[Free eBook] Midnight at the Well of Souls by Jack L. Chalker [Science Fiction]

Midnight at the Well of Souls by the late Jack L. Chalker is the 1st in his The Saga of the Well World series of parallel world travel science fiction novels, free courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This was originally published by Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint in 1977 and involves the legacy of a mysterious vanished race whose computers controlled access to parallel worlds, into which a spaceship captain and several others become trapped. A tie-in promotional discount for the rest of the series, as well as other Chalker books, is also being offered.

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[Free eBook] The Thousand Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937 [Natural Disaster History]

The Thousand Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937 by David Welky, an associate professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, is his account of the Ohio River flood of 1937, free courtesy of the University of Chicago Press.

This covers the story of what happened and how it affected the locals and the mobilization of subsequent nationwide disaster relief efforts, as well as the seeds to the build-up of the disaster, involving repeatedly ignored danger signs and political inertia.

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[Free eBook] Making and Breaking the Gods: Christian Responses to Pagan Sculpture in Late Antiquity [Classical Art History & Archaeology & Religion]

Making and Breaking the Gods: Christian Responses to Pagan Sculpture in Late Antiquity by Troels Myrup Kristensen, an associate professor of classical archaeology @ Aarhus University, is #12 in the Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity, free courtesy of Aarhus Universitetsforlaget.

This is an extensively-illustrated art & religious sociocultural history focusing on how early Christians viewed and altered pagan religious artwork, sometimes destructively, sometimes not, mainly covering Egypt, Rome, and the Near East. Line drawings and photographs of the affected artworks are incorporated throughout.

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[Free eBook] Kunst og religion fra: Byzans til Per Kirkeby [Danish Language Art History]

Kunst & religion: fra Byzans til Per Kirkeby (Art & Religion: From Byzantium to Per Kirkeby) by Hans Jørgen Frederiksen, an associate professor of art history @ Aarhus University, is #12 in the Acta Jutlandica series of academic press titles, free courtesy of Aarhus Universitetsforlaget.

This is an extensively-illustrated Danish-language art history title covering religious art mostly from early Byzantine depictions through Renaissance times, with some chapters on more modern eras, including that of the subtitular Per Kirkeby, an internationally acclaimed contemporary Danish artist.

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