Author: Jamie Ford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833309526

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

View: 1464

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Dark Run


Author: Mike Brooks

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426451565

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1708

Der Einstieg in ein rasantes ›old school‹-Science-Fiction-Abenteuer des britischen Autors Mike Brooks, vollgepackt mit Action und Dialogen voller Wortwitz - ein Muss für Fans von »Expanse« und »Firefly! Eigentlich hat Ichabod Drift, Captain des Raumfrachters Keiko, kein Problem mit Aufträgen, die sich am Rande der Legalität bewegen – oder auch darüber hinausgehen. Mit seiner eingeschworenen Crew aus Schmugglern, Glücksrittern und Abenteurern hat er schon so manchen Coup gelandet. Dass sein neuer Auftraggeber ihn erpresst, schmeckt Ichabod allerdings gar nicht. Und dass er nicht das Geringste über die Ladung wissen darf, die er auf die Erde schmuggeln soll, riecht nach Ärger. Wie groß die Gefahr allerdings nicht nur für das Schiff, sondern für den ganzen blauen Planeten wird, ahnt allerdings noch niemand auf der Keiko ... ... »Fans von abgefahrenen Weltraum-Abenteuern werden dieses Buch lieben!« Publishers Weekly
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Keiko & the Crow

Author: Judy Lane,Robert Maughan, Jr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434395294

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Posted in Juvenile Fiction

A Scarf for Keiko

Author: Ann Malaspina

Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing ™

ISBN: 1541548701

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1877

It's 1942. Sam's class is knitting socks for soldiers and Sam is a terrible knitter. Keiko is a good knitter, but some kids at school don't want anything to do with her because the Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor and her family is Japanese American. When Keiko's family is forced to move to a camp for Japanese Americans, can Sam find a way to demonstrate his friendship?
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Keiko the Koala

Author: Jill Storti

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456731106


Page: 24

View: 7419

Everyone shares one thing in common. We are all different from each other and it is our diversity, which makes each person unique. "Keiko the Koala" is so much more than a book. It's a powerful tool for parents to teach their children how to build strong relationships and self esteem. Young children will cherish Keiko in their formative years because he is comforting and entertaining. This exciting story is immediately rewarding to children, as they hear about the adventure of a koala bear, who finds himself lost in the forest. As he meets other animals, he quickly learns that he is different from other bears. You feel the anticipation as Keiko searches for a way out of the forest. While on his journey, he meets a young boy named Cody and they become friends. Cody is sad because he is different from other kids. Keiko teaches him that being different is what makes us special
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Keiko's Ikebana

A Contemporary Approach to the Traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

Author: Keiko Kubo

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462906001

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 2385

Keiko's unique approach to ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, combines traditional techniques with modern tastes. Her influences—which range from sculpture to today's Western floral design—come together to create one-of-a-kind arrangements that are authentic and eye-catching, simple and graceful, and possible for anyone to achieve. This book presents step-by-step instructions for creating 20 stunning ikebana arrangements in a range of sizes and styles. Each of the flower arrangements can be completed in just three simple steps and uses easy-to-find floral materials and containers. The book also includes an introduction to the history of ikebana as it relates to Japan and Japanese culture, as well as a guide to the basic rules of ikebana design and floral techniques. Suggestions for finding and choosing materials and supplies make it easy to to learn how to arrange flowers and gain a hands-on appreciation of the art of Japanese flower arranging.
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Keiko the Fairy, the Kujiki

