Four friends. Four elements. A world in the balance. When Daja is exiled by her people, the Traders, she embarks on an epic adventure which will forge her fate in fire.
From the author of the New York Times bestselling Undead novels comes a delightfully addictive new series about past lives and bad habits—and one woman paranormally predisposed to getting at the bottom of both. It’s her job. You couldn’t arrest for murder someone who had killed in his last life. You couldn’t bring a civil suit against such people, either. They could only be legally penalized for what they did this time around—and what a dark circus the legal system had been before that legislation passed! (It was still a dark circus, but perhaps not as dark.) But you could spot them, and watch them. You could set traps for them. Leah Nazir is an Insighter. Reincarnation is her business. But while her clients’ pasts are a mess, Leah’s is nothing short of tragedy. She’s been murdered. A lot. If left to that bitch, destiny, it’ll happen again. Leah wants to know who’s been following her through time, and who’s been stalking her in the present... P.I. Archer Drake has been hired by Leah’s mother to keep an eye on her. But the more time he spends watching, the more he finds himself infatuated. Before long, he even finds himself agreeing to help find the person who wants her dead. Over and over again. Now going full-on “rewind,” Leah hopes it can stave off the inevitable. After all, she’s grown fond of this life—and even fonder of nerdy Archer. But changing her pattern means finding out who her killer is today. And as Leah fears, that could be anyone she has come to know and trust. Anyone. From the Trade Paperback edition.
From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.
Maribel "Fancy" Alvarez is a trendy socialite who has it all, but when a series of unfortunate events rattles her world, everything begins to fall apart. She's always been taught to use what she's got to get what she wants but deep down inside Fancy knows there is truly more to her than just a beautiful face and perfect body.
BEKA COOPER IS a rookie with the Provost's Guard, and she's been assigned to the Lower City. It's a tough beat, but Beka can hear the voices of the dead on the wings of pigeons, and Beka's birds clue her in to two major murderers on the loose. The rest of the Guard is busy investigating the fire opal killer, so it's up to Beka to nab the Shadow Snake.Tamora Pierce begins a new Tortall trilogy introducing Beka Cooper, a young woman who lived 200 years before Pierce's popular Alanna character. Pierce employs first-person narration, bringing readers even closer to a character that they will love for her unusual talents and tough personality.
Guaranteed nonstop thriller. What Goes Around Comes Around is a perfect, powerful page-turner. It will keep you laughing. Very exciting and on the edge. Wild and suspenseful. A nail-biting must-read. It will draw you deep into the story and trigger your emotions. Like a good movie, you will think you are the character. Turned up with sex, passion, and revenge! Promise, you will love and enjoy. This is a book that will be talked about forever!
From picture books to chapter books, YA fiction and nonfiction, Nancy Pearl has developed more thematic lists of books to enjoy. The Book Lust audience is committed to reading, and here is a smart and entertaining tool for picking the best books for kids. Divided into three sections—Easy Books, Middle-Grade Readers, and Young Adult—Nancy Pearl makes wonderful reading connections by theme, setting, voice, and ideas. For horse lovers, she reminds us of the mainstays in the category (Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteague, etc.) but then in a creative twist connects Mr. Revere and I to the list. In a list called Chapter One, she answers the proverbial question: which chapters books are the most compelling for kids who are now ready to move beyond picture books. And who says picture books aren’t deep? Recommended Folk Tales sort out many of life’s dilemmas and issues of good and bad; a selection of picture books on Death and Dying introduces this topic with sensitivity; and You’ve Got a Friend offers up books for early readers that show the complexities and the pleasures of relating to others. Parents, teachers, and librarians are often puzzled by the unending choices for reading material for young people. It starts when the kids are toddler and doesn’t end until high-school graduation. What’s good, what’s trash, what’s going to hold their interest? Nancy Pearl, America’s favorite librarian, points the way in Book Crush.
A New York Times bestseller from the fantasy author who is legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. In the final book in the Beka Cooper Trilogy, Beka uses her unique magic and street smarts to crack the case that will change an empire! The more secret the Hunt, the more dangerous the mission. Sometimes a distraction arrives at just the right time. After suffering a terrible loss, Beka is grateful when Lord Gershom calls on her with a top-secret Hunt. He informs Beka that she and her scent hound, Achoo, are the best team for the job, but he won't tell her anything else. And when the pair is joined by a wide-eyed young mage who seems too green to be on a case of such importance, it becomes clear that threats lurk around every corner. Soon they are wading deep into a world of power, corruption, and betrayal that threatens the Tortall royal family. Beka must decide whom she can trust with her country's future . . . and her life. The Beka Cooper Trilogy introduces an amazing young woman who is the ancestor to one of Tamora Pierce's most popular characters: George Cooper. Here, Pierce gives fans exactly what they want--a smart, savvy heroine making a name for herself on the mean streets of Tortall's Lower City--while offering plenty to appeal to new readers as well! "Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home." --SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace." --LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Part of the 8-book Tamora Pierce reissue for Fall 2006, this title in the Circle of Magic quartet features spellbinding new cover art. Coincides with the release of WILL OF THE EMPRESS in trade pb. Four elements of power, four mages-in-training learning to control them. In Book 2 of the Circle of Magic Quartet, earthquake damage has left Winding Circle vulnerable to pirate attack and Tris, Briar, Daja, and Sandry are working with the community to strengthen their defenses. When the pirate onslaught begins, two things become terribly clear: The pirates have a powerful new weapon--and they have an accomplice within Winding Circle. But they've failed to anticipate the fury of a young mage who has been betrayed once too often, and who has very stubborn, very loyal friends....
The hippocampus is one of a group of remarkable structures embedded within the brain's medial temporal lobe. Long known to be important for memory, it has been a prime focus of neuroscience research for many years. The Hippocampus Book promises to facilitate developments in the field in a major way by bringing together, for the first time, contributions by leading international scientists knowledgeable about hippocampal anatomy, physiology, and function. This authoritative volume offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date account of what the hippocampus does, how it does it, and what happens when things go wrong. At the same time, it illustrates how research focusing on this single brain structure has revealed principles of wider generality for the whole brain in relation to anatomical connectivity, synaptic plasticity, cognition and behavior, and computational algorithms. Well-organized in its presentation of both theory and experimental data, this peerless work vividly illustrates the astonishing progress that has been made in unraveling the workings of the brain. The Hippocampus Book is destined to take a central place on every neuroscientist's bookshelf.
Here's a succinct, up-to-date summary of the physiological processes that take place in the human body, written in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner. Derived from Berne et al.'s more lengthy text, Physiology, 5th Edition, it concisely and efficiently covers all of the most need-to-know concepts in the field. Updates include discussions of how the most recent findings in molecular biology and genetics affect our knowledge of physiology. A wealth of case examples, full-color artwork, review questions with answers, and boxes, tables, and graphs help readers to easily and thoroughly master the material. The smart way to study! Elsevier titles with STUDENT CONSULT will help you master difficult concepts and study more efficiently in print and online! Perform rapid searches. Integrate bonus content from other disciplines. Download text to your handheld device. And a lot more. Each STUDENT CONSULT title comes with full text online, a unique image library, case studies, USMLE style questions, and online note-taking to enhance your learning experience. Provides shaded "clinical boxes" to demonstrate abstract concepts' relevance to human physiological phenomena. Offers case examples that show how physiological processes respond to various stimuli or to pathological processes. Delivers hundreds of full-color illustrations that make complex physiological principles easy to grasp quickly. Includes abundant graphs, figures, and tables that display information at a glance. Presents review questions and answers that allow readers to evaluate their comprehension. Incorporates a great deal of new information on how new discoveries in molecular biology and genetics affect our understanding of human physiology. Includes access to www.studentconsult.com — with the full text of the book online, integration links to relevant material from other STUDENT CONSULT texts, online self-assessment activities, a community center, and other valuable features.
This book discusses the morpho-syntactic Balkan Sprachbund features in nine languages in which they are most numerous. It contains a wealth of Balkan linguistic material. The focus is on displaying similarities and differences in the representation of the most widely acknowledged Balkan Sprachbund morpho-syntactic features and their interaction with other features in the structure of the DP or the sentence of individual languages.
