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A Map of the World

By Jane Hamilton
  • ISBN Code: : 0307764060
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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Pen/Hemingway Award-winning novelist Jane Hamilton follows up her first success, The Book Of Ruth, with this spectacularly haunting drama about a rural American family and a disastrous event that forever changes their lives. The Goodwins, Howard, Alice, and their little girls, Emma and Claire, live on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Although suspiciously regarded by their neighbors as "that hippie couple" because of their well-educated, urban background, Howard and Alice believe they have found a source of emotional strength in the farm, he tending the barn while Alice works as a nurse in the local elementary school. But their peaceful life is shattered one day when a neighbor's two-year-old daughter drowns in the Goodwins' pond while under Alice's care. Tormented by the accident, Alice descends even further into darkness when she is accused of sexually abusing a student at the elementary school. Soon, Alice is arrested, incarcerated, and as good as convicted in the eyes of a suspicious community. As a child, Alice designed her own map of the world to find her bearings. Now, as an adult, she must find her way again, through a maze of lies, doubt and ill will. A vivid human drama of guilt and betrayal, A Map of the World chronicles the intricate geographies of the human heart and all its mysterious, uncharted terrain. The result is a piercing drama about family bonds and a disappearing rural American life.

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"A Map of the Universe" may be the most important book you ever read. It explains in clear language what life is all about, from a kabbalistic point of view. Rabbi Weimans amiable style and breadth of knowledge make this book a delightful and insightful adventure into the world of Jewish mysticism, while leaving your feet firmly planted in the practical world.

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  • Total of Pages : 384
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X-Men meets Spy Kids in the new middle-grade series from the New York Times bestselling author, Lisa McMann (The Unwanteds). Fifteen years ago, eight supernatural criminals fled Estero City to make a new life in an isolated tropical hideout. Over time, seven of them disappeared without a trace, presumed captured or killed. And now, the remaining one has died. Left behind to fend for themselves are the criminals’ five children, each with superpowers of their own: Birdie can communicate with animals. Brix has athletic abilities and can heal quickly. Tenner can swim like a fish and can see in the dark and hear from a distance. Seven’s skin camouflages to match whatever is around him. Cabot hasn’t shown signs of any unusual power—yet. Then one day Birdie finds a map among her father’s things that leads to a secret stash. There is also a note: Go to Estero, find your mother, and give her the map. The five have lived their entire lives in isolation. What would it mean to follow the map to a strange world full of things they’ve only heard about, like cell phones, cars, and electricity? A world where, thanks to their parents, being supernatural is a crime?

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  • Publisher : Penguin
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  • Total of Pages : 544
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A New York Times Bestseller “Maps allow the armchair traveler to roam the world, the diplomat to argue his points, the ruler to administer his country, the warrior to plan his campaigns and the propagandist to boost his cause… rich and beautiful.” – Wall Street Journal Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, maps of the world are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age. In this scintillating book, Jerry Brotton examines the significance of 12 maps - from the almost mystical representations of ancient history to the satellite-derived imagery of today. He vividly recreates the environments and circumstances in which each of the maps was made, showing how each conveys a highly individual view of the world. Brotton shows how each of his maps both influenced and reflected contemporary events and how, by considering it in all its nuances and omissions, we can better understand the world that produced it. Although the way we map our surroundings is more precise than ever before, Brotton argues that maps today are no more definitive or objective than they have ever been. Readers of this beautifully illustrated and masterfully argued book will never look at a map in quite the same way again. “A fascinating and panoramic new history of the cartographer’s art.” – The Guardian “The intellectual background to these images is conveyed with beguiling erudition…. There is nothing more subversive than a map.” – The Spectator “A mesmerizing and beautifully illustrated book.” —The Telegraph

The Visual World Atlas - Facts and maps of the current world

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  • Publisher : Québec Amerique
  • Book Code : 2764408897
  • Total of Pages : 175
  • Category : Atlases
  • Members : 495
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A Simplified Map of the Real World

By Stevan Allred
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  • Publisher : Forest Avenue Press
  • Book Code : 1942436033
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 467
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In A Simplified Map of the Real World, intimate boundaries are loosened by divorce and death in a rural community where even an old pickle crock has an unsettling history—and high above the strife and the hope and the often hilarious, geese seek the perfect tailwind. Stevan Allred’s stunning debut deftly navigates the stubborn geography of the human heart.

