Author: Malinda Lo

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444903713

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3210

In the world of ASH, fairies are an older race of people who walk the line between life and death, reality and magic. As orphaned Ash grows up, a servant in her stepmother's home, she begans to realise that her beloved mother, Elinor was very much in tune with these underworld folk, and that she herself has the power to see them too. Against the sheer misery of her stepmother's cruelty, greed and ambition in preparing her two charmless daughters for presentation at court, and hopefully Royal or aristocratic marriage, Ash befriends one of these fairies-a mysterious, handsome man-who grants her wishes and restores hope to Ash's existence, even though she knows there will be a price to pay. But most important of all, she also meets Kaisa, a huntress employed by the king, and it is Kaisa who truly awakens Ash's desires for both love and self-respect...Ash escapes a life with her grim and self-serving stepmother and finds her beloved one... ASH is a fairy tale about possibility and recognizing the opportunities for change. From the deepest grief comes the chance for transformation.

Bodies from the Ash

Author: James M. Deem

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618473084

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

View: 2653

Provides an examination of the bodies found buried in the ashes of the ancient city while exploring the life and times of these people, the events that led to the destruction of their civilization, and the archeological discoveries being made at the site's location today.

Chemistry of Trace Elements in Fly Ash

Author: Kenneth S. Sajwan,Ashok K. Alva,Robert F. Keefer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306477423

Category: Nature

Page: 346

View: 6919

The accumulation of large amounts of ash from fossil fuel combustion for electric power plant generation is becoming a major environmental concern in the United States. Furthermore, stringent environmental regulations mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency through the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as well as state and local environmental regulations may result in even more ash production with subsequent contact with the environment. The concentrations of trace elements in coal residues are extremely variable and depend on the composition of the original coal, conditions during combustion, the efficiency of emission control devices, storage and handling ofbyproducts, and climate. The research papers in this book were presented as a part of the Sixth International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements held at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, from July 29-August 2, 2001. The purpose of this corit'erence was to present current knowledge on the source, pathways, behavior and effects of trace elements in soils, waters, plants and animals. In addition, the book also includes invited research papers from scientists who have done significant research in the area of coal and coal combustion byproducts. All the research papers presented herein have been subjected to peer review.


Author: James Herbert

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230764878

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 1542

Ash is James Herbert’s most controversial novel to date, and will make you wonder what is fact and what is fiction. They were miscreants with black souls, roaming the corridors and passageways. Infamous people thought long-deceased. Hiding and nurturing their evil in a basement full of secrets so shocking they would shake the world if they were ever revealed. David Ash, ghost hunter and parapychologist, arrives at Comraich Castle – a desolate, ancient place with a dark heart – to investigate a series of disturbing events. An incorporeal power has been ignited by a long-ago curse, fed and now unleashed by the evil of those who once inhabited this supposed sanctuary – and by some who still do. Yet their hour of retribution is at hand . . .

Fly Ash in Concrete

Production, Properties and Uses

Author: R C Joshi,R P Lohita

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789056995805

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 6423

Since it was first recognized as a mineral admixture for concrete in the 1930's, fly ash has been the subject of worldwide study as researchers work to maximize its economical and environmental benefits. In recent years, investigations have focused on the physical, chemical and mineralogical characteristics of fly ash and their specific correlation to the performance of concrete. This book collects the latest results from these various studies and offers a complete review of the advantages of fly ash as an admixture in concrete, including strength development and improved chemical resistance and durability. A review of the current international standards on fly ash usage is provided, in addition to an extensive reference list and a complete survey of various other fly ash products, such as bricks, mineral wool and gypsum wall boards, as well as the use of fly ash in waste management.

Ash & Tara: The Palace Of Silence

Author: Perrett,Jeanne

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143330934


Page: 152

View: 7715

Birbal and Akbar had just taken out their swords. Birbal was holding his high in the air. Ash and Tara stopped and stared at each other, awful realization in their eyes. ‘The sword!’ said Ash. ‘Its tip is poisoned!’ said Tara. The Palace of Silence looms eerily over the town of Rajaraman in Rajasthan. Once the bustling abode of King Rajendra and his large family, it is now enveloped in deafening silence. The king and the royal family are never to be seen; and a shadowy stranger has got the town under his control. Meanwhile in Agra, celebrations are afoot. A group of travelling performers is visiting from south India and Akbar wants to turn the occasion into a grand event rounded off with an elephant race. He decides to send Ash and his friends to his old ally King Rajendra’s kingdom on an important errand. Making their way on the dangerous highways of medieval India, the boys reach Rajasthan. But they are greeted by an eerie, empty palace inhabited only by a sinister servant and a cruel prince. Is this their journey’s end, or just the beginning, as they gradually uncover a plot being hatched that is as chilling as it is cunning …


A Novel

Author: Lisa Rowe Fraustino

Publisher: Orchard Books (NY)


Category: Brothers

Page: 171

View: 5516

Eighteen-year-old Ash's change of behavior and its disruptive effects on his family are recounted by younger brother Wes.

Tongues of Ash

Author: Keith Westwater

Publisher: Interactive Publications

ISBN: 1921869275

Category: FICTION

Page: 92

View: 909

Winner, IP Picks Best First Book, 2011. Keith Westwater's poetry arises from his appreciation and love of the New Zealand landscape. Well-travelled throughout the land, the poet evokes memories as he revisits places invested with emotion, history and spirituality.

