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Seventh Son

By Orson Scott Card
  • ISBN Code: : 1429964936
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : seventh-son.pdf

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American Library Association "Best Books for Young Adults" From the author of Ender's Game, an unforgettable story about young Alvin Maker: the seventh son of a seventh son. Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with the power. He must learn to use his gift wisely. But dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him. Includes an excerpt of Orson Scott Card's new novel, THE LOST GATE! The Tales of Alvin Maker series Seventh Son Red Prophet Prentice Alvin Alvin Journeyman Heartfire The Crystal City At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062380842
  • Total of Pages : 114
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A blood-curdling original novella from the world of the internationally bestselling fantasy adventure series that inspired the major motion picture Seventh Son! This short novella stars the Spook's seventh apprentice, a boy named Will Johnson. Will is a seventh son of a seventh son, the perfect candidate to train as the Spook's apprentice . . . but Will is lazy. Mr. Gregory is giving him one last chance to shape up or be sent home. When Mr. Gregory leaves to deal with some boggarts, he tells Will to catch up on his notes, practice throwing his silver chain, and not to take on any spook business of his own—under any circumstances. But when the pig butcher's son rings the Spook's bell, panicked because a witch has his father, can Will really ignore him? In The Seventh Apprentice, Joseph Delaney packs all of the terror and gore of the Last Apprentice series into a short novella. The Last Apprentice series is now a major motion picture, Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, Djimon Hounsou, and Julianne Moore as Mother Malkin. It's a suspenseful thrill ride that's "spine-tingling" (Publishers Weekly) and "anything but tame" (Horn Book). But don't read it after dark! Epic Reads Impulse is a digital imprint with new releases each month.

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Gordon Smith's unique gifts as a medium, or messenger from the spirit world, have led him to become known as 'the UK's most accurate medium'. He has proven his ability to scientists exploring the nature of mediumship and has astounded them with the consistency and accuracy of his messages. Spirit Messenger is Gordon's first book, originally published in 2004, and in it he describes the development of his mediumistic skills and the training that he undertook to develop his extraordinary gifts. Since its publication, many people have asked Gordon for advice on how to develop their own psychic and mediumistic ability, and so he has added teaching, tips and practical exercises. Gordon tells you how to: recognize psychic abilities in children and remember your own psychic childhood experiences understand the difference between psychic awareness and tuning in to the spirit world develop your ability to hear messages from spirit learn the difference between your imagination and a true message.

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One of the most important and complex characters in the Bible, King David has been the subject of innumerable portraits, both artistic and literary. Michaelangelo's magnificent sculpture of him is perhaps the single best known work of art in the world, and the story of the humble shepherd who slew Goliath and became king has assumed a powerful mythological status. But was David a real person--and if so what kind of person was he? Through a close and critical reading of biblical texts, ancient history, and recent archeological discoveries, Steven L. McKenzie concludes that David was indeed a real person. This David, however, was no hero but a usurper, adulterer, and murderer--a Middle Eastern despot of a familiar type. McKenzie shows that the story of humble beginnings is utterly misleading: "shepherd" is a metaphor for "king," and David came from a wealthy, upper-class background. Similarly, McKenzie reveals how David's ascent to power, traditionally attributed to popularity and divine blessing, in fact resulted from a campaign of terror and assassination. While instituting a full-blown Middle Eastern monarchy, David was an aggressive leader, a devious politician, and a ruthless war chief. Throughout his scandalous reign, important figures who stood in his way died at convenient times, under questionable circumstances. Even his own sons were not spared. David's story, writes McKenzie, "reads like a modern soap opera, with plenty of sex, violence, and struggles for power." Carefully researched and vividly written, King David: An Unauthorized Biography offers a provocative reappraisal of the life of one of the Bible's most compelling figures.

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  • Total of Pages : 240
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  • Pdf File: iron-maiden-updated-edition.pdf

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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Total of Pages : 214
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  • Total of Pages : 785
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  • Pdf File: the-witchcraft-collection-volume-two.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Total of Pages : 200
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  • Total of Pages : 256
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  • Pdf File: iron-maiden.pdf

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Required reading for any metalhead, Iron Maiden is a compendium of in-depth, entertaining, and profusely illustrated conversations about all sixteen of the legendary metal band’s studio albums. This new book from prolific rock journalist Martin Popoff pays tribute to the Iron Maiden’s studio discography through a series of in-depth, frank, and entertaining conversations about all sixteen of the legendary heavy metal band’s studio albums. Inside, the author gathers together metal journalists, authors, and musicians, who offer insights, opinions, and anecdotes about every release. Together, the conversations comprise a unique historical overview of the band, covering everything from early albums with original lead singer Paul Di’Anno; the songwriting of founder and bassist Steve Harris; the impeccable talents of drummer Nicko McBrain and guitarists Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, and Janick Gers; mega tours undertaken in support of the LPs; fights within the band; and much more. Even their iconic mascot Eddie is sure to make an appearance or two! Popoff also includes loads of sidebars that provide complete track listings, details on album personnel, and information on where and when the albums were recorded. Every page is illustrated with thoughtfully curated performance and offstage photography, as well as rare memorabilia.

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Iron Maiden are without one of heavy metal's most successful indie bands. From their first album in 1980 they have led the way in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal with Billboard pointing out they have 'always been an underground attraction'. Though other pioneering peers like Metallica have been around on the scene just as long provided their own innovations metal and advanced the genre to a mainstream level, it was Iron Maiden who have been the fans' favourites. Their crossover to chart success showed many bands how it could be done. They were key in getting heavy metal to be accepted as a credible genre. With an impressive catalogue of 15 studio albums spread over 20 years including Iron Maiden (1980), The Number of the Beast (1982), Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and The Final Frontier (2010), their influence speaks for itself. For the first time ever, the writing and recording of such iconic hits as 'The Number of the Beast', 'Flight of Icarus', 'Two Minutes to Midnight', 'Wasted Years', 'Can I Play with Madness' and 'Hallowed Be Thy Name' are explored in-depth. This book takes you into the studio with a band who show no sign of slowing down and whose influence can still be heard in a thousand metal bands today.

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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 9780814796030
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Social Science
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Music has always been central to the cultures that young people create, follow, and embrace. In the 1960s, young hippie kids sang along about peace with the likes of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez and tried to change the world. In the 1970s, many young people ended up coming home in body bags from Vietnam, and the music scene changed, embracing punk and bands like The Sex Pistols. In Sells Like Teen Spirit, Ryan Moore tells the story of how music and youth culture have changed along with the economic, political, and cultural transformations of American society in the last four decades. By attending concerts, hanging out in dance clubs and after-hour bars, and examining the do-it-yourself music scene, Moore gives a riveting, first-hand account of the sights, sounds, and smells of “teen spirit.” Moore traces the histories of punk, hardcore, heavy metal, glam, thrash, alternative rock, grunge, and riot grrrl music, and relates them to wider social changes that have taken place. Alongside the thirty images of concert photos, zines, flyers, and album covers in the book, Moore offers original interpretations of the music of a wide range of bands including Black Sabbath, Black Flag, Metallica, Nirvana, and Sleater-Kinney. Written in a lively, engaging, and witty style, Sells Like Teen Spirit suggests a more hopeful attitude about the ways that music can be used as a counter to an overly commercialized culture, showcasing recent musical innovations by youth that emphasize democratic participation and creative self-expression—even at the cost of potential copyright infringement.

A Seventh Child and The Law

By Patrick Shuk-siu Yu
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  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Book Code : 9622094570
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Law
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The author comes from a distinguished family in Hong Kong. His father, Yu Wan, was an eminent figure in educational circles both before and after the Second World War. In Part I of this book, there is a detailed description of the unique circumstances under which the author, as a matriculation student, was awarded a government scholarship to enter the University of Hong Kong in 1938. Altogether unpredictably this started a chain of events which landed him in two wartime jobs in China: with British Naval Intelligence and the Chinese Nationalist Army respectively. After the war, he won a Victory Scholarship to further his education at Oxford and finally qualify as a barrister-at-law. He attributes his good fortune to being the seventh child of his father who was himself a seventh child. Hence the title of this book. Part II of this work consists of an accurate separate account of eight actual court cases handled by the author as Defence Counsel. These specially chosen and cleverly captioned cases all make fascinating reading, because each of them carries a distinct flavour of its own ranging from murder trials with an unexpected turn of events and a variety of fraud cases to an intriguing account of an attempt to set up an innocent traffic policeman which was only barely frustrated. The manner in which the defence in each case was conducted is of particular interest.

Year We (Nearly) Won the League

By Jonathan Baker
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  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Book Code : 1801502188
  • Total of Pages : 417
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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The Year We (Nearly) Won the League charts one of the closest ever top-flight title battles in English football. It was 1974/75 and with just four games to go, no fewer than ten clubs had a chance of winning. One was Stoke City, fielding the best team they had ever had. This book follows Stoke as they rise to the top spot, only to fall at the final hurdle. You'll discover the unorthodox methods of Tony Waddington, a manager with an eye for talent and a flair for sensational signings. Some of them are legends of English football: Banks, Hurst, Hudson and Shilton. This campaign was the final glorious hurrah of that team, before the club met near bankruptcy and relegation. Half a century on, the players themselves recall a time when hearts - and legs - were broken, when the football flowed and the drink did too. Although the focus is on one club, this story of Stoke's 'nearly men' will resonate with every fan whose team has promised much, but never quite scaled the summit.

The Last Apprentice Complete Collection

By Joseph Delaney
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062373161
  • Total of Pages : 6272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-last-apprentice-complete-collection.pdf

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All 13 volumes of Joseph Delaney's internationally best-selling fantasy adventure series, The Last Apprentice, plus the two short story collections and The Spook's Bestiary—all together for the first time! Tom Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son. As the Spook's apprentice, he will face boggarts, witches, ghosts, and other terrifying creatures of the night. Other apprentices have come before him. Some have failed. Some have fled. Some have died. Will Tom be the one who survives—especially when he becomes the target of the world's greatest evils? Includes 16 books set in the world of the acclaimed series that inspired the major motion picture Seventh Son. Revenge of the Witch (Book 1) Curse of the Bane (Book 2) Night of the Soul Stealer (Book 3) Attack of the Fiend (Book 4) Wrath of the Bloodeye (Book 5) Clash of the Demons (Book 6) Rise of the Huntress (Book 7) Rage of the Fallen (Book 8) Grimalkin the Witch Assassin (Book 9) Lure of the Dead (Book 10) Slither (Book 11) I Am Alice (Book 12) Fury of the Seventh Son (Book 13) The Spook's Tale and Other Horrors (short story collection) Coven of Witches (short story collection) The Spook's Bestiary: The Guide to Creatures of the Dark (illustrated companion book)

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By Larry D. Krause
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1460255925
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 996
  • Pdf File: witch.pdf

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This is the first in a series of intriguing novels about Pim and Bim Forest, two wayward fairies from within another magical realm known as Nevin. The two travel to Earth's realm in the year 1691 AD and witness Jacqueline Goble’s heartache brought on by the shunning of John Barlow's affections. In her torrid grief, she makes an unholy pact with the Devil and severe consequences follow from that deal. One involves the birth of a William Lucus, born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 AD. During the Witch Trials, it is believed he is cursed; therefore, he’s ostracized from Salem. He grew up early in the eighteenth century in the state now known as Tennessee and becomes known as a monster slayer, avenging his parent's suicides caused by a witch. Meanwhile, readers will follow the exploits and adventures of Billy Lucas, a unique looking fourteen-year-old boy. Billy lives in the twenty-first century and his mysterious past and future are miraculously linked to a supernatural witch named Jacqueline Goble who proves to be a powerful nemesis to Billy Lucas - who also has a few supernatural powers up his sleeve! Billy has a strange and unique birthmark behind his right ear; and the mysterious stranger Jeremiah Cross that follows his family tree and unique heritage throughout the centuries; and the perilous hunt for six red crystal skulls in the future known as The Unholy Six possess great evil and a golden crystal skull in the image of an archangel that can thwart a satanic ritual to bring on End of Days.

