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The City Beneath Us

Author : New York Transit Museum
ISBN : 0393057976
Genre : History
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Drawn from a newly discovered cache of historical photos from the New York Transit Museum, a collection of 175 duotone images showcases the construction techniques and architectural details that were involved in the creation of the New York City subway system, in a centennial anniversary tribute complemented by an illustrated history.
Category: History

The City Beneath

Author : Melody Johnson
ISBN : 9781601834218
Genre : Fiction
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As a journalist, Cassidy DiRocco thought she had seen every depraved thing New York City’s underbelly had to offer. But while covering what appears to be a vicious animal attack, she finds herself drawn into a world she never knew existed. Her exposé makes her the target of the handsome yet brutal Dominic Lysander, the Master Vampire of New York City, who has no problem silencing her to keep his coven's secrets safe... But Dominic offers Cassidy another option: ally. He reveals she is a night blood, a being with powers of her own, including the ability to become a vampire. As the body count escalates, Cassidy is caught in the middle of a vampire rebellion. Dominic insists she can help him stop the coming war, but wary of his intentions, Cassidy enlists the help of the charming Ian Walker, a fellow night blood. As the battle between vampires takes over the city, Cassidy will have to tap into her newfound powers and decide where to place her trust...
Category: Fiction

Buried Beneath Us

Author : Anthony Aveni
ISBN : 9781596439139
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A beautifully illustrated look at the forces that help cities grow—and eventually cause their destruction—told through the stories of the great civilizations of ancient America. You may think you know all of the American cities. But did you know that long before New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Boston ever appeared on the map—thousands of years before Europeans first colonized North America—other cities were here? They grew up, fourished, and eventually disappeared in the same places that modern cities like St. Louis and Mexico City would later appear. In the pages of this book, you'll find the astonishing story of how they grew from small settlements to booming city centers—and then crumbled into ruins.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Air Wonder Stories November 1929

Author : Ed Earl Repp
ISBN : 9781312107557
Genre : Fiction
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Contents: CITIES IN THE AIR (Part I) by Edmond Hamilton, WHEN SPACE RIPPED OPEN by Ralph W. Wilkins, SUITCASE AIRPLANES by E. D. Skinner, BEYOND THE AURORA by Ed Earl Repp, THE SECOND SHELL by Jack Williamson, and THE CRYSTAL RAY by Raymond Gallun.
Category: Fiction

Here There Be Dragonnes

Author : Mary Brown
ISBN : 9781618243744
Genre : Fiction
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THE RING'S THE THING ... Thing was a young girl who hid beneath a mask. Her companions included a crow, a toad, a goldfish, and a kitten. Never had a more unlikely band of unheroic heroes set off on a difficult and dangerous quest. But Thing had a ring with unusual powers. . . . Summer was an orphan who only wanted to find a husband and settle down. But first she had to help out a blind knight with amnesia and a winged pig. But how to get those two, as well as a raggle-tail assortment of other creatures in distress, to the far-distant place where they belonged Summer owned almost nothing¾except a certain magic ring. ... Sophie was cast adrift in London by the untimely death of her parents. Then an uncle left her a legacy that would lift her up from poverty¾if she took a dragon's egg into uncharted Asia. The task was daunting and time was short, but her late uncle had also left her a very remarkable ring. ... Three very unusual heroines in widely separated eras, each wearing for a time a ring made from a unicorn's horn, a ring with extraordinary powers. . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "People who think they hate fantasies are going to like this one." ¾USA Today "Endearing characters. . . . Brown's incredible journey is a find." ¾Publishers Weekly "Compelling ... a rare treat for fantasy lovers." ¾Library Journal "Don't miss this brilliantly conceived, superbly crafted, and eminently beguiling fantasy foray." ¾Romantic Times
Category: Fiction

Technical Innovation In American History An Encyclopedia Of Science And Technology 3 Volumes

Author : Rosanne Welch
ISBN : 9781610690942
Genre : History
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From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fascinating history of technology and innovations in the United States from the earliest colonization by Europeans to the present. • Encourages readers to consider the tremendous potential impact of advances in science and technology and the ramifications of important inventions on the global market, human society, and even the planet as a whole • Supports eras addressed in the National Standards for American history as well as curricular units on inventions, discoveries, and technological advances • Includes primary documents, a chronology, and section openers that help readers contextualize the content
Category: History

The Very Hungry City

Author : Austin Troy
ISBN : 9780300165807
Genre : Architecture
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"This book explores how cities around the world consume energy, assesses innovative ideas for reducing urban energy consumption, and discusses why energy efficiency will determine which cities thrive economically in the future"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Architecture

The City Beneath The Snow

Author : Marjorie Kowalski Cole
ISBN : 9781602231566
Genre : Literary Collections
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The final collection of stories by award-winning writer Marjorie Kowalski Cole, The City Beneath the Snow is a portrait of contemporary Alaskans and a look at the moral decisions that lurk in the unexpected corners of daily life. "Marjorie Kowalski Cole's characters live, work, and struggle in interior Alaska, and she depicts life here with a keen eye and with compassion. We see the daughter of a Fairbanks junkyard owner struggling with her isolation. We meet a bartender at Circle Hot Springs who's also a certified nurse's assistant at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. . . . These are inner lives, revealed with care and with skill, the true material of good literature."—Peggy Shumaker, Alaska State Writer Laureate
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Author : Alexander Gilchrist
ISBN : HARVARD:32044108412834
Genre : Artists
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Life Of William Blake

Author : Alexander Gilchrist
ISBN : NYPL:33433006050060
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Mission Studies

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ISBN : UOM:39015068427494
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How To Stay Out Of The City Beneath Your Feet

Author : Richard W. Menear
ISBN : 9781607910831
Genre : Religion
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"This is one book you CAN judge by its cover!" Dan Lyons President, World Business Capital Corp. Richland, WA How important are language and words, right and wrong believing, thinking and speaking? What is life all about and where is it heading? Is death the end with one destiny? Is there a real Satan, and is Hell a real place or an overused metaphor? Do angels really exist? Are we really created in the image of God and if so, what does that mean? Where is the mind? As important as these questions are, it seems that most people have forgotten to ask them. Who bewitched them? Are there in fact ultimate answers to the ultimate questions? In this book, Author Richard W. Menear, Ph.D. addresses these topics and many others. Humanity's distance from God and closeness to the enemy. Religion, ethics and standards being reduced to a trash pile. Sin. Man's view vs. God's view. Specific moral issues like abortion, homosexuality, infidelity. The resurrection of the body. What Hell is really like! Explained in depth, Dr. Menear explores the plight of fallen mankind and unmasks the enemy's deceptions designed to destroy, and to replace scriptural truth. All these mysteries have been revealed to the world through God's Son, and are examined here. This book will take you on your solo journey that includes the most important aspects of life from the beginning to end just like God said it would be! Richard W. Menear holds a Th.B., Th.M. from Full Gospel Bible Institute, and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from International Bible College and Seminary, three - year certificate from Rhema Bible Training Center. Dr. Menear is a Vietnam era veteran with the U.S.A.F, and lives with his wife in Branson West, Missouri.
Category: Religion


