A Kite in the Wind

Fiction Writers on Their Craft

Author: Andrea Barrett,Peter Turchi

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 1595340726

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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A Kite in the Wind is an anthology of essays by 20 veteran writers and master teachers. While the contributors offer specific, practical advice on such fundamental aspects of craft as characterization, character names, the first person point of view, and unreliable narrators, they also give extended, thoughtful consideration to more sophisticated topics, including “imminence,” or the power of a sense of beginning; creating and maintaining tension; “lushness”; and the deliberate manipulation of information to create particular effects. The essays in A Kite in the Wind begin as personal investigations — attempts to understand why a decision in a particular story or novel seemed unsuccessful; to define a quality or problem that seemed either unrecognized or unsatisfactorily defined; to understand what, despite years of experience as a fiction writer, resisted comprehension; and to pursue haunting, even unanswerable questions. Unlike a how-to book, the anthology is less an instruction manual than it is an intimate visit with twenty very different writers as they explore topics that excite, intrigue, and even puzzle them. Each discussion uses specific examples and illustrations, including both canonical stories and novels and writing less frequently discussed, from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, by both American and international authors. The contributors share their hard-earned insights for beginning and advanced writers with humility, wit, and compassion. The first section of the book focuses on narration, with particular attention paid to various kinds of narrators; the second, on strategic creation and presentation of character; the third, on some of the roles of the visual, beginning with establishing setting; and the fourth, on structural and organizational issues, from movement through time to the manipulation of information to create mystery and suspense.

Best Ever Paper Kites

Author: Norman Schmidt

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781895569537

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 3410

“These kites are truly works of art.”—Library Journal. “This book’s best feature are the designs for 19 kites. Each project is illustrated with a line drawing on a grid, along with a full-page, full-color photograph in which the intense hues and contrasts are highlighted, adding to the stunning results. The originality and beauty of the kites and the excellent instructions make it an attractive book that will inspire kite lovers.”—School Library Journal.

Airborne Wind Energy

Author: Uwe Ahrens,Moritz Diehl,Roland Schmehl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642399657

Category: Science

Page: 611

View: 4790

This reference offers an overview of the field of airborne wind energy. As the first book of its kind, it provides a consistent compilation of the fundamental theories, a compendium of current research and development activities as well as economic and regulatory aspects. In five parts, the book demonstrates the relevance of Airborne Wind Energy and the role that this emerging field of technology can play for the transition towards a renewable energy economy. Part I on "Fundamentals" contains seven general chapters explaining the principles of airborne wind energy and its different variants, of meteorology, the history of kites and financing strategies. Part II on "System Modeling, Optimization and Control" contains eight contributions that develop and use detailed dynamic models for simulation, optimization, and control of airborne wind energy systems, while Part III on "Analysis of Flexible Kite Dynamics" collects four chapters that focus on the particularly challenging simulation problems related to flexible kites. Part IV "Implemented Concepts" contains eleven contributions each of which presents developed prototypes together with real-world experimental results obtained with the different concepts. Finally, in Part V on "Component Design", five papers are collected that address in detail the technical challenges for some of the components of airborne wind energy. Airborne Wind Energy presents all basics in a single source to someone starting to explore wind power in the upper atmosphere and serves as a valuable reference for researchers, scientists, professionals and students active in the innovative field of Airborne Wind Energy.

Reading, Grade 6

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1620579545

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 2633

These nationally acclaimed titles ensure students’ academic success with teachers and parents. The key to the Master Skills series is reinforcing skills through practice; using a contemporary approach to learning fundamentals through real-life applications. The workbooks in this series are excellent tools to prepare young learners for proficiency testing and school success. Answer keys included.

Last Child in the Woods

Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Author: Richard Louv

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848877498

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

View: 6733

This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.

The Kiteboarding Manual

The essential guide for beginners and improvers

Author: Andy Gratwick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408192047

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 9528

The Kiteboarding Manual is your complete practical guide to this fast-paced and addictive sport. It'll get you started with the kite and take you throughto flying it on the water, jumping, tricks and racing, as well as covering weather, wind and tide theory and helping you select the right kit. Sections cover: The origins of kiteboarding and massive rise in popularity in recent years How a kite flies and basic weather principles as well as background on tides and currents, waves, and wind vs tide Getting started on land – LEIrigging, assembly, launching and flying, body-dragging How to master your board skills –turns, stopping, rules of the road Going upwind, riding toeside, turning and transition Moving fast and riding waves; learning to tack and gybe Details on all kiteboarding disciplines from speed kiting to kiting on land How to improve your performance and enjoy incredible airtime! Packed with step-by step photo sequences explaining the basic moves all the way through to more advanced tricks, and including information on competitions and becoming an instructor, this is a book no kiter will want to be without.

Earth's Wild Winds

Author: Sandra Friend

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761326731

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5754

Examines different aspects of the wind, including its measurement, effects on weather, potential destructiveness, and uses.

A Short History of Kites

History of Flying – The Kites Role in Aviation and the Airplane

Author: Paul R. Wonning

Publisher: Mossy Feet Books

ISBN: 1476137145

Category: Transportation

Page: 23

View: 1930

A Short History of Kites tells the tale of the kite and its intriguing history. It is possible that humans would never have discovered the art of flight if no one had invented the kite. Its role in the history of flying and the development of the first airplanes was essential. flying, flight, invention

Catch the Wind!

