Author: Pam Smy

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1626726531

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1783

Parallel stories set in different times, one told in prose and one in pictures, converge as a girl unravels the mystery of the abandoned Thornhill Institute next door. 1982: Mary is a lonely orphan at the Thornhill Institute For Children at the very moment that it's shutting its doors. When her few friends are all adopted or re-homed and she’s left to face a volatile bully alone, her revenge will have a lasting effect on the bully, on Mary, and on Thornhill itself. 2017: Ella has just moved to a new town where she knows no one. From her room on the top floor of her new home, she has a perfect view of the dilapidated, abandoned Thornhill Institute across the way, where she glimpses a girl in the window. Determined to befriend the girl and solidify the link between them, Ella resolves to unravel Thornhill's shadowy past. Told in alternating, interwoven plotlines—Mary’s through intimate diary entries and Ella’s in bold, striking art—Pam Smy’s Thornhill is a haunting exploration of human connection, filled with suspense.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction


Author: Pam Smy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910200612

Category: Bullying

Page: 533

View: 6936

Parallel plotlines set in different times, one told in text and one in art, inform each other as a young girl unravels the mystery of a ghost next door.
Posted in Bullying


Author: Kathleen Peacock

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062048708

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2854

Thornhill is the second book in a supernatural mystery trilogy perfect for readers who love Richelle Meade and HBO's hit drama True Blood. Kathleen Peacock's extraordinary follow-up to her debut novel, Hemlock, features heart-stopping action and a sizzling romance. Mackenzie's new love, Kyle, plans to turn himself in to the Lupine Syndrome Registration Bureau and enroll in a rehabilitation camp, where he can live with other werewolves. But Mac refuses to accept his decision, especially since the camps are rumored to be torturous. When she follows him there, she uncovers dangerous secrets buried within the walls of Thornhill—a prison for the young and infected—and realizes that the risk to the people she loves is greater than ever before.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

Sarah Thornhill

Author: Kate Grenville

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802194451

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

View: 8245

In the final book of a trilogy that began with her bestselling novel, The Secret River, Commonwealth Prize–winner Kate Grenville returns to the youngest daughter of the Thornhills and her quest to uncover, at her peril, the family’s hidden legacy. Sarah is the youngest child of William Thornhill, the pioneer at the center of The Secret River. Unknown to her, her father—an uneducated ex-convict from London—has built his fortune on the blood of Aboriginal people. With a fine stone house and plenty of money, Thornhill has re-invented himself. As he tells his daughter, he “never looks back,” and Sarah grows up learning not to ask about the past. Instead her eyes are on handsome Jack Langland, whom she’s loved since she was a child. Their romance seems destined, but the ugly secret in Sarah’s family is poised to ambush them both. As she did with The Secret River, Grenville once again digs into her own family history to tell a story about the past that still resonates today. Driven by the captivating voice of the illiterate Sarah—at once headstrong, sympathetic, curious, and refreshingly honest—this is an unforgettable portrait of a passionate woman caught up in a historical moment of astonishing turmoil.
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A Natural History of Rape

Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion

Author: Randy Thornhill,Craig T. Palmer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262700832

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 9087

A biologist and an anthropologist use evolutionary biology to explain the causes and inform the prevention of rape.
Posted in Medical

The Electric Universe

A New View of the Earth, the Sun, and the Heavens

Author: Wallace Thornhill,David Talbott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977285136

Category: Cosmic physics

Page: 122

View: 913

Posted in Cosmic physics

Research Methods for Business Students

Author: Mark N.K. Saunders,Philip Lewis,Adrian Thornhill

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292016647

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 768

View: 600

Research Methods for Business Students has been fully revised for this seventh edition and continues to be the market-leading textbook in its field, guiding hundreds of thousands of student researchers to success in their research methods modules, research proposals, projects and dissertations. So, if you're thinking . . . 'How do I choose my topic?' 'I'm confused by all these different philosophies' 'I need to collect my data; what do I do first?' ‘When and what do I need to write? . . . then, open this book to discover: Regular checklists and ‘Progressing your research project’ sections to give you step-by-step practical guidance on the process A glossary of clear definitions for 600 research terms Cases and examples of students’ and academics’ research and topical news articles illustrating research in practice Detailed chapters on choosing your topic, reviewing the literature, understanding philosophies, research design, access and ethics, secondary data, data collection and analysis, and writing about and presenting your research Don’t forget to visit where you can use online tutorials on research software, such as IBM SPSS Statistics and NVivo, test yourself with hundreds of multiple choice questions, analyse over 60 further case studies, and learn how to search the Internet more efficiently and effectively with our Smarter Online Searching guide! Start your project with confidence and complete it with success! Mark Saunders is Professor of Business Research Methods at The Surrey Business School, University of Surrey. Philip Lewis was a Principal Lecturer and Adrian Thornhill was a Head of Department, both at the University of Gloucestershire.
Posted in Business & Economics

Lady Justice Takes a C.r.a.p.

City Retiree Action Patrol

Author: Robert Thornhill

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1617393827

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

View: 3798

Can you ever be too old to dream? Sixty-five-year-old Walter Williams sure isn't. Walt always dreamed of being a hero. When retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be, he decides it's the perfect time to achieve his dream and help Lady Justice. So he decides to become a cop. Follow Walt as he leaves the realty world and retirement to solve crimes and bring perps to justice. It's a bumpy but often hilarious ride! Walt and his partner, Ox, find very unorthodox ways of bringing criminals to justice. After all, Walt has to rely on his ability to outsmart the bad guys. And they have plenty of help from others in the senior set. Meet sixty-five-year-old Willie, the former con man who has given up his shady ways to be Walt's friend and sidekick, and Mary, the seventy-five-year-old apartment manager with a thirty-six-inch baseball bat and an attitude to match. This merry band of seniors is kept on the straight and narrow with words of wisdom from eighty-five-year-old Professor Leopold Skinner. And what hero would be complete without a heroine by his side? Meet Maggie McBride, Walt's sweetheart and helpmate, who makes sure he always gets his TLC. In this action-packed tale, Walt and his band of scrappy seniors are faced with the terrifying challenge of taking out the Realtor Rapist and the huge job of bringing down the Russian Mob. It's a job only the City Retiree Action Patrol can do, and they provide plenty of laughs along the way! Come along for the adventure in Lady Justice Takes a C.R.A.P.
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Author: Pam Smy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 162672654X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

View: 1680

"Parallel plotlines set in different times, one told in text and one in art, inform each other as a young girl unravels the mystery of a ghost next door"--
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Before and After

A Book of Nature Timescapes

Author: Jan Thornhill

Publisher: Maple Tree Press

ISBN: 9781897066287

Category: Habitat (Ecology)

Page: 32

View: 1864

In Before & After, Jan Thornhill's beautifully detailed illustrations depict nature's varied scenes as they change over spans of time, ranging from the subtle changes that occur in just one second to the dramatic transformations that occur over the course of a year. Before & After presents stunning two-page spreads showing a variety of settings teeming with life and change. Children will take a journey through a tropical coral reef, an African savanna, the Australian rain forest and in the final scene, the familiar setting of a schoolyard. Each spread cleverly doubles as a puzzle, with creatures identified in the border for readers to spot in the main picture. Children will take pleasure in the animal searches while spotting the changes that have occurred between one picture and the next. An innovative combination of art, information, puzzle and picture book, Before & After is a book to be treasured.
Posted in Habitat (Ecology)

