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The Codex
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 076534629X
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The mysterious disappearance of treasure hunter and adventurer Maxwell Broadbent--along with that of his riches--sends his three sons on a search for their father, who has hidden himself and his treasures, in order to claim their inheritance, which also includes an ancient Mayan codex containing revolutionary pharmacological secrets that someone will do anything to find. Reprint.

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    The Codex Borgia
  • Author : Gisele Díaz,Alan Rodgers,Bruce E. Byland
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9780486275697
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  • Genre : Art
  • First republication of remarkable repainting of great Mexican codex, dated to ca. AD 1400. 76 large full-color plates show gods, kings, warriors, mythical creatures, and abstract designs. Introduction.

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    History and Mythology of the Aztecs
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0816518866
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  • Genre : History
  • One of the great documents of colonial Mexico, the Codex Chimalpopoca chronicles the rise of Aztec civilization and preserves the mythology on which it was based. Its two complementary texts, Annals of Cuauhtitlan and Legend of the Suns, record the pre-CortŽsian history of the Valley of Mexico together with firsthand versions of that region's myths. Of particular interest are the stories of the hero-god Quetzalcoatl, for which the Chimalpopoca is the premier source. John Bierhorst's work is the first major scholarship on the Codex Chimalpopoca in more than forty years. His is the first edition in English and the first in any language to include the complete text of the Legend of the Suns. The precise, readable translation not only contributes to the study of Aztec history and literature but also makes the codex an indispensable reference for Aztec cultural topics, including land tenure, statecraft, the role of women, the tribute system, warfare, and human sacrifice.

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    The Codex
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 0765359979
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "The mysterious disappearance of treasure hunter and adventurer Maxwell Broadbent--along with his riches--sends his three sons on a search for their father, who has hidden himself and his treasures, in order to claim their inheritance"--NoveList.

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    The Codex Mojaodicus
  • Author : Steven Alvarez
  • Publisher : Fence Modern Poets
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1944380000
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • An ambitious project in which Alvarez sets out to catalog the many intersections of Spanish and English in Louisville, Kentucky.

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    Codex Seraphinianus
  • Author : Luigi Serafini
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 9780847843091
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Art
  • An extraordinary and surreal art book, this edition has been redesigned by the author and includes new illustrations. Deluxe numbered, limited edition of 600 w/signed card. Ever since the Codex Seraphinianus was first published in 1981, the book has been recognized as one of the strangest and most beautiful art books ever made. This visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language has fueled much debate over its meaning. Written for the information age and addressing the import of coding and decoding in genetics, literary criticism, and computer science, the Codex confused, fascinated, and enchanted a generation. While its message may be unclear, its appeal is obvious: it is a most exquisite artifact. Blurring the distinction between art book and art object, this anniversary edition-redesigned by the author and featuring new illustrations-presents this unique work in a new, unparalleled light. With the advent of new media and forms of communication and continuous streams of information, the Codex is now more relevant and timely than ever.

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    Codex Sinaiticus
  • Author : British Library
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 0712349987
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  • Genre : Bible
  • Codex Sinaiticus is one of the world's most remarkable books. Written in Greek in the fourth century, it is the oldest surviving complete New Testament, and one of the two oldest manuscripts of the whole Bible. No other early manuscript of the Christian Bible has been so extensively corrected, and the significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible's original text, the history of the Bible and the history of western book making is immense. Since 2002, a major international project has been creating an electronic version of the manuscript. This magnificent printed facsimile reunites the text, now divided between the British Library, the National Library of Russia, St Catherine's Monastery, Mt Sinai and Leipzig University Library.

