Download Alchemy and Alchemists by Sean Martin PDF

By Sean Martin

Alchemy has commonly been seen as 'the heritage of an error', an instance of mediaeval gullibility and greed, within which alchemists attempted to show lead into gold, create magnificent wealth and locate the elixir of existence. yet alchemy has additionally been defined as 'the mightiest mystery guy can possess', and it obsessed the likes of Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle and lots of of the founders of recent technology. This booklet explores the heritage of the so-called Royal artwork, from its mysterious beginnings in Egypt and China, in the course of the Hellenistic international and the early years of Islam and into mediaeval Europe. the various maximum minds of the center a long time, figures corresponding to Albertus Magnus, Roger Bacon and Thomas Aquinas have been attracted to alchemy, and mythical alchemists similar to Nicholas Flamel have been inspiration to have truly succeeded find The Philosopher's Stone. throughout the Renaissance, Paracelsus and his fans helped revolutionise drugs, and through the 17th century, alchemy performed a big position in paving the best way for contemporary technological know-how. throughout the 20th century, it grew to become a spotlight of curiosity for the psychologist Carl Jung and his fans, who believed that the alchemists had found the subconscious. during this totally revised version, Sean Martin has extended the sections on chinese language and Indian alchemy and has further new fabric at the dating among alchemy and early sleek technology, whereas additionally creating a clean evaluate of this so much enduringly mysterious and interesting of topics, to which all others were defined as 'child's play'.

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By Tami Hoag

From no 1 long island instances bestselling writer Tami Hoag comes a unique version that includes of her romantic classics in a single impossible to resist quantity. This unforgettable pair of novels is bound to excite the sweetheart and thrill the romantic in each reader.TempestuousAlexandra Gianni had come to Briarwood together with her toddler daughter, Isabella, to begin over. decided to rebuild her existence and the ramshackle farm she’d bought with the final of her funds, Alex had one objective: independence. She wasn’t searching for one other dating or the painful revelations she’d need to proportion approximately her earlier. such a lot of all, she wasn’t trying to find a guy like Christian Atherton, who may lead her dangerously off target. however the good-looking, aristocratic English rider won’t settle for that it’s too overdue for Alex or that she has to maintain running…from her earlier and him.Restless HeartAs a world-renowned globe-trotting photographer, Danielle Hamilton used to be at domestic with Tibetan nomads and Kenyan bushmen. yet she didn’t imagine she’d live to tell the tale six weeks within the “wilds” of latest Orleans babysitting her sister’s 5 young children. Then aid arrives within the kind of the main not going nanny Danielle may well think. Tall, darkish, and Cajun, Remy Doucet isn’t quite a nanny and he isn’t accepting Danielle’s simple task that real love isn’t within the playing cards for her. He’s confident that her strength of will mask a deeper have to enable pass, and he’s made up our minds to turn out she may well belief him with the reminiscence of a tragedy that also haunts her goals.

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Terror hides its real shape within the blackest of shadows, patiently ready to unharness a neverending nightmare upon these silly -- or bold -- sufficient to discover its evil visage. From the farthest reaches of twisted imaginations to the inner most, such a lot intimate recesses of tortured minds, this choice of heart-stopping, bone-chilling stories unearths an international of unseen, unstated horrors that may tear at your very soul, at the same time they seize you by means of the throat. sign up for Ray Bradbury, Graham Masterton, Dan Simmons, F. Paul Wilson, and different masters of the macabre as they take readers to the main hideous of geographical regions to find the evil that lurks in the back of the depths of darkness.

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Download The Oxford book of Victorian ghost stories by Michael Cox PDF

By Michael Cox

The Victorians excelled at telling ghost tales. In an age of quick clinical development, the assumption of a vindictive previous in a position to succeed in out and violate the current held a unique strength for terror. in the course of the 19th century, fictional ghost tales built in parallel with the extra basic Victorian fascination with demise and what lay past it. notwithstanding they have been as a lot part of the cultural and literary cloth of the age as imperial self assurance, the easiest of the tales nonetheless maintain their unique strength to shock and unsettle.

In Victorian Ghost Stories, the editors map out the advance of the ghost tale from 1850 to the early years of the 20th century and reveal the significance of this manner of brief fiction in Victorian pop culture. in addition to reprinting tales by way of supernatural experts similar to J. S. Le Fanu and M. R. James, this option emphasizes the major function performed by means of girls writers--including Elizabeth Gaskell, Rhoda Broughton, and Charlotte Riddell--and deals one or actual rarities. different writers represented comprise Charles Dickens, Henry James, Wilkie Collins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and R. L. Stevenson. there's additionally a desirable advent and a chronological record of ghost tale collections from 1850 to 1910.

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