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A perfect introduction to a vital subject very few Americans understand-the constitutional status of American Indians Few American s know that Indian tribes have a legal status unique among America's distinct racial and ethnic groups: they are sovereign governments who engage in relations with Congress. This peculiar arrangement has led to frequent legal and political disputes-indeed, the history of American Indians and American law has been one of clashing values and sometimes uneasy compromise. In this clear-sighted account, American Indian scholar N. Bruce Duthu explains the landmark cases in Indian law of the past two centuries. Exploring subjects as diverse as jurisdictional authority, control of environmental resources, and the regulations that allow the operation of gambling casinos, American Indians and the Law gives us an accessible entry point into a vital facet of Indian history. .
Lawyers. Accountants. Software engineers. That's what Mom and Dad encouraged us to become. They were wrong. Gone is the age of "left-brain" dominance. The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: designers, inventors, teachers, storytellers-creative and empathic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't. Drawing on research from around the advanced world, Daniel Pink outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are essential for professional success and personal fulfillment-and reveals how to master them. From a laughter club in Bombay, to an inner-city high school devoted to design, to a lesson on how to detect an insincere smile, A Whole New Mind takes listeners to a daring new place, and offers a provocative and urgent new way of thinking about a future that has already arrived. "This book is a miracle. Completely original and profound. " - Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence "A very important, convincingly argued and mind-altering book. " - Po Bronson, author of What Should I Do With My Life?
6 years of stories from the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author. Here are fifteen stories-never before collected-that tread upon familiar Haldeman territory, as well as explore the outer reaches of his phenomenal imagination.
Dune Messiah continues the story of the man Muad'dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to completion the centuries-old scheme to create a super-being. "Brilliant...It is all that Dune was, and maybe a little bit more." --Galaxy Magazine
Babies need just the simplest things to help their brains develop - touch, reading, routines. Give your baby the brightest start in life with plenty of attention, bonding and communication. How you interact with your baby day-to-day affects their long-term development. Dr Jill Stamm, a leading authority in infant brain development, uses the latest scientific research to show how parents can nurture their child's developing mind. Bright from the Start will tell you: - how to increase your child's attention span - the link between emotional attachments and development - why touch is important - the value of down time - how to choose childcare providers wisely - why reading to your baby is critical - the truth about learning toys and educational DVDs - why you should limit TV time By working with Dr Stamm's clear, easy-to-follow advice, all parents can give their child the best start in life. If all newborns could come with an instruction book, this would be it.
In 1506, the ambitious Renaissance pope Julius II laid the foundation of a new St. Peter¿s Basilica that would be the defining event of the epoch. To build his grand church, the pope razed the most sacred shrine in Europe -- the original St. Peter¿s, erected by the emperor Constantine more than a millennium before. Here, Scotti takes us through the construction of the new basilica, an endeavor that spanned two centuries and was marred by intrigues, assassination attempts, decadence, and a sack of Rome. The popes who built St. Peter¿s coaxed and commanded the greatest work from the giants of the Renaissance and Baroque: Michelangelo, Bramante, and his protégé Raphael; the architect Giacomo della Porta; and the prodigy Bernini. Illus.
A duel of hearts from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Henrietta Rolland has assumed the guise of a gentleman to track down and kill the man she believes is responsible for her brother's death at the Battle of Waterloo. Unfortunately, things don't quite go as planned...
Including The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windermere's Fan, and Salomé, this collection showcases Wilde's brilliance and timeless wit.
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www. million-books. com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: faced each other. Simultaneously their heads bent forward, their hands crossed upon their breasts, and, speaking together, they said aloud this simple grace: Father of all?God ?what we have here is of thee; take our thanks and bless us, that we may continue to do thy will. With the last word they raised their eyes, and looked at each other in wonder. Each had spoken in a language never before heard by the others; yet each understood perfectly what was said. Their souls thrilled with divine emotion; for by the miracle they recognized the Divine Presence. CHAPTER III. To speak in the style of the period, the meeting just described took place in the year of Rome 747. The month was December, and winter reigned over all the regions east of the Mediterranean. Such as ride upon the desert in this season go not far until smitten with a keen appetite. The company under the little tent were not exceptions to the rule. They were hungry, and ate heartily; and, after the wine, they talked. To a wayfarer in a strange land nothing is so sweet as to hear his name on the tongue of a friend, said the Egyptian, who assumed to be president of the repast. Before us lie many days of companionship. It is time we knew each other. So, if it be agreeable, he who came last shall be first to speak. Then, slowly at first, like one watchful of himself, the Greek began: What I have to tell, my brethren, is so strange that I hardly know where to begin or what I may with propriety speak. I do not yet understand myself. The most I am sure of is that I am doing a Master's will, and that the service is a constant ecstasy. When I think of the purpose I am sent to fulfil, there is in me a joy so inexpressible that I know the will is God's. The good man paused, unable to proceed, while t. . .
George Bernard Shaw demanded truth and despised convention. He punctured hollow pretensions and smug prudishness--coating his criticism with ingenious and irreverent wit. In Mrs. Warren's Profession, Arms and the Man, Candida, and Man and Superman, the great playwright satirizes society, military heroism, marriage, and the pursuit of man by woman. From a social, literary, and theatrical standpoint, these four plays are among the foremost dramas of the age--as intellectually stimulating as they are thoroughly enjoyable. "My way of joking is to tell the truth: It is the funniest joke in the world."--G. B. Shaw With an Introduction by Eric Bentley and an Afterword by Norman Lloyd
His journey through the East began in 1271--when, still a teenager, he set out of Venice and found himself traversing the most exotic countries. His acceptance into the court of the great emperor Kublai Khan, and his service to the vast and dazzling Mongol empire, led him to places as far away as Tibet and Burma, lands rich with gems and gold and silk, but virtually unknown to Europeans. Later, as a prisoner of war, Marco Polo would record the details of his remarkable travels across harsh deserts, great mountain ranges, and dangerous seas, as well as of his encounters with beasts and birds, plants and people. His amazing chronicle is both fascinating and awe-inspiring--and still serves as the most vivid depiction of the mysterious East in the Middle Ages. Edited and with an Introduction by Milton Rugoff and an Afterword by Howard Mittelmark
Distinguished poet Horace Gregory has selected thirty-seven of Longfellow's most enduring poems for this edition, the only paperback of Longfellow's poetry in print.
You don't need to be a stock market expert. You don't need to be a math whiz. You don't even need a big bankroll. All you need is AIM. Automatic Investment Management. The money machine that takes the uncertainty out of investing-and teaches you how to make money in the market. Trusted by thousands of investors worldwide since 1977, this bestselling classic reveals Robert Lichello's revolutionary formula for earning profits in stocks and mutual funds-automatically. Unlike other investment strategies that focus on stock selection, AIM relies on timing-and is designed to work in any kind of market with any size investment. Lichello originally developed AIM in response to the heartbreaking collapse of the great bull market of the 1960s-and today his ideas are more relevant than ever. AIM is easy, dependable, and it works. Simply put, it's a money machine-just waiting to be turned on. Now Lichello has updated AIM for today's market. Reformulated as AIM-HI (AIM High Intensity), AIM-HI will do for you what it has already done for millions...
In this classic collision of the New World with Old Europe, James weaves a fable of thwarted desire that shifts between comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama.
100th Anniversary Edition Poems by Robert Frost A Boy's Will and North of Boston The publication of A Boy's Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914) marked the debut of Robert Frost as a major talent and established him as the true poetic voice of New England. Four of his volumes would win the Pulitzer Prize before his death in 1963, and his body of work has since become an integral part of the American national heritage. This is the only edition to present these two classics in their original form. A Boy's Will introduced readers to Frost's unmistakable poetic voice, and in North of Boston, we find two of his most famous poems, "Mending Wall" and "The Death of the Hired Man. " With an introduction by distinguished critic and Amherst professor William H. Pritchard and an afterword by poet and critic Peter Davison, this centennial edition stands as a complete and vital introduction to the work of the quintessential modern American poet. Introduction by William H. Pritchard Afterword by Peter Davison .
The classic tale of Hawkeye--Natty Bumppo--the frontier scout who turned his back on "civilization," and his friendship with a Mohican warrior as they escort two sisters through the dangerous wilderness of Indian country in frontier America.
The power of laran. It has been fifteen years since Marguerida Alton returned to Darkover, discovered the terrifying powers of her special laran, and fell in love with Mikhail Lanhart-Hastur, heir designate to the regency of Darkover. With the proper instruction Margerida has, over time, learned to control her telepathic Gift, and can even work with her unique shadow matrix. Now Marguerida's life is more settled - though no less hectic. As the seconds-in-command to the aging Regent, Regis Hastur, life in Comyn Castle for Marguerida and Mikhail is far from serene. But the current tensions in Darkover have more to do with the Terran Federation than with anything internal to Darkover. For nearly ten years, Lyle Belfontaine, the corrupt and ambitious Station Chief at Federation Headquarters in Thendara, has been pressuring Comyn Council to relinquish Darkover's Protected status and join the Federation as a full member planet. Yet this is something Comyn Council will never to agree to do, for it would mean the death of their culture and the rape of their planetary resources. But when the military coup rocks the Federation, cutting off all communication with local envoys, Belfontaine sees an opportunity to wrest by force what he has been unable to gain through diplomacy and plans a violent takeover on Darkover. Can Mikhail and Marguerida face the might of Terran weapons with only their combined telepathic laran powers?
13 all-new tales about the magic of childhood. In this exciting short story collection, toys come to life through the love and belief of the children who play with them. Thirteen authors take up the challenge of filling readers' fantastical toyboxes with intriguing playthings. A tiny Mr. Magoo yearns to escape the Old Things Roadshow and get home to the woman he'd been stolen from. A child slave in Rome dreams of owning a wooden gladiator. Could an act of magic fulfill his dream? Can a ghost who's found refuge in a what-not doll solve a case of unrequited love?
Eight award-winning stories that served as the genesis for some of the most memorable novels and series in fantasy. Includes authors' introductions.
How do novels get their start? The answers to that question often prove as varied as the authors who create them. In Novel Ideas: Fantasy, seven of the genre's most talented tellers of tale are represented by eight masterful short works--many of them award winners--which laid the groundwork for some of the most acclaimed fantasy novels and series in the field.
"Finally, a new Nightfall novel. . . this is a great story. --Starlog .
Pursued by members of every species, Meris-the most ancient and legendary of the Jadamiin-is a stowaway on a ship bound for the Port Earth space station. But the pursuit isn't over-and suddenly Port Earth is embroiled in high level intrigue that could annihilate the entire station. .
The evil sorcerer Markko has sworn to capture the last of Prince Llesho's brothers. If Markko succeeds, Llesho will not be able to save Thebin, or reopen the Gates of Heaven. As murder and dark magic threaten Llesho's alliances, he realizes his only chance lies in finding his brothers first. So begins a desperate hunt that will lead the prince from the slave market to a sea voyage fraught with perils, and an incredible discovery about the sorcerer who seems bent on his destruction. .
Here is Volume Two of Seven Brothers-a magnificent fantasy saga of kingdoms lost, nobles enslaved, families reunited and gods reborn. . . Llesho has succeeded in finding several of his brothers and winning the aid of allies such as the trickster god, the emperor, two gladiators, a young witch and a goddess. But can he discover the truth about his own identity? And can he survive the ultimate masters of evil?
These two classic Darkover novels tell the epic tale of four people who challenged the ancient laws of the matrix towers. .
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