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Enchantress from the Stars

by Sylvia Engdahl

Enchantress from the Stars is an independent, 290 page science fantasy novel first published in 1970 and written by the highly acclaimed Sylvia Engdahl. This edition contains a forward by Lois Lowry. The combination of magic, technology, and psychic powers in the novel is based on Engdahl's theory that civilizations evolve through three stages of belief and morality. The survey force of the galactic government is dedicated to the shielding of planets that have fledgling human cultures from anything that might interfere with their natural development. Elana and her father are sent on a mission to save the magic believing inhabitants of Andrecia, who are protected, from the primitive colonizing efforts of a neighboring star system, whose race is also protected. <P><P> The summary by Penguin Books reads as follows:<P> Elana is a member of a supremely advanced intersteller civilization on a mission to the medieval planet Andrecia. To her shock, she becomes the key to a dangerous plan to turn back an invasion by an aggressive, space-faring "Youngling" species. How can she possibly help the Andrecians, who still believe in magic and superstition, without revealing her alien origins? Apprentice Medical Officer Jarel knows that the Imperial Exploration Corps doesn't consider the Andrecians to be human, and he has seen the atrocious treatment the natives get from his people. How can Jarel make a difference, when he alone regrets the destruction his people bring?<P> Georyn, son of an Andrecian woodcutter, knows only that there is a dragon on the other side of the enchanted forest, and he is prepared to do whatever it takes to defeat it. To him, Elana is the Enchantress from the Stars who has come to test him, to prove he is worthy... <P> A NEWBERY HONOR BOOK <P> WINNER OF THE PHOENIX AWARD

Enchantress Mine

by Bertrice Small

Flame-haired Mairin of Aelfeah was a ravishing beauty who caught the attention of three extraordinary men--Basil, Prince of Byzantium, who taught her love's mysterious secrets; Josselin of Combourg, a gallant knight of William the Conquerer; and Eric Longsword, the powerful Viking whose tragic love for Mairin would mark her forever. To these men, Mairin was the Enchantress-- and in a world gone mad with savage war and fierce desire, only their love could save her.

Encounters: 15 Stirring Tales and Exciting Encounters

by Burton Goodman

This book contains 15 outstanding stories, each of recognized literary value. Within these pages you will find time-honored authors, as well as present-day writers. You will find, too, that many countries and cultures are represented. As the title suggests, each selection in this volume involves an encounter. There are, of course, many different kinds of encounters. As you might expect, there are encounters with enemies and danger. But characters also look within themselves, as they encounter questions dealing with personal courage and conscience.

The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events #13)

by Lemony Snicket Brett Helquist Michael Kupperman

Like an off-key violin concert, the Roman Empire, or food poisoning, all things must come to an end. Thankfully, this includes A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. The thirteenth and final installment in the groundbreaking series will answer readers' most burning questions: Will Count Olaf prevail? Will the Baudelaires survive? Will the series end happily? If there's nothing out there, what was that noise? Then again, why trouble yourself with unfortunate resolutions? Avoid the thirteenth and final book of Lemony Snicket's international bestselling series and you'll never have to know what happens. Ages 10+

End Game

by John Gilstrap

"If you like Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, you'll love John Gilstrap."--Gayle Lynds"My favorite tough guy hero is back." --Jeffery Deaver"One of the finest thriller writers on the planet." --Tess GerritsenAssassins have eliminated a Chechen scientist who's been working as a double agent for the U.S. government. The feds know who to call: Jonathan Grave and his elite rescue team. Their mission: find the dead man's teenage son, who's on the run--and off the grid--with crucial information that must not fall into the wrong hands. There's one problem: the boy's bodyguard is a security specialist with unusual talents, and she's not giving up without a fight. Only by bringing them both back alive can Grave expose the traitor in the highest levels of power--and prevent an all-out nuclear war. Praise for John Gilstrap"Gilstrap pushes every thriller button."--San Francisco Chronicle"A great hero, a really exciting series."--Joseph Finder"When you pick up a Gilstrap novel, one thing is always true--you are going to be entertained at a high rate of speed."--Suspense Magazine

