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Kumak's House

by Michael Bania

Set in an Inupiat Eskimo village, "Kumak's House" conveys a humorous lesson on life.

Kumihimo Wire Jewelry

by Giovanna Imperia

In ancient Japan, beautiful yet functional cords made with the traditional braiding art of kumihimo adorned everything from kimonos to samurai armor to prayer scrolls. In Kumihimo Wire Jewelry, innovative jewelry artist Giovanna Imperia offers a fresh twist on this time-honored technique, adapting it to create stunning wire jewelry. In addition to a concise history of kumihimo and an overview of its essential materials, tools, and techniques, readers will learn the basics of this braiding method, plus how to create 20 striking projects--stylish bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces--all supported with detailed, step-by-step instructions and illustrations. This comprehensive book, which also includes pieces by prominent kumihimo jewelry artists from around the world, will inspire jewelry makers, beaders, and wireworkers at all skill levels to take their craft in a vibrant new direction.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Kumquat May, I'll Always Love You

by Cynthia D. Grant

Luna Lee, fragile and vague, had wandered off for parts unknown. And that left fifteen-year-old Livvy, self-reliant and practical, all alone. True, her mother sent her a postcard now and again, but never a clue to her whereabouts--or when she might return, if ever. Livvy knew if it was learned that she was on her own, her mother could be in trouble. For that matter, so could Livvy, because what if the officials forced her to live with her obnoxious uncle and his family?--a fate that Livvy hopes to avoid at all costs! And so for two years, Livvy has expertly managed to keep secret from the people of Kumquat, her home town, the fact that she is alone. This is harder than it might seem because Kumquats folks are quite nosy. Yet, it is also easier than it should be, because Kumquats folks, like many of us, are too busy and self-absorbed to look too deeply into Livvy's various ruses. Only Livvy's best friend, Rosella, knows, and she loyally helps Livvy maintain her secret. But two years of living alone has made Livvy lonely and vulnerable. When Raymond comes along, it's too easy to fall in love. In love with Raymond, Livvy wants to tell him her secret too. But can Raymond be trusted?

Kumudini

by Prema Nandakumar

On the works of Kumutini, Tamil author; includes translation of selections from her writings.

Kuna Art and Shamanism: An Ethnographic Approach

by Paolo Fortis

Known for their beautiful textile art, the Kuna of Panama have been scrutinized by anthropologists for decades. Perhaps surprisingly, this scrutiny has overlooked the magnificent Kuna craft of nuchukana--wooden anthropomorphic carvings--which play vital roles in curing and other Kuna rituals. Drawing on long-term fieldwork, Paolo Fortis at last brings to light this crucial cultural facet, illuminating not only Kuna aesthetics and art production but also their relation to wider social and cosmological concerns. Exploring an art form that informs birth and death, personhood, the dream world, the natural world, religion, gender roles, and ecology, Kuna Art and Shamanism provides a rich understanding of this society's visual system, and the ways in which these groundbreaking ethnographic findings can enhance Amerindian scholarship overall. Fortis also explores the fact that to ask what it means for the Kuna people to carve the figure of a person is to pose a riddle about the culture's complete concept of knowing. Also incorporating notions of landscape (islands, gardens, and ancient trees) as well as cycles of life, including the influence of illness, Fortis places the statues at the center of a network of social relationships that entangle people with nonhuman entities. As an activity carried out by skilled elderly men, who possess embodied knowledge of lifelong transformations, the carving process is one that mediates mortal worlds with those of immortal primordial spirits. Kuna Art and Shamanism immerses readers in this sense of unity and opposition between soul and body, internal forms and external appearances, and image and design.

