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People of the Earth

Written By: Brian M. Fagan,Nadia Durrani
  • ID Book : 1351757644
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 496
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reads : 937
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : people-of-the-earth.pdf

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People of the Earth is a narrative account of the prehistory of humankind from our origins over 3 million years ago to the first pre-industrial civilizations, beginning about 5,000 years ago. This is a global prehistory, which covers prehistoric times in every corner of the world, in a jargon-free style for newcomers to archaeology. Many world histories begin with the first civilizations. This book starts at the beginning of human history and summarizes the latest research into such major topics as human origins, the emergence and spread of modern humans, the first farming, and the origins of civilization. People of the Earth is unique in its even balance of the human past, its readily accessible style, and its flowing narrative that carries the reader through the long sweep of our past. The book is highly illustrated, and features boxes and sidebars describing key dating methods and important archaeological sites. This classic world prehistory sets the standard for books on the subject and is the most widely used prehistory textbook in the world. It is aimed at introductory students in archaeology and anthropology taking survey courses on the prehistoric past, as well as more advanced readers. It will also appeal to students of human responses to climatic and environmental change.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1493046012
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 721
  • File Pdf: hiking-north-carolina.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Isbn : 1479741582
  • Pages : 383
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 619
  • File Pdf: power-of-the-vampire.pdf

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The Road

By Cormac McCarthy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307267458
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 923
  • File Pdf: the-road.pdf

Book Summary:

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.

Environmental Thought

By Robin Attfield
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1509536671
  • Pages : 268
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 716
  • File Pdf: environmental-thought.pdf

Book Summary:

Environmental thought has a rich and extensive history. Philosopher Robin Attfield guides readers through the key developments and debates that have defined the field from ancient times to the present. Attfield investigates ancient, medieval and early modern environmental contributions; Darwin and his successors; the debate in America involving Thoreau, Marsh, Muir and Pinchot; the foundation of the science of ecology in the Western world; and twentieth century trailblazers like Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson. Central themes of key environmentalist works of the 1970s and 1980s are discussed, along with the major debates in environmental philosophy, including Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis. Attfield then turns to the current environmental emergency, encompassing the crises of climate change, air pollution and biodiversity loss, exploring contemporary intellectual responses to it. Each chapter concludes with a list of recommended readings, selected to invite readers to explore the book’s topics in greater depth. Environmental Thought: A Short History will become a pivotal text in its field, of interest to students and scholars of history, philosophy, ethics, geography, religion, biology and environmental studies.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135455295
  • Pages : 2258
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • File Pdf: encyclopedia-of-italian-literary-studies.pdf

Book Summary:

The Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies is a two-volume reference book containing some 600 entries on all aspects of Italian literary culture. It includes analytical essays on authors and works, from the most important figures of Italian literature to little known authors and works that are influential to the field. The Encyclopedia is distinguished by substantial articles on critics, themes, genres, schools, historical surveys, and other topics related to the overall subject of Italian literary studies. The Encyclopedia also includes writers and subjects of contemporary interest, such as those relating to journalism, film, media, children's literature, food and vernacular literatures. Entries consist of an essay on the topic and a bibliographic portion listing works for further reading, and, in the case of entries on individuals, a brief biographical paragraph and list of works by the person. It will be useful to people without specialized knowledge of Italian literature as well as to scholars.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fiction4All and Double Dragon
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 685
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 969
  • File Pdf: earth-is-ours.pdf

Book Summary:

