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Empress of the Fall

By David Hair
  • ISBN Code: : 1784291005
  • Publisher : Jo Fletcher Books
  • Pages : 704
  • Category : Fiction
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Desperate for the next Game of Thrones? Pick up Empress of the Fall for your full-on fix of epic fantasy. The Emperor is dead - long live the Empress! Emperor Constant is dead and his rivals are scrabbling for power - but any misstep could plunge the land, already devastated by the shocking outcome of the Third Crusade, into a calamitous civil war. The Imperial throne is not the only one in jeopardy. Two brothers, imprisoned veterans of the Crusades, finally return home to find their father's kingdom being plundered - but the price of regaining their birthright will have far-reaching implications for the entire empire. In the East, Sultan Salim, peacemaker and visionary ruler, faces his greatest challenge as his people demand an invasion of the West in retribution for the Rondian Crusades And lurking in the darkness, orchestrating both the power struggles and the inevitable conflicts, is a shadowy group threatening to destroy civilisation itself. Once more, Urte stands on the brink of cataclysm.

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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1504952650
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 762
  • Pdf File: shell-point.pdf

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You could call this a tour-de force -
an excellent story that held away throughout -

- Lee Maynard
Screaming with the Cannibals,
Pale light of Sunset
Crum, Cinco Becknell.

The mixed verse and prose is called prosimetrum. It is found in Indo-European literature from ancient Sanskrit on. Irish medieval stories mix verse and prose with poetry interspersed in the prose narrative. Tolkien used it. Now this writer tries his hand at it- successfully I think.
T.S. Pelzel- Critic

Young men in most cultures have some kind of rite of passage. The Maasai tribe of Africa, in generations past, had to stalk and kill a lion with only a spear before they were considered warriors. In another part of the world, in the Vanuatu tradition, a male teen jumps from a high place with only vines attached to his ankles. The goal is to brush his head on the ground without breaking his neck. If he survives he is considered a man.

Tiki Morton's rite of passage was achieved as teen deep in the coal mines of West Virginia. But now, a few years later, he was looking for adventure. Wayne Black was just along for the ride trying to find himself in the bottom of a bottle. And the great Pierre la Rue? He'd been a man for a long time, he thought.

This is the true story of three 'good ol boys' from West Virginia who come face with to face with adversity in the Gulf of Mexico and ultimately face to face with themselves. They weren't looking for their rite of passage- they were just trying to survive.

Tribal Tattoo Encyclopedia

By Radomir Fiksa
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  • Publisher : Radomír Fiksa
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 253
  • Pdf File: tribal-tattoo-encyclopedia.pdf

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The Tattoo Encyclopedia provides the first comprehensive overview of tribal tattooing across history, continents, and ethnicities. Each group, clan, or community that practiced tattooing had its own places where people prepared for tattooing or where tattooing was performed. Tattoo sessions were accompanied by music, songs, or other rituals. They had tattoo artists and their assistants. Of course, they used various tattoo tools to carry and apply the designs. Last but not least, they also used different ingredients to obtain the inks for the tattoos. For all this, the different communities had their own names and terms, in their own language or dialect, and it is these terms, including descriptions, often already lost in history, that this book presents.

Rag and Bone

By Joe Clifford
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  • Publisher : Oceanview Publishing
  • Book Code : 1608093271
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 535
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Nominated BEST NOVEL by International Thriller Writers One Man's Personal Crusade Against Corporate Greed Having spent ten months on the run after he was framed for the murder of an estate-clearing associate, handyman Jay Porter returns to his hometown of Ashton, New Hampshire. During his time as a fugitive, he searched for a hard drive?evidence that would put his longtime nemeses Adam and Michael Lombardi behind bars. But he came up empty handed. He has nothing. No hard drive, no hope. He hasn't spoken to his ex-wife and son in almost a year and he's broke. With his reputation tarnished and employment opportunities nonexistent, Jay takes a charity assignment from old friend/flame Alison Rodgers and learns of a fire at Alison's former rehab farm. Jay is convinced that the Lombardis started a fire as a scare tactic to pressure Alison to sell. As Jay begins to look into the origins of the fire, he hopes he will finally be able to put away his enemies. But he soon discovers that evil isn't so easy to define, and that sometimes we need to take the law into our own hands if we want justice. Perfect for Fans of Dennis Lehane While all of the novels in the Jay Porter Series stand on their own and can be read in any order, the publication sequence is: Lamentation December Boys Give Up the Dead Broken Ground Rag and Bone

Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

By
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119266580
  • Total of Pages : 1136
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 801
  • Pdf File: primer-on-the-metabolic-bone-diseases-and-disorders-of-mineral-metabolism.pdf

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The authoritative reference to bone diseases and disorders of mineral metabolism, revised and updated Now in its ninth edition, The Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism offers an updated and comprehensive guide to bone and mineral health. Since it was first published 30 years ago, the Primer has become the leading reference on the topic. With contributions from noted experts, the text explores basic biological factors of healthy development and disease states and makes the information accessible for clinical interventions. The ninth edition provides concise coverage of the widest possible spectrum of metabolic bone diseases and disorders of mineral metabolism. The new edition of this invaluable reference expands coverage and includes the most recent developments in the field that help to strengthen its usefulness and ensure that the Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism maintains its place as the pre-eminent reference on bone and mineral health. This vital resource: Provides the most accurate, up-to-date evidence-based information on basic and clinical bone science Includes more than 10 new chapters and contributions from 300 authors from wide-ranging international research centers Captures the very cutting edge of research covering mineral homeostasis, osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases, skeletal measurement technologies, and genetics Presents a new companion website with useful supplementary materials at www.asbmrprimer.com Written for advanced students, clinicians, and researchers working in the field of bone health and disease, Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism is the definitive, one-stop reference for anyone working in the field of bone health and disease.

Popular Controversies in World History: Investigating History's Intriguing Questions [4 volumes]

By Steven L. Danver
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1598840789
  • Total of Pages : 1424
  • Category : History
  • Members : 253
  • Pdf File: popular-controversies-in-world-history.pdf

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Covering prehistoric times to the modern era, this fascinating resource presents pro-and-con arguments regarding unresolved, historic controversies throughout the development of the world. • Includes 58 chapters in four volumes that address significant historical questions focused upon topics such as the Old Testament, the Roman Empire, the historic Buddha, William Shakespeare, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and weapons of mass destruction • Provides a pro-and-con debate format that encourages readers to evaluate the validity of arguments and evidence

Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2013 Edition

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  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Book Code : 1490108513
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 922
  • Pdf File: issues-in-anthropology-evolution-and-development.pdf

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Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Paleontology. The editors have built Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Paleontology in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Possessing Polynesians

By Maile Renee Arvin
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  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Book Code : 1478005653
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 596
  • Pdf File: possessing-polynesians.pdf

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From their earliest encounters with Indigenous Pacific Islanders, white Europeans and Americans asserted an identification with the racial origins of Polynesians, declaring them to be racially almost white and speculating that they were of Mediterranean or Aryan descent. In Possessing Polynesians Maile Arvin analyzes this racializing history within the context of settler colonialism across Polynesia, especially in Hawai‘i. Arvin argues that a logic of possession through whiteness animates settler colonialism, by which both Polynesia (the place) and Polynesians (the people) become exotic, feminized belongings of whiteness. Seeing whiteness as indigenous to Polynesia provided white settlers with the justification needed to claim Polynesian lands and resources. Understood as possessions, Polynesians were and continue to be denied the privileges of whiteness. Yet Polynesians have long contested these classifications, claims, and cultural representations, and Arvin shows how their resistance to and refusal of white settler logic have regenerated Indigenous forms of recognition.

Art and Exoticism

By Paul van der Grijp
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Book Code : 3825816672
  • Total of Pages : 357
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 944
  • Pdf File: art-and-exoticism.pdf

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This book is about the yearning for authenticity via art and exoticism. Exoticism related to art cannot be reduced to primitivism alone and also encompasses a search in one's own unconsciousness among other things. The yearning for authenticity through exoticism is explored in a cultural anthropological perspective in the realms of Western philosophy (capita selecta) and colonial literature, currents of art, and in the appreciation of Western art conceptions in non-Western societies. An array of firsthand ethnographic illustrations of art production in Asian and Pacific societies demonstrates complementary processes in the non-Western world. A major hypothesis is that exoticism is closely related to, and often motivated by eroticism, a reason why exoticism should be considered as gendered. Case studies of the falsification of authentic art, the de-sacralization of sacred objects, and of the use of natural materials deriving from endangered species complete the analysis.

Fire and Ice

By Lyz Sautter-Flechaus
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1524500267
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 449
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10 year old Leon Seaver had no idea what his parents had gotten him into at this underwater school. The dcor is ancient rock, the residents include a giant octopus, and the curriculum requires everyone to pull energy from the earth. There are several obstacles, including self-doubt, which Leon must overcome as he tries to understand and use his unique connection to the earth. Perhaps the biggest problem is time for he has less than the 30 days to figure it all out

"Bergmann's Equestrian Venture,"

By George G. Pinneo
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1463473192
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 342
  • Pdf File: bergmann-s-equestrian-venture.pdf

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Bergmann’s Equestrian Venture is the 4th book in the nine-book series. Earth was spared the brunt of a comet-induced planet-wide winter by the Striver-led, Banderat-implemented, redirection of three comets. Bergmann’s Team played an important part in that cometary redirection. Now the Team has been invited to move a small herd of horses to the planet Baldon: Banderat would like to ride! This venture is the first feat Guy hopes to execute in his long-term plans to forge an extraterrestrial Human presence. The interstellar trip aboard Climber, a first for Humans, is a prelude to their successful arrival at the city of Bandalu, where they help finish an equestrian resort. Nita’s ‘surprise’ is a shock to all the team: the first Human child to be born off Earth. A family of Sayen reveals their presence to Guy, Nita, Greg and Raquel, on the mountain slope above Highlands Resort. The presence of a hidden seventh sapient race sends Shockwaves through the Concordat.