I turned off my brain. It was time to hunt. I took a deep breath, drawing in the scent of the blood inside the humans below. They weren't the only humans around, but they were the closest. Who you were going to hunt was the kind of decision you had to make before you scented your prey. It was too late now to choose anything.
More than a century after its publication Heart of Darkness remains an indisputably classic text and arguably Conrad's finest work. Taking place mostly in Africa, it tells the story of Europeans going to the Congo in search of goods to bring back, mostly ivory. They do this in the name of "Imperialism", but Conrad makes it very clear from the beginning that there is no civilization creation going on. Through corruption and exploitation of the blacks, the Europeans gain as much ivory as they can. However, it seems there is another process going on. The deep recesses of the jungle do something to a man, change him, and somehow demoralization begins.
S.H.I.E.L.D. takes the fi ght to AIM's door with deadly repercussions, and the Secret Avengers fi nd themselves outgunned and trapped in enemy territory! As the truth about the events on AIM Island come to light, the fallout from the Secret Avengers' attack on continues! But what waits deep inside the chambers of the High Council of AIM? And aft er the smoke clears, an old friend is laid to rest, while a new one joins the fray. Quake takes on Maria Hill, and everything rides on the outcome of their clash! Then: Infinity tie-in! With the Avengers off -world, what will S.H.I.E.L.D. do when Thanos strikes? It's up to Maria Hill, Nick Fury and Agent Coulson to repel the invasion! But what's the deal with the newest member of the Secret Avengers?
Biofuel Crop Sustainability brings together the basic principles of agricultural sustainability and special stipulations for biofuels, from the economic and ecological opportunities and challenges of sustainable biofuel crop production to the unique characteristics of particular crops which make them ideal for biofuel applications. This book will be a valuable resource for researchers and professionals involved in biofuels development and production as well as agriculture industry personnel. Chapters focus the broad principles of resource management for ecological, environmental and societal welfare, the sustainability issues pertaining to several broad categories of biofuel crops , as well as the economics and profitability of biofuels on both a local and international scale. Coverage includes topics such as utilizing waste water for field crop irrigation and algae production, reliability of feedstock supply, marginal lands, and identifying crops with traits of significance for survival and growth on low fertility soils. The development of production practices with low external inputs of fertilizer, irrigation, and pesticides is also covered. Biofuel Crop Sustainability will be a valuable, up-to-date reference for all those involved in the rapidly expanding biofuels industry and sustainable agriculture research fields.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master stylist, both lush and precise, who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Taking place mostly in Africa, Heart of Darkness tells the story of Europeans going to the Congo in search of ivory. However, the deep recesses of the jungle do something to a man, change him, and somehow demoralization begins.
"Going for Gold" is a two-level Intermediate and Upper Intermediate course designed to develop students' language skills and provide a gradual introduction to the requirements of the Cambridge FCE exam. The Upper Intermediate level is the perfect lead-in to First Certificate Gold. "Going for Gold" is also suitable for use with students wishing to sit the Cambridge Certificates in English language Skills (CELS).
Going for Gold is a two-level course designed to develop students' language skills and provide a gradual introduction to the requirements of the Cambridge FCE exam. The Upper Intermediate level is the perfect lead-in to First Certificate Gold. Going for Gold is also suitable for use with students wishing to sit the Cambridge Certificates in English Language Skills (CELS).
The third part of the book «300 million dollars» was published. The narration here is in the form of diary entries, so it really is. What thoughts visited the author of the work. What he did now and is going to do in the future. How are his financial affairs going? Before the eyes of readers there is a small segment of the life of Alexander Nevzorov. Make a reality of his dreams (ideas) about the apartment, car, dacha and bank account. Do not you want to do this path you?
The Porcelain Throne, set at the heart of the smallest room and witness to our dark business, can also be the seat of reflection and self-improvement. With that aim, this book contains more than one hundred dilatory games, tricks, puzzles, projects and pranks. Learn to make toilet paper tube gargoyles and an origami dragon, gain deep knowledge of toilet roll telekinesis, and discover the secret of the vanishing toothbrush trick. Many more amusing diversions and exciting challenges jostle for your attention to see you through those long bathroom visits.
Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten. It was once the imposing home of the March family - fascinating, manipulative Isabelle, Charlie, her brutal and dangerous brother, and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline. But Angelfield House conceals a chilling secret whose impact still resonates… Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield's past - and the mystery of the March family starts to unravel. What has the house been hiding? What is its connection with the enigmatic author Vida Winter? And what is it in Margaret's own troubled past that causes her to fall so powerfully under Angelfield's spell?
The book is about the secret Power of man. A book that will open the world of magic to readers. The narrative leads the student of the Secret School. This School is in every person.
How’s a secret agent meant to catch a break? If it’s not a demi-god going through puberty, it’s a renegade Nazi clockwork army going senile. Or a death cult in Nepal. Or a battery-chewing wizard’s relationship problems. Arthur Wallace, agent of MI37 - Britain’s agency for dealing with the supernatural, the extraterrestrial, and the generally odd - has to pull everything together, and he has to do it before a magical bomb tears reality apart…
Brody knew that being mixed up with Talia, a dead girl turned ghost, was going to change his life forever. He just didn't realize it was going to involve going head to head with one of the most vicious gangs in the whole city. But here he is, giving himself over to the bizarre training methods of Kagemura, an ancient samurai ghost, to transform himself from a flabby slacker to a peak-condition fighter capable of bringing the city's most dangerous criminals to their knees. Don't miss the second installment of "Brody's Ghost," Dark Horse's exciting saga from thirteen-time Eisner nominee Mark Crilley.
Though the deep interior of the Earth (and other terrestrial planets) is inaccessible to humans, we are able to combine observational, experimental and computational (theoretical) studies to begin to understand the role of the deep Earth in the dynamics and evolution of the planet. This book brings together a series of reviews of key areas in this important and vibrant field of studies. A range of material properties, including phase transformations and rheological properties, influences the way in which material is circulated within the planet. This circulation re-distributes key materials such as volatiles that affect the pattern of materials circulation. The understanding of deep Earth structure and dynamics is a key to the understanding of evolution and dynamics of terrestrial planets, including planets orbiting other stars. This book contains chapters on deep Earth materials, compositional models, and geophysical studies of material circulation which together provide an invaluable synthesis of deep Earth research. Readership: advanced undergraduates, graduates and researchers in geophysics, mineral physics and geochemistry.