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Peter Duck

Author : Arthur Ransome
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‘Why do they call him Black Jake? Is it because of his hair?’ Titty asked. ‘Because of his heart’ said Peter Duck The Swallows and Amazons, as well as Captain Flint and the ancient able seaman Peter Duck, set sail on the Wild Cat bound for the Channel. But they are shadowed by the Viper, manned by none other than Black Jake - a beastly pirate with a dark plan. Can the children race ahead and uncover the buried treasure before the pirate? Can they survive storms, earthquakes, crabs and even a waterspout and make it home? BACKSTORY: Find out if you would be a good sailor aboard the Wild Cat and learn all about the real location that inspired the author.

Peter Duck

Author : Arthur Michell Ransome
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The Salt Stained Book

Author : Julia Jones
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Thirteen-year-old Donny lives with his deaf mother Skye, but after an accident Donny is taken into care. Soon it seems that his whole life has been built on a lie, and he and his new friends must work to unravel the mystery of his own identity. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

A Ravelled Flag

Author : Julia Jones
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After being rescued from the social welfare system, Donny hopes for normal family life on board the Chinese junk Strong Winds. However, when he tries to help Anna find her own mother, their adventures take them to semi-derelict docklands, in the darker side of East Anglia. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

Duck

Author : Victoria de Rijke
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The squat, noisy duck occupies a prominent role in the human cultural imagination, as evidenced by everything from the rubber duck of childhood baths to insurance commercials. With Duck,Victoria de Rijke explores the universality of this quacking bird through the course of human culture and history. From the Eider duck to the Brazilian teal to the familiar mallard, duck species are richly diverse, and de Rijke offers a comprehensive overview of their evolutionary history. She explores the numerous roles that the duck plays in literature, art, and religion—including the Hebrew belief that ducks represent immortality, and the Finnish myth that the universe was hatched from a duck’s egg. The author also highlights the significant role humor has always played in human imaginings of duck life, such as the Topographia Hibernia, a twelfth-century tome contending that ducks originated as growths on tree trunks washed up on a beach. But the book does not neglect the bird’s role in everyday life as well, from food dishes to jokes to beloved animated characters such as Daffy Duck and Donald Duck. Duck is an entertaining account of a bird whose distinctive silhouette is known the world over.

Sea Fever

Author : Sam Jefferson
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How did a big-game fishing trip rudely interrupted by sharks inspire one of the key scenes in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea? How did Robert Louis Stevenson's cruise to the cannibal-infested South Sea islands prove instrumental in his writing of The Beach of Falesa and The Ebb Tide? How did Masefield survive Cape Horn and a near-nervous breakdown to write Sea Fever? The waters of this world have swirled through storytelling ever since the Celts spun the tale of Beowulf and Homer narrated The Odyssey. This enthralling book takes us on a tour of the most dangerous, exciting and often eccentric escapades of literature's sailing stars, and how these true stories inspired and informed their best-loved works. Arthur Ransome, Erskine Childers, Jack London and many others are featured as we find out how extraordinary fact fed into unforgettable fiction.

Electrical Engineering and Applied Computing

Author : Sio-Iong Ao
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A large international conference in Electrical Engineering and Applied Computing was just held in London, 30 June – 2 July, 2010. This volume will contain revised and extended research articles written by prominent researchers participating in the conference. Topics covered include Control Engineering, Network Management, Wireless Networks, Biotechnology, Signal Processing, Computational Intelligence, Data Mining, Computational Statistics, Internet Computing, High Performance Computing, and industrial applications. The book will offer the states of arts of tremendous advances in electrical engineering and applied computing and also serve as an excellent reference work for researchers and graduate students working on electrical engineering and applied computing

The Music Substitute Sourcebook Grades K 3

Author : Valeaira Luppens
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The Music Substitute Sourcebook is an engaging, ready-to-use resource for music teachers or music substitutes. These quality, standards-based lesson plans and student activities have been developed to allow anyone to easily step into the role of "Music Teacher" and maintain the educational momentum of the class. The fully reproducible lesson plans in The Music Substitute Sourcebook have been thoroughly field tested by substitutes with no musical training, and they have enthusiastically endorsed the easy-to-follow format and creative, fun-to-teach activities. With The Music Substitute Sourcebook, students will be actively engaged in the lessons and furthering their musical growth as they discover and explore a wide variety of musical concepts.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

Author : George Watson
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

Rating Valuation

Author : Patrick H. Bond
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Since its publication this book has become the standard for both students studying for their examinations and practitioners needing a comprehensive reference book covering rating law, valuation and, importantly, practice. This third edition brings the reader up to date with the changes for the 2010 Rating Revaluation, developments in case law, the new appeals regulations and current approaches to valuing many classes of hereditament, as well as highlighting the differences between cases in England and Wales. The book is well illustrated with example valuations showing both methods of valuation and the variety of property surveyors come across in practice. The authors have extensive experience in the subject and regularly lecture on rating, valuation and taxation matters.

The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000

Author : New York Times Theater Reviews
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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Arthur Ransome

Author : Peter Hunt
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Approaching Arthur Ransome

Author : Peter Hunt
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Architecture Studio

Author : Tom Jones
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Established in Paris in 1973, Architecture Studio today integrates the work of associate architects, architects, city planners, engineers and interior designers from many countries. A highlight of their work is shown here.

Keystone Folklore Quarterly

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Young Wings

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The Big Six

Author : Arthur Ransome
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‘Why shouldn’t we be detectives too?’ When Dick and Dorothea arrive in the Norfolk Broads all set for a blissful summer on the river, they find their friends the Death and Glories in a very bad situation. Accused of setting boats adrift, sabotage and theft, the boys are under suspicion by everyone on the river. And in the meantime, the real culprits are still at large. There’s no choice but to form a crime-busting team: The Big Six. As the evidence stacks against them, can they solve the mystery and trap the real criminals? Includes exclusive material: In ‘The Backstory’ find out about birds, boats and fish and put your own detective skills to the test! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Space and Place in Children s Literature 1789 to the Present

Author : Maria Sachiko Cecire
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Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collection is comprised of four sections that take up the space between children and adults, the representation of 'real world' places, fantasy travel and locales, and the physical space of the children’s book-as-object. In their essays, the contributors analyze works from a range of sources and traditions by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Maria Edgeworth, Gloria Anzaldúa, Jenny Robson, C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Knox, and Claude Ponti. While maintaining a focus on how location and spatiality aid in defining the child’s relationship to the world, the essays also address themes of borders, displacement, diaspora, exile, fantasy, gender, history, home-leaving and homecoming, hybridity, mapping, and metatextuality. With an epilogue by Philip Pullman in which he discusses his own relationship to image and locale, this collection is also a valuable resource for understanding the work of this celebrated author of children’s literature.

The Picts and the Martyrs

Author : Arthur Ransome
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The Ds can't wait to go and stay with Nancy and Peggy in the Lake District during the summer holidays. But when the Amazons’ dreadful Great Aunt invites herself to stay too, the summer is threatened with dullness. Staying indoors and reading poetry is not what anyone had in mind. To save the Ds from total boredom, the Amazons arrange for their friends to stay in a tumble-down hut in the woods. And as long as no one discovers they're there they can sail all summer long... In the Backstory you can learn how to make a campfire! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

The Well at the World s End

Author : A. J. Mackinnon
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“This is a wonderful book ... warm, humorous and entertaining.” – Bookseller+Publisher When A.J. Mackinnon quits his job in Australia, he knows only that he longs to travel to the Well at the World’s End, a mysterious pool on a remote Scottish island whose waters, legend has it, hold the secret to eternal youth. Determined not to fly (‘It would feel like cheating’), he sets out with a rucksack, some fireworks and a map of the world and trusts chance to take care of the rest. By land and by sea, by train, truck, horse and yacht, he makes his way across the globe – and through a series of hilarious adventures. He survives a bus crash in Australia, marries a princess in Laos, is attacked by Komodo dragons and does time in a Chinese jail. The next lift – or the next near-miss – is always just a happy accident away. This is the astonishing true story of a remarkable voyage, an old-fashioned quest by a modern-day adventurer. “One of the most enjoyable books I have ever read ... a marvellous read by a travel writer with a unique style.” – The Canberra Times A.J. Mackinnon is the author of The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow and The Well at the World’s End. He was born in Australia in 1963 and he spent his childhood between England and Australia, travelling as a small boy with his family on the last P&O liners to sail between the two countries. His interests include painting, philosophy, writing, conjuring and home-made fireworks.