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In the Shadow of the Banyan

By Vaddey Ratner
  • ISBN Code: : 1451657722
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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A beautiful celebration of the power of hope, this New York Times bestselling novel tells the story of a girl who comes of age during the Cambodian genocide. You are about to read an extraordinary story, a PEN Hemingway Award finalist “rich with history, mythology, folklore, language and emotion.” It will take you to the very depths of despair and show you unspeakable horrors. It will reveal a gorgeously rich culture struggling to survive through a furtive bow, a hidden ankle bracelet, fragments of remembered poetry. It will ensure that the world never forgets the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge regime in the Cambodian killing fields between 1975 and 1979, when an estimated two million people lost their lives. It will give you hope, and it will confirm the power of storytelling to lift us up and help us not only survive but transcend suffering, cruelty, and loss. For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours, bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. Soon the family’s world of carefully guarded royal privilege is swept up in the chaos of revolution and forced exodus. Over the next four years, as the Khmer Rouge attempts to strip the population of every shred of individual identity, Raami clings to the only remaining vestige of her childhood—the mythical legends and poems told to her by her father. In a climate of systematic violence where memory is sickness and justification for execution, Raami fights for her improbable survival. Displaying the author’s extraordinary gift for language, In the Shadow of the Banyan is a brilliantly wrought tale of human resilience.

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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 430
  • Pdf File: the-plant-hunters.pdf

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The Plant Hunters is a story by Thomas Mayne Reid. We follow a new Bavarian plant scientist, Karl Linden, involved in a plant-hunting excursion to the vast peaks of the Himalayas.

Dangerous Characters

By Elaine Hatfield,Richard L. Rapson
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462805860
  • Total of Pages : 323
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 671
  • Pdf File: dangerous-characters.pdf

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Dangerous Characters is about people of all kinds, stuck with their unique personalities and trying to negotiate their ways through lifes bramble strewn path. As intellectual historians, psychologists of love, and psychotherapists, Elaine Hatfield and Richard L. Rapson bring to bear their sharp and wry observations upon a constellation of vivid characters.

Ladders to Heaven

By Mike Shanahan
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  • Publisher : Unbound Publishing
  • Book Code : 1783522372
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 220
  • Pdf File: ladders-to-heaven.pdf

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"Irresistible" - Literary Review Fig trees have affected humanity in profound but little-known ways: they are wish-fulfillers, rainforest royalty, more precious than gold. Ladders to Heaven tells their incredible story. They fed our pre-human ancestors, influenced diverse cultures and played a key role in the birth of civilisation. More recently, they helped restore life after Krakatoa's catastrophic eruption and proved instrumental in Kenya's struggle for independence. Figs now sustain more species of bird and mammal than any other fruit – in a time of falling trees and rising temperatures, they offer hope. Theirs is a story about humanity's relationship with nature, as relevant to our past as it is to our future.

Beyond the Banyans (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

By Epes Winthrop Sargent
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473399521
  • Total of Pages : 84
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 405
  • Pdf File: beyond-the-banyans.pdf

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This early work by Epes Winthrop Sargent was originally published in 1909 and we are now republishing it as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'Beyond the Banyans' is a short story about an explorer and the evil that lurks in the mountains of Africa. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

Fiber Optics Weekly Update

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  • Publisher : Information Gatekeepers Inc
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Members : 575
  • Pdf File: fiber-optics-weekly-update.pdf

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Read and download full book Fiber Optics Weekly Update

Wise Trees

By Diane Cook,Len Jenshel
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  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 1683351770
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 757
  • Pdf File: wise-trees.pdf

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Leading landscape photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel present Wise Trees—a stunning photography book containing more than 50 historical trees with remarkable stories from around the world. Supported by grants from the Expedition Council of the National Geographic Society, Cook and Jenshel spent two years traveling to fifty-nine sites across five continents to photograph some of the world’s most historic and inspirational trees. Trees, they tell us, can live without us, but we cannot live without them. Not only do trees provide us with the oxygen we breathe, food gathered from their branches, and wood for both fuel and shelter, but they have been essential to the spiritual and cultural life of civilizations around the world. From Luna, the Coastal Redwood in California that became an international symbol when activist Julia Butterfly Hill sat for 738 days on a platform nestled in its branches to save it from logging, to the Bodhi Tree, the sacred fig in India that is a direct descendent of the tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment, Cook and Jenshel reveal trees that have impacted and shaped our lives, our traditions, and our feelings about nature. There are also survivor trees, including a camphor tree in Nagasaki that endured the atomic bomb, an American elm in Oklahoma City, and the 9/11 Survivor Tree, a Callery pear at the 9/11 Memorial. All of the trees were carefully selected for their role in human dramas. This project both reflects and inspires awareness of the enduring role of trees in nurturing and sheltering humanity. Photographers, environmentalists, history buffs, and nature-lovers alike will appreciate the extraordinary stories found within the pages of Wise Trees!

