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The author of Longitude presents a biography of the man Einstein called the father of modern physics, and the Church long branded a heretic, as revealed through the newly translated letters of his confidante daughter. Includes b&w illustrations of featured personalities, locales, and scientific paraphernalia, and a chronology demonstrating Galileo's legacy through the present.
Late Renaissance Italy still abounds in alchemy and Aristotle, yet it trembles on the brink of the modern world. Galileo's new telescope encapsulates all the contradictions of this emerging reality. Then one night a stranger presents a different kind of telescope for Galileo to peer through. Galileo is not sure if he is in a dream, an enchantment, a vision, or something else as yet undefined. . . . The blasted wasteland he sees when he points the telescope at Jupiter, of harsh yellows and reds and blacks, looks just like hell as described by the Catholic church, and Galileo is a devout Catholic. But he's also a scientist, perhaps the very first in history. What he's looking at is the future, the world of Jovian humans three thousand years hence. He is looking at Jupiter from the vantage point of one of its moons whose inhabitants maintain that Galileo has to succeed in his own world for their history to come to pass. Their ability to reach back into the past and call Galileo "into resonance" with the later time is in an action that will have implications for both periods, and those in between, like our own. By day Galileo's life unfurls in early seventeenth century Italy, leading inexorably to his trial for heresy. By night Galileo struggles to be a kind of sage, or an arbiter in a conflict . . . but understanding what that conflict might be is no easy matter, and resolving his double life is even harder. This sumptuous, gloriously thought-provoking and suspenseful novel recalls Robinson's magnificent Mars books as well as bringing to us Galileo as we have always wanted to know him, in full.
Ice miner Riley works alone in the depths of space, and that's the way she likes it. She's proud of her independence, and when her ship gets destroyed by raiders on the icy surface of Galileo, she's not sure she wants to rely on rakish trader Leo and the kindness of a band of settlers to survive.Despite her attempts to keep her distance, it's not long before Riley warms to the family atmosphere of the settlers' station. As Galileo's Holiday approaches and she develops feelings for the handsome, charming Leo, she questions whether she really wants to remain alone.But Leo is hiding cargo the raiders want, and when they come back for it, everyone on the small station is in danger. Riley will risk anything to protect her new friends-because if the raiders succeed, the choice between Leo and a life alone won't be Riley's to make.23,000 words
From the best high chair to easy recipes for time-crunched moms, this reference offers heaps of vital information in one accessible volume--an essential "cheat sheet" for negotiating the baby years.
Real moms. Real advice. Real fast. The experts tell you what you should be doing. But they don't know what you're really going through. We do. We're real moms. When you're so sleepy you can't remember the last time you brushed your teeth, and you find yourself crying at diaper commercials, you know you're a new mom. And the only thing you need right now -- besides a housekeeper, a personal trainer, a masseuse, and a very long nap -- is a crash course in mommy know-how. Look no further! The Gallagher Guide to the Baby Years gives you the straight skinny on everything from coping with morning sickness to making potty training a breeze. It's a handy reference of indispensable product ratings, brand recommendations, and advice that's been tested in the trenches. All ranked, rated, and ready for you to use right now! Discover: how real moms cope with morning sickness, heartburn, and bed rest the one infant car seat no mom should be without the ten most important features to look for in a stroller why you don't have to buy a pricey high chair -- and what to get that's cheaper and better eight sure-fire strategies for getting baby to sleep through the night seven secrets for getting dad to help out more incredible tools for time-crunched moms ...and much, much more in this essential "cheat sheet" for the twenty-first century mom. From Kapolei, Hawaii, to Kent, England, the 200 moms -- including 30 doctor-moms -- who contributed to the book come from all over the world.
For some, a promised land where courage forged the future from a savage wilderness. For others, a brutal prison where depravity drove even the best of men to desperate acts in the name of freedom. And for all, a continent so vast that secrets could be hidden, sins forgotten, and fortunes made, if one paid the price of blood and passion. New squatters and pioneers pushed ever onward into the unexplored outback. But those with roots already deep in the dusty soil-the indomitable young Jenny Broome and Colonel William De Lancey- found their fighting spirit urging them toward a different horizon: to defend the British Empire in a distant place of undreamt horror and unimaginable desire.
