The Secret World

Author: Christopher Andrew
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241305225
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'The most comprehensive narrative of intelligence compiled ... unrivalled' Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'Captivating, insightful and masterly' Edward Lucas, The Times The history of espionage is far older than any of today's intelligence agencies, yet the long history of intelligence operations has been largely forgotten. The first mention of espionage in world literature is in the Book of Exodus.'God sent out spies into the land of Canaan'. From there, Christopher Andrew traces the shift in the ancient world from divination to what we would recognize as attempts to gather real intelligence in the conduct of military operations, and considers how far ahead of the West - at that time - China and India were. He charts the development of intelligence and security operations and capacity through, amongst others, Renaissance Venice, Elizabethan England, Revolutionary America, Napoleonic France, right up to sophisticated modern activities of which he is the world's best-informed interpreter. What difference have security and intelligence operations made to course of history? Why have they so often forgotten by later practitioners? This fascinating book provides the answers.

The Secret World Of Sleep

Author: Penelope A. Lewis
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137386975
File Size: 40,13 MB
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In recent years neuroscientists have uncovered the countless ways our brain trips us up in day-to-day life, from its propensity toward irrational thought to how our intuitions deceive us. The latest research on sleep, however, points in the opposite direction. Where old wives tales have long advised to "sleep on a problem," today scientists are discovering the truth behind these folk sayings,and how the busy brain radically improves our minds through sleep and dreams. In The Secret World of Sleep, neuroscientist Penny Lewis explores the latest research intothe nighttime brain to understand the real benefits of sleep. She shows how, while our body rests, the brain practices tasks it learned during the day, replays traumatic events to mollify them, and forges connections between distant concepts. By understanding the roles that the nocturnal brain plays in our waking life, we can improve the relationship between the two, and even boost creativity and become smarter. This is a fascinating exploration of one of the most surprising corners of neuroscience that shows how science may be able to harness the power of sleep to improve learning, health, and more.

The Secret World Of American Communism

Author: Harvey Klehr
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300137834
File Size: 50,78 MB
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The hidden world of American communism can now be examined with the help of documents from the recently opened archives of the former Soviet Union. Interweaving narrative and documents, the authors of this book present a convincing new picture of the Communist Part of the the United States of America (CPUSA), providing proof that it was involved in espionage and other subversive activitives. 16 illustrations.

Johnny S Kingdom

Author: Johnny Kingdom
ISBN: 9781904038061
File Size: 43,92 MB
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The secrets of Exmoor are currently attracting national coverage through BBC 2's series "Johnny Kingdom - A Year on Exmoor" which is televised at 8.00pm on Friday evenings in October and November, 2006. This book is reprinted to coincide with this latest TV series. It explores the varied wildlife of Exmoor through the seasons and contains sensational photographs, especially of animals: deer, badgers, swans, Exmoor ponies, tawny owls, pheasants, buzzards, stoats, otters, salmon and a variety of wild birds.

The Secret World Of The Freemasons Large Print 16pt

Author: Tim Dedopulos
Editor: ReadHowYouWant
ISBN: 9781459662438
File Size: 24,37 MB
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Written by the grandson of a high - ranking Mason, ''The Secret World of the Freemasons'' is a fascinating look inside the enigmatic institution. Starting with a detailed look at the visible structure of international Freemasonry and the myths and legends that surround it, the book moves on to examine the meaning of Freemasonry - its mythological and real history, its social context, and the symbolism and philosophy that illuminate every aspect of the Craft. Finally, the book examines the current state of Freemasonry today, including some of the scandals and intrigues that have become associated with it, and the trials facing the ancient order as it approaches the challenges of the twenty - first century. The book includes features on famous Masons of the past and present.


Author: Jacinta Parsons
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1922400440
File Size: 62,57 MB
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Jacinta Parsons was in her twenties when she first began to feel unwell – the kind of unwell that didn’t go away. Doctors couldn’t explain why, and Jacinta wondered if it might be in her head. But she could barely function, was frequently unable to eat or get out of bed for days, and gradually turned into a shadow of herself. Eventually she got a diagnosis, but knowing she had Crohn’s disease wouldn’t stop her life from spiralling into a big mess of doctors, hospitals and medical disasters. With chronic illness her constant companion, she had to learn how to function in a world set up for the well. What’s most extraordinary about Jacinta’s story is how common it is. Nearly half of Australians live with a chronic illness, but most of these conditions are not obvious, often endured in secrecy and little understood. They are unseen. With compelling candour, Jacinta trains a microscope on the unique challenges of living with an invisible condition. She lays bare the struggles with shame, loss of identity, the threat of mortality, and the profoundly complex relationships between the chronically ill and their own bodies, as well as with those around them. It’s a story of trying to fix an unfixable illness, getting beaten down then clawing back up, and how that experience can shape a life.

