The Himalayan Codex

An R. J. MacCready Novel

Author: Bill Schutt,J. R. Finch

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062412574

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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"Looks like Schutt and Finch are filling the void left by the passing of Michael Crichton."--James Cameron, director/writer/explorer In the wake of World War II, zoologist and adventurer Captain R. J. MacCready is sent to the frozen mountain valleys of Tibet to find a creature of legend that may hold the secret to humankind’s evolutionary future—or the key to its extinction—in this explosive follow-up to Hell’s Gate. It is 1946, and the world is beginning to rebuild from the ashes of the devastating war. Marked by the perilous discoveries he encountered in the wilds of Brazil, Captain R. J. MacCready has a new assignment on the other side of the globe—a mission that may help him put the jungle’s horrors behind him. He is headed for the Himalayas, to examine some recently discovered mammoth bones. Arriving in Asia, Mac learns the bones are only a cover story. He’s really there to investigate an ancient codex allegedly written by Pliny the Elder, a fascinating text filled with explosive secrets. The Roman naturalist claimed to have discovered a new race of humans, a divergent species that inspired the myth of the Yeti and is rumored to have the ability to accelerate the process of evolution. If Pliny’s assertions are true, this seemingly supernatural ability holds unlimited potential benefits—and unlimited potential for destruction. Charged with uncovering more about this miracle species, Mac sets off into the remote mountain valleys of Tibet, using the codex as his guide. But the freezing climate and treacherous terrain are only the beginning of the dangers facing him. He must also contend with the brutal Chinese army and a species of native creature even the Yeti seem to fear. The deeper he plunges into the unknown, the more certain it appears that Mac and the associates who join his odyssey may not make it out alive. Combining plausible science, history, and action-packed thrills, The Himalayan Codex is a page-turning adventure sure to enthrall fans of James Rollins, Michael Crichton, Dan Brown, and Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.
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The Iron Codex

A Dark Arts Novel

Author: David Mack

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466890851

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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New York Times bestselling author David Mack's Dark Arts series continues as the wizards of World War II become the sorcerers of the Cold War in this globe-spanning spy-thriller sequel to The Midnight Front. Den of Geek—Best New Fantasy Books for Februaray 2019 1954: Cade Martin, hero of the Midnight Front during the war, has been going rogue without warning or explanation, and his mysterious absences are making his MI-6 handlers suspicious. In the United States, Briet Segfrunsdóttir serves as the master karcist of the Pentagon’s top-secret magickal warfare program. And in South America, Anja Kernova hunts fugitive Nazi sorcerers with the help of a powerful magickal tome known as the Iron Codex. In an ever-more dangerous world, a chance encounter sparks an international race to find Anja and steal the Iron Codex. The Vatican, Russians, Jewish Kabbalists, and shadowy players working all angles covet the Codex for the power it promises whoever wields it. As the dominoes start to fall, and one betrayal follows another, Anja goes on the run, hunted by friend and foe alike. The showdown brings our heroes to Bikini Atoll in March 1954: the Castle Bravo nuclear test. But unknown to all of them, a secret magick cabal schemes to turn America and its western allies toward fascism—even if it takes decades... The Dark Arts novels The Midnight Front The Iron Codex At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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PLANT STRESS TOLERANCE PHYSIOLOGICAL & MOLECULAR STRATEGIES

Author: Hemantaranjan, A.

Publisher: Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9386102196

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Page: 474

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The book entitled "Plant Stress Tolerance – Physiological & Molecular Strategies" has been especially edited for holistic development of the science of agriculture and crop production under distinctly changing environment. Resource utilization is always overlooked; hence a brief focus on sustainability has been remarkably presented to prove the meaningfulness of this publication. This book brings ingenious applied researches highlighting the major environmental factors coupled with scrupulous strategies in solving abiotic stresses in varied micro and macro agro-climatic conditions , in general, and unfolding the basis for tolerance mechanisms in plant systems, in particular.
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Advances In Plant Physiology Vol. 16

Author: Hemantaranjan, A.

Publisher: Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 938610203X

Category:

Page: 474

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The Advances in Plant Physiology, Volume 16 has been edited for holistic development of the science of agriculture and crop production under distinctly changing environment with worthy contributions from exemplary scientists of eminence in unambiguous fields and remarkably fulfilling the exact themes of the volume focusing upon Strategic Developments for Crop Tolerance & Sustainability for making scrupulous research especially under changing climate. Promisingly, 18 thought provoking reviews elevate the status of the Volume 16 with extra dimension, as distributed in seven suitable major sections of Ultra Techniques in Plant Physiology; Abiotic Stresses - Physiological and Molecular Implications; Microbial Diversity and Molecular Strategies in Plant Nutrition; Proteomic Research; Medicinal Plants, In Vitro Regeneration and Natural Products; Plant Physiology in Sustainability of Agriculture; and Section of Comprehensive Review all written by experienced contributors of eminence in vital fields. This volume would be enormously a prolific reference book for acquiring advanced knowledge by faculties, post-graduate and Ph.D. scholars in response to the innovative courses in Plant Physiology, Plant Biochemistry, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Plant Pathology, Microbiology, Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Botany. The Volume 16 would be assisting in enthusing minds of young researchers for making significant research so much required in the present scenario.
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Safety Evaluation of Certain Food Additives

