Eyes Like Those

Author: Melissa Brayden

Publisher: Seven Shores Romance

ISBN: 9781635550122

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Isabel Chase and Taylor Andrews struggle between love and ambition from the writers' room on one of Hollywood's hottest TV shows.
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THE MELANIN TRAIL - A Poetry Collection

Author: MAGDALENE MAY FAULKNER

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291663878

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

View: 3995

In 'The Melanin Trail' the poetry of Magdalene May Faulkner reflects on the life of the British-born child from the Caribbean diaspora of the 1950s and 60s. Through her work the poet details the struggle for a truth around identity, belonging and purpose for this generation, as it still yearns to become assimilated. For many the desire remains to simply be 'one of the many' British inhabitants of society, with open opportunities. Faulkner, who was born in London in the early sixties, alternates between cynically comedic and philosophical voices of separation, disappointment and aspiration, in a collection of work that is at times disturbing, at times touching and often vulnerable.
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Similes Dictionary

Author: Elyse Sommer

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578594693

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 660

View: 2148

Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture—it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—the Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be "as tedious as a twice-told tale" or "dry as the Congressional Record." Choose from elegant turns of phrases “as useful as a Swiss army knife” and “varied as expressions of the human face”. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the vivid comparisons found in this collection will inspire anyone.
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Delphi Collected Sanskrit Epics (Illustrated)

Author: Valmiki,Vyasa

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 178656128X

Category: Poetry

Page: 8348

View: 8241

Explore Sanskrit literature, the classical language of India, representing a rich cultural tradition from the time of the Vedas in the second millennium BC until Late Antiquity. The leading works of Indian epic poetry are the ‘Ramayana’ and the ‘Mahabharata’, as well as The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature and Sangam literature. These texts are among some of the oldest surviving epic poems ever written. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents a comprehensive range of Sanskrit epics, including the complete ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’, with illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to the leading works of Sanskrit epic poetry * Concise introduction to the epic poems * Complete ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’, with scholarly footnotes * Excellent formatting of the poems * Rare other Sanskrit epics appearing for the first time in digital publishing - explore the rich heritage of Sanskrit literature * Easily locate the sections you want to read * Features a biography on the leading poet Kalidasa * Bonus text of Arthur Anthony Macdonell’s ‘A History of Sanskrit Literature’ * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see our wide range of poet titles CONTENTS: The Hindu Itihasa Ramayana by Valmiki (Translated by Ralph Thomas Hotchkin) Mahabharata by Vyasa (Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli) Other Sanskrit Epics Buddhacharita by Asvaghosa (Translated by E. B. Cowell) Saundarananda by Asvaghosa (Translated by E. H. Johnston) Selections from ‘Raghuvamsha’ by Kalidasa (Translated by Arthur W. Ryder) Selections from ‘Kumarasambhava’ by Kalidasa (Translated by Arthur W. Ryder) Shishupala Vadha by Magha (Cantos I-IV) (Translated by M. S. Bhandare) Kiratarjuniya by Bharavi (Translated by Romesh Chunder Dutt) Bhattikavya by Bhatti (Canto I) (Anonymous translation 1867) The Biographies A History of Sanskrit Literature by Arthur Anthony Macdonell Kalidasa: His Life and Writings by Arthur W. Ryder Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of poetry titles or buy the entire Delphi Poets Series as a Super Set
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The Lancet

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

View: 9812

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Untiefen

Thriller

Author: Sheena Kamal

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843716552

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4610

Nora Watts ist die perfekte Jägerin - als ehemaliges Mitglied der Canadian Forces hat sie ein untrügliches Gespür für Lügen. Sie ist die beste Privatdetektivin Kanadas. Doch ihr Leben ist hart, immer wieder verfällt sie dem Alkohol. Sie vertraut niemandem, lebt heimlich in einer Abstellkammer unter dem Detektivbüro in Vancouver und spricht nur mit ihrer Hündin Whisper. Bis ein Paar sie um ihre Hilfe bittet. Ihre Tochter Bonnie ist verschwunden. Nora stellt entsetzt fest, dass es sich um ihre eigene, vor fünfzehn Jahren zur Adoption freigegebene Tochter handelt. Nur wenn sie sich jetzt zum ersten Mal wieder den Menschen öffnet, kann sie sie retten. Aber Bonnies Entführer sind auch hinter ihr her, und bald wird die Jägerin zur Gejagten ... »Extrem spannend, mit ganz eigener Stimme, psychologischer Tiefe und herzzerreißend lebensnahen Figuren. Untiefen bleibt im Gedächtnis, noch lange nachdem man die letzte Seite gelesen hat. Vielleicht für immer.« Jeffery Deaver »Eine mutige, unbeirrbare Heldin und eine mutige, unbeirrbare Schreibweise ergänzen sich zu einem außergewöhnlichen Debüt – höchst empfehlenswert.« Lee Child
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Subterranean Rodents

News from Underground

Author: Sabine Begall,Hynek Burda,Cristian Eric Schleich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540692762

Category: Science

Page: 398

View: 9669

Subterranean Rodents presents achievements from recent years of research on these rodents, divided into five sections: ecophysiology; sensory ecology; life histories, behavioural ecology and demography; environmental and economical impact; molecular ecology and evolution. It is a must for all researchers working in this field and will be of interest to zoologists, physiologists, morphologists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists.
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Monsters

A play about the killing of James Bulger.

