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The Raft

By S. A. Bodeen
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  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Isbn : 1429955473
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Robie is an experienced traveler. She's taken the flight from Honolulu to the Midway Atoll, a group of Pacific islands where her parents live, many times. When she has to get to Midway in a hurry after a visit with her aunt in Hawaii, she gets on the next cargo flight at the last minute. She knows the pilot, but on this flight, there's a new co-pilot named Max. All systems are go until a storm hits during the flight. The only passenger, Robie doesn't panic until the engine suddenly cuts out and Max shouts at her to put on a life jacket. They are over miles of Pacific Ocean. She sees Max struggle with a raft. And then . . . she's in the water. Fighting for her life. Max pulls her onto the raft, and that's when the real terror begins. They have no water. Their only food is a bag of Skittles. There are sharks. There is an island. But there's no sign of help on the way.

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This volume presents select papers presented at the 7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics. The papers discuss advances in the fields of soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering. Some of the themes include seismic design of deep & shallow foundations, soil structure interaction under dynamic loading, marine structures, etc. A strong emphasis is placed on connecting academic research and field practice, with many examples, case studies, best practices, and discussions on performance based design. This volume will be of interest to researchers and practicing engineers alike.

The Long Short

By Michael Lachance
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Skipper Pete Books
  • Isbn : 1370672101
  • Pages : 100
  • Category :
  • Reads : 739
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The plane from Paris slammed into the Atlantic and broke apart. Bill and Martin joined Claire in the tail section where the last raft was anchored to the door with a tether. Claire lugged her Gucci bags into the raft and Martin had his rollaboard clutched tightly in his arms. Bill fought to get the tether untied from the door, but the base of the door was under water. He had to go into the dark depths while thunder and lightning roared overhead. He pulled at the tether and got it untied. The raft shot up and slammed Bill’s head into the metal frame of the door; he felt the gash and shook his head. Adrift, Bill and Claire fought over why Martin was no longer with them. Bill told Claire that it was just the two of them now. Claire asked if that was a threat and Bill happily replied, yes. They found an island and ditched the raft on the beachhead. Claire’s mind was on two things, rescue and to do anything to get away from Bill. Bill’s head injury set his mind adrift in a sea of mystery about pirates and treasure. He looked at Claire and felt anger surge up his throat like lava rising to the top of a volcano where it would spew destruction. Bill and Claire had two different goals; one of them will get to their way at the expense of the other.

The River

By Gary Paulsen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Isbn : 0440229677
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 903
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Book Summary:

The government sends Brian back to the Canadian wilderness in this beloved follow-up to the award-winning classic Hatchet from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen! Two years after Brian Robeson survived fifty-four days alone in the Canadian wilderness, the government wants him to head back so they can learn what he did to stay alive. This time Derek Holtzer, a government psychologist, will accompany him. But a freak storm leaves Derek unconscious. Brian's only hope is to transport Derek a hundred miles down the river to a trading post. He's survived with only a hatchet before--now can Brian build a raft and navigate an unknown river? For the first time it's not only Brian's survival that's at stake. . . An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice A Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year “Vividly written, a book that will, as intended, please the readers who hoped that Paulsen, like Brian, would ‘do it again.’” —Kirkus Reviews Read all the Hatchet Adventures! Brian's Winter The River Brian's Return Brian's Hunt

Running the Amazon

By Joe Kane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307809900
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 696
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Book Summary:

The voyage began in the lunar terrain of the Peruvian Andes, where coca leaf is the only remedy against altitude sickness. It continued down rapids so fierce they could swallow a raft in a split second. It ended six months and 4,200 miles later, where the Amazon runs gently into the Atlantic. Joe Kane's personal account of the first expedition to travel the entirety of the world's longest river is a riveting adventure in the tradition of Joseph Conrad, filled with death-defying encounters: with narco-traffickers and Sendero Luminoso guerrillas and nature at its most unforgiving. Not least of all, Running the Amazon shows a polyglot group of urbanized travelers confronting their wilder selves -- their fear and egotism, selflessness and courage.

