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On The Horizon

By Lois Lowry
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0358129389
  • Pages : 80
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 837
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From two-time Newbery medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII’s most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. With evocative black-and-white illustrations by SCBWI Golden Kite Award winner Kenard Pak. Lois Lowry looks back at history through a personal lens as she draws from her own memories as a child in Hawaii and Japan, as well as from historical research, in this stunning work in verse for young readers. On the Horizon tells the story of people whose lives were lost or forever altered by the twin tragedies of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Based on the lives of soldiers at Pearl Harbor and civilians in Hiroshima, On the Horizon contemplates humanity and war through verse that sings with pain, truth, and the importance of bridging cultural divides. This masterful work emphasizes empathy and understanding in search of commonality and friendship, vital lessons for students as well as citizens of today’s world. Kenard Pak’s stunning illustrations depict real-life people, places, and events, making for an incredibly vivid return to our collective past. In turns haunting, heartbreaking, and uplifting, On the Horizon will remind readers of the horrors and heroism in our past, as well as offer hope for our future.

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Their Eyes Were Watching God is a 1937 novel by African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston. It is considered a classic of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, and it is likely Hurston's best known work.

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In an intriguing and exciting story, Njavwa a young lady and also a school girl gets a lift from a stranger on her way to the boarding school. As fate has it, she falls in love with this stranger. In another twist of fate, she comes to learn that the stranger would soon become her mother’s husband. This same stranger also turns out to be her best friend’s estranged dad. The turn of events create a tragedy that tears the family to pieces. Will the family survive the truth See the drama unfold in the most spectacular and dramatic way MORAL OF THE STORY : For every decision you make today. Serious consequences whether good or bad awaits you tomorrow.

Beyond the Horizon

By Eugene O'Neill
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 549
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A section of country highway. The road runs diagonally from the left, forward, to the right, rear, and can be seen in the distance winding toward the horizon like a pale ribbon between the low, rolling hills with their freshly plowed fields clearly divided from each other, checkerboard fashion, by the lines of stone walls and rough snake fences.

On the Revolutions: Volume 2

By Nicholas Copernicus,Rosen,Jerzy Dobrzycki
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349017760
  • Pages : 451
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 167
  • File Pdf: on-the-revolutions.pdf

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Tropospheric Radiowave Propagation Beyond the Horizon

By François Du Castel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 1483164845
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 363
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Tropospheric Radiowave Propagation Beyond the Horizon deals with developments concerning the tropospheric propagation of ultra-short radio waves beyond the horizon, with emphasis on the relationship between the theoretical and the experimental. Topics covered include the general conditions of propagation in the troposphere; general characteristics of propagation beyond the horizon; and attenuation in propagation. This volume is comprised of six chapters and begins with a brief historical look at the various stages that have brought the technique of transhorizon links to its state of development. The discussion then turns to the physical properties of the troposphere and the phenomenon of tropospheric propagation; influence of the troposphere and the Earth on transhorizon propagation; and theoretical and experimental determination of attenuation in propagation. Experimental data relating to transhorizon propagation are presented. Theories of diffraction and turbulent scattering are described. This book will be helpful to physicists and physics students as well as those who are engaged in the problem of long-range telecommunication and in the interdependence of theory and experience.

Clouds of War

By Jerry L. Burton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1664121714
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 878
  • File Pdf: clouds-of-war.pdf

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For Bill Drumm, history is not about the past. Follow Bill as he makes history, analyzes past events, and identifies clouds of war on the horizon that are warnings to us. Share his burden of command as he pilots his B-24 heavy bomber, transporting over 2,200 gallons of explosive aviation fuel from India into China, through thunder and lightning storms over the world’s highest mountains. Experience the pressure and anxiety for the safety of his crew as he flies through the worst weather in the world, performing what has been described by many as the most dangerous missions of the war, more dangerous than bombing raids over Germany or Japan. Bill shares his experiences during the many Cold War crises during his twenty-eight years in the military. And finally, Bill looks at the events of the last few years and identifies the enemy within and the terrible threat they pose to our constitutional republic.

The Origins of the Horizon in Husserl’s Phenomenology

By Saulius Geniusas
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 940074644X
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 496
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This volume is the first book-length analysis of the problematic concept of the ‘horizon’ in Edmund Husserl’s phenomenology, as well as in phenomenology generally. A recent arrival on the conceptual scene, the horizon still eludes robust definition. The author shows in this authoritative exploration of the topic that Husserl, the originator of phenomenology, placed the notion of the horizon at the centre of philosophical enquiry. He also demonstrates the rightful centrality of the concept of the horizon, all too often viewed as an imprecise metaphor of tangential significance. His systematic analysis deploys both early and late work by Husserl, as well as hitherto unpublished manuscripts. Opening out the question to include that of the origins of the horizon, the book explores the horizon as philosophical theme or notion, as a figure of intentionality, and as a signification of one’s consciousness of the world—our ‘world-horizon’. It argues that the central philosophical significance of the problematic of the horizon makes itself apparent in realizing how this problematic enriches our philosophical understanding of subjectivity. Systematic, thorough, and revealing, this study of the significance of a core concept in phenomenology will be relevant not only to the phenomenological community, but also to anyone interested in the intersections of phenomenology and other philosophical traditions, such as hermeneutics and pragmatism.​

