Pyg

The Memoirs of Toby, the Learned Pig

Author: Russell Potter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101587393

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A heartwarming debut introduces readers to the adventures of its overachieving porcine narrator Blending the sophisticated satire of Jonathan Swift with the charming exuberance of a Pixar film, Pyg tells the story of Toby, a truly exceptional pig who lived in late eighteenth-century England. After winning the blue ribbon at the Salford Livestock Fair and escaping the butcher's knife, Toby tours the country, wowing circus audiences with his abilities to count, spell, and even read the minds of ladies (but only with their permission, of course). He goes on to study at Oxford and Edinburgh—encountering such luminaries as Samuel Johnson, Robert Burns, and William Blake—before finally writing his own life story. Quirky, beguiling, and endlessly entertaining, this memoir of a "remarkable sapient pig" is a sharp and witty delight.

The Progressive Speaker

Containing the Best Readings and Recitations for All Occasions from the Most Celebrated Authors ... Programmes for Special Occasions, Together with a Treatise on Elocution ... How to Organize and Conduct Literary Societies ... Embellished with More Than 100 Superb Illustrations

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Elocution

Page: 464

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A Victorian Anthology, 1837-1895

Selections Illustrating the Editor's Critical Review of British Poetry in the Reign of Victoria

Author: Edmund Clarence Stedman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English poetry

Page: N.A

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The Lovely Galatea

Mythologic Comic Opera

Author: Franz von Suppé

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Galatea, sea nymph (Greek deity)

Page: 91

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Excelsior Writer and Speaker

Being a Standard Work on Composition and Oratory ... Together with a Peerless Collection of Readings and Recitations, Including Programmes for Special Occasions from Authors of World-wide Renown ...

Author: Henry Davenport Northrop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Elocution

Page: 448

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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

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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).

Handbook of Microbiological Media, Third Edition

Author: Ronald M. Atlas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849318184

Category: Science

Page: 2056

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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.

International Video Graphic Design

Author: Jack M. Beebe

Publisher: Pbc International

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 187

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A visual reference that showcases leading examples of outstanding, unique and memorable video graphics including openings and closings, logos, presentation, experiments, institutional and theatrical. The book offers a global spotlight on today's video graphics.

Material Parameter Identification and Inverse Problems in Soft Tissue Biomechanics

Author: Stéphane Avril,Sam Evans

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319450719

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

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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.

365 Devotions for a Thankful Heart

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310089654

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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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.

Puck

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American wit and humor

Page: N.A

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Gems of Literature

Including Choice Selectionst for Readings, Recitations, Declamations, Orations, Etc. ... ; Together with Rules and Exercises for Physical Culture and Elocution ... ; Including Selections for the Little Folks ...

Author: Josephine W. Stratton,Jeannette M. Stratton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Elocution

Page: 464

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