Author: Connor Dayton
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Introduces Columbus Day, briefly outlines the life and accomplishments of the explorer, and describes the way people celebrate the holiday.
Author: Winston Graham
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Marnie appears to be charming and efficient. A true professional. But inwardly she is unscrupulous, a rebel against society and the law. When she starts working for a small family firm, two of the partners vie for her attentions, and as Mark Rutland, the younger partner, forces his way into Marnie’s world he becomes desperate to understand her. Why is she so cynical, so uncaring? Why is she a thief and a liar? Who is the real Marnie? Mark sets a trap . . . but it is not only Marnie who is caught . . . ‘A crime novel of considerable suspense, and great distinction’ Spectator ‘The incomparable Winston Graham . . . who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more’ Guardian
The Wild Rue
Author: Bess Allen Donaldson
Publisher: Ayer Company Pub
The truths about Iran; quite different truths from versions put forward by Washington, Tehran, and the media. Iran thundered onto the world stage in 1979 with an Islamic revolution that shook the world. Today that revolution has gone astray, a popular democracy movement boldly challenges authority, and young Iranians are more interested in moving to America than in chanting "Death to America." Afshin Molavi, born in Iran and fluent in Persian, traveled widely across his homeland, exploring the legacy of the Iranian revolution and probing the soul of Iran, a land with nearly three millennia of often-glorious history. Like a master Persian carpet maker, Molavi weaves together threads of rich historical insight, political analysis, cultural observation, and the daily realities of life in the Islamic republic to produce a colorful, intricate, and mesmerizing narrative. Originally published in hardcover under the title Persian Pilgrimages, this paperback edition is revised, with a new introduction and epilogue.
Men in the Alps
Author: Men in the Men in the Alps
Publisher: Bruno Gmunder Verlag
Buff men in front of an impressive backdrop: Men in the Alps gives us a slew of outdoorsmen in sexy poses between mountain stream, farmstead and summit cross. Men in the Alps is a successful charity calendar brand. This volume features the best pictures of the recently concluded series in a hardcover book.
Author: Andy Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from Psychovertical Psychovertical is the story of what happens to a nice lower-class kid with dyslexia who gains control over his circumstances by clinging to giant stone faces, thousands of feet in the air, for days at a time. In this case, Kirkpatrick uses his 12-day solo climb of the Reticent Wall on California's El Capitan as the experience that helps him understand how growing up poor and struggling with dyslexia and low self-confidence set him on a path of extreme adventure. Kirkpatrick's writing is gripping and highly entertaining -- even non-climbers will enjoy his raw intensity, gallows humor, and honest, self-deprecating storytelling style. This book is a Boardman-Tasker Prize winner, which is recognition given for outstanding mountaineering literature. From the judges' remarks: “The book is very cleverly structured....The cuts from scene to scene and climb to climb work wonderfully well -- a sort of mountaineering Day of The Jackal -- as Kirkpatrick comes closer and closer to his nemesis on Reticent Wall. And it is this climb, the running narrative of the book, that grips the most: 14 pitches of aid climbing, unrelieved by conversation with a partner other than himself, should by rights be boring. But it grips the heart further and further.”
Author: Don C. Skemer
Publisher: Penn State Press
When the school bell rings and it's back to class, teachers will be well prepared with this planner in hand. It includes a student roster, seating charts, emergency contacts, behavior records, and tips for good communication with parents.
Author: Sébastien Pérez
Publisher: Gingko Press Editions
A sumptuous feast of a book, Frida allows the reader to enter this revered artist's world, both literally and metaphorically. Through a series of consecutive die-cut pages, one is drawn in - passing through aspects of her life, art and creative process while exploring the themes that inspired her most, such as love, death and maternity. Excerpts from Frida Kahlo's personal diaries alternate with Sebastian Perez's poetic musings to give fresh insight and emotional depth, while Benjamin Lacombe's stunning artwork masterfully conveys the symbolism and surrealism of her art.
Author: Giacomo Bassi, Denis Falconieri, Piero Pasini
Publisher: EDT srl
"Le Dolomiti sono la proiezione verticale di un territorio sorprendente, esprimono un fascino primitivo e maestoso che rapisce lo sguardo e il cuore." (Denis Falconieri, autore Lonely Planet). Esperienze straordinarie: foto suggestive, i consigli degli autori e la vera essenza dei luoghi. Personalizza il tuo viaggio: gli strumenti e gli itinerari per pianificare il viaggio che preferisci. Scelte d’autore: i luoghi più famosi e quelli meno noti per rendere unico il tuo viaggio. Cultura e tradizioni; avventure nella natura; a tavola nelle Dolomiti; escursionismo.
Teaching at the Bauhaus
Author: Rainer K. Wick, Gabriele Diana Grawe
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
"Within the space of only 14 years, the Bauhaus permanently altered the course of modern design and Walter Gropius's pedagogical approach revolutionised art schools. Interest in the Bauhaus and Gropius's methods is as lively today as ever*in conscious and unconscious borrowings from his work, or in direct criticism of his ideas. This publication is the only comprehensive account of the main pedagogical concepts behind the work of the Bauhaus. Analytical essays illuminate the various approaches of individual staff members in the Bauhaus, which included Gropius, Hannes Meyer, Mies van der Rohe, Itten, Moholy-Nagy, Albers, Kandinsky, Klee, Schlemmer and Joost Schmidt. Additional chapters investigate the pre-history of the Bauhaus plus its predecessors in matters of art-training, outlining the development of the institution from 1919 to 1933 and the reception of Bauhaus methods in the Weimar Republic, in the 'Third Reich', in both Germanys after the Second World War, and the USA*drawing on otherwise widely-dispersed writings on the Bauhaus as well as on a wide variety of other archive materials."
Discover the beauty of Handimals: hands modeled and painted into animals paired with facts and photos of the corresponding animals in nature. With a gift for fine art and a lifelong love of nature, Guido paints magnificent animal subjects on an unconventional canvas—human hands. This awe–inspiring collection showcases sixteen creatures ranging from polar bears to alpacas to Komodo dragons and provides factual information about the various species. Silvia Lopez brings her sharp eye to these important animals with insightful facts to raise awareness and appreciation for Earth’s precious wildlife. A perfect choice for artists and environmentalists of all ages. A Christy Ottaviano Book
A new way to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Giving the Holy Souls in Purgatory an indulgence is "the highest act of supernatural charity," says Pope Saint John Paul II. What better way to pray for them than by adapting our favorite devotional tradition - the Rosary? This little book slips easily into your pocket, so it can go with you anywhere you have time to pray. Susan Tassone points out the Scripture passages that relate to those awaiting their release into heaven. As you pray, you'll come to a deeper understanding of Purgatory. There's simply nothing else like this book. Make praying for the Holy Souls a regular part of your devotional life.
A Land on the Threshold
Author: Georg Grote, Hannes Obermair
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Of the many commemorations of World War I, little was made of the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of London that passed South Tyrol from Austria to Italy in April 1915. This volume explores the dynamic effects of South Tyrol's geographical, political and cultural history since 1915 and considers similar struggles of other regions in Europe.