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Petra Revealed History Civilization and Monuments of the City Carved Into the Rock

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- An updated text by one of the greatest expert of history of Petra and a rich, comprehensive apparatus of images (photos, plans and maps) that help a reader to know one of the most important, fascinating ancient city of our civilization The ancient city of Petra, in what is now southwest Jordan, has long been a pilgrimage for adventurous travelers. Built over 2,000 years ago, the Rose City (it is famously carved from red sandstone) holds a unique place in the world of archeological wonders. This beautifully photographed book, a revised and expanded edition, is for tourists and armchair travelers alike. With an updated text and over 350 photographs, maps, drawings, and plans, the author discusses every aspect of Petra, illuminating both the history and splendor of this astonishing site.

The Formation of Nabataean Art

Author : Joseph Patrich
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Unlike the common practice both in the Greco-Roman West and in the Parthian East, to accord the gods a human form, the Nabateans represented their gods in the form of stelae. A systematic survey of Nabatean art indicates that the negation of figurative representation is also evident in all other domains of their creativity, such as rock-carved facades of tombs, painted pottery, oil lamps, coins and jewellery. The archaeological artefacts, inscriptions and literary sources described and discussed in this book reveal a fascinating cultural and religious phenomenon unique within the surrounding milieu and surprisingly in its persistence and durability. This phenomenon should interest not only the student of Nabatean culture as its implications transcends the boundaries of the time and space in which it appeared and are valid for the study of both ancient religions and history of art.

The Authorized Ender Companion

Author : Orson Scott Card
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The Authorized Ender Companion is a complete and in-depth encyclopedia of all the persons, places, things and events in Orson Scott Card's Ender Universe. Written by Jake Black under the editorial supervision of Card himself, The Authorized Ender Companion will be an invaluable resource for readers of the series. If you ever wondered where Ender went after he left Earth, before he arrived at Lusitania, you'll find the answer here. If you ever wondered how the battle room worked, you'll find the answer here. If you forgot the names of the people were who discovered the descolada, the answer is here. The history of Gloriously Bright's world? Here. The Authorized Ender Companion contains all that and more. There are character biographies, time-lines, colony histories, and family trees. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Particle Odyssey

Author : Frank Close
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1. The world of particle physics 2. Voyage into the atom 3. The structure of the atom 4. The extraterrestrials 5. The cosmic rain 6. The challenge of the big machines 7. The particle explosion 8. Colliders and image chambers 9. From charm to top 10. The 'whys' of particle physics 11. Futureclash 12. Particles at work Table of particles Further reading/acknowledgements Picture credits Index

She Taught Me

Author : MS. L. Bond
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She Taught Me is gut wrenching, powerfully raw, and brilliantly infused with rich insights for every woman whose identity, passion, and spirit have been compromised. Lylas journey will facilitate your own transformational process of embracing pain to discover the true essence of your freedom. Teri Sica, LICSW Psychotherapist, WATD-FM Radio Show Host Based on true events, Lylas saga is provocative and revealing, captivating and demanding of empathy. A woman so twisted beyond her authentic self from violation and clandestine sex, she doesnt notice her soul slip away. Self reproach leads her choices into a life trajectory of circumstances plagued by undeserving crisis, as witnessed in her daughters tragic disabling injury. When her soul screams to return, only by embracing fortitude can she validate her pain and grasp the freedom that lay beyond. But the alchemy required to disrobe the cloak of shame shes enmeshed herself with thwarts her healing with its toxic visceral side effects. So many mirrors reflect the self loathing and secrets still hidden in the shadows and her strangled silence longs to be given a voice. Lyla seeks traditional and alternative methods to reinvent herself, eventually proving the indomitable courage of our spirit illuminates the path towards healing where one can create a future where potential becomes promise. Lylas poignant journey resolves giving you inspiration as she shows us how trauma can be turned into treasure.

Men on the Rocks

Author : Michel Mouton
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Petra in modern southern Jordan is universally known as one of the most frequented touristic sites in the Near East, inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list. Modern visitors are attracted by the romantic aspect of the rock-cut tomb façades, heavily contrasting in their baroque stile with the desert like surrounding of the rocky and arid landscape. These monuments were the result of the long time presence of the Arab tribe of the Nabataeans who made Petra their capital when they became, at least partially, sedentarised during the Hellenistic period, i.e between the late 4th to late 1st centuries BCE. How exactly this process of sedentarisation happened, how the site of Petra changed from a temporary dwelling place of a small Bedouin tribe to one of the blinking capitals of the ancient Near East that attracted - as it is the case today - visitors from all over the world, was the subject of a three years research program, jointly sponsored by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) and the German Research Foundation (DFG). At the end of the program, an international conference, held in Berlin in December 2011, brought together several dozen of scholars from all over the world in order to pinpoint the state of research on the Formation of the Nabataean capital. The contributions of the present volume focus on questions related to the natural environment of the site, on the geology and geography as well as on architecture, small finds and social dynamics, probably the clue for a better understanding of the functioning of the Nabataean kingdom and its capital Petra.

