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|Author||: Anne Hillerman|
Murder, deception, Navajo tradition, and the stars collide in this enthralling entry in New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman’s Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series, set amid the beautiful landscape of the American Southwest. What begins as a typical day for Officer Bernadette Manuelito—serving a bench warrant, dealing with a herd of cattle obstructing traffic, and stumbling across a crime scene—takes an unexpected twist when she’s called to help find an old friend. Years ago, Bernie and Maya were roommates, but time and Maya’s struggles with addiction drove them apart. Now Maya’s brother asks Bernie to find out what happened to his sister. Tracing Maya’s whereabouts, Bernie learns that her old friend had confessed to the murder of her estranged husband, a prominent astronomer. But the details don’t align. Suspicious, Bernie takes a closer look at the case only to find that nothing is as it seems. Uncovering new information about the astronomer’s work leads Bernie to a remote spot on the Navajo Nation and a calculating killer. The investigation causes an unexpected rift with her husband and new acting boss, Jim Chee, who’s sure Bernie’s headed for trouble. While she’s caught between present and past, Chee is at a crossroads of his own. Burdened with new responsibilities he didn’t ask for and doesn’t want, he must decide what the future holds for him and act accordingly. Can their mentor Joe Leaphorn—a man also looking at the past for answers to the future—provide the guidance both Bernie and Chee need? And will the Navajo heroes that stud the starry sky help them find justice—and the truth they seek?
|Author||: Dr. Jason Lisle|
|Editor||: New Leaf Publishing Group|
"Unless otherwise noted, Scripture quoatations are from the New King James Version of the Bible."--T.p. verso.
|Author||: Michele Jaffe|
|Editor||: Diversion Books|
The midnight shadows of Renaissance Venice conceal intrigue, romance...and murder. "Combines historical context with lush sensuality and nuanced wit." — Publisher's Weekly Bianca Salva's love of science has led her to defy the conventions of her day and illicitly practice medicine among the poor of Venice. She's managed to keep her pass time a secret—until she is discovered over the lifeless body of a young courtesan, by the last person she'd ever want to see. Ian Foscari, Conte d'Aosto, is known for being rich, handsome...and heartless. Finding Bianca over the dead body, he concludes she's the murderer. Yet for reasons he cannot explain, her protests move him. He offers to give her one week to prove her innocence, but she'll have to move into his house and be his prisoner. Her other option: the authorities and certain death. Bianca has no choice but to agree to his maddening terms. She's furious at having to cede her hard won freedom, and unprepared for the effect of his presence on her, for the longings he awakes in parts of her body she's only studied in books. As Bianca struggles to focus on finding the killer, Ian fights his own battle between the undeniable attraction he feels for her and the painful scars of his past. When their mutual attraction blazes to life, they are both dazzled by it's force. Passion burns through their reserves, teaching them both to trust again. Love again. But this fragile alliance is soon tested. Lured into a web of scheming and betrayal, Bianca and Ian find themselves in a race against the clock to save their lives, their hearts, and the city of Venice itself. "Jaffe...develops a sensual, exciting, and amusing tale, richly embellished with details of Renaissance life." — Library Journal "Jaffe's characters are intriguing, and the plot's many twists and turns are wonderfully entertaining." — Booklist
|Author||: Giles Sparrow|
From the craters of the Moon to the far reaches of Orion, The Stargazer's Handbook will enable you to explore space without leaving the comforts of Earth. All you need are a pair of binoculars and a clear night sky to experience the wonders of the universe. This book will take you on a journey through space, beginning with our own moon and neighboring planets before exploring the fascinating sights of deep space-from hypergiant suns and stellar nurseries to blazing nebulae and swirling galaxies. Each star, planet, or constellation is fully illustrated and accompanied by an annotated star map, as well as close-up images that zoom in on areas of interest. Featuring up-to-date information on the latest scientific discoveries, monthly sky maps for both northern and southern hemispheres, history and mythology of all 88 constellations and the rationale behind the names of stars and constellations, The Stargazer's Handbook will fully equip you with the tools to navigate-and understand-the night sky.
