Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten

Author: Becky Chambers

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104037108

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Willkommen an Bord der Wayfarer! Becky Chambers hat mit ›Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten‹ eine zutiefst optimistische Space Opera geschrieben, die uns den Glauben an die Science Fiction (im Besonderen) und an die Menschheit (im Allgemeinen) zurückgibt. Als die junge Marsianerin Rosemary Harper auf der Wayfarer anheuert, wird sie von äußerst gemischten Gefühlen heimgesucht – der ramponierte Raumkreuzer hat schon bessere Zeiten gesehen, und der Job scheint reine Routine: Wurmlöcher durchs Weltall zu bohren, um Verbindungswege zwischen weit entfernten Galaxien anzulegen, ist auf den ersten Blick alles andere als glamourös. Die Crewmitglieder, mit denen sie nun auf engstem Raum zusammenlebt, gehören den unterschiedlichsten galaktischen Spezies an. Da gibt es die Pilotin Sissix, ein freundliches und polyamoröses reptilienähnliches Wesen, den Mechaniker Jenks, der in die KI des Raumschiffs verliebt ist, und den weisen und gütigen Dr. Chef, der einer aussterbenden Spezies angehört. Doch dann nimmt Kapitän Ashby den ebenso profitablen wie riskanten Auftrag an, einen Raumtunnel zu einem weit entfernten Planeten anzulegen, auf dem die kriegerische Rasse der Toremi lebt. Für Rosemary verwandelt sich die Flucht vor der eigenen Vergangenheit in das größte Abenteuer ihres Lebens. ›Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten‹ wurde für zahlreiche Preise nominiert, u.a. für den Kitschies Award, den Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction und den Arthur C. Clarke Award.

PC World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: IBM Personal Computer

Page: N.A

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Animation: A World History

Volume III: Contemporary Times

Author: Giannalberto Bendazzi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317519884

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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A continuation of 1994’s groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi’s Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just Disney, offering readers glimpses into the animation of Russia, Africa, Latin America, and other often-neglected areas and introducing over fifty previously undiscovered artists. Full of first-hand, never before investigated, and elsewhere unavailable information, Animation: A World History encompasses the history of animation production on every continent over the span of three centuries. Volume III catches you up to speed on the state of animation from 1991 to present. Although characterized by such trends as economic globalization, the expansion of television series, emerging markets in countries like China and India, and the consolidation of elitist auteur animation, the story of contemporary animation is still open to interpretation. With an abundance of first-hand research and topics ranging from Nickelodeon and Pixar to modern Estonian animation, this book is the most complete record of modern animation on the market and is essential reading for all serious students of animation history.

Fashion Show, or, The Adventures of Bingo Marsh

A Novel

Author: James Brady

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316086207

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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In this sparkling comic novel by one of the most "inside" of fashion insiders, journalist John Sharkey recounts his career under that legendary tyrant of the fashion press Bingo Marsh. Heady as champagne, arch and funny as the best dinner partner you've ever had, Fashion Show is a completely captivating romp through the elegant wilds of style.

Little Hector and the Big Blue Whale

Author: Ruth Paul

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780143771524

Category:

Page: 24

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A gorgeous new picture book for young children to find out all about the tiny and endangered Hector's dolphin. Introducing . . . Little Hector! A small but daring dolphin, Little Hector swims out into the deep blue ocean. He meets many dangers - and an unlikely friend - and proves you are never too small to have BIG adventures. Children will love meeting Little Hector and his friends, and will also learn how we can help to look after our precious marine environment and its inhabitants.

Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730966111

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 362

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Huck, der Freund von Tom Sawyer, erlebt einige wahnsinnige Abenteuer. Wir lesen von Sklaverei undRassimus. Aber in erster Linie lesen wir von den Abenteuern eines richtigen Lausbuben.

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

Author: Selma Lagerloef

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776533275

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 493

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Younger readers who enjoy fantasy tales like the Harry Potter series will love Selma Lagerloef's timeless classic The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. One day while his parents are out, Nils encounters a magical being who shrinks him to a fraction of his former size. Nils then sets off on a cross-country adventure, hitching a ride on a goose and learning about the wonders of nature in the process.

Tomorrow

Adventures in an Uncertain World

Author: Bradley Trevor Greive

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740738402

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 120

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Bradley Trevor Greive's (BTG) 'Tomorrow', extends his remarkable reputation for creating profound books from life's most basic and enduring questions. 'Tomorrow' reflects on staying sane in a world of change, conflict, confusion, and seeming madness. More than dealing with change, though, 'Tomorrow' advises readers on how to maintain their footing and optimism even when the very ground seems to shift beneath their soles. 'Tomorrow' will be here before you know it. 'Tomorrow' is the perfect gift book for our time.

The Encyclopedia of British Film

Fourth edition

Author: Brian McFarlane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526111977

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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With well over 6,300 articles, including over 500 new entries, this fourth edition of The Encyclopedia of British Film is a fully updated invaluable reference guide to the British film industry. It is the most authoritative volume yet, stretching from the inception of the industry to the present day, with detailed listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century or so of great British cinema. Brian McFarlane's meticulously researched guide is the definitive companion for anyone interested in the world of film. Previous editions have sold many thousands of copies and this fourth edition will be an essential work of reference for enthusiasts interested in the history of British cinema, and for universities and libraries.

Kleine freie Männer

Ein Märchen von der Scheibenwelt

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641099889

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Manchmal sind sich Welten so nahe, dass sie sich berühren, und wenn das geschieht, nutzt die böse Feenkönigin die Gelegenheit, Dinge zu stehlen und Kinder von der Scheibenwelt zu entführen. Als der kleine Willwoll in ihre Fänge gerät, bricht seine Schwester, die Nachwuchshexe Tiffany, mit ihren kampfeslustigen, winzigen, blauhäutigen, tätowierten, rothaarigen Begleitern zu einer Reise ins Feenland auf. Doch das Reich der Märchen ist voller Gefahren, und die Rettung des Bruders so gut wie ausgeschlossen ...

A Boy's Town

Author: William Dean Howells

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1633554988

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

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William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur in the paint business. His social views were also strongly reflected in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888) and A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890). While known primarily as a novelist, his short story "Editha" (1905) - included in the collection Between the Dark and the Daylight (1907) - appears in many anthologies of American literature. Howells also wrote plays, criticism, and essays about contemporary literary figures such as Ibsen, Zola, Verga, and, especially, Tolstoy, which helped establish their reputations in the United States. He also wrote critically in support of many American writers. It is perhaps in this role that he had his greatest influence.

Blaggers

Adventures Inside the Sun-Kissed but Murky World of Holiday Timeshare

Author: Barry Ley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780577834

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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In 1988 a fresh-faced 18-year-old, Barry Ley, made his first tentative foray into the cut-throat world of timeshare sales. This book chronicles his adventures around the world, from side-splitting anecdotes of sales tactics to hair-raising tales of extortion and organised crime. It follows Barry's story from his first days as a rep in 1988 to his time in Mexico, detailing all his adventures, relationships and losses along the way. Ninety per cent of those who enter the timeshare business give it up within a fortnight, such are the pressures they face. But for those who stick it out the rewards can be sky high: the chance to earn big money, and have a bloody good time doing it. Blaggers is an insider's exposé of timeshare salesmen - the people we all love to hate - as they fast-talk and freewheel their way around one of the most ruthless marketplaces on earth.

