1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck - in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the fifty apple trees required to stake their claim on the property. But the orchard they plant sows the seeds of a long battle. James loves the apples, reminders of an easier life back in Connecticut; while Sadie prefers the applejack they make, an alcoholic refuge from brutal frontier life.1853: Their youngest child Robert is wandering through Gold Rush California. Restless and haunted by the broken family he left behind, he has made his way alone across the country. In the redwood and giant sequoia groves he finds some solace, collecting seeds for a naturalist who sells plants from the new world to the gardeners of England. But you can run only so far, even in America, and when Robert's past makes an unexpected appearance he must decide whether to strike out again or stake his own claim to a home at last. Chevalier tells a fierce, beautifully crafted story in At the Edge of the Orchard, her most graceful and richly imagined work yet.
In the inhospitable Black Swamp of Ohio, the Goodenough family are barely scratching out a living. Life there is harsh, tempered only by the apples they grow for eating and for the cider that dulls their pain. Hot-headed Sadie and buttoned-up James are a poor match, and Robert and his sister Martha can only watch helplessly as their parents tear each other apart. One particularly vicious fight sends Robert out alone across America, far from his sister, to seek his fortune among the mighty redwoods and sequoias of Gold Rush California. But even across a continent, jhe can feel the pull of family loyalties...
Sovereignty at the Edge – Macau and the Question of Chineseness
Bunny, Tickle the Pig and Squeak the Mouse spend a day together at the apple orchard! Silly Tickle and helpful Squeak make a little trouble and a lot of fun for their friend Bunny. A simple, interactive story makes their silly antics easy to follow and fun to share.
Hear what I have to say about the cherry orchard, because it is mine. I say bring it down, tear it down. Smash it down and tear it down. Watch, watch. Just you watch. I will build holiday villas, as far as the eye can see. I will build a place for everyone to come and enjoy. For the future. And this will be the future. A new life. A new way of life. Here! Come now and play. Play. Play! Get the band to play. Ranyevskaya returns more or less bankrupt after ten years abroad. Luxuriating in her fading moneyed world and regardless of the increasingly hostile forces outside, she and her brother snub the lucrative scheme of Lopakhin, a peasant turned entrepreneur, to save the family estate. In so doing, they put up their lives to auction and seal the fate of the beloved orchard. Set at the very start of the twentieth century, "The Cherry Orchard" captures a poignant moment in Russia's history as the country rolls inexorably towards 1917. "The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov in a version by Andrew Upton, premiered at the National Theatre, London, in May 2011.
An experimental investigation was undertaken to test the effectiveness of a novel design for controlling the aerodynamics of an airfoil. A synthetic jet actuator (SJA) was placed inside a NACA 0015 airfoil with its jet at 12.5% of the chord length, hereby referred to as the leading edge actuator. Four centrifugal fans across the span were mounted at 70% of the chord and the jet formed by them was located at 99% of the chord, hereby referred to as the trailing edge actuator. The effects of these actuators on the aerodynamic properties were studied, separately and then in conjunction, with varying angles of attack. The leading edge actuator delays the onset of stall up to 24 degrees, the maximum angle of attack that could be attained. The control of the aerodynamics was achieved by controlling the amount of separated region. There was no effect of the actuation at lower angles of attack. The trailing edge actuator provides aerodynamic control at both low and high angles of attack. The study investigated the effect of jet momentum coefficient on the aerodynamic properties for various angles of attack.
In 1830s Ohio, the Goodenough family barely scratch out a living in the inhospitable Black Swamp. Robert and his sister Martha must watch as their parents' marriage is torn apart by disputes over whether to grow sweet apples to eat or sour apples for cider and applejack. One particularly vicious fight sends Robert out alone across America, far from his sister, into a life dominated not by apple trees but by the mighty redwoods and sequoias of California.