Journey To The West

Author: Anthony C. Yu
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226971537
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Journey To The West from the Author: Anthony C. Yu. The Journey to the West, volume 3, comprises the third twenty-five chapters of Anthony C. Yu's four-volume translation of Hsi-yu Chi, one of the most beloved classics of Chinese literature. The fantastic tale recounts the sixteen-year pilgrimage of the monk HsĂĽan-tsang (596-664), one of China's most illustrious religious heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal disciples in quest of Buddhist scriptures. For nearly a thousand years, his exploits were celebrated and embellished in various accounts, culminating in the hundred-chapter Journey to the West, which combines religious allegory with romance, fantasy, humor, and satire.

A Monumental Journey 2

Author: Richard L Cederberg
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1420821997
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A Monumental Journey 2 from the Author: Richard L Cederberg. Just before 1470 a religious split occurred between two of the foremost Northern Viking tribes, the Rognvald’s, who accepted Christianity, and the Baaldurs, who chose to practice the antediluvian blood witchcrafts. For years violent wars ensued, taking thousands of lives on both sides. After the Rognvalds had endured enough bloodshed, the chosen of the First Nation departed their homes in the Orkney Islands and Northern Scotland aboard fifteen, ninety-five foot wooden vessels, to find another home in distant lands. Five hundred and forty-two years later For months the Heimdall crew has been pursuing the original Rognvald route towards America’s western shores. Sixty-seven days after departing Flores Island in Europe’s westernmost waters, they’ve finally arrived at the mysterious Isla Socorro in the Revillagigedo Archipelagoes. In this second novel they continue their spirited search for the First Tribe. They resolve a conundrum about Gamelin’s Tempest sword, they discover warrior descendants from the original Viking voyage, they encounter the supreme Mortiken leader, Amalek Baaldur, and the witch, Krystal Blackeyes, they expose a shocking deception concerning King Agar’s son Magnus and the ancient assembly of Troth, and the crew’s ongoing struggle against a ruthless enemy continues challenging them beyond their abilities.

The Mysterious Island

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Trajectory Classics
ISBN: 1632090805
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The Mysterious Island from the Author: Jules Verne. Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. The Mysterious Island is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. It tells the story of five people living on an uncharted island in the South Pacific.

Journey 2 Healing

Author: Rhonda Branch Yearby
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365525244
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Journey 2 Healing from the Author: Rhonda Branch Yearby.

The Journey 2 Peace

Author: YoNasDa Lonewolf
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387035428
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The Journey 2 Peace from the Author: YoNasDa Lonewolf.

Angel Long Night S Journey 2

Author: Brett Matthews
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)
ISBN:
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Angel Long Night S Journey 2 from the Author: Brett Matthews. The search for Angel continues as LA's resident vampire with a soul throws down with a walking volcano. Can Angel survive the molten menace long enough to unravel who's behind the bizarre series of attacks? Will Wesley, Cordelia, and Gunn arrive to find Angel, or his ashes? All this plus a fistful of clues, an armor-clad assailant, and a mysterious evil mastermind. This intense, action-packed _Angel_ thriller is cowritten by none other than series creator Joss Whedon. Penciler Mel Rubi (_Witchblade/Aliens/Darkness/Predator: Mindhunter_) brings some of the strangest and most horrific creatures ever conceived to life for this four-part _Angel_ event.

An Architect S Journey2

Author: Rafique Islam
Publisher: Rafique Islam
ISBN: 098346491X
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An Architect S Journey2 from the Author: Rafique Islam. Travelogue about architecturally significant buildings from Istanbul, Iceland, Stockholm,Dhaka, Barcelona to Arizona

Journey S End

Author: Josephine Cox
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062276808
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Journey S End from the Author: Josephine Cox. It has been more than twenty years since Vicky Maitland last set foot on English soil. Two decades ago she left the city of Liverpool with her three children—leaving behind the husband she dearly loved, who had cruelly and inexplicably turned against them all—to begin a new life in America. Now nervous and apprehensive, with a fateful letter burning a hole in her pocket, Vicky has finally come home in search of the truth and the shattering secrets behind Barney's shocking betrayal—secrets only Vicky's old friend, Lucy Baker, knows but swore never to reveal . . .

Neurosurgery And Medical Ethics

Author: H. August van Alphen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3709163870
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Neurosurgery And Medical Ethics from the Author: H. August van Alphen. This supplement of Acta Neurochirurgica contains the proceedings of the Ninth Convention of the Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica held in Chateau St. Gerlach, Houthem, The Netherlands, 29 July - 1 August 1998. During this convention a three-day symposium on Neurosurgery and Medical Ethics was held. In this time of tremendous technical advancement in medicine in general and neurosurgery in particular, we are liable to lose sight of the sick patient as a human being, and the odds are that he will be the object rather than the subject of our action in the near future. It is a purpose and a task of the Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica to recognize this thread and to pay attention to tradition, morality and ethics in neurological surgery. The theme of this convention and the subject of the symposium met this purpose as no other. In the scientific sessions during the first day, the moral backgrounds of medical ethics in the most important cultures and religions in east and west were elucidated by invited experts in this field. A mutual respectful understanding of each other's conception of and belief in ethical principles is a growing necessity in our multicultural societies in both continents. On the second day, the ethical aspects of different fields of neurological surgery were discussed by members of the Academia. In this context, also the internationally much-discussed and much-criticized regulations on euthanasia in The Netherlands were explained.

The Mysterious Island With Illustrations By N C Wyeth

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: ebookspub
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The Mysterious Island With Illustrations By N C Wyeth from the Author: Jules Verne. The Mysterious Island (French: L'Île mystérieuse) is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. The original edition, published by Hetzel, contains a number of illustrations by Jules Férat. The novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though its themes are vastly different from those books. An early draft of the novel, initially rejected by Verne's publisher and wholly reconceived before publication, was titled Shipwrecked Family: Marooned With Uncle Robinson, seen as indicating the influence on the novel of Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson. Verne developed a similar theme in his later novel, Godfrey Morgan (French: L'École des Robinsons, 1882). Plot summary The plot focuses on the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. During the American Civil War, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape, during the siege of Richmond, Virginia, by hijacking a balloon. The escapees are Cyrus Smith, a railroad engineer in the Union army (named Cyrus Harding in Kingston's version); his ex-slave and loyal follower Neb (short for Nebuchadnezzar); Bonadventure Pencroff, a sailor (who is addressed only by his surname. In Kingston's translation, he is named Pencroft); his protégé and adopted son Harbert Brown (called Herbert in some translations); and the journalist Gedéon Spilett (Gideon Spilett in English versions). The company is completed by Cyrus' dog "Top". After flying in a great storm for several days, the group crash-lands on a cliff-bound, volcanic, unknown island, described as being located at 34°57′S 150°30′W, about 2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi) east of New Zealand. They name it "Lincoln Island" in honor of their president, Abraham Lincoln. With the knowledge of the brilliant engineer Smith, the five are able to sustain themselves on the island, producing fire, pottery, bricks, nitroglycerin, iron, a simple electric telegraph, a home on a stony cliffside called "Granite House", and even a seaworthy ship, which they name the "Bonadventure" (in honor of Pencroff, the driving force behind its construction). They also manage to figure out their geographical location. Map of "Lincoln Island" During their stay on the island, the group endures bad weather, and domesticates an orangutan, Jupiter, abbreviated to Jup (or Joop, in Jordan Stump's translation). There is a mystery on the island in the form of an unseen deus ex machina, responsible for Cyrus' survival after falling from the balloon, the mysterious rescue of Top from a dugong, the appearance of a box of equipment (guns and ammunition, tools, etc.), and other seemingly inexplicable occurrences. The group finds a message in a bottle directing them to rescue a castaway on nearby Tabor Island, who is none other than Tom Ayrton (from In Search of the Castaways). On the return voyage to Lincoln Island, they lose their way in a tempest but are guided back to their course by a mysterious fire beacon. Ayrton's former companions arrive by chance on Lincoln Island, and try to make it into their lair. After some fighting with the protagonists, the pirate ship is mysteriously destroyed by an explosion. Six of the pirates survive and kidnap Ayrton. When the colonists go to look for him, the pirates shoot Harbert, seriously injuring him. Harbert survives, but suffers from his injury, narrowly cheating death. The colonists at first assume Ayrton to have been killed, but later they find evidence that he was not instantly killed, making it possible for him to be alive. When the colonists rashly attempt to return to Granite House before Harbert fully recovers, Harbert contracts malaria and is saved by a box of quinine sulphate, which mysteriously appears on the table in Granite House. After Harbert recovers, they attempt to rescue Ayrton and destroy the pirates. They discover Ayrton at the sheepfold, and the pirates dead, without any visible wounds. The secret of the island is revealed when it is discovered to be Captain Nemo's hideout, and home port of the Nautilus. Having escaped the Maelstrom at the end of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the Nautilus sailed the oceans of the world until all its crew except Nemo had died. Now an old man with a beard, Nemo returned the Nautilus to its secret port within Lincoln Island. Nemo had been the mysterious benefactor of the settlers, providing them with the box of equipment, sending the message revealing Ayrton, planting the mine that destroyed the pirate ship, and killing the pirates with an "electric gun". On his death bed Captain Nemo reveals his true identity as the lost Indian Prince Dakkar, son of a Raja of the then independent territory of Bundelkund and a nephew of the Indian hero Tippu-Sahib. After taking part in the failed Indian Rebellion of 1857, Prince Dakkar escaped to a deserted island with twenty of his compatriots and commenced the building of the Nautilus and adopted the new name of "Captain Nemo". Nemo also tells his life story to Cyrus Smith and his friends. Before he dies, he gives them a box of diamonds and pearls as a keepsake. Afterwards, he dies, crying "God and my country!" ("Independence!", in Verne's original manuscript). The Nautilus is scuttled and serves as Captain Nemo's tomb. Afterward, the island's central volcano erupts, destroying the island. Jup the orangutan falls into a crack in the ground and dies. The colonists, forewarned of the eruption by Nemo, find themselves safe but stranded on the last remaining piece of the island above sea level. They are rescued by the ship Duncan, which had come to rescue Ayrton but were redirected by a message Nemo had previously left on Tabor Island. After they return to United States, they form a new colony in Iowa with Nemo's gift, and live happily ever after. reference : Wikipedia