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Book Reindeer Moon

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release : 2015-03-17
  • ISBN : 0544409884
  • Pages : 338 pages

Download or read book Reindeer Moon written by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and published by HMH. This book was released on 2015-03-17 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A whole culture is imaginatively and authoritatively illuminated” in this “suspenseful, insightful, poignant” novel of prehistoric times (Publishers Weekly). Twenty thousand years ago, a courageous girl lived in Siberia near Woman Lake, a place you won’t find on any modern map. Only thirteen, Yanan and her companions—hunters of deer, gatherers of roots and twigs—struggle to survive the harsh realities of hunger and cold, bound by an unending cycle of birth, kinship, violence, and death. As Yanan recounts the terrible adventures of her brief life, she departs on spirit journeys that evoke the lives of the animals to which she and her people are intimately linked. A lyrical novel of our species’ prehistory, Reindeer Moon opens up corridors to the imagination that lead us back to the long-forgotten echoes of our distant human past. “Unforgettable . . . Reindeer Moon beautifully resurrects a lost world of merciless magnificence. Dozens of memorable characters live and die in this moving tale, which should become a classic.” —Chicago Tribune Book World “Those familiar with the author’s landmark study, The Harmless People, will not be surprised at the range of anthropological information she brings to her first novel, or at the lucidity of her prose. What will astonish, engross and move readers in her narrative of a group of hunter-gatherers who lived 20,000 years ago is the dramatic immediacy of the story and the depth and range of character development.” —Publishers Weekly

Book The Animal Wife

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1990
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 289 pages

Download or read book The Animal Wife written by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and published by . This book was released on 1990 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Light years separate Thomas's intelligent, literate fiction from most other novels set in prehistoric times. Exuding authenticity and distinguished by resonant language, this novel, a companion to Reindeer Moon, is likewise set in the savannastet of the Siberian Paleolithic. The narrator, Kori, and his hunter-gatherer people are portrayed as heroic but also fallible, sometimes prey to bad judgment and overwhelming passions. Kori is beset by guilt when he realizes that his shaman father's new wife is pregnant with Kori's child, conceived in secret before his father chose to marry her. Later, seized with lust at the sight of a woman swimming in a pond, he impulsively captures her, putting his group in peril of her people's revenge. The woman, whom he names Muskrat, comes from a tribe whose customs, worship, sexual practices and hunting techniques are different from Kori's. These alien beliefs and mutually incomprehensible languages are as crippling to their relationship as a deep ethnic division is in any time; intolerance and distrust breed bitterness and tragedy. Thomas has a magical feel for the patterns of the natural world integral to the hunter-gather culture. While this novel does not have the heart-tugging poignance of the previous story, it is psychologically acute and soaringly imaginative.

Book Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  1975 1991

Download or read book Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature 1975 1991 written by R. Reginald and published by Detroit : Gale Research. This book was released on 1992 with total page 1512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science fiction constitutes one of the largest and most widely read genres in literature, and this reference provides bibliographical data on some 20,000 science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction books, as well as nonfiction monographs about the literature. A companion to Reginald's Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1700-1974 (Gale, 1979), the present volume is alphabetically arranged by approximately 10,000 author names. The entry for each individual work includes title, publisher, date and place published, number of pages, hardbound or paperback format, and type of book (novel, anthology, etc.). Where appropriate, entries also provide translation notes, series information, pseudonyms, and remarks on special features (such as celebrity introductions). Includes indexes of titles, series, awards, and "doubles" (for locating volumes containing two novels). Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Book The Old Way

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release : 2007-10-30
  • ISBN : 9780312427283
  • Pages : 368 pages

Download or read book The Old Way written by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and published by Picador. This book was released on 2007-10-30 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas was nineteen when her father took his family to live among the Bushmen of the Kalahari. Fifty years later, after a life of writing and study, Thomas returns to her experiences with the Bushmen, one of the last hunter-gatherer societies on earth, and discovers among them an essential link to the origins of all human society. Humans lived for 1,500 centuries as roving clans, adapting daily to changes in environment and food supply, living for the most part like their animal ancestors. Those origins are not so easily abandoned, Thomas suggests, and our modern society has plenty still to learn from the Bushmen. Through her vivid, empathic account, Thomas reveals a template for the lives and societies of all humankind.

Book Nyae Nyae  Kung Beliefs and Rites

Download or read book Nyae Nyae Kung Beliefs and Rites written by Lorna Marshall and published by Peabody Museum Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With style and depth, Lorna Marshall leads the reader through the intricacies, ambiguities, and silences of !Kung beliefs. Her narrative, based on fieldwork among the Bushmen of the Kalahari in the early 1950s, brings into focus a way of life that appears to have existed for millennia. She presents the culture, beliefs, and spirituality of one of the last true hunting-and-gathering peoples by focusing on members of different bands as they reveal their own views. This account, with photography by John Marshall, presents a system of beliefs, one in which personified deities and unpersonifled supernatural forces (n!ow and n/um) interact with man and the natural world. The !Kung believe that this interaction accounts for much of the mystery of life and the vicissitudes of the good and evil that befall mankind. The book also depicts an egalitarian lifestyle based on sharing and group awareness, a lifestyle that has not survived intact the increasing integration of the Bushmen into the modern world.

Book The Whole Story

Download or read book The Whole Story written by John E. Simkin and published by K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company. This book was released on 1996 with total page 1198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work is the only comprehensive guide to sequels in English, with over 84,000 works by 12,500 authors in 17,000 sequences.

Book This Book Is Not about Drama

Download or read book This Book Is Not about Drama written by Myra Barrs and published by Pembroke Publishers Limited. This book was released on 2012 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: " Part food for thought, part instruction manual, part stories and scripts to explore, and part encouragement to recharge, this practical book offers a comprehensive approach to using role play and discussion to build meaningful language experiences. It explores issues around storytelling, silent speech, writing, and imagination and shows teachers how to be effective observers and support the deeper meaning that comes from working inside and outside the text. This authoritative resource is full of simple strategies and texts that have been chosen for their ability to engage students, get them out of their chairs, and let them learn actively and socially. The strategies begin with simple games, and evolve into more complex learning opportunities. The model texts give teachers a great place to start, and anecdotes from real classrooms put them into context. These classroom glimpses illustrate the real power that students can bring to their learning as they share within groups and find ways to involve their audience."--Publisher.

Book The Fairyland Series

Download or read book The Fairyland Series written by Catherynne M. Valente and published by Feiwel & Friends. This book was released on 2014-11-18 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Fairyland Series (Books 1-3): The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Faiyland and Led the Revels There, and The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two "One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century"—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket) who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. . . . Perfect for fans new to the series, the first three books of Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland Series are available together in this bundle. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making: Upon arriving in Fairyland, September learns the new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than she is. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn't . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There: September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows—and their magic—to the world of Fairyland Below. This underworld has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September's shadow. And Halloween does not intend to give Fairyland's shadows back. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two: September misses Fairyland and her friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. She longs to leave the routines of home and embark on a new adventure. Little does she know that this time, she will be spirited away to the moon, reunited with her friends, and find herself faced with saving Fairyland from a Moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers.

Book Odd Jobs

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Updike
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • ISBN : 0679645853
  • Pages : 1024 pages

Download or read book Odd Jobs written by John Updike and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-12-04 with total page 1024 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To complement his work as a fiction writer, John Updike accepted any number of odd jobs—book reviews and introductions, speeches and tributes, a “few paragraphs” on baseball or beauty or Borges—and saw each as “an opportunity to learn something, or to extract from within some unsuspected wisdom.” In this, his largest collection of assorted prose, he brings generosity and insight to the works and lives of William Dean Howells, George Bernard Shaw, Philip Roth, Muriel Spark, and dozens more. Novels from outposts of postmodernism like Turkey, Albania, Israel, and Nigeria are reviewed, as are biographies of Cleopatra and Dorothy Parker. The more than a hundred considerations of books are flanked, on one side, by short stories, a playlet, and personal essays, and, on the other, by essays on his own oeuvre. Updike’s odd jobs would be any other writer’s chief work.

Book Ecstatic Body Postures

Download or read book Ecstatic Body Postures written by Belinda Gore and published by Inner Traditions / Bear & Co. This book was released on 1995 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With clear instructions and diagrams, this manual explores the altered states of consciousness which are triggered as a result of practicing ancient shamanic postures and movements.

Book In the Hands of a Child  Deer

Download or read book In the Hands of a Child Deer written by and published by In the Hands of a Child. This book was released on with total page 51 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book character Based Film Sereies Part 1

Download or read book character Based Film Sereies Part 1 written by Terry Rowan and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Fire in the Stone

    Book Details:
  • Author : Nicholas Ruddick
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release : 2012-01-01
  • ISBN : 0819569720
  • Pages : 292 pages

Download or read book Fire in the Stone written by Nicholas Ruddick and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The genre of prehistoric fiction contains a surprisingly large and diverse group of fictional works by American, British, and French writers from the late nineteenth century to the present that describe prehistoric humans. Nicholas Ruddick explains why prehistoric fiction could not come into being until after the acceptance of Charles Darwin's theories, and argues that many early prehistoric fiction works are still worth reading even though the science upon which they are based is now outdated. Exploring the history and evolution of the genre, Ruddick shows how prehistoric fiction can offer fascinating insights into the possible origins of human nature, sexuality, racial distinctions, language, religion, and art. The book includes discussions of well-known prehistoric fiction by H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, J.-H. Rosny Aîné, Jack London, William Golding, Arthur C. Clarke, and Jean M. Auel and reminds us of some unjustly forgotten landmarks of prehistoric fiction. It also briefly covers such topics as the recent boom in prehistoric romance, notable prehistoric fiction for children and young adults, and the most entertaining movies featuring prehistoric humans. The book includes illustrations that trace the changing popular images of cave men and women over the past 150 years.

Book Chicago Tribune Index

Download or read book Chicago Tribune Index written by and published by . This book was released on 1987 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Kids Can Cook Too

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lori Plegge
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2018-11-16
  • ISBN : 0359011578
  • Pages : 102 pages

Download or read book Kids Can Cook Too written by Lori Plegge and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2018-11-16 with total page 102 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Put down your cell phones, take your child by the hand and lead them into a new world they will enjoy for the rest of their lives, the kitchen. Did you know that children as young as 3 years old can help you toss, sprinkle, squirt, and add ingredients to your favorite recipes? Well they can and inside this cookbook, you will find over 140 recipes you and your child can make together. They were created for children ages 3-16. There are fun KidÕs recipes like: Eye Monster Cookies, Painted Toast and Teddy Bear Sundaes. You will also find the adult old-time favorites such as: Creamy Chicken Enchilada, Hamburger Soup and Slow Cooker Pulled Pork. Giving a child their 1st cookbook at the age of 3 is something they will cherish for the rest of their lives. I know because I received my 1st cookbook when I was 5 and I still have it to this day. HereÕs to you and your children making a lot of new found, life long, family memories they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

Book Science Fiction   Fantasy Book Review Annual

Download or read book Science Fiction Fantasy Book Review Annual written by Robert A. Collins and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1988 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Dictionary Catalog of the Dance Collection

Download or read book Dictionary Catalog of the Dance Collection written by New York Public Library. Dance Collection and published by . This book was released on 1974 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: