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Blind Descent

Blind Descent ebook ISBN: 1400067677
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Author: James M. Tabor
Number of Pages: 286 
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A former writer and host for PBS's The Great Outdoors documents the 2004 race between American and Russian scientists to dive to the planet's deepest spot, profiling each nation's team and expedition leaders while explaining how both sides were ultimately victorious.

Blind Descent

Blind Descent ebook ISBN: 1414395760
Publisher: Tyndale House
Author: Brian Dickinson
Number of Pages: 272 
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Former Navy air rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Everest—also known as “the death zone”—when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: Should he continue to push for the summit or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the options, Brian decided to continue toward the summit—alone. Four hours later, Brian solo summited the highest peak in the world. But the celebration was short lived. After taking a few pictures, Brian radioed his team to let them know he had summited safely and began his descent. Suddenly, his vision became blurry, his eyes started to burn, and within seconds, he was rendered almost completely blind. All alone at 29,035 feet, low on oxygen, and stricken with snow blindness, Brian was forced to inch his way back down the mountain relying only on his Navy survival training, instincts, and faith. In Blind Descent, Brian recounts his extraordinary experience on Mount Everest, demonstrating that no matter how dire our circumstances, there is no challenge too big for God.

Blind Descent

Blind Descent ebook ISBN: 1101145145
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Nevada Barr
Number of Pages: 336 
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Park ranger Anna Pigeon is enjoying the open spaces of Colorado when she receives an urgent call. A young woman has been injured while exploring a cave in New Mexico?s Carlsbad Cavern Park. Before she can be pulled to safety, she sends for her friend Anna. Only one problem: a crushing fear of confined spaces has kept Anna out in the open her whole life.

Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 6)

Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 6) ebook ISBN: 1472202139
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Nevada Barr
Number of Pages: 288 
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During a rescue attempt, Anna Pigeon learns who she can trust... Blind Descent is the sixth instalment in Nevada Barr's spellbinding crime series featuring park ranger heroine Anna Pigeon. Perfect for fans of Paul Doiron and Janet Evanovich. 'Barr's description of this Stygian underworld - so beautiful, so mysterious and so treacherous - have a stunning visceral quality, largely because of her heroine's affinity with the natural world' - New York Times Book Review Lechuguilla Cavern is a man-eating cave discovered in New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns National Park in the mid-1980s. Estimated to extend for more than three hundred miles, only ninety of them mapped, the cave was formed by acid burning away the limestone; corridors, pits, cramped wormholes, cliffs, and splendid rooms the size of football fields tangle together in a maze shrouded in the utter darkness of the underground. When a fellow ranger is injured in a caving accident, Anna swallows her paralyzing fear of small spaces and descends into Lechuguilla to help a friend in need. Worse than the claustrophobia that haunts her are the signs - some natural and some, more ominously, manmade - that not everyone is destined to emerge from this wondrous living tomb. The terrain is alien and hostile; the greed and destructive powers of mankind all too familiar. In this place of internal terrors, Anna must learn who it is she can trust and, in the end, decide who is to live and who is to die. What readers are saying about Blind Descent: 'It's a great pleasure to sit down with each book in this series' 'Readers will feel, see, smell, and touch every step that Nevada Barr makes in her underground trek as if they are part of the rescue party' 'A great mystery; very atmospheric'

Wordsmith

Wordsmith ebook ISBN: 1434402800
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Author: Michael R. Collings
Number of Pages: 316 
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This is Omne, a world of perpetual clouds without metals, machines, or technology, whose people harbor the secrets of an unimaginable power that can be used for destruction--or redemption!