Kuna Art and Shamanism: An Ethnographic Approach

by Paolo Fortis

Known for their beautiful textile art, the Kuna of Panama have been scrutinized by anthropologists for decades. Perhaps surprisingly, this scrutiny has overlooked the magnificent Kuna craft of nuchukana-wooden anthropomorphic carvings-which play vital roles in curing and other Kuna rituals. Drawing on long-term fieldwork, Paolo Fortis at last brings to light this crucial cultural facet, illuminating not only Kuna aesthetics and art production but also their relation to wider social and cosmological concerns. Exploring an art form that informs birth and death, personhood, the dream world, the natural world, religion, gender roles, and ecology, Kuna Art and Shamanism provides a rich understanding of this society's visual system, and the ways in which these groundbreaking ethnographic findings can enhance Amerindian scholarship overall. Fortis also explores the fact that to ask what it means for the Kuna people to carve the figure of a person is to pose a riddle about the culture's complete concept of knowing. Also incorporating notions of landscape (islands, gardens, and ancient trees) as well as cycles of life, including the influence of illness, Fortis places the statues at the center of a network of social relationships that entangle people with nonhuman entities. As an activity carried out by skilled elderly men, who possess embodied knowledge of lifelong transformations, the carving process is one that mediates mortal worlds with those of immortal primordial spirits. Kuna Art and Shamanism immerses readers in this sense of unity and opposition between soul and body, internal forms and external appearances, and image and design.

Kunchan Nampyar

by V. S. Sharma

The life and works of Kunchan Nampyar, an 18th century Malayalam poet.

Kundalini Awakening

by John Selby

Kundalini Awakeningdelivers a universe of easy benefits for readers seeking to find relaxation, harmony, and inner peace. Kundalini Awakeningdemystifies the complex science of Kundalini in a compelling content of: · A full understanding of the seven Chakras, from the first Root Chakra located at the base of the spine to the brain's Crown Chakra · The power of mantras and complete instructions for their use · Breathing techniques for relaxation and stress reduction · Meditation exercises using the guided imagery and the magnificent full color Chakra paintings of Zachary Selig that clarify the color coding of the Chakras Kundalini Awakeningpresents a dynamic humanization solution through Chakra models framed in meditations to address the challenges in our world and the way we interact with ourselves.

The Kundalini Experience

by Lee Sannella

Case histories of Kundalini experiences and theories about the meaning of the phenomena.

Kundalini Meditation

by Kathryn Mccusker

This book explains, in guided stages, how to awaken kundalini, the powerful life force present in us all, allowing you to experience insights and creativity through meditation as well as incredible levels of energy. First you must become aware of the energy channels running along the spinal cord - the nadis - and the chakras or energy centres which are strung along the nadis like jewels in a necklace. Next, by practising purification rituals, breathing exercises called pranayama, meditation, yoga poses and mudras (hand positions), you can ensure that kundalini is drawn up through the spine, opening each chakra in turn and causing it to 'bloom like a flower'.A special feature of the book is the guided meditations targeting common problems and issues - for example, releasing anger, lifting depression, promoting healing and inviting love into your life. This beautiful, inspiring yet practical book will bring you to a whole new level of awareness, inner peace and insight.

The Kundalini Yoga Experience: Bringing Body, Mind, and Spirit Together

by Khalsa Dharma Singh Darryl O'Keeffe

UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL TO LIVE THE LIFE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED. Kundalini yoga engages your unique sources of energy -- those that empower your spirit as well as your body. Drawing from the riches of ancient yogic tradition, The Kundalini Yoga Experience offers a system of physical poses, breathing techniques, and focused meditations that, when practiced together, will bring you: Increased physical health and strength; Emotional balance; Heightened sensory awareness; Enhanced intuition and creativity; Greater peace and fulfillment in relationships; A deeper sense of your own spirituality. Unlike any other yoga guide, The Kundalini Yoga Experience encourages you to develop a practice that suits your needs. At the start, a simple numerological profile based on your birth date reveals your strengths and weaknesses. From there, you'll learn which exercises and meditations will be most effective in helping you balance each energy center (or chakra) in your body. Clear instructions and photographs guide you through each step, and as you move from one to another, you'll see how physical movement and spiritual reflection go hand in hand to heal and strengthen every part of you. With regular practice, you'll be surprised at how strong, healthy, and fulfilled you feel. Experiencing the power of Kundalini is your birthright -- embrace it!

