Astronomer and anthropologist Anthony Aveni explains the history and culture surrounding solar eclipses, from prehistoric Stonehenge to Babylonian creation myths, to a confirmation of Einstein's theory of general relativity, to a spectacle ...
Author: Anthony F. Aveni
Publisher: Yale University Press
In anticipation of solar eclipses visible in 2017 and 2024, an exploration of the scientific and cultural significance of this mesmerizing cosmic display Since the first humans looked up and saw the sun swallowed by darkness, our species has been captivated by solar eclipses. Astronomer and anthropologist Anthony Aveni explains the history and culture surrounding solar eclipses, from prehistoric Stonehenge to Babylonian creation myths, to a confirmation of Einstein's theory of general relativity, to a spectacle that left New Yorkers in the moon's shadow, to future eclipses that will capture human imaginations. In one accessible and engaging read, Aveni explains the science behind the phenomenon, tracks eclipses across the ancient world, and examines the roles of solar eclipses in modern times to reveal the profound effects these cosmic events have had on human history. Colored by his own experiences--Aveni has witnessed eight total solar eclipses in his lifetime--his account of astronomy's most storied phenomenon will enthrall anyone who has looked up at the sky with wonder.
It has a pace, a beat, a cadence that is all its own.”—The Huffington Post “The ultimate voice of women’s fiction.”—Fresh Fiction “White’s dizzying carousel of a plot keeps those pages turning, so much so that the book ...
Author: Karen White
Revisit the beginning of New York Times bestselling author Karen White’s signature style in one of her earliest novels—a story about a love that defies time... IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON When Laura Truitt first sees the dilapidated plantation house, she’s overcome by a sense of familiarity. Inside, the owner claims to have been waiting for years and offers an old photograph of a woman with Laura’s face. Soon afterwards, when a lunar eclipse inexplicably thrusts Laura back in time to Civil War Georgia, she finds herself fighting not just for her heart, but for her very survival…. Includes an exclusive preview of Karen White’s next hardcover Praise for Karen White “There is a rhythm to the writing of Karen White. It has a pace, a beat, a cadence that is all its own.”—The Huffington Post “The ultimate voice of women’s fiction.”—Fresh Fiction “White’s dizzying carousel of a plot keeps those pages turning, so much so that the book can—and should be—finished in one afternoon.”—Oprah.com “This is storytelling of the highest order: the kind of book that leaves you both deeply satisfied and aching for more.”—Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author
This book explores the inspirations, ambitions, personalities, and experiences of the select few whose driving ambition was to fly to the moon.
Author: Francis French
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Tells the story of the exciting and challenging years in space flight, with two superpowers engaged in a titanic struggle to land one of their own people on the moon. This book explores the inspirations, ambitions, personalities, and experiences of the select few whose driving ambition was to fly to the moon.
Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros, a beautiful English heiress who has come to India to be married.
Author: M. M. Kaye
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
M. M. Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions, sweeps her readers back to the vast, glittering, sunbaked continent of India. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros, a beautiful English heiress who has come to India to be married. It is also the tale of Captain Alex Randall, her escort and protector, who knows that Winter's husband to be has become a debauched wreck of a man. When India bursts into flaming hatreds and bitter bloodshed during the dark days of the Mutiny, Alex and Winter are thrown unwillingly together in the brutal and urgent struggle for survival.
In this book one of the people who got really and truly close to her, shares his memories of this intriguing being - up, close and personal.
Author: Lutz Graf-Ulbrich
Nico would have celebrated her 77th birthday on the 16th of October 2015. The dark, morbid charisma of the mysterious chanteuse alias Christa Päffgen has haunted fans and admirers for decades. In this book one of the people who got really and truly close to her, shares his memories of this intriguing being - up, close and personal. In this fascinating memoir German Krautrock musician Lutz Ulbrich (Lüül) - now Lutz Graf-Ulbrich - describes how he met and fell for Nico in the Seventies and how this encounter led to a rocky on- and off-love affair, a long prolific artistic synergy and a lifelong friendship.
Lance Marshall has a nose for great news stories. It’s not surprising, since his werewolf abilities allow him to move with greater speed and stealth than any human. Now he’s on the prowl outside an ultra-exclusive Washington, D.C., nightclub—“The Castle”—a heavily protected building within a forested park. But he is not alone. There is someone else in the woods who wants to get inside the secretive club. Savannah Carpenter’s sister lies in a coma—and Savannah knows that the mysterious goings-on in the Castle have something to do with it. Her wild sister had visited the club several times to partake in some erotic—and dangerous—fun and games, and Savannah wants answers. To get them, she joins forces with Lance, and the two pretend to be lovers to gain entrance. But the raw passion that arises between them is anything but an act. And the closer they get to each other, the closer they get to uncovering the truth—and the monstrous evil that lies in the heart of the Castle.
... was at the other end of Bardstown Road in Fern Creek. It was a little place only
big enough to hold one car at a time with a generic name of “Tounasu Auto Body.
” “So do you live with your dad?” I asked curiously. - 45 -. Shadow. ofthe. Moon.
Author: Asher Lee
Enter a world where every day is like cotton candy; fuzzy, warm, and sweet. Where intoxicating music fills the air, lifting you high above the ground. Where there is magic in the streets, fueling the hearts of those who will accept it. Love, laughter, and unbridled youth are the foundations for NanaYa... Haru and Aki have their innocence left in an open box...waiting for the key.
front entrance I spot someone lurking in the shadows, keeping watch. Moving
round the back, I see another at the rear door. Slowly circling the house, I find
what I need on the east side: a small inconspicuous window. Stepping
Author: Katy Baker
Publisher: Katy Baker
***Grab your FREE copy*** The adventure continues in series 2... My name is Marney and I am immortal. I walk the night, hunting rogue vampires and keeping humanity safe. Once, I worked alone, cold-hearted, distant. But Ciaran Connor changed all that. A vampire, a sworn enemy of immortals, I should have hated him. But I didn’t. Far from it. With his help I foiled an attempt to destroy London. An attempt to enslave humanity. An attempt to give vampires dominance over the other races. After that life should be easy, right? Yeah, who am I kidding? Because one thing I’ve learned is that the past has a nasty habit of catching up with you. So when Ciaran’s past comes knocking, and dark secrets are revealed, my world is thrown into chaos. Again. Download your FREE copy! Book 2, The Lost One, is available now! Keywords: urban fantasy, gothic, free, freebie, free ebook, free romance, free vampire, free romance ebook, free fantasy book, free dark fantasy, free romance book, paranormal, vampire, serial, romance, free romance books, free romance book, romance, free, freebie, free book, free ebook, free romance ebook, free romance book, free romance novel, free book, free romance books, free fantasy, free paranormal, vampire love story, vampires, werewolves, witches, dark fantasy, supernatural, immortals, time travel romance, fantasy adventure, alpha, urban fantasy, fantasy romance, fantasy adventure, free fantasy, , vampire books, gothic, paranormal romance, paranormal, dark fantasy, magic, medieval, Celtic, paranormal romance, new adult romance, new adult, paranormal, vampires, immortals, erotic romance, steamy romance, contemporary romance, free, free ebook, free romance, vampire romance, free vampire romance, free vampire romance books, free paranormal romance, paranormal romance series, free vampire book, free vampire books, free vampires, paranormal romance free books
Randy told the small group, trying to line up the complex condition of the ages. It
was difficult to do. How can you describe the culmination of the darkness that has
plagued man down the centuries? That which has cast its shadow into man's ...
Author: JOHN S. BOHNE
This is the shocking story about the hidden cause of Terrorism. Few seem to be aware of the bloody manifestation moving toward their lives today on main street. The locales are strange, as are the characters in the Nether world around them. The story is high in suspense and action. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE ANYWHERE AT ANY TIME. This defining statement of the Age of Terror was put out on the wind in 1990. It has gone around the world, and even into commercials. This book is the amplification of it.
In front of me was a picture of Dr. Thomas Lowell, the man who'd treated me at
the hospital and who had once owned the Moonstone. The photo was for his
hospital ID, but the name of the file was 'Shadow.' My detective mind hearkened
Author: Mac Flynn
Publisher: Crescent Moon Studios, Inc.
All of Detective Maria Selena’s trials and troubles have paid off as she finally learns the truth about Shadow and his dealings. Unfortunately, fate brings with it more troubles as she must now decide what path to follow. Her choices are stark: allow herself to be lulled into his arms by his sensual touch, or break free of Shadow’s influence and be adrift in the strange world of the paranormal. One deliciously pleasurable night will help her decide. Heat level: Hot This is the eighth installment in an episodic series. KEYWORDS: new adult, mystery, paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, folklore, folktale, folk tale, legend, legends, myth, myths, action adventure, action, adventure, second chances, comedy, humor, horror, free, freebie, free book, free books, book, books, free ebook, ebook, free novel, rich, quick read, read, short, serial, series, college, funny, female protagonist, novel, secret, suspense, thriller, alpha male, literature, story, stories, hero, fiction, box, box set, boxed, boxed set, romance, free romance, free romance ebook, free romance ebooks, free romance book, free romance books, billionaire, wealthy, millionaire, women's fiction, racy, legal, free romance novel, free romance books, billionaire romance, seduction, sexy, sensual, urban, contemporary, 21st century, current, historical, past, demon, werewolf, shifter, shapeshifter, transform, wolf, sorcery, magic, detective, sleuth
From Amy Cherrix comes the extraordinary hidden story of the space race and the bitter rivalry that launched humankind to the moon.
Author: Amy Cherrix
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
An exhilarating dive into the secret history of humankind’s race to the moon, from acclaimed author Amy Cherrix. This fascinating and immersive read is perfect for fans of Steve Sheinkin’s Bomb and M. T. Anderson’s Symphony for the City of the Dead. You’ve heard of the space race, but do you know the whole story? The most ambitious race humankind has ever undertaken was masterminded in the shadows by two engineers on opposite sides of the Cold War—Wernher von Braun, a former Nazi officer living in the US, and Sergei Korolev, a Russian rocket designer once jailed for crimes against his country—and your textbooks probably never told you. Von Braun became an American hero, recognized the world over, while Korolev toiled in obscurity. These two brilliant rocketeers never met, but together they shaped the science of spaceflight and redefined modern warfare. From Stalin’s brutal Gulag prisons and Hitler’s concentration camps to Cape Canaveral and beyond, their simultaneous quests pushed science—and human ingenuity—to the breaking point. From Amy Cherrix comes the extraordinary hidden story of the space race and the bitter rivalry that launched humankind to the moon.
The story explains what is beautiful as well as ugly about the wolf.The story is fast-paced and full of interesting characters and several twists and turns to keep both the fantasy as well as the suspense and romance enthusiasts entertained ...
The grisly murder of a diplomat's son in Central Park draws NYPD Detective Gerald Meeker and FBI Special Agent Andee Trakes into a twisted and confusing investigation. Within hours, the evidence indicates the man was executed in the manner saved for werewolves. Andee Trakes is assigned to liaison with a history professor, who is an expert on folklore and legends. Professor Alwyn Lloyd, handsome, articulate and successful, not only agrees the method of death was indeed an execution, he claims to be a werewolf. Andee is torn between the desire to date the man and the suspicion to arrest him. From the initial killing in the park, a bloody spree is ignited that soon has Andee and Lloyd forced to work together to protect themselves and family members. Shadow of the Moon explores the world of werewolves and paints a picture of what is good about them, as well as bad. The story explains what is beautiful as well as ugly about the wolf. The story is fast-paced and full of interesting characters and several twists and turns to keep both the fantasy as well as the suspense and romance enthusiasts entertained.
A vivid portrait of an extraordinary family and their legacy follows the epic saga of young Scotsman Robert Chesney, who, with his ambitious and intelligent Native American wife and their four children, plays an important part in the ...
Author: Douglas C. Jones
Category: Frontier and pioneer life
A vivid portrait of an extraordinary family and their legacy follows the epic saga of young Scotsman Robert Chesney, who, with his ambitious and intelligent Native American wife and their four children, plays an important part in the shaping of America. Reprint. PW.
