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Secret Water

By Arthur Ransome
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1446483762
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 198
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John, Susan, Titty and Roger, the crew of the Swallow, take on the job of mapping the mass of small islands round Pin Mill while living on the biggest one. But who are the mysterious savages who lurk in the islands - and is the tribal totem they find in their campsite a threat of attack. ?

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 022647092X
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : History
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  • Pages : 256
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  • Isbn : 3849644448
  • Pages : 559
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  • Publisher : ISD LLC
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  • Pages : 242
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134568916
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : History
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  • Isbn : 1908493860
  • Pages : 251
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  • Pages : 256
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England & Wales Island Bagging by Lisa Drewe is a stunning and informative guide to the islands of England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. It is ideal for swimmers, kayakers, adventure travellers, wildlife spotters and ice cream connoisseurs. Go on an inspirational and fascinating coastline journey – familiar islands are visited, such as Lundy and the Isle of Wight; others are less well known, such as Gewni in Pembrokeshire and Coquet Island in Northumberland. Almost 300 islands are included, from larger, populated islands to remote, uninhabited islets – some can be reached by foot at low tide, others have ferry services, and some you will need your own transport, or be content to view them from the mainland. Once you’ve found your island this book introduces you to the best sites on the island to appreciate: hidden beaches and coves, the tastiest local food and the wildlife that can be seen in the locality. Watch the Cemlyn Bay terns on Anglesey, go paddleboarding around Mersea Island in Essex, walk in the footsteps of pilgrims on Lindisfarne in Northumberland, or enjoy ice cream from one of the smallest dairy herds in the country on St Agnes in the Isles of Scilly ... it’s all there to be enjoyed in England & Wales Island Bagging.

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  • Pages : 403
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Lalitha Sahasra Nama (Thousand Names of Goddess Lalitha) are chanted everyday by the devotees of Divine Mother. There are the most prominent among all the hymns of Devi (God in the form of Mother). Though these names have many hidden meanings, they are basically Tantric in nature, because the sadhana of Sakti (God as energy) is the key factor Tantras. However there are many verses in this hymn that praise the Para Brahman (Supreme One God) of Vedas. The hidden secrets of many disciplines like Astrology, Vedanta, Yoga and Tantra are explained in this book at respective places while commenting on the hidden meanings of these names. There is no such commentary on these verses in recent times which reveals as much as this book does, It is hoped that this book will motivate the readers who are in the path of sadhana to move ahead towards realization of their spiritual practice.

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  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Education
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4066338128928
  • Pages : 3489
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 347
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  • Pages : 186
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
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  • Pages : 624
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  • Pages : 280
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East Coast Pilot is the go-to guide for cruising sailors for the waters between Great Yarmouth and Ramsgate. Not only does it cover the many harbours, rivers and creeks in a clear and concise manner, it also reveals some of the mysteries of sailing these shallow and shifting coastal waters. Both authors keep their boats on the East Coast and have a life long love of the area. They maintain that every time they cast off and take to the water, they learn something new, adding to the considerable wealth of experience which they have passed on enthusiastically over many years.For clarity and ease of reference the book is laid out in a logical sequence- each estuary, river and port has its own chapter which starts with the key information to get you in to that chosen destination. Box panels give key waypoints, port and harbour contact details, plus information about the main boating facilities a crew could need. Further pages will entice you in as far as the limit of navigation. Essential information is backed up by Imray cartography, the authors' own sea-level photography giving you a clear view of what you should see, and aerial photographs which offer a useful visual perspective on what lies ahead. Unique to East Coast Pilot are 'rolling road' diagrams to guide the approach which show buoyage sequences and tracks to steer into rivers and ports.

Egyptian Wisdom and the Hebrew Genesis

By Gerald Massey
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1605203084
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 603
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[I]t was not the genesis of the universe that is imaged in astronomical mythology. The firmament was there; already waiting to be distinguished as upper and lower, and divided into the domains of night and day, or Sut and Horus, or Ansar and Kisar. The constellations were not created from nothing when they were figured out of stars. The firmamental water was not created by being divided into upper and lower. The earth was not created because distinguished from water as ground to go upon.... Heaven and earth existed when these were nameless, and did not come into existence on account of being named. from Egyptian Wisdom and the Hebrew Genesis It goes unappreciated by modern Egyptologists, but it is embraced by those who savor the concept of a hidden history of humanity, and those who approach all human knowledge from the perspective of the esoteric. Gerard Massey 's massive Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World first published in 1907 and the crowning achievement of the self-taught scholar redefines the roots of Christianity via Egypt, proposing that Egyptian mythology was the basis for Jewish and Christian beliefs. Here, Cosimo proudly presents Book 7 of Ancient Egypt, in which Massey explains how Egyptian wisdom which greatly concerns itself with matters of the womb and birth, water, and the offspring of gods was appropriated by the Hebrew holy books, and explains how the Hebrew account of creation is a clear repetition of Egyptian mythology. Peculiar and profound, this work will intrigue and delight readers of history, religion, and mythology. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828 1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including A Book of the Beginnings and The Natural Genesis.

Ancient Egypt

By Gerald Massey
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1602068488
  • Pages : 680
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 475
  • File Pdf: ancient-egypt.pdf

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With his earlier two series in Egyptology, Gerald Massey turned existing doctrine on its head to argue that not only had Egypt spawned human civilization, but that Egyptian mythology was the basis for Jewish and Christian beliefs. The culmination of his years at this particular intellectual pursuit, Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World is Massey's crown jewel. In this, the most philosophical (in both tone and concept) of his Egyptological works, Massey, ever the intrepid escort, leads a tour through thousands of years of sociological, cultural, and spiritual development, all the while pointing, with dazzling reason and persuasive prose, to a distant, common, Egyptian origin. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828-1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including A Book of the Beginnings and The Natural Genesis.

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By Ralph M. Aderman,Wayne R. Kime
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  • Publisher : Susquehanna University Press
  • Isbn : 9781575910710
  • Pages : 430
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • File Pdf: advocate-for-america.pdf

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Advocate for America is the first full-length biography of James Kirke Paulding (1778-1860), an American writer and public servant who for much of his long career stood in the first rank among native authors. Born in Westchester County, New York, Paulding was the lifelong friend of Washington Irving, the nation's first professional man of letters, and collaborated with him in early works including the celebrated Salamagundi series (1807-1808). In later decades he played a continuing role in the cultural life of the young nation, numbering among his friends and associates a great many other writers, editors, and publishers. intriguing figure, both individual and contextual. Drawing upon the author's family papers and extensive correspondence, they describe his family and social life while surveying the primary enterprise of his career, his work as a writer. Drawing additionally upon newspapers and magazines of the day and on the letters, documents, memoirs, and speeches of Paulding's associates, they establish a backdrop for viewing his personality and ideas as his contemporaries perceived them. This double focus brings into living perspective a loving husband and father, a versatile literary artist, an ardent nationalist, and a clear-eyed observer of the American scene

Foundations of Security, Protocols, and Equational Reasoning

By Joshua D. Guttman,Carl E. Landwehr,José Meseguer,Dusko Pavlovic
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3030190528
  • Pages : 239
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 966
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This Festschrift volume is published in honor of Catherine A. Meadows and contains essays presented at the Catherine Meadows Festschrift Symposium held in Fredericksburg, VA, USA, in May 2019. Catherine A. Meadows has been a pioneer in developing symbolic formal verification methods and tools. Her NRL Protocol Analyzer, a tool and methodology that embodies symbolic model checking techniques, has been fruitfully applied to the analysis of many protocols and protocol standards and has had an enormous influence in the field. She also developed a new temporal logic to specify protocol properties, as well as new methods for analyzing various kinds of properties beyond secrecy such as authentication and resilience under Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and has made important contributions in other areas such as wireless protocol security, intrusion detection, and the relationship between computational and symbolic approaches to cryptography. This volume contains 14 contributions authored by researchers from Europe and North America. They reflect on the long-term evolution and future prospects of research in cryptographic protocol specification and verification.