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    The Aleppo Codex
  • Author : Matti Friedman
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781616202705
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : History
  • Winner of the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature A thousand years ago, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible was written. It was kept safe through one upheaval after another in the Middle East, and by the 1940s it was housed in a dark grotto in Aleppo, Syria, and had become known around the world as the Aleppo Codex. Journalist Matti Friedman’s true-life detective story traces how this precious manuscript was smuggled from its hiding place in Syria into the newly founded state of Israel and how and why many of its most sacred and valuable pages went missing. It’s a tale that involves grizzled secret agents, pious clergymen, shrewd antiquities collectors, and highly placed national figures who, as it turns out, would do anything to get their hands on an ancient, decaying book. What it reveals are uncomfortable truths about greed, state cover-ups, and the fascinating role of historical treasures in creating a national identity.

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    Furies of Calderon
  • Author : Jim Butcher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN : 044101268X
  • Reader Reviews : 103
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this extraordinary fantasy epic, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files leads readers into a world where the fate of the realm rests on the shoulders of a boy with no power to call his own... For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies—elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal. But in the remote Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Alerans’ most savage enemy—the Marat horde—return to the Valley, Tavi’s courage and resourcefulness will be a power greater than any fury, one that could turn the tides of war...

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    The Codex Nuttall
  • Author : Zelia Nuttall
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780486136455
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  • Genre : Art
  • The only value-priced, full-color edition of the pre-Columbian Mexican (Mixtec) book. Features 88 color plates of kings, gods, heroes, temples, sacrifices, and more. New introduction.

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    The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity
  • Author : Georgios Boudalis
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 194179212X
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  • Genre : HISTORY
  • This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity held at Bard Graduate Center Gallery February 23-June 24, 2018.

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    Nicholas Flamel and the Codex
  • Author : Michael Scott
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 67
  • ISBN : 9780449819203
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Nicholas Flamel appeared in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series—but did you know he really lived? And he might still be alive today! Discover the truth behind Michael Scott’s New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel with the lost story “Nicholas Flamel and the Codex,” an ebook original short story. Before Nicholas Flamel became the most famous alchemist who ever lived, he was merely a mortal—until the day a mysterious hook-handed man sold him a book and changed his life, and the world, forever. Now, that lost story is told. . . . The Codex helped Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel unlock the secrets of immortality. But first, it almost killed them. With this exclusive ebook, Michael Scott offers readers a never-before-seen short story from the world of the bestselling Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series: the tale of how the Flamels became to be Guardians of the Codex through Nicholas’s first encounter with Marethyu, the hook-handed man—and their subsequent battle with John Dee’s legendary predecessor, the devious Dr. Mirabilis: Sir Robert Bacon and his mechanical man. “Fans of adventure fantasies like Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series will eat this one up.” —VOYA Read the whole series! The Alchemyst The Magician The Sorceress The Necromancer The Warlock The Enchantress

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    Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Author : Leonardo (da Vinci),Michael Ryan,Charles Horton
  • Publisher : Scala Books
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : UOM:39015074250757
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  • Genre : Art
  • A unique interpretation of one of the most important pieces of scholarly material in existence.

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    The Birth of the Codex
  • Author : Colin H. Roberts,T. C. Skeat
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 0197260616
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  • Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
  • In The Codex, published in 1954, C.H. Roberts studied the process by which in the early centuries of our era the roll as the vehicle for literature was replaced by the codex, which has remained the format of the book ever since. New evidence that has accumulated in the last thirty years has set some of the problems in a new light and in this book, published here for the first time in paperback, the authors re-examine these and offer a different explanation for the remarkable part in the transformation played by the early Church.

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    First Lord's Fury
  • Author : Jim Butcher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN : 9781101151518
  • Reader Reviews : 41
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the final novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher's acclaimed Codex Alera series, the people of Alera—who use their unique bond with the elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal for protection—must face the ultimate conflict… For Gaius Octavian, life has been one long struggle. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, he became a legendary man of war and leader of men—and the rightful First Lord of Alera. Now, the end of all he fought for is close at hand. The brutal, dreaded Vord are on the march, using fear and chaos to turn the Alerans against one another, and forcing those who will not submit to flee to the outer reaches of the realm. Perhaps for the final time, Gaius Octavian and his legions must stand against the enemies of his people. And it will take all his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness...

