USS Wasp -

Author: N.A
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
ISBN: 1563114046
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Page: 160
View: 1619


Author: Eric Frank Russell
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1848395094
Category: Fiction
Page: 292
View: 5671
The war had been going on for nearly a year and the Sirian Empire had a huge advantage in personnel and equipment. Earth needed an edge. Which was where James Mowry came in. If a small insect buzzing around in a car could so distract the driver as to cause that vehicle to crash, think what havoc one properly trained operative could wreak on an unuspecting enemy. Intensively trained, his appearance surgically altered, James Mowry is landed on Jaimec, the ninety-fourth planet of the Sirian Empire. His mission is simple: sap morale, cause mayhem, tie up resources, wage a one-man war on a planet of eighty million. In short, be a wasp. First published in 1957, WASP is generally regarded as Eric Frank Russell's best novel, a witty and exciting account of a covert war in the heart of enemy territory.

The Wasp Eater

Author: William Lychack
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618618903
Category: Fiction
Page: 168
View: 6690
A nine-year-old boy living in a New England mill town dreams of reuniting his separated parents after his mother catches his father having an affair and throws him out and the father makes nightly returns to plot a reunification with his son. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

Wings, Wasp, & Warriors

Author: Travis Monday
ISBN: 1411658833
Category: History
Page: 208
View: 1129
True stories for aviation history buffs. Topics include WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots); National WWII WASP Museum in Sweetwater; RAF (Royal Air Force) in Texas; Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas; P-47 Fighter Pilot Otto Carter and "The Sweetwater Swatter"; Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater; C-47 Crash and Memorial in Nolan Co., Texas; Charles Lindbergh in the Pacific in World War II; Military Gliders in World War II, including story of Combat Glider Pilot George Theis in Operation Varsity; South Plains Army Air Field; Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock, Texas; 348th Fighter Group; 340th Fighter Squadron (Minutemen); 460th Fighter Squadron (Black Rams); B-24 flight instructor A. N. Densmore; WASP flight instructor, Rigdon Edwards; Neel Kearby; Bill Dunham; and others. Also includes many historic photos and original artwork by Scott Morgan, Michael Vincent, and Otto Carter, III.

Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of World War II

Author: Sarah Byrn Rickman
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574412418
Category: History
Page: 332
View: 1726
She flew the swift P-51 and the capricious P-38, but the heavy, four-engine B-17 bomber and C-54 transport were her forte. This is the story of Nancy Harkness Love who, early in World War II, recruited and led the first group of twenty-eight women to fly military aircraft for the U.S. Army. When the United States entered World War II, the Army needed pilots to transport or "ferry" its combat-bound aircraft across the United States for overseas deployment and its trainer airplanes to flight training bases. Most male pilots were assigned to combat preparation, leaving few available for ferrying jobs. Into this vacuum stepped Nancy Love and her civilian Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS). Love had advocated using women as ferry pilots as early as 1940. Jackie Cochran envisioned a more ambitious plan, to train women to perform a variety of the military's flight-related jobs stateside. The Army implemented both programs in the fall of 1942, but Jackie's idea piqued General Hap Arnold's interest and, by summer 1943, her concept had won. The women's programs became one under the name Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), with Cochran as the Director of Women Pilots and Love as the Executive for WASP. Nancy Love believed that the women attached to the military needed to be on equal footing with the men and given the same opportunities to prove their abilities and mettle. Young women serving today as combat pilots owe much to Love for creating the opportunity for women to serve. Her foresight and tenacity nearly seventy years ago helped ensure their future. Now author Sarah Byrn Rickman, aviation historian, presents the first full-length biography of Nancy Love and her role in the WAFS and WASP programs, Her book will appeal to all with a love of flight.

The Wasp Factory

A Novel
Author: Iain Banks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476750246
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 4725
The polarizing literary debut by Scottish author Ian Banks, The Wasp Factory is the bizarre, imaginative, disturbing, and darkly comic look into the mind of a child psychopath. Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen, and unconventional to say the least: Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different and more fundamental reasons than I'd disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim. That's my score to date. Three. I haven't killed anybody for years, and don't intend to ever again. It was just a stage I was going through.

