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The Art of Stone Painting

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Editor: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486818705
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Transform ordinary stones into colorful works of art. Full-color illustrations accompany step-by-step instructions for creating 30 different themes: trees, flowers, animals, mandalas, geometric patterns, marine and holiday motifs, more.

Carl's Snowy Afternoon

Carl's Snowy Afternoon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alexandra Day
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429915922
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Carl's Snowy Afternoon by Alexandra Day Summary

When Madeleine's parents go to the Pond Party, they leave Carl and the baby at home for a cozy winter afternoon with a babysitter. But Carl and Madeleine have plans of their own— they want to play in the snow! After getting all bundled up, they sneak off to go sledding, build a snowman, and even make an appearance at the party and try sliding on the ice at the pond. Of course, resourceful Carl gets the baby home before her parents return—and the babysitter is never the wiser. Everyone's favorite Rottweiler appears here in a wintertime romp.

The Angel Stone

The Angel Stone Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Juliet Dark
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345533402
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A can’t-miss read for fans of Deborah Harkness and Karen Marie Moning, The Angel Stone weaves a tale of ancient folklore and thrilling fantasy with a passionate love story that transcends time. For Callie McFay, a half-witch/half-fey professor of folklore and Gothic literature, the fight to save the enchanted town of Fairwick, New York, is far from over. After a hostile takeover by the Grove—a sinister group of witches and their cohorts—many of the local fey have been banished or killed, including Callie’s one true love. And in place of the spirit of tolerance and harmony, the new administration at Fairwick College has fostered an air of danger and distrust. With her unique magical abilities, Callie is the only one who can rescue her friends from exile and restore order to the school—a task that requires her to find the Angel Stone, a legendary talisman of immense power. Propelled on an extraordinary quest back to seventeenth-century Scotland, Callie risks her life to obtain the stone. Yet when she encounters a sexy incarnation of her lost love, she finds the greater risk is to her heart. As the fate of Fairwick hangs in the balance, Callie must make a wrenching choice: reclaim a chance for eternal passion or save everything she holds dear. Praise for The Angel Stone “Intelligently written and visually appealing . . . This story is a sheer delight.”—RT Book Reviews “Dark skillfully entwines the past and present, the mundane and magical, love and loss, to spin a beautifully nuanced and sensuous tale rooted in legend and lore.”—Booklist Praise for Juliet Dark “Dark’s letter-perfect gothic style is a satisfying tribute to previous gothic novels, and the paranormal elements, including incubi, fae, vampires, and witches, make this a stellar romance.”—Booklist, on The Demon Lover “Fast moving . . . should appeal to readers of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels.”—New York Journal of Books, on The Water Witch

The Little Book of Rock Painting

The Little Book of Rock Painting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: F. Sehnaz Bac,Marisa Redondo,Margaret Vance
Editor: Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN: 1633227324
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The Little Book of Rock Painting by F. Sehnaz Bac,Marisa Redondo,Margaret Vance Summary

Filled with creative exercises, art prompts, templates, and step-by-step projects, The Little Book of Rock Painting encourages interactivity for immediate results, while teaching beginners the fundamentals of the medium in an engaging and fun way. In the new The Little Book of ... series from Walter Foster Publishing, artists and art hobbyists alike will delight in learning a variety of fun and interesting art topics in a portable format boasting a fresh, contemporary design. In The Little Book of Rock Painting, aspiring artists will discover how to gather and prepare their rocks to create masterpieces that are truly one with nature. Written and illustrated by three talented rock-painting artists, the book features a range of contemporary designs to experiment with, from patterns and animals to mandalas and dots. The instructions are easy to follow and invite creativity and originality. Grab your colors, head outside, and start painting beautiful works of art on stones!

