Download or read book An Imperial Gambit PDF or another Format written by Jeffrey L. Kohanek and published by Fallbrandt Press. This book was released on 2018-12-26 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A conflict of ideals - magic versus fire-powered weapons. The fate of Issalia hangs in the balance. A new Empire has risen to power. Already in control of the east coast, the Imperial Army sets its sights on Issalia's western kingdoms. Tensions rise as both sides prepare for war. What deadly weapon will the Empire develop next? Brandt and Quinn are espions - part spy, part thief, part assassin. Undercover within Empire headquarters, they gather information, seeking a means to foil the Empire's plans. One misstep could result in death - their own and thousands of others. They are joined by a small squad of fellow wardens: Wildcats - warriors trained to fight while powered by magic Rangers - experts in nature, these archers scout enemy forces Gadgeteers - engineers who invent magic-powered machines and weapons Arcanists - those who can wield Chaos - a destructive, rune-based magic Driven by the core belief that Chaos magic is evil, the Empire seeks to stamp out this scourge. If victorious, magic will be outlawed and those who can wield it...executed. The wardens must stop this Imperial Gambit.
Download or read book The Bloomsbury Handbook of Fichte PDF or another Format written by Marina F. Bykova and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-10-15 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A founding figure of German idealism, Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762-1814) developed a radically new version of transcendental idealism. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Fichte follows his intellectual life and presents a comprehensive overview of Fichte's dynamic philosophy, from his engagement with Kant to his rigorously systematic and nuanced Wissenschaftslehre and beyond. Covering a variety of topics and issues in epistemology, ontology, moral and political philosophy, as well as philosophy of right and philosophy of religion, an international team of experts on Fichte explores his important contributions to philosophy. Arranged chronologically, their chapters map Fichte's intellectual and philosophical development and the progression of his thought, identifying what motivated his philosophical inquiry and revealing why his ideas continue to shape discussions today. Alongside wide-ranging chapters advancing new insights into Fichte, there are topical discussions of conceptions and issues central to his philosophy. Featuring a chronology of Fichte's life, as well as a timeline of his publications and lectures, this is an invaluable research resource for all Fichte scholars and a reliable guide for anyone undertaking a study of Fichte and German idealism.
Download or read book Imperial Delusions PDF or another Format written by Carl Boggs and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2005 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a scathing critique of American foriegn policy, the author argues that the U.S. is a militaristic nation that has adopted a long-standing policy of Imperialism while its population remains deluded about these realities.
Download or read book Germ Gambits PDF or another Format written by Amy Smithson and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2011-07-18 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arms control and nonproliferation treaties are among the fingers in the dike preventing the unthinkable nuclear, biological, and chemical catastrophe. For decades the ability to ascertain whether states are hiding germ weapons programs has been nonexistent because the 1975 bioweapons ban has no inspection measures. Yet, in 1995 a small United Nations inspection corps pulled off a spectacular verification feat in the face of concerted resistance from Iraq's Saddam Hussein and popular skepticism that it was even possible to conduct effective biological inspections. Working from sketchy intelligence—and hampered by the Iraqis' extensive concealment and deception measures—the inspectors busted open Iraq's cover stories and wrested a confession of biowarfare agent production from Baghdad. This rigorously researched book tells that compelling story through the firsthand accounts of the inspectors who, with a combination of intrepidness, ingenuity, and a couple of lucky breaks, took the lid off Iraq's bioweapons program and pulled off an improbable victory for peace and international security. The book concludes by drawing lessons from this experience that should be applied to help arrest future bioweapons programs, by placing the Iraq bioweapons saga in the context of other manmade biological risks, and by making recommendations to reduce those risks. While written as an engaging, analytical historical narrative that explains what the biological inspectors knew, when and how they knew it, and how they outmaneuvered the Iraqis, this book's real contributions are the inspectors' blueprint to "get it right" with regard to the verification challenges associated with the bioweapons ban, and the author's roadmap to address the overall biological threats facing the world today.
Download or read book Mighty England Do Good PDF or another Format written by Steven S. Maughan and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08 with total page 511 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In late Victorian and Edwardian England, says Steven Maughan, foreign missions had a broad resonance and significance not adequately explored by historians of English culture. Mighty England Do Good fills that lacuna by examining the rapid growth of foreign missions in the Church of England between 1850 and 1915, culminating at the height of the missionary enterprise in Britain. Maughan's book bridges the gaps between religious, cultural, and imperial history to give a full picture of the movement's importance. Maughan explores Anglicanism as a microcosm of the larger religious culture of Britain, particularly in light of the expanding British empire. This book provides a multidimensional reassessment of the power that foreign missions had to shape belief, institutions, culture, and practice not only within the Church of England but also in the broader culture of the time.
