A number of influential South Korean nationals are committing suicide on UK soil. In all cases they seem to simply drop whatever theyre doing and swiftly -- almost vacantly -- end their own lives. An electronics importer falls from the top floor of his high-rise office, the ambassador to the UK shoots his chauffeur and drives his own car off London Bridge, an actor sets fire to himself during a movie premiere...August and Toby investigate and slowly uncover the ancient force of the Rain-Soaked Bride, a ghostly spirit of vengeance that drags her enemies to their deaths.Once summoned the spirit cannot be dismissed until it takes the life it is charged with, it will be unstoppable in its pursuit of the mortal it has in its sights. Unfortunately, after getting too close to the source of the spirit, that mortal is now Toby Greene.
Eighteen-year-old Taby works at the last video store in town, where she enjoys lusting after the young men who frequent the place. But when one of those guys asks Taby to star in a low-budget sci fi movie, Tabys uncontrollable desire turns it into an action-packed threesome adventure... Explicit erotic fiction with a funny edge.
En esta colección de breves ensayos dirigidos al lector no especializado, se abordan aspectos reveladores de la vida y la obra de algunos de los físicos más importantes a lo largo de cuatro siglos, desde Galileo y Maxwell hasta Einstein y Bohr; además de distintos episodios vinculados con los conflictos en que, por una u otra razón, se vieron involucrados en su tiempo varios científicos eminentes. El hecho de que Galileo haya sido el primer físico conocido que pidió ser identificado como tal, da la clave del título de este libro.El rigor científico va de la mano con la amenidad de las exposiciones en el presente volumen. Su autor, el profesor José Altshuler, es ingeniero electricista, doctor en ciencias, investigador de mérito y antiguo profesor titular de la Facultad de Tecnología de la Universidad de la Habana. Ha publicado numerosos artículos y varios libros sobre temas de electrotecnia teórica, educación superior, actividades espaciales, historia de la ciencia y la tecnología, entre otros.
《图说天下——国家地理系列》丛书共10册，以广阔的视角从不同方位展现出国家地理文化最全面的内容，带领读者对国家地理文化进行一次全方位的接触。本册《全球最美的100个地方》以不同的视角、别具� 心地选取了100处地球上最美、最动人心魄的自然和人文景观，按照每一处地方的自然特点以及所带给人的感受，将100处地方归为若干大的单元，各大单元下的每处地方又独立成篇。以优雅的行文配合精美的摄影图片，将世上各处臻于极致的自然之美、文明之美娓娓道来。罕见的山水奇景与独特的民俗民情、失落的古文明与珍贵的文明遗存，悬念重重的地球之谜与千奇百怪的地球之最……世界的多种极致之美在这里汇聚、碰撞出一首自然与人文的交响诗。《图说天下——国家地理系列》丛书共10册，以灵动的文字勾勒出中国人的山水长卷，以焕彩的图片讲述东西方的地理象征。1500多个绚丽多彩的地理景观，4000余幅美轮美奂的摄影图片，260万字10卷本的人文地理巨著，编织出一次穿越时空的梦幻之旅。� 穆朗玛之巅，圣洁的雪山女神遗世而独立，接受着山下� 承万代的虔诚子孙顶礼膜拜；地中海岸，圆月从帕特农神庙顶上升起，清冷的光辉洒遍人类搭建过永恒神话的圣土；塞伦盖蒂草原，角马群在如血夕阳下汹涌࣮
Eden Laroux was born on November 27, 1978, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to a father who was a butcher and a mother who was a florist.Her mother, originally from Saint-Emilion in France, migrated to the US to become a textile worker. Eden Laroux was born as Emilia Domini. She had an elder brother, Calvin, and has a sister named Philomena.Her father, a second-generation Italian immigrant, left Emilia’s mother for a laundrywoman, who was also of Italian descent. He was a gambler and an alcoholic. It was learned later that he not only stole money from his employer, but also left the family with gambling debts to settle. Eden was 14 at the time, and the experience of being abandoned and deceived seared into her memory -- a theme which showed up in most of her early literary works -- sad poems and essays--and in her college years, short stories for various creative writing classes.Edens brother Calvin chose to leave his own studies and worked odd jobs to supplement their mother’s income, which was obscenely meager, after their father left.Despite financial difficulties, Calvin pushed Eden to work for a degree, and through his and other people’s help, she was able to get a scholarship to attend college and study English Literature.Three weeks after Edens graduation, Calvin - a closeted homosexual - was killed in a freak accident at work (stabbed by his partner in the middle of a long drive for an out-of-town furniture delivery). He had “come out” only to Eden. He and Eden had been very close, owing to their father’s leaving and their mother becoming undone and distraught.Philomena, Edens younger sister, is the family’s joy and the family’s artist. While her formal training is in business (she is currently studying for a degree in finance and strategic management), she nevertheless finds time to also dabble in the visual arts -- as a potter, painter, and, of late, as a furniture designer.Emilia chose to write under her mother’s name, Eden, as a tribute both to her mothers unconditional love and for her strength to overcome an enormous challenge of raising a family -- all on her own.