Beautiful, independent and fearless, Marcia Karnstein is ahead of her time-400 years ahead of her time!
Author: Joan Byrd
Beautiful, independent and fearless, Marcia Karnstein is ahead of her time-400 years ahead of her time! Bent on achieving justice in 1659, Marcia is intent on setting out with only her handmaid on a quest to Canterbury. A multitude of surprises await her, not the least of which is love, in fact divided affection. She is torn between the tenderness of Agar, a man of God, and a mysterious outlaw called the Moon Rider, wickedly charming and ruthless. Her adventure is filled with travail, kidnappers, murderous villains and monsters. And if she survives, she must choose between two men who seek her love.
Author: Kimberly Sherman-CookPublish On: 2010-09-08
Kimberly is an excellent guide, continuing the tradition of torchbearers in this important work of the psyche."—Christopher Penczak, author of The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft and The Witch's Coin
Author: Kimberly Sherman-Cook
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Coursing deep within every witch are currents of magick that ebb and flow along with the moon's rhythms. When you combine this powerful energy with your inner shadow, you can create real, positive change and transform your life through the mysteries of the dark moon. In the Shadow of 13 Moons offers a rich variety of new, in-depth ways to practice dark moon witchcraft. Kimberly Sherman-Cook guides you step by step through the process of dark moon magick and ritual work while taking you down the path of self-discovery. She seamlessly blends the art of shadow work with magickal practice to form a gentle yet empowering journey. Learn the sacred dance of the shadow as you follow a 13-moon cycle of meditations, rituals, spellwork, craft projects, and other practical exploratory techniques, which will connect you with your inner self and deepen your understanding of shadow craft. Bring about self-healing and inner balance Confront your shadow • Cast a circle of power Work with dark moon deities • Draw down the dark moon Ideal for solitary practitioners as well as coven members of all skill levels, In the Shadow of 13 Moons evolves with you on your path of personal transformation and spiritual growth. "In the Shadow of 13 Moons takes you on a journey into the shadow and back out again, helping you face what is unseen in a thoroughly open and non-dogmatic way. Kimberly is an excellent guide, continuing the tradition of torchbearers in this important work of the psyche."—Christopher Penczak, author of The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft and The Witch's Coin
Acclaimed science journalist David Baron, long fascinated by eclipses, re-creates this epic tale of ambition, failure, and glory in a narrative that reveals as much about the historical trajectory of a striving young nation as it does about ...
Author: David Baron
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
This “suspenseful narrative history” (Maureen Corrigan, NPR) brings to life the momentous eclipse that enthralled a nation and thrust American science onto the world stage. On a scorching July afternoon in 1878, at the dawn of the Gilded Age, the moon’s shadow descended on the American West, darkening skies from Montana Territory to Texas. This rare celestial event—a total solar eclipse—offered a priceless opportunity to solve some of the solar system’s most enduring riddles, and it prompted a clutch of enterprising scientists to brave the wild frontier in a grueling race to the Rocky Mountains. Acclaimed science journalist David Baron, long fascinated by eclipses, re-creates this epic tale of ambition, failure, and glory in a narrative that reveals as much about the historical trajectory of a striving young nation as it does about those scant three minutes when the blue sky blackened and stars appeared in mid-afternoon. Lauded as a “sweeping, compelling” (Wall Street Journal) work of science history, American Eclipse tells the story of the three tenacious and brilliant scientists who raced to Wyoming and Colorado to observe the rare event. Dedicating years of “exhaustive research to reconstruct a remarkable chapter of U.S. history” (Scientific American), award-winning writer David Baron brings to three-dimensional life these competitors—the planet-hunter James Craig Watson, pioneering astronomer Maria Mitchell, and the ambitious young inventor Thomas Edison—to thrillingly re-create the fierce jockeying of nineteenth-century American astronomy. With spellbinding accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, the mythologized age of the Wild West comes alive as never before. An “enthralling” (Daniel Kevles) and magnificent portrayal of America’s dawn as a scientific superpower, American Eclipse depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.