Fluke

Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061807688

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Just why do humpback whales sing? That's the question that has marine behavioral biologist Nate Quinn and his crew poking, charting, recording, and photographing very big, wet, gray marine mammals. Until the extraordinary day when a whale lifts its tail into the air to display a cryptic message spelled out in foot-high letters: Bite me. Trouble is, Nate's beginning to wonder if he hasn't spent just a little too much time in the sun. 'Cause no one else on his team saw a thing -- not his longtime partner, Clay Demodocus; not their saucy young research assistant; not even the spliff-puffing white-boy Rastaman Kona (né Preston Applebaum). But later, when a roll of film returns from the lab missing the crucial tail shot -- and his research facility is trashed -- Nate realizes something very fishy indeed is going on. By turns witty, irreverent, fascinating, puzzling, and surprising, Fluke is Christopher Moore at his outrageous best.

Fluke

Author: James Herbert

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447203364

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Fluke is the moving story of a dog with the memories of a human, with the signature twisting plot James Herbert is famed for. A dog wanders the streets, compelled by a ravenous hunger. Hunting a prey he cannot not define, driven by a primal instinct he cannot ignore. He is more than he thinks, more than he can remember and in the depths of his brain the memory of what he once was is clawing for release . . .

Fluke

Author: Joseph Mazur

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780749015

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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What are the chances?! This exclamation greets the scarcely believable coincidence – you’re picked up by the same taxi driver several years and thousands of miles apart or, in a second-hand bookshop far from home, you find your own childhood copy of Winnie-the-Pooh on the shelf. But the unlikely is more probable than you think. Against every fibre of common sense, the fact is that it’s quite likely that some squirrel, somewhere, will be struck by lightning as it crosses the road. The chaos and unpredictability of our lives is an illusion. There is a rational order to the universe, and it’s called mathematics. Fluke is a fascinating investigation into the true nature of chance, a must-read for maths enthusiasts and avid storytellers alike, it tears down the veil of improbability to reveal the wonderfully possible.

Fluke

A Novel

Author: Martin Blinder

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497633362

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

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This deeply evocative story of political intrigue and romantic scandal captures the love affair between President Warren G. Harding and his longtime mistress, Nan Britton President Warren G. Harding was a strikingly handsome man with little political ambition. But in the United States, anyone can be president—especially during the chicanery of the Roaring Twenties. At the center of his presidency was the young Nan Britton. Although she was only half his age, their passionate affair began in 1917 in a New York hotel room, and continued for six and a half years during his time in the Senate and then in the White House. Harding and Britton kept the affair secret, meeting in closets and private offices, including a small anteroom in the West Wing. Eventually, they conceived a daughter, Elizabeth Ann, born in October 1919. Fluke is a story of corruption, obsessive love, a doomed presidency, and the lengths a woman will go to support the man she loves. Before Lucy Mercer, Kay Summersby, and Monica Lewinsky, there was Nan Britton, whose stories of carnal adventures in the White House coat closet scandalized the nation.

Fluke

Author: David Elliott,Bart Hopkins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781475225662

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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Adam Fluke is a regular guy. He wants love, friendship, and happiness. However, his bumbling-but-good-natured tendencies have left him lacking direction in life. Content with his lack of motivation, he earns a meager living as a pizza delivery boy. Everything changes one night, though, on a medium cheese pizza delivery to Sara DuBeau. Sara is interesting, intellectual, fun, and successful: everything Adam believes he is not. An unexpected, whirlwind relationship begins, and it's a match made in heaven. Or is it? Their storybook happiness is called into question by the discovery of a mysterious, buried-away photograph of a man with an uncanny resemblance to Adam. Secrets are revealed, the search for answers begins, and Adam's very identity is suddenly the one thing that could tear them apart.

Winter Chill

Author: Joanne Fluke

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758289774

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

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A quiet, tiny Minnesota village is terrorized by the brutal killings of young children, in a horrifying tale of obsession, madness, and murder.

Fluke

Author: Lesley Gibbes

Publisher: Working Title Press

ISBN: 9781921504969

Category:

Page: 32

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In 2012 a Southern right whale gave birth to a calf in Sydney Harbour. It was only the third time in recorded history that a Southern right whale had been born in the harbour, and the people of Sydney were entranced. The story of Fluke is based on these events. In 2012 a Southern right whale gave birth to a calf in Sydney Harbour. The mother and calf stayed in the sheltered waters of the city's inlets and bays for several months before heading south to the Antarctic waters. The people of Sydney were entranced by the presence of these whales so close to the city. Since then there have been numerous other sightings of whale calves in Sydney waters, including one which was found nestling next to a boat after being separated from its mother. Lesley Gibbes' text captures the excitement, joy and awe that the presence of these magnificent mammals create among the citizens of Sydney, while Michelle Dawson's tender illustrations bring the character of Fluke and his rich underwater world to life.

