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Warriors: Dawn of the Clans #5: A Forest Divided

By Erin Hunter
  • ISBN Code: : 0062063650
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf : warriors.pdf

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Discover the origins of the warrior Clans in this thrilling prequel to Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series The fifth book in the Dawn of the Clans series takes readers back to the earliest days of the Clans, when the cats first settled in the forest and began to forge the warrior code. The spirit-cats have spoken: to survive, the cats from the mountains must grow and spread like the Blazing Star. Clear Sky believes the only way to grow is to band together again, but few cats are willing to ally with him. While Tall Shadow plans to establish a new camp in the pine forest, River Ripple is content by the water, and Wind Runner has made her own home on the moor. The time has now come for all cats to decide where they will live—and where their allegiances truly lie. Also contains an exclusive bonus scene!

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  • Pdf File: the-arthurian-name-dictionary.pdf

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This text presents a comprehensive dictionary of characters, places, objects and themes found in the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Information is drawn from significant Arthurian sources between Gildas's 'De Excidio Britanniae' (c.540) and Tennyson's 19th-century 'Idylls of the King'. The book contains names extracted from over 250 original Arthurian texts and includes information on characters such as Lancelot and Gawain, places such as Camelot and Camlann, objects such as Excalibur and the Holy Grail and themes such as the Sword in the Stone and the beheading game. Each entry provides a description of the name, including possible origins or historical basis of the name, and major characters and themes are discussed extensively and their evolution through the series of texts is traced.

River of Life, River of Death

By Victor Mallet
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191089435
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 943
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India is killing the Ganges, and the Ganges in turn is killing India. The waterway that has nourished more people than any on earth for three millennia is now so polluted with sewage and toxic waste that it has become a menace to human and animal health. Victor Mallet traces the holy river from source to mouth, and from ancient times to the present day, to find that the battle to rescue what is arguably the world's most important river is far from lost. As one Hindu sage told the author in Rishikesh on the banks of the upper Ganges (known to Hindus as the goddess Ganga) - 'If Ganga dies, India dies. If Ganga thrives, India thrives. The lives of 500 million people is no small thing.' Drawing on four years of first-hand reporting and detailed historical and scientific research, Mallet delves into the religious, historical, and biological mysteries of the Ganges, and explains how Hindus can simultaneously revere and abuse their national river. Starting at the Himalayan glacier where the Ganges emerges pure and cold from an icy cave known as the Cow's Mouth and ending in the tiger-infested mangrove swamps of the Bay of Bengal, Mallet encounters everyone from the naked holy men who worship the river, to the engineers who divert its waters for irrigation, the scientists who study its bacteria, and Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist prime minister, who says he wants to save India's mother-river for posterity. Can they succeed in saving the river from catastrophe — or is it too late?

Handbook of Territorial Politics

By Klaus Detterbeck,Eve Hepburn
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 1784718777
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 252
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The study of territorial politics has enjoyed a renaissance in the last thirty years. Scholars have questioned the state-centric assumptions upon which mainstream social science has been built, pointing to the territorial (re)distribution of power across and within states. This Handbook brings together leading scholars to demonstrate how territory has shaped institutional structures, public policies, elections, political parties, and identity across the world. Offering theoretical, comparative and empirical insights, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of territory on modern political, economic and social life.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovations for Sustainable and Responsible Mining

By Xuan-Nam Bui,Changwoo Lee,Carsten Drebenstedt
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030608395
  • Total of Pages : 564
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 279
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This volume gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of mining, geology and geo-spatial technologies, as presented by leading researchers and engineers at the International Conference on Innovations for Sustainable and Responsible Mining (ISRM), held in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 15-17 2020. The contributions cover a diverse range of topics, including mining technology, drilling and blasting engineering, tunneling and geotechnical applications, mineral processing, mine management and economy, environmental risk assessment and management, mining and local development, mined land rehabilitation, water management and hydrogeology, regional Geology and tectonics, spatial engineering for monitoring natural resources and environment change, GIS and remote sensing for natural disaster monitoring, risk mapping and revisualization, natural resources monitoring and management, mine occupational safety and health. Selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process, they will spur novel research directions and foster future multidisciplinary collaborations.

Moving Images

By Krista Lynes,Tyler Morgenstern,Ian Alan Paul
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  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Book Code : 3839448271
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 715
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In recent years, spectacular images of ruined boats, makeshift border camps, and beaches littered with life vests have done much to consolidate the politics of movement in Europe. Indeed, the mediation of migration as a crisis has worked to shore up various forms of militarized surveillance, humanitarian response, legislative action, and affective investment. Bridging academic inquiry and artistic and activist practice, the essays, documents, and artworks gathered in Moving Images interrogate the mediation of migration and refugeeism in the contemporary European conjuncture, asking how images, discourses, and data are involved in shaping the visions and experience of migration in increasingly global contexts.

VMware vSphere Design

By Forbes Guthrie,Scott Lowe,Kendrick Coleman
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 111849394X
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: vmware-vsphere-design.pdf

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Achieve the performance, scalability, and ROI your business needs What can you do at the start of a virtualization deployment to make things run more smoothly? If you plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere solutions in your company, this unique book provides keen insight and solutions. From hardware selection, network layout, and security considerations to storage and hypervisors, this book explains the design decisions you'll face and how to make the right choices. Written by two virtualization experts and packed with real-world strategies and examples, VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition will help you design smart design decisions. Shows IT administrators how plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere virtualization solutions Explains the design decisions typically encountered at every step in the process and how to make the right choices Covers server hardware selection, network topology, security, storage, virtual machine design, and more Topics include ESXi hypervisors deployment, vSwitches versus dvSwitches, and FC, FCoE, iSCSI, or NFS storage Find out the "why" behind virtualization design decisions and make better choices, with VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition, which has been fully updated for vSphere 5.x.

Aleksei P. Okladnikov: The Great Explorer of the Past. Volume 2

By Aleksander K. Konopatskii
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  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1789697085
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 412
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The second volume of the biography of prominent Soviet archaeologist Aleksei P. Okladnikov (1908-1981) concentrates on his works in 1961–1981, when he was a director at the Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences, in Novosibirsk. during this time he continued his active fieldworks in Siberia, Russian Far East, Central Asia and Mongolia.

Understanding Video Games

By Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen,Jonas Heide Smith,Susana Pajares Tosca
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429777043
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 483
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From Pong to virtual reality, Understanding Video Games, 4th Edition, takes video game studies into the next decade of the twenty-first century, highlighting changes in the area, including mobile, social, and casual gaming. In this new edition of the pioneering text students learn to assess the major theories used to analyze games, such as ludology and narratology, and gain familiarity with the commercial and organizational aspects of the game industry. Drawing from historical and contemporary examples, the student-friendly text also explores the aesthetics of games, evaluates the cultural position of video games, and considers the potential effects of both violent and "serious" games. Extensively illustrated, and featuring discussion questions, a glossary of key terms, and a detailed video game history timeline, this new edition is an indispensable resource for students, scholars and teachers interested in examining the ways video games continue to reshape entertainment and society.

Advances in Databases and Information Systems

By Albertas Caplinskas,Johann Eder
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3540448039
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 714
  • Pdf File: advances-in-databases-and-information-systems.pdf

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems, ADBIS 2001, held in Vilnius, Lithuania, in September 2001. The 25 revised full papers presented together with one invited paper and two abstracts of invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 82 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on query optimization, multimedia and multilingual information systems, spatiotemporal aspects of databases, data mining, transaction processing, conceptual modeling and information systems specification, active databases, query methods, XML, and information systems design.

French Short Stories for Beginners

By Touri Language Learning
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  • Publisher : Touri Language Learning
  • Book Code : 1729420796
  • Total of Pages : 140
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 235
  • Pdf File: french-short-stories-for-beginners.pdf

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Do you know what the number 1 language learning principle is to catapult your French fluency? To the enjoy the material! The biggest mistake language learners make is studying boring, difficult grammar material that causes them to fall asleep before they even speak a single word! Do you struggle with learning French and the embarrassment of pronunciation? Do you get confused trying to figure out irregular verbs? How about placing the accent in the correct place? Do all of the false friends and tricky vocabulary make your head spin? As a beginner, in fact, studying these is not an effective use of your time nor the best way to learn a new language. Is this how children learn their language skills? Of course not. We believe that reading engaging and fun stories that you can actually understand will create an "emotional glue" between you the reader and the newly acquired knowledge. That is exactly what inspired us to continue our series of French Short Stories. Enter French Stories for Beginners Vol 2:You will find 10 easy-to-read, engaging, and fun stories that will not only help you to dramatically expand your vocabulary but it gives you the tools to improve your grasp of the French language. Boost your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and spark your imagination with these ten unconventional French short stories! All stories are written using vocabulary that you could easily use in your day-to-day conversations. The stories are written with beginner French learners in mind. With that said, it is highly recommended to have a basic understanding of French to achieve maximum enjoyment and effectiveness of the lessons. This program is excellent for those who want to get an introduction to the language or brush up on their French language skills. How to Read French Short Stories for Beginners Vol 2: -Each story contains an important lesson in the French language (Verbs, Adjectives, Past Tense, Giving Directions, and more), involving an interesting and entertaining story with realistic dialogues and day-to-day situations. -A summary in French and in English of what you just read, both to review the lesson and for you to gauge your comprehension of what the tale was about. -At the end of those summaries, you’ll be provided with a list of vocabulary found in the lesson, as well as phrases that you may not have understood the first time! -Finally, you’ll be given clever questions in French, so you can prove that you learned something in the stories. Even if you have failed multiple times in the past to learn French, these short stories will give you the rocket fuel you need to finally grasp the language! Act now and grab your copy of French Short Stories for Beginners Vol 2 and start learning the fun way!