In rural Wisconsin, wonder clashes dangerously with corporate greed when an alien visitor opens up a gateway through time into a breathtaking prehistoric lost world On sabbatical from teaching at a small university, paleontologist Asa Steele is content to relax amidst the pastoral splendor of his Wisconsin farm. That is, until his dog starts bringing home unrecognizable artifacts and, strangest of all, fresh dinosaur bones. Since boyhood, Asa has heard the rumors of a UFO crash site nearby, and his encounter with a cat-faced alien life form proves the old story to be shockingly true. A gregarious immortal stranded on Earth for fifty thousand years, Catface has the power to create portals in time, and now he has opened a gateway into a prehistoric world of wonder and beauty, a place Asa calls “Mastodonia.” But keeping this idyllic realm a secret from a prying government and the greedy corporate entities it serves could prove impossible—and perilous—when there are resources to drain, land to despoil, and gargantuan vanished beasts from a distant age to hunt down and destroy in the name of profit. Clifford D. Simak’s glorious vision of a gateway to the past and of the tantalizing commercial potential of all things prehistoric predates Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park by many years, yet it remains as provocative, enthralling, and fun for twenty-first-century science fiction lovers as it was for its original readers. Breathtaking, thrilling, imaginative, and awe-inspiring, Mastodonia is a world that, once entered, can never be forgotten, such is the unique creative genius of legendary science fiction Grand Master Simak, one of the most revered writers ever to dream the future . . . and the past.
Histoires de la Terre
This collection of essays explores how Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment developments in the earth sciences and related fields (paleontology, mining, archeology, seismology, oceanography, evolution, etc.) impacted on contemporary French culture. They reveal that geological ideas were a much more pervasive and influential cultural force than has hitherto been supposed. From the mid-eighteenth century, with the publication of Buffon¿s seminal Théorie de la Terre (1749), until the early twentieth century, concepts and figures drawn from the earth sciences inspired some of the most important French philosophers, novelists, political theorists, historians and popularizers of science of the time. This book charts the original and influential ways in which French writers and thinkers, such as Buffon, d¿Holbach, Balzac, Sand, Verne, Gide and Malraux, exploited the earth sciences for very different ends. This volume will be of interest to students, researchers and scholars of French literature in the modern period, cultural historians of modern France, scholars of European studies, of French political history, of the History of Ideas or the History of Science as well as researchers in landscape and physical geography. Louise Lyle is Lecturer in French at the University of London Institute in Paris. She researches and has published on the interface of science and literature in fin-de-siècle France, specifically the use of social Darwinism in this period. David McCallam is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Sheffield, UK. He is author of Chamfort and the French Revolution (Oxford, 2002) and L¿Art de l¿équivoque chez Laclos (Geneva, 2008), as well as of a number of articles on late eighteenth-century French volcanology. Table of Contents List of Contributors Acknowledgements Louise LYLE and David MCCALLAM: Introduction Section 1: The Enlightenment Benoît DE BAERE: Natural Catastrophe in Buffon¿s Histoire Naturelle: Earth Science, Aesthetics, Anthropology Grégory QUENET: When Geology Encounters a Real Catastrophe: From Theoretical Earthquakes to the Lisbon Disaster Rebecca FORD: Images of the Earth, Images of Man: The Mineralogical Plates of the Encyclopédie Ian D. ROTHERHAM and David MCCALLAM: Peat Bogs, Marshes and Fen as Disputed Landscapes in Late Eighteenth-Century France and England Section 2: Early to Mid-Nineteenth Century Greg KERR: ¿Nous avons enlacé le globe de nos réseaux¿¿: Spatial Structure in Saint-Simonian Poetics Ceri CROSSLEY: Pierre Leroux and the Circulus: Soil, Socialism and Salvation in Nineteenth-Century France Scott SPRENGER: Mind as Ruin: Balzac¿s ¿Sarrasine¿ and the Archaeology of Self Claire LE GUILLOU: Archaeology ¿ A Passion of George Sand Section 3: Late Nineteenth Century Tim UNWIN: Jules Verne and the Discovery of the Natural World Anca MITROI: Jules Verne¿s Transylvania: Cartographic Omissions Kiera VACLAVIK: Undermining Body and Mind? The Impact of the Underground in Nineteenth-Century Children¿s Literature Ben FISHER: Alfred Jarry¿s Neo-Science: Liquidizing Paris and Debunking Verne Section 4: Early Twentieth Century Louise LYLE: Reading Environmental Apocalypse in J.-H. Rosny Aîné¿s Terrestrial Texts David H. WALKER : André Gide, Eugène Rouart and le retour à la terre Martin HURCOMBE: Down to Earth: André Malraux¿s Political Itinerary and the Natural World Index of Names
The Search Angel
Bestselling author Tish Cohen returns with a story of one woman’s love for her child and the courage it gives her to face her biggest fear As the owner of the upscale children’s boutique Pretty Baby, Eleanor Sweet is surrounded by gleaming strollers, organic cotton onesies and roundbellied expectant mothers. It’s a serene atmosphere of new beginnings—but for the graffiti-splattered record shop next door and Eleanor’s fierce desire for a baby of her own. Her wish is finally granted in the form of Sylvie, an orphaned baby en route from earthquake-stricken Baja California. But when Eleanor’s husband unexpectedly gets cold feet and backs out, her dream of adopting Sylvie is at risk. Adopted herself, Eleanor has always been reluctant to search out her birth mother, afraid of what she might find. But she is determined to save the adoption and to give Sylvie the family she deserves. Eleanor hires Isabelle, a search angel, to find her birth mother. What Eleanor discovers about love and family isn’t what she expects, but it gives her a new understanding of what it means to be a mother.
