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Eight Skilled Gentlemen

Eight Skilled Gentlemen [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307768627
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Publisher: Crown
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The third book in the Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox series When a resepcted mandarin is murdered in the heart of the Forbidden City, Master Li and his sidekick, Number Ten Ox, are called in to investigate. Thus begins a Sherlockian adventure that takes Master Li and Number Ten Ox--accompanied by a scarred puppeteer and his shamanka daughter--on a wild chase across China. With murder, mayhem, and magic aplenty, and Chinese folklore and literary references thrown into the mix, Eight Skilled Gentlemen is a hilarious romp through Ancient China.

The Story of the Stone

The Story of the Stone [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307800970
Author: Barry Hughart
Publisher: Spectra
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Set in a mythical, medieval China where folklore and history are indistinguishable, a dead monk, an ancientand now missingmanuscript, and a ghostly murderer entice the venerable Master Li and his faithful companion Number Ten Ox into the Valley of Sorrows for a deadly and uproarious confrontation with the long-dead Laughing Prince.

Birding at the Bridge

Birding at the Bridge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1615193146
Author: Heather Wolf
Publisher: The Experiment
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Birding at the Bridge by Heather Wolf Book Resume:

One woman shares her quest to document a stunning variety of birds found in Brooklyn Bridge Park in this wonderful guide for birders everywhere. The Brooklyn Bridge once overshadowed a decaying industrial waterfront, but today it points the way to a new green oasis: Brooklyn Bridge Park. When avid birder Heather Wolf moved from tropical Florida to a nearby apartment, she wondered how many species she might see there, and soon came to a surprising realization: Not only is the park filled with an astonishing variety of birds, but the challenges that come with urban birding make them even more fun—and rewarding—to find. Camera in hand, Heather has captured scores of memorable scenes—a European starling pokes its head out of a hole in a snack shop, a marsh wren straddles two branches, common grackle nestlings clamor for food above the basketball courts—in more than 150 stunning photographs that will entrance birders and bird lovers, wherever their local patch may be. From the familiar-but-striking bufflehead duck to the elusive mourning warbler, every species comes to life on the page, foraging, nesting, and soaring in the slice of the city where they’ve made themselves at home. Discover the thrilling adventure of birding in the great outdoors—in the heart of Brooklyn. Praise for Birding at the Bridge “Where you may see only pigeons, sparrows and the occasional sea gull, [Heather Wolf] has recorded 130 species, many of which she has beautifully photographed.” —The New York Times “Part of the pleasure of her book, besides excellent photography . . . is the way [Heather Wolf] shares the circumstances and excitement of particular sightings.” —The Wall Street Journal

The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780759521728
Author: Robert James Waller
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller Book Resume:

Fall in love with one of the bestselling novels of all time -- the legendary love story that became a beloved film starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. If you've ever experienced the one true love of your life, a love that for some reason could never be, you will understand why readers all over the world are so moved by this small, unknown first novel that they became a publishing phenomenon and #1 bestseller. The story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson, the farm wife waiting for the fulfillment of a girlhood dream, The Bridges of Madison County gives voice to the longings of men and women everywhere -- and shows us what it is to love and be loved so intensely that life is never the same again.

Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061975168
Author: Katherine Paterson
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Book Resume:

The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Newbery Medal-winning title by beloved author Katherine Paterson, with brand-new bonus materials including an author's note by Katherine herself and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo. Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him. The two become fast friends and spend most days in the woods behind Leslie's house, where they invent an enchanted land called Terabithia. One morning, Leslie goes to Terabithia without Jess and a tragedy occurs. It will take the love of his family and the strength that Leslie has given him for Jess to be able to deal with his grief. Bridge to Terabithia was also named an ALA Notable Children’s Book and has become a touchstone of children’s literature, as have many of Katherine Paterson’s other novels, including The Great Gilly Hopkins and Jacob Have I Loved.

Korean Fairy Tales

Korean Fairy Tales [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8993360952
Author: unknown
Publisher: Literature Translation Institute of Korea
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Beatrice & Virgil

Beatrice & Virgil [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 030739879X
Author: Yann Martel
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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Beatrice & Virgil by Yann Martel Book Resume:

Henry’s second novel, written, like his first, under a pen name, had done well. Yann Martel’s astonishing new novel begins with a successful writer attempting to publish his latest book, made up of a novel and an essay. Henry plans for it to be a “flip book” that the reader can start at either end, reading the novel or the essay first, because both pieces are equally concerned with representations of the Holocaust. His aim is to give the most horrifying of tragedies “a new choice of stories,” in order that it be remembered anew and in more than one way. But no one is sympathetic to his provocative idea. What is your book about? his editor repeatedly asks. Should it be placed in the fiction section of a bookstore or with the non-fiction books? a bookseller asks. And where will the barcode go? To them, Henry’s book is an unpublishable disaster. Faced with severe and categorical rejection, Henry gives up hope. He abandons writing, moves with his wife to a foreign city, joins a community theatre, becomes a waiter in a chocolatería. But then he receives a package containing a scene from a play, photocopies from a short story by Flaubert – about a man who hunts animals down relentlessly – and a short note: “I need your help.” Intrigued, Henry tracks down his correspondent, and finds himself in a strange part of the city, walking past a stuffed okapi into a taxidermist’s workshop. The taxidermist – also named Henry – says he has been working on his play, A 20th-Century Shirt, for most of his life, but now he needs Henry’s help to describe his characters: the play’s protagonists are a stuffed donkey and a howler monkey named Beatrice and Virgil, respectively, and Henry’s successful book was in part about animals. He wants help to finish his play and, we may suspect, free himself from it. And though his new acquaintance is austere, abrupt and almost unearthly, Henry the writer is drawn more and more deeply into Henry the taxidermist’s uncompromising world. The same goes for the reader. The more we read of the play within the novel, the more we find out about the lives of Beatrice and Virgil – in a series of initially funny, and then increasingly harrowing dialogues – the more troubling their story becomes. As we are drawn deeper into their disturbing moral fable, the relationship between the two faltering writers named Henry becomes more and more complex until it can only be resolved in an explosive, unexpected catastrophe. Though Beatrice & Virgil is initially as wry and engaging as anything Yann Martel has written, this book gradually grows into something more, a shattering and ultimately transfixing work that asks searching questions about the nature of our understanding of history, the meaning of suffering and the value of art. Together it is a pioneeringly original and profoundly moving accomplishment, one that meets Kafka’s description of what a book should be: the axe for the frozen sea within us.

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

The Bridge of San Luis Rey [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0063244713
Author: Thornton Wilder
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “The essence of Mr. Wilder’s book is really the feeling in it; it is a ‘notation of the heart’ with sympathy. Gaily or sadly, but always with understanding, a belief in the miracle of love runs through it all.” —Times Literary Supplement (London) "On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below." With this celebrated sentence Thornton Wilder begins The Bridge of San Luis Rey, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a novel beloved throughout the world. By fate or chance, a monk has witnessed the collapse. Deeply moved by the tragedy, Brother Juniper embarks on a quest to prove that it was divine intervention, not chance, that led to the deaths of the five people crossing the bridge that day. His search leads readers on a timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition.. This edition includes a foreword by acclaimed author Russell Banks and an afterword by Wilder's nephew, Tappan, along with previously unpublished notes and other illuminating documentary material about the novel and author.

Wildwood

Wildwood [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062093533
Author: Colin Meloy
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Wildwood by Colin Meloy Book Resume:

For fans of The Chronicles of Narnia comes the first book in the Wildwood Chronicles, the New York Times bestselling fantasy adventure series by Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society. In Wildwood, Prue and her friend Curtis uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval—a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood. Wildwood captivates readers with the wonder and thrill of a secret world within the landscape of a modern city. It feels at once firmly steeped in the classics of children's literature and completely fresh at the same time. The story is told from multiple points of view, and the book features more than eighty illustrations, including six full-color plates, making this an absolutely gorgeous object. Supports the Common Core State Standards

Birds Without Wings

Birds Without Wings [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307368874
Author: Louis de Bernieres
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres Book Resume:

Birds Without Wings traces the fortunes of one small community in southwest Turkey (Anatolia) in the early part of the last century—a quirky community in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully over the centuries and where friendship, even love, has transcended religious differences. But with the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the onset of the Great War, the sweep of history has a cataclysmic effect on this peaceful place: The great love of Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim, a Muslim shepherd who courts her from near infancy, culminates in tragedy and madness; Two inseparable childhood friends who grow up playing in the hills above the town suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the bloody struggle; and Rustem Bey, a wealthy landlord, who has an enchanting mistress who is not what she seems. Far away from these small lives, a man of destiny who will come to be known as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is emerging to create a country from the ruins of an empire. Victory at Gallipoli fails to save the Ottomans from ultimate defeat and, as a new conflict arises, Muslims and Christians struggle to survive, let alone understand, their part in the great tragedy that will reshape the whole region forever.

