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The Lady Speaks

The Lady Speaks [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1612541534
Publisher: BrownBooks.ORM
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This thoroughly original work of art history presents a provocative theory about Leonardo da Vinci, the Mona Lisa, and Theological Gender Equality. The famous Mona Lisa smile has mystified viewers and intrigued historians for centuries. Completed in 1515, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterwork has hidden the lady’s secret well. Now, after years of research and analysis, W. N. Varvel has decoded the hidden meanings of Mona Lisa. In The Lady Speaks, Varnel reveals the vital message her smile conveys: a secret too dangerous for the artist to acknowledge during his life but one which he hoped future generations would understand and embrace. The coming of the “New Jerusalem” depends on the world’s recognizing what lies behind the Mona Lisa smile. Detailing how the artist wove a calculated fabric of clues, symbols, and images, Varvel establishes not only da Vinci’s, but also Michelangelo’s, belief in Theological Gender Equality. In a thrilling achievement of art history detective work, Varvel tracks clues, links previously unnoticed connections, recreates scenarios, identifies villains and heroes, and presents a persuasive case for what the lady must be thinking.

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 6: The Pursuit of the Ivory Poachers: Kenya

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 6: The Pursuit of the Ivory Poachers: Kenya [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1602862087
Author: Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Publisher: Running Press Kids
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Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 6: The Pursuit of the Ivory Poachers: Kenya by Elizabeth Singer Hunt Book Resume:

Jack finally receives a coded message from his brother Max, possibly detailing his whereabouts. But duty calls, and Jack is whisked away to the sweltering savannah of Kenya before he can decipher it. Once there, a wise and kind Masai chief alerts Jack to a series of elephant killings where the corpses have been robbed of their tusks. Jack must find the malevolent ring of poachers responsible before more of these endangered species are destroyed.

The Mona Lisa Mystery

The Mona Lisa Mystery [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0241326796
Author: Pat Hutchins
Publisher: Penguin UK
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The Mona Lisa Mystery by Pat Hutchins Book Resume:

A very funny middle-grade adventure by renowned author-illustrator Pat Hutchins. Class 3 of Hampstead Primary School are off on a school trip to Paris! Morgan is the first to spot the bearded man in the black Citroen car, cruising behind their school bus, and feels sure he is following them. The plot thickens when a second mysterious bearded man appears on the ferry boat, Soon Class 3 find themselves entangled with a group of art thieves intent upon stealing the Mona Lisa...!

The Last Mona Lisa

The Last Mona Lisa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1728240778
Author: Jonathan Santlofer
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
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The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer Book Resume:

"Oh, what a web Jonathan Santlofer weaves...The Last Mona Lisa brings together past and present, seasons it with intriguing characters, and brushes it with plot twists that you don't see coming to create an unstoppable what-happens-next momentum. Santlofer has outdone himself this time."—Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller series August, 1911: The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincent Peruggia. Exactly what happens in the two years before its recovery is a mystery. Many replicas of the Mona Lisa exist, and more than one historian has wondered if the painting now returned to the Louvre is a fake, switched in 1911. Present day: Art professor Luke Perrone digs for the truth behind his most famous ancestor: Peruggia. His search attracts an Interpol detective with something to prove and an unfamiliar but curiously helpful woman. Soon, Luke tumbles deep into the world of art and forgery, a land of obsession and danger. A gripping novel exploring the Mona Lisa's very real theft in 1911 and the present underbelly of the art world, The Last Mona Lisa is a suspenseful tale, tapping into our universal fascination with da Vinci's enigma, why people are driven to possess certain works of art, and our fascination with the authentic and the fake.

I, Mona Lisa

I, Mona Lisa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1429906022
Author: Jeanne Kalogridis
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
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I, Mona Lisa by Jeanne Kalogridis Book Resume:

"My name is Lisa di Antonio Gherardini Giocondo, though to acquaintances, I am known simply as Madonna Lisa. My story begins not with my birth but a murder, committed the year before I was born..." Florence, April 1478: The handsome Giuliano de' Medici is brutally assassinated in Florence's magnificent Duomo. The shock of the murder ripples throughout the great city, from the most renowned artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, to a wealthy wool merchant and his extraordinarily beautiful daughter, Madonna Lisa. More than a decade later, Florence falls under the dark spell of the preacher Savonarola, a fanatic who burns paintings and books as easily as he sends men to their deaths. Lisa, now grown into an alluring woman, captures the heart of Giuliano's nephew and namesake. But when Guiliano, her love, meets a tragic end, Lisa must gather all her courage and cunning to untangle a sinister web of illicit love, treachery, and dangerous secrets that threatens her life. Set against the drama of 15th Century Florence, I, Mona Lisa is painted in many layers of fact and fiction, with each intricately drawn twist told through the captivating voice of Mona Lisa herself.

