected and gratifying result.Features brand-new stories by Robert Antoni, Elizabeth Nunez, Lawrence Scott, Ramabai Espinet, Shani Mootoo, Kevin Baldeosingh, Vahni Capildeo, Willi Chen, Lisa Allen-Agostini, Keith Jardim, Reena Andrea Manickchand, Tiphanie Yanique, and more.

Trinidad Noir

by Jeanne Mason Lisa Allen-Agostini

Trinidad Noir reveals the Caribbean island's darkness and its appeal with an unexpected and gratifying result.Features brand-new stories by Robert Antoni, Elizabeth Nunez, Lawrence Scott, Ramabai Espinet, Shani Mootoo, Kevin Baldeosingh, Vahni Capildeo, Willi Chen, Lisa Allen-Agostini, Keith Jardim, Reena Andrea Manickchand, Tiphanie Yanique, and more.

Trinidad & Tobago - Culture Smart!

by Tim Ewbank

The twin Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago could hardly be more different. Trinidad is vibrant, cosmopolitan, culturally diverse, and multiethnic, with a population descended from East Indian, African, Spanish, French, Dutch, American, Chinese, Syrian, and English forebears. This potent mix finds full expression in unbridled revelry each February with the celebration of Carnival--a dazzling, open-to-all-comers, mass participation street extravaganza of steel bands, calypso, dance, and the magnificent costumed bands "playing mas" (short for masquerade). Tobago, by contrast, is much quieter, predominantly rural, and a tranquil tropical idyll. Both islands have a history of slavery and indentured labor that, even today, engenders a determination in the people to live life as they choose rather than to order. "Trinis" are by nature friendly, outgoing, and hospitable. They are slow to anger and quick to walk away from confrontation. They have an infectious joie de vivre and a laid-back attitude to time--which foreigners can sometimes find frustrating. Culture Smart! Trinidad and Tobago explores the codes and paradoxes of Trinbagonian life, describing the many and varied traditions, customs, and cultures of its diverse society. It outlines the contrasting histories of the two islands, and opens a window into people's private lives, showing how they interact socially, and their attitudes to people who are "from foreign." It offers practical advice from business tips to how to play mas at Carnival. It aims to make that first trip to the two islands as rewarding as possible by taking you beyond the stereotypes to the real people

Trinity and Reality: An Introduction to the Christian Faith

by Ralph Allan Smith

The Trinity is the heart of the Christian gospel, but Father, Son, and Holy Spirit seldom occupies that position in contemporary discussions of the Christian worldview. This book helps fill the need by unveiling the Trinity at the center of reality. Ralph Smith shows how Trinitarian life shapes covenants, creation, revelation, miracle, kingdom, self, church, and eternity. He compares the Trinity to opposing viewpoints, including secularism and other religions, highlighting the practical implications of Trinitarian and non-Trinitarian views for the individual and society. This book provides basic training for all Christians, especially students, high school and up, who desire to transform the foundations of culture.

Trinity College (College Prowler)

by Rachel Clark Unkovic

No university affiliations. No half-truths. No out-of-touch authors who haven't been in school for decades. A class project turned company, College Prowler produces guidebooks that are written by actual college students and cover the things students really want to know. Unlike other guides that jam everything into a five-pound book and devote only two pages to each college, our single-school guidebooks give students only the schools they want and all the information they need. From academics and diversity to nightlife and sports, we let the students tell it how it is. In addition to editorial reviews and grades for 20 different topics, more than 80 percent of each guide is composed of actual student reviews of their school. Whether readers are looking for "Best and Worst" lists, "Did You Knows?" or traditions, College Prowler guides have it all. Our books are the only place for local slang, urban legends, and tips on the best places to find a date, study, or grab a bite to eat.

Trinity Falls

by Regina Hart

"Rich and satisfying. " --LuAnn McLane, author of Whisper's EdgeEan Fever is burned out by the hectic pace of New York City and his cutthroat law career. Longing for a sense of community, he's returned to his hometown of Trinity Falls, Ohio. Maybe he can even help save the Town Center from greedy developers looking to destroy its small businesses--like Books & Bakery, owned by Megan McCloud. Megan was once an awkward girl next door, but Ean discovers she's grown into a strong-willed, beautiful woman. . . Megan isn't the only strong-willed McCloud. Her cousin, Ramona, is the town mayor. And as usual, Ramona is trying to take away what Megan wants most. As teenagers, that meant Ean. Now Ramona wants to take away her business. But Megan has learned how to fight. And she soon realizes that Ean is ready to fight with her--and for her. Because when Ean finds himself falling for the woman who's adored him all along, he'll have to convince her that he's not leaving again. At least not without her. Praise for Regina Hart's Keeping Score"The writing is clever and funny. " --RT Book Reviews "Hart raises issues such as love, trust, commitment, family, work, marriage and dreams. " --APOOO Book Club

The Trinity: Introduction, Translation and Notes

by Saint Augustine John E. Rotelle Edmund Hill

This book provides the complete works of Saint Augustine in the English language. New translations, introductions and notes are contributed by renowned Augustinian scholars.

Trinity Psalter: Psalms 1-150 (words-only edition)

by Terry Johnson

This is not another translation of The Book of Psalms. It is a hymnbook. The Psalms have been slimmed-down for singing in modern worship services. This small book is used in addition to the regular hymnal.

Trino's Time

by Diane Gonzales Bertrand

With the help of some friends and a Tejano hero that he discovers in history class, thirteen-years old Trino copes with his problems and his world.


by P. F. Kozak Devyn Quinn Jane Ledger

One, two, three. . . countdown to wild fun with supersexy tales of women who get what they want, time after time. . . Hot Pepper P. F. Kozak Pepper Kaufmann is up for anything--and a threesome sounds intriguing. Two gorgeous males, one eager female--what's not to like? And she's got company. Once upon a time, Butch Lorenzo was the love of her life and he's still just as hot. Then there's her best friend Ted Duncan. Time to treat herself to both of the men she's always been closest to. . . No Strings Attached Devyn Quinn Dancer Lara Green stands to make a cool million if she agrees to be the main attraction at Nick Conway's scenic mountain getaway. All expenses paid, her job is simple: fulfill his fantasies and that of his best friend in any way they desire. Easy money, hot sex, and two delicious guys? She says yes. . . Bring It On Jane Ledger Oops. Nancy Roman just ran right into--literally--the hot cop of her sexiest dreams. Is she seeing things? Make that two hot cops. Good thing the accident wasn't her fault, because she'd like to get to know Jack Ginnis and Steve Karan, off duty and after hours. And out of uniform. . . as in big, naked, and buck wild. . .

Trio for Blunt Instruments

by Rex Stout

If Nero Wolfe and his sidekick, Archie, would ever admit to an Achilles' heel-which they wouldn't-it would be a weakness for damsels in distress. In these three charming chillers the duo answer the call of helpless heroines with nothing to lose-except their lives. First a beautiful young Aphrodite comes to Nero looking for a hero-and the answer to the mystery of her father's death....Then an old flame of Archie's reignites with a plan that may corner him into a lifetime commitment-behind bars....And finally a detective's work is never done, as a hot tip leads the team into the sizzling center of a sexy scandal that could leave them cold-dead cold.


by Marlene Van Niekerk

The white, working-class neighborhood of Triomf, a suburb of western Johannesburg erected over the rubble of Sophiatown, from which hundreds of black families were forcibly removed in the 1950s, is the setting for Marlene van Niekerk's internationally acclaimed, multi-layered novel of modern South Africa. Triomf shines a harrowing and vividly colorful, often hilarious, light on the lives and daily routines of a twisted family, illuminating through a wicked wit and sharp eye a crystalline vision of the hypocrisies and hopelessness of a society living under the burden of Apartheid. Mol Benade lives with her family-Treppie, Pop, and son Lambert-in a rotting government house, the only thing they have other than decaying appliances that break as soon as they're fixed, remembrances of a happy past that never really existed, and each other-a Faulknerian bond of intimacy that ranges from sympathetic to cruel, heartfelt to violently incestuous. In the months preceding South Africa's first free election in 1994, a secret will come to light that threatens to disintegrate and alter the bonds between this deranged quartet forever. As lyrical and acutely observed as Nadine Gordimer's The House Gun and as penetrating as J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace, Triomf, with its microcosmic view of South Africa on the brink of change, has been acclaimed as one of the best novels ever written in Afrikaans. It marks the arrival of an author of international stature.

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