The exclusive behind-the-scenes story of the Mauricio Pochettino revolution at Spurs, told in his own words The Sunday Times Bestseller 'An unparalleled insight into one of the most exciting managers currently working in football' Independent Since joining the club in 2014, Mauricio Pochettino has transformed Tottenham from underachievers into genuine title contenders. In the process, he has marked himself out as one of the best young managers in the world, more than holding his own against the Premier League's established heavyweights. He has done so by promoting an attacking, pressing style of football and by nurturing home-grown talent, fully endearing himself to the Spurs faithful along the way. Guillem Balagué was granted unprecedented access to Pochettino and his backroom staff for the duration of the 2016-17 season, and he has therefore been able to draw on extensive interview material with Pochettino, his family, his closest assistants, players such as Dele Alli and Harry Kane, and even a very rare conversation with Daniel Levy to tell the manager's story in his own words. From Pochettino's early years as a player and coach to his transformation of Tottenham into one of the best teams in England, the book uniquely reveals the inner workings of the man and of his footballing philosophy. It also lays bare what it takes to run a modern-day football team competing at the highest level over the course of a single campaign. The result is the most comprehensive and compelling portrait of a manager and of a club in the Premier League era.
"Flashcards in a book" provide a comprehensive yet concise review for the surgery clerkship Maximum retention in minimum time! Drawn from the perspective of residents fresh from their medical school and USMLE experiences, these unique "flashcards in a book" help you remember high-yield facts in the least amount of time possible and focus on what is essential for success on the shelf exam and the USMLE Step 2 CK. Active recall Q&A boils down must-know concepts for clerkship success Clinical vignettes at the end of the book put content in clinical context Mnemonics and key words help you focus on core facts 100 high-yield images Complements larger course books and works well with other type of review books Convenient 6"x9" size is great for study on the go The content you need for clerkship success: Chapter 1. Esophagus; Chapter 2. Stomach; Chapter 3. Small Bowel; Chapter 4. Colon; Chapter 5. Anorectal; Chapter 6. Spleen; Chapter 7. Hernia; Chapter 8. Liver; Chapter 9. Gallbladder; Chapter 10. Pancreas; Chapter 11. Endocrine; Chapter 12. Trauma; Chapter 13. Critical Care; Chapter 14. Burns; Chapter 15. Wound Healing, Skin and Soft Tissue, and Plastic Surgery; Chapter 16. Breast; Chapter 17. Pediatric Surgery; Chapter 18. Vascular Surgery; Chapter 19. Cardiothoracic Surgery; Chapter 20. Transplant; Chapter 21. ENT; Chapter 22. Bariatric Surgery; Chapter 23. Urology; Chapter 24. Neurosurgery; Chapter 25. Orthopedics; Index
This volume focuses on Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC), a powerful tool allowing luminescence lifetime measurements to be made with high temporal resolution, even on single molecules. Combining spectrum and lifetime provides a “fingerprint” for identifying such molecules in the presence of a background. Used together with confocal detection, this permits single-molecule spectroscopy and microscopy in addition to ensemble measurements, opening up an enormous range of hot life science applications such as fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) and measurement of Förster Resonant Energy Transfer (FRET) for the investigation of protein folding and interaction. Several technology-related chapters present both the basics and current state-of-the-art, in particular of TCSPC electronics, photon detectors and lasers. The remaining chapters cover a broad range of applications and methodologies for experiments and data analysis, including the life sciences, defect centers in diamonds, super-resolution microscopy, and optical tomography. The chapters detailing new options arising from the combination of classic TCSPC and fluorescence lifetime with methods based on intensity fluctuation represent a particularly unique highlight.
