Download or read book The Far Side of Eden PDF or another Format written by James Conaway and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2015-10-22 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the tradition of his New York Times bestseller, Napa, James Conaway picks up the story he began a decade ago. The Far Side of Eden offers "a fascinating look at the political side of the wine revolution that put California's Napa Valley on the world map" (Miami Herald). Now, Conaway reveals, Napa is awash in dollars generated by the boom economy and the social ambitions it inspired. The valley is beset by new arrivals determined to have vineyards of their own and by cult-wine producers in thrall to fabulously expensive "rocket juice" (cabernet sauvignon) that few locals can afford - while established families wish to hold on to the old ways, and camp followers get caught up in the glamour of it all. Conaway, long known for his controversial, compulsively readable social reporting, here "indicts the wave of new-money millionaires from Silicon Valley, who have brought with them gaudy displays of wealth -- building so-called 'McMansions' and planting 'vanity vineyards'" (Los Angeles Times). "A cautionary tale . . . [with] a seductive pull" (San Francisco Chronicle), The Far Side of Eden takes us to the frontlines of America's ongoing conflicts over money, land, and power to tell a story that has ramifications for us all.
Download or read book The Far Side of Promise Anthology PDF or another Format written by Matthew S. Cox and published by Division Zero Press. This book was released on 2019-07-09 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Far Side of Promise is an anthology of short stories spanning cyberpunk, high fantasy, psychological horror, and science fiction. In the titular story, a jaded deep-space miner sets out on a desperate bid for real food. The boundary between the virtual and real worlds becomes an Ouroboros. Alex Grant always gets what he wants—until he gets what he deserves in The Tower. Many people hide skeletons in their closets, but in The Roommate, Roy talks to his. At age ten, Kirsten Wren’s mother tried to kill her. To survive, she followed a ghost Into the Beneath. In A Queen’s Lament, a young monarch copes with love, betrayal, and demons. In Evergreen, seventeen-year-old Harper and her little sister find themselves alone after nuclear war. Neris dreams constantly of A Ghost Among Fireflies, an unseen force compelling her to visit a dangerous, destroyed world.
Download or read book Worlds Apart Book 02 - EdenWorld PDF or another Format written by James Wittenbach and published by Booktango. This book was released on 2012-07-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: EdenWorld has beer-colored seas, amber skies, and is inhabited by griffins, minotaurs, vampires, werewolves and other fantastic creatures who have enslaved the human population. Commander Bill Keeler and his landing party visit this strange world and start off along a highway paved in golden stones to meet the powerful ruler of a mythical kingdom. Along the way, they encounter a mentally deficient crop guardian, a malfunctioning robot with a failing power cell, and an anthropomorphic lion with cowardice issues. Also, there's a B-Story involving the kidnapping of Goneril Lear's son; a C-Story involving Phil Redfire falling for a hot woman on a cold night; a D-Story where another character schemes to get relieved from his duties; and an E-Story involving exiles on the planet's surface with an amazing knack for adapting the ship's advanced technology.
Download or read book Polyglot from the Far Side of the Moon PDF or another Format written by Lauren F. Pfister and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-03-25 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though recognized in the latter part of the 19th century as "the greatest Orientalist in Britain," the Geneva-born Anglican priest, Solomon Caesar Malan (1812–1894) was such an extraordinary person that he has defied any scholarly person to write a critical account of his life and works. Consequently, almost no one has written anything critically appreciative and insightful about him since his death. A polymath with extraordinary talent for languages and sketching, among other specialized skills, Malan focused much of his life on assessing biblical translations in ancient Middle Eastern and East Asian languages, while also producing English translations of alternative expressions of Christianity found in north Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. A life-long interest of his was comparing the proverbs of his name-sake, King Solomon, with proverbial wisdom from as many cultures and languages as he could find. That interest culminated in a three-volume work that enshrined his achievements realized through his capacities as a hyperpolyglot within the context of a search for shared wisdom across many cultures. In this volume, produced by a team of collaborators from a wide range of scholarly interests and varying expertise, we have presented a critically assessed account of the life and key works produced by Solomon Caesar Malan. In fact, it is the first work of its kind on Malan written since his death, now having occurred more than 125 years ago. Readers will journey through an itinerary that starts in Geneva before it became part of Switzerland, moves to Great Britain, and ultimately into one of the colleges in Oxford. Subsequently, it moves us into an exploration of the journey of his life that involved a huge range of places, people, and languages: starting in Calcutta, touching unusual figures from Hungary, India, and China. Those seminal experiences led Malan into studies of languages related to even more distant cultural worlds in Central, Southeastern, and East Asia. The historians among us have delved into Malan’s life in Calcutta, Geneva, and Dorsetshire, while others have explored the nature of his hyperpolyglossia, and tested the quality of his understanding of ancient literature in classical languages that include Chinese, Manchurian, Sanskrit and Tibetan. Notably, Malan’s personal library was so unique, that when he donated it to his alma mater at Oxford University, it became one of the major bibliographic precedents for what is now the Oriental Division in the Bodleian Libraries. Yet, when one follows the twists and turns of his life’s journey, and the surprises that occur from documenting the history and content of the Malan Library as well as critically analysing aspects of his opus magnum, Original Notes on the Book of Proverbs (1889–1893), we believe both general readers and scholarly specialists will be entranced.
Download or read book Eden's Shadow PDF or another Format written by Jenna Ryan and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2012-02-15 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: KISSES AND CURSES MADE FOR BEWITCHING BEDFELLOWS Like a specter, Detective Armand LaMorte moved with the shadows, stealthy and secretive, and was an expert tracker. Crescent City criminals didn't have a chance when he was on their trail—and no woman had a chance of resisting his native-born allure…. Eden Bennett was no exception. In her darkest hours, Armand offered her strength and safety while a decades-old mystery threatened to destroy what was left of her family. Ensconced in Armand's cloak of security, she knew no danger. But a killer was closing in…on them both.
Download or read book Eden's Dream PDF or another Format written by Marcia King-Gamble and published by Brown Girls Publishing. This book was released on 2016-04-26 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After the tragic loss of her fiancé, Eden Sommers heads to Mercer Island, the one place she’s always found peace. Instead of solace, she finds herself tormented by questions and a determination to find out what really happened to the man she loved. Romance is the last thing on her mind when she meets a man who reminds her of her fiancé. Although she’s attracted to the sexy stranger, she can’t help but be on guard. Is it possible to find love again, especially when her new love is keeping secrets?
Download or read book Martian Justice-Vengeance Combo Pack PDF or another Format written by Rollie Lawson and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2022-03-22 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A two-fer, Martian Justice and Martian Vengeance, in Al Steiner’s Greenies/Perfect World Universe. The two sequels tell the stories of the second and third Martian invasions. Buy the combo pack and save money!
Download or read book Harlequin Intrigue December 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2 PDF or another Format written by Delores Fossen and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2013-12-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Harlequin Intrigue brings you three new edge-of-your-seat romances for one great price, available now! This Harlequin Intrigue bundle includes Justice is Coming by USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen, Cold Case at Camden Crossing by Rita Herron and The Cradle Conspiracy by Robin Perini. Catch a thrill with 6 new edge-of-your-seat romances every month from Harlequin Intrigue!
Download or read book Christmas on the Children's Ward PDF or another Format written by Carol Marinelli and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2016-07-18 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Her Christmas wish come true… Nurse Eden Hadley hopes for only two things this Christmas. More than anything she wishes that the little orphaned boy on the children's ward, who has stolen her heart, can have one real family Christmas before it's too late. And secondly she wants consultant Nick Watson to notice her again and remember the friendship they once had. But before that can happen, Nick has to reveal the truth about his past…and then maybe he can make both her dreams become reality.
Download or read book Eden's Story PDF or another Format written by Chris Beckett and published by Atlantic Books. This book was released on 2017-06-01 with total page 797 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fascinating Eden trilogy, now, for the first time, collated as one e-book Dark Eden You live in Eden. You are a member of the Family, one of 532 descendants of Angela and Tommy, two marooned explorers. Sheltering beneath the Forest's lantern trees, slowly starving, the Oldest recount legends of a time when men and women made boats that could travel between worlds. One day, they will come back for you. You are John Redlantern. You will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. You will be the first to venture into the Dark and the first to discover the truth about Eden. Mother of Eden Generations after the break up of the human family of Eden, the Johnfolk emphasise knowledge and innovation, the Davidfolk tradition and cohesion. Both claim to be the favoured children of a long-dead woman from Earth known as Gela, the mother of them all. When Starlight Brooking meets a strange, powerful man, she believes he will offer an outlet for her ambition and energy. But she has no idea that she will be a stand-in for Gela herself. And she has no idea of the enemies she will make, no inkling that a time will come when she, like John Redlantern, will choose to kill... Daughter of Eden A dangerous era has dawned for Eden. After generations of division and disagreement, the two populations of Eden have finally broken their tentative peace, giving way to bloodshed and slaughter. Angie Redlantern must flee withher family to the place where it all started, the stone circle where the people from Earth first landed, where the story of Gela - the mother of them all - began. It is there that Angie witnesses the most extraordinary event, one that will change the history of Eden forever. It will alter their future and re-shape their past. It is both a beginning and an ending.
