Too Far From Home

Author: Paul Bowles
Editor: Ecco
ISBN: 9780880013918
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For over forty-five years, Paul Bowles has been one of this century's most enigmatic and intriguing writers, best known for his novel The Sheltering Sky. This striking collection highlights Bowles's undeniable virtuosity and brings together for the first time his finest work including a new unpublished novella, Too Far From Home, and previously unpublished letters.

Too Far From Home

Author: Chris Jones
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0385521901
Size: 20,22 MB
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An incredible, true-life adventure set on the most dangerous frontier of all—outer spaceIn the nearly forty years since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, space travel has come to be seen as a routine enterprise—at least until the shuttle Columbia disintegrated like the Challenger before it, reminding us, once again, that the dangers are all too real. Too Far from Home vividly captures the hazardous realities of space travel. Every time an astronaut makes the trip into space, he faces the possibility of death from the slightest mechanical error or instance of bad luck: a cracked O-ring, an errant piece of space junk, an oxygen leak . . . There are a myriad of frighteningly probable events that would result in an astronaut’s death. In fact, twenty-one people who have attempted the journey have been killed. Yet for a special breed of individual, the call of space is worth the risk. Men such as U.S. astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox, and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin, who in November 2002 left on what was to be a routine fourteen-week mission maintaining the International Space Station. But then, on February 23, 2003, the Columbia exploded beneath them. Despite the numerous news reports examining the tragedy, the public remained largely unaware that three men remained orbiting the earth. With the launch program suspended indefinitely, these astronauts had suddenly lost their ride home. Too Far from Home chronicles the efforts of the beleaguered Mission Controls in Houston and Moscow as they work frantically against the clock to bring their men safely back to Earth, ultimately settling on a plan that felt, at best, like a long shot. Latched to the side of the space station was a Russian-built Soyuz TMA-1 capsule, whose technology dated from the late 1960s (in 1971 a malfunction in the Soyuz 11 capsule left three Russian astronauts dead.) Despite the inherent danger, the Soyuz became the only hope to return Bowersox, Budarin, and Pettit home. Chris Jones writes beautifully of the majesty and mystique of space travel, while reminding us all how perilous it is to soar beyond the sky.

Too Far From Home

Author: Naomi Shmuel
Editor: Kar-Ben Publishing
ISBN: 1541546717
Size: 15,88 MB
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Eleven-year-old Meskerm, half-Ethiopian and half-American, faces prejudice when she enters a new school just as Israel is coping with a large influx of new immigrants from Ethiopia.

Basic Spoken Chinese

Author: Cornelius C. Kubler
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462914810
Size: 13,34 MB
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This is a beginning-level course in spoken Chinese that employs a revolutionary new method designed to have you quickly speaking and comprehending Mandarin Chinese. Along with its sister book Basic Written Chinese and their accompanying workbooks, Basic Spoken Chinese offers a complete introductory course to the Chinese language. As a native English speaker, working hard to learn Chinese is not enough; you have to work smart in order to learn this very different language efficiently. Downloadable audio and video reinforce the material introduced in the book. No matter why you've chosen to learn Chinese—for business, travel, cultural studies or another goal—the Basic Chinese approach of two separate but integrated tracks in spoken and written Chinese will help you learn this language most efficiently and successfully. Detailed explanations in English of Chinese pronunciation, grammar, usage, culture, society, and recommended learning approaches. A digital Instructor's Guide is available electronically. A written Character Transcript (Simplified and Traditional) is available electronically. The downloadable materials feature: 40 videos with dozens of native speakers filmed on location in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. 6 hours of native-speaker audio, including all of the book's conversations. Build up sections, new words, and pronunciation exercises. Available separately, Basic Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials is the companion workbook for Basic Spoken Chinese. This practical guide includes a broad range of drills and exercises designed to dramatically enhance your proficiency in speaking and comprehending. While designed for use with the companion textbook, it can be used together with any Chinese textbook or teaching program to hone your Chinese language skills.

Far From The Place We Called Home

Author: Sarah M. Schleimer
Editor: Feldheim Publishers
ISBN: 9780873066679
Size: 13,27 MB
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Evacuated to England from Nazi Germany during World War II, several Jewish children struggle to observe Judaism, rebuild their lives, and search for their parents after the war.

The Pocket Therapist Ii

Author: David A. Brown
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595753752
Size: 19,61 MB
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Dr. Brown has developed and led successful experiential training programs in the Florida swamps to resolve relationship problems among high school students in high-risk areas. He led groups of 300 pharmacists through personal conflict resolution experiences, as well as groups of neighborhood women and men in emotional survival encounters. Rational living, stress management, conflict resolution, and problem solving workshops were presented to industrial managers, school psychologists, college students, counselors and administrators with exciting success. Stress management, Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy, and rational use of hypnosis are topics Dr. Brown has presented nationally. He is board certified by the National Academy of Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselors, and the National Board of Certified Counselors, Inc. He is presently a Professor of Psychology at International College in Fort Myers, Florida. This book contains a collection of stories written by Dr. Brown for his family, patients and students.