Continuing in the tradition of the acclaimed first edition, Pharmacodynamic Basis of Herbal Medicine, Second Edition examines in extensive detail the physiologic effects of complimentary and alternative therapies, foods, supplements, vitamins, and traditional herbal remedies. The author considers the site, mode, and mechanism of action to explain the desired and adverse effects and interactions of each herb, drug, and food in an encyclopedic volume. Today’s Questions Devoting entire chapters to the most influential herbal remedies, the text either endorses or debunks popular conceptions with pure scientific data. The author provides answers to today’s naturopathic questions by paying particular attention to the chronic diseases engendered by obesity, as well as Alzheimer’s, cancer, imbalances of neurotransmitters such as Parkinson’s, and depression. The Latest Research Incorporating current research on the devastating role of chronic systemic inflammation and the cumulative effect of poor oxygen metabolism and free radicals on changes in mitochondrial DNA, enzyme activity, and accelerations in the aging process, the text bridges the gap between ancient remedies and modern knowledge. Effective Treatment Deconstructing the molecular mystery that is the interaction among herbal properties, physiology, and disease, Pharmacodynamic Basis of Herbal Medicine, Second Edition opens the door to successful herbal treatment.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The perfect holiday gift—a one-of-a-kind Star Wars experience that sheds new light on the original film. On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, more than forty contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the forty short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from the literary history of Star Wars: • Gary Whitta bridges the gap from Rogue One to A New Hope through the eyes of Captain Antilles. • Aunt Beru finds her voice in an intimate character study by Meg Cabot. • Nnedi Okorofor brings dignity and depth to a most unlikely character: the monster in the trash compactor. • Pablo Hidalgo provides a chilling glimpse inside the mind of Grand Moff Tarkin. • Pierce Brown chronicles Biggs Darklighter’s final flight during the Rebellion’s harrowing attack on the Death Star. • Wil Wheaton spins a poignant tale of the rebels left behind on Yavin. Plus thirty-four more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from: Ben Acker • Renée Ahdieh • Tom Angleberger • Ben Blacker • Jeffrey Brown • Rae Carson • Adam Christopher • Zoraida Córdova • Delilah S. Dawson • Kelly Sue DeConnick • Paul Dini • Ian Doescher • Ashley Eckstein • Matt Fraction • Alexander Freed • Jason Fry • Kieron Gillen • Christie Golden • Claudia Gray • E. K. Johnston • Paul S. Kemp • Mur Lafferty • Ken Liu • Griffin McElroy • John Jackson Miller • Daniel José Older • Mallory Ortberg • Beth Revis • Madeleine Roux • Greg Rucka • Gary D. Schmidt • Cavan Scott • Charles Soule • Sabaa Tahir • Elizabeth Wein • Glen Weldon • Chuck Wendig All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book—a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House has donated $100,000 to First Book, and Disney/Lucasfilm has donated 100,000 children’s books—valued at $1,000,000—to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education. Over the past sixteen years, Disney and Penguin Random House combined have donated more than eighty-eight million books to First Book.
"I packed a blue Samsonite suitcase with my belongings -- a couple of pairs of jeans and shirts, UB40 tapes, the Swiss army knife I had stolen from my mother, my Tibetan prayer book, and a red plastic Camay soap dish I bought in Dharamsala that had become a good luck charm for me." With these, all his worldly possessions at the age of seventeen, Daja Wangchuk Meston caught an airliner to America, the unfamiliar land of which he was a citizen, and began his arduous personal journey to discover and mend his long-severed ties to his family, his country, and, in a very real sense, his own identity. In this moving memoir, the author tells the incredible story of a young man who used his Buddhist upbringing and the love of a good woman -- his young wife -- to learn that forgiving others can play a critical role in healing a damaged soul. Daja had much to forgive. In the early 1970s, at the age of three, he was taken by his hippie American parents to Nepal and left in the care of a Tibetan family. The Tibetans in turn placed him in a Buddhist monastery where, at the age of six, he was ordained to be a monk. There, in scenes reminiscent of the novels of Charles Dickens, he was ostracized by the other boy monks, who taunted him for his Caucasian physical traits, left so hungry he stole scraps of bread, and slept on a flea-infested straw mat. He was an outsider in an insular monastic world, unable to understand what had befallen him and longing for the warmth of his mother's embrace. His mother became a Buddhist nun, and caring for a child, she thought, would impede her spiritual journey. Her occasional and brief visits with young Daja became increasingly rare. As he grew up, there were often years without a single maternal visit. His father, unbeknownst to the boy, had suffered a mental breakdown and returned, helpless, to Los Angeles. The story of Daja's self-generated ouster from the monastery as an adolescent (he pretended to have slept with a prostitute), his eventual migration to his homeland, his lifelong attempt to understand and reconnect with his parents, and his eventual and dangerous work on behalf of Tibetan rights under Chinese oppression make for a compelling reading experience. But more than that, the story of Daja Meston reminds us of the universal human need for roots and family bonds. It is ultimately an unforgettable story of love, hope, and forgiveness and of a gentle man with an enormous capacity for all three.
Shy Juliet Dove leaves Mr. Elives' magic shop with Helen of Troy's amulet--a virtual man magnet. Juliet doesn't know what she's got, but soon every boy in town is swoony for her. Yet, much as she'd like to lose all the unwanted attention, she can't: The amulet won't come off! A sidesplittingly funny, heartbreaking whirlwind of a book about the high cost of loving, from the award-winning author of My Teacher Is an Alien and The Unicorn Chronicles.
Both the Nazis and the Communists seized upon survival of the fittest theory in order to justify their wars and genocides. Was the science as bad as the morality? the End of Darwinism reports that the history of Darwinism is full of deception, error, and politics: A series of famous biologists have appeared to support Darwin's explanation for biological change while not actually believing in it. Even Thomas Huxley, "Darwin's bulldog," privately rejected Darwin's principles of gradual transformation and survival of the fittest. But Huxley needed the money he could make writing on a controversial topic, and he had a grudge against the church. Huxley boasted that, against the church, evolution was his "Whitworth gun," an advanced firearm of the time. Textbooks have been infested with phony examples of natural selection. Most popular has been Darwin's explanation for the height of the giraffe. This is an absurd mistake stemming from the English scientist's ignorance of giraffes and their feeding habits. Nevertheless, it has been published for nearly 140 years--so desperate are the Darwinists for evidence. Another textbook falsehood more than a hundred years old is the claim of gills on the human embryo. Few biologists have the nerve to go against the science establishment by criticizing Darwinism in public. However, Lynn Margulis, the world's leading authority on microbial evolution, notes the lack of evidence and calls Darwinism a "religious sect." Ever since Charles Darwin was alive, mathematicians have criticized his theory as nonsensical. In 1966 a big international conference pitted mathematicians against leading evolutionary biologists. In 1980 a conference of 160 biologist decided that Darwinism does not explain major evolutionary events, but in order to thwart the creationists, the biologists organized an amazingly effective cover-up.
The New York Times bestselling author of the Undead Novels takes on reincarnation in this unforgettable Insighter Novel about the pitfalls in past—and love—lives… Leah Nazir lives in a world where the past can and will come back to bite you in the ass. No, not teething ghosts—reincarnation! As an Insighter, it’s Leah’s job to delve into the murky and (often) deadly former lives of her patients. And she knows a thing or two about danger after killing her mother’s murderer with the help of new beau, Archer Drake. Isn’t he the best? Now, it’s time to take their relationship to the next level, but not in any way Leah could have predicted. She and Archer head to Chicago to meet his parents—and try to figure out why Archer’s dad killed his brother decades ago. When someone tries to sabotage their investigation, Leah must decide if the Drake family past is a deal breaker…
When Daine is summoned by the wolf pack that saved her life a year earlier, she knows she has to go. She and Numair travel to Dunlath Valley to answer the call. But when they arrive, Daine realizes with a shock that it's not just the animals whose lives are threatened; people are in danger too. Dunlath's rulers have discovered black opals in their valley and are dead set on mining the magic these stones embody. Daine learns that Dunlath's lord and lady plan to use this power to overthrow King Jonathan -- even if it means irreversibly damaging the land and killing their workers. On a mission to save both her animal friends and her human ones, Daine has to master her wild magic in order to fight for the kingdom and triumph over the would-be usurpers.
Most of us have been perplexed by a strange sense of familiarity when doing something for the first time. We feel that we have been here before, or done this before, but know for sure that this is impossible. In fact, according to numerous surveys, about two-thirds of us have experienced déjà vu at least once, and most of us have had multiple experiences. There are a number of credible scientific interpretations of déjà vu, and this book summarizes the broad range of published work from philosophy, religion, neurology, sociology, memory, perception, psychopathology, and psychopharmacology. This book also includes discussion of cognitive functioning in retrieval and familiarity, neuronal transmission, and double perception during the déjà vu experience.
