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101 Power Crystals: The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation

The definitive resource for working with powerful crystals! Sparkling, luminous, and colorful, it is no wonder crystals have always been regarded as a source of power from ancient times to present day. But with the enormous number of crystals now on the market, it is difficult to choose exactly the right stone. In 101 Power Crystals, internationally renowned crystal expert Judy Hall brings together 101 crystals that are powerful across a wide spectrum of uses and suitable for all types of user. Not all crystals suit everyone, and the selection has been specially chosen to offer alternatives and new possibilities that may not have been thought of before.

This complete collection includes high vibration crystals that experienced crystal practitioners will want to explore as well as those with earthier vibrations that are suited to beginners or those developing their sensitivities. It also features some rare and recently discovered crystals and stones that have not been included in any other volume, such as Aurora Quartz, Que Sera, Trigonic Quartz, and Preseli Bluestone. Each entry covers the history, mythology, and symbolism of the crystal in addition to its healing properties and environmental effects. There are crystals and stones for love, health, protection, abundance, and many other powers.

(source: Bol.com)

101 Horror Writing Prompts

101 chilling tales to be told, by you! This short title has writing prompts specifically geared towards the darker crowd. If you’re stuck writing the next best Stephen King novel, or if you’re Stephen King looking to write a novel a day, then you will enjoy the prompts found in this little book. If you enjoy this title, you will probably enjoy 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts – also available in the Kindle store.

101 Cupcake, Cookie & Brownie Recipes

Everyone loves a sweet treat! In 101 Cupcake, Cookie & Brownie Recipes, you’ll discover a yummy collection of confections you can bake up in a snap. Easy-to-follow recipes…many with ready-made ingredients…and simple decorating ideas make this cookbook an instant favorite for you and your family. Indulge in Special Mocha Cupcakes, The Ultimate Chip Cookies and Divine Praline Brownies. You’ll be delighted with simple and scrumptious recipes like Apricot Layer Bars, Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes and Iced Raspberry Delights. Plus, there’s a special chapter of goodies just perfect for holidays, parties and other celebrations like Bride & Groom Cookies, 3-D Christmas Tree Cookies and too-cute Turkey Cupcakes. An irresistible photo alongside each recipe will inspire ideas for tempting toppings and other easy yet impressive decorations. With 101 Cupcake, Cookie & Brownie Recipes, every meal will have a sweet ending! Durable softcover, 112 pages.

100 Houses 100 Years

A fascinating insight into Britain’s built heritage and the diverse housing styles of the twentieth and twenty-first century. This book showcases 100 houses – one from each year from 1914 – that represent the range of architectural styles throughout the years and show how housing has adapted to suit urban life. Each house is accompanied by stunning photography and texts written by leading architectural critics and design historians, including Gavin Stamp, Elain Harwood, Barnabas Calder, Ellis Woodman and Gillian Darley.
From specially commissioned architect-designed houses for individuals and for families to housing built for increased workforces, each of the 100 houses brings a different design style or historical story. There are houses built as part of garden cities, semi-detached suburban houses, housing estates, eco-houses, almshouses, converted factories and affordable post-war homes. The architectural styles encompass mock Tudor, modernist, Arts & Crafts and brutalist and the featured architects include Giles Gilbert Scott, Walter Gropius, Edwin Lutyens, Powell and Moya and David Chipperfield.
The book also contains essays that explore the social and political aspects of housing design in Britain over the last 100 years, looking at the impact the World Wars had on housing, exploring domestic technology and building materials and asking how the modern house came about.
Whether exploring Grayson Perry’s folly-like House for Essex, Patrick Gwynne’s modernist glass villa in Surrey, Sarah Wigglesworth’s Straw Bale House or Simon Conder’s black rubber-clad fisherman’s hut in Dungeness, this book gives a glimpse into the wonderful housing in Britain and is a must-have for all fans of design history and architecture.

10 Led Projects for Geeks: Build Light-up Costumes, Sci-fi Gadgets, and Other Clever Inventions

*10 LED Projects for Geeks* is a collection of interactive and customizable projects that all have the humble LED in common, but don’t write them off as basic! You’ll learn how to make challenging and imaginative gadgets like a magic wand that controls lights using hand gestures, a pen-sized controller for music synthesizers, a light strip that dances to the beat of music, and even an LED sash that flashes scrolling text you send from your phone.
Every project includes photos, step-by-step directions, colorful circuit diagrams, and the complete code to bring the project to life. As you work your way through the book, you’ll pick up adaptable skills that will take your making abilities to the next level. You’ll learn how to:
-Design versatile circuits for your own needs
-Build and print a custom printed circuit board
-Create flexible circuits which you can use to make any wearable you dream up
-Turn analog signal into digital data your microcontroller can read
-Use gesture recognition and wireless interaction for your own Internet of Things projects
-Experiment with copper tape and create circuits with paper and foi
-Build “smart” gadgets that make decisions with sensors
If you want to experiment with LEDs and circuits, learn some new skills, and make cool things along the way, *10 LED Projects for Geeks* is your first step.
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10 LED Projects for Geeks

10 LED Projects for Geeks: Build Light-Up Costumes, Sci-Fi Gadgets, and Other Clever Inventions by John Baichtal
*10 LED Projects for Geeks* is a collection of interactive and customizable projects that all have the humble LED in common, but don’t write them off as basic! You’ll learn how to make challenging and imaginative gadgets like a magic wand that controls lights using hand gestures, a pen-sized controller for music synthesizers, a light strip that dances to the beat of music, and even an LED sash that flashes scrolling text you send from your phone.
Every project includes photos, step-by-step directions, colorful circuit diagrams, and the complete code to bring the project to life. As you work your way through the book, you’ll pick up adaptable skills that will take your making abilities to the next level. You’ll learn how to:
-Design versatile circuits for your own needs
-Build and print a custom printed circuit board
-Create flexible circuits which you can use to make any wearable you dream up
-Turn analog signal into digital data your microcontroller can read
-Use gesture recognition and wireless interaction for your own Internet of Things projects
-Experiment with copper tape and create circuits with paper and foi
-Build “smart” gadgets that make decisions with sensors
If you want to experiment with LEDs and circuits, learn some new skills, and make cool things along the way, *10 LED Projects for Geeks* is your first step.

1,001 Old-Time Household Hints: Timeless Bits of Household Wisdom for Today’s Home and Garden

Wonder what Grandma would have used to clean greasy kitchen walls? Cure a sore throat? Conquer insect pests in her vegetable garden? Wonder no longer! Whatever your grandma did to fix and maintain things around the house and garden, it probably worked. That’s because the old ways are often the best ways when it comes to solutions for everyday problems, ideas for saving time, and handy advice for getting the job done. And that’s where *1,001 Old-Time Household Hints* comes in. Find the best hints, tips, and secrets for everything from cooking, cleaning, and home maintenance to pet care, gardening, and holiday celebrations. You’ll also find ways to adapt and improve some old-time methods. Discover an amazing variety of useful and clever ideas, including how to:
Clean copper pans, using buttermilk and salt
Make real sourdough bread the way the pioneers did
Fight wrinkles and create kissable lips
Use natural ingredients to repair your hair
Create your own unique perfume
Organize common space in your home
Use ivory soap for polishing silver and insect control
Safely separate drinking glasses that have been stuck together
And more!
With *1,001 Old-Time Household Hints* on your kitchen table or nightstand, you’re always in the good company of an old-timer who’s ready to dispense a helpful hint, encouraging word, or sage secret at the turn of a page.
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1776

SUMMARY: In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence — when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper. Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality. It is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. And it is the story of the King’s men, the British commander, William Howe, and his highly disciplined redcoats who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known. At the center of the drama, with Washington, are two young American patriots, who, at first, knew no more of war than what they had read in books — Nathanael Greene, a Quaker who was made a general at thirty-three, and Henry Knox, a twenty-five-year-old bookseller who had the preposterous idea of hauling the guns of Fort Ticonderoga overland to Boston in the dead of winter. But it is the American commander-in-chief who stands foremost — Washington, who had never before led an army in battle. Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough’s 1776 is another landmark in the literature of American history.

999

A ward-winning writer and editor Al Sarrantonio gathers together twenty-nine original stories from masters of the macabre. From dark fantasy and pure suspense to classic horror tales of vampires and zombies, 999 showcases the extraordinary scope of fantastical fright fiction. The stories in this anthology are a relentless tour de force of fear, which will haunt you, terrify you, and keep the adrenaline rushing all through the night.

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Zona prohibida

La Daia i la seva germana bessona, l’Inge, estan internes en una escola isolada al mig de les muntanyes amb un centenar de noies més sense tenir contacte amb cap adult. L’escola, totalment automatitzada i amb professors que no són reals sinó hologrames, oculta a les noies durant anys per procurar que siguin la primera generació d’humans que sobreviuen als efectes d’una gran pandèmia. Inesperadament, una catàstrofe natural inutilitza l’escola i obliga a les noies a marxar i buscar refugi seguint un missatge d’emergència comunicat per les màquines. És el moment d’enfrontar-se al món real, al món després de la pandèmia, on la violència és una forma de vida i res és el que sembla.

Del Zenit

Recull antològic de poemes inspirats en les múltiples situacions viscudes en un llarg periple que portà l’autor a diversos continents, on hi immortalitza persones i situacions reals amb pinzellades de màgia, reduint l’anècdota a la mínima expressió per donar sortida a un llenguatge ric i imaginatiu destinat a il·luminar les zones més profundes de l’ànima. Això no impedeix que en molts poemes (com el memorable «Noia d’Iquitos») es plantegi una autèntica denúncia de la brutalitat, de la injustícia, de l’opressió, i s’aixequi la veu en defensa dels més febles. Una poesia, doncs, compromesa que no renuncia al lirisme, que es basa en l’experiència però que no desemboca en el moralisme, una poesia màgica però realista.

Zen 305

Gràcies a una conjunció efectiva entre els esportistes d’elit i els monjos zen, aquest llibre d’inspiració quotidiana proposa un conjunt complet d’eines mentals per viatjar de l’estrès a la calma. Pressió econòmica, laboral i emocional. El nostre dia a dia és una olla exprés comparable als camps de bàsquet on es juga una final a vida o mort. Aquest és el punt de partida per a un manual de zen de nova generació creat per Ferran Martínez, un mite de l’esport de casa nostra que ha triomfat com a assessor financer, consultor, conferenciant i coach. Calma, blindatge metal, concentració, entrenament invisible o pensament lateral són algunes de les eines que ofereix aquest llibre per superar el repte suprem: vèncer la batalla contra un mateix.

Zel. Dotze contes eròtics

Zel, segons n’extraiem d’una de les accepcions del diccionari de la llengua catalana significa: «Excitació sexual periòdica dels animals superiors, que es manifesta sobretot en els vertebrats, principalment en les femelles». Les Germanes Quintana que són autores diferents, ens endinsen amb les seves narracions en el món de la sensualitat i l’erotisme aportant cada una d’elles el seu deix particular en un recull de relats curts què sens dubte, no deixaran indiferent a ningú.

Xoc de Reis

Mentre els pretendents al Tron de Ferro dels Set Regnes es preparen per fer valer els seus drets, el caos regna, des de l’antiga ciutadella de Rocadrac a les costes imponents d’Hivèrnia. Una profecia de desastre esquinça el cel —un cometa del color de la sang i la flama— alhora que cinc faccions combaten pel control d’una terra dividida. Amb un rerefons d’incest i fratricidi, alquímia i assassinat, el preu de la glòria es mesura amb sang.

Xiscle

«Els teus ulls són paraules estripades / que descobreixen rovells ennegrits / en la solitud de les hores blanques / sobre la taula banús d’un desig. / Amb els llimacs cosits a les parpelles / plores la tardor dels somnis ferits / i et rius de les escàpoles tardances. / Quan al paper no t’escric ets oblit».

Xamfrà de tardor

Xamfrà de tardor aplega 14 narracions inquietants sobre els tombants de l’amor i la solitud. Josep Albanell ha construït un llibre calidoscòpic, ple de variacions i d’escenaris recurrents, peripècies invertides, personatges que transiten d’un conte a l’altre per un espai que s’avé a tota mena d’encontres i desencontres: un home salva la vida gràcies a la trucada d’una amiga morta, un parell de veïns es troben a l’ascensor després d’haver coincidit en els seus somnis eròtics, una dona s’enamora d’un personatge de llibre que s’ha escapat a la realitat a viure la seva vida… A Xamfrà de tardor s’encadenen magistralment una sèrie de situacions insòlites, acompanyades d’ingerències fantàstiques de tota mena (oníriques, sobre naturals, casuals…) que donen al recull una progressió gairebé novel·lesca. Xamfrà de tardor confirma la gran naturalesa literària de Josep Albanell.