New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * National Book Award Longlist From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come. Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be—with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. . . . Pax is a wonderful choice for independent reading, sharing in the classroom, homeschooling, and book groups. Plus, don't miss Here in the Real World, Sarah Pennypacker's next gorgeous and heartfelt middle grade novel!

Author ,
Isbn 0062377035
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-02-02
Pages 288
Language English
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Psychiatrist Gene Brewer doesn't have a diagnosis for the mysterious new patient who calls himself "prot" (rhymes with goat). But this strange and likeable man cannot be--as he claims--from the planet K-PAX. Or can he? Prot knows facts about space that are confounding the experts. He is soon revealing Dr. Brewer's own deepest pains and most sublime longings. And his tales of K-PAX have other patients competing to go along with him when he heads "home". Now the doctor is racing the clock to find prot's true identity before he losses a man whose "madness" might just save them all. . . Published in a dozens countries with movie rights sold to the producer of Field of Dreams, K-PAX has touched the hearts and expanded the horizons of readers around the world. It promises to join Robert Heinlein's classic Stranger in a Strange Land as a moving, thought-provoking masterpiece of modern-day fiction.

Author Dr. Gene Brewer
Isbn 9780312701321
Genre Fiction
Year 2001-01-15
Pages 256
Language English
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From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere. Ware can’t wait to spend summer “off in his own world”—dreaming of knights in the Middle Ages and generally being left alone. But then his parents sign him up for dreaded Rec camp, where he must endure Meaningful Social Interaction and whatever activities so-called “normal” kids do. On his first day Ware meets Jolene, a tough, secretive girl planting a garden in the rubble of an abandoned church next to the camp. Soon he starts skipping Rec, creating a castle-like space of his own in the church lot. Jolene scoffs, calling him a dreamer—he doesn’t live in the “real world” like she does. As different as Ware and Jolene are, though, they have one thing in common: for them, the lot is a refuge. But when their sanctuary is threatened, Ware looks to the knights’ Code of Chivalry: Thou shalt do battle against unfairness wherever faced with it. Thou shalt be always the champion of the Right and Good—and vows to save the lot. But what does a hero look like in real life? And what can two misfit kids do?

Author Sara Pennypacker
Isbn 0062698974
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-02-04
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF

OUTLAWS! Before the war, Orion Pax was part of the Establishment—until a friend opened his eyes to the truth behind the lies and he vowed to overthrow the system. Now, it seems as if his newfound enemies are willing to go to any lengths to see him dead—even if it means waiting four million years...

Author James Roberts
Isbn
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2020-04-11
Pages N.A
Language English
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'The boat appeared when I didn't expect or, frankly, need her. My bucket list was empty. Life was full...But sailing towards me was a boat that would stir the waters, waking decades of loss, revealing history untold, and restoring a legacy that was lost in the wind. For her and for me, I had to wade into that water. I had to go, to search, to find.' Having fallen hopelessly in love with a 1930s Danish spidsgatter, a beautifully constructed 25 ft wooden double-ender, Kaci embarks on an international search to unravel the mystery of the boat's past, and discovers the many lives Pax touched since she first hit the water in 1936. Kaci Cronkhite's seven year search for Pax's history is an elegant little gem, taking the reader aboard not only for sublime, wind-filled sails but also to eavesdrop the conversations and relationships that are built as she learns more about Pax's past, whilst hugely enjoying her present. Finding Pax is a story of discovery and reconnection like no other. The writing is poetic, spare, and full of wisdom: 'In sailing, in weather, in life and death, answers are not endings and questions are not to be feared. The unknowns keep us moving forward.'

Author Kaci Cronkhite
Isbn 1472958594
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2018-09-18
Pages 224
Language English
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A School Library Journal Popular Pick A young boy makes an unlikely friend on his way to school in this sweet and charming picture book from the illustrator of A Hop Is Up. One thing is for sure. Pax is the littlest everywhere he goes. In school. At playtime. On the train. Then Pax meets a pigeon at the park—he names him Blue and makes a friend who knows what it’s like to be small. And understanding each other can lead to the best friendships.

Author Lori Richmond
Isbn 1481451332
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 32
Language English
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From Clementine author Sara Pennypacker, this is a poignant middle-grade novel about two foster children who must find a way to work together in order to survive. Eleven-year-old Stella misses her (unreliable) mom, but she loves it at great-aunt Louise’s house. Louise lives on Cape Cod, where Stella hopes her mom will someday come and settle down. The only problem? Angel, the foster kid Louise has taken in. The two girls live together but there’s no way they’ll ever be friends. Then Louise suddenly passes away one morning—and Stella and Angel decide not to tell anyone. Now they have to depend on each other for survival. Now they are forced to trust each other with the biggest secret ever. With great empathy and humor, Sara Pennypacker tells the story of two very different girls who unexpectedly become each other’s true family.