The Killing Tree

By Rachel Keener
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  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Book Code : 159995186X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 142
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It's the summer after Mercy Heron graduates from high school, and she's living in the household of her domineering grandfather and a grandmother whose behavior has always been erratic--some folks even call it crazy. They've raised Mercy since her mother died giving birth to her under the June apple tree, after Father Heron locked her out and ignored her pleas for help. Mercy's days are spent working at the local diner, and hanging out with her wild best friend Della. Unlike Della, she's never seriously considered leaving the insulated community on Crooked Top mountain. Not until that summer when she meets Trout, a man who opens Mercy's eyes to a world beyond what she's known--both physically and emotionally. Their relationship must be kept secret, because Father Heron won't approve of his granddaughter being involved with a migrant worker. But when Mercy tries to escape, she'll learn just how powerful, and ruthless, her grandfather can be. And the truth of her past will threaten to forever bind her to the mountain.

Cuauhtémoc: Descendant of the Jaguar

By d l davies
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462857760
  • Total of Pages : 231
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 285
  • Pdf File: cuauhtémoc.pdf

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America Bewitched: The Story of Witchcraft After Salem

By Owen Davies
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191625140
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 650
  • Pdf File: america-bewitched.pdf

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America Bewitched is the first major history of witchcraft in America - from the Salem witch trials of 1692 to the present day. The infamous Salem trials are etched into the consciousness of modern America, the human toll a reminder of the dangers of intolerance and persecution. The refrain Remember Salem! was invoked frequently over the ensuing centuries. As time passed, the trials became a milepost measuring the distance America had progressed from its colonial past, its victims now the righteous and their persecutors the shamed. Yet the story of witchcraft did not end as the American Enlightenment dawned - a new,long, and chilling chapter was about to begin.Witchcraft after Salem was not just a story of fire-side tales, legends, and superstitions: it continued to be a matter of life and death, souring the American dream for many. We know of more people killed as witches between 1692 and the 1950s than were executed before it. Witches were part of the story of the decimation of the Native Americans, the experience of slavery and emancipation, and the immigrant experience; they were embedded in the religious and social history of the country. Yetthe history of American witchcraft between the eighteenth and the twentieth century also tells a less traumatic story, one that shows how different cultures interacted and shaped each others languages and beliefs. This is therefore much more than the tale of one persecuted community: it opens a fascinating window on the fears, prejudices, hopes, and dreams of the American people as their country rose from colony to superpower.

Series Starters: Muse + Queen of Egypt

By Kylie Quillinan
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  • Publisher : Kylie Quillinan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 654
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 788
  • Pdf File: series-starters.pdf

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Contains two full length series starters. Muse (Tales of Silver Downs, Book 1): A bard with an ability he doesn't understand. A wise woman with power she never wanted. Each has a quest and they'll need each other to succeed. Queen of Egypt (The Amarna Age, Book 1): She knows she's going to kill the man she loves. She just doesn't know why yet. For readers of historical fantasy who enjoy magical realism and an ancient world setting.

The Pas de Deux

By Erin Bomboy
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  • Publisher : Curtain Call Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 725
  • Pdf File: the-pas-de-deux.pdf

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Dance. That was their instruction. But fate tripped them up, and they fell in love. Under the fluorescent sun of ‘80s Hollywood, aging ballerina Peridot “Peri” Jones and her new partner, young Mark Maroulis, Jr., ignite a chemistry onstage that brings a dying ballet company back to life. Although wary of their age difference, they begin a highly charged love affair offstage. They keep the romance a secret because artistic director Mr. D considers Peri to be his. When Mr. D discovers their relationship, he wrenches Mark and Peri far apart. Will they be able to dance themselves back together? Lyrical and poignant, the story unfolds through the structure of a classical ballet grand pas de deux. It delves into themes of toxic masculinity, the sacrifices that art exacts from its practitioners, and the challenges of an inverse May/December relationship. Praise for The Pas de Deux “Readers with a special affinity for the world of dance will relish this powerful saga that blends insights on history, love, choreography, and the climatic buildup of the grand pas de deux as it plays out on stage and in hearts against a wider backdrop of social and political change.” Midwest Book Review The Pas de Deux combines the classical ballet setting of Billy Elliot and Astonish Me (Maggie Shipstead) with the upside-down romance of On the Island (Tracy Garvis-Graves). It draws parallels among three genocides of the 20th century—Armenia, AIDS, and the Holocaust—and a suggestion rooted in dance practices to address intolerance.

