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The Floating Island

By Elizabeth Haydon
  • ISBN Code: : 142991243X
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Long ago, in the Second Age of history, a young Nain explorer by the name of Ven Polypheme traveled much of the known and unknown world, recording his adventures. Recently discovered by archaeologists, a few fragments of his original journals are reproduced in this book. Great care has been taken to reconstruct the parts of the journal that did not survive, so that a whole story can be told... Charles Magnus Ven Polypheme--known as Ven--is the youngest son of a long line of famous shipwrights. He dreams not of building ships, but of sailing them to far-off lands where magic thrives. Ven gets his chance when he is chosen to direct the Inspection of his family's latest ship--and sets sail on the journey of a lifetime. Attacked by fire pirates, lost at sea and near death, Ven is rescued by a passing ship on its way to the Island of Serendair. Thankful to be alive, little does Ven know that the pirate attack--and his subsequent rescue--may not have been an accident. Shadowy figures are hunting for the famed Floating Island, the only source of the mystical Water of Life. They think Ven can lead them to this treasure, and will stop at nothing to get it--even murder. In a narrative that alternates entries from his journals and drawings from his sketchbooks, Ven begins the famous chronicles of his exciting and exotic adventures--adventures that would later earn him renown as the author of The Book of All Human Knowledge and All the World's Magic. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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'What is the basic building block of the universe?' Thales of Miletus was the first to ask this fundamental, yet to be answered, question in the sixth century B.C. This book offers an in-depth account of the answers he gave and of his adventure into many areas of learning: philosophy, science, mathematics and astronomy. Thales proved that the events of nature were comprehensible to man and could be explained without the intervention of mythological beings. Henceforth they became subject to investigation, experiment, questioning and discussion. Presenting for the first time in the English language a comprehensive study of Thales of Miletus, Patricia O'Grady brings Thales out of pre-Socratic shadows into historical illumination and explores why this historical figure has proved to be of lasting significance.

Unparalled Sovereign

By Dao Tu
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1649205287
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He was a talented youth, but he had been schemed to lose all of his strength. In the God of Heaven Continent, where strength reigned supreme, just how could he ever step foot onto the peak again? How could he kill his enemy? Was he just drinking his hatred or rising up to fight? I used my blood to purify the righteous energy of the world; I used my anger and rage to burn away the evil winds of the Buddha! QQ Bookmates: 327629138 

The Histories Book 2: Euterpe

By Herodotus
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1681462915
  • Total of Pages : 71
  • Category : History
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Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories-his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced-is a record of his "inquiry", being an investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars and including a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information. The Histories, were divided into nine books, named after the nine Muses: the "Muse of History", Clio, representing the first book, then Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia, Ourania and Calliope for books 2 to 9, respectively.

Delphi Complete Works of Jules Verne (Illustrated)

