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Empty Chairs

By Xia Liu
  • ISBN Code: : 1555979149
  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Poetry
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The first publication of the poetry of Liu Xia, wife of the imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo I didn't have a chance to say a word before you became a character in the news, everyone looking up to you as I was worn down at the edge of the crowd just smoking and watching the sky. A new myth, maybe, was forming there, but the sun was so bright I couldn't see it. —from "June 2nd, 1989 (for Xiaobo)" Empty Chairs presents the poetry of Liu Xia for the first time freely in English translation. Selected from thirty years of her work, and including some of her haunting photography, this book creates a portrait of a life lived under duress, a voice in danger of being silenced, and a spirit that is shaken but so far indomitable. Liu Xia's poems are potent, acute moments of inquiry that peel back to expose the fraught complexity of an interior world. They are felt and insightful, colored through with political constraints even as they seep beyond those constraints and toward love.

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By George H.W. Bush
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781439148792
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: speaking-of-freedom.pdf

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Through the lens of more than forty speeches from his presidency, George H. W. Bush takes a special look back on the momentous global events of 1989-1992 -- the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the liberation of Kuwait, to name a few -- and reminisces about what it was like to be president through such unprecedented times. Choosing from among the hundreds of speeches he gave while in office, former president Bush selects those that meant the most to him and introduces each one with candid comments recalling the circumstances and events leading up to it. "Although now in hindsight it seems that the end results were almost preordained, at the time no one knew what would happen next. Nothing was 'inevitable' at all. We learned quickly that words mattered," he writes in the opening pages of Speaking of Freedom. Selections throughout the book bring back the fascinating times of Lech Walesa, Mikhail Gorbachev, Václav Havel, and even Saddam Hussein -- when we watched as the idea of freedom seemed to spread all over the world. It was a stunning time in world history, and in these speeches the forty-first president observes it from his perspective as commander in chief, diplomat, politician, navy pilot, and grandfather. While many of the speeches deal with foreign affairs, others cover freedom's spread within the United States, including the signing of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act and the historic Clean Air Act of 1990. President Bush's voice comes across perhaps most clearly when he is calling young people to lead a life of meaning and adventure that results only from serving others. Showcasing President Bush's usual charm, self-deprecating wit, and sharp perception, these speeches mark the moments -- large and small -- that defined his presidency. Through his words that motivated people all around the world to become involved in ideas that were bigger than themselves, George H. W. Bush shows us what it means to be "speaking of freedom."


By Michael Vorländer
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030512029
  • Total of Pages : 365
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 562
  • Pdf File: auralization.pdf

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Auralization is the technique of creation and reproduction of sound on the basis of computer data. With this tool it is possible to predict the character of sound signals which are generated at the source and modified by reinforcement, propagation and transmission in systems such as rooms, buildings, vehicles or other technical devices. This book is organized as a comprehensive collection of the basics of sound and vibration, acoustic modelling, simulation, signal processing and audio reproduction. With some mathematical prerequisites, the readers will be able to follow the main strategy of auralization easily and work out their own implementations of auralization in various fields of application in architectural acoustics, acoustic engineering, sound design and virtual reality. For readers interested in basic research, the technique of auralization may be useful to create sound stimuli for specific investigations in linguistic, medical, neurological and psychological research, and in the field of human-machine interaction.

Forgiving and Reconciling

By Everett L. Worthington Jr.
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 9780830875269
  • Total of Pages : 268
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 302
  • Pdf File: forgiving-and-reconciling.pdf

Book Short Summary:

God calls us to forgive those who have hurt us, but that's often easier said than done. Combining insights from his professional research and personal experience, Everett L. Worthington, Jr. shows what it takes (intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, and relationally) to move toward and beyond forgiveness and to cross the bridge to reconciliation.

The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers

By Jayaraja,Erwin Tielemans
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  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Book Code : 9780857004321
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Education
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  • Pdf File: the-yellow-book-of-games-and-energizers.pdf

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People of all ages learn important life skills through playing games, and recognising this can be the key to enhancing their social, educational and personal development. Incorporating play into teaching and training not only makes learning fun, but it can also open minds to the value of cooperation, communication and reflection. The book is a collection of tried and tested games for use in workshops, youth groups and the classroom, covering everything from icebreakers and group forming ideas, to brain-bending word games like "Napoleon Has Lost His Pipe" and hilarious high energy games like "Group Juggle". With clear instructions, delightful illustrations and discussion ideas for every game, this book makes it easy to encourage everyone from age 6 to 86 to think for themselves, use their imagination, and interact positively with those around them. Packed with exciting and energizing games that will entertain everyone involved, this book will be a vital resource for teachers, youth group leaders, trainers, and anyone else wishing to enrich their work with playful games and ideas.

The Greater Union

By Ron Horsley
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  • Publisher : Fulton Books, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1649529643
  • Total of Pages : 298
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 610
  • Pdf File: the-greater-union.pdf

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A founding member of the Sin Vegas Union, Hector Contreras was a child when Earth was commandeered by the Lorians. Along with those left, he spent the next fifty years fighting their extraterrestrial adversaries. For his reward, Hector helped create one of the few overpopulated, advanced megacolonies left on the planet. Drained from decades of service to humanity and the loss of his wife, Hector now spends his remaining years with a new companion in relative peace. However, his peace comes at great cost. During a nationwide celebration honoring the Union's founders, domestic terrorists kidnap Hector and massacre hundreds of thousands. Faced with the threat of extinction yet again, Hector will need family, friends, and foes alike to help thwart a cabal determined to finish what their alien conquerors began.

Theory of Energy Harmony

By Stanislav Tregub
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  • Publisher : STANISLAV TREGUB
  • Book Code : 5604473928
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 101
  • Pdf File: theory-of-energy-harmony.pdf

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In the second part of the study, the author continues to build a unified concept of energy interactions based on the hypothesis of a universal mechanism operating at all levels of matter. Previous attempts to create a ‘theory of everything’ failed as they proposed different mechanisms for various interactions. The other problem is that they invent virtual non-observable particles as carriers of interaction. Each time the experiment results fall out of the model’s predictions, a new particle pops out of the hat by a wave of a magic wand. The outcome is that mainstream theories do not have predictive power, and their explanatory power is based on the mysterious properties of virtual ghosts. Carried away by the convenience of the description that could be applied to any phenomena without the risk of being refuted, we lost the physical and common sense in our physical models. It is time to come back to the senses. Currently, the ‘particle zoo’ has hundreds of inhabitants, and game rules are so complex that even the founders of the Standard Model of particle physics confess that it is incomprehensible and inconsistent. Some think that this reflects the complexity of nature. But is it really complex in its fundamental laws? It demonstrates the same regularities in all kinds of energy interactions, and their mathematical description can be as simple as ratios of integer numbers. Do we have to complicate our models and multiply entities to infinity? The author stops this endless spiral of ghosts and turns to the physical meaning. Thus, he gets theoretical physics back to science. The book offers a consistent description of a wide range of phenomena and shows that the Theory of Energy Harmony can explain common regularities of all energy interactions. The new theory is not a ‘heaven-sent revelation’ but is grounded on research done by generations of scientists. It just takes their ideas a little further and overcomes the disintegrated state of different areas of physics. The book also contains bridges to the following volumes of the series that will take us from non-living to living matter, starting from the general levels of description and going down to the finest physical, physiological and technological details on how living systems form, function, develop and adapt to the world in which they exist.

The Iceman Cometh

By Eugene O'Neill
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 141
  • Category : Drama
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  • Pdf File: the-iceman-cometh.pdf

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"The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Little Red Chairs

By Edna O'Brien
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316378259
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-little-red-chairs.pdf

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A fiercely beautiful novel about one woman's struggle to reclaim a life shattered by betrayal, from one of the greatest storytellers of our time One night, in the dead of winter, a mysterious stranger arrives in the small Irish town of Cloonoila. Broodingly handsome, worldly, and charismatic, Dr. Vladimir Dragan is a poet, a self-proclaimed holistic healer, and a welcome disruption to the monotony of village life. Before long, the beautiful black-haired Fidelma McBride falls under his spell and, defying the shackles of wedlock and convention, turns to him to cure her of her deepest pains. Then, one morning, the illusion is abruptly shattered. While en route to pay tribute at Yeats's grave, Dr. Vlad is arrested and revealed to be a notorious war criminal and mass murderer. The Cloonoila community is devastated by this revelation, and no one more than Fidelma, who is made to pay for her deviance and desire. In disgrace and utterly alone, she embarks on a journey that will bring both profound hardship and, ultimately, the prospect of redemption. Moving from Ireland to London and then to The Hague, THE LITTLE RED CHAIRS is Edna O'Brien's first novel in ten years -- a vivid and unflinching exploration of humanity's capacity for evil and artifice as well as the bravest kind of love.