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City of the Rats (Deltora Quest #3)

By Emily Rodda
  • ISBN Code: : 0545529565
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The international bestselling series returns for a new generation with a fresh look and bonus content from the legends of Deltora. Lief, Barda, and Jasmine--three companions with nothing in common but their hatred of the enemy--are on a perilous quest to recapture the seven lost gems of the magic Belt of Deltora. Only when the Belt is complete can the evil Shadow Lord be overthrown.They have succeeded in finding the golden topaz and the great ruby. The two gems' mysterious powers have strengthened them and given them courage to move on in their search for the third stone. But none of them can know the horrors that await them in the forbidden City of the Rats.

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In this dazzling multidisciplinary tour of Mexico City, Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo focuses on the period 1880 to 1940, the decisive decades that shaped the city into what it is today. Through a kaleidoscope of expository forms, I Speak of the City connects the realms of literature, architecture, music, popular language, art, and public health to investigate the city in a variety of contexts: as a living history textbook, as an expression of the state, as a modernist capital, as a laboratory, and as language. Tenorio’s formal imagination allows the reader to revel in the free-flowing richness of his narratives, opening startling new vistas onto the urban experience. From art to city planning, from epidemiology to poetry, this book challenges the conventional wisdom about both Mexico City and the turn-of-the-century world to which it belonged. And by engaging directly with the rise of modernism and the cultural experiences of such personalities as Hart Crane, Mina Loy, and Diego Rivera, I Speak of the City will find an enthusiastic audience across the disciplines.

Immortopia

By Kingsley Pilgrim
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  • Publisher : Grosvenor House Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786231336
  • Total of Pages : 465
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 856
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Hundreds of miles above Earth 65, the zoo spaceship Utopia is on its maiden voyage and on board are teachers and students from many of the colleges around the world, sent to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity. Under mysterious circumstances, teachers start to disappear leaving just a handful of students behind. At the same time they discover that an unstoppable force of primeval horror is loose... Far away, on the other side of the galaxy, a young sorceress is forced to flee across the country, hunted by an intergalactic army. The two desperate and frightened worlds collide and together they fight in a race against time to find their way home and defeat the evil that abounds in their worlds.

The Islamic Civilization

By Mustafa Siba’i
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  • Publisher : Claritas Books
  • Book Code : 0953758265
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  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 146
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For a thousand years the Islamic civilisation was the central light, the rays illuminated the entire world. It was the mother of European culture, for men reared in this civilisation were the masters in the Middle Ages at whose feet the Spaniards, the French, the English, the Italians and the Germans sat to learn philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, physics, medicine and industrial techniques. This book covers the glorious Islamic past when Islam reached its peak in terms of justice, peace, and prosperity. Learn about Islam's contribution to science, medicine, mathematics, human rights, animal rights, race relations and astronomy.

The West Indian Language Issue in British Schools (1979)

By Viv Edwards
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351399691
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 411
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First published in 1979. The performance of West Indian children in British schools has been the subject of enquiries by both a parliamentary select committee and the Department of Education. It is widely believed that an important factor in the relative failure of West Indian children is the language they use, West Indian Creole, and while teachers and others who work with them are aware that their language is often very different from British English, they seldom understand the nature of the differences, or their implications. The aim of this book is to provide the non-specialist with an account of the language of West Indian children and to examine how linguistic ‘interference’ can affect their level of reading, writing and understanding, even when they have been born in Britain. It also considers the worrying possibility that negative attitudes towards them and their language may have an adverse effect on their motivation to learn standard English. Viv Edwards places great stress on the fact that, although Creole is different from British English, it is in no way deficient as a language. She emphasizes the importance of familiarity with the structure of Creole, since it is only in this way that the teachers can discriminate between real mistakes and Creole ‘interference’. Attention is drawn to the relationship between language attitudes and social stereotypes and the danger that these might be translated into reality. Different strategies available to the teacher are examined, drawing on American experience in this field, and various initiatives taken by British teachers are described, thus making the study a work of practical value to teachers and others.

