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Par Deborah Fallows. 2010
Fallows has spent much of her life learning languages and travelling around the world, but nothing prepared her for the… surprises of learning Mandarin, China's most common language. Over time, she realized that her struggles and triumphs with Mandarin provided clues to deciphering the behaviour and habits of its people. As her knowledge increased, bits of the language became windows into understanding romance, humour, protocol, relationships, and the overflowing humanity of modern China. c2010.
Par Jeff Latosik. 2018
A hopeful, timely new collection of poems that take up our ever-evolving relationship with technology. Starting from an urge to… reconcile the human need for stability with what's happening in a constantly fluid "now," "Dreampad", Trillium Book Award for Poetry winner poet Jeff Latosik's startling new collection, ponders whether an ideal for living is viable when we're not sure we can say yes or no to anything in a human world that's growing increasingly ephemeral and entangled with the virtual. These poems, however, are a salvo--or "protest" in the most useful sense of that word--a reminder we might already own a verbal architecture to express the difficulty of being alive in a world that can, could, and might still even be humane, loving, habitable. 2018.
Par Ian Kerner. 2006
Introduces us to the DSI team, a top-secret unit within the FBI (that's the Federal Bureau of Intimacy) whose sole… mission is to investigate dating dilemmas and equip you with the skills you need so you're never again a dating victim. Through humorous and engaging case studies, you'll read about boyfriends who might be gay, gamers who won't step up to the plate, and wimps who won't go down for the count. 2006.
Par Mary Oliver. 2017
Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for… the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years. Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, No Voyage and Other Poems, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, Felicity, published in 2015. 2017. From Felicity -- I wake close to morning -- This morning -- The world I live in -- Whistling swans -- Storage -- For Tom Shaw S.S.J.E. I know someone -- That little beast -- The pond -- I have just said -- The gift -- From blue horses -- After reading Lucretius, I go to the pond -- I don't want to be demure or respectable -- Stebbin's gulch -- Franz Marc's blue horses -- On meditating, sort of -- Lonliness -- Do stones feel? -- Drifting -- Blueberries -- The vulture's wings -- What gorgeous thing -- From dog songs -- The storm -- Percy (one) -- Little dog's rhapsody in the night Percy (nine) -- Benjamin, who came from who knows where -- The dog has run off again -- Bazougey -- Her grave -- The poetry teacher -- The first time Percy came back -- From a thousand mornings -- I go down to the shore -- I happened to be standing -- Three things to remember -- Lines written in the days of growing darkness -- An old story -- The instant -- Tides -- The poet compares human nature to the ocean from which we came -- Life story -- Varanasi -- From swan -- I worried -- I own a house -- Don't hesitate -- Swan -- Passing the unworked field -- How I go to the woods -- On the beach -- From evidence -- Violets -- We shake with joy -- It was early -- With thanks to the field sparrow, whose voice is so delicate and humble -- A lesson from James Wright -- Almost a conversation -- To begin with, the sweet grass -- Evidence -- Prayer -- Mysteries, yes -- At the river Clarion -- From the Truro bear and other adventures -- The other kingdoms -- The gift -- Coyote in the dark, coyotes remembered -- From red bird -- Night herons -- Mornings at Blackwater -- The orchard -- Sometimes -- invitation -- From this river, when I was a child, I used to drink -- We should be well prepared -- Meadowlark sings and I greet him in return -- Of the empire -- Red -- Night and the river -- Self-portrait -- With the blackest of Inks -- From thirst -- When I am among the trees -- When the roses speak, I pay attention -- Six recognitions of the Lord -- Gethsemane -- The poet thinks about the donkey -- Praying -- Doesn't every poet write a poem about unrequited love? -- On thy wondrous works I will meditate The chat -- Thirst -- From new and selected poems: volume two -- Hum -- Lead -- Oxygen -- White heron rises over Blackwater -- Honey Locust -- Song for autumn -- Fireflies -- The poet with his face in his hands -- Wild, wild -- North country -- Terns From blue iris -- Just lying on the grass at Blackwater -- Sea leaves -- Morning at Blackwater -- How would you live then? -- How the grass and the flowers came to exist, a god-tale -- From why I wake early -- Why I wake early -- Spring at Blackwater: I go through the lessons already learned -- Mindful -- Lingering in happiness -- Daisies -- Goldenrod, late fall -- The old poets of China -- Logos -- Snow geese -- At black river -- Beans -- The arrowhead -- Where does the temple begin, where does it end? -- From long life -- Just as the calendar began to say summer -- Can you imagine? -- Softest of mornings -- Carrying the snake to the garden -- From owls and other fantasies -- The dipper -- Spring -- While I am writing a poem to celebrate summer, the meadowlark begins to sing -- Catbird -- Backyard -- From what do we know? -- Summer poem -- The loon -- Winter at Herring Cove -- Mink -- Blue iris -- You are standi
Par Michael J Novacek. 1996
A paleontologist's account of a gruelling 1993 field expedition to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, which resulted in one of… the most extensive dinosaur fossil discoveries in history. Describes the specimens that were found and discusses their meaning and scientific importance. 1996.
Par John R Horner, Edwin Dobb. 1997
Companion to Digging Dinosaurs. A paleontologist explores how these creatures evolved, lived, and adapted to the environment. Draws upon extensive… fieldwork to depict the dinosaur's pattern of living and survival methods. Ventures theories on key controversies, such as what caused its extinction. c1997.
Par Oscar Wilde, Hesketh Pearson. 1973
'I have nothing to declare,' Wilde once told an American customs official, 'except my genius.' A good part of that… genius is evident in the essays and poems included in this volume. Includes “The Soul of Man under Socialism”, “De Profundis”, and “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”. 1973.
Par Emily Urquhart. 2015
Like any new mother, Emily Urquhart is thrilled when her first child, a daughter, is born. Sadie is healthy and… stunningly beautiful, with snow white hair and fair skin. Even the doctors and nurses can’t help a second look at this magical child. But soon a darker current begins to emerge - something is amiss. After three months of testing, Sadie is diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, albinism. Part memoir, part cultural critique, and part genetic travelogue, "Beyond the Pale" is a brave, intimate investigation into the secret histories that each of us carries in our genes and an inspiring memoir about parenting a child with a disability - and building a better future for that child. 2015.
Par Spencer Gordon. 2017
WARNING: "Cruise Missile Liberals" does not contain proper poems--that is, poems with proper politics, proper tightness, proper attention to sound… and shape; poems that are meek in all the right ways, culturally and aesthetically; poems that make musical brocades that are equal parts pedantic and overwrought. Instead, this debut poetry collection reeks of explosive contradiction. Incorporating invented lyrical content and found material, it presents the reader with pleasurable collisions and oppositions. It is of the here and now: digital, online, urban, urbane and ironic. These are poems of play, rant, irreverence and humour, a mash-up of ordinary lyrical anxiety with ambitious injections of the experimental--filled with cheek that, every once in a while, turns into a punch to the gut. 2017. Uniform title: Poems.
Par Patricia Knapton. 1998
Par Susan Kinsolving. 1999
A finalist for several prestigious American poetry awards presents the first major collection of her work. Her observations offer insights.… In "Dried Butterflies" she describes her reaction to finding shoe boxes of pressed butterflies in her late Aunt Gertrude's closet, for no one knew she collected them. 1999.
Par Philip Smith. 2001
An overview of contemporary cultural theory, covering the major thinkers - like Foucault, Bourdieu, Habermas and Giddens - and key… concepts of the last century - including symbolic interactionism, structuralism and psychoanalysis. An ideal guide for any student with an interest in the theoretical study of culture and society. 2001.
Par Judith Flanders. 2017
Nearly everything you know about Christmas is wrong. Do you think the proclaimed war on Christmas is a recent occurrence?… Do you think Santa is Dutch, or that his red suit was brought to you courtesy of Coca-Cola? Or are you merely dreaming of a Christmas like the one you used to know? You aren't alone: thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, a fourth-century archbishop was already complaining that his flock was spending the day dancing and feasting, not in religious observance. By 1616, the playwright Ben Jonson was nostalgically reminiscing about the vastly better Christmases in the old days. Some traditions of Christmas are relatively new--who would have thought gift-wrap was a novelty of the twentieth century? That the first holiday parade was neither at Macy's, nor even in the United States? Other elements, however, have been around for a surprisingly long time. The first known gag holiday giftbook, The Boghouse Miscellany, was advertised in the 1760s, while in 1805, the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition exchanged--what else?--presents of underwear and socks. Christmas is different things to different people: a religious festival for some, a family celebration for others, or perhaps simply a time of seasonal eating and drinking. In Christmas: A Biography, historian Judith Flanders casts a sharp eye over the myths, legends, and history that make up the holiday to show us the season as it really is, but rarely how it is understood. 2017. Feast of the circumcision or Holy Name of Jesus -- Twelfth Night -- Epiphany -- Candlemas -- Lady day -- Midsummer -- Michaelmas -- All Saints' Day -- All Souls' Day -- St Martin -- St. Nicholas -- St Lucy of Syracuse -- St Thomas the Apostle -- Christmas day -- St Stephen -- St John the Evangelist -- Feast of the Holy Innocents -- Sylvester.
Par Daniel Heath Justice, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Giles Benaway. 2013
These poems examine the haunting themes of inter-generational trauma, cyclical abuse, and inherited grief. Four generations of the dead take… turns narrating these themes, navigating from the Great Lakes through the Appalachian Mountains, and examining the fur trade, an exile from Minnesota, the experiences of West Virginia coal miners, and the legacy of mission schools. Black humour and satire fill the collection, illuminating a fierce determination to survive and resist colonization and the endurance of culture and identity under extreme duress. Winner of the 2014 Young Authors Award. 2013.
Par Paul Auster, Pierre Clastres. 1998
A study of surviving members of a dwindling population in the forests of Paraguay, originally published in 1972. Written by… a French anthropologist who lived with this small group in 1963 and 1964, it portrays rituals surrounding birth, initiation, and death, as well as social customs involving food and cannibalism.1998. Uniform title: Chronique des Indiens Guayaki.
Par Lee Maracle. 2000
One of the first aboriginal writers to have her work published in the 1970s, Maracle has since become one of… the most prolific Native-American authors. In this collection of poetry, she offers verse written over the last 20 years, ranging the full spectrum of emotions. Some descriptions of sex. 2000.
Par Nanao Sakaki. 1987
Par Anna Akhmatova, Judith Hemschemeyer. 1993
Through much of the twentieth century, Anna Akhmatova's poetry has given voice to the deepest yearnings and struggles of the… Russian people. This collection of more than 800 poems, half of them available in no other translated edition, includes 80 new poetic texts which came to light at the end of 1990. 1993.
Par Sandra Djwa, E. J Pratt, R. G Moyles. 1989
The complete poetic work of E.J. Pratt, one of the most important figures in Canada's literary history. The poems are… arranged chronologically by date of first publication; nearly a third have not been published since their initial appearance. 1989.