By Jules Verne
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1908909412
  • Total of Pages : 19491
  • Category : Fiction
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Jules Verne is a paramount literary figure, whose pioneering works have entertained readers for over a hundred years, laying the foundations of modern science fiction. Verne’s influence extends far beyond the realms of literature into the world of science and technology, where he inspired generations of scientists, inventors and explorers. This eBook offers the most complete collection ever compiled of Verne’s work in English translation, with numerous illustrations, rare novels and informative introductions. (Version 4) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Verne’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * 50 novels in English translation, with individual contents tables * French texts available for the 13 novels that cannot appear in English * Rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Rare short stories * Includes Verne’s non-fiction masterpiece ‘Celebrated Travels and Travellers’ * Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres * UPDATED with revised texts, numerous illustrations and three rare translations: ‘The Castaways of the Flag’; ‘The Lighthouse at the End of the World’; ‘The Chase of the Golden Meteor’ Please note: sadly, a complete works of Verne in English is not possible due to copyright restrictions. To compensate for the 13 novels not available, the original French texts have been provided in their place (see the titles given in French below). As soon as new translations enter the public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update. CONTENTS: The Novels Five Weeks in a Balloon A Journey to the Centre of the Earth From the Earth to the Moon The Adventures of Captain Hatteras The Children of Captain Grant Around the Moon Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea A Floating City The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa The Fur Country Around the World in Eighty Days The Mysterious Island The Survivors of the Chancellor Michael Strogoff Off on a Comet The Underground City Dick Sand: A Captain at Fifteen The Begum’s Fortune Tribulations of a Chinaman in China The Steam House Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon The Green Ray Godfrey Morgan Kéraban the Inflexible The Archipelago on Fire The Star of the South Mathias Sandorf Robur the Conqueror The Lottery Ticket The Flight to France The Waif of the “Cynthia” North against South Two Years Holiday The Purchase of the North Pole Family without a Name César Cascabel Mistress Branican The Carpathian Castle Claudius Bombarnac Foundling Mick The Wonderful Adventures of Captain Antifer The Floating Island Facing the Flag Clovis Dardentor An Antarctic Mystery Le Superbe Orénoque The Will of an Eccentric The Castaways of the Flag Le Village aérien Les Histoires de Jean-Marie Cabidoulin Les Frères Kip Bourses de voyage Master of the World Un Drame en Livonie L’Invasion de la mer The Lighthouse at the End of the World Le Volcan d’or L’Agence Thompson and Co The Chase of the Golden Meteor Le Pilote du Danube Les Naufragés du “Jonathan” Le Secret de Wilhelm Storitz L’Etonnante aventure de la mission Barsac The Shorter Fiction Martin Paz The Blockade Runners Dr. Ox and Other Stories Frritt-Flacc Hier et demain A Drama in Mexico The Mutineers of the Bounty In the Year 2889 An Express of the Future The Non-Fiction Celebrated Travels and Travellers Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Yale Classics (Vol. 1)

By Herodotus,Sappho,Homer,Hesiod,Alcaeus,Archilochus,Anacreon,Theognis of Megara,Simonides of Ceos,Bacchylides,Pindar,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Thucydides,Plato,Aristotle,Lysias,Demosthenes,Apollonius,Callimachus,Theocritus,Plutarch,Epictetus,Gilbert Murray
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 4462
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Ancient Greek literature has a profound impact on western literature at large. In particular, many ancient Roman authors drew inspiration from their Greek predecessors. Ever since the Renaissance, European authors in general, including Dante Alighieri, William Shakespeare, John Milton, and James Joyce, have all drawn heavily on classical themes and motifs. Even today authors are fascinated with Greek literature, and still great works of literature are based on ancient myths and plays. The readers can still relate to these works of art and learn from them, even though written two millennials ago. This collection is based on the required reading list of Yale Department of Classics. Originally designed for students, this anthology is meant for everyone wanting to know more about history and literature of this period, interested in poetry, philosophy and drama of Antient Greece.

Yale Required Reading - Collected Works (Vol. 1)

By Herodotus,Sappho,Homer,Hesiod,Alcaeus,Archilochus,Anacreon,Theognis of Megara,Simonides of Ceos,Bacchylides,Pindar,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Thucydides,Plato,Aristotle,Lysias,Demosthenes,Apollonius,Callimachus,Theocritus,Plutarch,Epictetus,Gilbert Murray
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 4462
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 376
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Ancient Greek literature has a profound impact on western literature at large. In particular, many ancient Roman authors drew inspiration from their Greek predecessors. Ever since the Renaissance, European authors in general, including Dante Alighieri, William Shakespeare, John Milton, and James Joyce, have all drawn heavily on classical themes and motifs. Even today authors are fascinated with Greek literature, and still great works of literature are based on ancient myths and plays. The readers can still relate to these works of art and learn from them, even though written two millennials ago. _x000D_ This collection is based on the required reading list of Yale Department of Classics. Originally designed for students, this anthology is meant for everyone wanting to know more about history and literature of this period, interested in poetry, philosophy and drama of Antient Greece.

