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Faraway Worlds

Author : Paul Halpern
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A introduction to the search for and discovery of planets ouside our solar system and what life may be like on such distant worlds.

The Mango Man and Other Stories

Author : Georgina Prasad
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This is a collection of stories with simple themes and characters in exotic locations. A man on a mission to find a long-lost ancestor on another continent; a young couple in love and their stressful family situations; a woman during the partitioning of India amidst one of the greatest genocidal massacres in history; and a poor snack vendor who leaves an indelible impression on a boy. The stories encompass three generations and four countries on three continents. A delightful read, sometimes sad but always engaging.

Habitability of Other Planets and Satellites

Author : Jean-Pierre de Vera
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Is the Earth the right model and the only universal key to understand habitability, the origin and maintenance of life? Are we able to detect life elsewhere in the universe by the existing techniques and by the upcoming space missions? This book tries to give answers by focusing on environmental properties, which are playing a major role in influencing planetary surfaces or the interior of planets and satellites. The book gives insights into the nature of planets or satellites and their potential to harbor life. Different scientific disciplines are searching for the clues to classify planetary bodies as a habitable object and what kind of instruments and what kind of space exploration missions are necessary to detect life. Results from model calculations, field studies and from laboratory studies in planetary simulation facilities will help to elucidate if some of the planets and satellites in our solar system as well as in extra-solar systems are potentially habitable for life.

Paradise Lust

Author : Brook Wilensky-Lanford
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A “certainly weird . . . strangely wonderful . . . [and] often irresistible” search to find the real Garden of Eden (The New York Times Book Review). Where, precisely, was God’s Paradise? St. Augustine had a theory. So did medieval monks, John Calvin and Christopher Columbus. But when Darwin’s theory of evolution changed our understanding of human origins, shouldn’t the desire to put a literal Eden on the map have faded away? Not so fast. This “gloriously researched, pluckily written historical and anecdotal assay of humankind’s age-old quixotic quest for the exact location of the Biblical garden” (Elle) explores an obsession that has consumed scientists and theologians alike for centuries. To this day, the search continues, taken up by amateur explorers, clergymen, scholars, engineers and educators—romantic seekers all who started with the same simple-sounding Bible verses, only to end up at a different spot on the globe: Sri Lanka, the Seychelles, the North Pole, Mesopotamia, China, Iraq—and Ohio. Inspired by an Eden seeker in her own family, “Wilensky-Lanford approaches her subjects with respect, enthusiasm and conscientious research” (San Francisco Chronicle) as she traverses a century-spanning history provoking surprising insights into where we came from, what we did wrong, and where we go from here. And it all makes for “a lively journey” (Kirkus Reviews).

Civilization in the 21st Century

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Ayahuasca Glimpse 2012

Author : Goithyja
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Ayahuasca Glimpse is a sui generis book , focusing in the practical preparation of sacramental use of etheogenic substances, it does encourage us to take a good and hard look at the roots of shamanic rituals and the notion that they were based on fertility cults, and shamanic practices such as Ambrosia and Soma rituals, it is a source of spiritual communion with the universal consciousness, of God. Goithyja is Another great explorer and pathfinder in human consciousness Such mind altering substances formed an integral part of the religious rites of ancient peoples. He approaches such matter in a popular type of writing, that the otherworldly and the ordinary, participation and observation; the result is a easy to ready book out there, enforcing a practical approach to such field of knowledge, I do suspect that ethnobotanists and anthropologists familiar with the Amazon will find relatively few surprises, on this book, But the ant hills of detail are not the point. Ayahuasca Glimpse is designed to inform a wider audience of how to safely communicate with entheogens, Goithyja with his background in meditation and mysticism or other more internalized psychedelics, has the Holy Vedas as spiritual guidance to follow, making easy for Psychonauts to experience with entheogens. Ayahuasca glimpse can be pretty handy to novices and neophytes, to safely approach such realm, pointing also the best entheogenic substances to use, and the best countries to partake with them.