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    The Search for the Codex Cardona
  • Author : Arnold Bauer
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 9780822391579
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • In The Search for the Codex Cardona, Arnold J. Bauer tells the story of his experiences on the trail of a cultural treasure, a Mexican “painted book” that first came into public view at Sotheby’s auction house in London in 1982, nearly four hundred years after it was presumably made by Mexican artists and scribes. On folios of amate paper, the Codex includes two oversized maps and 300 painted illustrations accompanied by text in sixteenth-century paleography. The Codex relates the trajectory of the Nahua people to the founding of the capital of Tenochtitlán and then focuses on the consequences of the Spanish conquest up to the 1550s. If authentic, the Codex Cardona is an invaluable record of early Mexico. Yet there is no clear evidence of its origin, what happened to it after 1560, or even where it is today, after its last known appearance at Christie’s auction house in New York in 1998. Bauer first saw the Codex Cardona in 1985 in the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory at the University of California, Davis, where scholars from Stanford and the University of California were attempting to establish its authenticity. Allowed to gently lift a few pages of this ancient treasure, Bauer was hooked. By 1986, the Codex had again disappeared from public view. Bauer’s curiosity about the Codex and its whereabouts led him down many forking paths—from California to Seville and Mexico City, to the Firestone Library in Princeton, to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and Christie’s in New York—and it brought him in contact with an international cast of curators, agents, charlatans, and erudite book dealers. The Search for the Codex Cardona is a mystery that touches on issues of cultural patrimony, the workings of the rare books and manuscripts trade, the uncertainty of archives and evidence, and the ephemerality of the past and its remains.

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    Mysticons: Quest for the Codex
  • Author : Sadie Chesterfield
  • Publisher : Imprint
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781250165053
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • This junior novelization retells storylines from many episodes of the hit new show Mysticons! In Drake City, where magic and technology meet, four girls are brought together by an ancient prophecy. Princess Arkayna, her friend Em, and street kids Zarya and Piper are transformed into the Mysticons—heroes with incredible magic powers. But to unlock their full abilities—and save Arkayna's parents, the queen and king—the Mysticons must find the Codex. An ancient spellbook with the power to fight evil, the Codex was split into four pieces, each hidden away with riddles and puzzles as the only clues. The Mysticons must hurry; forces of evil want the Codex themselves—and they'll be able to use its powers to destroy Drake City and anyone who would stop them. Based on the animated television series, Mysticons: Quest for the Codex includes an 8-page color insert with artwork from the show! Mysticons characters, designs, and elements © 2018 Nelvana Limited. Mysticons is a trademark of Nelvana Limited. All rights reserved. An Imprint Book

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    Codex
  • Author : Lev Grossman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780547812502
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Fiction
  • About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a hot-shot young investment banker, is sent to help one of his firm's most important and mysterious clients. When asked to uncrate and organize a personal library of rare books, Edward's indignation turns to intrigue as he realizes that there may be a unique medieval codex hidden among the volumes, a treasure kept locked away for many years and for many reasons. As friends draw Edward into a peculiar and addictive computer game, his obsession deepens as he discovers surprising parallels between the game's virtual reality and the mystery of the codex. An accomplished and entertaining thriller, Codex explores the mysterious power of books in the medieval and modern ages.

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    The 2012 Codex
  • Author : Gary Jennings,Robert Gleason,Junius Podrug
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN : 0765362465
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A conclusion to Apocalypse 2012 finds Rita Critchlow and Cooper Jones racing against time to locate the 1,000-year-old codex of god-king Quetzacoatl, a quest that mirrors the search of Montezuma empire slave-scholar, Pacal, 500 years earlier. Reprint.

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    The Constantine Codex
  • Author : Paul Maier
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1414360525
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Harvard Professor Jonathan Weber is finally enjoying a season of peace when a shocking discovery thrusts him into the national spotlight once again. While touring monasteries in Greece, Jon and his wife Shannon—a seasoned archaeologist—uncover an ancient biblical manuscript containing the lost ending of Mark and an additional book of the Bible. If proven authentic, the codex could forever change the way the world views the holy Word of God. As Jon and Shannon work to validate their find, it soon becomes clear that there are powerful forces who don’t want the codex to go public. When it’s stolen en route to America, Jon and Shannon are swept into a deadly race to find the manuscript and confirm its authenticity before it’s lost forever.

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    Thunderhead
  • Author : Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0759525293
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written sixteen years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich---the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago. Now Nora is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country. Searching for her father and his glory, Nora begins t unravel the greatest riddle of American archeology. but what she unearths will be the newest of horrors...

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    Leonardo Da Vinci. Il Codice Leicester
  • Author : Domenico Laurenza
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 8809873513
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  • Genre : Art
  • Read and download full book Leonardo Da Vinci. Il Codice Leicester

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    The Codex Mexicanus
  • Author : Lori Boornazian Diel
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781477316757
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  • Genre : Art
  • Some sixty years after the Spanish conquest of Mexico, a group of Nahua intellectuals in Mexico City set about compiling an extensive book of miscellanea, which was recorded in pictorial form with alphabetic texts in Nahuatl clarifying some imagery or adding new information altogether. This manuscript, known as the Codex Mexicanus, includes records pertaining to the Aztec and Christian calendars, European medical astrology, a genealogy of the Tenochca royal house, and an annals history of pre-conquest Tenochtitlan and early colonial Mexico City, among other topics. Though filled with intriguing information, the Mexicanus has long defied a comprehensive scholarly analysis, surely due to its disparate contents. In this pathfinding volume, Lori Boornazian Diel presents the first thorough study of the entire Codex Mexicanus that considers its varied contents in a holistic manner. She provides an authoritative reading of the Mexicanus’s contents and explains what its creation and use reveal about native reactions to and negotiations of colonial rule in Mexico City. Diel makes sense of the codex by revealing how its miscellaneous contents find counterparts in Spanish books called Reportorios de los tiempos. Based on the medieval almanac tradition, Reportorios contain vast assortments of information related to the issue of time, as does the Mexicanus. Diel masterfully demonstrates that, just as Reportorios were used as guides to living in early modern Spain, likewise the Codex Mexicanus provided its Nahua audience a guide to living in colonial New Spain.

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    The Codex of Justinian
  • Author : Bruce W. Frier,Serena Connolly,Paul Krueger,Simon Corcoran,Michael Hewson Crawford,John Noël Dillon,Dennis P. Kehoe,Noel Emmanuel Lenski,Thomas A. J. McGinn,Timothy Kearley,Charles F. Pazdernik,Benet Salway
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 3364
  • ISBN : 9780521196826
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  • Genre : Bilingual books
  • The first reliable annotated English translation, with original texts, of one of the central sources of the Western legal tradition.

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    Leonardo Da Vinci and the Secrets of the Codex Atlanticus
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : White Star Publishers
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 8854413526
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  • Genre : Art
  • Appreciate the multifaceted genius of Leonardo da Vinci with this beautiful look at his Codex Atlanticus. Nowhere is the genius of Leonardo da Vinci more evident than in the famous Codex Atlanticus, which preserves his dazzling ideas on subjects ranging from war machines and musical instruments to human anatomy and powered flight. Now, here are the finest pages of the Codex, shown in high-quality photographs that allow us to see details previously admired only by scholars. Leonardo da Vinci's work emerges with all its peerless force in this beautiful reproduction.

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    Codex Canadensis and the Writings of Louis Nicolas
  • Author : Louis Nicolas,Réal Ouellet
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Pages : 573
  • ISBN : 9780773538764
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  • Genre : Art
  • A natural history and illustrations of the New World in the seventeenth century.

