The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 1570

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Man Into Wolf

Author: Robert Eisler

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781297533433

Category:

Page: 294

View: 1687

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Calder Game

Author: Blue Balliett

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545279135

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4986

This new mystery from bestselling author Blue Balliett is now available in After Words paperback! When Calder Pillay travels with his father to a remote village in England, he finds a mix of mazes and mystery . . . including an unexpected Alexander Calder sculpture in the town square. Calder is strangely drawn to the sculpture, while other people have less-than-friendly feelings towards it. Both the boy and the sculpture seem to be out of place . . . and then, on the same night, they disappear! Calder's friends Petra and Tommy must fly out to help his father find him. But this mystery has more twists and turns than a Calder mobile . . . with more at stake than first meets the eye.

Alluring Tales--Awaken the Fantasy

Author: Sasha White,Myla Jackson,Cathryn Fox,Vivi Anna,Delilah Devlin,Lisa Renee Jones,Sylvia Day

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061736570

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7709

What is your most wicked fantasy? Pleasure beckons and satisfaction is guaranteed in seven titillating stories of love that know no boundaries. Surrender to the passion and follow your desires into unexplored realms of sensuous delights. Awaken the fantasy! A man harbors impure thoughts about a voluptuous stripper—and sets out to make his erotic dreams come true . . . A big-city cop discovers that once bitten is not twice shy after spending a tantalizing night with a beautiful vampire . . . A sheltered young woman opens a mysterious locket—and is plunged into a legendary battle of good versus evil to set her imprisoned lover free . . . A seductive warlock will not rest until the powerful temptress he lusts for is begging to be dominated . . . A television executive lets loose when her favorite heartthrob strides into her office—and gives her the ride of her life . . . This one-night stand may be too hot to handle for a newly single woman, but that won't stop her from enjoying every delicious second . . . When a mysterious package opens to reveal an oh-so-sexy, nearly naked man, these two have no choice but to hide out . . . for a good, long time.

Mist's Edge

Author: T. A. White

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979703468

Category:

Page: 330

View: 9704

The pathfinder, Shea, has chosen to make a place for herself among her former captors, leaving behind her people and the life she once knew. However, not all welcome this outsider in their midst. Shea will find that surviving alone in the wilderness is child's play next to navigating the politics that come with her new position. Especially when it becomes evident that there are those out for her blood. As a new danger looms on the horizon, Shea and her warlord will need all the allies they can find. Because something is stirring in the barren lands from which all beasts are born. Something old and not seen since the last cataclysm. Can Shea protect her people from this new threat or will it be the dangers from within her own inner circle that destroy her?

Scarlet's Dilemma

Author: Zenina Masters

Publisher: eXtasy Books

ISBN: 1487417381

Category: Fiction

Page: 54

View: 8683

Mixed bloodlines and a surprising urge to find a mate drive Scarlet into the arms of the one male in the Crossroads bar that isn't looking.

The Universal Machine

From the Dawn of Computing to Digital Consciousness

Author: Ian Watson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642281028

Category: Computers

Page: 353

View: 9662

The computer unlike other inventions is universal; you can use a computer for many tasks: writing, composing music, designing buildings, creating movies, inhabiting virtual worlds, communicating... This popular science history isn't just about technology but introduces the pioneers: Babbage, Turing, Apple's Wozniak and Jobs, Bill Gates, Tim Berners-Lee, Mark Zuckerberg. This story is about people and the changes computers have caused. In the future ubiquitous computing, AI, quantum and molecular computing could even make us immortal. The computer has been a radical invention. In less than a single human life computers are transforming economies and societies like no human invention before.

Oxford dictionary of nicknames

Author: Andrew Delahunty

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

View: 1341

From the affectionate and humorous to the derogatory and vitriolic, this scintillating collection of nicknames brings together famous people, places, events, and organizations with the nicknames that epitomize them. This brand new dictionary identifies and explains the origins of over 1,800 nicknames from contemporary and historical culture. The coverage is international and ranges from Buffalo Bill to Flo Jo to Dubya and from Silicon Valley to the Nutmeg State. Arranged alphabetically and including appendices listing groups of nicknames, a General Index, and a Thematic Index, The Oxford Dictionary of Nicknames is perfect browsing material for the general reader and the popular culture buff, and an ideal reference for anyone researching the identity and background of famous figures and places.

