When Karma Baraka first saw the sand dunes of Planet Rathira, little did she know that this apparently peaceful world with a civilization strangely like that of Ancient Egypt was under attack by demons from another dimension, that the strange-looking cross recently given to her was theTi-Ank, a talisman of unbelievable power, or that her possession of the Ti-Ank and her remarkable ability to speak to the dead marked her as the long-prophesied Techu, whom the Rathirians believed would come to save their world.Accompanied by Nikura, a panther-sized gray and silver tabby cat of unknown age and origin who talks only to Karma but appears to know far more than he is telling, Karma sets out across the desert with a royal caravan on The Quest of the Orbs, a journey to find three mysterious Orbs of Power necessary to prevent Rathira from being overrun by escapees from the demons' world. To make things even more complicated, not only does Karma have to deal with palace intrigue and scheming courtiers, as well as repeated attacks by demons bent on killing her and stealing the Ti-Ank, she also must face off against the distant and forbidding, but undeniably gorgeous, Warrior Prince Zakiel, son of King Rhobar, who leads the caravan. His high handed manner puts her off, but there is something about him--maybe his startlingly blue eyes, not to mention the sight of him in those tight, black riding leathers--that stirs her as no other man ever has.In The Quest of the Moon Orb, Laura Jo Phillips builds on prior successes and yet goes in a new direction. Her thousands of fans will recognize the compelling romance, the bounding emotions, the convincing world-building, and the smoldering passions for which her books are known. Yet, unlike her previous works which involved multiple partners and advanced civilizations, this story is about the love of a man for a woman and a woman for a man, set on a world where that love must be fought for without technology, but with magic, sharp steel, stalwart courage, and true hearts.
Back in the USSR
Author: Rory Maclean
Publisher: Unbound Publishing
Ian Fleming could not have imagined a better place to set a thriller: an upstart mini-state on the edge of Europe, Transnistria is a nowhereland, a Soviet museum occupied by Russian peace-keepers near the Black Sea. Its oligarchs in Adidas tracksuits hunt wild boar with AK-47s. Its young people train for revolution at the Che Guevara High School of Political Leadership. Its secret factories have supplied arms to Chechnya and electrical cable to Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant. Its isolation and tiny size belie the real threat it poses to the West. To many observers, Transnistria is the North Korea of Europe. Yet its new president has launched a cunning coup of political marketing, appointing as his top ministers personable young women like the Facebook-savvy Cheryl Cole lookalike Foreign Minister, sexing-up the republic's image abroad, and using their glitter to obscure this internationally unrecognised non-state's shadowy past. Now Western ambassadors and foreign ministers are queuing up to meet them. Rory MacLean and Nick Danziger, two of Europe's most intrepid travellers and chroniclers, document life in the only country in the world not to have recognised the collapse of the Soviet Union. Readers will find themselves truly back in the USSR... with a difference.
In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids, New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C. Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers. With funny insights and a conversational style, he explains the way writers use symbol, metaphor, characterization, setting, plot and other key techniques to make a story come to life. From that very first middle school book report to that first college course, kids need to be able to understand the layers of meaning in literature. Foster makes learning this important skill fun and exciting by using examples from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from short stories and poems to movie scripts. This go-to guide unlocks all the hidden secrets to reading, making it entertaining and satisfying.
A historical study of Chile's twin experiments with cybernetics and socialism, and what they tell us about the relationship of technology and politics.
The classic conception of human transcendental consciousness assumes its self-supporting existential status within the horizon of life-world, nature and earth. Yet this assumed absoluteness does not entail the nature of its powers, neither their constitutive force. This latter call for an existential source reaching beyond the generative life-world network. Transcendental consciousness, having lost its absolute status (its point of reference) it is the role of the logos to lay down the harmonious positioning in the cosmic sphere of the all, establishing an original foundation of phenomenology in the primogenital ontopoiesis of life.
I Am Not a Cop!
Author: Richard Belzer, Michael Black
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
IN THIS CAPTIVATING, OFTEN HILARIOUS DEBUT MYSTERY, ONE OF THE GREAT COMEDIANS OF OUR TIME BLENDS FACT WITH FICTION, AS LAW & ORDER: SVU'S RICHARD BELZER'S OFF-CAMERA PERSONA COMES TO LIFE ON THE PAGE, EMPLOYING INVESTIGATIVE KNOW-HOW AND COMEDIC TIMING IN EQUAL MEASURE TO SOLVE THE MYSTERY SURROUNDING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF A TRUSTED FRIEND. When Richard Belzer meets Rudy Markovich, nyc medical examiner, for dinner in Brighton Beach, he has little reason to expect anything more than a friendly bull session. But in the next twenty-four hours Belzer finds himself in the middle of a vicious street brawl, splashed across the tabloid headlines as an out-of-control celeb, and fearing for the life of his good pal Rudy -- who police assume is sleeping at the bottom of the East River. As Belzer finds himself increasingly required to call upon the resources he taps to portray Detective Munch on nbc, he maintains his sense of humor and carries us along on a rollicking ride through the underworld of New York City. With Rudy kidnapped, or worse, it falls to The Belz to track him down and solve the riddle to the vanishing act. The lives of Detective Munch and Richard Belzer collide and mesh in I Am Not a Cop! as one of America's great comics and TV cops brings all of his talents to bear in book form and provides a triumph of the mystery genre.
Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Growing Up supports and inspires teenagers as they grow up as they read stories written by other teens about the problems and issues they face every day. Being a teenager is hard -- school is challenging, family issues arise, friends and love come and go, bodies and emotions go through major changes, and many teens experience the loss of a loved one for the first time. With 101 stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul's library about life lessons, self-acceptance, meeting challenges, and growing up, this book reminds teenagers that they are not alone.
Author: Matthias Paul Scholz
The popularity of NXT and the success of The Da Vinci Code are combined in this fascinating book. Projects for building and programming five of Leonardo's most famous inventions are covered in detail: the tank, the helicopter, the catapult, the flying machine, and the revolving bridge. This book is written for serious NXT programmers and covers the most popular programming environments available today. The book is abundantly illustrated and includes sample code and countless best-practices strategies.
Fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush suspects that her uncle is involved in body snatching. Meanwhile, her best friend's family is accused of plotting to kill Abraham Lincoln, and Emily is left unsure of whom she can trust. Includes a reader's guide.
19 Varieties of Gazelle
Author: Naomi Shihab Nye
Publisher: Harper Collins
EM"Tell me how to live so many lives at once ..."/em Fowzi, who beats everyone at dominoes; Ibtisam, who wanted to be a doctor; Abu Mahmoud, who knows every eggplant and peach in his West Bank garden; mysterious Uncle Mohammed, who moved to the mountain; a girl in a red sweater dangling a book bag; children in velvet dresses who haunt the candy bowl at the party; Baba Kamalyari, age 71; Mr. Dajani and his swans; Sitti Khadra, who never lost her peace inside. EMMaybe they have something to tell us./em Naomi Shihab Nye has been writing about being Arab-American, about Jerusalem, about the West Bank, about family all her life. These new and collected poems of the Middle East -- sixty in all -- appear together here for the first time.
Author: Edgar V. Roberts, Robert Zweig
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
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The Indaba 5 meeting, held in South Africa during August 2006, examined the progress being made to achieve first-principle understanding of molecular science and confirmed the need to better understand the mysteries and magic of molecules. This book explores the common ground to guide chemists, biologists, crystallographers, spectroscopists and theorists towards painting a holistic picture of scientific endeavor.
Herbal remedies have been used safely for thousands of years—notably in China and other Asian countries—and for hundreds of years in many Western cultures. In “The Little A-Z Dictionary of Herbal Remedies” I have collated many of the more popular herbs and provided a brief description of their medicinal uses. I think you will find this mini dictionary to be a useful household reference for anyone who wishes to pursue a more natural approach to health care.