In a frenzied world, there remains a courtly gesture that has the rare magic to lift us and mark the simplest of moments as special. That gesture - the well-offered toast.
As the Third Age came to a bloody close, one of the first victims of the brutal march of the Shadow's armies across Eredane was the city of Highwall. Since the First Age, the city and its Scholar's Academy stood as a beacon of hope and enlightenment in a darkening world. That shining beacon was shattered seemingly overnight as the fury of the Shadow in the North descended on the world. Now, a hundred years later, the city of Highwall lies in ruin. At the center of this desolation rises Theros Obsidia, a black tower of impossible size that was magicked from the earth and stone like a splinter drawn from flesh. This is the locus of Izrador's power in Eredane and the fortress of his legates, the Order of Shadow. Huddled around the tower are the camps and garrisons of the Shadow's hordes, along with the ruins and hovels of the city's survivors. Highwall has become a place of death and darkness, and only the bravest, most follhardy, or most desperate heroes dare to intrude into the heart of Shadow. City of Shadow offers detailed information on the ruined and occupied city of Highwall, a level-by-level description of Theros Obsidia complete with beautiful maps and illustrations, and in-depth information on the Order of Shadow. Requires the use of the Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook, published by Wizards of the Coast, Inc. This product utilizes updated material from the v.3.5 revision.
It’s time for checkmate. I’ve joined Spencer, but only to end this.
No more playing games.
No more waiting for someone to save me. It’s time to take my destiny in my own hands and destroy it. Every force will align against me, including John. But I won’t give up, for I am the Last Queen. ….
Tune in to the thrilling final instalment of The Last Queen Series.
Mişima'nın, "Yaşayan en büyük Japon yazarlarından biri," dediği Kenzaburo Oe, kitaba adını veren "Kurbanı Beslemek" adlı uzun öyküsünde en sıradan ve masum insanın nasıl bir canavara dönüşebileceğini, salt mimiklerle bile ırkçılığın nasıl usul usul beslenebileceğini anlatır. Can Yayınları'nın geçmişte üç ayrı kitap olarak yayımladığı Kurbanı Beslemek, Delilikten Kurtar Bizi ve Gözyaşlarımı Sileceği Gün adlı bu üç uzun öyküsünde Oe, çağdaş dünyanın uğraştığı en sıkıcı insani sorunları yüksek bir edebî başarıyla anlatıyor. Özgün dilinden yeniden çevrilen bu üç uzun öykü bu kez bir arada yayımlanıyor. Kurbanı Beslemek (Shiiku) : 1957 Delilikten Kurtar Bizi (Warera no kyōki wo ikinobiru michi wo oshieyo): 1969 Gözyaşlarımı Sileceği Gün (Mizukara waga namida wo nuguitamau hi): 1972
In December 1926 Agatha Christie became front-page news when she vanished in bizarre circumstances from her home in Berkshire, England. The crime writer was found 11 days later in a hotel in Harrogate,Yorkshire, claiming to be the victim of amnesia. Up till now none of her biographers has come up with conclusive evidence as to what Agatha Christie did in the first 24 hours after she disappeared or whether her memory loss was genuine. Although the notoriety made Agatha Christie famous, she never recovered from the intense press scrutiny, and the private anguish that surrounded the episode ensured that she made no reference to it in her memoirs.
Illustrated with many hitherto unpublished photographs, Jared Cade's riveting book—on which a BBC television documentary has been based—provides all the answers, including startling accounts by the novelist's surviving relatives, that reveal for the first time why she staged the disappearance with the help of a co-conspiritor and how it all went terribly wrong.
The question of consciousness is perhaps the most significant problem still unsolved by science. In Inner Presence, Antti Revonsuo proposes a novel approach to the study of consciousness that integrates findings from philosophy, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience into a coherent theoretical framework. Arguing that any fruitful scientific approach to the problem must consider both the subjective psychological reality of consciousness and the objective neurobiological reality, Revonsuo proposes that the best strategy for discovering the connection between these two realities is one of "biological realism," using tools of the empirical biological sciences. This approach, which he calls the "biological research program," provides a theoretical and philosophical foundation that contemporary study of consciousness lacks. Revonsuo coins the term "world simulation metaphor" and uses this metaphor to develop a powerful way of thinking about consciousness as a biological system in the brain. This leads him to propose that the dreaming brain and visual consciousness are ideal model systems for empirical consciousness research. He offers a comprehensive overview and critical analysis of consciousness research and defends his approach against currently popular philosophical views, in particular against approaches that deny or externalize phenomenal consciousness, or claim that brain activity is not sufficient for consciousness. He systematically examines the principal issues in the science of consciousness -- the contents of consciousness, the unity of consciousness and the binding problem, the explanatory gap and the neural correlates of consciousness, and the causal powers and function of consciousness. Revonsuo draws together empirical data from a wide variety of sources, including dream research, brain imaging, neuropsychology, and evolutionary psychology, into the theoretical framework of the biological research program, thus pointing the way toward a unified biological science of consciousness. Applying imaginative thought experiments, Inner Presence reaches beyond the current state-of-the-art, revealing how the problem of consciousness may eventually be solved by future science.