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Tamilnadu Government Textbook Ariviyal 10th Standard

by State Council of Educational Research Training

Ariviyal Textbook for the 10th Standard Students Preparing for Tamil Nadu State Board Exam.

Tamilnadu Government Textbook Tamil 10th Standard

by State Council of Educational Research Training

Tamil Textbook for the 10th Standard Students Preparing for Tamil Nadu State Board Exam.

Ordinary People and the Media: The Demotic Turn

by Graeme Turner

The 'demotic turn' is a term coined by Graeme Turner to describe the increasing visibility of the 'ordinary person' in the media today. In this dynamic and insightful book he explores the 'whys' and 'hows' of the 'everyday' individual's willingness to turn themselves into media content through: · Celebrity culture, · Reality TV, · DIY websites, · Talk radio, · User-generated materials online. Initially proposed in order to analyse the pervasiveness of celebrity culture, this book further develops the idea of the demotic turn as a means of examining the common elements in a range of 'hot spots' in debates within media and cultural studies today. Refuting the proposition that the demotic turn necessarily carries with it a democratising politics, this book examines the political and cultural function of the demotic turn in media production and consumption across the fields of reality TV, print and electronic news and current affairs journalism, citizen and online journalism, talk radio, and user-generated content online. It examines these fields in order to outline a structural shift in what the western media has been doing lately, and to suggest that these media activities represent something much more fundamental than contemporary media fashion.

IMF Staff Discussion Note

by International Monetary Fund

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

My Revision Notes: Edexcel A Level Chemistry

by George Facer

With My Revision Notes you can:- Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from experienced teacher and examiner George Facer- Apply biological terms accurately with the help of definitions and key words- Plan and pace your revision with the revision planner- Test understanding with questions throughout the book- Get exam ready with last minute quick quizzes available on the Hodder Education website

With Saw, Plane and Chisel: Building Historic American Furniture With Hand Tools

by Zachary Dillinger Roy Underhill

Build furniture the way your ancestors did! Do you enjoy the satisfaction of creating things entirely by hand? Immerse yourself in the world of traditional woodworking as period furniture expert Zachary Dillinger walks you through the hand-tool-only construction of six pieces of classic American furniture. From preparing stock by hand to period-correct joinery methods, you'll learn how our forefathers built furniture--and why they did things the way they did. Within these pages you'll find:An overview of the historical development of major furniture styles from the 1960s through to the mid-19th century--and the European influences from which they evolved.Instruction for period-correct woodworking techniques.Six detailed furniture projects covering popular period styles.Traditional approaches to finishing touches including insights into upholstering by renowned teacher Michael Mascelli and advice from Nancy Cogger of Londonderry Brasses for choosing period-accurate hardware.With Saw, Plane & Chisel shows you how period furniture was made, explains how furniture styles developed and in turn helps you build excellent, realistic heirloom pieces.

Sci-Fi Fashion Art School: How to Draw Science Fiction Characters, Styles and Action Scenes

by Irene Flores Ashly Raiti

Your guide to drawing sci-fi characters! From post-apocalyptic Earth to extraterrestrial civilizations, get ready to explore the farthest reaches of your imagination and evoke your own original sci-fi worlds. With Sci-Fi Fashion Art School you will learn to draw everything from scavenger-wear and exosuits to alien garb and space explorer uniforms. Starting with simple guidelines, you'll discover how to create distinct characters just by varying facial features, body mass and hair. Beyond the mechanics of drawing, you'll learn to make strategic creative choices by asking questions like: What drives your characters? Do they dress for survival or social status? What materials are at their disposal? The answers help you develop fashions, weapons and accessories uniquely suited to the environmental and cultural conditions of your particular world. The Sci-Fi genre has no limits. With the instruction and inspiration inside, neither will you. Launch Yourself Into New Worlds!Learn how to draw clothing, hairstyles, tools, weapons, jewelry, prosthetic parts, and more.Create characters, settings and scenes with 21 step-by-step demonstrationsExplore several different sci-fi world scenarios: The Wasteland, Urban Dystopia, iRobots and The Final Frontier.Develop a diverse cast of characters, including enforcers, scientists, survivors, rulers, rebels, servants, bad guys and others.

