The Tears of Re

Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt

Author: Gene Kritsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019936138X

Category: Bee culture

Page: 160

View: 9494

According to Egyptian mythology, when the god Re cried, his tears turned into bees upon touching the ground. Beyond the realm of myth, the honey bee is a surprisingly common and significant motif in Egyptian history, playing a role in the mythology, medicine, art, and food of the ancient culture. In this book, entomologist Gene Kritsky presents the first full-length discussion of the ways in which bees were a part of life in ancient Egypt, shedding light on one of the many mysteries of the ancient world. Kritsky delves into ancient Egypt's complex society, revealing that bees had a significant presence in everything from death rituals to trade. In fact, beekeeping was a state-controlled industry, and in certain instances honey could even be used to pay taxes! Honey was used both to sweeten foods and treat cuts, and was sometimes used as a tribute or offering. From the presence of bees in paintings and hieroglyphs in tombs to the use of beeswax in a variety of products, bees had a significant presence in ancient Egyptian culture.

The Tears of Power

Author: Kit Cain

Publisher: Christopher Cain

ISBN: 0978000617


Page: N.A

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The Tears Of Power is a fable for all ages from ten to eternity about a mouse named Victor who lives in Edgeville, a mouse town located at the edge of everything . the river, the fields, the forest, the mountains, and the sky. Victor is entirely unlike his nine brothers and sisters, having an innate courage and belief in himself that compels him to be an inveterate wanderer into areas not at all suited to mouse longevity. His secret forays into the town dump yield treasures too numerous to bring home, thus requiring ingenious extraction and storage solutions of pack-rat proportion . often resulting in life-endangering adventure. Edgeville quickly becomes too small for his restless soul, so he ventures out into the world of the great unknown, learning to repair boats, pilot tugboats, fly helicopters, and be a real friend to those he meets along the way. Victor makes unusual friends like Oddie the Otter and Mo the musical Mole who teach him to be street-wise in the face of a deceitful world. Minkie, his flight instructor, teaches him to overcome fear with thorough training, practice, and constant vigilance. It is Eagle, though, who teaches Victor to think, and introduces him to the inner powers of his soul . finally telling him what the Tears of Power really are.Both versions of the book are masterfully illustrated with 24 illustrations by Scott Peck.

The Tears of Dark Water

Author: Corban Addison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784292206

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 1874

Daniel and Vanessa Parker are an American success story. He is a Washington, D.C. power broker, and she is a doctor with a thriving practice. But behind the façade, their marriage is a shambles, and their teenage son, Quentin, is self-destructing. In desperation, Daniel dusts off a long-delayed dream - a sailing trip around the world. Little does he know that the voyage he hopes will save them may destroy them instead. Half a world away, on the lawless coast of Somalia, Ismail Ibrahim is plotting the rescue of his sister, Yasmin, from the man who murdered their father. Driven to crime by love and loyalty, he hijacks ships for ransom money. There is nothing he will not do to save her, even if it means taking innocent life. Paul Derrick is the FBI's top hostage negotiator. His twin sister Megan, is a celebrated defense attorney. When Paul is called to respond to a hostage crisis at sea, he has no idea how far it will take them both into their traumatic past - or the chance it will give them to redeem the future. Across continents and oceans, through storms and civil wars, their paths converge in a single, explosive moment. It is a moment that will test them, and break them, but that will also leave behind a glimmer of hope - that out of the ashes of tragedy the seeds of justice and reconciliation can grow, not only for themselves but also for Somalia itself.

XIII - Volume 3 - All the Tears of Hell

Author: Jean Van Hamme

Publisher: Cinebook

ISBN: 1849189307

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

View: 2464

Convicted of murder and sent to a high-security prison for the criminally insane, XIII finds himself not only unable to continue searching for his past, but also at the mercy of his enemies. Unbeknownst to him, though, General Carrington and the beautiful (and deadly) Lieutenant Jones are still trying to unravel the mystery of the presidential assassination. All they have to do is find a way to help him before he loses his life–or his mind.

The Tears of Sensibility

Novels ...

Author: François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d' Arnaud

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Tears of the Prophet

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434957810


Page: N.A

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The Tears of the Sun

Author: S. M. Stirling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110154385X

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 7993

Rudi Mackenzie has traveled from the land where the sun sets to the land where it rises and back. He has found his weapon—the Sword crafted for him before he was born. He has made friends from among his enemies and found enemies where he expected friends. He has won the heart and hand of the woman he has loved his entire life. Now Rudi is Artos, the High King of Montival, and his final destiny awaits him. He must face and defeat the forces of the Church Universal and Triumphant. Everything in the present, everything in the future, depends on the outcome of the conflict. And like his father before him, Rudi knows that in winning the war he might well lose his life...

The Tears of the Singers

Author: Melinda Snodgrass

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743419707

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3555

The Tears Of The Singers Captain Kirk and the U.S.S Enterprise™ join the Klingons to avert disaster in the Taygeta V system -- where a time/space warp has swallowed a spaceship without a trace. Spock suspects a link between the anomaly and the inhabitants of Taygeta, semi-aquatic creatures killed for the jewel-like tears secreted at the moment of death. But a mutinous Klingon officer threatens the vital mission, as a desperate Kirk and Spock race to save the Taygetians, the Federation -- and the entire universe!

The Tears of Time

Author: Susan Hanson

Publisher: Jim Hanson


Category: Fiction

Page: 104

View: 2017

Richard Nightingale chases a 100 year old riddle to track down a modern killer.

Tears Of The Moon

Number 2 in series

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748110895

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7641

Talented songwriter Shawn Gallagher works as the cook in the family pub. With no responsibilities and no ties, Shawn seems happy with his life. No one understands why he doesn't put his musical gifts to profitable use - least of all Brenna O'Toole. Tough and independent, Brenna has also been secretly in love with Shawn for years. When she finally admits her true feelings, Shawn rejects her advances, protective of his single life. But Brenna doesn't give up that easily. And there are other forces at work in the enchanting village of Ardmore. Perhaps fate will step in with a helping hand...

The Tears of the Indians

Being an Historical and True Account of the Cruel Massacres and Slaughters of Above Twenty Millions of Innocent People Committed by the Spaniards in the Islands of Hispaniola, Cuba, Jamaica, Etc. As Also, in the Continent of Mexico, Peru, and Other Places of the West Indies, to the Total Destruction of Those Countries

Author: Bartolomé de las Casas

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians, Treatment of

Page: 126

View: 3706


Chemie der Tränen


Author: Peter Carey

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104022380

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 770

Peter Carey erzählt von der Zerbrechlichkeit des Lebens und unseren Versuchen, einmal Zerbrochenes wieder zusammenzusetzen. Eine verlassene Frau, ein einsamer Junge. Catherine ist Kuratorin im Londoner Museum für Kunsthandwerk, ein Haus voller Schätze, in dem sie Uhren und Spieldosen betreut. Und sie ist verlassen, denn ihr Geliebter ist tot. Wie betäubt wendet sie sich einem alten Wunderwerk zu, einem künstlichen Schwan, der vor über 100 Jahren im Schwarzwald erbaut wurde: für einen kleinen Jungen, im Auftrag seines Vaters. Der erhoffte sich von der Maschine das Weiterleben seines Sohnes, so wie Catherine ihre Liebe retten will. Am Ende gelingt es – um den Schwan bildet sich endlich die Familie, von der der Vater immer nur geträumt hatte. Bewegend und einfallsreich, voller Erfindungen, Schlichen und Charme erzählt Peter Carey einen mitreißenden Roman über die Liebe und ein trotziges Buch gegen den Tod.

