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The Book of the Damned

By Charles Fort
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  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Isbn : 1625792719
  • Pages : 194
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Features an introductory essay by Jack WomackLo! Welcome to the worlds of Charles Fort, chronicler of the odd, the weird, the strange, the unexpected, and the inexplicable. In words at times as beautiful as anything ever written in English, Fort reveals the marvels of an age, questions the nature of what we think we know for certain, and provides the reader with leads on how not to be fooled by shaggy dog stories. Here youll find rains of the unexpected, fish, snakes, and other items from the _super-Sargasso seaÓ of the unexplained that circles the Earth. Here are accounts of UFOs, accounts of odd animals seen at sea or on land, mysterious attacks by what appear to have been animals, mysterious appearances of things and people in places they could not be. Here Forts epic account of spontaneous combustion, lights in the sky, poltergeists, unseen. murderous wild animals, mysterious disappearances, manifestations of psychotic mania, speaking in tongues¾and, of course, the cow that gave birth to two lambs. All of this Fortean wonder is prefaced by a magnificent new introductory essay by Jack Womack, winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and lifetime Fortean. This Ebook is part of the Baen Books Charles Fort Ebook Collection At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

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By Maria Rosa Antognazza
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190913649
  • Pages : 928
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 613
  • File Pdf: the-oxford-handbook-of-leibniz.pdf

Book Summary:

The extraordinary breadth and depth of Leibniz's intellectual vision commands ever increasing attention. As more texts gradually emerge from seemingly bottomless archives, new facets of his contribution to an astonishing variety of fields come to light. This volume provides a uniquely comprehensive, systematic, and up-to-date appraisal of Leibniz's thought thematically organized around its diverse but interrelated aspects. Discussion of his philosophical system naturally takes place of pride. A cluster of original essays revisit his logic, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of nature, moral and political philosophy, and philosophy of religion. The scope of the volume, however, goes beyond that of a philosophical collection to embrace all the main features of Leibniz's thought and activity. Contributions are offered on Leibniz as a mathematician (including not only his calculus but also determinant theory, symmetric functions, the dyadic, the analysis situs, probability and statistics); on Leibniz as a scientist (physics and also optics, cosmology, geology, physiology, medicine, and chemistry); on his technical innovations (the calculating machine and the technology of mining, as well as other discoveries); on his work as an 'intelligencer' and cultural networker, as jurist, historian, editor of sources and librarian; on his views on Europe's political future, religious toleration, and ecclesiastical reunification; on his proposals for political, administrative, economic, and social reform. In so doing, the volume serves as a unique cross-disciplinary point of contact for the many domains to which Leibniz contributed. By assembling leading specialists on all these topics, it offers the most rounded picture of Leibniz's endeavors currently available.

Doomed

By Chuck Palahniuk
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Isbn : 0385677251
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 705
  • File Pdf: doomed.pdf

Book Summary:

Having somewhat reluctantly escaped from Hell, she now wanders the Purgatory that is Earth as a ghostly spirit, seeking her do-gooding celebrity parents, fighting the malign control of Satan, recounting the disgracefully funny (to us, anyway) encounter with her grandfather in a fetid highway rest stop in Upstate New York when she . . . oh, never mind, and climaxing in a rendezvous with destiny on the new, totally plastic continent in the Pacific called, not at all accidentally, Madlantis. Dante Alighieri, watch your back, Chuck Palahniuk is gaining on you.

A Genetic History of New England Theology (Routledge Revivals)

By Frank Hugh Foster
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317599063
  • Pages : 568
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 345
  • File Pdf: a-genetic-history-of-new-england-theology.pdf

Book Summary:

First published in 1907, this text provides a scientific treatment of New England theology and American dogmatic history. Frank Hugh Foster analyses the eighteenth-century rise of the school of New England theology, which became the dominant school of thought in New England congregationalism and, as argued by Foster, a ‘world phenomenon’. The chapters arise from readings of the various distinguished views of such contemporaries as Jonathan Edwards, Joseph Bellamy and Samuel Hopkins, placing them within the historical and theological context in which they developed. A fascinating and detailed title, this reissue will be of value to students of theology and Church history with a particular interest in the development of American religious thought.

