Bound

Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471103390
Format: PDF, Mobi
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YOUNG XING XING IS BOUND. Bound to her father's second wife and daughter after Xing Xing's father has passed away. Bound to a life of servitude as a young girl in ancient China, where the life of a woman is valued less than that of livestock. Bound to be alone and unmarried, with no parents to arrange for a suitable husband. Dubbed "Lazy One" by her stepmother, Xing Xing spends her days taking care of her half sister, Wei Ping, who cannot walk because of her foot bindings, the painful but compulsory tradition for girls who are fit to be married. Even so, Xing Xing is content, for now, to practice her gift for poetry and calligraphy, to tend to the mysterious but beautiful carp in her garden, and to dream of a life unbound by the laws of family and society. But all of this is about to change as the time for the village's annual festival draws near, and Stepmother, who has spent nearly all of the family's money, grows desperate to find a husband for Wei Ping. Xing Xing soon realizes that this greed and desperation may threaten not only her memories of the past, but also her dreams for the future. In this searing story, Donna Jo Napoli, acclaimed author of Beast and Breath,delves into the roots of the Cinderella myth and unearths a tale as powerful as it is familiar.

Bound

Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471103390
Format: PDF, ePub
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YOUNG XING XING IS BOUND. Bound to her father's second wife and daughter after Xing Xing's father has passed away. Bound to a life of servitude as a young girl in ancient China, where the life of a woman is valued less than that of livestock. Bound to be alone and unmarried, with no parents to arrange for a suitable husband. Dubbed "Lazy One" by her stepmother, Xing Xing spends her days taking care of her half sister, Wei Ping, who cannot walk because of her foot bindings, the painful but compulsory tradition for girls who are fit to be married. Even so, Xing Xing is content, for now, to practice her gift for poetry and calligraphy, to tend to the mysterious but beautiful carp in her garden, and to dream of a life unbound by the laws of family and society. But all of this is about to change as the time for the village's annual festival draws near, and Stepmother, who has spent nearly all of the family's money, grows desperate to find a husband for Wei Ping. Xing Xing soon realizes that this greed and desperation may threaten not only her memories of the past, but also her dreams for the future. In this searing story, Donna Jo Napoli, acclaimed author of Beast and Breath,delves into the roots of the Cinderella myth and unearths a tale as powerful as it is familiar.

Bound by Law

Author: Keith Aoki
Publisher: CSPD
ISBN: 0974155314
Format: PDF
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A documentary is being filmed. A cell phone rings, playing the "Rocky" theme song. The filmmaker is told she must pay $10,000 to clear the rights to the song. Can this be true? "Eyes on the Prize," the great civil rights documentary, was pulled from circulation because the filmmakers' rights to music and footage had expired. What's going on here? It's the collision of documentary filmmaking and intellectual property law, and it's the inspiration for this new comic book. Follow its heroine Akiko as she films her documentary, and navigates the twists and turns of intellectual property. Why do we have copyrights? What is "fair use"? Bound By Law reaches beyond documentary film to provide a commentary on the most pressing issues facing law, art, property and an increasingly digital world of remixed culture.

Bound

Author: Rachel Hazell
Publisher: Kyle Books
ISBN: 9780857835079
Format: PDF
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In this accessible collection of creative projects, Rachel Hazell shares exciting paper crafting techniques to develop your bookbinding skills. After explaining the tools and materials needed, Rachel takes you through each project with step-by-step instructions. Different techniques for cutting and folding are demonstrated, and, once you are happy with the various techniques, you will then begin to bind your own books with stitches such as ladder, dash and chain. Projects include The Slit Book, A Concertina with Pockets and The Three-Hole Pamphlet Stitch, which can then be developed further to create unique and personal handmade notebooks, books and keepsakes that are not only fun and satisfying to make, but also make wonderful gifts. So whether you have already tried your hand at bookbinding or are a complete beginner, Rachel's knowledge and passion will inspire you to explore the many possibilities of bookart.

Bound

Author: Elise Marion
Publisher: Elise Marion
ISBN: 1311535330
Format: PDF
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She bound him in chains … he repaid her in kind … now she is bound to him, in more ways than one. Caden Maignart must choose a wife and sire a son—a burden weighing heavily upon him as the firstborn son of a high lord. Weighing even more heavily is the notion of impending war, which has become a near certainty thanks to the volatile feud brewing between two families entrenched in hate. Caden knows that the key to mending things between their families lies in Lady Gwendolyn Toustain, the daughter of his family’s mortal enemies, but earning her trust will prove to be an uphill battle. Gwen trusted Caden to help her convince his father that she was not the one who broke the peace between their two houses … a mistake that led to her becoming his prisoner. All hope is lost when it comes to forging peace between their houses; unless she relents and agrees to marry her captor. While passion and desire led her into Caden’s trap, Gwen is not certain she can bring herself to become his prisoner for life—in the bonds of holy matrimony. Yet, the kingdom of Alemere is at stake, as are the lives of people they both love. Caden and Gwen will be forced to forge a path toward peace—not only within the realm, but within their complicated and volatile bond. When the line becomes blurred between captor and captive, who will be the first to bend?

Bound

Author: Vanda Symon
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459622030
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A brutal home invasion shocks the nation. A man is murdered, his wife bound, gagged and left to watch. But when Detective Sam Shephard scratches the surface, the victim, a successful businessman, is not all he seems to be. And when the evidence points to two of Dunedin's most hated criminals, the case seems cut and dried... until the body count starts to rise. Meanwhile, Sam is in big trouble again?

Bound for America

Author: Elizabeth Lutzeier
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192751676
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this stand alone sequel to The Coldest Winter, Eamonn and his family are leaving famine stricken Ireland. They are bound for America, where land is plentiful, and there are jobs for anyone who is prepared to work hard. They set sail full of hope. But will the reality live up to Eamonn'sdreams, or are there more hardships and heartbreak in store for them?* An intensely movig story, this is historical fiction of the highest calibre* Though written from the child's point of view, the book never flinches from the reality of the character's situation, and is written with raw, and frequently poignant, honesty.* Tackles issues of race, and the plight of refugees, that are as relevant today as they were 150 years ago.

Gagged Bound

Author: Natasha Cooper
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312349219
Format: PDF, ePub
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Barrister Trish Maguire investigates a powerful politician who may have ties to a thirty-year-old terrorist bombing, and assists her old friend, Inspector Caro Lyalt, investigating a colleague who may be involved in organized crime.

Leadership the Outward Bound Way

Author: Outward Bound USA
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594850332
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dynamic and effective leadership skills-from the organization that has spent decades helping people discover their own potential to lead.Teaches the basic principles that Outward Bound uses to nurture leadership in thousands of program participants in the United States each year."Leadership the Outward Bound Way" Shows how those same principles apply in everyday contexts, from a backpacking trip through the mountains to a strategy meeting in the boardroom. Outward Bound has been teaching leadership internationally for more than sixty years. In the United States alone, some 700,000 people have learned life-changing, transferable leadership skills and strategies through Outward Bound experiences.You don't need to summit a mountain to learn these invaluable skills. Now anyone can benefit from Outward Bound USA's collective wisdom and experience, as articulated by its top leadership experts. Leadership the Outward Bound Way introduces readers to the fundamentals of good leadership: communicating effectively, building trust, building teams, overcoming fear, taking risks, and making decisions. The book explores how these leadership basics can be applied in different areas of life-in outdoor travel and recreation, in the office or the boardroom, and in community work or volunteerism.The text is punctuated by accounts of real-life events during Outward Bound programs, call-outs of key points and helpful tips and case-study exercises. This leadership approach is basedon a teaching method developed at the Harvard Business School that challenges and informs readers about how to respond to real-life leadership situations.

Branch and Bound Applications in Combinatorial Data Analysis

Author: Michael J. Brusco
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387288104
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides clear explanatory text, illustrative mathematics and algorithms, demonstrations of the iterative process, pseudocode, and well-developed examples for applications of the branch-and-bound paradigm to important problems in combinatorial data analysis. Supplementary material, such as computer programs, are provided on the world wide web. Dr. Brusco is an editorial board member for the Journal of Classification, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Classification Society of North America.