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Par Miriam Adeney. 2002
Their clothing is often distinctive. Their values are strongly held. They love their families. They comprise nearly one-tenth of the… world's population, and they live everywhere around the globe. These are women of Muslim background. Many still belong to Islam, but some now belong to Christ. Ladan, Khadija, and Fatma are both representative of and unique among their Arab, Iranian, Southeast Asian and African sisters. Adeney explores their lives and provides insight into how to relate to other women of Muslim background--and how to introduce them to Christ. 2002.
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 Paul Chambers. 2002
Since its discovery the Archaeopteryx - half bird, half reptile - has caused more trouble than any other scientific icon.… It has been used not just to support dozens of different views on evolution but to start feuds, destroy reputations, further personal ambition and promote nationalism. This book investigates the life and times of Archaeopteryx and also at the chaotic scientific world into which it emerged. 2002.
Par Dale A Russell. 1989
Par Steven Barboza. 1994
Barboza, an African American journalist who converted to orthodox Islam after being inspired by Malcolm X, taps the rich diversity… of the American Islamic experience in this collection of more than fifty brief interviews. Includes interviews with Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown), and Louis Farrakhan. 1994.
Par Monique Keiran. 1999
Some 75 million years ago, one dinosaur ended its life. The dinosaur was an Albertosaurus -- distant cousin to the… ferocious, meat-eating predator Tyrannosaurus Rex. But its death was also a beginning -- the start of its transformation into a fossil, which lay undiscovered for millennia until the forces of erosion brought the young dinosaur, once again, to light. Grades 4-7. 1999.
Par Lesley Hazleton. 2009
Journalist recreates the seventh-century lives of the prophet Muhammad and his ninth wife Aisha. Details the strife over succession that… followed his death and fostered different branches of Islam. Portrays tribal society, religious beliefs, rivalries, customs, and battles. Ties historical events to twentieth-century Middle East conflicts. Some descriptions of violence. 2009.
Par Anwar Rashid Siddiqui. 2010
The Qur'an is so precious to Muslims that many are able to recite it from beginning to end. Yet for… people outside Islam it is a closed book. This book seeks to bridge that divide such that the depth of the Qur'an's guidance becomes available to all. 2010.
Par Michael Griffin. 2001
Griffin chronicles the rise of the Taliban from their first appearance in 1994, examines their place in the context of… Afghanistan's political instability, and discusses the significance of their brand of Islamic fundamentalism. 2001.
Par Tarif Khalidi. 2001
This work presents, in English translation, the largest collection ever assembled of the sayings and stories of Jesus in Arabic… Islamic literature. Tarif Khalidi's introduction and commentaries place the sayings and stories in their historical context, showing how and why this "gospel" arose and the function it served within Muslim devotion. The sayings and stories, some 300 in number and arranged in chronological order, show us how the image of this Jesus evolved throughout a millennium of Islamic history. 2001.
Par Fred Halliday. 1995
The author examines the widely accepted image of confrontation between "Islam" and "the West", created largely by the rise of… Islamic militancy in the Middle East and the perceived influence of Islam on politics and society. Considering the sources of Islamic militancy and the rhetoric of Islamic and anti-Muslim leaders, he argues that the Middle East is a set of variant societies, facing the economic and political problems of the Third World.
Par Carmen Bin Ladin. 2004
On September 11th 2001, Carmen Bin Ladin heard the news on the radio that the Twin Towers had been struck.… She instinctively knew that her brother-in-law was involved in these horrifying acts of terrorism, and her heart went out to America. She also knew that her life and the lives of her family would never be the same again. In 1974 Carmen, half Swiss and half Persian, married into the Bin Laden family and found herself inside a complex and vast clan, part of a society that at that point she neither knew nor understood. Determined to protect her daughters from the inevitable restrictions within a society riddled with hypocrisy and contradiction, in 1985 Carmen moved back to her home country, Switzerland. Carmen's story takes us inside one of the most powerful, secretive and repressive kingdoms in the world and the Bin Laden family's role within it. 2004. Uniform title: Voile déchiré.
Par Stephen Brusatte. 2018
Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth's most fearsome and spectacular creatures vanished. Today their extraordinary true story remains one of… our planet's great mysteries. In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field--discovering ten new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork--masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy. 2018.
Par Miriam Ali, Jana Wain. 1995
For Miriam, the turning point in her life came with the confirmation that her daughters, Zana and Nadia, aged only… fifteen and fourteen respectively, had been taken from their home in Birmingham to be sold by their father to 'husbands' in Yemen. She finally took her remaining children and left, beginning the fight to bring Zana and Nadia back home. 1995.
Par Sally Armstrong. 2002
Denied schooling, employment and adequate health care and confined to their homes unless accompanied by a male relative, the women… of Afghanistan struggled to survive under the Taliban regime. The author describes the ways these women and girls rebelled against the Taliban. 2002.
Par John Evangelist Walsh. 1996
Recounts the infamous scientific fraud known as "Piltdown" and suggests its perpetrator. Tells of the 1913 discovery in England of… a humanoid skull and jawbone, which were purported to represent the "missing link" in the evolution of man from ape. Explains how scientists were deceived for forty years. 1996.
Par Jean-Paul Roux. 2007
Bataille de Poitiers, croisades, prise de Constantinople, guerre d'Algérie: il y a ce conflit armé qui a commencé en l'année… 632. Il n'y a pas d'année, pas de semaine peut-être sans que du sang soit versé par des chrétiens ou par des musulmans. Ne vaut-il pas la peine de le rappeler, de montrer à nos contemporains que les événements qui occupent l'actualité, qui les bouleversent, s'inscrivent dans une longue série de 1375 ans d'événements tout aussi spectaculaires ; que de plus petits faits dont on ne parle guère qu'un jour ou deux ont eu, tous les jours, leurs équivalents pendant 1375 ans ? 2007.
Par Idries Shah. 1980