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Reflecting on Nana

By Bernice Chitnis
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317225139
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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First published in 1991, this book radically challenged the view of Nana as the story of an old fashioned femme fatale and reinterprets her as a feminist heroine who manages to overturn patriarchy. The author shows how Nana confronts the traditional social order and offers an alternative version. This work gives not just an original approach to the heroine herself, but the story of Zola’s struggle with his vision of her and the subversive values she represents. This book will be of interest to students of literature and feminism.

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 964
  • File Pdf: nana-s-gift-and-the-red-geranium.pdf

Book Summary:

Bask in the sunshine of two heartwarming stories from best-selling author Janette Oke! In Nana’s Gift, a matriarch’s heirloom pearls serve to remind a young woman of what’s truly priceless. And in The Red Geranium, a loving child offers his great-grandmother something uniquely precious—and unforgettable. Two beautiful stories—gifts from the heart of immeasurable value.

My Nana's Garden

By Dawn Casey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Isbn : 1787417921
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 114
  • File Pdf: my-nana-s-garden.pdf

Book Summary:

Grandmother's Garden is tangled with weeds, "Wildflowers, says grandma, food for the bees." A little girl visits her grandmother in summer and winter, and together they explore the wonders of Grandmother's garden. One day, Grandmother isn't there anymore, but as winter gives way to spring, the girl learns that life goes on and so does the memory of those we love.

Pigments, Pigment Cells and Pigment Patterns

By Hisashi Hashimoto,Makoto Goda,Ryo Futahashi,Robert Kelsh,Toyoko Akiyama
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 9811614903
  • Pages : 472
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 717
  • File Pdf: pigments-pigment-cells-and-pigment-patterns.pdf

Book Summary:

This book comprehensively summarizes the biological mechanisms of coloration and pattern formation of animals at molecular and cellular level, offering up-to-date knowledge derived from remarkable progress in the last 10 years. The brilliant coloration, conspicuous patterns and spectacular color changes displayed by some vertebrates and invertebrates are generally their strategies of the utmost importance for survival. Consists of mainly three parts, starts with introductory chapter, such as Pigments and Pigment Organelles, Developmental Genetics of Pigment Cell Formation, Adult Pigment Patterns, and Color Changes, this book introduces new pigment compounds in addition to classically known pigments and organelles, explains how the generation of multiple types of pigment cell is genetically controlled, describes the mechanisms underlying the zebrafish stripe formation as well as other animals and also summarizes the mechanism of physiological and morphological color changes of teleost, amphibian and cephalopod. Written by experts in the field, this book will be essential reading for graduate students and researchers in biological fields who are interested in pigmentation mechanisms of animals.

Reflections from Jackie's World

By Jacqualine K. Boog
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 1664222650
  • Pages : 172
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 896
  • File Pdf: reflections-from-jackie-s-world.pdf

Book Summary:

I didn’t realize I had any talent for writing until I began posting my little stories on Facebook. Friends began to suggest they belonged in a book to be used as a devotional. And so here it is, my second book. As you read you will meet my family, my church, and my friends and will grow to love them as I do. You will also see how they inspire me daily to write. God has given me a special ability to pull from the ordinary and watch Him make it extraordinary. He shows me how to take the little things and use them to challenge us all to live a life more pleasing to Him. He has also given me a unique sense of humor and if you add that to the mix you get what my husband refers to as “Jackie-isms”. My hope is that my musings will encourage you, make you smile or even laugh out loud, and remind you that you are a beloved child of the most high King. Enjoy a story one day at a time or read through several as you relax for the evening. However you decide, just enjoy the ride through Jackie’s World!

The Early Years Reflective Practice Handbook

By Avril Brock
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136302670
  • Pages : 404
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 889
  • File Pdf: the-early-years-reflective-practice-handbook.pdf

Book Summary:

What do early childhood practitioners need to know about reflection and reflective practice? Ongoing reforms in early childhood care and education social policy affect all aspects of young children’s and their families’ lives. Decisions are being undertaken at a rapid pace and there is a need for those working in the field of Early Years to consolidate and reflect on their knowledge and practice, building on what they already know. This timely new book aims to support reflective practice for those working with young children in everyday work and in the wider political context, whatever their professional role and whatever level of qualification they hold. It takes a fresh look at a breadth of issues relating to early childhood care and education reflecting on policy, knowledge and practice. Incorporating practical reflection activities, case studies, exemplar scenarios and questions in each chapter the book considers: policy developments and how these have affected young children and their families issues around socio-culturalism, language, ethnicity, disposition, gender, inclusion and socio-economics when working with families learning through play and the notions of quality, observation and assessment and continuity contemporary issues that practitioners and students on placement may encounter in their everyday work deepening reflective thinking and practice through ongoing and continuing professional development. With practical guidance to help the reader reflect on their own practice, this text offers invaluable support to early years practitioners looking to develop their career and achieving higher qualification at both undergraduate and at Master’s level. The book is a must for students on early years courses including early childhood studies, initial teacher training and early years teacher status.

