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The Patch

Author : John McPhee
ISBN : 9780374717193
Genre : Literary Collections
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An “album quilt,” an artful assortment of nonfiction writings by John McPhee that have not previously appeared in any book The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It is divided into two parts. Part 1, “The Sporting Scene,” consists of pieces on fishing, football, golf, and lacrosse—from fly casting for chain pickerel in fall in New Hampshire to walking the linksland of St. Andrews at an Open Championship. Part 2, called “An Album Quilt,” is a montage of fragments of varying length from pieces done across the years that have never appeared in book form—occasional pieces, memorial pieces, reflections, reminiscences, and short items in various magazines including The New Yorker. They range from a visit to the Hershey chocolate factory to encounters with Oscar Hammerstein, Joan Baez, and Mount Denali. Emphatically, the author’s purpose was not merely to preserve things but to choose passages that might entertain contemporary readers. Starting with 250,000 words, he gradually threw out 75 percent of them, and randomly assembled the remaining fragments into “an album quilt.” Among other things, The Patch is a covert memoir.
Category: Literary Collections

The Patch

Author : Justina Chen Headley
ISBN : 9781580890496
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Instead of the boring, real reason she is wearing an eye patch and glasses, Becca gives her friends at school an imaginative, wild explanation for her new fashion accessory.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Patch

Author : Chris Turner
ISBN : 9781501115103
Genre : Political Science
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Winner of the National Business Book Award Longlisted for the 2018 BC National Nonfiction Award Bestselling author Chris Turner brings readers onto the streets of Fort McMurray, showing the myriad ways the oil sands impact our lives and demanding that we ask the question: To both fuel the world and to save it, what do we do about the Patch? The Patch is the story of Fort McMurray and the oil sands in northern Alberta, the world’s second largest proven reserve of oil. But this is no conventional story about the oil business. Rather, it is a portrait of the world of the Patch, showing just how deeply the oil sands continue to impact the lives of everyone around the world. At its peak, the oil sands represented an industrial triumph and the culmination of a century of innovation, experiment, engineering, policy, and finance. Fort McMurray was a boomtown, the centre of a new gold rush, and the oil sands were reshaping the global energy, political, and financial landscapes. But in recent years, a new narrative has emerged. As the cold, hard, scientific reality of the Patch’s effect on the environment has become clear, the region has turned into a boogeyman and a lightning rod for the global movement combatting climate change. Today, the streets of Fort McMurray remain the front line of a high-stakes collision between two conflicting worldviews—one of industrial triumph and another of environmental stewardship—each backed by major players on the world stage. The Patch is the definitive account of this ongoing conflict. It follows a select group of key characters who live and work in the oil sands. Through an insightful combination of global perspective and on-the-ground action, The Patch shows how the reach of the oil sands extends to all of us. From Fort Mac to the Bakken shale country of North Dakota, from Houston to London, from Saudi Arabia to the shores of Brazil, the whole world is connected in this enterprise. And it demands that we ask the question: In order to both fuel the world and to save it, what do we do about the Patch?
Category: Political Science

The Patch

Author : Justina Chen Headley
ISBN : 9781607341017
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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At first upset about having to wear glasses and an eye patch to correct her lazy eye, five-year-old Becca soon discovers that her new accessories allow her to take on such roles as a ballerina-pirate and a private eye.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Curing The Patch Management Headache

Author : Felicia M. Wetter
ISBN : 9781420031294
Genre : Computers
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A comprehensive security patch management process is one of the fundamental security requirements for any IT-dependent organization. Fully defining this process ensures that patches are deployed in an organized, staged manner, resulting in little or no slowdowns or downtime to network infrastructure. Until now, there were no technical books for companies to use as a starting point for deploying the process. Curing the Patch Management Headache responds to this demand by tying together all aspects of the subject into one easy-to-understand format that is applicable regardless of the operating system, network device, or patch deployment tool. This volume provides CISOs, CIROs, and IT directors and managers with the support and guidance that they need to integrate an effective patch management process into their environments. It emphasizes the importance of patch management and explains why having organizational support for the process drives successful implementation. The book details how patches should be implemented on devices and systems within an infrastructure, and how to distribute them in a timely manner.
Category: Computers

The Big Allotment Challenge The Patch Grow Make Eat

Author : Tessa Evelegh
ISBN : 9781444782790
Genre : Gardening
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Growing your own fruit and vegetables is surprisingly easy whatever the size of your garden or allotment. You don't need to be entirely self-sufficient but there's nothing more satisfying than being able to harvest your own tomatoes snip a few leaves from a salad bed or make strawberry jam from home-grown strawberries. And by planting some easy-to-grow flowering plants it's perfectly possible to have freshly picked cut flowers to decorate your table. Accompanying the BBC2 series Grow Make Eat celebrates our burgeoning interest in knowing where our food comes from and is a practical guide to making your garden a haven of productivity. With essential know-how on everything from soil and compost to pruning and pests the book is aimed at novice gardens. There's an A-Z section on easy-to-grow vegetables fruit herbs and cut flowers; foolproof recipes for transforming your produce into delicious jams jellies chutneys and cordials; and stunningly simple flower arrangements.
Category: Gardening

The Patch

Author : Francis Hauksbee
ISBN : IND:32000006894812
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Patch Testing

Author : S. Fregert
ISBN : 9783642661105
Genre : Medical
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The patch test (epicutaneous test) and photo patch test are used to clarify the etiology and diagnosis of allergic as well as light-potentiated contact der matitis. The patch test must be correlated with historic data and physical ex amination. Contact dermatitis constitutes a significant proportion (5%-15%) of the dis eases at dermatologic clinics. If the results are to be reliable, patch tests should be performed properly and the technique should not be varied in an arbitrary manner. The examiner should adhere strictly to the standard procedure so as to understand its possibilities and its limitations. Interpretation of the actual patch test reactions places high demands on the experience and skill of the examiner and on his knowledge of chemistry and pharmacology. This monograph is concerned only with the patch test method used to demonstrate the existence of contact allergy and light-potentiated contact allergy. It does not describe the "prophetic patch test" ("predictive patch test"), which is used to demonstrate the sensitizing capacity of a substance. The terminology in the text is that recommended by the International Con tact Dermatitis Research Group. (In this book dermatitis = eczema.) 1.2 Historic Development Joseph Jadassohn devised the epicutaneous test. In 1895 he tested a syphilitic patient who developed a cutaneous eruption after treatment with mercury ointment.
Category: Medical