The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl S. Buck,Emily Hutchinson
Pages: 92
ISBN: 0785795286
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Release: 1999-10-01
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.

The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0413367002
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Release: 1931
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1100353086
Available:
Release: 1933
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Pages: 296
ISBN: UOM:39076002617459
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Reader's Digest Children's Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Wang Lang, a simple peasant farmer, takes as a wife a battered slave girl who becomes an indomitable, loyal woman. Working the land together, they prosper and increase their holdings, yet Wang eventually betrays his family and neglects the earth he had worshiped.

Shackleton

Shackleton
Author: Nick Bertozzi
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781596434516
Available:
Release: 2014-06-17
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A graphic recounting of explorer Ernest Shackleton's ambitious journey to Antarctica dramatically illuminates the unprecedented expedition that cost many of his companions their lives. By the best-selling illustrator of Houdini: The Handcuff King. Original.

Pearl Buck in China

Pearl Buck in China
Author: Hilary Spurling
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781416540427
Available:
Release: 2010-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a tribute to the life and work of the author known for her books portraying ordinary life in China, covering her fundamentalist upbringing, witness to the Boxer Rebellion, and two marriages.

The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Pages: 448
ISBN: 147673304X
Available:
Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Washington Square Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

When O-lan, a servant girl, marries the peasant Wang Lung, she toils tirelessly through four pregnancies for their family's survival. Reward at first is meagre, but there is sustenance in the land - until the famine comes. Half-starved, the family joins thousands of peasants to beg on the city streets. It seems that all is lost, until O-lan's desperate will to survive returns them home with undreamt of wealth. But they have betrayed the earth from which true wealth springs, and the family's money breeds only mistrust, deception - and heartbreak for the woman who had saved them. THE GOOD EARTH is a riveting family saga and story of female sacrifice - a classic of twentieth-century literature.

Sons

Sons
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Pages: 313
ISBN: 9781453263471
Available:
Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The second installment in Pearl S. Buck’s acclaimed Good Earth trilogy: the powerful story of three brothers whose greed will bring their family to the brink of ruin Sons begins where The Good Earth ended: Revolution is sweeping through China. Wang Lung is on his deathbed in the house of his fathers, and his three sons stand ready to inherit his hard-won estate. One son has taken the family’s wealth for granted and become a landlord; another is a thriving merchant and moneylender; the youngest, an ambitious general, is destined to be a leader in the country. Through all his life’s changes, Wang did not anticipate that each son would hunger to sell his beloved land for maximum profit. At once a tribute to early Chinese fiction, a saga of family dissension, and a depiction of the clashes between old and new, Sons is a vivid and compelling masterwork of fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

A House Divided

A House Divided
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9781453263488
Available:
Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A man returns to his native China to find upheaval in both his homeland and his family in this novel by a New York Times–bestselling author. On the eve of a popular rebellion, the Chinese government starts to crack down in cities across the country. Fleeing the turmoil, Wang Yuan, the son of a famous general and grandson of the patriarch of The Good Earth, leaves for America to study agriculture. When he returns to China six years later, he encounters a nation still in the grip of violent uprisings. Unprepared for the social upheaval, Wang is torn by the tensions between old traditions and new ways, and by his formidable family, whose struggles he hopes to solve. A reflective finale to Buck’s groundbreaking and bestselling trilogy, A House Divided is a rich and unforgettable portrait of a family—and a nation—in transition. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

House of Earth

House of Earth
Author: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Pages: 783
ISBN: UOM:39015019381618
Available:
Release: 1935
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Wang Lang, a simple peasant farmer takes as a wife a battered slave girl who becomes a indomitable, loyal woman. Working the land together they prosper and increase their holdings, yet Wang eventually betrays his family and neglects the earth he had worshipped.

The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl S. Buck,Stephanie Reents
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1416500189
Available:
Release: 2005-03-29
Editor: Pocket Classics
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.

The Good Earth Introduction to Earth Science

The Good Earth  Introduction to Earth Science
Author: David McConnell,David Steer,Katharine Owens,Catherine Knight
Pages: 529
ISBN: 0077270975
Available:
Release: 2009-09-25
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Good Earth is the product of collaboration between the content rigor provided by Earth Science specialists (McConnell, Steer) and the results of research on learning as contributed by pedagogical experts (Knight, Owens). The Good Earth has been explicitly designed to be compatible with inquiry-based, active learning in the college classroom. The structural elements of this text will allow the instructor to incorporate these student-centered teaching methods into their Earth Science course. The authors have tested the book’s content and pedagogy in large Earth Science classes for non-majors that are populated with mostly freshmen. Their experiences show that the materials and methods in The Good Earth can improve students’ learning, increase daily attendance, reduce attrition, and increase students’ enthusiasm in comparison with classes taught following a traditional lecture format. The authors have chosen to emphasize three scientific themes throughout the text: i) scientific literacy; ii) Earth Science and the human experience; and, iii) the science of global change. The discussion of scientific methods is woven into the text throughout. They have included numerous examples of human interaction with the Earth that can serve as entry points for students to appreciate the nature of science. Global change is a theme that is evident in much current Earth Science research so our authors have used global change as a content theme throughout the book.

The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Pages: 357
ISBN: 9781453263563
Available:
Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, New York Times–bestselling novel about a peasant farmer and his family in early twentieth-century China. The Good Earth is Buck’s classic story of Wang Lung, a Chinese peasant farmer, and his wife, O-lan, a former slave. With luck and hard work, the couple’s fortunes improve over the years: They are blessed with sons, and save steadily until one day they can afford to buy property in the House of Wang—the very house in which O-lan used to work. But success brings with it a new set of problems. Wang soon finds himself the target of jealousy, and as good harvests come and go, so does the social order. Will Wang’s family cherish the estate after he’s gone? And can his material success, the bedrock of his life, guarantee anything about his soul? Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the William Dean Howells Award, The Good Earth was an Oprah’s Book Club choice in 2004. A readers’ favorite for generations, this powerful and beautifully written fable resonates with universal themes of hope and family unity. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

She s Come Undone

She s Come Undone
Author: Wally Lamb
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781471105340
Available:
Release: 2012-12-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meet Dolores Price. She's thirteen, wise-mouthed but wounded. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the chocolate, crisps and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly up. In his extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch an incredible ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably loveable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections.

The Village by the Sea

The Village by the Sea
Author: Anita Desai
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780141362847
Available:
Release: 2015-07-02
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Village by the Sea is a survival story by the novelist Anita Desai. Set in a small fishing villlage near Bombay, Lila and Hari, aged 13 and 12, struggle to keep the family, including two young sisters, going when their mother is ill and their father usually the worse for drink. When Hari goes to Bombay to find work, Lila seems to be responsible for everything. Although the book paints a picture of extreme poverty, it demonstrates the strength of the family even in the most extreme circumstances and offers a powerful picture of another culture. Reissued in 'A Puffin Book' series of Puffin modern classics, The Village by the Sea continues to engage young readers of 8+.

The Poetry of Rilke

The Poetry of Rilke
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781466872660
Available:
Release: 2014-06-03
Editor: North Point Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the past twenty-five years, North Point Press has been working with Edward Snow, "Rilke's best contemporary translator" (Brian Phillips, The New Republic), to bring into English Rilke's major poetic works. The Poetry of Rilke—the single most comprehensive volume of Rilke's German poetry ever to be published in English—is the culmination of this effort. With more than two hundred and fifty selected poems by Rilke, including complete translations of the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies, The Poetry of Rilke spans the arc of Rilke's work, from the breakthrough poems of The Book of Hours to the visionary masterpieces written only weeks before his death. This landmark bilingual edition also contains all of Snow's commentaries on Rilke, as well as an important new introduction by the award-winning poet Adam Zagajewski. The Poetry of Rilke will stand as the authoritative single-volume translation of Rilke into English for years to come.

God s Good Earth

God   s Good Earth
Author: Jon Garvey
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781532652028
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Release: 2019-01-14
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

God's world was created "very good," Genesis chapter 1 tells us, and in this book Jon Garvey rediscovers the truth, known to the Church for its first 1,500 years but largely forgotten now, that the fall of mankind did not lessen that goodness. The natural creation does not require any apologies or excuses, but rather celebration and praise. The author's re-examination of the scriptural evidence, the writings of two millennia of Christian theologians, and the physical evidence of the world itself lead to the conclusion that we, both as Christians and as modern Westerners, have badly misunderstood our world. Restoring a truer vision of the goodness of the present creation can transform our own lives, sharpen the ministry of the church to the world of both people and nature, and give us a better understanding of what God always intended to bring about through Christ in the age to come.

Good Earth

Good Earth
Author: Anonim
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1773101978
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Walter Ostrom has been described as an "innovative traditionalist," a disruptive force shaking up ceramic conventions while simultaneously enriching them. Hired to teach studio and Asian art history at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1969, Ostrom was one of many American artists who moved north to Canada in the fallout from the Vietnam War. Ostrom's work, from his embrace of conceptual art in the 1970s to his current exploration of the vast history, hybridization, and social foundation of ceramics, marks him as a major force in the development of contemporary ceramics. As Ray Cronin writes, Ostrom's works "declare themselves to be art and craft at once, tradition and innovation merged, beauty and function reconciled, thought and action combined. What more could one ask from any work of art?" Accompanying a major retrospective exhibition at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia opening in May 2020, Good Earth features essays by leading scholars and curators along with full-colour reproductions of over fifty examples of Ostrom's works.

The Good Earth

The Good Earth
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1501132776
Available:
Release: 2018-07-24
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Pearl S. Buck’s Pulitzer Prize–winning classic about the rise and fall of Chinese villagers before World War I comes to life in this evocative graphic novel by New York Times bestselling author Nick Bertozzi. Although more than eighty years have passed since Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. This indelible portrait of China in the 1920s, when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings, tells the moving story of honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-Lan. It is must reading to fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during the last century. Displaying his Eisner Award–winning talents, New York Times bestselling author Nick Bertozzi brings Buck’s epic novel to life with incredible imagery in this “finely rendered showcase…that perfectly captures the story’s timeless subject matter while also underscoring the antiquity of the depicted world” (Kirkus Reviews). Bertozzi retraces the whole cycle of life depicted in Buck’s original novel: its terrors, its passions, its ambitions, and its rewards. Now The Good Earth—the universal tale of an ordinary family caught in the tide of history—offers a whole new dimension with these beautiful, evocative images.

The Good Earth Introduction to Earth Science

The Good Earth  Introduction to Earth Science
Author: Catherine Knight,Lisa E. Park,Katharine Owens,David Steer, Ph.D.,David A McConnell
Pages: 560
ISBN: 0078022886
Available:
Release: 2017-01-27
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Good Earth is the product of collaboration between the content rigor provided by Earth Science specialists and the results of research on learning. The Good Earth has been explicitly designed to be compatible with active learning teaching strategies in the college classroom. The structural elements of this text will allow the instructor to incorporate these student-centered teaching methods into their Earth Science course. The authors have tested the book’s content and pedagogy in large Earth Science classes for non-majors that are populated with mostly freshmen. Their experiences show that the materials and methods in The Good Earth can improve students’ learning, increase daily attendance, reduce attrition, and increase students’ enthusiasm in comparison with classes taught following a traditional lecture format. The authors have chosen to emphasize three scientific themes throughout the text: i) scientific literacy; ii) Earth Science and the human experience; and, iii) the science of global change. The discussion of scientific methods is woven into the text throughout. They have included numerous examples of human interaction with the Earth that can serve as entry points for students to appreciate the nature of science. Global change is a theme that is evident in much current Earth Science research so our authors have used global change as a content theme throughout the book.