This is an adventure story about a young shepherd boy who learns how to live his dreams. This is a story which has been compared to the works of Richard Bach, and is aimed at the young and old alike.
Author: Paulo Coelho
When the first rumblings of the coming financial crisis were heard in August 2007, three men who were never elected to public office suddenly became the most powerful men in the world. They were the leaders of the world's three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mervyn King of the Bank of England, and Jean-Claude Trichet of the European Central Bank. Over the next five years, they and their fellow central bankers deployed trillions of dollars, pounds and euros to try and contain the waves of panic that threatened to bring down the global financial system. Neil Irwin's The Alchemists is both a gripping account of the most intense exercise in economic crisis management we've ever seen, and an insightful examination of the role and power of the central bank. It begins in Stockholm, Sweden, in the seventeenth century, where central banking had its rocky birth, and then progresses through a brisk but dazzling tutorial on how the central banker came to exert such vast influence over our world. It is the story of how these figures and institutions became what they are - the possessors of extraordinary power over our collective fate. What they chose to do with those powers is the heart of the story Irwin tells. Irwin covered the financial crisis for the Washington Post, enjoying privileged access to leading central bankers and the people close to them. His account, based on reporting that took place in 27 cities in 11 countries, is the holistic, truly global story of the central bankers' role in the world economy we have been missing. It is a landmark reckoning with central bankers and their power, with the great financial crisis of our time, and with the history of the relationship between capitalism and the state. Definitive, revelatory, and riveting, The Alchemists shows us where money comes from--and where it may well be going.
Inside the Secret World of Central Bankers
Author: Neil Irwin
Category: Banks and banking, Central
Two Sudanese "lost boys." Both fathers murdered during civil war. Both mothers forced into exile where the only law was violence. To survive, the boys became ruthless loners and child soldiers, until they found mystic mentors who transformed them into their true destinies. One: known to the streets as the Supreme Raptor; the other: known to the Greeks as Horus, son of Osiris. Separated by seven thousand years, and yet connected by immortal truth. Born in fire. Baptized in blood. Brutalized by the wicked. Sworn to transform the world and themselves. They are the Alchemists of Kush.
Author: Minister Faust
Publisher: Resurrection House
Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins. Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. But her hunt leads her to Hyde’s daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein. When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.
Author: Theodora Goss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Her vengeance. His vision. Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds' resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn't a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors. Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family's house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons' society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King's assassins. When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go. He offers her the one thing Ari can't refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.
Author: Elise Kova
Publisher: Keymaster Press
Before Isaac Newton became the father of physics, an accomplished mathematician, or a leader of the scientific revolution, he was a boy living in an apothecary’s house, observing and experimenting, recording his observations of the world in a tiny notebook. As a young genius living in a time before science as we know it existed, Isaac studied the few books he could get his hands on, built handmade machines, and experimented with alchemy—a process of chemical reactions that seemed, at the time, to be magical. Mary Losure’s riveting narrative nonfiction account of Isaac’s early life traces his development as a thinker from his childhood, in friendly prose that will capture the attention of today’s budding scientists—as if by magic. Back matter includes an afterword, an author’s note, source notes, a bibliography, and an index.
Author: Mary Losure
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A classic, page-turning story of secrets and science, passion and betrayal, innocence and experience. Dark secrets haunt the manor house at Selden in Buckinghamshire, where Emilie Selden, motherless, fiercely intelligent and beautiful, has been raised in near isolation by her father. John Selden, student of Isaac Newton, is conducting a secret experiment. He aims to turn Emilie into a brilliant natural philosopher and alchemist and fills her with knowledge while recording every step she takes. In the spring of 1725, when Emilie is eighteen, father and daughter begin their most daring adventure - an attempt to breathe life into dead matter. But they are interrupted by the arrival of two strangers. During the course of a sultry August, Emilie is caught up in the passion of first love and, listening for the first time to her heart rather than her head, she makes her choice - with consequences that are far-reaching and tumultuous.
Author: Katharine McMahon
A modern-day alchemist reveals the secrets of alchemical transmutation, explaining how an alchemist can exert influence over people and events to transform the harmful into the helpful and the useless into the valuable.
