A FANTASTIC JOURNEY WITH FRIENDS! When feisty witch Nicola came to the demons’ world, the first friend she made was a devil named Simon. Immediately, he took Nicola under his wing and became her guide to this exciting new place. When family drama calls Simon back home, can Nicola use her magic to repay him for all his help?
SEARCHING HIGH AND LOW, NEAR AND FAR While in a city of psychics, Nicola is told that not only is her mother still alive, she might be somewhere in the Demons’ World! Nicola and Simon immediately start looking for her, but if they are going to make any headway, they’ll need the help of friends both old and new!
The Demon World is a big place, but young Nicola and her demonic pal are off to explore it In a land populated by demons, Nicola stands out: she's a human girl traveling with her demon friend Simon. The spirited Nicola often gets in over her head, but she's got her own magic powers to help her out when things get tough This beautifully drawn manga has a unique art style reminiscent of a European children's book, and features an enchanting atmosphere like well-known tales The Moomins and Hilda.
Nicola never really felt like she fit in around other humans...so she came to the demons' world instead! Together with her demon friend Simon, Nicola travels far and wide, meeting many monsters along the way. With Nicola, every day on the road is a new adventure!
The Demon World is a big place, but young Nicola and her demonic pal are off to explore it! In a land populated by demons, Nicola stands out: she’s a human girl traveling with her demon friend Simon. The spirited Nicola often gets in over her head, but she’s got her own magic powers to help her out when things get tough! This beautifully drawn manga has a unique art style reminiscent of a European children’s book, and features an enchanting atmosphere like well-known tales The Moomins and Hilda.
While in a city of psychics, Nicola is told that not only is her mother still alive, she might be somewhere in the Demons' World! Nicola and Simon immediately start looking for her, but if they are going to make any headway, they'll need the help of friends both old and new!
When feisty witch Nicola came to the demons' world, the first friend she made was a devil named Simon. Immediately, he took Nicola under his wing and became her guide to this exciting new place. When family drama calls Simon back home, can Nicola use her magic to repay him for all his help?
Satan and his minions have declared war on the most beautiful planet in the universe his purpose is to depose Michael the archangel and become second only to God in command of all creation. Standing in Satan's way are a scattered and disorganized host of angels, a group of inexperienced saints, a small band of humans, and some angelic rebels in Hell. Armed with faith full power, Abaddon the Destroyer creates a formidable army to challenge the evil targeting Earth. Author of best selling Heaven and Hell, Kenneth Zeigler again draws from his research to create a realistic tale where science, the supernatural, and life and death teeter on the edge of eternal joy or damnation.
A group of traders huddles around a pile of dried shark fins on a gleaming white floor in Hong Kong. A Papua New Guinean elder shoves off in his hand-carved canoe, ready to summon a shark with ancient magic. A scientist finds a rare shark in Indonesia and forges a deal with villagers so it and other species can survive. In this eye-opening adventure that spans the globe, Juliet Eilperin investigates the fascinating ways different individuals and cultures relate to the ocean’s top predator. Along the way, she reminds us why, after millions of years, sharks remain among nature’s most awe-inspiring creatures. From Belize to South Africa, from Shanghai to Bimini, we see that sharks are still the object of an obsession that may eventually lead to their extinction. This is why movie stars and professional athletes go shark hunting in Miami and why shark’s fin soup remains a coveted status symbol in China. Yet we also see glimpses of how people and sharks can exist alongside one another: surfers tolerating their presence off Cape Town and ecotourists swimming with sharks that locals in the Yucatán no longer have to hunt. With a reporter’s instinct for a good story and a scientist’s curiosity, Eilperin offers us an up-close understanding of these extraordinary, mysterious creatures in the most entertaining and illuminating shark encounter you’re likely to find outside a steel cage.
The population of Brunhild is booming, which can mean only one thing. Guards, guards! We need more guards! A mass call is set out. "Knights Wanted: Apply Within!" But Touya might end up with more than he bargained for... Meanwhile, in the floating halls of Babylon, a certain resurrected doctor begins her mad machinations... Just what kind of crazy machine does she intend to build next? Set a chivalrous course for a tale of swords, sorcery, and burning sands!
Since ancient times, we have tried to make sense of our universe by observing objects far beyond our abilities to see or touch - from the smallest atom to the farthest star. This book covers, in chronological order, all the key discoveries and remarkable minds in each scientific field, including Aristotle's geocentric model of the cosmos, Darwin's theory of evolution, Newton's theory of gravity and Einstein's theory of relativity. Also included are fascinating anecdotes about the lives of influential scientists: learn how Ptolemy fixed his results to match his theories; Freud used cocaine to expand his mind; and Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, was banned from using university computers after being caught hacking. Revealing how human curiosity knows no bounds, and how the field of science has evolved over the last 2,500 years, this book breaks everything down into easily digestible sections to give a broad overview of the fascinating history of science.
Sojourning, Displacement, Homecoming and Other Travels
Author: Beatriz P. Lorente
Publisher: NUS Press
The migration of people within and beyond Asia no longer takes the form of permanent ruptures, uprooting, and resettlement. Today, such movement is more likely to be transient and complex, ridden with disruptions and detours, and based on translocal interconnections between places and multiple chains of movement. Written from various disciplinary perspectives, this collection of essays explores the migration experiences of a wide spectrum of people, from professional and managerial elites to contract workers and refugees. In addressing the nature of these Asian migrations, the authors demonstrate how mobility in today's world has transformed notions of citizenship and identity, and of displacement and home.
Vienna, 1923. Lev Dragina, an ex-Bolshevik, is hired by criminal kingpin, Max Strauss, to rescue his god-daughter from rivals in the Viennese slums. Continually tortured by recollections of the Great War, Dragina searches for a sense of belonging while desperately looking for Strauss' god-daughter. The adventure that ensues, however, leads him into a maze of byzantine intrigues that involve a war for dominance in the Viennese underworld, the occult mysticism of the city's forlorn neighborhoods and a Vatican quest to uncover the INRI inscription, the sacred plaque hung over the head of Jesus during the crucifixion. There is more to the abduction than the simple kidnapping of a gangster's goddaughter and the keys that unlock the mystery behind her disappearance also mean salvation for Lev Dragina and his tormented soul.
Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Film, Television, Games and Other Media
Author: Paul Green
Category: Social Science
Fictional war narratives often employ haunted battlefields, super-soldiers, time travel, the undead and other imaginative elements of science fiction and fantasy. This encyclopedia catalogs appearances of the strange and the supernatural found in the war stories of film, television, novels, short stories, pulp fiction, comic books and video and role-playing games. Categories explore themes of mythology, science fiction, alternative history, superheroes and "Weird War."
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover the freedom of open roads while touring Europe with Lonely Planet Europe's Best Trips , your passport to up-to-date advice. Featuring 40 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures, you can discover Italy following our Grand Tour or wind your way along Ireland's Ring of Kerry, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to Europe, rent a car, and hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet Europe's Best Trips: Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests Get around easily - over 130 easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Covers Italy, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Europe's Best Trips is perfect for exploring Europe via the road and discovering sights that are more accessible by car. Planning a European trip sans a car? Lonely Planet Europe guide, our most comprehensive guide to Europe, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.