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A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky
A Memoir

by Amanda Lindhout,Sara Corbett

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-09-10
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN : 1451645600
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky
A Book

by Steve Jenkins,Robbin Gourley

  • Publisher : Triangle Interactive, Inc.
  • Release : 2020-12-11
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1684520738
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Caldecott Honor recipient Steve Jenkins shines as the author of this amusing and thorough introduction to animal homes. Turtles, birds, fish, beavers, and kangaroos are just like people--they need homes, and take up residence in unusual places. A simple main text introduces similarities between human and animal homes while sidebars detail the unique qualities of each animal and its home. Stylized yet realistic watercolor illustrations prove that nonfiction can be accurate and elegant, and readers of all ages will appreciate this layered narrative.

A House in the Sky

A House in the Sky
A Memoir

by Amanda Lindhout,Sara Corbett

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-09-10
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1451645627
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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BREAKING NEWS: Amanda Lindhout’s lead kidnapper, Ali Omar Ader, has been caught. Amanda Lindhout wrote about her fifteen month abduction in Somalia in A House in the Sky. It is the New York Times bestselling memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most remote places and then into captivity: “Exquisitely told…A young woman’s harrowing coming-of-age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph” (The New York Times Book Review). As a child, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent household by paging through issues of National Geographic and imagining herself visiting its exotic locales. At the age of nineteen, working as a cocktail waitress, she began saving her tips so she could travel the globe. Aspiring to understand the world and live a significant life, she backpacked through Latin America, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by each adventure, went on to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most dangerous place on earth.” On her fourth day, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda survives on memory—every lush detail of the world she experienced in her life before captivity—and on strategy, fortitude, and hope. When she is most desperate, she visits a house in the sky, high above the woman kept in chains, in the dark. Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is “a searingly unsentimental account. Ultimately it is compassion—for her naïve younger self, for her kidnappers—that becomes the key to Lindhout’s survival” (O, The Oprah Magazine).

A House of My Own

A House of My Own
Stories from My Life

by Sandra Cisneros

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2015-10-06
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0385351348
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction From Chicago to Mexico, the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, a place where she could truly take root, has eluded her. In this jigsaw autobiography, made up of essays and images spanning three decades-and including never-before-published work-Cisneros has come home at last. Written with her trademark lyricism, in these signature pieces the acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street and winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature shares her transformative memories and reveals her artistic and intellectual influences. Poignant, honest, and deeply moving, A House of My Own is an exuberant celebration of a life lived to the fullest, from one of our most beloved writers.

A House In Bali [Illustrated Edition]

A House In Bali [Illustrated Edition]
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by Colin McPhee

  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 2015-11-06
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 1786256231
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Includes 39 photographs taken by the author during his time in Bali. A young American composer, quite by accident, heard some gramophone records of Balinese gamelan music that were to change his life completely. Such was his fascination that he ‘wanted to hear every gamelan in the countryside’. This book is an account of his stay in Bali just before the Pacific War. A House in Bali merits republication because of its sympathetic and often amusing account of the author’s involvement in Balinese society. While the author’s musical interests take up a considerable part of the narrative, music was itself such an integral part of Balinese life that the reader gets an overall impression of life on the island. Much has been written on the art of Bali and by artists but this is the only narrative by a musician and stands in its own right as a worthwhile period piece.

A House in the Land of Shinar

A House in the Land of Shinar
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by Bernadette Miller

  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Release : 2020-04-02
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 1480884456
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In ancient Saudi Arabia, the beloved daughter of a Bedouin Arab named Tiras is sacrificed to his tribe’s imaginary bull-god. Devastated, Tiras grows determined to find a kinder god and save his two sons. Accompanied by his donkey, Tiras sets out for the sophisticated non-Arab land of Sumer, crossing the dangerous Nefud Desert. In Sumer he hopes to discover a faith that will bring happiness and prosperity to himself and his family. After numerous adventures, he returns home with a new religion—the roots of Judaism. But Tiras struggles to persuade his suspicious tribe to accept the new god. What’s more, he must face the consequences of his affair with a Sumerian woman whom he’d abandoned. Only time will tell whether he can help his people find meaning in their lives and establish themselves in their own land. Set in 3500 BC, this historical novel dramatizes the possible origins of several stories from the Old Testament, based on archaeological evidence mostly unknown to the public.

