Government warnings about radiation levels in her hometown (a stone’s throw from Chernobyl) be damned! Baba Dunja is going home. And she’s taking a motley bunch of her former neighbors with her. With strangely misshapen forest fruits to spare and the town largely to themselves, they have pretty much everything they need and they plan to start anew. The terminally ill Petrov passes the time reading love poems in his hammock; Marja takes up with the almost 100-year-old Sidorow; Baba Dunja whiles away her days writing letters to her daughter. Life is beautiful. That is until one day a stranger turns up in the village and once again the little idyllic settlement faces annihilation. From the prodigiously talented Alina Bronsky, this is a return to the iron-willed and infuriatingly misguided older female protagonist that she made famous with her unforgettable Russian matriarch, Rosa Achmetowna, in The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine. Here she tells the story of a post-meltdown settlement, and of an unusual woman, Baba Dunja, who, late in life, finds her version of paradise.
A thorough and detailed resource that describes the history, culture, and geography of the Himalayan region, providing an indispensable reference work to both general readers and seasoned scholars in the field. • Presents invaluable insights into the dynamics that have shaped the Himalayan region over human history • Provides a context for understanding the importance of the region to a larger understanding of globalization and key related issues we must currently deal with, including but not limited to climate change, border disputes, and economic and political migrations • Offers a balanced understanding of major socio-political issues that affect the region • Supplies a detailed and rich description of the region in a single volume that serves readers who need immediate answers to questions as well as those seeking a comprehensive overview of the complexities of the region
Erste und umfassende Studie, die die Bekämpfung des islamistischen Terrors in Deutschland zum Gegenstand hat.
The Death Cure
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
As the third Trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his cohorts manage to escape from WICKED, their memories having been restored, only to face new dangers as WICKED claims to be trying to protect the human race from the deadly FLARE virus.
Author: Reinhold Messner
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
'Everest by fair means - that is the human dimension, and that is what interests me ... In reaching for the oxygen cylinder, a climber degrades Everest ... a climber who doesn't rely on his own strength and skills, but on apparatus and drugs, deceives himself. In May 1978 Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler became the first climbers in history to reach the summit of Mount Everest without the use of supplementary oxygen - an event which made international headlines and permanently altered the future of mountaineering. Here Messner tells how the and Habeler accomplished the impossible - and how it felt. He describes the dangers of the Khumbu Icefield, the daunting Lhotse flank, two lonely storm-filled nights at 26,247 feet, and finally the last step to the summit. Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate is a riveting account of the exhaustion, the exhilaration and the despair of climbing into the death zone. The book also includes a history of the mountain, successful ascents and Messner's reflections on recent tragedies on Mount Everest. Reinhold Messner was the first to climb all fourteen peaks higher than 8,000 metres. The author of more than a dozen books on his adventures, he lives in a castle in northern Italy.
The Scorch Trials
Author: James Dashner
Read the second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series that is now a motion picture and is perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent. This special movie tie-in hardcover edition features a foreword by Wes Ball, director of the movie, and an eight-page full-color insert with photos from the film. The first book, The Maze Runner, is also a movie featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster! Also look for James Dashner's newest series: the Mortality Doctrine that includes The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts. Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn't done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch. There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die. The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch--the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off. There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers' destruction--and they're determined to survive. Praise for the Maze Runner series: A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series A USA Today Bestseller A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick "[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost."--EW.com "Wonderful action writing--fast-paced...but smart and well observed."--Newsday "[A] nail-biting must-read."--Seventeen.com "Breathless, cinematic action."--Publishers Weekly "Heart pounding to the very last moment."--Kirkus Reviews "Exclamation-worthy."--Romantic Times [STAR] "James Dashner's illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series."--Shelf Awareness, Starred "Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book."-Deseret News
The Kill Order
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Chicken House
When sun flares hit the Earth, intense heat, toxic radiation and flooding followed, wiping out much of the human race. Those who survived live in basic communities in the mountains, hunting for food. For Mark and his friends, surviving is difficult, and then an enemy arrives, infecting people with a highly contagious virus. Thousands die, and the virus is spreading. Worse, it's mutating, and people are going crazy. It's up to Mark and his friends to find the enemy - and a cure - before the Flare infects them all ...
