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Mortal Engines (Mortal Engines, Book 1)

By Philip Reeve
  • ISBN Code: : 0545394430
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The epic city-eat-city adventure is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

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A Darkling Plain (Mortal Engines, Book 4)

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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
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Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

The Illustrated World of Mortal Engines

By Philip Reeve
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  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Book Code : 1407195077
  • Total of Pages : 224
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It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea. So begins Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines, the first book in his epic post-apocalyptic series of giant motorized cities on wheels. But how did the world end up like this? What led to the downfall of our civilization, and to the rise of the Traction Cities that roam the Great Hunting Ground to attack and devour each other? Now, for the first time, discover the untold future history of Traction. This lavishly illustrated book contains incredible tales of fearsome Zagwan warriors riding war-zebras into battle, daring air-traders flying the Bird-Roads in search of adventure, and the mysterious plague-ridden wasteland of the Dead Continent that was formerly known as 'North America'. This definitive companion guide includes detailed maps, fascinating character profiles, and stunning colour illustrations from incredible artists, including Ian McQue, David Wyatt, Aedel Fakhrie, Maxime Plasse, Rob Turpin, Philip Varbano and Amir Zand. MORTAL ENGINES is soon to be a major motion picture.

A Web of Air

By Philip Reeve
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  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Book Code : 1407129163
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: a-web-of-air.pdf

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The birds are teaching Arlo to fly…In a faraway corner of a ruined world, a mysterious boy is building a flying machine, aided in his research by birds who can talk. Then, into the extraordinary crater city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, comes a refugee: a beautiful, brilliant, half-human engineer called Fever Crumb. Fever is just the engineer that Arlo needs to get his invention off the ground. But ruthless enemies stalk them, who will kill to possess their secrets – either to steal their revolutionary machine, or to destroy the secrets of flight forever. In this breathtaking story from the awesome world of Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve creates an extraordinary new landscape of moving buildings, outlandish creatures, sinister villains and groundbreaking scientific discoveries.

Infernal Devices

By K. W. Jeter
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  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Book Code : 085766686X
  • Total of Pages : 384
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The classic Steampunk novel from the creator of the term itself – thirty years ago this month. When George Dower’s father died, he left George his watchmaker’s shop – and more. But George has little talent for watches and other infernal devices. When someone tries to steal an old device from the premises, George finds himself embroiled in a mystery of time travel, music and sexual intrigue. File Under: Steampunk

Goblins

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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
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  • Total of Pages : 352
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From the renowned author of Here Lies Arthur and No Such Thing As Dragons, the adventures of a goblin outcast who must save his world from the rise of a dangerous dark magic... Welcome to a wild world of magical creatures and heroic adventure! The squabbling goblins that live in the great towers of Clovenstone spend their time fighting and looting. Only clever young Skarper (who happens to be in exile) understands that dark magic created by a vanquished sorcerer is rising again. With the help of a wannabe-hero, a middle-aged princess, and a few bumbling wizards, Skarper must fight to save their world.

Mortal Engines 2: Förrädarens guld

By Philip Reeve
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  • Publisher : B. Wahlströms Bokförlag
  • Book Code : 913220776X
  • Total of Pages : 333
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Mortal Engines är det hisnande, postapokalyptiska sci-fi-äventyret som utspelar sig i en framtid i vilken städer rör sig runt jorden på hjul och slåss om dess livsviktiga resurser. B. Wahlströms ger ut del 1 och 2 i serien under hösten 2018, inför att filmen går upp på bio. Föreställ dig att du bor i flygande stad som drivs framåt av stora motorer. Tänk dig att du faller av din stad och ser den försvinna i fjärran. Det är vad som händer Tom. Han är övergiven och förrådd, nu helt strandsatt i ödemarken tillsammans med flickan Hester, som bara tänker på en enda sak: hämnd. Tillsammans tvingas de fly genom ödemarken, förföljda av en jägare som egentligen är död ... Peter Jackson skriver och producerar filmen Mortal Engines (Universal) tillsammans med Fran Walsh och Philippa Boyens (alla kända som manusskribenter för Sagan om ringen-filmerna). Regissör är Christan Rivers, även han känd för sitt arbete med dessa filmatiseringar. Hugo Weaving spelar en av huvudrollerna (arkeologen Thaddeus Valentine). Filmen bygger på boken De vandrande städerna som först utkom i svensk översättning på Natur och Kultur 2006, och serien har nominerats till flertalet priser. Den har ett helt unikt uttryck och har kallats både magisk och anarkistisk.

