New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 2015. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 5.25 inches by 7.75 inches. , 106 pages. Illustrations. Symbols of China. Timelines. Bibliography. Maps. Foldout map at back, perforations not opened. Cover has slight wear and soiling. The author wrote on her website: My young sons tackled their lives with gusto. The books that we read to them at night fueled their imaginations—and mine, too. They inspired me to start writing picture books. The first one starred a funny parrot who starts talking “bad” when his feelings are hurt. (Max the Bad-Talking Parrot.) As my boys started school, I delighted in all they were learning. My writing veered off in a whole new direction, inspired by my passion for the natural world. I started to write nonfiction books for young readers, packed with juicy stuff—like snakes that swallowed a whole pig in one bite (Snakes); old graying gorillas called silverbacks (Gorillas); weird creatures that swim blindly in the dark, cold deep sea (Way Down Deep). Recently, I’ve written a number of books for the Who Was…? What Was…? series (Penguin/Random House). Real people, real life: they’re a real thrill to write about. Whenever I read about interesting things, I can’t wait to tell my readers. Illustrator Jerry Hoare works in several mediums but he has a penchant for line work-- thick, thin or crosshatch. His work is reminiscent of an engraver who rarifies line to depict tonal change. He seamlessly mixes traditional and digital mediums to achieve his unique look. His work has been recognized with awards and exhibitions.
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Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1950. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 9.25 inches by 11.75 inches. , xvii, , 467,  pages. Illustrations. Fold-out maps (some color). Maps. Footnotes. Charts. Tables. Illustrations. XLV Appendices. Guide to Footnotes. Chronology. Glossary. Index. Some endpaper discoloration. This is one volume of an eight volume report. Engineer Intelligence is a historical coverage of intelligence activities of the Engineers in the Theater during World War II. It has been divided chronologically rather than by campaigns, because the intelligence work did not begin and end in definite phases concurrently with the actual combat which it was supporting. While one campaign was being fought in a particular place, map production and compilation of Engineer intelligence reports were be prepared for another combat action which might not be scheduled for months to combat, and would would be located hundreds of miles from the preset scene of action. The Engineer intelligence mission in the Theater was accomplished, in general, through the execution of two functions: mapping, and research and reports. This volume treats these two functions separately within the time period devoted to each chapter.
Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 2011. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.5 inches by 7.75 inches. , 281,  pages. Illustrations. Drog is hard to put down. This is a laugh-out-loud story about a sassy puppet and the boy who loved him. Unless Eleven-year-old Peter Parker can find a way to remove the sinister puppet that refuses to leave his hand, he will wind up in Military School of worse. But first, he must stand up for himself. Sue Cowing was born in Illinois and now lives and writes in Hawaii. She earned degrees in history from Knox College and Emory University, then studied Chinese and Japanese history at the University of Hawaii. After teaching history and Asian studies in Honolulu for sixteen years, she earned an M.F.A. in Writing (poetry) from Vermont College of Fine Arts and began writing full-time. Her poems for general audience have appeared in:Virginia Quarterly Review, Cream City Review, Wormwood Review, Bamboo Ridge, Chaminade Literary Review, Hawaii Review, Negative Capability, and in several anthologies. including Sister Stew and The Denney Poems. Around 1990, Sue began writing for children and now writes most often for them. Some of her stories, poems, and nonfiction articles have appeared in CRICKET and SPIDER magazines. The University of Hawaii Press published her Fire in the Sea: An Anthology of Poetry and Art in 1996. She has written two books for children: My Dog Has Flies: Poetry for Hawaii’s Kids and a debut novel, You Will Call Me Drog. Sue has received Ka Palapala Po‘okela Awards for Excellence from the Hawaii Publishers’ Association for Fire in the Sea and My Dog has Flies.
Lower Lake, CA: Aslan Publishing, 1994. First Edition [stated], Second Printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 6 inches by 9 inches. 154,  pages. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Aloha Gary, "Be Positive!" W Amos 11-2-00. Thank You. Introduction. There are no Facts on the Future; No Matter Where You've Come From, You're Always Going Somewhere; Only Those Who See the Invisible Can do the Impossible; The Grass is Greenest Right Where You Are, If You Keep on Thinking What You've Always Thought, You'll Keep on Getting What You've Always Got; Failure is Someone Else's Opinion of the Outcome of a Situation; You Always Get as Many Second Chances as You Want; I Reached for the Sky But I Missed, So I Grabbed a Few Stars; Obstacles Are What You See When You Take Your Eyes Off Your Goal; The Truth Is Closer to the Gut Than to the Lips; You Can Call It Anything If You Think It Needs a Name; A Diamond Is Just a Piece of Coal Which Stuck to Its Cause; Power Is in Being, Not in Doing; If You Believe It, You Will Have It--Doubt Is Just Another Experience on the Path to Faith; Keep Your Eyes on Your Dreams; and The Proof of the Cookie Is All In the Eating. Includes Epilogue, as well as Uncle Nonames Hawaiian Lemonade Recipe. Wally Amos really knows how to turn lemons into lemonade, and can help you do the same. Things don't always work out exactly the way we want in life. Man with No Name is a must read if those occurrences ever happen in your life.
Lincolnwood, Illinois: NTC Business Books, a division of NTC Publishing Group, 1994. Revised Edition, Later Printing. Hardcover. , 217,  pages. Footnotes. Limited illustrations. Includes Introduction, Arrangement of the Entries; Dictionary; Appendix 1: Letters and suffixes; Appendix II: Computer-devised names; Appendix III: Unexplained names. Also includes Bibliography and Acknowledgments. The entries run in alphabetical order. Each entry opens with the trade name in heavy print, followed by its identity in brackets. The identity states the nature of the product, enterprise, or service, and gives the name of the manufacturer or owner of the named product. The linking word "by" here means that the product is manufactured by or marketed by the company that follows. Adrian Richard West Room (27 September 1933, Melksham – 6 November 2010, Stamford, Lincolnshire) was a British toponymist and onomastician, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a prolific author of reference works relating primarily to the origins of word and place-names. Between 1952 and 1979, Room served in the Royal Naval Reserve, Special Branch, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. Before becoming a full-time author, he was employed at King's College School, Cambridge, where he taught modern languages and was a senior house master. He later, until 1984, worked as a senior lecturer in Russian for the Ministry of Defence. The author has tried to establish how a name came about, who devised it, and what the thinking was that lay behind the choice of a particular name.
London, England: Walker Books, Ltd., 2009. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 5 inches by 8 inches. 209,  pages. Illustrations. Photos of the Contributors at the back. Ink notations inside the front and back covers and on the half-title page. No marks to text noted. Marked Not for Resale. Includes Foreword by Jacqueline Wilson. Story titles are: Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads; School Slave; Scout's Honour; Sarsaparilla; After the Hurricane; If Only Papa Hadn't Danced; Prince Francis; Uncle Meena; Searching for a Two-Way Street; Setting Words Free; Jojo Learns to Dance; Wherever I Lay Down My Head; Christopher; and No Trumpets Needed. This is a work of fiction. What does it mean to be free? Top authors donate their talents to explore the question in a compelling collection to benefit Amnesty International. A boy who thinks that school is "slavery" learns the true meaning of the word when he stumbles on a secret child-labor factory. A Palestinian boy, mute from trauma, releases kites over a wall to a hilltop settlement, each bearing a message of peace. This inspiring, engaging anthology gathers an international roster of authors to explore such themes as asylum, law, education, and faith — from a riveting tale of an attempt to find drinking water after Hurricane Katrina; to a chilling look at a future where microchips track every citizen’s every move; to a hilarious police interrogation involving the London Tower, the Crown Jewels, and a Ghanaian boy with a passion for playing marbles.
New York, N.Y. Simon and Schuster, Inc. (A Touchstone Book), 1984. First Touchstone Edition [Stated] First Paperback printing [stated]. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 6 inches by 9.25 inches. 363,  pages. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Black mark on bottom edge. This is a cheerful lexicon of Yiddish words which have become part of the English language, plus English words and phrases which have been transformed into Yinglish; the whole garnished with stories, jokes, parables, reverent quotations from the Talmud, and a glittering gallery of writers, rabbis, sages, and wits, with impulsive side trips into the faith, folklore, genius and history of the Jews--from their servitude in Babylon to their magnitude in Beverly Hills. Entries on Yiddish words, phrases, and sentence forms that have become, or are becoming, parts of the English language are accompanied by stories, jokes, parables, and Talmudic insights. Containing a medley of words in different states of adoption into English, Hooray for Yiddish! is organized alphabetically--in its own way. Garnished with stories, jokes, parables, epigrams, acerbities, and Talmudic insights, Hooray for Yiddish! takes us on illuminating side trips into the faith, folklore, tradition, genius, history--and, of course, language--of the Jewish people. When you finish, you will be speaking Yiddish like a native. So enjoy!
Roseville, CA: Forum (An Imprint of Prima Publishing), 2001. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.5 inches. xiv, 290 pages. Includes Foreword by David Horowitz; Author's Notes; and Acknowledgments, as well as an Epilogue: The End of Manhood; Endnotes; and Index. Chapters include Introduction: The March Toward Gun Abolition; Myth 1: Guns Increase Violent Crime; Myth 2: Pulling a Gun on a Criminal Endangers You More Than the Criminal; Myth 3: Guns Pose a Special Threat to Children; Myth 4: The Second Amendment Applies Only to Militiamen; Myth 5: The Second Amendment Is an Obsolete Relic of The Frontier Era; Myth 6: We Should Treat Guns the Same Way We Treat Cars, Requiring Licenses for All Users; and Myth 7; Reasonable Gun-Control Measures Are No Threat to Law-Abiding Gun Owners. The Seven Myths of Gun Control shatters preconceived notions of the gun control debate. Richard Poe correctly points out that the Second Amendment is itself a civil right; a right desperately needed by society's most vulnerable citizens. For those concerned about all of our civil liberties, The Seven Myths of Gun Control is an invaluable resource. Richard Poe is a New York Times-bestselling author and award-winning journalist. He has written widely on business, science, history and politics. Poe’s books include The Seven Myths of Gun Control, The Shadow Party, co-written with David Horowitz; The Einstein Factor, co-written with Win Wenger; Perfect Fear: Four Tales of Terror; Black Spark, White Fire; and more. Poe was formerly senior editor of SUCCESS magazine, reporter for the New York Post, and managing editor of the East Village Eye.
New York: Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, 1964. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. In English and Hebrew. Cover has some wear and soiling. Scuff on front cover. 37 pages in English, with illustrations and 27 pages from the other direction in Hebrew with illustrations. Event program for the Exhibit at Roosevelt University, Chicago, April 1st through April 19th, 1964 This Exhibition was made possible by a grant of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Includes The Nazi Impact on European Jewry by Salo W. Baron; The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation. Also contains information on the Destruction of Jewish Warsaw, 1939-1945. Includes an Explanation of Some Uncommon Terms. Includes chapters on The Outbreak of the War and the Occupation of Warsaw; Life in the Ghetto; The Great Deportations; After the Deportations; "Bunkers" Are Built; Social Activities and Cultural Life, The Uprising, and Jews on the "Aryan Side". This catalogue also contains a partial list of Germans responsible for the Extermination of the Jews in Warsaw up to 1939 (in Hebrew and in English). Also contains some of the Leading Figures in the Underground and in the Ghetto; Partial list of Germans Responsible for the Extermination of the Jews in Warsaw; and an Outline of the History of the Jews in Warsaw Up to 1939.
New York: Fordham University Press, 2005. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xviii, 254 pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. DJ has minor wear, soiling and scratches. Includes Acknowledgments, Preface; Introduction; Conclusion. Chapters cover From Patriot to Outcast: 1909-1937; How to Become an American: 1937-1942; A German in the U.S. Army: 1943-1944; Into the Abyss: 1944-1945; The Hunt for War Criminals: 1945-1946; From World War to Cold War; and The Goebbels Diaries. Drawing on his correspondences and on oral histories and interviews with Korf, Patricia Kollander paints a fascinating portrait of a privileged young man forced to flee Nazi Germany in 1937 because the infamous Nuremburg Laws had relegated him to the status of "second degree mixed breed" (Korf had one Jewish grandparent). Settling in New York City, Korf became an FBI informant, watching pro-Nazi leaders like Fritz Kuhn and the German American Bund as they moved among the city's large German immigrant community. Soon after, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany as an intelligence officer during the Battle of the Bulge, and as a prisoner of war camp administrator. After the war, Korf stayed on as a U.S. government attorney in Berlin and Munich, working to hunt down war criminals, and lending his expertise in the effort to determine the authenticity of Joseph Goebbels's diaries. Kurt Frank Korf died in 2000.
Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1988. Reprint Edition, First Printing Thus. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.675 inches by 8.75 inches. vii, , 450,  pages. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Preface. Preface to Reprint. Appendix: Consolidated list of Fairey constructor's numbers with associated serials/registrations, aircraft types and variants. Index. This history of one of the founder companies in the British aircraft industry first went to press more than a decade ago. Since then, events have been both dramatic and exciting, including many successful new developments among the companies carrying the Fairey name--which is one of the few in the industry surviving from earlier days. The book contains a Historical Survey, as well as many black and white illustrations of airplanes. All of the types of aircraft, and many others, are fully described and illustrated by photographs and three-view drawings.
Nashville, Tennessee: Cumberland House Publishing, Inc., 2005. First Printing [Stated]. Trade Paperback. 288 pages. Illustrations. Includes Acknowledgments, Introduction, Appendixes, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters cover The Coming Storm; Preparation; Disaster on the Outer Banks; The Chicamacomico Races; The Battle for Roanoke Island; More Disasters; The White Hall Gunboat; The Building of the Albemarle; Gun Flashes on the Neuse; The Albermarle Attacks; Frustration at Kinston; Storm over Albermarle Sound; Wilmington and the Cape Fear; The Loss of the Ironclads; and Some Final Thoughts. Also includes Appendixes on Confederate Forces at Roanoke Island; Officers and Crew of the CSS Albemarle; Officers and Crew of the CSS Neuse; Officers and Crew of the CSS North Carolina and/or the CSS Raleigh; Capture of the USS Underwriter; The Confederate States Navy Yard at Charlotte, N.C., 1862-1865; The Ram Albemarle: Her Construction and Service; and The Confederate Ram Albemarle. The struggle for control of the eastern waters of North Carolina during the War Between the States was a bitter, painful, and sometimes humiliating one for the Confederate States Navy. No better example exists of the classic axiom "too little too late." Burdened by the lack of adequate warships, construction facilities, and even ammunition itself, the South's naval arm nevertheless fought bravely and recklessly to halt the Federal invasion of North Carolina from the sea. Mr. Campbell has written numerous books about the Confederate Navy, among them Storm Over Carolina and Iron Courage: Confederate Ironclads in the War Between the States.
1954. Reprinted from Blood: The Journal of Hematology, Vol. IX, No. Y, July 1954. Wraps. Pages 663-685, . Figures. Tables. References. Contains a Summary section in Spanish following the English text. The name Donald J. Kimeldorf stamped on front page. Initials RW written on front page. A total of seventy-five cases of leukemia occurring in survivors have been investigated by the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commissions and ten of these ere encountered during then course of medical and hematological surveys. Observations on some of these patients have afforded a unique opportunity to study the early hematological and preclinical phases of leukemia in atomic bomb survivors and the results of these investigations are reported in this paper. One of the summary items was that certain features of chronic myelogenous leukemia following irradiation suggested that the disorder might be due to a loss of growth-promoting or regulating factors. Blood is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Society of Hematology. It was established by William Dameshek in 1946. It covers clinical and basic research in all areas of hematology, including disorders of leukocytes, both benign and malignant, erythrocytes, platelets, hemostatic mechanisms, vascular biology, immunology, and hematological oncology. Kimeldorf was a major scientific leader. His book with Ed Hunt entitled "Ionizing radiation: Neural function and behavior" is a thorough description of the physiological and behavioral effects of exposure to ionizing radiation.
New York, N.Y. William Morrow (An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers), 2002. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 264,  pages. Format is approximately 5.25 inches by 7.5 inches. Minor cover wear and soiling. Within two weeks of the Canteen's last day of operation, its officers had typed up a final audit that was as devoted to exacting particulars as had been the Canteen itself. Dated April 13, 1946, the audit reported that the bank balance as of March 1 had been $4,181.22, and that the balance at the close of operations was $3,033,56. Expenses during that last month had included $766.29 for sugar and fruit, $19 for eggs, and $21.00 for flowers for retiring Union Pacific Railroad president William F. Jeffers, who had donated the space at the train station for the Canteen. The audit conceded that so much food was donated to the Canteen by the people of the area that no accurate accounting was possible. The committee voted that the $3,033.56 on hand be used for the benefit of veterans in hospitals. Robert Bernard Greene Jr. (born March 10, 1947) is an American journalist and author. He worked for 24 years for the Chicago Tribune newspaper, where he was a columnist. Bob Greene as a magazine writer, he has been lead columnist for Life and Esquire; as a contributing correspondent for ABC News Nightline. Greene has written books on subjects including Michael Jordan, Alice Cooper, and U.S. presidents. In 1977, Greene won the National Headliner Award for writing the previous year's best column. In 1995, Greene was named Illinois Journalist of the Year. In the same year he was awarded the Peter Lisagor Award for Public Service Journalism for his reporting on courts failing children in need.
New York: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1849. Tenth Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. Frontis illustration. 365,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Footnotes. Tables. Library binding. Ex-library copy with usual library markings. Ex-U.S. Army General Staff College Library bookplate inside front cover. Hinges weak and restrengthened with glue. Foxing and some page repairs. Preface, as well as chapters on the Origin of the War with Mexico; General Scott at Washington; Action of Congress; Campaign of the Rio Grande; Movement of the Army; March to Monterey; Battle of Monterey; Armistice; March to Saltillo, Wool's Corps; Tampieco; Occupation of Victoria; Conclusion of the Campaign; General Taylor's Despatches; and Results. Also includes Government Plan to invade Northern Mexico; Expedition of Captain Fremont; General Scott ordered to Mexico; General Taylor's Movements; Advance of the Army to Lobos; Entrance of the American Army into Puebla; Strength of the Army; Mexican Line of Defence; Peace Negotiations; and Siege of Puebla. It has been remarked by a distinguished American statesman, that "The commencement of the Mexican War was the opening of a new volume of American history. But when behold the brilliant results obtained by our Army with such small means, against such immense superiority of force, and see the high military skill of the commanding officers sustained by the courage and heroism of the troops, we feel a just pride in describing their actions and recording their deeds. The description of the great movements and battles is based on public documents, despatches, and orders, which must ever be the material of a reliable history of a war.
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1996. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 467,  pages. Minor mark to fore-edge. Includes Preface. Part I includes Introduction: Refugee Resettlement in the United States; Patterns in Refugee Resettlement and Adaptation; Part II covers The Refugees--Afghans; Chinese from Southeast Asia; Cubans; Eastern Europeans; Ethiopians and Eritreans; Haitians; Hmong; Iranians; Khmer; Lao; Soviet Jews; and Vietnamese; Part III covers Comparative Material: The Origins and Initial Resettlement Patterns of Refugees in the United States; Public and Political Opinion on the Admission of Refugees; Hardening the Heart: The Global Refugee Problem in the 1990s; Documentary Films about Refugees; and An Annotated Introduction to the Literature. Also includes Index and About the Contributors. David W. Haines received his M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies and Ph.D. in Anthropology from American University. Prior to coming to George Mason University in 1997, he had worked for the federal government's refugee resettlement program. Teaching areas include cultural anthropology, refugees, and migration. Publications include several edited volumes on refugees and immigrants, an alternative introductory anthropology text, a monograph on Vietnamese kinship, and numerous articles in professional journals on migration, kinship, and governance. Dr. Haines is a two-time Fulbright scholar, a former chair of the American Anthropological Association's Committee on Refugees and Immigrants, a past president of the Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology, and the past co-president of the Association for the Anthropology of Policy.
Bellevue, Washington: Center For The Study of Firearms & Public Policy, 1988. Inaugural Issue! Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Trade paperback. 179,  pages. Minor cover wear noted. This inaugural issue was dedicated to the topic of The Second Amendment. Includes Editorial; Table of contents: The Right to Bear Arms--U.S. Constitution, The Right to Bear Arms--In State Constitutions; The Right of the Individual to Bear Arms; The Bill of Rights and the Military; Standing Armies and Armed Citizens; Historical Development and Subsequent Erosion of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms; and The Right to Bear Arms: Development of the American Experience. Contains the Right to Bear Arms in State Constitutions, as well as States without Constitutional Provisions. Also contains an article on the Right of the Individual to Bear Arms: A Recent Judicial Trend. This periodical was sponsored by The Second Amendment Foundation. The Second Amendment Foundation is a tax-exempt, publicly supported foundation organized under the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms. To that end, we carry on many educational and legal action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun control debate. Of particular interest is the article, reprinted with permission by former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Earl Warren on The Bill of Rights and the Military.
Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1893. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 237, , and 32 pages of advertisements at the back. Interesting pagination issue., it goes from xi, blank page,and then to an unmarked page 17 without any apparent missing text. Cover worn and soiled. Front hinge weak and restrengthened with glue. Edge tear to free end page. Stamp of previous owner inside front cover. Copyright date is 1892 and author's Preface is dated August 1892. Title page has a date of 1893 and to date no copy with an 1892 date has been identified. With Thirty Six Illustrations, some of Which are in Colors. Includes Preface. Also includes chapters on The Subject of Medical Jurisprudence; Signs of Death; Wounds; Blood-stains; Burns and Scalds; Death from Starvation; Rape upon Children; Signs of Pregnancy; Development of Embryo; Infanticide; Live Birth; Legitimacy; Feigned Bodily Diseases; and Insanity. Also includes a chapter on Toxicology, as well as an index. This manual embraces essentially the course of lectures on Medical Jurisprudence delivered by the author to the students of Jefferson Medical college during the session of 1891 and 1892. It was prepared, at the request of the students, in the hope that it would assist them as well as others in the study of this most important branch of medicine. The necessarily prescribed limits of the work permit only the consideration of those parts of this extensive subject which the experience of the author as Coroner's physician of the city of Philadelphia for a period of six years leads him to regard as the most important for practical purposes.
Chicago: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1904. This appears to be the Third Edition, which was copyrighted in 1904. Hardcover. 218 pages. Contains Table of Rules Relating to Motions, Preface, and Introduction. Part I covers Rules of Order; Part II covers Organization and Conduct of Business; Part 3 covers Miscellaneous. Also includes Index. The object of Rules of Order is to assist an assembly to accomplish in the best possible manner the work for which it was designed. To do this it is necessary to restrain the individual somewhat, as the right of an individual, in any community, to do what he pleases, is incompatible with the interests of the whole. Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in is own eyes, there is the least of real liberty. Experience has shown the importance of definiteness in the law ; and in this country, where customs are so slightly established and the published manuals of parliamentary practice so conflicting, no society should attempt to conduct business without having adopted some work upon the subject as the authority in all cases not covered by its own special rules. While it is important that an assembly has good rules, it is more important that it be not without some rules to govern its proceedings. This has been well expressed by one of the greatest of English writers on parliamentary, law: "Whether these forms be in all cases the most rational or not is really not of so great importance. It is much more material that there should be a rule to go by than what that rule is; that there may be a uniformity of proceeding in business, not subject to the caprice of the chairman or captiousness of the members. It is very material that order, decency, and regularity be preserved." An example of Rules evolution.
New York, N.Y. The Rockefeller University Press, 1976. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. viii, 135,  pages. Previous owner's name and date stamped on fep. DJ has wear, tears and soiling. Includes Preface, as well as chapters on Expanding Horizons in Ethology; The Versatility of Animal Communication; Is Man Language?; Are Animals Aware of What They Are Doing? Objections and their Limitations; The Adaptive Value of Conscious Awareness; and A Possible Window on the Minds of Animals. Also contains Summary and Conclusions, Bibliography, and Indexes. The future extension and refinement of two-way communication between ethologiests and the animals they study offers the prospect of developing a truly experimental science of cognitive ethology. Donald Redfield Griffin (August 3, 1915 – November 7, 2003) was an American professor of zoology at various universities who conducted seminal research in animal behavior, animal navigation, acoustic orientation and sensory biophysics. In 1938, while an undergraduate at Harvard University, he began studying the navigational method of bats, which he identified as animal echolocation in 1944. In The Question of Animal Awareness (1976), he argued that animals are conscious like humans. Griffin was the originator of the concept of mentophobia: the denial of the consciousness of other animals by scientists. This book is often credited with starting the field of cognitive ethology.
New York: Springer, 2012. Second Edition. Trade paperback. Includes Foreword, Preface to the First Edition, and Preface to the Second Edition. Also includes Overview: Overall Goals When Writing Grant Applications; Organization and Use of This Guide; Preparing to Write; Types of NIH Grants; Anatomy of the NIH Grant Application; Starting to Write: Planning the Aims and Overcoming Writer's Block; Organization and Writing Style; Figures and Tables; Specific Aims; Research Strategy: Significance; Research Strategy: Innovation; Research Strategy: Approach; Bibliography and References Cited; use of Appendices; Collaborators and Consultants; Training and Career Development Grants; Administrative Sections and Submission Process; Scoring Process; Resubmitting an Application; Non-NIH Grants; and Conclusions, as well as Appendix on Useful Web Resources and Index. Now in an updated 2nd edition, this reader-friendly book offers clear, straightforward advice on all aspects of the NIH grant proposal process, from the most basic questions on form and style to the task of seeking funding, backed up with excellent examples.
Washington DC [presumed]: The Manhattan Engineer District, 1946. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Staplebound wraps. ii, 42 pages, plus figures. Notation on front cover. Stamp inside front cover. Pencil Notation on Table of Contents/ Tabular information. Three figures: Figure 1 Probable Position of Rising Cloud at Intervals after Explosion. Scale is distance on the horizontal and time on the right vertical and height in the Atmosphere on the left vertical. Physical phenomena comments are made: Violent Winds, Extremely Dangerous Radioactivity, Extreme Turbulence, and Stratosphere Inversion. There is a Hiroshima fold out map is labeled Restricted and Emergency Provision Edition. There is a Nagasaki fold out map was for the use of the Army and Navy. Through page 34 the report is usual text page. Page 35-41 is in two column format. This section is titled: Eyewitness Account Hiroshima -- august 6, 1945 by Father John A. Siemes, professor at Tokyo's Catholic University. Father John A. Siemes, was a Jesuit priest who was born in 1906 and was living at the Novitiate of the Society of Jesus in Nagatsuka. Father Siemes sent his impressions to the magazine Jesuit Missions. The narrative in the Manhattan Engineer District report appears to be a fuller narrative than what has been found on-line from the Jesuit Missions submission. This report describes the effects of the atomic bombs which were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively. It summarizes all the authentic information that is available on damage to structures, injuries to personnel, morale effect, etc., which can be released at this time without prejudicing the security of the United States. This report has been compiled by the Manhattan Engineer District of the United States Army under the direction of Major General Leslie R. Groves.
New York, N.Y. Threshold Editions, 2013. First Threshold Editions hardcover edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 284,  pages. Includes Foreword, Prologue, Aftermath, and Acknowledgments. Chapters cover Jump Street; The Phoenix Way; The Gods Demand a Wire; Making the Omelet; Renegade; Defeated, Revelations and Regrets; Do Something; Categorical Denial; Leap into the Boundless; Whistle-Blowing Is a Full-Time Job; The Smallest Minority; and A Shade of the Truth. If it weren't for John Dodson, Americans would never have known the truth about Operation Fast and Furious and the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. This book is his story, a tale of the personal and professional journey of a man who decided to tell the truth, no matter the costs. John Dodson didn't take the easy way out. For that and much more, the American people owe him a debt of gratitude.
Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Includes List of Illustrations, Acknowledgments, and an Introduction, as well as Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters cover France: The Marine Nationale; Germany: The Kriegsmarine; Great Britain: The Royal Navy; Italy: The Regia Marina; Japan: The Teikoku Kaigun; USA: The United States Navy; and USSR: The Voenno-morskoi Flot SSSR. Also contains Notes, Bibliography, and an Index, as well as appendixes on Guns and Torpedoes, Comparative Ranks, and Conversions and Abbreviations, Contains 30 photographs, 32 tables, 10 charts, and 7 maps. This book contains much rarely encountered information that the specialist will find valuable, yet it is written in an accessible style and covers topics that will appeal to the general reader. It's multi-national orientation delivers a fresh view of the Naval War in contrast to many English-language accounts that are written from the perspective of the American and British victors. Vincent P. O’Hara (born 24 December 1951) is a naval author and historian. Vincent O’Hara is an independent scholar with a degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley. O’Hara has authored, co-authored or edited twelve books and contributed articles to publications, including Naval War College Review, MHQ, Storia Militare, Seaforth World Naval Review, America in WWII, World War II, and World War II History. He was an assistant editor of ABC Clio's Encyclopedia of World War II at Sea and has written introductions to two volumes of the U.S. Naval Operations in World War II series by Samuel E. Morison republished by the U.S. Naval Institute.
York, Pennsylvania: Strength & Health Publishing Co., 1940. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Frontis and 320 pages. Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. Rare First Edition. Includes Foreword, and chapters on Battles in the Woods; Action on the Atlantic; We Land in France; At the British School; A Long Hike; The Battle of Paris; The Road to Eternity; Over the Top; In the Heat of Battle; German Prisoners; Back to the Hospital; Tales of the Wounded; I Rejoin My Regiment; Moving Toward the Front; Following the Battle; Death from the Sky; The Vesle River--Fisms and Fismette; A Counter Attack in Fisms; Over the Top Again; Back across the Vesle; Battle with the Snipers; First Night in Fismette; In Front of the Front; A Wounded German; A Night Attack; The Daylight Patrol; and Our Last Battle of Fismette. The telling of this story will give a better idea of what soldiers did in France than have other war books the author has seen. It tells the unvarnished truth about how the soldiers lived, slept, hiked, fought, and died over there. There is another generation of men since those distant days of 1918. If this book does its part in showing them the folly, the uselessness, and the tragedy of war, the author will feel well repaid for the time he spent in writing it.