Description : The great City of Penance is the oldest settlement on the Forge, literally containing millions of years of history in its deep hulking mass. Though nearly forty million souls call the city home, less than half of one percent of the city's locations are inhabited. The bulk of the Pedestal is a madly stacked and sprawling ruin, only superficially explored by the relentless rafters and treasure-seekers of the surface world. Every home in the city has a hundred others lost beneath it, and every city street stands atop an incredible three-dimensional maze of corridors, alleyways, and crawlspaces - a maze where time has left nothing unchanged, eroding and distorting the framework of magic and even the laws of physics themselves.Long past the grasp of any human control, the ruins of Penance have become a true landscape, vast, beautiful, and unforgiving, with their own unique ecosystem and their own set of hazards and comforts. Strange plants and creatures have evolved in the eternally darkened streets below the city, and prey upon those foolish enough to step out of the city's gilded cage of civilization.Wrack and Ruin is an essential guidebook for anyone intoxicated by the forgotten secrets of the past, or by the potential power lost within the great city's crumbling majesty. Don't leave your Bloodhold without it!
Description : This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X RELATING HOW THE BROTHERS OUTWITTED A LANDLORD, A NIGHT WATCHMAN AND A CONSTABLE, AND HOW A LEAD MINE SERVED AS A HIDING-PLACE FOR THE COMPANY'S BAGGAGE The next three weeks brought its share of hardships, but the boys struggled on bravely. The weather was biting cold, and as considerable of the traveling from town to town was by means of sleds, the young entertainers suffered severely. During the second week there was a slight increase in business, but the surplus in the treasury was required to the last dollar to settle two or three hotel bills left standing during the week before. One Saturday night in a Wisconsin mining town the gloom of despair settled like a pall over the spirits of the brothers. A wrestling-match, given in the outskirts of the town by the lead-miners, had proved such a strong counterattraction to the Classic Concert Company that the janitor and a few boys in the gallery composed the audience that night. The receipts were not sufficient to even wipe out the hotel bill, and besides there was the transfer man to settle with, the hall to pay for, and tickets to be bought to the next stand. The boys had succeeded several times in getting credit from landlords, but the Boniface of the mining town refused to listen to a suggestion of this kind, even when receipted board-bills, paid a week after contracting, had been shown him. He even threatened to attach the trunks of the company in the opera-house. They had nothing to leave for security, and the situation looked hopeless. At midnight the boys were walking the streets, sorrowfully discussing their plight. The landlord was waiting for morning to swear out his attachment. There were no trains out of town that night, but to be doubly sure that his prey might not...
Description : A guidebook to the Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. The book describes 75 day walks of between 1km and 26km long, in Royal Natal National Park, Cathedral Peak, Monk's Cowl, Injisuthi, Giant's Castle, Highmoor, Kamberg, Lotheni, the Himeville and Underberg districts, plus Bushman's Nek. Graded from easy to strenuous, the walks take in the spectacular natural beauty of the area. Written by a qualified Safari Guide, this book covers 11 areas of the Maloti-Drakensberg Park. It combines clear route descriptions and maps with inspirational photographs, alongside lots of information about local wildlife and the facilities available in each area covered. This range of huge peaks, towering basalt cliffs, massive sandstone outcrops and deep gorges forms the core of an area of unlimited potential for walkers, until recently little known outside South Africa. The area has a unique geological structure and a fascinating history as well as a large variety of antelope and other mammals and a regular bird list of over 200 species.
Description : Africa is a true hotspot for snake diversity, with several hundred species. Unfortunately, a scared snake or one that is trodden on may bite, and some species have venom that can prove fatal. The Dangerous Snakes of Africa is an indispensable guide to these reptiles. It covers all 137 dangerous snake species in Africa, along with another 70 species that are easily confused with them. All are described, with each account looking in detail at their identification, habitat and distribution, behaviour and venom, as well as how to treat bites and a selection of photographs, accompanied by an accurate range map. Introductory sections cover the major snake groups, their venom characteristics, how to avoid snake bites and first-aid advice. This comprehensive book is an essential tool for all naturalists, conservationists, educators, field workers and medical personnel throughout Africa.
