She was in the wrong place at the wrong time: in SILENT SCREAM, the brilliant novel from the bestselling Karen Rose, arson leads to murder and blackmail, and David Hunter, who first appeared in DON´T TELL, leads a desperate search for those responsible.
With film rights snapped up by an Oscar winning Hollywood production company, rights sold in a world record 43 territories, and rave blurbs from David Baldacci, Lee Child and A.J. Finn, The Silent Patient promises to be the debut thriller of 2019.
First published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962, Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. ´´Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations . . . [It is] well crafted, fearless and succinct . . . Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters´´ (Peter Matthiessen, for Time´´s 100 Most Influential People of the Century).This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates Rachel Carson´´s watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson´´s courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964.
Rachel Carson´s Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Lord Shackleton, a preface by World Wildlife Fund founder Julian Huxley, and an afterword by Carson´s biographer Linda Lear. Now recognized as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century, Silent Spring exposed the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. Despite condemnation in the press and heavy-handed attempts by the chemical industry to ban the book, Rachel Carson succeeded in creating a new public awareness of the environment which led to changes in government and inspired the ecological movement. It is thanks to this book, and the help of many environmentalists, that harmful pesticides such as DDT were banned from use in the US and countries around the world. Rachel Carson (1907-64) wanted to be a writer for as long as she could remember. Her first book, Under the Sea Wind, appeared in 1941. Silent Spring, which alerted the world to the dangers of the misuse of pesticides, was published in 1962. Carson´s articles on natural history appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, Reader´s Digest and Holiday. An ardent ecologist and preservationist, Carson warned against the dumping of atomic waste at sea and predicted global warming. If you enjoyed Silent Spring, you might like John Christopher´s The Death of Grass, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. ´Carson´s books brought ecology into popular consciousness´ Daily Telegraph ´Very few books change the course of history. Those that do include Silent Spring´ Linda Lear, author of Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature
Can the Crystal Shard be destroyed at last? Drizzt is determined to destroy the evil Crystal Shard, and seeks out the help of the scholar-priest Cadderly. But instead, his worst fears are realized, and Crenshinibon falls into the hands of the dark elf mercenary Jarlaxle and his unlikely ally Artemis Entreri. The Silent Blade is the book that brought Drizzt back to the Realms, and was a New York Times best seller on its initial release--and has been in print every day since. Like the rest of the Legend of Drizzt(R) reissues, The Silent Blade features beautiful new cover art by award-winning illustrator Todd Lockwood.
Das ehemalige Krematorium Wedding, heute ein pulsierendes Kulturquartier, spiegelt auf einzigartige Weise Berliner Stadtgeschichte: Zwischen 1909 und 1910 als erstes Krematorium der Stadt errichtet, zeugt der Bau vom kulturhistorischen Wandel, der sich mit der Einführung der einst als ´´heidnisch´´ verpönten Feuerbestattung vollzog. Gegen den Widerstand der Kirchen setzte sich die alternative Bestattungsform im Kaiserreich als Ausdruck von Fortschritt, Säkularisierung und Hygienebewusstsein durch. Das Krematorium Wedding wurde im Jahr 1912 feierlich eingeweiht und blieb bis 2002 in Betrieb. Nach vorübergehendem Leerstand begann 2013 der Umbau zum silent green Kulturquartier, das bereits wenige Monate später seine Pforten für Veranstaltungen öffnen konnte. Die wechselvolle Historie des Krematoriums vom deutschen Kaiserreich bis zur Jahrtausendwende wird in diesem großzügig illustrierten Katalog dargestellt. Anschließend erläutern die Initiatoren des silent green, Jörg Heitmann und Bettina Ellerkamp, in einem ausführlichen Interview Entstehung und Konzept des interdisziplinären Veranstaltungsortes. Zahlreiche Fotografien dokumentieren den historischen Zustand des Krematoriums und den denkmalgerechten Umbau für seine heutige Nutzung als Kultureinrichtung.
´A standout among books to share on Christmas Eve.´ - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) ´The Christmas Choir series launches with this reverent and accessible adaptation of a favorite carol.´ - Publishers Weekly (starred review) Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Celebrate the magic of Christmas with this beautifully illustrated book, based on the world´s best-loved carol. Rediscover the Nativity Story in all its glory - from quaking shepherds to heaven-sent angels - as the song lyrics are brought to life on every spread. The world´s diversity is reflected in a cast of characters with a range of skin tones. A gorgeous book for all the family to share during the festive season.