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Deep Blue

Author : Tom Morrisey
ISBN : 9780310244073
Genre : Fiction
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A suspense-filled search for hidden treasure---and hidden truths.While University of Michigan graduate student Jennifer Cassidy is researching the family history of Cecilia Sinclair, a long-deceased Southern expatriate, she discovers that something of great value is hidden in a spring near the family plantation in Florida. Jennifer contacts Beck Easton, a cave diver and former Marine, to help her. When Beck finds a map, it sets off a race for gold, and both pro- and anti-Cuban groups follow Jennifer and Beck as they travel from Florida to the Bahamas to Lake Huron, tracking clues that pre-date the Civil War. After nearly losing her life, Jennifer is confronted with the meaning of Matthew 6:19-21, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven ... For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." And she realizes that she will have to make a decision---will she pursue gold and glory or God?
Category: Fiction

Wordcraft

Author : Alex Frankel
ISBN : 1400054338
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Five little words: BlackBerry, Accenture, Viagra, Cayenne, e-business. Two of the words are appropriated (BlackBerry and Cayenne); two are completely made up (Viagra and Accenture); and one (e-business) is a composite word made of a word and a letter that already exist. . . .These five words are the characters in this book." Words shape and move the modern marketplace; they are at once ubiquitous and invisible. But where do words such as Saturn, PowerBook, and Tylenol originate? How did we come to "xerox" our paperwork and "have a cup of Starbucks"? Which names work, and why? For journalist Alex Frankel, what began as an exercise in curiosity--tracing the evolution of a handful of the most successful brand names from the marketplace to their places of origin--resulted in a year-long journey in which he gained access to a previously undiscovered world of forward-thinking creatives: professional namers, the unique group of marketers responsible for inventing words that ultimately become a part of our everyday vocabularies. Wordcraft is Frankel's in-depth look at how companies name themselves and their products and, in the process of defining their business through words and language, develop narratives that define the way they present themselves to the outside world. His lively, fly-on-the-wall narrative takes us into the conference rooms of Lexicon, the world's largest professional naming firm, where we see how the highly successful email pager known as the BlackBerry got its name. We travel to Germany to learn how Porsche approached the naming of its controversial SUV, a car that challenged the company's famously sporty image. The creative team behind Viagra explains how they took a completely fabricated word and turned it into a powerful idea. We witness how IBM assumed ownership of the word and story of "e-business" and in so doing turned around its corporate mindset and returned to a dominant industry position. The book is filled with stories about how things get their names, but it's not just tales of business meetings and product launches. We meet the characters who populate the naming world, "information age neologists" like freelance namer Andrea Michaels, who plays professional Scrabble and competes on TV game shows when not brainstorming for corporate clients. And we learn about the civic unrest that erupted in Denver when the naming rights for Mile High Stadium were sold. Frankel laces his narrative with cultural and historical references and quotations from thinkers as diverse as Marianne Moore and Lawrence Lessig, all of which add a layer of richness and depth to this book's multithreaded and engaging stories. For anyone intrigued by the power of words and ideas in today's marketplace, Wordcraft is a captivating tour of a fascinating world. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Business & Economics

Foreign And Domestic

Author : Anthony J. Tata
ISBN : 9780786035410
Genre : Fiction
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“ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC...PULSE-POUNDING.” --Brad Thor #1 New York Times bestselling author One year ago, Captain Jake Mahegan led a Delta Force team into Afghanistan to capture an American traitor working for the Taliban. The mission ended in tragedy. The team was infiltrated and decimated by a bomb. An enemy prisoner was killed. Mahegan was dismissed from service—dishonored forever. Now, haunted by the incident, Mahegan is determined to clear his name. The military wants him to stand down. But when the American Taliban returns to domestic soil—headed by the traitor who ruined his life—Mahegan is the only man who knows how to stop him. Outside the law. Under the radar. Out for vengeance... “I thoroughly enjoyed it...well done! Thank you...for Foreign and Domestic.” --President George Bush “Thrilling read!”--Former Texas Governor Rick Perry Brigadier General Tata donates a portion of his earnings to the USO Metro DC, the North Carolina Heroes Fund, and the Michael Murphy Foundation.
Category: Fiction

