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Children of Ash and Elm

Author : Neil Price
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The definitive history of the Vikings -- from arts and culture to politics and cosmology -- by a distinguished archaeologist with decades of expertise The Viking Age -- from 750 to 1050 -- saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples into the wider world. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they ranged from eastern North America to the Asian steppe. But for centuries, the Vikings have been seen through the eyes of others, distorted to suit the tastes of medieval clerics and Elizabethan playwrights, Victorian imperialists, Nazis, and more. None of these appropriations capture the real Vikings, or the richness and sophistication of their culture. Based on the latest archaeological and textual evidence, Children of Ash and Elm tells the story of the Vikings on their own terms: their politics, their cosmology and religion, their material world. Known today for a stereotype of maritime violence, the Vikings exported new ideas, technologies, beliefs, and practices to the lands they discovered and the peoples they encountered, and in the process were themselves changed. From Eirík Bloodaxe, who fought his way to a kingdom, to Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir, the most traveled woman in the world, Children of Ash and Elm is the definitive history of the Vikings and their time.

The Children of Ash and Elm

Author : Neil Price
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The Primary Teacher

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American Primary Teacher

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Perfect

Author : Cecelia Ahern
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In Perfect, Cecelia Ahern's thrilling sequel to Flawed, Celestine must make a choice: save just herself or risk her own life to save all Flawed people. Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine's life has completely fractured--all her freedoms gone. Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she has been a ghost, on the run with Carrick--the only person she can trust. But Celestine has a secret--one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground. A secret that has already caused countless people to go missing. Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine. With tensions building, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed?

The Children s Blizzard

Author : David Laskin
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“David Laskin deploys historical fact of the finest grain to tell the story of a monstrous blizzard that caught the settlers of the Great Plains utterly by surprise. . . . This is a book best read with a fire roaring in the hearth and a blanket and box of tissues near at hand.” — Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City “Heartbreaking. . . . This account of the 1888 blizzard reads like a thriller.” — Entertainment Weekly The gripping true story of an epic prairie snowstorm that killed hundreds of newly arrived settlers and cast a shadow on the promise of the American frontier. January 12, 1888, began as an unseasonably warm morning across Nebraska, the Dakotas, and Minnesota, the weather so mild that children walked to school without coats and gloves. But that afternoon, without warning, the atmosphere suddenly, violently changed. One moment the air was calm; the next the sky exploded in a raging chaos of horizontal snow and hurricane-force winds. Temperatures plunged as an unprecedented cold front ripped through the center of the continent. By the next morning, some five hundred people lay dead on the drifted prairie, many of them children who had perished on their way home from country schools. In a few terrifying hours, the hopes of the pioneers had been blasted by the bitter realities of their harsh environment. Recent immigrants from Germany, Norway, Denmark, and the Ukraine learned that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither understood nor controlled. With the storm as its dramatic, heartbreaking focal point, The Children's Blizzard captures this pivotal moment in American history by tracing the stories of five families who were forever changed that day. David Laskin has produced a masterful portrait of a tragic crucible in the settlement of the American heartland. The P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Culturing the Child 1690 1914

Author : Mitzi Myers
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Utilizing new historicist, feminist, and cultural studies critiques, this collection of essays provides new perspectives on early children's literary texts and the work of children's literature scholar Mitzi Myers (1939–2001).

The Viking Way

Author : Neil Price
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Magic, sorcery and witchcraft are among the most common themes of the great medieval Icelandic sagas and poems, the problematic yet vital sources that provide our primary textual evidence for the Viking Age that they claim to describe. Yet despite the consistency of this picture, surprisingly little archaeological or historical research has been done to explore what this may really have meant to the men and women of the time. This book examines the evidence for Old Norse sorcery, looking at its meaning and function, practice and practitioners, and the complicated constructions of gender and sexual identity with which these were underpinned. Combining strong elements of eroticism and aggression, sorcery appears as a fundamental domain of women's power, linking them with the gods, the dead and the future. Their battle spells and combat rituals complement the men's physical acts of fighting, in a supernatural empowerment of the Viking way of life. What emerges is a fundamentally new image of the world in which the Vikings understood themselves to move, in which magic and its implications permeated every aspect of a society permanently geared for war. In this fully revised and expanded second edition, Neil Price takes us with him on a tour through the sights and sounds of this undiscovered country, meeting its human and otherworldly inhabitants, including the Sámi with whom the Norse partly shared this mental landscape. On the way we explore Viking notions of the mind and soul, the fluidity of the boundaries that they drew between humans and animals, and the immense variety of their spiritual beliefs. We find magic in the Vikings' bedrooms and on their battlefields, and we meet the sorcerers themselves through their remarkable burials and the tools of their trade. Combining archaeology, history and literary scholarship with extensive studies of Germanic and circumpolar religion, this multi-award-winning book shows us the Vikings as we have never seen them before.

Office Administration for Organizations Supervising the Health of Mothers Infants and Children of Preschool Age

Author : United States. Children's Bureau
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Office Administration for Organizations Supervising the Health of Mothers Infants and Children of Preschool Age

Author : Helen Rankin Jeter
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Office Administration for Organizations Supervising the Health of Mothers Infants and Children of Preschool Age

Author : Estelle Belle Hunter
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Justice of the Peace and Local Government Review

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A Wiccan Bible

Author : A.J. Drew
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“A book or collection of writings constituting the sacred text of a religion.” —The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition For thousands of years, we have been told that God was a man. Then someone reminded us of when God was a woman. Now we have a reference for the sensible folk who have always felt that it takes two. If you have ever thought there was more to religion than ancient rituals performed for reasons unknown, this book will show you exactly what you have been looking for. If you have already come to the realization that Wicca is the religion for you, this book will help fill those many blanks that have been left by other books. Author A.J. Drew makes no attempt to dictate religious dogma or routine. He is quick to point out that the title does not start with the word the. He illustrates the many issues a person’s religion should address and shows how he has been able to find answers to those issues through the practice of a modern religion that was based on some of the oldest principles of the ancient world. A Wiccan Bible takes you through the journey of life in three stages: Maiden and Master: Creation, Wiccaning, and Self-dedication. Mother and Father: Initiation, Handfasting/Handparting, and the Wheel of the Year. Crone and Sage: Community, the world, and death. Mythology and science converge as the author details a life’s journey into a religion with both old world ritual and new world science, fusing both into a creation myth which satisfies not only mind, but soul as well. A Wiccan Bible not only shows a religious path filled with joy, but one that offers the ability to accept and manage sorrow. It is filled with ritual and with the reasons why ritual is fulfilling, rewarding, and a necessary part of everyday life. As A.J. addresses each issue, he demonstrates not only how he found the solutions in Wicca, and the many ways in which science and magick have helped him to do so. A Wiccan Bible also contains select recipes that the author has collected, including mixtures for incense, oils, and baths.

Forest Leaves

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A Parents Guide for Children s Questions

Author : Benito Casados
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Children by nature are curious about the world and people around them. As they grow older their level of awareness increases and questions begin to pour from their inquiring minds. Their questions maybe motivated by what they hear and see in their surroundings, what they see on television or what they are trying to learn in school. In most cases the burden of answering these questions falls on the parents. Parents are busy people. Children want the answers right now. This guide will provide answers for many questions traditionally asked by children between the ages of eight and sixteen. This guide is published in E-Book format only and is intended to reside in your e-book reader so the information is easily accessed whether at home or on the road.

How to Build a Children s Swing Slide Roundabout and Toboggan for the Garden An Illustrated Guide

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Illustrated with useful diagrams, this unusual guide provides practical instructions to build several traditional outdoor play aid for children, including the classic roundabout, helter skelter and toboggan. A must-have for any woodworking or wood-craft enthusiast. Contents include: Woodworking - Outdoor Play Aids - A Garden Swing - How to Make a Small Roundabout - Constructional Details - Constructing A toboggan. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before, and the content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. We are republishing this classic text in a high quality, affordable edition, and it comes complete with a newly written introduction.

Allergic Diseases in Children

Author : Hugo Van Bever
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The purpose of this book is to share information and knowledge on allergic disorders in children with everybody, especially parents. Allergies in children are a common and growing problem. From the author''s experience, many parents lack correct information on allergy. This has led to wrong approaches in dealing with the problem, with some parents experimenting with all kinds of non-scientifically proven testing and treatments. Sometimes these treatments can be harmful for the child. The book comprises twelve chapters, each covering a specific aspect of allergy in children. The first part covers general issues, such as underlying mechanisms, allergens, and epidemiology of allergic diseases. In the second part, specific allergic diseases are covered. The book ends with considerations on diagnosis and treatment, and offers suggestions for future research on allergy in children. This book will provide useful information to the public, especially parents of allergic children. Based on current scientific information, the book should help allergic children to obtain optimal diagnosis and treatment of their allergic diseases.

Friends Review

Author : Enoch Lewis
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The Carriage Journal

Author : Paul H. Downing
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR THOMAS GODDARD by Charles R. Morris. MY COLLECTION OF CARRIAGES IN SWITZERLAND by Robert Sallmann. SECOND ANNUAL JOHNSON PARK DRIVING SHOW CARTS AT PAHEVI DEZ, IRAN by Mary Aiken Littauer. TO DRIVE WELL AND WITH GRACEFUL EASE from The Rider and Driver CARRIAGE BUILDING IN AMERICA by A. M. Hutton CARRIAGE BUILDING CONSIDERED AS AN ART by J ames Rock, Jr. WOODS FOR CARiqAGES from The Carriage Builders' and Harness Makers' Art Journal SMOKE RISE MARATHON by Barbara Fairclough. DRIVING by The Duke of Beaufort, K. G.

Legends of the Moonstones

Author : B. Rambeau
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If we know much of how life was in the history of mankind-we know if one was rich or famous; how about for the average person? In Moonstones, you can visit a gypsy camp while trying to wrest your friend's baby from their clutches, travel through perilous country when rescuing your grandmother when you are but a 10 year old girl; wake up (after an evening of debauchery) in a Roman graveyard next to a wise old gnome with leprosy; defend home and family from marauding savages before the days of police or fire departments, sail a schooner to faraway places when you are but a 14 year old boy, wait for your crusader fiancé to return for 15 years, making the best use of your time and talent, learn to accept differences in your children before it is too late, learn to love someone quite ugly to your eyes, leave all your earthly comforts behind to move your family to the wilderness amongst Indians and wild animals and other adventures. These are some of my past lives and I am grateful to recall so much; Thank you, power that is. And so it is