The Mapmaker s Wife

The Mapmaker s Wife Author Robert Whitaker
ISBN-10 9780786741847
Release 2008-11-05
Pages 368
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In the early years of the 18th century, a band of French scientists set off on a daring, decade-long expedition to South America in a race to measure the precise shape of the earth. Like Lewis and Clark's exploration of the American West, their incredible mission revealed the mysteries of a little-known continent to a world hungry for discovery. Scaling 16,000foot mountains in the Peruvian Andes, and braving jaguars, pumas, insects, and vampire bats in the jungle, the scientists barely completed their mission. One was murdered, another perished from fever, and a third-Jean Godin-nearly died of heartbreak. At the expedition's end, Jean and his Peruvian wife, Isabel Gramesón, became stranded at opposite ends of the Amazon, victims of a tangled web of international politics. Isabel's solo journey to reunite with Jean after their calamitous twenty-year separation was so dramatic that it left all of 18th-century Europe spellbound. Her survival-unprecedented in the annals of Amazon exploration-was a testament to human endurance, female resourcefulness, and the power of devotion.Drawing on the original writings of the French mapmakers, as well as his own experience retracing Isabel's journey, acclaimed writer Robert Whitaker weaves a riveting tale rich in adventure, intrigue, and scientific achievement. Never before told, The Mapmaker's Wife is an epic love story that unfolds against the backdrop of "the greatest expedition the world has ever known."



The island of the mapmaker s wife other tales

The island of the mapmaker s wife   other tales Author Marilyn Sides
ISBN-10 UOM:39015038127257
Release 1996-05-28
Pages 277
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Each of the stories in this stunning debut collection revolves around a collectors' object, which is eroticized as the character becomes obsessed with it and projects her own desires onto it. From Marilyn Sides, honored by The Kenyon Review as Best Emerging Fiction Writer.



The Mapmaker s War

The Mapmaker s War Author Ronlyn Domingue
ISBN-10 9781451688887
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 226
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Given a rare apprenticeship and tasked with charting her entire kingdom, young Aoife encounters a secretive culture of wealthy and peaceful people who she protects by enduring a harrowing exile. By the author of The Mercy of Thin Air.



Der englische Patient

Der englische Patient Author Michael Ondaatje
ISBN-10 9783446248298
Release 2014-08-25
Pages 328
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Der Krieg ist weitergezogen. In einer verlassenen Villa in Florenz sind vier Menschen gestrandet, die Zug um Zug ihre Leidenschaften und Wünsche, ihre Geschichte und Existenz voreinander enthüllen. Ein atemberaubendes Spiel um Tod und Leben beginnt. Der Roman wurde von Anthony Minghalla mit Juliette Binoche, Willam Defoe und Jürgen Prochnow verfilmt.



Dissemblings

Dissemblings Author S. P. Elledge
ISBN-10 9780595615353
Release 2008-12-05
Pages 256
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Here, from the author of the collections Ensemble, Assemblage, and Semblances, is another collection of short stories and fictional pieces, twenty-one in all, and many of which have been previously published.



The Mapmaker s Daughter

The Mapmaker s Daughter Author Laurel Corona
ISBN-10 9781402286506
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 368
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"Vividly detailed and beautifully written, this is a pleasure to read, a thoughtful, deeply engaging story of the power of faith to navigate history's rough terrain."—Booklist How Far Would You Go To Stay True to Yourself? Spain, 1492. On the eve of the Jewish expulsion from Spain, Amalia Riba stands at a crossroads. In a country violently divided by religion, she must either convert to Christianity and stay safe, or remain a Jew and risk everything. It's a choice she's been walking toward her whole life, from the days of her youth when her family lit the Shabbat candles in secret. Back then, she saw the vast possibility of the world, outlined in the beautiful pen and ink maps her father created. But the world has shifted and contracted since then. The Mapmaker's Daughter is a stirring novel about identity, exile, and what it means to be home. "A close look at the great costs and greater rewards of being true to who you really are. A lyrical journey to the time when the Jews of Spain were faced with the wrenching choice of deciding their future as Jews—a pivotal period of history and inspiration today."—Margaret George, New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth I "The many twists and turns in the life of the mapmaker's daughter, Amalia, mirror the tenuous and harrowing journey of the Jewish community in fifteenth-century Iberia, showing how family and faith overcame even the worst the Inquisition could inflict on them."—Anne Easter Smith, author of Royal Mistress and A Rose for the Crown "A powerful love story ignites these pages, making the reader yearn for more as they come to know Amalia and Jamil, two of the most compelling characters in recent historical fiction. An absolute must-read!"—Michelle Moran, author of The Second Empress and Madam Tussaud