A House of Gentlefolk

A House of Gentlefolk
A Book

by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release : 2014-05-21
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 1465589600
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A bright spring day was fading into evening. High overhead in the clear heavens small rosy clouds seemed hardly to move across the sky but to be sinking into its depths of blue. In a handsome house in one of the outlying streets of the government town of O (it was in the year 1842) two women were sitting at an open window; one was about fifty, the other an old lady of seventy. The name of the former was Marya Dmitrievna Kalitin. Her husband, a shrewd determined man of obstinate bilious temperament, had been dead for ten years. He had been a provincial public prosecutor, noted in his own day as a successful man of business. He had received a fair education and had been to the university; but having been born in narrow circumstances he realized early in life the necessity of pushing his own way in the world and making money. It had been a love-match on Marya Dmitrievna's side. He was not bad-looking, was clever and could be very agreeable when he chose. Marya Dmitrievna Pesto that was her maiden name had lost her parents in childhood. She spent some years in a boarding-school in Moscow, and after leaving school, lived on the family estate of Pokrovskoe, about forty miles from O , with her aunt and her elder brother. This brother soon after obtained a post in Petersburg, and made them a scanty allowance. He treated his aunt and sister very shabbily till his sudden death cut short his career. Marya Dmitrievna inherited Pokrovskoe, but she did not live there long. Two years after her marriage with Kalitin, who succeeded in winning her heart in a few days, Pokrovskoe was exchanged for another estate, which yielded a much larger income, but was utterly unattractive and had no house. At the same time Kalitin took a house in the town of O , in which he and his wife took up their permanent abode. There was a large garden round the house, which on one side looked out upon the open country away from the town.

A House of Gentlefolk (Classic of Russian Literature)

A House of Gentlefolk (Classic of Russian Literature)
A Book

by Ivan Turgenev

  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release : 2019-06-03
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This eBook edition of "A House of Gentlefolk" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Fyodor Ivanych Lavretsky is the child of a distant, Anglophile father and a serf mother who dies when he is very young. Lavretsky is brought up as a nobleman, at his family's country estate home, by a severe maiden aunt. He pursues an education in Moscow, and while he is studying there, he spies a beautiful Varvara Pavlovna at the opera. They fall in love, marry, and move to Paris, where Varvara Pavlovna becomes a very popular salon hostess and begins an affair with one of her frequent visitors. Shocked by her betrayal, Lavretsky severs all contact with Varvara and returns to his family estate. Upon his return, Lavretsky meets young Liza, a lovely daughter of his cousin. He starts falling in love with her when his past shows up at his door.

A House in Corfu

A House in Corfu
A Family's Sojourn in Greece

by Emma Tennant

  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 2003-02-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1466819243
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The story of an unspoiled island and an English family making a home by the Aegean Sea. In the early 1960s Emma Tennant's parents, on a cruise, spotted a magical bay and decided to build a house there. This book is the story of that house, Rovinia, set above the bay in Corfu where legend has it Ulysses was shipwrecked and found by Nausicaa, daughter of King Alcinous. It is also the story of the couple who have been at Rovinia since the feast in the grove that followed the roof-raising-Maria, a miraculous cook and the presiding spirit of the house, and her husband, Thodoros-and of the inhabitants of the local village, high on the hill above the bay. Tennant offers us the delights of quotidian adventures-salt water in the well, roads to nowhere, collapsing walls-all hilariously presented. That the house is still lived in and loved, with new generations coming to understand the delights of Corfu, is a tribute to the people and a special landscape which is distinctly Greek. Full of color and contrast, A House in Corfu shows the huge changes in island life since the time of the Tennants' arrival, and celebrates, equally, the joy of belonging to a timeless world: the world of vine, olive, and sea.