Self-Mastery

By Perry Moss; Belinda Moss
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  • Publisher : WestBowPress
  • Book Code : 149081518X
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 976
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As a man thinks within himself, so he is. Have you ever wondered why some people do phenomenally well and others seem to merely exist? Why do some pilot their lives with great resilience, while others are derailed by suicide or other debilitating thoughts or behaviors? Success is not based on the things you do; it is based on your state of being. The higher your emotional intelligence is, the higher your success rate will be. Self-mastery is about learning how to pilot your life with such accuracy that you will no longer zigzag through life, but lead a course that will guide you straight to destiny. “Self-Mastery: The Lost Key to Living an Overcoming and Fulfilling Life grabs your attention and raises important dialogue on transformation. I used this material with twenty-three hundred male offenders in our correctional facility, and it proved to be a bestseller for transforming lives. It provides the solution for anyone who may have taken the wrong exit off the road map of life.” - Dr. Linda Brock, Chaplain, McRae Correctional Facility; Dublin, Georgia “The Mosses provided Self-Mastery training to my crew prior to a major deployment. Their training made my crew resilient and enabled us to exceed our mission goals in an unprecedented manner! If you want to experience life like never before and dare to venture into unchartered waters and achieve self mastery so that there are no limitations in what you can do, then this book is for you.” - LCDR Kat Wijnaldum, USN

Reading and Writing the Latin American Landscape

By B. Rivera-Barnes,J. Hoeg
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230101909
  • Total of Pages : 203
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 366
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Spanning the whole of Latin America, including Brazil, from its beginnings in 1492 up to the present time, Rivera-Barnes and Hoeg analyze the relationship between literature and the environment in both literary and testimonial texts, asking questions that contribute to the on-going dialogue between the arts and the sciences.

The 900 Days

By Harrison Salisbury
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  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Book Code : 0786730242
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : History
  • Members : 594
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The Nazi siege of Leningrad from 1941 to 1943, during which time the city was cut off from the rest of the world, was one of the most gruesome episodes of World War II. In scale, the tragedy of Leningrad dwarfs even the Warsaw ghetto or Hiroshima. Nearly three million people endured it; just under half of them died, starving or freezing to death, most in the six months from October 1941 to April 1942 when the temperature often stayed at 30 degrees below zero. For twenty-five years the distinguished journalist and historian Harrison Salisbury has assembled material for this story. He has interviewed survivors, sifted through the Russian archives, and drawn on his vast experience as a correspondent in the Soviet Union. What he has discovered and imparted in The 900 Days is an epic narrative of villainy and survival, in which the city had as much to fear from Stalin as from Hitler. He concludes his story with the culminating disaster of the Leningrad Affair, a plot hatched by Stalin three years after the war had ended. Almost every official who had been instrumental in the city's survival was implicated, convicted, and executed. Harrison Salisbury has told this overwhelming story boldly, unforgettably, and definitively.

Art and Idea in the Novels of China Miéville

By Carl Freedman
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  • Publisher : Gylphi Limited
  • Book Code : 1780240325
  • Total of Pages : 197
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 229
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This book offers (in the first six chapters) critical readings of six novels by China Miéville, which are followed (in the seventh chapter) by a theoretical meditation on some of the conceptual issues raised by and engaged in the Miéville oeuvre. There comes a moment in The City & the City, though it is not necessarily the same moment for every reader, when you realise that Beszel and Ul Qoma are not separate realms but the same space divided. Likewise, art and idea are often subject to absurd partition, but then along comes an author such as China Miéville who shows them to be, in truth, indissoluble. So argues Freedman's inordinately readable and just as rigorous account of Miéville's major novels. Highly recommended. (Mark Bould, University of the West of England) Freedman offers a compelling interpretation of Miéville's novels informed equally by an impressive range of literary influences and a carefully documented exploration of historical antecedents. Seeing Miéville's genre hybridity as an illustration of the power of dialectical thinking, Freedman illuminates the complex utopian project of Miéville's fiction. Freedman is one of our finest critical voices on Miéville, one of the most important speculative writers of the 21st century. (Sherryl Vint, University of California, Riverside)