Author: Marion Schreiner
Sie sahen aus, wie zwei verwahrloste Gestalten – zerschunden und zugrunde gerichtet. Lydia war genauso verletzt wie Kale. Sie wimmerte, aber das war ihm egal! Er schleifte sie durch das ganze Haus bis zur Terrassentür und ließ sie dort liegen. Dann ging er zum Gartenhaus und holte einen Spaten. „Grab! Hier!“, schrie er sie an. Dabei zeigte er auf eine Stelle direkt unter Rachels Zimmer. Lydia sah ihn eingeschüchtert an und humpelte zu ihm herüber. Er hielt den Spaten in der einen Hand und den Revolver in der anderen. Sie hatte die Wahl!
One of the most successful films inspired by comic books, The Dark Knight was the second feature of a trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan. One of the film’s highlights was its rich score, created by two of Hollywood’s leading composers, Academy award winner Hans Zimmer and multiple Oscar nominee James Newton Howard. This volume offers a unique insight into the film and its music, detailing how the two composers created the memorable score.
The Oldest Living Things in the World is an epic journey through time and space. Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older. Spanning from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, the result is a stunning and unique visual collection of ancient organisms unlike anything that has been created in the arts or sciences before, insightfully and accessibly narrated by Sussman along the way. Her work is both timeless and timely, and spans disciplines, continents, and millennia. It is underscored by an innate environmentalism and driven by Sussman’s relentless curiosity. She begins at “year zero,” and looks back from there, photographing the past in the present. These ancient individuals live on every continent and range from Greenlandic lichens that grow only one centimeter a century, to unique desert shrubs in Africa and South America, a predatory fungus in Oregon, Caribbean brain coral, to an 80,000-year-old colony of aspen in Utah. Sussman journeyed to Antarctica to photograph 5,500-year-old moss; Australia for stromatolites, primeval organisms tied to the oxygenation of the planet and the beginnings of life on Earth; and to Tasmania to capture a 43,600-year-old self-propagating shrub that’s the last individual of its kind. Her portraits reveal the living history of our planet—and what we stand to lose in the future. These ancient survivors have weathered millennia in some of the world’s most extreme environments, yet climate change and human encroachment have put many of them in danger. Two of her subjects have already met with untimely deaths by human hands. Alongside the photographs, Sussman relays fascinating – and sometimes harrowing – tales of her global adventures tracking down her subjects and shares insights from the scientists who research them. The oldest living things in the world are a record and celebration of the past, a call to action in the present, and a barometer of our future.
Bestsellerautorin Rachel Wallace ist eine engagierte Feministin. Sie hat viele Feinde, von denen sie auch deshalb gehasst wird, weil sie ihre Homosexualität offen lebt. Als sich ihr neues Buch als Enthüllungsroman entpuppt, bekommt sie Drohanrufe. Rachel fühlt sich bei ihren öffentlichen Auftritten nicht mehr sicher. Spenser wird angeheuert, um sie zu beschützen. Ein Macho und eine bekennende Lesbe? Das geht nicht lange gut. Rachel feuert ihn und wird kurze Zeit später entführt. Spenser fühlt sich verantwortlich und begibt sich auf eine gefährliche Suche. Die deutsche Erstausgabe erschien unter dem Titel »Bodyguard für eine Bombe«. Für die Neuausgabe wurde die Übersetzung überarbeitet. Die amerikanische Originalausgabe erschien unter dem Titel »Looking for Rachel Wallace«. (Übersetzt von Uta Tanner)
Author: Julie Bresciani
Rachel's Destiny As Written in the Stars is a psycho-historical retelling of the Old Testament Bible story of Jacob and Rachel and Leah written from the perspective of Jacob's beloved wife Rachel. It is the story of the loss of the Goddess and the rise of Patriarchal religion, set within one of the most compelling romances of all times. Rachel's Destiny explores the gripping archetypes of sibling rivalry, and the war between the sexes at the root source of our culture. Discover for yourself how they are still being acted out today. Rachel's Destiny. Meet Rachel, a Priestess of the Eye Goddess, one of a long line of Chosen Women to carry on the Blue Blood of the Nefilim. Come to understand why Rachel and the first two Matriarchs of the Bible, Rebecca and Sarah were all barren, and who exactly were the angels that seeded them in their later years. "An exciting source of healing for todays wretched tempos...encouraging thoughts infuse these nearly 440p of inspiring story telling." The Book Reader, Ca. To order contact: Astraea Ciara Publishing, 87 Farraday Rd, Durango, Co. 81303 or from our distributor New Leaf, 970 382-2222, e-mail [email protected]
Hugging the Rock
Author: Susan Taylor Brown
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Through a series of poems, Rachel expresses her feelings about her parents' divorce, living without her mother, and her changing attitude towards her father.
Author: Julia Kavanagh
Author: Wilkie Collins
Author: Carl Lange
Someone Else's Summer
Author: Rachel Bateman
Publisher: Running Press Kids
For fans of Julie Halpern and Morgan Matson comes a summer road trip story about adventure, sisters, and finding out who you truly want to be. Anna's always idolized her older sister, Storm. So when Storm dies in a tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation, Anna is completely lost and her family is torn apart. That is, until she finds Storm's summer bucket list and decides to honor her sister by having the best summer ever--which includes taking an epic road trip to the coast from her sleepy Iowa town. Setting out to do everything on Storm's list along with her sisters best friend Cameron--the boy next door--who knew that Storm's dream summer would eventually lead to Anna's own self-discovery?
Partnership with students, involving them more in decisions which effect their education, can improve both motivation and behaviour. This is recognised by recent legislation, notably the Code of Practice for special needs. The contributions in this collection first consider issues such as empowerment and sources for learning and behaviour difficulties. The central sections, written by respected experts, look at different kinds of partnership and how they can be used, including peer tutoring, counselling, contracts, class-based support, self- monitoring and a range of whole school approaches.