The Final Empire

The Final Empire
Author : Wm. H. Kötke
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 652
Release : 2007-11
ISBN 10 : 9781434331298
ISBN 13 : 1434331296
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Final Empire Book Description:

In spite of its tough message, there is much compassion and humanity in The Final Empire. Right away as you begin to read this work, you sense increasingly the grand perspective in Kötke's words. He is not speaking of anarchy. He is offering vital common sense. It's just that his meaning is so unavoidably political. And so much against what we have been taught all our lives: The materialistic values of civilization teach us that the accumulation of wealth is progress. The material wealth of the civilization is derived from the death of the earth, the soils, the forests, the fish stocks, the 'free resources' of flora and fauna. The ultimate end of this is for all human species to live in giant parasitical cities of cement and metal while surrounded by deserts of exhausted soils. The simple polar opposites are: the richness and wealth of the natural life of earth versus the material wealth of people living out their lives in artificial environments. This amounts to a direct challenge to humankind. A demand for radical change. A re-envisioning of our part in the community of life and the precepts of individuality. And Mr. Kötke provides a strong argument for this case. He traces the environmental scars of civilization through the ages. Empire after empire, desertification of the top soil winds its way around the globe in an erosive helix from China to India to Mesopotamia to Italy to North America. As radical as it may seem at first glance, The Final Empire is a necessary and sensible primer for the recovery of the planet. It blends a critical statistical analysis of our deteriorating environment with a positivism of hope for a post-empire age and a new whole-human relation to the living community of Earth. Dan Armstrong, Author of the Novels, Prairie Fire and Taming the Dragon

The Final Empire

The Final Empire
Author : Brandon Sanderson
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 672
Release : 2010-03-30
ISBN 10 : 9780575097742
ISBN 13 : 0575097744
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Final Empire Book Description:

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear while the Lord Ruler reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, a divinely invincible leader. Hope is long lost, until a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa in the depths of the most hellish prison and discovered he has the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, Kelsier will turn his talents to the ultimate caper: one with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark. Only he's not just planning the greatest heist in history, he's plotting the overthrow of a divine despot. Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks like a long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.

Mistborn

Mistborn
Author : Brandon Sanderson
Publisher : Tor Teen
Total Pages : 672
Release : 2014-05-13
ISBN 10 : 0765377136
ISBN 13 : 9780765377135
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mistborn Book Description:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson's epic Mistborn Trilogy begins. Once, a hero rose to save the world. He failed. For a thousand years since, the world has been a wasteland of ash and mist ruled by the immortal emperor known as the Lord Ruler. Every revolt has failed miserably. Yet somehow, hope survives. Hope that dares to dream of ending the empire and defeating the Lord Ruler. A new kind of uprising is being planned—one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal mastermind and the determination of an unlikely heroine: a teenage street urchin named Vin. Once, a hero rose to save the world and failed. This time, can a young heroine succeed?

The Final Empire

The Final Empire
Author : Brandon Sanderson
Publisher :
Total Pages : 647
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 0575089911
ISBN 13 : 9780575089914
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Final Empire Book Description:

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear while the Lord Ruler reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, a divinely invincible leader. Hope is long lost, until a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa in the depths of the most hellish prison and discovered he has the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, Kelsier will turn his talents to the ultimate caper: one with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark. Only he's not just planning the greatest heist in history, he's plotting the overthrow of a divine despot. Kelsier recruited the underworld's elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel's plan looks like a long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she's a half-Skaa orphan, but she's lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.

Last Empire

Last Empire
Author : Robert Conquest
Publisher : Hoover Press
Total Pages : 406
Release : 2017-07-03
ISBN 10 : 9780817982539
ISBN 13 : 0817982531
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Empire Book Description:

The historical background, the present position, and the future prospects of both the non-Russian and Russian peoples are considered in their many aspects, as are the maneuvers of the Communist regime to suppress, appease, or make use of them. The future of the Soviet Union, and thus of the world, depends greatly on whether, and how, the Communist leadership, whose own ideology has lost most of its appeal, can adjust to a new surge of national feeling. The authors examine the question from many points of view, in a broad conspectus of political, cultural, economic, demographic, and other approaches.

Mistborn

Mistborn
Author : Brandon Sanderson
Publisher :
Total Pages : 657
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1035696175
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mistborn Book Description:

Mistborn

Mistborn
Author : Brandon Sanderson
Publisher : Gollancz
Total Pages : 1000
Release : 2011-11
ISBN 10 : 0575118563
ISBN 13 : 9780575118560
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mistborn Book Description:

A boxed set of the landmark fantasy from Brandon Sanderson, the man credited with breathing fresh life into Robert Jordan's WHEEL OF TIME. An epic fantasy set in a world where the Dark Lord has gained dominion over the world. A world of ash and pain. A world subjugated. But a world where magic can be drawn from metals. A world waiting for a new heroine, a new hope. A word of mouth bestseller in the USA Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy have now become a massive hit in the UK, introducing readers to the work of one of the genre's great talents. A master of world building, sweeping plots, believable characters and engrossing magic systems.

The Last Trumpet

The Last Trumpet
Author : Raymond W. Thompson
Publisher : Xulon Press
Total Pages : 236
Release : 2008-04
ISBN 10 : 9781606470350
ISBN 13 : 1606470353
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Trumpet Book Description:

Organizing end-time events in easy-to-understand chronological order, this resource makes clear the patterns and parallels mentioned throughout the Bible relating to the second coming of Jesus. (Christian)

Security Territory Population

Security  Territory  Population
Author : M. Foucault
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 417
Release : 2007-03-28
ISBN 10 : 9780230245075
ISBN 13 : 0230245072
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Security Territory Population Book Description:

This book derives from Foucault's lectures at the College de France between January and April 1978, which can be seen as a radical turning point in his thought. Focusing on 'bio-power', he studies the foundations of this new technology of power over population and explores the technologies of security and the history of 'governmentality'.

The Apocalypse of Empire

The Apocalypse of Empire
Author : Stephen J. Shoemaker
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2018-10-02
ISBN 10 : 9780812295252
ISBN 13 : 0812295250
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Apocalypse of Empire Book Description:

In The Apocalypse of Empire, Stephen J. Shoemaker argues that earliest Islam was a movement driven by urgent eschatological belief that focused on the conquest, or liberation, of the biblical Holy Land and situates this belief within a broader cultural environment of apocalyptic anticipation. Shoemaker looks to the Qur'an's fervent representation of the imminent end of the world and the importance Muhammad and his earliest followers placed on imperial expansion. Offering important contemporary context for the imperial eschatology that seems to have fueled the rise of Islam, he surveys the political eschatologies of early Byzantine Christianity, Judaism, and Sasanian Zoroastrianism at the advent of Islam and argues that they often relate imperial ambition to beliefs about the end of the world. Moreover, he contends, formative Islam's embrace of this broader religious trend of Mediterranean late antiquity provides invaluable evidence for understanding the beginnings of the religion at a time when sources are generally scarce and often highly problematic. Scholarship on apocalyptic literature in early Judaism and Christianity frequently maintains that the genre is decidedly anti-imperial in its very nature. While it may be that early Jewish apocalyptic literature frequently displays this tendency, Shoemaker demonstrates that this quality is not characteristic of apocalypticism at all times and in all places. In the late antique Mediterranean as in the European Middle Ages, apocalypticism was regularly associated with ideas of imperial expansion and triumph, which expected the culmination of history to arrive through the universal dominion of a divinely chosen world empire. This imperial apocalypticism not only affords an invaluable backdrop for understanding the rise of Islam but also reveals an important transition within the history of Western doctrine during late antiquity.