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The World Is Great and I Am Small

Author : Bradley Trevor Greive
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The World Is Great, and I Am Small: A Bug’s Prayer is a thoughtful and uplifting reflection on modern life and the human condition, as well as a lighthearted celebration of some of the many truly amazing insects with whom we share our planet (and without whom human existence would cease, almost immediately). In the form of a poem, this meditation is a charming ode to all those that creep, crawl, and fly. Accompanying the poem are stunning photographs of some of the world’s most beautiful and unique creatures. At the back of the book, an image key explains the various insects adorning the pages of this prayerful keepsake.

Dreams of a Great Small Nation

Author : Kevin J McNamara
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“The pages of history recall scarcely any parallel episode at once so romantic in character and so extensive in scale.” —Winston S. Churchill In 1917, two empires that had dominated much of Europe and Asia teetered on the edge of the abyss, exhausted by the ruinous cost in blood and treasure of the First World War. As Imperial Russia and Habsburg-ruled Austria-Hungary began to succumb, a small group of Czech and Slovak combat veterans stranded in Siberia saw an opportunity to realize their long-held dream of independence. While their plan was audacious and complex, and involved moving their 50,000-strong army by land and sea across three-quarters of the earth's expanse, their commitment to fight for the Allies on the Western Front riveted the attention of Allied London, Paris, and Washington. On their journey across Siberia, a brawl erupted at a remote Trans-Siberian rail station that sparked a wholesale rebellion. The marauding Czecho-Slovak Legion seized control of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and with it Siberia. In the end, this small band of POWs and deserters, whose strength was seen by Leon Trotsky as the chief threat to Soviet rule, helped destroy the Austro-Hungarian Empire and found Czecho-Slovakia. British prime minister David Lloyd George called their adventure “one of the greatest epics of history,” and former US president Teddy Roosevelt declared that their accomplishments were “unparalleled, so far as I know, in ancient or modern warfare.”

The World s Great Small Arms

Author : Craig Philip
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Søgeord: Våbensystemer; Våbentyper; Small Arms; Handguns; Rifles; Machine Guns; Submachine Guns; Remington; M16; M14; Colt; Smith & Wesson; AK-47; AKM; Beretta; Sten Gun; Parker Hale; Bren Gun; Maxim Machine Gun; Vickers Machine Gun; Webley; G11; Mg42; Walther PP; FN FAL; Uzi.

Great Small Fiats

Author : Phil Ward
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In deciding which models to choose for inclusion in this book selected from Fiat's huge inventory, the author concentrated on three criteria - greatness, size and emotion. Where size is an easy parameter to qualify, greatness is more complicated because it is a combination of of both the manufacturer's and the public's opinion. A car that is highly regarded by the public may not have been a commercial success and vice verse. A truly great car is one that works well for both parties. Emotion may be considered to be an element of greatness in that the public's 'love' for a car is a fantastic benefit for a manufacturer and must be treasured. Fiat have made the mistake of 'improving' an icon on several occasions only to find that public opinion went against them. Fortunately Fiat has been magnanimous enough to respond by giving the car buying public more of what it wants. As long as they continue to do so then Fiat's reputation as the world's greatest small car manufacturer is set to continue. The author chose the Topolino as the starting point as the car fulfils all the criteria and it was the first Fiat built in the late 1930s to satisfy the Italian public's new-found desire for mobilisation. The old conventions of car production were turned upside down with the arrival of the 600 which revolutionised car production techniques and maximised on passenger space and performance at minimal cost. These principals continued via a succession of models which include the 500, 850, 126, 127 through to more recent models like the Cinquecento and Seicento. Running in parallel with these 'cheeky' Fiats, this book covers a range of slightly larger cars that were built in huge numbers. Though rather staid in appearance, the 1950s Millecento was family transport for millions of Italians covering three decades, four when the Indian-built cars are included. Similarly the 128, Panda and Uno were 'the' Italian small cars of the '70s, '80s and '90s. Nuova Panda carries the banner to the present day.

All Creatures Great and Small

Author : Robert Morneau
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"All Creatures, Great and Small" is a collection of prayers that the author imagines twenty animals might say to their Creator. The prayers mention facts about the animals and conjecture what they might think about them, sometimes with a comical effect. For instance, the elephant prays, "You could have cut back on my gestation time. Isn't two years a little much?" A charming illustration accompanies each prayer. Readers of all ages are bound to be delighted with this book.

All Courses Great and Small

Author : James W. Finegan
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Describes the history of golf courses throughout England and Wales and the famous matches which took place there, and offers suggestions for golfing vacation tours and accommodations.

