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Elephant on the Moon

Author: Mikołaj Pasiński
Publisher: Centrala
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Elephant on the Moon is a richly illustrated tale of courage, passion and determination. Although it is directed mainly at younger readers, it refers to serious events. Sir Paul Neal in the seventeenth century - one of the astronomers of the Royal Society - is supposed to have been the first to observe an elephant on the moon. At the time, his discovery provoked much confusion and fired the imaginations of many writers. Thanks to Samuel Butler's satirical account, the story reached France. Fontaine himself wrote a tale about it - 'Un animal dans la lune'.


The Masnavi Book Three

Author: Jalal al-Din Rumi
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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'Your soul each moment struggles hard with death - Think of your faith as though it's your last breath. Your life is like a purse, and night and day Are counters of gold coins you've put away' Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi is his masterpiece. Divided into six books and consisting of some 26,000 verses, the poem was designed to convey a message of divine love and unity to the disciples of Rumi's Sufi order, known today as the Whirling Dervishes. Like the earlier books, Book Three interweaves amusing stories with homilies to instruct pupils in mystical knowledge. It has a special focus on epistemology, illustrated with narratives that involve the consumption of food. This is the first ever verse translation of Book Three of the Masnavi. It follows the original by presenting Rumi's most mature mystical teachings in simple and attractive rhyming couplets.


Literature and Science

Author: John H. Cartwright
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A survey of the interaction between science and Anglo-American literature from the late medieval period to the 20th century, examining how authors, thinkers, and philosophers have viewed science in literary texts, and used science as a window to the future. * Gives clear explanations of scientific ideas ranging from medieval cosmology to modern concepts in astronomy * Organizes the material in chronological order with a chronology and bibliographic essay accompanying each chapter


Why Size Matters

Author: John Tyler Bonner
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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"John Tyler offers a completely new perspective on the role of size in biology. In his hallmark friendly style, he explores the universal impact of being the right size. By examining stories ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Gulliver's Travels, he shows that humans have always been fascinated by things big and small. Why then does size always reside on the fringes of science and never on the center stage? Why do biologists and others ponder size only when studying something else - running speed, life span, or metabolism?" "Why Size Matters, a book of big ideas in a compact size, gives size its due by presenting a overview of what we know about its role in the living world. Bonner argues that size really does matter - that it is the supreme and universal determinant of what any organism can be and do."--BOOK JACKET.


Drop the Pink Elephant

Author: Bill McFarlan
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"As GMTV anchor, I interview hundreds of people every year. However well they interview, every single person would find it easier to explain their case by following these simple principles." EAMONN HOLMES, GMTV Presenter "[Drop the Pink Elephant]...tackle[s] every aspect of personal communication in a crisp, entertaining style." THE PLAIN ENGLISH SOCIETY "There can be no whitewash at the White House." (Richard Nixon). These nine words turned the American nation against their President. Why? Because people hadn't linked the White House with a cover up until Nixon himself made the connection. His own denial created the story. It is perhaps the most famous Pink Elephant in history. But what exactly is a 'Pink Elephant'? Pink Elephants are the unnecessary negatives that clutter your conversation and meaning, sending out the wrong signals to anyone you communicate with. In Drop the Pink Elephant, Bill McFarlan reveals how to avoid the deadly trap of allowing poor communication skills to obscure your meaning and reduce your effectiveness. Drop the Pink Elephant is filled with helpful, simple and practical advice on how to make your words count for more. Put these straightforward lessons into practice and you will notice immediately how much more effectively you are able to communicate with others. Sharpen your conversation by: * FIRST SPOTTING, THEN DROPPING THE PINK ELEPHANT * GETTING RID OF THE JARGON * LEARNING TO SPEAK IN PICTURES * RECOGNISING WHEN YOU SHOULD APOLOGISE OR THANK PEOPLE * CAPTIVATING AN AUDIENCE N.B. No animals were hurt in the making of this book. (Can you spot your first Pink Elephant?)


The Moon in the Nautilus Shell

Author: Daniel B. Botkin
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Why do we keep talking about so many environmental problems and rarely solve any? If these are scientific issues, then why can't scientists solve them or at least agree on what to do? In his new book, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell, ecologist Daniel Botkin explains why. For one thing, although we live in a world of constantly changing environments and talk a lot about climate change, most of our environmental laws, policies, and scientific premises are based on the idea that the environment is constant, never changing, except when people affect it. For another, we have lost contact with nature in personal ways. Disconnected from our surroundings, we lack the deep understanding and feelings about the environment to make meaningful judgments. The environment has become just another one of those special interests that interferes with our lives. Poised to be a core text of the twenty-first century environmental movement, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell challenges us to think critically about our role in nature.


The Woman Who Loved the Moon

Author: Elizabeth A. Lynn
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This contains: Wizard's Domain; The Gods of Reorth; We All Have to Go; The Saints of Driman; I Dream of a Fish, I Dream of a Bird; The Island; The Dragon that Lived in the Sea; Mindseye; The Man Who Was Pregnant; Obsessions; The Woman in the Phone Booth; Don't Look at Me; Jubilee's Story; The Circus that Disappeared; The White King's Dream; and The Woman Who Love the Moon.


R m ya a

Author: Valmiki
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Here is a new Clay Sanskrit Library publication of "Sundara," Book Five of Valmiki's Ramayana, the source revered throughout India as the original account of the career of Rama, ideal man and incarnation of the great god Vishnu. After his great leap, Hanuman finds and explores the demons' city. The poet describes the opulence of the court of the demon king, Ravana, the beauty of his harem, and the hideous deformity of Sita's wardresses. Hanuman witnesses Sita's stern rejection of Ravana's blandishments, reveals himself to the princess, shows her Rama's signet ring as proof of identity, and offers to carry her back to her husband. She nevertheless insists that Rama must come himself to avenge the abduction. The mighty monkey then wreaks havoc and fights a series of hair-raising battles. Captured by the warrior Indrajit, Hanuman admonishes Ravana for his lechery. His tail set ablaze, he escapes his bonds and sets fire to the city. Taking leave of Sita, Hanuman once more leaps the ocean to rejoin his monkey companions and tell Rama what has happened.


A Grammar of the High Dialect of the Tamil Language Termed Shen Tamil to which is Added an Introduction to Tamil Poetry

Author: Constant Joseph Beschi
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The Five Discourses on Worldly Wisdom

Author: Viṣṇuśarman
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Here is a new Clay Sanskrit Library translation of The Five Discourses on Worldly Wisdom, well known also by its Sanskrit title as the "Pancatantra." The king despairs of his idle sons, so he hires a learned brahmin who promises to make their lessons in statecraft unmissable. The brahmin's lessons are disguised as short stories, featuring animal protagonists. The Five Discourses on Worldly Wisdom is the book of India's folk wisdom, teaching the principles of good government and public policy through the medium of delightful stories and pithy proverbs. Its positive attitude towards life and its advocacy of ambition, enterprise, and drive counters any preconception of passivity and other-worldliness in ancient Indian society.