Stealing Mona Lisa

Stealing Mona Lisa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781429972031
Author: Carson Morton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Stealing Mona Lisa by Carson Morton Book Resume:

A Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2011 Fiction and a Library Journal Best Mystery of 2011 What happens when you mix a Parisian street orphan, a hot-tempered Spanish forger, a beautiful American pickpocket, an unloved wife, and one priceless painting? The charming Eduardo de Valfierno makes a very respectable living in Argentina fleecing the nouveau rich—they pay him to steal valuable pieces of art, and Valfierno sells them flawless forgeries instead. But when Eduardo meets the beautiful Mrs. Hart on his latest con, he takes a risk that forces him back to the city he loved and left behind—Paris. There he assembles his team of con artists for their final and most ambitious theft, one that will enable them to leave the game forever: The Mona Lisa. But when a member of the team turns up missing, and Mr. Hart shows up in Paris, Valfierno and his crew must stay one step ahead of a relentless police inspector, endure a devastating flood, and conquer their own doubts to keep the priceless painting in play—and survive. Based on the actual theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, and published on the 100th anniversary of the crime, Stealing Mona Lisa is a sophisticated, engaging caper, complete with a richly imagined group of con artists and a historical mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. Stealing Mona Lisa is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Mysteries title. One of Library Journal's Best Mystery Books of 2011

Saving Mona Lisa

Saving Mona Lisa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 178578417X
Author: Gerri Chanel
Publisher: Icon Books
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Saving Mona Lisa by Gerri Chanel Book Resume:

In August 1939, curators at the Louvre nestled the world’s most famous painting into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley as part of the biggest museum evacuation in history. As the Germans neared Paris in 1940, the French raced to move the masterpieces still further south, then again and again during the war, crisscrossing the southwest of France. Throughout the German occupation, the museum staff fought to keep the priceless treasures out of the hands of Hitler and his henchmen, often risking their lives to protect the country's artistic heritage. Saving Mona Lisa is the sweeping, suspenseful narrative of their struggle.

Time Castaways #1: The Mona Lisa Key

Time Castaways #1: The Mona Lisa Key [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062568175
Author: Liesl Shurtliff
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Time Castaways #1: The Mona Lisa Key by Liesl Shurtliff Book Resume:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rump comes a thrilling new middle grade trilogy about three city kids who get on the wrong subway train and wind up on a wild, magical mystery-adventure throughout time. Imaginative, daring, and packed with fun, Time Castaways is perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and Percy Jackson. Mateo, Ruby, and Corey Hudson’s parents don’t have too many rules. It’s the usual stuff: Be good. Do your homework. And never ride the subway without an adult, EVER. But when the siblings wake up late for school, they have no choice but to break a rule. The Hudson siblings board the subway in Manhattan and end up on a frigate ship in Paris…in the year 1911. As time does tell, the Hudson family has a lot of secrets. The past, present, and future are intertwined—and a time-traveling ship called the Vermillion is at the center. Racing to untangle the truth, the kids find themselves in the middle of one of the greatest art heists of all time. And the adventure is just getting started.

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 3: The Mystery of the Mona Lisa: France

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 3: The Mystery of the Mona Lisa: France [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1602862052
Author: Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Publisher: Running Press Kids
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Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 3: The Mystery of the Mona Lisa: France by Elizabeth Singer Hunt Book Resume:

In The Mystery of the Mona Lisa, Jack is sent to the Louvre Museum in Paris to track down the theft of the world's most beloved painting. He must match wits with a seemingly invisible mastermind in order to stop Leonardo's masterpiece from slipping into the criminal underground forever. Can Jack's Hypo-Disk overpower a glove that shoots laser beams from its fingertips? Jack's adventures in the city of light demonstrate once again that when it comes to outsmarting the baddies, Jack is the go-to agent with endless tricks up his sleeve.

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1451658982
Author: Dianne Hales
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Mona Lisa by Dianne Hales Book Resume:

Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time—Mona Lisa. A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than nine million visitors trek to view her portrait in the Louvre. Yet while everyone recognizes her smile, hardly anyone knows her story. “Combining history, whimsical biography, personal travelogue, and love letter to Italy...Mona Lisa is an entertaining” (Publishers Weekly) book of discovery about the world’s most recognized face. Who was she? Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model? What became of her? And why does her smile enchant us still? Dianne Hales, author of La Bella Lingua, became obsessed with finding the real Mona Lisa on repeated trips to Florence. In Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered, she takes readers with her to meet Lisa’s descendants; uncover her family’s long and colorful history; and explore the neighborhoods where she lived as a girl, a wife, and a mother. In the process, we can participate in Lisa’s daily rituals; understand her personal relationships; and see, hear, smell, and taste “her” Florence. Hales brings to life a time poised between the medieval and the modern, a vibrant city bursting into fullest bloom, and a culture that redefined the possibilities of man—and of woman. Mona Lisa is “a readable and affectionate my-search-for-story for art lovers and anyone interested in glorious and gory Florence in the fifteenth to sixteenth centuries, and in the divine Leonardo in particular…Hales’s assiduous research has made it possible for us to know Mona Lisa just a bit, enough to wonder if this otherwise ordinary Florentine housewife could ever have imagined her portrait enchanting millions for centuries” (

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191066974
Author: Martin Kemp,Giuseppe Pallanti
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Mona Lisa by Martin Kemp,Giuseppe Pallanti Book Resume:

Read this book and the world's most famous image will never look the same again. For the world's greatest cultural icon still has secrets to reveal - not the silly secrets that the 'Leonardo loonies' continue to advance, but previously unknown facts about the lives of Leonardo, his father, Lisa Gherardini, the subject of the portrait, and her husband Francesco del Giocondo. From this factual beginning we see how the painting metamorphosed into a 'universal picture' that became the prime vehicle for Leonardo's prodigious knowledge of the human and natural worlds. We learn about the new money of the ambitious merchant who married into the old gentry of Lisa's family. We discover Lisa's life as a wife and mother, her association with sexual scandals, and her later life in a convent. We meet, for the first time, previously undiscovered members of Leonardo's immediate family and discover new information about his early life. The tiny hill town of Vinci is placed before us, with its widespread poverty. We find out about the career and possessions of his father, a notable lawyer in Florence. The meaning of the portrait that resulted from these human circumstances is vividly illuminated though Renaissance love poetry and verses specifically dedicated to Leonardo. We come to understand how Leonardo's sciences of optics, psychology, anatomy and geology are embraced in his poetic science of art. Recent scientific examinations of the painting disclose how it evolved to assume its present appearance in Leonardo's experimental hands. Above all, we cut through the suppositions and the myths to show that the portrait is a product of real people in a real place at a real time. This is the book that brings back a sense of reality into the creation of the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo. And the actual Mona Lisa, it turns out, is even more astonishing and transcendent than the Mona Lisa of legend.

