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A Golden Tree

By Fern Michaels
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  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Isbn : 1420155466
  • Pages : 117
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 350
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Fern Michaels, #1 New York Times bestselling author, joins two of her best-loved series—the Sisterhood and the Godmothers—in a holiday adventure to remember! At Christmas time, the grand hall of the Grove Place Inn in Asheville, North Carolina is the most beautiful sight that manager Holly Simmons can imagine, filled with an assortment of firs and pines twinkling with thousands of tiny lights. This year, the inn’s guest list includes bona fide royalty—Countess de Silva of the legendary Vigilantes, who has invited along some very special friends . . . The seasonal rush leaves Holly no choice to but to hire a new assistant, but does her top candidate, handsome Gannon Montgomery, belong in the ‘naughty’ or ‘nice’ category? While Holly uncovers the surprising truth about her new hire, the Sisterhood and Godmothers are undertaking their first joint mission. And when these forces unite, the result can only be a warm and wonderful holiday—with a special touch of magic . . . Previously published in Wishes for Christmas

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A new story for every single day of the year! Each book contains a special story for each month.These entertaining stories are short enough to be read just before bedtime or to take a break anytime of the day.With popular as well as never-heard-of tales from around the world and great illustrations, every book in this series is a must have.

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First published in 1892, this vintage book looks at religious, mystical, and mythological influences on architecture throughout history and from all over the world, exploring in detail similarities, design, purpose, and much more. Profusely illustrated throughout, “Architecture, Mysticism and Myth” will appeal to those with an interest in religious architecture and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Contents include: “The World Fabric”, “The Microcosmos”, “Four Square”, “At the Centre of the Earth”, “The Planetary Spheres”, “The Labyrinth”, “The Golden Gate of the Sun”, “Pavements like the Sea”, “Ceilings like the Sky”, “The Windows of Heaven and Three Hundred and Sixty Days”, and “The Symbol of Creation”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Isbn : 0253000653
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Philosophy
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"... no other book undertakes to relate all these French philosophers to each other the way that [Lawlor] does, brilliantly." —François Raffoul For many, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Gilles Deleuze represent one of the greatest movements in French philosophy. But these philosophers and their works did not materialize without a philosophical heritage. In Thinking through French Philosophy, Leonard Lawlor shows how the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty formed an important current in sustaining the development of structuralism and post-structuralism. Seeking the "point of diffraction," or the specific ideas and concepts that link Derrida, Foucault, and Deleuze, Lawlor discovers differences and convergences in these thinkers who worked the same terrain. Major themes include metaphysics, archaeology, language and documentation, expression and interrogation, and the very experience of thinking. Lawlor’s focus on the experience of the question brings out critical differences in immanence and transcendence. This illuminating and provocative book brings new vitality to debates on contemporary French philosophy.

Tsar Solomon and "Golden Age" of Tsar Simeon

By A. G. Vinogradov
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  • Publisher : WP IPGEB
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 203
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 164
  • File Pdf: tsar-solomon-and-golden-age-of-tsar-simeon.pdf

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Modern sources write that Solomon (Shelomo, Suleiman) is the third and greatest king of the Kingdom of Israel and Judah. The tenth son of David and the second son of David by Bathsheba (Virsaviya). The name of Solomon was given to him by his parents, the prophet Nathan gave him another name - Edidya ("God's favorite, Bohumil" - Shmuel I 12, 25). Some believe that this was his real name, and "Shlomo" - a nickname ("peacemaker"). The personality of King Solomon and stories from his life became the favorite subject of Midrash. The names Agur, Bin, Yake, Lemuel, Itiel, Ukal (Mishley 30, 1; 31, 1) are explained as the names of Solomon (Shir ha-shirim Rabba, 1, 1). The names Simeon and Salomon can be interchangeable. Strabo. “Geography. Book 8. Crete. In the east is Mount Dikta, famous for its worship of Zeus; it ends to the north with Cape Samonius or Salmonius." Samonion or Salmonion sound the same, that is, in the Greek language "Smn" and "Slmn" were synonyms.

Magic Holidays

By Kryuchkova Elena,Kryuchkova Olga
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Babelcube Inc.
  • Isbn : 1547583517
  • Pages : 93
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 552
  • File Pdf: magic-holidays.pdf

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The second kitten named Tudor appears in the family of Arina. However, the girl's parents do not suspect that Tudor is, in fact, a creature from the wizardly world. Miranda calls for Arina’s help again. Ancient artefacts disappeared in the wizardly community: the hair of the goddess Seth, the spinning wheel of the goddess Frigg and the wings of Thumbelina. An evil magician Fedel who had escaped from the prison and his insidious grandmother Snow White seized them, dreaming to have control over the wizardly worlds. Therefore, all the efforts were hurled into the search for artefacts, in particular, the Knights of the Golden Tree. But suddenly, Miranda and Arina found out that the missing artefacts were somehow connected with the mysterious abduction of Rapunzel. She was kidnapped by a knight in flying sandals right from the open window of her tower. Amazing adventures of Arina Solovyova go on. What will be the end of another fascinating story full of mysterious events?