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lucy Knisley
Editor: Random House Graphic
ISBN: 1984896865
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This contemporary middle-grade graphic novel about family and belonging from New York Times bestselling author Lucy Knisley is a perfect read for fans of Awkward and Be Prepared. Jen is used to not getting what she wants. So suddenly moving the country and getting new stepsisters shouldn't be too much of a surprise. Jen did not want to leave the city. She did not want to move to a farm with her mom and her mom's new boyfriend, Walter. She did not want to leave her friends and her dad. Most of all, Jen did not want to get new "sisters," Andy and Reese. As if learning new chores on Peapod Farm wasn't hard enough, having to deal with perfect-at-everything Andy might be the last straw for Jen. Besides cleaning the chicken coop, trying to keep up with the customers at the local farmers' market, and missing her old life, Jen has to deal with her own insecurities about this new family . . . and where she fits in. New York Times bestselling author Lucy Knisley brings to life a story inspired from her own childhood in an amazing journey of unlikely friends, sisters, and home. "Funny, sweet, and real." -Jennifer & Matthew Holm, co-creators of the bestselling Babymouse series "This book is gorgeous. Highly recommended." -Kristen Gudsnuk, creator of Making Friends

Rock Art Handbook

Rock Art Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Samantha Sarles
Editor: Fox Chapel Publishing
ISBN: 1607655209
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Rock Art Handbook by Samantha Sarles Summary

Discover all of the best techniques for creating amazing rock art! Brush painting isn’t the only way to decorate a rock. Almost anything you do on paper or canvas, you can do on a rock. Rock Art Handbook will show you how, with more than 30 step-by-step tutorials featuring dot painting, marbling, embellishments, and much more. It’s the perfect opportunity to use your favorite craft supplies, from nail polish to puff paint to gelly roll pens, or to try something new. There are plenty of kid-friendly options—like chalk, washi tape, and glitter glue—too. And what do you do with the rocks when they’re finished? Author Samantha Sarles, who blogs at, has plenty of ideas!

Stone Painting for Kids

Stone Painting for Kids Pdf/ePub eBook Author: F. Sehnaz Bac
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 048682747X
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Stone Painting for Kids by F. Sehnaz Bac Summary

Fun-to-follow instructions for simple projects are accompanied by full-color illustrations. Patterns include geometric designs, plants, animals, numbers, and letters plus directions for stone games such as tic-tac-toe, chess, and dominoes.

Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg

Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gail Carson Levine
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1423143337
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Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine Summary

Fairy Haven's newest arrival, Prilla, along with Rani and Vidia, embarks on a journey filled with danger, sacrifice, and adventure. The fate of Never Land rests on their shoulders.

Stone Fox

Stone Fox Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Reynolds Gardiner
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062009664
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Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner Summary

John Reynolds Gardiner's classic action-packed adventure story about a thrilling dogsled race has captivated readers for more than thirty years. Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, Stone Fox tells the story of Little Willy, who lives with his grandfather in Wyoming. When Grandfather falls ill, he is no longer able to work the farm, which is in danger of foreclosure. Little Willy is determined to win the National Dogsled Race—the prize money would save the farm and his grandfather. But he isn't the only one who desperately wants to win. Willy and his brave dog Searchlight must face off against experienced racers, including a Native American man named Stone Fox, who has never lost a race. Exciting and heartwarming, this novel has sold millions of copies and was named a New York Times Outstanding Children's Book.

Marianne Dreams

Marianne Dreams Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Storr
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571313280
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Marianne Dreams by Catherine Storr Summary

A powerful and haunting classic about a girl haunted by her own dreams. Ill and bored with having to stay in bed, Marianne picks up a pencil and starts doodling - a house, a garden, a boy at the window. That night she has an extraordinary dream. She is transported into her own picture, and as she explores further she soon realises she is not alone. The boy at the window is called Mark, and his every movement is guarded by the menacing stone watchers that surround the solitary house. Together, in their dreams, Marianne and Mark must save themselves... The perfect gift for girls aged 8+, this well-loved classic will delight a new generation of readers of the Faber Children's Classics list.


Autobiography Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Morrissey
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698167872
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“Spend the day in bed” with Autobiography by Morrissey, whose new album Low in High School is out November 17th Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982–1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different decades. Achieving eleven Top 10 albums (plus nine with the Smiths), his songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, Marianne Faithfull, Chrissie Hynde, Thelma Houston, My Chemical Romance and Christy Moore, amongst others. An animal protectionist, in 2006 Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British icon by viewers of the BBC, losing out to Sir David Attenborough. In 2007 Morrissey was voted the greatest northern male, past or present, in a nationwide newspaper poll. In 2012, Morrissey was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel-Aviv. It has been said “Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his lifetime.”

