Egypt's Arabian Horse

Wall Calendar 2011

Author: Amer Univ In Cairo Pr,Nasr Marei

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789774163555


Page: 12

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Artists, poets, and historians have for centuries been inspired by the great beauty and romantic legacy of the Arabian horse, the finest of which, with the purest bloodlines, are bred in Egypt. In this beautifully produced wall calendar, 12 extraordinary full-color photographs celebrate the lineage of this living treasure of Egyptian heritage.
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Pf North East England Heritage Walks

Author: Dennis Kelsall,Francis Frith Collection

Publisher: Vacation Work Publications

ISBN: 9781854586377

Category: England, North East

Page: 94

View: 5764

This is a walking guide for North East England featuring 27 circular walks visiting the area's top heritage and natural treasures including National Trust and English Heritage sites such as Dunstanburgh Castle and Hadrian's Wall. All walks are accompanied by GPS waypoints, Ordnance Survey maps and colour photography.
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See America

A Celebration of Our National Parks & Treasured Sites

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452149291

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 7030

To coincide with the 2016 centennial anniversary of the National Parks Service, the Creative Action Network has partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association to revive and reimagine the legacy of WPA travel posters. Artists from all over the world have participated in the creation of this new, crowdsourced collection of See America posters for a modern era. Featuring artwork for 75 national parks and monuments across all 50 states, this engaging ebook celebrates the full range of our nation's landmarks and treasured wilderness.
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Blue Dog Man

Author: George Rodrigue

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810982376

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 5553

Blue Dog has become a touchstone of contemporary American culture, and in this edition of 70 brilliant paintings, the reader is taken on an unprecedented journey into the heart of the Blue Dog generation. Full color.
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Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund

Adventures of the Wiener Dog Extraordinaire

Author: Ryan Beauchesne

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250074398

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 5485

What? You've never heard of Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund?! You must be living under a rock!... Or at least that's what Crusoe thinks. Crusoe may be a small dog, but he's a big deal. He's the self-proclaimed "wiener dog who thinks he's more of a celebrity than he really is" (Until now!) and the star of his own wildly popular blog of the same name, winner of the 2013 and 2014 Best Pet Blog Award as well as the Most Humorous Blog and Best Blog of the Year at the 2015 Bloggies. Crusoe is talented, ridiculously photogenic, and proud of his larger-than-life personality, stunning fashion sense, and insatiable penchant for whimsy, as his many thousands of loyal followers can attest. Perhaps you know him better by his infamous alter ego, BATDOG? We thought so. Crusoe is so excited to share his wit and wisdom with all of his adoring fans. He is certain that his first book, featuring hundreds of photos, funny stories, delicious recipes, and helpful tips will make the perfect gift for dog-lovers of all ages.
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The Skin of Our Teeth

Play in Three Acts

Author: Thornton Wilder

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573615481

Category: Drama

Page: 137

View: 2225

Characters: 4 or 5 male, 4 or 5 female, plus many small parts w/doubling Scenery: Interiors and Exteriors Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is the groundbreaking satiric fantasy follows the extraordinary Antrobus family down through the ages from the time of The War surviving flood, fire, pestilence, locusts, the ice age, the pox and the double feature, a dozen subsequent wars and as many depressions. Ultimately, they are the stuff of which heroes and buffoons are made. Their survival is a vividly theatrical testament of faith in humanity. Wonderfully wise...A tremendously exciting and profound stage fable.-Herald Tribune
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Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations

Traditional and Contemporary Native American Recipes

Author: Lois Ellen Frank

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0307814696

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 7310

In this gloriously photographed book, renowned photographer and Native American–food expert Lois Ellen Frank, herself part Kiowa, presents more than 80 recipes that are rich in natural flavors and perfectly in tune with today's healthy eating habits. Frank spent four years visiting reservations in the Southwest, documenting time-honored techniques and recipes. With the help of culinary advisor and Navajo Nation tribesman Walter Whitewater, a chef in Santa Fe, Frank has adapted the traditional recipes to modern palates and kitchens. Inside you'll find such dishes as Stuffed Tempura Chiles with Fiery Bean Sauce, Zuni Sunflower Cakes, and Prickly Pear Ice. With its wealth of information, this book makes it easy to prepare and celebrate authentic Native American cooking. Includes sources for special ingredients and substitutions. Chapters are organized by the staples of Native American cuisine: corn, vine-growing vegetables, wild fruits and greens, legumes, game birds, meats, fish, and breads. Awards2003 James Beard Award WinnerReviews“A stunning new cookbook." —Accent West“[A] wonderful introduction to America's oldest cuisine.”—Phoenix magazine “One of the most stunning books of the year.”—Austin American Statesman “Gorgeous . . . exceptional.”—New Age Retailer From the Hardcover edition.
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NASA's Journey to Mars

Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration

Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Publisher: Government Printing Office


Category: Mars (Planet)

Page: 34

View: 3333

This document communicates NASA’s strategy and progress to learn about the Red Planet, to inform us more about our Earth’s past and future, and may help answer whether life exists beyond our home planet. Together with NASA’s partners in academia and commercial enterprises, NASA’s vision is to pioneer Mars and answer some of humanity’s fundamental questions: • Was Mars home to microbial life? Is it today? • Could it be a safe home for humans one day? • What can it teach us about life elsewhere in the cosmos or how life began on Earth? • What can it teach us about Earth’s past, present, and future?
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They Knew Lincoln

Author: John E. Washington

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190270985

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 6883

Originally published in 1942 and now reprinted for the first time, They Knew Lincoln is a classic in African American history and Lincoln studies. Part memoir and part history, the book is an account of John E. Washington's childhood among African Americans in Washington, DC, and of the black people who knew or encountered Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Washington recounted stories told by his grandmother's elderly friends--stories of escaping from slavery, meeting Lincoln in the Capitol, learning of the president's assassination, and hearing ghosts at Ford's Theatre. He also mined the US government archives and researched little-known figures in Lincoln's life, including William Johnson, who accompanied Lincoln from Springfield to Washington, and William Slade, the steward in Lincoln's White House. Washington was fascinated from childhood by the question of how much African Americans themselves had shaped Lincoln's views on slavery and race, and he believed Lincoln's Haitian-born barber, William de Fleurville, was a crucial influence. Washington also extensively researched Elizabeth Keckly, the dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln, and advanced a new theory of who helped her write her controversial book, Behind the Scenes, A new introduction by Kate Masur places Washington's book in its own context, explaining the contents of They Knew Lincoln in light of not only the era of emancipation and the Civil War, but also Washington's own times, when the nation's capital was a place of great opportunity and creativity for members of the African American elite. On publication, a reviewer noted that the "collection of Negro stories, memories, legends about Lincoln" seemed "to fill such an obvious gap in the material about Lincoln that one wonders why no one ever did it before." This edition brings it back to print for a twenty-first century readership that remains fascinated with Abraham Lincoln.
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Birding for Beginners

A Comprehensive Introduction To The Art Of Birdwatching

Author: Sheila Buff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461746329

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 9261

The essential companion to any birder's field guide Birdwatching is for everyone. No other outdoor pursuit yields so much knowledge of nature’s ways with so little effort—if one knows what to look for. Birding for Beginners opens the world of birding to the novice in this complete guide to getting the most out of birding. This updated edition includes a new chapter on birding online and features detailed chapters on equipment, identification techniques, birding “by ear,” where to view birds, field guides, optics, and other essentials to get the beginner quickly into the field to identify birds. Especially valuable are chapters on bird behaviors such as feeding, flight, courting and breeding, nesting, and migration—informing the beginner not only about what kind of bird is on the other end of the binoculars, but what it is up to as well.
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Every Body Yoga

Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body.

Author: Jessamyn Stanley

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761193111

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

View: 8338

From the unforgettable teacher Jessamyn Stanley comes Every Body Yoga, a book that breaks all the stereotypes. It’s a book of inspiration for beginners of all shapes and sizes: If Jessamyn could transcend these emotional and physical barriers, so can we. It’s a book for readers already doing yoga, looking to refresh their practice or find new ways to stay motivated. It’s a how-to book: Here are easy-to-follow directions to 50 basic yoga poses and 10 sequences to practice at home, all photographed in full color. It’s a book that challenges the larger issues of body acceptance and the meaning of beauty. Most of all, it’s a book that changes the paradigm, showing us that yoga isn’t about how one looks, but how one feels, with yoga sequences like “I Want to Energize My Spirit,” “I Need to Release Fear,” “I Want to Love Myself.” Jessamyn Stanley, a yogi who breaks all the stereotypes, has built a life as an internationally recognized yoga teacher and award-winning Instagram star by combining a deep understanding for yoga with a willingness to share her personal struggles in a way that touches everyone who comes to know her. Now she brings her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga in a book that will help every reader discover the power of yoga and how to weave it seamlessly into his or her life.
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The Month of Their Ripening

North Carolina Heritage Foods Through the Year

Author: Georgann Eubanks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781469640822

Category: Cooking

Page: 296

View: 3189

Telling the stories of twelve North Carolina heritage foods, each matched to the month of its peak readiness for eating, Georgann Eubanks takes readers on a flavorful journey across the state. She begins in January with the most ephemeral of southern ingredients--snow--to witness Tar Heels making ice cream. In March, she takes a midnight canoe ride on the Trent River in search of shad, a bony fish with a savory history. In November, she visits a Chatham County sawmill where the possums are always first into the persimmon trees. Talking with farmers, fishmongers, cooks, historians, and scientists, Eubanks looks at how foods are deeply tied to the culture of the Old North State. Some have histories that go back thousands of years. Garlicky green ramps, gathered in April and traditionally savored by many Cherokee people, are now endangered by their popularity in fine restaurants. Oysters, though, are enjoying a comeback, cultivated by entrepreneurs along the coast in December. These foods, and the stories of the people who prepare and eat them, make up the long-standing dialect of North Carolina kitchens. But we have to wait for the right moment to enjoy them, and in that waiting is their treasure.
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Jewish Architecture

New Sources and Approaches

Author: Katrin Keßler,Alexander von Kienlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783731903222

Category: Jewish architecture

Page: 160

View: 7271

This volume presents a wide range of articles dealing with the various aspects of Jewish architecture throughout the centuries and its interaction with literature, politics, etc. Scholars from Europe, Israel and America presented their current research on Jewish architecture at the international conference "Jewish Architecture - New Sources and Approaches" at the Technische Universität Braunschweig in April 2014. The conference marked the twentieth anniversary of the fruitful German-Israeli cooperation of the Bet Tfila - Research Unit for Jewish Architecture in Europe.
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The Last Ballad

A Novel

Author: Wiley Cash

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062313134

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2655

Named a Best Book of 2017 by the Chicago Public Library and the American Library Association “Wiley Cash reveals the dignity and humanity of people asking for a fair shot in an unfair world.” - Christina Baker Kline, author of A Piece of the World and Orphan Train The New York Times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. The chronicle of an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice, with the emotional power of Ron Rash’s Serena, Dennis Lehane’s The Given Day, and the unforgettable films Norma Rae and Silkwood. Twelve times a week, twenty-eight-year-old Ella May Wiggins makes the two-mile trek to and from her job on the night shift at American Mill No. 2 in Bessemer City, North Carolina. The insular community considers the mill’s owners—the newly arrived Goldberg brothers—white but not American and expects them to pay Ella May and other workers less because they toil alongside African Americans like Violet, Ella May’s best friend. While the dirty, hazardous job at the mill earns Ella May a paltry nine dollars for seventy-two hours of work each week, it’s the only opportunity she has. Her no-good husband, John, has run off again, and she must keep her four young children alive with whatever work she can find. When the union leaflets begin circulating, Ella May has a taste of hope, a yearning for the better life the organizers promise. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe. To maintain their control, the owners will use every means in their power, including bloodshed, to prevent workers from banding together. On the night of the county’s biggest rally, Ella May, weighing the costs of her choice, makes up her mind to join the movement—a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town—indeed all that she loves. Seventy-five years later, Ella May’s daughter Lilly, now an elderly woman, tells her nephew about his grandmother and the events that transformed their family. Illuminating the most painful corners of their history, she reveals, for the first time, the tragedy that befell Ella May after that fateful union meeting in 1929. Intertwining myriad voices, Wiley Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America—and pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers. Lyrical, heartbreaking, and haunting, this eloquent novel confirms Wiley Cash’s place among our nation’s finest writers.
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Amritsar 1984

A City Remembers

Author: Radhika Chopra

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498571069

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

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This book explores the commemoration and remembrance of the traumatic Operation Bluestar through the material and visual memorialization apparent in the shrines and streets of the city of Amritsar in northern India.
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DUAs for Success

100+ DUAs from Quran and Hadith

Author: IqraSense

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781477617243

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 1309

This book (“DUAs for Success”) contains specially selected DUAs (invocations and supplications to Allah) that are suitable for asking Allah for relief from burdens and difficulties and asking for success and happiness in this life and the hereafter. These DUAs are taken both from the Quran and Hadith of the Prophet (sallal-lahu Alaihi wasallam). A collection of more than 100 Duas that arenot commonly documented are taken from Sahih Bukhari, Muslim, Abi Dawood, Tirmidhi, and other authentic books. The final chapter at the end includes Duas from the Quran with an explanation of when various prophets made those Duas to Allah.This Dua book should be carried by every person to help with the day to day affairs and burdens of life.DUAs in this book are suitable for asking Allah for:* Relief from debts* Increase in Rizq (provisions)* Relief from anxiety and calmness in hearts* Ease of difficulties* Blessings for self and family* Asking for righteous children* Forgiveness of sins* Staying firm in faith* Asking for a sound character* Asking for security for family* High status in this life and the hereafter* Refuge from calamities* High status in Jannah* Tawakkul (trust) in Allah* Success in this life and the hereafter* Health and wealth* Asking for lawful provisions* Protection from persecution* Refuge from laziness and old age* Relief from poverty* Protection from Satan and other evils* and 100+ more Duas
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