A New Map of Wonders

By Caspar Henderson
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  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Book Code : 178378136X
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  • Category : Science
  • Members : 424
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A New Map of Wonders charts a course through the realm of the fascinating and awe-inspiring. With the curiosity and enthusiasm of a great explorer, the award-winning Caspar Henderson celebrates and explains the wonder of light and the origins of the universe, the myriad marvels of the human body and the natural world -- and reveals the wonders to come: the technologies that will transform human experience and change what we will find wonderful. Drawing on philosophy and natural history, art and religion, neuroscience and nanotechnology, A New Map of Wonders is a celebration of life -- a rich and inspiring guide, encouraging us to see the world anew.

A Map of the Damage

By Sophia Tobin
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1471151670
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 363
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Already a Sunday Times bestselling author with her first novel, A Map of the Damage confirms Sophia Tobin as a rising star. This is stunning historical fiction for fans of Tracy Chevalier. London, 1941. Livy makes her way through Blitz-torn London to the Mirrormakers’ Club, the only place that makes her feels safe, where she finds herself drawn into the mystery of a missing diamond, and torn between two men with competing claims on her. London, 1841. Charlotte is helped from the scene of an accident by a man who shows her a building he is working on, and whose kindness unlocks a hope she has long kept buried. But that man is not her husband. Two women, a century apart, united by one place: the Mirrormakers’ Club. A building which holds echoes of past loves and hates, and hides the darkest of secrets in its foundations. Praise for A Map of the Damage ‘A beguiling tale of love and loss’ The Times ‘Instantly gripping, this novel holds you in its spell from first to last… I simply could not stop reading. Exceptional storytelling, full of heart, wisdom and passion. Unmissable’ Antonia Hodgson, author of The Devil in the Marshalsea 'A wondrous, captivating novel… with depth, beguiling characters, and an enthralling, racing story… a triumph' Kate Mayfield, author of The Parentations 'I found myself completely drawn into a world of creative obsession, dramatic romance, and a breathless quest for the truth. Sophia Tobin’s masterful storytelling kept me hooked throughout… a real pleasure to read' Sophie Hardach, author of Confession with Blue Horses 'Sophia Tobin uses her beguiling creation, the Mirrormakers’ Club… to unite a vivid cast of characters from two eras. All are engaged in trying to solve a mystery that - with wonderful ingenuity on the part of the author - will finally be fully revealed only to the reader' Miranda France Praise for The Vanishing ‘Undeniably page-turning’ Mail on Sunday 'Think Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre, but ten times darker, and you have The Vanishing… as dark and eerie and gothic as the Yorkshire Moors it is set on. One to curl up by the fire with on a windy night’ Stylist ‘Entertaining’ The Times ‘Vivid, absorbing and wonderfully gothic, with shades of Sarah Waters and Emily and Charlotte Brontë’ Kate Riordan ‘Atmosphere aplenty and some real surprises’ Daily Mail ‘Echoes Wuthering Heights with its setting and sense of intrigue’ Red ‘A vivid sense of the period… which stays with the reader long after the final page’ the i

Qualitative Inquiry in Geoscience Education Research

By Anthony D. Feig,Alison Stokes
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  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Book Code : 0813724740
  • Total of Pages : 211
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 782
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A Map of the Sky

By Claire Wong
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  • Publisher : Lion Fiction
  • Book Code : 1782642706
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 776
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Kit doesn't understand why his family has been uprooted to a remote coastal village in the North. Why did they leave so suddenly, and why has his Dad not joined them? At Askfeld Farm Guesthouse, he meets an eclectic group of new neighbours and forms an unlikely friendship with Beth, who suffers from a chronic illness he does not understand. Kit learns that Beth, who cannot leave the guesthouse, is trying to draw a map from memory that shows all her favourite childhood haunts.Kit makes it his quest to help her remember by visiting places for her and hopes to solve the problems of the other guests along the way. But becoming a hero like the ones in his favourite books is trickier than it seems. Can Kit work out that the person who really needs his help is much closer to home?

Portraits of the Earth

By Timothy G. Feeman
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  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Book Code : 9780821872611
  • Total of Pages : 123
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 389
  • Pdf File: portraits-of-the-earth.pdf

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''Every map is a tool, a product of human effort and creativity, that represents some aspects of our world or universe ... [This] course was powered by the belief that by exploring the mathematical ideas involved in creating and analyzing maps, students would see how mathematics could help them to understand and explain their world.'' -from the Preface Portraits of the Earth exemplifies the AMS's mission to bring the power and vitality of mathematical thought to the nonexpert. It isdesigned to teach students to think logically and to analyze the technical information that they so readily encounter every day. Maps are exciting, visual tools that we encounter on a daily basis: from street maps to maps of the world accompanying news stories to geologic maps depicting theunderground structure of the earth. This book explores the mathematical ideas involved in creating and analyzing maps, a topic that is rarely discussed in undergraduate courses. It is the first modern book to present the famous problem of mapping the earth in a style that is highly readable and mathematically accessible to most students. Feeman's writing is inviting to the novice, yet also interesting to readers with more mathematical experience. Through the visual context of maps andmapmaking, students will see how contemporary mathematics can help them to understand and explain the world. Topics explored are the shape and size of the earth, basic spherical geometry, and why one can't make a perfect flat map of the planet. The author discusses different attributes that maps can have anddetermines mathematically how to design maps that have the desired features. The distortions that arise in making world maps are quantitatively analyzed. There is an in-depth discussion on the design of numerous map projections-both historical and contemporary-as well as conformal and equal-area maps. Feeman looks at how basic map designs can be modified to produce maps with any center, and he indicates how to generalize methods to produce maps of arbitrary surfaces of revolution. Also includedare end-of-chapter exercises and laboratory projects. Particularly interesting is a chapter that explains how to use MapleR add-on software to make maps from geographic data points. This book would make an excellent text for a basic undergraduate mathematics or geography course and would beespecially appealing to the teacher who is interested in exciting visual applications in the classroom. It would also serve nicely as supplementary reading for a course in calculus, linear algebra, or differential geometry. Prerequisites include a solid grasp of trigonometry and basic calculus. RWaterloo Maple, Inc., Ontario, Canada.

A map for the soul... Compassionate journey...

By Mirek Woznica
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1490873856
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  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 520
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Why do we continue to journey in a particular direction even though we know, deep down, it is not the right path? Why do we live with no peace in our souls? These are some of the questions the author is challenged to answer after an unexpected event. It was an ordinary day that turned into an extraordinary encounter. Even though he did not expect any changes in his life, the journey took him to a place of compassion that led to some life-changing decisions. Was it God or his personal choices that led him to this? Was it an accident or God’s loving plan? There are journeys we take, trips we plan, and decisions we make. There are weeks and years ahead of us with adventures waiting. Let A Map for the Soul... Compassionate Journey... be your companion in times of darkness and confusion when circumstances tell you, “You have reached your destination,” but you know you are lost or stuck. This wondrous story could be your guide through the mysteries of your personal journey, spiritual growth, and gaining an understanding of yourself. The esoteric and unique places and encounters of the characters add another dimension and another insight to your spirituality. The characters will take readers into the world of personal strengths and weaknesses as well as deep cultural and spiritual differences. Once you immerse yourself in all of that, you will create A Map for the Soul.

Map of the Soul 7

By Murray Stein
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  • Publisher : Chiron Publications
  • Book Code : 1630518522
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Psychology
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Beyond summarizing the three volumes on Persona, Shadow and Ego in the Map of the Soul series, this latest book explores the entire BTS album, start to finish, revealing profound insights into the collective psyche of BTS. The title of BTS’s latest album, Map of the Soul: 7, captivates the mind with its suggestive and alluring imagery. It came as a surprise to many fans. Expected was an album that would follow upon Map of the Soul: Persona with songs about Shadow or Ego. While the new album does indeed include songs with these themes, it is much more complex and broader in vision than expected. The number 7 suggests mystery. It catches the mind’s attention with its symbolic significance. What does this number mean in relation to the idea of a “map of the soul?” This book dives into this mystery and explores the unconscious reaches of our mind. Fans of BTS from around the world will marvel at the depth of meaning in the songs contained in Map of the Soul: 7. They take the listener into deep reflection upon the meaning of striving and ambition, the dangers of worldly success, and the amazing resiliency of the human spirit to recover and go on despite the pitfalls on life’s journey. The songs themselves function as a map for souls who are setting out in life and engaging in challenging relationships. The songs are reflective, mirroring what we find within ourselves in our struggles to become and to thrive. When you stand on the threshold of a new land, it is useful to have a map as your guide. The great psychologist of the 20th Century, Carl Jung, created a Map of the Soul that many people in his time found more than a little helpful, even lifesaving. It is even more so now, for people in the 21st Century, caught in the profound complexities of modern life. Armed with this map, people are better able to find their way successfully through life’s journey. Today, BTS is putting this map into the hands of their fans. For this great service we are profoundly very grateful.