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Finnikin of the Rock

By Melina Marchetta
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  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Isbn : 9780763651756
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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2008 Printz Award Winner Melina Marchetta crafts an epic fantasy of ancient magic, exile, feudal intrigue, and romance that rivets from the first page. (Age 14 and up) Finnikin was only a child during the five days of the unspeakable, when the royal family of Lumatere were brutally murdered, and an imposter seized the throne. Now a curse binds all who remain inside Lumatere’s walls, and those who escaped roam the surrounding lands as exiles, persecuted and despairing, dying by the thousands in fever camps. In a narrative crackling with the tension of an imminent storm, Finnikin, now on the cusp of manhood, is compelled to join forces with an arrogant and enigmatic young novice named Evanjalin, who claims that her dark dreams will lead the exiles to a surviving royal child and a way to pierce the cursed barrier and regain the land of Lumatere. But Evanjalin’s unpredictable behavior suggests that she is not what she seems -- and the startling truth will test Finnikin’s faith not only in her, but in all he knows to be true about himself and his destiny.

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Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator and diplomat. Burton's best-known achievements include a well-documented journey to Mecca, in disguise; an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights; the publication of the Kama Sutra in English and an expedition with J. H. Spake to discover the source of Nile. E-artnow present his greatest works as an author, translator and explorer. His works and the works about his life act as the true legacy of his untamed travel spirit and eternal curiosity. _x000D_ Content_x000D_ Translations:_x000D_ Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana_x000D_ Book of Thousand Nights and A Night (Complete Edition)_x000D_ The Perfumed Garden of the Cheikh Nefzaoui_x000D_ Ananga Ranga_x000D_ Vikram and the Vampire_x000D_ Travel Writings:_x000D_ First Footsteps in East Africa_x000D_ Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah _x000D_ To the Gold Coast for Gold_x000D_ Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo_x000D_ Unexplored Syria _x000D_ Historical Research:_x000D_ A New System of Sword Exercise for Infantry_x000D_ The Sentiment of the Sword: A Country-House Dialogue_x000D_ Poetry:_x000D_ The Kasîdah of Hâjî Abdû El-Yezdî_x000D_ The Gulistan of Sa'di_x000D_ Priapeia_x000D_ Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus_x000D_ Poem to His Wife_x000D_ Alma Minha Gentil, Que Te Partiste_x000D_ Em Quanto Quiz Fortuna Que Tivesse_x000D_ Eu Cantarei De Amor Tao Docemente_x000D_ No Mundo Poucos Annos, E Cansados_x000D_ Que Levas, Cruel Morte? Hum Claro Dia_x000D_ Ah! Minha Dinamene! Assim Deixaste_x000D_ Biography and Further Readings:_x000D_ Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright_x000D_ Romance of Isabel Lady Burton: The Story of Her Life_x000D_ Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile by J. H. Speke_x000D_ What Led to the Discovery of the Nile by J. H. Speke_x000D_ Arabian Society in the Middle Ages_x000D_ Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia

Elvis Music FAQ

By Mike Eder
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 9781617135811
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 759
  • File Pdf: elvis-music-faq.pdf

Book Summary:

Why is Elvis Presley's body of recorded work still so relevant nearly 60 years after he began recording? ÊElvis Music FAQÊ is for anyone who has been inspired by an Elvis Presley record. Following in the tradition of the FAQ series in ÊElvis Music FAQÊ a lot of rare information is woven together in one concise entertaining package. There are chapters about every year of Elvis's career including a look at his pioneering original record label Sun; insight on his management; the continued importance of television in his career; a summation of each Presley concert tour; the inside scoop about the role Elvis's band members and songwriters played in his sound; stories about the amusing musical oddities created by those trying to ride on the Elvis success train; details about the contentious role drugs played in his career; and finally a full review of every record the King ever issued. One might say that the only truths about Elvis Presley can be found in the grooves of his records where his natural talent and passion for music comes through always. ÊElvis Music FAQÊ aims to be the one essential companion that explains the reason why the voice heard over the speakers still carries such resonance. Dozens of rare images accompany this engaging text.

The Little Black Book of London, 2016 Edition

By Vesna Neskow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
  • Isbn : 9781441321923
  • Pages : 236
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 780
  • File Pdf: the-little-black-book-of-london-2016-edition.pdf

Book Summary:

2016 Edition. With insider recommendations and full-color neighborhood maps that pinpoint landmarks, museums, entertainment, pubs, clubs, and hotels, this fab city guide walks you through the best of the Royal Capital, with excursions outside London as well. * Organized by district * Color-coded, numbered entries in the text are linked to full-color area maps in each chapter. * Quick-reference subsections describe landmarks, arts and culture, dining, nightlife, shopping, and hotels * Easy-to-understand explanations of transportation, customs, currency, telephone procedures, business hours, and etiquette * Lists London's biggest seasonal events * ''Top Picks'' direct you to not-to-be-missed attractions * Spot illustrations throughout liven the text * Nine full-color maps, including overview map, area-detail maps, and transport map Best Travel Series of the Year, 2008. Hooper, Brad (author). FEATURE. First published September 15, 2008 (Booklist). We select the Little Black Travel Books as our travel guide series of the year. The main reasons for designating these guides as best of the year are their portability and user friendliness....each volume has a neat, tidy, and nicely detailed foldout map to the particular area under discussion. The chapters in each volume correspond to the geographical areas into which the authors divide the city for the tourist. Each chapter gives basics on places to see, available art, and entertainment venues, places to eat and drink, where to shop, and where to stay. You can study a range of guides before your actual trip, but this is definitely a commendable candidate for carrying with you on site. --Booklist (American Library Association)

Saveur: The New Comfort Food

By James Oseland,Editors of Saveur Magazine
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Isbn : 9781452105390
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 572
  • File Pdf: saveur.pdf

Book Summary:

From the pages of Saveur magazine, one of the world's premier food publications, comes a celebration of the enormous range of regional American and international dishes that have shaped the classic comfort foods of today. A steaming bowl of udon noodles, a bubbling serving of macaroni and cheese, a hearty helping of huevos rancheros, a perfectly browned grilled cheese sandwichthese are just some of the 100 mouthwatering recipes in this extraordinary volume that highlights the pleasures of comfort food in all its diversity. Brimming with more than 200 stunning photographs and memorable sidebars that present the people, ingredients, and techniques involved in the recipes, Saveur The New Comfort Food is an unforgettable journey behind the scenes of our favorite heartwarming dishes.

The Broadview Introduction to Literature: Poetry - Second Edition

By Lisa Chalykoff,Neta Gordon,Paul Lumsden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Isbn : 9781770487451
  • Pages :
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 664
  • File Pdf: the-broadview-introduction-to-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

Designed for courses taught at the introductory level in Canadian universities and colleges, this new anthology provides a rich selection of literary texts. Unlike many other such anthologies, it includes literary non-fiction as well as poetry, short fiction, and drama. In each genre the anthology includes a vibrant mix of classic and contemporary works. Each work is accompanied by an introductory headnote and by explanatory notes, and each genre is prefaced by a substantial introduction. Companion websites include genre-specific quizzes and discussion questions for students and instructors. Pedagogically current and uncommon in its breadth of representation, The Broadview Introduction to Literature invites students into the world of literary study in a truly distinctive way. The second edition of The Broadview Anthology of Literature: Poetry includes new poetry by Harryette Mullen, Gregory Scofield, Warsan Shire, Frank Bidart, and more.

Lionel Atwill: The Exquisite Villain

By Neil Pettigrew
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 326
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 430
  • File Pdf: lionel-atwill.pdf

Book Summary:

Lionel Atwill: The Exquisite Villain contains a vast amount of new information which was discovered by author Neil Pettigrew on the controversial Golden Age of Hollywood star Lionel Atwill. Atwill starred in many classic films including Captain Blood, To B or Not to Be, Mystery of the Wax Museum, Murder in the Zoo, Mark of the Vampire and many, many more. The biography also contains many never before seen photographs and was written with the participation of Lionel Atwill's relatives, including a Foreword by Atwill's son, Lionel A. Atwill.

The Ballymaloe Cookbook, revised and updated 50-year anniversary edition

By Myrtle Allen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Isbn : 9780717165162
  • Pages : 370
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 976
  • File Pdf: the-ballymaloe-cookbook-revised-and-updated-50-year-anniversary-edition.pdf

Book Summary:

First published in 1977, The Ballymaloe Cookbook espouses a food philosophy rare for its time, but now so prevalent that this revised and updated edition shows just what an impact Myrtle Allen has made. With classic, simple recipes, The Ballymaloe Cookbook is the ultimate kitchen cookery manual, packed with priceless tips from a true master chef, such as ‘how to get a carrot to taste like a carrot’ and ‘how not to drown a fresh fish’! Myrtle’s charming food writing contains a world of wisdom that reveals a woman of great foresight, and not only where food is concerned. It is an elegant tribute to an authentic and sustainable way of life to which many of us are now seeking to return. This new edition of The Ballymaloe Cookbook marks both Myrtle’s ninetieth birthday and fifty years of her award-winning, internationally renowned restaurant at Ballymaloe House. Containing many new recipes, the book is a celebration of modern Irish cooking at its best. The Ballymaloe Cookbook: Table of Contents Soups and Starters Sauces Fish and Shellfish Poultry Meat Vegetables Sweets and Ices Tarts, Breads and Cakes Pâtés, Cheese and Eggs Some Drinks

The Rock from the Sky

By Jon Klassen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Isbn : 9781536222692
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 849
  • File Pdf: the-rock-from-the-sky.pdf

Book Summary:

Look up! From the Caldecott Medal–winning creator of the hat trilogy comes a new deadpan gem. There is a spot. It is a good spot. It is the perfect spot to stand. There is no reason to ever leave. But somewhere above there is also a rock. A rock from the sky. Here comes The Rock from the Sky, a hilarious meditation on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there’s something off somewhere, but you just can’t put your finger on it. Merging broad visual suspense with wry wit, celebrated picture book creator Jon Klassen gives us a wholly original comedy for the ages.


By Nick Tosches
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Isbn : 9780786750986
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 654
  • File Pdf: country.pdf

Book Summary:

Celebrating the dark origins of our most American music, Country reveals a wild shadowland of history that encompasses blackface minstrels and yodeling cowboys; honky-tonk hell and rockabilly heaven; medieval myth and musical miscegenation; sex, drugs, murder; and rays of fierce illumination on Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others, famous and forgotten, whose demonology is America's own. Profusely and superbly illustrated, Country stands as one of the most brilliant explorations of American musical culture ever written.

Rock-forming Minerals in Thin Section

By Hans Pichler,Cornelia Schmitt-Riegraf
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9789400914438
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 269
  • File Pdf: rock-forming-minerals-in-thin-section.pdf

Book Summary:

Identificationof rock-forming minerals in thin section is a key skill needed by all earth science students and practising geologists. This translation of the completely revised and updated German second edition (by Leonore Hoke, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand) provides a comprehensive guide to identifying 140 of the most important rock-forming mineral species. The book is divided into three main parts. Part A is a practical guide to the fundamentals of crystal optics, polarization microscopy and the practical use of microscopes. Part B gives a detailed description of the characteristic optical features, special features, and the paragenesis of the most common rock-forming minerals. This well-illustrated part is divided into opaque minerals, isotropic, uniaxial and optical biaxial mineral groups. Part C contains identification tables for the minerals and diagrams showing the international classification of magmatic rocks, as well as a colour plate section showing crystal forms of minerals. The book will provide an invaluable guide to all undergraduate earth scientists, as well as to professional geologists requiring an overview of mineral identification in thin section.