Author: Eric Frank Russell
Publisher: Pollinger in Print
ISBN: 1905665458
Category: Fiction
Page: 289
View: 3076
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.

Ant-Man und Wasp - Abenteuer im Microverse

Author: Mark Waid
Publisher: Marvel bei Panini Comics
ISBN: 3736744471
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 124
View: 4275
Eigentlich will Ant-Man Scott Lang nur, dass das junge Genie Nadia van Dyne alias Wasp ihn aus dem All auf die Erde teleportiert. Doch etwas geht schief, und die beiden Helden, die nicht gerade dicke Freunde sind, landen im subatomaren Microverse, wo sie als Eindringlinge attackiert werden! Zugleich haben beide mit ihren riesigen Dämonen zu kämpfen ...

USS Wasp -

Author: N.A
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
ISBN: 1563114046
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Page: 160
View: 8024

The Job of the Wasp

A Novel
Author: Colin Winnette
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593766858
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
View: 2699
“A witty and grisly gothic unlike anything I’ve ever read. You should absolutely read this.” —Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble A new arrival at an isolated school for orphaned boys quickly comes to realize there is something wrong with his new home. He hears chilling whispers in the night, his troubled classmates are violent and hostile, and the Headmaster sends cryptic messages, begging his new charge to confess. As the new boy learns to survive on the edges of this impolite society, he starts to unravel a mystery at the school's dark heart. And that's when the corpses start turning up. A coming-of-age tale, a Gothic ghost story, and a murder mystery all in one, The Job of the Wasp is a bloodcurdling and brilliantly subversive novel about paranoia, love, and the nightmare of adolescence.


Author: Wolfgang Hohlbein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783800054367
Page: 959
View: 9419
Gemeinsam mit seiner kratzbürstigen Fast-Freundin Patrizia versucht der junge Journalist Wayne die Herkunft seltsamer Kornkreise und aggressiver Insektenschwärme zu klären. Mystery-Thriller, in dem die Protagonisten von einer gefährlichen Situation in die nächste geraten. Ab 14.

Orchid and the Wasp

A Novel
Author: Caoilinn Hughes
Publisher: Hogarth
ISBN: 1524761125
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 3193
"A gem of a novel." – ELLE “Caoilinn Hughes is a massive talent.” – Anthony Doerr, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See An unforgettable young woman navigates Dublin, London and New York, striving to build a life raft for her loved-ones amidst economic and familial collapse. In this dazzlingly original debut novel, award-winning Irish writer Caoilinn Hughes introduces a heroine of mythic proportions in the form of one Gael Foess. A tough, thoughtful, and savvy opportunist, Gael is determined to live life on her own terms. Raised in Dublin by single-minded, careerist parents, Gael learns early how a person’s ambitions and ideals can be compromised— and she refuses to let her vulnerable, unwell younger brother, Guthrie, suffer such sacrifices. When Gael’s financier father walks out on them during the economic crash of 2008, her family fractures. Her mother, a once-formidable orchestral conductor, becomes a shadow. And a fateful incident prevents Guthrie from finishing high school. Determined not to let her loved-ones fall victim to circumstance, Gael leaves Dublin for the coke-dusted social clubs of London and Manhattan’s gallery scene, always working an angle, but beginning to become a stranger to those who love her. Written in electric, heart-stopping prose, Orchid & the Wasp is a novel about gigantic ambitions and hard-won truths, chewing through sexuality, class, and politics, and crackling with joyful, anarchic fury. It challenges bootstraps morality with questions of what we owe one another and what we earn. A first novel of astonishing talent, Orchid & the Wasp announces Caoilinn Hughes as one of the most exciting literary writers working today.

The Wasp Eater

Author: William Lychack
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618618903
Category: Fiction
Page: 168
View: 8107
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
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411658833
Category: History
Page: 208
View: 5448
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.

The Wasp Factory

A Novel
Author: Iain Banks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476750246
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 3446
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.

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: 4574
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 Education of a WASP

Author: Lois M. Stalvey
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299119744
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 331
View: 4867
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: 6324
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
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1471717208
Page: N.A
View: 2031

The Decline of the WASP.

Author: Peter Schrag
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster
Category: Americanization
Page: 255
View: 3459
In this original and controversial examination of the American experience, Peter Schrag traces the rise, flowering and fall of the quintessential American type: the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, founder of the country, tamer of the wilderness, definer of our history, inventor of the Protestant Ethic, amasser of the great fortunes, but as of 1970 gradually declining into a beleaguered and self-critical minority group, receding in the rising tide of Jewish writers, Black revolutionaries, Irish-Catholic politicians, respectable mafiosi--the Others, who reject the hegemony and the dreams of the WASP, or else embrace and imitate them, creating a vast national hinterland of neo-WASP styles and artifacts. Peter Schrag examines the WASP myth, the reality of a WASP-imposed culture on a diverse and complex society, and the consequences of the WASP's declining power and self-confidence. At a time when the entire nation was suffering from an identity crisis, this book went straight to the basic question of just what an American was, is and can be.--From publisher description.

Who's Afraid of Walter Wasp?

Author: Vivienne Jamieson
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490732683
Page: 22
View: 2173
"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
Publisher: Out-of-the-ordinary.com
ISBN: 191000510X
Category: Fiction
Page: 182
View: 2514
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. .

Solitary Wasps

Behavior and Natural History
Author: Kevin M. O'Neill
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801437212
Category: Nature
Page: 406
View: 1740
"Solitary Wasps: Behavior and Natural History is the first general survey of the subject in more than 25 years and is the best place to turn for information about the biology and compelling behavior of these common insects. Topics covered in Solitary Wasps: Behavior and Natural History include: classification of the solitary wasps and their relation to other Hymenoptera; foraging and nesting behaviors; mating and parental strategies; thermoregulation; natural enemies; defensive strategies; and directions for future research."--Jacket.

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: 5098
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: 6685
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: 2608
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."