The Thicket

Autor: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 0316248754
File Size: 73,83 MB
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ALA Reading List Award for History, Short List Love and vengeance at the dark dawn of the East Texas oil boom from Joe Lansdale, "a true American original" (Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box). Jack Parker thought he'd already seen his fair share of tragedy. His grandmother was killed in a farm accident when he was barely five years old. His parents have just succumbed to the smallpox epidemic sweeping turn-of-the-century East Texas--orphaning him and his younger sister, Lula. Then catastrophe strikes on the way to their uncle's farm, when a traveling group of bank-robbing bandits murder Jack's grandfather and kidnap his sister. With no elders left for miles, Jack must grow up fast and enlist a band of heroes the likes of which has never been seen if his sister stands any chance at survival. But the best he can come up with is a charismatic, bounty-hunting dwarf named Shorty, a grave-digging son of an ex-slave named Eustace, and a street-smart woman-for-hire named Jimmie Sue who's come into some very intimate knowledge about the bandits (and a few members of Jack's extended family to boot). In the throes of being civilized, East Texas is still a wild, feral place. Oil wells spurt liquid money from the ground. But as Jack's about to find out, blood and redemption rule supreme. In The Thicket, award-winning novelist Joe R. Lansdale lets loose like never before, in a rip-roaring adventure equal parts True Gritand Stand by Me--the perfect introduction to an acclaimed writer whose work has been called "as funny and frightening as anything that could have been dreamed up by the Brothers Grimm--or Mark Twain" (New York Times Book Review).

Through The Thicket

Autor: Ivan W. Bowden
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532634404
File Size: 80,35 MB
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Unceremoniously dismissed from his lectureship in New Testament, Dr. Edward J. Sutherland uses his forced retirement to struggle through a thicket of end-times issues in a conservative church. Interaction with a defense lawyer induces him to reconsider his inherited eschatology by engaging honestly with the biblical text. He faces conflict within himself, with a crusading dispensationalist, church elders, a newly appointed American pastor, and a militant atheist. Set in the Sunshine Coast of subtropical Australia, the book goes beyond entertaining through romance, touches of humor, and conflict resolution. Readers are exposed to vigorous discussions: at a surf club, a backyard barbecue, a second-coming conference, in a neighbor’s lounge room, or via email. They are forced to examine their presuppositions on topics including the rapture, the antichrist, the tribulation, the purpose of Christ’s second coming, and the kingdom of God. Whether they alter their views on such topics is less important than that they cultivate sound principles of biblical interpretation, uphold the integrity of Jesus and the biblical authors, and respect fellow Christians with whom they disagree.

The Thicket

Autor: Outskirts Press
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 1478793457
File Size: 15,51 MB
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The idyllic world of twins Ben and Mary Jane Quinn crumbles when Ben is killed while protecting his sister from a ruthless villain. Heartbroken, she spends lonely hours in their secret hiding place, a thicket in the nearby woods. She learns of a boy who claims he had lived in her house, and is looking for his sister. Who is he? She falls in love with star football player Todd Gilmer. Unknown to her, he is tormented by memories of having had a sister in a previous life. He must find her! After saving Mary from her brother's killer, Todd is enticingly drawn to the thicket. When he finds Mary there, the past explodes to the present. Compelling and fascinating, The Thicket is a love story against all odds, and across the boundaries of time.

Cricket In The Thicket

Autor: Carol Murray
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1250165156
File Size: 78,69 MB
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A nonfiction picture book of poetry about fascinating insects with accompanying facts, notes, and illustrations by the Caldecott-winning Melissa Sweet. Pray tell us, Mr. Mantis, Do you pray or simply prey? Do you scout about for victims Or fold your hands all day? In addition to the playful rhyming poems, the supplementary text highlights surprising facts about bugs of all kinds—from familiar ants to exotic dragonflies, cringe-worthy ticks and magnificent fireflies. Melissa Sweet’s collage-inspired mixed-media illustrations beautifully render these creatures and compliment the poems’ whimsical tones. This is an enchanting and informative look at a perennial topic of interest for kids—cool bugs! A Christy Ottaviano Book

Birds Of Forest Yard And Thicket

Autor: John Eastman
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780811726801
File Size: 64,33 MB
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This reference identifies 68 eastern North American bird species, incorporating discoveries in genetically-based classification. Behavior descriptions for each species proceed by season, and birds' relationships with other organisms are emphasized.

Into The Thicket

Autor: H. Palmer Hall
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780982751435
File Size: 52,32 MB
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In Into the Thicket, H. Palmer Hall, reminds us that an East Texas pine tree blown over by a storm simply clears the land for seedlings that follow, that the crunch of Gulf oyster shells under your boots beckons you back to the ocean, that sometimes you have to rub the bark of an oak tree to get under someone's skin. From the Neches to the Rio Grande to Tigris River, Hall's stories confirm the collective identity between man and woman and beast and soil, blurring time and space and life and death with his poetic pen.

Tales From The Big Thicket

Autor: Francis Edward Abernethy
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 9781574411423
File Size: 55,79 MB
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Abernethy presents the history and folklore of the Big Thicket and its people, including a collection of Alabama-Coushatta tales, a search for hidden Jayhawkers during the Civil War, a nineteenth-century travel account, and a family history of the legendary Hooks.

Big Thicket People

Autor: Thad Sitton
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292777825
File Size: 42,11 MB
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Living off the land—hunting, fishing, and farming, along with a range of specialized crafts that provided barter or cash income—was a way of life that persisted well into the twentieth century in the Big Thicket of southeast Texas. Before this way of life ended with World War II, professional photographer Larry Jene Fisher spent a decade between the 1930s and 1940s photographing Big Thicket people living and working in the old ways. His photographs, the only known collection on this subject, constitute an irreplaceable record of lifeways that first took root in the southeastern woodlands of the colonial United States and eventually spread all across the Southern frontier. Big Thicket People presents Fisher's photographs in suites that document a wide slice of Big Thicket life-people, dogs, camps, deer hunts, farming, syrup mills, rooter hogs and stock raising, railroad tie making, barrel stave making, chimney building, peckerwood sawmills, logging, turpentining, town life, church services and picnics, funerals and golden weddings, and dances and other amusements. Accompanying each suite of images is a cultural essay by Thad Sitton, who also introduces the book with a historical overview of life in the Big Thicket. C. E. Hunt provides an informative biography of Larry Jene Fisher.

Big Thicket Plant Ecology

Autor: Geraldine Ellis Watson
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574412140
File Size: 79,81 MB
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Originally published in 1979, Geraldine Ellis Watson’s Big Thicket Plant Ecology is now back in print. This updated edition explores the plant biology, ecology, geology, and environmental regions of the Big Thicket National Preserve. After decades of research on the Big Thicket, Watson concluded that the Big Thicket was unique for its biological diversity, due mainly to interactions of geology and climate. A visitor in the Big Thicket could look in four different directions from one spot and view scenes typical of the Appalachians, the Florida Everglades, a southwestern desert, or the pine barrens of the Carolinas. Watson covers the ecological and geological history of the Big Thicket and introduces its plant life, from longleaf pines and tupelo swamps to savannah wetlands and hardwood flats.

The Bramble Thicket

Autor: Deborah E. Thomas
Publisher: Gypsy Hill Publishing
ISBN: 9780974280509
File Size: 44,11 MB
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The eight Bramble Thicket Bears journey high and low in search of a new home after their previous home is lost to a forest fire, and along the way they meet new friends and overcome obstacles.