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Jungle of Stone

Jungle of Stone
The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya

by William Carlsen

  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Release : 2017-04-25
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780062407405
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The extraordinary true story of the rediscovery of the Mayan civilization: In the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Empire of Ice, comes the forgotten tale of 19th century American John Lloyd Stephens’s quest to uncover and understand the ancient world’s most advanced civilization amid the jungles of Central America. Imagine The Lost City of Z, except the fabled lost jungle civilization really was found—an “Egypt in the Americas” in which 1,500-year-old pyramids and temples were hidden in impenetrable tropical forests, along with evidence of astonishingly sophisticated art, writing, science, and culture. In 1839, when John Lloyd Stephens, a dashing U.S. special ambassador to Central America, and Frederick Catherwood, an acclaimed British architect and draftsman, set out into the unexplored jungles of the Yucatan, Charles Darwin was aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, the Bible was the basic template of history, and most people believed the world was less than 6,000 years old. Deep in the jungles, they stumbled upon the wondrous ruins of the Mayan civilization—an astonishing find that would change western understanding of human history. In Jungle of Stone, William Carlsen uncovers the rich history of the ruins as he follows Stephens and Catherwood’s journey through present day Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Drawing upon Stephens’s journals and Cather’s magnificent illustrations—which became the bestselling book Incidents of Travel in Yucatan—Carlsen artfully tells the enthralling story of two great voyagers and the world they discovered.

Jungle of Steel and Stone

Jungle of Steel and Stone
A Book

by George C. Chesbro

  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Release : 2018-11-09
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 1789540178
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Veil Kendry dreams, he possesses a clarity normal people never experience, along with the power of volition, which allows him to enter the minds of others. Veil's strange gift was invaluable as an operative for the CIA, but now he's left that life behind and instead channels his unusual ability into art. When needed, though, he still applies his supernatural and clandestine skills to helping those in trouble. So when Veil crosses paths with a thief who stole a K'ung tribe religious idol from the same midtown art gallery that exhibits his dream-paintings, he's compelled to get involved—despite threats from a corrupt cop named Carl Nagle. Using his dream powers, Veil attempts to enter the mind of the thief in order to apprehend him. But there are others on the hunt, desperate to possess the artifact— and soon, Veil will find himself fighting just to stay alive.

Grenade at My Feet

Grenade at My Feet
How I Overcame Life's Worst Challenges

by Wilfredo Gomez

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2015-04-07
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 1503547345
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I was given the gift of writing poetry when my mother passed away on June 27th 2004. As she had her last breath, she passed the gift on to me. My inspirations to start telling my life story through poetry began. My interest in poetry increased once I realized I obtained the same talent as my cousin Miguel Pinero. He was a great playwright, actor and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café; he was the writer of the play Short Eyes and was nominated New York Critics Circle Award, Obie Award and Drama Desk Award. Through my poems, I tell my story of early child abuse, witnessing domestic violence towards my mother, depression leading to drug abuse and my struggle staying away from abusing drugs and alcohol. Also, I express my feelings towards my wife’s life struggle, and supporting the LGBT Community. I wanted to put my story out there and show others that giving up and being defeated by obstacles is not the way to go. Keep fighting and overcome every bad situation being thrown.

Jungle of the Maya

Jungle of the Maya
A Book

by Douglas Goodell,Jerry Barrack,Jim Wright

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2006-11-01
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9780292714120
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Selva Maya (Jungle of the Maya) is one of the world's most magical yet least appreciated places—an enormous tropical forest that encompasses much of Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. At 9,000,000 acres, it is the largest contiguous tropical forest north of the Amazon in the Western Hemisphere. Within its borders, the Selva Maya provides habitat for an astonishing diversity of plants and animals—more than 500 species of birds alone. The forest also contains the fascinating ruins of ancient Maya cities, which attract visitors and researchers from all over the globe. Jungle of the Maya presents a stunning photographic portrait of this irreplaceable natural treasure. Nature photographers Douglas Goodell and Jerry Barrack capture the living wonders of the jungle—jaguars and other cats; spider and howler monkeys; hummingbirds and butterflies; and snakes, amphibians, and insects—as well as the region's hallmark Maya sites, including Tikal, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, and Tulum. Environmental writer Jim Wright invitingly describes the Selva Maya's natural and human history, helping visitors and residents appreciate the riches to be found in the forest and the need to protect and preserve them for generations to come. Because human activities are encroaching more and more on the Mayan forest, Jungle of the Maya is a beautiful book with a timely message. As renowned naturalist Archie Carr III sums it up in his foreword, "Today, the Selva Maya is at risk again. As modern beings, can we manage the forest better than we believe the ancient Maya did? We should. We have the archaeological record to draw from. We have modern science. And we still have inspiration whispered to us by spirits in the great plazas of Tikal and beyond. Turn the pages, and witness."

The Waiting List

The Waiting List
An Iraqi Woman's Tales of Alienation

by Dayzī Amīr,Barbara Parmenter,Mona Mikhail

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN : 9780292790674
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Daisy Al-Amir is one of the more visible figures in women's fiction in the Arab world today. This collection of stories, originally published in Lebanon as Ala La'ihat al-Intizar, is the most recent of her five publications. Her stories intimately reflect women's experiences in the chaotic worlds of the Lebanese civil war and the rise of Saadam Hussain as Iraq's leader. Set in Iraq, Cyprus, and Lebanon, the stories shed light on an unusual Middle East refugee experience—that of a cultural refugee, a divorced woman who is educated, affluent, and alone. Al-Amir is also a poet and novelist, whose sensual prose grows out of a long tradition of Iraqi poetry. But one also finds existential themes in her works, as Al-Amir tries to balance what seems fated and what seems arbitrary in the turbulent world she inhabits. She deals with time and space in a minimalist, surreal style, while studying the disappointments of life through the subjective lens of memory. Honestly facing the absence of family and the instability of place, Al-Amir gives lifelike qualities to the inanimate objects of her rapidly changing world. In addition to the stories, two examples of the author's experimental poems are included. In her introduction, Mona Mikhail places these stories and poems in the context of contemporary Islamic literature and gender studies.

Jungle of Steel & Stone

Jungle of Steel & Stone
A Book

by George C. Chesbro

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9780892962044
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When a priceless African artwork is stolen from a Manhattan art gallery by a K'ung warrior-prince, Veil Kendry, a clairvoyant painter and expert in the martial arts, must draw on all his powers to track down the thief

The Journey

The Journey
Stories

by Kiśorīcaraṇa Dāsa,K. C. Das

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Center for
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 0891480811
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This exceptional collection of stories explores human emotions and motivations in all their untidiness.

Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett
Poet and Critic

by Lawrence E. Harvey

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2019-01-29
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0691196788
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Making available for the first time the entire known corpus of Beckett's poetry and extensive excerpts from the early unpublished prose, the author's study of Beckett's poetry and criticism provides the opening chapter in the story of the evolution of a formidable talent. Originally published in 1970. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Dream of Fair to Middling Women

Dream of Fair to Middling Women
A Book

by Samuel Beckett

  • Publisher : Arcade Publishing
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9781559702171
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Centers around the activities of Belacqua, a precursor of the playright's more mature Molloy

Jungle of Glass

Jungle of Glass
The New Ed Rogan Mystery

by Gerald J. Davis

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2002-08-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0595235794
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Someone has kidnapped the Honorary Consul of Ireland in El Salvador and is demanding a large ransom. Ed Rogan, a tough-as-nails private investigator, is hired to find the victim before the man's heart medication runs out. In his quest for the dark answers to the puzzle, Rogan enters a deadly jungle of intrigue, deceit and treachery. The rebels are after Rogan, the military is after him and a beautiful woman is trying to kill him. The action in this fast-paced thriller moves between New York penthouses and El Salvador mansions in a dangerous and exciting search for a missing man whose days are numbered unless Rogan can find him in time.

Casting the First Stone

Casting the First Stone
A Book

by Frances Fyfield

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-11-28
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1405516747
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A year after her husband's death, young widow and art collector Diana Porteous listlessly roams the beach near her home. Her friend and agent Saul takes action, introducing her to his stylish, anarchic sister, Sarah, to pep her up. They plan that Di should rediscover her talents as a thief, as well as art expert, to recover stolen paintings - and begin with Steven, the neighbour's son, who is amassing works of art in a strange building in London, including work stolen from his mother. But if Di is interested in his illicit treasures, he is equally fascinated by hers - and in the secrets still held in that house by the sea. . .

The Soul Smith

The Soul Smith

by Adrian V. Diglio

  • Publisher : Ingot Publishing
  • Release : 2015-05-19
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Clan Wyndlyn, a tribe of antler-endowed warriors known as elkin, have united their forces with a neighboring clan. Though Erador Wyndlyn, a promising warrior that takes pride in his heritage, grows suspicious of the other clan’s intentions. It isn't long before Erador finds himself thrust into a position of leadership over the clan after the murder of his father. His first order of business: vengeance. And he'll do anything to get it. However, his crusade for revenge unknowingly leads him amidst the dealings of a demi-god.

The Skein Of Lament

The Skein Of Lament
Book Two of the Braided Path

by Chris Wooding

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2010-08-26
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 0575085967
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The second book in the acclaimed new fantasy trilogy The grip of the Weavers on Saramyr's rulers has grown ever tighter. And all the while the blight that they have brought to the land grips ever more harshly. This cannot last and, sure enough, the land is slipping into civil war. In the growing chaos Kaiku and the orphaned heir-Empress must fight for their destiny and their survival as Saramyr succumbs to the twisting of the Weave and the unknowable ambitions of the secretive Weavers. Chris Wooding has created a vivid and turbulent world with an authentic oriental air and its own rich and ancient history. Across this world plays an action packed plot of politics, violence and betrayal. This is an extraordinary fantasy for the 21st century.

Morpheus Tales: The Best Weird Fiction Volume 5

Morpheus Tales: The Best Weird Fiction Volume 5
A Book

by Adam Bradley,Matt Leyshon,Adrian Ludens,Lee Clark Zumpe,Gary Budgen,et al

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2016-05-15
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 1326655299
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collected together for the first time, the best weird fiction from Morpheus Tales, the UK's most controversial weird fiction magazine! Only the very best weird fiction has been hand-picked from the Morpheus Tales archives to create the fifth collected volume of the magazine Christopher Fowler calls "edgy and dark". Featuring fiction by David Lear, Brockton McKinney, Lee Clark Zumpe, Robert Sagirs, Sean Logan, Adrian Ludens, Candra Hope, Ed Plotts, Glen Garrick, Matthew Piskun, Deborah Walker, Paul Johnson-Jovanovic & James Brooks Anthony Baynton, Sharon Baillie, Matt Leyshon, Matthew Acheson, Kyle Hemmings, James Gabriel, Gary Budgen. Established horror best-sellers rub shoulders with rising stars and newcomers in this diverse collection of short weird fiction.

The New Cambridge English Course 4 Class Cassette Set (3 Cassettes)

The New Cambridge English Course 4 Class Cassette Set (3 Cassettes)
A Book

by Michael Swan,Catherine Walter,Desmond O'Sullivan

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1993-06-24
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN : 9780521376648
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New Cambridge English Course is a four-level course for learners of English.

Three Days in the Zone of Eternity

Three Days in the Zone of Eternity
A Novel

by Jozef Wiktor Wodziczko

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2011-10-13
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1456798235
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Never before has a writers imagination gone as deep, as wide and as earnestly into the other world as in this book. Here you will find a true and detailed explanation about the world and life that await us after this life. You will learn the truth about the beginning of all existence and what the author believes will be the future and the end of the human race. During this voyage of discovery, you will also enjoy an emotional story about the extraordinary experiences of two friends, in the Zone of Eternity and back in the material world.

