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Book Sand

    Book Details:
  • Author : Michael Welland
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2009-01-15
  • ISBN : 0520942000
  • Pages : 375 pages

Download or read book Sand written by Michael Welland and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2009-01-15 with total page 375 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From individual grains to desert dunes, from the bottom of the sea to the landscapes of Mars, and from billions of years in the past to the future, this is the extraordinary story of one of nature's humblest, most powerful, and most ubiquitous materials. Told by a geologist with a novelist's sense of language and narrative, Sand examines the science—sand forensics, the physics of granular materials, sedimentology, paleontology and archaeology, planetary exploration—and at the same time explores the rich human context of sand. Interwoven with tales of artists, mathematicians, explorers, and even a vampire, the story of sand is an epic of environmental construction and destruction, an adventure in staggering scales of time and distance, yet a tale that encompasses the ordinary and everyday. Sand, in fact, is all around us—it has made possible our computers, buildings and windows, toothpaste, cosmetics, and paper, and it has played dramatic roles in human history, commerce, and imagination. In this luminous, kinetic, revelatory account, we do indeed find the world in a grain of sand.

Book The Neverending Story

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  • Author : Ashwini Bhat
  • Publisher : Tulika Books
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 9788181462473
  • Pages : 20 pages

Download or read book The Neverending Story written by Ashwini Bhat and published by Tulika Books. This book was released on 2006 with total page 20 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Little Girl Wants A Story That Never Ends. Grandmother Starts Off A Chain Story Typical Of Folk Tales The World Over. The Old Man From Madikere Comes To Bengaluru, The Old Man S Wife, Her Daughter, The Daughter S Doll, The Doll S Dog . . . And Then In A Clever Twist, Again Typical Of The Genre, It Fuses Into Another Story And Comes Full Circle - So It Can Never End! Bold, Stylised Illustrations Zoom Into The Story From Unusual Perspectives.

Book The Night of Wishes

Download or read book The Night of Wishes written by Michael Ende and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2017-10-03 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of The Neverending Story, a book that reminds us that “magic—be it good or bad—is no simple matter.” It's New Year’s Eve at the Villa Nightmare but Beelzebub Preposteror is in no mood for celebration. As the Shadow Sorcery Minister,Preposteror has a duty to perform a certain number of evil deeds in service to the Minister of Pitch Darkness. But this year, to his horror, he’s nowhere near meeting that quota. Preposteror has all but given up when who should make an unexpected visit but his aunt, the witch Tyrannia Vampirella. She has come with a diabolical proposal that just might be the solution to Preposterer’s dilemma: together they will brew the fabled Notion Potion, “one of the most ancient and powerful evil spells in the universe,” and their every evil wish will be granted. The only thing that stands in their way is a most unlikely team—a cat named Mauricio di Mauro and a raven known as Jacob Scribble, who have just hours to thwart the plans of their sorcerer masters and save the world from destruction.

Book The Midnight Disease

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  • Author : Alice W. Flaherty
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2015-04-28
  • ISBN : 0547525095
  • Pages : 398 pages

Download or read book The Midnight Disease written by Alice W. Flaherty and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2015-04-28 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “An original, fascinating, and beautifully written reckoning . . . of that great human passion: to write.”—Kay Redfield Jamison, national bestselling author of An Unquiet Mind Why is it that some writers struggle for months to come up with the perfect sentence or phrase while others, hunched over a keyboard deep into the night, seem unable to stop writing? In The Midnight Disease, neurologist Alice W. Flaherty explores the mysteries of literary creativity: the drive to write, what sparks it, and what extinguishes it. She draws on intriguing examples from medical case studies and from the lives of writers, from Franz Kafka to Anne Lamott, from Sylvia Plath to Stephen King. Flaherty, who herself has grappled with episodes of compulsive writing and block, also offers a compelling personal account of her own experiences with these conditions. “[Flaherty] is the real thing . . . and her writing magically transforms her own tragedies into something strange and whimsical almost, almost funny.”—The Washington Post “This is interesting, heated stuff.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Brilliant . . . [a] precious jewel of a book . . . that sparkles with some fresh insight or intriguing fact on practically every page.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer “Flaherty mixes memoir, meditation, compendium and scholarly reportage in an odd but absorbing look at the neurological basis of writing and its pathologies . . . Writers will delight in the way information and lore are interspersed.”—Publishers Weekly

