Flight of the Silver Turtle

Author: John Fardell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101099841

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 212

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The take-charge kids from John Fardell’s The 7 Professors of the Far North face a summer packed with danger, excitement and suspense—flying airplanes, scuba diving, cracking codes and even taking a spin in the world’s first antigravity backpack as they plunge into this fast-paced, high- flying adventure. Ben, Zara, Sam and Marcia begin their summer vacation by helping Professor Ampersand build the Silver Turtle, a high-tech airplane. This is thrilling enough, but things take an even wilder turn when a strange woman steals the airplane with the kids inside. She’s trying to evade members of Noctarma, an international criminal organization that thinks the airplane is carrying a secret antigravity device that could be the key to world domination. They’ve got the wrong Silver Turtle, but they’ve also captured Professor Ampersand—and the kids will have to pull out all the stops to find the real Silver Turtle device before Noctarma does.
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Monuments of India

Author: Renu Saran

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 935165298X

Category:

Page: 272

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India is blessed with numerous monuments showcasing the breathtaking architecture and intricate work. The monuments of India are living testimony which pull us back to that particular era and helps us in exploring the history of India. Indian monuments have a rare and astonishing unique architecture which tell us the story of bygone era. Monuments of India are considered as the real treasure and are preserved with great importance. Behind each monument, there is an underlying sense of mystery, intrigue and romance. Indian history has given us the treasure of thousands of monuments across the country, belonging to Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and other sects. India has very rich cultural heritage as well as ancient civilisation. This aspect is glorified by its splendid monuments. Tourists from all over the world come here to have a glimpse of the monuments of India. Through this book, the author has tried to give the information about the monuments of India in detail.The pictorial presentation adds glory to this book. Nothing has been left untouched in this book. So, it will certainly be an important as well as informative book for the readers.
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Flug der Träume

Roman

Author: Ariel Lawhon

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104902070

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Eine Gruppe von Passagieren wird im Mai 1937 zur Schickalsgemeinschaft. Der letzte Flug der Hindenburg und sein tragisches Ende markieren das Ende einer Ära. Ariel Lawhon entfaltet eins der größten Rätsel des 20. Jahrhunderts und erzählt von dieser Reise mit einer emotionalen Intensität, die noch lange nachwirkt. Am Abend des 3. Mai 1937 gehen in Frankfurt 97 Menschen an Bord des Zeppelins Hindenburg, für den letzten, schicksalhaften Flug nach Lakehurst, New Jersey. Unter ihnen eine ängstliche Stewardess, die etwas zu verbergen hat, der zuverlässige Navigator, der ihre Zuneigung gewinnen will, ein naiver Kabinenjunge, der eine dauerhafte Position im größten Luftschiff der Welt anstrebt, eine vorlaute Journalistin, die in Deutschland auf einer schwarzen Liste steht, und ein geheimnisvoller amerikanischer Geschäftsmann, der eine offene Rechnung begleichen möchte. Im Laufe der drei champagnerseligen Tage ihrer Reise lichtet sich allmählich der Dunst um ihre Lügen, Ängste, Pläne und Hoffnungen für die Zukunft. ›Flug der Träume‹ zeichnet ein intimes Porträt der tatsächlichen Personen an Bord des letzten Flugs der Hindenburg. Hinter ihnen braut sich der Sturm in Europa zusammen, vor ihnen lauert die Katastrophe. Aber zunächst schweben sie über dem Atlantik und ahnen nichts von dem unerbittlichen, tragischen Los, das sie erwartet.
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A Brief Guide to the Supernatural

Ghosts, Vampires and the Paranormal

Author: Leo Ruickbie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780330707

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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From Most Haunted to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, from Underworld to Twilight, from Doom to Resident Evil, The Brief Guide to the Supernatural goes in search of the unearthly with unexpected results; combining history, science, psychology and myth he explores the allure of the paranormal - why so many people still believe in ghosts and angels - as well as the many ways people have tried to contact and record the impossible.
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Days of Infamy

Author: Harry Turtledove

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575121319

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Japanese Zeros appear in the skies over Hawaii and descend upon Pearl Harbor in a devastating attack that cripples the U.S. Navy fleet and airfields. One after another, the islands are conquered and occupied by the Empire of the Sun. In the hands of a merciless enemy, American soldiers in POW camps suffer cruel punishment. Many older Hawaiians of Japanese origin support the invaders - while some of their children want to fight back. But the domination of the Pacific and the submission of those who live there is merely the beginning. With the U.S. military on Hawaii completely subjugated, there is no one to stop the Japanese from using the islands' resources to launch an offensive against America's western coast...
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Allein in der Wildnis

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646920114

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Brian ist zwölf Jahre alt und seine Eltern sind geschieden. Er sitzt in einem kleinen Flugzeug und weiß nicht, ob er sich auf den Sommer bei seinem Vater freuen soll. Plötzlich erleidet der Pilot einen Herzinfarkt und stirbt, Brian ist allein am Himmel, vor sich Instrumente, mit denen er nicht umgehen kann, im Herzen die Gewissheit des Todes. Und dann kommt der Absturz. Doch Brian überlebt und es beginnt eine wahre Robinsonade. Er "erfindet" das Feuer neu, den Bau eines Unterschlupfs, er fertig Pfeil und Bogen ...
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Kabuki Costume

Author: Ruth M. Shaver

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462903983

Category: Drama

Page: 397

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The attire of the feudal lords and ladies of old Japan, warriors, priest, courtesans, Edo-period dandies geisha, footmen, farmers— in fact, the whole array of Kabuki's colorful characters-is discussed in fascinating detail in this Japanese Kabuki book. From kimono and armor to undergarments, from wigs to foot gear, from swords to hair garments—no aspect of costume accessories is overlooked. Textiles and textile designs, in all their profusion of weaves, colors, and patterns, are carefully taken note of, and a number of important traditional designs are illustrate. Make-up and headdress varying formats of costume for specific roles, styles of tying the obi—all are expertly described. Of the numerous books in English dealing with the Kabuki theater of Japan, none so far has devoted itself exclusively to costume. Kabuki is compelling bringing about such art forms, yet it is the costumes that create the intrinsic, eye catching spectacle. Praise for Kabuki Costume: "A product of over fourteen years of meticulous study, Shaver's unique and authoritative analysis of the labyrinthine complexities of Kabuki costumery not only provides…a valuable reference work for scholar, but also an apt introduction for anyone seeking to understand the principles of Japanese visual arts and theatrical conventions."—Choice Reviews
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The Works of the British Poets

With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, by Robert Anderson

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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A Dictionary of Science, Literature, and Art

Comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of Every Branch of Human Knowledge : with the Derivation and Definition of All the Terms in General Use

Author: William Thomas Brande

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 1352

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Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Author: J. D. Douglas,Merrill C. Tenney

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310492351

Category: Religion

Page: 1584

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The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary provides a visually stimulating journey for anyone interested in learning more about the world of the Bible. Through the articles, sidebars, charts, maps, and full-color images included in this volume, the text of the Old and New Testaments will come alive for you as never before. As a condensation of the Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, the information contained within this reference work is solid and biblically sound. The material is based completely on the NIV and cross-referenced to the King James Version, and it contains over 7,200 entries, 500 four-color photographs, charts, and illustrations, 75 four-color maps, and a Scripture index ... making this wonderful Bible study resource a must-have whether you’re a general reader of the Bible, a pastor, or a student.
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A Complete Concordance to the Old and New Testament

Or, A Dictionary and Alphabetical Index to the Bible ... : to which is Added, a Concordance to the Apocrypha; with a Compendium of the Bible and a Brief Account of Its History and Excellency

Author: Alexander Cruden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 719

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