Author: Niklas Rådström,Gabriella Berggren

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436274

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 4089

‘None of this should ever have happened. Somebody should have given us a different life.’ Two ten year olds are brought in for questioning. A third boy has gone missing. The investigator is gentle. The boys begin to talk. 1993. A play about the killing of James Bulger. Stripped to the bone, faithful to the facts. Unflinching.
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What Technology Wants

Author: Kevin Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101444467

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 3598

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping vision oftechnology as a living force that can expand our individual potential This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover "what it wants." He uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where technology is headed. This new theory of technology offers three practical lessons: By listening to what technology wants we can better prepare ourselves and our children for the inevitable technologies to come. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. And by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts. Written in intelligent and accessible language, this is a fascinating, innovative, and optimistic look at how humanity and technology join to produce increasing opportunities in the world and how technology can give our lives greater meaning. From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Visible and Invisible Realms

Power, Magic, and Colonial Conquest in Bali

Author: Margaret J. Wiener

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226885827

Category: History

Page: 445

View: 6247

In 1908, the ruler of the Balinese realm of Klungkung and more than 100 members of his family and court were massacred when they marched deliberately into the fire of the Dutch colonial army. The question of what their action meant and its continued significance in contemporary Klungkung forms the basis of Margaret Wiener's complex anthropolological history. Wiener challenges colonial and academic claims that Klungkung had no "real" power and argues that such claims enabled colonial domination. By focusing on Balinese discourses she makes clear the choices open to Balinese, both at the time of the Dutch conquest and in its narration. At the same time, she shows how these discourses, which revolve around magical weapons acquired from invisible agents such as gods, spirits, and ancestors, offer an alternative understanding of Klungkung's power. Moving between Balinese and Dutch narratives and between past and present, Wiener critiques colonial accounts by recounting Balinese memories and interpretations. Her attention to history and local situations illuminates the ways in which colonialism and orientalist scholarship have obscured the power of indigenous rulers and shows how Klungkung, once Bali's paramount realm, was relegated to a peripheral corner of the Indonesian nation-state. Both as a fascinating story and as a rich example of interdisciplinary scholarship, this book will interest students of colonialism, anthropology, history, religion, and Southeast Asia.
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Zoonomia; Or, The Laws of Organic Life

In Three Parts : Complete in Two Volumes

Author: Erasmus Darwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Evolution

Page: N.A

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The Sandal Trees and Other Stories

Author: Kamala Das

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125002635

Category:

Page: 141

View: 4069

This Is The First Collection Of Translations In English Of Stories Originally Written In Malayalam By Kamala Das Under The Pen Name Madhavi Kutty. They Amply Demonstrate Kamala Das S Special Contribution To The Short Story In Malayalam. All The Major Attributes Of Her Writing Are Evident: Her Subtlety And Power In Dealing With Human Relationships And Intrigues Of Love, Life And Death And Her Earthiness, Sensuousness And Sensuality.
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Sources of Tibetan Tradition

Author: Kurtis R. Schaeffer,Matthew T. Kapstein,Gray Tuttle

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509782

Category: History

Page: 856

View: 2483

The most comprehensive collection of Tibetan works in a Western language, this volume illuminates the complex historical, intellectual, and social development of Tibetan civilization from its earliest beginnings to the modern period. Including more than 180 representative writings, Sources of Tibetan Tradition spans Tibet's vast geography and long history, presenting for the first time a diversity of works by religious and political leaders; scholastic philosophers and contemplative hermits; monks and nuns; poets and artists; and aristocrats and commoners. The selected readings reflect the profound role of Buddhist sources in shaping Tibetan culture while illustrating other major areas of knowledge. Thematically varied, they address history and historiography; political and social theory; law; medicine; divination; rhetoric; aesthetic theory; narrative; travel and geography; folksong; and philosophical and religious learning, all in relation to the unique trajectories of Tibetan civil and scholarly discourse. The editors begin each chapter with a survey of broader social and cultural contexts and introduce each translated text with a concise explanation. Concluding with writings that extend into the early twentieth century, this volume offers an expansive encounter with Tibet's exceptional intellectual heritage.
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A Voice from the River

A Novel

Author: Dan Gerber

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 0870139193

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 6369

This novel is one of Dan Gerber's triumphs. From the author of American Atlas, Out of Control, and Grass Fires, Gerber's A Voice From the River followed Grass Fires to prominence on national bestseller lists. This novel once again affirms the Gerber's solid reputation for writing about the confrontation of the Spirit World and what some consider to be the Last of Days.
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FOR THE AMAZON NATION

Author: Paulina Sánchez and Isabel Forga

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595844553

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6480

Thalassa, the young and brave princess of the tribe of Lemnos, sees her civilization's future threatened and her world completely shaken by the arrival in her island of Elephthera, an audacious Amazon from Aretias, who seeks help for her tribe and the whole nation of warrior women after a ravaging attack of Sarmatian nomads. With the aid of their fellow sisters, they will embark on a thrilling mythological journey to save their own lives and their entire race. It will take them from Greek waters to Fezzan in the heart of the Sahara desert, and back to Aretias to face a final decisive battle that will define the course of their culture's fate. Theirs will not only be a physical, but also a spiritual quest, through which Thalassa's dark secret, hidden in her mysterious eyes, will be revealed, and an unbreakable bond will be created between these two courageous women.
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