Beethoven

Author: David Jacobs
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 9781612300962
Release Date: 2016-11-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Here is the story of the tormented, mercurial Ludwig van Beethoven cast against the panorama of the times in which he lived. What emerges is a portrait of a man and an age that adds another dimension to the music that has become part of our heritage.

Sport Utility Vehicles

Author: David Jacobs
Publisher: Todtri Book Pub
ISBN: 1577170857
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Over 80 illustrations. Irnoically, the off-road revolution, started by the sports utility vehicle, has turned the SUV into one of the all-time favorite on-road machines. From the popular AMC Jeep and the JMC Jimmy in America to the Bristish stalwart Rover and the groundbreaking Toyota Land Cruiser and Nissan Pathfinder from Japan, this colorful, enthusiastic volume details the great variety of SUV styles worldwide. It includes compact and light-utility vehicles; Ford's top-selling midsize Explorer and Lincoln's luxury Navigator; and last, but certainly not least, the full-sized. heavy-duty Hummer. Over 80 full-color photographs help tell the story of these amazing vehicles.

Master Builders of the Middle Ages

Author: David Jacobs
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
ISBN: 9781936529612
Release Date: 2016-12-30
Genre: History

Today, the great cathedrals of Europe stand as beautiful, imposing monuments - the pride of parishioners and the wonder of tourists. It is difficult for us now, even with all our engineering and architectural skills, to imagine the extraordinary ways these medieval houses of worship were constructed. Midway through the twelfth century, the building of cathedrals became a crusade to erect awe-inspiring churches across Europe. In their zeal, bishops, monks, masons, and workmen created the architectural style known as Gothic, arguably Christianity’s greatest contribution to the world’s art and architecture. The style evolved slowly and almost accidentally as medieval artisans combined ingenuity, inspiration, and brute strength to create a fitting monument to their God. Here are the dramatic stories of the building of Saint-Denis, Notre Dame, Chartres, Reims, and other Gothic cathedrals.

Police

Author: Sara Ann Friedman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
ISBN: IND:30000048896926
Release Date: 1975-01-01
Genre: New York (N.Y.)

Presents a typical twenty-four hours at a New York City police precinct and describes the duties and attitudes of the various officers who work there.

Istanbul A History

Author: David Jacobs
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 9781612309262
Release Date: 2015-12-11
Genre: History

For centuries, the inlet called the Golden Horn and the city on the hills overlooking it were situated in the middle of the known world. To the south, through the Dardanelles and the Aegean Sea, lay the Mediterranean, around which the Greek, Roman, Persian, and Arab worlds revolved. To the north, through the Bosporus, lay the Black Sea, with its Russian and eastern European coastline. And across the narrow Bosporus was Asia Minor, bridge to the Orient. Because of its strategic location, the city on the Golden Horn was coveted by a succession of different peoples. But even though it frequently was under siege, even though control of it often changed hands, and even though, indeed, it was conquered and leveled more than once, the city proved to be virtually immortal. Founded nearly twenty-seven centuries ago as the Greek colony of Byzantium, the city was harassed by the barbaric Thracians, attacked by the Persians, vied for by the Athenians and Spartans. Weakened and dispirited, its citizens finally were forced to seek the protection of Rome, and the city became little more than a Roman outpost. Then, in the fourth century, the Roman Emperor Constantine I decided to build his capital on the site. It was in the new city of Constantinople that ancient Greco-Roman culture was married to Eastern Orthodox Christianity and that Western civilization became Christian civilization. As the center of the vast Byzantine Empire, the city was one of the richest and most important on earth. But because of its wealth, it was sacked by the Crusaders in 1204. And because of its strategic location, it was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1453. Since then, as the city of Istanbul, it has remained an international metropolis, a city of East and West, a city whose great paintings, mosaics, statuary, and architecture reflect the many cultures that have been centered there and the many ages the city has survived. Here is its story.

Evolution s Chimera

Author: David Jacobs
Publisher: Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd
ISBN: 9781775822127
Release Date: 2016-07-13
Genre: Science

In Greek mythology, the chimera was a hybrid monster. Similarly, bats look like they have the body of a mouse, the face of a gargoyle or fox, and the wings of a pterosaur, giving rise to this book’s title. Evolution’s Chimera describes the amazing physical and behavioural adaptations of bats, using them to illustrate the processes of natural evolution. Bats comprise a quarter of all mammals in the world and are the only mammals that can fly. They occupy every landmass and almost every habitat on Earth. They make up the second-most diverse group of mammals on the planet, numbering more than 1 270 species. And they are among the oldest mammals. They are therefore ideal for the study of how evolution generates biological diversity. David Jacobs, an expert on bats currently researching animal evolution, gives an accessible account of evolution using bats as a case study, from adaptation, competition and evolutionary arms races to the role of sensory systems in the adaptation of species. He explores why bats hang upside down, why they are so small and the diversity of their diets, from insects to blood. Based on research done over the last 10 years this book provides a review of the latest research into evolution and biology, indicates what research still needs to be done and introduces new hypotheses for testing.

Shockroach

Author: David Jacobs
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425153223
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Fiction

When her Arizona ranch is overrun by deadly tarantulas who have been mutated by secret government tests, modern-day cowgirl Jill Mason becomes the only person who can stop the voracious arachnids. Original.

24 Declassified Head Shot

Author: David Jacobs
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061911828
Release Date: 2009-04-28
Genre: Fiction

In less than twenty-four hours, in a palatial hideaway in the mountains of Colorado, a group of America's most powerful industrialists will be gathering for their annual summit. The bizarre disappearance of all the members of a local crackpot cult—and of two ATF agents assigned to keep an eye on them—may have no connection whatsoever to the impending high-powered conference. But with so many corporate titans grouped together in one location, CTU can't afford to take chances. Sent to investigate, Jack Bauer is immediately plunged into a maelstrom of treachery, terror, and slaughter as he uncovers clues to a devastating conspiracy that could leave America's most essential institutions in ruins. And now the rogue CTU operative has only hours to prevent the unthinkable—before the relentlessly approaching storm of blood and fire rocks his nation to its foundations.

Squirmsters

Author: David Jacobs
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425153207
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Going on vacation to Winterpark, Kelly Wade is unaware that stolen genetically engineered caterpillars are being transported on her airplane until the gruesome flesh-eating creatures attack the pilot. Original.

Tyrantula

Author: David Jacobs
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425153215
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Fiction

Moving to a new high-rise apartment building where their nearest neighbor loudly plays his stereo system, Trina Montero is shocked when the music attracts the attention of radioactive, mutated super roaches. Original.

Blood and Lust

Author: David Jacobs
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 0786011297
Release Date: 2000-07-01
Genre: True Crime

A collection of eyewitness accounts of notorious crimes and real-life investigations presents three chilling crimes that shocked America, including the Tomato Patch Murder, self-proclaimed Vampire Murderer Rod Ferrell, and Fatal Passion, about the bizarre trial of Thomas Capano for the murder of his beautiful young mistress. Original.

24 Declassified Death Angel

Author: David Jacobs
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062006516
Release Date: 2010-04-27
Genre: Fiction

24 Declassified: Death Angel by David Jacobs is the eleventh book in the popular action series based on the Emmy Award-winning Fox TV phenomenon 24 starring Kiefer Sutherland. In Death Angel, rogue CTU agent Jack Bauer is in Los Alamos, New Mexico, investigating a web of murder and espionage that has entangled the top-secret research center for the development of high-tech and nuclear weaponry.