The Secret World Of Wombats

Author: Jackie French
Editor: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730444821
File Size: 54,11 MB
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Companion non-fiction title for the bestselling Diary of a Wombat. A non-fiction book that explores everything you've ever wanted to know about wombats. Jackie French loves wombats. She's been living with and studying them for over 30 years, and they have been featured characters in many of her books. Now her beloved wombats take centre stage, as Jackie reveals everything you have ever wanted to know about them - from their zoological history to habitation and habits. Jackie also shares some personal stories from her experiences living with these wonderful creatures. there are also wombat Q&As and wombat jokes sprinkled throughout the book. Ages 7-12 .

Painting The Secret World Of Nature

Author: John Agnew
Editor: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781581804577
File Size: 50,71 MB
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In this book, John Agnew shares his secrets about how to create those special natural atmospheres by controlling the light, color, textures, point of view and design in each painting. the book is filled with mini-demonstrations showing readers exactly how to capture this beauty in their own work, regardless of the their medium. They'll find guidelines for rendering leaves, mud, snow, fur, feathers, and more, plus one full demonstration that puts these animal and environment textures together in a single painting. John Agnew is one of the country's premier artists specializing in fine art, realistic nature murals and immersion exhibit design. His experience in creating lifelike environments give his fine art paintings a sense of being there seldom experienced in two-dimensional mediums. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Still Waters The Secret World Of Lakes

Author: Curt Stager
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393292177
File Size: 69,22 MB
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A fascinating exploration of lakes around the world, from Walden Pond to the Dead Sea. More than a century and a half have passed since Walden was first published, and the world is now a very different place. Lakes are changing rapidly, not because we are separate from nature but because we are so much a part of it. While many of our effects on the natural world today are new, from climate change to nuclear fallout, our connections to it are ancient, as core samples from lake beds reveal. In Still Waters, Curt Stager introduces us to the secret worlds hidden beneath the surfaces of our most remarkable lakes, leading us on a journey from the pristine waters of the Adirondack Mountains to the wilds of Siberia, from Thoreau’s cherished pond to the Sea of Galilee. Through decades of firsthand investigations, Stager examines the significance of our impacts on some of the world’s most iconic inland waters. Along the way he discovers the stories these lakes contain about us, including our loftiest philosophical ambitions and our deepest myths. For him, lakes are not only mirrors reflecting our place in the natural world but also windows into our history, culture, and the primal connections we share with all life. Beautifully observed and eloquently written, Stager’s narrative is filled with strange and enchanting details about these submerged worlds—diving insects chirping underwater like crickets, African crater lakes that explode, and the growing threats to some of our most precious bodies of water. Modern science has demonstrated that humanity is an integral part of nature on this planet, so intertwined with it that we have also become an increasingly powerful force of nature in our own right. Still Waters reminds us how beautiful, complex, and vulnerable our lakes are, and how, more than ever, it is essential to protect them.

The Secret World Of Doing Nothing

Author: Billy Ehn
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520262611
File Size: 73,16 MB
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In this insightful reflection on 'doing nothing', the authors take us on a tour of what is happening when, to all appearances, absolutely nothing is happening. The book leads us to rethink the ordinary and find meaning in today's hypermodern reality.

The Secret World Government Or The Hidden Hand

Author: Count Cherep-Spiridovich
Editor: Book Tree
ISBN: 9781585090938
File Size: 72,42 MB
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This book rants against Freemasonry, Satan, international banks, Napoleon and more. It makes a series of unsubstantiated claims against Jews and possibly substantiated ones against the Rothschilds of his time. If one can put the authors personal biases aside, there remains some good historical information about government, religion, world power and money. The publishers do not agree with the authors biased opinions, but wish to make the remaining facts available to those interested. Conspiracy buffs will enjoy it immensely. The book, in its entirety, should not be taken at face valuethe truth that exists within it must be carefully extracted.