Jewish Folk Tales in Britain and Ireland

By Liz Berg
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Isbn : 0750995459
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 478
  • File Pdf: jewish-folk-tales-in-britain-and-ireland.pdf

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In this book of folk tales, Liz Berg shares Jewish memories: authentic tales, songs and jokes told by Jews in Britain and Ireland. Some stories moved from place to place, changing and adapting to new landscapes and taking on different textures, but the core of the story stays the same and is preserved through oral storytelling and recorded on these pages. Here are tales from the time of Domitian’s Jewish slaves working in the tin mines of Cornwall, through to the tales being told in communities today, all incorporating the wit and magic of a rich and varied culture successfully integrated into Britain and Ireland.

The Byzantine Jewels: Heart of Bellaridon

By Ishani Lal
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  • Publisher : Blue Rose Publishers
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 326
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 970
  • File Pdf: the-byzantine-jewels.pdf

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Making friends and keeping friendship forever is particularly hard. But, what if it is prophesized that the friends will meet? What if it is destined that the friends will never leave each other even if the whole world is against them? Amy always thought that she was a normal girl with a normal life, living in a normal world. But really, who was she kidding? Nothing about her was normal. Neither her sparkling mischievous violet eyes nor her messy jet black hairs are normal. On the eve of her twelfth birthday, Amy, along with her sisters and mother went to a place that proved that this world was beyond actually what it seemed like. All secrets come out and the little normality left in her life, too, breaks loose. Will she find her friends or stay alone like an outcast? Was that prophecy true? What if it was wrong? Join Amy Millicent, Katie Alford, Cedric Aspen, Yamini Srivastava, and Holly Yvonn on their magical journey as they discover their friends and foes. Will they stay together or break apart like some loose strings of thread? Will they grow stronger or become weak as a twig? Find the story of five gems. However and whatever it seems like, in the end, the world is made up of jewels. A story of friends from different countries, their magical bonding and togetherness, struggle and fondness, mystery and fun, aspiration, inspiration and perspiration.

An Unexpected Journal: The Imaginative Harvest of Holly Ordway

By Jesse W. Baker,Donald W. Catchings, Jr.,Annie Crawford,Virginia de la Lastra,Ryan Grube,Seth Myers,Annie Nardone,Holly Ordway,Joseph Pearce,Josiah Peterson,Theresa Pihl,Jamie Danielle Portwood,Zak Schmoll,Jason M. Smith,Michael Ward,Clark Weidner,Donald T. Williams,Jared Zimmerer
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  • Publisher : An Unexpected Journal
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 271
  • File Pdf: an-unexpected-journal.pdf

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Planting the Seeds of Imagination Holly Ordway has established herself as one of the preeminent voices in the field of cultural apologetics. Her ability to engage with the imagination is clearly demonstrated through her own scholarly work, most recently the paradigm-shifting Tolkien's Modern Reading, but her influence was critical in the founding of An Unexpected Journal as well. This collection of essays, poetry, and stories demonstrates her wide-ranging impact that is truly bearing a fruitful harvest. Contributors "Maps," My Map by Jesse W. Baker on the importance of poetry. "Contrary Winds: Tolkien's Priority of Faith and Family" by Donald W. Catchings, Jr. on Tolkien's personal values, and "The Call" on the teacher's call. A review of Tolkien's Modern Reading by Annie Crawford "Drawing the Drawing Out of Me" by Virginia de la Lastra on a pleasant surprise. "Ordway's Myth-Busting Research: Tolkien's Modern Reading (A Review)" by Ryan Grube on a paradigm shift. "Poetry as Prayer, Imagination the Spark to Worship and Service: Ordway's Review of Gerard Manley Hopkins in Word on Fire's Ignatian Collection" by Seth Myers on contemplation, poetry, and missionizing. "A Passage to Something Better" by Annie Nardone on Tolkien's approach to virtue. An interview with Holly Ordway "Middle-earth and the Middle Ages" by Joseph Pearceon the influence of Beowulf. "Dr. Ordway's Visual Guide to Paragraph Structure" by Josiah Peterson on creating meaning. "Lost and Found" by Theresa Pihl on changing perspective; "Learning Writing at Writespace" by Jamie Danielle Portwood on the importance of community. "Gandalf: The Prophetic Mentor" by Zak Schmoll on the Defeat of Sauron. "A Case of Mistaken Identity" by Jason M. Smith on our great misconception. "Peak Middle-earth: Why Mount Doom is not the Climax of The Lord of the Rings" by Michael Ward "Echo and Narcissus" by Clark Weidner on the goodness of reality. "Some Real Magic: Taliessin Lectureth in the School of the Poets" and "The Challenge of 'The Republic'" by Donald T. Williams on poetic imagination. "Unveiling Reality Through the Imagination" by Jared Zimmerer on a strategy to fight meaninglessness. Cover Illustration by Virginia de la Lastra Advent 2021, Volume 4, Issue 4 270 pages

