New Horizons

New Horizons

Author: Various

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473228696

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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The citizens of Karachi wake up and discover the sea missing from their shores, the last Parsi on Earth must escape to other worlds when debt collectors come knocking, and a family visiting a Partition-themed park gets more entertainment than they bargained for. These stories and others showcase the epic scope of science fiction from the South Asian subcontinent. Offering a fresh perspective on our hyper-global, often alienating and always paranoid world, New Horizons brings together tales of masterful imagination where humanity and love may triumph yet.

"A Magnificent Fight"

Author: Robert J. Cressman

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612512303

Category: History

Page: 324

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This book recounts how the Wake Island garrison survived nearly daily bombings and repulsed the first Japanese attempt to take the atoll. The author uses extensive Japanese materials--many never before used or available-- to identify the enemy order of battle and the roles each unit played in the drama.

229. The Sign Of Love

229. The Sign Of Love

Author: Barbara Cartland

Publisher: Barbara Cartland EBooks ltd

ISBN: 9781788672252

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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Not only has the beautiful eighteen year old Bettina Charlwood lost her beloved mother but is made all but destitute by her father’s constant gambling and she has to leave the French school as her deceased Godmother had financed her fees. Now death strikes once more as her chaperone dies on the ferry from Calais to Dover in a wild storm. And Bettina, not knowing what to do, is saved by an earnest young gentleman whose name is Lord Eustace Veston. Arriving home she finds that she and her father are invited by the famous Duke of Alveston to accompany him on a trip in his luxurious yacht to Egypt with a large party for the historic Opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Another surprise awaits her when she finds that the Duke has invited his half-brother as well, whom her father hopes that she will marry. And that half-brother is none other than her Good Samaritan at Dover, Lord Eustace Veston himself. But while Bettinna finds the Duke almost impossibly handsome and awe-inspiring, Lord Eustace by contrast reveals himself to be a mean-spirited ‘do-gooder’ – and something of a bully to boot. In addition he has developed a deep hatred for the Duke and he has set his heart on inheriting his title and huge fortune by any means. And, despite Lord Eustace’s assumption that Bettina will happily marry him, she soon finds the magnificence, generosity and great charm of the Duke very hard to resist.

Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability

Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability

Author: Fabio Biondini

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203103388

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 748

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Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability contains the lectures and papers presented at The Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2012), held in Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 8-12 July, 2012. This volume consists of a book of extended abstracts (800 pp) and a DVD (4057 pp) co