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Discovering that a friend and fellow game warden has committed suicide, Joe Pickett is assigned to the man's district in Jackson, Wyoming, and becomes a pawn in a struggle between environmental extremists and their powerful adversaries. Reprint.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: C. J. Box
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2006
File: 310 Pages
ISBN-13: 0425209458

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Few constitutional disputes maintain as powerful a grip on the public mind as the battle over the Second Amendment. The National Rifle Association and gun-control groups struggle unceasingly over a piece of the political landscape that no candidate for the presidency--and few for Congress--can afford to ignore. But who's right? Will it ever be possible to settle the argument? In Out of Range, one of the nation's leading legal scholars takes a calm, objective look at this bitter debate. Mark V. Tushnet brings to this book a deep expertise in the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the role of the law in American life. He breaks down the different positions on the Second Amendment, showing that it is a mistake to stereotype them. Tushnet's exploration is honest and nuanced; he finds the constitutional arguments finely balanced, which is one reason the debate has raged for so long. Along the way, he examines various experiments in public policy, from both sides, and finds little clear evidence for the practical effectiveness of any approach to gun safety and prosecution. Of course, he notes, most advocates of the right to keep and bear arms agree that it should be subject to reasonable regulation. Ultimately, Tushnet argues, our view of the Second Amendment reflects our sense of ourselves as a people. The answer to the debate will not be found in any holy writ, but in our values and our vision of the nation. This compact, incisive examination offers an honest and thoughtful guide to both sides of the argument, pointing the way to solutions that could calm, if not settle, this bitter dispute.

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Genre: Law
Author: Mark V. Tushnet
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2007-09-05
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 019981371X

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From the creator of the hit television series Without a Trace, Hank Steinberg's Out of Range is an action-packed thriller in which a husband searches for his missing wife—a hunt that leads him into a dangerous world of international espionage. Six years ago in Uzbekistan, journalist Charlie Davis was wounded when the government fired on a group of protestors he was covering on assignment. He and his pregnant wife, Julie, barely escaped with their lives. On a trip to Disneyland with their children, Julie vanishes. As Charlie soon discovers, this isn’t a random abduction. The further he goes to find her, the more it becomes clear that Julie isn’t quite the person she seems to be. She’s been harboring dark secrets that have come back to terrorize them all. Out of Range is a scintillating tale, full of twists and surprises that will keep you guessing until the final page.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Hank Steinberg
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2013-05-21
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062080547

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Who'd be mad enough to go travelling to some of the most isolated places in the world in a beaten-up old truck? Meet John 'Roothy' Rooth, Australia's best-known bush mechanic. In a country where a little trip is thousands of kilometres and a busy place means someone's been there before, you'll smell the dust, the rain and the diesel on every page. This is the story of one man's love for his country, his old Toyota called 'Milo' and some of the more incredible adventures they've shared. Out of Range takes you on seven of the most iconic four-wheel drive trips in Australia. With Roothy as your guide, you'll find sandy deserts to cross, snowy mountains to climb, crocodile swamps to plunge through and sun-drenched beaches to soak up. And if up one of those remote tracks you spot an old green truck and a bearded bunyip of a bloke banging out a busted bearing, pull over and say 'g'day'. You'll cop a big grin, and then he'll probably bite you for a beer...

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Genre: Australia
Author: John Rooth
Publisher: Random House Australia
Release: 2018-10-29
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780143783954

