Inferno Special Illustrated Edition Enhanced

Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780385539944
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Fiction

This enhanced eBook includes exclusive behind-the-scenes video of Dan Brown's INFERNO research trips throughout Italy, and a fascinating twenty-five minute video of his book launch presentation in New York City. With the publication of his groundbreaking novels The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown has become an international bestselling sensation, seamlessly fusing codes, symbols, art, and history into riveting thrillers that have captivated hundreds of millions of readers around the world. Now, with this stunning special illustrated edition of his record-setting Inferno, brought to life by more than 200 breathtaking color images, Dan Brown takes readers deep into the heart of Italy . . . guiding them through a landscape that inspired one of history’s most ominous literary classics. “THE DARKEST PLACES IN HELL ARE RESERVED FOR THOSE WHO MAINTAIN THEIR NEUTRALITY IN TIMES OF MORAL CRISIS.” Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last thirty-six hours, including how he got there . . . or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings. Langdon’s world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life. Langdon quickly realizes that he is in possession of a series of disturbing codes created by a brilliant scientist—a genius whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written—Dante Alighieri’s dark epic poem The Inferno. Racing through such timeless locations as the Palazzo Vecchio, the Boboli Gardens, and the Duomo, Langdon and Brooks discover a network of hidden passageways and ancient secrets, as well as a terrifying new scientific paradigm that will be used either to vastly improve the quality of life on earth . . . or to devastate it. In his most riveting and thought-provoking novel to date, Dan Brown has raised the bar yet again. Inferno is a sumptuously entertaining read—a novel that will captivate readers with the beauty of classical Italian art, history, and literature . . . while also posing provocative questions about the role of cutting-edge science in our future.

INFERNO EDI AO ESPECIAL ILUSTRADA

Author: DAN BROWN
Publisher:
ISBN: 858041346X
Release Date: 2014-11-03
Genre:

No meio da noite, o renomado simbologista Robert Langdon acorda num hospital com um ferimento à bala na cabeça. Ao olhar pela janela e reconhecer a silhueta do Palazzo Vecchio, em Florença, ele tem um choque, pois não se lembra de ter deixado os Estados Unidos. Na verdade, não tem nenhuma recordação das últimas 36 horas. Quando um novo atentado contra a sua vida acontece dentro do hospital, Langdon se vê obrigado a fugir e, para isso, conta apenas com a ajuda da jovem médica Sienna Brooks. De posse de um macabro objeto encontrado no paletó do simbologista, os dois têm que seguir uma série inquietante de códigos criada por uma mente brilhante, obcecada tanto pelo fim do mundo quanto por uma das maiores obras-primas literárias de todos os tempos; A Divina Comédia, de Dante Alighieri. Em Inferno, Dan Brown supera mais uma vez as expectativas com um thriller eletrizante que nos convida a pensar no papel da ciência para o futuro da humanidade. Nesta edição especial ilustrada, com mais de 200 imagens coloridas, você vai embarcar numa viagem pela cultura, pela arte e pela literatura italianas - passando por lugares como a Galleria degli Uffizi, o Duomo de Florença e a Basílica de São Marcos.

An Illustrated Guide to The Lost Symbol

Author: John Weber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439180652
Release Date: 2009-12-08
Genre: History

Rich in world history and political power, veiled in secrecy, and rife with rituals and arcane symbols -- from art and architecture to the images that adorn our currency -- the Freemasons arose from ambiguous origins centuries ago to play a major role in drafting the initial documents of the United States, and even in constructing the intricate landscape of Washington, D.C., itself a virtual mystery by design. These puzzles lay the foundation for Dan Brown's serpentine thriller, The Lost Symbol, and also raise provocative questions. Why do some Masonic symbols remain obscured, while others are hidden in plain sight? Which presidents were the embodiments of Masonic ideals? What is the significance of the construction of the Library of Congress, Washington National Cathedral, the Washington Monument, the Capitol, and the physical layout of Washington, D.C.'s roadways and cul-de-sacs? And to what secretive end do they all lead? Now millions of curious fans can follow Robert Langdon step-by-step, and discover for themselves the answers to the absorbing conundrums posed by The Lost Symbol in this comprehensive, fully illustrated, and intricately detailed tour of the arcana of Washington, D.C. It takes readers through the enigmatic codes, captivating trivia, unfathomable riddles, intriguing records, historic maps, ciphers, and conspiracies of the phenomenal bestseller. What's more, it reveals the fascinating details of a world of unknown locales, mysticism, intrigue, and secret societies -- all of which lie in the shadow of The Lost Symbol.