Kung Fu High School

by Ryan Gattis Brandon Gattis

Wear your gear. Bring your blades. Back your family. Fight for your life.MLK High School has collapsed into Kung Fu High School--where Jen B. and her brother, Cue, belong to one of two gangs still standing against the puppet principal and the drug kingpin who pulls his strings. Cousin Jimmy--a world-champion martial arts master of mythic stature--arrives in town after swearing to his mother that he'll never fight again. His rep precedes him and everyone's itching to see him "kicked in"--Kung Fu's brutal initiation ritual. But he won't break his vow and defend himself, so Cue steps in when things go too far. Soon, a surprise counterstrike sends Kung Fu spinning toward one final, raging battle. Teachers flee, students break out full weaponry, and Jimmy must make a decision that will brand him a coward--or a hero.

Kung Fu Panda: The Junior Novel

by Susan Korman

No one is more shocked than Po the Panda when he is chosen to become the Dragon Warrior. It is up to Po to defend the Valley of Peace from the evil snow leopard Tai Lung. At first glance, kung fu master Shifu and the Furious Five dismiss Po as a lazy panda who just loves to eat. But when Po is able to turn his love of food into his great strength, he knows he's stumbled upon something special. Join Po as he rises to the occasion and surprises everyone including himself.

Kung Fu Panda: Meet the Masters (I Can Read)

by Catherine Hapka

The legend of the Dragon Warrior is famous all over the Valley of Peace. Many have dreamed of being chosen. The time has come to name the great warrior. And the Dragon Warrior is ... a clumsy panda?

Kung Fu Panda: The Movie StoryBook

by Catherine Hapka

By day, Po the panda works in his family's noodle shop ... but by night, Po dreams of kung fu greatness. One day Po is chosen to train alongside his kung fu idols, the Furious Five and Master Shifu.

Kung Fu Panda: Po’s Crash Course

by Catherine Hapka

Po works hard to live up to his title as the Dragon Warrior. But it seems the harder he trains, the more trouble he causes. Can't Po do anything right?

Kung Fu Panda: The Secret of the Scroll

by J. E. Bright

Po is a clumsy, lazy panda. And, oh yeah, he has dreams of becoming a kung fu master instead of working in his family's noodle shop! Po's life gets turned upside down when he is chosen to enter the disciplined world of kung fu. There he meets his idols: Viper, Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Monkey, and kung fu master Shifu. When word gets out that the dangerous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, Po must transform himself into a kung fu master like his idols . . . but will he be able to turn his dreams into reality?

Kung Fu Princess 1: Daughter of Light

by Pamela Walker

On her fourteenth birthday, Cassidy Chen receives five ancient and mysterious Chinese coins, which introduce her to the supernatural world known to her Chinese and Irish ancestors, and which lead her to accept her destiny as a warrior princess.

Kungfu for Kids

by Paul Eng Stephanie Tok

Kungfu for Kids is a fun and accessible introduction to kung fu. It includes thorough introductions to the history and philosophy of the martial art, what to expect in the first few classes, how to warm up and practice, and advice on setting goals.With over 75 full-color illustrations, including 40 clearly diagrammed kungfu exercises, along with lots of fun facts and informative sidebars written in kid-friendly, jargon-free language, this is the perfect introduction for the younger martial artist.

Kungfu for Kids

by Paul Eng Stephanie Tok

Kungfu for Kids is a fun and accessible introduction to kung fu. It includes thorough introductions to the history and philosophy of the martial art, what to expect in the first few classes, how to warm up and practice, and advice on setting goals.With over 75 full-color illustrations, including 40 clearly diagrammed kungfu exercises, along with lots of fun facts and informative sidebars written in kid-friendly, jargon-free language, this is the perfect introduction for the younger martial artist.

The KunstlerCast

by Duncan Crary

James Howard Kunstler is best known for his unflinching commentary on the collapse of the American dream in the face of the reality of Peak Oil. Written as a long-form conversational interview, The KunstlerCast explores urban planning, architecture, transportation, energy, society and culture from the perspective of an "embedded" reporter on the Kunstler beat.