Die Stadt der besonderen Kinder

Die Stadt der besonderen Kinder Author Ransom Riggs
ISBN-10 9783426428290
Release 2015-01-28
Pages 480
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Mit Müh und Not konnten Jakob und die besonderen Kinder aus der Zeitschleife, der Insel Cairnholm, vor ihren Feinden fliehen. Nun sind sie im England der 1940er Jahre gestrandet, immer noch verfolgt und ohne Beistand von Miss Peregrine, die sich nicht mehr in ihre Menschengestalt verwandeln kann. Um Miss Peregrine zu retten, brauchen die Kinder eine andere Magierin. Gerüchteweise lebt eine in London, und so machen sie sich auf den gefährlichen Weg in die zerbombte Stadt. Dort angekommen, finden sie schließlich Miss Wren und glauben schon, gerettet zu sein. Doch ausgerechnet hier, in ihrer vermeintlichen Zuflucht, erwartet sie der größte Verrat.



Die Henkerstochter

Die Henkerstochter Author Oliver Pötzsch
ISBN-10 9783548920672
Release 2010-09-08
Pages 512
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Kurz nach dem Dreißigjährigen Krieg wird in der bayerischen Stadt Schongau ein sterbender Junge aus dem Lech gezogen. Eine Tätowierung deutet auf Hexenwerk hin und sofort beschuldigen die Schongauer die Hebamme des Ortes. Der Henker Jakob Kuisl soll ihr unter Folter ein Geständnis entlocken, doch er ist überzeugt: die alte Frau ist unschuldig. Unterstützt von seiner Tochter Magdalena und dem jungen Stadtmedicus macht er sich auf die Suche nach dem Täter.



Nicolas Louis De La Caille Astronomer and Geodesist

Nicolas Louis De La Caille  Astronomer and Geodesist Author Ian Stewart Glass
ISBN-10 9780191649608
Release 2012-12-13
Pages 200
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La Caille was one of the observational astronomers and geodesists who followed Newton in developing ideas about celestial mechanics and the shape of the earth. He provided data to the great 18th-century mathematicians involved in understanding the complex gravitational effects that the heavenly bodies have on one another. Observing from the Cape of Good Hope, he made the first ever telescopic sky survey and gave many of the southern constellations their present-day names. He measured the paths of the planets and determined their distances by trigonometry. In addition, he made a controversial measurement of the radius of the earth that seemed to prove it was pear-shaped. On a practical level, La Caille developed the method of `Lunars' for determining longitudes at sea. He mapped the Cape. As an influential teacher he propagated Newton's theory of universal gravitation at a time when it was only beginning to be accepted on the European continent. This book gives the most comprehensive overview so far available of La Caille's life and work, showing how he interacted with his often difficult colleagues. It places special emphasis on his life at, and his observations and comments on, the Cape of Good Hope, where he spent the years 1751-53.



The Mapmaker s Monsters

The Mapmaker s Monsters Author Rob Stevens
ISBN-10 9780330503600
Release 2017-01-01
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When Christopher Columbus-wannabe Rupert Lilywhite decides to set sail and discover a new land - it's all the rage in the fifteenth century - Walter Bailey and his twelve-year-old nephew Hugo are employed as the ship's mapmakers. And when the sailors do eventually spot a mystery island, it is Walter and Hugo who are dispatched to investigate (nobody else can be bothered). Arriving on a beach of purple sand, the intrepid pair believe that they have found paradise . . . until Walter is picked off by a giant flying rat. But with the help of some weird and wonderful talking creatures, including Pigasus the flutterhog, Delphina the water-breathing merphin and Savage, the tiny but fearless mouse, Hugo is given a chance to save his uncle and put his mapmaking training to the test.