In this novel by the three-time Christy Award-winning author of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, a woman’s startling secrets lead her into unexpected danger and romance in Regency England… One final cry…“God almighty, help us!” and suddenly her world shifted violently, until a blinding collision scattered her mind and shook her bones. Then, the pain. The freezing water. And as all sensation drifted away, a hand reached for hers, before all faded into darkness… Now she has awakened as though from some strange, suffocating dream in a warm and welcoming room she has never seen before, and tended to by kind, unfamiliar faces. But not all has been swept away. She recalls fragments of the accident. She remembers a baby. And a ring on her finger reminds her of a lie. But most of all, there is a secret. And in this house of strangers she can trust no one but herself to keep it. From the Trade Paperback edition.
When the Marquess Falls
The long-anticipated and utterly extraordinary tale of the Mad Marquess that proves love truly does last forever The Marquess of Marsden always follows the rules. Expected from birth to adhere to decades of tradition, he plans to marry a proper young woman from a good family. But when a beautiful, and completely unsuitable, woman snags his heart, he begins to realize that to get what you want, sometimes you have to break the rules. Linnie Connor dreams of the independence of running her very own bakery. And while she may be allowed to be a marquess’ childhood companion, the baker's daughter never ends up with the handsome nobleman. Determined to achieve at least one of her dreams, Linnie makes plans to leave her sleepy village for London, intent on purging him from her heart. And yet, when an invitation to the Marsden annual ball arrives, she can't refuse her one chance to waltz in his arms. It will be a night that stirs the flames of forbidden desires and changes their lives forever.
The Orchestration of the Arts A Creative Symbiosis of Existential Powers
Regardless of the subject matter, our studies are always searching for a sense of the universal in the specific. Drawing, etchings and paintings are a way of communicating ideas and emotions. The key word here is to communicate. Whether the audience sees the work as laborious or poetic depends on the creative genius of the artist. Some painters use the play of light passing through a landscape or washing over a figure to create an evocative moment that will be both timeless and transitory. The essential role of art remains what is has always been, a way of human expression. This is the role that our participants concentrate on as they discuss art as the expression of the spirit, a creative act through which the artist makes manifest what is within him. Spirit suggests the unity of feeling and thought. Avoiding broad generalities, our participants address specific areas in orchestration with music, architecture, literature and phenomenology. Profs. Souiller, Scholz, Etlin, Sweetser, Josephs show us at what point art is an intimate, profound expression and the magic of a civilization as a whole, springing from its evolving thoughts and embodying ideals, such as the Renaissance, the Baroque, Modernism and at what point it reflects the trans formation of a particular society and its mode of life.
Cowboy s Triplet Trouble
She had one reckless one-night stand and now Grace Sinclair has to face the fact that Justin Johnson, her triplets' father, is an irresponsible cad. But his cowboy brother Jake—smoldering hot and single—welcomes Grace and her infant daughters to their family's Oklahoma ranch. It's a quiet place…until someone tries to kill the single mom! After years of cleaning up Justin's messes, Jake wants no responsibility for him—or anyone. Even as he protects Grace and feels a powerful sexual desire for her, he assures her they have no future. But when the killer makes another brazen attempt on Grace, Jake finds himself rethinking his life alone…and those three adorable babies.
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“Enlist for the coalition! Take revenge for your loved ones who have fallen battling the vile soldiers of Europa! Defend your colony, don’t give up on them, they’re counting on you!” Perseus is a young man lucky enough to have lived on a peaceful planet, where the third war of the colonies is nothing more than a vague rumor. His dream is not to destroy an enemy he sees at the most as a distant agitated neighbor, but to pilot. Approach the stars and finally feel free. But fulfilling his dream will tear apart his comfortable cocoon of principles, and make him face up to the reality of his world.
The Married Kama Sutra
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