The Great Book of Amber

The Great Book of Amber
Author: Roger Zelazny
Publsiher: Avon Books
Total Pages: 1268
Release: 1999-12-08
ISBN: 9780380809066
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Book of Amber Book Excerpt:

All ten of Roger Zelzany's classic Amber fantasy novels in one book! Join Corwin, Merlin and the others in wild adventures in the lands of Amber, Earth, and the Courts of Chaos, where the powers of Amber and Chaos constantly battle for supremacy through intrigue and adventure. Revisit Amber, the land of mystery, adventure and romance. Amber, the one true world. All other worlds, including our Earth, are merely Shadows.

Roger Zelazny s Shadows of Amber HC

Roger Zelazny s Shadows of Amber  HC
Author: John Betancourt
Publsiher: ibooks
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-02-07
ISBN: 1596871180
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roger Zelazny s Shadows of Amber HC Book Excerpt:

All Hail King Oberon! At last, Dworkin has created the magic Pattern, and Amber has been established with its own myriad of shadow worlds. Now, King Oberon works on repairing Castle Amber after winning his epic battle with the forces of Chaos. And his world is at peace . . . until he is attacked by a nightmare creature that refuses to die, while everything in its path withers and turns to dust. Oberon leads the monster away from Amber, on through an almost infinite number of Shadows, and still the creature presses ever closer. At last, Oberon travels to the world of the Pattern itself—his source of power—to make a stand against it. His fight, from the center of the Pattern, rips the world asunder—even damaging the Pattern itself. But Oberon manages to defeat the deadly monstrosity . . . and the Pattern repairs itself. Still, much time has passed, and much damage has been done. Among other things, when Oberon returns to Amber, his father tells him that the Pattern has been magically transported to the bowels of the castle. Further examination reveals that the original Pattern remains where it was drawn, and Castle Amber now possesses its identical double. But more damage than that may have been done. In a single evening, Oberon discovers that Amber hosts another race of creatures—a whole civilization living beneath the ocean in a mirror duplicate of Amber. He learns that it, too, has had a copy of the Pattern appear in its depths, that the Queen of the undersea kingdom knows all about him and desires him to get rid of the Pattern from her realm; and that she has plans for him . . . and the powers to perhaps make her wishes real. “Fans of the late Roger Zelazny’s popular AMBER series should flock to this...”—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The Great Book of Magical Art Hindu Magic and East Indian Occultism

The Great Book of Magical Art  Hindu Magic and East Indian Occultism
Author: Lauron William De Laurence
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 678
Release: 1915
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Occultism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Book of Magical Art Hindu Magic and East Indian Occultism Book Excerpt:

The Courts of Chaos

The Courts of Chaos
Author: Roger Zelazny
Publsiher: Avon
Total Pages: 142
Release: 1979-09-01
ISBN: 9780380471751
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Courts of Chaos Book Excerpt:

Amber reveals the mysteries of King Oberon's disappearance, the hellwitch's identity, and the magical pattern that holds the kingdom of Amber together, but his victory over the Dark Lands remains in doubt

The Great Book of Hemp

The Great Book of Hemp
Author: Rowan Robinson
Publsiher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Total Pages: 258
Release: 1996
ISBN: 0892815418
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Book of Hemp Book Excerpt:

Explores the history of the plant and describes its applications, including its use in paper, insulation, clothing, paint, fuel, and medicine

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 13

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 13
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 1780337191
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 13 Book Excerpt:

Far and away the best yearbook of this or any other genre, Gardner Dozois's annual pick of the top science fiction of the year has collected a string of awards, including the Locus Award for the best anthology and the Hugo Award for the best editor.

Amber

Amber
Author: Rachel King
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2022-08-29
ISBN: 1789145929
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amber Book Excerpt:

Spanning centuries and continents, a beautifully illustrated history of humanity’s enduring enthrallment with a seemingly banal substance: petrified tree sap, or amber. Amber: From Antiquity to Eternity is a history of human engagement with amber across three millennia. The book vividly describes our conceptions, stories, and political and scholarly disputes about amber, as well as issues of national and personal identity, religion, art, literature, music, and science. Rachel King rewrites amber’s history for the twenty-first century, tackling thorny ethical and moral questions regarding humanity’s relationship with amber in the past, as well our connection with it today. With the Earth facing unprecedented challenges, amber—the natural time capsule, and preserver of key information about the planet’s evolutional history—promises to offer invaluable insights into what comes next.

The Sikandar N ama E Bara Or Book of Alexander the Great Written A D 1200

The Sikandar N  ama  E Bara   Or  Book of Alexander the Great  Written A D  1200
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: London : W. H. Allen
Total Pages: 874
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sikandar N ama E Bara Or Book of Alexander the Great Written A D 1200 Book Excerpt:

23rd Edition THE GREAT BOOK OF RAMADOSH Techniques To Live Longer Happier Healthier Wealthier

23rd Edition THE GREAT BOOK OF RAMADOSH   Techniques To Live Longer  Happier  Healthier  Wealthier
Author: Maximillien de lafayette
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN: 0359120873
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

23rd Edition THE GREAT BOOK OF RAMADOSH Techniques To Live Longer Happier Healthier Wealthier Book Excerpt:

23rd Edition.THE GREAT BOOK OF RAMADOSH . Techniques To Live Longer, Happier, Healthier, Wealthier

Jewels A Secret History

Jewels  A Secret History
Author: Victoria Finlay
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2022-11-03
ISBN: 1399716700
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewels A Secret History Book Excerpt:

'Glorious . . . anecdote and information accumulate with marvellous abundance and a passionate sense of the fascination of jewels' Spectator Amber is the tears of prehistoric trees. One gem links Queen Victoria and a skeleton. Cleopatra drank a pearl to win a bet. A man turned into a diamond. When we put on jewels, what are we really wearing? Victoria Finlay travels the world to tell the true stories of these miraculous oddities of nature. 'Filled with eye-catching incidents and stories . . . Finlay's evidence glitters from every page' Sunday Telegraph 'A fascinating and exhaustive travelogue' Times Literary Supplement

Nine Princes in Amber

Nine Princes in Amber
Author: Roger Zelazny
Publsiher: G K Hall & Company
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780783884257
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Princes in Amber Book Excerpt:

Awakening in an Earth hospital unable to remember who he is or where he came from, Corwin is amazed to learn that he is one of the sons of Oberon, King of Amber, and is the rightful successor to the crown in a parallel world

Jewels

Jewels
Author: Victoria Finlay
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2006-08-15
ISBN: 0345493354
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewels Book Excerpt:

Throughout history, precious stones have inspired passions and poetry, quests and curses, sacred writings and unsacred actions. In this scintillating book, journalist Victoria Finlay embarks on her own globe-circling search for the real stories behind some of the gems we prize most. Blending adventure travel, geology, exciting new research, and her own irresistible charm, Finlay has fashioned a treasure hunt for some of the most valuable, glamorous, and mysterious substances on earth. With the same intense curiosity and narrative flair she displayed in her widely-praised book Color, Finlay journeys from the underground opal churches of outback Australia to the once pearl-rich rivers of Scotland; from the peridot mines on an Apache reservation in Arizona to the remote ruby mines in the mountains of northern Burma. She risks confronting scorpions to crawl through Cleopatra’s long-deserted emerald mines, tries her hand at gem cutting in the dusty Sri Lankan city where Marco Polo bartered for sapphires, and investigates a rumor that fifty years ago most of the world’s amber was mined by prisoners in a Soviet gulag. Jewels is a unique and often exhilarating voyage through history, across cultures, deep into the earth’s mantle, and up to the glittering heights of fame, power, and wealth. From the fabled curse of the Hope Diamond, to the disturbing truths about how pearls are cultured, to the peasants who were once executed for carrying amber to the centuries-old quest by magicians and scientists to make a perfect diamond, Jewels tells dazzling stories with a wonderment and brilliance truly worthy of its subjects.

The English Teacher s Survival Guide

The English Teacher s Survival Guide
Author: Mary Lou Brandvik,Katherine S. McKnight
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN: 0470525134
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The English Teacher s Survival Guide Book Excerpt:

Problem-solving techniques for all aspects of the English teacher's job This unique time-saving book is packed with tested techniques and materials to assist new and experienced English teachers with virtually every phase of their job from lesson planning to effective discipline techniques. The book includes 175 easy-to-understand strategies, lessons, checklists, and forms for effective classroom management and over 50 reproducible samples teachers can adopt immediately for planning, evaluation, or assignments. It is filled with creative and functional ideas for reading response activities, writing assignments, group and individual projects, and speeches. Offers instructions for creating and implementing an effective classroom-wide behavior management program Shows how to practice the art of teaching English effectively and reduce time on labor intensive tasks Reveals how to work effectively with parents, colleagues, substitute teachers, administrators, and community resources The second edition includes coverage of technology in the classroom, advice for working with reluctant readers, a wealth of sample teaching units and more.

Read On Fantasy Fiction

Read On   Fantasy Fiction
Author: Neil Hollands
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781591583301
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Read On Fantasy Fiction Book Excerpt:

Hundreds of popular fantasy fiction titles are described and categorized according to their underlying features, including coming of age stories, Arthurian romances, breaking of curses, and barbarian warriors.

Beyond the Mask

Beyond the Mask
Author: Kathleen A. Burt
Publsiher: Genoa House
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2012-07-27
ISBN: 1926975081
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Mask Book Excerpt:

(Combined Edition) Original 2 books combined into a large page edition! Beyond the Mask: The Rising Sign Parts 1 & 2 by Katheen Burt “Beyond the Mask will speak deeply to many–to astrologers and lovers of astrology at every level, archetypally minded people, depth psychologists and seekers from many walks of life.” –Monika Wikman Ph.D., Jungian Analyst and author of Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness Well known and respected internationally for her ground breaking work in Archetypes of the Zodiac, Kathleen Burt now offers us a phenomenal distillation of her life work in: Beyond the Mask: The Rising Sign – Part 1 & Part 2. Midlife urgings bring forth cycles of death and rebirth. Antiquated identities and roles must die, old ‘masks’ must be pealed away before we can discover a new path in life. Kathleen Burt addresses specifically how the twelve rising sign patterns guide us into new life and fresh experiences. With the keen eye of an astrologer examining the biography of creative writers and inspired people, Kathleen Burt brings a depth of understanding to the Rising Sign. This unique volume of wisdom offers decades of scholarly study and practical experience in esoteric astrology, psychology, mythology, and biography and examines the underlying archetypal patterns inherent in our lives.

