The Elephant Chaser's Daughter

Author: Shilpa Raj

Publisher: Rupa Publications India Pvt Limited

ISBN: 9788129147691

Category: Dalit women

Page: 250

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The Memory of an Elephant

Author: Peter Webb

Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing

ISBN: 1839754443

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 1676

The callous taking of two lives by an act of pure self-interest brings together DCI Arnold, WPC Desai, Linden Lea, the twin to one of the victims, and Jasper, the deceased’s terrier. This coalition of the willing pursue events, both global and personal, past and present, through the jungle of media and politics and into the inner sanctum of the English aristocracy. During their investigations they find redemption for some, retribution for others and discover that revenge is not exclusively a human trait; they confirm the certain knowledge that what goes around comes around.

The Elephant in the Room

Author: John Green


ISBN: 1387137743

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 9827

Adam Barthold is a deeply flawed man haunted by the mysterious Arahm Tuit. He travels from upstate New York to the hills of Ash Fork, Arizona where he hopes to start a new life but instead finds love, danger and watches the world come tumbling down in red ruin, little knowing he has an important part to play in the future of human kind. Although this is an apocalyptic story, you will find NO zombies, alien invaders, government conspiracies, universal plagues or any other such nonsense. It addresses what is a more imminent threat to humankind. Further, it is told from a very limited point of view as experienced by the principal character, Adam Barthold. Unlike some such story lines, the book focuses more on the characters, their flaws, fortitude and family-like relationships. It is both a love story and a story of deep friendships often crossing over racial, age and cultural boundaries. The action scenes are not stereotype Hollywood-hyped depictions either.

Creative Activities and Curriculum for Young Children

Author: Rebecca Howard,Mary Mayesky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0357630661

Category: Education

Page: 640

View: 6140

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Twelfth Edition, is written for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of creative and aesthetic development, the importance of arts experiences in childhood, supporting creativity in children, expanding creative approaches to teaching and integrating creativity across the curriculum. Whether you're an early childhood teacher, caregiver or administrator or a pre-service or in-service pre-K to Grade 5 teacher, this text is an invaluable resource you can turn to again and again. Covering a wide range of content areas encountered in early childhood and elementary classrooms, the text promotes creativity in children and encourages you to exercise your own creativity. The research-based theoretical foundation is applied through hundreds of practical activities. Updated throughout, the Twelfth Edition features research into theories of brain development and their application to daily practice, new topics in the Spotlight and Think About It features, recommendations for children’s books that support activities and exploration and current information regarding the use of digital technology. The authors have more thoroughly integrated culturally responsive practice throughout the text, including broader consideration of how to accommodate and adapt activities and experiences for children with special needs or non-typical development. In addition, chapters have been reorganized to reflect a more natural sequence of topics to help you master even complex concepts more readily. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Storytelling Tips and Tales

Author: Mark Pierce,Karen Jennings

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 1596473312

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 4900

A seasoned storyteller helps teachers use stories to capture students' attention and expose them to 13 folk and fairy tales from around the world. The guide addresses everything a beginner needs to know, including how to warm up the audience, start and end a story, and assure audience involvement. Follow-up activities for each tale incorporate subjects such as creative writing, art, drama, math, science, geography, and history. Grades K-5. Suggested resources. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 117 pages.

Suffer the Children

Author: Craig DiLouie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476739641

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2600

On a grand canvas reminiscent of Guillermo del Torro and Justin Cronin, acclaimed author Craig DiLouie presents "a terrifying novel filled with impossible decisions [and] a stark, brutal, and chilling vision of the end of days" (David Moody, author of Hater). SO MANY MOUTHS TO FEED It begins on an ordinary day: children around the world are dying. All children, everywhere—a global crisis beyond any parent’s worst nightmare. Then, a miracle beyond imagining: three days later, they return. Shattered mothers and fathers see their sons and daughters happy and whole once more, playing and laughing as before—but only when they feed. They hunger for blood…and they can’t get enough upon which to feast. Without it, they die again. How far would you go to keep someone you love alive?


Author: John W. Pilley,Hilary Hinzmann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1780747039

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 2673

Chaser has a way with words. She knows over a thousand of them—more than any other animal of any species except humans. In addition to common nouns like house, ball, and tree, she has memorized the names of more than one thousand toys and can retrieve any of them on command. Based on that learning, she and her owner and trainer, retired psychologist John Pilley, have moved on to further impressive feats, demonstrating her ability to understand sentences with multiple elements of grammar and to learn new behaviors by imitation. John’s ingenuity and tenacity as a researcher are as impressive as Chaser’s accomplishments. His groundbreaking approach has opened the door to a new understanding of animal intelligence, one that requires us to reconsider what actually goes on in a dog’s mind. Chaser’s achievements reveal her use of deductive reasoning and complex problem-solving skills to address novel challenges. Yet astonishingly, Chaser isn’t unique. John’s training methods can be adopted by any dog lover. Through the poignant story of how he trained Chaser, raised her as a member of the Pilley family, and proved her abilities to the scientific community, he reveals the positive impact of incorporating learning into play and more effectively channeling a dog’s natural drives. John’s work with Chaser offers a fresh perspective on what’s possible in the relationship between a dog and a human. His story points us toward a new way of relating to our canine companions that takes into account our evolving understanding of the way animals and humans learn.

Hindu Myths

Author: O' Flaherty

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780144000111

Category: Hindu mythology

Page: 364

View: 6572

These Tales Of Hindu Gods And Demons Express In Vivid Symbols The Metaphysical Insights Of Ancient Indian Priests And Poets. This Selection And Translation Of Seventy-Five Seminal Myths Spans The Wide Range Of Classical Indian Sources, From The Serpent-Slaying Indra Of The Vedas (C. 1200 Bc) To The Medieval Pantheon&Mdash;The Phallic And Ascetic Siva, The Maternal And Bloodthirsty Goddess, The Mischievous Child Krishna, The Other Avatars Of Vishnu, And The Many Minor Gods, Demons, Rivers And Animals Sacred To Hinduism. The Traditional Themes Of Life And Death Are Set Forth And Interwoven With Many Complex Variations Which Give A Kaleidoscopic Picture Of The Development Of Almost Three Thousand Years Of Indian Mythology. &Nbsp;