´´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.
´´The Book of Lashes by Mois Benarroch is full of true poetry of the oldest genre of Hebrew poetry: Prophecy.´´ Yitzhak Laor, Haaretz 11/29/2005 ´´The Israeli Bukowski.´´ Yaron Avitov, Yediot Ajaronot, 1/11/2000 For the first time in English we get a full translation of the book ´´The Book of Lashes´´, a book that revolutionized modern Hebrew poetry in the 21st century and created a new movement of social and engaged poetry. Mois Benarroch is the winner of the most prestigious poetry prize in Israel, the Yehuda Amichai poetry prize, which was awarded to him in 2012.
Eight madcap tales of unpredictable dragons — including one made of ice, another that takes refuge in the General Post Office, and a fire-breathing monster that flies out of an enchanted book and eats an entire soccer team! Marvelous adventure and excitement for make-believers of all ages.
Books and Persons was previously published as articles under Bennett's pseudonym, Jacob Tonson in the magazine The New Age. He wrote these essays in Paris, London, Switzerland and the Forest of Fontainebleau, covering such topics as ´´Ugliness in Fiction,´´ ´´The Novel of the Season,´´ ´´German Expansion,´´ and ´´Joseph Conrad.´´
The Book of the Damned was the first published nonfiction work by American author Charles Fort (first edition 1919). Concerning various types of anomalous phenomena including UFOs, strange falls of both organic and inorganic materials from the sky, odd weather patterns, the possible existence of creatures generally believed to be mythological, disappearances of people, and many other phenomena, the book is considered to be the first of the specific topic of anomalistics. Charles Hoy Fort (August 6, 1874 – May 3, 1932) was an American writer and researcher who specialized in anomalous phenomena. The terms Fortean and Forteana are sometimes used to characterize various such phenomena. Fort's books sold well and are still in print. His work continues to inspire admirers, who refer to themselves as ´´Forteans´´, and has influenced some aspects of science fiction.
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.
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.
An essential biography of one of the Bible?s most powerful and inspiring booksExodus is the second book of the Hebrew Bible, but it may rank first in lasting cultural importance. It is here that the classic biblical themes of oppression and redemption, of human enslavement and divine salvation, are most dramatically expressed. Joel Baden tells the story of this influential and enduring book, tracing how its famous account of the Israelites? journey to the promised land has been adopted and adapted for millennia, often in unexpected ways.Baden draws a distinction between the Exodus story and the book itself, which is one of the most multifaceted in the Bible, containing poems, law codes, rituals, and architectural plans. He shows how Exodus brings together an array of oral and written traditions from the ancient Middle East, and how it came to be ritualized in the Passover Seder and the Eucharist. Highlighting the remarkable resilience and flexibility of Exodus, Baden sheds light on how the bestowing of the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai divided Jewish and Christian thinkers, on the importance of Exodus during the Reformation and the American Revolution, and on its uses in debates for and against slavery. He also traces how the defining narrative of ancient Israel helped to define Mormon social identity, the American civil rights movement, and liberation theology.Though three thousand years old, the Exodus?as history, as narrative, as metaphor, as model?continues to be vitally important for us today. Here is the essential biography of this incomparable spiritual masterpiece.