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This book is one of the most important and greatest scientific classics. "De Re Metallica" contains more than 200 perfect illustrations, and most of them are full page. The book was published in 1556 by Georgius Agricola. Basically all the shown equipment was current until few decades ago. Agricola described and illustrated such methods as amalgamation, and the use of spiral inclines for moving heavy equipment from the surface to underground. The author set out the basic traditions and practices of mining, described the notably elaborate machines needed to keep mines dry and ventilated, and processing and refining, with their devices and chemicals. The language might seem dense and difficult sometimes, but the book is still worth reading.
The book written by Gilbert Keith Chesterton who was an outstanding novelist, philosopher, historian and artist. For a long time he wrote for the London Daily News before World War I and then he collected thirty of his articles and brought them together in All Things Considered. Most of his articles are devoted to politics, for example, he expresses his opinion about double standards which are very popular among the politicians. When writing for the newspaper, he also created daily announcements. For example, when he was on vacation, he learned that his home was flooded but in his article he does not seem to be too tragic as in his opinion it is a good chance for him to look at his home at a new angle. A considerable part of his articles is devoted to literature. He studies the publications about new books in some magazines, then read a book and found out that the meaning of the book was a bit changed and also trivialized. Every essay in All Things Considered is wonderful and remarkable and is considered a real masterpiece in many ways.
In the small college town of Morganville, an underground resistance to evil vampire Bishop is brewing, and in order to contain it, Bishop must go to even greater lengths. He vows to obliterate the town and all its inhabitants---the living and the undead. In the small college town of Morganville, vampires and humans lived in (relative) peace---until all the rules got rewritten when the evil vampire Bishop arrived, looking for the lost book of vampire secrets. He's kept a death grip on the town ever since. Now an underground resistance is brewing, and in order to contain it, Bishop must go to even greater lengths.
The Adderhead--his immortality bound in a book by Meggie's father, Mo--has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay--Mo's fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the Adderhead again fears the White Women of Death. To bring the renegade Bluejay back to repair the book, the Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, dooming them to slavery in his silver mines unless Mo surrends. First Dustfinger, now Mo: Can anyone save this cursed story?
The best example of morality tale of Victorian epoch is A Christmas Carol. On Christmas Eve Ebenezer Scrooge experiences strange things and realizes that if he keeps on living as he used before after his death he will turn into a lonely rambling ghost as his dead mate Jacob Marley. Everything that Scrooge cares about in his life is money – how to earn and accumulate it. He has no clue of normal human feelings like love, devotion, friendship.
In this book Jaz, Vayl and David return to Vayl's old Vampere Trust. They have an agreement with the leader of the Trust that they hope will lead to the assassination of Edward Samos, the Raptor. Unfortunately when they arrive they find that the Trust has changed leadership and is now in the hands of someone who has a deep connection with Vayl. The new leader has different plans for Vayl and the magic of the Trust seems to be pulling the characters apart from each other. Will Jaz, Vayl, and David survive their stay with the Trust? Will they finally eliminate Edward Samos?
The silver Threads began falling again. The dragonriders took to the skies and their flying dragons swirled in space, belching flames that destroyed the strands before they reached the ground. But F'lar knew he had to find it before the rebellious Oldtimers could breed any more dissent - and before his brother launched another suicide mission.
On a dismal evening, an unnamed writer in Venice, California, answers a furious pounding at his beachfront bungalow door -- and once again admits a dangerous icon into his life. Constance Rattigan, an aging, once-glamorous Hollywood star, stands soaked and shivering in his foyer, clutching two anonymously delivered books that have sent her running in fear from something she dares not acknowledge: twin lists of the Tinseltown dead and soon-to-be dead . . . with Constance's name included among them.
This narrated with the Jaz Parks words. She covers with soot on guy that tired everybody in CIA. But now, in the power vacuum left by the death of Edward "The Raptor"Samos, a struggle for supremacy has begun between his former allies: The Flock, The Valencian Weres and the Coven of Inverness.