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Boots and the Seven Leaguers

Boots and the Seven Leaguers ebook ISBN: 1504021096
Publisher: Open Road Media
Author: Jane Yolen
Number of Pages: 164 
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All a young troll wants is to hear some rock and roll—but when his brother goes missing, he’ll have to face more than just the music . . . Like many teenagers, the young troll Gog loves rock music. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have money to buy a ticket to see the annual concert of his favorite band, Boots and the Seven Leaguers. But where there’s a will, there’s a way, and Gog and his clever pal Pook trick the Leaguers into believing they are seasoned roadies willing to work in exchange for admission. Unfortunately, this means Gog must take his eyes off his smart-aleck little brother, Magog—and when Magog is kidnapped, the teen troll must venture into the terrible New Forest, where a whole host of terrifying nasties await, to find him. A true delight for young readers, Jane Yolen’s Boots and the Seven Leaguers is a wonderfully imaginative and fantastically funny contemporary fairy tale from one of the most acclaimed authors in the fantasy field. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Jane Yolen including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

The Seven League Boots

The Seven League Boots ebook ISBN: 0307828646
Publisher: Vintage
Author: Albert Murray
Number of Pages: 384 
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The break-out novel by an unrecognized master--"a fictional tale spinner in the grand Southern tradition" (Washington Post Book World). Told from the point of view of a young Alabama college graduate in the 1920s, this brilliant novel recounts the exploits of a legendary jazz composer and his band on a tour that becomes a heroic journey "equivalent to the seven league strides of heroes in rocking chair story times."

Seven League Boots

Seven League Boots ebook ISBN: 1789124018
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Author: Richard Halliburton
Number of Pages: 314 
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Seven League Boots, which was first published in 1935 and his fifth and final book, details American adventurer Richard Halliburton’s epic adventures in a variety of remote places. The author of The Royal Road to Romance, who seems incapable of writing a dull page, reports each of his new adventures with the same contagious zest, the same charm and swing and dash that have won such unrivaled popularity for his other tales. In this fifth and final book, richly illustrated throughout with striking pictures, the reader will be taken on a journey of Halliburton’s dinner with Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia; his interview with the infamous assassin of Czar Nicholas II in Russia; his attempt to sneak into the forbidden city of Mecca; and, finally, his elephant march over the Alps in the tracks of Hannibal. It is Halliburton at his best, reckless and romantic.

Victorian Fairy Tales

Victorian Fairy Tales ebook ISBN: 0191017361
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Author: Michael Newton
Number of Pages: 544 
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The Victorian fascination with fairyland is reflected in the literature of the period, which includes some of the most imaginative fairy tales ever written. They offer the shortest path to the age's dreams, desires, and wishes. Authors central to the nineteenth-century canon such as Thackeray, Oscar Wilde, Ford Madox Ford, and Rudyard Kipling wrote fairy tales, and authors primarily famous for their work in the genre include George MacDonald, Juliana Ewing, Mary De Morgan, and Andrew Lang. This anthology brings together fourteen of the best stories, by these and other outstanding practitioners, to show the vibrancy and variety of the form and its ability to reflect our deepest concerns. The stories in this selection range from pure whimsy and romance to witty satire and darker, uncanny mystery. Paradox proves central to a form offered equally to children and adults. Fairyland is a dynamic and beguiling place, one that permits the most striking explorations of gender, suffering, love, family, and the travails of identity. Michael Newton's introduction and notes explore the literary marketplace in which these tales appeared, as well as the role they played in contemporary debates on scepticism and belief. The book also includes a selection of original illustrations by some of the masters of the field such as Richard Doyle, Arthur Hughes, and Walter Crane.

Modern Culture

Modern Culture ebook ISBN:
Author: Edward Cornelius Toune,Graeme Mercer Adam
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Essential Physics for Manual Medicine E-Book

Essential Physics for Manual Medicine E-Book ebook ISBN: 0702050024
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Author: Martin Ferrier Young
Number of Pages: 272 
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A textbook that covers Physical concepts at a basic level for manual therapists specifically . Clinicians in general and manual therapists in particular have a need tounderstand certain, specific aspects of physics to an advanced level.However, many lack prior education in this area, with chemistry and biology 'A' levels being emphasized in terms of entrance requirements. Most textbooks aimed at this field concentrate exclusively on the physics underpinning biomechanics, but the level at which these books are pitched is often too high to allow understanding by students who have an inadequate background in the subject. This book acts, in part, as a primer to address this deficit. Students are also required to understand the basic physics underpinning physiology, biochemistry, radiography and therapeutics. This textbook will be a guide to these specialist areas of knowledge. This text will cover biophysics as a core subject to guide the potential clinician from total ignorance to complete mastery in the areas of physics pertinent to manual medicine and its related disciplines.


Enchantment ebook ISBN: 1619020912
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Author: Thaisa Frank
Number of Pages: 320 
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The short fiction of Thaisa Frank has captivated readers for two decades, and now many of those pieces are collected in one volume, along with several new stories. In the title story, a lonely mother and housewife orders an enchanted man from a website called The Wondrous Traveler, who arrives with instructions for use and a list of frequently asked questions about enchantment. In “Thread,” two circus performers who pass through the eye of a needle become undone by a complicated love triangle. In “Henna,” a young writing teacher must contend with an exotic student who will not write, her hands covered in dye and her fingers “sprouting innumerable gardens.” And in “The Loneliness of the Midwestern Vampire,” the undead descend upon the heartland of the country and become accustomed to its friendlier way of life, attending barn raisings and feasting on cattle in an attempt to normalize their darker passions. These are vibrant, compelling stories that examine the distance between imagination and reality, and how characters bridge that gap in their attempt to reach one another.