The Sky Beyond The Walls - A Chinese Philosophy Of The Way

The Sky Beyond The Walls - A Chinese Philosophy Of The Way
A Book

by Antón Bousquet

  • Publisher : Koadig
  • Release : 2020-07-09
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The philosophical tradition of ancient China is both extremely rich and varied, offering mankind different visions of the universe, which complement the other traditions that arose in other lands and other eras. One of these is the “philosophy of the way,” which focuses on leading man to live in accordance with the “way of the sky,” which is the course of the heavens, the path taken by the flow of nature. Another, which has been heavily influenced by the first, is the Chinese Chan tradition, better known by its Japanese name: Zen. Both of these have often been associated with religion, either the religious “Daoism” that was derived from the work of the philosophers of the way or Buddhism, but far from myths and dogmas, religiosity and esotericism, their root represent natural philosophies, based on an experience of nature. What the philosophy of way offers is a path of liberation from the things that stand between man and the whole of nature, that is, the all-encompassing sky. Things of the earth, the materials things that man accumulates, often enslave him. They form a wall that becomes a prison, and his life is devoted to its edification and protection. Things of the world, that is, the products of man’s mind, can also be part of this wall, leading him to think that the lens through which he sees nature represents nature itself. Finally, things of the sky, that is, the way he represents the essence of the whole of nature and being as “spiritual things” transcending his own experience: “gods,” “spirits,” or “Buddhas,” may lift man up and give him a better view of the whole of the sky, but they may also hide it from him. Man must therefore cease to hold on to these things to experience the truth of nature and embrace the way of the sky. The present book represents a roadmap, based on the work of the philosophers of the way and the Chinese Chan tradition, meant to lead to an awareness of the nature of the yoke of things and liberation from it. Not meant to be a theoretical treatise on Eastern philosophy, it rather represents an invitation to a practice: a transformation of man’s relationship with the things that are part of his life and an experience of the way of the sky. ------------------------------ About the author: Antón Bousquet is an independent researcher specialized in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of religion, and comparative cultural studies. He holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Grenoble III in France and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies from Fujen Catholic University in Taiwan. A former teacher of French as a foreign language, he has worked in different parts of Europe, the Middle-East, and Asia.

Fall of Ice from the Sky

Fall of Ice from the Sky
A Global Nuisance

by BIMAL K SRIVASTAVA

  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Release : 2021-06-06
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 1639046615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reports of the Incidents of fall of large ice blocks from the sky have been appearing in media since times. These ice chunks, also known as “Blue ice” or “Aircraft Ice” happen to be the frozen mixture of human bio-waste and liquid disinfectant, that emerge in the form of the leakage from the defective toilet lines from a commercial airliner or any other transport category aircraft carrying passengers. The book gives an account of more than 600 such cases of ice fall worldwide extracted from various languages. Many people believe that the colour of ice blocks fallen from the aircraft toilets must be Blue or Green, but as a matter of fact, it could be of any colour, blue, green, yellowish, rusty, muddy, ash, white, dirty, or colourless. These ice blocks are potential hazards that are likely to endanger the lives and properties on the ground. As, the incidents are generally viewed from the perspective of weather and therefore, no preventive measures are contemplated against them. However, a majority of them are actually found to be aviation-related, and thus there appears to be some possibility of minimising them provided appropriate precautionary measures are taken and implemented in the matter by the airlines, regulatory authorities for aviation and other concerned. "This is the first occasion that a book on the topic of ice-fall from the sky has been written by an aviation expert, who has done it after conducting high-quality research work considering various aeronautical aspects as well as the facts & figures related to aviation - Satendra Singh, Former DGCA, India"

A House of Gentlefolk by Ivan Turgenev - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

A House of Gentlefolk by Ivan Turgenev - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)
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by Ivan Turgenev

  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Release : 2017-07-17
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1788770307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘A House of Gentlefolk by Ivan Turgenev - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Collected Works of Ivan Turgenev’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Turgenev includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘A House of Gentlefolk by Ivan Turgenev - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Turgenev’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