Book The Tree Climber   s Guide

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  • Author : Jack Cooke
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2016-04-07
  • ISBN : 0008153922
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read book The Tree Climber s Guide written by Jack Cooke and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2016-04-07 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘After I finished this book I alarmed my family by going into the garden and climbing the apple tree.’ – Damian Whitworth, The Times

Book InkShard

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  • Author : Eric Muss-Barnes
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2019-06-16
  • ISBN : 9780359731886
  • Pages : 730 pages

Download or read book InkShard written by Eric Muss-Barnes and published by . This book was released on 2019-06-16 with total page 730 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: InkShard is a compendium of articles and social commentary, written by author Eric Muss-Barnes, between 2004 and 2018. Revised and expanded, this volume assembles various topics culled from posts on social media websites to the scripts of video essays. Carefully compiled from the finest of his journalistic work, InkShard represents the definitive collection of Eric's most compelling dissertations and beloved editorials.

Book The Never Ending Story of Life

Download or read book The Never Ending Story of Life written by Carlos E. Semino and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-06-18 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For humankind, the most irreducible idea is the concept of life itself. In order to understand that life is essentially an infinite process, transmitted from generation to generation, this book takes the reader on a fascinating journey that unravels one of our greatest mysteries. It begins with the premise that life is a fact—that it is everywhere; that it takes infinite forms; and, most importantly, that it is intrinsically self-perpetuating. Rather than exploring how the first living forms emerged in our universe, the book begins with our first primordial ancestor cell and tells the story of life—how it began, when that first cell diversified into many other cell types and organisms, and how it has continued until the present day. On this journey, the author covers the fundaments of biology such as cell division, diversity, regeneration, repair and death. The rather fictional epilogue even goes one step further and discusses ways how to literally escape the problem of limited recourse and distribution on our planet by looking at life outside the solar system. This book is designed to explain complex ideas in biology simply, but not simplistically, with a special emphasis on plain and accessible language as well as a wealth of hand-drawn illustrations. Thus, it is suitable not only for students seeking for an introduction into biological concepts and terminology, but for everyone with an interest in the fundamentals of life at the crossroad of evolutionary and cell biology.

Book The Mirror in the Mirror

Download or read book The Mirror in the Mirror written by Michael Ende and published by hockebooks. This book was released on 2022-09-13 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The Mirror in the Mirror” – in the E-Book now also with illustrations by his father Edgar Ende, to whom Michael Ende dedicated this book. It is a fantastic story labyrinth of a very special kind. For the author himself, this work was of great importance: in interviews, he liked to call it his “never-ending story for adult readers.” The reader is taken into a mysterious narrative world, full of bizarre situations and mysterious fates, surreal images and philosophical thoughts. Those who open themselves in amazement to these enigmatic visions and allow themselves to be drawn into the fantastic stories will emerge from Michael Ende’s magic labyrinth with a new perspective. The core question is: What is reflected in a mirror that is reflected in a mirror? If two readers read the same book, they are still not reading the same thing. For both people immerse themselves into the reading. The book becomes a mirror in which the reader is reflected. But in the same way, the reader is also a mirror in which the book is reflected: The mirror in the mirror refers the reader back to himself. The FAZ, one of the major newspapers in Germany, writes that Michael Ende shows with the book “how much darkness, wildness and rawness is inherent in dreams. He does not trivialize. His dreams make reference to reality because in dreams, Cicero wrote, ‘the remnants of those objects roll and tumble about in the souls which we have thought and impelled while awake’.”