Download or read book Mindscan PDF or another Format written by Robert J. Sawyer and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2005-03-10 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hugo Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer is back with Mindscan, a pulse-pounding, mind-expanding standalone novel, rich with his signature philosophical and ethical speculations, all grounded in cutting-edge science. Jake Sullivan has cheated death: he's discarded his doomed biological body and copied his consciousness into an android form. The new Jake soon finds love, something that eluded him when he was encased in flesh: he falls for the android version of Karen, a woman rediscovering all the joys of life now that she's no longer constrained by a worn-out body either. But suddenly Karen's son sues her, claiming that by uploading into an immortal body, she has done him out of his inheritance. Even worse, the original version of Jake, consigned to die on the far side of the moon, has taken hostages there, demanding the return of his rights of personhood. In the courtroom and on the lunar surface, the future of uploaded humanity hangs in the balance. Mindscan is vintage Sawyer -- a feast for the mind and the heart. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Download or read book Eden's Exodus PDF or another Format written by David VanDyke and published by Reaper Press. This book was released on 2015-04-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: BOOK THREE of the Plague Wars series. "...this time Skull is presented in a more humane way and he is able to make "friends," meaning he does not kill everybody he meets lol..." - Niover H. "Been reading all night long. Can't put it down." - Lenoirdenantes "EDEN'S EXODUS is a really well-structured story, with lots of subtle machinations on every level from interpersonal to international relationships. VanDyke and King make a great storytelling team." - Marcia K. PLAGUE WARS BOOK 3. The Eden virus is spreading. Blessing or curse, it's apparent that it can't be contained. For the poor and the sick, the Plague is a godsend, yet it puts those infected in the cross hairs of people who fear their power is slipping away. When these desperate Edens turn to Daniel Markis and the Free Communities for help, he can't refuse. Spooky, Skull, and Reaper are soon struggling to save these Edens - but someone on the inside may betray them. Eden's Exodus is a Plague Wars novel that continues where Skull's Shadows ended, filling in more of the apocalyptic events of the decade before the incidents of The Demon Plagues, when the world changed yet again. The Plague Wars Series Plague Wars: Decade One - The Eden Plague - Reaper's Run - Skull's Shadows - Eden's Exodus - Apocalypse Austin - Nearest Night Plague Wars: Alien Invasion - The Demon Plagues - The Reaper Plague - The Orion Plague - Cyborg Strike - Comes the Destroyer - Forge and Steel Plague Wars: Stellar Conquest - First Conquest - Desolator: Conquest - Tactics of Conquest - Conquest of Earth - Conquest and Empire Keywords: Military Thrillers fiction, Alien invasion of Earth, Genetic Engineering fiction genes, First Contact war, military science fiction, mystery thriller & suspense action fiction, technothriller techno thriller, genocide, Africa, rescue mission, military science fiction series, thriller series, battle, internment
Download or read book Eden's Deliverance PDF or another Format written by Rhenna Morgan and published by Rhenna Morgan. This book was released on 2019-07-21 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fate is the life we’re given. Destiny is what we do with it. Captured as a child and forced into slavery by the Rebellion’s leader, Brenna Haven was raised in near isolation with the utmost cruelty. She knew nothing of kindness or compassion until Fate orchestrated her rescue. Finally free, she wants nothing more than to return to her home. To reconnect with her human family and live a simple, quiet life. But her newfound powers demand an entirely different future. One fraught with danger and a terrifying role in an ancient Myren prophecy. A battle-hardened warrior and sworn bodyguard to the king, Ludan Forte wields a powerful, memory stealing gift. But his skill comes with a price. A torturous burden he’s hidden since his awakening over a hundred years ago. He never dreamed he’d find relief, let alone be tempted to forgo his vows to the king. Yet in Brenna’s sweet beguiling presence, the weight he bears is lifted. And when her role in the prophecy threatens her life, he’ll stop at nothing to keep her safe.
Download or read book Eden's Spell PDF or another Format written by Heather Graham and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2013-04-23 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How long will Katrina be able to fight off love when a dark stranger learns all of her innermost fantasies? Katrina Denver’s life changes when she gets mixed up in a top-secret, classified Navy project led by the ruggedly handsome Mike Taylor. The project involves a drug that causes people to live out their deepest fantasies and Mike is responsible for testing the drug’s effect on wildlife. When Katrina is inadvertently exposed to the potent drug, it’s only a matter of time before Mike becomes the object of her most secret desires . . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Download or read book EDEN'S REPRISAL PDF or another Format written by Tene Miller and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2013-07-25 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this sequel to Eden’s Allure, Erin fi nds herself back on Eden against her will. Amongst the other kidnapped teenagers, there is a new powerful resident with his own agenda. But this time the planet is fi ghting back, and the residents are fi ghting for their lives. The residents are on a mission to get back to Earth but come across life-threatening encounters that stand in their way. Meanwhile, a mutant dog fi nds its way to Earth, where chaos ensues, leaving serious damage that no one expected.
Download or read book Eden's Twilight PDF or another Format written by James Axler and published by Gold Eagle. This book was released on 2009-06-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rumors of an untouched predark ville in the mountains of West Virginia lure traders in search of unimaginable wealth. They're coming from all directions—the good, the bad, the worst. Ryan and his warrior group join in, although it means an uneasy truce with an old enemy, going back to days of spilled blood and the legacy of the Trader. But as their journey to a place called Cascade reveals more of Deathlands' darkest secrets, it remains to be seen if this place will become their salvation…or their final resting place.
Download or read book Eden's Allure PDF or another Format written by Tene Miller and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2012-02-03 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Erin's been hearing a voice in her head, and wakes up one day, finding herself in a blank, white room. A woman named Dominique tells her that she has special powers, and that she has been taken to a different planet, called Eden. Erin discovers these powers, and along with other kidnapped teenagers, she soon becomes involved in a plan that she is desperate to see through to the end. With all the threats that Eden poses, the only problem with the plan is staying alive long enough to carry it out.