Wind Sand and Stars

Wind  Sand and Stars Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
ISBN-10 9780547546728
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. Translated by Lewis Galantière.

North to the Orient

North to the Orient Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
ISBN-10 0156671409
Year 1963
Pages 255
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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In 1931 Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh set off on a flight to the Orient by the Great Circle Route. The classic North to the Orient is the beautifully written account of the trip.

Night Flight

Night Flight Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
ISBN-10 9780547542799
Year 1974-03-20
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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In this gripping novel, Saint-Exupéry tells about the brave men who piloted night mail planes from Patagonia, Chile, and Paraguay to Argentina in the early days of commercial aviation. Preface by André Gide. Translated by Stuart Gilbert.

A Guide for Grown ups

A Guide for Grown ups Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
ISBN-10 9780547540122
Year 2002-05-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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“One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” For more than sixty years, this insight from The Little Prince has been quoted in more than 130 languages by fans around the world. Now, for the first time, quotations from the collected works and letters of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry are presented in a charming gift edition. Six chapters--“Happiness,” “Friendship,” “Responsibility,” “Fortitude,” “Love,” and “What Is Essential”--offer inspirational and thought-provoking words about the subjects held most dear by the author. A perfect gift for graduates—or for anyone who wants gentle guidance.

Flight to Arras

Flight to Arras Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
ISBN-10 9780547539607
Year 1969-10-22
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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A recollection of the shattering days during World War II when, though the fall of France was imminent, a handful of French pilots continued to fight on against the Germans. Translated by Lewis Galantière.

Saint Exup ry

Saint Exup  ry Author Stacy Schiff
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105010509912
Year 1994
Pages 525
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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From a master biographer, the life story of the daring French aviator who became one of the twentieth century's most beloved authors Antoine de Saint-Exupery disappeared at age forty-four during a reconnaissance flight over southern France. At the time he was best known for a career of daring flights over the Sahara, the Pyrenees, and Patagonia and for his contributions to the science of aviation. But the solitary hours he spent above the earth in open cockpit airplanes gave birth to a more famous legacy, a series of enchanting, autobiographical novels and the classic story "The Little Prince," still the most translated book in the French language. An impoverished aristocrat from one of France's oldest families, Saint-Exupery moved at age twenty-seven to the western Sahara Desert, to live alone in a plank shack and manage the way station for the Aeropostale, the French mail service. His careers as a novelist and an aviator were born here, and his life once he returned to Europe was defined--with brilliant and catastrophic results--by the sense of isolated fascination and curiosity he developed in the desert. In this definitive biography, Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff reveals an intrepid and unconventional life that rivals the best adventure stories. "A remarkable biography; indeed, it is impossible to imagine the job better done. It is balanced, perceptive, thoroughly researched, and exceptionally well-written." "--The New Yorker " "

The Little Prince

The Little Prince Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
ISBN-10 1853261580
Year 1995-01-01
Pages 109
Language en
Publisher Wordsworth Editions
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An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.

Skyfaring

Skyfaring Author Mark Vanhoenacker
ISBN-10 9781448189946
Year 2015-04-02
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Random House
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**Sunday Times Bestseller** **Book of the Week on Radio 4** 'A beautiful book about a part of the modern world which remains genuinely magical’ Mark Haddon 'One of the most constantly fascinating, but consistently under-appreciated aspects of modern life is the business of flying. Mark Vanhoenacker has written the ideal book on the subject: a description of what it’s like to fly by a commercial pilot who is also a master prose stylist and a deeply sensitive human being. This is a man who is at once a technical expert – he flies 747s across continents – and a poet of the skies. This couldn’t be more highly recommended.' Alain de Botton Think back to when you first flew. When you first left the Earth, and travelled high and fast above its turning arc. When you looked down on a new world, captured simply and perfectly through a window fringed with ice. When you descended towards a city, and arrived from the sky as effortlessly as daybreak. In Skyfaring, airline pilot and flight romantic Mark Vanhoenacker shares his irrepressible love of flying, on a journey from day to night, from new ways of mapmaking and the poetry of physics to the names of winds and the nature of clouds. Here, anew, is the simple wonder that remains at the heart of an experience which modern travellers, armchair and otherwise, all too easily take for granted: the transcendent joy of motion, and the remarkable new perspectives that height and distance bestow on everything we love. ‘A beautiful, contemplative book... What Skyfaring gives is something we need: elevation; another perspective... Normally when I find a volume where prose style and subject matter fuse so pleasingly, I tear through it in a day. Here, I found myself pausing on almost every page, as I absorbed its detail or phrasing.’ Nicholas Lezard, Guardian **A 2015 Book of the Year – The Economist, The New York Times, GQ and more**

Harvest for Hope

Harvest for Hope Author Jane Goodall
ISBN-10 9780759514867
Year 2005-11-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The renowned scientist who fundamentally changed the way we view primates and our relationship with the animal kingdom now turns her attention to an incredibly important and deeply personal issue-taking a stand for a more sustainable world. In this provocative and encouraging book, Jane Goodall sounds a clarion call to Western society, urging us to take a hard look at the food we produce and consume-and showing us how easy it is to create positive change.Offering her hopeful, but stirring vision, Goodall argues convincingly that each individual can make a difference. She offers simple strategies each of us can employ to foster a sustainable society. Brilliant, empowering, and irrepressibly optimistic, HARVEST FOR HOPE is one of the most crucial works of our age. If we follow Goodall's sound advice, we just might save ourselves before it's too late.