Description : WOW your guest in any Party or Gathering with 365 TOP-NOTCH COLD APPETIZER RECIPES!➽ Today's Special Price! ➽ SALE! 85% OFF ➽ 6.99 0.99✩★✩ Read this book for FREE on the Kindle Unlimited NOW DOWNLOAD FREE eBook (PDF) included ILLUSTRATIONS of 365 recipes right after conclusion! ✩★✩ To come up with the best cold appetizers in the book "Cold Appetizer 365: Enjoy 365 Days With Amazing Cold Appetizer Recipes In Your Own Cold Appetizer Cookbook! (Antipasto Recipes, Deviled Egg Cookbook, Deviled Egg Recipe, Chip And Dip Cookbook [Book 1]", we tested each recipe extensively, making sure they're all delicious and perfect. It isn't easy to foresee what will happen at a party (Surprises are part of the fun!). Using these cold appetizer recipes, though, at least you're assured that the appetizers will be great. So let's discover right now! Introduction Chapter 1: Antipasto Chapter 2: Bread Appetizers Chapter 3: Chips Chapter 4: Deviled Egg Recipes Chapter 5: Fruit Appetizers We curated the cold appetizer recipes carefully in hopes of making it simpler for you to organize the best party ever. The recipes here contain simple stuff that can be eaten by the handful, a bite that won't be out of place in an elegant party, and a dip that enhances the flavor of celery sticks. Or, for easy serving and cleanup, you can choose to just prepare in bowls. Either way, we can surely help you! Let "Cold Appetizer 365: Enjoy 365 Days With Amazing Cold Appetizer Recipes In Your Own Cold Appetizer Cookbook! (Antipasto Recipes, Deviled Egg Cookbook, Deviled Egg Recipe, Chip And Dip Cookbook [Book 1]" be your new kitchen partner for simpler, yummier, and stress-free cold appetizer preparations and overall, better party planning. You also see more different types of appetizer recipes such as: Cold Appetizer Christmas Appetizer ... ✩ Purchase the Print Edition & RECEIVE a digital copy FREE via Kindle MatchBook ✩ I really hope that each book in the series will be always your best friend in your little kitchen. Enjoy the book, Tags: antipasto recipes, deviled egg cookbook, deviled egg book, deviled egg recipes, deviled egg recipe book, deviled eggs cookbook, deviled eggs recipe book, devilled egg cookbook, chocolate chip cookie recipe book, chocolate chip cookie recipe, chip and dip cookbook
Description : Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.
Description : This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III EXPLORATIONS OF 1894 FROM THE NAM CHO TO JYERKUNDO From the Nam Cho to Nagchu; the sources of the Salwen--Nagchu--We set out for Sining--Basin of the Upper Salwen; an unknown route from Lhasa to Tasienlu--The Ponbo Tibetans--Sources of the Blue River--Sources of the Mekong--Tachi Gompa; hostile monks; a great Tibetan fair--The exploration of the basin of the Upper Mekong continued--Jyerkundo; hostility of the monks; the agents of the Chinese government. While Dutreuil de Rhins proceeded towards Nagchu by the direct road, I set about accompanying the chief lama to the foot of the Dam Larghan La. This was a slight favour which was not obtained without difficulty and the risk of reopening the whole question; but we had insisted on it in order to be able to connect our route exactly with that of M. Bonvalot. I camped, in the evening, at the extreme point reached by the latter traveller. All day long, we had horrible weather, heavy mists on the mountains and the lake, hail, snow, a biting wind and a penetrating cold. "See! " said the lama. "The spirits of the lake are weeping because you have troubled its serenity!" "No," I replied, "they are weeping over our departure." He deigned to smile at my poor joke. This chief lama, for that matter, was a good, gentle, easy-going creature. We talked long and far into the night. He told me that he was happy to have met us, because people who knew each other better learnt to esteem each other more; that the prejudices which nations entertain against one another disappear with their ignorance of one another; that he had now a better idea of what Europeans were like; that he would keep a kindly remembrance of us and particularly of Dutreuil de Rhins, who was a little plain-spoken, it was true, ...