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Khon Mask : Thailand Heritage; The ultimate rare collection of Ramayana dance drama, more 300 color illustrations to describing the meaning and significance of Khon masks in glorious details.

Author: Jack M. Clontz

Publisher: MOCA Bangkok Publishing

ISBN: 1783018720

Category: Art

Page: 440

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One of Thailand’s great contributions to civilization is the Kh?n mask, which is representative of Siamese "high culture." Its use is perhaps best exemplified in the Thai epic, R?makíen, which was derived from the ancient Indic drama, R?m?yana. The uninitiated observer would find the colorful masks, ornamentation, and intricate facial features, which denote varied characters such as demons, royals, or monkey soldiers, very difficult to decipher without the benefit of expert guidance. This fully-illustrated book does just that by portraying and describing the meaning and significance of the Kh?n masks, bringing them to life in all of their glorious detail. While the Kingdom of Thailand is well known on the world stage, much less known is the Siamese high culture that has evolved over centuries. What we find is an intricate blending of narrative poetry, epic drama, complex music, and a highly stylized interlocking system of choreography, costumes and crafted masks unknown elsewhere. This is best seen in the Kh?n mask drama in its presentation of the Thai epic, the R?makíen. Even though the R?makíen ultimately derives from the R?m?yana of ancient Indic civilization, the Thai version closely reflects Siamese civilization. In the Kh?n mask drama, we find a very large cast of characters. Without guidance, the viewer would be overwhelmed. Thus, the characters must be categorized and easily identified. This is done through a coded system of costuming and intricately crafted masks. The colors of faces, the shapes of eyes and mouths, the crowns worn, the ornaments displayed, and the weapons wielded all go to show whether the character is demonic, celestial, royal, or even a monkey soldier or forest hermit. Eventually the observer will learn to associate the names of the characters and the masks they wear. Hence, the ultimate purpose of this fully illustrated book is to provide explanations of the Kh?n masks as a rich contribution to world civilization.
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Collins Spanish dictionary & grammar

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007260546

Category: English language

Page: 1197

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Offering extensive coverage of the English and Spanish language, this reference includes thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation.
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The Oxford English dictionary

Vol. 1-

Author: John Andrew Simpson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198611868


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The University of Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary, 6th Edition

Author: David A. Pharies,María Irene Moyna

Publisher: Pocket

ISBN: 9781451698282

Category: Reference

Page: 624

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The new and updated edition of the USA TODAY bestseller and most popular Spanish dictionary provides easy reference for educators and language learners everywhere. Now in its Sixth Edition, this national bestselling Spanish to English dictionary and go-to reference guide for educators everywhere quickly guides users to the right word in every situation. David Pharies has drawn from our current vernacular to make additions and improvements that will benefit students, teachers, home schoolers, and travelers alike. It includes: * 6,000 new entries reflecting today’s linguistic and cultural changes * Updated words and meanings, including slang, everyday expressions, and essential terms from medicine, business, digital technology, and sports * Expanded delimiters for more accurate word selection * Bilingual guides to grammar, pronunciation, parts of speech, suffixes, and regular and irregular verbs
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Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary

Author: Jean Claude Corbeil

Publisher: Merriam Webster

ISBN: 9780877791515

Category: Reference

Page: 1112

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More than 20,000 words in the English language are grouped into similar categories--such as astronomy, house, human being, plants and society--and explained using detailed, labeled illustrations.
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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Author: Merriam-Webster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780877792956


Page: 960

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Based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition 70,000 definitions 2,000 new words Expanded back matter sections: Confused and Misused Words English Word Roots - Great for preparing standardized tests Irregular English Verbs - Great for ESL Basic English Grammar Handbook of Style, including Documentation of Sources Guide to Common Verb Collocations - Essential for ESL NEW: An Overview of the Internet
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Facing the Dragon

How a Desperate Act Pulled One Addict Out of Methamphetamine Hell

Author: David Parnell,Amy Hagberg

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757315232

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The author shares the story of his methamphetamine addiction, suicide attempt, brief experiences of heaven and hell, and the extensive facial reconstruction that has been a part of his new life.
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The Malaspina Expedition, 1789-1794: Cadiz to Panama

Author: Alessandro Malaspina,Hakluyt Society,Museo Naval (Spain)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Discoveries in geography

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The Wisdom of Crowds

Author: James Surowiecki

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307275051

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.
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The Spanish of Equatorial Guinea

The dialect of Malabo and its implications for Spanish dialectology

Author: John M. Lipski

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3111676897

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 127

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The book series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie, founded by Gustav Gröber in 1905, is among the most renowned publications in Romance Studies. It covers the entire field of Romance linguistics, including the national languages as well as the lesser studied Romance languages. The editors welcome submissions of high-quality monographs and collected volumes on all areas of linguistic research, on medieval literature and on textual criticism. The publication languages of the series are French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Romanian as well as German and English. Each collected volume should be as uniform as possible in its contents and in the choice of languages.
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Author: George 1753-1840 Gleig,Colin Ca 1745-1793 Macfarquhar,Andrew 1726-1809 Bell

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781363089239

Category: History

Page: 530

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible

Author: Dave Earley

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1607420074

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible speaks to believers of all ages, backgrounds, and maturity levels with an uplifting message: that the prayers of the Bible are prayers for us today. Not an exhaustive, scholarly study, this very readable volume investigates twenty-one heartfelt prayers that produced results. Author Dave Earley shares personal examples from years of ministry that illustrate how these deepest petitions worked not only for Biblical heroes, but for Christians of today. Hope and encouragement are the hallmarks of this collection, encouraging the reader to greater faith in the power of effective prayer.
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Medical Dictionary/Diccionario de Medicina/Dicionário de termos médicos


Author: Irmgard Nolte-Schlegel,Joan J. González Soler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540205616

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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The proven concept of the first edition has been continued in the second edition Including many new entries and completely revised A trilingual dictionary with more than 4300 entries Offering an indispensable vocabulary of basic medical terminology For physicians, medical students and everybody connected with the medical profession Contains important expressions and phrases, essential for professional success in foreign countries Enabling communication with patients of different nationalities as well as medical report writing in foreign languages Acknowledges the particularities within intricacies of Brazilian Portuguese
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A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament

Including the Biblical Chaldee. From the Latin of William Gesenius ...

Author: Wilhelm Gesenius

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: 1160

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Publicación IPGH.

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Mexico

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Collins English Dictionary

Author: John M. Sinclair

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780004725314

Category: Electronic books

Page: 1785

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The successful Millennium Edition is now updated. People and places, which have proved such an asset in the Dictionary, have the latest dates and populations. This enables you to have all the facts and figures at your fingertips, as well as the whole breadth and depth of the language described and explained.
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Dictionaries and Language Learners

Author: Philippe Humblé

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 211

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