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  Playtime books.com – Young Children's Audio books in MP3, CD and bilingual format
Audio Books on CD Here you can listen to an extract from all our Audio book stories and order them in CD format.
and bumps into earlier versions of herself -- four of them, to be exact -- all kidnapped and transported back in time to nineteenth-century India by Molly's most fearsome nemesis yet, an insane maharaja.
Children's books mp3 - Children's books mp3
www.playtime-books.com   (666 words)

  Four Books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Four Books of Confucianism (not to be confused with the Four Classics of Chinese literature) are Chinese classic texts that Zhu Xi selected, in the Song dynasty, as an introduction to Confucianism: the Great Learning, the Doctrine of the Mean, the Analects of Confucius, and the Mencius.
The purpose of this small, 23-chapter book is to demonstrate the usefulness of a golden way to gain perfect virtue.
The imperial examination, started in the Jin Dynasty and eventually abolished with the founding of the Republic of China, emphasized Confucian studies and expected candidates to quote and apply the words of Confucius in their essays.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Four_Books   (672 words)

 Four Blocks: Guided Reading
After reading aloud the first chapter or several pages of each book to the children or previewing the pictures with them, the teacher has children indicate their first and second (and third if there are four books) choices for which book they would like to read.
Four of her five struggling readers have chosen Cats as one of their choices so she puts them in the Cats group along with two more able readers who have also chosen Cats.
She takes four sheets of chart paper and heads each with the name of one of the books and the names of the children in that group.
www.wfu.edu /~cunningh/fourblocks/block1.html   (2196 words)

 Four Books for Women
The Four Books for Women (2) were four types of educational material for women in Chinese feudal society -- the Admonitions for Women, the Women's Analects, the Domestic Lessons, and the Sketch of a Model for Women.
The Four Books for Women were specialized writings on the education of women; their objective lay in expounding the proper behavior for the female sex, the "three submissions" and the "four virtues" promoted by the Confucian school, in order to promote the "wise and worthy wives and good mothers" character model of feudal ideology.
These four spiritual bonds act as an extreme form of discrimination against and oppression of women without regard for their characters, stripping their thoughts and lives of autonomy and freedom, obliging them to follow the dictates of fate and the orders of parents and husband in everything.
www.cic.sfu.ca /nacc/articles/fourbookwoman.html   (2166 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Civil Liberties
In this short, punchy book, Hentoff introduces readers to ominously named law enforcement techniques such as "Carnivore" and "Magic Lantern." He scores nearly every aspect in the "war on terror," from the "assassination" of suspected al Qaeda operatives in Yemen to the use of military tribunals to the Patriot Act.
The book is a call to arms for citizens to fight back and defend their liberties.
The book is a hodgepodge of ideas: a multilateralist polemic against the Bush administration, a realist critique of foreign policy idealism and a partial rehash of Barber's earlier work Jihad vs. McWorld.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A2628-2003Sep25?language=printer   (1343 words)

 Education World ® : Books in Education: Four New Books Celebrate Earth!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This book is her first, as well as the first book for Pa'jaro (which Spanish for "bird"), a company that specializes in products that help people appreciate the natural world.
This book, the second that Kathy Wollard has written based on her "How Come?" column (distributed worldwide by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate), is filled with information that young readers really want to know.
The book is divided informally into four sections covering Earth science, Earth's creatures, the human body, and human invention and industry.
www.education-world.com /a_books/books133.shtml   (1326 words)

 Chinese Sages Series: Four Books
The book consists of a short main text, attributed to Confucius and nine commentaries chapters by Zeng Zi, one of Confucius' disciples.
The Doctrine of the Mean is one of the Four Books, part of the Confucian canonical scriptures.
Mencius (also spelled Mengzi or Meng-tzu), a book of his conversations with kings of the time, is one of the Four books which form the core of orthodox Confucian thinking.
www.cgcmall.com /ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=b004bks   (613 words)

 Faculty author releases four books within last year
Four books have come out within the last year, and a fifth is being written now.
Although both books deal with the structure of criminal justice-police, courts and corrections-there is more emphasis on public law in the major book.
This book, in its second edition, also is a textbook to be used in courses on drugs.
www.udel.edu /PR/UpDate/98/24/faculty.html   (861 words)

 Salon Books | A four-minute interview with the author of "Faster"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
James Gleick is the author of the new book "Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything." In his book, Gleick describes the "close door" buttons in elevators as a useless pacifier for the impatient, investigates instant coffee and high-speed film and contemplates the nanoseconds saved at the microwave oven and channel surfing.
His most recent novel is "Bunny Modern." His next book, "fa fa fa fa fa fa: an American history of the Talking Heads, 1974-1992," will be published in 2001.
Book buzz Share your thoughts on literary controversies, personalities and oddities.
www.salon.com /books/log/1999/10/18/gleick   (690 words)