Rock Painting for Kids

Rock Painting for Kids Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lin Wellford
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1631582976
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Rock Painting for Kids by Lin Wellford Summary

Are you ready to rock? With this book, you can create amazing creatures, incredible toys, and wild gifts for your friends and family. All it takes is some paint, a few rocks, and your imagination! Easy-to-follow instructions from rock painting expert Lin Wellford will teach you how to create: Rockasaurs Stone buildings Rockburgers and other fun foods Flowers Teddy bears And other awesome rock projects perfect for decorating any space! Also included are tips and tricks to make your rocks into masterpieces! You’ll learn how to draw each design on a rock with a pencil, then paint the details in whatever colors you choose. You can make each project look just like the real thing or as wild and wacky as you prefer. The choice is yours—and so is the fun!

Memory Jars

Memory Jars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vera Brosgol
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1250840481
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Memory Jars by Vera Brosgol Summary

A young girl finds a clever way to keep her favorite things--and people--close to her forever in Memory Jars, from Caldecott Honoree Vera Brosgol. Freda is devastated when she can’t eat all the delicious blueberries she’s picked. She has to wait a whole year before they’re back, and she doesn’t want to lose them! Then Gran reminds her that they can save blueberries in a jar, as jam. So Freda begins to save all her favorite things. But it turns out that saving everything also means she can’t enjoy anything, and Freda realizes that some things are best saved as memories.

Hyperbole and a Half

Hyperbole and a Half Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Allie Brosh
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451666187
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Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh Summary

#1 New York Times Bestseller “Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices. This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one wholly revised and expanded piece as well as classics from the website like, “The God of Cake,” “Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving,” and her astonishing, “Adventures in Depression,” and “Depression Part Two,” which have been hailed as some of the most insightful meditations on the disease ever written. Brosh’s debut marks the launch of a major new American humorist who will surely make even the biggest scrooge or snob laugh. We dare you not to. FROM THE AUTHOR: This is a book I wrote. Because I wrote it, I had to figure out what to put on the back cover to explain what it is. I tried to write a long, third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritative—like maybe someone who isn’t me wrote it—but I soon discovered that I’m not sneaky enough to pull it off convincingly. So I decided to just make a list of things that are in the book: Pictures Words Stories about things that happened to me Stories about things that happened to other people because of me Eight billion dollars* Stories about dogs The secret to eternal happiness* *These are lies. Perhaps I have underestimated my sneakiness!

Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye

Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Greenfield
Editor: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306823136
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Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye by Robert Greenfield Summary

For ten days in March 1971, the Rolling Stones traveled by train and bus to play two shows a night in many of the small theaters and town halls where their careers began. No backstage passes. No security. No sound checks or rehearsals. And only one journalist allowed. That journalist now delivers a full-length account of this landmark event, which marked the end of the first chapter of the Stones' extraordinary career. Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye is also the story of two artists on the precipice of mega stardom, power, and destruction. For Mick and Keith, and all those who traveled with them, the farewell tour of England was the end of the innocence. Based on Robert Greenfield's first-hand account and new interviews with many of the key players, this is a vibrant, thrilling look at the way it once was for the Rolling Stones and their fans—and the way it would never be again.

Scribbling in the Sand

Scribbling in the Sand Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Card
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830847049
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Scribbling in the Sand by Michael Card Summary

Singer, songwriter, and student of Scripture Michael Card explores the biblical foundations of true Christian creativity. With Jesus as his model, Card shows how understanding God's creative imagination leads to a lifestyle of humility and servanthood, inviting us to follow God's creative call through worship and community and respond with worshipful creativity.

Among the Russians

Among the Russians Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Colin Thubron
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446499634
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Among the Russians by Colin Thubron Summary

'A magnificent achievement' Nikolai Tolstoy, The Times Among the Russians is a marvellous account of a solitary journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia. A gifted writer and intrepid traveller, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity and relays his extraordinary journey in characteristically lyrical style. This is an enthralling and revealing account of the habits and idiosyncrasies of a fascinating nation along with a sharp and insightful social commentary of Russian life. 'Superb... one of the best books on Russia to appear in years' New York Times

The Seven Archetypal Stones

The Seven Archetypal Stones Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicholas Pearson
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620555484
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The Seven Archetypal Stones by Nicholas Pearson Summary

