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Siblings Susan and Charles receive a mysterious book before leaving to visit their uncle Farley at his time-traveling house, where they become separated in the Sea of Time and struggle to find their way home.
POMPEII! TROY! BABYLON! ANGKOR! KNOSSOS! CHICHEN ITZA! The fantastic stories of how men lived at the dawn of civilization!POMPEII -- proud city of the Caesars preserved in its last agonized moment of life by a sudden torrent of volcanic ash. TROY -- the golden treasures of a great mythical city discovered hidden beneath a hilly Turkish town. BABYLON-the great tower of Babel rising over the desert like a modern skyscraper. ANGKOR -- its vine-enshrouded towers brooding over the steaming jungles of Cambodia. KNOSSOS-glittering, maze-like palace, home of the Minotaur, where Cretan aristocracy lived in glittering splendor. CHICHEN ITZA-site of the great Mayan pyramid and the Sacred Well of death. Here are Robert Silverberg's fascinating stories of six great civilizations that lived and died as long as 7,000 years ago and the men who helped to rediscover them.
When a hooded dinosaur leads him and two friends to an isolated city inhabited by the long-lost race of Troodons,Andrew, the son of a Dinotopian innkeeper makes a strange discovery.
An enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered two thousand feet down in the North Atlantic, in an area known as "Lost City." But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting killed? Why are the scientists in a remote Greek laboratory disappearing one by one? What does this all have to do with a body found frozen in the ice high up in the Alps? For Kurt Austin, leader of NUMA's Special Assignments Team, and his colleague Joe Zavala, it's clear they have their work cut out, but it may be even bigger than they think in fact, it may be their greatest challenge ever ...
Traditional edition of THE LOST CITY OF Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann, a writer of the New Yorker. Grann remarkably recounts British explorer Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett's expeditions? The movie adapted from the book will be in theaters 2012, directed by and staring Brat Pitt. In Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
For ten years, Norma has been the on-air voice of consolation and hope for the Indians in the mountains and the poor from the barrios--a people broken by war's violence. As the host of Lost City Radio, she reads the names of those who have disappeared--those whom the furiously expanding city has swallowed. Through her efforts lovers are reunited and the lost are found. But in the aftermath of the decadelong bloody civil conflict, her own life is about to forever change--thanks to the arrival of a young boy from the jungle who provides a cryptic clue to the fate of Norma's vanished husband.
(from the book) Rick Brant meets new, exciting experiences in this latest episode of a brand-new series of thrilling electronic adventures. Readers who already have met Rick and his pal Scotty, in The Rocket's Shadow, know that they can expect one hair-raising exploit after another whenever Rick and Scotty, the young ex-marine, are involved. In this thrilling story Rick and his friend leave Spindrift Island, their home base where Rick's father heads a group of scientists working in the field of electronics, and journey to faraway Tibet to set up a moon relay by radar. Unknown enemies dog their every step, trying to thwart their purpose, and Rick and his party are at a loss to understand their sinister motives. As the boys venture deeper and deeper into the wild and mountainous regions of Tibet, the forces working against them become increasingly menacing until finally Rick and his party come close to death in the strange, forbidden city lost in the Himalayas. A whirlwind finish winds up a story of particularly timely interest, packed with action and suspense.
An Anchor Books Original. Seventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lost-great books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission.Compiled by the editors of Brick: A Literary Magazine, Lost Classics is a reader's delight: an intriguing and entertaining collection of eulogies for lost books. As the editors have written in a joint introduction to the book, "being lovers of books, we've pulled a scent of these absences behind us our whole reading lives, telling people about books that exist only on our own shelves, or even just in our own memory." Anyone who has ever been changed by a book will find kindred spirits in the pages of Lost Classics.Each of the editors has contributed a lost book essay to this collection, including Michael Ondaatje on Sri Lankan filmmaker Tissa Abeysekara's Bringing Tony Home, a novella about a mutual era of childhood. Also included are Margaret Atwood on sex and death in the scandalous Doctor Glas, first published in Sweden in 1905; Russell Banks on the off-beat travelogue Too Late to Turn Back by Barbara Greene-the "slightly ditzy" cousin of Graham; Bill Richardson on a children's book for adults by Russell Hoban; Ronald Wright on William Golding's Pincher Martin; Caryl Phillips on Michael Mac Liammoir's account of his experiences on the set of Orson Welles's Othello, and much, much more.From the Trade Paperback edition.
What is oldest will be new, what was lost shall be found. The ozone is ravaged, ocean levels have risen, and the sun is a daily enemy. But global climate change is not something new in the Earth's history. No one will know this better than less-than-ordinary Owen Parker, who is about to discover that he is the descendant of a highly advanced ancient race--a race that took their technology too far and almost destroyed the Earth in the process. Now it is Owen's turn to make right in his world what went wrong thousands of years ago. If Owen can unlock the lost code in his very genes, he may rediscover the forgotten knowledge of his ancestry . . . and that less-than-ordinary can evolve into extraordinary. Kevin Emerson's thrilling novel is Book One of the Atlanteans series--perilous adventures in a grimly plausible dystopian future, fueled by high-stakes action, budding romance, and a provoc-ative question: What would you do if you had the power to save humanity from its own self-destruction?
When a poor woman looses a coin, she searches her house in order to find it. When she does find her coin, she rejoices and invites her neighbors to celebrate her good fortune. Other Arch books are available in this library.
The Lost Colony of Roanoke is one of the most puzzling mysteries in America's history. In 1587, 115 colonists sailed to the new world, eager to build the brand new Cittie of Raleigh, only to disappear practically without a trace. Where did they go? What could have possibly happened?Who better to collect and share the clues than Jean Fritz and Hudson Talbott? The creators of Leonardo's Horse, an American Library Association Notable Book, again combine their masterful talents to illuminate a tragic piece of history that still fascinates Americans today.
When a lie is exposed and every hand is turned against them, Hathin must find a way to save her sister Arilou--once considered an oracle--and herself.
From the Publisher: An unsparing and hilarious account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town.
Scenes of starvation have drawn the world's attention to Africa's agricultural and environmental crisis. Some observers question whether this continent can ever hope to feed its growing population. Yet there is an overlooked food resource in sub-Saharan Africa that has vast potential: native food plants.When experts were asked to nominate African food plants for inclusion in a new book, a list of 30 species grew quickly to hundreds. All in all, Africa has more than 2,000 native grains and fruits--"lost" species due for rediscovery and exploitation.This volume focuses on native cereals, including African rice, reserved until recently as a luxury food for religious rituals. Finger millet, neglected internationally although it is a staple for millions. Fonio (acha), probably the oldest African cereal and sometimes called "hungry rice." Pearl millet, a widely used grain that still holds great untapped potential. Sorghum, with prospects for making the twenty-first century the "century of sorghum." Tef, in many ways ideal but only now enjoying budding commercial production. Other cultivated and wild grains. This readable and engaging book dispels myths, often based on Western bias, about the nutritional value, flavor, and yield of these African grains.Designed as a tool for economic development, the volume is organized with increasing levels of detail to meet the needs of both lay and professional readers. The authors present the available information on where and how each grain is grown, harvested, and processed, and they list its benefits and limitations as a food source.The authors describe "next steps" for increasing the use of each grain, outline research needs, and address issues in building commercial production.Sidebars cover such interesting points as the potential use of gene mapping and other "high-tech" agricultural techniques on these grains.This fact-filled volume will be of great interest to agricultural experts, entrepreneurs, researchers, and individuals concerned about restoring food production, environmental health, and economic opportunity in sub-Saharan Africa.Selection, Newbridge Garden Book Club
This report is the second in a series of three evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes the characteristics of 18 little-known indigenous African vegetables (including tubers and legumes) that have potential as food- and cash-crops but are typically overlooked by scientists and policymakers and in the world at large. The book assesses the potential of each vegetable to help overcome malnutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and create sustainable landcare in Africa. Each species is described in a separate chapter, based on information gathered from and verified by a pool of experts throughout the world. Volume I describes African grains and Volume III African fruits.
This book is the third in a series evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes 24 little-known indigenous African cultivated and wild fruits that have potential as food- and cash-crops but are typically overlooked by scientists, policymakers, and the world at large. The book assesses the potential of each fruit to help overcome malnutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and create sustainable landcare in Africa. Each fruit is also described in a separate chapter, based on information provided and assessed by experts throughout the world. Volume I describes African grains and Volume II African vegetables.