Angst

Author: Jeffrey P. Kahn
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199796440
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Why do so many people suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous angst? Some twenty percent of us are afflicted with common Anxiety and Depressive disorders. That's not just nervous or scared or sad - that is painful dysfunction without obvious benefit. A new theoretical synthesis suggests that while animals share a set of evolved social instincts, we humans experience commonplace Anxiety and Depressive disorders when we use our reason to defy that biology.

The Dead Do Not Die

Author: Sven Lindqvist
Editor: New Press, The
ISBN: 1620970031
Size: 11,74 MB
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Sven Lindqvist is one of our most original writers on race, colonialism, and genocide, and his signature approach—uniting travelogues with powerful acts of historical excavation—renders his books devastating and unforgettable. Now, for the first time, Lindqvist’s most beloved works are available in one beautiful and affordable volume with a new introduction by Adam Hochschild. The Dead Do Not Die includes the full unabridged text of "Exterminate All the Brutes", called "a book of stunning range and near genius" by David Levering Lewis. In this work, Lindqvist uses Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness as a point of departure for a haunting tour through the colonial past, retracing the steps of Europeans in Africa from the late eighteenth century onward and thus exposing the roots of genocide via his own journey through the Saharan desert. The full text of Terra Nullius is also included, for which Lindqvist traveled 7,000 miles through Australia in search of the lands the British had claimed as their own because it was inhabited by "lower races," the native Aborigines—nearly nine-tenths of whom were annihilated by whites. The shocking story of how "no man’s land" became the province of the white man was called "the most original work on Australia and its treatment of Aboriginals I have ever read . . . marvelous" by Phillip Knightley, author of Australia.

Days Of Goodbyes

Author: Ragnhild Munck
Editor: Ragnhild Munck
ISBN: 9780977308132
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This is a book written by a mother who tells about her daughter Maria's painful path towards death. She discovered a lump in her breast and spent the next 5 years battling breast cancer. We hear Maria speak as she tells of conflicting emotions on how she does and does not want to die. Maria and her family experience all of the emotions from horror to hope, and we follow Maria through her 5 years of a struggle to survive while hope becomes smaller and smaller—like a light that disappears in the dark.

The Chronicles Of Anna Deadly Boxed Set

Author: Elizabeth Munro
Editor: Blue Swell Books
ISBN: 099197591X
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The Chronicles of Anna, Deadly Box Set includes all three novels in one great place. Deadly Expectations: As a teen Anna Creed discovers she can time travel; a trick she uses to ‘jump’ from one place to another with no apparent passage of time. All she needs are two wheels, speed and nerves of steel. Now eight years later she’s alone and pregnant when her secret power takes control to save her life. Injured and confused Anna finds herself in the arms of Paul Richards, her summer lover and the father of her child. But Paul has secrets of his own. He’s the head of an old conflict weary family and has been Anna’s past life lover time and time again, something only he remembers. Things come apart for Anna when she starts ‘jumping’ in her sleep. Both Anna and her sister are in mortal danger from Paul’s uncle Damian and a ghost from her past life is driving her to murder. As Anna and Paul’s fledgling relationship unravels she takes the final and unforgivable step of attacking him and leaving him behind. From Northern California to the rainforests of British Columbia Anna gets closer to the truth about Paul’s family and the realization that saving Paul and her unborn child may ultimately cost her life. Deadly Deceptions: Three months after the birth of their daughter Camille, Paul and Anna Richards are touched by tragedy. Alone in the hospital she is approached by Jack Roberts, a man who claims to be the son of Damian Howard. Jack and his men want Paul and Anna’s help breaking away from his brothers RJ Soros and Gerald Walker. With Damian’s death his house has been thrown in to disarray but by offering to help Jack, Anna’s house is divided as well. Separated from her husband and daughter and hunted by Soros and Walker, Anna must make a difficult decision to protect her daughter’s life, a decision that may ultimately destroy everything else she has sworn to protect. Deadly Redemptions: After four months existing in Damian Howard’s Connecticut family home, Jack and Anna are finally able to spend short periods of time apart. Both are worse for wear; any mistake of Anna’s is taken out on Jack. They find the cure for the twins tearing at her and must keep it secret; if Jack’s brothers Gerald Walker and RJ Soros learn she is cured Jack will pay the ultimate price for his earlier traitorous acts against them. Following an attempt on their lives treachery is found on all sides and Jack and Anna find allies in strange places and lies closer than ever. On the eve of disaster news from a dubious source is an opportunity Anna can’t risk passing up. Can she endanger everything in one impulsive move and an unknown future or should she and Jack resign themselves to short lives of misery and another chance at happiness on the other side?