A guide to the mystery teachings of the mineral kingdom for catalyzing spiritual growth and healing • Focuses on 7 essential crystal and gemstone mentors: obsidian, jade, lapis lazuli, emerald, quartz, amethyst, and diamond • Integrates crystal lore from around the world with mineral science to reveal the archetypal wisdom embodied within each stone • Provides crystal healing exercises and meditations on the specific spiritual work each stone archetype supports Stones and crystals are our most ancient teachers. The relationships between the mineral kingdom and the human kingdom are as old as life itself, for the mineral kingdom--comprised of beautiful crystals, dense rocks, sands, clays, and everything in-between--is the very foundation upon which life developed on Earth. Supporting humanity through the eons, these teachers offer curative and restorative properties for healing as well as powerful guidance to catalyze spiritual growth. Integrating gemstone lore from around the world with modern mineral science, Nicholas Pearson guides readers on a journey into the inner realm of the mystery teachings of the mineral kingdom, a journey that mirrors the soul’s path to perfection. He reveals the archetypal wisdom embodied within 7 essential crystal and gemstone mentors--obsidian, jade, lapis lazuli, emerald, quartz, amethyst, and diamond--examining each stone’s mythological, historical, and cultural associations in tandem with their crystalline structure and chemical composition. He explores each stone’s healing and spiritual properties, providing practical exercises, esoteric revelations, and meditations on the specific spiritual work each stone archetype supports. Obsidian, for example, is the stone of initiation, revealing our shadow side and guiding us to places in need of light. Diamond, the final perfected stone of the seven, illuminates Divine Love, purifying us and leading our consciousness to enlightenment, cutting through any vestiges of fear or illusion because it is the hardest, sharpest, most luminous teacher the mineral kingdom has to offer. Enabling each of us to harness the power of stones for spiritual evolution and healing, this guide to the mystery teachings of the mineral kingdom shows how the ancient call to evolve with the crystals and stones that surround us lives on in an unbroken legacy.

Cut Stones and Crossroads

Cut Stones and Crossroads Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ronald Wright
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0143198173
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Cut Stones and Crossroads by Ronald Wright Summary

Traveling through Peru, tracing the history of the Incas from their royal cities of Cusco and Machu Picchu to their mythic origin in Lake Titicaca, Ronald Wright explores a country of contrasts—between Spanish and Indian, past and present, coastal desert and mountainous interior. In his highly entertaining and perceptive account, Wright brings to life a complex culture, a land of ancient traditions seeking its place in the modern world. Embracing history, politics, anthropology, and literature, Cut Stones and Crossroadsis a fascinating travel memoir and the study of a civilization by a writer who has won international awards as both a novelist and a historian.

A FLOWER in the midst of thorns

A FLOWER in the midst of thorns Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hasta Gautam “Mridul”; Dr.Shingh B
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477107819
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Awakening in the Dream

Awakening in the Dream Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Wilcock
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1524742031
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Awakening in the Dream by David Wilcock Summary

New York Times bestselling author David Wilcock's latest captivating work of nonfiction, exploring new hidden truths about extraterrestrials, dreams, sacred science, channeling your Higher Self, and Ascension What happens when a UFO researcher suddenly comes into telepathic contact with the very beings he has been so avidly studying, after years of increasingly provocative dreams? What happens when these telepathic "readings" begin predicting the future with astonishing precision—and speaking about an incredible upcoming event in which all life in our solar system will undergo a spontaneous transfiguration? David Wilcock is a master at weaving together cutting-edge alternative science, shocking insider information, and his own personal experiences to reveal stunning truths about humanity, positive and negative extraterrestrials, lost civilizations, and the universe we share. In Awakening in the Dream, David once again combines his extensive research, the Law of One series, new insider revelations, and his own connection with the divine to bring humanity closer to full disclosure than ever before—as well as to help us activate our full potential on the eve of Ascension. A New York Times bestselling author, TV personality, filmmaker, lecturer, and consciousness expert, David is the perfect person to guide us through the hidden realities of our world. With its myriad information, anecdotes, "big picture" comparative analysis with over six hundred references, and trustworthy messages channeled directly from the highest-level angelic sources, including a remarkable set of future prophecies built into the Great Pyramid itself, Awakening in the Dream promises to be his most astounding book yet.

