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By Katherine Holman
The ancient Dictionary of the Vikings lines Viking job in Europe, North the US, and Asia for over 3 centuries. in this interval humans from Scandinavia used their longships to release lightning raids upon their eu associates, to colonize new lands within the east and west, and to interchange Scandinavian furs for jap wine and spices and Arab silver. The Viking age additionally observed major alterations at domestic in Scandinavia - kings prolonged their strength, Norse paganism misplaced flooring to christianity, and new cities and ports thrived due to elevated touch with the broader world.
This ebook offers a complete paintings of reference for individuals attracted to the Vikings, together with entries at the major old figures excited by this dramatic interval, very important battles and treaties, major archaeological unearths, and key works and resources of knowledge at the interval. It additionally summarizes the influence the Vikings had at the components the place they traveled and settled. there's a chronological desk, specified and annotated bibliographies for various subject matters and geographical destinations, and an creation discussing the main occasions and advancements of the Viking age.
By Hannah Howell
An individual might see Ilsabeth Murray Armstrong grasp for homicide. while her dagger is located within the physique of 1 of the king's males, there's little room for doubt - the culprit needs to pay along with her lifestyles. yet Ilsabeth isn't any killer, and just one individual may also help transparent her identify: Sir Simon Innes, a guy so steely and funky that no risk can rattle him...And no girl in misery can sway his center. previously. Simon has spent his lifestyles trying to find fact in an international fraught with deception. however the hauntingly attractive fugitive looking his relief impacts him so deeply, he wonders if he can belief the wonderful judgement he has regularly trusted, For all indicators element to Ilsabeth's guilt, other than one - the unprecedented hope he feels at her slightest touch...
By Jude Deveraux
Jude Deveraux portrays the facility of a lady set on a daring direction for real love -- and the distinction of ful?lling a magni?cent promise. River girl good-looking plantation proprietor Wesley Stanford may slightly keep in mind the poverty-stricken younger lady named Leah Simmons who loved him from afar years ago?.Now, in an unforeseen coincidence -- an opportunity come across at the Virginia riverfront -- he'll develop into Leah's reluctant husband. made up our minds to forge a brand new existence in untamed Kentucky, Wesley discovers that the bride he hopes to desert is passionate, proud, and courageous -- and should be the lady he can't dwell with out.
By Anne Stuart
Not able to determine why detached scoundrel James Killoran accepts accountability for a determined crime she dedicated herself, Emma Langolet makes an attempt to make James allow pass of his roguish external and convey her the light guy within.
By Barbara Cartland
Her father had died on their manner domestic to England, his occupation in shambles, his identify disgraced through accusations of treason. Now Canuela Arlington and her mom have been on my own in London in determined want of cash. Canuela must locate paintings. understanding her soft good looks used to be guaranteed to galvanize unwelcome advances, Canuela pulled her lengthy golden hair again sharply from her face, obscured her awesome grey-green eyes with large glasses and wearing unflattering black. Her first-class skills quickly an supplier: Ramon de Lopez, the good-looking Argentine aristocrat, one of many wealthiest males in South the USA. Canuela trembled with rage on the mere point out of his identify for Ramon was once an "old pal" of her father's, one of many many that abandoned him within the drawback. Canuela could pay off him for his disloyalty. it will no longer be tough to damage him. If simply he weren't so wildly attractive...
By Dieter Hagenbach, Lucius Werthmüller
Mystic Chemist starts initially of the 20 th century, within the Swiss city of Basel that's evolving from a well-liked overall healthiness spa right into a significant business urban. the tale concludes greater than a century later, after celebrating Albert Hofmann's a hundredth birthday. It tells the original tale of a quickly to be recognized scientist, highlighting his educational trip, his learn at Sandoz after which, because the discoverer of LSD, his conferences and interactions with illustrious writers, artists and thinkers, from worldwide, whose universal curiosity is a fascination with the recent wonder-drug. Luminaries like Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert seem at the scene and Hofmann starts a prolific correspondence with them and different events. occasionally he sends a pattern, different occasions he hears in their "trips” on LSD or different psychedelic elements, like mescaline or psilocybin. From the start he's taking a favorable view in the direction of efforts via physicians and psychotherapists to incorporate LSD in new methods to the therapy of health problems. He sees the "psychedelic" strength of this "wonder drug" as invaluable to all. And he expresses his conviction that mystical reports and journeys to different worlds of attention are the simplest guidance for the final trip he and each one among us good needs to finally make. on the age of 102, Albert Hofmann dies at domestic. His power and open mindedness stick with him till his final breath. The lifetime of Albert Hofmann, the Mystic Chemist, is an affidavit to how you can achieve a very good age the entire whereas final bodily and mentally healthy and spiritually conscious. Mystic Chemist: The lifetime of Albert Hofmann and His Discovery of LSD tells the tale of Albert Hofmann's lifestyles and the parallel tale of the wonder-drug, LSD. The ebook runs to 408 pages and comprises over 500 colour and black and white pictures, illustrations and drawings; a few of them by no means released prior to. With a foreword by way of global well known Czech psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, Mystic Chemist can be released in might 2013, and comes in hardcover and softcover variants.
By Peter Rollberg
Movie fans world wide are acquainted with the masterpieces of Eisenstein and Tarkovsky. those administrators' certain achievements have been embedded in a strong method that begun less than Russia's final tsar and underwent a number of sessions of blossoming: the bourgeois cinema within the 1910s, the innovative avant-garde within the Twenties, the Thaw within the Nineteen Fifties, and the awakening of nationwide cinemas within the Sixties and 1970s.
The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema is the 1st reference paintings of its style within the English language dedicated fullyyt to the cinema of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet interval, together with either the cinematic highlights and the mainstream. The cinemas of the previous Soviet republics, together with Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Lithuania, and Latvia, also are represented with their so much influential artists. via a chronology, an advent essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on filmmakers, performers, cinematographers, composers, manufacturers, studios, genres, and remarkable movies, this reference paintings covers the historical past of Russian and Soviet filmmaking from 1896 to 2007.