The Kane Chronicles, Book Three: The Serpent's Shadow

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423163273
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 7092

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all.

The Throne of Fire

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 142315438X
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 6658

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this exciting second installment of the three-book series, Carter and Sadie, offspring of the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra, but the House of Life and the gods of chaos are determined to stop them.

Hercules: Serpent's Shadow

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Timothy Boggs
  • ISBN : 1443445533
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Number of Pages : 214
  • Readers : 4017

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Invited to judge a local beauty pageant, Hercules and his trusted companion Iolaus little suspect that they are fodder for the Klothon, a vicious serpent that feeds on the unwitting winners of the pageant. As Hercules’ suspicions grow, he is forced to call upon his powerful relatives—the gods of Olympus—to help him release the village from the Klothon’s evil grip. Based on the hit television series created by Christian Williams, Serpent’s Shadow continues the legendary journeys of Hercules—a hero who possesses a strength the world has never seen . . . a strength surpassed only by the power of his heart.

The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Sayantani DasGupta
  • ISBN : 1338185721
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 275
  • Readers : 6509

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From New York Times bestselling author comes a world packed with action and adventure, perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Soman Chainani. MEET KIRANMALA:INTERDIMENSIONAL DEMON SLAYER(Only she doesn't know it yet.)On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey . . . until her parents mysteriously vanish and a drooling rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, determined to eat her alive. Turns out there might be some truth to her parents' fantastical stories-like how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess and how she comes from a secret place not of this world.To complicate matters, two crush-worthy princes ring her doorbell, insisting they've come to rescue her. Suddenly, Kiran is swept into another dimension full of magic, winged horses, moving maps, and annoying, talking birds. There she must solve riddles and battle demons all while avoiding the Serpent King of the underworld and the Rakkhoshi Queen in order to find her parents and basically save New Jersey, her entire world, and everything beyond it . . .

The Serpent and the Pearl

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kate Quinn
  • ISBN : 1101624949
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 4183

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A gripping novel about history’s most infamous family—The Borgias—and an innocent girl pulled into their treacherous rise to power, from the USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network. Rome, 1492. The Holy City is drenched with blood and teeming with secrets. A pope lies dying and the throne of God is left vacant, a prize awarded only to the most virtuous—or the most ruthless. The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web… Vivacious Giulia Farnese has floor-length golden hair and the world at her feet: beauty, wealth, and a handsome young husband. But she is stunned to discover that her glittering marriage is a sham, and she is to be given as a concubine to the ruthless, charismatic Cardinal Borgia: Spaniard, sensualist, candidate for Pope—who is passionately in love with her. Two trusted companions will follow her into the Pope's shadowy harem: Leonello, a cynical bodyguard bent on bloody revenge against a mysterious killer, and Carmelina, a fiery cook with a past full of secrets. But as corruption thickens in the Vatican and the enemies begin to circle, Giulia and her friends will need all their wits to survive in the world of the Borgias.

Big Red Tequila

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 0804151938
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 2623

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Everything in Texas is bigger . . . even murder. Meet Tres Navarre—tequila drinker, Tai Chi master, and unlicensed P.I., with a penchant for Texas-size trouble. Jackson “Tres” Navarre and his enchilada-eating cat, Robert Johnson, pull into San Antonio and find nothing waiting but trouble. Ten years ago Navarre left town and the memory of his father’s murder behind him. Now he’s back, looking for answers. Yet the more Tres digs, trying to put his suspicions to rest, the fresher the decade-old crime looks: Mafia connections, construction site payoffs, and slick politicians’ games all conspire to ruin his homecoming. It’s obvious Tres has stirred up a hornet’s nest of trouble. He gets attacked, shot at, run over by a big blue Thunderbird—and his old girlfriend, the one he wants back, is missing. Tres has to rescue the woman, nail his father’s murderer, and get the hell out of Dodge before mob-style Texas justice catches up to him. The chances of staying alive looked better for the defenders of the Alamo. “Riordan writes so well about the people and topography of his Texas hometown that he quickly marks the territory as his own.”—Chicago Tribune Don’t miss any of these hotter-than-Texas-chili Tres Navarre novels: BIG RED TEQUILA • THE WIDOWER’S TWO-STEP • THE LAST KING OF TEXAS • THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO AUSTIN • SOUTHTOWN • MISSION ROAD • REBEL ISLAND

