Lands Of Glass

Author: Alessandro Baricco
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140293296
Size: 16,31 MB
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Glass Lands

Author: John S. Ryan
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537089287
Size: 17,67 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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: 14,41 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.

The Quest To The Uncharted Lands

Author: Jaleigh Johnson
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1101933135
Size: 19,48 MB
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From the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The Mark of the Dragonfly comes another magical and thrilling story that takes readers on an exciting new adventure. Stella Glass dreams of exploring worlds beyond her home of Solace, but when her famous parents are sent on a historic mission to the Uncharted Lands, it’s simply too dangerous for her to join them. By order of the king, she is left behind. Missing out on the excitement is one thing, but Stella is devastated at the thought of her parents flying into the unknown. So she takes matters into her own hands. Instead of staying with family as planned, she steals away and—right before takeoff—sneaks aboard the airship. But Stella isn’t the only stowaway. In the cargo bay is a boy who is also desperate to get to the Uncharted Lands. And someone else who’s determined to keep the ship from making it there at all. . . . Praise for Jaleigh Johnson’s The Quest to the Uncharted Lands: ★ “The author's endearing STEAM-loving heroine and magical hero hit all the right buttons for middle grade readers....Funny and heartbreaking...a must-have choice for all middle grade shelves.” —SLJ, Starred "A full-throttle fanfare for those with a predilection for alchemy, adventure, and a little anarchy."—Kirkus Reviews Praise for Jaleigh Johnson’s The Secrets of Solace: ★ “Highly recommended for those who have finished with Harry and are too young for Katniss.” —SLJ, Starred “An engaging world rich in detail, mayhem, and adventure . . . All aboard for fantasy lovers with a dual penchant for girl power and keeping up with the Indiana Joneses.” —Kirkus Reviews Praise for Jaleigh Johnson’s The Mark of the Dragonfly: ★ “This magnetic middle-grade debut . . . [is] a page-turner that defies easy categorization and ought to have broad appeal.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred ★ “Heart, brains, and courage find a home in a steampunk fantasy worthy of a nod from Baum.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred ★ “A fantastic and original tale of adventure and magic. . . . Piper is a heroine to fall in love with: smart, brave, kind, and mechanically inclined to boot.” —SLJ, Starred

The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
Size: 16,39 MB
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Halo Glasslands

Author: Karen Traviss
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429997133
Size: 16,37 MB
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The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally seems possible. But though the fighting's stopped, the war is far from over: it's just gone underground. The UNSC's feared and secretive Office of Naval Intelligence recruits Kilo-Five, a team of ODSTs, a Spartan, and a diabolical AI to accelerate the Sangheili insurrection. Meanwhile, the Arbiter, the defector turned leader of a broken Covenant, struggles to stave off civil war among his divided people. Across the galaxy, a woman thought to have died on Reach is actually very much alive. Chief scientist Dr. Catherine Halsey broke every law in the book to create the Spartans, and now she's broken some more to save them. Marooned with Chief Mendez and a Spartan team in a Forerunner slipspace bubble hidden in the destroyed planet Onyx, she finds that the shield world has been guarding an ancient secret—a treasure trove of Forerunner technology that will change everything for the UNSC and mankind. As Kilo-Five joins the hunt for Halsey, humanity's violent past begins to catch up with all of them as disgruntled colony Venezia has been biding its time to strike at Earth, and its most dangerous terrorist has an old, painful link with both Halsey and Kilo-Five that will test everyone's loyalty to the limit. Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss is thrilling, action-packed science fiction that longtime Halo fans and newcomers alike will enjoy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Author: Jens Kröger
Editor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 0870997297
Size: 20,79 MB
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In 1935-40 and again in 1947, the Iranian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum excavated the city of Nishapur, a flourishing center in medieval times located in eastern Iran. This is the fourth volume in a series dedicated to publishing the finds. It presents a survey of glass of the early Islamic period throughout the Near East, discusses the significance of the Nishapur glass findings, and provides a catalogue of the finds with a focus on glass-decorating techniques. Map and site plans, a glossary, a concordance, and an extensive bibliography are included. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Dark Tower Iv

Author: Stephen King
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501143557
Size: 14,59 MB
Format: PDF
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Roland, the last gunslinger, and his band of followers escape one world only to slip into the next where Roland reflects upon past adventures and about his one true love.

Beyond Breaking The Glass

Author: Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener, D.Min.
Editor: CCAR Press
ISBN: 0881232068
Size: 17,52 MB
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This is the book for all of today’s couples. Explores the rich history of Jewish wedding customs and rituals throughout the centuries while providing contemporary interpretations and creative options.

Savage Lands

Author: Clare Clark
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547488696
Size: 18,64 MB
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Praised by Hilary Mantel, Amanda Foreman, and the New York Times Book Review for her “verve and intelligence . . . [and] the originality of her imagination,” Clare Clark has become a rising star in historical fiction. Elisabeth is among twenty-three girls who set sail from France for the new colony of Louisiana to be married to strangers. Although she has little hope for happiness in her new life, she finds herself passionately in love with her new husband, Jean-Claude, a charismatic and ruthlessly ambitious soldier. But betrayal is as much a part of the new world as the old, and when Elisabeth finds herself deceived by her husband she also finds herself bound to a poor cabin boy in a way she never anticipated. Clark creates a world that is both incredibly real and incredibly dazzling. And with the same compelling prose and vividly realized characters that won her widespread acclaim for The Great Stink and The Nature of Monsters, she takes us deep into the heart of colonial French Louisiana.