Thomas' Big Book of Beginner Books

Author: W. Awdry

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0449816435

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 219

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Collects six stories about Thomas and his friends on the island of Sodor, including "Go, Train, Go!," in which Thomas gives a ride to a judge who is in a big hurry to get to a train show.

Good Night, Thomas

Author: N.A

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307976971

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 10

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Thomas sees a shooting star and goes out looking for it. On board pages.

The History of Tourism

Thomas Cook and the Origins of Leisure Travel

Author: Paul Smith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415193160

Category: Tourism

Page: 544

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Bringing together a collection of sources, this set explores the origins of organized tour holidays, as pioneered by the entrepreneurial Thomas Cook. The collection is international, covering tours in Britain and also Switzerland, America, Japan, China, India, Ceylon, Singapore, Israel and Palestine. As well as giving an insight into the workings of this long standing company, the works selected are also pieces of travel and history. For example, Thomas Cook's Letters from the Sea and Foreign Lands.. (1872) gives details not only of the height of the Yosemite Waterfalls (as well as the Indian and American names), but also baggage allowances on French and Italian railways, itineraries for journeys from Liverpool to Alexandria via New York, Chicago, Yokohama, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Singapore and Delhi. The first three volumes in the set are all facsimile reproductions. The fourth volume is a new publication. The set also contains an introduction which places the works selected in the appropriate historical and contemporary context.


Book Three of the Deptford Histories

Author: Robin Jarvis

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811854122

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 356

Two country mice are tricked into boarding a ship and embark on an adventure during which they try to keep a fragment of a jade egg from falling into the hands of those who wish to use it to return the evil known as Gorscarrigern to the world.

The Poems of Dylan Thomas

Author: Dylan Thomas,Daniel Jones

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811215411

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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This new, revised edition of The Poems of Dylan Thomas is based on the collection edited by Thomas's life-long friend and fellow poet, Daniel Jones, first published by New Directions in 1971. Jones started with the ninety poems Thomas selected for his Collected Poems in 1952 (at a time when the poet expected that many years of work still lay ahead of him) and, after exhaustive research and consideration, added one hundred previously finished, though uncollected, poems (including twenty-six juvenile works), and two unfinished poems, and arranged them all in chronological order of composition, creating the most complete edition of Thomas's poems ever published. This revised edition contains all the original material and incorporates textual corrections. Also included are an introduction and concise notes by Daniel Jones, a brief chronology of the poet's life, and a compact disc containing vintage recordings of Thomas reading eight of his poems in his famous "Welsh-singing" style, making this edition of The Poems of Dylan Thomas a truly remarkable collection.

Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences

Author: Stephen Polgar,Shane A. Thomas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702041947

Category: Medical

Page: 235

View: 312

The sixth edition of this book has two overall aims: to introduce the fundamental principles of research methodology and explain how these principles are applied for conducting research in the health sciences and to demonstrate how evidence produced through research is applied to solving problems in everday health care.

First Generation Entry Into Higher Education

Author: Thomas, Liz,Quinn, Jocey

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335217908

Category: Education

Page: 150

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Drawing on international comparative research, this book explores the access and success of under-represented groups in tertiary education through the lens of 'first generation entrants'. It considers the participation and success of targeted equity groups in higher education internationally.

Odd Thomas

An Odd Thomas Novel

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307414274

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Meet Odd Thomas, the unassuming young hero of Dean Koontz’s dazzling New York Times bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who offers up his heart in these pages and will forever capture yours. “The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. But this time it’s different. A stranger comes to Pico Mundo, accompanied by a horde of hyena-like shades who herald an imminent catastrophe. Aided by his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, Odd will race against time to thwart the gathering evil. His account of these shattering hours, in which past and present, fate and destiny, converge, is a testament by which to live—an unforgettable fable for our time destined to rank among Dean Koontz’s most enduring works.

The Caucasus

An Introduction

Author: Thomas de Waal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199746200

Category: History

Page: 272

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In this fascinating book, noted journalist Thomas de Waal--author of the highly acclaimed Black Garden--makes the case that while the Caucasus is often treated as a sub-plot in the history of Russia, or as a mere gateway to Asia, the five-day war in Georgia, which flared into a major international crisis in 2008, proves that this is still a combustible region, whose inner dynamics and history deserve a much more complex appreciation from the wider world. In The Caucasus, de Waal provides this richer, deeper, and much-needed appreciation, one that reveals that the South Caucasus--Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, and their many smaller regions, enclaves, and breakaway entities--is a fascinating and distinct world unto itself. Providing both historical background and an insightful analysis of the period after 1991, de Waal sheds light on how the region has been scarred by the tumultuous scramble for independence and the three major conflicts that broke out with the end of the Soviet Union--Nagorny Karabakh, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia. The book examines the region as a major energy producer and exporter; offers a compelling account of the Rose Revolution in Georgia, the rise of Mikheil Saakashvili, and the August 2008 war; and considers the failure of the South Caucasus, thus far, to become a single viable region. In addition, the book features a dozen or so "boxes" which provide brief snapshots of such fascinating side topics as the Kurds, Turkish-Armenian rapprochement, the promotion of the region as the "Soviet Florida," and the most famous of all Georgians, Stalin. The Caucasus delivers a vibrantly written and timely account of this turbulent region, one that will prove indispensable for all concerned with world politics. It is, as well, a stimulating read for armchair travelers and for anyone curious about far-flung corners of the world.

Classroom Interaction

Author: Ann Malamah-Thomas

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780194371315

Category: Classroom management.

Page: 150

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An ELBS/LPBB edition is available

Thomas' 123 Book

Author: W. Awdry

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307982033

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 1775

The engines of Sodor go about their daily work schedule, in a book that counts the items each engine is carrying, from one cow to twenty whistles.

Happy Birthday, Thomas!

Author: Wilbert Vere Awdry

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780812489507

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1772

Launched in the fall of 1984, this series has become the premier paperback beginning-to-read line. Every title is in full color, and just about every book has been originated for the series. This is the only easy-to-read series that can boast of books with four levels of difficulty.

Diesel's Devious Deed and Other Thomas the Tank Engine Stories (Thomas & Friends)

Author: Rev. W. Awdry

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 037598612X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8543

Full-color photos. Diesel, the new engine, devises a plan to get back at Duck for causing the freight cars to laugh at him. This collection also features "Pop Goes the Diesel," "A Close Shave for Duck," and "Woolly Bear." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Black Holes

An Introduction

Author: Derek J. Raine,Edwin George Thomas

Publisher: Imperial College Press

ISBN: 1848163827

Category: Science

Page: 198

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This introduction to the fascinating subject of black holes fills a significant gap in the literature which exists between popular, non-mathematical expositions and advanced textbooks at the research level. It is designed for advanced undergraduates and first year postgraduates as a useful stepping-stone to the advanced literature. The book provides an accessible introduction to the exact solutions of Einstein's vacuum field equations describing spherical and axisymmetric (rotating) black holes. The geometry and physical properties of these spacetimes are explored through the motion of particles and light. The use of different coordinate systems, maximal extensions and Penrose diagrams is explained. The association of the surface area of a black hole with its entropy is discussed and it is shown that with the introduction of quantum mechanics black holes cease to be black and can radiate. This result allows black holes to satisfy the laws of thermodynamics and thus be consistent with the rest of physics. In this new edition the problems in each chapter have been revised and solutions are provided. The text has been expanded to include new material on wormholes and clarify various other issues.

Theology of Ministry

Author: Thomas F. O'Meara

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809138562

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 5327

A completely revised edition of a widely-used text that surveys the history, theology and present condition of ministry-both clerical and lay-in today's church.

Catch Me, Catch Me!

A Thomas the Tank Engine Story

Author: N.A

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

ISBN: 0679804854

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 485

Thomas the tank engine has a race with another train, one pulled by an engine larger than he is.

Research Skills for Management Studies

Author: Alan Berkeley Thomas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415268981

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 6375

The recent growth of interest in the systematic study of management has transformed a once neglected area of research into one that now attracts a huge number of postgraduate students. Despite this, there has been a distinct lack of research guides tailored specifically for management studies. Designed as a comprehensive introduction to the main phases of a research project, this textbook fills that void. It leads students from the very first stage of initiation through to final publication, considering the nature of research skills and the fundamental elements of the research process, whilst exploring the institutional context in which management research is carried out. Taking current debates and the surrounding philosophical and strategic issues in hand, this book combines the key theories with the best practical advice to offer a completely rounded introduction to the topic. It includes guidance and specific reference to real management research projects, as well as case examples, activities and further reading lists, and is essential reading for anyone undertaking a management studies research project.

The Gospel of Thomas and Christian Wisdom

Author: Stevan L. Davies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974566740

Category: Religion

Page: 204

View: 6935

Discovered in Egypt in 1945 as part of the Nag Hammadi Library, the Gospel of Thomas was long considered irrelevant to the study of Jesus' teachings. Stevan Davies' influential The Gospel of Thomas and Christian Wisdom overturned this view, and enabled the Gospel of Thomas to be taken seriously as a source for the earliest Christianity. This Bardic Press edition brings a classic work of accessible scholarshp back into print. A entirely new forty page introduction discusses recent developments in scholarship, looks at Thomas' independence from the New Testament gospels, discusses the role of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel Thomas, and offers a variety of valuable insights. A fascinating additional essay speculates that Thomas may have been used as an oracle text in a similar way to the I Ching.

Aesthetics of Opera in the Ancien Régime, 1647-1785

Author: Downing A. Thomas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521801881

Category: Music

Page: 411

View: 9393

This is the first study to recognize the broad impact of opera in early-modern French culture. Downing A. Thomas considers the use of operatic spectacle and music by Louis XIV as a vehicle for absolutism; the resistance of music to aesthetic and political agendas of the time; and the long-term development of opera in the eighteenth-century humanist culture. He argues that French opera moved away from the politics of the absolute monarchy in which it originated to address Englightenment concerns with sensibility and feeling. The book combines close readings of significant seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century operatic works, circumstantial writings and theoretical works on theater and opera, together with a measure of reception history. Thomas examines key works by Lully, Rameau, and Charpentier, among others, and extends his reach from the late seventeenth century to the end of the eighteenth.