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

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.

Southern Mail and Night Flight

Southern Mail and Night Flight Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
ISBN-10 0141183748
Year 2000-07-01
Pages 173
Language en
Publisher Penguin Modern Classics

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, an intrepid and eccentric adventurer, transferred his passion for flying to the written word by writing several classics of aviation literature, including Southern Mail and Night Flight. Based on Saint-Exupery's trail-blazing flights for the French airmail service over the Sahara and later, the Andes, these two novels evoke the tragic courage and nobility of the airborne pioneers who took enormous risks, flying in open cock-pits in planes that were often fragile and unstable."

Arabian Sands

Arabian Sands Author Wilfred Thesiger
ISBN-10 9781101160664
Year 2008-01-02
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Penguin

Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger's record of his extraordinary journey through the parched "Empty Quarter" of Arabia. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life-"the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets." In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels. His now-classic account is invaluable to understanding the modern Middle East.

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

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.

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

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 0156656051
Year 1974
Pages 87
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A group of pilots must conquer the savage Andean weather as well as the mechanical shortcomings of early aircraft to establish an air-mail service to South America

Ellen Browning Scripps

Ellen Browning Scripps Author Molly McClain
ISBN-10 9781496201126
Year 2017
Pages 366
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press

Molly McClain tells the remarkable story of Ellen Browning Scripps (1836-1932), an American newspaperwoman, feminist, suffragist, abolitionist, and social reformer who used her fortune to support women's education, the labor movement, and public access to science, the arts, and education. Born in London, Scripps grew up in rural poverty on the Illinois prairie. She went from rags to riches, living out that cherished American story in which people pull themselves up by their bootstraps with audacity, hard work, and luck. She and her brother E.W. Scripps built America's largest chain of newspapers, linking Midwestern industrial cities with booming towns in the West. Less well known today than the papers started by Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, Scripps newspapers transformed their owners into millionaires almost overnight. By the 1920s Scripps was worth an estimated $30 million, most of which she gave away. She established the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, and appeared on the cover of Time magazine after founding Scripps College in Claremont, California. She also provided major financial support to organizations worldwide that promised to advance democratic principles and public education. In Ellen Browning Scripps McClain brings to life an extraordinary woman who played a vital role in the history of women, California, and the American West. Molly McClain is a professor of history at the University of San Diego. She is the author of Beaufort: The Duke and His Duchess, 1657-1715 and Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Essays. She also coedits the Journal of San Diego History.

Pearl in the Sand

Pearl in the Sand Author Tessa Afshar
ISBN-10 1575679345
Year 2010-09-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Moody Publishers

Can a Canaanite harlot who has made her livelihood by looking desirable to men make a fitting wife for one of the leaders of Israel? Shockingly, the Bible’s answer is yes. Pearl in the Sand tells Rahab’s untold story. Rahab lives in a wall; her house is built into the defensive walls of the City of Jericho. Other walls surround her as well—walls of fear, rejection, unworthiness. A woman with a wrecked past; a man of success, of faith … of pride; a marriage only God would conceive! Through the heartaches of a stormy relationship, Rahab and Salmone learn the true source of one another’s worth and find healing in God.

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

“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.

From Above

From Above Author Peter Adey
ISBN-10 1849042993
Year 2013
Pages 376
Language en

The arrival of the aerostatic balloon at the end of the 19th century ushered in a new perspective on the battlefield. This book presents a series of in-depth accounts of 'the view from above' in shaping notions of territory, security and conflict.

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

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.


Skyfaring Author Mark Vanhoenacker
ISBN-10 9780385351829
Year 2015-06-02
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Vintage

A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys—and reawakens our capacity to be amazed. The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight—a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity—to the realm of the mundane. Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who left academia and a career in the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to reimagine what we—both as pilots and as passengers—are actually doing when we enter the world between departure and discovery. In a seamless fusion of history, politics, geography, meteorology, ecology, family, and physics, Vanhoenacker vaults across geographical and cultural boundaries; above mountains, oceans, and deserts; through snow, wind, and rain, renewing a simultaneously humbling and almost superhuman activity that affords us unparalleled perspectives on the planet we inhabit and the communities we form.

Empire of the Summer Moon

Empire of the Summer Moon Author S.C. Gwynne
ISBN-10 9781849018203
Year 2011-07-07
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK

In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second is the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Although readers may be more familiar with the tribal names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined just how and when the American West opened up. Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. White settlers arriving in Texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands. Against this backdrop Gwynne presents the compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a nine-year-old girl who was kidnapped by Comanches in 1836. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the "White Squaw" who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend. S. C. Gwynne's account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told.

The Little Prince

The Little Prince Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
ISBN-10 0156012197
Year 2000-01-01
Pages 83
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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.