The Tears Of Mary

Author: Scott Baker Sweeney

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1452059128

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 7260

Austin Brock is a typical Indiana farm boy who grew up in the mid nineteen seventies, handsome, hardworking, and raised with a strong religious foundation. But Austin was not content with spending the rest of his life shoveling silage; he aspired to see what more the world would offer. Never in his wildest dreams could he imagine what his future had in store. His ticket off the farm came in the form of an acceptance letter to Notre Dame. Notre Dame was where Austin befriended and also betrayed the trust of his roommate Tommy O’Shea. Tommy was also a farm lad, but on a different scale, the O’Shea’s were a wealthy aristocratic family from Ireland. All was well until Tommy confided in Austin and revealed a secret only known by a select few families or clans in Europe and parts of the Christian community in the Middle East. The “secret” is an unwritten lore of great biblical significance, revealing a priceless gift of unbelievable beauty, and mysterious powers. However you will find out this beauty was not meant to be seen by all eyes. Little did Tommy know that his trusted secret would end up in print, get Austin in hot water with the University and end the boys’ friendship. The betrayed roommate would leave his American counterpart and return to his homeland, little did Tommy know that the secret lore he shared with Austin would come back to haunt his Irish family. Austin would go to Ireland a few years later to find Tommy, not as a friend, but as a United States Navy Seal; he would be working in conjunction with the C.I.A. and British intelligence. Apparently, Austin wasn’t the only one who found out about Tommy’s Irish lore. According to secret intelligence one wealthy treasure hunter is willing to fund terror groups in return for finding and retrieving this priceless bounty. Worse yet, some intelligence suggest that reward for this treasure will be paid not in currency or bonds, but something much worse. The “much worse” part is why the United States and England are frantically searching as well. So it’s a race to find the “Tears of Mary”. Would they be able to find them in time before the bad guys? Austin has several mysterious encounters with both good and evil forces, falls in love and in the end saves the day. Or does he? Read the book!

The Tears of Autumn

Author: David Wiltshire

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0709099290

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3328

For two couples honeymooning in Sorrento, the future is uncertain, but they are full of the vigour and promise of youth. The year is 1938 and the Munich crisis is just over- a relief for both Biff and Rosemary Banks and their new found friends Konrad and Anna von Riegner. Biff is a pilot in the RAF and Konrad an Oberleutnant-zur-See in the German Kriegsmarine.Together they tour the Amalfi coast, and visit the ruins at Pompeii. As the time comes to part, they swear undying friendship, and resolve to meet again in a year's time. But eleven months later, their countries and their friendship are torn apart by a terrible war - a war that will last for six long years. At the end of it, will their friendship have survived?

Al's Well

Author: Gregory Dark

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780992084

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

View: 2379

The mid-life crisis becomes the lifetime’s crisis. The fling becomes the affair , the affair becomes the love affair , the love affair becomes the murder. Set within the châteaux and vineyards of Southern France, ‘Al’s Well’ is a story of many kinds of love: of sexual passion and emotional desperation; of cravings for romance and danger and fulfilment; of lusts simultaneously for the intimate and the superficial; of proscribed love buttressing married love. At one level, ‘Al’s Well’ is the tale of the adulterous affair between the sassy American, Trove, and the geeky Englishman, Mike. At another, it chronicles the consequent deepening of the relationship of Trove with her sculptor husband, Al. At all levels, ‘Al’s Well’ is love under the microscope – but a microscope of lenses either chortling with laughter or crumpled in tears , or both. Gregory Dark already enjoys a reputation for prose of enormous wit, charm and beauty. These qualities are again in abundance in this, his first book of which love is the central theme.

The Twelve Kingdoms: The Tears of the Rose

Author: Jeffe Kennedy

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758294468

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6343

Three sisters. Motherless daughters of the high king. The eldest is the warrior-woman heir; the middle child is shy and full of witchy intuition; and the youngest, Princess Amelia, she is as beautiful as the sun and just as generous. Ami met her Prince Charming and went away to his castle on the stormy sea-cliffs—and that should have been her happily ever after. Instead, her husband lies dead and a war rages. Her middle sister has been taken into a demon land, turned into a stranger. The priests and her father are revealing secrets and telling lies. And a power is rising in Ami, too, a power she hardly recognizes, to wield her beauty as a weapon, and her charm as a tool to deceive. . . Amelia has never had to be anything but good and sweet and kind and lovely. But the chess game for the Twelve Kingdoms has swept her up in it, and she must make a gambit of her own. Can the prettiest princess become a pawn—or a queen? Praise for The Twelve Kingdoms "Well-written and swooningly romantic." —Library Journal, starred review "Will captivate you from beginning to end with a richly detailed fantasy world." —RT Book Reviews


Author: Peter Preston


ISBN: 1326468731

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 5662

'Hor' is both a novel and a book-length prose-poem. Based on the most sacred of ancient Egyptian texts, it tells the story of the journey of the sun-god, Re, through the Underworld towards the dawn. Woven into this central theme are the mysteries of the ancient mythology as recorded in such texts as the Book of the Dead and the Book of Caverns from the tomb of the pharaoh, Rameses VI.