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In The Forests Of The Night

Author : Kersten R. Hamilton
ISBN : 9780547435602
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A follow up to Tyger Tyger finds Tea, Finn and Aiden returning to school after fleeing the Mag Mell only to be targeted by Tea's goblin cousins, who plot to torture her friends and family while she resists her evolving nature as a wild Stormrider.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The German Forest

Author : Jeffrey K. Wilson
ISBN : 9781442640993
Genre : History
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From the late eighteenth century, Germans increasingly identified the fate of their nation with that of their woodlands. A variety of groups soon mobilized the 'German forest' as a national symbol, though often in ways that suited their own social, economic, and political interests. The German Forest is the first book-length history of the development and contestation of the concept of 'German' woodlands. Jeffrey K. Wilson challenges the dominant interpretation that German connections to nature were based in agrarian romanticism rather than efforts at modernization. He explores a variety of conflicts over the symbol — from demands on landowners for public access to woodlands, to state attempts to integrate ethnic Slavs into German culture through forestry, and radical nationalist visions of woodlands as a model for the German 'race'. Through impressive primary and archival research, Wilson demonstrates that in addition to uniting Germans, the forest as a national symbol could also serve as a vehicle for protest and strife.
Category: History

Ukeria The Prophecy Of Cypher

Author : Mr. Uker
ISBN : 9781469180786
Genre : Fiction
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A centuries old prophecy is about to be fulfilled and the only one that doesnt know about it, is the one man that has everything to do with it, CYPHER. In Ukeria, a land segregated by species and hate, an ancient prophecy has begun. Cypher emerges in a land that he doesnt recognize. He doesnt know who he is or where he came from. He meets an imp named Waljan who promises to take him back to his human village only to turn him over to the Groenuho tribe. While in captivity, he learns of the prophecy and the fear that he strikes amongst the people across the land, for he is the one that will destroy their world. After escaping death and the Groenuho, he meets other creatures that are willing to do whatever it takes to stop him from fulfilling the prophecy. Confused and lost he continues to find help from a select few of creatures, while trying to find his purpose in the land of Ukeria. In a struggle to escape death and avoid his part in the prophecy, Cypher turns out to be more than what the creatures of Ukeria could ever imagine.
Category: Fiction

Child Of The World

Author : Anthony LaBranche
ISBN : 9780595171262
Genre : Fiction
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Child of the World is an action adventure set in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and the northern hilltribe villages of Thailand. A hapless professor joins an animal relocation project but soon discovers, through his whimsical mentor and a blonde Swedish Quaker, that the true project is to hamper the trade in hilltribe children being brought down to service the city brothels. Along the way, he encounters a Bengali game warden of suspicious identity and an attractive local prostitute who, he finds, is not simply that and who becomes much more than that to him. The true game is more politically convoluted and more personally perilous than he ever imagined.
Category: Fiction

The Son Of Odin The Forest

Author : Esa Myllylä
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Erik is now eleven years old and gets strange dreams about Skogul and other creatures. He is concerned about the Earth's future. He stands of choice if he need help or not. How will Erik and Slime able to defeat Skogul who gets stronger and bigger, or is someone else behind Skoguls wrath? From 12 years and above. Book 2
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Reds The St Patrick S Battalion

Author : Carlos H. Cantu
ISBN : 9781469113333
Genre : Fiction
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In Reds, The St. Patricks Battalion, the author weaves the story of a family that migrates from Ireland to colonize Texas, at the time when American settlers fought to secede from the Mexican Federation to become a nation that ultimately joins the Unites States, event that kindles the war against Mexico. Cantu offers us in a superb novel, the saga that involves a battalion of soldiers mostly Irishmen who fought with the Mexican troops against the American invaders, shedding light on historical myths such as the legend of The lamo, and on the reasons why Mexico, in losing the war, lost half its territory to the United States.
Category: Fiction

A Knights Realm

Author : Shaun Robinson
ISBN : 9781479703104
Genre : Fiction
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The history of Tiseria is littered with ferocious battles. Battles, between the many different races, which threatened to engulf the entire realm. Races and creatures have become extinct, or very close to it, but, no war had been as terrible as the Dark Wars. Over a thousand years ago the Cultists of Volkin tried to bring forth their underworld god into the living realm. They almost succeeded. The cult had been defeated by the allied forces of the Four Kingdoms, and by the Covenant of the Magi. Tiseria prospered and there was general peace in the wake of the Dark Wars. Peace which had gone, relatively, unbroken, until now. The armies of darkness are rising once more. After more than a millennia the Cult of Volkin has returned, returned to finish what they had started. The cult is more devastating than ever, equipped with powers bestowed upon them by Volkin himself. They intend to wreck havoc, spread corruption, fear and distraught, through the kingdoms, and raise their Dark God once again. Releasing a corruption upon the physical realm, and causing the various races to become hosts for evil spirits, the Cult of Volkin is demonstrating their power to all. The descendants of the Covenant of the Magi and Knights Order, combined to create the Order of Light, must once again brave the horrors brought forth by Volkins minions. Two knights have been chosen to undertake the suicidal mission of reuniting the races of Tiseria and retying the bonds of allegiance between them. The fallen, and dishonoured, Knight-Captain, Ryan Quinn, and the proud, and noble, Michael Crow, must traverse the three remaining kingdoms in hopes of uniting the Human, Dwarven and Elven races once more against the terror that is Volkin. With dungeons, dragons, magic and goblins set to cross their path, can these two knights survive and what else will they encounter?
Category: Fiction

The Monthly Review

Author : Ralph Griffiths
ISBN : OSU:32435071865190
Genre : Books
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Empire Of The Beetle

Author : Andrew Nikiforuk
ISBN : 9781553658948
Genre : Nature
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Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of improbable bark beetle outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America. An insect the size of a rice kernel eventually killed more than 30 billion pine and spruce trees from Alaska to New Mexico. Often appearing in masses larger than schools of killer whales, the beetles engineered one of the world's greatest forest die-offs since the deforestation of Europe by peasants between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. The beetle didn't act alone. Misguided science, out-of-control logging, bad public policy, and a hundred years of fire suppression created a volatile geography that released the world's oldest forest manager from all natural constraints. Like most human empires, the beetles exploded wildly and then crashed, leaving in their wake grieving landowners, humbled scientists, hungry animals, and altered watersheds. Although climate change triggered this complex event, human arrogance assuredly set the table. With little warning, an ancient insect pointedly exposed the frailty of seemingly stable manmade landscapes. Drawing on first-hand accounts from entomologists, botanists, foresters, and rural residents, award-winning journalist Andrew Nikiforuk, investigates this unprecedented beetle plague, its startling implications, and the lessons it holds.
Category: Nature