The Lost World Special Armchair Fiction Illustrated and Movie Memorabilia Edition
Armchair fiction presents extra-large paperback editions of the best in classic science fiction novels. Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World" is the third installment of our "Lost World-Lost Race Classics" series. It's a special edition fully illustrated and complete with bonus galleries containing movie posters and alternate paperback covers. Four Rugged explorers, beset by danger from all sides, ascended the unexplored head-waters of the mighty Amazon. Deep in the heart of the jungle they found a prehistoric inferno, a world where the laws of science and evolution had come to a grinding halt. It was THE LOST WORLD, and it was like no other place on Earth. Strange and frightening, it was a savage region ruled by prehistoric monsters of a bygone era. a place where no ordinary human could be expected to survive more than the briefest span of time...
The Purple Sapphire
Armchair fiction presents extra-large paperback editions of the best in classic science fiction novels. John Taine's "The Purple Sapphire" is the sixth installment of our "Lost World-Lost Race Classics" series. It was a stone of wisdom and prophecy. For twelve years, the British Secret Service ransacked India for General Wedderburn's kidnapped daughter, Evelyn. They found not one trace of her. The General's search eventually led him to the Himalayas, where he found Captain Joicey, hospitalized, delirious, and badly burned. Joicey held the final clue to his daughter's whereabouts--a mysterious lead box inscribed in an ancient language with a huge purple sapphire inside. Armed with this new knowledge, Wedderburn then enlisted the help of an adventurer and his niece for the final leg in his never-ending quest. So to the rim of Earth's last frontier they ventured, searching for a long lost girl and holding the sole key to a long forgotten civilization--a civilization that once knew more about science than any scholar in the modern world.
The Sunken World
Stanton Arthur Coblentz (1896-1982) was an American author and poet. His first published science fiction was "The Sunken World," a satire about Atlantis, in 1928.
The Making of The Lost World
A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the blockbuster film sequel to Jurassic Park follows the special effects wizards as they bring a host of dinosaurs to life and examines the work of cast, crew, director, and others. Original. Movie tie-in.
Examines the movies and artists of film noir, describing the social climate and artistic skills that contributed to the genre
The Lost City of the Monkey God
The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location. Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization. Venturing into this raw, treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful wilderness to confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, disease-carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. But it wasn't until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal-and incurable-disease. Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair-raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century.
The Lost Tribes
In The Lost Tribes, five friends could never imagine their ordinary parents are scientists on a secret mission. When their parents go missing, they are forced into unfathomable circumstances and learn of a history that's best left unknown. Now they must race against time in the search for tribal artifacts that are thousands of years old. Artifacts that hold the fate of the universe in the balance. But unbeknownst to them, they are catalysts in an ancient score that must be settled. The Lost Tribes is a challenge from beginning to end. As the chaos unfolds so do opportunities to solve codes and figure out where the characters will end up next (and the illustration and design give the reader a visual unfolding as well). Written by a former engineer, this book provides a sturdy and accurate science and history foundation, where readers will surely become participants in the facts, fun, and adventure.
The Bridal Chair
"In prose as painterly and evocative as Chagall's own dazzling brushstrokes, Gloria Goldreich finely evokes one of the most significant masters of modern art through the discerning eyes of [his] loyally protective daughter."—Cynthia Ozick, award-winning author of Foreign Bodies Beautiful Ida Chagall, the only daughter of Marc Chagall, is blossoming in the Paris art world beyond her father's controlling gaze. But her newfound independence is short-lived. In Nazi-occupied Paris, Chagall's status as a Jewish artist has made them all targets, yet his devotion to his art blinds him to their danger. When Ida falls in love and Chagall angrily paints an empty wedding chair (The Bridal Chair) in response, she faces an impossible choice: Does she fight to forge her own path outside her father's shadow, or abandon her ambitions to save Chagall from his enemies and himself? Brimming with historic personalities from Europe, America and Israel, The Bridal Chair is a stunning portrait of love, fortitude, and the sharp divide between art and real life. "Only Gloria Goldreich could write a novel so grounded in historical truths yet so exuberantly imaginative. The Bridal Chair is Goldreich at her best, with a mesmerizing plot, elegant images, and a remarkable heroine who...will remain with you long after the last page."—Francine Klagsburn, Jewish Week columnist and acclaimed author of Voices of Wisdom
The Chairs Hiatus
Mary and Nel were known for being close. Throughout the years the two of them zig-zagged the country as the rock duo "The Chairs" they never spent more than a day or two apart.That is, until Mary mysteriously appears in a new city having given up her music, fame, and friends. She wants nothing more than to work her lousy job and be left alone, but the two people who just showed up on her doorstep are determined to make sure won't happen.
It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England. Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer. Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.