Season of Ash

A Novel in Three Acts

Author: Jorge Volpi Escalante

Publisher: Open Letter Books

ISBN: 1934824100

Category: Fiction

Page: 413

View: 7008

The Soviet biologist Irina Granina has experienced the worst of Communism, struggling to free her husband from the gulag for years. Following the rise of Gorbachev, her husband finally emerges a changed man, but then Irina is forced to witness the worst of capitalism, as her daughter disappears into the new consumer society and she loses her husband again, this time to greed and a lust for power. In the West, Jennifer Moore, a wealthy American, takes a high-ranking job at the IMF, hoping to bring the free market economy to all, whilst dealing with her philandering husband.

Steatohepatitis (NASH and ASH)

Author: U. Leuschner,O.F.W. James,H. Dancygier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792387695

Category: Medical

Page: 380

View: 7466

This book is the proceedings of the Falk Symposium No. 121 on 'Steatohepatitis (NASH and ASH)', held in Den Haag, The Netherlands, on October 14-15, 2000. The histological features of what we now call non-alcoholic steatohepatitis were described as early as 1962 by the Honorary President of the Symposium, Professor Herbert Thaler, from Vienna. Others followed, and in 1980 Jürgen Ludwig, one of the speakers of this symposium, introduced the name `non-alcoholic steatohepatitis' or NASH. In a Consensus Symposium organized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Washington, USA, in December 1998, NASH was recognized as one of the most common liver diseases in Western countries when viral hepatitis and heavy alcohol consumption were excluded. ASH, or alcoholic steatohepatitis, is more common than NASH, since alcohol is omnipresent in Western as well as Eastern cultures. Histologically NASH and ASH are similar or even identical. Morphological findings range from fatty degeneration to inflammation and fibrosis, and may end up in liver cirrhosis. In spite of the well-defined morphological features, our knowledge of epidemiology, aetiology, and pathogenesis is full of gaps, especially for NASH. Therefore, it is the purpose of this book to show the state of the art, to discuss recent scientific data, and to suggest possible treatment strategies, hoping to stimulate clinicians as well as scientists.

Properties and Use of Coal Fly Ash

A Valuable Industrial By-product

Author: Lindon K. A. Sear

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727730152

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 261

View: 4790

This book draws together a large quantity of research that has been carried out on pulverised fuel ash (PFA) over the past 30 years. PFA/fly ash is produced as a by-product from burning coal and has many uses within the construction industry, such as in concrete, land reclamation, bricks and blocks, and grouting voids in the ground. In addition to covering the potential uses of PFA this book provides an overview of the benefits of its use.

Ash and Togao

Gasoline Trees

Author: D. R. K. Wednesday


ISBN: 0981296408


Page: 322

View: 2307

When the heat rises, the DNA in all of us begins to change especially if we eat the trees of Gas and Oil!

Ash of stars

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617033506


Page: N.A

View: 3999


Diagnostic Parasitology

Clinical Laboratory Manual

Author: Lynne Shore Garcia,Lawrence Robert Ash

Publisher: N.A


Category: Diagnosis, Laboratory

Page: 174

View: 359


City of Ash

Author: Eugenijus Ališanka

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810117846

Category: Poetry

Page: 62

View: 3932

A collection of poems whose title refers to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, explores the human soul against an urban backdrop.

From Flowers to Ash

Nˆyari History, Politics, and Violence

Author: Philip Edward Coyle

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816519088

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

View: 5507

In recent years the N‡yari (Cora) people of northwestern Mexico have experienced violence at the hands of drug producers and traffickers. Although a drug economy may seem potentially lucrative to such peasants, spreading violence tied to this trade threatens to destroy their community. This book argues that the source of the problem lies not solely in drug trafficking but also in the breakdown of traditional political authority. By studying the history of religious practices that legitimate such authority, Philip Coyle shows that a contradiction exists between ceremonially based forms of political authority and the bureaucratic and military modes of power that have been deployed by outside governments in their attempts to administer the region. He then shows how the legitimacy of traditional authority is renewed or undermined through the performance of ceremonies. Coyle explores linkages between long-term political and economic processes and changes in N‡yari ceremonial life from Spanish contact to the present day. As a participant-observer of N‡yari ceremonies over a ten-year period, he gained an understanding of the history of their ceremonialism and its connections to practically every other aspect of N‡yari life. His descriptions of the Holy Week Festival, mitote ceremonies, and other public performances show how struggles over political legitimacy are intimately tied to the meanings of the ceremonies. With its rich ethnographic descriptions, provocative analyses, and clear links between data and theory, Coyle's study marks a major contribution to the ethnography of the Indians of western Mexico and Latin America more generally. It also provides unusual insight into the violence raging across the Mexican countryside and helps us understand the significance of indigenous people in a globalizing world.

Chronicles of Ash

Author: K. A. Browne

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468917692

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6337

An introduction to a nine-book series, the fantasy is a steampunk-inspired series of stories of Ashleigh Peters, a young woman from Brooklyn that finds herself sucked into the world of Eleusis. It begins with Ashleigh's last days on Earth and we meet her family, learn of her life in Brooklyn, and what she leaves behind as she is transported to this new world.

The Ash Warriors

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160869419

Category: Air bases, American

Page: 146

View: 7585