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• Author :_Emmanuel Jal
• Pages :_360 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781471159831
• ISBN-13 :_1471159833

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• Description : My name is Sakula Banga and I am made of my Star, that watches over me wherever I go under this shared sky, and one day the birds that fly above me and the lions and elephants that walk these lands with me will all know my name. Sakula Banga is the story of a young boy born under a star and a great promise - a promise that he will one day be a great leader. However, his innocent childhood is cut short when Shang arrives in his village and destroys everything he has ever known. Orphaned and imprisoned at the hands of Shang, Sakula must summon all his strength and belief in his Star to escape and journey to become the leader he was always fated to be. A powerful story of self-discovery and overcoming obstacles set against a rich and lush African backdrop and based on the experiences of child soldier, Emmanuel Jal. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon & Schuster Childrens Books'



• Author :_Emmanuel Jal
• Pages :_256 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_074811131X
• ISBN-13 :_9780748111312

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• Description : Emmanuel Jal was only seven years old when he was taken from his family home to become a child soldier with the rebel army in Sudan's bloody civil war for nearly five years. Beaten, starved and brutalised Emmanuel was put into battle in Ethiopia and southern Sudan carrying an AK-47 talller than himself. He attempted to leave the SPLA but was hunted down and thrown into a desert prison. He finally escaped and is now an internationally-acclaimed rap artist spreading messages of peace and reconciliation with his unique style of gospel rap. [...] by Publisher : 'Hachette UK'

Figs

2010-07-26 | Science


• Author :_Ephraim Philip Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen
• Pages :_415 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781420089677
• ISBN-13 :_1420089676

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• Description : With a history as ancient as any cultivated fruit, many believe the fig has been with us even longer than the pomegranate. The Ficus constitutes one of the largest and hardiest genera of flowering plants featuring as many as 750 species. Although the extraordinary mutualism between figs and their pollinating wasps has received much attention, the phylogeny of both partners is only beginning to be reconstructed. The fig plant does have a long history of traditional use as a medicine and has been a subject of significant modern research. Figs, the Genus Ficus brings together those histories, ancient and modern, to present an extraordinary profile of an extraordinary plant with an abundance of medical uses and a reputation as both a delicacy and a diet staple in some regions of the world. Several chapters within the book are devoted to intensive study of different parts of the tree: fruits, leaves, bark and stem, roots, and latex. These chapters discuss the Ficus genus as a whole, including the botany of the most important species that have been related to that particular part pharmacologically. The authors, Dr. Ephraim Lansky MD, highly respected as one of the world’s only physician pharmcognocists and Dr. Helena Paavilainen, a renowned researcher of natural products, go on to consider the chemistry and pharmacology of each part in selected Ficus species, and modern, medieval, and ancient methods for obtaining and preparing the beneficial components from that plant part for medicinal use. Special attention is paid to the plants' propensity for fighting inflammation, including cancer. Figs’ future potential is considered in a number of treatments, as are future areas of research. Includes a wealth of comparative tables for quick reference Provides dozens of illustrative and original high-quality photos as well as drawings and chemical structures Offers complete references after every chapter Figs, the Genus Ficus is a book in the CRC Press Series, Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times, edited by Roland Hardman. Each volume in this series provides academia, health sciences, and the herbal medicines industry with in-depth coverage of the herbal remedies for infectious diseases, certain medical conditions, or the plant medicines of a particular country. Figs, the Ficus trees, are an understudied genus in modern pharmacognosy. This book present a multidisciplinary approach to the botany, chemistry, and pharmacology of fig trees and figs of the Ficus species, including the fig of commerce, Ficus carica, the rubber tree, Ficus elastic, and the Bo tree, Ficus religiosa. Traditional and current uses of figs in medicine are discussed in detail. The book also explores how figs and fig tree parts are processed, and the pharmacological basis underlying the potential efficacy of preparations is investigated in relation to their chemical composition. The book moves seamlessly from mythology to botany to ethnomedicine to pharmacology to phytochemistry. [...] by Publisher : 'CRC Press'



• Author :_Norval White, Elliot Willensky, Fran Leadon
• Pages :_1088 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780199758647
• ISBN-13 :_0199758646

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• Description : Hailed as "extraordinarily learned" (New York Times), "blithe in spirit and unerring in vision," (New York Magazine), and the "definitive record of New York's architectural heritage" (Municipal Art Society), Norval White and Elliot Willensky's book is an essential reference for everyone with an interest in architecture and those who simply want to know more about New York City. First published in 1968, the AIA Guide to New York City has long been the definitive guide to the city's architecture. Moving through all five boroughs, neighborhood by neighborhood, it offers the most complete overview of New York's significant places, past and present. The Fifth Edition continues to include places of historical importance--including extensive coverage of the World Trade Center site--while also taking full account of the construction boom of the past 10 years, a boom that has given rise to an unprecedented number of new buildings by such architects as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, and Renzo Piano. All of the buildings included in the Fourth Edition have been revisited and re-photographed and much of the commentary has been re-written, and coverage of the outer boroughs--particularly Brooklyn--has been expanded. Famed skyscrapers and historic landmarks are detailed, but so, too, are firehouses, parks, churches, parking garages, monuments, and bridges. Boasting more than 3000 new photographs, 100 enhanced maps, and thousands of short and spirited entries, the guide is arranged geographically by borough, with each borough divided into sectors and then into neighborhood. Extensive commentaries describe the character of the divisions. Knowledgeable, playful, and beautifully illustrated, here is the ultimate guided tour of New York's architectural treasures. Acclaim for earlier editions of the AIA Guide to New York City: "An extraordinarily learned, personable exegesis of our metropolis. No other American or, for that matter, world city can boast so definitive a one-volume guide to its built environment." -- Philip Lopate, New York Times "Blithe in spirit and unerring in vision." -- New York Magazine "A definitive record of New York's architectural heritage... witty and helpful pocketful which serves as arbiter of architects, Baedeker for boulevardiers, catalog for the curious, primer for preservationists, and sourcebook to students. For all who seek to know of New York, it is here. No home should be without a copy." -- Municipal Art Society "There are two reasons the guide has entered the pantheon of New York books. One is its encyclopedic nature, and the other is its inimitable style--'smart, vivid, funny and opinionated' as the architectural historian Christopher Gray once summed it up in pithy W & W fashion." -- Constance Rosenblum, New York Times "A book for architectural gourmands and gastronomic gourmets." -- The Village Voice [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press'



• Author :_Kailash Chand Jain
• Pages :_406 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9788120808058
• ISBN-13 :_8120808053

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• Author :_James Bach
• Pages :_208 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1471108589
• ISBN-13 :_9781471108587

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• Description : Like so many young people, James Bach, the son of the famous author Richard Bach (Jonathan Livingston Seagull) struggled in school. While he excelled in subjects that interested him, he barely passed the courses that didn't. By the time he was sixteen he had dropped out. He taught himself computer programming and software design and started working as a manager at Apple Computers only four years later - and he never looked back. With The Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar, James shows us how he developed his own education on his own terms, how that unorthodox education brought him success, and how the reader can do it too. In his uniquely pithy and anecdotal style James uses the metaphor of a buccaneer to describe anyone whose love of learning and pursuit of knowledge is not bound by institutions or authorities. James outlines the eleven elements of his self-education method and shows how every reader - simply investing time and passion into educating themselves about the things that really interest them - can develop a method for acquiring knowledge and expertise that fits their temperaments and showcases their unique abilities and skills. Particularly well-suited for an audience grappling with the challenges posed by the internet, but also appropriate for parents looking to help and school their children or employees hoping to jumpstart their careers, The Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar is a groundbreaking and uplifting work that empowers and inspires its readers. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'



• Author :_Ralph Lauren
• Pages :_352 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1501159054
• ISBN-13 :_9781501159053

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• Description : A candid and enthralling memoir by the legendary founder of the company that brought American style to the world—Ralph Lauren shares the inside story of his rise from a tie designer operating out of a single drawer in the Empire State Building to the CEO of one of our most iconic brands. Ralph Lauren is an American original. Born in the Bronx, the youngest of four, he grew up in a typical American neighborhood playing sports and going to the local movie theater. Though he never went to fashion school, he knew early on that he had a passion for style. Over the past fifty years, Lauren has built one of the greatest and most recognizable lifestyle brands—one that epitomizes the American Dream. The polo pony is among the few icons instantly recognized across the world. But Lauren himself has always been a mystery. Now, in a memoir that’s heartfelt, humble, and beautifully crafted, he tells his story at last. This rare peek into the mind of one of the most accomplished business leaders tells of the risks he took, the setbacks, the competitors, and the countless doubters—as well as his many thrilling triumphs, visionary breakthroughs, and the foundational relationships that formed the heart of his brand. Both an artistic and entrepreneurial genius, Ralph Lauren is the quintessential interpreter of American style, a man who had a singular vision and sold it to the world. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'



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