The Witch Doctor Of Umm Suqeim

Author: Craig Hawes
Publisher: Parthian
ISBN: 9781910409817
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The Witch Doctor Of Umm Suqeim from the Author: Craig Hawes. A vision of contemporary Dubai from the perspective of a variety of expats from different parts of the world, telling tales of hardship and the high-life, paranoia and alienation, cruelty and love. The locations switch from parties at mansions to high-rise apartment blocks, taxi interiors to gyms, featuring an array of characters that span the city's wide social spectrum.

101 Detectives

Author: Ivan Vladislavic
ISBN: 9781908276568
Size: 71.29 MB
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101 Detectives from the Author: Ivan Vladislavic. Short stories with a side order of linguistic capers, from South Africa's rising star, the award-winning Ivan Vladislavic

Frommer S 500 Extraordinary Islands

Author: Holly Hughes
Publisher: Frommers
ISBN: 9780470500705
Size: 34.30 MB
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Frommer S 500 Extraordinary Islands from the Author: Holly Hughes. Frommer's 500 Best Islands features our selections for the best islands around the world - from tiny isles to island nations, and from well-trod to totally uninhabited. Chapters are divided into: Treasure Islands -- Islands that have a strong, distinctive local culture and personality Leisure Islands -- Islands with a relaxed vibe and lots of land sports like hiking or biking Pleasure Islands -- Islands famous for their partying and nightlife scenes Beachcomber Islands -- Islands known for their beaches, diving, and watersports Garden Isles -- Islands with lush or verdant landscapes, orchards, and local produce Islands of Mystery -- Places that are somewhat remote and have a mystical and/or exotic vibe Island Escapes -- Quiet, uncrowded spots for those who love nature and want a relaxed pace Ends of the Earth -- Islands that are rugged, remote, hard to get to, and great for adventure lovers Islands of History -- Islands known for specific historic events, and with landmarks to visit Wildlife Islands -- Islands that are great for birdwatching, whale watching, and viewing rare species, as well as nature preserves Island Nations -- Large islands with their own history and independent government Island Cities -- Vibrant metropolises that have thrived as their own islands City Islands -- Island enclaves within larger cities

The Jaguar S Children

Author: John Vaillant
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544290089
Size: 43.40 MB
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The Jaguar S Children from the Author: John Vaillant. “Extraordinary … The horrors of a single passage over the border blossom into a human history of sorrow and suffering, all of it beginning with the thirst to be free.” — NPR “[A] heartbreaker … Wrenching … with a voice fresh and plangent enough to disarm resistance.” — Boston Globe “Fearless.” — Globe and Mail Hector is trapped. The water truck, sealed to hide its human cargo, has broken down. The coyotes have taken all the passengers’ money for a mechanic and have not returned. Hector finds a name in his friend Cesar’s phone: Annimac. A name with an American number. He must reach her, both for rescue and to pass along the message Cesar has come so far to deliver. But are his messages going through? Over four days, as water and food run low, Hector tells how he came to this desperate place. His story takes us from Oaxaca — its rich culture, its rapid change — to the dangers of the border, exposing the tangled ties between Mexico and El Norte. And it reminds us of the power of storytelling and the power of hope, as Hector fights to ensure his message makes it out of the truck and into the world. Both an outstanding suspense novel and an arresting window into the relationship between two great cultures, The Jaguar’s Children shows how deeply interconnected all of us, always, are. “This is what novels can do — illuminate shadowed lives, enable us to contemplate our own depths of kindness, challenge our beliefs about fate.” — Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times Book Review

Openni Cookbook

Author: Soroush Falahati
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849518475
Size: 22.44 MB
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Openni Cookbook from the Author: Soroush Falahati. This is a Cookbook with plenty of practical recipes enriched with explained code and relevant screenshots to ease your learning curve. If you are a beginner or a professional in NIUI and want to write serious applications or games, then this book is for you. Even OpenNI 1 and OpenNI 1.x programmers who want to move to new versions of OpenNI can use this book as a starting point. This book uses C++ as the primary language but there are some examples in C# and Java too, so you need to have about a basic working knowledge of C or C++ for most cases.

Rock In A Hard Place

Author: Orlando Crowcroft
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1786990172
Size: 28.37 MB
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Rock In A Hard Place from the Author: Orlando Crowcroft. A muggy night in Abu Dhabi, 2011. Under the stadium lights a 30,000-strong sea of Libyans, Palestinians, Syrians and Egyptians wait in anticipation. Alongside them are Saudis, Iranians and Israelis. Defiance and excitement course through the crowd like electricity. Standing together, they are waiting for Metallica’s first ever show in the Middle East. Many have faced untold violence, but for tonight, nothing else matters... This is the untold story of that crowd. Of the young men and women and the music they make in the backrooms of shabby houses in al-Zarqa and al-Qatif, Nazareth and Cairo. Of illegal shows in Tehran and Riyadh. Of songs that ousted a dictator in Cairo. Of exiles that have ended in glory, in isolation, and in blood. Journalist and lifelong heavy metal fan, Orlando Crowcroft, spent six years penetrating the rock and metal scene in the Middle East. Rock in a Hard Place is a different voice, one that is at odds with the Middle East of violence, extremism, war and ISIS: a voice recognizable to anyone who has ever turned up a speaker or an amp to drown out the din of the everyday, and a voice that may help unite us when we need it most.

Together For A Season All Age Seasonal Resources For Lent Holy Week And Easter

Author: Gill Ambrose
Publisher: Church House Publishing
ISBN: 9780715140635
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Together For A Season All Age Seasonal Resources For Lent Holy Week And Easter from the Author: Gill Ambrose. A practical companion through the Church's year for all those planning and leading all-age worship. It offers an array of creative material designed to bring to life the seasonal liturgy of Lent, Holy Week and Easter, including Pentecost.

Ancient Marks

Author: Chris Rainier
Publisher: Earth Aware Editions
ISBN: 9781932771756
Size: 54.50 MB
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Ancient Marks from the Author: Chris Rainier. Seven years, seven continents, and thirty countries, from the African savannah to the barrios of Los Angeles, from New Zealand to Egypt, and Brazil to Burkina Faso, Chris Rainier documented the traditions of tattooing, scarification, piercing, and other forms of body altering art, the origins of which date back to the dawn of humankind. Ancient Marks reveals not only the haunting beauty of these often mystical forms, but also connects them to humanity's enduring efforts to tell stories, forge identity, and create links to the divine. "The human form became, through the brillance of inspired artistry, a sacred geography of the soul, a map of culture and myth expressed by forms painted, carved, or incised upon the canvas of the body" — Wade Davis. A former apprentice to Ansel Adams, award-winning Chris Rainier is considered one of the leading documentary photographers working today. Co-director of the National Geographic Society's Cultural Ethnosphere Program, he has traveled to all seven continents, including extensive expeditions throughout Africa, Antarctica, and New Guinea. Rainier's photography has been featured in Time, Life, Smithsonian, The New York Times, Outside, and is a contributing editor for National Geographic Traveler, a contributing photographer for National Geographic Adventure and a contributing correspondent for NPR's Day to Day.

The Gulf Between Us

Author: Geraldine Bedell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141919051
Size: 66.10 MB
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The Gulf Between Us from the Author: Geraldine Bedell. Pride and Prejudice in the Arabian Gulf? For most people, being a single mother to three boys (two of them teenagers), sorting out your feelings for an ex-boyfriend who's now an international film star, pacifying an elderly father who keeps asking why you're not married, tolerating your bigoted brother, while keeping out of the way of a dismissive film producer who seems to have made a mission out of annoying you, would be quite enough of a challenge. Annie Lester is not only trying to tackle all this - she's also doing it in the small Gulf emirate of Hawar where, in the summer of 2002, the impact of America's decision to invade Iraq is just beginning to be felt. The Gulf Between Us is a deliciously written novel about disappointment, hope and surviving in a world of conflicting values by the author of The Handmade House and Observer journalist Geraldine Bedell. 'Politics and passion make for combustion in this acutely observed and often very funny novel' The Times 'Geraldine Bedell invites us straight into the beating heart of family life . . . a delicious novel' Meg Rosoff Praise for The Handmade House 'A warm, funny, satisfying book' India Knight