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The Quest Book by ,

The Quest Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 832
  • ISBN Code: 1101563702

Summary: This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.

Assassin's Quest (The Illustrated Edition) Book by Robin Hobb

Assassin's Quest (The Illustrated Edition) Book
  • Author : Robin Hobb
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release Date : 2002-11-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN Code: 0553897470

Summary: “An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz—or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest—perhaps to death. Only Verity’s return—or the heir his princess carries—can save the Six Duchies. But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within him—currents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was. Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin’s Quest “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “Superbly written, wholly satisfying, unforgettable: better than any fantasy trilogy in print—including mine!”—Melanie Rawn

The Cavanaugh Quest Book by Thomas Gifford

The Cavanaugh Quest Book
  • Author : Thomas Gifford
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-08-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN Code: 1453266100

Summary: Edgar Award nominee: Backwoods treachery links a string of grisly Minnesota murders Reporter Paul Cavanaugh is coming home from an afternoon tennis match when he sees an ambulance outside his building’s door. A half hour earlier, the mild-mannered Larry Blankenship walked into the lobby, said hello to the doorman, and blew his brains out in front of the elevator bank, leaving behind a note apologizing for the mess. Cavanaugh retreats to his apartment to forget this disturbing scene, thinking the story is over when the police take away the body. But the suicide is only the beginning. A knot of death is tied tight around Blankenship’s wife, Kim, an ice-cold beauty from the backwoods of northern Minnesota. As he investigates the string of deaths, Cavanaugh discovers a decades-old atrocity that may explain why the men who know Kim vanish faster than a sunny day in Minneapolis.

The Quest Book by Wilbur Smith

The Quest Book
  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 644
  • ISBN Code: 1499861117

Summary: The fourth book in the epic Egyptian series The fourth book in the epic Egyptian series 'She is omnivorous. No matter age or appearance, physical frailty or imperfection. It is not their flesh that feeds her appetites, but their souls. she devours the young and old, men and women. She leaves only a desiccated husk.' An unspeakable evil. An impossible gift. Renowned magus Taita is now over a hundred years old, and has ascended to a new level of wisdom and understanding about his world. But he must prepare himself for the greatest threat Egypt has ever faced: the great plagues and the fair of the Nile, brought about by the fire witch Eos, an ancient force of sheer evil. Taita must risk his soul to battle against Eos, or his homeland and everything he has ever loved will be lost forever. But there are other reasons for Taita to fight -- since success could also mean rewards he could never have thought possible...

Quest of the Highlander Book by Cynthia Wright

Quest of the Highlander Book
  • Author : Cynthia Wright
  • Publisher : Boxwood Manor Books
  • Release Date : 2020-11-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1948053306

Summary: New York Times Bestselling author Cynthia Wright “magically blends passion and history!” – RT Book Reviews A HIGHLANDER NO MORE Lennox MacLeod was raised on the Isle of Skye as the grandson of the powerful chief of Clan MacLeod, yet his kind heart and artistic talent set him apart from other Highland warriors. When Lennox uncovers a shocking secret, he angrily sets out on a quest to discover where he truly belongs. BOLD DREAMS DASHED Beautiful, strong-willed Nora Brodie has devoted her life to becoming a master weaver of royal tapestries, even though men scoff at a woman achieving such a goal. At Stirling Castle, Nora is determined to make her dreams come true, until the night a dissolute Englishman steals something she can never replace. THE WINDS OF FATE Hiding a shameful secret, Nora must leave Stirling, and the only person who can help her is the splendid Highlander, Lennox MacLeod. Traveling together, Lennox and Nora forge a passionate bond as lovers and soulmates. But upon arriving in Tudor London, truths are revealed and choices loom. Does the flame of love stand a chance against the powerful winds of fate? This full-length Scottish historical romance is Book 5 in the Crowns & Kilts series, but can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. In QUEST OF THE HIGHLANDER, readers will reunite with Andrew & Micheline from OF ONE HEART (Crowns & Kilts, Book 2). CROWNS & KILTS: The St. Briac Family 1526: YOU & NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimée) 1532: OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline) 1538: ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR (Christophe & Fiona) 1539: RETURN OF THE LOST BRIDE (Ciaran & Violette) 1541: QUEST OF THE HIGHLANDER (Lennox & Nora) The St. Briac Family in the Regency: 1808: THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella) 1818: HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette) Cynthia Wright always delivers, book after book. If you are a tried and true fan already, you can't wait for another new release. If you are new to her books....well, lucky, lucky you. Let the reading begin!! ~ Elizabeth Clayton, Amazon reader

