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The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion
A Book

by Nancy Farmer

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-05-11
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 143910655X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This modern classic takes on an iron-fisted drug lord, clones bred for their organs, and what it means to be human. Winner of the National Book Award as well as Newbery and Printz Honors. Matteo Alacrán was not born; he was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium—a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt’s first cell split and divided inside a petri dish. Then he was placed in the womb of a cow, where he continued the miraculous journey from embryo to fetus to baby. He is a boy now, but most consider him a monster—except for El Patrón. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself. As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, including El Patrón’s power-hungry family, and he is surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But escape from the Alacrán Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn’t even suspect.

A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer's "The House of the Scorpion"

A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer's 'The House of the Scorpion'
A Book

by Gale, Cengage Learning

  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2016-06-29
  • Pages : 31
  • ISBN : 1410348474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer's "The House of the Scorpion," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Lord of Opium

The Lord of Opium
A Book

by Nancy Farmer

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-09-03
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1442482540
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 2137, 14-year-old Matt is stunned to learn that, as the clone of old El Patron, he is expected to take over as leader of the corrupt drug empire of Opium, where there is also a hidden cure for the ecological devastation facing the rest of the world.

The House of the Scorpion Group Set

The House of the Scorpion Group Set
A Book

by Booksource, The

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009-08-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781411712072
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Scorpion

The Scorpion
A Book

by Ninos Piro

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2006-01-01
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 0595382045
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Marcus Pirelli was a man who found out that his work, as a bounty hunter didn't make a difference. Now as The Scorpion, he devotes his life to fighting crime and bringing evildoers to justice. Meanwhile, there is a new serial killer in Ocean City who is targeting city officials, a street war involving three rival mobs that is tearing the city apart, and there are suspicions of corruption in the police department. Can one man really change all that? With the help of his most trusted friends, a new aggressive district attorney, and his ability to track people down, The Scorpion provides the people of Ocean City with a new feeling optimism.

The House of Commons

The House of Commons
An Anthropology of MPs at Work

by Emma Crewe

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2015-04-23
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 1474234593
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The House of Commons is one of Britain's mysterious institutions: constantly in the news yet always opaque. In this ground-breaking anthropological study of the world's most famous parliament, Emma Crewe reveals the hidden mechanisms of parliamentary democracy. Examining the work of Members of Parliament – including neglected areas such as constituencies and committees – this book provides unique insights into the actual lives and working relationships of parliamentarians. 'Why do the public loathe politicians but often love their own MP?' the author asks. The antagonistic façade of politics irritates the public who tend to be unaware that, backstage, democracy relies on MPs consulting, compromising and cooperating across political parties far more than is publicly admitted. As the book shows, this is only one of myriad contradictions in the labyrinths of power. Based on unprecedented access and two years of interviews and research in the Palace of Westminster and MPs' constituencies, The House of Commons: An Anthropology of MPs at Work challenges the existing scholarship on political institutions and party politics. Moving beyond the narrow confines of rational choice theory and new institutionalism, Emma Crewe presents a radical alternative to the study of British politics by demonstrating that all of its processes hinge on culture, ritual and social relations. A must-read for anyone interested in political anthropology, politics, or the Westminster model.

ʿĪsā ibn ʿAlī's Book on the Useful Properties of Animal Parts

ʿĪsā ibn ʿAlī's Book on the Useful Properties of Animal Parts
Edition, translation and study of a fluid tradition

by Lucia Raggetti

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2018-12-17
  • Pages : 627
  • ISBN : 3110549948
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The ‘Science of properties’ represents a large and fascinating part of Arabic technical literature. The book of ʿĪsā ibn ʿAlī (9th cent.) ‘On the useful properties of animal parts’ was the first of such compositions in Arabic. His author was a Syriac physician, disciple of Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq, who worked at the Abbasid court during the floruit of the translation movement. For the composition of his book, as a multilingual scholar, he collected many different antique and late antique sources. The structure of the text itself—a collection of recipes that favoured a fluid transmission—becomes here the key to a new formal analysis that oriented the editorial solutions as well. The ‘Book on the useful properties of animal parts’ is a new tile that the Arabic tradition offers to the larger mosaic representing the transfer of technical knowledge in pre-modern times. This text is an important passage in that process of acquisition and original elaboration of knowledge that characterized the early Abbasid period.

Scorpion's Dance

Scorpion's Dance
A Book

by Anne Mather

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2014-08-15
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1460348168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Miranda refused to listen to warnings. She didn't love Mark Sanders, but that didn't matter. He was heir to the estate where her mother was housekeeper. As Lady Sanders, Miranda could ensure a better life for her mother as well as herself. But Mark was killed just before the wedding—the day her mother suffered a paralyzing stroke. Jaime Knevett, the new heir, suggested a way out of Miranda's dilemma. But Miranda had destested him for years and it was with reluctance that she agreed to marry him. Then, after the ceremony, she found herself deserted.

The House of the Scorpion Paperback Duology

The House of the Scorpion Paperback Duology
The House of the Scorpion; The Lord of Opium

by Nancy Farmer

  • Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2022-09-06
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN : 9781665917865
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discover the National Book Award, Newbery Honor, and Printz Honor–winning modern classic and its riveting sequel—together in a collectible paperback boxed set for the first time! Matt Alacrán was not born. He was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrón, who is the drug-lord ruler of the country of Opium. Most people hate and fear clones like Matt—except for El Patrón. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself. As Matt grows up and struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, and has to make bigger decisions than he ever imagined. Through Matt’s page-turning adventures, Nancy Farmer tackles some of life’s most enduring questions—what it means to be human, what we owe to each other, and how to find hope in even the darkest situations. This electric paperback boxed set includes: The House of the Scorpion The Lord of Opium

The House of the Scorpion Duology

The House of the Scorpion Duology
The House of the Scorpion; The Lord of Opium

by Nancy Farmer

  • Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2022-09-06
  • Pages : 832
  • ISBN : 9781665920865
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discover the National Book Award, Newbery Honor, and Printz Honor–winning modern classic and its riveting sequel—together in a collectible hardcover boxed set for the first time! Matt Alacrán was not born. He was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrón, who is the drug-lord ruler of the country of Opium. Most people hate and fear clones like Matt—except for El Patrón. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself. As Matt grows up and struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, and has to make bigger decisions than he ever imagined. Through Matt’s page-turning adventures, Nancy Farmer tackles some of life’s most enduring questions—what it means to be human, what we owe to each other, and how to find hope in even the darkest situations. This electric hardcover boxed set includes: The House of the Scorpion The Lord of Opium

A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert
Revised and Updated Edition

by Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Staff,Arizona-Sonora Desert Mus

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN : 9780520219809
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert provides the most complete collection of Sonoran Desert natural history information ever compiled and is a perfect introduction to this biologically rich desert of North America."--BOOK JACKET.

Mirror of Fortune

Mirror of Fortune
A Book

by Dr. A. Shanker

  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Release : 2021-11-29
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9355211759
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book ‘Mirror of Fortune’ is such an instrument to know the circumstances and conditions of life through astrology that leads to recognizing the signs of favorable and unfavorable circumstances. Those who believe in and practice jyotish, need it at every step. Yet, sometimes when a person with dexterity in this sphere is not found, people have to face serious problems. In today’s life those having insufficient knowledge and who have travelled frequently and stayed in jungles and deserts they too face difficulties. The sphere of astrology is very wide. One should have mastery over its different aspects to comprehend satisfactorily. Unless and until one attains deep knowledge and expertise his sincerity and honesty remain dubious. Meanwhile, whatever I could gain through my study and experience I have put together in this book. I take no pride in doing so as I am not an erudite scholar who is presenting his views to impress readers of his merits and accomplishments. To me there is no difference between fame and the sun of a rainy day."

Animal Magick

Animal Magick
The Art of Recognizing and Working with Familiars

by D. J. Conway

  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9781567181685
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book shows how to access the spiritual powers of familiars--real or imagined animals--for personal enrichment. Whether one collects glass animals, dreams about snakes, or "talks" with an animal already, ANIMAL MAGICK shows how to further develop this connection for startling magickal results.

The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion
Special Edition

by Nancy Farmer

  • Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2022-09-06
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781665917858
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With this deluxe collectible paperback edition, rediscover the National Book Award, Newbery Honor, and Printz Honor–winning modern classic about what it means to be human. Matt Alacrán wasn’t born. He was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrón, the drug-lord ruler of the country of Opium. Most people hate and fear clones like Matt—except for El Patrón. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself. As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, and realizes escape is his only chance to survive. But escape from the Alacrán Estate is no guarantee of freedom.

The House of the Scorpion Novel Units Teacher Guide

The House of the Scorpion Novel Units Teacher Guide
A Book

by Novel Units,Pat Watson

  • Publisher : Novel Units, Incorporated
  • Release : 2019-07-15
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 9781581309546
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Suggests activities to be used in the classroom to accompany the reading of The house of the scorpion by Nancy Farmer.

