In this ode to classic creature fiction, a team of scientists is called to investigate an infestation of Cicada in Florida. When the expedition encounters severe devastation of flora and fauna in the forest and some abnormally large insect casements, they find out they are dealing with a new and aggressive offshoot of the species. (8115 words)
San Gabriel es un hacienda en el interior del Perú. A ella acude, por razones familiares, un adolescente criado en la capital. «Pero San Gabriel no es un casa, como tú crees», le advierte Jacinto, «el loco» de la familia, «ni un pueblo.
Es una selva». Y, de hecho, en contra de toda expectativa, lo que encuentra Lucho en ese mundo rural, de mucha generaciones de terratenientes, es una comunidad que, como toda comunidad cerrada y aislada por mucho tiempo, «con sólo respirar el aire, se envenena» y en la que «el pez más grande se come al chico» y «los débiles no tienen derecho a vivir»…Pese a la atracción que ejerce sobre él su prima Leticia, mala y perversa, Lucho empezará a sentir el peso de las miserias amorosas, las intrigas, las rivalidades, los engaños y la saña gratuita con los que se entretienen sus parientes del campo. Sólo el gran terremoto hará tambalear ese mundo hasta entonces indemne y, una vez «abierta la brecha, unas llaman a otras y pronto son legión».
A fifth year veterinary student at UW-Madison, Rune Nqumayo was far from being your typical college student. The leader of a local pack of shape shifters, her life was a long string of sacrifices in the name of honor and duty. Busting up a vampire party one night begins a chain reaction, tossing her deep into strange truths and a taste of forbidden love that will challenge everything she has ever known.Will Rune follow the path she has walked all her life? Or will she give into her heart and risk becoming an out- cast among her own people?
This is the tragic, beautiful tale of a girl without a soul. I am that girl and this is my story.
Let’s start at the middle . . . I ran after him, my feet sinking into the sand with each stride. The distance between us was good. I could pursue him if he kept running. I could breathe if he kept running. If he kept running, he was safe from the monster within me. Aura and Nyte are recovering from the aftermath of their encounter with The Mystress. With the whereabouts of the rest of the guard unknown, they begin to battle a new enemy – Aura’s aggressive addiction to Nyte’s power. With Druelca on the prowl, a giant cat-beast lurking in the crystal sands, and talk of moons and angels, their struggles are just beginning.
Bobby and his stepmom have crossed the line into the unthinkable. Now they contemplate the unconscionable. Come enter a world of lust, sin, and depravity between a recently married woman and a younger man. What the father doesn't know wont hurt him, and its a good thing too, because he would lose faith in all humanity if he were ever to find out. Guaranteed to keep you turning pages and keep you on the edge of your seat as you read. The sheer torridity of what is being contemplated in this story will drive anyone wild.
Starting with a discussion of light, soil, and water requirements for keeping plants in aquariums, the next chapter gives the reader guidelines for choosing the right plants for their tanks. The major portion of this work teaches how to plan for, purchase, and install plants in the aquarium.
This lavishly illustrated publucation illuminates Camille Pissarro's remarkable transformation from a Barbizon-style landscape painter to one of the leaders of the emerging Impressionist movement. This is the first major examination of the revolutionary landscape paintings Pissarro created between 1864 and 1874. During this pivotal decade in the artist's career, Pissarro produced his most beautiful and innovative canvases and his experimental techniques and vision laid the groundwork for an entire generation of painters. This publication brings together approximately 50 of these exquisite paintings, from key works included in the Salon exhibitions of the 1860s to a powerful selection of landscapes seen in the first Impressionist show of 1874. Many of these paintings are drawn from major museums around the world and rarely shown private collections. Along with full-color reproductions and in-depth catalogue entries on the paintings are essays on the development of Pissarro's painting style from 1864 to 1874, and on the influence of place in his work--acknowledging his formative years in St. Thomas and Venezuela as well as his fascination with the countryside surrounding Paris. Technical studies of several of the artist's paintings from the 1860s reveal new insights into the artist's creative process. This volume accompanies an exhibition organized by The Baltimore Museum of Art. It will travel to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Tennessee and the Milwaukee Museum of Art in 2007.