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They have come for our most important resource... <P> The year is 2061, and the planet is dying. Cataclysmic solar storms force leaders from around the world to finally put aside their differences and agree on one thing--to jump ship. The human race is headed to Mars. When Dr. Sophie Winston is hired by New Tech Corporation to test a Biosphere deep within the heart of Cheyenne Mountain, she believes it's part of the mission to save the world. Their results will help prepare NTC for the three-year flight to the red planet. A flight Dr. Winston has been promised a seat on. <P> Just days into their six-month assignment, things start to go wrong. When the blast doors hiss open, Winton's team finds a vastly changed world outside. Humans are gone, vanished without a trace, but they aren't the only thing missing. The planet's water appears gone, too. <P> As the team journeys deeper into Colorado Springs, they find thousands of luminous blue orbs lining the streets. It isn't until they accidentally uncover what's inside that they realize the nightmare that has been unleashed.
In charge of an old cargo spaceship, the Old Captain Orbus flees a violent and sadistic past, but he doesn't know that the lethal war drone, Sniper, is a stowaway, and that the past is rapidly catching up with him. His old enemy the Prador Vrell, mutated by the Spatterjay virus into something powerful and dangerous, has seized control of a Prador dreadnought, murdering its crew, and is now seeking to exact vengeance on those who tried to have him killed. Their courses inexorably converge in the Graveyard, the border realm lying between the Polity and the Prador Kingdom, a place filled with the ruins left by past genocides and interplanetary war. But this is the home of the Golgoloth, monster to a race of monsters, the place where a centuries-long cold war is being fought. Meanwhile, the terrifying Prador King is coming, prepared to do anything to ensure Vrell's death and keep certain deadly secrets buried . . . and somewhere out there something that has annihilated civilizations is stirring from a slumber of five million years. The cold war is heating up, fast.
An uneasy peace between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of the newly established Kingdom of Many-Arrows can't last long. The orc tribes united under Obould begin to fight each other, and Bruenor is determined to finish the war that nearly killed him and almost destroyed everything he's worked to build. But it will take more than swords and axes to bring a lasting peace to the Spine of the World. Powerful individuals on both sides may have to change the way they see each other. They may have to start to talk. But it won't be easy.From the Hardcover edition.
Seventh volume in the fantasy series about Vlad Taltos, assassin.
Why are killer whales black and white? Why are they called killer whales? Read this book and find out.
Novel of quiet horror composed of four connective stories, all linked to a mysterious orchard in the town of Oxrun Station.
Grace Lyndon is a rising ingenue in the world of perfumes and flavors; a stiletto-wearing, work-a-holic in Atlanta, she develops aromas and tastes to enthrall the senses. Dylan Jackson is a widowed single father whose heart and hands have been calloused in the fields of his North Georgia apple farm. When Grace happens to taste an apple picked from Dylan's trees, it changes both their lives forever. Determined to track down the apple's origin, Grace sets off in the middle of the night where she finds not only a beautiful mountain orchard in the clouds, but the handsome and attractive widower who owns it.
Ignored once again for promotion, Slider knows he is never going to make it from London's metropolitan police to the more glamorous ranks of Scotland Yard. His routine at home also sounds like a nagging refrain. Almost dreading his off-duty hours with wife Irene in the ranch-style house he abhors, he fears he may be losing not only his patience but his sense of humor. Slider welcomes any excuse to flee domesticity, including an emergency call that brings him to a run-down housing project where a young woman's naked body has been found in a barren flat.
If you are a competent developer or DevOps with a good understanding of Linux filesystems but want to manage and orchestrate Docker services, images, and products using a multitude of techniques, then this book is for you. No prior knowledge of Docker or container virtualization is required.
Veteran governess Laura Grey joins the Selwick Spy School expecting to find elaborate disguises and thrilling adventures in service to the spy known as the Pink Carnation. She hardly expects her first assignment to be serving as governess for the children of André Jaouen, right-hand man to Bonaparte's minister of police.At first the job is as lively as Latin, but Laura begins to notice Jaouen's increasingly strange behavior. As Laura edges closer to her employer, she is surprised to learn that she has much in common with him. And Jaouen finds he's hired more than he's bargained for...
New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods delivers a riveting thriller that introduces an exciting addition to the pantheon of fictional sleuths. Forced into early retirement at thirty-seven, smart, attractive, and fiercely independent Major Holly Barker trades in her bars as a military cop for the badge of deputy chief of police in Orchid Beach, Florida. But below the sunny surface of this sleepy, well-to-do island town lies an evil that escalates into the cold-blooded murder of one of Holly's new colleagues. An outsider, Holly has little to go on for answers and no one to help her-except Daisy, a Doberman of exceptional intelligence and loyalty that becomes her companion and protector. The closer she gets to the truth, the more Holly knows that it'll take one smart dog with guts to sniff out this killer-before he can catch her first.