Mere’s young life is confined to the wind and water, the boat that she lives on docking only long enough to stop at the grocery store or visit the library, but never long enough to take out any books. That would mean having a library card, and a library card would mean revealing your name on a government form.Mere, her mother, Faye, and Mark, the mysterious teenage runaway who shares their boat, seem destined to sail around the Great Lakes forever, navigating the Persephone through the deep waters, stopping in Toronto twice a year to pick up envelopes of cash left with the dockmaster. Faye is a fugitive, still pursued for her part in the violent one-year anniversary events marking Chicago’s 1968 “Days of Rage”—a seminal student protest against the Vietnam war. Now Merril, Mere’s father, has suddenly appeared on the boat after many years. The authorities are looking for him and Faye is his ticket to freedom. But, in a desperate bid for her own adolescent freedom, Mere makes a choice that will change everything.Mere is a wonderfully electric novel about the inexorable bond between mothers and daughters, written by two of Canada’s most talented writers—themselves mother and daughter. Rich in its allegorical and sociological strands, it reaches into the Greek myth of Persephone; it explores a woman’s primeval need to protect her child; and it lays bare the explosive events of a touchstone period in our history. A novel of choices and consequences, betrayal and atonement, Mere builds lyrically to a shattering climax, an ending that haunts long after the last page is turned.
Revolutionary Beauty offers the first sustained study of the German artist John Heartfields groundbreaking political photomontages, published in the left-wing weekly Arbeiter Illustrierte Zeitung (AIZ) during the 1930s. Sabine T. Kriebel foregrounds the critical artistic practices with which Heartfield directly confronted the turbulent, ideologically charged currents of interwar Europe, exposing the cultural politics of the crucial historical moment that witnessed the consolidation of National Socialism. In this period of radicalization and mass mobilization, the medium of photomontage—the cut-and-paste assemblage of photograph and text—offered a way to deconstruct the visual world and galvanize beholders on a mass scale. Kriebel transforms our understandings of montage as a quintessentially modern practice. Central to that reconceptualization is suture, a concept integral to film theory but recruited in this book to explore the psychic operations of Heartfield’s seamlessly welded AIZ photomontages. Revolutionary Beauty proposes that the language of sutured illusionism constitutes one of the most important and overlooked critiques of modern media, wherein a radical reassessment resides in suture. Scholars of photography, modern and contemporary art history, media studies, and European history will doubtlessly embrace this book.�
It was one of the greatest moments of sportsmanship ever seen at the Winter Olympics.And one of the greatest - and unlikeliest - of British Olympic triumphs.In Austria in 1964, it was 30 years since the British team had won a medal in the most hazardous and exciting of Winter Olympics contests - the bobsleigh. Tony Nash and Robin Dixon cam across the sport almost by chance. Going into the Olympics, they were the underdogs. But they came from nowhere to claim the gold in one of the most explosive bobsleigh races of the twentieth century.Despite coming from a country where the sport and it dangers are little known, the British duo fought their way to victory through sheer hard work and dedication, eventually becoming the world champions at amateur bobsleigh, against all the odds.Before their heroic gold medal win, Britain’s place in bobsleigh history was only notable for its extreme lack of success. Nash and Dixon put an end to that horrendous losing streak. Their place in Winter Olympic history was cemented forever in those few magical moments, and it would be another thirty years before any British athlete could match it. With the fifty year anniversary of the team’s victory just round the corner at Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics, the leading sports historian Brian Belton takes us on a journey through the ups and downs of the Nash and Dixon’s triumph against the odds. With contributions from Robin Dixon himself, Olympic Gold Run is the heart-warming true story of the greatest bobsleigh team Britain has ever produced.It is essential reading for all sports fans.Brian Belton is the author of Bolton Born: The Early Years of Bolton FC, When magpies First Flew: Newcastle FC The Early Years and numerous other sports books.
These are poems about the great evil and dark that exists in the world, and of Gods final judgement and condemnation; poems about the great victory won by His Son on the Cross, an offer of salvation to every soul in the world through repentance and the forgiveness of sins. This volume includes the books Experiencing God: This Great Dark and Experiencing God: This Great Light, plus 20 additional poems.