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A Road Unknown

By Barbara Cameron
  • ISBN Code: : 1682997871
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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Elizabeth is at a crossroad. She's been given the chance to experience life outside of her community, away from the responsibility to care for her eight younger siblings, but Elizabeth Bontrager can't decide which road to take. Goshen has its charms and pressures, but Paradise, Pennsylvania, sounds . . . well, like paradise. And it's also home to her Englisch friend, Paula. Decision made. Elizabeth is Paradise bound. But will the small town live up to its name? When Elizabeth meets Paula's friend, Bruce, she quickly learns he wants more than a friendship. And the same might be true of Saul Miller, her new boss at the country story that sells Amish products to the Englisch community. As the two compete for her attention, Elizabeth is surprised to realize she misses her family and becomes even more uncertain about where she belongs. She has a choice to make: return home or embrace this new life and possibly a new love?

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  • Pdf File: delphi-complete-poetical-works-of-matthew-arnold.pdf

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The Victorian English poet and essayist Matthew Arnold was the archetypal sage writer, noted for his classical attacks on the tastes and manners of his time. His poetry is characterised by its classically poised, serene and grand style, which is often intimate, personal, full of romantic regret and nostalgic in tone. Arnold’s incisive essays chastised and instructed the reader on contemporary social issues, fashioning himself as the apostle of “culture” in his landmark work ‘Culture and Anarchy’. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete poetical works of Matthew Arnold, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Arnold's life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry and other works * Excellent formatting of the poems * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes a selection of Arnold's non-fiction, including his seminal collection of essays CULTURE AND ANARCHY * Features two bonus biographies - discover Arnold's literary life * Ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with rare uncollected poems, five prose works and one biography The Poetry Collections The Strayed Reveller, and Other Poems Sonnets Empedocles on Etna, and Other Poems Tristram and Iseult Poems, a New Edition The Church of Brou Poems, Second and Third Series, 1855 Merope. a Tragedy Poems from Magazines New Poems, 1867 Uncollected Poems The Poems List of Poems in Chronological Order List of Poems in Alphabetical Order The Prose On Translating Homer Culture and Anarchy St. Paul and Protestantism, with an Essay on Puritanism and the Church of England Literature and Dogma Discourses in America The Study of Celtic Literature Selected Essays The Biographies Matthew Arnold by Leslie Stephen Matthew Arnold by George William Erskine Russell Matthew Arnold by George Saintsbury

Parzival: A Knightly Epic (Vol. 1&2)

By Wolfram von Eschenbach
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 545
  • Category : Fiction
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Parzival is a medieval romance by the German poet, knight, and troubadour Wolfram von Eschenbach. The story belongs to the most significant examples of medieval literature. The poem, dated to the first quarter of the 13th century, tells about the legendary knight of the Round Table Parzival (Percival in English) and his long search for the Holy Grail following his initial failure to achieve it. The story begins with Parzival's birth and early life, continues with his attempts to find King Arthur and join him, together with his friend Gawan and concludes in meeting and marriage to the love of his life Orgeluse. Although the poem is dedicated to the spiritual and physical search for Saint Grail, its central narrative is love, chivalry, and courtship that reward the hero with a happy completion of his deeds.

Worlds of Care

By Aaron J. Jackson
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520976959
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Social Science
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The stories of fathers caring for non-verbal children and how these experiences alter their understandings of care, masculinity, and living a full life. Vulnerable narratives of fatherhood are few and far between; rarer still is an ethnography that delves into the practical and emotional realities of intensive caregiving. Grounded in the intimate everyday lives of men caring for children with major physical and intellectual disabilities, Worlds of Care undertakes an exploration of how men shape their identities in the context of caregiving. Anthropologist Aaron J. Jackson fuses ethnographic research and creative nonfiction to offer an evocative account of what is required for men to create habitable worlds and find some kind of “normal” when their circumstances are anything but. Combining stories from his fieldwork in North America with reflections on his own experience caring for his severely disabled son, Jackson argues that care has the potential to transform our understanding of who we are and how we relate to others.

AYESHA SERIES – Complete Collection: She (A History of Adventure) + Ayesha (The Return of She) + She & Allan + Wisdom's Daughter

By Henry Rider Haggard
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026852338
  • Total of Pages : 1420
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 988
  • Pdf File: ayesha-series-complete-collection.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: “AYESHA SERIES – Complete Collection: She (A History of Adventure) + Ayesha (The Return of She) + She & Allan + Wisdom's Daughter” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: “She” is one of the classics of imaginative literature, and one of the best-selling books of all time. She was extraordinarily popular upon its release and has never been out of print. The story is a first-person narrative that follows the journey of Horace Holly and his ward Leo Vincey to a lost kingdom in the African interior. There they encounter a primitive race of natives and a mysterious white queen named Ayesha who reigns as the all-powerful "She", or "She-who-must-be-obeyed". In this work, Rider Haggard developed the conventions of the Lost World subgenre, which many later authors emulated. “Ayesha, the Return of She” is a gothic-fantasy novel, a sequel to his far more popular and well known novel, She. “She and Allan” is a novel, in which Haggard brought together his two most popular characters, Ayesha from She (to which it serves as a prequel), and Allan Quatermain from King Solomon's Mines. Wisdom's Daughter is the final book in the Ayesha series. Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential. His novels portray many of the stereotypes associated with colonialism, yet they are unusual for the degree of sympathy with which the native populations are portrayed.

Crossroads

By Barbara Cameron
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 168299788X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 878
  • Pdf File: crossroads.pdf

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Emma decided long ago that she was going to marry Isaac Stoltzfus. Since she was ten, she'd dreamt of being Isaac's wife, of fixing up a small farmhouse, of raising boppli together. But now, Isaac's Rumschpringe has introduced him to new ways—and much to Emma's dismay, Isaac seems to be enjoying them. Is the man Emma now sees in Isaac the same man she fell in love with all those years ago? He seems more like a stranger who wears jeans and a short haircut and listens to rock music. He has moved out of his parents home, gotten a job, and worse, wants Emma to join him in the Englisch world. How can she possibly leave behind her family, friends, church—and all the dreams she once had for her future with Isaac? But if she loves him, how can she not? Emma is at a crossroads. And her decision will change her life forever.

CHILDREN'S BOOK CLASSICS - Kate Douglas Wiggin Edition: 11 Novels & 120+ Short Stories, Fairy Tales, Fables & Poems for Children (Illustrated)

By Kate Douglas Wiggin
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8075832736
  • Total of Pages : 3366
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 527
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This unique collection of Kate Wiggin's most beloved children's books has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Series: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm New Chronicles of Rebecca The Flag-Raising Other Novels: A Summer in a Cañon: A California Story Polly Oliver's Problem: A Story for Girls The Birds' Christmas Carol The Romance of a Christmas Card Timothy's Quest Marm Lisa Mother Carey's Chickens The Diary of a Goose Girl Anthologies: The Arabian Nights: Their Best Known Tales The Talking Bird, the Singing Tree, and the Golden Water The Story of the Fisherman and the Genie The History of the Young King of the Black Isles The Story of Gulnare of the Sea The Story of Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamp The Story of Prince Agib The Story of the City of Brass The Story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves The History of Codadad and His Brothers The Story of Sinbad the Voyager The Fairy Ring Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know The Talking Beasts: A Book of Fable Wisdom Fables of Aesop Fables of Bidpai Fables from the Hitopadesa Fables from P. V. Ramaswami Raju Malayan Fables Moorish Fables African Fables Fables from Krilof Fables from the Chinese Fables of La Fontaine Fables from the Spanish Fables of Gay, Cowper, and others The Story Hour: A Book for the Home and the Kindergarten Golden Numbers: A Book of Verse for Youth The Posy Ring: A Book of Verse for Children Pinafore Palace Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923) was an American educator and author of children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labor.

What Works in Conservation 2020

By William J. Sutherland,Lynn V. Dicks,Silviu O. Petrova,Rebecca K. Smith
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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Book Code : 1783748362
  • Total of Pages : 794
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 804
  • Pdf File: what-works-in-conservation-2020.pdf

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Is reduced tillage in arable fields beneficial for farmland biodiversity? Is prescribed burning in grasslands beneficial for bird conservation? Does livestock exclusion from degraded peatlands benefit peatland conservation? Is the provision of artificial shelters effective for subtidal benthic invertebrate conservation? Do wind turbine modifications reduce bat fatalities? Does adding topsoil increase the abundance of heathland plants? Are interventions to reduce road impacts on amphibians effective? Do herbicides control invasive parrot's feather? What Works in Conservation has been created to provide practitioners with answers to these and many other questions about practical conservation. This book provides an assessment of the effectiveness of conservation interventions based on summarized scientific evidence. The 2020 edition contains new material on mammals, birds, marine benthic invertebrates, bat conservation and wetlands. Other chapters cover practical global conservation of primates, peatlands, shrublands and heathlands, management of captive animals as well as an extended chapter on control of freshwater invasive species, the global conservation of amphibians, bats, birds and forests, conservation of European farmland biodiversity and some aspects of enhancing natural pest control, enhancing soil fertility and control of freshwater invasive species. It contains key results from the summarized evidence for each conservation intervention and an assessment of the effectiveness of each by international expert panels. The accompanying website www.conservationevidence.com describes each of the studies individually, and provides full references. This is the fifth edition of What Works in Conservation, which is revised on an annual basis. Arcadia, DEFRA, ESRC, MAVA Foundation, NERC, Natural England, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Synchronicity Earth, South West Water and Waitrose Ltd. have generously contributed towards the publication of this volume.

Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus and Armenia

By William John Hamilton
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  • Publisher : Georg Olms Verlag
  • Book Code : 9783487413211
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Read and download full book Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus and Armenia

Dust to Dust to Dust

By Lester D. Parker
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1469108496
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 763
  • Pdf File: dust-to-dust-to-dust.pdf

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When Henry Parker and Thomas Thompson arrived in Virginia Colony aboard the sailing ship Endeavor, 1765, their altercation aboard ship was forgotten. Each went his separate way, never expecting to meet again. Each, for his own reason, was anxious to depart the dock. Thomas Thompson, with his wife Elinor and son James, headed for the dusty coal mines of West Virginia. Thomas was jumping ship to avoid a return trip to England as promised to the captain. Henry Parker was heading west to look for suitable farm land that could be claimed free, if possible. He was anxious to get settled so that he could send for his bride, with whom he had only three days before being ordered to leave England forever, by King George III. Henry was to have a long three year wait before seeing his bride again. The next meeting between the Parkers and Thompsons took place in a military hospital during the revolutionary war, each had been wounded at the second battle of Yorktown. Over the next many years chance meetings occurred between the two families through the dust of Texas trail drives, wars, and homesteading in Oklahoma Territory. Then in 1922 the two families were forever joined as Arthur William Parker courted and wed, Lena May Thompson. In 1935 and 1936 the Parker sharecrop farm was devastated by the depression, drought, and choking dust storms of the 1930s. In 1937 Most members of both extended families joined the long trail of okies headed for California in search of a better life.

100 Shades of Life

By Manjuri Neogi
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  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Book Code : 1482847574
  • Total of Pages : 140
  • Category : Poetry
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The book is collection of poems relating to various aspects of human emotions, which have a great correlation to moods and shades of our nature. Manjuri's inspiration came from a place called Shillong, a beautiful hill station in Northeast India, in lap of majestic Himalayas. Manjuri is also an avid photographer and the book is splashed with photos taken by her.

Myths and Legends of Babylonia and Assyria

By Lewis Spence
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1616404647
  • Total of Pages : 492
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 144
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Myths and Legends of Babylonia and Assyria, originally published in November 1916, is a beautiful book that includes explanations of Babylonian and Assyrian legends and myths as well as the myths themselves. Lewis Spence, in the Preface, describes his purpose in writing the book as providing the reader with "the treasures of romance latent in the subject, the peculiar richness of which has been recognized since the early days of archaeological effort in Chaldea." Presented here with original illustrations and bookplates of paintings, drawings, and pictures concerning the myths, this book is a classic addition to any library. LEWIS SPENCE (1874-1955) was a Scottish journalist who recorded Scottish folklore, myths and legends from around the world, histories and legends about the lost world of Atlantis, and works on the occult. Spence graduated from Edinburgh University and was the editor of three magazines, The Scotsman, The Edinburgh Magazine, and The British Weekly. He also founded the Scottish National Movement, now known as the Scottish National Party.