Beggars Banquet and the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Revolution

Beggars Banquet and the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Revolution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Russell Reising
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351396412
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Beggars Banquet and the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Revolution by Russell Reising Summary

The Rolling Stones’ Beggars Banquet is one of the seminal albums in rock history. Arguably it not only marks the advent of the ‘mature’ sound of the Rolling Stones but lays out a new blueprint for an approach to blues-based rock music that would endure for several decades. From its title to the dark themes that pervade some of its songs, Beggars Banquet reflected and helped define a moment marked by violence, decay, and upheaval. It marked a move away from the artistic sonic flourishes of psychedelic rock towards an embrace of foundational streams of American music – blues, country – that had always underpinned the music of the Stones but assumed new primacy in their music after 1968. This move coincided with, and anticipated, the ‘roots’ moves that many leading popular music artists made as the 1960s turned toward a new decade; but unlike many of their peers whose music grew more ‘soft’ and subdued as they embraced traditional styles, the music and attitude of the Stones only grew harder and more menacing, and their status as representatives of the dark underside of the 60s rock counterculture assumed new solidity. For the Rolling Stones, the 1960s ended and the 1970s began with the release of this album in 1968.

The Hundred-Year Crystal Catalogue (Yaoi Manga)

The Hundred-Year Crystal Catalogue (Yaoi Manga) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Aki Aoi
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The Hundred-Year Crystal Catalogue (Yaoi Manga) by Aki Aoi Summary

Bentt, a traveling scholar, comes across a young man named Iris in an abandoned mine. Iris eats crystals, has eyes that sparkle like rainbows, and is the last surviving member of a race known as the Diamonds of the Desert. Setting out on a journey together, the two begin to slowly open up their hearts to each other. However...

Stone 588

Stone 588 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gerald A. Browne
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453220100
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Stone 588 by Gerald A. Browne Summary

This “dazzling” New York Times bestseller about a flawed diamond with healing power that drives people to theft and murder is “an ingenious thriller” (Daily News, New York). Phillip Springer has been grading diamonds since he was eight years old. His eyes are as sharp as any magnifying glass, and he has used them to turn the family diamond business into a global concern. Besides their love of diamonds, the Springers have another interest: the occult, ESP, and the mystical power of gems. Phillip has never fully believed in such superstition, but a sudden death in his family forces him to contemplate things he thought impossible. Among Phillip’s inheritance is Stone 588, a flawed diamond that the family was never able to sell but that his sister claims has the power to heal—and the power to save Phillip’s dying son. But before the boy can be cured, the stone is stolen. To save his child, Phillip must recover the rock, and he will kill to get it back.

The Heartless Stone

The Heartless Stone Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tom Zoellner
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
ISBN: 1429910127
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The Heartless Stone by Tom Zoellner Summary

In 2000, Tom Zoellner purchased a diamond engagement ring and proposed. His girlfriend said, "yes" and then, suddenly, walked out of his life making Tom the owner of a used engagement ring. Instead of hitting the self-help shelves of his local bookstore, he hit the road travelling to diamond mines in Africa, Canada, India, Brazil and Russia to discover the true worth of this shining gem. He travelled to Japan to understand how diamonds were linked with engagements and delved into the history of our own American romance with the diamond ring. He gained entry to DeBeers, the London diamond merchants. He visited shopping mall jewellers with starry-eyed couples. Through all of his travels, he searched for an answer to the question "How has one stone created empires, ruined lives, inspired lust and emptied wallets throughout history?" A diamond version of Susan Orleans's The Orchid Thief, Tom Zoellner's The Heartless Stone is a journey to the cold heart of the world's most unyielding gem.

The Stone in the Skull

The Stone in the Skull Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Bear
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466872071
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The Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear Summary

Hugo Award–winning author Elizabeth Bear returns to her critically acclaimed epic fantasy world of the Eternal Sky with a brand new trilogy. Best SFF Books 2017—The Guardian Kirkus Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2017 The Verge Recommended Fantasy for 2017 Locus 2017 Recommended Reading List The Stone in the Skull, the first volume in her new trilogy, takes readers over the dangerous mountain passes of the Steles of the Sky and south into the Lotus Kingdoms. The Gage is a brass automaton created by a wizard of Messaline around the core of a human being. His wizard is long dead, and he works as a mercenary. He is carrying a message from the most powerful sorcerer of Messaline to the Rajni of the Lotus Kingdom. With him is The Dead Man, a bitter survivor of the body guard of the deposed Uthman Caliphate, protecting the message and the Gage. They are friends, of a peculiar sort. They are walking into a dynastic war between the rulers of the shattered bits of a once great Empire. The Lotus Kingdoms #1 The Stone in the Skull The Eternal Sky Trilogy #1 Range of Ghosts #2 Shattered Pillars #3 Steles of the Sky At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Art Therapy and Postmodernism