Reise durch einen einsamen Kontinent

Reise durch einen einsamen Kontinent Author Andreas Altmann
ISBN-10 3832164200
Release 2017-04-13
Pages 272
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Reise durch einen einsamen Kontinent has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Reise durch einen einsamen Kontinent also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Reise durch einen einsamen Kontinent book for free.



Arthur

Arthur Author Mikael Lindnord
ISBN-10 9783841904867
Release 2016-10-06
Pages 240
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Inmitten des ecuadorianischen Dschungels trifft der schwedische Extremsportler Mikael mit seinem Team auf einen verwahrlosten Straßenhund – ausgemergelt und mit Wunden übersät: Arthur. Der Hund weicht ihm nicht mehr von der Seite und folgt ihm selbst durch knietiefen Matsch und im Kayak. Nach 650 km durch die Wildnis Ecuadors steht nicht mehr das Gewinnen des Rennens im Vordergrund sondern das neue Teammitglied heil nach Hause zu bringen. Für Leser des Bestsellers "Bob, der Streuner"



The Mapmaker s Daughter

The Mapmaker s Daughter Author Katherine Nouri Hughes
ISBN-10 9781504047043
Release 2017-07-25
Pages 368
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A novel of the Venetian girl who became the most powerful woman in the Ottoman Empire—perfect for fans of Netflix’s Magnificent Century. The Ottoman Empire was at the height of its power during the sixteenth century when Cecilia Baffo Veniero was kidnapped from her Venetian homeland and chosen to be the wife of Selim II, successor to Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. She would be known as Nurbanu. The Mapmaker’s Daughter vividly imagines the confession of Nurbanu as she lies on her sickbed narrating the spectacular story of her rise to the pinnacle of imperial power, determined to understand how her extraordinary destiny was shaped. With unflinching candor, Nurbanu reviews the desires and motives that have both propelled and harmed her, as she considers her role as a devoted yet manipulative mother, helping to orchestrate her son’s succession to the throne. Serving as the appointed enforcer of one of the empire’s most crucial and shocking laws, Nurbanu confronts the consequences of her loves and her choices—right up to one last shattering revelation.



Mapmaker

Mapmaker Author Barbara Mitchell
ISBN-10 0889775036
Release 2017-10-07
Pages 352
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A story of exploration, family ties, and how the territorial interests of a large corporation enabled scientific study of the natural world, Mapmaker is the first biography of Philip Turnor, the surveyor who traversed and mapped vast areas of northern Canada.



The Mapmaker s Daughter

The Mapmaker s Daughter Author Mary-Claire Helldorfer
ISBN-10 0027435156
Release 1991
Pages 40
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Suchen, the daughter of a mapmaker, goes on a journey through an enchanted land to find the king's son.



Red Rising

Red Rising Author Pierce Brown
ISBN-10 9783641147419
Release 2014-10-27
Pages 576
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Wenn du Gerechtigkeit willst, musst du dafür kämpfen! Der junge Darrow lebt in einer Welt, in der die Menschheit die Erde verlassen und die Planeten erobert hat. Bei der Besiedlung des Mars kommt ihm eine wichtige Aufgabe zu, das jedenfalls glaubt Darrow, der in den Minen im Untergrund schuftet, um eines Tages die Oberfläche des Mars bewohnbar zu machen. Doch dann erkennt er, dass er und seine Leidensgenossen von einer herrschenden Klasse ausgebeutet werden. Denn der Mars ist längst erschlossen, und die Oberschicht lebt in luxuriösen Städten inmitten üppiger Parklandschaften. Sein tief verwurzelter Gerechtigkeitssinn lässt Darrow nur eine Wahl: sich gegen die Unterdrücker aufzulehnen. Dabei führt ihn sein Weg zunächst ins Zentrum der Macht. Der unerschrockene Darrow schleust sich in ihr sagenumwobenes Institut ein, in dem die Elite herangezogen wird. Denn um sie vernichtend schlagen zu können, muss er einer von ihnen werden ...



The Genius of Affection

The Genius of Affection Author Marilyn Sides
ISBN-10 0517704447
Release 1999
Pages 257
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Lucy, a forty-year-old professor at a Boston-area college, juggles three very different men in her life--the comfortable but passionless David; Arthur, a doting older man; and the passionate Michael--only to discover that while each appeals to one part of her nature, none brings her complete happiness. 12,500 first printing.