Lara and the Moon Colored Filly

Author: Kathleen Duey

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442043770


Page: 133

View: 772


Nine-year-old Lara is the daughter of the rÂ'-the leader of her cattle-raising clan. While she spends her days tending to the cattle, her heart lies with her beloved gray mare. When Lara goes to the highlands to set the cattle out to graze, she finds the mare in the process of a difficult birth. Lara vows to take care of the foal as a dying promise to the gray mare, and with the help of a childless milk-cow, she cares for the spindly-legged filly. But just when she is confident that the foal can survive, a rival clan captures them both, and throws Lara's life into turmoil. When the filly is eventually given to a titled baron in the castle town of Athenry, Lara, determined to stay with the horse no matter what, goes along. Together, she and her beloved horse face seemingly insurmountable challenges, but all along Lara keeps two things in mind. One day, she will manage to flee, and will set off in search of the family that she was taken from. And she will not leave without her silver mare.

Rethinking Nationalism

A Critical Introduction

Author: Jonathan S. Hearn

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781403918987

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 9703


This is an innovative and interdisciplinary introduction to the study of nationalism. The author uses paired chapters, first to present the work of key authors in relation to each of a set of key themes - primordialism, modernism, power and culture - and then critically to rethink these core concepts.

Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards With Technology

Grades 6-12

Author: Catlin R. Tucker

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506307868

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 6737


Let technology pave the way to Common Core success. Engage your students by delving into the Common Core ELA standards with the tools they use the most. As you explore the creative road to academic success, with the Common Core ELA and literacy standards—you will turn your classroom into a student-centered learning environment that fosters collaboration, individualizes instruction, and cultivates technological literacy. Features include: Specific recommendations for free apps and tech tools that support the Common Core Step-by-step guidelines to breaking down standards by grade and subject Teacher-tested, research-supported lesson ideas and strategies Replicable resources, including prewriting activities and writing templates Real-life examples

Beginning ArcGIS for Desktop Development using .NET

Author: Pouria Amirian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118442555

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 8516


Get the very most out of the ArcGIS for Desktop products through ArcObjects and .NET ArcGIS for Desktop is a powerful suite of software tools for creating and using maps, compiling, analyzing and sharing geographic information, using maps and geographic information in applications, and managing geographic databases. But getting the hang of ArcGIS for Desktop can be a bit tricky, even for experienced programmers. Core components of ArcGIS platform is called ArcObjects. This book first introduce you the whole ArcGIS platform and the opportunities for development using various programming languages. Then it focuses on ArcGIS for Desktop applications and makes you familiar with ArcObjects from .NET point of view. Whether you are an ArcGIS user with no background in programming or a programmer without experience with the ArcGIS platform, this book arms you with everything you need to get going with ArcGIS for Desktop development using .NET?right away. Written by a leading expert in geospatial information system design and development, it provides concise, step-by-step guidance, illustrated with best-practices examples, along with plenty of ready-to-use source code. In no time you?ll progress from .NET programming basics to understanding the full suite of ArcGIS tools and artefacts to customising and building your own commands, tools and extensions?all the way through application deployment. Among other things, you?ll learn to: Object-Oriented and Interface-based programming in .NET (C# and VB.NET) Finding relationship between classes and interfaces using object model diagrams Querying data Visualizing geographical data using various rendering Creating various kinds of Desktop Add-Ins Performing foreground and background geoprocessing Learn how to improve your productivity with ArcGIS for Desktop and Beginning ArcGIS for Desktop Development Using .NET

The Pirate Ghost

Author: Franklin W. Dixon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481488740

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 1796


Detective brothers Frank and Joe work to uncover a pirate ghost hoax in the seventh book in the interactive Hardy Boys Clue Book series. The Hardy Boys are super excited when their friend Jason Wang wins the “Talk Like a Pirate Contest” at Bayport’s annual Pirate Palooza. Jason’s prize is a map to the legendary pirate, Captain Scurvydog’s buried treasure. Expert detectives Frank and Joe offer to help him find it. But the next day, Jason tells the brothers that he won’t be doing any treasure hunting. He says the ghost of Captain Scurvydog has been haunting him; his parrot is singing pirate songs he’s never been taught, pirate coins appeared on his windowsill, and there’s a mysterious note in a bottle warning Jason to stay away from buried treasure. To Jason, the message is clear: stay away from Captain Scurvydog’s booty! Frank and Joe don’t believe in ghosts. They’re sure someone is tricking Jason so they can dig up the buried treasure themselves. The only question is, who?

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Author: Beatrice Gormley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689839243

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 8797


From a house on fire to a plague of locusts, an illustrated biography presents the true stories of the life and time of the famous author.

A Rope and a Prayer

The Story of a Kidnapping

Author: David Rohde,Kristen Mulvihill

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101445394

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 8926


The compelling and insightful account of a New York Times reporter's abduction by the Taliban, and his wife's struggle to free him. Invited to an interview by a Taliban commander, New York Times reporter David Rohde and two Afghan colleagues were kidnapped in November 2008 and spirited to the tribal areas of Pakistan. For the next seven months, they lived in an alternate reality, ruled by jihadists, in which paranoia, conspiracy theories, and shifting alliances abounded. Held in bustling towns, they found that Pakistan's powerful military turned a blind eye to a sprawling Taliban ministate that trained suicide bombers, plotted terrorist attacks, and helped shelter Osama bin Laden. In New York, David's wife of two months, Kristen Mulvihill, his family, and The New York Times struggled to navigate the labyrinth of issues that confront the relatives of hostages. Their methodical, Western approach made little impact on the complex mix of cruelty, irrationality, and criminality that characterizes the militant Islam espoused by David's captors. In the end, a stolen piece of rope and a prayer ended the captivity. The experience tested and strengthened Mulvihill and Rohde's relationship and exposed the failures of American effort in the region. The tale of those seven months is at once a love story and a reflection of the great cultural divide-and challenge-of our time.

Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins?

Author: Liz Kessler

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076367060X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 280

View: 3019


Manifesting an ability to become invisible, Jessica, along with her best friend Izzy, organizes a band of fellow students who also demonstrate supernatural abilities only to be targeted by an unscrupulous adult.

Critique of Religious Discourse

Author: Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300207123


Page: 320

View: 758


An important work of contemporary Islamic thought argues against the programmatic use of Islamic religious texts to support fundamentalist beliefs First published in Arabic in 1994, progressive Muslim scholar Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd's controversial essay argued that conventional fundamentalist interpretations of the Quran and other Islamic religious texts are ahistorical and misleading. Conservative religious leaders accused him of apostasy. Marking the first time a work by Abu Zayd is available in its entirety in any Western language, this English edition makes his erudite interpretation of classical Islamic thought accessible to a wider audience at a critical historical moment.

Between Foucault and Derrida

Author: Yubraj Aryal

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748697721

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

View: 9983


Explores the biographical, historical and philosophical connections between Jacques Derrida and Michel FoucaultBetween Foucault and Derrida explores the notorious Cogito debate and includes: the central articles, an important piece by Jean-Marie Beyssade, along with a letter Foucault wrote to Beyssade in response both these pieces available for the first time in English translation. In the second part of the book, 10 essays written by some of the most well-known scholars working in contemporary continental philosophy address the various philosophical intersections and divergences of these two profoundly important thinkers.Key FeaturesThe first collection of the central essays involved in the Cogito debate between Foucault and DerridaIncludes the first English translations of Jean-Marie Beyssades important 1973 article on the debate and Foucault's letter in responseSome of the best-known scholars working in continental philosophy today examine where Foucault and Derrida converge and diverge, and how they ultimately shaped each others projectsContributorsAmy Allen, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA.Ellen Armour, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Tennessee, USA. Yubraj Aryal, University of Montreal, Canada and New York University, USA. Jean-Marie Beyssade, University of Paris IV, France.Vernon W. Cisney, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, USA.Fred Evans, Duquesne University, Pennsylvania, USA.Peter Gratton, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.Leonard Lawlor, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA.Edward McGushin, Stonehill College, Massachusetts, USA.Nicolae Morar, University of Oregon, Oregon, USA. Jeff Nealon, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA.Christopher Penfield, Purdue University, Indiana, USA.Arkady Plotnitsky, Purdue University, Indiana, USA. Paul Rekret, Richmond, The American International University in London, UK. Alan Schrift, Grinnell College, Iowa, USA.

Claire's Story, 1910

Author: Adele Whitby

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 148143991X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8079


Arriving at Rousseau Manor in Paris, Claire Rousseau delightedly explores the city with her new friend Camille, who also lives at the manor and who tries to help Claire figure out why she has been sent away from her home in America. Simultaneous and eBook.

The Mismeasure of Desire

The Science, Theory, and Ethics of Sexual Orientation

Author: David E. Stannard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199838981

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 8632


For four hundred years--from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the 1490s to the U.S. Army's massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the 1890s--the indigenous inhabitants of North and South America endured an unending firestorm of violence. During that time the native population of the Western Hemisphere declined by as many as 100 million people. Indeed, as historian David E. Stannard argues in this stunning new book, the European and white American destruction of the native peoples of the Americas was the most massive act of genocide in the history of the world. Stannard begins with a portrait of the enormous richness and diversity of life in the Americas prior to Columbus's fateful voyage in 1492. He then follows the path of genocide from the Indies to Mexico and Central and South America, then north to Florida, Virginia, and New England, and finally out across the Great Plains and Southwest to California and the North Pacific Coast. Stannard reveals that wherever Europeans or white Americans went, the native people were caught between imported plagues and barbarous atrocities, typically resulting in the annihilation of 95 percent of their populations. What kind of people, he asks, do such horrendous things to others? His highly provocative answer: Christians. Digging deeply into ancient European and Christian attitudes toward sex, race, and war, he finds the cultural ground well prepared by the end of the Middle Ages for the centuries-long genocide campaign that Europeans and their descendants launched--and in places continue to wage--against the New World's original inhabitants. Advancing a thesis that is sure to create much controversy, Stannard contends that the perpetrators of the American Holocaust drew on the same ideological wellspring as did the later architects of the Nazi Holocaust. It is an ideology that remains dangerously alive today, he adds, and one that in recent years has surfaced in American justifications for large-scale military intervention in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. At once sweeping in scope and meticulously detailed, American Holocaust is a work of impassioned scholarship that is certain to ignite intense historical and moral debate.

Current and Emerging Issues in the Audiovisual Industry

Author: Mercedes Medina,M?nica Herrero,Alicia Urgell?s

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119384656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 4895


This book focuses on the challenges of competition in television broadcasting markets. How is the evolution from a two-sided market to platform economics reshaping competition in television broadcasting? How are new market dynamics changing competition for content creation and acquisition and the revenue streams? Will content remain king? Or will new competitive dynamics undermine the sustainable creation of high quality content, especially in small media markets?

How My Summer Went Up in Flames

Author: Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442459409

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 302

View: 9425


Placed under a temporary retstraining order for torching her former boyfriend's car, seventeen-year-old Rosie embarks on a cross-country car trip from New Jersey to Arizona while waiting for her court appearance.

Death by His Grace

Author: Kwei Quartey

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1616957085

Category: FICTION

Page: 272

View: 6734


Atmospherically set in Accra, Ghana, Chief Inspector Darko Dawson investigates the brutal murder of a high-society bride. In order to expose the truth, Darko must confront the pivotal role religion plays in Ghana--and wrestle with his old demons the investigation stirs up in the fifth entry to the African series. Katherine Yeboah's marriage to Solomon Vanderpuye is all the talk of Accra high society. But when it becomes apparent that Katherine is infertile, Solomon's extended family accuses her of being a witch, hounding her until the relationship is so soured Solomon feels compelled to order Katherine out of the house they shared. Alone on her last night there, Katherine is brutally murdered by an intruder. Chief Inspector Darko Dawson of the Ghanaian federal police has personal as well as professional reasons to find the killer fast: Katherine was the first cousin of his wife, Christine, who is devastated by the tragedy. As Darko investigates, he discovers that many people close to Katherine had powerful motives to kill her, including: Solomon, her husband; James Bentsi-Enchill, her lawyer and ex-lover; and her filthy rich pastor, Bishop Clem Howard-Mills. In order to expose the truth, Darko must confront the pivotal role religion plays in Ghana--and wrestle with his old demons the investigation stirs up.


Truth and Lies About Why We Buy

Author: Martin Lindstrom

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780385528290

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7168


How much do we know about why we buy? What truly influences our decisions in today’s message-cluttered world? An eye-grabbing advertisement, a catchy slogan, an infectious jingle? Or do our buying decisions take place below the surface, so deep within our subconscious minds, we’re barely aware of them? In BUYOLOGY, Lindstrom presents the astonishing findings from his groundbreaking, three-year, seven-million-dollar neuromarketing study, a cutting-edge experiment that peered inside the brains of 2,000 volunteers from all around the world as they encountered various ads, logos, commercials, brands, and products. His startling results shatter much of what we have long believed about what seduces our interest and drives us to buy. Among the questions he explores: Does sex actually sell? To what extent do people in skimpy clothing and suggestive poses persuade us to buy products? Despite government bans, does subliminal advertising still surround us – from bars to highway billboards to supermarket shelves? Can “Cool” brands, like iPods, trigger our mating instincts? Can other senses – smell, touch, and sound - be so powerful as to physically arouse us when we see a product? Do companies copy from the world of religion and create rituals – like drinking a Corona with a lime – to capture our hard-earned dollars? Filled with entertaining inside stories about how we respond to such well-known brands as Marlboro, Nokia, Calvin Klein, Ford, and American Idol, BUYOLOGY is a fascinating and shocking journey into the mind of today’s consumer that will captivate anyone who’s been seduced – or turned off – by marketers’ relentless attempts to win our loyalty, our money, and our minds.

Haitian Graves

Ray Robertson Mystery

Author: Vicki Delany

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459809009

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 6682


RCMP sergeant Ray Robertson is serving with the United Nations in Haiti, a land of brilliant color and vibrant life, Vodou and vast above-ground cemeteries. Ray’s job is to train the local police and assist investigations. One call comes in from the home of a wealthy American businessman. The man came home to find his beautiful, young Haitian wife floating face down in the swimming pool. The American embassy and the Haitian police immediately arrest the gardener, and the case is closed. But Ray isn’t so sure, and he keeps digging. Until one night he finds himself in a Vodou-saturated cemetery, surrounded by above-ground tombs and elaborate statuary, confronting a killer with nothing left to lose. This is the second in a series featuring RCMP sergeant Ray Robertson on his various postings overseas.

When Aunt Mattie Got Her Wings

Author: Petra Mathers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 148141044X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5490


When Aunt Mattie dies, best friends Lottie and Herbie console each other and celebrate Aunt Mattie's life by scattering her ashes and preparing her favorite snack--peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (with bananas).