Earth was at bursting point, in spite of the birth restrictions of only one child to each couple. Extra children existed in a sub-cultured world or were rounded up into slavery. The only hope was the space platform -- the jumping-off point for the colonization of other worlds. But more Talents were needed to build and operate those platforms. Rhyssa Owen was the one responsible, both for finding Talents and training them. And when she felt the first encroachment of a mind reaching out to her, she knew it was exceptional -- a fourteen-year-old boy with incredibly powerful kinetic ability. And in the seamy underworld of near-criminal children was another brilliant mind in danger from a ruthless group of child kidnappers. Rhyssa knew she had to find the two children and train them for the survival of earth.
The History and Development of the World's First Operational Vertical Take-off and Landing Jet Engine
Author: Andrew Dow
Pubpsher: Pen and Sword
The conception of the Pegasus engine in 1957 upset all the conventions of aircraft design. It was previously usual for aircraft designers to seek a suitable engine, but this was an engine that sought an aircraft. The aircraft that resulted was the famous Harrier that is still in front-line service with air forces around the world including the RAF and US Marine Corps. This book takes an in-depth look at the engine's original design concept, initial production and flight testing. It then goes on to explain how the developments and improvements have been made over the ensuing years and includes experiences of operational combat flying, both from land and sea. The book is written in a non technical style that makes comfortable reading for all enthusiasts and historians and is copiously illustrated with many previously unseen photographs and diagrams.
Peter Reidinger was the most brilliant and powerful telepath and telekinetic yet discovered on earth.He was also barely fifteen years old and a paraplegic who 'moved' his body through kinesis.When the telepaths of earth suspected a plot to take over Padrugoi, the newly manned space station, they realised they needed his unique gifts to foil the insane plans of Barchenka, the space construction manager, but even they didn't realise how strong were his abilities to 'read' the minds of those about him and move heavy loads over vast distances. As his career progressed, so his talents increased beyond the dreams of those trying to reach out into space.Peter Reidinger was going to be the salvation of man's exploration of the stars. And even as he became the most important man on earth, so his friendship with the tiny orphan girl found in the floods of Bangladesh grew and flourished.For Amariyah too had psychic gifts which no-one, at first, could define.But these 'special' people were constantly at risk - hated and feared by the avaricious, the evil and the ignorant, whose constant ambition was to destroy Peter Reidinger and those like him.
Every two hundred years or so, shimmering Threads fall from space, raining death and black ruin on Pern. The great dragons of Pern hurl themselves through the beleagured skies, flaming tongues of fire to destroy deadly Thread and save the Planet. But it was not Threadfall that made young Menolly unhappy. It was her father who betrayed her ambition to be a Harper, who thwarted her love of music. Menolly had no choice but to run away. When, suddenly, she came upon a group of fire lizards, wild and smaller relatives of the fire-breathing dragons, she let her music swirl around them. She taught nine of them to sing. Suddenly Menolly was no longer alone -- she was Mistress of Music and Ward of the dazzling fire dragons.
Release on 2012-01-18 | by Harry Lorayne,Jerry Lucas
The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play
Author: Harry Lorayne,Jerry Lucas
Pubpsher: Ballantine Books
Unleash the hidden power of your mind It’s there in all of us. A mental resource we don’t think much about. Memory. And now there’s a way to master its power. . . . Through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas’s simple, fail-safe memory system, you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful at work, at school, in sports, and at play. • Read with speed and greater understanding. • File phone numbers, data, figures, and appointments right in your head. • Send those birthday and anniversary cards on time. • Learn foreign words and phrases with ease. • Shine in the classroom and shorten study hours. • Dominate social situations: Remember and use important personal details. Begin today. The change in your life will be unforgettable
Release on 2007-08-17 | by Tim Furniss,Shayler David,Michael D. Shayler
Author: Tim Furniss,Shayler David,Michael D. Shayler
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
This flagship work charts a complete chronological log of orbital manned spaceflight. Included are the X-15 "astroflights" of the 1960s, and the two 1961 Mercury and Redstone missions which were non-orbital. There is an image depicting each manned spaceflight, and data boxes containing brief biographies of all the space travelers. The main text is a narrative of each mission, its highlights and accomplishments, including the strange facts and humorous stories connected to every mission. The resulting book is a handy reference to all manned spaceflights, the names of astronauts and cosmonauts who flew on each mission, their roles and accomplishments.
