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Lost Horizon

Lost Horizon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9389440106
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Thrilling and timeless, Lost Horizon is a masterpiece of modern fiction, and one of the most enduring classics of the twentieth century. Hugh Conway saw humanity at its worst while fighting in the trenches of the First World War. Now, more than a decade later, Conway is a British diplomat serving in Afghanistan and facing war yet again—this time, a civil conflict forces him to flee the country by plane. When Conway's (a British diplomat) plane crashes high in the Himalayas, Conway and the other survivors are found by a mysterious guide and led to a breathtaking discovery: the hidden valley of Shangri-La. Kept secret from the world for more than two hundred years, Shangri-La is like paradise—a place whose inhabitants live for centuries amid the peace and harmony of the fertile valley. But when the leader of the Shangri-La monastery falls ill, Conway and the others must face the daunting prospect of returning home to a world about to be torn open by war.

Lost Horizon

Lost Horizon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062697013
Author: Michael Ford
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Lost Horizon by Michael Ford Book Resume:

This gripping sequel to Forgotten City is a twist-filled survival adventure that’s Mad Max for tweens. Everything Kobi once believed was a lie. Not only are there other survivors of the Waste that devastated the world thirteen years ago, but beyond the wasteland of Old Seattle lies a gleaming new city where thousands are desperate for a cure. To put an end to the Waste—and bring justice to those responsible–Kobi and his new friends will have to return to the heart of Old Seattle, where the outbreak began. It’s a dangerous journey. But Kobi knows what lies ahead. And he’s ready to fight. Nail-biting suspense and nonstop thrills make this action-packed adventure perfect for young readers who love survival adventures like Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet or dystopian series like Jeanne DuPrau’s City of Ember.

Random Harvest

Random Harvest [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1479441457
Author: James Hilton
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
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Random Harvest by James Hilton Book Resume:

Random Harvest is a novel written by James Hilton, first published in 1941. Like previous Hilton works, including Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips, the novel was immensely popular, placing second on The New York Times list of best-selling novels for the year. It is set in the period immediately preceding the outbreak of the Second World War. It is told in the first person of Harrison, and by means of two extended external analepses tells the story of Charles Rainier, a wealthy businessman and politician, from the time he was invalided out of the army during World War I, his subsequent memory loss and partial recovery, his assuming control of the family business to his attempts to recover his memory just as Hitler invades Poland.

Horizon (Horizon, Book 1)

Horizon (Horizon, Book 1) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0545916798
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Horizon (Horizon, Book 1) by Scott Westerfeld Book Resume:

A race for survival from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Uglies! This harrowing tale of supernatural menace kicks off a new series from the visionary mind of #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld. When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before -- from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse. With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive. BONUS! In the Horizon multiplatform experience, you’re not just reading about the castaways, you’re one of them. Join the race for survival in the FREE game, available on your browser and as an app.

Forgotten City

Forgotten City [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 006269698X
Author: Michael Ford
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Forgotten City by Michael Ford Book Resume:

Survival is just the beginning in this action-packed middle grade adventure that’s Mad Max for kids. Thirteen years ago, the world ended. A deadly chemical called Waste began to spread across the globe, leaving devastation in its wake. Millions died. Cities fell into chaos. Anything the Waste didn’t kill, it mutated into threatening new forms. Kobi has always believed he and his dad were the only survivors. But when his dad goes missing, Kobi follows his trail—and discovers a conspiracy even deadlier than the Waste itself. Nonstop action, chilling dangers, and edge-of-your-seat twists make this gripping, fast-paced read perfect for young readers who love survival adventures like Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet and dystopian series like Jeanne DuPrau’s City of Ember.