The Common Liver Fluke

Fasciola Bepatica L.

Author: E. M. Pantelouris

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483155293

Category: Science

Page: 270

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The Common Liver Fluke: Fasciola hepatica L. emphasizes the biological, physiological, pathological, and ecology and control of the common liver fluke. The book provides a thorough review of the life of the animal, from its bodily structure to where it thrives. Since this animal can also cause disease, both in livestock and humans, a detailed discussion on its control are also provided.

Fluke Print

Author: Jeffery Donaldson

Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill

ISBN: 0889848513

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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Jeffery Donaldson’s Fluke Print reflects on chance occurrences, on quiet, familiar scenes and impressions—prints, if you will—in which ‘Each word’s a wake that, glancing, folds aside / in parting phrases, under a furrowed brow, / then opens into passing stillnesses...’ His is a poetic world in which myth and memory are fitting counterparts to science and knowledge; in which pain, passion, and patience are equally worthy sources of inspiration; in which space and time are relative concepts, illusions of each other, points of intersection on a continuum that is vast and may, in the end, be unknowable. In Fluke Print, Donaldson invites readers to don the mantle of a man filled with questions and doubt, to approach the cagey, skittish muse, to conjugate the moods of selfhood and to seek apprenticeship to a great scholar of being.

The Fluke Illuminator

Author: John M Bennett

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1938521242

Category: Mail art

Page: 74

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Poetry. Art. Mail Art. Collaboration between Michael Peters & John M. Bennett. These Illuminations were created between 2001 and 2015. They could be called Visual Poems or Visual Stories or Art or Totemic Screens, or something else entirely. To create them, something like five "starts"—a few letters or an image or a rubber stamp or some combination thereof—were sent out in the mail (the first nine were done together at an artist's residency), and when these were added to by the receiving collaborator, the same five "Fluke Illuminations" were sent back to the original sender along with five new Fluke "starts." Materials in this overlapping process include alphabetic stamps, graphite pencils, colored pencils, rubber stamps, typewriters, handwriting, newspaper and magazine images, black ink, magic markers, and both acrylic paint and white exterior house paint. The result is a stunningly beautiful body of work that will repay many revisitings. John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and media materials of poetry, visual poetry, and other matters. He writes/creates in English, Spanish, and other languages; is editor and publisher, with his wife, the Fluxus artist C. Mehrl Bennett, of Luna Bisonte Prods, and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at the Ohio state University Libraries. Recent books include LA M AL (2015), VERTICAL SLEEP (2015), MIRRORS MÁSCARAS (2014), THE STICKY SUIT WHIRS: LOS PREOLVIDADOS (2013), OLVIDOS (2013), and BLOCK (2012). Michael Peters is the author of the sound- imaging work VAAST BIN (Calamari Press, 2007) and other assorted language art and sound works. The book VAAST BIN, which is part of a larger Vaast Bin Project, is also available through SPD. As certain as he is uncertain of access to "the real," Peters frequently tests this periphery in the guise of a poet, a visual poet, a fictioneer, and a musician in a variety of old and new media.

Fluke

The Fortuitous Fly

Author: Cindy Graves

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1984542109

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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This is the story of a fly who discovers how to appreciate his place in the world by undergoing great trials and fortuitously finding happiness. As with all the books in the Stories for Children and Their Adults series, this story is written in a delightful, singsong style and can be enjoyed by both children and adults alike, yet it can also be used as a tool to explore deeper issues. Specifically, this story deals with differing perceptions, how expectations can limit manifestations, and how the worst that could happen can become the best that has happened.

The Common Liver Fluke

Fasciola Bepatica L.

Author: E. M. Pantelouris

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483155293

Category: Science

Page: 270

View: 7172

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The Common Liver Fluke: Fasciola hepatica L. emphasizes the biological, physiological, pathological, and ecology and control of the common liver fluke. The book provides a thorough review of the life of the animal, from its bodily structure to where it thrives. Since this animal can also cause disease, both in livestock and humans, a detailed discussion on its control are also provided.

Fluke

Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Large Print Press

ISBN: 9780786259656

Category: Fiction

Page: 543

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A whale researcher's unusual observation of a humpback whale with "Bite Me" scrawled on its tail starts an adventure involving an age-old conspiracy, a megalomaniac undersea ruler, and a bizarre long-distance love affair.

