Description : "The sheets below me were burning as the walls surrounding me were closing in. I could feel the heat rising, and I heard the shouting coming from outside. All around me there were precious memories being destroyed as the lives of my loved ones went with them. Suddenly, the door of my room swung open, and my father came crashing through. He picked me up in his arms and carried me out of the burning room. As he sat me down on the ground near the wall, a large beam came tumbling down, burying my father underneath its burning ashes. I watched as the fire’s fury took over my home and sat as my father’s corpse lay across the ground. I screamed for help; I yelled at the top of my lungs as tears came streaking down my cheeks. There was something close by, yet distant all the same. Someone was speaking to me. “You will die,” said the voice. “The Children will never win.”
Description : Getting Through is a heartfelt collection of poetry that has something everyone can connect with. For anyone who has faced adversity, this book is sure to touch ones heart. Its about getting through the loss of a loved one or pet, loss of a job or finances, loss of self-worth and confidence. Its about the loss of ones self. This book is about losing love and finding it again. Its about finding faith and hope again, and learning to enjoy the little things in life and appreciate the blessings were given. Its about finding ones self while getting through.
Description : Food Trails continues Lonely Planet's 52 Perfect Weekends series by exploring destinations famed for their food and drink. Discover 52 amazing itineraries for delicious days out in places such as Puglia, Paris, Melbourne and New Orleans with recommendations for where to stay, what to do and of course what to eat.
Description : What's more dangerous than scaling Mount Everest? For mountaineer Pete Athans, the answer lies in the ancient kingdom of Mustang, a remote part of the Asian nation of Nepal. Long-abandoned caves built high into steep cliffs contain amazing treasures—and pose incredible dangers. Reaching these "sky caves" safely takes guts, smarts, and luck. And then there's the question of what to do with a two-thousand-year-old human skull. . . From 2007 to 2012, Pete explored Mustang's sky caves with a team that included scientists, mountain climbers, and even two children. They found mummies, murals, manuscripts, and other priceless artifacts. Follow Pete on his dangerous trips to the sky caves and discover the secrets the caves revealed.
Description : The subways of Manhattan are only the first stage of Jake Richmond's descent into the vast subterranean passageways beneath the city - and the discovery of a mystery and a terror greater than any human being could imagine. Naomi went into the tunnels to destroy herself ... but found an even more terrible fate awaiting her in the twisting corridors.
Description : Recounts the journeys of eleven explorers, journalists, and adventurers in Central Asia, and describes the scientific and literary results of their travels
Description : Dubbing malls "the new Main Streets of America," the author catalogs the various types of malls, profiles those who design, develop, work in, and shop in them, and speculates on the mall's future