The Serpent's Shadow

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Mercedes Lackey
  • ISBN : 1101141743
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 3653

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first novel in Mercedes Lackey's magical Elemental Masters series reimagines the fairy tale Snow White in a richly-detailed alternate Edwardian England Maya Witherspoon lived most of the first twenty-five years of her life in her native India. As the daughter of a prominent British physician and a Brahmin woman of the highest caste, she graduated from the University of Delhi as a Doctor of Medicine by the age of twenty-two. But the science of medicine was not Maya’s only heritage. For Maya’s aristocratic mother Surya was a sorceress—a former priestess of the mystical magics fueled by the powerful and fearsome pantheon of Indian gods. Though Maya felt the stirring of magic in her blood, her mother had repeatedly refused to train her. “I cannot,” she had said, her eyes dark with distress, whenever Maya asked. “Yours is the magic of your father’s blood, not mine....” Surya never had the chance to explain this enigmatic statement to her daughter before a mysterious illness claimed her life. Yet it was Maya’s father’s death shortly thereafter that confirmed her darkest suspicions. For her father was killed by the bite of a krait, a tiny venomous snake, and in the last hours of her mother’s life, Surya had warned Maya to beware “the serpent’s shadow.” Maya knew she must flee the land of her birth or face the same fate as her parents. In self-imposed exile in Edwardian London, Maya knew that she could not hide forever from the vindictive power that had murdered her parents. She knew in her heart that even a vast ocean couldn’t protect her from “the serpent’s shadow” that had so terrified her mother. Her only hope was to find a way to master her own magic: the magic of her father’s blood. But who would teach her? And could she learn enough to save her life by the time her relentless pursuers caught up with their prey?

Serpent & Dove

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Shelby Mahurin
  • ISBN : 0062878042
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 1010

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times Bestseller * Indiebound Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of 2019 * B&N's YA Book Club Pick "A brilliant debut, full of everything I love: a sparkling and fully realized heroine, an intricate and deadly system of magic, and a searing romance that kept me reading long into the night. Serpent & Dove is an absolute gem of a book." —Sarah J. Maas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Court of Thorns and Roses series Bound as one, to love, honor, or burn. Book one of a stunning fantasy trilogy, this tale of witchcraft and forbidden love is perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Sara Holland. Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. As a huntsman of the Church, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. But when Lou pulls a wicked stunt, the two are forced into an impossible situation—marriage. Lou, unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, must make a choice. And love makes fools of us all. Don't miss Gods & Monsters, the spellbinding conclusion of this epic trilogy!

Red Pyramid, The (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423142497
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 528
  • Readers : 6687

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. From the creator of the hit Percy Jackson series.

Travels in the Land of Serpents and Pearls

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  • Category : Travel
  • Author : Marco Polo
  • ISBN : 0141398361
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Number of Pages : 80
  • Readers : 8934

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 'You will hear it for yourselves, and it will surely fill you with wonder...' In this selection from Marco Polo's famous travel book, the intrepid Venetian describes the customs of India, recounts the story of the king who died eighty-four times and explains how to retrieve diamonds from snake-infested caves... Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Marco Polo (1254-1324). Polo's Travels are available in Penguin Classics.

The Shadow Kingdom

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  • Category : Art
  • Author : Robert E. Howard
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Number of Pages : 29
  • Readers : 3394

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "The Shadow Kingdom" by Robert E. Howard. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Road

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • ISBN : 0307267458
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 3804

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

Sophie's World

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • ISBN : 1466804270
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 1845

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Paradise lost

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : John Milton
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : MVR
  • Number of Pages : 344
  • Readers : 5193

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Paradise Lost is John Milton's elaboration of Genesis into an epic poem. The poem begins with Milton's invocation to a muse for help. The action switches to hell, where Satan and his followers have been banished from heaven after trying to rebel against God. Bitter, they try to make the best of things by building the palace Pandemonium, all the while plotting whether to get revenge against God by war or trickery. After much debate, they finally decide to try to sabotage the new world of earth and mortal man that God has created. Satan sets off for earth, and meets his offspring, Sin and Death, at the gate of hell. They let him pass, and he journeys onward. Meanwhile, God sees Satan approaching earth and predicts the fall of man. When no one else does, God's Son offers to sacrifice himself to save man.

The Serpent King

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Jeff Zentner
  • ISBN : 1770498850
  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 3857

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Dillard Early, Jr., Travis Bohannon and Lydia Blankenship are three friends from different walks of life who have one thing in common: none of them seem to fit the mold in rural Tennessee's Forrestville High. Dill has always been branded as an outsider due to his family heritage as snake handlers and poison drinkers, an essential part of their Pentecostal faith. But after his father is sent to prison for sexual abuse of a young parishioner, Dill and his mother become real pariahs. His only two friends are Travis, a gentle giant who works at his family's lumberyard and is obsessed with a Game of Thrones-like fantasy series (much to his alcoholic father's chagrin); and Lydia, who runs a popular fashion blog that's part Tavi Gevinson and part Angela Chase, and is actively plotting her escape from Redneckville, Tennessee. As the three friends begin their senior year, it becomes clear that they won't all be getting to start a promising new life after graduation. How they deal with their diverging paths could cause the end of their friendship. Until a shattering act of random violence forces Dill to wrestle with his dark legacy and find a way into the light of a future worth living.

The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423170636
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Readers : 3919

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Fans of The Kane Chronicles series will adore this gorgeous primer on the people, places, gods, and creatures found in Rick Riordan's #1 New York Times bestselling series. Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy avid followers and budding Egyptologists alike, this lavishly illustrated guide will cast a spell on readers of all ages.

Children of the Serpent Gate

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sarah Ash
  • ISBN : 0553901974
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Number of Pages : 528
  • Readers : 8808

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this third novel in her acclaimed Tears of Artamon saga, Sarah Ash once again transports readers to a realm where sorcery collides with political intrigue . . . and where one man haunted by a dark legacy is locked in a fierce struggle between the forces of good and evil battling for supremacy within him. . . . Gavril Nagarian is believed dead—perished in the heat of battle. But the Lord Drakhaon of Azhkendir lives on. Now he is entrusted with a sacred mission: to rescue the aged Magus, who has been kidnapped and in whose possession are the five priceless rubies that compose the fabled Tears of Artamon. Ancient law decrees that whoever possesses the coveted stones has the power to impose his rule over the five princedoms in the Empire of New Rossiya. But the task exacts a cost. The Drakhaoul that destroyed his forebears has penetrated Gavril’s psyche and is gaining power over his soul. With the dark forces inside him seeking immortality, Gavril must feed on the blood of innocents—or die. Toppled by the loss of the Tears of Artamon, Emperor Eugene of Tielen is tormented by his own daemon. Now he must defend his lands against King Enguerrand of Francia, who claims ownership of the Tears. But both men share a common goal: to destroy Gavril Nagarian and the Drakhaoul that lives within him once and for all. Ingenious and unforgettable, Children of the Serpent Gate delivers a thrilling conclusion to the epic trials of a man of honor in a world run amok—a calamity that can be laid to rest only by an Emperor’s Tears.

The Lightning Thief

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423140346
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 4883

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Book #1 in the NYT best-selling series, with cover art from the feature film, The Lightning Thief.

The Complete Kane Chronicles

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1484700228
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 1472
  • Readers : 3530

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A collection fit for the (Egyptian) gods! All three books in the blockbuster Kane Chronicles trilogy are together at last! This series will be treasured by readers of all ages, whether they're experiencing Sadie and Carter's amazing adventures for the first time or are faithful fans eager to devour the saga all over again.

Popol Vuh

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  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Author : Dennis Tedlock
  • ISBN : 1456613030
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Number of Pages : 388
  • Readers : 2250

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Popol Vuh, the Quiché Mayan book of creation is not only the most important text in the native language of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. It begins with the deeds of Mayan Gods in the darkness of a primeval sea and ends with the radiant splendor of the Mayan Lords who founded the Quiché Kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was translated into the Roman alphabet in the 16th century. The new edition of Dennis Tedlock's unabridged, widely praised translation includes new notes and commentary, newly translated passages, newly deciphered hieroglyphs, and over 40 new illustrations.

A Discovery of Witches

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Deborah Harkness
  • ISBN : 1101475692
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 592
  • Readers : 8575

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People). Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder. Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021! Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life.

The Cross and its Shadow

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Stephen Nelson Haskell
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Ravenio Books
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 7692

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Eternity can never fathom the depth of love revealed in the cross of Calvary," writes Haskell. "It was there that the infinite love of Christ and the unbounded selfishness of Satan stood face to face. The entire system of Judaism, with its types and symbols, was a shadow of the cross, extending from Calvary back to the gate of Eden, and contained a compacted prophecy of the gospel." This book contains the following chapters: Section I. The Sanctuary I. Light in the Darkness II. The Tabernacle III. History of the Sanctuary Section II. The Furniture of the Sanctuary IV. The Ark V. The Golden Candlestick VI. The Table of Showbread VII. Altar of Incense and Its Service Section III. The Priesthood VIII. Christ Our High Priest IX. Office and Work of the High Priest X. The Priests XI. The Levites XII. Garments of the Priests Section IV. Springtime Annual Feasts XIII. The Passover XIV. The Feast of Unleavened Bread XV. The Offering of the First-Fruits XVI. Pentecost Section V. Various Offerings XVII. The Sin-Offering XVIII. The Burnt-Offering XIX. The Drink-Offering XX. The Meat-Offering XXI. The Trespass-Offering XXII. The Offering of the Red Heifer XXIII. The Peace-Offering XXIV. The Cleansing of the Leper Section VI. Services of the Sanctuary XXV. The Court and Its Services XXVI. The Work in the First Apartment of the Sanctuary XXVII. A Wonderful Prophecy Section VII. The Autumnal Annual Feasts XXVIII. The Feast of Trumpets XXIX. The Day of Atonement, or the Work in the Second Apartment XXX. Duty of the Congregation on the Day of Atonement XXXI. The Nature of the Judgment XXXII. The Feast of Tabernacles Section VIII. Levitical Laws and Ceremonies XXXIII. The Jubilee XXXIV. The Cities of Refuge XXXV. The Rock XXXVI. Various Levitical Laws and Ceremonies Section IX. The Tribes of Israel XXXVII. Reuben XXXVIII. Simeon XXXIX. Levi XL. Judah XLI. Naphtali XLII. Gad XLIII. Asher XLIV. Issachar XLV. Zebulun XLVI. Joseph XLVII. Benjamin XLVIII. Manasseh XLIX. The One Hundred and Forty-Four Thousand L. The Lost Tribes

The Staff of Serapis

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1484721349
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 50
  • Readers : 2095

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this adventure, Annabeth encounters more oddities in the subway than usual, including a two-headed monster and a younger blond girl who reminds her a little of herself. This is the story fans have asked for, in which Annabeth Chase teams up with Sadie Kane. The demigod daughter of Athena and the young magician from Brooklyn House take on a larger-than-life foe from the ancient world. Perhaps even more disturbing than the power-hungry god they encounter is the revelation that he is being controlled by someone—someone all too familiar to Sadie. As a special bonus, the first chapter of THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS, the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series, is included.

Shadow of a Dark Queen

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Raymond E. Feist
  • ISBN : 0061751618
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 528
  • Readers : 4984

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “An epic reading experience.” —San Diego Union-Tribune Acclaimed, New York Times bestselling fantasist Raymond E. Feist gets his masterful Serpentwar Saga off to a spectacular start with Shadow of a Dark Queen. Feist’s classic epic fantasy adventure returns readers to ever-imperiled Midkemia, a breathtaking, richly imagined realm of magic and intrigue, where two unlikely heroes must rally the forces of the land to stand firm against a malevolent race of monsters intent upon conquest and annihilation. Locus magazine calls Shadow of a Dark Queen, “the place to start for those yet to discover Feist’s fantasy worlds.” For fans of Terry Goodkind, George R. R. Martin, and Terry Brooks—and for anyone not already in the thrall of this astonishing author’s literary magic—that is excellent advice indeed.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Enhanced Edition)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • ISBN : 0062061585
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 5669

