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The Black Marble PDF Book By Joseph Wambaugh

The Black Marble

  • Author: Joseph Wambaugh
  • ISBN Code: : 1453228128
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 397 Readers
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Two LAPD cops stumble into trouble during a search for a kidnapped dog in this “superb” New York Times bestseller from the author of Hollywood Station (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). Russian-American detective A. A. Valnikov is a burned-out homicide detective who gets teamed with Natalie Zimmerman, twice-divorced with a grudge against men. These unlikely partners are assigned the strange case of a stolen show dog being held for ransom. In this bittersweet tale that the Los Angeles Times called “terrifying and romantic,” the partners will find much more than they ever could have imagined. Cosmopolitan called it “fast, colorful and gripping . . . as touching as it is breathlessly entertaining.”

The Human Age PDF Book By Diane Ackerman

The Human Age

  • Author: Diane Ackerman
  • ISBN Code: : 1443423017
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Nature
  • Reviews : 859 Readers
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A New York Times Bestseller Diane Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force shaping the future of planet Earth. Humans have “subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness.” We tinker with nature at every opportunity; we garden the planet with our preferred species of plants and animals, many of them invasive; and we have even altered the climate, threatening our own extinction. Yet we reckon with our own destructive capabilities in extraordinary acts of hope-filled creativity: we collect the DNA of vanishing species in a “frozen ark,” equip orangutans with iPads and create wearable technologies and synthetic species that might one day outsmart us. With her distinctive gift for making scientific discovery intelligible to the layperson, Ackerman takes us on an exhilarating journey through our new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating—perhaps saving—our future and that of our fellow creatures. A beguiling, optimistic engagement with the changes affecting every part of our lives, The Human Age is a wise and beautiful book that will astound, delight and inform intelligent life for a long time to come. “The Human Age is a dazzling achievement: immensely readable, lively, polymathic, audacious.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Black Cake PDF Book By Charmaine Wilkerson

Black Cake

  • Author: Charmaine Wilkerson
  • ISBN Code: : 0593358341
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 963 Readers
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK AS FEATURED ON TODAY • Two estranged siblings delve into their mother’s hidden past—and how it all connects to her traditional Caribbean black cake—in this immersive family saga, “a character-driven, multigenerational story that’s meant to be savored” (Time). “Wilkerson transports you across the decades and around the globe accompanied by complex, wonderfully drawn characters.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Daisy Jones & The Six, and Malibu Rising In development as a Hulu original series produced by Marissa Jo Cerar, Oprah Winfrey (Harpo Films), and Kapital Entertainment We can’t choose what we inherit. But can we choose who we become? In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking tale Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their lineage and themselves. Can Byron and Benny reclaim their once-close relationship, piece together Eleanor’s true history, and fulfill her final request to “share the black cake when the time is right”? Will their mother’s revelations bring them back together or leave them feeling more lost than ever? Charmaine Wilkerson’s debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch.

The Blue Knight PDF Book By Joseph Wambaugh

The Blue Knight

  • Author: Joseph Wambaugh
  • ISBN Code: : 0446536377
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 866 Readers
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Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals. Gritty, luminous, and ultimately stunning, this novel is Wambaugh at his best--a tale of a street cop on the hardest beat of his life. Twenty and two. Those are the numbers turning in the mind of William "Bumper" Morgan: twenty years on the job, two days before he "pulls the pin" and walks away from it forever. But on the gritty streets of L.A., people look at Bumper like some kind of knight in armor--they've plied him with come-ons, hot tips, and the hard respect a man can't earn anywhere else. Now, with a new job and a good woman waiting for him, a kinky thief terrorizing L.A.'s choice hotels, and a tragedy looming, Bumper Morgan is about to face the only thing that can scare him: the demons that he's been hiding behind his bright and shiny badge...

The Onion Field PDF Book By Joseph Wambaugh

The Onion Field

  • Author: Joseph Wambaugh
  • ISBN Code: : 0307489124
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : True Crime
  • Reviews : 758 Readers
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A fascinating account of a double tragedy: one physical, the other psychological.”—Truman Capote This is the frighteningly true story of two young cops and two young robbers whose separate destinies fatally cross one March night in a bizarre execution in a deserted Los Angeles field. “A complex story of tragic proportions . . . more ambitious than In Cold Blood and equally compelling!”—The New York Times “Once the action begins it is difficult to put the book down. . . . Wambaugh’s compelling account of this true story is destined for the bestseller lists.”—Library Journal

The Blooding PDF Book By Joseph Wambaugh

The Blooding

  • Author: Joseph Wambaugh
  • ISBN Code: : 0804150702
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Page : 428 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 900 Readers
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Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled body is found along a shady footpath near the English village of Narborough. Though a massive 150-man dragnet is launched, the case remains unsolved. Three years later the killer strikes again, raping and strangling teenager Dawn Ashforth only a stone's throw from where Lynda was so brutally murdered. But it will take four years, a scientific breakthrough, the largest manhunt in British crime annals, and the blooding of more than four thousand men before the real killer is found.