|Author||: Claudia Gray|
|Editor||: HarperCollins UK|
A lonely girl, a beautiful boy and a load of terrifying vampires. Think you’ve seen it before? Well get ready for a shock, because this is paranormal romance with a twist... and a razor-sharp bite.
|Author||: Claudia Gray|
|Editor||: HarperCollins UK|
The vampire in me was closer to the surface . . . Evernight Academy: an exclusive boarding school for the most beautiful, dangerous students of all--vampires. Bianca, born to two vampires, has always been told her destiny is to become one of them. But Bianca fell in love with Lucas--a vampire hunter sworn to destroy her kind. They were torn apart when his true identity was revealed, forcing him to flee the school. Although they may be separated, Bianca and Lucas will not give each other up. She will risk anything for the chance to see him again, even if it means coming face-to-face with the vampire hunters of Black Cross--or deceiving the powerful vampires of Evernight. Bianca's secrets will force her to live a life of lies. Yet Bianca isn't the only one keeping secrets. When Evernight is attacked by an evil force that seems to target her, she discovers the truth she thought she knew is only the beginning. . . .
Philip's Stargazer is an excellent starter pack suitable for use in the northern hemisphere, containing three essential items to get the beginner started on the fascinating hobby of astronomy:Philip's Star Chart: A large attractive wall chart showing the stars and constellations in three superb colour maps.Philip's Planisphere: A practical starfinder for locating the stars, constellations and planets visible on any night of the year from the UK, Northern Europe and Canada (51.5 degrees North); the star map is drawn by the well-known celestial cartographer Wil Tirion.Philip's Guide to the Northern Constellations: A 32-page beginner's guide to the major stars and constellations visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere, illustrated with simple 'signpost' maps to guide the reader around the night sky, for each season. Additional highlights include information on our Solar System, as well as facts about comets, meteors and the Universe. Written by Robin Scagell (Vice-President of Britain's Society for Popular Astronomy), this is the perfect introduction to the night sky for beginners.
|Author||: Miguel Conner|
After living in the shadows for centuries vampires have finally gained dominance over the Earth by instigating a nuclear holocaust that has blotted out the sun. Humans are now treated as animals, kept in concentration camp-like farms. Byron, the Moon Queen's favorite "creation", is assigned the task of stopping an insurrection at one of the human farms. But while investigating a religious cult among the humans, he begins to question his own reality. As he digs deeper for the truth, he becomes a renegade outcast among his own--and humanity's last chance for salvation.Five hundred years ago the Stargazers, let by their immortal Moon Queen, sparked global nuclear war, blotted out the sun, conquered the world, and rewrote history. Now humans are cattle whose blood feeds the master race, the glorious rulers of high-tech cities.And no one calls Stargazers by their true name. Vampires.Yet some impulse is stirring in the slave farms, an echo of a forgotten pride. Byron, a rebellious young Stargazer, is assigned to investigate the 'Warm One's--in other words, destroy any threat. But when a beautiful human shaman shows him unbelievable truths about his past, his origin, and his destiny, a vampire will discover that his immortal enemy is his living Goddess, The Moon Queen.
|Author||: Bob Hush|
The author’s fascination with robotics takes us on a journey to a strange planet called Sonar. A planet filled with human like creatures and rituals performed by its inhabitants. Little did anyone expect to find that Abigail’s journey would eventually open the door to earth’s past and its relationship with a race of beings called the Saylon. Following the unsuccessful invasion of Sonar by the Earth Alliance in the year 2081, it would take almost one hundred years to pass before both sides would embrace each other in brotherhood. Unfortunately, not everyone on earth was eager to greet the Stargazer colonies as their equal. People that still felt that human form androids were the servants of the devil. In the end, the signing of the treaty between the two worlds would forever change the meaning of the word humanity.
|Author||: Tasha Black|
|Editor||: 13th Story Press|
|Author||: Michael Jan Friedman|
28-year-old Jean Luc Picard is named captain of the starship Stargazer, becoming the youngest captain in Starfleet history. He and his crew must apprehend a pirate and respond to a distress call from another ship.
