Download Literature 1976, Part 1 by S. Böhme, U. Esser, W. Fricke, U. Güntzel-Lingner, I. PDF

By S. Böhme, U. Esser, W. Fricke, U. Güntzel-Lingner, I. Heinrich (auth.), S. Böhme, U. Esser, W. Fricke, U. Güntzel-Lingner, I. Heinrich, F. Henn, D. Krahn, L. D. Schmadel, H. Scholl, G. Zech (eds.)

Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts, which has seemed in semi-annual volumes considering 1969, is de­ voted to the recording, summarizing and indexing of astronomical courses during the international. it's ready below the auspices of the foreign Astronomical Union (according to a answer followed on the 14th normal meeting in 1970). Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts goals to give a accomplished documentation of literature in all fields of astronomy and astrophysics. each attempt might be made to make sure that the averagetime period among the date of receipt of the unique literature and e-book ofthe abstracts won't exceed 8 months. This time period is almost about that accomplished via per 30 days abstracting journals, com­ pared to which our method of gathering abstracts for roughly six months bargains the benefit of larger comfort for the consumer. quantity 17 includes literature released in 1976 and obtained ahead of August 15, 1976; a few older literature which used to be got past due and which isn't recorded in prior volumes can be incorporated. We recognize with thank you contributions to this quantity through Dr. J. Bouska, who surveyed journals and courses within the Czech languageand provided us with abstracts in English,and through the typical­ wealth clinical and business examine association (C.S.I.R.O.), Sydney, for delivering titles and abstracts of papers on radio astronomy. we wish to recognize important contributions to this vol­ ume via Zentralstelle fur Atomkernenergie-Dokumentation, Leopoldshafen, which supported our ab­ stracting provider via sending us retrospective literature searches.

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Download Hide and Seek (Sisterhood, Book 8; Rules of the Game, Book by Fern Michaels PDF

By Fern Michaels

Manhattan occasions Bestseller

Whoever stated residing good is the easiest revenge by no means met the Sisterhood. . .

Together, the seven fearless neighbors referred to as The Sisterhood have served candy justice to villains who proposal they have been above the legislation. yet payback has its cost, and the Sisterhood's final project virtually landed them in detention center. Now the ladies are fugitives with a bounty on their heads, yet they're no longer making plans on hiding out for long—not whilst reliable buddies want the type of support in simple terms they could give.

Mitch Riley, the ruthless assistant director of the FBI, intends to border Cornelia "Nellie" Easter, the pass judgement on who helped the Sisterhood avoid legal, and their legal professional, Lizzie Fox, which will shop his personal occupation. He's created a distinct activity strength to seek the Sisters down. Mitch has the total FBI at the back of him, yet he's approximately to find that he's no fit for seven ambitious ladies with an unbreakable bond and a wickedly crafty plan to deliver the struggle correct to his door. . .

Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels. . .

"Revenge is a dish most sensible served with textile napkins and floral centerpieces. . .fast-paced. . .puts poetic justice first."—Publishers Weekly on Payback

"An unforgettable story."—Rendezvous on Weekend Warriors

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Download The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature by Joy Porter, Kenneth M. Roemer PDF

By Joy Porter, Kenneth M. Roemer

This spouse presents an informative and wide-ranging evaluate of a comparatively new box of literary-cultural reviews: literature of many genres in English via American Indians from the 1770s to the current day. as well as the seventeen chapters written by way of revered experts--Native and non-Native; American, British and eu scholars--it comprises bio-bibliographies of 40 authors, maps, feedback for additional analyzing, and a timeline which info significant works of local American and mainstream American literature, in addition to major social, cultural and historic occasions.

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Download Song of the Silk Road by Mingmei Yip PDF

By Mingmei Yip

During this richly resourceful novel, Mingmei Yip—author of Peach Blossom Pavilion and Petals From the Sky—follows one woman's daunting trip alongside China's fabled Silk Road.

As a woman turning out to be up in Hong Kong, Lily Lin was once captivated via photos of the desert—its lengthy, lonely vistas and moving sand dunes. Now residing in long island, Lily is suffering to complete her graduate measure while she gets an miraculous provide. An aunt she by no means knew existed can pay Lily a massive sum to commute throughout China's desolate Taklamakan Desert—and perform a sequence of initiatives alongside the way.