Echoes in the Darkness PDF Book By Joseph Wambaugh

Echoes in the Darkness

  • Author: Joseph Wambaugh
  • ISBN Code: : 0804150672
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : True Crime
  • Reviews : 730 Readers
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On June 25, 1989, the naked corpse of schoolteacher Susan Reinert was found wedged into her hatchback car in a hotel parking lot near Philadelphia's "Main Line." Her two children had vanished. The Main Line Murder Case burst upon the headlines--and wasn't resolved for seven years. Now, master crime writer Joseph Wambaugh reconstructs the case from its roots, recounting the details, drama, players and pawns in this bizarre crime that shocked the nation and tore apart a respectable suburban town. The massive FBI and state police investigation ultimately centered on two men. Dr. Jay C. Smith--By day he was principal of Upper Merion High School where Susan Reinert taught. At night he was a sadist who indulged in porno, drugs, and weapons. William Bradfield--He was a bearded and charismatic English teacher and classics scholar, but his real genius was for juggling women--three at a time. One of those women was Susan Reinert. How these two men are connected, how the brilliant murder was carried off, and how the investigators closed this astounding case makes for Wambaugh's most compelling book yet.

Pale Blue Dot PDF Book By Carl Sagan,Ann Druyan

Pale Blue Dot

  • Author: Carl Sagan,Ann Druyan
  • ISBN Code: : 0307801012
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 743 Readers
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“Fascinating . . . memorable . . . revealing . . . perhaps the best of Carl Sagan’s books.”—The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time. Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier—space. In Pale Blue Dot, Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race. “Takes readers far beyond Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity’s future in the stars.”—Chicago Tribune

The Arabian Nights PDF Book By Andrew Lang

The Arabian Nights

  • Author: Andrew Lang
  • ISBN Code: : 3986479171
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Page : 333 pages
  • Genre : Art
  • Reviews : 475 Readers
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The Arabian Nights Andrew Lang - One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries across the Middle East and South Asia. These collections of tales trace their roots back to ancient Arabia and Yemen, ancient Indian literature and Persian literature, ancient Egyptian literature and Mesopotamian mythology, ancient Syria and Asia Minor, and medieval Arabic folk stories from the Caliphate era. Though the oldest Arabic manuscript dates from the fourteenth century, scholarship generally dates the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800900.

The So Blue Marble PDF Book By Dorothy B. Hughes

The So Blue Marble

  • Author: Dorothy B. Hughes
  • ISBN Code: : 1480426954
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 181 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 517 Readers
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A “delightful . . . nonstop action” thriller from the author of In a Lonely Place—“readers new to this forgotten classic are in for a treat” (Publishers Weekly). At the age of twenty-four, Griselda Satterlee has already lived two lifetimes. A star of the silver screen, she gives up Hollywood after a year, and moves to New York to become a designer. While her ex-husband, Con, is out of town, she is staying in his apartment. Walking back one night, she meets two cheerful young men who want to go home with her—and won’t take no for an answer. David and Danny are twins, and they are the most beautiful men Griselda has ever seen. They are also the most dangerous. They want something from her: a lustrous blue marble, which they insist is in Con’s apartment. Though they leave without hurting her, Griselda knows that next time, they won’t be so amiable. To save herself, she must discover the secret of the marble—a secret with death at its core.

BLACK TAJ MAHAL PDF Book By I N Khan (Arshi)

BLACK TAJ MAHAL

  • Author: I N Khan (Arshi)
  • ISBN Code: : 8192747905
  • Publisher : Black Taj Project
  • Page : 260 pages
  • Genre : Architecture
  • Reviews : 779 Readers
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The book is related to one of the most beautiful architecture of the world; the Taj Mahal. It has been scientifically portrayed in the book that makes it a useful guide for the tourists. The most beautiful architectural creation has been analysed from completely new angle, using the empirical rules prepared by a modern scientist - “The Fifteen Properties of Christopher Alexander”. The book sheds light on an age old story of another mausoleum of black marble that was to be built on the other bank of the river Yamuna. The construction of the Taj Mahal was only half of the original grand scheme conceived by its builder emperor Shahjahan. The historical events towards the end of emperor Shah Jahan’s reign, his dethroning and the conspiracies by his own son are highlighted. The book also covers the history of Mughal dynasty in a narrative manner. It traces the inherited quality of creativity and love for art and architecture of Mughals. The book puts into perspective the need of fulfilling a forgotten dream - the creation of Miniature Black Taj Mahal with ebony (natural black wood).

The Choirboys PDF Book By Joseph Wambaugh

The Choirboys

  • Author: Joseph Wambaugh
  • ISBN Code: : 030748288X
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 825 Readers
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“Each wears his cynicism like a bulletproof jockstrap—each has his horror story, his bad dream, his nightshriek. He is afraid of his friends—he is afraid of himself.”—New York Times Partners in the Los Angeles Police Department, they’re haunted by terrifying dark secrets of the nightwatch–shared predawn drink and sex sessions they call choir practice. “A master storyteller . . . authenticity oozes from this book . . . freewheeling and chilling and certainly Wambaugh's best.”—Houston Chronicle

Marbles PDF Book By Ellen Forney

Marbles

  • Author: Ellen Forney
  • ISBN Code: : 1101617195
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 541 Readers
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Cartoonist Ellen Forney explores the relationship between “crazy” and “creative” in this graphic memoir of her bipolar disorder, woven with stories of famous bipolar artists and writers. Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic and terrified that medications would cause her to lose creativity, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability while retaining her passions and creativity. Searching to make sense of the popular concept of the crazy artist, she finds inspiration from the lives and work of other artists and writers who suffered from mood disorders, including Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, William Styron, and Sylvia Plath. She also researches the clinical aspects of bipolar disorder, including the strengths and limitations of various treatments and medications, and what studies tell us about the conundrum of attempting to “cure” an otherwise brilliant mind. Darkly funny and intensely personal, Forney’s memoir provides a visceral glimpse into the effects of a mood disorder on an artist’s work, as she shares her own story through bold black-and-white images and evocative prose.

The Daily Show (The Book) PDF Book By Chris Smith

The Daily Show (The Book)

  • Author: Chris Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 1455565350
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Humor
  • Reviews : 832 Readers
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.

The Reign of the Black Flag PDF Book By Robert Louis Stevenson,Jack London,Arthur Conan Doyle,Edgar Allan Poe,Walter Scott,Richard Le Gallienne,Frederick Marryat,R. M. Ballantyne,Charles Dickens,L. Frank Baum,J. Allan Dunn,Charles Johnson,Howard Pyle,Robert E. Howard,James Fenimore Cooper,Alexandre Dumas,William Hope Hodgson,F. Scott Fitzgerald,Harold MacGrath,G. A. Henty,Washington Irving,Max Pemberton

The Reign of the Black Flag

  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson,Jack London,Arthur Conan Doyle,Edgar Allan Poe,Walter Scott,Richard Le Gallienne,Frederick Marryat,R. M. Ballantyne,Charles Dickens,L. Frank Baum,J. Allan Dunn,Charles Johnson,Howard Pyle,Robert E. Howard,James Fenimore Cooper,Alexandre Dumas,William Hope Hodgson,F. Scott Fitzgerald,Harold MacGrath,G. A. Henty,Washington Irving,Max Pemberton
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Page : 11554 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 662 Readers
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e-artnow presents to you this unique collection of pirate tales, sea adventure novels and true stories of the most notorious pirates:_x000D_ True Pirates of the Caribbean:_x000D_ The King of Pirates: Of Captain Avery, And his Crew_x000D_ Captain Martel_x000D_ Captain Teach, alias Blackbeard_x000D_ Edward England_x000D_ Charles Vane_x000D_ Rackam_x000D_ Mary Read_x000D_ Anne Bonny_x000D_ John Bowen..._x000D_ The Trial of the Pirates at Providence_x000D_ The Pirate Gow _x000D_ The Pirates of Panama…_x000D_ Novels & Stories:_x000D_ Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)_x000D_ The Pirate (Walter Scott)_x000D_ Blackbeard: Buccaneer (Ralph D. Paine)_x000D_ Pieces of Eight (Richard Le Gallienne)_x000D_ The Gold-Bug (Edgar Allan Poe)_x000D_ Jack London:_x000D_ Hearts of Three_x000D_ Tales of the Fish Patrol_x000D_ Daniel Defoe:_x000D_ Robinson Crusoe_x000D_ Captain Singleton_x000D_ Jules Verne:_x000D_ The Mysterious Island_x000D_ Facing the Flag_x000D_ The Dark Frigate (Charles Boardman Hawes)_x000D_ Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie)_x000D_ The Dealings of Captain Sharkey (Arthur Conan Doyle)_x000D_ The Pirate (Frederick Marryat)_x000D_ The Madman and the Pirate (R. M. Ballantyne)_x000D_ The Pirate City (R. M. Ballantyne)_x000D_ Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader (R. M. Ballantyne)_x000D_ Captain Boldheart& the Latin-Grammar Master (Charles Dickens)_x000D_ The Master Key (L. Frank Baum)_x000D_ A Man to His Mate (J. Allan Dunn)_x000D_ The Isle of Pirate's Doom (Robert E. Howard)_x000D_ Queen of the Black Coast (Robert E. Howard)_x000D_ James Fenimore Cooper:_x000D_ Afloat and Ashore_x000D_ Homeward Bound_x000D_ The Red Rover_x000D_ The Rose of Paradise (Howard Pyle)_x000D_ The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)_x000D_ The Ghost Pirates (William Hope Hodgson)_x000D_ The Offshore Pirate (F. Scott Fitzgerald)_x000D_ Harry Collingwood:_x000D_ A Pirate of the Caribbees_x000D_ The Pirate Island_x000D_ Among Malay Pirates (G. A. Henty)_x000D_ Great Pirate Stories (Joseph L. French)_x000D_ Fanny Campbell, the Female Pirate Captain (Maturin Murray Ballou)_x000D_ The Dark Frigate (Charles B. Hawes)_x000D_ Kidd the Pirate (Washington Irving) _x000D_ The Death Ship (William Clark Russell)_x000D_ The Iron Pirate (Max Pemberton)…

Head First Statistics PDF Book By Dawn Griffiths

Head First Statistics

  • Author: Dawn Griffiths
  • ISBN Code: : 1449331564
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Page : 718 pages
  • Genre : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 486 Readers
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Wouldn't it be great if there were a statistics book that made histograms, probability distributions, and chi square analysis more enjoyable than going to the dentist? Head First Statistics brings this typically dry subject to life, teaching you everything you want and need to know about statistics through engaging, interactive, and thought-provoking material, full of puzzles, stories, quizzes, visual aids, and real-world examples. Whether you're a student, a professional, or just curious about statistical analysis, Head First's brain-friendly formula helps you get a firm grasp of statistics so you can understand key points and actually use them. Learn to present data visually with charts and plots; discover the difference between taking the average with mean, median, and mode, and why it's important; learn how to calculate probability and expectation; and much more. Head First Statistics is ideal for high school and college students taking statistics and satisfies the requirements for passing the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics Exam. With this book, you'll: Study the full range of topics covered in first-year statistics Tackle tough statistical concepts using Head First's dynamic, visually rich format proven to stimulate learning and help you retain knowledge Explore real-world scenarios, ranging from casino gambling to prescription drug testing, to bring statistical principles to life Discover how to measure spread, calculate odds through probability, and understand the normal, binomial, geometric, and Poisson distributions Conduct sampling, use correlation and regression, do hypothesis testing, perform chi square analysis, and more Before you know it, you'll not only have mastered statistics, you'll also see how they work in the real world. Head First Statistics will help you pass your statistics course, and give you a firm understanding of the subject so you can apply the knowledge throughout your life.

A Lesson Before Dying PDF Book By Ernest J. Gaines

A Lesson Before Dying

  • Author: Ernest J. Gaines
  • ISBN Code: : 1400077702
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 521 Readers
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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • A deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. A “majestic, moving novel ... an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives" (Chicago Tribune), from the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

The Dark Archive PDF Book By Genevieve Cogman

The Dark Archive

  • Author: Genevieve Cogman
  • ISBN Code: : 1984804790
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 659 Readers
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A professional spy for a mysterious Library which harvests fiction from different realities, Irene faces a series of assassination attempts that threaten to destroy her and everything she has worked for. Irene is teaching her new assistant the fundamentals of a Librarian's job, and finding that training a young Fae is more difficult than she expected. But when they're the targets of kidnapping and assassination attempts, she decides that learning by doing is the only option they have left ... In order to protect themselves, Irene and her friends must do what they do best: search for information to defeat the overwhelming threat they face and identify their unseen enemy. To do that, Irene will have to delve deeper into her own history than she ever has before, face an ancient foe, and uncover secrets that will change her life and the course of the Library forever.

Materials, Technologies and Practice in Historic Heritage Structures PDF Book By Maria Bostenaru-Dan,Richard Pøikryl,Akos Török

Materials, Technologies and Practice in Historic Heritage Structures

  • Author: Maria Bostenaru-Dan,Richard Pøikryl,Akos Török
  • ISBN Code: : 9048126843
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 371 pages
  • Genre : Architecture
  • Reviews : 196 Readers
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One distinct feature of human society since the dawn of civilization is the systematic use of inorganic building materials, such as natural stone, unburnt and burnt soil, adobe and brick, inorganic binders like lime and cement, and reinforced concrete. Our heritage has cultural, architectural and technological value and preserving such structures is a key issue today. Planners and conservation scientists need detailed site surveys and analyses to create a database that will serve to guide subsequent actions. One factor in this knowledge base is an understanding of how historic materials were prepared and the crucial properties that influence their long-term behaviour. Any assessment of the way such materials perform must crucially be based on an understanding of the methods used for their analysis. The editors here add to the knowledge base treating the materials used in historic structures, their properties, technology of use and conservation, and their performance in a changing environment. The book draws together 18 chapters dealing with the inorganic materials used in historic structures, such as adobe, brick, stone, mortars, concrete and plasters. The approach is complex, covering material characterisation as well as several case studies of historic structures from Europe, including Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia and Spain, and the My Sõn Temples in Vietnam. An equally important component of the book covers the analysis of materials, together with a treatment of sustainable development, such as the protection of monuments from earthquakes and climate change. The authors are all leading international experts, drawn from a variety of backgrounds: architecture, civil engineering, conservation science, geology and material science, with close links to professional organisations such as ICOMOS or universities and research centres throughout Europe. Audience: This book will be of interest to geologists, engineers, restorers, consulting engineers, designers and other professionals dealing with cultural heritage and sustainable development. Also graduate students in applied geo-science (mineralogy, geochemistry, petrology), architecture and civil engineering will find interesting information in this book.

Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning PDF Book By Edwin F. Meyer III,Nickolas Falkner,Raja Sooriamurthi,Zbigniew Michalewicz

Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning

  • Author: Edwin F. Meyer III,Nickolas Falkner,Raja Sooriamurthi,Zbigniew Michalewicz
  • ISBN Code: : 1447164768
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 345 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 251 Readers
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This book provides insights drawn from the authors’ extensive experience in teaching Puzzle-based Learning. Practical advice is provided for teachers and lecturers evaluating a range of different formats for varying class sizes. Features: suggests numerous entertaining puzzles designed to motivate students to think about framing and solving unstructured problems; discusses models for student engagement, setting up puzzle clubs, hosting a puzzle competition, and warm-up activities; presents an overview of effective teaching approaches used in Puzzle-based Learning, covering a variety of class activities, assignment settings and assessment strategies; examines the issues involved in framing a problem and reviews a range of problem-solving strategies; contains tips for teachers and notes on common student pitfalls throughout the text; provides a collection of puzzle sets for use during a Puzzle-based Learning event, including puzzles that require probabilistic reasoning, and logic and geometry puzzles.

The Black Madonna PDF Book By Fred Gustafson

The Black Madonna

  • Author: Fred Gustafson
  • ISBN Code: : 3856309314
  • Publisher : Daimon
  • Page : 170 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 174 Readers
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It is not easy to quickly or simply answer the question of what the Black Madonna actually represents. One answer leads to more questions which in turn demand more explanations. A possible reason for this turmoil lies in the difficulty our culture has always had in consciously integrating the feminine side of life, and especially its dark side. Another reason is the nature of the dark feminine itself, which defies attempts to give eternally fixed limits to what she represents. Still, she reflects herself in our personal and collective lives and gives intimations of her most essential meaning through images, myths, dreams, and fantasies. If we are willing to receive and be open to such phenomena, we stand a chance of not only knowing in part what she might represent but, more so, experiencing the healing force she embodies in our time. This darker aspect of the feminine has throughout history been both feared and sought after, both hated and admired. The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln stands among the many Black Virgins that seem to imagistically express this dark side of the feminine in a creative transformational manner for both the individual and the collective. Beginning with a history of the Einsiedeln Madonna, Dr. Gustafson broadens his analysis into a psychological and historical examination of the Black Madonna, from her roots in the pagan deity Lilith and the archetype of the Great Mother, to her resurgence as the Virgin in the Middle Ages, to her life today as the unheeded unconscious archetype of the feminine.

J.R. Ward The Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels 5-8 PDF Book By J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward The Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels 5-8

  • Author: J.R. Ward
  • ISBN Code: : 1101531371
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 241 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 114 Readers
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Four complete novels in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampire series featuring "the hottest collection of studs in romance"*...Includes Lover Unbound; Lover Enshrined; Lover Avenged; and Lover Mine! *Angela Knight

The Darkening Age PDF Book By Catherine Nixey

The Darkening Age

  • Author: Catherine Nixey
  • ISBN Code: : 0544800931
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 537 Readers
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A New York Times Notable Book, winner of the Jerwood Award from the Royal Society of Literature, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and named a Book of the Year by the Telegraph, Spectator, Observer, and BBC History Magazine, this bold new history of the rise of Christianity shows how its radical followers helped to annihilate Greek and Roman civilizations. The Darkening Age is the largely unknown story of how a militant religion deliberately attacked and suppressed the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in centuries of unquestioning adherence to "one true faith." Despite the long-held notion that the early Christians were meek and mild, going to their martyrs' deaths singing hymns of love and praise, the truth, as Catherine Nixey reveals, is very different. Far from being meek and mild, they were violent, ruthless, and fundamentally intolerant. Unlike the polytheistic world, in which the addition of one new religion made no fundamental difference to the old ones, this new ideology stated not only that it was the way, the truth, and the light but that, by extension, every single other way was wrong and had to be destroyed. From the first century to the sixth, those who didn't fall into step with its beliefs were pursued in every possible way: social, legal, financial, and physical. Their altars were upturned and their temples demolished, their statues hacked to pieces, and their priests killed. It was an annihilation. Authoritative, vividly written, and utterly compelling, this is a remarkable debut from a brilliant young historian.

The Black Sea Encyclopedia PDF Book By Sergei R. Grinevetsky,Igor S. Zonn,Sergei S. Zhiltsov,Aleksey N. Kosarev,Andrey G. Kostianoy

The Black Sea Encyclopedia

  • Author: Sergei R. Grinevetsky,Igor S. Zonn,Sergei S. Zhiltsov,Aleksey N. Kosarev,Andrey G. Kostianoy
  • ISBN Code: : 3642552277
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 889 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 958 Readers
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This publication is devoted to the natural feature – the Black Sea and its littoral states. At the same time the Azov Sea is also considered here. This region is the focus of many geopolitical, economic, social and environmental issues that involve not only the countries coming out to the Black and Azov Seas, but other world countries, too. This publication contains over 1500 articles and terms providing descriptions of geographical and oceanographic features, cities, ports, transport routes, marine biological resources, international treaties, national and international programs, research institutions, historical and archaeological monuments, activities of prominent scientists, researchers, travelers, military commanders, etc. who had relation to the Black Sea. It includes a multi-century chronology of the events that became the outstanding milestones in the history of development of the Black Sea – Azov Sea region.

The Black Mausoleum PDF Book By Stephen Deas

The Black Mausoleum

  • Author: Stephen Deas
  • ISBN Code: : 0575100516
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 305 Readers
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Two years have passed since the events of The Order of the Scales. Across the realms, dragons are still hatching. Hatching, and hatching free. Skorl is an Ember, a soldier trained from birth to fight dragons. He is a living weapon, one-shot only, saturated with enough dragon-poison to bring down a monster all on his own. Misanthrope, violent and a drunk, to fulfil his purpose and slay a dragon, means to be eaten. Now Skorl has a choice: he can hang for his crimes, or he can go with the last of the Adamantine Men, fighting against an enemy he was born to face. Rat is an Outsider. He's on the run and he's stumbled onto something that's going to make him rich beyond all his dreams. It's just a shame that the end of the world has started without him. Kataros is an alchemist, one of the order responsible for keeping the dragons in check. One of the order that has just failed, and disastrously so. Two men, one woman. One chance to save the world from a storm of dragons ...

The Necromancer: or The Tale of the Black Forest PDF Book By Carl Friedrich Kahlert

The Necromancer: or The Tale of the Black Forest

  • Author: Carl Friedrich Kahlert
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Page : 202 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 328 Readers
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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Necromancer: or The Tale of the Black Forest" by Carl Friedrich Kahlert. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The Terrane Puzzle PDF Book By Robert B. Blodgett,George D. Stanley

The Terrane Puzzle

  • Author: Robert B. Blodgett,George D. Stanley
  • ISBN Code: : 0813724422
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Page : 326 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 601 Readers
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"Displaced or tectonostratigraphic terranes comprise a huge portion of real estate in the North American Cordillera. Terranes are discrete, fault-bound blocks of regional extent, with rocks and fossils that differ to a great extent from those of adjacent blocks. The allochthonous nature of most terranes, relative to adjacent craton, is well established. When mapped, they resemble a collage of mixed rock types, tectonic styles, metamorphism, and volcanic origins--each part resembling the pieces of a puzzle. Terrane studies remain integral to understanding the geological evolution of western North America. Since the initiation of the concept summarized in 1979 by the late David L. Jones, the significance of fossils and stratigraphy has been key to solving the puzzle. Chapters of this book written by experts in their field, provide a sense of the diversity of approaches in paleontology and stratigraphy. Contributions span geologic time from the Precambrian (Vendian) to Cretaceous and address over 20 Cordilleran terranes."--Publisher's website.

The Black pullet PDF Book By AA.VV.

The Black pullet

  • Author: AA.VV.
  • ISBN Code: : 8892698133
  • Publisher : Youcanprint
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 639 Readers
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Comprising the science of magical talismans and rings; the art of necromancy and the kabbalah, for conjuring the aerial and infernal spirits, sylphs, undines, and gnomes; for acquiring knowledge of the secret sciences; for discovering treasures, for the gaining of power to command all beings, and for unmasking all evil spells and sorceries.

The Black Grail PDF Book By Damien Broderick

The Black Grail

  • Author: Damien Broderick
  • ISBN Code: : 1473230128
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 650 Readers
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A millennium from now, global warming has gone into retreat as the Sun's dynamics convulse. The great ice returns, driving humankind back to its primitive origins. Here, bands of brutal warriors wage war in the bitter cold. Xaraf Firebridge, powerful young son of a barbarian chieftain, enrages his sire by adopting the pacifistic doctrine of an outland mystic, Darkbloom. Before he can break his vow and slay his father, he is drawn into a temporal wormline and flung a further million years into the Earth of the Failing Sun. Clever and determined, Xaraf wanders landscapes haunted by prospects of doom and overseen by a trio of godlike Powers. Since childhood he has dreamed of a beautiful young woman. His fate, he sees, is to rescue her from captivity--and perhaps save the whole world, now moved into the outer solar system and lit by a string of tiny orbiting suns. He has yet to meet his true foe, the dragon whose history stands opposed to humankind's. But which will prove to be this world's mythic Galahad?

The Necromancer - Or, The Tale of the Black Forest (Fantasy and Horror Classics) PDF Book By Lawrence Flammenberg

The Necromancer - Or, The Tale of the Black Forest (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

  • Author: Lawrence Flammenberg
  • ISBN Code: : 1473355532
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Page : 33 pages
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 367 Readers
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“The Necromancer” is a 1794 Gothic novel written by Karl Friedrich Kahlert, published under the pseudonym 'Lawrence Flammenberg'. One of the seven 'horrid novels' ridiculed by Jane Austen in her famous novel “Northanger Abbey”, it contains a series of vivid stories concerning violence, hauntings, and the supernatural adventures of Helfried, Hermann, and the mysterious Necromancer, Volker. “The Necromancer” is told through multiple verbal or epistolary narratives from the perspective of different characters. These sequences became typical of the genre, as well as signposts for readers indicating that the work was fiction—or at least of dubious credibility. This early work of Gothic fiction constitutes a must-read for fans of the genre and is not to be missed by collectors. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-qual edition complete with the original text and artwork.

J.R. Ward The Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels 1-4 PDF Book By J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward The Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels 1-4

  • Author: J.R. Ward
  • ISBN Code: : 1101531320
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 182 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 131 Readers
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This digital collection features the first four novels in New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels--Dark Lover, Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, and Lover Revealed.

Reign of the black flame PDF Book By B.B. Vayk

Reign of the black flame

  • Author: B.B. Vayk
  • ISBN Code: : 963898922X
  • Publisher : BV Service Ltd.
  • Page : 450 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 854 Readers
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In an age when the mighty Forces of Nature rule, the eternal battle between Fire and Water flares into war. The evil Fire, fueled by ancient jealousies and a lust for power, commits the ultimate treachery - the theft of the Waterglobe. Equilibrium between the Forces is lost, leaving a drought-plagued world that only one brave human can restore. Robert Ground, longing for adventure, lives in a peaceful, sleepy little village. One day, Fire appears, laying to waste everything Robert has ever known. Determined to find out why he has become a target of the Prime Evil, Robert begins a journey to uncover his family’s secrets, and soon discovers a link between his past and the elemental battle waging around him. Robert is joined by the lovely, secretive Marian as they forge an unlikely partnership. Unknown to Robert, Marian is a fireling, and Fire’s cruelest, most loyal apprentice. As Marian pursues her own dark mission, two others join the travelers: Gider, the vicious, coarse, fermad, and Shine, the brave and noble rainsteed. Reaching the Cloud Realm, Robert is tasked with an impossible mission, one that will test him beyond the limits of his endurance. The four adventurers navigate the perilous realms of the Forces, gathering powerful weapons for the final battle with Fire. Each is forever altered, as they must choose between self-sacrifice and treachery. Ultimately, Robert faces Fire and finally learns why he is destined to fight the ultimate evil...

The Creator Series PDF Book By Tobias,Geoffrey Hoppe,Linda Benyo Hoppe

The Creator Series

  • Author: Tobias,Geoffrey Hoppe,Linda Benyo Hoppe
  • ISBN Code: : 1592310028
  • Publisher : Crimson Circle Press
  • Page : 255 pages
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 904 Readers
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What happens after the New Age? Finally, bold new information for spiritual seekers! Tobias, a loving and compassionate angel from the apocryphal Bible, shares twelve powerful lessons for moving into the New Energy in The Creator Series. Spiritual journeyers from every part of the world have already benefited from Tobias’ insights and wisdom on the Internet at www.crimsoncircle.com. Learn how to: • Be in your divine moment ... every moment • Create your new reality without struggling • “Stand behind the short wall” in the midst of chaos • Replace Free Will with your inherent Divine Will • Resolve your challenges in the Oven of Grace • Dance with what comes to your front door • Empower yourself rather than giving it away to others Discover what Tobias says about: • Why you left Home and what you did before coming to Earth • Why prayer, meditation and visualization are old tools • Why it’s time to put down crystals, pendulums and astrology • Why the battle of light vs. dark is intensifying • How to move from duality into the new “quad” energy Challenge yourself to release the old and move into your new personal divinity with The Creator Series from Tobias. “You never go Home. Instead, Home will come to you.” With these words, Tobias laid out an entirely new understanding of how we came to Earth, and why this is such an important crossroads on our spiritual journey.

The Black Hand Supremacy PDF Book By Horrified Press

The Black Hand Supremacy

  • Author: Horrified Press
  • ISBN Code: : 132614636X
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 747 Readers
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In an alternative 1919, the very air is toxic and the world lies in ruins. Zenith City, dominated by the corporation Illusion Inc., has seized control of the global economy. The Great War ended after the corporation invented Synthetic Men who defeated the enemy but went on to wipe out most of the population. After their creations murder his wife, one man swears revenge on the corporation and its CEO Ronald Pryor. With the aid of a small band of operators, including Spider Nelson and Glory McBride, Alastor—a Magician whose real name is Talbot Carruthers—wages a personal vendetta against the corporation, battling Pryor and his right-hand man Gavril Princip, while searching for the missing pages of the Book of Magik in a perilous world of flying cars and ancient sorcery.

The Black Magic MEGAPACK® PDF Book By August Derleth,Robert Bloch

The Black Magic MEGAPACK®

  • Author: August Derleth,Robert Bloch
  • ISBN Code: : 147944412X
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 617 Readers
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Light a candle, draw a protective circle, and chant your prayers because you’re about to encounter tales of the occult and supernatural, all with a decidedly dark turn. Ancient curses, tribal rites, the horrors of the crucifixion -- even Old Scratch himself makes an appearance! Assembled in this volume of classic tales by 19th and 20th Century masters are: THE SUICIDE IN THE STUDY, by Robert Bloch THE GOLGOTHA DANCERS, by Manly Wade Wellman POLLOCK AND THE PORROH MAN, by H.G. Wells THE RED ROSARIE, by William J. Wintle SATAN’S BONDAGE: A WEREWOLF WESTERN, by Manly Banister THE LEGEND OF MARK SHAYNE, by John York Cabot THE ETERNAL PRIESTESS, by Harold Lawlor THE CREEPER IN DARKNESS, by Frank Belknap Long ANYTHING, by Lester del Rey WHAT THE MOON BRINGS, by George T. Wetzel THE TERRIBLE PARCHMENT, by Manly Wade Wellman THE DARK BEASTS, by Frank Belknap Long THE EYES, by Edith Wharton MYSTERIOUS MAISIE, by Wirt Gerrare THE OPEN DOOR, by Margaret Oliphant THE MOONLIT ROAD, by Ambrose Bierce NIGHT SHOULD BE BLACK, by Everil Worrell JUMBEE, by George T. Wetzel MRS. CORTER MAKES UP HER MIND, by August Derleth THE SLYPE HOUSE, by A.C. Benson If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 350+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

The Black Eagle; or, Ticonderoga PDF Book By G. P. R. James

The Black Eagle; or, Ticonderoga

  • Author: G. P. R. James
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Page : 361 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 898 Readers
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"The Black Eagle" by G. P. R. James is a novel set in the Town of Ticonderoga, New York, during the period of the French and Indian War (1754-1763). Excerpt: "Among the minor trials of faith, few, perhaps, are more difficult to contend against than that growing conviction, which, commencing very soon after the holiday happiness of youth has been first tasted, becomes stronger every year, as the experience unfolds to us the great, dark secrets of the world in which we are placed--the conviction of the general worthlessness of our fellow-men. A few splendid exceptions, a few bright and glorious spirits, a few noble and generous hearts, are not sufficient to cheer and brighten the bleak prospect of the world's unworthiness; and we can only reconcile to our minds the fact that this vast multitude of base, depraved, tricky, insincere, ungrateful beings, are the pride of God's works, the express images of his person, by a recurrence to the great fundamental doctrine of man's fallen state, and utter debasement from his original high condition, and by a painful submission to the gloomy and fearful announcement, that 'strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, and few there be that find it."

The Curse of the Black Swan PDF Book By Alyssa Day

The Curse of the Black Swan

  • Author: Alyssa Day
  • ISBN Code: : 0451489748
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 116 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 184 Readers
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New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Day introduces the League of the Black Swan--and the dangerous game one woman plays when her family's curse dooms her to kill the man she loves--in this thrilling novella. A thousand years ago, Brynn Caroll's ancestor was cursed: every third night, the eldest daughter of each generation is transformed into a black swan and forced to sing songs to the moon. When she meets the love of her life and bears him a daughter, the legacy is passed on to the next generation. Intent on ending the curse once and for all, Brynn refuses to fall in love. But she never anticipated meeting Sean O'Malley--a man who is also burdened by a difficult secret--and facing temptation like never before. Previously published in Enthralled.

The People of the Black Circle PDF Book By Rovert E. Howard

The People of the Black Circle

  • Author: Rovert E. Howard
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Page : 81 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 410 Readers
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"The People of the Black Circle" is one of the original novellas about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard. The story tells about pseudo-historical Hyborian Age hero Conan the Cimmerian. This time, Conan kidnaps an exotic princess from Vendhya (prehistoric India) while foiling a nefarious plot of world conquest by the Black Seers of Yimsha.

Canterbury Cathedral, Trinity Chapel PDF Book By David S. Neal,Warwick Rodwell

Canterbury Cathedral, Trinity Chapel

  • Author: David S. Neal,Warwick Rodwell
  • ISBN Code: : 178925843X
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 199 Readers
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Canterbury Cathedral possesses a unique marble mosaic pavement, dating from the early twelfth century, which has long intrigued scholars and been the subject of speculation and debate. It forms part of the floor of the Trinity chapel, adjacent to the site where the shrine of St Thomas Becket stood, prior to the Reformation. Since the mosaic is older than the chapel itself and partly destroyed a pavement of figurative roundels, laid c. 1215, it must have been moved here from elsewhere in the cathedral. This volume explores the history and archaeology of the Trinity chapel, the pavement and the physical remains of the cult of Becket, based largely on hitherto unrecorded and unpublished evidence. In the early twelfth century, Archbishop Anselm rebuilt the eastern arm of the cathedral, introducing architectural elements from his native Italy, and these included a magnificent mosaic pavement, composed of the most expensive marbles, which lay in front of the high altar. In 1170, Archbishop Becket was murdered in the cathedral, and his body rested overnight on the pavement before being buried in the crypt. Thomas was immediately revered as a martyr, and in 1173 was canonized by the pope; a simple shrine was erected over his tomb. In the following year, a fire (arson) destroyed the eastern arm of the cathedral, precipitating the construction of the present Trinity and Corona chapels, wherein St Thomas’s remains were enshrined. After decades of delay and political strife, the enshrinement took place in 1220, in the presence of Henry III. The shrine comprised a great marble table, supported on six clusters of columns. On top of the table was a marble sarcophagus containing the saint’s body in an iron-bound timber coffin, over which stood the sumptuous feretory, a gabled timber ‘roof’, plated with sheets of gold and adorned with jewels. East of the shrine lies the small Corona chapel in which a fragment of Becket’s skull was separately encased in a ‘head-shrine’, and to the west a large area was paved with forty-eight figurative stone roundels, created by French artisans. All around, stained-glass windows display the early miracles of Becket. The layout of the Trinity chapel underwent transmutations, first around 1230, when the mosaic pavement was taken up from the old presbytery, reduced in size and relaid in front of Becket’s shrine, where is it today. Second, the chapel was reordered in c. 1290, when the podium carrying the shrine was enlarged and the paving around it reconfigured. Medieval tombs were now being installed in the chapels, including those of the Black Prince and Henry IV. The end came in 1538, when Henry VIII ordered the thorough destruction of Becket’s shrines, but a great deal of archaeological evidence remained in the floors, walls and a few surviving fragments of the shrines, all now recorded and discussed in this volume for the first time.

The Blue Orchid, the Black Rose, and the Ayame PDF Book By Sallie Becker,Edward G. Becker

The Blue Orchid, the Black Rose, and the Ayame

  • Author: Sallie Becker,Edward G. Becker
  • ISBN Code: : 1483672964
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 215 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 321 Readers
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The Star have landed on one of the beautiful pink moons of Forest. Their arrival did not go unnoticed, as everyone in the village felt the ground shake and the windows in their homes shatter. As one of the Star arrived at the village, Sabre, Elli, and the other villagers began to flee because of the destruction taking place around them. The sage of the village challenges the Star to buy time for the villagers to leave the village. After the villagers took refuge in the woods, Sabre and Elli meet Ayami for the first time, and their journey truly begins. Join these characters as they battle horrific adversaries during their travels while attempting to change their imminent destiny.