The Giant Liver Fluke, Fascioloides magna: Past, Present and Future Research

Author: Ivica Králová-Hromadová,Ľudmila Juhásová,Eva Bazsalovicsová

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331929508X

Category: Medical

Page: 106

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This monograph presents complex data on Fascioloides magna from all aspects of its research (general information, distribution, spectrum of hosts) and summarizes the latest information on molecular structure of informative genes which were recently applied in resolving taxonomy and biogeography of this veterinary important parasite. The giant liver fluke, Fascioloides magna, is important liver parasite of free-living and domestic ruminants. Due to its biology, distribution, medical impact, and invasive character, this liver fluke attracts attention of wide spectrum of specialists – veterinary doctors, hunters and farmers, as well as scientists. The parasite utilizes wide range of free living and domestic ruminants as definitive hosts, with various pathological impacts ranging from moderate infections towards lethal effects. Fascioloides magna is of North American origin where it occurs in five enzootic regions. It was introduced to Europe along with its deer hosts in 19th century and it has established three permanent natural foci. The giant liver fluke represents an outstanding model for studying the origin, spatial distribution, migratory routs, and invasion processes of introduced species.

Fluke Family Fortune

Book One in the Saga of Maynerd Dumsted

Author: Robert Erickson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595288278

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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First in the Fluke Family series, Fluke Family Fortune sets the stage for the comical misadventures of Maynerd Fluke Dumsted. To afford the love of the beautiful but shrewish Sue Tue, Maynerd Dumsted sets out to follow the clues to the family fortune hidden somewhere in the cursed kingdom of Gnat. A sometimes well-intentioned ghost gnome tags along for laughs, but his selfish machinations often mean more trouble for Maynerd. Other friends join the fun, such as the lovable fire-year-old orphan, Dandy May, who cavorts with dandelion fairies; the head-bashing ogress, Grissel who hates songs sung about her; an ineffectual thousand-year-old madman; a retired clodhopper named Sam Simple and his fun loving mule, Jazibell. A family curse and the grandiose scheme of the brigand King Kryan Kruke to transform him into the new national hero, in order to reunite the four scattered kingdoms of the land of Gnaught, further complicates Maynerd's plans to find the family fortune.

Fluke Family Hero

Book Two in the Saga of Maynerd Dumsted

Author: Robert Erickson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595300057

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Second in the Fluke Family series, "Fluke Family Hero" explores Maynerd Fluke Dumsted's career as the sheriff of his hometown. King Kryan Kruke now rules the Kingdom of Gnat, but he is still up to his old tricks. He schemes to rule the four lands of Gnaught by capitalizing on Maynerd's relationship to the long dead hero, Richard the Brave. The King hopes to springboard that fame to his advantage by transforming Maynerd into the new national hero. The chance arrivals of bad luck Fata Morgana and a young felon named Blacky further complicates Maynerd's efforts to keep the peace, but Fata may hold the keys to his heart. Dumsted town falls into turmoil when the local banker plots to fix the elections for Mayor and Sheriff by kidnapping the incumbents. He intends to sell them to the notorious bandits, the Moola Rude, but the plan goes awry. With Maynerd's only supporters locked in jail, his fate seems sealed. King Kruke has vanished and Scarface, the leader of the Moola Rude, sits on the throne of Gnat. Oh, where is a hero when a kingdom is in such grave need? Maynerd must save his friends and the Kingdom of Gnat from certain destruction by King Scarface or lose everything.

Joanne Fluke's Lake Eden Cookbook

Author: Joanne Fluke

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 075829168X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Joanne Fluke Invites You To Celebrate The Holidays With Hannah Swensen And All The Wonderful Folks Of Lake Eden, At The Annual Cookie Exchange. . .All-New Recipes Included! It's a picture postcard December in Minnesota, and Main Street is brimming with festive holiday decorations. Best of all, it's time for the annual Holiday Cookie Exchange at the Community Center--catered by none other than The Cookie Jar! Gathered together for the delicious event, the Swensen clan and their friends share their favorite juicy tales of Lake Eden--and their favorite scrumptious cookie and luncheon recipes, including: Candy Cane Cookies Heavenly Eggnog Cookies Little Snowballs Merry Berry Cookies Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies Regency Ginger Snaps Norwegian Pizza Razzle Dazzle Champagne Cocktails . . .plus all the recipes from Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder to Carrot Cake Murder. Now you can bring the irresistible flavors of The Cookie Jar into your very own kitchen! "Joanne Fluke is the doyenne of deadly desserts with her deliciously popular Hannah Swensen series." --I>Publishers Weekly

Video Kill

Author: Joanne Fluke

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758289707

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Lights. . .Camera. . . With painstaking care, he "casts" his victims, each woman resembling an Alfred Hitchcock star, each killing echoing six of the legendary director's films. The only clue he leaves behind is a gruesome video of his handiwork. But the Video Killer shoots the death scenes as he believes they should have been done--with total realism. . . Kill! A former actress, Allison Rocca knows her husband, Tony, a screenwriter, has been extra busy lately. And news reporter Katy knows her ex, Chief Detective Sam Ladera, is desperately hunting the Video Killer. Still, each woman senses something unusual about the men's behavior. But as they attempt to find the truth, they unwittingly draw closer to the lens of a calculating madman searching for his next leading lady. . .