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In the Absence of Sun

In the Absence of Sun

A Korean American Woman's Promise to Reunite Three Lost Generations of Her Family

  • Author: Helie Lee
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307532011
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 360
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A breathtaking true story of a rescue mission undertaken by a young woman and her family in one of the most repressive countries in the world. Helie Lee often had heard her grandmother speak of an uncle, lost decades ago when he was a child during the family’s daring escape from North Korea. As an adult, he was still living there under horrid conditions. When her grandmother began to ail, Helie became determined to reunite her with her eldest son, despite tremendous odds. Helie’s mission became even more urgent when she realized that her first book, the bestselling novel Still Life with Rice, about the family’s escape, might have angered the North Korean government and put her uncle in danger. Pushing through rivers and forests, fighting the cold, bribing and manipulating border guards, gangsters, and secret service agents, Helie and her father finally achieve their goal. But there are many hurdles. Her uncle is forced to make a harrowing choice: leave his North Korean family behind or continue to live in oppression and starvation away from his beloved mother. And Helie has to face her deep, sometimes ambivalent, emotions about her identity in the family and as a Korean American woman. Unmarried and outspoken, she struggles in Korea, where women marry early and keep silent, and writes eloquently about the landscape there, both literal and cultural. She comes through a heartbreaking love affair only to face an intense and confusing relationship with the Guide—the man who, despite being crude and macho, ultimately helps to save her uncle and eventually his extended family through several daring acts of heroism. In the Absence of Sun is a riveting adventure story and a powerful tale of family bonds and reunion. “An eerie fear crawled through my flesh as I stood on the Chinese side of the Yalu River, gazing across the murky water into one of the most closed-off and isolated countries in the world. I couldn’t believe it. Even as my boots sank into the doughy mud, I had trouble coming to terms with the fact that I was actually standing there. . . . I was not prepared for the kind of despair and insane fear I felt that day. My wizened old uncle looked nothing like the sweet-faced teenager in the faded photograph that Halmoni kept pressed between the pages of her Bible. That day, at the Yalu River, staring helplessly into his terrorized face, I hadn’t fully realized what a dangerous thing I had done the year before. I had placed him and his family in danger. By including details of my uncle’s life in a book, I had alerted North Korea’s enigmatic leadership to the identity of my relatives in a nation where it was better to remain invisible.” —From In the Absence of Sun

Absence of Myth, The

Absence of Myth, The

Dylan Thomas, Julia Kristeva, and Other Speaking Subjects

  • Author: Sophia Heller
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791482551
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 270
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Despite contemporary attempts to revive myth, this book argues that we are living in a world without myth and looks at what this means for humankind.

Observations upon the nature and properties of the atmosphere ... To which are added observations on the Moon's influence upon the Atmosphere, and the rise and fall of the Mercury in the Barometrical Tube

Observations upon the nature and properties of the atmosphere ... To which are added observations on the Moon's influence upon the Atmosphere, and the rise and fall of the Mercury in the Barometrical Tube

  • Author: Murdo DOWNIE
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Atmosphere
  • Page: 96
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Our Place in the Sun

Our Place in the Sun

Canada and Cuba in the Castro Era

  • Author: Robert Wright,Lana Wylie
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442697326
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Penned during the transition of power from Fidel Castro to Raúl Castro, Our Place in the Sun explores the Canadian-Cuban relationship from 1959 to the present day. The essays in this volume reflect upon the past but also explore the internal issues and external forces that will continue to influence the Canada-Cuba association in the years to come. Many of this volume's contributors draw upon newly declassified sources and original interviews, providing unique insight into the historical, economic, and political realities affecting the Canada-Cuba connection. Featuring twelve original essays by a variety of scholars as well as a short memoir by former Canadian Ambassador to Cuba, Mark Entwistle, this important interdisciplinary collection calls into question past understandings of the Canadian-Cuban relationship. It is a must-read for anyone interested in Canadian and Cuban history of the last half-century, and the dynamics of North American politics more broadly.

Physics of the Sun

Physics of the Sun

A First Course

  • Author: Dermott J. Mullan
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1420083082
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 390
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With an emphasis on numerical modeling, Physics of the Sun: A First Course presents a quantitative examination of the physical structure of the Sun and the conditions of its extended atmosphere. It gives step-by-step instructions for calculating the numerical values of various physical quantities. The text covers a wide range of topics on the Sun and stellar astrophysics, including the structure of the Sun, solar radiation, the solar atmosphere, and Sun-space interactions. It explores how the physical conditions in the visible surface of the Sun are determined by the opacity of the material in the atmosphere. It also presents the empirical properties of convection in the Sun and discusses how the physical parameters increase with depth through the convection zone. The author shows how certain types of "real stars" are actually polytropes and offers a simplified version of oscillation equations to highlight the properties of p- and g-modes in the Sun. He also focuses on the initial temperature rise into the chromosphere, why the temperature in the quiet corona has the value it does, and how the physics of magnetic fields help us to understand various striking phenomena that are observed on the Sun. This text enables a practical appreciation of the physical models of solar processes. Through the included numerical modeling problems, it encourages a firm grasp of the numerical values of actual physical parameters as a function of radial location in the Sun.

Magnetohydrodynamics of the Sun

Magnetohydrodynamics of the Sun

  • Author: Eric Priest
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521854717
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 576
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This advanced textbook reviews the complex interaction between the Sun's plasma atmosphere and its magnetic field.

To the Point: A Dictionary of Concise Writing

To the Point: A Dictionary of Concise Writing

  • Author: Robert Hartwell Fiske
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393242897
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 784
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The essential guide to writing succinctly. Who doesn’t hate wading through wordy paragraphs? Unfortunately, many writers don’t realize when they are padding their sentences and obscuring their meaning. Enter To the Point, the essential guide to writing succinctly. Featuring hundreds of new entries, this freshly updated edition is complete with: • A guide to the basics of writing concisely, including how to reduce the number of words in a phrase, substitute a single word for a phrase, and delete extraneous words and phrases. • The "Dictionary of Concise Writing," which gives concise alternatives to thousands of wordy phrases. Language expert Robert Hartwell Fiske uses each wordy phrase in a sentence and then rewrites or deletes the phrase entirely to show how the sentence can be improved. • The brand new "Guide to Obfuscation: A Reverse Dictionary," which helps writers build a more pithy vocabulary. To the Point is the perfect reference book for anyone who wants to communicate more effectively through clear and beautiful writing.

Stations of the Sun

Stations of the Sun

A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

  • Author: Ronald Hutton
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191578428
  • Category: History
  • Page: 560
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Comprehensive and engaging, this colourful study covers the whole sweep of ritual history from the earliest written records to the present day. From May Day revels and Midsummer fires, to Harvest Home and Hallowe'en, to the twelve days of Christmas, Ronald Hutton takes us on a fascinating journey through the ritual year in Britain. He challenges many common assumptions about the customs of the past, and debunks many myths surrounding festivals of the present, to illuminate the history of the calendar year we live by today.

The Absence of Ignorance

The Absence of Ignorance

  • Author: Chalind Farquharson
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0557272610
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 80
  • View: 7425
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The Absence of Ignorance is a poetic exploration into the realm beyond our ignorance, and the truths that we all must inherently discover when we dwell there. Author Chalind Farquharson, in his second collection of poetry, has attempted to take readers into the thoughts of one who has struggled to find a more intimate relationship with the truth of this world. With a vivid candor, Farquharson has compiled a moving collection of poetry sure to awaken the thinker in us all.

Journal of the Franklin Institute

Journal of the Franklin Institute

  • Author: Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Electronic journals
  • Page: N.A
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Vols. 1-69 include more or less complete patent reports of the U. S. Patent Office for years 1825-59.