Prey Until Dawn

Author: Daryn Guarino
Editor: Active Synapse
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A series of occult horror stories that center around the destructive knowledge contained in an ancient book. Darkly thrilling tales of heart-pounding torment, frantic desperation, and raw despair through the ages, Prey Until Dawn will have you sleeping with the lights on. Combines the first four "Tales of the Yellow Book" plus a short bonus chapter.

Dawn Of The Mutants

Author: Lionel Roberts
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147320366X
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Dan Bellamy was down and out. It seemed that he had reached the end of the road... and then he met the stranger. Who was the mystery man? Why were his amber eyes so powerful? Above all why did he call himself Melchizdek? The stranger took him to a house, and then the mystery deepened. What was going on in the hidden laboratory? Why were M.I.5 so interested? These men were different. They possessed uncanny mental powers. They had a weird control over matter that was outside any known physical laws. Then Bellamy asked himself the $64,000 question. Was he one of them? And if he was, what were they? Mutation is well-known, though still only partially understood, biological phenomena. Atomic radiations cause strange changes in the genes and chromosomes of plants and animals. They might also change men.... To find out just how strange these changes would be, you must read "Dawn of the Mutants". A superb science fiction story - that might be fact.

The Rise And Splendour Of The Chinese Empire

Author: René Grousset
Editor: Univ of California Press
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Dominion Dawn Of The Mongol Empire

Author: Tom Shanley
Editor: Tom Shanley
ISBN: 0615259294
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Dawn Of The Electronic Age

Author: Frederik Nebeker
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470409749
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A comprehensive and fascinating account of electrical and electronics history Much of the infrastructure of today's industrialized world arose in the period from the outbreak of World War I to the conclusion of World War II. It was during these years that the capabilities of traditional electrical engineering—generators, power transmission, motors, electric lighting and heating, home appliances, and so on—became ubiquitous. Even more importantly, it was during this time that a new type of electrical engineering—electronics—emerged. Because of its applications in communications (both wire-based and wireless), entertainment (notably radio, the phonograph, and sound movies), industry, science and medicine, and the military, the electronics industry became a major part of the economy. Dawn of the Electronic Age?explores how this engineering knowledge and its main applications developed in various scientific, economic, and social contexts, and explains how each was profoundly affected by electrical technologies. It takes an international perspective and a narrative approach, unfolding the story chronologically. Though a scholarly study (with sources of information given in endnotes for engineers and historians of science and technology), the book is intended for the general public.?Ultimately, it tells the story of the development of a new realm of engineering and its widespread applications during the remarkable and tragic period of two world wars and the decades in between.

