The ultimate story of The Killers' rise from Las Vegas croupiers to million selling global superstars headlining festivals throughout the world.
Author: Mark Beaumont
Publisher: Omnibus Press
The ultimate story of The Killers' rise from Las Vegas croupiers to million selling global superstars headlining festivals throughout the world. Featuring interview transcripts with the band as well as new interviews with them and those around them right up to their new album Battle Born.
The ultimate Sin City sensations, this is the story of how The Killers slayed the world.
Author: Mark Beaumont
Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books
Days & Ages, the most in-depth and up-to-date biography of The Killers yet, traces their journey from their emergence as the Best British Band From America with Mr Brightside and their 2004 debut Hot Fuss through a decade of driving ambition, immaculate style and unbeatable synth-rock melodies to their current standing, after 2012's Battle Born, as the Best American Band From America, feted by their heroes from Bono to Elton John, Neil Tennant to Bruce Springsteen. Through first-hand interviews with their closest associates, famous tour-mates and the band themselves, it explores their heartaches and triumphs, their most intense tours and productive hiatuses, their biggest tunes and brightest dreams made stadium-sized reality. The ultimate Sin City sensations, this is the story of how The Killers slayed the world.
Weaning and Interbirth Intervals Precise age at weaning is not known , but killer
whale infants begin taking solid food at a ... 5 ) . sured using hormone levels ,
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Author: Janet Mann
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"Part review, part testament to extraordinary dedication, and part call to get involved, Cetacean Societies highlights the achievements of behavioral ecologists inspired by the challenges of cetaceans and committed to the exploration of a new world."—from the preface by Richard Wrangham Long-lived, slow to reproduce, and often hidden beneath the water's surface, whales and dolphins (cetaceans) have remained elusive subjects for scientific study even though they have fascinated humans for centuries. Until recently, much of what we knew about cetaceans came from commercial sources such as whalers and trainers for dolphin acts. Innovative research methods and persistent efforts, however, have begun to penetrate the depths to reveal tantalizing glimpses of the lives of these mammals in their natural habitats. Cetacean Societies presents the first comprehensive synthesis and review of these new studies. Groups of chapters focus on the history of cetacean behavioral research and methodology; state-of-the-art reviews of information on four of the most-studied species: bottlenose dolphins, killer whales, sperm whales, and humpback whales; and summaries of major topics, including group living, male and female reproductive strategies, communication, and conservation drawn from comparative research on a wide range of species. Written by some of the world's leading cetacean scientists, this landmark volume will benefit not just students of cetology but also researchers in other areas of behavioral and conservation ecology as well as anyone with a serious interest in the world of whales and dolphins. Contributors are Robin Baird, Phillip Clapham, Jenny Christal, Richard Connor, Janet Mann, Andrew Read, Randall Reeves, Amy Samuels, Peter Tyack, Linda Weilgart, Hal Whitehead, Randall S. Wells, and Richard Wrangham.
Throughout the Middle Ages the old Julian calendar was in use in Britain and
Europe. ... were riots in the streets because the calendar suddenly jumped
eleven days forward and people thought their lives had been shortened by
Author: Karen Maitland
Publisher: Penguin UK
'A richly evocative page-turner ... with a disturbing final twist worthy of a master of the spine-tingler, such as Henry James' Daily Express England, 1321. Deep in the heart of countryside lies an isolated village governed by a sinister regime of Owl Masters - theirs is a pagan world of terror and blackmail, where neighbour denounces neighbour and sin is punishable by murder. This dark status quo is disturbed by the arrival of a house of religious women, who establish a community outside the village. Why do their crops succeed when village crops fail; their cattle survive despite the plague? But petty jealousy turns deadly when the women give refuge to a young martyr. For she dies a gruesome death after spitting the sacramental host into flames that can't burn it - what magic is this? Or is the martyr now a saint and the host a holy relic? Accusations of witchcraft and heresy run rife while the Owl Masters rain down hellfire and torment on the women, who must look to their faith to save them from the lengthening shadow of Evil ... a shadow with predatory, terrifying talons. Karen Maitland lives in Lincolnshire and is the author of The White Room, which won an Author's Club Best First Novel Award, and Company of Liars, published to outstanding critical acclaim in 2008.
The next day Louise and I have breakfast together and discuss what to do next. I
agree to start ... A few weeks later, on the Open day, James will reappear with a
bandaged wrist, so that he will not have to be able to hit any golf balls. The plan
Author: John Sherress
European Tour Golf Professional Stuart Ryan has a life-changing experience when he misses the putt that would have secured his place on the Tour for another year. Soon Stuart is caught up as a suspect in a murder investigation where he finds love in the most unexpected of places. A cast iron alibi seems to have saved the day and got him off of the hook. However, fate decrees that he is going to be thrown into a web of murder and corruption. Death stalks him wherever he goes and he even begins to doubt his own sanity when a long forgotten dark secret returns to haunt him and forces him to wonder about his innocence. All of the action is set against the gentle back drop of the world of golf that is shaken to its roots by the series of mysterious deaths. The fast-moving action stretches from leafy Surrey in England to the world of corporate giants in New Jersey, America, and back again as it gathers pace, climaxing in a murderous conclusion.
... the Rat Ages when rats had big brains and humans had little tiny brains. For
hunreds, maybe thousands of years, big brain rats ran the show. But we have no
way a knowin' how long cause rats don't keep track a time. In those days humans
Author: Leslie Peter Wulff
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
Sixteen-year-old Walt thinks he’s left his problems behind him when he runs away from a broken home to live with his eccentric uncle. The simple, semi-rural, semi-anti-social lifestyle seems at first to be exactly what Walt wants, but he soon learns his new life isn’t just about ditching school and drinking beer with his friends. Uncle Brucker is a Rat Killer; a tireless rat tracker, an expert in rat lore, a speaker of the rat language, and a decorated veteran of two bloody uprisings. His uncle begins to train Walt in the ways of rat killing, and explains to his nephew the ancient and bloody history of men and rats. Before the rise of men, he says, rats ruled the earth. They’ve been hiding in another dimension ever since they were kicked out by humanity, planning to retake the planet. In the middle of Walt’s training, Uncle Brucker is called away by mysterious men from the government. When he fails to return from his mission, Walt discovers a portal to the rat dimension and realizes he must travel alone to Rat Land to save his uncle. Perhaps the most unusual dark fantasy debut of the year, Uncle Brucker the Rat Killer is a surreal exploration of honor, duty, and inter-dimensional genocide.
an absolute, supreme trust in his own abilities, and in the early days of production
, Todd always makes his day. Unapproved. Overages. Miraculously, we are
reaching the two-thirds-done mark of production and everything seems to be
Author: Christine Vachon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A behind-the-scenes memoir about taking risks and maintaining credibility in today's independent film arena, written by the woman producer of Boys Don't Cry and Far from Heaven, describes her first two decades in the industry, her controversial decisions, and her observations about the clash between the film worlds of New York and Hollywood.
After introducing the young workers , we sat at the nest entrances day after day to
record the ages at which workers began foraging , since the change from within -
nest duties to the outside task of foraging is the principal work change that ...
Author: Mark L. Winston
Discusses the history and habits of Africanized bees, and discusses the impact of their arrival in North America
MOST DAYS DENNY DIDN'T mind his job. He grumbled ... All the same, if he
collected his deliveries early, on a good day he could be finished by the end of
the morning. ... He might be expected to hang around for ages, answering
Author: Leigh Russell
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
‘UNMISSABLE’ – LEE CHILD * ‘BRILLIANT’ – JEFFERY DEAVER * ‘A RARE TALENT’ – DAILY MAIL Caroline's husband is killed, but she can’t turn to the police without implicating herself in his murder. When one of her 10-year-old twins is kidnapped, the desperate mother is forced to resort to drastic measures to get him back. As time runs out, Geraldine realises she has a secret that might just help solve the case, but the truth could destroy her career. Faced with the unenviable decision of protecting herself or the widow she barely knows, Geraldine must grapple with her conscience and do the right thing before the death count mounts any further. ‘Her previous six novels featuring DI Geraldine Steel marked her out as a rare talent, and this seventh underlines it’ – Daily Mail For fans of Angela Marsons, Helen Durrant and Rachel Abbott Look out for more DI Geraldine Steel investigations in Cut Short, Road Closed, Dead End, Death Bed, Stop Dead, Fatal Act, Killer Plan, Murder Ring, Deadly Alibi, Class Murder and Death Rope Don't miss the DI Ian Peterson series: Cold Sacrifice, Race to Death and Blood Axe
But he died a perfect Christian, armed with the sacraments of the church (
penance and last rites) and after pardoning his killer. His apparitions begin three
to five days following his death, and the person to whom he appears is his young
Author: Jean-Claude Schmitt
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Using many different medieval texts, Schmitt examines medieval religious culture and the significance of the widespread belief in ghosts, asking who returned, to whom, from where, in what form, and why. Through this vivid study, we can see the ways in which the dead and the living related to each other. Schmitt focuses on everyday ghosts - recently departed ordinary people who were a part of the complex social world of the living. Schmitt argues that beliefs and the imaginary depend above all on the structures and functioning of society and culture, and he shows how the Christian culture of the Middle Ages enlarged the notion of ghosts and created many opportunities for the dead to appear. Schmitt also points out that the church happily proliferated ghost stories as a way to promote the liturgy of the dead, to develop pious sentiments among parishioners, and to solicit alms on behalf of a relative or friend's salvation.
'Happy days.' 'You don't look happy.' 'I'm not. This is a major case now. DCI
involved. Super on the prowl. All the way up to the Chief Constable. We don't
have that many ... It's been ages since I've had a good flirt.' 'Me too,' he said,
looking at ...
Author: Lee Martin
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
When Queenies death brings the Doyle empire crashing down, the sisters grow apart, -- each taking a different path in life. Then Sharon's world is shattered when her husband, Monty, dies in mysterious circumstances. But is it an accident or murder? As the Doyle sisters pull together to find out what really happened to Monty they enter a world of drugs, dirty money and clean guns, risking their own safety to deal out their own brand of justice. Because, when someone harms the Doyles, they soon realise that these sisters fight as one. After all, blood is thicker than water...
Two days ago, Emily would've been the first to agree with her, but now she stifled
a yawn and said, “I think I'll be turning in.” “So soon?” Kyle asked with oily ...
Graham's death had aged her dramatically. “Thank God,” Kyle said, the minute
Author: Laura Levine
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Wordsmith Jaine Austen's ship has finally come in. Her new teaching gig on a fancy cruise line nabs her a free vacation--and access to a 24-hour buffet! But sooner than you can say "bon voyage," Jaine's all-expenses-paid trip to the Mexican Riviera seems destined to be a wreck. . . Things are already off to a rocky start when Jaine discovers a stowaway amidst her luggage--her persnickety cat Prozac. Jaine's sinking sensation grows stronger at dinner, where she meets chatty Emily Pritchard, a wealthy seventy-year-old who's traveling with her two nephews. Jaine can't help noticing the tension among them, especially when the cruise's charming--and sleazy--British dancer, Graham, whisks Emily out onto the dance floor. Soon Emily is accepting Graham's invitations to every social event on the ship. Two nights later the bubbly couple announces their engagement, but the news is quickly overshadowed the next morning by the discovery of Graham's body with an ice pick protruding from his chest. . . Between hiding a furry fugitive, flirting with Emily's nephew Robbie, and baiting the hook for a clever murderer, Jaine is about to dive into her most dangerous case yet. . .
“I don't think she had eaten anything for days,” he said. “She told me she was
eating, even ... She battled it for ages. But she had it under control for the ... Was
she exercising vigorously?” “Night and day, trying to get ready for tomorrow's
Author: G. A. McKevett
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
In a world where stick-thin women adorn fashion magazines and silver screens, plus-sized private eye Savannah Reid is grateful for the wild success--and fabulous fashion tips--of full-figured model Cait Connor. When Cait is found dead after months of extreme dieting, everyone assumes the risky regimen did her in. But then a second full-figured model meets an untimely end, and it's time to weigh the facts. . .and search for suspects. At first it seems that Cait's death is a clear case of dieting run amok. As the new spokesperson for Wentworth's Slenda Flakes, Cait needed to lose thirty pounds in sixty days and apparently died trying. It all seems cut and dried until Kameeka Wills, another plus model working--and starving--for Wentworth, is killed by a hit-and-run driver while jogging at four a.m. Now Savannah's really suspicious, and determined to avenge her curvaceous sisters. . .even if it means going undercover for the camera. There are more models on the Slenda Flakes campaign who could be at risk, and enough suspects to keep Savannah hopping. But she's determined to satisfy her craving for justice--before a cunning killer strikes again. . .