The Lost Horizon

The Lost Horizon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1543446280
Author: Fr. Michael Azkoul
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The Lost Horizon by Fr. Michael Azkoul Book Resume:

To repeat, as it has been repeated many times before, Christian unity is possible only when all those who call themselves Christian embrace common doctrine bearing common definitions. Thus far, there has been only one church that has not changed its beliefsthe Eastern Orthodox Church. She should be the apex of unity. That is not the direction in which the ecumenical movement is moving; therefore, unaware of its ecclesial need, the ecumenical movement has lost its horizon. Father Michael

Study Guide to Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr Chips by James Hilton

Study Guide to Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr Chips by James Hilton [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1645422496
Author: Intelligent Education
Publisher: Influence Publishers
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Study Guide to Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr Chips by James Hilton by Intelligent Education Book Resume:

A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by James Hilton, who wrote his first novel at seventeen. Titles in this study guide include Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips. As works of 1930s fiction, Hilton’s novels achieved wide popularity and use in high school classrooms and yet have not received a large amount of critical commentary. Moreover, the books received mixed reactions from early readers, some of which praised Hiltons work while others deemed it unworthy of being called literature. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Hilton’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Lost in Shangri-La

Lost in Shangri-La [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062087142
Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff Book Resume:

“A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams, for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew—what an utterly compelling and deeplysatisfying read!" —Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoffunleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War IIrescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S.military personnel into a land that time forgot. Fans of Hampton Sides’ Ghost Soldiers, Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor, and David Grann’s The Lost Cityof Z will be captivated by Zuckoff’s masterfullyrecounted, all-true story of danger, daring, determination, and discovery injungle-clad New Guinea during the final days of WWII.

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674545249
Author: Earl Boebert,James M. Blossom
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Deepwater Horizon by Earl Boebert,James M. Blossom Book Resume:

In 2010 BP’s Deepwater Horizon catastrophe spiraled into the worst human-made economic and ecological disaster in Gulf Coast history. In the most comprehensive account to date, senior systems engineers Earl Boebert and James Blossom show how corporate and engineering decisions, each one individually innocuous, interacted to create the disaster.

On the Horizon

On the Horizon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0358129389
Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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On the Horizon by Lois Lowry Book Resume:

From two-time Newbery medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII’s most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. With evocative black-and-white illustrations by SCBWI Golden Kite Award winner Kenard Pak. Lois Lowry looks back at history through a personal lens as she draws from her own memories as a child in Hawaii and Japan, as well as from historical research, in this stunning work in verse for young readers. On the Horizon tells the story of people whose lives were lost or forever altered by the twin tragedies of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Based on the lives of soldiers at Pearl Harbor and civilians in Hiroshima, On the Horizon contemplates humanity and war through verse that sings with pain, truth, and the importance of bridging cultural divides. This masterful work emphasizes empathy and understanding in search of commonality and friendship, vital lessons for students as well as citizens of today’s world. Kenard Pak’s stunning illustrations depict real-life people, places, and events, making for an incredibly vivid return to our collective past. In turns haunting, heartbreaking, and uplifting, On the Horizon will remind readers of the horrors and heroism in our past, as well as offer hope for our future.

Beyond This Horizon

Beyond This Horizon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1625793146
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
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Beyond This Horizon by Robert A. Heinlein Book Resume:

Utopia has been achieved. For centuries, disease, hunger, poverty and war have been things found only in the histories. And applied genetics has given men and women the bodies of athletes and a lifespan of over a century. They should all have been very happy.... But Hamilton Felix is bored. And he is the culmination of a star line; each of his last thirty ancestors chosen for superior genes. Hamilton is, as far as genetics can produce one, the ultimate man. And this ultimate man can see no reason why the human race should survive, and has no intention of continuing the pointless comedy. However, Hamilton's life is about to become less boring. A secret cabal of revolutionaries who find utopia not just boring, but desperately in need of leaders who know just What Needs to be Done, are planning to revolt and put themselves in charge. Knowing of Hamilton's disenchantment with the modern world, they have recruited him to join their Glorious Revolution. Big mistake! The revolutionaries are about to find out that recruiting a superman is definitely not a good idea.... With an all new afterword by Tony Daniel. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Slow Days, Fast Company

Slow Days, Fast Company [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1681370093
Author: Eve Babitz
Publisher: New York Review of Books
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Slow Days, Fast Company by Eve Babitz Book Resume:

No one burned hotter than Eve Babitz. Possessing skin that radiated “its own kind of moral laws,” spectacular teeth, and a figure that was the stuff of legend, she seduced seemingly everyone who was anyone in Los Angeles for a long stretch of the 1960s and ’70s. One man proved elusive, however, and so Babitz did what she did best, she wrote him a book. Slow Days, Fast Company is a full-fledged and full-bodied evocation of a bygone Southern California that far exceeds its mash-note premise. In ten sun-baked, Santa Ana wind–swept sketches, Babitz re-creates a Los Angeles of movie stars distraught over their success, socialites on three-day drug binges holed up in the Chateau Marmont, soap-opera actors worried that tomorrow’s script will kill them off, Italian femmes fatales even more fatal than Babitz. And she even leaves LA now and then, spending an afternoon at the house of flawless Orange County suburbanites, a day among the grape pickers of the Central Valley, a weekend in Palm Springs where her dreams of romance fizzle and her only solace is Virginia Woolf. In the end it doesn’t matter if Babitz ever gets the guy—she seduces us.

Superposition

Superposition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1633880133
Author: David Walton
Publisher: Pyr
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Superposition by David Walton Book Resume:

A QUANTUM PHYSICS MURDER MYSTERY. A Mind-Bending, Near-Future, Science Fiction Technothriller. Jacob Kelley's family is turned upside down when an old friend turns up, waving a gun and babbling about an alien quantum intelligence. The mystery deepens when the friend is found dead in an underground bunker...apparently murdered the night he appeared at Jacob's house. Jacob is arrested for the murder and put on trial. As the details of the crime slowly come to light, the weave of reality becomes ever more tangled, twisted by a miraculous new technology and a quantum creature unconstrained by the normal limits of space and matter. With the help of his daughter, Alessandra, Jacob must find the true murderer before the creature destroys his family and everything he loves. From the Trade Paperback edition.

From El Dorado to Lost Horizons

From El Dorado to Lost Horizons [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1438473982
Author: Ken Windrum
Publisher: SUNY Press
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From El Dorado to Lost Horizons by Ken Windrum Book Resume:

Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood. The era known as the Hollywood Renaissance is celebrated as a time when revolutionary movies broke all the rules of the previous “classical” era as part of the ferment of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Yet many films during this era did not overtly smash the system but provided more traditional entertainment, based on popular genres, for a wider audience than the youth culture who flocked to more transgressive fare. Ken Windrum focuses on four genres of traditionalist movies—big-budget musicals, war spectacles, “naughty” sex comedies, and Westerns. From El Dorado to Lost Horizons shows how even seemingly innocuous, family-oriented films still participated in the progressive aspects of the time while also holding a conservative point of view. Windrum analyzes representations of issues including gender roles, marriage, sexuality, civil rights, and Cold War foreign policy, revealing how these films dealt with changing times and reflected both status quo positions and new attitudes. He also examines how the movies continued or deviated from classical principles of structure and style. Windrum provides a counter-history of the Hollywood Renaissance by focusing on a group of important films that have nevertheless been neglected in scholarly accounts. Ken Windrum is Assistant Professor of Cinema at Los Angeles Pierce College.

Guardian of the Horizon

Guardian of the Horizon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061804010
Author: Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Guardian of the Horizon by Elizabeth Peters Book Resume:

Readers have long wondered what befell the Emerson clan during the years before the Great War. Now, at last, the silence is broken and the truth revealed of a perilous journey to a secret and mysterious place hidden deep in the heart of the unforgiving desert. An adventure prompted by loyalty to an endangered friend -- and spurred on by lies and treachery -- it leads Amelia Peabody and her intrepid family into a nest of vipers lying in wait at a remote mountain fortress. And when a dark past and a shocking mystery are ultimately discovered, a loved one may be lost forever.

Lost Horizon

Lost Horizon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5042746242
Author: Katarzyna Michałowska
Publisher: Litres
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Lost Horizon by Katarzyna Michałowska Book Resume:

Dzięki temu poradnikowi przeprowadzisz zawadiackiego Fentona i śliczną Kim przez pełną niebezpieczeństw i nagłych zwrotów akcji przygodę. Lost Horizon – poradnik do gry zawiera poszukiwane przez graczy tematy i lokacje jak m.in. Rozdział II – Sekret w górach (2) (Opis przejścia) Rozdział II – Sekret w górach (1) (Opis przejścia) Rozdział IV – W jaskini lwa (1) (Opis przejścia) Rozdział II – Sekret w górach (4) (Opis przejścia) Rozdział II – Sekret w górach (3) (Opis przejścia) Bonus (Opis przejścia) Rozdział VI – Oko tygrysa (1) (Opis przejścia) Rozdział I – Zaginiony przyjaciel (2) (Opis przejścia) Rozdział III – Wyścig z czasem (1) (Opis przejścia) Rozdział V – Głęboko na terytorium wroga (1) (Opis przejścia) Informacja o grze Przygodówka point-and-click, w której wcielamy się w byłego brytyjskiego żołnierza, aktualnie wziętego przemytnika Fentona Paddocka. Staramy się w niej uniemożliwić nazistom obudzenie starożytnych, mrocznych mocy. Gra Lost Horizon, dobrze przyjęta zarówno przez krytyków, jak i graczy, to przedstawiciel gatunku gier przygodowych. Tytuł wydany został w Polsce w 2011 roku i dostępny jest na platformie PC. Wersja językowa oficjalnie dystrybuowana na terenie kraju to: z polskimi napisami.

Buddhism and American Cinema

Buddhism and American Cinema [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1438453515
Author: John Whalen-Bridge,Gary Storhoff (1947–2011)
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Buddhism and American Cinema by John Whalen-Bridge,Gary Storhoff (1947–2011) Book Resume:

Discusses both depictions of Buddhism in film and Buddhist takes on a variety of films. In 1989, the same year the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a decade-long boom of films dedicated to Buddhist people, history, and culture began. Offering the first scholarly treatment of Buddhism and cinema, the editors advise that there are two kinds of Buddhist film: those that are about Buddhists and those that are not. Focusing on contemporary American offerings, the contributors extend a two-pronged approach, discussing how Buddhism has been captured by directors and presenting Buddhist-oriented critiques of the worlds represented in films that would seem to have no connection with Buddhism. Films discussed range from those set in Tibet, such as Kundun and Lost Horizon, to those set well outside of any Buddhist milieu, such as Groundhog Day and The Matrix. The contributors explain the Buddhist theoretical concepts that emerge in these works, including karma, the bardo, and reincarnation, and consider them in relation to interpretive strategies that include feminism, postcolonialism, and contemplative psychological approaches.

Paperback Quarterly (Vo. 3 No. 1) Spring 1980

Paperback Quarterly (Vo. 3 No. 1) Spring 1980 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1434406342
Author: Alfred Hitchcock
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
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Paperback Quarterly (Vo. 3 No. 1) Spring 1980 by Alfred Hitchcock Book Resume:

Paperback Quarterly, Journal of the American Paperback Institute, Spring 1980, Volume 3 Number 1, contains: "Interview with Michael Avallone," by Michael S. Barson, "Alfred Hitchcock: Dell Paperbacks," by Billy C. Lee and Charlotte Laughlin, "The Plantation Novel: Paperback Genre of the 1970s?" by Christopher D. Geist and "The Mike Shayne Caper," by Bernard A. Drew.

Double Feature Creature Attack

Double Feature Creature Attack [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780786482153
Author: Tom Weaver
Publisher: McFarland
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Double Feature Creature Attack by Tom Weaver Book Resume:

This whopping big McFarland Classic brings together 43 interviews with horror and science fiction movie writers, producers, directors and the men and women who saved the planet from aliens, behemoths, robots, zombies, and other sinister, stumbling threats--in the movies, at least. The interviewees reminisce about some of their great (and not so great!) films and tell their stories. This classic volume represents the union of two previous volumes: 1994's Attack of the Monster Movie Makers ("anecdotes are frank and revealing"--Video Watchdog); and 1995's They Fought in the Creature Features ("a fun book for all SF film enthusiasts"--Interzone). Together at last, this combined collection of interviews offers a candid and delightful perspective on the movies that still make audiences howl and squeal (though fear has long been replaced with sweet nostalgia).

Tibet in the Western Imagination

Tibet in the Western Imagination [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137264837
Author: T. Neuhaus
Publisher: Springer
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Tibet in the Western Imagination by T. Neuhaus Book Resume:

Neuhaus explores the roots of the long-standing European fascination with Tibet, from the Dalai Lama to the Abominable Snowman. Surveying a wide range of travel accounts, official documents, correspondence and fiction, he examines how different people thought about both Tibet and their home cultures.