Making Music with Computers

By Bill Manaris,Andrew R. Brown
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1482222213
  • Pages : 502
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 190
  • File Pdf: making-music-with-computers.pdf

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Teach Your Students How to Use Computing to Explore Powerful and Creative Ideas In the twenty-first century, computers have become indispensable in music making, distribution, performance, and consumption. Making Music with Computers: Creative Programming in Python introduces important concepts and skills necessary to generate music with computers. It interweaves computing pedagogy with musical concepts and creative activities, showing students how to integrate the creativity and design of the arts with the mathematical rigor and formality of computer science. The book provides an introduction to creative software development in the Python programming language. It uses innovative music-creation activities to illustrate introductory computer programming concepts, including data types, algorithms, operators, iteration, lists, functions, and classes. The authors also cover GUIs, event-driven programming, big data, sonification, MIDI programming, client–server programming, recursion, fractals, and complex system dynamics. Requiring minimal musical or programming experience, the text is designed for courses in introductory computer science and computing in the arts. It helps students learn computer programming in a creative context and understand how to build computer music applications. Also suitable for self-study, the book shows musicians and digital music enthusiasts how to write music software and create algorithmic music compositions. Web Resource A supplementary website (http://jythonMusic.org) provides a music library and other software resources used in the text. The music library is an extension of the jMusic library and incorporates other cross-platform programming tools. The website also offers example course and associated media resources.

The Golden Eagle

By Jeff Watson
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1408134543
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 853
  • File Pdf: the-golden-eagle.pdf

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This comprehensive monograph is a second edition of one of the most popular Poyser monographs; it covers all aspects of this spectacular eagle's biology and ecology, including a full review of the literature and incorporating the considerable body of research on the species since the publication of the first edition in 1997. The late Jeff Watson was one of Scotland's foremost eagle experts, with more than 20 years of research on the birds; following Jeff's untimely death, the book is being completed by his colleagues Des Thompson and Helen Riley. Scottish studies provide the foundation for a treatment that also includes up-to-date information from work in North America, continental Europe and elsewhere. This global view allows fascinating insights into the species' relationships with a variety of different habitats and leads to many new and important conclusions regarding its ecology. This highly readable and authoritative account is destined to become the standard reference on the species, both in Scotland and elsewhere in the world. The text is enriched with many superb pictures of this majestic bird and additional wash landscapes capture the very special atmosphere of Scotland's Golden Eagle country.

International Research Handbook on Values Education and Student Wellbeing

By Terence Lovat,Ron Toomey,Neville Clement
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9789048186754
  • Pages : 1015
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 912
  • File Pdf: international-research-handbook-on-values-education-and-student-wellbeing.pdf

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Informed by the most up-to-date research from around the world, as well as examples of good practice, this handbook analyzes values education in the context of a range of school-based measures associated with student wellbeing. These include social, emotional, moral and spiritual growth – elements that seem to be present where intellectual advancement and academic achievement are being maximized. This text comes as ‘values education’ widens in scope from being concerned with morality, ethics, civics and citizenship to a broader definition synonymous with a holistic approach to education in general. This expanded purview is frequently described as pedagogy relating to ‘values’ and ‘wellbeing’. This contemporary understanding of values education, or values and wellbeing pedagogy, fits well with recent neuroscience research. This has shown that notions of cognition, or intellect, are far more intertwined with social and emotional growth than earlier educational paradigms have allowed for. In other words, the best laid plans about the technical aspects of pedagogy are bound to fail unless the growth of the whole person – social, emotional, moral, spiritual and intellectual, is the pedagogical target. Teachers and educationalists will find that this handbook provides evidence, culled from both research and practice, of the beneficial effects of such a ‘values and wellbeing’ pedagogy.

Heaven Talisman

By Tian FuXiaoSheng
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1649552122
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 801
  • File Pdf: heaven-talisman.pdf

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An endless expanse of blue, sea, withered wood, immortal mountains, ten thousand miles in total without any sign of human habitation. Endless rays of blue, boundless sea, dead wood, immortal mountains, ten thousand miles devoid of human habitation.

