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We Became Jaguars

By Dave Eggers
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  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Isbn : 1452184186
  • Pages : 44
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Revel in the breathtaking fantasticality of We Became Jaguars—a picture book from bestselling author Dave Eggers. When Grandma comes to visit and a young boy's parents leave, the rules of the house—and the world—change: grandson and grandmother transform into jaguars! Readers follow their journey into the undiscovered world of nature, experience true freedom, and lose themselves in an exhilarating adventure. After a day of playing, running, and climbing through sumptuous landscapes, the ending will leave you wondering what's real and what's imagined. • A captivating, unusual story about a child and his grandmother • Full of lush illustrations of the natural world • Celebrates the power of love and storytelling Breathtaking and bold, We Became Jaguars is sure to give readers beautiful dreams. • Children's books for kids age 5–8 • Perfect for fans of Dave Eggers • Great for environmentally conscious families

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  • Publisher : Hawk Publishing, LLC
  • Isbn : 1370071728
  • Pages : 197
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1496908074
  • Pages : 290
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“Love the book. . . Am still dreaming of jaguars! ... If I were going to have a life-work, I’d want it to be this one. You did good, my friend.” – Kerry Blair, author of COUNTING BLESSINGS, ANGELS BENDING NEAR THE EARTH, CLOSING IN and many other great books. MARK OF THE JAGUAR is a landmark novel, a Book of Mormon adventure AFTER 421 A.D. and before Columbus! The only Book of Mormon fiction regarding the time after the end of the Book of Mormon and before the arrival of Columbus. Based on real archaeological finds in Mesoamerica, the land of the Maya, this tale follows a young man as he is trained as a shaman, healer, scribe and stonecutter, as he accepts the challenge given by his old mentor from his death bed. Yax Kan will do what is needed to find the truth about Kukulkan, the white and bearded god represented by the feathered serpent. Who is he? Is he worthy of worship - even to the point of human sacrifice? Come join Yax Kan in some life-changing experiences that will thrill and delight!

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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
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A fascinating, richly illustrated exploration of the poignant origins of Rudyard Kipling’s world-famous children’s classic From "How the Leopard Got Its Spots" to "The Elephant’s Child," Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories have delighted readers across the world for more than a century. In this original study, John Batchelor explores the artistry with which Kipling created the Just So Stories, using each tale as an entry point into the writer’s life and work—including the tragedy that shadows much of the volume, the death of his daughter Josephine. Batchelor details the playful challenges the stories made to contemporary society. In his stories Kipling played with biblical and other stories of creation and imagined fantastical tales of animals' development and man's discovery of literacy. Richly illustrated with original drawings and family photographs, this account reveals Kipling’s public and private lives—and sheds new light on a much-loved and tremendously influential classic.

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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1497614651
  • Pages : 398
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
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  • Pages : 440
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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  • Pages : 813
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  • Pages : 655
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
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  • Pages : 250
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  • Reads : 488
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A tribe of Amazon women have fought a devastating battle with an Indian tribe in the Amazon Basin. Prior to the battle the beautiful blonde leader became pregnant from an encounter with a missionary doctor. She gives birth to a girl who, some day, is destined to be a leader of the clan. An earthquake kills the entire village of Amazon women except for the young girl who goes on to grow and prosper while on a quest to locate her father. Many adventures and pitfalls occur while she travels the rain forest looking for the village where her father is a missionary doctor. Follow her adventures as she too becomes a doctor and searches for a cure to a devastating tropical disease.

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  • Publisher : Central Recovery Press, LLC
  • Isbn : 1942094213
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 415
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What happens when one harrowing incident changes your life, splitting it between before and after? On the fourth day of what Lara Naughton thought would be two weeks of bliss in Belize, she was kidnapped and assaulted by a man pretending to be a cabdriver. Held in the depths of the tropical forest—alone with the jaguar Man—she found that compassion was her only defense. Lara’s survival and journey of healing is poignant, compelling, and exceptional. Bending the limits of reality, she uses myth to process her experience. As Lara seeks a new understanding of herself, her lyrical, haunting prose reveals a belief that there is room for compassion—for self and and others—even in the midst of violence. Lara Naughton is an author and documentary playwright. Her work includes Never Fight a Shark in the Water: The Wrongful Conviction of Gregory Bright. She is a certified Compassion Cultivation Trainer through The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine. She lives and teaches in New Orleans.

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141967145
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 929
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By John Perkins
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  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Isbn : 1523089881
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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By Yong ChuangTianXia
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The Complete Works of R. M. Ballantyne

By R. M. Ballantyne
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664557711
  • Pages : 15441
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  • Reads : 604
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e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited R. M. Ballantyne collection, formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels: The Coral Island Snowflakes and Sunbeams (The Young Fur Traders) Ungava Martin Rattler The Dog Crusoe and his Master The World of Ice The Gorilla Hunters The Golden Dream The Red Eric Away in the Wilderness Fighting the Whales The Wild Man of the West Fast in the Ice Gascoyne The Lifeboat Chasing the Sun Freaks on the Fells The Lighthouse Fighting The Flames Silver Lake Deep Down Shifting Winds Hunting the Lions Over the Rocky Mountains Saved by the Lifeboat Erling the Bold The Battle and the Breeze The Cannibal Islands Lost in the Forest Digging for Gold Sunk at Sea The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands The Iron Horse The Norsemen in the West The Pioneers Black Ivory Life in the Red Brigade Fort Desolation The Pirate City The Story of the Rock Rivers of Ice Under the Waves The Settler and the Savage In the Track of the Troops Jarwin and Cuffy Philosopher Jack Post Haste The Lonely Island The Red Man's Revenge My Doggie and I The Giant of the North The Madman and the Pirate The Battery and the Boiler The Thorogood Family The Young Trawler Dusty Diamonds, Cut and Polished Twice Bought The Island Queen The Rover of the Andes The Prairie Chief The Lively Poll Red Rooney The Big Otter The Fugitives Blue Lights The Middy and the Moors The Eagle Cliff The Crew of the Water Wagtail Blown to Bits The Garret and the Garden Jeff Benson Charlie to the Rescue The Coxswain's Bride The Buffalo Runners The Hot Swamp Hunted and Harried The Walrus Hunters Wrecked but not Ruined Children's Books: Three Little Kittens The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast Mister Fox The Life of a Ship My Mother Other Works: The Hudson's Bay Company Handbook to the new Goldfields Up in the Clouds: Balloon Voyages Man on the Ocean: A Book about Boats and Ships The Ocean and its Wonders Six Months at the Cape Battles with the Sea Memoirs: Personal Reminiscences in Book Making

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  • Publisher : Pyree Square Publishing LLC
  • Isbn : 1662903219
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Nature
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Forever Wild, Forever Home invites readers to discover the magic of The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, the premier large carnivore sanctuary in the world. In 1980, Pat Craig rescued a baby jaguar he christened Freckles and took his first bold steps on a forty-year journey to combat the growing crisis of exotic animal captivity, abuse, and trafficking – one rescue at a time. Today more than 200 bears, 60 African lions, and 70 tigers, as well as jaguars, leopards, mountain lions, wolves, and other exotic animals, both large and small, enjoy peace, comfort, and contentment in enormous habitats on thousands of acres of The Wild Animal Sanctuary’s prairie and canyonlands. Rescued from mostly horrific situations, they are survivors, with much to teach us about courage, resilience, and hope. Their lives resonate with our own. With over 100 color photos, this absorbing, thoughtful, and timely narrative offers an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at what it is really like to care for wild carnivores. Both heartwarming and humorous, Forever Wild, Forever Home honors the nobility and wellbeing of the animals who call the Sanctuary home, and the heroic and gratifying labors of those who care for them. Join Sanctuary teams on rescues of giant Alaskan Kodiak bears languishing in the Florida tropics, a lion held captive by a fortune teller in a tiny Mexican town, two big cats marooned and starving on a typhoon-ravaged island in the Pacific Ocean, and thirty-nine tigers owned by Joe Exotic, the “Tiger King” of Netflix fame. Meet Colo Colo, an angry African lion from Bolivia; Tasha Joy, a tiger who didn’t know she was a tiger; the ever-busy grizzly bears, Tiny who tips the scales at 1,000 pounds and his friend Natasha; Diego, a white tiger; Jumanji, a black leopard; Lambert, a lion who finally learns to roar – and many more. Learn how the Mile into the Wild Walkway, the longest elevated pedestrian footbridge in the world, enables sky-high visitors to see wild animals in vast habitats; how staff and volunteers create cozy houses and unique playgrounds for the Sanctuary’s (mostly) furry residents; and what happens when it’s time for a large carnivore to visit the doctor or dentist. At The Wild Animal Sanctuary, tigers chuff in greeting, bears bask under brilliantly blue skies, mountain lions purr with joy, and African lions roar in winter. The Sanctuary is often seen as the last hope for the animals who are rescued and brought here to their forever home. But the thousands of people who visit, support, work, and volunteer here know that this is the place where hope begins.

