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The Book of Skulls

By Robert Silverberg
  • ISBN Code: : 1504051351
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Fiction
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How far will four friends go for immortality? This novel is Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author “Robert Silverberg at his very best” (George R. R. Martin). After Eli, a scholarly college student, finds and translates an ancient manuscript called The Book of Skulls, he and his friends embark on a cross-country trip to Arizona in search of a legendary monastery where they hope to find the secret of immortality. On the journey with Eli, there’s Timothy, an upper-class WASP with a trust fund and a solid sense of entitlement; Ned, a cynical poet and alienated gay man; and Oliver, a Kansas farm boy who escaped his rural origins and now wants to escape death. If they can find the House of Skulls where immortal monks allegedly reside, they’ll undergo a rigorous initiation. But do those eight grinning skulls mean the joke will be on them? For a sacrifice will be required. Two must die so that two may live forever . . . Stretching the boundary between science fiction and horror, Robert Silverberg masterfully probes deeper existential questions of morality, brotherhood, and self-determined destiny in what Harlan Ellison refers to as “one of my favorite nightmare novels.” This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert Silverberg including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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  • Pdf File: crystal-skulls.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Humans -- creators in training -- have a purpose and destiny so heartwarmingly, profoundly glorious that it is almost unbelievable from our present dimensional perspective. Humans are great lightbeings from beyond this creation, gaining experience in dense physicality by slowing down the creative process in order to feel the results and consequences of their decisions and actions. This truth about the great human genetic experiment of the Explorer Race and the mechanics of creation is being revealed for the first time by Zoosh and his friends as humanity begins to awaken to its true nature. Zoosh and a great assortment of beings who have never spoken to the physical plane before -- from particles to All That Is -- speak vibrantly through superchannel Robert Shapiro. Each personality has its own knowing, perception and expertise as it shares its history, its present focus and the awesome truth about humanity's mission. The books read like adventure stories as we follow the clues from

The Book of Blood and Shadow

By Robin Wasserman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0375899618
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 157
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-blood-and-shadow.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up. When the night began, Nora had two best friends and an embarrassingly storybook one true love. When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when the tranquilizers pierced her veins and left her in the merciful dark. But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead. His girlfriend Adriane, Nora's best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora's sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also—according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone—a murderer. Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora follows the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. It ultimately brings her to the ancient streets of Prague, where she is drawn into a dark web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all driven by a mad desire to possess something that might not even exist. For buried in a centuries-old manuscript is the secret to ultimate knowledge and communion with the divine; it is said that he who controls the Lumen Dei controls the world. Unbeknownst to her, Nora now holds the crucial key to unlocking its secrets. Her night of blood is just one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries. Solving it may be the only way she can save her own life.

The Book of Spies

By Gayle Lynds
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1429913010
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 724
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-spies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For centuries, emperors, historians, and even the Vatican have tried to locate Ivan the Terrible's magnificent Library of Gold — a long-missing archive containing gold-covered, bejeweled books dating all the way back to the ancient Greeks. Now one of the volumes, The Book of Spies, has surfaced, and along with it the highly secret book club that owns the Library of Gold. They form a cabal of the globe's most powerful men – men who will do anything to achieve their aims and protect their interests. When the CIA discovers a connection between the legendary library and a bank account linked to terrorists, they turn to rare books curator Eva Blake for help. Soon an attempt is made on Eva's life. Determined not only to survive but to uncover the truth, Eva turns to the only person she can trust—Judd Ryder, a former intelligence agent with his own agenda and a troubled past. Together, Judd and Eva embark on an international adventure from London to Rome, Istanbul, and Athens. Somehow they must do what no one else has been able to do – find the library and stay alive.

Digital Endocasts

By Emiliano Bruner,Naomichi Ogihara,Hiroki C. Tanabe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 4431565825
  • Total of Pages : 289
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 183
  • Pdf File: digital-endocasts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is dedicated to a specific component of paleoneurology, probably the most essential one: endocasts. A series of original papers collected here focuses on describing methods and techniques that are dedicated to reconstruct and study fossil endocasts through computed tools. The book is particularly oriented toward hominid paleoneurology, although it also includes chapters on different taxa to provide a more general view of current perspectives and problems in evolutionary neuroanatomy. The first part of the book concerns techniques and tools to cast endocranial anatomy. The second part deals with computed morphometrics, and the third part is devoted to comparative neurobiology. Those who want to approach the field in general terms will find this book especially helpful, as will those researchers working with endocranial anatomy and brain evolution. The book will also be useful for researchers and graduate students in anthropology, bioarchaeology, medicine, and related fields.

The Book of Travels

By Ḥannā Diyāb
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 1479820024
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 995
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-travels.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The adventures of the man who created Aladdin The Book of Travels is Ḥannā Diyāb’s remarkable first-person account of his travels as a young man from his hometown of Aleppo to the court of Versailles and back again, which forever linked him to one of the most popular pieces of world literature, the Thousand and One Nights. Diyāb, a Maronite Christian, served as a guide and interpreter for the French naturalist and antiquarian Paul Lucas. Between 1706 and 1716, Diyāb and Lucas traveled through Syria, Cyprus, Egypt, Tripolitania, Tunis, Italy, and France. In Paris, Ḥannā Diyāb met Antoine Galland, who added to his wildly popular translation of the Thousand and One Nights several tales related by Diyāb, including “Aladdin” and “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.” When Lucas failed to make good on his promise of a position for Diyāb at Louis XIV’s Royal Library, Diyāb returned to Aleppo. In his old age, he wrote this engaging account of his youthful adventures, from capture by pirates in the Mediterranean to quack medicine and near-death experiences. Translated into English for the first time, The Book of Travels introduces readers to the young Syrian responsible for some of the most beloved stories from the Thousand and One Nights. An English-only edition.

Sugar Skulls Coloring Book for Kids 1

By Nick Snels
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ColoringArtist.com
  • Book Code : 1696540364
  • Total of Pages : 82
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 361
  • Pdf File: sugar-skulls-coloring-book-for-kids-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When you buy this book you get an electronic version (PDF file) of the interior of this book. Children can bring their imagination to life with this coloring book filled with festively decorated sugar skulls. Sugar Skulls Coloring Book for Kids contains 40 coloring pages with calaveras or decorative sugar skulls, which are used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) and the Roman Catholic holiday All Souls' Day. Using their favorite colors and art supplies, kids can create personal masterpieces while they develop important skills. Children enjoy coloring independently or socially as they connect with caregivers or friends. A highly personal gift for a young coloring fan in your life to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Printed on single-sided pages to prevent smudging. Hours of imaginative fun. Accessible and appealing to budding artists. Coloring isn't just fun for kids. It will also: Improve focus and attention to detail. Develop grip, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. Increase patience. Build confidence. Reduce stress and frustration. Click Add to Cart at the top of this page to give these benefits to a child you love. Learn more and see our entire collection at www.coloringartist.com or contact us at [email protected] If your child enjoys their coloring book, please leave a positive review on this page to help us reach more budding artists.