Endangered Species (Anna Pigeon #5)

by Nevada Barr

In the fifth installment of this award-winning series, Anna struggles to untangle one of the most unusual-and complex-puzzles of her career. Marooned on Cumberland Island National Seashore off the coast of Georgia, Anna finds time weighing heavily while she waits out a twenty-one-day assignment on fire detail. When a plane crash in the inland palmetto thickets calls her and the other members of the fire crew to action, the flames are quickly extinguished. But suspicions smolder over the cause of the accident, which killed both the pilot and his passenger, Cumberland's lone law enforcement ranger. The tightly knit island society begins to seethe with hushed accusations. As tensions escalate, Anna and her crew find themselves pressed into service. Though the "experts" are called in to evaluate the crash, Anna can't let the investigation rest solely in their hands. Her inquiry causes her to stumble into shady dealings that question the integrity-and honor-of her own crew. Like most national parks and seashores, Cumberland Island boasts its share of treasures: endangered loggerhead turtles, hunted illegally for their valuable shells and delicate eggs; rich beachfront property; fertile marshland and shrimping waters-and a particular source of wealth., of which the Park Service is unaware. Yet the island has" no fences or alarm systems to guard its cherished goods, only the eyes and ears of a handful of determined rangers. Will protecting the island come at a price even Anna is unwilling to pay?

Ender's World (Ender Wiggin #1)

by Orson Scott Card Neal Shusterman Mary Robinette Kowal Janis Ian Aaron Johnston Eric James Stone

Experience the thrill of reading Ender's Game all over againGo deeper into the complexities of Orson Scott Card's classic novel with science fiction and fantasy writers, YA authors, military strategists, including:<P><P> Ender prequel series coauthor Aaron Johnston on Ender and the evolution of the child hero. Burn Notice creator Matt Nix on Ender's Game as a guide to life. Hugo award-winning writer Mary Robinette Kowal on how Ender's Game gets away with breaking all the (literary) rules. Retired US Air Force Colonel Tom Ruby on what the military could learn from Ender about leadership. Bestselling YA author Neal Shusterman on the ambivalence toward survival that lies at the heart of Ender's story.<P> Plus pieces by Hilari Bel, John Brown, Mette Ivie Harrison, Janis Ian, Alethea Kontis, David Lubar and Alison S. Myers, John F. Schmitt, Ken Scholes, and Eric James Stone.<P> Also includes never-before-seen content from Orson Scott Card on the writing and evolution of the events in Ender's Game, from the design of Battle School to the mindset of the pilots who sacrificed themselves in humanity's fight against the formics. Hugo and Nebula Awards winner.

Endless

by Jessica Shirvington

LOVE WILL KILL US ALL Violet Eden thought she was getting things under control. Then all hell breaks loose--literally. In the war between angels and exiles, she's about to face the biggest baddie of all time. Except she's not nearly ready. The dark exile Phoenix is still messing with her head--not to mention her heart. And her undeniable attraction to Lincoln has gotten downright dangerous. When Hell unleashes its worst, Violet must embrace every facet of her angel self to save the people she cares about and the world as she knows it. But death is not the worst thing she will face...

Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles #2)

by Kresley Cole

In this seductive follow-up to "Poison Princess," #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Kresley Cole takes us deeper into the dark world of the Arcana Chronicles. "Shocking secrets" Evie has fully come into her powers as the Tarot Empress, and Jack was there to see it all. She now knows that the teens who've been reincarnated as the Tarot are in the throes of an epic battle. It's kill or be killed, and the future of mankind hangs in the balance. "Unexpected allies" With threats lurking around every corner, Evie is forced to trust her newfound alliance. Together they must fight not only other Arcana, but also Bagmen zombies, post-apocalyptic storms, and cannibals. "Gut-wrenching treachery " When Evie meets Death, things get even more complicated. Though falling for Jack, she's drawn to the dangerous Endless Knight as well. Somehow the Empress and Death share a history, one that Evie can't remember--but Death can't forget...

