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Warriors: Graystripe's Adventure

Warriors: Graystripe's Adventure [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062573012
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A full-color collection of three manga adventures from the world of Erin Hunter’s #1 bestselling Warriors series—never before available in color! This epic volume includes all three books in the Graystripe’s Adventure manga trilogy: The Lost Warrior, Warrior’s Refuge, and Warrior’s Return. Set after the events of Warriors: The New Prophecy #3: Dawn, this graphic novel adventure follows one of the series’ most beloved characters as he embarks on a difficult journey to return to his home among the Clans. Graystripe, deputy of ThunderClan, has been captured by Twolegs. He longs to go back to the forest and his Clan, and sets off in search of his Clanmates alongside a feisty kittypet named Millie. But with the forest destroyed, and no clear path to lead him, how will Graystripe find his way home?

Rise of the Wolf (Mark of the Thief #2)

Rise of the Wolf (Mark of the Thief #2) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0545562066
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Rise of the Wolf (Mark of the Thief #2) by Jennifer A. Nielsen Book Resume:

Nic may have escaped enslavement in the mines outside of Rome, but his troubles are far from over. The Praetor War -- the battle to destroy Rome from within -- is in full force, and Nic is caught in the crossfire. The secretive Praetors are determined to unlock a powerful amulet -- one sure to bring the empire to its knees. Worse, the Praetors believe Nic holds the key to finding this amulet, and they will stop at nothing to steal it, even if that means harming the people Nic holds most dear. When the Praetors capture Nic's mother, Nic knows he must do anything to save her. He challenges the Praetors to a chariot race. If he wins, they will release his mother. But if he loses, he must hand over a magic that will certainly bring about the end of Rome as well as his own life. Can Nic once again harness his magic and gather the strength to defeat his enemies? Or will he lose his mother and bear witness to Rome's destruction?

World of Warcraft: Arthas

World of Warcraft: Arthas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1439159386
Author: Christie Golden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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World of Warcraft: Arthas by Christie Golden Book Resume:

Frostmourne. It was caught in a hovering, jagged chunk of ice, the runes that ran the length of its blade glowing a cool blue. Below it was a dais of some sort, standing on a large gently raised mound that was covered in a dusting of snow. A soft light, coming from somewhere high above where the cavern was open to daylight, shone down on the runeblade. The icy prison hid some details of the sword's shape and form, exaggerated others. It was revealed and concealed at the same time, and all the more tempting, like a new lover imperfectly glimpsed through a gauzy curtain. Arthas knew the blade -- it was the selfsame sword he had seen in his dream when he first arrived. The sword that had not killed Invincible, but that had brought him back healed and healthy. He'd thought it a good omen then, but now he knew it was a true sign. This was what he had come to find. This sword would change everything. Arthas stared raptly at it, his hands almost physically aching to grasp it, his fingers to wrap themselves around the hilt, his arms to feel the weapon swinging smoothly in the blow that would end Mal'Ganis, end the torment he had visited upon the people of Lordaeron, end this lust for revenge. Drawn, he stepped forward. The uncanny elemental spirit drew its icy sword. "Turn away, before it is too late," it intoned. * * * His evil is legend. Lord of the undead Scourge, wielder of the runeblade Frostmourne, and enemy of the free peoples of Azeroth. The Lich King is an entity of incalculable power and unparalleled malice -- his icy soul utterly consumed by his plans to destroy all life on the World of Warcraft. But it was not always so. Long before his soul was fused with that of the orc shaman Ner'zhul, the Lich King was Arthas Menethil, crown prince of Lordaeron and faithful paladin of the Silver Hand. When a plague of undeath threatened all that he loved, Arthas was driven to pursue an ill-fated quest for a runeblade powerful enough to save his homeland. Yet the object of his search would exact a heavy price from its new master, beginning a horrifying descent into damnation. Arthas's path would lead him through the arctic northern wastes toward the Frozen Throne, where he would face, at long last, the darkest of destinies.

Warriors: Cats of the Clans

Warriors: Cats of the Clans [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061973696
Author: Erin Hunter
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Warriors: Cats of the Clans by Erin Hunter Book Resume:

Hear the stories of the great warriors as they've never been told before! Cats of the Clans is chock-full of visual treats and captivating details, including full-color illustrations and in-depth biographies of important cats—from fierce Clan leaders to wise medicine cats to the most mischievous kits, as well as loners, rogues, and kittypets. This collectible guide is a great introduction to the Warriors series for new fans and is indispensable for those already hooked!

