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The Gates Of Sleep

Author : Mercedes Lackey
ISBN : 9781783293865
Genre : Fiction
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After the sudden death of her birth parents, Marina Roeswood meets her Aunt Arachne, who is to be her new guardian. Slowly Marina realizes that her aunt is the embodiment of the danger her parents had been hiding her from in the backwoods of Cornwall. But can Marina unravel the secrets of her life in time to save herself from the evil that had been seeking her for nearly eighteen years?
Category: Fiction

Die Schlaf Revolution

Author : Arianna Huffington
ISBN : 9783864704079
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Unsere Gesellschaft hat ein Problem mit dem Thema Schlaf. Viel Schlaf wird assoziiert mit Faulheit. Wenig Schlaf gilt als Zeichen für Leistungsfähigkeit. Permanenter Schlafmangel ist eine Epidemie unserer Gesellschaft. Die Folgen für unsere Gesundheit, unsere Leistungsfähigkeit, unsere Beziehungen und unser Lebensglück sind dramatisch. Arianna Huffington sagt: "Wir brauchen eine Schlaf-Revolution!" Gestützt auf neueste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse erklärt sie: "Wir müssen unser Schlafverhalten grundsätzlich überdenken, um unser Leben wieder in den Griff zu bekommen." Wie beeinflusst moderne Technik unseren Schlaf? Welche Rolle spielen Medikamente? Diesen und vielen weiteren Fragen geht die Bestsellerautorin kompetent und sachkundig nach. Das Ergebnis wird unser Schlafverhalten revolutionieren.
Category: Health & Fitness

Verdammte Schei E Schlaf Ein

Author : Adam Mansbach
ISBN : 9783832185893
Genre : Humor
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Wer Kinder hat, weiß, dass Kuscheltiere und eine Gute-Nacht-Geschichte nicht immer helfen. Allzu oft bleibt ›Schlaf, Kindchen, schlaf‹ ein frommer Wunsch. Dann hockt man auf der Bettkante und könnte – bei aller Liebe – heulen vor Wut. ›Verdammte Scheiße, schlaf ein!‹ zeigt die ungeschminkte Wahrheit und ist dabei so komisch, dass man sich die Verzweiflung von der Seele lacht. »Muss noch immer lachen und weinen – ein scheißgutes Buch.« Julia Franck
Category: Humor

Beyond The Gates Of Antares

Author : Tim Bancroft
ISBN : 9780997094688
Genre : Fiction
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This is the universe of the Seventh Age of Humanity and the setting for the game called Beyond the Gates of Antares. Travel through Antarean dimensional gateways to the galaxy spanning empires of the PanHuman Concord and Isorian Senatex, and to the myriad worlds of the Determinate and beyond. Board the glittering space borne cities of the Vardari, the great mercantile powers of Antarean space, and confront foes as implacable as the Ghar and as merciless as the Renegade NuHu Shards.
Category: Fiction

An Den Feuern Von Hastur

Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley
ISBN : 9783955305963
Genre : Fiction
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Bestsellerautorin Marion Zimmer Bradley ("Die Nebel von Avalon") hat mit dem opulenten Darkover-Zyklus eine einzigartige Romanreihe geschaffen: Die fesselnde Geschichte einer geheimnisvollen fremden Welt und ihrer Bewohner ist Kult! Ein Raumschiff der Erde taucht über Darkover auf. Und die terranischen Raumfahrer sehen sich einem Volk gegenüber, das eingebettet in Familien- und Sippenstrukturen lebt. In der rationalen Denkweise der Terraner ist kein Platz für die geheimnisvolle Kraft des Laran, die einen entscheidenden Machtfaktor auf Darkover darstellt. In den Mittelpunkt der schicksalhaften Ereignisse gerät Leonie Hastur, eine intelligente und schöne junge Frau aus der Hastur-Familie, die darüber hinaus noch über ein besonders starkes Laran verfügt. Schon zeitig befallen sie Ahnungen, dass sich auf Darkover bald alles verändern wird. Eine unvorstellbare Gefahr droht dem Planeten, doch Leonie kann sich auf ihre Träume und Visionen keinen Reim machen. Dann auf einmal schwebt ein Raumschiff über den Wäldern des friedlichen Planeten Darkover...
Category: Fiction

The Gates Of Omin

Author : Luke Hodgson
ISBN : 9781411613690
Genre : Fiction
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In a world born of war and sorrow, brave heroes rally against an ancient evil bent on reclaiming its wicked birthright. As a young champion races to save what is left of humanity he must choose between the woman he loves and his ultimate destiny. The Gates of Omin have been opened once again...
Category: Fiction

The Gates Of The Alamo

Author : Stephen Harrigan
ISBN : 0375412743
Genre : History
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A huge, riveting, deeply imagined novel about the siege and fall of the Alamo, an event that formed the consciousness of Texas and that resonates through American history. With its vibrant, unexpected characters and its richness of authentic detail, The Gates of the Alamo is an unforgettable re-creation of a time, a place, and a heroic conflict. The time is 1835. At the center of a canvas crowded with Mexicans and Americans, with Karankawa and Comanche Indians, with settlers of many nationalities, stand three people whose fortunes quickly become our urgent concern: Edmund McGowan, a naturalist of towering courage and intellect, whose life's work is threatened by the war against Mexico and whose character is tested by his own dangerous pride; Mary Mott, a widowed innkeeper on the Texas coast, a determined and resourceful woman; and her sixteen-year-old son, Terrell, whose first shattering experience with love leads him instead to war, and into the crucible of the Alamo. As Edmund McGowan and Mary Mott take off in pursuit of Terrell and follow him into the fortress, the powerful but wary attraction between them deepens. And the reader is drawn with them into the harrowing days of the battle itself. Never before has the fall of the Alamo been portrayed with such immediacy. And for the first time the story is told not just from the perspective of the American defenders but from that of the Mexican attackers as well. We follow Blas Montoya, a sergeant in an elite sharpshooter company, as he fights to keep his men alive not only in the inferno of battle but also during the long forced march north from Mexico proper to Texas. And through the eyes of the ambitious mapmaker Telesforo Villasenor, we witness the cold deliberations of General Santa Anna. Filled with dramatic scenes, abounding in fictional and historical personalities -- among them James Bowie, David Crockett, and William Travis -- The Gates of the Alamo enfolds us in history, and through its remarkable and passionate storytelling allows us to participate at last in an American legend.
Category: History

The Seven Sisters Of Sleep

Author : Mordecai Cooke
ISBN : 0892817488
Genre : Science
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This groundbreaking survey, written in 1860, is a radically open-minded look at the use of drugs across the world and throughout the ages. Early users of tobacco in Russia would have their noses cut off and repeat offenders their heads. Pope Innocent XII excommunicated any who used it in St. Peters. Marijuana users in 14th century Egypt would have their teeth extracted for the crime. Yet use of these and other forbidden substances continued to grow. If only as a record of the perennial failure of harsh punishments to deter drug use Victorian naturalist Mordecai Cooke's work The Seven Sisters of Sleep would remain significant. But Cooke's natural humor and keen insights have ensured this work's reputation as possibly the best early book from what has grown into an enormous body of literature on mind- and mood-altering substances. Written at a time, similar to our own, when drug use was being reconsidered, The Seven Sisters of Sleep is a thought-provoking and open-minded look at the use of drugs across the world and throughout the ages. Quite popular in its day and a major influence on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, this is an important book for anyone interested in an unbiased account of humanity's long involvement with psychoactive, hallucinogenic, and stimulant plants.
Category: Science