"Tan's lovingly laid out and masterfully rendered tale about the immigrant experience is a documentary magically told." -- Art Spiegelman, author of Maus"An absolute wonder." -- Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis"A magical river of strangers and their stories!" -- Craig Thompson, author of Blankets"A shockingly imaginative graphic novel that captures the sense of adventure and wonder that surrounds a new arrival on the shores of a shining new city. Wordless, but with perfect narrative flow, Tan gives us a story filled with cityscapes worthy of Winsor McCay." -- Jeff Smith, author of Bone"Shaun Tan's artwork creates a fantastical, hauntingly familiar atmosphere... Strange, moving, and beautiful." -- Jon J. Muth, Caldecott Medal-winning author of Zen Shorts"Bravo." -- Brian Selznick, Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret"Magnificent." -- David Small, Caldecott Medalist
To celebrate the arrival of Prince George Alexander Louis, born on July 22, 2013, this lavish volume explores the lives and upbringings of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate. Packed with photos, including images of the new prince, it examines the monarchy's must-know rules and traditions. Royal watchers will treasure this beautiful memento.
In A Short History of the United States, National Book Award winner Robert V. Remini offers a much-needed, concise history of our country. This accessible and lively volume contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, growth, and development of the American nation and its institutions, including the arrival and migration of Native Americans, the founding of a republic under the Constitution, the emergence of the United States as a world power, the outbreak of terrorism here and abroad, the Obama presidency, and everything in between.
In Mark Twain and the Colonel, Philip McFarland tells the story of the rich years of American history between 1890 and 1910 through the fully engaged involvement of two of its most vital participants. The narrative unfolds in six sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the United States of the early twentieth century that continues to matter to this day: America as an imperialist nation, America as a continental nation, America as a racial nation, America as a corporate nation, America at home, and America striving for peace. In this short span of years, the America of the late nineteenth century will move substantially closer to the America we know today, thanks in part to the influence and actions of Mark Twain and Theodore Roosevelt, two of the most influential figures of the age.
Bill Gram is the leader of the Outcasts, a band of six Moon residents that handle ‘clandestine’ jobs on Earth. With Mars and Earth on the brink of war due to the Outcasts’ failure to stop the plans of Hours, the alien leader of Earth, Gram and his team somberly return home. But on the flight to the Moon, they are brutally violated by an attack of unknown physical and psychological origin. Their minds and bodies corrupted, they must fight the invader to save their lives, and possibly the lives of everyone on the Moon. If Gram is to survive and become a god, he must first succeed as a captain.
For years dog trainer Michael Wombacher has worked with expecting dog owners to prevent problems between dogs and children. He has also unfortunately witnessed too many families forced to surrender their beloved family companions because they failed to prepare the dog for the arrival of a new family member. In Good Dog, Happy Baby, Wombacher lays out a twelve-step process that will give families the skills they need to navigate this new era of their lives. These skills include how to evaluate dogs, resolve common behavior problems, and fully prepare dogs for a new baby. This easy-to-use guide, filled with photos and simple instructions, makes a great gift for any expecting family with a dog, whether the dog is perfectly trained or in serious need of behavioral help.
Humans. Vampires. God. Lucifer.One woman stands between them...And they all want her dead.Paresh Hawthorne returns to her childhood home never expecting to learn that her guardian uncle actually kidnapped her, or that the man who should have raised her, attorney Eric Ravenscroft, is an ageless Civil War veteran. Perhaps even more alarming is how Paresh affects Eric—her very essence both tames the vampiric beast within his heart...and calls to it. As Eric grapples with desire and unearthly urges, a cloaked man haunts Paresh’s dreams, and another threat appears in Jonathan, an ominous vampire with murky motives of his own.Mysteries and lies stack upon escalating threats—both human and vampire—and the danger builds into a situation beyond anyone’s control. The Vampiric High Council’s Arch Elder has staked his interest in Paresh, and the grace of God may not be enough to protect her. If the fabled prophecy to redeem the Vampiric Nation is actually upon them, will their cold-hearted leader choose salvation...or order Jonathan to kill their savior in favor of destruction?