Art Therapy and Postmodernism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helene Burt
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857005366
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Art Therapy and Postmodernism by Helene Burt Summary

This comprehensive book brings together the voices of international art therapists with diverse backgrounds and experiences and asks them to consider the role of postmodernism in their understanding of art therapy. These practitioners share a common postmodern belief that art is a unique way of expressing and mediating the human condition and that art therapy should not be a diagnostic tool but a collaborative healing process between the therapist and the client. Drawing on psychotherapy, aesthetics and philosophy, the contributors present current practice, research and case studies and show the many directions and possibilities of postmodern art therapy. This book is an important addition to art therapy theory and will be a crucial text for all art therapy students, academics, researchers and practitioners.


2Stoned Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Loog Oldham
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446448339
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2Stoned by Andrew Loog Oldham Summary

In 1963, in a south London hotel, Andrew Loog Oldham discovered an unknown rhythm and blues band called the Rolling Stones and became their manager and producer; by 1967 they had achieved worldwide celebrity, been arrested in a notorious drugs raid and split with the manager that made them. 2Stoned is the remarkable record of these years, when Oldham's radical strategies transformed them into the Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band That Ever Drew Breath. In his first book, Stoned, Oldham recorded his early years and the meeting with the Stones that changed all their fates; 2Stoned is the story of what followed.

The Redleaf Family Child Care Curriculum

The Redleaf Family Child Care Curriculum Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sharon Woodward
Editor: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605544159
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The Redleaf Family Child Care Curriculum by Sharon Woodward Summary

This leading resource is a specifically designed curriculum for family child-care providers. They will be able to incorporate best practices and activities appropriate for the mixed ages of children in their care. Developmental domains and milestones, learning areas, age-appropriate activities and outcomes, and more are included. It is far more affordable than other family child care curriculum alternatives, and it aligns with Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) requirements around the country. Sharon Woodward is the author of several resources for family child-care providers and holds a degree in social work.

Catch 44

Catch 44 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Franco La Monica
Editor: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1098050789
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Catch 44 by Franco La Monica Summary

Where they walked was somewhat holy ground without the benediction of sprinkled holy water or eggs Benedict by a church that serves the hungry and without the benediction of anything holy. However, that sanctified ground was unknown to the duo to be holy at all. As a matter of fact, it lay in front of their willing feet that thread it. Nonetheless, the ground they thread was predestined and set apart like some sanctified spiritual eclipse that would cause a shadow by a passing moon somewhere onto the earth, and so their shadow did appear on earth, not because of prediction or being holy but by being "matter of factuality!" Their spiritual eclipse was inverted because of a weird type of light covered every inch of earth that their eyes could see. Because of their type of light, the entire species of earthly bats became totally blind. They also had to wear dark glasses like movie stars, carry a parasol like Michael Jackson, and were advised by a bat committee to liberally spread sunscreen on every inch of their batty skin! Holy Batman! The jokers who thwarted reality and destiny were real, more real than cartoons, and twice as real as characters of a fiction novel. "How real were they, Batman?" "Very real, Robin." And so the comedy begins.

Chinese Lexicography

Chinese Lexicography Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heming Yong,Jing Peng
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191561673
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Chinese Lexicography by Heming Yong,Jing Peng Summary

This comprehensive account of the history of Chinese lexicography is the first book on the subject to be published in English. It traces the development of Chinese lexicography over three millennia, from the Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC-256 BC) to the Qing Dynasty (1616-1911). Revealing how the emergence of lexicographical culture in ancient China was linked to the teaching of ancient characters, it describes the subsequent development of primers, thesauruses, and dictionaries of all major types, including those of dialects and technical terms. These works originated and appeared in ancient China, predating their western counterparts by hundreds of years: and in one form or another most of them remain in use today. Throughout their account the authors show how changes in the organization, content, use and researches of Chinese lexicographical works reflected broader social and political developments. This book not only makes an important and original contribution to the history of Chinese lexicography and the social and cultural history of China but also provides illuminating insights into world lexicography and new forms of comparative researches in lexicography in the global context.

