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A Quirk of Fate

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ISBN : 1482856557
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ISBN : 0824860977
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ISBN : 1328884074
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ISBN : 1440137242
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Destiny's Daughter

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ISBN : 1039143288
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Destiny's Journey

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ISBN : 1452063222
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Download Free Destiny's Journey PDF by Richard K. Thompson Full Book and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2010-08 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At a time when Neal Thomas is preoccupied with the possibility that his newly published book could be made into a movie, he is contacted by close friends in Virginia who want to make him the Project Manager for construction of their newly conceived condominium complex near Virginia Beach. The dilemma that follows is eventually resolved by a phone call that forces him to accept the job in Virginia, and paves the way for a brand new adventure.

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Destiny's Rift

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ISBN : 1459616677
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Download Free Destiny's Rift PDF by Sam Bowring Full Book and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2011-04-05 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second title in The Broken Well trilogy. The blue-haired man is prophesied to end the age-old conflict between the lands, but with his very soul divided in two, much remains uncertain. On the side of light, Bel sets forth on a journey to find the Stone of Evenings Mild, his only hope of reuniting with his darker half, Losara. But the Stone is lost, hidden away by an undead mage of mutable allegiance, in the lair of an insane dragon. Meanwhile Losara has his own problems. The Shadowdreamer wants him dead, but with war coming he must unite his people for the final battle. His plan is to build a weapon that is unstoppable. How can two men fulfil a fate meant for only one Is hope lost, or is there a way to close destiny's rift

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ISBN : 0994851200
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Download Free Destiny's Past PDF by Patricia C. Lee Full Book and published by Phoenix Literary Publishing. This book was released on 2015-08-22 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No-nonsense medical examiner Kelly Richards relies on the familiar comforts of science and scalpels to get her through the day. So when a not-so-dead guy who claims he's from the past lands on her autopsy table, she considers calling the men in white coats to escort him to a padded room. But Jarek's old-world ways and hot gaze trick her heart into falling for him - a mistake she swore she'd never make again. When Jarek, Prince of Leisos, discovers someone he trusts has been slowly poisoning him, he travels to the future in search of a cure. Driven by vengeance, he enlists the help of an impudent scientist to return him to his time. As they try to find a solution, Kelly struggles with her feelings for Jarek while dodging the police and a visitor from her past. Caught between his growing desire for Kelly and the need to expose his would-be assassin before they strike again, Jarek must decide between forfeiting his ticket home or losing the only woman he's ever loved.

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ISBN : 9781540888631
Pages : 364 pages
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ISBN : 1799856550
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Download Free Reductive Model of the Conscious Mind PDF by Galus, Wieslaw Full Book and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2020-08-21 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Research on natural and artificial brains is proceeding at a rapid pace. However, the understanding of the essence of consciousness has changed slightly over the millennia, and only the last decade has brought some progress to the area. Scientific ideas emerged that the soul could be a product of the material body and that calculating machines could imitate brain processes. However, the authors of this book reject the previously common dualism—the view that the material and spiritual-psychic processes are separate and require a completely different substance as their foundation. Reductive Model of the Conscious Mind is a forward-thinking book wherein the authors identify processes that are the essence of conscious thinking and place them in the imagined, simplified structure of cells able to memorize and transmit information in the form of impulses, which they call neurons. The purpose of the study is to explain the essence of consciousness to the degree of development of natural sciences, because only the latter can find a way to embed the concept of the conscious mind in material brains. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 works to convince readers that the emergence of consciousness does not require detailed knowledge of the structure and morphology of the brain, with the exception of some specific properties of the neural network structure that the authors attempt to point out. Part 2 proves that the biological structure of many natural brains fulfills the necessary conditions for consciousness and intelligent thinking. Similarly, Part 3 shows the ways in which artificial creatures imitating natural brains can meet these conditions, which gives great hopes for building artificially intelligent beings endowed with consciousness. Covering topics that include cognitive architecture, the embodied mind, and machine learning, this book is ideal for cognitive scientists, philosophers of mind, neuroscientists, psychologists, researchers, academicians, and advanced-level students. The book can also help to focus the research of linguists, neurologists, and biophysicists on the biophysical basis of postulated information processing into knowledge structures.

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The Whistling Season

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ISBN : 0151012377
Pages : 314 pages
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Download Free The Whistling Season PDF by Ivan Doig Full Book and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2006 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hired as a housekeeper to work on the early 1900s Montana homestead of widower Oliver Milliron, the irreverent Rose and her brother, Morris, endeavor to educate the widower's sons while witnessing local efforts on a massive irrigation project.

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The Value of Worthless Lives

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ISBN : 0823226786
Pages : 234 pages
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Download Free The Value of Worthless Lives PDF by Ilaria Serra Full Book and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There are many good books on Italian immigration to the United States, including success biographies, field researches and historical investigations. What is lacking however is an account of the immigrant experience from a "grassroots" point of view. This book tells the stories of a normal people, the great majority of the immigrant population, through their own, sometimes almost illiterate, words.With this book I aim to contribute to this country's story of immigration with these first-hand accounts of those who lived it, first-generation immigrants. It was said once, by Giuseppe Prezzolini, that Italian immigration left tears and sweat but not "words." The material of this book proves such arrogance wrong. I tried to be as thorough as possible in my field research looking for such "words" on both sides of the Ocean. I consulted Italian and American archives, I looked for books out of print, and scavenged for unpublished ones in private houses and forgotten drawers. What I found fills a silence and gives a wider spectrum of the immigrant experience, from the miner to the tailor, from the janitor to the professor.The book will interest scholars of Italian immigration because it adds information from within the protagonists' self. Their tales may be average, their memory may be inaccurate but their drive toward a new life and their immigrant "philosophy," made of grinding teeth and hope, is all there in its most fresh features. The book will also interest scholars of the autobiographical genre because it adds a new facet to the autobiographical voice. There are only a few studies on the life writing of the lower class (which come from France and England, not the US). I have tried toformulate new concepts that describe the autobiographical "I" of these works, conc