Book The Neverending Story

Download or read book The Neverending Story written by David Stewart Craig and published by Dramatic Pub.. This book was released on 2010 with total page 78 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Black Cauldron

Download or read book The Black Cauldron written by Lloyd Alexander and published by Usborne Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2014-11-01 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The peaceful land of Prydain is under threat. The evil Lord of Annuvin is using the dark magic of the Black Cauldron to create a terrifying army of deathless warriors. The Cauldron must be destroyed, and Taran joins Prince Gwydion and his faithful knights, Ellidyr and Adaon, in this perilous quest. Taran is desperate to wear his first sword and prove his worth amongst such noble men. But their adventure will demand great sacrifices, as each warrior fulfils his destiny in totally unexpected ways. The second book in Lloyd Alexander's classic fantasy epic The Chronicles of Prydain. "Lloyd Alexander is the true High King of fantasy." - Garth Nix A Newbery Honour Book 1966

Book The Great Good Thing

Download or read book The Great Good Thing written by Rod Townley and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2001 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nothing ever changes inside the storybook kingdom inhabited by twelve-year-old Princess Sylvie, her parents, and many other characters until Sylvie discovers that by allying herself with the Reader she can experience new adventures beyond the confines of the book.

Book Jim Henson s Labyrinth  The Novelization

Download or read book Jim Henson s Labyrinth The Novelization written by Jim Henson and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-04-22 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fourteen-year-old Sarah must reach the center of a dangerous labyrinth within thirteen hours in order to save her little brother Toby from Jareth, King of the Goblins.

Book From Cowboy to Mogul to Monster

Download or read book From Cowboy to Mogul to Monster written by Mark Damon and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2008-05-08 with total page 556 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Neverending Story

Download or read book The Neverending Story written by Michael Ende and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1997-03-01 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Read the book that inspired the classic coming-of-age film before it's back onscreen in select theaters this September! From award-winning German author Michael Ende, The Neverending Story is a classic tale of one boy and the book that magically comes to life. When Bastian happens upon an old book called The Neverending Story, he's swept into the magical world of Fantastica--so much that he finds he has actually become a character in the story! And when he realizes that this mysteriously enchanted world is in great danger, he also discovers that he is the one chosen to save it. Can Bastian overcome the barrier between reality and his imagination in order to save Fantastica? "An instantaneous leap into the magical . . . Energetic, innovative, and perceptive"—The Washington Post "A trumpet blast for the imagination."—Sunday Times

Book The Never Ending Story

    Book Details:
  • Author : Sarah Burns
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2013-12-20
  • ISBN : 9781494750626
  • Pages : 28 pages

Download or read book The Never Ending Story written by Sarah Burns and published by . This book was released on 2013-12-20 with total page 28 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sarah Burns takes the reader on a thrilling, action-packed adventure in this her first novel. In it, she and her older sister, Ashley, somehow fall into the pages of a book they are reading, a book in which a dreadful beast is attacking a town and all those who live there. " A touching story of sisterly love in the face of great adversity" - JES

Book The Rainbow Goblins

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  • Author : Ul De Rico
  • Publisher : Warner Books (NY)
  • Release : 1983-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780446379281
  • Pages : 35 pages

Download or read book The Rainbow Goblins written by Ul De Rico and published by Warner Books (NY). This book was released on 1983-12-01 with total page 35 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After seven goblins try to steal it, the Rainbow is careful never again to touch the earth.

Book The Neverending Story

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  • Author : Michael Ende
  • Publisher : ROC Hardcover
  • Release : 1991
  • ISBN : 9780140152432
  • Pages : 377 pages

Download or read book The Neverending Story written by Michael Ende and published by ROC Hardcover. This book was released on 1991 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For use in schools and libraries only. Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill.