Lands Of Glass

Author: Alessandro Baricco
Size: 10,68 MB
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Glass Lands

Author: John S. Ryan
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537089287
Size: 14,20 MB
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Decades after the Freedom Wars ended, virtual reality hacker Gerald Goodstone discovers he has a problem. He can't always tell the difference between what is real and what is in his mind. Gerald's best friend, AJ O'Sullivan, believes Gerald's problem is a gift that turned Gerald into the best hacker the piratesphere has ever seen. They've known each other since they were eleven when AJ protected Gerald from bullies at the Academy. At nineteen, AJ still protects Gerald from anybody-even armed criminals-who threaten the friend he calls brother. After multiple run-ins with the law, Gerald discovers a horrible truth. The tragic event that brought the two friends together and haunts Gerald's dreams might have resulted from deliberate government action. Using his unique hacking abilities, Gerald sets out to learn the secret truth behind two families and their connection to genetic experiments and the leader of the Freeland Nation. What he uncovers are global conspiracies so unbelievable, he has to question the sanity of their source: himself.

Glass From Islamic Lands

Author: Stefano Carboni
ISBN: 9780500976067
Size: 13,10 MB
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"The splendor of Islamic glass is revealed in this publication, the first major study of the subject in over seventy years. Glass objects rarely bear inscriptions that provide vital information, and being so readily portable, they have throughout history been carried far from their place of origin. In a feat of patient scholarship, Stefano Carboni draws on a hugh range of sources in many languages and from many disciplines to produce this comprehensive history of Islamic glassmaking. The book is a catalogue of the superb al-Sabah Collection in Kuwait and includes clear and informative introductions to each period, as well as detailed descriptions of some 500 individual objects and fragments, accompanied by hundreds of colour photographs and specially commissioned line drawings. It begins with the legacy of Roman and Sasanian Persian traditions in the early years of Islam and extends well over a thousand years to the last phase of glass production in Mughal India and Safavid and Qajar Iran in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The discussion covers a huge assortment of glass forms and decorative techniques, including the enamelled and gilded glass of thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Egypt and Syria, still unsurpassed in its magnificence, as well as many lesser-known categories of glass common to both the early and medieval periods in many locations, ranging from the undecorated to those with applied, cut, moulded or impressed decoration."--Back cover.

Looking Glass Land

Editor: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
Size: 20,84 MB
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Global Land Surface Satellite Glass Products

Author: Shunlin Liang
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319025880
Size: 14,97 MB
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This book describes the algorithms, validation and preliminary analysis of the Global LAnd Surface Satellite (GLASS) products, a long-term, high-quality dataset that is now freely available worldwide to government organizations and agencies, scientific research institutions, students and members of the general public. The GLASS products include leaf area index, broadband albedo, broadband emissivity, downward shortwave radiation and photosynthetically active radiation. The first three GLASS products cover 1981 to 2012 with 1km and 5km spatial resolutions and 8-day temporal resolution, and the last two GLASS products span 2008 to 2010 with 3-hour temporal resolution and 5km spatial resolution. These GLASS products are unique. The first three are spatially continuous and cover the longest period of time among all current similar satellite products. The other two products are the highest spatial-resolution global radiation products from satellite observations that are currently available. These products can be downloaded from Beijing Normal University at and the University of Maryland Global Land Cover Facility at The GLASS products are the outcome of a key research project entitled “Generation & Applications of Global Products of Essential Land Variables”, supported by funding from the High-Tech Research and Development Program of China and involving dozens of institutions and nearly one hundred scientists and researchers. Following an introduction, the book contains five chapters corresponding to these five GLASS products: background, algorithm, quality control and validation, preliminary analysis and applications. It discusses the long-term environmental changes detected from the GLASS products and other data sources at both global and local scales and also provides detailed analysis of regional hotspots where environmental changes are mainly associated with climate change, drought, land-atmosphere interactions, and human activities. The book is based primarily on a set of published journal papers about these five GLASS products and includes updated information. Since these products have now begun to be widely used, this book is an essential reference document. It is also a very helpful resource to anyone interested in satellite remote sensing and its applications.

The Land Of Oz Stained Glass Coloring Book

Author: Marty Noble
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486444430
Size: 17,60 MB
Format: PDF
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Join Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, and friends as they follow the adventure-filled yellow brick road to the enchanted kingdom. Sixteen ready-to-color scenes from the ever-popular tale come vividly to life when colored and placed in a window or near a bright light.

Otherland 3 Mountain Of Black Glass

Author: Tad Williams
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101524329
Size: 10,77 MB
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Third book in New York Times-bestselling author Tad Williams's cyberpunk fantasy series • “Tad Williams is the brightest and best of the fantasists.” ―Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods "The Grail Brotherhood has built the most powerful, sophisticated simulation network imaginable. At the same time, they have manipulated ad injured the minds of thousands of children." This proclamation from the mysterious Mr. Sellars confirmed what Renie Sulaweyo had feared to be true when she first broke into the Otherland network in a desperate search for the cause of her brother Stephen's deathlike coma. Now Renie, the Bushman !Xabbu, and their companions find themselves navigating a treacherous and ever-changing course―from a strangely unfinished land, ro a seemingly endless labyrinthine House―pursuing a sociopathic killer who has stolen one of their group. To Renie's despair she is no closer to uncovering the secrets which could help save Stephen's life, and now it appears that something may be very wrong with the Otherland network itself. As Paul Jonas, Orlando, Renie and the rest strive to reach Priam's Walls, in the heart of Troy, they know that their quest is running perilously short of time. For the Grail Brotherhood has finally set the date for the Ceremony when they will make their bid for the immortality, and thereby seal the fate of Earth's children forever. But before Renie and her allies can hope to stop the Brotherhood, they must first solve the mysteries of Otherland itself, and confront its darkest secret―an enitity known only at the Other.