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

By Dr. P.N. Modi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rajsons Publications Pvt. Ltd.
  • Isbn : 8189401300
  • Pages : 1003
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 782
  • File Pdf: soil-mechanics-and-foundation-engineering.pdf

Book Summary:

★ABOUT THE BOOK: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (Geo technical Engineering) is a fast developing branch of Civil Engineering and its study is essential for the successful execution and maintenance of several civil engineering works. The subject of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering forms a part of the curriculum for the students of Civil Engineering. A good text book for the subject is therefore necessary to facilitate proper comprehension of the subject by the students. There are several books available on the subject Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, but the author feels that each of the available books is lacking in one respect or the other. As such none of the available books on the subject is complete in all respects. The author has therefore made an earnest attempt to bring out a book on the subject which may be reckoned as a complete text book in all respects. The text of the book has been divided in two Parts. The Part I deals with the Fundamental Principles of Soil Mechanics. The Part II deals with the Earth Retaining Structures and Foundation Engineering. The subject matter has been presented in a simple unambiguous language which is easy to comprehend. The book covers the syllabus of this subject prescribed by the most of the Indian Universities for the undergraduate courses. ★OUTSTANDING FEATURES : The text has been divided into 2 parts:- (i) Fundamental principles of soil mechanics (ii) Earth retaining Structures & Foundation Engg. The text has been supported by-: (i) Illustrative Examples. (ii) Multiple Choice Ques. (Provided in Appendix) (iii) Competitive Examination Ques. Fo -Eng. Services, Indian Civil Service & those preparing for AMIE examinations ★RECOMMENDATIONS: Degree, Diploma and A.I.M.E. (India) Students and Practicing Civil Engineers ★ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. P.N. Modi B.E., M.E., Ph.D Former Professor of Civil Engineering, M.R. Engineering College, (Now M.N.I.T), Jaipur. Formerly Principal, Kautilya Institute of Technology and Engineering, Jaipur ★BOOK DETAILS: ISBN: 978-81-89401-30-6 Pages: 10041+ 18 Edition: 5th,Year-2019 Size: L-24 B- 18.3 H- 4.1 ★PUBLISHED BY: STANDARD BOOK HOUSE Since 1960 Unit of Rajsons Publications Pvt Ltd Regd Office: 4262/3A Ground Floor Ansari Road Daryaganj New Delhi-110002 +91 011 43551185/43551085/43751128/23250212 Retail Office : 1705-A Nai Sarak Delhi-110006 011 23265506 Website: www.standardbookhouse.com A venture of Rajsons Group of Companies

L. Frank Baum's OZ: The Wonderful World of Oz

By L Frank Baum
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Isbn : 1423183002
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 635
  • File Pdf: l-frank-baum-s-oz.pdf

Book Summary:

In L. Frank Baum's original tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, readers will find themselves along a familiar yellow brick road and with their favorite beloved characters. After more than a hundred years since its first publication, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz continues to charm its readers on an adventure of self-discovery filled with excitement, Flying Monkeys, and Wicked Witches. This edition also features an introduction by James Franco, one of the stars of Oz The Great and Powerful.

Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Two Volume Set

By C.W.W. Ng,Y.H. Wang,L.M. Zhang
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1000006662
  • Pages : 1608
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 983
  • File Pdf: physical-modelling-in-geotechnics-two-volume-set.pdf

Book Summary:

An excellent source of reference on the current practice of physical modelling in geotechnics and environmental engineering. Volume One concentrates on physical modelling facilities and experimental techniques, soil characterisation, slopes, dams, liquefaction, ground improvement and reinforcement, offshore foundations and anchors, and pipelines. V

Wild Trek

By Jim Kjelgaard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4066338036872
  • Pages : 132
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 895
  • File Pdf: wild-trek.pdf

Book Summary:

"Wild Trek" by Jim Kjelgaard. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.