A #1 New York Times bestseller from the fantasy author who is legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. In this second book in the Beka Cooper Trilogy, Beka uses her unique magic and street smarts to solve dangerous mystery! Is Beka ready for her first real mission? Beka Cooper is having trouble settling into the Provost's Guard. In just five months as a full member, she's already gone through four partners. But now she's teamed up with the renowned Dog Goodwin and an even more famous dog--a scent hound named Achoo. Part of a team at last, Beka is sent on a special mission to Port Caynn. Once there, she delves deeper into the dark underworld of Tortall and learns that corruption extends beyond the Rogue's Court of criminals. It would be risky to continue to investigate, but Beka's not one to give up the scent. Even if it means ending her career . . . permanently. The Beka Cooper Trilogy introduces an amazing young woman who is the ancestor to one of Tamora Pierce's most popular characters: George Cooper. Here, Pierce gives fans exactly what they want--a smart, savvy heroine making a name for herself on the mean streets of Tortall's Lower City--while offering plenty to appeal to new readers as well! "Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home." --SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace." --LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Nutritional supplement research concerning brain health and neurological disease is becoming an important focus. While nutritional supplements are very popular for general health and well being, the effectiveness of common supplements and their impact on general brain health and for the treatment or prevention of neurological disease is not clearly understood. This comprehensive introduction to bioactive nutraceuticals for brain and neurological provides a foundation review for research neuroscientists, clinical neurologists, pharmacology researchers and nutrition scientists on what we know now about these supplements and the brain and where focused research is still necessary. Foundational review content covering nutrition and brain and neurological health Reviews known nutritional supplements and impact on brain and neurological health Comprehensive coverage ideal for research scientists and clinical practitioners
When you gamble with kingdoms, all bets are off. Legends are born in this thrilling and New York Times bestselling spy saga from the fantasy author who is legend herself: Tamora Pierce. Aly is from a family known for great deeds. She is the daughter of Alanna, the famed knight and King’s Champion of Tortall. But even though she is bold and brave, like her mother, her true talents lie on her father’s side, in the art of spying. When Aly is captured by pirates and sold as a slave to an exiled royal family in the faraway Copper Isles, she strikes a bargain with the trickster god. If she can keep young noblewomen Sarai and Dove safe for the summer, then he will return Aly to her family. The task should be simple, but Sarai and Dove are anything but. It’s a time of murderous plotting at court, and Aly will need to rely on her training and the insights of a strange young man named Nawat to survive in a world where trust can cost you your life. “Tamora Pierce’s books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home.” —SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Tamora Pierce didn’t just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we’re all just running to keep pace.” —LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author
The third book in the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. The path to knighthood is full of surprises. . . . Keladry of Mindelan dreams of becoming squire to the famous female knight Alanna the Lioness, but she worries that she will not be selected by her hero—perhaps not by any knight master. When Kel is picked instead by the legendary Lord Raoul, the unexpected honor shocks her enemies across the realm. Kel must quickly prove herself up to the task, mastering her fighting and leadership skills while discovering what it takes to be part of the royal guard. A new romance is blossoming as well, bringing with it the rush of first love and the unexpected challenges of balancing knight work and a relationship. All the while, Kel prepares for her biggest fear: the infamous “Ordeal,” the last challenge that stands between her and knighthood. More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying 101 while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure. "Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home." —SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace." —LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author
The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. Victory is not always what it seems. Keladry of Mindelan has finally achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a knight—but it’s not quite what she imagined. In the midst of a brutal war, Kel has been assigned to oversee a refugee camp. She’s sure it’s because Lord Wyldon still doesn’t see her as equal to the men. Nevertheless, she’s learning the importance of caring for people who have been robbed of their homes, wealth, and self-respect. Perhaps this battle is as important as the war with Scanra? When Kel has a vision of the man behind the horrific killing devices that her friends are fighting without her, will she honor her sworn duty . . . or embark on a quest that could turn the tide of the war? More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying 101 while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure. "Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home." —SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace." —LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Thirteen-year-old DaIne has always had a knack with animals, but it's not until she's forced to leave home that she realizes it's more than a knack -- it's magic. With this wild magic, not only can Daine speak to animals, but also she can make them obey her. Daine takes a job handling horses for the Queen's Riders, where she meets the master mage Numair and becomes his student. Under Numair's guidance, Daine explores the scope of her magic. But she begins to sense other beings too: immortals. These bloodthirsty monsters have been imprisoned in the Divine Realms for the past four hundred years, but now someone has broken the barrier. It's up to Daine and her friends to defend their world from an immortal attack.
