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.

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.

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.

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.

Conscious And Unconscious

Author: Edwards, David
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335209491
Release Date: 2003-11-01
Genre: Psychology

All forms of psychotherapy deal with the limitations of our awareness. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the ways in which these discourses employ a rich variety of concepts to address the limits of our everyday consciousness.

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.

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.

Too Young to Die

Author: David Jacobs
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 0786012692
Release Date: 2001
Genre: True Crime

Drawn from the powerful series Crime Stories on Court TV, which documents real crimes, prisoners, and investigations, a disturbing look into today's most sensational murders includes the case of a sixteen-year-old teenager who shot her neighbor, who was supposed to keep an eye on her, in the head so that she could go out and party with her friends. Original.

Dragonfry

Author: David Jacobs
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425156362
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In Dragonfly, young Judy Taylor watches in horror as toxic waste brings a museum's dragonfly exhibit to life in a big way. But she's not about to become their first course without a fight!

Street Action

Author: David Jacobs
Publisher: Crescent
ISBN: 051705695X
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Science

Depicts some of the most unusual examples of motor vehicle individuality, including customized and racing trucks, cars, and off-road vehicles

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.

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.

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.