A Small Door Set In Concrete

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A Small Door Set in Concrete

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Editor: University of Chicago Press
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“I was taught from the start not to be silent.” For years, renowned activist and scholar Ilana Hammerman has given the world remarkable translations of Kafka. With A Small Door Set in Concrete, she turns to the actual surreal existence that is life in the West Bank after decades of occupation. After losing her husband and her sister, Hammerman set out to travel to the end of the world. She began her trip with the hope that it would reveal the right path to take in life. But she soon realized that finding answers was less important than experiencing the freedom to move from place to place without restriction. Hammerman returned to the West Bank with a renewed joie de vivre and a resolution: she would become a regular visitor to the men, women, and children who were on the other side of the wall, unable to move or act freely. She would listen to their dreams and fight to bring some justice into their lives. A Small Door Set in Concrete is a moving picture of lives filled with destruction and frustration but also infusions of joy. Whether joining Palestinian laborers lining up behind checkpoints hours before the crack of dawn in the hope of crossing into Israel for a day’s work, accompanying a family to military court for their loved one’s hearing, or smuggling Palestinian children across borders for a day at the beach, Hammerman fearlessly ventures into territories where few Israelis dare set foot and challenges her readers not to avert their eyes in the face of injustice. Hammerman neither preaches nor politicks. Instead, she engages in a much more personal, everyday kind of activism. Hammerman is adept at revealing the absurdities of a land where people are stripped of their humanity. And she is equally skilled at illuminating the humanity of those caught in this political web. To those who have become simply statistics or targets to those in Israel and around the world, she gives names, faces, dreams, desires. This is not a book that allows us to sit passively. It is a slap in the face, a necessary splash of cold water that will reawaken the humanity inside all of us.

Colour Is Communication

Colour Is Communication Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Per Arnoldi
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3764382023
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For more than ten years, the celebrated artist Per Arnoldi of Copenhagen has been working together with the world famous London architect Norman Foster. Arnoldi’s contributions range from posters of Foster’s buildings to targeted chromatic interventions in interior spaces to the complex total "chromatic concept” for a massive new structure. His color choices serve to create atmosphere and also guide the user clearly through the space. This book provides systematic and detailed documentation of this entire collaborative spectrum. Projects include: the Commerzbank in Frankfurt, the Reichstag in Berlin, the Imperial College in London, HM Treasury in London, the National Police Monument in London, the Arag Tower in Düsseldorf, the World Port Center in Rotterdam, and Decaux’s headquarters in London. The photographs were taken specially for this book to capture the specific qualities of the interplay between space and color. Seit über zehn Jahren arbeitet der renommierte Kopenhagener Künstler Per Arnoldi mit dem weltberühmten Londoner Architekten Norman Foster zusammen. Vom Plakat, das ein Foster-Gebäude vorstellt, über gezielte Farbinterventionen im Innenraum bis zum komplexen Gesamtkonzept für die farbliche Ausgestaltung großer Neubauten reichen Arnoldis Beiträge. Seine Farbgebungen dienen zugleich der atmosphärischen Verdichtung wie der klaren Benutzer-Wegleitung im Raum. Dokumentiert wird dieses gesamte Spektrum der Zusammenarbeit auf systematische und ausführliche Weise. Dargestellte Projekte sind: Commerzbank in Frankfurt, Reichstag in Berlin, Imperial College in London, HM Treasury in London, National Police Monument in London, Arag in Düsseldorf, World Port Center in Rotterdam, Decaux Headquarters in London. Die Fotos wurden eigens für dieses Buch aufgenommen, um die spezifischen Qualitäten der Wechselwirkung von Raum und Farbe einzufangen.

The Berlin Wall and the Intra-German Border 1961-89

The Berlin Wall and the Intra-German Border 1961-89 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849080682
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The Berlin Wall and the Intra-German Border 1961-89 by Gordon L. Rottman Summary

The border between East and West Germany was closed on 26 May 1953. On 13 August 1961 crude fences and walls were erected around West Berlin: the Berlin Wall had been created. The Wall encircled West Berlin for a distance of 155km, and its barriers and surveillance systems evolved over the years into an advanced obstacle network. The Intra-German Border ran from the Baltic Sea to the Czechoslovak border for 1,381km, and was where NATO forces faced the Warsaw Pact for the 45 years of the Cold War. This book examines the international situation that led to the establishment of the Berlin Wall and the IGB, and discusses how these barrier systems were operated, and finally fell.

Dark Days

Dark Days Pdf/ePub eBook Author: D. Randall Blythe
Editor: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306823152
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In 2010, a nineteen-year-old super-fan rushed the stage during a Lamb of God concert in Prague. To protect himself, singer Randy Blythe pushed the fan away. Unbeknownst to Blythe, the young man hit his head on the floor when he fell and later died from the injury. Blythe was promptly incarcerated on charges carrying a prison term of five to ten years. Thirty-seven days later, he was released on bail to await trial. Although legal experts told him not to return to the Czech Republic to face the charges, Blythe explained that he “could not run away from this problem while the grieving family of a dead young man searched hopelessly for answers that [he] might help provide.” After a five-day trial, he was acquitted on March 5, 2013. In Dark Days, Blythe tells the story of his incarceration and the wild life that led up to it. As he explains, “Most substance abuse books end with the author getting sober. My book starts there.”


