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A Bridge to the Stars

By Henning Mankell
  • Writer : Henning Mankell
  • Isbn : 1849398119
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Review Counts : 744
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-bridge-to-the-stars.pdf

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12 year old Joel lives with his father in the cold northern part of Sweden. At night he often sneaks out of his father's house to look for a lonely dog he has seen from his window. On the bridge across the icy river he starts a secret society and has adventures. But one night he discovers that his father's bed is also empty and will have to come terms with his father's new-found love. The harsh reality of Joel's world comes vividly to life and leaves the reader spellbound.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
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A Bridge in Time

By Elisabeth McNeill
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  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Isbn Code : 1788636384
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 444
  • Pdf File: a-bridge-in-time.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Change is coming, but are the people of Camptounfoot ready for it? For generations, the oldest village in Scotland has remained little changed but now it is 1853 and the railway is coming to Camptounfoot. Shy and beautiful Emma Jane Wylie is determined to fight for the realisation of her father’s dream – the construction of the railway bridge that will carry the new track southwards. Her father’s demise puts Emma in charge. But during the two years of its construction, the project is beset by drama and tragedy: cholera rages, the men down tools, murder and conspiracy are in the air – and then a landslide threatens to destroy all their endeavours. Inspired by her father’s vision, and with a strength of mind and resolve at odds with her Victorian upbringing, Emma Jane takes on the world – and is determined to win. The first book in the A Bridge In Time series, this dramatic and riveting saga of survival is perfect for fans of Anna Jacobs and Tessa Barclay.

Choosing and Using a Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

By Rod Mollise
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn Code : 1447102274
  • Number of Pages : 360
  • Category : Science
  • Reviews : 198
  • Pdf File: choosing-and-using-a-schmidt-cassegrain-telescope.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Amateur astronomy is becoming increasingly popular, mostly because of the availability of relatively low-cost astronomical telescopes such as the Schmidt-Cassegrain and Maksutovs. The author describes what these instruments will do, how to use them, and which are the best - he draws on 25-years of experience with telescopes. There are sections on accessories, observing techniques, and hints and tips on: cleaning, collimating, maintaining the telescope, mounting, using the telescope in various conditions, computer control, and imaging (wet, digital and CCD). This is the perfect book for amateur astronomers who are about to invest in a new Schmidt-Cassegrain or Maksutov telescope, or for those who already have one and want to get the most out of it.

An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space

By Bob McDonald
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1982106867
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Category : Science
  • Reviews : 873
  • Pdf File: an-earthling-s-guide-to-outer-space.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Beloved science commentator Bob McDonald takes us on a tour of our galaxy, unraveling the mysteries of the universe and helping us navigate our place among the stars. How big is our galaxy? Is there life on those distant planets? Are we really made of star dust? And where do stars even come from? In An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space, we finally have the answers to all those questions and more. With clarity, wisdom, and a great deal of enthusiasm, McDonald explores the curiosities of the big blue planet we call home as well as our galactic neighbours—from Martian caves to storm clouds on Jupiter to the nebulae at the far end of the universe. So if you’re pondering how to become an astronaut, or what dark matter really is, or how an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, look no further. Through a captivating mix of stories, experiments, and illustrations, McDonald walks us through space exploration past and present, and reveals what we can look forward to in the future. An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space is sure to satisfy science readers of all ages, and to remind us earthbound terrestrials just how special our place in the universe truly is.

Hungerstorm

By Amber Kallyn
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  • Publisher : Dragon Heart Books
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 325
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 909
  • Pdf File: hungerstorm.pdf

Book Excerpt:

After centuries alone, can a vampire king trust the woman who's woken his heart? Jordan MacDougal, laird and vampire King, walks a thin line of civility between protecting his clan, and handling the conflict from the local shifter pack. When some of his people disappear, and the wolves accuse his newest, intriguing vampire of being evil, Jordan discovers that the traitor in his midst may be closer than he dared believe. A newly turned vampire, Dalia Jensen wakes to an unusual and frightening new world, with no memory of the past year of her life. Accused of working with the Master Vampire who held her prisoner, her inability to remember the truth leaves her reeling under allegations of vicious past actions. Uncertain of her culpability, she’s unable to trust her own instincts as the reigning Vampire King turns her world upside down. When the wolves call for her trial, demanding her life for those killed and tortured, Jordan and Dalia must work together to find the truth, and save the love blooming between them. Praise for Amber Kallyn "Ms. Kallyn takes the paranormal world and adds a dangerous twist of dragons, fires, and a mysterious past to make this an intense read..." ~ Coffee Time Romance "if itis at all possible for a dragon to become stronger or more alpha in general then Ms Kallyn has managed it..." ~ The Romance Studio "intense and incendiary..." ~ Whipped Cream Reviews Miss watching Moonlight? Love The Vampire Diaries? Hungerstorm will take you on a thrilling ride of love and justice. And if you like your paranormal romance HOT, HOT, HOT, check out Amber Kallyn's 5 STAR Reviewed erotic romances ~ Dragos Series, Book 1: Burned What happens when a dragon falls in love with a fireman? Someone's bound to get... burned. ~ Red's Wolf An incendiary short story series. Who said Red's afraid of the big bad wolf?

The Astronomy Bible

By Heather Couper,Nigel Henbest
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  • Publisher : Cassell
  • Isbn Code : 1844038432
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Category : Science
  • Reviews : 601
  • Pdf File: the-astronomy-bible.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive guide to astronomy introduces the basic concepts, explaining what, when, and how to observe space, right through to current theories on everything from black holes to microquasars. It helps you to navigate the night sky, identify the constellations and find planets, comets, galaxies and deep-sky objects. Accessible, informative, and fully-illustrated, this is an invaluable practical companion for anyone who loves stargazing.

Spilled Water

By Sally Grindley
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn Code : 1408807319
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 938
  • Pdf File: spilled-water.pdf

Book Excerpt:

When her husband dies, Lu Si-yan's mother is encouraged to sell her young daughter into domestic service. Lu Si-yan is just eleven when sold by her uncle. Nearly two years will pass before she can get back home to her mother and brother. In this powerful and compelling novel Sally Grindley portrays the life of a young girl in China, a young girl whose life is said to be like 'spilled water'. With a brilliant first-person narrative and a powerful description of time and place, this novel is gripping, heart-wrenching and utterly mesmerising.