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    Cocktail Codex
  • Author : Alex Day,Nick Fauchald,David Kaplan
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781607749714
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  • Genre : Cooking
  • From the authors of the bestselling and genre-defining cocktail book Death & Co, Cocktail Codex is a comprehensive primer on the craft of mixing drinks that employs the authors’ unique “root cocktails” approach to give drink-makers of every level the tools to understand, execute, and improvise both classic and original cocktails. JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER • WINNER OF THE TALES OF THE COCKTAIL SPIRITED AWARD® FOR BEST NEW COCKTAIL OR BARTENDING BOOK • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE “There are only six cocktails.” So say Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, the visionaries behind the seminal craft cocktail bar Death & Co. In Cocktail Codex, these experts reveal for the first time their surprisingly simple approach to mastering cocktails: the “root recipes,” six easily identifiable (and memorizable!) templates that encompass all cocktails: the old-fashioned, martini, daiquiri, sidecar, whisky highball, and flip. Once you understand the hows and whys of each “family,” you'll understand why some cocktails work and others don't, when to shake and when to stir, what you can omit and what you can substitute when you're missing ingredients, why you like the drinks you do, and what sorts of drinks you should turn to—or invent—if you want to try something new. Praise for Cocktail Codex “Learn the template, and any cocktail you can think of is within reach.”—Food & Wine “Too bad all college textbooks weren’t this much fun.”—Garden & Gun “A must for amateur and pro mixologists alike.”—Chicago Tribune “If Dora the Explorer turned twenty-one, split herself into three people, and decided to write the Magna Carta of booze books, this would be the result. And, unlike every other book you’ll read this year, Cocktail Codex is packed with actual knowledge you can use in the real world. Please, please, can Cinema Codex be next?”—Steven Soderbergh, filmmaker

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    A Full Collation of the Codex Sinaiticus with the Received Text of the New Testament
  • Author : Frederick Henry Ambrose Scrivener
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : UOM:39015062678811
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  • Genre : Bible
  • Read and download full book A Full Collation of the Codex Sinaiticus with the Received Text of the New Testament

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    The Codex Fori Mussolini
  • Author : Han Lamers,Bettina Reitz-Joosse
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 9781350054868
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  • Genre : History
  • The year is 1932. In Rome, the Fascist leader Benito Mussolini unveils a giant obelisk of white marble, bearing the Latin inscription MVSSOLINI DVX. Invisible to the cheering crowds, a metal box lies immured in the obelisk's base. It contains a few gold coins and, written on a piece of parchment, a Latin text: the Codex fori Mussolini. What does this text say? Why was it buried there? And why was it written in Latin? The Codex, composed by the classical scholar Aurelio Giuseppe Amatucci (1867-1960), presents a carefully constructed account of the rise of Italian Fascism and its leader, Benito Mussolini. Though written in the language of Roman antiquity, the Codex was supposed to reach audiences in the distant future. Placed under the obelisk with future excavation and rediscovery in mind, the Latin text was an attempt at directing the future reception of Italian Fascism. This book renders the Codex accessible to scholars and students of different disciplines, offering a thorough and wide-ranging introduction, a clear translation, and a commentary elucidating the text's rhetorical strategies, historical background, and specifics of phrasing and reference. As the first detailed study of a Fascist Latin text, it also throws new light on the important role of the Latin language in Italian Fascist culture.

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    The Alchemyst
  • Author : Michael Scott
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780375843174
  • Reader Reviews : 163
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And his secrets aren't safe! Discover the truth in book one of the New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. The truth: Nicholas Flamel's tomb is empty. The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives. Nicholas Flamel is the greatest Alchemyst to ever live. The records show that he died in 1418, but what if he's actually been making the elixir of life for centuries? The secrets to eternal life are hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed, and in the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. And that's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. There is one hope. If the prophecy is true, Sophie and Josh Newman have the power to save everyone. Now they just have to learn to use it. “The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel has everything you loved about Harry Potter, including magic, mystery, and a constant battle of good versus evil.”—Bustle Read the whole series! The Alchemyst The Magician The Sorceress The Necromancer The Warlock The Enchantress