 The Four Books on Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Palladio was not the first to publish a book illustrating principles of classical architecture but he was the most convincing.
Robert Tavernor and Richard Schofield's well written, carefully annotated scholarly, 1997 translation of Palladio's Four Books --the first new English translation since 1738-- from MIT Press is a pleasure to read for what it reveals much about both great principles and fine detail of classical design and construction practices.
The book's designers have really done brilliantly in finding the most suitable typefaces to match Palladio's original woodcuts and in choosing a size and format, down to the weight and colour of the paper, that makes these ideas handsome and vivid now.
www.jemsfurniture.com /BookStore/isbn0262661330.html   (712 words)

 Four Seasons books page
Lu's book reveals a fascinating way of using the healing properties of foods by understanding their flavor, energies, actions, and movements.
This book reveals for the first time to the general public, the ancient sexual secrets of the Taoist sages.
This book is a thoroughly researched, up-to- date, and insightful exploration of safe, effective natural alternatives for menopause and premenstrual complaints.
www.taiqi.com /books.htm   (731 words)

 Sacred-Texts: Hinduism
The Rig Veda, the oldest of the four Vedas, was composed about 1500 B.C., and codified about 600 B.C. It is unknown when it was finally comitted to writing, but this probably was at some point after 300 B.C. The Vedas contain hymns, incantations, and rituals from ancient India.
Along with the Book of the Dead, the Enuma Elish, the I Ching, and the Avesta, they are among the most ancient religious texts still in existence.
These are Hindu law books written by the sages Âpastamba and Gautama, in the first millenium B.C. The Sacred Laws of the Âryas, Part II George Bühler translator [1879] (Sacred Books of the East, Vol.
www.sacred-texts.com /hin   (1211 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Four Moons of Darkover (Darkover)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
I gave the book 4 stars, because of course, not all the stories are great, but over all, it's worth having for the entertainment value.
This book is a collection of stories written by "The Friends of Darkover", which is to say, mostly fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series, set on the world of Darkover, and edited by Ms.
Bradley put in this book in spite of the fact that it was not written for Darkover; it was intended for her "Sword and Sorceress" series, but for reasons unclear to this reader, she felt it fit better here.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/ISBN=0886773059/ref=nosim/veranazariafantaA   (771 words)

 Warheads | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Four books, four views of American militarism – trouble ahead, trouble behind...
These four books provide important confirmation that they have good reason to be.
Stanley Hoffmann's short book is a colloquy between himself and the French historian and former Hoffmann student, Frédéric Bozo, concerning the 2003 American-French contretemps over Bush's intention to invade Iraq.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20050327/news_lz1v27war.html   (1718 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Rule of Four   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
When four Princeton seniors begin the Easter weekend, they are more concerned with their plans for the next year and an upcoming dance than with a 500-year-old literary mystery.
Four undergraduate room-mates are drawn into the obsession of one of them, understanding the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, a book published in 1499, part illustrated encyclopaedia, part erotic novel.
The book is written in the first person and we examine the nature of school friendships; the loss of a parent; and love, both between individuals and the kind of love that a dedicated scholar can have for his/her subject.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0385337116?v=glance   (2153 words)

 Bookselling This Week: Four Season Books' Recent Break-Through a Testimony to Success
Gauging from the sounds in the background as BTW recently interviewed Michael Raubertas of Four Seasons Books, the bookselling climate at the Shepherdstown, West Virginia, bookstore includes much sawing and banging.
Four Seasons Books holds two major author events per year, each with 10 to 15 authors, rather than smaller, individual readings.
The books are then displayed on a 'recommended' table with the cards for three months.
news.bookweb.org /booksense/2010.html   (526 words)

 Four Books For Christmas Giving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Mine came from comic books, which were relatively new products when I began to read in first grade.
Lavishly illustrated in color and fl-and-white, the coffee-table book contains a fascinating historical overview written by Les Daniels, who has a number of publishing credits for books about the history of the comics.
The well-illustrated book, written by Bert Nelli and Steve Nelli, contains in its 276 large pages an engrossing history of the Wildcats, with emphasis on the glory days of Adolph Rupp, and the return to success under coaches Joe B. Hall, Ralph Sutton and Rick Pitino.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/new_books/13502   (468 words)

 Architectural Science Review: A new Translation of Palladio.(Andrea Palladio - The Four Books on Architecture)(Book ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Andrea Palladio - The Four Books on Architecture, translated by Robert Tavernor and Richard Schofield.
Palladio lived from 1508 to 1580, and the first edition of his Four Books was published in Italian in 1570, when he was already a well-established architect, by Domenico de' Franceschi in Venice.
Alberti's Ten Books were originally published in Latin, and only later translated into Italian; however, times were changing, and only Palladio's Book I was translated into...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:102979411&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (195 words)

 The Four Books of Kings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In the Hebrew text the two first Books of Kings formed but one and was called the Book of Samuel, the third and fourth also forming one single volume called the Book of Kings or Kingdoms.
In the Septuagint Greek all four were designated as the Books of Kings or Kingdoms; and this was adopted by the early Latin translators and is followed in the Vulgate.
Hence the first twenty-four chapters are generally attributed to him; and as he had anointed both Saul and David to be kings over Israel, these two first books, which narrate the history of their reigns, may seem a continuation of the record begun by Samuel.
www.citilink.com /~mdreak/bible/books/kingsynp.htm   (253 words)

 Books : Ball Four   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
That book was "Ball Four", and it was the view of a memorable 1969 season...
I work as a Registered Nurse at a long term mental health care facility and could probably go mano-a-mano with Jim about the utter incompetence of "the general manger" or "the manager." Jim is a man of great courage and has the luxury...
In Ball Four, Bouton goes from the minors to the Seattle Pilots, then to Houston, over the course of the 1969 season.
www.billclintonmemoir.com /0020306652/Ball_Four.shtml   (438 words)

 Confucian Documents
Although three of four of these books are traditionally attributed to Confucius (K'ung-tzu, 551-479 B.C.E.) it has been established that he did not write a single word of them; they were written down by his students after his death.
These works were put into their present form by Chu Hsi in the late twelfth century C.E. These four books were required reading in order to pass the civil service exminations, (started in 1315), which were the gateway to employment in the Imperial bureaucracy.
The second book in the Confucian canon, the Meng-tzu, is named after its author, also known as Meng K'o or Mencius (371-289 B.C.E.).
www.sacred-texts.com /cfu   (572 words)

 On Christian Doctrine, in Four Books (all)
If, however, he shall find that some books are held by the greater number of churches, and others by the churches of greater authority (though this is not a very likely thing to happen), I think that in such a case the authority on the two sides is to be looked upon as equal.
For two books, one called Wisdom and the other Ecclesiasticus, are ascribed to Solomon from a certain resemblance of style, but the most likely opinion is that they were written by Jesus the son of Sirach.
For both the diurnal and the annual revolutions are accomplished in periods numbering four each; the diurnal in the hours of the morning, the noontime, the evening, and the night; the annual in the spring, summer, autumn, and winter months.
www.ccel.org /ccel/augustine/doctrine.all.html   (14373 words)

 Harvard Gazette: Summers donates books to four local schools
Castro shared his thoughts at an event to thank Summers for giving 750 books total to four Cambridge elementary school libraries: at the Amigos and Kennedy Schools, the Fletcher-Maynard Academy, the Harrington School, and Martin Luther King and King Open Schools, which hosted the event.
Crisp new library books, from John Updike poems to "Silly Sally" and "The Star Wars Visual Dictionary," lined the shelves of the King library.
Like Earl, she chose valuable reference books, but she also splurged on books such as "The Guinness Book of World Records." "It's not curriculum-related, but kids love it," she said.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2002/05.02/01-books.html   (545 words)

 On Christian Doctrine, in Four Books (ii)
The four books of St. Augustine On Christian Doctrine (De Doctrina Christiana, iv libri) are a commend of exegetical theology to guide the reader in the understanding and interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures, according to the analogy of faith.
In the second book, I made a mistake as to the authorship of the book commonly called the Wisdom of Solomon.
For I have since learnt that it is not a well-established fact, as I said it was, that Jesus the son of Sirach, who wrote the book of Ecclesiasticus, wrote this book also: on the contrary, I have ascertained that it is altogether more probable that he was not the author of this book.
www.ccel.org /ccel/augustine/doctrine.ii.html   (290 words)

 Four Linux books that'll get you going (EasyPrint)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This month, I've selected four books that can help you answer these questions, get started with Linux, and learn how various Linux services and resources compare with their Windows server counterparts.
This book is a whopping 788 pages long and reminds me of the old-school UNIX books we used to read back in the 80s.
This book is one of the more comprehensive on the topic, although you're certainly going to need more Linux resources than this one book.
www.dominopower.com /issuesprint/issue200502/00001486.html   (1329 words)

 Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide
The product of months of writing and years of experience, this book does its best to fully and clearly explain the workings of CSS1, from obscure properties to the theooretical underpinnings of visual layout.
In addition, the book features some "real-world" case studies, an overview of changes in CSS2, a property reference, useful sites on-line, and the April 2000 version of the CSS1 Master Support Chart.
You can prop this book open and use it as a crib sheet when you're facing tough deadlines, or you can read it on a sunny, secluded hillside and extrapolate its concepts into artistic ideas of your own.
www.meyerweb.com /eric/books   (541 words)

 Guided Reading
Little books based on the big books are read and reread with partners, then individually or in small groups.
As the year progresses, the shared reading of big books continues to be a part of Guided Reading, while other books, not big and not predictable, are added.
These books might be part of a basal series or multiple copies of trade books.
www.four-blocks.com /greading.htm   (416 words)

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