Origin

Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385542692
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Fiction

The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon’s first students. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced to flee. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch. They travel to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret. Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme re­ligion, Langdon and Vidal must evade an enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace. They uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

Angels Demons Movie Tie In

Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416580829
Release Date: 2009-03-31
Genre: Fiction

The murder of a world-famous physicist raises fear that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and religion professor Robert Langdon is called in to assist with the case. By the author of Digital Fortress. Reprint.

Dan Brown s Robert Langdon Series

Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473543201
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: Fiction

For the first time, all four Robert Langdon thrillers are now available as one ebook bundle. If you haven't read a Dan Brown yet, now's the time. ANGELS AND DEMONS The countdown to oblivion has started - who will stop the clock? A famous scientist is found dead, a mysterious symbol burned into his skin. Many miles away in Rome, the world’s cardinals gather to elect a new pope. Little do they know that beneath their feet, a vast bomb has started to tick. Professor Robert Langdon must work out the link between these two seemingly unconnected events if he is stop the Vatican being blown sky high. THE DA VINCI CODE The race to uncover the oldest secret has begun . . . An eminent man is brutally murdered in the world’s most famous museum. Around his body are a ring of codes, hastily drawn in blood. He died to protect a long-kept secret which Professor Robert Langdon must now uncover. It will be a race against time to decipher this final message. Can he get there before the killers do? THE LOST SYMBOL To save a life, you must first crack the code . . . A mysterious invitation brings Professor Robert Langdon to Washington DC. But all is not as it seems in this powerful city. An ancient organization plans to reassert itself. And he is the only man standing in its way. If he is to prevent a terrible plan being executed, Langdon must decipher a series of increasingly bloody clues. But first he has to make sure he stays alive . . . INFERNO The world is in danger - who will save it? Robert Langdon wakes up in a Florence hospital with no clue how he got there. But another attack on his life makes it very clear – someone wants him dead. And fast. To survive, Langdon must work out who it is. And then he must answer the next question – why?

Angels Demons Deception Point

Author: Dan Brown
Publisher:
ISBN: 1416529365
Release Date: 2006-11-30
Genre: Fiction

A boxed set containing two best-selling thrillers from the author of The Da Vinci Code features Angels & Demons, in which Robert Langdon is called in when the murder of a physicist raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and Deception Point, in which NASA announces the discovery of an ancient meteorite filled with fossils deep in the Arctic ice. Reprint.

What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding

Author: Thomas Hill
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9781449418458
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Humor

The third edition of the best, funniest father's guide to having a baby, What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding, is now thoroughly revised and updated, but it's still packed with information, advice, and attitude distinctively for guys. Originally conceived as a little parody, just something funny and helpful for the expectant man, the book is now a classic gift, passed knowingly from one generation of first-time papas to the next. With this lighthearted, month-by-month instruction manual on the care and nurture of a pregnant wife—the main role of expectant dads—he'll handle all the important milestones and topics: what not to say during the three phases of labor; what to buy, how many, and when; maintaining work-life balance; maintaining work-life-wife balance. New features in What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding include: The minefield: the wrong gifts for your pregnant wife Social media pregnancy etiquette: status update! Eight reasons why not to pick out maternity clothes What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding also features the latest trends! Festive gender-reveal parties. (Really!) Updated baby name guide, including Twitter hash tags. Cloth diapers: The debate is back!

Dude You re Gonna Be a Dad

Author: John Pfeiffer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440509629
Release Date: 2011-03-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy - this book's here to help you avoid all(most) of them. And here's your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather than what's happening to her. She's pregnant. She knows that. You know that. And her 152 baby books tell her exactly what she can expect. Your job is to learn what you can do between the stick turning blue and the drive to the delivery room to make the next nine months go as smoothly as possible. That's where John Pfeiffer steps in. Like any good coach, he's been through it. He's dealt with the morning sickness and doctor visits, painting the baby's nursery and packing the overnight bag, choosing a name, hospital, and the color of the car-seat cover. All the while he remained positive and responsive - there with a "You're beautiful" when necessary - but assertive during the decision-making process (he didn't want to wind up with a kid named Percy). And now it's your turn. She might be having the baby, but you have plenty of responsibilities.

