´´This tale captured me and held me hostage to the very last page. Breathlessly waiting for the next book.´´--Donita K. Paul, author of The Dragon Keeper Chronicles and The Chiril ChroniclesEla Roeh of Parne doesn´t understand why her beloved Creator, the Infinite, wants her to become His prophet. She´s undignified and bad-tempered, and at age seventeen she´s much too young. In addition, no prophet of Parne has ever been a girl. Worst of all, as Parne´s elders often warn, if she agrees to become the Infinite´s prophet, Ela knows she will die young.Yet she can´t imagine living without Him. Determined to hear the Infinite´s voice, Ela accepts the sacred vinewood branch and is sent to bring the Infinite´s word to a nation torn apart by war. There she meets a young ambassador determined to bring his own justice for his oppressed people. As they form an unlikely partnership, Ela battles how to balance the leading of her heart with the leading of the Infinite.
Exploring more than 100 of the most important ideas, organizations, and events to have defined the feminist movement, this is an essential introduction to feminism. The latest entry in DK´s bestselling Big Ideas series, The Feminism Book is a complete study of feminism. Trace the subject from its origins, through the suffrage campaigns of the late 19th century, to recent developments such as the Everyday Sexism Project and the #MeToo movement. Examine the ideas that underpin feminist thought through crucial figures, from Simone de Beauvoir to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and discover the wider social, cultural, and historical context of their impact. Find out who campaigned for birth control, when the term ´´intersectionality´´ was coined, and what ´´postfeminism´´ really means in this comprehensive book. Using the Big Ideas series´ trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics, the most significant concepts and theories have never been easier to understand. Includes inspirational quotations, eye-catching infographics, and clear flowcharts, The Feminism Book is a must-have for anyone with an interest in the subject.
Boris Vasiliev - Soviet writer, playwright, screenwriter, author of immortal works that are included in the fund of Russian and Soviet classics. First of all, this is the story ´´And the Dawns Here are Quiet ...´´, ´´Not Listed on the Lists´´, the novel ´´Don´t Shoot the White Swans´´.
Someone heard your story and said, “You should write a book.” Is this true? Maybe their words took you by surprise or maybe they confirmed what you’ve been feeling for a while now—you are called to write. Believe it or not, this happens a lot and is a common motivator for people to start thinking about writing a book. But where do you start and how do you even write a book? So They Say You Should Write a Book is a first-time author’s guide to book writing in the competitive publishing industry. Casually written and easy-to-understand, it is jam-packed with necessary insight, tips, advice, how-tos, quick-reference guides, and checklists to help you write the book (or books) you are destined to write. You will learn how to Discover and write for your unique target audience Organize your book so it makes the right impact Write generously and at the center of your reader’s desires or felt need Achieve the right length or word count for your book Minimize libel and defamation violations when writing your personal story Choose the right editor and other key players for your publishing dream team Build a budget for the costs associated with writing a great book And more! Don’t only write because “they” say you should. Write because you want to and you need to. Whether you traditionally publish or self-publish, write because you must write and then write it well.
´´The Book of Witches´´, popular history and overview of witchcraft by Oliver Madox Hueffer (1876 - 1931), a prolific writer and journalist who was renowned for his sexual and other exploits. ´´The Book of Witches´´ is not an exhaustive treatise on witches and witchcraft, treated scientifically, historically and so forth. The author endeavors to produce a picture from which a general impression may be gained. He shows whence the witch came and why, as well as what she was and is; to point out how necessary she is and must be to the happiness of mankind, and how great the responsibility of those who seek to infect others with their skepticism because they do not believe in her.
Teachers and flutists at all levels have praised Nancy Toff´s The Flute Book, a unique one-stop guide to the flute and its music. Organized into four main parts--The Instrument, Performance, The Music, and Repertoire Catalog--the book begins with a description of the instrument and its making, offers information on choosing and caring for a flute, sketches a history of the flute, and discusses differences between members of the flute family. In the Performance section, readers learn about breathing, tone, vibrato, articulation, technique, style, performing, and recording. In the extensive analysis of flute literature that follows, Toff places individual pieces in historical context. The book ends with a comprehensive catalog of solo and chamber repertoire, and includes appendices with fingering charts as well as lists of current flute manufacturers, repair shops, sources for flute music and books, and flute clubs and related organizations worldwide. In this Third Edition, Toff has updated the book to reflect technology´s advancements--like new digital recording technology and recordings´ more prevalent online availability--over the last decade. She has also accounted for new scholarship on baroque literature; recent developments such as the contrabass flute, quarter-tone flute, and various manufacturing refinements and experiments; consumers´ purchase prices for flutes; and a thoroughly updated repertoire catalog and appendices.
Most of us face the same questions every day: What do I want? And how can I get it? How can I live more happily and work more efficiently?A UK bestseller, The Decision Book distils into a single volume the fifty best decision-making models used on MBA courses and elsewhere that will help you tackle these important questions - from the well known (the Eisenhower matrix for time management) to the less familiar but equally useful (the Swiss Cheese model). It will even show you how to remember everything you will have learned by the end of it. Stylish and compact, this little black book is a powerful asset. Whether you need to plot a presentation, assess someone´s business idea or get to know yourself better, this unique guide will help you simplify any problem and take steps towards the right decision.
From the author of Sistina, Alone in the Light, and World Hunger The Book of Names is Brian Kenneth Swain?s first collection of short fiction. The stories, characters, and themes explored in this work are as universal as they are diverse: bravery, greed, legacy, and a serious infatuation with horses and French horns. In the title story, one soldier turns hopelessness into a moment of grandeur and sacrifice. In ?The Antique Shop,? the proprietor and his customer marvel at the absurdity of debating the provenance and value of a book that cannot possibly exist, despite it being there in the shop with them. And in ?Convergence,? two Middle Eastern men share a drink and speak of the inestimable loss each has suffered in a recent terrorist attack, and the terrible secret that binds them together. Swain dissects with candor and immediacy the emotions and motivations of his characters, whether in response to dowsing a well, opening a hamburger shop, working to thwart child abusers, talking a friend off a ledge, or shopping for one?s own casket. The people are instantly recognizable, the fears and joys are boundless, and the language is imbued with empathy, honesty, and humor. The inhabitants of The Book of Names are your neighbors, your friends, your family, possibly even yourself.
The authors of the international bestseller The Decision Book teach us how to communicate better at work and in everyday life The internationally bestselling duo Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler have tested the 44 most important communication theories - from Aristotle´s thoughts on presenting through Proust on asking questions to the Harvard Negotiation Project - for their practicality in daily business life. In The Communication Book they distil them into a single volume that in their winning way turns seemingly difficult ideas into clear and entertaining diagrams. From running better meetings and improving the conversations in your head to brushing up on your listening skills and small talk, the pair masterfully fuses theoretical knowledge and business advice with humour and practicality. They show that we can improve not only what we communicate, but how we do so. Whether you´re a CEO or starting out - or want to improve your relationships at home - this smartly-illustrated and compact guide will improve your communication skills and help you form more meaningful connections at work, while smiling too.