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City of the Rats (Deltora Quest #3)

By Emily Rodda
  • ISBN Code: : 0545529565
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The international bestselling series returns for a new generation with a fresh look and bonus content from the legends of Deltora. Lief, Barda, and Jasmine--three companions with nothing in common but their hatred of the enemy--are on a perilous quest to recapture the seven lost gems of the magic Belt of Deltora. Only when the Belt is complete can the evil Shadow Lord be overthrown.They have succeeded in finding the golden topaz and the great ruby. The two gems' mysterious powers have strengthened them and given them courage to move on in their search for the third stone. But none of them can know the horrors that await them in the forbidden City of the Rats.

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Deltora Quest #6: The Maze of the Beast

By Emily Rodda
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 054552962X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 727
  • Pdf File: deltora-quest-6.pdf

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The international bestselling series returns for a new generation with a fresh look and bonus content from the legends of Deltora. Deltora is a land of monsters and magic. The evil Shadow Lord has become aware that Lief, Barda, and Jasmine are searching for the seven lost gems of the magic Belt of Deltora. He knows that the Belt's power will threaten his terrifying rule if the gems can be returned to it. Five gems have already been found. The next stone lies hidden in the underwater lair of the hideous and ferocious Glus. Already pursued by the servants of the Shadow Lord, Lief, Barda, and Jasmine will need all their strength and courage to face the Maze of the Beast.

The Rats in the Walls

By H.P. Lovecraft
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 924
  • Pdf File: the-rats-in-the-walls.pdf

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"The Rats in the Walls" is a short story by American author H. P. Lovecraft. Written in August–September 1923, it was first published in Weird Tales, March 1924. In 1923, an American named Delapore, the last descendant of the De la Poer family, moves to his ancestral estate in England following the death of his only son during World War I. To the dismay of nearby residents, he restores the estate, called Exham Priory. After moving in, Delapore and his cat frequently hear the sounds of rats scurrying behind the walls. Upon investigating further, and through recurring dreams, Delapore learns that his family maintained an underground city for centuries, where they raised generations of "human cattle"—some regressed to a quadrupedal state—to supply their taste for human flesh. This was stopped when Delapore's ancestor killed his entire family in their sleep and left the country in order to end the horror, leaving the remaining human livestock and a surviving relative to be devoured by the rats inhabiting the city's cesspits. Maddened by the revelations of his family's past, a hereditary cruelty and his anger over his son's death, Delapore attacks one of his friends in the dark of the cavernous city and begins eating him while rambling in a mixture of Middle English, Latin, and Gaelic, before devolving into a cacophony of animalistic grunts. He is subsequently subdued and placed in a mental institution. At least one other investigator, Thornton, has gone insane as well. Soon after, Exham Priory is destroyed and the investigators decide to cover up the existence of the city. Delapore maintains his innocence, proclaiming that it was "the rats, the rats in the walls", who ate the man. He continues to be plagued by the sound of rats in the walls of his cell. Famous works of the author Howard Phillips Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness, The Dreams in the Witch House, The Horror at Red Hook, The Shadow Out of Time, The Shadows over Innsmouth, The Alchemist, Reanimator, Ex Oblivione, Azathoth, The Call of Cthulhu, The Cats of Ulthar, The Festival, The Silver Key, The Other Gods, The Outsider, The Temple, The Picture in the House, The Shunned House, The Terrible Old Man, The Tomb, Dagon, What the Moon Brings

The Tale of Despereaux

By Kate DiCamillo
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  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Book Code : 0763649430
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 635
  • Pdf File: the-tale-of-despereaux.pdf

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A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale. Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out. With black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering.

