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The Horsewoman

The Horsewoman

The Horsewoman

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Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 0316499781

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 448

Number of Views: 681

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Emotions rule us all—and turn two women’s lives into a ride they can barely control in this “hugely entertaining, riveting page-turner.” —#1 bestselling author Louise Penny Maggie Atwood and Becky McCabe, mother and daughter, both champion riders, vowed to never, ever, go up against one another. Until the tense, harrowing competitions leading to the Paris Olympics. Mother and daughter share a dream: to be the best horsewoman in the world. Coronado is Maggie’s horse. An absolutely top-tier Belgian warmblood. Sky is Becky’s horse. A small, speedy Dutch warmblood. Only James Patterson could bring you such breakneck speed, hair-raising thrills and spills. Only hall of fame sportswriter Mike Lupica could make it all so real.


The Horsewoman - A Practical Guide To Side-Saddle Riding

The Horsewoman - A Practical Guide To Side-Saddle Riding

The Horsewoman - A Practical Guide To Side-Saddle Riding

Author: Alice M. Hayes

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

Isbn 10: 1447484339

Category: Nature

Number of Pages: 496

Number of Views: 762

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“The Horsewoman” is a vintage guide to horse riding aimed at women. This charming guide walks the reader through every step, from picking the right attire and saddles to the first mounting and beyond. This easy-to-understand guide will be of utility to absolute beginners, and is not to be missed by collectors of vintage equestrian literature. Contents include: “Sports and Utility”, “Beginning to Ride”, “Horses for Ladies”, “Side-Saddles”, “Bridles”, “Riding Dress”, “Mounting and Dismounting”, “How to Hold the Reins”, “The Seat”, “Hands, Voice, Whip and Spur”, “First Lessons in Riding”, “Riding Cross Country”, “Hacking”, “Riding Without Reins”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on horses used for sports and utility.


Riding on the Power of Others

Riding on the Power of Others

Riding on the Power of Others

Author: Ren Hurst

Publisher: Vegan Publishers

Isbn 10: 1940184142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 174

Number of Views: 1560

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Ren Hurst finds her way to horses as a teenager, following a turbulent and painful childhood. They are her saving grace, her first experience of pure joy and freedom. She soon becomes a passionate horsewoman, intent on riding her way to the top. Her ascent takes an unexpected turn when compassion becomes the key component to success after she discovers an entirely new paradigm regarding equine understanding and practices. This understanding leads her to walk away completely from riding and training horses and into a world where relationship is all that matters. These innovative currents of change reveal themselves to be demanding and controversial, but also exceptionally rewarding and unavoidably far-reaching into Ren's personal life. She embarks on a wild quest of radical transformation, finding an ever-deepening compassion for herself and all life around her. This book is the story of a woman's metamorphosis through her falls, rises, and life-changing insights, under the wise and benevolent guidance of a powerful animal.


The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Author: Kim Michele Richardson

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 144345866X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 1125

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In 1936, Bluet is the last of the Kentucky Blues. In the dusty Appalachian hills of Troublesome Creek, nineteen and blue-skinned, Bluet has used up her last chance for “respectability” and a marriage bed. Instead, she joins the historical Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky and becomes a librarian, riding up treacherous mountains on a mule to deliver books and other reading material to the poor hill communities of Eastern Kentucky. Along her dangerous route, Bluet confronts many who are distrustful of her blue skin. Not everyone is so keen on Bluet’s family or the Library Project, and the impoverished Kentuckians are quick to blame a Blue for any trouble in their small town. Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek provides an authentic Appalachian voice to a story of hope, heartbreak and raw courage and shows one woman’s strength, despite it all, to push beyond the dark woods of Troublesome Creek.


The Hearts of Horses

The Hearts of Horses

The Hearts of Horses

Author: Molly Gloss

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Isbn 10: 0547525249

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 301

Number of Views: 502

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A female horse whisperer finds her place among the ranchers of WWI-era Oregon in this heartwarming historical Western with “its own unique pleasures” (Publishers Weekly). In the winter of 1917, nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen saddles her horses and heads for a remote county in eastern Oregon, looking for work “gentling” wild horses. She finds employment with the rancher George Bliss, whose regular ranch hands are overseas fighting World War I. George glimpses, beneath Martha’s showy rodeo garb, a shy but strong-willed girl with a serious knowledge of horses. So begins the irresistible tale of a young woman determined to claim her place in a man’s world. Over the course of several long, hard winter months, many of the townsfolk witness Martha talking in low, sweet tones to horses believed beyond repair—and getting miraculous, almost immediate results. It's with this gift that she earns their respect, and a chance to make herself a home.


