Favourite Prayers

Chosen by People from All Walks of Life

Author: Deborah Cassidi

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826451910

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 4948

A collection of favorite prayers chosen by men, women, and children from multi-denominational backgrounds. Contributors include politicians and royalty, as well as ordinary people.
Posted in Religion

Citizen Bird

Scenes from Bird-life in Plain English for Beginners

Author: Mabel Osgood Wright,Elliott Coues

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: 430

View: 7705

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Julie of the Wolves

Author: Jean Craighead George

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064400581

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 8936

Lost on the Tundra To her small Eskimo village, she is known as Miyax; to her friend in San Francisco, she is Julie. When the village is no longer safe for her, Miyax runs away. But she soon finds herself lost in the Alaskan wilderness, without food, without even a compass to guide her. Slowly she is accepted by a pack of Arctic wolves, Mid she grows to love them as though they were family. With their help, and drawing on her father's teachings, Miyax struggles day by clay to survive. But the time comes when she must leave the wilderness and choose between the old ways an(] the new. Which will she choose? For she is Miyax of the Eskimos--but Julie of the Wolves. Faced with the prospect of a disagreeable arranged marriage or a journey acoss the barren Alaskan tundra, 13-year-old Miyax chooses the tundra. She finds herself caught between the traditional Eskimo ways and the modern ways of the whites. Miyax, or Julie as her pen pal Amy calls her, sets out alone to visit Amy in San Francisco, a world far away from Eskimo culture and the frozen land of Alaska. During her long and arduous journey, Miyax comes to appreciate the value of her Eskimo heritage, learns about herself, and wins the friednship of a pack of wolves. After learning the language of the wolves and slowly earning their trust, Julie becomes a member of the pack. Since its first publication, Julie of The Wolves,winner of thr 1973 Newbery Medal, has found its way into the hearts of millions of readers.
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The Three Hostages

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635221045

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

View: 7286

The Three Hostages was written in the year 1924 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.
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A Book of Natural History

Author: David Starr Jordan

Publisher: My Ebook Publishing House via PublishDrive

ISBN: 606942185X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 150

View: 3828

A Book of Natural History presents an unrivaled visual survey of Earth's natural history. Giving a clear overview of the classification of our natural world species-A Book of Natural Histo looks at every kingdom of life, from bacteria, minerals, and rocks to fossils to plants and animals. Featuring a remarkable array of illustrations, the book looks at many of specimens and species that take the reader on an incredible journey from the most fundamental building blocks of the world's landscapes, through the simplest of life forms, to plants, fungi, and animals. David Starr Jordan, Ph. D., LL. D. (1851-1931) was a leading ichthyologist, educator and peace activist. He was president of Indiana University and Stanford University. He was also an early leader in the American Eugenics movement. He was an extremely prolific writer, with 650 articles and books on ichthyology alone, and 1,400 other works.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Silent Readers

Author: William Dodge Lewis,Albert Lindsay Rowland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Readers

Page: N.A

View: 8881

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The Watchers of the Trails

A Book of Animal Life

Author: Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animals

Page: 361

View: 6649

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Memory Hold-The-Door

Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473373778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 379

View: 862

John Buchan 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, had a remarkable life and here is his wonderfully written and fascinating memoir. Buchan can very readily be described as a man of empire, serving in the army during the Boer war and becoming a diplomat and well read historian of the First World War, he settled as Governor General of Canada in 1935 having travelled the world in official posts for the British government. This autobiography was one of John F. Kennedy's favourite books.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Dictionary Of Word Roots

Author: Donald Borror

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780874840537

Category: Reference

Page: 134

View: 3477

One of the outstanding problems of the biologist, whether he be beginning student or specialists, is that of understanding technical terms. The best way to understand and remember technical terms is to understand first their component parts, or roots. This dictionary has been designed primarily to meet the needs of the beginning student, the medical student, and the taxonomist, but it should be of value to all biologists.
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Birds and Poets

Author: John Burroughs

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 9781595400918

Category:

Page: N.A

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I have deliberated a long time about coupling some of my sketches of outdoor nature with a few chapters of a more purely literary character, and thus confiding to my reader what absorbs and delights me inside my four walls, as well as what pleases and engages me outside those walls; especially since I have aimed to bring my outdoor spirit and method within, and still to look upon my subject with the best naturalist's eye I could command. I hope, therefore, he will not be scared away when I boldly confront him in the latter portions of my book with this name of strange portent, Walt Whitman, for I assure him that in this misjudged man he may press the strongest poetic pulse that has yet beaten in America, or perhaps in modern times. Then, these chapters are a proper supplement or continuation of my themes and their analogy in literature, because in them we shall "follow out these lessons of the earth and air," and behold their application to higher matters.
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The Little Big Things