Knights in armor, ruined castles, long-lost treasure, and friends in danger on the Island of Sodor are all part of a brand-new movie, "King of the Railway," starring Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. This Thomas & Friends story, adapted from the movie, will thrill train-obsessed little boys ages 3-6. It's a tale they'll want to read again and again!
Willa Addison doesn't believe in fairy talesShe's too busy running her mother's diner and raising her wild teenage sister. She doesn't like to dwell on the dreams she once had, dreams she put on hold. Then Owen Miller walks into her diner and changes her life.She doesn't know what to think when Owen hands her a letter from her father-a father she thought was dead-requesting they meet. As if that wasn't enough, her sister has become more than she can handle. It's time for Willa to figure out what's happened to her life. And maybe, with Owen around, she can finally believe in happily ever after....
New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe brings to life her most provocative and daring characters yet in this emotional and sometimes shocking tale of daughters lost and found, and the ways in which the past still haunts them. . . . After years of living under Mama Ruby's commanding presence, Maureen Montgomery is finally taking charge of her own life. With her beautiful teenage daughter, Loretta, by her side, she returns to Florida after Mama Ruby's death and settles into a routine that any other woman would consider bland. But for Maureen and her older brother Virgil, who grew up with Mama Ruby's hair-trigger temper and murderous ways, bland is good. But Loretta has other ideas. Set on becoming rich and famous, she convinces Maureen to let her start a modeling career. And Loretta thinks Miami photographer Melvin Ross is just the man to make her a star. But even with Mel by their side, taking Maureen and Loretta's lives in new directions, they can't escape Mama Ruby. Neither can Virgil, who's concealed one of Mama Ruby's most shocking acts for most of his life. . . and is now living with the guilt of his deceit. Yet, as much as Virgil knows, he could never imagine the depth of Mama Ruby's yearning for her daughter, or how much Maureen wants her own daughter to feel free to live on her own terms. For them, Mama Ruby will never die. . . and it's not until Maureen takes on a bit of Mama Ruby's strength to face down the past and forge new bonds that she's able to make a future that is truly hers. "Reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston, but the story has a bizarre, violent edge a la Stephen King. . . a candid portrayal of the cold-blooded yet fascinating Mama Ruby. " --Publishers Weeklyon The Upper Room"Magnificent, coarse, funny and terrifying. " --The San Francisco Chronicle on The Upper Room"Warm, energetic, and charming. " --The Houston Poston The Upper Room"Monroe's literary canvas is painted with broad strokes, with verve and humor and passion. " --Christian Science Monitoron The Upper Room"Mama Ruby fans, this is The Upper Room prequel you've been waiting for!" --RT Book Reviews on Mama Ruby"Monroe's style, like her characters, is no-holds-barred earthy. . . . Monroe's characters deal with their situations with a weary worldliness and fatalism that reveal their vulnerability as well as their flaws. " --Bookliston Mama Ruby
When patients are murdered at a medical clinic, coincidences bring the killer ever close to P. I. Micky Knight and her clients.
It was a time of discovery and decadence, when life became a gamble and the gold that poured endlessly into the port of Sevilla devalued money, marriage, and love itself. In the midst of these treacherous times, Juan Tenorio is born and then abandoned in the barn of a convent. Raised secretly by the nuns, he learns to love and worship all women and wants nothing more than to be a priest, until he falls in love with one of the sisters. When their affair is discovered, Juan leaves the Church forever. He is soon recruited to be a spy by the powerful Marquis de la Mota, who teaches him to become the world's greatest libertine and seducer of women. But when he crosses swords with the most powerful man in the Empire, Don Juan must escape the murderous fury of the Inquisitor who battles all forms of debauchery, deviance, and heresy. It is after knowing countless women that he is convinced by the Marquis to keep a diary, and it is here within its pages that Don Juan reveals his greatest adventures and the Arts of Passion he mastered. But what finally compels him to confess everything and risk losing his life, livelihood, and honor is the most perilous adventure of all -- the irresistible fall into the madness of love with the only woman who could ever make him forget all others.
German paleontologist Ernst Frieherr Stromer von Reichenbach first sighted them in 1911, identified four new species, collected fossils, and deposited them in a Munich museum where they were destroyed by bombing during World War II. US graduate student Josh Smith (now paleontology, Washington U. ) led a team back to Egypt in 2000 to continue the work. Science writer tells the story in a companion to a television documentary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
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