The Black Lights

It is that business , that sport , that Thomas Hauser dissects in The Black Lights : Inside the World of Professional Boxing . Published in 1986 , it still ...

Author: Thomas Hauser

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1557285977

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Originally published in 1986 (McGraw-Hill), The Black Lights was the first book that fully explored the sport and business of professional boxing. Upon joining the training camp of superlightweight Billy Costello, Thomas Hauser was given unprecedented access to the fighter, his manager, and trainer as well as to the real heavyweights of the boxing world, promoter Don King, and World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman. The result, according to Playboy in their review of the original, is a book that "explains why fighters fight, what they go through to win, and how they feel when they lose. It is a great book." In this gracefully written, fast-paced narrative, the author slips quietly into the background and gives us a firsthand look at a business that is often cruel and exploitative and a sport that is at once violent and beautiful. As the San Francisco Chronicle points out, The Black Lights provides ammunition for both sides in the debate over boxing: "Hauser has written what is clearly the most complete and fairminded work on the subject to date." In an age when the controversy surrounding the evils and merits of boxing still rages, this classic account is more timely than ever.
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Sandbows and Black Lights

If you use any search engine to identify the inventor of the black light, and when he did it, you will only find one answer.1 Dr. William H. Byler invented ...

Author: Stephen R. Wilk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197518601

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Why are candle flames yellow? Why does ultraviolet light supposedly kill vampires? What about the monocle? Why was the monocle--a corrective lens that only corrects vision in a single eye--so popular among businessmen and politicians for so many years? Stephen R. Wilk answers all this and so much more in Sandbows and Black Lights. This book is a collection of original essays on weird and unusual topics surrounding optics. Wilk uses the BBC's formula of "Education by Stealth" to explain unusual facets of science and technology through the matrix of interesting and cultural paths, all the while weaving in math equations in an accessible way. The first part of the book focuses on the history, the second moves to odd scientific approaches to visual phenomena, and the third part explains the unique use of optics in fiction, movies, and comic books over time. Chapters cover everything from endless corridors to the beam of light over treasure chests in movies. Whether he is explaining a rare discovery or answering a seemingly unapproachable question, Wilk is able to lure readers in on every page. He has a unique ability to turn complex science into an engaging story, and this book is full of narratives on esoteric topics anyone will find intriguing. Sandbows and Black Lights provides an enticing and entertaining look at physical illusions in a whole new way.
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the black light

THE BLACKLIGHT Ain't no black like my black black enough to startle vision to bring conflict black enough to snatch the sound of a whisper to hear the ...

Author: Jah Smalls

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387136353

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Black Light

But he only want one thing, girl, and if you give it to him, he hate you and all the black boys find out and they hate you, but they goin' try and git the ...

Author: Stephen Hunter

Publisher: Island Books

ISBN: 9780307762870

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Only one thing stands between a son and his father's killer: forty years of lies. . . On a remote Arizona ranch, a man who has known loss, fear, and war weeps for the first time since he was a child. His tears are for the father taken from him four decades before in a deadly shoot-out. And his grief will lead him back to the place where he was born, where his father died, and where a brutal conspiracy is about to explode. For Bob Lee Swagger, the world changed on that hot day in Blue Eye, Arkansas, when two local boys rode armed and wild in a '55 Fairlane convertible. Swagger's father, Earl, a state trooper, was investigating the brutal murder of a young woman that day. By midnight Earl Swagger lay dead in a deserted cornfield. Now Bob Lee wants answers. He wants to know the truth behind the shoot -out that took his father's life, a mystery buried in forty years of lies. Because for Bob Lee Swagger, the killing didn't end that day in Blue Eye, Arkansas. The killing had just begun . . . Weaving together characters from his national bestsellers Point of Impact and Dirty White Boys, Stephen Hunter's gripping thriller builds to an exhilarating climax—and an explosion of gunfire that blasts open the secrets of two generations. Praise for Black Light “Put on your seat belt—Black Light is a wild ride you won't forget.”—The Chicago Tribune “Nobody writes action better than Stephen Hunter and Black Light is one of his best. . . [The] action scenes play like a movie, the plot is intriguing and the writing is top-notch.”—Phillip Margolin “Only a handful of writers today can match Hunter for imagination and the ability to make a reader's adrenaline rush.”—New York Daily News “Filled with detail, clever plotting, suspense, and a hunt to the death that leaves the reader dry-mouthed with tension. Hunter knows his guns, and he writes about them with a precision that holds the attention of even a fervent anti-gun supporter.”—The Orlando Sentinel “One of the most skilled hands in the thriller business. The plot is fast-paced, well-constructed and builds to a pulse-pounding night ambush. . . . It should seal his reputation as an author who not only can write bestselling thrillers, but write them exceedingly well.”—Publishers Weekly
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Black Light Express

We think there is another, but it lies in the region you call the Black Light Zone. We would like to refuel our trains here, and pass through your world to ...