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Anyone who works with the vascular plants of Iowa—researchers, conservationists, teachers, agricultural specialists, horticulturists, gardeners, and so on—and those who are simply interested in knowing more about the state's plants have long felt a need for a comprehensive flora of Iowa. This meticulously researched volume is a giant first step toward such a flora. This book consists of an extended essay on the natural history of the vascular plants of Iowa, a discussion of their origins, a description of the state's natural regions, and a painstakingly annotated checklist of Iowa vascular plants. The data, which apply to over 150 years, took more than 15 years to collect. All known vascular plants that grow and persist in Iowa without cultivation are included in the checklist. These are native plants, primarily, but a large number of introduced species have become established throughout the state. Also included are Iowa's major crop plants and some of its common garden plants. The lengthy checklist provides an accurate and up-to-date listing of species names and common names, synonyms, distribution, habitat, abundance, and origin; county names are given for very rare species, and the most complete information has been provided for all rare plants and troublesome species. The wealth of information is this well-organized, practical volume—which describes more than two thousand species from Adiantum pedatum, the northern maidenhair fern of moist woods and rocky slopes, to Zannichellia palustris, the horned pondweed of shallow marshes and coldwater streams—makes it possible to identify Iowa plants correctly. All midwesterners will want to own a copy of The Vascular Plants of Iowa.

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Genre: Nature
Author: Lawrence J. Eilers
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Release: 1994-11-01
File: 319 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781587290572

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It's 1873. Gore-Tex shells and aluminum climbing gear are a century away, but the high mountains still demand your attention. Imagine the stone in your hands and thousands of feet of open air below you, with only a wool jacket to weather a storm and no rope to catch a fall. Daniel Arnold did more than imagine he spent three years retracing the steps of his climbing forefathers, and in Early Days in the Range of Light, he tells their riveting stories. From 1864 to 1931, the Sierra Nevada witnessed some of the most audacious climbing of all time. In the spirit of his predecessors, Arnold carried only rudimentary equipment no ropes, no harness, no specialized climbing shoes. Sometimes he left his backpack and sleeping bag behind as well, and, like John Muir, traveled for days with only a few pounds of food rolled into a sack slung over his shoulder. In an artful blend of history, biography, nature, and adventure writing, Arnold brings to life the journeys and the terrain traveled. In the process he uncovers the motivations that drove an extraordinary group of individuals to risk so much for airy summits and close contact with bare stone and snow.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Daniel Arnold
Publisher: Catapult
Release: 2009-09-09
File: 433 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781582436555

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The #1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more. Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award “The most important business—and parenting—book of the year.” —Forbes “Urgent and important. . . an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance.” —Daniel H. Pink “So much crucial and revelatory information about performance, success, and education.” —Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet “As David Epstein shows us, cultivating range prepares us for the wickedly unanticipated… a well-supported and smoothly written case on behalf of breadth and late starts.” —Wall Street Journal Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you’ll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule. David Epstein examined the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields—especially those that are complex and unpredictable—generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They’re also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see. Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range makes a compelling case for actively cultivating inefficiency. Failing a test is the best way to learn. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: David Epstein
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2019-05-28
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780735214491

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Scaling Procedures: Issues and Applications examines the issues involved in developing and validating multi-item self-report scales of latent constructs. Distinguished researchers and award-winning educators Richard G. Netemeyer, William O. Bearden, and Subhash Sharma present a four-step approach for multi-indicator scale development. With these steps, the authors include relevant empirical examples and a review of the concepts of dimensionality, reliability, and validity. Scaling Procedures: Issues and Applications supplies cutting-edge strategies for developing and refining measures. Providing concise chapter introductions and summaries, as well as numerous tables, figures, and exhibits, the authors present recommended steps and overlapping activities in a logical, sequential progression.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Richard G. Netemeyer
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2003-03-12
File: 206 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780761920274

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"This book features a comprehensive review of advances in medical visualization and human-computer interaction. It investigates the human roles during a visualization process, specifically motivation-based design, user-based design, and perception-and-cognitive-based design. It also provides real-world examples and insight into the analytical and architectural aspects of user centered design"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Dong, Feng
Publisher: IGI Global
Release: 2008-05-30
File: 434 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781599047799

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The Southwest, as considered in this publication, is a geographical region including all of Arizona and New Mexico. Some discussion of erosion conditions and corrective practices in use in Utah and western Colorado are also included. The whole area is a region of range lands and irrigated farming lands designated, for administrative purposes, Region 8 of the Soil Conservation Service.

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Genre: Agriculture
Author: E. M. Rowalt
Publisher:
Release: 1939
File: 51 Pages
ISBN-13: UIUC:30112019311320

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