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Pandora In The Congo

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Author: Albert Sanchez Pinol
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 184767576X
Size: 10.55 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Book Description: It is 1914. In the heart of the Belgian Congo, Garvey, a bedraggled British manservant, emerges from the jungle. He is the lone survivor of a mining expedition in which both his masters have died, and all of the party’s African porters have fled. With him, he carries two huge diamonds. From his prison cell in London, Garvey recounts his horrific and thrilling ordeal. Young Tommy Thomson is assigned to transcribe Garvey’s story and only he can untangle the extraordinary mysteries of the Garvey case.


Pandora In The Congo

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Author: Albert Sánchez Piñol
Publisher: Canongate Books Limited
ISBN: 9781847671875
Size: 51.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 441
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Book Description: Hoping to free his client from a double homicide in 1914 London, Marcus Garvey's lawyer asks Tommy, a ghostwriter desperate for work, to document Marcus' horrific ordeal as the sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition.


Pandora Im Kongo

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Author: Albert Sánchez Piñol
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783596174249
Size: 70.24 MB
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Languages : de
Pages : 477
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Book Description: Der Kongo ist ein grüner Ozean - geheimnisvoll und voller Gefahren. Um einen Mord aufzuklären begibt sich Thomson auf eine abenteuerliche Expedition ins Dickicht des Urwalds. Albert Sánchez Piñol hat sich mit seinem zweiten Buch selbst übertroffen - ›Pandora im Kongo‹ ist ein furioser Roman über das Erzählen, ein packendes Abenteuer und ein bewegende Liebesgeschichte.


Cold Skin

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Author: Albert Sanchez Pinol
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847676200
Size: 12.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Book Description: 'A troubling, hammering and glorious novel' DAVID MITCHELL On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, in the years after World War One, a steamship approaches a desolate island. On board is a young man on his way to assume the post of weather observer, to live in solitude for a year at the end of the earth. But on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to replace, just a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. The rest is woods, a deserted cabin, rocks, silence and the surrounding sea. Then night begins to fall . . .


Contemporary World Fiction A Guide To Literature In Translation

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Author: Juris Dilevko
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849093
Size: 48.53 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 526
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Book Description: This much-needed guide to translated literature offers readers the opportunity to hear from, learn about, and perhaps better understand our shrinking world from the perspective of insiders from many cultures and traditions. • Over 1,000 annotated contemporary world fiction titles, featuring author's name; title; translator; publisher and place of publication; genre/literary style/story type; an annotation; related works by the author; subject keywords; and original language • 9 introductory overviews about classic world fiction titles • Extensive bibliographical essays about fiction traditions in other countries • 5 indexes: annotated authors, annotated titles, translators, nations, and subjects/keywords


The Rough Guide To Barcelona

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Author: Jules Brown
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241007828
Size: 37.93 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: The new Rough Guide to Barcelona is the ultimate all-round guidebook to one of Europe's most vibrant, exciting and stylish cities. In full colour throughout, with dozens of colour photos, this guide not only gives you the finest coverage of Barcelona's historical sights and famous architecture, including the magnificent Gaudí creations like the Sagrada Familia, but also has a keen eye for offbeat attractions and in-the-know sights, from quirky museums to neighbourhood markets, city beaches to urban parks. There are up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, bars, restaurants and clubs for all budgets, so whether you're looking for a hideaway boutique hotel or the best gintonic in town, you'll find it in the Rough Guide. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Barcelona. Now available in ePub format.


Courting Trouble

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Author: Kathy Lette
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448154235
Size: 77.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: Tilly has the day from hell when she's sacked from her barristers' chambers in the morning, then finds her husband in bed with her former best friend in the afternoon. She escapes to her mother, Roxy - a sassy solicitor whose outrageous take on men, work and family life is the despair of her more conventional daughter. Roxy comes up with a radical plan for their future - they'll set up an all-female law firm which will only champion women who have been cheated, put upon, attacked, ripped off or ruined by the men in their lives. In court, Tilly finds herself up against Jack Cassidy, the smooth-talking, politically incorrect, legal love god who broke her heart at law school. Jack is fluent in three languages – English, sarcasm and flirtation... but if he's so loathsome, then why is she committing Acute Lust in the 3rd degree? When a case lands on the doorstep that threatens to change all their lives, Tilly finds herself dangerously close to taking the law into her own hands... Will Jack's cunning ways and expertise in emotional break and enter derail her quest for justice? Or will the women take on the boys... and win?


Der Untergang Barcelonas

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Author: Albert Sánchez Piñol
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104027838
Size: 48.23 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 720
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Book Description: Der große BARCELONA-Roman vom Bestseller-Autor Albert Sánchez PIÑOL Barcelona um 1700: Zuvi ist vierzehn, etwas großmäulig, ein Taugenichts mit rabenschwarzem Haar. Als ihn der Graf Vauban auf sein Schloss einlädt, ändert sich Zuvis Leben schlagartig. Vauban, der berühmteste Baumeister seiner Zeit, lehrt ihn, die sichersten und schönsten Festungsmauern zu bauen, und Tochter Jeanne führt ihn in die Liebeskunst ein. Aber dann tobt der Spanische Erbfolgekrieg und Zuvis Heimatstadt Barcelona droht, eingenommen zu werden. Zuvi, inzwischen vom Leben gereift, unternimmt alles, um seine geliebte Stadt zu retten. Mit knisternder Spannung und funkensprühendem Humor erzählt Albert Sánchez Piñol die atemraubende Geschichte Barcelonas – ein Meisterwerk.


The Pandora Principle

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Author: Norbert Georg Schwarz
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3749470502
Size: 16.45 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Book Description: Growth is commonly regarded as something positive, as something to be rewarded. At the same time the growth of the global population and economy leads to depletion of resources, violent competition and consequently, to the impairment of the quality of life on earth. Science has opened innumerable Pandora boxes, and humankind has no option but to live with the consequences. Once any item of knowledge has entered the world, it is practically impossible to remove it from the world. We could do away with all weapons of mass destruction, but still could not remove the fundamental ability of humans to construct such weapons. Progress is always accompanied by destruction. Where cities grow nature must give way, when a new technology arises it pushes aside older technologies, and where one group of humans appropriates resources it deprives another group of humans of them. The discovery of fossil fuels as energy resource around 250 years ago has allowed for tremendous growth and progress in a very short time span. If the current CO2 emissions continue, the atmospheric CO2 concentrations will reach concentrations that negatively affect cognitive functions within the lifetime of our children and reach lethal concentrations within a few generations. Methane is a 25 times more potent greenhouse gas than CO2 and might apart from human economic activities be released in large amounts from melting permafrost areas of the earth. With melting of polar ice shields global warming will accelerate as sun energy that previously was reflected through the albedo effect gets saved in the oceans. With depletion of resources we think of resources to keep up our civilisation such as oil and gas. However we also have to consider the depletion of resources essential for the pure survival of human beings, such as water. While human populations grow exponentially , ground water levels shrink nearly everywhere. If we are not facing near term human extinction we will at least face enormous challenges in the coming years with potential mass dying in some regions of the world, most of them probably in poor developing countries of the tropics. The creative power of destruction is the destructive power of creation.


Book Review Index

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The Royal Navy List

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Size: 73.91 MB
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