Earth is Ours, a fresh and uniquely original story line, bridges many genres. A symbiotic relationship develops between a self-aware female computer and an American Indian man dying of old age. This is a forced relationship dictated by mutual needs for survival in a world stripped of technology by aliens. The main characters begin the fight of their lives, but before they can fight the fierce aliens, Levi and Amy must fight for control of who they will be jointly. What begins as conflict of minds develops into tolerance, then cooperation and finally love. This love of total oneness creates a unity of incredible power and strength that provides the means to fight the aliens. Female brains and male brawn unite to battle against incredible odds for the survival of the human race. The conflict of minds, action, adventure and suspense are all interlaced into a compelling and fast-paced adventure. The characters are three dimensional with real emotions, not always perfect, but always interacting. The story, presented from differing viewpoints, depict the two main characters as they convey some of the same events from both a male and female perspective. As they interface, the events are often seen from conflicting emotions and motivations; sometimes cynical and often humorous. It is the ultimate struggle of male versus female, while combating monstrous aliens. As expected, this action story has a strong appeal to men, while the romance aspect compliments the story expanding the appeal in women. Additionally, one of the main characters is Amy, a particularly, brilliant and forceful female who demands attention from both sexes. Her male counterpart is very physical and masculine, representing everything Amy is not. Both characters and sexes are presented in a positive although conflicting way at times. These characters, and the story, are strong and their saga continues in its sequel Target Earth.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Isbn : 1782381856
  • Pages : 420
  • Category : Social Science
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  • File Pdf: conservation-and-mobile-indigenous-peoples.pdf

Book Summary:

Wildlife conservation and other environmental protection projects can have tremendous impact on the lives and livelihoods of the often mobile, difficult-to-reach, and marginal peoples who inhabit the same territory. The contributors to this collection of case studies, social scientists as well as natural scientists, are concerned with this human element in biodiversity. They examine the interface between conservation and indigenous communities forced to move or to settle elsewhere in order to accommodate environmental policies and biodiversity concerns. The case studies investigate successful and not so successful community-managed, as well as local participatory, conservation projects in Africa, the Middle East, South and South Eastern Asia, Australia and Latin America. There are lessons to be learned from recent efforts in community managed conservation and this volume significantly contributes to that discussion.


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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 135
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 203
  • File Pdf: fire-hunter.pdf

Book Summary:

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Fire-Hunter" by Jim Kjelgaard. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Isbn : 0323396097
  • Pages : 2280
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  • File Pdf: auerbach-s-wilderness-medicine-e-book.pdf

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1786645149
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 592
  • File Pdf: dystopia-utopia-short-stories.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 0128020865
  • Pages : 322
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 102
  • File Pdf: platinum-nickel-chromium-deposits.pdf

Book Summary:

Platinum-Nickel-Chromium Deposits: Geology, Exploration, and Reserve Base is the first reference book to combine information on the discovery of numerous minerals within existing deposits. This book recognizes the close affinity and great natural coexistence of platinum, palladium, chromium, nickel, copper, gold, and silver hosted by unique stratigraphy (mafic-ultramafic intrusive of layered ingenious complex) in a diverse structural set up. The chapters are organized in a logical sequence of introductory physical and chemical properties, demand-supply scenario, price trend, substitution-recycling and uses of these metals, stratigraphy and host rocks, geochemistry, global distribution of existing deposits in six mega continents, genetic system, reserves-resources overview, common characteristic features aiding as exploration guides for new targets, hazards, and sustainable development. This reference book is a must for students, research scholars, teachers, and professional explorers in economic geology, geography, and allied subjects. Presents over 150 full color illustrations including maps, diagrams, and charts Illustrates the key concepts in a clear and informative manner Authored by one of the world’s leading geoscientists Provides unique coverage of high value mineral deposits through an approach accessible to industry professionals, academic researchers, and students alike

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 303005408X
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 927
  • File Pdf: from-cave-man-to-cave-martian.pdf

Book Summary:

This book explores the practicality of using the existing subsurface geology on the Moon and Mars for protection against radiation, thermal extremes, micrometeorites and dust storms rather than building surface habitats at great expense at least for those first few missions. It encourages NASA to plan a precursor mission using this concept and employ a “Short Stay” Opposition Class mission to Mars as the first mission rather than the “Long Stay” concept requiring a mission that is too long, too dangerous and too costly for man’s first missions to Mars. Included in these pages is a short history on the uses of caves by early humans over great periods of time. It then describes the ongoing efforts to research caves, pits, tunnels, lava tubes, skylights and the associated technologies that pertain to potential lunar and Mars exploration and habitation. It describes evidence for existing caves and lava tubes on both the Moon and Mars. The work of noted scientists, technologists and roboticists are referenced and described. This ongoing work is moreextensive than one would think and is directly applicable to longer term habitation and exploration of the Moon and Mars. Emphasis is also given to the operational aspects of working and living in lunar and Martian caves and lava tubes.


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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Isbn : 0771038526
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : History
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  • File Pdf: sapiens.pdf

Book Summary:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

Provisional Cities

By Renata Tyszczuk
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317074041
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reads : 838
  • File Pdf: provisional-cities.pdf

Book Summary:

This book considers the provisional nature of cities in relation to the Anthropocene – the proposed geological epoch of human-induced changes to the Earth system. It charts an environmental history of curfews, admonitions and alarms about dwelling on Earth. ‘Provisional cities’ are explored as exemplary sites for thinking about living in this unsettled time. Each chapter focuses on cities, settlements or proxy urbanisations, including past disaster zones, remote outposts in the present and future urban fossils. The book explores the dynamic, changing and contradictory relationship between architecture and the global environmental crisis and looks at how to re-position architectural and urban practice in relation to wider intellectual, environmental, political and cultural shifts. The book argues that these rounder and richer accounts can better equip humanity to think through questions of vulnerability, responsibility and opportunity that are presented by immense processes of planetary change. These are cautionary tales for the Anthropocene. Central to this project is the proposition that living with uncertainty requires that architecture is reframed as a provisional practice. This book would be beneficial to students and academics working in architecture, geography, planning and environmental humanities as well as professionals working to shape the future of cities.


By Carmen Rodríguez
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fernwood Publishing
  • Isbn : 1773634925
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 567
  • File Pdf: atacama.pdf

Book Summary:

Firmly rooted in historical events, Atacama tells the story of Manuel Garay, the son of a communist miner/union leader and an anarchist organizer of working-class women, and Lucía Céspedes, the daughter of a fascist army officer and a socialite. A fateful turn of events leads to twelve-year-old Lucía befriending twelve-year-old Manuel, inextricably connecting them to a common denominator: Lucía’s adoring father and the perpetrator of the heinous crimes that have caused both children immeasurable suffering. Manuel and Lucía forge a friendship that grows as they come of age and realize that their lives are not only linked by Ernesto Céspedes’ actions, but also by a deep understanding of the other’s emotional predicaments, their commitment to social justice and their belief in the power of writing and art. Set in the first half of the twentieth century, but resonating loudly with today’s changing times, beautifully crafted Atacama covers themes related to class, gender, trauma, survival and the role of art in society.

The Wretched of the Earth

By Frantz Fanon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Isbn : 0802198856
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 402
  • File Pdf: the-wretched-of-the-earth.pdf

Book Summary:

The sixtieth anniversary edition of Frantz Fanon’s landmark text, now with a new introduction by Cornel West First published in 1961, and reissued in this sixtieth anniversary edition with a powerful new introduction by Cornel West, Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth is a masterfuland timeless interrogation of race, colonialism, psychological trauma, and revolutionary struggle, and a continuing influence on movements from Black Lives Matter to decolonization. A landmark text for revolutionaries and activists, The Wretched of the Earth is an eternal touchstone for civil rights, anti-colonialism, psychiatric studies, and Black consciousness movements around the world. Alongside Cornel West’s introduction, the book features critical essays by Jean-Paul Sartre and Homi K. Bhabha. This sixtieth anniversary edition of Fanon’s most famous text stands proudly alongside such pillars of anti-colonialism and anti-racism as Edward Said’s Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Human Game

By Simon Read
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101611588
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : History
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  • File Pdf: human-game.pdf

Book Summary:

In March and April of 1944, Gestapo gunmen killed fifty POWs—a brutal act in defiance of international law and the Geneva Convention. This is the true story of the men who hunted them down. The mass breakout of seventy-six Allied airmen from the infamous Stalag Luft III became one of the greatest tales of World War II, immortalized in the film The Great Escape. But where Hollywood’s depiction fades to black, another incredible story begins . . . Not long after the escape, fifty of the recaptured airmen were taken to desolate killing fields throughout Germany and shot on the direct orders of Hitler. When the nature of these killings came to light, Churchill’s government swore to pursue justice at any cost. A revolving team of military police, led by squadron leader Francis P. McKenna, was dispatched to Germany seventeen months after the killings to pick up a trail long gone cold. Amid the chaos of postwar Germany, divided between American, British, French, and Russian occupiers, McKenna and his men brought twenty-one Gestapo killers to justice in a hunt that spanned three years and took them into the darkest realms of Nazi fanaticism. In Human Game, Simon Read tells this harrowing story as never before. Beginning inside Stalag Luft III and the Nazi High Command, through the grueling three-year manhunt, and into the final close of the case more than two decades later, Read delivers a clear-eyed and meticulously researched account of this often-overlooked saga of hard-won justice.

The Twilight Zone - The Complete Episode Guide

By Nick Naughton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : epubli
  • Isbn : 3754949888
  • Pages : 286
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 255
  • File Pdf: the-twilight-zone-the-complete-episode-guide.pdf

Book Summary:

Always wanted to get into Rod Serling's Twilight Zone but don't know where to start? Here is the indispensable episode guide to this classic anthology show. The Twilight Zone - The Complete Episode Guide offers a synopsis, trivia, and a review, evaluation, and ranking of all 156 stories. So, without further delay, let's take a deep dive into the mysterious, spine-tingling, fantastical, occasionally whimsical, and wonderful world of The Twilight Zone...

Madhouse at the End of the Earth

By Julian Sancton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Isbn : 198482435X
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 549
  • File Pdf: madhouse-at-the-end-of-the-earth.pdf

Book Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “exquisitely researched and deeply engrossing” (The New York Times) true survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly awry—with the ship frozen in ice and the crew trapped inside for the entire sunless, Antarctic winter “The energy of the narrative never flags. . . . Sancton has produced a thriller.”—The Wall Street Journal In August 1897, the young Belgian commandant Adrien de Gerlache set sail for a three-year expedition aboard the good ship Belgica with dreams of glory. His destination was the uncharted end of the earth: the icy continent of Antarctica. But de Gerlache’s plans to be first to the magnetic South Pole would swiftly go awry. After a series of costly setbacks, the commandant faced two bad options: turn back in defeat and spare his men the devastating Antarctic winter, or recklessly chase fame by sailing deeper into the freezing waters. De Gerlache sailed on, and soon the Belgica was stuck fast in the icy hold of the Bellingshausen Sea. When the sun set on the magnificent polar landscape one last time, the ship’s occupants were condemned to months of endless night. In the darkness, plagued by a mysterious illness and besieged by monotony, they descended into madness. In Madhouse at the End of the Earth, Julian Sancton unfolds an epic story of adventure and horror for the ages. As the Belgica’s men teetered on the brink, de Gerlache relied increasingly on two young officers whose friendship had blossomed in captivity: the expedition’s lone American, Dr. Frederick Cook—half genius, half con man—whose later infamy would overshadow his brilliance on the Belgica; and the ship’s first mate, soon-to-be legendary Roald Amundsen, even in his youth the storybook picture of a sailor. Together, they would plan a last-ditch, nearly certain-to-fail escape from the ice—one that would either etch their names in history or doom them to a terrible fate at the ocean’s bottom. Drawing on the diaries and journals of the Belgica’s crew and with exclusive access to the ship’s logbook, Sancton brings novelistic flair to a story of human extremes, one so remarkable that even today NASA studies it for research on isolation for future missions to Mars. Equal parts maritime thriller and gothic horror, Madhouse at the End of the Earth is an unforgettable journey into the deep.

The Men Who Stare at Goats

By Jon Ronson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1451665970
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 749
  • File Pdf: the-men-who-stare-at-goats.pdf

Book Summary:

Bizarre military history: In 1979, a crack commando unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army. Defying all known laws of physics and accepted military practice, they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and—perhaps most chillingly—kill goats just by staring at them. They were the First Earth Battalion, entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries. And they really weren’t joking. What’s more, they’re back—and they’re fighting the War on Terror. An uproarious exploration of American military paranoia: With investigations ranging from the mysterious “Goat Lab,” to Uri Geller’s covert psychic work with the CIA, to the increasingly bizarre role played by a succession of U.S. presidents, this might just be the funniest, most unsettling book you will ever read—if only because it is all true and is still happening today.

Prodigal Daughters

By Donna Steichen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Isbn : 1681493950
  • Pages : 358
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 448
  • File Pdf: prodigal-daughters.pdf

Book Summary:

In this memorable book, seventeen women of the Baby Boom generation tell their poignant personal stories of apostasy and repentance. Each left the Catholic Church to seek autonomy and fulfillment on the major cultural battlegrounds of this era. Each eventually turned homeward to find, like her prodigal brother in the best-loved of Christ's parables, that her Heavenly Father had been calling her throughout her absence, watching and yearning for her return. Feminists in the bureaucratic networks of Catholic dissent continually predict that women will abandon the Church en masse unless they are soon admitted to the hierarchy. The women who recount their experiences in this timely and important book prove the dissenters wrong. They are representative of a growing stream of "reverts" who have recognized and repented of their errors when they rediscovered the living heart of Christ at the center of the Church. Today, when virtually all faithful Catholics wait and pray for the return of some family member or friend who has strayed from the Church, these accounts of faith reborn offer hope and direction to lift the heart of every reader.


By James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 131
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 605
  • File Pdf: fire-hunter.pdf

Book Summary:

"Fire-Hunter" is the story of Hawk, a pre-historic man exiled from his tribe for violating the tribal law by inventing a spear-launching tool. He is left with Willow, an injured young woman also banished by the tribe because of her incapability to travel in the nomadic lifestyle.

Future Present

By Michael Pinsky
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Isbn : 9780838639245
  • Pages : 215
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 258
  • File Pdf: future-present.pdf

Book Summary:

To prepare for the Other: this is the mission of ethics. 'Future Present: Ethics and/as Science Fiction' fuses contemporary philosophy from Heidegger, Derrida, Levinas, and others with cultural texts preoccupied with the future arrival of an Other: science fiction. We peer through the lens of science fiction with the help of H.G. Wells, Walt Disney, 'Star Trek', David Cronenberg, Philip K. Dick, and many others, in search of a theory of ethics that leaves open the possibility of the Other and encourages empathy, which is necessary for survival in our multicultural world.

Sidesaddles and Geysers

By rk Mark Miller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1493055461
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 313
  • File Pdf: sidesaddles-and-geysers.pdf

Book Summary:

This anthology of first person-accounts by women who toured Yellowstone Park more than a century ago includes tales of high adventure, raucous humor, and glorious sights of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Including a wide range of stories by women who visited from all over the world and at all ages, these accounts reveal their wonder at the interior of the park, the weeks they traveled on horseback through the roadless wilderness, and the later luxuries of well-maintained roads, comfortable carriages, and fancy hotels.

Tracking Humans

By David Diaz,V. L. Mccann
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 0762794828
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 394
  • File Pdf: tracking-humans.pdf

Book Summary:

Tracker. The very word evokes images of buckskin-clad braves crouching over the ground, carefully studying the signs before them—a part of history. But the modern world has not put behind it the need for the earthy business of tracking. Such skills are still routinely used by the military, rescue personnel, and law enforcement, as well as by hunters and people living at subsistence level throughout the world. Tracking Humans is the ultimate authoritative guide to this most complex pursuit. A great resource for military, law enforcement, and rescue professionals, Tracking Humans is also useful for outdoor enthusiasts. Users will find it invaluable as an on-site manual to assist in any ongoing search. Unlike many tracking manuals, this guide focuses on tracking humans, whether they're enemy combatants or lost children. Author David Diaz explains what it takes to be an expert tracker, from the physical stamina to the focus and perception necessary to do the job correctly. He explains the tools of the tracker and presents essential safety tips every tracker should know. Tracking Humans is an important tool for anyone dealing with missing persons—it could be an essential lifesaver.

