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Book Crossroads and the Himalayan Crystals

Download or read book Crossroads and the Himalayan Crystals written by C. Toni Graham and published by BalboaPress. This book was released on 2012-09-20 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An ordinary school day in Middlefield turns into a mystical tale filled with endless adventures of magic, fairies, flying horses, and danger. A modern-day saga of four young teens who find themselves trapped in another realm—“The Otherworld”—where they must abide by an evil druid’s bidding or risk endangering the lives of their loved ones and the magical beings they have befriended.

Book Crossroads and the Dominion of Four

Download or read book Crossroads and the Dominion of Four written by C. Toni Graham and published by Balboa Press. This book was released on 2017-11-16 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At first glance, Jake, Shayna, Seneca, and Conner seem like average teens. Maybe even like some kids you know. But theyre special. They know that magic, spells, and prophecies are real. In Crossroads and the Dominion of Four, author C. Toni Graham continues the tale introduced in Crossroads and the Himalayan Crystals. The teens have accepted their fate as defenders of the Otherworld. The realms mythical beings have chosen sides in a deadly magical war, but its not always clear to whom they pledge their allegiance. Jake, Shayna, Conner and Seneca must use their new magical abilities to battle treacherous creatures and face life-altering crossroads. Only a powerful druid and her loyal minions stand in their way to fulfilling their destiny of becoming the prophesized Dominion of Four. The Crossroads series brings together creatures and humans as they fight for the common goal of returning harmony to the Otherworld and rid the realm of evil forever. Teen readers and fans of action-packed fantasy genres will enjoy this thrilling saga.

Book Gabby Giggles

    Book Details:
  • Author : C. Toni Graham
  • Publisher : Tate Publishing
  • Release : 2012-06
  • ISBN : 1618626647
  • Pages : 24 pages

Download or read book Gabby Giggles written by C. Toni Graham and published by Tate Publishing. This book was released on 2012-06 with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gabby is a girl who loves to giggle. Then one day, she's happily skipping along—giggling, of course—when she suddenly steps on a thorn! A very friendly bullfrog, who just so happens to specialize in feet, comes to the rescue. Bullfrog's entertaining distractions and antics lead to a few giggles, and even a snort or two, as he works tirelessly to remove the thorn and make Gabby giggle once again!

Book The Conservation of Cave 85 at the Mogao Grottoes  Dunhuang

Download or read book The Conservation of Cave 85 at the Mogao Grottoes Dunhuang written by Neville Agnew and published by Getty Publications. This book was released on 2014-02-01 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Mogao Grottoes, a World Heritage Site in northwestern China, are located along the ancient caravan routes—collectively known as the Silk Road—that once linked China with the West. Founded by a Buddhist monk in the late fourth century, Mogao flourished over the following millennium, as monks, local rulers, and travelers commissioned hundreds of cave temples cut into a mile-long rock cliff and adorned them with vibrant murals. More than 490 decorated grottoes remain, containing thousands of sculptures and some 45,000 square meters of wall paintings, making Mogao one of the world’s most significant sites of Buddhist art. In 1997 the Getty Conservation Institute, which had been working with the Dunhuang Academy since 1989, began a case study using the Late–Tang dynasty Cave 85 to develop a methodology that would stabilize the deteriorating wall paintings. This abundantly illustrated volume is the definitive report on the project, which was completed in 2010.

Book The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean

Download or read book The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean written by Raoul McLaughlin and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2014-09-11 with total page 491 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study of ancient Roman shipping and trade across continents reveals the Roman Empire’s far-reaching impact in the ancient world. In ancient times, large fleets of Roman merchant ships set sail from Egypt on voyages across the Indian Ocean. They sailed from Roman ports on the Red Sea to distant kingdoms on the east coast of Africa and southern Arabia. Many continued their voyages across the ocean to trade with the rich kingdoms of ancient India. Along these routes, the Roman Empire traded bullion for valuable goods, including exotic African products, Arabian incense, and eastern spices. This book examines Roman commerce with Indian kingdoms from the Indus region to the Tamil lands. It investigates contacts between the Roman Empire and powerful African kingdoms, including the Nilotic regime that ruled Meroe and the rising Axumite Realm. Further chapters explore Roman dealings with the Arab kingdoms of southern Arabia, including the Saba-Himyarites and the Hadramaut Regime, which sent caravans along the incense trail to the ancient rock-carved city of Petra. The first book to bring these subjects together in a single comprehensive study, The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean reveals Rome’s impact on the ancient world and explains how international trade funded the legions that maintained imperial rule.

Book Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Download or read book Ten Thousand Skies Above You written by Claudia Gray and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2015-11-03 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this sequel to A Thousand Pieces of You by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray, Marguerite races through various dimensions to save the boy she loves. Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross through to alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurt the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked, and his consciousness is scattered across multiple dimensions. The hunt for each splinter of Paul's soul sends Marguerite racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each dimension brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with every trial she faces, she begins to question the one constant she's found between the worlds: their love for each other.

Book Our Women are Free

    Book Details:
  • Author : Wynne Maggi
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 9780472067831
  • Pages : 306 pages

Download or read book Our Women are Free written by Wynne Maggi and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exploration of the lives of women among the Kalasha, a tiny, vibrant community in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province

Book Spirit Gate

    Book Details:
  • Author : Kate Elliott
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2007-10-02
  • ISBN : 9780765349309
  • Pages : 740 pages

Download or read book Spirit Gate written by Kate Elliott and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2007-10-02 with total page 740 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fantasy-roman.

Book Young House Love

    Book Details:
  • Author : Sherry Petersik
  • Publisher : Artisan
  • Release : 2015-07-14
  • ISBN : 1579656765
  • Pages : 337 pages

Download or read book Young House Love written by Sherry Petersik and published by Artisan. This book was released on 2015-07-14 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This New York Times bestselling book is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up your home. With two home renovations under their (tool) belts and millions of hits per month on their blog YoungHouseLove.com, Sherry and John Petersik are home-improvement enthusiasts primed to pass on a slew of projects, tricks, and techniques to do-it-yourselfers of all levels. Packed with 243 tips and ideas—both classic and unexpected—and more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this is a book that readers will return to again and again for the creative projects and easy-to-follow instructions in the relatable voice the Petersiks are known for. Learn to trick out a thrift-store mirror, spice up plain old roller shades, "hack" your Ikea table to create three distinct looks, and so much more.

Book The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

Download or read book The Onion Book of Known Knowledge written by The Onion and published by Little, Brown. This book was released on 2012-10-23 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion's compendium of all things known. Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, The Onion Book of Known Knowledge is packed with valuable information -- such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail." With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, The Onion Book of Known Knowledge must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.

Book The Grid Book

    Book Details:
  • Author : Hannah B Higgins
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2009-01-23
  • ISBN : 0262512408
  • Pages : 311 pages

Download or read book The Grid Book written by Hannah B Higgins and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2009-01-23 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ten grids that changed the world: the emergence and evolution of the most prominent visual structure in Western culture. Emblematic of modernity, the grid is the underlying form of everything from skyscrapers and office cubicles to paintings by Mondrian and a piece of computer code. And yet, as Hannah Higgins makes clear in this engaging and evocative book, the grid has a history that long predates modernity; it is the most prominent visual structure in Western culture. In The Grid Book, Higgins examines the history of ten grids that changed the world: the brick, the tablet, the gridiron city plan, the map, musical notation, the ledger, the screen, moveable type, the manufactured box, and the net. Charting the evolution of each grid, from the Paleolithic brick of ancient Mesopotamia through the virtual connections of the Internet, Higgins demonstrates that once a grid is invented, it may bend, crumble, or shatter, but its organizing principle never disappears. The appearance of each grid was a watershed event. Brick, tablet, and city gridiron made possible sturdy housing, the standardization of language, and urban development. Maps, musical notation, financial ledgers, and moveable type promoted the organization of space, music, and time, international trade, and mass literacy. The screen of perspective painting heralded the science of the modern period, classical mechanics, and the screen arts, while the standardization of space made possible by the manufactured box suggested the purified box forms of industrial architecture and visual art. The net, the most ancient grid, made its first appearance in Stone Age Finland; today, the loose but clearly articulated networks of the World Wide Web suggest that we are in the middle of an emergent grid that is reshaping the world, as grids do, in its image.

