Download E-books Die Geheimnisse des Nicholas Flamel - Der unheimliche Geisterrufer (German Edition) PDF

By Michael Scott

Mit knapper no longer konnten Flamel und die Zwillinge wieder zurück nach San Francisco fliehen. Doch auch in ihrer Heimatstadt gibt es kein Ausruhen. Um zu verhindern, dass ihre Feinde die Armee unheimlicher Kreaturen aus Alcatraz befreien, muss Josh nun auch in der Feuermagie ausgebildet werden. Doch kaum hat er die übertragen bekommen, da verschwindet Josh spurlos. Sophie ist zutiefst erschüttert, als sie herausfindet, dass erneut Dee hinter dem Verschwinden ihres Bruders steckt. Der dunkle Magier – von seinen Dienstherren wegen seines Versagens zum Tode verurteilt – hat nun jegliche Skrupel verloren: Mit Joshs Hilfe will er etwas Uraltes aus dem Geisterreich herbeirufen. Ein Wesen, das antritt, um selbst das Ältere Geschlecht zu töten – ganz sicher aber Josh.

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Download E-books China (Modern World Nations) PDF

By Gary T. Whiteford

Domestic to the world's oldest non-stop civilization and biggest inhabitants, China has been a communist state because the finish of global conflict II. yet because the past due Nineteen Seventies, the rustic has skilled profound social, financial, and political swap. Its quickly constructing industry financial system stands because the moment greatest on the earth after the USA, and hundreds and hundreds of thousands of its electorate were lifted out of poverty. This fast progress has led to an rising heart classification whose spending strength has redefined the chinese language marketplace. After 30 years of monetary liberalization, what have been as soon as luxuries--dining out with associates, vacation trips, and a number of cars--are now obvious as rights through the more youthful chinese language, a few of whom are calling for elevated freedoms from the communist govt. during this new version of China, learn the way the commercial adjustments have began to motivate switch in different components of chinese language lifestyles and tradition. This revised variation covers fresh occasions, similar to the Beijing Olympics, the might 2008 earthquake that killed an anticipated 80,000 voters, and the 1st spacewalk through a chinese language astronaut.

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Download E-books Der Reichstagsbrand: Die Karriere eines Kriminalfalls (German Edition) PDF

By Sven Felix Kellerhoff

Den model des Reichstages am 27. Februar 1933 nutzten die Nazis virtuos, um ihre Diktatur zu errichten. Aber haben sie ihn deshalb auch selbst angesteckt? Darüber wird seit seventy five Jahren erbittert gestritten. Wer in dem Holländer Marinus van der Lubbe den alleinigen Täter sieht, wird von jenen, die an eine Verschwörung der Nazis glauben, als "Anhänger der Gestapo-Theorie" geschmäht. Unter Einbeziehung des nach der Wiedervereinigung zugänglichen Archivmaterials schildert Kellerhoff unvoreingenommen die historischen Ereignisse und die Hintergründe der späteren Debatten.

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Download E-books Virtual Reality: Simulating and Enhancing the World With Computers (Science and Technology in Focus) PDF

By Sean M. Grady

Think traveling pals 1000s of miles away with no need to depart your home. Visualize traveling buildings or monuments that experience but to be equipped. What if surgeons may perhaps function on sufferers that have been abroad? think if astronauts may stroll on Mars with no ever having to go away Earth! With the fashionable advances of laptop know-how and digital truth, such fantasies have gotten realities. This thoroughly revised and up-to-date version of digital truth explores the advance of this groundbreaking medical box and its interesting chances for all times at domestic, at paintings, and through relaxation hours. This booklet offers an summary of digital reality's historical past, the instruments and methods used to imitate the actual international, the fields within which digital truth is getting used, and a few of the stumbling blocks that digital reality's supporters have needed to conquer. This re-creation catches up with the advancements that experience taken position long ago 5 years, together with difficulties that digital fact companies have encountered because of the expertise boom-and-bust monetary cycle that came about over the past few years of the 20 th century.

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Download E-books John Donne and the Metaphysical Poets (Bloom's Classic Critical Views) PDF

By Harold Bloom

The poetry of John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Robert Herrick, and Richard Crashaw has interested critics for hundreds of years. Ambivalently acquired yet inescapably influential, their culture might be traced via the very best poets of our time. This new quantity from the "Bloom's vintage serious perspectives" sequence positive aspects insightful essays from the seventeenth and early twentieth centuries that provide scholars of literature historic insights into those major poets.

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Download E-books People And The Sea (Life in the Sea) PDF

By Pam Walker

It's only average for individuals to be fascinated about the ocean. existence originated within the oceans, and greater than one-half of the folks on the earth dwell inside of 50 miles of the ocean. besides the fact that, even supposing we have now despatched explorers to the moon and different areas of area, we nonetheless comprehend little in regards to the frontier that surrounds us. The enticing new "Life within the Sea" set offers younger readers with present, available information regarding the ocean and its creatures. This finished source at the ocean's population provides dwelling issues of their actual habitats, emphasizing the connection among marine biology and marine ecology. each one quantity specializes in one particular region of the marine global, discussing its actual features, the dwelling issues came across there, and the impression people have at the sector. definitely the right better half to "Facts On File's lifestyles on the earth" set (see dealing with page), this useful reference provides a well-rounded view of marine existence.

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Download E-books The New York City Subway System (Building America: Then and Now) PDF

By Ronald A. Reis

Teeming with a inhabitants of 3.5 million on the finish of the nineteenth century, the island of long island could not meet the city's call for for fast transit with its horse-drawn trolleys and increased educate strains. long island urban wanted a subway procedure. After 4 years of digging and diverting miles of utilities and tunneling lower than the Harlem River, the city's citizens celebrated a brand new period in mass transit on October 27, 1904, with the hole of a nine-mile subway path. within the century to come back, the hot York subway might develop and extend to a process that runs 24 hours an afternoon, seven days per week, with 6,400 autos, 468 stations, a regular ridership of 4.5 million, and 842 miles of tune - longer than the space from big apple to Chicago. Politics, graffiti, and unimaginable building demanding situations mixed to make the construction and operating of the recent York subway method one of many America's maximum civic undertakings.

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Download E-books The Civil War and Reconstruction: 1860 to 1876 (Handbook to Life in America, Volume 3) PDF

By Rodney P. Carlisle

This name takes a radical examine the Civil conflict and Reconstruction - from the family members existence ate to favourite interests. characterised by means of the tragedy of the Civil warfare and its aftermath, the interval of 1860 to 1876 offered the best problem to a nonetheless younger nationwide govt. The conflict to abolish slavery and reform the rustic after the secession of eleven Southern states used to be led by means of Abraham Lincoln. all through this turmoil, a burgeoning commercial financial system - made attainable principally via the of entirety of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 - started to remodel the yank economic climate and society simply as profoundly because the results of the struggle. providing readers a desirable glimpse into this era in heritage, "The Civil battle and Reconstruction" is written in an easy-to-read narrative layout more desirable via important additional studying lists and black-and-white illustrations. insurance of this name comprises: towns and concrete lifestyles; schooling; relations and way of life; fabric tradition; inhabitants tendencies and migration; rural lifestyles; social attitudes; and, extra.

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