Placenames wether they be of a city or a river, a country or a mountain denote something about the region. They often provide a brief history or description of the feature, sometimes telling in a word who founded a city ( e.g., Barcelona, Spain, named for Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barca) or giving a full description in a single word (e.g. Cape Roca in western Portugal, which derives its name from the Portuguese roca, rock).“P” In this reference work, the origins of the placenames for over 5,000 cities, natural features, countries, and historic sites are provided. All seven continents are included here. Each entry provides, first, the name of the feature, a brief description and its geographic location; an account of the names origin and meaning then follows, with appropriate historical, topographical and biographical references. Cross references provide former names and alternate spellings or forms of current names.
A Heart of Joy
Author: Donna Rhine
Olivia Ordan must accept that her ailing parents are leaving their home in Tecumseh to seek medical treatment in their final days. Intent on seeing Olivia wed before they part, her father resorts to unconventional methods in order to find her a husband. After careful consideration, he is convinced that the young man coming to dinner will be perfect for her. He can only hope his daughter will agree .... "We barely know each other, yet in the morning we could be saying vows that will join us as husband and wife; the same morning that I must say goodbye to my parents for the rest of my life ...." A Heart of Joy is not just a moving saga of overcoming faith, it's also a heartwarming romance filled with adventure that ultimately leads to: A Heart of Joy!
Author: Michel Butor
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber
NEW BK OF MARTYRS
Author: Georges 1884 Duhamel, Florence Tr Simmonds
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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Author: Dave McKean
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
"A graphic novel based on the life of Paul Nash, a surrealist painter during World War 1"--
Author: Robert Montgomery Bird
The Guns of Heaven
Author: Pete Hamill
Publisher: Hardcase Crime
In exchange for an exclusive interview with an Ulster rebel, Sam Briscoe, a reporter from New York, agrees to take a small package back to the United States, unaware that it will involve him in kidnapping and murder.
The World Economic Forum's annual Global Competitiveness Report evaluates the potential for sustained economic growth of over 100 economies and ranks them accordingly. Since it first release in 1979, the Report has become the most authoritative and comprehensive study of its type. The 2004-2005 Report Contains: *Detailed country competitiveness provides of 104 economies *Data tables for survey and hard data variable ranking profiled economies *Complementary global rankings: the Growth Competitiveness Index (GCI) and the Business Competitiveness Index (BCI), measuring growth and productivity respectively *Exclusive Data from the Executive Onion Survey, with over 8,700 responses from business leaders worldwide. Produced in collaboration with a distinguished group of international scholars and a global network of over 100 leading national research institutes and business organizations, the Report also showcases the latest thinking and research on issues of immediate relevance for business leaders and policy-makers.
Opening Doors Within
Author: Eileen Caddy
Publisher: Findhorn Press
Gentle images of the natural world merge with inspiring and practical guidance, helping to bring stillness, healing, and love into daily life.
36 splendid illustrations, accompanied by quotes from Tennyson's poem, dramatically recapture the love story of Lancelot and Guinevere, the tale of the fair Elaine, and more.
Author: Sue Barraclough
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
Discusses how wood, coal, and other natural resources are used for energy and other purposes, and why it is important to conserve them.
Italian where it matters! Luca Bianchi has sworn off women—after all, his million-dollar business is much less temperamental. Then he meets Emily Dodds. One look at the hot body hiding behind the prim clothes, and Luca's libido is stuck on full throttle. Emily's always had to be Miss Sensible. But with Luca, Miss Sex-Kitten wants to come out to play—and for once she's going to let her. She knows it's only a fling, but that's just more reason to make the most of it. After all, surely the best way to experience Italy is by getting up close and very personal with an Italian!
Fish Have No Feet
Author: Jón Kalman Stefánsson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017. Keflavik: a town that may be the darkest place in Iceland, surrounded by black lava fields, hemmed in by a sea that may not be fished, and site of the U.S. military base, whose influence shaped Icelandic culture from the '50s to the dawning of the new millennium. Ari - a writer and publisher - lands back in Keflavik from Copenhagen. His father is dying, and he is flooded by memories of his youth in the '70s and '80s, listening to Pink Floyd and the Beatles, raiding American supply lorries and discovering girls. And one girl he could never forget. Layered through Ari's story is that of his grandparents in a village on the eastern coast, a world away from modern Keflavik. For his grandfather Oddur, life at sea is a destiny; for Margret its elemental power brings only loneliness and fear. Fish Have No Feet is a novel of profound beauty and wisdom by a major international writer. By the author of the acclaimed trilogy Heaven and Hell, The Sorrow of Angels and The Heart of Man
The Bulgari Connection
Author: Fay Weldon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Once again the acclaimed British author of Rhode Island Blues and Big Girls Don't Cry draws us into an unmistakably wild, rollicking tale full of her trademark satirical wit and sharp observation. Grace McNab Salt is the recently divorced wife of the millionaire Barley Salt, who has married Doris Dubois, the sexy, young host of TV's Artsworld Extra. The novel opens with Grace emerging from jail where she was sent for trying to run Doris over with her Jaguar in a supermarket parking lot in an act of revenge. All three attend a London charity ball, and in typical Weldon fashion the meeting turns everyone's lives upside down. Weldon's world is one of relationships: torrid affairs, lovers' spite, and revenge. Full of clever women, breathless romance, insistent desires, and even a dose of the supernatural, The Bulgari Connection is a boisterously witty and stylish novel. The publication of The Bulgari Connection created a whirl of controversy when a front-page New York Times article revealed that Weldon received an undisclosed sum of money from the famous Italian jeweler for a prominent place in her novel. The debate about the legitimacy of commercially sponsored literature has been heating up ever since.