Die Taskforce - von der US-Regierung gegründet, um außerhalb des US-Rechts im Geheimen agieren zu können. Ihre Existenz ist ebenso wichtig wie illegal. Bei einem Einsatz in Ägypten kommt es zu einem Anschlag auf die Taskforce. Ein Mann stirbt, ein weiterer überlebt nur um Haaresbreite. Pike Logan und seine Partnerin Jennifer Cahill sind gezwungen, die gefährliche Mission auf eigene Faust zu Ende zu führen - und geraten dabei zwischen alle Fronten ... Aber das ist noch ihr geringstes Problem: Verschwörer sind dabei, ihre Heimat mit einer gewaltigen Waffe zu vernichten. Doch Mitgliedern der Taskforce ist es verboten, in den USA zu agieren. Darf Pike das Gesetz brechen? Oder soll Amerika wirklich das einzige Land sein, das Pike Logan nicht schützen kann? Brad Taylor erzählt mit unvergleichlichem Realismus, und das ist kein Wunder, denn er war viele Jahre lang Mitglied in einigen Spezialeinheiten, darunter acht Jahre in der Delta Force (zuletzt bei Einsätzen im Irak und Afghanistan). Kirkus Reviews: »Super geschrieben, spannend, und verdammt guter Lesestoff.« Blackfive: »In seinen Romanen erkennt man ganz klar Taylors Erfahrungen im Antiterrorkampf. Liest man seine Bücher, muss man sich fragen: Was ist echt, und was ist erfunden?« Brad Taylor ist der Bestsellerautor der Pike Logan-Romane. Er wurde auf Okinawa, Japan, geboren, wuchs aber im ländlichen Texas auf. Nach seinem Universitätsabschluss ging er zur US-Armee und verließ sie nach 21 Jahren als Oberstleutnant. Während dieser Zeit war er in der Infanterie und in Spezialeinheiten tätig (acht Jahre in der Delta Force), zuletzt bei Einsätzen im Irak und Afghanistan. Wenn er nicht schreibt, arbeitet Brad für verschiedene Firmen als Sicherheitsberater. Er lebt in Charleston, South Carolina, mit seiner Frau und zwei Töchtern.
Die JAYDEN CROSS steuert auf die Erde zu, wo weitere schlechte Nachrichten auf Kirby und ihre Crew warten. Denn der blaue Planet ist nicht mehr das, was er einst war. Gleichzeitig muss die Crew den Tod eines Kommandooffiziers verdauen. Wer hat ihn umgebracht? Und warum? Ist hierfür auch die Person verantwortlich, die die JAYDEN CROSS ins MARS-2-System brachte? Ein Katz-und-Maus-Spiel beginnt. Dies ist der zweite Roman der sechsteiligen Miniserie "Heliosphere 2265: Das Marsprojekt", die parallel zum dritten Zyklus der Mutterserie (Bände 25-36) spielt.
No Way Down
Author: Graham Bowley
Publisher: Harper Collins
“No Way Down is both a gripping read and a clear-eyed investigation of the hubris, politics, and bad luck that brought on one of the worst disasters in modern mountaineering history.” — Michael Kodas, author of High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed “Graham Bowley’s No Way Down does a great job of putting you on the mountain. It is a refreshingly unadorned account of the true brutality of climbing K2, where heroes emerge and egos are stripped down, and the only thing achieving immortality is the cold ruthless mountain.” — Norman Ollestad, author of Crazy for the Storm In the tradition of Into Thin Air and Touching the Void, No Way Down by New York Times reporter Graham Bowley is the harrowing account of the worst mountain climbing disaster on K2, second to Everest in height... but second to no peak in terms of danger. From tragic deaths to unbelievable stories of heroism and survival, No Way Down is an amazing feat of storytelling and adventure writing, and, in the words of explorer and author Sir Ranulph Fiennes, “the closest you can come to being on the summit of K2 on that fateful day.”
The Almond Tree
Author: Michelle Cohen Corasanti
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
Gifted with a mind that continues to impress the elders in his village, Ichmad Hamid struggles with the knowledge that he can do nothing to save his friends and family. Living on Occupied land, his entire village operates in constant fear of losing their homes, jobs and belongings. But more importantly, they fear losing each other. On Ichmad''s twelfth birthday, that fear becomes reality. With his father imprisoned, his family''s home and possessions confiscated, and his siblings quickly succumbing to hatred in the face of conflict. Ichmad begins an inspiring journey using his intellect to save his poor and dying family. In doing so he reclaims a love for others that was lost through a childhood rife with violence, and discovers a new hope for the future.
The Crystal Horizon
Author: Reinhold Messner
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
The author describes his solo climb of the world's highest mountain and briefly discusses the history of past expeditions
Author: Reinhold Messner
Reinhold Messner: My Life at the Limit, the newest book by the famed mountaineer, is a conversation between Messner and interviewer Thomas Hüetlin, an award-winning German journalist. It reveals a more thoughtful and conversational Messner than one finds in his previous books, with the "talk' between Messner and Hüetlin covering not only the highlights of Messner's climbing career, but also his treks across Tibet, the Gobi, and Antarctica; his five-year-stint as a member of the European Parliament; his encounter with and study of the yeti; his thoughts on traditional male/female roles; and much more. Readers learn about Messner's childhood, his thoughts about eating ice cream with girls (against), politics (mostly liberal), and his technique for killing chickens (sharp scissors). Messner is known as one of history's greatest Himalayan mountaineers, a man who pushed back the frontiers of the possible for a whole generation of climbers. While the interest in My Life at the Limit is that it exposes much more of the man than his climbing career, that career is still utterly remarkable - and Mountaineers Books is proud to present this book, which is core to our mission, to audiences across North America.
The Maze Runner Trilogy
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Scholastic UK
Three books in the pulse-pounding Maze Runner
trilogy! When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade - a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze. But the maze is just the beginning ...