Portable Childhoods

Author: Ellen Klages
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 1616960981
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Portable Childhoods. Portable Childhoods offers a tantalizing glimpse of what lies hidden just beyond the ordinary. Described by reviewers as timeless, delightful, chilling, and beautiful, this is short fiction at its best, emerging from a distinctive, powerful voice. The collection includes the Nebula Award–winning novelette “Basement Magic.”

Unequal Childhoods

Author: Annette Lareau
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520271424
Size: 74.41 MB
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Unequal Childhoods. This book is a powerful portrayal of class inequalities in the United States. It contains insightful analysis of the processes through which inequality is reproduced, and it frankly engages with methodological and analytic dilemmas usually glossed over in academic texts.

Wicked Wonders

Author: Ellen Klages
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 1616962623
Size: 13.10 MB
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Wicked Wonders. The award-winning author of The Green Glass Sea returns with smart and subversive new tales. A rebellious child identifies with wicked Maleficent instead of Sleeping Beauty. Best friends Anna and Corry share one last morning on Earth. A solitary woman inherits a penny arcade haunted by a beautiful stranger. A prep-school student requires more than luck when playing dice with a faerie. Ladies who lunch—dividing one last bite of dessert—delve into new dimensions of quantum politeness. Whether on a habitat on Mars or in a boardinghouse in London, discover Ellen Klages' wicked, wondrous adventures full of wit, empathy, and courage.

Wakulla Springs

Author: Andy Duncan
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466854901
Size: 18.75 MB
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Wakulla Springs. Wakulla Springs, in the deep jungle of the Florida panhandle, is the deepest submerged freshwater cave system in the world. In its unfathomable depths, a variety of curious creatures have left a record of their coming, of their struggle to survive, and of their eventual end. And that's just the local human beings over the last seventy-five years. Then there are the prehistoric creatures...and, just maybe, something else. Ranging from the late 1930s to the present day, "Wakulla Springs" is a tour de force of the human, the strange, and the miraculous. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Childhood S End

Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575121742
Size: 40.51 MB
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Childhood S End. Arthur C. Clarke's classic in which he ponders humanity's future and possible evolution When the silent spacecraft arrived and took the light from the world, no one knew what to expect. But, although the Overlords kept themselves hidden from man, they had come to unite a warring world and to offer an end to poverty and crime. When they finally showed themselves it was a shock, but one that humankind could now cope with, and an era of peace, prosperity and endless leisure began. But the children of this utopia dream strange dreams of distant suns and alien planets, and begin to evolve into something incomprehensible to their parents, and soon they will be ready to join the Overmind ... and, in a grand and thrilling metaphysical climax, leave the Earth behind.

The Science Explorer

Author: Pat Murphy
Publisher: Owl Books
ISBN: 9780805045369
Size: 42.82 MB
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The Science Explorer. Instructions for more than one hundred hands-on experiments, activities, and tricks provide young readers with a fascinating, interactive introduction to the world of scientific exploration. Original.

Disrupted Childhoods

Author: Jane A. Siegel
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813550106
Size: 36.33 MB
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Disrupted Childhoods. Disrupted Childhoods explores the issues that arise from a mother's confinement and provides first-person accounts of the experiences of children with moms behind bars. Jane A. Siegel offers a perspective that recognizes differences over the long course of a family's interaction with the criminal justice system. Presenting an unparalleled view into the children's lives both before and after their mothers are imprisoned, this book reveals the many challenges they face from the moment such a critical caregiver is arrested to the time she returns home from prison.

The Kingdom Of Childhood

Author: Rebecca Coleman
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 077831278X
Size: 80.49 MB
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The Kingdom Of Childhood. Thrown together to organize a fund-raiser for their private school, teacher Judy McFarland and student Zach Patterson, bonded by loneliness, embark on an affair that corrupts them both as the lines between adult and child are blurred.

Eclipse 1

Author: Jonathan Strahan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1597802735
Size: 24.40 MB
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Eclipse 1. An eclipse is a rare and unusual event, when the world is transformed and the sky becomes a dark eldritch thing. It's a time when anything could happen, when any kind of story just might be true. That sense of the strange and wonderful guides Eclipse: New Science Fiction and Fantasy, the first volume in an exciting new annual anthology series edited by acclaimed anthologist Jonathan Strahan. Set to become a major event on the science fiction and fantasy calendar,Eclipse: New Science Fiction and Fantasy gathers together new science fiction and fantasy stories by the best writers working today. You can see that in Eclipse 1, which features extraordinary tales by Peter S. Beagle, Jack Dann & Paul Brandon, Terry Dowling, Andy Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Eileen Gunn, Gwyneth Jones, Ellen Klages, Maureen F. McHugh, Garth Nix, Lucius Shepard, Bruce Sterling and Ysabeau S. Wilce.