An Antarctic whaler stumbles across an aged wreck-her frozen crew guarding a priceless treasure. A team of anthropologists is buried under a mountain by a deliberate explosion. A ship that should have died fifty-six years ago reappears, and almost sinks a National Underwater and Marine Agency ship. Dirk Pitt knows that somehow these events are connected. His investigations lead to an ancient mystery with devastating modern consequences, and a diabolical enemy unlike any he has ever known. Now, he is racing to save not only his life-but the world. The trap is set. The clock is ticking. And only one man stands between the earth and Armageddon... A Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club
Two-headed monsters, giant tentacles, angry demons - Lovecraft Middle School is great creepy fun! -Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children This second novel in the Tales from Lovecraft Middle School series begins right where Professor Gargoyle ended. Seventh-grader Robert Arthur has discovered that two of his classmates are actually sinister snake-women in disguise. Even worse, his new middle school is full of gates to a terrifying alternate dimension - a haunted mansion full of strange spirits and monstrous beasts. For Robert to protect his teachers and classmates, hell need to return to this haunted dimension with his best friends Glenn and Karina. Can they uncover the secrets of Lovecraft Middle School before its too late? The Slither Sisters features more bizarre beasts, more strange mysteries, and more adventure. Its perfect for readers ages 10 and up. Best of all, the cover features a state-of-the-art morphing photo portrait - so you can personally witness the sisters transforming into their slithering alter egos. You wont believe your eyes!
La literatura no és matèria derudits. És cosa dels lectors que la vivifiquen a cada lectura. Toni Sala, un dels narradors més destacats del panorama contemporani, demostra en aquest llibre que la lectura liter� ria pot ser un exercici creatiu. Narcís Oller, Àngel Guimer� , Jacint Verdaguer, Joan Maragall, Joaquim Ruyra, Víctor Catal� , Prudenci Bertrana, Gaziel, Josep Carner, Mercè Rodoreda, Baltasar Porcel, Narcís Comadira, Perejaume i Albert Roig són alguns dels autors que troben en aquest llibre una interpretació fresca, il·luminadora i naturalment inserida tant a la pròpia tradició liter� ria com a la de la literatura occidental. Notes sobre literatura és una guia confiable per tothom que sinteressi per les obres que tenen un pes decisiu en el present de la literatura catalana. Una mirada genuïna de lector atent, que contribueix a dibuixar un panorama que defuig els clixés acadèmics i es fixa en tot allò que pot interessar al lector davui.
Carol Ruckdeschel is the wildest woman in America. She eats road kill, wrestles alligators, rides horses bareback, and lives in a ramshackle cabin that she built herself in an island wilderness. She’s had three husbands and many lovers, one of whom she shot and killed in self-defense. A combination of Henry David Thoreau and Jane Goodall, Carol is a self-taught scientist who has become a tireless defender of sea turtles on Cumberland Island, a national park off the coast of Georgia.Cumberland is the countrys largest and most biologically diverse barrier island—over forty square miles of pristine wilderness celebrated for its windswept dunes and feral horses. Steel magnate Thomas Carnegie owned much of Cumberland, and his widow Lucy made it a Gilded Age playground. But in recent years, Carnegie heirs and the National Park Service have clashed with Carol over the island’s future. What happens when a dirt-poor naturalist with only a high-school diploma tries to stop one of the wealthiest families in America? Untamed is the story of an American original standing her ground and fighting for what she believes in, no matter the cost.
International bestselling author Jeffrey Archers mesmerizing saga of the Clifton and Barrington families continues.London, 1945. Who shall inherit the Barrington family fortune? The vote in the House of Lords has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellors deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel while Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her fathers office on the night he was killed. When the general election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him. But it is Sebastian Clifton, Harry and Emmas son, who ultimately influences his uncles fate.One of the top ten storytellers in the world.--Los Angeles TimesIn 1957, Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge, and a new generation of the Clifton family marches onto the page. But after Sebastian is expelled from school, he unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction. Does he become a millionaire? Does he go to Cambridge? Is his life in danger? Best Kept Secret, the third volume in Archers bestselling series, will answer all these questions but, once again, pose so many more...[A] PAGE-TURNING, HEART-STOPPING SAGA.--Publishers Weekly on Sins of the Father
Knowledge, Virtue, and Action: Putting Epistemic Virtues to Work: Putting Epistemic Virtues to Work(Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy)
This volume brings together recent work by leading and up-and-coming philosophers on the topic of virtue epistemology. The prospects of virtue-theoretic analyses of knowledge depend crucially on our ability to give some independent account of what epistemic virtues are and what they are for. The contributions here ask how epistemic virtues matter apart from any narrow concern with defining knowledge; they show how epistemic virtues figure in accounts of various aspects of our lives, with a special emphasis on our practical lives. In essence, the essays here put epistemic virtues to work.
The Billionaire’s Assistant Part 12: Wicked Passions — the twelfth part in the long-running series that’s a little fantasy, a little contemporary, a little billionaire and hot as hades!Corey is personal executive assistant to billionaire Lucas Hain. Lucas, a take-charge alpha male, has secret motives for wanting Corey to work for him…and for her to warm his bed. He also has enemies who are aware of Corey’s special qualities and are determined to have her for the same reasons.Corey and Lucas travel across the Sahara Desert in an epic journey toward the Sandman’s lair. Their passage across the dunes is marked by danger as they approach the catalyst and begin feeling the effects of its proximity. While their journey is filled with sand and heat and hot sunshine, the nights are even hotter as Corey experiences some of the steamiest passion of her life. Beneath an amazing spray of stars, she discovers an exciting new secret she’s certain will not only draw her and Lucas closer together, but will change their lives forever…Wicked Passions is a ~16,000 word erotic romance intended for those who like wicked hot, scandalous and sometimes kinky stories that make you feel like you’re there, experiencing it yourself!
Inside Writing Skills: Instruction and Practice (Grades 4-10) offers additional intensive grade-level specific lessons in basic skills.- Part I: instruction and practice in punctuation, mechanics, usage, sentences, and parts of speech.- Part II: a handy reference to help students complete the skills activities in Part I.
With a useful index of notations at the beginning, this book explains and illustrates the theory and application of data analysis methods from univariate to multidimensional and how to learn and use them efficiently. This book is well illustrated and is a useful and well-documented review of the most important data analysis techniques. Key Features* Describes, in detail, exploratory data analysis techniques from the univariate to the multivariate ones* Features a complete description of correspondence analysis and factor analysis techniques as multidimensional statistical data analysis techniques, illustrated with concrete and understandable examples* Includes a modern and up-to-date description of clustering algorithms with many properties which gives a new role of clustering in data analysis techniques