THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT

Now in THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT, once again literary detective Robert Borski brings his critical eye and acumen to the wide array of Wolfe's work, from short stories to novellas to mega-book series.

Author: Robert Borski

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595830268

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 154

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Over the years sf and fantasy writer Gene Wolfe has proven himself to be adept at all lengths of fiction. Now in THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT, once again literary detective Robert Borski brings his critical eye and acumen to the wide array of Wolfe's work, from short stories to novellas to mega-book series. Along the way he'll reveal to you the hidden alchemical structure of PEACE, why he thinks Latro and several others may be werewolves, what has happened to the missing twenty-four hours in "Seven American Nights," what Biblical story is retold in the pulpish "Tracking Song," who might or might not be an abo in THE FIFTH HEAD OF CERBERUS, and how to navigate your way through dozens of other lupine mazes-all before concluding with an extended examination of Wolfe's dazzling, if often opaque, BOOK OF THE SHORT SUN.

The Long and the Short of it

This title presents a large retrospective of a leading British modernist poet marking his 75th birthday.

Author: Roy Fisher

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015061185636

Category: Poetry

Page: 398

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This title presents a large retrospective of a leading British modernist poet marking his 75th birthday.

The Long and the Short of It International edition

This is the only book about finance and investment anyone needs, and the one book they must have.

Author: John Kay

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782832690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

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The follies of finance have threatened the stability of the global economy, and the world of finance has become increasingly complex and sophisticated, but also greedy, cynical and self-interested. The Long and the Short of It provides a guide to the complexities of modern finance and explains how to put your finances in the only hands you can confidently trust - your own. In this new, wholly updated edition of The Long and the Short of It, you will learn everything you need to be your own investment manager. You will recognise your investment options, the institutions that try to sell them, and how to distinguish between fact and fiction in what companies say. You will discover the principles of sound investment and the research that supports these principles. Crucially, you will learn a practical investment strategy and how to implement it. Leading economist and hugely successful investor John Kay uses his academic credentials and practical experience to lay out the key principles of investment with characteristic clarity and dry humour. This is the only book about finance and investment anyone needs, and the one book they must have.

The Long and the Short of It

In this book, Andy offers golfing fans a treasure chest of anecdotes and shares his insight and wisdom into the game of golf.

Author: Andy North

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250111203

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Andy North is a two-time United States Open champion, current player on the Senior PGA Tour, and a commentator for ESPN. In this book, Andy offers golfing fans a treasure chest of anecdotes and shares his insight and wisdom into the game of golf. Andy first talks about the pioneers of the game and shares memories of his time with the likes of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Gary Player, and many others. He shares the heartwarming story of his life growing up in Wisconsin and his rise to success on the PGA Tour. He offers advice on how to better understand and play golf. This book has both the drills and games you can play with your children to make golf fun and the games that you as an amateur golfer should play to improve your own game. Finally, Andy talks about the changes facing golf in the coming years and shares his experiences working with his friends at ESPN. The drama, the excitement, and the suspense of professional golf are all captured in this book. Golfers of all ages will enjoy Andy North's unique perspective on golf.

The Long and the Short of it

In print for the very first time, The Long and Short of It collects eight unmissable short stories from the international bestselling Chronicles of St Mary's series.

Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472264305

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In print for the very first time, The Long and Short of It collects eight unmissable short stories from the international bestselling Chronicles of St Mary's series. With introductions plus the brand new short story, A Perfect Storm. When a Child is Born A jump back to 1066 to witness the coronation of William the Conqueror goes slightly astray. Roman Holiday Max and her team become spectacularly involved with Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and a basket of confused asps. Christmas Present An attempt to rescue lost historians involving an enraged pig and Boudicca herself. The Very First Damned Thing From the very beginning of St Mary's. Discover the truth behind Markham s stolen furniture and Professor Rapson s flies. Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings A gun left behind in Ancient Egypt and a race against time to prevent a catastrophe. The Great St Mary's Day Out Hooray! Hooray! It's a happy holiday. For everyone except Max the only one with her mind on the job. My Name is Markham Alfred, the cakes and Mr Markham. The Great British Bake Off it's not!

The Long and the Short of It

With The Long and the Short of It, biologist and writer Jonathan Silvertown offers readers a witty and fascinating tour through the scientific study of longevity and aging.

Author: Jonathan Silvertown

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226072104

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Everything that lives will die. That’s the fundamental fact of life. But not everyone dies at the same age: people vary wildly in their patterns of aging and their life spans—and that variation is nothing compared to what’s found in other animal and plant species. A giant fungus found in Michigan has been alive since the Ice Age, while a dragonfly lives but four months, a mayfly half an hour. What accounts for these variations—and what can we learn from them that might help us understand, or better manage, our own aging? With The Long and the Short of It, biologist and writer Jonathan Silvertown offers readers a witty and fascinating tour through the scientific study of longevity and aging. Dividing his daunting subject by theme—death, life span, aging, heredity, evolution, and more—Silvertown draws on the latest scientific developments to paint a picture of what we know about how life span, senescence, and death vary within and across species. At every turn, he addresses fascinating questions that have far-reaching implications: What causes aging, and what determines the length of an individual life? What changes have caused the average human life span to increase so dramatically—fifteen minutes per hour—in the past two centuries? If evolution favors those who leave the most descendants, why haven’t we evolved to be immortal? The answers to these puzzles and more emerge from close examination of the whole natural history of life span and aging, from fruit flies, nematodes, redwoods, and much more. The Long and the Short of It pairs a perpetually fascinating topic with a wholly engaging writer, and the result is a supremely accessible book that will reward curious readers of all ages.

The Long and the Short of It

Packed with fascinating stories, this is an intriguing guide to the many systems of measurement that make sense of our daily lives, from pounds and parsecs to bushels and barricades.

Author: Graeme Donald

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782436232

Category: Mathematics

Page:

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We've always measured the world around us, from how big things are, to how fast they go, how much they're worth and practically everything in between. But who decided how we do it, and why? The Long and the Short of It takes us back in time to discover the origins and evolution of a huge variety of different units of measurement. On the way it answers such questions as: Why do we measure time in units of 60? How do you determine the height of a mountain when sea level keeps changing? Why did the length of a mile once depend on where you came from? What's the width of a horse's backside got to do with NASA's booster rockets? Packed with fascinating stories, this is an intriguing guide to the many systems of measurement that make sense of our daily lives, from pounds and parsecs to bushels and barricades.

The Long and The Short of It

Gary Wolstenholme has dedicated his life to amateur golf, winning The Amateur Championship twice and becoming Great Britain and Ireland's leading point scorer in the Walker Cup.

Author: Gary Wolstenholme

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781843589891

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Gary Wolstenholme has dedicated his life to amateur golf, winning The Amateur Championship twice and becoming Great Britain and Ireland's leading point scorer in the Walker Cup. He has recently turned professional and intends to play on the European Seniors Tour. He lives near Morecambe.

The Long and Short of It

Uses different animals to introduce the concept of size, comparing, for example, the length of a ring-tailed lemur's tail with that of a Boston terrier.

Author: Cheryl Nathan

Publisher: Troll Communications

ISBN: 0816756090

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Uses different animals to introduce the concept of size, comparing, for example, the length of a ring-tailed lemur's tail with that of a Boston terrier.

The Long and Short of It

The book is at pains to describe the reality of living where human beings encounter huge, existential problems such as incarceration, persecution and even apparent death in two of the stories.

Author: Cedric Paul Foster

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789019742

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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The Long and the Short of It is a collection of short stories that offer honest impressions of life, the difficulties and the tragedies of it. The book is at pains to describe the reality of living where human beings encounter huge, existential problems such as incarceration, persecution and even apparent death in two of the stories.

Long and Short Haul

But it is obvious that , in some cases , when there is water competition at leading
points , it may be impossible to make ... taken in America on the question of
whether or not a rigid long - and - shorthaul clause is a sound governmental
policy .

Author: United States. U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on interstate commerce

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110728149

Category:

Page: 423

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Long and Short Haul

I believe that Congress was in earnest when it gave that expression of its policy . I
know it was in earnest when it created the Inland Waterways Corporation and
placed upon it the necessity and the duty of enforcing this thing . Now as long as
it ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate Commerce

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:0008872754A

Category: Inland navigation

Page: 483

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Long and short Haul on Railroads

Well , that is quite a long ways removed , is it not , when they enjoined the
railroad company from operating engines because they frightened the mules ,
and now they levy a tribute upon the interior of the country in order to make up
the lack of ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate Commerce

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HB4DA0

Category:

Page:

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The Long and the Short of It

This book provides a guide to the complexities of modern finance.

Author: John Kay

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782832683

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 183

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This book provides a guide to the complexities of modern finance. It describes the basics of investment and the sophisticated innovations of the modern financial system. It explains how the follies of finance have threatened the stability of the world economy, and describes an environment that is complex and sophisticated, but greedy, cynical and self-interested. This book explains how to put your finances in the only hands you can confidently trust - your own. Readers will learn everything they need to be their own investment manager. They will recognise their investment options, the institutions that try to sell them, and how to distinguish between fact and fiction in what companies say. They will discover the principles of sound investment and the research that supports these principles. Crucially, they will learn a practical investment strategy and how to implement it. Leading economist and hugely successful investor John Kay uses his academic credentials and practical experience to lay out the key principles of investment with characteristic clarity and dry humour. This is the only book about finance and investment anyone needs, and the one book they must have.

Long and Short Haul by Common Carriers

Where there are two railroads between two points , it is a question of policy upon
which my mind is not quite made up . Senator POINDEXTER . We have six
transcontinental rail lines coming into Spokane , and some of them are short lines
and ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate Commerce

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5160776

Category: Railroads

Page: 299

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Considers legislation to prohibit variations in common carriers' long and short haul rates.

Long and Short of It

Uses different animals to introduce the concept of size, comparing, for example, the length of a ring-tailed lemur's tail with that of a Boston terrier.

Author: Cheryl Nathan

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 0613182634

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page:

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Uses different animals to introduce the concept of size, comparing, for example, the length of a ring-tailed lemur's tail with that of a Boston terrier.