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Luna Book by ,

Luna Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2008-09-15
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 0316039896
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Summary: A groundbreaking novel about a transgender teen, selected as a National Book Award Finalist! Regan's brother Liam can't stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female name, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister's clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change: Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam's family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives? Compelling and provocative, this is an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen's struggle for self-identity and acceptance.

Luna Book by Tamara Driessen

Luna Book
  • Author : Tamara Driessen
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-08-20
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0241987687
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Summary: From the author of The Crystal Code, comes Luna - the positive catalyst for change that we all need. Luna is your essential guide to harnessing the moon's healing potential and achieving a happier, more fulfilling life. Tamara Driessen is guaranteed to help you to realise your potential, turn challenges into transformative opportunities and become more connected with yourself. Luna empowers by grounding you in the moment, inspiring you to celebrate the positives in your life and helping you find a clear sense of purpose. Luna nourishes you with moon rituals for every occasion, from crystals to tarot and meditation, that you can use during the moon's cycles. Tamara guides you through New Moon Rituals to inspire new beginnings and positive life change, Waxing Moon Rituals to help you take action and achieve personal goals, Waning Moon Rituals to help you shed self-limiting beliefs, and Full Moon Rituals to promote abundance and help you thrive in life. By aligning yourself with the lunar phases and developing a deeper connection with the moon, you'll gain balance and clarity, master the art of self-care and develop a true sense of what you want. Set your intentions with Luna, awaken your intuition and discover the potential that comes with living by the moon's mystic cycles. What can you do today to change your life? Let Tamara Driessen show you.

Luna: Moon Rising Book by Ian McDonald

Luna: Moon Rising Book
  • Author : Ian McDonald
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 0765391481
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Summary: A LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR SCIENCE FICTION The continuing saga of the Five Dragons, Ian McDonald's fast-paced, intricately plotted space opera pitched as Game of Thrones meets The Expanse A hundred years in the future, a war wages between the Five Dragons—five families that control the Moon’s leading industrial companies. Each clan does everything in their power to claw their way to the top of the food chain—marriages of convenience, corporate espionage, kidnapping, and mass assassinations. Through ingenious political manipulation and sheer force of will, Lucas Cortas rises from the ashes of corporate defeat and seizes control of the Moon. The only person who can stop him is a brilliant lunar lawyer, his sister, Ariel. Witness the Dragons' final battle for absolute sovereignty in Ian McDonald's heart-stopping finale to the Luna trilogy. Luna 1. Luna: New Moon 2. Luna: Wolf Moon 3. Luna: Moon Rising At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Your Story Is Your Power Book by Elle Luna,Susie Herrick

Your Story Is Your Power Book
  • Author : Elle Luna,Susie Herrick
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 152350398X
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Summary: HOW DO YOU DEFINE YOURSELF? IN A VERY REAL SENSE, we define ourselves through our stories. If we can truly understand the stories that made us the women we are, including the motivations behind our actions and thoughts, we can take charge of how our future unfolds. WHAT IS AT THE HEART OF YOUR STORY? Follow the prompts, tools, questions, and advice through a labyrinth of self-discovery to reach the center of your voice, your power, your truth. And then learn how to share that story—and all of your Feminine Power—with a world that needs to hear it.

Luna: New Moon Book by Ian McDonald

Luna: New Moon Book
  • Author : Ian McDonald
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 1466847638
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Summary: The Moon wants to kill you. Whether it's being unable to pay your per diem for your allotted food, water, and air, or you just get caught up in a fight between the Moon's ruling corporations, the Five Dragons. You must fight for every inch you want to gain in the Moon's near feudal society. And that is just what Adriana Corta did. As the leader of the Moon's newest "dragon," Adriana has wrested control of the Moon's Helium-3 industry from the Mackenzie Metal corporation and fought to earn her family's new status. Now, at the twilight of her life, Adriana finds her corporation, Corta Helio, surrounded by the many enemies she made during her meteoric rise. If the Corta family is to survive, Adriana's five children must defend their mother's empire from her many enemies... and each other. Luna 1. Luna: New Moon 2. Luna: Wolf Moon 3. Luna: Moon Rising At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Lucky Luna Book by Diana Lopez

Lucky Luna Book
  • Author : Diana Lopez
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 1338232754
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Summary: Diana López returns to her middle-grade sweet spot in this delightful novel perfect for fans of Wendy Mass, Charise Mericle Harper, and Angela Cervantes.