Understanding Schemas and Young Children

Understanding Schemas and Young Children Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frances Atherton,Cathy Nutbrown
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446281590
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Shortlisted for the 2013 Nursery World Awards! 'This exciting book will greatly enhance understanding of learning throughout the early years, and reinforces the importance of responsive professionals who understand children's schemas. Atherton and Nutbrown have brought together socio-cultural and cognitive learning theories with ease, and their metaphors are brilliantly evocative' -Dr Anne Meade, Consultant 'This book is drawn from a study carried out with rigour and contains several gems, such as the 'bike and slide exploration'; the idea of adults engaging in 'a dialogue of conceptual correspondence' with children; and tables outlining 'what the children might have been thinking'. A great read!' -Dr Cath Arnold, Pen Green Early Years Centre 'This is an exciting and illuminating account of babies and toddlers, following their schema fascinations with determination and competence, as they continually explore and experiment and come to know their world. This book captivated me. It should be in every early childhood education setting' -Pam Cubey This is the first book to focus specifically on Schemas and children under three. The authors trace the development of schemas from motor level through to symbolic representation, and show how to use schema theory to understand young children's learning and behaviour. This accessible and student-friendly book includes: -activities and discussion points -links to policy and practice -descriptive observational material -a look at the ethics of this kind of research -numerous photographs and illustrations -suggestions for follow-up reading The book is aimed at early childhood professionals and practitioners in ECEC settings, as well as those on initial training courses, teacher education, Early Years courses, and higher degrees.

Social Science Quotations

Social Science Quotations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Merton
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351306278
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Social Science Quotations has been prepared to meet an evident, unmet need in the literature of the social sciences. Writings on the lives and theories of individual social scientists abound, but there has been no fully documented collection of memorable quotations from the social sciences as a whole. The frequent use of quotations in scientific as well as literary writings that are mere summaries or paraphrases typically fail to capture the full force of formulations that have made quotations memorable. This book of quotations invites the further reading or rereading of the original texts, beyond the quotations themselves. Sills and Merton draw extensively upon the writings that constitute the historical core of the social sciences and social thought; those works with staying power often described as the "classical texts." Many quotations have been drawn from these classical texts because the quotations contain memorable ideas memorably expressed. Both consequential and memorable, these words have been quoted over the generations, entering into the collective memory of social scientists everywhere and at times diffusing into popular thought and into the vernacular as well. This book is useful to social scientists, anthropologists, economists, historians, political scientists, psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists and statisticians, and for all who want to learn or verify memorable formulations and phrases concerning social thought and social theories. It is particularly useful for graduate students taking courses that examine the history of their discipline.

Sweet Forgiveness

Sweet Forgiveness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lori Nelson Spielman
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698196937
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#1 international bestselling author Lori Nelson Spielman follows The Life List with Sweet Forgiveness, in which a woman’s receipt of two “forgiveness stones” sends her searching for atonement The Forgiveness Stones craze is sweeping the nation—instantly recognizable pouches of stones that come with a chain letter and two simple requests: to forgive, and then to seek forgiveness. But New Orleans' favorite talk show host, Hannah Farr, isn't biting. Intensely private and dating the city’s mayor, Hannah has kept her very own pouch of Forgiveness Stones hidden for two years—and her dark past concealed for nearly two decades. But when Fiona Knowles, creator of the Forgiveness Stones, appears on Hannah’s show, Hannah unwittingly reveals on air details of a decades-old falling out with her mother. Spurned by her fans, doubted by her friends, and accused by her boyfriend of marring his political career, Hannah reluctantly embarks on a public journey of forgiveness. As events from her past become clearer, the truth she’s clung to since her teenage years has never felt murkier. Hannah must find the courage to right old wrongs, or risk losing her mother, and any glimmer of an authentic life, forever.

The Child's Creation of A Pictorial World

The Child's Creation of A Pictorial World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Claire Golomb
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135629455
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This book places child art within the broader context of children's creative intelligence and intrinsic motivation to invent a pictorial world. It examines the development of drawing and painting from several currently dominant theoretical perspectives. This is followed by an extensive examination of empirical data on the art work of children who are ordinary, talented, emotionally disturbed, and atypically developed due to mental disability or autism. The Child's Creation of a Pictorial World uses a developmental framework that combines theoretical sophistication with rigorous empirical investigations into the mental processes that underlie the child's drawings. It delineates the evolution of forms, the pictorial differentiation of figures and their spatial relations, the role of color in narrative descriptions, and its expressive function. Artistic development across all these dimensions is seen as a meaningful mental activity that serves cognitive, affective, and aesthetic functions.


