What would the Big Bang look like? What is the color of a newborn star? What happens after a sun dies?
To inspire the bright minds of tomorrow, you need to show them the stars. From the beginning of the universe to our little neighborhood solar system, The Illustrated History of the Universe tackles questions big and small in chronological, easily accessible order.
With original illustrations and paintings by author Gabriel Cohen, The Illustrated History of the Universe combines basic astrophysics with the breathtaking beauty of the cosmos. It is a call for adventure for the curious and bold young readers, and encourages questioning, exploration, and critical thinking.
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TWO WOMEN FROM DIFFERENT LANDS, EACH STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE: A CHILD’S MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE WILL ALTER BOTH THEIR LIVES FOREVER…
Maggie has become unrecognizable to herself, succumbing to the predictability of being a mother and wife. Every day she reminds her daughter to brush her teeth and has the same conversation with her husband about what’s for dinner. Maggie struggles to cope with the disenchantment of the monotonous tedium that has become her life. Despite her boredom, when her husband David is called on assignment to South Africa, Maggie resents having to rearrange her life just because David has decided they all need to traipse halfway across the globe.
While on safari, Maggie awakens one morning to a mother’s worst nightmare; their daughter Hannah has gone missing. Just when things can’t get any worse, Maggie is confronted with the harsh truth of her emotionally abusive marriage and what she has allowed her life to become.
When Lions Roar is set against the backdrop of the exotic and intriguing landscape of South Africa, when the country is reeling from the aftershocks of apartheid. Will Maggie find the strength and courage to abandon the fragile ties of her marriage and confront her self-destruction in time to save the life of her daughter?
“When Lions Roar is a delightfully unexpected offering that should satisfy readers drawn to central female characters that rise above their circumstances and transform to a higher sense of self.”
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In a time of war, all I can think about is my professor…
I’m attending the highly prestigious Elmington Academy—a school of magic. But unlike my witch mother and warlock father, I’m anything but magical and my time at Elmington is a struggle.
Until I meet Stone Draper.
Stone, a vampire who also possesses magic, is probably the sexiest guy I’ve ever seen, even though he might also be the cockiest.
And if there’s one thing I hate in a man, it’s overblown confidence.
So why can’t I stop thinking about him?
Not only that, but why does he keep singling me out? And the way he looks at me–it’s like I’m a defenseless bunny and he’s a ravenously hungry wolf.
If the headmaster were to find out…
Right, did I forget to mention that Stone Draper is actually Professor Draper, my instructor? Not only that, but there’s a strict rule against professors dating students at Elmington…
But if Stone Draper is anything, it’s a rebel and with the way he keeps looking at me like he wants to kiss me, I don’t think he cares too much about rules.
MASTER VAMPIRE, SINJIN SINCLAIR:
Even though we are in a time of crisis, I cannot say I much care.
The vampires, unified under my authority, are living lives of hedonistic opulence aboard three cruise ships on the open water. And far, I might add, from the madness on land.
After losing my one true love, I find little interest in anything other than losing myself in the bodies of women who remind me of her.
But there’s a threat on the horizon and one which, I suppose, will force me from my melancholy…
HIGH MAGE DUINE:
The rebels are going to be the death of me.
The witches and warlocks have been separated into two factions: The King’s Alliance, commanded by me, and The Order of the Templar, a band of rebels, led by the bastard, Pagan.
While I wish to control all magic to ensure it’s only wielded by a select few, Pagan thinks of himself as a modern-day Robin Hood, who would return magic to the hands of the people and undo all the hard work I’ve done thus far.
I want nothing more than his head.
High Mage Duine needs to be taken down. And I’m just the man to do it.
The only problem? The Order of the Templar isn’t strong enough to brave Duine’s forces alone. We need help from the largest of the rebel forces, led by the infamous and infamously sexy, Nyx.
But when I find myself taken prisoner by Nyx and at her mercy, I’ll have to play every card I can to prove we can take Duine down with our combined forces.
I just hope I don’t lose my head in the process.