Stone Of Kings

Author: Gerard Helferich
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762776447
Size: 47.88 MB
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Stone Of Kings from the Author: Gerard Helferich. A book perfectly timed for the re-setting of the Maya calendar in 2012.... Part history, popular science, armchair travel, and real-life treasure hunt, this is the story of pre-Columbian jade—the precious stone revered by ancient Aztecs, Incans, and Maya—and the scientists, collectors, explorers and entrepreneurs who have been searching for the mythical jade mines for more than a century. “A compelling tale.... This well-focused and well-told account brings America’s most mythologized gemstone into sharp relief.” —Wall Street Journal “[T]he story of the search for the long-vanished mines of the Mayas . . . [with] engaging digressions into plate tectonics, the technology of jade carving and the brutal history of the regimes of a succession of Guatemalan generals. . . . [Prospectors] Ridinger and Johnson endured earthquakes, coups, kidnapping, even civil war. But eventually they stumbled upon huge blocks of the alluring, elusive stone.” —New York Times Book Review Selected as an Indie Next List “Great Read” “The search for the sources of this mysterious rock reads like detective fiction, and involves geologists, archaeologists, entrepreneurs, poachers, and a host of other characters, but it’s all true. A wonderful read!” —Michael D. Coe, author of Breaking the Maya Code

Kings And Vikings

Author: P.H. Sawyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134947771
Size: 34.42 MB
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Kings And Vikings from the Author: P.H. Sawyer. Professor Sawyer offers some new interpretations of the development of Scandinavian society and history of the Christian conversion.

Stand A Stone Kings Motorcycle Club Romance

Author: Daphne Loveling
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539443261
Size: 13.14 MB
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Stand A Stone Kings Motorcycle Club Romance from the Author: Daphne Loveling. CAL She doesn't trust me. And she's g*ddamn right not to. I get what I want, when I want it. Especially when what I want is Andi Wagner, all legs and tits and pouty lips. We've been dancing around each other for a while now. It's only a matter of time before she gives in to the inevitable. But when she finally comes to me, it's for a reason I never would have guessed in a million years. I'll bring in the entire force of the Stone Kings MC to protect her. I'll lay down my life if I need to. But when this is through - assuming we both survive it -- she's going to be mine. All f*cking mine. ANDI I've spent years hiding. Hiding who I am, hiding my past, and making sure no one knows my secrets. Most of all, I've been hiding my lust for sexy, cocky Cal Greenlee. He's my deepest secret of all. One I don't dare ever confess... especially to myself. But when a mysterious stalker starts leaving me unmistakable signs that my past is coming back to destroy me, Cal's the only one I can turn to for help. Even though I'm terrified letting him in will make all the walls I've built come tumbling down -- exposing me to the last person in the world I should trust with my shattered heart.

Texts From The Pyramid Age

Author: Ronald J. Leprohon
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004130489
Size: 41.80 MB
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Texts From The Pyramid Age from the Author: Ronald J. Leprohon. Strudwick's helpful introduction to the history and literature of this seminal period provides important background for reading and understanding these historical texts. Like other volumes in the Writings from the Ancient World series, this work will soon become a standard with students and scholars alike."--BOOK JACKET.

A Pageant Of Kings And Queens

Author: M. Carrington
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521235960
Size: 51.64 MB
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A Pageant Of Kings And Queens from the Author: M. Carrington. This 1937 book for young readers traces the history of the English monarchy from early Anglo-Saxon times to the first part of the twentieth century.

Monkey King S Amazing Adventures

Author: Wu Cheng'en
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462907776
Size: 60.60 MB
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Monkey King S Amazing Adventures from the Author: Wu Cheng'en. This classic Chinese epic features a new introduction by Daniel Kane, Head of Chinese Studies at Macquarie University and Cultural Counselor at the Australian Embassy in Beijing in 1996. China's most popular traditional novel, The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures is the story of the Monkey King, his incredible origin and downfall, and his epic quest to redeem himself with his trusted companions, as they face fantastic foes, demons, and monsters and have amazing adventures in their travels to the Western paradise. No matter what obstacle was put before him, the clever, wily Monkey King always got what he wanted—unimaginable strength, eternal life, even his own position in the Celestial Realm with the gods. But more than anything else, the Monkey King loved mischief and rule-breaking, and he was sure that he was the most powerful creature in the world. But after defeat and punishment, the Monkey King found himself wanting some things he never expected: to be good enough and have the discipline to help the monk Xuanzang on his mission to bring Buddhist Scriptures—and enlightenment—to China. Readers will thrill to Timothy Richard's retelling of the Monkey King's exploits—he never disappoints, whether in the Dragon King's underwater castle, the Halls of the Dead, or the palace of Buddha himself—and find themselves captivated as he joins Xuanzang and his other trusted companions, the Dragon Horse, the Monk Sand, and the equally mischievous Pig on the dangerous trek West.

A Brief History Of The Holy Grail

Author: Giles Morgan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849019002
Size: 68.66 MB
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A Brief History Of The Holy Grail from the Author: Giles Morgan. A Brief History of the Holy Grail charts the origins of the grail story from early Christian gospels through to eastern mysticism and the rise of medieval romances and Arthurian legends. The grail reappears once more in the story of the Crusades and in particular the rise and dramatic fall of the Knight Templars, who it is said were the guardians of the cup, newly discovered in Jerusalem. The myths have been more powerful that the facts and the allure of the Grail has attracted the attention of modern writers and artist in search of an ancient symbol of purity: psychologist Carl Jung, composer Richard Wagner, poets William Blake, and T S Eliot, the Pre-Raphelite painters have all been seduced by the legend. Today the grail quest can be found in films such as Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Excalibur, as well as Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code

Encyclopedia Of Architectural And Engineering Feats

Author: Donald Langmead
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 157607112X
Size: 70.88 MB
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Encyclopedia Of Architectural And Engineering Feats from the Author: Donald Langmead. Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats presents more than 200 achievements in architecture and structural engineering in all the inhabited continents, from prehistory to the present. * 200+ A–Z, fully cross-referenced entries on fascinating structures such as Angkor Wat, a Cambodian temple complex that remains the largest religious monument ever constructed * A wealth of illustrations covering diverse topics such as dams, agrarian terracing, cathedrals, temples, bridges, monuments, palaces, skyscrapers, aqueducts, and highway systems * Numerous photographs of world famous structures such as the Taj Mahal and the Pont du Gard, and lesser known wonders such as Nazca Lines in Peru depicting a 300 foot long monkey * A glossary of explanations for many architectural and engineering terms used around the globe