Mona Lisa Awakening

Mona Lisa Awakening [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 144062450X
Author: Sunny
Publisher: Penguin
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Mona Lisa Awakening by Sunny Book Resume:

A smoldering debut novel. From the time she was a child, Mona Lisa knew she was different?but she never knew how different until a man of otherworldly beauty entered her life.


ArtCurious [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0525506403
Author: Jennifer Dasal
Publisher: Penguin
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ArtCurious by Jennifer Dasal Book Resume:

A wildly entertaining and surprisingly educational dive into art history as you've never seen it before, from the host of the beloved ArtCurious podcast We're all familiar with the works of Claude Monet, thanks in no small part to the ubiquitous reproductions of his water lilies on umbrellas, handbags, scarves, and dorm-room posters. But did you also know that Monet and his cohort were trailblazing rebels whose works were originally deemed unbelievably ugly and vulgar? And while you probably know the tale of Vincent van Gogh's suicide, you may not be aware that there's pretty compelling evidence that the artist didn't die by his own hand but was accidentally killed--or even murdered. Or how about the fact that one of Andy Warhol's most enduring legacies involves Caroline Kennedy's moldy birthday cake and a collection of toenail clippings? ArtCurious is a colorful look at the world of art history, revealing some of the strangest, funniest, and most fascinating stories behind the world's great artists and masterpieces. Through these and other incredible, weird, and wonderful tales, ArtCurious presents an engaging look at why art history is, and continues to be, a riveting and relevant world to explore.

Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #6

Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #6 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1597075795
Author: Geronimo Stilton
Publisher: Papercutz
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Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #6 by Geronimo Stilton Book Resume:

When Geronimo Stilton finds out that the Pirate Cats are going back in time to Venice in the year 1517, he knows they must be after one thing: The Mona Lisa! Geronimo and friends must travel to Renaissance Italy to stop the Pirate Cats from stealing the Mona Lisa and taking credit for what is arguably the world's most famous painting. But the Pirate Cats have an ace up their sleeve: someone in Geronimo's crew is an imposter!

The Smile

The Smile [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 144063825X
Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: Penguin
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The Smile by Donna Jo Napoli Book Resume:

Hers is the most famous portrait in the world. Here, in prose as rich as the high Renaissance, is Mona Lisa's tale. A story of passion, loss, and, above all, love. Elisabetta longs for romance, though she thinks she's too plain. Then, on a visit to Florence, she catches the eye of the great Leonardo da Vinci, and falls for a boy, Giuliano de Medici. It's a dangerous time to be involved with a Medici. As tragedy and chaos threaten their happiness, Elisabetta faces the bittersweet truth of love.

Mona Lisa Overdrive

Mona Lisa Overdrive [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307831191
Author: William Gibson
Publisher: Spectra
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Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson Book Resume:

William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .The Mona Lisa Overdrive. Enter Gibson's unique world—lyric and mechanical, sensual and violent, sobering and exciting—where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace. Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell. Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace without a computer. Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known. And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes . . . or so they think.

The Mathematician's Brain

The Mathematician's Brain [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0691190305
Author: David Ruelle
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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The Mathematician's Brain by David Ruelle Book Resume:

The Mathematician's Brain poses a provocative question about the world's most brilliant yet eccentric mathematical minds: were they brilliant because of their eccentricities or in spite of them? In this thought-provoking and entertaining book, David Ruelle, the well-known mathematical physicist who helped create chaos theory, gives us a rare insider's account of the celebrated mathematicians he has known-their quirks, oddities, personal tragedies, bad behavior, descents into madness, tragic ends, and the sublime, inexpressible beauty of their most breathtaking mathematical discoveries. Consider the case of British mathematician Alan Turing. Credited with cracking the German Enigma code during World War II and conceiving of the modern computer, he was convicted of "gross indecency" for a homosexual affair and died in 1954 after eating a cyanide-laced apple--his death was ruled a suicide, though rumors of assassination still linger. Ruelle holds nothing back in his revealing and deeply personal reflections on Turing and other fellow mathematicians, including Alexander Grothendieck, René Thom, Bernhard Riemann, and Felix Klein. But this book is more than a mathematical tell-all. Each chapter examines an important mathematical idea and the visionary minds behind it. Ruelle meaningfully explores the philosophical issues raised by each, offering insights into the truly unique and creative ways mathematicians think and showing how the mathematical setting is most favorable for asking philosophical questions about meaning, beauty, and the nature of reality. The Mathematician's Brain takes you inside the world--and heads--of mathematicians. It's a journey you won't soon forget.

