The Quest For The Aztec Gold

Author: Iain Smyth
ISBN: 9780001360723
Size: 16,15 MB
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Jack Stalwart The Quest For Aztec Gold

Author: Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446405125
Size: 20,27 MB
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An ancient stone with the location of Aztec treasure has been stolen from an ailing man's bedside table. Can Secret Agent Jack Stalwart track the thieves and stop them before they plunder Moctezuma's gold?

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart Book 10 The Quest For Aztec Gold Mexico

Author: Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Editor: Weinstein Books
ISBN: 1602862125
Size: 11,27 MB
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Destination: Mexico. The Global Protection Force has summoned Secret Agent Jack Stalwart to Mexico to hunt down a stolen map leading to hidden Aztec gold. Suddenly, he finds himself trapped in the hands of one of the most treacherous treasure hunters in the world. Can Jack stop Callous Carl and his band of thieves before they plunder again?

You Choose Historical Eras The Aztec Empire

Author: Elizabeth Raum
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 147653070X
Size: 17,47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Delve into fascinating time periods! This series allows readers to explore different times and places in history from different perspectives. The narrative format, suspenseful action, and path navigation keep readers reading!

The Quest For Paradise

Author: Charles L. Sanford
Editor: Ams PressInc
Size: 12,86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Visions Of The American West

Author: Gerald F. Kreyche
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813150604
Size: 10,93 MB
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Countless studies of the American West have been written from the viewpoint of history, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. But the West has seldom been written about with the reflective pen of a philosopher. Offering more than a fresh retelling, in thoroughly human terms, of the major historical events of the nineteenth-century West, Gerald Kreyche also leads the reader in a search for the spirit of the West itself. That spirit was one with the American Dream, which offered freedom, individualism, and self-sufficiency to those strong enough and gutsy enough to heed the call of Manifest Destiny. Although the West was and is the most American part of America itself, its natural wonders, its spacious grandeur, its myths and mystique have captured the hearts and imaginations of people the world over. We have all experienced the quickened pulse at the mention of things indelibly western -- tumbleweed, mountain men, high plains, cowboys and Indians, sod houses, coyotes, and grizzlies. And who doesn't react to such bigger-than-life figures as Jim Bridger, Buffalo Bill, George Armstrong Custer, Sitting Bull, and Crazy Horse? The personal humdrum of our times rapidly disappears when, through the magic of western films, TV shows, and books, we vicariously lose ourselves and then find ourselves in the American West of a bygone time. The West, then, produced a quasi-separate culture. And, as each culture must, it gave birth to its own ethos, its own special character, its own tone and set of guiding beliefs. Kreyche contends that in the process of "westering," the veneer of the sophisticated easterner was sloughed off, leaving in sharp outline the frontiersman and the pioneer. In their own manner, these men and women produced a new species of homo americanus.

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart Books 9 12

Author: Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Editor: Weinstein Books
ISBN: 9781602863279
Size: 18,57 MB
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In "The Caper of the Crown Jewels," Jack is summoned to solve a matter of grave national importance: the theft of the Crown Jewels of the British Empire from the Tower of London. Arriving on the scene, he is greeted by a traditional Tower guard- a Yeoman Warder (or Beefeater)- who explains what's missing: The Imperial State Crown, the Sovereign's Orb, and the Sovereign's Scepter with the cross containing the finest-cut diamond in the world, the Star of Africa. Jack identifies Ivan the Incredible and his assistant, Jazz, as the thieves immediately--but puzzling out "how" they did it is stickier. The famous Tower has the most advanced security in the world, and even using his impressive gadgets (the Encryption notebook, Heli-Spacer, Rock Corer, and Rope Tornado) Jack is flummoxed by how the jewels were spirited out. However, Jack can conjure up more than gadgets--he foils the evil magicians with some powerful mojo of his own, dispels an invisibility enchantment, and narrowly avoids the executioner's block before restoring the jewels to the crown and earning the gratitude of the Queen herself!

What The Past Did For Us

Author: Adam Hart-Davis
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409074528
Size: 11,29 MB
Format: PDF
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Adam Hart-Davis, one of the nations favourite TV presenters, returns to our screens with a tour through the Top Ten developments of each of the great civilisations of the past. From the Egyptians to the Romans, Babylonians to the Arabs, Adam takes us on an epic history of the world, looking at some of the great legacies left to us by ancient cultures. What the Past Did For Us accompanies a major 9-part new format autumn show, in which Adam is the anchorman who leads us through the history of inventions while testing some of these in the studio. The accompanying book is an entertainingly written history of ancient cultures, capturing Adams enthusiasm for the subject. Adam tells the story of the Chinese inventors who came up with the mariners compass, paper money and gunpowder right through to the Ancient Indians who, according to Einstein taught us how to count as well as giving us the 12-month calendar year and 7-day week.

The Final Empire

Author: William H. Kötke
Editor: Arrow Point Pr
ISBN: 9780963378453
Size: 10,75 MB
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This book is a wholistic analysis of the crisis of Civilization & a solution. The contents are: 1. A survey of the planetary ecological crisis & a review of population, the exhaustion of resources & industrial poisoning. 2. The analysis of the cultural form that brought us to this point includes; the cultural dynamics of civilized society, the psychological analysis of it & an historical review of the ecological/human costs of the past 500 years of colonialism. Part 4 provides an in-depth analysis of the Natural culture which preceded civilization. Section 5 answers the question, How Are We To Live In Balance With Nature? This section is an on-the-ground, PERMACULTURE, case study/plan for an entire, specific watershed in New Mexico. It traces the natural history of the flora & fauna, the dietary, foraging patterns & life habits of the aboriginal inhabitants - the Anasazi & Apache. It provides a permanent agricultural design that will be affected along with the creation of a new culture in ecologically based communities. The food system includes a modern foraging system that restores the ecology & is ecologically sustainable.

Pop Up And Movable Books

Author: Ann Rothwell Montanaro
Editor: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810826502
Size: 19,50 MB
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Ranging from Victorian picture stories to Disney classics and contemporary works on environmental issues, pop-up and movable books have amused, enlightened, and entertained children and adults for almost 150 years. Although most movable books are designed primarily for children, a significant number of fiction and nonfiction titles are intended for adult readers. Despite their enormous popularity, they are rarely reviewed or included in lists of children's books, and are seldom purchased for circulating libraries. Many are unindexed. Montanaro identifies, indexes, and describes over 1,600 titles by publication date, personal names of contributors, and series titles.