The Pacification Of Earth

Author: Dean Warren
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462817245
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The Pacification of Earth is presented in three sections. Part I, American Revolt: By 2090 almost half of the now immense American population is on welfare. Brilliant, talking computers have stolen most service and middle management jobs, while exploding populations in the southern hemisphere monopolize dumb factory work. And aquifers dry, world wide, causing food shortages. Ben Bjorn, a blond, young Welfie of the merged San Diego and Los Angeles ghetto, escapes a life of squalor by entering the Marine Corps. Well educated by his uncle, he vows to somehow fix the worlds present ugliness. The U.S. invades Mexico with the object of building a death strip along the border that will keep back desperate migrants. Bjorn excels in the resulting combat that involves underwater fleets, personal armor, flechette weapons, and invisible vehicles. We see him grow from a nave, lusty youth to a self-disciplined warrior. The administration cuts Welfie rations while exporting wheat. In the disorder that follows, Bjorn helps his people, is given command of a self-defense Welfie battalion. Fights escalate to a civil war in which Bjorn is the military fist of a Welfie triumvirate. As Part I ends, the Welfies win, rations are equalized, and fertility depressant is dumped into all water supplies. Part II, The Crescent Strikes: As 2100 dawns, Chinese agents kidnap Bjorn and require, as ransom, the shipment of American wheat to their starving people. After our hero escapes by cleverly killing his captors, Europe pleads for military help against the Turkish-led Moslems who threaten invasion from across the Bosphorus. As if those two threats werent enough, American Achievers, the educated and employed class, seek their old power and perquisites. Rebellion simmers below the feet of the Welfie government. After Bjorn survives a Turkish assassination attempt, he flies one hundred and fifty thousand high technology troops to Romania and assumes command of European forces. Estranged from his wife, he also acquires a gorgeous German mistress. In early spring, the Moslems cross the Bosphorus into Europe and throw back part of Bjorns army. He builds defenses behind the Danube Canal. While retreating to that line, Bjorn wins the loyalty of European Achiever officers and raw Balkan units. Moslem armies strike Bjorns line. Defenders respond with fuel-air explosives, smart missiles, flechette rifles, stealth tanks, and microwave weapons that shut down electrical systems. Bjorns mistress, a tool of Achiever conspirators, tries to murder him. He encircles and defeats the Moslems. Bjorn then crushes an Achiever-led rebellion in Western Europe and establishes personal control. News that Chinese armies threaten Siberia convinces Bjorn that the survival of civilization requires he continue his conquests. A world empire is the only cure for humanitys ills. Part III, Imperial Power: In early spring of 2102, Bjorn is thirty years old. He boards his ramjet transport for Irkutsk, in Siberia, while the Chinese gather overwhelming forces nearby in Mongolia. Near his destination, anti-aircraft missiles hunt his aircraft but a brilliant pilot--an Anne Scowcraft--pancakes the aircraft on a swamp in the Siberian taiga. His small party ambushes the killers sent by the Achiever commander of the Russian defenses and finally reaches safety with the German Corps Bjorn has sent as reinforcements to the Slavs. Bjorn manages a Russian command change and a retreat. A romance with Anne grows while Bjorn prepares a defense on the Ob River and establishes a blocking force on the Old Silk Road into Kazakastan. These are the two major land invasion routes to and from China. He sets in motion the conquest of Turkey and Iran, and appoints his ex-wife chief of a world-wide fertility depressant campaign. He announces a World Federation and asks Latin America and Asia to

The Garden Of Allah

Author: Robert Hichens
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465551298
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A story of Egypt and the Sahara steeped in the mysticism and passion of the desert.

The Dawn Volume Ii

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Editor: Debra Milligan
ISBN: 1476176922
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Tun Huang

Author: Yasushi Inoue
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590174259
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More than a thousand years ago, an extraordinary trove of early Buddhist sutras and other scriptures was secreted away in caves near the Silk Road city of Tun-huang. But who hid this magnificent treasure and why? In Tun-huang, the great modern Japanese novelist Yasushi Inoue tells the story of Chao Hsing-te, a young Chinese man whose accidental failure to take the all-important exam that will qualify him as a high government official leads to a chance encounter that draws him farther and farther into the wild and contested lands west of the Chinese Empire. Here he finds love, distinguishes himself in battle, and ultimately devotes himself to the strange task of depositing the scrolls in the caves where, many centuries later, they will be rediscovered. A book of magically vivid scenes, fierce passions, and astonishing adventures, Tun-huang is also a profound and stirring meditation on the mystery of history and the hidden presence of the past.

The Fifth World

Author: Frank Cebulski
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452024685
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Nearly all of the poems in this collection were written within a period of three months, consecutively, one a day. I deliberately set myself the task of writing a poem a day for as long as I could sustain the effort and keep my creative energy flowing. I had before in my writing career brief periods of intense creativity where I wrote poems every day; for example, when I was finishing my sonnet sequence, Mediterranean Sonnets, I wrote fourteen sonnets in as many days. These are memorable creative episodes because they don't come often and the poems deriving from such an intense focused activity are always unified and consistent in a qualitative manner, by form and technique, metrics, and poetic pulsion. The imagination grasps things with unusual claritas. These sessions are always pleasurable because-as Seamus Heaney once said to me after he himself had experienced such a period of creativity and productivity-they bolster a bit the poet's belief in his own genius. Not that genius should be measured by the bucketful, but there is a certain confirmed value in sustained performance. Many poets, of course, have achieved similar and greater feats of poetic muscularity, in the modern era Rilke for one, in writing Sonnets to Orpheus (February 2 - 5, 1922, at Chateau de Muzot in Switzerland), and William Carlos Williams, who wrote something every day for a year for Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1917- September 1918; published in 1920), and this while he was working every day as a pediatrician and general physician in his "other" profession. Williams vowed not to change a word as written; of course this did not happen, as his critical faculties prevailed, as have mine in this collection. I am myself pleased and surprised by how many of these poems stand as first written.