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Confession of an Immortal Lover

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1482854074

Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore

Number of Pages : 92

Category : Art

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Book Summary: Once in a lifetime, everyone falls in love, and if your feelings are true, the entire universe conspires in your fairy tale. However, I wish to reflect on the dark part of love and how the pain is equally enjoyable when you have an incomplete story to tell. Yes, it’s not poetry or a sonnet but a story that I wish readers to experience, especially the youth. As the title does not suggest, the book is actually a collection of heart-written poems that portray honest confession of an immortal lover. The words deployed in this book are true feelings garnered in the most beautiful and simple manner in a language that only a lover can understand. The book is dedicated to the one who left an imperfect me in this perfect world that still fails to accept me and to the madness that made me write through these sleepless nights. “Some stories remain incomplete . . . incomplete forever. Writing these stories is an immortal lover.”

The Beguiling Verses

Author : Satavisha Mishra

ISBN10 : 9390487188

Publisher : The Little Booktique Hub

Number of Pages : 118

Category : Poetry

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Book Summary: Fortuned with human life, each one of us aspire to attain a pre-defined aim and seldom we compromise to put in efforts to accomplish this purpose. In a fast-moving life where everyone strives to maintain pace with time, those little things but yet of great importance tend to be out of one’s notice. In the dynamic world of creative writing, “The Beguiling Verses” is a thrust to create a unique impression on readers’ mind. As the title suggests, this book is inspired by every day incidents that would provoke your thoughts and above all would leave all its readers amused. People delightfully read poems due to the natural flow of words which makes the theme understandable and ultimately strikes chords with all the bibliophiles out there. Keeping this in mind, the genre of this book has been chosen as poetry. An amalgamation of 50 varied poetries, this book portrays the reality of life in the best possible manner.

Landmarks in Developmental Biology 1883–1924

Author : Klaus Sander

ISBN10 : 3642604927

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 108

Category : Science

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Book Summary: Developmental biology took shape between 1880 and the 1920s Basic concepts like the developmental role of chromosomes and the germ plasm (today's genome), self differentiation, embryonic regulation and induction, gradients and organizers hail from that period; indeed, the discipline was defined as a whole by the programmatic writings of Wilhelm Roux as early as 1889. The present essays cover the period up to the Nobel prize-winning work of Hans Spemann and Hilde Mangold. They were originally published in Roux's Archives of Developmental Biology, from Vol. 200 onward to the journal's centennial issues in 1995/96. The essays aim at introducing current adepts of developmental biology to observations and experiments that have lead their predecessors towards basic concepts still influential today.

Swan's Pond of Poems

Author : Jerry “Kisu” Swan Harris

ISBN10 : 1450001882

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 323

Category : Poetry

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Book Summary: This is a book of very beautifully written poetic stories. Jerry "Kisu" Swan Harris radiates a very commanding appearance, standing six feet five inches tall and wearing his years very well. He has his own unique style of writing his poems are stories that will take you on a journey be it good, bad or indifferent; in love or out of love. Some poems will make you laugh, some will make you cry. Then there are those that will make you long for that lost love from your yesteryears. Others will simply make you stop and think—hmmmm. So fasten your seatbelt, sit back, relax and take this exciting reading journey on the highways of written words paved thru highs and lows by my poet friend, Jerry “Kisu” Swan Harris. Believe me, you won’t regret it! Mary Ella (Smith) Butler ..Editor

The Fault in Our Stars

Author : John Green

ISBN10 : 1101569182

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: From #1 bestselling author John Green and now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Laura Dern! “The greatest romance story of this decade.″ —Entertainment Weekly #1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller #1 USA Today Bestseller #1 International Bestseller Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. From John Green, #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down, The Fault in Our Stars is insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw. It brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

The Navy of Edward VI and Mary I

Author : C.S. Knighton

ISBN10 : 1317023234

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 696

Category : History

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Book Summary: The reigns of Edward VI and Mary I remain largely by-passed in naval history, yet it was a vital time for the administration of the navy and it saw the apprenticeship of many who would lead the service in Elizabeth's later years. This volume helps to fill the gap and includes all the extant Treasurer's and Victualler's accounts for the two reigns together with entries taken verbatim from the State Papers which augment the calendar summaries previously published, and correct a good many errors. In addition documents are printed here for the first time from a variety of archives in Britain and abroad.

Prejudices, First Series

Author : H. L. Mencken

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Every now and then, a sense of the futility of their daily endeavors falling suddenly upon them, the critics of Christendom turn to a somewhat sour and depressing consideration of the nature and objects of their own craft.

Under the Surface

Author : Tom Wilber

ISBN10 : 0801464765

Publisher : Cornell University Press

Number of Pages : 280

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1907

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Book Summary: Running from southern West Virginia through eastern Ohio, across central and northeast Pennsylvania, and into New York through the Southern Tier and the Catskills, the Marcellus Shale formation underlies a sparsely populated region that features striking landscapes, critical watersheds, and a struggling economic base. It also contains one of the world's largest supplies of natural gas, a resource that has been dismissed as inaccessible-until recently. Technological developments that combine horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") have removed physical and economic barriers to extracting hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of gas from bedrock deep below the Appalachian basin. Beginning in 2006, the first successful Marcellus gas wells by Range Resources, combined with a spike in the value of natural gas, spurred a modern-day gold rush-a "gas rush"-with profound ramifications for environmental policy, energy markets, political dynamics, and the lives of the people living in the Marcellus region. Under the Surface is the first book-length journalistic overview of shale gas development and the controversies surrounding it. Control over drilling rights is at stake in the heart of Marcellus country-northeast Pennsylvania and central New York. The decisions by landowners to work with or against the companies-and the resulting environmental and economic consequences-are scrutinized by neighbors faced with similar decisions, by residents of cities whose water supply originates in the exploration area, and by those living across state lines with differing attitudes and policies concerning extraction industries. Wilber's evenhanded treatment gives a voice to all constituencies, including farmers and landowners tempted by the prospects of wealth but wary of the consequences, policymakers struggling with divisive issues, and activists coordinating campaigns based on their respective visions of economic salvation and environmental ruin. Wilber describes a landscape in which the battle over the Marcellus ranges from the very local-yard signs proclaiming landowners' allegiances for or against shale gas development-to often conflicting municipal, state, and federal legislation intended to accelerate, delay, or discourage exploration. For millions of people with a direct stake in shale gas exploration in the Marcellus or any number of other emerging shale resources in the United States and worldwide, or for those concerned about the global energy outlook, Under the Surface offers a worthwhile and engaging look at the issues.

Textual Practice

Author : Terence Hawkes

ISBN10 : 1135836795

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 130

Category : Education

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Book Summary: First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

High Crimes

Author : Michael Kodas

ISBN10 : 1401395414

Publisher : Hachette Books

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Sports & Recreation

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Book Summary: High Crimes is journalist Michael Kodas's gripping account of life on top of the world--where man is every bit as deadly as Mother Nature. In the years following the publication of Into Thin Air, much has changed on Mount Everest. Among all the books documenting the glorious adventures in mountains around the world, none details how the recent infusion of wealthy climbers is drawing crime to the highest place on the planet. The change is caused both by a tremendous boom in traffic, and a new class of parasitic and predatory adventurer. It's likely that Jon Krakauer would not recognize the camps that he visited on Mount Everest almost a decade ago. This book takes readers on a harrowing tour of the criminal underworld on the slopes of the world's most majestic mountain. High Crimes describes two major expeditions: the tragic story of Nils Antezana, a climber who died on Everest after he was abandoned by his guide; as well as the author's own story of his participation in the Connecticut Everest Expedition, guided by George Dijmarescu and his wife and climbing partner, Lhakpa Sherpa. Dijmarescu, who at first seemed well-intentioned and charming, turned increasingly hostile to his own wife, as well as to the author and the other women on the team. By the end of the expedition, the three women could not travel unaccompanied in base camp due to the threat of violence. Those that tried to stand against the violence and theft found that the worst of the intimidation had followed them home to Connecticut. Beatings, thefts, drugs, prostitution, coercion, threats, and abandonment on the highest slopes of Everest and other mountains have become the rule rather than the exception. Kodas describes many such experiences, and explores the larger issues these stories raise with thriller-like intensity.

Oedipus at Colonus

Author : Sophocles

ISBN10 : 1504062833

Publisher : Open Road Media

Number of Pages : 57

Category : Drama

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Book Summary: The ancient Greek tragedy about the exiled king’s final days—and the power struggle between his two sons. The second book in the trilogy that begins with Oedipus Rex and concludes with Antigone, Oedipus at Colonus is the story of an aged and blinded Oedipus anticipating his death as foretold by an earlier prophecy. Accompanied by his daughters, Antigone and Ismene, he takes up residence in the village of Colonus near Athens—where the locals fear his very presence will curse them. Nonetheless they allow him to stay, and Ismene informs him his sons are battling each other for the throne of Thebes. An oracle has pronounced that the location of their disgraced father’s final resting place will determine which of them is to prevail. Unfortunately, an old enemy has his own plans for the burial, in this heart-wrenching play about two generations plagued by misfortune from the world’s great ancient Greek tragedian.

Final Solution

Author : David Cesarani

ISBN10 : 1250037964

Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press

Number of Pages : 1056

Category : History

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Book Summary: David Cesarani’s Final Solution is a magisterial work of history that chronicles the fate of Europe’s Jews. Based on decades of scholarship, documentation newly available from the opening of Soviet archives, declassification of Western intelligence service records, as well as diaries and reports written in the camps, Cesarani provides a sweeping reappraisal that challenges accepted explanations for the anti-Jewish politics of Nazi Germany and the inevitability of the “final solution.” The persecution of the Jews, as Cesarani sees it, was not always the Nazis’ central preoccupation, nor was it inevitable. He shows how, in German-occupied countries, it unfolded erratically, often due to local initiatives. For Cesarani, war was critical to the Jewish fate. Military failure denied the Germans opportunities to expel Jews into a distant territory and created a crisis of resources that led to the starvation of the ghettos and intensified anti-Jewish measures. Looking at the historical record, he disputes the iconic role of railways and deportation trains. From prisoner diaries, he exposes the extent of sexual violence and abuse of Jewish women and follows the journey of some Jewish prisoners to displaced persons camps. David Cesarani’s Final Solution is the new standard chronicle of the fate of a heroic people caught in the hell that was Hitler’s Germany.

The Crucible

Author : Arthur Miller

ISBN10 : 1101665009

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Drama

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Book Summary: A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft—and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village. First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can. "A drama of emotional power and impact" —New York Post

12 Rules for Life

Author : Jordan B. Peterson

ISBN10 : 0345816048

Publisher : Random House Canada

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Psychology

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Book Summary: #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.

Noble Destiny

Author : Katie MacAlister

ISBN10 : 1402294409

Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Second in the beloved, hilarious Regency series that launched the career of New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister. If Dare thinks he can escape his fate... Having weathered the scandal of elopement with an Italian count who subsequently had the bad taste to die, Lady Charlotte Collins has set her sights on Alasdair "Dare" McGregor-one deliciously handsome and brilliantly inventive Scottish earl. Then he doesn't know Charlotte Charlotte doesn't accept that the McGregor family fortune is a sham and Dare is working desperately hard to find a way out. She has no intention of giving up one iota of either the success or the connubial bliss they both so clearly deserve. She will simply have to take their destiny into her own hands...with explosive results. Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca! "Imbued with a delectable sense of wit...an irresistible, laughter-laced treat." -Booklist "Another wonderful Regency romp. Funny and fast-paced, with surprising twists...a memorable book." -RT Book Reviews

Fate, Time, and Language

Author : David Foster Wallace

ISBN10 : 0231527071

Publisher : Columbia University Press

Number of Pages : 263

Category : Philosophy

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Book Summary: The Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Pale King and Infinite Jest weighs in on a philosophical controversy in this fascinating early work. In 1962, the philosopher Richard Taylor used six commonly accepted presuppositions to imply that human beings have no control over the future. David Foster Wallace not only took issue with Taylor's method, which, according to him, scrambled the relations of logic, language, and the physical world, but also detected a semantic trick at the heart of Taylor's argument. Fate, Time, and Language presents Wallace's brilliant critique of Taylor's work. Written long before the publication of his fiction and essays, Wallace's thesis reveals his great skepticism of abstract thinking and any school of thought that abandons "the very old traditional human verities that have to do with spirituality and emotion and community." As Wallace rises to meet the challenge to free will presented by Taylor, we witness the developing perspective of this major novelist, along with his struggle to establish solid logical ground for his convictions. This volume, edited by Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert, reproduces Taylor's original article and other works on fatalism cited by Wallace. James Ryerson's introduction connects Wallace's early philosophical work to the themes and explorations of his later fiction, and Jay Garfield supplies a critical biographical epilogue.

Twilight of Democracy

Author : Anne Applebaum

ISBN10 : 0771005865

Publisher : Signal

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian explains, with electrifying clarity, why elites in democracies around the world are turning toward nationalism and authoritarianism. From the United States and Britain to continental Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege, while authoritarianism is on the rise. In Twilight of Democracy, Anne Applebaum, an award-winning historian of Soviet atrocities who was one of the first American journalists to raise an alarm about antidemocratic trends in the West, explains the lure of nationalism and autocracy. In this captivating essay, she contends that political systems with radically simple beliefs are inherently appealing, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else. Despotic leaders do not rule alone; they rely on political allies, bureaucrats, and media figures to pave their way and support their rule. The authoritarian and nationalist parties that have arisen within modern democracies offer new paths to wealth or power for their adherents. Applebaum describes many of the new advocates of illiberalism in countries around the world, showing how they use conspiracy theory, political polarization, social media, and even nostalgia to change their societies. Elegantly written and urgently argued, Twilight of Democracy is a brilliant dissection of a world-shaking shift and a stirring glimpse of the road back to democratic values.

Merlyn's Mind

Author : Richard H. Orndorff

ISBN10 : 9780595602483

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 522

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Merlyn's Mind completes the original trilogy of segmented story-dreams by the sixth century Merlyn, the Scotsman. The Present, real time story-dream brothers, Robert the poet and Richard the writer, continue their theoretical discussions in real time from May 2007 into late February 2008. The Past, with Grandma's Stories begin with Lady Allowyn and Sir Geoffrey in the sixteenth century and works her way into the twentieth century where Grandma Earth ends her genealogical narratives with the nineteen year olds Robert and Richard Graystone and their future wives, Connie and Cindy Bleacher, at the dining room table celebrating the late FDR's January birthday with their respective parents and grandparents, first in 1960, then again in 1961. Thus, old Grandma completes word-filled human snapshots, fruitfully linking the Graystone and Bleacher generations from 12,000 years ago in the first book to the present, 2008, in the third book. Merlyn's suggestive Future, titled 'Pouch Text,' concludes with all the major characters alive but one. The family group ( a mixture of human beings and their physically and mentally human-like marsupial counterparts from HomePlanets across the Milky Way galaxy) focus on raising seven year old Diplomat, a hybrid of both species and cultures, on Earth.