Endlessly

by Kiersten White

In Endlessly, pink-loving, butt-kicking Evie has way too much on her to-do list. Paranormals are begging her to open a faerie gate so they can leave the human world, something Evie's not sure she has the power to do. The Dark Queen is torturing humans and must be destroyed. On top of all that, Evie's prom is coming up. She's not sure what to wear, and, oh, yeah, her shape-shifting boyfriend, Lend, has been cursed so that he falls into an enchanted sleep whenever he and Evie are in the same room...and even Evie's ex-boyfriend, the faerie Reth, can't reverse the dark magic. An epic battle is looming, and the choices Evie makes will determine the fate of whole paranormal world--and her own life.

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People

by Harvard Sitkoff Paul S. Boyer Nancy Woloch Clifford E. Clark Neal Salisbury Joseph F. Kett Jr.

Chapter outline and summary, key terms and definitions, identification questions, multiple choice questions, short-answer questions, essay questions and skill-building activities such as map exercises.

The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People (5th edition)

by Harvard Sitkoff Paul S. Boyer Nancy Woloch Clifford E. Clark Joseph F. Kett Neal Salisbury

This text ' clear and engaging narrative balances political, social, and cultural history within a clear chronological framework. The Fifth Edition features a thorough revision of the narrative, a complete redesign of the book, and an enhanced art program. The authors explore the enduring vision of the American people, a vision they describe as "a shared determination to live up to the values that give meaning to America." Each chapter has been revised to incorporate the most up-to-date scholarship, with special emphasis placed on technology and public health. "Technology and Culture" boxed features explore the development of new technologies--such as the invention of indoor plumbing and the birth control pill--and their impact on American culture. This edition includes up-to-date scholarship on the experiences of women, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, and Native Americans in the United States.

Engineering Design: An Introduction

by John R. Karsnitz Stephen O'Brien John P. Hutchinson

With an innovative approach that uses projects and student exploration as key learning tools, Engineering Design: An Introduction offers an overview of the basic engineering principles and concepts that shape today's modern world. These concepts are presented in a flexible, two-part format. Part I describes the process of engineering and technology product design, while Part II develops specific skill sets needed to understand and participate in the process. Opportunities to experiment and learn abound, with projects ranging from technical drawing to designing electrical systems and more. With this emphasis on project-based learning, the book is an ideal supplement to Project Lead the Way's innovative series of project-based curricula designed to increase student interest in engineering careers. Engineering Design's broad scope and sound coverage of the essential concepts and techniques used in engineering design making it the perfect addition to any curriculum.

Engineers of the Soul

by Frank Westerman

A brilliant fusion of travel writing and Soviet history which reads like Bruce Chatwin. Engineers of the Soul is the riveting story of two journeys -- one literal, one imaginary -- through contemporary Russia and through Soviet-era literature. Travelling through present and past, Frank Westerman draws the reader into the wild euphoria of the Russian Revolution, as art and reality are bent to radically new purposes. Writers of renown, described by Stalin as 'engineers of the soul', were encouraged to sing the praises of canal and dam construction under titles such as Energy, The Hydraulic Power Station and Onward, Time! But their enthusiasm -- spontaneous and idealistic at first -- soon becomes an obligatory song of praise. And as these colossal waterworks lead to slavery and destruction, Soviet writers labour on in the service of a deluded totalitarian society. Combining investigative journalism with literary history, Westerman examines both the landscape of 'Oriental despotism' and the books -- and lives -- of writers caught in the wheels of the system. 'It is easy to die a hero's death,' wrote Konstantin Paustovsky, 'but it is difficult to live a hero's life. ' Engineers of the Soul sweeps the reader along to the dramatic dénouement: the final confrontation between writers and engineers that signalled the end of the Soviet empire.