Just One Look: 6 Love-at-First-Sight Romances

by Linda Kepner

Eyes meet, sparks fly - sometimes just one look is all it takes to fall head over heels. But finding your happily ever after is never all that simple. Join these six couples through the twists and turns of the heart:Second Chance Sister: Bishou Howard is willing to leave America behind for a new life in the islands with Louis Dessant. But he's returning to a past that won't stay quiet and a revenge that threatens their bond. Will Bishou and Louis's commitment be enough to seal them as soul mates to the end?Best Laid Plans: Anchorwoman Violet Gallagher and hotshot photojournalist Jake Macintyre are on very different career paths. Is their one enchanted evening worth a lifetime of dreams?The Cormorant Club: Reunited by chance, Holly and Scott's attraction is as undeniable as when they met in a MASH unit in Vietnam. But when a murder-for-hire group starts targeting their war contacts, will they lose their second chance at love?Dangerous Love: When Laura moves from Chicago to Prague, she's unable to resist an erotic romance with sexy, worldly Byron despite some shocking family secrets. But then a woman from his past threatens to pull them apart for good. Once Upon a Wish: Amy Crane's young niece wished upon a falling star that her favorite aunt would find a handsome prince charming, and poof! Enter Dr. Dan Prince, a California surfer dude. But Amy's a small-town girl, and Dan is just passing through. Will he turn out to be her fairy tale match or break her heart?The Marrying Kind: Professor Jane O'Hara takes a sabbatical to follow her bliss to a horse farm. She doesn't expect to find it with the owner's son, Mark Hannon - but their connection is sudden and sizzling. Will their pasts prevent them from having a future?Sensuality Level: Sensual

Montana Christmas Magic

by Casey Dawes

When former tennis pro Logan Collins's uncle dies, the injured athlete inherits a cabin in rural Phillipsburg, Montana. But there are a few stipulations to this inheritance: He's not allowed to sell the place for six months, he must ask a girl to a Grizzlies' football game, and he must order chocolates for the funeral. Aspiring artist and temporary chocolatier Julie Thompson is curious about the good-looking New Yorker who walks into her sweet shop. She's more than happy to share some advice on coping with life in the country with the new guy - and they're soon sharing kisses as well. Before long, Logan finds himself with all the trappings of permanence: a dog, a horse, and a woman who brings light into his dark life, yet he's still torn. There's a great gig teaching children and maybe even the chance to revive his tennis career waitingback in New YorkCan he persuade Julie that Christmas in Manhattan is just as inspiring? Or will the holidays be the final wrap up on their relationship?Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Beheading the Saint: Nationalism, Religion, and Secularism in Quebec

by Geneviève Zubrzycki

Through much of its existence, Québec's neighbors called it the "priest-ridden province." Today, however, Québec society is staunchly secular, with a modern welfare state built on lay provision of social services--a transformation rooted in the "Quiet Revolution" of the 1960s. In Beheading the Saint, Geneviève Zubrzycki studies that transformation through a close investigation of the annual Feast of St. John the Baptist of June 24. The celebrations of that national holiday, she shows, provided a venue for a public contesting of the dominant ethno-Catholic conception of French Canadian identity and, via the violent rejection of Catholic symbols, the articulation of a new, secular Québécois identity. From there, Zubrzycki extends her analysis to the present, looking at the role of Québécois identity in recent debates over immigration, the place of religious symbols in the public sphere, and the politics of cultural heritage--issues that also offer insight on similar debates elsewhere in the world.