Ratscalibur

By Josh Lieb
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698188810
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 884
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From the New York Times bestselling author of I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President “A witty mash-up of favorite fantasy motifs.”—New York Times Book Review “Ratscalibur is funny, it’s scary, and it’s sweet, like life. But it has talking rats and magic, so it’s better than life.”—Jimmy Fallon “Full of clever dialogue and hilarious puns...Don’t be surprised if this novel achieves best-seller status.” —Booklist “The only way I could’ve liked this more is if I were eleven.”—Ira Glass “A charming take on an old favorite.”—Publishers Weekly When Joey is bitten by an elderly rat, he goes from aspiring seventh-grader to three-inch tall rodent. At first, Joey is amazed by his new rat self. The city streets call to him at night. Smells that would have repelled him before are suddenly tantalizing. (A chicken bone? Yes! A squashed cockroach? Like perfume!) And wow, the freedom! But when a bout of hunger leads Joey to pull the spork from the scone, he finds himself at the center of a longtime rat prophecy. Joey has unwittingly unlocked the sword Ratscalibur; and now, it is up to him to protect his new rat friends from the evil crows who seek to destroy their peaceful kingdom. But what does an eleven-year-old know about actual swordplay? And what happens when Joey no longer wants to be a rat?

Rats

By Paul Zindel
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  • Publisher : Graymalkin Media
  • Book Code : 1935169661
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 449
  • Pdf File: rats.pdf

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Sarah and her brother have grown up next to the world’s largest garbage dump on Staten Island in New York City. Little do they know, thousands of rodents at the dump have mutated into gruesome, killer rats and one of the workers there has just been badly mauled. Without mercy, the rats wreak havoc and devistation upon the once-peaceful neighborhood, entering homes through kitchen sinks and toilets. Now the entire city stands on the brink of total infestation. Can the kids save millions of innocent people from the approaching and unrelenting rat horde?

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By Eric Carle
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1524739553
  • Total of Pages : 26
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 865
  • Pdf File: the-very-hungry-caterpillar.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? For the first time, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now available in e-book format, perfect for storytime anywhere. As an added bonus, it includes read-aloud audio of Eric Carle reading his classic story. This fine audio production pairs perfectly with the classic story, and it makes for a fantastic new way to encounter this famous, famished caterpillar.

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By Faith Erin Hicks
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  • Publisher : First Second
  • Book Code : 1626726523
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 157
  • Pdf File: the-nameless-city.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Every nation that invades the City gives it a new name. But before long, new invaders arrive and the City changes hands once again. The natives don't let themselves get caught up in the unending wars. To them, their home is the Nameless City, and those who try to name it are forever outsiders. Kaidu is one such outsider. He's a Dao born and bred--a member of the latest occupying nation. Rat is a native of the Nameless City. At first, she hates Kai for everything he stands for, but his love of his new home may be the one thing that can bring these two unlikely friends together. Let's hope so, because the fate of the Nameless City rests in their hands.

Burial of Rats

By Bram Stoker,Varla Ventura
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  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Book Code : 1619400391
  • Total of Pages : 38
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 370
  • Pdf File: burial-of-rats.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Varla Ventura, fan favorite on Huffington Post’s Weird News, frequent guest on Coast to Coast, and bestselling author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces a new Weiser Books Collection of forgotten crypto-classics. Magical Creatures is a hair-raising herd of affordable digital editions, curated with Varla’s affectionate and unerring eye for the fantastic. Bram Stoker, the master of horror and dark mind behind the most famous vampire novel in history—Dracula—brings us to the edge of our chairs again with a tale of a different variety. Here the horrors are not vampires, nor are they werewolves. Here the horrors are poverty and vicious, snarling rats. A young man finds himself (foolishly) wandering beyond the city walls of 1850s Paris, making his way into the dust piles and garbage gatherings of the paupers. Living among the rags and the war-torn are giant, beady eyed rats. Hideous beasts that clean a dead (or dying) human body down to its skeleton before the flesh is even cold. Add to that a swampy quagmire and some curious psychic insights, and you have a masterful tale of the macabre that is not for the feint of heart.

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By Peter Blauner
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  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Book Code : 1250117437
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 830
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“First rate suspense, with a soupcon of horror in the Hannibal Lecter vein... You won’t be disappointed." —Stephen King From Peter Blauner, the writer Dennis Lehane calls "one of the most consistently bracing and interesting voices in American crime literature," comes a new thriller about a lone young cop on the trail of a powerful killer determined not just to stop her, but to make her pay. In the summer of Star Wars and Son of Sam, a Long Island schoolgirl is found gruesomely murdered. A local prosecutor turns a troubled teenager known as JT from a suspect to a star witness in the case, putting away a high school football star who claimed to be innocent. Forty years later, JT has risen to chief of police, but there's a trail of a dozen dead women that reaches from Brooklyn across Long Island, along the Sunrise Highway, and it's possible that his actions actually enabled a killer. That's when Lourdes Robles, a relentless young Latina detective for the NYPD, steps in to track the serial killer. She discovers a deep and sinister web of connections between the victims and some of the most powerful political figures in the region, including JT himself. Now Lourdes not only has to catch a killer, but maybe dismantle an entire system that's protected him, possibly at the cost of her own life.

City of Thieves

By David Benioff
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440630585
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 632
  • Pdf File: city-of-thieves.pdf

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From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime. During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible. By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, the New York Times bestseller City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.

Emmy and the Rats in the Belfry

By Lynne Jonell
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Book Code : 1466803819
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: emmy-and-the-rats-in-the-belfry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Emmy was not an ordinary girl. She could talk to rodents. She could shrink to the size of a rodent. And just a few weeks ago, she had even become a rodent to defeat her evil former nanny, Miss Barmy. Emmy's parents, unaware of their daughter's other life, ship her off to visit two elderly aunts in Schenectady. Emmy figures her life will be ordinary at last, if rather boring. But she didn't count on her friend Ratty, whose search for his long-lost Ratmom brings him more than he bargained for. Here is the third book in the acclaimed Emmy series, complete with a flip book feature (bats!).

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By David Bell,Azzedine Haddour
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317881575
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 124
  • Pdf File: city-visions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A collection of the latest work on the city, presenting contemporary theories, methods and perspectives in an accessible format for upper-level undergraduates and postgraduates in geography, cultural studies and sociology.

The Burial of the Rats

By Bram Stoker
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 3986472614
  • Total of Pages : 44
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 483
  • Pdf File: the-burial-of-the-rats.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Burial of the Rats Bram Stoker - The Burial of the Rats has the distinctive flavor of an Edwardian gentlemans magazine thriller, and it features all the necessary tropes for this genre: a young man forced to prove his manhood through his mental prowess and physical stamina, a white-knuckled chase scene, last minute escapes, themes of Social Darwinism and Nietzschean philosophy, a sense that the struggle is a coded rite of passage, a distant lover, degenerate villains without mercy or scruples, a battle against the natural elements, and a seemingly hopeless race against time.This type of story would become even more popular after World War One (its heyday being the 20s, 30s, and 40s) and revived after World War Two (where these sorts of action thrillers the lone man fighting for survival against Nature and mankind alike were beautifully adapted for male-centered radio programs like Escape and Suspense). Although he was preceded in the man-on-the-run thriller by Ambrose Bierce (An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge), Robert Louis Stevenson (The Suicide Club), and Rudyard Kipling (The Man Who Would Be King), Stokers Burial of the Rats is among the first to perfectly epitomize the formula of the modern suspense thriller...

World Flutelore

By Dale A. Olsen
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  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Book Code : 0252095146
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 243
  • Pdf File: world-flutelore.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In many places around the world, flutes and the sounds of flutes are powerful magical forces for seduction and love, protection, vegetal and human fertility, birth and death, and other aspects of human and non-human behavior. This book explores the cultural significance of flutes, flute playing, and flute players from around the world as interpreted from folktales, myths, and other stories--in a word, "flutelore." A scholarly yet readable study, World Flutelore: Folktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power draws upon a range of sources in folklore, anthropology, ethnomusicology, and literary analysis. Describing and interpreting many examples of flutes as they are found in mythology, poetry, lyrics, and other narrative and literary sources from around the world, veteran ethnomusicologist Dale Olsen seeks to determine what is singularly distinct or unique about flutes, flute playing, and flute players in a global context. He shows how and why world flutes are important for personal, communal, religious, spiritual, and secular expression and even, perhaps, existence. This is a book for students, scholars, and any reader interested in the cultural power of flutes.

Lair

By James Herbert
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0330469002
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 304
  • Pdf File: lair.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The restless rats return in James Herbert's Lair, the second horror novel in the Rats trilogy. The mutant white rat had grown and mated, creating offspring in its own image. They dominated the others, the dark-furred ones, who foraged for food and brought it back to the lair. Now the dark rats were restless, tormented by a craving they could not satisfy. But the white slug-like thing that ruled them knew. Its two heads weaved to and fro and a stickiness drooled from its mouth as it remembered the taste of human flesh . . . Continue the chilling series from the Master of Horror, with Domain.

Tradition and Innovation in Folk Literature

By Wolfgang Mieder
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317376854
  • Total of Pages : 294
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: tradition-and-innovation-in-folk-literature.pdf

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In this book, first published in 1987, Wolfgang Mieder follows the intriguing trail of some of the best known pieces of folk literature, tracing them from their roots to modern uses in advertising, journalism, politics, cartoons, and poetry. He reveals both the remarkable adaptability of these tales and how each variation reflects cultural and historical changes. Fairy tales, legends, folk songs, riddles, nursery rhymes, and proverbs are passed from generation to generation, changing both in form and meaning with each use. This book will be of interest to students of literature.

The Kidnap Plot (The Extraordinary Journeys of Clockwork Charlie)

By Dave Butler
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  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0553512978
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

Meet Charlie. He lives a quiet life with his protective father, an inventor and clockmaker. When Charlie’s father is suddenly and mysteriously kidnapped by a shadowy group called the Anti-Human League, it’s up to Charlie to save him. Before long, he has assembled a motley crew to help. From the terrifying but well-meaning troll Grim Grumblesson to the high-flying young aeronauts Bob and Sir Oliver, this team will follow the trail anywhere. But the league’s plan is much more sinister than Charlie could have imagined. And as he unravels the secrets of the league, he also uncovers his father’s own secrets—about his family, the league, and even himself... Can Charlie and his gang rescue his father from the dastardly villains who have kidnapped him? And will Charlie be able to come to terms with who he really is? The journey begins here!

John Carter of Mars

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
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  • Publisher : eStar Books
  • Book Code : 1612104908
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  • Pdf File: john-carter-of-mars.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book includes: John Carter and the Giants of Mars and The Skeleton Men of Jupiter

The Power of Plagues

By Irwin W. Sherman
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1683670019
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 303
  • Pdf File: the-power-of-plagues.pdf

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The Power of Plagues presents a rogues' gallery of epidemic- causing microorganisms placed in the context of world history. Author Irwin W. Sherman introduces the microbes that caused these epidemics and the people who sought (and still seek) to understand how diseases and epidemics are managed. What makes this book especially fascinating are the many threads that Sherman weaves together as he explains how plagues past and present have shaped the outcome of wars and altered the course of medicine, religion, education, feudalism, and science. Cholera gave birth to the field of epidemiology. The bubonic plague epidemic that began in 1346 led to the formation of universities in cities far from the major centers of learning (and hot spots of the Black Death) at that time. And the Anopheles mosquito and malaria aided General George Washington during the American Revolution. Sadly, when microbes have inflicted death and suffering, people have sometimes responded by invoking discrimination, scapegoating, and quarantine, often unfairly, against races or classes of people presumed to be the cause of the epidemic. Pathogens are not the only stars of this book. Many scientists and physicians who toiled to understand, treat, and prevent these plagues are also featured. Sherman tells engaging tales of the development of vaccines, anesthesia, antiseptics, and antibiotics. This arsenal has dramatically reduced the suffering and death caused by infectious diseases, but these plague protectors are imperfect, due to their side effects or attenuation and because microbes almost invariably develop resistance to antimicrobial drugs. The Power of Plagues provides a sobering reminder that plagues are not a thing of the past. Along with the persistence of tuberculosis, malaria, river blindness, and AIDS, emerging and remerging epidemics continue to confound global and national public health efforts. West Nile virus, Lyme disease, and Ebola and Zika viruses are just some of the newest rogues to plague humans. The argument that civilization has been shaped to a significant degree by the power of plagues is compelling, and The Power of Plagues makes the case in an engaging and informative way that will be satisfying to scientists and non-scientists alike.

Defeating Dark Angels

By Charles H. Kraft
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1441230408
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

A Practical, Complete Guide to Defeating Demons Demonic oppression is a very real spiritual phenomenon, yet it remains a terrifying and misunderstood subject for many Christians. What does the Bible say? Can demons exert power over Christians? Can a Christian be possessed? How do you know if a problem is psychological or spiritual? In this revised edition of Defeating Dark Angels, Dr. Charles H. Kraft, a retired evangelical seminary professor and experienced deliverance minister, reveals everything you need to know. With clarity and biblical insight, he explains · why and how dark forces come against God's people · our authority as Christians over demons · how to resist the influence of demons · how to break their hold on the lives of others · the need for continued healing and care after deliverance through counseling Weaving practical application with firsthand accounts of demonic activity in the lives of real people, this is your complete guide to defeating dark angels and ministering God's freedom to others.

I Speak of the City

By Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226792730
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : History
  • Members : 285
  • Pdf File: i-speak-of-the-city.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this dazzling multidisciplinary tour of Mexico City, Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo focuses on the period 1880 to 1940, the decisive decades that shaped the city into what it is today. Through a kaleidoscope of expository forms, I Speak of the City connects the realms of literature, architecture, music, popular language, art, and public health to investigate the city in a variety of contexts: as a living history textbook, as an expression of the state, as a modernist capital, as a laboratory, and as language. Tenorio’s formal imagination allows the reader to revel in the free-flowing richness of his narratives, opening startling new vistas onto the urban experience. From art to city planning, from epidemiology to poetry, this book challenges the conventional wisdom about both Mexico City and the turn-of-the-century world to which it belonged. And by engaging directly with the rise of modernism and the cultural experiences of such personalities as Hart Crane, Mina Loy, and Diego Rivera, I Speak of the City will find an enthusiastic audience across the disciplines.

Immortopia

By Kingsley Pilgrim
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  • Publisher : Grosvenor House Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786231336
  • Total of Pages : 465
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

Hundreds of miles above Earth 65, the zoo spaceship Utopia is on its maiden voyage and on board are teachers and students from many of the colleges around the world, sent to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity. Under mysterious circumstances, teachers start to disappear leaving just a handful of students behind. At the same time they discover that an unstoppable force of primeval horror is loose... Far away, on the other side of the galaxy, a young sorceress is forced to flee across the country, hunted by an intergalactic army. The two desperate and frightened worlds collide and together they fight in a race against time to find their way home and defeat the evil that abounds in their worlds.

The Islamic Civilization

By Mustafa Siba’i
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  • Publisher : Claritas Books
  • Book Code : 0953758265
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  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

For a thousand years the Islamic civilisation was the central light, the rays illuminated the entire world. It was the mother of European culture, for men reared in this civilisation were the masters in the Middle Ages at whose feet the Spaniards, the French, the English, the Italians and the Germans sat to learn philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, physics, medicine and industrial techniques. This book covers the glorious Islamic past when Islam reached its peak in terms of justice, peace, and prosperity. Learn about Islam's contribution to science, medicine, mathematics, human rights, animal rights, race relations and astronomy.

John Carter and the Giant of Mars

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
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  • Publisher : Jovian Press
  • Book Code : 1537806254
  • Total of Pages : 71
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 777
  • Pdf File: john-carter-and-the-giant-of-mars.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"John Carter and the Giant of Mars," is a juvenile story penned by Burrough's son John "Jack" Coleman Burroughs, and claimed to have been revised by Burroughs. It was written for a Whitman Big Little Book, illustrated by Jack Burroughs that was published in 1940 and then republished in Amazing Stories the next year.

The West Indian Language Issue in British Schools (1979)

By Viv Edwards
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351399691
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Education
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First published in 1979. The performance of West Indian children in British schools has been the subject of enquiries by both a parliamentary select committee and the Department of Education. It is widely believed that an important factor in the relative failure of West Indian children is the language they use, West Indian Creole, and while teachers and others who work with them are aware that their language is often very different from British English, they seldom understand the nature of the differences, or their implications. The aim of this book is to provide the non-specialist with an account of the language of West Indian children and to examine how linguistic ‘interference’ can affect their level of reading, writing and understanding, even when they have been born in Britain. It also considers the worrying possibility that negative attitudes towards them and their language may have an adverse effect on their motivation to learn standard English. Viv Edwards places great stress on the fact that, although Creole is different from British English, it is in no way deficient as a language. She emphasizes the importance of familiarity with the structure of Creole, since it is only in this way that the teachers can discriminate between real mistakes and Creole ‘interference’. Attention is drawn to the relationship between language attitudes and social stereotypes and the danger that these might be translated into reality. Different strategies available to the teacher are examined, drawing on American experience in this field, and various initiatives taken by British teachers are described, thus making the study a work of practical value to teachers and others.

Self-Mastery

By Perry Moss; Belinda Moss
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  • Publisher : WestBowPress
  • Book Code : 149081518X
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 100
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As a man thinks within himself, so he is. Have you ever wondered why some people do phenomenally well and others seem to merely exist? Why do some pilot their lives with great resilience, while others are derailed by suicide or other debilitating thoughts or behaviors? Success is not based on the things you do; it is based on your state of being. The higher your emotional intelligence is, the higher your success rate will be. Self-mastery is about learning how to pilot your life with such accuracy that you will no longer zigzag through life, but lead a course that will guide you straight to destiny. “Self-Mastery: The Lost Key to Living an Overcoming and Fulfilling Life grabs your attention and raises important dialogue on transformation. I used this material with twenty-three hundred male offenders in our correctional facility, and it proved to be a bestseller for transforming lives. It provides the solution for anyone who may have taken the wrong exit off the road map of life.” - Dr. Linda Brock, Chaplain, McRae Correctional Facility; Dublin, Georgia “The Mosses provided Self-Mastery training to my crew prior to a major deployment. Their training made my crew resilient and enabled us to exceed our mission goals in an unprecedented manner! If you want to experience life like never before and dare to venture into unchartered waters and achieve self mastery so that there are no limitations in what you can do, then this book is for you.” - LCDR Kat Wijnaldum, USN

Reading and Writing the Latin American Landscape

By B. Rivera-Barnes,J. Hoeg
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230101909
  • Total of Pages : 203
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 198
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Spanning the whole of Latin America, including Brazil, from its beginnings in 1492 up to the present time, Rivera-Barnes and Hoeg analyze the relationship between literature and the environment in both literary and testimonial texts, asking questions that contribute to the on-going dialogue between the arts and the sciences.

The 900 Days

By Harrison Salisbury
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  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Book Code : 0786730242
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : History
  • Members : 571
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The Nazi siege of Leningrad from 1941 to 1943, during which time the city was cut off from the rest of the world, was one of the most gruesome episodes of World War II. In scale, the tragedy of Leningrad dwarfs even the Warsaw ghetto or Hiroshima. Nearly three million people endured it; just under half of them died, starving or freezing to death, most in the six months from October 1941 to April 1942 when the temperature often stayed at 30 degrees below zero. For twenty-five years the distinguished journalist and historian Harrison Salisbury has assembled material for this story. He has interviewed survivors, sifted through the Russian archives, and drawn on his vast experience as a correspondent in the Soviet Union. What he has discovered and imparted in The 900 Days is an epic narrative of villainy and survival, in which the city had as much to fear from Stalin as from Hitler. He concludes his story with the culminating disaster of the Leningrad Affair, a plot hatched by Stalin three years after the war had ended. Almost every official who had been instrumental in the city's survival was implicated, convicted, and executed. Harrison Salisbury has told this overwhelming story boldly, unforgettably, and definitively.

Art and Idea in the Novels of China Miéville

By Carl Freedman
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  • Publisher : Gylphi Limited
  • Book Code : 1780240325
  • Total of Pages : 197
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 357
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This book offers (in the first six chapters) critical readings of six novels by China Miéville, which are followed (in the seventh chapter) by a theoretical meditation on some of the conceptual issues raised by and engaged in the Miéville oeuvre. There comes a moment in The City & the City, though it is not necessarily the same moment for every reader, when you realise that Beszel and Ul Qoma are not separate realms but the same space divided. Likewise, art and idea are often subject to absurd partition, but then along comes an author such as China Miéville who shows them to be, in truth, indissoluble. So argues Freedman's inordinately readable and just as rigorous account of Miéville's major novels. Highly recommended. (Mark Bould, University of the West of England) Freedman offers a compelling interpretation of Miéville's novels informed equally by an impressive range of literary influences and a carefully documented exploration of historical antecedents. Seeing Miéville's genre hybridity as an illustration of the power of dialectical thinking, Freedman illuminates the complex utopian project of Miéville's fiction. Freedman is one of our finest critical voices on Miéville, one of the most important speculative writers of the 21st century. (Sherryl Vint, University of California, Riverside)

Fantasy: The Best of the Year

By Neil Gaiman,Gene Wolfe,Theodora Goss,Peter S. Beagle,Richard Parks,Holly Phillips,Matthew Hughes
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1434443868
  • Total of Pages : 519
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 176
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The best stories of the year: here is a collection of the year's best fantasy stories, by some of the genre's greatest authors, and selected by Rich Horton, a contributing reviewer to many of the field's most respected magazines. In this volume you'll find stories Peter Beagle, Paul Di Filippo, Neil Gaiman, Theodora Goss, Kelly Link, Gene Wolfe and many more! Complete contents: PIP AND THE FAIRIES, by Theodora Goss COMBER, by Gene Wolfe THREE URBAN FOLK TALES, by Eric Schaller WAX, by Elizabeth Bear THE EMPEROR OF GONDWANALAND, by Paul Di Filippo COMMCOMM, by George Saunders FIVE WAYS JANE AUSTEN NEVER DIED, by Samantha Henderson FANCY BREAD, by Gregory Feeley SUNBIRD, by Neil Gaiman THE SECRET OF BROKEN TICKERS, by Joe Murphy ON THE BLINDSIDE, by Sonya Taaffe JANE, by Marc Laidlaw IS THERE LIFE AFTER REHAB? by Pat Cadigan TWO HEARTS, Peter S. Beagle SUPER-VILLAINS, Michael Canfield EMPTY PLACES, by Richard Parks INVISIBLE, by Steve Rasnic Tem BY THE LIGHT OF TOMORROW’S SUN, by Holly Phillips THE GIST HUNTER, by Matthew Hughes

Queer Enchantments

By Anne E. Duggan
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  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Book Code : 0814338542
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 195
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To the uninitiated, the films of French New Wave director Jacques Demy can seem strange and even laughable, with their gaudy color schemes and sung dialogue. Yet since the late 1990s, a generation of queer filmmakers in France have found new inspiration in Demy's cinema. In this volume, author Anne E. Duggan examines Jacques Demy's queer sensibility in connection with another understudied characteristic of his oeuvre: his recurrent use of the fairy tale. In Queer Enchantments: Gender, Sexuality, and Class in the Fairy-Tale Cinema of Jacques Demy, Duggan demonstrates that Demy uses fairy-tale devices to explore and expand the identity categories of his characters, while he broadens the possibilities of the genre of the fairy tale through his cinematic revisions. In each chapter, Duggan examines how Demy strategically unfolds, challenges, and teases out the subversive qualities of fairy-tale paradigms. In chapter 1, Duggan reads Demy's Lola and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg through the lens of "Cinderella" and "Sleeping Beauty," while in chapter 2, she explores Demy's revision of Charles Perrault's "Donkey Skin" from the particular angle of gay aesthetics. In chapter 3, Duggan situates Demy's rendition of The Pied Piper in relation to a specifically Franco-American tradition of the legend, which thus far has not received critical attention. Finally, in Chapter 4, she examines the ways in which Demy's Lady Oscar represents the undoing of the figure of the maiden warrior. An epilogue reads Demy's fairy-tale cinema as exemplary of the postmodern tale. Duggan shows that Demy's cinema heightens the inherent tensions and troubles that were already present in fairy-tale texts and uses them to illustrate both the constraints and utopian possibilities of the fairy tale. Both film and fairy-tale studies scholars will enjoy Duggan's fresh look at the distinctive cinema of Jacques Demy.