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Storming Paradise

Author : Chuck Dixon
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It's 1945 and Europe lies in ruins, the Nazi war machine defeated. Now, America's only option to end the war is Operation Olympus - the invasion of Japan.

The End of Eden

Author : Terry Beers
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The story of the Joad family’s journey from their ravaged farm in dustbowl Oklahoma to the storied paradise of California helped inform a nation about the brutality, poverty, and vicious competition among fellow immigrants desperate for work. But Steinbeck is only one successor to a rich and esteemed literary tradition in California. Drawing on history and cultural theory, The End of Eden traces the rise of the California social novel, its embrace of the agrarian dream, and its ambivalence about technology and the development it enables. It relies on various cultural conceptions of space, among them, the American Public Land Survey (the source of the “grid” allotments shaping homestead claims), Mexican-era diseños, and Native American traditions that defined a fluid relationship between human beings and the land. This animation of four California social novels of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries demonstrates how conflicts over space and place signify cultural conflict. It is deeply informed by the author’s understanding of historical land issues. The works include Joaquin Miller’s Unwritten History: Life Amongst the Modocs, Helen Hunt Jackson’s Ramona, Frank Norris’ The Octopus, and Mary Austin’s The Ford. Miller’s Unwritten History: Life Amongst the Modocs and Jackson’s Ramona examine the tragic but inevitable consequences for native people of making space—inhabited already by Native American and Hispanic populations—safe for Americans who pursue the agrarian dream without regard to its effects upon those who claim prior tenure on the land. Norris’ The Octopus and Austin’s The Ford examine the murkier story of trying to preserve or to reclaim the agrarian dream when confronted by the unchecked materialist interests of American capitalism. A wide-reaching interdisciplinary approach to various cultural conceptions of space, The End of Eden provides a crucial understanding of the conflicts depicted in social novels that lament the ways in which land is allocated and developed, the ways in which American agrarianism—and its promise of local, sustainable land use—is undermined, and how it applies to contemporary California. In an era where California confronts, yet again, the complicated patterns of land use: fracking, water use and water rights, coastal regulation and management, and agribusiness, this groundbreaking work provides an ever-relevant context.

The End of Eden

Author : Graham Phillips
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Presents compelling evidence that civilizations worldwide became warlike and monotheistic after Earth passed through the tail of a comet in 1500 B.C. • Explores the violent effect of debris from comet 12P/Pons-Brooks on peaceful cultures such as the Olmec of Mexico and the Megalithic people who built Stonehenge • Shows how this comet’s appearance was taken as a significant religious event that still has repercussions today In the year 2024, the comet 12P/Pons-Brooks is due to pass near Earth again for the first time in 3,500 years. In 1500 B.C., Earth passed through this comet’s tail, and in the decade following, cultures the world over began to exhibit significant aggressive tendencies. Civilizations in India, the Middle East, China, Japan, Europe, and Central America suddenly abandoned their peaceful ways and devoted themselves with uncharacteristic fervor to making war on their neighbors and fighting among themselves. But this was not the only effect that is linked to this celestial event. Sudden outbreaks of monotheism--the worship of a single god, and a new idea at the time--occurred simultaneously in locales spread widely throughout the world. Most of these monotheistic religions represented their god symbolically as a circle with a series of lines extending below--resembling a simple drawing of a comet. In The End of Eden, Graham Phillips chronicles the sudden shifts in social demeanor and religious philosophy that swept the world in the wake of 12P/Pons-Brooks. He argues that there is no other explanation for these changes other than the presence of this massive comet in the skies above Earth. He contends that debris in the comet’s tail contaminated the atmosphere with a chemical known to cause aggressive behavior, and that after little more than a decade, worldwide hostility abruptly abated. He also explores how the appearance of a celestial body that outshone the moon would have been interpreted as a significant religious event--the premier appearance of a powerful new god to supplant the deities previously worshipped around the world.

The End of Eden

Author : Thomas Rain Crowe
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Essays on the environment from a poet and environmental activist. Focus on the S. Appalachians of western NC. A handbook for aspiring activists of all ages who care about the environment where they live.