Intrigued, Lily accepts. Her assignments variety from the damaging to the weird. Lily needs to seduce a monk. She needs to scrape a section of clay from the well-known Terracotta Warriors, and climb the Mountains of Heaven to assemble a unprecedented herb. At Xian, her first cease, Lily meets Alex, a tender American with whom she types a strong connection. and shortly, she faces revelations that may redefine her earlier, her future, and the surprising fact at the back of her aunt's motivations. . .

Powerful and eloquent, Song of the Silk Road is a charming tale of self-discovery, resonant with the mysteries of its haunting, unique panorama.

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Download Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday by Italo Calvino PDF

By Italo Calvino

Compiled by way of Italo Calvino, one of many crucial writers of the 20 th century (and editor of the best-selling Italian Folktales), impressive stories is a wealthy and wide-ranging choice of twenty-six vintage, uncanny stories from the 19th century written via an fascinating panoply of ecu and American authors. grasp storyteller himself, Calvino has contributed an informative advent to the gathering, and a fascinating précis to every story.

As Calvino writes in great stories, which strains the style from its roots in German Romanticism to the ghost tales of Henry James: "The awesome story is without doubt one of the so much attribute items of nineteenth-century narrative. For us, it's also essentially the most major. . . . because it pertains to our sensibility at the present time, the supernatural point on the center of those tales continually seems to be freighted with that means, just like the insurrection of the subconscious, the repressed, the forgotten. . . . during this we see the trendy size of the wonderful, the cause of its positive resurgence in our times."

Fantastic stories is a superbly canonical anthology assembled through an editor who, within the phrases of Salman Rushdie, "possesses the ability of seeing into the private recesses of human minds after which bringing their goals again to lifestyles. "

Italo Calvino's works comprise the line to San Giovanni, Numbers at nighttime, Six Memos for the following Millennium, The Baron within the bushes, If On a Winter's evening a vacationer, Invisible towns, and Mr. Palomar. Calvino died in 1985.

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Beowulf is the best surviving paintings of literature in outdated English, unheard of in its epic grandeur and scope. It tells the tale of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the nice corridor of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mom, and eventually with a dragon that threatens to devastate his place of birth. via its mixture of fable and historical past, Beowulf vividly conjures up a twilight global during which males and supernatural forces stay part via facet. And it celebrates the patience of the human spirit in a brief world.
"Alexander's translation is marked by means of a conviction that it really is attainable to be either bold and devoted [and] ...communicates the poem with a care which matches past fidelity-to-meaning and reaches constancy of implication. may perhaps it move on ... to a different half-million copies." - Tom Shippey, Bulletin of the foreign organization of collage Professors of English

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Download Look Back All the Green Valley: A Novel by Fred Chappell PDF

By Fred Chappell

Joe Robert Kirkman has been useless for 10 years, and his spouse, Cora, is unwell whilst their son, poet and faculty professor Jess, returns to the mountains of western North Carolina within the ultimate quantity of the Kirkman saga, Chappell's chronicle of this curious Appalachian family members. Strong-willed yet incurably depressed, Cora has already all started arrangements for her personal loss of life. as a result of a mixup on the neighborhood cemetery, the kinfolk burial plot has to be relocated, and Jess and his sister, Mitzi, are ordered to discover an appropriate new plot, for which they start entreating pals who can have land to spare. in the meantime, Jess needs to eventually fresh out his father's deserted shed of a workshop. through the excavation, Jess discovers a map marked with the names of girls, which he believes should be an adulterous "black book." He units out to discover the ladies in query, and to might be become aware of his father during the proof of his sins, even though what he ultimately finds is either extra honorable and more strange than something he may have imagined. The unfolding story is either a standard secret and a trip of introspection, the previous formed through oral heritage whereas the latter is ruled by way of inner most reminiscence. either persist with a trend dictated via Jess's fight to translate passages of Dante's Inferno, which acts the following as a thematic refrain. Chappell studs his novel with autobiographical quirks (Jess writes lower than the pseudonym "Fred Chappell"), and narrates together with his trademark voice, one either poetic and together with the idioms of the Appalachian Mountain quarter. lovers of Chappell (Farewell, I'm sure to depart You; Brighten the nook the place you're) will locate this an clever and profitable if sentimental closure to the Kirkman cycle.

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