England in Literature

by Scott Foresman

England in Literature has eight chronological units presenting a survey of major British writers from the beginning until the present time.

The English

by Jeremy Paxman

In The English Jeremy Paxman sets out to find about the English. Not the British overall, not the Scots, not the Irish or Welsh, but the English. Why do they seem so unsure of who they are?Jeremy Paxman is to many the embodiment of Englishness yet even he is sometimes forced to ask: who or what exactly are the English? And in setting about addressing this most vexing of questions, Paxman discovers answers to a few others. Like: Why do the English actually enjoy feeling persecuted?What is behind the English obsession with games?How did they acquire their odd attitudes to sex and to food?Where did they get their extraordinary capacity for hypocrisy?Covering history, attitudes to foreigners, sport, stereotypyes, language and much, much more, The English brims over with stories and anecdotes that provide a fascinating portrait of a nation and its people. 'Intelligent, well-written, informative and funny. . . A book to chew on, dip into, quote from and exploit in arguments' Andrew Marr, Observer 'Bursting with good things' Daily Telegraph Jeremy Paxman is a journalist, best known for his work presenting Newsnight and University Challenge. His books include Empire, On Royalty, The English and The Political Animal. He lives in Oxfordshire.

English 2200 with Writing Applications: A Programmed Course in Grammar and Usage (Fourth College Edition)

by Joseph C. Blumenthal

ENGLISH 2200, ENGLISH 2600, and ENGLISH 3200 are the original programmed courses in grammar, usage, sentence-building, capitalization, and punctuation.

English and Western Literature

by George Kearns

This book is divided into two parts; Part One: English Literature and Part Two: Western Literature. Part One presents a chronological survey of English literature from its Anglo-Saxon beginnings in 449 to the present day.

English at School and on the Job

by Pearson Prentice Hall

This high-interest, relevant program teaches students the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills they need to achieve success at school and in the workplace. Realistic work scenarios demonstrate the importance of communication skills in the book.

English Composition and Grammar: Complete Course (Benchmark Edition, Grade 12)

by John E. Warriner

This textbook is designed to help you master the skills required for the effective use of standard English. Although the book will help you to speak better, its primary purpose is to help you to write better.

English Grammar and Composition (Complete Course)

by John E. Warriner Francis Griffith

This textbook is designed to help you master the skills required for the effective use of standard English. Although the book will help you to speak better, its primary purpose is to help you to write better.

The English Teacher

by Lily King

Fifteen years ago Vida Avery arrived from Texas alone and pregnant at Fayer Academy. She has since become a fixture and one of the best English teachers Fayer has ever had. By living on campus, on an island off the New England coast, Vida has cocooned herself and her son, Peter, from the outside world and from an inside secret. For years she has lived in solitude and largely through the books she teaches, but when she accepts the impulsive marriage proposal of ardent widower Tom Belou, the prescribed life Vida had constructed is swiftly dismantled. Peter, however, welcomes the changes. Excited to move off campus, eager to have siblings at last, Peter anticipates a regular life with a "normal" family. But the Belou children are still grieving, and the memory of their recently deceased mother exerts a powerful hold on the house. As Vida begins teaching her signature book, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, a nineteenth-century tale of an ostracized woman and social injustice, its themes begin to echo eerily in her own life and Peter sees that the mother he perceived as indomitable is collapsing and it is up to him to help.

English to Use

by Barbara A. Trautman David H. Trautman

Each chapter of this book will help you to communicate better in English. Illustrations in each chapter will show how hearing-impaired people communicate words or a sentence that you are learning in English. Clear communication can connect people with one another both in words and in signs.

Enid's Story (Sweet Valley High Super Stars #3)

by Francine Pascal Kate William

Before Enid became the "world's most boring teenager", she went with Brian Saunders up to Miller's Point and got into trouble... Before the night was over, Enid ended up inside a flipped car, Mr. Rollins had to save her and Brian, and several ended up in the E.R.

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