Kur of Gor

by John Norman

The Kur race once had a planet of its own, but somehow it was rendered unviable, either destroyed or desolate, apparently by the Kurs' own hands. So they searched for a new home and found not one but two suitable planets--planets they set their minds to conquering. But these planets, Earth and its sister planet Gor, the Counter-Earth, were not undefended. The Kur attempted their conquest four times, only to be beaten back by the mysterious Priest-Kings, rulers of Gor. As the Kurii lurk deep within an asteroid belt, awaiting the chance to seize their prize, their attention is drawn to a human, Tarl Cabot. Tarl was once an agent of Priest-Kings but is now their prisoner, held captive in a secret prison facility. But what is their interest in Tarl Cabot? Rediscover this brilliantly imagined world where men are masters and women live to serve their every desire.

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Assessing the Economic and Social Impact of the Syrian Conflict and ISIS

by World Bank Group

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is facing a multifaceted and complex crisis compounding concurrent and mutually aggravating security, political, economic, and social risks. As a result of the influx of Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons arising from the Syrian conflict and the ISIS insurgency, the region's population increased by 28 percent, placing strains on the local economy, host community, and access to public services. These events took place in the context of a fiscal crisis, and these multiple shocks hit the economy hard. Economic growth is estimated to decline by five percentage points in 2014. Disruption of public investment projects, resulting from a lack of fiscal transfers, severely affected domestic economic activities. The construction sector has been particularly affected with, small companies reporting bankruptcy. Foreign direct investment flows have declined, and operations of foreign enterprises have been adversely affected. The crisis resulted in sharply lower local revenues, increased borrowing from the private sector, and large quasi-fiscal deficits. A surge in violence has led to supply-side shocks. With blocked transportation routes, the region's role as a transit trade route to Southern Iraq was severely affected. Food security for the region is hampered by the crisis. Prices have increased, and so has unemployment. Increased labor supply and competition for jobs pushed wages down. The standard of living has deteriorated, and a noticeable share of the population has fallen into poverty or is vulnerable to falling into poverty. In 2014, the poverty rate in the region more than doubled. This influx has severely constrained the delivery of health, education, and social protection programs to the population. These effects are unfolding within a policy framework that has some long-standing distortions. For example, before the crisis, the region's economy was already seeing supply-side strains in electricity and water sectors. This book provides the government with a technical assessment of the impact and stabilization costs associated with the influx of refugees and internally displaced persons. The cost of conflict is high, and the impact on the KRG economy and budget is significant. In the short term, much of the solutions for managing the impact of these shocks will require national and international response.

Kurikara: The Sword and the Serpent

by John Maki Evans

InMikkyo-Japanese esoteric Buddhism-the dragon Kurikara symbolizes the internal energy developed through sword practice. Kurikara is a manifestation of the fierce bodhisattva Fudo Myo O, the patron of ascetics and warriors in Japan, who uses his sword to destroy delusions and sever attachments. Fudo's sword represents the gaining of discriminative power and decisiveness-the ability to cut through illusion and attachment. This leads to the development of an inner energy that allows one to "burn up" all obstacles to spiritual freedom. Kurikara: The Sword and the Serpentsets out the eight basic principles of swordsmanship common to all Japanese sword schools, emphasizing the cultivation of power and mental focus. Accomplished martial artist John Evans provides practical examples from his experience with the sword arts as well asMikkyoandshugendo(mountain asceticism). The first foreign student to train with Nakamura Taisaburo sensei-widely acknowledged as the master of the sword artbattodo-Evans clearly explains how skill such as Nakamurua sensei's can be systematically developed throughtanren, exercises that meld "inner" and "outer" power. Filled with fascinating anecdotes from Evans's training in Japan,Kurikarais a useful, inspiring guide to Japanese sword practice and its spiritual underpinnings.

Kurinjithen (When the Kurinji Blooms)

by Rajam Krishnan Uma Narayanan Prema Seetharam

Kurinjithen is a family saga of three generations of Badagas in the Nilgiris. As the winds of social change and modernity invade their protected lives, the innocence and harmony is replaced by conflict and tragedy that precede a new beginning.

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