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Slocum 299: Slocum and the Bone Robbers

By Jake Logan
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101166290
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 861
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Slocum’s in the middle of a blood feud—over bones. For three squares a day, Slocum’s putting his shooting skills to use guarding cattle on the Triple Cross Ranch. His other talents are being spent on a certain buxom beauty from back East, who has some strange ideas about how to keep Slocum entertained… Seems her boss—a lily-livered bone-doctor—has set his sights on some nearby dinosaur fossils. Problem is, his colleague has staked his claim to the find. And unless Slocum can finagle some kind of bone-a-fide deal, these Yanks will drive each other into extinction…

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Fantastic world-building meets spellbinding storytelling in this must-read fan-favourite from Esslemont. Ideal for fans of Steven Erikson, David Gemmell and Brandon Sanderson. 'Esslemont's best yet' - FANTASYBOOK REVIEW 'The Malazan franchise is fighting fit in the hand of its co-creator' - SFX 'His best novel so far.' - ***** Reader Review 'Just gets better and better with each book. Love it.' - ***** Reader Review ******************************************************** A BITTER WILDERNESS. A BITTER CONFLICT. On the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have mounted another expedition into the neighbouring wild jungle. Yet this is no normal wilderness. It is called Himatan, half of the spirit-realm and half of the physical, ruled by a powerful entity who some name the Queen of Witches and some a goddess: the ancient Ardata. Saeng grew up knowing only the rule of the magus Thaumaturgs - but it was the voices from that land's forgotten past that she listened to. And when her rulers launch their invasion of this jungle, those voices send her and her brother on a desperate mission. To the south, the desert tribes are united by the arrival of a foreign warleader, a veteran commander in battered ashen mail men call the Grey Ghost. This warrior leads these tribes on a raid unlike any other, deep into the heart of Thaumaturg lands. While word comes to K'azz, and mercenary company the Crimson Guard, of a contract in Jacuruku. And their employer? Could it be the goddess herself... ******************************************************** Further praise for Esslemont's Malazan series: 'Everything you expect of a Malazan story, being both epic and relevant... nail-biting and anything but obvious.' - SFF WORLD 'Terrific... impossible to put down and highly recommended for all fans of The Malazan Book of the Fallen.' - FANTASY HOTLIST 'Hugely promising... a contained, concise romp that's also dense with fan-pleasing information... an entertaining romp.' - DEATHRAY 'Maybe I'm prejudiced since I love the Malazan books so much, but I had a blast reading Night of Knives... I highly recommend it to anyone.' - FANTASY BOOKCRITIC 'Esslemont handles action and brooding atmosphere equally well.' - STARBURST 'Extremely readable... All credit to Esslemont and Erikson. They have created a wonderfully energetic world that is just crying out for adventures.' - ETERNAL NIGHT

A Companion to the History of American Science

By Georgina M. Montgomery,Mark A. Largent
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119072220
  • Pages : 712
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 999
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A Companion to the History of American Science offers a collection of essays that give an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science. Covers topics including astronomy, agriculture, chemistry, eugenics, Big Science, military technology, and more Features contributions by the most accomplished scholars in the field of science history Covers pivotal events in U.S. history that shaped the development of science and science policy such as WWII, the Cold War, and the Women’s Rights movement

It Happened in Wyoming

By Paul W. Papa
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1493004581
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 941
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It Happened in Wyoming takes readers on a rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at some of the characters and episodes from the Equality State's storied past. Including both famous tales, and famous names--and little-known heroes, heroines, and happenings.

Reprehensible

By Mikey Robins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1760853003
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 856
  • File Pdf: reprehensible.pdf

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Rollicking and informative, Reprehensible: Polite Histories of Bad Behaviour is your guide through some of the most shameful behaviour indulged in by humanity’s most celebrated figures, as told by Mikey Robins, one of Australia’s most loved comedians. It is often said that we live in an era of constant outrage, but we are definitely not the inventors of outrageousness. Let’s be honest, human beings have always been appalling. Not everyone and not all the time, but our history is littered with those whose work and deeds have rendered them . . . reprehensible. Sometimes it’s our most esteemed luminaries who behave the worst. What are we to make of Catherine the Great’s extensive collection of pornographic furniture, Hans Christian Andersen’s too-much-information diary and Karl Marx’s epic pub crawls? Or hall-of-fame huckster William McCloundy, who in 1901 actually ‘sold’ the Brooklyn Bridge to an unsuspecting tourist, and the pharaoh who covered his slaves in honey to keep flies off his meal? Did you know about the royal ticklers of the House of Romanov, and the bizarre coronation rituals of early Irish kings? (Let’s just say that eating a white horse wasn’t the weirdest part of the ceremony.) So sit back and rest your conscience: there will be a host of scoundrels, bounders and reprobates, tales of lust and power aplenty, as we indulge in that sweet spot where history meets outrage, with just a bit of old-school TMZ thrown in for good measure. Praise for Reprehensible: ‘Finally, Mikey Robins has put his vulgar mind to good use, telling history’s lesser known grubby yarns. I love it!’ Tom Gleeson

Skeletons on the Zahara

By Dean King
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 0759509697
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 946
  • File Pdf: skeletons-on-the-zahara.pdf

