Bitten To Death

Book four in the Jaz Parks sequence
Author: Jennifer Rardin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 074813185X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Jaz Parks, assassin and black ops agent, is plunged head-first into her latest mission - a confrontation between her ancient vampire boss Vayl, and his previous undead allies. The CIA is hunting arch-criminal Samon, and needs Vayl's ex-friends for information. But the team will have to wade through knotty vampire politics, a were-on-were blood-fest and some nasty (oh, and blood smeared...) visions to get to it. Luckily Jaz's highly trained killing-machine brother is on the job. Unluckily, he has reached the end of his carefully hoarded sanity, and the mission targets suddenly don't seem quite so realistic. The last thing Jaz wants is to end up on the dead side of the balance sheet ...

Bitten in Two


Author: Jennifer Rardin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316121738
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Jaz Parks here. I. Am. Pissed. Just as Vayl and I arrive in Morocco to secure an ancient artifact, he wakes up calling me by another woman's name. And it's not even a good one. But since any form of argument transforms him into an unholy terror, I'm forced to play along until the gang and I can figure out what kind of power has so vastly altered his perceptions. So it's time for me to do what any well-trained assassin in my position might do. I attack. What follows is a hair-raising, breath-taking bullet train ride to the finish as the crew battles on multiple fronts. I now know what I have to do - I must return to hell one last time.

Divine Power and Evil

A Reply to Process Theodicy
Author: Kenneth K. Pak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317148908
Category: Religion
Page: 186
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Evil perplexes us all and threatens to undermine the meaningfulness of our existence. How can we reconcile the reality of evil with the notion of a God who is perfectly good and powerful? Process theodicy, whose foremost proponent is David Griffin, suggests one answer: because every being possesses its own power of self-determination in order for God to attain the divine aim of higher goodness for the world, God must take the risk of the possibility of evil. Divine Power and Evil responds to Griffin's criticisms against traditional theodicy, assesses the merits of process theodicy, and points out ways in which traditional theism could incorporate a number of Griffin's valuable insights in progressing toward a philosophically and theologically satisfactory theodicy. It provides a new and important contribution to a long-standing debate within philosophy of religion and theology.

Classical Chinese

A Basic Reader
Author: Naiying Yuan,Haitao Tang,James Geiss
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400885647
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 880
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Classical Chinese is the most comprehensive and authoritative textbook on the language, literature, philosophy, history, and religion of premodern China. Rigorously and extensively field-tested and fine-tuned for years in classroom settings, it sets a new standard for the field. Originally published in three volumes, Classical Chinese appears here in one convenient and easy-to-use volume. Classical Chinese contains forty selections from texts written between the fifth century BC and the first century AD, during which the classical Chinese language was fully developed and standardized. These passages, which express key themes in Chinese humor, wit, wisdom, moral conviction, and political ideals, are arranged in the order of complexity of the grammatical patterns they exemplify. Uniquely, each text is translated into both modern Chinese and English. A detailed glossary defines unfamiliar terms and names found in the first part of the textbook, and the last section features in-depth grammatical analyses, in which every sentence in the main selections is fully diagrammed to show the grammatical relations between their various parts. Corresponding exercises review and reinforce the materials. Four supplementary volumes—an introduction to grammar, readings in poetry and prose, selected historical texts, and selected philosophical texts—are separately available for use in conjunction with this basic reader. Classical Chinese provides a definitive resource for students and instructors of classical Chinese language and culture.

'Antony and Cleopatra' in Context

The Politics of Passion
Author: Keith Linley
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783083786
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 266
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This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1607 would have brought to interpreting ‘Antony and Cleopatra’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world lost through passion and machination.

Death in the Long Grass

A Big Game Hunter's Adventures in the African Bush
Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466803924
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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As thrilling as any novel, as taut and exciting as any adventure story, Peter Hathaway Capstick’s Death in the Long Grass takes us deep into the heart of darkness to view Africa through the eyes of one of the most renowned professional hunters. Few men can say they have known Africa as Capstick has known it—leading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer. Based on Capstick’s own experiences and the personal accounts of his colleagues, Death in the Long Grassportrays the great killers of the African bush—not only the lion, leopard, and elephant, but the primitive rhino and the crocodile waiting for its unsuspecting prey, the titanic hippo and the Cape buffalo charging like an express train out of control. Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for exciting, authentic detail bring us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world—underrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, silent killers such as the lightning-fast black mamba snake, collective killers like the wild dog. Readers can lean back in a chair, sip a tall, iced drink, and revel in the kinds of hunting stories Hemingway and Ruark used to hear in hotel bars from Nairobi to Johannesburg, as veteran hunters would tell of what they heard beyond the campfire and saw through the sights of an express rifle.

The Story of the Nutcracker


Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486110419
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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Delightful tale of a little girl's love for an enchanted nutcracker, with all the wonderful scenes. Large, easy-to-read type, 30 new illustrations.

The Siege of Fort Cumberland, 1776

An Episode of the American Revolution
Author: Ernest Clarke
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773518674
Category: History
Page: 302
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Focusing on the revolutionary movement in the Fort Cumberland region of Nova Scotia in 1775-76, Ernest Clarke explores why supporters of American independence did not prevail in this British North American colony. He reveals how the siege of Fort Cumberland shaped the attitudes of Nova Scotians to the revolution and to their place in the North American world.

The Buccaneers of America


Author: Alexander O. Exquemelin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486138690
Category: Transportation
Page: 240
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Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Includes exploits of the infamous Henry Morgan and his burning of Panama City.

Zombie CSU:

The Forensics of the Living Dead
Author: Jonathan Maberry
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 0806534613
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 416
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When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth. . . And law enforcement is ready to take them down! Since Night of the Living Dead, zombies have been a frightening fixture on the pop culture landscape, lumbering after hapless humans, slurping up brains and veins and whatever warm, fleshy matter they can clench in their rotting limbs. But what if they were real? What would happen if, tomorrow, corpses across the nation began springing up out of their graves and terrorizing the living? Employing hard science and solid police work--not to mention jaw-dropping (literally!) humor--Zombie CSU is the only guide you need to make it through alive--not undead. At last you can: • Investigate zombie crime scenes, collecting and analyzing evidence of zombie attacks, and create a "murder book." • Examine the psychology of the zombie and develop a perp profile. • Observe medical science pros as they probe felled zombies for forensic clues. • Devise a zombie apocalypse survival scorecard and more! Complete with lists of must-see zombie flicks from around the globe and tons of tips for kicking undead butt, Zombie CSU features hundreds of interviews with real zombie experts, forensics experts, detectives, filmmakers, and more. Special guest stars: Tony Todd, Brian Keene, Patricia Tallman, David Wellington, James Gunn, Robert Kirkman, Dr. Wade Davis, Robert Sacchetto, Zombie Squad, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Paffenroth, Jamie Russell, Michael "CJ" Kelly, Bruce "Andy" Bohne, and dozens more! "Fascinating! An indispensable tool for anyone contemplating tackling a festering corpse onslaught." -- Fearzone.com "Candid, eye-opening, cutting-edge, startling . . . the existence of zombies may not be so far-fetched after all." --Rue Morgue

Four Towers


Author: Efim Shmakov,Patricia Terry
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 5990283024
Category: Fiction
Page: 127
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Four Towers is a thrilling tale of good versus evil. It is second and final book from the series called Zondon Alliance and the Order of Inquisition. As Zondon was attacked over and over by the forces of evil, Attorand came back from retirement, and he disclosed the secret about who is behind the evil, and how to overcome the forces of darkness. Yet these evil forces had prepared the last show of force, and had invaded Zondon in an apocalyptic way. It was like the Armageddon, and only a strike of luck could save Dmitry and his armies. And that luck came through Attorand, who ultimately uses two weapons, so he could save Zondon and its people. The book is also packed with funny situations.

A Journey In Southern Siberia: The Mongols, Their Religion and Their Myths


Author: Jeremiah Curtin
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465520600
Category:
Page: 319
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THE Buriats whose myth-tales I have collected, and whose beliefs, modes of worship, and customs I have studied at their source and describe in this volume, are Mongols in the strictest sense of the word as men use it. They inhabit three sides of Lake Baikal, as well as Olkhon its only island. The place and the people are noteworthy. Lake Baikal is the largest body of fresh water in the Old World, being over four hundred miles long and from twenty-four to fifty-six miles broad, its total area covering about thirteen thousand square miles. The Buriats living west of that water, and those inhabiting the sacred island of Olkhon, are the only Mongols who have preserved their own race religion with its primitive usages, archaic beliefs, and philosophy, hence they are a people of great interest to science. The region about that immense body of water, Lake Baikal, is of still greater interest in history, for from the mountain land south of the lake, and touching it, came Temudjin, known later as Jinghis Khan, and Tamerlane, or Timur Lenk (the Iron Limper), the two greatest personages in the Mongol division of mankind. From the first of these two mighty man-slayers were descended the Mongol subduers of China and Russia. Among Jinghis Khan's many grandsons were Kublai Khan, the subjector of China, together with Burma and other lands east of India; Hulagu, who destroyed the Assassin Commonwealth of Persia, stormed Bagdad, and extinguished the Abbasid Kalifat; and Batu, who covered Russia with blood and ashes, mined Hungary, hunting its king to an island in the Adriatic, crushed German and other forces opposed to the Mongols at Liegnitz, and returned to the Volga region, where he established his chief headquarters. Descendants of Jinghis Khan ruled in Russia for two centuries and almost five decades. In China they wielded power only sixty-eight years. From Tamerlane, a more brilliant, if not a greater, leader than Jinghis, descended the Mongols of India, whose history is remarkable both in the rise and the fall of the empire which they founded. These two Mongol conquerors had a common ancestor in Jinghis Khan's great-great-grandfather, Tumbinai; hence both men were of the same blood and had the same land of origin,—the region south of Lake Baikal. That Mongol power which began its career near Baikal covered all Asia, or most of it, and a large part of Europe, and lasted till destroyed by Russia and England. The histories of these struggles are world-wide in their meaning; they deserve the closest study, and in time will surely receive it. When the descendants of Jinghis Khan had lost China, the only great conquest left them was Russia, and there, after a rule of two hundred and forty-four years, power was snatched from them. The Grand Moguls, those masters of India, the descendants of Tamerlane, met with Great Britain, and were stripped of their empire in consequence.

Coping with OCD

Practical Strategies for Living Well with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Author: Troy DuFrene,Bruce Hyman
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572246812
Category: Psychology
Page: 160
View: 1987
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When you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), it can feel like your own mind is at war with itself. Instead of having productive and positive thoughts, you rehash the same worries and fears over and over again until they become unbearable. Did you really remember to lock the front door? What if you were to hit someone while driving your car? You may find yourself engaging in exhaustive rituals to keep these thoughts at bay. But soon, the doubts come back with a vengeance. Coping with OCD offers a simple and engaging program that can help anyone with mild to moderate OCD get started on the road to recovery. This book begins with a crash course on what OCD is-and what it is not. You'll learn a proven, three-part program for recovery that uses safe and gradual exposure to distressing thoughts and situations, mindfulness practice, and techniques to restructure thinking. Additional chapters address how families can help, dealing with shame and blame, depression, and maintaining progress. The book also includes a helpful list of resources for further reading and additional support.

Ant


Author: Charlotte Sleigh
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861894813
Category: Nature
Page: 216
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Ants are legion: at present there are 11,006 species of ant known; they live everywhere in the world except the polar icecaps; and the combined weight of the ant population has been estimated to make up half the mass of all insects alive today. When we encounter them outdoors, ants fascinate us; discovered in our kitchen cupboards, they elicit horror and disgust. Charlotte Sleigh’s Ant elucidates the cultural reasons behind our varied reactions to these extraordinary insects, and considers the variety of responses that humans have expressed at different times and in different places to their intricate, miniature societies. Ants have figured as fantasy miniature armies, as models of good behavior, as infiltrating communists and as creatures on the borderline between the realms of the organic and the machine: in 1977 British Telecom hired ant experts to help solve problems with their massive information network. This is the first book to examine ants in these and many other such guises, and in so doing opens up broader issues about the history of science and humans’ relations with the natural world. It will be of interest to anyone who likes natural history or cultural studies, or who has ever rushed out and bought a can of RaidTM. "[Charlotte Sleigh's] stylish, engaging and informative study deserves to win new members for the ant fan club."—Jonathan Bate, The Times

Anthology of Ancient Medival Woman's Song


Author: A. Klinck
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403979561
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 196
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This collection focuses on a woman's point of view in love poetry, and juxtaposes poems by women and poems about women to raise questions about how femininity is constructed. Although most medieval 'woman's songs' are either anonymous or male-authored lyrics in a popular style, the term can usefully be expanded to cover poetry composed by women, and poetry that is aristocratic or learned rather than popular. Poetry from ancient Greece and Rome that resonates with the medieval poems is also included here. Readers will find a range of voices, often echoing similar themes, as women rejoice or lament, praise or condemn, plead or curse, speak in jest or in earnest, to men and to each other, about love.

The Spartan


Author: Mike Rogers
Publisher: Jolly Rogers Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 117
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After the third Macedonian war Greece is now under control of the mighty Roman Empire. Athens is under control of the Romans. Macedon is plundered and broken. Sparta is but a shadow of its former glory. And yet...A spartan warrior arises and brings a dream of freedom. The story I want to tell you of him on this day is not one about great heroics or how many enemies he killed. No, this story is about the man behind the warrior. This is the story of Eclectus.

Turn Left at the Ocean


Author: Rubi Red
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477125884
Category: Fiction
Page: 215
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Take a Rib-Tickling, Tongue-In-Cheek Travelogue with a Difference On a Trip of a Lifetime With a Defi nitely Dysfunctional Damsel-In-Daily-Distress Drama Queen, ,br> And Her Long-Suffering, Logical and Loving Knight In Shining Armour ,br> as they endure dastardly disasters, dangers, dilemmas, disagreements, dramas and domestics when they drive up, up, up, up to Darwin until they finally TURN LEFT AT THE OCEAN discovering delightful, divine, distant destinations through desolate desert, dust and dirt, in the Timeless Top End of Australia Before They Finally Head For Home !

Brute Strength


Author: Susan Conant
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780100779
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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The new 'Holly Winter' dog mystery - When Dog's Life columnist Holly Winter rejects applicants who want to adopt homeless dogs, she makes a lot of enemies. In dogs Holly trusts, and the dogs she trusts most are her beloved malamutes, Rowdy, Kimi and Sammy. But right now she could use a human friend. Lately, it seems wherever she turns, things go wrong: an anonymous call turns vicious, her husband is keeping secrets, and acquaintances die under mysterious circumstances. Then Holly's own life is threatened. Can the brute strength of Rowdy, Kimi, and Sammy protect her?

Bitten by a Hellcat

Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 6
Author: Felicity Heaton
Publisher: Felicity Heaton
ISBN: 1909306657
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Felicity Heaton presents: Bitten by a Hellcat (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 6) The sole remaining member of the most famous shifter hunter family in history, Owen Nightingale is a mercenary and a man with a secret held in his closely guarded heart, but when a beautiful rare shifter catches his eye and offers him a job, he has the feeling he’ll be the one paying for helping her—with his heart. Cait is in a spot of trouble with a capital T. A male hellcat has set his sights on claiming her and she’s one kitty who doesn’t want a collar. When she meets a dark, alluring and mysterious hunter, she sees a chance to rid herself of the male, but the price Owen sets and the fierce passion that burns white-hot between them lures her dangerously under his seductive spell. Can Owen discover the true intent of the male hellcat and stop Cait from falling into his hands? And can Cait retain control as the heat of desire burns between her and Owen, or will a reckless moment seal both of their fates forever? Step into a passionate, lush, and powerful paranormal romance series packed with dark elves, vampires, demons, fae, shifters and angels from New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Paranormal Romance Author Felicity Heaton. Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar Book 5: Craved by an Alpha Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat Book 7: Taken by a Dragon Book 8: Marked by an Assassin Book 9: Possessed by a Dark Warrior Book 10: Awakened by a Demoness Book 11: Haunted by the King of Death Book 12: Turned by a Tiger Book 13: Tamed by a Tiger Book 14: Treasured by a Tiger Book 15: Unchained by a Forbidden Love ... Next book in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series coming soon!

Evie's Diary


Author: Heather Cook
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1780883277
Category: Cats
Page: 90
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What do people think it’s like living with an over-sexed, ginger pumpkin, two mad humans and a cast of feline misfits?Forget about caring cats and hero cats; Evie is a bad cat with a bad cat’s view of life. She is small, smart and black and lived wild until she was caught by the lumpy old cat rescuer who ended up adopting her. Evie’s Diary reveals her contempt for her fellow felines and for her humans, the Earth Mother and Poor Roger, who are no match for Evie’s manipulative little brain. Evie finds herself living with a weird array of felines, including Benjamin Wobble, a porky ginger boy with mobility problems, Bella, a Persian resembling a hairy beetroot and the ancient, fur-covered coathanger, Bonnie Bun-Bun. Evie has harsh things to say about these creepy cats that suck up to the humans in return for goodies and cuddles, but has a grudging admiration for the wild cats that rampage around the garden. The Earth Mother is involved in rescuing unwanted cats and kittens on behalf of the local Cats Protection Branch and Evie delights in tormenting the numerous waifs and strays. Occasionally, she is impressed by the appalling behaviour of these temporary residents, such as Frank, the blue-eyed vandal that imprisons the Earth Mother in the garage, and Griselda, the gorgeous girl that specialises in remodelling people’s faces. The real worry, of course, is the power exercised by such a dreadful cat over the Earth Mother and Poor Roger, proving once and for all that humans are well down the pecking order and should just be grateful that cats like Evie condescend to share their lives...Evie’s Diary is a humorous work of adult fiction, narrated from a rescue cat’s point of view, that will appeal to feline lovers everywhere. Author Heather Cook has been inspired by James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small.