Download or read book Runes of Issalia Bonus Box Set PDF or another Format written by Jeffrey L. Kohanek and published by Fallbrandt Press. This book was released on 2021-06-01 with total page 1107 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The return of a long lost magic. A desperate quest for an enchanted relic. The final battle to save mankind from extinction. "Compelling, action packed and it kept me turning the pages." - ★★★★★ Review ______________________________________________________________ From THE BURIED SYMBOL, Runes of Issalia, Book One: They tell Unchosen, "Accept your fate and you'll be rewarded in the next life." The threat of execution is their recourse. Rejecting his role as an outcast, Brock risks his life and obtains a false rune, marking him a member of the Empire's ruling class. Under a veil of deception and backed by natural talent, he schemes his way into a school where the Empire's future leaders are trained. Can he maintain this charade? Within an academy of magic, invention, and combat, he discovers secrets kept from society, among which is a forbidden magic he is able to wield. Determined to tame his frightening new abilities, one misstep could destroy him. _______________________________________________________________ Includes the COMPLETE Runes of Issalia trilogy and the aftermath novella, ICON The Buried Symbol: Runes of Issalia, Book I The Emblem Throne: Runes of Issalia, Book II An Empire in Runes: Runes of Issalia, Book III ICON: An Issalia companion tale EXCLUSIVE to this set This bundle offers over 1,100 pages of epic fantasy filled with magic, mystery, and monsters. DOWNLOAD NOW. YOUR ADVENTURE AWAITS. Readers rave about Runes of Issalia: "I enjoyed the characters and world building and plan to read more set in Issalia." - ★★★★★ "Interesting adventure, lots of magic with surprises along the way...great story telling!" - ★★★★★ "It has been quite a while since I've read a book that was so enthralling." - ★★★★★ "An entrancing story from the first to the last book." - ★★★★★ "Excellent world-building, character development and story execution, culminating in a story that can be truly called EPIC!" - ★★★★★
Download or read book The Passage to Cosmos PDF or another Format written by Laura Dassow Walls and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2009-09-15 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explorer, scientist, writer, and humanist, Alexander von Humboldt was the most famous intellectual of the age that began with Napoleon and ended with Darwin. With Cosmos, the book that crowned his career, Humboldt offered to the world his vision of humans and nature as integrated halves of a single whole. In it, Humboldt espoused the idea that, while the universe of nature exists apart from human purpose, its beauty and order, the very idea of the whole it composes, are human achievements: cosmos comes into being in the dance of world and mind, subject and object, science and poetry. Humboldt’s science laid the foundations for ecology and inspired the theories of his most important scientific disciple, Charles Darwin. In the United States, his ideas shaped the work of Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, and Whitman. They helped spark the American environmental movement through followers like John Muir and George Perkins Marsh. And they even bolstered efforts to free the slaves and honor the rights of Indians. Laura Dassow Walls here traces Humboldt’s ideas for Cosmos to his 1799 journey to the Americas, where he first experienced the diversity of nature and of the world’s peoples—and envisioned a new cosmopolitanism that would link ideas, disciplines, and nations into a global web of knowledge and cultures. In reclaiming Humboldt’s transcultural and transdisciplinary project, Walls situates America in a lively and contested field of ideas, actions, and interests, and reaches beyond to a new worldview that integrates the natural and social sciences, the arts, and the humanities. To the end of his life, Humboldt called himself “half an American,” but ironically his legacy has largely faded in the United States. The Passage to Cosmos will reintroduce this seminal thinker to a new audience and return America to its rightful place in the story of his life, work, and enduring legacy.
Download or read book The Emblem Throne PDF or another Format written by Jeffrey L. Kohanek and published by Fallbrandt Press. This book was released on 2019-02-12 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The return of a forgotten magic sparks a prophecy of doom. A thin thread of hope remains, hidden with a long lost relic. Brock and his friends resume their training at the Academy, an institution founded on magic, invention, politics, and combat. However, an expansive web of lies resides within the Ministry, hidden behind a veil of benevolence. The exposure of one such secret forces Brock and his friends to flee the school with their lives in the balance. During their flight, they unearth an ancient prophecy foretelling the end of mankind. Guided by cryptic instructions from the past and backed by a magic they have yet to master, these young heroes embark on a quest to unearth mysteries buried with the legendary Emblem Throne. However, the path is fraught with blood thirsty monsters and unsuspected danger. One mistake could seal the fate of everyone in Issalia. The Emblem Throne is a quest story filled with action, adventure, and magic as a lead up to the epic trilogy conclusion in An Empire in Runes. Download now to continue the adventure.
Download or read book Wardens of Issalia PDF or another Format written by Jeffrey L. Kohanek and published by Fallbrandt Press. This book was released on 2022-02-15 with total page 1045 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intrigue, adventure, and betrayal abound in this complete fantasy series! Trained at an elite academy and armed with dangerous magic, the wardens of Issalia must confront a sinister enemy bent on conquest. ________________________________________________________________ 1,800 pages of MAGIC, INTRIGUE, TWISTS, and BETRAYAL Includes the COMPLETE Wardens of Issalia series: novels combining for over 280 Goodreads 5-star ratings. ______________________________________________________________ Meet the Wardens of Issalia: Quinn's relentless determination fuels her desire to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Trained as a spy, she infiltrates an enemy stronghold. If only she knew whom she could trust. Brandt is a prince who lacks a sense of purpose. As a warden, he is forged into something more, building upon his fearless nature and his ability to wield frightening magic. Will his courage be enough when the fate of thousands hangs in the balance? Cassie, Brandt's twin sister, possesses magic abilities unlike anything recorded. What new ability will she discover next? Everson is an awkward, disabled teen and a brilliant inventor, melding magic with science. His greatest discovery could liberate him and change the world...or, it could destroy everything. Puri, a highly skilled archer, is assigned the role of ranger, destined for missions rife with danger. How many will die if she fails? Curan, is a warrior augmented by magic, capable of slaying dozens of enemy soldiers with ease. Can he overcome the ghosts of those who die by his sword? _______________________________________________________________ Wardens of Issalia is a thrilling fantasy adventure filled with magic, intrigue, and betrayal, perfect for fans of Mistborn, Kingfountain, or Six of Crows. Download your copy today. Your adventure awaits.
Download or read book The Arcane Ward PDF or another Format written by Jeffrey L. Kohanek and published by Fallbrandt Press. This book was released on 2018-08-30 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An enemy rises, driven by radical beliefs and armed with destructive weapons. Urgency forces the wardens into action, for a new Empire has captured the eastern kingdoms and seeks to conquer all of Issalia. If the Empire succeeds, magic users will be persecuted. Everson is a gadgeteer, tasked with harnessing a magical power source. Leveraging his brilliance, he creates new inventions that astound his superiors. His next amazing discovery might save lives...or it could destroy them. As an espion, Quinn hones her skills in preparation of her first mission. Intense training, combined with her fierce determination and fearless nature, transforms her into something lethal. She will need those skills when she is sent into the heart of the Empire. Alone. Joined by magic-wielding royal twins and a small group of veterans, the wardens act as Issalia's shield against tyranny. However, the Empire's machinations extend far beyond what anyone suspects.
Download or read book Wizardoms: Legend of Shadowmar PDF or another Format written by Jeffrey L. Kohanek and published by Fallbrandt Press. This book was released on 2022-07-25 with total page 76 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A clever thief. A grizzled warrior. A legendary castle guarded by a monster of myth. When presented with the opportunity of a lifetime, young and arrogant Jerrell Landish cannot refuse. Teamed with a renowned warrior, he embarks on a quest hundreds of adventurers have attempted. None ever returned. His mission: Locate a legendary castle, defeat the guardian protecting it, and obtain the treasure hidden within. If only he knew what lurked in the castle ruins. If only he understood the dangerous nature of the treasure he sought to claim. This fun fantasy adventure introduces characters and magical items that play central roles in the Wizardoms Epic.
Download or read book The Buried Symbol PDF or another Format written by Jeffrey L. Kohanek and published by Fallbrandt Press. This book was released on 2016-05-05 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Buried away for centuries, a forgotten magic lurks...waiting to return "Loved the system of magic! Excellent coming of age story." - ★★★★★ Review They tell Unchosen, "Accept your fate and you'll be rewarded in the next life." The threat of execution is their recourse. Rejecting his role as an outcast, Brock risks his life and obtains a false rune, marking him a member of the Empire's ruling class. Under a veil of deception and backed by natural talent, he then schemes his way into a school where the Empire's future leaders are trained. Can he maintain this charade? Within an academy of magic, science, and combat, he discovers secrets kept from society, among which is a forbidden magic he is able to wield. He is determined to tame his frightening new abilities. One misstep could destroy him. A classic underdog story, perfect for fans of zero-to-hero fantasy adventures filled with magic, mystery, and monsters. Download and embark on your quest today.
Download or read book An Empire in Runes PDF or another Format written by Jeffrey L. Kohanek and published by Fallbrandt Press. This book was released on 2018-01-25 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A powerful magic. An unstoppable army. The final battle. Mankind's fate hangs in the balance. The eastern cities of Issalia lay in ruin, destroyed by a horde mindless monsters. Led by a teen named Brock, a squad of young heroes seeks a means of stopping this dark force from consuming the rest of the continent. The future of mankind hinges upon a powerful, yet destructive magic - a magic they are still learning to control. As foretold in an ancient prophecy, this rag-tag force gathers upon the Tantarri plains, prepared to face an army of giants. All the while, they must remain vigilant against a secret organization within the Ministry, who will do anything to prevent the return of Chaos. In this thrilling series conclusion, the fight continues far beyond the battlefield. Download now. Your adventure awaits!
Download or read book A Warden's Purpose PDF or another Format written by Jeffrey L. Kohanek and published by Fallbrandt Press. This book was released on 2018-05-24 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A clever young inventor crafts magical devices to astound. His fierce sister trains as a warrior. Conspiracies, intrigue, and betrayal haunt the siblings. "A fast paced story filled with magic, deception, and friendship." - Amazon ★★★★★ Everson is mentally gifted, and yet, he feels broken. Cursed with non-functional legs, he dreams of nothing more than being useful. His sister, Quinn, is brave, relentless, and will do anything to protect her brother. When Everson is sent to a school of magic and invention, Quinn joins a military academy to remain near him. Danger lurks within the fabled institutions. Quinn becomes embroiled in a struggle she doesn't understand, one with dire consequences as her training shifts from difficult to deadly. Her relentless determination might help her survive. If she only knew whom she could trust. Within the other school, Everson studies a dangerous magic known as Chaos. Unable to wield this magic, he melds it with science, dreaming up inventions to reshape the future. His greatest discovery might change the world...or it could destroy everything. A Warden's Purpose kicks off a fantasy adventure dripping with magic, intrigue, and action, perfect for fans of Mistborn, Harley Merlin, or Six of Crows. Download today. Your fantasy adventure series awaits.
Download or read book A Kingdom Under Siege PDF or another Format written by Jeffrey L. Kohanek and published by Fallbrandt Press. This book was released on 2019-03-14 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An enemy threatens the kingdoms of Issalia, bent on conquest and intent on vanquishing Chaos magic forever. The Empire has returned. Assassinations, subterfuge, and betrayal have fueled a rapid rise to power...a rise backed by fire-powered weapons. The domination of Issalia is merely a matter of time. The wardens work in secret to stop this radical enemy. Trained as spies, warriors, rangers, inventors, and magic-users, they have reduced the enemy threat. Even so, war is imminent. The kingdoms must stand against the enemy's advanced weapons and superior numbers. The wardens and Chaos magic offer slim hope. Join the battle. The fate of Issalia hangs in the balance. The thrilling conclusion to the Wardens of Issalia saga awaits. Download and prepare for battle.
Download or read book 21st Century China PDF or another Format written by Mary Farquhar and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-10-02 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd famously said that China issues are part of 21st century Australia’s ‘very life-blood’. This brings short-term challenges to the Australia-China relationship, from Chinese investments in our resources to visits to Australia by expatriate regional political and religious leaders, labelled ‘splittists’ or ‘terrorists’ by the Chinese government. Our long-term relationship includes robust scholarship on China as an emerging superpower. In this book, leading Australian academics comment on the arts, law, politics and society in China today. The book opens with Geremie Barmé’s essay on re-orienting Beijing city for the Olympics and closes with restaurateur Kylie Kwong’s reminiscences—and recipes—from a Chinese childhood in Sydney’s suburbs. Readers will disover a rich engagement with China in the twelve chapters of this volume, ranging from Confucianism to ‘green’ Australian-Chinese cuisine.
Author : Christopher Kendrick
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Date : 2004-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0802089364
Pages : 382 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (89 users)
Download or read book Utopia, Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England PDF or another Format written by Christopher Kendrick and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the emergence of utopia as a cultural genre in the sixteenth century, a dual understanding of alternative societies, as either political or literary, took shape. In Utopia, Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England, Christopher Kendrick argues that the chief cultural-discursive conditions of this development are to be found in the practice of carnivalesque satire and in the attempt to construct a valid commonwealth ideology. Meanwhile, the enabling social-political condition of the new utopian writing is the existence of a social class of smallholders whose unevenly developed character prevents it from attaining political power equivalent to its social weight. In a detailed reading of Thomas More's Utopia, Kendrick argues that the uncanny dislocations, the incongruities and blank spots often remarked upon in Book II's description of Utopian society, amount to a way of discovering uneven development, and that the appeal of Utopian communism stems from its answering the desire of the smallholding class (in which are to be numbered European humanists) for unity and power. Subsequent chapters on Rabelais, Nashe, Marlowe, Bacon, Shakespeare, and others show how the utopian form engages with its two chief discursive preconditions, carnival and commonwealth ideologies, while reflecting the history of uneven development and the smallholding class. Utopia, Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England makes a novel case for the social and cultural significance of Renaissance utopian writing, and of the modern utopia in general.