Ever since I started learning to play the guitar fifty-some years ago, writing my own songs and putting words to rhythm and rhyme has become a sort of hobby that I use to fill my spare time. Whenever I feel that some phrase, concept, or event in my life warrants expression in song or poetic verse, I sit down and work it out in the moment and then store it away in one of my notebooks. Over the years, and as my consciousness moves increasingly into spiritual things, expressing concepts poetically seems the natural medium for spiritual thoughts and feelings and thus my writings turn more to poetry and poetic prose. One day I decided to organize them into coherent order and only then did it occur to me that someone else might be interested in that which had flowed so effortlessly off the end of my pen over the years. There are roughly 40 poems, 19 song lyrics, 7 letters or stories, and six author s commentaries here between these covers. Hopefully, more than a few will be inspiring, entertaining, or provoking of profound thought. If, however there is just one that you read over and over again down through the years, this book will be worthy of its place in your family library.
"Big Happiness is extremely important to our community. Mark Panek's biography of Percy Kipapa speaks to the consequences of the destruction of Hawai'i's rural neighborhoods, unchecked development, the ice epidemic, the failures of government, sumo, intricate family and neighbor relationships, and more. What is most impressive is Panek's ability to weave all of these complex topics together in a seamless narrative that connects all the dots. Part mystery, part investigative journalism, part poignant Island portrait, this work contains an emotional element that binds the reader to the subjects in a dignified yet touching way, showing compassion and even affection for people while revealing their flaws and shortcomings. This book will resonate with an Island audience and with anyone interested in Hawai'i." --Victoria Kneubuhl, Hawai'i writer and playwright "This book tells of personal triumphs and failures, and also the triumphs and failures of families, communities, organizations, agencies, governments, and churches dealing with the multiple consequences of 'progress' in contemporary Hawai'i. There have been heroes and villains at all levels--frequently, the same individuals and agencies are both at the same time. The story of Percy Kipapa is especially poignant because professional sumo gave him a unique opportunity to transcend Hawai'i's culture of colonialism, racism, poverty, and drug addiction, which in the end all brought him down anyway. Mark Panek has done a masterful job of weaving these strands together."--Reverend Bob Nakata, former Hawai'i state senator "Spanning the history of Waikane and the brutality of Japan's national sport, Big Happiness is a remarkably ambitious piece that links one man's murder to the ice epidemic, land development, and political corruption in Hawai'i. Mark Panek's meticulously researched, skillfully written, heartbreaking story, filled with voices that ring true, is an indictment of an entire system that crushed a gentle giant. While other Hawai'i writers dwell in 'take me back to da kine' nostalgia, Panek tells it like it really is." --Chris McKinney, author of The Tattoo and Mililani Mauka
It is a dark day in the forest when teenagers Mathew and Sue Robert discover unfamiliar surroundings while playing in the woodlands where they live with their father. As they spot a bright light they move towards it, hoping it would help guide them. But fear washes over them when they meet a stranger in the woods. The man said the teens were expected, according to an ancient text. Although alarmed they follow him deeper into the forest, where they are introduced to a great wolf named Quasar. Quasar asks Mathew and Sue to find six magical objects, which will remove an evil spell placed upon him by the witch Xaviera. As they journey over this magical land, Mathew and Sue must answer riddles and solve puzzles in order to find the next object. Can they complete all six steps within twenty-four hours? Who can they trust on their quest to help Quasar? Travel along with Mathew and Sue in this special forest, experience magic and magical creatures: dragons, unicorns, centaurs, dwarfs, elves, and fairies, and help save Quasar and the Eye of the Serpent.
The glider-borne operation to capture Pegasus Bridge has an established place in the annals of warfare. Conducted by Major John Howard and his company of Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry it was a superbly daring, brilliantly executed coup de main assault. Equally brave was the seizure of the Orne bridges by airborne forces and the defense against ferocious German counter attacks over a prolonged period.The author who has a deep specialized knowledge of the are and period uses extensive personal accounts to tell this thrilling and inspiring story. He covers events and operations from Ranville in the East to Benouville in the West and this embraces the fierce fighting by 7th, 12th and 13th Parachute Battalions and reinforcements such as the Commandos, sea borne engineers and the Warwicks.This splendid book will be enjoyed by those at home and those who are lucky enough to visit these historic sites.