Exposing the horrifying consequences when communities ignore the people who need them the most, The Shape of Snakes is the psychological mystery from crime queen Minette Walters.
Author: Minette Walters
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Exposing the horrifying consequences when communities ignore the people who need them the most, The Shape of Snakes is the psychological mystery from crime queen Minette Walters. November 1978. Britain is on strike. The dead lie unburied, rubbish piles in the streets – and somewhere in West London a black woman dies in a rain-soaked gutter. Her passing would have gone unmourned but for the young woman who finds her and who believes - apparently against reason – that Annie was murdered. But whatever the truth about Annie – whether she was as mad as her neighbours claimed, whether she lived in squalor as the police said – something passed between her and Mrs Ranelagh in the moment of death which binds this one woman to her cause for the next twenty years. But why is Mrs Ranelagh so convinced it was murder when by her own account Annie died without speaking? And why would any woman spend twenty painstaking years uncovering the truth – unless her reasons are personal . . . ?
Snakes are reptiles. • There are over 2,500 types of snakes. • Snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica. • The “S” shape snakes make helps them ...
Author: Tracey Steffora
It's time to improve your maths ssssskills! Books in this fun series use cute or high-interest animals to teach key maths concepts while retaining reluctant mathematicians' interest. Illustrated with cut-out photos on striking, colourful backgrounds, this book looks at shapes with snakes!
The Impenetrable M and the Mysteries of Narration: Narrative in The Shape of Snakes TILDA MARIA FORSELIUS* It's odd. Some people have very dear memories ...
Author: Mary Hadley
Category: Literary Criticism
Edgar Award–winning crime novelist Minette Walters is known for revitalizing the tradition of the stand-alone psychological thriller in books such as The Ice House, The Dark Room, Acid Row and Fox Evil. This book offers an in-depth analysis of Walters’ narrative technique and examines the major themes found throughout her work, including truth and justice, the treatment of children, patterns of victimization, British social issues, body image and body politics, the fashioning of identity, and heroism and evil in society. In addition, it includes a valuable interview with Walters.
A clear kidney ultrasound image ( Figure 6.10 ( a ) ) is occluded by applying a
white stripe with dark islands ( Figure 6.10 ( b ) ) , in an attempt to " confuse ” the snake . Figures 6.10 ( c ) and ( d ) show the detected boundary without the shape
... aquamarine, amethyst, topaz, and quartz pendants in the shape of snakes, flowers and dragonflies, Robinson rings, and other vintage and estate pieces.
Author: Matthew Phillips
Category: Biography & Autobiography
There is nothing a twenty-one-year-old man at his first job in New York City needs more than a good mentor, although few of them find one. But author Matthew Phillips found the wild, impetuous, and knowledgeable Marylou Stern. The years Matt spent with Marylou were filled with parties, sex, excess, frivolity, live cows, kidnapped Jewish jewelers, and games that stretch the imagination. In this memoir, Phillips shares his story of how Marylou, a former model, dancer, and actress, transformed him from an eager, fresh-faced college grad into a sidelines player in chic New York society. Over the course of three years, Marylou taught Matt about New York City, high society, the difference between class and low class, how to make a genuine egg cream, how to milk a cow, why wanton sex is good for your health, why listening is more important than talking, that Sara Lee Vanilla Layer Cakes are the best reward, and that you must never put up with thieves. In "Everything but Snakes," Phillips narrates how Marylou's undying sense of celebration kept him going and gave him a floor beneath his feet and, along the way, an upside-down roller-coaster ride.
Type 1 Armbands in the shape of snake ( cat . 131 - 137 ) . During Roman period
the most popular and at the same time most frequent shape of armbands were
specimens of open type , manufac| tured in the shape of snake , or both ends ...
ACTIVITIES 1 ) SQUIRRELS IN THE TREE Have each child draw a closed
geometric shape at their " home " position . " Be a squirrel and get ... 1 ) SNAKE
PIT Construct the snake pit by placing ropes in the shape of snakes . When the
Of course it was two snakes , coiled in that form which has such mysterious
results in architecture , the double spiral . This time I want to let the ... T : HE
SHEER SHAPE of snakes first caught my full attention when I saw a snake with
two heads .
knowledge can be applied in machine vision at the lower level of shapes and outlines. ... A. Witkin and D. Terzopoulos on “snakes” which represented a ...
Author: Andrew Blake
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Active Contours deals with the analysis of moving images - a topic of growing importance within the computer graphics industry. In particular it is concerned with understanding, specifying and learning prior models of varying strength and applying them to dynamic contours. Its aim is to develop and analyse these modelling tools in depth and within a consistent framework.
In this hypnotic novel of psychological suspense, a homeless man is found starved to death in the garage of a ritzy London home.
Author: Minette Walters
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
In this hypnotic novel of psychological suspense, a homeless man is found starved to death in the garage of a ritzy London home. The police chalk it up to an unfortunate accident, but a journalist, Michael Deacon, is intrigued. Amanda Powell, a socialite whose wealthy husband vanished five years ago after being accused of embezzlement, is just as interested as Michael in finding out who died in her garage. They have no idea that this simple story will unveil a web of deceit that is an appalling as the people behind it.
THE SHAPE OF THE SERPENT The snake is a subtle beast, as the Bible notes, and of infinite variety and a shape-shifter of the greatest ability.
Author: Diane Morgan
Category: Social Science
The snake is one of humankind's most powerful and ambiguous symbols: it has at various times represented immortality and death, male and female, deity and demon, circle and line, killer and healer, the highest wisdom and the deepest subconscious. By virtue of its mysterious movement, potent poison, fearful grip, unblinking gaze and lightning quick strike, the power and image of the snake has wound its way into every culture. Whether snakes are worshipped as gods, feared as devils, or handled in religious ceremonies to test faith, snakes have played a critical role in the human heritage. This book explores the cult of the snake in world history, religion, and folklore. Fascination with snakes has been around since the dawn of time. Even today, images of snakes attract attention, fear, disgust, or admiration. Morgan examines that obsession with this mysterious creature, covering in vivid details such topics as mythical snakes like the Plumed Serpent, serpent iconography, tall tales, as well as the psychological symbolism that has attached itself to snakes. Cultures as diverse as pre-Columbian America, India, Egypt, China, sub-Saharan Africa, Celtic Europe, and the United States have all accorded the serpent a special place in their culture—apparently regardless of whether or not real snakes play an important part in the life of the people. Here, the mysterious nature of the snake unfolds, enchanting readers with a colorful and lively discussion of its place in our history, stories, religions, and cultures.
CHAPTER The S Shape Snakes can twist and coil their bodies. They are very flexible because they have many small bones and muscles.
Author: Emma Huddleston
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A snake slithers in an S shape along the forest floor. Science explains how snakes move without limbs. How Snakes Slither explains how a snake's body lets it move smoothly across many surfaces as well as the forces at work that help them glide across the ground. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Kids Core is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
2.1 Snakes A snake is a dynamical system taking the form of a parametric contour in the image plane, whose shape is dictated by a potential energy ...
Author: Chris Taylor
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI'99, held in Cambridge, UK, in September 1999. The 133 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 213 full-length papers submitted. The book is divided into topical sections on data-driven segmentation, segmentation using structural models, image processing and feature detection, surfaces and shape, measurement and interpretation, spatiotemporal and diffusion tensor analysis, registration and fusion, visualization, image-guided intervention, robotic systems, and biomechanics and simulation.