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Dragon Teeth

By Michael Crichton
  • ISBN Code: : 0062473379
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel—a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting. The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars. Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William’s newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West’s most notorious characters. A page-turner that draws on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined. Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.

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The book examines uncertainty of command at the army, corps, and division levels and emphasizes the confusion and fear of ground combat at the level of company and battalion - "where they do the dying." Its gripping description of the battle is based on government records, a rich selection of first-person accounts from veterans of both sides, and author Edward G. Miller's visits to the battlefield. The result is a compelling and comprehensive account of small-unit action set against the background of the larger command levels. The book's foreword is by retired Maj. Gen. R. W. Hogan, who was a battalion commander in the forest.

Curse of the Ice Dragon

By Tara West
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  • Publisher : Shifting Sands Publishing
  • Book Code : 1479365408
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 525
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Book Short Summary:

From USA Today Bestselling Author, Tara West **Winner of the eFestival of Words Best Action/Adventure** Brave heroes and powerful heroines. Vengeful goddesses and blood-thirsty dragons. Wandering spirits and spiteful sages. This completed epic saga with a diverse cast of characters will keep you turning the pages late into the night. For fans of Eragon, Shadow and Bone, and Percy Jackson! Hunting was supposed to be a gift, where every arrow Markus loosed struck true—saving his village from starvation and making him a hero. It was also the only way Markus knew how to shield his sickly brother from his father's rage. Until the fateful night when it all went wrong. Now he’s cursed and on the run from a vengeful ice dragon. In his escape, he falls into Ice Kingdom, where a kind man and his brave daughter help him wrestle with his father’s abusive past. But when he comes face to face with the goddess who cursed him, he has to decide. If he surrenders, the people of Ice Kingdom and the girl he loves will perish. If he fights, his beloved brother will die.

Defense of the Rhine 1944–45

By Steven J. Zaloga
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1849083886
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : History
  • Members : 626
  • Pdf File: defense-of-the-rhine-1944-45.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Rhine River represented the last natural defensive barrier for the Third Reich in the autumn of 1944. Although Hitler had been reluctant to allow the construction of tactical defence lines in France, the final defense of the Reich was another matter. As a result, construction of a Rhine defence line began in September 1944. Steven J. Zaloga examines the multiple phases of construction undertaken to strengthen the Westwall (Siegfried Line), to fortify many of the border villages, and finally to prepare for the demolition of the Rhine bridges. Using detailed maps, colour artwork, and expert analysis, this book takes a detailed look at Germany's last line of defence.

The Dragon in China and Japan

By M. W. De Visser
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1605204102
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 638
  • Pdf File: the-dragon-in-china-and-japan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Little is known of Dutch author MARINUS WILLEM DE VISSER (1876-1930) beyond his academic life as a classicist with an interest in Chinese and Japanese language and culture, and as a popularizer of Japanese art in the Netherlands. He is best remembered today for having given us a cornerstone examination of the legends of fantastic flying reptiles known as dragons. The Dragon in China and Japan contains "the most interesting quotations concerning the dragon in China, systematically arranged, selected from the enormous number of passages on this fantastic animal in Chinese literature, from the remotest eras down to modern times," notes cryptozoologist Loren Coleman in his new introduction. Coleman also praises the book's use of primary source material. "If cryptozoologists are to study the Asian dragons of India, China, and Japan, it must not be done through the screen of today's New Age mentality. Scholarly, level-headed examinations of living, breathing reports of serpentine flying beasts, water-borne megafauna, and shadowy entities must be balanced with investigations of the legends and folktales of these dragons from Asian texts," such as de Visser's here. This new edition, a replica of the 1913 first edition complete with extensive notes in the original Asian alphabet, is part of Cosimo's Loren Coleman Presents series. LOREN COLEMAN is author of numerous books of cryptozoology, including Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America and Mothman and Other Curious Encounters.

The Mythology of the Night Sky

By David E. Falkner
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9781461401377
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 301
  • Pdf File: the-mythology-of-the-night-sky.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Mythology of the Night Sky is intended primarily for amateur astronomers who would like to know the mythology behind the names of constellations and planets. It deals with the 48 constellations identified by the ancient Greek astronomer Ptolemy, as well as all the planets of our solar system and their moons, which are named after Roman gods. To assist practical observers the book gives the location and description of each constellation, including named stars and deep-sky objects. Readers are encouraged to observe and image the constellations for themselves, and there is a lot of practical information in this book to help them along the way. In addition to providing a detailed (and mostly Greek) mythology of the constellations and the vast soap opera that was part of the Ancient Greek pantheon, this book also addresses the planets of the Solar System, which are named after the Roman - not Greek - gods.

