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Chu's Day

By Neil Gaiman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 006241982X
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 648
  • File Pdf: chu-s-day.pdf

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A New York Times bestselling picture book from Newbery Medal–winning author Neil Gaiman and acclaimed illustrator Adam Rex! Chu is a little panda with a big sneeze. When Chu sneezes, bad things happen. But as Chu and his parents visit the library, the diner, and the circus, will anyone hear Chu when he starts to feel a familiar tickle in his nose? Chu's Day is a story that reflects upon how young children aren't always listened to…sometimes to calamitous effect.

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  • File Pdf: records-of-zhou-dynasty.pdf

Book Summary:

Zi Zhi Tong Jian (Chinese: 资治通鉴;English: "Comprehensive Mirror in Aid of Governance") is a pioneering reference work in Chinese historiography, published in 1084 in the form of a chronicle. In 1065 AD, Emperor Yingzong of Songordered the great historian Sima Guang (1019–1086 AD) to lead with other scholars such as his chief assistants Liu Shu, Liu Ban and Fan Zuyu,[1] the compilation of a universal history of China. The task took 19 years to be completed,and, in 1084 AD, it was presented to his successor Emperor Shenzong of Song. The Zizhi Tongjian records Chinese history from 403 BC to 959 AD, covering 16 dynasties and spanning across almost 1,400 years,and contains 294 volumes (巻) and about 3 million Chinese characters. The principal text of the Zizhi Tongjian was recorded on 294 Juan, or Volume (Chinese: 卷), which are scrolls corresponding to a volume, chapter, or section of the work. The text is a chronological narrative of the history of China from the Warring States to the Five Dynasties. Sima Guang left the traditional usage in Chinese historiography. For almost 1,000 years since the Shiji was written, standard Chinese dynastic histories had primarily divided chapters between annals (紀) of rulers, and biographies (傳) of officials. In Chinese terms, the book changed the format of histories from biographical style (紀傳體) to chronological style (編年體), which is better suited for analysis, activism and criticism. According to Wilkinson: "It had an enormous influence on later Chinese historical writing, either directly or through its many abbreviations, continuations, and adaptations. The 294 Juan sweep through 11 Chinese historical periods (Warring States, Qin, Western Han, Eastern Han, Three Kingdoms, Jin and the Sixteen Kingdoms, Southern and Northern Dynasties, Sui, Tang, and Five Dynasties). It was one of the largest historical magna opera in history. The book consisted of 294 chapters, of which the following number describe each respective dynastic era: 1.5 chapters - Zhou (1046-256 BC) 2.3 chapters - Qin (221-207 BC) 3.60 chapters - Han (206 BC-220 AD) 4.10 chapters - Wei (220-265) 5.40 chapters - Jin (265-420) 6.16 chapters - Liu Song (420-479) 7.10 chapters - Qi (479-502) 8.22 chapters - Liang (502-557) 9.10 chapters - Chen (557-589) 10.8 chapters - Sui (589-618 AD) 11.81 chapters - Tang (618-907) 12.6 chapters - Later Liang (907-923) 13.8 chapters - Later Tang (923-936) 14.6 chapters - Later Jin (936-947) 15.4 chapters - Later Han (947-951) 16.5 chapters - Later Zhou (951-960) The book includes volume 1 to 5 covering Zhou Dynasty among a series of books of Zi Zhi Tong Jian.

Team Chu and the Battle of Blackwood Arena

By Julie C. Dao
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Isbn : 0374388768
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 256
  • File Pdf: team-chu-and-the-battle-of-blackwood-arena.pdf

Book Summary:

A rollicking, action-packed adventure of laser tag and fierce sibling rivalries, Team Chu and the Battle of Blackwood Arena is the first book in a commerical middle grade fantasy series by Julie C. Dao. Clip and Sadie Chu couldn’t be more different. Popular, athletic Clip wants to become his school’s first seventh-grade soccer captain, while brainy star student Sadie is determined to prove that she can do anything her boastful brother can. They have just one thing in common: they love laser tag. Like, really love it. When the Blackwood Gaming Arena comes to town, bringing virtual reality headsets and state-of-the-art courses, they couldn’t be more excited—or competitive. But then a mysterious figure appears and claims to be a part of the game, forcing the Chus and their friends to save themselves from a sinister force lurking inside the simulation. Together, they must fight their way through epic battlegrounds that will test their speed, skills, and smarts . . . but will Clip and Sadie learn that they’re far better off working together than competing for the ultimate victory?

Digital Food

By Tania Lewis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1350055115
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 145
  • File Pdf: digital-food.pdf

Book Summary:

Tania Lewis offers the first critical account of the impact of digital information, media, and communication technologies on the topic of food. Lewis critically analyzes how our relationship to food consumption, production, and politics is being re-mediated through digitally connected electronic devices, practices and content. By drawing together the world of food and the digital, the book speaks to a number of pressing contemporary themes including the tensions around digital engagement in increasingly commercialized spaces; the changing nature of politics in a social media context; the growing naturalization of digital devices and related practices of data monitoring; and the role and impact of digitization on social relations. At the forefront of critical new research, and written with a student readership in mind, this text is essential for scholars interested in media studies, cultural studies, food studies, and cultural geography.

