Animal and Man in Bible Lands

Supplement
Author: Friedrich Simon Bodenheimer
Publisher: Brill Archive
ISBN: N.A
Category: Israel
Page: 232
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"Wild animals must have been a terrible menace to the early settlers, until civilization got rid of them in its holocaust destruction of the natural landscape. Apart from the direct extension of arable land we may mention only the slow but permanent destruction of the forests by man and goat. This early menace found its expression in animal cults and animal totems dominating the life of primitive man in many regions of the world. In the Middle East most of these cults and totems although existent still in many myths and rituals were forgotten with the growth of town cultures and of empires. Domestic animals have been decisive factors in history. The horses of the Hykos invaders and their chariots revolutionised warfare, as did elephants in the period of the Diadoches ... The asses as beasts of burden opened the road to commerce. Beasts of draught put primitive agriculture on a profitable base ... The domestication of the camel enabled the bedawi to pass rapidly with their caravans through the deserts, which were closed before ... Other animals of historical importance were the carriers of diseases and famine ..."--Pg. 7.

Stumme Schwäne


Author: Ece Temelkuran
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455814255
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Im August 1980 macht nicht nur die Hitze den Menschen in Ankara zu schaffen. Auch politisch brodelt es: In der Türkei herrscht Bürgerkrieg, Menschen sterben auf offener Straße, bald wird das Militär putschen, um das Land »zu retten«. Diesen chaotischen Sommer verbringen die Kinder Ayse und Ali gemeinsam. Sie könnten kaum unterschiedlicher sein: Ayse kommt aus einem behüteten Elternhaus, ist quirlig und fröhlich, Ali, der introvertierte Sohn der kurdischen Putzfrau, lebt in einem Elendsviertel. Die beiden haben eine gemeinsame Misssion: Sie wollen die Schwäne aus dem Schwanenpark retten, die der Befehlshaber der Armee in seinen privaten Garten bringen lassen will. Damit sie nicht entfliehen, sollen den Schwänen die Flügel gestutzt werden. Die Erwachsenen haben andere Sorgen, doch Ayse und Ali haben sich ihr Gefühl für Recht und Freiheit bewahrt.

American Writers: Susan Howe to Gore Vidal


Author: A. Walton Litz,Molly Weigel
Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
ISBN: 9780684197876
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 492
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Includes essays, analysis, and biographies of prominent literary figures of various genres and backgrounds in American literature.

American Writers

A Collection of Literary Biographies
Author: Leonard Unger,A. Walton Litz,Molly Weigel,Jay Parini
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: 493
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The four volume set consists of ninety-seven of the pamphlets originally published as the University of Minnesota pamphlets on American writers. Some have been revised and updated.

American Writers

A Collection of Literary Biographies. Supplement
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 3318

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Poets

American and British
Author: Ian Scott-Kilvert
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1688
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Provides information on the lives and works of classic poets. Entries include biographical information, critical analysis, and bibliographies of key primary and secondary works.

Delphi Complete Works of Plutarch (Illustrated)


Author: Plutarch
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1909496626
Category: Fiction
Page: 3491
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Beloved as a writer of exciting biographies and renowned for his philanthropic essays on almost any subject possible, Plutarch created a diverse range of works that have entertained generations of readers since the days of Imperial Rome. Delphi's Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Plutarch, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Plutarch's life and works * Features the complete works of Plutarch, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the works * Provides the complete PARALLEL LIVES and the complete extant essays of MORALIA, for the first time in digital printing * Includes many translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Plutarch's works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the biographies and treatises you want to read with individual contents tables * Features two bonus biographies - discover Plutarch's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Translations PARALLEL LIVES MORALIA The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO PLUTARCH by Bernadotte Perrin LIFE OF PLUTARCH by Aubrey Stewart Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Protecting all animals

a fifty-year history of the Humane Society of the United States
Author: Bernard Oreste Unti
Publisher: Humane Society of the U S
ISBN: 9780965894289
Category: Nature
Page: 248
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The swans


Author: Peter Scott,Wildfowl Trust
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 290
View: 690

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