Kerr Wallace has spent years studying swordplay, preparing to challenge his sworn enemy and avenge his brother's death. The scoundrel Rouillard, now living in Mexico as a profiteer, has decided to take a wife, and the lady requires an escort to Veracruz. Kerr seizes his chance--he will deliver the bride...and dispatch the groom.If only it were so easy. Headstrong Sonia Bonneval will do anything to escape this doomed marriage to Rouillard. Coquettish ploys cannot melt the iron resolve of her damnable escort, however, and the voyage with Kerr becomes an exhilarating battle of wills. But a very real declaration of war forces them into even closer quarters--and greater temptation--in a fight for survival. Before the end, both must choose between duty and freedom--vengeance and passion.
Betsy Winslow had always thought that she never measured up to her beautiful older sister, Lanie. So Betsy was deeply flattered when a handsome stranger began showering her with attention-for once she felt beautiful and desirable. Foolishly deciding to elope, Betsy and Vic leave for Indian Territory. Envisioning a life of grandeur as a rancher's wife, she is sorely disappointed when all her dreams come crashing down, and the man she loves is not who he claimed to be at all. When Lanie hears the news about her sister, she is certain that something is wrong and immediately sets out to help. But Lanie discovers that the only hope of finding Betsy is a shiftless outlaw named Lobo. Does She Have Any Choice But to Trust This Man With Her Beloved Sister's Life-and Maybe Her Own?
Kate Farleigh was absolutely stunned when her refusal to accept Lady Cahill's offer of "charity" resulted in her being swept away in her sumptuous carriage. But the real reason behind the older woman's antics became stunningly clear upon meeting Lady Cahill's enigmatic grandson, Jack Carstairs.Wounded in the Peninsular War, disowned by his father and dumped by his fiancée, Jack had shut himself up in his country estate, but Kate had no patience with such behavior. Suddenly, Jack found himself with a purpose, trying to steer clear of Miss Farleigh's attempts to interfere with his chosen lifestyle. Why, if he wasn't careful, Kate just might succeed in her attempts to make him want to rejoin the human race!
A diverse collection of more than 300 new and updated cover letters and 23 corresponding resumes gives readers a wide range of exemplary models that showcase the most attractive and impressive materials written by professionals.
In book two of the King of Ys series, Gratillonius adjusts to his new role as sovereign of Ys as threats from all sides begin closing in As the Roman Empire loses its grip on its far-flung territories, the mystical kingdom of Ys in western Gaul is in great danger of slipping into oblivion. Suffocated for years by the rule of a tyrant king, Ys's last hope arrived in the form of a Roman emissary, Gratillonius, who defeated the sitting king to take the throne himself. Now Gratillonius must grapple with the kingdom's political strife and religious tensions while balancing his responsibilities to the Gallicenae, nine wide-ranging witches who have become his wives. Though Rome seeks to spread Christianity, and Gratillonius stands firm in his worship of Mithras, the Ysans hold to an entirely different religion in service of pagan deities who must be obeyed lest grave consequences descend on the fragile kingdom. Gallicenae is the second book in Poul and Karen Anderson's King of Ys series, which continues with Dahut.
A lonely girl, a wild horse, and a Hawaiian island full of possibilities ... Every horse has its bad habits, but Sugarfoot's are becoming a real problem.
