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In this novel perspective on a much-maligned figure, Michal Biran explains the monumental impact Chinggis Khan has had upon the Islamic World, both positive and negative. Often criticised as a mass-slaughterer, pillager, and arch-enemy of the faith, Biran shows that his constructive influence upon Islam was also considerable - his legacy apparent in Central Asia even today. Covering Chinggis Khan's early career, his conquests, the enduring power of his descendents, and the numerous ways he is presented in different Muslim contexts, this accessible book provides a fascinating insight into one of the most notorious men in history.
Enjoy fresh, simple, delicious, and satisfying Chinese food-including many takeout classics-without ever leaving home! With her trademark passion and deep appreciation for Chinese cooking, Cooking Channel star Ching-He Huang brings her charm and expertise to an eager audience with this outstanding cookbook. Ching fuses Chinese and Western cultures to create one hundred quick dishes full of natural ingredients and bursting with flavor. Ching's Everyday Easy Chinese makes it simple for home cooks to prepare their favorite Chinese dishes faster, cheaper, and more healthfully than their local restaurant. Enjoy a diverse selection of favorite recipes for every occasion and taste, including: Traditional Hot and Sour Soup Five-Spice Salted Shrimp with Hot Cilantro Sauce Crispy Sweet Chili Beef Pancakes Kung Po Chicken Black Pepper Beef and Rainbow Vegetable Stir-Fry Singapore Noodles Egg and Asparagus Fried Rice Interspersed with entertaining personal stories and suggestions for exciting variations on classic recipes, Ching's Everyday Easy Chinese takes readers on a culinary journey that delightfully blends ancient and modern, yin and yang, experimentation and intuition-and ends with perfectly balanced and tantalizing fare that will inspire even the most stalwart takeout devotees.
A realistic picture of life during the time when the Chinook culture flourished, including details about daily routines, family life, spiritual practices, housing, and natural environment.
Depressed over his son's autism, Brendan Keegan is feeling Scroogey about the holidays until his childhood friend Tony comes to visit and gets Brendan caught up in a Web site about a TV show from their childhood.
The father of an autistic child dreams of a Christmas miracle in this moving short novel nominated for the World Fantasy Award--proceeds to be donated to Autism SpeaksWhen Brendan touches his four-year-old son, Peter screams and pulls away. He suffers from a form of autism known as Pervasive Developmental Disorder and has no idea how much his father wants to make him smile. Their relationship is tortured, but Christmas is coming, and a miracle might come with it.An unlikely harbinger of the holidays arrives in the form of Tony Kemper, Brendan's childhood friend who's never quite gotten over his glory days as a 1970s punk sensation. Broke, unemployed, and homeless, Tony has recently become obsessed with the long-canceled Chip Crockett television show, a beloved memory from when they were kids. Not a minute of footage remains of Chip, but these three boys are about to discover that when an entertainer is truly great, his magic will last forever.Previously serialized online, this is the first time Chip Crockett's Christmas Carol has been published in ebook form. Elizabeth Hand will donate all proceeds from this book to Autism Speaks in honor of special education teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting. The two attended the same high school, where Murphy was a friend of Hand's younger sister.
The ever-randy hero of Lawrence Block's No Score flees New York City for South Carolina, where a job in a whorehouse gives him an opportunity for lots of loving and lots of trouble Flat broke and sick of freezing to death in New York City, the permanently aroused Chip Harrison hops on a bus to warmer climes, landing in the quiet hamlet of Bordentown, South Carolina. With his usual clumsy charm, the aspiring lecher backs his way into a job running security at the local whorehouse. In no time he's playing cards with the madam, chasing the girls, and keeping trouble away from the door. Only thing is, trouble has a way of finding Chip Harrison . . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.
From the Book jacket: Chip, The Story of a Guide Dog Puppy, chronicles the life of a guide dog from birth at the kennels to what happens if it does not make it as a working guide dog. Each year the learning handicapped students at Jefferson Elementary School in Clovis, California, welcome a puppy into their classroom to help their teacher socialize it for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. The students wrote and illustrated this award-winning book. Meet the Authors and Illustrators L-R: Brandon Linn, Juston Smart, Megan Johnson, Hazael Gonzalez, Jordan Kedwards, Margaret Maskovich, Dominic Espinoza, Bonnie Jones, Chad Powers, and Hailey Ricord.
Everyone knows the little friendly chipmunk. But what exactly do you know about this common ground animal of the North American woods. Read on to find out how these creatures find food, escape from enemies and survive a long cold winter.
