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Whispering In The Giant S Ear

Author : William Powers
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114409423
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Weaves memoir, travel, history, and reportage together into a chronicle of the struggles of the Bolivian people, their livelihood, their rain forest, and the country's relationships with logging companies and multinational energy companies. Original.

My Story Viking Blood

Author : Andrew Donkin
ISBN : 9781407172422
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Part of the million-selling MY STORY series that brings the past into the real world, giving it a truly human touch. It's 1008 AD, and after being injured in a raid that goes horribly wrong, Tor Scaldbane is devastated at losing his chance to be a legendary warrior. But then he discovers the sagas of his ancestors; glorious, bloody battles, ancient heroes, powerful gods ... and realizes that all might not be lost after all...

God Versus Particle Physics

Author : John Davies
ISBN : 9781845405601
Genre : Science
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The book presents the conclusions of a psychologist seeking to make sense of contemporary particle physics as described in a number of popular science texts and media articles, written by physicists, seeking to explain the workings of the sub-atomic world. The accounts, it is argued, are a) mutually exclusive and contradictory, and b) metaphysical or magical in essence. Themes of the book include: a discussion of the way we allow physicists to invent things that have no perceivable qualities, on the grounds that they 'must' be there because otherwise their preconceptions are wrong or their sums don't work; that, from a psychological perspective, contemporary theory in particle physics has the same properties as any other act of faith, and the same limitations as belief in God; and that physics has now reached a point at which increasingly physicists research their own psychological constructions rather than anything which is unambiguously 'there' or real. It encourages people to ask basic questions of the type we often use to question the existence of God; such as 'Where is he/it?', 'Show me?', 'Do it then', 'When did it happen?', 'How do you know it exists?', and so on, and suggests that people take a leaf out of Dawkins' text, The God Delusion, but apply it to high-end physics as much as to religious dogma: turning water into wine is a mere conjuring trick compared to producing an entire universe out of nothing.

Dragonfly House And Giant In A Tea Cup

Author : I. P. Aspinall
ISBN : 9781483410777
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Luke knows his country is at war when the sirens sound during school. Moments after Luke heads for a shelter along with his teachers and friends, his home and school are destroyed. His parents take him to what they think will be the safety of their summer home, Dragonfly House. Luke's friend, Jack, and his family join them at the house, and they fish and play with a tame bear. But they soon realize danger has followed them and must turn to the magic of the dragonfly queen and a big fish to stay safe. Five years later, severe drought, caused by a vanishing river, ravages the land. After Jack discovers a giant hiding in a magic teacup, the families head for the Dragonfly House once again. But as the drought, a forest fire, and a wolf threaten their happy existence, they must turn to the giant to save them. In two charming tales, a young boy and his friends summon assistance from magical creatures to survive in a dangerous world.

World Literature In Spanish An Encyclopedia 3 Volumes

Author : Maureen Ihrie
ISBN : 9780313080838
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Containing roughly 850 entries about Spanish-language literature throughout the world, this expansive work provides coverage of the varied countries, ethnicities, time periods, literary movements, and genres of these writings. • Contains roughly 850 A–Z entries related to Spanish-language literature and related topics throughout the world, from the Middle Ages up to the present day • Includes contributions from nearly 200 scholars from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia • Provides bibliographies containing major English-language print reference works, free electronic sources with peer-reviewed information, major academic websites, and well-established electronic journals • Contains an extended glossary of literary and cultural terms such as "subaltern" and basic cultural features of Hispanic society, such as "el barrio" and "Negrismo" • Includes a chronological appendix containing entries organized by date

The Incomplete Enchanter

Author : L. Sprague deCamp
ISBN : 9780575103399
Genre : Fiction
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The Mathematics of Magic was probably the greatest discovery of the ages - at least Professor Harold Shea thought so. With the proper equations, he could instantly transport himself back in time to all the wondrous lands of ancient legend. But slips in time were a hazard, and Shea's magic did not always work - at least, not quite as he expected . . . The Incomplete Enchanter is the first in L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt's much-loved Compleat Enchanter series.