The Education of a WASP

Author: Lois M. Stalvey
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299119744
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 331
View: 7252
Brimming with honestly and passion, The Education of a WASP chronicles one white woman's discovery of racism in 1960s America. First published in 1970 and highly acclaimed by reviewers, Lois Stalvey's account is as timely now as it was then. Nearly twenty years later, with ugly racial incidents occurring on college campuses, in neighborhoods, and in workplaces everywhere, her account of personal encounters with racism remains deeply disturbing. Educators and general readers interested in the subtleties of racism will find the story poignant, revealing, and profoundly moving. “Delightful and horrible, a singular book.” —Choice “An extraordinarily honest and revealing book that poses the issue: loyalty to one’s ethnic group or loyalty to conscience.” —Publishers Weekly


or A Very Sweet Power
Author: Ian Garbutt
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857908413
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 3502
For a gentleman seeking more prestigious company amidst the bawdy houses of an eighteenth-century city, the House of Masques provides the perfect no-touch escorts. Girls, highly educated and socially trained, are status symbols for politicians, bankers and royalty alike. Into this world comes Bethany Harris, a disgraced governess who has been rescued from a madhouse and transformed into the Masque named Wasp. She soon discovers that everyone in the House has a troubled past, and personal horrors, coupled with dark ambition, are leading to a crisis that threatens to destroy the House of Masques and everyone in it.

Wasp Facts & Information

Author: James Andrew Jones
ISBN: 1471717208
Page: N.A
View: 640

Who's Afraid of Walter Wasp?

Author: Vivienne Jamieson
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490732683
Page: 22
View: 7670
"Walter Wasp mischievously thought that for fun, wouldn't it be great to scare everyone " Walter Wasp's plan to scare everyone works, much to his sheer delight, until he abruptly gets a taste of his own medicine. So... who isn't afraid of Walter Wasp? This read-aloud rhyming story will have children ages 3-7 chorusing Walter Wasp's cheeky taunt - "I made you flee, I made you see, you are afraid of me " Fun, cheeky, delightful and cute...Walter Wasp teaches children the value of seeing things from the viewpoint of others.

The Winter Wasp

Author: Stewart Robinson
ISBN: 191000510X
Category: Fiction
Page: 182
View: 8204
The recession bites leaving Amelia Dawson marooned at school awaiting her parents. Life has changed, she finds she has a new home but it comes with a secret. Christmas approaches, it's almost time to celebrate or is it? A timeless force sleeps. Will she wake? Will she get her way? A dark tale featuring many of the usual Christmas suspects as you've never seen them before. .

The WASP Question

An Essay on the Biocultural Evolution, Present Predicament, and Future Prospects of the Invisible Race
Author: Andrew Fraser
Publisher: Arktos
ISBN: 1907166297
Category: Philosophy
Page: 418
View: 3186
Fraser offers a groundbreaking contribution to the project of synthesizing Anglo-American constitutional and legal history with the evolutionary biology of ethnicity and a Christian ethno-theology. "The WASP Question" is valuable for focusing attention on the plight of Anglo-Saxon societies assailed by runaway materialism and imposed diversity.

Tommy Honeybee and Wullie Wasp

Author: Jef Urquhart
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434929035
Page: 68
View: 4169
This book aims to bring to the attention of children and adults the importance of honey bees, the precarious state they are in, and the danger of disease that varroa mites, other pesticides, and natural enemies bring to the species, as well as the effect this can have on the existence of humans as a whole and how amazing these little insects really are. This book endeavors to describe how easy it is to keep your own honey bees, help to save them, and also to enhance the lives of humans worldwide. Honey bees are one of the most endangered species on the planet, and everyone needs to know and do something about it.

