Vali (Amar Chitra Katha)
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Vali (Amar Chitra Katha)

Vali, Sugreeva and Hanuman have key roles in Valmiki's famous epic, Ramayana, from which our Amar Chitra Katha has been drawn. They were begotten in the monkey tribe by Indra, king of the Devas, Surya, the sun-god, and Pavana, the wind-god respectively, to help Vishnu when he manifested himself on earth as Rama, Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna, the four sons of King Dashratha of Ayodhya, to destroy the evil Ravana. Vali became the ...

The Complete Book on Takeout Doubles
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The Complete Book on Takeout Doubles

This text provides an exploration of the oldest - and most useful - convention in bridge, the takeout double. Originally published in 1994, this book has been revised and updated to take into account modern developments in competitive bidding, one of the most rapidly changing parts of the game, not least in the new and varied uses of doubles.

Walter Block, "Défendre les indéfendables"
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Défendre les indéfendables

Attention, ce livre va déplaire, heurter, hérisser! Il va peut-être,…aussi, convaincre. Une fois bien distinguée, en guise d'avant-propos, la différence fondamentale entre une activité moralement condamnable et le droit inaliénable juridiquement reconnu à tel ou telle de l'exercer, Walter Block entend démontrer, en bon économiste utilitariste, que ces activités que notre société rédécouvre sont non seulement acceptables mais bénéfiqu...

Predictions: 10 Years Later
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Predictions: 10 Years Later

You must read this book. It is the most delightful one on forecasting I have encountered in a very long time. Written for the enjoyment of both layperson and professional, it is fascinating and provocative. The author and much of the subject matter presented will be familiar to our readers ... The title originally proposed by the author was The S-curve Adventure, which is far more indicative of the nature of the work. The author has ...

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World
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Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction is a fascinating and critically insightful addition to the growing body of scholarly work that examines how literary texts for adolescent readers engage with posthumanism. Tarr and White have brought together an eclectic collection of essays which consider key posthumanist issues―such as networked subjectivities and embodiment―from a feminist lens that is acutely attuned to the discourses of power ...

Reading Derrida and Ricoeur: Improbable Encounters Between Deconstruction and Hermeneutics
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Reading Derrida and Ricoeur

Offers a constructive new approach to the debate between hermeneutics and deconstruction. Written in the aftermath of the deaths of the French philosophers Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) and Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005), this book is an important and innovative study of the contentious relation between deconstruction and hermeneutics. Offering close readings of Derrida’s and Ricoeur’s writings on phenomenology, psychoanalysis, structuralist...

The Giza Death Star
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The Giza Death Star

Everything by Joseph Farrell, PhD (Oxford) is astounding in research, writing and unique insights. This is the fifth Farrell book I have read, an the man never ceases to amaze me. As a high-honors Georgetown grad, Phi Beta Kappa, and former intel, US Marine Corps, I took the trouble of looking up many of his footnotes -- and everything the man says, asn unbelievable as it seems, CAN be verified. This is so very important because, bas...

Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School
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Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School

Two years in the cauldron of capitalism-"horrifying and very funny" (The Wall Street Journal) In this candid and entertaining insider's look at the most influential school in global business, Philip Delves Broughton draws on his crack reporting skills to describe his madcap years at Harvard Business School. Ahead of the Curve recounts the most edifying and surprising lessons learned in the quest for an MBA, from the ingenious chicane...

20 Ways to Draw a Dress and 44 Other Fabulous Fashions and Accessories
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20 Ways to Draw a Dress and 44 Other Fabulous Fashions and Accessories

She wants to be a fashion designer but complained to me that she cannot draw! This book contains simplified drawings of fashions to stimulate her imagination with blank pages she can sketch on. It provides a language she can use to communicate designs without several years of anatomy and drawing classes! How perfect was this birthday gift for a 13 year old aspiring to be a wedding dress designer!

The Writer's Idea Thesaurus: An Interactive Guide for Developing Ideas for Novels and Short Stories
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The Writer's Idea Thesaurus

This book is pretty cool, lots of interesting jump start ideas or ideas to help you knock yourself out of being stuck on a manuscript. I write romance, so I didn't find too much that worked for me - though I love the idea of it. I have a nephew who writes fantasy so when I gave it to him, he has found it quite useful.