King Of The Cloud Forests

Autore: Michael Morpurgo
Editore: Egmont UK
ISBN: 1780311443
Grandezza: 74,87 MB
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A classic and heartfelt war story from War Horse author and former Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. Escaping from China as the Japanese invade, Ashley and Uncle Sung embark on a perilous journey across the Himalayas. Then Ashley finds himself alone in the hostile mountains, battling for his life. He is just about to give up all hope, when he has a mysterious and terrifying encounter . . . Author of Private Peaceful and Friend or Foe, Michael Morpurgo again demonstrates why he is considered to be the master storyteller with another of his beautifully crafted war stories. In the tradition of Goodnight Mr Tom, Carrie's War, and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, King of the Cloud Forests is a novel that takes children to the heart of a tumultuous period in history.-- ---- Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo needs no introduction. He is one of the most successful children's authors in the country, loved by children, teachers and parents alike. Michael has written more than forty books for children including the global hit War Horse, which was made into a Hollywood film by Steven Spielberg in 2011. Several of his other stories have been adapted for screen and stage, including My Friend Walter, Why the Whales Came and Kensuke's Kingdom. Michael has won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. He started the charity Farms for City Children in 1976 with his wife, Clare, aimed at relieving the “poverty of experience” many young children feel in inner city and urban areas. Michael is also a patron of over a dozen other charities. Living in Devon, listening to Mozart and working with children have provided Michael with the ideas and incentive to write his stories. He spends half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories for children. "For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out - the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers." Michael received an OBE in December 2006 for his services to literature.

Into The Silence

Autore: Davis Wade
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448113970
Grandezza: 79,88 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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‘The price of life is death’ For Mallory, as for all of his generation, death was but ‘a frail barrier that men crossed, smiling and gallant, every day’. As climbers they accepted a degree of risk unimaginable before the war. What mattered now was how one lived, and the moments of being alive. While the quest for Mount Everest may have begun as a grand imperial gesture, it ended as a mission of revival for a country and a lost generation bled white by war. In a monumental work of history and adventure, Davis asks not whether George Mallory was the first to reach the summit of Everest, but rather why he kept climbing on that fateful day.

Ocean Politics And Law

Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
Grandezza: 40,10 MB
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This bibliography is a convenient one-volume research guide that covers the most important scholarly literature on ocean politics, law, and public policy. It offers a succinct summary of the basic sources of information on the subject and then arranges 2081 entries under twelve topical chapters. Entries selected for annotation include the most significant analyses of ocean law and politics issues, the most timely material, works broadly representing different important viewpoints, and works offering different perspectives at various time periods. Subject and author indexes also make this volume easily accessible to researchers of all kinds.

Imagining Extinction

Autore: Ursula K. Heise
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022635816X
Grandezza: 20,82 MB
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As the extinction of species accelerates and more species become endangered, activists, filmmakers, writers, and artists have responded to bring this global crisis to the attention of the public. Until now, there has been no study of the frameworks that shape these narratives and images, or of the symbolic meanings that the death of species carries in different cultural communities. Ursula Heise makes the case that understanding how and why endangered species come to matter culturally is indispensable for any effective advocacy on their behalf. Heise begins by showing that the tools of conservation science and law need to be viewed as cultural artifacts: biodiversity databases and laws for the protection of threatened species use rhetorical and cultural resources that open up different approaches to the problem of understanding global wildlife. The second half of her book explores ways of envisioning alternative futures for biodiversity. The narrative of nature s decline or even imminent disappearance has been a successful rallying trope for those skeptical of modernization and ideologies of progress. But environmentalists nostalgia for the past and pessimistic outlook on the future have also alienated parts of the public. Heise tells the story of environmental activists, writers, and scientists who are creating new stories to guide the environmental imagination."

Jesus Before Christianity

Autore: Albert Nolan
Editore: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1570754047
Grandezza: 80,18 MB
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Nolan's portrait introduces readers to Jesus as He was before He became enshrined in doctrine, dogma, and ritual, a man deeply involved with the real problems of His time, which are the real problems of our time as well. In a new preface, Nolan reflects on recent work in Christology and how a book written in South Africa in 1976 still has a message for people today.

When Women Were Priests

Autore: Karen J. Torjesen
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060686618
Grandezza: 39,50 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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This landmark book reveals not only that women were priests, bishops, and prophets in early Christianity, but also how and why they were then suppressed.

The Divine Romance

Autore: Gene Edwards
Editore: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414328001
Grandezza: 32,27 MB
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A breathtakingly beautiful saga spanning from eternity to eternity, presented from the view of angels. Experience creation, the crucifixion, and the resurrection from this unique viewpoint, and gain a better understanding of the majestic love of God. Gene Edwards’s classic tale is the greatest love story ever told.

Spurgeon On Prayer Spiritual Warfare 6 In 1 Anthology

Autore: Charles Spurgeon
Editore: Whitaker House
ISBN: 1603748199
Grandezza: 17,79 MB
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Prayer is the Christian's lifeline to God, and with it, lives are changed for eternity! Charles Spurgeon knew the secrets of prayer—divine principles and promises that God established for our every need. He reveals these principles and shares how God has answered the prayers of men and women since the beginning of Bible times. This anthology includes six of Spurgeon's classic books on prayer: The Power in Prayer; Praying Successfully; The Golden Key of Prayer; Finding Peace in Life's Storms; Spurgeon on Praise; Satan: A Defeated Foe. Because God keeps His promises, every Christian can have a prayer life that produces lasting results, both personally and in the kingdom of God. Discover how you, too, can develop essential characteristics required for power-packed prayer!