Yale Classics - Ancient Greek Literature

By Aristotle,Plato,Euripides,Gilbert Murray,Epictetus,Theocritus,Homer,Plutarch,Aeschylus,,Sophocles,Aristophanes,Herodotus,Anacreon,Sappho,Thucydides,Hesiod,Demosthenes,Lysias,Alcaeus,Archilochus,Theognis of Megara,Simonides of Ceos,Bacchylides,Apollonius,Callimachus
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 3415
  • Category : Fiction
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e-artnow presents you the greatest works of ancient Greek literature. The selection of books is based on Yale Department of Classics required reading list. Originally designed for students, this exceptional collection will benefit greatly everyone curious about the history, language, and literary and material culture of ancient Greece. Ancient Greek literature has had a profound impact on western literature at large. In particular, many ancient Roman authors drew inspiration from their Greek predecessors. Ever since the Renaissance, European authors in general, including Dante Alighieri, William Shakespeare, John Milton, and James Joyce, have all drawn heavily on classical themes and motifs. This collection is a compound of ancient Greek wisdom, presenting all the major works of every genre of Greek literature. Ultimately, it will train you to develop powers of critical analysis by studying the important periods and major authors of Greek literature. By studying the art, history, and cultures of the ancient world you will gain the power to illuminate problems confronting contemporary society. Homer: Introduction Iliad Odyssey Homeric Hymns Hesiod: Introduction Works and Days Theogony Greek Lyric Poetry: Archilochus Alcaeus Sappho Alcman Anacreon Theognis of Megara Simonides of Ceos Bacchylides Pindar The Oresteia (Aeschylus): The Life and Work of Aeschylus Agamemnon The Choephori (The Libation-Bearers) Eumenides The Tragedies of Sophocles: The Life and Work of Sophocles Ajax Antigone Oedipus at Colonus The Tragedies of Euripides: The Life and Work of Euripides Medea Hippolytus Bacchae The Comedies of Aristophanes: The Life and Work of Aristophanes Frogs Birds Lysistrata Herodotus: The Life and Work of Herodotus The Histories Thucydides: The Life and Work of Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War Plato: The Life and Work of Plato Republic The Apology of Socrates (Plato) Symposium (Plato) Phaedo (Plato) Aristotle: The Life and Work of Aristotle Poetics Politics Nicomachean Ethics The Orations of Lysias The Philippics (Demosthenes) Argonautica (Apollonius) Hymns of Callimachus The Idylls of Theocritus The Rise and Fall of Greek Supremasy (Plutarch): The Life and Work of Plutarch Biographies: Theseus Solon Themistocles Aristides Cimon Pericles Nicias Alcibiades Phocion Demosthenes Epictetus: The Enchiridion

The Greatest Classics of Ancient Greece

By Homer,Hesiod,Archilochus,Alcaeus,Sappho,Anacreon,Theognis of Megara,Simonides of Ceos,Bacchylides,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Herodotus,Thucydides,Plato,Aristotle,Lysias,Demosthenes,Apollonius,Callimachus,Theocritus,Plutarch,Epictetus,Gilbert Murray
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 4462
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 839
  • Pdf File: the-greatest-classics-of-ancient-greece.pdf

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Musaicum Books presents you the greatest works of ancient Greek literature. The selection of books is based on Yale Department of Classics required reading list. Originally designed for students, this exceptional collection will benefit greatly everyone curious about the history, language, and literary and material culture of ancient Greece. Ancient Greek literature has had a profound impact on western literature at large. In particular, many ancient Roman authors drew inspiration from their Greek predecessors. Ever since the Renaissance, European authors in general, including Dante Alighieri, William Shakespeare, John Milton, and James Joyce, have all drawn heavily on classical themes and motifs. This collection is a compound of ancient Greek wisdom, presenting all the major works of every genre of Greek literature. Ultimately, it will train you to develop powers of critical analysis by studying the important periods and major authors of Greek literature. By studying the art, history, and cultures of the ancient world you will gain the power to illuminate problems confronting contemporary society. Homer: Introduction Iliad Odyssey Homeric Hymns Hesiod: Introduction Works and Days Theogony Greek Lyric Poetry: Archilochus Alcaeus Sappho Alcman Anacreon Theognis of Megara Simonides of Ceos Bacchylides Pindar The Oresteia (Aeschylus): The Life and Work of Aeschylus Agamemnon The Choephori (The Libation-Bearers) Eumenides The Tragedies of Sophocles: The Life and Work of Sophocles Ajax Antigone Oedipus at Colonus The Tragedies of Euripides: The Life and Work of Euripides Medea Hippolytus Bacchae The Comedies of Aristophanes: The Life and Work of Aristophanes Frogs Birds Lysistrata Herodotus: The Life and Work of Herodotus The Histories Thucydides: The Life and Work of Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War Plato: The Life and Work of Plato Republic The Apology of Socrates (Plato) Symposium (Plato) Phaedo (Plato) Aristotle: The Life and Work of Aristotle Poetics Politics Nicomachean Ethics The Orations of Lysias The Philippics (Demosthenes) Argonautica (Apollonius) Hymns of Callimachus The Idylls of Theocritus The Rise and Fall of Greek Supremasy (Plutarch): The Life and Work of Plutarch Biographies: Theseus Solon Themistocles Aristides Cimon Pericles Nicias Alcibiades Phocion Demosthenes Epictetus: The Enchiridion

Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899: Vanua Levu, Fiji, and Plant-Dispersal (Complete)

By Henry Brougham Guppy
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465616101
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The remarkable shape of this island at once attracts the attention: and indeed it is in its irregular outline and in the occurrence over a large portion of its surface of submarine tuffs and agglomerates that will be found a key to the study of its history. With an extreme length of 98 miles, an average breadth of 15 to 20 miles, and a maximum elevation of nearly 3,500 feet, it has an area, estimated at 2,400 square miles, comparable with that of the county of Devon. Whilst its peculiarly long and narrow dimensions are to be associated with the narrowing of the submarine basaltic platform, from which it rises together with the other large island of Viti Levu, its extremely irregular shape is closely connected with the composite mode of its origin. We have here exemplified the process of the building up of a continental island in the great area of emergence of the Western Pacific, that region which displays at various heights above the sea the ancient reefs and the underlying deposits of the Solomon Islands, New Hebrides, Fiji, Tonga, &c. But this process of construction has never been completed, and is at present suspended; yet it is in its incomplete condition that Vanua Levu possesses its importance for the investigation of this subject. This island has in fact been formed by the union of a number of smaller volcanic islands during a long protracted period of emergence. These original islands are indicated approximately by the 1,800-feet contour-level in the accompanying map. There is, however, no reason for supposing that the movement of emergence has altogether ceased. In the course of ages the extensive submarine plateau, from which it rises, will be laid bare; and the small surrounding islands that are situated upon it, such as Yanganga, Kia, Mali, Rambi, Kioa, &c., will be included in the area of Vanua Levu.

Words of the Huron

By John L. Steckley
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  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Book Code : 1554581354
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : History
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Words of the Huron is an investigation into seventeenth-century Huron culture through a kind of linguistic archaeology of a language that died midway through the twentieth century. John L. Steckley explores a range of topics, including: the construction of longhouses and wooden armour; the use of words for trees in village names; the social anthropological standards of kinship terms and clans; Huron conceptualizing of European-borne disease; the spirit realm of orenda; Huron nations and kinship groups; relationship to the environment; material culture; and the relationship between the French missionaries and settlers and the Huron people. Steckley’s source material includes the first dictionary of any Aboriginal language, Recollect Brother Gabriel Sagard’s Huron phrasebook, published in 1632, and the sophisticated Jesuit missionary study of the language from the 1620s to the 1740s, beginning with the work of Father Jean de Brébeuf. The only book of its kind, Words of the Huron will spark discussion among scholars, students, and anyone interested in North American archaeology, Native studies, cultural anthropology, and seventeenth-century North American history.

Public Spaces for Water

By Maria Matos Silva
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 0429671903
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Architecture
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This illustrated notebook highlights the need for a change of paradigm in current flood management practices, one that acknowledges the wide-ranging and interdisciplinary benefits brought by public space design. Reassessing and improving established flood management methods, public spaces are faced with a new and enhanced role as mediators of flood adaptation able to integrate infrastructure and communities together in the management of flood water as an ultimate resource for urban resilience. The book specifically introduces a path towards a new perspective on flood adaptation through public space design, stressing the importance of local, bottom up, approaches. Deriving from a solution-directed investigation, which is particularly attentive to design, the book offers a wide range of systematized conceptual solutions of flood adaptation measures applicable in the design of public spaces. Through a commonly used vocabulary and simple technical notions, the book facilitates and accelerates the initial brainstorm phases of a public space project with flood adaptation capacities, enabling a direct application in contemporary practice. Furthermore, it offers a significant sample of real-case examples that may further assist the decision-making throughout design processes. Overall, the book envisions to challenge established professionals, such as engineers, architects or urban planners, to work and design with uncertainty in an era of an unprecedented climate.