Luna Moths Book by Sandra Markle

Luna Moths Book
  • Author : Sandra Markle
  • Publisher : Lerner Publications
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN Code: 0761340084
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Summary: A look at what makes lunamoths similar to and different from other insects.

Luna & Me Book by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Luna & Me Book
  • Author : Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN Code: 1627796266
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Summary: Once there was a redwood tree—one of the world's largest and tallest trees, and one of the oldest. And once, born nearly a thousand years after the tree first took root, there was a girl named Julia, who was called Butterfly. When exploring her beloved forest, Butterfly wandered into a grove of ancient trees. One tree had broken branches and a big blue "X" on the side. It was going to be chopped down. Butterfly climbed up into the tree. A tree wouldn't be cut down if it had a person living in it. This is the story of Julia Butterfly Hill and Luna, the redwood tree she lived in for two years, never once coming down. That is, not until Luna's future was safe.

Luna Book by Dee Dee Peachey

Luna Book
  • Author : Dee Dee Peachey
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2009-06-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN Code: 9781467874939
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Summary: "Luna" is a fun, quirky, adventurous tale about a young Curandera, served up Tex-Mex style and spiced with Magic Realism. Set in a timeless village in Texas, Luna's birth was predicted to bring great happiness and great sadness. Born of generations of Curanderas, Luna was especially Blessed with healing gifts selected by Our Heavenly Father, God Almighty, Himself. She starts out a bit precocious and overindulged, while developing wonderous and magical powers to help her friends and neighbors. But when she decides to help herself in a foolish and selfish blasphemous act, the results are not what she expects. Luna finds out that all prayers are heard, and sooner or later, they are answered. In the end, Luna discovers the meaning of true love, and that a Curandera has no place in the modern world. But not before run-ins with her family, friends, neighbors, untamed horses, a chupacabra, vengeful fires, ghosts, an unlikely angel, famous handmade chocolates, a horde of winged demons, and a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe with a blurred photo stuffed inside.

Legacy of Luna Book by Julia Hill

Legacy of Luna Book
  • Author : Julia Hill
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-11-16
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 9780062028563
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Summary: On December 18, 1999, Julia Butterfly Hill's feet touched the ground for the first time in over two years, as she descended from "Luna," a thousandyear-old redwood in Humboldt County, California. Hill had climbed 180 feet up into the tree high on a mountain on December 10, 1997, for what she thought would be a two- to three-week-long "tree-sit." The action was intended to stop Pacific Lumber, a division of the Maxxam Corporation, from the environmentally destructive process of clear-cutting the ancient redwood and the trees around it. The area immediately next to Luna had already been stripped and, because, as many believed, nothing was left to hold the soil to the mountain, a huge part of the hill had slid into the town of Stafford, wiping out many homes. Over the course of what turned into an historic civil action, Hill endured El Nino storms, helicopter harassment, a ten-day siege by company security guards, and the tremendous sorrow brought about by an old-growth forest's destruction. This story--written while she lived on a tiny platform eighteen stories off the ground--is one that only she can tell. Twenty-five-year-old Julia Butterfly Hill never planned to become what some have called her--the Rosa Parks of the environmental movement. Shenever expected to be honored as one of Good Housekeeping's "Most Admired Women of 1998" and George magazine's "20 Most Interesting Women in Politics," to be featured in People magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of the Year" issue, or to receive hundreds of letters weekly from young people around the world. Indeed, when she first climbed into Luna, she had no way of knowing the harrowing weather conditions and the attacks on her and her cause. She had no idea of the loneliness she would face or that her feet wouldn't touch ground for more than two years. She couldn't predict the pain of being an eyewitness to the attempted destruction of one of the last ancient redwood forests in the world, nor could she anticipate the immeasurable strength she would gain or the life lessons she would learn from Luna. Although her brave vigil and indomitable spirit have made her a heroine in the eyes of many, Julia's story is a simple, heartening tale of love, conviction, and the profound courage she has summoned to fight for our earth's legacy.

