Degrees of Darkness

The Complete Series
Author: Winter Austin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440590028
Category: Fiction
Page: 100
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A world of dangerous secrets stand between Dallas homicide detective Remy LeBeau and professional barrel racer Cody Lewis as they explore a love that could last through the ages - or destroy everyone around them. Here is their story in one spine-tingling collection: Relentless: Battling his partner, his attraction to Cody, and the demons of his past, Remy LeBeau must take the ultimate risk to catch a serial killer. But it could cost him everything - including Cody's life. Retribution: The homicide of a Dallas criminal lawyer puts Remy on a collision course with a professional assassin from his past. Revenge: Remy disappears into the New Orleans alleys as he closes in on the nameless faces who have controlled his life for too long, but his quest to save himself and those closest to him puts Cody in grave danger. Reckoning: The honeymoon is over for Cody and Remy as Cody's darkest secret haunts her, threatening to destroy their marriage. Death will have a reckoning, and it could mean the end of everything they've loved. Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Degrees of Darkness

A Julia Elliot Novel
Author: Lori Thompson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541142107
Category:
Page: 320
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Visions of the future. A dark family secret. A beloved uncle seduced by evil ... Julia Elliot is a nurse practitioner working in a busy trauma room. She is good at her job and well respected by her colleagues-but she harbors a secret. One which has made her an outcast all of her life. Now able to suppress the visions of the future that have tormented her for as long as she can remember, she is living life on her terms-that is, until the fragility of her "normal life" is shattered when a vision breaches her defenses and sends her running back home to Savannah, Georgia. Once home, Julia learns the truth about her family: a genetic anomaly has woven its way through the generations ... a gene that allows Julia to travel through time. But she is not the only living family member who has inherited this ability-her Great Uncle Eli has been using it to commit crimes under the cover of the Civil War in order to make himself more wealthy and powerful in the present. As the only other person in her family with the ability to time travel, it falls to Julia to stop Eli. Forced to travel to 1862, Julia must finally embrace her visions and learn to use them to escape with her life and reclaim her future. Julia's plan to slip in and out of time to stop Eli without anyone being the wiser is shattered when she meets Confederate Captain Reave Montgomery. Julia finds herself equally attracted to and frustrated by Reave as his insistence on protecting her gets in the way of her hunt for Eli. As she investigates she discovers that Reave is doggedly hunting The Phantom, an elusive criminal mastermind, and Julia realizes their quests may be connected. Despite her ability to see the future, Julia is not prepared for the effect Reave has on her or the connection she feels to the Savannah of the past. She feels a sense of belonging for the first time in her life, to the city and to the man. How will she leave them if she is able to stop Eli and the time comes to return to her present?

Degrees of Darkness


Author: TONY J. FORDER
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781912175581
Category:
Page: N.A
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Pre-teen girls are being abducted from their homes and their families murdered. When Frank Rogers, once a DI with the Met and now running his own debt collection agency, is told that his own daughter is missing, his son murdered, he naturally wants to become involved with the case. Soon Frank's face is all over the news. In an unexpected turn of events, the killer contacts the police and says he is willing to talk, but only to Frank. When the body of the first abducted girl is discovered, Frank realises it is a race against time to save his daughter. In order to solve the case, Frank must work out how the killer is picking his victims. But how do you catch a murderer who is hiding in plain sight? And can Frank unravel the mystery, when he has so much to lose?

Degrees of Darkness


Author: Tony Forder
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540603944
Category:
Page: 410
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A serial killer thriller that will have you hooked. When ex-detective Frank Rogers discovers his daughter has been abducted by a serial killer, he realises he is in a race against time to prevent her from becoming the man's next murder victim. What he doesn't know is that there is so much more to it than that. As the bodies of previous victims are left for Frank and the investigating team, they come to understand why the girls were taken, what they endured, and that time is running out far more quickly than they could possibly have imagined. If you buy only one cime thriller this winter, make it this one.

