Author: Russell Potter

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857862480

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7666

After escaping the butcher’s knife with the help of his steadfast companion Sam, Toby soon finds himself under the order of the volatile impresario Silas Bisset and his travelling menagerie of performing monkeys, horses, turkeys and canaries. Before too long, he is packing out theatres and concert halls, impressing the crowds with his ability to count, spell and even read the minds of ladies. But celebrity comes at a cost, as Toby soon finds out . . .

Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East (Words Without Borders)

Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East

Author: Reza Aslan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393080706

Category: Fiction

Page: 657

View: 7338

A Words Without Borders Anthology “Remarkable . . . a triumph . . . connects us at the level of our humanity, no matter where we may be from.”—Los Angeles Times The countries that stretch along the broad horizons of the Middle East—from Morocco to Iran, from Turkey to Pakistan—boast different cultures, different languages, and different religions. Yet the literary landscape of this dynamic part of the world has been bound together not by borders and nationalities, but by a common experience of Western imperialism. Keenly aware of the collected scars left by a legacy of colonial rule, the acclaimed writer Reza Aslan, with a team of four regional editors and seventy-seven translators, cogently demonstrates with Tablet and Pen how literature can, in fact, be used to form identity and serve as an extraordinary chronicle of the disrupted histories of the region. Acting with Words Without Borders, which fosters international exchange through translation and publication of the world’s finest literature, Aslan has purposefully situated this volume in the twentieth century, beyond the familiar confines of the Ottoman past, believing that the writers who have emerged in the last hundred years have not received their full due. This monumental collection, therefore, of nearly two hundred pieces, including short stories, novels, memoirs, essays and works of drama—many of them presented in English for the first time—features translated works from Arabic, Persian, Urdu, and Turkish. Organized chronologically, the volume spans a century of literature—from the famed Arab poet Khalil Gibran to the Nobel laureates Naguib Mahfouz and Orhan Pamuk, from the great Syrian-Lebanese poet Adonis to the grand dame of Urdu fiction, Ismat Chughtai—connected by the extraordinarily rich tradition of resplendent cultures that have been all too often ignored by the Western canon. By shifting America’s perception of the Middle Eastern world away from religion and politics, Tablet and Pen evokes the splendors of a region through the voices of its writers and poets, whose literature tells an urgent and liberating story. With a wealth of contextual information that places the writing within the historical, political, and cultural breadth of the region, Tablet & Pen is transcendent, a book to be devoured as a single sustained narrative, from the first page to the last. Creating a vital bridge between two estranged cultures, "this is that rare anthology: cohesive, affecting, and informing" (Publishers Weekly).

365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310089654

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 9634

No matter how difficult life seems, you will find more joy when you choose gratitude. Boost your happiness and deepen your walk with God by becoming aware of all you have to appreciate. 365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart is a daily devotional that will inspire you to slow down, recognize God’s gifts, and be grateful for all His blessings. Short daily readings will encourage you to open your heart with gratitude to all the ways God has blessed you. In 365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart, each entry starts with an inspiring Scripture and ends with a short prayer to help focus your heart on thankfulness as you go about your day. Each devotion is the perfect length to fit into even the busiest schedule, but substantial enough to start your day on just the right note. The beautiful design of 365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart makes a stylish addition to your book collection, and you’ll love to have it on display as a reminder to be aware of the simple blessings in life.

Material Parameter Identification and Inverse Problems in Soft Tissue Biomechanics

Author: Stéphane Avril,Sam Evans

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319450719

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 5303

The articles in this book review hybrid experimental-computational methods applied to soft tissues which have been developed by worldwide specialists in the field. People developing computational models of soft tissues and organs will find solutions for calibrating the material parameters of their models; people performing tests on soft tissues will learn what to extract from the data and how to use these data for their models and people worried about the complexity of the biomechanical behavior of soft tissues will find relevant approaches to address this complexity.

Handbook of Microbiological Media, Third Edition

Author: Ronald M. Atlas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849318184

Category: Science

Page: 2056

View: 6314

It also contains formulations and uses of media for isolation, culture, identification, and maintenance of microorganisms. The entries are arranged alphabetically by medium name and include synonyms, sources, and more. This reference contains the most comprehensive compilation of microbiological media available in a single volume. The only resource you need for all media types, it makes finding media for culturing diverse microorganisms quick and simple. With uniform presentations of media formulations and preparations, it presents easy-to-follow directions and “cookbook recipes” for preparing media. You won’t find a more complete or user-friendly microbiology reference anywhere.

Building Art

The Life and Work of Frank Gehry

Author: Paul Goldberger

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307946398

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 6392

From Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger- an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. This first full-fledged critical biography presents and evaluates the work of a man who has almost single-handedly transformed contemporary architecture in his innovative use of materials, design, and form, and who is among the very few architects in history to be both respected by critics as a creative, cutting-edge force and embraced by the general public as a popular figure. Building Artshows the full range of Gehry's work, from early houses constructed of plywood and chain-link fencing to lamps made in the shape of fish to the triumphant success of such late projects as the spectacular art museum of glass in Paris. It tells the story behind Gehry's own house, which upset his neighbors and excited the world with its mix of the traditional and the extraordinary, and recounts how Gehry came to design the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, his remarkable structure of swirling titanium that changed a declining city into a destination spot. Building Art also explains Gehry's sixteen-year quest to complete Walt Disney Concert Hall, the beautiful, acoustically brilliant home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Although Gehry's architecture has been written about widely, the story of his life has never been told in full detail. Here we come to know his Jewish immigrant family, his working-class Toronto childhood, his hours spent playing with blocks on his grandmother's kitchen floor, his move to Los Angeles when he was still a teenager, and how he came, unexpectedly, to end up in architecture school. Most important, Building Artpresents and evaluates Gehry's lifetime of work in conjunction with his entire life story, including his time in the army and at Harvard, his long relationship with his psychiatrist and the impact it had on his work, and his two marriages and four children. It analyzes his carefully crafted persona, in which a casual, amiable oaw, shuckso surface masks a driving and intense ambition. And it explores his relationship to Los Angeles and how its position as home to outsider artists gave him the freedom in his formative years to make the innovations that characterize his genius. Finally, it discusses his interest in using technology not just to change the way a building looks but to change the way the whole profession of architecture is practiced. At once a sweeping view of a great architect and an intimate look at creative genius, Building Artis in many ways the saga of the architectural milieu of the twenty-first century. But most of all it is the compelling story of the man who first comes to mind when we think of the lasting possibilities of buildings as art.a From the Hardcover edition.

Sphecid Wasps of the World

A Generic Revision

Author: Richard M. Bohart,Richard Mitchell Bohart,Arnold S. Menke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520023185

Category: Hymenoptera

Page: 695

View: 5347


A Linguistic History of the Forgotten Islands

A Reconstruction of the Proto-language of the Southern Ryūkyūs

Author: John R. Bentley

Publisher: Global Oriental

ISBN: 9004213260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 3704

Sakishima comprises a group of islands situated between Okinawa and Taiwan, forming a culturally important bridge between Japan and Taiwan. Studies of the languages of the Ryukyuan islands are valuable for an accurate understanding of the linguistic history of Japan as a whole.

Paraguay - Erfolg ohne Industrie?

Wirtschaftsstrukturen und Praxisbeispiele

Author: Kerstin Dr. Teicher

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3735794009

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8301

Nr. 1 im weltweiten Export elektrischer Energie und Biozucker Nr. 2 im Export von Stevia Nr. 4 bzw. 6 beim Export und Produktion von Sojaprodukten Nr. 5 beim Chia-Export, Nr. 6 bei Mais, Nr. 10 bei Weizen- und Nr. 15 bei Reisexport Nr. 8 beim weltweiten Rindfleischexport Hätten Sie es gewusst? - Das alles ist Paraguay – und noch viel mehr. Paraguay ist eines der wenigen Länder mit hohem landwirtschaftlichem Anteil, das auch international durchaus erfolgreich ist. Das Land erhält Entwicklungshilfe, exportiert aber gleich-zeitig auf Weltniveau bei fast fehlender eigener Industrie. Und dies trotz eines schlechten Bildungssystems und unvorstellbarer Korruption! Von außen betrachtet erscheint dies eigentlich unmöglich. Es ist jedoch in sich logisch und funktioniert irgendwie. Viele betriebswirtschaftliche Konzepte funktionieren anders als in Lehrbüchern beschrieben. Anhand statistischer Daten und Praxisbeispielen werden das Land und seine Wirtschaft dem Leser veranschaulicht. Zahlreiche Beispiele zeigen u.a., welche Unternehmen und Konzerne es in Paraguay gibt und welch großen Einfluss diese auf die paraguayische Wirtschaft haben. Wussten Sie zum Beispiel, dass der jetzige Präsident Cartes eine Bank und über 25 weitere Unternehmen besitzt und der größte Tabakproduzent des Landes ist? Oder dass der Gründer der Vierci-Gruppe zu den Top 100 der reichsten Menschen Lateinamerikas gehört? Dieses Buch richtet sich an Entscheidungsträger in Wirtschaft, Politik und Verwaltung ebenso wie an Studierende, potentielle Investoren und Auswanderer. 7 Kapitel, über 80 Abbildungen, Tabellen und konkrete Praxisbeispiele informieren übersichtlich auf 240 Seiten über die wichtigsten Bereiche und Merkmale der paraguayischen Wirtschaft: Aktuelle Gesamtwirtschaftliche Entwicklungen, Infrastruktur, Arbeitsmarkt, Bildungssystem, Landwirtschaft, Industrie, Handel und Dienstleistungen, regionale Wirtschaftsstruktur, aber auch die Problembereiche wie Korruption und Umweltverschmutzung. Ein ausführliches Stichwortverzeichnis sowie ein Überblick über Literatur und Forschungsinstitutionen runden das Buch ab.

Black Rabbit Summer


Author: Kevin Brooks

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423414766

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 576

View: 9560

Flirrend, fesselnd, intensiv Nach dem Ende der Schulzeit trifft sich Petes alte Clique, um ein letztes Mal gemeinsam zu feiern, bevor alle getrennte Wege gehen. Von Anfang an ist klar, dass dieser heiße Sommerabend übel enden wird. Und tatsächlich gibt es am Ende zwei Vermisste: Raymond, Petes ängstlicher Freund, der nie so richtig dazugehörte, und Stella, eine frühere Klassenkameradin. Als wenig später Stellas Leiche nackt im Fluss gefunden wird, fällt der Verdacht auf den abwesenden Raymond. Und auch Pete selbst, der auf eigene Faust ermittelt, gerät ins Visier der Polizei...Auf der Shortlist der Carnegie Medal 2009

Psicologia Novas Direcoes No Dialogo com Outros Campos de Saber


Publisher: Casa do Psicólogo

ISBN: 9788573965360


Page: 466

View: 2437

O material que integra esta publicação deve ser lido e discutido pela comunidade de pesquisadores, psicólogos e estudantes de Psicologia como um insumo importante para pensar suas práticas de produção e uso do conhecimento científico.


Author: Robert D'Artagnan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145358272X

Category: Fiction

Page: 173

View: 1487

RENDEZVOUS by Robert D'Artagnan Lost love, lost reputation... Max O'Fallon, as pilot of the world's first time machine, has a chance at recapturing those along the way towards opening a window on the greatest murder mystery of all time. But when things go wrong, can he find a way to complete the mission...and against all odds, fight his way back to the 21st Century? And what about the X factor? The unexpected twist that lurks in the shadows of the human mind and can change everything?

The Cowboy with the Tiffany Gun

A Novel

Author: Aaron Latham

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416595902

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6703

The cowboy is the American knight, so it would follow that tales of knighthood can provide the inspiration for stories about cowboys and the basis for this grand and dazzlingly innovative epic of the old American West by the celebrated author and screenwriter of Urban Cowboy. Inspired by Sir Percival's great quest for the Holy Grail, Aaron Latham has crafted a classic adventure story set among the tumbleweeds of the American West at the twilight of the nineteenth century. It is first and foremost the coming-of-age story of an innocent -- a fledgling cowboy, that singularly American update on the archetypal knight of old. Featuring characters from Latham's acclaimed Code of the West, The Cowboy with the Tiffany Gun is his most exhilarating performance yet. Our young hero is Percy -- but he prefers his nickname, Pyg, short for Percy York Goodnight. When he learns that the man called Loving has been shot and is near death, Percy and his mother, Revelie, rush away to be by Loving's side in Texas. Long ago, Revelie shared with Loving a bond of great passion. Mother and son arrive to find Loving gravely ill -- and to discover that an heirloom ax has disappeared from the ranch. According to Western lore, this was the very ax that Jimmy Goodnight, Percy's presumed father, once pulled out of an anvil. The ax was stolen from the cemetery, where it had been imbedded in Goodnight's tombstone. The stone is gone, too. Latham's historically authentic narrative takes off on a rousing gallop here as Pyg vows to find the ax and must face trials and calamities of a Biblical scale -- flood, fire, gunfights, and the devastating pestilence that changed the course of frontier history. Of Code of the West, James M. McPherson wrote that "Latham has pulled off the seemingly impossible." With The Cowboy with the Tiffany Gun, he has done it again.