The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits

The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits

The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits

Author: Emily Esterson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1629140910

Category: Pets

Number of Pages: 176

Number of Views: 366

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As even a quick glance around a saddler shop or through a tack store catalog will show, the world of horse bits is both enormous and mystifying. The primary means of communicating with and controlling a horse, Western and English bits come in a bewildering assortment of materials, sizes, and shapes. Their descriptions—full-cheek snaffle, hackamore, high port, French link, Tom Thumb, spade, KK Ultra—are no less puzzling, and with new bits and refinements being produced every year, even the most experienced horseman must struggle to keep up with the state of the art. The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits will answer all your questions on the subject . . . and then some. Not only does the author and horsewoman Emily Esterson go into detail about all kinds of equine mouthware and how each is constructed, but she also explains how and why each works in the context of what the rider wants the horse to accomplish. Does your horse have difficulty bending or flexing? Suggestions and solutions to these and myriad other horse-and-rider problems will be found throughout these authoritative yet user-friendly pages. Whether a novice or expert horseman, every rider, trainer, or owner in any equestrian discipline will benefit from this book’s wide-ranging and practical information for years to come.


Unsolaced

Unsolaced

Unsolaced

Author: Gretel Ehrlich

Publisher: Pantheon

Isbn 10: 0307911802

Category: Science

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 768

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From the author of the enduring classic The Solace of Open Spaces, here is a wondrous meditation on how water, light, wind, mountain, bird, and horse have shaped her life and her understanding of a world besieged by a climate crisis. Amid species extinctions and disintegrating ice sheets, this stunning collection of memories, observations, and narratives is acute and lyrical, Whitmanesque in breadth, and as elegant as a Japanese teahouse. “Sentience and sunderance,” Ehrlich writes. “How we know what we know, who teaches us, how easy it is to lose it all.” As if to stave off impending loss, she embarks on strenuous adventures to Greenland, Africa, Kosovo, Japan, and an uninhabited Alaskan island, always returning to her simple Wyoming cabin at the foot of the mountains and the trail that leads into the heart of them.


Horse Brain, Human Brain

Horse Brain, Human Brain

Horse Brain, Human Brain

Author: Janet Jones

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

Isbn 10: 1646010272

Category: Pets

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 585

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An eye-opening game-changer of a book that sheds new light on how horses learn, think, perceive, and perform, and explains how to work with the horse’s brain instead of against it. In this illuminating book, brain scientist and horsewoman Janet Jones describes human and equine brains working together. Using plain language, she explores the differences and similarities between equine and human ways of negotiating the world. Mental abilities—like seeing, learning, fearing, trusting, and focusing—are discussed from both human and horse perspectives. Throughout, true stories of horses and handlers attempting to understand each other—sometimes successfully, sometimes not—help to illustrate the principles. Horsemanship of every kind depends on mutual interaction between equine and human brains. When we understand the function of both, we can learn to communicate with horses on their terms instead of ours. By meeting horses halfway, we achieve many goals. We improve performance. We save valuable training time. We develop much deeper bonds with our horses. We handle them with insight and kindness instead of force or command. We comprehend their misbehavior in ways that allow solutions. We reduce the human mistakes we often make while working with them. Instead of working against the horse’s brain, expecting him to function in unnatural and counterproductive ways, this book provides the information needed to ride with the horse’s brain. Each principle is applied to real everyday issues in the arena or on the trail, often illustrated with true stories from the author’s horse training experience. Horse Brain, Human Brain offers revolutionary ideas that should be considered by anyone who works with horses.


The Quickie

The Quickie

The Quickie

Author: James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 031600720X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 523

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A one-night stand spirals into a web of dark secrets in James Patterson's steamy thriller of love, lust, and murder. Lauren Stillwell is not your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiraling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour. In a further twist of fate, Lauren must take on a job that threatens everything she stands for. Now, she's paralyzed by a deadly secret that could tear her life apart. With her job and marriage on the line, Lauren's desire for retribution becomes a lethal inferno as she fights to save her livelihood-and her life. Patterson takes us on a twisting roller-coaster ride of thrills in his most gripping novel yet. This story of love, lust and dangerous secrets will have readers' hearts pounding to the very last page.


Angel Warriors

Angel Warriors

Angel Warriors

Author: Gregg Abello

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

Isbn 10: 1482865432

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 502

Number of Views: 1488

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Angel Warriors is an action/adventure fiction novel about the extraordinary missions tasked by the Archangels to the chosen human beings, who are known as Innocents, in the fight against the Demons, who threaten to annihilate the human race and rule over the Angels in Heaven. Specifically chosen from the different parts of the world, the protagonists, who are eventually called the Angel Warriors, find themselves caught in many bizarre events during their earthly life, which leads to their higher calling in the afterlife, where they are prepared by the Archangels to carry out their important mission. Together with the leaders of the spiritual realm, the Angel Warriors ultimately perform their tasks but take a toll on themselves as they go through different odds against the villains in various encounters, which are full of twists and unexpected turns.


On Swift Horses

On Swift Horses

On Swift Horses

Author: Shannon Pufahl

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0525538135

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 1719

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A Lambda Literary Award Finalist, 2020. A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Named a Most Anticipated Book of Fall by The New York Times, Real Simple, Electric Literature, and more. “Cinematic . . . The spaces she creates for her characters . . . have the aura of realms.” —The New York Times Book Review A lonely newlywed and her wayward brother-in-law follow divergent and dangerous paths through the postwar American West. Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. The air is rich with the tang of salt and citrus, but the limits of her new life seem to be closing in: She misses her freethinking mother, dead before Muriel's nineteenth birthday, and her sly, itinerant brother-in-law, Julius, who made the world feel bigger than she had imagined. And so she begins slipping off to the Del Mar racetrack to bet and eavesdrop, learning the language of horses and risk. Meanwhile, Julius is testing his fate in Las Vegas, working at a local casino where tourists watch atomic tests from the roof, and falling in love with Henry, a young card cheat. When Henry is eventually discovered and run out of town, Julius takes off to search for him in the plazas and dives of Tijuana, trading one city of dangerous illusions and indiscretions for another. On Swift Horses is a debut of astonishing power: a story of love and luck, of two people trying to find their place in a country that is coming apart even as it promises them everything.


Paint

Paint

Paint

Author: Jennifer Dance

Publisher: Dundurn

Isbn 10: 145972870X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 248

Number of Views: 1691

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CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2015) - Commended The life story of a painted mustang set against the backdrop of America’s Great Plains in the late 1800s. It’s the late 1800s. A Lakota boy finds an orphaned mustang foal and brings her back to his family’s camp, naming her Paint for her black-and-white markings. Boy and horse soon become inseparable. Together they learn to hunt buffalo, their fear of the massive beasts tempered by a growing trust in each other. When the U.S. Cavalry attacks the camp, the pair is forced onto separate paths. Paint’s fate becomes entwined with that of settlers, who bring irreversible change to the grassland, setting the stage for environmental disaster. Bought and sold several times, Paint finally finds a home with English pioneers on the Canadian Prairie. With a great dust storm looming on the horizon, man and horse will need to work together if they hope to survive.


Horse Girl

Horse Girl

Horse Girl

Author: Carrie Seim

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0593095502

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 1413

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Mean Girls meets Black Beauty in Horse Girl by celebrated author Carrie Seim--a funny and tender middle-grade novel about finding your forever herd. "This book is funny and exciting. Beautifully portrays both the pleasures and risks of riding horses and also of being a teen. Very original, and a great pleasure to read."--Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wills is a seventh grader who's head-over-hoof for horses, and beyond excited when she gets the chance to start training at the prestigious Oakwood Riding Academy. But Amara--the Queen of the #HorseGirls--and her posse aren't going to let the certifiably dork-tagious Wills trot her way into their club so easily. Between learning the reins of horse riding, dealing with her Air Force pilot mom being stationed thousands of miles from home, and keeping it together in front of (gasp!) Horse Boys, Wills learns that becoming a part of the #HorseGirl world isn't easy. But with her rescue horse, Clyde, at her side, it sure will be fun. Complete with comedic, original hoof notes to acquaint the less equestrian among us, Horse Girl delivers everything a young readers wants: mean girls, boy problems, and embarrassingly goofy dad jokes. And it does so on the back of a pony.


The American Horsewoman

The American Horsewoman

The American Horsewoman

Author: Elizabeth Karr

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

Isbn 10: 1465547568

Category:

Number of Pages: 324

Number of Views: 1001


Horse Girls

Horse Girls

Horse Girls

Author: Halimah Marcus

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 0063009269

Category: Literary Collections

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1960

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A compelling and provocative essay collection that smashes stereotypes and redefines the meaning of the term “horse girl,” broadening it for women of all cultural backgrounds. As a child, horses consumed Halimah Marcus’ imagination. When she wasn’t around horses she was pretending to be one, cantering on two legs, hands poised to hold invisible reins. To her classmates, girls like Halimah were known as “horse girls,” weird and overzealous, absent from the social worlds of their peers. Decades later, when memes about “horse girl energy,” began appearing across social media—Halimah reluctantly recognized herself. The jokes imagine girls as blinkered as carriage ponies, oblivious to the mockery behind their backs. The stereotypical horse girl is also white, thin, rich, and straight, a daughter of privilege. Yet so many riders don’t fit this narrow, damaging ideal, and relate to horses in profound ways that include ambivalence and regret, as well as unbridled passion and devotion. Featuring some of the most striking voices in contemporary literature—including Carmen Maria Machado, Pulitzer-prize winner Jane Smiley, T Kira Madden, Maggie Shipstead, and Courtney Maum—Horse Girls reframes the iconic bond between girls and horses with the complexity and nuance it deserves. And it showcases powerful emerging voices like Braudie Blais-Billie, on the connection between her Seminole and Quebecois heritage; Sarah Enelow-Snyder, on growing up as a Black barrel racer in central Texas; and Nur Nasreen Ibrahim, on the colonialist influence on horse culture in Pakistan. By turns thought-provoking and personal, Horse Girls reclaims its titular stereotype to ask bold questions about autonomy and desire, privilege and ambition, identity and freedom, and the competing forces of domestication and wildness.


Everything You Wanted to Know About Clawhammer Banjo

Everything You Wanted to Know About Clawhammer Banjo

Everything You Wanted to Know About Clawhammer Banjo

Author: KEN PERLMAN

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

Isbn 10: 1611065895

Category: Music

Number of Pages: 200

Number of Views: 431

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One of the world's top players addresses nearly every aspect of the popular 5-string banjo style known as clawhammer or frailing. Chapter themes include fundamentals; advanced and experimental techniques; arranging and backup; how to play reels, hornpipes, jigs and other fiddle tunes; how to approach such genres as ragtime, bluegrass, klezmer, blues, calypso, and a wide variety of national and regional music; alternative tunings; setup and accessories; and historical background. Features 120 tunes along with numerous exercises and musical examples in crystal clear tablature; all tunes illustrated by author on two accompanying CDs.


Fall Girl

Fall Girl

Fall Girl

Author: Martha Crawford Cantarini,Chrystopher J. Spicer

Publisher: McFarland

Isbn 10: 0786455977

Category: Sports & Recreation

Number of Pages: 235

Number of Views: 929

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Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, acclaimed horse trainer and show rider Martha Crawford Cantarini was among the busiest of Hollywood’s elite corps of female stunt riders. She was the regular stunt double for such actresses as Eleanor Parker, Anne Baxter and Shirley MacLaine, appearing in films ranging from Elvis Presley’s debut feature Love Me Tender to the epic Western The Big Country. Martha also hosted a Las Vegas television program in the 1960s, while her palomino Frosty gained fame as “the gambling horse” after rolling a seven at the Thunderbird Casino craps table. This fascinating insider’s memoir of the American entertainment industry recounts Martha’s personal and professional associations with Clark Gable, Ronald Reagan, Jean Simmons, and other Hollywood luminaries.


21st Birthday

21st Birthday

21st Birthday

Author: James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 0759555699

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 1098

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Detective Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a young woman from a serial killer long enough to see her twenty-first birthday. When young wife and mother Tara Burke goes missing with her baby girl, all eyes are on her husband, Lucas. He paints her not as a missing person but a wayward wife—until a gruesome piece of evidence turns the investigation criminal. While Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas pursues the story and M.E. Claire Washburn harbors theories that run counter to the SFPD’s, ADA Yuki Castellano sizes Lucas up as a textbook domestic offender . . . who suddenly puts forward an unexpected suspect. If what Lucas tells law enforcement has even a grain of truth, there isn't a woman in the state of California who's safe from the reach of an unspeakable threat.


Zoo

Zoo

Zoo

Author: James Patterson,Michael Ledwidge

Publisher: Little, Brown

Isbn 10: 0316097438

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 668

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In James Patterson's pulse-racing New York Times bestseller, violent animal attacks are destroying entire cities-and two unlikely heroes must save the world before it's too late. All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide. For 36 years, James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse-racing novels-and Zoo is the thriller he was born to write. With wildly inventive imagination and white-knuckle suspense that rivals Stephen King at his very best, Zoo is an epic, non-stop thrill-ride from "one of the best of the best" (Time).


A Parent's Guide to Riding Lessons

A Parent's Guide to Riding Lessons

A Parent's Guide to Riding Lessons

Author: Elise Gaston Chand

Publisher: Storey Publishing

Isbn 10: 1603426620

Category: Sports & Recreation

Number of Pages: 179

Number of Views: 478

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If you don’t know the difference between a bridle and a saddle but your child dreams of riding horses, this informative guide will answer all of your most pressing questions. Elise Gaston Chand provides informed and sensible tips on finding qualified instructors, the cost of lessons, safety concerns, and much more. Learn what to watch for as your child’s riding progresses, confidently steer your child toward rewarding competition experiences, and take pride in all of your child’s riding achievements.


Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide

Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide

Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide

Author: Sharon Wilsie

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

Isbn 10: 1570768501

Category: Sports & Recreation

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 1721

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Horse Speak is not a training method or technique—it is a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. Horse Speak can be used by anyone who works with horses, whether riding instructor, colt starter, recreational rider, or avid competitor. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, and provides simple replies you can use to tell him that you “hear” him, you “get it,” and you have ideas you want to share with him, too. The result? Time with your horse will be full of what horse trainer and equine-assisted learning instructor Sharon Wilsie of Wilsie Way Horsemanship calls Conversations, and soon the all-too-common misunderstandings that occur between horse and human will evolve into civil discussions with positive and progressive results! Learn Horse Speak in 12 easy steps; understand equine communication via breath and body language; and discover the Four Gs of Horse Speak: Greeting, Going Somewhere, Grooming, and Gone. Practice regulating your intensity, and sample dozens of ready-made Conversations with your horse, as step-by-step templates and instructional color photographs walk you through the eye-opening process of communicating on a whole new level.


Yangsila

Yangsila

Yangsila

Author: Hari Raj Bhattarai

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Isbn 10: 1796081396

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 366

Number of Views: 447

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Yangsila: Love across the Himalayas is a fiction that picks up a historical event from a medieval setting and renders it new, tuning it up with contemporary socio-cultural issues in Nepal. The protagonist Panchashar is modeled after medieval Nepali sculptor Arniko, who had been invited by the Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan to build pagodas and stupas in his kingdom. The novel beautifully depicts socio-cultural, including marital relations, dependency and migration among people of eastern Nepali hills with people in China, basically Tibet. It also makes a passing note on the gradual loss of unity and cultural sovereignty of the Kirats living in the eastern hills of Nepal, and the possible danger of external cultural intervention thereof. By giving the novel a positive resolution, the author suggests an amicable solution to the cultural crisis through familial understanding and closer interactions, despite cultural and geographical differences among the people on the two sides of the Himalayas. The novel also gives an allegorical rendering to the latest crisis and uncertainty in the history of Nepal, and its symbolic negation by creative people through an escape into a mythical, imaginary and bucolic setting.


Tales from the Mabinogi

Tales from the Mabinogi

Tales from the Mabinogi

Author: Gwyn a Crossley-Holland Thomas, Kevin

Publisher: Y Lolfa

Isbn 10: 1784611913

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 96

Number of Views: 1535

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Gwyn Thomas and Kevin Crossley-Holland's modern adaptation of the medieval stories of Pwyll, Branwen, Manawydan and Math. Illustrated by Margaret Jones. Reprint; first published in 2006.


The Age of the Horse

The Age of the Horse

The Age of the Horse

Author: Susanna Forrest

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

Isbn 10: 0802189512

Category: History

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 334

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A “superb” account of the enduring connection between humans and horses—“Full of the sort of details that get edited out of more traditional histories” (The Economist). Fifty-six million years ago, the earliest equid walked the earth—and beginning with the first-known horse-keepers of the Copper Age, the horse has played an integral part in human history. It has sustained us as a source of food, an industrial and agricultural machine, a comrade in arms, a symbol of wealth, power, and the wild. Combining fascinating anthropological detail and incisive personal anecdote, equestrian expert Susanna Forrest draws from an immense range of archival documents as well as literature and art to illustrate how our evolution has coincided with that of horses. In paintings and poems (such as Byron’s famous “Mazeppa”), in theater and classical music (including works by Liszt and Tchaikovsky), representations of the horse have changed over centuries, portraying the crucial impact that we’ve had on each other. Forrest combines this history with her own experience in the field, and travels the world to offer a comprehensive look at the horse in our lives today: from Mongolia where she observes the endangered takhi, to a show-horse performance at the Palace of Versailles; from a polo club in Beijing to Arlington, Virginia, where veterans with PTSD are rehabilitated through interaction with horses. “For the horse-addicted, a book can get no better than this . . . original, cerebral and from the heart.” —The Times (London)


