A Tale of Two Melons

A Tale of Two Melons Author Sarah Schneewind
ISBN-10 0872208249
Year 2006
Pages 141
Language en
Publisher Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
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A commoner's presentation to the emperor of a lucky omen from his garden, the repercussions for his family, and several retellings of the incident provide the background for an engaging introduction to Ming society, culture, and politics, including discussions of the founding of the Ming dynasty; the character of the first emperor; the role of omens in court politics; how the central and local governments were structured, including the civil service examination system; the power of local elite families; the roles of women; filial piety; and the concept of ling or efficacy in Chinese religion.

Cowgirl Cat

Cowgirl Cat Author Sarah Price
ISBN-10 1505474698
Year 2016-10-18
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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All Cat Lansing wanted for her thirteenth birthday was an iPhone. Her older sister, Brooke, introduces her to the world of social media on her new phone and, unknowingly, Cat gets much more than she bargained for. She discovers Aiden Quinn, a teenage cowboy from Colorado who posts funny videos with his horses on Vine. Determined to get him to notice her, Cat quickly realizes that she is not alone in her pursuit for Aiden to follow her. When Aiden and his friends tour the country with the Rodeo Rage Tour, Cat strikes up a plan to finally meet him. But how can she compete with hundreds of thousands of other girls clamoring for his attention? ..".a fun, positive girl power book. Not just encouraging girls to chase their dreams but to pay no attention to the haters out there. The message is clear concentrate on the inner circle of people you know care about you genuinely. I wish I read something like this at 13. Even if it's a small supportive group. An untapped genre for empowering young women. This was just begging to be written." Barb Russell

Adulthood Is a Myth

Adulthood Is a Myth Author Sarah Andersen
ISBN-10 9781449478964
Year 2016-03-08
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
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These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all. Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah's frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations Author Charles Dickens
ISBN-10 HARVARD:HN1GMG
Year 1881
Pages 466
Language en
Publisher
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One of the finest novels by iconic British author Charles Dickens, this Victorian tale follows the good-natured orphan Pip as he makes his way through life. As a boy, Pip crosses paths with a convict named Magwitch, a man who will heavily influence Pip’s adulthood. Meanwhile, the earnest young man falls for the beautiful Estella, the adoptive daughter of the affluent and eccentric Miss Havisham. Widely considered to be Dickens's last great book, the story is steeped in romance and features the writer's familiar themes of crime, punishment, and societal struggle.

The Trainable Cat

The Trainable Cat Author John Bradshaw
ISBN-10 9780141979335
Year 2016-08-04
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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'Amazing' Guardian From the on-screen experts for BBC2's Cat Watch, and based on their groundbreaking research - this is the ultimate guide to making your cat a happier, more sociable animal. The idea of a trained cat is a contradiction in terms, isn't it? Naturally solitary, wary, easily threatened by newcomers, they are attached to place rather than people, and much of their 'antisocial' behaviour arises in situations where that attachment is threatened. But, as cat experts Sarah Ellis and John Bradshaw argue, such stress-induced behaviour can be prevented, reduced, even eliminated, by training. A comprehensive and engaging step-by-step guide, The Trainable Cat will help you to help your cat negotiate the complexities of everyday life: to enjoy living with humans - including new babies and lively toddlers - and other pets; to answer to their name; settle into a new home; and to overcome the anxiety of a visit to the vet. You can train your cat to do what is in its own best interests - even when its instincts tell it otherwise. 'I doubt you'll find a more well-informed or scientific book on cats that better shows you how feline thinking works' The Times

Alex Ada Vol 2

Alex   Ada Vol  2 Author Jonathan Luna
ISBN-10 9781632153920
Year 2015-03-04
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Image Comics
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Tensions rise between humans and robots in this sci-fi/drama. Alex took a huge risk to unlock AdaÑnow she can think for herself and explore life as a sentient android. As Alex and Ada spend more time together, they become closer. But as restrictions tighten on artificial intelligence, Ada feels unsure about her place in the world, and Alex questions being with an android. Collects ALEX + ADA #6-10.

Recalled to Life

Recalled to Life Author Reginald Hill
ISBN-10 9780586217320
Year 1993
Pages 397
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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'The story is expertly told, skein by skein, with a new knot to be untied just when you think everything is clear' Sunday Telegraph