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Peter Duck

Author : Arthur Ransome
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‘Why do they call him Black Jake? Is it because of his hair?’ Titty asked. ‘Because of his heart’ said Peter Duck The Swallows and Amazons, as well as Captain Flint and the ancient able seaman Peter Duck, set sail on the Wild Cat bound for the Channel. But they are shadowed by the Viper, manned by none other than Black Jake - a beastly pirate with a dark plan. Can the children race ahead and uncover the buried treasure before the pirate? Can they survive storms, earthquakes, crabs and even a waterspout and make it home? BACKSTORY: Find out if you would be a good sailor aboard the Wild Cat and learn all about the real location that inspired the author.

The Salt Stained Book

Author : Julia Jones
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Thirteen-year-old Donny lives with his deaf mother Skye, but after an accident Donny is taken into care. Soon it seems that his whole life has been built on a lie, and he and his new friends must work to unravel the mystery of his own identity. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

Peter Duck

Author : Arthur Michell Ransome
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A Ravelled Flag

Author : Julia Jones
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After being rescued from the social welfare system, Donny hopes for normal family life on board the Chinese junk Strong Winds. However, when he tries to help Anna find her own mother, their adventures take them to semi-derelict docklands, in the darker side of East Anglia. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

Duck

Author : Victoria de Rijke
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The squat, noisy duck occupies a prominent role in the human cultural imagination, as evidenced by everything from the rubber duck of childhood baths to insurance commercials. With Duck,Victoria de Rijke explores the universality of this quacking bird through the course of human culture and history. From the Eider duck to the Brazilian teal to the familiar mallard, duck species are richly diverse, and de Rijke offers a comprehensive overview of their evolutionary history. She explores the numerous roles that the duck plays in literature, art, and religion—including the Hebrew belief that ducks represent immortality, and the Finnish myth that the universe was hatched from a duck’s egg. The author also highlights the significant role humor has always played in human imaginings of duck life, such as the Topographia Hibernia, a twelfth-century tome contending that ducks originated as growths on tree trunks washed up on a beach. But the book does not neglect the bird’s role in everyday life as well, from food dishes to jokes to beloved animated characters such as Daffy Duck and Donald Duck. Duck is an entertaining account of a bird whose distinctive silhouette is known the world over.

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada

Author : Canada. Parliament
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"Report of the Dominion fishery commission on the fisheries of the province of Ontario, 1893", issued as vol. 26, no. 7, supplement.

Sessional Papers

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"Report of the Dominion fishery commission on the fisheries of the province of Ontario, 1893", issued as vol. 26, no. 7, supplement.

Sea Fever

Author : Sam Jefferson
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How did a big-game fishing trip rudely interrupted by sharks inspire one of the key scenes in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea? How did Robert Louis Stevenson's cruise to the cannibal-infested South Sea islands prove instrumental in his writing of The Beach of Falesa and The Ebb Tide? How did Masefield survive Cape Horn and a near-nervous breakdown to write Sea Fever? The waters of this world have swirled through storytelling ever since the Celts spun the tale of Beowulf and Homer narrated The Odyssey. This enthralling book takes us on a tour of the most dangerous, exciting and often eccentric escapades of literature's sailing stars, and how these true stories inspired and informed their best-loved works. Arthur Ransome, Erskine Childers, Jack London and many others are featured as we find out how extraordinary fact fed into unforgettable fiction.

Swallowdale

Author : Arthur Ransome
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'Ahoy! Ahoy! Swallows! Ahoy!' Have you ever sailed in a boat or built a camp? Have you caught trout and cooked it yourself? The four Swallows, John, Susan, Titty and Roger return to the lake full of such plans and they can't wait to meet up with Nancy and Peggy, the Amazon Pirates. When the Swallow is shipwrecked and the Amazon's fearsome Great-Aunt makes decides to make a visit their summer seems ruined. Then they discover a wonderful hidden valley and things take a turn for the better... BACKSTORY: Discover the real Swallowdale, swot up on seafaring and learn all about the adventurous author.

Electrical Engineering and Applied Computing

Author : Sio-Iong Ao
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A large international conference in Electrical Engineering and Applied Computing was just held in London, 30 June – 2 July, 2010. This volume will contain revised and extended research articles written by prominent researchers participating in the conference. Topics covered include Control Engineering, Network Management, Wireless Networks, Biotechnology, Signal Processing, Computational Intelligence, Data Mining, Computational Statistics, Internet Computing, High Performance Computing, and industrial applications. The book will offer the states of arts of tremendous advances in electrical engineering and applied computing and also serve as an excellent reference work for researchers and graduate students working on electrical engineering and applied computing

The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000

Author : New York Times Theater Reviews
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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

Author : George Watson
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

Rating Valuation

Author : Patrick H. Bond
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Since its publication this book has become the standard for both students studying for their examinations and practitioners needing a comprehensive reference book covering rating law, valuation and, importantly, practice. This third edition brings the reader up to date with the changes for the 2010 Rating Revaluation, developments in case law, the new appeals regulations and current approaches to valuing many classes of hereditament, as well as highlighting the differences between cases in England and Wales. The book is well illustrated with example valuations showing both methods of valuation and the variety of property surveyors come across in practice. The authors have extensive experience in the subject and regularly lecture on rating, valuation and taxation matters.

Arthur Ransome

Author : Peter Hunt
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You Can Always Duck

Author : Peter Cheyney
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Cara, Gayda, Pearl: sizzling dames. Travis, Clemensky, Clansing: desperate men. A set of secret papers. Bring in FBI man Lemmy Caution to recover the papers, and we have all the ingredients for a fast-moving story of espionage, deception and double dealing. Lemmy Caution once again steers his way round the bodies of dead men and beautiful, very much alive, women to a successful conclusion.

Approaching Arthur Ransome

Author : Peter Hunt
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Architecture Studio

Author : Tom Jones
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Established in Paris in 1973, Architecture Studio today integrates the work of associate architects, architects, city planners, engineers and interior designers from many countries. A highlight of their work is shown here.

Young Wings

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Bentley s Miscellany

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The Sportsman s Gazetteer and General Guide

Author : Charles Hallock
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