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North East India

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ISBN : 9788180695018
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ISBN : 148036682X
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ISBN : 0814712215
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Download Free Sophia Parnok PDF by Diana L. Burgin Full Book and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 1994-07 with total page 407 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The weather in Moscow is good, there's no cholera, there's also no lesbian love...Brrr! Remembering those persons of whom you write me makes me nauseous as if I'd eaten a rotten sardine. Moscow doesn't have them--and that's marvellous." —Anton Chekhov, writing to his publisher in 1895 Chekhov's barbed comment suggests the climate in which Sophia Parnok was writing, and is an added testament to to the strength and confidence with which she pursued both her personal and artistic life. Author of five volumes of poetry, and lover of Marina Tsvetaeva, Sophia Parnok was the only openly lesbian voice in Russian poetry during the Silver Age of Russian letters. Despite her unique contribution to modern Russian lyricism however, Parnok's life and work have essentially been forgotten. Parnok was not a political activist, and she had no engagement with the feminism vogueish in young Russian intellectual circles. From a young age, however, she deplored all forms of male posturing and condescension and felt alienated from what she called patriarchal virtues. Parnok's approach to her sexuality was equally forthright. Accepting lesbianism as her natural disposition, Parnok acknowledged her relationships with women, both sexual and non-sexual, to be the centre of her creative existence. Diana Burgin's extensively researched life of Parnok is deliberately woven around the poet's own account, visible in her writings. The book is divided into seven chapters, which reflect seven natural divisions in Parnok's life. This lends Burgin's work a particular poetic resonance, owing to its structural affinity with one of Parnok's last and greatest poetic achievements, the cycle of love lyrics Ursa Major. Dedicated to her last lover, Parnok refers to this cycle as a seven-star of verses, after the seven stars that make up the constellation. Parnok's poems, translated here for the first time in English, added to a wealth of biographical material, make this book a fascinating and lyrical account of an important Russian poet. Burgin's work is essential reading for students of Russian literature, lesbian history and women's studies.

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Return to Gallanvaig

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ISBN : 9781514886755
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Download Free Return to Gallanvaig PDF by Catherine Greenall Full Book and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2015-08 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Return to Gallanvaig" is the second part of the "Quirk of Destiny" trilogy, an apocalyptic tale of devastation and destruction caused by the widespread introduction of genetically modified food, resulting in the decimation of the human race and the rise of the "Genies," or gene-mutated humans. Two years have passed since the first outbreak and the Genies, led by Balthazar, the epitome of evil with paranormal powers, hatch a plan to increase their diseased race, despite the ravages of GM poisoning. Meanwhile, a ruthless shadowy group emerges, intent on manipulating world events, causing death and destruction, with the ultimate aim to take control of the surviving world population. They attack their sworn enemies, the Genies and inveigle the leaders of the nations of the world. The only hope for the survival of humankind is the backlash from the GM-free survivors. Could it happen? It already is. But will good triumph over evil? A Quirk of Destiny '.. great romp of a novel, populated by a host of well-drawn characters, and with a gradually emerging, sinister plot twist.' Brian Page, Editor Mensa Magazine 'I was hooked by the dramatic first chapter. This book illustrates present dangers we may already face. It has certainly made me think about what I eat. The ending is a bit of a cliff-hanger to set the scene for the sequel. I hope it comes soon.' Amazon reader 'A readable, engaging thriller with a message that makes you think! A compelling storyline, once you pick up this book you can't put it down.' Amazon reader 'This book is rather scary at times as to the scenario it presents and even more so when one considers the author's background. The reader may be left wondering, and possibly rightly so, I should say, as to whether this might not be whistle blowing disguised as fiction. A definite must read book.' Michael Smith, Editor Green Living 'The manipulation of genes place huge powers in the hands of the few and that is why books such as the 'Quirk of Destiny' can be so valuable in sounding the alarm bells in time for people to regain control.' Peter Riley, GM Freeze Campaign Director 'The threat of Genetically Modified (GM) Plants and its impact on our health may be a greater risk than we realise.' Phil Exon, Mensa Science Fiction SIG Editor This is a compelling novel in the style of John Wyndham.. It shows how a single event can cause our complex society to break down very quickly.' Amazon reader The Best of the Year 2013. Best books (joint number 1) On the same level we have then "A Quirk of Destiny" - another must read book - though different, as it is about GMO and more a thriller and a novel rather than a memoir. Michael Smith, Green (Living) Review. 'This is definitely NOT a run of the mill post apocalyptic tale! It's very intelligently written with some decent plots twists. I also like how the author gave the "genies," or the genetically mutated people special attributes you wouldn't expect them to have. It definitely made them creepier. An exciting and enjoyable read that makes me want to eat more organic foods. ' Amazon reader

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Father Peter John de Smet

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ISBN : 9780806127903
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Download Free Father Peter John de Smet PDF by Robert C. Carriker Full Book and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 1998-09-01 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Clad in the black robe of his priestly order and armed only with a crucifix, for more than a quarter of a century Father De Smet relentlessly tramped the American frontier to bring peace and religion to the tribes of the Pacific Northwest and the upper Missouri River country. In this biography, Robert Carriker describes De Smet’s love for the great American West and the native tribes who lived there, the Potawatomis, Flatheads, Coeur d’Alenes, Kalispels, Blackfeet, Yankton Sioux, and others to whom the Jesuit father carried Christianity. Soon the man called Black Robe became known throughout the mountains and plains as a man of peace and a friend of all Indians.