Get acquainted with one of the most distinctive flavors the chile world has to offer: the smoky chipotle. This die-cut little book offers approximately thirty recipes, from the basics (Guacamole con Chipotle) to the unexpected (Chipotle Hot Wings). Interested in smoking your own chipotles? In THE PEPPER PANTRY: CHIPOTLES you'll learn what kind of wood to use, how to build the fire, and how best to store your freshly dried stock. There's legend and lore about the colorful history of these peppers, and thorough listings of mail-order sources. As chock-full of inspiration as a well-stocked pantry, THE PEPPER PANTRY: CHIPOTLES is perfect for either beginning cooks or die-hard chile aficionados.
A collection of recipes using bananas. This book also tells how to select which bananas to use (green tipped, yellow or yellow with brown flecks), and gives tips for mashing bananas, prevent cut bananas from turning dark, how to ripen banans, how to flute banans, and gives nutritional information about bananas.
The case for chiropractic care.
Chiropractic has become America's most popular form of alternative health care, offering lasting relief from pain--and many other health benefits--to more than 25 million patients annually. Yet many people still wonder exactly how chiropractic heals, and even experienced patients may be able to get more from their treatments. In this accessible and fascinating book, Dr. Michael Lenarz illuminates the basic principles of spinal health, showing how the body naturally lets go of stored pain and disease once the flow of vital energy has been restored. He also explains:*Why adjustments keep the communication flowing clearly, quickly, and cleanly*Why the billion-plus nerve pathways carried by the spine can be the key to a wide range of health problems--from arthritis, headaches, and back and neck pain to chronic fatigue and digestive ailments*Why many of the health complaints we associate with aging may in fact be the result of old injuries and therefore treatable*The different techniques of chiropractic, and how to choose the beset chiropractor for you. PLUS--complete chapters on the diet, exercise, and stress-relief programs that will help you achieve a healthy, vibrant, energized, and pain-free lifestyle--the chiropractic way.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The true gripping story of how scientist George Schaller and four mountain men set out to save the chiru (antelope-like creatures who cannot survive captivity and who live on the high plains of Tibet) from near extinction.
The Mrs. Browne trilogy became an instant bestselling success in author Brendan O'Carroll's native Ireland. Similarly, when Plume introduced The Mammy (the first book in the series, May 1999) in the United States, it was greeted with overwhelming enthusiasm from American readers. Fans of Agnes Browne craving further hilarious and heartwarming adventures will be delighted with The Chisellers. Agnes, the lovable and determined heroine, returns with her seven children--whom she affectionately calls "the chisellers"--all struggling to make their way in the world with varying degrees of success. To make matters more difficult, as Agnes struggles along the bumpy road of parenting, she learns that the family is about to be forced out of their tenement home in the name of urban renewal. Pierre, Agnes' persistent suitor, is thankfully on hand to console her. Like all good Irish stories, The Chisellers includes a wedding and a funeral, much laughter and some tears--and it is sure to please newcomers as well as loyal fans of this terrific series.
Presents the history of the route which became the "Main Street" of the Texas cattle trade after the Civil War and remained until its closing in 1884.
Presents the history of the trail which became the main route for the Texas cattle trade after the Civil War.
FROM THE BACK COVER: Armed only with a Colt rifle, a Bowie knife, and courage as big as the West, Ten Chisholm, the bold, half-breed son of Indian scout Jesse Chisholm, leaves New Orleans with a price on his head. His only crime was loving the beautiful daughter of a powerful New Orleans gambler who has promised her to a wealthy man she hates. With a team of battle-toughened cowboys and ex soldiers, and a vow to return to Priscilla and make her his wife, Ten rides into the harsh Texas brakes and the heart of Comanche country. Now, he must round up wild longhorns and set off across the Red River, through a thousand miles of swollen rivers, angry Comanche's and treacherous outlaw attacks on a brazen quest to open a new trail to Kansas on the savage frontier.
Papa and Chita leave downtown Baltimore in a buggy to find a Christmas tree in the deep woods.
