Deep Time

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ISBN: 9780062184016
Release Date: 2015-05-26
Number of pages: 368
Author: Ian Douglas
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online Deep Time in PDF and EPUB The clock is ticking in the struggle for galactic independence Once rebels themselves facing off against the Earth Confederation, the United States of North America is now the dominant force in negotiations with the interstellar Sh'daar Collective. But just as the Marines root out the last violent dissenters, an alien ship of unknown origin suddenly flees Earth's orbit. Is it mere coincidence . . . or a terrifying omen? President Alexander Koenig watches with great interest as USNA forces chase the runaways down. But upon first contact, it's not apparent where—or when—the crew is headed. For this bizarre species has somehow mastered the power to manipulate time itself. Now Koenig must decide whether he's dealing with angels of astonishing technological prowess . . . or the agents of humanity's destruction.


Deep Time Star Carrier Book 6

Filename: deep-time-star-carrier-book-6.pdf
ISBN: 9780007483839
Release Date: 2015-05-26
Number of pages: 368
Author: Ian Douglas
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online Deep Time Star Carrier Book 6 in PDF and EPUB The sixth book in this action-packed, New York Times bestselling science fiction series - STAR CARRIER.


Deep Time

Filename: deep-time.pdf
ISBN: 0062184059
Release Date: 2015-05-26
Number of pages: 368
Author: Ian Douglas
Publisher: Harper Voyager

Download and read online Deep Time in PDF and EPUB The clock is ticking in the struggle for galactic independence Once rebels themselves facing off against the Earth Confederation, the United States of North America is now the dominant force in negotiations with the interstellar Sh'daar Collective. But just as the Marines root out the last violent dissenters, an alien ship of unknown origin suddenly flees Earth's orbit. Is it mere coincidence . . . or a terrifying omen? President Alexander Koenig watches with great interest as USNA forces chase the runaways down. But upon first contact, it's not apparent where—or when—the crew is headed. For this bizarre species has somehow mastered the power to manipulate time itself. Now Koenig must decide whether he's dealing with angels of astonishing technological prowess . . . or the agents of humanity's destruction.


Earth Strike Star Carrier Book 1

Filename: earth-strike-star-carrier-book-1.pdf
ISBN: 9780007482955
Release Date: 2012-09-03
Number of pages: 368
Author: Ian Douglas
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online Earth Strike Star Carrier Book 1 in PDF and EPUB The first book in the epic saga of humankind's war of transcendence


Deep Space Star Carrier Book 4

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ISBN: 9780007483761
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Number of pages: 368
Author: Ian Douglas
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online Deep Space Star Carrier Book 4 in PDF and EPUB In the vein of the hit television show “Battlestar Galactica” comes the fourth book in this action-packed, New York Times bestselling, science fiction series in which humankind is in a vast power struggle to bring down an evil empire.


Dark Mind

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ISBN: 9780062368997
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Number of pages: 384
Author: Ian Douglas
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online Dark Mind in PDF and EPUB New York Times Bestselling Author Ian Douglas continues his Star Carrier saga as humanity unites against an ancient artificial consciousness powerful enough to exterminate every species it encounters 2425. The civil war between the United States of North America and the Pan-European Confederation is over. But before a new era of peace on Earth can begin, humankind must martial its interstellar forces as one fleet to engage in a war against an alien entity in Omega Centauri. Without provocation, it destroyed a Confederation science facility inhabited by 12,000 people, and it must be neutralized before it sets its sights on Earth. Admiral Trevor “Sandy” Gray of the USNA star carrier America has his own mission. The enigmatic AI known as Konstantin has convinced him that humanity’s only chance for survival is technology found in a distant star system. Now, Gray must disobey orders as well as locate and create a weapon capable of defeating a living sphere the size of a small planet…


Centre of Gravity Star Carrier Book 2

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ISBN: 9780007482979
Release Date: 2012-10-04
Number of pages: 400
Author: Ian Douglas
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online Centre of Gravity Star Carrier Book 2 in PDF and EPUB The second book in the epic saga of humankind's war of transcendence


A Wrinkle in Time

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ISBN: 1429915641
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Number of pages: 216
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Download and read online A Wrinkle in Time in PDF and EPUB Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. This title has Common Core connections.


Altered Starscape

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ISBN: 9780062379214
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Number of pages: 384
Author: Ian Douglas
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online Altered Starscape in PDF and EPUB Galaxies collide in a thrilling new series from bestselling author Ian Douglas, as the last humans in the universe face off against a new threat 2162. Thirty-eight years after first contact, Lord Commander Grayson St. Clair leads the Tellus Ad Astra on an unprecedented expedition to the Galactic Core, carrying more than a million scientists, diplomats, soldiers, and AIs. Despite his reservations about their alien hosts, St. Clair is deeply committed to his people—especially after they're sucked into a black hole and spat out four billion years in the future. Civilizations have risen and fallen. The Andromeda Galaxy is drifting into the Milky Way. And Earth is most certainly a distant memory. All that matters now is survival. But as the ship's Marines search for allies amid ancient ruins and strange new planetary structures, St. Clair must wrap his mind around an enemy capable of harnessing a weapon of incomprehensible power: space itself.


Luna Marine Heritage Book 2

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ISBN: 9780007483006
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Number of pages: 595
Author: Ian Douglas
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online Luna Marine Heritage Book 2 in PDF and EPUB Now that the secrets of Mars have been unearthed, nation stands against nation in the brink of a catastrophic war. A war that threatens our entire existence.


A Beautiful Question

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ISBN: 9780698195622
Release Date: 2015-07-14
Number of pages: 400
Author: Frank Wilczek
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online A Beautiful Question in PDF and EPUB Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this “beautiful question.” With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek’s groundbreaking work in quantum physics was inspired by his intuition to look for a deeper order of beauty in nature. In fact, every major advance in his career came from this intuition: to assume that the universe embodies beautiful forms, forms whose hallmarks are symmetry—harmony, balance, proportion—and economy. There are other meanings of “beauty,” but this is the deep logic of the universe—and it is no accident that it is also at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring. Wilczek is hardly alone among great scientists in charting his course using beauty as his compass. As he reveals in A Beautiful Question, this has been the heart of scientific pursuit from Pythagoras, the ancient Greek who was the first to argue that “all things are number,” to Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, and into the deep waters of twentiethcentury physics. Though the ancients weren’t right about everything, their ardent belief in the music of the spheres has proved true down to the quantum level. Indeed, Wilczek explores just how intertwined our ideas about beauty and art are with our scientific understanding of the cosmos. Wilczek brings us right to the edge of knowledge today, where the core insights of even the craziest quantum ideas apply principles we all understand. The equations for atoms and light are almost literally the same equations that govern musical instruments and sound; the subatomic particles that are responsible for most of our mass are determined by simple geometric symmetries. The universe itself, suggests Wilczek, seems to want to embody beautiful and elegant forms. Perhaps this force is the pure elegance of numbers, perhaps the work of a higher being, or somewhere between. Either way, we don’t depart from the infinite and infinitesimal after all; we’re profoundly connected to them, and we connect them. When we find that our sense of beauty is realized in the physical world, we are discovering something about the world, but also something about ourselves. Gorgeously illustrated, A Beautiful Question is a mind-shifting book that braids the age-old quest for beauty and the age-old quest for truth into a thrilling synthesis. It is a dazzling and important work from one of our best thinkers, whose humor and infectious sense of wonder animate every page. Yes: The world is a work of art, and its deepest truths are ones we already feel, as if they were somehow written in our souls.


The Land of Painted Caves with Bonus Content

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ISBN: 9780307886651
Release Date: 2011-03-29
Number of pages: 848
Author: Jean M. Auel
Publisher: Bantam

Download and read online The Land of Painted Caves with Bonus Content in PDF and EPUB #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BONUS: This edition contains a reading guide and an interview with Jean M. Auel. In this, the extraordinary conclusion of the ice-age epic series, Earth’s Children®, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte to a spiritual leader and begins arduous training tasks. Whatever obstacles she faces, Ayla finds inventive ways to lessen the difficulties of daily life, searching for wild edibles to make meals and experimenting with techniques to ease the long journeys the Zelandonii must take while honing her skills as a healer and a leader. And there are the Sacred Caves that Ayla’s mentor takes her to see. They are filled with remarkable paintings of mammoths, lions, and bears, and their mystical aura at times overwhelms Ayla. But all the time Ayla has spent in training rituals has caused Jondalar to drift away from her. The rituals themselves bring her close to death, but through them Ayla gains A Gift of Knowledge so important that it will change her world. Sixth in the acclaimed Earth’s Children® series.


Carry On Warrior

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ISBN: 9781451698220
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Number of pages: 320
Author: Glennon Doyle Melton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Carry On Warrior in PDF and EPUB A New York Times essayist shares her journey from a self-destructive college student to a devoted family woman and teacher while illuminating the importance of trusting in a higher power and being truthful about life's challenges.


A Man Called Ove

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ISBN: 9781476738031
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Number of pages: 352
Author: Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online A Man Called Ove in PDF and EPUB Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm! Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations. A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).


The Time Machine

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ISBN: 1577658043
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Number of pages: 238
Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: ABDO

Download and read online The Time Machine in PDF and EPUB A scientist invents a machine that transports him far into the future where he discovers a changed world inhabited by two unusual races, the Eloi and the Morlocks.