Nana

By Émile Zola
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141906596
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 722
  • File Pdf: nana.pdf

Book Summary:

Born to drunken parents in the slums of Paris, Nana lives in squalor until she is discovered at the Théâtre des Variétés. She soon rises from the streets to set the city alight as the most famous high-class prostitute of her day. Rich men, Comtes and Marquises fall at her feet, great ladies try to emulate her appearance, lovers even kill themselves for her. Nana's hedonistic appetite for luxury and decadent pleasures knows no bounds - until, eventually, it consumes her. Nana provoked outrage on its publication in 1880, with its heroine damned as 'the most crude and bestial sort of whore', yes the language of the novel makes Nana almost a mythical figure: a destructive force preying on a corrupt society.

THOUGHTS OF A MAN Reflections Of Love and Society

By Raymond Spencer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781456848361
  • Pages : 191
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 317
  • File Pdf: thoughts-of-a-man-reflections-of-love-and-society.pdf

Book Summary:

Raymond began his path in “Conflict Resolution” and “Advanced Problem Solving” while in prison as an inmate representative. He served as the liaison for the inmate population and the prison administration. While in prison, Mr. Spencer graduated from “Jim Brown’s Amer-I-Can Program” and became a facilitator and advocate. Book knowledge and street credibility have made Raymond the voice of reason for the thug and the administrator. Great communication skills coupled with the ability to negotiate on multiple levels, makes Raymond a vital component in todays society. Raymond also partnered with several community groups, including “DaScene”, Earl Best; “The Street Doctor”, “The Street Warriors”, Ras Baraka and others to address the many injustices that plague “The City of Newark”, and its residents. Raymond is also affiliated with our local school system by way of partnerships with “Louise A. Spencer School” and The Giants Academy, “East Orange High School”(alma mater, 1985), and “The Isaiah House”; a shelter for teenage girls. Raymond Spencer’s Love and passion for the family structure propels him forward in his personal journey to reconnect the family ties and save our children.

Nanaville

By Anna Quindlen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 0812996119
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 441
  • File Pdf: nanaville.pdf

Book Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The perfect gift for new parents and grandparents this Mother’s Day: a bighearted book of wisdom, wit, and insight, celebrating the love and joy of being a grandmother, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and #1 bestselling author “This tender book should be required reading for grandparents everywhere.”—Booklist (starred review) “I am changing his diaper, he is kicking and complaining, his exhausted father has gone to the kitchen for a glass of water, his exhausted mother is prone on the couch. He weighs little more than a large sack of flour and yet he has laid waste to the living room: swaddles on the chair, a nursing pillow on the sofa, a car seat, a stroller. No one cares about order, he is our order, we revolve around him. And as I try to get in the creases of his thighs with a wipe, I look at his, let’s be honest, largely formless face and unfocused eyes and fall in love with him. Look at him and think, well, that’s taken care of, I will do anything for you as long as we both shall live, world without end, amen.” Before blogs even existed, Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood, and modern life, in her nationally syndicated column. Now she’s taking the next step and going full nana in the pages of this lively, beautiful, and moving book about being a grandmother. Quindlen offers thoughtful and telling observations about her new role, no longer mother and decision-maker but secondary character and support to the parents of her grandson. She writes, “Where I once led, I have to learn to follow.” Eventually a close friend provides words to live by: “Did they ask you?” Candid, funny, frank, and illuminating, Quindlen’s singular voice has never been sharper or warmer. With the same insights she brought to motherhood in Living Out Loud and to growing older in Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, this new nana uses her own experiences to illuminate those of many others. Praise for Nanaville “Witty and thoughtful . . . Nanaville serves up enough vivid anecdotes and fresh insights—about childhood, about parenthood, about grandparenthood and about life—to make for a gratifying read.”—The New York Times “Classic, bittersweet Quindlen . . . [Her] wonder at seeing her eldest child grow into his new role is lovely and moving. . . . The best parts of Nanaville are the charming vignettes of Quindlen's solo time with her grandson.”—NPR

Nana

By Ai Yazawa
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Isbn : 1421556464
  • Pages : 189
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 595
  • File Pdf: nana.pdf

Book Summary:

Nana's band Blast is taking off in a big way--from sold-out club dates to a record label waving a contract at them. But the Trapnest menace still lurks, stealing away everything she cares for. Trapnest took her boyfriend, and even though Ren is back in her life, his band still comes first. And now her trusty sidekick Hachi is being lured away by Trapnest bassist Takumi. But this time, Nana won't give up without a fight! -- VIZ Media