The Kids' Book Club Book

The Kids' Book Club Book
Reading Ideas, Recipes, Activities, and Smart Tips for Organizing Terrific Kids' Book Clubs

by Judy Gelman,Vicki Levy Krupp

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2007-05-10
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 144062920X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first complete guide-for use by adults and children-to creating fun and educational book clubs for kids. As authors of The Book Club Cookbook, the classic guide to integrating great food and food-related discussion into book club gatherings, Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp hear a common refrain from parents, librarians, teachers, community leaders and kids themselves: "How about writing a book for kids' book clubs?" Indeed, in recent years youth organizations, parents, libraries, schools, and our local, state, and federal governments have launched thousands of book clubs for children as a way to counter falling literacy rates and foster a love of reading. Based on surveys representing five hundred youth book clubs across the country and interviews with parents, kids, educators, and librarians, The Kids' Book Club Book features: _- the top fifty favorite book club reads for children ages eight to eighteen; _- ideas and advice on forming great kids' book clubs-and tips for kids who want to start their own book clubs; _- recipes, activities, and insights from such bestselling children's book authors as Christopher Paolini, Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, Nancy Farmer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Andrew Clements, Laurie Halse Anderson, Norton Juster, and many others. From recipes for the Dump Punch and egg salad sandwiches included in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie to instructionson how to make soap carvings like the ones left in the knot-hole of a tree in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, this book provides a bounty of ideas for making every kids' book club a success.

The Scorpion's Sting

The Scorpion's Sting
A Magdalena LaSige Novel

by J. D. Masterson

  • Publisher : Tate Publishing
  • Release : 2011-01
  • Pages : 391
  • ISBN : 1616636521
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With all my degrees and knowledge, how could I have lived with my head in the sand for so long? I'm thinking of nicknaming myself 'Ostrich'... head in the sand, backside flopping around in the air, going around in circles, tripping over my own long legs and awkward feet, never getting anywhere at all. it certainly seems an appropriate label, especially given the latest mess I'm now working my way through.Dr. Magdalena LaSige, a thirty-three-year-old criminal archepsychologist, throws herself headfirst into finding a kidnapped Carmelite nun—the sister of her former professor, The handsome and wealthy Dr. Peter Janus. She is given ancient pictures and symbols sent from the kidnappers, clues in an archetypal trail of deceit. The Pyramids of Giza, DNA codes, constellations, medicine, money—these symbols, stories, and legends all combine to challenge everything Magdalena has taken for granted as truth. And the truth seems to be the last thing Dr. Janus wants to discuss. What is his connection with the pharmaceutical companies he consults for, and how does that play into the kidnapping? is the 'scorpion's sting' a medical project or something much more sinister? Painfully aware of her limitations, Magdalena uncovers religious, medical, and governmental lies while racing against time. Will she solve the mystery, or will the truth behind the deceptions leave Magdalena paralyzed by the scorpion's sting?

Steve Backshall's Venom

Steve Backshall's Venom
A Book

by Steve Backshall

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-09-21
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1472930274
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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TV presenter Steve Backshall needs no introduction following his performances on TV series such as Deadly 60 and Lost Land of ... This is a reformatted, redesigned edition of a popular title. Poison is an everyday part of the animal world, and an essential tool for hunting and defence. A wide variety of insects, reptiles and amphibians use toxins to subdue their prey or to stop becoming prey to another predator. Even some mammals and birds resort to poison as a means of securing a meal or deterring attack! From species such as the King Cobra, Lionfish, Fat-tail Scorpion and Poison Dart-frog to the diminutive but lethal Black Widow Spider, the author takes a fascinating look at the different types of natural venoms. On a tour of the world's continents, he looks at over 60 of the most venomous creatures, describing their main characteristics and explaining how they administer their venom and what its effects are. Stunning colour photographs and exciting accounts of Steve's own encounters with some of these animals bring the world of natural venom alive.

Wild Life in the Interior of Central America

Wild Life in the Interior of Central America
A Book

by George Byam

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1849
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Scorpion

Scorpion
A Novel

by Christian Cantrell

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2021-05-25
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1984801996
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“An exceptional, fast-paced thriller featuring a tech-empowered assassin whose pattern and objective you’ve never seen before, chased by a heroine with tenacious grit.”—David Brin, author of The Postman and Existence Quinn Mitchell is a nine-to-five spy—an intelligence analyst for the CIA during the day, and a suburban wife and mother on evenings and weekends. After her young daughter is killed in a tragic accident, sending her life into a tailspin, Quinn hopes to find a new start in her latest assignment: investigating a series of bizarre international assassinations whose victims have been found with numeric codes tattooed, burned, or carved into their flesh. As Quinn follows the killer’s trail across the globe, always one body behind, she begins uncovering disturbing connections between the murders—and herself. Every lead she tracks down in pursuit of the assassin brings Quinn one step closer to the Epoch Index, a mysterious encrypted message discovered in the archives of the Large Hadron Collider. Its origins are unknown and decrypting it is beyond even the CIA. Yet nothing else can possibly link together a slew of unsolvable murders, an enigmatic and sophisticated serial killer who always seems to be three steps ahead, a quirky young physics prodigy whose knowledge extends well beyond her years, and, underlying everything, the inescapable tragedy of Quinn’s own past. Discovering the meaning of the Epoch Index leads Quinn to a shocking twist that shatters everything she thought she knew about the past, the future, and the delicate balance of right and wrong that she must now fight to preserve.