The Shadow Drawing

The Shadow Drawing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0374715297
Author: Francesca Fiorani
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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The Shadow Drawing by Francesca Fiorani Book Resume:

An entirely new account of Leonardo the artist and Leonardo the scientist, and why they were one and the same man Leonardo da Vinci has long been celebrated for his consummate genius. He was the painter who gave us the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, and the inventor who anticipated the advent of airplanes, hot air balloons, and other technological marvels. But what was the connection between Leonardo the painter and Leonardo the scientist? Historians of Renaissance art have long supposed that Leonardo became increasingly interested in science as he grew older and turned his insatiable curiosity in new directions. They have argued that there are, in effect, two Leonardos—an artist and an inventor. In this pathbreaking new interpretation, the art historian Francesca Fiorani offers a different view. Taking a fresh look at Leonardo’s celebrated but challenging notebooks, as well as other sources, Fiorani argues that Leonardo became familiar with advanced thinking about human vision when he was still an apprentice in a Florence studio—and used his understanding of optical science to develop and perfect his painting techniques. For Leonardo, the task of the painter was to capture the interior life of a human subject, to paint the soul. And even at the outset of his career, he believed that mastering the scientific study of light, shadow, and the atmosphere was essential to doing so. Eventually, he set down these ideas in a book—A Treatise on Painting—that he considered his greatest achievement, though it would be disfigured, ignored, and lost in subsequent centuries. Ranging from the teeming streets of Florence to the most delicate brushstrokes on the surface of the Mona Lisa, The Shadow Drawing vividly reconstructs Leonardo’s life while teaching us to look anew at his greatest paintings. The result is both stirring biography and a bold reconsideration of how the Renaissance understood science and art—and of what was lost when that understanding was forgotten.

The Last Leonardo

The Last Leonardo [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1984819267
Author: Ben Lewis
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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The Last Leonardo by Ben Lewis Book Resume:

An epic quest exposes hidden truths about Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, the recently discovered masterpiece that sold for $450 million—and might not be the real thing. In 2017, Leonardo da Vinci’s small oil painting the Salvator Mundi was sold at auction. In the words of its discoverer, the image of Christ as savior of the world is “the rarest thing on the planet.” Its $450 million sale price also makes it the world’s most expensive painting. For two centuries, art dealers had searched in vain for the Holy Grail of art history: a portrait of Christ as the Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci. Many similar paintings of greatly varying quality had been executed by Leonardo’s assistants in the early sixteenth century. But where was the original by the master himself? In November 2017, Christie’s auction house announced they had it. But did they? The Last Leonardo tells a thrilling tale of a spellbinding icon invested with the power to make or break the reputations of scholars, billionaires, kings, and sheikhs. Ben Lewis takes us to Leonardo’s studio in Renaissance Italy; to the court of Charles I and the English Civil War; to Amsterdam, Moscow, and New Orleans; to the galleries, salerooms, and restorer’s workshop as the painting slowly, painstakingly emerged from obscurity. The vicissitudes of the highly secretive art market are charted across six centuries. It is a twisting tale of geniuses and oligarchs, double-crossings and disappearances, in which we’re never quite certain what to believe. Above all, it is an adventure story about the search for lost treasure, and a quest for the truth. Praise for The Last Leonardo “The story of the world’s most expensive painting is narrated with great gusto and formidably researched detail in Ben Lewis’s book. . . . Lewis’s probings of the Salvator’s backstory raise questions about its historical status and visibility, and these lead in turn to the fundamental question of whether the painting is really an autograph work by Leonardo.”—Charles Nicholl, The Guardian “As the art historian and critic Ben Lewis shows in his forensically detailed and gripping investigation into the history, discovery and sales of the painting, establishing the truth is like nailing down jelly.”— Michael Prodger, The Sunday Times

The Stolen Lady

The Stolen Lady [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062993607
Author: Laura Morelli
Publisher: HarperCollins
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The Stolen Lady by Laura Morelli Book Resume:

From the acclaimed author of The Night Portrait comes a stunning historical novel about two women, separated by five hundred years, who each hide Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa—with unintended consequences. France, 1939 At the dawn of World War II, Anne Guichard, a young archivist employed at the Louvre, arrives home to find her brother missing. While she works to discover his whereabouts, refugees begin flooding into Paris and German artillery fire rattles the city. Once they reach the city, the Nazis will stop at nothing to get their hands on the Louvre’s art collection. Anne is quickly sent to the Castle of Chambord, where the Louvre’s most precious artworks—including the Mona Lisa—are being transferred to ensure their safety. With the Germans hard on their heels, Anne frantically moves the Mona Lisa and other treasures again and again in an elaborate game of hide and seek. As the threat to the masterpieces and her life grows closer, Anne also begins to learn the truth about her brother and the role he plays in this dangerous game. Florence, 1479 House servant Bellina Sardi’s future seems fixed when she accompanies her newly married mistress, Lisa Gherardini, to her home across the Arno. Lisa’s husband, a prosperous silk merchant, is aligned with the powerful Medici, his home filled with luxuries and treasures. But soon, Bellina finds herself bewitched by a charismatic monk who has urged Florentines to rise up against the Medici and to empty their homes of the riches and jewels her new employer prizes. When Master Leonardo da Vinci is commissioned to paint a portrait of Lisa, Bellina finds herself tasked with hiding an impossible secret. When art and war collide, Leonardo da Vinci, his beautiful subject Lisa, and the portrait find themselves in the crosshairs of history.

Little Secrets

Little Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250154243
Author: Jennifer Hillier
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier Book Resume:

National Bestseller! "Unflinching and unforgettable. Little Secrets has everything you want in a thriller" —Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Lock Every Door Overwhelmed by tragedy, a woman desperately tries to save her marriage in award-winning author Jennifer Hillier's Little Secrets, a riveting novel of psychological suspense. All it takes to unravel a life is one little secret... Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. They're admired in their community and are a loving family—until their world falls apart the day their son Sebastian is taken. A year later, Marin is a shadow of herself. The FBI search has gone cold. The publicity has faded. She and her husband rarely speak. She hires a P.I. to pick up where the police left off, but instead of finding Sebastian, she learns that Derek is having an affair with a younger woman. This discovery sparks Marin back to life. She's lost her son; she's not about to lose her husband, too. Kenzie is an enemy with a face, which means this is a problem Marin can fix. Permanently.

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2291018558
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Feedbooks
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Oil and Marble

Oil and Marble [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1628726407
Author: Stephanie Storey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Oil and Marble by Stephanie Storey Book Resume:

In her brilliant debut, Storey brings early 16th-century Florence alive, entering with extraordinary empathy into the minds and souls of two Renaissance masters, creating a stunning art history thriller. From 1501 to 1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence. Leonardo was a charming, handsome fifty year-old at the peak of his career. Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid-twenties, desperate to make a name for himself. Michelangelo is a virtual unknown when he returns to Florence and wins the commission to carve what will become one of the most famous sculptures of all time: David. Even though his impoverished family shuns him for being an artist, he is desperate to support them. Living at the foot of his misshapen block of marble, Michelangelo struggles until the stone finally begins to speak. Working against an impossible deadline, he begins his feverish carving. Meanwhile, Leonardo's life is falling apart: he loses the hoped-for David commission; he can't seem to finish any project; he is obsessed with his ungainly flying machine; he almost dies in war; his engineering designs disastrously fail; and he is haunted by a woman he has seen in the market--a merchant's wife, whom he is finally commissioned to paint. Her name is Lisa, and she becomes his muse. Leonardo despises Michelangelo for his youth and lack of sophistication. Michelangelo both loathes and worships Leonardo's genius. Oil and Marble is the story of their nearly forgotten rivalry. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction--novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The paradoxical mysteries

The paradoxical mysteries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Oshin
Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers
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The paradoxical mysteries by Oshin Book Resume:

Containing fascinating and seemingly paradoxical mysteries, this brilliant collection peels back the veil on some of history’s most captivating stories. From the secret identity of Jack the Ripper to the possible existence of the paranormal, you’ll be taken on a puzzling journey into the unsolved questions and mysteries which plague our deeply complex past. Discover five thrilling true mysteries which defy all explanation- Take a thought-provoking look at the last moments aboard sinking of the -Titanic, and How it sparked true love story of Ida and Isidor Strauss ,Dive into the emotions with heart wrenching tales from survivors and unravel where is real heart of ocean? Uncover the Whitechapel murders and discover –Who were canonical five? Who was Jack the Ripper, and How did he prowl the dark streets of London for so long? Decode the secrets of the Mona Lisa, exploring the tantalizing possibilities of hidden codes, duplicate versions, how it became world’s most famous painting from ordinary and learn about the strange genius - Leonardo Da Vinci. Did Leonardo paint nude version of Mona lisa? Witness the fear of the unknown with real paranormal evidence including the Anneliese Michelle demonic possession and the exorcism, the Perron house haunting and the Amityville horror Decipher the greatest mystery of all time – Does God Exist? And how can science prove it? Elusive, perplexing and enigmatic, these mysteries have captured our attention and imaginations for decades. Based on a foundation of real-life facts and stories, the first book in The Paradoxical Mysteries Series will keep you hanging from every page. A land of wonder awaits you on other side.

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1782272062
Author: Alexander Lernet-Holenia
Publisher: Pushkin Collection
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Mona Lisa by Alexander Lernet-Holenia Book Resume:

'Love does not need any comforting. It does not even need requiting. All it needs is itself.' Florence, 1502. Marshal Louis de La Trémouille's small army has stopped off en route to Naples, to buy objects d'art for King Louis XII of France. Naturally, Leonardo da Vinci's workshop is on the shopping list; and during their visit to his house, the young nobleman de Bougainville chances upon the not-quite-finished Mona Lisa. He promptly, utterly and hopelessly falls in love with the woman in the painting, and is determined to find her - despite rumours that she has long ago died. A visit to an empty tomb, assault upon an Italian nobleman's mansion, duel and execution later, the secret of la Gioconda's smile is (possibly) revealed. An entertaining story, told with style - about love, life, art, and the Quixotic things that a man will do to realise his dream. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0385504217
Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Anchor
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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown Book Resume:

MORE THAN 80 MILLION COPIES SOLD Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Even more startling, the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion—a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci—and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle—while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move—the explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever.


Mystery [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501195891
Author: Jonah Lehrer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Mystery by Jonah Lehrer Book Resume:

Why does mystery create a mental itch that must be scratched? New York Times bestselling author Jonah Lehrer unlocks the secrets of mystery’s allure, putting together recent discoveries in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology and shining a new light on everything from the formulas of our favorite detective shows to the tricks of successful advertising campaigns and the calculated risks of the stock market. Why is mystery so compelling? What draws us to the unknown? Jonah Lehrer sets out to answer these questions in a vividly entertaining and surprisingly profound journey through the science of suspense. He finds that nothing is proven to capture a person’s attention as strongly as mystery, making mystery the key principle in how humans see and learn to understand the world. Whenever patterns are broken, we are hard-wired to find out why. Without our curiosity driving us to pursue new discoveries and persevere in solving stubborn problems, we would never have achieved the breakthroughs that have revolutionized human medicine, technology—and culture. From Shakespeare’s plays to the earliest works of the detective genre, our entertainment and media have continually reinvented successful forms of mystery to hook audiences. In Mystery, Lehrer interviews individuals in unconventional fields who use mystery to challenge themselves and to motivate others to reach to new heights, from dedicated small-business owners to innovative schoolteachers. He also examines the indelible role of mystery in our culture, revealing how the magical world of Harry Potter triggers the magic of dopamine in our brains, why the baseball season is ten times longer than the football season, and when the suspect is introduced in each episode of Law & Order. Illuminating and engaging, Mystery explores the many surprising ways in which embracing a sense of awe and curiosity can enrich our lives.

