Cries from the Lost Island

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Cries from the Lost Island

Cries from the Lost Island

  • Author : Kathleen O'Neal Gear
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10

This standalone fantasy brings an ancient Egyptian mystery to life against a modern background, in a tale expertly crafted by a seasoned anthropologist Set against the glory and tragedy of ancient Roman Egypt, this novel brings to bring to life the greatest love story of all time. Sixteen-year-old Hal Stevens is a budding historical scholar from a small town in Colorado. A virtual outcast at high school, he has only two friends: Roberto the Biker Witch and Cleo Mallawi. Cleo claims to be the reincarnation of Queen Cleopatra. She also believes she's being stalked by an ancient Egyptian demon, Ammut, the Devourer of the Dead. But when Hal and Roberto find Cleo murdered in the forest near her home, it appears she may have been telling the truth. Her last request sends them journeying to Egypt with famed archaeologist Dr. James Moriarity, where it quickly becomes clear that Cleo has set them on the search of a lifetime: the search for the lost graves of Marc Antony and Cleopatra. But they are not alone in their search. Cleo's murderers are watching their every move. And not all of them are human...

This cli-fi novel from a notable archaeologist and anthropologist explores a frozen future where archaic species struggle to survive an apocalyptic Ice Age One thousand years in the future, the zyme, a thick blanket of luminous green slime, covers the oceans. Glaciers three-miles-high rise over the continents. The old stories say that when the Jemen, godlike beings from the past, realized their efforts to halt global warming had gone terribly wrong, they made a desperate gamble to save life on earth and recreated species that had survived the worst of the earth's Ice Ages. Sixteen-summers-old Lynx and his best friend Quiller are members of the Sealion People—archaic humans known as Denisovans. They live in a world growing colder, a world filled with monstrous predators that hunt them for food. When they flee to a new land, they meet a strange old man who impossibly seems to be the last of the Jemen. He tells Lynx the only way he can save his world is by sacrificing himself to the last true god, a quantum computer named Quancee.

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This second book in a cli-fi series from a nationally-recognized anthropologist explores a frozen future where archaic species struggle to survive an apocalyptic Ice Age In the brutal Ice Age caused by the ancient Jemen war, many archaic human species, including Denisovans and Homo erectus, hover on the verge of extinction. There seems no way out, until the greatest Neandertal holy man, Trogon, has a vision. Legends say the truce that ended the old war left one hostage in the hands of the victorious rebels: the godlike Jemen leader known as the Old Woman of the Mountain. According to Trogon’s vision, only one person knows the location of that burial cave. Trogon must capture young Quiller and force her to lead him there…for the Old Woman may not be dead. She may only have been in stasis for a thousand summers, and when reawakened she will save them from oblivion. But according to the Denisovans—Quiller’s people—Trogon is the most powerful witch alive. He’s up to something evil that will surely spell their destruction. He must be stopped before it’s too late. Quiller’s best friend Lynx must brave towering glaciers, dire wolves, and prides of giant lions to save her and stop Trogon.

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Join the RBI—a group of teen agents with special gifts—on a series of action-packed adventures as they travel the world! The RBI travel to the plains of East Africa to investigate strange sightings of unbelievable animals, and find local people terrified of the unnatural animal cries they hear in the night. With DUL agents hot on their trail, the RBI find themselves on one of their most scary and dangerous missions so far as the adventure leads them to the mysterious lost island.

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security. Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment--only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. As they ponder the strange map, they realize that the treasure it leads to is no ordinary fortune. It is something far more precious: an amazing discovery that could perhaps even save Gideon's life. Together with his new partner, Amy, Gideon follows a trail of cryptic clues to an unknown island in a remote corner of the Caribbean Sea. There, off the hostile and desolate Mosquito Coast, the pair realize the extraordinary treasure they are hunting conceals an even greater shock-a revelation so profound that it may benefit the entire human race . . . if Gideon and Amy can survive.

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The years-long New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Best Historical Novel that is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (O, The Oprah Magazine)—soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks starring Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, and Alicia Vikander, and directed by Derek Cianfrance. After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them. “Elegantly rendered…heart-wrenching…beautifully drawn” (USA TODAY), The Light Between Oceans is a gorgeous debut novel, not soon to be forgotten.

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A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

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Get ready for heart-pounding action, mystery, and hijinks in the thrilling sequel to The Inventors at No. 8! Things are finally looking up for George, the 3rd Lord of Devonshire. Not only did he and his friends outwit a nefarious criminal organization, the extremely rare (and extremely valuable) mushrooms growing in his attic ensure he'll never need money again. After years of misery, George is no longer the unluckiest boy in London. Nothing could go wrong... Until Don Nadie, the leader of the Society of Nobodies, moves in next door with his sights set on George...and everything goes wrong. Overnight, George finds himself framed for poisoning the king (a crime he most assuredly did not commit) and once again on the run with his best friend Ada Byron, the future Countess of Lovelace. Together, they must navigate the high seas in Ada's latest invention, a submersible mechanical whale, all while trying to stay one step ahead of their enemies. Chased to the ends of the earth, it's up to George, Ada, and their friends to clear the Devonshire name-and maybe even save the world. In this rollicking sequel, author A.M. Morgen raises the stakes and delivers a humor- and heart-filled story sure to appeal to fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Inquisitor's Tale.

