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Blood Gold is book by N.a, publish by Open Road Media with 218 pages. You can read book online free by subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or direct download from the alternative source.
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : : 1504019695
  • Pages : 218
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction

From the jungles of Panama to the gold fields of California, a young man searches for justice In 1849, there are 2 ways to reach California: overland or by sea. Traveling by land is safer—a long, slow journey across the American plains—but the water is faster. Would-be prospectors in a hurry to reach California and strike it rich, sail down the Atlantic, cross the deadly jungles of Panama on foot, and proceed north by boat to find their fortune. Willie Dwinelle, who is 18 years old, chooses this Panama route because he must reach California as soon as possible. But it is not gold that he seeks; it is justice. Willie has vowed revenge upon an unsavory character in his hometown who mistreated one of his friends. So with his impulsive ally Ben at his side, Willie braves every danger the gold rush throws at him. But the most perilous hazard is one he never expected to confront: the lure of greed.

Between Blood and Gold

Book of Between Blood and Gold
  • Author : Frédérique Beauvois
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Isbn : : 1785333321
  • Pages : 294
  • Category : Social Science

Today, a century and a half after the abolition of slavery across most of the Americas, the idea of monetary reparations for former slaves and their descendants continues to be a controversial one. Lost among these debates, however, is the fact that such payments were widespread in the nineteenth century—except the “victims” were not slaves, but the slaveholders deprived of their labor. This landmark comparative study analyzes the debates over compensation within France and Great Britain. It lays out in unprecedented detail the philosophical, legal-political, and economic factors at play, establishing a powerful new model for understanding the aftermath of slavery in the Americas.

Blood, Dreams and Gold

Book of Blood, Dreams and Gold
  • Author : Richard Cockett
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Isbn : : 0300215983
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : History

Burma is one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia and was once one of its richest. Under successive military regimes, however, the country eventually ended up as one of the poorest countries in Asia, a byword for repression and ethnic violence. Richard Cockett spent years in the region as a correspondent for The Economist and witnessed firsthand the vicious sectarian politics of the Burmese government, and later, also, its surprising attempts at political and social reform. Cockett’s enlightening history, from the colonial era on, explains how Burma descended into decades of civil war and authoritarian government. Taking advantage of the opening up of the country since 2011, Cockett has interviewed hundreds of former political prisoners, guerilla fighters, ministers, monks, and others to give a vivid account of life under one of the most brutal regimes in the world. In many cases, this is the first time that they have been able to tell their stories to the outside world. Cockett also explains why the regime has started to reform, and why these reforms will not go as far as many people had hoped. This is the most rounded survey to date of this volatile Asian nation.

Blood Gold

Book of Blood Gold
  • Author : Michael Cadnum
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : : 1504019695
  • Pages : 218
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction

From the jungles of Panama to the gold fields of California, a young man searches for justice In 1849, there are 2 ways to reach California: overland or by sea. Traveling by land is safer—a long, slow journey across the American plains—but the water is faster. Would-be prospectors in a hurry to reach California and strike it rich, sail down the Atlantic, cross the deadly jungles of Panama on foot, and proceed north by boat to find their fortune. Willie Dwinelle, who is 18 years old, chooses this Panama route because he must reach California as soon as possible. But it is not gold that he seeks; it is justice. Willie has vowed revenge upon an unsavory character in his hometown who mistreated one of his friends. So with his impulsive ally Ben at his side, Willie braves every danger the gold rush throws at him. But the most perilous hazard is one he never expected to confront: the lure of greed.

Blood, Iron, and Gold

Book of Blood, Iron, and Gold
  • Author : Christian Wolmar
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Isbn : : 1586488511
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Transportation

The opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of a transport revolution that would forever transform the way we live. Blood, Iron, and Gold takes us on a journey encompassing jungle, mountain, and desert, revealing the huge impact of the railroads as they spread rapidly across entire countries, and linked cities that hitherto had little reach beyond their immediate environs. The rise of the train triggered daring engineering feats, great architectural innovation, and the rapid movement of people and goods across the globe. Cultures were both enriched and destroyed by the unrelenting construction of the railroads, and the new technology quickly took on a vital role in civil conflicts and two world wars. In this beautifully illustrated book, renowned transportation journalist Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious pioneers who developed the railways that would dominate the globe.

Che Guevara

Book of Che Guevara
  • Author : Jon Lee Anderson
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Isbn : : 9780802197252
  • Pages : 672
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography

Acclaimed around the world and a national best-seller, this is the definitive work on Che Guevara, the dashing rebel whose epic dream was to end poverty and injustice in Latin America and the developing world through armed revolution. Jon Lee Anderson’s biography traces Che’s extraordinary life, from his comfortable Argentine upbringing to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution, from the halls of power in Castro’s government to his failed campaign in the Congo and assassination in the Bolivian jungle. Anderson has had unprecedented access to the personal archives maintained by Guevara’s widow and carefully guarded Cuban government documents. He has conducted extensive interviews with Che’s comrades—some of whom speak here for the first time—and with the CIA men and Bolivian officers who hunted him down. Anderson broke the story of where Guevara’s body was buried, which led to the exhumation and state burial of the bones. Many of the details of Che’s life have long been cloaked in secrecy and intrigue. Meticulously researched and full of exclusive information, Che Guevara illuminates as never before this mythic figure who embodied the high-water mark of revolutionary communism as a force in history.

Blood and Earth

Book of Blood and Earth
  • Author : Kevin Bales
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : : 0812995775
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Social Science

For readers of such crusading works of nonfiction as Katherine Boo’s Beyond the Beautiful Forevers and Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains comes a powerful and captivating examination of two entwined global crises: environmental destruction and human trafficking—and an inspiring, bold plan for how we can solve them. A leading expert on modern-day slavery, Kevin Bales has traveled to some of the world’s most dangerous places documenting and battling human trafficking. In the course of his reporting, Bales began to notice a pattern emerging: Where slavery existed, so did massive, unchecked environmental destruction. But why? Bales set off to find the answer in a fascinating and moving journey that took him into the lives of modern-day slaves and along a supply chain that leads directly to the cellphones in our pockets. What he discovered is that even as it destroys individuals, families, and communities, new forms of slavery that proliferate in the world’s lawless zones also pose a grave threat to the environment. Simply put, modern-day slavery is destroying the planet. The product of seven years of travel and research, Blood and Earth brings us dramatic stories from the world’s most beautiful and tragic places, the environmental and human-rights hotspots where this crisis is concentrated. But it also tells the stories of some of the most common products we all consume—from computers to shrimp to jewelry—whose origins are found in these same places. Blood and Earth calls on us to recognize the grievous harm we have done to one another, put an end to it, and recommit to repairing the world. This is a clear-eyed and inspiring book that suggests how we can begin the work of healing humanity and the planet we share. Praise for Blood and Earth “A heart-wrenching narrative . . . Weaving together interviews, history, and statistics, the author shines a light on how the poverty, chaos, wars, and government corruption create the perfect storm where slavery flourishes and environmental destruction follows. . . . A clear-eyed account of man’s inhumanity to man and Earth. Read it to get informed, and then take action.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “[An] exposé of the global economy’s ‘deadly dance’ between slavery and environmental disaster . . . Based on extensive travels through eastern Congo’s mineral mines, Bangladeshi fisheries, Ghanian gold mines, and Brazilian forests, Bales reveals the appalling truth in graphic detail. . . . Readers will be deeply disturbed to learn how the links connecting slavery, environmental issues, and modern convenience are forged.”—Publishers Weekly “This well-researched and vivid book studies the connection between slavery and environmental destruction, and what it will take to end both.”—Shelf Awareness (starred review) “This is a remarkable book, demonstrating once more the deep links between the ongoing degradation of the planet and the ongoing degradation of its most vulnerable people. It’s a bracing reminder that a mentality that allows throwaway people also allows a throwaway earth.”—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

The Lost Gold of the Montezumas: A Story of the Alamo

Book of The Lost Gold of the Montezumas: A Story of the Alamo
  • Author : William O. Stoddard
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn : : 1465518509
  • Pages : 309
  • Category : Alamo

Rusher's Gold

Book of Rusher's Gold
  • Author : Tracy Diane
  • Publisher : Giverny Press
  • Isbn : : 0989411257
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction

A time traveling cave. A vicious band of miners…and pure gold. When West Virginia teenagers Emma and Brody promised their neighbor, a famous geologist, to help rebuild his decimated rock and mineral collection for a museum display, they didn’t know they would be in for the magical ride of a lifetime. After a successful trip to 1775 England where they collected the rare Blue John Fluorite, the teens are quick to jump at the chance to travel to the California Gold Rush in 1851. When they arrive at the Gold Rush and meet an old acquaintance, they think the mission will be easy until they realize their friend may not be able to help them at all. When their actions in the past erase their future, can Emma and Brody right the wrong? With a hostile group of miners hot on their trail, Brody and Emma must collect the gold, save their friends, and salvage the future before it is too late. Rusher’s Gold is the second book in the middle grade adventure/sci-fi series Crystal Cave Adventures. If you like adventure and time travel mixed with your geology, then you’ll love Tracy Diane’s exciting series.

Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Book of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Author : Gary Butler,Jeremy Kirk
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : : 019259558X
  • Pages : 447
  • Category : Medical

Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes looks at issues in children arising from either deficient or excessive production of hormones; chemical messengers secreted into the blood stream from specialised glands. It contains information on endocrine glands, diabetes and its management, and clinical problems such as short stature, puberty and obesity. Written by two senior clinicians, the fully revised second edition offers evidence-based guidance to practitioners in the field. With bullet points, illustrations and clinical tips, the information in this comprehensive handbook is easy to access. Presented in pocket size, this it is the ideal source to have on the ward.

Sword Venerable Ling Tian

Book of Sword Venerable Ling Tian
  • Author : Mo Bai
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : : 1647597528
  • Pages : 421
  • Category : Fiction

Ling Tian's previous life was a sword-washing slave. According to regulations, he should wash swords for two years and practice his sword for two years, then he can get rid of being slave. But he was insulted by his undisputed character, because he never rebelled, and the slaves who washed the sword with him did all they could to bully him. They forced him to do their works, forced him to bear bad things, and finally he died in the frame of others. After he died, he was reborn with anger. After rebirth, he was determined to change his destiny, get rid of being slave, and make those who had bullied him to pay the price. 作者简介 ☆About the Author☆ Mo Bai, a new internet novelist, is still serializing his "Lingtian Sword Master", which has won the support of many netizens. Most readers are drawn to its ups and downs.

Dirty Gold

Book of Dirty Gold
  • Author : Jay Weaver,Nicholas Nehamas,Jim Wyss,Kyra Gurney
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Isbn : : 1541762916
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : True Crime

The explosive story of the illegal gold trade from South America, and the three Miami businessmen who got rich on it In March of 2017, a team of FBI agents arrested Juan Granda, Samer Barrage, and Renato Rodriguez, or as they called themselves, "the three amigos." The trio--first identified publicly by the authors of this book-- had built a $3.6 billion dollar business in metals trading, mostly illegal Peruvian gold. Their arrests and subsequent prosecution laid bare more than a corrupt finance firm, though. Instead, Dirty Gold lifts the veil on an illegal international business that is five times as lucrative as trafficking cocaine, and arguably more dangerous. As the award-winning team of Miami Herald reporters show, illegal gold mines have become a haven for Latin American drug money. The gold is then sold to metals traders, and ultimately to Americans who want it in their jewelry, smartphones, and investment portfolios. By following the trail of these three traders, Dirty Gold leads us into a criminal underworld that has never before been in full view.

Blood

Book of Blood
  • Author : Joseph Glass
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : : 0743211332
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction

Dr. Susan Shader is the most fascinating -- and sexiest -- heroine to come along since Clarice Starling made her debut in The Silence of the Lambs. Introduced in Joseph Glass's widely praised first novel, Eyes, Susan is a renowned psychiatrist and criminal profiler for the Chicago Police Department whose uncanny gift of second sight has made her a celebrity among law enforcement professionals. However, Susan is increasingly reluctant to devote her psychic powers to the cause of tracking down criminals. Last time, her efforts led to the abduction and near death of her eight-year-old son. But when a young woman is found dead in a body bag in Chicago's Lincoln Park, Detective David Gold, Susan's longtime friend at the Chicago Police Department, once again calls upon her psychic powers. Traces of foreign blood and strange markings found on the body make one thing certain: a killing this ornate could only be the work of a deranged serial killer. They call him the Undertaker. Susan is quickly drawn in by the bizarre psychology of the killer, a man who preys on, and prays over, beautiful young women like a fanatic executioner. Plagued by psychic messages that allude to abortion, virginity, and seemingly random quotations from Romeo and Juliet, Susan scrambles for answers. When the best efforts of a determined police force fail to solve the riddle, Susan Shader's controversial gift may be the only way to stop the madman. Combining the disturbing imagery and virtuosic writing of Thomas Harris and the intricate plot twists of John le Carré, Joseph Glass catapults the suspense thriller to an entirely new dimension. In Blood, he has fashioned a relentless, masterly psychological drama that leads to a most unexpected and bone-chilling climax. And he has given us Susan Shader, a hauntingly appealing heroine we've definitely not seen the last of.

Rebirth: Immortal Sovereign in the City

Book of Rebirth: Immortal Sovereign in the City
  • Author : Shang Wei
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : : 1647814502
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction

In this life, He was determined to do his own thing, and swore to cultivate into immortal in this bustling metropolis, to be the strongest in the world! Qin Yichen was a well-known supernatural being. While practicing, he fell down by accident, which made him rebirth to the earth where he had lived a thousand of years before. After practicing for thousands of years, he was no longer the cowardly nerd he used to be. In this life, He was determined to do his own thing, and swore to cultivate into immortal in this bustling metropolis, to be the strongest in the world! ☆About the Author☆ Shang Wei is an online novelist. His novel is loading. Its interesting storyline and smooth wrting style are widely welcomed, in virture of that, he gets a lot of praise.

Ancient Devil Monarch

Book of Ancient Devil Monarch
  • Author : Tian Shi
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : : 164857386X
  • Pages : 816
  • Category : Fiction

Was it the rebirth of a Martial Soul? Or was it relying on the Martial Skills? Because he had offended the three great families, Yi Zhou, a youngster with nine large veins who had been trapped in the Seal, finally emerged from the three great academies of the Azure Sun Dynasty due to his fortuitous encounter in the Misty Forest, obtaining an unknown Martial Soul and the Four Arts of the Sky Demons. However, in the end, the Azure Sun Empire was only a small country that was subordinate to a large country. What Yi Zhou had to face were not only the various countries, but also that mysterious sect and that mysterious world. Under so many dangers, would Yi Zhou be able to succeed?

Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Science

Book of Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Science
  • Author : Valery V. Tuchin
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : : 1439806292
  • Pages : 868
  • Category : Medical

The Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Science analyzes achievements, new trends, and perspectives of photonics in its application to biomedicine. With contributions from world-renowned experts in the field, the handbook describes advanced biophotonics methods and techniques intensively developed in recent years. Addressing the latest problems in biomedical optics and biophotonics, the book discusses optical and terahertz spectroscopy and imaging methods for biomedical diagnostics based on the interaction of coherent, polarized, and acoustically modulated radiation with tissues and cells. It covers modalities of nonlinear spectroscopic microscopies, photonic technologies for therapy and surgery, and nanoparticle photonic technologies for cancer treatment and UV radiation protection. The text also elucidates the advanced spectroscopy and imaging of normal and pathological tissues. This comprehensive handbook represents the next step in contemporary biophotonics advances. By collecting recently published information scattered in the literature, the book enables researchers, engineers, and medical doctors to become familiar with major, state-of-the-art results in biophotonics science and technology.

Rogue Economics

Book of Rogue Economics
  • Author : Loretta Napoleoni
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Isbn : : 1583229949
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Business & Economics

What do Eastern Europe's booming sex trade, America's subprime mortgage lending scandal, China’s fake goods industry, and celebrity philanthropy in Africa have in common? With biopirates trolling the blood industry, fish-farming bandits ravaging the high seas, pornography developing virtually in Second Life, and games like World of Warcraft spawning online sweatshops, how are rogue industries transmuting into global empires? And will the entire system be transformed by the advent of sharia economics? With the precision of an economist and the narrative deftness of a storyteller, syndicated journalist Loretta Napoleoni examines how the world is being reshaped by dark economic forces, creating victims out of millions of ordinary people whose lives have become trapped inside a fantasy world of consumerism. Napoleoni reveals the architecture of our world, and in doing so provides fresh insight into many of the most insoluble problems of our era.

The Global Lives of Things

Book of The Global Lives of Things
  • Author : Anne Gerritsen,Giorgio Riello
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1317374568
  • Pages : 266
  • Category : History

The Global Lives of Things considers the ways in which ‘things’, ranging from commodities to works of art and precious materials, participated in the shaping of global connections in the period 1400-1800. By focusing on the material exchange between Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australia, this volume traces the movements of objects through human networks of commerce, colonialism and consumption. It argues that material objects mediated between the forces of global economic exchange and the constantly changing identities of individuals, as they were drawn into global circuits. It proposes a reconceptualization of early modern global history in the light of its material culture by asking the question: what can we learn about the early modern world by studying its objects? This exciting new collection draws together the latest scholarship in the study of material culture and offers students a critique and explanation of the notion of commodity and a reinterpretation of the meaning of exchange. It engages with the concepts of ‘proto-globalization’, ‘the first global age’ and ‘commodities/consumption’. Divided into three parts, the volume considers in Part One, Objects of Global Knowledge, in Part Two, Objects of Global Connections, and finally, in Part Three, Objects of Global Consumption. The collection concludes with afterwords from three of the leading historians in the field, Maxine Berg, Suraiya Faroqhi and Paula Findlen, who offer their critical view of the methodologies and themes considered in the book and place its arguments within the wider field of scholarship. Extensively illustrated, and with chapters examining case studies from Northern Europe to China and Australia, this book will be essential reading for students of global history.

Small Animal Imaging

Book of Small Animal Imaging
  • Author : Fabian Kiessling,Bernd J. Pichler,Peter Hauff
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : : 3319422022
  • Pages : 875
  • Category : Medical

This textbook is a practical guide to the use of small animal imaging in preclinical research that will assist in the choice of imaging modality and contrast agent and in study design, experimental setup, and data evaluation. All established imaging modalities are discussed in detail, with the assistance of numerous informative illustrations. While the focus of the new edition remains on practical basics, it has been updated to encompass a variety of emerging imaging modalities, methods, and applications. Additional useful hints are also supplied on the installation of a small animal unit, study planning, animal handling, and cost-effective performance of small animal imaging. Cross-calibration methods and data postprocessing are considered in depth. This new edition of Small Animal Imaging will be an invaluable aid for researchers, students, and technicians involved in research into and applications of small animal imaging.

Ultimate Cultivation Master

Book of Ultimate Cultivation Master
  • Author : Zhu GeXiaoYao
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : : 1649556667
  • Pages : N.A
  • Category : Fiction

Xu Xiaoyi, a very ordinary youth, had a dual personality after receiving such a strong mental blow. Then, by chance, he obtained the seven-colored spirit fruit left behind by an ancient Immortal. He obtained the seven-colored spirit root that no one had ever obtained before, and he even fused with the original blood of the Blood Clan's master, Cain! What followed was a strange fantasy, a blurred past life! Was this heaven's will? Or was it that someone was manipulating the realms of cultivators: Qi Cultivation, Foundation Establishment, Fasting, Jindan, Nascent Soul, Enlightenment, Soul Division, Fusion, Tribulations, and Large Success?