The Lights in the Tunnel

Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future

The Lights in the Tunnel

A computer engineer from Silicon Valley employs a powerful thought experiment to explore the economy of the future. An imaginary "tunnel of lights" is used to visualize the economic implications of the new technologies that are likely to appear in the coming years and decades. Challenged are nearly all conventional views of the future and the danger that lies ahead if we do not plan for the impact of rapidly advancing technology is illuminated. It also offers unique insights into how technology will intertwine with globalization to shape the remainder of the 21st century, and explores ways in which the economic realities of the future might offer new approaches to addressing global challenges such as poverty and climate change.

The Shaman and the Medicine Wheel

The Shaman and the Medicine Wheel

"The more we meditate on the Medicine Wheel and on the Cosmic Wheel above, relating these to the circles, spheres, and mandalas of other traditions, the deeper our realization grows of the oneness of the many paths leading to the Center." Although Evelyn Eaton walked principally the Native Indian path, this book reflects her belief in the strength and beauty of all religious traditions. This is the personal account of her triumph over cancer through Native American healing rituals. Of white and Native American ancestry, Eaton was a Metis Medicine Woman.

Green Light at the End of the Tunnel

Learning the Art of Living Well Without Causing Harm to Our Planet Or Ourselves

Green Light at the End of the Tunnel

"This book shows how we can reduce by some 80% the cost of electricity, driving, comfort, hot water and wastewater management, and how most of our food can be produced near-by without any fossil fuels or pesticides--and how this can be done in ways that are more secure and reliable, and that can create more jobs and better economy. It contains 50 pages of unique Solviva Designs, drawn to scale, and many more pages of conceptual drawings."--Page [4] of cover.

The Coven

The Coven

Tony and Kate Stark and their two children, Caleb and Mellissa were on their way to Burlington, Vermont for a two week vacation, a vacation that would haunt them for the rest of their lives. While the family explores the island on Lake Hogan, Tony finds an ancient book that unleashes the demon Ariton and his legion. As a result, the demon begins to possess Tony. Kate calls her friend Selene who is a witch and she brings a friend who is also a witch to the mansion in Vermont. Eventually a whole cast of colorful characters arrive to help, but will they be in time to save Tonys soul or his life?

FACES: Photography and the Art of Portraiture

FACES: Photography and the Art of Portraiture

There is so much detail to be captured in a face. Cicero (106-43 BC) said: "The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter." To capture a person's personality, there are many things to keep in mind, and the authors of FACES show us how to match up a personality with lighting, posing, and composition. Portraiture is truly an art, and this book dives deep into the details so that you end up with a gorgeous portrait that both you and your subject love. Not only is this book the most comprehensive title available on portraiture, but it contains stunning images. Each image is paired with a lighting diagram, a description of why the type of image was chosen, and then takes you through postproduction to put the finishing touches on. The authors also showcase a gallery of portraits by renowned photographers.

The Autumn Castle

Europa Suite: 1

The Autumn Castle

Berlin in autumn: Christine Starlight is living in an artists' colony in the crumbling urban shadows of the old east. Her lover Jude is a painter; his beauty and patience help her bear the chronic pain that is a legacy of the car crash that crippled her and killed her beloved parents. Out of the blue comes a crimson-haired beauty, who presides over a land where a witch dwells in a well, a wolf is the queen's counsellor and fate turns on the fall of an autumn leaf. For a brief span, the lands of faery and mortal man march hand in hand and Queen Mayfridh has taken the chance to seek out Christine, her childhood friend. But dealings with faeryland are never simple: as Christine yearns for Mayfridfh's world, where mortals feel no pain, so Mayfridh in turn is becoming addicted to Christine's, where there are tastes and textures and the danger of forbidden love. As secrets and jealousies and betrayals begin to unpick the threads that bind their lives, so yet another danger stalks them: the cruel and brilliant billionaire sculptor Immanuel Z. He is hunting faery bones for the grandest sculpture of them all . . .

The Light That Shines in Darkness

The Light That Shines in Darkness

I'm evangelist Eva M. Lucious. I was born in Bainbidge, Georgia. At the age of three, my family and I moved to Steubenville, Ohio. I was married for twenty-eight and half years before I lost my husband in the year of 2000. I also have two daughters and eight grandchildren. My mission in life is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and to serve others. My goal in life is to let others know that Jesus Christ is still active and living in the lives of all those that will receive him. I am an evangelist that have been preaching and teaching the word of the Lord for about twenty-two years before I lost my husband. We have people that say they had these near-death experiences when they had some type of tragedy almost unto death. But I would like to tell the world my story. While I was still walking around in my body, God took me to hell and back. He led me out of the dark, cold, lonely, and strange place by telling me to "follow the light,." I had an encounter with God that changed my life so dramatically and supernaturally. After this experience, He began to show me himself through miracles, angel signs and wonders. Then he told me "to tell the story" regardless who believes it or not. Jesus is very much alive and rules and reigns in this cold dark world. He wants to show his power through and in every one of us. Its an encounter with God that changes your life. Jesus is the light that shines in darkness.

Forgotten Monarch

Forgotten Monarch

When the prince of Riverstone is assassinated, and his twin brother rises to power under a cloud of suspicion, all of Siamard is thrown into jeopardy. As the res of revolution grow, and inhuman threats from the old world resurface, Jacobus, the rightful heir to his fathers throne is found, far more alive than his brother would like...Far from the kingdom that has all but forgotten him, the monarch of Riverstone must throw o the chains of slavery, gather allies to his cause, and take back his birthright before all of Siamard is crushed in the monstrous claws of the ancient and terrible Rhone. With the aid of a fellow slave, a mysterious mystic, and an alluring princess, he must journey across the world and uncover the plot against him, lest all the world fall into evil and madness.