Author :Stephen DAVIES Publisher :City University of HK Press Release Date :2022-05-05 ISBN 10 :9789629375935 Pages :530 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (593 users download)
Summary Book Review Transport to Another World by Stephen DAVIES:
Download or read book Transport to Another World written by Stephen DAVIES and published by City University of HK Press. This book was released on 2022-05-05 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mementoes of HMS Tamar abound in Hong Kong, but what is really known about this troopship and her role in the maintenance of British imperial rule? Using logbooks, newspapers, and numerous other sources, this book pieces together the multifaceted and largely unknown history of the Tamar . From her launch into service to her roles as a hospital, theatre stage, and transport for military personnel, the Tamar carried not just people, but also their mundane dreams and ambitions— for friends, families, and staying alive. Any ideas or concerns about sustaining the empire seldom featured in their minds at all, but it was this empire that the Tamar served for seventy-nine years, steaming the equivalent of thirty-two times around the Earth and transporting tens of thousands of people to what would seem to them another world. In this engaging narrative, the Tamar’s exploits and the experiences of her crew and passengers parallel those of the British Empire and its subjects, bringing to life the realities of imperial life on land and at sea. As mud continues to settle over the Tamar’s forgotten remains in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, Transport to Another World will appeal to historians and readers interested in maritime history and colonial Hong Kong in general, and makes a case for conserving the memory of a past some would prefer to forget.
Summary Book Review JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World: Summer by Ko Hiratori:
Download or read book JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World: Summer written by Ko Hiratori and published by J-Novel Club. This book was released on 2019-08-17 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The much-anticipated sequel to "JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World" is here in the form of a short story collection! What happens to Haru after the main story? Does she meet the rainy weather man again? Meanwhile Chiba has some new encounters and gradually finds his way in the other world...
Summary Book Review Another World’s Zombie Apocalypse Is Not My Problem! by Haru Yayari:
Download or read book Another World’s Zombie Apocalypse Is Not My Problem! written by Haru Yayari and published by Cross Infinite World. This book was released on 2019-05-31 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Just when I thought navigating high school was bad enough, I woke up to a rotting, post-apocalyptic world! I thought that the poisonous swamp surrounding my small island would have protected me from all the drama, but what did I see staggering my way? A nasty, putrid zombie! With nothing left to lose, I shoved it away! To my surprise, it turned into a living, breathing, not-so-dead human! So, I have the power to purify zombies. And now I’m expected to save this undead world from the zombie apocalypse? Great. This is so NOT my problem!
Summary Book Review Loner Life in Another World (Light Novel) Vol. 1 by Shoji Goji:
Download or read book Loner Life in Another World (Light Novel) Vol. 1 written by Shoji Goji and published by Airship. This book was released on 2021-08-03 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sarcastic isekai comedy about surviving in a fantasy world with only the weirdest magic powers. Inspired the hit manga! When sarcastic loner Haruka gets transported with his class to another world, he's not wild about adventuring, but he wouldn't mind having some cool powers. Unfortunately, he's last in line when the magic cheat skills get divvied up, so by the time it's Haruka's turn, there are no good choices left. Now Haruka will have to take on this fantasy world the hard way-on his own, with a hodgepodge of bizarre skills! When infighting and chaos break out among his classmates, can this loner come to the rescue?
Summary Book Review Focus On: 100 Most Popular Fantasy Anime and Manga by Wikipedia contributors:
Download or read book Focus On: 100 Most Popular Fantasy Anime and Manga written by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review A Sourcebook about Sunday by Paul Ford:
Download or read book A Sourcebook about Sunday written by Paul Ford and published by LiturgyTrainingPublications. This book was released on 2005 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Just like others in our Sourcebook series, this book includes excerpts from scripture and the liturgy, as well as from prose and poetry both ancient and modern. It helps us prepare for, ponder, and celebrate Sunday. Beginning with the origins of our Sunday observance and lingering over the wisdom of Jewish Shabbot practices, the book moves from Friday through Monday, evoking the many customs and activities that have marked our keeping of the Lord's Day and enabling theological reflection. This book offers materials for liturgists and catechists, for those who plan retreats, and for everyone desiring a richer experience of our weekly Easter. Through these eloquent texts we can come to see the veneration of Sabbath and Sunday -- not as another obligation but as a means to our refreshment, growth, and intimacy with God.
