Planet Earth - Kawkab al Ard

Author: Leonie Pratt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Qatar
ISBN: 9789992194348
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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What makes planet Earth so special? It's the only planet to have anything living on it for a start. But it also has fiery volcanoes, magnificent mountains, scorching deserts and icy landscapes. Find out all about it in this fantastic book. Planet Earth is part of an exciting series of book for children who are beginning to read on their own. The easy-to-read text has been specially written with the help of a reading expert.

Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756659677
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 360
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The newest edition to the Visual Bilingual Dictionary series, this title will help the international visitor-whether for business or recreational-adsorb essential vocabulary in Portuguese.

The Shifts in Hizbullah's Ideology

Religious Ideology, Political Ideology and Political Program
Author: Joseph Elie Alagha
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9053569103
Category: Religion
Page: 380
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Analyses of the political and ideological transformation of Hizbullah.

Religion and Place

Landscape, Politics and Piety
Author: Peter Hopkins,Lily Kong,Elizabeth Olson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400746857
Category: Social Science
Page: 222
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This unique collection highlights the importance of landscape, politics and piety to our understandings of religion and place. The geographies of religion have developed rapidly in the last couple of decades and this book provides both a conceptual framing of the key issues and debates involved, and rich illustrations through empirical case studies. The chapters span the discipline of human geography and cover contexts as diverse as veiling in Turkey, religious landscapes in rural Peru, and refugees and faith in South Africa. A number of prominent scholars and emerging researchers examine topical themes in each engaging chapter with significant foci being: religious transnationalism and religious landscapes; gendering of religious identities and contexts; fashion, faith and the body; identity, resistance and belief; immigrant identities, citizenship and spaces of belief; alternative spiritualities and places of retreat and enchantment. Together they make a series of important contributions that illuminate the central role of geography to the meaning and implications of lived religion, public piety and religious embodiment. As such, this collection will be of much interest to researchers and students working on topics relating to religion and place, including human geographers, sociologists, religious studies and religious education scholars.

The Power of Representation

Publics, Peasants, and Islam in Egypt
Author: Michael Ezekiel Gasper
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 080476980X
Category: History
Page: 312
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The Power of Representation traces the emergence of modern Egyptian national identity from the mid-1870s through the 1910s. During this period, a new class of Egyptian urban intellectuals—teachers, lawyers, engineers, clerks, accountants, and journalists—came into prominence. Adapting modern ideas of individual moral autonomy and universal citizenship, this group reconfigured religiously informed notions of the self and created a national sense of "Egyptian-ness" drawn from ideas about Egypt's large peasant population. The book breaks new ground by calling into question the notion, common in historiography of the modern Middle East and the Muslim world in general, that in the nineteenth century "secular" aptitudes and areas of competency were somehow separate from "religious" ones. Instead, by tying the burgeoning Islamic modernist movement to the process of identity formation and its attendant political questions Michael Gasper shows how religion became integral to modern Egyptian political, social, and cultural life.

Post-Ottoman Coexistence

Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict
Author: Rebecca Bryant
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785331256
Category: Social Science
Page: 292
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In Southeast Europe, the Balkans, and Middle East, scholars often refer to the "peaceful coexistence" of various religious and ethnic groups under the Ottoman Empire before ethnonationalist conflicts dissolved that shared space and created legacies of division. Post-Ottoman Coexistence interrogates ways of living together and asks what practices enabled centuries of cooperation and sharing, as well as how and when such sharing was disrupted. Contributors discuss both historical and contemporary practices of coexistence within the context of ethno-national conflict and its aftermath.

Book of Instructions in the Elements of the Art of Astrology

Author: Al Biruni
Publisher: Astrology Center of America
ISBN: 1933303166
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 108
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Al Biruni, one of the greatest Arab scholars, was born on September 4, 973, in what is now Uzbekistan. He showed talent at an early age and by his early 20's had written several acclaimed papers. Political unrest in his 20's and 30's found him at one point at Gurgan, on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Peace found him in Ghaznah, which is today in Afghanistan. From 1017 to 1030 he travelled extensively in India, becoming fluent in Sanskrit. From this he wrote his monumental survey, India, of the history, customs and beliefs of the subcontinent. His other books include The Chronology of Ancient Nations, the Masudic Cannon, Book of Instructions, and more than 100 others, some of which are lost. He died on December 13, 1048, aged 75. He is buried in Ghaznah. The Book of Instruction in the Elements of the Art of Astrology was written for Lady Rayhanah, to whom it is dedicated. R. Ramsay Wright, the translator, said it could be regarded as a primer of 11th century science. Among its highlights are a comprehensive list of more than 150 Lots, various forms of aspects and planetary relationships, planetary positions relative to the sun, an excellent text on rulerships as well as comprehensive notes on weather and meteorological phenomena. This book was unknown to medieval European astrologers. This edition, comprising the astrological part of the original (sections 347-530) has been taken from Wright's pioneering 1934 translation, itself taken from Persian and Arabic sources. For this edition, text and tables have been reset, and a new index added.

