The Faded Map

Author: Alistair Moffat
Editor: Birlinn
ISBN: 9781841589589
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Modern communications have driven motorways and pylons through the countryside, dwarfed us with TV and telephone masts and drastically altered the way in which we move around, see and understand Scotland. Recent politics and logistics have established borders and jurisdictions which now seem permanent and impervious.

Online Maps With Apis And Webservices

Author: Michael P. Peterson
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642274846
Size: 12,79 MB
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With the Internet now the primary method of accessing maps, this volume examines developments in the world of online map delivery, focusing in particular on application programmer interfaces such as the Google Maps API, and their utility in thematic mapping.

Inner Circle

Author: Claire McNab
Editor: Bella Books
ISBN: 1642470953
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Detective Inspector Carol Ashton is unaware that her investigation of execution-style murders and the bombing of a small-town police station has put her life in grave danger. The case leads her to the fringes of a mysterious underground group whose members are waging an undeclared war against anyone who does not share their extremist views.

The Doomsday Testament

Author: James Douglas
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446437647
Size: 19,93 MB
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From bestselling author James Douglas, a gripping and enthralling historical conspiracy thriller - a must read for fans of Dan Brown, James Becker and Chris Kuzneski. READERS ARE LOVING THE DOOMSDAY TESTAMENT! "This is the best book I have read in a long while..." - 5 STARS. "Kept me up very late because I couldn't put it down." - 5 STARS. "Kept me gripped until the end, with twist and turns everywhere..." - 5 STARS. ********************************************************************** THERE ARE SOME WHO WILL KILL TO FIND THAT WHICH IS LOST... 1937: Hitler sent an expedition to Tibet in search of the lost land of Thule. 1941: Himmler spent a huge fortune, and sacrificed the lives of hundreds to turn Wewelsburg Castle in Germany into a shrine to the SS. 2008: Art recovery expert Jamie Saintclair is astonished to discover that the gentle grandfather he thought he knew was a decorated war hero, serving in the Special Air Service in World War Two. And his grandfather has one more surprise. Sewn into the endpaper of his journal is a strange piece of Nazi symbolism. With this discovery, Jamie is launched on a breathless chase across Europe and deep into Germany's dark past... Jamie Saintclair's adventures continue in The Isis Covenant, The Excalibur Codex and The Samurai Inheritance.

Tankbread

Author: Paul Mannering
Editor: Permuted Press
ISBN: 1618681230
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Ten years ago humanity lost the war for survival. Now intelligent zombies rule the world. Feeding the undead of a steady diet of clones called Tankbread, the survivors live on the brink of extinction. An outlaw courier is on a journey through post-apocalyptic Australia to save the last humans and destroy the zombie threat. His only companion is a girl with an extraordinary secret. Her name is Else, and she's Tankbread.

Maps Myths And Men

Author: Kirsten A. Seaver
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804749633
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The "Vínland Map" first surfaced on the antiquarian market in 1957 and the map's authenticity has been hotly debated ever since—in controversies ranging from the anomalous composition of the ink and the map's lack of provenance to a plethora of historical and cartographical riddles. Maps, Myths, and Men is the first work to address the full range of this debate. Focusing closely on what the map in fact shows, the book contains a critique of the 1965 work The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation; scrutinizes the marketing strategies used in 1957; and covers many aspects of the map that demonstrate it is a modern fake, such as literary evidence and several scientific ink analyses performed between 1967 and 2002. The author explains a number of the riddles and provides evidence for both the identity of the mapmaker and the source of the parchment used, and she applies current knowledge of medieval Norse culture and exploration to counter widespread misinformation about Norse voyages to North America and about the Norse world picture.

Without A Map

Author: Meredith Hall
Editor: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807072729
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Meredith Hall's moving but unsentimental memoir begins in 1965, when she becomes pregnant at sixteen. Shunned by her insular New Hampshire community, she is then kicked out of the house by her mother. Her father and stepmother reluctantly take her in, hiding her before they finally banish her altogether. After giving her baby up for adoption, Hall wanders recklessly through the Middle East, where she survives by selling her possessions and finally her blood. She returns to New England and stitches together a life that encircles her silenced and invisible grief. When he is twenty-one, her lost son finds her. Hall learns that he grew up in gritty poverty with an abusive father—in her own father's hometown. Their reunion is tender, turbulent, and ultimately redemptive. Hall's parents never ask for her forgiveness, yet as they age, she offers them her love. What sets Without a Map apart is the way in which loss and betrayal evolve into compassion, and compassion into wisdom.

The Map Of Love

Author: Ahdaf Soueif
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 140883829X
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In 1900 Lady Anna Winterbourne travels to Egypt where she falls in love with Sharif, and Egyptian Nationalist utterly committed to his country's cause. A hundred years later, Isabel Parkman, an American divorcee and a descendant of Anna and Sharif, goes to Egypt, taking with her an old family trunk, inside which are found notebooks and journals which reveal Anna and Sharif's secret.

The Cave Of Mystery

Author: Robert F. Boeck
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490858172
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A hidden cave on an old gravel road, a jacket pulled up on an anchor, and a persistent twelve-year-old boy provide the backdrop for a mystery for all ages. Can Sam Small overcome the doubts of his own father and the rejection of a Michigan sheriff? In trying to solve a mystery, Sam puts himself in jeopardy when grabbed by a cruel kidnapper. A family vacation in the Northwoods, camping out, fishing and a lost ball are the backdrop of a mystery that recalls a simpler and more wholesome time. Like a bedtime story told by a grandparent, experience a little piece of childhood again. Doug Knudtson, COO of Maxcess International Early readers are looking for good chapter books to read. This mystery would be a great choice because of its great storyline and Christian Life and World View. I fully recommend it for my grandchildren. Dr. Bill Amstutz, D.Min. President of Shepherds Ministries The Cave of Mystery is a book for all ages. Fascinating, engaging, and compelling; the opening paragraphs draw the reader in immediately and soon you find yourself trying to unlock the mystery and solve the case. The author skillfully weaves those historic values and biblical principles into a story filled endlessly with drama and suspense-all the way to the last page. My ten year old grandson, who loves spy gear and mysteries, was captivated by it. A great read for any age, especially boys looking for adventure. Karen Busenitz, wife of Dr. Irv Busenitz of The Masters Seminary The Cave of Mystery is a wonderful story for the whole family. The characters come alive. Theres mystery, perseverance and excitement. Woven into this book are lessons that show how you live your life can have a big influence on others. Frankly, I couldnt put the book down. Ruth Hills, artist and grandmother