Author: David Gemmell
Publisher: Del Rey
"David Gemmell tells a tale of very real adventure, the stuff of true epic fantasy." --R.A. Salvatore, New York Times Bestselling author While the Earth quaked, a deadly power burst forth from ancient Atlantis. For the gate of time had been torn open, freeing a cataclysmic evil. Only the last guardian, Jon Shannow, the legendary pistoleer, could shut the deadly portal. But to accomplish this he would have to find the shining Sword of God, said to be floating among the clouds in the perilous lands beyond the wall, where beasts walked like men and worship a dark goddess. As Shannow embarked on his impossible quest, demons gathered in wait. And--somewhere--a golden-haired woman was dreaming of blood . . . From the Paperback edition.
First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Fiona McIntosh
Publisher: Harper Collins
Destined by blood to command the Morgravian army, Wyl Thirsk assumes his awesome responsibility while barely a teenager when his father meets an early death -- a duty that calls him to the royal palace of Stoneheart and into the company of the crown prince Celimus. Already a spiteful and cruel despot who delights in the suffering of others, Celimus forces his virtuous new general to bear witness to his depraved "entertainments." But a kindness to a condemned witch in her final agonizing hours earns young Thirsk a miraculous bequest, at the same time inflaming the wrath of his liege lord. With dread war looming in the north, Wyl must obey the treacherous dictates of Celimus and embark on a suicidal journey to the court of an ancient enemy -- armed with a strange and awesome secret that could prove both boon and curse. For unless he accepts Myrren's gift, it will surely destroy him . . . and the land he must defend as well.
Author: Elizabeth Davies
Publisher: Elizabeth Davies
Grace is at the end of her life, Roman by her side. He has failed in his quest to discover how to resurrect those humans who can be enthralled and now Grace is facing certain death. How can Roman live without her? She has been a part of his life for millennia, but all he can do now is to be there for her. This is the third novel in the Resurrection series.
The second adventure in this fresh, fun and accessible new series – perfect for all pony-loving girls out there.
Dans le domaine du droit romain - alors beaucoup plus important qu'aujourd'hui - la parution en 1895 du Manuel élémentaire de droit romain de Paul Frédéric Girard a été une petite révolution. Les traités en vogue à cette époque ne se préoccupaient qu'assez peu de l'évolution subie par le droit de Rome au cours des siècles. Ils n'avaient suivi que de loin les recherches et la méthode historique qui se développaient, avec un éclat particulier, en Allemagne. Ainsi l'étude du droit romain, en France, pouvait paraître singulièrement en retard, et c'est ce retard que Girard a comblé. Son manuel a été le premier, en France, à suivre la méthode historique, en cherchant toujours à distinguer le droit classique de celui de Justinien. Malgré le qualificatif d'" élémentaire " qui figure dans son titre, cet ouvrage est complet et suffisamment approfondi. Il cite et reproduit de très nombreux textes, soigneusement vérifiés et toujours avec pertinence. Les références sont exactes, les tables sont excellentes. De ce fait, il a fait l'objet de sept éditions du vivant de son auteur et c'est la huitième édition, retouchée par Félix Senn et couronnée par l'Académie des sciences morales (prix Koenigswarter), qui est ici rééditée. Ni la parution de nouveaux manuels de droit romain, ni les notables progrès dans la connaissance des textes n'ont remis en cause de façon fondamentale l'exposé de Girard. Certes, il n'a pu suivre les nouvelles orientations de la recherche au cours du XXe siècle (" chasse aux interpolations ", étude des stratifications de textes, droit vulgaire). Mais comme leurs exagérations les ont fait passer de mode, le silence de Girard à leur sujet ne constitue plus un inconvénient. Malgré son ancienneté, il reste le point de départ de toute recherche. Il donne une idée générale du sujet, avant d'approfondir. Si un érudit ne peut s'arrêter à sa lecture, c'est par elle qu'il commence. Après un siècle, le manuel de Girard demeure un monument, et selon le mot de Robert Villers, en 1977 " un instrument de travail incomparable ".
Death on the Devil's Teeth
Author: Jesse P. Pollack, Mark Moran
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Rumors, witchcraft, and murder in this true crime account of one of New Jersey’s most notorious cold cases—from two Weird N.J. magazine contributors. As Springfield residents decorated for Halloween in September 1972, the crime rate in the affluent New Jersey township was at its lowest in years. That mood was shattered when the body of sixteen-year-old Jeannette DePalma was discovered in the woods, allegedly surrounded by strange objects. Some feared witchcraft was to blame, while others believed a serial killer was on the loose. Rumors of a police coverup ran rampant, and the case went unsolved—along with the murders of several other young women. Including extensive interviews with DePalma’s friends and family, new evidence, and theories about who could have committed this horrible crime, Death on the Devil’s Teeth provides the definitive account of this shocking cold case more that remains a mystery more than four decades later.
Signposts in Cyberspace:
Author: Committee on Internet Navigation and the Domain Name System: Technical Alternatives and Policy Implications, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
The Domain Name System (DNS) enables user-friendly alphanumeric names-domain names-to be assigned to Internet sites. Many of these names have gained economic, social, and political value, leading to conflicts over their ownership, especially names containing trademarked terms. Congress, in P.L. 105-305, directed the Department of Commerce to request the NRC to perform a study of these issues. When the study was initiated, steps were already underway to address the resolution of domain name conflicts, but the continued rapid expansion of the use of the Internet had raised a number of additional policy and technical issues. Furthermore, it became clear that the introduction of search engines and other tools for Internet navigation was affecting the DNS. Consequently, the study was expanded to include policy and technical issues related to the DNS in the context of Internet navigation. This report presents the NRC's assessment of the current state and future prospects of the DNS and Internet navigation, and its conclusions and recommendations concerning key technical and policy issues.
The cosmic adventures of a young boy on his path to ridding the galaxy of an insidious technological plague. PUBLICATION IN 8 VOLUMES - COMPLETED SERIES After the Greek tragedy of "The Metabarons," Alexandro Jodorowsky comes back to his biblical roots with this quest reminiscent of Moses and set on a galactic scale. To top it off, the characters and the theme of virtual reality are tailor-made for artist Zoran Janjetov ("Before The Incal"), who finds in Jodorowsky his perfect match. Albino, hero of this space odyssey, remembers here his childhood, his apprenticeship, and the big and small battles he had to fight to fulfill his ambitions in a universe where technological advances are paradoxically matched only by the cruelty and the barbarism of the forces controlling it.
Author: Jean-Paul Wenzel
Publisher: Oberon Books Limited
After a life of backbreaking industrial work, Andre and Lucie have retired to the country. A new life beckons and Andre sets out to learn about the world, the universe, and everything in it. As he discovers the secrets of the cosmos, Andre's fragile sanity starts to unravel and Lucie is left to pick up the pieces.
The Act of Love
Author: Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In a stunning follow-up to his much-heralded masterpiece, Kalooki Nights, acclaimed author Howard Jacobson has turned his mordant and uncanny sights on Felix Quinn, a rare-book dealer living in London, whose wife Marisa is unfaithful to him. All husbands, Felix maintains, secretly want their wives to be unfaithful to them. Felix hasn't always thought this way. From the moment of his first boyhood rejection, surviving the shattering effects of love and jealousy had been the study of his life. But while he is honeymooning with Marisa in Florida an event occurs that changes everything. In a moment, he goes from dreading the thought of someone else's hands on the woman he loves to thinking about nothing else. Enter Marius into Marisa's affections. And now Felix must wonder if he really is a happy man. The Act of Love is a haunting novel of love and jealousy, with stylish prose that crackles and razor-sharp dialogue, praised by the London Times as "darkly transgressive, as savage in its brilliance, as anything Jacobson has written." It is a startlingly perceptive, subtle portrait of a marriage and an excruciatingly honest, provocative exploration of sexual obsession.
Author: Justina Chen
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Everybody thinks Syrah is the golden girl. After all, her father is Ethan Cheng, billionaire, and she has everything any kid could possibly desire: a waterfront mansion, jet plane, and custom-designed snowboards. But most of what glitters in her life is fool's gold. Her half-siblings hate her, her best friend's girlfriend is ruining their friendship, and her own so-called boyfriend is only after her for her father's name. When her broken heart results in a snowboarding accident that exiles her from the mountains-the one place where she feels free and accepted for who she is, not what she has-can Syrah rehab both her busted-up knee, and her broken heart? Justina Chen Headley writes with an engaging wit and a powerful, distinct voice. Her first novel, Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) was a Border's Original Voices nominee, a Book Sense pick, and received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly: "Headley makes an impressive debut with this witty, intimate novel."
Reassesses the different visions of filmmakers Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, and Jean Renoir, drawing on their writings and movies to reveal how they became sophisticated theorists on film and its place in the human experience.