Author: Heidi James
Publisher: Dover Publications
A journalist who's uncovered a corrupt alliance between a U.K. bank, the arms trade, and the government is accused of fabrication. "An unforgettable crime novel." -- The Sunday Times (U.K.).
Author: Thomas S. Baskett
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Category: Technology & Engineering
The only comprehensive reference on the mourning dove. Includes basic biology, life history, population characteristics, and research techniques.
A Key to Open Scripture Metaphors, in Four Books : to which are Prefixed, Arguments to Prove the Divine Authority of the Holy Bible : Together with Types of the Old Testament
Author: Benjamin Keach
Author: Joseph Kinnicut Angell
Author: Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
This is the Deluxe Edition of Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown’s Commentary. It is a verse-by-verse account of the Bible with great scholarly insight and attention to the historic teachings of Orthodox Christianity. It has great attention to detail, while bringing clarity to the full meaning and inferences of words, verses, and passages, offering an in-depth understanding of the Bible. Though detailed, it is not overly technical, making it one of the core books for ministers and laity alike. This four volume set is well known for its scholarship and accurate understanding of the Scriptures. C. H. Spurgeon’s opinion of the work was so great that he said, "It contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed and used it diligently." Some of its key features are: - An introduction to each book of the Bible supplying a complete summary of the context - An in-depth understanding of the original biblical languages making comparison to modern language easy - Extensive cross-referencing throughout the text linking passages and their meanings - Exposition of words and phrases in boldface enabling quick definition - An easy to follow format Published by Delmarva Publications, this handsome one volume, has all of the 9 volumes of the commentary included. It has an easy to read typeface and includes a well-organized layout providing ease of transition from passage to passage. Its interior style matches its cover providing continuity and an attractive combination. All volumes have a linked table of contents to help you quickly and easily navigate to your desired scripture. It has been proofread many times to make it one of the most accurate e-text versions available.
Author: St. Augustine of Hippo
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
St. Augustine was an indefatigable preacher. He considered regular preaching an indispensable part of the duty of a bishop. To his homilies we owe most of his exegetical labors. The homilies were delivered extempore, taken down by scribes and slightly revised by Augustin. They retain their colloquial form, devotional tone, frequent repetitions, and want of literary finish. He would rather be deficient in rhetoric than not be understood by the people. He was cheered by the eager attention and acclamations of his hearers, but never fully satisfied with his performance. "My preaching," he says, "almost always displeases me. I eagerly long for something better, of which I often have an inward enjoyment in my thoughts before I can put them into audible words. Then when I find that my power of expression is not equal to my inner apprehension, I am grieved at the inability of my tongue to answer to my heart" (De Catech. Rudibus, ch. II. 3, in this Series, Vol. III. 284). His chief merit as an interpreter is his profound theological insight, which makes his exegetical works permanently useful. This volume contains: The Homilies or Tractates on the GOSPEL OF JOHN (In Joannis Evangelium Tractatus CXXIV. Augustin delivered them to his flock at Hippo about A.D. 416 or later.
With an Essay on His Genius and Writings
Author: Jonathan Edwards
In the Social and Biological Sciences
Author: Andrew M. Colman
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Business & Economics
Andrew Coleman provides an accessible introduction to the fundamentals of mathematical gaming and other major applications in social psychology, decision theory, economics, politics, evolutionary biology, philosophy, operational research and sociology.
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A tale inspired by the massacre of hundreds of Jewish people at Masada presents the stories of a hated daughter, a baker's wife, a girl disguised as a warrior, and a medicine woman who keep doves and secrets while Roman soldiers draw near.
Author: Frederick Dale Bruner
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Recognized as a masterly commentary on Matthew when it first appeared, this study of the First Gospel is being reissued as a greatly expanded two-volume work.
Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Compared by critics to Borges, Nabokov, and Kafka, contemporary fantasist Jeff VanderMeer continues to amaze with this surreal, innovative, and absurdist gathering of award-winning short fiction. Exotic beasts and improbable travelers roam restlessly through these darkly diverting and finely honed tales. In “The Situation,” a beleaguered office worker creates a child-swallowing manta-ray to be used for educational purposes (once described as Dilbert meets Gormenghast). In “Three Days in a Border Town,” a sharpshooter seeks the truth about her husband in an elusive floating city beyond a far-future horizon; “Errata” follows an oddly familiar writer who has marshaled a penguin, a shaman, and two pearl-handled pistols with which to plot the end of the world. Also included are two stories original to this collection, including “The Quickening,” in which a lonely child is torn between familial obligation and loyalty to a maligned talking rabbit. Chimerical and hypnotic, VanderMeer leads readers through the postmodern into a new literature of the imagination.
Author: Sofi Oksanen
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Finnland ist Gastland der Frankfurter Buchmesse und Sofi Oksanen ihr Star Der Roman folgt dem Schicksal dreier Esten während des Zweiten Weltkriegs und danach: Roland, einem prinzipientreuen estnischen Freiheitskämpfer, seinem machthungrigen, skrupellosen Cousin Edgar und dessen Frau Juudit, die sich in einen deutschen Offizier verliebt. Ein meisterhaft komponierter Roman über Machtstreben, Liebe und Verrat.Estland zur Zeit der deutschen Besatzung: Während sich Roland versteckt hält, weil er immer noch an die estnische Befreiung glaubt, versucht Edgar ins Zentrum der Machthaber vorzustoßen. Seine Frau Juudit verliebt sich in einen hohen deutschen Offizier, nicht ahnend, dass ihr Mann über genau diesen Offizier die Karriereleiter emporklettern möchte. Nach dem Krieg werden die Karten neu gemischt, Estland steht unter der Besatzung der Sowjets, und wieder ist es Edgar, der hofft, seiner Vergangenheit zum Trotz auch bei den Kommunisten eine herausragende Rolle zu spielen. Intrigen und Legenden, Verrat und Heimtücke, Liebe und Familie – Sofi Oksanen hat einen Roman geschrieben, der sich durch die meisterliche Konstruktion wie ein Thriller liest und dessen Figuren, allen voran Edgar, man nicht mehr vergisst.Die internationale literarische Sensation des Jahres.
Author: Elizabeth Taylor
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Elizabeth Taylor is finally being recognised as an important British author: an author of great subtlety, great compassion and great depth. As a reader, I have found huge pleasure in returning to Taylor's novels and short stories many times over. As a writer I've returned to her too - in awe of her achievements, and trying to work out how she does it' Sarah Waters A brilliant novel about the damage caused by relentless 'niceness'. Uncritical, encouraging, 'the soul of kindness', Flora's help is the cruelest hindrance to those who love her most. 'Here I am!' Flora called to Richard as she went downstairs. For a second, Meg felt disloyalty. It occurred to her of a sudden that Flora was always saying that, and that it was in the tone of one giving a lovely present. Elegant, blonde and beautiful, Flora has everything under control: her perfect home, her husband Richard, her friend Meg, adoring Kit, and the writer Patrick. Flora entrances everyone, dangling visions of happiness and success before their spellbound eyes. All are bewitched by this golden tyrant. Except, that is, for the clear-eyed painter, Liz, who can see that Flora's kindness is the sweetest poison of them all.
Author: James Freeman Clarke,William Henry Channing,James Handasyd Perkins
Selections from Chesapeake
Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Showcasing the evocative artwork created by John Moll for this special edition, James A. Michener’s The Watermen is a unique tribute to the adventurous seafarers of the Chesapeake Bay. Excerpted from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s classic Chesapeake, this enthralling novel has a unity and a spirit all its own, telling the story of the bay and its wildlife, but especially of the watermen, from their favorite pastimes to their rivalries in hunting, oystering, racing, and fighting. Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly conceived, The Watermen is a narrative and visual feast from one of America’s favorite storytellers. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Chesapeake “Another of James Michener’s great mines of narrative, character and lore.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] marvelous panorama of history seen in the lives of symbolic people of the ages . . . an emotionally and intellectually appealing book.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Michener’s most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Magnificently written . . . one of those rare novels that is enthusiastically passed from friend to friend.”—Associated Press
Author: Neil Forsyth
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The Satan of Paradise Lost has fascinated generations of readers. This book attempts to explain how and why Milton's Satan is so seductive. It reasserts the importance of Satan against those who would minimize the poem's sympathy for the devil and thereby make Milton orthodox. Neil Forsyth argues that William Blake got it right when he called Milton a true poet because he was "of the Devils party" even though he set out "to justify the ways of God to men." In seeking to learn why Satan is so alluring, Forsyth ranges over diverse topics--from the origins of evil and the relevance of witchcraft to the status of the poetic narrator, the epic tradition, the nature of love between the sexes, and seventeenth-century astronomy. He considers each of these as Milton introduces them: as Satanic subjects. Satan emerges as the main challenge to Christian belief. It is Satan who questions and wonders and denounces. He is the great doubter who gives voice to many of the arguments that Christianity has provoked from within and without. And by rooting his Satanic reading of Paradise Lost in Biblical and other sources, Forsyth retrieves not only an attractive and heroic Satan but a Milton whose heretical energies are embodied in a Satanic character with a life of his own.
Author: Maurice Burton,Robert Burton
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
This twenty-two volume set presents the appearance and behavior of thousands of species of animals along with species population and prospects for survival in a arranged alphabetically and easy-to-read format.
Alexander Pushkin and Blackness
Author: Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy,Nicole Svobodny,Ludmilla A. Trigos
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
A wide-ranging consideration of the nature and significance of Pushkin's African heritage Roughly in the year 1705, a young African boy, acquired from the seraglio of the Turkish sultan, was transported to Russia as a gift to Peter the Great. This child, later known as Abram Petrovich Gannibal, was to become Peter's godson and to live to a ripe old age, having attained the rank of general and the status of Russian nobility. More important, he was to become the great-grandfather of Russia's greatest national poet, Alexander Pushkin. It is the contention of the editors of this book, borne out by the essays in the collection, that Pushkin's African ancestry has played the role of a "wild card" of sorts as a formative element in Russian cultural mythology; and that the ways in which Gannibal's legacy has been included in or excluded from Pushkin's biography over the last two hundred years can serve as a shifting marker of Russia's self-definition. The first single volume in English on this rich topic, Under the Sky of My Africa addresses the wide variety of interests implicated in the question of Pushkin's blackness-race studies, politics, American studies, music, mythopoetic criticism, mainstream Pushkin studies. In essays that are by turns biographical, iconographical, cultural, and sociological in focus, the authors-representing a broad range of disciplines and perspectives-take us from the complex attitudes toward race in Russia during Pushkin's era to the surge of racism in late Soviet and post-Soviet contemporary Russia. In sum, Under the Sky of My Africa provides a wealth of basic material on the subject as well as a series of provocative readings and interpretations that will influence future considerations of Pushkin and race in Russian culture.
Daily Devotions from the Early Church
Author: James Stuart Bell
In simple, updated language, Awakening Faith by James Stuart Bell provides a year of inspiring readings drawn from the earliest teachers and writers of the church—the Church Fathers. In every reflection you will be refreshed by deep wells of wisdom and spiritual insight. “In the age of Twitter and Facebook, where glib sayings abound, one yearns to read some deeper wisdom about life and faith on a regular basis. Well, here you have it, a compendium of wisdom, devotion, and biblical insight from some of the most thoughtful and faithful Christians from the early eras of the church's history. And in Facebook sized posts. That's a nice change of pace!” —Mark Galli, editor, Christianity Today