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The Sad King

by Alison Gee And Richard Jones, Voluntary Service Overseas Library For All (May 02, 2019)

Long ago a king was sad - how did they make him happy? Reading Level 2 Papua New Guinea Collection Keywords: animals; family; food; identity


Four Fingers, Just One Thumb

by Cassandra Webb Library For All (March 01, 2019)

Eat some fruit and play some games with all your fingers and just one thumb. Reading Level 2 Keywords: body parts; friendship; growth and development; children


Surviving Sudden Environmental Change

by Jago Cooper Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Archaeologists have long encountered evidence of natural disasters through excavation and stratigraphy. In Surviving Sudden Environmental Change, case studies examine how eight different past human communities—ranging...


Cultivating Femininity

by Rebecca Corbett Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The overwhelming majority of tea practitioners in contemporary Japan are women, but there has been little discussion on their historical role in tea culture (chanoyu). In Cultivating Femininity, Rebecca Corbett...


The Englishman from Lebedian'

by J. A. E. Curtis Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

After Evgeny Zamiatin emigrated from the USSR in 1931, he was systematically airbrushed out of Soviet literary history, despite the central role he had played in the cultural life of Russia’s northern capital...


Written Culture in a Colonial Context

by Adrien Delmas Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

There is very little in the modern literature on the history of written culture that describes the specific practices related to writing that were anchored in colonial contexts. It was not just ships, soldiers,...


Silent Love

by Gerard de Vries Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight is one of Vladimir Nabokov’s most autobiographical novels and it has often been observed that Sebastian’s passionate affair with the femme fatale Nina Rechnoy is a dramatized...


Words and Image in Russian History

by Maria Di Salvo Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

''Word and Image'' invokes and honors the scholarly contributions of Gary Marker. Twenty scholars from Russia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Ukraine and the United States examine some of the main themes of Marker’s...


New Mexico and the Pimería Alta

by John G. Douglass Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Colonialism and the process of state expansion into new territories far from the capitol and mother country have occurred for thousands of years across the globe. Within the American Southwest, colonial encounters...


Maternal Bodies

by Nora Doyle Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

This new approach to the history of motherhood examines the role the female body played in defining motherhood from the mid-eighteenth century through the first half of the nineteenth century, demonstrating...


Belomor

by Julie S. Draskoczy Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Containing analyses of everything from prisoner poetry to album covers, Belomor: Criminality and Creativity in Stalin’s Gulag moves beyond the simplistic good/evil paradigm that often accompanies Gulag scholarship....


The Consequences of Chaos

by Elizabeth G. Ferris Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The Syrian displacement crisis raises fundamental questions about the relationship between action to resolve conflicts and humanitarian aid to assist the victims and demonstrates the limits of humanitarian response,...


Ruling Capital

by Kevin P. Gallagher Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

In Ruling Capital, Kevin P. Gallagher demonstrates how several emerging market and developing countries (EMDs) managed to reregulate cross-border financial flows in the wake of the global financial crisis, despite...


Kimbanguism

by Aurélien Mokoko Gampiot Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

From the early days of Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa, a Eurocentric view of Christian teaching was a primary tool in the subjugation and domination of native populations. Since 1921 Kimbanguism, an African...


City of Strangers

by Andrew Gardner Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Exploring the everyday experiences of workers from India who have migrated to Bahrain, this study contributes significantly to our understanding of politics and society among the Persian Gulf states and of the...


Tweets and the Streets

by Paolo Gerbaudo Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Tweets and the Streets analyses the culture of the new protest movements of the 21st century. From the Arab Spring to the 'indignados' protests in Spain and the Occupy movement, Paolo Gerbaudo examines the relationship...


A People's History of the Second World War

by Donny Gluckstein Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

A People's History of the Second World War unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought 'from below'. Until now, the vast majority of historical accounts have focused on the conflict between the Allied...


The Arab Spring Five Years Later

by Hafez Ghanem Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Since the series of uprisings of the Arab Spring began, the debate in Arab countries has focused almost exclusively on politics and questions of national identity. However, it is economic issues that are driving...


Counting

by Kym Simoncini Library For All (November 29, 2018)

Counting things is fun! Reading Level 1 Keywords: counting; animals; numeracy; nature


The Blacksmith's Dilemma

by Ugandan folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A local chief summoned a famous blacksmith to his palace. The chief wanted the blacksmith to build a real man out of steel, one who could cry tears, and bleed human blood. The blacksmith was alarmed by the chief's...


The race

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Who will win if snail and rabbit have a race?


Rabbit goes to a party

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This story is about what happens when you go to a party and get drunk. Or is it?


The staring game

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This time Rabbit is out-witted!


Tortoise Finds His House

by Maya Fowler African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Tortoise is searching for his house. Do you know where he'll find it?


Monkey and Crocodile

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Crocodiles are dangerous, but are they smart?


Rethinking the Internet of Things: A Scalable Approach to Connecting Everything

by Francis daCosta Open BookShelf (July 27, 2018)

Apress is proud to announce that Rethinking the Internet of Things was a 2014 Jolt Award Finalist, the highest honor for a programming book. And the amazing part is that there is no code in the book.

Over the...


Hawthorne

by Henry James Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this critique of one literary genius by another, James not only considers Hawthorne as a man and a writer, but he uses his subject as a vantage point from which to present his views on American culture. James...


Fire Worship

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt: "It is a great revolution in social and domestic life, and no less so in the life of a secluded student, this almost universal exchange of the open fireplace for the cheerless and ungenial stove."


Ali Pacha

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this seventh volume of his Celebrated Crimes, Dumas tells the three tales: of the brutal excesses of Ali Pacha; the tale of the Countess of Saint Geran;and of Murat, whose courage became a legend in the days...


The Borgias

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

There are dreadful -- perhaps scurrilous -- rumors about the Borgias of renaissance Italy, and here Dumas, author of such classics as THE THREE MUSKETEERS, in his Celebrated Crimes series, dishes up the dirt...


The Cenci

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Beatrice Cenci was the son of Francesco Cenci, an aristocrat who, due to his violent temper and immoral behaviour, had found himself in trouble with the papal justice more than once. In Rome, they lived in a...


Countess de Saint-Geran

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

There were two tables in the principal eating-room. The provost took possession of one, leaving the other to the soldiers, who went in turn to tether their horses under a shed in the back yard; then he pointed...


Derues

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Derues Celebrated Crimes by Alexandre Dumas pere One September afternoon in 1751, towards half-past five, about a score of small boys, chattering, pushing, and tumbling over one another like a covey of partridges,...


Joan of Naples

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

It is the story of crimes against the royalty. The vast split between the masses and the elite, the frustration and aggravation in the masses, heedlessness of the authorities and the consequences thereof are...


The Marquise de Ganges

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this, the 18th of the series, Dumas explores the history of a famous French aristocratic family: that of Marie de Rossan, also known as Diane de Joannis de Roussan and as Anne-Elisabeth De Rossan, but in...


Martin Guerre

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Martin Guerre is a classic French history work by Alexandre Dumas. Martin Guerre, a French peasant of the 16th century, was at the center of a famous case of imposture. Several years after Martin Guerre had...


Vaninka

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "Celebrated Crimes" (1839-40), and recounts the true story of brutal torture and execution in the city of St. Petersburg. A thrilling and authentic retelling...


Contract doctrine: theory & practice

by J. H Verkerke CALI® eLangdell® Press (March 22, 2018)

Volume 1: "This is the first in a series of Contracts casebooks. It was originally titled "Collaborative Teaching Materials for Contracts."" ; volume 2: "This is Volume 2 in a three volume series written for...