WHAT MAKES A warrior? This gutsy collection of 15 original short stories compiled by bestselling author Tamora Pierce and anthologist-author Josepha Sherman answers this question with thought, heart, a lot of variety, and an occasional wink. Contributors include some of today’s most-beloved fantasy and sciencefiction authors: Tamora Pierce, Holly Black, Pamela Service, Margaret Mahy, Bruce Holland Rogers, Mike Resnick, Brent Hartinger, and more. From the Hardcover edition.
Rozpoczynają się wakacje 1908 roku, a wraz z nimi kolonie w Wilhelmówce. Stu pięćdziesięciu chłopców o niespożytych zasobach energii stara się wcielić w życie szalone pomysły, właściwe bezbrzeżnej dziecięcej wyobraźni. Historia przekomarzań, bezgotówkowych interesów, silnych a krótkotrwałych fascynacji zdaje się nie mieć końca. Skąpany w letnim słońcu rozgardiasz starają się opanować wychowawcy, którzy dają chłopcom zarówno mnóstwo swobody, jak i poczucie bezpieczeństwa. Świat na kolonii nie jest jednak idealny – wakacyjna beztroska przeplatana jest codziennymi problemami: P. starszy, S. i B. zniszczyli ptasie gniazdo, dyżurni oblizują miód, dziewczynki z pobliskiej kolonii rzucają szyszkami, a Piechowicz cisnął komuś grzybem w oko. Takie sprawy zawsze kończą się ugodą, chociaż prawo obowiązuje wszystkich jednakowo i za męczenie żab obowiązuje kara klęczenia przez dziesięć minut. z recenzji „Króla Maciusia Pierwszego” Polecam tę książkę wszystkim dorosłym, aby sobie przypomnieli, jak wygląda świat z perspektywy dziecka i dzieciom w wieku szkolnym, aby zobaczyły, że pewne sprawy warto zostawić dorosłym. mini-kultura.pl Najmłodszych ma zachęcać do zmieniania świata, ale też uczyć, że każda decyzja ma konsekwencje – dla starszych jest jak zwierciadło, w którym odbijają się wyolbrzymione wady dorosłości. Monika Stachura, zwierciadło.pl
Christentum, Judentum und Islam: Die gegenseitige Verwandtschaft und Untrennbarkeit der drei großen monotheistischen Religionen bilden den Kern von Lessings Klassiker „Nathan der Weise“. Die Figur des Nathan ist Sinnbild geworden für gegenseitige Toleranz und Menschlichkeit. Die von ihm vorgetragene Interpretation der Ringparabel, die der Frage nach der einen, „wahren“ Religion nachgeht, gilt als Schlüsseltext der Aufklärung. Dabei ist das bis heute aufgeführte Theaterstück ein Plädoyer für den aufklärerischen Toleranzgedanken.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Neuere Deutsche Literatur, Note: 2,0, Freie Universität Berlin (Institut für deutsche und niederländische Philologie), Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar: Befremdung und Anteilnahme bei Lessing, 17 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Lessings Spätwerk ist geprägt von einer Auseinandersetzung mit verschiedenen eschatologischen Entwürfen, in den großen Weltreligionen als auch in der Philosophie seiner Zeitgenossen. Das gilt für sein theoretisch-philosophisches wie auch für sein dichterisches Schaffen. Insbesondere das dramatische Gedicht „Nathan der Weise“ ist der Nachwelt immer wieder als mustergültiges Beispiel für die Verkörperung des Toleranzgedankens aufgefallen. In der Schrift „Die Erziehung des Menschengeschlechts“ lieferte Lessing zuvor die theoretisch-philosophische Fundierung seines Toleranzbegriffes. In dieser Arbeit geht es um ideengeschichtliche Aspekte seines Toleranzgedankens im Spannungsfeld zwischen bloßer Duldung des Fremden und wahrer Akzeptanz. Es soll untersucht werden, wie der späte Lessing