Origin

A Novel

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385542690

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon’s first students. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced to flee. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch. They travel to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret. Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme re­ligion, Langdon and Vidal must evade an enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace. They uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

Origins

How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives

Author: Annie Murphy Paul

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743296621

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 306

View: 3683

Paul presents an in-depth examination of how personalities are formed by biological, social, and emotional factors.

Origin

Author: Jessica Khoury

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101590726

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6564

Pia has always known her destiny. She is meant to start a new race, a line of descendants who will bring an end to death. She has been bred for no other purpose, genetically engineered to be immortal and raised by a team of scientists in a secret compound hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest. Now those scientists have begun to challenge her, with the goal of training her to carry on their dangerous work. For as long as she can remember, Pia’s greatest desire has been to fulfill their expectations. But then one night she finds a hole in the impenetrable fence that surrounds her sterile home. Free in the jungle for the first time in her life, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Unable to resist, she continues sneaking out to see him. As they fall in love, they begin to piece together the truth about Pia’s origin—a truth with nothing less than deadly consequences that will change their lives forever. Origin is a beautifully told, electric new way to look at an age-old desire: to live forever. But is eternal life worth living if you can’t spend it with the one you love?

Dirty Glory

Go Where Your Best Prayers Take You

Author: Pete Greig

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1631466151

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 7137

For many Christians, prayer is an obligation that has little bearing on everyday life. The story of the 24/7 prayer movement demonstrates in gripping detail how prayer is far more than an obligation and how God is far more interested in prayer than we are. Continuing to chronicle the life and extraordinary ministry of the 24/7 prayer movement for a readership anxiously awaiting this title, Pete Greig tells story after story of God's faithful interaction with human prayer to change lives and cultures.

Origins

a skeptic's guide to the creation of life on earth

Author: Robert Shapiro

Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 332

View: 2420

Describes theories, beliefs, and myths concerning the origin of life, discusses the principle features of cellular life, and looks at evolution and its fossil evidence

Origin: A Novel

Author: Diana Abu-Jaber

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393066657

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3460

“Finally, a novel of literary suspense that gets almost everything right—forensically and psychologically.”—Sarah Weinman, Baltimore Sun In this "mystery of cold beauty and dark isolation, written with crystalline precision" (Miami Herald), a series of crib deaths in Syracuse, New York, draws the attention of police and national media. Is a serial infant murderer at large?A "haunting story, icy cold in its upstate New York setting but glowing with the unusual brightness of its heroine" (Eugene Weekly), Origin stars a solitary fingerprint examiner who finds herself playing a critical role in the case. Diana Abu-Jaber, a "gifted and graceful writer" (Chicago Tribune), masterfully "transcends formula" (Kirkus Reviews) as "the tension of Origin escalates, shaped as much by beautifully nuanced prose as menacing events" (New York Daily News). Reading group guide included.

Origin

Eden

Author: T. J. Marino

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449091253

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 5492

The first book in the origin series is entitled EDEN for many reasons. It is a foundation for setting up the rest of the series but also gives great information on the origin of existence. It entails the two wars in heaven. The search for the start of the human race, vampires, werewolves, God, and various other mysteries and mythologies. This then leads to the characters in the not so distant future with a new world government structure and a cast of characters whose own origins and personal intent throughout the series keep you guessing till the very end.

The Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Dent

ISBN: N.A

Category: Evolution

Page: 551

View: 4233

First published in 1859, this landmark book on evolutionary biology was not the first to deal with the subject, but it went on to become a sensation—and a controversial one for many religious people who could not reconcile Darwin’s science with their faith. Darwin worked on the book for over 20 years before its publication. The radical crux of his scientific theory was the idea of natural selection, which meant that chance, not a divine Creator, played a great role in humanity's advancement and that individuals who weren't physically able to adapt with the greater populace died off.

Origins

Genesis, Evolution and Diversity of Life

Author: Joseph Seckbach

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 140202522X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 709

View: 1120

In this book forty eminent scientists examine the astrobiological origins of life and the emergence of biodiversity in extreme environments. The coverage includes extremophiles: microbes living in hostile conditions of high temperature, psychrophilic, UV radiation, and halophilic environments. Also discussed are the origin and history of Martian water, and the possible biogeochemistry inside Titan.

The Origin of Species

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: HarperPress

ISBN: 9780007902231

Category: Evolution (Biology)

Page: 192

View: 9009

This is a republication of one of the most important books ever published, and a continuing source of controversy a century and a half later - Darwin's 'On The Origin of Species'.

Origin Of Language

Author: Roy Harris

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781855064386

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

View: 424

Public debate about language in the English-speaking world during the nineteenth century turned on the issue of how language began. The notion that language was a divine gift to humanity, not shared by lower creatures, was supported by the Biblical accounts of Adam naming the animals and of the Tower of Babel. It was still accepted by leading religious authorities. But this notion was seriously brought into question by the publication of Darwin's theory of evolution. Those who rejected Darwinism ridiculed all attempts to conjure up language out of primitive calls, grunts, and ejaculations. No animals, it was pointed out, had yet achieved communication remotely resembling the use of words. On the other side were those who held that it was possible to account for the birth of language rationally as a function of the development of human communicational needs in society.

On the Origin of Stories

Author: Brian Boyd

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674033574

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 540

View: 9805

Brian Boyd explains why we tell stories and how our minds are shaped to understand them. After considering art as adaptation, Boyd examines Homer's Odyssey and Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who! demonstrating how an evolutionary lens can offer new understanding and appreciation of specific works. Published for the bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species, Boyd's study embraces a Darwinian view of human nature and art, and offers a credo for a new humanism.

The Seeds of Speech

Language Origin and Evolution

Author: Jean Aitchison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521785716

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 8840

In this study of language as a communication system, the author explores why it evolved and how it developed. She likens the search to a vast prehistoric jigsaw puzzle, and explains why language is so strange, outlining recent theories about its origin and discussing possible paths of evolution.

The Origin and Progress of Writing

As Well Hieroglyphic as Elementary, Illustrated by Engravings Taken from Marbles, Manuscripts and Charters, Ancient and Modern: Also, Some Account of the Origin and Progress of Printing

Author: Thomas Astle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Printing

Page: 235

View: 9861

The Origin of Language and Nations

Hieroglyfically, Etymologically, and Topografically Defined and Fixed, After the Method of an English, Celtic, Greek and Latin English Lexicon. Together with an Historical Preface, an Hieroglyfical Definition of Characters, a Celtic General Grammar, and Various Matters of Antiquity. Treated of in a Method Entirely New ...

Author: Rowland Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Celtic language

Page: 180

View: 4179