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First Light

Author : Haylee Leatherman
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Brooke's normal life of high school, friends, and church commitments is forever changed when she finds herself inexplicably surviving a forty-foot fall while on a high-adventure rappelling trip with her church youth group.

First Light

Author : Peter Ackroyd
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The excavation of an astronomically aligned neolithic grave in Dorset unexpectedly affects the lives of an archaeologist, astronomer, and an entertainer

First Light

Author : Rebecca Stead
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Peter can't wait to join his parents on an expedition to the ice caps of Greenland to study global warming. But while he's there, he begins to suspect there might be another reason for this trip other than scientific research. And in another world, there is Thea, who lives with her family under the ice, and is desperate to see what's above it. When Thea and Peter meet, two worlds will collide, and a host of secrets will be released.

First Light

Author : Geoffrey Wellum
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Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, eighteen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF . . . Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s. Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum many never return.

First Light in the Universe

Author : Abraham Loeb
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The exploration of the first billion years of the history of the Universe represents one of the great challenges of contemporary astrophysics. During this time, the first structures start to form the first stars, galaxies, and possibly also soon the first quasars. At the same time, light comes to the dark, neutral Universe. This book contains the worked out lectures given at the 36th Saas-Fee Advanced Course "First Light in the Universe" by three eminent scientists in the field.

True at First Light

Author : Ernest Hemingway
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Both revealing self-portrait and dramatic fictional chronicle of his final African safari, Ernest Hemingway's last unpublished work was written when he returned from Kenya in 1953. Edited by his son Patrick, who accompanied his father on the safari, True at First Light offers rare insights into the legendary American writer. A blend of autobiography and fiction, the book opens on the day his close friend Pop, a celebrated hunter, leaves Ernest in charge of the safari camp and news arrives of a potential attack from a hostile tribe. Drama continues to build as his wife, Mary pursues the great black–maned lion that has become her obsession. Spicing his depictions of human longings with sharp humor, Hemingway captures the excitement of big-game hunting and the unparalleled beauty of the scenery—the green plains covered with gray mist, zebra and gazelle traversing the horizon, cool dark nights broken by the sounds of the hyena's cry. As the group at camp help Mary track her prize, she and Ernest suffer the “incalculable casualties of marriage,” and their attempts to love each other well are marred by cruelty, competition and infidelity. Ernest has become involved with Debba, an African girl whom he supposedly plans to take as a second bride. Increasingly enchanted by the local African community, he struggles between the attraction of these two women and the wildly different cultures they represent. In True at First Light, Hemingway also chronicles his exploits—sometimes hilarious and sometimes poignant—among the African men with whom he has become very close, reminisces about encounters with other writers and his days in Paris and Spain and satirizes, among other things, the role of organized religion in Africa. He also muses on the act of writing itself and the author's role in determining the truth. What is fact and what is fiction? This is a question that was posed by Hemingway's readers throughout his career and is one of his principal subjects here. Equally adept at evoking the singular textures of the landscape, the thrill of the hunt and the complexities of married life, Hemingway weaves a tale that is rich in laughter, beauty and profound insight. True at First Light is an extraordinary publishing event—a breathtaking final work from one of this nation's most beloved and important writers.

The Wampanoag

Author : Janet Riehecky
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An introduction to the history, social structure, customs, beliefs, ceremonies, and day-to-day life of the Wampanoag Indians who had been living in the southern New England area for thousands of years before the arrival of English settlers in 1620.

Mekong First Light

Author : Joseph W. Callaway, Jr.
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“Before we got to Vietnam, the troops all thought you would be the first lieutenant killed, and in the end, you were the only one left. We were all wrong. You were the best.” —Sgt. Lonnie “Tallman” Caldwell December, 1966: Platoon leader Lt. Joseph Callaway had just turned twenty-three when he arrived in Vietnam to lead forty-two untested men into battle against some of the toughest, most experienced, and best-trained guerrilla soldiers in the world. Callaway soon learned that most events in this savage jungle war were beyond his control. But there was one thing he could do well: take the best damn care of his troops he knew how. In the Viet Cong–infested provinces around the Mekong Delta where the platoon was assigned, the enemy was always ready to attack at the first sign of weakness. And when the jungle suddenly erupted in the chaos of battle, the platoon leader was the Cong’s first target. Mekong First Light is at times horrific, heartrending, and heroic, but is always brutally honest. Callaway’s account chronicles a soldier’s painful realization of the true nature of America’s war in Vietnam: It was a war that could not be won. From the Paperback edition.

First Light

Author : Philip R. Craig
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Discover the first Brady Coyne and J.W. Jackson mystery with this compelling novel following two old friends who suspect that there’s a dangerous killer on the loose on the picturesque island of Martha’s Vineyard. As summer winds down on Martha’s Vineyard, J.W. Jackson is looking forward to getting in some fishing in the annual striped bass and bluefish derby with his good friend Brady Coyne. A Boston lawyer, Brady is on the island to help the elderly Sarah Fairchild write her will. J.W. has a little business, too, having agreed to assist in the search for a missing woman who was last seen on the island a year ago. For Brady and J.W., it’s law and detecting during the day and fishing to their hearts content by night. But things take a drastic turn when another woman goes missing and Brady discovers that there are more than a few people on the island who desperately crave Sarah’s vast estate. The two friends begin to suspect that there’s a killer behind the missing women but they have no idea that their own lives are in danger. By turns charming and suspenseful, contemporary and evocative, First Light could only have been imagined in the collective mind of two superb authors.

First Light

Author : Sunil Gangopadhyay
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The sequel to the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Those Days, First Light is a magnificent novel set at the turn of the twentieth century in a Bengal where the old and young India are jostling for space. Prominent among its many characters are Rabindranath Tagore or Robi, the young, dreamy poet, torn between his art and the love for his beautiful, ethereal sister-in-law, Kadambari Devi, and the handsome, dynamic Naren Datta, later to become Swami Vivekananda, who abandons his Brahmo Samaj leanings and surrenders himself completely to his Guru, Sri Ramakrishna. The story also touches upon the lives of the men and women rising to the call of nationalism; the doctors and scientists determined to pull their land out of the morass of superstition and blind beliefs, and the growing theatre movement of Bengal, with its brilliant actors and actresses who leave behind the squalor of their lives every night to deliver lines breathtaking in their beauty. Through all this runs the story of Bharat and Bhumisuta - one an illegitimate prince, the other a slave who rises to become the finest actress of her age - who cling to their self-respect and love in a society which has little time for people like them. Grand in its scale and crackling with the energy of its prose, First Light is a rich and comprehensive portrait of Bengal, from its sleepy, slow-changing villages to the bustling city of Calcutta where the genteel and the grotesque live together. Equally, it is a chronicle of a whole nation waking up to a new, modern sensibility.

First Light

Author : Richard Preston
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Seven years before Richard Preston wrote about horrifying viruses in The Hot Zone, he turned his attention to the cosmos. In First Light, he demonstrates his gift for creating an exciting and absorbing narrative around a complex scientific subject--in this case the efforts by astronomers at the Palomar Observatory in the San Gabriel Mountains of California to peer to the farthest edges of space through the Hale Telescope, attempting to solve the riddle of the creation of the universe. Richard Preston's name became a household word with The Hot Zone, which sold nearly 800,000 copies in hardcover, was on The New York Times's bestseller list for 42 weeks, and was the subject of countless magazine and newspaper articles. Preston has become a sought-after commentator on popular science subjects.

First Light

Author : Bodie Thoene
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During Passover in Jerusalem, a blind Jewish teenager, Peniel, longs to find meaning in his life, while the Roman officials are plotting against the mysterious Yeshua of Nazareth, who is sought by Marcus, a Roman centurion, and by the shephard Zodak.

First Light

Author : Charles Baxter
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Hugh Welch has cared for his little sister Dorsey ever since they were children, when Dorsey looked at him as though he were a god. But when Dorsey returns to their small Michigan hometown with a successful career as an astrophysicist and a happy family life, Hugh, who has a long habit of worrying about his sister, realizes that it’s his own life he has to cure, not Dorsey’s. As they explore their complicated history over one hot Fourth of July weekend, they’ll come to terms with the experiences that put such distance between them and discover the imperfect love that ties them as siblings.

First Light

Author : Kris Williams
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In astronomical terms, first light is the first image seen when using a new or upgraded telescope to observe the heavens. In a conversation about personal transformation, first light could also be used to describe a new breakthrough or awakening resulting from a shift in how we view our personal reality. The intention of this book suggests that we all live inside of self-imposed limitations in our ability to express our nature joy, aliveness and creativity. It doesn’t matter if we allow our joy to be robbed from us by something as ordinary as an upset because traffic was too slow or, the disappointment we feel when looking at our imperfect bodies in a mirror; the outcome is still the same. As a writer, I like to use everyday life situations to help the reader discover the borders and boundaries which, if left unchallenged, affect every aspect of our lives from relationships, to our health and well-being. Together, we will take a closer look at love, personal choice, our need for perfection, commitments, and confront our fear of the unknown. Along the way, I will share with you a few insights that may sound like a page taken from your own life, or they may trigger a long-forgotten memory of a person or event that helped create who you are today. Either way, First Light will be a fun journey of self-discovery.

First Light

Author : Don C. Nix
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We are evolving rapidly. However, it is anyones guess whether we can grow up fast enough to avoid destroying ourselves. Everywhere we look there is massive change, but the amount of change required to save ourselves is monumental. We must literally change the worldview of billions of people. We must have a leap in evolution that takes us to another way of viewing reality. We must move beyond our separateness and isolation. And we must do it quickly. Quantum physics has thrown open a doorway that might give us a way out. In characterizing the universe as a singularity without parts, a Unified Field, it has perhaps laid the foundation for a new worldview that is beyond separateness. If we can grow ourselves into a new awareness that we are an integral part of the Field of Being, and that the entire Field is alive, conscious, intelligent, creative and unfolding, then perhaps our separateness can yield to being subsumed in Something sacred and miraculous. Life and reality would look quite different through this lens. It is appearing now. It is coming. The question is whether we have enough time.

First Light

Author : Al_Khalifa
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

First Light

Author : Gina Musto
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Annabel Guerra is a first year med school student grieving the loss of her sister when she meets Doctor Victor Klemens, an accomplished anatomy professor, who hires her as his research assistant. As her work with him continues, she discovers that his research stretches beyond that of modern science and into the realm of the dangerous experimentation. Committed to curing death and restoring life, Klemens plans on creating a human being out of the bodies of the dead and, with Annabel's help, his plans could become a reality. Against her better judgment, Annabel helps him and embarks on a journey of creation and destruction from which there is no return.

First Light

Author : E. Ethelbert Miller
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At First Light

Author : William Stephenson
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At First Light revolves around the author's great love of the natural world. Captured in a philosophical and sometimes Zen-like style, much of his poetry compares the cycle of nature to the cycle of human life. Readers are encouraged to stop and smell the roses, and to look at our surroundings and inner selves. Carry this book with you on the trail, or on a business trip for some peaceful, yet thought-provoking reading.

At First Light

Author : John Sikes
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Welcome to the school of hard knocks, Pain, humor, excitement and a whole lot of luck fill the stories ahead. If you love fishing, hunting, or just being in the great outdoors, this book is for you. Ride along on the ocean voyages, river trips and hunting expeditions with Captain John as he learns the lessons of survival the hard way.