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In early Pennsylvania, translation served as a utopian tool creating harmony across linguistic, religious, and ethnic differences. Patrick Erben challenges the long-standing historical myth--first promulgated by Benjamin Franklin--that language diversity posed a threat to communal coherence. He deftly traces the pansophist and Neoplatonist philosophies of European reformers that informed the radical English and German Protestants who founded the "holy experiment." Their belief in hidden yet persistent links between human language and the word of God impelled their vision of a common spiritual idiom. Translation became the search for underlying correspondences between diverse human expressions of the divine and served as a model for reconciliation and inclusiveness.Drawing on German and English archival sources, Erben examines iconic translations that engendered community in colonial Pennsylvania, including William Penn's translingual promotional literature, Francis Daniel Pastorius's multilingual poetics, Ephrata's "angelic" singing and transcendent calligraphy, the Moravians' polyglot missions, and the common language of suffering for peace among Quakers, Pietists, and Mennonites. By revealing a mystical quest for unity, Erben presents a compelling counternarrative to monolingualism and Enlightenment empiricism in eighteenth-century America.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rule Breaker, sink your fangs into Lora Leigh's series about genetically-altered humans with feline DNA. When the Breeds desire the passions of the flesh, they can't help but get frisky... Harmony Lancaster is of the Lion breed, created to be a huntress with a thirst to kill. But the way she seeks justice outside of the law makes her a liability to her own kind. Yet she also possesses information that they need on the existence of the First Leo--who holds the precious secrets of desire. To save her life, Harmony is paired with Sheriff Lance Jacobs, who tries to tame the killer within her, while protecting the gentle woman he longs to possess. But a dangerous cult leader, bent on destroying the Breeds, could change the way Lance looks at Harmony forever...
Can Inspector C. D. Sloan find his man when a dismembered appendage appears at a local farm in this mystery by CWA Diamond Dagger winner Catherine Aird? When the Berebury Footpaths Society created their locally infamous motto, "Every walk a challenge," they couldn't have known just how apt it would be. Avid hikers Wendy Lamport and Gordon Briggs suffer from a good walk spoiled when, while reclaiming a public footpath from the greedy barbed-wire fences of encroaching farmers, a crow drops a severed human finger at their feet. And where there's a finger, thinks Detective C. D. Sloan, a body can't be far behind. It would seem that there are a handful of bodies to whom the finger might belong. There is a suspiciously long list of people gone missing from Great Rooden's farming country: the tippling son of a local pillar of society, a financier who may have angered the wrong man, and even an old tramp or two who may have thieved one too many apples. Can the old tag team of Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan and his sidekick, Constable Crosby, solve the case?
When Dr. Alan Gregory's good friend Peter Arvin is found bloody and dying on the stage of a Colorado theatre, suspicion soars that he has become the second victim of a killer whose first prey was discovered amid the elaborate scenery of the road company's production of the Broadway show Miss Saigon. Alan is immediately asked to respond to two pleas for help: one from the police, who would like a psychological profile of the murderer, and one from Peter's widow, who is desperate to know the meaning of her dead husband's secrets. As Alan struggles to cope with the complexities of his new marriage and the shattering personal consequences of his friend's murder, provocative clues lead him down a trail that winds from the Front Range of the Rockies to the casinos of the Colorado high country and finally to the grandeur outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His journey takes him deep into Peter's past and inevitably toward the discovery of harrowing truths about the human heart - about the struggle for survival and the quest for forgiveness - that seem always just out of his reach, obscured by the smoke of a long-forgotten fire.
Don't let your life be bullied by Pluto. Discover how to domesticate astrology's bad boy and master the transition into the Pluto era.Pluto, the planet of transformation, is in transit in Capricorn through 2024, awakening a tidal force of change. The last time we saw this combination, the world felt the impact in the Revolutionary War that birthed America. In this wickedly funny guidebook, world-renowned astrologers Hazel Dixon-Cooper and Cathleen Bridgett Walther are here to show you how to use this unique time to overcome fear, guilt, regret, and self-punishment, and find your place in the cosmos. Their in-your-face advice and step-by-step instructions will help you unlock the heroic part of your soul and flourish in every aspect of your life. Pluto's transit in Capricorn presents all of us with a series of cosmic wakeup calls--bringing a unique opportunity to overcome our most difficult and ingrained traits. Begin now with Harness Astrology's Bad Boy, and you will emerge this Pluto transit stronger, wiser, and more in control of your life than ever before.
