Eyes Like Those

Author: Melissa Brayden

Publisher: Seven Shores Romance

ISBN: 9781635550122

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Isabel Chase and Taylor Andrews struggle between love and ambition from the writers' room on one of Hollywood's hottest TV shows.

THE MELANIN TRAIL - A Poetry Collection

Author: MAGDALENE MAY FAULKNER

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291663878

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

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In 'The Melanin Trail' the poetry of Magdalene May Faulkner reflects on the life of the British-born child from the Caribbean diaspora of the 1950s and 60s. Through her work the poet details the struggle for a truth around identity, belonging and purpose for this generation, as it still yearns to become assimilated. For many the desire remains to simply be 'one of the many' British inhabitants of society, with open opportunities. Faulkner, who was born in London in the early sixties, alternates between cynically comedic and philosophical voices of separation, disappointment and aspiration, in a collection of work that is at times disturbing, at times touching and often vulnerable.

Similes Dictionary

Author: Elyse Sommer

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578594693

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 660

View: 623

Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture—it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—the Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be "as tedious as a twice-told tale" or "dry as the Congressional Record." Choose from elegant turns of phrases “as useful as a Swiss army knife” and “varied as expressions of the human face”. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the vivid comparisons found in this collection will inspire anyone.

Delphi Collected Sanskrit Epics (Illustrated)

Author: Valmiki,Vyasa

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 178656128X

Category: Poetry

Page: 8348

View: 8623

Explore Sanskrit literature, the classical language of India, representing a rich cultural tradition from the time of the Vedas in the second millennium BC until Late Antiquity. The leading works of Indian epic poetry are the ‘Ramayana’ and the ‘Mahabharata’, as well as The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature and Sangam literature. These texts are among some of the oldest surviving epic poems ever written. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents a comprehensive range of Sanskrit epics, including the complete ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’, with illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to the leading works of Sanskrit epic poetry * Concise introduction to the epic poems * Complete ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’, with scholarly footnotes * Excellent formatting of the poems * Rare other Sanskrit epics appearing for the first time in digital publishing - explore the rich heritage of Sanskrit literature * Easily locate the sections you want to read * Features a biography on the leading poet Kalidasa * Bonus text of Arthur Anthony Macdonell’s ‘A History of Sanskrit Literature’ * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see our wide range of poet titles CONTENTS: The Hindu Itihasa Ramayana by Valmiki (Translated by Ralph Thomas Hotchkin) Mahabharata by Vyasa (Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli) Other Sanskrit Epics Buddhacharita by Asvaghosa (Translated by E. B. Cowell) Saundarananda by Asvaghosa (Translated by E. H. Johnston) Selections from ‘Raghuvamsha’ by Kalidasa (Translated by Arthur W. Ryder) Selections from ‘Kumarasambhava’ by Kalidasa (Translated by Arthur W. Ryder) Shishupala Vadha by Magha (Cantos I-IV) (Translated by M. S. Bhandare) Kiratarjuniya by Bharavi (Translated by Romesh Chunder Dutt) Bhattikavya by Bhatti (Canto I) (Anonymous translation 1867) The Biographies A History of Sanskrit Literature by Arthur Anthony Macdonell Kalidasa: His Life and Writings by Arthur W. Ryder Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of poetry titles or buy the entire Delphi Poets Series as a Super Set

The Lancet

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

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Emerald Eyes Pyramid

Author: Ross Richdale

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0958261458

Category: New Zealand fiction

Page: 183

View: 2074

Subterranean Rodents

News from Underground

Author: Sabine Begall,Hynek Burda,Cristian Eric Schleich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540692762

Category: Science

Page: 398

View: 6157

Subterranean Rodents presents achievements from recent years of research on these rodents, divided into five sections: ecophysiology; sensory ecology; life histories, behavioural ecology and demography; environmental and economical impact; molecular ecology and evolution. It is a must for all researchers working in this field and will be of interest to zoologists, physiologists, morphologists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists.

Monsters

A play about the killing of James Bulger.

Author: Niklas Rådström,Gabriella Berggren

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436274

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 3118

‘None of this should ever have happened. Somebody should have given us a different life.’ Two ten year olds are brought in for questioning. A third boy has gone missing. The investigator is gentle. The boys begin to talk. 1993. A play about the killing of James Bulger. Stripped to the bone, faithful to the facts. Unflinching.

What Technology Wants

Author: Kevin Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101444467

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 4817

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping vision oftechnology as a living force that can expand our individual potential This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover "what it wants." He uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where technology is headed. This new theory of technology offers three practical lessons: By listening to what technology wants we can better prepare ourselves and our children for the inevitable technologies to come. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. And by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts. Written in intelligent and accessible language, this is a fascinating, innovative, and optimistic look at how humanity and technology join to produce increasing opportunities in the world and how technology can give our lives greater meaning. From the Hardcover edition.

