A Bolt from the Blue

A Bolt from the Blue

... deepest of blues. Her outer sleeves were fashionably slit so that her white chemise should have puffed with artful flair between those ribbons of azure fabric. But even in the dim light, I could see.

Author: Diane A. S. Stuckart

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101171202

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Third in the intriguing Leonardo da Vinci mystery series known for "capturing the essence of 15th-century Milan". As court engineer to the Duke of Milan, Leonardo da Vinci turns his superior mind to many pursuits- from outlandish contraptions to the odd murder... With war looming ever closer, the iron-fisted Duke of Milan calls upon Master da Vinci to invent the deadliest weapon ever-a flying machine. So da Vinci calls in a craftsman who happens to be father to his star apprentice, Dino. But da Vinci does not know that Dino is actually the craftsman's daughter, Delfina, who keeps her gender a secret to serve as apprentice. But as Delfina worries that her father will prove her undoing, someone murders another apprentice. Now, as her master works his brilliance, Delfina can only pray that no other apprentice- including herself-will fall victim
Categories: Fiction

The Natural Disaster Survival Handbook

The Natural Disaster Survival Handbook

BOLT FROM THE BLUE Severe Cloud-to-ground lightning that strikes with no warning, often under clear or blue skies; can come from a thunderstorm 20 or more miles (32km) away from you. Since people do not usually seek shelter until the ...

Author: Editors Of Outdoor Life

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781681881027

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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How to survive a range of natural disasters, from extreme weather to earthquakes and tsunamis, to peril from outer space. Find all the lifesaving advice you need to combat all that Mother Nature can throw at you. The perfect size to fit in your home emergency kit (you do have a home emergency kit, right?), in your glove compartment, or your camping kit. The Natural Disaster Survival Handbook is a must-have for anyone concerned about protecting his or her home, family, and own life. Essential: Get ready to protect your home, with the right emergency kit and first aid supplies. Be ready for earthquakes, floods, blizzards, and other natural disasters wherever you may be. Learn simple tips and techniques for treating common injuries, assessing danger, and getting to safety fast. Extreme: When a tornado is bearing down on your car, the floodwaters have cut off your home, or you’re camping and the lightning strikes seem to be getting closer—what do you do? This book tells you, in simple steps with handy illustrations. Emergency: Mudslides, avalanche, falling boulders often start without warning, leaving little time to prepare – or even think. Be prepared for the worst so you can react quickly. The Natural Disaster Survival Handbook is essential no matter what you’re doing or where you live. Do you have weather? Then you need this book.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sport History in the Digital Era

Sport History in the Digital Era

See the comments to the following post by Wonko, August 10, 2012: “Ryan Mathews Breaks Clavicle; Expected to Miss Start of Season,” Bolts from the Blue. Accessed August 10, 2012. http://www.boltsfromtheblue.com/2012/8/9/3232637/ryan ...

Author: Gary Osmond

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252096891

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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From statistical databases to story archives, from fan sites to the real-time reactions of Twitter-empowered athletes, the digital communication revolution has changed the way fans relate to LeBron's latest triple double or Tom Brady's last second touchdown pass. In this volume, contributors from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States analyze the parallel transformation in the field of sport history, showing the ways powerful digital tools raise vital philosophical, epistemological, ontological, methodological, and ethical questions for scholars and students alike. Chapters consider how philosophical and theoretical understandings of the meaning of history influence engagement with digital history, and conceptualize the relationship between history making and the digital era. As the writers show, digital media's mostly untapped potential for studying the recent past via media like blogs, chat rooms, and gambling sites forge a symbiosis between sports and the internet while offering historians new vistas to explore and utilize. In this new era, digital history becomes a dynamic site of enquiry and discussion where scholars enter into a give-and-take with individuals and invite their audience to grapple with, rather than passively absorb, evidence. Timely and provocative, Sport History in the Digital Era affirms how the information revolution has transformed sport and sport history--and shows the road ahead. Contributors include Douglas Booth, Mike Cronin, Martin Johnes, Matthew Klugman, Geoffery Z. Kohe, Tara Magdalinski, Fiona McLachlan, Bob Nicholson, Rebecca Olive, Gary Osmond, Murray G. Phillips, Stephen Robertson, Synthia Sydnor, Holly Thorpe, and Wayne Wilson.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

You ve Got a Book in You

You ve Got a Book in You

Plus you'll want paper for random notes and bolts from the blue. You can use any kind of paper, from sheets of ... After years of that, I'm now considering unlined sketchbooks for that unfettered feel of totally blank pages. THE BOLT ...