Since the eager stallion Messenger trotted off a boat from Europe in 1788, harness racing in America has been a popular sport, and nowhere is this truer than New York State. In the nineteenth century, harness racing attracted spectators from all walks of life. An 1823 race was so popular that businesses adjourned for the day to watch it. The sport reached its peak when the spectacular Roosevelt Raceway opened in 1957. Dean Hoffman offers an in-depth history of the sport's evolution in the Empire State, from the drivers and breeding to betting, legislation and accounts of the most exciting races. Join Hoffman as he sheds light on one of New York's most venerable sports traditions.
Women in the US exercise decision-making control over $11. 2 trillion of investable assets and 62% of women in the US, UK, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and India identify as the primary source of household assets. Yet, a majority (53%) of female wealth in these markets is unmanaged by an advisor and, according to new research from the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), closing the gap will require, in part, correcting industry perceptions of women as a monolithic market. The book, Harness the Power of the Purse: Winning Women Investors, draws a nuanced picture of female investors around the world.
Going from the inner city to the open desert, a seasoned environmental advocate looks at solar energy's remarkable ascent and its promise for America's future Solar power was once the domain of futurists and environmentally minded suburbanites. Today it is part of mainstream America. Scan the skyline of downtown neighborhoods, check out the rooftop of the nearest Walmart, and take a close look at your local sports arena. Chances are you'll find solar panels in those and many other unexpected places. In Harness the Sun, Philip Warburg takes readers on a far-flung journey that explores America's solar revolution. Beginning with his solar-powered home in New England, he introduces readers to the pioneers who are spearheading our move toward a clean energy economy. We meet the CEOs who are propelling solar power to prominence and the intrepid construction workers who scale our rooftops installing panels. We encounter the engineers who are building giant utility-scale projects in prime solar states like Nevada, Arizona, and California, and the biologists who make sure wildlife is protected at those sites. Warburg shows how solar energy has won surprising support across the political spectrum. Prominent conservatives embrace solar power as an emblem of market freedom, while environmental advocates see it as a way to reduce America's greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, economic-justice activists celebrate solar's potential to lift up low-income communities, and Native American leaders welcome the income and jobs that the industry will bring to their communities. Yet solar energy has its downsides and detractors too. Conservationists worry about the impact of large solar farms on protected animal species, and some local citizens groups resent the encroachment of solar projects on farmland and open spaces. Warburg gives voice to those at the epicenter of these conflicts and points the way to constructive solutions. Harness the Sun offers a grounded, persuasive vision of America's energy future. It is a future fueled by clean, renewable sources of power, with solar at center stage.
Harnessing Hibernate is an ideal introduction to the popular framework that lets Java developers work with information from a relational database easily and efficiently. Databases are a very different world than Java objects, and they often involve people with different skills and specializations. With Hibernate, bridging these two worlds is significantly easier, and with this book, you can get up to speed with Hibernate quickly. Rather than present you with another reference, Harnessing Hibernate lets you explore the system, from download and configuration through a series of projects that demonstrate how to accomplish a variety of practical goals. The new edition of this concise guide walks you through Hibernate's primary features, which include mapping from Java classes to database tables, and from Java data types to SQL data types. You will also learn about Hibernate's data query and retrieval facilities, and much more. By reading and following along with the examples, you can get your own Hibernate environment set up quickly and start using it for real-world tasks right away. Harnessing Hibernate teaches you how to: * Perform Object/Relational mapping * Work with persistent data from Java code * Work with groups and relationships between objects * Extend Hibernate's rich type support for your own needs * Simplify query creation using criteria and examples * Use the Hibernate Query Language (HQL) and understand how it differs from SQL * Use Hibernate in conjunction with Spring * Use Hibernate in conjunction with other packages, such as the Stripes web framework and the Eclipse IDE Once you're past the first few chapters, you can jump to topics that you find particularly interesting or relevant. All background material and explanations of how Hibernate works and why is in the service of a focused task. Source code can be downloaded from the book's website. If using SQL is an uncomfortable chore, Harnessing Hibernate offers you an effective and trouble-free method for working with the information you store in your applications.
