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City Beyond Time

Author : John C. Wright
ISBN : 9527065232
Genre : Fiction
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Metachronopolis is the golden city beyond time. Ruled by the Masters of Time, who can travel freely throughout the multitudinous time lines of Man's history, the city is a shining society of heroes and horrors. For the arrogant Masters, who steal famous men and women out of the past and bring them to the eternal city for their amusement, are not only beyond time, but beyond remorse and retribution too. CITY BEYOND TIME: Tales of the Fall of Metachronopolis is John C. Wright's mind-bending and astonishingly brilliant take on time travel. Utilizing a centuries-spanning perspective, Wright expertly weaves a larger tale out of a series of smaller ones. Part anthology and part novel, CITY BEYOND TIME is fascinating, melancholy, frightening, and a true masterpiece of story-telling by one of the most important and audacious authors in science fiction today. John C. Wright is the Dragon Award-winning author of SOMEWHITHER, THE GOLDEN AGE and AWAKE IN THE NIGHT LAND.
Category: Fiction

The Isle Beyond Time

Author : L. Warren Douglas
ISBN : 9781618243737
Genre : Fiction
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GOOD AND EVIL... She defeated a demon and imprisoned a mad druid in a crystal serpent's egg. She changed the course of history, and never doubted which side she was on. Now the rules have changed. In the shifting landscapes Celts call the otherworld, friends may be foes, good deeds yield evil results, and childhood fantasies become adult nightmares. Braving pillaging Vikings on the Loire, battling a crazy sorcerer in the Broceliande forest, and confronting the nine Gallicenae, druidesses who rule the Isle of the Dead, the only friend Pierrette can trust may be the Evil one himself, the Eater of Gods. And now the last battle looms, a battle in which Pierrette, she who would save the Past and the Future, can trust no one and nothing, not even the devil she thought she knew. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). [The Sacred Pool, first of Pierrette's adventures is] "Immensely readable and elegantly simple in execution . . . this vivid reimagining of Western humanity's turbid adolescence engages, enchants and enthralls." ¾Publishers Weekly [starred review] "[Simply Human is] highly entertaining and full of action ... a divertingly strange future, one that should appeal equally to fans of sf and fantasy adventure." ¾Locus
Category: Fiction

Beyond Time

Author : Marco Rixecker
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Genre : Travel
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For the Spanish lessons based on the interviews conducted in Supe and Caral by Marco Rixecker and Luis Deza Leon, please contact the authors ... [email protected] Pour les cours d'espagnol basés sur des interviews réalisés à Supe et Caral par Marco Rixecker et Luis Deza Leon,veuillez contacter les auteurs ... [email protected] Northern Peru has often been described as the Egypt of South America. Between Ecuador and Lima countless archaeological sites, ancient cities and unexplored ruins await the traveler willing to deviate from the Pan – American Highway and to see more of Peru than Cuzco or Machu Picchu. Near the capital, Lima, there is a small town by the name of Supe. From there, a side road goes to the ancient city of Caral. It is thought to be the oldest city in the Americas and one of the oldest developed settlements in the world. There is Egypt. There is Mesopotamia. And there is Caral, in Peru, which is more than 5,000 years old …
Category: Travel

The Ship Beyond Time

Author : Heidi Heilig
ISBN : 9781471406171
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The breathtaking sequel to the acclaimed The Girl from Everywhere. Nix has spent her whole life journeying to places both real and imagined aboard her time-traveling father's ship. And now it's finally time for her to take the helm. Her future lies bright before her - until she learns that she is destined to lose the one she loves. Desperate to change her fate, Nix sails her crew to a mythical utopia to meet another Navigator who promises to teach her how to manipulate time. But everything in this utopia is constantly changing, and nothing is what it seems. Not even her relationship with Kash: best friend, thief, charmer extraordinaire. Heidi Heilig weaves fantasy, history, and romance together to tackle questions of free will, fate, and what it means to love another person. At the centre of this adventure are extraordinary, complicated, and multicultural characters who leap off the page, and an intricate, recognizable world that has no bounds. This sequel - and conclusion - to The Girl from Everywhere includes five black-and-white maps of historical and mythical locations. Fans of Alwyn Hamilton, Sarah J. Maas, and Outlander will be swept away.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Love Beyond Time