The Archaeology of Darkness


Author: Marion Dowd,Robert Hensey
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1785701940
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
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Through time people have lived with darkness. Archaeology shows us that over the whole human journey people have sought out dark places, for burials, for votive deposition and sometimes for retreat or religious ritual away from the wider community. Thirteen papers explore Palaeolithic use of deep caves in Europe and the orientation of mortuary monuments in the Neolithic and Bronze Age. It examines how the senses are affected in caves and monuments that were used for ritual activities, from Bronze Age miners in Wales working in dangerous subterranean settings, to initiands in Italian caves, to a modern caver’s experience of spending time in the one of the world’s deepest caves in Russia. We see how darkness was and is viewed at northern latitudes where parts of the year are spent in eternal night, and in Easter Island where darkness provided communal refuge from the pervasive sun. We know that spending extended periods in darkness and silence can affect one physically, emotionally and spiritually. How did interactions between people and darkness affect individuals in the past and how were regarded by their communities? And how did this interaction transform places in the landscape? As the ever-increasing electrification of the planet steadily minimizes the amount of darkness in our lives, curiously, darkness is coming more into focus. This first collection of papers on the subject begins a conversation about the role of darkness in human experience through time.

Pure Gold from the Words of Sayyidī ʻAbd Al-ʻAzīz Al-Dabbāgh


Author: Aḥmad ibn al-Mubārak Sijilmāsī
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004164154
Category: Religion
Page: 993
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Around 1720 in Fez A mad b. al-Mub rak al-Lama , a religious scholar, wrote down the words and teachings of the Sufi master Abd al- Az z al-Dabb gh. Al-Dabb gh shunned religious studies but, having reached illumination and met with the Prophet Mu ammad, he was able to explain any obscurities in the Qur n, ad ths and sayings of earlier Sufis. The resulting book, known as the Ibr z, describes how al-Dabb gh attained illumination and access to the Prophet, as well as his teachings about the Council of the godly that regulates the world, relations between master and disciple, the darkness in men s bodies, Adam s creation, Barzakh, Paradise and Hell, and much more besides.This encyclopaedia of Sufism with its many teaching stories and illustrations provides a window onto social life and religious ideasin Fez a generation or so before powerful outside forces began to play a role in the radical transformation of Morocco.

A Cyclopædia of Illustrations of Moral and Religious Truths; consisting of definitions, metaphors, similes, emblems, etc


Author: John Bate (Wesleyan Minister.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 866
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The Evidences of Christianity


Author: Archibald Alexander,Richard Watson,Soame Jenyns,Charles Leslie,William Paley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Apologetics
Page: N.A
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AIC 2004 Color and Paints, Interim Meeting of the International Color Association, Proceedings


Author: various authors,Jose Luis Caivano,editor
Publisher: Jose Luis Caivano
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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AIC 2004 Color and Paints, Proceedings, Interim Meeting of the International Color Association


Author: N.A
Publisher: Jose Luis Caivano
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Scripture Account of the Eternal Rewards Or Punishments of All that Hear of the Gospel Without an Immortality Necessarily Resulting from the Nature of the Souls Themselves that are Concerned in Those Rewards Or Punishments

Wherein the Testimonies Also of S. Ireneus and Tertullian are Occasionally Considered
Author: Henry Dodwell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Future life
Page: 293
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First Kill Your Family

Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army
Author: Peter Eichstaedt
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613749325
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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"Richard Opio has neither the look of a cold-blooded killer nor the heart of one. Yet as his mother and father lay on the ground with their hands tied, Richard used the blunt end of an ax to crush their skulls. He was ordered to do this by a unit commander of the Lord's Resistance Army, a rebel group that has terrorized northern Uganda for twenty years. The memory racks Richard's slender body as he wipes away tears." For more than twenty years, beginning in the mid-1980s, the Lord's Resistance Army has ravaged northern Uganda. Tens of thousands have been slaughtered, and thousands more mutilated and traumatized. At least 1.5 million people have been driven from a pastoral existence into the squalor of refugee camps. The leader of the rebel army is the rarely seen Joseph Kony, a former witchdoctor and self-professed spirit medium who continues to evade justice and wield power from somewhere near the Congo Sudan border. Kony claims he not only can predict the future but also can control the minds of his fighters. And control them he does: the Lord's Resistance Army consists of children who are abducted from their homes under cover of night. As initiation, the boys are forced to commit atrocities--murdering their parents, friends, and relatives--and the kidnapped girls are forced into lives of sexual slavery and labor. In "First Kill Your Family, "veteran journalist Peter Eichstaedt goes into the war-torn villages and refugee camps, talking to former child soldiers, child "brides," and other victims. He examines the cultlike convictions of the army; how a pervasive belief in witchcraft, the spirit world, and the supernatural gave rise to this and other deadly movements; and what the global community can do to bring peace and justice to the region. This insightful analysis delves into the war's foundations and argues that, much like Rwanda's genocide, international intervention is needed to stop Africa's virulent cycle of violence.

