Darker Than Black

Author: Bones
Editor: Yen Press
ISBN: 9780316073301
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Ten years ago, the mysterious Hell's Gate suddenly materialized in the middle of Tokyo, and the stars of the night sky were obscured in darkness. In their place, new stars emerged, each corresponding to an individual endowed with supernatural abilities. Devoid of emotion and conscience, these powerful killers have come to be known as Contractors. But most people know nothing of the Contractors in their midst, and high-schooler Kana Shinoh is no exception. Still struggling to pick up the pieces after her father's death last year, Kana has never troubled herself with the rumors about Hell's Gate. That is, until she spots her father in the street one day. Determined to prove her father is still alive, Kana begins her search, but her mission is attracting some rather dangerous attention. Fortunately, she is rescued from the clutches of death by Hei, the most wanted Contractor in Tokyo. Though he is unsympathetic to her situation, Hei agrees to protect her as she searches for her father. But just how much should she trust the Contractor known as the Black Reaper?

Blue Darker Than Black

Author: Mike Jenne
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1631580728
Size: 15,18 MB
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In the second book of the Blue Gemini trilogy, Air Force Majors Scott Ourecky and Drew Carson continue to fly highly classified missions to intercept and destroy suspect Soviet satellites. But after experiencing numerous close calls in orbit, the astronauts soon discover that not all perils reside in the sky. With his marriage already at risk because he cannot explain his frequent absences and strange activities to his wife, Ourecky learns that his unborn child may be in grave danger as a radiation consequence of his flights into space. Even as the Ourecky and Carson accumulate successful mission after successful mission in space, other crucial events occur much closer to home. Interservice rivalries reach new heights as a caustic but highly influential Navy admiral schemes to steal control of the Project from the Air Force. Realizing that a Soviet GRU agent is operating in their midst, a shadowy team of counter-intelligence operatives scramble to shield the Project’s secrets from discovery, leading to a confrontation that bears fatal consequences. As they train to accomplish more difficult missions against complicated targets, Ourecky and Carson are asked to volunteer to risk their lives one more time in an extremely hazardous rescue mission. The stakes are high; even as they leave the launch pad, there is no certainty that either man will return. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Darker Than Black Characters

Author: Source: Wikia
Editor: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781234730154
Size: 16,38 MB
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This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 46. Chapters: Abigail, Alice Wang, Alma, Amagiri, Amber, Amitabh Kapoor, April, Ariel and Bernice, Asako Nakimiya, August 7, Azusa Tsukimori, Bai, Bertha, Black Dandelion, Brita, Canon, Champ, Claude, Dale, Dash, Elis Kastinen, Eric Nishijima, Et, Gai Kurusawa, Genma Shizume, Goran, Harvest, Havoc, Hei, Huang, Ilya Sokoloff, Itzhak, Jean, John Smith, July, K z Tahara, Kana Shin, Kanami Ishizaki, Kiko Kayanuma, Klang, Kunio Matsumoto, Ky ko, Lewis, Louis, Luc, Mai Kashiwagi, Maki, Mao, Megumi Yamaki, Michiru, Mikhail Pavlichenko, Mina Hazuki, Misaki Kirihara, Misuzu yama, Naoya Kirihara, Nick Hillman, Nika, Norio, November 11, Oreille, Parcel, Robert Schroeder, Shihoko Kishida, Shinoda Chiaki, Shion Pavlichenko, Stargazer, Suou Pavlichenko, The Dog, Top-rope, Toshiro yama, Wei Zhijun, William Perry, Y ko Sawasaki, Y suke Sait, Yin, Yoshimitsu Horai, Yutaka K no, Yuzuki Sakutar . Excerpt: Abigail is a contractor working for The Syndicate. Abigail has the ability to send anyone near her in a confused hallucinated state, stopping them in their tracks, unable to move. Obeisance Unknown He is the partner of Jean andPaul. he is killed by Hei in episode 2. Alice Wang was the only child of Qing Long Tang and the high school friend of Misaki and Kanami. As a child, Alice was constantly under the supervision of her bodyguard. Even as a child, Alice had a nasty habit of smoking, often been told off by either Misaki or Kanami. She developed a close friendship with both of them, but with Misaki in particular. She felt that she could always rely on Misaki, until she realised that Misaki wanted to follow in her father's footsteps and join the police force. Since the two of them would be in two entirely different worlds (Misaki with the police, and Alice with the mafia). At this point she slowly distanced herself from Misaki. Alice is a very dependent person. According to...

Darker Than Blue

Author: Paul Gilroy
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674035706
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Paul Gilroy seeks to awaken a new understanding of W. E. B. Du Boisâe(tm) intellectual and political legacy. At a time of economic crisis, environmental degradation, ongoing warfare, and heated debate over human rights, how should we reassess the changing place of black culture? Gilroy considers the ways that consumerism has diverted African Americansâe(tm) political and social aspirations. Luxury goods and branded items, especially the automobileâe"rich in symbolic value and the promise of individual freedomâe"have restratified society, weakened citizenship, and diminished the collective spirit. Jazz, blues, soul, reggae, and hip hop are now seen as generically American, yet artists like Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, and Bob Marley, who questioned the allure of mobility and speed, are not understood by people who have drained their music of its moral power. Gilroy explores the way in which objects and technologies can become dynamic social forces, ensuring black cultureâe(tm)s global reach while undermining the drive for equality and justice. Drawing on the work of a number of thinkers, including Michel Foucault, Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi, and Frantz Fanon, he examines the ethical dimensions of living in a society that celebrates the object. What are the implications for our notions of freedom? With his brilliant, provocative analysis and astonishing range of reference, Gilroy revitalizes the study of African American culture. He traces the shifting character of black intellectual and social movements, and shows how we can construct an account of moral progress that reflects todayâe(tm)s complex realities.