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061975850
  • Total of Pages : 208
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A critically acclaimed historical novel “that roars” (Kliatt), from the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Homeless Bird. Africa is the only home Rachel Sheridan has ever known. But when her missionary parents are struck with influenza, she is left vulnerable to her family’s malicious neighbors. Surrounded by greed and lies, Rachel is entangled in a criminal scheme and sent to England, where she's forced into a life of deception. Like the lion, she must be patient and strong, awaiting the moment when she can take control of her own fate—and find her way home again at last. Named one of New York Public Library's One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing, this tale of a strong young heroine “in the tradition of Frances Hodgson Burnett” (School Library Journal), by award-winning master of historical fiction Gloria Whelan, is a perfect read for schools and classrooms, as well as for fans of A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.

Mothstorm

By Philip Reeve
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1599908689
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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When the festive season arrives at Larklight, so does some unsettling news. A sinister-looking cloud is fast approaching the outskirts of the Known Universe. The closest planet, Georgium Sidus, has but two human inhabitants: the missionary Rev Cruet and his daughter Charity: most recent communication: 'Great danger - imperative that-'. And so, aboard a Naval Gunship, Art, Myrtle and family, bravely go where only one man and his daughter have gone before, to determine the nature of the menacing cloud and rescue the Cruets.

Mortal Engines 3: Grön storm

By Philip Reeve
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  • Publisher : B. Wahlströms Bokförlag
  • Book Code : 9132210884
  • Total of Pages : 360
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Book Short Summary:

Tredje delen om de vandrande städerna som livnär sig på att sluka mindre orter, plocka isär dem och förslava befolkningen. Staden Anchorages mäktiga motorer är numera rostiga och ålderdomliga, och har varit tysta i många år. Hester och Tom har slagit sig till ro, men känslan av säkerhet är bedräglig. Deras dotter Wren drömmer däremot om äventyr, hon vill inget hellre än att kasta sig huvudstupa in i ett. När en farligt charmig ubåtspirat dyker upp och ger Wren en chans att komma bort, tvekar hon inte. Hon lämnar sitt hem och sina föräldrar bakom sig. Men piraten vill ha något i gengäld Wren måste stjäla en mystisk bok av metall åt honom. För sent inser Wren att det uppdraget kan tända gnistan som sätter hela världen i brand. Hon blir hans slav och lockbete i den fälla som hennes föräldrar ska fångas in i. Storfilmen Mortal Engines (på bio december 2018) bygger på första boken i serien, De vandrande städerna. Serien har ett helt unikt uttryck och har kallats både magisk och anarkistisk.

Goblins Vs Dwarves

By Philip Reeve
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  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Book Code : 1407135325
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: goblins-vs-dwarves.pdf

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The reawakening of ancient sorcery is bringing new creatures to the world of Clovenstone. A network of tunnels is sneaking into the heart of goblin territory. Skarper and his friends try to halt this underground invasion, but the dwarves - ruthless, cunning and covered in mole-droppings - are a dangerous enemy. The hapless heroes of GOBLINS must defend their magical castle in a fabulously action-packed sequel from one of the master storytellers of children's fantasy fiction.

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By Philip Reeve
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  • Book Code : 9132211368
  • Total of Pages : 556
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Hoppet om fred spirar i den fjärde delen av Philips Reeves prisbelönta serie Mortal Engines. Wren och hennes pappa Tom reser vidare med sitt flygande skepp. De försöker se framåt och glömma att Hester förrått dem. Nu har de fått höra talas om en hemlig artefakt som kan förändra allt - skapa fred och rädda mänskligheten. När de anländer till de giftiga ruinerna av den stad som en gång var London, hittar de mycket riktigt något som kan påverka hela deras existens. Storfilmen Mortal Engines bygger på första boken i serien, De vandrande städerna. Serien har ett helt unikt uttryck och har kallats både magisk och anarkistisk.

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  • Total of Pages : 400
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There is an old saying: if something is too good to be true, it probably is. Take the holiday that Art Mumby, his irritating younger sister Myrtle, and their mother take to Starcross, the finest sea-bathing resort in the entire Asteroid Belt. The fact that there are no seas anywhere should give you a clue. Sure enough, Art and family quickly find themselves grappling with French spies, Yankee rebels, and man-eating starfish. With stops to the future and prehistoric Mars, it's all Art can do to keep his head about him - which is essential, since everyone else is losing theirs!

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135255164
  • Total of Pages : 214
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In this new book, Noga Applebaum surveys science fiction novels published for children and young adults from 1980 to the present, exposing the anti-technological bias existing within a genre often associated with the celebration of technology. Applebaum argues that perceptions of technology as a corrupting force, particularly in relation to its use by young people, are a manifestation of the enduring allure of the myth of childhood innocence and result in young-adult fiction that endorses a technophobic agenda. This agenda is a form of resistance to the changing face of childhood and technology’s contribution to this change. Further, Applebaum contends that technophobic literature disempowers its young readers by implying that the technologies of the future are inherently dangerous, while it neglects to acknowledge children’s complex, yet pleasurable, interactions with technology today. The study looks at works by well-known authors including M.T. Anderson, Monica Hughes, Lois Lowry, Garth Nix, and Philip Reeve, and explores topics such as ecology, cloning, the impact of technology on narrative structure, and the adult-child hierarchy. While focusing on the popular genre of science fiction as a useful case study, Applebaum demonstrates that negative attitudes toward technology exist within children’s literature in general, making the book of considerable interest to scholars of both science fiction and children’s literature.

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  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0385388020
  • Total of Pages : 224
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Journey to an amusement park on a moon! Funfair Moon, the outer space amusement park where Emily lives, has the highest roller coasters, the most dizzying Tilt-A-Whirls, and the scariest ghost train in the galaxy. Normally, Emily’s heroes Jinks and O’Hare keep it in tip-top shape. But the day the funfair inspector comes, everything goes wrong. Peeploid’s Merry-Go-Round and Fudge Shoppe is spinning out of control, gravity has reversed on the biggest slide, and there are strange little spiny black balls all over the place! Can Emily help fix the carnival before the inspector closes it for good? For early chapter book readers who are ready for something longer, the Not-So-Impossible Tales are packed with humor, action, and illustrations on almost every page.

Railhead

By Philip Reeve
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  • Publisher : Capstone
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  • Total of Pages : 352
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The Great Network is an ancient web of routes and gates, where sentient trains can take you anywhere in the galaxy in the blink of an eye. Zen Starling is a nobody. A petty thief from the filthy streets of Thunder City who aimlessly rides the rails of the Network. So when the mysterious stranger Raven offers Zen a chance to escape the squalor of the city and live the rest of his days in luxury, Zen can't believe his luck. All he has to do is steal one small box from the Emperor's train with the help of Nova, an android girl. But the Great Network is a hazardous mess of twists and turns, and that little box just might bring everything in this galaxy Ü and the next Ü to the end of the line. The highly anticipated novel from Carnegie-medal-winning author Philip Reeve, Railhead is a fast, immersive, and heart-pounding ride perfect for any sci-fi fan. Step aboard Ü the universe is waiting.

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By Philip Reeve
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  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Book Code : 1407129163
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The birds are teaching Arlo to fly…In a faraway corner of a ruined world, a mysterious boy is building a flying machine, aided in his research by birds who can talk. Then, into the extraordinary crater city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, comes a refugee: a beautiful, brilliant, half-human engineer called Fever Crumb. Fever is just the engineer that Arlo needs to get his invention off the ground. But ruthless enemies stalk them, who will kill to possess their secrets – either to steal their revolutionary machine, or to destroy the secrets of flight forever. In this breathtaking story from the awesome world of Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve creates an extraordinary new landscape of moving buildings, outlandish creatures, sinister villains and groundbreaking scientific discoveries.

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  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Get ready for killer cupcakes! Deadly donuts! And an outer space adventure with illustrations on almost every page. Astra’s family is moving—to a whole new planet. And what does any kid need on moving day? Snacks! But when Astra asks her spaceship’s computer to whip up the ultimate dessert, it makes cakes so amazing that they come to life. Now these cake-monsters are destroying the ship! Can Astra and her robot friend stop them in time? Or are these terrible treats a recipe for disaster? For early chapter book readers who are ready for something longer, the Not-So-Impossible Tales are packed with silly humor, action, and larger-than-life fun. “An out-of-this-world choice to read alone or read aloud.” —School Library Journal “Will appeal to reluctant and strong chapter-book readers alike.” —Booklist "Goofy fun from the first page, and Astra, a perfect mix of ingenious, precocious, and excitable, will grab readers right away." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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By H. Ramsay
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230512828
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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Leisure activities account for much of our time - and money. But are contemporary forms of leisure good for us? Are they really leisure? And how much does (and should) leisure matter? Classical philosophers paid attention to these questions. Increasingly, modern philosophers too are realizing the importance of leisure, and of a good leisure/work balance. Hayden Ramsay looks at the meaning of leisure, and the links between recreation, relaxation, virtue, and happiness. By focussing on leisure activities such as sport, travel, music and reading, Ramsay explores the need for good play in a good life.

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

By Daniel Hahn
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191057266
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.

Scrivener's Moon

By Philip Reeve
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  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Book Code : 140713051X
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 211
  • Pdf File: scrivener-s-moon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In a future land once known as Britain, nomad tribes are preparing to fight a terrifying enemy - the first-ever mobile city. Before London can launch itself, young engineer Fever Crumb must journey to the wastelands of the North. She seeks the ancient birthplace of the Scriven mutants. In the chaotic weeks before battle begins, Fever finds a mysterious black pyramid. The extraordinary secrets it contains will change her world forever. The seventh awe-inspiring adventure in the World of Mortal Engines series by a superb writer at the height of his powers.

Subjectivity in Asian Children’s Literature and Film

By John Stephens
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136228004
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: subjectivity-in-asian-children-s-literature-and-film.pdf

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Winner of the Children’s Literature Association Honor Book Award This volume establishes a dialogue between East and West in children’s literature scholarship. In all cultures, children’s literature shows a concern to depict identity and individual development, so that character and theme pivot on questions of agency and the circumstances that frame an individual’s decisions and capacities to make choices and act upon them. Such issues of selfhood fall under the heading subjectivity. Attention to the representation of subjectivity in literature enables us to consider how values are formed and changed, how emotions are cultivated, and how maturation is experienced. Because subjectivities emerge in social contexts, they vary from place to place. This book brings together essays by scholars from several Asian countries — Japan, India, Pakistan, Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Australia, Thailand, and The Philippines — to address subjectivities in fiction and film within frameworks that include social change, multiculturalism, post-colonialism, globalization, and glocalization. Few scholars of western children's literature have a ready understanding of what subjectivity entails in children’s literature and film from Asian countries, especially where Buddhist or Confucian thought remains influential. This volume will impact scholarship and pedagogy both within the countries represented and in countries with established traditions in teaching and research, offering a major contribution to the flow of ideas between different academic and educational cultures.

Towards a Social Science of Drugs in Sport

By Jason Mazanov
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317984544
  • Total of Pages : 166
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 521
  • Pdf File: towards-a-social-science-of-drugs-in-sport.pdf

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The debate around the role of drugs in sport is vibrant. There is a wealth of evidence from the hard end of science, telling us how drugs work, how drug testing works, and how many athletes have fallen foul of the system. The evidence from social science is still building momentum. For example, what makes an athlete use a performance enhancing substance? "To win" simply fails to explain the drug use behaviour we see among athletes. This book provides a foundation for anyone trying to understand the drugs in sport problem beyond the hard science by looking at the "people factor" from different perspectives. After building a case for the social science of drugs in sport, it is examined from the ethical, sociological, economic, legal and psychological points of view. The book concludes with a definitive statement about what researchers, policy makers, sports administrators, athletes and fans can do to achieve a social science of drugs in sport that puts people firmly in the centre of the debate. This volume was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

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By Lavie Tidhar
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  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Book Code : 0857665987
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 249
  • Pdf File: the-bookman.pdf

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In a 19th century unlike our own, the shadowy assassin known as the Bookman moves unseen. His weapons are books; his enemies are many. And when Orphan, a young man with a mysterious past, loses his love to the sinister machinations of the Bookman, Orphan would stop at nothing to bring her back from the dead. In The Bookman, World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar writes a love letter to books, and to the serial literature of the Victorian era: full of hair-breadth escapes and derring-dos, pirates and automatons, assassins and poets, a world in which real life authors mingle freely with their fictional creations – and where nothing is quite as it seems. New 2016 edition includes the novelette “Murder in the Cathedral”. Discover, truthfully, what actually happened when Orphan visited Paris. File Under: Steampunk [Alternate Victorian London | Reptilian royalty | Diabolical anarchists | Extraordinary adventure!] From the Trade Paperback edition.

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  • Publisher : American Library Association
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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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With the explosion in YA publishing, it’s harder than ever to separate good books from the rest. Booklist magazine’s editors’ deep and broad knowledge of the landscape offers indispensable guidance, and here they bring together the very best of the best books for young adults published since the start of the 21st century.

The Art and Science of Stanislaw Lem

By Peter Swirski
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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 0773578293
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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The Polish science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem, whose works include Return from the Stars, The Cyberiad, A Perfect Vacuum, and Solaris, has been hailed as a "literary Einstein" and a science-fiction Bach. The Art and Science of Stanislaw Lem provides an inter-disciplinary analysis of his influence on Western culture and the creative partnering of art and science in his fiction and futorology by American and European scholars who have defined Lem scholarship. Rather than analyzing Lem solely as a science fiction writer, the contributors examine the larger themes in his work, such as social engineering and human violence, agency and consciousness, Freudianism and the creative process, evolution and the philosophy of the future, virtual reality and epistemological illusion, and science fiction and socio-cultural policy. This unique collection also includes "Smart Robots," a previously unpublished essay by Lem. Contributors include Peter Butko (Southern Mississippi), Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr (DePauw), Katherine Hayles (California at Los Angeles), Jerzy Jarzebski (Jagiellonian, University Cracow), Michael Kandel (Modern Language Association), Stanislaw Lem, Paisley Livingston (Lingnan University, Hong Kong), Krzysztof Loska (Jagiellonian University), and Peter Swirski (Hong Kong).

Drugs, Alcohol and Sport

By Paul Dimeo
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317997735
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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The use of alcohol and drugs seems contradictory to the popular ideal of sport as a healthy moral and physical pursuit, and yet it has been present in sports culture since clubs first became the focus for competitive games and social gatherings. Charting the changing patterns of the use of drugs and alcohol since the nineteenth century, this is a critical history that relates substance consumption and regulation to social relations of power: sports men and women almost revelling in their deviance and leaving the moral agonising to their supposed ‘superiors’. In addition, certain substances have become at various times the focus of heightened controversy, raising questions about the symbolism of the body in sport, its uses and behaviours and associated perceptions. These questions are tackled here in a lively discussion on the social construction of drug and alcohol use, ideal as a catalyst for debate or as an informed introduction to the hottest topic in sport today. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in History.

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport

By Steven J. Overman
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  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Book Code : 0881462268
  • Total of Pages : 423
  • Category : Religion
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Steven Overman explores the concordant values of the Protestant ethic, capitalism, and sport by applying German scholar Max Weber's seminal thesis. Weber demonstrated a relationship between the Protestant ethic and a form of economic behavior he labeled the "Spirit of capitalism." The work introduces readers to the doctrines and values experience, focusing on the framing of work and play in light of an intense unease with human pleasure and idleness. The United States is portrayed as the quintessential Protestant ethic society. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport proposes "seven Protestant virtues" built upon rational asceticism and the work ethic that comprise the Protestant ethic. The spirit of capitalism is presented as a derivative of this ethic and a major force in shaping American institutions, notable organized sport. The second part of the book discusses the spirit of American sport as it is manifested in values the author identifies as the American sport ethic: seven constructs that correspond to the seven Protestant "virtues." Each of these constructs, e.g., achieved status, competitiveness, is examined as it has influenced organized sport. The discussion encompasses youth sport, college sport, professional sport, and American influence on the modern Olympics. The book then analyzes sport as a form of consumer capitalism.

Fever Crumb

By Philip Reeve
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  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Book Code : 1407129171
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Long before the days of Mortal Engines, London is poised on the brink of apocalypse. Huge armoured fortresses are advancing across the wastelands - a new and terrifying kind of enemy. The city is days away from ruin. Buried in London's past is a secret that may save it. But only one key can unlock it - an odd-looking orphan named Fever Crumb. Set centuries before the events of Mortal Engines, Fever Crumb's paralysing mission will make your heart stop.

Contemporary Children's Literature and Film

By Kerry Mallan
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0230345301
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 567
  • Pdf File: contemporary-children-s-literature-and-film.pdf

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Bringing together leading and emerging scholars, this book argues for the significance of theory for reading texts written and produced for young people. Integrating perspectives from across feminism, ecocriticism, postcolonialism and poststructuralism, it demonstrates how these inform approaches to a range of contemporary literature and film.