Author : Duncan Wu
ISBN : 9781118256572
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This new edition of the groundbreaking Romanticism: AnAnthology is the only book of its kind to contain completetexts of a wide range of Romantic works, including Blake's Songsof Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven andHell, and Urizen; Wordsworth and Coleridge's LyricalBallads (1798); Wordsworth's Two-Part Prelude; early andrevised versions of Coleridge's 'The Eolian Harp', 'This Lime-TreeBower my Prison', 'Frost at Midnight', and 'The Ancient Mariner';Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, Epipsychidion andAdonais; Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Canto IIIand Don Juan Dedication and Cantos I and II; and Keats'sOdes, the two Hyperions, Lamia,Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes. It also carriesexplanatory annotations and author headnotes. Updated toincorporate the latest scholarly findings, it remains the essentialtext on Romanticism. Don Juan Dedication and Cantos I and II; and Keats'sOdes, the two Hyperions, Lamia,Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes. It also carriesexplanatory annotations and author headnotes. Updated toincorporate the latest scholarly findings, it remains the essentialtext on Romanticism. Includes all texts from the third edition, with theaddition of Keats's Isabella and Shelley'sEpipsychidion, as well as a selection of the poems of WalterScott Includes a wider and deeper selection of texts by the Big Sixmale poets (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron and Shelley)than any competing volume Includes a generous range of texts by female Romanticpoets All editorial materials, including annotations, authorheadnotes, and prefatory materials, have been revised for the newedition The only book to contain complete texts, edited for this volumefrom manuscript and early printed sources by Wu, along withexplanatory annotations and author headnotes Contains everything teachers and students require for anin-depth survey of the principal writings to emerge from theBritish Romantic period The most widely-used teaching anthology in the field in theUK Companion website features a dynamic timeline detailingsignificant events of the romantic period and providing images,suggestions for further reading and useful links to other onlineresources: ahref=""
Category: Literary Criticism

Selected Poetry

Author : William Blake
ISBN : 0192834894
Genre : Poetry
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William Blake (1757-1827) was a poet of striking originality, whose poetic world of myth and mysticism continues to fascinate.By turns a haunting lyricist, an apocalyptic visionary, and an unorthodox thinker, Blake was for years ignored or derided. Sustained by his belief in the artistic imagination, he drafted poetry, prose visions, and epigrams, and manufactured beautiful illustrated volumes of his lyrics and versenarratives. Towards the end of his life, Blake's unique and irreducible talent was recognized by a group of younger artists, who rescued much of his achievement from oblivion.This selection represents the full range of Blake's accomplishment as a poet, ranging from early Poetical Sketches to late lyrics, and including such major works as The Book of Thel, Songs of Innocence, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Visions of the Daughters of Albion, America, Songs ofExperience, and Europe.The collection is chosen from the Oxford Authors critical edition, with Michael Mason's introduction and notes providing the ideal guide to a remarkable oeuvre.
Category: Poetry

The Awakened Ones

Author : Gananath Obeyesekere
ISBN : 9780231527309
Genre : Religion
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While a rational consciousness grasps many truths, Gananath Obeyesekere believes an even richer knowledge is possible through a bold confrontation with the stuff of visions and dreams. Spanning both Buddhist and European forms of visionary experience, he fearlessly pursues the symbolic, nonrational depths of such phenomena, reawakening the intuitive, creative impulses that power greater understanding. Throughout his career, Obeyesekere has combined psychoanalysis and anthropology to illuminate the relationship between personal symbolism and religious experience. In this book, he begins with Buddha's visionary trances wherein, over the course of four hours, he witnesses hundreds of thousands of his past births and eons of world evolution, renewal, and disappearance. He then connects this fracturing of empirical and visionary time to the realm of space, considering the experience of a female Christian penitent, who stares devotedly at a tiny crucifix only to see the space around it expand to mirror Christ's suffering. Obeyesekere follows the unconscious motivations underlying rapture, the fantastical consumption of Christ's body and blood, and body mutilation and levitation, bridging medieval Catholicism and the movements of early modern thought as reflected in William Blake's artistic visions and poetic dreams. He develops the term "dream-ego" through a discussion of visionary journeys, Carl Jung's and Sigmund Freud's scientific dreaming, and the cosmic and erotic dream-visions of New Age virtuosos, and he defines the parameters of a visionary mode of knowledge that provides a more elastic understanding of truth. A career-culminating work, this volume translates the epistemology of Hindu and Buddhist thinkers for western audiences while revitalizing western philosophical and scientific inquiry.
Category: Religion