Death of a Planet

By Michael Ribar
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1414076398
  • Pages : 469
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 501
  • File Pdf: death-of-a-planet.pdf

Book Summary:

Our culture is rife with the inference of the existence of life on other planets. Indeed, life technologically capable of visiting our planet on a regular basis. Such visitation forms the core for a sizable group of individuals who profoundly believe that they have seen, been visited by or even abducted by Aliens. So the fabric is woven into a tale of a common man whose destiny sends him out of this world. Jack Sharpes a regular guy, jilted by his fianc hes drowning his sorrows at the local pub, when his world is transformed by a gentleman offering him passage on a space ship! The man is Isiah Walker and hes a recruiter. Isiah isnt recruiting just any down on his luck drunk. Nope hes looking for a special type. He seeks people without attachments. Those who disappear and all thats said is: Whatever happened to whats his name? Nobody with close family or close friends which narrows the field down to what, maybe a couple of hundred million people? Jack fits and Isiah offers him a job working out in the suburbs of space, the hinterlands of the galaxy. Jack considers the proposal even as events close in around him and send him where our sun dont shine. Mankind joins a race of galactic observers; beings that have watched us develop for hundreds of years. Theyve discovered alien intruders so powerful and frightening they are forced into action. They must use Humanity to help destroy this potential threat to the Universe. The race is devouring planets and taking the spoils to an unknown destination. So the journey begins and takes us into the everyday lives of the space borne humans inhabiting an enormous craft designed and built by humans with Alien technology. Jack learns about himself and his capabilities, hes mentally connected with a one hundred ninety pound puppy of questionable breeding. He gains true friends and meets a very special woman. As Jack and his group train hard for an unknown mission their reward comes in the form of a one-way ticket to a planet that is systematically being destroyed by the mysterious and hideous aliens. There they witness the Death of a Planet a planet they will try desperately to save.

Islamic Globalization

By Robert R Bianchi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Isbn : 9814508454
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 722
  • File Pdf: islamic-globalization.pdf

Book Summary:

Islamic Globalization examines the Muslim world's growing importance in creating a more inclusive international system that is increasingly multipolar and multicultural. The author describes an emerging pattern of Islamic globalization as a series of transformations in four interrelated areas — pilgrimage and religious travel, capitalism and Islamic finance, democracy and Islamic modernism, and diplomacy and great power politics. The book integrates the disciplines of religion, politics, economics, law, and international relations highlighting developments in the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. It provides new insights into the rapidly growing ties between China and the Islamic world, exploring their likely impact on the balance of power in Eurasia and beyond. Contents:Introduction: Islamic GlobalizationPilgrimage and Religious Travel:A Pilgrim's Eye View of the HajjThe Contemporary HajjThe Hajj and Human MigrationWomen's Participation in the HajjReligious Travel in IslamCapitalism and Islamic Finance:Capitalism and IslamThe Battle for the Soul of Islamic Finance — If It Has OneThe Revolution in Islamic FinanceIslamic Finance and the International System: Integration without ColonialismDemocracy and Islamic Modernism:Egypt's Revolutionary ElectionsThe Social and Economic Bases of Ennahdha Power: Khaldunian and Tocquevillian Reflections on the Tunisian ElectionsOn Liberty and Human Interest in the Work of Iliya HarikLeonard Binder's Islamic Liberalism: A Critique of Developmental IdeologiesPhilosophers, Lawyers, and Journalists: Arab and Turkish Ventures in Modernist IslamDiplomacy and Great Power Politics:Morsy in Beijing: Implications for America's Relations with China and the Islamic WorldChina–Middle East Relations in Light of Obama's Pivot to the PacificChina and the United States in the Middle East and the Islamic WorldThe Lands of Islam in a China-Led Afro-EurasiaConclusion: Toward a New Concert of Civilizations Readership: Students, general public, policy makers, business executives, and journalists, with interests in the Middle East. Keywords:Islam;Globalization;Islamic Modernism;Islamic Finance;Democracy;China;Pilgrimage;Hajj;International PoliticsKey Features:Describes Muslims' participation in the mainstream of modern life, highlighting their contributions to global consciousness, capitalism, democracy, and diplomacyIntegrates multidisciplinary studies of religion, politics, economics, law, and international relations in clear language accessable to general audiencesProvides historical and geographic perspective on long-term trends throughout Asia and Africa, allowing readers to look beyond the crisis-filled headlines of the dayReviews: “The articles are all well-written, accessible and fairly short, and so this volume is a valuable resource for readers with limited time, particularly undergraduates and journalists. For researchers wishing to pursue specific topics in more depth, the references and bibliography are excellent.” LSE Review of Books

The Assassin's Daughter

By Kurt Heinrich Hyatt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rogue Phoenix Press
  • Isbn : 1624206336
  • Pages : 205
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 682
  • File Pdf: the-assassin-s-daughter.pdf

Book Summary:

Her mother was of an alien race, an assassin for hire and condemned to be frozen in a cryocapsule on the penal planet of Slython. Nai Crandell was her daughter, regarded as a half-breed, despised and rejected from human society. She vowed to have her revenge on all humans.


By Paul Ham
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1448126266
  • Pages : 672
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 139
  • File Pdf: sandakan.pdf

Book Summary:

After the fall of Singapore in 1942, the conquering Japanese Army transferred some 2500 British and Australian prisoners to a jungle camp at Sandakan, on the east coast of North Borneo. There they were beaten, broken, worked to death, thrown into bamboo cages on the slightest pretext and subjected to tortures so ingenious and hideous that the victims were driven to the brink of madness. But it was only to be the beginning of the nightmare. In late 1944 when Allied aircraft began bombing the coastal towns of Sandakan and Jesselton, the Japanese resolved to abandon the prison camp and move the prisoners 250 miles inland to Ranau. The journey there became known as the Sandakan Death marches. Of the thousand plus prisoners who set out on the epic marches, only six survived. This is both their story and the story of the fallen.

Connie Law

By Tana Sherratt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1524529540
  • Pages : 318
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 912
  • File Pdf: connie-law.pdf

Book Summary:

Giving Connie life was one thing her mother, Mary Law, could do for her daughter on that desperately sun-drenched day in 1835. Her bedroom door barely kept the sand out and couldnt mask the drunken party below or Marys weak screams and anguished cries. Zack Law was furious when he learned Mary had delivered a beautiful, healthy girl that day. He cussed at Mary, Connie, and the doctor then abruptly rode away. Here then is the story of Connie Law, the prettiest female most men have ever seen. Some said she was ruthless, a killer, and too bold; others found her a gentle and caring soul. Her hair was golden sunlight, and her eyes were the color of the sea. She rode the winds of hell to rewrite her history. Connie was quiet. She could fool some, but make no mistake, she was good with her guns. Mary Law left her home in Maine and traveled to Texas with her young husband and would become a prisoner of his deceit and treachery. She gave Zack five sons, and her husband would own them all. Zackary Law had a hatred for women, and if he loved anything, it was money. Connie and Mary suffered painfully at the hands of Zack until he and his three eldest sons were killed in an Indian attack, which would change the town of Murder Creek forever. The raid took Connie and several other girls from their homes and families. They would learn the laws of survival or die.

The Complete Works of Rudyard Kipling (Illustrated Edition)

By Rudyard Kipling
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8027232708
  • Pages : 7500
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 180
  • File Pdf: the-complete-works-of-rudyard-kipling.pdf

Book Summary:

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Novels: The Light That Failed Captain Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks Kim The Naulahka: A Story of West and East Stalky and Co. Short Story Collections: The City of Dreadful Night Plain Tales from the Hills Soldier's Three (The Story of the Gadsbys) Soldier's Three - Part II The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories Under the Deodars Wee Willie Winkie Life's Handicap Many Inventions The Jungle Book The Second Jungle Book The Day's Work Just So Stories Traffics and Discoveries Puck of Pook's Hill Actions and Reactions Abaft the Funnel Rewards and Fairies The Eyes of Asia A Diversity of Creatures Land and Sea Tales Debits and Credits Thy Servant a Dog Limits and Renewals Poetry Collections: Departmental Ditties Ballads and Barrack-Room Ballads The Seven Seas An Almanac of Twelve Sports The Five Nations Songs from Books The Years Between Military Collections: A Fleet in Being France at War The New Army in Training Sea Warfare The War in the Mountains The Graves of the Fallen The Irish Guards in the Great War I & II Travel Collections: American Notes From Sea to Sea Letters of Travel: 1892 - 1913 Souvenirs of France Brazilian Sketches: 1927 How Shakespeare Came to Write the 'Tempest' Autobiographies: A Book of Words Something of Myself Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

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