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Jack London made a specialty of books about marvelous dogs. Jerry of the Islands tells the story of an Irish Terrier, a dog from the Southern seas, rather than the cold North. Jerry's life is colored by his experiences in the rough -- and sadly, racist -- land of Melanesia. First published in 1915, "Jerry of the Islands" tells the story of Jerry's narrow world, in which the dog has been born and raised to carry out the racist aims of his master, and his travels after that time...
Embark on an exploration of southern Cuba as writer JJ Mikel attempts to climb Pico Turquino-the tallest mountain on this largest of Caribbean islands-and encounters a world that is expansive, lush, and full of wonders. Along the way, he discovers that Cuba isn't quite Cuba, not really what we think of when we hear that word. For behind the faÃ§ade of decrepit Communism lurks a complex and startlingly beautiful country with a unique mix of cultures and a friendly, vibrant populace.
Where are the world's tallest twin towers located? Where is the world's biggest flower? What is a Jeepney? Want to see a Komodo dragon? Discover this and more inside. This Activity Book Series takes a fun approach to teaching History, Geography, Social Studies, Language and Art, by placing them into a "travel" theme. Explore Southeast Asian islands presents different cultures, places, events, and monuments as engaging, interactive activities for kids, ages 6-12. "Playful Learning" is the key. Great for on the road, in the train & in the air, the kids can get familiar with the major landmarks and special places and things in Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia & Singapore. Engaging the kids in the trip makes for quality family time. Also fitting for the classroom & home-school, or for time well spent away from the TV. There's a great big world out there, Explore It! ------------------------------------------- This book includes: - Travel Activities: 54 pages filled with 14 different types of cultural activities from dot to dot, language say & write, mazes, drawing and more. Most activity books only provide 4-5 different activities, not this series. These activities also bring out the essence of the event, place or thing, letting the reader step deeper into the culture for a better experience. - Teachers Guide: Text explaining the history and origin of each activity is provided, so the learning can go deeper than just the activity itself. History, Geography, Social Studies and fun facts are expanded on here. - Answers Section: Make sure you can get it right n test yourself in the process. Some activities have more than one right answer and originality is encouraged. ------------------------------------------- Books available in the Explore Series: - Explore Western Europe http: //bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000320989/Explore.aspx - Explore France & Italy https: //www.createspace.com/4798055 - Explore Southeast Asia https: //www.createspace.com/4761767 - Explore Thailand & Burma https: //www.createspace.com/4782235 - Explore Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam https: //www.createspace.com/4806413 - Explore Western Europe Interactive eBook (best for iPad): https: //itunes.apple.com/en/book/explore-western-europe-teaser/id869670957?l=en&mt=11 Upcoming books in the Explore Series: - Explore Spain & Portugal - Explore USA and many more... ------------------------------------------- Be sure to come by and say hello at: www.facebook.com/explorebks www.twitter.com/explorebks www.linkedin.com/company/5204563
Muslims have been present in South Asia for 14 centuries. Nearly 40% of the people of this vast land mass follow the religion of Islam, and Muslim contribution to the cultural heritage of the sub-continent has been extensive. This textbook provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the general reader, with a comprehensive account of the history of Islam in India, encompassing political, socio-economic, cultural and intellectual aspects.
Using a chronological framework, the book discusses the main events in each period between c. 600 CE and the present day, along with the key social and cultural themes. It discusses a range of topics, including:
Excerpts at the end of each chapter allow for further discussion, and detailed maps alongside the text help visualise the changes through each time period. Introducing the reader to the issues concerning the Islamic past of South Asia, the book is a useful text for students and scholars of South Asian History and Religious Studies.
Covering all Pacific islands involved in World War II military operations, this book is a detailed, single source of information on virtually every geo-military aspect of the Pacific Theater. Arranged regionally and, to the extent possible, chronologically according to when islands entered the war, entries provide complete background information. Along with island names, nicknames, Allied code names, location, and wartime time zones, the entries include such topics as the island's physical characteristics, weather, health hazards, historical background, native population, natural resources, and military value. Japanese and Allied strategies and operations, military problems caused by terrain, military installations, Japanese units and key commanders, Allied units and key commanders, and brief battle descriptions are also covered along with the island's postwar status. A valuable resource for researchers, historians, military history enthusiasts, and war gamers, the book provides complete background information on the geo-military aspects of the Pacific Ocean region, its islands, and the roles they played in the war. 108 maps provide specific information. Until now, geo-military information could only be found by searching four to ten publications on each island.
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