Wings of Fire

An Autobiography
Author: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam,Arun Tiwari
Publisher: Universities Press
ISBN: 9788173711466
Category: Aerospace engineers
Page: 180
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Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, The Son Of A Little-Educated Boat-Owner In Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, Had An Unparalled Career As A Defence Scientist, Culminating In The Highest Civilian Award Of India, The Bharat Ratna. As Chief Of The Country`S Defence Research And Development Programme, Kalam Demonstrated The Great Potential For Dynamism And Innovation That Existed In Seemingly Moribund Research Establishments. This Is The Story Of Kalam`S Rise From Obscurity And His Personal And Professional Struggles, As Well As The Story Of Agni, Prithvi, Akash, Trishul And Nag--Missiles That Have Become Household Names In India And That Have Raised The Nation To The Level Of A Missile Power Of International Reckoning.

The Invention of Wings

With Notes
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698175247
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved. Please note there is another digital edition available without Oprah’s notes. Go to Oprah.com/bookclub for more OBC 2.0 content

Wings, Wasp, & Warriors


Author: Travis Monday
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411658833
Category: History
Page: 208
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True stories for aviation history buffs. Topics include WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots); National WWII WASP Museum in Sweetwater; RAF (Royal Air Force) in Texas; Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas; P-47 Fighter Pilot Otto Carter and "The Sweetwater Swatter"; Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater; C-47 Crash and Memorial in Nolan Co., Texas; Charles Lindbergh in the Pacific in World War II; Military Gliders in World War II, including story of Combat Glider Pilot George Theis in Operation Varsity; South Plains Army Air Field; Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock, Texas; 348th Fighter Group; 340th Fighter Squadron (Minutemen); 460th Fighter Squadron (Black Rams); B-24 flight instructor A. N. Densmore; WASP flight instructor, Rigdon Edwards; Neel Kearby; Bill Dunham; and others. Also includes many historic photos and original artwork by Scott Morgan, Michael Vincent, and Otto Carter, III.

Of Wings and Wheels

A Synthetic Study of the Biblical Cherubim
Author: Alice Wood
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110211211
Category: Religion
Page: 264
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This monograph is a study of the physical form and cultic function of the cherubim, the winged supernatural creatures that are mentioned ninetyone times in the Hebrew Bible. Although prioritising the textual evidence, this study also looks at relevant semantic and archaeological data and assesses its value in interpreting the cherubim.

The Lost Continent (Wings of Fire, Book 11)


Author: Tui T. Sutherland
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338214462
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
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The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues with a thrilling revelation -- brand-new tribes of dragons!

On Borrowed Wings

A Novel
Author: Chandra Prasad
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743297830
Category: Fiction
Page: 311
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Facing the prospect of a previously arranged marriage, Adele Pietra assumes her late brother's identity and gender when she takes his place at Yale University, where she falls in with a lively crowd of undergraduate boys while confronting her class, ethnicity, and growing feelings for a classmate. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.

Stubborn With a Pair of Wings

When Tidi Tried to Make the Good Lord Laugh
Author: Sonja von Eisenstein
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3735736092
Category: Fiction
Page: 104
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Tidi is a larking little angel visiting the celestial school for guardian angels in order to become a guardian angel for children on Earth. He loves children more than anything! Although he‘s an eager pupil, he‘s also full of pranks and ideas. Saint Peter, the heavenly gatekeeper, can tell a story or two about that! Still, he can never hold a grudge against his „scallywag“, especially since Tidi always paints pretty pictures to make up for his mischief. Tidi can‘t wait to protect a child on Earth. But when Tidi becomes the cause for a terrible mishap, the heavenly authorities harbour serious doubts. Is it appropriate to send Tidi down to Earth already? Will he be able to cope with looking after a child? These concerns grow when Tidi makes it his mission to make The Good Lord laugh. He even dares to defy Master Rigoroso from the highest heavenly authorities when being reprimanded. That has serious consequences! In the end, everything turns out completely different – even for Tidi ... „Stubborn With a Pair of Wings“ is a humorous story, invigorating yet profound, not only for children but also for adults. This book will inspire children, parents and grandparents alike. And those who weren‘t keen on angels before will surely be captivated by the little heavenly scallywag‘s charm.

Mystic Wings

Tödliche Besessenheit. Buch 3
Author: Betty Kay
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 164
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Spread your wings and fly!

