Compass Points

... debilitation by taking her own life) and the other hand had been bitten again in 1951 to the point of immobility. ... like Gunther Gebel-Williams— another contemporary of his son, Elvin, in later productions of 84 Compass POINTS.

Author: Edward Hoagland

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307425331

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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In a luminous memoir of a life richly lived, one of America’s finest writers explores the themes that have shaped his life and work: the glories of the natural world, the lure of working for a circus and fighting forest fires, the afflictions of temporary blindness and blocked speech, and the enduring influence of literary friendships, including John Berryman’s, Edward Abbey’s, and his mentor, Archibald MacLeish. From his childhood in rural Connecticut to some of the earth’s last remaining wildernesses, Hoagland has traveled the world wielding his unusual gift for observation. In Compass Points he delivers an honest and lively accounting of his voyages through two marriages; the New York parties he attended as a precocious young writer; Vermont hippiedom and academia; his many vivid sojourns into Europe, Alaska, British Columbia, the Sudan; and, perhaps most unforgettably, his stint in the “Animal Department” of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus fifty years ago. Leavened with Hoagland’s trademark humor and insight, Compass Points is an entertaining and moving account of the days and nights of one of our most eminent literary voices.

Compass Points

And don't be afraid to include these stories in your dialogue to illustratea point. * * * Compass Points: Creating Meaningful Dialogue, with Suzanne Ruthven, author ofthe novels Whittlewood and The Wild Horseman, together with the ...

Author: Suzanne Ruthven

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782795292

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 97

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Poor dialogue is one of the main reasons for a publisher’s reader glazing over when reading a first-time novel, where the author has seen fit to include every superfluous utterance of every-day speech. The purpose of dialogue is to move the story along and to give added dimension to the characters through what they say, and often think. Creating Meaningful Dialogue helps to get rid of the dross from your typescript and retain the gold in the story. Try to incorporate the exercises given at the end of each chapter into your own writing where appropriate and see how it improves the flow of the dialogue by making the characters come alive. With added input from publishers and publisher’s readers, this book is invaluable for all would-be novelists and fiction writers.

Compass Points

At that time, I was sufiering from a serious attack of sciatica; not to put too fine a point on it, I was leaning like the Tower of Pisa. As was the custom of the day, one was expected to genuflect when introduced to the pope.

Author: Robert Chodos

Publisher: Between The Lines

ISBN: 9781896357324

Category: Transportation

Page: 408

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Compass Points is a radical new history of the twentieth century. Each section, organized by decade, grapples with crucial developments in politics, economics, society and culture--in Canada and abroad. Featuring 107 original essays, Compass Points is an ideal guide for both students and the general reader. A timely resource for those looking to get a fix on the past and find their bearings for the future.

The Seventh Compass Point of Death

“By phone?” “No, it's a new app. A Qibla Compass. GPS. It always points to Mecca. See?” He showed me a ring of 28 arrowed symbols. “You just count seven points from here,” he said, “it The Seventh Compass Point Of Death 74.

Author: Richard Sanders

Publisher: Richard Sanders

ISBN: 9781453615515

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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THE LIT-CRIT TAKE: A character-driven thriller, centering on the themes of terrorism, understanding and hope. THE PURE PLOT PITCH: Here's bad day: Guy sets out to rob a bank but ends up pulling a carjacking, and when he's arrested a body is found in the trunk. The victim is a Sunni community leader, and why was he killed? Who killed him? The search for answers takes me into the homegrown Islamic underground, into plots, counterplots, deceptions and love affairs, all leading to an attack on a major NYC landmark.

Geometric Constructions

a compass point with a compass point as center. A number a is a compass number if (x, 0) is a compass point. ... Analogous to Theorem 2.2, the points of intersection of two compass circles are quickly seen to be compass points.

Author: George E. Martin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461206293

Category: Mathematics

Page: 206

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Geometric constructions have been a popular part of mathematics throughout history. The first chapter here is informal and starts from scratch, introducing all the geometric constructions from high school that have been forgotten or were never learned. The second chapter formalises Plato's game, and examines problems from antiquity such as the impossibility of trisecting an arbitrary angle. After that, variations on Plato's theme are explored: using only a ruler, a compass, toothpicks, a ruler and dividers, a marked rule, or a tomahawk, ending in a chapter on geometric constructions by paperfolding. The author writes in a charming style and nicely intersperses history and philosophy within the mathematics, teaching a little geometry and a little algebra along the way. This is as much an algebra book as it is a geometry book, yet since all the algebra and geometry needed is developed within the text, very little mathematical background is required. This text has been class tested for several semesters with a master's level class for secondary teachers.

Eight Points of the Compass

... them to discover answers from within themselves than to tell them the answer with an attached exclamation point. ... successful life that are set in stone and as unchanging as the points of a compass; • Parents need to teach them to ...

Author: Don Levin

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467843210

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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Why are so many people wandering aimlessly through life? Why has there been such a shift in values from generation to generation? Facing imminent mobilization during the first Persian Gulf War, a father was faced with these questions as well as the challenge of who would teach his children the attributes that he most valued and wished to pass on to their generation. In Eight Points of the Compass the attributes of Integrity (True North), Gratitude, Character, Balance, Commitment, Abundance, Vision, and Relationships are presented in anecdotal fashion so as to make them a lasting and timeless legacy of direction and wisdom for each succeeding generation. A must read for every parent. Chris Sorensen, author of The Greatest Discovery

Social Studies STD 4

Part 2 : Guide to Topics Unit 1 Physical Environment Eight compass points Specific objectives By the end of this sub - topic , the learner should be able to : ( a ) name the eight compass points ( b ) draw the eight compass points ( c ) ...


Publisher: East African Publishers

ISBN: 996625370X



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Next Games Compass Point West

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Author: Tom Waltz

Publisher: IDW Publishing


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 15

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Based on Compass Point: West™, a visually stunning 3D action strategy game from Next Games set in the Wild West, IDW Publishing presents Compass Point: West #0, a free digital comic containing two rootin' tootin' and six-gun shootin' tales that introduce the game's rich story, fun line of characters, and colorful world! Written by Tom Waltz (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) with art by exciting newcomer Philip Murphy!

Longman Atlas

MAP SKILLS Direction Direction and points of the compass 2010 310 4101 10 510 320 330 10 210 NNW Nby w 310 NWbyN 20 ... To find out , an accurate way of giving the direction from one place to another is required : compass directions .

Author: Pearson Education Asia Pte. Ltd

Publisher: Pearson Education South Asia

ISBN: 9814098590

Category: Atlases

Page: 170

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The Sailor s Horn book for the Law of Storms

THE WIND - POINTS AND COMPASS - POINTS.- This subject of the bearing of the centre leads me to remark here that the sailor will often find himself puzzled , at first , by the difference between the WIND - CIRCLE - POINTS on our Card ...

Author: Henry Piddington


ISBN: NYPL:33433069082083

Category: Storms

Page: 408

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The names of the thirty-two compass points and all of the quarter points. that twenty-four quarter points have two names, either of which is correct Detroit's Genial so == o and Most Popular - Yachtsman.





Page: 388

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American Practical Navigator

divided into half - points and quarter - points . The system of numbering the degrees from 0 ° to 360 ° , always increasing toward the right , is shown in figure 7 . Compass points . — The four principal points are called cardinal ...



ISBN: UOM:39015017576029

Category: Nautical astronomy


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The Theory and Practice of Seamanship

The red light is visible over an arc of 10 points , so that the ship ' X ' could be rotated through 10 points to the right ... with the name of the nearest cardi081 FIGURE 14.10 ( A ) COMPASS POINTS IN THREE - 331 THE SAFETY OF NAVIGATION.

Author: Graham Danton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415153727

Category: Science

Page: 522

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Navigation Dictionary

The direction north as indicated by a magnetic compass ; the reference direction for measurement of compass directions . compass points . The 32 divisions of a compass , at intervals of 1114 ° . Each division is further divided into ...

Author: United States. Hydrographic Office


ISBN: MINN:31951D037440975

Category: Naval art and science

Page: 253

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Special Publication

Deviation ( d ) is the amount by which the ship's compass points to one side or the other of magnetic north . It is east , or plus , if the compass points east of magnetic north and west , or minus , if it points west of magnetic north ...



ISBN: IND:30000131985040

Category: Coasts


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Compass Points

No problem. God in the mundane? That’s a bit harder. In Compass Points, best-selling Ignatian spirituality author and beloved speaker Margaret Silf leads us to discover God beyond the grandiose and to find the Divine in our daily lives.

Author: Margaret Silf

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 0829429514

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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You can find God as easily at the car wash as you can at the cathedral. For many Christians, it’s relatively effortless to experience God in special places, such as a church or a mountaintop; or at special times, such as the birth of a child or the wedding of two people deeply in love. But it can be quite a challenge for us to meet God in the most ordinary of places, in the most ordinary of times. God in the magnificent? No problem. God in the mundane? That’s a bit harder. In Compass Points, best-selling Ignatian spirituality author and beloved speaker Margaret Silf leads us to discover God beyond the grandiose and to find the Divine in our daily lives. Through short but powerful meditations and vignettes based on her own authentic spiritual experiences, Silf reveals the interior process of Ignatian mindfulness—of which a core tenet is that God can be found in all things. By joining Silf on her journey through real life in the real world, readers will have their own eyes, minds, and hearts opened to the Divine experience and will come to more fully recognize God’s active, abiding presence in everything that they see and do.

Special Publications

two kinds of compasses in use - namely , the magnetic compass which is actuated by the earth's magnetism and the ... Midway between the cardinal points are the intercardinal points northeast , southeast , southwest , and northwest .

Author: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey


ISBN: UCAL:$B561841

Category: Geodesy


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Tide and Current Glossary

The first is subject to certain errors known as the variation and deviation of the compass and may also be affected by other ... The four principal points of the compassnorth , east , south , and west , are called the cardinal points .

Author: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey


ISBN: UCAL:B4235813

Category: Ocean currents

Page: 40

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The Caribbean Environment for CSEC Geography

You should use the compass points to give the general direction of an irregular line, such as a coastline, a winding road, or a river. A bearing is measured in degrees. It gives a more precise description than a compass point.

Author: Mark Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 9780198395652

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


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The Caribbean Environment has been fully revised with a wealth of new topical case study material to match the latest syllabus. Completely up to date, it is the most comprehensive and accessible resource for CSEC geography. It contains questions, mapwork skills and activities, clear explanations, high-quality informative photographs and diagrams. Additional digital resources offer further support as students make progress in their programme of study.

Compass Points For Daily Living

The stories in Compass Points for Daily Living consist mostly of events experienced by the author or acquaintances, and fit comfortably in everyday life. All of us need encouragement to deal with problems each day of our lives.

Author: A. Leroy Brown

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449714358

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

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Compass Points for Daily Living is a collection of articles centered on Scriptures from the Holy Bible. It is designed as a reading for each day of the year. The articles were intended to give readers strength and encouragement when faced with life’s trials and victories. The Scriptures assigned to each reading were selected to fit the Christian of the twenty-first century, even though written in the distant past. Your daily walk will be enriched by the down-to-earth episodes reflected in each article. The stories in Compass Points for Daily Living consist mostly of events experienced by the author or acquaintances, and fit comfortably in everyday life. All of us need encouragement to deal with problems each day of our lives. You will find these interesting articles speaking to you in your daily walk.