Fairy Tales for Young Readers

Fairy Tales for Young Readers ebook ISBN: 0486800660
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Author: E. Nesbit
Number of Pages: 112 
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Charming treasury features nine famous fairy tales, including "Cinderella," "Beauty and the Beast," and "Puss in Boots." Enchanting reading for all ages by the author of Five Children and It.

The New Annals of the Civil War

The New Annals of the Civil War ebook ISBN: 0811746453
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Author: Robert I. Girardi
Number of Pages: 624 
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Selected from nearly 700 articles that first appeared in the Philadelphia Weekly Times from 1877 to 1889. Corrections of misconceptions about the Civil War. Compelling perspectives on familiar campaigns, personalities, and controversies.

Three Sad Races

Three Sad Races ebook ISBN: 0521247225
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: David T. Haberly
Number of Pages: 198 
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An innovative interpretation of the development of Brazilian literature from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Originally published in 1983, Three Sad Races is a study of how Brazilian literature deals with the nation's racial diversity themes and gives vent to the general disquietude concerning this.

Mental Health and Contemporary Thought

Mental Health and Contemporary Thought ebook ISBN: 1136434259
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Robert H. Ahrenfeldt,Kenneth Soddy
Number of Pages: 400 
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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1967 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Telling Tales

Telling Tales ebook ISBN: 1906924090
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Author: David Blamires
Number of Pages: 460 
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Germany has had a profound influence on English stories for children. The Brothers Grimm, The Swiss Family Robinson and Johanna Spyri's Heidi quickly became classics but, as David Blamires clearly articulates in this volume, many other works have been fundamental in the development of English chilren's stories during the 19th Centuary and beyond. Telling Tales is the first comprehensive study of the impact of Germany on English children's books, covering the period from 1780 to the First World War. Beginning with The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, moving through the classics and including many other collections of fairytales and legends (Musaus, Wilhelm Hauff, Bechstein, Brentano) Telling Tales covers a wealth of translated and adapted material in a large variety of forms, and pays detailed attention to the problems of translation and adaptation of texts for children. In addition, Telling Tales considers educational works (Campe and Salzmann), moral and religious tales (Carove, Schmid and Barth), historical tales, adventure stories and picture books (including Wilhelm Busch's Max and Moritz) together with an analysis of what British children learnt through textbooks about Germany as a country and its variegated history, particularly in times of war.

Fractional Fields and Applications

Fractional Fields and Applications ebook ISBN: 3642367399
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: Serge Cohen,Jacques Istas
Number of Pages: 270 
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This book focuses mainly on fractional Brownian fields and their extensions. It has been used to teach graduate students at Grenoble and Toulouse's Universities. It is as self-contained as possible and contains numerous exercises, with solutions in an appendix. After a foreword by Stéphane Jaffard, a long first chapter is devoted to classical results from stochastic fields and fractal analysis. A central notion throughout this book is self-similarity, which is dealt with in a second chapter with a particular emphasis on the celebrated Gaussian self-similar fields, called fractional Brownian fields after Mandelbrot and Van Ness's seminal paper. Fundamental properties of fractional Brownian fields are then stated and proved. The second central notion of this book is the so-called local asymptotic self-similarity (in short lass), which is a local version of self-similarity, defined in the third chapter. A lengthy study is devoted to lass fields with finite variance. Among these lass fields, we find both Gaussian fields and non-Gaussian fields, called Lévy fields. The Lévy fields can be viewed as bridges between fractional Brownian fields and stable self-similar fields. A further key issue concerns the identification of fractional parameters. This is the raison d'être of the statistics chapter, where generalized quadratic variations methods are mainly used for estimating fractional parameters. Last but not least, the simulation is addressed in the last chapter. Unlike the previous issues, the simulation of fractional fields is still an area of ongoing research. The algorithms presented in this chapter are efficient but do not claim to close the debate.

Racial Discourse and Cosmopolitanism in Twentieth-Century African American Writing

Racial Discourse and Cosmopolitanism in Twentieth-Century African American Writing ebook ISBN: 1135893292
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Tania Friedel
Number of Pages: 214 
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This book engages cosmopolitanism—a critical mode which moves beyond cultural pluralism by simultaneously privileging difference and commonality—in order to examine its particular deployment in the work of several African American writers. Deeply influenced and inspired by W. E. B. Du Bois, the writers closely examined in this study—Jean Toomer, Jessie Fauset, Langston Hughes and Albert Murray—have advanced cosmopolitanism to meet its own theoretical principals in the contested arena of racial discourse while remaining integral figures in a larger tradition of cosmopolitan thought. Rather than become mired in fixed categorical distinctions, their cosmopolitan perspective values the pluralist belief in the distinctiveness of different cultural groups while allowing for the possibility of inter-ethnic subjectivities, intercultural affiliations and change in any given mode of identification. This study advances cosmopolitanism as a useful model for like-minded critics and intellectuals today who struggle with contemporary debates regarding multiculturalism and universalism in a rapidly, yet unevenly, globalizing world.

Harlequin Holds the Bag

Harlequin Holds the Bag ebook ISBN: 9780871290601
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Author: David Grote,Susan Grote
Number of Pages: 40 
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