Visible and Invisible Realms

Power, Magic, and Colonial Conquest in Bali

Author: Margaret J. Wiener

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226885827

Category: History

Page: 445

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In 1908, the ruler of the Balinese realm of Klungkung and more than 100 members of his family and court were massacred when they marched deliberately into the fire of the Dutch colonial army. The question of what their action meant and its continued significance in contemporary Klungkung forms the basis of Margaret Wiener's complex anthropolological history. Wiener challenges colonial and academic claims that Klungkung had no "real" power and argues that such claims enabled colonial domination. By focusing on Balinese discourses she makes clear the choices open to Balinese, both at the time of the Dutch conquest and in its narration. At the same time, she shows how these discourses, which revolve around magical weapons acquired from invisible agents such as gods, spirits, and ancestors, offer an alternative understanding of Klungkung's power. Moving between Balinese and Dutch narratives and between past and present, Wiener critiques colonial accounts by recounting Balinese memories and interpretations. Her attention to history and local situations illuminates the ways in which colonialism and orientalist scholarship have obscured the power of indigenous rulers and shows how Klungkung, once Bali's paramount realm, was relegated to a peripheral corner of the Indonesian nation-state. Both as a fascinating story and as a rich example of interdisciplinary scholarship, this book will interest students of colonialism, anthropology, history, religion, and Southeast Asia.

The Sandal Trees and Other Stories

Author: Kamala Das

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125002635

Category:

Page: 141

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This Is The First Collection Of Translations In English Of Stories Originally Written In Malayalam By Kamala Das Under The Pen Name Madhavi Kutty. They Amply Demonstrate Kamala Das S Special Contribution To The Short Story In Malayalam. All The Major Attributes Of Her Writing Are Evident: Her Subtlety And Power In Dealing With Human Relationships And Intrigues Of Love, Life And Death And Her Earthiness, Sensuousness And Sensuality.

Sources of Tibetan Tradition

Author: Kurtis R. Schaeffer,Matthew T. Kapstein,Gray Tuttle

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509782

Category: History

Page: 856

View: 4153

The most comprehensive collection of Tibetan works in a Western language, this volume illuminates the complex historical, intellectual, and social development of Tibetan civilization from its earliest beginnings to the modern period. Including more than 180 representative writings, Sources of Tibetan Tradition spans Tibet's vast geography and long history, presenting for the first time a diversity of works by religious and political leaders; scholastic philosophers and contemplative hermits; monks and nuns; poets and artists; and aristocrats and commoners. The selected readings reflect the profound role of Buddhist sources in shaping Tibetan culture while illustrating other major areas of knowledge. Thematically varied, they address history and historiography; political and social theory; law; medicine; divination; rhetoric; aesthetic theory; narrative; travel and geography; folksong; and philosophical and religious learning, all in relation to the unique trajectories of Tibetan civil and scholarly discourse. The editors begin each chapter with a survey of broader social and cultural contexts and introduce each translated text with a concise explanation. Concluding with writings that extend into the early twentieth century, this volume offers an expansive encounter with Tibet's exceptional intellectual heritage.

A Voice from the River

A Novel

Author: Dan Gerber

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 0870139193

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 9537

This novel is one of Dan Gerber's triumphs. From the author of American Atlas, Out of Control, and Grass Fires, Gerber's A Voice From the River followed Grass Fires to prominence on national bestseller lists. This novel once again affirms the Gerber's solid reputation for writing about the confrontation of the Spirit World and what some consider to be the Last of Days.

FOR THE AMAZON NATION

Author: Paulina Sánchez and Isabel Forga

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595844553

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3261

Thalassa, the young and brave princess of the tribe of Lemnos, sees her civilization's future threatened and her world completely shaken by the arrival in her island of Elephthera, an audacious Amazon from Aretias, who seeks help for her tribe and the whole nation of warrior women after a ravaging attack of Sarmatian nomads. With the aid of their fellow sisters, they will embark on a thrilling mythological journey to save their own lives and their entire race. It will take them from Greek waters to Fezzan in the heart of the Sahara desert, and back to Aretias to face a final decisive battle that will define the course of their culture's fate. Theirs will not only be a physical, but also a spiritual quest, through which Thalassa's dark secret, hidden in her mysterious eyes, will be revealed, and an unbreakable bond will be created between these two courageous women.

Curiosities of Natural History, In

Fourth Series

Author: Francis T. Buckland

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605205559

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 8148

A pioneer in the strange art and ambiguous science of zo phagy-that is, of studying animals by eating them-British natural historian FRANCIS TREVELYAN BUCKLAND (1826-1880) was a wildly popular speaker and writer of the Victorian era. In his classic four-volume Curiosities of Natural History, published between 1857 and 1872, he shared his love of creatures exotic and mysterious with readers who devoured his charming and erudite essays much in the same way he devoured his animal subjects. "If there is one person that I would have expected to have captured a sea serpent in the 19th century for the sole purpose of eating it, it would be Frank Buckland," writes cryptozoologist Loren Coleman in his new introduction to Buckland's series. One of the founding grandfathers of cryptozoology, the discipline that investigates animal mysteries, Buckland was not "a wild-eyed 'true believer' in anything strange," insists Coleman, but brought, instead, "a skeptical, open-minded approach" to his work. Indeed, here, in the "fourth series" of Curiosities of Natural History, Buckland's erudition is clear in his animated discussions of, among many other things, measuring a French giant, the "woolly woman of Hayti," performing fleas, six thousand parakeets, the intemperance of salmon, and fossil pork. This new edition, a replica of the 1888 "Popular Edition," is part of Cosimo's Loren Coleman Presents series. LOREN COLEMAN is author of numerous books of cryptozoology, including Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America and Mothman and Other Curious Encounters.