Granting the Seasons

By Nathan Sivin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 0387789561
  • Pages : 664
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reads : 920
  • File Pdf: granting-the-seasons.pdf

Book Summary:

China’s most sophisticated system of computational astronomy was created for a Mongol emperor who could neither read nor write Chinese, to celebrate victory over China after forty years of devastating war. This book explains how and why, and reconstructs the observatory and the science that made it possible. For two thousand years, a fundamental ritual of government was the emperor’s “granting the seasons” to his people at the New Year by issuing an almanac containing an accurate lunisolar calendar. The high point of this tradition was the “Season-granting system” (Shou-shih li, 1280). Its treatise records detailed instructions for computing eclipses of the sun and moon and motions of the planets, based on a rich archive of observations, some ancient and some new. Sivin, the West’s leading scholar of the Chinese sciences, not only recreates the project’s cultural, political, bureaucratic, and personal dimensions, but translates the extensive treatise and explains every procedure in minimally technical language. The book contains many tables, illustrations, and aids to reference. It is clearly written for anyone who wants to understand the fundamental role of science in Chinese history. There is no comparable study of state science in any other early civilization.

A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 10th Edition

By Rebecca L. Thomas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1440834350
  • Pages : 1636
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 786
  • File Pdf: a-to-zoo.pdf

Book Summary:

Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail

Loser Princess' Counterattack

By Qianyuan Yuyue
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1636541038
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 562
  • File Pdf: loser-princess-counterattack.pdf

Book Summary:

She possessed a superpower that could laugh proudly at the world, yet she was transported to the body of a former genius who had been turned into trash by his loved ones. Broken limbs? It was just a small joke, but it would be even more perfect! Destruction of Profound beads? It doesn't matter. Pick a bigger one! You want to end the engagement? That's easy to say, pay the ransom and get lost! You call me trash? He opened his eyes wide, and the scene shocked the entire continent! Why did you push me? Hey, clear it up. The master and servant contract has already been agreed.

Princess Too Frivolous

By Feng GuoWuHen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1636898092
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 610
  • File Pdf: princess-too-frivolous.pdf

Book Summary:

Guard: Master, the princess said she was in a bad mood and didn't have time to see you. SOME MAN: Opposed to her? Guard: Master, the wangfei said she is in a good mood and wants to test the effect of the new drug on the crown prince. SOME MAN: Bind it back! Guard: Master, the wangfei said she was in a good mood and had already entered the palace to find the empress dowager to talk nonsense. Some guy: ... Guard: Master, the Royal Consort said she is in a good mood ... SOME MAN: What does she want to do now? Guard: The princess said she wanted to give herself a long vacation. She left the city by dawn. SOME MAN: I'm wrong, I'm wrong, okay!?

Author

By Beowulf Sheehan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Isbn : 0316515132
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Photography
  • Reads : 887
  • File Pdf: author.pdf

Book Summary:

A beautiful and moving collection of photographs by Beowulf Sheehan, whose work captures the essence of 200 of our most prominent writers, historians, journalists, playwrights, and poets. Beowulf Sheehan is considered to be his generation's foremost literary portrait photographer, having made portraits of the literary luminaries of our time across the globe, from Roxane Gay to Masha Gessen, Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Karl Ove Knausgaard to J.K. Rowling, and Jonathan Franzen to Toni Morrison. In AUTHOR Sheehan presents the most insightful, intimate, and revealing portraits of these artists made in his studio, in their homes, in shopping malls and concert halls, on rooftops and in parking lots, on the beach and among trees, surrounded by flowers and in clock towers. Following an enlightening foreword by Salman Rushdie, Beowulf Sheehan shares an essay offering insights in the poignant and memorable moments he experienced while making these portraits. A treasure gift for readers and lovers of portrait photography, AUTHOR is the only book of its kind to appear in more than a decade.

Limitless Anthroposcopy

By Ban ShiWuSheng
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1648468888
  • Pages : 372
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 571
  • File Pdf: limitless-anthroposcopy.pdf

Book Summary:

Jiang Chu, the genius of the generation, relied on the legacies of the Jiang Taigong, such as the points of the dragon cave, the migration of the dragonpulse, and the establishment of the Life and Death Wind Water Bureau. In this world, seeing the sky and the earth was like looking at Feng Shui, seeing people and seeing their future.To enter the True Dragon Secret Realm and rescue the famous general Yue Fei's clansmen. Leading the descendant of the Phoenix, Feng Wu, the spirit of the water dragonpulse, the remnants of Yue Army, to protect the home and the nation, to defend the territory.Killing Japanese Ninja turtles, whipping Kunlun s, taking Han Ba in, lowering Blood Clan s, exterminating Werewolf s, allying with the Western magician s, and violently battling s outside the borders. After experiencing life and death, he finally stepped into the Divine Realm and entered the Dao together.This book opens up the mysterious world of feng shui phasology for you in different ways, from different perspectives and practical examples. All sorts of matchmaker techniques, gossip, and life and death situations occurred one after another. Welcome to the Feng Shui Immortal's masterpiece "Crossroads without Boundaries".

Problem Solving 4 Today, Grade 1

By Chandler Tyrrell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Isbn : 1483854825
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 164
  • File Pdf: problem-solving-4-today-grade-1.pdf

Book Summary:

Problem Solving 4 Today: Daily Skill Practice for first grade contains reproducible activities designed to help students learn critical math word problem-solving skills with strategies such as circling the important numbers, acting it out, decomposing numbers, and more. The 4 Today series offers comprehensive, quick, and easy-to-use math workbooks. The reproducible activities review essential skills during a four-day period. On the fifth day, an assessment with related skills is provided. Each week begins with a Fluency Blast section to provide students with repeated, daily practice for essential skills. The format and style of the 4 Today books provide excellent practice for standardized tests. The series also includes a progress-tracking reproducible, a standards alignment chart, tips for fostering a school-to-home connection, and an answer key.