Chitosan is a linear polysaccharide commercially produced by the deacetylation of chitin. It is non-toxic, biodegradable, biocompatible, and acts as a bioadhesive with otherwise unstable biomolecules - making it a valuable component in the formulation of biopharmaceutical drugs.Chitosan-Based Systems for Biopharmaceuticals provides an extensive overview of the application of chitosan and its derivatives in the development and optimisation of biopharmaceuticals. The book is divided in four different parts. Part I discusses general aspects of chitosan and its derivatives, with particular emphasis on issues related to the development of biopharmaceutical chitosan-based systems. Part II deals with the use of chitosan and derivatives in the formulation and delivery of biopharmaceuticals, and focuses on the synergistic effects between chitosan and this particular subset of pharmaceuticals. Part III discusses specific applications of chitosan and its derivatives for biopharmaceutical use. Finally, Part IV presents diverse viewpoints on different issues such as regulatory, manufacturing and toxicological requirements of chitosan and its derivatives related to the development of biopharmaceutical products, as well as their patent status, and clinical application and potential.Topics covered include:chemical and technological advances in chitins and chitosans useful for the formulation of biopharmaceuticalsphysical properties of chitosan and derivatives in sol and gel statesabsorption promotion properties of chitosan and derivativesbiocompatibility and biodegradation of chitosan and derivativesbiological and pharmacological activity of chitosan and derivativesbiological, chemical and physical compatibility of chitosan and biopharmaceuticalsapproaches for functional modification or crosslinking of chitosanuse of chitosan and derivatives in conventional biopharmaceutical dosage formsmanufacture techniques of chitosan-based microparticles and nanoparticles for biopharmaceuticalschitosan and derivatives for biopharmaceutical use: mucoadhesive propertieschitosan-based systems for mucosal delivery of biopharmaceuticalschitosan-based delivery systems for mucosal vaccinationchitosan-based nanoparticulates for oral delivery of biopharmaceuticalschitosan-based systems for ocular delivery of biopharmaceuticalschemical modification of chitosan for delivery of DNA and siRNAtarget-specific chitosan-based nanoparticle systems for nucleic acid deliveryfunctional PEGylated chitosan systems for biopharmaceuticalsstimuli-sensitive chitosan-based systems for biopharmaceuticalschitosan copolymers for biopharmaceuticalsapplication of chitosan for anti-cancer biopharmaceutical deliverychitosan-based biopharmaceuticals scaffolds in tissue engineering and regenerative medicinewound healing properties of chitosan and its use in wound dressing biopharmaceuticalstoxicological properties of chitosan and derivatives for biopharmaceutical applicationsregulatory status of chitosan and derivativespatentability and intellectual property issuesquality control and good manufacturing practicepreclinical and clinical use of chitosan and derivatives for biopharmaceuticalsChitosan-Based Systems for Biopharmaceuticals is an important compendium of fundamental concepts, practical tools and applications of chitosan-based biopharmaceuticals for researchers in academia and industry working in drug formulation and delivery, biopharmaceuticals, medicinal chemistry, pharmacy, bioengineering and new materials development.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the story of a magical transforming car that helps a family to foil a group of gangsters. It is the only children's novel by Ian Fleming, the British author best known for the James Bond stories. The novel was dedicated to his son, though Fleming died before it was published. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
With a broken collarbone, Jack was in no fit mood to have relatives arrive. But the Reverend Dr Bramley and his daughter were penniless, so he couldn't turn them away. When Jack learnt the truth behind their plight, his chivalrous nature took over. Cressida was in need of a husband. . . but was he in need of a wife?
Craig Taylor's study examines the wide-ranging French debates on the martial ideals of chivalry and knighthood during the period of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). Faced by stunning military disasters and the collapse of public order, writers and intellectuals carefully scrutinized the martial qualities expected of knights and soldiers. They questioned when knights and men-at-arms could legitimately resort to violence, the true nature of courage, the importance of mercy, and the role of books and scholarly learning in the very practical world of military men. Contributors to these discussions included some of the most famous French medieval writers, led by Jean Froissart, Geoffroi de Charny, Philippe de Mzires, Honorat Bovet, Christine de Pizan, Alain Chartier and Antoine de La Sale. This interdisciplinary study sets their discussions in context, challenging modern, romantic assumptions about chivalry and investigating the historical reality of debates about knighthood and warfare in late medieval France.
In ChiWalking, Danny and Katherine Dreyer teach the walking technique they created that takes walking from mundane to deeply rewarding.
This is the deal with Chloe Leiberman (sometimes Wong): · She lives, breathes, sleeps, eats and drinks fashion. · She's half Jewish (father) and half Chinese (mother). · She has one bow-tie(like Tucker Carlson)-wearing brother. · She's stuck in the OC. · She always knows the right thing to wear. And whatyoushould be wearing, too. · She is a senior in high school. · She didn't apply to college, even though her parents think she did. · She has two best friends-Spring, 100% WASP, and Sue, 100% NOT. · She's talented but doesn't know it yet. · She dreams about going to design school in London. This is her application.
From Chef Chloe: an eBook collection of ten recipes from her wildly popular first book, Chloe's Kitchen, for creative, delicious party foods that just happen to be vegan. The vegan diet has gone mainstream--and Chef Chloe is here to help. Since she became the first vegan to win a reality TV cooking show, Chef Chloe's devoted fan base has been clamoring for more of her healthy, inventive recipes that follow a plant-based diet. Featuring easy-to-prepare, festive vegan recipes with absolutely delicious flavors, this short cookbook is the perfect purchase for your holiday preparations. The ten perfect party recipes include Artichoke-Walnut Pesto Crostini, Kalamata Olive Tapenade, Avocado-Shiitake Sushi, Garlic Knots, and Sweet-and-Sour Party Meatballs. With beautiful photography and crystal-clear directions, Chloe's Quick-and-Easy Vegan Party Foods provides recipes that are sure to please vegans and non-vegans alike at any holiday gathering.