Beautifully Broken

By Samantha Baily
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elm Hill
  • Isbn : 1400324904
  • Pages : 156
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 307
  • File Pdf: beautifully-broken.pdf

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“The reason I left the place I did is to find a home. But I also had no freedom there, and I value my liberty. I’ll not let you tell me what to do.” Etta Alby is determined never to let anyone tell her what to do again. She’s already spent her entire life being pushed around by her cruel, heartless great-aunt Gertrude Badger. But not anymore. Now the girl is on her way to Calico, a silver mining town in the Mojave desert. Little does Etta know that she may have to let down her guard and learn to trust others if she wants to thrive. Along the way to Calico, she meets Timere, a young man whose destination is the same as hers. Soon becoming friends, the two team up and head for Calico. With a determined spirit and a gift with horses, Etta is sure she has a chance to live her own life. But things don’t always go as planned.

Hope on the Horizon

By Onjali Q. Rauf
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wren & Rook
  • Isbn : 1526364425
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 224
  • File Pdf: hope-on-the-horizon.pdf

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"Miss, do you really think we can all help? Even me?" - Tammy, 8 years old. Growing up, there is so much out of our control, so much we can feel helpless about, and so many terrible things we have to watch grown-ups doing to our world. But when it comes to understanding and righting wrongs - it's always children who get it first. In this inspiring and practical handbook, bestselling children's author and Human Rights campaigner, Onjali Raúf, draws on her experiences working with women's rights organisations and refugee charities. She introduces readers to some of the most amazing people we can be inspired by (some who are from fictional worlds and some who are very real!). And she tells readers 10 of her top secrets for channelling your frustrations into something positive, developing your empathy toolkit and making the world a better place. From remembering that we are all human beings and that we are all equal, to realising your worth and that nothing is ever done alone, this is Onjali's rallying call to every child that has ever felt hopeless. Because with a bit of compassion, a big dollop of hope and even the smallest act of kindness, change will come and together we can make things better. Hope is on the horizon; you just have to find it.

Spider-Man

By Dan Slott,Chris Yost
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Isbn : 0785182802
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 730
  • File Pdf: spider-man.pdf

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New York City is destroyed ... by Spider-Man?! A glimpse of the future leaves Spider-Man with 12 hours to figure out how to stop it from happening. Can Spidey piece together the puzzle and change destiny, or will this race against the clock lead to the Big Apple's destruction? COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 678-682, 679.1

Astronomy on the Personal Computer

By Oliver Montenbruck,Thomas Pfleger
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3662033496
  • Pages : 313
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 774
  • File Pdf: astronomy-on-the-personal-computer.pdf

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It is said that a typical astronomer of the 19th century spent seven hours working at a desk for every hour spent at the telescope. That's how long the routine analysis of data took with pencil, paper, and logarithmic tables. Thus when Wilhelm Olbers discovered the minor planet Vesta in 1807 and gathered the necessary observations, his friend Gauss needed almost 10 hours to hand calculate its orbit. That achievement astonished many less gifted astronomers of the time, who might have labored days to work out the orbit of a newfound comet. How different things are today! Gauss's method of orbit determination, presented in Chap. 11 of this book, runs to completion on a home computer in a few seconds at most. The machine will issue its accurate results in less time than it takes to key in the observations. In this book, a landmark in the youthful literature of astronomical com puter algorithms, Oliver Montenbruck and Thomas Pfleger cover many topics of keen interest to the practical observer. For me its most remarkable feature is the library of interrelated program modules, all elegantly written in PAS CAL. Anyone who has tried to create such modules in interpreted BASIC soon runs into trouble: too few letters for variable names, not enough signifi cant digits, and so on. These PASCAL routines are invoked one after another in coordinate transformations and calendar conversions.

Flying to Breakfast

By Dori Seider PhD
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1664150307
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 120
  • File Pdf: flying-to-breakfast.pdf

Book Summary:

Two women, a flight instructor and her student, take off in a small plane and fly their thoughts into the future. They land for breakfast, but their thoughts stay suspended in the air until they become relevant to today’s situation. What were and are those thoughts? Please come and fly with us to breakfast and beyond. Feel free to fly your own vision of the future that we will build together.

A Summer to Die

By Lois Lowry
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0547345542
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 315
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Thirteen-year-old Meg envies her sister Molly's beauty and popularity, and these feelings make it difficult for her to cope with Molly's illness and death.