Creative Quest Book by Questlove

Creative Quest Book
  • Author : Questlove
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-04-24
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 006267059X

Summary: NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY Esquire • PopSugar • The Huffington Post • Buzzfeed • Publishers Weekly A unique new guide to creativity from Questlove—inspirations, stories, and lessons on how to live your best creative life Questlove—musician, bandleader, designer, producer, culinary entrepreneur, professor, and all-around cultural omnivore—shares his wisdom on the topics of inspiration and originality in a one-of-a-kind guide to living your best creative life. In Creative Quest, Questlove synthesizes all the creative philosophies, lessons, and stories he’s heard from the many creators and collaborators in his life, and reflects on his own experience, to advise readers and fans on how to consider creativity and where to find it. He addresses many topics—what it means to be creative, how to find a mentor and serve as an apprentice, the wisdom of maintaining a creative network, coping with critics and the foibles of success, and the specific pitfalls of contemporary culture—all in the service of guiding admirers who have followed his career and newcomers not yet acquainted with his story. Whether discussing his own life or channeling the lessons he’s learned from forefathers such as George Clinton, collaborators like D’Angelo, or like-minded artists including Ava DuVernay, David Byrne, Björk, and others, Questlove speaks with the candor and enthusiasm that fans have come to expect. Creative Quest is many things—above all, a wise and wide-ranging conversation around the eternal mystery of creativity.

The Unicorn Quest Book by Kamilla Benko

The Unicorn Quest Book
  • Author : Kamilla Benko
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1681192462

Summary: An enchanting, exciting fantasy about a real-world girl searching for her sister in a land full of magic and strange creatures, blending the timeless feel of A Wrinkle in Time with Frozen's powerful themes of identity, enchantment, and sisterhood. Claire Martinson still worries about her older sister Sophie, who battled a mysterious illness last year. But things are back to normal as they move into Windermere Manor . . . until the sisters climb a strange ladder in a fireplace and enter the magical land of Arden. There, they find a world in turmoil. The four guilds of magic no longer trust each other, the beloved unicorns have disappeared, and terrible wraiths roam freely. Scared, the girls return home. But when Sophie vanishes in the night, it will take all of Claire's courage to climb back up the ladder, find her sister, and uncover the unicorns' greatest secret. A Kids' Indie Next Selection A Mighty Girl Best Book of the Year An ALA Top Ten First Novel for Youth

Con Quest! Book by Sam Maggs

Con Quest! Book
  • Author : Sam Maggs
  • Publisher : Imprint
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1250307287

Summary: "An awesome adventure that celebrates fandom—and what could be better than that?" —Nerdist The debut novel from bestselling author Sam Maggs, Con Quest! is a comics convention adventure for young readers about fandom, family, and finding your place in the world! Cat and Alex are excited to be at the world’s most popular comics convention—and they’re even more excited to compete in the Quest, a huge scavenger hunt run by their favorite nerdy celebrity. The big prize: a chance to meet him! The twins ditch their older sister Fi and set off to find geeky clues, tackle nerdy challenges, and cross as many items as possible off their Quest list, which includes volunteering at an Artist Alley booth, gathering cosplayers in enough colors to make a double rainbow, and actually finding something healthy to eat in the convention center! Can the twins work together even when they disagree on how to compete? Will Fi find Cat and Alex before their parents realize they’re missing? Most importantly, can these ultimate fans complete the ultimate Quest? An Imprint Book "An absolute treasure, full of heart, fandom, and family." —Marieke Nijkamp, New York Times-bestselling author of The Oracle Code

The Quest for Community Book by Robert Nisbet

The Quest for Community Book
  • Author : Robert Nisbet
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1497620759

Summary: One of the leading thinkers to emerge in the postwar conservative intellectual revival was the sociologist Robert Nisbet. His book The Quest for Community, published in 1953, stands as one of the most persuasive accounts of the dilemmas confronting modern society. Nearly a half century before Robert Putnam documented the atomization of society in Bowling Alone, Nisbet argued that the rise of the powerful modern state had eroded the sources of community—the family, the neighborhood, the church, the guild. Alienation and loneliness inevitably resulted. But as the traditional ties that bind fell away, the human impulse toward community led people to turn even more to the government itself, allowing statism—even totalitarianism—to flourish. ISI Books is proud to present this new edition of Nisbet’s magnum opus, featuring a brilliant introduction by New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and three critical essays. Published at a time when our communal life has only grown weaker and when many Americans display cultish enthusiasm for a charismatic president, this new edition of The Quest for Community shows that Nisbet’s insights are as relevant today as ever.

The Quest Book by Joycelin Dawes,Janice Dolley,Ike Isaksen

The Quest Book
  • Author : Joycelin Dawes,Janice Dolley,Ike Isaksen
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005-03-24
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN Code: 1780990596

Summary: The Quest is a process of self-inquiry for personal and spiritual growth. In a neutral, non-judgmental, non-academic framework it enables you to explore spiritual, personal, emotional and ethical questions.

In Quest of Justice Book by Khaled Fahmy

In Quest of Justice Book
  • Author : Khaled Fahmy
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN Code: 0520971728

Summary: In Quest of Justice provides the first full account of the establishment and workings of a new kind of state in Egypt in the modern period. Drawing on groundbreaking research in the Egyptian archives, this highly original book shows how the state affected those subject to it and their response. Illustrating how shari’a was actually implemented, how criminal justice functioned, and how scientific-medical knowledges and practices were introduced, Khaled Fahmy offers exciting new interpretations that are neither colonial nor nationalist. Moreover he shows how lower-class Egyptians did not see modern practices that fused medical and legal purposes in new ways as contrary to Islam. This is a major contribution to our understanding of Islam and modernity.

Raven Quest Book by Sharon Stewart

Raven Quest Book
  • Author : Sharon Stewart
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books
  • Release Date : 2005-08-01
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0822563045

Summary: Banished! Tok, the best flyer of all the young ravens, faces a terrible fate. Falsely accused of murder, he must leave the Raven Mountains forever. If he ever returns, he will be put to death by those he once called friends and family. Tok s only hope is to reclaim his honor by completing a quest. Long ago, the ravens lived in partnership with the Grey Lords. Can Tok reunite his kind with these legendary hunters? The quest will take him on a perilous journey into dangers he cannot even imagine Sharon Stewart was inspired to write Raven Quest when the image of a black raven riding on the back of a white wolf in a swirling snowstorm flashed across her mind. The story is also grounded in scientific research about ravens long-standing relationship with wolves.

The Dilemma of Sustainability in the Age of Globalization Book by Mohamed El-Kamel Bakari

The Dilemma of Sustainability in the Age of Globalization Book
  • Author : Mohamed El-Kamel Bakari
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN Code: 1498551408

Summary: This book offers an exhaustive overview of the different political, social, and intellectual circumstances that paved the way for the inception of sustainable development. It offers in-depth analyses of economic globalization, current society–environment relationships, and global trade.

Tablighi Jamaat and the Quest for the London Mega Mosque Book by Z. Pieri

Tablighi Jamaat and the Quest for the London Mega Mosque Book
  • Author : Z. Pieri
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-03-05
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN Code: 1137464399

Summary: The book charts the attempts of Islam's largest missionary movement, the Tablighi Jamaat, to build Europe's largest mosque in London. Key themes include how Islamic movements engage and adapt within liberal democracies and how local contexts are key in understanding how and why movements operate in a given way.

The Word in the Desert Book by Douglas Burton-Christie

The Word in the Desert Book
  • Author : Douglas Burton-Christie
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1993-02-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 9780195359411

Summary: The growing scholarly attention in recent years to the religious world of late antiquity has focused new attention on the quest for holiness by the strange, compelling, often obscure early Christian monks known as the desert fathers. Yet until now, little attention has been given to one of the most vital dimensions of their spirituality: their astute, penetrating interpretation of Scripture. Rooted in solitude, cultivated in an atmosphere of silence, oriented toward the practical appropriation of the sacred texts, the desert fathers' hermeneutic profoundly shaped every aspect of their lives and became a significant part of their legacy. This book explores the setting within which the early monastic movement emerged, the interpretive process at the center of the desert fathers' quest for holiness, and the intricate patterns of meaning woven into their words and their lives.

Fart Quest Book by Aaron Reynolds

Fart Quest Book
  • Author : Aaron Reynolds
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1250206375

Summary: "Stay tuned for further gassy exploits." - Booklist, starred review Jam-packed with potty humor, feats of bravery, and magical friendships, Fart Quest by bestselling author Aaron Reynolds and illustrator Cam Kendell is perfect for every young hero looking for a wild adventure. After their masters are vaporized in a goblin battle gone bad, Fart, Pan, and Moxie—three lowly apprentices—decide to impersonate their mentors and pick up the mantle as heroes of the realm. But they need more than a fancy robe, magic staff, and book of magical beasts to be real heroes. They need a quest! So when The Great and Powerful Kevin puts out a call for help, seeking the coveted Golden Llama and its magical golden fart, young Fart and his friends jump at the chance and embark on a journey they were destined for. This title has Common Core connections.

The Higher Civil Service in the United States Book by Mark W. Huddleston,William W. Boyer

The Higher Civil Service in the United States Book
  • Author : Mark W. Huddleston,William W. Boyer
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Release Date : 1996-01-15
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 0822974738

Summary: Every time control of the U.S. presidency is passed from one party to another, the entire top layer of the executive branch changes. Thousands of men and women take down their pictures, pack up their desks, and move back into private life, just as others dust off their pictures and move in. The U.S. stands alone in this respect. Nearly every other advanced democracy is managed-save for elected officials and a few top aides-by an elite cadre of top civil servants selected by highly competitive examinations. Hudleston and Boyer tell the story of U.S. efforts to develop higher civil service, beginning with the Eisenhower administration and culminating in the passage of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. Arguing that the highly-politicized U.S. system simply hasn't worked, they examine why and how reform efforts have failed and offer a series of recommendations for the future.

The Quest for the Diamond Sword (Deluxe Illustrated Edition) Book by Winter Morgan

The Quest for the Diamond Sword (Deluxe Illustrated Edition) Book
  • Author : Winter Morgan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN Code: 1510764380

Summary: For every boy and girl who loves Minecraft, a brand-new illustrated edition of the bestselling adventure novel by author Winter Morgan with 75 full-color illustrations. Steve lives on a wheat farm. He has everything he needs to live in the Minecraft world: a bed, a house, and food. Steve likes to spend his mornings in the NPC village and trade his wheat for emeralds, armor, books, swords, and food. One morning, he finds that Zombies have attacked the villagers. The Zombies have also turned the village blacksmith into a Zombie, leaving Steve without a place to get swords. To protect himself and the few villagers that remain, Steve goes on a quest to mine for forty diamonds, which are the most powerful mineral in the Overworld. He wants to craft these diamonds into a diamond sword to shield him and the villagers from the Zombies. Far from his home, with night about to set in, Steve fears for his life. Nighttime is when users are most vulnerable in Minecraft. As he looks for shelter in a temple, he meets a trio of treasure hunters, Max, Lucy, and Henry, who are trying to unearth the treasure under the temple. Steve tells them of his master plan to mine for the most powerful mineral in the Overworld—the diamond. The treasure hunters are eager to join him. Facing treacherous mining conditions, a thunderstorm, and attacks from hostile mobs, these four friends’ question if it’s better to be a single player than a multiplayer, as they try to watch out for each other and chase Steve’s dream at the same time. Will Steve find the diamonds? Will his friends help or hinder the search? Should he trust his new treasure hunter friends? And will Steve get back in time to save the villagers?