The Snakehead

The Snakehead
Author: Patrick Radden Keefe
Pages: 414
ISBN: 9780307279279
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Release: 2010
Editor: Anchor
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the story of illegal Chinese immigrant Cheng Chui Ping, who built a human smuggling conglomerate with links to a violent Chinatown gang, an organization that was exposed by New York's "Jade Squad" and the FBI twelve years before Ping's conviction.

The Snakehead

The Snakehead
Author: Patrick Radden Keefe
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780385530217
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Release: 2009-07-21
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this thrilling panorama of real-life events, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates a secret world run by a surprising criminal: a charismatic middle-aged grandmother, who from a tiny noodle shop in New York’s Chinatown managed a multi-million dollar business smuggling people. Keefe reveals the inner workings of Sister Ping’s complex empire and recounts the decade-long FBI investigation that eventually brought her down. He follows an often incompetent and sometimes corrupt INS as it pursues desperate immigrants risking everything to come to America, and along the way, he paints a stunning portrait of a generation of illegal immigrants and the intricate underground economy that sustains and exploits them. Grand in scope yet propulsive in narrative force, The Snakehead is both a kaleidoscopic crime story and a brilliant exploration of the ironies of immigration in America.

Snakehead

Snakehead
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781101158258
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Release: 2007-11-13
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What goes up must come down, and when we last saw Alex Rider, he was as up as can be—in outer space. When he crash lands off the coast of Australia, the Australian Secret Service recruits him to infiltrate one of the ruthless gangs operating across South East Asia. Known as snakeheads, the gangs smuggle drugs, weapons, and worst of all, people. Alex accepts the assignment, in part for the chance to work with his godfather and learn more about his parents. What he uncovers, however, is a secret that will make this his darkest and most dangerous mission yet . . . and that his old nemesis, Scorpia, is anything but out of his life. From the slums of Bangkok to the Australian Outback to the middle of the Timor Sea, Snakehead is Alex Rider’s most action-packed adventure yet. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.

Snakehead

Snakehead
Author: Peter May
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781681440798
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Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: Quercus
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"AN EXCELLENT THRILLER." --KIRKUS REVIEWS "SPELL-BINDING." --ABERDEEN EVENING EXPRESS "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED." --SHOTS MAGAZINE SUFFOCATEDA vehicle crammed with dozens of dead Chinese immigrants is found in southern Texas. Forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell must put aside her horror and find out why. SUMMONED Detective Li Yan--an even more unwelcome memory for Campbell--has arrived stateside to investigate a link in the case to a lucrative trade in illegal laborers. SNAKEHEAD Li and Campbell will soon find that the crime scene hides another secret: a biological time bomb linking traffickers, politicians, and migrants in Beijing, Washington, and Texas--posing multiple countries one very singular threat.

The Snakeheads

The Snakeheads
Author: Mary Moylum
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1554886627
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Release: 2001-09-01
Editor: Dundurn
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nick Slovak is put in charge of a hot immigration investigation when he learns that his partner, immigration officer Walter Martin, is dead and the killer has escaped. Nick’s investigation turns up a trail of unsavoury evidence: organized crime, a billion dollar smuggling operation, and government corruption at the highest levels. As his world is turned upside down, he is forced to confront the painful truth about Grace Wang-Weinstein, the woman he loves. Grace, a brilliant young immigration judge, finds herself a suspect in the murder investigation. At the same time, she is handed the biggest case of her career, and pitched into a web of intrigue. Caught between her political masters, the police and the cold-eyed killers of an immigration officer, she must confront the past in order to unravel the truth - that one of her friends is not what he seems to be.

Snakehead

Snakehead
Author: Ann Halam
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780375895333
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Release: 2009-09-08
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PERSEUS, THE GOD-TOUCHED son of Zeus and a mortal princess, takes his easy life on the island of Serifos for granted, but he knows he lives in troubled times. First the gods, now the politicians, send trouble rumbling across land and sea. When a beautiful stranger, a fugitive from another disaster zone, arrives on the island, Perseus is smitten. But Andromeda isn’t all she seems. She must die to save her people, and a stunning, world-changing discovery will die with her, unless Perseus abandons everything to confront the Medusa quest.

