Saving Casey

Author: Karen Mueller Coombs

Publisher: Camelot

ISBN: 9780380766345

Category: Animal experimentation

Page: 180

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When Scott finds Casey, the dog he used to walk for its owners, in a cage at the lab where Scott has a part-time job, the boy decides to risk his job and save the dog. Original.

Voices in the Ocean

A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins

Author: Susan Casey

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 038553731X

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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From Susan Casey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Wave and The Devil’s Teeth, a breathtaking journey through the extraordinary world of dolphins Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability, and intelligence seem like an aquatic mirror of mankind. In recent decades, we have learned that dolphins recognize themselves in reflections, count, grieve, adorn themselves, feel despondent, rescue one another (and humans), deduce, infer, seduce, form cliques, throw tantrums, and call themselves by name. Scientists still don’t completely understand their incredibly sophisticated navigation and communication abilities, or their immensely complicated brains. While swimming off the coast of Maui, Susan Casey was surrounded by a pod of spinner dolphins. It was a profoundly transporting experience, and it inspired her to embark on a two-year global adventure to explore the nature of these remarkable beings and their complex relationship to humanity. Casey examines the career of the controversial John Lilly, the pioneer of modern dolphin studies whose work eventually led him down some very strange paths. She visits a community in Hawaii whose adherents believe dolphins are the key to spiritual enlightenment, travels to Ireland, where a dolphin named as “the world’s most loyal animal” has delighted tourists and locals for decades with his friendly antics, and consults with the world’s leading marine researchers, whose sense of wonder inspired by the dolphins they study increases the more they discover. Yet there is a dark side to our relationship with dolphins. They are the stars of a global multibillion-dollar captivity industry, whose money has fueled a sinister and lucrative trade in which dolphins are captured violently, then shipped and kept in brutal conditions. Casey’s investigation into this cruel underground takes her to the harrowing epicenter of the trade in the Solomon Islands, and to the Japanese town of Taiji, made famous by the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, where she chronicles the annual slaughter and sale of dolphins in its narrow bay. Casey ends her narrative on the island of Crete, where millennia-old frescoes and artwork document the great Minoan civilization, a culture which lived in harmony with dolphins, and whose example shows the way to a more enlightened coexistence with the natural world. No writer is better positioned to portray these magical creatures than Susan Casey, whose combination of personal reporting, intense scientific research, and evocative prose made The Wave and The Devil’s Teeth contemporary classics of writing about the sea. In Voices in the Ocean, she has written a thrilling book about the other intelligent life on the planet. From the Hardcover edition.

Saving International Capitalism During the Early Truman Presidency

The National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Problems

Author: Kevin M. Casey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815339540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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This work argues that the college choices of ethnic Chinese in Korea changed in relation to their political and legal status within Korean society and examines the reasons behind the changing educational trends within the context of majority-minority relations in Korea.

Finding Casey

Author: Jo-Ann Mapson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408829258

Category:

Page: 336

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Glory Vigil, newly married, unexpectedly pregnant at 41, is nesting in the home she and her husband Joseph have just moved to in Santa Fe, a house that unknown to them is rumored to have a resident ghost. Their adopted daughter Juniper is home from college for Thanksgiving and in love for the very first time, quickly learning how a relationship changes everything. But Juniper has a tiny arrow lodged in her heart, a leftover shard from the day eight years earlier when her sister Casey disappeared-in a time before she'd ever met Glory and Joseph. When a fieldwork course takes Juniper to a pueblo only a few hours away, she finds herself right back in the past she thought she'd finally buried. A love story, a family story, a story of searching and the bond between sisters, Finding Casey is a testament to human resilience.

Travels With Casey

Author: Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439153566

Category: Pets

Page: 352

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A New York Times bestseller and People “Book of the Week”: This hilarious, charming road trip through canine-loving America is “essential reading for dog lovers and armchair travelers” (Library Journal, starred review). “I don’t think my dog likes me very much,” New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis confesses at the beginning of his cross-country journey with his nine-year-old Labrador-mix, Casey. Over the next four months, thirty-two states, and 13,000 miles in a rented motor home, Denizet-Lewis and his lovable, moody canine companion try—with humorous and touching results—to pay tribute to the most powerful interspecies bond there is, in the country with the highest rate of dog ownership in the world. On the way, Denizet-Lewis—“a master at effortlessly weaving bits of research into his narrative” (Los Angeles Times)—meets an irresistible cast of dogs and their dog-obsessed humans. Denizet-Lewis and Casey hang out with wolf-dogs in Appalachia, enter a dock-jumping competition in Florida, meet homeless teens and their dogs in Washington, sleep in a Beagle-shaped bed and breakfast in Idaho, and visit “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan in California. And then there are the really out there characters: pet psychics, dog-wielding hitchhikers, and two women who took their neighbor to court for allegedly failing to pick up her dog’s poop. Denizet-Lewis’s memoir “is a lot like Casey…fun, sweet, and a little neurotic” (Chicago Tribune)—a delightfully idiosyncratic blend of memoir and travelogue coupled with a sociological exploration of a dog-obsessed America. Travels With Casey is “a thoroughly engaging and often hilarious investigation of the therapeutic nature of our relationships with dogs” (Booklist).

Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities: Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities

Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities

Author: Michael McKenna,david widerker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351777513

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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This book was published in 2003. This book explores an important issue within the free will debate: the relation between free will and moral responsibility. In his seminal article "Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility", Harry Frankfurt launched a vigorous attack on the standard conception of that relation, questioning the claim that a person is morally responsible for what she has done only if she could have done otherwise. Since then, Frankfurt's thesis has been at the center of philosophical discussions on free will and moral responsibility. "Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities", edited by David Widerker and Michael McKenna, draws together the most recent work on Frankfurt's thesis by leading theorists in the area of free will and responsibility. As the majority of the essays appear here for the first time, "Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities" offers the newest developments in this important debate.

Mystery at the Salt Marsh Winery

A Casey Miller Mystery

Author: John Prophet

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595265987

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 244

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Casey Miller and Lexie Wentworth visit Cornelius Williamson, elderly owner of the world-famous Salt Marsh Winery, for a history project for school. During the interviews, Casey and Lexie are introduced to some odd characters who work for him. A perplexing puzzle unfolds as they find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy to take control of the old man's estate. They find that they are being used by the man they trust to carry out another nefarious scheme involving the world's oldest wine pot. After Casey survives a savage beating, the thrilling drama ends in a tragedy that will change Casey's and Lexie's life forever.

San Francisco - A History of the Pacific Coast Metropolis, Vol. 1

Author: John Philip Young

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849678113

Category: History

Page: 472

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Although the period of active life of San Francisco has been a short one, as historical periods go, it has been crowded with incident. Enough of the latter could be found to present a vivid picture of the career of the metropolis of the Pacific coast, but in this work something more has been attempted than a mere recital of occurrences. It has been the purpose of the author to trace the causes of the growth of the City, and to describe the manifold activities of its citizens. This is volume one out of two of one of the most thrilling and detailed histories of San Francisco.

Money-saving Tips from a Stay-at-home Mom

Author: Melanie Casey

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 055769292X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 51

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In this short book, I would like to share with you some things I learned along the way that have taught me to live and eat well for less. We cover grocery shopping techniques that will cut your grocery bill in half, cooking healthy meals from scratch, homemade cleaning supplies which are healthier and cheaper and gardening to save money.You can also find more information about these topics on my website: www.thefrugalreview.com.

Saving Frank Casey

Author: Bill Finnegan

Publisher: Poison Vine Books

ISBN: 9781932762969

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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A corporate lawyer and legal aid volunteer establishes a Web site that uses religious arguments to try to dissuade Christian voters from electing George Bush in 2004. The Web site generates theological, legal, and political controversy that impacts the presidential campaign and turns Frank Casey's world upside down.

Inspecting the Aging Sailboat

Author: Don Casey

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071782486

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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". . . the perfect place to begin, or continue, your education." --Sailing Whether you are shopping for a used fiberglass boat or prioritizing maintenance tasks on the one you already own, this book saves money--and perhaps even disaster. With clear step-by-step drawings and instructions, Don Casey explains how to recognize problems--both surface and hidden--and how to separate cosmetic flaws from serious faults.

Small Town Girl

Author: Lavyrle Spencer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101537916

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer, “famous for her heartrending slices of Americana,”* is at her best in this sweet, small-town romance about a country music star discovering the true meaning of love... Eighteen years ago, Tess McPhail left her tiny hometown of Wintergreen, Missouri for the bright lights of Nashville and never looked back. Now, one of country music’s biggest stars, “Mac” is a hardworking woman with little time for a personal life—until her sister insists she come home to help care for their widowed mother. The welcome Mac receives is less than warm, especially from her former next-door neighbor Kenny Kronek. With a teenage daughter to raise, the handsome divorcé refuses to give Mac the time of day. But when Mac discovers that Kenny’s daughter is a promising country talent, she begins mentoring the girl in the music of love—and opening her own hardened heart to a man who makes her soul sing...

The Federal Cases

Comprising Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit and District Courts of the United States from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Federal Reporter, Arranged Alphabetically by the Titles of the Cases and Numbered Consecutively

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Judges

Page: N.A

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Casey Little, Yo-Yo Queen

Author: Nancy Belgue

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459805992

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Casey will have to do a lot of pet-sitting to earn the money she needs to buy Lightning, a beloved horse. Her hopes of buying Lightning are dashed when she learns that his owner has found a buyer and must sell the horse immediately. Across the street from Casey's house a mystery unfolds as a seldom-seen woman who seems to be able to read minds prepares to host a carnival and a yo-yo contest that boasts a $1500 prize. Casey's yo-yo is buried in her closet. She has a great talent and a greater case of stage fright.

The Unfair Trade

How Our Broken Global Financial System Destroys the Middle Class

Author: Michael Casey

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 0307885305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 403

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A critical assessment of the global financial system shares narrative coverage of the dysfunctions that are impacting billions of lives, offering insight into such topics as misaligned exchange rates, currency wars and the imbalances that are compromising international saving and spending patterns. 50,000 first printing.