There's Always Hope

Author: Linda G. Thornhill

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477135707

Category: Self-Help

Page: 50

View: 5695

Thirty-one years ago (August 3, 1981) my life changed so drastically that I thought I d never recover and never again be the wife and mother that I had always hoped to be. In order for you to know the contents of this book, I ll cut right to the chase. I had a complete mental and emotional breakdown, the results of which left me with some horrible, almost unbearable effects that I could never ever have handled on my own. Prior to writing this book, I don t think I ve ever written anything except a few poems in high school (and they certainly were not very great). I ve been told over the years that I should write a book about my life, but the main reason I m writing this is because I feel that the Lord told me to do this. Therefore, I feel that I am obeying Him, and I found out There s Always Hope .
Posted in Self-Help

The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow

Author: Jan Thornhill

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 1773060074

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 44

View: 3938

Behold the most despised bird in human history! So begins Jan Thornhill’s riveting, beautifully illustrated story of the House Sparrow. She traces the history of this perky little bird, one of the most adaptable creatures on Earth, from its beginnings in the Middle East to its spread with the growth of agriculture into India, North Africa and Europe. Everywhere the House Sparrow went, it competed with humans for grain, becoming such a pest that in some places “sparrow catcher” became an actual job and bounties were paid to those who got rid of it. But not everyone hated the House Sparrow, and in 1852, fifty pairs were released in New York City. In no time at all, the bird had spread from coast to coast. Then suddenly, at the turn of the century, as cars took over from horses and there was less grain to be found, its numbers began to decline. As our homes, gardens, cities and farmland have changed, providing fewer nesting and feeding opportunities, the House Sparrow’s numbers have begun to decline again — though in England and Holland this decline appears to be slowing. Perhaps this clever little bird is simply adapting once more. This fascinating book includes the life history of the House Sparrow and descriptions of how the Ancient Egyptians fed it to the animals they later mummified, how it traveled to Great Britain as a stowaway on ships carrying Roman soldiers, and how its cousin, the Eurasian Tree Sparrow, was almost eradicated in China when Mao declared war on it. A wealth of back matter material is also supplied.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk

Author: Jan Thornhill

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 1554989922

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 44

View: 9060

For hundreds of thousands of years Great Auks thrived in the icy seas of the North Atlantic, bobbing on the waves, diving for fish and struggling up onto rocky shores to mate and hatch their fluffy chicks. But by 1844, not a single one of these magnificent birds was alive. In this stunningly illustrated non-fiction picture book, award-winning author and illustrator Jan Thornhill tells the tragic story of these birds that “weighed as much as a sack of potatoes and stood as tall as a preteen’s waist.” Their demise came about in part because of their anatomy. They could swim swiftly underwater, but their small wings meant they couldn’t fly and their feet were so far back on their bodies, they couldn’t walk very well. Still the birds managed to escape their predators much of the time ... until humans became seafarers. Great Auks were pursued first by Vikings, then by Inuit, Beothuk and finally European hunters. Their numbers rapidly dwindled. They became collectors’ items — their skins were stuffed for museums, to be displayed along with their beautiful eggs. (There are some amazing stories about these stuffed auks — one was stolen from a German museum during WWII by Russian soldiers; another was flown to Iceland and given a red-carpet welcome at the airport.) Although undeniably tragic, the final demise of the Great Auk led to the birth of the conservation movement. Laws were eventually passed to prevent the killing of birds during the nesting season, and similar laws were later extended to other wildlife species.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Sociological Constitutionalism

Author: Paul Blokker,Chris Thornhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107124042

Category: Law

Page: 300

View: 5534

This landmark book provides the first systematic overview of the key scholarly contributions in an emerging field of research on constitutionalism: the sociology of constitutions. It presents chapters offering very different normative and methodological approaches to constitutions, ranging from analysis of national constitutional law, to research on transnational legal forms, to discussions of the constitutional impact of international human rights law. The book makes an important contribution to a series of wider debates - spanning constitutional law, legal theory, comparative constitutionalism, sociology, and political science - about the changing nature of constitutionalism. Researchers and students in constitutional law will gain a comprehensive appreciation of a diverse range of distinctively sociological approaches to constitutional law and an in-depth understanding of distinctive sociological dimensions of constitutions. The book offers new insights into the sources of constitutional normativity in society and it proposes different sociological methods for addressing them.
Posted in Law

A Card for My Father

Author: Samantha Thornhill

Publisher: Penny Candy Books

ISBN: 9780998799964

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 5002

A Card For My Father by Samantha Thornhill with illustrations by Morgan Clement is the first title in a trilogy of picture books exploring the lasting effects, big and small, of a father's incarceration on his first-grade daughter, Flora. In A Card For My Father, how can Flora complete her class assignment to write a father's day card when she's never known her father?
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Over in the Meadow

Author: Olive A. Wadsworth,Ezra Jack Keats

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780812438123

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5008

Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Saving Faith

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446931359

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 2054

In a secluded house not far from Washington, D.C., the FBI is interviewing one of the most important witnesses it has ever had: a young woman named Faith Lockhart. For Faith has done too much, knows too much, and will tell too much. Feared by some of the most powerful men in the world, Faith has been targeted to die. But when a private investigator walks into the middle of the assassination attempt, the shooting suddenly goes wrong, and an FBI agent is killed. Now Faith Lockhart must flee for her life - with her story, her deadly secret, and an unknown man she's forced to trust...
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The Evolutionary Biology of Human Female Sexuality

Author: Randy Thornhill,Steven W. Gangestad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195340981

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 411

View: 7702

Research conducted over the last fifteen years has placed in question many of the traditional conclusions about the evolution of human female sexuality. Women have not lost estrus, as earlier researchers thought, but it is simply concealed, resulting in two functionally distinct sexualitieswith markedly different ends in each phase. At the fertile phase of the cycle, women prefer male traits that may mark superior genetic quality, and at infertile phases, they prefer men willing to invest resources in a mate. Thus, women's peri-ovulatory sexuality functions to obtain a sire ofsuperior genetic quality, and is homologous with estrus in other vertebrates. This model sheds light on male human sexuality as well: men perceive and respond to women's estrus, including by increased mate guarding. Men's response is limited, compared to other vertebrate males, implyingcoevolutionary history of selection on females to conceal estrus from men and selection on men to detect it. Research indicates that women's concealed estrus is an adaptation to copulate conditionally with men other than the pair-bond partner.Women's sexual ornaments-the estrogen-facilitatedfeatures of face and body-are honest signals of individual quality pertaining to future reproductive value.
Posted in Health & Fitness

The Thornhill Secret

Author: Caroline Curran

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456793869

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1618

She heard a door closing and then the sound of footsteps getting closer and closer. She tried to control her breathing as she hid. The person was getting closer to her hiding place. 1925 Amidst the Ossipee mountains in New Hampshire a gunshot is heard in the distance. A few days later a young woman is dead. 1950 At Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the King and Queen are enjoying their summer holiday away from the hustle and bustle of London. During their visit the Queen's pearl-drop earrings go missing. A few weeks later the housekeeper is found dead. 1999 As a writer of historical novels, Victoria Green, is very good at research. A little too good, perhaps, to suit at least one keeper of the Thornhill Secret, who apparently will stop at nothing to end Victoria's prying into the Thornhill family. Victoria is the descendent of Todd Thornhill, a department store magnate who built the magnificent Thornhill Manor, one of Victoria's favourite holiday spots. On her most recent visit to her great-aunt, Elizabeth Thornhill, the heir to the Manor, she is put in her great-aunt Emily's old room. While looking through some bookshelves, Victoria discovers a hidden box that contains Emily's journal from 1925. Victoria is enthralled when she reads the journal, packed with Emily's vivid descriptions of life on the estate. The journal hints that Emily's untimely death was anything but an accident. Intrigued, Victoria, begins a search to unravel the Thornhill Secret. What really happened to Emily Thornhill, and who was responsible for her death?
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