STRONG IN THE RAIN

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Strong In The Rain

Author : Kenji Miyazawa
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124027504
Genre : Japanese poetry
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Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933) is now widely viewed as Japan's greatest poet of the 20th century. Little known in his lifetime, he died at 37 from tuberculosis, but has since become a much loved children's author whose magical tales have been translated into many languages, adapted for the stage and turned into films and animations. Recognition for his poetry came much later. "Strong in the Rain" - the title-poem of this selection - is now arguably the most memorised and quoted modern poem in Japan. Both intensely lyrical and permeated with a sophisticated scientific understanding of the universe, Kenji Miyazawa's poems testify to his deep love of humanity and nature. From a young age, he was fascinated by plants, insects, and especially minerals, which he collected. At school, his interest in nature deepened, and he began poring through books on philosophy and Buddhism, which were to strongly influence his later writing. Miyazawa drew on nature in a way that no modern Japanese author had before him. Where other writers tended to use it as a springboard for their own meditations, he saw himself not just as nature's faithful chronicler and recorder but as its medium: light, wind and rain are processed through him before being recreated on the page. His mode of active engagement with nature set him apart from virtually all other Japanese poets, and led to his work being largely ignored by the Bundan (the literary establishment) and misunderstood for half a century. But in the 1990s, he received unprecedented attention in the Japanese media. The compassion, empathy and closeness to nature expressed in Kenji Miyazawa's poems and tales appealed strongly to a new generation of readers.
Category: Japanese poetry

Strong In The Rain

Author : Lucy Birmingham
ISBN : 9781137050601
Genre : History
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Blending history, science, and gripping storytelling, Strong in the Rain brings the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 and its immediate aftermath to life through the eyes of the men and women who experienced it. Following the narratives of six individuals, the book traces the shape of a disaster and the heroics it prompted, including that of David Chumreonlert, a Texan with Thai roots, trapped in his school's gymnasium with hundreds of students and teachers as it begins to flood, and Taro Watanabe, who thought nothing of returning to the Fukushima plant to fight the nuclear disaster, despite the effects that he knew would stay with him for the rest of his life. This is a beautifully written and moving account of how the Japanese experienced one of the worst earthquakes in history and endured its horrific consequences.
Category: History

The Near Surface Layer Of The Ocean

Author : Alexander Soloviev
ISBN : 1402040520
Genre : Science
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Until the 1980s, a tacit agreement among many physical oceanographers was that nothing deserving attention could be found in the upper few meters of the ocean. The lack of adequete knowledge about the near-surface layer of the ocean was mainly due to the fact that the widely used oceanographic instruments (such as bathythermographs, CTDs, current meters, etc.) were practically useless in the upper few meters of the ocean. Interest in the ne- surface layer of the ocean rapidly increased along with the development of remote sensing techniques. The interpretation of ocean surface signals sensed from satellites demanded thorough knowledge of upper ocean processes and their connection to the ocean interior. Despite its accessibility to the investigator, the near-surface layer of the ocean is not a simple subject of experimental study. Random, sometimes huge, vertical motions of the ocean surface due to surface waves are a serious complication for collecting quality data close to the ocean surface. The supposedly minor problem of avoiding disturbances from ships’ wakes has frustrated several generations of oceanographers attempting to take reliable data from the upper few meters of the ocean. Important practical applications nevertheless demanded action, and as a result several pioneering works in the 1970s and 1980s laid the foundation for the new subject of oceanography – the near-surface layer of the ocean.
Category: Science

A View From The Buffalo Tree

Author : Kelly Woods
ISBN : 9781401035006
Genre : Fiction
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There was a time when I aimed my camera at Dad like a gun, slowly, breathlessly, pulling the trigger on my Boogeyman who sat there innocent as a child, unpredictable as a madman, unaware of my effort to capture him on film. So says Katie, in the gripping novel, A View from the Buffalo Tree, which is about one woman's triumph over a childhood clouded with dark secrets. Under the gnarled branches of the Buffalo Tree, Katie weaves a passionate, hard-hitting, family saga of mental delusions and dark taboos. All the while she strives to overcome grief with humor and grit.
Category: Fiction

Annual Report Of The Regents

Author : University of the State of New York
ISBN : UCAL:B2984024
Genre : Education
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Category: Education

Chemistry

Author : John S. Holman
ISBN : 0748762396
Genre : Science
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This series builds on the Nelson Science and Nelson Balanced Science series. It was developed for those studying for a Double or Triple Award at GCSE. It includes coverage of all the major GCSE science specifications, a range of case studies and other materials to further develop ideas and evidence in science and a range of questions including actual examination questions.
Category: Science