Author Sara Pennypacker
Isbn 0062114514
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-04-24
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

The phrase “Konx om Pax” is a Greek translation of the ancient Egyptian words “Khabs am Pekht,” meaning, loosely, “an embodiment of light.” Konx Om Pax: Essays in Light is Aleister Crowley’s masterwork of Hermeticism and Magick. The book is a challenging but rewarding read.

Author Aleister Crowley
Isbn 1716907314
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2020-05-22
Pages N.A
Language English
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This book offers a uniquely comparative, case-study perspective on the anthropology of peace and reconciliation. In the contemporary world, the end of violent conflict often gives way to one, or a combination, of five interventions designed to strengthen “peace” and facilitate “reconciliation”. These interventions are: the reinvigoration of “traditional” conflict management mechanisms; the collection and preservation of testimony; truth commissions; international criminal trials; and memorialisation. Social anthropologists have challenged the received wisdom on which these interventions are based, arguing that they fail to adequately take into account and sensitively manage the needs and expectations of those who have lived through conflict. Exploring the five interventions through detailed ethnographic accounts from around the world, this book demonstrates that although social anthropologists adopt a critical stance, they do not dismiss “received wisdom” out of hand; rather, they advocate that interventions should be subject to continuous evaluation according to the evolving, often contradictory, needs and wishes of those who strive to survive among the ruins of their former lives. This is essential reading for scholars of peace studies, conflict resolution studies and those taking an anthropological approach to conflict, violence, human rights and law.

Author Nigel Eltringham
Isbn 1351164104
Genre Social Science
Year 2021-04-30
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF

This book by world-expert Barry Gough examines the period of Pax Britannica , in the century before World War I. Following events of those 100 years, the book follows how the British failed to maintain their global hegemony of sea power in the face of continental challenges.

Author B. Gough
Isbn 1137313153
Genre History
Year 2014-07-28
Pages 374
Language English
File format PDF

The Pax Romana is famous for having provided a remarkable period of peace and stability, rarely seen before or since. Yet the Romans were first and foremost conquerors, imperialists who took by force a vast empire stretching from the Euphrates in the east to the Atlantic coast in the west. Their peace meant Roman victory and was brought about by strength and dominance rather than co-existence with neighbours. The Romans were aggressive and ruthless, and during the creation of their empire millions died or were enslaved. But the Pax Romana was real, not merely the boast of emperors, and some of the regions in the Empire have never again lived for so many generations free from major wars. So what exactly was the Pax Romana and what did it mean for the people who found themselves brought under Roman rule? Acclaimed historian Adrian Goldsworthy tells the story of the creation of the Empire, revealing how and why the Romans came to control so much of the world and asking whether the favourable image of the Roman peace is a true one. He chronicles the many rebellions by the conquered, and describes why these broke out and why most failed. At the same time, he explains that hostility was only one reaction to the arrival of Rome, and from the start there was alliance, collaboration and even enthusiasm for joining the invaders, all of which increased as resistance movements faded away. A ground-breaking and comprehensive history of the Roman Peace, Pax Romana takes the reader on a journey from the bloody conquests of an aggressive Republic through the age of Caesar and Augustus to the golden age of peace and prosperity under diligent emperors like Marcus Aurelius, offering a balanced and nuanced reappraisal of life in the Roman Empire.

Author Adrian Goldsworthy
Isbn 0297864297
Genre History
Year 2016-08-11
Pages 528
Language English
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The second instalment of the Pax Britannica Trilogy by Jan Morris, recreates the British Empire at its dazzling climax - the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, celebrated as a festival of imperial strength, unity, and splendour. This classic work of history portrays a nation at the very height of its vigour and self-satisfaction, imposing on the rest of the world its traditions and tastes, its idealists and rascals. The Pax Britannica Trilogy also includes Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress and Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat. Together these three works of history trace the dramatic rise and fall of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. Jan Morris is world-renowned for her collection of travel writing and reportage, spanning over five decades and including such titles as Venice, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain, A Writer's World and most recently, Contact! 'In scholarship and humour this portrait of the British Empire before its decline and fall might, without undue optimism, be placed upon the same shelf as Edward Gibbon's history. As a survey of its subject, I doubt that Pax Britannica can ever, in this generation be surpassed.' Financial Times

