Introducing South America by Anita Ganeri

By Anita Ganeri

What percentage international locations are in South the US? the place is the world's tallest waterfall? How lengthy is the Amazon River? This ebook solutions those questions and extra because it introduces younger readers to the continent of South the United States via age-appropriate maps, attractive pictures, and easy textual content. themes lined in the e-book comprise the place the continent is, weather, geography, animals and crops, nations, humans and languages, ordinary assets, towns, and recognized areas.

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The Flamboyant by Lori Marie Carlson

By Lori Marie Carlson

Set within the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties, the flowery tells the lifestyles tale of Lenora Demarest, an American attractiveness purpose on reaching success because the first aviatrix in her followed nation of Puerto Rico.Born in 1900, at the cusp of sweeping swap in American society, Lenora grows up in a old fashioned lakeside village in western ny kingdom within the corporation of her adoring mom and dad and their highbrow associates, After her mother's surprising loss of life, she accompanies her grief-stricken father, Dr. Henry Demarest, to a lush hacienda at the northern coast of Puerto Rico. Over the subsequent decade, they flip their tropical property right into a winning grapefruit plantation, and Henry remarries.Meanwhile, Lenora is courted through a rushing American aviator who awakens in her a keenness for flying, and a mild, prosperous Puerto Rican entrepreneur who stops at little to win her affection. In love with either males, Lenora however confounds her friends and family through her reactions to those very diversified suitors.Inspired through the lifetime of a ancient determine, and set opposed to the colourful backdrop of colonial politics, the flowery lines the interior lifetime of a critical smooth girl -- lively and decided to dwell out her goals. In language that captures the nice average beauty of rural long island in addition to the Caribbean, it additionally conjures up, in exhilarating shades, the magic of early aviation and will pay tribute to an American heroine prior to her time.

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Caravan Cities by M. Rostovtzeff

By M. Rostovtzeff

CARAVAN towns by way of M. ROSTOVTZEFF. initially released in 1932. PREFACE: THIS publication is basically the end result of a chain of commute sketches written in 1928 whereas the impressions of my trip to Syria, Arabia, and Palestine within the early a part of that yr have been nonetheless clean in my brain. those sketches first seemed in Russian newspapers pub lished at Berlin and at Paris, The Helm and Resurrection, and so they have been reprinted later within the Russian journal modern Notes ( Paris), this time with sure altera tions and with the addition of numerous new sketches. ultimately, they seemed in publication shape at Paris in 1931 below the identify Blijnem Vostoke. Then the Clarendon Press provided to provide an English variation, yet as i used to be close to project one other and extra bold trip to the close to East, i made a decision to submit pone revision for the English version until eventually my go back. It was once my purpose to revisit the websites which shape the topics of my sketches and likewise to incorporate decrease Mesopotamia, the trendy Iraq, in my travels. the hot and bright impressions with which I re became from this trip, and the chance that it gave me of studying the ruins intimately and of ap preciating the big improve made through archaeology within the learn of those websites, led me to shape such a lot of clean conclusions that i've got came upon myself obliged no longer in basic terms to revise my textual content, yet even partly to rewrite it. In doing so, i've got passed over the final sketches of the Russian quantity, considering that they handled Rhodes, Cyprus, and Mycenaean Greece and never with caravan towns. when on those travels i used to be in a position to gather the cloth with which this ebook is illustrated. ... the dignity of caravan alternate mostly increases innumerable difficulties, of economics, of geo graphy, of weather, and of heritage, that have by no means been totally handled, and which no student has ever tried to check during this connexion. accordingly, the part that i've got dedicated to the historical past of caravan alternate within the close to East is not any greater than a comic strip; the description of a bigger paintings which a few one else will fill in sooner or later. The sections which care for the caravan towns are both imperfect. My selection of those towns is acci dental. it's not according to the historic significance of cities involved yet at the volume of knowledge to be had; or, to be extra detailed, at the nation of pre servation of the ruins. it truly is visible that during Syria, for instance, this type of city as Damascus has a much longer and much extra instructive historical past as a caravan urban than Palmyra, whereas in Transjordania Amman is bigger and extra very important than Jerash. In northern Syria, back, the heritage of Aleppo in the course of the centuries will be extra instructive than that of Dura. yet so little of the historical past of those vital cities has survived and the little that has survived is of so fragmentary a nature, that the image we will be able to kind of them is inevitably Incomplete.

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The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker

By E. D. Baker

Princess Emeralda a.k.a. Emma is not precisely an awesome princess. Her snort is extra like a donkey's bray than tinkling bells, she journeys over her personal toes and she or he doesn't like Prince Jorge, whom her mom hopes she's going to marry. but when Emma ever proposal to flee her issues, she by no means anticipated it to ensue by means of becoming a frog! while confident to kiss a frog so he could go back to being a prince, one way or the other the spell is reversed and Emma becomes a frog herself! therefore starts off their adventure-a quest to come back to human form.

Fascinating and hilarious characters starting from a self-conscious yet pleasant bat to an incredibly unswerving snake and a smart eco-friendly witch make certain that readers will not quickly fail to remember this madcap story.

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Bitter Ashes. The Story of WW II by John Wilson

By John Wilson

World battle was once the best clash in human background. It gave start to the Atomic Age, the chilly struggle and the commercial growth of the Nineteen Fifties and 60s, and planted the seeds of latest center East crises. however it isn't really far-off heritage. such a lot Canadians have family who have been a part of this world-wide tragedy. sour Ashes places those occasions in context for them. This publication within the illustrated historic sequence tales of Canada is a spouse to determined Glory: the tale of WWI. a transparent and concise textual content leads the reader although the main army and political occasions and problems with the struggle. Sidebars upload aspect and a private point. each web page is illustrated with both pictures or maps.

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