Dragon S Green

Author: Scarlett Thomas
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781782117032
Size: 15.36 MB
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'Some people think opening a book is a simple thing. It's not. Most people don't realise that you can get truly lost in a book. You can. Especially you.' After the worldquake, magic is seeping into our world Effie Truelove is a new pupil at the Tusitala School for the Gifted, Troubled and Strange, with its twisted grey spires and an English teacher so frightening she gives the class nightmares. When her beloved grandfather is brutally attacked, Effie promises to look after his magical books. But then shady book-collector Leonard Levar gets his hands on them and Effie has to embark on the most dangerous adventure of her life . . . Effie must travel to the mysterious Otherworld, unlock the hidden meaning of an old book called Dragon's Green, and brave the terrifying Diberi, a secret organisation with plans that could destroy the entire universe. But Effie can't face the Diberi alone. Can her new school-friends Maximilian, Wolf, Lexy and Raven combine their gifts and discover their true powers in time?

Dragon S Green

Author: Scarlett Thomas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481497848
Size: 16.80 MB
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"The first book in a middle grade series about three young heroes who go on a quest to save a collection of magical books from an evil villain who plans to dominate the world"--

Dragon S Green

Author: Scarlett Thomas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481497862
Size: 15.91 MB
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The Neverending Story meets Jonathan Stroud’s Bartimaeus trilogy in this first magical adventure in a new series from acclaimed novelist Scarlett Thomas. Effie Truelove believes in magic, as does her grandfather Griffin (although he refuses to do any magic, let alone teach Effie how to use it). After a mysterious incident leaves Griffin close to death, Effie is given an unusual silver ring and told she must look after her grandfather’s library of rare and powerful books. But then the books fall into the hands of shady scholar Leonard Levar, and Effie is propelled into the most dangerous adventure of her life. Now, Effie and her friends—nerdy Maximilian, rugby-mad Wolf, helpful Lexy, and eccentric Raven—must discover their true powers if they are to get the books back. And Effie alone will have to travel to the Otherworld, where she will uncover the true meaning of the strange old book called Dragon’s Green… Acclaimed novelist Scarlett Thomas invites you into the wondrous realm of the Worldquake Sequence, where magic most decidedly exists, a growing evil lurks, and a group of children is destined to save the world.

The Green Dragons

Author: Sonny Mulheron
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 1869612582
Size: 11.35 MB
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Annie loved football. Her brother Sam was older and bigger than she was, and he played for the Green Dragons every Saturday morning. Annie can't play because she is too young but she keeps on practising.

Green Dragons

Author: Michael J. Green
Publisher: CSIS
ISBN: 9780892066056
Size: 14.64 MB
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The negotiations held under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen in December 2009 fell well short of global expectations. The UNFCCC process is intended to reach an agreement in which near-term national interests are set aside in the interest of future generations of the world as a whole. Concluding a successful UNFCCC process would therefore require the leaderships participating countries to exercise considerable political courage. Indeed, the result of the COP 15 seems to have its roots less in the science of climate change or in disagreements over appropriate methodologies to reduce global GHG emissions and more in a highly complex interplay of domestic politics carried out on a global stage. The inability of countries to resolve the most contentious issues pertaining to global action on climate change raises the question of whether the UNFCCC framework will work as the main negotiating forum for achieving further progress on mitigating global climate change. Whether other frameworks at the regional or global level may be better suited to forge consensus on key issues depends on the domestic politics surrounding climate change issues in key participating countries.

Green Water Dragons

Author: Philippe De Vosjoli
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 9781620080351
Size: 16.39 MB
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In recent years, herpetoculturists have been fortunate in having the opportunity to keep and work with some of the large agamid lizards from southeast Asia, notably green water dragons and the Philippine Sailfin lizards. This book is dedicated to the care, maintenance, and breeding of these Asian lizards in captivity. In addition, a section has been included on the basilisk lizards of the New World.