The Pavilion of Former Wives

by Jonathan Baumbach

A man and woman carry out an unusual courtship through a series of letters that gradually strip away their facades. A husband and wife argue about an infidelity that may never have happened. A liaison that hinges on a lost car ends before it begins when dreams influence reality. And a man confronts the specters of his failed relationships in the mysterious Pavilion of Former Wives. In 14 thematically linked stories, Jonathan Baumbach explores the sour and bitter sweetness of relationships just beginning and already over, and the frailty that love makes of us.A staple in the literary scene for over 40 years, Jonathan Baumbach is the author of 14 books of fiction, including You, or The Invention of Memory, On The Way To My Father's Funeral: New and Selected Stories, and B, a novel. He has published over ninety stories in Esquire, Open City, Boulevard, and elsewhere, and his fiction has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize, and The Best of Tri-Quarterly.

Celebrate!: An Anti-Bias Guide to Including Holidays in Early Childhood Programs

by Louise Derman-Sparks Julie Bisson

Updated information and unbiased, developmentally appropriate strategies and activities to celebrate, rather than exclude, diversity, traditions, and holidays. Many programs are establishing a "no holiday" policy, but this book shows you how to celebrate and adhere to school policy. Among other topics, it includes evaluating holiday activities for appropriateness, addressing commercialism and stereotypes, involving families, and developing inclusive policies.Julie Bisson provides training on subjects ranging from culturally relevant and anti-bias curriculum to holiday curriculum.Louise Derman-Sparks has worked for over fifty years on issues of diversity, social justice, and activism in early childhood.

Explore Predators and Prey!: With 25 Great Projects

by Matt Aucoin Cindy Blobaum

Hunting, hiding, trapping, and tricking are just a few of the strategies used by animals in the wild to ensure they eat enough without being eaten themselves! In Explore Predators and Prey! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 through 10 explore the physical and behavioral adaptations of predators and prey and their impact on the environment.Predators, such as hawks and foxes, have keen eyesight and sharp beaks and teeth to help them catch their prey. Prey, such as mice and rabbits, have large ears to hear danger and can move quickly to escape their enemies. Animal populations are closely integrated with each other and the surrounding environment. A change to one population causes changes to all others. Readers discover how repercussions can affect nature, including humans, and are encouraged to consider their own actions with an eye toward the effect on the environment.In Explore Predators and Prey, kids actively learn about body tools and behavior strategies as they test their own abilities to hunt and hide in a series of science-minded activities. Fun facts and colorful cartoons make learning entertaining and links to online primary sources and videos make the content accessible to all learners.

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist

by Jessica Moran Barry Pateman Alexander Berkman

"A book of rare power and beauty, majestic in its structure, filled with the truth of imagination and the truth of actuality, emphatic in its declarations and noble in its reach."-Bayard Boyesen, Mother Earth. "No other book discusses so frankly the criminal ways of the closed prison society."- Kenneth RexrothIn 1892, Alexander Berkman tried to assassinate Henry Clay Frick for the latter's role in violently suppressing the Homestead Steel Strike. Berkman's attempt was unsuccessful. Berkman spent the next fourteen years in Pennsylvania's Western Penitentiary. Upon release, he wrote what was to become a classic of prison literature, and a profound testament to human courage in the face of oppression.This new edition of his account of those years is introduced and fully annotated by Barry Pateman and Jessica Moran, both former associate editors of the Emma Goldman Papers at the University of California Berkeley. Their efforts make this the definitive version of Berkman's tale of his transformation within prison, his growing sympathy for those he'd considered social parasites, and the intimate relationships he developed with them. Also includes never-before-published facsimile reprints and transcriptions of the diary Berkman kept while he wrote this book, conveying the difficulties he had reliving his experiences.Alexander Berkman (1870-1936) was a leading writer and militant in the anarchist movement and author of the classic primer What is Anarchism?Barry Pateman was associate editor of Emma Goldman: A Documentary History, and editor of Chomsky on Anarchism. He is a historian and member of the Kate Sharpley Library collective.Jessica Moran, was an assistant editor of Emma Goldman: A Documentary History. She is a member of the Kate Sharpley Library collective and is an archivist currently living and working in New Zealand.

Sleeping Mask: Fictions

by Peter Lasalle

"LaSalle's [stories] transcend their particulars to show people with dreams, dilemmas, and disappointments that will move any reader." -Jhumpa Lahiri, Harvard Review"Haunting and evocative. . . . LaSalle's prose is lyrical, at times rhapsodic, and his characters memorable." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)The twelve stories of Sleeping Mask, written in propulsive, fluid prose, introduce readers to remarkable characters. They include a child soldier sent to raid a girls' boarding school, a Virginia Woolf scholar surviving cancer, a desperate writer living under fascism in a futuristic Latin America, the spirits of recently deceased college students on a tour of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, and a middle-aged man transported back to his childhood, where he is led out to sea by his mother's ghost.LaSalle's tantalizing "fictions" are evocative of many of the great innovators of postmodern literature, from Borges to Nabokov, while charting a path entirely their own. Through all of their stylistic pyrotechnics these stories never forsake rich characterization and plotting to probe the deepest parts of the contemporary human condition, such as the nature of erotic desire, the legacy of art and artistry, the power of grief and fear, and the horror of war and violence.Peter LaSalle is the author of several books of fiction, including the story collections Tell Borges If You See Him, recipient of he Flannery O'Connor Award, and What I Found Out About Her, winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he is a member of the creative writing faculty at the University of Texas, and Narragansett, in his native Rhode Island.

Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America's Lingua Franca

by John Mcwhorter

"One of our sharpest explainers of linguistics." -Steven Pinker"In Talking Back, Talking Black, John McWhorter, the maestro at communicating linguistics to the public, succeeds in helping the reader to 'actually hear Black English in a new way,' while hipping linguists to some features of this vibrant variety they might not have considered before." -John R. Rickford, former president of the Linguistic Society of America and coauthor of Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English"McWhorter debunks some of our most persistent myths about language." -NPR"McWhorter makes all the right arguments, and he makes them clearly." -New Yorker"Do you think Black English is a 'dialect' full of 'mistakes'? You're likely to change your mind about its 'languageness' after reading Mr. McWhorter." -Wall Street JournalIt has now been almost fifty years since linguistic experts began studying Black English as a legitimate speech variety, arguing to the public that it is different from Standard English, not a degradation of it. Yet false assumptions and controversies still swirl around what it means to speak and sound "black." In his first book devoted solely to the form, structure, and development of Black English, John McWhorter clearly explains its fundamentals and rich history, while carefully examining the cultural, educational, and political issues that have undermined recognition of this transformative, empowering dialect. Talking Back, Talking Black takes us on a fascinating tour of a nuanced and complex language that has moved beyond America's borders to become a dynamic force for today's youth culture around the world.John McWhorter teaches linguistics, Western civilization, music history, and American studies at Columbia University. A New York Times best-selling author and TED speaker, he is a columnist for Time and regular contributor to the Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. His books on language include The Power of Babel, Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue, What Language Is, The Language Hoax, and Words on the Move.

Mind Invaders

by Stewart Home

"The only movement to work consistently towards the death of history since the disbanding of the Situationist International has been the Global Neoist Network.Since 1979, Neoism has been defending the revolutionary gains made by the Situationists and Fluxus. The Neoists are the only group to have brought about the conjunction of nihilism and historical consciousness -- the two elements essential for the destruction of the old order, the order of history." You can never quite be sure to what degree Stewart Home, (or the Neoists from whom he noisily split, but under who's banner he long continued to write / agitate), is/was taking the p*ss. Decades of provocation, parody, backhanded agitation, ideological feuding, art, anti art, ideological feuding as both art and anti art, all of it written up, reported upon, exaggerated, added to, invented, and thrown into the face of late 20th / 21st century culture /subculture, first as polemic, eventually as farce. Mind Invaders was first published in 1997, culled from a panopoly of underported , unregarded, barely noticed sources : obscure zines, half finished manifesto's , loosely formed political strands starting to coalesce in shaded corners of the early web. Through force of will and a desire to exist, it pulled together a ramschackle, but somehow cohesive collection of currents that run deep through the post Situationist, anti-art, anti-trot, anti-spectacle European underground, tracing a definable lineage back from Dada > Bauhaus > Lettristes, through to the mail art movement of the 60's, loosely tied to Fluxus, and by it's very nature, a scattered, interconnected avant garde network, attempting to subvert the art-industrial complex by circumventing it, undermining commercial straitjackets by ignoring them. Techno paganism and Avant-bardism, 3 sided football, Five Year Plans for establishing community-based Autonomous space programmes around the world, psychogeographers planning to levitate . the Corn Exchange in Hulme...and most prominently,"The Luther Blissett Project, launched in Bologna, Summer '94, by an international gang of revolutionaries, mail artists, poets, performers, underground 'zines, cybernauts and squatters, collectively casting a long, long shadow.

Powelton Village

by M. Earl Smith Dr Deborah Burnham

From its humble beginnings as a strip of wilderness just west of William Penn's "greene country towne," Powelton Village has seen a rise in both prestige and activism since its inception in the late 17th century. An aristocratic estate at its founding, Powelton has found itself in a state of constant evolution, from the summer retreat of George Washington to the home of Pennsylvania's agricultural fair and from the playground of the elite to a hotbed of activism. In spite of, or because of, its mixed history, Powelton Village is unique among Philadelphia neighborhoods, both in its eclectic diversity and in its historic roots to the founding of the nation. Today, Powelton serves as a home to academics and their students, to the urban poor of Philadelphia, and to the elites of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.

Greeley

by Peggy Ford Waldo Greeley History Museum

In October 1869, Nathan Meeker, the New York Tribune's agricultural editor, visited the Colorado Territory. Impressed with the scenery, people, climate, and resources, he wrote an article, "A Western Colony," for the Tribune, inviting principled people with money to invest in a temperance and agricultural colony. Over 3,000 prospective colonists wrote to Meeker. On December 23, Meeker founded the Union Colony, a joint-stock colonization company, and chose 737 of the best applicants as members. In April 1870, the company established the town of Greeley, named for Tribune editor Horace Greeley. Founded on the principles of temperance, religion, education, agriculture, irrigation, cooperation, and family values, Greeley became the Weld County seat in 1877. Agriculture and water development ensured Greeley's reputation as the "Garden Spot of the State." Potatoes became its first commercially viable crop. From 1900 to 1950, agricultural expansion ushered in a succession of immigrants, including Germans from Russia, Japanese, Hispanics, and Mexican nationals, looking for work and new opportunities. Greeley's economy, growth, and diversity remain rooted in the land and its people.

Revolution in the Lymes: From the New Lights to the Sons of Liberty

by Michaelle Pearson Jim Lampos

The Revolutionary War in the Lymes started as a rebellion of ideas. From its origins in the Cromwellian Saybrook Colony, Lyme (today's Lyme, Old Lyme, East Lyme and Salem) prospered under the free hand of self-governance and spurned King George III's efforts to rein in the wayward colonies. In 1765, Reverend Stephen Johnson wrote incendiary missives against the Stamp Act. A few years later, the town hosted its own Tea Party, burning one hundred pounds of British tea near the town green. When the alarm came from Lexington in 1775, Lyme's citizens were among the first to answer. Historians Jim Lampos and Michaelle Pearson explore how local Patriots shaped an epic revolt.

Alpha's Sacrifice

by Rebecca Royce

Hayden Chaucer leads a small, but loyal pack in the Wine Country of California. Scarred from his years serving the former Alpha Prime, Hayden is ready for anything--except the arrival of a human madwoman who claims she's lived a life with him. Not only does she know that he's a werewolf and many more of his secrets, she's his mate, and now he will do anything to protect her and his pack.Consumed by her visions and held captive by the True Believers for years, Chelsea flees to the only person who can help her...the wolf whose passion burns in her blood. Desperate to convince Hayden before her fleeting visions abandon her completely, all she knows is she must save his life, even at the cost of her sanity.

Catch and Release

by Ba Tortuga

The Release Series: Book ThreeDakota Landry just got out of prison after twelve years. If anyone can understand how that feels, it's his new friend, Sage, who is determined to help him get used to life on the outside--and believes Dakota didn't commit the crime he was in for. Jayden Wilson is a former prosecutor who agrees to look into the case at the request of Sage's lover, Adam. He sets out to prove Dakota is just another "innocent" ex-con, but once they meet, Jayden is more and more convinced Dakota just didn't do what everyone thinks he did. Trouble follows Dakota, and nothing is easy as he struggles to figure out how to live, now that he has choices. And Jayden isn't sure how Dakota, or any lover for that matter, fits into his life. Their path from friendship to romance is a slow one, but Dakota begins to believe he deserves a chance at life, and Jayden falls a little more for Dakota every day. Now they just need to tell each other how they feel.

A Bond of Truth

by K. C. Wells

Sequel to A Bond of ThreeIt is twenty years since the Bond of Three returned to Teruna. The kingdom of Kandor, once Teruna's enemy, seeks help and sends its finest warrior, Dainon, on a diplomatic mission. A solitary man since his wife and child died, Dainon is unable to explain why an encounter with a young man on a beach rocks his world to its core. Prince Arrio of Teruna has always been attracted to men but has never acted on it--until he meets Dainon. Headstrong Arrio goes after what he wants, despite his fathers' advice. But when Prince Kei arrives unexpectedly, Arrio finds himself drawn to both men. Is history repeating itself? Prince Kei has his first taste of freedom and is shocked when the visions that have plagued him since childhood become reality. The three men embark on a voyage of discovery. No one has foreseen the day, however, when the arrival of a stranger threatens to destroy their bond.

Freefalling

by Zara Stoneley

Cariad means love... discover the new Cariad Singles collection of spicy romances. Falling in love has just been scrubbed off artist Hayley Tring's to-do list. But when the gorgeous Tom Holah commissions a painting, keeping her mind on the job and her hand on a paintbrush becomes a whole new challenge. Tom needs to brighten up his corporate image, but after a lust-filled night with Hayley he wants more than just her pictures. And he isn't used to taking no for an answer. But can mixing business with pleasure be good for both of them? Or will it leave Hayley with a blank canvas and a broken heart?

Indirect Action: Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, AIDS, and the Course of Health Activism

by Lisa Diedrich

The experience of illness (both mental and physical) figures prominently in the critical thought and activism of the 1960s and 1970s, though it is largely overshadowed by practices of sexuality. Lisa Diedrich explores how and why illness was indeed so significant to the social, political, and institutional transformation beginning in the 1960s through the emergence of AIDS in the United States. A rich intervention--both theoretical and methodological, political and therapeutic--Indirect Action illuminates the intersection of illness, thought, and politics.Not merely a revision of the history of this time period, Indirect Action expands the historiographical boundaries through which illness and health activism in the United States have been viewed. Diedrich explores the multiplicity illness-thought-politics through an array of subjects: queering the origin story of AIDS activism by recalling its feminist history; exploring health activism and the medical experience; analyzing psychiatry and self-help movements; thinking ecologically about counterpractices of generalism in science and medicine; and considering the experience and event of epilepsy and the witnessing of schizophrenia. Indirect Action places illness in the leading role in the production of thought during the emergence of AIDS, ultimately showing the critical interconnectedness of illness and political and critical thought.

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