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The Water Kingdom

Author : Philip Ball
ISBN : 9780226369204
Genre : History
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In The Water Kingdom popular science writer Philip Ball navigates the turbulent and often confusing currents of Chinese history and culture by tracing peoples' relationships with water, from pre-historical founding myths to today. Water has been an enduring metaphor for philosophical thought and artistic expression in China, and from the Han emperors to Mao, the ability to manage water became a barometer of political legitimacy. Attempts at controlling China's vast waterways has involved engineering works on a scale unmatched the world over - for better or worse. Yet the strain that economic growth is putting on the country's water resources today may be the greatest threat to China's future. In characteristic style, Ball delivers an original portrait and as yet unseen cultural history of a country that becomes easier to understand when water is brought to the table.

Ich Bin China

Author : Xiaolu Guo
ISBN : 9783641150297
Genre : Fiction
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Über die Rolle des Künstlers in einer von ideologischen Kämpfen zerrissenen Welt In einem Land, in dem die Freiheit ein rares Gut ist, sind die beiden Liebenden Mu und Jian Teil einer subversiven jungen Künstlerszene. Mit Musik und Literatur wollen sie gegen die politische Unterdrückung kämpfen und für das Recht ihrer Generation, frei zu leben. Bis sie die zerstörerische Kraft der chinesischen Staatsmacht zu spüren bekommen und plötzlich nicht nur ihr gemeinsames Leben auf dem Spiel steht. In einem beeindruckenden Roman voller Kraft, Wut und Hingabe schlägt die gefeierte chinesische Autorin Xiaolu Guo den Bogen vom China der Neuzeit bis nach Europa und erzählt eine Geschichte, die uns alle berührt.

Verborgene Stimmen

Author : Xinran
ISBN : 9783426416549
Genre : Fiction
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Jahrelang gab Xinran Frauen in ihrer Radiosendung die Gelegenheit, das zu tun, was in China immer noch ungewöhnlich ist: über ihre Sehnsüchte, Wünsche und ihre Gefühle zu sprechen. Die Schilderungen eröffnen unfassbare Welten, wie die der Frauen vom »Rufenden Berg«, die verkauft werden, um in einer Familie nicht nur einem, sondern mehreren Söhnen als Ehefrau zu dienen. Xinrans Buch gelingt etwas ganz Besonderes: Die verborgenen Gefühle der Frauen erheben sich gegen das erfahrene, nahezu unbeschreibliche Leid.

The Water Kingdom

Author : Deborah Gray
ISBN : 1311572058
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For seventeen year old Nell, life is about to take a chilling turn.Raised by a workaholic uncle and used to being over looked in a crowd, Nell has found life to be rather dull and uneventful...Until the day of a school field trip out to White Shell Lagoon. Going against her nature, Nell bends a rule - and makes a shocking discovery.Now she has a secret that no one will believe, one that whispers danger even as it seems to call to her very soul. What really lurks beneath the glassy waves... and how much will finding out cost her? All she knows is that she's caught the attention of a strange boy with special abilities and violet eyes, a boy she is certain cannot be human.Trapped by rules and tradition in a deteriorating kingdom, Sebastian feels he has no other choice except to act. Taking matters, and fate, into his own hands, the daring young man enters the realm of humans to retrieve what was once taken. The land beyond the waves is no friend to his kind, yet to save his home, he will do what few before him have ever dared. He is prepared for almost anything... except meeting a girl who somehow poses a threat to his identity, his hidden world and to everything he has ever known.As the two fight for their own agendas it becomes clear that they may just have more in common than either realizes...

Exile In The Water Kingdom

Author : Cassandra Gannon
ISBN : 1549871625
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Elementals: Water, Earth, Fire and Air are only the beginning. Elementals support everything from Darkness to Time, secretly maintaining the processes of nature. Only now the Elementals are nearly extinct. Two years ago, the Air House released a plague that killed ninety percent of them. With their society in chaos and so many of their kind dead, they can't find their Phase-Matches; the other halves of themselves. Without Matches they can't have any more children and, without the Elementals, the world will end. Again.Ty: Ty, Queen of the Water House is having a bad couple of years. Her lunatic ex-Match keeps trying to kidnap her, most of the Elementals still blame her for the Fall, she has crippling panic attacks, and she's being forced to attend group counseling in the human realm. When Gion, of the Air House shows up and demands sanctuary in the Water Kingdom, Ty doesn't know what to think. Gion makes her nervous. He's too cold, too powerful, and too intense. His only hobbies seem to be scowling and killing people. Except, when Ty looks into his eyes, she feels a... connection.Gion: The most feared assassin in the Elemental realm, Gion, of the Air House has spent his entire life being ostracized and feared. There's a price on his head, everyone in the universe hates him, and he's been exiled from his homeland. Gion's tired and all he wants is Ty. For eleven years, he's secretly been in love with the Water Queen and he's done with hiding his feelings. His goal now is to somehow make a place for himself in the exasperatingly pastel Water Palace and to claim Ty for himself. Unfortunately, there are a few problems with his plan including the fact that Ty is terrified of him, the eccentric Water Phases keep trying to make him watch reality shows, and there are still many, many people who want Ty and Gion dead.Book three of The Elemental Phases.

Kensukes K Nigreich

Author : Michael Morpurgo
ISBN : 3423711647
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Fiction And Reality In Tsushima Y Ko S Suifu The Water Kingdom

Author : Emily L. Mathes
ISBN : OCLC:781633969
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For The Love Of A Flower

Author : Mandy Adams
ISBN : 9781329019645
Genre : Fiction
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The life of the Rose family has always been simple and sweet but Rose's mother and father know that when it is Rose's turn to rule the Woods Kingdom she will have to face fairies who will question her authority and she will have to go to war with the Unimaginables. Will Rose defeat the creatures or will these things destroy the Woods and take over making the fairies run from their homes and be nothing more but something that used to be great. It seems that nothing Rose does helps her with this war. The King and Queen, known all her life as her mother and father, hid a secret from Rose and everyone in the kingdom. Will she choose to forget and neglect her family or will she embrace it and forgive her "parents" and move on to more important matters like what is to come. The fairies depend on Rose to win the war or fairies will be gone forever. In the middle of the war Rose realizes something that will change her life forever and if she gets hurt that future could change.

Throne Of Glass 7 Herrscherin Ber Asche Und Zorn

Author : Sarah J. Maas
ISBN : 9783423435239
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Das furiose Finale der erfolgreichen Fantasy-Saga Aelin alias Celaena wird von der Dunklen Königin gefangen gehalten. Eingesperrt in einem Käfig an einem geheimen Ort scheint eine Flucht unmöglich zu sein. Während Prinz Rowan die halbe Welt nach seiner verlorenen Liebe absucht, versuchen Aedion und Gestaltenwandlerin Lysandra, ihre Heimat – nun ohne die Macht und den Schutz ihrer Königin – mit allen Mitteln zu verteidigen. Alte Bündnisse werden gebrochen, neue geschmiedet und gestärkt. Alles läuft auf die letzte große Schlacht hinaus, die Aelin Feuerherz und ihre Gefährten für sich entscheiden müssen, um Erilea vor der Herrschaft der Dämonen zu bewahren.

Nachtwild

Author : Gin Phillips
ISBN : 9783423433822
Genre : Fiction
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Dunkler als die Nacht. Wilder als ein Tier. Näher als du glaubst. Es ist ein herrlicher Tag und Joan besucht mit ihrem vierjährigen Sohn Lincoln den Zoo – da hört sie plötzlich Schüsse. Am Ausgang sieht sie Tote auf dem Boden liegen. Sie weiß nicht, ob die Polizei unterwegs ist, ob der oder die Täter noch in der Nähe sind. Als weitere Schüsse fallen, flüchtet sie mit Lincoln in ein leer stehendes Gehege. Das Leben ihres Sohnes hängt jetzt allein von ihr ab und davon, ob sie einen Weg finden wird, sie beide zu retten. Jedes Geräusch, jede Bewegung kann tödlich sein. Sie muss Entscheidungen treffen und Dinge tun, die sie nie für möglich gehalten hätte.

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