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Important Information and Presentation: Our book is free. The whole book can be read in “Free Sample” section. It is not necessary to give your credit card information. You can download our book in word or pdf format from the following web addresses: goo.gl/hNIUou or yadi.sk/d/09r41tL9ecYUA You can download the text of our book and its visual/interactive versions from the folder of “New Perspectives from the Treatise of Small Words” in “English Books” section in this address. Besides, you can view or download the files of all of our books, and videos, texts and PowerPoint presentations of our seminars altogether or one by one, from these storage spaces where all of our work on Risale-i Nur (Treatise of Light) are uploaded. In Google Books and Google Play, it is not possible to open and view the links and videos just by clicking them. We suggest that you download the Pdf files from the address we provide before or from Google Books and read them. Our Website for Journeys of Discovery Risale-i Nur (Treatise of Light) Training Program http://www.kesifyolculuklari.com http://www.risaleinuregitimprogrami.com Alternative Website: http://www.risaleinuregitimprogramidotcom.wordpress.com Web address of our YouTube Video Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/EdizSözüer BOOK PRESENTATION: LOST ISLAND Text Version New Perspectives from the Treatise of Small Words Risale-i Nur (Treatise of Light) Training Program "Small Words" has a special place within Risale-i Nur, in terms of providing a basic approach towards the discovery of the reasonableness of Religion's offer. The "LOST ISLAND", which is an explanation of "Small Words", is the first stop in searching and finding of a great truth. You are also invited to this great adventure. In order to discover the deep and highest truth of world, humanity and the religion and to make it more familiar to the mind, the representations in which in fact all of us live and play a leading role are used together with a cinematic language. In fact, you did not come to this island to get lost but to discover the higher truth offered by religion to mankind… A truth that is revealed by striking researches and rational proofs and that has the potential to change your life… This book is a part of our larger work, the book called “A Journey of Discovery for an Extraordinary Treasure: Risale-i Nur (The Treatise of Light) Training Program” which is the basic/source and the curriculum of “The Journeys of Discovery Risale-i Nur Training Program” This work is a part of our basic/source book called “A Journey of Discovery for an Extraordinary Treasure: Risale-i Nur (The Treatise of Light) Training Program” upon which our “Journeys of Discovery, Risale-i Nur Training Program” is constructed and it is “Discovering the High Truth of Belief, Worship and Salaat (Prayer)” and “The Insight into the Covered Truth of the Religion and the Universe”, which is the First and Second discoveries of the five discovery, dealt with in the first main part of that book, which is called “Discovering the Value of the Treasure of Faith”. We strongly suggest and present this book to those who regularly read Risale-i Nur as well as to those who want to get some information for the first time. The epilogue of our book which is entitled “Your Journey Just Begins Now!” is also included in this work as it contains emotional, striking and impressive points coming sincerely from the deepest parts of our hearts about the reading of Risale-i Nur and attendance to the Risale-i Nur Lectures. BOOK INDEX * An Important Introductory Note (Use of Examples, Representations/Similes, and Comparisons as a Method of Verification in Risale-i Nur) * The Persuasiveness of the Logical Inferences Used in Small Words * LOST ISLAND * 1. Discovery: Discovering the High Truth of Belief, Worship and Salaat (Prayer) * Telling and Remembering the name of Allah (1. Word) * The Universe is a Place of Festivity (2. Word) * Discovering the High Truth of Worship (3. Word) * Exploring the Truth of Salaah/Prayer (4. Word) * Irresponsible Doctor, Mentally Ill Soldier (5. Word) * The World's Most Profitable Trade Agreement (6.Word) * 2. Discovery: The Insight into the Covered Truth of the Religion and the Universe * The Insight into the Covered Hidden Truth of Religion and the Universe (7.Word) * Down the Rabbit Hole! (8.Word) Sub Headings: - A Critical Assessment of the Law of Attraction and Quantum Thinking Technique - Down the Rabbit Hole!

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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food. As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band--and meeting the man who would become her husband--her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her. Vivacious and plainspoken, lyrical and honest, Zauner's voice is as radiantly alive on the page as it is onstage. Rich with intimate anecdotes that will resonate widely, and complete with family photos, Crying in H Mart is a book to cherish, share, and reread.

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A 17th century Italian nobleman is marooned on an empty ship in this “astonishing intellectual journey" by the author of Foucault’s Pendulum (San Francisco Chronicle). In the year 1643, a violent storm in the South Pacific leaves Roberto della Griva shipwrecked—on a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island. The ship is fully provisioned, he discovers, but the crew is missing. As Roberto explores the different cabinets in the hold, he looks back on various episodes from his life: Ferrante, his imaginary evil brother; the siege of Casale, that meaningless chess move in the Thirty Years' War in which he lost his father and his illusions; and the lessons given him on Reasons of State, fencing, the writing of love letters, and blasphemy. In this “intellectually stimulating and dramatically intriguing” novel, Umberto Eco conjures a young dreamer searching for love and meaning; and an old Jesuit who, with his clocks and maps, has plumbed the secrets of longitudes, the four moons of Jupiter, and the Flood (Chicago Tribune).

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Islands—as well as entire continents—are reputed to have disappeared in many parts of the world. Yet there is little information on this subject concerning its largest ocean, the Pacific. Over the years, geologists have amassed data that point to the undeniable fact of islands having disappeared in the Pacific, a phenomenon that the oral traditions of many groups of Pacific Islanders also highlight. There are even a few instances where fragments of Pacific continents have disappeared, becoming hidden from view rather than being submerged. In this scientifically rigorous yet readily comprehensible account of the fascinating subject of vanished islands and hidden continents in the Pacific, the author ranges far and wide, from explanations of the region’s ancient history to the meanings of island myths. Using both original and up-to-date information, he shows that there is real value in bringing together myths and the geological understanding of land movements. A description of the Pacific Basin and the "ups and downs" of the land within its vast ocean is followed by chapters explaining how—long before humans arrived in this part of the world—islands and continents that no longer exist were once present. A succinct account is given of human settlement of the region and the establishment of cultural contexts for the observation of occasional catastrophic earth-surface changes and their encryption in folklore. The author also addresses the persistent myths of a "sunken continent" in the Pacific, which became widespread after European arrival and were subsequently incorporated into new age and pseudoscience explanations of our planet and its inhabitants. Finally, he presents original data and research on island disappearances witnessed by humans, recorded in oral and written traditions, and judged by geoscience to be authentic. Examples are drawn from throughout the Pacific, showing that not only have islands collapsed, and even vanished, within the past few hundred years, but that they are also liable to do so in the future.

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Introduction of the Book and Important Information: Our book is free. The whole book can be read in “Free Sample” section. It is not necessary to give your credit card information. You can download our book in word or pdf format from the following web addresses: goo.gl/hNIUou or yadi.sk/d/09r41tL9ecYUA You can download the text of our book and its visual/interactive versions from the folder of “New Perspectives from the Treatise of Small Words” in “English Books” section in this address. Besides, you can view or download the files of all of our books, and videos, texts and PowerPoint presentations of our seminars altogether or one by one, from these storage spaces where all of our work on Risale-i Nur (Treatise of Light) are uploaded. In Google Books and Google Play, it is not possible to open and view the links and videos just by clicking them. We suggest that you download the Pdf files from the address we provide before or from Google Books and read them. Our Website for Journeys of Discovery Risale-i Nur (Treatise of Light) Training Program http://www.kesifyolculuklari.com http://www.risaleinuregitimprogrami.com Alternative Website: http://www.risaleinuregitimprogramidotcom.wordpress.com Web address of our YouTube Video Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/EdizSözüer BOOK PRESENTATION: LOST ISLAND Visual/Interactive Book - New Perspectives from the Treatise of Small Words – Risale-i Nur (Treatise of Light) Training Program We are inviting you for an utterly different experience, an interactive book full of incredible discoveries, where you will come to an impressive visual journey. READING THE BOOK OF UNIVERSE AND RISALE-I NUR HAS NEVER BEEN SO PLEASANT. "Small Words" has a special place within Risale-i Nur, in terms of providing a basic approach towards the discovery of the reasonableness of Religion's offer. The "LOST ISLAND", which is an explanation of "Small Words", is the first stop in searching and finding of a great truth. You are also invited to this great adventure. In order to discover the deep and highest truth of world, humanity and the religion and to make it more familiar to the mind, the representations in which in fact all of us live and play a leading role are used together with a cinematic language. In total, there are 168 visuals and 13 videos utilized (rate of visuality is 50%) in this enormous study, where interactive visuals are also used. It is a first attempt in its area worldwide. This book is a part of our larger work, the book called “A Journey of Discovery for an Extraordinary Treasure: Risale-i Nur (The Treatise of Light) Training Program” which is the basic/source and the curriculum of “The Journeys of Discovery Risale-i Nur Training Program” This work is a part of our basic/source book called “A Journey of Discovery for an Extraordinary Treasure: Risale-i Nur (The Treatise of Light) Training Program” upon which our “Journeys of Discovery, Risale-i Nur Training Program” is constructed and it is “Discovering the High Truth of Belief, Worship and Salaat (Prayer)” and “The Insight into the Covered Truth of the Religion and the Universe”, which is the First and Second discoveries of the five discovery, dealt with in the first main part of that book, which is called “Discovering the Value of the Treasure of Faith”. We strongly suggest and present this book to those who regularly read Risale-i Nur as well as to those who want to get some information for the first time. The epilogue of our book which is entitled “Your Journey Just Begins Now!” is also included in this work as it contains emotional, striking and impressive points coming sincerely from the deepest parts of our hearts about the reading of Risale-i Nur and attendance to the Risale-i Nur Lectures. WHY A VISUAL/INTERACTIVE BOOK Reading and watching the written truths in a verbal and visual format (with additional explanations not provided in our book) enables you to better understand and feel them. In this way, you are following the most fruitful method in understanding the knowledge of faith, which cannot be understood just with intellect but rather are “felt truths”, and in opening the door for new perspectives for them. We keenly believe that with this method of reinforcement (Allah willing) highest level of benefit will be realized in terms of understanding Risale-i Nur and the universe. When you open Pdf document on your computer with Adobe Reader you can read it better by choosing “two pages” option and zooming in. Since full-screen mode of the “Microsoft Word” changes the places of the visuals, you should read it in page format by zooming in. We would rather prefer if you would download it in Pdf format and read it with Adobe Acrobat due to both its small size and readability it in this way. It is possible to click links and open the word and Pdf files and videos within this interactive book in your computers and cell phones. (In your cell phone use Wps Office for Word and Adobe Acrobat Reader for Pdf files. Wps Office is a useful program which opens the footnotes when clicked upon but it can’t open the links in this way. For this reason, we suggest that you use Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to benefit from the interactive features of the book.) BOOK INDEX * An Important Introductory Note (Use of Examples, Representations/Similes, and Comparisons as a Method of Verification in Risale-i Nur) * The Persuasiveness of the Logical Inferences Used in Small Words * LOST ISLAND * 1. Discovery: Discovering the High Truth of Belief, Worship and Salaat (Prayer) * Telling and Remembering the name of Allah (1. Word) * The Universe is a Place of Festivity (2. Word) * Discovering the High Truth of Worship (3. Word) * Exploring the Truth of Salaah/Prayer (4. Word) * Irresponsible Doctor, Mentally Ill Soldier (5. Word) * The World's Most Profitable Trade Agreement (6.Word) * 2. Discovery: The Insight into the Covered Truth of the Religion and the Universe * The Insight into the Covered Hidden Truth of Religion and the Universe (7.Word) * Down the Rabbit Hole! (8.Word) Sub Headings: - A Critical Assessment of the Law of Attraction and Quantum Thinking Technique - Down the Rabbit Hole!

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Six tales — "Cinderella," "The Bronze Ring," "Felicia and the Pot of Pinks," "The White Cat," "The Story of Pretty Goldilocks," and "Snow-white and Rose-red"—will delight young and old. 23 illustrations.

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"Lost Island" by Ralph Henry Barbour, Henry P. Holt. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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The three most important people in my life—my husband and our two sons—along with a cherished nephew perished in a horrific boating accident off Charleston in 1997. I thought my life was over the night I received the cryptic phone call from a family pastor in Florida, asking me if I knew if more bodies had been found. From that awkward moment forward, I began to live every mother’s and wife’s nightmare. This book, so eloquently crafted by Capt. W. Russell Webster, will honor my family and detail the mistakes that were made and ensure that the many positive changes that have come from this tragedy are memorialized appropriately for future sailors and rescuers alike.

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“FAIRY TALES FROM MANY LANDS” is one of the all-time children’s classics. Between 1911 and 1938 it was reprinted on no less than 7 occasions – a record for a children’s book. Like Charles Perrault, the Grimm Bros. and Andrew Lang before her, Katherine Pyle has collected 15 stories from around the world, then edited and illustrated them. Herein you will find the stories of: The Seven Golden Peahens Mishosha, The Magician Of The Lake Haamdaanee And The Wise Gazelle The Two Sisters The Feather Of The Zhar Bird The Beautiful Maria Di Legno The Evil One Who Married Three Sisters The Faithful Dog Kempion Buttercup The Sun And The Moon How The Elephant And The Whale Were Tricked Cherry Diamonds And Roses And Pearls; and The Three Cows These are not the usual fare of fairy tales, which was why the book has been so successful. Here are tales from Serbia, the American Indians, the spice island of Zanzibar, the Hindus of India, the Cossacks, the Romans, Norse, Italian, Turkish and more besides. So sit back with a steamy beverage and be prepared to be entertained for many-an-hour with this series of forgotten children’s stories. If and when you come to pick up the book where you left it, don’t be surprised if you find a younger reader is now engrossed in these stories and is somewhat reluctant to let it go. 10% of the net sale will be donated to charities by the publisher. ============== KEYWORDS/TAGS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children’s stories, childrens stories, bygone era, fairydom, ethereal, fairy land, classic stories, children’s bedtime stories, happy place, happiness, seven, golden peahens, mishosha, magician, lake, haamdaanee, wise gazelle, two sisters, feather, zhar bird, beautiful, maria di legno, evil one, marry, three sisters, faithful dog, kempion, buttercup, sun, moon, elephant, whale, trick, cherry, diamonds, roses, pearls, three cows, Serbia, American Indian, Native American, spice islands, Zanzibar, Hindu, India, Cossack, Roman, Italian, Italy, Japanese, Scots, Scottish, Norse, Viking, Turkish, Turkey, Creole, English, England, French, France, Irish, Ireland,

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Maya Nelson isn't your typical thirteen-year-old. She's spent her whole life living on the sea with her marine biologist parents, her younger brother, Simon, and baby sister, Penny. Maya used to love living on a sailboat, but lately, everything feels terribly claustrophobic. Maya longs to go to school on land. To make friends. To lead a normal life. But when a violent storm hits and Maya's parents are washed overboard, life becomes anything but normal. The children manage to steer the boat toward a mysterious island, to a place that doesn't exist on a map. Welcome to Tamarind, where fish can fly, pirates patrol the waters, jaguars lurk, the islanders are at war, and an evil, child-stealing enchantress rules the jungle. Maya never imagined she'd have to face so many dangers. But then, who could have imagined a place like Tamarind. . . .? In her stunning first novel, Nadia Aguiar presents a heart-pounding adventure tale about a haunting, fantastical island cut off from the outside world.

