Author: Kiera Cass
Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story.
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Collins
The first book in the captivating, #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series! Discover a breathless fairy-tale romance with swoon-worthy characters, glittering gowns, fierce intrigue, and a dystopian world that will captivate readers who loved Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Ally Condie’s Matched, and Lauren Oliver’s Delirium. For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, live in a palace, and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and competing for a crown she doesn’t want. Then America meets Prince Maxon—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Prepare to be swept away by the gorgeous gowns and breathless romance of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series—now brought to life in this beautifully illustrated coloring book. Features original black-and-white line drawings of favorite characters and moments from the world of Illéa, as well as stunningly designed hand-lettered quotes from all five Selection books, all on perforated pages that can easily be removed and displayed. The Selection Coloring Book is the perfect companion for fans of the Selection series and a captivating journey for any reader who loves a happily ever after.
This book is a complete guide to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV camera. With this book, author Alexander S. White provides users of the RX10 IV with a manual covering all aspects of the camera’s operation. Using a tutorial-like approach, the book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to accomplish things with the RX10 IV, and explains when and why to use the camera’s many features. The book provides details about the camera’s shooting modes as well as its menu options for shooting, playback, setup, video, Wi-Fi, and special effects. The book covers all features of the RX10 IV that are new for this model, including its enhanced focusing system with phase detection autofocus; its ability to use a touch screen for focusing and enlarging images in some situations; and a variety of new or enhanced menu options. The book includes more than 500 color photographs that illustrate the camera’s controls, display screens, and menus. The images include photographs taken using the RX10 IV’s Scene mode, with settings optimized for subjects such as landscapes, sunsets, portraits, and action shots; and its Creative Style and Picture Effect menu options, with settings that alter the appearance of images. The book provides concise introductions to topics such as street photography and infrared photography, and explains how to use the camera’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features to transfer images to a smartphone or tablet, to control the camera from such a device, and to add location information to images. The book includes a full discussion of the video features of the RX10 IV, which can shoot HD and 4K (ultra-HD) movies, with manual control of exposure and focus during recording. The book explains the camera’s numerous features for professional-level videography, including Picture Profiles that allow adjustment of settings such as gamma curve, black level, knee, and detail. The book describes steps for recording 4K video to an external video recorder using the “clean” video output from the camera’s HDMI port. In three appendices, the book discusses accessories for the RX10 IV, including cases, power sources, remote controls, microphones and external flash units, and includes a list of websites and other resources for further information. The book includes an appendix with “quick tips” on how to take advantage of the camera’s features in the most efficient ways possible. This guide to the RX10 IV includes a detailed index, so the reader can quickly locate information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.
Countering the call by some "pro-Lacanians" for an end to the exegesis ofLacan's work--and the dismissal by "anti-Lacanians" of Lacan as impossiblyimpenetrable--Subjectivity and Otherness argues for Lacan as a "paradoxically systematic"thinker, and for the necessity of a close analysis of his texts. Lorenzo Chiesa examines, from aphilosophical perspective, the evolution of the concept of subjectivity in Lacan's work, carryingout a detailed reading of the Lacanian subject in its necessary relation to otherness according toLacan's orders of the Imaginary, the Symbolic, and the Real. Chiesa emphasizes the continuityunderlying apparently incompatible phases of Lacan's examination of the subject, describing Lacan'stheory as a consistent philosophical system--but one that is constantly revised and thereforeproblematic. Chiesa analyzes each "old" theory of the subject within the framework of a"new" elaboration and reassesses its fundamental tenets from the perspective of a generalpsychoanalytic discourse that becomes increasingly complex. From the 1960s on, writes Chiesa, theLacanian subject amounts to an irreducible lack that must be actively confronted and assumed; this"subjectivized lack," Chiesa argues further, offers an escape from the contemporaryimpasse between the "death of the subject" alleged by postmodernism and a return to atraditional "substantialist" notion of the subject. An original treatment ofpsychoanalytic issues, Subjectivity and Otherness fills a significant gap in the existing literatureon Lacan, taking seriously the need for a philosophical investigation of Lacanian concepts.LorenzoChiesa is a Lecturer at the School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, UnitedKingdom. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on Lacanian theory.
Der heute verlorene Kommentar von Alexander aus Aphrodisias (ca. 200 n. Chr.) zur Physik des Aristoteles ist eines der wichtigsten Werke der Antike: beeinflusste er doch als Quelle sowohl die griechischen Kommentatoren des Aristoteles als auch - vermittelt durch die Araber - die Philosophie des Mittelalters. Die in dieser Ausgabe pr+sentierte Erstedition und Untersuchung der nahezu 700 byzantinischen Scholien, die erst j8ngst entdeckt wurden, erlauben eine genauere Rekonstruktion der physikalischen Lehren Alexanders und tragen zugleich zum besseren Verst+ndnis der Geschichte des Aristotelismus und der vorklassischen Physik bei.
La Sélection -
Author: Kiera CASS
Publisher: R-jeunes adultes
Une nouvelle sélection commence. Vingt ans après la Sélection d'America Singer, et malgré l'abolition des castes, la famille royale d'Illeá doit à nouveau faire face au mécontentement du peuple : l'heure est venue de lancer une nouvelle Sélection. A dix-huit ans, la Princesse Eadlyn se sent prête à devenir reine. Elle l'est beaucoup moins à trouver un mari, au point que cette idée ne l'a même jamais effleurée. Quand elle consent finalement à ce que ses parents lui organisent une Sélection, Eadlyn voit son quotidien bouleversé par l'arrivée de ses 35 prétendants et la folie médiatique qui l'accompagne. Mais entre les raisons du coeur et la raison d'État, la Princesse va devoir faire des choix, et, au fil des semaines, se prendre à ce jeu dont dépend l'avenir d'Illeá... Le livre IV de la série best-seller international.
Author: Amy Ewing
The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Selection in this darkly riveting tale that BCCB said “Will have fans of Oliver’s Delirium, Cass’s The Selection, and DeStefano’s Wither breathless.” The Jewel means wealth, the Jewel means beauty—but for Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Born and raised in the Marsh, Violet is destined for the Jewel. She is trained as a surrogate for the royalty and is bought by the Duchess of the Lake at auction. And she quickly learns the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life. Violet must accept the ugly realities of her life . . . all while trying to stay alive. But before she can accept her fate, Violet meets a handsome boy who is also under the Duchess’s control, and a forbidden love erupts. But their illicit affair has consequences, which will cost them both more than they bargained for. And toeing the line between being calculating and rebellious, Violet must decide what, and who, she is willing to risk for her own freedom.
The three books of the #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series are available together for the first time, along with the first two novellas in the series. Perfect for gift givers and for fans new to the series, this is the only way to get all five stories in one bundle. The Selection: 35 girls. 1 crown. The competition of a lifetime. Kiera Cass's bestselling debut is a lush and romantic tale about one girl choosing between two loves—and two very different lives. The Elite: 35 girls came to the palace. Only 6 remain. In this sequel to The Selection, America Singer has grown closer to Prince Maxon and is among the top six contenders for his heart—but she isn't sure she's ready to be a princess. The One: 35 girls entered the Selection. Only 1 can win. In this thrilling third novel, America must finally choose between Prince Maxon and her first love, Aspen—but her time to choose may have run out. The Prince: This novella takes readers inside Prince Maxon's world before the Selection began, when there was another girl in his life. The Guard: This novella takes readers inside Aspen's world as a guard at the castle, where he is forced to watch his true love fall for someone else.
Only 1 can win the crown. All five books in Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series are now available in this beautiful paperback box set. In Cass's first three books, we learned about the Selection and were introduced to America Singer, a spirited seventeen-year-old girl who is forced to compete for the chance to be her country's next princess. In The Heir and The Crown, fans were introduced to a new era. Twenty years have passed since the events of The One, and America and Maxon's daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own. Own the full set of Kiera Cass's bestselling Selection series now!
Reality Transurfing. Steps I-V
Author: Vadim Zeland
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Transurfing is a powerful tool for managing reality. Apply it and life will begin to change according to YOUR order. When you use Transurfing goals are not reached, so much as realised for the most part of themselves. It seems impossible to believe but only at first. The ideas presented in the book have already received practical confirmation. Those who have tried Transurfing, experience surprise bordering on delight as the world of the Transurfer inexplicably changes before their very eyes. What is the book about? Transurfing is the art of controlling reality using our freedom of choice. The world always reflects our perception of it. People can choose any variant of the development of current reality and thereby find themselves in circumstances they find desirable . To learn how to do this, you have to learn how to establish mutual understanding between the soul and mind, formulate intention and avoid the influence of destructive pendulums. Why should you read this book? Most people who have read "Transurfing," note that from the very e first pages, the book completely reverses their view of the world and the role of the individual in their own life. A fresh look at reality encourages the reader to consciously relate to the choices they make in any moment, and this really changes their life in the direction they would like. "It works!" is the phrase found in almost all reviews of Vadim Zeland's book. Who is this book for? The book has aroused great interest among the young and middle-aged, those who are interested equally in philosophy, psychology and physics and the mysteries of human consciousness. Why we decided to publish it The idea of " Transurfing Reality" quickly gained popularity when the author posted the text on the Internet. Numerous readers' reviews, saying that it really works, and the author's original take on the structure of reality prompted the publishers decide to publish Vadim Zeland's manuscript. We had no doubt that "Transurfing" would be popular among a huge audience About the author Vadim Zeland: "I'm over forty. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union I was engaged in research in the field of quantum physics, then computer technology, and now books. I live in Russia. My nationality is Russian, or more precisely, a quarter Estonian. The rest is irrelevant, as is all the above. Regarding my own success, all I can say is that Transurfing works perfectly. I don't however want to advertise my personal life, as then it would cease to be personal. Fame turns against you, if you give in to temptation and climb up on a pedestal for all to see. Among some people, the American Indians, for example, there is a belief that if someone copies your portrait (photographs you), they steal part of your soul. Of course, this is just superstition, but tthere is no smoke without fire. You can distribute a product of personal creativity; but release your personality for mass circulation - never. To the question of intrigued readers: "Who are you, Vadim Zeland?," I usually just say: "Nobody." My biography can not and should not be a matter of interest, since I am not thecreator of Transurfing, only a "retranslator." It is essential that we be nothing - an empty vessel, so that we do not impose our personal distortions onto this ancient Knowledge, that opens the door to a world, where the impossible becomes possible. Reality ceases to exist as something external and independent. and becomes manageable if you follow certain rules. The secret itself that is hidden only in as much as it lies on the surface, is so great that the personality of its bearer ceases to be relevant. Perhaps the guardians who passed on this knowledge to me are of genuine interest but they too prefer to remain in the wings."
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Collins
The highly anticipated third book in Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series, The One will captivate readers who love dystopian YA fiction and fairy tales. The One is perfect for the fans who have followed America's whirlwind romance since it began—and a swoon-worthy read for teens who have devoured Veronica Roth's Divergent, Ally Condie's Matched, or Lauren Oliver's Delirium. The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants. Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!
Author: Joshua Khan
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
Thorn, an outlaw's son, wasn't supposed to be a slave. He's been sold to Tyburn, an executioner, and they're headed to Castle Gloom in Gehenna, the land of undead, where Thorn will probably be fed to a vampire. Lilith Shadow wasn't supposed to be ruler of Gehenna. But following the murder of her family, young Lily became the last surviving member of House Shadow, a long line of dark sorcerers. Her country is surrounded by enemies and the only way she can save it is by embracing her heritage and practicing the magic of the undead. But how can she when, as a girl, magic is forbidden to her? Just when it looks like Lily will have to leave her home forever, Thorn arrives at Castle Gloom. A sudden death brings them together, inspires them to break the rules, and leads them to soar to new heights in this fantasy with all the sparkle and luster of a starry night sky
Les réponses qu’apportent la foi et la tradition de l’Église aux grandes questions humaines. Qu’est-ce que l’Église pense de l’écologie ? Besoin d’explications pour comprendre la position de l’Église sur la bioéthique ? Tiré de l’encyclopédie de référence Théo, ce livre expose de façon claire et simple toute la foi de l’Église. Avec 417 notions théologiques clairement définies et des liens vers le Catéchisme de l’Église catholique ! Retrouvez l’intégralité du Nouveau Théo, l’encyclopédie catholique pour tous, en format numérique !