California

Author : Andrew Rolle
ISBN : 9781118701140
Genre : History
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The eighth edition of California: A History covers the entire scope of the history of the Golden State, from before first contact with Europeans through the present; an accessible and compelling narrative that comprises the stories of the many diverse peoples who have called, and currently do call, California home. Explores the latest developments relating to California’s immigration, energy, environment, and transportation concerns Features concise chapters and a narrative approach along with numerous maps, photographs, and new graphic features to facilitate student comprehension Offers illuminating insights into the significant events and people that shaped the lengthy and complex history of a state that has become synonymous with the American dream Includes discussion of recent – and uniquely Californian – social trends connecting Hollywood, social media, and Silicon Valley – and most recently "Silicon Beach"
Category: History

Stalking The Black Swan

Author : Kenneth A. Posner
ISBN : 0231521677
Genre : Business & Economics
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Kenneth A. Posner spent close to two decades as a Wall Street analyst, tracking the so-called "specialty finance" sector, which included controversial companies such as Countrywide, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CIT, and MasterCard many of which were caught in the subprime mortgage and capital markets crisis of 2007. While extreme volatility is nothing new in finance, the recent downturn caught many off guard, indicating that the traditional approach to decision making had let them down. Introducing a new framework for handling and evaluating extreme risk, Posner draws on years of experience to show how decision makers can best cope with the "Black Swans" of our time. Posner's shrewd assessment combines the classic fundamental research approach of Benjamin Graham and David Dodd with more recent developments in cognitive science, computational theory, and quantitative finance. He outlines a probabilistic approach to decision making that involves forecasting across a range of scenarios, and he explains how to balance confidence, react accurately to fast-breaking information, overcome information overload, zero in on the critical issues, penetrate the information asymmetry shielding corporate executives, and integrate the power of human intuition with sophisticated analytics. Emphasizing the computational resources we already have at our disposal our computers and our minds Posner offers a new track to decision making for analysts, investors, traders, corporate executives, risk managers, regulators, policymakers, journalists, and anyone who faces a world of extreme volatility.
Category: Business & Economics

Preservation

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ISBN : UVA:X006024342
Genre : Historic buildings
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The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
ISBN : NWU:35556027999168
Genre : Literature
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Category: Literature

The Maritime Advocate

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ISBN : UVA:35007005499318
Genre : Arbitration and award
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Book Review Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015078261917
Genre : Bibliography
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Congo

Author : Andrew Jampoler
ISBN : 9781612512709
Genre : History
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Lauded for his ability to tell compelling, true adventure stories, award-winning author Andrew C.A. Jampoler has turned his attention this time to a young American naval officer on a mission up the Congo River in May 1885. Lt. Emory Taunt was ordered to explore as much of the river as possible and report on opportunities for Americans in the potentially rich African marketplace. A little more than five years later, Taunt, 39, was buried near the place he had first come ashore in Africa. His personal demons and the Congo’s lethal fevers had killed him. In 2011, to better understand what happened, Jampoler retraced Taunt’s expedition in an outboard motorboat. Striking photographs from the author’s trip are included to lend a visual dimension to the original journey. Readers join Taunt in his exploration of some 1400 miles of river and follow him on two additional assignments. A commercial venture to collect elephant ivory in the river’s great basin and an appointment as the U.S. State Department’s first resident diplomat in Boma, capital of King Leopold II’s Congo Free State, are filled with promise. But instead of becoming rich and famous, he died alone, bankrupt, and disgraced. Jampoler’s account of what went so dreadfully wrong is both thrilling and tragic. He provides not only a fascinating look at Taunt’s brief and extraordinary life, but also a glimpse of the role the United States played in the birth of the Congo nation, and the increasingly awkward position Washington found itself as stories of atrocities against the natives began to leak out.
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The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

Author : Pat Richards
ISBN : 9781493105670
Genre : Fiction
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A fortune in Palmer River gold disappeared on the Great Barrier Reef during a cyclone over a century ago. Vietnam veteran, Scott, operating big-fi sh charters out of Port Douglas in Far North Queensland with friend and fellow vet Ben, has researched the history of the treasure for years. After finding a clue to its whereabouts, their search leads to the Ribbon Reefs where they fi nd the wreck of an old warplane hiding a gruesome secret about a powerful politician. The innocent discovery almost costs them their lives. Meanwhile, the local drug baron is insisting on a favour in return for financing their boat. Fashion executive Michelle comes to their rescue, but is there more to her offer than appears on the surface? As if their local enemies were not enough trouble, they stumble onto an ancient secret that the Chinese government wants to remain hidden forever.
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Black Man Under The Deep Blue Sea

