Author: David Walton

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765330903

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7716

An alternate history and fantasy tale set in the Age of Exploration 500 years in the past finds alchemist Christopher Sinclair obsessively pursuing a substance that he believes will grant magical powers and immortality, a quest that brings him to the edge of the world and unites him with an inquisition-fleeing physician and the physician's daughter. 20,000 first printing.


Author: David Walton

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429992816

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7919

Imagine an Age of Exploration full of alchemy, human dissection, sea monsters, betrayal, torture, religious controversy, and magic. In Europe, the magic is thin, but at the edge of the world, where the stars reach down close to the Earth, wonders abound. This drives the bravest explorers to the alluring Western Ocean. Christopher Sinclair is an alchemist who cares only about one thing: quintessence, a substance he believes will grant magical powers and immortality. And he has a ship. Fleeing an inquisition, physician Stephen Parris follows Sinclair to an island that perches upon the farthest horizon, bringing his daughter Catherine with him. The island teems with fantastical animals and alluring mysteries...and may even harbor the most coveted secret of all ... in this novel by David Walton. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Author: David Walton

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9780765330918

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1573

Five hundred years ago, in an alternate Age of Exploration, the earth is flat. Alchemy is a true science, sea monsters menace the oceans, and Europe is embroiled in religious controversy. At the edge of the world, where the stars reach down close to the Earth, wonders abound. This drives the bravest explorers to the beckoning Western Ocean. Christopher Sinclair is an alchemist who cares only about one thing: quintessence, a substance he believes will grant magical powers and immortality. And he has a ship. Fleeing an inquisition, physician Stephen Parris follows Sinclair to an island that perches upon the farthest horizon, bringing his daughter Catherine with him. The island teems with fantastical animals and alluring mysteries...and may even harbor the most coveted secret of all ... in this novel by David Walton.


The Mystery of Missing Mass in the Universe

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780099422280

Category: Dark matter (Astronomy)

Page: 356

View: 7475

Will the universe continue to expand forever, reverse its expansion and begin to contract, or reach a delicately poised state where it simply persists forever? The answer depends on the amount and properties of matter in the universe, and that has given rise to one of the great paradoxes of modern cosmology; there is too little visible matter to account for the behaviour we can see. Over 90 percent of the universe consists of 'missing mass' or 'dark matter' - what Lawrence Krauss, in his classic book, termed "the fifth essence". In this new edition ofThe Fifth Essence, retitledQuintessenceafter the now widely accepted term for dark matter, Krauss shows how the dark matter problem is now connected with two of the hottest areas in recent cosmology: the fate of the universe and the "cosmological constant." With a new introduction, epilogue and chapter updates, Krauss updates his classic and shares one of the most stunning discoveries of recent years: an antigravity force that explains recent observations of a permanently expanding universe.


The Quality of Having It

Author: Betty Cornfeld,Owen Edwards

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

ISBN: 9781579121501

Category: Social Science

Page: 94

View: 1059

This beautifully photographed volume displays an homage to ordinary, everyday household items, such as the martini, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a Mont Blanc pen, and more. Over 75 photos.


Basic Readings from the Philosophy of W.V. Quine

Author: Willard Van Orman Quine,Roger F. Gibson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674010482

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

View: 8015

Through the first half of the twentieth century, analytic philosophy was dominated by Russell, Wittgenstein, and Carnap. Influenced by Russell and especially by Carnap, another towering figure, Willard Van Orman Quine (1908âe"2000) emerged as the most important proponent of analytic philosophy during the second half of the century. Yet with twenty-three books and countless articles to his creditâe"including, most famously, Word and Object and "Two Dogmas of Empiricism"âe"Quine remained a philosopher's philosopher, largely unknown to the general public. Quintessence for the first time collects Quine's classic essays (such as "Two Dogmas" and "On What There Is") in one volumeâe"and thus offers readers a much-needed introduction to his general philosophy. Divided into six parts, the thirty-five selections take up analyticity and reductionism; the indeterminacy of translation of theoretical sentences and the inscrutability of reference; ontology; naturalized epistemology; philosophy of mind; and extensionalism. Representative of Quine at his best, these readings are fundamental not only to an appreciation of the philosopher and his work, but also to an understanding of the philosophical tradition that he so materially advanced.


The Quintessence of American Popular Music

Author: Arthur Kempton

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472030873

Category: Music

Page: 468

View: 4847

An in-depth study of soul music, or rhythm-and-blues, explores the role of African Americans in the evolution of American contemporary popular music, discussing such topics as the conflicts between the sacred and profane in soul music, hip-hop, and the roles of four key figures in the movement--Thomas A. Dorsey, Sam Cooke, Berry Gordy, and George Clinton. Reprint.


The Memoirs of CoCo Bijou

Author: CoCo Bijou

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475985215

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 8841

Coco Bijou lives life fully and with an insatiable curiosity. Through sheer will and determination, inspiration and magic, grace and experience, pain and joy, mistake and triumph, she has experienced an epiphany: when we live life with an open mind and heart, we become ourselves and shape our destiny. Here, she shares her journey with others, in the hopes of inspiring them to life-changing epiphanies of their own. As a young person, she started to keep journals and filled them with her poetry, stories and dreams. Once a sporadic writer, she has now amassed a huge library of these journals. Through wild detours, interruptions, trauma and joy, she kept writing. In her life, she has met some incredible people who inspired many of the memories and lessons she shares here. Through the people we meet, she says, we have the opportunity to create an incredible array of experiences and to craft an inspired life. In this candid confessional, she ruminates on aspects of her personality, important relationships, powerful stances she’s taken and falls she has survived. Within each story is a lesson, a laugh or a thought-provoking moment. These are her memoirs, told in story and verse. She shares some tales that may inspire a giggle, a gleeful laugh – or even a moment of personal discovery. For Coco Bijou, life is a magnificent journey, and she is inspired by every wonderful moment.


Erotic Adventures of Fantasy & Desire

Author: Christine Leov-Lealand

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143568612

Category: Erotic fiction

Page: 238

View: 668

Sexual fantasies become reality Tiffany, Louise and their friends embark on a sensual journey of erotic adventure. As they explore the city they awaken their deepest desires. From the author of the bestselling Avocado and Astride

The Quintessence of Strategic Management

What You Really Need to Know to Survive in Business

Author: Philip Kotler,Roland Berger,Nils Bickhoff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642145445

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 133

View: 8733

Having read this book: You will have a basic understanding of strategy and the process of strategic management. You will know the most important strategy tools (incl. the respective original literature) and how they interact. You will be aware of the focal areas and considerations of strategy in practice. You will be able to analyze and interpret business information with regard to the underlying strategic notions.

The Quintessence

Author: Michael Faust

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1447889371

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 9379

How can we tell if our judgment is sound? Will the abandoned choices, the lost options, the lives we never led, haunt us like spectral reproaches? Are we living in a perfect world? Why not? What went so badly wrong? What makes us choose disastrously en masse? Whatever happened to the so-called Wisdom of Crowds? If they’re so smart, why is the world so dumb? Is it true, as the Illuminati assert, that the West lost an entire millennium because of Christianity? Was it this strange religion that sabotaged our progress to our own Eden? What might the world have looked like if instead of the rule of the Catholic Church, paganism had prevailed? This is the story of an alternative history of the West, one where Christianity never happened. The tale of this bright world that never was begins with the pre-Socratic philosophers of ancient Greece, some of the greatest, boldest and most imaginative thinkers of all time. This is the tale of the infinitely mysterious Quintessence.

The Quintessence of Irving Langmuir

The Commonwealth and International Library Selected Readings in Physics

Author: Albert Rosenfeld

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483185486

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 470

View: 1844

The Quintessence of Irving Langmuir is a biography on the life of Irving Langmuir. The book was created to complement the volume entitled “The Collected Works of Irving Langmuir . This selection was created to introduce the person and his works. Special attention has been given to Langmuir’s early life and family background. The text begins with an account of the person’s child seen from the mother’s perspective. Such an account was taken from the family’s documents. These documents are in the form of letters, diaries, photograph albums, newspaper clippings, and genealogical studies. A brief history about the formation of General Electric Company is also covered. A great part of the book relates the life of Langmuir as a father and as a scientist. Among his inventions is using dry ice for cloud seeding. One of his greatest achievements is receiving a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The book is directed to the general public.

Quintessence - A Look At The General Social Milieu

Author: Raghavan B S

Publisher: ICFAI Books

ISBN: 8178815117


Page: 248

View: 4839

Quintessence-the four-series opus by B S Raghavan, former Chief Secretary to the Government of West Bengal, is a refreshing look at issues in governance in corporate and government sectors, management, IT, and the society in general. The articles, collat

Quintessence... Realizing the Archaic Future

A Radical Elemental Feminist Manifesto

Author: Mary Daly

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807067918

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2337

Explores the abuses women face at the end of the twentieth century and offers a vision of hope for women who are discovering Quintessence

Welcome to the Fifth Dimension

The Quintessence of Being, the Ascended Masters' Ultimate Secret

Author: Bianca Gaia

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944311

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

View: 2523

Based on her popular workshops in Canada and Europe, Welcome to the Fifth Dimension is author Diane LeBlanc’s guide to helping readers recognize and integrate their multiple dimensions. Through examples, exercises, and channeled teachings, she shows us how to regain our co-creative power and live each day and moment in a state of grace. The key, says LeBlanc, is Quintessence, a self-coaching program that revitalizes the five most important dimensions of human existence in order to feel better, recover from disease, and be fully happy. The book breaks Quintessence into groups of five: the five energy fields that surround the body, the individual’s five main ÒSoul families,Ó the five dimensions of the human brain, and others. The book assesses and draws on many contemporary schools of thought, as seen in books like The Law of Attraction, The Power of Now, and The Celestine Prophecy. It also provides original teachings channeled from the powerful entity LeBlanc describes as the "Mother Earth Consciousness," personified as Bianca Gaia who is LeBlanc’s alter ego. Packed with charts, diagrams, and illustrations, this compelling book encourages readers to radically enhance their health and happiness by opening their minds to this new way of thinking. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Quintessence of True Being

Author: Nome

Publisher: Society of Abidance in Truth

ISBN: 0981940943


Page: N.A

View: 860

Sri Ramana's Inquiry, Adi Sankara's Reasoning, Ribhu's Knowledge, Dakshinamurti's Silence, The Advaita Experience: The Quintessence of True Being This new SAT Publication embodies the sum total of Advaita Vedanta as expressed by Sri Adi Sankaracarya in “The Rows of Garlands of Brahman Knowledge (Brahma-jnanavali-mala),” Verse 20, line 1: Brahman is the Truth, the universe is false, The jiva (individual self) is Brahman, indeed, not another. The quintessence of the teachings regarding the Realization of Truth as revealed in Advaita Vedanta is concisely expressed in this half verse. Nome has taken up this half verse in this small 60-page booklet igniting its core essence, kindling the flame of Knowledge in the heart of the those endowed with deep inquiry, discrimination, nonattachment, an ardent desire for Realization, and divine love for all beings.