Ancient Pakistan An Archaeological History

Ancient Pakistan   An Archaeological History
Author: Mukhtar Ahmed
Publsiher: Amazon
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-10-18
ISBN: 1496082087
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Pakistan An Archaeological History Book Excerpt:

This is the fourth volume of the Ancient Pakistan - An Archaeological History. It deals with a number of issues of the Indus Civilization, which are primarily of theoretical importance. The main topics that have been discussed are the social and political organization of the Harappan society, the Harappan religion, the Indus script and language, the beginning and the end of this vast civilization, and the recent attempts in creating some myths around the Indus Civilization. Since this volume is primarily dedicated to the theoretical and the abstract, descriptive material is kept to a minimum.

J R R Tolkien Robert E Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy

J R R  Tolkien  Robert E  Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy
Author: Deke Parsons
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-11-19
ISBN: 147661749X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

J R R Tolkien Robert E Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy Book Excerpt:

The birth of modern fantasy in 1930s Britain and America saw the development of new literary and film genres. J.R.R. Tolkien created modern fantasy with The Lord of the Rings, set in a fictional world based upon his life in the early 20th century British Empire, and his love of language and medieval literature. In small-town Texas, Robert E. Howard pounded out his own fantasy realm in his Conan stories, published serially in the ephemeral pulp magazines he loved. Jerry Siegel created Superman with Joe Shuster, and laid the foundation for perhaps the most far-reaching fantasy worlds: the universe of DC and Marvel comics. The work of extraordinary people who lived in an extraordinary decade, this modern fantasy canon still provides source material for the most successful literary and film franchises of the 21st century. Modern fantasy speaks to the human experience and still shows its origins from the lives and times of its creators.

Game Magic

Game Magic
Author: Jeff Howard
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2014-04-22
ISBN: 1466567872
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Game Magic Book Excerpt:

Make More Immersive and Engaging Magic Systems in Games Game Magic: A Designer’s Guide to Magic Systems in Theory and Practice explains how to construct magic systems and presents a compendium of arcane lore, encompassing the theory, history, and structure of magic systems in games and human belief. The author combines rigorous scholarly analysis with practical game design advice in the form of a magical recipe book (grimoire). The book gives you an in-depth understanding of the history and structure of magic to make your games richer and deeper. It shows how to set up tables of correspondences and spell components as well as how to write programming code integrating these components as part of game mechanics. It also illustrates how to divide a simulated world into domains of influence (such as alteration, conjuration, and necromancy) and how to use specific rule systems to simulate powers within these realms. Showing you how to weave compelling magic into your games, the book is interspersed with examples that illustrate how to design and program magic systems. Working examples are available for download on a supporting website.

Worlds So Strange and Diverse

Worlds So Strange and Diverse
Author: Grzegorz Trębicki
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2015-02-05
ISBN: 1443875260
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worlds So Strange and Diverse Book Excerpt:

This book represents an analysis of contemporary fantasy (non-mimetic) literature in all its richness and diversity, and offers a preliminary definition of the major fields of taxonomical interest, in addition to marking some of the unmapped territories of “fantastic” fiction. In its first part, the book presents an overview of all major previous theoretical discussions of the issue, particularly those by Tzvetan Todorov, Rosemary Jackson, Darko Suvin, Brian Attebery, Marek Oziewicz and Farah Mendlesohn. The second part of the book provides an interesting comprehensive taxonomy of its own, based on the notion of supragenological types of literature, first introduced by Andrzej Zgorzelski.

Since She Went Away

Since She Went Away
Author: David Bell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN: 0698188837
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Since She Went Away Book Excerpt:

From the USA Today bestselling author of Kill All Your Darlings comes a chilling novel of guilt, regret, and a past that refuses to die.... Three months ago, Jenna Barton was supposed to meet her lifelong best friend Celia. But when Jenna arrived late, she found that Celia had disappeared—and she hasn’t been seen since. The only piece of evidence is a lone diamond earring found where Celia and Jenna were planning to meet, leading the national media to dub Celia “The Diamond Mom.” And even though Jenna has obsessively surfed message boards devoted to missing persons cases, she is no closer to finding any answers—or easing her guilt. But when her son’s new girlfriend disappears too, a stricken Jenna begins to unwind the tangled truth behind Celia’s tragedy. And as long-buried secrets finally come to light, she discovers how completely lives can be shattered by a few simple lies.