The World A New Edition

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The Light of the World Or The Great Consummation

Author : Sir Edwin Arnold
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One Small Step

Author : Gerhard Wisnewski
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Is it possible that the famous American moon landings were nothing but an illusion - a fabrication? Could NASA have fooled the world by broadcasting simulations that had been filmed for training purposes? From the very first manned flight into orbit right up to the present day there have been serious anomalies in the official narrative of the conquest of space. Bestselling author Gerhard Wisnewski dissects the history in minute detail - from the first Russian missions to the final American moon project of Apollo 17 - looking at films, photos, radio communications, personal statements and any other available material. Using forensic methods of investigation, he pieces together a complex jigsaw depicting a disturbing picture of falsifications, lies and fakery in the Cold War struggle for supremacy between the Soviet Union and the USA. The evidence he presents casts serious doubt on the possibility of humans ever having walked on the moon. Wisnewski’s research calls for a reassessment of the received wisdom that has entered the fabric of our culture. The true story of space exploration has a more sinister undertone, he argues. Beneath the guise of civilian space travel the US military has been developing fearsome new equipment and weapons to be secretly stationed in space with the aim of militarizing the orbit around the earth. The potential targets: every human being on the planet. Profusely illustrated with over 200 photos and diagrams.

The World s Great Classics

Author : Timothy Dwight
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Library Committee: Timothy Dwight ... Richard Henry Stoddard, Arthur Richmond Marsh, A.B. [and others] ... Illustrated with nearly two hundred photogravures, etchings, colored plates and full page portraits of great authors. Clarence Cook, art editor.

Small Nations and Great Powers

Author : Svante Cornell
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Introduces the geographical, historical and ethno-linguistic framework of the Caucasus, focusing on the Russian incorporation of the region, the root most conflicts; analyses individual conflicts, from their origins to the attempts at resolving them; analyses the role of the three regional powers (Turkey, Iran and Russia); and sets out a synthesis of the Caucasian conflicts and a conclusion on the place of the Caucasus in world affairs.

The World s Great Masterpieces

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King of a Small World

Author : Rick Bennet
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Now in paperback, this cult classic novel about the netherworld of professional gambling has won hearts throughout the world. Joey Moore is a great poker player: ruthless, sharp and hugely aware. he's been drifting from one game to another for years, winning more than losing, and seeing his on-off girlfriend when the urge strikes. However, when a gig as a poker-boss land in his lap, he starts to rake in serious amount of money. But good luck is a momentary fluke, that lasts as long as it takes for your luck to change...and Joey's luck is just about ready to change, for the worse.

Invent It

Author : Rob Beattie
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From idea to prototype to selling the product: this imaginative book teaches kids that they're never too young to start inventing! What should kids do when they have an idea? Put it into action! This fun and informative book takes budding inventors through the entire creative process--from brainstorming, designing, and prototyping, to patenting, manufacturing, and marketing. It is packed with all the tools and tips needed to turn a concept into reality!

The World s Great Events

Author : Esther Singleton
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The World s Great Classics History of English literature by H A Taine

Author : Timothy Dwight
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Library Committee: Timothy Dwight ... Richard Henry Stoddard, Arthur Richmond Marsh, A.B. [and others] ... Illustrated with nearly two hundred photogravures, etchings, colored plates and full page portraits of great authors. Clarence Cook, art editor.

All Creatures Great and Small

Author : James Herriot
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James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small: The Warm and Joyful Memoirs of the World's Most Beloved Animal Doctor is the first volume in the multimillion copy bestselling series...

The Super lawyers

Author : Joseph C. Goulden
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A report on outstanding lawyers, law firms and their influence in the nation's capital, based on numerous personal interviews.

Small Great Things

Author : Jodi Picoult
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Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written ... It will challenge her readers ... [and] expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice.' - The Washington Post With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult. When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not. Small Great Things is about that which divides and unites us. It is about opening your eyes. 'A gripping courtroom drama ... Given the current political climate it is quite prescient ... This is a writer who understands her characters inside and out.' - Roxane Gay, The New York Times Book Review

The Great A P and the Struggle for Small Business in America

Author : Marc Levinson
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One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Non fiction Books of 2011. From modest beginnings as a tea shop in New York, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company became the largest retailer in the world. It was a juggernaut, the first retailer to sell $1 billion in goods, the owner of nearly sixteen thousand stores and dozens of factories and warehouses. But its explosive growth made it a mortal threat to hundreds of thousands of mom-and-pop grocery stores. Main Street fought back tooth and nail, enlisting the state and federal governments to stop price discounting, tax chain stores, and require manufacturers to sell to mom and pop at the same prices granted to giant retailers. In a remarkable court case, the federal government pressed criminal charges against the Great A&P for selling food too cheaply-and won. The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America is the story of a stunningly successful company that forever changed how Americans shop and what Americans eat. It is a brilliant business history, the story of how George and John Hartford took over their father's business and reshaped it again and again, turning it into a vertically integrated behemoth that paved the way for every big-box retailer to come. George demanded a rock-solid balance sheet; John was the marketer-entrepreneur who led A&P through seven decades of rapid changes. Together, they built the modern consumer economy by turning the archaic retail industry into a highly efficient system for distributing food at low cost.