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The Lamplighters

By Emma Stonex
  • ISBN Code: : 1443461822
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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Inspired by a haunting true story, a gorgeous and atmospheric novel about the mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from a remote tower miles from the Cornish coast—and about the wives left behind On New Year’s Eve, 1972, a boat pulls up to the Maiden Rock lighthouse with relief for the keepers. But no one greets the boat. When the entrance door, locked from the inside, is battered down, rescuers find an empty tower. A table is laid for a meal not eaten. The Principal Keeper’s weather log describes a storm raging round the tower, but the skies have been clear all week. And the clocks have all stopped at 8:45. What strange fate befell the doomed men? The heavy sea whispers their names. Black rocks roll beneath the surface, drowning ghosts. And out of the swell like a finger of light, the salt-scratched tower stands lonely and magnificent. Two decades later, a writer determined to find out the truth about the men’s disappearance visits the wives who were left behind. Moving between the women’s stories and the men’s last weeks together in the lighthouse, we see long-held secrets surface and truths twist into lies as we try to piece together what happened, why and who to believe. In her riveting and suspenseful novel, Emma Stonex writes a story about isolation and obsession, reality and illusion, and what it takes to keep the light burning when all else is swallowed by darkness.

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  • Pdf File: tentacles-and-teeth.pdf

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The apocalypse wasn't what anyone expected--no rising flood waters, no zombies, no nuclear bombs. Instead, monsters. Their sudden invasion left the world in shatters, and now, decades later, all that's left of human civilization are a few nomadic bands struggling to survive off the land. Askari was born to this world, and lives, fights, and survives alongside the community that raised her. But when she breaks one too many of the community's rules, her punishment is severe: leave. Armed with her bow and blade, Askari sets off alone, guided only by a map and the promise that if she can find a book hidden in a nearby town, then she can return. But what can one person do alone in such a harsh, violent landscape? How will she survive? Askari faces a challenge that will force her to learn not only about the world she lives in, but question what she believes about herself.

The Little Prince

By Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1473558360
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 570
  • Pdf File: the-little-prince.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A NEW TRANSLATION BY MICHAEL MORPURGO, AUTHOR OF WAR HORSE Meet the Little Prince, a young fellow who hails from a tiny, distant planet. He loves to watch sunsets and look after his flower, to ask questions and to laugh. And now here he is on Earth, appearing out of nowhere in the middle of the desert, looking for a friend. The friend he finds is the narrator of this story – a pilot who has crash landed and is in grave danger of dying of thirst. The Little Prince might be just a boy but he can help our pilot. Because he understands the really important things in life – things like flowers, stars, a drink of water or laughing. Many grown-ups have lost sight of what matters and children have to remember to be tolerant towards them. But adult or child, very silly or very wise, this story is for you. Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can read a letter from master storyteller and translator of this book Michael Morpurgo!

The Technology Trap

By Carl Benedikt Frey
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691191956
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: the-technology-trap.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Made me look at the industrial revolution, invention, sleeping beauties, contexts and the forces that shape our societies differently."—David Byrne, New York Times Book Review How the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age of automation From the Industrial Revolution to the age of artificial intelligence, The Technology Trap takes a sweeping look at the history of technological progress and how it has radically shifted the distribution of economic and political power among society’s members. As Carl Benedikt Frey shows, the Industrial Revolution created unprecedented wealth and prosperity over the long run, but the immediate consequences of mechanization were devastating for large swaths of the population. Middle-income jobs withered, wages stagnated, the labor share of income fell, profits surged, and economic inequality skyrocketed. These trends, Frey documents, broadly mirror those in our current age of automation, which began with the Computer Revolution. Just as the Industrial Revolution eventually brought about extraordinary benefits for society, artificial intelligence systems have the potential to do the same. But Frey argues that this depends on how the short term is managed. In the nineteenth century, workers violently expressed their concerns over machines taking their jobs. The Luddite uprisings joined a long wave of machinery riots that swept across Europe and China. Today’s despairing middle class has not resorted to physical force, but their frustration has led to rising populism and the increasing fragmentation of society. As middle-class jobs continue to come under pressure, there’s no assurance that positive attitudes to technology will persist. The Industrial Revolution was a defining moment in history, but few grasped its enormous consequences at the time. The Technology Trap demonstrates that in the midst of another technological revolution, the lessons of the past can help us to more effectively face the present.

Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia

By Rick Simmons
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476631530
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 532
  • Pdf File: carolina-beach-music-encyclopedia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

While rock groups such as the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean defined the beach music of Southern California during the 1960s, a different, R&B influenced sound could be heard along South Carolina's Grand Strand. Drawing on extensive research and exclusive interviews, this richly illustrated reference work covers the music, songwriters and performers who contributed to the genre of classic Carolina beach music from 1940 to 1980. Detailed entries tell the stories behind nearly 500 classic recordings, with release dates, label information, chart performance and biographical background on more than 200 artists.

WRITE PLACE, RIGHT TIME

By Dean M. Lichterman
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  • Publisher : Christian Publishing House
  • Book Code : 0615936903
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 220
  • Pdf File: write-place-right-time.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Write Place, Right Time” follows the pre-apocalyptic misadventures of freelance journalist Don Lamplighter. While on what he expects to be a routine Monday night trip to a village board meeting, Lamplighter’s good nature compels him to help a stranded vehicle. Little does he know that by saving one of the car’s occupants, he sets forth a chain of what to him seem to be unrelated events where his must use his physical and social skills to save himself and others from precarious situations. Once Lamplighter connects the events he, and therefore the reader, learn about a secret society and its plans for a dystopian future. Events in “Write Place, Right Time” are based on the 16-year journalism career of debut novelist Dean Lichterman. Lichterman has written for newspapers and magazines spanning a geographic area from Upstate New York to Alaska. He has authored articles on topics ranging from health to sports to elections to business and uses knowledge from those interviews grippingly describe to the world, as trouble always seems to surround the main characters. Lichterman combines his background with his knowledge of biblical prophecy to make “Write Place, Right Time” an exciting journey through the life of a common person who is unknowingly thrust into a battle of global importance.

Black Then

By Frank Mackey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 077357204X
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : History
  • Members : 165
  • Pdf File: black-then.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Black Then is intended for readers of all ages. Some stories drive home the historical fact of Canadian slavery, a truth still widely ignored, but for the most part, they are tales of how ordinary people managed to cope - or not - with daily life. Based on original research, these engaging stories bring to light a wealth of previously neglected historical information.

Bristol Pubs

By James MacVeigh
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Book Code : 1445661691
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 249
  • Pdf File: bristol-pubs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A fascinating tour of Bristol's pub scene, charting the city's taverns, alehouses and watering holes, from past centuries to more recent times.

Children of the New Age

By Steven Sutcliffe
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134545967
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 570
  • Pdf File: children-of-the-new-age.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first true social history of the phenomenon known as New Age culture, Children of the New Age presents an overview of the diverse varieties of New Age belief and practice from the 1930s to the present day. Drawing on original ethnographic research and rarely seen archival material, it calls into question the assumption that the New Age is a discrete and unified 'movement', and reveals the unities and fractures evident in contemporary New Age practice.

小王子【文字.有聲版】

By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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  • Publisher : 東西文坊
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 587
  • Pdf File: 小王子-文字-有聲版.pdf

Book Short Summary:

《英文經典書系》【文字.有聲版】旨在打造一個在閱讀經典名著的同時,還能親耳聆聽道地英文讀音的友善環境。讓讀者在欣賞大師的精彩文章之餘,還能一舉兩得,以耳朵來品嘗不同於單純文字的滋味。如果您的英文已達中級以上程度,與其讀些簡化的名著改寫版本,不如精讀原汁原味的原典吧,這才是貨真價實的文藝賞析。 《小王子》(Le Petit Prince / The Little Prince),是法國作家聖修伯里 (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) 所創作的小說,於1943年在美國以英語和法語出版。曾當選為20世紀法國最佳圖書,是世界最暢銷的圖書之一。 第二次世界大戰法國淪陷,聖修伯里在流亡美國時完成了本書的手稿。他大半的作品都是當時在感情劇變和健康惡化的狀況下寫出的,包括了此一有關孤獨、友情與愛的感人小故事。自小說出版以來,《小王子》被廣泛改編為廣播劇、舞台劇、電影、電視劇、芭蕾舞劇和音樂劇等各種形式。 《小王子》的主人公是來自外星球的小王子。書中以一位飛行員作為故事叙述者,講述了小王子從自己星球出發前往地球的過程中的種種經歷。作者以小王子孩童式的眼光,透視出成人的空虛、盲目,愚妄和教條;以淺顯天真的語言寫出了人類的孤獨、寂寞與虛無;同時也表達出作者對金錢物質的批判,以及對真善美的謳歌。小王子天真無邪的視角穿透了淺薄的生活表象,深入發掘出靈魂深處最淳樸的生命之真。故事全篇充斥著對「成人邏輯」的否定,使人深切反思精神層面的漸次淪喪與無奈。