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781630790974

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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With superb world building, gripping action, and ruthless political intrigue, Black Light Express delivers a breathtaking adventure into the darkest depths of space and is sure to please sci-fi fans and foes alike. At the edge of the Great Network, a small-time thief and an android girl ride aboard a sentient train. They hurtle toward the unknown, ready to see what lies beyond the end of the universe. But Zen Starling and Nova leave behind worlds on the brink of chaos. Old rulers are dead, and now young Threnody Noon sits precariously on the throne. Unrest spreads like a virus, a rival corporate family grows hungry for power, and the once tranquil Empire seems bound for railwar and ruin. Watching everything are the Guardians--the mysterious god-like AIs to whom people of the Network offer their prayers and praises. But even gods have secrets. Secrets the so-called benevolent deities would do anything to keep hidden deep within the farthest reaches of existence. Return to the exciting sci-fi world of Philip Reeve in this sequel to Railhead, which received three starred reviews and was praised by Publishers Weekly as a thrilling and imaginative escapade.
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The Book of Black

Those readers old enough to remember the ubiquitous Max-inspired black-light posters of the psychedelic Sixties will appreciate author Edward Rielly's ...

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9781606600498

Category: Reference

Page: 214

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Explores topics related to "black," examining aspects of fashion, philosophy, politics, and popular culture.
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Black Light

The lights are off. The black light is on and my collection of ceramic skulls glow brightly, each staring with hollow, empty sockets. I turn the light on.

Author: Christopher Szatkowski

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595188185

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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Stemming from a request for a simple favor, Mathias is thrust into his cousin Tommy’s world of drugs, raves, deceit and murder. When a deal goes bad, the two are left with a duffel bag full of money and three dead bodies, forcing them to flee Los Angeles as they are relentlessly pursued through small towns of the southwest. The cousins careen through an ocean array of alcohol, drugs, and unsuspected self-discovery in a desperate attempt for vindication… and survival. "Christopher Szatkowski's millennial road novel, Blacklight, takes us into a brave new world of collegiate drifters, still variously trying, in Van Morrison's words, 'to get down to what is really real'. It's a surprising and engaging debut." —Aram Saroyan "Mix up equal parts of Hunter S. Thompson and Elmore Leonard's style in a phantasmagoric prose cocktail shaker, toss in a USC student on a careening, drug and booze-soaked road trip across California to Arizona and back, top it off with a few bizarre Christmas tableaux, and you've got Christopher Szatkowski's ambitious new book, Blacklight." —Allen Woodman
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Black Light

I said, and stalked out of the dark church and into the warmth and light before he could say a word. At that moment, vibrating with fury, ...

Author: K. A. Bedford

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN: 9781925161441

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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This charmingly spooky novel is set in Pelican River, southwest of Perth, in the 1920s. With all the charm and coziness of a BBC TV period drama, the story plays out in the aftermath of the First World War. It is centered around the eccentric and newly widowed Ruth, her butler Rutherford, and her aunt Julia, together with Ruth's inventor neighbor Gordon and his raft of hounds, and the elusive and sinister demon, Mr Nor. Humor abounds and the characters explore the new ideas in science and physics of the era, as well as the development of science fiction itself, with cameos by the likes of Mr. H. G. Wells. This supernatural crime mystery also bears the traces of the effect of war on a nation and its people.
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Black Light

When black liquid begins to come out fast, the man stands up and spins around, trying to outrun the problem. He covers his mouth with his hands, ...

Author: Kimberly King Parsons

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781838951306

Category: Fiction

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'The stories in Black Light are grimy and weird, surprising, utterly lush... I loved every moment of this book.' Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties _____________________ A black light illuminates that which the eye doesn't see, uncovering what is hidden in plain sight. In this raw, compassionate, debut collection Kimberly King Parsons casts light onto the weird, the intimate, the eerie and the sublimely beautiful with unflinching gaze and ferocious eloquence. Over twelve crackling stories, each a glorious escape hatch, she captures the bright ache of first love, the claustrophobic shadows of desire, the obsessive nature of friendship and the rapturous pull of taboo. Filled with a frenetic longing for connection, her reckless yet resilient heroines exhilarate and charm as they pursue the promise of elsewhere. With psychedelic energy and deep humanity, Black Light chews over the messiness of being alive, the unsteadiness of hope and the ecstasies of coming of age.
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Black Light

I know, because the first time I saw the place, I had a mark inside me, and when I saw the house through the Blacklight...the overgrowth was gone, ...