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Award-winning archaeologists and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear begin the stunning saga of the North American equivalent of ancient Rome in People of the Morning Star. The city of Cahokia, at its height, covered more than six square miles around what is now St. Louis and included structures more than ten stories high. Cahokian warriors and traders roamed from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. What force on earth would motivate hundreds of thousands of people to pick up, move hundreds of miles, and once plopped down amidst a polyglot of strangers, build an incredible city? A religious miracle: the Cahokians believed that the divine hero Morning Star had been resurrected in the flesh. But not all is fine and stable in glorious Cahokia. To the astonishment of the ruling clan, an attempt is made on the living god's life. Now it is up to Morning Star's aunt, Matron Blue Heron, to keep it quiet until she can uncover the plot and bring the culprits to justice. If she fails, Cahokia will be torn asunder in warfare, rage, and blood as civil war consumes them all. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Costumed sisters Ava and Oona Magnolia stepped into the McClure Mansion among swirls of dancing masqueraders, not knowing where the night would take them. They thought they were safe from the Lost Island Strangler in the home of friends and surrounded by party guests, but things turned sideways that fateful night and began a chain of events involving vicious lies, stalking, and even murder. Eventually the sisters suspected even their close friends of terrible deeds, and they didn't know whom they could trust for help anymore. 2

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In these six stories George Mackay Brown leads us back along the sweep of Orkney's past and beyond even that to the remoteness of fable. He reveals the timelessness of the lived moment and the constants of island life in the harvest of sea and land and the compulsions of voyage and homecoming.

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Now as sumptuously packaged as they are critically acclaimed—new deluxe trade paperback editions of the beloved stories. Husain Haddawy’s rapturously received translation of The Arabian Nights is based on a landmark reconstruction of the earliest extant manuscript version. Readers of this classic will also want to own Sindbad, a collection of four later stories associated with the Arabian Nights tradition, including “Sindbad the Sailor” and “Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.”

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This carefully crafted ebook: “Treasure Island + The Mysterious Island (2 Unabridged Classics)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book on May 23, 1883, it was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881–82 under the title Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North. Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is an adventure tale known for its atmosphere, characters and action, and also as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality — as seen in Long John Silver — unusual for children's literature now and then. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen carrying parrots on their shoulders. The Mysterious Island (French: L'Île mystérieuse) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. The novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though thematically it is vastly different from those books. An early draft of the novel, initially rejected by Verne's publisher and wholly reconceived before publication, was titled Shipwrecked Family: Marooned With Uncle Robinson, seen as indicating the influence on the novel of Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson." The book tells the adventures of five American prisoners of war on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. Begining in the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia, five northern POWs decide to escape in a rather unusual way – by hijacking a balloon! This is only the beginning of their adventures...

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While shipwrecked on the island of Pala, Will Farnaby, a disenchanted journalist, discovers a utopian society that has flourished for the past 120 years. Although he at first disregards the possibility of an ideal society, as Farnaby spends time with the people of Pala his ideas about humanity change. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

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A New York Times Bestseller An Indie Bestseller Perfect for fans of Marie Lu and E. Lockhart, The Ones We're Meant to Find is a gripping and heartfelt YA sci-fi with mind-blowing twists. Set in a climate-ravaged future, Joan He's beautifully written novel follows the story of two sisters, separated by an ocean, desperately trying to find each other. Cee has been trapped on an abandoned island for three years without any recollection of how she arrived, or memories from her life prior. All she knows is that somewhere out there, beyond the horizon, she has a sister named Kay, and it’s up to Cee to cross the ocean and find her. In a world apart, 16-year-old STEM prodigy Kasey Mizuhara lives in an eco-city built for people who protected the planet?and now need protecting from it. With natural disasters on the rise due to climate change, eco-cities provide clean air, water, and shelter. Their residents, in exchange, must spend at least a third of their time in stasis pods, conducting business virtually whenever possible to reduce their environmental footprint. While Kasey, an introvert and loner, doesn’t mind the lifestyle, her sister Celia hated it. Popular and lovable, Celia much preferred the outside world. But no one could have predicted that Celia would take a boat out to sea, never to return. Now it’s been three months since Celia’s disappearance, and Kasey has given up hope. Logic says that her sister must be dead. But nevertheless, she decides to retrace Celia’s last steps. Where they’ll lead her, she does not know. Her sister was full of secrets. But Kasey has a secret of her own.

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They used to joke about it. Like many brilliant scientists, Josh sometimes had trouble remembering things that needed doing in the “real” world—like buying groceries, eating regular meals, and talking to people. But he was happy to have his beloved wife, Lauren, remind him with her “honey do” lists. He just never realized how much he would need one when she was gone. Being a widower is not something Joshua Park ever expected. Given his solitary job, small circle of friends and family, and the social awkwardness he’s always suffered from, Josh has no idea how to negotiate this new, unwanted phase of life. But Lauren had a plan to keep him moving forward. A plan hidden in the letters she leaves him, giving him a task for every month in the year after her death. A plan that leads Joshua with a loving hand on a journey through grief, anger, and denial. It’s a journey that will take Joshua from his first outing as a widower to buy groceries…to an attempt at a dinner party where his lack of experience hosting creates a comic disaster…to finding a new best friend while weeping in the dressing room of a clothing store. As his grief makes room for new friendships and experiences, Joshua learns Lauren’s most valuable lesson: The path to happiness doesn’t follow a straight line. Funny, sometimes heart-wrenching, and always uplifting, this novel from New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins illuminates how life’s greatest joys are often hiding in plain sight.

