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Corvus

Corvus

A Review of the Design and Use of the Roman Boarding Bridge During the First Punic War 264 -241 B.c.

  • Author: Bradley Workman-Davies
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1847288820
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 200
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An analysis and review of the design of the roman boarding bridge as used by Roman fleets during the First Punic War 264-241 B.C. Based on historical sources and modern research into the corvus, this study resurrects thinking on the viability of the boarding bridge and reasseses Roman tactics and successes during their first encounter with naval warfare.

Corvus

Corvus

  • Author: Paul Kearney
  • Publisher: Solaris
  • ISBN: 184997229X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 464
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It is twenty-three years since a Macht army fought its way home from the heart of the Asurian Empire. The man who came to lead that army, Rictus, is now a hard-bitten mercenary captain, middle-aged and tired. He wants nothing more than to lay down his spear and become the farmer that his father was. But fate has different ideas. A young war-leader has risen to challenge the order of things in the very heartlands of the Macht. A soldier of genius, he takes city after city, and reigns over them asking. What is more, he has heard of the legendary leader of the Ten Thousand. His name is Corvus, and the rumours say that he is not even fully human. He means to make himself absolute ruler of all the Macht. And he wants Rictus to help him.

Corvus

Corvus

A Life With Birds

  • Author: Esther Woolfson
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 1847082947
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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One spring, many years ago, Esther Woolfson's daughter rescued a fledgling rook. That rook, named Chicken, quickly established herself as part of the family, and other birds, including an irascible cockatiel and a depressive parrot, soon followed. But it was the corvids - members of the crow family - who amazed Woolfson with their personality and their capacity for affection. This classic blend of memoir and natural history combines the author's fascination with all things avian, from the mechanics of flight to the science of birdsong, with her funny, tender stories of life among the birds.

Corvus

Corvus

F/SF Novel

  • Author: L. Lee Lowe
  • Publisher: L. Lee Lowe
  • ISBN: N.A
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In an alternate present the minds of teen offenders are uploaded into computers for rehabilitation—a form of virtual wilderness therapy. Zach is a homo cognoscens, one of the new humans who can navigate the Fulgrid. Though still a high school student, he is indentured to the Fulgur Corporation as a counsellor. Laura is a homo sapiens. Their story is part odyssey, part tragedy, part riff on the nature of consciousness.

Corvus and Me

Corvus and Me

  • Author: Joelle Hubner-mclean
  • Publisher: American Book Publishing
  • ISBN: 1589826655
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 125
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Janine is trying to establish an identity among her peers.However, since she is too shy to express herself, she finds more comfort with the animals and birds in the forest near her home instead. Her love for nature is very sincere, and whenever she has a chance to escape from the wrath of humanity, she heads into a world of peace and tranquillity to be with the great outdoors. Wintertime arrives, and Janine and her sister enjoy a sleigh ride down the icy hill about a mile and a half away from home, until an unfortunate accident occurs where Janine hits her head. This is where magical moments begin. Unsure of what had happened to her, Janine is given a mission by a strange character to fulfil. Her quest involves saving the birds and animals from starvation due to uncontrollable snowstorms. To complete this operation, she, along with the assistance of Corvus the crow, has to find the Snow Queen, who can help save the animals in the forest. But a powerful phantom, Faeran becomes her enemy and develops cold-blooded schemes to prevent Janine from fulfilling her mission. It is up to her and Corvus to find a way to rescue the birds and animals without facing the unthinkable destruction initiated by Faeran. Many trials and tribulations occur during her trek through the cold woods, but will her bondage with nature help Janine succeed her mission or will she fail to save the birds and animals?

Corvus Hollow

Corvus Hollow

  • Author: Christina L. Thomas
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1490739734
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 86
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Have you ever woke up from a nightmare and realized that it wasnt a dream, it was actually your reality? Follow the end twisting tale with Meridith Martin in this short story when she returns home after her fathers death to her hometown sixteen years later to discover the hell she once left has not changed.

The Blackbirds (The Children of Corvus Omnibus)

The Blackbirds (The Children of Corvus Omnibus)

  • Author: L.E. Harrison
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 670
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"A Fierce & Driven Paranormal Fantasy Read!" - JB Richards The captivating contemporary fantasy trilogy about a tribe of shapeshifters, deep within the inhospitable forest of northern Maine USA, in an alternate dimension known as Blackwater Hills. Contains three complete novels in The Children Of Corvus series: BLACKBIRD (Book One) MERULA (Book Two) CORVUS (Book Three) Shortlisted for 'The Best Book We've Read All Year' by ReadFreely. One of Indie Author Land's 50 Best Indie Books of 2017. An IHIBRP 5-Star Recommended Read. Winner of the 2018 Virtual Fantasy Con Award for Best Dark Fantasy. Editorial Reviews: Review of Blackbird (Book One) - A Stunning Novel That Serves As Model For Paranormal Fantasy Reads! L.E. Harrison leads us into the complex spiritual and metaphysical world of shifters and werewolves in her absorbing paranormal fantasy novel, "Blackbird (The Children of Corvus Book 1)". Written as part diary and part third-person account, mostly on the behalf of her main characters—Alena, Michael, and Jonathan, this tale of an ancient inter-dimensional shifter civilization living a hidden life, obscured by The Great Shield, in the backwoods of Maine is as astonishing as it is unique. Harrison's story not only stands out in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy venue, it should serve as a model to other writers of how to develop a truly believable paranormal society. Mystery... Action... Romance... And much, much more are neatly tucked within the pages of this can't-miss, astonishing tale. -J.B. Richards - IHIBRP I came to The Blackbirds with baggage. I read the word "shapeshifters" in the blurb and felt that I knew what to expect - buff, handsome man, often shirtless, and a modern, snarky heroine. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that genre, but, believe me, that is not what this book is. Instead L.E Harrison has set her sights much higher, and has much loftier ambitions. This trilogy is set in a world of the author's creating, a world that is - and is not - northern Maine. We are deep in the lore of a tribe of shapeshifters, in Blackwater Hills. In the first book of the series, we meet our lead characters, Alena, who we are immediately fond of, and Michael Singleton, a man stained with a curse. -ReadFreely (Shortlisted for The Best Book We've Read All Year) "The novel has a promising plot, the intertwining stories of the two central characters are intriguing and will keep readers turning pages.The writing is descriptive and evocative, particularly when delving into the thoughts of the main characters and when describing the strange happenings they observe around them. The ideas of shapeshifting and a fantasy realm parallel to our own certainly aren't new, but Harrison puts a new spin on these concepts creating an original story that fans of the genre will enjoy." -The Booklife Prize  "I'm a sucker for books that take landscapes I'm familiar with, and makes them something magical and interesting. Nothing really does that more than a set of shapeshifters hidden away somewhere in Maine. ...An interesting story and a good premise for a book. It's easy to enjoy, and I could tell that Harrison really visualized and had a clear picture of the story she was telling. Steeped in magic and lore, there is a lot here to love." -Bookwormblues

Sherlock Holmes The Corvus Conspiracy: The Complete Series

Sherlock Holmes The Corvus Conspiracy: The Complete Series

  • Author: Ian Shimwell
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0244136394
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  • Page: 174
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For over four hundred years, the Corvus Brotherhood have been plotting for vengeance. As their plans near completion, the Brotherhood are somehow connected with: a spring-heeled tiger; a condemned murder suspect about to be hanged; the deathly communications of a society spiritualist and even Mycroft's sudden disapprearance. The claw of the raven is about to strike...

Corvus Rising

Corvus Rising

  • Author: Mary C. Simmons
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1475961340
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 370
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The people of Ledford cherish the mysterious island of blue-eyed crows and ravens in the midst of the big river that cuts their city in two. The island-uninhabited since the days of the old hermit for whom it was named-beckons outcast Jesuit scholar and ornithologist Alfredo Manzi to its dark forest. He meets Charlie, a blue-eyed crow who seems to be expecting him. The crow tells Manzi he is one of the last of the Patua', a Homo sapien subspecies with a strange ability to verbally communicate with the corvids, a group of highly intelligent birds that includes ravens and crows. Manzi learns to his growing amazement that he is not the first of his kind to visit Wilder Island, and that it holds many secrets of his ancient, vanishing race. The corvids put all hope upon him to bring the Patua' back from the edge of oblivion and save the Earth from the ravages of human technology. But the island itself is in grave danger of a takeover from a land developer whose plans will most certainly destroy the unique corvid population forever, as well the legacy of the Patua'. Manzi begins fulfilling his mission to save the enchanted wilderness, enlisting help from the corvids, another Patua', and a colleague and his wife, who is about to uncover her own secrets. In this fantasy tale, corvids and humans must band together to save their beloved island from destruction-before it is too late.

Corvus

Corvus

  • Author: Harold Johnson
  • Publisher: Thistledown Press
  • ISBN: 9781771870511
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 208
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Eighty years have passed since flash floods, droughts, and tornadoes have ravaged the North American landscape and mass migrations to the north have led to decade-long wars. In the thriving city of La Ronge, George Taylor and Lenore Hanson are lawyers who rarely interact with members of the lower classes from the impoverished suburb of Regis and the independently thriving Ashram outside the city. They live in a world of personalized Platforms, self-driving cars, and cutting edge Organic Recreational Vehicles (ORVs), where gamers need never leave their virtual realities. Lenore befriends political dissenter and fellow war veteran Richard Warner, and George accidentally crash-lands his ORV near the mountain-sheltered haven of a First Nations community, they become exposed to new ways of thinking. As the lives of these near-strangers become intertwined, each is forced to confront the past before their relationships and lives unravel. Taking its title from the Latin name for the Trickster bird of First Nations, Norse, and Christian mythologies, Corvus examines the illusions of security we build through technology and presents a scathing satire of a world caught up in climate change denial and the glorification of war. Buy an e-book version of this book at Kobo, Amazon Kindle Store, or your favourite eBook store - See more at: http://tdp.onixedit.com/book?id=814910&returnurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftdp.onixedit.com%2FResults%3Fpage%3D4#sthash.Mwaeoagv.dpuf