Operator #5

By Curtis Steele
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Isbn : 1434474879
  • Pages : 156
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 726
  • File Pdf: operator-5.pdf

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Ripped from the pages of the October, 1934 issue of "Operator #5" magazine, here is the lead novel -- Invasion of the Dark Legions! A ghost ship sailed silently through the moon-lit night, manned by a crew of dead men. Jimmy Christopher stands frozen with terror at the sight before his eyes - an evidence of bacteriological warfare, of a foreign dictator's first death-blow at the heart of a nation. It foreshadows the epidemics of ravishing, man-made plagues which are to come - the midnight of a powerful, secret army, already assembled within the land their power-maddened master covets. What vicious undercover emissary plots this wholesale murder? How can Operator 5 hope to save the country he loves from the slave-yoke of a greedy, foreign demagogue?

Poetic Encounters in the Americas

By Peter Ramos
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000710963
  • Pages : 206
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 149
  • File Pdf: poetic-encounters-in-the-americas.pdf

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Poetic Encounters in the Americas: Remarkable Bridge examines the ways in which U.S. and Latin American modernist canons have been in cross-cultural, mutually enabling conversation, especially through the act of literary translation. Examining eighteen U.S. and Latin American poets, my book is one of the few works of criticism to present case studies in U.S. and Latin American poetries in dialogues that highlight the social life and imaginative encounters obtained through methodologies of translation and innovations in poetic technique.

In Praise of Risk

By Anne Dufourmantelle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • Isbn : 0823285464
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 682
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A philosophical critique of how society encourages us to avoid risk when we should instead accept it. When Anne Dufourmantelle drowned in a heroic attempt to save two children caught in rough seas, obituaries around the world rarely failed to recall that she authored In Praise of Risk, implying that her death confirmed the ancient adage that to philosophize is to learn how to die. Now available in English, this magnificent book indeed offers a trenchant critique of the psychic work that the modern world devotes to avoiding risk. Yet this is not a book on how to die but on how to live. For Dufourmantelle, risk entails an encounter not with an external threat to life but with something hidden in life that conditions our approach to such ordinary risks as disobedience, passion, addiction, leaving family, and solitude Keeping jargon to a minimum, Dufourmantelle weaves philosophical reflections together with clinical case histories. The everyday fears, traumas, and resistances that therapy addresses brush up against such broader concerns as terrorism, insurance, addiction, artistic creation, and political revolution. Taking up a project than joins the work of many French thinkers, such as Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy, Hélène Cixous, Giorgio Agamben, and Catherine Malabou, Dufourmantelle works to dislodge Western philosophy, psychoanalysis, ethics, and politics from the redemptive logic of sacrifice. She discovers the kernel of a future beyond annihilation where one might least expect to find it, hidden in the unconscious. In an era defined by enhanced security measures, border walls, trigger warnings, and endless litigation, Dufourmantelle’s masterwork provides a much-needed celebration of the risks that define what it means to live. Praise for In Praise of Risk “Dufourmantelle’s beautiful book places us on the side of life and love, showing us the power of psychoanalytic reflection on those moments when we are asked to find the courage to risk ourselves on behalf of the other.” —Jamieson Webster, author of Conversion Disorder “Magisterial. Dufourmantelle shows how life is universalized in risk and how recognizing this fact means enlisting in a fraternity among humans.” —Antonio Negri “This very rich book will have enormous appeal for readers interested in the intersection of philosophy, psychology, psychoanalysis, and humanistic inquiry. It productively challenges the assumptions of all these disciplines in novel ways and offers, in the final analysis, a redemptive path through that which matters to us most: living and dying well. Highly recommended.” —Choice

