The Flock

Author: James Robert Smith

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429985505

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4409

A remote Florida swamp has been targeted for theme-park development, and the swamp's inhabitants are none too happy. It doesn't help that the residents are a colony of intelligent, prehistoric, dinosaur-like birds. This flock of beasts has escaped the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs, relying on stealth, cunning, and killer instinct. The creatures have been living in secret, just outside our developed world. As the developers push to have the recently-discovered animals exterminated, a billionaire rogue environmentalist step in to protect these rare, predatory creatures. A naïve young Fish and Wildlife officer finds himself caught in between these two incredibly powerful forces, and may find out the hard way that man is the most dangerous predator of them all . . . The Flock is a contemporary eco-thriller about what can happen when man violates nature, and when nature fights back. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Author: Wendy Delsol

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763660108

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 394

View: 3551

Katla's hopes of dodging unfinished business during her senior year are dashed by the arrival of two "Icelandic exchange students," Marik and Jinky, who have come to collect Katla's frail baby sister and take her to the water queen.

The Flock

The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality

Author: Joan Frances Casey,Lynn Wilson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1101969180

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 5567

The groundbreaking first-person account of successful recovery from dissociative identity disorder, now featuring a new preface by the author When Joan Frances Casey, a married twenty-six-year-old graduate student, “awoke” on the ledge of a building ready to jump, it wasn’t the first time she couldn’t explain her whereabouts. Soon after, Lynn Wilson, an experienced psychiatric social worker, diagnosed Joan with multiple personality disorder. She prescribed a radical program of reparenting therapy to individually treat her patient’s twenty-four separate personalities. As Lynn came to know Joan’s distinct selves—Josie, the self-destructive toddler; Rusty, the motherless boy; Renee, the people pleaser—she uncovered a pattern of emotional and physical abuse that had nearly consumed a remarkable young woman. Praise for The Flock “A testimony to [Casey’s] courage and the dedication of her therapist, who believed that a profoundly fragmented self has the capacity to heal within a loving therapeutic relationship.”—The New York Times Book Review “Absolutely mesmerizing . . . the first coherent autobiographical study of its kind.”—The Detroit News “A compelling psychological odyssey offering unique insights into a nightmare world.”—Kirkus Reviews “Extraordinary . . . deftly told and studded with striking images.”—Publishers Weekly

Once Upon a Flock

Life with My Soulful Chickens

Author: Lauren Scheuer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451698755

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7254

When longtime illustrator and lover of power tools Lauren Scheuer was looking for a project, she got the idea to raise backyard chickens. Her husband and teenage daughter looked on incredulously as coop sketches and chicken-raising books filled their New England home. But when the chicks arrived, the whole family fell in love with the bundles of fluff and the wild adventures began. Once Upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens stars Scheuer’s backyard chickens—with their big personalities, friendships, rivalries, and secrets—and the flock’s guardian, Marky the terrier. The flock includes Hatsy, the little dynamo; Lil’White, the deranged and twisted Buff Orpington; Pigeon, the fixer-upper chicken; and Lucy, the special-needs hen who bonds with Lauren and becomes a fast friend. This charming story of Lauren’s life with her quirky flock is filled with moments of humor and heartbreak: When Lucy is afflicted with a neurological disease, Lauren builds Lucy a special-needs coop. When Lucy’s nesting instinct leads Lauren to act as a chicken midwife of sorts, Lauren hatches a chick in her home. And when Lucy’s best friend Hatsy falls ill, Lauren finds an unlikely friend for Lucy in a chicken named Pigeon, who requires an emergency bath and blow-dry. Enthusiastically immersing herself in the world of her flock, Lauren discovers that love, loss, passion, and resilience are not only parts of the human experience, but of the chicken experience as well. Throughout it all, Lauren documents the laughter and drama of her flock’s adventures with her own whimsical photos and illustrations. At once humorous, poignant, and informative, Once Upon a Flock is a feathered tale like no other.

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Author: Katie Umans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983794523

Category: Poetry

Page: 70

View: 4547

Poems about the anxiety of what must be traded for the comfort of the flock.

Caring for the Flock

Pastoral Ministry in the Local Congregation

Author: David L. Larsen

Publisher: Good News Pub

ISBN: 9780891076094

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 4941

This analysis of the ministry of the pastor-teacher sees the pastor's function as arising from his identity and from what God intends for him to do. An important book for seminary students and pastors.


Author: Laura J. Solomon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541064423


Page: 54

View: 3261

Flock is a work of speculative fiction. When the narrator becomes disgruntled with her home life she runs away and joins a cult in Te Anau. The cult is run by the eccentric Sean who breed shumans - a sheep/human hybrid. Once a week the cult members are expected to 'service' Sean. The narrator becomes pregnant to Sean and events evolve from there....

A Flock of Shepherds

The National Conference of Catholic Bishops

Author: Thomas J. Reese

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781556125577

Category: Religion

Page: 406

View: 6501

A look at the National Conference of Bishops – it's operation, function, administration and role in the Church and in setting the social/political agenda in the United States.

Flock on the Dock

Author: Kelly Doudna

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617853941

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 6251

Focuses on common word families for beginning readers featuring a picture glossary, rebus sentences, word family words, and a story section.

Flock Book

Author: American and Delaine-Merino Record Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Merino sheep

Page: N.A

View: 4925


The Heart Is a Shifting Sea

Love and Marriage in Mumbai

Author: Elizabeth Flock

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062456504

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 855

"Elizabeth Flock takes us on an intimate cruise on the shifting sea of the heart, in the best book set in Bombay that I've read in years. Flock's total access to her characters, and her highly sympathetic and nonjudgmental gaze, prove that love and literature know no borders. Easily the most intimate account of India that I've read, and of value to anybody that believes in love and marriage."—Suketu Mehta, author of Maximum City "This remarkable debut is so deeply reported, elegantly written, and profoundly transporting that it reads like a novel you can’t put down. It’s both a nuanced and intimate evocation of Indian culture, and a provocative and exciting meditation on marriage itself."—Katie Roiphe, author of The Violet Hour In the vein of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, an intimate, deeply reported and revelatory examination of love, marriage, and the state of modern India—as witnessed through the lives of three very different couples in today’s Mumbai. In twenty-first-century India, tradition is colliding with Western culture, a clash that touches the lives of everyday Indians from the wealthiest to the poorest. While ethnicity, class, and religion are influencing the nation’s development, so too are pop culture and technology—an uneasy fusion whose impact is most evident in the institution of marriage. The Heart Is a Shifting Sea introduces three couples whose relationships illuminate these sweeping cultural shifts in dramatic ways: Veer and Maya, a forward-thinking professional couple whose union is tested by Maya’s desire for independence; Shahzad and Sabeena, whose desperation for a child becomes entwined with the changing face of Islam; and Ashok and Parvati, whose arranged marriage, made possible by an online matchmaker, blossoms into true love. Though these three middle-class couples are at different stages in their lives and come from diverse religious backgrounds, their stories build on one another to present a layered, nuanced, and fascinating mosaic of the universal challenges, possibilities, and promise of matrimony in its present state. Elizabeth Flock has observed the evolving state of India from inside Mumbai, its largest metropolis. She spent close to a decade getting to know these couples—listening to their stories and living in their homes, where she was privy to countless moments of marital joy, inevitable frustration, dramatic upheaval, and whispered confessions and secrets. The result is a phenomenal feat of reportage that is both an enthralling portrait of a nation in the midst of transition and an unforgettable look at the universal mysteries of love and marriage that connect us all.

Flock and Flow

Predicting and Managing Change in a Dynamic Marketplace

Author: Grant David McCracken

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253347596

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

View: 8864

Is it possible any longer to "read" markets fast enough to respond to them? A world of discrete parts is now one interconnected web of ceaseless calculation and response. Marketing has become a thing of speed and turbulence, with all the players moving simultaneously. For marketing guru Grant McCracken, the key to success in this dynamic new marketplace is to find a way to slow the world down. And McCracken believes he has the solution. It begins with understanding the mechanics at work today. He says, "Complexity has a theory. Commotion has a pattern. Dynamism has a system. We can continue to live by damage control, or we can change the way we play the game." To survive our own world of collision and speed, marketers need to see the world as "flocks and flows." In this exciting new book, McCracken deploys "complex adaptive theory" to track the movement of trends and new groupings of consumers. He shows how to monitor new trends, whether and when to introduce new brands and brand extensions, how to speak to niche markets, and how to avoid costly mistakes. McCracken's sage and witty advice could not come at a better time. His book will be a valuable aid for anyone trying to keep up with marketplace changes in our rapidly evolving world.


Author: Lyn Hughes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781459612099

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 417

View: 4504

""A seductive novel of family, destiny, love and wallpaper. They met on a train.They fell in love. They got married. They lived happily ever after. Or not. Francis Sprigge and Lilian Powys, two strangers escaping their past, move to the Blue Mountains together, following their dreams of creativity and love. But as Francis pursues his gift for designing exquisite wallpaper, Lilian finds that the ordinary life she craves remains frustratingly beyond reach. Despite her adoring husband and spirited young daughter Adelaide, Lilian cannot outrun her demons, and cracks soon appear in the familys harmonious veneer. Nearly thirty years later, Addie Sprigge returns to her childhood haunts to lead a small team of conservators in the restoration of a historic mansion. But as they peel back the layers of wallpaper and begin to uncover the secrets of the house, the past resurfaces in unexpected ways. Addie learns much more about herself, and her parents, than she ever could have anticipated. Flock is the captivating story of talented and passionate people and the ghosts they must lay to rest, as well as a ravishing exploration of the nature of love and wallpaper. ""

Running a Small Flock of Sheep

Author: David Grenville Hinton

Publisher: Landlinks Press

ISBN: 0643092757

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 180

View: 9606

Running a Small Flock of Sheep uses a step-by-step approach and has been written for small-scale sheep farmers and inexperienced people considering a rural life-style change. It will prepare the reader for each procedure and event on a sheep farm. The book begins with an introduction to the basic principles and procedures of sheep farming and the economics and required farm infrastructure for different sheep enterprises. There are chapters on handling techniques, the obligations of owners, and laws and regulations covering the welfare of sheep. The remainder of the text deals with sheep husbandry including health and nutrition, condition scoring, breeding, lamb care and weaner management. There are separate chapters on wool production and prime lamb production. The final chapter covers the diagnosis, control and prevention of sheep diseases. This reliable and understandable guide provides all the information anyone needs to make the right choices in successfully managing a small flock of sheep, whether you're running a single pet or several hundred sheep for prime lamb, wool or dual purpose.

Shepherding God's Flock

A Handbook on Pastoral Ministry, Counseling, and Leadership

Author: Jay E. Adams

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310510710

Category: Religion

Page: 544

View: 3746

A textbook for students of pastoral ministry and a handbook for pastors. Counseling, Pastoral helps.

The Flock

The Orange Sheep

Author: Ilana Graf

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483521184

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 32

View: 5144

The children's book, written and illustrated by Ilana Graf, an Israeli artist & illustrator, tells the story of a different color lamb, who proves that even a big flock can be changed by a single individual. The beautiful illustrations of Ilana Graf make the reading in the book to a pleasant experience.