Author : Tony Wells
ISBN : 9781424174225
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After moving from small-town USA to Hawaii at the tender age of 14, SCUBA diving introduced Tony to a fascinating new world of thrills and adventure that would shape the course of his life forever. He never let the fact that he was the only black kid involved deter him in his quest to explore the underwater world. This autobiography describes the exciting, true, and oftentimes humorous story of how he overcame being the product of a broken family, stereotyping, numerous challenges, several close calls, and countless other eye-opening events to become the only black American commercial deep sea diver to work in the demanding offshore oilfields in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa in the a80s and a90s, where, at the slightest mistake, the rich oil companies were ready to send a diver packing his bags and heading back to shore, never to be hired again.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sport Diver

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ISBN : UCSD:31822009707985
Genre : Deep diving
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Category: Deep diving

Treasure Ship

Author : Dennis M. Powers
ISBN : 9780806535296
Genre : History
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Praise for Dennis M. Powers and Treasure Ship "In recounting the disastrous sinking and miraculous recovery of the "S.S. Brother Jonathan, " Dennis M. Powers shows his prodigious research abilities. Every time you think this story couldn't possibly take another strange turn, Powers proves that it can, and he does so in highly entertaining fashion." --Alison Frankel, author of "Double Eagle: The Epic Story of the World's Most Valuable Coin" "A remarkable piece of nautical literature. Well researched in every detail, Treasure Ship captures the intrigue of one of the most storied ship disasters on the American West Coast." --Jim Gibbs, author of "Pacific Graveyard " "Powers captures the era beautifully. "Treasure Ship" is a thoroughly engaging read. . . . a fine companion work to "Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea."" --Kevin F. McMurray, author of "Deep Descent, Dark Descent " "Powers weaves his extensive research about a shipwreck in 1865 into a fascinating tale whose intrigue continues for 150 years." --Judith A. Howard, author of "Category 5: The Story of Camille" "Dennis Powers brings history to life, as he relates with compelling drama this classic nautical adventure, the true story of a ship's sinking that is as fascinating as the story of the "Titanic."" --David Flohr, Director and Treasurer, Deep Sea Research, Inc. "The author recounts the last voyage of the "S.S. Brother Jonathan, " long shrouded in mystery, with accuracy and skill." --William Kooiman, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park "I could not put it down! An engrossing and detailed account of a human tragedy, the near miraculous discovery of sunken treasure, and the long legal battle that followed." --Fletcher Alford, Esq., Partner in Gordon & Rees LLP, attorney for Deep Sea Research, Inc. Caught in tumultuous seas off the coast of northern California in 1865, the 220-foot sidewheeler S.S. "Brother Jonathan" skidded down the face of a massive wave and slammed into an uncharted reef. Her nine-story mast crashed through the bottom of the ship and within forty-five minutes she went under, taking with her 225 souls and millions of dollars' worth of newly minted gold bars and coins. Only 19 people in a battered lifeboat made it to shore, and over the next several weeks, bodies and pieces of the ship washed up along a 125-mile stretch of the coast. For more than a hundred years the ship's treasure would remain one of the Pacific's great secrets. Countless expeditions searched for the ship and her treasure. However, storms in the area are notoriously unpredictable, and the seas are so treacherous that a 160-foot wave once blew out the top windows of the lighthouse that was erected after the tragedy. In 1942, following a monstrous storm, whiskey kegs from the ship washed ashore, yet her final resting place remained a mystery--until 1993. Based on ten years of exhaustive research into previously untapped sources, "Treasure Ship" tells the harrowing tale of the last voyage of the "Brother Jonathan" and her passengers, which included prospectors, dignitaries, card sharks, young families and even a notorious madam with seven of her "soiled doves." The final moments as the ship went down were filled with acts of steadfast courage and quiet dignity, and just weeks later expeditions began to hunt for the ship and her golden cargo. "Treasure Ship" chronicles the epic quest of the Deep Sea Research team, whose unique thinking and application of technology led them to the ship's ultimate resting place. They brought up well over one thousand gold coins and a lot of trouble, as descendants of the passengers, shippers, the state of California, and the salvors themselves vied for ownership of the treasure. The dispute raged all the way to the Supreme Court, where a crucial precedent was s
Category: History

Library Journal

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ISBN : IND:30000008596755
Genre : Libraries
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The Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015082964613
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

The Sea Wolf

Author : Jack London
ISBN : OSU:32435068869619
Genre : Fiction
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A young art critic is forced to endure the wrath of Wolf Larsen, captain of the sealing-schooner that rescues him after a shipwreck.
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Fatal Treasure

Author : Jedwin Smith
ISBN : 9780471158943
Genre : History
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Recounts the true story of Mel Fisher and a team of divers who search for the lost treasures of the Spanish ship Atocha which sank in 1622 off the coast of Florida.
Category: History