Shield of Stars

Author: Hilari Bell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442406720

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1851

Weasel fumbled the cloth aside. It was a shield, steel plate over dark wood, with rotting leather straps. It looked old, and battered, and real. A former pickpocket, Weasel is the type of boy most people would avoid. Certainly, no one would ever trust him -- except for one man. Justice Holis took Weasel off the streets, gave him a home, a job as his clerk, and a key to his house. Weasel's new life may be a bit boring, but for the first time someone actually cares about him. Now Justice Holis is the one in trouble. Arrested for treason, he will surely hang unless someone saves him -- and that someone can only be Weasel. But what can one boy do? Not much without help. So with a mysterious girl named Arisa by his side, Weasel goes in search of the Falcon, the most dangerous bandit in Deorthas, but also the one person who would be able -- and possibly willing -- to stage a prison break. But Weasel's fate changes when he stumbles upon a shield. Could this be the one said to have been lost for centuries, the one that bestows power on whoever holds it? If so, Weasel, once a lowly pickpocket, could be the most powerful person in the land. With extraordinary craftsmanship, Hilari Bell weaves a fantasy adventure story that will have readers captivated from the first word to the last.

The Shield of Time

A Time Patrol Book

Author: Poul Anderson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575108924

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

View: 706

Mase Everard is a man with a mission. As an Unattached Agent of the Time Patrol, he's to go anyplace - and anytime! - where humanity's transcendent future is threatened by the alteration of the past. This is Manse's profession, and his burden: for how much suffering, throughout human history, can he bear to "preserve"? Wanda Tamberley is a Patrol member in search of her mission. Recruited from sunny California in the late 20th century, she'd rather serve as a scientist in the research branch, exploring Earth's flora and fauna in epochs long past. But as hints accumulate from the Patrol's mysterious leaders uptime, it's beginning to look as if a lot of human history depends on her personal decisions - and Manse's. Meanwhile, the Exaltationists are on the loose, determined to revise human history and rule Time forever and Manse Everard is sworn to stop them, no matter what the heartbreaking cost!

Nuclear Physics of Stars

Author: Christian Iliadis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527618767

Category: Science

Page: 680

View: 6539

Thermonuclear reactions in stars is a major topic in the field of nuclear astrophysics, and deals with the topics of how precisely stars generate their energy through nuclear reactions, and how these nuclear reactions create the elements the stars, planets and - ultimately - we humans consist of. The present book treats these topics in detail. It also presents the nuclear reaction and structure theory, thermonuclear reaction rate formalism and stellar nucleosynthesis. The topics are discussed in a coherent way, enabling the reader to grasp their interconnections intuitively. The book serves both as a textbook, with many examples and end-of-chapter exercises, but also as a reference book for use by researchers working in the field of nuclear astrophysics.

Warrior, Shield, and Star

Imagery and Ideology of Pueblo Warfare

Author: Polly Schaafsma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 204

View: 486

Warrior, Shield and Star interprets the rich symbolism and ideology of Pueblo warfare in rock art in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. The conclusion relates ancient war symbols to modern Pueblo war societies. This groundbreaking book will be welcomed by rock art scholars and avid amateurs.

Art & Lies

A Piece for Three Voices and a Bawd

Author: Jeanette Winterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448180228

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 448

'There is no such thing as autobiography, there is only art and lies'. Set in a London of the near future, its three principal characters, Handel, Picasso and Sappho, separately flee the city and find themselves on the same train, drawn to one another through the curious agency of a book. Stories within stories take us through the unlikely love-affairs of one Doll Sneerpiece, an 18th century bawd, and into the world of painful beauty where language has the power to heal. Art & Lies is a question and a quest: How shall I live?

Memphis Music

Before the Blues

Author: Tim Sharp

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439633665

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 8170

Memphis means music. That relationship was solidified in 1909 when W. C. Handy wrote the song “Mr. Crump” and later published it as the “Memphis Blues.” As Handy’s songs were sung and played in streets and music halls, a spotlight began to shine on a new mecca for innovation in music—Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis Music: Before the Blues surveys the people, music, and events that contributed to the rich musical life that emerged against the backdrop of the Civil War and yellow fever in the 19th century. The story is not just one of the building blocks to what has been called America’s greatest export—popular music—but rather it is a story of ongoing innovation and creativity that came from a convergence of people of different cultures.