Widely held as the most important Business Architecture book to date, the authors illustrate the discipline's transformation from IT Enterprise Architecture to a business imperative necessary for rapid response to change. Business and Dynamic Change The Arrival of Business Architecture This book represents the collaborative work of the industry's top experts, and thought leaders. As explained in the Foreword by best-selling author Keith Swenson, Chair of the Business Architecture Working Group, "The chapters in this book are from visionaries who see the need for business leaders to define their organizations to be agile and robust in the face of external changes." Swenson adds,"The people making the architecture cannot know the pressures that will be faced. Instead, it must support leaders and executives within the organization to make consistently good decisions on how to adapt their practices. The architecture is not a plan that anticipates all the decisions, instead it embodies a set of core guiding principles that enable decision making." Part One The Big Picture of Architecture Business Architecture Information Necessity Business Architecture: Setting the Record Straight Making Sense of the Architecture Jungle Converting Decision to Action Design and Reengineering of Business: An Engineering Approach Building a Foundation for Business Architecture How Business Architecture Enables Agility in a Dynamic Market Part Two Where the Rubber Meets the Road Linking Architectures for Business Results Database Reverse Engineering for Business Due Diligence Heat-mapped Value Streams as the Translation from Strategy to Action Applying Architecture to Business Transformation and Decision-making: Case Aalto University Business Architecture for Process-Oriented Learning in Public Administration Leveraging Architecture Federation to Increase the Value and Use of Architecture BA Practical Data Governance Understand that the term "business" used this way is not limited to for-profit enterprises but includes all forms of organizations that have a strategic need to accomplish goals. Pragmatically speaking, business architecture is the conceptual understanding that people have on why particular choices were made in forming the organization in a particular way. This book will help you understand your options and how to relate them to your own organization.
The key question is straight-forward; "What do I need in order to put together an organization to do something?" Related to that is; "How can I change an existing organization to do something new or different?" This Special Edition “Linking Architectures for Business Results” presents a viewpoint by industry thought-leader Jude Chagas Pereira who looks in detail at how organizations find that they now own multiple initiatives based around the BPM banner, but which are not truly linked or aligned. He uses specific examples from the banking industry to illustrate how business processes need to be linked with organizational strategy to ensure effective strategy execution. This key chapter is excerpted from new book “Business and Dynamic Change: The Arrival of Business Architecture” and is complemented by the Foreword by best-selling author Keith Swenson and a thoughtful chapter by industry veteran Frank Kowalkowski, “Making Sense of the Architecture Jungle.” “Business and Dynamic Change: The Arrival of Business Architecture” presents a complete approach to business architecture and the how-to and why-to of architecting an enterprise. Top industry practitioners, inventors and thought-leaders gather here to present valuable insights into the emerging understanding of the importance of business architecture as a critical component of enterprise architecture. Simply stated, architecture is a structure that exists for some purpose that is represented by a set of components and their relationships to each other. In this case, we are interested in how this idea applies to structure of organizations of all types: governments, non-profits, for profit, educational and others. Read “Business and Dynamic Change: The Arrival of Business Architecture” at https://www.amazon.com/Business-Dynamic-Change-Arrival-Architecture-ebook/dp/B01A05X100
SOMEONE OR SOMETHING PLANTED AND POPULATED THE GARDEN OF EDEN EONS AGO. WHAT DO YOU SUPPOSE WOULD HAPPEN IF THAT ENTITY RETURNED AND SAW WHAT WE HAVE MADE FROM IT? WHAT WOULD ‘IT’ DO? HOW WOULD ‘IT’ DO IT?
Europe's Atlantic facade has long been treated as marginal to the formation of the European Bronze Age and the puzzle of the origin and early spread of the Indo-European languages. Until recently the idea that Atlantic Europe was a wholly pre-Indo-European world throughout the Bronze Age remained plausible. Rapidly expanding evidence for the later prehistory and the pre-Roman languages of the West increasingly exclude that possibility. It is therefore time to refocus on a narrowing list of ‘suspects' as possible archaeological proxies for the arrival of this great language family and emergence of its Celtic branch. This reconsideration inevitably throws penetrating new light on the formation of later prehistoric Atlantic Europe and the implications of new evidence for interregional connections. Celtic from the West 2 continues the series launched with Celtic from the West: Alternative Perspectives from Archaeology, Genetics, Language and Literature (2010; 2012) in exploring the new idea that the Celtic languages emerged in the Atlantic Zone during the Bronze Age. This Celtic Atlantic hypothesis represents a major departure from the long-established, but increasingly problematical scenario in which the Ancient Celtic languages and peoples called Keltoi (Celts) are closely bound up with the archaeology of the Hallstatt and La Tene cultures of Iron Age west-central Europe.