The Scourge

The Scourge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0545682460
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen Book Resume:

As a lethal plague sweeps through the land, Ani Mells is shocked when she is unexpectedly captured by the governor's wardens and forced to submit to a test for the deadly Scourge. She is even more surprised when the test results come back positive, and she is sent to Attic Island, a former prison turned refuge -- and quarantine colony -- for the ill. The Scourge's victims, Ani now among them, can only expect to live out short, painful lives there. However, Ani quickly discovers that she doesn't know the whole truth about the Scourge or the Colony. She's been caught in a devious plot, and, with the help of her best friend, Weevil, Ani means to uncover just what is actually going on. But will she and Weevil survive long enough to do so? The Scourge is an explosively thrilling tale of adventure and intrigue, courage and heart from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen.

Chagas Disease:History of a Continent's Scourge

Chagas Disease:History of a Continent's Scourge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0823242498
Author: Francois Delaporte
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
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Chagas Disease:History of a Continent's Scourge by Francois Delaporte Book Resume:

In Chagas Disease: History of a Continent's Scourge, Francois Delaporte describes how the interaction of public health policy with medical knowledge and epistemological transformations in the period 1900-1935 can account for the discovery of a continental endemic. It also deconstructs the myths that surround a number of major medical discoveries in both Brazil and Argentina.

Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State

Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 039324203X
Author: Ali Soufan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State by Ali Soufan Book Resume:

"Anyone who wants to understand the world we live in now should read this book." —Lawrence Wright To eliminate the scourge of terrorism, we must first know who the enemy actually is, and what his motivations are. In Anatomy of Terror, former FBI special agent and New York Times best-selling author Ali Soufan dissects Osama bin Laden’s brand of jihadi terrorism and its major offshoots, revealing how these organizations were formed, how they operate, their strengths, and—crucially—their weaknesses. This riveting account examines the new Islamic radicalism through the stories of its flag-bearers, including a U.S. Air Force colonel who once served Saddam Hussein, a provincial bookworm who declared himself caliph of all Muslims, and bin Laden’s own beloved son Hamza, a prime candidate to lead the organization his late father founded. Anatomy of Terror lays bare the psychology and inner workings of al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, and their spawn, and shows how the spread of terror can be stopped. Winner of the Airey Neave Memorial Book Prize

Life as a Weapon

Life as a Weapon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1136921060
Author: Riaz Hassan
Publisher: Routledge
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Life as a Weapon by Riaz Hassan Book Resume:

Suicide bombing has become a weapon of choice among terrorist groups because of its lethality and ability to cause mayhem and fear. But who carries out these acts, and what motivates them? By undertaking analysis of the information in the most comprehensive suicide terrorism database in the world, Life as a Weapon seeks to question and in turn undermine the common perception that the psychopathology of suicide bombers and their religious beliefs are the principal causes. Instead, the book presents a cocktail of motivations that drive suicide bombers, and explains how their actions achieve multiple purposes – community approval, political success, liberation of the homeland, personal redemption or honour, refusal to accept subjugation, revenge, anxiety, defiance. Since the configuration of these driving factors is also specifically related to the circumstances of political conflict in each different country, it is only through gaining understanding and knowledge of these conditions that appropriate policies and responses can be developed that will protect the public and counter the scourge of suicide bombings. Life as a Weapon is a pivotal text in the discussion surrounding suicide bombings, and as such it is of relevance to undergraduate students, postgraduates, and researchers working in areas such as Security Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Terrorism, Criminology and Political Science.

Warriors Super Edition: Firestar's Quest

Warriors Super Edition: Firestar's Quest [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061973688
Author: Erin Hunter
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Warriors Super Edition: Firestar's Quest by Erin Hunter Book Resume:

An epic stand-alone adventure in Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series! Set just after the events of Warriors #6: The Darkest Hour, this Super Edition follows the ThunderClan leader Firestar on a quest to uncover a long-forgotten truth. It is a time of peace between the warrior Clans, and all four are thriving. Then Firestar, leader of ThunderClan, discovers a terrible secret: the warrior ancestors of StarClan have lied to him. Firestar must embark on a perilous journey to right their wrong—and nothing will ever be the same again. Join the legion of fans who have discovered the epic adventures, fierce warrior cats, and thrilling fantasy world of the mega-bestselling Warriors series. This stand-alone entry is perfect for new readers and dedicated fans alike.

Scourge of Henry VIII

Scourge of Henry VIII [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473848393
Author: Melanie Clegg
Publisher: Pen and Sword
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Scourge of Henry VIII by Melanie Clegg Book Resume:

The little-known story of the mother of Mary, Queen of Scots and her feud with the Tudors: “Will fascinate anyone who loves a simmering, twisting tale” (All About History). Mary, Queen of Scots continues to intrigue both historians and the general public—but the story of her mother, Marie de Guise, is much less well known. A political power in her own right, she was born into the powerful and ambitious Lorraine family, spending her formative years at the dazzling, licentious court of François I. Although briefly courted by Henry VIII, she instead married his nephew, James V of Scotland, in 1538. James’s premature death four years later left their six-day-old daughter, Mary, as queen, and presented Marie with the formidable challenge of winning the support of the Scottish people and protecting her daughter’s threatened birthright. Content until now to remain in the background and play the part of the obedient wife, Marie spent the next eighteen years effectively governing Scotland—devoting her considerable intellect, courage, and energy to safeguarding her daughter’s inheritance by using a deft mixture of cunning, charm, determination, and tolerance. This biography, from the author of Marie Antoinette: An Intimate History, tells the story and offers a fresh assessment of this most fascinating and underappreciated of sixteenth-century female rulers.

A Night Divided (Scholastic Gold)

A Night Divided (Scholastic Gold) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0545682436
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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A Night Divided (Scholastic Gold) by Jennifer A. Nielsen Book Resume:

From NYT bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a stunning thriller about a girl who must escape to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family between east and west.

Solak Scourge of the Sea

Solak Scourge of the Sea [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1408327031
Author: Adam Blade
Publisher: Orchard Books
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Solak Scourge of the Sea by Adam Blade Book Resume:

Join the hero Tom on a high-action adventure with terrible Beasts and deadly danger! Tom is about to embark on his biggest Quest yet! The lands of Avantia, Kayonia and Gorgonia are under attack from six Evil Beasts. Tom's first deadly challenge is to defeat Solak, Scourge of the Sea.

Whose Water Is It, Anyway?

Whose Water Is It, Anyway? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1773054279
Author: Maude Barlow
Publisher: ECW Press
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Whose Water Is It, Anyway? by Maude Barlow Book Resume:

“Maude Barlow is one of our planet’s greatest water defenders.” — Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine The Blue Communities Project is dedicated to three primary things: that access to clean, drinkable water is a basic human right; that municipal and community water will be held in public hands; and that single-use plastic water bottles will not be available in public spaces. With its simple, straightforward approach, the movement has been growing around the world for a decade. Today, Paris, Berlin, Bern, and Montreal are just a few of the cities that have made themselves Blue Communities. In Whose Water Is It, Anyway?, renowned water justice activist Maude Barlow recounts her own education in water issues as she and her fellow grassroots water warriors woke up to the immense pressures facing water in a warming world. Concluding with a step-by-step guide to making your own community blue, Maude Barlow’s latest book is a heartening example of how ordinary people can effect enormous change.

Warriors Super Edition: Bluestar's Prophecy

Warriors Super Edition: Bluestar's Prophecy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780061923692
Author: Erin Hunter
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Warriors Super Edition: Bluestar's Prophecy by Erin Hunter Book Resume:

Warriors Super Edition: Bluestar’s Prophecy is an epic stand-alone adventure in Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series! In this Super Edition, discover the secrets behind legendary ThunderClan leader Bluestar’s rise to power, before the events of Warriors #1: Into the Wild. Bluestar has been prophesied to guide ThunderClan through a time of great turmoil. But dangerous secrets from her past haunt her every paw step—shadowy whispers that may destroy her . . . and her Clan. Join the legion of fans who have discovered the epic adventures, fierce warrior cats, and thrilling fantasy world of the mega-bestselling Warriors series. This stand-alone entry is perfect for new readers and dedicated fans alike. Bluestar’s Prophecy also includes an exclusive ten-page Warriors manga adventure!

The Rise of "The Rest"

The Rise of ISBN-10: 019803198X
Author: Alice H. Amsden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Rise of "The Rest" by Alice H. Amsden Book Resume:

After World War II a select number of countries outside Japan and the West--those that Alice Amsden calls "the rest"--gained market share in modern industries and altered global competition. By 2000, a great divide had developed within "the rest", the lines drawn according to prewar manufacturing experience and equality in income distribution. China, India, Korea and Taiwan had built their own national manufacturing enterprises that were investing heavily in R&D. Their developmental states had transformed themselves into champions of science and technology. By contrast, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico had experienced a wave of acquisitions and mergers that left even more of their leading enterprises controlled by multinational firms. The developmental states of Mexico and Turkey had become hand-tied by membership in NAFTA and the European Union. Which model of late industrialization will prevail, the "independent" or the "integrationist," is a question that challenges the twenty-first century.

India 3.0: The Rise of a Billion People

India 3.0: The Rise of a Billion People [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9352770994
Author: Arun Tiwari
Publisher: HarperCollins
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India 3.0: The Rise of a Billion People by Arun Tiwari Book Resume:

On 8 November 2016, India radically changed its future course, a change that has precedent only in such momentous occasions in Indian history as the Independence (India 1.0) and economic liberalization (India 2.0). Prime Minister Modi took a decisive step to pluck the scourge of black money at its root, by demonetizing high-value currency notes, and though it caused much inconvenience the people were willing to brave it for the country. It was a resilient India's thirst for self-realization and heralded a new consciousness of the Indian people - one that seeks political willpower and integrity. India's future has been the ground of many contentions and to date, it remains the greatest and most far-reaching political experiment in human history. From being a democracy to its aspirations of being a global powerhouse - the world has looked on with curiosity the development of its rising billion. However, according to Arun Tiwari, many writings on India focus on its cerebral rather than identitarian aspects, and thus leave out a crucial piece in understanding India's national trajectory and future pedigree. India 3.0 is a step forward in this regard, as it is a geological exploration of the Indian mind, to know its psychology and temperament, its wounds and victories. A book of hope, India 3.0 analyses the three watersheds in Indian history - Independence (India 1.0), liberalization (India 2.0) and Demonetization (India 3.0) - and traces a path to India's vaunted destiny: of becoming a world leader.

The Rise of Western Power

The Rise of Western Power [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 135006615X
Author: Jonathan Daly
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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In this second edition of The Rise of Western Power, Jonathan Daly retains the broad sweep of his introduction to the history of Western civilization as well as introducing new material into every chapter, enhancing the book's global coverage and engaging with the latest historical debates. The West's history is one of extraordinary success: no other region, empire, culture, or civilization has left so powerful a mark upon the world. Daly charts the West's achievements-representative government, the free enterprise system, modern science, and the rule of law-as well as its misdeeds: two World Wars, the Holocaust, imperialistic domination, and the Atlantic slave trade. Taking us through a series of revolutions, he explores the contributions of other cultures and civilizations to the West's emergence, weaving in historical, geographical, and cultural factors. The new edition also contains more material on themes such as the environment and gender, and additional coverage of India, China and the Islamic world. Daly's engaging narrative is accompanied by timelines, maps and further reading suggestions, along with a companion website featuring study questions, over 100 primary sources and 60 historical maps to enable further study.

Religion and the Rise of Capitalism

Religion and the Rise of Capitalism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351493841
Author: R.H. Tawney
Publisher: Routledge
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Religion and the Rise of Capitalism by R.H. Tawney Book Resume:

In one of the truly great classics of twentieth-century political economy, R. H. Tawney addresses the question of how religion has affected social and economic practices. He does this by a relentless tracking of the influence of religious thought on capitalist economy and ideology since the Middle Ages. In so doing he sheds light on why Christianity continues to exert a unique role in the marketplace. In so doing, the book offers an incisive analysis of the historical background of present morals and mores in Western culture.Religion and the Rise of Capitalism is even more pertinent now than when it first was published; for today it is clearer that the dividing line between spheres of religion and secular business is shifting, that economic interests and ethical considerations are no longer safely locked in separate compartments. By examining that period which saw the transition from medieval to modern theories of social organization, Tawney clarifies the most pressing problems of the end of the century. In tough, muscular, richly varied prose, he tells an absorbing and meaningful story. And in his new introduction, which may well be a classic in its own right, Adam Seligman details Tawney's entire background, the current status of social science thought on these large issues, and a comparative analysis of Tawney with Max Weber that will at once delight and inform readers of all kinds.

Asia, Europe, and the Emergence of Modern Science

Asia, Europe, and the Emergence of Modern Science [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137031735
Author: A. Bala
Publisher: Springer
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Asia, Europe, and the Emergence of Modern Science by A. Bala Book Resume:

This volume brings together essays from leading thinkers to examine what role Asian traditions of knowledge played in the rise of modern science in Europe, the implications this has for the epistemology of science, and whether pre-modern Asian traditions can provide resources for advancing scientific knowledge in future.

Rape and the Rise of the Author

Rape and the Rise of the Author [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317071530
Author: Amy Greenstadt
Publisher: Routledge
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Rape and the Rise of the Author by Amy Greenstadt Book Resume:

Contending that early modern fictional portrayals of sexual violence identify the position of the author with that of the chaste woman threatened with rape, Amy Greenstadt challenges the prevalent scholarly view that this period's concept of 'The Author' was inherently masculine. Instead, she argues, the analogy between rape and writing centrally informed ideas of literary intention that emerged during the English Renaissance. Analyzing works by Milton, Sidney, Shakespeare and Cavendish, Greenstadt shows how the figure of 'The Author' - and by extension ideas of the modern individual--derived from a paradigm of female virtue and vulnerability. This volume supplements the growing body of studies that address the relationship between early modern textual representation and notions of gender and sexuality; it also adds a new dimension in considering the wider origins of modern concepts of selfhood and individual rights.