The Sky Below

Author: Scott Parazynski
Publisher: Little A
ISBN: 9781503936690
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The Sky Below from the Author: Scott Parazynski. "Scott Parazynski's drive, curiosity, inventiveness, and great humor shine through the pages of The Sky Below and will certainly inspire future generations to pursue their dreams with every fiber in their being." --John Glenn, NASA astronaut An epic memoir from a man whose life is defined by exploration and innovation, The Sky Below re-creates some of the most unforgettable adventures of our time. From dramatic, high-risk spacewalks to author Scott Parazynski's death-defying quest to summit Mount Everest--his body ravaged by a career in space--readers will experience the life of an elite athlete, physician, and explorer. This intimate, compelling account offers a rare portrait of space exploration from the inside. A global nomad raised in the shadow of NASA's Apollo missions, Parazynski never lost sight of his childhood dream to one day don a spacesuit and float outside the airlock. With deep passion, unbridled creativity, resilience, humility, and self-deprecation, Parazynski chases his dream of the ultimate adventure experience, again and again and again. In an era that transitioned from moon shots to the Space Shuttle, space station, and Mars research, Parazynski flies with John Glenn, tests jet packs, trains in Russia to become a cosmonaut, and flies five missions to outer space (including seven spacewalks) in his seventeen-year NASA career. An unparalleled, visceral opportunity to understand what it's like to train for--and deploy to--a home in zero gravity, The Sky Below also portrays an astronaut's engagement with the challenges of his life on Earth, including raising a beautiful autistic daughter and finding true love.

The Sky Below

Author: Stacey D'Erasmo
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547394276
Size: 66.32 MB
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The Sky Below from the Author: Stacey D'Erasmo. From a rising literary star “in the tradition of Carol Shields and A. S. Byatt” comes this luminous story of a contemporary man’s metamorphosis. Andrea Barrett and Michael Cunningham have lauded Stacey D’Erasmo for the beauty of her language and her ability to create worlds that leave a lasting impression. In her new novel, D’Erasmo reaches back to Ovid for inspiration in this tale of how the mythic animates our everyday lives. At thirty-seven, Gabriel Collins works halfheartedly as an obituary writer at a fading newspaper in lower Manhattan, which, since 9/11, feels like a city of the dead. This once dreamy and appealing boy has turned from a rebellious adolescent to an adult who trades in petty crimes.His wealthy, older boyfriend is indulgent of him—to a point. But after a brush with his own mortality, Gabriel must flee to Mexico in order to put himself back together. By novel’s end, we know all of Gabriel’s ratty little secrets, but by dint of D’Erasmo’s spectacular writing, we exult in the story of an imperfect man who—tested by a world that is often too much for him—rises to meet the challenge.

Touching The Sky

Author: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 0764206168
Size: 11.42 MB
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Touching The Sky from the Author: Tracie Peterson. Caught in the dangerous undertow of the Civil War, Laura must choose to either protect her sister, who is married to a Confederate officer, or pursue Captain Brandon Reid, the Union officer she loves.

Sky Above Earth Below

Author: John P. Milton
Publisher: Sentient Publications
ISBN: 1591810280
Size: 25.90 MB
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Sky Above Earth Below from the Author: John P. Milton. Undertake a sacred passage into the temple of nature, guided by meditation master and vision quest leader John P Milton. Since the 1940's, this pioneering spiritual teacher has led over 10,000 vision quests into the wilds of Colorado, the Himalayas, Bali, the Arctic, Mexico, and other sacred sites around the world. Now this pathfinder guides readers back to the wilderness within themselves, to discover how they are connected with the vast and sacred mystery of nature. Highlights include: why meditation in nature is unequaled in its power to transform lives, a full-body meditation for the deepest relaxation of one's life, how nature's healing energy can renew the body, how to clear and open blocked internal pathways to open them to earth's energy, and a 10-minute practice to restore one's internal balance with the natural world.

Heir To The Sky

Author: Amanda Sun
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373211910
Size: 46.99 MB
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Heir To The Sky from the Author: Amanda Sun. As heir to a kingdom of floating continents, Kali has spent her life bound by limits: by her duties as a member of the royal family, by a forced betrothal to the son of a nobleman, and by the edge of the only world she's ever known--a small island hovering above a monster-ridden earth, long since uninhabited by humans. She is the Eternal Flame of Hope for what's left of mankind, the wick and the wax burning in service for her people, and for their revered Phoenix, whose magic keeps them aloft. When Kali falls off the edge of her kingdom and miraculously survives, she is shocked to discover there are still humans on the earth. Determined to get home, Kali entrusts a rugged monster-hunter named Griffin to guide her across a world overrun by chimera, storm dragons, basilisks and other terrifying creatures. But the more time she spends on earth, the more dark truths she begins to uncover about her home in the sky, and the more resolute she is to start burning for herself.


Author: Jason Chabot
Publisher: Turner
ISBN: 9781681626024
Size: 67.70 MB
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Below from the Author: Jason Chabot. No one but the dead dare venture Below . . . The first volume in this thrilling trilogy opens on the barren plains of Below, where Hokk and his fox sidekick, Nym, live in exile amid the remnants of our modern age. Overhead, on the floating islands of Above, Elia is trapped in a life of endless toil and drudgery as a laundress for the Mirrored Palace. To Elia, the islands edges are borders that no one dares cross until the ancient ritual that delivers the dead to Below. But a series of natural disasters rumbling through Above sends Elia s world crashing into Hokk s and she falls Below. Their journey together will propel them across endless plains and through shattered cities in a centuries-old battle for the very earth and sky around them . . ."

Under The Never Sky

Author: Veronica Rossi
Publisher: Mizan Pustaka
ISBN: 9794338265
Size: 60.94 MB
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Under The Never Sky from the Author: Veronica Rossi. Dua orang dari dunia yang berbeda. Di bawah satu langit yang bergejolak. Aria Aku mungkin tak akan hidup selama itu. Sistem kekebalan tubuhku tidak dirancang untuk berada di luar sini. Kalau kau ingin bantuanku, aku harus ikut. Perry Seharusnya aku membiarkanmu mati. Aku kehilangan segalanya gara-gara kau. Seumur hidupnya, Aria hidup di dalam Pod tanpa mengenal dunia luar, hingga sebuah insiden membuatnya terusir. Aria yakin dia akan segera mati mengenaskan ketika dia ditelantarkan di Gerai Maut. Mungkin memang itu yang terjadi seandainya Aria tidak bertemu dengan Perry, pemuda dari Kaum Buas, orang yang dapat bertahan hidup di luar Pod. Berasal dari kaum yang berbeda, Aria dan Perry awalnya memandang satu sama lain dengan jijik dan aneh, tapi apa mau dikata, mereka saling membutuhkan. Aria memerlukan bantuan Perry untuk menemukan ibunya, sedangkan Perry memerlukan bantuan Aria untuk menemukan keponakannya. Perjalanan mereka pun dimulai, dan lambat laun mereka saling menyukai. Namun, apakah ujung dari perjalanan itu memberikan jawaban memuaskan atas apa yang mereka cari? [Mizan, Fantasi, Bumi, Langit, Seru, Fiksi, Indonesia]

The Map Of The Sky

Author: FĂ©lix J. Palma
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451660332
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The Map Of The Sky from the Author: Félix J. Palma. The fate of the earth hangs in the balance as H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds is transformed from the work of one writer’s imagination into a terrifying reality for all mankind. 1898. New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry well-to-do Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he first accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the Martian invasion featured in H. G. Wells’s popular novel The War of the Worlds. Meanwhile in London, Wells himself is unexpectedly made privy to certain objects, apparently of extraterrestrial origin, that were discovered decades earlier on an ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic. On that same expedition was an American crew member named Edgar Allan Poe, whose inexplicable experiences in the frozen wasteland would ultimately inspire him to create one of his most enduring works of literature. When eerie, alien-looking cylinders begin appearing in London, Wells is certain it is all part of some elaborate hoax. But soon, to his great horror, he realizes that a true invasion of Earth has indeed begun. As brave bands of citizens converge on a crumbling London to defend it against utter ruin, Emma and her suitor must confront the enigma that is their love, a bright spark of hope even against the darkening light of apocalypse. Palma dazzled readers with his instant New York Times bestseller The Map of Time. In The Map of the Sky, he embarks on an even more thrilling speculative journey, one that links the earth and the heavens, the familiar and the bizarre, the impossible and the inevitable.

Sky Below

Author: Raul Zurita
Publisher: Curbstone Press
ISBN: 9780810133846
Size: 75.96 MB
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Sky Below from the Author: Raul Zurita. Chilean poet Raul Zurita has long been recognized as one of the most celebrated and important voices from Latin America. His compelling rhythms combine epic and lyric tones, public and most intimate themes, grief and joy. This bilingual volume of selected works is the first of its kind in any language, representing the remarkable range of an extraordinary poet. Zurita s work confronts the cataclysm of the Pinochet coup with a powerful urgency matched by remarkable craftsmanship and imaginative vision. In Zurita s attempt to address the atrocities that indelibly mark Chile, he makes manifest the common history of the Americas."