Europe’s Atlantic façade has long been treated as marginal to the formation of the European Bronze Age and the puzzle of the origin and early spread of the Indo-European languages. Until recently the idea that Atlantic Europe was a wholly pre-Indo-European world throughout the Bronze Age remained plausible. Rapidly expanding evidence for the later prehistory and the pre-Roman languages of the West increasingly exclude that possibility. It is therefore time to refocus on a narrowing list of ‘suspects’ as possible archaeological proxies for the arrival of this great language family and emergence of its Celtic branch. This reconsideration inevitably throws penetrating new light on the formation of later prehistoric Atlantic Europe and the implications of new evidence for inter-regional connections.
Celtic from the West 2: Rethinking the Bronze Age and the Arrival of Indo-European in Atlantic Europe
Jake Melkins is a few months away from turning twenty-one. By the Seceltor Empire's laws, he will have to go to a breeding camp, or directly into slavery. Neither choice appeals to him. All this changes with the arrival of a space-and-time-traveling being known as Evaran at the space station turned rest stop that Jake lives on.To make things complicated, Greecho, the slaver who abducted Jake as a kid, has arrived at the station. He and his crew, along with his twenty-two-year-old human pet, Kathy, are about to go on a slave run to Earth.Evaran has decided to interfere and free Jake and Kathy. That decision will lead him to Earth, where he will need to deal with the consequences.Note: This is available for free to mailing list subscribers. You can find the signup on my website
Excerpt from The Capture, the Prison Pen, and the Escape: Giving an Account of Prison Life in the South, Principally at Richmond, Danville, Macon, Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Millin, Salisbury and Andersonville; Describing the Arrival of Prisoners, Plans of Escape, With Incidents and Anectodes of Prison LifeIT has been my aim in the preparation of these pages, to give a plain, unvarnished narrative of facts and incidents Of Prison Life, as they occurred under my own Observation during an experience Of fourteen months, in various Southern Prisons.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
It is 2047 as the planet faces the beginning of an apocalyptic event. Among the chaos, a new leader emerges with a miraculous plan for world order. The world sees this young man as the savior. But as the opposing ancient souls, Harem and Helem, battle to claim the right to humankind, no one really knows what the future holds.Mia Milagro is just ten when she wakes up and discovers the only world she knows is gone. After the prodigy unearths a life-altering secret that is leaked to the authorities, she is quickly labeled a traitor and is forced to flee. As she and several other fugitives tussle to survive and protect what they believe is humanity's salvation, Mia has no idea that the Harem are her allies. One thing is certain--some must die so the rest can live.The Second Coming: The Arrival intertwines science fiction and fantasy with Christian prophecy to share a gripping tale of perseverance and ingenuity as a young genius becomes immersed in a life-and-death battle to save humanity.
Narrated with frequent flashbacks of significant events from the past, this memoir is a lucid, powerfully authentic, and vividly depicted account of a 17-year-old boy who survives the starvation and trials of the Lodz Ghetto—including witnessing a public hanging—only to be sent with his mother to the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp. Mietek Weintraub recalls, in scrupulous detail, being separated from his mother upon arrival at Auschwitz; the brutal murder of the chief of the Lodz Ghetto police force by a kapo; the demise of the eldest Jew in the ghetto, “King” Chaim Runkowski; and the wanton cruelty of the SS and their kapo underlings. He also describes his struggles with his trust in God as his time in the labor camp progressed. This is the unflinching and unforgettable story of one man’s struggle to survive the Holocaust.
This book is volume two in the series The Sorceress and Her Family. Amber Mitchell is taking a new step in her life. She's getting married to Donald Reynolds. The wedding ceremony goes off smoothly. But soon, the family is dealing with some magical adversaries. But the biggest surprise for Donald and Amber is a prediction about the future of their nine year old son Bobby that comes with The Arrival of the Elf Princess... This book picks up a few days after the first volume in the series, The Unknown Adversaries ends.