Mortal Jigsaw Puzzle

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Mortal Jigsaw Puzzle

Mortal Jigsaw Puzzle

  • Author : Grieving Patriot
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 723
  • Release Date : 2012-01-16

The Mortal Jigsaw puzzle follows the struggles of a heroic urban vice principal, as he attempts to control a large high school teetering on the verge of chaos. During the course of an infamous day known as Fat Lip Friday, the ghetto principal tries valiantly to keep control of his school in the midst of a full blown gang war. Immersed in an environment replete with urban music, violence, verbiage, and dress, the reader is bombarded with shocking images of life in the modern hood. As the visceral educational conflagration unfolds, the protagonist, Jose Perez, unexpectedly catches glimpses of a diabolical conspiracy of which street gangs are just a small part. Thanks to his keen senses, Mr. Perez slowly collects the pieces to a profoundly disturbing global puzzle comprised of codes, lyrics, art, and symbols of Egyptian, Masonic, and satanic origin. While attempting to place the gratuitous carnage and depravity of the inner city into perspective, Mr. Perez accidentally stumbles upon an interdisciplinary mind control plan which draws upon religion, politics, economics, psychology, marketing, history, and the occult. Alarmed by his findings, Mr. Perez warns his community of their pending doom, only to be hunted down by the very debt cattle whom he tries to save from oblivion. In the end, both his community and his nation are condemned to fall under this nefarious plot, as this educators quixotic mission abruptly ends with an ominous knock on his front door.

Are you seeking eternal happiness and everlasting peace? Are you in search of the ultimate purpose of life? Then this is the perfect book for you. The 100 Realizations in this book are the 100 pieces of the Spiritual Jigsaw Puzzle, that, once put together, will lead you to be enlightened with the Truth, the ultimate purpose of life. The enlightened picture liberates us from the body, mind and ego, and we become free from all misery and suffering. Our search for God ends. We Realize the Divine in the temple of our heart, experiencing a spiritual ecstasy unknown to common man. This book will help you put the pieces of the Spiritual Jigsaw Puzzle together and create a metamorphosis in your life.

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immortality, longevity, science fiction, robin cook, michael crichton

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“Redefines ‘unputdownable.’” —Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of Iluminae “I was thrilled. I was shocked.” —NPR “Stunning twists and turns.” —BCCB (starred review) In this gripping debut novel, seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father’s message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague. Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius. That’s no surprise, since Cat’s father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own. When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race. Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?

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All six books in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series, now available in a collectible hardcover boxed set. Enter the secret world of the Shadowhunters with this handsomely packaged boxed set that includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire. The Mortal Instruments books have more than five million copies in print, and this collectible set of six hardcover volumes is a perfect gift for newcomers to the series and for loyal fans alike.

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Light-hearted ghost story with constant bites of satire. A strike prevents a dead trades unionist taking his place in the afterlife. He returns to Earth to haunt a stately home, and angry that the wealthy owner makes money from tourists, he sets out to frighten them away. Two roguish guardian angels look upon the whole proceedings. But what is Destiny's true plan for the haunting?

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Still pursuing a cure for her mother's enchantment, Clary uses all her powers and ingenuity to get into Idris, the forbidden country of the secretive Shadowhunters, and to its capital, the City of Glass, where with the help of a newfound friend, Sebastian, she uncovers important truths about her family's past that will not only help save her mother but all those that she holds most dear.

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Is there one visual culture or are there multiple visual cultures? On the one hand, it is obvious that images do not exist and cannot be understood independently. Rather, they are embedded in institutions and cultural contexts. This common ground suggests an understanding of visual culture as a singular phenomenon. On the other hand the plurality of pictorial representations - from Sitcoms to illustrations in childrens' books, from cartoons to satellite photos, from high art to everyday life - suggests the conception of visual culture as a singular phenomenon to be misleading. The visual world is a field of conflict and tension between self and other, mainstream and counterculture. The articles in this book include both theoretical reflections on the dialectics of visual culture(s) as well as case studies. The focus lies on examples from the U.S. American context - from the focusing on Native Americans as the 'Vanishing Race' in the 19th-century Photography to the TV coverage of the Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster in February, 2003. This book is therefore highly recommendable to both students and scholars of American Studies als well as those interested in the interdisciplinary debate on visual culture(s).

