A brazen band of robbers raids the New York Metropolitan Museum. Their target? The Prince's Emblazoned, an elaborate suit of armor rumored to be of surpassing occult significance. To ensure their escape, the thieves release an unprecedented weapon: a mist that turns men to stone. The Challenger Foundation, a team of dysfunctional and unorthodox superheroes, is called in to help. Led by the 900-year-old alchemist called the Promethean, the team must unravel the mystery of the fossilization solution and confront the architect of the plot, a deadly supernatural enemy thought dead for more than a century. Copper Knights and Granite Men is a witty and suspenseful superhero adventure that draws from the King in Yellow mythos and taps the secret occult history of North America. This first entry in the Challenger Confidential series contains the 66 page novelette, plus interior illustrations and a 33 page appendix exploring the Ascension Epoch universe.
James De Mille was a 19th century Canadian author known for his wit and humor. Before becoming a professor De Mile traveled extensively in Italy, which became the scene for many of his books. De Mille's popular fiction included thrillers, such as The Cryptogram, comic novels of adventure, such as The Dodge Club; or, Italy in 1859, and historical romances, such as A Tale of Rome in the First Century. His series Brethren of the White Cross was the first series for young readers published in Canada. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder published in 1888 is a story set in a future time when humanity becomes a conformist society with no inspiration to develop creative ideas.
Authored by many of the world's leading experts onÂ high-TcÂ superconductivity, this volume presents a panorama of ongoing research in the field, as well as insights into related multifunctional materials. The contributions cover many different and complementary aspects of the physics and materials challenges, with an emphasis on superconducting materials that have emerged since the discovery of the cuprate superconductors, for exampleÂ pnictides, MgB2, H2S and other hydrides. Special attention is also paid to interface superconductivity. In addition to superconductors, the volume also addresses materials related to polar and multifunctional ground states, another class of materials that owes its discovery to Prof. Muller's ground-breaking research on SrTiO3.
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