Author: Elizabeth Sims

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599635569

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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Writing a book is fun and easy--yes, FUN AND EASY--but it may not always feel that way. How do you find the time to write? How do you keep momentum? How do you deal with the horror of showing anyone a single sentence of your work-in-progress? The answers remain fun and easy, and author Elizabeth Sims will take your hand, dispel your worries, and show you how it's done in this stress-free guide to accomplishing your dream of writing your book. In You've Got a Book in You, Elizabeth is that encouraging voice guiding you through the entire process, from finding the right time and place to gathering all of your creative tools to diving right in and getting it done--page by page, step by step. It's easier than you think, and it all starts right here, right now. "This guide is witty, warm, and wise--and wonderfully down-to-earth as well. Elizabeth Sims doesn't just tell you that you've got a book in you, she shows you how to pour it out using your own creative spirit, common sense, and persistence." ~Lori L. Lake, author of The Gun Series and The Public Eye Mystery Series "If you're searching for the spark of inspiration to get started writing a book, and the nourishment to sustain you to THE END, Elizabeth Sims's You've Got a Book in You will show you how to find it in yourself." ~Hallie Ephron, award-winning author of There Was an Old Woman "You won't find an easier-to-follow or more inspirational writing guide." ~L.J. Sellers, author of the bestselling Jackson mysteries "By focusing the high beams of her intelligence (and humor!) on the twisty trail of book-writing, in You've Got a Book in You, Elizabeth Sims proves herself a true writer's friend. As she guides you from the creation of a "working title" through her (brilliant!) "Making-It-Better Process," this well-established pro plays her most impressive cards--stacking the deck in favor of YOU!" ~Jamie Morris, Director, Woodstream Writers "Elizabeth Sims packs a twelve-week writing course into 280 pages. Inspirational and yet extremely hands-on, You've Got a Book In You will give newbies confidence to forge ahead and will remind veteran writers why they began writing in the first place--for the joy of it. I won't be surprised when the brilliant terms 'stormwriting' and 'heartbrain' become part of every writer's lexicon." ~Julie Compton, author of Tell No Lies and Keep No Secrets "The book is encouraging and inspiring, practical and witty. As a seasoned writer, I appreciate the reminders about the importance of putting yourself on a writing schedule. No more excuses. The many 'writing blasts' are very helpful and will get any writer out of the starting blocks. I especially enjoyed the section, 'Writing with the Masters.' What better way to get inspired, get a feel for different styles, and get jump-started on your writing? Excellent advice that I plan to incorporate in my future classes. I concur with Sims that 'writer's block' is greatly exaggerated. Is there any other profession that claims such a phenomenon? 'Excuse, me, but I have 'book-keeping block,' 'playing music block,' or 'painting block' today? I don't think so. Get yourself on a schedule, read some Sims, write with the masters, and you'll be on your way. You'll be glad you met this friend on your journey to becoming a successful writer." ~Gesa Kirsch, Ph.D., Professor of English, Director of Valente Center for the Arts and Sciences, Bentley University
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Welcome to Heartstone

Welcome to Heartstone

Arwin fled from the blue bloods as fast as he could, heart racing from the danger and the pace, vaulting roots and ... He threw his arms over his head for protection and continued to run as bolts of cloth, all kinds of steel bolts, ...

Author: Timothy Baril

Publisher: Timothy Baril

ISBN: 9781310284809

Category: Fiction


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After a horrible run of bad luck and betrayal that lands him in deep depression, Arwin stumbles into a whole new world, one of fantasy and magic, and a few puns. After helping out a couple of beautiful damsels in distress, he sets out to help free the good people of the local Blue Village from their malicious noble overlords. Reminiscient of Piers Anthony's Xanth series and Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
Categories: Fiction

Thy Life s a Miracle

Thy Life   s a Miracle

I call this the first bolt from the blue wherein RJ, in a fit of pique, decided to try his luck at retail sales. In the second and perhaps the most dramatic bolt from the blue, he also got the unlikely offer to make bolts for the Indian ...


