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From Graham Hancock, bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods, comes a mesmerizing book that takes us on a captivating underwater voyage to find the ruins of a lost civilization that's been hidden for thousands of years beneath the world's oceans.While Graham Hancock is no stranger to stirring up heated controversy among scientific experts, his books and television documentaries have intrigued millions of people around the world and influenced many to rethink their views about the origins of human civilization. Now he returns with an explosive new work of archaeological detection. In Underworld, Hancock continues his remarkable quest underwater, where, according to almost a thousand ancient myths from every part of the globe, the ruins of a lost civilization, obliterated in a universal flood, are to be found.Guided by cutting-edge science and the latest archaeological scholarship, Hancock begins his mission to discover the truth about these myths and examines the mystery at the end of the last Ice Age. As the glaciers melted between 17,000 and 7,000 years ago, sea levels rose and more than 15 million square miles of habitable land were submerged underwater, resulting in a radical change to the Earth's shape and the conditions in which people could live. Using the latest computer techniques to map the world's changing coastlines, Hancock finds astonishing correspondences with the ancient flood myths.Filled with thrilling accounts of his own participation in dives off the coast of Japan, as well as in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the Arabian Sea, we watch as Hancock discovers underwater ruins exactly where the myths say they should be--sunken kingdoms that archaeologists never thought existed. Fans of Hancock's previous adventures will find themselves immersed in Underworld, a provocative book that provides both compelling hard evidence for a fascinating, forgotten episode in human history and a completely new explanation for the origins of civilization as we know it.From the Hardcover edition.
The Empire has taken over the galaxy. Anakin Skywalker is now Darth Vader. Most of the Jedi are gone... but a few remain. And it is up to former Jedi apprentice Ferus Olin and his street-smart sidekick Trever to find them. No lead is too big or too small... even if it means walking into a trap set by the Empire.
An action-packed, mythological chapter book series from Tony Abbott! The underworld is in our world now. . . . Owen, Jon, and Sydney managed to rescue Dana from the underworld. But if they don't fulfill their end of the bargain with Hades, she might be headed back -- forever. As if that wasn't bad enough, some very creepy, very one-eyed mythological beasts are on the loose. Cyclopes have taken over the power plant in Pinewood Bluffs! Owen and his friends have to stop them before they destroy the town. But what chance do four kids stand against an army of mythological monsters?
An action-packed mythology series from master storyteller Tony Abbott! The underworlds are rising -- and no one is safe. Loki is waging war, and Pinewood Bluffs is about to become his battlefield. Owen, Dana, Jon, and Sydney know they have to stop him. They'll do whatever it takes. But when they stow away in Loki's sledge and emerge in a new, mysterious underworld they know nothing about, things get complicated. The Babylonian underworld is dark as night and full of vicious monsters, including the dreaded Scorpion King. Will Owen and his friends ever make it back to Pinewood Bluffs?
The epic conclusion to the action-packed arc! It all comes down to this. Owen, Dana, Jon, and Sydney have to prevent Loki from finding the powerful Crystal Rune. That means they need to find it first, no matter what. But tracking down the rune is only the beginning. . . . Loki is taking his battle for power to the world of the Norse gods -- and he's bringing an army of Underworldly creatures with him, including a fierce ice dragon. The stakes are high: Dana's parents are missing, and Pinewood Bluffs is under attack. Loki is threatening to destroy our world - for good. Owen and his friends can't let that happen. But do they stand a chance of stopping him?
Explores what it means to be undocumented in a legal, social, economic and historical context In this illuminating work, immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky shows how "illegality" and "undocumentedness" are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit. With a focus on US policy, she probes how people, especially Mexican and Central Americans, have been assigned this status--and to what ends. Blending history with human drama, Chomsky explores what it means to be undocumented in a legal, social, economic, and historical context. The result is a powerful testament of the complex, contradictory, and ever-shifting nature of status in America.From the Trade Paperback edition.
He's brash, brilliant, and drawn to controversy like a moth to a flame. For decades, Mark Steyn has dazzled readers around the world with his raucous wit and brutal honesty. Whether he's sounding off on the tyranny of political correctness, the existential threat of Islamic extremism, the "nationalization" of the family, or the "near suicidal stupidity" of America's immigration regime, Steyn is always provocative-and often laugh-out-loud hilarious. The Undocumented Mark Steyn gathers Steyn's best columns in a timeless and indispensable guide to the end of the world as we know it.
Once she was Cassiel, a Djinn of limitless power. Now, she has been reshaped in human flesh as punishment for defying her master--and living among the Weather Wardens, whose power she must tap into regularly or she will die. And as she copes with the emotions and frailties of her human condition, a malevolent entity threatens her new existence...
To draw is to understand what we see. In The Undressed Art, writer-naturalist Peter Steinhart investigates the rituals, struggles, and joys of drawing. Reflecting on what is known about the brain's role in the drawing process, Steinhart explores the visual learning curve: how children begin to draw, how most of them stop, and what brings adults back to this deeply human art form later in life He considers why the face and figure are such commanding subjects and describes the delicate collaboration of the artist and model. Here is a powerful reminder that no revolution in art or technology can undermine our vital need to draw.
Get Naked For Me As director of a Boston art gallery, Mercy Rothell has made some hot deals in her time, but none like this. In order to sign the impossibly sexy, brilliant, and successful artist Shamus Montgomery to do a show of his celebrated erotic sculptures, Mercy must meet his curious but absolutely non-negotiable demand--she must pose for him in the nude, day after day, or he walks. Never one to back down from a challenge, Mercy agrees. Burning under the intense gaze of the hottest man shes ever known, watching his hands work their magic, Mercy feels vulnerable yet liberated and fully aroused, desperate for the kind of satisfaction only a master like Shamus can give. In fact, she would beg him to cross the line. And once he does, mercy is the last thing she desires. . . "Lee hits the mark time and time again. . . in a class by itself. " --Romantic Times (4 ½ Stars G, Top Pick) "An incredible gem of a story. . . different and extraordinary. " --Just Erotic Romance Reviews "The love scenes are hot, hot, hot, and the story will keep you riveted from beginning to end. . . absolutely magnificent. "--Fallen Angels Reviews (5 Angels) "Sexy and sensual and totally hot. . . will keep you turning the pages. " --The Romance Studio Deanna Lee has received rave reviews for her e-published erotic fiction, including a 4 ½-star, Gold Medal, Top Pick review from Romantic Times for Undressing Mercy. She lives in Alabama where she is currently working on the next novel in this planned trilogy.
Piper Kincaid has never been able to forget the summer she turned fourteen-- or understand its consequences. At thirty and diagnosed with breast cancer, Piper is drawn back to that time and filled with regret. As she attempts to reassemble the fragments of her history, what emerges is the kaleidoscopic portrait of a young woman whose indefatigable spirit prevails, despite shattered dreams. An evocative, richly-told novel of coming-of-age and coming-to-terms, Undressing the Moon finds grace in wreckage and hope in a broken life.
A self-made millionaire shows you how to make millions while living life on your own termsAt just eighteen years old, Matt Morris founded his first marketing business. At twenty, he dropped out of college to pursue business full-time. At twenty-one, he was homeless and deeply in debt, living out of his car. It was then that he made a life-changing decision to re-invent himself and his career. By twenty-nine, Matt was a self-made millionaire. How did he do it?In The Unemployed Millionaire, Morris reveals how he turned his life around and shatters the myth that it takes money to make money. Thanks to the Internet explosion and the ease of global trade, it is possible for anyone to start a business and market their products worldwide to millions of customers. Here, Morris unlocks the secrets and provides you with the specific moneymaking formula he used to turn his ideas into a fortune.Equips you with a step-by-step formula for turning your great idea into a million-dollar business in as little as twelve monthsProves you don't have to be smart, lucky, or rich to make millionsGives you the specific success principles all millionaires followAuthor Matt Morris is an internationally recognized speaker who selectively mentors other entrepreneurs, traveling the world, working very little, and earning millions in the processWith a foreword by Les Brown, motivational speaker, bestselling author, and television personalityIf you're serious about earning millions without working your fingers to the bone, The Unemployed Millionaire gives you the powerful strategies needed to turn your dreams into a reality.
Using a vast swath of data spanning the past six decades, Unequal Democracy debunks many myths about politics in contemporary America, using the widening gap between the rich and the poor to shed disturbing light on the workings of American democracy. Larry Bartels shows the gap between the rich and poor has increased greatly under Republican administrations and decreased slightly under Democrats, leaving America grossly unequal. This is not simply the result of economic forces, but the product of broad-reaching policy choices in a political system dominated by partisan ideologies and the interests of the wealthy. Bartels demonstrates that elected officials respond to the views of affluent constituents but ignore the views of poor people. He shows that Republican presidents in particular have consistently produced much less income growth for middle-class and working-poor families than for affluent families, greatly increasing inequality. He provides revealing case studies of key policy shifts contributing to inequality, including the massive Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 and the erosion of the minimum wage. Finally, he challenges conventional explanations for why many voters seem to vote against their own economic interests, contending that working-class voters have not been lured into the Republican camp by "values issues" like abortion and gay marriage, as commonly believed, but that Republican presidents have been remarkably successful in timing income growth to cater to short-sighted voters. Unequal Democracy is social science at its very best. It provides a deep and searching analysis of the political causes and consequences of America's growing income gap, and a sobering assessment of the capacity of the American political system to live up to its democratic ideals.
"Foster's pages sizzle. " --Christine Feehan "Say YES! to Lori Foster. " --Elizabeth LowellWho's Protecting Who?Eli Conners expected hired mercenary Ray Vereker to be a tank of a guy with forty tattoos--not the feminine ideal with lethal combat skills. While Eli certainly needs Ray's help, the rest of him is thinking he might have something to offer her. . . Ray's as good as any man when it comes to storming enemy compounds and loading an AK-47, but who could blame a girl for succumbing to mind-blowing temptation in the steamy jungle? But now it's back to business. If only Ray wasn't feeling hot, bothered, dizzy. . . Suddenly, Ray's precise, no-nonsense mission is veering wildly off course, derailed by raging hormones, out-of-control desire, and a delirious love that is completely unexpected. . . "Filled with Foster's trademark wit, humor, and sensuality. " --Booklist
One realistic department store Santa. Two genuine Christmas miracles. Who said Christmas was just for kids? Unexpected Angel by Kate Hoffmann Alex Marrin knows his seven-year-old son, Eric, wants a perfect Christmas- the way it used to be before the divorce. Heck, the kid's even put in an order with Santa! But when beautiful Christmas consultant Holly Bennett shows up on their doorstep, Alex can't help wondering if she's the answer to Eric's prayers-or his? Undercover Elf by Kate Hoffmann Aspiring reporter Claudia Moore is looking for her big break. And when she hears about a store Santa who really grants children's wishes, she thinks she's found it. Only, she never dreamed she have to go undercover-as an elf, of all things! And if that wasn't bad enough, she finds herself falling in love-with the very man she planned to expose….
Elena Nolan was deeply in love with her gorgeous husband. Elena discovered however -- only a week into their honeymoon -- that she was pregnant. Would their marriage survive. . . '
Since his parents' tragic deaths, little JT had been cared for by his maternal aunt, Dori Morales. His long-lost paternal uncle, Chase Garrett, wanted to be a positive influence in his life. And his paternal grandfather wanted him raised with everything wealth and privilege could buy. Caring for his nephew was Chase's way of making up for his fractured relationship with his brother-and a marriage of convenience to Dori just might prevent the nasty custody battle that loomed. . . .
Evan, Tessa, Linnet and India: 4 remarkable women. 3 generations of Hartes. One family whose loyalty binds them together as their enemies try to tear them apart.
After the disaster of his first marriage, Haydon Bowen has no intention of marrying again. Unfortunately, his brother has some intentions of his own, and plans to see to it that Haydon finds happiness once more. So he answers a "groom wanted" advertisement-in Haydon's name-and sends Haydon to meet his new bride at the stagecoach stop! For beautiful, cultured Rainelle Devonwood, any dangers she may face in the Idaho Territories are preferable to staying with her abusive brother. So even when Rainee learns she's a mistakenly ordered bride, she won't let Haydon drive her away. She's up to the challenge of life on the difficult, demanding frontier...and the greater challenge of opening Haydon's heart again.