Al Capone

Al Capone
Author: Deirdre Bair
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780345804518
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Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Born in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York, to poor, Italian immigrant parents, Al Capone went on to become the most infamous gangster in American history. Writing with exclusive access to Capone's descendants, Deirdre Bair finally gets at the truth behind this eternally fascinating man, who was equal parts charismatic mobster, doting father, and calculating monster"--

Aquaculture in China

Aquaculture in China
Author: Jian-Fang Gui,Qisheng Tang,Zhongjie Li,Jiashou Liu,Sena S. De Silva
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781119120766
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Release: 2018-03-28
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fish have been a major component of our diet and it has been suggested that fish/seafood consumption contributed to the development of the human brain, and this together with the acquisition of bipedalism, perhaps made us what we are. In the modern context global fish consumption is increasing. However, unlike our other staples, until a few years back the greater proportion of our fish supplies were of a hunted origin. This scenario is changing and a greater proportion of fish we consume now is of farmed origin. Aquaculture, the farming of waters, is thought to have originated in China, many millennia ago. Nevertheless, it transformed into a major food sector only since the second half of the last century, and continues to forge ahead, primarily in the developing world. China leads the global aquaculture production in volume, in the number of species that are farmed, and have contributed immensely to transforming the practices from an art to a science. This book attempts to capture some of the key elements and practices that have contributed to the success of Chinese aquaculture. The book entails contributions from over 100 leading experts in China, and provides insights into some aquaculture practices that are little known to the rest of the world. This book will be essential reading for aquaculturists, practitioners, researchers and students, and planners and developers.

Say Nothing

Say Nothing
Author: Patrick Radden Keefe
Pages: 441
ISBN: 9780307279286
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Release: 2019
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A narrative about a notorious killing that took place in Northern Ireland during The Troubles and its devastating repercussions to this day"--

Snakehead

Snakehead
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Pages: 388
ISBN: 1417830808
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Release: 2008-09
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

While working with the Australian Secret Service on a dangerous mission, teenaged spy Alex Rider uncovers information about his parents.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0061753971
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America's evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years, Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and also as a symbolic figure beyond it. Conflicted by power, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as Minister to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature. Predicting that slavery would shape the future of America's development, this professed proponent of emancipation elided the issue in the Declaration and continued to own human property. An eloquent writer, he was an awkward public speaker; a reluctant candidate, he left an indelible presidential legacy. Jefferson's statesmanship enabled him to negotiate the Louisiana Purchase with France, doubling the size of the nation, and he authorized the Lewis and Clark expedition, opening up the American frontier for exploration and settlement. Hitchens also analyzes Jefferson's handling of the Barbary War, a lesser-known chapter of his political career, when his attempt to end the kidnapping and bribery of Americans by the Barbary states, and the subsequent war with Tripoli, led to the building of the U.S. navy and the fortification of America's reputation regarding national defense. In the background of this sophisticated analysis is a large historical drama: the fledgling nation's struggle for independence, formed in the crucible of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, and, in its shadow, the deformation of that struggle in the excesses of the French Revolution. This artful portrait of a formative figure and a turbulent era poses a challenge to anyone interested in American history -- or in the ambiguities of human nature.

SNAKEHEAD

SNAKEHEAD
Author: DOLIN EJ
Pages: 266
ISBN: 1588341542
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Release: 2003-09-17
Editor: Smithsonian
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tells the story of the discovery of the northern snakehead in a suburban pond in Crofton, Maryland in the summer of 2002 and the media frenzy which followed this native Asian fish species dubbed the "Frankenfish."

Detection of Virus in the Snakehead Fish During a Disease Epidemic by Light and Electron Microscopy

Detection of Virus in the Snakehead Fish During a Disease Epidemic by Light and Electron Microscopy
Author: Anonim
Pages: 12
ISBN: OCLC:930741082
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Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Unspeakable Acts

Unspeakable Acts
Author: Sarah Weinman
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780062839992
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Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A brilliant anthology of modern true-crime writing that illustrates the appeal of this powerful and popular genre, edited and curated by Sarah Weinman, the award-winning author of The Real Lolita The appeal of true-crime stories has never been higher. With podcasts like My Favorite Murder and In the Dark, bestsellers like I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and Furious Hours, and TV hits like American Crime Story and Wild Wild Country, the cultural appetite for stories of real people doing terrible things is insatiable. Acclaimed author ofThe Real Lolitaand editor of Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s (Library of America) and Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives (Penguin), Sarah Weinman brings together an exemplary collection of recent true crime tales. She culls together some of the most refreshing and exciting contemporary journalists and chroniclers of crime working today. Michelle Dean’s “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick” went viral when it first published and is the basis for the TV showThe Act and Pamela Colloff’s “The Reckoning,” is the gold standard for forensic journalism. There are 13 pieces in all and as a collection, they showcase writing about true crime across the broadest possible spectrum, while also reflecting what makes crime stories so transfixing and irresistible to the modern reader.

Diary of a Us Immigration Agent

Diary of a Us Immigration Agent
Author: Felix Rocha Jr.
Pages: 174
ISBN: 1502828200
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Release: 2015-01-29
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A story of children that were kidnapped in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and smugged to the United States by Chinese Smugglers known there as "Snakeheads." The story begins in PRC and ends on Wake Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. While being transported to the United States, the children experience horrors on board a Chinese ship controlled by the Snakeheads.

Snakeheads Pisces Channidae

Snakeheads  Pisces  Channidae
Author: Walter R. Courtenay,James David Williams
Pages: 143
ISBN: 0607937203
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Release: 2004
Editor: U S Geological Survey
Language: en

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Characterization of a Rhabdovirus Isolated from the Snakehead Fish Ophicephalus Striatus

Characterization of a Rhabdovirus Isolated from the Snakehead Fish  Ophicephalus Striatus
Author: Jiraporn Kasornchandra
Pages: 268
ISBN: OCLC:30462661
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Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Naturalized Fishes of the World

Naturalized Fishes of the World
Author: Christopher Lever
Pages: 408
ISBN: UCSD:31822023212426
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Release: 1996
Editor: Poyser
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fish are an important part of a region's biological diversity and a human resource throughout the world. They are valuable for food and/or as a sporting asset. The human interest in fish has inevitably led to the widespread practice of introducing various species to waters outside their normal range. This unique book describes when, where, why, how, and by whom the alien inland fishes now living in a wild state throughout the world were introduced. It also exploreshow they subsequently became naturalized and what, if any, effects they have had in their new environment. Includes a comprehensive index useful for cross-referencing Explains the multiplicity of technical terms in a complete glossary Provides country listings with naturalized fish species Explores the benefits and drawbacks of species displacement in their new ecosystems

Fishing for Snakeheads

Fishing for Snakeheads
Author: Joe Bruce
Pages: 114
ISBN: 1686220146
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Release: 2019-08-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Learn tips and techniques fishing for snakeheads. The best tackle and retrieves to hook up with one of these powerful sport fish. Learn that these fish got a bad rap from the media and aren't the "frankinfish" that is going to destroy the environment. This truly is a game fish that is not easy to catch, but worth the effort to learn and learn to embrace them instead of cursing them. I decribe all the techniques I use to put them on the hook.

Ark Angel

Ark Angel
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Pages: 326
ISBN: 0142407380
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Release: 2007
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After recovering from a near fatal gunshot wound, teenage spy Alex Rider embarks on a new mission to stop a group of eco-terrorists from sabotaging the launch of the first outer space hotel. Reprint.