Summary Book Review Romanticism and Modernity by Thomas Pfau:
Download or read book Romanticism and Modernity written by Thomas Pfau and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-07-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though traditionally defined as a relatively brief time period - typically the half century of 1780-1830 - the "Romantic era" constitutes a crucial, indeed unique, transitional phase in what has come to be called "modernity," for it was during these fifty years that myriad disciplinary, aesthetic, economic, and political changes long in the making accelerated dramatically. Due in part to the increased velocity of change, though, most of modernity’s essential master-tropes - such as secularization, instrumental reason, individual rights, economic self-interest, emancipation, system, institution, nation, empire, utopia, and "life" - were also subjected to incisive critical and methodological reflection and revaluation. The chapters in this collection argue that Romanticism’s marked ambivalence and resistance to decisive conceptualization arises precisely from the fact that Romantic authors simultaneously extended the project of European modernity while offering Romantic concepts as means for a sustained critical reflection on that very process. Focusing especially on the topics of form (both literary and organic), secularization (and its political correlates, utopia and apocalypse), and the question of how one narrates the arrival of modernity, this collection collectively emphasizes the importance of understanding modernity through the lens of Romanticism, rather than simply understanding Romanticism as part of modernity. This book was previously published as a special issue of European Romantic Review.
Download or read book Earth's Hope written by Ann Gimpel and published by Ann Gimpel Books, LLC. This book was released on 2015-03-05 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Power so old, deep, and chilling it hurts to think about it will overrun Earth if nothing changes. Targeted, furious, and fighting back, Aislinn runs wide open, gathering allies and putting her life on the line. Aislinn Lenear has traveled a long road since the dark gods invaded Earth better than three years ago. After seeing her father slaughtered in front of her, and her mother sink into madness, Aislinn built strong walls around her heart. First her bond wolf, and then Fionn MacCumhaill, changed all that, but she and Fionn are far from home free. Four of the six dark gods are still sowing destruction, and they’ve joined forces with Lemurians, a desperate lot, running just ahead of the tide of their own mortality. In a bold move, they try to coopt a group of young dragons, and very nearly succeed. Dewi, the Celtic dragon god, and Nidhogg, the Norse dragon god, banish their brood to the dragons’ home world, but they refuse to stay put. In a fast-paced, tension-riddled closure to this dystopian, urban fantasy series, Earth's Hope sweeps from Ireland to the Greek Islands to the Pacific Northwest to borderworlds where the dark gods live. Fionn’s and Aislinn’s relationship is strained to the breaking point as they struggle to work together without tearing one another to bits. Fionn is used to being obeyed without question, but Aislinn won’t dance to his tune. If they can find their way, there may be hope for a ravaged Earth.
Summary Book Review Grammar Smart, 3rd Edition by Princeton Review:
Download or read book Grammar Smart, 3rd Edition written by Princeton Review and published by Princeton Review. This book was released on 2014-12-09 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everything you need to know to be a grammar guru. This eBook edition is formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. The words you use say a lot about you. Grammar makes a lasting impression on friends, coworkers, and teachers, but learning the rules has always been notoriously dull. That’s why we at The Princeton Review created Grammar Smart! Instead of boring readers with countless rules and confusing grammatical terms, this book uses a witty approach to show the logic behind each correct sentence. This updated third edition of Grammar Smart helps you: • Learn the nuts and bolts of grammar rules and usage • Practice your grammar skills with a series of quizzes • Master how to write and speak more effectively Inside the book, you'll find: • In-depth reviews of the basic parts of speech • Tips on how to avoid misplaced modifiers and dangling participles • A glossary of key grammar terms • Quick quizzes throughout the book to help you check your progress • Detailed sentence diagrams to help you identify word classes • Comprehensive summaries of each major grammar topic
Download or read book Star Gazing written by Jackie Stacey and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-11-05 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a historical investigation of the pleasures of cinema, Star Gazing puts female spectators back into theories of spectatorship. Combining film theory with a rich body of ethnographic research, Jackie Stacey investigates how female spectators understood Hollywood stars in the 1940's and 1950's. Her study challenges the universalism of psychoanalytic theories of female spectatorship which have dominated the feminist agenda within film studies for over two decades. Drawing on letters and questionnaires from over three hundred keen cinema-goers, Stacey investigates the significance of certain Hollywood stars in women's memories of wartime and postwar Britain. Three key processes of spectatorship - escapism, identification and consumption - are explored in detail in terms of their multiple and changing meanings for female spectators at this time. Star Gazing demonstrates the importance of cultural and national location for the meanings of female spectatorship, giving a new direction to questions of popular culture and female desire.
Summary Book Review Pictures & Tears by James Elkins:
Download or read book Pictures & Tears written by James Elkins and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This deeply personal account of emotion and vulnerability draws upon anecdotes related to individual works of art to present a chronicle of how people have shown emotion before works of art in the past.
