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The Mirror of the Sea

By Joseph Conrad
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn : 8726553694
  • Pages : 151
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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"The Mirror of the Sea" (1906) is a collection of autobiographical essays first published in various magazines between 1904 and 1906. Joseph Conrad lived an exciting and eventful life as a seaman, and as a writer he possessed a unique insight into human psychology, which is clearly reflected in his fictional works as well as in his essays. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-born author who left Poland in his teens to avoid enlistment in the Russian Army. He learned English aboard British ships and started writing in that language after settling in England. His most famous novel is "Heart of Darkness" (1899), which was inspired by his experiences on the open sea.

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  • Publisher : A&C Black
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  • Pages : 160
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This is the complete reference to the classic yachts and dinghies still sailing today. Focusing on the most well-known, popular and enduring designs - from the 7ft Optimist to the 125ft J class - this beautifully illustrated book showcases 144 boats from across the world, with a wealth of detail on each class, including: the origins and history of the class; what it's like to sail one; fascinating stories about the boat, who sailed her, and her development; stunning photography, sailplans and sail symbol; full detail on her length, layout and designer. Featuring designers from an internationally recognised hall of fame (including William Fife, Olin Stevens, Maurice Griffiths and Uffa Fox), Classic Classes is the perfect resource for classic boat owners and enthusiasts worldwide, whether their interest lies in high-performance thoroughbred racers, well-loved creek crawling cruisers or popular home-built classic dinghies. Published in advance of the 2012 Olympics, there is also a section devoted to the 46 Olympic classes.


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  • Publisher : Springer
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  • Pages : 390
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A biographical and critical study of Tennyson aiming to show what went into the making of the man, exploring the power, subtlety and variety of his poems, along with the artistic principles and preoccupations which shaped his life's work.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
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An environmental parable for our times – the story of a beautiful blue bird meeting its nemesis at the end of the 20th-century.

Images of Human Nature

By Donald J. Munro
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400859743
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 844
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Book Summary:

In this volume Donald Munro, author of important studies on early and contemporary China, provides a critical analysis of the doctrines of the Sung Neo-Confucian philosopher Chu Hsi (1130-1200). For nearly six centuries Confucian orthodoxy was based on Chu Hsi's commentaries on Confucian classics. These commentaries were the core of the curriculum studied by candidates for the civil service in China until 1905 and provided guidelines both for personal behavior and for official policy. Munro finds the key to the complexities of Chu Hsi's thought in his mode of discourse: the structural images of family, stream of water, mirror, body, plant, and ruler. Furthermore, he discloses the basic framework of Chu Hsi's ethics and the theory of human nature that is provided by these illustrative images. As revealed by Munro, Chu Hsi's thought is polarized between family duty and a broader altruism and between obedience to external authority and self-discovery of moral truth. To understand these tensions moves us toward clarifying the meaning of each idea in the sets. The interplay of these ideas, selectively emphasized over time by later Confucians, is a background for explaining modern Chinese thought. In it, among other things, Confucianism and Marxism-Leninism co-exist. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Bond Plays: 5

By Edward Bond
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 1472536401
  • Pages : 488
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 169
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Book Summary:

One of Britain's greatest living contemporary dramatists, Edward Bond is widely studied by schools and colleges. The collection includes a commentary by the author. The Bundle - "A complex and marvellously written play" (The Times); Jackets - "An astonishingly powerful piece of political, polemic poetry" (Guardian); Human Cannon charts the struggle against Fascism in Spain through the stories of the village community of Estarobon; In the Company of Men, a vivid and coruscating attack on the values encapsulated by boardroom power games, was described by the RSC as "a vast meditation on the twenty-first century."Edward Bond "is one of the two or three major playwrights - and arguably the only one - to emerge since the fifties" (Observer)

Hydrology and Limnology of Central Asia

By Jilili Abuduwaili,Gulnura Issanova,Galymzhan Saparov
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9811309299
  • Pages : 411
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 255
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Book Summary:

This book highlights the development of lake systems and water reservoirs as well as the impact of climate change on water resources in Central Asian countries. It provides information on the genesis of lake basins, physical and chemical properties of water in lakes, and the hydrological regimes (water balance and fluctuation levels) of lakes of Central Asia and Xinjiang. The book is useful for scientists and researchers whose work focuses on lakes and the use of natural resources, irrigation, hydropower and water supply, as well as for students and planners.

The Afterlife of Ophelia

By Deanne Williams
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137016469
  • Pages : 262
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 569
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Book Summary:

This collection of new essays is the first to explore the rich afterlife of one of Shakespeare's most recognizable characters. With contributions from an international group of established and emerging scholars, The Afterlife of Ophelia moves beyond the confines of existing scholarship and forges new lines of inquiry beyond Shakespeare studies.

The Twentieth-Century Spanish American Novel

By Raymond Leslie Williams
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Isbn : 0292774028
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 589
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Book Summary:

Spanish American novels of the Boom period (1962-1967) attracted a world readership to Latin American literature, but Latin American writers had already been engaging in the modernist experiments of their North American and European counterparts since the turn of the twentieth century. Indeed, the desire to be "modern" is a constant preoccupation in twentieth-century Spanish American literature and thus a very useful lens through which to view the century's novels. In this pathfinding study, Raymond L. Williams offers the first complete analytical and critical overview of the Spanish American novel throughout the entire twentieth century. Using the desire to be modern as his organizing principle, he divides the century's novels into five periods and discusses the differing forms that "the modern" took in each era. For each period, Williams begins with a broad overview of many novels, literary contexts, and some cultural debates, followed by new readings of both canonical and significant non-canonical novels. A special feature of this book is its emphasis on women writers and other previously ignored and/or marginalized authors, including experimental and gay writers. Williams also clarifies the legacy of the Boom, the Postboom, and the Postmodern as he introduces new writers and new novelistic trends of the 1990s.

The Mirror of Your Thoughts

By Nazaret Hayaz
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  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Isbn : 1480884421
  • Pages : 92
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 375
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Book Summary:

For Nazaret Yenikomshuyan Hayaz, poetry is his life. He began writing poetry at the age of thirteen and receives his inspiration from nature, which has always been an enigma for him. In The Mirror of Your Thoughts, he shares a collection of his works. Hayaz examines a host of topics, everything from the secrets of nature and its connection to the real world to the relationship between men and women. Offering soulful poetry for the world, this eclectic collection includes such titles as “Harmony,” “Power,” “Feelings,” “Perception,” “Solitude,” “Gift,” “Secret Weapon,” and more. This collection of free-flowing poetry breaks the bounds of tradition to present the author’s views on the nature of love and life. Hayaz dedicates his poetry to his idol, the poet and writer, Edgar Allen Poe.

Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada

By D.B. Tindall,Ronald Trosper,Pamela Perreault
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Isbn : 0774823364
  • Pages : 364
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 367
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Book Summary:

Aboriginal people in Canada have long struggled to regain control over their traditional forest lands. Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada brings together the diverse perspectives of Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals to address the political, cultural, environmental, and economic implications of forest use. This book discusses the need for professionals working in forestry and conservation to understand the context of Aboriginal participation in resource management. It also addresses the importance of researching traditional knowledge and traditional land use and examines the development of co-management initiatives and joint ventures between government, forestry companies, and Aboriginal communities.

Dreaming the English Renaissance

By C. Levin
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 0230615732
  • Pages : 210
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 253
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Book Summary:

Dreaming the English Renaissance examines ideas about dreams, actual dreams people had and recorded, and the many ways dreams were used in the culture and politics of the Tutor/Stuart age in order to provide a window into the mental life and the most profound beliefs of people of the time.

Black Dog, Black Night

By Paul Hoover,Nguyen Do
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  • Publisher : Milkweed Editions
  • Isbn : 1571318674
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 966
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Book Summary:

The poems in Black Dog, Black Night highlight an aspect of Vietnamese verse previously unfamiliar to American readers: its remarkable contemporary voices. Celebrating Vietnam’s diverse and thriving literary culture, the poems collected here combine elements of French Romanticism, Russian Expressionism, American Modernism, and native folk stories into a Vietnamese poetic tradition marked by vivid imagery, powerful emotions, and inventive forms. Included here are 17 postmodern and experimental Vietnamese poets, including the founding editor of Skanky Possum magazine, as well as American poets of Vietnamese descent.

Without a Map

By Meredith Hall
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  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Isbn : 0807072729
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 750
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Book Summary:

Meredith Hall's moving but unsentimental memoir begins in 1965, when she becomes pregnant at sixteen. Shunned by her insular New Hampshire community, she is then kicked out of the house by her mother. Her father and stepmother reluctantly take her in, hiding her before they finally banish her altogether. After giving her baby up for adoption, Hall wanders recklessly through the Middle East, where she survives by selling her possessions and finally her blood. She returns to New England and stitches together a life that encircles her silenced and invisible grief. When he is twenty-one, her lost son finds her. Hall learns that he grew up in gritty poverty with an abusive father—in her own father's hometown. Their reunion is tender, turbulent, and ultimately redemptive. Hall's parents never ask for her forgiveness, yet as they age, she offers them her love. What sets Without a Map apart is the way in which loss and betrayal evolve into compassion, and compassion into wisdom.