Simplifying Service Management with Consul

By Robert E. Jackson
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  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1800207115
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 106
  • Pdf File: simplifying-service-management-with-consul.pdf

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Understand the basics of the Consul server and client architecture, and learn how to apply Consul for dynamic and secure service discovery, communication, and network connectivity automation Key FeaturesDiscover how Consul servers and clients operate to facilitate primary Consul use casesLearn how Consul dynamically and securely discovers and shares service data throughout the networkUtilize Consul to extend and secure network communications across multiple operating environmentsBook Description Within the elastic and dynamic nature of cloud computing, efficient and accurate service discovery provides the cornerstone for all communications. HashiCorp Consul facilitates this service discovery efficiently and securely, independent of the operating environment. This book will help you build a solid understanding of both the concepts and applications of HashiCorp Consul. You'll begin by finding out what you can do with Consul, focusing on the conceptual views of configuration samples along with Terraform code to expedite lab environment and hands-on experimentation, which will enable you to apply Consul effectively in your everyday lives. As you advance, you'll learn how to set up your own Consul cluster and agents in a single datacenter or location and understand how Consul utilizes RAFT and GOSSIP protocols for communication. You'll also explore the practical applications of primary Consul use cases, including communication flows and configuration and code examples. With that knowledge, you'll extend Consul across datacenters to discuss the applicability of multiple regions, multiple clouds, and hybrid cloud environments. By the end of this Consul book, you will have the tools needed to create and operate your own Consul cluster and be able to facilitate your service discovery and communication. What you will learnDeploy and configure a highly available multi-node Consul architectureImplement Consul service discovery across multiple servicesUtilize Consul to monitor and communicate service health statusConnect services securely across a range of environmentsLeverage your knowledge of the Consul service to automate network infrastructureExtend your Consul knowledge and connectivity across multiple environmentsWho this book is for If you are a solutions architect, DevOps engineer, or anyone new to the cloud-native framework looking to get started with using Consul, then this book is for you. Knowledge of Terraform is helpful but not necessary. A basic understanding of networking and Kubernetes systems will help you get the most out of this book.

Werewolves and Other Shapeshifters in Popular Culture

By Kimberley McMahon-Coleman,Roslyn Weaver
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786492503
  • Total of Pages : 211
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 671
  • Pdf File: werewolves-and-other-shapeshifters-in-popular-culture.pdf

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In recent years, shapeshifting characters in literature, film and television have been on the rise. This has followed the increased use of such characters as metaphors, with novelists and critics identifying specific meanings and topics behind them. This book aims to unravel the shapeshifting trope. Rather than pursue a case-based study, the works are grouped around specific themes—adolescence, gender, sexuality, race, disability, addiction, and spirituality—that are explored through the metaphor of shapeshifting. Because of the transformative possibilities of this metaphor and its flexibility, the shapeshifter has the potential to change how we see our world. With coverage of iconic fantasy texts and a focus on current works, the book engages with the shapeshifting figure in popular culture from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Numberpedia

By Herb W. Reich
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1626365989
  • Total of Pages : 498
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 263
  • Pdf File: numberpedia.pdf

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What does the number 67 mean to you? Do you associate it with a year? After all, 1967 was the year The Beatles released both Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour. It was also the year the first Super Bowl was held and in which Ernesto “Che” Guevara was executed. But maybe the year 1967 isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind. Maybe when you think about the number 67, you think of the . . . Age of George Washington at the time of his death, on December 14, 1799. Atomic number of the chemical element holmium, symbol Ho. Number of counties in each of the states of Alabama, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Most doubles hit in a season in Major League Baseball history (Earl Webb, Boston Red Sox, 1931). Number worn by partners Jane Fonda and Michael Sarrazin in the dance marathon scene in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? Estimate number of miles, in millions, from Venus to the sun In Numberpedia, author Herb Reich examines all of the random, seemingly unrelated trivia related to numbers 1 to 100 in painstaking detail, revealing lore, myths, and every bizarre factoid you’d ever want to know about those numbers—except, of course, those concerning math.

Sisters Red

By Jackson Pearce
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0316088102
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 573
  • Pdf File: sisters-red.pdf

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Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris--the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead. Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls' bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett's only friend--but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they've worked for?