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b.A masterpiece of historical adventure, ISkeletons on the Zahara The western Sahara is a baking hot and desolate place, home only to nomads and their camels, and to locusts, snails and thorny scrub -- and its barren and ever-changing coastline has baffled sailors for centuries. In August 1815, the US brig Commerce was dashed against Cape Bojador and lost, although through bravery and quick thinking the ship's captain, James Riley, managed to lead all of his crew to safety. What followed was an extraordinary and desperate battle for survival in the face of human hostility, starvation, dehydration, death and despair. Captured, robbed and enslaved, the sailors were dragged and driven through the desert by their new owners, who neither spoke their language nor cared for their plight. Reduced to drinking urine, flayed by the sun, crippled by walking miles across burning stones and sand and losing over half of their body weights, the sailors struggled to hold onto both their humanity and their sanity. To reach safety, they would have to overcome not only the desert but also the greed and anger of those who would keep them in captivity. From the cold waters of the Atlantic to the searing Saharan sands, from the heart of the desert to the heart of man, Skeletons on the Zahara is a spectacular odyssey through the extremes and a gripping account of courage, brotherhood, and survival.

Under the Bones

By Kory M. Shrum
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Timberlane Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 788
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Enemies make the best allies. Louie Thorne is good at only one thing. Killing. She knows peace only when she kills and this relentless thirst drives her to hunt the world's worst crime lords. But when her cancer-stricken aunt makes a dying wish, Louie is torn between her own dark nature and a promise made to the only family she has left. Enter Konstantine, bastard son of the crime lord who killed Louie's family, and now the leader of the Ravengers--a ruthless crime faction from Florence's underworld. He didn't rise to power without making enemies and now one of those enemies has made Konstantine the most hunted man alive. Konstantine's only hope of reclaiming his throne is to trust the woman who wants him dead...

Battle of the Dinosaur Bones

By Rebecca L. Johnson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
  • Isbn : 1467701416
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 391
  • File Pdf: battle-of-the-dinosaur-bones.pdf

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In the 1880s, science witnessed a major shift: Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution. People dug up the first dinosaur fossils. And the field of paleontology—the study of ancient plants and animals—emerged. Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope became enthralled with these new ideas, discoveries, and developments. Both were determined to become world-famous paleontologists. When they met in 1863, they started off as friends. But within a few years, competition drove the men apart. Each fought bitterly to discover more fossils, name more species, and publish more papers than the other. In their haste to outdo each other, they both produced some shoddy work. The resulting confusion took many years to discover and correct, and their toxic relationship crippled the field of paleontology for decades afterward. However, the competition also produced a wealth of fossils. These laid a firm foundation for the field of paleontology and supported Darwin's theory of evolution. Marsh and Cope's discoveries generated keen public interest in prehistoric life and rich data for future generations of paleontologists. This book explores the great rivalry between Marsh and Cope, showing how it brought out the best and the worst in them—while bringing humankind a brand-new view of life on Earth.

The Bones of Geronimo

By Terry W. Drake
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Book Venture Publishing LLC
  • Isbn : 1640694595
  • Pages : 274
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 173
  • File Pdf: the-bones-of-geronimo.pdf

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Tooth and Claw

By Deborah Noyes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0425289869
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 544
  • File Pdf: tooth-and-claw.pdf

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The tale of the epic rivalry between two foundational paleontologists to find bigger and better bones in the American West, perfect for readers of Steve Sheinkin and Candace Fleming. Today we take for granted the idea that dinosaurs once roamed the earth. But two hundred years ago, the very concept of an extinct species did not exist. When an English scientist proposed in 1841 that Dino Saurs ("terrible lizards") had come and gone, it was only a theory, a new way of explaining the "dragon" and "giant" bones scattered across the globe. But when proof turned up seventeen years later, it was not only incontrovertible; it was massive. Tooth and Claw tells the story of the feverish race between two brilliant, driven, and insanely competitive scientists--Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh--to uncover more and more monstrous fossils in the newly opened Wild West. Between them, they discovered dozens of major dinosaur species and established the new discipline of paleontology in America. But their bitter thirty-year rivalry--a "war" waged on wild plains and mountains, in tabloid newsprint, and in Congress--dramatically wrecked their professional and private lives even as it brought alive for the public a vanished prehistoric world.

A Study Guide for Josefina Niggli's "The Street of the Canon"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Isbn : 1410359441
  • Pages : 27
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 897
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A Study Guide for Josefina Niggli's "The Street of the Canon," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Dancing Phoenix, Crappy Miss

By Jia Yimingtang
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1647964970
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 946
  • File Pdf: dancing-phoenix-crappy-miss.pdf

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"One day, she accidentally kissed a prodigy who had been a good-for-nothing of a small family.""Woman, who gave you the right to kiss me? Did I ask you to save me?""If you don't want to, I'll kick you back!"If you have an army, then I have the Imperial Clairvoyant."In the nine days and nine nights, he made a contract with the devil."A dragon soars and a phoenix dances. No one wishes to bow down before a woman."She was reborn from the fire, and her petite figure covered the entire world with one hand."