Something strange is afoot at the Orsk furniture superstore. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour, dusk-till-dawn shift, when they’ll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.
People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it’s only natural to be skeptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? It’s a predicament that Aziraphale, a fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon now finds themselves in. They’ve been living amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse.
A refugee of the Great War, Poirot is settling in England near Styles Court, the country estate of his wealthy benefactor, the elderly Emily Inglethorp. When Emily is poisoned and the authorities are baffled, Poirot puts his prodigious sleuthing skills to work. Suspects are plentiful, including the victim’s much younger husband, her resentful stepsons, her longtime hired companion, a young family friend working as a nurse, and a London specialist on poisons who just happens to be visiting the nearby village.
Jayne Sinclair has only three clues to help her: a photocopied birth certificate, a stolen book, and an old photograph. And it soon becomes apparent somebody else is on the trail of the mystery. A killer who will stop at nothing to prevent Jayne from discovering the secret hidden in the past. The Irish Inheritance takes us through the Easter Rising of 1916 and the Irish War of Independence, combining a search for the truth of the past with all the tension of a modern-day thriller.
Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. But where there's black magic, there's a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry's name. That's when things start to get interesting.
An unknown terrorist has released a biological weapon onto the American public. Anyone with an IQ over 84 is in danger — people's heads are exploding — and the country is on lockdown. Everything is about to change forever.
Provocative and engaging, this collection brings together the premiere science writing of the year. Featuring the imprimatur of bestselling author and New York Times reporter Gina Kolata, one of the nation's foremost voices in science and medicine, and with contributions from Atul Gawande, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Oliver Sacks, among others, The Best American Science Writing 2007 is a compelling anthology of our most advanced, and most relevant, scientific inquiries.
This book relates the current, insidious plight facing the human race as a direct result of a grand deception that has been imposed upon it for tens of thousands of years if not longer. This has been perpetrated by the systematic, ongoing falsification of history in much the same way as perpetrated by the powers that be in the suspiciously prophetic novel ‘1984’, by George Orwell.
What is a dollar? What is money, and what is the future of money? This small E-book is a quick read that is just as much about self-help as it is about finance and economics. Learn the history of gold and silver during the birth of our nation, and understand why our dollar has become a total fraud that will morph into a terrible evil in the not too distant future.
A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster.
The Story of Civilization represents the most comprehensive attempt in our times to embrace the vast panorama of man's history and culture. This 11 volume set includes: Vo1 : Our Oriental Heritage; Vol 2: The Life of Greece; Vol.3: Caesar and Christ; Vol 4: The Age of Faith; Vol 5: The Renaissance; Vol 6: The Reformation; Vol 7: The Age of Reason Begins; Vol 8: The Age of Louis XIV; Vol 9:The Age of Voltaire; Vol. 10: Rousseau and Revolution; Vol 11: The Age of Napoleon
Stephen Hawking was recognized as one of the greatest minds of our time. At the time of his death, Hawking was working on a final project — a book compiling his answers to the "big" questions that he was so often posed. Within these pages, he provides his personal views on our biggest challenges as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next. Each section is introduced by a leading thinker offering his or her own insight into Professor Hawking's contribution to our understanding.
According to world-renowned game designer Jane McGonigal, video games are fulfilling genuine human needs. Drawing on positive psychology, cognitive science, and sociology, Reality is Broken shows how game designers have hit on core truths about what makes us happy and utilized these discoveries to astonishing effect in virtual environments. Written for gamers and non-gamers alike, Reality is Broken sends a clear and provocative message: the future will belong to those who can understand, design, and play games.
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