A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches
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Author: Deborah Harkness
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781101475690
Release: 2011-02-08
Editor: Penguin

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Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People). Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder. Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021! Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life.

The Book of Life

The Book of Life
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Author: Upton Sinclair
Pages: 452
ISBN: 9781429014878
Release: 2008-08
Editor: Applewood Books

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Upton Sinclair, one of America's foremost and most prolific authors, addresses the cultivation of the mind and the body in this 1922 volume. Sinclair's goal was to attempt to tell the reader how to live, how to find health, happiness and success, and how to develop fully both the mind and the body. Part One: The Book of the Mind covers such subjects as faith, reason, morality, and the subconscious. Part Two: The Book of the Body develops such subjects as errors in diet, the fasting cure, food and poisons, work and play, and diseases and their cures .

Who Wrote the Book of Life

Who Wrote the Book of Life
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Author: Lily E. Kay
Pages: 441
ISBN: 0804734178
Release: 2000
Editor: Stanford University Press

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This is a detailed history of one of the most important and dramatic episodes in modern science, recounted from the novel vantage point of the dawn of the information age and its impact on representations of nature, heredity, and society. Drawing on archives, published sources, and interviews, the author situates work on the genetic code (1953-70) within the history of life science, the rise of communication technosciences (cybernetics, information theory, and computers), the intersection of molecular biology with cryptanalysis and linguistics, and the social history of postwar Europe and the United States. Kay draws out the historical specificity in the process by which the central biological problem of DNA-based protein synthesis came to be metaphorically represented as an information code and a writing technology—and consequently as a “book of life.” This molecular writing and reading is part of the cultural production of the Nuclear Age, its power amplified by the centuries-old theistic resonance of the “book of life” metaphor. Yet, as the author points out, these are just metaphors: analogies, not ontologies. Necessary and productive as they have been, they have their epistemological limitations. Deploying analyses of language, cryptology, and information theory, the author persuasively argues that, technically speaking, the genetic code is not a code, DNA is not a language, and the genome is not an information system (objections voiced by experts as early as the 1950s). Thus her historical reconstruction and analyses also serve as a critique of the new genomic biopower. Genomic textuality has become a fact of life, a metaphor literalized, she claims, as human genome projects promise new levels of control over life through the meta-level of information: control of the word (the DNA sequences) and its editing and rewriting. But the author shows how the humbling limits of these scriptural metaphors also pose a challenge to the textual and material mastery of the genomic “book of life.”

The Art of the Book of Life

The Art of the Book of Life
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Author: Jorge Gutierrez
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781630080891
Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Dark Horse Comics

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A tale packed with adventure, The Book of Life celebrates the power of friendship and family, and the courage to follow your dreams. To determine whether the heart of humankind is pure and good, two godlike beings engage in an otherworldly wager during Mexico's annual Day of the Dead celebration. They tether two friends, Manolo and Joaquin, into vying for the heart of the beautiful and fiercely independent Maria, with comical and sometimes dangerous consequences. This volume is an inspirational behind-the-scenes look at the making of the animated feature film The Book of Life, from visionary producer Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) and director Jorge R. Gutierrez (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera).

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying
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Author: Sogyal Rinpoche
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781448116959
Release: 2012-02-29
Editor: Random House

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25th Anniversary Edition Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation, but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace'.

The Book of Life

The Book of Life
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Author: Deborah Harkness
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780698163478
Release: 2014-07-15
Editor: Penguin

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The #1 New York Times bestselling series finale--sequel to A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, that sets up Time's Convert. Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches” airing Sundays on AMC and BBC America, and streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder. After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago. With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.

Life of Bliss

Life of Bliss
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Author: Erin McLellan
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781732173415
Release: 2018-04-30
Editor: Erin McLellan

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Documents of Life 2

Documents of Life 2
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Author: Ken Plummer
Pages: 306
ISBN: 0761961321
Release: 2001-03-20
Editor: SAGE

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Documents of Life was originally published in 1983 and became a classic text, providing both a persuasive argument for a particular approach and a manifesto for social research. As a critique of anti-humanist methodology in the social sciences, it championed the use of life stories and other personal documents in research which are now widely used today. This book is a substantially revised and expanded version which takes on recent developments. Providing numerous illustrations from a range of life documents, the book traces the history of the method, examines ways of 'doing life story' research, and discusses the many political and ethical issues raised by such research. The whole book has been substantially re-written and

The Book of L

The Book of L
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Author: Yorel Cairo
Pages: 166
ISBN: 1634483065
Release: 2014-10-13
Editor: Unknown

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The Book of L. takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions. Send down from the deepest thoughts of mankind, it is having you thrilled and excited to learn about stories untold. What is the link between the beauty of life and the never ending hunger towards knowing what lies behind death? Both colliding like when the sun shifts in front of the moon. Fifty short stories are brought together to thrill the heart and stir the imagination. Born in the year 1982 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Yorel Cairo is the first born in a family of five children. Not always being happy to be the oldest, he found himself retreating in his own world, movies, acting and writing. At the moment Yorel Cairo is having his short films produced and focuses on writing a adventure novel. He also wrote the poetry book Poetry Sessions from a bottomless mind.

12 Rules for Life

12 Rules for Life
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Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Pages: 409
ISBN: 9780345816023
Release: 2018
Editor: Ballantine Books

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"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"--

English for Life 2

English for Life 2
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Author: Cecil Gray
Pages: 224
ISBN: 017566384X
Release: 2014-11
Editor: Nelson Thornes

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A four-book course satisfying all language needs for lower secondary to CSEC examination level.

Homiletical commentary on the Book of Nehemiah by W H Booth J H Goodman and S Gregory

Homiletical commentary on the Book of Nehemiah  by W H  Booth  J H  Goodman and S  Gregory
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Author: rev. William Henry Booth,John Henry Goodman
Pages: 258
ISBN: OXFORD:600094488
Release: 1880
Editor: Unknown

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Poetic Shades of Life 2

Poetic Shades of Life 2
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Author: Earnest Bartlett
Pages: 134
ISBN: 9781480900332
Release: 2013-07-08
Editor: Dorrance Publishing

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Wonderful Life The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

Wonderful Life  The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
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Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780393245202
Release: 1990-09-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

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"[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James Gleick, New York Times Book Review High in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale. It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived—a forgotten corner of evolution preserved in awesome detail. In this book Stephen Jay Gould explores what the Burgess Shale tells us about evolution and the nature of history.

Institute of Actuaries Text Book of the Principles of Interest Life Annuities and Assurances and Their Practical Application

Institute of Actuaries  Text Book of the Principles of Interest  Life Annuities  and Assurances  and Their Practical Application
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Author: Institute of Actuaries (Great Britain)
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:319510022841984
Release: 1887
Editor: Unknown

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A Commentary on the Book of Job

A Commentary on the Book of Job
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 306
ISBN: HARVARD:AH5KWM
Release: 1879
Editor: Unknown

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The Meaning of Life 2 More Lives More Meaning with Gay Byrne

The Meaning of Life 2     More Lives  More Meaning with Gay Byrne
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Author: Gay Byrne
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780717164905
Release: 2014-10-10
Editor: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

More big questions – and more interesting answers – from Gay Byrne’s hugely popular RTÉ TV show We all look for meaning in our lives and here twenty well-known public figures share what gives their lives meaning, prompting us to ponder the question ourselves and perhaps even find some answers. Following last year’s bestselling The Meaning of Life, Gay Byrne is back with more insightful discussions on the big themes that bind us all: childhood, love, faith, disbelief, morality, religion, grief. Based on his popular and long-running RTÉ TV show, The Meaning of Life 2 explores life’s big questions with an array of fascinating public figures, among them Ronan Keating, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Ian Paisley and Imelda May. With Peter McVerry he ponders whether life is shaped by accidents or by the way people respond to accidents. Mary Robinson reveals the beliefs and values that fuel her formidable moral engine. Eamon Dunphy’s early experiences led him to believe that ‘everyone is magnificent in their own way’, and Edna O’Brien discusses her struggles with the Catholic Church after the infamous banning of The Country Girls. ’There are many pearls of wisdom to be harvested from the human oysters featured here who share with me the beliefs, values, thoughts and experiences that have shaped, or been shaped by, their lives.’ Gay Byrne The Meaning of Life 2: Table of Contents Preface by Gay Byrne Imelda May Peter McVerry Mary Robinson Brian Cody Ian Paisley J. P. Donleavy Emily O’Reilly John Lonergan Ronan Keating Maureen Gaffney Sean O’Sullivan Christina Noble Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh Fionnula Flanagan Colm Tóibín Mary Byrne Colm Wilkinson Celine Byrne Edna O’Brien Eamon Dunphy For each book sold, a donation will be made to The Peter McVerry Trust and The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.

The book of Revelation or The last volume of prophecy tr and expounded by J G Murphy

The book of Revelation  or  The last volume of prophecy  tr  and expounded by J G  Murphy
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Author: John (st.)
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:600091548
Release: 1882
Editor: Unknown

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Life the Universe and Everything

Life  the Universe and Everything
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Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780330513142
Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Pan Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Life, the Universe and Everything, the third title in Douglas Adams' blockbusting sci-fi comedy series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent finds himself enlisted to prevent a galactic war. This edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Simon Brett, producer of the original radio broadcast. Following a number of stunning catastrophes, which have involved him being alternately blown up and insulted in ever stranger regions of the Galaxy, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. An eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect, and their flying sofa in the middle of the cricket ground at Lord's, just two days before the world is due to be destroyed by the Vogons. Escaping the end of the world for a second time, Arthur, Ford, and their old friend Slartibartfast embark (reluctantly) on a mission to save the whole galaxy from fanatical robots. Not bad for a man in his dressing gown . . . Follow Arthur Dent's galactic (mis)adventures in the rest of the trilogy with five parts: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, and Mostly Harmless.

Publications

Publications
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Author: Oxford Historical Society (Oxford, England)
Pages: 329
ISBN: UIUC:30112057382894
Release: 1895
Editor: Unknown

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