Wittgenstein S Philosophical Investigations

Author: Meredith Williams
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742541917
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This anthology identifies four central themes in Wittgenstein's Investigations — reference and meaning, rules and their application, the interiority of mind and the alleged uses of private languages, and necessity and grammar-and provides important recent essays that explore these themes in lucid detail. Intended for both the novice and experienced reader of Wittgenstein's classic work, this book includes important notes and references to help make his problems and arguments more accessible.

Gulls Of Europe Asia And North America

Author: Klaus Malling Olsen
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408135280
Size: 19,18 MB
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The standard text on the identification of the northern hemisphere's gulls, this book covers the plumage variation through age and subspecies of all 80 species in the region. With exhaustive coverage, detailed maps, and superb plates and photos, this book remains the definitive work on these birds, which represent the trickiest of all ID challenges.

Pete Dunne S Essential Field Guide Companion

Author: Pete Dunne
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544135687
Size: 15,90 MB
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In this book, bursting with more information than any field guide could hold, the well-known author and birder Pete Dunne introduces readers to the "Cape May School of Birding." It's an approach to identification that gives equal or more weight to a bird's structure and shape and the observer's overall impression (often called GISS, for General Impression of Size and Shape) than to specific field marks. After determining the most likely possibilities by considering such factors as habitat and season, the birder uses characteristics such as size, shape, color, behavior, flight pattern, and vocalizations to identify a bird. The book provides an arsenal of additional hints and helpful clues to guide a birder when, even after a review of a field guide, the identification still hangs in the balance. This supplement to field guides shares the knowledge and skills that expert birders bring to identification challenges. Birding should be an enjoyable pursuit for beginners and experts alike, and Pete Dunne combines a unique playfulness with the work of identification. Readers will delight in his nicknames for birds, from the Grinning Loon and Clearly the Bathtub Duck to Bronx Petrel and Chicken Garnished with a Slice of Mango and a Dollop of Raspberry Sherbet.

Darker Than Night

Author: John Lutz
Editor: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 0786027126
Size: 15,62 MB
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Darker Than Night A killer dubbed "The Night Prowler" has turned the city that doesn't sleep into a town kept awake by terror. Unseen, he enters couples' homes. Unsuspected, he lingers until the perfect moment arrives. He leaves "gifts" for his victims--before taking their lives. Enter ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn, still reeling in the wake of an elaborate setup that ended his career. For Quinn, this isn't just any job--it's a last chance to salvage his reputation. As the investigation proceeds, the murderer loses no time stalking new prey: a loan officer and her high-earning husband; a couple who made a killing in the stock market; a pretty actress and her prosperous lover. With the body count rising, it's up to Quinn to unlock the mystery of a madman's past and end his bloody reign. Quinn's got his work cut out--because in a city the size of New York, any one of 8 million faces could be that of a killer--or his next target. . . Praise for John Lutz and The Night Spider "Lutz offers up a heart-pounding roller-coaster of a tale." --Jeffery Deaver "I've been a fan of John Lutz for years." --T. Jefferson Parker "John Lutz just keeps getting better and better." --Tony Hillerman "Some writers just have a flair for imaginative suspense, and John Lutz is one of them. . . truly superb." --Jeremiah Healy "John Lutz is the new Lawrence Sanders." --Mystery Scene "Lutz knows how to seize and hold the reader's imagination." --Cleveland Plain Dealer "Lutz's real gift is to evoke detective work better than anyone else." --Kirkus Reviews "Lutz is among the best." --San Diego Union "It's easy to see why he's won an Edgar and two Shamuses." --Publishers Weekly

The Larger Sod Webworm

Author: George G. Ainslie
Size: 20,83 MB
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Studies In Design

Author: Christopher Dresser
Editor: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781586851859
Size: 16,41 MB
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Studies in Design (Historic Reprint)by Christopher Dresser $45.00 hardcover 1-58685-185-3 August8 x 12 in, 160 pp, 60 Color Plates, Rights: W, DesignIn Christopher Dresser's own words, "I have prepared this Work with the hope of assisting to bring about a better style of decorations for our houses. My book is intended to help the decorator and to enable those who live in decorated houses to judge, to an extent, the merit of the ornament around them." Indeed, in this reprint of the classic Studies in Design, the timeless designs and wisdom of Christopher Dresser are reintroduced. Originally published in 1875, Studies in Design features Dresser's exquisite design and classic theories that have enduring appeal.Christopher Dresser is considered by many to have been the most influential designer of the nineteenth century, and his designs later had a major influence on the Arts & Crafts and Modernist movements. Dresser's designs, which later influenced other artisans such as William Morris and Charles Tiffany, reveal exotic influences from such locations as Egypt, Japan, China, India, and Morocco.