Collins the World

Laminated Wall Map


Author: Collins Uk

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007493104

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 4423

Also available nonlaminated, this world map is perfect for an classroom, bedroom, or office wall A new and updated laminated edition, this ideal reference map covering the whole world shows the political units on each continent and includes the national flags and key statistics for every country.

Anthony Collins The Man and His Works


Author: James O'Higgins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401032173

Category: History

Page: 267

View: 6191

This book is the study of a man who caught my interest both because of his own character and of the variety of his activities. It is an attempt to see him in his relationship, intellectual and literary, with the Europe of his day, to gauge his position in the development of Seventeenth and Eighteenth century thought, to examine the origins of his ideas and their effect and to place him in the social context of the England of the early Eighteenth century. The period in which he lived, coming at the beginning of the Enlightenment, was seminal for our own world and the man himself is of contemporary significance because of the similarity of his outlook, ifnot of his beliefs, to that of many today. He was at the centre of the major theological controversy of the Seventeen twenties and was one of the most contentious figures of his time. I would like to acknowledge my obligation to the scholars and librarians who have assisted me in producing this work: to Dr. E. A. O. Whiteman of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and to Mrs. M. Kneale, late of the same College; to Bodley's librarian Dr. R. Shackleton; to Dr. D. Rogers, Mr. D. G. Neill and to the staff of the Bodleian, especially those who work in Duke Humphrey; to the librarians of Christ Church, All Souls, St. John's, Wadham, Exeter and Corpus Christi Colleges, Oxford; to Mr. F. G. Emmison, Miss H. E. T.

Michael Collins

A Biography


Author: Tim Pat Coogan

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1784975362

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 524

View: 957

When President of the Irish Republic Michael Collins signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921, he remarked to Lord Birkenhead, 'I may have signed my actual death warrant.' In August 1922 during the Irish Civil War, that prophecy came true – Collins was shot and killed by a fellow Irishman in a shocking political assassination. So ended the life of the greatest of all Irish nationalists, but his visions and legacy lived on. This authorative and comprehensive biography presents the life of a man who became a legend in his own lifetime, whose idealistic vigour and determination were matched only by his political realism and supreme organisational abilities. Coogan's biography provides a fascinating insight into a great political leader, whilst vividly portraying the political unrest in a divided Ireland, that can help to shape our understanding of Ireland's recent tumultuous socio-political history.

We Were Heroes: The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, a World War II Soldier


Author: Walter Dean Myers

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545540089

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 3777

Newbery and Coretta Scott King award-winning author Walter Dean Myers's the WWII JOURNAL OF SCOTT PENDLETON COLLINS is now available in paperback, with an exciting repackaging! Following in the footsteps of his father and great-grandfather, both war veterans, Scott Pendleton Collins signs up for the army during the height of World War II. He is shipped out to England only to face weeks of boredom. He and his unit want to be out in the fields, doing something to help the Allied forces. Finally, the comrades find themselves on a boat heading to Normandy, France, in the dead of night. But as his boat approaches the beach, Scott suddenly realizes what they are up against, and it is an impossible invasion. Nothing in basic training, nothing he's heard from other soldiers, nothing he has ever experienced prepares Scott for what awaits on Omaha Beach. As D-Day rages around him, Scott is separated from his unit. Lost in the bloody chaos, he must find a way to live through the battle. Revolving around one of the most famous invasions in history, Scott's story is one of bravery and victory, heartache and pain, loss and survival.

Da kommt noch was - Not dead yet

Die Autobiographie


Author: Phil Collins

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641198356

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 9993

13 Alben auf Platz 1, 7 Grammys, 5 Kinder, 3 Ehen, 1 Buch Nur drei Musiker weltweit haben als Solokünstler und mit ihrer Band jeweils über 100 Millionen Tonträger verkauft – Phil Collins ist einer von ihnen. »Another Day in Paradise«, »You Can’t Hurry Love«, »One More Night«, »Sussudio« – große Songs mit großen Geschichten. Mit »In the Air Tonight« etwa hat der Ausnahmemusiker das Ende einer seiner drei Ehen in einen zeitlosen Hit verwandelt. Überhaupt – dieses Leben! Phil Collins erzählt rückhaltlos alles: von einem Filmdreh mit den Beatles, von Sessions mit Eric Clapton, Tina Turner und Adele, von der großen Zeit mit Genesis und davon, wie er auf einer Tournee heiratet, um sich später via Fax wieder scheiden zu lassen – und Jahre darauf gänzlich im Alkohol zu ertrinken. Phänomenale Höhen wie bizarre Tiefen: In diesem Buch ruft jede Zeile: »Take a Look at Me Now!«

A Study Guide for Wilkie Collins's "The Moonstone"


Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410353028

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 25

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A Study Guide for Wilkie Collins's "The Moonstone," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Michael Collins: The Lost Leader

A biography of Irish politician Michael Collins


Author: Margery Forester

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 071715761X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 411

View: 1025

In print continuously for more than thirty years, this book is long established as a reliable and affectionate portrait of Michael Collins. First, published in 1971, its great strength is that the author was able to interview Collins' surviving contemporaries and was offered unrestricted access to personal and family material. Michael Collins: The Lost Leader has been praised by authorities such as Robert Kee and Maurice Manning and remains compulsive reading even today.

Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?


Author: Morgan Spurlock

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407020609

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 1125

With a baby on the way and a need to make the world safe for infant-kind, an unassuming film-maker from West Virginia employs his complete lack of experience, knowledge and expertise to find the most wanted and dangerous man on earth. Beginning his epic quest in New York City, he zigzags the globe in search of the bearded man: to Britain, France, Egypt, Morocco, Israel, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, drawing ever closer to the heart of darkness in the tribal regions of Pakistan. Along the way he interviews experts and imams, breaks the Ramadan fast with Muslim families, helps disarm bombs with an Israeli squad, accompanies the British and US Armies in Afghanistan, and much, much more ... all in an attempt to understand the Muslim world and the roots of the conflict overshadowing the globe today.

Concepts of Nature in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction. Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games Series


Author: Lisa Kubatzki

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 366864621X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 44

View: 3679

Bachelorarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 2,0, Universität Rostock (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: The aim of this paper is to show that nature and ecocritical topics are a significant aspect of young adult dystopian novels, since they are supposed to remind the readers that to respect nature and live in harmony with it is an important feature of their lives and a key to happiness. Contemporary dystopian young adult fiction is also supposed to remind the readership that exploiting or manipulating nature or avoiding environmental issues – next to the other features of our today's society that are criticized in young adult dystopian novels, like reality TV, the restriction of individual freedom and constant surveillance by the government – will lead to the destruction of the world as they know it and the development of a dystopian world. An oppressed society, a young hero and extreme settings – young adult dystopia is the rising star of genres in literature and film in today's society. Because it raises questions about the world we live in and creates rebellious and authentic protagonists, it appears to be charming for the adolescent readership. Throughout the last years, especially The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins has been extremely successful. Starting with the books, over the films, to little Mockingjay pins in the shops, Collins's trilogy took over the world of teenagers. The story is about a teenage girl, named Katniss, who lives in one of the poorest parts of her country, Panem. Every year there are the annual Hunger Games where teenagers are forced to fight each other to death until there is only one winner. After Katniss survives the 74th Hunger Games by tricking the government, a rebellion of the oppressed people of Panem starts and Katniss becomes the symbol of it. Nature and the manipulation of it, as well as the benefits of knowing nature, play a major role in The Hunger Games series since Katniss has a special relationship to the natural world which helps her to survive in the Games, and later, is the anchor to her sanity. The Hunger Games series shows that the strict separation of people from nature and the creation of a fake, artificial nature that is manipulated by an oppressing power is a central way to control people by taking away a source of sustenance and a place of freedom. The nature outside of the districts of Panem symbolizes freedom, refuge and escape, while the artificial 'nature' in the arena causes distance and fear of nature for the citizens of Panem, as it is the only access to nature they are allowed to have.

Katniss the Cattail

An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in Suzanne Collins' the Hunger Games


Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel

Publisher: Henry Potty and the Pet Rock

ISBN: 146996824X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 7461

"Bringing details from myths, herbal guides, military histories, and the classics, English professor and award-winning pop culture author Valerie Estelle Frankel sheds light on the deeper meanings behind Panem's heroes and villains in this hottest of YA trilogies." --P. [4] of cover.

Phil Collins

The Definitive Biography


Author: Ray Coleman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster International

ISBN: 9780684868301

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 2253

Traces the life and career of the British musician best known for his work with the rock group Genesis

The World's Sages, Thinkers and Reformers

Being Biographical Sketches of Leading Philosophers, Teachers, Skeptics ... Etc


Author: De Robigne Mortimer Bennett

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography

Page: 1075

View: 6668

Gregor und die graue Prophezeiung


Author: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger GmbH

ISBN: 3862741435

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6400

Den Auftakt der spannenden Kinderbuchreihe der Bestsellerautorin Suzanne Collins ("Die Tribute von Panem") nun erstmals auch digital erleben! Für ein etwas jüngeres Publikum, aber ebenso fesselnd und mitreißend! Fantastisch und spannend! Gregor entdeckt ein geheimnisvolles Land unterhalb von New York ... Als der elfjährige Gregor seine kleine Schwester vor dem Sturz in den Lüftungsschacht des Wäschekellers bewahren will, kommen ihnen Nebelschwaden entgegen und sie fallen in ein scheinbar endloses Nichts. Sie landen im Unterland, einer Welt unterhalb von New York City. Dort leben fast durchsichtig wirkende Menschen neben riesigen sprechenden Kakerlaken und Fledermäusen, die als Reittiere benutzt werden. Gregor ist fasziniert, aber trotzdem will er nur eins: so schnell wie möglich zurück nach Hause. Es genügt schon, dass sein Vater vor mehr als zwei Jahren spurlos verschwunden ist! Da erfährt Gregor, dass er in einer Prophezeiung vorkommt. Wenn er sich auf sie einlässt, könnte er nicht nur den Unterländern gegen die Ratten helfen, sondern auch seinen Vater finden ... Abenteuer in einem geheimnisvollen Land tief unter der Erde - der erste von fünf fesselnden "Gregor"-Romanen.

The World is Full of Divorced Women


Author: Jackie Collins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849836205

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 4795

Cleo James, the cool British journalist who joined the thrill seekers when she found her husband coupling with her best friend…Muffin, the luscious centerfold, with a little girl charm, a big girl body, and an appetite for all that Hollywood has to give…Mike James,the music promoter who adores his Cleo but whose addiction to women is constant and insatiable…Jon Clapton, who took a little English girl from Wimbledon, and made her into Britain's top model, and now wants to keep those profits rolling in any way he can…And Daniel Onel, an actor grown older, wiser-and hungrier than ever for Cleo James

The World is Full of Married Men


Author: Jackie Collins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849836183

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 4571

David Cooper cheats on his wife. She doesn't cheat - and that suits him fine. Until the young and beautiful Claudia appears and David wants out of his marriage. But Claudia has different ideas - different dreams: To be a model, an actress, a star. And she'll do anything to make it. Just name a price.The world is full of married menis a devastating exposure of the cut throat media business - the phony promises and the very real power of the casting couch.

Jimmy Collins

A Baseball Biography


Author: Charlie Bevis

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786492325

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 244

View: 1603

This first book-length biography of Jimmy Collins examines the life of an intensely private, business-oriented ballplayer who was the first third baseman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Collins’ life is covered in depth from his early years growing up in Buffalo, through his 14-year major league baseball career 1895–1908 primarily in Boston, to his post-baseball life as a real estate investor. This book sheds new light on Collins’ motivations to leverage his baseball success—which included leading Boston to victory in the first modern-day World Series in 1903—into lucrative baseball contracts to fund his real estate investments. When he led the Boston Americans to successive American League championships in 1903 and 1904, Collins was instrumental in the foundation of today’s highly successful Boston Red Sox franchise and its intense rivalry with the New York Yankees.

Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation


Author: Andrew Lycett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144813689X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 4791

The definitive biography of Wilkie Collins: the Victorian novelist, playwright, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White, who lived a life of sensation. Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White, was the master of the Victorian sensation novel, but he also had a complex private life that could have come straight out of one of his bestselling novels. While his books focused on uncovering family secrets, Wilkie was determined to keep his own unconventional domestic arrangements – living with two women, neither of them his wife – hidden from the outside world. In this colourful investigative biography, set against the backdrop of Victorian London, Andrew Lycett brings to life one of England’s greatest writers and reveals a brilliant, contrary and sensual man, deeply committed to his work.

Handbook of Sociological Theory


Author: Jonathan H. Turner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387324585

Category: Political Science

Page: 745

View: 5376

This wide-ranging handbook presents in-depth discussions on the array of subspecialties that comprise the field of sociological theory. Prominent theorists working in a variety of traditions discuss methodologies and strategies; the cultural turn in sociological theorizing; interaction processes; theorizing from the systemic and macro level; new directions in evolutionary theorizing; power, conflict, and change; and theorizing from assumptions of rationality.