Sport and Entrepreneurship

Sport and Entrepreneurship

Sport and Entrepreneurship

Author: Dilwyn Porter,Wray Vamplew

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1000051056

Category: Sports & Recreation

Number of Pages: 186

Number of Views: 862

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Sport and Entrepreneurship combines perspectives derived from business history and sports history, focusing on the important but relatively unexplored relationship of entrepreneurship and sport. This important volume offers clearer definitions of both sports products and sports entrepreneurship, gives due regard to social entrepreneurs, and assesses the continuing relevance of Hardy’s pioneering study from the 1980s. Hardy himself provides an introduction to the volume, and chapters by Wray Vamplew and Dilwyn Porter supply an overarching theoretical framework, offering new ways of identifying and describing sports-related entrepreneurial activity. Each chapter explores a particular case study, focusing on specific examples of entrepreneurship as it has been practised in a variety of sporting contexts from the nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries, ranging from 19th century equestrianism, to 20th century ice hockey, and football in the 21st century and covering entrepreneurship in North America, Europe and the United Kingdom. Each, in its own way, adds depth and complexity to the discussion. Bridging the gap between sports history and business history, too often seen as separate spheres, Sport and Entrepreneurship will be of great interest to scholars of sport history, business and sport, business history, and entrepreneurship. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.


Knucklebones & the Black Dragon

Knucklebones & the Black Dragon

Knucklebones & the Black Dragon

Author: Melvin Karew

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Isbn 10: 1477104631

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 395

Number of Views: 1536

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In a world of fantasy, two enemies square off against one another: Grimlindus, the general, necromancer and suave lord of evil; and Ariadne, young refugee princess, fleeing the invasion of her homeland and the murder of her family. Grimlindus is armed with an evil Sword of Death and has an army of barbarians, knights, wizards, assassins and dragons. Ariadne only has a score of adventurers to assist her—a ragtag bunch of wizards, warriors and thieves—many with unclear intentions and dubious morals. With their help, she must escape the clutches of Grimlindus’s henchmen and the machinations of foreign lords who would use her for their designs, and must determine how to win back her father’s Kingdom. In the end, it will all fall to the roll of the knucklebones.


Clown

Clown

Clown

Author: Jon Davison

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Isbn 10: 1350315826

Category: Performing Arts

Number of Pages: 344

Number of Views: 1673

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This rich collection of readings offers a wide-ranging and authoritative survey of clown practices, history and theory, from the origins of the word clown through to contemporary clowning. Covering clowns in theatre, circus, cinema, TV, street and elsewhere, the author's stimulating narrative challenges assumptions and turns orthodoxy on its head.


School's Out Forever

School's Out Forever

School's Out Forever

Author: Scott K. Andrews

Publisher: Abaddon Books

Isbn 10: 1849974381

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 736

Number of Views: 1702

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THE HIT BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE NEW FILM ‘AFTER THE WORLD DIED WE ALL SORT OF DRIFTED BACK TO SCHOOL. AFTER ALL, WHERE ELSE WAS THERE TO GO?’ Lee Keegan’s fifteen. If most of the population of the world hadn’t just died choking on their own blood, he might be worrying about acne, body odour and girls. As it is, he and the young Matron of his boarding school, Jane Crowther, have to try and protect their charges from cannibalistic gangs, religious fanatics, a bullying prefect experimenting with crucifixion, and even the might of the US Army. Welcome to St. Mark’s School for Boys and Girls... School’s Out Forever collects School’s Out, Operation Motherland and Children’s Crusade, with the short story The Man Who Would Not Be King, an introduction by the editor, interviews, and new, previously unpublished material.


The Good Son

The Good Son

The Good Son

Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard

Publisher: MIRA

Isbn 10: 0369717554

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 824

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“Rich and complex, The Good Son is a compelling novel about the aftermath of a crime in a small, close-knit community.”—Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard comes the gripping, emotionally charged novel of a mother who must help her son after he is convicted of a devastating crime. What do you do when the person you love best becomes unrecognizable to you? For Thea Demetriou, the answer is both simple and agonizing: you keep loving him somehow. Stefan was just seventeen when he went to prison for the drug-fueled murder of his girlfriend, Belinda. Three years later, he’s released to a world that refuses to let him move on. Belinda’s mother, once Thea’s good friend, galvanizes the community to rally against him to protest in her daughter’s memory. The media paints Stefan as a symbol of white privilege and indifferent justice. Neighbors, employers, even some members of Thea's own family turn away. Meanwhile Thea struggles to understand her son. At times, he is still the sweet boy he has always been; at others, he is a young man tormented by guilt and almost broken by his time in prison. But as his efforts to make amends meet escalating resistance and threats, Thea suspects more forces are at play than just community outrage. And if there is so much she never knew about her own son, what other secrets has she yet to uncover—especially about the night Belinda died?


A Death of Music

A Death of Music

A Death of Music

Author: A.A. Chamberlynn

Publisher: A.A. Chamberlynn

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 200

Number of Views: 526

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The Apocalypse is nigh as the four horsewomen begin to search for the seven seals that will destroy humanity. The Riders must contend with their new powers and their new purpose, but it’s not so easy to leave the past behind. Can they manage to find the seals without blowing their cover as double agents? As reality begins to unravel, it’s unclear if they’re on the right side, and who they can really trust: Heaven, Hell, or the Fallen?


The Shutters

The Shutters

The Shutters

Author: Ahmed Bouanani

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

Isbn 10: 0811227855

Category: Poetry

Number of Pages: 172

Number of Views: 960

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This surreal poetry maps Morocco’s cultural history, as Bouanani hauntingly evokes all of the violence inflicted on his country The Shutters collects the two most important poetry collections—"The Shutters" and "Photograms"—by the legendary Moroccan writer Ahmed Bouanani. By intertwining myth and tradition with the familiar objects and smells of his lived present, Bouanani reconstructs vivid images of Morocco's past. He weaves together references to the Second World War, the Spanish and French protectorates, the Rif War, dead soldiers, prisoners, and poets screaming in their tombs with mouths full of dirt. His poetry, written in an imposed language with a "strange alphabet," bravely confronts the violence of his country's history—particularly during the period of les années de plomb, the years of lead—all of which bears the brutal imprint of colonization. As Bouanani writes, "These memories retrace the seasons of a country that was quickly forgetful of its past, indifferent to its present, constantly turning its back on the future."


School's Out

School's Out

School's Out

Author: Scott K. Andrews

Publisher: Abaddon Books

Isbn 10: 1849970149

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 1744

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"After the world died we all sort of drifted back to school. After all, where else was there for us to go?" It's never easy being fifteen, but when your teachers are killing each other, the prefect who loves to bully you is experimenting with crucifixion, and the rival gang from across town have decided that ritualistic cannibalism is the way to go, spots and BO don't seem like such big problems after all. These are the final days of St Marks' School For Boys, and the punishment for disobedience is death!


Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf

Author: David Farland

Publisher: Macmillan

Isbn 10: 1429911980

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 480

Number of Views: 677

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Volume Two of The Runelords Raj Ahtan, ruler of Indhopal, has used enough forcibles to transform himself into the ultimate warrior: The Sum of All Men. Ahtan seeks to bring all of humanity under his rule-destroying anything and anyone that stood in his path, including many friends and allies of young Prince Gaborn Val Orden. But Gaborn has fulfilled a two-thousand-year-old prophecy, becoming the Earth King-a mythic figure who can unleash the forces of the Earth itself. And now the struggle continues. Gaborn has managed to drive off Raj Ahtan, but Ahtan is far from defeated. Striking at far-flung cities and fortresses and killing dedicates, Ahtan seeks to draw out the Earth King from his seat of power, to crush him. But as they weaken each other's forces in battle, the armies of an ancient and implacable inhuman enemy issue forth from the very bowels of the Earth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Teutonic Mythology: The Gods and Goddesses of the Northland (Vol. 1-3)

Teutonic Mythology: The Gods and Goddesses of the Northland (Vol. 1-3)

Teutonic Mythology: The Gods and Goddesses of the Northland (Vol. 1-3)

Author: Viktor Rydberg

Publisher: e-artnow

Isbn 10:

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 716

Number of Views: 1135

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Teutonic Mythology: Gods and Goddesses of the Northland in 3 volumes is a historical work by Swedish author Viktor Rydberg which deals with Germanic tradition and Norse mythology. One of Rydberg's mythological theories developed in this book is that of a vast World Mill which rotates the heavens, which he believed was an integral part of Old Norse mythic cosmology.


Delphi Complete Paintings of Amedeo Modigliani (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Paintings of Amedeo Modigliani (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Paintings of Amedeo Modigliani (Illustrated)

Author: Amedeo Modigliani

Publisher: Delphi Classics

Isbn 10: 1786564947

Category: Art

Number of Pages: 1133

Number of Views: 1869

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Though he died young in relative obscurity, the works of Amedeo Modigliani are now regarded as some of the most important canvases of the twentieth century. Modigliani’s innovative portraits and nudes are characterised by their asymmetrical compositions, elongated figures and monumental use of line. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Modigliani’s complete paintings in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * The complete paintings of Amedeo Modigliani — over 350 paintings, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order * Includes reproductions of rare works * Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information * Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Modigliani’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books * Hundreds of images in colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the paintings * Easily locate the paintings you wish to view * Includes a selection of Modigliani's drawings and sculptures - explore the artist’s varied works * Scholarly ordering of plates into chronological order Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting e-Art books CONTENTS: The Highlights PORTRAIT OF PEDRO THE HORSEWOMAN HEAD, 1911 CARYATID PIERROT BEATRICE HASTINGS CESLO LAGAR JUAN GRIS JEAN COCTEAU CHAIM SOUTINE SEATED NUDE, 1916 NUDE SITTING ON A DIVAN MADAME ZBOROWSKA RECLINING NUDE WITH BLUE CUSHION LEOPOLD ZBOROWSKI SEATED BOY WITH CAP JEANNE HÉBUTERNE, WITH A DOOR IN THE BACKGROUND The Paintings THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS Other Artworks LIST OF DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURES Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to buy the whole Art series as a Super Set


Wild West Women

Wild West Women

Wild West Women

Author: Erin H. Turner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Isbn 10: 1493023349

Category: History

Number of Pages: 300

Number of Views: 826

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Wild West Women features the true stories of the pioneering wives, mothers, daughters, teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists who shaped the frontier and helped change the face of American history. These fifty stories cover the Western experience from Kansas City to Sacramento and the Yukon to the Texas Gulf.


Modern Polo

Modern Polo

Modern Polo

Author: Captain E. D. Miller

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

Isbn 10: 1473340020

Category: Nature

Number of Pages: 568

Number of Views: 401

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This vintage book contains a complete guide to polo, with information on its rules, picking horses, breeding, equipment, history, and much more. Written in plain, simple language and profusely illustrated, this timeless handbook will be of considerable utility to modern readers with an interest in the game. Contents include: "First Steps at Polo", "Theory and Practice of Polo", "Polo Appliances", "Choosing a Polo Pony", "Training the Polo Pony", "Polo Pony Gear", "Polo Pony Management", "Various Breeds Polo Ponies", "Polo in India", "A Retrospect", "Poly Pony Breeding", "Polo in the Army", "Polo Abroad", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on horses used for sport and utility.


Bloody Genius

Bloody Genius

Bloody Genius

Author: John Sandford

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0525536620

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 402

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Virgil Flowers will have to watch his back--and his mouth--as he investigates a college culture war turned deadly in another one of Sandford's "madly entertaining Virgil Flowers mysteries" (New York Times Book Review). At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of science and medicine. Each carries their views to extremes that may seem absurd, but highly educated people of sound mind and good intentions can reasonably disagree, right? Then a renowned and confrontational scholar winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate . . . and as he probes the recent ideological unrest, he soon comes to realize he's dealing with people who, on this one particular issue, are functionally crazy. Among this group of wildly impassioned, diametrically opposed zealots lurks a killer, and it will be up to Virgil to sort the murderer from the mere maniacs.


Wrangling Women

Wrangling Women

Wrangling Women

Author: Kristin M. McAndrews

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

Isbn 10: 0874176875

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 193

Number of Views: 965

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The small Methow Valley community of Winthrop, Washington, has reinvented itself as a western-theme town. Winthrop women function as trail guides, wranglers, horse trainers, packers, and ranchers and work in an environment where gender stereotypes must be carefully preserved for the sake of the tourist-based economy. Yet these women often subvert and undermine traditional gender images with humor. How the wrangling women of Winthrop accomplish this challenging balancing act is a fascinating study of women’s manipulation of language and gender stereotypes in the modern West. Kristin McAndrews states that she “began to suspect that the reason there was so little scholarship on women’s humor was that male researchers didn’t understand it, or perhaps they didn’t recognize it.” To examine the humor of one group of women, she conducted interviews with Winthrop’s female wranglers, collecting stories about their lives as workers and as members of their community. For all these women, professional success depends on courage, ingenuity, a sense of humor, and a facility with language—as well as on an ability to perform within the traditional gender stereotypes evoked by their town’s Wild west image.


To Catch an Earl

To Catch an Earl

To Catch an Earl

Author: Karen Lingefelt

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand

Isbn 10: 163258204X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1313

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[BookStrand Regency Romance, HEA] James Patton, Earl of Thorndale, prefers to find a wife by chance to his mother's matchmaking. When Emily Rawlinson prevents her niece's elopement only to be mistaken for the would-be bride, she escapes by leaping out of the carriage and into James's arms, in front of London's most notorious scandalmonger. Accident or design? Neither James nor Emily knows, but they agree to a temporary betrothal until gossip subsides, after which they'll quietly part ways. Yet their families keep hindering their secretly planned breakup. His mother insists on announcing their betrothal at a ball. Emily's brother, who blames her for every family misfortune, forbids his daughter to wed until Emily does. Then James's grandmother arrives from Ireland expecting a wedding. As obstacles allow love to bloom, passion to ignite, and secrets to unfold, James and Emily must learn that while it's impossible to leave everything to chance, some things are still beyond their control...but either way, they're meant to be together! ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance