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For example see Rain in Maugham, W.S. Collected short stories, Vol. 1, Vintage Classics Kindle edition, an ironic depiction of climate determinism in which a bigoted missionary condemns his junior colleagues' 'pitiful lack of energy' in ...

Author: C. Alan Short

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317658696

Category: Architecture

Page: 378

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The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture challenges the modern practice of sealing up and mechanically cooling public scaled buildings in whichever climate and environment they are located. This book unravels the extremely complex history of understanding and perception of air, bad air, miasmas, airborne pathogens, beneficial thermal conditions, ideal climates and climate determinism. It uncovers inventive and entirely viable attempts to design large buildings, hospitals, theatres and academic buildings through the 19th and early 20th centuries, which use the configuration of the building itself and a shrewd understanding of the natural physics of airflow and fluid dynamics to make good, comfortable interior spaces. In exhuming these ideas and reinforcing them with contemporary scientific insight, the book proposes a recovery of the lost art and science of making naturally conditioned buildings.
2017-01-20 By C. Alan Short

Collects six short novels from one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century.

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0143105779

Category: Fiction

Page: 610

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Collects six short novels from one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century.
2009 By John Steinbeck

There was nothing to gain on the one side but disturbance, and on the other I could count on your gratitude, don't you see? ... There was no sound but that of their own passage, and the incessant, strident pouring of the rain.

Author: Niels W. Erickson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781300040231

Category: Fiction

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Whether you're an old horror movie fan, or just a fan of old horror movies, "Thriller Theatre" host Margali has a treat for you: a potent brew of vintage tales distilled from many a fine old author. It's a stimulating collection of stories from which many a classic -- and even not-so-classic -- fright film has drawn inspiration, including such rarities as a terror tale reprinted here for the first time in over seventy years!
2013-03-13 By Niels W. Erickson

Blending elements of myth and mystery, a stunning novel by the author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle features a cast of bizarre characters, including a sheep with a mysterious star on its back, caught up in a Nietzschean quest for power.

Author: 春樹·村上

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 037571894X

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

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Blending elements of myth and mystery, a stunning novel by the author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle features a cast of bizarre characters, including a sheep with a mysterious star on its back, caught up in a Nietzschean quest for power. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
2002 By 春樹·村上

In The Big Book of Science Fiction, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown.

Author: Ann VanderMeer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781101910092

Category: Fiction

Page: 1178

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"What if life was neverending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the pope were a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia E. Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut, alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, you'll find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the New Wave, and more. Learn about the secret history of science fiction, from titans of literature who also wrote SF to less well-known authors from more than twenty-five countries, some never before translated into English. In The Big Book of Science Fiction, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Immerse yourself in the genre that predicted electric cars, space tourism, and smartphones. Sit back, buckle up, and dial in the coordinates, as this stellar anthology has got worlds within worlds"--Back cover.
2016 By Ann VanderMeer

An assistant police commissioner in a West African coastal town lets passion overrule his honor.

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: UCSC:32106001987053

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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An assistant police commissioner in a West African coastal town lets passion overrule his honor.
2004-09-28 By Graham Greene

Alive with malice and grace, this is a taut tale reminiscent of the nightmares of Patricia Highsmith: a story of double identities, and innocence in the midst of evil, from a master of atmosphere and observation.

Author: Lawrence Osborne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781784700362

Category: Cambodia

Page: 352

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'A modern Graham Greene' Sunday Times Robert Grieve - pushing thirty and eager to side-step a life of quiet desperation as a small-town teacher - decides to go missing. As he crosses the border from Thailand to Cambodia, he tests the threshold of a new future. And on that first night, a small windfall precipitates a chain of events involving a bag of 'jinxed' money, a suave American, a corrupt policeman and a rich doctor's daughter, in which Robert's life is changed forever. Alive with malice and grace, this is a taut tale reminiscent of the nightmares of Patricia Highsmith: a story of double identities, and innocence in the midst of evil, from a master of atmosphere and observation.

Philip Dosier views and participates in the skirmishes, battles, noise, obscenities, marijuana highs, battlefield racism, spirit of atrocity, and other ingredients of the war in Vietnam and returns home to make his own peace on the banks of ...

Author: Larry Heinemann

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: UOM:39015062548287

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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Philip Dosier views and participates in the skirmishes, battles, noise, obscenities, marijuana highs, battlefield racism, spirit of atrocity, and other ingredients of the war in Vietnam and returns home to make his own peace on the banks of the Wabash River. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
2005 By Larry Heinemann

The bitter, witty novel about the business of writing and London literary society between the two World Wars focuses on the lives of a famous writer and his two contrasting wives. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Author: William Somerset Maugham

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 0375725024

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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The bitter, witty novel about the business of writing and London literary society between the two World Wars focuses on the lives of a famous writer and his two contrasting wives. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

In Cancâun, Mexico, for a peaceful vacation, a group of tourists sets off in search of one of their group who disappeared during an excursion to some nearby Mayan ruins, only to come face to face with an insidious evil that threatens their ...

Author: Scott Smith

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307390276

Category: Fiction

Page: 369

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In Cancâun, Mexico, for a peaceful vacation, a group of tourists sets off in search of one of their group who disappeared during an excursion to some nearby Mayan ruins, only to come face to face with an insidious evil that threatens their lives.
2008-02-26 By Scott Smith