Author : Mehmet Tanberk
ISBN : 9781475994230
Genre : Fiction
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Long before the universe is created, there is no concept of time or place. In this ocean of absolute wisdom and existence, the Lord contemplates creating a planet where humans will not only know him, but also be respected and loved by the angels. As the creation unfolds, one of the angels is so enchanted by the process that he desires to be a part of human evolution. It is not long before the Great Angel is born in ancient Nubia to a mother who makes the ultimate sacrifice. As he takes his first breath, his mother dies—but not before she makes his brother, Kumma, promise to look after the baby, who is named Semneh. Fifteen years later, Semneh and Kumma have grown into men. After Kumma saves the life of an Egyptian prince, he and his brother are taken to the prince’s palace, where they begin a new life. Kumma joins the Egyptian army, and Semneh becomes an artist. But when both brothers fall in love with a beautiful princess, their lives change forever. Semneh commits an act that he will carry with him for the rest of this life and beyond. In this visionary tale, ancient Egypt and Anatolian civilizations collide as a soul is reincarnated through multiple lifetimes in the quest for salvation.
Category: Fiction

Beyond Time

Author : Randy Jones
ISBN : 9781434935533
Genre : Fiction
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Randy Jones knew that he wanted to be a writer since second grade and he wrote short stories in his mind. He got some of them down on paper and tried to exceed in creativity. He likes to write. Jones was born in Marion, Indiana. His family moved to Albany, Kentucky when he was 13. He moved to Louisville at age 23 and worked restaurant detail. After a few years he went back to Albany where he lives today. He worked in restaurants as a waiter to pay the bills. Jones wrote more and started a new book about Trick Daniel, a captain that hires a team for NASA. (2013, Paperback, 80 pages)
Category: Fiction

Quiet Storm

Author : Valda Mutakabbir
ISBN : 9781434931030
Genre : Intelligence officers
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Quiet Storm is about a Federal and International Intelligence Agent turned mercenary. He is hired by governments to infiltrate adversarial governmental infrastructures, steal top secrets and classified documents on clandestine operations and destroy those nations from within¿if necessary. Someone gave an order to assassinate Satin Masters and murder his family and destroy the Venus Corporation. Agent Dawn Takabbir, the beautiful and perilous International Intelligence Agent, is thought to be the World¿s best Clandestine Operative¿she does not exist in government files. She must find out whether Satin Masters is alive, determine who he is posing, and know for a fact that he has signed a contract to take control of America¿s economical and political structure. Now, after years gathering intelligence, she is ready to apprehend Satin Masters. Her superiors fear for her life, after an unsuccessful raid on Beyond Time¿s Elite Security Facilities. Forensic teams only found Special Forces and Intel Agents¿ corpses, and removed government issued slugs and casings. The IIA Assistance Director orchestrates her abduction like they staged her family¿s death.
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Living Beyond Time

Author : Pinchas Stolper
ISBN : 1578197449
Genre : Religion
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This book of exquisite, original essays is designed to help you get the most out of every Jewish holiday on the calendar! Written on many levels, its insights are exhilarating reading for Jews of every background. A distinguished alumnus of Yeshivas Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin, Rabbi Stolper based several chapters on teachings of his Rosh Yeshivah, HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Hutner, zt"l. The result is a work that combines the brilliance of Jewish thought, the majesty of the Jewish festivals and the eternal aspirations of the Jewish People. Living Beyond Time is your key to experiencing the holidays as never before. As you read the appropriate selections for each passing Yom Tov, it will enhance your observance and deepen your appreciation of your heritage. And over time, you will understand how the wisdom inherent in the Torah links these special days to each other and to every Jew. It is a volume you will return to for inspiration again and again, year round. Book jacket.
Category: Religion