|Author||: Emily Levesque|
|Editor||: Sourcebooks, Inc.|
The story of the people who see beyond the stars—an astronomy book for adults still spellbound by the night sky. Humans from the earliest civilizations through today have craned their necks each night, using the stars to orient themselves in the large, strange world around them. Stargazing is a pursuit that continues to fascinate us: from Copernicus to Carl Sagan, astronomers throughout history have spent their lives trying to answer the biggest questions in the universe. Now, award-winning astronomer Emily Levesque shares the stories of modern-day stargazers in this new nonfiction release, the people willing to adventure across high mountaintops and to some of the most remote corners of the planet, all in the name of science. From the lonely quiet of midnight stargazing to tall tales of wild bears loose in the observatory, The Last Stargazers is a love letter to astronomy and an affirmation of the crucial role that humans can and must play in the future of scientific discovery. In this sweeping work of narrative science, Levesque shows how astronomers in this scrappy and evolving field are going beyond the machines to infuse creativity and passion into the stars and space and inspires us all to peer skyward in pursuit of the universe's secrets.
|Author||: Dave Eagle|
The beginning astronomical observer passes through a series of stages. The initial stage is hugely exciting and gives the beginner a real buzz as he discovers some of the faint fuzzy objects, markings on the planets, rings around Saturn and the craters on the Moon. But as the novice observer progresses, he or she wants to know what more there is than looking at faint fuzzy blobs or indistinct planet markings. Many jump to the conclusion – wrongly – that they need to spend lots of money on expensive equipment to progress. “From Casual Stargazer to Amateur Astronomer” has been written specifically to address this group of budding stargazers. Astronomy is much more than a quick sightseeing tour. Patient observers who can develop their skills will start to appreciate what they are seeing, and will know exactly what to look out for on any particular night. And equally important, they will learn what not to expect to see. “From Casual Stargazer to Amateur Astronomer” is for those who want to develop observing skills beyond mere sightseeing, and learn some of the techniques used to carry out enjoyable – and scientifically useful – observations. It will also direct readers to make informed choices about what can be seen and when. This book is for anyone keen to develop their skills as an amateur astronomer.
|Author||: Carrie Brown|
Caroline, known as "Lina" to her family, has always lived in the shadow of her older brother William Herschel's accomplishments. And yet when William invites Lina to join him in England to assist in his musical and astronomical pursuits--not to mention to run his bachelor household--she accepts, finding a new sense of purpose. William may be an obsessive genius, but Lina adores him, and aids him with the same fervency as a beloved wife. When William decides to marry, however, Lina's world collapses. As she attempts to rebuild a future, we witness the dawning of an early feminist consciousness--a woman struggling to find her own place among the stars.
|Author||: Judy Gill|
Trapped atop her car in rising floodwaters, Kathy M'Gonigle is surprised at who her rescuer turns out to be--Gabe Fowler, an old flame for whom she still has tender feelings
|Author||: Wendy Pini,Richard Pini|
|Editor||: Dark Horse Books|
When ElfQuest: The Final Quest concluded, it ended the hero's journey of Cutter Kinseeker, chief of the Wolfriders. But that was only the start of a new adventure for Cutter's brother in all but blood, Skywise. Now the stargazer elf, who thought he knew everything about Cutter, discovers how mistaken he was. In times past, whenever he has felt lost or empty, he has turned to the starry skies for guidance. Now is no exception. Once again Skywise sets his sights on the cosmic horizon for answers, sending him on his own epic quest from the elves' ancestral Star Home through uncharted space, and back to the World of Two Moons. This volume collects issues #1-#4 of Stargazer's Hunt, with story by ElfQuest co-creators Wendy and Richard Pini, with script and layouts by Wendy Pini. Veteran ElfQuest alumnus Sonny Strait returns at full force as the artist and colorist for the new series.
|Author||: Royal Observatory Greenwich,Storm Dunlop,Wil Tirion|
|Editor||: HarperCollins UK|
The perfect gift for amateur and seasoned astronomers. Follow the progress of constellations throughout the seasons with this beautiful companion to the night sky from Astronomy experts Collins.