Silencing the Birds of Darkness

Author: Dr. D. K. Olukoya

Publisher: Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries

ISBN: 9783691759

Category: Religion

Page: 82

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This is a book that would empower you to deal with evil fowls that are troubling the sacrifice on your altar of breakthroughs. This highly practical book is a must read for students of advanced spiritual warfare.

Heart of Darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad,Ross C. Murfin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312457537

Category: Fiction

Page: 383

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"Part One of this volume reprints the text of 'Heart of darkness' from the 1921 Heinemann edition of Conrad's 'Collected works' - the latest version of the text that Conrad approved. Part Two includes documents and illustrations providing cultural contexts for 'Heart of darkness'. Part Three features a critical history of the novella, plus six contemporary essays representing deconstruction; feminist, gender, and queer theory; and a new historicist, post-colonial, and psychoanalytic approaches to Conrad's most famous tale."--P. vii.

Silent Spring

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618249060

Category: Nature

Page: 378

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Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

Dispelling the Darkness

Voyage in the Malay Archipelago and the Discovery of Evolution by Wallace and Darwin

Author: John van Wyhe

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814458821

Category: Science

Page: 420

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“The facts of variability, of the struggle for existence, of adaptation to conditions, were notorious enough; but none of us had suspected that the road to the heart of the species problem lay through them, until Darwin and Wallace dispelled the darkness.”T H Huxley (1887) Darwin is one of the most famous scientists in history. But he was not alone. Comparatively forgotten, Wallace independently discovered evolution by natural selection in Southeast Asia. This book is based on the most thorough research ever conducted on Wallace's voyage. Closely connected, but worlds apart, Darwin and Wallace's stories hold many surprises. Did Darwin really keep his theory a secret for twenty years? Did he plagiarise Wallace? Were their theories really the same? How did Wallace hit on the solution, and on which island? This book reveals for the first time the true story of Darwin, Wallace and the discovery that would change our understanding of life on Earth forever. Sample Chapter(s) Introduction (247 KB) Chapter 1: Great Expectations (6,496 KB) Contents:IntroductionGreat ExpectationsEmpires of SteamSingaporeMalacca and BorneoTesting the WatersCrossing the LineIn Search of ParadiseStruggle and SpiceThe Longest DayDarwin's DelayCrossing BackCounting Up Readership: Student, professional, general public. Keywords:Evolution;Natural Selection;Biology;Biography;Alfred Russel Wallace;Charles Darwin;History of Science;Malay ArchipelagoKey Features:The book provides a thorough revision of Wallace in Southeast Asia and his discoveries. Numerous current understandings of Wallace are shown to be mythsThe book reveals the details of Wallace's steamer trip to AsiaHis Singapore stay is revealed for the first time — with many surprising new detailsHis famous Sarawak law paper is shown to be radically different from existing interpretationsIt includes a previously unknown component of his theorising — Wallace's deep lawThe book solves the mystery of what led to Wallace's eureka moment of discovering natural selectionThe book solves the long-standing mystery of whether he discovered evolution on Ternate or GiloloThe book is the first to show what Wallace's original evolution theory really was — it was rather different from Darwin's. This settles the old debate about the differences between the theories of Wallace and DarwinThe book solves the old mystery of when Wallace sent his theory to Darwin — and WHY he did not send it straight for publicationThe book corrects scores of dates and names never given or given wrong by WallaceReviews: “The story of Wallace will never be the same again. John van Wyhe has delved deeply into archives and brings Wallace's travels wonderfully back to life by discovering new facts about his voyage and theories. Without downplaying the impact of Darwin, van Wyhe's book reveals Wallace as a great evolutionary thinker in his own right, who truly deserves to be considered in context.” Janet Browne Aramont Professor of the History of Science Harvard University “This book greatly advances our knowledge of Wallace by correcting a plethora of misleading myths, by reconstructing Wallace's travels, experiences and reflections with authoritative precision, interpretive sophistication, archival documentation and by insightful clarifications of Wallace and Darwin's interactions, divergences and convergences. The overall result is a major scholarly contribution to the intellectual and social history of Wallacean science and of Darwinian science in their original, distinctive cultural contexts.” Jonathan Hodge Honorary Fellow, History and Philosophy of Science University of Leeds “The first published notebook of Wallace's travel to the Malay Archipelago is a long-awaited addition to all the biographies and studies, as they offer the unique insight into the development of Wallace's thinking during his long journey. John van Wyhe makes extensive use of Wallace's notes, but only in their totality they make an impact and give way to emergence of Wallace's personality in many sides.” Thomas Weber Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung “Van Wyhe is not guilty of any such bias against Wallace and in fact deserves these reviewers' thanks for elucidating for the first time exactly how these two fascinating men discovered the way life on Earth evolves.” Gordon Chancellor, author of The Dispersal of Darwin “The book has marvelous illustrations of the flora and fauna observed by Wallace, as well as other images of the period, and is ideal for historian as well as naturalists.” CHOICE “This book is certainly one of the best resources for documenting Wallace's time in the Malay archipelago, as well as giving a good and balanced overview of his life. It also achieves what the author sets out to do: putting the record straight.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

