Publisher: Turner (Spain)
A journey through the darker reaches of humankind, "Apocalypsis" is a record of loss, grief, injustice, violence and death through war in Iraq, the Congo, Darfur, Colombia, Afghanistan and Burma. Photographer Alvaro Ybarra Zavala aims to bring the realities of these regions into our daily lives, and to confront us with what he describes as "the orgy of desperation, blood and despair which human beings are capable of inflicting upon their fellows"; he undertakes to record these darker episodes in our recent history to show that they are omnipresent realities. "People are moved by what they see," writes Zavala. "They respond emotionally, intellectually and morally. All we have is each other. We create our own problems, and it is up to us to solve them. I want this project to become a part of our visual history, to enter our collective memory and our collective conscience. I hope it will serve to remind us that history's deepest tragedies concern not the great leaders who set events in motion but the countless ordinary people who are caught up in those events and torn apart by their remorseless fury."
Author: Tim LaHaye
The Biblical Foundation for the Best-selling Left Behind Series . . . In the twinkling of an eye, millions of people across the world vanish, resulting in highway catastrophes, plane crashes, utility breakdowns, and more. Chaos reigns. With the stage set, a dictator emerges who persecutes Christians horribly. But tribulation is about to give way to incredible joy -- for the return of the King of Kings is at hand. In Revelation Unveiled, Dr. Tim LaHaye, co-author with Jerry Jenkins of the best-selling novels Left Behind and Tribulation Force, reveals the scriptural foundation of this series. Revelation Unveiled explains such critical topics as: - The rapture of the church - The Return of Christ - The Great Tribulation - The Final Battle against Satan and His Hosts - The Seven Seals - The Millenial Reign - The Seven Trumpets - The Seven Bowls of Wrath - The Great White Throne - The Destruction of Babylon - The New Heaven and New Earth -- Previously titled Revelation Illustrated and Made Plain, this revised and updated commentary includes numerous charts. With simple and accessible language, Revelation Unveiled will help you better understand this mysterious, final book of the Bible and its implications.
Author: Will Self
Publisher: Canongate Books
The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.
Author: Thomas Greanias
Publisher: La Factoría de Ideas
El arqueólogo Conrad Yeats descubre en los restos de un submarino nazi hundido el impactante legado que dejó Adolf Hitler de su búsqueda de la Atlántida. Sepultada bajo el agua, en el corazón del buque espía del Tercer Reich, permanecía la clave de una antigua conspiración, una intriga que llega hasta los más altos niveles de los gobiernos más relevantes. Este fatal descubrimiento lanza a Yeats a una carrera mortal por todo el Mediterráneo, perseguido por los asesinos de una organización internacional que no se detendrá ante nada con tal de iniciar un armagedón global que reviva un imperio. Y solo Serena Serghetti, la bella lingüista del Vaticano a la que él siempre ha amado, puede ayudarlo a salvar al mundo del apocalipsis de la Atlántida.
Author: Joy Renjilian-Burgy, Rebecca M. Valette
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This best-selling reader is designed to transition students from reading highly controlled elementary-level materials to appreciating authentic literature. Written primarily in the twentieth century by authors from Spain, Latin America, and the United States, the 31 short stories in ALBUM appear in order of increasing difficulty. Many features, including generous notes and glosses and a range of varied activities, aid comprehension, encourage oral and written self-expression, and promote cooperative learning, as well as critical thinking about the selections. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Stephen King
Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published. A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world’s population within a few weeks. Those who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge—Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious “Dark Man,” who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them—and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity. (This edition includes all of the new and restored material first published in The Stand: The Complete And Uncut Edition.) From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil examines the next step in the evolutionary process of the union of human and machine. He foresees the dawning of a new civilization where we will be able to transcend our biological skills with the vastly greater capacity, speed and knowledge-sharing abilities of our creations. In practical terms, human aging and illness will be reversed; pollution will be stopped and world hunger and poverty will be solved. There will be no clear distinction between human and machine, real reality and virtual reality. The Singularity is Near offers a view of the coming age that is both a dramatic culmination of centuries of technological ingenuity and a genuinely inspiring vision of our ultimate destiny.
Author: Stephen King
Apocalipsis es Stephen King en estado puro. Unánimemente, una de las novelas favoritas de los fans del maestro de la literatura de terror. Un virus gripal, creado artificialmente como posible arma bacteriológica, se extiende por Estados Unidos y el mundo, provocando la muerte de la mayor parte de la población. Los supervivientes tienen sueños comunes, en los que aparece una anciana y un hombre joven. La mujer anciana los incita a viajar a Nebraska para combatir a Randall Flagg, un abominable personaje que lidera las fuerzas del mal y busca la aniquilación definitiva de la humanidad mediante un temible arsenal nuclear.
Author: David Keirsey, Marilyn M. Bates
Publisher: Prometheus Nemesis Book Company
Describes sixteen basic personality types, argues that people try to reshape their spouses, children, friends, and coworkers into models of themselves, and discusses different styles of leadership
Author: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Partly set in Argentina, partly in France this anti-German story describes the horrors of WW I as the background for a tragic story of illicit love.
Author: Max Brooks
Publisher: Broadway Books
An illustrated, comprehensive guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any territory or terrain. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Author: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Publisher: Ediciones AKAL
En "Los cuatro jinetes del Apocalipsis" Blasco Ibáñez narra la historia de dos familias ideológicamente enfrentadas, los Desnoyers y los Von Hartrott, que combatirán en bandos opuestos en la Primera Guerra Mundial. La Guerra, el Hambre, la Peste y la Muerte son los cuatro jinetes de los que el autor se sirve para representar el avance del horror y la desolación que desgarran la Europa inmersa en el conflicto bélico. La novela alcanzó tal éxito mundial que en 1921 "The Illustrated London News" afirmó que era el libro más leído del mundo aparte de la Biblia. Después llegarían las adaptaciones al cine de Hollywood de un relato que trasciende más allá de los límites cronológicos para denunciar la eterna propensión humana a las guerras.
Author: David Jeremiah
Publisher: Tyndale House
Who Will Usher in Earth’s Final Days? Are we living in the end times? Is it possible that the players depicted in the book of Revelation could be out in force today? And if they are, would you know how to recognize them? In Agents of the Apocalypse, noted prophecy expert Dr. David Jeremiah does what no prophecy expert has done before. He explores the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players—the exiled, the martyrs, the elders, the victor, the king, the judge, the 144,000, the witnesses, the false prophet, and the beast. One by one, Dr. Jeremiah delves into their individual personalities and motives, and the role that each plays in biblical prophecy. Then he provides readers with the critical clues and information needed to recognize their presence and power in the world today. The stage is set, and the curtain is about to rise on Earth’s final act. Will you be ready?
Author: Vincinte Blasco Ibanez
Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive
The original Spanish plus English translation of classic novel, which was a best-seller in the US in 1919.According to Wikipedia: "Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (29 January 1867 – 28 January 1928) was a Spanish realist novelist writing in Spanish, a screenwriter and occasional film director. Born in Valencia, today he is best known in the English-speaking world for his World War I novel Los cuatro jinetes del apocalipsis. Filmed in 1921 as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, it was filmed again in 1962, reset in World War II. However, in his time he was a best-selling author inside and outside of Spain, and also known for his controversial political activities. While Sangre y arena (Blood and Sand) and Los cuatro jinetes del apocalipsis are his most popular novels, particularly outside of Spain, his Valencian novels such as La barraca and Cañas y barro are the ones most valued by scholars."