Light Shining Through the Mist

A Photobiography of Dian Fossey

Author: Tom L. Matthews

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 9780792273004

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Traces the adventurous life of the American woman who worked as a zoologist among the mountain gorillas of the Virunga area of central Africa.
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No One Loved Gorillas More

Dian Fossey - Letters from the Mist

Author: Camilla De la Bédoyère

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

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Always Inventing

A Photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell

Author: Tom L. Matthews

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780792259329

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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A biography, with photographs and quotes from Bell himself, follows a well-known inventor from his childhood in Scotland through his life-long efforts to come up with ideas that would improve people's lives. Reprint.
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The Tower of Ravens

Book One of Rhiannon's Ride

Author: Kate Forsyth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101043608

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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One-Horn’s daughter is not like the others of her kind. Born of a human father, she lacks the horns so prized by her people and is scorned even by her own mother. Her only chance for escape is to capture one of the legendary flying horses and ride it to freedom. So this strange, feral girl begins a dangerous journey of love, death, and betrayal that will earn her a new name: Rhiannon, the rider no one can catch. Rescued and taken to the home of Lewen, a young man just beginning to understand his own magical potential, Rhiannon is fascinated by the human world and by Lewen. Together they travel through a land where the dead walk and ghosts haunt the living, a place where Rhiannon encounters dark forces that endanger all of Eileanan. But to save the land, she must convince Lewen and the other apprentice-witches to trust the word of a wild half-human girl.
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Soul of Tyrants

Author: Jonathan Moeller

Publisher: Jonathan Moeller

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Mazael, now Lord of Castle Cravenlock, has subdued the demonic power within his soul, though at terrible cost to himself. Yet peace remains elusive. Mazael's former overlord plans a war of pride. A corrupt order of militant knights scheme for brutal and bloody conquest. The serpent people and their followers plot a terrible vengeance upon Mazael and his sister. And a foe more terrible than any he has yet faced awaits. For Mazael was not the only child of the Old Demon...
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House of Sand and Fog

A Novel

Author: Andre Dubus III

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393070354

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The National Book Award finalist, Oprah’s Book Club pick, #1 New York Times bestseller and basis for the Oscar-nominated motion picture A recent immigrant from the Middle East—a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force—yearns to restore his family’s dignity in California. A recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck struggles to hold onto the one thing she has left?her home. And her lover, a married cop, is driven to extremes to win her love. Andre Dubus III’s unforgettable characters—people with ordinary flaws, looking for a small piece of ground to stand on—careen toward inevitable conflict. Their tragedy paints a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.
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The Great Gatsby

Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427070350

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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Between the Bars

Author: Jennifer Tresh

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452010878

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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What are the elements that determine our fate? What are the influences that determine our destiny? Between the Bars piques your interest, as the reader, and takes you on a journey, suddenly detoured by the death of a young family member. The story's protagonist is tossed into the darkness of unthinkable pain-filled loss, physical abuse and addiction. Jennifer Tresh shares this tale with profound emotion and satirical humor. Although a novel, the author portrays many true-life events, many memories as well as personal nightmares, exposing certain truths about corruption and incompetence in government agencies and mental health treatment. Nonetheless, Jennifer accomplishes what she set out to do. She honors the memory of her daughter, Elena, who died shortly before her sixth birthday from the ravages of a cureless brain tumor. The story climaxes into a suspense-filled conclusion, leaving the reader intrigued with questions of "Who done it?" while at the same time creating a message of hope, courage and the confidence to make a difference in today's world.
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The Red Mist