Code of Honor (Intrepid Heroines Series, Book 1)

By Andrea Pickens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ePublishing Works!
  • Isbn : 1614175276
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 262
  • File Pdf: code-of-honor.pdf

Book Summary:

A gifted artist, Alexandra Chilton is far more passionate about painting and intellectual pursuits than the shackles of marriage. Until she meets the most notorious rake in London, the Earl of Branford, who seems determined to win her favors by any means. Bored and restless, Branford has accepted a wager: seduce Miss Alexandra Chilton. Unaware that Alexandra is an Innocent—and that he's being used as a pawn in a nefarious game—Branford is surprised when Alexandra challenges both his intellect and jaded heart. Passion flares, scandal threatens, and suddenly it's no longer a game, as a cunning enemy seeks to destroy their blossoming love. INTREPID HEROINES SERIES, in order Code of Honor The Hired Hero A Stroke of Luck Pistols at Dawn SCANDALOUS SECRETS SERIES, in order The Banished Bride Lady of Letters The Major's Mistake LESSONS IN LOVE, in series order The Defiant Governess Second Chances The Storybook Hero

The Bride Wore Spurs (The Inconvenient Bride Series, Book 1)

By Sharon Ihle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ePublishing Works!
  • Isbn : 1614171076
  • Pages : 257
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 287
  • File Pdf: the-bride-wore-spurs.pdf

Book Summary:

"A heartwarming tale full of humor, tears, and brilliant, candid, and poignant dialogue. This is a book you'll read!" ~Rendezvous Kathleen Lacey O'Carroll knew she faced an uncertain future when she arrived in Wyoming as a mail-order bride. Then she learns that the man she was to marry hadn't actually ordered her. As far as John Winterhawke--a fiercely independent half-Indian--is concerned, the last thing he needs is a high-spirited, overeager Irish wife who knows nothing about surviving on the harsh prairie. Lacey senses the rough kindness and simmering hunger under Winterhawke's forbidding demeanor, and becomes determined to match his dark passion by claiming his wild heart on her terms. But first she has to learn how to cook. THE INCONVENIENT BRIDES, in series order: The Bride Wore Spurs Marrying Miss Shylo The Marring Kind OTHER SERIES by Sharon Ihle The WILD WOMEN Series: Untamed Wildcat Wild Rose Wild Hearts

In the Garden of Deceit (The Garden Series Book 4)

By Cynthia Wicklund
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cynthia Wicklund
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 940
  • File Pdf: in-the-garden-of-deceit.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book In the Garden of Deceit (The Garden Series Book 4)

Bucket List Books for the Halloween

By H. P. Lovecraft,Edgar Allan Poe,Henry James,Algernon Blackwood,M. R. James,Théophile Gautier,Wilkie Collins,Arthur Conan Doyle,E. F. Benson,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Ambrose Bierce,Arthur Machen,William Hope Hodgson,Grant Allen,Mary Shelley,Bram Stoker,Richard Marsh,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,Thomas Hardy,Charles Dickens,Rudyard Kipling,Guy de Maupassant,Elizabeth Gaskell,Mark Twain,Daniel Defoe,Jerome K. Jerome
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066309565
  • Pages : 22696
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 163
  • File Pdf: bucket-list-books-for-the-halloween.pdf

Book Summary:

e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited Halloween collection of the greatest horror, supernatural and gothic tales of all time:_x000D_ Washington Irving:_x000D_ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow_x000D_ Théophile Gautier:_x000D_ Clarimonde_x000D_ The Mummy's Foot_x000D_ Richard Marsh:_x000D_ The Beetle_x000D_ H. P. Lovecraft:_x000D_ The Case of Charles Dexter Ward _x000D_ At The Mountains of Madness_x000D_ The Colour out of Space_x000D_ The Whisperer in Darkness _x000D_ The Dunwich Horror_x000D_ The Shunned House…_x000D_ Mary Shelley:_x000D_ Frankenstein_x000D_ The Mortal Immortal _x000D_ The Evil Eye…_x000D_ John William Polidori:_x000D_ The Vampyre_x000D_ Edgar Allan Poe:_x000D_ The Tell-Tale Heart_x000D_ The Cask of Amontillado_x000D_ The Black Cat…_x000D_ Henry James:_x000D_ The Turn of the Screw_x000D_ The Ghostly Rental…_x000D_ Bram Stoker:_x000D_ Dracula_x000D_ The Jewel of Seven Stars_x000D_ The Lair of the White Worm…_x000D_ Algernon Blackwood:_x000D_ The Willows_x000D_ A Haunted Island_x000D_ A Case of Eavesdropping_x000D_ Ancient Sorceries…_x000D_ Gaston Leroux:_x000D_ The Phantom of the Opera_x000D_ Marjorie Bowen:_x000D_ Black Magic_x000D_ Charles Dickens:_x000D_ The Mystery of Edwin Drood_x000D_ Oscar Wilde:_x000D_ The Picture of Dorian Gray_x000D_ Arthur Conan Doyle:_x000D_ The Hound of the Baskervilles_x000D_ The Silver Hatchet…_x000D_ Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu:_x000D_ Carmilla_x000D_ Uncle Silas…_x000D_ M. R. James:_x000D_ Ghost Stories of an Antiquary_x000D_ A Thin Ghost and Others_x000D_ Wilkie Collins:_x000D_ The Woman in White_x000D_ The Haunted Hotel_x000D_ The Devil's Spectacles_x000D_ E. F. Benson:_x000D_ The Room in the Tower_x000D_ The Terror by Night…_x000D_ Nathaniel Hawthorne:_x000D_ The Birth Mark_x000D_ The House of the Seven Gables…_x000D_ Ambrose Bierce:_x000D_ Can Such Things Be?_x000D_ Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories_x000D_ Arthur Machen:_x000D_ The Great God Pan_x000D_ The Terror…_x000D_ William Hope Hodgson:_x000D_ The House on the Borderland_x000D_ The Night Land_x000D_ M. P. Shiel:_x000D_ Shapes in the Fire_x000D_ Ralph Adams Cram:_x000D_ Black Spirits and White_x000D_ Grant Allen:_x000D_ The Reverend John Creedy _x000D_ Dr. Greatrex's Engagement…_x000D_ Horace Walpole:_x000D_ The Castle of Otranto_x000D_ William Thomas Beckford:_x000D_ Vathek_x000D_ Matthew Gregory Lewis:_x000D_ The Monk_x000D_ Ann Radcliffe:_x000D_ The Mysteries of Udolpho_x000D_ Jane Austen:_x000D_ Northanger Abbey_x000D_ Charlotte Brontë:_x000D_ Jane Eyre_x000D_ Emily Brontë:_x000D_ Wuthering Heights_x000D_ Rudyard Kipling:_x000D_ The Phantom Rickshaw_x000D_ Guy de Maupassant:_x000D_ The Horla_x000D_ Jerome K. Jerome:_x000D_ Told After Supper…

Must-Read Halloween Books

By H. P. Lovecraft,Edgar Allan Poe,Henry James,Algernon Blackwood,M. R. James,Théophile Gautier,Wilkie Collins,Arthur Conan Doyle,E. F. Benson,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Ambrose Bierce,Arthur Machen,William Hope Hodgson,Grant Allen,Mary Shelley,Bram Stoker,Richard Marsh,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,Thomas Hardy,Charles Dickens,Rudyard Kipling,Guy de Maupassant,Elizabeth Gaskell,Mark Twain,Daniel Defoe,Jerome K. Jerome
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066382131
  • Pages : 22696
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 884
  • File Pdf: must-read-halloween-books.pdf

Book Summary:

Musaicum Books presents to you a collection of the greatest horror, supernatural and gothic tales of all time: Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Théophile Gautier: Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot Richard Marsh: The Beetle H. P. Lovecraft: The Case of Charles Dexter Ward At The Mountains of Madness The Colour out of Space The Whisperer in Darkness The Dunwich Horror The Shunned House… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal The Evil Eye… John William Polidori: The Vampyre Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart The Cask of Amontillado The Black Cat… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw The Ghostly Rental… Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars The Lair of the White Worm… Algernon Blackwood: The Willows A Haunted Island A Case of Eavesdropping Ancient Sorceries… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Marjorie Bowen: Black Magic Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles The Silver Hatchet… Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White The Haunted Hotel The Devil's Spectacles E. F. Benson: The Room in the Tower The Terror by Night… Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Birth Mark The House of the Seven Gables… Ambrose Bierce: Can Such Things Be? Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan The Terror… William Hope Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy Dr. Greatrex's Engagement… Horace Walpole: The Castle of Otranto William Thomas Beckford: Vathek Matthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw Guy de Maupassant: The Horla Jerome K. Jerome: Told After Supper…

The Damned Busters

By Matthew Hughes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Isbn : 0857661043
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 748
  • File Pdf: the-damned-busters.pdf

Book Summary:

After accidentally summoning a demon, Chesney Anstruther refuses to sell his soul, which leads through various confusions to, well, Hell going on strike. Which means that nothing bad ever happens in the world... with disastrous consequences. File Under: Fantasy [ Expletives Deleted | Up Up And Away | Writer Of Life | No Demons ] From the Paperback edition.

The Complete Book of 2000s Broadway Musicals

By Dan Dietz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1442278013
  • Pages : 514
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 607
  • File Pdf: the-complete-book-of-2000s-broadway-musicals.pdf

Book Summary:

In this book, Dan Dietz examines in detail every musical that opened on Broadway during the 2000s, including Avenue Q, Billy Elliott, The Full Monty, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, Next to Normal, The Producers, Rock of Ages, Spamalot, Spring Awakening, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Urinetown, and Xanadu.