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Survivors #1: The Empty City

By Erin Hunter
  • ISBN Code: : 0062102591
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf : survivors-1.pdf

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The time has come for dogs to rule the wild! Discover another action-packed animal fantasy series from the #1 nationally bestselling author of Warriors The first book in the Survivors series is full of “wild and wonderful adventure” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) that will thrill fans of Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire. Lucky has always been a Lone Dog, roaming the busy city streets and relying on his instincts. Then the Big Growl strikes—a devastating earthquake that changes Lucky’s world forever. For the first time, he must team up with a Pack, a group of former Leashed Dogs who have been separated from their owners. Lucky’s vivid point of view and the pulse-pounding action make for the start of an addictive series that shows readers the world through the eyes of dogs.

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The history of China is a history of warfare. Wars have caused dynasties to collapse, fractured the thin fasade of national unity, and brought decades of alien occupation. But throughout Chinese history, its warfare has been guided by principles different from those that governed Europe. Chinese strategists followed the concept, first articulated by Sun-tzu in The Art of War, of qi (ch'i), or unorthodox, warfare. The concept of qi involves creating tactical imbalances in order to achieve victory against even vastly superior forces. Ralph D. Sawyer, translator of The Art of War and one of America's preeminent experts on Chinese military tactics, here offers a comprehensive guide to the ancient practice of unorthodox warfare. He describes, among many other tactics, how Chinese generals have used false rumors to exploit opposing generals' distrust of their subordinates; dressed thousands of women as soldiers to create the illusion of an elite attack force; and sent word of a false surrender to lure enemy troops away from a vital escape route. The Tao of Deception is the book that military tacticians and military historians will turn to as the definitive guide to a new, yet ancient, way of thinking about strategy.

Prime Minister, Don’t Run Away

By Qing Shuixiya
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1648849768
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 348
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She was the princess who had been used by the tribe to marry her, and had fallen to be the mouth of the masses in the gambling workshop.He was the crown prince of the previous dynasty, because the current emperor did not want to live up to the world's infamy and gave him a title of prime minister without real power;She had searched for a sister in her life and actually entered the palace to be the emperor's concubine ...Who was in the right and who was in the wrong, where should she go from here?

The Thirty-Six Stratagems

By Peter Taylor
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  • Publisher : Infinite Ideas
  • Book Code : 1909652342
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 132
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The 36 Stratagems is a Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics and in war, as well as in civilian life, often through unorthodox means. Approximately 300 years ago an unknown scholar compiled the stratagems, a strangely seductive meditation on deception. The stratagems are ordered in categories according to your current position. 'Advantageous Stratagems', 'Opportunistic Stratagems' and 'Attacking Stratagems' are used when you are in a winning situation. 'Confusion Stratagems', 'Deception Stratagems' and 'Desperate Stratagems' are used when you are in a disadva.

The New Urban Area Development

By Zisheng Shao
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3662449587
  • Total of Pages : 417
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 354
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​This book examines the formation trajectory and development path of China’s newly formed urban areas, which was the result of an unprecedented massive urbanization process. The analysis is based on the case of Dezhou, Shandong Province. This book systematically introduces strategic studies, planning and design, development and construction, investments, policies and future development of new urban areas. The book broadly summarizes strategies used for new urban area development and the concrete methods implemented in place. In-depth analysis into the selected case areas also reveal some critical issues emerged from the Chinese practice in urbanization. In general, this book provides a useful reference for government leaders, urbanization researchers, city planners, city economic policy makers and researchers interested in related areas.

Tantra in Practice

By David Gordon White
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691190453
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 433
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As David White explains in the Introduction to Tantra in Practice, Tantra is an Asian body of beliefs and practices that seeks to channel the divine energy that grounds the universe, in creative and liberating ways. The subsequent chapters reflect the wide geographical and temporal scope of Tantra by examining thirty-six texts from China, India, Japan, Nepal, and Tibet, ranging from the seventh century to the present day, and representing the full range of Tantric experience--Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, and even Islamic. Each text has been chosen and translated, often for the first time, by an international expert in the field who also provides detailed background material. Students of Asian religions and general readers alike will find the book rich and informative. The book includes plays, transcribed interviews, poetry, parodies, inscriptions, instructional texts, scriptures, philosophical conjectures, dreams, and astronomical speculations, each text illustrating one of the diverse traditions and practices of Tantra. Thus, the nineteenth-century Indian Buddhist Garland of Gems, a series of songs, warns against the illusion of appearance by referring to bees, yogurt, and the fire of Malaya Mountain; while fourteenth-century Chinese Buddhist manuscripts detail how to prosper through the Seven Stars of the Northern Dipper by burning incense, making offerings to scriptures, and chanting incantations. In a transcribed conversation, a modern Hindu priest in Bengal candidly explains how he serves the black Goddess Kali and feeds temple skulls lentils, wine, or rice; a seventeenth-century Nepalese Hindu praise-poem hammered into the golden doors to the temple of the Goddess Taleju lists a king's faults and begs her forgiveness and grace. An introduction accompanies each text, identifying its period and genre, discussing the history and influence of the work, and identifying points of particular interest or difficulty. The first book to bring together texts from the entire range of Tantric phenomena, Tantra in Practice continues the Princeton Readings in Religions series. The breadth of work included, geographic areas spanned, and expert scholarship highlighting each piece serve to expand our understanding of what it means to practice Tantra.

CEO Qin, No Wife Later

By Tu Zibuchicao
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1648973272
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 238
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After their marriage, he ridiculed her to the extreme. Night and night, he sang songs, lingering amidst the flowers. In the endless humiliation, she did not even have the slightest thought of leaving him. After ten years of deep love, they all dispersed in despair. However, with a shake of his body, he changed. He was deeply in love as he chased closely after his wife, "Wife, you're home!" "I don't love you!" The man smiled seductively. "It doesn't matter, I still love you!"

General, I Have Fertile Farmland

By Dong Cang
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1649554958
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 973
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what if aunt evil forced her to marry a fool using silver to hit her in the face a strange relative coming to beat the autumn wind drive them all away wei shuyu relied on her architectural skills to thrive in ancient times but this fool why he seemed to be smarter than her my wife jiang ran's gaze was like a bright starry sky firmly trapping him within no you're not allowed to call me my wife jiang ran let out a low laugh but his hands didn't stop moving then we'll listen to you call her your wife the next morning a small white hand reached out from the shawl jiang ran enough of you from what i see you are not a fool at all you are simply a madman the small hand was firmly grasped by the large palm and returned to the tent facing you is not enough for a lifetime

Grailem

By Gary L Beer
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1300264330
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 161
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Grailem was one of Mankind’s last hopes to finally achieve immortality. Created in a test tube he had been bred specifically to be fully integrated into a mechanical body. On reaching maturity Grailem rebels against his creators and kills thousands of people. Forced into a spacecraft he is blasted into space where the spacecraft explodes and he spends an eternity drifting through space. Coming across an ancient alien race, who is more of a threat to Mankind than he ever was, he fights to save humanity from these evil aliens. To live forever has been Man’s dream almost since time began; would immortality bring the happiness that we all desire?