Veiled Alliances

Author : Kevin J. Anderson
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Based on the legendary science-fiction series The Saga Of Seven Suns,Veiled Alliancesis a revelatory prequel, in which long-term fanswill discover the origin of the green priests on Theroc, the first Roamer skymining operations on a gas-giant planet, the discovery of the Klikiss robots entombed in an abandoned alien city, the initial Ildiran expedition to Earth, the rescue of the generation ship Burtonand the tragedy that led to sinister breeding experiments. In this volume the human race begins its expansion into outer space, only to discover that for centuries a multitude of other races has already been interacting on a cosmic scale. Eleven exploratory ships carrying humans escaping a degenerating Earth are discovered by a more advanced space-faring civilization, the Ildaran Empire. The empire helps the refugees - by now the several-generations-later offspring of the original voyagers - settle suitable planets and sends diplomats with a few of them to Earth to establish trade and diplomatic relations. Meanwhile, both Terran and Ildaran authorities bring hidden agendas to their first-contact discussions, and asEarth attempts to become a player in this new arena, its ambassadors are thrust into a foreign world of alien life forms, backstabbing politics, bitter feuds, and a deadly struggle to become the supreme force in the universe.

Murmur from the East Other Poems

Author : Jan Oskar Hansen
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The Atmosphere

Author : Gregory Vogt
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Explains what the atmosphere is made of, why it is considered a dynamic system, and why it must be protected.

Careers in Focus

Author : Ferguson
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Profiles jobs in mathematics and physics such as accountants and auditors, actuaries, architects, astronomers, engineers, mathematicians, tax preparers, and more.

Transnational Nomads

Author : Cindy Horst
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There is a tendency to consider all refugees as 'vulnerable victims': an attitude reinforced by the stream of images depicting refugees living in abject conditions. This groundbreaking study of Somalis in a Kenyan refugee camp reveals the inadequacy of such assumptions by describing the rich personal and social histories that refugees bring with them to the camps. The author focuses on the ways in which Somalis are able to adapt their 'nomadic' heritage in order to cope with camp life; a heritage that includes a high degree of mobility and strong social networks that reach beyond the confines of the camp as far as the U.S. and Europe.

Beyond the Space Between Us

Author : Svetlana Green
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Based on a true story of one long-distance relationship, this honest and revealing book is an invitation to look at your love relationship through different eyes—the eyes that can see beyond the obvious and take you to the world you might not know otherwise. “... beeping signal of my cell. My heart started to pulse with excitement—what is there this time? One thing is certain; this is an invitation again to recognize myself through the eyes of my lover. He knows where to look, what to touch, how to open the power of my soul. Sensual connection beyond physical pleasure, out of this dimension, the cosmic wrestle of our essences. “Do you remember me? Remember? You asked for it.” I’m not your half. I’m different, but I’m you—your deepest soul desires. It is a loving dance—quick, quick, slow—an ecstatic mythical song of two souls. He penetrated into me. It hurts, it gives pleasure, and I melt finding comfort. I know I’m in good hands; I can forget myself now and dissolve into eternity. We fly. We reach the peak of the apogee. Your surrender and your presence draw me deeper into the unknown realms where the body doesn’t exist. You never fail to carry on with me. I’m never alone, my mystical lover ...”

Rescue Me Last Chance Rescue Book 1

Author : Christy Reece
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For fans of Maya Banks, Nina Bruhns, Pamela Clare and Julie Ann Walker. The first novel in New York Times bestselling author Christy Reece's addictive Last Chance Rescue series of sexy suspense and thrilling adventure. A covert operative of Last Chance Rescue Enterprises, Eden St. Claire has made secrets her life's work. Seven years ago, her life was almost destroyed. Now Eden conceals any hint of vulnerability beneath an unbreakable shell of strength and beauty. That is, until the daring rescue of an innocent girl leads Eden to Jordan Montgomery. Jordan has been looking for Eden, but he doesn't recognise the girl he knew in the dazzling woman before him. As the two join forces to bring down a ruthless international abduction network, Eden must decide if Jordan's love will be enough to rescue her from the demons of her past... Don't miss the other pulse-pounding novels in the Last Chance Rescue series, Return To Me, Run To Me, No Chance, Second Chance, Last Chance, Sweet Justice, Sweet Revenge, and Sweet Reward, or the steamy southern suspense of the Wildefire series by Christy's alter-ego Ella Grace which begins with Midnight Secrets.

The Ultimatum

Author : Susan Kearney
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His captive has issued a most unusual ultimatum . . . He must make love to her . . . Little does he know that giving her what she needs may bind him to her forever . . . Rystani star pilot Xander is willing to use unusual methods, no matter how unorthodox, to save the galaxy from a deadly virus. He's already resorted to kidnapping bio-geneticist Alara Calladar in the hopes that her psi-talent of identifying DNA will help find a cure to save both their worlds. But now his sworn enemy has revealed that her biology requires her to periodically regenerate her cells by making love or she'll die. Really die. Xander is stunned, yet fascinated, by her admission and wonders what other secrets she's keeping. While he has little choice but to agree to trade his life-saving love making for her psi powers, he's determined to keep an emotional distance. No way is he falling for her, a woman from a race who invaded and occupies his home world. Soon their desperate bargain becomes a turbulent but all-consuming passion. Her body isn't just rejuvenating each time they make love, it's adapting to his on a genetic level. Before long she will be unable to make love to any man but Xander. Xander resists becoming her conquest, but not even the dangerous mission can distract him from Alara's appeal. She's just the kind of woman he admires. Intelligent, resourceful, and passionate. If only he trusted her. If only she wasn't the enemy. If only his heart didn't have a mind of its own. When together they must merge their talents to fight the most powerful forces in the galaxy, will trust win out, or will they lose each other forever? The much-awaited sequel to The Challenge and The Dare.

Sweet Revenge Last Chance Rescue Book 8

Author : Christy Reece
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For fans of Maya Banks, Nina Bruhns, Pamela Clare and Julie Ann Walker. The eighth novel in New York Times bestselling author Christy Reece's addictive Last Chance Rescue series of sexy suspense and thrilling adventure. Jamie Kendrick has been to hell at the hands of Stanford Reddington, a monster protected by money and power. Asking for LCR's help, Jamie makes plans for her revenge. And Dylan Savage, one of LCR's most skilled operatives, is given an assignment he despises but can't refuse - train the lovely Jamie, but thwart her revenge plot at all costs. With tender ruthlessness, he pries open her most intimate secrets - and the attraction they've both tried to deny explodes into a scorching love affair that Dylan has to end. Months later, the two meet again - at the home of Stanford Reddington. In the grip of hurt, anger, desire, and danger, Jamie and Dylan will risk more than a broken heart: they're risking everything to stop an evil fiend from destroying more lives, including their own. Don't miss the other pulse-pounding novels in the Last Chance Rescue series, Rescue Me, Return To Me, Run To Me, No Chance, Second Chance, Last Chance, Sweet Justice, and Sweet Reward, or the steamy southern suspense of the Wildefire series by Christy's alter-ego Ella Grace which begins with Midnight Secrets.

Sweet Justice Last Chance Rescue Book 7

Author : Christy Reece
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For fans of Maya Banks, Nina Bruhns, Pamela Clare and Julie Ann Walker. The seventh novel in New York Times bestselling author Christy Reece's addictive Last Chance Rescue series of sexy suspense and thrilling adventure. Honor Stone is a young, idealistic FBI agent when her path collides with Seth Cavanaugh. For a girl who has never walked on the wild side, the dark and dangerous Seth is a temptation she can't refuse. But then Seth walks out the door and out of her life. Five years later, Honor is an operative with the elite Last Chance Rescue organization and Seth is a desperate ex-cop searching for his missing niece - one of many young women who have mysteriously vanished from college campuses. Going undercover, Honor will attract the maniacal cult leader behind the kidnappings and find a way to work with Seth. Seth knows he had all the right reasons for the wrong he did five years ago. And from the moment he sees her - and takes her in his arms again - this former undercover man will risk everything for one more chance with Honor. Don't miss the other pulse-pounding novels in the Last Chance Rescue series, Rescue Me, Return To Me, Run To Me, No Chance, Second Chance, Last Chance, Sweet Revenge, and Sweet Reward, or the steamy southern suspense of the Wildefire series by Christy's alter-ego Ella Grace which begins with Midnight Secrets.

