Holes

Holes Author Louis Sachar
ISBN-10 0307798364
Year 2011-06-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Yearling
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Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS From the Paperback edition.

Holes

Holes Author Louis Sachar
ISBN-10 9781408810279
Year 2010-02-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in that hole. The warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth. In this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both serious and funny, Louis Sachar has created a masterpiece that will leave all readers amazed and delighted by the author's narrative flair and brilliantly handled plot.

A Cross Curricular Guide to Holes

A Cross Curricular Guide to Holes Author Janet Buckley
ISBN-10 9781412006606
Year 2003
Pages 52
Language en
Publisher Trafford Publishing
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This pick-up-and-go guide is the perfect cross-curricular companion to reading Lewis Sachar's book, Holes, with your students. Classroom-tested, and carefully connected to the storyline, the guide builds on student enthusiasm for Holes, by presenting multi-level, thought-provoking, hands-on, and fun lessons for students from third to seventh grade.

Modern Arabic

Modern Arabic Author Clive Holes
ISBN-10 1589010221
Year 2004
Pages 419
Language en
Publisher Georgetown University Press
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The revised and updated edition of Modern Arabic takes this authoritative, concise linguistic description of the structure and use of modern Arabic to an invaluable new level. Clive Holes traces the development of the Arabic language from Classical Arabic, the written language used in the 7th century for the Qur'an and poetry, through the increasingly symbiotic use of Modern Standard Arabic or MSA (the language of writing and formal speech) and dialectal Arabic (the language of normal conversation). He shows how Arabic has been shaped over the centuries by migration, urbanization, and education--giving us "a balanced, dispassionate, and accurate picture of the structures, functions, and varieties of the contemporary Arabic language." Holes explains the structural characteristics--phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and lexical and stylistic developments--that the majority of the dialects share, as distinguished from Modern Standard Arabic. He also shows how native speakers use both types of Arabic for different purposes, with MSA being the language of power and control as used on television and in political speeches, and the dialects serving as the language of intimacy and domesticity. He further shows how MSA and spoken dialects are not as compartmentalized as one might be led to believe. Modern Arabic illustrates the use of the Arabic language in real life, whether in conversation, news bulletins and newspaper articles, serious literature, or song. This new edition takes into account research published in several areas of Arabic linguistics since the first edition was published in 1995. It includes more extensive comment on the North African Arabic vocabulary of Modern Standard Arabic, more information about "mixed" varieties of written Arabic that are not in MSA (especially in Egypt), updated references, explanations, and many new examples. All Arabic is transcribed, except for an appendix presenting the Arabic alphabet and script. Students of the Arabic language will find Modern Arabic without peer--as will those general linguists who are interested in discovering how Arabic compares structurally and sociolinguistically with European languages.

Black Holes

Black Holes Author Kip S. Thorne
ISBN-10 0300037708
Year 1986
Pages 367
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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A pedagogical introduction to the physics of black holes. The membrane paradigm represents the four-dimensional spacetime of the black hole's "event horizon" as a two-dimensional membrane in three-dimensional space, allowing the reader to understand and compute the behavior of black holes in complex astrophysical environments.

A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams

A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams Author Jeff Pearce
ISBN-10 9780141965932
Year 2011-01-20
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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The poor boy who made his fortune . . . not just once but twice Little Jeff Pearce grew up in a post-war Liverpool slum. His father lived the life of an affluent gentleman whilst his mother was forced to steal bread to feed her starving children. Life was tough and from the moment Jeff could walk he learned to go door to door, begging rags from the rich, which he sold down the markets. Leaving school at the age of fourteen, he embarked on an extraordinary journey, and found himself, before the age of thirty, a millionaire. Then, after a cruel twist of fate left him penniless, he, his wife and children were forced out of their beautiful home. With nothing but holes in his pockets, Jeff had no alternative but to go back down the markets and start all over again. Did he still have what it took? Could he really get back everything he had lost? A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams is the heartwarming true story of a little boy who had nothing but gained everything and proof that, sometimes, rags can be turned into riches . . .

The Hole Book

The Hole Book Author Peter Newell
ISBN-10 1533036187
Year 2016-04-29
Pages 52
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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The Hole Book, by Peter Newell, was published in 1908 by Harper & Brothers. It is a rhyming poem about a boy who accidentally fires a gun. The bullet goes through the wall of his house and passes through various neighbors, interrupting their day and creating a large holes until it finally hits a newly-wed's extra-hard cake. The book features Newell's color illustrations and the original book had a hole passing through the entire book.

1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die

1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die Author Jeff Barr
ISBN-10 1569065853
Year 2005
Pages 960
Language en
Publisher Ronnie Sellers Productions
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Whether readers play for fun or for serious sport, this guide will encourage them to live their ultimate golfing fantasies at the world's premier courses. Each golf course has been selected for its interest either as a challenge to play, a place of outstanding beauty, a famous occurrence, or the brilliance of its design.

Poetic Investigations

Poetic Investigations Author Paul Naylor
ISBN-10 0810116685
Year 1999
Pages 222
Language en
Publisher Northwestern University Press
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This text studies five contemporary writers whose radical engagements with poetic form and political content shed new light on issues of race, class and gender. In a detailed reading of three American poets - Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey and Lyn Hejinian, and two Caribbean poets, Kamau Brathwaite and M. Nourbese Philip, the book argues that these writers have produced new forms of poetry that address the holes in history that more traditional forms of poetry neglect. By refusing to limit their work to lyrical expressions of personal experience, it maintains that these writers produce poetry that explores the linguistic, historical and political conditions of contemporary culture, advancing a formally and thematically challenging critique of the ways in which women and people of colour are represented. Far from constituting a unified school of poetry however, the book argues that these five writers represent different facets of the various kinds of poetic practice taking place on the margins of contemporary culture.

Black Holes

Black Holes Author Katie Parker
ISBN-10 0761443924
Year 2009-09-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Marshall Cavendish
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"Provides comprehensive information on the history of black holes, as well as the many types that exist"--Provided by publisher.

The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes

The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes Author Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
ISBN-10 0198503709
Year 1998-01-01
Pages 646
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Part of the reissued Oxford Classic Texts in the Physical Sciences series, this book was first published in 1983, and has swiftly become one of the great modern classics of relativity theory. It represents a personal testament to the work of the author, who spent several years writing and working-out the entire subject matter. The theory of black holes is the most simple and beautiful consequence of Einstein's relativity theory. At the time of writing there was no physical evidence for the existence of these objects, therefore all that Professor Chandrasekhar used for their construction were modern mathematical concepts of space and time. Since that time a growing body of evidence has pointed to the truth of Professor Chandrasekhar's findings, and the wisdom contained in this book has become fully evident.