Quzil Scarlett

By Daryl Rodrigues
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Isbn : 1947851748
  • Pages : 190
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 420
  • File Pdf: quzil-scarlett.pdf

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This book tells us the story of a boy who had always wished to go on an epic adventure, but was always made to be a laughing stock by everyone, until one day he stumbles upon a big red feather in a forest. It becomes the key to his adventure and opens the gates to a new world for Quzil to explore the kingdom of Durkinbird.

Preserving the Spell

By Armando Maggi
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 022624301X
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 804
  • File Pdf: preserving-the-spell.pdf

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Fairy tales are supposed to be magical, surprising, and exhilarating, an enchanting counterpoint to everyday life that nonetheless helps us understand and deal with the anxieties of that life. Today, however, fairy tales are far from marvelous—in the hands of Hollywood, they have been stripped of their power, offering little but formulaic narratives and tame surprises. If we want to rediscover the power of fairy tales—as Armando Maggi thinks we should—we need to discover a new mythic lens, a new way of approaching and understanding, and thus re-creating, the transformative potential of these stories. In Preserving the Spell, Maggi argues that the first step is to understand the history of the various traditions of oral and written narrative that together created the fairy tales we know today. He begins his exploration with the ur-text of European fairy tales, Giambattista Basile’s The Tale of Tales, then traces its path through later Italian, French, English, and German traditions, with particular emphasis on the Grimm Brothers’ adaptations of the tales, which are included in the first-ever English translation in an appendix. Carrying his story into the twentieth century, Maggi mounts a powerful argument for freeing fairy tales from their bland contemporary forms, and reinvigorating our belief that we still can find new, powerfully transformative ways of telling these stories.

Wonder Tales By Young Mindz

By Puffins Publishers Private Limited,Amyra Gupta,Kavya Ahuja,Keshav,Naisha Gupta,Ridhan Jain,Vihaan Yadav,Viraj Arora,Zafreen Rizvi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Puffins Publishers Private Limited
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 43
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 433
  • File Pdf: wonder-tales-by-young-mindz.pdf

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This book, “Wonder Tales By Young Mindz” is a fictional storybook which consists of stories written by the students purely out of their imagination and the perceptions they shared related to their creativity. This storybook is a successful product of the workshop- ‘Young Minds as Authors’ conducted under the supervision of Dr. Tanvi Gupta. The creation of these stories encompassed a strategic movement from ideation, theme finalization, description of characters and required emotions or expressions with suitable dialogue exchange by the characters. The stories range from deciphering secrets to having adventure trips in wonderlands and space. The budding authors have tried their level best to create vivid visuals through their words about the different situations and transitions in their stories. All the stories are very engrossing with a unique appeal that holds the reader’s interest throughout. It is a wonderful piece of writing which can be considered bespoke and mesmerizing. It is the output of author’s creativity and ability to convert their ideas into a creative writing treasure. Thus, this book should be considered no less than a precious possession that is delivered to its readers as a remarkable reading.

The Ministry of the Word, Vol. 4, No. 3

By Various Authors
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Living Stream Ministry
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 78
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 455
  • File Pdf: the-ministry-of-the-word-vol-4-no-3.pdf

Book Summary:

In this issue of The Ministry, Brother Lee stresses our need to realize that we are branches in the vine for bearing fruit and grains of wheat for bringing forth many grains. According to its history, the church in general has had the concept that we must do a work of preaching. In the Lord’s recovery, however, our concept must be radically changed. We should not put our trust in the preaching work; rather, we must stress fruit-bearing. For this, we must abide in Christ, be willing to die, be pruned, and then go to contact people by imparting Christ to them with and in brotherly love. In this way, we will see the increase of Christ and the spread of the kingdom of God through our remaining fruit. The following messages continue the Crystallization-study of Revelation, given in the summer training of 1999. Message Four presents a full revelation of Christ in His coming back concerning His person and His work. The Lord’s coming back is also related to the prophecy of the four “sevens,” which include the seven seals, the seven trumpets, the seven bowls, and the last seven years of this present age. Message Five speaks of the intrinsic significance and the subjective experience of the golden lampstand. The lampstand with its golden nature, form, and seven lamps signifies the Triune God—the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. The lampstand also signifies the church as the reproduction of Christ and the reprint of the Spirit. Such revelation needs our subjective experience so that we may become the reproduction of the lampstand, the expression of the Triune God. Message Six presents a full view of Christ as the Son of Man walking in the midst of the golden lampstands. He is the High Priest girded about at the breasts with a golden girdle, cherishing the churches in His humanity and nourishing them with His divinity. Last of all, we include reports describing the Lord’s move in the Ukraine and in Armenia and among the elders and responsible ones in a recent training in Ventura, California.