A Tale of Civil Strife

Author: Randall Parrish

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 401

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Camera

Author: Frank V. Chambers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

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Pornografia

A Novel

Author: Witold Gombrowicz

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802195288

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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The place is Poland, in the early years of the German occupation. Pornografia's narrator, an author named Witold Gombrowicz, meets a swarthy and overly formal man named Fyderyk at a Warsaw house party, and the two soon become engaged in a business of a dubious (if not downright criminal) nature. When an acquaintance of theirs, a corpulent provincial landowner named Hipolit, requests that they come stay with him to discuss some of his city affairs, it is not hard to convince them to leave the claustrophobic city for the fresh air of the countryside. Once in the country, however, Fryderyk and Witold quickly bore of their surroundings -- all of their surroundings, that is, but the two teenagers who are staying on Hipolit's farm: Henia, Hipolit's daughter; and Karol, the son of one of the farmhands, who has just returned from a stint in the Polish resistance movement. Both sixteen years old, they have known each other all their lives, and interact as naturally and indifferently as siblings. Witold, however, begins to obsess over their budding sexuality, and imposes on their every interaction an erotic twist that leaves him half-crazed with voyeuristic lust. He is convinced that Karol and Henia must go to bed with each other, and it soon becomes apparent that Fryderyk has the same idea; as their time at the farm progresses, both men turn seemingly innocent interactions with the two teenagers into a sort of erotic chess game. Small pretenses for contact between the young folks -- pointing out that Karol's pant cuffs are dragging in the dirt, for instance, and asking Henia to roll them up for him -- become fantastic acts pregnant with innuendo and possibility. The fact that Henia is engaged to a respectable (if dandyish) older man only makes the game more interesting. Communicating his intentions to Witold through a series of letters left under a brick near the farm's edge, Fryderyk begins to slowly undermine Henia's engagement. He tells the teenagers that he is directing a play, and asks them to mimic a slightly suggestive scene for him -- and then arranges for Witold to bring Henia's fiance, Vaclav, nearby at the most provocative moment. Vaclav of course misinterprets what he sees, and begins to sink into paranoia and suspicion of his young bride-to-be. Two incidents of violence temporarily disrupt Witold and Fryderyk's games. First, Vaclav's mother is stabbed to death by a young thief in front of all the farm's residents. The tragedy leaves Vaclav even more unstable, and everyone involved shaken. The second situation arises when a senior commander in the resistance named Siemian comes to stay at the farm for a few days. Karol has served with him, and snaps to attention immediately. Not long after Siemian arrives, Hipolit receives a distressing order from the local underground authorities; Siemian has lost his nerve and wants to leave the resistance. His high position makes this simply too compromising, and Hipolit has been commanded to murder his houseguest. Hipolit enlists the help of his other male guests, but none of them -- Witold, Fryderyk, or Vaclav -- can bring themselves to kill the man. Then Fryderyk stumbles upon an outrageous idea: he will manipulate Karol and Henia, and get them to perform the murder themselves. Sure enough, the two teens are obedient, just as they have been when Henia rolled up Karol's pant cuffs or when they performed a scene from a nonexistent play. The men give the teens a knife (much like the one which killed Vaclav's mother), and instruct them to enter Siemian's room and finish him off. But something goes very wrong. Vaclav, who has been growing more and more unstable and disconsolate over what he thinks is a love affair between Henia and Karol, has entered Siemian's room before the two teenagers, and murdered the commander himself. He then darkened the room and waited. When the teens knock, Vaclav opens the door -- and Karol, mistaking Vaclav for Siemien, murders him. The narrator's frivolous mind games are suddenly made very real, and as the book ends they are, for the first time, and in their moment of catastrophe, brought closer than ever before to their young pawns.
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SORCERER In The Mist: A Secret In Ember

Author: Anthony Parker

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468942557

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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This tale is for a reader of high fantasy intrigued by the mysticism of the ancients – one who is constantly seeking or just wants a legend that plays a role in shaping true belief and core thought – it is a doctrine speaking to the soul offered within the body of a tale of Astral traveling, enlightenment and success – The sword of heaven is a passage in itself and the Great opal gate is burning before the altar of the oracle will you find the truths and unlock the lore a legend of the phoenix and other earthbound tales have been fitted within the story to complete a picture of glory Are you ready to journey into the astral sky and find the mastery within your guiding light? Are your dreams ready to take flight? Following the story is just one part of the lore and is the light and dark. A journey of the soul and lasting belief a sweeping single thought of eons past that passes into levels beyond reality to form the great ancestral image – Demons and witches sage and spirit devise the lore of the mind…A legend for the age of the soul and the rite of the spirit’s eternal dawn This work is unlike any other and holds spiritual truth as well as a resting place in deep imagination. The power of the legend will awaken you.
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My Trip to Heaven

Face to Face with Jesus

Author: David Taylor

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768490367

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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Heaven is a very real place. It is God’s desire that everyone spends eternity there. So, what is Heaven really like? Now, in this sequel, David E. Taylor shares his many different trips to heaven but mainly the “Special one” that he had in the fall of the year 2000. In this visit, Jesus Christ came into his room while he lay on the bed that night asleep and took his human soul and spirit out of his body on a glorious trip to the third heaven. While being toured by Jesus around Heaven he was afforded the opportunity to see and talk with some of the great men and women of our time such as: Kathryn Kuhlman, Smith Wigglesworth, Bishop C.H. Mason, and others. You will also read the important messages Jesus allowed these men and women to give him to share with His Body, the Church. Most of all, he was personally taken by the Lord Jesus Christ to meet with the Father God Jehovah in His throne room face to face which is one of the most amazing highlights shared in this sequel to David’s first book Face-to-Face Appearances with Jesus. He also tells of his horrific trips to hell and his incredible life-changing experience of Jesus taking him to meet and see physically the Holy Spirit in a face to face appearance, which has been rare for men living on the earth today and biblical times! Jesus appeared to David E. Taylor face to face and told him, “I will appear to everyone who reads this book and hears this message, tell them this.” There have been testimonies of 100’s of thousands of people whom the Lord has appeared to after hearing this message over the years and now even millions as the Lord has begun to appear openly before whole cities and nations notably working with David E. Taylor in every region he visits. As you read this book, your life will be changed like so many others and you will: · You will learn what Heaven looks like · Gain wisdom and insight concerning your destiny and life’s assignment here on Earth · Learn more about God’s love demonstrated through His discipline and chastisement as a loving Father. · Get a glimpse of what God’s great throne room looks like and the activity that goes on there · Gain insight into 8 major levels of relationship with the Lord as described by David E. Taylor. Experience the ultimate intimacy with God the Father as revealed by Jesus… plus much more!
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Appreciate the Fog

Embrace Change with Power and Purpose

Author: Stephen Harrison

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479723959

Category: Self-Help

Page: 325

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Appreciate the Fog written by Stephen Harrison is a self-help and leadership book that encourages embracing change with power and purpose. This book offers some invaluable suggestions that may provide quick payback in life with the intent to acknowledge that there are deeper processes with wonderful, lasting benefits that are available as the lifelong process of self-discovery opens. It encourages embracing the fog as it rises and developing a meaningful, authentic, and intimate relationship with the inner self. This book has been structured to be a natural progression through concepts that build on each other in a natural manner, with each chapter largely self-contained. Each chapter may be read and utilised as when and in whatever order suits the readers. Some may prefer to quickly browse this book and then pick out those portions that have immediate relevance to where they are in their journey at present. Others will find it useful working through the book from start to finish. These concepts will assist readers when working in relationships and organisations where fog is in effect. Being aware of the personal inner world, how to respond to a fog and exhibit that publically can make a positive difference to the capacity to process responses and the ability to work with others. Appreciate the Fog encourages readers to reflect on life, the mechanisms used to protect and feel safe, the triggers and patterns that generate episodes of fog and how working with all this knowledge may create a more satisfying and rewarding life. It encourages self-discovery with the intent that in knowing oneself, a person can decide to act with alignment and integrity to who he/she is, and in so doing manifest personal power and leadership.
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Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorillas

Author: Jane A. Schott

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 9781575050829

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Biography of the American woman who spent eighteen years in Rwanda, Africa, studying mountain gorillas and working for their survival.
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Terror Air Level Six

Author: Harl Vincent

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612100090

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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It was a sweltering evening in mid-August, during that unprecedented heat wave which broke Weather Bureau records in 2011. New York City had simmered under a blazing sun for more than three weeks, and all who were able had deserted the city for spots of lesser torridity. But I was one of those unfortunates who could not leave on account of the pressing urgency of business matters and, there being nothing else to do, kept doggedly at my work until it seemed that nerves and body must soon give way under the strain. To-night, as I boarded the pneumatic tube, I dropped into the nearest seat and could not even summon the energy to open my newspaper.For some minutes I sat as in a daze, wishing merely that the journey was over, and that I was on my own front porch out in Rutherford. After awhile I stirred and looked around. Seeing none of my acquaintances in the car, I finally opened the newspaper and was considerably startled by the screaming headlines that confronted me from its usually conservative first page: SECOND COAST TRANSPORTPLANE LOST!Disaster Like First in Air-Level Six!NO wonder the newsboys had been crying an extra on Broadway! I had given no heed to the import of their shoutings, but this was real news and well worthy of an extra edition. Since the mysterious loss of the SP-61, only four days previously, the facilities of the several air transportation systems were seriously handicapped on account of the shaken confidence of the general public. It was not surprising that there was widespread reluctance at trusting human lives and valuable merchandise to the mercies of the inexplicable power which had apparently wiped out of existence the SF-61, together with its twenty-eight passengers and the consignment of one-half million dollars in gold. And now the NY-18 had gone the way of the other!Details were meager. Both ships had failed to reply to the regular ten-minute radio calls from headquarters and had not since been seen or heard from. In both cases the last call had been answered when the ship was proceeding at full speed on its regular course in air-level six. The SF-61 last reported from a position over Mora in New Mexico, and four days of intensive search by thousands of planes had failed to locate ship or passengers. To-day, in the early hours of the morning, the NY-18 reported over Colorado Springs, on the northern route, and then, like the SF-61, dropped out of existence insofar as any attempts at communicating with or locating her were concerned. She, too, carried a heavy consignment of specie, though only eleven passengers had risked the westward journey.
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The Land of Mist (迷霧之國)

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 19

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This early work by Arthur Conan Doyle was originally published in 1826 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Professor Challenger series. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859. It was between 1876 and 1881, while studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, that he began writing short stories, and his first piece was published in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal before he was 20. In 1887, Conan Doyle's first significant work, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual. It featured the first appearance of detective Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist who was to eventually make Conan Doyle's reputation. A prolific writer, Conan Doyle continued to produce a range of fictional works over the following years. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Lud-in-the-Mist

Author: Hope Mirrlees

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434487520

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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Master Nathaniel Chanticleer, Mayor of Lud, was a man much given to introspection, doubting reality, and dreaming. None of which he revealed naturally. For the town of Lud was a prosperous, bustling little country port, situated at the confluence of two rivers, The Dapple and The Dawl, the former having its source in the land of Faerie, beyond the Elfin Marches and the Debatable Hills to the West.
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