The Menace from Farside Book by Ian McDonald

The Menace from Farside Book
  • Author : Ian McDonald
  • Publisher : Tor.com
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN Code: 1250247780
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Summary: In The Menace from Farside, Ian McDonald returns to his elegantly wound solar system of the twenty-second century, full of political intrigue and complicated families. Remember: Lady Luna knows a thousand ways to kill you, but family is what you know. Family is what works. Cariad Corcoran has a new sister who is everything she is not: tall, beautiful, confident. They're unlikely allies and even unlikelier sisters, but they're determined to find the moon's first footprint, even if the lunar frontier is doing its best to kill them before they get there. Praise for Ian McDonald's Luna series “McDonald's never written a bad novel, but Luna: New Moon is a great one.”—Cory Doctorow "With an action narrative driving this political commentary, Luna is actually a fantastically fun read as well as an important one. "—Los Angeles Review of Books At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Luna Book by P S Morningstar

Luna Book
  • Author : P S Morningstar
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1982238798
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Summary: LUNA is a very young non-classified resident of Gliese 581 d, in the Andromeda Galaxy. She knows through the Outpost history that her family as well as other volunteers left Earth on this spectacular voyage. The settling of this small Outpost, over the last century, has grown and prospered. Yet, all the answers that Luna seeks, are consistently found in the Data Archives Center. The most important of which is “the Mission Statement.” This document conveys everything relevant to their past, present, and future existence. LUNA shares sixteen of her adventures with us, how she overcomes adversity, and invites others to join her. We are all pulled into this incredible experience as she willingly questions and addresses the colony, in addition to the reader. The designing Commission, before her, shared the stars and a new universe for others to follow. LUNA has the wisdom and ingenuousness to understand where she is. She will grow, share and go further with each adventure focused on the Mission Statement as her guiding light.

Knight's Curse Book by Karen Duvall

Knight's Curse Book
  • Author : Karen Duvall
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 145921191X
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Summary: A skilled knife fighter since the age of nine, Chalice knows what it's like to live life on the edge—precariously balanced between the dark and the light. But the time has come to choose. The evil sorcerer who kidnapped her over a decade ago requires her superhuman senses to steal a precious magical artifact…or she must suffer the consequences. Desperate to break the curse that enslaves her, Chalice agrees. But it is only with the help of Aydin—her noble warrior-protector—that she will risk venturing beyond the veil to discover the origins of her power. Only for him will she dare to fully embrace her awesome talents. For a deadly duel is at hand, and Chalice alone will have to decide between freedom…and the love of her life.

The Way to Rio Luna Book by Zoraida Córdova

The Way to Rio Luna Book
  • Author : Zoraida Córdova
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1338239570
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Summary: For fans of The Land of Stories comes an adventure that reveals the secret warnings hidden inside all classic tales -- beware fairyland at all costs.

Luna: An Urban Fantasy Book by Stella Fitzsimons

Luna: An Urban Fantasy Book
  • Author : Stella Fitzsimons
  • Publisher : Butterfly Electric Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: WANTED: One Lunar Witch, preferably naïve. Being born a witch has always been just a detail from my past, you know, like summer camp, or the time Timmy ate a bug, but now, thanks to one very pushy Immortal, a handful of mutant shifters, a psycho named Chaos and a nice guy (I think) named Emmet, my magic’s become a real pain in my ass. San Diego was a totally chill choice for college, until this whole moon-cycle madness was thrown in my lap (more like shoved in my face) and now I’m bumbling with basic spells, crash studying to go from zero to fierce in a matter of days. Only problem with this test is that it’s graded pass/fail where failure is death. I wouldn’t wish magic on anyone. It attracts all the wrong entities, the kind you can’t run from, the kind who always find you, the kind who know your dark secrets even before you do. One thing's for sure... there's magic in the moonlight. urban fantasy, witch, immortals, shapeshifters, werewolf, new adult, coming of age, paranormal, fantasy series, witches, paranormal elements, fantasy adventure, paranormal fantasy, contemporary fantasy, new release, coming of age fantasy romance, new adult fantasy, strong heroine, supernatural mystery, supernatural suspense, mist riders, winter, chaos, silver dust