A Harvest of Thorns

A Harvest of Thorns Author Corban Addison
ISBN-10 9781784295240
Year 2017-01-24
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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A gripping new thriller that unpacks the horrors of exploitation in the garment industry, blending the nailbiting courtroom drama of John Grisham with the emotional heart of Khaled Hosseini. 'Poignant and engrossing ... Corban Addison will hold you spellbound with his elegant prose from his first word to his last' Wilbur Smith In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a garment factory burns to the ground, claiming the lives of hundreds of workers, mostly young women. Amid the rubble, a bystander captures a heart-stopping image-a teenage girl lying in the dirt, her body broken by a multi-storey fall, and over her mouth a mask of fabric bearing the label of one of America's largest retailers, Presto Omnishops Corporation. When the photo goes viral, it fans the flames of a decades old controversy about sweatshops, labour rights, and the ethics of globalization. A year later, in Washington, D.C., Joshua Griswold, a disgraced former journalist for the Washington Post, receives an anonymous summons from a corporate whistleblower promising information about Presto. He offers Griswold confidential information about Presto's apparel supply chain. For Griswold, the challenge of exposing Presto's wilful negligence is irresistible, as is the chance, however slight, at redemption. Deploying his old journalistic skills, he builds a historic case against Presto, setting the stage for a war in the courtroom and in the media that Griswold is determined to win - both to salvage his reputation and to provoke a revolution of conscience in Presto's boardroom that could change the course of the fashion industry across the globe.

Wind Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint Exup ry Book Analysis

Wind  Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint Exup  ry  Book Analysis Author Bright Summaries,
ISBN-10 9782806288103
Year 2016-11-09
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher BrightSummaries.com
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Wind, Sand and Stars with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which is a memoir of the author’s life as a pilot, and the struggles that he and his friends faced. Paying homage to these friends, he recounts their experiences, from crashing their plane in the Andes to rescuing a slave from Moorish rebels, all while providing thought-provoking philosophical views on life and death. The novel has won many awards, including the Grand Prix du roman de l’Académie française, one of France’s most prestigious literary prizes. Saint-Exupéry’s works have been translated into over 250 languages and continue to be well-loved decades after his death. Find out everything you need to know about Wind, Sand and Stars in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Moon in the Nautilus Shell

The Moon in the Nautilus Shell Author Daniel B. Botkin
ISBN-10 9780199976874
Year 2012-09-14
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Why do we keep talking about so many environmental problems and rarely solve any? If these are scientific issues, then why can't scientists solve them or at least agree on what to do? In his new book, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell, ecologist Daniel Botkin explains why. For one thing, although we live in a world of constantly changing environments and talk a lot about climate change, most of our environmental laws, policies, and scientific premises are based on the idea that the environment is constant, never changing, except when people affect it. For another, we have lost contact with nature in personal ways. Disconnected from our surroundings, we lack the deep understanding and feelings about the environment to make meaningful judgments. The environment has become just another one of those special interests that interferes with our lives. Poised to be a core text of the twenty-first century environmental movement, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell challenges us to think critically about our role in nature.

MAPS for Men

MAPS for Men Author Edgell Franklin Pyles, PhD
ISBN-10 9781512740073
Year 2016-05-31
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher WestBow Press
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“MAPS for Men is a must-have resource for any and every family business.” Dave Ramsey, Nationally syndicated radio show host New York Times best-selling author “MAPS for Men is a wonderful book full of superb insight and information.” Paul Schorr, III, Past President, Chief Executives Organization “I read MAPS for Men today, I should say that I devoured it – very interesting and helpful model for all of life.” Paul Schorr, IV, (Chip) Founder & Chairman, Augusta Columbia Capital “MAPS for Men is a gift to all fathers and sons.” James (Jay) E. Hughes, Jr., Author: Family Wealth: Keeping It in the Family “MAPS for Men is one of the most comprehensive guides to families in business that I have ever seen.” Charles S. Luck, IV, CEO, Luck Companies Founder, InnerWill “The transition of wealth concepts described in MAPS are immensely dynamic, relevant, and applicable!! It is a must read for all entrepreneurs!” Cordia Harrington, Founder & CEO, The Tennessee Bun Company “What a wonderful piece of work. I found each chapter and the whole book incredibly meaningful.” Dennis Jaffe, PhD, Author: Working With the Ones You Love: Creating A Successful Family Business. Stewardship in Your Family Enterprise Past President, Association of Humanistic Psychology “The guidelines in MAPS will bear fruit for many years and generations to come.” David Hardie, Founder and CEO, Hallador Management, LLC “Edgell and Thomas have created a book that will impact families for generations.” Dennis Passis, President, Family Wealth Library “MAPS is truly a masterpiece!” Jim Chaffin, President, Chaffin Light Management Company Past Chairman, Urban Land Institute Past Member, Board of Managers, University of Virginia “If you are a woman who wants to understand men better, MAPS is all you need to know!” Morgan Wandell, Head of Drama Series, Amazon Studios

The Guru s Guide to SQL Server Stored Procedures XML and HTML

The Guru s Guide to SQL Server Stored Procedures  XML  and HTML Author Ken Henderson
ISBN-10 0201700468
Year 2002
Pages 774
Language en
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional
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Explores the foundations of SQL and Transact-SQL programming to teach readers how to develop coding techniques and discover solutions to programming problems, then covers practices, design considerations, and advanced topics.