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Horizon

By Barry Lopez
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  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Isbn : 073527746X
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 298
  • File Pdf: horizon.pdf

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From the National Book Award-winning writer, humanitarian, environmentalist and author of the now-classic Arctic Dreams: a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters--human, animal, and natural--that have shaped his extraordinary life. Poignantly, powerfully, it also asks "How do we move forward?" Taking us nearly from pole to pole--from modern megacities to some of the most remote regions on the earth--Barry Lopez, hailed by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "one of our finest writers," gives us his most far-ranging yet personal work to date, in a book that moves through decades of his life as it describes his travels to six regions of the world: from the Oregon coast where he lives to the northernmost reaches of Canada; to the Galapagos; to the Kenyan desert; to Botany Bay in Australia; and in the resounding last section of this magisterial book, unforgettably to the ice shelves of Antarctica. As he revisits his growing up and these myriad travels, Lopez also probes the long history of humanity's quests and explorations, including the prehistoric peoples who trekked across Skraeling Island in northern Canada; the colonialists who plundered Central Africa; an Enlightenment-era Englishman who sailed the Pacific and a Native American emissary who arrived in Japan before it opened to the West. He confronts today's ecotourism in the tropics and visits the haunting remnants of a French colonial prison on Île du Diable in French Guiana. Through these journeys, and friendships forged along the way with scientists, archeologists, artists and local residents, Lopez searches for meaning and purpose in a broken world. With tenderness and intimacy, Horizon evokes the stillness and the silence of the hottest, the coldest and the most desolate places on the globe. It speaks with beauty and urgency to the invisible ties that unite us; voices concern and frustration alongside humanity and hope; and looks forward to our shared future as much as it looks back at a single life. Revelatory, powerful, profound, this is an epic work of nonfiction that makes you see the world differently: a crowning achievement by one of our most humane voices--one needed now more than ever.

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By Alyson Noël
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Isbn : 1250020778
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 447
  • File Pdf: horizon.pdf

Book Summary:

"Dreams and reality bleed into each other in this dangerous and edgy romance!" –Justine magazine Fate has bound them together—and torn them apart. Now, in Horizon, Daire and Dace face one final fight that will seal their destiny forever. Daire Santos is the last of the Soul Seekers, and the only thing standing between the Richters and the destruction of everyone she loves. With her grandmother gone and Cade back in Enchantment, Daire must finally step into her destiny and lead the fight against the Richters. But what if that means sacrificing the person she loves most? Bound to the Richters by blood, Dace struggles against the darkness growing inside him that threatens to claim Daire too. Though Daire refuses to give up on him, the choice may not be hers. An epic battle is on the horizon and the end of the world looms near. With such insurmountable odds stacked against them, is their love really enough to conquer all? Also available: The Soul Seekers Books 1, 2 and 3 (Fated, Echo and Mystic) from bestselling author Alyson Noël.

Horizon Zero Dawn #0

By Anne Toole
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Titan Comics
  • Isbn : 1787737020
  • Pages : 21
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 587
  • File Pdf: horizon-zero-dawn-0.pdf

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Our story takes place a thousand years after a global cataclysm. Earth has been remade into a lush, thriving ecosystem, but with a new dominant species: the machines. These massive, animal-like robots fill the lands, oceans, and skies, serving as the guardians and enforcers of the revived natural order. New generations of humans formed into pre-industrial tribes, without knowledge of the doomed civilization that preceded them, that of the “Old Ones” – us. Little did they know that threats from the ancient world persisted, the greatest of which was HADES, a mysterious A.I. bent on wiping out all organic life. Bolstered by an army of misguided zealots and corrupted machines, it launched a massive assault on humanity’s largest tribe. After a desperate battle, HADES was defeated by Aloy, the greatest machine hunter of her age, and a coalition of faithful allies at the city of Meridian. Now Talanah, one of Aloy’s closest confidantes and the newly appointed Sunhawk of the Hunters Lodge, seeks a moment of respite after the epic struggle.

The Captive Kingdom (The Ascendance Series, Book 4)

By Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 1338551108
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 164
  • File Pdf: the-captive-kingdom.pdf

Book Summary:

Acclaimed author Jennifer A. Nielsen returns to the beloved world of her New York Times bestseller The False Prince in a highly anticipated fourth book in the Ascendance Series! In a peaceful Carthya, Jaron leads as the Ascendant King with Imogen beside him -- but the peace he fought so long for is not destined to last.On a routine sea voyage, Jaron's ship is brutally attacked, and he is taken hostage. The mysterious captors and their leader, Jane Strick, accuse Jaron of unthinkable acts. They are also in possession of some shocking items -- including the crown and sword that belonged to Jaron's older brother, Darius. The items unearth a past Jaron thought he had put behind him.Though it seems impossible, Jaron must consider: Could Darius be alive? And what does Strick want from Jaron? Against his will, Jaron will be pulled back into a fight for the throne -- and a battle to save his kingdom.Return to Carthya to uncover new secrets, high-stakes action, and Jennifer A. Nielsen's signature breathtaking twists.

