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Origin

Origin Author J.T. Brannan
ISBN-10 9780755396856
Release 2012-10-25
Pages 303
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For millennia it has lain there undiscovered. Now the time has come... Research scientist Evelyn Edwards always knew the Antarctic held deep secrets but the discovery of a 40,000 year old body buried under the ice caps surpasses even her wildest expectations. But just as her team begins extracting the body the dream turns into a horrific nightmare as they are targeted for death by someone who wants to keep this secret buried. Evelyn barely escapes with her life... On the run, alone and desperate, she turns to her ex-husband Matt Adams, a former member of an elite government unit, for help. Soon, they find themselves caught up in a frantic race against time, which takes them from Area 51 to the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, as they try to uncover the biggest conspiracy of all time before it's too late for everyone... If mankind thought it knew its origins, the time has come to think again because its every belief is about to be challenged...



The Virgin Diet

The Virgin Diet Author JJ Virgin
ISBN-10 9781459249127
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 304
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Your fat is not your fault. Are you eating all the right things—low-fat yogurt, egg-white omelets, whole-grain bread, even tofu—but still can't lose the weight? Your favorite "diet" foods may be to blame. In this groundbreaking program, nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin reveals the real secret behind weight gain—food intolerance. A negative reaction to certain foods like dairy or gluten can sabotage your health by triggering inflammation and causing a host of nasty symptoms like bloating, breakouts, headaches, achy joints and—worst of all—stubborn weight gain. On The Virgin Diet, you'll eat plenty of anti-inflammatory, healing foods to reclaim your health and reset your metabolism, while avoiding the 7 foods that are most likely to cause food intolerance. You'll never feel hungry or deprived, and in just one week, you'll drop up to 7 pounds, lose belly bloat, gain energy, clear up inflammation and look and feel years younger. And that's just the beginning!



Casino Royale

Casino Royale Author Ian Fleming
ISBN-10 9781448139248
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 256
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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM ANTHONY HOROWITZ, AUTHOR OF FOREVER AND A DAY Le Chiffre is a businessman with expensive tastes - and SMERSH’s chief operative in France. As his dissolute lifestyle threatens to ruin him, his only hope of survival is to risk his paymasters’ money at the baccarat table. Across from him sits James Bond, the finest gambler in the British secret service. Bond’s mission: to outplay Le Chiffre and shatter his Soviet cell. Amidst the opulence of the Royale-les-Eaux casino, the two men face each other in a game with the highest stakes of all.



His Majesty s Opponent

His Majesty   s Opponent Author Sugata Bose
ISBN-10 9780674047549
Release 2011
Pages 388
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This definitive biography of Subhas Chandra Bose, the revered and controversial Indian nationalist who struggled to liberate his country from British rule before and during World War II, moves beyond the legend to reveal the impassioned life and times of the private and public man.



Black Butterfly

Black Butterfly Author Mark Gatiss
ISBN-10 1416553703
Release 2009-02-10
Pages 240
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Knave. Joker. Queen. Lucifer Box is back! The hero of The Vesuvius Club and The Devil in Amber returns with an artistic licence to kill, and the deadliest mission of his career. A new Queen has been crowned, an old enemy has resurfaced and the world is about to be embraced by the lethal wings of the Black Butterfly.... Lucifer Box. He's tall, he's dark and, like the shark, he looks for trouble. Or so he wishes. For, with Queen Elizabeth newly established on her throne, the now elderly secret agent is reaching the end of his scandalous career. Despite his fast-approaching retirement, however, queer events leave Box unable to resist investigating one last case.... Why have pillars of the Establishment started dying in reckless accidents? Who are the deadly paymasters of enigmatic assassin Kingdom Kum? And who...or what...is the mysterious Black Butterfly? From the seedy streets of Soho to the souks of Istanbul and the sun-drenched shores of Jamaica, Box must use his artistic licence to confront and kill an enemy with its roots in his own notorious past. Can Lucifer Box save the day before the dying of the light?



A History of Popular Culture

A History of Popular Culture Author Raymond F. Betts
ISBN-10 9780415674362
Release 2013
Pages 185
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This lively and informative survey provides a thematic global history of popular culture focusing on the period since the end of the Second World War. A History of Popular Culture explores the rapid diffusion and 'hybridization' of popular culture as the result of three conditions of the world since the end of World War Two: instantaneous communications, widespread consumption in a market-based economy and the visualization of reality. Betts considers the dominance of American entertainment media and habits of consumption, assessing adaptation and negative reactions to this influence. The author surveys a wide range of topics, including: the emergence and conditions of modern popular culture the effects of global conflict the phenomenon and effects of urbanization the changing demography of the political arena and the work place the development of contemporary music culture film, television and visual experience the growth of sport as a commercial enterprise. Now updated, by Lyz Bly, to include major developments such as blogs and social networks, YouTube.com, and enhanced technologies such as the iPhone, iPod, and iPad as well as the way in which the internet has reshaped the ways we consume media. The book provides an engaging introduction to this pervasive and ever-changing subject.