The Oldest Changeling in Faerie

Author : Jayne Faith
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Kidnapped by her Faerie king blood father. A whirlwind love affair with a Fae prince. Her life reads like a fairy tale, but her story is about to turn dark . . . When Nicole was kidnapped from the Earthly realm to Faerie, she never imagined she'd discover a twin sister or fall in love with a Fae destined to lead the realm. Now on the brink of marrying Maxen Lothlorien, their coronation as High King and Queen of Faerie, and giving birth to their child, Nicole has to figure out how to navigate her new life in the public eye. But the real challenge--and danger--is about to reveal itself. . . Petra Maguire's twin sister, changeling Nicole, gets to tell her own story! Download The Oldest Changeling in Faerie today because you won't want to miss the unfolding of this exciting new era in Faerie.

The Girl on the Stairs

Author : Louise Welsh
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Jane Logan is a stranger to Berlin and she finds the city alive and echoing with the ghosts of its turbulent past. At six months pregnant, she's instructed by her partner Petra to rest and enjoy her new life in Germany. But while Petra is out at work, Jane begins to feel uneasy in their chic apartment. Screams reverberate through the walls, lights flicker in the derelict building that looms over the yard, a shadow passes on the stairs . . . Jane meets a neighbour's daughter, a girl whose life she tries to mend, but her involvement only further isolates her. Alone and haunted, Jane fears the worst . . . but the worst is yet to come. Louise Welsh, the acclaimed author of The Cutting Room, delivers another masterful suspense novel. The Girl on the Stairs is a powerful psychological thriller packed with twists and turns to keep you reading well into the night. Read it, or be left in the dark.

The World between Empires

Author : Blair Fowlkes-Childs
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The World between Empires presents a new perspective on the art and culture of the Middle East in the years 100 B.C.–A.D. 250, a time marked by the struggle for control by the Roman and Parthian Empires. For the first time, this book weaves together the cultural histories of the cities along the great incense and silk routes that connected southwestern Arabia, Nabataea, Judaea, Syria, and Mesopotamia. It captures the intricate web of influence and religious diversity that emerged in the Middle East through the exchange of goods and ideas. And for our current age, when several of the archaeological sites featured here—including Palmyra, Dura- Europos, and Hatra—have been subject to deliberate destruction and looting, it addresses the crucial subject of preserving what has been lost and contextualizes the significance of these works on a local and global scale. This essential volume features 186 objects of exceptional importance from Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Readers are taken on a fascinating journey that explores sites of intense political and religious struggles against Roman rule as well as important religious centers and military bulwarks of the Parthian Empire. Reaching across two millennia, The World between Empires brings vividly to life how individuals and cities in ancient times defined themselves, and how these factors continue to resonate today. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana}


Author : Gregg McBride
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You know what you need to do to lose weight, so why can't you do it? Morbidly obese and desperately unhappy, Gregg McBride asked himself this question for years, until something different finally "clicked," and enabled him to embark on a weight-loss journey of 250 pounds that has now lasted ten years and still counting. Alternately hilarious and heartbreaking in its honesty, Weightless is Gregg's story, but it is much more. It's an exclusive weight-loss plan with menus, recipes, exercises, and motivational techniques. Weightless will move, educate, entertain, and inspire anyone who is ready for change. Gregg McBride is a film and television writer and producer living in Los Angeles, where he works for companies including Disney, Paramount, Sony, ABC Family, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, and others. His blog,, focuses on the topics of weight loss and food addiction. McBride has made multiple appearances on the Today Show and is also the author of the book Just Stop Eating So Much!, as well as a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN, is the longtime nutrition and health expert for the Today Show, a contributing editor to Woman's Day magazine, and the New York Times best-selling author of Food Cures and Joy Fit Club.

The Mist of God

Author : Peter Longley
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With vivid prose and compelling characters, The Mist of God offers a captivating glimpse into Biblical times. The destinies of Linus Flavian, Maria of Magdala, and their son, Marcus, play out in this dramatic first-century story that spans the extremities of the known world of that time, from Britannia to India. The Roman Empire is rising to its height while a fledging religious sect of Judaism reconciles itself with the mystery of its crucified leader, Joshua of Nazareth. Growing from a clash between nationalistic Judaism and a messianic universalism, followers from Saul of Tarsus to Simon Cephas take the fledgling faith out to the Gentile world on the trading routes of the House of Arimathea. Their witness, however, differs from the very personal understanding of divinity that Maria believes she learned from her lover, the crucified Lord. Nevertheless, she passes this legacy on to her son, Ben Joshua, the child Joshua never knew. Ben Joshus finds this message enchanced when he travels to India as a partner in the House of Arimatheabut his survival is anything but certain. The third in the dramatic series The Magdala Trilogy, The Mist of God provides a fascinating commentary on the origins of Christianity that is both challenging yet plausible, incorporating traditional beliefs, fictitious thoughts, and new controversial interpretations.

Discoveries Petra

Author : Christian Auge
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"Petra's mysterious beauty and dramatic story have long captivated the imaginations of historians and art lovers. Recent excavations by the archaeologists Jean-Marie Dentzer and Christian Auge provide new information about this city, unique in history."--BOOK JACKET.

The Byzantine Islamic Transition in Palestine

Author : Gideon Avni
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Using a comprehensive evaluation of recent archaeological findings, Avni addresses the transformation of local societies in Palestine and Jordan between the sixth and eleventh centuries AD. Arguing that these archaeological findings provide a reliable, though complex, picture, Avni illustrates how the Byzantine-Islamic transition was a much slower and gradual process than previously thought, and that it involved regional variability, different types of populations, and diverse settlement patterns. Based on the results of hundreds of excavations, including Avni's own surveys and excavations in the Negev, Beth Guvrin, Jerusalem, and Ramla, the volume reconstructs patterns of continuity and change in settlements during this turbulent period, evaluating the process of change in a dynamic multicultural society and showing that the coming of Islam had no direct effect on settlement patterns and material culture of the local population. The change in settlement, stemming from internal processes rather than from external political powers, culminated gradually during the Early Islamic period. However, the process of Islamization was slow, and by the eve of the Crusader period Christianity still had an overwhelming majority in Palestine and Jordan.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the German Theatre

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The Mistake I Made

Author : Paula Daly
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'A page-turning thriller with heart' Renée Knight, author of Disclaimer If you slept with a stranger for money, who'd really end up paying? We all think we know who we are. What we’re capable of. Roz is a single mother, a physiotherapist, a sister, a friend. She’s also desperate. Her business has gone under, she’s crippled by debt and she’s just had to explain to her son why someone’s taken all their furniture away. But now a stranger has made her an offer. For one night with her, he’ll pay enough to bring her back from the edge. Roz has a choice to make. 'A big-hearted, empathetic novel about ordinary lives and the tremors that can rock them' Guardian Now a major ITV TV series starring Anna Friel What readers are saying: ***** ‘Chilling, gripping and deeply addictive.’ ***** ‘I could not put it down. This book certainly makes you question just how far you would go for money, for love, for family.’

Glass of the Roman World

Author : Justine Bayley
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Glass of the Roman World illustrates the arrival of new cultural systems, mechanisms of trade and an expanded economic base in the early 1st millennium AD which, in combination, allowed the further development of the existing glass industry. Glass became something which encompassed more than simply a novel and highly decorative material. Glass production grew and its consumption increased until it was assimilated into all levels of society, used for display and luxury items but equally for utilitarian containers, windows and even tools. These 18 papers by renowned international scholars include studies of glass from Europe and the Near East. The authors write on a variety of topics where their work is at the forefront of new approaches to the subject. They both extend and consolidate aspects of our understanding of how glass was produced, traded and used throughout the Empire and the wider world drawing on chronology, typology, patterns of distribution, and other methodologies, including the incorporation of new scientific methods. Though focusing on a single material the papers are firmly based in its archaeological context in the wider economy of the Roman world, and consider glass as part of a complex material culture controlled by the expansion and contraction of the Empire. The volume is presented in honor of Jenny Price, a foremost scholar of Roman glass.

Nelson s New Testament Survey

Author : Mark Bailey
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Each book of the New Testament is introduced and investigated with scholarship and biblical faithfulness. Includes all the information usually found in a Bible handbook - author, date, historical background, purpose, outline - but it goes much further. The authors provide an exposition of every passage in the New Testament, written in contemporary, understandable language. Sidebars and inserts offer other valuable reference material such as lists of the parables of Jesus, the miracles of Jesus, and key theological principles.

The Last Mission of the Living

Author : Rhiannon Frater
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Humanity teeters on the brink of extinction... Vanguard Lindsay Rooney has faced the undead hordes of Inferi Scourge and lived to tell the tale, but she has also suffered horrible losses. Like millions of other civilians, she had hoped that The Bastion would recover after a team of modified soldiers eradicated the undead hordes of Inferi Scourge that infested their valley. Yet the city still crumbles around them, along with any chance of survival. Lindsey’s growing friendship with Torran MacDonald, an officer with the Science Warfare division, is her only solace as the decline of the city continues. When food riots fill the streets, martial law is enacted, and the upper echelons of government battle for control of the city, Lindsey is conscripted by her superiors to embark on a dangerous mission into the dead world beyond The Bastion. To add even more complications, Torran and the SWD join the squad. Soon, Lindsey realizes that her mission is more than what it seems, and there are secrets that could both destroy The Bastion and take her life.

Gathering No Moss A Collection of Essays and Poems On Inner and Outer Travels

Author : Nilima Krishna Jayaraman MD
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This book is all about travels, about the dynamicity of life. It describes in great detail many of the exotic places that the author has traveled to, engulfing you in an immersive travel experience. It also tackles the concept of travel in a much broader sense, taking you through time, and life experiences, through flights of hope and fancy, dives into despair, light hearted laughter and deeper philosophical journeys of the mind. As you go through its pages you will be swept off your feet as the author weaves her magic, intertwining tangible travel with journeys through the intellectual, emotional and spiritual realms of life.

The historical geography of Arabia or the patriarchal evidences of revealed religion a memoir with illustrative maps and an appendix containing translations of the Hamyaritic inscriptions recently discovered in Hadramaut

Author : Charl. de Forster
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