By Ronald A. Reis
Easter Island is a real land of poser. some of the most remotely inhabited areas on the earth, this 64-square-mile speck within the South Pacific is greater than 1,000 miles from at any place else, but Polynesian voyagers controlled to settle Easter Island one thousand years in the past. not anyone is aware why the Moai, approximately one thousand megalithic volcanic statues, have been carved, transported, and erected--or why they have been all chanced on facedown by way of ecu explorers. moreover, did a Stone Age inhabitants of below 10,000 really deforest the land, inflicting environmental devastation? there have been as many as sixteen million Chilean arms masking 70 percentage of the island whilst the settlers first seemed, yet Westerners within the early 18th century have been astonished by way of the complete absence of bushes. additionally, the islanders followed a brand new cult in response to the worship of birds and within the procedure, each year elected a "sacred birdman" in a contest that could were the main risky of its style at any place on the earth. even though the island is likely one of the so much studied and probed locations on this planet, Easter Island is still probably the most mysterious areas on the earth. learn during this new identify approximately this attention-grabbing position.
By Vera Chapman
A mystical glimpse into the mythical age of Arthurian chivalry. Lynett, unwilling bride of the around desk Knight, Gaheris, who leaves her husband and the real love of her lifestyles, his brother Gareth, to turn into the King's messenger. Knightly chivalry is beset through darkish Age barbarity during this richly woven tapestry of heroes and heroines, monsters and saints, temptresses and magicians.
By Michael Catt,Amy Parker
We make lifestyles so advanced. Trials and temptations will come, however the answer is easy. for each unmarried state of affairs we'll face, for each selection we will make, the answer's there. And it starts and ends with God. utilizing Bible-based teachings and functional functions, Michael Catt's Fireproof Your lifestyles for Teens will stroll during the means of construction an invincible, impenetrable religion. And this isn't a religion that simply indicates up on Sunday mornings, yet one who reaches deep into hearts and stretches out to surround each quarter of readers' lives. From decision-making to relationships to cash, Michael Catt and Amy Parker will express young people how a fireproof religion and biblical rules play a vital part in each point in their daily lives, in addition to in shaping their destiny.
By Karyn Henley
The stranger’s cloak had fallen again, and with it, a protracted, white, blood-stained wing. When Melaia, a tender priestess, witnesses the ugly homicide of a stranger within the temple courtyard, age-old legends recited in tune unexpectedly come to lifestyles. She discovers wings at the stranger, and the assassin takes the form of either a hawk and a guy. Angels. Shape-shifters. Myths and stories—until now. Melaia unearths herself in the course of a blood feud among immortal brothers who destroyed the stairway to heaven, stranding angels within the earthly realm. while Melaia turns into a aim, she unearths safe haven with a band of angels trying to restoration the stairway. however the recovery is very unlikely with no settling an historical debt—the “breath of angel, blood of man,” a check that contains Melaia’s center, soul, and future.
By James A. Owen
Millions of readers adore Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle: its earnest hero, its breathtaking battles and, in fact, its awe-inspiring dragon Saphira. yet there’s much more to the sequence than meets the eye—and secrets and techniques of the Dragon Riders, edited by way of today’s moment most popular dragon-writer James A. Owen, indicates readers what they’re missing.
Why may Roran be the genuine hero of the Inheritance Cycle? What does Paolini’s writing have in universal with role-play video games and glossy motion movies? Are teenage writers judged extra harshly than their grownup opposite numbers? The YA authors in secrets and techniques of the Dragon Riders—some of them no older than Paolini whilst he wrote Eragon—each tackle a distinct point of the sequence to have interaction and entertain Paolini lovers.
By Erik Gregersen
The dynamism of the flora and fauna signifies that it truly is always altering, occasionally swiftly, occasionally steadily. by way of mathematically examining the continual swap that characterizes such a lot of average strategies, research and calculus became imperative to bridging the divide among arithmetic and the sciences. This entire quantity examines the main ideas of calculus, offering scholars with a powerful realizing of integration and differentiation. Biographies of vital figures will depart readers with an elevated appreciation for the occasionally competing theories that proficient the early background of the sector.
By Melissa de la Cruz
After inheriting the dark Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler fled to Florence--with her forbidden love, Jack. Now the 2 of them needs to embark at the challenge Schuyler used to be destined to accomplish: to discover and defend the seven gates that defend earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silverbloods. As the Blue Blood enclave weakens but additional, destiny leads Schuyler toward a terrifying crossroads--and a decision that will determine the future of all vampires.