Brandherd

Kay Scarpettas neunter Fall

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455810756

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2291

Ein Gestüt in Virginia geht in Flammen auf. Zahlreiche edle Zuchtpferde fallen dem Feuer zum Opfer. In den schwelenden Ruinen entdeckt Dr. Kay Scarpetta die Überreste einer weiblichen Leiche. Die Gerichtsmedizinerin findet heraus, dass die Frau eines gewaltsamen, grauenhaften Todes starb - und ahnt nicht, dass ihr selbst die schwärzesten Tage ihres Lebens bevorstehen. Die in der Psychiatrie inhaftierte Carrie Grethen kündigt in einem kryptischen Brief an Kay Scarpetta ihre baldige Rückkehr an. Die Gerichtsmedizinerin verfolgte vor fünf Jahren den sadistischen Serienmörder Temple Gault, Carries Partner, der auf der Flucht ums Leben kam. Führender Kopf des mörderischen Duos aber war Carrie, die ihr Netz auch nach Scarpettas Nichte Lucy ausgeworfen hatte. Und jetzt, auf dem niedergebrannten Gestüt, führen Spuren zu Carrie, die in der geschlossenen Anstalt einsitzt. Scarpetta findet heraus, dass der Brand gelegt wurde, um ein noch abscheulicheres Verbrechen zu vertuschen. Als Carrie aus der Psychiatrie ausbricht, ahnt Scarpetta, dass sie selbst die Zielscheibe eines diabolischen Plans ist. Aber nicht nur sie allein, auch ihre Liebsten schweben in höchster Gefahr.

Point Of Origin

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 074810948X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7088

A farmhouse destroyed by fire. A body amongst the ruins. Dr Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner and consulting pathologist for the federal law enforcement agency ATF, is called out to a farmhouse in Virginia which has been destroyed by fire. In the ruins of the house she finds a body which tells a story of a violent and grisly murder. The fire has come at the same time as another, even more incendiary horror: Carrie Grethen, a killer who nearly destroyed the lives of Scarpetta and those closest to her, has escaped from a forensic psychiatric hospital. Her whereabouts is unknown, but her ultimate destination is not, for Carrie has begun to communicate with Scarpetta, conveying her deadly - if cryptic - plans for revenge. Chillingly mesmeric in tone, labyrinthine in structure, POINT OF ORIGIN is Patricia Cornwell at her most dazzling.

Point of Origin

The Evolution of Religious Consciousness and Its Ultimate Expression

Author: Ericjon Thomas PhD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469166593

Category: Religion

Page: 134

View: 9577

The Point of Origin investigates the evolution of religious consciousness as an integral reality in the human person. The evolution of religious consciousness is an experience found throughout human history beginning with the earliest known human species, the Cro-Magnon. In this work Dr. Thomas identifies empirical data that lends itself to his theory that spirituality is not a bi-product of the human phenomena but an essential characteristic of being human. The author delves into conscious acknowledgement of the natural law as a universal norm guiding human activity in the wake of the plurality of religious expressions (Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, etc.). In a crescendo effect of his work Dr. Thomas illustrates how mysticism becomes the ultimate expression of religious consciousness in the human experience.

Point of Origin

Gobekli Tepe and the Spiritual Matrix for the World’s Cosmologies

Author: Laird Scranton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620554453

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 5739

Reveals Gobekli Tepe as a center of civilizing knowledge for the ancient world • Details how symbolic elements at Gobekli Tepe link a pre-Vedic cult in India to cosmological myths and traditions in Africa, Egypt, Tibet, and China • Discusses how carved animal images at Gobekli Tepe relate to stages of creation and provide an archaic foundation for symbolic written language • Defines how classical elements of ancient Egyptian myth and religion characterize an archaic cosmological tradition that links ancestrally back to Gobekli Tepe How could multiple ancient cultures, spanning both years and geography, have strikingly similar creation myths and cosmologies? Why do the Dogon of Africa and the civilizations of ancient Egypt, India, Tibet, and China share sacred words and symbols? Revealing the existence of a long-forgotten primal culture and the world’s first center of higher learning, Laird Scranton shows how the sophisticated complex at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey is the definitive point of origin from which all the great civilizations of the past inherited their cosmology, esoteric teachings, and civilizing skills, such as agriculture, metallurgy, and stone masonry, fully developed. Scranton explains how the carved images on Gobekli Tepe’s stone pillars were the precursors to the sacred symbols of the Dogon, Egyptians, Tibetans, and Chinese as well as the matriarchal Sakti cult of ancient Iran and India. He identifies Gobekli Tepe as a remote mountain sanctuary of higher knowledge alluded to in Sakti myth, named like an important temple in Egypt, and defined in ancient Buddhist tradition as Vulture Peak. Scranton reveals how Gobekli Tepe’s enigmatic “H” carvings and animal symbolism, symbolic of stages of creation, was presented as a kind of prototype of written language accessible to the hunter-gathers who inhabited the region. He shows how the myths and deities of many ancient cultures are connected linguistically, extending even to the name of Gobekli Tepe and the Egyptian concept of Zep Tepi, the mythical age of the “First Time.” Identifying Gobekli Tepe not only as the first university but also as the first temple, perhaps built as a civilizing exercise, Scranton definitively places this enigmatic archaeological site at the point of origin of civilization, religion, and ancient science.

Shadows of Destruction

Point of Origin

Author: J.P. Marshall

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1641389451

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

View: 5530

Shadows of Destruction Origins is the first book of a series in the Shadows of Destruction story line. The origin book details the main character, Greg Martin’s humble beginning and how he dreams up a new unit to help in the real-time Intelligence gathering for the Military to carry out a successful war on terrorism and against rouge nation states whose agenda is to bring down the United States and its allies. The story revolves around modern and near future times but is set in an alternate reality where Psychic abilities are gradually becoming more prevalent. This story takes Greg Martin from his days as a Human Intelligence operative to a Pentagon analyst and a direct aid to General Reinhardt along with his closest friend, Philip Leland. From the East Coast state of Virginia to the desert Post of Fort Huachuca, Arizona, the story takes you from the birth of an idea to the bringing to life a specialized unit of the Army’s intelligence arm known as Military Intelligence Special Operations (MISOP). You will be drawn into a story that sees how a new unit is brought about in the Army and how it is kept secret from the normal operations of the Army and the US Government. Origins will give the reader and the inside story of the MISOP units true nature and how the training phase to become operational is conducted. This tale will keep the reader wondering what will happen next and how the characters come to life with purpose and meaning. Origins is filled with struggles of morality love and the hope of achievement while remaining in the shadows and behind the scene action.

Point of Origin

Author: Rebecca Yarros

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997383133

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3162

In Legacy, Colorado, our inheritance is simple: Fire and Heartbreak. Sebastian Vargas? He's both. Bash was my best friend, my first love, my everything...until he walked away six years ago. I swore I'd never leave Legacy. Bash swore he'd never leave me. At least one of us kept our promise. When he comes home with a plan to resurrect the local hotshot crew that killed eighteen firefighters, including both our fathers, he sets everyone on edge¿especially me. Bash needs my help to win over the town council on behalf of the crew, but he has no intention of being on it¿or staying. I can't afford to fall for him again, but six years hasn't changed our insanely hot chemistry, or the way we feel about each other.With history poised to repeat itself, I'm once again torn between the small town I vowed to fight for, and the man whose love could burn me to the ground again.

Big History

Die Geschichte der Welt - Vom Urknall bis zur Zukunft der Menschheit

Author: David Christian

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446261427

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 3958

Der Big Bang war der heißeste Augenblick der Weltgeschichte. Der Rest ist Abkühlung. Und die hatte Folgen: Atome und Sterne entstanden, die Erde und wir. Eingebettet in die Geschichte des Universums ist auch die Geschichte der Menschheit. David Christian erzählt die Historie der Welt anhand von acht Schwellenmomenten: von der Entstehung des Lebens bis zur Fotosynthese, von der Sprache bis zum menschgemachten Klimawandel. Sein Buch ist eine brillante Synthese der Erkenntnisse aus Astronomie, Biologie, Chemie und Physik. Und eine atemberaubende moderne Ursprungsgeschichte, die mit einem Ausblick auf die Zukunft endet, in der wir endlich die Verantwortung für den Planeten Erde übernehmen müssen.

The Survivors

Point of Origin

Author: Amanda Havard

Publisher: Chafie PressLlc

ISBN: 9780983319047

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 324

View: 5390

Sadie Matthaw tries to cope with her new life life in Surivors City, including her problems with the Winters, another clan of immortals, and her dual attraction to bloodthirty Everett Winter and the kind human, Cole Hardwick.