sein Konzept einer auf Toleranz basierenden, utopischen Menschheitsgemeinschaft mit den Ausdrucksmitteln des Theaters verwirklichen, und mehr noch: zur gelebten Praxis werden lassen wollte. Dazu soll der Dichter Lessing auch und gerade als Philosoph betrachtet werden. Der vielzitierte Satz aus einem Brief an Elise Reimarus vom 06.September 1778, demzufolge er sich nach unglücklich durchstandenem Goeze-Streit und daraus resultierendem eingeschränktem Publikationsverbot wieder „auf [s]einer alten Kanzel, dem Theater“1zu vermelden gedenke, läßt doch nur um so deutlicher werden, wie sehr er sich in der Zeit unmittelbar zuvor seinen philosophischen Studien widmete, ja, wie wichtig und ernst ihm die philosophischen Diskurse seiner Zeit waren. Daher wird mit einer Analyse der Erziehungsschrift begonnen. An den daraus resultierenden Forderungen soll der Dichter Lessing dann in einem zweiten Arbeitsschritt gemessen werden. Schließlich sollen noch einige Überlegungen zu der Frage angestellt werden, welche Einwände aus heutiger Perspektive gegen Lessings Auffassung von Toleranz vorgebracht werden können. Noch eine Bemerkung zum Verfahren: hier soll eine so weit als möglich auf die beiden genannten Texte Lessings fokussierte Lesart geprobt werden. Durchaus interessante Hintergründe, die für ein umfassendes Verständnis zweifellos wichtig gewesen wären, müssen daher hintanstehen oder werden überhaupt gar nicht zur Geltung kommen. Das gilt etwa für die problematischen Fragen zur Textgenese der Erziehungsschrift, den „Fragmentenstreit“ zwischen Lessing und dem Hamburger Hauptpastor Goeze, aber auch für den Einfluß der Philosophie Leibnizscher Prägung auf Lessing.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1996 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Neuere Deutsche Literatur, Note: sehr gut, FernUniversität Hagen (Neuere deutsche Literaturwissenschaft II), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Gotthold Ephraim Lessings „Nathan der Weise“ ist oft als Vermächtnis eines grossen Aufklärers bezeichnet worden. Betrachtet man Werke als Klassiker, die zu verschiedenen Zeiten immer wieder die Auseinandersetzung mit ihnen selber und der jeweiligen Gegenwart provozieren, dann kann dieses dramatische Gedicht mit Recht so bezeichnet werden. Es hat in den zwei Jahrhunderten seit seinem ersten Erscheinen 1779 nicht zuletzt wegen den darin angesprochenen religiösen Aspekten manche Diskussionen angeregt, und es ist sicher kein Zufall, dass der „Nathan“ von den Nationalsozialisten genauso rigoros abgelehnt wurde wie er nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg quasi als kompensatorische Gegenreaktion auf allen wichtigen Bühnen gespielt wurde. Ein Aufruf vielleicht zu Völkerverständigung und Toleranz - darin liegt auch heute noch seine Aktualität, aber auch seine Brisanz. Lessing zeigt uns die drei monotheistischen Religionen, das Christentum, den Islam und das Judentum, ganz direkt im Wirken und im Charakter der dramatis personae, die bereits im Personenverzeichnis mit ihrer jeweiligen Glaubenszugehörigkeit ausgewiesen werden. Er lässt die Figuren also nicht einfach nur über Religion reden, sondern Religion sein. Im folgenden soll deshalb erörtert werden, wie das Christentum, der Islam und das Judentum - repräsentiert von den dramatis personae - im „Nathan“ dargestellt werden, in welchem Verhältnis sie zueinander stehen (sollten) und welche Rolle dabei die in der Ringparabel entwickelten Ideen spielen.