End of Eden

Author : Ron Jones
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The End of Life

Author : Eden Phillpotts
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Elizabeth Eden a novel

Author : Maria Catherine Bishop
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The North End of Eden

Author : Christine De Luca
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This poetry collection centres around the wildness and beauty of Shetland, and gives not only impressions of nature and landscape, but also deep insights into the island's inhabitants. It is illuminating for those interested in this captivating land at the edge of the British Isles, its extraordinary dialect, as well as for people from Shetland.

Snap dragon and Old father Christmas ed by H K F Eden

Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing
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End of Eden

Author : S. L. Jennings
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I thought I knew what Hell was like. I thought I had been living it all these years on Earth-abandoned, forgotten, and left with a dangerous secret that not only made me the Se7en's #1 target but also turned me into a deadly weapon, a threat to every human in my path. I was wrong. In order to survive Lucifer's plans for me, and his unquenchable thirst for more power, I have to surrender my humanity. I have to lose a part of myself in order to find my way back to him. Back to the demon who saved me, only to break me. Back to Legion. But even supreme evil has its limits, and the real foes never show their devastatingly beautiful faces. Forget fire and brimstone. They aren't shit compared to what's coming. Centuries-old bonds will be broken. Unlikely alliances will be forged. And innocent blood will be spilled. Blood that will stain my hands for the rest of my mortal days. I thought I knew what Hell was like. I was wrong. Hell is coming. Hell is just the beginning.

Eden End

Author : J.B. Priestley
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Stella Kirby spent nine years running away; leaving home to find her freedom as an actress. Now she has decided that the only role left to play is the prodigal daughter returned, hoping to rediscover herself amongst the familiar surroundings of her childhood home, Eden End. Priestley has a special tenderness for Eden End and for it he created some of his most fragile, gentle characters. The stoical Dr Kirby, his younger son Wilfred, desperate to prove himself a man of the world, and Lilian, the daughter who stayed at home, are a sharply observed and instantly recognisable family, with all its dreams and disappointments.

British Foreign Policy During the Eden Government 1955 1957

Author : Gloria Jane Domann
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Demons in Eden

Author : Jonathan Silvertown
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Jonathan Silvertown here explores the astonishing diversity of plant life in regions as spectacular as the verdant climes of Japan, the lush grounds of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, the shallow wetlands and teeming freshwaters of Florida, the tropical rainforests of southeast Mexico, and the Canary Islands archipelago, whose evolutionary novelties - and exotic plant life - have earned it the sobriquet ''the Gal pagos of botany.'' Along the way, Silvertown looks closely at the evolution of plant diversity in these locales and explains why such variety persists in light of ecological patterns and evolutionary processes. In novel and useful ways, he also investigates the current state of plant diversity on the planet to show the ever - challenging threats posed by invasive species and humans. This paperback edition will include an entirely new chapter on the astonishing diversity of plant life in the Western Cape of South Africa that focuses on fynbos, a vegetation endemic to the Cape. Bringing the secret life of plants into more colorful and vivid focus than ever before, Demons in Eden is an empathic and impassioned exploration of modern plant ecology that unlocks evolutionary mysteries of the natural world.

A History of the End of the World

Author : Yuri Rubinsky
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Beautifully illustrated throughout, this survey of apocalyptic visions through the ages provides a fascinating kaleidoscope of religious, philosophical, and literary views

Anthony Eden

Author : Sidney Aster
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New Society

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Lost Chronicles of Eden

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Champions will entertain you. It will excite you. But most of all it will inspire you to rise beyond your self-imposed limitations and be the champion that you are truly meant to be.

A Redaction of the Manuscript Copy of Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway

Author : John Leonard
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The Apple of Eden

Author : Ernest Temple Thurston
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American Eden

Author : Marilyn Harris
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Mary Eden Stanhope, descendant of a noble and romantic English family, finds her love for her husband tested in this novel that traces the history of the post-Civil War South