Flowering Trees in Subtropical Gardens

By G. Kunkel
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9400999895
  • Total of Pages : 346
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 411
  • Pdf File: flowering-trees-in-subtropical-gardens.pdf

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In 1969 volume I of 'Arboles Ex6ticos' appeared in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, published in Spanish by the Island Council (Cabildo Insular). Volume II was to have dealt with a further 100 or so Dicotyledons, and volume III to have closed the cycle with Gymnosperms and the tree-like Monocotyledons. Neither of the latter having been published it was suggested that a totally revised and enlarged version of the first book be prepared for Dr. W. Junk, Publishers, The Hague. We are most obliged to Mr. S. P. Bakker and the Board of Directors for their interest in the present work, hoping that it will fill a gap and help both residents and visitors to get to know the amazingly rich exotic flora that is to be encountered in Mediterranean and Canarian parks and gardens. A second volume is in preparation and will concentrate on the bushes and shrubby trees left out in this one. In Flowering Trees in Subtropical Gardens special attention is given to species found in Canary gardens. As, however, most trees described are widely distributed in other regions with a similar Mediterranean climate, it is hoped that this guide may be of use in gardens of the subtropics in general. Several of the species selected here are little known in gardens, hardly ever found illustrated in current reference books and have therefore been included for interest's sake.

Handbook of Heterogeneous Networking

By Raj Rajgopal
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1351081071
  • Total of Pages : 1350
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 365
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-heterogeneous-networking.pdf

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Here is all the practical, hands-on information you need to build, manage and maintain a heterogeneous computing environment with hardware, software, and network equipment from a number of different vendors. Packed with real-world case studies and proven techniques for integrating disparate platforms, operating systems and servers, Handbook of Heterogeneous Computing is a one-stop, non-nonsense guide that shows you how to: * port and develop applications in a heterogeneous environment * manage desktops, data access, communications, and security in a heterogeneous environment * and build distributed heterogeneous systems What is best for your installation? Should you standardize on the Windows environment for both production applications and office applications? Should you adopt the Windows NT workstation as a standard desktop and use Windows NT as the network operating system? Handbook of Heterogeneous Computing details the advantages and disadvantages of these and other approaches. The book also explains: * the arts of porting and developing applications in a heterogeneous environment using Java, CGI/Perl, and other tools * how to build interfaces with mainframe legacy systems * how to use CORBA to integrate distributed database systems while at the same time managing database gateways and interoperability * how to manage interlan switching, multicast networking structures, SNA-LAN integration, and all aspects of enterprise networks * and how to use Kerberos, firewalls, PGP, RSA public keys, and other tools to assure security in heterogeneous environments. Heterogeneous computing is here to stay. It is therefore up to corporate end-users to make competing products fit into their environments efficiently, effectively and economically. Handbook of Heterogeneous Computing gives you t

Thought Matters

By Madhan Kumar Rajagopal
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1643243071
  • Total of Pages : 82
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 334
  • Pdf File: thought-matters.pdf

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Thought Matters is a book to inspire you that, being self-successful matters more, than just being successful in life. This book is a light, which is shone onto MIA (Missing In Action) thoughts of our lifestyle. It is a reminder to start living your dreams or to find a way to making them come true. How much importance do you give to your inner thought process? The life we live has to be useful in a way; we need satisfaction in what we do and how we live. It is a recitation of a commoner’s thought in succeeding their goals, with a different approach in life no matter what the goal is. It is not just the negativity of an episode that motivates us to bring a good solution, but also an episodeof positivity that turns us to create an attention toward the concept. Every thought counts when it is done with passion, focus and righteousness; it brings us, winning-happiness in our life. Time given, from our first cry to fulfil our deeds, will happen, as we are calling it—adestiny. However, what makes it worth after our last,sleep matters more.

Sanatan Dharma

By Manoj Singh
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 9389449065
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 673
  • Pdf File: sanatan-dharma.pdf

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Human civilisation is passing through one of the most difficult times in the history of mankind. The world is in stress. The situation worsens by the day. Sanatan Dharma: Vaidik Gateway to the Next Century attempts to offer a solution to all our problems. Hinduism is a way of life-with nature, in nature, by nature. Author Manoj Singh elaborates on the practical aspects of one of the oldest cultural civilisations, analysing how it's more relevant in today's troubled age. He narrates the evolution of Vaidik civilisation, elaborating on the basics of Vaidik Sanatan dharma. He discusses life in Hinduism, its culture, festivals, rituals, customs, yoga, Vedas and mantras, outlining a broad perspective of why and how these are significant. This comprehensive work touches upon all aspects of Sanatan life philosophy for spiritual enlightenment. A heritable past, which has been otherwise forgotten, is revealed here, hoping to make human journey viable in the present dynamic complexity. This is for anyone who desires to understand the real meaning of living rather than just existing.