A Guide for the Modern Magician
Author: Catherine MacCoun
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
As Salt City's only alchemist, Malcolm Ward has been minding his own business for the last ten years. His shop, The Village Alchemist, caters to mages, mystics, and magic wannabes-including Tommy DeLuce, the mayor's son. But when a fire elemental kills Tommy, the city council demands that Mal investigate. The trail from the fire elemental to Tommy isn't exactly a straight line; it's more like a circle. An elemental means alchemy, but everyone assumed Mal was the only alchemist in town. Now he's taking it personally. Malcolm's alchemical mojo is a bit rusty, so he'll need help from his friends in the metaphysical community to uncover the truth about Tommy's death. And he needs to do it soon, before more customers go missing.
Author: Kevin Wohler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
When Tudor explorers return from the New World, bringing along with them skraylings--magical beings--Mal Catlyn, a swordsman and bodyguard, uncovers the truth about the creatures and their powers, which could cost him his soul.
Author: Anne Lyle
Publisher: Angry Robot, Limited
What you put in and on your body should be edible. Alchemy in nature is usable with proper knowledge and understanding. The function of this book is show you how to go into more Alchemical way of living and being. This book includes a Kid Section with Recipes. The. recipes are meant to inspire you and see what you can do improve on household cleaning products to oral hygiene products for the body . This is DYI of Self Alchemy. It will also touch some knowledge of the Chakras and the sounds for them. That is just one aspect of the Chakras information you will touch in this book.. Alchemists Culinary Alchemy 4 Healing will guide to more information of gemstone to sound tones. Check it out for yourself!
Alchemist in the Making
Author: Cesily DeAngeloPh.D.,Cesily C. Deangelo, Ph.d.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
An accessible history of alchemy by a leading world authority explores its development and relationship with myriad disciplines and pursuits, tracing its heyday in early modern Europe while profiling some of history's most colorful alchemists and describing the author's recreation of famous alchemy recipes.
Author: Lawrence Principe
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Long-time college professor Jeremiah Conway education is, or should be, a spiritual act. It concerns the development of consciousness and how we relate to the world. Using stories from his classroom experiences, he demonstrates that teaching is a privilege and lives are at stake in it--a truism that is often buried under comprehensive plans, organizational restructuring, and curriculum reform.
The Transformation of Lives
Author: Jeremiah Patrick Conway
Publisher: Sentient Publications
A unique approach to the history of science using do-it-yourself experiments along with brief historical profiles to demonstrate how the ancient alchemists stumbled upon the science of chemistry. Be the alchemist! Explore the legend of alchemy with the science of chemistry. Enjoy over twenty hands-on demonstrations of alchemical reactions. In this exploration of the ancient art of alchemy, three veteran chemists show that the alchemists' quest involved real science and they recount fascinating stories of the sages who performed these strange experiments. Why waste more words on this weird deviation in the evolution of chemistry? As the authors show, the writings of medieval alchemists may seem like the ravings of brain-addled fools, but there is more to the story than that. Recent scholarship has shown that some seemingly nonsensical mysticism is, in fact, decipherable code, and Western European alchemists functioned from a firmer theoretical foundation than previously thought. They had a guiding principle, based on experience: separate and purify materials by fire and reconstitute them into products, including, of course, gold and the universal elixir, the Philosophers' stone. Their efforts were not in vain: by trial, by error, by design, and by persistence, the alchemists discovered acids, alkalis, alcohols, salts, and exquisite, powerful, and vibrant reactions--which can be reproduced using common products, minerals, metals, and salts. So gather your vats and stoke your fires! Get ready to make burning waters, peacocks' tails, Philosophers' stone, and, of course, gold!
From Dragon's Blood to Donkey Dung, How Chemistry Was Forged
Author: Cathy Cobb,Monty Fetterolf,Harold Goldwhite
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Documents the inside story of the world's most powerful central bankers at a pivotal May 2010 meeting in Basel, Switzerland, to explore the efforts of European Central Bank's Jean-Claude Trichet, the Bank of England's Mervyn King and the Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke in safeguarding the global economy.
Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire
Author: Neil Irwin
Category: Business & Economics