Dark Horizons

By Tom Moylan,Raffaella Baccolini
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317793544
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 474
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Book Summary:

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Far Horizons

By Robert Silverberg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 006184070X
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 234
  • File Pdf: far-horizons.pdf

Book Summary:

The universe of the mind is a limitless expanse of wonders, filled with worlds and secrets that cannot be fully explored within the pages of a single novel. Here, science fiction's most beloved and highly honored writers revisit their best-known worlds in perhaps the greatest concentration of science fiction ever in one volume.

Horizons

By James Poskett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0241394112
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 846
  • File Pdf: horizons.pdf

Book Summary:

A radical retelling of the history of science that challenges the Eurocentric narrative. We are told that modern science was invented in Europe, the product of great minds like Nicolaus Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. But this is wrong. Science is not, and has never been, a uniquely European endeavour. Copernicus relied on mathematical techniques borrowed from Arabic and Persian texts. When Newton set out the laws of motion, he relied on astronomical observations made in Asia and Africa. When Darwin was writing On the Origin of Species, he consulted a sixteenth-century Chinese encyclopaedia. And when Einstein was studying quantum mechanics, he was inspired by the Bengali physicist, Satyendra Nath Bose. Horizons pushes beyond Europe, exploring the ways in which scientists from Africa, America, Asia and the Pacific fit into the history of science, and arguing that it is best understood as a story of global cultural exchange. Challenging both the existing narrative and our perceptions of revered individuals, above all this is a celebration of the work of scientists neglected by history. Among many others, we meet Graman Kwasi, the seventeenth-century African botanist who discovered a new cure for malaria, Hantaro Nagaoka, the nineteenth-century Japanese scientist who first described the structure of the atom, and Zhao Zhongyao, the twentieth-century Chinese physicist who discovered antimatter (but whose American colleague received the Nobel prize). Scientists today are quick to recognise the international nature of their work. In this ambitious and revisionist history, James Poskett reveals that this tradition goes back much further than we think.

The Two Horizons

By Anthony C. Thiselton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Isbn : 9780802800060
  • Pages : 484
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 628
  • File Pdf: the-two-horizons.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book The Two Horizons

Case Studies in Environmental Archaeology

By Elizabeth Reitz,C. Margaret Scarry,Sylvia J. Scudder
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 0387713034
  • Pages : 463
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 165
  • File Pdf: case-studies-in-environmental-archaeology.pdf

Book Summary:

This book highlights studies addressing significant anthropological issues in the Americas from the perspective of environmental archaeology. The book uses case studies to resolve questions related to human behavior in the past rather than to demonstrate the application of methods. Each chapter is an original or revised work by an internationally-recognized scientist. This second edition is based on the 1996 book of the same title. The editors have invited back a number of contributors from the first edition to revise and update their chapter. New studies are included in order to cover recent developments in the field or additional pertinent topics.

Engineering Optimization 2014

By Hélder Rodrigues,José Herskovits,Christóvão Mota Soares,José Miranda Guedes,Aurelio Araujo,João Folgado,Filipa Moleiro,José Aguilar Madeira
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1315732106
  • Pages : 1078
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 986
  • File Pdf: engineering-optimization-2014.pdf

Book Summary:

Optimization methodologies are fundamental instruments to tackle the complexity of today's engineering processes. Engineering Optimization 2014 is dedicated to optimization methods in engineering, and contains the papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Engineering Optimization (ENGOPT2014, Lisbon, Portugal, 8-11 September 2014). The book will be of interest to engineers, applied mathematicians, and computer scientists working on research, development and practical applications of optimization methods in engineering.

High Frequency Over-the-Horizon Radar

By Dr. Giuseppe Fabrizio
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Isbn : 0071621407
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 874
  • File Pdf: high-frequency-over-the-horizon-radar.pdf

Book Summary:

THE MOST COMPLETE GUIDE TO HIGH FREQUENCY OVER-THE-HORIZON RADAR SYSTEMS Written by a leading global expert on the topic, High Frequency Over-the-Horizon Radar provides in-depth coverage of the signal processing models and techniques that have significantly advanced OTH radar technology. This pioneering work describes the fundamental principles of OTH radar design and operation, and then delves into the mathematical modeling of HF signals received by actual OTH radar systems based on experimental data analysis. Numerous examples illustrate the practical application of modern adaptive signal processing techniques to real and simulated OTH radar data. This authoritative text covers skywave and surface-wave systems and is an invaluable resource for researchers, engineers, and practitioners working with OTH radar systems and technologies. Key Features: Offers a thorough and accurate treatment of essential concepts ranging from system design and operation, through to signal processing methods, and their practical application. Provides clear explanations of fundamental principles for scientists, engineers, students, practitioners, technicians, managers, and other professionals starting out in this field. Offers a detailed coverage of theoretical and applied signal-processing concepts and techniques that have become a cornerstone for the effective operation of real-world OTH radar systems. Fills a long-standing void in the contemporary OTH radar literature with over 350 illustrations (color figures available for download), and over 500 references.