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Can A Duck Swim

Author : June Porter
ISBN : 9781743052013
Genre : Australians
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Can a Duck Swim?, as Lady Porter writes, is an Alice in Wonderland tale, the true story of a girl from the suburbs of Perth transported 'to a mystical, exotic country to live in palaces with people who were making history, and to a life about which one only read or dreamt'.
Category: Australians

A Dictionary Of Catch Phrases

Author : Eric Partridge
ISBN : 9781134929993
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Thought A Very Short Introduction

Author : Tim Bayne
ISBN : 9780191642531
Genre : Philosophy
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There is no denying that thinking comes naturally to human beings. But what are thoughts? How is thought realized in the brain? Does thinking occur in public or is it a purely private affair? Do young children and non-human animals think? Is human thought the same everywhere, or are there culturally specific modes of thought? What is the relationship between thought and language? What kind of responsibility do we have for our thoughts? In this compelling Very Short Introduction, Tim Bayne looks at the nature of thought. Beginning with questions about what thought is and what distinguishes it from other kinds of mental states, he goes on to examine various interpretations of thought from philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology. By exploring the logical structures of thought and the relationship between thought and other mental phenomena, as well as the mechanisms that make thought possible and the cultural variations that may exist in our thought processes, Bayne looks at what we know - and don't know - about our great capacity for thought. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Category: Philosophy

The Flaming Sword

Author : Thomas Dixon
ISBN : 9780813137865
Genre : Fiction
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Thomas Dixon is perhaps best known as the author of the best-selling early twentieth-century Klan trilogy that included the novel The Clansman (1905), which provided the core narrative for D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking and still controversial film The Birth of a Nation (1915). In his twenty-eighth and last novel, The Flaming Sword (1939), Dixon takes to task his long-standing black critics, especially W.E.B. DuBois, by attacking what he considered to be a vast conspiracy by blacks and Communists to destroy America. A new introduction and detailed notes by John David Smith offer a valuable historical and critical perspective on this important and divisive classic of American literature.
Category: Fiction

King S Cross Kid

Author : Victor Gregg
ISBN : 9781408840528
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Victor Gregg, born in 1919, has had a rich and fascinating life. King's Cross Kid follows his London childhood from the age of five, when life was so hard that the Salvation Army arranged for young Vic to be taken to the Shaftesbury Home for Destitute Children. Home again a year later, the scallywag years of late childhood began. Then, after the years of street gangs and run-ins with the law, Vic leaves school at fourteen and his real adventures start, and with them a working-class apprenticeship in survival. Ending with his enlistment in the army on the day of his eighteenth birthday, this prequel to the bestselling Rifleman will appeal to the many readers who were charmed by Victor Gregg's engaging, honest and warm voice.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Movers 1

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ISBN : 3125398053
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The Duck Who Couldn T Swim

Author : D-J Sinclair
ISBN : 3990642758
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Baby duckling Hubert is devastated to learn that he can't swim. But maybe there are other things he can do to make his place on the farm. Like solving the mystery of who is stealing food from all of the other farm animals!
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Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

Author : Richard Harrity
ISBN : 0822205319
Genre : Drama
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THE STORIES: HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS. The plot revolves about the ridiculous and tragic efforts of a group of tramps and other down-and-outs to catch a duck on a lake in Central Park and cook it. The efforts which the various derelicts make
Category: Drama

How To Yodel Standing On Your Head In A Toilet

Author : Kathryn Hopson
ISBN : 9781466984226
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Owing up to and admitting to having a learning disability as an adult something I have tried to cover up for most of my 45 years is not an admission that I would have considered making until four years ago. It was then that I discovered there was a name for what I live with every day. I learned that it is a disability that affects between four to six percent of the worlds population. It has been recognized for decades by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), but very little is known about the disorder in Australia, the country of my birth. The title of my book, How to yodel standing on your head in a toilet It's as easy as living in a world without numbers, came to me very quickly once I actually began to write my story. But whats a toilet got to do with anything? I hear you ask. There is a very simple answer. In writing a book about a disability it is important to communicate to people how it makes you feel, and the emotions you experience. I could have simply called my book Two and two dont make four or Life simply doesnt add up, but would you really want to read something like that? Neither of these two or the many other alternatives really explains the endless frustrations of dealing with a learning disability or how to develop the strength to overcome it.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Subano English

Author : D. O. Lund
ISBN : UOM:39015035050106
Genre : Subanun language
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The Columbian Orator

Author : David W. Blight
ISBN : 9780814786178
Genre : History
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First published in 1797, The Columbian Orator helped shape the American mind for the next half century, going through some 23 editions and totaling 200,000 copies in sales. The book was read by virtually every American schoolboy in the first half of the 19th century. As a slave youth, Frederick Douglass owned just one book, and read it frequently, referring to it as a "gem" and his "rich treasure." The Columbian Orator presents 84 selections, most of which are notable examples of oratory on such subjects as nationalism, religious faith, individual liberty, freedom, and slavery, including pieces by Washington, Franklin, Milton, Socrates, and Cicero, as well as heroic poetry and dramatic dialogues. Augmenting these is an essay on effective public speaking which influenced Abraham Lincoln as a young politician. As America experiences a resurgence of interest in the art of debating and oratory, The Columbian Orator--whether as historical artifact or contemporary guidebook--is one of those rare books to be valued for what it meant in its own time, and for how its ideas have endured. Above all, this book is a remarkable compilation of Enlightenment era thought and language that has stood the test of time.
Category: History

Dougie Duck Can T Swim

Author : Abby Irvine
ISBN : 1857074661
Genre : Toy and movable books
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Prairie Preacher

Author : P. J. Hoge
ISBN : 9781450200264
Genre : Fiction
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Prairie Preacher tells the story of a young Lutheran pastor who accepts his first call to a church in central North Dakota in 1955. Byron Ellison is assigned there for one year, at the end of which the congregation will vote to keep him on permanently. The year is full of trials and hardships for the rural church, even threatening its very existence. Pastor Ellison has much to learn about becoming an accepted member of the provincial area. He makes mistakes while helping his congregation deal with prejudices and the trials of life. He makes many good friends and at least one staunch enemy. The young man grows in faith as he is often tested. With humor and through tears, he grows in understanding about trust, forgiveness and acceptance as he shares tears and joy with his best friend and neighbors.
Category: Fiction