Even More Stories and Lessons on Feng Shui

By Joey Yap
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Joey Yap Research Group
  • Isbn : 9833332730
  • Pages : 259
  • Category : Feng shui
  • Reads : 175
  • File Pdf: even-more-stories-and-lessons-on-feng-shui.pdf

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The third follow-up to Joey Yap’s bestselling Stories and Lessons series explores even more interesting accounts and witty anecdotes to present a casual and light-hearted approach to Chinese Metaphysics. From Feng Shui to Date Selection, and from cracking the BaZi of a famous author to analysing the opening dates of Hollywood blockbusters; no particular terrain is off limits to Joey. What You`ll Learn: •The issues and concerns surrounding the practice of the ancient art of Feng Shui in modern times •A 'behind-the-scenes' look at a typical Feng Shui audit for the home •Simple ways to get started in the practice of Feng Shui application •An explanation of the power and effectiveness of proper Date Selection

Environment Reporters in the 21st Century

By JoAnn Myer Valenti
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 135129766X
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 349
  • File Pdf: environment-reporters-in-the-21st-century.pdf

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Environment Reporters in the 21st Century is the story of a relatively new journalistic beat, environmental reporting. This book explores the development of the environmental beat as a specialty during the last thirty years. It also discusses broader trends within American journalism resulting from technological changes that challenge traditional mediums, especially newspapers and magazines. The book is divided into three parts. The first reviews the literature and explains the methodology. The second describes the results of the authors' research. The third provides in-depth accounts of environment reporters at work. A final chapter puts the research in historical perspective, viewing it in terms of the economic decline of the newspaper business and of local television news. Journalists mediate a constant struggle among thousands of environmental activists, corporate public relations people, government officials, and scientists to shape environmental reporting. This volume tells the story of environmental reporting imaginatively and innovatively.


By Doug Pagitt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Isbn : 1601426380
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 255
  • File Pdf: flipped.pdf

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We all have stories in our heads about God, humanity, life, and the meaning of it all. One of the most common—and misleading—stories is “If I’m faithful in doing this, then God promises to do that.” Jesus didn’t believe it and neither should you. God does not insist that you play by the rules before he will respond to you. A careful reading of the Bible will free all of us from trying to make a deal with God, inviting us instead to live in God. How would your life change if you flipped your understanding of God? Doug Pagitt takes a new look at provocative statements made by Jesus, Paul, and the prophets. Jesus turned the tables on religious assumptions every time he began with “You have heard it said, but I say to you…” Paul quoted a pagan poet when he revealed the truth that we live, move, and have our being in God. Come along on a journey of discovery and change, leading to a flip in your view of where God is and where we are in relation to God. Set aside the rules of religion and know the freedom of living in God.

The Gaia Collection

By Claire Buss
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Claire Buss
  • Isbn : 1913611000
  • Pages : 604
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 559
  • File Pdf: the-gaia-collection.pdf

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The Gaia Collection is the complete trilogy of all three hopeful dystopia, climate-fiction Gaia books together in one volume. The books are set 200 years in the future. Most of the planet and the human race have been decimated during The Event when the world went to war with high-energy radiation weapons. Those who are left live in isolated cities across the globe thinking themselves safe and secure from threat. In The Gaia Effect, Kira and Jed Jenkins – a young couple who were recently allocated a child – together with their closest friends, discover Corporation have been deliberately lying to them and forcing them to remain sterile. With help from Gaia, the spirit of the Earth, the group of friends begin to fight back against Corporation eventually winning and taking over the governance of City 42. In The Gaia Project, Corporation fight back under a new, more terrifying organization called New Corp and Kira, Jed and their friends end up fleeing for their lives trying to find a safe place to live. They travel to City 36 and City 9 in vain and must go further afield. In the final book, The Gaia Solution, the main characters have ended up with the Resistance and not only do they have to deal with surviving against New Corp but an extinction environmental event is looming on the horizon and they’re running out of time to save what’s left of the human race.