Author Jan Morris
Isbn 0571265979
Genre History
Year 2010-11-25
Pages 576
Language English
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Five years to the day, almost to the second, after he disappeared form the Manhattan Psychiatric Institute, leaving his host body in a catatonic state, the being known as prot (rhymes with goat) has returned. Now, in sixteen more sessions with psychiatrist Gene Brewer, prot reveals that he has come back to escort a chosen few to his home planet, K-PAX. K-PAX is an idyllic planet free of the pain and suffering of earth. Prot has incredible insights into how to cure that suffering, and his radical ideas have made him a celebrity. Now, legions of people are longing to follow him home. But Dr. Brewer has heard it before. Five years ago, he discovered another person buried deep in prot's personality: Robert Porter of Montana. The mystery of Robert's illness and of prot's true origins lie deep within Robert's shattered psyche. Now Dr. Brewer must race against the clock to unlock the secrets of Robert's traumatic past and not only save his patient but maybe humanity.

Author Dr. Gene Brewer
Isbn 1429971282
Genre Fiction
Year 2007-04-01
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

"This hilarious sequel to Stuart's Cape is a witty chapter book about an eight-year-old worrier's first day of school. Our favorite worrier is back, and Stuart is about to start third grade. As he makes his way to the first day of school, wearing the worst outfit ever, what could a first-rate worrier do but worry? Stuart worries about getting stuck in the boys' bathroom and about not having anything to show for show-and-tell, but most of all, about not making any friends. With his cape, though, Stuart is bound to have a day full of wacky adventures."

Author Sara Pennypacker
Isbn 0545311837
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-05-26
Pages 64
Language English
File format PDF

The ABCs of z/OS System Programming is a eleven volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. If you would like to become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or if you are evaluating platforms to consolidate your e-business applications, the ABCs collection will serve as a powerful technical tool. This volume describes the basic system programming activities related to implementing and maintaining the z/OS installation, and provides details about the modules used to manage jobs and data. The topics covered are: Overview of the parmlib definitions and the IPL process. The parameters and system data sets necessary to IPL and run a z/OS operating system are described, along with the main daily tasks for maximizing performance of the z/OS system. Basic concepts related to subsystems, how to use the subsystem services provided by IBM subsystems, and planning considerations for setting up and writing your own subsystem. Job management in the z/OS system using the job entry subsystems JES2 and JES3. Detailed discussion of how JES2 and JES3 are used to receive jobs into the operating system, schedule them for processing by z/OS, and control their output processing. The link pack area (LPA), LNKLST, authorized libraries, and the role of VLF and LLA components. SMP/E Language Environment

Author Paul Rogers,Alvaro Salla,Miriam Gelinski,Sergio Munchen,Joao Natalino Oliveira,Monica Mataruco,Julio Grecco Neto,Antonio Orsi,IBM Redbooks
Isbn 0738431478
Genre Computers
Year 2008-09-12
Pages 442
Language English
File format PDF

Learn and Practice Proven Multiple Choice Strategies for Reading Comprehension, Word Problems and Basic Math! Plus powerful vocabulary learning techniques to get your vocabulary up to speed fast before the exam! If you are preparing for the NLN PAX-RN, PAX-PN, you probably want all the help you can get! PAX Test Strategy is your complete guide to answering multiple choice questions! You will learn: Powerful multiple choice strategies with practice questions for each strategy. Learn 15 powerful multiple choice strategies and then practice. Answer key for all practice questions with extensive commentary including tips, short-cuts and strategies. How to prepare for a multiple choice exam like the NLN PAX - make sure you are preparing properly and not wasting valuable study time! Who does well on multiple choice exams and who does not - and how to make sure you do!How to handle trick questions - usually there are one or two trick questions to separate the really good students from the rest - tips and strategies to handle these special questions.Math short-cuts, tips and tricks that will save you valuable exam time!Step-by-step strategy for answering multiple choice - on any subject!Common Mistakes on a Test - and how to avoid themHow to avoid test anxiety - how to avoid one of the most common reasons for low scores on a testHow to prepare for a test - proper preparation for your exam will definitely boost your score!How to psych yourself up for a test - tips on the the all-important mental preparation! Learn what you must do in the test room Includes over 200 practice questions! Once you learn our powerful multiple choice strategy techniques, practice them right away on reading comprehension, basic math and word problems! Multiple Choice Strategy and Practice Questions for: MathReading ComprehensionWord Problems Includes over 100 practice questions! Once you learn our powerful multiple choice strategy techniques, practice them right away on Reading Comprehension, basic math and word problems! Also included is How to Take a Test - The Complete GuideLet's face it: test-taking is really not easy! While some people seem to have the natural ability to know what to study, how to absorb and retain information, and how to stay calm enough while actually taking a test to earn a great score, most of us find taking tests to be sheer misery. This is one of the most important chapters! Here you will find out: How to Take a Test - The basicsIn the Test Room - What you MUST doCommon Mistakes on a Test - And how to avoid themMental Prep - How to psych yourself up for a test Maybe you have read this kind of thing before, and maybe feel you don't need it, and you are not sure if you are going to buy this book. Remember though, it only a few percentage points divide the PASS from the FAIL students. Even if our test tips increase your score by a few percentage points, isn't that worth it? Why not do everything you can to increase your score?

Author Complete Test Preparation Inc.
Isbn 1481135600
Genre Study Aids
Year 2012-12-01
Pages 258
Language English
File format PDF

Practice the PAX has over 300 Practice Test Questions, prepared by a dedicated team of exam experts, with detailed answer key with step-by-step solutions, exam tips and multiple choice strategies. Pass the PAX-RN! will help you: Learn faster Practice with 2 complete practice question sets (over 300 questions) Increase your score with multiple choice strategies from exam experts Make a PAX-RN study plan and study schedule Over 300 practice test questions for math, verbal (reading comprehension and vocabulary) and science. Maybe you have read this kind of thing before, and maybe feel you don't need it, and you are not sure if you are going to buy this Book. Remember though, it only a few percentage points divide the PASS from the FAIL students. Even if our test tips increase your score by a few percentage points, isn't that worth it? Why not do everything you can to get the best score on the PAX-RN?

Author Complete Test Preparation Inc.
Isbn 1927358043
Genre Medical
Year
Pages 210
Language English
File format PDF

'The boat appeared when I didn't expect or, frankly, need her. My bucket list was empty. Life was full...But sailing towards me was a boat that would stir the waters, waking decades of loss, revealing history untold, and restoring a legacy that was lost in the wind. For her and for me, I had to wade into that water. I had to go, to search, to find.' Having fallen hopelessly in love with a 1930s Danish spidsgatter, a beautifully constructed 25 ft wooden double-ender, Kaci embarks on an international search to unravel the mystery of the boat's past, and discovers the many lives Pax touched since she first hit the water in 1936. Kaci Cronkhite's seven year search for Pax's history is an elegant little gem, taking the reader aboard not only for sublime, wind-filled sails but also to eavesdrop the conversations and relationships that are built as she learns more about Pax's past, whilst hugely enjoying her present. Finding Pax is a story of discovery and reconnection like no other. The writing is poetic, spare, and full of wisdom: 'In sailing, in weather, in life and death, answers are not endings and questions are not to be feared. The unknowns keep us moving forward.'

Author Kaci Cronkhite
Isbn 1472958594
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2018-09-18
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

A bold argument that tackles current trends, such as rising nationalism, arguing that they strengthen rather than undermine transatlantic ties. Is the West finished as a political idea? In recent years, observers have begun pointing to signs that this transatlantic community is eroding. When the European Union expanded, the classic European nation state was in decline. Now, nationalism is on the rise. Furthermore, nations within the EU are less willing to cooperate with the US on policies that require sacrifice and risks, such as using military force alongside the US. Today, following the twin shocks of Brexit and Trump's election, the concept of a unified Western transatlantic community seems to be a relic. But, in Pax Transatlantica, the international historian Jussi Hanhimäki explains why the West is far from over. Hanhimäki argues that-despite Trump's inflammatory, dismissive rhetoric-NATO continues to provide robust security for its member states. NATO has survived by expanding its remit and scope, and it is viewed favorably by member states overall. Moreover, the transatlantic relationship boasts the richest and most closely connected transcontinental economy in the world. Despite the potential fallout from current trade wars-especially between the US and China-and the rise of economic nationalism, the West still benefits from significant transatlantic trade and massive investment flows. Lastly, Hanhimäki traces the parallel evolution of domestic politics on both sides of the Atlantic, focusing on the rise of populism. He contends that populism is not causing a rift between the US and Europe. Rather, the spread of populism evinces that their politics are in fact closely integrated. Shifts and even crises abound in the history of the transatlantic relationship. Still, the West endures. Conflicts, rather than undermining the relationship, illustrate its resilience. Hanhimäki shows that the transatlantic relationship is playing out this cycle today. Not only will the "Pax Transatlantica" continue to exist, Hanhimäki concludes, it is likely to thrive in the future.

Author Jussi M. Hanhimäki
Isbn 0190922184
Genre History
Year 2021-05-21
Pages 240
Language English
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This book by world-expert Barry Gough examines the period of Pax Britannica , in the century before World War I. Following events of those 100 years, the book follows how the British failed to maintain their global hegemony of sea power in the face of continental challenges.

Author B. Gough
Isbn 1137313153
Genre History
Year 2014-07-28
Pages 374
Language English
File format PDF