The Silence of the Girls

A Novel

Author: Pat Barker

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0385544227

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of the Regeneration trilogy comes a monumental new masterpiece, set in the midst of literature's most famous war. Pat Barker turns her attention to the timeless legend of The Iliad, as experienced by the captured women living in the Greek camp in the final weeks of the Trojan War. The ancient city of Troy has withstood a decade under siege of the powerful Greek army, who continue to wage bloody war over a stolen woman--Helen. In the Greek camp, another woman watches and waits for the war's outcome: Briseis. She was queen of one of Troy's neighboring kingdoms, until Achilles, Greece's greatest warrior, sacked her city and murdered her husband and brothers. Briseis becomes Achilles's concubine, a prize of battle, and must adjust quickly in order to survive a radically different life, as one of the many conquered women who serve the Greek army. When Agamemnon, the brutal political leader of the Greek forces, demands Briseis for himself, she finds herself caught between the two most powerful of the Greeks. Achilles refuses to fight in protest, and the Greeks begin to lose ground to their Trojan opponents. Keenly observant and cooly unflinching about the daily horrors of war, Briseis finds herself in an unprecedented position to observe the two men driving the Greek forces in what will become their final confrontation, deciding the fate, not only of Briseis's people, but also of the ancient world at large. Briseis is just one among thousands of women living behind the scenes in this war--the slaves and prostitutes, the nurses, the women who lay out the dead--all of them erased by history. With breathtaking historical detail and luminous prose, Pat Barker brings the teeming world of the Greek camp to vivid life. She offers nuanced, complex portraits of characters and stories familiar from mythology, which, seen from Briseis's perspective, are rife with newfound revelations. Barker's latest builds on her decades-long study of war and its impact on individual lives--and it is nothing short of magnificent.

Birds of Wonder

Author: Cynthia Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781641365260

Category:

Page: 300

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Fiction. One August morning while walking her dog, high-school English teacher Beatrice Ousterhout stumbles over the dead body of a student, Amber Inglin, who was to play the lead in Beatrice's production of John Webster's Jacobean tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi. Barely able to speak, Beatrice calls the police. That is to say, she calls her daughter. Jes is a detective with two years of experience under her belt and a personal life composed primarily of a string of one-night-stands, including the owner of the field in which Beatrice has found Amber. In addition to a house and a field, Child Services lawyer Liam Walsh owns a vineyard, where Amber Inglin, along with a handful of other teens who've had difficulty negotiating the foster system, was an intern. Set among the hills and lakes of upstate New York and told in six vibrantly distinct voices, this complex and original narrative chronicles the rippling effects of a young girl's death through a densely intertwined community. By turns funny, fierce, lyrical and horrifying, BIRDS OF WONDER probes family ties, the stresses that break them, and the pasts that never really let us go.

The Way of Divine Encounter

Author: DR. D. K. OLUKOYA

Publisher: The Battle Cry Christian Ministries

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 67

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Throughout the scriptures, we have discovered some outstanding characters who remain symbols of excellence till date. These characters attained great feats and broke new grounds after experiencing a life changing encounter with God. The author, with the pen of a ready writer skilfully draws powerful principles from their experiences. These principles are laid bare for the modern day Christian to apply in their personal woalk with God. This book will help you experience the divine presence which will move your life forward. You would receive spiritual vision. The way of Divine Encounter will take you to a realm where demons will see you and tremble and evil powers will be frightened stiff when they discover the transforming power of an encounter with God. The book will flag off a new passion for God in your life.