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By Robert Zwahlen
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
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  • Pages : 622
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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This book describes the entire process of environmental impact assessment for hydropower and dam projects, not from a legal or regulatory point of view, but from a very applied one, based mainly on the personal experience of the author, who is involved in this field of work since over 40 years, by describing the different steps of such an assessment, covering all major aspects to be dealt with. The focus is on environmental issues, while the other main subject—social impacts—is mentioned here only briefly. It will be of interest not only for ESIA (Environmental and Social Impact Assessment) practitioners, be they consultants involved in the preparation of such studies or staff members of environmental protection agencies having to come to decisions based on them, but also for engineers and planners involved in such projects, developers, and people interested in questions related to energy, environment, and climate change. Overall, this book aims at contributing to put the discussion about hydropower and dam projects on a more objective level.

Servant of the Underworld

By Aliette de Bodard
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  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1625671644
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 244
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The first book in the critically acclaimed Obsidian and Blood trilogy: Year One-Knife, Tenochtitlan the capital of the Aztecs. Human sacrifice and the magic of the living blood are the only things keeping the sun in the sky and the earth fertile. A Priestess disappears from an empty room drenched in blood. It should be a usual investigation for Acatl, High Priest of the Dead--except that his estranged brother is involved, and the the more he digs, the deeper he is drawn into the political and magical intrigues of noblemen, soldiers, and priests-and of the gods themselves... REVIEWS: ‘ gripping mystery steeped in blood and ancient Aztec magic. I was enthralled.’ — Sean Williams ‘An Aztec priest of the dead tries to solve a murder mystery, and finds that politics may be even more powerful than magic. A vivid portrayal of an interesting culture in a truly fresh fantasy novel.’ — Kevin J. Anderson ‘Amid the mud and maize of the Mexica empire, Aliette de Bodard has composed a riveting story of murder, magic and sibling rivalry.’ — Elizabeth Bear ‘The world-building is exquisite and we *believe* we are transported to the 15th century Tenotichtlan and together with the superb voice they formed the main reason I enjoyed this book so much... Highly recommended... Ms. de Bodard is a writer to watch.’ — Fantasy Book Critic

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By Armando R. Favazza
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Isbn : 1421401118
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 377
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Favazza critically assesses new and significant biological, ethnological, social, and psychological findings regarding self-injury; presents current understandings of self-injurious acts from cultural and clinical perspectives; and places self-mutilation in historical and contemporary context.

The Complete Novels of R. M. Ballantyne

By R. M. Ballantyne
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664557698
  • Pages : 14649
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 149
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels of R. M. Ballantyne" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Coral Island Snowflakes and Sunbeams (The Young Fur Traders) Ungava Martin Rattler The Dog Crusoe and his Master The World of Ice The Gorilla Hunters The Golden Dream The Red Eric Away in the Wilderness Fighting the Whales The Wild Man of the West Fast in the Ice Gascoyne The Lifeboat Chasing the Sun Freaks on the Fells The Lighthouse Fighting The Flames Silver Lake Deep Down Shifting Winds Hunting the Lions Over the Rocky Mountains Saved by the Lifeboat Erling the Bold The Battle and the Breeze The Cannibal Islands Lost in the Forest Digging for Gold Sunk at Sea The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands The Iron Horse The Norsemen in the West The Pioneers Black Ivory Life in the Red Brigade Fort Desolation The Pirate City The Story of the Rock Rivers of Ice Under the Waves The Settler and the Savage In the Track of the Troops Jarwin and Cuffy Philosopher Jack Post Haste The Lonely Island The Red Man's Revenge My Doggie and I The Giant of the North The Madman and the Pirate The Battery and the Boiler The Thorogood Family The Young Trawler Dusty Diamonds, Cut and Polished Twice Bought The Island Queen The Rover of the Andes The Prairie Chief The Lively Poll Red Rooney The Big Otter The Fugitives Blue Lights The Middy and the Moors The Eagle Cliff The Crew of the Water Wagtail Blown to Bits The Garret and the Garden Jeff Benson Charlie to the Rescue The Coxswain's Bride The Buffalo Runners The Hot Swamp Hunted and Harried The Walrus Hunters Wrecked but not Ruined Six Months at the Cape Memoirs: Personal Reminiscences in Book Making

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By Nicholas J. Saunders
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136605134
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 550
  • File Pdf: icons-of-power.pdf

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Icons of Power investigates why the image of the cat has been such a potent symbol in the art, religion and mythology of indigenous American cultures for three thousand years. The jaguar and the puma epitomize ideas of sacrifice, cannibalism, war, and status in a startling array of graphic and enduring images. Natural and supernatural felines inhabit a shape-shifting world of sorcery and spiritual power, revealing the shamanic nature of Amerindian world views. This pioneering collection offers a unique pan-American assessment of the feline icon through the diversity of cultural interpretations, but also striking parallels in its associations with hunters, warriors, kingship, fertility, and the sacred nature of political power. Evidence is drawn from the pre-Columbian Aztec and Maya of Mexico, Peruvian, and Panamanian civilizations, through recent pueblo and Iroquois cultures of North America, to current Amazonian and Andean societies. This well-illustrated volume is essential reading for all who are interested in the symbolic construction of animal icons, their variable meanings, and their place in a natural world conceived through the lens of culture. The cross-disciplinary approach embraces archaeology, anthropology, and art history.

Crossover Picturebooks

By Sandra L. Beckett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136577017
  • Pages : 414
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 610
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This book situates the picturebook genre within the widespread international phenomenon of crossover literature, examining an international corpus of picturebooks — including artists’ books, wordless picturebooks, and celebrity picturebooks — that appeal to readers of all ages. Focusing on contemporary picturebooks, Sandra Beckett shows that the picturebook has traditionally been seen as a children’s genre, but in the eyes of many authors, illustrators, and publishers, it is a narrative form that can address any and all age groups. Innovative graphics and formats as well as the creative, often complex dialogue between text and image provide multiple levels of meaning and invite readers of all ages to consider texts that are primarily marketed as children’s books. The interplay of text and image that distinguishes the picturebook from other forms of fiction and makes it a unique art form also makes it the ultimate crossover genre. Crossover picturebooks are often very complex texts that are challenging for adults as well as children. Many are characterized by difficult "adult" themes, genre blending, metafictive discourse, intertextuality, sophisticated graphics, and complex text-image interplay. Exciting experiments with new formats and techniques, as well as novel interactions with new media and technologies have made the picturebook one of the most vibrant and innovative contemporary literary genres, one that seems to know no boundaries. Crossover Picturebooks is a valuable addition to the study of a genre that is gaining increasing recognition and appreciation, and contributes significantly to the field of children’s literature as a whole.

The Outside

By Laura Bickle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Isbn : 0544151585
  • Pages : 322
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 880
  • File Pdf: the-outside.pdf

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This chilling sequel to The Hallowed Ones is “at once horrifying, hopeful, and hauntingly beautiful . . . [A] gorgeous read” (Darynda Jones, New York Times–bestselling author of the Darklight series). After a plague of vampires was unleashed in the world, Katie was kicked out of the safe haven of her Amish community for her refusal to adhere to the new rules of survival. She enters an outside world of unspeakable violence with only her two friends and a horse by her side. And yet through this darkness come the shining ones: luminescent men and women with the power to deflect vampires and survive the night. No one knows whether they can be trusted—or if they’re even people at all. In this sequel to The Hallowed Ones, it’s up to one Amish girl to save her family, her community, and the boy she loves . . . but what will she be asked to sacrifice in return? “[A] top-notch sequel to The Hallowed Ones . . . A horror story with heart and soul.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Travel Writing and the Transnational Author

By S. Knowles
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137332468
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 977
  • File Pdf: travel-writing-and-the-transnational-author.pdf

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Travel Writing and the Transnational Author explores the travel writing and transnational literature of four authors from the 'postcolonial canon': Michael Ondaatje, Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh, and Salman Rushdie.

Moon Kissed

By Aimee Easterling,Stacy Claflin,S.M. Gaither,Raven Steele,Ava Mason
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wetknee Books
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 514
  • File Pdf: moon-kissed.pdf

Book Summary:

Dive into four full-length novels full of kick-ass heroines and the sexy wolves who love them. From fated mates and enemies-to-lovers to heart-pounding adventures starring shifters, vampires, and witches, this paranormal box set will leave you breathless and anxious for more. Contents: Half Wolf by Aimee Easterling - When half-shifter Fen is cast out of her home pack, she and an unlikely ally are forced to shore up her waning power in an effort to save half-breeds everywhere. Lost Wolf by Stacy Claflin - Victoria is troubled by a secret that already killed her once. Can she unravel the mystery surrounding the sexy alpha before it kills her again? Descendant by S.M. Gaither - Infected by a werewolf bite, Alex is plunged into a supernatural war — and discovers her family’s bloodline holds the key to saving the world. A Shifter's Curse by Raven Steele and Ava Mason - With a dagger in her boot and blades in her bra, Briar's only goal is to kill the Alpha responsible for the destruction of her entire family. But she soon discovers the only way to get close enough to kill him is to join his pack. Don’t miss these exciting worlds from five New York Times, USA Today, and national bestselling authors!

Lost Wolf

By Stacy Claflin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Stacy Claflin
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 350
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 241
  • File Pdf: lost-wolf.pdf

Book Summary:

She’s hiding a dark secret. It already killed her once. Victoria can’t wait to start college, but there’s a hitch—she can’t remember anything before arriving on campus. Her memories finally spark when she sees her ruggedly handsome math professor, but she senses something terrible happened. The shock on his face affirms her fears. Toby is an alpha wolf who never thought he’d see his true love again—not after she died in his arms. Nothing could have prepared him for her walking into his class. But to his dismay, not only has she forgotten the past, she doesn’t even know who she is. He’s determined to do whatever it takes to restore what they’ve lost. Can Toby help Victoria recover her memories, or will he lose her forever? USA Today bestselling author, Stacy Claflin, brings you Lost Wolf, the first book in the Curse of the Moon series. It’s a paranormal romantic suspense saga that features gripping supernatural drama, surprising twists, dynamic characters, and heart-pounding romance. Read Lost Wolf today to satisfy your craving for a fast-paced paranormal tale.

A Grammar of Kulina

By Stefan Dienst
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110341913
  • Pages : 329
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 386
  • File Pdf: a-grammar-of-kulina.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is a reference grammar of Kulina, an Amazonian language spoken in Brazil and Peru. The dialect described by the author is spoken on the upper Purus River in the Brazilian state of Acre. Kulina belongs to the Arawan language family. It is predominantly head-marking and has a complex verbal morphology which is largely agglutinating with some instances of fusion. The language has two noun classes and two genders. The gender agreement of transitive verbs with their arguments is in part governed by intricate grammatical rules and in part pragmatically driven. There are three types of possession, alienable, inalienable, and kinship. The latter category only applies to some kinship nouns, while others are alienably possessed. Kulina has aspirated and unaspirated obstruents, but different aspirated obstruents do not co-occur in one morpheme due to Grassmann's law, a dissimilation process known from Sanskrit and Ancient Greek. The book contains two Kulina texts and a chapter on the lexicon, which discusses colour terms, generic nouns for plants and animals, pet vocatives, idioms, and the origin of loan words.

Dancing with Spirit, Reflections from the Mirror of Life

By Steve Maines
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Isbn : 150436435X
  • Pages : 90
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 541
  • File Pdf: dancing-with-spirit-reflections-from-the-mirror-of-life.pdf

Book Summary:

In the following pages you will find inspirational, entertaining, self-improvement ideas mixed with photography and travel stories plus a dusting of metaphysical happenings. My desire is that these ideas will be an inspiration to you and you will integrate some of them into your daily routines to bring more joy and excitement into your life.

Delphi Complete Works of R. M. Ballantyne (Illustrated)

By Robert Michael Ballantyne
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 10293
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 322
  • File Pdf: delphi-complete-works-of-r-m-ballantyne.pdf

Book Summary:

R. M. Ballantyne was a prolific author, whose most famous novel ‘The Coral Island’ helped change the course of children’s literature. This comprehensive eBook presents Ballantyne’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Ballantyne’s life and works * ALL 84 novels and novellas, ALL with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as THE CORAL ISLAND are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Includes Ballantyne’s rare Nursery Tales published under the pseudonym Comus – fully illustrated, with many appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * A selection of non-fiction, including the rare THE COLLECTED WORKS OF ENSIGN SOPHT, LATE OF THE VOLUNTEERS, available in no other collection and fully illustrated * Features Ballantyne’s autobiography PERSONAL REMINISCENES IN BOOKEEPING - discover Ballantyne’s intriguing life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels and Novellas SNOWFLAKES AND SUNBEAMS THE CORAL ISLAND MARTIN RATTLER UNGAVA THE DOG CRUSOE AND HIS MASTER THE GOLDEN DREAM THE WORLD OF ICE THE GORILLA HUNTERS THE RED ERIC AWAY IN THE WILDERNESS FIGHTING THE WHALES MAN ON THE OCEAN FAST IN THE ICE THE WILD MAN OF THE WEST CHASING THE SUN GASCOYNE: THE SANDAL-WOOD TRADER THE LIFEBOAT FREAKS ON THE FELLS THE LIGHTHOUSE SHIFTING WINDS A RESCUE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS SILVER LAKE FIGHTING THE FLAMES DEEP DOWN ERLING THE BOLD LOST IN THE FOREST SAVED BY THE LIFEBOAT SUNK AT SEA OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS UP IN THE CLOUDS THE CANNIBAL ISLANDS HUNTING THE LIONS THE BATTLE AND THE BREEZE THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDS THE IRON HORSE THE NORSEMEN IN THE WEST THE PIONEERS LIFE IN THE RED BRIGADE BLACK IVORY FORT DESOLATION THE OCEAN AND ITS WONDERS THE PIRATE CITY RIVERS OF ICE THE STORY OF THE ROCK WRECKED BUT NOT RUINED UNDER THE WAVES THE SETTLER AND THE SAVAGE IN THE TRACK OF THE TROOPS JARWIN AND CUFFY DIGGING FOR GOLD SIX MONTHS AT THE CAPE THE LONELY ISLAND PHILOSOPHER JACK POST HASTE THE RED MAN’S REVENGE THE GIANT OF THE NORTH MY DOGGIE AND I THE BATTERY AND THE BOILER BATTLES WITH THE SEA THE MADMAN AND THE PIRATE THE THOROUGHGOOD FAMILY DUSTY DIAMONDS, CUT AND POLISHED THE YOUNG TRAWLER THE ISLAND QUEEN THE ROVER OF THE ANDES TWICE BOUGHT THE PRAIRIE CHIEF RED ROONEY THE LIVELY POLL THE FUGITIVES THE BIG OTTER BLUE LIGHTS THE MIDDY AND THE MOORS BLOWN TO BITS THE CREW OF THE WATER WAGTAIL THE EAGLE CLIFF CHARLIE TO THE RESCUE THE GARRET AND THE GARDEN JEFF BENSON THE BUFFALO RUNNERS THE COXSWAIN’S BRIDE THE HOT SWAMP HUNTED AND HARRIED THE WALRUS HUNTERS The Nursery Tales THREE LITTLE KITTENS THE BUTTERFLY’S BALL AND THE GRASSHOPPER’S FEAST MISTER FOX THE LIFE OF A SHIP, FROM THE LAUNCH TO THE WRECK MY MOTHER THE ROBBER KITTEN The Non-Fiction HUDSON’S BAY HANDBOOK TO THE NEW GOLDFIELDS THE COLLECTED WORKS OF ENSIGN SOPHT, LATE OF THE VOLUNTEERS The Autobiography PERSONAL REMINISCENES IN BOOKEEPING Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Myths of the Popol Vuh in Cosmology, Art, and Ritual

By Holley Moyes,Allen J. Christenson,Frauke Sachse
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Isbn : 164642199X
  • Pages : 398
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 590
  • File Pdf: the-myths-of-the-popol-vuh-in-cosmology-art-and-ritual.pdf

Book Summary:

This volume offers an integrated and comparative approach to the Popol Vuh, analyzing its myths to elucidate the ancient Maya past while using multiple lines of evidence to shed light on the text. Combining interpretations of the myths with analyses of archaeological, iconographic, epigraphic, ethnohistoric, ethnographic, and literary resources, the work demonstrates how Popol Vuh mythologies contribute to the analysis and interpretation of the ancient Maya past. The chapters are grouped into four sections. The first section interprets the Highland Maya worldview through examination of the text, analyzing interdependence between deities and human beings as well as the textual and cosmological coherence of the Popol Vuh as a source. The second section analyzes the Precolumbian Maya archaeological record as it relates to the myths of the Popol Vuh, providing new interpretations of the use of space, architecture, burials, artifacts, and human remains found in Classic Maya caves. The third explores ancient Maya iconographic motifs, including those found in Classic Maya ceramic art; the nature of predatory birds; and the Hero Twins’ deeds in the Popol Vuh. The final chapters address mythological continuities and change, reexamining past methodological approaches using the Popol Vuh as a resource for the interpretation of Classic Maya iconography and ancient Maya religion and mythology, connecting the myths of the Popol Vuh to iconography from Preclassic Izapa, and demonstrating how narratives from the Popol Vuh can illuminate mythologies from other parts of Mesoamerica. The Myths of the Popol Vuh in Cosmology, Art, and Ritual is the first volume to bring together multiple perspectives and original interpretations of the Popol Vuh myths. It will be of interest not only to Mesoamericanists but also to art historians, archaeologists, ethnohistorians, iconographers, linguists, anthropologists, and scholars working in ritual studies, the history of religion, historic and Precolumbian literature and historic linguistics. Contributors: Jaime J. Awe, Karen Bassie-Sweet, Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos, Michael D. Coe, Iyaxel Cojtí Ren, Héctor Escobedo, Thomas H. Guderjan, Julia Guernsey, Christophe Helmke, Nicholas A. Hopkins, Barbara MacLeod, Jesper Nielsen, Colin Snider, Karl A. Taube

Jaguar and Five Rabbit

By Norris Peery
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 059578304X
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 131
  • File Pdf: jaguar-and-five-rabbit.pdf

Book Summary:

Within these pages lives a story of love, of friendships, and of families, which are imbedded within a place and time, where the most diametrically opposite of human values existed and survived side-by-side, where heaven and hell daily rubbed their social elbows, and each of their elements were ever threatening the survival of their counterpart. Here is a story of people caught between the gears and wheels of their god's invisible machinery that daily drives their universe. Here is portrayed both the physical and psychological landscape of a time whose structures, writings, and beliefs have now been systematically destroyed by a new foreign master and a new foreign religion, which has a so-called "Modern Strategy" about blood sacrifice and intellectual domination. Here is the story of lovers, whose powerful desire to be forever together, is the magic that guides them through an ever-fluxing nightmare that is their reality. The story opens in the capitol city of the Aztec Empire during the night of November the 8th in the year 1516 CE.