Author: Lane Rockford Orsak

Publisher: Lane Orsak

ISBN: 0557472067


Page: 192

View: 7529

Keiko the Fairy is a great adventure of the heart and a coming-of-age story set in contemporary Japan. The star characters are a 16 year-old half-Japanese girl named "Red" who attends the American School in Tokyo and a 17 year-old American Naval Intelligence seaman named Nick. Our young heroes are introduced by an unexpected source, a boisterous 1,400 year-old Japanese Bamboo Wood Fairy named Keiko. Keiko tries to help her young friends navigate through the dramatic events that are impacting their lives by drawing from her long and rich historical and philosophical past. She conveys her influence by using her own unique methods of storytelling and personal powers like fairy dream vision: which allows the recipient to see the events of the past and feel the emotions of the character in view. Ultimately, she gives her friends tools they will need to help them find inner peace and happiness in their often difficult and dangerous world.
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Keiko the Fairy: Yonaguni

Author: Lane Rockford Orsak


ISBN: 1105182487


Page: 218

View: 5122

The third book in the Keiko series brings major changes for both Nick and Red, as they move to Tokyo. Nick enters Tokyo University on a scholarship awarded by the Empress of Japan to study marine archeology. He meets an enchanting 85-year-old woman that teaches him many things about life and love. He is immediately sent on a research boat to explore the "Great Garbage Patch" in the Pacific Ocean and an underwater monument, at Yonaguni, thought to be from an ancient culture, thousands of years old. Red, although finding her own empowerment, enters a path of trouble. Her parents send her to visit family in the United States. After more trouble, she unexpectedly meets an Apache medicine woman who brings about profound personal healing and transformation for Red-not to mention, a powerful realization: Japan's historic connection to the Native American people.
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Keiko the Fairy, the Silk Road

Author: Lane Rockford Orsak


ISBN: 1257754882


Page: 198

View: 5885

The Silk Road, the second book of the Keiko series, is filled with twists and unexpected turns as Red tries to avoid the mob in Tokyo, and the U.S. Navy sends Nick on special assignment. Red is invited to the Imperial Palace where Empress Meiko extends her hand in friendship and gives Red important information about her mother's true identity. Nick is sent to China for its 60th Naval Anniversary celebration, and secretly attempts a dangerous mission to retrieve Red's mother and the Crown of India, with help from a very unexpected ally. Red and Nick learn about the ancient trade routes from China to the Middle East, called the Silk Road, and how powerful philosophical ideas accompanied the precious riches traded. In the face of extraordinary challenges, Keiko continues to share her love and wisdom with the young couple, as they begin to realize they care for one another deeply.
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Why is Keiko Sick?

A Conversation with Your Child about Why Bad Things Happen

Author: Ingrid Beyer,Stacia McKeever

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614581037

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8864

Why do people get sick? Why do people have to die? These questions are hard to answer in any case, but when they come from a child, the task is doubly difficult. Many parents struggle with answering these questions in a satisfying and biblically sound way. Why is Keiko Sick? answers these questions and opens the door for further exploration of these and other sensitive issues. Through the story of Emily's friend Keiko, who has been diagnosed with leukemia, children learn how the Fall in the Garden of Eden and man's sin are responsible for sickness and death in the world. Complete with discussion questions to explore the issues further, this age appropriate book is a great way to start a conversation with your child about these important and tough questions.
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Microlocal Analysis and Complex Fourier Analysis

Author: Keiko Fujita,Takahiro Kawai

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812776594

Category: Mathematics

Page: 340

View: 305

This book is a collection of original papers on microlocal analysis, Fourier analysis in the complex domain, generalized functions and related topics. Most of the papers originate from the talks given at the conference OC Prospects of Generalized FunctionsOCO (in November, 2001 at RIMS, Kyoto). Reflecting the fact that the papers, except M Morimoto''s one, are dedicated to Mitsuo Morimoto, the subjects considered in this book are interdisciplinary, just as Morimoto''s works are. The historical backgrounds of the subjects are also discussed in depth in some contributions. Thus, this book should be valuable not only to the specialists in the fields, but also to those who are interested in the history of modern mathematics such as distributions and hyperfunctions."
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Author: Tomasz Gudzowaty,Witold Szabłowski

