Persepolis

Persepolis
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Random House
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2008
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 009952399X

Wise, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, IPersepolis: The Story of a Childhood /Itells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq.

Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis

Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis
Author: Walter Burkert
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2007-04-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 0674023994

At the distant beginning of Western civilization, according to European tradition, Greece stands as an insular, isolated, near-miracle of burgeoning culture. This book traverses the ancient world's three great centers of cultural exchange--Babylonian Nineveh, Egyptian Memphis, and Iranian Persepolis--to situate classical Greece in its proper historical place, at the Western margin of a more comprehensive Near Eastern-Aegean cultural community that emerged in the Bronze Age and expanded westward in the first millennium B.C. In concise and inviting fashion, Walter Burkert lays out the essential evidence for this ongoing reinterpretation of Greek culture. In particular, he points to the critical role of the development of writing in the ancient Near East, from the achievement of cuneiform in the Bronze Age to the rise of the alphabet after 1000 B.C. From the invention and diffusion of alphabetic writing, a series of cultural encounters between "Oriental" and Greek followed. Burkert details how the Assyrian influences of Phoenician and Anatolian intermediaries, the emerging fascination with Egypt, and the Persian conquests in Ionia make themselves felt in the poetry of Homer and his gods, in the mythic foundations of Greek cults, and in the first steps toward philosophy. A journey through the fluid borderlines of the Near East and Europe, with new and shifting perspectives on the cultural exchanges these produced, this book offers a clear view of the multicultural field upon which the Greek heritage that formed Western civilization first appeared.

A Rush of Wings

A Rush of Wings
Author: Laura E. Weymouth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-11-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 1534493093

In the eighteenth-century Scotland Highlands, untutored cailleach Rowenna must master her craft to free her cursed brothers, thwart a charismatic tyrant, and save her village.

Persepolis Recreated

Persepolis Recreated
Author:
Publisher:
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2004
Genre: Iran
ISBN:

Visual recreation of the ancient city of Persepolis, as it was 2500 years ago.

Embroideries

Embroideries
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Random House
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2010-07-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1407016792

From the bestselling author of Persepolis comes this humorous and enlightening look at the sex lives of Iranian women. Embroideries gathers together Marjane's tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbours for an afternoon of tea-drinking and talk. Naturally, the subject turns to loves, sex and vagaries of men...

The Dark Mirror

The Dark Mirror
Author: Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2007-04-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1429913584

THE DARK MIRROR is the first book in Juliet Marillier's Bridei Chronicles. Bridei is a young nobleman fostered at the home of Broichan, one of the most powerful druids in the land. His earliest memories are not of hearth and kin but of this dark stranger who while not unkind is mysterious in his ways. The tasks that he sets Bridei appear to have one goal--to make him a vessel for some distant purpose. What that purpose is Bridei cannot fathom but he trusts the man and is content to learn all he can about the ways of the world. But something happens that will change Bridei's world forever...and possible wreck all of Broichan's plans. For Bridei finds a child on their doorstep on a bitter MidWinter Eve, a child seemingly abandoned by the fairie folk. It is uncommonly bad luck to have truck with the Fair Folk and all counsel the babe's death. But Bridei sees an old and precious magic at work here and heedless of the danger fights to save the child. Broichan relents but is wary. The two grow up together and as Bridei comes to manhood he sees the shy girl Tuala blossom into a beautiful woman. Broichan sees the same process and feels only danger...for Tuala could be a key part in Bridei's future...or could spell his doom. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Monsters Are Afraid of the Moon

Monsters Are Afraid of the Moon
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2006-09-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1582347441

When Marie brings the moon into her bedroom, it scares away the monsters who have tormented her but also causes problems which only the village cats can help solve.

The Complete Persepolis

The Complete Persepolis
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2007
Genre: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
ISBN:

A MEMOIR OF GROWING UP AS A GIL IN REVOLUTIONARY IRAN, PERSEPOLISE PRIVIDES A UNIQUEGLIMPLSE INTO A NEARLY UNKNOWN AND UNREACHABLE WAY OF LIFE.

How Your House Works

How Your House Works
Author: Charlie Wing
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-07-24
Genre: House & Home
ISBN: 1119473527

The updated and highly illustrated guide to understanding how just about everything in your house works! The revised and updated third edition of How Your House Works is a hands-on guide that gives you the low-down on why your faucet is leaking, your dishwasher is overflowing, or your furnace is on the fritz. This comprehensive book is your reference to virtually everything in your house with richly illustrated explanations of electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows. This must-have book answers most questions homeowners face when repairs are needed or when a new house or addition is in your future. How Your House Works is filled with easy-to-understand illustrations that show how things should be put together and how they function. The book also highlights issues outside the house as well as clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture and mold, and passive solar heating. Using the illustrations and the author’s clear explanations might save you the expense of calling a professional. This invaluable guide: Offers a colorful resource to home electrical systems, HVAC, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors and windows, sustainability, and much more Includes easy-to-follow information for troubleshooting problems Contains dozens of new full-color illustrations Presents new chapters on solar power and smart home technologies Helps homeowners save money on many common household repairs Written for homeowners with little or no knowledge of home maintenance or repair, How Your House Works is your illustrated and updated guide to understanding how appliances, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and more work!