Lonely Planet Reiseführer Island

Author: Brandon Presser,Carolyn Bain,Fran Parnell

Publisher: Mair Dumont DE

ISBN: 3829785658

Category: Travel

Page: 404

View: 9391

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Mit dem Lonely Planet Island auf eigene Faust durch das Land der Gletscher und Geysire! Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf mehr als 400 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit einer Tour an die einsamen Westfjorde? Oder lieber den Spuren der Wikinger folgen? Nicht nur das Saga Museum weis von der Entdeckung und Besiedelung Island durch das raue Volk zu berichten. Wer es lieber gemütlich mag, entspannt in der Blauen Lagune oder in einem der vielen Bäder. Für jeden größeren Ort gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, ein Farbkapitel mit 20 Top-Erlebnissen, Reiserouten, ein farbiges Themen- Kapitel Outdooraktivitäten, Hintergrundthemen wie Festivals & Events und Natur & Umwelt sowie Glossar und - damit Sie gut durchs Land kommen - einen Sprachführer. E-Book Feature: - Zoombare Karten und Grafiken (offline verfügbar) - Google Maps-Verlinkungen - Weblinks führen direkt zu den Websites der Tipps - Praktische Volltextsuche - einfach Suchbegriff eingeben - Persönlichen Reiseplan erstellen - durch setzen von Lesezeichen und persönlichen Notizen - Kein zusätzliches Gewicht im Reisegepäck Das E-Book basiert auf: 4. deutsche Auflage 2015, übersetzt von Iceland, 9th edition, Mai 2015 Lonely Planet Publications Pty Mehr Informationen zu Lonely Planet Reiseführern unter: www.lonelyplanet.de Bitte beachten Sie: Nicht alle Lesegeräte unterstützen sämtliche der praktischen Zusatzfunktionen gleichermaßen (z.B. Internetlinks, Zoombarkeit von Karten). Auch können je nach Reader Ladezeiten variieren. Wir bitten Sie, dies vor dem Kauf zu berücksichtigen.

The American Bookseller

A Semi-monthly Journal Devoted to the Interests of the Book, Stationery, News, and Music Trades

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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The Seven Year-Old Pilot

Author: Steven Archille

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 0985331607

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 660

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Flying has been my dream since before I can remember... literally. My Aunt Odette tells me that when I was three years old, she took me with her to the Port-au-Prince International Airport to pick someone up, and when I saw an airliner up close for the first time, I excitedly yelled out, "I want to drive that!" I don't recall that event, but it serves as evidence that my fascination with flying began at a remarkably young age. My first memory of wanting to fly came a few years later at the age of seven. I was on my very first flight, from Port-au-Prince to New York City, where I was going to start a new life in a new country. I remember looking at all the people boarding the airplane and wondering how that "big silver bird" was going to get us into the air (that silver bird was an American Airlines Boeing 727). To this day, the whole experience is vivid in my mind: being greeted with a smile by the captain at the aircraft entry door, the funny feeling in my stomach as the plane accelerated down the runway, leaping into the air, and my utter disbelief that we didn't drop out of the sky! I was mesmerized by it all, and by the time the plane came to a stop at our gate, my dream had been born... I wanted to become an airline pilot. I have been blessed to be living that dream since 1999. It's a dream from which I hope never to awaken. This is the story of the lifelong journey I have taken in realizing that dream. I invite you to come along with me as we go from my birth in Haiti to the present day, as I live my dream every day. You will come with me as I move to America at the age of seven, a country I knew nothing about and whose language I didn't speak, a land that would truly prove to be "the land of opportunity." You will feel my sense of wonder and bewilderment growing up in New York City, trying to understand my new world. You will face my struggles to fit in with the kids in the housing project where my family lived for a decade as Mom and Dad saved money to buy a house. You will meet my parents, who encouraged my dream of flying, and my fifth grade teacher who helped me to see that it was possible not only to dream it, but also to achieve it. It's a story of potential fulfilled, and my family's sacrifices to get me through college and flight school. You will fly with me from my first lesson to my first airline job as a copilot, to the day I earned my four-stripes and first heard someone call me "Captain." You will sit with me in the captain's seat as I fly an airline jet over Haiti for the first time, looking down from thirty-eight thousand feet onto the land of my birth where my dream had been born. You will soar with me over the majestic Amazon jungle in Brazil, over the desert-flanked Nile River in Egypt, and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. You will fly with me through New York City blizzards, Indian monsoons, and Arabian sandstorms. You will travel with me on adventures to Europe, South America, the Middle East, South Asia, the Caribbean, and other parts of the world I used to dream of going to as a child; places that have affected me profoundly and where I left a little part of myself. I have seen all these things through the eyes of the seven year-old boy from Haiti that I was and in many ways, still am; the little boy who had a sense of just how incredible the world and life are, who dreamt of a life of worldwide adventure, and was blessed to have his dream come true. That is the reason for the title of this book, "The Seven Year-Old Pilot," because even after years of flying around the world, in many ways, I still feel like that little boy, and I always try to approach my travels and my life with his sense of gratitude, amazement, and awe. I truly believe that every one of us has life experiences and lessons worth sharing that can inspire, enlighten, teach, and benefit others because we have all liv