The Da Vinci Code (The Young Adult Adaptation)

The Da Vinci Code (The Young Adult Adaptation) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1524715840
Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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The Da Vinci Code (The Young Adult Adaptation) by Dan Brown Book Resume:

Dan Brown’s mega-bestseller is now available for a new generation of readers. This young adult adaptation is the perfect way to get ready for Origin, the latest novel featuring the character Robert Langdon. It will remind fans everywhere why the New York Times calls The Da Vinci Code “blockbuster perfection.” Includes over twenty color photos showing important locations, landmarks, and artwork, taking readers from Paris to London and beyond! The greatest conspiracy of the past two thousand years is about to unravel. Robert Langdon, professor of religious symbology at Harvard, is in Paris to give a lecture. At the reception that follows, he is scheduled to meet with a revered curator from the world-famous Louvre museum. But the curator never shows up, and later that night Langdon is awakened by authorities and told that the curator has been found dead. He is then taken to the Louvre—the scene of the crime—where he finds out that baffling clues have been left behind. Thus begins a race against time, as Robert Langdon becomes a suspect and, with the help of French cryptologist Sophie Neveu, must decipher a mystifying trail of clues that the two come to realize have been left specifically for them. If Robert and Sophie cannot solve the puzzle in time, an ancient truth could be lost forever—and they themselves might end up as collateral damage. Praise for the adult edition of The Da Vinci Code “WOW . . . Blockbuster perfection. An exhilaratingly brainy thriller. Not since the advent of Harry Potter has an author so flagrantly delighted in leading readers on a breathless chase and coaxing them through hoops.”—The New York Times “A new master of smart thrills. A pulse-quickening, brain-teasing adventure.”—People

Last Supper at Mona Lisa’s

Last Supper at Mona Lisa’s [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1532066848
Author: Ann M. Novakov
Publisher: iUniverse
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Last Supper at Mona Lisa’s by Ann M. Novakov Book Resume:

Betrayal, revenge, and murder take their seats at an anniversary table. Thirteen guests toast their Sicilian-American hosts, Dante and Lisa Santangelo, as a communion-like Chianti and homemade focaccia suddenly turn bitter on their palates. With cries for help frozen on their faces, all thirteen guests are inexplicably silenced forever. Dante and Carlo Santangelo are left orphaned when their parents are murdered by a local Mafioso Don. The two boys grow into men with different values and personalities. Dante is a charmer who wants revenge on his parents’ murderers. Carlo is the gentle giant and family protector who wants to recapture the simple life he cherished as a child. When the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, Carlo immediately enlists in the military while Dante operates the family pizzeria, sending the brothers down different paths—one to serve and one to seek revenge. As Carlo leaves for battle, he makes one request of Dante: to look after his girlfriend. But neither man has any idea of what lies ahead as the war unfolds and life comes full circle to reveal their destinies. Last Supper at Mona Lisa’s shares the gripping story of two Sicilian-American men orphaned after their parents are murdered by a Mafioso as one fights for his country and the other plots his revenge.

Marcel Duchamp and the Architecture of Desire

Marcel Duchamp and the Architecture of Desire [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351919997
Author: Penelope Haralambidou
Publisher: Routledge
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Marcel Duchamp and the Architecture of Desire by Penelope Haralambidou Book Resume:

While much has been written on Marcel Duchamp - one of the twentieth century's most beguiling artists - the subject of his flirtation with architecture seems to have been largely overlooked. Yet, in the carefully arranged plans and sections organising the blueprint of desire in the Large Glass, his numerous pieces replicating architectural fragments, and his involvement in designing exhibitions, Duchamp's fascination with architectural design is clearly evident. As his unconventional architectural influences - Niceron, Lequeu and Kiesler - and diverse legacy - Tschumi, OMA, Webb, Diller + Scofidio and Nicholson - indicate, Duchamp was not as much interested in 'built' architecture as he was in the architecture of desire, re-constructing the imagination through drawing and testing the boundaries between reality and its aesthetic and philosophical possibilities. Marcel Duchamp and the Architecture of Desire examines the link between architectural thinking and Duchamp's work. By employing design, drawing and making - the tools of the architect - Haralambidou performs an architectural analysis of Duchamp’s final enigmatic work Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas... demonstrating an innovative research methodology able to grasp meaning beyond textual analysis. This novel reading of his ideas and methods adds to, but also challenges, other art-historical interpretations. Through three main themes - allegory, visuality and desire - the book defines and theorises an alternative drawing practice positioned between art and architecture that predates and includes Duchamp.

Vincent - The Boy Who Painted the Night

Vincent - The Boy Who Painted the Night [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1789019559
Author: Mark Roland Langdale
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Vincent - The Boy Who Painted the Night by Mark Roland Langdale Book Resume:

Meet Vincent: a young boy from Holland with big dreams. Fortuneless and out of favour with just about everybody, Vincent discovers that he can escape if he only uses his powerful imagination. Sometimes his mind would wander so far, Vincent got lost. Not only did he get lost in the palette of his imagination, he would wander the halls of his Uncle’s art gallery travelling from one painting to another as if traversing the world. And when he discovers his own talent for painting, Vincent opens the door to a wonderful and magical world of art. From his bedroom window, Vincent can see the sky, framed as if in a large canvas. He dreams of painting the night. But can he capture Mother Nature’s magnificent muse? Artists of the world unite and free Vincent, the boy who painted the night.

Biography of Leonardo Da Vinci

Biography of Leonardo Da Vinci [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Vinod Kumar Mishra
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
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Biography of Leonardo Da Vinci by Vinod Kumar Mishra Book Resume:

Any person can be a good artist. There are many painters who have made excellent paintings in their lifetime. Similarly; a person can be a good scientist; an engineer or a mathematician. He can design wonderful things and also have them constructed. A person can be a good thinker.

The Life and Times of Leonardo Da Vinci

The Life and Times of Leonardo Da Vinci [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8184303645
Author: Vinod Kumar Mishra
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
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The Life and Times of Leonardo Da Vinci by Vinod Kumar Mishra Book Resume:

Leonardo da Vinci was a prominent artist and a scholar of the Italian Renaissance, famous for his immortal works: ‘The Last Supper’ and ‘Mona Lisa’. Leonardo was a genius. He was diversely talented as a painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, astronomer, cartographer, botanist, historian and writer. Leonardo was very talented. He attained proficiency as an artist to the extent that his teacher left painting after he saw one of his finished works. This book throws light on the artistry of an art icon Leonardo da Vinci who still remains an inspiration to all budding artists.

Scientist And The Forger, The (Second Edition): Probing A Turbulent Art World

Scientist And The Forger, The (Second Edition): Probing A Turbulent Art World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 178634422X
Author: Ragai Jehane
Publisher: World Scientific
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Scientist And The Forger, The (Second Edition): Probing A Turbulent Art World by Ragai Jehane Book Resume:

In The Scientist and the Forger: Probing a Turbulent Art World the author draws upon an enthralling range of case studies, from Botticelli to Leonardo, Campendonk to Pollock and Chagall to Freud, equipping the reader with a holistic understanding of an art world shaped by fast-moving trends, and increasingly permeated by science. We are taken on a gripping journey, becoming witness to the attempts currently being made to safeguard a partly complicit art market virtually under siege. How can we determine whether it was Leonardo's hand that created Salvator Mundi? How can we prove that a suspected Pollock is a forgery? And how can Man in a Black Cravat be seemingly incontrovertibly attributed to Lucian Freud, despite this artist's adamant refusal to recognize it as one of his own? This book reveals how art historians and scientists collaborate conclusively to authenticate paintings or demonstrate that they are forgeries, and as the enigma of La Bella Principessa continues to baffle, the question remains: do we have enough reason to hope that we shall one day know her true story? Building on the first edition, a more in depth look is taken at some of the greatest scandals to date — with an interpretation of the psychological behavior of Ann Freedman the former president and director of the Knoedler Gallery. Contents: IntroductionPart I: AttributionThe ForgerAuthenticationPart II: The CourtSafeguarding the Art MarketPart III: La Bella PrincipessaMona LisasPart IV: The ScientistEpilogue Readership: A general interest book for general readers, curators, art connoisseurs, art historians, psychologists, scientists and financiers. Keywords: Art;Forgery;Knoedler Gallery;La Bella Principessa;Caravaggio;Elena Basner;Blockchain Technology;Mona LisaReview: "This second edition is rendered even more fascinating by the inclusion of case studies that illuminate the complexities, tensions and ambiguities of the fast-expanding international art market." Martin Rees (Lord Rees of Ludlow) OM, FRS, FREng, FMedSc Astronomer Royal, Former President of the Royal Society and Former Master of Trinity College, Cambridge "Jehane Ragai incisively opened all the fascinating, unexpected worlds behind her subject — science, sleuthing and skulduggery. Surely there is no more thorough and entertaining scrutiny of the art of forgery." June Mendoza AO, OBE, RP, ROI, HonSWA Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Artists "Even the seasoned art historian will learn much from this informative book." Jean Michel Massing Professor of History of Art, King's College, Cambridge "There is a richness in details from a selection of cases, and the author is a good story-teller. The book has an important educational role in the professional authentication of art — the book includes a discussion of the most pressing problems today and indicates a possible future development." Prof Bengt Norden Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences "Art forgeries is an industry that is growing in size with the increasing value of fine art. Jehane Ragai's new book is highly recommended for those who want an insight into this obscure fascinating field." Krister Homberg Former President of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences, Gothenburg Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Written in Life's Design

Written in Life's Design [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1463449917
Author: Danielle E. Craig
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Written in Life's Design by Danielle E. Craig Book Resume:

Written in Life's Design, Is a book of poetic and left-of-center poetic writings describing life's experiences. Aimed to inspire, define, and help guide those of us who are unsure where to turn next. Inside you will find a multitude of diversity. Each page has its own story to tell, each chapter will paint a portrait in your head, and the book in whole will inspire you. You can read it from front to back, but to optically indulge your senses I recommend reading it piece-by-piece. May this book entertain and delight you the way it did me while writing it.