Ruwaida

Ruwaida
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : R. A. Jones
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0981433731
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories
A Book

by Bernard Malamud

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2011-04-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781429930895
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New York Times Notable Book of the Year Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1997 With an Introduction by Robert Giroux, The Complete Stories of Bernard Malamud is "an essential American book," Richard Stern declared in the Chicago Tribune when the collection was published in hardcover. His praise was echoed by other reviewers and by readers, who embraced the book as they might a displaced person in one of Malamud's stories, now returned to us, complete and fulfilled and recognized at last. The volume gathers together fifty-five stories, from "Armistice" (1940) to "Alma Redeemed" (1984), and including the immortal stories from The Magic Barrel and the vivid depictions of the unforgettable Fidelman. It is a varied and generous collection of great examples of the modern short story, which Malamud perfected, and an ideal introduction to the work of this great American writer.

Escape

Escape
A Book

by Dominique Manotti,Ros Schwartz

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-07-15
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1909807745
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It's 1987. Two prisoners, both Italian, break out of prison in a rubbish lorry. One heads for Paris, the other to Milan. The first Carlo, is killed in a shoot-out during a bank robbery - under suspicious circumstances. Frightened by the manhunt launched by Interpol, the second prisoner, Filippo, returns to Paris where he becomes a security guard. He spends his nights writing the story of a Red Brigadier, as recounted to him in prison by Carlo. His landlady Cristina finds him a publisher and the book becomes a bestseller. Filippo, carefully coached by his publishers press office, steadfastly refuses to own the story, insisting that all his stories are fiction and that this is a work of imagination. The public don t buy it, neither do the police, and dogged investigations begin to produce the reasons why. Ultimately Filippo cannot escape his fate: that of a man with an assumed identity that carries far greater risks than his own.

Born in the Jungles of Burma

Born in the Jungles of Burma
Behind Enemy Lines in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations

by Andrew Wax

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2010-08-11
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN : 1443824550
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This researcher examined the evolution of warfare in an unforgiving environment, necessitating an innovative method of warfare never attempted on a large scale. It details the early history of air supply and support near the end of WWI up to and including the war in Europe in 1939 and the expanding war in Asia following the December 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and subsequent offensives in southeast Asia. The China-Burma-India Theater (CBI) became an important component of Allied efforts. Low in Allied priority, the difficulties encountered by the Southeast Asia Command (SEAC) increased. Burma, a British colony, was a region with few all-weather roads; the only rail lines available were in enemy hands 150 miles inside Japanese lines. Temperatures reached 110 degrees Fahrenheit with rainfall as much as 200 inches per year. Additionally, the nearest friendly seaport was more than 500 miles away. The Allied offensive, scheduled for the spring of 1944, incorporated a multi-pronged ground attack on three different Japanese fronts. To achieve success, it was essential to develop the only logical means of sustainability for ground forces: Air Supply and Support. Described herein are the efforts of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) and the Royal Air Force (RAF), creating a singularly unique air unit: Air Commando 1. The coordination of Allied tactics and doctrines were worked out with a clear delineation of the chain of command. When Air Commando 1 arrived in India, the framework that became the Allied offensive, codenamed “Operation THURSDAY” was laid. For the survival of soldiers contracting one of the numerous diseases (Burma has the largest number of snakes per square mile) or suffering from combat related wounds and injuries, it was essential to receive quick medical attention. It was in the CBI that SEAC established an effective method of air evacuation that made the difference between life and death. The research unearthed most of the heretofore publicly unknown aspects of the campaign, explored in the author’s thesis, which indicate that the first sustained effort of air supply and support deep within enemy-held territory established a vital method of warfare deployed in subsequent wars.