The Cevennes Journal

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
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'For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.' - RLS In September 1878, Robert Louis Stevenson travelled by donkey through the Cevennes region of France. For personal memory - and, as it happens, for literary posterity - the young Stevenson recorded copious notes on his journey as he travelled. Some of these witty and incisive impressions were subsequently published in Travels With A Donkey. The remainder, however, didn't find its way into print until the first publication of The Cevennes Journal in 1978, one hundred years later. This travelogue, which also includes several of Stevenson's previously unpublished sketches of the region, provides both a unique socio-historical document and an important piece of literature.

No Chance Last Chance Rescue Book 4

Author : Christy Reece
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For fans of Maya Banks, Nina Bruhns, Pamela Clare and Julie Ann Walker. The fourth novel in New York Times bestselling author Christy Reece's addictive Last Chance Rescue series of sexy suspense and thrilling adventure. Skylar James told a lie to the man she married, and eight years later she still bitterly regrets the deception. Unknown to Skylar, her husband, Gabe Maddox, now lives in the dangerous shadows of elite operatives who rescue victims. When Skylar tries to save a naïve young beauty, kidnappers come after her. For Gabe, Skylar had been his last shot at trust and love. But news of her disappearance battens down his anger and launches him into action. Saving Skylar is Gabe's only chance for peace and his last chance for happiness. Don't miss the other pulse-pounding novels in the Last Chance Rescue series, Rescue Me, Return To Me, Run To Me, Second Chance, Last Chance, Sweet Justice, Sweet Revenge, and Sweet Reward, or the steamy southern suspense of the Wildefire series by Christy's alter-ego Ella Grace which begins with Midnight Secrets.

Passing Through Havana

Author : Felicia Rosshandler
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For some Europeans fleeing the gathering Holocaust on the Continent, the bright wash of Cuba's azure skies and sparkling sands offered a last refuge. For Suze, a strong, seductive woman who saved her family from Hitler's Jewish witch-hunt with her Magda Lupescu-an appeal and wile, Havana meant life and freedom after their determined, often desperate, flight across Europe and the Atlantic. But for Claudia, Suze's blond, blue-eyed adolescent daughter, the Latin tempo and allure of upper-class Catholic society are too tempting and draw her away from her parents and their expatriate community and into the friendships and parties of Cuba's pre-Castro gilded set. Her Aryan features and skill at "passing" allow her to recast her identity for the circumstance, and each time deny her own feeling of rootlessness. One evening, at a party at the Havana Yacht Club, she falls in love with a young German, who does not know she is Jewish, and Claudia is caught up in a taboo relationship both frightening and erotic. Claudia's story explores another side of the Holocaust: about Jews who escaped to exotic places only to rediscover their heritage of homelessness; and about both the psychology of self-hate and the inner strength of individuals who survive. Novelist and screenwriter Edmundo Desnoes sums it up this way: "Is love or is history the answer? If you read Passing Through Havana you will discover the price of both."

Canopy

Author : Michael Fancello
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More than a fourth of all medications on the market originated from the study of organisms which breed in rainforests. Colossal fortunes stand to be made from the exploitation of these forests. Major pharmaceutical corporations are willing to do anything to get their hands on these enormous biological treasures. And it is just such a race for the possession of a mysterious organism with incredible powers that ignites an all-out war among a powerful multinational corporation, its competitors, and a frightening religious sect with a tentacular international presence. But everyone seems to have underestimated the protagonist of this story, a skilled manager of a pharmaceutical company who decides to participate in the competition on his own terms, a man who is unable to forget that, in the face of all possible temptations, saving innocent lives and preserving the forests depends solely on his decisions. From the shadowy meanderings of the hideouts of a mysterious Middle-Eastern sect to the foggy mountains of Panama and the insalubrious swamps of the Caribbean coast, this novel takes us on a tale of ambition, love and courage, where the myth of a miraculous drug may result in ferocious massacres and ecological catastrophes.