The Land Beyond Time Adventure In The Amazon

Author : Alexander Molnar Jr.
ISBN : 9781462810802
Genre : Fiction
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The Land Beyond Time is a non-stop, fast paced, action packed adventure that takes place in the jungles of the Amazon River. It is a story about traitors, sabotage, espionage, greed, hate, love and romance, cold blooded murder, and justice. It is the story about the trials and tribulations of a dozen human beings whos sabotaged aircraft crashes into the Amazon jungle. The crash survivors, 6 men and 6 women, including 2 drug cartel bosses, being extradited to the US, now must compete against their individual fears, each other and those unknown unexplained challenges facing them in the hot, wet, dangerous jungle. The terrifying but strange animals that abound there, like the giant spiders, boars, anacondas, and crocodiles; two hostile tribes and the headhunters; a Colombian drug cartel group of professional killers coming to rescue their bosses; and a small, but elite team of US Marines conducting search and rescue operations for the crash survivors; all are tossed together in the jungles of the Amazon. Our adventure begins during December 1999, in Lima, Peru, when a US military aircraft (C141) preparing to take a number of government passengers back to the US, is commandeered by an Embassy official. He orders the aircraft to take on10 additional passengers, including two recently captured Colombian drug lords being extradited to the US. Hours into the flight the plane is sabotaged by someone onboard and it crashes into the Amazon River dumping the survivors into the hostile terrain north of Manaus, Brazil. Two of the 12 crash survivors are immediately separated from the main group and have adventures of their own to contend just to remain alive. The remaining survivors are captured by one of two hostile tribes (the Ingou and Sangou). The survivors are taken to the Ingou village and interrogated, while second tribe prepares to attack the Ingou village to pre-empt an escaped prisoners arrival there, who possesses information which could change the delicate balance of power in the jungle. Back in Peru, an Embassy official is fingered as an espionage agent for the major drug cartel. The official gets nervous and runs to his new bosses in Colombia. Meanwhile, the cartel sends 24 professional killers to retrieve their two drug bosses from the sabotaged aircraft. Their additional instructions are to eliminate all the remaining passengers. When the aircraft fails to show up at Manaus as planned, the cartels killers immediately begin a search pattern, and within hours of finding the crashed aircraft, their journey begins. Back in Lima, the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the Marine Security Guard (MSG) Detachment, a friend of Al Ranlom, a former Marine who is aboard the missing aircraft, hears of the espionage and the plane crash. Not one to stand by and watch, the NCOIC forms an unofficial search and rescue team, which picks up the trail of the missing craft and her survivors. The dangers to all involved: the survivors, the cartels professional killers and the Marine Security Detachment rescuers, are found in every turn they take. They are all around them, in the trees, at ground level, on, under and above the waterways, swamps and mangroves. These hazards eat away at their self confidence, and tears at their moral fabric. They are tested continuously, passing one test only to encounter another challenge. If it isnt attacks by giant spiders, anacondas, and crocodiles, its tigers, flesh eating worms and blood sucking bats. Or its problems from hostile tribes or from the natural environment, like earthquakes and lava flows or from the failure of their sophisticated equipment, like the GPS systems, radios, and walkie-talkie
Category: Fiction

Kaleidoscope City

Author : Piers Moore Ede
ISBN : 9781408835425
Genre : Travel
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'I will never forget my first sight of the river in Varanasi, from the narrowness and constriction of the alleys, thronged with activity, to the sudden release of the waterfront, the labyrinth's end . . . It seems that all of life has its assigned place on the stone steps leading down to the Ganges. Some are used for bathing, others for laundry, washing buffalo, puja (worship, ceremonial offering), and this one for the business of death. The smells are of wood smoke, buffalo dung, urine and jasmine flowers. The sounds are of rustling kites and lowing cattle, crackling wood and prayer. . .' Piers Moore Ede first fell in love with Varanasi when he passed through it on his way to Nepal in search of wild honey hunters. In the decade that followed it continued to exert its pull on him, and so he returned to live there, to press his ear to its heartbeat and to discover what it is that makes the spiritual capital of India so unique. In this intoxicating 'city of 10,000 widows', where funeral pyres smoulder beside the river in which thousands of pilgrims bathe, and holiness and corruption walk side by side, Piers encounters sweet-makers and sadhus, mischievous boatmen and weary bureaucrats, silk weavers and musicians and discovers a remarkable interplay between death and life, light and dark.
Category: Travel

Minding The Spirit

Author : Elizabeth Dreyer
ISBN : 0801880769
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Arranged under five broad headings, these essays create an insightful dialogue on the questions, methods, and critical approaches implemented by the discipline's top scholars.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

World Cities Beyond The West

Author : Josef Gugler
ISBN : 0521536855
Genre : Political Science
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This study is the first systematically to cover those cities beyond the core that most clearly can be considered world cities: Bangkok, Cairo, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Moscow, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, and Singapore. Fourteen leading authorities from diverse backgrounds bring their expertise to bear on these cities across four continents and consider the major regional and global roles they play in economic, political, and cultural life. Conveying how these cities have followed various pathways to their present position, they offer multiple perspectives on the interplay of internal and external forces and demonstrate that any comprehensive discussion of world cities has to engage a multiplicity of perspectives. With an introduction by Josef Gugler and an afterword from Saskia Sassen, this substantial volume makes a major contribution to the world cities literature and provides an important new impetus for further analysis.
Category: Political Science

City Wolves

Author : Dorris Heffron
ISBN : 1926577213
Genre : Fiction
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A moving historical tale and remarkable literary achievement, City Wolves is the story of Canada’s first woman veterinarian, Meg Wilkinson. Born in 1870 on a farm near Halifax, Meg’s childhood experience with wolves makes her determined to be a veterinarian. Supported by the seemingly eccentric Randolph Oliphant and inspired by the ancient Inuit who first turned wolves into sled dogs, Meg surpasses the horse doctors at vet college and becomes the notorious ’dog doctor of Halifax’ in the 1890s. After her unusual marriage ends abruptly in Boston, Meg travels to Vancouver and up to the Yukon, seeking the legendary sled dogs. Arriving at the beginning of the Klondike gold rush, she makes her way amidst Mounties, dance hall girls, Klondike Kings, mushers, priests and swindlers...all the mangy and magnificent people, dogs and spirits that populated raucous Dawson City. Observed through the restless spirit of Inuit Ike, this is lively, insightful, historical fiction, subtly revealing the wolf-like nature of humans and the human nature of wolves. Both earthy and reflective, City Wolves is an important story told with compassion, humour and unflinching realism. In this her fifth novel, Dorris Heffron has created a wide range of unforgettable characters and achieved a breadth of vision exploring the deep conflicts and interconnection of social beings in a way that is uniquely Canadian and profoundly universal.
Category: Fiction

Encyclopedia Of British Poetry 1900 To The Present

Author : James Persoon
ISBN : 9781438140742
Genre : English poetry
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Presents a comprehensive A to Z reference with approximately 450 entries providing facts about contemporary British poets, including their major works of poetry, concepts and movements.
Category: English poetry

The Apartheid City And Beyond

Author : David M. Smith
ISBN : 9781134902965
Genre : Science
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Apartheid as legislated racial separation substantially changed the South African urban scene. Race group areas' remodelled the cities, while the creation of homelands', mini-states and the pass laws' controlling population migration constrained urbanization itself. In the mid-1980s the old system - having proved economically inefficient and politically divisive - was replaced by a new policy of orderly urbanization'. This sought to accelerate industrialization and cultural change by relaxing the constraints on urbanization imposed by state planning. The result was further political instability and a quarter of the black (or African) population housed in shanty towns. Negotiations between the Nationalist government and the African National Congress are working towards the end of the old apartheid system. Yet the negation of apartheid is only the beginning of the creation of a new society. The vested interests and entrenched ideologies behind the existing pattern of property ownership survive the abolition of apartheid laws. Beyond race, class and ethnicity will continue to divide urban life. If the cities of South Africa are to serve all the people, the accelerating process of urbanization must be brought under control and harnessed to a new purpose. The contributors to this volume draw on a broad range of experience and disciplines to present a variety of perspectives on urban South Africa.
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Learning From China

Author : Carl Fingerhuth
ISBN : 3764369434
Genre : Architecture
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The powerful social and cultural transformations of recent decades as expressed in the shape and form of the city need to be examined and reviewed. New methods and procedures in urban planning and a new relationship between town and land are urgently required. Learning from China calls to mind that seminal work of the post-modern, Learning from Las Vegas, and relates the principles of Taoist thought and action to the perspectives for a new urban design beyond that of today, truly post modern.
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The Canadian City

Author : Roger Kemble
ISBN : 9780776622149
Genre : Architecture
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Architect and artist Roger Kemble has demonstrated his ideas of urban design with images from sixteen major Canadian cities—among others. He has walked, measured, and sketched their streets, squares and places, scanned their horizons, probed the relationships between structures, land and landscape with unprecedented energy. More significantly, he has reacted to the negative effect that all the busy business of urban development is having on our daily lives and he has had the courage to offer concrete remedial plans. If, as Kemble (quoting Ruskin), reminds us: 'Architecture is the mother of the arts', then time spent with his bold, imaginative, idiosyncratic view of the making (and unmaking) of cities—drawn with passionate hindsight and compassionate foresight—will be a moving and healing experience. Through the beckoning text of The Canadian City and its 144 illustrations, we will come to know the map of our own country and city as never before. The long shadow cast by this knowledge will make us more aware travellers abroad, too. Principles of city living and city building will accompany us everywhere, with an unsuspecting vividness. There is only a short step from Roger Kemble's studio to the world.
Category: Architecture