Annotation: A Dirge for the Temporal, Darren Speegle's second collection of fiction, bursts with sensations.
A Dirge lingers on the dark mystery of the supernatural, creates the giddy feeling of fear mixed with excitement, that only comes from partial revelations, things half-glimpsed and misty. Like H.P. Lovecraft or Edgar Allen Poe, Speegle's stories belong to the twilight hour, just after the glorious reds and golds of sunset have slipped away giving warning that total darkness is quickly approaching.
Un monstruo marino ha puesto en marcha todas las alarmas, y finalmente se organiza una expedición para capturarlo, en la que figuran el célebre profesor de Historia Natural Pierre Aronnax, su ayudante Conseil y el experto arponero canadiense Ned Land, a bordo de la fragata estadounidense Abraham Lincoln. El monstruo resulta ser un sorprendente submarino a las órdenes del capitán Nemo, y el hecho de que deba mantener el secreto plantea un grave problema al capitán en cuanto a la liberación de los tres personajes principales.
El capitán Nemo, el sabio atormentado y desengañado de la raza humana, en el que confluyen el individualismo libertario y un exacerbado sentido de la justicia, se ha convertido sin duda en uno de los paradigmas de la novela de aventuras y su presencia ya bastaría para justificar el lugar de honor que ocupa Veinte mil leguas de viaje submarino en el género. Y sin embargo contiene muchos otros alicientes: emoción, conocimiento, suspense, personajes inolvidables, lances inesperados... Uno de los hitos de la novela de aventuras y fuente inagotable para la posterior narrativa de anticipación. Esta edición Juvenil Ilustrada de "20.000 Leguas de Viaje Submarino" es el perfecto acercamiento para los más jóvenes de la casa a la obra de Verne, y también una excusa para los adultos para rememorar de forma rápida un clásico de la literatura de aventuras. * Julio Verne (1828 - 1905) es considerado uno de los fundadores de la moderna literatura de ciencia ficción y un gran narrador de aventuras. Fue célebre por sus relatos de aventuras fantásticas, narradas siempre con un tono de verosimilitud científica. Predijo con gran precisión en sus relatos fantásticos la aparición de algunos de los productos generados por el avance tecnológico del siglo XX, como la televisión, los helicópteros, los submarinos o las naves espaciales.
More than 11,000 babies are born every day in the United States. Their parents prepare the room, buy all the equipment and diapers, go to birthing classes, find a pediatrician and anxiously await their arrival. Rarely do these parents have any preparation for the sleep deprivation before them. Kim West, author of "Good Night, Sleep Tight" and nationally known as "The SleepLady (tm)" has written 52 Sleep Secrets for Babies" to help new parents learn what they need to do to get their babies - and themselves - the sleep they need. The Sleep Lady(R)approach is founded on my general beliefs as a family therapist: I'm a proponent of parents developing and maintaining a secure attachment with their child while creating a family life where everyone is happy, healthy and well-rested. My sleep approach builds on step-by-step changes in bedtime, napping and overnight routines so that a child can develop sleep independence and sleep more soundly and longer while feeling confident that Mom and Dad will be nearby and responsive. It's a gentler alternative for families who can't stomach the idea of letting their babies cry it out; for families who have tried Ferber without success; and for families who had success earlier on with crying it out but find that it isn't working now. I have also worked with families who believe in co-sleeping but whose babies don't really sleep all that well, even nestled snugly with Mom and Dad. And I've guided many families who did co-sleep for a few months or a few years but now want the family bed to revert to a marital one. 52 Sleep Secrets for Babies summarizes much of what I have learned from working with hundreds of families and that I now teach to the new parents I see in my practice and through my website. So many have asked me for a quick and easy to follow guide to helping their babies learn to sleep and to help them prevent problems down the road, I have put together this little book that you can carry with you anywhere and refer to before and after sleep problems arise.
It is the year 1262. After saving Ciri from the Brokilon dryads, Geralt ventures north. At the same time a war breaks out with Nilfgaard, a war that would end with the battle of Sodden Hill, which would supposedly claim the life of Yennefer of Vengerberg. The realms of the extreme North remained neutral, and the land is relatively peaceful. The Principality of Malleore, where this story is set, lies on the banks of the Braa river in the foothills of the Dragon Mountains. The small, heavily fortified castle of House Creigiau is located on the bank of the Crea, one of the Braa’s inlets. The mountainous region was ideal for shepherding, so the Barons of Creigiau spent centuries trading in wool. However, around 1251, the castellan Lazare convinced his Baron to switch to logging instead. This industry fuels the busy shipyards of neighboring Kovir. Esterad Thyssen, the king of Kovir, and his wife Zuleyka are the followers of the “Good Book” and its author, the prophet Lebioda. It is likely that trade relations with Kovir brought the cult to Creigiau. As it is often the case, the peasants did not abandon their worship of older, pagan deities, like the locally revered leshy.
Crime Fiction in German is the first volume in English to offer a comprehensive overview of German-language crime fiction, from its origins in the early nineteenth century to its vibrant growth in the new millennium. In addition to introducing readers to crime fiction from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the former East Germany, Katharina Hall expands the notion of a German crime-writing tradition by investigating Nazi crime fiction, Jewish-German crime fiction, Turkish-German crime fiction, and the Afrika-Krimi. Significant trends, including the West German social crime novel, women’s crime writing, regional crime fiction, historical crime fiction, and the Fernsehkrimi television crime drama are also explored, highlighting the genre’s distinctive features in German-language contexts.
Bouncing has always been a way of life for Alex Dalton.
The former basketball star and new coach likes to keep life simple, bouncing from woman to woman, with no responsibilities and no complications. Then a summer fling opens her eyes to other possibilities, and now Alex wonders if a relationship might be what she really needs. There is an instant attraction to her new assistant coach, Britain Dodge, but for some reason, Brit wants nothing to do with Alex. Then a spontaneous kiss under the stars forces them to admit their feelings and work on their issues. Their love grows, but so do the outside pressures that influence them, and they have to decide if they should forfeit their love or play until the final buzzer.
This book and Babar and the Christmas House are the first titles in Abrams' new Babar licensed books program. When Babar tells his children that being a grown up is hard, they remind him that being a kid isn't so easy either and challenge him to a day at school, with hilarious results. A broken pencil and a reprimand for talking in class, not to mention gum on his pants, convince Babar that his children are right and that maybe he should stick to the work he is used to.