A Drop in the Ocean

A Drop in the Ocean

Text and cartoon-style illustrations are used to follows a drop of water as it cycles from droplet to vapor and back to water and describes its journeys in between. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

Author: Jacqui Bailey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713662565

Category: Water

Page: 29

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Text and cartoon-style illustrations are used to follows a drop of water as it cycles from droplet to vapor and back to water and describes its journeys in between. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
Categories: Water

Women in the House of Fiction

Women in the House of Fiction

7 - The ' Mirror ' short story is one of the million drops of water that are the looking - glasses of all our lives ' she talks of in ' Ocean of Story'.8 Such stories – such mirrors – feed our sense of difference and diversity , and at ...

Author: Lorna Sage

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781349222254

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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The novel was once upon a time the genre women felt at home in. This wide- ranging and detailed study of contemporary novelists explores the forms of nostalgia (shared by many feminist critics) for a 'woman's novel'; and the subtle or savage strategies which have turned the house of fiction upside down. The result is a critique of the nature of narrative now; and a celebration of the energies that are undoing our definitions of women's work.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Urdu Hindi An Artificial Divide

Urdu Hindi  An Artificial Divide

13.6 PROSE LITERATURE (LIFE-OF-MIND PROSE) Prem Chand stands out as the one who fathered short stories/novels and fiction of the modern variety. ... Other famous works are Būnd and Samunder (Drop and Ocean) and Naach Rey.

Author: Abdul Jamil Khan

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875864396

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

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Divide and Rule: the British imperial authorities in India declared that the Urdu spoken by the Muslims and the Hindi spoken by the Hindus were two distinct languages, but linguistic evolution theory and studies in fossil linguistics of the Middle East sh.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Australian Crime Fiction

Australian Crime Fiction

Wright's second novel, A Drop in the Ocean ( 99 ), has more contemporary relevance, developing from the murder of an ecological activist who has employed Barry to investigate suspected incursions into the body named SLUDGe (Sea Life ...

Author: Stephen Knight

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476632667

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

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 Australian crime fiction has grown from the country’s origins as an 18th-century English prison colony. Early stories focused on escaped convicts becoming heroic bush rangers, or how the system mistreated those who were wrongfully convicted. Later came thrillers about wealthy free settlers and lawless gold-seekers, and urban crime fiction, including Fergus Hume’s 1887 international best-seller The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, set in Melbourne. The 1980s saw a surge of private-eye thrillers, popular in a society skeptical of police. Twenty-first century authors have focused on policemen—and increasingly policewomen—and finally indigenous crime narratives. The author explores in detail this rich but little known national subgenre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Call My Name

Call My Name

A Novel Jenni Ogden ... Then sample the first chapters of my award-winning, best-selling debut novel A Drop in the Ocean, set on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and The Moon is Missing, set in England, New Orleans during Hurricane ...

Author: Jenni Ogden

Publisher: Sea Dragon Press

ISBN: 9780473629632

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

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Two women, bound together by opposite personalities, friendship, love and family—until motherhood rips them apart. From Jenni Ogden, author of bestselling novel A Drop in the Ocean (Gold Nautilus Award for Fiction) comes a compelling family saga set in the Australian Tropics and spanning the 1960s to 1990s. Her mother dead from a drug overdose, thirteen-year-old Olivia is rescued by Cathie Tulloch, her mother’s friend throughout the years they were held captive in Japanese prison camps in Sumatra in WWII. Welcomed into the Tulloch’s remote family home in the Australian tropics, introverted Olivia is claimed by dramatic, generous, controlling Cassandra Tulloch as her sister and best friend. Moving to the UK at 18, Olivia finds her independence, and partner Ben. But in 1970, after five years away, she is homesick, and ready to fulfill her long-held dream: to make a family of her own. In Brisbane she and Ben share a hippie lifestyle with Cassandra and husband, Sebastian. But while earth-mother Cassandra effortlessly produces beautiful babies, for Olivia, becoming a mother is hard. Even harder is discovering the truth about her own mother. And when the unimaginable happens, destroying the friendship with Cassandra that has been her bedrock for so long, Olivia tells herself that she doesn’t deserve a family, nor a place to call home. Praise from Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife & When the Stars Go Dark "An emotionally piercing and absorbing account of turbulent female friendship over time, Call My Name is also a keen meditation on the powerful pull of connection and belonging—the places and people that shape and change us, forever calling us home." Editorial Reviews “A gripping story that’s hard to put down—draws the reader into complex and deeply human questions as her characters’ lives intertwine over three decades of joy, loss, grief, and below it all, like a sustaining chord, loyalty and kindness. Call My Name reminds us that love calls us to be generous rather than possessive and that we can go on, even when terrible things happen, because we’re profoundly connected. Layered, sometimes shocking, yet shining with goodness and hope, it’s exactly the kind of story we need right now.” —Barbara Linn Probst, Sarton and Nautilus award-winning author of The Sound Between the Notes & The Color of Ice "Jenni Ogden's done it again—given us a beautifully crafted novel filled with the complexities, mysteries and joys of human connection within a family and between sisters, lovers and friends. Filled with authenticity, compassion and grace, Call My Name will find its way deep into your heart and soul, and stay with you long after the last page has been turned." —Sally Cole-Misch, Award-winning author of The Best Part of Us “Vivid setting, dynamic plot, and likable characters come together beautifully to deliver an emotionally compelling tale of friendship, love, loss, and forgiveness. Call My Name is a fantastic read.” —Jodi Wright, Award-winning author of How to Grow an Addict & Eat and Get Gas. “This is a love story ... of couples, of friends, of families. A page turning saga that is fresh in its story, yet provides the warmth of an old-fashioned classic. —Romalyn Tilghman, Award-winning author of To the Stars with Difficulties, 2018 Kansas Notable Book of the Year "...so intense and raw that I choked up a few times…brings out the true essence of friendship… Powerful and inspirational" —Readers Favorite, 5 Star Review “…realistic, pulled at my heartstrings… unforgettable characters…A masterpiece” —Readers Favorite, 5 Star Review
Categories: Fiction

East European Accessions Index

East European Accessions Index

Remarks on Laszlo Galdi's book review written on our volume of essays A magyar nyelvatlasz munkamodszere ( Method of Compiling the Hungarian Linguistic Atlas ) . ... [ A drop in the ocean ; a novel and description of an age ] H , 11 .

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ISBN: PSU:000055584623

Category: Europe, Eastern

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Categories: Europe, Eastern

The Very Short Introductions Blog Book

The Very Short Introductions Blog Book

By Robert Eaglestone I've never been to a book group (although I was once invited to a dad's 'Listening to the Albumof ... is so much written and published all the time that any book, however good, just seems like a drop in the ocean.

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191056246

Category: Science

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In this free Very Short Introductions Blog Book we’ve gathered 30 of our VSI authors’ very best blog posts on topics including history, politics, science, and more. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the passion, insight, and great writing that characterizes these authors and the Very Short Introductions series.
Categories: Science

The Return of Vaman A Scientific Novel

The Return of Vaman   A Scientific Novel

The science underneath may be made more palatable with a coating of fiction. ... of science fiction in English, mostly set in a foreign (Western) environment, and my writing yet another one would be like adding a drop to the ocean.

Author: Jayant V. Narlikar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319164298

Category: Science

Page: 142

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This collection of science fiction writings by Jayant V. Narlikar offers readers a unique glimpse into the world-famous Indian astrophysicist’s vivid and highly imaginative concepts and stories. The fictional material comprises a witty short story ("The rare idol of Ganesha") that cleverly explores the possible consequences of a mirror-symmetric individual in the context of cricket test match performances, as well as the fast-paced, gripping science fiction thriller "The return of Vaman": when an alien container is unearthed by a crew of scientists, the enormous potential technological applications of its contents bring various criminal elements on the scene – but when the real danger becomes apparent it is almost too late to save humanity. Last but not least, the book provides readers with extensive insights into the genesis and scientific background of the fictional material presented in this volume, along with an autobiographical account of the author’s life-long interest in science fiction and his contributions to the genre. About the author: Jayant V. Narlikar is internationally known for his work in cosmology, in particular for championing models alternative to the standard big-bang theory. He was president of the cosmology commission of the International Astronomical Union from 1994 to 1997. He has received several national and international awards and honorary doctorates - he is a Bhatnagar awardee, as well as recipient of the M.P. Birla award, the Prix Janssen of the French Astronomical Society and an Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society of London. He is Fellow of the three Indian national science academies as well as of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Well beyond his scientific research, Prof. Narlikar is widely known as a science communicator through his books, articles and radio/TV programs and he was honored by the UNESCO in 1996 with the Kalinga Award. He made his debut in science fiction writing in 1974, by winning the top prize in the story writing competition organized by the Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, a non-governmental organization engaged in science popularization.
Categories: Science

The American Heritage Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

The American Heritage Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

... The little 07 fiction , handout , leaflet , Red Queen , The 03 bit , dab , wee letters Summoner , Tiggy - Winkle ... lettres 14 inconsiderable 15 historical novel , picaresque 04 Bell ( Clive Howard ) , Blum 15 a drop in the ocean ...

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618280537

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 902

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Arranged alphabetically and by letter count, provides crossword aficionados with clues used in crossword puzzles along with their corresponding solutions.
Categories: Games & Activities

Poetics of Love in the Arabic Novel

Poetics of Love in the Arabic Novel

Despite the epical bluff at the end of the story – the clamorous royal arrivals of Marjāna, Qamar al-Zamān and his father ... Nūr al-Dīn's marital infidelity, a drop in the ocean of betrayals recurring in the world he inhabits, ...

Author: Wen-chin Ouyang

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748655052

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Considers the Arabic novel within the triangle of the nation-state, modernity and traditionWen-Chin Ouyang explores the development of the Arabic novel, especially the ways in it engages with aesthetics, ethics and politics in a cross-cultural context and from a transnational perspective.Taking love and desire as the central tropes , the story of the Arabic novel is presented as a series of failed, illegitimate love affairs, all tainted by its suspicion of the legitimacy of the nation, modernity and tradition and, above all, by its misgiving about its own propriety.
Categories: Literary Criticism