Luna Book by Sharon Butala

Luna Book
  • Author : Sharon Butala
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-01-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN Code: 144340215X
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Summary: Luna is bestselling author Sharon Butala’s second brilliant novel in her loosely linked trilogy that begins with The Gates of the Sun, and ends with The Fourth Archangel. Selling out its first printing within months when it was first re-issued in 1994, this is a classic Sharon Butala novel. Luna is the story of three prairie women at the crossroads of their lives. Rhea, still strong and proud at 80, contemplates her death, and her pioneer life, the years of loneliness she endured, tears seeping from her body while she kneaded her loaves of bread. Selena, Rhea’s niece, struggling to come to terms with her teenaged daughter’s pregnancy, wonders if her way of life is changing forever. And Diane, Selena’s sister, until now a woman cloaked in the busy fabric of farming life suppers, chores and gardening, leaves for the city on a search for freedom, for identity and for self. Each of them is inexorably a part of the vast prairie landscape, its seemingly spare geography in reality as rich and varied as the inner lives of its inhabitants. Luna resonates with our constant, passionate and often mystical struggle to love the land, conquer it, abandon it, and most of all, rediscover ourselves within it.

Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 12 Book by Frank Luna

Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 12 Book
  • Author : Frank Luna
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 900
  • ISBN Code: 1944534555
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Summary: This updated bestseller provides an introduction to programming interactive computer graphics, with an emphasis on game development using DirectX 12. The book is divided into three main parts: basic mathematical tools, fundamental tasks in Direct3D, and techniques and special effects. It shows how to use new Direct12 features such as command lists, pipeline state objects, descriptor heaps and tables, and explicit resource management to reduce CPU overhead and increase scalability across multiple CPU cores. The book covers modern special effects and techniques such as hardware tessellation, writing compute shaders, ambient occlusion, reflections, normal and displacement mapping, shadow rendering, and character animation. Includes a companion DVD with code and figures. eBook Customers: Companion files are available for downloading with order number/proof of purchase by writing to the publisher at [email protected] FEATURES: • Provides an introduction to programming interactive computer graphics, with an emphasis on game development using DirectX 12 • Uses new Direct3D 12 features to reduce CPU overhead and take advantage of multiple CPU cores • Contains detailed explanations of popular real-time game effects • Includes a DVD with source code and all the images (including 4-color) from the book • Learn advance rendering techniques such as ambient occlusion, real-time reflections, normal and displacement mapping, shadow rendering, programming the geometry shader, and character animation • Covers a mathematics review and 3D rendering fundamentals such as lighting, texturing, blending and stenciling • Use the end-of-chapter exercises to test understanding and provide experience with DirectX 12

The Broken Hearts Book Club (A Luna Bay Novel) Book by Lynsey James

The Broken Hearts Book Club (A Luna Bay Novel) Book
  • Author : Lynsey James
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2015-10-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1474035906
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Summary: Secrets never stay buried for long... Lucy Harper has always been good at one thing: running from her past. But when her beloved Nana Lily passes away she has no choice except to return to the one place in the world she most wants to avoid...

Luna and the Seagull Book by Jim Mackin

Luna and the Seagull Book
  • Author : Jim Mackin
  • Publisher : Fulton Books, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-09-23
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN Code: 1646545559
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Summary: Luna was about ten months old when her mother and father took her to Florida to visit with her Aunt Jessie at Christmastime. During the visit, Luna was sitting on the beach when she saw a seagull flying overhead. The seagull spoke to her in a language she could understand. He promised he would teach her to fly when she got a little older. The seagull followed Luna back to her home in Pennsylvania. After she fell asleep one night, he did teach her to fly, as he promised. Every night afterward, and sometimes during the day, the seagull led Luna to different exciting places. They flew to and through the mountains, into the ocean, and through the forests of South America. On all these adventures, Luna met many new friends who sang songs to her that she really liked. Eventually, Luna became too big to fly, and the seagull had to return to Florida. Luna was sad that the seagull had to leave, but she was glad that she made new friends with the names Jack and Jill.