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    The Florentine Codex
  • Author : Jeanette Favrot Peterson,Kevin Trerraciano
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9781477318409
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  • Genre : Art
  • In the sixteenth century, the Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún and a team of indigenous grammarians, scribes, and painters completed decades of work on an extraordinary encyclopedic project titled General History of the Things of New Spain, known as the Florentine Codex (1575–1577). Now housed in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence and bound in three lavishly illustrated volumes, the codex is a remarkable product of cultural exchange in the early Americas. In this edited volume, experts from multiple disciplines analyze the manuscript’s bilingual texts and more than 2,000 painted images and offer fascinating, new insights on its twelve books. The contributors examine the “three texts” of the codex—the original Nahuatl, its translation into Spanish, and its painted images. Together, these constitute complementary, as well as conflicting, voices of an extended dialogue that occurred in and around Mexico City. The volume chapters address a range of subjects, from Nahua sacred beliefs, moral discourse, and natural history to the Florentine artists’ models and the manuscript’s reception in Europe. The Florentine Codex ultimately yields new perspectives on the Nahua world several decades after the fall of the Aztec empire.

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    The Codex Mendoza: new insights
  • Author : Jorge Gómez Tejada,Davide Domenici,Chiara Grazia,David Buti,Laura Cartechini,Francesca Rosi,Francesca,Virginia María Lladó-Buisán,Aldo Romani,Antonio Sgamelloti,Constanza Miliani,B. C. Barker-Benfield,Diana Magaloni,Mary Ellen Miller,Claudia Brittenham,Frances F. Berdan,Barbara E. Mundy,Daniela Bleichmar,Todd P. Olson,Carmen Fernández-Salvador,Joanne Harwood,Lucien Sun
  • Publisher : Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9789978682074
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  • Genre : History
  • Conceived as a contribution to the continuous construction of the identity of the Codex Mendoza, the present volume is organized around three axes: material analysis, textual and stylistic interpretation, and reception and circulation studies. The works of Barker-Benfield and MOLAB further our objective of understanding the manuscript's materiality. The re-binding and conservation process registered by Barker-Benfield has allowed us to do away with speculation regarding the method of production used to create the manuscript and its previous bindings. This, in turn, has allowed heretofore accepted connections, such as the authorship of Francisco Gualpuyogualcal, to be reexamined. Similarly, the analysis undertaken by the MOLAB team and headed by Davide Domenici has settled the debate on the nature of the pigments used in the production of the manuscript. This has added additional layers of nuance to previously held interpretative hypotheses on the meaning of specific pigments and the strictness of their application in the tlacuilolli. While color holds meaning for the tlacuilo, color is not inexorably linked to its materiality. These observations have the potential to inspire a new generation of interpretative studies, based on ever more accurate data regarding the material nature of the Codex Mendoza. Interpretative studies of the manuscript in this volume represent a line of inquiry that, by considering the manuscript from the complex perspectives of the work of art, literature, and bibliography, complement previous anthropological and historical readings of the Codex Mendoza. My essays as well as those by Diana Magaloni and Daniela Bleichmar reconsider the number and style of the artists who produced the manuscript in order to understand both the process by which it was created as well as the place it occupies in the artistic context of the early viceroyalty. Far from entering a binary relation between subjugator and subjugated, the decisions made by these artists and intellectuals manifest the forms of thinking and seeing time and space in the Mesoamerican world. I demonstrate that the pictures in the Codex Mendoza were painted in a workshop in which one, two, or more individuals collaborated on each page to create a single composition; as such, the creation of these pictures took on an air of rituality and functioned as "an instrument to recreate, reactualize, and make coherent the historical becoming linked to territory with cosmic patterns" (Magaloni, this volume). This last observation complements and reinforces Joanne Harwood's proposed reading of the third section of the manuscript. For Harwood, notwithstanding the originality of the visual solutions used to compose this section of the manuscript, the Codex Mendoza's pre-Columbian model resonates with a Mesoamerican religious genre: the teoamoxtli.

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    Scripting Reading Motions
  • Author : Manuel Portela
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 9780262317368
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • An exploration of what experimental literature in both print and programmable media tells us about the act of reading. In Scripting Reading Motions, Manuel Portela explores the expressive use of book forms and programmable media in experimental works of both print and electronic literature and finds a self-conscious play with the dynamics of reading and writing. Portela examines a series of print and digital works by Johanna Drucker, Mark Z. Danielewski, Rui Torres, Jim Andrews, and others, for the insights they yield about the semiotic and interpretive actions through which readers produce meaning when interacting with codes. Analyzing these works as embodiments and simulations of the motions of reading, Portela pays particular attention to the ways in which awareness of eye movements and haptic interactions in both print and electronic media feeds back onto the material and semantic layers of the works. These feedbacks, he argues, sustain self-reflexive loops that link the body of the reader to the embodied work. Readers' haptic actions and eye movements coinstantiate the object that they are reading. Portela discusses typographic and graphic marks as choreographic notations for reading movements; examines digital recreations of experimental print literary artifacts; considers reading motions in kinetic and generated texts; analyzes the relationship of bibliographic, linguistic, and narrative coding in Danielewski's novel-poem, Only Revolutions; and describes emergent meanings in interactive textual instruments. The expressive use of print and programmable media, Portela shows, offers a powerful model of the semiotic, interpretive, and affective operations embodied in reading processes. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition.

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    A Handy Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon Poetry Based on Groschopp's Grein
  • Author : Christian Wilhelm Michael Grein
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : UCAL:B3547152
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  • Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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    A handy Anglo-Saxon dictionary, based on Groschopp's Grein, ed., revised and corrected by J.A. Harrison and W.M. Baskervill
  • Author : Christian Wilhelm M. Grein
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590440391
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book A handy Anglo-Saxon dictionary, based on Groschopp's Grein, ed., revised and corrected by J.A. Harrison and W.M. Baskervill

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    Enhancing Participation in Codex Activities
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9251052778
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • With CD-ROM in back cover.

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    The Poetry of the Codex Vercellensis
  • Author : John Mitchell Kemble
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : OXFORD:N13046090
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  • Genre : English poetry
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    Codex Alimentarius
  • Author : Joint FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,World Health Organization
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN : 9251053219
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • The Codex Alimentarius (meaning food law or code) is a collection of internationally adopted food standards designed to protect consumer health and ensure fair practices in the food trade. This is the second edition of this publication which contains texts relating to inspection and certification schemes in the worldwide trade in food and foodstuffs, adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission up to 2004.

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    American Journal of Pharmacy and the Sciences Supporting Public Health
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : UCAL:B2962011
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  • Genre : Pharmacy
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    The Archimedes Codex
  • Author : Reviel Netz,William Noel
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780786745388
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : History
  • At a Christie's auction in October 1998, a battered medieval manuscript sold for two million dollars to an anonymous bidder, who then turned it over to the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore for further study. The manuscript was a palimpsest-a book made from an earlier codex whose script had been scraped off and the pages used again. Behind the script of the thirteenth-century monk's prayer book, the palimpsest revealed the faint writing of a much older, tenth-century manuscript. Part archaeological detective story, part science, and part history, The Archimedes Codex tells the extraordinary story of this lost manuscript, from its tenth-century creation in Constantinople to the auction block at Christie's, and how a team of scholars used the latest imaging technology to reveal and decipher the original text. What they found was the earliest surviving manuscript by Archimedes (287 b.c.-212 b.c.), the greatest mathematician of antiquity-a manuscript that revealed, for the first time, the full range of his mathematical genius, which was two thousand years ahead of modern science.