Book Rude Awakenings

Download or read book Rude Awakenings written by Sucitto and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2006 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Half down-and-dirty adventure and half inspirational memoir, this title documents an unusual pilgrimage taken by earthy scientist Nick Scott and fastidious Buddhist monk Ajahn Sucitto, who together retraced the Buddha's footsteps through India.

Book Race and Ethnicity in the Classical World

Download or read book Race and Ethnicity in the Classical World written by and published by Hackett Publishing. This book was released on 2013-09-15 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By offering fluent, accurate translations of extracts and fragments from a wide assortment of ancient texts, this volume allows a comprehensive overview of ancient Greek and Roman concepts of otherness, as well as Greek and Roman views of non-Greeks and non-Romans. A general introduction, thorough annotation, maps, a select bibliography, and an index are also included.

Book Handbook of hair in health and disease

Download or read book Handbook of hair in health and disease written by Victor R. Preedy and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-05-23 with total page 493 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hair is a major component of the body's tissue system that contributes to the individual's make up and confers a large degree of personal identity. Apart from its visible façade, hair also has a functional role. It has an unique structure and complex molecular development. The very nature of hair makes it a suitable marker for the prognosis of disease. Hair can also be used to screen for toxins and changes in the diet. However, there are currently no suitable publications available that describe hair in a rational scientific context. This handbook provides an academic approach to hair in health and disease. Divided into five sections the Handbook of Hair in Health and Disease provides an insight into hair growth and loss, molecular and cellular biology of hair, dietary toxicity and pathological history, diseases and treatments of hair, as well as shampoos and conditioners. Unique features of each chapter in this volume include relevant and useful 'Key facts' which highlight interesting or important findings of the specific subjects and 'Summary points' that will give a clear overview of the subjects treated in each chapter. The Handbook of Hair in Health and Disease will be essential to a variety of users, such as trichologists, doctors and nurses and all those interested or working within the area of hair health. This includes nutritionists and dieticians, scientific beauticians, health workers and practitioners, college and university lecturers and undergraduate and graduate students.

Book Vampire Academy

    Book Details:
  • Author : Richelle Mead
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Release : 2007-08-16
  • ISBN : 159514174X
  • Pages : 268 pages

Download or read book Vampire Academy written by Richelle Mead and published by Penguin Group Australia. This book was released on 2007-08-16 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story that kicked off the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series is NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school--it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's--the very place where they're most in danger. . . . Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi--the world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires--make Lissa one of them forever.

Book The Life of the Buddha

    Book Details:
  • Author : Bhikkhu Nyanamoli
  • Publisher : Buddhist Publication Society
  • Release : 1992
  • ISBN : 9552400635
  • Pages : 400 pages

Download or read book The Life of the Buddha written by Bhikkhu Nyanamoli and published by Buddhist Publication Society. This book was released on 1992 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Among the numerous lives of the Buddha, this volume may well claim a place of its own. Composed entirely from texts of the Pali Canon, the oldest authentic record, it portrays an image of the Buddha which is vivid, warm, and moving. Chapters on the Buddha's personality and doctrine are especially illuminating, and the translation is marked by lucidity and dignity throughout.

Book Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia

Download or read book Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia written by David N. Gellner and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2013-12-02 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Borderland Lives in Northern South Asia provides valuable new ethnographic insights into life along some of the most contentious borders in the world. The collected essays portray existence at different points across India's northern frontiers and, in one instance, along borders within India. Whether discussing Shi'i Muslims striving to be patriotic Indians in the Kashmiri district of Kargil or Bangladeshis living uneasily in an enclave surrounded by Indian territory, the contributors show that state borders in Northern South Asia are complex sites of contestation. India's borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, China, and Nepal encompass radically different ways of life, a whole spectrum of relationships to the state, and many struggles with urgent identity issues. Taken together, the essays show how, by looking at state-making in diverse, border-related contexts, it is possible to comprehend Northern South Asia's various nation-state projects without relapsing into conventional nationalist accounts. Contributors. Jason Cons, Rosalind Evans, Nicholas Farrelly, David N. Gellner, Radhika Gupta, Sondra L. Hausner, Annu Jalais, Vibha Joshi, Nayanika Mathur, Deepak K. Mishra, Anastasia Piliavsky, Jeevan R. Sharma, Willem van Schendel