The Odd Body

The Odd Body [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1449411398
Author: Stephen Juan
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
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The Odd Body by Stephen Juan Book Resume:

If you've ever had a question about your body (maybe one you're afraid to ask?), this book is for you. Things like why we yawn, why skin wrinkles after a bath, or even whether it's possible to keep a severed head alive: The Odd Body explains these and many other silly, weird, bizarre, and fascinating body mysteries. Dr. Stephen Juan entertains and rivets readers with his detailed answers. Reading The Odd Body is like having your doctor patiently answer all your random questions, one by one. But Dr. Juan goes well beyond the usual and ordinary things people wonder about bodies, like why most individuals are right-handed or why you get chills when chalk screeches across a blackboard. He also tells readers how a dead body is made into a mummy, the success rate of those who bore holes in their own heads to relieve headaches, and much, much more. The Odd Body is a unique combination of fun and fascinating material that's delivered by an expert who happens to be a great storyteller. The book's question-and-answer format makes it easy to pick up, turn to any page, and immediately become drawn into the intricacies of anatomy and physiology while gaining a better understanding of the human need to know more about ourselves.

Scouting Around the Veterinary Hospital from a Dog’s-Eye View: Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas A & M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Scouting Around the Veterinary Hospital from a Dog’s-Eye View: Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas A & M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1483426467
Author: Marilyn Sebesta
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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Scouting Around the Veterinary Hospital from a Dog’s-Eye View: Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas A & M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences by Marilyn Sebesta Book Resume:

Scout, the loveable Labrador, is excited to introduce you to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at Texas A&M University. Along the way, she shares information about this unique, world-class veterinary hospital, along with details on the school and on special Aggie traditions. Scout explains the many reasons that she loves going to the Veterinarian at Texas A&M. From start to finish, these veterinarians treat their patients right. The hospital has all kinds of specialists and is open twenty-four hours a day. Taking care of both pets and wild animals—critters large and small—this school and its graduates make life better for the entire animal kingdom! What’s more, it’s part of a great school with many wonderful and fun traditions. This illustrated tour from a dog’s point of view celebrates one hundred years of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Proceeds from this book will go to the Save the Animal Fund at the Small Animal Hospital.

The Betrayers

The Betrayers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 163373675X
Author: Parris Afton Bonds
Publisher: Oghma Creative Media
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The Betrayers by Parris Afton Bonds Book Resume:

Love and hate combine to endanger the Paladíns and all they hold dear. When a longtime family friend is wrongly accused of involvement in a Houston riot and mutiny, Drake Paladín vows to get the best attorney money can buy. That lawyer is none other than Roger Clarendon, known not only for his legal prowess but his insufferable arrogance as well. When the drunken attorney makes an aggressive pass at Drake's wife, Angel, Drake breaks Roger open like a shotgun. The violent scuffle results in Roger's father—the Honorable Brighton Clarendon, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court—delivering a none-to-subtle message to the Paladíns: politics is dirty business. From hereon, the Paladíns are under the gun, suffering failures and even outright sabotage across their many business ventures. Eventually, even The Barony itself, the sprawling South Texas ranch the family fought and won the right to at the Battle of San Jacinto, is put in peril. Rallying together to save their ancestral home, the Paladíns finally put niceties and tolerance behind them. This is war. But this battle to exterminate the Clarendons takes Preston Paladín all the way to the bowels of pre-war Nazi Germany—and the disarming charms of the beautiful Fabienne Allaman. But on whose side is she really? And dare he risk The Barony and the fate of his entire family for the love of a resistance fighter with nothing to lose? In the penultimate volume of her riveting Texicans saga, New York Times bestselling author Parris Afton Bonds weaves the threads of loyalty, class, power, and politics into a single captivating tale of one family’s struggle to survive the fires of war and The Great Depression. Written with the authenticity of an historian, the color of a painter, and the grace of a choreographer, The Betrayers is Bonds at her finest.

Tacit and Explicit Knowledge

Tacit and Explicit Knowledge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0226113825
Author: Harry Collins
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Tacit and Explicit Knowledge by Harry Collins Book Resume:

Much of what humans know we cannot say. And much of what we do we cannot describe. For example, how do we know how to ride a bike when we can’t explain how we do it? Abilities like this were called “tacit knowledge” by physical chemist and philosopher Michael Polanyi, but here Harry Collins analyzes the term, and the behavior, in much greater detail, often departing from Polanyi’s treatment. In Tacit and Explicit Knowledge, Collins develops a common conceptual language to bridge the concept’s disparate domains by explaining explicit knowledge and classifying tacit knowledge. Collins then teases apart the three very different meanings, which, until now, all fell under the umbrella of Polanyi’s term: relational tacit knowledge (things we could describe in principle if someone put effort into describing them), somatic tacit knowledge (things our bodies can do but we cannot describe how, like balancing on a bike), and collective tacit knowledge (knowledge we draw that is the property of society, such as the rules for language). Thus, bicycle riding consists of some somatic tacit knowledge and some collective tacit knowledge, such as the knowledge that allows us to navigate in traffic. The intermixing of the three kinds of tacit knowledge has led to confusion in the past; Collins’s book will at last unravel the complexities of the idea. Tacit knowledge drives everything from language, science, education, and management to sport, bicycle riding, art, and our interaction with technology. In Collins’s able hands, it also functions at last as a framework for understanding human behavior in a range of disciplines.

Brand Like A Rock Star

Brand Like A Rock Star [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1608322734
Author: Steve Jones
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
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Brand Like A Rock Star by Steve Jones Book Resume:

Reveals the core marketing and branding strategies behind the success of the world's greatest bands. This book helps readers learn inside information about the world's most popular bands that translates directly and memorably into actionable business practices.