The Dark Places of Education

With a Collection of Seventy-eight Reports of School Experiences
Author: Willi Schohaus
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415697670
Category: Education
Page: 352
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The book is divided into two parts. The first forms a survey of the inadequacies of the Swiss school system in the early twentieth century (but the issues it discusses were universal ones which were just as prevalent in the English school system of that time). The second part of the book is a collection of testimonies from former pupils on the worst aspects of their schooling. With reference to the ideals of Pestalozzi the author proposes ways in which to find constructive solutions to the problems of harsh teachers, schools and de-motivated pupils.

The Tequila Diaries

Organ Donor
Author: Jamie Horwath
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481712217
Category: Fiction
Page: 40
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Organ Donor is the first short story from the collection, The Tequila Diaries. This work is a horror short focusing around the characters Creek and Jennifer. The young couple is about to have their lives changed in the blink of an eye. Join the two junkies on a descent into blackness and find out exactly why people never investigate what they see out of the corner of their eye.

Colonial and Postcolonial Rewritings of "Heart of Darkness"

A Century of Dialogue with Joseph Conrad
Author: Regelind Farn
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1581122896
Category: Social Science
Page: 284
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Joseph Conrad's novella "Heart of Darkness" (1899) is taught and read all over the world. Everywhere, novelists and travel writers respond to it in their own creative work. I discuss 30 responses, or rewritings, from Africa, India, the Caribbean, Australia, Europe and the US. Their perspectives include those of groups who identify with Conrad's Europeans and groups who feel close to his Africans, and increasingly those of groups who situate themselves between these two extremes in various ways. I identify world-wide developments as well as themes, strategies and paradigm shifts that correlate with different geopolitical situations. Rewriters address the contribution Conrad has made to the identities of his very different readers, and the patterns he has suggested for encounters. In ever more intense dialogues, people from all backgrounds work through images of themselves and of each other. However, like Conrad's narrator, they also become aware of limits of language and communication. Rewriters act as rereaders of the many layers of meaning in "Heart of Darkness," and thus imply that the reader's experience is as important as the author's. This approach is increasingly developing into a use of discourse-analytical methods in non-theoretical texts. Rewritings can bring "Heart of Darkness" close to the readers' lives. Rewriters champion processes of highly personal learning and unlearning as well as political and social approaches, and can thus help readers rework their own cultural backgrounds. Accordingly, I both use close-reading methods and take into account political and didactic intentions. In conclusion, I recommend reading "Heart of Darkness" together with one or more of its rewritings, and outline some ideas for teaching such combinations. After comprehensive introductions to "Heart of Darkness" and to the theory of rewritings, I discuss works by the following authors in a convenient handbook format: Ford Madox Ford (Hueffer), Leonard Woolf, W. Somerset Maugham, Andre Gide, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Graham Greene, Charlotte Jay, Patrick White, Chinua Achebe, Wilson Harris, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Tayeb Salih, Arun Joshi, J.M. Coetzee, V.S. Naipaul, Robert Silverberg, Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen, Marlene NourbeSe Philip, David Malouf, Mineke Schipper, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Urs Widmer, Redmond O'Hanlon, Arundhati Roy, Barbara Kingsolver and Jeffrey Tayler.

