Enjoy the adventures of Max Latin, the detective who doesn't want to be a detective! Author Norbert Davis mixed the classic hard-boiled style with humor, making Max Latin unique in pulp fiction. Appearing for five screwball stories in Dime Detective, this new edition includes an authoritative introduction by fellow Dime Detective scribe John D. MacDonald. "Watch Me Kill You!": I'll do an artistic job of it and everything'll be over and we'll have you all comfortable in your coffin before you know it. We will, that is, if we can keep Latin, the only shamus who might gum the works, sufficiently soaked in brandy till your grave's filled. "Don't Give Your Right Name": If you happen to get in the line of fire of a baleful Borgia on a murder rampage. Take a lesson from a shamus with a shady rep and stagger out of the way with plenty of brandy under your belt. You'll come out on top much quicker, with dough in your kick to boot, and a hell of a lot less grief. "Give the Devil His Due": As he accepts a murder commission, for a price, and joins up with the busy folk who are searching the missing Jupiter Zachary - to make sure he stays that way, and preferably dead. "You Can Die Any Day": In a variety of unpleasant ways, as the unctuous Mrs. Gregory Farmer soon found out when she decided to become a client of that nonesuch of the genus sleuth, the brandy-drinking Latin, who couldn't keep his feet out of the blood puddles any more than he could keep his beak away from a sniffing-glass. "Charity Begins at Homicide": With Max Latin and Carter-Heason, the guy strictly from Kipling, following the latest goings-on of the "Charity" racket. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Milton Bagby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021001/bk_acx0_021001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In western astrology we use of course Roman names for the planetary symbols, but when you look on the mythological explanations, you usually get Greek mythology to explain them. Doesn't count: NOMEN EST OMEN ?Searching the mythological rests of the original deities Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturnus it was necessesary to dive deeply into the history of theology because the well-known literates like Ovid, Virgil and Lucretius preferred to retell Greek myths instead of preserving their own roots. In the last centuries (until about 1900) these authors werde taken as sources for theological research and there was no discrimination between literature/poetry and original italic tradition. Perspective and moral view of the 19th century added more misinterpretations and made the knowledge of Roman religion almost vanish.Existing rests are collected in this book and compared with the actual astrological symbols. So the reader can recognize how much of Roman ideas can be found in the planetary symbols nowadays. Simultaneously new points of view are opened for the interpretation of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Scientific researchers have recently discovered a new Earth-like planet outside the solar system. They call it Alpha Centauri B. Scientists have advanced that the new planet is exactly what they have been searching throughout years across the whole Milky way. It is crucial to note that the Alpha Centauri system has long intrigued astronomers. Besides, unlike our solar system, the system contains three stars which are locked into a gravitational dance. 25 trillion miles away, they found one of the most hottest planet Alpha Centauri, which with its hot surface which looks like molten lava. In addition to this, it possesses a rocky body unlike the planet Jupiter which is a gas planet. As a matter of fact, scientific experts have concluded that life can hardly survive within a 2, 200 degree heat...
'Fans of Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven and Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora will appreciate the Brooks-Dalton's exquisite exploration of relationships.' Washington PostAugustine, a brilliant, ageing scientist, is consumed by the stars. He has spent his entire life searching for the origins of time itself. He has now been left alone on a remote research base in the Arctic circle, all communication with the outside world broken down. But then he discovers a mysterious child, Iris, who must have hidden herself away when the last of his colleagues departed.Sully is a divorced mother. She is also an astronaut, currently aboard The Aether on a return flight from Jupiter. This is the culmination of her career, the very reason for all the sacrifices she has made - the daughter she left behind, the marriage she couldn't save. But then something goes wrong with the ship's communication system.Marooned in the vast silence of space and the achingly beautiful sweep of the Arctic, both Augustine and Sully must find a way to make peace with the choices they have made and find a path to redemption.
Are we alone in the unfathomable vastness of the universe? Or are there other planets capable of generating and sustaining life in an atmosphere similar to Earth's? Fifty years of intensive searching for other solar systems produced no credible claim for an extrasolar planet. Then, in the last two exciting years, several teams of astronomers around the globe caught the first glimpses of a rich crop of giant, Jupiter-sized gas planets-the first compelling evidence that not only are there other Earth-like planets, but that they may well be more plentiful than ever imagined. With an insider's perspective, prominent planetary scientist Alan Boss takes you to the front lines of this ongoing race for discovery, revealing the behind-the-scenes story of scientific determination, frustration, and triumph. He leads readers to the mountaintop observatories that house the world's most powerful telescopes, and into the tension-filled scientific meetings where new results are announced and old results overturned, bringing the process of discovery vividly alive. Share in the roller-coaster ride as intricate observations of miniscule stellar wobbles raise hopes high that at last a true planet has been found, only to be shattered almost immediately by more powerful observations. Follow the checkered course as competing theories of planetary formation collide and what were thought to be planets dissolve into brown dwarfs, pulsars, and binary stars. Along the way we meet all the major players, from astronomer Peter van de Kamp, whose dreams of discovery lived on undeterred even after years of painstaking observations proved futile, to maverick NASA administrator Daniel Goldin, who dared to suggest in 1992 that 'perhaps, just perhaps, the next generation's legacy will be an image of a planet 30 light years from Earth.' We watch as the brilliant innovators Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz invent a new method for detection and, defying all odds, make the first major discovery by looking in territory where seasoned astronomers said no planets could ever be found. With remarkable clarity and an astronomer's insight, Alan Boss describes the ingenious techniques and intricate measurements that planet hunters use to detect objects that are so far away even the most powerful Earth-based telescopes cannot observe them directly. He also clearly explains the crucial role played by theorists who offer inventive new ideas to account for apparently impossible data, and captures the lively tension between theory and observation that defines the forefront of astronomical discovery. As so few books do, Looking for Earths allows readers to share in both the intellectual adventure of contemporary, high-tech discovery and the rough-and-tumble process of day-to-day scientific competition. Revealing the fierce determination required to establish and protect research programs, Alan Boss tells the inside stories of heated battles, such as the intense lobbying to save the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) project in 1993 and a blow-by-blow account of the infamous 1991 'Woods Hole Shootout' that determined the direction of big-ticket American astronomy for years to come. For anyone who ever dreamed of peering through the eyepiece of a massive telescope and glimpsing the far-distant reaches of our universe, Looking for Earths offers the excitement of astronomical observation and the intellectual adventure of discovering new worlds.
Maggie Swanson, attractive and accomplished manager of a medical clinic in Southern Ohio, has had a lifelong dream of becoming a successful fulltime artist, but can't see that happening in her small town. She also has a dream of regaining ownership of her old family home and small farm and turning it into an artist's retreat. Disillusioned after a failed romance, Maggie vacations at an ocean-side hotel in Jupiter, Florida in an attempt to make sense of her life and questionable future. Instead of sorting out her conflicting emotions, she meets the charming Dr. Brad Newsome, a Virginia gentleman fresh out of his medical residency and searching for a place to practice. But Brad has unresolved romantic interests. Maggie ends her vacation believing Brad has no place in her future. She leaves her job and her hometown to pursue her artistic dream. She moves to New Orleans to live in her Uncle Tom's antebellum home for a year of art study. Free of romantic entanglement, she succeeds beyond her wildest dream in the famous and exciting city. Will Maggie's long-lived dream of regaining the family home and farm come true? Will the paths of Maggie and Brad again merge and bring true happiness, or will their long separation doom any future entanglements? The answers may surprise you.