The Journal: Cracked Earth

Author: Deborah Moore

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 1618683233

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Allexa Smeth has believed in being prepared ever since she got caught up in a grocery store mob hours before a big snow storm in Detroit. Many years later she’s living a quiet and peaceful life in a remote region of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and still preparing. This serves her well when a horrendous natural disaster rocks the entire country and brings all shipping to a halt, leaving many without food and other necessary supplies. In her small town of Moose Creek, Allexa serves as the little needed emergency manager, but is called on when many start to feel the effects of the food and gas shortage and they don’t know where else to turn. The nearby county seat is overwhelmed and leaves Allexa to handle the problems that arise on her own. With the crisis worsening, power plants begin to divert electricity to the major cities, leaving the town a casualty of the needs of the many outweighing the needs of the few. With this happening at the beginning of winter, the timing couldn’t be worse. The lack of heat pushes the residents to the limits of endurance; some leave for the city to be taken care of, others stay only to die of exposure, starvation or illness. Still others that have stayed survive by working together, only to be attacked by outsiders wanting what little the town has left. As the winter progresses, more and more issues come up for Allexa to deal with, some of a very personal nature. Her son turns to her for help in caring for his autistic child when his wife goes missing. She then learns to prioritize and she learns she can’t save everyone.

The Journal

Cracked Earth, Ash Fall, Crimson Skies

Author: Deborah D. Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1618686321

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 8507

An omnibus edition of the first three books in Deborah Moore’s The Journal series. After a major crisis rocks the nation, all supply lines are shut down. In the remote Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the small town of Moose Creek and its residents are devastated when they lose power in the middle of a brutal winter, and must struggle alone with one calamity after another. The Journal series take the reader head first into the fury that only Mother Nature can dish out.

Cracked, Not Broken

Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt

Author: Kevin Hines

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442222417

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 3328

This work is about the art of living mentally well. Told through the first-hand experience of mental health advocate, activist and speaker Kevin Hines (who has bipolar disorder), the story is an honest account of the struggle to live mentally well, and teach others how to do the same. It educates the public about mental illness and helps anyone reading find hope in any situation.

Global Warming and Political Intimidation

How Politicians Cracked Down on Scientists as the Earth Heated Up

Author: Raymond S. Bradley

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558498699

Category: Nature

Page: 167

View: 7787

In this powerful book, highly respected climate scientist Raymond Bradley provides the inside story from the front lines of the global warming debate. He describes the tactics those in power have used to intimidate him and his colleagues.

Heaven Cracks, Earth Shakes

The Tangshan Earthquake and the Death of Mao's China

Author: James Palmer

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465023495

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 7163

When an earthquake of historic magnitude leveled the industrial city of Tangshan in the summer of 1976, killing more than a half-million people, China was already gripped by widespread social unrest. As Mao lay on his deathbed, the public mourned the death of popular premier Zhou Enlai. Anger toward the powerful Communist Party officials in the Gang of Four, which had tried to suppress grieving for Zhou, was already potent; when the government failed to respond swiftly to the Tangshan disaster, popular resistance to the Cultural Revolution reached a boiling point. In Heaven Cracks, Earth Shakes, acclaimed historian James Palmer tells the startling story of the most tumultuous year in modern Chinese history, when Mao perished, a city crumbled, and a new China was born.

The Reef Roamer

Author: Deborah D Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680587210

Category:

Page: 256

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Memories of a vibrant coral reef and crystal blue waters still haunt Jayme Haller... Jayme lost her husband while scuba diving on vacation in the Bahamas. She tried desperately to save him after a shark attack on the reef, but the ride back to the mainland was too long. Despite her frantic pleas to try anything to save him, the doctor at the emergency room pronounced him dead upon arrival. A job at a blossoming travel agency offers Jayme the time to heal and get her life back... Dubbed the Reef Roamer, Jayme explores the Caribbean creating detailed travel videos. The underwater adventures work as a type of therapy, that is until Jayme's latest assignment sends her back to the reef where her beloved husband died. Determined to put her past fully behind her, Jayme accepts the challenge. Dr. Mark Steele has his own demons, and they're in the form of a green-eyed woman who blames him for her husband's death... Mark never imagined the beautiful widow who plagued his dreams for years would show back up at his hospital injured while exploring the same reef that claimed the life of her husband. Mark knows this is his chance to finally make it right. When Mark's efforts to heal her wounds turns into a desire to heal her heart, things get complicated. Jayme isn't ready to forgive Mark yet, and with the deadline of her assignment approaching, he only has one week to change her mind...

A Crack in the Edge of the World

America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062277456

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 7736

Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the legendary earthquake and fires that spread horror across San Francisco and northern California in 1906 as well as its startling impact on American history and, just as important, what science has recently revealed about the fascinating subterranean processes that produced it—and almost certainly will cause it to strike again.

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

Author: Carolyn Mackler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681198002

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5211

A Michael L. Printz Honor Book * An ALA Best Book for Young Adults * A YALSA Teens' Top Ten Book * An NYPL Book for the Teen Age Carolyn Mackler's Printz Honor book--starring the unforgettably funny, body-conscious Virginia Shreves--returns in this 15th anniversary edition featuring text updates and never-before-seen material from the author. Fifteen-year-old Virginia feels like a plus-sized black sheep in her family, especially next to her perfect big brother Byron. Not to mention her best friend has moved, leaving Virginia to navigate an awkward relationship with a boy alone. He might like her now . . . but she has her doubts about how he'll react if he ever looks under all her layers of clothes. In order to survive, Virginia decides to follow a "Fat Girl Code of Conduct,†? which works, until the unthinkable causes her family's façade to crumble. As her world spins out of orbit, she realizes that being true to herself might be the only way back. Told in a perfect blend of humor and heart, this acclaimed Printz Honor winner resonates as much today as it did when it first published, and now features a new author foreword, text updates, and other bonus content.

Mother Earth's Counting Book

Author: Andrew Clements

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780887081385

Category: Counting

Page: 44

View: 1273

In an imaginatively illustrated counting book, Mother Earth teaches children how to count using plants, animals, lakes, oceans, an continents.

The Journal

Author: South Australia. Department of Agriculture

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Cracked

Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good

Author: James Davies

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848315570

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 7889

Why is psychiatry such big business? Why are so many psychiatric drugs prescribed – 47 million antidepressant prescriptions in the UK alone last year – and why, without solid scientific justification, has the number of mental disorders risen from 106 in 1952 to 374 today? The everyday sufferings and setbacks of life are now ‘medicalised’ into illnesses that require treatment – usually with highly profitable drugs. Psychological therapist James Davies uses his insider knowledge to illustrate for a general readership how psychiatry has put riches and medical status above patients’ well-being. The charge sheet is damning: negative drug trials routinely buried; antidepressants that work no better than placebos; research regularly manipulated to produce positive results; doctors, seduced by huge pharmaceutical rewards, creating more disorders and prescribing more pills; and ethical, scientific and treatment flaws unscrupulously concealed by mass-marketing. Cracked reveals for the first time the true human cost of an industry that, in the name of helping others, has actually been helping itself.