Indians on Vacation

Indians on Vacation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443460567
Author: Thomas King
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Indians on Vacation by Thomas King Book Resume:

A #1 Indie bestseller and a Canadian bestseller for 22 weeks, the brilliant latest novel from one of Canada’s foremost authors Inspired by a handful of postcards sent nearly a hundred years ago, Bird and Mimi attempt to trace long-lost uncle Leroy and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe. “I’m sweaty and sticky. My ears are still popping from the descent into Vaclav Havel. My sinuses ache. My stomach is upset. My mouth is a sewer. I roll over and bury my face in a pillow. Mimi snuggles down beside me with no regard for my distress. ‘My god,’ she whispers, ‘can it get any better?’” By turns witty, sly and poignant, this is the unforgettable tale of one couple’s holiday in Europe, where their wanderings through its famous capitals reveal a complicated history, both personal and political.

A Short Philosophy of Birds

A Short Philosophy of Birds [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062945688
Author: Philippe J. Dubois,Elise Rousseau
Publisher: HarperCollins
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A Short Philosophy of Birds by Philippe J. Dubois,Elise Rousseau Book Resume:

“Brilliant, magical and engrossing–I will never see birds the same way again.” — Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees THE INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON Twenty-two short lessons from the secret lives of birds on living harmoniously and reconnecting with nature. This charming volume on bird behavior invites us to take a step back from our busy lives and to listen to the tiny philosophers of the sky. From the delicate sparrow to the majestic eagle, birds are among the most fascinating species on earth, and there is much to be learned from these paragons of beauty and grace that can be applied to our lives, including: Independence: what it means to be “pushed out of the nest.” Vulnerability: what the mallard teaches us about giving up our old feathers for new ones in order to fly. Gender equality: what happens when a papa Turtledove sits on the nest. Hierarchy and power: what the raven and the vulture know about the pecking order. Filled with elegant illustrations of bird species, this gem of a book celebrates of our friends in the sky, and what they can teach us about the rhythms of life.

Of Bridges

Of Bridges [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 022673532X
Author: Thomas Harrison
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Of Bridges by Thomas Harrison Book Resume:

“Always,” wrote Philip Larkin, “it is by bridges that we live.” Bridges represent our aspirations to connect, to soar across divides. And it is the unfinished business of these aspirations that makes bridges such stirring sights, especially when they are marvels of ingenuity. A rich compendium of myths, superstitions, literary and ideological figurations, as well as architectural and musical illustrations, Of Bridges organizes a poetic and philosophical history of bridges into nine thematic clusters. Leaping in lucid prose between seemingly unrelated times and places, Thomas Harrison gives a panoramic account of the diverse meanings and valences of human bridges, questioning why they are built and where they lead. He investigates bridges as flashpoints in war and the mega-bridges of our globalized world. He probes links forged by religion between life’s transience and eternity and the consolidating ties of music, illustrated in a case study of the blues. He illuminates the real and symbolic crossings facing migrants each day and the affective connections that make persons and societies cohere. In fine and intricate readings of literature, philosophy, art, and geography, Harrison engages in a profound reflection on how bridges form and transform cultural communities. Interdisciplinary and deeply lyrical, Of Bridges is a mesmerizing, vertiginous tale of bridges both visible and invisible, both lived and imagined.

Coryats Crudities: Selections

Coryats Crudities: Selections [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1770485449
Author: Thomas Coryate
Publisher: Broadview Press
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Coryats Crudities: Selections by Thomas Coryate Book Resume:

The early seventeenth-century traveler Thomas Coryate’s five-month tour of Western Europe culminated in Coryats Crudities, one of the strangest travelogues published in early modern England. This edition abridges the Crudities’ more than 900 pages to a manageable size, focusing on episodes most likely to be of interest to students—such as Coryate’s descriptions of Venetian mountebanks, courtesans, and Jews; his crossing of the Alps; and his attendance at a Corpus Christi celebration in Paris. The selection of contextual materials includes illustrations from the first edition, along with a sampling from another eccentric feature of the Crudities: a collection of mock commendatory poems making fun of Coryate and his journey.

Interfictions

Interfictions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1618730118
Author: Delia Sherman,Theodora Goss
Publisher: Small Beer Press
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Interfictions by Delia Sherman,Theodora Goss Book Resume:

Nineteen writers dig into the spaces between genres and bring up gems of new fiction.

Escapement

Escapement [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1429933690
Author: Jay Lake
Publisher: Macmillan
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Escapement by Jay Lake Book Resume:

In his novel Mainspring, Lake created an enormous canvas for storytelling with his hundred mile high Equatorial Wall that holds up the great Gears of the Earth. Now in Escapement, he explores more of that territory. Paolina Barthes is a young woman of remarkable intellectual ability – a genius on the level of Isaac Newton. But she has grown up in isolation, in a small village of shipwreck survivors, on the Wall in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. She knows little of the world, but she knows that England rules it, and must be the home of people who possess the learning that she so desperately wants. And so she sets off to make her way off the Wall, not knowing that she will bring her astounding, unschooled talent for sorcery to the attention of those deadly factions who would use or kill her for it. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Quest of the Thought Travellers

The Quest of the Thought Travellers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1460298918
Author: S.E. Stewart
Publisher: FriesenPress
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The Quest of the Thought Travellers by S.E. Stewart Book Resume:

The Quest of the Thought Travellers What would you do if you met a really strange boy who said you had a magical gift? Would you believe him? And what if he said he desperately needed your help to solve a mystery? Would you have the daring and courage to journey with him into different and dangerous worlds? Could you stand your ground when faced with a fire-breathing dragon? Would your sense of humour help you not lose your mind? It happened to Mackenzie, Tom and Rory, three children on a quest, having hilarious battles of wit and using magic powers to challenge a dragon, a witch, and a black hearted knight and many other enchanted creatures. Will the children overcome sorceries, fire and floods? Travel with them and find out!

Arctic Life of Birds and Mammals

Arctic Life of Birds and Mammals [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3642856551
Author: L. Irving
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Arctic Life of Birds and Mammals by L. Irving Book Resume:

After travel through Alaska during the Second World War, in 1947 I went to Barrow with a very lively group of biologists. From their productive research developed the Arctic Research Laboratory. While we examined the rather surpris ingly modest metabolic rates of arctic warmblooded animals in cold, PER SCHO LANDER proposed and then carried out measurements of metabolism of some tropi cal animals in Panama. The differences could be formulated to show the basis of adaptation to arctic cold and to tropical warmth. Imagination and logic were required to formulate the comparison so that it could become a part of science, but the essential measurements were derived from animals and plants in their own arctic and tropical environments. Characteristics that adapt the forms of life to climatic conditions of various environments appear clear in the large dimensions of extremely differing climates. At the time of my arrival in Alaska many of the arctic Eskimos were still largely dependent on natural resources of their immediate and local environment, in which great seasonal changes in temperature and solar radiation appeared as dominant factors. The living environment on which they subsisted was also mar kedly affected by the changes of the seasons, in particular by the change in state of water to ice that terminated summer and by the melting that brought the late transition from winter to summer.

The Story of Paris (Medieval Towns Series)

The Story of Paris (Medieval Towns Series) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 147336289X
Author: Thomas Okey
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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The Story of Paris (Medieval Towns Series) by Thomas Okey Book Resume:

This book is a comprehensive treatise on Parisian history from Graeco-Roman Paris to modernity. A fascinating and insightful volume, “The Story of Paris” will appeal to those with an interest in French history, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “Gallo-Roman Paris”, “The Barbarian Invasions—St. Genevieve—The Conversion of Clovis”, “The Merovingian Dynasty”, “The Carlovigians—The Great Siege of Paris by the Normans—The Germs of Feudalism”, “The Rise of the Capetian Kings and the Growth of Feudal Paris”, “Paris under Philip Augustus and St. Louis”, et cetera. Thomas Okey (1852–1935) was a master basket-weaver, translator, and writer. Other notable works by this author include: “Venice and its Story” (1904), “Paris and its Story” (1925), “The Story of Avignon” (1926). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

The Story of Paris

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Author: Thomas Okey
Publisher: Good Press
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"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.