July 3, 2022
Reading for Life Book

Reading for Life | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book Reading for Life by Philip Davis available in full 288 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Literary Criticism related to Reading for Life below.

Reading for Life

By Philip Davis
  • ISBN Code: : 0192547992
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 924
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : reading-for-life.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Reading for Life is an anthology of poems and of extracts from prose fiction, related to a series of case-histories of individuals carefully reading, discussing their reading lives, and thinking about the relation of literature to their existence. It enables readers to gain increased imaginative access to the works in question through seeing how they have intensely affected equivalent readers—a novelist, a poet, a doctor, a teacher, an anthologist, but also non-specialists, ordinary people within shared reading groups in many different settings, finding help from literary texts in times of often painful personal need. It is the story of the work done by Philip Davis' research unit, the Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society (CRILS), at the University of Liverpool, in a ten-year partnership with the outreach charity The Reader, taking serious literature to often neglected communities and struggling individuals through the shared reading—alive and aloud—of literature from all ages. Reading for Life is a detailed account of what reading literature can do for a wide variety of individuals in relation to a wide variety of texts: it will be of interest to serious readers in the wider world as much as to scholars working within literary studies, and to all those involved in thinking about the therapeutic interactions of literature and life in psychology, medicine, and mental health support settings.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • The Horror Of Christmas
    The Horror Of Christmas

    A Book written by Robert Louis Stevenson,Arthur Conan Doyle,M. R. James,Thomas Hardy,Saki,Sabine Baring-Gould,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Charles Dickens,Fergus Hume,John Kendrick Bangs,Jerome K. Jerome,Leonard Kip,Catherine Crowe,Lucie E. Jackson,William Douglas O'Connor,Frank R. Stockton,James Bowker,Grant Allen,Louisa M. Alcott,Florence Marryat,Katherine Rickford,J. M. Barrie,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,George MacDonald,Bithia Mary Croker,Mary Elizabeth Braddon,Catherine L. Pirkis,E. F. Benson,Algernon Blackwood, published by e-artnow 2020-12-17 - 1016 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • The Apostle
    The Apostle

    A Book written by John Pollock, published by David C Cook 1994-01-07 - 312 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Intercepted
    Intercepted

    A Book written by Michael McKnight, published by U of Nebraska Press 2012-10-01 - 488 pages - part of Sports & Recreation books.

    Get eBook
  • The Cellist’s Friend
    The Cellist’s Friend

    A Book written by Robert J Fanshawe, published by AuthorHouse 2018-02-21 - 200 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Captain Future - the Horror at Jupiter
    Captain Future - the Horror at Jupiter

    A Book written by Allen Steele, published by The Experimenter Publishing Company, LLC 101-01-01 - 220 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Mortality's Muse
    Mortality's Muse

    A Book written by D. T. Siebert, published by Rowman & Littlefield 2013-10-10 - 158 pages - part of Social Science books.

    Get eBook
  • Touching the Rainbow
    Touching the Rainbow

    A Book written by Reginald Kasaval, published by Author House 2012-11-14 - 92 pages - part of Self-Help books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

Dreamcatcher 7

By Ruplekha Sengupta
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vikas Publishing House
  • Book Code : 935271282X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 345
  • Pdf File: dreamcatcher-7.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Dreamcatcher series of English Readers knits selections from across the world, from every genre, every period into an unusual pattern. Each thread of this pattern tells a story which is unique, muchloved, and thoughtprovoking. Dreamcatcher encourages readers to understand and appreciate literature, and inspires further reading.The books for grades 1 to 8 adhere to the suggested language skill areas and themes defined by the new curriculum published by the CISCE.

Out of the Ghetto

By Sean Harrison
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Book Code : 1480899577
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 217
  • Pdf File: out-of-the-ghetto.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sean Harrison completed his studies at one of the most prestigious medical centers in New York City in the spring of 1982. For three decades, he worked in a profession where he excelled and provided his family with a lifestyle, he never dreamed possible. For it is a far cry from his senior year of high school when his classmates voted him as “the most likely to be dead by the time he’s thirty.” Harrison shares his life story, revealing how anyone open-minded and willing can experience a dramatic shift in consciousness, from an inner-ghetto mentality to a new way of being. Harrison focuses on what he calls the four pillars of addiction—fear, guilt, resentment, and self-pity—responsible for most of the unhappiness we see in the world today. Out of the Ghetto is designed to help the addict and non-addict alike, offering practical ways to erase the errors of our past and begin anew. Harrison’s fundamental belief is that anyone who suffers from the pain of living can change the way they live by altering their thoughts, free from the ego’s distorted perceptions of reality. Praise for Out of the Ghetto “Riveting, revolutionary, and raw, this is a book for the ages.” —Shannon Tushingham, Ph.D., Director, Museum of Anthropology, WSU “A gifted storyteller, Sean takes us inside his twenty-year battle with active addiction. Whether you are new to recovery or have been a seeker for many years, there is great spiritual wisdom awaiting you throughout the pages of this book.” —Ronnie G, A grateful recovering addict, 11/25/1982 “Insightful and timely, Out of the Ghetto is a must-read for anyone charged with evaluating and treating this complex and often fatal disease.” —Samer Assaf, MD, Internal Medicine Sharp Reese-Stealy “Having worked in the field of addiction for over a decade, I highly recommend this book to anyone suffering directly or indirectly from its devastating effects. It is a brilliant, transparent account of one man’s journey from the hopelessness of addiction through all aspects of the recovery process in a brutally honest, humorous, and compassionate way.” —Sharon Daverio RN, LCSW, CASAC

The Sport of the Gods

By Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Book Code : 0307434605
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 431
  • Pdf File: the-sport-of-the-gods.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872—1906) overcame racism and poverty to become one of the best-known authors in America, and the first African American to earn a living from his poetry, fiction, drama, journalism, and lectures. This original collection includes the short novel The Sport of the Gods, Dunbar’s essential essays and short stories, and his finest poems, such as “Sympathy,” all which explore crucial social, political, and humanistic issues at the dawn of the twentieth century.

The Seven Laws of the Harvest

By John W. Lawrence
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Book Code : 9780825498176
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 479
  • Pdf File: the-seven-laws-of-the-harvest.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A popular presentation of God's basic laws of Christian growth that produce an abundant and effective spiritual life.

Voices of the 9/11 Pentagon Recovery Effort

By Mark Joseph Mongilutz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476639477
  • Total of Pages : 163
  • Category : History
  • Members : 941
  • Pdf File: voices-of-the-9-11-pentagon-recovery-effort.pdf

Book Short Summary:

9/11 is more commonly associated with New York and the World Trade Center than with the Pentagon, whose destruction received far less coverage. But those who helped extinguish the fires, tend to the wounded, and clean up the aftermath will never forget such a loss. Thousands took part in the Pentagon recovery effort following 9/11, but few knew exactly what they were signing up for. A nearby Army unit, the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), sent its soldiers to contribute where they could, as best they could, and in any capacity they could. In this book, soldiers of The Old Guard have elected to share their experiences. Their accounts attest to the honor and camaraderie that were necessary for picking up the pieces, as well as the traumatic effects of being enveloped in the aftermath of tragedy.

The Semantics of I Am

By Geoff Keall
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1982290072
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 261
  • Pdf File: the-semantics-of-i-am.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sometimes the events of life can leave us resigned to feeling trapped within a seemingly inescapable maze of intolerable suffering. A constant struggle with challenges can be a sign of living from the ego. The good news is that there are ways to transform an attitude from ego limitation to one of infinite possibilities and abundance. In a guide to improving the whole self, Geoff Keall interweaves personal stories inspired by his family’s recovery from generational childhood sexual assault with practical wisdom to guide others through a simple formula that encourages a change in perspective to escape limiting views and constant mental chatter and move toward greater self-awareness in all areas of life. Through his insight and tips, others will learn how to: • overcome early misunderstandings to eliminate anxiety, fears, and frustration; • quiet self-defeating mind chatter; • create abundance from thoughts; and • live in a state of grace and calm. The Semantics of i AM shares personal anecdotes, tips, and revelations that reveal a different way of thinking that leads to inner peace and a better view of what it means to be alive.

A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol. XVIII (Forty-Five Volumes); Hawthorne-Holberg

By Charles Dudley Warner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1605201839
  • Total of Pages : 428
  • Category : History
  • Members : 167
  • Pdf File: a-library-of-the-world-s-best-literature-ancient-and-modern-vol-xviii.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 18 include: . excerpts from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter . travel writing by Lafcadio Hearn . the philosophy of George William Frederick Hegel and Thomas Hobbes . the writings of Heliodorus . the poems of George Herbert and Jos-Maria de Hrdia . the writings of Patrick Henry . verse by Thomas Heywood . and much, much more.

Classrooms in the Shade

By Shanthee Manjoo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Real African Publishers
  • Book Code : 0987034820
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 926
  • Pdf File: classrooms-in-the-shade.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the opening Sanskrit mantra to the final act of voting in South Africa's first democratic elections, this lyrical memoir provides a unique perspective on South Africa's modern history. The account shows how a young Hindu woman of Indian ancestry, living in South Africa in the 1940s, defied convention, married a Muslim man, and became an activist at time when Muslim women were seldom seen in such a role. As a teacher, she spoke up during the political strife of that highly segregated era, which included the relocation of Indians and angry student boycotts, and here shares her philosophies and insights into education. Filled with characters from both a personal and national context, the memoir captures the nuances of an important time and place.

The Five Great Philosophies of Life

By William De Witt Hyde
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 235
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 408
  • Pdf File: the-five-great-philosophies-of-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"The Five Great Philosophies of Life" by William De Witt Hyde. 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 Art of Public Speaking

By Dale Carnegie,Joseph Berg Esenwein
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1720
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 724
  • Pdf File: the-art-of-public-speaking.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is an introduction to public speaking by the master of the art, Dale Carnegie. It contains a wealth of information on the voice, delivery, distinctness and much more. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in the skills of public speaking. Dale Breckenridge Carnegie was an American writer, lecturer, and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today. He also wrote How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), Lincoln the Unknown (1932), and several other books. One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other peoples' behavior by changing one's behavior toward them.

In Tune with the Infinite

By Ralph Waldo Trine
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1625586205
  • Total of Pages : 137
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 972
  • Pdf File: in-tune-with-the-infinite.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ralph Waldo Trine was an important New Thought writer. In Tune With the Infinite is often cited as the inspiration for Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich. As with all New Thought writers, Trine's work helped to shape the current crop of self-help books, such as The Secret, The Power of Positive Thinking, and The Law of Attraction.

The Art of Public Speaking

By Dale Carnagey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 771
  • Pdf File: the-art-of-public-speaking.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The best way to become a confident, effective public speaker, according to the authors of this landmark book, is simply to do it. Practice, practice, practice. And while you're at it, assume the positive. Have something to say. Forget the self. Cast out fear. Be absorbed by your subject. And most importantly, expect success. "If you believe you will fail," they write, "there is hope for you. You will." DALE CARNEGIE, a pioneer in public speaking and personality development, gained fame by teaching others how to become successful. His book How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 10 million copies.

The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature

By Various
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 665
  • Pdf File: the-voice-of-science-in-nineteenth-century-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature" by Various. 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 Art of Public Speaking (The Unabridged Classic by Carnegie & Esenwein)

By Dale Carnegie,Joseph Berg Esenwein
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8074844935
  • Total of Pages : 1720
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 341
  • Pdf File: the-art-of-public-speaking.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is an introduction to public speaking by the master of the art, Dale Carnegie. It contains a wealth of information on the voice, delivery, distinctness and much more. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in the skills of public speaking. Dale Breckenridge Carnegie was an American writer, lecturer, and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today. He also wrote How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), Lincoln the Unknown (1932), and several other books. One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other peoples' behavior by changing one's behavior toward them.

Thoughts I Met on the Highway

By Ralph Waldo Trine
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1602067066
  • Total of Pages : 60
  • Category :
  • Members : 248
  • Pdf File: thoughts-i-met-on-the-highway.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Thoughts I Met on the Highway

Between Philosophy and Poetry

By Massimo Verdicchio,Robert Burch
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1847141242
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 445
  • Pdf File: between-philosophy-and-poetry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Between Philosophy and Poetry examines the complex and controversial relation that has informed literary theory since ancient times: the difference between philosophy and poetry. The book explores three specific areas: the practice of writing with respect to orality; the interpretive modes of poetic and philosophical discourse as self-narration and historical understanding; how rhythm marks the differential spaces in poetry and philosophy. The book brings together some of the most prominent international scholars in the fields of philosophy and literature to examine the differences between orality and writing, the signs and traces of gender in writing, the historical dimension of the tension between philosophical and poetic language, and the future possibility of a musical thinking that would go beyond the opposition between philosophy and poetry. In the final instance, rhythm is the force to be reckoned with and is the essential element in an understanding of philosophy and poetry. Rhythm in effect provides a musical ethics of philosophy, for musical thinking goes beyond the metaphysical opposition between philosophy and poetry and sets the frame for post-philosophical practice. Contributors: Amittari F. Aviram, Babette Babich , Eve Taylor Bannet, Stephen Barker, Alexandro Carrera, Richard Detsch, Karen Feldman, David Halliburton, Richard Kearney, Carlo Sini, P. Christopher Smith, Forrest Williams

Lighter as We Go

By Mindy Greenstein,Jimmie Holland
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199360960
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 929
  • Pdf File: lighter-as-we-go.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The fears of aging have been one long cascading domino effect through the years: twenty year-olds dread thirty; forty year-olds fear fifty; sixty fears seventy, and so it goes. And there is something to worry about, though it isn't what you'd expect: research shows that having a bad attitude toward aging when we're young is associated with poorer health when we're older. These worries tend to peak in midlife; but in Lighter as We Go, Mindy Greenstein and Jimmie Holland show us that, contrary to common wisdom, our sense of well-being actually increases with our age--often even in the presence of illness or disability. For the first time, Greenstein and Holland--on a joint venture between an 85 year-old and a fifty year-old--explore positive psychology concepts of character strengths and virtues to unveil how and why, through the course of a lifetime, we learn who we are as we go. Drawing from the authors' own personal, intergenerational friendship, as well as a broad array of research from many different areas--including social psychology, anthropology, neuroscience, humanities, psychiatry, and gerontology--Lighter as We Go introduces compassion, justice, community, and culture to help calm our cascading fears of aging.

How to Own Your Own Mind

By Napoleon Hill
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101992832
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 239
  • Pdf File: how-to-own-your-own-mind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Locked in a vault since 1941, here is Napoleon Hill's definitive lesson on how to organize your thinking to attain success! In How to Own Your Mind, you receive a one-of-a-kind master class in how to think for success from motivational pioneer and author of Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill. In three compelling chapters, Hill demonstrates how to organize, prioritize, and act on information so that it translates into opportunity. Knowledge is not power. Only applied knowledge is power. This book teaches you how to use what you know, and how to know what’s worth knowing. “The name Napoleon Hill is synonymous with practical advice on how to get ahead.”—Mitch Horowitz, CNBC

Preparing for Today's Global Job Market

By C. Robinson-Easley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137347406
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 762
  • Pdf File: preparing-for-today-s-global-job-market.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the Lens of Color identifies and delineates a methodology for effectively positioning and/or repositioning oneself in today's global job market that moves significantly beyond strategies associated with simply developing a resume, cover letter or business plan.

Scandal of the Year

By Laura Lee Guhrke
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062041738
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 636
  • Pdf File: scandal-of-the-year.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Passionate and exciting, Laura Lee Guhrke is always a delight to read.” —Christina Dodd “I adore everything she writes.” —Julia Quinn With Scandal of the Year New York Times and USA Today bestseller Laura Lee Guhrke continues her wonderful “Abandoned at the Altar” historical romance series—the breathtaking chronicles of the amorous exploits of three sexy dukes and the ladies who capture their hearts. A Victorian Era delight, Scandal of the Year follows Guhrke’s delightful Wedding of the Season (“One of the best romances of the season!” —Teresa Medeiros), telling a wickedly romantic tale of a desperate lady looking to create a scandal that will free her from a horrible marriage—a scheme that turns the life of an unsuspecting, love-struck duke upside-down!

The Best Horror of the Year

By Ellen Datlow
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1597802417
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 683
  • Pdf File: the-best-horror-of-the-year.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An Air Force Loadmaster is menaced by strange sounds within his cargo; a man is asked to track down a childhood friend... who died years earlier; doomed pioneers forge a path westward as a young mother discovers her true nature; an alcoholic strikes a dangerous bargain with a gregarious stranger; urban explorers delve into a ruined book depository, finding more than they anticipated; residents of a rural Wisconsin town defend against a legendary monster; a woman wracked by survivor's guilt is haunted by the ghosts of a tragic crash; a detective strives to solve the mystery of a dismembered girl; an orphan returns to a wicked witch's candy house; a group of smugglers find themselves buried to the necks in sand; an unanticipated guest brings doom to a high-class party; a teacher attempts to lead his students to safety as the world comes to an end around them... What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the twenty-one stories and poems included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year. Legendary editor Ellen Datlow (Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe), winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume One.

Kissed by a Croc

By John Lever,Jenny Lanyon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Book Code : 1460700147
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 277
  • Pdf File: kissed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bushie meets crocs. John Lever is one of the outback's seriously tough characters. He owns Australia's largest croc farm that's home to 3000 saltwater crocs. Meet John Lever - adventurer, storyteller, traveller and owner of Koorana Crocodile Farm - and one of the world's foremost experts in the behaviour and management of Crocodylus porosus, the Australian saltwater crocodile. For almost half a century the crocs have fascinated John Lever; he courted, counted, cajoled and captured them as a wildlife officer in the remote waterways of Papua New Guinea, before returning home to Australia to establish the first commercial crocodile farm in outback Queensland. Along the way he has accumulated some great tales - like the time he wrestled an unrestrained croc while flying at 4000 feet - and knows more about the Australian salty than just about anyone.

McGraw-Hill's CSET Multiple Subjects

By Cynthia Johnson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 0071781765
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 341
  • Pdf File: mcgraw-hill-s-cset-multiple-subjects.pdf

Book Short Summary:

WE WANT TO HELP YOU SUCCEED ON THE CSET We've put all of our proven expertise into McGraw-Hill's CSET: Multiple Subjects to make sure you're ready for this crucial exam for prospective teachers. This book gives you complete preparation for not only the Multiple Subjects sections but the CSET Writing Skills test as well. You'll also get in-depth review and practice, plus essential question-answering techniques and strategies developed by a renowned test-prep expert. We're ready to guide you step by step through your CSET preparation program--and give you the tools you need to succeed. Inside you'll find: A diagnostic test to help youfocus your study Two full-length Multiple Subjects practice exams Two Writing Skills practice tests Practice constructed-response questions with sample answers A comprehensive review of CSET subjects Writing tips for constructedresponse questions and the Writing Skills exam Invaluable test-taking strategies for a competitive edge

The Invitation

By A.M. Castle
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008364737
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 105
  • Pdf File: the-invitation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Thirteen guests. One killer. No escape.

Poems of Love and Life for Leo

By Derek & Julia Parker
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Book Code : 1742757847
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 886
  • Pdf File: poems-of-love-and-life-for-leo.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Leos, ever wondered what the Sun-signs tell you about love and life? This unique anthology of poems for love and life relates directly to your Sun-sign, Leo. If you were born between the 23rd of July and the 23rd of August, you will relate to many of the themes identified with your sign’s characteristics and personality traits. The poems in this collection have been chosen because they reflect a Leo attitude to life. They appeal to the interests ‘ruled’ by your sign; the animals, flowers, trees, plants and places celebrated by the poets and associated with the sign of Leo over three thousand years of traditional astrology. Some have been chosen simply because we believe you will enjoy them, and that they will awaken or re-awaken your love of poetry.

Jump

By Steve Harvey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062220373
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 567
  • Pdf File: jump.pdf

Book Short Summary:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Steve Harvey helps you engage the Divine Spirit within you to find your life’s desire and use your own imagination to make your life’s vision a reality. At the beginning of each broadcast of his morning radio show, Steve Harvey offers his millions of listeners a few moments of spiritual advice to inspire and guide them. Fans love Steve’s wisdom and often share his insightful messages with friends and family. In this essential book, Steve expands on those daily words of wisdom by providing fans—and anyone in need of spiritual support, comfort, or guidance—this heartfelt collection of spiritual devotions. Steve beautifully and thoughtfully explains what faith is and how it can work miracles in our daily lives. He also talks in-depth about the power of human imagination and how we can use it to make our dreams come true. Steve believes that no vision enters our minds without our ability to make it a reality. As God inspires us to build and create a larger vision for our lives, Steve shows us that when we combine our inherent power with God’s divine plan, we can each achieve anything. Steve also reveals the power of using imagination, faith, and hard work to make our visions a reality. Written in an engaging storytelling format in Steve’s warm, inviting voice, each chapter of this thoughtful book offers invaluable advice and anecdotes that illuminate the power of imagination and how to use our God-given visions to enrich our lives.

Ninety-Two in the Shade

By Thomas McGuane
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 146685829X
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 245
  • Pdf File: ninety-two-in-the-shade.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tiring of the company of junkies and burn-outs, Thomas Skelton goes home to Key West to take up a more wholesome life. But things fester in America's utter South. And Skelton's plans to become a skiff guide in the shining blue subtropical waters place him on a collision course with Nichol Dance, who has risen to the crest of the profession by dint of infallible instincts and a reputation for homicide. Out of their deadly rivalry, Thomas McGuane has constructed a novel with the impetus of a thriller and the heartbroken humor that is his distinct contribution to American prose. "Full of surprises and rewards and an exhilaration one feels only rarely." Newsweek on Ninety-Two in the Shade.

The Horror on the Links

By Seabury Quinn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1597809098
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 471
  • Pdf File: the-horror-on-the-links.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn. Quinn’s short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin’s knack for solving mysteries—and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)—captivated readers for nearly three decades. Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero. The first volume, The Horror on the Links, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from “The Horror on the Links” (1925) to “The Chapel of Mystic Horror” (1928), as well as an introduction by George Vanderburgh and Robert Weinberg.

The Best Horror of the Year

By Ellen Datlow
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1597806455
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 777
  • Pdf File: the-best-horror-of-the-year.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, with the tenth volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night. Encompassed in the pages of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as: Neil Gaiman Kim Stanley Robinson Stephen King Linda Nagata Laird Barron Margo Lanagan And many others With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this light creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalog of terror, fear, and unpleasantness as articulated by today’s most challenging and exciting writers.

The Shade of Hettie Daynes

By Robert Swindells
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1407041975
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 571
  • Pdf File: the-shade-of-hettie-daynes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If you expect to see a ghost, you see a ghost... That's what Bethan tells herself when her brother Harry takes her to see the ghost at the old reservoir. But she really can see it: a pale figure floating over the water, one finger pointing downwards. Local legend says that the ghost is Hettie Daynes, an ancestor of their family, who vanished over a hundred years ago. If so, what does she want? And why is she appearing now? Harry and Bethan and their friends Rob and Alison are determined to find out! A deliciously shivery ghost tale from multi award-winning author Robert Swindells.

The Boat Rocker

By Michael Mann
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 0595339700
  • Total of Pages : 108
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 574
  • Pdf File: the-boat-rocker.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Boat Rocker is a poetry of life that both presents a philosophy of life and describes an art of living that has been learned the hard way-by actually living a life; by having tasted all the joys life offers and having suffered many of the tragedies and pains life inevitably brings as well. While The Boat Rocker will not help a person to avoid all tragedy and pain-those are a part of every life-it will help everyone who takes it's message to heart to avoid some needless suffering and to get through whatever vale of tears is encountered through a simple act of faith, for fidelity is everything in life-fidelity to self, fidelity to our loved ones, fidelity to our purpose in life, and fidelity to God. These are essential for a well-lived, rewarding life. But love is the heart and soul of faith, and faith is but love made real.