books about: descent
Duncan's Descent: Ethereal Foes series
Samhain Publishing, Ltd., 2008
Second book the the Ethereal Foes series, First one being Dragon's Demon. I have really enjoyed reading this series so far and can't wait for more. Hot and steamy with a great storyline and plot.
Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death
Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death
Very good read. I enjoyed this book very much, couldn't put it down once I started reading. It was hard to believe the book was based on a true story. This would be a great book for leaders, detailing a lot of examples of "how not to lead" and a few examples of what works when in a leadership position.
The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age
New Society Publishers, 2008
If only ten stars were possible
In all my 68 years, I've never read such a rich source of radical wisdom. Our predicament becomes clearer when we see it in the context of our primeval inheritance. Winston Churchill said: "The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see." Churchill was thinking in terms of historical times, but it becomes even more true when we consider that much of our behaviour ...
A Fragile Future: An Update to Descent into Chaos
This is just a sample of the book. Introduction and part of first chapter. However no where does it state that you are buying a sample, particularly as the product is described as a 560 page kindle book. Just download the free sample.
Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth
Random House, 2010
engaging and engrossing story that needs to be told albeit poor editing
Raced through the book quickly because the story is too good to take in a little at a time -- that pace is a necessary part of the adventure and enjoyment, unlike many books. At the same time, reading this on Kindle was crucial, because I found myself constantly looking up words, colloquialisms, and archaisms that the author really didn't need to use, and the editor never removed. The writing is ...
A Descent Into Hell
HarperCollins e-books, 2008
Pretty Fly for a White Guy
It's a familiar story: over-privileged white boy gone gangsta. The unfamiliar part finds him murdering and dismembering his platonic girlfriend egged on by his equally white, equally annoying gangsta moll eggs him on. True Crime Divinity Kathryn Casey shows us that Colton Pitonyak and Laura Hall, the two white kids in question, are poster children for Just Say No to Drugs. Few true crime ...
My Descent Into Death: A Second Chance at Life
Doubleday Religion, 2005
God is Love!
Howard Storm's Story with his experience in his NDE is incredible! It shows us how much God really Love's us and I am always amazed at His Grace. I can't wait to be with Our Lord and Savior all the days of my Life, and I am inspired and motivated by his experience. What a testimony!
Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and ...
Ahmed Rashid the Lion Heart
I am not going to say much about the book apart from telling you that if you are someone who prides him/herself on being well informed and especially if you are from the US, Pakistan, Afghanistan or India then you would be making a huge blunder in not reading this book not to mention owning a copy. The contents are chilling, mind boggling and will leave you like the sheeted dead squeaking and ...
A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of '08 and the Descent into Depression
Harvard University Press, 2009
Rationality made the crisis
Bank managers, investors and house buyers (including the subprime borrowers) all behaved very rational during the build-up of the US housing and credit bubble. That is the message from the the ultraproductive judge Richard Posner. The main reason was asymmetric incentives. Bankers and investment managers get fat checks if success, but escapes to pay if failure. The housing borrowers are pretty ...
The Peacekeepers, Descent into Madness. Book 5. (Birth of the Peacekeepers.)
Ricky Sides, 2009
The best for last
I thought about titling this review "I'm sad" but then thought that would be too easily misundestood. This, last in the Peacekeeper series, was the best of the 5 (the other 4 were fantastic, they got better with each subsequent book). I'm sad because this is the last and I have grown fond of Jim, Pete, Maggie, Pol and the other characters in the series as they continued to develop and grow. I ...
Best Barr BookEver!
I deliberately skirted around reading Blind Descent because I wasn't keen on reading a Anna Pigeon novel set in a cave in the Carlsbad Caverns. It was definetly not the National Park setting I was looking for! What a surprise when I finally picked it up to read. The Lechuguilla cave is a terrifying setting and in my opinion Blind Descent is Barr's best novel. Don't miss reading this thriller!
Beyond the Deep: The Deadly Descent into the World's Most Treacherous Cave
20 reviews, ...
Grand Central Publishing, 2010
I'm a scuba diver. I have also done a lot of spelunking in my late teens and early 20's. I never really considered combining the 2. It just didn't cross my mind. Now I never will. There were so many times in this book that I simply got the willies. (Did I spell that right?) It became more frightening that some of the horror I've read. It also (in my humble opinion) addresses one of ...
Descent to the Goddess: A Way of Initiation for Women
Sylvia Brinton Perera
Inner City Books
Small book packed with a lot to ponder on
I'm glad I am familiar with the myth of Inanna and Dumuzi otherwise I would have been completely lost. This book was a facinating journey into the psychology found within the Descent of Inanna. I found it hard to put down. For a small book, it is packed with profound images of the misunderstood dark feminine. It's language is sometimes hard to follow because of the long sentences containing ...
The Descendants: A Novel
Kaui Hart Hemmings
Random House Trade Paperbacks
An Easy Read
Once I started this book I could not put it down. It was an easy read, and the story was certainly intriguing. It was interesting to see how Matt King "develops" into a real "dad." Can't wait to see George Clooney in this movie.
Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria
Another great book about a great shipwreck. Well written however gets a little repetitive if you have read other Doria books.
The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (mobi)
the Ascent of Man
This book is still very relevant today. Darwin may have gotten many minor things wrong but his main points are right on. Darwin was truly a scientific man. He was never afraid to alter his theory if a fact did not fit. While Wallace later became involved in spiritualism, Darwin remained true to science.
On the Edge of Nowhere
Couldn't put it down!
A great adventure and very inspiring story of determination. Have read it twice, and will do so again. Well worth the purchase.
Works of Charles Darwin including "On the Origin of Species" (1st, 2nd, and 6th editions) The Descent of Man, ...
Best Kindle Edition of Darwin's Works
This particular collection published by MobileReference is by far the most complete and useful. Thanks for the Table of contents!
Descent of Angels (The Horus Heresy) (Pt. 6)
A solid entry
I've read all of the heresy novels up to this one (just finished) and I'm pretty surprised by the bad reviews. I thought it was very well written, with interesting characters and a good story. I concede that it strays from the larger story arc in some sense, but I think that the Dark Angel schism is part of the heresy, plain and simple, and so you can't just exclude it from the series because ...
Twice Read - Twice Enjoyed
I first read The Descent when it came out and just re-read it. The book has depth (pun intended). I came across more in the second reading and it had not lost any of its thrills. The idea that there is life within the earth has been explored before (pun intended) but never like this. I became a Jeff Long fan and also enjoyed The Reckoning, Year Zero and The Wall. He lost me though on his followup ...
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