Possible Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephan Bauman
Editor: Multnomah
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We need a better vision for saving the world. Across the world, people like you are rising up to fight poverty, oppression, and injustice—not just professionals, but bloggers, musicians, entrepreneurs, artists, and advocates. People who refuse to accept the world as it is, who dare to believe change is possible. But we face a crisis of vision. We sense what needs to be done, but often we don’t know how to do it. Without a better blueprint for doing good well, our moment in history will slip away. Stephan Bauman, president of World Relief believes true change begins in the hearts and actions of ordinary people. In Possible, he presents clear and biblical thinking, powerful stories, and practical tools for sustainably impacting our workplaces, neighborhoods, villages, and cities. Possible is an eloquent and personal call to reconsider what it means to change ourselves so that we can change the world.

These Silent Mansions

These Silent Mansions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean Sprackland
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448182441
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'A refreshingly original meditation... I wish I had written it myself' Literary Review Graveyards are oases: places of escape, peace and reflection. Liminal sites of commemoration, where the past is close enough to touch. Yet they also reflect their living community - how in our restless, accelerated modern world, we are losing our sense of connection to the dead. Jean Sprackland - the prize-winning poet and author of Strands - travels back through her life, revisiting her once local graveyards. In seeking out the stories of those who lived and died there, remembered and forgotten, she unearths what has been lost.

The Scent of a Lie

The Scent of a Lie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paulo da Costa
Editor: XinXii
ISBN: 0978184734
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2003 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (Caribbean & Canada Region) 2002 City of Calgary W. O. Mitchel Book Award 2001 Canongate Prize for short fiction The Scent of a Lie is a book of fourteen inter-connected stories set in two charismatic towns in Portugal where characters weave in and out of the narrative. The book can be read as a novel in fragments. This is a remarkable debut collection of tales told by a true storyteller. The Scent of a Lie received the 2003 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book in the Caribbean & Canada region and the 2002 City of Calgary Book Award. One of the stories received the 2001 Canongate Prize for short fiction at the International Book Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Scent Of A Lie, (...) marks the debut of a remarkable writer. - John Terauds, Toronto Star With this book of linked stories, Paulo Da Costa adds piquant new spice to the CanLit broth. Paying homage to a fabulist tradition running from Marquez and Borges and Carlos Fuentes all the way back to Cervantes, Da Costa evokes his God-beset, earthbound peasants, priests and villagers with palpable, redolent precision. Jim Bartley, The Globe and Mail The reader can see just how well da Costa writes: the language here is lyrical and flowing, and the imaginativeness of the stories speaks for itself. Da Costa is clearly a writer to watch. Tim McNamara, Edmonton Journal The most uniformly fresh, sprightly, meaty work of Canadian fiction I’ve read in a long time. Vue weekly, Print Culture - Christopher Wiebe

Silent Tears

Silent Tears Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy Umberger
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 197364228X
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Trials in life are like mountain trails: some are easy, some are moderate, and some are strenuous. Thankfully, God provides a trail map to guide us every step of the way. Nancy Umberger is a Christian life coach whose life came to a standstill when a 2011 mammogram revealed breast cancer. As she chronically leads others through journal entries that detail the moments and days before and after she received the shocking news, Nancy illustrates how her faith in God helped keep her strong, especially when she felt most vulnerable. While bravely facing her health challenges, Nancy discloses how the Lord walked beside her on a strenuous trail thick with unforgiving terrain as she struggled to ask for help from her family and friends, grieved privately, and prayed to be healed. Throughout her story, Nancy demonstrates to others that although no strenuous trail through life is devoid of obstacles like silent tears, loneliness, fear, discouragement, and pain, it is also full of valuable lessons. Silent Tears: A Journey of Faith shares a breast cancer survivor’s story of hope, faith, and love that serves as a gentle reminder of how Christ can bring joy to our darkest moments.


Moses Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Howard Fast
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453234985
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The epic life story of Moses, from orphan child to leader of the Israelites, from the New York Times–bestselling author of Spartacus. In Moses, Fast breathes new life into the legendary story of the infant found among the reeds of the Nile. From Moses’s adoption into the home of Pharaoh Ramses II, to his upbringing in Egypt’s royal court, to his controversial support of monotheism and eventual leadership of a nation, Moses is a stunning look at the life of one of world history’s most celebrated men. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.