Numbers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ewan Scott
Editor: Eye Write Publishing
ISBN: 1843965658
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Just another day on the traffic-choked London motorway.Until someone turns up dead near the M25, slumped behind the wheel of a car, a bag tied over his head. A list of seemingly random numbers tucked under the wipers. And the killer's signature: a child's toy left on the back seat.The press call him the Road Ripper - a vigilante who hunts reckless drivers on the M25. This is victim number six.DCI Arthur Law and rookie DS Ellie Buckland race to decipher the clues before the Road Ripper strikes again. But he's always one step - and one murder - ahead. What exactly is this brutal killer trying to say? How many more people have to die? One thing is for sure: he's not going to stop until he gets what he wants.The Numbers is the first book in a series featuring DCI Law and DS Buckland.

The Jungle

The Jungle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clive Cussler,Jack Du Brul
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101486414
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Juan Cabrillo and the Oregon crew are hired to save a wealthy Indonesian businessman's son from the influence of the Taliban in this #1 New York Times-bestselling adventure series. Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. There are the lies and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination. To pull off their latest mission, Cabrillo and his remarkable men and women must survive them all. A devastating weapon unleashed in thirteenth-century China . . . a daring rescue in the snowbound mountains along the Afghanistan–Pakistan border . . . a woman gone missing in the jungles of northern Thailand and Myanmar . . . for Cabrillo and company, all of these events will come together—leading to the greatest threat the United States has ever known.


THE COMPLETE DETECTIVE SGT. ELK SERIES (6 Novels in One Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edgar Wallace
Editor: Musaicum Books
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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Edgar Wallace (1875 - 1932) was an English writer. As well as journalism, Wallace wrote screen plays, poetry, historical non-fiction, 18 stage plays, 957 short stories and over 170 novels, 12 in 1929 alone. More than 160 films have been made of Wallace's work. Table of Contents: The Nine Bears Silinski - Master Criminal (new revised version of The Nine Bears) The Fellowship of the Frog The Joker The Twister The India-Rubber Men White Face

After All These Years

After All These Years Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sally John
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736938761
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Popular fiction author Sally John's first series The Other Way Home (more than 65,000 copies sold) comes to life with a fresh, new cover for a new audience of readers. In After All These Years, the second book of the series, Isabel Mendoza's past is just a memory...until Tony, her boyfriend from college days, arrives in Valley Oaks. Romantic sparks fly again, but Isabel is a Christian now. Can she share her love for Jesus with Tony while keeping her painful secret? Meanwhile, Lia Neuman arrives in town as new owner of the pharmacy. Isabel befriends and welcomes Lia, but vandalism threatens the pharmacy and Lia's life. Officer Huntington, Valley Oaks' deputy sheriff, investigates the crimes against Lia, and love unlooked for, begins to bloom. After All These Years demonstrates how God's redeeming grace can touch the past and bring healing to the present.

Stage Blood

Stage Blood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Blakemore
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571311237
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In 1971, Michael Blakemore joined the National Theatre as Associate Director under Laurence Olivier. The National, still based at the Old Vic, was at a moment of transition awaiting the move to its vast new home on the South Bank. Relying on generous subsidy, it would need an extensive network of supporters in high places. Olivier, a scrupulous and brilliant autocrat from a previous generation, was not the man to deal with these political ramifications. His tenure began to unravel and, behind his back, Peter Hall was appointed to replace him in 1973. As in other aspects of British life, the ethos of public service, which Olivier espoused, was in retreat. Having staged eight productions for the National, Blakemore found himself increasingly uncomfortable under Hall's regime. Stage Blood is the candid and at times painfully funny story of the events that led to his dramatic exit in 1976. He recalls the theatrical triumphs and flops, his volatile relationship with Olivier including directing him in Long Day's Journey into Night, the extravagant dinners in Hall's Barbican flat with Harold Pinter, Jonathan Miller and the other associates, the opening of the new building, and Blakemore's brave and misrepresented decision to speak out. He would not return to the National for fifteen years.

The Art of Political Murder

The Art of Political Murder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Francisco Goldman
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 1555846378
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In this New York Times Notable Book, an award-winning writer undertakes his own investigation into the murder of a Guatemalan bishop. Named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post Book World, the Chicago Tribune, the Economist, and the San Francisco Chronicle Two days after releasing a groundbreaking church-sponsored report implicating the military in the murders and disappearances of some two hundred thousand Guatemalan civilians, Bishop Juan Gerardi was bludgeoned to death in his garage. Gerardi was the country’s leading human rights activist, but the Church quickly realized it could not rely on police investigators or the legal system to solve the crime. Instead, Church leaders formed their own investigative team: a group of secular young men who called themselves Los Intocables—the Untouchables. Author Francisco Goldman spoke to witnesses no other reporter was able to reach, observing firsthand some of the most crucial developments in this sensational case. Documenting the Latin American reality of mara youth gangs and organized crime, The Art of Political Murder tells the incredible true story of Los Intocables and their remarkable fight for justice. “Becoming by turns a little bit Columbo, Jason Bourne and Seymour Hersh, Goldman gives us the anatomy of a crime while opening a window to a misunderstood neighboring country that is flirting with anarchy.” —The New York Times Book Review

True Colours

True Colours Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean Gill
Editor: The 13th Sign
ISBN: 139362944X
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A boxset of six inspirational, entertaining, moving books based on true stories from an award-winning author, photographer, beekeeper, mad dog lady, cat breeder, literacy expert and mother. Jean Gill's truth takes many forms and the reader's journey through these books is as rich in discovery as her life has been to date. Someone To Look Up To: A dog's life in the south of France, from the dog's point of view. 'Jean Gill has captured the innermost thoughts of this magnificent animal' Les Ingham, Pyr International From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness. How this led to their divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to Death Row in an animal shelter. Doggedly, Sirius keeps the faith. One day, his human will come. How Blue is My Valley: A memoir. Jean Gill's first year living in Provence, a laugh-out-loud accountof following your dream and adopting a new country. 'Such a vivid picture of the fields of lavender, sunflowers and olive trees that you could almost be there with her.' Living France Magazine With Double Blade: Poetry so sharp it hurts when you laugh. '...the humour frequently has the effect of pointing up the stark reality with which she writes.' - Ted Griffin, Pause Magazine From Bedtime On: Poetry that hits home. Finalist in the 2018 Kindle Book Awards These new editions contain the 'stories behind the poems', adding the personal context to the work for which Jean Gill was first known as an author. One Sixth of a Gill: Short stories, blogs and poetry. An emotional roller-coaster with people you'll never forget. 'A fantastic array of wonderful prose, from bee-keeping to Top Tips on Dogs! A FINALIST and highly recommended.' The Wishing Shelf Awards Faithful Through Hard Times: A WW2 biography. Malta: Four years, 3 million bombs, Zero Hour Food approaching.The true story from a Scottish soldier's eye-witness account written at the time in a secret diary, a diary too dangerous to show anyone, and too precious to destroy. 'The diary was kept secret because it had to be. Taylor knew he would be in trouble if it were found. There is no censor in the diary.' The Scottish Association for the Teachers of History

Background to Danger

Background to Danger Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric Ambler
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307949931
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Kenton's career as a journalist depended on his facility with languages, his knowledge of European politics, and his quick judgment. Where his judgment sometimes failed him was in his personal life. When he finds himself on a train bound for Austria with insufficient funds after a bad night of gambling, he jumps at the chance to earn a fee to help a refugee smuggle securities across the border. He soon discovers that the documents he holds have a more than monetary value, and that European politics has more twists and turns than the most convoluted newspaper account.

Not as Nature Intended

Not as Nature Intended Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rich Hardy
Editor: Unbound Publishing
ISBN: 178965064X
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Relying on a hidden camera, a bluff and a little bit of luck, award-winning investigative journalist Rich Hardy finds imaginative ways to meet the people and industries responsible for the lives and deaths of the billions of animals used to feed, clothe and entertain us. What he discovers will shock, but it may just inspire you to re-evaluate your relationship with all animals and what role you let them play in your life. Sometimes dangerous, often emotional and occasionally surreal, this one-of-a-kind perspective examines what it’s like to live and work amongst your adversaries and what you can achieve if you feel strongly enough about something. ‘Cruelty to animals goes on daily behind the closed doors of factory farms or deep in the forests where wild animals are trapped for their fur. Rich’s book exposes us to the raw truth behind these animal trades. Whilst it’s a deeply personal story, it has the potential to change, not just your own life, but the lives of millions of animals. I urge you to read it!’ Joanna Lumley, Actress, author and activist 'An incredible and moving exposé of the horror that animals go through to create a product that destroys the environment & keeps people sick and miserable.’ Moby, Musician and activist ‘It is beautifully and lucidly written...it avoids gratuitous expression but delivers the truth in a compelling and penetrating narrative. Not As Nature Intended is a must read.’ Peter Egan, Actor and animal advocate 'A 007 of the animal world.’ Rhian Lubin, The Daily Mirror ‘As you read this book, if you have a heart and a soul, you too won't fail to be bowled over by Rich's courage.’ Jane Dalton, The Independent ‘All the evidence we need to make our future a plant-based one.’ Christina Rees MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism ‘An eye-opening insight into the horrors endured by animals around the world - and into the minds of those who risk everything to help them.’ Maria Chiorando, Plant Based News

90 CRIME NOVELS: Complete Collection (The Secret House, The Daffodil Mystery, The Angel of Terror, The Crimson Circle, The Black Abbot, The Forger, The Green Archer, The Avenger, Jack O'Judgement…)

90 CRIME NOVELS: Complete Collection (The Secret House, The Daffodil Mystery, The Angel of Terror, The Crimson Circle, The Black Abbot, The Forger, The Green Archer, The Avenger, Jack O'Judgement…) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edgar Wallace
Editor: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026840801
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90 CRIME NOVELS: Complete Collection (The Secret House, The Daffodil Mystery, The Angel of Terror, The Crimson Circle, The Black Abbot, The Forger, The Green Archer, The Avenger, Jack O'Judgement…) by Edgar Wallace Summary

This carefully crafted ebook: "90 CRIME NOVELS: Complete Collection (The Secret House, The Daffodil Mystery, The Angel of Terror, The Crimson Circle, The Black Abbot, The Forger, The Green Archer, The Avenger, Jack O'Judgement…)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Contents: Angel Esquire The Fourth Plague Grey Timothy The Man who Bought London The Melody of Death A Debt Discharged The Tomb of T'Sin The Secret House The Clue of the Twisted Candle Down under Donovan The Man who Knew The Green Rust Kate Plus Ten The Daffodil Mystery Jack O'Judgment The Angel of Terror The Crimson Circle Mr. Justice Maxell The Valley of Ghosts Captains of Souls The Clue of the New Pin The Green Archer The Missing Million The Dark Eyes of London Double Dan The Face in the Night The Sinister Man The Three Oak Mystery The Blue Hand The Daughters of the Night The Ringer A King by Night The Strange Countess The Avenger The Black Abbot The Day of Uniting The Door with Seven Locks The Man from Morocco The Million Dollar Story The Northing Tramp Penelope of the Polyantha The Square Emerald The Terrible People We Shall See! The Yellow Snake Big Foot Inspector Wade and the Feathered Serpent Flat 2 The Forger The Hand of Power The Man Who Was Nobody Number Six The Squeaker The Traitor's Gate The Double The Flying Squad The Thief in the Night The Gunner Four Square Jane The Golden Hades The Green Ribbon The Calendar The Clue of the Silver Key The Lady of Ascot The Devil Man The Man at the Carlton The Coat of Arms On the Spot: Violence and Murder in Chicago When the Gangs Came to London The Frightened Lady The Green Pack The Man Who Changed His Name The Mouthpiece Smoky Cell The Table Sanctuary Island The Road to London The Four Just Men The Council of Justice The Just Men of Cordova The Law of the Four Just Men The Three Just Men Again the Three Just Men Detective Sgt. Elk Series: The Nine Bears ...

Someone To Look Up To

Someone To Look Up To Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean Gill
Editor: The 13th Sign
ISBN: 1524258504
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Top Pick Award from Litpick Student Reviews. By IPPY and Global Ebook Award Winning author. 'Jean Gill has captured the innermost thoughts of this magnificent animal.' Les Ingham, Pyr International A dog's life in the south of France. From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness. How this led to their divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to Death Row in an animal shelter, as a so-called dangerous dog learning survival tricks from the other inmates. During the twilight barking, he is shocked to hear his brother's voice but the bitter-sweet reunion is short-lived. Doggedly, Sirius keeps the faith. One day, his human will come.

Awakening - Book One of Petra's Story

Awakening - Book One of Petra's Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Devine
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 0244382336
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Petra is fifteen years old and it's her first day at school, any school. She is at least five years ahead of anyone her age academically, she can speak at least three languages, but has no memories before waking up in a hospital bed with terrible head injuries. She had been in a coma for three years after a tragic accident that killed her parents, or so she believes. Two years later she is making her first foray into the real world. In addition to the terrors of trying to make friends, dealing with her sexuality and the school bully, she has to fit into a world she does not understand. She needs a cocktail of drugs every day to keep her alive and there is the second consciousness in her head who invades her dreams and is slowly gaining a foothold in her waking state. All she wants is to be a normal teenager, but her alter ego has other ideas. Who was Petra? What is Gentek? What connection does Petra have to a serial killer being sought by the Swedish police? Her guardians know more than they are telling.

Architect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary

Architect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nikolas Davies,Erkki Jokiniemi
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136444076
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Architect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary by Nikolas Davies,Erkki Jokiniemi Summary

This pocket-sized Dictionary offers huge coverage for the 40,000+ people studying or working in architecture, construction or any of the built environment fields. From Abaciscus to Zophorus, the reader is able to quickly track down precisely the term they are looking for. The book is illustrated with stunning drawings that provide a visual as well as a textual definition of both key concepts and subtle differences in meaning. Compact and affordable; Davies and Jokiniemi's work is the miniature version of the Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction. The Architect’s Illustrated Pocket Dictionary can be used on site or quickly at the desk and is suitable for all those interested in the buildings that surround us.

The Archaeology, History and Heritage of WWII Karst Defenses in the Pacific

The Archaeology, History and Heritage of WWII Karst Defenses in the Pacific Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julie Mushynsky
Editor: Springer Nature
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The Archaeology, History and Heritage of WWII Karst Defenses in the Pacific by Julie Mushynsky Summary

This book is an archaeological study of the cultures of conflict through an examination of caves and tunnels used during the Pacific War. Referred to here as “karst defenses,” WWII caves and tunnels can be found throughout the karst landscapes of the Pacific. Karst defenses have been hidden, literally by the jungle and figuratively by history, for over 70 years. Based on a study of karst defenses and their related artifacts and oral histories in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, this book uses karst defenses to investigate the varied human experiences before, during and after the Pacific War. Historically, the book reveals new knowledge about the overall defense strategies used in the Pacific. Karst defenses were a central component of Pacific War defense and were constructed and used by civilians, the Japanese military and U.S. troops as early as 1942. Karst defenses also functioned as command posts, hospitals, shelters, storage units and combat positions. The book sheds light on the social aspects that influenced the construction and use of karst defenses, including the fragmented relationship between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Imperial Japanese Army, the social status of civilians under Japanese rule and the clandestine plans of the U.S. in Micronesia. The book also discusses the complex contemporary meanings of this dark, shared heritage.

