Under One Sky

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The Sahel - the 'shore' of the Sahara - is where cultures, customs and climates meet, merge and clash. Through the numerous characters we meet and from the obviously deep and sympathetic nature of the relationship the author has with the local people, with whom he now runs agricultural projects, we learn of the realities of life in one of the harshest, most marginalised and but also quietly inspiring corners of the world.

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Essays about Contemporary Chinese CultureThis book offers an intimate picture of life in modern China, by focusing on the past and the present. The essays are informal, easy to read, but filled with crucial information that a traveler, businessman, or student needs to know when traveling, living or working in China. One author is a native Chinese; one author is a native American; one is male; one is female.

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Guy Gavriel Kay, bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars, once again visits a world that evokes one that existed in our own past, this time the tumultuous period of Renaissance Europe-a world on the verge of war, where ordinary lives play out in the grand scheme of kingdoms colliding. From the small coastal town of Senjan, notorious for its pirates, a young woman sets out to find vengeance for her lost family.

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Davinsky Labour Camp, Siberia, 1933: Sofia Morozova knows she has to escape. Only two things have sustained her through the bitter cold, aching hunger and hard labour: the prospect of one day walking free; and the stories told by her friend Anna, beguiling tales of a charmed upbringing in Petrograd - and of Anna's fervent love for a passionate revolutionary, Vasily.

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When Kate Fairchild hastily boards a plane away from her life in England to the beautiful Spanish island of Ibiza she has no idea what lies ahead for her. All she knows is that she is escaping, and that is enough for now. She certainly doesn t expect to ever trust a man again, in fact that is the last thing on her mind! But can the gorgeous Roberto Mead, a half-Spanish half-English property investor save her in more ways than one?And are things really going to be that easy to escape from? What will her future hold - will the little island of Ibiza be her sanctuary and what will happen when she does return to England?

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John James Audubon is renowned for his masterpiece of natural history and art, The Birds of America, the first nearly comprehensive survey of the continent s birdlife. And yet few people understand, and many assume incorrectly, what sort of man he was. How did the illegitimate son of a French sea captain living in Haiti, who lied both about his parentage and his training, rise to become one of the greatest natural historians ever and the greatest name in ornithology? In Under a Wild Sky this Pulitzer Prize finalist, William Souder reveals that Audubon did not only compose the most famous depictions of birds the world has ever seen, he also composed a brilliant mythology of self.

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It's a world of fighters, drunks and prostitutes. And those are just the good guys. On the rebel colony planet Elysium, a man who claims to be Jesus Christ reborn is executed in a live video streamed by religious extremists. Nothing terribly original so far for Elysium. Only this time, the man doesn't die. When cynical security expert Asher Perez is sent to find the self-proclaimed saviour, it soon becomes apparent that no-one is who they seem and that something dark is stirring in the shadows.

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Sanity is a lone voice crying in the desert. The world is under increasing threat from unknown sources of icefire, but all the people who have answers are cut off from authorities with the power to mobilise the scientists and armies to keep the world safe. Young meteorology student Javes is stuck in the remote desert of the north. The area bristles with technology of an ancient past, but he cannot tell anyone about it because roads and telegraph lines have been cut by bad weather and invading bandits.

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A boy is surprised when his mother tells him to get up and dressed when she returns from work late one night, but soon they are outside, surrounded by neighbors, watching an amazing display of the northern lights.

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Guy Gavriel Kay, bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars, once again visits a world that evokes one that existed in our own past, this time the tumultuous period of Renaissance Europe-a world on the verge of war, where ordinary lives play out in the grand scheme of kingdoms colliding. From the small coastal town of Senjan, notorious for its pirates, a young woman sets out to find vengeance for her lost family.

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1910. Having brought Egypt firmly under her thumb, Amelia Peabody turns her attention to a harder challenge: Palestine, a province of the crumbling, corrupt Ottoman Empire and the Holy Land of three religions. Hearing that Morley, an English adventurer, has raised money to mount an expedition to search for the vanished treasures of the Temple in Jerusalem, Emerson and Amelia are persuaded to go after him in order to prevent a catastrophically inept excavation and the possibility of armed protest by the infuriated members of all three religions who view the Dome of the Rock as sacred.

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bTitle:/b Art and Nature under an Italian Sky. By J.M.D. [i.e. Margaret J.M. Dunbar.]br/br/bPublisher:/b British Library, Historical Print Editionsbr/br/The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more.

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Escape one danger. Jump into another. . Eddleman brings a strong sense of atmosphere to this post-apocalyptic coming-of-age piece, and the underlying message that it s possible to contribute in unexpected ways is a positive one. Publishers WeeklyTwelve-year-old Hope lives in White Rock, a town of inventors struggling to recover from the green bombs of World War III.

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Nam Kun and Nam Ki Han, brothers born on a Wahiawa sugar plantation, could not have been more different. Pragmatic and stubborn, Nam Kun dutifully supported his family but refused to become one Christian fanatic like his widowed mother and youngest sibling, Nam Ki. When Nam Ki is drafted into the army at the start of the Korean War, he tells Nam Kun that as a Christian he cannot kill.