Counterinsurgency Law

Counterinsurgency Law ebook ISBN: 0199311463
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: William Banks
Number of Pages: 310 
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In Counterinsurgency Law, William Banks and several distinguished contributors explore from an interdisciplinary legal and policy perspective the multiple challenges that counterinsurgency operations pose today to the rule of law - international, humanitarian, human rights, criminal, and domestic. Addressing the considerable challenges for the future of armed conflict, each contributor in the book explores the premise that in COIN operations, international humanitarian law, human rights law, international law more generally, and domestic national security laws do not provide adequate legal and policy coverage and guidance for multiple reasons, many of which are explored in this book. A second shared premise is that these problems are not only challenges for the law in post-9/11 security environments-but matters of policy with implications for the international community and for global security more generally.

Dreams and Whispers

Dreams and Whispers ebook ISBN: 1469120712
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: V.A. Duna
Number of Pages: 235 
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Collection of author's writings primarily on depression, suicide and mental issues.

Faith

Faith ebook ISBN: 1613337817
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Author: Angelique Voisen
Number of Pages: 64 
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In a society where a common servant girl doesn’t have much in the way of prospects, Faith’s plain appearance and sharp tongue make a good match even more unlikely. But finding a husband is the least of Faith’s worries when she finds herself caught between a beautiful swordswoman and her grotesque, monstrous prey. Given as a reward to the huntress, Faith is beyond terrified. According to rumors, these less-than-human slayers share too many qualities with the creatures they kill for a living, but Faith can’t deny the strange spark between Valac and her. Val used to think cutting away parts of her humanity was a worthwhile exchange for wreaking vengeance on the monsters who threaten her people, but lately she’s gotten tired of her profession. Val believes her assignment in a remote city in the mountains is simple until a servant girl’s arrival stirs emotions Val thought she’d abandoned long ago. If Faith is capable of invoking unbridled passion then the best thing Val could do is stay away, but when Faith’s life hangs on the balance, can Val risk all to save her?

Hunting Season (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 10)

Hunting Season (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, Book 10) ebook ISBN: 1472202171
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Nevada Barr
Number of Pages: 279 
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Anna Pigeon stumbles into a nest of secrets - can she find her way out? Park Ranger Anna Pigeon returns to face her most duplicitous foe, human nature, in Nevada Barr's thrilling mystery Hunting Season. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo and Janet Evanovich. 'Suspenseful, atmospheric [and] pulse-pounding... Hunting Season ranks right up there with the best in this excellent series' - Chicago Tribune When Anna answers a call to historic Mt. Locust, once a producing plantation and inn on Mississippi's Natchez Trace Parkway and now a tourist spot, the last thing she expects to encounter is murder. But the man Anna finds in the stand's old bedroom is no tourist in distress. He's nearly naked, and very dead, his body bearing marks consistent with an S&M ritual gone awry. On a writing table nearby is an open Bible, ominous passages circled in red. It seems the deceased is the brother of Raymond Barnette, local undertaker and a candidate for sheriff, who wants to keep any hint of kinkiness out of the minds of the God-fearing populace. Ray may be hiding a house full of secrets in the old family homestead, but before Anna can start her investigation, she's waylaid by malevolent poachers, peevish co-workers, and a suddenly turbulent romantic life. And when hidden agendas and old allegiances are revealed, it's suddenly Anna's life that's on the line. What readers are saying about Hunting Season: 'Fast-paced, lively, descriptive, and entertaining is the hallmark of a great writer' 'Authentic and captivating' 'Five stars'

Cracking the SAT Premium Edition with 8 Practice Tests, 2015

Cracking the SAT Premium Edition with 8 Practice Tests, 2015 ebook ISBN: 1101881798
Publisher: Princeton Review
Author: Princeton Review
Number of Pages: 832 
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THE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR YOUR HIGHEST POSSIBLE SCORE! Get all the prep you need to ace the SAT with The Princeton Review, including 8 full-length practice tests, thorough topic reviews, and exclusive access to our online Premium Portal with tons of extra practice and resources. Techniques That Actually Work. • Powerful strategies to avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and prioritizing tough questions • Detailed examples for applying each technique to your advantage Everything You Need To Know for a High Score. • Expert subject reviews for each test topic • Practical information about what to expect on the SAT • "Hit Parade" of commonly-appearing SAT vocabulary words Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 4 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations • 4 additional full-length SAT practice exams online • Drills for each test section—Math, Critical Reading, and Writing • Instant scoring available online for book and online tests, plus optional LiveGrader(TM) essay scoring Plus, with Cracking the SAT, Premium Edition you'll get online access to our exclusive Premium Portal for an extra competitive edge: • Bonus online math and verbal drills to hone your techniques • Video tutorials with strategy breakdowns for each section of the SAT • Multi-week study plan guides • College and university profiles, college admission guides, and financial aid tips • Special "SAT Insider" section packed with helpful info on planning college visits, picking a perfect school, and writing essays that stand out From the Trade Paperback edition.

Survivors

Survivors ebook ISBN: 0698150821
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Jeff Probst,Christopher Tebbetts
Number of Pages: 224 
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Sequel to the New York Times bestseller STRANDED and TRIAL BY FIRE! As seen on The Today Show, Rachael Ray, and Kelly and Michael. From the Emmy-Award winning host of Survivor, Jeff Probst with Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life co-author Chris Tebbetts comes a fantastic family adventure series! Eleven days down, and no end in sight. How long could YOU survive? It’s been days since Buzz, Vanessa, Carter and Jane were stranded on a deserted island in the middle of the South Pacific. Four kids left to fend for themselves. No adults. No supplies. They’ve managed to make fire and they’ve even found food. But they’ve just lost their only shelter, and quite possibly their one chance at being rescued. Now they’ll have to venture even deeper into the jungles of Nowhere Island just to stay alive. But the island holds secrets of a dark past. With danger lurking at every turn, they must rely on each other like never before it they are going to survive. Books in the original Stranded series: Stranded (Book 1) Trial By Fire (Book 2) Survivors (Book 3) Books in the Stranded, Shadow Island series Forbidden Passage (Book 4) Sabotage (Book 5) Desperate Measures (Book 6) From the Trade Paperback edition.

Firestorm

Firestorm ebook ISBN: 9781101128480
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Nevada Barr
Number of Pages: 320 
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A raging forest fire in California's Lassen Volcanic National Park traps exhausted firefighters, including Ranger Anna Pigeon, in its midst. Afterward, Anna finds two from her group have been killed. One a victim of the flames. The other, stabbed through the heart. Now, as a rampaging winter storm descends, cutting the survivors off from civilization, Anna must uncover the murderer in their midst.

Yuga

Yuga ebook ISBN: 9780900588297
Publisher: Sophia Perennis
Author: Marty Glass
Number of Pages: 348 
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YUGA describes five falls--the Fall into Time, the Reign of Quantity, the Mutation into Machinery, the End of Nature, and the Prison of Unreality. Taken together, these comprise the fate of historical humanity and are, the author is convinced, one-way trips. And the urban-industrial-vehicular-commercial-technological-pharmaceutical-electronic-information-spectator secular society they have produced has ripped the human world to shreds. . . . The book is hard-hitting, but readers who find it disturbing overlook the invincible beatitude that undergirds its every line. When we awaken from our modern nightmare--as sooner or later we all shall--this book will help us remember what that nightmare was. In YUGA the perennial wisdom has found a new and clarion voice. Glass's poetic and novelistic vocabulary, combined with exhaustive and blithely eclectic research, the mind-boggling diversity of his sources and references, even the peculiar Table of Contents, is a radical departure. Equally at home with the Diamond Sutra and the Grundrisse of Karl Marx, while being a careful student of magazine displays at the checkout counters of supermarkets, the author cheerfully presents his book as a provocation rather than as argument. But the master achievement of YUGA, which lies neither in its 'argument' nor its style, is its voice. That voice speaks so palpably from the author's heart that we find it resonating in our hearts as well. The final pages of YUGA are celebrations of joy and love, and the discerning reader will detect those qualities lurking between the lines of the book's every page. For remember, Marty Glass is a spokesman for the truth that underlies all the world's wisdom traditions. Behind the world of appearances--samsara, maya, and the shadows on Plato's cave--stands the uncreated Light, Reality, which is eternal Bliss. This reality speaks to individuals in the darkest of times, and its grace never falters. No one need be completely captive to history's downward trajectory. Its dream unfolds, and we can actually love that dream if we are awake to the fact that it is we ourselves that are, collectively, the immortal Dreamer. The message of YUGA is the message of Tradition, the Sophia Perennis. -- Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions, etc. For those seriously concerned with the plight of present-day humanity and the unprecedented crises through which human society is passing, this book offers many profound insights. It can offer guidelines and openings onto the understanding of the traditional world and that perennial wisdom whose loss has brought about the present age of spiritual darkness. -- Seyyed Hossein Nasr, author of Knowledge and the Sacred, etc.

Lay the Mountains Low

Lay the Mountains Low ebook ISBN: 0312274424
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
Author: Terry C. Johnston
Number of Pages: 400 
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America's bestselling frontier writer combines his unique skills as both an acknowledged historian and a consummate storyteller, blending historical fact with powerful human emotions to vividly recreate the past for his millions of readers. In his most ambitious novel to date, Terry C. Johnston combines all the drama and gut-wrenching tragedy to tell the story of the Nez Perce War as a whole cloth, a complex tapestry of deeply wrought emotions and bitter betrayal. Johnston breathes life into little-known characters from this terrifying conflict that will leap out of the past with compelling urgency-page after page, everyone you will meet were real people at the most crucial point of their lives. This is a story of individuals, knitted together in a compelling mosaic of emotions that will sweep you up and carry you along at a gallop. Despite one bloody skirmish after another, the Non-Treaty bands of Nez Perce still believe they can leave all the turmoil and killing behind in Idaho, fleeing General O.O. Howard's army across the Lolo Trail into Montana Territory. Looking Glass and the fighting chiefs lead their people to the "Place of the Ground Squirrels"-there to rest a few days while the women cut new lodgepoles, the children play for the first time in many weeks, and everyone celebrates leaving the war behind, rejoicing that they are on their way to the buffalo country. But there in the Big Hole of southwestern Montana, a chill, misty dawn covered the advance of Colonel John Gibbon's Seventh U.S. Infantry as they stole down upon the sleeping, unsuspecting village...unleashing the bloodiest onslaught of the Nez Perce War!

Mirrors of Madness

Mirrors of Madness ebook ISBN: 9780202367378
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Author: Bruce Luske
Number of Pages: 130 
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This book is written not only (or even primarily) for sociologists, psychologists, or other "social service professionals," but also for curious and literate students and lay people. I have tried to make it accessible to the ordinary person. Most of all, it is written for those having direct experience of the psychiatric enterprise. The book as a whole is intended to show how psychiatric work creates patterns of interaction between the staff and residents that routinely poses the question, "Who's crazy?" on both the individual and societal levels. In chapter one, the author argues that social-constructionist methods ought to be wed to critical theory in studying social problems. Chapter two details the nature of psychiatric intervention into residents' lives in terms of how these practices infl uence their social status and personal identities. In chapter three, staff families and social backgrounds, cultural orientations, and the relationships between these dimensions and avenues into psychiatric work are described and analyzed. Chapter four is concerned with comparative analysis of "unusual experiences" as defi ned and described by residents and staff. In chapter fi ve, direct skirmishes between staff and residents over the nature and location of the border between "sanity" and "insanity" are described and analyzed. The concluding chapter reviews major points from the descriptions and analyses comparing residents and staff in the preceding four chapters.

Cracking the SAT with 5 Practice Tests, 2015 Edition

Cracking the SAT with 5 Practice Tests, 2015 Edition ebook ISBN: 0804124663
Publisher: Princeton Review
Author: Princeton Review
Number of Pages: 768 
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THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get all the prep you need to ace the SAT with 5 full-length practice tests, thorough SAT topic reviews, and extra practice online. This eBook edition has been specially formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. Techniques That Actually Work. • Powerful strategies to avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and prioritizing tough questions • Detailed examples for applying each technique to your advantage Everything You Need To Know for a High Score. • Expert subject reviews for each test topic • Practical information about what to expect on the SAT • "Hit Parade" of commonly-appearing SAT vocabulary words Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 4 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations • 1 additional full-length SAT practice exam online • Drills for each test section—Math, Critical Reading, and Writing • Instant scoring available online for book and online tests, plus optional LiveGrader(TM) essay scoring

Une heure de Désir

Une heure de Désir ebook ISBN:
Publisher: FV Éditions
Author: Renée Dunan
Number of Pages: 130 
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Mandala Livre de Coloriage Pour Adultes: Anti Stress + 60 Mandalas Gratuites (PDF)

Mandala Livre de Coloriage Pour Adultes: Anti Stress + 60 Mandalas Gratuites (PDF) ebook ISBN: 9781544192918
Publisher:
Author: Livre de Livre de coloriage
Number of Pages: 104 
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Mandala Livre de coloriage pour adultes 50 Mandalas magnifiques pour adultes Imprim� sur un c�t�: le coloriage suivante n'est pas affect�e Peindre plaisir de longue dur�e: mat�riel pour plusieurs heures D�contraction: les coloriages aident de se relaxer BONUS: 60 coloriages gratuit imprimable Mandala Adulte Livres de coloriage pour adultes offrent la possibilit� moyen id�al pour se d�tendre et se relaxer. Conceptions de Mandala aident surtout pendant le stress (Anti Stress). Une alternative parfaite au yoga. Johanna Basford a d�clench� le grand buzz autour des livres de coloriage pour adultes. Elle est probablement la plus c�l�bre autrice des livres de coloriage. Leurs coloriages sont une source d'inspiration pour nombreux supporteurs. Mandalas sont une origine de bouddhisme. Ils ont un effet m�ditatif et relaxant. Telle est la raison pour laquelle ils sont si populaires. Les coloriages sont essentiellement ronds et sym�triques. Ils son connaissent aussi sous le nom � Zen-Motifs �. Alors que la peinture, vous pouvez totalement d�tendre et se ressourcer. Oubliez les soucis de la vie quotidienne et impliquez-vous dans les coloriages. D�barrassez-vous de pression et des obligations. Vous avez aucun limite des temps et r�sistez-vous l'envie de rapidement termin� les coloriages. En raison de la concentration le cerveau est � la hauteur de compl�tement d�brancher. C'est comme un �tat d�humeur �gale ou comme une m�diation. En outre, la cr�ativit� est anim�e et patronn�e. Ce livre de coloriage pour adultes comprend 50 Mandalas de difficult� variable. Il est adapt� pour les d�butants ainsi que les utilisateurs avanc�s. Conseils de la coloration Nous avons (plus petit que A4) ont opt� pour une grande impression de notre livre de coloriage de Mandala. Ainsi, les coloriages sont grands et bien de colorier. Pour de tr�s bons r�sultats, nous recommandons crayons. Aussi des crayons normaux bien que les crayons professionnels se pr�tent. Par exemple : Faber-Castell Polychromos, KOH-I-NOOR Polycolor, Sanford Prismacolor, Lyra Rembrandt ou Caran D�ache. Les Mandalas se pr�tent comme un mod�le pour propre cr�ations. D�coupez le coloriage et utilisez comme mod�le. Cela stimule la cr�ativit�. Aussi les enfants peuvent avoir plaisir avec le livre de coloriage. Il est magnifique quand passions se recoupent. Coloriez avec vos enfants. Bonus: 60 Mandalas gratuites pour imprimer. Beaucoup de plaisir avec le livre de Mandala.