Black Magic Sanction

Author: Kim Harrison

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061976414

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 7390

“I wouldn’t miss a Kim Harrison book for anything.” —Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels Black Magic Sanction is the most complex and emotionally charged adventure yet in author Kim Harrison’s New York Times bestselling series featuring bounty hunter-witch Rachel Morgan. A spellbinding story set once again Cleveland’s vampire, demon, and other supernatural beings-infested Hollows, Black Magic Sanction has the intrepid Rachel trapped in a life-or-death battle against her own kind in a sensational urban fantasy that shows why Kim Harrison deservedly stands in the superstar ranks alongside Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, and Laurell K. Hamilton.

The Book of the Moon

Author: Rick Stroud

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 7358

To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon, a visually striking cornucopia of everything worth knowing about our closest neighbor in space. Can you remember where you were on July 20, 1969, when, in one of the iconic moments of the twentieth century, Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon? The distant object that had fascinated mankind for millennia suddenly got much closer. Rick Stroud has been obsessed with the moon since childhood, and here provides the culmination of that passion—an utterly original and absorbing account of all things lunar, a book that celebrates the physics that created the moon and the technology that took us there as much as its magic and mystery. Opening with the debatable story of how the moon was formed (scientists still don’t agree on this), Stroud then turns to the stories of mankind’s fascination with Earth’s satellite—from Babylonian astronomers thousands of years before Christ, to the Greek, Roman, and Arab scientists who paved the way for the Renaissance, to the astronomers and astronauts of our time. He delves into the mythology and astrology that have inspired civilizations and cultures the world over, alongside the scientific and medicinal advances that have come from our lunar connection. Filled with original lists, intriguing statistics, and compelling images, The Book of the Moon draws us closer to the rocky orb that may hold the secrets of our own Earth’s beginnings.

Under the Wide and Starry Sky

A Novel

Author: Nancy Horan

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 034553882X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 2757

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. From Nancy Horan, New York Times bestselling author of Loving Frank, comes her much-anticipated second novel, which tells the improbable love story of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife, Fanny. At the age of thirty-five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium—with her three children and nanny in tow—to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires. Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and opinionated “belle Americaine.” Fanny does not immediately take to the slender young lawyer who longs to devote his life to writing—and who would eventually pen such classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In time, though, she succumbs to Stevenson’s charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair—marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness—that spans the decades and the globe. The shared life of these two strong-willed individuals unfolds into an adventure as impassioned and unpredictable as any of Stevenson’s own unforgettable tales. Praise for Under the Wide and Starry Sky “A richly imagined [novel] of love, laughter, pain and sacrifice . . . Under the Wide and Starry Sky is a dual portrait, with Louis and Fanny sharing the limelight in the best spirit of teamwork—a romantic partnership.”—USA Today “Powerful . . . flawless . . . a perfect example of what a man and a woman will do for love, and what they can accomplish when it’s meant to be.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram “Spectacular . . . an exhilarating epic about a free-spirited couple who traveled the world yet found home only in one another.”—Booklist (starred review) “Horan’s prose is gorgeous enough to keep a reader transfixed, even if the story itself weren’t so compelling. I kept re-reading passages just to savor the exquisite wordplay. . . . Few writers are as masterful as she is at blending carefully researched history with the novelist’s art.”—The Dallas Morning News “A classic artistic bildungsroman and a retort to the genre, a novel that shows how love and marriage can simultaneously offer inspiration and encumbrance.”—The New York Times Book Review “Nancy Horan has done it again, capturing the entwined lives of Fanny Osbourne and Robert Louis Stevenson so uncannily, it reads like truth.”—Sarah Blake, author of The Postmistress “Horan has a distinct knack for evoking the rich, complicated lives of long-gone artists and the women who inspired them.”—Entertainment Weekly From the Trade Paperback edition.

Silver Borne

Author: Patricia Briggs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101186119

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1194

Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, never knows what the day—or night—may bring. But in the fifth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, she's about to learn that while some secrets are dangerous—those who seek them are just plain deadly… Mercy is smart enough to realize that when it comes to the magical Fae, the less you know, the better. But you can’t always get what you want. When she attempts to return a powerful Fae book she’d previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down. It seems the book contains secret knowledge—and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn’t take enough of Mercy’s attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side—leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declare Sam’s life forfeit. All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn’t careful, she might not have many more to live...

Star Survivor

The Sectors SF Romance Series

Author: Veronica Scott

Publisher: Veronica Scott

ISBN: 0997109327

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5835


Unseen Masters

Modern Struggles Against Hidden Powers

Author: Bruce Ballon,Paul Carrick,Drashi Khendup

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568821207

Category: Games

Page: 216

View: 3076

Three mini-campaigns set in present-day New York State lead investigators through serial murder investigations, madness, and into the middle of an ancient conflict between bitter rivals. Along the way investigators will be aided by mysterious allies, face the Cult of the Sacred Light and the Black Brotherhood, and confront immortal horrors beyond time and space. These three scenarios can be combined to form a modern NY state campaign. Written by Bruce Ballon.

Rocket In My Pocket

Celestial Mates

Author: Suki Selborne

Publisher: Matrioshka Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 7542

CRESTA: My day was going pretty well until I was abducted by aliens. Who am I kidding? Things weren't really going so great. My science career was failing, the Celestial Mates cherub was on my case, and I hadn’t had a date in years. But being taken to a hostile planet to be impregnated with scorpion-bug larvae? That was a whole new level of suck-itude. Luckily, things are looking up. I just got rescued by some hot alien dude in a military uniform. And he's very easy on the eyes, if you know what I mean. Now we’re shooting through the stars, trying to find our way back to civilization. If everyone would stop trying to kill us, things would be awesome. HARKUS: This human female is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. She is a goddess. If I had to slay every alien in the galaxy to free her, I would. I am willing to destroy entire planets to keep my beloved safe. But not all fights are fair. If we make it out of this adventure alive, one thing is certain. We belong together. And nobody in this universe will tear us apart. ROCKET IN MY POCKET is a complete standalone sci-fi romance novel, set in the Celestial Mates shared world. It is a self-contained companion book to THE MILLION MILES HIGH CLUB, by the same author.

Millennium Rage

Survivalists, White Supremacists, and the Doomsday Prophecy

Author: P. Lamy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1489960767

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

View: 6179


Shadows of Yog-Sothoth

A Global Campaign to Save Mankind

Author: Sandy Petersen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568821740

Category: Games

Page: 180

View: 8366

A Campaign for Call of CthulhuThe Silver Twilight is a secretive, international order dedicated to the destruction of the human race. As brave investigators, you must piece together passages from esoteric books, shards of strange artifacts and puzzling letters to discover the Silver Twilight's loathsome goals.Shadows of Yog-Sothoth is a modestly-sized campaign of seven scenarios. During the course of play the investigators penetrate the outer layers of a secret sinister occult organization led by the lords of the Silver Twilight. Beginning in Boston they investigate an organization in New York, run afoul of a coven in Scotland, roam the desert of the American southwest, vacation off the coast of Maine, and explore the mysteries of the South Pacific.In addition to the campaign, this book includes two bonus scenarios. The People of the Monolith introduces the mysteries of the Cthulhu Mythos, and no harm can come to the investigators except through insanity. As such, is perfect for introducing new players to the wonders of Call of Cthulhu.The other bonus scenario, The Warren, presents and unsettling challenge for even experienced players.Originally published in 1982, this new edition includes modified episode scene changes, player-handouts guide for the keeper, and new illustrations and diagrams. It is 144 pages, perfect-bound, illustrated with an index.CHAPTERSThe Hermetic Order of the Silver TwilightLook to the FutureThe Coven of CannichDevil's CanyonThe Worm that WalksThe Watchers of Easter IslandThe Rise of R'lyehBONUS ADVENTURESThe People of the MonolithThe WarrenDELUXE HANDOUTS

Crown of Draga

Author: Emma Dean,Jillian Ashe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979451635

Category:

Page: 268

View: 1339

The Draga Galaxy is on the brink of war and Adelina will do everything she can to help, including marrying a male the Crown chooses for her. Varan, the Prince of Thieves has made a move to start an official engagement and while she is falling for Prince Nash, Adelina knows she would accept Varan's proposal. Despite all this Adelina wants to do more for her people, and she sets out to find a way to help them fight back against a monster that devours and destroys galaxies with no thought to the consequences. Will she be able to find the answers before it's too late?