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"Fairy Tales from Many Lands" by Katharine Pyle. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies sold, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature.” For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life—until the unthinkable happens. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

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Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator and diplomat. Burton's best-known achievements include a well-documented journey to Mecca, in disguise; an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights; the publication of the Kama Sutra in English and an expedition with J. H. Spake to discover the source of Nile. Musaicum Books present his greatest works as an author, translator and explorer. His works and the works about his life act as the true legacy of his untamed travel spirit and eternal curiosity. Content Translations: Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana Book of Thousand Nights and A Night (Complete Edition) The Perfumed Garden of the Cheikh Nefzaoui Ananga Ranga Vikram and the Vampire Travel Writings: First Footsteps in East Africa Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah To the Gold Coast for Gold Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Unexplored Syria Historical Research: A New System of Sword Exercise for Infantry The Sentiment of the Sword: A Country-House Dialogue Poetry: The Kasîdah of Hâjî Abdû El-Yezdî The Gulistan of Sa'di Priapeia Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus Poem to His Wife Alma Minha Gentil, Que Te Partiste Em Quanto Quiz Fortuna Que Tivesse Eu Cantarei De Amor Tao Docemente No Mundo Poucos Annos, E Cansados Que Levas, Cruel Morte? Hum Claro Dia Ah! Minha Dinamene! Assim Deixaste Biography and Further Readings: Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright Romance of Isabel Lady Burton: The Story of Her Life Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile by J. H. Speke What Led to the Discovery of the Nile by J. H. Speke Arabian Society in the Middle Ages Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing, you’ll love This Tender Land...This story is as big-hearted as they come.” —Parade The unforgettable story of four orphans who travel the Mississippi River on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression. In the summer of 1932, on the banks of Minnesota’s Gilead River, Odie O’Banion is an orphan confined to the Lincoln Indian Training School, a pitiless place where his lively nature earns him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee after committing a terrible crime, he and his brother, Albert, their best friend, Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own. Over the course of one summer, these four orphans journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

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This meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:_x000D_ Novels:_x000D_ Uther and Igraine_x000D_ Love Among the Ruins_x000D_ The Slanderers_x000D_ The Seven Streams_x000D_ Bess of the Woods_x000D_ A Woman's War_x000D_ Bertrand of Brittany_x000D_ Mad Barbara (These White Hands)_x000D_ The Red Saint_x000D_ The Pride of Eve_x000D_ King Behind The King (The Shield of Love)_x000D_ Apples of Gold_x000D_ The Secret Sanctuary (The Saving of John Stretton)_x000D_ Sorrell and Son_x000D_ Doomsday_x000D_ Kitty_x000D_ Old Pybus_x000D_ Roper's Row_x000D_ Exiles_x000D_ The Road (The Ten Commandments)_x000D_ Old Wine and New_x000D_ The Challenge of Love (Sincerity)_x000D_ Smith_x000D_ The Eyes of Love (Fox Farm)_x000D_ Two Black Sheep_x000D_ Seven Men Came Back_x000D_ The Man on the White Horse_x000D_ Valour_x000D_ Sackcloth into Silk (The Golden Cord)_x000D_ The White Gate_x000D_ No Hero—This_x000D_ Blind Man's Year_x000D_ The Woman at the Door_x000D_ The Malice of Men_x000D_ Shabby Summer (Folly Island)_x000D_ The Man Who Went Back_x000D_ The Dark House_x000D_ Mr Gurney and Mr Slade (The Cleric's Secret)_x000D_ The Impudence of Youth_x000D_ Laughing House_x000D_ Man in Chains_x000D_ Caroline Terrace_x000D_ Slade_x000D_ Short Stories:_x000D_ Countess Glika and Other Stories:_x000D_ Countess Glika_x000D_ The Red Shirt_x000D_ The Girl on the Mountain_x000D_ The Lady of the Terrace_x000D_ Bitter Silence_x000D_ The Short Stories of Warwick Deeping:_x000D_ Wilmer's Wife_x000D_ Two Men_x000D_ The Pool of the Satyr_x000D_ Old Fagus_x000D_ That Vulgar Person_x000D_ The Immortals_x000D_ The Harmless Satyr_x000D_ Silver's Bus_x000D_ Poet and Peasant_x000D_ Gustave_x000D_ Sand Dunes_x000D_ The First Wrinkle_x000D_ Shipwreck and a Shrew_x000D_ Caliban_x000D_ Noise_x000D_ Six Months to Live_x000D_ Sennen Climbs a Wall_x000D_ Rachel in Search of Reality_x000D_ Ridicule_x000D_ The Great Saaba Bridge_x000D_ The Blue Tulip_x000D_ A Red Blind_x000D_ The Three Trees_x000D_ The Red Van_x000D_ Stockings_x000D_ Sappho_x000D_ The Black Cat_x000D_ The Other Woman_x000D_ About It?_x000D_ Contraband_x000D_ Heritage_x000D_ Discord_x000D_ Restitution_x000D_ At "The Golden Palace" _x000D_ The Hesperides_x000D_ Elizabeth_x000D_ The Man Who Came Back_x000D_ The Child_x000D_ Paternity_x000D_ The Strange Case of Sybil Carberry_x000D_ The Cave_x000D_ Precious Stones_x000D_ Barron's Broken Head_x000D_ In the Snow_x000D_ Laughing Sickness_x000D_ The Man with the Red Tie_x000D_ Escape_x000D_ The Sand-pit_x000D_ The Liars_x000D_ The Broken Violin_x000D_ The Son_x000D_ Two in a Train and Other Stories:_x000D_ Two in a Train_x000D_ The Rainbow_x000D_ The Madness of Professor Pye_x000D_ Lucky Ship_x000D_ A Waxwork Sow_x000D_ Compassion_x000D_ Francois_x000D_ Jack and Andrew_x000D_ Out of the Sea…_x000D_ _x000D_

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Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator and diplomat. Burton's best-known achievements include a well-documented journey to Mecca, in disguise; an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights; the publication of the Kama Sutra in English and an expedition with J. H. Spake to discover the source of Nile. E-artnow present his greatest works as an author, translator and explorer. His works and the works about his life act as the true legacy of his untamed travel spirit and eternal curiosity. _x000D_ Content_x000D_ Translations:_x000D_ Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana_x000D_ Book of Thousand Nights and A Night (Complete Edition)_x000D_ The Perfumed Garden of the Cheikh Nefzaoui_x000D_ Ananga Ranga_x000D_ Vikram and the Vampire_x000D_ Travel Writings:_x000D_ First Footsteps in East Africa_x000D_ Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah _x000D_ To the Gold Coast for Gold_x000D_ Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo_x000D_ Unexplored Syria _x000D_ Historical Research:_x000D_ A New System of Sword Exercise for Infantry_x000D_ The Sentiment of the Sword: A Country-House Dialogue_x000D_ Poetry:_x000D_ The Kasîdah of Hâjî Abdû El-Yezdî_x000D_ The Gulistan of Sa'di_x000D_ Priapeia_x000D_ Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus_x000D_ Poem to His Wife_x000D_ Alma Minha Gentil, Que Te Partiste_x000D_ Em Quanto Quiz Fortuna Que Tivesse_x000D_ Eu Cantarei De Amor Tao Docemente_x000D_ No Mundo Poucos Annos, E Cansados_x000D_ Que Levas, Cruel Morte? Hum Claro Dia_x000D_ Ah! Minha Dinamene! Assim Deixaste_x000D_ Biography and Further Readings:_x000D_ Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright_x000D_ Romance of Isabel Lady Burton: The Story of Her Life_x000D_ Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile by J. H. Speke_x000D_ What Led to the Discovery of the Nile by J. H. Speke_x000D_ Arabian Society in the Middle Ages_x000D_ Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia

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The Mascarene islands in the southern Indian Ocean - Mauritius, Réunion and Rodrigues - were once home to an extraordinary range of birds and reptiles. Evolving on these isolated volcanic islands in the absence of mammalian predators or competitors, the land was dominated by giant tortoises, parrots, skinks and geckos, burrowing boas, flightless rails & herons, and of course (in Mauritius) the Dodo. Uninhabited and only discovered in the 1500s, colonisation by European settlers in the 1600s led to dramatic changes in the ecology of the islands; the birds and tortoises were slaughtered indiscriminately while introduced rats, cats, pigs and monkeys destroyed their eggs, the once-extensive forests logged, and invasive introduced plants from all over the tropics devastated the ecosystem. The now-familiar icon of extinction, the Dodo, was gone from Mauritius within 50 years of human settlement, and over the next 150 years many of the Mascarenes' other native vertebrates followed suit. The product of over 30 years research by Anthony Cheke, Lost Land of the Dodo provides a comprehensive yet hugely enjoyable account of the story of the islands' changing ecology, interspersed with human stories, the islands' biogeographical anomalies, and much else. Many French publications, old and new, especially for Réunion, are discussed and referenced in English for the first time. The book is richly illustrated with maps and contemporary illustrations of the animals and their environment, many of which have rarely been reprinted before. Illustrated box texts look in detail at each extinct vertebrate species, while Julian Hume's superb colour plates bring many of the extinct birds to life. Lost Land of the Dodo provides the definitive account of this tragic yet remarkable fauna, and is a must-read for anyone interested in islands, their ecology and the history of our relationship with the world around us.

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Some of the best-loved stories in the world. Originating in Persia, India and Arabia, they were the daily entertainment of the common people. In this edition they are retold especially for children. this collection includes the voyages of Sindbad the Sailor, Ali Baby and the Forty Thieves and the Tale of the Hunchback.

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An expanded, updated edition of the classic study of Cuban-American culture, this engaging book, which mixes the author’s own story with his reflections as a trained observer, explores how both famous and ordinary members of the “1.5 Generation” (Cubans who came to the United States as children or teens) have lived “life on the hyphen”—neither fully Cuban nor fully American, but a fertile hybrid of both. Offering an in-depth look at Cuban-Americans who have become icons of popular and literary culture—including Desi Arnaz, Oscar Hijuelos, musician Pérez Prado, and crossover pop star Gloria Estefan, as well as poets José Kozer and Orlando González Esteva, performers Willy Chirino and Carlos Oliva, painter Humberto Calzada, and others—Gustavo Pérez Firmat chronicles what it means to be Cuban in America. The first edition of Life on the Hyphen won the Eugene M. Kayden National University Press Book Award and received honorable mentions for the Modern Language Association’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize and the Latin American Studies Association’s Bryce Wood Book Award.

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Many Japanese once revered the wolf as Oguchi no Magami, or Large-Mouthed Pure God, but as Japan began its modern transformation wolves lost their otherworldly status and became noxious animals that needed to be killed. By 1905 they had disappeared from the country. In this spirited and absorbing narrative, Brett Walker takes a deep look at the scientific, cultural, and environmental dimensions of wolf extinction in Japan and tracks changing attitudes toward nature through Japan's long history. Grain farmers once worshiped wolves at shrines and left food offerings near their dens, beseeching the elusive canine to protect their crops from the sharp hooves and voracious appetites of wild boars and deer. Talismans and charms adorned with images of wolves protected against fire, disease, and other calamities and brought fertility to agrarian communities and to couples hoping to have children. The Ainu people believed that they were born from the union of a wolflike creature and a goddess. In the eighteenth century, wolves were seen as rabid man-killers in many parts of Japan. Highly ritualized wolf hunts were instigated to cleanse the landscape of what many considered as demons. By the nineteenth century, however, the destruction of wolves had become decidedly unceremonious, as seen on the island of Hokkaido. Through poisoning, hired hunters, and a bounty system, one of the archipelago's largest carnivores was systematically erased. The story of wolf extinction exposes the underside of Japan's modernization. Certain wolf scientists still camp out in Japan to listen for any trace of the elusive canines. The quiet they experience reminds us of the profound silence that awaits all humanity when, as the Japanese priest Kenko taught almost seven centuries ago, we "look on fellow sentient creatures without feeling compassion."

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A "rest of the story" account of the famous HMS "Bounty" mutineers who parted ways with Captain Bligh and company, "The Lonely Island" follows the mutineers to a remote, uninhabited island where they hope to finish their days in peace and quiet. For more than twenty years they remained undiscovered on Pitcairn's Island, far off the beaten sailing routes of ships at sea. "The Lonely Island," accordingly to Ballantyne, .,."is essentially a 'true story, ' the merest spider-web of fiction having been employed to bind it together." Readers of this tale discover how men without a reliance and faith in Jesus Christ, left to their own devices, will not experience peace and success. But, when God chooses to work in men's hearts, the change is remarkable. (Illustrated)

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The Lost World MEGAPACKTM explores strange lands and peoples lost from the rest of civilization -- strange continents, hidden valleys, microscopic worlds, and underground kingdoms are just the tip of the iceberg! With classic stories from well-known authors like Jules Verne, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Arthur Conan Doyle to more recent works by Lin Carter, Don Wilcox, Eando Binder, and many others, this is the lost world collection you've been waiting for. Even if you're a connoisseur of lost world fiction, you'll find stories here that you've never encountered before. Or if you're new to the genre, you will find this collection a treasure-trove of fantastic fiction from cover to cover! Included are: THE LOST WORLD, by Arthur Conan Doyle PEOPLE OF THE PYRAMIDS, by William P. McGivern KING SOLOMON'S MINES, by H. Rider Haggard LAND OF THE SHADOW DRAGONS, by Eando Binder JOURNEY TO THE UNDERGROUND WORLD, by Lin Carter THE MOON POOL, by A. Merritt THE METAL MONSTER, by A. Merritt A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, by Jules Verne THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, by Rudyard Kipling THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADO, by Frank Aubrey TERROR ISLAND, by Alex Shell Briscoe AT THE EARTH'S CORE, by Edgar Rice Burroughs PELLUCIDAR, by Edgar Rice Burroughs THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, by Edgar Rice Burroughs THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT, by Edgar Rice Burroughs OUT OF TIME'S ABYSS, by Edgar Rice Burroughs UNDER THE ANDES, by Rex Stout THE MAN WHO MEASURED THE WIND, by Harold Lamb DWELLERS OF THE DEEP, by Don Wilcox VRIL, THE POWER OF THE COMING RACE, by Edward Bulwer, Lord Lytton SYMZONIA: VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY, by Adam Seaborn A STRANGE MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN A COPPER CYLINDER, by James De Mille If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 150+ entries in the MEGAPACKTM ebook series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more! The MEGAPACKTM ebook series name is a trademark of Wildside Press, LLC.

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Dramatic New Series from Fan Favorite Michael Phillips The death of the clan patriarch has thrown the tiny Shetland Islands community of Whales Reef into turmoil. Everyone assumed MacGregor Tulloch's heir to be his grand-nephew David, a local favorite, but when it is discovered that MacGregor left no will, David's grasping cousin Hardy submits his own claim to the inheritance, an estate that controls most of the island's land. And while Hardy doesn't enjoy much popular support, he has the backing of a shadowy group of North Sea oil investors. The courts have frozen the estate's assets while the competing claims are investigated, leaving many of the residents in financial limbo. The future of the island--and its traditional way of life--hangs in the balance. Loni Ford is enjoying her rising career in a large investment firm in Washington, DC. Yet in spite of her outward success, she is privately plagued by questions of identity. Orphaned as a young child, she was raised by her paternal grandparents, and while she loves them dearly, she feels completely detached from her roots. That is until a mysterious letter arrives from a Scottish solicitor. . . . Past and present collide in master storyteller Phillips's dramatic new saga of loss and discovery, of grasping and grace, and of the dreams of men and women everywhere.

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For Fidgie, living in pre-war Wales, the long school holiday stretched blissfully ahead. With her new friend Chaz as companion for idyllic summer days by the sea, she was able frequently to escape her edgy mother and her malicious older sister, Cly. Her father, mercifully, was away from home ... Through Fidgie's clear eyes the events of a brief hot spell in August unfold: her family and neighbours become involved in adultery, deception, and other, darker, misdemeanours. The eight-year-old child is an engaging and lively narrator; swept along by her extraordinarily compelling tale, the reader will realise that underlying Fidgie's innocent accounts of family meals, fishing trips round the bay, tree-climbing and playing at May Queens, a very adult sub-text is developing. Its conclusion is both tragic and inevitable. Anthea Halliwell's novel marks the emergence of a delightfully individual voice and a most original storytelling talent.

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