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241660627

Category: Reference

Page: 284

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The toxicological monographs in this volume summarize the safety data on a number of food additives: branching glycosyltransferase from Rhodothermus obamensis expressed in Bacillus subtilis, cassia gum, ferrous ammonium phosphate, glycerol ester of gum rosin, glycerol ester of tall oil rosin, lycopene from all sources, octenyl succinic acid modified gum arabic, sodium hydrogen sulfate and sucrose oligoesters type I and type II. A monograph on the assessment of dietary exposure to cyclamic acid and its salts is also included. This volume and others in the WHO Food Additives Series contain information that is useful to those who produce and use food additives and veterinary drugs and those involved with controlling contaminants in food, government and food regulatory officers, industrial testing laboratories, toxicological laboratories and universities.
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The Darwin Strain

A Novel

Author: Bill Schutt,J. R. Finch

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062835491

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The authors of Hell’s Gate and The Himalayan Codex deliver their third high-octane thriller—a page-turning blend of science, history, and suspense featuring zoologist and adventurer Captain R. J. MacCready. “Looks like Schutt and Finch are filling the void left by the passing of Michael Crichton.”—James Cameron, director/writer/explorer Though the fighting has stopped and Hitler is vanquished, a dangerous new war between America and the Soviet Union has begun. Invaluable in defeating the Nazis, accidental crypto-zoologist R. J. MacCready and Yanni Thorne, an indigenous Brazilian and expert in animal behavior, are working for the Pentagon once again. Sent to a mysterious Greek island in a remote corner of the Mediterranean, they are investigating rumors about a volcanic spring with “miraculous” healing properties that the locals say is guarded by sea monsters from ancient legends. The islanders believe that, like Fatima, the spring is a gift from God. To the Greek Orthodox Church, it is a sign of a deadly evil foretold in apocalyptic texts. Alongside French and Chinese researchers—men who share their strange, blood-stained past—Mac and Yanni discover that the volcanic spring’s undersea plumes release an exotic microbe that can transform life with astonishing speed. To find the source of the Volcanic spring, Mac and Yanni must find a way to neutralize “the Dragons of Revelation”—a fearsome aquatic species also known as “Kraken,” which are preventing the scientists from exploring deep beneath the sea’s surface. Mutating at an astonishing pace, the Kraken have evolved into a chillingly high alien intelligence. As the race to possess the “miracle” microbe heats up, tensions between geopolitics, religion, and ordinary scientists confronted with the unknown escalate into chaos. Mac and Yanni know all too well that one wrong choice can easily set in motion a biological chain reaction that will reach across the decades to enhance—or destroy—everything that lives.
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The Next Human

Author: Jason Lincoln Jeffers

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1634438566

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Page: 324

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Your evolutionary journey begins and ends with Self-mastery, through the transformation of the Seven Selves. When you change your little me who means nothing to the universe perspective to an I am the center of all creation perspective, your whole existence and reason for living transforms. You awaken to your relevance, your significance, your duty to life, and you realize that the universe cannot evolve until you do.
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The Great Secret of Mind

Special Instructions on the Nonduality of Dzogchen

Author: Tulku Pema Rigtsal

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829045

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Dzogchen (Great Perfection) goes to the heart of our experience by investigating the relationship between mind and world and uncovering the great secret of mind's luminous nature. Weaving in personal stories and everyday examples, Pema Rigtsal leads the reader to see that all phenomena are the spontaneous display of mind, a magical illusion, and yet there is something shining in the midst of experience that is naturally pure and spacious. Not recognizing this natural great perfection is the root cause of suffering and self-centered clinging. After introducing us to this liberating view, Pema Rigtsal explains how it is stabilized and sustained in effortless meditation: without modifying anything, whatever thoughts of happiness or sorrow arise simply dissolve by themselves into the spaciousness of pure presence. The book is divided into chapters on the view, meditation as the path, conduct, the attainment, and the four bardos. Each chapter consists of mini-sections that can be read as stand-alone Dharma talks. Pema Rigtsal has studied and lived with several authentic Dzogchen masters and has surprising stories to tell about their unconventional methods to introduce students to the subtle view of Dzogchen.
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