Pompeii was a lively resort flourishing in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius at the height of the Roman Empire. When Vesuvius erupted in an explosion of flame and ash, the entire town would be destroyed. Some of its citizens died in the chaos, some escaped the mountain’s wrath . . . and these are their stories:
A boy loses his innocence in Pompeii’s flourishing streets.
An heiress dreads her wedding day, not knowing it will be swallowed by fire.
An ex-legionary stakes his entire future on a gladiator bout destined never to be finished.
A crippled senator welcomes death, until a tomboy on horseback comes to his rescue.
A young mother faces an impossible choice for her unborn child as the ash falls.
A priestess and a whore seek redemption and resurrection as the town is buried.
Six authors bring to life overlapping stories of patricians and slaves, warriors and politicians, villains and heroes who cross each others’ path during Pompeii’s fiery end. But who will escape, and who will be buried for eternity?
Cara Lockwood - I Do (But I Don't)
She creates perfect days. In spite of her incorrigible curly hair, Lauren Crandell is a neat-freak and organizational guru, qualities that make her the perfect wedding planner. But when two weddings in one day go haywire, and hunky firefighter Nick Corona comes to the rescue -- twice -- Lauren realizes there are a few important details in her own life she hasn't been tending to since her divorce. Namely, her sex life. She lives lonely nights. Sweet and sexy Nick seems hell-bent on fanning the flames between them, and Lauren definitely feels sparks flying. But she's scrambling to plan nuptials for her most challenging client yet -- a beautiful, cunning, and certifiable Psycho Bride. With the big day rapidly approaching, a series of misunderstandings, mishaps, and mistaken identities threatens to ruin not one, but two happily ever afters. But with her career and her love life on the line, the wedding planner just might learn that you can't plan everything, least of all true love.
Lee Server - Tigers
The largest of all the cats, the tiger's reputation is that of a fearsome predator, and occasionally, a man eater. Once numerous and covering a vast range, the tiger population today numbers little more than 6,000. In this volume, stunning action-photographs vividly portray the tiger as it stalks, chases, and attacks its prey. Gentler moments, such as the playful antics of young cubs under the watchful protection of their mother are also included. Here the life cycle of these magnificent cats is presented as they live their daily lives and fight for survival in the wild. This book includes 80 full-color photographs on tigers in action in their natural habitat.
Rose Elliot - Food Combining for Vegetarians
Food combining -- the Hay system -- offers a wonderful way of eating for health. Now the Hay system has been adapted especially for vegetarians. This book contains exciting vegetarian menus, over 150 recipes and serving suggestions, showing how easy it is to put food combining into practice.
Hilary Green - They also Serve
January, 1941. Dark days, both for Britain, standing alone against the menace of Nazi Germany, and for four friends torn apart by the conflict. When Rose Taylor receives two proposals on New Year's Eve she has to face an agonising choice, which will separate her from all those she loves. Richard Stephens has to come to terms with the shattering of the dream that sustained him through the chaos of Dunkirk and the long months on the run as an escaped prisoner of war. For beautiful Felix, badly burned when his Spitfire was shot down in flames, there is the prospect of weeks of painful surgery, and for his lover, the anguish of watching gim suffer. But as the months go by each of them finds the courage to face danger. And danger is on every side...
Carlos Ruiz Zafón - The Rose of Fire
Set at the time of the Spanish Inquisition in the fifteenth century, Rose of Fire tells the story of the origins of the mysterious labyrinthine library, the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, which lies at the heart of Carlos Ruiz Zafón's novels The Shadow od the Wind, The Angel's Game, and now The Prisoner of Heaven.
Matt Curtis - Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About Greek Philosophers
Bestselling children's author Matt Curtis presents "Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About GREEK PHILOSOPHERS". This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about a range of subjects Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child. Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!) Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact. This book covers a range of exciting topics including: What is Philosophy? Who were the Ancient Greeks? What is Greek Philosophy? Who were the first philosophers? What are the four elements? ..and MUCH more! We loved making this book and even learned a few things along the way and hopefully you will too.
Matt Curtis - Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About First World War Ships
Bestselling children's author Matt Curtis presents "Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About FIRST WORLD WAR SHIPS". This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about a range of subjects. Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child. Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!) Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact. This book covers a range of exciting topics including: What was the First World War? The significance of warships in WWI? What was the SMS Magdeburg? How many ships did the British navy have at the start of the war? What was the HMS Agincourt? ..and MUCH more! We loved making this book and even learned a few things along the way and hopefully you will too.