Publisher: Zorba Books

ISBN: 9789390640515

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

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Thy Life’s a Miracle RJ The Harvester of Opportunities Rakesh Jain, aka RJ, is a successful self-made entrepreneur from Lucknow who dabbled in many business ideas but didn’t blink whenever he hit a roadblock or even when he hit rock bottom. An intuitive and brave-hearted risk-taker, he was helped along by people in seemingly miraculous ways and finally set up the PRAG Group of Companies making quality engineering products for the Indian Railways. Over time, he ended up being a brilliant Relationship Jockey (RJ) who conquered great heights in the face of adversities. Armed with a smile, a business plan and shoals of positive energy he tempted fate with childlike innocence only to be showered with miracles. The chapters throw up mind-boggling questions like: Do miracles really happen? If they do, why do they happen to a man deeply involved in the world of business and enterprise? Does a human being need to be the perfect receptacle for miracles to play out in daily life? Rakesh Jain’s thrilling and dramatic life story throws up philosophical possibilities as to what construes a miracle? Can RJ’s miracles be replicated by young entrepreneurs trying to make a mark with their startups? Rakesh’s own journey has been nothing short of miraculous. When he unexpectedly lost a secure job he set up a small entrepreneurial enterprise in Lucknow and expanded it to Mumbai. Life’s unexpected twists and turns are reflected in this absorbing book by Rakesh, and its ups and downs that occur to all of us, but Rakesh‘s persona and temperament have turned seemingly unfavourable situations into agreeable and pleasant outcomes! Rakesh’s fascinating story which I have enjoyed reading and which I hope you will find inspiring. I raise a toast to his courage and indomitable will and wish him all success in his life! ~ Shatrughan Sinha A man must be ready to harness the good and gratifying from the godsend thrown at him by fate. And such a man is Rakesh, who goes beyond mere rejoicing in the fruits of simple serendipity to a belief that harvesting of opportunities is our true karma. ~ Sudhanshu Mani
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Holly Blues

Holly Blues

Holly sprigs were also exchanged as tokens of friendship, offering a sincere wish that the recipient might enjoy a season free of bothersome bolts from the blue. China Bayles, “Hollies for Your Garden,” Pecan Springs Enterprise “Well, ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101186695

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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China Bayles isn't happy when a Texas wind blows her husband's ex-wife, and the mother of China's stepson, into her herb shop. Sally is known to have a split personality and fall into constant trouble with the law, but she claims she has nowhere else to turn. Now its up to China to weed out whatever it is Sally's running from before the truth catches up to them all.
Categories: Fiction

As Right as Rain

As Right as Rain

He remarks that 'Arrestment, sudden really as a bolt out of the Blue, has hit strange victims.' Having said that, it doesn't do to be too cocky about bolts from the blue. The US Government National Weather site – on its page on ...

Author: Caroline Taggart

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782430933


Page: 302

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Would you be down in the dumps if, when asked the definition of certain phrases, it was all Greek to you? Let's not beat about the bush: the English language is littered with linguistic quirks, which, out of context, seem completely peculiar. If you can't quite cut the mustard, this book will explain how on earth 'off the cuff' came to express improvisation, why a 'gut feeling' is more intuitive than a brainwave, and who the heck is 'happy' Larry. These expressions and countless more become a piece of cake once you've read As Right as Rain - perfect for any Tom, Dick or Harry with a love of language.

Records and Briefs of the United States Supreme Court

Records and Briefs of the United States Supreme Court

The blue print will give the size of bed plate and the approximate position of the hold - down bolts , but it is not safe to drill your hold - down bolts from the blue print , as the holes scored are liable to vary slightly from the ...




Category: Law reports, digests, etc


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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

The Great Dictionary English French

The Great Dictionary English   French

... boulonner | monter bolt bucket ( noun ) ( bolt buckets ) tas de boue tas de ferraille bolt cutter ( noun ) ( bolt cutters ) coupe - boulons bolt from the blue ( noun ) ( bolts from the blue ) tomber des nues bolt upright { adjective } ...

Author: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer

Publisher: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1000

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This dictionary contains around 130,000 English terms with their French translations, making it one of the most comprehensive books of its kind. It offers a wide vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms. The terms are translated from English to French. If you need translations from French to English, then the companion volume The Great Dictionary French - English is recommended.
Categories: Foreign Language Study