Washington District of Columbia United Republic of Earth 2712 _____ Twenty-three-year-old Adem Adamend has it rough. His name is ludicrous. His friends are few. And the only thing his "kid genius" status has gotten him at the Interdistrict Bureau of Intelligence is a boatload of extra work with no credit in sight. Then hotshot lawyer Victor Manson is burned to death in his own back yard, and Adem finds himself using his unique skills to piece together the strangest crime he's ever seen. Strange because the only possible suspect Adem can pin the murder on...is a mythical beast. A dragon. Before Adem can unravel the mystery of Manson's death, the Bureau loses jurisdiction to the secretive EDPA, an organization that investigates weird and deadly events. But Adem isn't one for giving up, so he takes it upon himself to delve deeper into EDPA's machinations, into the series of unfortunate events that led to Manson's demise. And what he finds may change the way he views the world -- and himself -- forever. _____ Topics: science fiction, speculative fiction, futuristic, post-apocalyptic, action, adventure, mystery, crime, thriller, murder, killer, conspiracy, assassination, assassin, corporations, urban, dreams, government, agencies, organizations, humor, drama, dragon, shootouts, technology, high-tech, sci-fi, young protagonist, genius, alternate dimension, genetic modification, genes, genetic engineering, body modification, bargain, discount, cheap
The U.S.S. Voyager finds itself in a system where a planet might have existed, but doesn't. Where the planet should have been, millions and then billions of people are appearing from nowhere and dying in the vacuum of space. To solve the mystery and save billions of lives, Captain Janeway will have to face alternate versions of herself and the crew of Voyager -- not just one almost-mirror-image, but many. Janeway will have to find a way to work with her alternate selves, with whom she shares much but each of whom has a different agenda. At stake is the survival of Voyager and the lives of billions of innocent people.
In Echoes, John Sallis mobilizes the figure of echo, used by Heidegger to characterize originary thinking, as the motif around which to organize a radical reading of Heidegger's most important texts.
From their gigs in tiny church halls to multimillion-selling albums--"The Dark Side" "of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," and the rock opera "The Wall"--and elaborate stadium shows, this tome celebrates legendary rock band Pink Floyd. Lavishly illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and rare graphic memorabilia, including posters, advertisements, handbills, and tickets from every era of the band's remarkable history, this survey provides a comprehensive overview of the group, its members, and the times. In addition to a biographical account of the band's collective and individual careers--from their pre-Floyd times in the early 1960s to the present day and their music's evolution from psychedelic and space rock to progressive rock genres--this definitive reference presents a meticulously researched chronological listing of every Pink Floyd and solo concert with set lists, radio and television appearances, and a UK and U.S. discography.
"As I sat cradling the man's head, with his blood and brains sticking to my hands, I heard a voice - my own voice. It was asking me something. Asking how I had ended up like this, desperate and lost among people who thought nothing of caving in a man's head and then standing back to watch him die." Nick Bullock was a prison officer working in a maximum-security jail with some of Britain's most notorious criminals. Trapped in a world of aggression and fear, he felt frustrated and alone. Then he discovered the mountains. Making up for lost time, Bullock soon became one of Britain's best climbers, learning his trade in the mountains of Scotland and Wales, and travelling from Pakistan to Peru in his search for new routes and a new way of seeing the world - and ultimately an escape route from his life inside. Told that no one ever leaves the service - the security, the stability, the 'job for life' - Bullock focused his existence on a single goal: to walk free, with no shackles, into a mountain life. Echoes, his first book, is a powerful and compelling exploration of freedom - and what it means to live life on your own terms.
"The story of a warm, respectable family torn apart by dispute ... make up and reunite"--Page 4 of cover.
Robert Russell Schadt was born 17 February 1936 in Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pennsylvania. His parents were John William Schadt (1911-1975) and Twyla Margaret Poorman (b. 1913). Ancestors and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Germany and elsewhere.
This story is a true depiction of life during and following the Great Depression era, when much of the populace was suffering from the lack of bare necessities. Scores of those living in that period of time were deprived of the very basics; unless, of course, they could live off the land as the farmers did. The government controlled some items such as sugar and coffee and only a limited supply was allotted according to the availability and the level of need. Other hardships endured included the mode of transportation, the primitive methods used in farming and the effort to provide for the general well-being of families, some of them having several members. The story takes the author through the survival, marriage, and raising her own family as the effects of the depression were waning
Echoes: Ethics and Issues of Voice in Education breaks new ground in the field of education research ethics, by examining different perspectives on the role, influence and importance of voice. Drawing on a variety of philosophical and paradigmatic approaches, Echoes: Ethics and Issues of Voice in Education examines how and the different ways in which researchers conceptualise voice in the context of broader theoretical and methodological issues relating to research ethics. Written by authors working across the globe in a variety of academic contexts, it asks: • How might voice in education be reconceptualised? • What factors influence whether or not, and in what ways, voices are heard and/or (re)presented in education research? • What implications do (re)conceptualisations of voice have with respect to the ethics of education research? • What methods can be used to explore the role, importance and influence of voice in education research from an ethics perspective? • How might voices be appropriately acknowledged and represented in education research? Echoes: Ethics and Issues of Voice in Education invites the reader to join the conversation, as it prompts reflection and discussion about the challenges and concerns inherent in the representation of voice in education research.
On the shores of Lake Geneva in 1915, the Jewish beauty Beata Wittgenstein falls in love with a Catholic French officer and marries him despite the wishes of her family, but when Hitler's terror arrives, Beata has to undertake a harrowing journey of survival and reconsiders her roots. Reprint.
When Tess Carson's sister disappears after being implicated in the suspicious murder of her boss, Tess begins having visions of another time and place that she suspects hold the key to finding her sister and joins forces with the victim's son, Grant Weston, to uncover the truth. Original.
Book 5 in the Dark Secrets series One death will lead to a new life, another will uncover a secret, and the many will tear out hearts. There will be war, there will be peace, and among it all the truth will surface and bury all the secrets forever. Continue the epic journey of love's fight for survival in Part One of Echoes & Silence. Also available: "BOUND," a dark, sexy two-book series spin-off.
A wonderful love story from the bestselling author of Light a Penny Candle and Circle of Friends. Growing up in a small seaside town in the 1950s, Clare O'Brien and David Power shout their hearts' desired into the echo cave, praying that their destiny will lead them faraway from the town in which they live. Years later they meet again in Dublin, where DAvid is studying medicine and Clare has won a scholarship to University College. But eventurally Castlebay will draw them back and it is against a backdrop of empty grey skies, sea-spray and wind that this drama of ambition, betrayal and love finally reaches it turbulent conclusion.
On the shores of Lake Geneva in 1915, the Jewish beauty Beata Wittgenstein falls in love with a Catholic French officer and marries him despite the wishes of her family, but when Hitler's terror arrives, Beata has to undertake a harrowing journey of survival and reconsiders her roots. (General Fiction)
After Clare O'Brien, a poor shopkeeper's daughter, and David Power, a son of a wealthy family of Castlebay, marry, they find the confinements of life in the small Irish seaside town of Castlebay once again closing in.