All about Kites

Author: Gail Gibbons

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: 9780316309967

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6317

When two children visit Ike's Kite Shop they learn about kites and how to fly them. Includes instructions for building a kite.

Feathers in the Wind

Author: Sally Grindley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408826526

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 5453

Two children accompany their parents as they travel the world helping animals on the verge of extinction. As their parents work alongside international agencies, the children have their own thrilling adventures. Feathers in the Wind is written with the assistance and guidance of London Zoo's conservation team. All information is accurate and the stories are full of excitement and tension When the Brook family travel to India for the annual kite festival in Ahmedabad, Joe can't wait to buy his own kite at the night-time bazaar and get involved with the locals' celebrations. However, the festivities have a little-known darker side - the strings of fighter kites are glazed with shards of glass (so that they can cut down other kites) and these kite strings injure many birds as they become entangled in them. Joe's mother will be working day and night at a rescue centre as she aims to save every single injured bird, particularly the endangered vultures. Can Joe and Aesha pull off a daring rescue attempt of their own on the day of the festival? Sally Grindley is the author of bestselling and award-winning fiction for young readers. Here she brings to life a story of how humans and wildlife can live side by side, set in India.

The Wind, the Kite, the String

Author: Edwin Willwerth

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602669848

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 4453

Two great writers and their books that have had an influenced on me in the writing of this book are Jonathan Swifts (1667-1745) and John Bunyan (1628-1688). Jonathan Swift masterpiece titled 'Gulliver's Travels' was an allegorical attack on the hypocrisy of the human behavior that he witnessed in almost every level of life in England, especially on the political stage. John Bunyan was the author of another famous allegorical book about a soul in search of salvation-'Pilgrim's Progress.' I do not believe this book will in any way approach the level of these two great masterpieces, but like Swift and Bunyan, I too have some comments about the behavior of my fellow Spacelanders (as I like to refer to them). What do they really believe in? What have they committed and dedicated their lives to? Because I believe the answers to these questions are the determining factors of their behavior. Like all allegorical books you will need a great imagination. But as Oscar Wilde said, "Imagination is a quality given man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is." Edwin Willwerth has been married for over fifty years and is the father of three children. He was a high school mathematics teacher for thirty years. Besides teaching in several public and private schools within the United States, he has also taught in Paraguay for one year, Nepal for two years and China for six months. He has been very active in his local church, serving for a number of years as a Sunday School teacher and later as head of the Sunday School Department. He was the Missionary Director within his church for several years. He has also spent time on Missionary projects in Haiti and Campeche, Mexico.

Transport Technology

Author: Brian Williams

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 0237534290

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8578

Presents an introduction to new technologies that are helping make road transportation, railroads, ships, airplanes, and space travel more efficient and discusses how transportation will change in the future.

Kites in History, in Teaching and in Therapy

Author: Jose A. Fadul

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557085896


Page: 90

View: 7021

The inexpensive paperback edition of the book on kites in history, in teaching, and in therapy. Includes appendices documenting the qualitative research on kites in teaching at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Author: Robert Force,A. N. Yiannopoulos,Martin Davies

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 1587982854

Category: Law

Page: 475

View: 7096

This is Volume 2 of a two volume case book on admiralty and maritime law written by three leading and well known law professors at Tulane Maritime Law Center of the Tulane Law School.

The Walking Bird / Der Lauende Vogel

Author: Ann Smiley

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3844295186

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 8734

Dies sind wundervolle Geschichten mit spielerischen Illustrationen.

Springtime Activities

A Spring Tree and Spring Snacks

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1480798487


Page: 4

View: 4931

Celebrate spring with your entire class! With these engaging activities, students will complete a tree themed art project!

The Magic Raindrop

Author: Geeta Dharmarajan,Bindia Thapar

Publisher: Katha

ISBN: 9788189020286

Category: Children's stories, Indic (English)

Page: 16

View: 6590

Suitable for children of all ages, this title takes you to the wonderland of magical raindrops and kites.

25 Kites That Fly

Author: Leslie Hunt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156079

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 6125

Detailed instructions for creating standard two-stick kites, six-point stars, figural kites, balloon kites, tetrahedral kites, box kites, and many other varieties. Includes directions for making tails, reeling and stringing, and much more. 70 illustrations.

Astadala Yogamala Volume-3

Author: B.K.S Iyengar

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 8177643614

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 316

View: 7735

This book contains not only the matured intellectual vision of Yogacarya, but takes the sadhaka into the interior parts of the consciousness to savour the true essence of life-force-the Seer.

The Outdoor Handy Book

For Playground Field and Forest

Author: Daniel Carter Beard

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898751352

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 516

View: 6939

The Boys Outdoor Handy Book (originally published in 1914) is full of fascinating projects guaranteed to teach and amuse for hours. It is the perfect survival manual. It contains plans for kites, hoops and fishing tackle. It tells you how to make and stock an aquarium, points on camping out, games of ball and how to construct a "zoo." Also it includes practical hints for bicyclists, birdcalls and how to build boats, canoes and a raft that will sail. Plain and fancy skating. If Huckleberry Finn was to settle down and decide to become an author, he might very well come up with a book like this one.