Summary Book Review Alien Pirate's Desire by Zara Starr:
Download or read book Alien Pirate's Desire written by Zara Starr and published by Zara Starr. This book was released on 2020-03-26 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She just wanted to get out of the city. She never expected to end up in space! Needing a break from her busy city life, Eve rents a cabin in the woods. But things don’t go exactly as planned. When she’s abducted by scary, mantis-like aliens, her world is turned upside down. Among the strange-looking aliens is Doran, a kind, human-like alien. Could he be her only hope in this crazy situation? He’s an alien too, and she’s not convinced she can trust him. So why does she feel drawn to him? When he accepted a job from the Saithin, he never expected to find her… Doran’s entire life is ruled by logic, but his predictive abilities as a Qai have made life boring. When he signs up to work on a Saithin ship, he looks forward to travel and adventures. What he doesn’t expect is to play a role in an abduction mission. When he lays eyes on a beautiful human who looks just like the Qai, he faces an impossible decision – one that will force him to question everything about his life and what he’s been led to believe. Will he risk everything to save her, or will logic outweigh his emotions? Alien Pirate’s Desire is a scorching hot prequel novella in the Star Gladiators sci-fi romance series, featuring a brave human woman and a strong, sexy alien who falls head over heels for her. It's a standalone romance with no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a HEA!
Summary Book Review Red Alert: Calamity Era by Chi FanShuDeHongShao:
Download or read book Red Alert: Calamity Era written by Chi FanShuDeHongShao and published by Funstory. This book was released on 2020-07-27 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The world after the nuclear war was a wasteland, and nature was radiating with extraordinary vitality! The world was shrouded in green, and the lush woodlands had become a paradise for all living beings to hunt and evolve! The former hegemon of humanity had become the lowest level of existence in the food chain, surviving tenaciously and with great difficulty! The gears of history have begun to turn again, beginning with the Dirty Valley.
Summary Book Review The Root of Heaven and Earth by E. A. Grace:
Download or read book The Root of Heaven and Earth written by E. A. Grace and published by Ethosphere Press. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A story spanning worlds and centuries— • from a distant, destitute future and the ambitions of a young scientist, to the possibility of a thriving tomorrow... • from the dreams of a young village girl in India, to the broad vistas of the American West... • from a rain-drenched African jungle and the mighty Congo that flows through it, to a seed of understanding that could transform a world... This epic tale unravels mysteries arising out of our deepest past, and offers a glimpse of the surprising promise that lies ahead.
Summary Book Review Bright White Darkness, Book 4 by A. G. Betts:
Download or read book Bright White Darkness, Book 4 written by A. G. Betts and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2020-04-21 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 4th instalment in the BWD saga. We last left the world reeling after a horrifying alien attack. An epic solution transformed the lives of every human being, but would it lead to a deathless utopia, or hell on Earth? A plan has been formed. New paths, a new fate, and cruel decisions taken by the cold minds of soulless beings. More adventure, staggering events and terror await Jack Watson and the rest of Professor Harker’s team, along with the inhabitants of New York City, and will an enigmatic anti-hero once again prove their reluctant champion? Prepare for an action-packed adventure of strange new worlds, bizarre technology and earth-shattering consequences.
Download or read book Aliens written by Stuart A. Kallen and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2011 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2010, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking proposed that it was highly likely that space aliens were real. Hawking is not alone in this belief--polls consistently show that one-third of the population believes extraterrestrials have visited Earth. Aliens covers this subject in riveting detail with new information concerning close encounters, alien characteristics, abductions, and extraterrestrial conspiracies.
Summary Book Review Alice in Kyoto Forest, Volume 2 by Mai Mochizuki:
Download or read book Alice in Kyoto Forest, Volume 2 written by Mai Mochizuki and published by TOKYOPOP. This book was released on 2022-03-30 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alice is certainly not in her world anymore. This version of Kyoto is magical and confusing — and Alice can't seem to find her childhood first love, Ren, the person she believes summoned her to this Kyoto in the first place. Strangely enough, the Imperial Crown Prince looks startlingly like Ren... but if he summoned her here, why doesn't he recognize her? On top of all that, Alice realizes she must discover her heart's true calling in order to remain in Kyoto Forest. If she doesn't find a purpose, she'll rapidly grow old and eventually disappear altogether! Stories and fairy tales have always gotten her through the sadness of her rootless life back at her aunt's house. Perhaps it's time to rely on them once again, here in magical Kyoto Forest.