The Age Atomic

The Age Atomic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam Christopher
Editor: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 0857663151
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The Empire State is dying. The Fissure connecting the pocket universe to New York has vanished, plunging the city into a deep freeze and the populace are demanding a return to Prohibition and rationing as energy supplies dwindle. Meanwhile, in 1954 New York, the political dynamic has changed and Nimrod finds his department subsumed by a new group, Atoms For Peace, led by the mysterious Evelyn McHale. As Rad uncovers a new threat to his city, Atoms For Peace prepare their army for a transdimensional invasion. Their goal: total conquest – or destruction – of the Empire State. File Under: Science Fiction [ Splitting the Atoms | Angry Robots | Crossing | Universal Destruction ]

Stone by Design

Stone by Design Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lew French
Editor: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423610960
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More than 125 gorgeous photographs showcase the beauty of award-winning stonemason Lew French's work in eight different homes, illustrating how rounded fieldstone, gray slate, rough granite, and even curvy driftwood can be incorporated into stunning pieces of functional art.

The Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning

The Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Waldmann
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199399565
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Causal reasoning is one of our most central cognitive competencies, enabling us to adapt to our world. Causal knowledge allows us to predict future events, or diagnose the causes of observed facts. We plan actions and solve problems using knowledge about cause-effect relations. Although causal reasoning is a component of most of our cognitive functions, it has been neglected in cognitive psychology for many decades. The Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning offers a state-of-the-art review of the growing field, and its contribution to the world of cognitive science. The Handbook begins with an introduction of competing theories of causal learning and reasoning. In the next section, it presents research about basic cognitive functions involved in causal cognition, such as perception, categorization, argumentation, decision-making, and induction. The following section examines research on domains that embody causal relations, including intuitive physics, legal and moral reasoning, psychopathology, language, social cognition, and the roles of space and time. The final section presents research from neighboring fields that study developmental, phylogenetic, and cultural differences in causal cognition. The chapters, each written by renowned researchers in their field, fill in the gaps of many cognitive psychology textbooks, emphasizing the crucial role of causal structures in our everyday lives. This Handbook is an essential read for students and researchers of the cognitive sciences, including cognitive, developmental, social, comparative, and cross-cultural psychology; philosophy; methodology; statistics; artificial intelligence; and machine learning.

One Way

One Way Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. J. Morden
Editor: Orbit
ISBN: 0316522155
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Stranded on Mars with seven other convicts, one man must fight for survival on a planet where everyone's a killer in this edge-of-your-seat science fiction thriller for fans of The Martian. Former architect Frank Kittridge is serving life for murdering his son's drug dealer, so when he's offered a deal by the corporation that owns the prison - he takes it. He's been selected to help build the first permanent base on Mars. Unfortunately, his crewmates are just as guilty of their crimes as he is. As the convicts set to work on the frozen wastes of Mars, the accidents multiply. Until Frank begins to suspect they might not be accidents at all . . . Dr. S. J. Morden trained as a rocket scientist before becoming the author of razor-sharp, award-winning science fiction. Perfect for fans of Andy Weir's The Martian and Richard Morgan, One Way takes off like a rocket, pulling us along on a terrifying, epic ride with only one way out.

Slow Learner

Slow Learner Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Pynchon
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101594616
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Compiling five short stories originally written between 1959 and 1964, Slow Learner showcases Thomas Pynchon’s writing before the publication of his first novel V. The stories compiled here are “The Small Rain,” “Low-lands,” “Entropy,” “Under the Rose,” and “The Secret Integration,” along with an introduction by Pynchon himself.

Out of Istanbul

Out of Istanbul Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bernard Ollivier
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510743766
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Acclaimed journalist Bernard Ollivier begins his epic journey on foot across the Silk Road. Upon retirement at the age of sixty-two, and grieving his deceased wife, renowned journalist Bernard Ollivier felt a sense of profound emptiness: What do I do now? While some see retirement as a chance to cash in their chips and settle into a comfy armchair, Ollivier still longed for more. Searching for inspiration, he strapped on his gear, donned his hat, and headed out the front door to hike the Way of St. James, a 1400-mile journey from Paris to Compostela, Spain. At the end of that road, with more questions than answers, he decided to spend the next few years hiking another of history’s great routes: the Silk Road. Out of Istanbul is Ollivier’s stunning account of the first part of that 7,200-mile journey. The longest and perhaps most mythical trade route of all time, the Silk Road is in fact a network of routes across Europe and Asia, some going back to prehistoric times. During the Middle Ages, the transcribed travelogue of one Silk Road explorer, Marco Polo, helped spread the fame of the Orient throughout Europe. Heading east out of Istanbul, Ollivier takes readers step by step across Anatolia and Kurdistan, bound for Tehran. Along the way, we meet a colorful array of real-life characters: Selim, the philosophical woodsman; old Behçet, elated to practice English after years of self-study; Krishna, manager of the Lora Pansiyon in Polonez, a village of Polish immigrants; the hospitable Kurdish women of Dogutepe, and many more. We accompany Ollivier as he explores bazaars, mosques, and caravansaries—true vestiges of the Silk Road itself—and through these encounters and experiences, gains insight into the complex political and social issues facing modern-day Turkey. Ollivier’s journey, far from bragging about some tremendous achievement, humbly takes the reader on a colossal adventure of human proportions, one in which walking itself, through a kind of alchemy, fosters friendships and fellowship.

Shepherd's Fall

Shepherd's Fall Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W.L. Dyson
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ISBN: 0307458105
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He is about to face the hunt of a lifetime. Bounty hunter Nick Shepherd is fearless when it comes to chasing down criminals. It’s his difficult ex-wife, rebellious teenage daughter, and dysfunctional siblings that keep him awake at night. In charge of the family business, the Prodigal Recovery Agency, he thinks of himself as a shepherd of sorts. When his “flock” is out of his control, Nick’s well-ordered universe falls into chaos. Danger comes too close to home. Prodigal Recovery’s search for Zeena, a prostitute on the run, leads to a faulty arrest, complicating Nicks’s business. He is thrown together with Zeena’s twin, the beautiful Annie, and the two find themselves on a desperate search. The stakes significantly increase when Nick’s daughter is kidnapped. Can the shepherd stand? Nick and Annie unwittingly uncover a drug trafficking ring that further condemns the kidnapper. Now, to save someone he loves, Nick must risk everything…but will it be enough?

Thomas A. Easton’s GMO Future MEGAPACK®

Thomas A. Easton’s GMO Future MEGAPACK® Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas A. Easton
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This volume collects, for the first time, all of Thomas A. Easton's GMO-themed work: 12 stories and 5 novels...more than 1,400 pages of great reading. Included are: Short Stories: The 2076 Roachster When Life Hands You a Lemming The Coming of the Mayflower Hard Times Social Climber Lost Luggage Sing a Song of Porkchops Down on the Truck Farm Matchmaker The Homemaker The Last Word The Price Novels: Sparrowhawk Greenhouse Woodsman Tower of the Gods Seeds of Destiny If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!


Daemon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Suarez
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Daniel Suarez’s New York Times bestselling debut high-tech thriller is “so frightening even the government has taken note” (Entertainment Weekly). Daemons: computer programs that silently run in the background, waiting for a specific event or time to execute. They power almost every service. They make our networked world possible. But they also make it vulnerable... When the obituary of legendary computer game architect Matthew Sobol appears online, a previously dormant daemon activates, initiating a chain of events that begins to unravel our interconnected world. This daemon reads news headlines, recruits human followers, and orders assassinations. With Sobol’s secrets buried with him, and as new layers of his daemon are unleashed, it’s up to Detective Peter Sebeck to stop a self-replicating virtual killer before it achieves its ultimate purpose—one that goes far beyond anything Sebeck could have imagined...

Distant Valor

Distant Valor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. X. Moreau
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ISBN: 1937868079
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Out of the crucible of war has come a long list of best-selling, award-winning, and long-remembered novels: The Red Badge Of Courage, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Caine Mutiny, Fields of Fire and The Thirteenth Valley. But none so far has ever captured the power and drama of the United States Marine Corps's ill-fated mission to end the war for Lebanon, which ended in the barracks bombing that killed almost three hundred Marines. For Sergeant David Griffin, a "peace-time" Marine, Beirut was the chance to prove himself capable to the generation of Marines who had been bloodied in the Vietnam War. For Corporal Steven Downs, Beirut was a struggle to separate the civilian from the soldier, his distrust of the politicians' decisions from the military mission. For all of the Marines serving in Lebanon, it was another war in a foreign country where the enemy could be anywhere or anyone. Faced with Griffin's court-martial for engaging the enemy against orders, these two young men find themselves questioning their faith in themselves, their commanders, and eventually that which above all else they must have faith in--the Corps. With the insight that only a Marine Corps veteran could have, C. X. Moreau portrays the men who fought and died in Beirut with skill and ability that bring home to the reader the true meaning of Semper Fi. "Affecting . . . A haunting slice of military life that unsparingly catalogues the risks, rewards, pain and joys of casting one's lot with warriors."--Kirkus Reviews "Moreau uses the building block of authentic detail to craft a solid take about a little-known, undeclared war. His debut should attract readers seeking to understand how the U.S. military is waging peace in the Middle East."--Publishers Weekly "Outstanding! A classic in, yet above and beyond, the war genre. Thank you, C. X. Moreau, for an enlightening work."--John M. Del Vecchio, New York Times best-selling author of The Thirteenth Valley and For The Sake Of All Living Things "With his first book, Distant Valor, C. X. Moreau, joins the company of top rank military novelists. He shows the reader what it really means to be a Marine."--W.E.B. Griffin, New York Times best-selling author of "The Corps" and "The Brotherhood of War" series "A clear picture of Marines in action and the politicization that often causes bungled operations. The picture is harsh; but it depicts the anguish and humanity of the Marines who so gallantly bear the brunt of carrying the flag to foreign shores. This first novel rings with the authenticity that only a serving Marine could supply."--The Florida Times-Union "A novel of character, as are all great war novels...cuts to the heart of the military experience in our time . . ."--San Jose Mercury News "An absolutely authentic portrayal of the Marines who endured the mud and the blood in Beirut. As captain of a ship offshore, I watched it; C. X. Moreau obviously lived it, up close and personal."--P.T. Deutermann, best-selling author of Scorpion in the Sea "C. X. Moreau has seen the military future first-hand in Beirut. In an age of fateful involvements in the wars of others, the terrible dilemmas described so ably in Distant Valor are too often the essence of duty for today's Marines and soldiers. This book is as authentic as they come, heartrending and true, exciting and brutally tragic. It is a worthy monument to heroes cast aside."--Ralph Peters, New York Times best-selling author of The War In 2020

Concrete machinery

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A Princess of Mars

A Princess of Mars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Dead Dodo presents the definitive John Carter volume for Kindle, presenting the complete trilogy encompassing the first three books: A Princess of Mars; The Gods of Mars; Warlord of Mars. This edition if formatted specifically for Kindle and includes full interactive menus throughout as well as an image library which includes original images from the books and rare artwork prints. John Carter, a Confederate veteran of the American Civil War, goes prospecting in Arizona immediately after the war's end. Having struck a rich vein of gold, he runs afoul of the Apaches. While attempting to evade pursuit by hiding in a sacred cave, he is mysteriously transported to Mars, called "Barsoom" by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength and superhuman agility in this new environment as a result of its lesser gravity. He soon falls in with a nomadic tribe of Green Martians, or Tharks, as the planet's warlike, six-limbed, green-skinned inhabitants are known. Thanks to his strength and martial prowess, Carter rises to a high position in the tribe and earns the respect and eventually the friendship of Tars Tarkas, one of the Thark chiefs. The Tharks subsequently capture Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, a member of the humanoid red Martian race. The red Martians inhabit a loose network of city-states and control the desert planet'scanals, along which its agriculture is concentrated. Carter rescues Dejah Thoris from the green men in a bid to return her to her people.

Growing Up With Mama and Daddy

Growing Up With Mama and Daddy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chi Chi
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 136563566X
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You will laugh and cry as you read about the memories of Fanny, Junior, Chi Chi and Florian's family life with Daddy and Mama through the Depression and World War II in Buffalo, New York and the Western New York area until their deaths in 1956 and 1996. Pictures from the Family Album.

Fundamentals of Building Construction

Fundamentals of Building Construction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119450241
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THE #1 REFERENCE ON BUILDING CONSTRUCTION—UPDATED FROM THE GROUND UP Edward Allen and Joseph Iano’s Fundamentals of Building Construction has been the go-to reference for thousands of professionals and students of architecture, engineering, and construction technology for over thirty years. The materials and methods described in this new Seventh Edition have been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest advancements in the industry. Carefully selected and logically arranged topics—ranging from basic building methods to the principles of structure and enclosure—help readers gain a working knowledge of the field in an enjoyable, easy-to-understand manner. All major construction systems, including light wood frame, mass timber, masonry, steel frame, light gauge steel, and reinforced concrete construction, are addressed. Now in its Seventh Edition, Fundamentals of Building Construction contains substantial revisions and updates. New illustrations and photographs reflect the latest practices and developments in the industry. Revised chapters address exterior wall systems and high-performance buildings, an updated and comprehensive discussion of building enclosure science, evolving tools for assessing environmental and health impacts of building materials, and more. New and exciting developments in mass timber construction are also included. This Seventh Edition includes: 125 new or updated illustrations and photographs, as well as 40 new photorealistic renderings The latest in construction project delivery methods, construction scheduling, and trends in information technology affecting building design and construction Updated discussion of the latest LEED and Living Building Challenge sustainability standards along with expanded coverage of new methods for assessing the environmental impacts of materials and buildings Expanded coverage of mass timber materials, fire resistance of mass timber, and the design and construction of tall wood buildings Revised end-of-chapter sections, including references, websites, key terminology, review questions, and exercises Fully-updated collection of best-in-class ancillary materials: PowerPoint lecture slides, Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, Interactive Exercises, and more Companion book, Exercises in Building Construction, available in print and eBook format For the nuts and bolts on building construction practices and materials, Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 7th Edition lays the foundation that every architect and construction professional needs to build a successful career.

Projects for the Young Mechanic

Projects for the Young Mechanic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Popular Mechanics Co.
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048649117X
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Features vintage projects from the 1910s and 1920s first published in the pages of Popular Mechanics magazine, including step-by-step instructions for crafting such items as greeting cards, model airplanes, combined kites, and snowshoes.

Advances in Materials and Systems Technologies III

Advances in Materials and Systems Technologies III Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A.O. Akii Ibhadode
Editor: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
ISBN: 3038137502
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Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). This issue of Advanced Materials Research having the title, Advances in Materials and Systems Technologies III, is a collection of peer-reviewed papers selected from those presented at the 2010 International Conference on Engineering Research and Development: Advances in Engineering, Science and Technology (ICERD2010) held at the University of Benin, Nigeria on September 7–9th, 2010. The papers are divided into the chapters: Construction and Structures; Electrical and Electronic Technology; Information and Communication Technology; Manufacturing Systems; Materials Processing; Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy; Solid Minerals Technology; Systems Design and Analysis; Tools, Machines and Equipment; Water, Waste and Environment. The result is an up-to-date overview of the field.

Glimpses in in the Dark

Glimpses in in the Dark Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kieran Marsden
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A collection of stories, each a glimpse into the dark. TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR GLIMPSES IN THE DARK: CLARKS DEMISE (a mans last day of sanity) TOTALITARIAN (Fascism has taken Britain) DELUSION DETECTIVE (A writer loses touch with reality) PRINCE PIERRE (A bullied women's fantasy almost comes true LITTLE BROTHER (To join a gang, he must risk everything) PROJECT PURE ( A man must escape humanity to discover humanity) THE CAGE (Welcome to the worlds worst prison) EVIL SMILES (A murderous triangle of love) A CURIOUS CONFESSION (A teenager discovers love and he might be a psychopath) IT BEGINS WITH WATER (Two friends contend with nuclear apocalypse) FREEDOM? (A vlogger blurs the lines of liberty) WHERE THE WONDER LIES (A heartbroken man discovers a cult) HOLE 19 (Teenagers discover evil in the woods) LOVE AND HATE (A skinhead falls in love with an immigrant) CLASSES APART (A woman discovers real meaning)

More Craftsman Homes

More Craftsman Homes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gustav Stickley
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048615761X
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Stickley pioneered a style of architecture that came to be known as Mission. Complete plans for 78 authentic Mission-style dwellings are reprinted here from an original 1912 publication with over 300 black-and-white illustrations.

The Castle Omnibus

The Castle Omnibus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steph Swainston
Editor: Gollancz
ISBN: 1473212545
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50 immortals, chosen by the emperor lead humanity in an endless war against hordes of ginant insects. Their immortality, conferred on them by the emperror can be taken away if they lose a challange to be part of the circle of 50. Jant, the emperor's drug-addicted messanger, the only man who can fly, tells the story of mankinds savage fight for survival in a uniquely imagined, beautiful fantasy world.

My Good Life in France

My Good Life in France Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Janine Marsh
Editor: Michael O\'Mara Books
ISBN: 1782437339
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One grey dismal day, Janine Marsh was on a trip to northern France to pick up some cheap wine. She returned to England a few hours later having put in an offer on a rundown old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas de Calais. This was not something she'd expected or planned for. Janine eventually gave up her job in London to move with her husband to live the good life in France. Or so she hoped. While getting to grips with the locals and la vie Française, and renovating her dilapidated new house, a building lacking the comforts of mains drainage, heating or proper rooms, and with little money and less of a clue, she started to realize there was lot more to her new home than she could ever have imagined. These are the true tales of Janine's rollercoaster ride through a different culture - one that, to a Brit from the city, was in turns surprising, charming and not the least bit baffling.

Going Silent

Going Silent Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Cozicar
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460269012
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Retired CSIS operative turned fishing guide Brand Coldstream is forced back into action when he narrowly survives an attempt on his life. Not knowing who to trust, Brand is forced underground as he investigates his would-be assassins and their connection to his old unit and their last big operation, which ended under very suspicious circumstances. From North Vancouver to the shipping ports of Montreal, Going Silent is an exciting, modern thriller that follows Coldstream as he works to uncover a conspiracy that goes back longer, and up higher, than he ever imagined. www.richardcozicar.com

JAMES BOND 007 Complete Collection – 21 Action Packed Titles in One Volume (Mystery & Espionage Series)

JAMES BOND 007 Complete Collection – 21 Action Packed Titles in One Volume (Mystery & Espionage Series) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Fleming
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This carefully crafted ebook: "JAMES BOND 007 Complete Collection – 21 Action Packed Titles in One Volume (Mystery & Espionage Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Extract: "James Bond suddenly knew that he was tired. He always knew when his body or his mind had had enough and he always acted on the knowledge. This helped him to avoid staleness and the sensual bluntness that breeds mistakes.” (Casino Royale) Table of Contents Casino Royale Live and Let Die Moonraker Diamonds Are Forever From Russia, with Love Dr. No Goldfinger Thunderball The Spy Who Loved Me On Her Majesty's Secret Service You Only Live Twice The Man with the Golden Gun From a View to a Kill For Your Eyes Only Quantum of Solace Risico The Hildebrand Rarity Octopussy The Property of a Lady The Living Daylights 007 in New York Ian Fleming (1908–1964) was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. James Bond is a British Secret Service agent and often referred to by his code name, 007.

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