Aphorismen und Bilder für junge Menschen
Author: Jürgen Wagner
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3844287353
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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Humorvolle und tiefsinnige kurze Texte und Bilder für junge Menschen

Mystic Wings

Ein möderisches Geschenk. Buch 1
Author: Betty Kay
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 171
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Mystic Wings

Schmutzige Geschäfte. Buch 4
Author: Betty Kay
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 166
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On Wings of Faith and Reason

The Christian Difference in Culture and Science
Author: Craig Steven Titus
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 9780977310333
Category: Philosophy
Page: 155
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The distinctive contribution that Christianity makes to investigations of culture and science is that of a coherent vision of truth--a unifying truth that takes flight on the two wings of faith and reason. Against methodological reductionism, philosophical nihilism, and postmodern skepticism, such a vision affirms that the unity of truth is ultimate and personal and that science and culture participate therein according to their own geniuses. On Wings of Faith and Reason provides reasons for a unified vision of truth, while giving examples of the roles that faith and reason play in scientific activities and cultural expressions. Contributing authors from the fields of medicine, ethics, philosophy, and theology argue that Christianity makes a difference, not only in providing an understanding of the ultimate origin and end of the human person, but in contributing to practical applications. Christianity offers assurance about the course of scientific and cultural inquiry, while encouraging creative expression and personal excellence in its execution. Against fideists, it is argued that reason has a differentiated role to play in Christian efforts and theological investigations. Against rationalists, it is argued not only that faith builds up reason without making it a-rational or irrational, but also that it is a source of knowledge, the denial of which restricts not only our passive reception and active observation of reality, but also our creative responses to it. The image of two wings affirms that faith and reason exercise distinct roles, not the same role, in a unified flight of knowledge. It refutes the idea that isolated one-dimensional theories of truth will satisfy. The contributors are Jude Dougherty, Kevin L. Flannery, John Haas, Peter Kreeft, Richard John Neuhaus, Edmund Pellegrino, and Robert Sokolowski. ABOUT THE EDITOR: Craig Steven Titus is research professor at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, as well as lecturer and researcher at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is coeditor of The Pinckaers Reader and author of Resilience and the Virtue of Fortitude, both published by CUA Press. He is also editor of the first volume in the John Henry Cardinal Newman Lecture Series, titled The Person and the Polis. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK: "This wonderfully readable volume collects seven essays delivered by leading Catholic scholars in the 2002-2003 John Henry Cardinal Newman Lecture Series sponsored by the Institute for the Psychological Sciences."--Matthew Levering, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly

Before Wings


Author: Beth Goobie
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1551431637
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 203
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Having physically recovered from a brain aneurysm two years earlier, Adrian is drawn to the water at her aunt's summer camp, where she sees spirits dancing in the waves, calling to her, inviting her to join them, even as they reawaken Adrian's will to live.

Lost Wings of the Soul


Author: Robert Teach
Publisher: Wings of the Soul
ISBN: 1471733955
Category: Children of divorced parents
Page: 102
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I had two wonderful boys born into my life that I love with all my heart, and savoured every moment as they grew up. After a bitter divorce, my ex-wife methodically took all contact away from me and my children. I had lost part of my soul or the wings of who I was. I vowed with my children, that I wouldn't see them go through the mess of a divorce and separation of parents like I had, and the loss of who I really was deep inside. But it happened, and they became increasingly alienated from me. I lost who I was even more. Through a lot of soul searching and letting go, I found I needed to now heal the wings of my soul and truly delve deep inside what makes me who I am to escape this circle of loss. By learning from past mistakes and re-lighting the burning fires within, I could help myself and ultimately take myself and the soul of my wings to higher places I have not been before or places I was afraid to go before. Through these life lessons I was starting to find out my soul and my lost wings.

A Court of Wings and Ruin


Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 161963449X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 432
View: 1955

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Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places. In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

Introductory Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics of Wings and Bodies

A Software-Based Approach
Author: Frederick O. Smetana
Publisher: AIAA
ISBN: 9781600860836
Category: Aerodynamics
Page: 241
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Annotation This textbook and its six supporting computer programs provide theoretical modeling of the aerodynamic characteristics of wings and bodies at low Mach numbers. The approach presented directly helps engineering students improve problem-solving skills by teaching them to discern the necessary steps associated with solving analytical problems. The book also presents a justification and rationale for validating end results that leave the student with an understanding of the answer. The text differs from others by providing interactive computer programs that allow the student to conduct trade studies. It provides case-specific software that permits the student to do considerably more characteristic analysis of user-selected wings and bodies than is possible with other introductory textbooks. In addition, the algorithms are capable of working problems at a level well beyond those typically solved by hand in other textbooks. This approach allows students to determine easily the effects of modifying parameters and geometry. Another benefit of using this textbook is the understanding students gain of the capabilities of large industrial codes.

I Rode on the Wings of an Angel


Author: Maxwell Bennett
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146532206X
Category: Humor
Page: 168
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I Road on the Wings of an Angel a humorous like at the life of a person that was victimize by its Government sent to prison and how he survived. Youll see how Angels appeared, how they always seem to be at his side during every major event warding off what would other wise had been disaster situation. After being sentenced and leaving the Federal courtroom preparing to go to prison instead of being condemned by the angels, the angels comforted him. See how when in the prison system threats from fellow inmates threats from the correctional officers, the angels often stepped in to intervene? In I Road on the Wings of an Angel, I try to show the funny often-humorous innocent side of it all.

Wings


Author: Sneed B Collard III
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 1607341220
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Discusses the many animals and insects that have wings, the various types of wings, and how they are used.