A holiday to remember... Widower Carlos Chavez manages La Joya del Mayan, the most romantic resort in Mexico. On good days, the romance passes unnoticed; on dark days, it only reminds him of his loss. But the honeymoon suite's latest guest, Larissa Boyd, has rocked his steadfastness. Stunningly beautiful, she seems lost. And no wonder...she's on a honeymoon for one! The chemistry is instant-and their similarities run deep. Could it be that the two loneliest hearts on the island have found love...in the most unexpected of places?
Millionaire Kane Dennison's first mistake had been carrying an injured Willow Nelson inside his home, which, as a rule, was off-limits. Of course, she'd needed his help, but his one kind gesture had her believing he was a nice man. He wasn't. His second mistake had been surrendering to passion after warning Willow to run away. Because a woman like her deserved better than a one-night stand. She believed in soul mates. He trusted no one-needed no one. And not even Willow was going to change him!
Delivering the possible truths of more than 200 unexplained mysteries, this collection applies an authoritative, intelligent, and reasoned examination of strange artifacts and events that have perplexed scientists. It explores a wide range of phenomena, including cattle mutilations, crop circles, spontaneous human combustion, Martian lore, Roswell, Loch Ness, weather phenomena, fairies, Bigfoot, the Bermuda Triangle, living dinosaurs, ghosts, UFOs, pterodactyl sightings, flying humanoids, hollow earth, and other absorbing puzzles. Along the way, readers will learn of hoaxes, witness the creation of various modern myths, and learn of frightening personal accounts and startling historical documents. Documenting the evidence and hearing witnesses out, Jerome Clark brings an engaging narrative to the stories, objectively presents their many possible explanations, and lets the reader make his or her own judgment in this oneofakind book.
This is not just another zodiac book: Sasha Fenton, an internationally respected astrologer of many years standing, will blow away everything you thought you knew about astrology. As she began to work with actual clients, Fenton realized that a gap existed between the "received wisdom" found in the typical guide and the truth of the people she dealt with on a daily basis. While most of us are like our Sun signs to an extent, there's a lot more to the story--and she tells it here, gleaned from more than four decades of experience. Find out the true nature of the Sun signs, brought to life in all their strangeness. You'll see the other side of the signs that suffered from "bad press" as well as those that are supposedly "soft"; learn some of the various ways the zodiac can be charted; discover what those born under different signs really think of each other; and get numerous Fun factoids, tips and trivia. Of course, charts appear throughout and each sign receives a rich and full analysis, with myths debunked, information on body and health, and lists of favourite colours, gems, metals, and romantic attraction. With the unexplained explained, and the inside story revealed, you'll finall understand the signs . . . and how they affect every facet of your, and your loved ones, being.
When it comes to Rachel Lansing, C.O.O. Maxwell Case makes an exception to his take-no-prisoners approach. He'll hold this beauty hostage as his assistant and settle old scores from their brief affair five years ago. The pleasure will be all his.Rachel smells blackmail. But with her ex-husband extorting big money from her, she needs Max as a client to keep her employment agency alive. So she hunkers down as his secretary. Soon their reignited passion burns away the clouds of mystery surrounding her past. Will their intimacy survive her secrets this time?
Janet March had a picture-perfect life-until she disappeared... No body, no cause of death, no physical evidence-and yet, after ten years, a murder conviction... <P> Janet March, the strikingly attractive artist and wife of corporate lawyer Perry March, had it all: two children she adored, a burgeoning career in the arts, supportive parents, and a dream house. What no one knew was that her husband led a destructive double life of secrets and lies. On August 16, 1996, Janet would finally file for divorce. But she never made it to that appointment-because on August 15, she vanished... <P> Janet's disappearance incited a massive search and media frenzy, revealing Perry's true nature to the world. For ten years, her parents and Perry battled each other through the court system in what would become and international custody battle. Meanwhile, the Nashville Police Department investigated the case from every possible angle, with the eventual help of a shocking surprise witness. Though they couldn't find the body, determine the cause of death, or even reconstruct exactly what happened that fateful night, her parents and Nashville's first Cold Case Squad remained certain of one thing-they would find justice for Janet.