Author: Marianne Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472909909

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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To the people of rural Britain, hares are deeply beloved, perhaps above all other animals. They thrive in abundance in imagery but can be maddeningly elusive in reality. In our stories – ancient and modern – they are magical, uncanny and illogical beings which commune with the moon, vanish at will, and lose their minds when spring arrives. Yet despite the breadth and depth of its legends, the brown hare of the lowlands is a relative newcomer to our islands, and our 'real' ancient hare is the mountain hare of the most unforgiving high mountainsides. Hares of myth have godly powers, but real, earthbound hares walk a dangerous line – they are small animals with many predators but have no burrow or tunnel to shelter them from danger. They survive by a combination of two skills honed to unimaginable extremes – hiding in plain sight, and running faster than anything and anyone. The need to excel as hiders and runners ultimately directs every aspect of hare biology and behaviour, as well as inspiring our own wild ideas about hare-kind. This book explores hares as they are and as we imagine them, and the long and often bloody history of our association with these enigmatic animals. Elegant studies of molecular biology and biomechanical physics help us understand how hares are put together, while centuries of game estate records reveal how humans have commodified and exploited them. But it is ultimately the moments spent in the company of wild hares that allow us to bring together myth and reality to celebrate the magic of the living animal.
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In the Theater of War and Peace

Author: David Scheffer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190860650

Category: Law

Page: 304

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The Sit Room brings you inside the secretive Situation Room of the White House, the most important deliberative room in the world, during the early 1990s when the author was one of the policymakers who framed the Clinton Administration's policy towards the bloody Balkans War. Drawing upon newly declassified documents and his own notes, David Scheffer, who later became America's first Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, weaves the true story of how policy options were debated in the Sit Room among the highest national security officials. The road to a final peace deal in late 1995 came at the high price of the murderous siege of Sarajevo and ethnic cleansing of mostly Bosnian Muslims from their homes and towns, including the genocide of Srebrenica's men and teenage boys. The Sit Room reveals the behind-the-scenes story about how American policy evolved--often futilely--to try to stop an intractable war and its shocking atrocities. Main actors in the Sit Room include: the assertive Ambassador to the United Nations, Madeleine Albright; the State Department's ace negotiator, Richard Holbrooke; the cerebral National Security Adviser, Tony Lake; the immigrant Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, John Shalikashvili; the bulldog Deputy National Security Adviser, Sandy Berger; and White House moralist, David Gergen. For almost three years, the Sit Room was littered with shattered proposals to end the war-until armed force backed up diplomacy to compel a fragile peace deal. The Sit Room reveals authentic policy-making at the highest levels, with a unique journey into the arena of war and peace where spirited debate guided America's foreign policy.
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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849688372

Category: Drama

Page: 92

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Viola hat ein Schiffsunglück vor der Küste Illyriens überlebt, bei dem ihr Zwillingsbruder Sebastian ums Leben gekommen zu sein scheint. Sie beschließt - als Knabe verkleidet - in die Dienste des Herzogs Orsino zu treten, der über Illyrien herrscht. Orsino ist unsterblich verliebt in die Gräfin Olivia, die aber aus Trauer um ihren verstorbenen Bruder sieben Jahre lang ihr Gesicht verschleiern und die Gesellschaft von Männern meiden will. Die als Mann verkleidete Viola, die sich jetzt Cesario nennt, gewinnt rasch die Gunst Orsinos und wird von ihm beauftragt, seine Liebesbotschaften an Olivia zu übermitteln ...
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Author: Betty Miles,Aesop,Paul Meisel

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780689817922

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 31

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Recounts in simple dialogue the famous tale of the race between the persevering tortoise and the boastful hare.
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Author: Kate Knapp

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509891919

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Ruby Red Shoes is a white hare who lives in a prettily painted caravan with her grandmother. Ruby is gentle, cheerful and enchanting. She is a very aware hare and loves animals and people, trees and nature, flowers and sunshine – not forgetting red shoes . . . She also loves to travel! But home is where her heart lies and she loves nothing better than tending to her chickens, drinking peppermint tea and eating strawberry jam. Ruby Red Shoes: A Very Aware Hare is a charming, heartwarming tale about a hare who treats everyone's feelings with great care, featuring gorgeous full-colour illustrations. This is the first installment in Kate Knapp's Ruby Red Shoes series – follow Ruby on her next adventure in Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris.
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Author: James E. Kelly,Hannah Thomas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004362665

Category: Religion

Page: 388

View: 9439

Jesuit Intellectual and Physical Exchange between England and Mainland Europe, c. 1580–1789: ‘The World is our House’? gathers an interdisciplinary group of scholars to explore the Jesuit English Mission’s wider impact within the Society and early modern European Catholicism.
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Roman Mosaics in the House of Dionysos

Author: Christine Kondoleon

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501727419

Category: Art

Page: 392

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"Christine Kondoleon presents the extraordinary mosaics of the House of Dionysos on Cyprus in a multifaceted study that explores their technique, style, iconography, architectural setting, chronology, and social import. This richly textured exploration provides a compelling reconstruction of the social and political aspirations of Romanized aristocratic patrons of the first and second centuries. It will be a landmark for the contextual study of Roman art."—Elaine K. Gazda, editor of Roman Art in the Private Sphere
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Or Monthly Calendar of the Transactions of the Turf, the Chace, and Every Other Diversion Interesting to the Man of Pleasure, and Enterprize (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780365519041

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

View: 8985

Excerpt from The Sporting Magazine, 1793, Vol. 2: Or Monthly Calendar of the Transactions of the Turf, the Chace, and Every Other Diversion Interesting to the Man of Pleasure, and Enterprize A Hare to the Publifltcr of the Sporting Magazine will find her, Requcft complied with. It Lorenzo had Confidered the Nature of our Mifeellany, he would not have fuppofed that we could have introduced his Rebns or his Acrofiic. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Author: John Fitzgerald

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781720191919

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 306

In Ireland the humble hare has been the subject of great controversy. After years of an abusive sport, which resulted in its child-like death screams being heard regularly throughout Ireland, a result was achieved. For those few dedicated people trying desperately to save the gentle creature from the horrors of the cruel sport of hare coursing, the struggle was painful and fought against great odds. Author, John Fitzgerald, writes about his experience of a campaign against this barbaric blood sport, focusing mainly on a controversial phase in the 1980s when the State deployed a police heavy gang to suppress anti-coursing activism. The author's own peaceful and non-violent action and that of, initially, a few others did arouse the public and achieve what at first appeared to be a hard-won benefit to the hare. But the hare's troubles were - and are -far from over. Though it can no longer be torn apart by greyhounds, now muzzled, it can still be mauled, injured, and tossed about like a rag doll on the coursing field. In addition to highlighting the hare's sad plight, this is also a campaigner's story. The author recounts vividly the ups and downs of his own fight against animal cruelty. He and others paid a major price for their role in the campaign. The gentle hare, apart from its use and abuse in coursing, has now become an endangered species in Ireland, and this book reinforces its right to be protected.
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Author: Rudolf Leopold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791332147

Category: Landscape painting, Austrian

Page: 206

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Bekannt ist Egon Schiele vor allem für seine eindrucksvollen, oft schockierenden Porträts und seine nicht minder provozierenden erotischen Darstellungen. Gegenwärtig sind es jedoch seine Landschaften, die sich immer größerer Beliebtheit erfreuen - so erzielte jüngst eine Ansicht von Krumau 20 Millionen US-Dollar. Auch in seinen Landschaften ist der österreichische Künstler provozierend, und setzt damit neue Maßstäbe. Der reich bebilderte Band zeigt, welche Bedeutung die Darstellung der Landschaft im Werk Schieles besaß und warum er mit ihnen die Kunstwelt zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts aufrüttelte und veränderte.
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Author: David Hare

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571345816

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Should I run? This is the question Pauline Gibson is asking herself. She has spent her adult life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a campaign for local health provision. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, Jack Gould, who has made his way in Labour party politics, she's faced with an agonising decision. What's involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare? David Hare was recently described by the Washington Post as 'the premiere political dramatist writing in English.' His explosive new play portrays the history of a twenty year intimate friendship and its public repercussions. David Hare's new play I'm not Running, premieres at the National Theatre, London, in October 2018.
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Book Two in on the River of Time

Author: Carl Hare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781988254500

Category: Poetry

Page: 450

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Spenser portrays the last four turbulent months in the life of poet Edmund Spenser, faithful servant of Queen Elizabeth I of England for whom he wrote The Fairie Queene. Written in Spenserian stanza to evoke the Elizabethan period and the poet's own style, Spenser is Book Two of the epic trilogy On the River of Time, which examines three figures - one mythical, one historical, and one fictional - from different time periods spanning almost three thousand years: Odysseus in ancient Greece; Spenser, the poet, in Ireland, and Archer, a fictional renegade actor/director, in present-day Canada.
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Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446257861

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Mit siebzehn verliebt sich Edna Akin aus Arkansas in Parker Ford, einen Jungen vom Land mit den durchscheinend hellblauen Ford-Augen. Sie heiraten und beginnen ein Nomadenleben in den Südstaaten der USA – Parker arbeitet als Handlungsreisender. Die 30er Jahre ziehen vorbei wie ein langes Wochenende, ungezählte Meilen, Cocktails, Hotelzimmer: New Orleans, Texarcana, Memphis. Die Geborgenheit, die es in ihrer Welt, dem Amerika der frühen Ford-Romane, nicht gibt, finden sie beieinander. Dann kommt ein einziges spätes Kind zur Welt – und alles ändert sich. "Zwischen ihnen" ist Richard Fords intimstes Buch: ein literarisches Memoir über seine Eltern und ein atmosphärisches Porträt des Lebens in den USA Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts.
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The Foundational Concepts of Computer Science - For AP® Computer Science Principles

Author: Kevin P Hare


ISBN: 9780692106716

Category: Computers

Page: 200

View: 8587

Computer science is the world's fastest growing field of study, and this growth is showing no signs of slowing down. As a new field, computer science can seem intimidating, but it should not be scary to learn or difficult to understand. If you have ever turned on a phone or surfed the Internet then you have used a computer and should have a basic understanding of what happens when you click the mouse or touch the screen--and how fast it happens! Computer Science Principles introduces the creative side of computing. Once you've made your way through this book, you'll be editing photos, designing websites, coding JavaScript, and getting organized with spreadsheets--and along the way you'll learn the foundational concepts of computer science. How do computers convert information into ones and zeros and send it thousands of miles in a blink of the eye? What is an IP address? What do TCP/IP, DNS, HTML, and CSS stand for? How can a hard drive store large movies and thousands of songs? How can secrets be sent in plain sight? These questions--and more--are answered in Computer Science Principles.
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Author: Jacob Grimm

Publisher: N.A


Category: Germanic peoples

Page: N.A

View: 3306

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Fear Gives Words Wings

Author: Lucinda Hare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957471870


Page: 466

View: 5267

Breaking with tradition, drawing upon the strengths of all their peoples, the SDS are preparing to take the war to the WarLock King. Far to the north their enemy gathers his strength and draws on the Abyss to gain an advantage. But another power is rising that no one foresaw: who will the inner dragon answer to? Quenelda finds the expectations of others too great, but she should beware of what she wishes for. Set against the backdrop of an escalating war and the rising dark power of the mealstrom, this is a story about the power of love, friendship and family between the peoples of the Seven Sea Kingdoms and their dragons, and how together as OneKind they cope with loss and grief in a changing world.
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