A House in the Sun

A House in the Sun
Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

by Daniel A. Barber

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-10-13
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0199394024
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A House in the Sun describes a number of experiments in solar house heating in American architectural, engineering, political, economic, and corporate contexts from the beginning of World War II until the late 1950s. Houses were built across the Midwest, Northeast, and Southwestern United States, and also proposed for sites in India, South Africa, and Morocco. These experiments developed in parallel to transformations in the discussion of modern architecture, relying on new materials and design ideas for both energy efficiency and claims to cultural relevance. Architects were among the myriad cultural and scientific actors to see the solar house as an important designed element of the American future. These experiments also developed as part of a wider analysis of the globe as an interconnected geophysical system. Perceived resource limitations in the immediate postwar period led to new understandings of the relationship between energy, technology and economy. The solar house - both as a charged object in the milieu of suburban expansion, and as a means to raise the standard of living in developing economies - became an important site for social, technological, and design experimentation. This led to new forms of expertise in architecture and other professions. Daniel Barber argues that this mid-century interest in solar energy was one of the first episodes in which resource limitations were seen as an opportunity for design to attain new relevance for potential social and cultural transformations. Furthermore, the solar discussion established both an intellectual framework and a funding structure for the articulation of and response to global environmental concerns in subsequent decades. In presenting evidence of resource tensions at the beginning of the Cold War, the book offers a new perspective on the histories of architecture, technology, and environmentalism, one more fully entangled with the often competing dynamics of geopolitical and geophysical pressures.

A House of Knives

A House of Knives
the second Breen & Tozer mystery set in the corrupt underground of 60's London

by William Shaw

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-05-29
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1782064222
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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GET HIGH. FALL FAR. 'Big treat in store for fans. And if you're not a fan yet, why not?' Val McDermid 'Utterly nails the myth of the Swinging Sixties' Sun The Black Sheep The wayward son of a rising MP is mutilated and burnt in suspicious circumstances. The Honest Detective DS Cathal Breen dodges political embargo and death threats to pursue the case. The Rolling Stone Notorious art dealer Robert Fraser may provide the only clue - if only he will talk. And as Breen slips deeper into London's underground of hippies and heroin, he edges nearer to the secrets of those at the very top. Banished from a corrupt and fracturing system, he will finally be forced to fight fire with fire.

Poetry of Ruins and Rains

Poetry of Ruins and Rains
A Book

by Munayem Mayenin

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1447715268
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Light on Life: An Introduction to the Astrology of India

Light on Life: An Introduction to the Astrology of India
A Book

by Dr. Robert Svoboda,Hard de Fouw

  • Publisher : Lotus Press
  • Release : 2019-05-01
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 160869240X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Light on Life brings the insight and wisdom of Indian astrology to the Western reader. Jyotish, or Indian astrology, is an ancient and complex method of exploring the nature of time and space and its effect upon the individual. Formerly a closed book to the West, the subject has now been clarified and explained by Hart de Fouw and Dr. Robert Svoboda, two experts and long-term practitioners. In Light on Life they have created a complete and thorough handbook that can be appreciated and understood by those with very little knowledge of astrology.

A House of Cards

A House of Cards
A Book

by Alice S. Wolf

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1896
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A House and its Atmosphere

A House and its Atmosphere
A Book

by Ben Jacks

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2018-01-15
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 1683150058
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A House and its Atmosphere is a meditative essay about the experience of designing and building a house of one¿s own. Told in seventy black and white photographs and a series of narrative excursions, architect Ben Jacks reflects on a lifetime of influences as he reveals the personal nature of inhabiting a place at the edge of a tidal cove on an island in Maine. In the book he quietly advocates for the simple logic and modest ease of direct experience and an observational perspective in architecture. In chapters about imagining, walking, and designing Ben Jacks reflects on the essence of architectural experience, describing what it is like to begin to make momentous decisions, arguing that aesthetic experience is the result of how one has learned to see. Memory, family, nature, relationships, and work inform design at every step. A House and its Atmosphere is a grounded story about designing and building a small work of architecture. With students of architecture and amateur builders in mind, Ben Jacks makes a case for design informed by theories of place-identification, detail, and craft. The book is a primary source and a chronicle of experience of radical empiricism. As such it offers a kind of conceptual tool kit for those interested in thinking about the processes of architecture, designing, and placemaking. The book is a fresh and valuable contribution to the shelter memoir genre, from a professional architect¿s perspective.

A House in Istria

A House in Istria
A Book

by Richard Swartz

  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 9780811215015
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Follows a couple as they try to figure out who owns an abandoned house in Croatia so they can buy it.

WHY NORMANDY? The Dream of a House in France

WHY NORMANDY? The Dream of a House in France
A Book

by JOSIANE LECLERC-RIBONI

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1304094626
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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