The Ice Man

Author: Philip Carlo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780571143

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 6744


Top Mafia hit man. Doting father. For 30 years, Richard 'the Ice Man' Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighbourhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Kuklinski was Sammy 'the Bull' Gravano's partner in the killing of Paul Castellano, John Gotti hired him to kill his neighbour and he was also intimately involved in the killing of Jimmy Hoffa. He conducted this sadistic business with cold-hearted intensity, never disappointing his customers. For an additional price, he would make his victims suffer. By his own estimate, he killed over 200 men, taking enormous pride in his cunning and the ferocity of his technique. The Ice Man is a blood-chilling insight into the mind of one of the world's most prolific contract killers.

The Man In The Ice

Author: Konrad Spindler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178022589X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 1330


The amazing story of the discovery of a 5000-year-old body found perfectly preserved in the Alps - written by the leader of the investigation In 1991 the world was electrified by a chance discovery of a perfectly preserved corpse trapped in an Alpine glacier. Preliminary tests showed that this was the body of a Neolithic hunter who died some 5300 years ago. Now Dr Konrad Spindler, the leader of an international team of scientists examining the body, makes the results of his investigations public for the first time and answers a series of fascinating questions about the `Ice Man' and the clues he can give us to the nature of daily life in the late Stone Age. The result is a riveting scientific detective story, giving us the fullest picture yet of Neolithic Man - our ancestor.

Social Bodies

Author: Helen Lambert,Maryon McDonald

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845458974

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 8189


A proliferation of press headlines, social science texts and "ethical" concerns about the social implications of recent developments in human genetics and biomedicine have created a sense that, at least in European and American contexts, both the way we treat the human body and our attitudes towards it have changed. This volume asks what really happens to social relations in the face of new types of transaction – such as organ donation, forensic identification and other new medical and reproductive technologies - that involve the use of corporeal material. Drawing on comparative insights into how human biological material is treated, it aims to consider how far human bodies and their components are themselves inherently "social." The case studies – ranging from animal-human transformations in Amazonia to forensic reconstruction in post-conflict Serbia and the treatment of Native American specimens in English museums – all underline that, without social relations, there are no bodies but only "human remains." The volume gives us new and striking ethnographic insights into bodies as sociality, as well as a potentially powerful analytical reconsideration of notions of embodiment. It makes a novel contribution, too, to "science and society" debates.

Counterparts (action adventure young adult superheroes)

Author: Lucas Flint

Publisher: Secret Identity Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

View: 526


Seventeen-year-old Talon loves being a superhero and desires to keep fighting crime for the rest of her life. But when her mother--an internationally-known CEO of a major fashion company--suddenly falls ill, Talon must now choose between succeeding her mother as the owner of the company or staying as a superhero. If Talon does not retire, her mother's company will be sold; but if she retires, then she will never be able to become a superhero again. Sixteen-year-old Stinger finds himself helping a former superhero rescue his family from a powerful and dangerous enemy. In order to rescue this family, Stinger must come face-to-face with his own dark secrets, including his mother, an infamous supervillain who abandoned him when he was young. And beneath all of this is a deeper plot that Stinger and Talon must stop before it is too late. KEYWORDS: superhero action fiction, superhero fantasy, superhero fiction novel, superhero science fiction, superhero scifi, superhero young adult, superhero city, superhero books, superhero action, superhero books for kids, superheroes, cool superheroes, action adventure books, superhero action adventure books, action adventure fiction, superhero action adventure fiction, young adult action adventure, action adventure young adult

The Ice Man

Author: Alan Parkinson

Publisher: Collins Educational

ISBN: 9780007484775

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 55

View: 4074


When a body was discovered by two German hikers walking in the Alps in 1991, little did they realise it had been there for over 5000 yearsâe¦ Who was Ã-tzi the Ice Man, as he has become known? What did scientists find out by examining his remains? And what further finds from the ancient past might our changing climate reveal? âe¢Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3a to Level 4c in reading. âe¢Support comprehension with the amazing photographs from the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. âe¢Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book

Vintage Murakami

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307430014

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3709


Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. “Murakami’s bold willingness to go straight over the top is a signal indication of his genius. . . . A world-class writer who has both eyes open and takes big risks.” —The Washington Post Book World Not since Yukio Mishima and Yasunari Kawabata has a Japanese writer won the international acclaim enjoyed by Haruki Murakami. His genre-busting novels, short stories and reportage, which have been translated into 35 languages, meld the surreal and the hard-boiled, deadpan comedy and delicate introspection. Vintage Murakami includes the opening chapter of the international bestseller Norwegian Wood; “Lieutenant Mamiya’s Long Story: Parts I and II” from his monumental novel The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle; “Shizuko Akashi” from Underground, his non-fiction book on the Toyko subway attack of 1995; and the short stories “Barn Burning,” “Honeypie.” Also included, for the first time in book form, the short story, “Ice Man.”

Powers (action adventure young adult superheroes)

Author: Lucas Flint

Publisher: Secret Identity Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

View: 338


Blizzard just wants to kick back and relax with her friends while visiting her family. She doesn't want to deal with supervillains, secret government conspiracies, or any of the various other things that superheroes deal with on a daily basis. Unfortunately, Blizzard finds herself working alongside a government agent who seeks to recover an object stolen from the government long ago. And if Blizzard and the agent fail to retrieve the object, Blizzard's hometown and family will be destroyed. Shell just wants to be strong. Having lived most of his young life bullied or ignored by others for his weak powers, Shell believes he will always remain weak in comparison to his friends until a stranger offers to enhance his powers. But nothing comes free and Shell must pay a high price if he truly desires to become strong. Together and separately, Blizzard and Shell must overcome the challenges and dangers before them if they are going to save their city from destruction. KEYWORDS: superhero action fiction, superhero fantasy, superhero fiction novel, superhero science fiction, superhero scifi, superhero young adult, superhero city, superhero books, superhero action, superhero books for kids, superheroes, cool superheroes, action adventure books, superhero action adventure books, action adventure fiction, superhero action adventure fiction, young adult action adventure, action adventure young adult

Mysterious Knoxville

Author: Charles Edwin Price

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN: 9781570721038

Category: History

Page: 100

View: 8805


Knoxville, Tennessee, is a haunted city. Ghosts roam its streets, its old theaters, its graveyards, even the caverns that snake beneath its byways. Knoxville is also a city beset by mysterious beasts—from enigmatic monster cats to big hairy creatures that are said to roam the town by night. Knoxville is a city of legends. There are persistent rumors of an “Old Knoxville” buried beneath the present city, and there is a famous downtown cemetery where there are gravestones, but no bodies. With a firm eye to history, Price tells his chilling stories with perception and good humor—all of which add up to a book that can be read and reread for years to come.

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307387623

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6650


The twenty-four stories that make up Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman generously express the incomparable Haruki Murakami’s mastery of the form. Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, and an ice man, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we might wish for. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit Murakami’s ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are instructive, surprising, and entertaining.