Unusual Punishment details the explosive story of failed reform at one Washington State penitentiary as well as the complex, challenging, and painful path back from chaos.
A fascinating personal memoir of underwater combat in World War II, told by a man who played a major role in those dangerous operations. Frank and beautifully written, this book will be of lasting value as a submarine history by an expert and as an enduring military and political analysis.
For those who are in any way interested in the depths of human morality, the Wests represent some of the most depraved and sadistic murderers ever to have lived. Not only did they prey on unsuspecting young girls, but their attentions were even turned toward their own daughters. In a case involving kidnap, rape, and murder, Fred and Rose went beyond the realms of what many of us consider possible as people.
"True Crime: not one for the faint hearted"
It's never been easier to find success and happiness in a career that offers endless growth potential and tons of fun: Pet photography is the answer you've been looking for! Who wouldn't want the artistic freedom of photography and the heartwarming fun of working with everyone's best friends, their pets? Now imagine that as your everyday career! How To Start a Pet Photography Business is your guide to cashing in, doing what you love, and having a blast!
"Excellent Info on Starting A Pet Photog Business"
Woodrow Derenberger, the author of the book, claimed to have had a series of strange adventures beginning on November 2nd, 1966. While driving home from Parkersburg, West Virginia, to his suburban home in Mineral Wells, he suddenly found the highway blocked by a large gray object. Someone emerged from the object and walked to the passenger side window of his car. The man introduced himself as "a searcher", and offered words of comfort to Derenberger.
Woodrow Derenberger, the author of the book, claimed to have had a series of strange adventures beginning on November 2, 1966. While driving home from Parkersburg, West Virginia, to his suburban home in Mineral Wells, he suddenly found the highway blocked by a large, gray object. Someone emerged from the object and walked to the passenger side window of his car. The man introduced himself as "a searcher" and offered words of comfort to Derenberger.
Paul John Knowles, nicknamed the Casanova Killer, went on a four-month killing spree in 1974. He still remains one of the lesser known serial killers of his generation. Learn all about this psychopath who wanted fame before his life ended.
"This really happened!"
On the evening of December 3rd, 1957, seven-year-old Maria Ridulph and her eight-year-old friend, Kathy Sigman, were playing in the new fallen snow on a street corner in the sleepy town of Sycamore, Illinois. A stranger approached the girls, introduced himself as "Johnny" and offered them piggyback rides. When Kathy Sigman ran home to get her mittens, she left Maria and Johnny behind on the street corner. Little did she know that she would be the last person to see Maria Ridulph alive.
Intelligence and Surprise Attack examines why surprise attacks often succeed even though, in most cases, warnings are available beforehand. Erik J. Dahl challenges the conventional wisdom about intelligence failure, which holds that attacks succeed because important warnings get lost amid noise or because intelligence officials lack the imagination and collaboration to connect the dots of available information.
"Amazing Book, Awful Narration"
Simple, workable solutions for anyone who’s serious about solving their sleep problems!
"Good information, good narration"
Caught in the tidal wave of the housing crisis, and feeling the impact first-hand, a young man sets out on a mission to be a beacon of hope for America. Once a US Coast Guard, this man knows what it means to pull people from the dark depths whether it be figurative or literal.
"Saving the American Dream One Day At a Time"
This book revisits some simple scientific research data which could be considered as the equivalent to Chicken Little's alarm call that the sky is falling. Based on materials widely distributed in the press, the author examines how the superstitions gain a place in the scientific research work, debunking some of them with simple arguments that can be taken from most high school manuals.
"Good material, great narration."
Job shadowing is a process where you spend some time with a professional in your career field of interest, with the sole aim of being able to learn and explore career opportunities. How do you do this? How do you get job shadowing opportunities? How do you get the most from the experience? When you job shadow, you get the best chance to see the reality of being on that job.
"For job hunters"
Turtle shells didn’t get their start as natural armor, it seems. The reptiles’ ancestors might have evolved partial shells for burrowing instead, new research suggests. Only later did the hard body covering become useful for protection. The findings might help explain how turtle ancestors survived the extinction of most of Earth’s plants and animals about 252 million years ago.
When mice have a stroke, their gut reaction can amp up brain damage. A series of new experiments reveals a surprising back-and-forth between the brain and the gut in the aftermath of a stroke. In mice, this dickering includes changes to the gut microbial population that ultimately lead to even more inflammation in the brain.
The cradle of agricultural civilization was culturally diverse. Two societies lived side-by-side 10,000 years ago in the Near East, where humans first learned to farm, a new study finds. Over time, one group expanded west, carrying agriculture into Europe. The other spread east, taking its traditions to South Asia.
Four and a half billion years ago, after Earth’s fiery birth, the infant planet began to radically reshape itself, separating into distinct layers. Metals - mostly iron with a bit of nickel - fell toward the center to form a core. The growing core also vacuumed up other metallic elements, such as platinum, iridium and gold.
In the space business, weight and size are what run up the bills. So imagine the appeal of a telescope that’s a tenth to as little as a hundredth as heavy, bulky and power hungry as the conventional instruments that NASA and other government agencies now send into space. Especially alluring is the notion of marrying the time-tested technology called interferometry, used in traditional observatories, with the new industrial field of photonics and its almost unimaginably tiny optical circuits.
Even robots can use a heart. Or heart cells, at least. A new stingray bot about the size of a penny relies on light-sensitive heart cells to swim. Zaps of light force the bot’s fins to flutter, letting researchers drive it through a watery obstacle course.
Armor-plated marine microbes surprised scientists a few years ago by recovering their shell-building prowess in the more acidic ocean conditions expected under future climate change. But those gains were short-lived, new research shows.