The White Wasp

Author: Arthur J. Burks
Publisher: eStar Books
ISBN: 1612104010
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 6335
Vengeance groom many strange steeds that murder may ride, but none are strange as the one loosed in china-town to sear the mark of Bei Tui on the brain of Dorus Noel.excerpt"I don't know," Dorus Noel spoke softly into the telephone, addressing his police superior out on Park Avenue, the man who had taken on the titanic task of ridding New York's Chinatown of criminals, "whether the death of Chu Chul ends the reign of terror in Chinatown. I hope so. Knowing China and the Chinese, and that Chu Chul had all the nine lives of a cat, I'm inclined to doubt it, despite the urge of reason. I saw Chu Chul, dead, with my own eyes. But I'm not forgetting that I saw him dead once before, sinking in the Pei Ho near Tientsin.""There is danger for you in Chinatown, Noel?" asked his superior softly.Dorus Noel, from the depths of his many years of experience with Chinese evildoers, laughed casually."In Chinatown, in Timbuctu, in Kamchatka, there is danger for the man who caused the death of Chu Chul," he said. "Chu Chul headed a vast organization. That organization had multitudinous roots. When the head of such an organization is lopped off, a fresh one grows. To destroy such an organization is to harvest the stars with a carving knife.""Then what is the use?""There's always use. We can, you know, keep lopping off heads.""I leave it to you, Noel," said the unknown."Thanks. Then I'll stay in Chinatown, but remember what I said about Chinese organizations. I could tell you many tales of the Society of the White Lily, or the Red Spears and the Hung Hu Tze. But never mind. I'll let you know what happens."

Can You Tell a Bee from a Wasp?

Author: Buffy Silverman
Publisher: LernerClassroom
ISBN: 076137843X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 4818
Did you just see a bee? Or was it a wasp? These animals look very similar, but they are different. Read this book to become an expert at telling these look alikes apart"-- Cover verso.

The Wasp

And Other One-Act Plays
Author: Robert Manns
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595605206
Category: Drama
Page: 192
View: 6011
In an age of miniaturization, the one-act play should find itself at home. People do attend concertized etudes, most often for the piano, and that is precisely what a one-act play is-an etude. Sometimes it's a character study, others a piece of action, still others a complete little story, and several strung together selectively can make a program.

Vespick the Wasp Queen

Series 6
Author: Adam Blade
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1408326728
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 338
Tom has nearly reached the end of his most challenging Beast Quest! The fate of his mother and the land of Kayonia depend on him and his faithful companions. Can he defeat the deadliest of his foes, Vespick the Wasp Queen, and wicked Wizard Velmal?

A Wasp Among Eagles

A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II
Author: Ann Carl
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588343413
Category: History
Page: 152
View: 8621
Before World War II most Americans did not believe that the average woman could fly professionally, but during the war more than a thousand women pilots proved them wrong. These were the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), who served as military flyers on the home front. In March 1944 one of them, Ann Baumgartner, was assigned to the Fighter Flight Test Branch at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. There she would make history as the only woman to test-fly experimental planes during the war and the first woman to fly a jet. A WASP among Eagles is the first-person story of how Baumgartner learned to fly, trained as a WASP, and became one of the earliest jet-age pioneers. Flying such planes as the Curtiss A-25 Helldiver, the Lockheed P-38, and the B-29 Superfortress, she was the first woman to participate in a host of experiments, including in-air refueling and flying the first fighter equipped with a pressurized cockpit. But in evaluating the long-awaited turbojet-powered Bell YP-59A, she set a “first” record that would remain unchallenged for ten years.

The Paper Wasp

Author: Teresa Cader
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810150843
Category: Poetry
Page: 81
View: 4143
In these poems, Teresa Cader undertakes three poetic explorations, all of them deriving from the book's opening image of a paper wasp spinning its white nest on a terrace in ancient China. The paper universe assembled by the wasp teems with both destructive and creative forces and will lead to the invention of paper and the power of writing. The book's first section explores the mystery of creativity; the second looks beneath the papery surface of the nest at the connection between physical and figurative birth. "Internal Exile," winner of the Poetry Society of America's 1997 George Bogin Memorial Award, forms the third section of the collection, addressing the invasion of the nest by destructive powers in the example of the life of Soviet writer Eugenia Ginzburg.

Systematics of the parasitic wasp genus Oxyscelio Kieffer (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae s.l.), Part I: Indo-Malayan and Palearctic fauna

Author: Roger A. Burks,Lubomir Masner,Norman F. Johnson,Andrew D. Austin
Publisher: PenSoft Publishers LTD
ISBN: 9546426814
Category: Science
Page: 263
View: 2958
This issue contains the first of a planned set of three publications greatly expanding knowledge of the platygastroid genus Oxyscelio Kieffer. We recognize 90 species in the Indo-Malayan and Palearctic realms, 71 of which are described here as new species. We divided these species into 13 species groups in order to highlight unique or unusual morphological features shared by certain species. A total of 438 specimen photographs are provided to aid in specimen identification. Newly discovered species are described from Brunei, China, Christmas Island, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.