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Eagle in the Land of Dragons

Eagle in the Land of Dragons [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1469182890
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Eagle in the Land of Dragons by , Book Resume:

In 36 BC, Li Bi was the Prefect of Zhangye province in Han Dynasty China. He was called out of a comfortable retirement to join a military expedition against his old enemies the Xiongnu as cavalry commander. He would rather stay home in his new villa and enjoy the carnal pleasures with youngest wife Qingling. His past however beckons him and leaves him no choice. There are Romans in the Xiongnu army and perhaps, old comrades. Meanwhile as he prepares his men he writes a book about another war fought right around the world in Belgica. He traces the adventures of a young Centurion named Livy as he fights for Julius Caesar against the Belgae in 57BC. Livy leads Caesars band of mounted scouts armed with composite bows. The war is brutal but Livys life is complicated by the many exotic and seductive women he meets on the campaign trail. Caesar sends him on ever more dangerous missions but Livys understanding of the art of war sees him trough each encounter with the brave and determined enemy. The campaign climaxes at the River Sabis where Bodougnatus, King of the Nervii and 100,000 blood thirsty barbarians set up an elaborate ambush for the unwary Roman Army. Can Caesars vaunted tactical skills save the Roman Army from annihilation? Will Livys vaunted good luck finally run out? Meanwhile Li Bi rides west to face Chanyu Zhizhi, King of the Western Xiongnu with his newly raised cavalry armed with repeating crossbows. How will his Chinese troops fare against crack Roman infantry?

The Book of Dragons

The Book of Dragons [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1291756809
Author: E. Nesbit
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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The Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit Book Resume:

A dragon who flies out of a magical book; one whose purr quiets a fussy baby; another who eats an entire pack of tame hunting-hippopotomuses: These eight dragon tales are filled with the imaginative wit of children's author Edith Nesbit.

Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea and the Holy Land

Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea and the Holy Land [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1605203769
Author: John Lloyd Stephens
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
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Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea and the Holy Land by John Lloyd Stephens Book Resume:

Perhaps the first modern travelogues still to capture the imaginations of armchair explorers, the mid-19th-century bestselling books of American diplomat and writer JOHN LLOYD STEPHENS (1805-1852) read like the most inspired of novels, their poetic immediacy placing the reader square in the saddle of adventure. In this classic 1837 work-which no less a critic than Edgar Allan Poe praised for its "freshness of manner evincing manliness of feeling"-Stephens takes the reader on an evocative journey through the Middle East, from a visit to the pyramids of Egypt to encounters with enthusiastic locals and much more, Complete with all the beautiful original illustrations by English artist and architect FREDERICK CATHERWOOD (1799-1854), this delightful book continues to enthrall adventurous spirits today.

Media and the Make-Believe Worlds of Children

Media and the Make-Believe Worlds of Children [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135607265
Author: Maya Gotz,Dafna Lemish,Hyesung Moon,Amy Aidman
Publisher: Routledge
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Media and the Make-Believe Worlds of Children by Maya Gotz,Dafna Lemish,Hyesung Moon,Amy Aidman Book Resume:

Media and the Make-Believe Worlds of Children offers new insights into children's descriptions of their invented or "make-believe" worlds, and the role that the children's experience with media plays in creating these worlds. Based on the results of a cross-cultural study conducted in the United States, Germany, Israel, and South Korea, it offers an innovative look at media's role on children's creative lives. This distinctive volume: *outlines the central debates and research findings in the area of children, fantasy worlds, and the media; *provides a descriptive account of children's make-believe worlds and their wishes for actions they would like to take in these worlds; *highlights the centrality of media in children's make believe worlds; *emphasizes the multiple creative ways in which children use media as resources in their environment to express their own inner worlds; and *suggests the various ways in which the tension between traditional gender portrayals that continue to dominate media texts and children's wishes to act are presented in their fantasies. The work also demonstrates the value of research in unveiling the complicated ways in which media are woven into the fabric of children's everyday lives, examining the creative and sophisticated uses they make of their contents, and highlighting the responsibility that producers of media texts for children have in offering young viewers a wide array of role models and narratives to use in their fantasies. An enclosed CD provides full-color images of the artwork produced during the study. This book will appeal to scholars and graduate students in children and media, early childhood education, and developmental psychology. It can be used in graduate level courses in these areas.

Dragons and Tigers: A Geography of South, East, and Southeast Asia, 3rd Edition

Dragons and Tigers: A Geography of South, East, and Southeast Asia, 3rd Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118139992
Author: Barbara A. Weightman
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
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Dragons and Tigers: A Geography of South, East, and Southeast Asia, 3rd Edition by Barbara A. Weightman Book Resume:

Dragons and Tigers: A Geography of South, East, and Southeast Asia, Third Edition is the only book that covers all three regions South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. It is the most comprehensive book on the market for a Geography of Asia course. It contains updated and additional maps covering distribution of religions, physical features, linguistic and religious pluralism in Southeast Asia, and more. Using a cross-disciplinary approach, the author discusses evolving physical and cultural landscapes. New to this edition is added content coverage on the impact of globalization, environmental issues, recent environmental disasters and their effects on the region, the recent global economic crisis, migration and urbanization, gender and child welfare issues, religious conflict, agribusiness and sustainability and new patterns of trade.

The Book of Dragons

The Book of Dragons [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2291050427
Author: Edith Nesbit
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The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit Book Resume:

Eight madcap tales of unpredictable dragons — including one made of ice, another that takes refuge in the General Post Office, and a fire-breathing monster that flies out of an enchanted book and eats an entire soccer team!

A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels

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Author: Hastings, James
Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
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A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels by Hastings, James Book Resume:

The purpose of this dictionary is to give an account of everything that relates to Christ - His Person, Life, Work, and Teaching. It is in a sense complementary to the Dictionary of the Bible, in which, of course, Christ has a great place. It was originally published as a two volume set; however, this eBook contains both volumes in one. It also includes extensive entries on the four Gospels. Biblical expert and Editor James Hastings compiled over nineteen hundred pages (printed edition) of notes from over one hundred international contributors and scholars. While this is an enormous and scholarly work, it is also readable and helpful for a range of students. Each item contains detailed and nonetheless concise material, accompanied by the author’s name.

The Poetic Edda

The Poetic Edda [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191662933
Author: Carolyne Larrington
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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The Poetic Edda by Carolyne Larrington Book Resume:

She sees, coming up a second time, earth from the ocean, eternally green; the waterfalls plunge, an eagle soars above them, over the mountain hunting fish. After the terrible conflagration of Ragnarok, the earth rises serenely again from the ocean, and life is renewed. The Poetic Edda begins with The Seeress's Prophecy which recounts the creation of the world, and looks forward to its destruction and rebirth. In this great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry, the exploits of gods and humans are related. The one-eyed Odin, red-bearded Thor, Loki the trickster, the lovely goddesses, and the giants who are their enemies walk beside the heroic Helgi, Sigurd the Dragon-Slayer, Brynhild the shield-maiden, and the implacable Gudrun. This translation also features the quest-poem The Lay of Svipdag and The Waking of Angantyr, in which a girl faces down her dead father to retrieve his sword. Comic, tragic, instructive, grandiose, witty, and profound, the poems of the Edda have influenced artists from Wagner to Tolkien and speak to us as freely as when they were first written down seven hundred and fifty years ago.

The Soul of A New Machine

The Soul of A New Machine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316204552
Author: Tracy Kidder
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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The Soul of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder Book Resume:

Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder memorably records the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. Computers have changed since 1981, when The Soul of a New Machine first examined the culture of the computer revolution. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations. The Soul of a New Machine is an essential chapter in the history of the machine that revolutionized the world in the twentieth century.

Modern Poetry and Ethnography

Modern Poetry and Ethnography [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230119875
Author: S. Heuston
Publisher: Springer
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Modern Poetry and Ethnography by S. Heuston Book Resume:

This study maps a new approach to the works of W.B. Yeats, Robert Frost, Robert Penn Warren, and Seamus Heaney. Sean Heuston combines interdisciplinary analysis, specifically ethnography, with close reading, and in so doing argues provocatively for the intersection of modern poetry studies and contemporary ethnographic theory.

A Biblical and Theological Dictionary

A Biblical and Theological Dictionary [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Richard Watson
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
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A Biblical and Theological Dictionary by Richard Watson Book Resume:

A Biblical and Theological Dictionary' by Richard Watson consists explanatory notes about the history, manners, and customs of the Jews, and neighbouring nations. It was first published in the year 1832.

European Perceptions of Terra Australis

European Perceptions of Terra Australis [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317139445
Author: Alfred Hiatt,Christopher Wortham
Publisher: Routledge
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European Perceptions of Terra Australis by Alfred Hiatt,Christopher Wortham Book Resume:

Terra Australis - the southern land - was one of the most widespread concepts in European geography from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, although the notion of a land mass in the southern seas had been prevalent since classical antiquity. Despite this fact, there has been relatively little sustained scholarly work on European concepts of Terra Australis or the intellectual background to European voyages of discovery and exploration to Australia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Through interdisciplinary scholarly contributions, ranging across history, the visual arts, literature and popular culture, this volume considers the continuities and discontinuities between the imagined space of Terra Australis and its subsequent manifestation. It will shed new light on familiar texts, people and events - such as the Dutch and French explorations of Australia, the Batavia shipwreck and the Baudin expedition - by setting them in unexpected contexts and alongside unfamiliar texts and people. The book will be of interest to, among others, intellectual and cultural historians, literary scholars, historians of cartography, the visual arts, women's and post-colonial studies.

Paint Your Dragon

Paint Your Dragon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0748113657
Author: Tom Holt
Publisher: Orbit
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Paint Your Dragon by Tom Holt Book Resume:

'Another imaginative and seriously funny novel from a master of the humorous fantasy genre.' - BOOKS MAGAZINE 'Only a writer like Holt could make this work quite so well, and he does with great skill. Lots of fun.' - MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS One moment Bianca's sculpture of St George is lacking just the final touches, the next, it's lacking a dragon. This is only the first step in a fight between good and evil, involving some heavyweight gamblers, a time entrepreneur, a dragon, St George, and some hideous but endearing demons. From one of the best-loved comic writers in fantasy fiction comes another absurdly witty title - perfect for fans of Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett Books by Tom Holt: Walled Orchard Series Goatsong The Walled Orchard J.W. Wells & Co. Series The Portable Door In Your Dreams Earth, Air, Fire and Custard You Don't Have to Be Evil to Work Here, But It Helps The Better Mousetrap May Contain Traces of Magic Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages YouSpace Series Doughnut When It's A Jar The Outsorcerer's Apprentice The Good, the Bad and the Smug Novels Expecting Someone Taller Who's Afraid of Beowulf Flying Dutch Ye Gods! Overtime Here Comes the Sun Grailblazers Faust Among Equals Odds and Gods Djinn Rummy My Hero Paint your Dragon Open Sesame Wish you Were Here Alexander at World's End Only Human Snow White and the Seven Samurai Olympiad Valhalla Nothing But Blue Skies Falling Sideways Little People Song for Nero Meadowland Barking Blonde Bombshell The Management Style of the Supreme Beings An Orc on the Wild Side

Empire of Dragons

Empire of Dragons [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0330527800
Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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Empire of Dragons by Valerio Massimo Manfredi Book Resume:

Anatolia, AD 260. The Roman outpost of Edessa is on its last legs after the Persian siege, and Roman Emperor Publius Licinius Valerianus agrees to meet his adversary to negotiate peace. But the meeting is a trap and the Emperor ends up in enemy hands, along with the commander of his personal guard, Marcus Metellus Aquila, and ten of his most valiant and trusted men. Their destiny is sealed: they will rot away in a mine, forced into slavery. But Metellus - legate of the Second Augusta Legion, hero of the empire - and his men break free and find shelter at an oasis, where they meet a mysterious, exiled prince. The Romans become the prince's private militia, agreeing to safeguard the prince's journey back to his homeland, Sera Maior, the mythical Kingdom of Silk - China. And so they begin an extraordinary and epic journey through the forests of India, the Himalayan mountains, the deserts of central Asia, all the way to the heart of China - as the very survival of the world's greatest two empires is at stake.

A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0544084373
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin Book Resume:

Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance. This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE TOMBS OF ATUAN.

Arden Shakespeare Third Series Complete Works

Arden Shakespeare Third Series Complete Works [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1474296408
Author: Ann Thompson,David Scott Kastan,H. R. Woudhuysen,Richard Proudfoot
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Arden Shakespeare Third Series Complete Works by Ann Thompson,David Scott Kastan,H. R. Woudhuysen,Richard Proudfoot Book Resume:

This new Complete Works marks the completion of the Arden Shakespeare Third Series and includes the complete plays, poems and sonnets, edited by leading international scholars. New to this edition are the 'apocryphal' plays, part-written by Shakespeare: Double Falsehood, Sir Thomas More and King Edward III. The anthology is unique in giving all three extant texts of Hamlet from Shakespeare's time: the first and second Quarto texts of 1603 and 1604-5, and the first Folio text of 1623. With a simple alphabetical arrangement the Complete Works are easy to navigate, and the reader's understanding and enjoyment are enhanced by the general introduction, short individual introductions to each text, a glossary and a bibliography. This handsome volume is ideal for readers keen to explore Shakespeare's work and for anyone building their literary library.

Hunting of the Last Dragon

Hunting of the Last Dragon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062459775
Author: Sherryl Jordan
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Hunting of the Last Dragon by Sherryl Jordan Book Resume:

The last of the great fire-breathing dragons has awakened. . . . Everyone thought all the dragons had been wiped out—until a fierce flying beast appears and leaves the village of Doran in flames. There is only one survivor: Jude, an ordinary man who never intended to be a hero. He'd rather avoid any danger, but a strange, strong-willed girl from a distant land has her own plans for hunting the last dragon. Can her courage and cunning help him conquer his fear in time to save their world from devastation? Sherryl Jordan's The Hunting of the Last Dragon is a gripping story of fantasy, courage, and romance.

The Dragon of Despair

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Author: Jane Lindskold
Publisher: Obsidian Tiger Books
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When Firekeeper discovers that the Beast’s greatest fear has become reality, she turns to King Tedric of Hawk Haven for aid. The old king is willing to help the wolf-woman – for a price. Firekeeper’s former adversary, Melina Shield, has risen to great prominence in the neighboring land of New Kelvin. Melina’s unexpected power threatens the reputation of King Tedric’s heir apparent, Sapphire, and, through Sapphire, dreams for the new realm of Bright Haven. King Tedric’s price for helping the Beasts is that Firekeeper and Blind Seer escort Elise Archer and her handpicked diplomatic team into New Kelvin, then assist them with their investigations. The last time Firekeeper and her friends visited New Kelvin, they ended up fleeing as hunted fugitives, but this may be the least difficulty upon their return. Firekeeper is plagued with visions featuring the comet that streaks through the skies. These feed her growing sense that to continue interacting with humans will eventually lead to the transformation of the wild Beasts into nothing more than human tools. Doubt is a new enemy to Firekeeper – one that threatens even her bond with her beloved companion, the wolf, Blind Seer.

The Last Kingdom Series Books 1 and 2: The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman (The Last Kingdom Series)

The Last Kingdom Series Books 1 and 2: The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman (The Last Kingdom Series) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0008159645
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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The Last Kingdom Series Books 1 and 2: The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman (The Last Kingdom Series) by Bernard Cornwell Book Resume:

BBC’s major TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Books 1-2 now available in one eBook collection.

Azulagua

Azulagua [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1469182467
Author: Bridget Roemelen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Chapter One: The Great War. In the land of Azulagua, the magical beings were in a state of terror. For a new being was on the cost of their home, many had fled to their homes and some ran and hide behind the rocks that lined the tree line. The new comers finally made landfall on July Fifth, 2007. The magical beings were a race called Wood Elves, there are three types of elves but in this world there are only two the Wood and the High elves(no that does not mean on drugs it means that they are wiser and more spirally inclined than the other types of elves like a Buddhist Monk); they ran to find their queen, Vulcania. The QUEEN assembled two of her finest soldiers and rode out to meet these 'Beings' who are now in her territory. But before she could do such a thing she must consult with her council of elders and send a fare warning to the beings. The fallowing evening Queen Vulcania and two of her most skilled archers arrive on the outskirts of their small settlement called Gore. It is a small settlement just off the Egene Sea, and is governed by Mark Van Drake. He is about five foot nine with golden-brown hair and bright baby blue eyes, his family is very rich but he is poor due to the fact that his father, King Vladimir Van Drake, tried to kill Mark at the age of sixteen. So he and a small group of pilgrims as well as friends sailed south of Great Britain and found land, all because of his father and the terror that he caused. Mark Van Drake was very young when he showed numerous talent of being a skilled leader and he also excelled in politics as well as money, born on March tenth, 1991; he progressed under his mother's watchful eye. On the eve of July fifth, 2007 Queen Vulacania entered Gore and asked to speak with the leader of the settlement. Mark stepped forward and said "I am the leader of the people of Gore, what matter of business do you have with me," "I, Queen Vulacania, ruler of these lands have come to negotiate with you on terms of peace so that your people and my people may help one another if need be." Mark and Queen Vulacania went to town hall and they discussed the terms to which they both approved of. The humans and elves lived peacefully for many a month, each harvest they would come together and celebrate, on the last day of the harvest they would celebrate with a feast; they called this day 'All Thanks Day.' On the first day of spring, a young lady of the age of sixteen was out with her friends in the forest around Gore playing a game. After the game she the young lady took a brisk walk to find some berries when she came to a clearing with a large, shiny rock in the middle. So she walked over to it thinking that it was just a large rock so she picked it up and when the sun hit the rock it revealed colors of red, black and blue. The colors reminded her of something she once had but she couldn't remember what, so she took it home unaware of the danger that lurked above. For the rock was not a rock at all but an egg that belonged to the fieriest beast that side of the mountains, A DRAGON!!! To a dragon the most important thing is the well being of the young, for you see dragons watch their young in turns. ( the American Bald eagle does the same, they care for their young in turns.) At that moment the sire of the egg was watching every move that she made, from where he sat the young lady looked like an elf (we are almost identical) so he went to the elves to ask why they would do something like that. Bridgett Ravenclaw ( the young lady) went back to her cottage at the edge of the forest. Bridgett is a sixteen year old, five foot ten inch, brunette with blue-green eyes who will go on a journey of self-discovery and wonder. During the night the area around the stone(egg) she found earlier that day began to stir and shake with a vigorous force. So she lite a candle then walked over to where the stone was, she found it shattered into very fine shards of blue and black. She looked around