Modern German Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Bill J. Dodd

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415272995

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 454

View: 2633

Modern German Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: * Apologizing * Expressing regret * Voicing an opinion or casting doubt on something The book addresses learners' pratical needs and presents the uses to which we put language in order to communicate effectively in a wide range of situations. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition, this second edition features: * The new German spelling system * Fuller explanations of grammatical structures in Part A * Even more extensive cross-referencing between Parts A and B * A comprehensive index to the full grammar The grammar assumes no previous grammatical training and is intended for all those who have a basic knowledge of German, from intermediate learners in schools and adult education to undergraduates taking German as a major or minor part of their studies. This grammar is also accompanied by a second edition of the Modern German Grammar Workbook, featuring exercises and activities which link directly to the grammar.

Family-of-origin Therapy and Diversity

Author: H. Russell Searight

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781560324645

Category: Psychology

Page: 179

View: 7086

Family-of-origin therapy is a psychodynamically oriented intervention approach developed by Murray Bowen and James Framo. Assessment and therapy focus on the multigenerational family history as the basis for perceptions of current adult relationships. This book describes family-of-origin therapy in an understandable manner that is easily applied to clinical practice. Concepts such as differentiation, triangulation, emotional reactivity, and object relations are discussed and illustrated with case examples. Research findings and assessment tools are described.

Family Of Origin Therapy And Cultural Diversity

Author: H. Russell Searight

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317763378

Category: Psychology

Page: 179

View: 5987

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Origins of Life

The Primogenital Matrix of Life and Its Context

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401734151

Category: Philosophy

Page: 386

View: 5077

Life appears ungraspable, yet its understanding lies at the heart of current preoccupations. In our attempt to understand life through its origins, the ambition of the present collection is to unravel the network of the origin of the various spheres of sense that carry it onwards. The primogenital matrix of generation (Tymieniecka), elaborated as the fulcrum of this collection, elucidates the main riddles of the scientific / philosophical controversies concerning the status of various spheres that seek to make sense of life.

Global conceptualism

points of origin, 1950s-1980s

Author: Luis Camnitzer,Jane Farver,Rachel Weiss,László Beke,Walker Art Center,Miami Art Museum of Dade County

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780960451494

Category: Art

Page: 279

View: 4468

This book documents the most important exhibition of conceptual art ever undertaken, and surveys with decidedly international scope the development of idea-based art in the works of over 100 artists, from Australia, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Western and Eastern Europe, and North America. Included are scholarly essays which consider on a region-by-region basis the spread of conceptual art, as well as the "moment of rupture" when artists turned from object-based to idea-based art. Through both its text and its numerous reproductions, this book shows the degree to which the language of conceptual art is global, and its extensive look at non-Western artists redresses the relative invisibility of these places in most histories of conceptualism.

Nonverbal Communication

Notes on the Visual Perception of Human Relations

Author: Jurgen Ruesch,Weldon Kees

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body language

Page: 205

View: 5701

Right Down Your Alley: The Complete Book of Bowling

Author: Vesma Grinfelds,Bonnie Hultstrand

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840048076

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 1302

Cengage Learning Activity Series From aerobics and yoga to bowling, tennis, weight training, and more, Wadsworth offers a complete line of activities texts to meet your teaching needs. Written for individuals of all skill levels and backgrounds, the Wadsworth Physical Activity Series goes beyond the mere fundamentals, showing students how to improve, excel, and simply get more enjoyment from their favorite physical activities. RIGHT DOWN YOUR ALLEY: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BOWLING, 7th Edition, includes everything a bowler, whether beginner or advanced, young or old, needs to know about the game. This text takes students from holding a ball to principles of movement and competitive bowling, and provides strategies to keep improving. RIGHT DOWN YOUR ALLEY: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BOWLING also covers more advanced topics for those past the novice stage. Throughout the text, students will be introduced to the newest proven techniques, equipment, and teaching and learning concepts that are currently being used effectively by bowlers, coaches, and teachers across the country. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fictions of Discourse

Reading Narrative Theory

Author: Patrick O'Neill

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802079480

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

View: 9526

O'Neill investigates the extent to which narrative discourse subverts the story it tells in foregrounding its own performance.

Invitation to Philosophy

Imagined Dialogues with Great Philosophers

Author: Yuval Stienitz

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872202658

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

View: 8993

Classical positions on central topics--mind/body, epistemology, freedom/determinism--are presented in a series of imagined discussions between renowned philosophers and critical interlocutors.