Optical science and engineering affect almost every aspect of our lives. Millions of miles of optical fiber carry voice and data signals around the world. Lasers are used in surgery of the retina, kidneys, and heart. New high-efficiency light sources promise dramatic reductions in electricity consumption. Night-vision equipment and satellite surveillance are changing how wars are fought. Industry uses optical methods in everything from the production of computer chips to the construction of tunnels. Harnessing Light surveys this multitude of applications, as well as the status of the optics industry and of research and education in optics, and identifies actions that could enhance the field's contributions to society and facilitate its continued technical development.
The oldest and most important source of power for our planet is the Sun. This amazing new book explains why solar power is becoming a very real replacement for our current energy sources. Detailed images feature different types of solar collectors, solar thermal plants, and solar cells, and help explain how they are used. Special case studies identify areas where solar power is already in use around the world.
This book tries to give a psychological insight into the skillful and thoughtful mind of the guide dog. How does the young dog acquire the knowledge and skills to be a safe, fluent and confident guide? Is the dog capable of taking conscious decisions about alternative courses of action, predicting what is likely to happen next in a particular situation and of remembering how to respond to a wide variety of objects, people and events? These are questions that take us to the very forefront of our understanding of animal learning, consciousness and thought.
Read Michael Harney's posts on the Penguin Blog. The country's leading connoisseur presents a comprehensive guide for developing your tea palate. The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea transforms tea drinkers into tea experts. Written by one of the country's leading tea professionals, The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea is an illuminating resource for tea drinkers interested in developing and refining their palate as well as their understanding of the complex agricultural, historical, and cultural significance of tea. Drawing on his singular experience, Michael Harney masterly explores the full range of teas, revealing how each tea is distinctive, with a taste that derives from a precise combination of cultivation and production techniques, and influenced by the geography as well as its history. These lively profiles of diverse tea varieties--from delicate white tea to aged black puerh tea--include brewing instructions and vivid descriptions of the beverage scent, taste, and appearance; everything you need to become a connoisseur. Tea has long been popular in the United States, but only recently have Americans treated this nuanced beverage with a deeper curiosity, more refined approach, and wider appetite. The Wall Street Journal reports that total U.S. tea sales are nearly four times what they were in 1990, and this growing population of discriminate consumers will celebrate the new vocabulary provided in The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea. Unique in scope, candor, and accessibility, The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea will quickly become the classic reference and staple in the library of every serious tea drinker.
This timeless classic kindles every child's imagination as it follows Harold's adventure with his purple crayon. Images and image descriptions available.
Eighteen essays from Desmet (U. of Georgia), Sawyer (East Tennessee State U.) and other scholars consider the sources and impact of Harold Bloom's Shakespearean criticism. The volume includes contributions from well known critics as well as younger writers. Topics include, for example, Bloom's promotion of a new secular humanism, his criticism of Shakespeare's characters, and his exploration of the playwright's place in literary geography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"One moonlit evening, mainly to prove to himself he could do it, Harold went for a walk on a tightrope. He made sure the rope was drawn tight and straight, so it wouldn't sway. He skipped lightly across it, finding it fun to be a tightrope walker, high up over the rest of the circus. He stayed up on the rope with the greatest of ease, until he lost his balance. It also is easy to fall off a tightrope. Harold fell, twisting and turning, with his purple crayon tight in his hand. By a stroke of luck, a comfortable-looking curve appeared beneath him. And he landed on ..." "An Astounding Colossal, Purple Crayon Event!" Charming and fun.
With his magic purple crayon, Harold draws himself into a rocket voyage to Mars, then safely back to earth just in time for breakfast.
The blue-painted wizard appeared and spoke to Finnian."You let a man die today because you couldn't be bothered!""It wasn't my business.""You think nothing in life is your business!" the wizard howled. "But I'll make it so tings will be!"Finnian waited alert, ready to kill if the wizard voiced a curse, but he only looked hard and said: "From now on, as long as you stay in my land, you will aid any man or woman in need of help."That didn't sound so bad . . . until Finnian discovered the whole realm needed help!
Harp of Burma is Japan's haunting answer to Germany's well-known requiem for the First World War, All Quiet on the Western Front. Winner of the prestigious Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho prize, and the subject of an acclaimed film by Ichikawa Kon, Harp of Burma portrays a company of Japanese troops who are losing a desperate campaign against British forces in the tropical jungles of Burma. The young soldiers discover that the trials of war involve more than just opposing the enemy. The foreign climate and terrain, the strange behavior of foreigners, the constant struggle to overcome homesickness and nostalgia, and the emotions stirred by the senselessness of war--all of these forces, new and baffling to the soldiers, contribute to their distress and disorientation.In the midst of these overwhelming challenges, they discover the power of music to make even the toughest situations tolerable--through their commander's ability to lead them in song. Even though they face the inevitability of defeat, singing the songs of their homeland revives their will to live. Harp of Burma is Japan's classic novel of pathos and compassion in the midst of senseless warfare.
[from the back cover] "Twenty-seven tales of mystery, passion, intrigue and enchantment--discover the deadly outcome of Uaithne's prophecy, where Thady Elliot's love of whiskey led him, why the harp of the Dagda Mor fell silent, how O'Carolan was duped, and the cruel fate of the harper who burned his harp to keep his faithless lover warm. A collection of some of the most beautiful--and most powerful--Irish and European folk tales, fairytales, and legends to have been written on the theme of harping, along with colourful reminiscences of some of the great Irish harpers, explanatory commentaries, and a bold, iconoclastic introduction by the compiler, Russell Walton." These tales come to life when accompanied by the playing of and listening to Celtic and other folk harp music. They can be the foundation for the musician's presentation of various kinds of tunes in performance. They will also inform and add depth to the listener's appreciation of harp music.
In the magical world of Lyra, a mysterious instrument gives a minstrel undreamed-of powerWhen Emereck and Flindaran leave a caravan in search of adventure, it isn't long before they stumble upon great danger. Emereck, a trained minstrel, and Flindaran, a nobleman masquerading as a tramp, have found a long-abandoned castle, and in it, one of Lyra's most sought-after treasures: the Harp of Imach Thyssel. Emereck recognizes the perfect white bow from legend: It is said to possess the power of life and death over all mankind. Now, to keep it from falling into the wrong hands, he'll have to learn to harness its strength to create and destroy, with the fate of the kingdom hanging in the balance.
The second novel of Maggie Furey's Aurian saga unfolds in a sweeping blaze of glory, terror, and mystic enchantment, as Lady Aurian and her lover Anvar return to the holy city of Nexis to find that the crazed Archmage Miathan's sorcery has unleashed cataclysmic forces, locking the land in the icy grip of eternal winter.
Includes Grave Sight, Grave Surprise, An Ice Cold Grave and Grave Secret.
Read Kerry Madden's posts on the Penguin Blog. Nelle Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 and became an instant bestseller. Two years later it was an Academy Award- winning film. Today, it remains standard--and beloved--reading in English classes. But Lee never wanted "the book" to define who she was, which explains her aversion to any kind of publicity. Kerry Madden conducted extensive research for this Up Close biography, which reveals Lee to be a down-to-earth Southern woman who enjoys baseball games and playing golf--and whose one and only published book happened to win the Pulitzer Prize.
Now available together in a special boxed set, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee's bestselling novels To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman. Set in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, and featuring characters that have become indelible in American culture, Harper Lee's beloved classic of Southern literature, To Kill a Mockingbird and her newly found novel, Go Set a Watchman, offer a haunting portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocrisy and heroism, tradition and transformation in the Deep South of the 1930s and 1950s that resonates today. Enduring in vision, Harper Lee's timeless novels illuminate the complexities of human nature and the depths of the human heart with humor, unwavering honesty, and a tender, nostalgic beauty, and will be celebrated by generations to come.
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