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An enhanced, illustrated ebook with interactive pop-ups and animation lets you experience The Voyage of the Dawn Treader as never before with exciting additional features. Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color ebook device and in rich black and white on all other devices. This is the only book in the classic series available with these engaging extras. The enhanced ebook features: 18 illustrated interactive quiz questions; a gorgeous animated timeline created just for this edition; a full-color map of Narnia; the blueprint of the Dawn Treader with details of all of the ship's special features; descriptions and illustrations of all of the characters of Narnia—the humans and creatures; and an extended, exclusive bio of C. S. Lewis. Read this amazing story as never before, as a king and some unexpected companions embark on a voyage that will take them beyond all known lands. As they sail farther and farther from charted waters, they discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world's end is only the beginning. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the fifth book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over sixty years. This is a novel that stands on its own, but if you would like to continue to the journey, read The Silver Chair, the sixth book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

The Essex Serpent

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sarah Perry
  • ISBN : 0062666398
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 9054

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: SOON TO BE AN APPLE TV+ SERIES A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction * Winner of the British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year and overall Book of the Year *A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of The Year * Waterstones Book of the Year * Costa Book Award Finalist “A novel of almost insolent ambition—lush and fantastical, a wild Eden behind a garden gate...it’s part ghost story and part natural history lesson, part romance and part feminist parable. I found it so transporting that 48 hours after completing it, I was still resentful to be back home.” —New York Times London, 1893. When Cora Seaborne’s brilliant, domineering husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was an unhappy one, and she never suited the role of society wife. Seeking refuge in fresh air and open space, she leaves the metropolis for coastal Essex, accompanied by her inquisitive and obsessive eleven-year-old son, Francis, and the boy’s nanny, Martha, her fiercely protective friend. Once there, they hear rumors that after nearly three hundred years, the mythical Essex Serpent, a fearsome creature that once roamed the marshes, has returned. When a young man is mysteriously killed on New Year’s Eve, the community’s dread transforms to terror. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist with no patience for religion or superstition, is immediately enthralled, certain that what locals think is a magical sea beast may be a previously undiscovered species. Eager to investigate, she is introduced to parish vicar William Ransome, who is equally suspicious of the rumors but for different reasons: a man of faith, he is convinced the alarming reports are caused by moral panic, a flight from the correct and righteous path. As Cora and William attempt to discover the truth about the Essex Serpent’s existence, these seeming opposites find themselves inexorably drawn together in an intense relationship that will change both of them in ways entirely unexpected. And as they search for answers, Cora’s London past follows her to the coast, with striking consequences. Told with exquisite grace and intelligence, The Essex Serpent masterfully explores questions of science and religion, skepticism and faith, but it is most of all a celebration of love, and the many different—and surprising—guises it can take.

Blood & Honey

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Shelby Mahurin
  • ISBN : 0062878107
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 6430

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The stakes are higher. The witches are deadlier. And the romance is red-hot. The eagerly anticipated sequel to the New York Times and Indiebound bestseller Serpent & Dove is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and is an instant New York Times bestseller! Lou, Reid, Coco, and Ansel are on the run from coven, kingdom, and church—fugitives with nowhere to hide. To survive, they need allies. Strong ones. But as Lou becomes increasingly desperate to save those she loves, she turns to a darker side of magic that may cost Reid the one thing he can’t bear to lose. Bound to her always, his vows were clear: where Lou goes, he will go; and where she stays, he will stay. Until death do they part. Don't miss Gods & Monsters, the spellbinding conclusion of this epic trilogy!

Atlantis Rising Magazine Issue 130 – PUSHING BACK AGAINST TECH TYRANNY PDF Download

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : atlantisrising.com
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Atlantis Rising magazine
  • Number of Pages : 88
  • Readers : 8806

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In This 88-page edition: POPULAR CULTURE PUSHING BACK AGAINST TECH TYRANNY Can the “New Luddites”Close Pandora’s Box? BY SUSAN B. MARTINEZ, Ph.D. ANCIENT MYSTERIES THE PROSECUTION DOESN’T REST Evidence for Crime in the Great Pyramid Continues to Mount BY SCOTT CREIGHTON LOST HISTORY SEARCHING FOR ANTILIA & HYPERBOREA Atlantis and Lemuria Were Not the Only Legendary Destinations of Antiquity BY FRANK JOSEPH THE UNEXPLAINED SOCRATES & HIS INNER VOICE Was the Great Philosopher Mentally Ill, or Something Else? BY ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D. ANCIENT MYSTERIES PORTALS TO THE MULTIVERSE? Is There More to Indigenous Petroglyphs than Meets the Eye? BY KEN WELLS THE UNEXPLAINED A. CONAN DOYLE & THE FAIRIES Why Did the Creator of Sherlock Holmes Stake so Much on His Case for Little People? BY HUNTER LIGUORE CRYPTOZOOLOGY WHERE BE DRAGONS? What If the Stories Were Not Entirely Imaginary BY STEVEN SORA ALTERNATIVE HISTORY THE RIDDLES OF TIME Do the Orthodox Schedules of Our Past Really Line Up with the Facts? BY WILLIAM B. STOECKER ANCIENT AMERICA LADY LIBERTY & INDIGENOUS MOTHER WISDOM The Ancient Bond Between Native Americans and the Goddess in New York Harbor BY ROBERT HIERONIMUS, Ph.D. & LAURA E. CORTNER FUTURE SCIENCE ‘IMPOSSIBLE‘ MATERIAL USHERS IN THE GRAPHENE AGE The Stuff the Journals Rejected Is Now the Coming “Revolution“ BY JEANE MANNING THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST BY MICHAEL CREMO THE ‘SILURIAN HYPOTHESIS‘ RECONSIDERED ASTROLOGY GODDESS SIGNS Astrology of the Sacred Feminine BY JULIE LOAR PUBLISHER‘S LETTER LIFE-SUSTAINING RESOURCES FROM DEAD SPACE ROCKS? BY J. DOUGLAS KENYON

The Golden Lake

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Lyssa Royal-Holt
  • ISBN : 1622338049
  • Publisher : Light Technology Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 2587

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Beginning with the classic book The Prism of Lyra in 1989, Lyssa Royal-Holt’s channeling has focused on presenting profound galactic wisdom in a grounded way to assist our lives on Earth. In this book, the most detailed and powerful channeled teachings that have come through in recent years are presented in depth. These new teachings are sourced from ancient Vega mysticism — the awakening teachings brought to Earth in ancient days from both Sirius and the Pleiades called the School of the Nine Serpents. After millennia of absence, our Sirian and Pleiadian ancestors have now resumed their teachings to match the next phase of human evolution. This book contains two threads: The first thread is the awakening teachings of the Pleiades that were part of the ancient school called the Golden Lake Teachings. These work with the heart and have the gentle and distinct flavor of our Pleiadian ancestors. The second thread is the Sirian teachings that make up the structural foundation of the School of the Nine Serpents. You don’t need to believe in the reality of extraterrestrials to gain immense benefit from the wisdom in this book. These teachings are consciousness-centered and based on the necessary integration of body, mind, spirit, and emotion, as well as light and shadow. Together, the Pleiadian and Sirian teachings provide an invaluable road map for the next phase of human evolution — the integration of polarity and the awakening of human consciousness beyond duality.

The Cinema of James Wan

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  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Author : Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns,Matthew Edwards
  • ISBN : 1476643326
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Number of Pages : 221
  • Readers : 4640

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An auteur and the creator of multiple cinematic universes, James Wan has become one of the most successful directors in history, his films breaking box office records worldwide. Yet there is little scholarship on Wan's work. This collection of new essays fills the gap with contributions from around the globe offering analysis of his film and television productions, including Saw (2004), Aquaman (2018) and The Conjuring Universe franchise, along with less well-known works like Death Sentence (2007), Dead Silence (2007) and his pilot for the new MacGyver series. For the first time, Wan's films are explored in-depth from wide range of critical perspectives.

Palaces and Courtly Culture in Ancient Mesoamerica

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Julie Nehammer Knub,Christophe Helmke,Jesper Nielsen
  • ISBN : 1784910511
  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 138
  • Readers : 3511

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume collects eight recent and innovative studies spanning the breadth of Mesoamerica, from the Early Classic metropolis of Teotihuacan, to Tenochtitlan, the Late Postclassic capital of the Aztec, and from the arid central Mexican highlands in the west to the humid Maya lowlands in the east.

Why Paramilitary Operations Fail

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Armin Krishnan
  • ISBN : 331971631X
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 254
  • Readers : 2792

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book analyzes U.S. pro-insurgency paramilitary operations (PMOs) or U.S. proxy warfare from the beginning of the Cold War to the present and explains why many of these operations either failed entirely to achieve their objective, or why they produced negative consequences that greatly diminished their benefits. The chapters cover important aspects of what PMOs are, the history of U.S. PMOs, how they function, the dilemmas of secrecy and accountability, the issues of control, criminal conduct, and disposal of proxies, as well as newer developments that may change PMOs in the future. The author argues that the general approach of conducting PMOs as covert operations is inherently flawed since it tends to undermine many possibilities for control over proxies in a situation where the interests of sponsors and proxies necessarily diverge on key issues.

The Big Somewhere

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Steven Powell
  • ISBN : 1501331345
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 7661

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: James Ellroy's identity as a crime writer is rooted in his extraordinary life story and relationship with his home city of Los Angeles. Beginning with the unsolved murder of his mother, Geneva Hilliker Ellroy, in 1958, Ellroy's early life played a large role in shaping his obsessions with murder, the criminal underworld of L.A. and the redemptive power of the feminine. Ellroy's life could be seen as a brutal, visceral and emotionally exhausting realisation of the American Dream, a theme he has explored in his writing to the extent that he is credited with reinventing crime fiction. The Big Somewhere: Essays on James Ellroy's Noir World is an in-depth, scholarly study of the work of James Ellroy, featuring leading Ellroy scholars such as Anna Flügge, Jim Mancall and Rodney Taveira. Moving from Ellroy's early detective novels to his later epic works of historical fiction, it explores how Ellroy found his place in the history of the genre by building on, and then surpassing, the works of authors who influenced him such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Joseph Wambaugh. It also examines Ellroy's impact on contemporary writers and on the cultural perception of L.A., which has been his legacy through the L.A. Quartet novels. The 'Big Somewhere' is not a geographical location, but a conglomeration of the cinematic, historical and fictional worlds that influenced Ellroy, from film noir to the Kennedy era in American politics, and on which he, in turn, has left his mark.

The Pluralist Imagination from East to West in American Literature

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Julianne Newmark
  • ISBN : 0803286333
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 1893

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first three decades of the twentieth century saw the largest period of immigration in U.S. history. This immigration, however, was accompanied by legal segregation, racial exclusionism, and questions of residents' national loyalty and commitment to a shared set of "American" beliefs and identity. The faulty premise that homogeneity--as the symbol of the "melting pot"--was the mark of a strong nation underlined nativist beliefs while undercutting the rich diversity of cultures and lifeways of the population. Though many authors of the time have been viewed through this nativist lens, several texts do indeed contain an array of pluralist themes of society and culture that contradict nativist orientations. In The Pluralist Imagination from East to West in American Literature, Julianne Newmark brings urban northeastern, western, southwestern, and Native American literature into debates about pluralism and national belonging and thereby uncovers new concepts of American identity based on sociohistorical environments. Newmark explores themes of plurality and place as a reaction to nativism in the writings of Louis Adamic, Konrad Bercovici, Abraham Cahan, Willa Cather, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Charles Alexander Eastman, James Weldon Johnson, D. H. Lawrence, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Zitkala-Sa, among others. This exploration of the connection between concepts of place and pluralist communities reveals how mutual experiences of place can offer more constructive forms of community than just discussions of nationalism, belonging, and borders.

Handbook of Research on Aestheticization of Violence, Horror, and Power

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Erdem, M. Nur,Kocabay-Sener, Nihal,Demir, Tu?ba
  • ISBN : 1799846563
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 696
  • Readers : 6986

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Individuals seek ways to repress the sense of violence within themselves and often resort to medial channels. The hunger of the individual for violence is a trigger for the generation of violent content by media, owners of political power, owners of religious power, etc. However, this content is produced considering the individual’s sensitivities. Thus, violence is aestheticized. Aesthetics of violence appear in different fields and in different forms. In order to analyze it, an interdisciplinary perspective is required. The Handbook of Research on Aestheticization of Violence, Horror, and Power brings together two different concepts that seem incompatible—aesthetics and violence—and focuses on the basic motives of aestheticizing and presenting violence in different fields and genres, as well as the role of audience reception. Seeking to reveal this togetherness with different methods, research, analyses, and findings in different fields that include media, urban design, art, and mythology, the book covers the aestheticization of fear, power, and violence in such mediums as public relations, digital games, and performance art. This comprehensive reference is an ideal source for researchers, academicians, and students working in the fields of media, culture, art, politics, architecture, aesthetics, history, cultural anthropology, and more.

Fighting Falsehoods

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Irene Rubin
  • ISBN : 1000608026
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Number of Pages : 202
  • Readers : 7361

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book offers the reader tools to recognize, analyze, and fight back against the fake news, misinformation, and disinformation that come at us from every corner. This volume: Uses real, lively examples to help readers detect fake news, false claims, suspicious information/data, biased reporting, and hate speech; Demonstrates through case studies where to look for information, what to look for, how to analyze the logic/illogic involved, and uncover the truth value of a story; Discusses fact-checking sites, what they examine, and their reliability; Provides examples and analyzes the components, purposes, and consequences of conspiracy theories; Illustrates the tricks of using numbers/data to mislead readers; Explains what to look for to help decide whether to believe the conclusions of stories based on surveys; Offers a range of concrete, effective responses to dangerous, exaggerated, distorted, and false narratives; Examines policy responses to fake news, disinformation, and misinformation across the world. A key manual to negotiate the information age, this book will be essential reading for students, scholars, and professionals of journalism and mass communication, public policy, politics, and the social sciences. It will also be an indispensable handbook for the lay reader.

Veterinary Herbal Medicine E-Book

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Susan G. Wynn,Barbara Fougere
  • ISBN : 032307037X
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Number of Pages : 736
  • Readers : 2043

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This full-color reference offers practical, evidence-based guidance on using more than 120 medicinal plants, including how to formulate herbal remedies to treat common disease conditions. A body-systems based review explores herbal medicine in context, offering information on toxicology, drug interactions, quality control, and other key topics. More than 120 herbal monographs provide quick access to information on the historical use of the herb in humans and animals, supporting studies, and dosing information. Includes special dosing, pharmacokinetics, and regulatory considerations when using herbs for horses and farm animals. Expanded pharmacology and toxicology chapters provide thorough information on the chemical basis of herbal medicine. Explores the evolutionary relationship between plants and mammals, which is the basis for understanding the unique physiologic effects of herbs. Includes a body systems review of herbal remedies for common disease conditions in both large and small animals. Discusses special considerations for the scientific research of herbs, including complex and individualized interventions that may require special design and nontraditional outcome goals.

Peace Works

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Frederick D. Barton
  • ISBN : 1538113015
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Number of Pages : 268
  • Readers : 7830

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: American military interventions have cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, yet we rarely manage to enact positive and sustainable change. In Peace Works, ambassador and global conflict leader Rick Barton uses a mix of stories, history, and analysis for a transformative approach to foreign affairs and offers concrete and attainable solutions for the future.

Shift Linguals

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Edward S. Robinson
  • ISBN : 9042033045
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Number of Pages : 289
  • Readers : 4264

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Shift Linguals traces a history of the cut-up method, the experimental writing practice discovered by Brion Gysin and made famous by Beat author William S. Burroughs. From the groundbreaking works of Dada and Surrealism that paved the way for BurroughsOCO breakthrough, through the countercultural explosion of the 1960s, Shift Linguals explores the evolution of the cut-ups within the theoretical frameworks of postmodernism and the avant-garde to arrive at the present and the digital age.Some 50 years on from the first OCydiscoveryOCO of the cut-ups in 1959, it is only now that we are truly able to observe the methodOCOs impact, not only on literature, but on music and culture in a broader sense. The result of over nine years of research, this study represents the first sustained and detailed analysis of the cut-ups as a narrative form. With explorations of the works of Burroughs, Gysin, Kathy Acker, and John Giorno, it also contains the first critical writing on the works of Claude P(r)lieu and Carl Weissner in English, as well as the first in-depth discussion of the writing of Stewart Home to date."

Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Mark Fisher
  • ISBN : 1789180562
  • Publisher : 5m Books Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 302
  • Readers : 9905

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics charts the history of our understanding of farm animal welfare, throughout time—the human use of animals in different eras, and farming in different systems. The book examines the human/non-human animal relationship with a philosophical approach, examining the connections and disconnections between animals and people, and charts the beliefs and motives of different philosophers, theories, and movements in animal welfare. The book also looks at our current animal welfare systems, the pathway to how we got here, and future considerations for achieving a sustainable animal welfare model. Intended for animal welfare students, teachers, researchers and academic libraries, this book introduces a complex subject requiring an understanding of the underlying factors and drivers of human behaviour and farming systems.