Matt Curtis - Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About Victorians
Bestselling children's author Matt Curtis presents "Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About VICTORIANS". This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about a range of subjects Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child. Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!) Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact. This book covers a range of exciting topics including: Who was Queen Victoria? What was the British Empire? When did Britain stop being an empire? What was the East India Trading Company? What was it like to live in India under British rule? ..and MUCH more! We loved making this book and even learned a few things along the way and hopefully you will too.
M. C. Beaton - Death of a Nag
After his engagement is broken, Constable Hamish Macbeth is looking forward to rest and relaxation in the coastal town of Skay. But when he arrives at the somewhat dismal bed and breakfast, his fellow guests include the annoying Miss Gunnery, a London family, and Bob Harris, who so nags his wife that everyone wants to kill him. And then someone does.
M. C. Beaton - Death of a Travelling Man
Sergeant Hamish Macbeth finds Sean Gourlay too handsome. The agent of evil pretends to be gypsy traveller with gutter-mouth Cheryl, disrupts Lochdubh village. The doctor is missing drugs. The Ladies' Club is missing money. Spinsters Nessie and Jessie want to move. Did one of the ladies kill Sean?
Anais Nin - Henry and June
Drawn from journals, this book is an account of a woman's sexual awakening, covering a single momentous year - 1931-32, in Paris, when June fell in love with Henry Miller, undermining her own idealized marriage. The question of the outcome of June Miller's return to Paris dominates her thoughts.
Ismeretlen szerző - Assassin's Creed Rogue
Full World Maps Illustrate the locations for all of the chests, viewpoints, and collectibles in the game, so you don’t miss a thing. Hunting and Crafting for Upgrades Seek out and hunt down materials to increase your power and efficiency. All Side Missions and Events Special information for getting the most out of your Assassin’s Creed: Rogue experience. Earn extra money, hunt down enemy vessels, participate in legendary battles, and complete bonus challenges.
Serge Brunier - Solar System Voyage
In the last few decades, the exploration of our solar system has revealed fascinating details about the worlds that lie beyond our Earth. This lavishly illustrated book invites the reader on a journey through the solar system. After locating our planetary system in the Universe, Brunier describes the Sun and its planets, the large satellites, asteroids, and comets. Photographs and information taken from the latest space missions allow readers to experience spectacular scenes: the lunar plains scarred by asteroid impacts, the frozen deserts of Mars and Europa, the continuously erupting volcanoes of Io and the giant geysers of Triton, the rings of Saturn and the clouds of Venus and Titan, and the powerful crash of the comet Shoemaker-Levy into Jupiter. Inspired by the extraordinary photographs and incisive text, readers of Solar System Voyage will gain a greater appreciation of the hospitable planet we call home. Serge Brunier is chief editor of the journal Ciel et Espace, a photojournalist, and the author of many nonfiction books aimed at both specialists and the general public.
Alastair Fothergill - Vanessa Berlowitz - Frozen Planet
A book to accompany a new 7 part landmark NHU series which tells the story of the Antarctic and the Arctic Ocean. From the Great Melt in Spring to the 24 summer, the beginning of the Big Freeze and the long dark winter, it follows the emotional life stories of the animals which live near the two poles. A follow-up to the TV series "Planet Earth".
Ismeretlen szerző - The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing
Boasting almost one hundred pieces, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a breathtaking celebration of the finest writing by scientists--the best such collection in print--packed with scintillating essays on everything from "the discovery of Lucy" to "the terror and vastness of the universe." Edited by best-selling author and renowned scientist Richard Dawkins, this sterling collection brings together exhilarating pieces by a who's who of scientists and science writers, including Stephen Pinker, Stephen Jay Gould, Martin Gardner, Albert Einstein, Julian Huxley, and many dozens more. Readers will find excerpts from bestsellers such as Douglas R. Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach, Francis Crick's Life Itself, Loren Eiseley's The Immense Journey, Daniel Dennett's Darwin's Dangerous Idea, and Rachel Carson's The Sea Around Us. There are classic essays ranging from J.B.S. Haldane's "On Being the Right Size" and Garrett Hardin's "The Tragedy of the Commons" to Alan Turing's "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" and Albert Einstein's famed New York Times article on "Relativity." And readers will also discover lesser-known but engaging pieces such as Lewis Thomas's "Seven Wonders of Science," J. Robert Oppenheimer on "War and Physicists," and Freeman Dyson's memoir of studying under Hans Bethe. A must-read volume for all science buffs, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a rich and vibrant anthology that captures the poetry and excitement of scientific thought and discovery.
Lincoln Barnett - The Universe and Dr. Einstein
Acclaimed by Einstein himself, this is among the clearest, most readable expositions of relativity theory. It explains the problems Einstein faced, the experiments that led to his theories, and what his findings reveal about the forces that govern the universe. 1957 edition.