Author: Francis French
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2007
Tells the story of the exciting and challenging years in space flight, with two superpowers engaged in a titanic struggle to land one of their own people on the moon. This book explores the inspirations, ambitions, personalities, and experiences of the select few whose driving ambition was to fly to the moon.
Author: Anthony Aveni
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2017-04-25
In anticipation of solar eclipses visible in 2017 and 2024, an exploration of the scientific and cultural significance of this mesmerizing cosmic display Since the first humans looked up and saw the sun swallowed by darkness, our species has been captivated by solar eclipses. Astronomer and anthropologist Anthony Aveni explains the history and culture surrounding solar eclipses, from prehistoric Stonehenge to Babylonian creation myths, to a confirmation of Einstein's theory of general relativity, to a spectacle that left New Yorkers in the moon's shadow, to future eclipses that will capture human imaginations. In one accessible and engaging read, Aveni explains the science behind the phenomenon, tracks eclipses across the ancient world, and examines the roles of solar eclipses in modern times to reveal the profound effects these cosmic events have had on human history. Colored by his own experiences--Aveni has witnessed eight total solar eclipses in his lifetime--his account of astronomy's most storied phenomenon will enthrall anyone who has looked up at the sky with wonder.
Revisit the beginning of New York Times bestselling author Karen White’s signature style in one of her earliest novels—a story about a love that defies time... IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON When Laura Truitt first sees the dilapidated plantation house, she’s overcome by a sense of familiarity. Inside, the owner claims to have been waiting for years and offers an old photograph of a woman with Laura’s face. Soon afterwards, when a lunar eclipse inexplicably thrusts Laura back in time to Civil War Georgia, she finds herself fighting not just for her heart, but for her very survival…. Includes an exclusive preview of Karen White’s next hardcover Praise for Karen White “There is a rhythm to the writing of Karen White. It has a pace, a beat, a cadence that is all its own.”—The Huffington Post “The ultimate voice of women’s fiction.”—Fresh Fiction “White’s dizzying carousel of a plot keeps those pages turning, so much so that the book can—and should be—finished in one afternoon.”—Oprah.com “This is storytelling of the highest order: the kind of book that leaves you both deeply satisfied and aching for more.”—Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author
Long-listed for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, a lyrical novel set over the course of one morning in a small town in Pakistan Fatima Bhutto’s stunning debut novel chronicles the lives of five young people trying to live and love in a world on fire. Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. Sikandar is exhausted by Mina’s instability and by the pall of grief that has enveloped his family. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. The youngest of the three leaves for town on a motorbike. An idealist, Hayat holds strong to his deathbed promise to their father—to free Mir Ali from oppressors. Seated behind him is a beautiful, fragile girl whose life and thoughts are overwhelmed by the war that has enveloped the place of her birth. Three hours later their day will end in devastating circumstances. In this beautifully observed novel, individuals are pushed to make terrible choices. And as the events of this single morning unfold, one woman is at the center of it all. Praise for The Shadow of the Crescent Moon "Bhutto writes of an extraordinary place where beauty lives alongside brutality, with superb poise and a kind of defiant lyricism." —The Times (UK) "[The Shadow of the Crescent Moon] is... a human story, with love as well as ideology - Bhutto blends the two adroitly (and) writes with great poignancy, keeping the emotional pitch high." —Financial Times
Author: M. M. Kaye
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2015-12-01
M. M. Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions, sweeps her readers back to the vast, glittering, sunbaked continent of India. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros, a beautiful English heiress who has come to India to be married. It is also the tale of Captain Alex Randall, her escort and protector, who knows that Winter's husband to be has become a debauched wreck of a man. When India bursts into flaming hatreds and bitter bloodshed during the dark days of the Mutiny, Alex and Winter are thrown unwillingly together in the brutal and urgent struggle for survival.
Author: JOHN S. BOHNE
Release Date: 2005-06-30
This is the shocking story about the hidden cause of Terrorism. Few seem to be aware of the bloody manifestation moving toward their lives today on main street. The locales are strange, as are the characters in the Nether world around them. The story is high in suspense and action. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE ANYWHERE AT ANY TIME. This defining statement of the Age of Terror was put out on the wind in 1990. It has gone around the world, and even into commercials. This book is the amplification of it.
