The White Spider

Author: Heinrich Harrer
Publisher: J P Tarcher
ISBN: 9780874779400
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The story of the events leading up to the author's adventures recounted in "Seven years in Tibet" follows his 1938 ascent, as a young mountain climber, of the Swiss Eiger

The White Spider

Author: Heinrich Harrer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0586088741
Size: 69.17 MB
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Spider S Web

Author: Alan Friedman
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
ISBN:
Size: 15.39 MB
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Recounts how President Bush secretly supported arms shipments to Iraq, only to have to confront Iraq over the invasion of Kuwait

Charlotte S Web Full Color

Author: E. B. White
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064410935
Size: 36.85 MB
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Beloved by generations, Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little are two of the most cherished stories of all time. Now, for the first time ever, these treasured classics are available in lavish new collectors' editions. In addition to a larger trim size, the original black-and-white art by Garth Williams has been lovingly colorized by renowned illustrator Rosemary Wells, adding another dimension to these two perfect books for young and old alike.

A Boy A Mouse And A Spider The Story Of E B White

Author: Barbara Herkert
Publisher: Henry Holt Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 1627792457
Size: 58.14 MB
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A lyrical picture book biography of the author of "Charlotte's Web" and "Stuart Little, " two beloved classics of children's literature, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Castillo. Full color.

The Black Spider

Author: Jeremias Gotthelf
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590176952
Size: 61.93 MB
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An NYRB Classics Original It is a sunny summer Sunday in a remote Swiss village, and a christening is being celebrated at a lovely old farmhouse. One of the guests notes an anomaly in the fabric of the venerable edifice: a blackened post that has been carefully built into a trim new window frame. Thereby hangs a tale, one that, as the wise old grandfather who has lived all his life in the house proceeds to tell it, takes one chilling turn after another, while his audience listens in appalled silence. Featuring a cruelly overbearing lord of the manor and the oppressed villagers who must render him service, an irreverent young woman who will stop at nothing, a mysterious stranger with a red beard and a green hat, and, last but not least, the black spider, the tale is as riveting and appalling today as when Jeremias Gotthelf set it down more than a hundred years ago. The Black Spider can be seen as a parable of evil in the heart or of evil at large in society (Thomas Mann saw it as foretelling the advent of Nazism), or as a vision, anticipating H. P. Lovecraft, of cosmic horror. There’s no question, in any case, that it is unforgettably creepy.

A Field Guide To Spiders Of Australia

Author: Robert Whyte
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643107088
Size: 65.26 MB
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Australians have a love–hate relationship with spiders. Some spiders, such as the Redback and the Sydney Funnelweb, inspire fear. Yet Peacock Spiders, with their colourful fan-spreading courtship dances, have won rapturous appreciation worldwide. A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia uses photographs of living animals to help people identify many of the spiders they encounter. Featuring over 1300 colour photographs, it is the most comprehensive account of Australian spiders ever published. With more than two-thirds of Australian spiders yet to be scientifically described, this book sets the scene for future explorations of our extraordinary Australian fauna. This field guide will be enjoyed by naturalists and anyone with an interest in learning more about Australia's incredible arachnids.

Seven Years In Tibet

Author: Heinrich Harrer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101135563
Size: 10.83 MB
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In this vivid memoir that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet. Harrer was traveling in India when the Second World War erupted. He was subsequently seized and imprisoned by British authorities. After several attempts, he escaped and crossed the rugged, frozen Himalayas, surviving by duping government officials and depending on the generosity of villagers for food and shelter.Harrer finally reached his ultimate destination-the Forbidden City of Lhasa-without money, or permission to be in Tibet. But Tibetan hospitality and his own curious appearance worked in Harrer?s favor, allowing him unprecedented acceptance among the upper classes. His intelligence and European ways also intrigued the young Dalai Lama, and Harrer soon became His Holiness?s tutor and trusted confidant. When the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1950, Harrer and the Dalai Lama fled the country together. This timeless story illuminates Eastern culture, as well as the childhood of His Holiness and the current plight of Tibetans. It is a must-read for lovers of travel, adventure, history, and culture. A motion picture, under the direction of Jean-Jacques Annaud, will feature Brad Pitt in the lead role of Heinrich Harrer.

Along Came Spider

Author: James Preller
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545281679
Size: 64.76 MB
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Can their friendship survive the fifth grade? Spider Stevens and Trey Cooper have lived next door to each other their entire lives. Their houses are on the odd-numbered side of Maple Street, which seems just about right. Because, well, Trey Cooper is a little odd himself. It didn't matter when they were little kids -- you know, way back in second grade. And it doesn't matter so much when they're at home on Maple Street. That's just Trey being Trey. But it matters in the fifth grade. The whole class thinks Trey is weird. Does that mean Spider has to turn his back on his oldest friend?