Chief Thunderstruck and the Big Bad Bear

Author: Karen Wallace

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140815286X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Set in the Viking world of long boats, looting and grand adventure, The Goose Pimple Bay Sagas relate the hilarious tales of a noble family with a difference. In the final book of the quartet, a message reaches Goose Pimple Bay that Chief Thunderstruck is in trouble. He's been trapped in a cave on an ice flow by a fierce polar bear, who has a nasty glint in his eye when he looks at Chief Thunderstruck's bearskin coat. Together Whiff Erik, Spike Carbuncle and Fangtrude sail off to the rescue. But it's up to Fangtrude, being part wolverine, to save the day.

Awesome Vocabulary

Author: Becky Burckmyer

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601639007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 1696


If your skill with words isn't up to scratch, you may find yourself sidelined or ignored at work and elsewhere. You create an impression with what you write, and a weak or incorrect vocabulary is a serious liability. Awesome Vocabulary offers a painless way to build an exceptional vocabulary. Readers will discover comprehensive, useful lists of words and exercises focused on improving word choices. They'll also learn: Tricks to reveal the meaning of new words Memory devices to help distinguish between similar words The difference between using words to impress and using words that make their meanings clear Examples of writing—correct and incorrect, attractive and unlovely, persuasive and off-putting—that clearly show the right stuff and how to amend the wrong stuff The secret to "balanced prose": the Rule of Three Avoiding repetition and redundancy The proper vocabulary for the proper occasion: business letters, e-mails, and casual conversation

Self-Disclosure of God, The

Author: William C. Chittick

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791498964

Category: Religion

Page: 483

View: 9074


Explicates the cosmology of Ibn al-Arabi, the greatest mystical thinker of Islamic civilization. The Self-Disclosure of God offers the most detailed presentation to date in any Western language of the basic teachings of Islam’s greatest mystical philosopher and theologian. It represents a major step forward in making available to the Western reading public the enormous riches of Islamic teachings in the fields of cosmology, mystical philosophy, theology, and spirituality. “ this book will serve as the basis for future study on Ibn al-Arabi The translation is so faithful to the original Arabic that it almost corresponds with the original word for word.” — Wiener Zeitschrift Fur die Kunde des Morgenlandes “Chittick has refined his way of translating Ibn al-Arabi’s terminology to a high degree of perfection.” — Gerhard Böwering, Yale University The Self-Disclosure of God continues the author’s investigations of the world view of Ibn al-Arabi, the greatest theoretician of Sufism and the “seal of the Muhammadan saints.” The book is divided into three parts, dealing with the relation between God and the cosmos, the structure of the cosmos, and the nature of the human soul. A long introduction orients the reader and discusses a few of the difficulties faced by Ibn al-Arabi’s interpreters. Like Chittick’s earlier work, The Sufi Path of Knowledge, this book is based primarily on Ibn al-Arabi’s monumental work, al-Futuhat al-makkiyya “The Meccan Openings.” More than one hundred complete chapters and subsections are translated, not to mention shorter passages that help put the longer discussions in context. There are detailed indices of sources, Koranic verses and hadiths. The book’s index of technical terminology will be an indispensable reference for all those wishing to delve more deeply into the use of language in Islamic thought in general and Sufism in particular. “This is the type of work that many will refer to as a tour de force. Among its other accomplishments, it represents a painstaking reading, translation, and analysis of a major Muslim Arab thinker of notoriously intimidating erudition and subtlety. Best of all, it is clear and comprehensible, without sacrificing sophistication and precision.” — R. Kevin Lacey, State University of New York, Binghamton

Thunder Struck

Author: Viola Grace

Publisher: Devine Destinies

ISBN: 1771119128

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

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Kedna has been consigned to fostering on the empty world of Iskan when her power and her health become dangerous. Being mentored by a planetary Avatar is difficult, but moving the weather for an entire world is second nature. When she is older and her skills are needed off world, she is paired with her first member of the Sector Guard. He is a pain in the butt and harbours resentments toward her for hogging his ancestral planet. She simply concentrates on the job and earns his respect in the bargain. Fast forward to her twenty-third birthday and they cross paths again. This time, she knows his measure and he knows hers. Respect turns to fascination and progresses into a flirtation that crosses the stars.

Passive Constitutions, Or, 7 1/2 Times Bartleby

Author: Branka Arsi?

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804753937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

View: 1363


Through analysis of Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener," this book analyzes major questions in Melville's literature as well as philosophical, theological, political, juridical, psychiatric, and literary discourses of his age and the America in which he lived.

Coates's Herd Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cattle

Page: N.A

View: 8666


Vols. - include the Shorthorn Society's Grading register for beef Shorthorn cattle; v. - include the society's Herd book of poll shorthorns.

Coates's Herd Book

Author: Henry Strafford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cattle

Page: N.A

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