Now the bestselling author brings back his small-town chief of police--and her extraordinary Doberman, Daisy--for another exhilarating adventure. . . .<P> When Holly's wedding festivities are shattered by a brutal robbery, she vows to find the culprits. With nothing to go on but the inexplicable killing of an innocent bystander, Holly discovers evidence that leads her into the midst of a clan whose members are as mysterious as they are zealous. Holly's father, Ham, a retired army master sergeant, is her ticket into their strange world. What he finds there boggles the mind and sucks them all--Holly, Ham, and Daisy--into a whirlpool of crazed criminality from which even the FBI can't save them....
A superb primer on orchid culture. It uses a step-by-step approach and doesn't skimp on relating complete details. There's a chapter showing easy-to-grow orchids in all their glory, and there's also a chapter warning about 'difficult' orchids to avoid. This book takes you on a visit to 16 terrific varieties you can easily handle.
Love in a foreign land. A decaying hacienda full of secrets. And a woman searching for the story of her life.A funeral and some family business--that's what Julia Bentley expects when she travels to the Philippines to bury her grandfather. She hopes for a brief adventure, a distraction from her most recent failed relationship and her loose-ends California life. Maybe even a chance to meet some distant relatives she's never known.Instead, she discovers a place where past and present, Spanish and Asian, primitive and civilized mingle in a melange as spicy and colorful as the paella her relatives dish up for special occasions. A place where some children hitch rides on cattle and others wield loaded guns. Where guerillas lurk in the jungle, and volcanoes and governments are threatened to blow. Where stories haunt her ancestral home--the grand but decaying Hacienda Esperanza, Plantation of Hope--and danger lurks behind every tree. Love and orchids bloom in places she never thought to look.How can a land so foreign, and so troubled, fill her with a strange peace? And would staying mean risking her life . . . or finding it at last?
A sojourn in their idyllic homeworld has left Stryke and the Wolverines lacking purpose. So when an opportunity for bloodletting appears, Stryke seizes it. Utilizing mysterious artifacts, the Wolverines are transported to Acurial, a world where the indigenous orc population is cruelly subjugated by human invaders. Upon their arrival, Stryke's band joins with Acurial's emerging resistance movement. As the revolution gathers pace, the Wolverines are forced to embark on a quest that will see Stryke and his comrades pursued by both their most ruthless enemy and a mysterious troop hell-bent on their destruction.
Stryke and his band of warriors return in the first part of a brand-new Orcs adventure! When the orcs discovered a world filled with their own kind, they thought they would live there till the end of their days. But the appearance of an unlikely ally will change everything. This ally - a human - tells of the atrocities being visited upon orcs back in the other world. He implores Stryke and his companions to come back so that they may save their kind from extinction and wreak vengeance upon the humans who've wronged them. But can this human be trusted? Is he a rare friend to the orc -- or is he there to lure them back for their own personal annihilation?
Three novels: bodyguard of lightning; legion of thunder; and warriors of the tempest; whose heroes are orcs and whose villains are humans. Peace seldom reigned unopposed in Maras-Dantia. In a land of many races, conflict was inevitable. But there had always been a measure of tolerance...until a new race spilled into our land, shattering the balance. They were called humans.... And with their contempt for the cultures they encountered-that of dwarf and elf, goblin and dragon and all the others-they brought destruction, raping the land of its resources, bleeding it of its magic. Soon war erupted, and now we ores are never far from the eye of the storm. One of the few elder races who do not possess magic, we make up for the lack with a ferocious lust for warfare. And though humans look on us with hatred and fear, calling us monsters and slaying us like beasts in the fields, we are the champions-the creatures destined to win peace for all. My name is Stryke. I have led my warband through fire and blood. I have fought for our queen, Jennesta, in wars that tore our land apart. Under threat of a slow and painful death, I have sought the five magical artifacts of power she craved and killed more humans than I can remember. Yet there is another way; I have seen the future in my dreams. The five stars are the answer, and though humans hunt us down and Jennesta turn my own kind against me, I will find them. I must, for a war is coming that will take us all....
Nevil Shute wrote this prophetic novel just before the start of the Second World War. In it he imagines the devastation that results from an aerial bomb attack on Southampton that destroys the city's infrastructure and leaves the inhabitants at the mercy of cholera and further assaults. Against this dramatic backdrop, Shute grippingly chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Corbett family as they struggle to get to safety.
The tragedy of the Donner party constitutes one of the most amazing stories of the American West. In 1846 eighty-seven people -- men, women, and children -- set out for California, persuaded to attempt a new overland route. After struggling across the desert, losing many oxen, and nearly dying of thirst, they reached the very summit of the Sierras, only to be trapped by blinding snow and bitter storms. Many perished; some survived by resorting to cannibalism; all were subjected to unbearable suffering. Incorporating the diaries of the survivors and other contemporary documents, George Stewart wrote the definitive history of that ill-fated band of pioneers; an astonishing account of what human beings may endure and achieve in the final press of circumstance.
A young girl called Charis Nordholm is sold as a slave to a trader who wishes to do business with the Wyverns. But Wyverns who rule the planet Warlock finds her not only in contact with these strange beings but also involved in a mysterious internecine struggle she does not understand.
The newest addition to Johnstone's series finds Smoke Jensen in Muddy Gap, Wyoming, taking a much-needed break from driving a herd north. But he is soon on the run again, with Jack Grubb's vicious gang of rustlers hot on his trail. Then, Chief Iron Claw's bloodthirsty Cheyenne warriors appear on the horizon and it won't be long before a war between the white man's greed and the red man's savagery turns the peaceful Bighorn Mountains into a simmering powderkeg. Original.
Disorder and instability are matters of continuing public concern. Terrorism, as a threat to global order, has been added to preoccupations with political unrest, deviance and crime. Such considerations have prompted the return to the classic anthropological issues of order and disorder. Examining order within the political and legal spheres and in contrasting local settings, the papers in this volume highlight its complex and contested nature. Elaborate displays of order seem necessary to legitimate the institutionalization of violence by military and legal establishments, yet violent behaviour can be incorporated into the social order by the development of boundaries, rituals and established processes of conflict resolution. Order is said to depend upon justice, yet injustice legitimates disruptive protest. Case studies from Siberia, India, Indonesia, Tibet, West Africa, Morocco and the Ottoman Empire show that local responses are often inconsistent in their valorization, acceptance and condemnation of disorder.
Believers in the theory of nominalism have set some Cambridge colleges at the throats of those who believe them to be heretics, and Brother Michael, the Senior Proctor, is struggling to keep the peace. When a nominalist is murdered during a riot, Michael is certain he will find the killer among the Dominicans-but before he can act, his junior proctor, Walcote, is found hanged. Meanwhile, Matthew Bartholomew discovers evidence that leads to Michael himself. Unable to believe his lifelong friend could be capable of such acts, Bartholomew knows that the only way he can quiet his own conscience is to solve the murders himself, and the cause of murder is once more on the mind of Matthew Bartholomew . . . It is a time of division and denomination at the great university. The Carmelites and Dominicans are at theological loggerheads, so much so that the more fanatical are willing to swap rational argument for a far deadlier form of debate. And no sooner is Carmelite friar Faricius found stabbed than a junior proctor is found hanging from the walls of the Dominican friary. Why was Faricius found outside his friary, when he was not permitted to leave? How are the nuns at St Radegund's involved? And who is negotiating between Cambridge and their great enemy, Oxford? The longer his inquiries go on, the more Matthew Bartholomew realises that the murders are less to do with high-minded principles, and more to do with far baser instincts.
Liz Davenport knows chaos. She lived the life of a disorganized office worker for years until the stress of lost papers and missed deadlines became too much. As a completely disorganized person, she knew the elaborate advice given in organization books would never bear the test of her workday and patience. So she sat down and developed a simple, pragmatic plan for order, a plan that changed her life. She now tours the country teaching other lost, disorganized souls her revolutionary plan for success. This book is different than all the other organizing books out there because of one thing: It's easy! In six straightforward steps Liz guts our desk, teaches us what's trash and why it's trash, how to organize the rest of it (and keep it that way), and tells us what a calendar is really meant to be. (By the way, to-do lists, in boxes, flurries of post-it notes, a palm pilot, day planner and desktop scribblings do not count as calendars. )Rather than offering complicated instructions for filing systems and time management "Order from Chaos" speaks simply and directly to the problem -- your mess -- and what exactly you can do about it.
At Dr. Woo's Worm Hospital, Pearl and Ben are greeted with some bad news. A human has been spotted in the Imaginary World! Dr. Woo suspects it might be Maximus Steele -- a poacher with his sights set on prized animal horns. What creature will he attack next? Will it be a unicorn?Together, Pearl, Ben, and Dr. Woo travel to the Tangled Forest. It's an amazing, colorful, and wild place. Ultimately, the responsibility falls to Pearl to find the lost unicorn. But in a land of fire-breathing insects and flesh-eating flora, is she up for the challenge?Suzanne Selfors delivers a wild journey filled with mythical creatures and zany adventures that are anything but imaginary. This book includes bonus writing, art, and science activities that will help readers discover more about the mythological creatures featured in The Order of the Unicorn. These activities are designed for the home and the classroom. Enjoy doing them on your own or with friends!
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