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Quests For Fire

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Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Book Size: 36.70 MB
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Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 136
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Quests For Fire

by , Quests For Fire Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Quests For Fire book, It is hard to imagine life without fire. Heat, light, food—where would we be without these essentials? Although we do not rely on fire as much today as in times past, nor have as much direct contact with it, fire was often crucial to survival when the stories in this collection were first told. People often told stories about it: what their lives were like without fire, how they first acquired it and how it changed their lives. This collection of nine traditional tales, retold by Jon C. Stott, draws from eight different countries. Learn how Maui stole fire twice (New Zealand), how Coyote and his friends captured fire (United States), how Opossum brought fire back to the people (Mexico) and how Vasilisa used the Baba Yaga’s fire (Russia). The main characters of these stories differ in many aspects. Some are well-known heroes, and some are insignificant members of their groups. Some made their quests for fire alone, and some worked with others. Some were brave and unselfish, and some sought personal glory. But all knew that fire was essential for their people.



Quest For Fire

Quest for Fire PDF
Author: Jean-Jacques Annaud
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Search For Fire

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Author: Ally Shields
Publisher: Etopia Press
Release Date: 2018-12-14
Book Size: 15.38 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 365
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Search For Fire

by Ally Shields, Search For Fire Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Search For Fire book, A young witch, hunted by demons, in a desperate search for the truth behind a prophecy. Vivid nightmares haunt guardian witch Arianna Calin, igniting memories of the demon attacks seven years ago…and the threats against her daughter Rayne. An ancient evil is rising, and a future battle is foretold by the prophecy marking Rayne as its Chosen. Only the star witches hidden in Tuscany, Italy, have the answers to the mysterious prophecy. She has to find them...while there's still time. For the vampire warlock Andreas De Luca, his wife's dream visions couldn't come at a worse time. While he will do anything to protect Rayne and Ari, the vampire world is restless, old territorial rivalries are rising, and he's caught in the middle of danger and betrayal. If he leaves the country with his wife and daughter, his people in Riverdale will be vulnerable to attack without their blood-bonded prince to lead them. In Italy, Rayne is hunted by a demonic spirit determined to destroy her, and the search for answers pulls the family apart just as they need each other the most. Evil forces are gathering, and Rayne is directly in their sights...



Quest For Fire

QUEST FOR FIRE PDF
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Release Date: 1981
Book Size: 63.81 MB
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Languages : en
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Prehistoric Humans In Film And Television

Prehistoric Humans in Film and Television PDF
Author: Michael Klossner
Publisher: McFarland
Release Date: 2015-01-09
Book Size: 68.86 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 330
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Prehistoric Humans In Film And Television

by Michael Klossner, Prehistoric Humans In Film And Television Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Prehistoric Humans In Film And Television book, From the early days of the movies, “cavemen” have been a popular subject for filmmakers—not surprisingly, since the birth of cinema occurred only a few decades after the earliest scientific studies of prehistoric man. Filmmakers, however, were not constrained by the emerging science; instead they most often took a comedic look at prehistory, a trend that continued throughout the 20th century. Prehistoric humans also populated adventure-fantasy films, with the original One Million B.C. (1940) leading the charge. Documentaries were also made, but it was not until the 1970s that accurate film accounts of prehistoric humans finally emerged. This exhaustive work provides detailed accounts of 581 film and television productions that feature depictions of human prehistory. Included are dramas and comedies set in human prehistory; documentaries; and films and television shows in which prehistoric people somehow exist in historical periods—from the advent of civilization up to the present—or in extraterrestrial settings. Each entry includes full filmographic data, including year of release, running time, production personnel, cast information, and format. A description of each film provides background on the prehistoric elements. Contemporary critical commentary is included for many of the works.



Language Wars And Linguistic Politics

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Author: Louis-Jean Calvet
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date: 1998
Book Size: 72.99 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 212
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Language Wars And Linguistic Politics

by Louis-Jean Calvet, Language Wars And Linguistic Politics Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Language Wars And Linguistic Politics book, Non-linguistic conflicts are often projected on to language differences, and may be played out in the language policies of governments and other holders of power. This text deals broadly with this interaction of language issues and political process.



Pilton Keelie

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Author: James Meikle
Publisher: iUniverse
Release Date: 2011-12-14
Book Size: 16.96 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 404
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Pilton Keelie

by James Meikle, Pilton Keelie Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Pilton Keelie book, Is it better to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth or a hunger in your belly? Is life in the city better than life in the country? Is life in the new world really better than life in old Europe? Is private education better than public? Is a university degree compulsory to success in life?. What exactly is a better life? Affluence does not guarantee happiness and poverty does not guarantee misery and regardless of inherent socio-economic standing a kind or cruel bounce at the right or wrong moment can be life-changing. Strong parental love and guidance ultimately trump actual money but the latter does make further education more readily available and that generally opens up more opportunities in the modern world. My wife and I had no post-secondary education and loved our upbringing yet we strived very hard to make sure our children did have university degrees and a shot at that ‘better’ life. I hope the joyful if sometimes embarrassing memoirs of a Scottish working class boy, combined with a good deal of social history and the many quirks of the common language which my native and adopted countries allegedly share, can amuse and inform.



