Acacia

Author: David Anthony Durham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407056190

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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Ruling from the island of Acacia, the emperor of the Known World has inherited an apparent peace and prosperity won by his ancestors generations ago. He's an intelligent man, a widower who dotes on his four children and it is this devotion that obliges him to hide a terrible secret from them: that their prosperity rests on the dark realities of trafficking in drugs and human lives. A man of integrity, he hopes that he might bring an end to this vile trade, but powerful forces stand in his way. And then an assassin strikes, a lone killer sent by the Mein, an ancient foe long ago exiled to the frozen north. Now the Mein have returned to take revenge on their old enemy and begin a series of brutal surprise assaults on Acacia. Mortally wounded, the emperor puts into play a plan that will allow his children to escape, to fulfil their destinies. And so begins a quest to avenge a father's death and restore an empire - this time on the basis of universal freedom...

Acacia

Macht und Verrat ; Roman

Author: David Anthony Durham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442244942

Category:

Page: 796

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Ein Opus Magnum, das Bilder von archaischer Kraft heraufbeschwört Seit zweiundzwanzig Generationen herrscht von der Insel Acacia aus das mächtige Geschlecht der Akarans über ein Reich, das fast die gesamte bekannte Welt umspannt. Doch unter der Oberfläche aus Glanz und Reichtum schwelt schon seit langem ein Feuer, das jederzeit ausbrechen könnte. Denn Acacias Friede und Wohlstand sind auf Verrat begründet. Und als ein Attentäter aus dem eisigen Norden sich an den Hof von Acacia aufmacht, scheint es, als müsste König Leodan den Preis für diesen Verrat jetzt bezahlen. Und mit ihm sein ganzes Volk - denn dem Attentäter folgt eine noch viel größere Bedrohung ... "Eine Eroberung weckt den Durst nach einer weiteren Eroberung." Nicolá Machiavelli "Shakespeare hätte diesen Roman geliebt." James Patrick Kelly "Der Roman liefert die Schauwerte einer archaischen Welt und prüft sie mit einem modernen Bewusstsein für die Relativität der Wahrheit." Stuttgarter Zeitung

Acacia 3

Reiche Ernte

Author: David Anthony Durham

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641084768

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

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Der krönende Abschluss der mehrfach preisgekrönten Trilogie Dariel Akkaran, der jüngere Bruder der mächtigen Königin von Acacia, hält sich noch immer in den Fernen Landen auf, um dort endlich ein uraltes Unrecht aus der Welt zu schaffen: die seit Generationen währende Verschleppung von Kindersklaven aus Acacia als Tribut an die Fernen Lande. Dariels Schwester Mena reist derweil in den fernen Norden, um sich einer Invasion durch die gefürchteten Auldek in den Weg zu stellen. Vom Erfolg ihrer beider Missionen hängt das Schicksal der ganzen Welt ab.

Acacia 2

Die Fernen Lande

Author: David Anthony Durham

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641045231

Category: Fiction

Page: 784

View: 3118

Ein fantastisches Epos mit dem Flair eines großen historischen Romans Dariel Akkaran ist zwar häufig anderer Meinung als seine Schwester, der Königin von Acacia, dennoch dient er ihr treu. Und auch als sie ihn auf eine selbstmörderische Mission in die Fernen Lande schickt, gehorcht er ihr. Er hofft herauszufinden, warum seit vielen Jahren mit königlicher Duldung unzählige Kindersklaven aus Acacia in die Fernen Lande verschleppt werden. Doch als Dariel schließlich die schreckliche Wahrheit erkennt, kann er nichts dagegen unternehmen – wenn er nicht ganz Acacia in den Untergang reißen will!

Acacia

Author: Machingaidze, Tendai

Publisher: African Perspectives Publishing

ISBN: 0992228522

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 4740

Acacia is a strong and independent woman whose heart and heritage lie rooted in Africa, while her reality in contemporary America finds itself in a very different time and place. In living her life, she must breach the distance between her current space and the ties that bind her. Straddling two sometimes opposing worlds of medicine and dance, Dr Acacia Graeme must find the balance between feeding her mind through work and study, and nourishing her soul and spirit through dance. And what happened when the music stops? Because it does, often. How will she get through the silence of her every day? This is the story of a flawed heroine whose intentions are pure, her truth perhaps less so. Torn between the enduring innocence of her first love and the life-long search that is her longing for one true love, she is compelled to come to terms with her own free nature and independent spirit and, in so doing, turn tragedy to triumph.

Neue Abhandlung von dem Baume Acacia, oder dem Schotendorne. Aus dem französischen [viz. from a work entitled: “Nouveau traité sur l'arbre, nommé Acacia] übersetzet von M. W. Reinhard. [With a preface by J. J. Reinhard.]

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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THE ACACIA

Author: Claude Simon

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 289

View: 9566

Beginning in 1919 with a young boy and his mother searching for the grave of his soldier father, and continuing through the coming of World War II, this novel examines the brutality and destructive impact of war

Acacia Spp

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bioversity International

ISBN: 9290435240

Category: Acacia

Page: 87

View: 1808


Acacia mangium Willd: Ecology and Silviculture in Vietnam

Author: Chaw Chaw Sein ,Ralph Mitlöhner

Publisher: CIFOR

ISBN: 6028693731

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3125

This manual summarises information on the ecology and silviculture of the species Acacia mangium Willd, with an emphasis on Vietnam. It also encompasses growth and yield data from published sources, as well as collected from sites under smallholder industrial plantations in Phu Tho Province, Vietnam. This manual is 1 of 5 that guide smallholder tree planting of 5 selected tree species in Vietnam. The other 4 species are: Acacia hybrid, Cinnamomum parthenoxylon (Jack) Meisn, Erythrophloeum fordii Oliver and Eucalyptus urophylla S.T. Blake. The Government of Vietnam is carrying out a large-scale ‘reforestation’ programme, with the aim of improving local livelihood security, environmental sustainability and industrial wood supply. Smallholders are involved in plantation timber production through various schemes. Generally, these reforestation efforts have been effective, even though smallholders often lack the appropriate technical knowledge and management skills. Consequently, the quality and quantity of wood products may be suboptimal. The productivity of smallholder plantations can be improved by enhancing smallholders’ management knowledge and skills, including species selection (site matching), silvicultural management to produce high quality products, and pest and disease management.

Amulets of Acacia

Author: William Meehan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595271634

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 188

View: 4532

This would be his last chance to get them back; he was sure of it. He had to get them back. He couldn't risk letting it happen again-ever Little did the old man know that the amulets would lead his grandsons, Scott and Will, into a land of enchantment called Acacia in which those who enter realize a distinct power. Few possess a truly potent power, and with that comes the responsibility to honor the land that provides their enchantments. That's how it had always been and should be until Dryden showed up. With a wicked fury Dryden took over the once peaceful land with a power that was unmatchable or so he thought. There is but one who possesses a power that can possibly challenge Dryden's, but he's only a ten-year-old boy from the outside world who just wants to go home.

Acacia auriculiformis

an annotated bibliography

Author: K. Pinyopusarerk

Publisher: Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 154

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