La Quinta Ola
Author: Richard Yancey
After the first wave hit, the lights went out. After the second wave, the lucky made it out alive. After the third wave, only the unfortunate survived. After the fourth wave, you couldn't trust anyone. After the fifth wave, Cassie finds herself fleeing the beings that look like us. She knows her only way to stay alive is to stay alone. When she meets Evan, he strikes her as someone who could help her find her little brother. The moment has come for her to make a decision--trust him or give up hope and abandon the fight.
The 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: Large Print Press
Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.
The Infinite Sea
Author: Rick Yancey
The riveting follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The 5th Wave, hailed by Justin Cronin as “wildly entertaining.” How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity. Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race. Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate. Praise for The 5th Wave “Just read it.”—Entertainment Weekly “A modern sci-fi masterpiece.”—USA Today “Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”—Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review “Nothing short of amazing.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Gripping!”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Everyone I trust is telling me to read this book.”—The Atlantic Wire
The Last Star
Author: Rick Yancey
Author: Cat Patrick
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Each night at precisely 4:33 am, while sixteen-year-old London Lane is asleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all she can "remember" are events from her future. London is used to relying on reminder notes and a trusted friend to get through the day, but things get complicated when a new boy at school enters the picture. Luke Henry is not someone you'd easily forget, yet try as she might, London can't find him in her memories of things to come. When London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flash-forwards, as the case may be, she realizes it's time to learn about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.
The Final Descent
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In the fourth and final horrific adventure in the award-winning Monstrumologist series, Will Henry encounters unprecedented terror, a terror that delves into the depths of the human soul. Will Henry has been through more than seems possible for a boy of fourteen. He’s been on the brink of death on more than one occasion, he has gazed into hell—and hell has stared back at him, and known his face. But through it all, Dr. Warthrop has been at his side. When Dr. Warthrop fears that Will’s loyalties may be shifting, he turns on Will with a fury, determined to reclaim his young apprentice’s devotion. And so Will must face one of the most horrific creatures of his monstrumology career—and he must face it alone. Over the course of one day, Will’s life—and Pellinor Warthrop’s destiny—will hang in the balance. In the terrifying depths of the Monstrumarium, they will face a monster more terrible than any they could have imagined—and their fates will be decided. “Beyond a simple finale, this is a brave statement about the duplexity of good and evil, and the deadly trap in which all of us are snared” (Booklist, starred review).
Flesh-eating danger abounds in the chilling sequel to The Monstrumologist that is “as fast-paced, elegant, and yes, gruesome as its predecessor” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). While Dr. Warthrop is attempting to disprove that Homo vampiris, the vampire, could exist, his former fiancée asks him to save her husband, who has been captured by a Wendigo—a creature that starves even as it gorges itself on human flesh. Although Dr. Warthrop considers the Wendigo to be fictitious, he relents and performs the rescue—but is he right to doubt the Wendigo’s existence? Can the doctor and Will Henry hunt down the ultimate predator, who, like the legendary vampire, is neither living nor dead, and whose hunger for human flesh is never satisfied? This second book in The Monstrumologist series explores the line between myth and reality, love and hate, genius and madness.
El fensmeno de la globalizacisn ha irrumpido en nuestras vidas, llegando a conmocionar a toda la sociedad. El autor procede a liberar el concepto de globalizacisn de su identificacisn con la mundializacisn de la economma, que es sslo uno de sus vectores determinantes, y emprende un analisis de aquellas consecuencias del proceso global que ya han hecho acto de presencia (agonma de la distancia, aceleracisn del tiempo, desaparicisn de intermediarios inztiles, cambios en el sistema piramidal de transmisisn de inteligencia en las organizacisnes, una nueva forma de hacer economma) y otras que se anuncian (mejora de la calidad de la democracia, paso de la Sociedad de la Informacisn a la Sociedad del Conocimiento Ztil, constitucionalismo global, nueva sociedad global. Asimismo identifica el gran reto social de lograr orientar adecuadamente las fuerzas positivas desencadenadas por el fensmeno globalizador, de forma que sus posibles beneficios pudieran alcanzarnos a todos. En su analisis cobra especial importancia la situacisn europea que aparece con problematicas concretas en cierto modo ya superadas en el contexto norteamericano y que explican el adelanto y fortaleza de Estados Unidos.
Alfred Kropp was just trying to survive high school when his guardian uncle gets him roped into a suspicious get-rich-quick scheme that changes his life forever: stealing Excalibur - the legendary sword of King Arthur. But after Alfred unwittingly delivers the sword into the hands of the enemy, he sets off on an unlikely quest to try to right his wrong and save the world from imminent destruction. This gripping, fast-paced, and often hilarious novel is both a thrilling adventure story and an engaging account of one boy's coming of age.
Celia, hurt by her parents' separation, the loss of her friend, and a classmate's cruelty, has only her poetry for solace until Drake Berlin befriends her, comes out to her, and seeks her help in connecting with the boy he left behind.
Author: Tim Burford
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
This guide to Chile refreshingly focuses on the country's natural history and culture. It encompasses every aspect of this geographically diverse country, from the immense deserts and peaks in the north, via the fertile central valleys, to the dense rainforests and glaciers of the south. There is opportunity to discover the culture of Chile, including mummies from the 5th century BC found in the Atacama Desert and Inca ruins. Travellers can hike the Andes, savour fine and affordable wine, and venture off shore to sail and kayak. This guide details every aspect of travel, from accommodation and eating out to national parks and sailing, in this most easy of Latin American countries for independent travellers.
The Arab uprisings of 2011 have sparked much scholarly discussion with regards to democratisation, the resilience of authoritarian rule, mobilisation patterns, and the relationship between secularism and Islam, all under the assumption that politics has changed for good in North Africa and the Middle East. While acknowledging the post-2011 transformations taking place in the region, this book brings to the forefront an understudied, yet crucial, aspect related to the uprisings, namely the interplay between continuity and change. Challenging simplified representations built around the positions that either ‘all has changed’ or ‘nothing has changed’, the in-depth case studies in this volume demonstrate how elements both of continuity, and rupture with the past, are present in the post-uprising landscapes of Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. Public policy, contentious politics, the process of institution making and re-making, and the relations of power connecting national and international economies are at the core of the comparative investigations included in the book. The volume makes an important contribution to the study of North African politics, and to the study of political change and stability, by contrasting the different trajectories of the uprisings, and by offering theoretical reflections on their meaning, consequences and scope. This book was originally published as a special issue of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.