Life of Pi

Life of Pi Author Yann Martel
ISBN-10 0307371123
Year 2009-03-19
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Vintage Canada
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Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Los Angeles Magazine

Los Angeles Magazine Author
ISBN-10
Year 2004-03
Pages 214
Language en
Publisher
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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.

Abe Son of Abraham

Abe  Son of Abraham Author Abe J. Bassett
ISBN-10 0615939392
Year 2014-02-03
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Bayswater Queensway Books
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Abe, Son of Abraham begins as a series of well written and funny vignettes about the author's early years and his special relationship with his father. It concludes with remembrances of his uncles and aunts, immigrants from Lebanon. In between are stories of adventures of hitchhiking in Europe, serving in the Army in the Far East and traveling in the Middle East. The title derives from the fact that Abe and Abraham are Junior and Senior, leading to the book's dedication to the father whose influence permeated the life of the junior. Abe J. Bassett is Emeritus Professor of Theatre Arts at Wright State University, and former Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. He writes about his academic career and how his Theatre Arts department became the most outstanding undergraduate program in Ohio. Earlier he edited and published Memories of Rahija, stories of his mother. Altogether in 296 pages there are 55 entries in ten sections.

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors Author James D. Hornfischer
ISBN-10 9780307487308
Year 2008-11-12
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Bantam
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BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James D. Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno. “This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.” With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of Samar. On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy, a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire. All that stood between it and Douglas MacArthur’ s vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history. In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers, James D. Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle of Samar, a naval engagement unlike any other in U.S. history—and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory.

Two Hours

Two Hours Author Ed Caesar
ISBN-10 9781451685862
Year 2015-10-27
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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“Essential reading for every runner.” —Men’s Fitness “Compelling…As becomes clear not long after its starting gun, this book transcends the search for a two-hour marathon.” —The Washington Post Two hours to cover twenty-six miles and 385 yards. It is running’s Everest, a feat once seen as impossible for the human body. But now we can glimpse the mountaintop. The sub-two hour marathon will require an exceptional combination of speed, mental strength, and endurance. The pioneer will have to endure more, live braver, plan better, and be luckier than anyone who has run before. So who will it be? In this spellbinding book, journalist Ed Caesar takes us into the world of elite marathoners: some of the greatest runners on earth. Through the stories of these rich characters, like Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai, around whom the narrative is built, Caesar traces the history of the marathon as well as the science, physiology, and psychology involved in running so fast for so long. And he shows us why this most democratic of races retains its brutal, enthralling appeal—and why we are drawn to test ourselves to the limit. Two Hours is a book about a beautiful sport few people understand. It takes us from big-money races in the United States and Europe to remote villages in Kenya. It’s about talent, heroism, and refusing to accept defeat. It is a book about running that is about much more than running. It is a human drama like no other.

Topsy

Topsy Author Michael Daly
ISBN-10 9780802194572
Year 2013-07-02
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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In 1903, on Coney Island, an elephant named Topsy was electrocuted, and over the past century, this bizarre, ghoulish execution has reverberated through popular culture with the whiff of urban legend. But it really happened, and many historical forces conspired to bring Topsy, Thomas Edison, and those 6600 volts of alternating current together that day. Tracing them all in Topsy The Startling Story of the Crooked Tailed Elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison, journalist Michael Daly weaves together a fascinating popular history, the first book on this astonishing tale. At the turn of the century, the circus in America was at its apex with the circuses of P.T. Barnum and Adam Forepaugh (or 4-Paw) competing in a War of the Elephants, with declarations of whose pachyderms were younger, bigger, or more “sacred”. This brought Topsy to America, fraudulently billed as the first native-born, and caught between the circus disputes and the War of the Currents, in which Edison and George Westinghouse (and Nikola Tesla) battled over alternating versus direct current. Rich in period Americana, and full of circus tidbits and larger than life characters—both human and elephant—Topsy is a touching tale and an entertaining read.

Changeling and Other Stories

Changeling and Other Stories Author Donn Byrne
ISBN-10 9781434460486
Year 2008-02-01
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher Wildside Press LLC
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Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne was an Irish author (1889-1928) who wrote "Messer Marco Polo" and "Hangman's House."

Scripture Culture and Agriculture

Scripture  Culture  and Agriculture Author Ellen F. Davis
ISBN-10 9780521518345
Year 2009
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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This book examines the theology and ethics of land use through critical biblical exegesis. It explores the biblical writers' pervasive concern for the care of arable land as a central religious obligation. Davis creates a conversation between ancient texts and contemporary agrarian writers, providing a fresh theological perspective on a contemporary problem.

The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life Author Helen Keller
ISBN-10 9789380914541
Year 2017-04-28
Pages 260
Language en
Publisher Samaira Book Publishers
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The Story of My Life is an autobiography by Helen Keller. It is the story of Helen Keller and her life as a deaf and blind girl, and her triumph over these tribulations. Iin the book, she reveals her frustration and rage over her condition. It details her educational achievements and her introduction to the world through her breakthrough into communication. The story was written by Helen Keller when she was just 22 years old. The Story of My Life is a tale of the courage and unbreakable will of Helen Keller. The book has been adapted into a television series, a Broadway play, a Hollywood feature film, and an Indian feature film. Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880. A life-threatening illness at the age of 19 months took away her vision and hearing. Her parents contacted Perkins institute for the Blind in Boston at the recommendation of Alexander Graham Bell. Here, Helen Keller was introduced to Anne Sullivan, a tutor, who played an important role in her life educating her and bringing her talents out to the world. She received many honorary degrees and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She has also written The World I live In and Helen Keller's Journal. She died on June 1, 1968.

Barron s IB Math SL

Barron s IB Math SL Author Stella Carey M. Ed
ISBN-10 1438003927
Year 2014-08-01
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Barrons Test Prep
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A review guide for the IB Mathematics SL exam that features practice exams, comprehensive review of all math concepts covered, and an explanation of test scoring.

1984

1984 Author George Orwell
ISBN-10 9789881235602
Year 2016-07-29
Pages
Language en
Publisher ENRICH CULTURE GROUP LIMITED
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1984 is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949. The novel is set in Airstrip One, a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation. It is dictated by a political system named English Socialism under the control of the Inner Party, that persecutes individualism and independent thinking. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Room 101, telescreen, 2 + 2 = 5, and memory holes, have entered into common use since its publication. In 2005, the novel was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels.

The Interpretation of Cultures Text Only

The Interpretation of Cultures  Text Only Author Clifford Geertz
ISBN-10 9780008219475
Year 2016-09-29
Pages 356
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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'One of the most articulate cultural anthropologists of this generation. Geertz has consistently attempted to clarify the meaning of 'culture' and to relate that concept to the actual behavior of individuals and groups.' -Elizabeth Colson, Contemporary Sociology