Origins Of Chinese Sports 2008 Edition Epub

Author by : Lim SK
Languange : en
Publisher by : Asiapac Books Pte Ltd
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Description : Until the Los Angeles Olympics just over 20 years ago, China had never won an Olympic gold medal; today, she is one of the major medal contenders. China's sudden emergence as a sporting super power came as a surprise to many people. In reality, she has a long history of sports. Polo, wrestling, soccer, diving, acrobatics, martial arts, archery, marathon races, tug of war, swimming, ice skating and weight lifting were all popular sports in ancient China. Some sports were invented by the Chinese; others such as polo and marathon-style racing were developed by the different ethnic groups on the borders of the country and became popular within China as well. This book will enhance your appreciation of China as a sports nation and champion. Take a journey to rediscover the origins of various sports through Chinese history. Get set to enjoy the Beijing Olympics 2008 with all its fanfare!


Ceb Common English Bible Ebook Epub

Author by : Common English Bible
Languange : en
Publisher by : Common English Bible
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Description : Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation.


Playing With Fire An Exploration Of Loki Laufeyjarson Epub

Author by : Dagulf Loptson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Description : Everyone knows the Norse god Loki, or at least they think they do: He is the god of mischief, the trickster, the troublemaker of Asgard. To some, he is a destructive force to be defeated or restrained. To others, he is an amusing prankster, a friend, and an ally. Love him or hate him, he’s impossible to ignore. But is there more to Loki, or have we only scratched the surface? Playing With Fire is part historical exploration, part heartfelt devotional, written from the perspective of a devotee who has walked with this often misunderstood deity for over two decades. Go deeper with Loki and be surprised. Go all the way, and be transformed.


Modern Chinese History 2012 Edition Epub

Author by : Lim SK
Languange : en
Publisher by : Asiapac Books Pte Ltd
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Description : The period between 1840 and 1949 was a tumultuous one for China. The last Qing Emperor officially abdicated the throne in 1912 and the years following that were full of trials and tribulations. Sun Yat-sen was an important figure who had a major role in shaping China's modern history. There were also many other players in the fight for political power in China. Yuan Shikai, the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) were just some of them. This engaging book provides readers with descriptive articles and information on key figures and events that occurred in China from 1840 to 1949. Understanding the impact they had on China's modern history will give readers a better grasp of China's politics today.


Imf Survey Epub

Author by : International Monetary Fund
Languange : en
Publisher by : International Monetary Fund
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Description : John Lipsky's visit to South Africa and Mali, Latin American growth, Uruguay repays loan, Eastern Europe, Albania's economy, Belarus and Morocco, U.S. current account deficit, Francis Warnock, IMF governance, fiscal adjustment.


Ceb Common English Bible Catholic Edition Ebook Epub

Author by : Common English Bible
Languange : en
Publisher by : Common English Bible
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Total Read : 93
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Description : Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation.


Ceb Common English Bible With Apocrypha Ebook Epub

Author by : Common English Bible,
Languange : en
Publisher by : Common English Bible
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Total Read : 87
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File Size : 55,7 Mb
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Description : Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation. Contains Apocrypha books.


Fishing In The Styx

Author by : Ruth Park
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : The second volume of Ruth Park's autobiography is the tender portrait of her partnership with D'Arcy Niland in life and work. They were two talented, volatile people who shared dreams, disappointments and triumphs.


British Warships In The Age Of Sail 1714 1792

Author by : Rif Winfield
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pen and Sword
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Description : The new Hanoverian dynasty that came to power with the accession of George I in 1714 inherited the largest navy in the world. In the course of the century, this force would see a vast amount of action against nearly every major navy, reaching a pinnacle of success in the Seven Years War only to taste defeat in the American Revolutionary struggle, when it faced the combined navies of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and the rebellious colonies themselves. Considering the contribution to history of these ships, there is surprisingly little readily available on their careers. Now this gap is comprehensively filled by this superb reference book, outlining the service history of every ship, built, purchased or captured, that fought for the Royal Navy in the great wars of the eighteenth century—well over 2000 vessels.The book is organized by Rate, classification and class, with outline technical and building data, but followed by a concise summary of the careers of each ship in every class. This includes commissioning dates, refit periods, changes of captain, the stations where they served (and when), as well as details of any noteworthy actions in which they took part.It will enable anyone to follow up a casual reference to any warship, and will provide the researcher with a solid core of information on which to base further study. With nothing remotely like it in print, this is a work of the utmost importance to every naval historian and general reader interested in the navy of the sailing era.


British Warships In The Age Of Sail 1603 1714

Author by : Rif Winfield
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pen and Sword
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Description : The seventeenth century saw the transformation of Britain from a minor state on the fringes of Europe into a global economic power, whose interests were protected and promoted by the largest navy in the world. The character of this navy was forged by a bloody civil war, three fiercely disputed conflicts with the Dutch, and the first of many wars with the French. In the process the ships themselves were transformed from the surviving galleons that had defeated the Spanish Armada, through huge prestige vessels like Prince Royal and Sovereign of the Seas and the lightly built frigates of the Commonwealth era into warships that were recognizably ships of the line. These radical developments in the design and employment of warships can be followed in detail for the first time in this comprehensive new reference book, which outlines the history of every ship built, purchased or captured that saw naval service during this era.Like its companion volumes on the 1714–1792 and 1793–1817 periods, the book is organized by Rate, classification and class, with outline technical and building data, but followed by a concise summary of the careers of each ship in every class. With its unique depth of information, this is a work of the utmost importance to every naval historian and general reader interested in the navy of the sailing era.