The Weeping Grounds

Author : J. L. Ficks
Genre : Fiction
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Tale Three of the Shade Chronicles... A band of western slave traders think they have struck gold when they pull a half-dead Dark Elf out of the swirling sands of the Great Waste. They shackle him with the long lines of other night mortals and ship him overseas. Little do they know that inside this Dark Elf’s glowing yellow eyes lies the patient glimmer of a killer… *****WITH COVERWORK NOW BY ROB JOSEPH*****

Humble Giants

Author : Dave Rhodes
ISBN : 9781434903426
Genre : Fiction
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Tricia Goyer Wwii Series Includes 4 Titles

Author : Tricia Goyer
ISBN : 9780802482952
Genre : Fiction
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This set includes all four books of the Tricia Goyer WWII series: From Dust and Ashes, Night Song, Dawn of a Thousand Nights, and Arms of Deliverance. In From Dust and Ashes, it is 1945 and a group of American soldiers liberate a Nazi concentration camp. Helene is the abandoned wife of an SS guard who has fled to avoid arrest. Overcome by guilt, she begins to help meet the needs of survivors. Throughout the process, she finds her own liberation - from spiritual bondage, sin, and guilt. Readers will be intrigued and touched by this fascinating story of love, faithfulness, and courage amidst one of the darkest chapters of mankind's history. In Night Song, Tricia Goyer tells the little-known but true story of the orchestra started by prisoners in Hitler's Mauthausen death camp. This courageous orchestra played the American national anthem as Allied troops arrived to liberate the camps. Around the orchestra story, Tricia weaves the fictional stories of a beautiful member of the Austrian resistance, the American GI who loves her, and a young prisoner who fakes his way into the camp orchestra in a desperate attempt to stay alive. In Dawn of a Thousand Nights, readers journey with Dan Fletcher and Libby Conner, both U.S. pilots fighting in WWII's Pacific Theater. Fletcher is captured by the Japanese and is forced to endure the horror of the Bataan Death March in the Philippines. It is here that he encounters Natsu Hidiki, a guard whose nagging conscience won't let him ignore the human degradation in which he is participating. Libby Conner is a WASP (Women's Air Force Service Pilot), who ferries military planes between Hawaii and the South Pacific. By the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, she has turned the head of Fletcher in no small way. Readers will be captivated by this tale of dignity and honor triumphing in the midst of a very dark time in history. In Arms ofDeliverance, Mary and Lee have gone from best friends to competing WWII journalists, but a bombing raid gone wrong puts Mary's life at risk and sends Lee on a heroic rescue attempt through the fierce teeth of combat. Then, amidst an adventurous struggle for freedom, they uncover the story of the unspeakable Lebensborn atrocity.With equal doses of adrenaline and poignancy, Tricia Goyer's storytelling places readers not only behind enemy lines into the heat of battle, but also deep into the innermost sanctuary of the human heart.

Bubble S World

Author : Jules
ISBN : 9781452054070
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Enchanted England brings the introduction of Rosanna, my neice. In this story, Vincent and Ben travel to England, pick up Rosanna and set off on another fantastic journey with Bubble. They soon discover that Rosanna has a natural ability of using her imagination and easily slips into the imaginative world. Riding in my 'Magic Bubble'lturally and emotionally - inspiring children to see life through loving, compassionate eyes, and to nurture tolerance and patience.

The Assist

Author : Sheldon Cohen
ISBN : 9780595356270
Genre : Fiction
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During the days before World War II, two young boys-one Jewish, one German-play football on the same team, little knowing that their paths will cross again on a war-torn battlefield. Max Tepper-The son of Jewish immigrants. Max becomes the target of anti-Semitism at a very young age. Hopeful for a better future, he enrolls in the university, eager to become a physician like his father. But at the outbreak of World War II, things change. Erich becomes a partisan fighter and devotes his life to the destruction of Nazism. Erich Baeumler-Personifying Hitler's dream of the perfect German, brown-haired and brown-eyed Erich joins the Hitler Youth at the age of ten. As he becomes more involved with the Nazis, Erich's anti-Semitism grows. After Hitler invades Poland in 1939, Erich is more eager than ever to prove his devotion to the Führer. Now an officer in the Wehrmacht, Erich's ruthlessness becomes legendary. But on a battlefield on the Russian front, the two come face-to-face again. Will good triumph over evil, or will the bonds of a long-ago friendship remain steadfast and true?

Destiny Without Desire

Author : Araman Copa
ISBN : 9781482859935
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An unknown species existed in a land that the humans never dared to enter. What happens when the presumed extinct species encounter the humans? Will the lords of fire, earth, air, and water be able to gift death to this evil species? Will the ruby, forged in the Egor mountains, be separated from the king of giants? Will it be destroyed to end the evil on this planet? Will it be possible for the young lords, who are still at school, learning their lessons? When the moment arrives, the giants king, Maut, must be made to perish at the same instant the ruby is destroyed. Who has a plan? Who will strike to finish?

Giants On The Hill

Author : Lee Roddy
ISBN : 0786281995
Genre : Fiction
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After the shocking tragedy of her husband's death, Shiloh Laird finds herself alone in lawless San Francisco, caught up in the power struggles of the men who want to control the harsh, new land of California.

Kenilworth With Illustr By D Maillard And Others

Author : sir Walter Scott (bart.)
ISBN : OXFORD:590890375
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Author : Walter Scott
Genre : Great Britain
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Author : Gregory E. Ransom
ISBN : 9781483436203
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Growing up dwarfed by peers is a common problem, one faced by many and conquered by almost that number. In the grand scheme, it's a small predicament. But when your hometown is Humongopolis, smallness becomes a dilemma of giant proportions. Meet Obstaclēs, a giant born without the most basic quality of his kind...size. Taking lonely nature walks and delaying bully beat downs gets old. Even his friendship with Griff, a fugitive from the Land of Men, isn't enough to make things right...even if Griff's hideout does double as an underground library. Obstaclēs will have to hack through the Forest of Future Regret, span the Lake of Lost Souls, tangle with the lizard king, mix it up with Wasp Warriors, escape the Wendigo’s claws, and put the clamps on Changelings. Will Obstaclēs overcome? Or will the littlest giant let his deferred dream explode and embrace a fresh start?

The Quest For The Holey Pail

Author : Sarah Willson
ISBN : 0439259657
Genre : Rugrats (Fictitious characters)
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Angelica and the Rugrats find themselves in Camelot, where they try to recover her doll and rescue Grandpa Lou.

On The Trail Of Giants Ig Og Ug And Other Tales

Author : Don Hones
ISBN : 9781483638317
Genre : Fiction
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Joey is enjoying the simple life of the village when adventure arrives at his doorstep in the form of three giants, Ig, Og, and Ug. With Peppy the Puppy, a dog of uncommon wisdom, as his guide, Joey is soon on the trail of giants and other remarkable people in this delightful series of tales. On his journey Joey develops a friendship with Nuria, Raul, and Isabella, children of the peregrine, skilled in healing and music. Together they learn many things: that all life and every place are sacred, that illusion comes in many forms, that sometimes you can be in two places at the same time, and that small people working together can overcome large problems. On the Trail of Giants: Ig, Og, Ug, and Other Tales is book one of The Peregrine Way, a three-part series that will follow the lives of Joey, Nuria, Raul, and Isabella as they come of age in a world of dark challenges and ancient beauty.

The London Journal

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ISBN : MINN:31951000746299T
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The Star Shepherd

Author : Dan Haring
ISBN : 9781492658214
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Neil Gaiman meets How to Train Your Dragon in this beautifully illustrated middle-grade novel about a boy, his trusted dog, and his best friend, as they race to save the stars before their light is extinguished for good. When the world first formed, the night was black and filled with dark creatures. The Elders knew their people couldn't survive under such a threat. So they gave their hearts to the sky in the form of stars to keep evil away. Now, eleven-year-old Kyro is a Star Shepherd like his father. He's spent his life tucked away in the small town of Drenn. There, the family watches the night sky for falling stars—and rushes to rescue them when they do. When too many stars start falling at once, and disappearing before they can be saved, Kyro's father journeys to report the threat. But when he doesn't return, Kyro, with the help of his best friend, Andra, and his trusty dog, Cypher, must find a way to save the stars before the dark creatures make a terrifying return.

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