Fire

Fire PDF
Author: Stephen J. Pyne
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Book Size: 32.58 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Technology & Engineering
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Fire

by Stephen J. Pyne, Fire Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Fire book, "The fate of humanity, like the fate of the earth, is tied to the fires that have made the world as we know it�the fires whose history is told as well in this book as it has ever been told before. If one wants to understand just how completely the story of the human past is also the story of fire on earth, there is no better place to start than this small book."�William Cronon Here, in one concise book, is the essential story of fire. Noted environmental historian Stephen J. Pyne describes the evolution of fire through prehistoric and historic times down to the present, examining contemporary attitudes from a long-range, informed perspective. Fire: A Brief History surveys the principles behind aboriginal and agricultural fire practices, the characteristics of urban fire, and the relationship between controlled combustion and technology. Pyne describes how fire�s role in cities, suburbs, exurbs, and wildlands has been shaped by an industrialized, urban way of thinking. Fire: A Brief History will be of value to readers interested in the environment from the standpoint of anthropology, geography, forestry, science and technology, history, or the humanities.



Gods And Kings

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Author: Dana Thomas
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Book Size: 26.63 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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Gods And Kings

by Dana Thomas, Gods And Kings Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Gods And Kings book, More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in decades. They shook the establishment out of its bourgeois, minimalist stupor with daring, sexy designs. They turned out landmark collections in mesmerizing, theatrical shows that retailers and critics still gush about and designers continue to reference. Their approach to fashion was wildly different—Galliano began as an illustrator, McQueen as a Savile Row tailor. Galliano led the way with his sensual bias-cut gowns and his voluptuous hourglass tailoring, which he presented in romantic storybook-like settings. McQueen, though nearly ten years younger than Galliano, was a brilliant technician and a visionary artist who brought a new reality to fashion, as well as an otherworldly beauty. For his first official collection at the tender age of twenty-three, McQueen did what few in fashion ever achieve: he invented a new silhouette, the Bumster. They had similar backgrounds: sensitive, shy gay men raised in tough London neighborhoods, their love of fashion nurtured by their doting mothers. Both struggled to get their businesses off the ground, despite early critical success. But by 1997, each had landed a job as creative director for couture houses owned by French tycoon Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH. Galliano’s and McQueen’s work for Dior and Givenchy and beyond not only influenced fashion; their distinct styles were also reflected across the media landscape. With their help, luxury fashion evolved from a clutch of small, family-owned businesses into a $280 billion-a-year global corporate industry. Executives pushed the designers to meet increasingly rapid deadlines. For both Galliano and McQueen, the pace was unsustainable. In 2010, McQueen took his own life three weeks before his womens' wear show. The same week that Galliano was fired, Forbes named Arnault the fourth richest man in the world. Two months later, Kate Middleton wore a McQueen wedding gown, instantly making the house the world’s most famous fashion brand, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a wildly successful McQueen retrospective, cosponsored by the corporate owners of the McQueen brand. The corporations had won and the artists had lost. In her groundbreaking work Gods and Kings, acclaimed journalist Dana Thomas tells the true story of McQueen and Galliano. In so doing, she reveals the revolution in high fashion in the last two decades—and the price it demanded of the very ones who saved it.



The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film PDF
Author: David Thomson
Publisher: Knopf
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Book Size: 71.43 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 1168
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The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film

by David Thomson, The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film book, For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”



Vestal Fire

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Author: Stephen J. Pyne
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Book Size: 70.91 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 672
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by Stephen J. Pyne, Vestal Fire Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Vestal Fire book, Stephen Pyne has been described as having a consciousness "composed of equal parts historian, ecologist, philosopher, critic, poet, and sociologist." At this time in history when many people are trying to understand their true relationship with the natural environment, this book offers a remarkable contribution--breathtaking in the scope of its research and exhilarating to read. Pyne takes the reader on a journey through time, exploring the terrain of Europe and the uses and abuses of its lands as well as, through migration and conquest, many parts of the rest of the world. Whether he is discussing the Mediterranean region, Russia, Scandinavia, the British Isles, central Europe, or colonized islands; whether he is considering the impact of agriculture, forestry, or Enlightenment thinking, the author brings an unmatched insight to his subject. Vestal Fire takes its title from Vesta, Roman goddess of the hearth and keeper of the sacred fire on Mount Olympus. But the book's title also suggests the strengths and limitations of Europe's peculiar conception of fire, and through fire, of its relationship to nature. Between the untamed fire of the wilderness and the tended fire of the hearth lies a never-ending dialectic in which human beings struggle to control natural forces and processes that in fact can sometimes be directed but never wholly dominated or contained.