Shield of Winter

Author: Nalini Singh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101605200

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 6410

“The alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) draws us back into her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world, a world torn between violence and peace, passion and ice... Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life. For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake… Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to suffocate her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she’ll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness…

The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age

All 203 Photographs from "Artistic Houses," with New Text

Author: Arnold Lewis,James Turner,Steven McQuillin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486319474

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 9975

Best source of information and illustrations for private houses in Eastern cities during the early 1880s. Rare photographs of mansions belonging to Vanderbilt, Morgan, Grant, and many others. Extensive, informative new text.

Comic Book Nation

The Transformation of Youth Culture in America

Author: Bradford W. Wright

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801874505

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 9755

Portrays the role of comic books in shaping American youth and pop culture, from Batman's struggles with corrupt politicians during the Depression to Iron Man's Cold War battles.

And All the Stars

Author: Andrea K Höst

Publisher: Andrea K Hösth

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 9987

Come for the apocalypse. Stay for cupcakes. Die for love. Madeleine Cost is working to become the youngest person ever to win the Archibald Prize for portraiture. Her elusive cousin Tyler is the perfect subject: androgynous, beautiful, and famous. All she needs to do is pin him down for the sittings. None of her plans factored in the Spires: featureless, impossible, spearing into the hearts of cities across the world – and spraying clouds of sparkling dust into the wind. Is it an alien invasion? Germ warfare? They are questions everyone on Earth would like answered, but Madeleine has a more immediate problem. At Ground Zero of the Sydney Spire, beneath the collapsed ruin of St James Station, she must make it to the surface before she can hope to find out if the world is ending. Warning: Contains swearing, sexual situations, and Australians. Keywords: science fiction, ya, young adult, young adult science fiction, science fiction romance, teen, alien invasion, apocalypse, sydney, australian author

Astronomy

Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles

Author: James Ferguson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Astronomy

Page: N.A

View: 6974


The Life of Stars

The Controversial Inception and Emergence of the Theory of Stellar Structure

Author: Giora Shaviv

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642020889

Category: Science

Page: 504

View: 3803

It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions. William Shakespeare, King Lear A Few Words about What, Why and How The structure of the stars in general, and the Sun in particular, has been the subject of extensivescienti?cresearchanddebateforoveracentury.Thediscoveryofquantum theoryduringthe?rsthalfofthenineteenthcenturyprovidedmuchofthetheoretical background needed to understand the making of the stars and how they live off their energysource. Progress in the theoryof stellar structurewasmade through extensive discussions and controversies between the giants of the ?elds, as well as brilliant discoveries by astronomers. In this book, we shall carefully expose the building of the theory of stellar structure and evolution, and explain how our understanding of the stars has emerged from this background of incessant debate. About hundred years were required for astrophysics to answer the crucial ques tions: What is the energy source of the stars? How are the stars made? How do they evolve and eventually die? The answers to these questions have profound im plications for astrophysics, physics, and biology, and the question of how we our selves come to be here. While we already possess many of the answers, the theory of stellar structure is far from being complete, and there are many open questions, for example, concerning the mechanisms which trigger giant supernova explosions. Many internal hydrodynamic processes remain a mystery. Yet some global pictures can indeed be outlined, and this is what we shall attempt to do here.

The Origin of Stars and Planetary Systems

Author: Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte. Advanced Study Institute on the Physics of Star Formation and Early Stellar Evolution (,NATO ADVANCED STUDY INSTITUTE

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792359081

Category: Science

Page: 718

View: 5604

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, The Physics of Star Formation and Early Evolution-II, held in Crete, Greece, 24 May-5 June, 1998

TRIUMPHING AT THE GATES OF STARS IN THEIR SEASONS

Waging and Winning Wars with the Twelve Constellations Based on the Jewish and Gregorian Calendars

Author: Dr. Steve Ogan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477221983

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 5307

The twelve constellations that infl uence the twelve calendar months are prophetic pictures planted by God in the heavens to tell the story of redemption. Triumphing at the Gate of the Stars in their Seasons is a prophetic guide on how to wage and win wars with the twelve constellations based on the Jewish and Gregorian calendars. It is an indispensible manual for setting agenda for individuals, institutions, and nations. This book will help us to correctly interpret what the stars associated with the twelve months are saying. The contemporary sons of Isaachar can now better understand the times and know what the nations ought to do. They can now, more specifically, appreciate what the heavens are preaching in the day and teaching in the night based on the revelation of Psalm 19:1–4; The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun.