Born under an evil moon harboring dark secrets, Earl Cain C. Hargreves, the youthful heir of the aristocratic Hargreves family, is a man on a quest to find the truth about his family's past. Written in dark, harrowing episodes, The CAIN Saga chronicles how Cain solves the strange crimes that seem to plague his cursed existence, yet somehow bring him closer to deciphering the puzzling circumstances surrounding his father's tragic death.
The key to our minds ability to create is to bring forth images that help us to see the world in a different way, a new way. With this line of vision, we are opened to numerous possibilities. All hopes that have once seemed so far a way suddenly become attainable. For moments that are surrounded by despair, with no sign of light to guide us, are soon turned into a time of triumph and rejoicing. There is a spirit of our mind's eye, when at its most active, gives more power to extend itself further. That is inspiration. Drawn from the simplest of matters or objects that we may or may not have taken notice. In these stories, inspiration is given to a number of working people, who try to fill in the missing links in their vocations of choice. For in their midst they come face to face with an ultimate gift from a common object, a statue, a cloth sculpture, a beaded art form. Whichever name they are given, the message to these people is to respond to this gift; Find within their hearts the courage to go beyond where the eyes can see.
[A] new people appeared on the scene, bringing with them the elements of a high culture and a knowledge of working in metals. These were the Pharaonic Egyptians, who seem to have come from Babylonia and the coasts of southern Arabia. Cities were built and kingdoms were founded on the banks of the Nile, and the Early Israel and the surrounding .population was forced to become the serfs of the new-comers, to cultivate their fields, to confine the Nile within artificial boundaries, and to carry out those engineering works which have made the valley of the Nile what it is to-day. -from "Chapter V: Egypt" A.H. Sayce was one of the most controversial figures in the field of biblical archaeology at the turn of the 20th century, a popularizer of ancient history who sought to prove the veracity of the Bible as an historical document. This 1899 work leaves no doubt as to why he enjoyed such success with the public: this is a compulsively readable work, yet one of formidable scholarship as well. A brisk study of the legendary places of the Bible-and of the dawn of human civilization-Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations briefly explores the landscapes and the cultures of Israel, Canaan, Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Arabia, Syria, Asia Minor with wit and panache. It remains an excellent foundation for appreciating the Biblical as history and as literature. Also available from Cosimo Classics: Sayce's The Hibbert Lectures, 1887: Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Religion of the Ancient Babylonians British classical scholar ARCHIBALD HENRY SAYCE (1845-1933), a fellow and lecturer in Assyriology at Oxford, is best known for his book The History of Hebrews and his deciphering of the Hittite language. An expert in Ancient Near Eastern civilization and culture, he also authored Assyria: Its Princes, Priests and People and The Races of the Old Testament.
A mother knows when something is wrong with her child. If the problem is physical, she takes the child to a doctor. But if the problem is a misunderstanding of her child's mind, where does she turn for help?
This is Ben's story.
He was a happy, healthy boy -- a mother's dream come true. Yet by the age of three, Ben's development was significantly delayed: He couldn't make sense of the simplest phrases, and he still hadn't started talking. When Karen Foli finally took her son, Ben, to a speech and hearing clinic, she was told that he was "probably retarded and perhaps autistic." But Karen knew that Ben was highly perceptive, even frustrated by his inability to communicate. Trusting her "mother's intuition," Karen set out on a journey to learn the truth about her son's condition....and what she found was APD.
A person with auditory processing disorder receives jumbled and distorted sounds. But the ability to hear is usually normal. Even though it affects millions of Americans, APD can be difficult to diagnose and challenging to treat. Through years of research, and personal interviews, Karen Foli learned everything she needed to know about APD in order to help her son achieve the greatest gift of all: communication. "Like Sound Through Water" is her story -- winning, inspiring, and true.