Silent Ripples

Parables for the Soul
Author: Janaka
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595130704
Category: Religion
Page: 108
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Throughout the ages, all over the world, stories have been used to inspire, to guide and to awaken humanity in our quest to rediscover our Divinity. In a style similar to Kahlil Gibran, Silent Ripples: Parables for the Soul, is a collection of 23 parables to remind the reader of our Absolute, Unchanging, Divine Self. Greatly inspired by A Course in Miracles, the tarot and the sage Ramana Maharshi, these stories were written while the author was on his world travels. The parables are eclectic in nature, incorporating a multiple of archetypes for people of different backgrounds and upon different paths. Like the tarot, which is a collection of images representing qualities the soul must develop on her way to Self-awareness, these parables represent such qualities as well. Some stories may seem contradictory to other ones, but they are actually only another viewpoint of the indefinable Truth of existence.

The Collector’s Book of Fluorescent Minerals


Author: Manuel A. Robbins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475747926
Category: Science
Page: 289
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Over the last several decades, the number of people who are actively involved in the hobby or science of mineral collecting has grown at an increasing pace. In response to the growing demand for informa tion which this large and active group has created, a number of books have been published dealing with mineralogy. As a result, the reader now has a choice among mineral locality guides, field handbooks, photo collections, or books dedicated to the systematic description of minerals. However, as interest in mineralogy has grown, as collectors have become increasingly knowledgeable and aware of mineralogy in its many facets, the need for more specialized information has also grown. Nowhere is this need greater than in the subject of the fluorescence of minerals. The number of collectors who now main tain a fluorescent collection is substantial, interest is constantly increasing, and manufacturers have recently responded by the intro duction of new ultraviolet equipment with major improvements in utility and performance. Yet when the collector searches for any information on this subject, little will be found. He or she will seek in vain for the answers to questions which present themselves as in terest in fluorescent minerals grows and matures. Which minerals fluoresce? Where are fluorescent minerals found? What makes a mineral fluoresce? Why does ultraviolet light produce fluorescence? What is an activator, and how does it contribute to fluorescence? On these matters, the available mineralogy books are largely silent.

Policing Transnational Organized Crime and Corruption

Exploring the Role of Communication Interception Technology
Author: M. Congram,P. Bell,Mark Lauchs
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137333790
Category: Social Science
Page: 141
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Examining the role of communication interception technology (CIT) in the investigation of transnational organised crime, the authors demonstrate that a proactive intelligence-led policing framework and a re-evaluation of the constraints of CIT are required to combat the international issue of corruption.

Doctor Death

A Madeleine Karno Mystery
Author: Lene Kaaberbøl
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476731411
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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The critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Boy in the Suitcase draws you into a “gripping” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) mystery from the very first line of this page-turning historical thriller featuring an ambitious young female detective challenging the mores of nineteenth century France. Strong-minded and ambitious, Madeleine Karno is eager to shatter the constraints of her provincial French upbringing. She longs to become a pathologist like her father, whom she assists, but this is 1894. Autopsies are considered unseemly and ungodly, even when performed by a man. So it’s no surprise that when seventeen-year-old Cecile Montaine is found dead in the snowy streets of Varbourg, her family will not permit a full postmortem autopsy, and Madeleine and her father are left with a single mysterious clue. Soon after, the priest who held vigil by the dead girl’s corpse is brutally murdered. The thread that connects these two events is a tangled one, and as the death toll mounts, Madeleine must seek knowledge in odd places: behind convent walls, in secret diaries, and in the yellow stare of an aging wolf. Eloquently written and with powerful insight into human and animal nature, Doctor Death is at once a captivating mystery and a poignant coming-of-age story.

Semantics

Defining the Discipline
Author: Robert A. Hipkiss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135447306
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 142
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The subject of semantics has been appropriated by various disciplines including linguistic philosophy, logic, cognitive psychology, anthropological linguistics, and computer technology. As a result, it is difficult to define the study of semantics as an actual discipline without discovering what each field using a semantic approach to its subject matter has contributed to the understanding of what words mean. This volume is a result of those discoveries. Primarily an introductory work, this volume outlines the approaches that various disciplines have taken to the subject, attempts to show their relationships and their limitations, and presents the more important aspects of each approach -- from psychosemantics to artificial intelligence -- using pertinent source material from psychology, philosophy, logic, linguistics, and sociology. For individuals coming to the study of semantics for the first time, or those who are interested in what the overall study may offer beyond their specialization, this volume will provide a helpful overview of the subject.