Glitter Greed

Author: Janine Farrell-Robert
Editor: Red Wheel Weiser
ISBN: 1609258800
File Size: 42,62 MB
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Rare, romantic, and forever: The diamond industry depends on these myths to reap billions of dollars of profit. This sensational investigation explodes such fallacies and reveals how multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns create the impression of rarity and romance. It reveals a very secret and unromantic world, one that is dominated and controlled by a handful of mighty corporations. With Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie The Blood Diamond making more people than ever aware of the seamy side of the diamond trade, Janine Roberts’ explosive exposé, taking us through seven decades of intrigue and manipulation, is the right book at the right time.

My Secret World Of Unicorns

Author: Ellie Wharton
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241418453
File Size: 14,63 MB
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This story and activity book is full of magical discoveries, waiting to be explored. Meet the unicorns of the world, bake some of their favourite food and uncover the facts about these secret, magical creatures. Read about their secret skills, their favourite hairstyles and how to spot a unicorn in the big wide world. Join Celeste, Unicorn Seeker and head of the Secret Society of Mythical Creatures, and learn how to look after your unicorn companion and protect their secrets. With unicorn stories to read, secrets to learn and much more, this is the perfect book for unicorn believers everywhere.

The Secret World Of The Brain

Author: Catherine Loveday
Editor: Not Found
ISBN: 9780233004938
File Size: 75,18 MB
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The brain is the most important part of our anatomy - the master controller that tells the other parts of the body what to do and when to do it. This engaging new book delves into how we use our brains in everyday life and uncovers the crucial workings of this vital organ. How does our brain store memories? How does the brain process emotion? How do we recognise faces? What is dreaming? What does it mean to be conscious? How do injuries and diseases disrupt brain function? Are male and female brains any different? What is really happening in the teenage brain? From revealing how the brain controls our basic functions such as speech, vision and movement to how it determines our perceptions, contributes to our personalities and affects our emotions, this beautifully illustrated book unlocks the key questions about the brain.

The Secret World Of Og

Author: Pierre Berton
Editor: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385659116
File Size: 28,21 MB
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The summer adventure of five children takes them into a strange country peopled by little green men.

The Secret World Of Kids

Author: Art Linkletter
File Size: 24,21 MB
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The Secret World Of Hildegard

Author: Jonah Winter
Editor: Arthur A. Levine Books
File Size: 51,67 MB
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Bold illustrations and fascinating text celebrate the life of Hildegard, a courageous woman who bravely spoke about her wonderful visions in a time where women were to be seen not heard, becoming one of the greatest mystics and composers of the medieval age.

The Brotherhood

Author: Stephen Knight
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007246293
File Size: 78,86 MB
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The Freemasons have long fascinated outsiders. The subject of Dan Brown's new novel - set for release in 2007 - this secret and exclusive society, thought to be the largest in Britain today, remains a mystery to the many excluded from its ranks. One would never know if a father or brother was a member due to the mandatory vow of secrecy. In this classic, controversial exposé, Stephen Knight talks to the men on the inside - those who have broken their vow of secrecy to reveal the darker side of the 'brotherhood'. Do they influence the law? Is the KGB involved? And is there is a secret group of Masons running the country today, perhaps influencing every move we make? Fully updated with a new introduction by Martin Short, acclaimed author of 'Inside the Brotherhood', this is the unmissable, true story of an ancient, and mysterious brotherhood operating in our midst.

Land Rush

Author: Mark Stevens
ISBN: 9780070612747
File Size: 11,93 MB
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Author: Dk Pub
Editor: DK
ISBN: 9781465482518
File Size: 74,48 MB
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From tiny insects to sleek great white sharks and majestic elephants, this book invites you to explore the animal kingdom up close--from head to toe. Whether you're interested in specific animal groups such as mammals or birds or have a passion for wildlife photography, this beautiful book will delight, fascinate, and surprise. DK's elegant new introduction to wild animals is packed with dramatic photography and crystal-clear illustrations that explain how animals work, both physically and socially, celebrates their beauty, and describes how they are adapted to do different things and survive in different environments. The unique head-to-toe approach, with chapters on different body parts, allows you to focus in on the beauty of the antenna of a moth, the flight feathers of a parrot, or the feeding tentacles of a coral. Zoology also explores how we have depicted animals in art throughout the ages, from zoological drawings that recorded new discoveries to great paintings and drawings inspired by a deep connection to the natural world. With fascinating stories, such as how animals communicate, defend their territories, and attract mates, Zoology offers an engaging introduction to the extraordinary diversity of the animal kingdom.