The Lighthouse and the Observatory

Author: Daniel A. Stolz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107196337
Category: History
Page: 350
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This history of astronomy in Egypt reveals how modern science came to play an authoritative role in Islamic religious practice.

Index translationum

Répertoire international des traductions. International bibliography of translations
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Translations
Page: N.A
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Arab Filmmakers of the Middle East

A Dictionary
Author: Roy Armes
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253004594
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 216
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In this landmark dictionary, Roy Armes details the scope and diversity of filmmaking across the Arab Middle East. Listing more than 550 feature films by more than 250 filmmakers, and short and documentary films by another 900 filmmakers, this volume covers the film production in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and the Gulf States. An introduction by Armes locates film and filmmaking traditions in the region from early efforts in the silent era to state-funded productions by isolated filmmakers and politically engaged documentarians. Part 1 lists biographical information about the filmmakers and their feature films. Part 2 details key feature films from the countries represented. Part 3 indexes feature-film titles in English and French with details about the director, date, and country of origin.


Author: Catriona Clarke
Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780794515812
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Describes the physical characteristics of sharks, explaining how they find food, how they are born, and why they cannot stop swimming.

Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema

Author: Terri Ginsberg,Chris Lippard
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810873643
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 592
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The Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema covers the production and exhibition of cinema in the Middle East and in other communities whose heritage is from the region and whose films commonly reflect this background. It covers the cinemas of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. In addition, it includes the non-Arab states of Turkey and Iran, as well as the Jewish state of Israel.

Cities of salt

Author: ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Munīf
Publisher: Vintage
Category: Fiction
Page: 627
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Storms and Hurricanes

Usborne Beginners
Author: Emily Bone,Paul Weston
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1409584267
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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An easy-to-read introduction to wild and windy weather, illustrated with dramatic full-colour photographs. Includes information about different types of storms, what makes thunder and lightning and how to spot a hurricane. Links to recommended websites allow children to find out more. "Excellent for helping children to learn to use books for research. Short chunks of text and plenty of pictures make these books really fun to read." - Parents in Touch

Ibn ‘Arabî - Time and Cosmology

Author: Mohamed Haj Yousef
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134065906
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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This book is the first comprehensive attempt to explain Ibn ‘Arabî’s distinctive view of time and its role in the process of creating the cosmos and its relation with the Creator. By comparing this original view with modern theories of physics and cosmology, Mohamed Haj Yousef constructs a new cosmological model that may deepen and extend our understanding of the world, while potentially solving some of the drawbacks in the current models such as the historical Zeno's paradoxes of motion and the recent Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox (EPR) that underlines the discrepancies between Quantum Mechanics and Relativity.

How Flowers Grow

Author: Emma Helbrough,Catherine-Anne MacKinnon,Laura Parker,Margaret Rostron,Alison Kelly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780746047064
Category: Flowers
Page: 32
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This exploration of how flowers grow is part of a series introducing children to the wonder of the world around them. It has two reading levels, with a simple sentence on each page for beginners, accompanied by more complex information which can be read as the child's confidence grows.

Arabic-English Visual Dictionary, Simon Tuite, 2009

Arabic-English Visual Dictionary
Author: Dorling Kindersley, Ltd
Publisher: Bukupedia
Category: Reference
Page: 364
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SHOWING YOU WHAT OTHERS ONLY TELL YOU 􀁴 The quick and intuitive way for anyone to learn thousands of words in Modern Standard Arabic 􀁴 Features a complete range of illustrated objects and scenes from everyday life 􀁴 Effective learning for any situation, from home and office to eating out 􀁴 Easy to use, with a pronunciation guide and a detailed index 􀁴 Ideal for foreign travel, business, or study DICTIONARY B I L I N G U A L VISUAL

Sun, Moon and Stars

Author: Stephanie Turnbull
Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780746074770
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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From simple facts about the Sun, Moon and stars to exciting accounts of Moon landings and eclipses, this book will fascinate young children just learning to read. Illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams, this carefully written book will encourage young children to read and find out more about the Universe.