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Imagine Jesus ruling over a kingdom that encompasses the entire planet with no one denying that Christ is God. Perfect justice will prevail throughout the world, and any rebellion will draw quick retribution. Righteousness will triumph over evil everywhere, and God’s glory will extend from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth. The greatest thing about the above scenario is that it is true! Yet, because many sermons and Bible studies on prophetic subjects tend to focus upon darker events foretold in Scripture, most believers know little about it. Handed pen and paper, many believers could probably write out relatively well-informed descriptions of end-time topics such as the Tribulation, the Antichrist, and the Battle of Armageddon, but ask them to describe the Millennium and many would respond with a blank stare. If that describes you, this book will fill you in on the bright future that awaits you. One Thousand Years provides an overview of Christ’s glorious earthly kingdom and explains why its literal fulfillment is guaranteed in Scripture.

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Ariel Dantes is running out of time. Her brother Armand has disappeared while investigating a secretive cult professing to be a coven of witches and warlocks. When the police won't agree to open a case, Ariel must track down the last man to see her brother--self-professed warlock Lucien Morgret. Bar owner and banished warlock, Lucien will do anything to protect his former coven. His doubts about the coven's safety have been building, and now a journalist is missing. He'll help Ariel . . . as long as she obeys his rules. If Lucien and Ariel want to save Armand and the coven, they need to work fast. With time against them, and a rogue warlock practicing the forbidden Old Ways, they're running out of options. Lucien realizes he will need to meld with Ariel's mind - and body -in order to fight the darkness. But will mating with this mortal woman save him or damn him? Will they lose themselves, and the ones they love, forever?

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From the acclaimed author of Cashelmara: the “grippingly readable” New York Times–bestselling saga of a noble English family torn apart (The Sunday Times). Overlooking the bleak cliffs of Cornwall is Penmarric, the ancestral home of Mark Castallack. The stunning gothic manor is the picture of English nobility, wealth, and comfort. But as the twentieth century unfolds, those behind Penmarric’s towering walls face nothing short of disaster. As Mark and his children struggle to save their home and their aristocratic way of life, they must engage in a bitter fight against greed, ambition, betrayal, and even murder. Over her forty-year career, Susan Howatch has taken on the Anglican Communion and the British elite, and established herself as the queen of the historical family saga with such bestsellers as The Wheel of Fortune. Now, discover the magnificent, sweeping novel that started her reign and made her an international-bestselling author. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Susan Howatch including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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The transcendental truth had always been hidden from the spiritual being.Even among the enigma of supernatural existence the celestial contradictions of the consecrated cosmos were concealed from the Archangel and Seraphim.But the days of a duplicitous divine design were numbered.Infinity's lies are about to come to an end.The mutiny of three malevolent malcontents are ready to destroy the Deity's deceit as Parrish May and Ecole's insurrection ignites the flames of divine dissidence in heaven and earth releasing an angelic apocalypse.But can the three subversive seraphs rebellion alter the numinous nebula of creation with their seditious symmetry?Or will the inviolable equilibrium of eternity's playground come to a bitter end?

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The national bestselling author of the beloved Mithgar fantasies, Dennis L. McKiernan continues his enchanting seasonal fairytale cycle with a spellbinding story of love and legend. Once upon an autumn eve, a wounded knight named Sieur Luc rides into the Autumnwood—and into the heart of Liaze, Princess of that demesne. Liaze soon discovers that Sieur Luc is not an ordinary knight, but a man with a secret past—a past not even he knows, filled with enemies he does not suspect and allies he has not seen. And even as love blooms between Luc and Liaze, dark forces snatch him away. The Fates themselves intervene—but the Fates are bound by rules of their own, and can only give guidance in riddles and spoken enigmas. Even so, alone and grimly determined, Liaze sets out on a desperate quest to follow the trail of her true love. But no tracks whatsoever mark the way, and for guidance, she has only arcane words and the way of her heart. “Dennis L. McKiernan always manages to enchant his readers with his fabulous fantasy novels . . . Readers will not be disappointed with this beautiful adult fairy tale.”—Midwest Book Review

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Our World in Metaphors which is driven by the truth offers an in-depth and thought provoking insight into the state of our world as a body, the dangers ahead and proposes solutions to help save our world by thoroughly overhauling, replacing and repairing all its damaged parts.

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'A quietly devastating novel about our failings and how we cope' Patrick Gale It’s Minneapolis in the 1970s, and two women meet in the Women's Coffeehouse. Marge is a bus driver, and Peg is training to be a psychotherapist. Over the next twenty years, they stay together, through the challenges any couple faces and some that no one expects. Then one day things change, and Marge has to work out what she’s left with – and if she still belongs to the family she's adopted as her own. Other People Manage is a novel about hard-earned but everyday love. It's about family and it's about loss. It's the kind of novel that only someone who has lived enough of life could write - frequently funny, at times almost unbearably moving, but above all extraordinarily wise.

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Heather Marie Neuberth 10/18/1986- 03/28/2019 This Book is Dedicated to the memory of my beloved daughter Heather This book begins with an encounter I had with a terminally ill patient of mine. After his encouraging plea to this nurse, to “write a book”, I decided to share the stories that have lived with and treasured. This book is non-fiction, it describes my true Near-death experience. It includes my recollections of Heaven, and those family members I saw there. The book is filled with narrative stories of amazing, miraculous experiences. As well as inspiration, hopeful, exhortative messages scattered throughout. While I was in college, completing my prerequisites for nursing, I had an earth-shattering revelation. My English professor approached me on the campus grounds. I had finished her class by that time. She asked me what I was pursuing after graduation. I told her nursing. She said,” you need to be a writer, you have the talent”.

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The book introduces new information about the timing of the rapture and the return of Christ, the tribulation, the beast et al., the 7-years and includes an extensive view of what life is like during the millennium.

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Their lives spared and nerves shattered in a harrowing robbery, fiercely independent widow Kate Middleton and her young son are rescued by Luke Hickson, a ruggedly handsome police captain still reeling from a calamity of his own. Neither Kate nor Luke expects, much less welcomes, the instant spark of attraction. But when trouble strikes again, Kate realizes there's only one place she feels safe—in Luke's strong embrace….

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This is a book about the invention of Western philosophy, and the first thinkers to explore ideas about the nature of reality, time, and the origin of the universe. It begins with the finding of the new papyrus fragment of Empedocles' poem, and uses the story of its discovery and interpretation to highlight the way our understanding of early philosophers is marked by their presentation in later sources. Generations of philosophers, both ancient and modern, have traced their inspiration back to the presocratics, even though we have very few of their writings left. In this book, Catherine Osborne invites her readers to dip their toes into the fragmentary remains of thinkers from Thales to Pythagoras, Heraclitus to Protagoras, to try to fill in the bits of a jigsaw that has been rejigged many times and in many different ways. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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In God we trust, yet under the umbrella of religion, the world remains full of sorrow, sin, and misfortune. Wrongful, wicked, wayward, and more than ever, woeful, mankind teeters on the edge of self-annihilation. Homelessness, hunger, and inequality are endured in a world that has become dangerously overpopulated and profoundly polluted. If you were to be granted one wish that would ensure the survival of both people and planet, what would you wish for? The year is 2020, and by divine decree from the powers that be, three religious leaders attain a never-imagined unity. A Christian, a Muslim, and a Jew are chosen and commanded to make such a wish. They are called the Trinitas, and the effect of their remedial request is called Trinitasm. For some, what befalls shall indeed be a disaster, but for the lives of most, it’s to be nothing less than happily ever after. Angelic adventures, a glimpse of the afterlife, and an unprecedented peek at the Heavens are presented in this spiritually sponsored, poetic prophecy. So, too, this be a book of beware, and a manuscript with a message for a world that’s soon to receive a bit of heavenly hocus-pocus. Be it perceived as preposterous and playful or possible and pending, free will dictates that the choice is yours.

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Introducing three short stories & three novellas: While on vacation, a young man's fiance becomes a heart-collecting Yuletide Thing on Christmas Eve. Get stuck in traffic when The Freeway Reaper claims another soul. A suburban family is plagued by a horde of were-rats. Special Agent Sam Cross, mortally wounded by a Jamaican specter, journeys into a psychedelic Festival of Fallen Souls in search of a supernatural healer whose lover's touch brings in contrast instant death. A legendary flesh eater arrives on the shores of an ancient Minoan city, infecting its population, beginning with a teenage boy's father who's summoned by the pompous king to become an undead garbage disposal. In Red Afterworld, an ex juvenile preacher gets his childhood wish of becoming a vampire when he's recruited into a male-only biker fraternity and finds himself one of the few survivors of global nuclear war, discovers a time portal in the Arizona desert with the hope of saving the world, and finds true love. Including extra minor works from the author's youth and the short screenplay Cutting Edges, the basis for an upcoming film and the author's directorial debut, Red Wet Dirt is to die for and is destined to become a classic way beyond its genre. “I don’t know what else to say about this that has not already been said by some of the best writers of the genre. All I can do is join them in singing his praises. Grabowsky is a master of taking old legends and giving them new life… discover for yourself one of the best up and coming writers of our decade!” --Eve Blaack, Hacker’s Source Magazine, on RED WET DIRT

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Imagine a universe where anything is possible. A place where witches and wizards do battle against vampires and robots. Picture villains so dark in nature that their soul swims in all that is evil. Fathom a demon so powerful that a handful of the universes mightiest heroes will have to sacrifice all they are for a chance to stop him. Try and find a single scepter no bigger than a baseball bat just to banish him back to the hell that begot him. Hope that the worlds newest hero, Robot Girl, can put him to rest with the help of her newfound teammates.

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This volume celebrates a fascinating variety of nonfiction known as life writing. This genre resonates quintessentially with the core of the humanities in its profoundly individual ways of fusing narrators with their narrative subjects. The book brings together scholars from around the world to explore the personal mapping of such narrators in the context of their cultural legacies. The hybrid fusions themselves form several subgenres that complement each other as they affirm human dignity and values and our need for human connection, felt at all times, but especially during times of globally met threats. The ever-expanding forms of hybridography here—along with testimonies, diaries, letters and journals—bear witness to how individuals have contrived to overcome their own traumatic sources of pain and suffering to discover joy and how to further map their pathways forward. The narratives not only communicate important information and aesthetic beauty needed to prolong troubled lives due to social anxiety or mental illness, but also challenge sociocultural issues involving stigma, migration, racial discrimination and persecution, human trafficking, and ecological concerns. Global in scope, personal in focus, and historically and culturally contextualized, the analyses provided here once again illustrate how much we have to learn from each other.

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Art, Religion, Amnesia addresses the relationship between art and religion in contemporary culture, directly challenging contemporary notions of art and religion as distinct social phenomena and explaining how such Western terms represent alternative and even antithetical modes of world-making. In this new book, Professor Preziosi offers a critique of the main thrust of writing in recent years on the subjects of art, religion, and their interconnections, outlining in detail a perspective which redefines the basic terms in which recent debates and discussions have been articulated both in the scholarly and popular literature, and in artistic, political and religious practice. Art, Religion and Amnesia proposes an alternative to the two conventional traditions of writing on the subject which have been devoted on the one hand to the ‘spiritual’ dimensions of artistry, and on the other hand to the (equally spurious) ‘aesthetic’ aspects of religion. The book interrogates the fundamental assumptions fuelling many current controversies over representation, idolatry, blasphemy, and political culture. Drawing on debates from Plato’s proposal to banish representational art from his ideal city-state to the Danish cartoons of Mohamed, Preziosi argues that recent debates have echoed a number of very ancient controversies in political philosophy, theology, and art history over the problem of representation and its functions in individual and social life. This book is a unique re-evaluation of the essential indeterminacy of meaning-making, marking a radically new approach to understanding the inextricability of aesthetics and theology and will be of interest to students and researchers in art history, philosophy and religion and cultural theory.

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Inspired by Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, and Annie Dillard, Jerry Wilson’s eco-memoir Waiting for Coyote’s Call covers twenty-five years of trying to live life leaving as small an environmental footprint as possible. Wilson encourages readers to think about their place in nature through his family’s quest to live equably with the natural world on 160 acres of prairie and woodland near the Missouri River in South Dakota. Wilson chronicles how he built their eco-friendly solar home and set about returning the plowed-under prairie to its original state. He muses on the difficulties of doing this in the modern world, where time is ever-more precious and convenience often outweighs the benefits of traditional methods of life. Taking the reader on journeys through his “Big Woods,” Wilson examines the wonder of the creatures that also make their home on the “North Forty,” noting how all that life fits together. From delight in home-grown tomatoes and passing Sandhill cranes to fears about humans’ interaction with the web of life, Wilson’s twenty-five years on the Missouri River bluff spring off the page, mirroring the fawns’ leaps and bounds viewed from his window.

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Eve was the most hated child of the family. She was always treated as a slave in her own house. She was being punished for the mistake she had never made.Her mother made that mistake but in return, she had always hated Eve. Not just that, she had tried to kill Eve many times but every time she survived. Her brothers also hated her as well. Then one day they decided to punish her the worst way. They decided to sell Eve to their Master. The vampire who is known as the boogie man for all the children and demon for the adults. Everyone feared him. Will this be an opportunity for Eve or will her life be worse than death?

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Read the book that has inspired hundreds of thousands to change the world and the book that shows how best to accomplish that change. Together for the first time in one volume, The Hole in Our Gospel, revised and updated, and Unfinished take us on a breathtaking journey to rediscover the critical mission of Christ in our world today and the richness of God’s calling on our lives. The Hole in Our Gospel is a compelling true story of a corporate CEO who set aside worldly success for something far more significant and discovered the full power the gospel of Jesus Christ to change his own life. He uses his journey to demonstrate how the gospel—the whole gospel—was always meant to be a world-changing social revolution, a revolution that begins with us. This special edition of The Hole in Our Gospel includes a new epilogue from author Richard Stearns, a church resource guide, color charts and graphs on the needs of the world, and a concordance on poverty and justice. “Unfinished might just challenge everything you thought you understood about your Christian faith,” says Bill Hybels, senior pastor of the Willow Creek Community Church. “If every Christian read this book and took it seriously, the world would never be the same again.” Just before he left, Jesus sent his followers into the world with a revolutionary mission: to change the world by proclaiming God’s truth and demonstrating his incredible love. But the single task he gave us to accomplish remains unfinished. “Just when I dare think my work is done, Rich reminds me that we are just getting started,” says Max Lucado, pastor and best-selling author. Why are we here, what is our purpose, and where do we fit in the bigger story that God is writing? How should our faith affect our careers, our money, our families, and our lives? And why does it matter? We will find our deepest purpose only when we discover the unique role God created for us to play in his unfolding story.

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Despite the proliferation of video games in the twenty-first century, the theory of game design is largely underdeveloped, leaving designers on their own to understand what games really are. Helping you produce better games, Game Design Theory: A New Philosophy for Understanding Games presents a bold new path for analyzing and designing games. The author offers a radical yet reasoned way of thinking about games and provides a holistic solution to understanding the difference between games and other types of interactive systems. He clearly details the definitions, concepts, and methods that form the fundamentals of this philosophy. He also uses the philosophy to analyze the history of games and modern trends as well as to design games. Providing a robust, useful philosophy for game design, this book gives you real answers about what games are and how they work. Through this paradigm, you will be better equipped to create fun games.

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This book goes right into the the causes and reasons of the diversity of ways of thinking. It is about the tricks of how our thinking works and about the efforts and failures of artificial intelligence. It discusses what can and cannot be expected of `intelligent' computers, and provides an insight into the deeper layers of the mechanism of our thinking.-An enjoyable piece of reading, this thought-provoking book is also an exciting mental adventure for those with little or no computer competence at all. Contents:The Diversity of Thinking:Logical ThinkingCommon SensePuzzles and ScienceWays of Thinking in Different CulturesLevels of ThinkingThe Building Blocks of Thinking:Cognitive SchemataThe Magic Number SevenSome Tens of Thousands of SchemataSome Tens of Thousands of What?A Challenge for ProgrammersFrom Beginners to GrandmastersProfession — Language — Way of ThinkingArtificial Intelligence at Candidate Master LevelThe Strength of Diversity:The Limits of RationalityHigh-Level Cognitive SchemataMystical ThinkingThe Trick of EvolutionAlternating the Reference SystemsBibliographySourcesIndex Readership: Computer scientists, psychologists, mathematicians and general. Review: “This is a recommended reading for everybody who is interested in basic problems and relations of computer science and human cognition.” T Vámos (Hungarian Acad. Sci.) “This very readable and highly enjoyable book explores the arguments and issues underlying the debate about the efficacy of artificial intelligence. The book will be of great interest, not only to computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, psychologists, philosophers, biologists, and other experts in the field, but also the person without any background in computer science ... I only hope that I have conveyed, a little of the flavour of his truly enjoyable and thought-provoking book.” Eugene Clark Journal of Law and Information Science (Australia) “… this book provides some very enjoyable and thought provoking reading …”Tommy Dreyfus Educational Studies in Mathematics

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How reading the Bible as a work of cultural and scientific evolution can reveal new truths about how our species conquered the Earth The Bible is the bestselling book of all time. It has been venerated -- or excoriated -- as God's word, but so far no one has read the Bible for what it is: humanity's diary, chronicling our ancestors' valiant attempts to cope with the trials and tribulations of life on Earth. In The Good Book of Human Nature, evolutionary anthropologist Carel van Schaik and historian Kai Michel advance a new view of Homo sapiens' cultural evolution. The Bible, they argue, was written to make sense of the single greatest change in history: the transition from egalitarian hunter-gatherer to agricultural societies. Religion arose as a strategy to cope with the unprecedented levels of epidemic disease, violence, inequality, and injustice that confronted us when we abandoned the bush -- and which still confront us today. Armed with the latest findings from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, archeology, and religious history, van Schaik and Michel take us on a journey through the Book of Books, from the Garden of Eden all the way to Golgotha. The Book of Genesis, they reveal, marked the emergence of private property-one can no longer take the fruit off any tree, as one could before agriculture. The Torah as a whole is the product of a surprisingly logical, even scientific, approach to society's problems. This groundbreaking perspective allows van Schaik and Michel to coax unexpected secrets from the familiar stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Able, Abraham and Moses, Jesus of Nazareth and Mary. The Bible may have a dark side, but in van Schaik and Michel's hands, it proves to be a hallmark of human indefatigability. Provocative and deeply original, The Good Book of Human Nature offers a radically new understanding of the Bible. It shows that the Bible is more than just a pillar for religious belief: it is a pioneering attempt at scientific inquiry.

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Every mortal creature is fraught with the fear of death. Even man thinks he shall disappear into the abyss of nothingness. But the Godheads all beg to differ: Krishna, Jesus, Buddha et all. They unequivocally declared death as the staircase to heaven. Raj yoga though confers upon man an even higher state of being: the consummate path of moksha or oneness with the Creator, which is what this sui generis or unprecedented text is all about. WE ARE ON THE CUSP OF A SPIRITUAL BREAKTHROUGH HERE Evidently, the Western world is familiar with only hatha yoga: a series of dexterous postures and breathing exercises designed to promote mens sana in corpore sano—a sound mind in a healthy body. However, there are other more laudable streams of yoga. Among them is raj or the kingly mega yoga, which espouses not only how one may win the heavens, but also be in sync and harmony with the Creator at the exigency or verge of death. In medical parlance, we see a rather striking similarity between birth and death. In birth, scientists have determined that two specialized germ cells fuse to give rise to life. As it happens at the beginning of life, why not at the end also—a process whereby the micro and macro souls precipitously merge and become one? In that case then, what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul? The author introduces here testimonials, evidences and plausible yogic techniques that a devout practitioner may employ not only to save his soul but also transform fearsome death to an enlivened spiritual experience.

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Mario Vargas Llosa's A Fish in the Water is a twofold book: a memoir of one of Latin America's most celebrated witers, beginning with his birth in 1936 in Arequipa, Peru; and the story of his organization of the reform movement which culminated in his bid for the Peruvian presidency in 1990.

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Stone gambling? Invincible! Medical skills? Solitary Snow was seeking defeat! Beautiful women? Aiya, don't be rude, I'm really a doctor. The King of Assassins, Yang Ping, returned to the city and obtained the most powerful God's Eye, Dragon Travelling on the Shoals, fighting against the Nine Heavens, and becoming a super perceptive expert of his generation.

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‘I loved him, missed him and hated him. Every day. Although it did me no good…’ Following a family tragedy, Emma escapes to university in search of a new life. Still raw and vulnerable, she struggles to fit in with her fun-loving housemates and feels excluded. Only charismatic, caring Pete takes her under his wing and shows her true friendship. Pete introduces Emma to his childhood sweetheart, Lucy, and the bleak Northumberland coast where they grew up. Together, Pete and Lucy also introduce her to their unconventional way of life. As Emma and Lucy grow close, Emma feels torn as her feelings for Pete develop into something deeper. But Pete has a traumatic past of his own, and his concern for the two women who love him is not all it seems…

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The Plague Forge delivers an unbeatable combination of knockout action and kick-ass characters as the secrets to the ultimate alien mystery from The Darwin Elevator and The Exodus Towers are about to be unraveled. The hunt is on for the mysterious keys left by the alien Builders. While Skyler’s team of immune scavengers scatters around the disease-ravaged globe in search of the artifacts, Skyler himself finds much more than he expected in the African desert, where he stumbles upon surprising Builder relics—and thousands of bloodthirsty subhumans. From the slums and fortresses of Darwin to the jungles of Brazil and beyond, Skyler and company are in for a wild ride, jam-packed with daunting challenges, run-and-gun adventure, and unexpected betrayals—all in a race against time to finally answer the great questions that have plagued humanity for decades: Who are the Builders, and what do they want with Earth? Praise for The Darwin Elevator “A hell of a fun book.”—James S. A. Corey, New York Times bestselling author of Abaddon’s Gate “[Jason M.] Hough’s first novel combines the rapid-fire action and memorable characters associated with Joss Whedon’s short-lived Firefly TV series with the accessibility and scientific acumen of [James S. A.] Corey’s ‘Expanse’ series.”—Library Journal (starred review) “The best part about alien stories is their mystery, and Jason Hough understands that like no other. Full of compelling characters and thick with tension, The Darwin Elevator delivers both despair and hope along with a gigantic dose of wonder. It’s a brilliant debut, and Hough can take my money whenever he writes anything from now on.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles “Newcomer Hough displays a talent for imaginative plotting and realistic dialogue, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger ending will keep readers enthralled and eagerly awaiting the next installment.”—Publishers Weekly “Jason M. Hough does a great job with this huge story. The world of Darwin and the Elevator is deliciously complex and satisfying. Skyler, Tania, and all the other characters are delightfully drawn and fun to spend time with. . . . The story unfolds with just the right balance of high adventure, espionage, humor, and emotional truth. . . . As soon as you finish, you’ll want more.”—Analog “A debut novel unlike any other . . . This is something special. Something iconic. The Darwin Elevator is full of majesty and wonder, mystery and mayhem, colorful characters and insidious schemes.”—SF Signal “Fun, action-packed and entertaining . . . a sure contender for science fiction debut of the year!”—Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist “Claustrophobic, intense, and satisfying . . . I couldn’t put this book down. The Darwin Elevator depicts a terrifying world, suspends it from a delicate thread, and forces you to read with held breath as you anticipate the inevitable fall.”—Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of Wool

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Overcoming The Darkness explains in Biblical detail how God’s Light shines in the midst of any and all darkness which enters into our collective and individual lives. This is an evil world in which we live and darkness abounds. The realm of darkness can be devastating, but the darkness need not win out. Evil hurts but will not prevail. God has a way of changing things. That is who he is, and that is what he does. Overcoming The Darkness shows you the victory which is yours to have; the victory over all those fears associated with the dark. God’s Light does indeed shine in the darkness. Yes, in the midst of the darkness the light of Jesus Christ shines brightly. The victory has been won!

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A terrorist stranglehold tightens on New York...and only one cop can break its grip. Born in the mountainous jungles of Peru. Smuggled to the concrete jungles of NYC. It's the most ingenious terrorist setup ever conceived, and it could bring the city-- and the nation-- to its knees. Former NYPD detective Brian McKenna has tangled with the Shining Path before. His new identity and early retirement in Florida were supposed to put him beyond the terrorist army's retribution. But when the guerrillas cut down the son of his closest friend, New York's police commissioner Ray Brunette, McKenna's lured back into the center of the action, and into a deadly battle of wits with a brilliant man and a cunning and dangerous woman. Former NYPD Captain Dan Mahoney spins a chillingly authentic tale of a city held hostage, a city at the edge of disaster.

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If I Perish, I Perish examines the Christian life through the lens of an allegorical interpretation of the Old Testament book of Esther. The character of Esther, representative of the human spirit, depicts that the call of the Lord Jesus on the Christian is to be crucified with Christ and become alive in the Spirit.

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Psychotherapist Kate Huntington is rocked to the core when one of her clients commits suicide. The client’s family blames Kate and they’re threatening to sue for malpractice. She can’t fault them since she blames herself. How could she have missed the signs? Searching for answers for herself and the grieving parents, Kate discovers some details that don’t quite fit. Is it possible the client didn’t take her own life? Questioning her professional judgement, and at times her own sanity, Kate feels compelled to investigate. What she finds stirs up her old ambivalence about the Catholic Church. Is her client’s death somehow related to her childhood parish? When she senses that someone is following her, she wonders if she is truly losing it. Or is she getting dangerously close to someone’s secrets? psychological suspense, female sleuth, women sleuths, private detective, suspense, abuse in the catholic church, bipolar disorder, women's fiction, psychotherapist, mystery series catholic church

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