The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101212500

Total Pages:432

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New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop weaves a dazzling tale of romance, high adventure, and thrilling fantasy in the second novel in the Tir Alainn Trilogy... Ever since the slaughter of the witches, the Fae—who should be shielding their long-lost cousins from danger—have ignored the needs of the rest of the world. And shadows are again gathering in the eastern villages—dark, potent shadows that threaten the lives of every witch, woman, and Fae. Only three Fae can stand against the growing madness and help prevent more bloodshed—the Bard, the Muse, and the Gatherer of Souls. Aiden, the Bard, knows how desperately the world depends upon the Fae’s protection. But the Fae refuse to heed his warnings about the wickedness lurking amid the trees. Now Aiden and his one true love—Lyrra, the Muse—must embark on a perilous journey to find the one Fae who can convince the rest to leave their secure perches to save the witches and mortals. Because if the Fae don’t act soon, no one will survive...

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Shadow and Light

Author:Tsh Oxenreider

Publisher:Harvest House Publishers

ISBN:073698061X

Total Pages:160

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Celebrate a Season of Wonder and Waiting Though the holidays are often jam-packed with busyness, the weeks leading up to Yuletide are still a time to reflect on the miracle of Jesus’s birth. Shadow and Light is a concise and customizable guide for the Advent season to help you rediscover your childlike wonder and contemplate the sacred gift we celebrate in the Christmas season. From bestselling author Tsh Oxenreider, Shadow and Light is a rich yet approachable experience that invites you to explore the historical meaning of Advent. Drawing from liturgical tradition, Tsh provides fresh insights for new and longtime believers alike. Each day includes Scripture, a reflection, a question, and a simple activity to engage the senses, such as lighting candles, listening to music, and viewing artwork both old and new. Let yourself break away from the hustle and bustle of crafts, cookies, and Christmas parties, and receive your invitation to remember the quiet focus of our celebration. Shadow and Light will help you reclaim the holiday season as a time to remember Jesus’s first coming, and to long for his one-day return.

Playing with Light and Shadows

Author:Jennifer Boothroyd

Publisher:Lerner Publications ™

ISBN:1541508769

Total Pages:24

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Young readers will learn how shadows are made with light in this accessible, photo-filled book. Simple text explains different kinds of shadows and teaches students how they can make their own shadows. Vibrant photos bring basic science concepts to life and encourage kids to explore the shadows they see every day.

Light in the Shadows

Author:A. Meredith Walters

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:147678230X

Total Pages:352

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In the bestselling sequel to Find You in the Dark, A. Meredith Walters continues the emotional story of Maggie, Clay, and the power of unconditional love. How do you keep going when you feel like your life is over? Maggie never thought she’d see Clay again. So, she attempts to put her life back together after her heart has been shattered to pieces. Moving on and moving forward, just as Clay wanted her to. Clay never stopped thinking of Maggie. Even after ripping their lives apart and leaving her behind to get the help he so desperately needed. He is healing…slowly. But his heart still belongs to the girl who tried to save him. When a sudden tragedy brings Maggie and Clay face-to-face again, nothing is the same. Yet some things never change. Can the darkness that threatened to consume them be transformed into something else and finally give them what they always wanted? And can two people who fought so hard to be together, finally find their happiness? Or will their demons and fear drive them apart for good? The thing about love is that even when it destroys you, it has a way of mending what is broken. And in the shadows, you can still see the light.

Lighting Dance

Author:Flaviana Xavier Antunes Sampaio

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1000627373

Total Pages:194

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Lighting Dance pioneers the discussion of the ability of lighting design to foreground shadow in dance performances. Through a series of experiments integrating light, shadow, and improvised dance movement, it highlights and analyses what it advances as an innovative expression of shadow in dance as an alternative to more conventional approaches to lighting design. Different art forms, such as painting, film, and dance pieces from Loie Fuller, the Russell Maliphant Dance Company, Elevenplay, Pilobolus, and the Tao Dance Theater served to inspire and contextualise the study. From lighting to psychology, from reviews to academic books, shadows are examined as a symbolic and manipulative entity. The book also presents the dance solo Sombreiro, which was created to echo the experiments with light, shadow, and movement aligned to an interpretation of cultural shadow (Jung 1954, in Samuels, Shorter, and Plaut 1986; Casement 2006; Ramos 2004; Stein 2004; and others). The historical development of lighting within dance practices is also outlined, providing a valuable resource for lighting designers, dance practitioners, and theatre goers interested in the visuality of dance performances.

Shadows and Light

Author:Cari Z

Publisher:Totally Entwined Group (USA+CAD)

ISBN:1786513862

Total Pages:183

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A fight to the death against his former master turns into a chance for Rafael, an assassin denied the immortality he lived to achieve, to learn the shocking truth about the fate he was spared. Rafael wanted nothing more than to serve his immortal master, Xian, a High One of Clare, who taught him from an early age how to be an assassin. But after failing the final test, Rafael was turned out into the Lower City, abandoned by the one person he thought he could count on. Years of hatred and thoughts of revenge have fueled Rafael's quest for vengeance, but when the time comes to strike at Xian, he hesitates and is taken prisoner. Rafael expects to die, either at Xian's hand or at the hand of Myrtea, his sadistic mistress. Instead Xian heals him, spares him a brutal interrogation and tells him the dark truth driving the ruthlessness of the High Ones—the source of their immortality is spent. Soon the city will devolve into chaos as High Ones battle one another and the rebelling denizens of the Lower City for power and resources. Xian wants to spare Rafael that pain, just as he spared him the pain of becoming a High One a decade earlier. Their only chance for survival is to escape Clare before civil war breaks out. Even if they make it out of the city, though, there's no guarantee that Xian will live through the agonizing process of becoming human again. The only ones they can rely on are each other...if Rafael can bring himself to once again trust his former master, the only man he's ever loved.

Me and My Shadow

Author:Buffy Silverman

Publisher:Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN:161236666X

Total Pages:24

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Early Readers Learn How Some Objects Block Light While Light Shines Through Others.

Between the Shadows and Light, Season 2

Author:Alynia Rule,Deb Kelly

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1365876888

Total Pages:N.A

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In Season Two, Commander Alla Maitland has saved Liam Dubhan from himself, if not Lord Tabani. However, though her path seems solid at the University, she soon finds herself lost in the tangled web of spies and betrayal. As for Liam, life will never be the same... and he intends to keep it that way.

Shadows in the Sun

Author:Gayathri Ramprasad

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1616495316

Total Pages:240

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Presents a first-of-its-kind, cross-cultural lens to mental illness through the inspiring story of Gayathri’s thirty-year battle with depression. This literary memoir takes readers from her childhood in India where depression is thought to be a curse to life in America where she eventually finds the light within by drawing on both her rich Hindu heritage and Western medicine to spare. As a young girl in Bangalore, Gayathri was surrounded by the fragrance of jasmine and flickering oil lamps, her family protected by Hindu gods and goddesses. But as she grew older, demons came forth from the dark corners of her idyllic kingdom--with the scariest creatures lurking within her.The daughter of a respected Brahmin family, Gayathri began to feel different. "I can hardly eat, sleep, or think straight. The only thing I can do is cry unending tears." Her parents insisted it was all in her head. Because traditional Indian culture had no concept of depression as an illness, no doctor could diagnose and no medicine could heal her mysterious malady.This memoir traces Gayathri's courageous battle with the depression that consumed her from adolescence through marriage and a move to the United States. It was only after the birth of her first child, when her husband discovered her in the backyard "clawing the earth furiously with my bare hands, intent on digging a grave so that I could bury myself alive," that she finally found help. After a stay in a psych ward she eventually found "the light within," an emotional and spiritual awakening from the darkness of her tortured mind.Gayathri's inspiring story provides a first-of-its-kind cross-cultural view of mental illness--how it is regarded in India and in America, and how she drew on both her rich Hindu heritage and Western medicine to find healing.

Placing Shadows

Author:Chuck Gloman,Tom LeTourneau

Publisher:Taylor & Francis

ISBN:1136041699

Total Pages:304

Viewed:358

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A mix of theory and practical applications, Placing Shadows covers the physical properties of light and the selection of proper instruments for the best possible effect. For the student, advanced amateur, and pros trying to enhance the look of their productions, this book examines the fundamentals and is also a solid reference for tips on better performance.

Cloak And Dagger

Author:Bill Mantlo,Al Milgrom,Chris Claremont

Publisher:Marvel Entertainment

ISBN:1302496069

Total Pages:432

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Collects Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #64, 69-70, 81-82, 94-96; Cloak and Dagger (1983) #1-4; Marvel Team-Up Annual #6; Marvel Fanfare (1982) #19; New Mutants (1983) #23-25. Cloak and Dagger step out of the darkness and into the light! But will this pair of violent vigilantes be friends or foes for the spectacular Spider-Man? The young duo's war on drugs will put crime bosses Silvermane and the Kingpin in their sights - and the wall-crawler will be stuck in the middle! Then follow Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen into their own uncanny adventures, and discover what set them on their dark path. Detective O'Reilly wants to arrest them, Father Delgado wants to reform them - but does anyone really understand them? Plus, after Spidey chaperones their fi rst meeting, Cloak and Dagger face a power struggle with the New Mutants!

Shakti Rising

Author:Kavitha M. Chinnaiyan

Publisher:New Harbinger Publications

ISBN:1626259127

Total Pages:224

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Winner of the 2017 Nautilus Gold Book Award! The wisdom of the Mahavidyas, the ten wisdom goddesses who represent the interconnected darkness and light within all of us, has been steeped in esoteric and mystical descriptions that made them seem irrelevant to ordinary life. But with this book, written by a respected cardiologist who found herself on a spiritual search for the highest truth, you’re invited to explore this ancient knowledge and learn how it can be applied to daily struggles and triumphs—and how it can help you find unreserved self-love and acceptance. The pursuit of contentment is an innate part of the human experience, arising from a fundamental sense of lack or inadequacy—all the things we believe to be wrong with us when we compare or judge ourselves. In our search for peace and happiness, we may find ourselves fighting the shadows within us, trying to repress or disown certain qualities, especially our anger, violence, discomfort, craving, and disappointment. But in order to stop this fight, we must expand our understanding beyond the dualities of good versus bad, right versus wrong, and beautiful versus ugly, and accept the parts of ourselves we’ve tried to deny. Pulling from Eastern traditions including tantra and yoga, and focusing on the feminine principle of divine energy also known as Shakti, this book bridges the divide between dualistic concepts and non-dual philosophy. By exploring the symbolism of the Mahavidyas (Kali, Tara, Tripurasundari, Bhuvaneshwari, Tripura Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Dhumavati, Baglamukhi, Matangi, and Kamalatmika)—each with a veiled face representing a destructive quality that perpetuates ignorance and suffering, and a true face representing the wisdom that stimulates profound transformation and liberation—you’ll learn to embrace and incorporate every aspect of who you are. With practices, self-inquiry prompts, and stories from the author’s own spiritual seeking, this exploration of the divine feminine will gently reveal the source of your fear, pain, and suffering, showing you that when you allow those parts of yourself to arise and simply be, you can finally begin to heal, overcome your limitations, and open to the light and beauty of your true nature.

Lighting for Cinematography

Author:David Landau

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN:1628923628

Total Pages:336

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We can't shoot good pictures without good lighting, no matter how good the newest cameras are. Shooting under available light gives exposure, but lacks depth, contrast, contour, atmosphere and often separation. The story could be the greatest in the world, but if the lighting is poor viewers will assume it's amateurish and not take it seriously. Feature films and TV shows, commercials and industrial videos, reality TV and documentaries, even event and wedding videos tell stories. Good lighting can make them look real, while real lighting often makes them look fake. Lighting for Cinematography, the first volume in the new CineTech Guides to the Film Crafts series, is the indispensable guide for film and video lighting. Written by veteran gaffer and cinematographer David Landau, the book helps the reader create lighting that supports the emotional moment of the scene, contributes to the atmosphere of the story and augments an artistic style. Structured to mimic a 14 week semester, the chapters cover such things as lighting for movement, working with windows, night lighting, lighting the three plains of action and non-fiction lighting. Every chapter includes stills, lighting diagrams and key advice from professionals in the field, as well as lighting exercises to help the reader put into practice what was covered. www.lightingforcinematography.com

Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting

Author:Lee Lanier

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:111898353X

Total Pages:456

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Level up your skills with powerful texturing and lightingtechniques Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting, Third Edition leadsyou through the latest advanced techniques for adding realisticdetail to your models. This new edition is up-to-date with thelatest Maya texturing, lighting, and rendering features, includingan exploration of the Node Editor, new Maya utility nodes andexpanded coverage of mental ray shaders, and render settings. Theproven tutorials are culled from real-world experience and refinedto give you the ultimate in practical skills. You'll learn workflowtips and tricks, the construction of custom shading networks, andthe application of time-saving tools that bring your project fromconcept to reality. The companion website features severalgigabytes of Maya scene files, texture bitmaps, and QuickTimemovies that support the exercises in the book, giving youeverything you need to advance your animation skillset. This book helps you take your rendering skills to the next levelwith the advanced tools and techniques that take animation fromgood to great. Learn the theory behind expert lighting design Understand shadows, shading components, and texturemapping Work with node networks, raytracing, and globalillumination Try new approaches to rendering using Maya Software and mentalray If you're ready to take a big step forward and fine-tune yourstyle, Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting, Third Editionis the practical, hands-on guide you need.

Homely Atmospheres and Lighting Technologies in Denmark

Author:Mikkel Bille

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1000185346

Total Pages:192

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Using case studies, such as the use of candlelight and energy saving lightbulbs in Denmark, this book unravels light’s place at the heart of social life. In contrast to common perception of light as a technical and aesthetic phenomenon, Mikkel Bille argues that there is a cultural and social logic to lighting practices. By empirically investigating the social role of lighting in people's everyday lives, Mikkel Bille reveals how and why people visually shape their homes. Moving beyond the impact of its use, Bille also comments on the politics of lighting to examine how ideas of pollution and home act as barriers for technological fixes to curb energy demand. Attitudes to these issues are reflective of how human perceptions and practices are central to the efforts to cope with climate change. This ethnographic study is a must-read for students of anthropology, cultural studies, human geography, sociology and design.

75 SHADOWS

Author:Lisa Williams & Deonte Burns

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1499025130

Total Pages:138

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THIS BOOK HAS BEEN FORMATTED IN THE RUBIX READ FORMAT. THE RUBIX READ PROVIDES MULTIPLE BEGINNINGS TO ONE ENDING WITHOUT CONFUSION. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ THEN FLIP THIS BOOK FROM FRONT COVER(START OF LISA'S BIOGRAPHY) TO THE BACK COVER(START OF DEONTE'S BIOGRAPHY). TWO WELL COMPOSED AUTOBIOGRAPHIES LEADING TO THE TRUE LOVE STORY IN THE CENTER OF THE BOOK. BOTH STORIES WERE DIFFICULT TO TELL CONSIDERING TO PAIN AND MENTAL STRUGGLE TIED TO THE LIVES OF THE AUTHORS. COMPARE THE BACKGROUNDS OF THESE YOUNG AUTHORS AND FIND YOUR OWN EMOTIONAL BOND. WHY IS THE INTERSTATE IMPORTANT? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU? HIGHWAY PATROL, FAMILY VACATIONS, BUSINESS TRIPS, EVERYDAY COMMUTE, ROADKILL, THE SCENERY, CAR ACCIDENTS, AAA, SEATBELTS, DRUG TRAFFIC, ETC... EVERY VEHICLE ON THE INTERSTATE HAS ITS OWN STORY TO TELL. I-75, I GUESS, AT A BIRDS EYE VIEW LOOKS LIKE AN ADVANCE ANT FARM. IT HAS ALL THOSE DIFFERENT AGENDAS CO-EXISTING. A RIPPLE CAN BE DUE TO WEATHER, A DRIVER UNDER THE INFLUENCE OR SHORT A FEW HOURS OF SLEEP, CONSTRUCTION, SO FORTH AND SO ON. WHO KNOWS WHEN THEIR JOURNEY WILL BE OVER? LIFE DOESN'T COME WITH A NAVIGATOR HELPING YOU TO YOUR DESTINATION WITH THE LUXURIES OF AVOIDING DETOURS, TRAFFIC JAMS, COLLISION, ROAD RAGE AND VITAL CHAIN REACTION. THE INTERSTATE NEVER TURNS OFF AND NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO YOUR SHADOW FOLLOWS. WHO WANTS TO LOOK BACK AT UGLY SHADOWS WHEN YOU HAVE THE FREEDOM TO KEEP GOING? WOULD YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR IF YOU KNEW THE DEVIL WAS BEHIND YOU? SOME WOULD LOOK OUT OF CURIOSITY VERSUS BEING STARTLED OR CAUGHT OFF GUARD. BUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES DOESN'T HOLD WEIGHT TO THE WILL POWER YOU'RE GOING TO NEED TO TAKE YOUR EYES OFF OF HIM. FORGETTING WHO WAS IN THE CAR FOR THE ENTIRE RIDE...

Poetry, Physics, and Painting in Twentieth-Century Spain

Author:C. Gala

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137002182

Total Pages:252

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This book reads the work of Salinas, Guillén, Larrea, Diego, Alberti, Méndez, and Lorca in analogical relation with Cubism and with the revolutionary discoveries of modern physics. Gala advances traditional criticism by considering these artists in the broader cultural context of Spain, Europe, and European Modernism.

Virtual Orientalism in Brazilian Culture

Author:E. King

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137462191

Total Pages:214

Viewed:1918

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Orientalist discourses in Brazilian culture are an expression of anxieties about the re-structuring of time and space in the network age. The book examines engagements with Japanese postmodern culture in Brazil, which emerge in relation to the history of Japanese immigration and through a series of European and North American discursive mediations.