#15 Shades of Gray: Motto of the Assassins Guild - Hilt of the Dagger

By Kristie Lynn Higgins
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  • Publisher : Kristie Lynn Higgins
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 327
  • Pdf File: 15-shades-of-gray.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Shades Of Gray Series follows the adventures of Kat, a woman with no memory of her past who is called the Pandora Project by those who hunt her, and Kim, a woman leading the life of a legal assassin called a Life Closer. The world they live in is plagued by clouds that prevent the sun from shining down on the land called Dry Clouds, making all who live in Noir forced to live in endless night. Start this series for "Free" by reading #1 Shades of Gray: Noir, City Shrouded By Darkness and then read #2 Shades of Gray: From Moscow, With Love also for "Free". Kat searches for clues to her past while androids called Un-Men and human bounty hunters try to kill her, and Kim searches for who murdered her mother. The two women's paths collide, and they form a shaky partnership to unravel the mysteries that haunt their lives and they try to protect one another from those who do not wish for them to discover the truth. Everyone's soul is marked by a color. Which shade of gray will they hold to? #15 Shades of Gray: Motto of the Assassins Guild- Hilt of the Dagger: The Hand and the Foot face off in the Dragon's Teeth, the city of the Assassins Guild. **Shades of Gray Series** (STARTING POINT QUADRILOGY) #1 Shades of Gray: Noir, City Shrouded By Darkness "FREE" #2 Shades of Gray: From Moscow, With Love "FREE" #3 Shades of Gray: Cerberus Versus Pandora #4 Shades of Gray: Sisters (ZOMBIE TWILIGHT QUADRILOGY) #5 Shades of Gray: Night Of The Twilight- The Chimera Strain #6 Shades of Gray: Dawn Of The Twilight- Outbreak #7 Shades of Gray: Day Of The Twilight- Patient Zero #8 Shades of Gray: Land Of The Twilight- Closing of Days (MYTHS AND DESPAIR QUADRILOGY) #9 Shades of Gray: Rise of the Gorgons #10 Shades of Gray: Woe To The Watcher #11 Shades of Gray: Woe To The One Who Has Held His Heart's Tongue #12 Shades of Gray: Woe To The One Who Thought They Could Only Hurt (ASSASSINS GUILD ORIGINS QUADRILOGY) #13 Shades of Gray: Creed of the Assassins Guild- Blade of the Dagger #14 Shades of Gray: Axiom of the Assassins Guild- Steel of the Dagger #15 Shades of Gray: Motto of the Assassins Guild- Hilt of the Dagger #16 Shades of Gray: Precept of the Assassins Guild- Edge of the Dagger

Byzantine Warfare

By John Haldon
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351953745
  • Total of Pages : 616
  • Category : History
  • Members : 656
  • Pdf File: byzantine-warfare.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Warfare was an integral part of the operations of the medieval eastern Roman, or Byzantine, Empire, both in its organization, as well as in social thinking and political ideology. This volume presents a selection of articles dealing with key aspects of Byzantine attitudes to war and violence, with military administration and organization at tactical and strategic levels, weapons and armaments and war-making itself; discussions which make an important contribution to answering the questions of how and why the empire survived as long as it did.

Bolt Action: Germany Strikes!

By Warlord Games
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472813626
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 307
  • Pdf File: bolt-action.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1939, Germany shattered the peace of Europe with a lightning-fast strike against Poland. The next year, it captured Denmark and Norway, before launching its famous Blitzkrieg against France, Belgium and The Netherlands. In less than two years of fighting, Nazi Germany became the master of mainland Europe. This new Theatre Book for Bolt Action allows players to command armies of German tanks driving across the continent or to lead the desperate defense of the outgunned Allied armies. New scenarios, special rules and units give players everything they need to recreate the devastating battles and campaigns of the early war in Europe, including the fall of Poland, the breaking of the Maginot Line and the dramatic retreat to Dunkirk.