I have been Truesword to my friends, Griefbringer to my enemies. To most of you I am just another Northlander bastard here to take your women and drink your mead, but to those who know me, my name is Gallow. I fought for my king for seven long years. I have fled in defeat and I have tasted victory and I will tell you which is sweeter. Despise me, then, for I have slain more of your kin than I can count, though I remember every single face. Collected here are the first three Gallow novels, along with a collection of framing short stories. THE FATEGUARD TRILOGY tells of the years when Gallow discovered that a man as notorious as he was cannot live a quiet life, and in the end must choose a side, even if that means betraying his own people. And when you betray a king, you accept that there will be a reckoning. The Fateguard are coming... Contains THE CRIMSON SHIELD, COLD REDEMPTION and THE LAST BASTION
GALLOWAY In Galloway, Louis L'Amour tells the story of two brothers who must struggle to survive in a wild and beautiful land to build themselves a ranch and a future. Trouble was following Flagan Sackett with a vengeance. Captured and tortured by a band of Apaches, he escaped into the rugged San Juan country, where he managed to stay alive until his brother Galloway could find him. But the brothers were about to encounter worse trouble ahead. Their plan to establish a ranch angered the Dunn clan, who had decided that the vast range would be theirs alone. Now Galloway and Flagan would face an enemy who killed for sport--but as long as other Sacketts lived, they would not fight alone.From the Paperback edition.
Harlow Had Been Sentenced To Die At Dawn. For The Town Of Los Santos, Dawn Couldn't Come Soon Enough... Everyone in Los Santos had crossed paths with Harlow at one time or another, from the days when he was a snot-nosed boy stealing from kitchen gardens and tormenting dogs to the moment he acquired his first taste for murder. Along the way, Harlow left town and started to burn, pillage, kill, rape, and steal his way west, until he came back home to rob a bank, slaughter an innocent man, and finally trip over the marshal's outstretched foot. Now, the folks of Los Santos have one last chance to bid Harlow farewell, from the innocents to whose lives he's shattered to the preacher who can't find it in his heart to pray for him; from the local soiled dove to an old man with a dark secret of his own. And as these citizens tell their stories, they can't help but wonder: why did Harlow Mackleprang go so very wrong--and are some people too evil to really die? "A powerful tale of hatred, vengeance and retribution. An imaginative yarn, well and uniquely done." --Jimmy Lee Butts, author of A Bad Day to Die "Gallows For a Gunman is a fine read." --Frank Roderus, Spur-winning author of Judgment Day "A new voice in the west that rings authentic." --Dusty Richards, author of From Hell to Breakfast
Role-playing takes on a terrifying case when 17-year-old Sarah, who is posing as a fortune teller for a school fair, begins to see actual visions that can predict the future. Frightened, the other students brand her a witch, setting off a chain of events that mirror the centuries-old Salem witch trials in more ways than one. An ALA Quick Pick.
How far would you go?Dr. Clare Hart is summoned to investigate a building site where hundreds of centuries-old skeletons have been found--beneath Gallows Hill, where Cape Town's notorious execution grounds once stood. But she discovers that a woman, recently dead, is hidden among these long-buried bones. Who was the woman in the green silk dress? Who wanted her dead? Who interred her body beside the ancient graves? As Clare gets closer to revealing the truth about Gallows Hill, she becomes entangled with a fascinating but vulnerable young woman and is drawn into a world of art, desire, and destructive jealousy. Against a backdrop of corporate corruption and seething political tensions, Clare and Riedwaan's complex relationship remains as explosive as ever--and their very lives are at risk, for those who guard the secret of the woman in the silk dress will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.Gallows Hill is a suspenseful and compelling thriller that will captivate fans of Tess Gerritsen and Deon Meyer.
Seventeen-year-old Sarah doesn't believe in magic, but she thinks it's fun to pretend to be a psychic--until her startling visions of the future turn deadlyWhen Sarah Zoltanne moves from sunny California to a small town in Missouri, she feels like she'll never fit in. Her mother is dating a jerk, the kids at her school despise her, and she misses her old home. So when a popular boy asks her to tell fortunes at a school fair, she jumps at the chance. But soon her crystal ball begins to swirl with strange visions and her outlandish predictions start to come true with startling accuracy. Now Sarah must confront a community that not only mistrusts her, but also fears her strange powers. Gallows Hill is a spine-chilling thriller based on the story of the Salem witch trials. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
The gallows in my garden, people say, Is new and neat and adequately tall. I tie the noose on in a knowing wayAs one that knots his necktie for a ball;But just as all the neighbors . . . on the wail . . . Are drawing a long breath to shout Hurray The strangest whim has seized me . . . After allI think I will not hang myself today. --From G. K. Chesterton s "A Ballade of Suicide"Young Donald Lawson was familiar with that poem . . . yet now his body hung dead on a crag. Murder or suicide, Manville Moon was already on the case, as bodyguard to Dons beautiful sister Grace. For Graces life was threatened, too, and to protect it Moon found himself crossing fists and guns with hired killers, and fencing desperately with Graces friends, family, and fiance, anyone of whom might have wanted to kill her.