Author: Patrick Melton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444736977

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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If you have a supernatural problem that won't go away, you need Buck Carlsbad: private eye, exorcist, and last resort. Buck's got a way with spirits that no one else can match, and a lot of questions that only spirits can answer. Buck has spent years looking deep into the Blacklight on the other side of death, trying to piece together the mystery that destroyed his family and left him for dead. It's dangerous, but it's his only hope of finding out what happened to them - and what made him the way he is. But then Buck takes a call from a billionnaire, and finds himself working the most harrowing case of his career. One that will either reveal the shocking secrets of his life, or end it forever...
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Black Light Posters

Thursday last, Last night, Gunshot, Awake, Half-light, Fright, Killer fled, Victim gratefully dead, The candle burnt down And the bottle dry.

Author: Dave Kenyon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781847999177

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

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black light posters details one man's journey from his home in the city toward the waiting sea. Along the way, the powerful voices of both sea and city fight a desperate battle for his soul; each wants him for their own and would rather see him destroyed than loose him to the other. In a struggle to escape from the elemental forces that hold him captive, the man embarks on a personal quest for redemption. As his journey nears its end, he is forced to confront a lifetime of memories that have been cruelly fragmented by addiction, self-loathing and guilt.
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Infamous Love A Black Light Prequel

The trio owns the Black Light BDSM clubs and have cameo appearances in almost all Black Light books, often playing major secondary roles in those stories.

Author: Livia Grant

Publisher: Black Collar Press

ISBN: 9780998219103

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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A private car on a train to Paris. One penniless, language-challenged, curvaceous grad student . Two A-list male models with a penchant for dominance; for each other, and a stranded young woman. Emma Fischer begins her journey a girl, but ends it a woman in the commanding arms of Jaxson Davidson and Chase Cartwright. Does what happens on the train have to stay on the train, or can it bloom into something real? Find out in this sexy, exciting ménage. Publisher’s Note: Infamous Love is a M/m/f erotic ménage romance meant for adult audiences only.
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Black Light

The title of this painting is (in Welsh) 'Black Apple of Gower'. This seems to be a most obtuse sort of title - it is my own title, and expresses for me the ...

Author: Francis Gooding

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UCSD:31822036223360

Category: Art

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"Myths are never limited to place or time. They are ever-present as each epoch offers them a new guise. It may even be said that meaning itself is achieved by the same energies that animate myth. Black Light examines four paintings from the Modern tradition in the light of episodes from antique mythology. As the myths illuminate the paintings, and paintings throw light on the myths, Gooding shows that themes from ancient sources can be seen to resonate in the modern representations. Tracing unexpected thematic correspondences across two millennia of literature and art, the author finds that whatever meaning is sought through interpretation, myth becomes an indispensable tool of analysis. In the work of the classical authors such as Sophocles and Ovid, Gooding finds mythic elements which are also present in paintings by Manet, Matisse, Richards and Warhol. Opening a new dialogue between modern and ancient, Black Light explores living myth in modern paintings." -- Publisher's description
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Deus Ex Black Light Deus Ex Mankind Divided prequel

She'd programmed Adam Jensen's tracer bracelet icon into her infolink's headup display and now she watched it drift away below her, a black diamond edged in ...

Author: James Swallow

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781785651212

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A brand-new official Deus Ex prequel, bridging events between Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the brand-new game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The year is 2029, and the promise of a new age of human augmentation is in ruins. Awakening in the aftermath of a changed world, augmented ex-cop and former security operative Adam Jensen struggles to find answers. In a world shattered by secrets, can the truth be brought into the light?
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Black Light

It was during this period that he must have conceived and worked on Black Light, the Iran book for which he did find a publisher. NONE OF THIS HISTORY, ...

Author: Galway Kinnell

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781619026599

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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Black Light is a voyage of discovery and transformation. Set in Iran, it tells the story of Jamshid, a quiet simple carpet mender, who one day suddenly commits a murder and is forced to flee. With this violent act his old life ends and a strange new existence begins. Galway Kinnell combines his gift for precise imagery with a storyteller's skill in this journey across the Iranian desert—away from the fragile self–righteous virtues of adopted moral tradition, into the disorder and sexual confusion of agonizing self–knowledge. First published in 1966 by Houghton Mifflin, this extensively revised paperback edition of Black Light brings a distinguished novel back into print.
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The Black Lights

The author recounts his experiences watching Billy Costello, the superlightweight champion prepare for a title defense, and shares his observations on the sport of boxing

Author: Thomas Hauser

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 067169393X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 259

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The author recounts his experiences watching Billy Costello, the superlightweight champion prepare for a title defense, and shares his observations on the sport of boxing
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Cascaded Spirits

The birds stop chirping and fly away from the sill and head south, transform to black lights, turn sharply ninety-degrees and move, at warp speed, ...

Author: Robert Hands

Publisher: indpublisher.com

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Seeing Dark Things

Victor Hugo's dying words were reported as “I see the black light!” Westphal employs his commissive definition to explain why “black light” is an oxymoron: ...

Author: Roy Sorensen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199797134

Category: Philosophy

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Roy Sorensen here defends the causal theory of perception by treating absences as causes. He draws heavily on common sense and psychology to vindicate the assumption that we directly perceive absences.
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