The Inspirational Memoir of the Year

Author: Henry Fraser

Publisher: Seven Dials

ISBN: 1409167801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 6709

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Henry Fraser is one of the most remarkable people I've ever met' J.K. Rowling 'What a story of transformation, inner power and inspiration' Jonny Wilkinson The memoir of the year by Henry Fraser, motivational speaker and mouth artist with a foreword by J.K. Rowling. Being challenged in life is inevitable, but being defeated is optional... Henry Fraser was 17 years old when a tragic accident severely crushed his spinal cord. Paralysed from the shoulders down, he has conquered unimaginable difficulty to embrace life and a new way of living. Through challenging adversity, he has found the opportunity to grow and inspire others. This book combines his wisdom and insight into finding the gifts in life's challenges, and will resonate with anyone facing an obstacle, no matter how big or small. It includes Henry's thoughts on how to look at the right things and avoid the wrong, finding progress in whatever you do, and acknowledging and accepting the darkness when it comes. Right at the heart of Henry's inspiring philosophy is his belief that every day is a good day.
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The Euahlayi Tribe

A Study of Aboriginal Life in Australia

Author: Mrs. K. Langloh Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Euahlayi (Australian people)

Page: 156

View: 4236

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Kangaroo

Author: David Herbert Lawrence

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635263589

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 9778

Kangaroo is an account of a visit to New South Wales by an English writer named Richard Lovat Somers, and his German wife Harriet, in the early 1920s. This appears to be semi-autobiographical, based on a three-month visit to Australia by Lawrence and his wife Frieda, in 1922. The novel includes a chapter ("Nightmare") describing the Somers' experiences in wartime Cornwall (St Columb Major), vivid descriptions of the Australian landscape, and Richard Somers' sceptical reflections on fringe politics in Sydney. Australian journalist Robert Darroch — in several articles in the late 1970s, and a 1981 book entitled D.H. Lawrence in Australia — claimed that Lawrence based Kangaroo on real people and events he witnessed in Australia. The extent to which this is true remains a matter of controversy - particularly by Joseph Davis in his 1989 "D.H. Lawrence at Thirroul"(Collins, Sydney). Davis is sympathetic to the view that "Kangaroo" may be based on real events but argues that it is impossible that Lawrence had time to meet clandestine political leaders in Sydney when he was too busy writing his novel in Thirroul. Davis feels it is more likely to have been a local south coast identity associated with Thirroul who would have provided some of the details of Lawrence's political plot. "Kangaroo" is the fictional nickname of one of Lawrence's characters, Benjamin Cooley, a prominent ex-soldier and lawyer, who is also the leader of a secretive, fascist paramilitary organisation, the "Diggers Club". Cooley fascinates Somers, but he maintains his distance from the movement itself. It has been suggested by Darroch and others that Cooley was based on Major General Charles Rosenthal, a notable World War I leader and right wing activist. It has also been alleged that Rosenthal was involved with the Old Guard, a secret anti-communist militia, set up by the Bruce government. Similarly, according to Darroch, the character of Jack Calcott — who is the Somers' neighbour in Sydney and introduces Richard Somers to Cooley — may have been based on a controversial Australian military figure, Major John Scott, who was both an associate of Rosenthal, and an Old Guard official. Another central character is Willie Struthers, a left wing activist reputed to have been based partly on Willem Siebenhaar, who made Lawrence's acquaintance in Western Australia. Kangaroo's movement, and the "great general emotion" of Kangaroo himself, do not appeal to Somers, and in this the novel begins to reflect Lawrence's own experiences during World War I. Somers also rejects the socialism of Struthers, which emphasises "generalised love". The novel is sometimes cited as an influence on the Jindyworobak movement, an Australian nationalist literary group, which emerged about a decade later. Gideon Haigh saw fit to dub it "one of the sharpest fictional visions of the country and its people". It was adapted as a film, also called Kangaroo in 1986, featuring Colin Friels as Somers, Judy Davis as Harriet and Hugh Keays-Byrne as "Kangaroo".
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Animal Speak

The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small

Author: Ted Andrews

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738717630

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 6007

Open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world. Animal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of nature. Meet and work with animals as totems and spirit guides by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world. Animal Speak shows you how to: Identify, meet, and attune to your spirit animals Discover the power and spiritual significance of more than 100 different animals, birds, insects, and reptiles Call upon the protective powers of your animal totem Create and use five magical animal rites, including shapeshifting and sacred dance This beloved, bestselling guide has become a classic reference for anyone wishing to forge a spiritual connection with the majesty and mystery of the animal world.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

The Field Book

Or, Sports and Pastimes of the United Kingdom; Comp. from the Best Authorities, Ancient and Modern

Author: William Hamilton Maxwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Amusements

Page: 616

View: 2431

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How to Live: A User's Guide

Author: Peter Johns

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

ISBN: 9781911110163

Category: Self-Help

Page: 116

View: 6165

Delightful guide to life written by a devoted father for his daughter after she recovered from cancer and found herself ready to embark upon the journey into adulthood.
Posted in Self-Help