Fell of Dark

Author: Patrick Downes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069818324X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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A book that challenges the word "powerful" and obliterates it Written in searing prose, this is the story of two boys: Erik, who performs miracles, and Thorn, who hears voices. The book chronicles their lives as their minds devolve into hallucinations, and shows the way their worlds intersect, culminating in a final stand-off. This debut novel offer a raw, insightful look at the forces that compel us to act against our will. Even more so, it captivates and dares us to look away, knowing full well we can't. Praise for FELL OF DARK: * "Downes brilliantly plays with language and metaphor, and explores the dualities of sanity/insanity, beauty/ugliness, voice/voicelessness in a chilling echo of real incidents of school violence. A stunning debut novel that offers sophisticated readers a glimpse into the psychological disintegration of two distinct characters."--Kirkus Reviews *STARRED* * "For many readers, this will be an impersonal but impressive work of literary art. But for some, serendipity will strike, whether in an image or in a confused, despairing reaction to an incomprehensible world, and Downes’s vision will connect into an epiphany."--Publishers Weekly *STARRED* * "Readers willing to sink into the depths of two unstrung teens and their frantic individual struggles to understand the cruelties and redemptions of the universe will be rewarded by this disarming, thought-provoking, and entrancing story."--Booklist *STARRED* "Readers who are up for a literary challenge will find this dual narrative provocative, beautiful, and deeply sad."--BCCB “Here is a book built of darkness and gleam, of raw emotion and shattering poetry, of harrowing compulsions and zero compromise. Patrick Downes possesses blazing, beautiful, terrifying talent. His characters walk the shadows. His language bursts like sky.”—Beth Kephart, National Book Award nominee and author of Small Damages “Luminous and pure. A masterwork of astonishing authority and beauty.”—Julie Berry, author of All the Truth That’s In Me From the Hardcover edition.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143124773

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Vowing to return to his father--the city storyteller--his lost gift of speech, Haroun begins a quest that introduces him to a mad bus driver, the Shadow Warriors, and the land of darkness.

OVERPOWERING WITCHCRAFT

Author: Dr. D. K. Olukoya

Publisher: Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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Books on special areas of spiritual warfare and deliverance are rare. Much more scarce are books on witchcraft operations. The fact that many people go through witchcraft has made books on the subject of witchcraft to be high in demand. This uncommon book offers, in one breath, deliverance prayers, secrets of power over witchcraft, help for those who are going through witchcraft attacks and principles of staying free from attacks from the quarters of witchcraft practitioners. It is a must read for those who seek complete victory over witchcraft.

Writing Past Dark

Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life

Author: Bonnie Friedman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062333216

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

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Writing Past Dark charts the emotional side of the writer's life. It is a writing companion to reach for when you feel lost and want to regain access to the memories, images, and the ideas inside you that are the fuel of strong writing. Combining personal narrative and other writers' experiences, Friedman explores a whole array of emotions and dilemmas writers face—envy, distraction, guilt, and writer's block—and shares the clues that can set you free. Supportive, intimate, and reflective, Writing Past Dark is a comfort and resource for all writers.

Destroying the Evil Umbtrlla

Author: DR. D. K. OLUKOYA

Publisher: Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 44

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Destroying the evil umbrella addresses the problem of collective captivity. It highlights the secrets of the dark kingdom and lays bare the fact that most problems in life are occasioned by the presence of an invisible evil umbrella. The prayer points in this book will empower you to spiritually set fire on the evil umbrella. It will grant you freedom and make the heavens above your head to become laden with showers of blessings. Now you can say bye-bye to every representation of the evil umbrella.

The Feather Thief

Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

Author: Kirk Wallace Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101981628

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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“Fascinating from the first page to the last—you won’t be able to put it down.” —Southern Living A rollicking true-crime adventure and a thought-provoking exploration of the human drive to possess natural beauty for readers of The Stranger in the Woods, The Lost City of Z, and The Orchid Thief. On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Once inside the museum, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins—some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked everything to gather them—and escaped into the darkness. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist high in a river in northern New Mexico when his fly-fishing guide told him about the heist. He was soon consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? Had Edwin paid the price for his crime? What became of the missing skins? In his search for answers, Johnson was catapulted into a years-long, worldwide investigation. The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice, The Feather Thief is also a fascinating exploration of obsession, and man's destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature.

Praying to destroy Satanic Roadblocks

Author: Dr. D. K. Olukoya

Publisher: The Battle Cry Christian Ministries

ISBN: 9780669140

Category: Religion

Page: 46

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Multitudes, all over the world, have grappled with problems emanating from wicked roadblocks. Hamstrung by demonic hinderances, victims of such attacks wonder why they are mysteriously programmed to fail in life's endeavours. The author, therefore, gives deep prophetic insights into the machinations of the enemy. With the use of practical experiences, the author lays bare what it takes to dismantle such wicked roadblocks. The prayer points are explosive, the scriptural expositions are uncommon while the style makes easy reading. With this book in your hands, you can deal decisively with any satanic roadblock.

Full Body Burden

Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

Author: Kristen Iversen

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307955648

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated "the most contaminated site in America." It's the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and--unknown to those who lived there--tainted with invisible yet deadly particles of plutonium. It's also a book about the destructive power of secrets--both family and government. Her father's hidden liquor bottles, the strange cancers in children in the neighborhood, the truth about what was made at Rocky Flats (cleaning supplies, her mother guessed)--best not to inquire too deeply into any of it. But as Iversen grew older, she began to ask questions. She learned about the infamous 1969 Mother's Day fire, in which a few scraps of plutonium spontaneously ignited and--despite the desperate efforts of firefighters--came perilously close to a "criticality," the deadly blue flash that signals a nuclear chain reaction. Intense heat and radiation almost melted the roof, which nearly resulted in an explosion that would have had devastating consequences for the entire Denver metro area. Yet the only mention of the fire was on page 28 of the Rocky Mountain News, underneath a photo of the Pet of the Week. In her early thirties, Iversen even worked at Rocky Flats for a time, typing up memos in which accidents were always called "incidents." And as this memoir unfolds, it reveals itself as a brilliant work of investigative journalism--a detailed and shocking account of the government's sustained attempt to conceal the effects of the toxic and radioactive waste released by Rocky Flats, and of local residents' vain attempts to seek justice in court. Here, too, are vivid portraits of former Rocky Flats workers--from the healthy, who regard their work at the plant with pride and patriotism, to the ill or dying, who battle for compensation for cancers they got on the job. Based on extensive interviews, FBI and EPA documents, and class-action testimony, this taut, beautifully written book promises to have a very long half-life.

The Adventures of Indiana Jones

Author: Campbell Black,James Kahn,Rob MacGregor

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345501276

Category: Fiction

Page: 602

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An omnibus edition, based on the original Indiana Jones movies, chronicles the action-packed adventures of the globe-trotting archaeologist, in a volume that contains Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Original. 40,000 first printing. (Novelizations of the Lucasfilms/Paramount Pictures films, starring Harrison Ford) (Suspense)

Lost in the Church

Author: Dr. D. K. Olukoya

Publisher: The Battle Cry Christian Ministries

ISBN: 9789200439

Category: Religion

Page: 62

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Lost in the Church There are churches and there are churches. This is a book thai you read and you will be able to give a good assessment and evaluation of the scriptural demands of the church. This will let you give a genuine score of the church you attend. What are being taught and done in the church points to the orientation of the members of the congregation. It reveals in chapter three, the four major sources of the unmaking of a church. This is buttressed in Roman 8:6. Then you have a choice to decide to do away with your ego-obsession with the position you hold in your present church out of ignorance and move to a place where you can get salvation. If you are honest enough to admit that quite a number of unscriptural activities are going on in the church you attend now, follow the advice of the author: "Take a step of faith today by separating yourself from the church or groups of the dead" As the common saying goes, if your church can not change you, change your church.

Book of Clouds

Author: Chloe Aridjis

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9781555849191

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Book of Clouds is a haunting, masterfully wrought debut novel about a young woman adrift in Berlin, where a string of fateful encounters leads to romance, violence, and revelation. Having escaped her overbearing family a continent away, Tatiana settles in Berlin and cultivates solitude while distancing herself from the city’s past. Yet the phantoms of Berlin—seeping in through the floorboards of her apartment, lingering in the abandoned subterranea—are more alive to her than the people she passes on her daily walks. When she takes a job transcribing notes for the reclusive historian Doktor Weiss, her life in Berlin becomes more complex—and more perilous. Through Weiss, she meets Jonas, a meteorologist who, as a child in the GDR, took solace in the sky’s constant shape-shifting, an antidote to his grim and unyielding reality. As their three paths intersect and merge, the contours of all their worlds change, culminating in an act of violence that will leave none of them untouched. Unfolding with the strange, charged logic of a dream, Book of Clouds is a profound portrait of a city forever in flux, and of the myths we cling to in order to give shape to our lives.

Fear of Flying

Author: Erica Jong

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143107356

Category: Fiction

Page: 299

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Even in a time when women are still sexually repressed, Isadora Wing wishes to "fly free" with a man who completes her every fantasy.

How to Pray when Surrounded by the Enemies

Author: DR. D. K. OLUKOYA

Publisher: The Battle Cry Christian Ministries

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 78

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The subject of prayer covers a wide range of areas. There are specific prayer patterns for specific areas of needs. A lot of people, as a result of being surrounded by enemies are searching desperately for help. This book is written with understanding and maturity for students in the school of spiritual warfare who desire victory over the enemy. The prayer points are explosive, the Biblical references are powerful while the approach is thoroughly practical. This is an opportunity to exercise fresh dominion over the enemy and experience resounding victory. This book will teach you how to vomit fire into the territory of the enemy.