The Malacca Conspiracy

Author: Don Brown
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310272151
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Fiction

"Against the exotic background of the Straights of Malacca, a daring plot is hatched to finance a nuclear attack against American cities, and Zack and Diane are thrust into the midst of a sizzling race against the clock to foil the conspiracy before disaster strikes"--From publisher description.

Illuminati

Author: Rodney St. Michael
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595259663
Release Date: 2002-12-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Beat the blues! If you’ve been searching for the right way to manage any type of psychological difficulty, then this essential guide is just what you need to revitalize your life! However, this book is also for the five faces of society—the working class, the militants, the shamans, the scholars and the business class. Just as the mind is composed of five similar elements, which can be regrouped into the ancient trinity model of the mind, society--from the micro-level of the family to the macro-level of the universe—is also composed of the pentagon or trinity model. For instance, the ancient shamans of Mindoro’s Hanunoo Mangyans believe that individuals have three “souls.” A neutral one on the head, a bad one on their left side and a good one on their right side. In the Hindu culture, this is translated into Vishnu “The Preserver,” Siva “The Destroyer” and Brahma “The Creator.” Plato, in The Republic, later calls these elements as the rational side (scholars), the desiring side (the business class, militants and working class) and the spirited side (shamans), respectively. But in 1923, Sigmund Freud—the Western “Father” of Psychoanalysis—calls it the mediating Ego, the desiring Id and the spirited Superego. And as the ancients say, if the scholarly mediating rational side is in control of the two other irrational sides, then there is health, peace and harmony within the individual. This Middle Way technique may be a bit tricky at first, but with enough practice, it will ensure a happy family, community, country and Universe.

Twilight of the Great Trains

Author: Fred W. Frailey
Publisher:
ISBN: 0253354773
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Transportation

Drawing upon a lifetime of experience as a reporter and editor, Frailey uncovers the reasons behind the disappearance of the great passenger trains, and explains how eleven railroad systems withstood or welcomed, fought or embraced the inevitable decline of their passenger services.

I m Not Anti Business I m Anti Idiot

Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0836251822
Release Date: 1998-03-01
Genre: Humor

A hilarious new collection voices the opinions of Dilbert and his downtrodden co-workers amidst turmoil in the workplace as they strive to get the better of upper management and are inspired by actual fan letters detailing unbelievable work experiences. Original. 600,000 first printing.

Essential Scrum

Author: Kenneth S. Rubin
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780137043293
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

The must-have practitioner's guide and manager's reference to Scrum, today's #1 agile process: fast-track knowledge for every decision-maker * *An ideal quick-start guide for technically savvy professionals and managers with no Scrum/Agile experience: serves a vital need and fills a major market void. *Exceptionally accessible: designed to be read cover-to-cover on one cross-country flight. *Two color format, packed with illustrations and margin notes that draw instant attention to key issues, techniques, pitfalls, and solutions. This easy-to-read, easy-to-use book brings together all the non-technical information managers and practitioners need to evaluate and get started with Scrum, today's #1 Agile process. Filling a major gap in the marketplace, it demystifies Scrum and Agile with simple, fast-paced explanations, more than 100 easy-to-follow illustrations, and quick paragraph summaries that deliver instant insights on key issues, techniques, pitfalls, and solutions. Kenny Rubin draws on more than a decade of experience implementing Scrum and training more than 3,000 Scrum practitioners at all levels. He delivers fasttrack familiarity with all aspects for Scrum for every technically savvy practitioner and manager who hasn't worked with agile methods before. Coverage includes: * *Why so many organizations are adopting Scrum, and how it has evolved. *Essential Scrum/Agile concepts and roles. *How to start a Scrum project or product. *How to manage product backlogs. *Sprints, sprint meetings, and Scrum 'by the numbers' *Scaling and distributing Scrum. *Using Scrum on diverse types of development projects. *Choosing the right Scrum tools The book also includes a detailed glossary that can help every new Scrum participant 'get on the same page' with Scrum's terminology, as well as an up to-date bibliography for further exploration.