Coursing deep within every witch are currents of magick that ebb and flow along with the moon's rhythms. When you combine this powerful energy with your inner shadow, you can create real, positive change and transform your life through the mysteries of the dark moon. In the Shadow of 13 Moons offers a rich variety of new, in-depth ways to practice dark moon witchcraft. Kimberly Sherman-Cook guides you step by step through the process of dark moon magick and ritual work while taking you down the path of self-discovery. She seamlessly blends the art of shadow work with magickal practice to form a gentle yet empowering journey. Learn the sacred dance of the shadow as you follow a 13-moon cycle of meditations, rituals, spellwork, craft projects, and other practical exploratory techniques, which will connect you with your inner self and deepen your understanding of shadow craft. Bring about self-healing and inner balance Confront your shadow • Cast a circle of power Work with dark moon deities • Draw down the dark moon Ideal for solitary practitioners as well as coven members of all skill levels, In the Shadow of 13 Moons evolves with you on your path of personal transformation and spiritual growth. "In the Shadow of 13 Moons takes you on a journey into the shadow and back out again, helping you face what is unseen in a thoroughly open and non-dogmatic way. Kimberly is an excellent guide, continuing the tradition of torchbearers in this important work of the psyche."—Christopher Penczak, author of The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft and The Witch's Coin
Nico would have celebrated her 77th birthday on the 16th of October 2015. The dark, morbid charisma of the mysterious chanteuse alias Christa Päffgen has haunted fans and admirers for decades. In this book one of the people who got really and truly close to her, shares his memories of this intriguing being - up, close and personal. In this fascinating memoir German Krautrock musician Lutz Ulbrich (Lüül) - now Lutz Graf-Ulbrich - describes how he met and fell for Nico in the Seventies and how this encounter led to a rocky on- and off-love affair, a long prolific artistic synergy and a lifelong friendship.
Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, American Eclipse ultimately depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius. On a scorching July afternoon in 1878, at the dawn of the Gilded Age, the moon’s shadow descended on the American West, darkening skies from Montana Territory to Texas. This rare celestial event—a total solar eclipse—offered a priceless opportunity to solve some of the solar system’s most enduring riddles, and it prompted a clutch of enterprising scientists to brave the wild frontier in a grueling race to the Rocky Mountains. Acclaimed science journalist David Baron, long fascinated by eclipses, re-creates this epic tale of ambition, failure, and glory in a narrative that reveals as much about the historical trajectory of a striving young nation as it does about those scant three minutes when the blue sky blackened and stars appeared in mid-afternoon. In vibrant historical detail, American Eclipse animates the fierce jockeying that came to dominate late nineteenth-century American astronomy, bringing to life the challenges faced by three of the most determined eclipse chasers who participated in this adventure. James Craig Watson, virtually forgotten in the twenty-first century, was in his day a renowned asteroid hunter who fantasized about becoming a Gilded Age Galileo. Hauling a telescope, a star chart, and his long-suffering wife out west, Watson believed that he would discover Vulcan, a hypothesized "intra-Mercurial" planet hidden in the sun’s brilliance. No less determined was Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who—in an era when women’s education came under fierce attack—fought to demonstrate that science and higher learning were not anathema to femininity. Despite obstacles erected by the male-dominated astronomical community, an indifferent government, and careless porters, Mitchell courageously charged west with a contingent of female students intent on observing the transcendent phenomenon for themselves. Finally, Thomas Edison—a young inventor and irrepressible showman—braved the wilderness to prove himself to the scientific community. Armed with his newest invention, the tasimeter, and pursued at each stop by throngs of reporters, Edison sought to leverage the eclipse to cement his place in history. What he learned on the frontier, in fact, would help him illuminate the world. With memorable accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, David Baron’s page-turning drama refracts nineteenth-century science through the mythologized age of the Wild West, revealing a history no less fierce and fantastical.
Author: Nansook Hong
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A Korean-American recounts her fourteen years of abuse at the hands of her husband, the drug-addicted eldest son of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, and reveals the corruption behind the religious fac+a2ade of Moon's organization. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
Author: Anne Konrad
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2012-01-30
Anne Konrad's Red Quarter Moon is the gripping account of her search for family members lost and disappeared within the Soviet Union. Konrad's ancestors, Mennonites, had settled the Ukrainian steppes in the late 1790s. An ethno-religious minority, they became special objects of Soviet persecution. Though her parents fled in 1929, many relatives remained in the USSR. Konrad's search for these missing extended family members took place over twenty years and five continents - on muddy roads, lonesome steppes, and in old letters, documents, or secret police archives. Her story emerges as both haunting and inspiring, filled with dramatically different accounts from survivors now scattered across the world. She aligns the voices of her subjects chronologically against the backdrop of Soviet policy, intertwining the historical context of the Terror Years with her own personal quest. Red Quarter Moon is an enthralling journey into the past that offers a unique look at the lives of ordinary families and individuals in the USSR.
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Release Date: 2004-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
If it had been up to Jon, he never would have left Crystal City. But the Fen children had finally broken through the city walls. And the Okalian way would survive only if some of the Okalians survived. So Jon sets out into a strange new world. He's been told to find the Ancient Land, where Okalian civilization began. But he hasn't been told of the horrors he will have to face in the cold Wilderness in order to get there. Now he must face the fact that everything he's been taught might be a lie -- a lie he must face for everything to survive.
I can feel every Shifter's emotions except Daniel's—the only one whose heart I long to know. hayden was born a werewolf, a Dark Guardian. But her ability to sense the feelings of fellow werewolves has made her life unbearable. She runs away, only to be tracked by charming, mysterious Daniel, a newcomer to the pack and the one Shifter immune to her powers. As she reluctantly follows him home, Hayden finds herself falling dangerously in love. . . . But even as her feelings for Daniel deepen, Hayden begins to wonder if he is who he claims to be. Where did he come from and why has no one ever seen him transform? When they stumble upon the body of a Shifter still in wolf form, her worries grow. Someone is killing her kind. Is her handsome tracker really a hunter? And is Hayden now his prey?