Extinction

Extinction Author Sean Platt
ISBN-10
Release 2016-07-19
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THE ENDING HAS BEGUN. The arrival of a metropolis-sized Astral vessel (the so-called “Eternity ship”) sounds the opening bell for the beginning of humanity’s end. Judgment is over, and now the Horsemen have come to restart the planet’s clock. As the final countdown begins, Meyer and his crew find themselves with only two options: stay in the city and die, or run into the coming apocalypse and take their chances. But Clara is still missing, and she’s found new and powerful friends. A Stranger has arisen with odd magic on his hands, keeping secrets that even the overlords don’t know. Viceroys in the remaining capitals are tasked with eight disturbing challenges to decide who among humanity lives or dies. Seven new leaders arise, each with their own unseen talents for the end of days. And as the deathbringers lay waste to the planet and herald the start of a new epoch, a new force brews out of nothing … one that even the Astrals never saw coming. This relentless, page-turning tale of colonization and alien empire is the sixth in the Alien Invasion series by masters of story Truant and Platt, authors of The Beam, Robot Proletariat, the Dream Engineseries, and many more.



A Glossary of Literary Terms

A Glossary of Literary Terms Author M.H. Abrams
ISBN-10 9781285974514
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 448
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First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Art of Immersion How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood Madison Avenue and the Way We Tell Stories

The Art of Immersion  How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood  Madison Avenue  and the Way We Tell Stories Author Frank Rose
ISBN-10 9780393341256
Release 2012-03-05
Pages 384
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A contributing editor at Wired examines the way entertainment has shifted in the face of new media and discusses the way that people such as Will Wright, James Cameron and Damon Lindelof are changing how we play, relax and think. Reprint.



The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner Author Khaled Hosseini
ISBN-10 9781408803721
Release 2009-02-24
Pages 352
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Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.



A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns Author Khaled Hosseini
ISBN-10 9780747585893
Release 2008-09-18
Pages 419
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A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love



The End and the Beginning

The End and the Beginning Author Hermynia Zur Mühlen
ISBN-10 9781906924270
Release 2010
Pages 300
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First published in Germany in 1929, The End and the Beginning is a lively personal memoir of a vanished world and of a rebellious, high-spirited young woman's struggle to achieve independence. Born in 1883 into a distinguished and wealthy aristocratic family of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hermynia Zur Muhlen spent much of her childhood travelling in Europe and North Africa with her diplomat father. After five years on her German husband's estate in czarist Russia she broke with both her family and her husband and set out on a precarious career as a professional writer committed to socialism. Besides translating many leading contemporary authors, notably Upton Sinclair, into German, she herself published an impressive number of politically engaged novels, detective stories, short stories, and children's fairy tales. Because of her outspoken opposition to National Socialism, she had to flee her native Austria in 1938 and seek refuge in England, where she died, virtually penniless, in 1951. This revised and corrected translation of Zur Muhlen's memoir - with extensive notes and an essay on the author by Lionel Gossman - will appeal especially to readers interested in women's history, the Central European aristocratic world that came to an end with the First World War, and the culture and politics of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.



The Pigman

The Pigman Author Paul Zindel
ISBN-10 9781935169024
Release 2011-05-14
Pages 168
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One of the best-selling young adult books of all time, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Zindel. John Conlan is nicknamed “The Bathroom Bomber” after setting off firecrackers in the boys’ bathroom 23 times without ever getting caught. John and his best friend, Lorraine, can never please their parents, and school is a chore. To pass the time, they play pranks on unsuspecting people and it's during one of these pranks that they meet the “Pigman.” In spite of themselves, John and Lorraine soon get caught up in Mr. Pignati’s zest for life. In fact, they become so involved that they begin to destroy the only corner of the world that has ever mattered to them. Can they stop before it’s too late?'



A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace Author John Knowles
ISBN-10 9781476777030
Release 2014-04-22
Pages 204
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An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II. Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.



Icons of Horror and the Supernatural

Icons of Horror and the Supernatural Author S. T. Joshi
ISBN-10 0313337829
Release 2007
Pages 796
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Offers entries on 24 of the significant archetypes of horror and the supernatural, from the classical epics of Homer to the novels of Stephen King.



The Cult of the Presidency

The Cult of the Presidency Author Gene Healy
ISBN-10 9781933995199
Release 2009
Pages 383
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The Bush years have given rise to fears of a resurgent Imperial Presidency, but the problem cannot be solved simply by bringing a new administration to power. Both Left and Right agree on the boundless nature of presidential responsibility. For both sides, it is the president's job to grow the economy, teach our children well, save us from hurricanes, and even to spread democracy abroad. In short, the Imperial Presidency is the price we pay for making the office the focus of our national hopes and dreams. Combining historical scholarship, legal analysis, and cultural commentary, The Cult of the Presidency argues that the presidency needs to be reined in, with its powers checked by Congress and the courts. Only then will we begin to return the presidency to its proper constitutional role.



The Ripper Affair

The Ripper Affair Author Lilith Saintcrow
ISBN-10 9780748130863
Release 2014-08-19
Pages 416
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Sorcery. Treason. Madness. And, of course, murder most foul . . . A shattering accident places Archibald Clare, mentath in the service of Britannia, in the care of Emma Bannon, sorceress Prime. Clare needs a measure of calm to repair his faculties of Logic and Reason. Without them, he is not his best. At all. Unfortunately, calm and rest will not be found. There is a killer hiding in the sorcerous steam-hells of Londinium, murdering poor women of a certain reputation. A handful of frails murdered on cold autumn nights would make no difference . . . but the killings echo in the highest circles, and threaten to bring the Empire down in smoking ruins. The game is afoot . . .