The year is 1820. Rider Sandman, a hero of Waterloo, returns to London to wed his fiancée. But instead of settling down to fame and glory, he finds himself penniless in a country where high unemployment and social unrest rage, and where men--innocent or guilty--are hanged for the merest of crimes.When he's offered a job as private investigator to re-open the case of a painter due to be hanged for a murder he didn't commit, Sandman readily accepts--as much for the money as for a chance to see justice done in a country gone to ruins.Soon, however, he's mired in a grisly murder plot that keeps thickening. Sandman makes his way through gentlemen's clubs and shady taverns, aristocratic mansions, and fashionable painters' studios determined to rescue the innocent young man from the rope. But someone doesn't want the truth revealed.
Newly arrived from London, Chief Inspector Alan Banks finds himself at the center of a small-town outrage over police failure to apprehend a Peeping Tom who loves watching the local ladies prepare for bed. Anger quickly turns to panic when an elderly lady is found brutally murdered. But for big-city cop Banks, the mini crime wave in the quiet Yorkshire countryside becomes a major personal crisis when both his wife and his beautiful psychologist partner are drawn into the crime drama...and Banks is faced with choices he hoped he'd never have to make
Almost twenty years have passed since Anthony Galton disappeared, along with a suspiciously streetwise bride and several thousand dollars of his family's fortune. Now Anthony's mother wants him back and has hired Lew Archer to find him. What turns up is a headless skeleton, a boy who claims to be Galton's son, and a con game whose stakes are so high that someone is still willing to kill for them. Devious and poetic, The Galton Case displays MacDonald at the pinnacle of his form.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Galveston storm of 1900 reduced a cosmopolitan and economically vibrant city to a wreckage-strewn wasteland where survivors struggled without shelter, power, potable water, or even the means to summon help. At least 6,000 of the city's 38,000 residents died in the hurricane. Many observers predicted that Galveston would never recover and urged that the island be abandoned. Instead, the citizens of Galveston seized the opportunity, not just to rebuild, but to reinvent the city in a thoughtful, intentional way that reformed its government, gave women a larger role in its public life, and made it less vulnerable to future storms and flooding. This extensively illustrated history tells the full story of the 1900 Storm and its long-term effects. The authors draw on survivors' accounts to vividly recreate the storm and its aftermath. They describe the work of local relief agencies, aided by Clara Barton and the American Red Cross, and show how their short-term efforts grew into lasting reforms. At the same time, the authors reveal that not all Galvestonians benefited from the city's rebirth, as African Americans found themselves increasingly shut out from civic participation by Jim Crow segregation laws. As the centennial of the 1900 Storm prompts remembrance and reassessment, this complete account will be essential and fascinating reading for all who seek to understand Galveston's destruction and rebirth.
When only a teenager, Honora Keely meets the love of her young life on the beach of her beloved Galway Bay, Ireland. Her Michael, also a teenager, marries her and only a few years later, while they have are in the midst of raising children, Ireland's "Great Hunger" occurs -- the devastating potato famine of the 1840s that killed millions. This is the story of a family's struggle to survive almost insurmountable odds. Honora is a fighter who, with the help of her sister, manages to save enough money for their two families to emigrate to America. In America, Honora forges a whole new life with its own joys and hardships, not the least of which is the Civil War. This gripping family saga beautifully renders an Ireland which was lost to those Irish forced to emigrate to foreign shores.
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