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag

ISBN: 9783775735216

Category: Photography

Page: 148

View: 753

"Tomasz Gudzowaty (*1971 in Warsaw) is one of today's preeminent photographers in Poland. His medium is film-based black-and-white photography that places a premium on what is disappearing and falling into oblivion, cast aside, outside the mainstream. He focuses on human emotions, passions, and choices, and conveys his message by means of sublime and highly aesthetic yet simple pictures. Keiko is a story about a one-of-a-kind place and about the people who shape it. The artist documented the work and lives of shipbreakers in Chittagong, the second-largest city in Bangladesh, where thirty to forty percent of the seven hundred ocean-going ships taken out of service every year are scrapped. The book reminds us that despite the progress of civilization, work can still be a physical challenge that may provide a livelihood but at the same time robs people of any scope to change the status quo."--Publisher's website.
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From Book to Screen: Modern Japanese Literature in Films

Modern Japanese Literature in Films

Author: Keiko I. McDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315292394

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 9867

Of all the world s cinemas, Japan's is perhaps unique in its closeness to the nation's literature, past and contemporary. The Western world became aware of this when Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon was awarded the Grand Prize at the Venice film festival in 1951 and the Oscar for best foreign film in 1952. More recent examples include Shohei Imamura's Eel, which won the Palm d'Or (Best Picture) at Cannes in 1997.From Book to Screen breaks new ground by exploring important connections between Japan's modern literary tradition and its national cinema. The first part offers an historical and cultural overview of the working relationship that developed between pure literature and film. It deals with three important periods in which filmmakers relied most heavily on literary works for enriching and developing cinematic art. The second part provides detailed analyses of a dozen literary works and their screen adoptions.
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Living-Room Matsunaga-san

Author: Keiko Iwashita

Publisher: Kodansha Comics

ISBN: 1642120200

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 173

View: 673

Forget the familiar: family circumstances wrest high schooler Meeko from an ordinary family life to her uncle's boarding house, where she must learn to live with housework and… rather unusual adult housemates. What's more, the oldest of the bunch, Matsunaga-san, is a little scary… but also always looks out for her! Presenting the first volume of a boarding house love story about falling for an adult!
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Keiko Shokon

Author: Diane Skoss

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1890536016

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 688

Discover “the arts that look upon the profound and clarify life and death.” Keiko Shokon is the third volume in a series that aims to demystify the rare and often misunderstood fighting arts of the Japanese warrior. Do these arts still have relevance in a modern technological world? How are they being preserved? What pitfalls face practitioners struggling to maintain these arts in a culture so foreign to that of their origins? These questions are discussed by a unique group of practitioner/writers in eight provocative essays certain to challenge many cherished and widely held preconceptions. These eight essays include a translation of the eighteenth-century warrior's parable, "The Cat's Eerie Skill;" advice on the dangers and possibilities in training in more than one classical martial art; an interview with the headmaster of Toda-ha Buko-ryu naginatajutsu; hints on learning to observe the classical arts; an overview of the Itto-ryu style of swordsmanship; a discussion of the meaning of the Japanese word soke, or headmaster; at look at innovation in the classical martial arts; and some musings on the professional perspective by a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marines.
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Mills & Boon Comics

Author: Jacqueline Baird,Keiko Okamoto

Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN: 4596241481

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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I lost my memory after a car accident?my memory of the past six months is gone! A gorgeous man who stands in front of me says he’s my husband. More surprisingly, I am pregnant! I didn’t even have a boyfriend before I lost my memory, so how can I be married? My husband treats me gently with love and care, but when he’s in my dreams, he’s a coldhearted man. I can’t stop crying…! What’s that dream all about? Can I indulge myself in this happy life?
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Our Big, Wet World: Keiko's ocean odyssey

Author: Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Publishing Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780022761097

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 8391

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Kimono Design

An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns

Author: Keiko Nitanai

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146291926X

Category: Design

Page: 304

View: 6011

Kimono Design: An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns uses hundreds of photographs and a wealth of information on colors, fabrics and embellishments to paint a portrait of Japanese culture, art and thought. Lavish classical patterns, sweeping scenes, and the many motifs that have been woven, dyed, painted or embroidered into these textiles reveal a reflectiveness, a sense of humor, and an appreciation of exquisite beauty that is uniquely Japanese. Organized according to motifs traditionally associated with each season of the year, Kimono Design interprets the kimono's special language as expressed in depictions of: Flowers and grasses Birds and other animals Symbols of power, luck and prestige Land-and-seascapes scenes from literature, history and daily life scenes of travel and the Japanese concept of other lands and many others… Extensive notes on all the motifs demonstrate how the kimono reflects changing times and a sense of the timeless. Information on jewelry, hairpins and other accessories is scattered throughout to give a fuller sense of the Japanese art of dress. This is a volume that Japanophiles, historians, artists and designers will all cherish.
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Welcome to the Cooking of Kenya

Author: Ann Gardner

Publisher: East African Publishers

ISBN: 9789966469878

Category: Cookery, Kenyan

Page: 234

View: 4660

A glimpse into the kitchens of Kenya's up-country farmers, Mombasa Arab and African traders, fishermen, housewives, business people and Indian merchants living in Kenya's small village shambas and bustling towns, providing a dazzling array of recipes. Contemporary Kenyan history is written through their lives and in their cooking. The cooks which have contributed recipes to this collection have led the way in discovering the ease with which traditional tastes can be linked to new cooking concepts, creating an extraordinary new cuisine, uniquely Kenyan - exotic, simple, healthy and inexpensive.
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Japanese Classical Theater in Films

Author: Keiko I. McDonald

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838635025

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 355

View: 955

Important connections between Japan's classical theater and its national cinema have been largely unexplored in the West. Japanese Classical Theater in Films breaks new ground by charting the influence that the three major dramatic genres - Noh, Kabuki, and Bunraku - have had on filmmaking. The first part provides historical and cultural background for understanding some of the distinctive features of the impact of the classical theater on the growth of film art. It also surveys how classical plays, such as Chushingura, have continued to enrich the cinema repertoire. The second part presents more detailed analyses with a focus on the director's use of formal properties of the classical theater and the director's adaptation of the play for the screen. Fourteen films chosen for close reading include The Iron Crown, Soshun Kochiyama, and Pandemonium - none of which has been substantially studied outside of Japan before. Noh, Kabuki, and Bunraku are the three distinct genres of classical theater that have made Japan's dramatic art unique. The audience steeped in these traditional theatrical forms sees many aspects of stage conventions in Japanese cinema. This intimacy makes the aesthetic/intellectual experience of films more enriching. Japanese Classical Theater in Films aims at heightening such awareness in the West, the awareness of the influence that these three major dramatic genres have had on Japan's cinematic tradition. Using an eclectic critical framework - a solid combination of historical and cultural approaches reinforced with formalist and auteurist perspectives - Keiko I. McDonald undertakes this much needed, ambitious task. Four postwar Japanese films - Kinoshita's The Ballad of Narayama, Kurosawa's The Throne of Blood and Ran, and Kinugasa's An Actor's Revenge - are chosen to illustrate the stylistics of the traditional theater as an important source of artistic inspiration. The illustration is followed by comparative analyses of classical plays and their screen versions. McDonald examines how major film directors transform originals in ways that clarify new and individual social, ideological, and philosophical visions. For example, Tadashi Imai's Night Drum, Mizoguchi's The Crucified Lovers, and Shinoda's Gonza: the Spearman are used to highlight the filmmakers' modernist responses to the feudal society portrayed by the playwright Monzaemon Chikamatsu. This first major study devoted to connections between Japan's classical theater and its national cinema answers the basic question about cultural specificity that has always concerned McDonald as a teacher and scholar of Japanese cinema: How does a person coming from the Japanese tradition help the Western audience see a Japanese film for what it is?
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