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Rubbings of Ancient Maya Sculpture by Joan W. Patten (softcover color edition) By Carl D. Callaway
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Rubbings of Ancient Maya Sculpture by Joan W. Patten (softcover color edition) American Sculptor Joan W. Patten (1924-2005) lived and traveled extensively throughout Guatemala from 1965-1982. The... More > Guatemalan government granted Joan official, carte blanche permission to make molds, casts and replicas of ancient Preclassic (1500 BC-250 AD) and Classic (250-900 AD) Maya relief sculpture. Her replicas of Maya stelae currently stand in Guatemala’s Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, the National Zoo and at the Museo Popol Vuh gardens at Francisco Marroquín University. In addition to the replicas, she executed hundreds of rubbings in oils on colored fabric. With a sculptor’s touch and infinite patience, she rendered images onto cloth that are remarkably sharp in detail and line. The rubbings include images that preserve an abundance of information about Maya sculptural traditions, iconography, hieroglyphic writing, mythology and history.< Less
The Agency By M. L. Caggiano
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The life of Eddie Bartlett, a lonely, timid Wall Street research analyst, changes dramatically after he hires The Reynard Agency to help him meet beautiful women using their unique dating... More > system. What he didn’t know, what no one knew, was that he would meet the girl of his dreams and that death and destruction would follow as he desperately tried to keep her.< Less
SHADOW GAME By Darryl Sollerh
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FIRST PLACE, READER VIEWS LITERARY AWARDS; CHOICE AWARD WINNER, REBECCA READS; A FIRST HORIZON AWARD FINALIST (Hoffer Awards) and a READERS' FAVORITE BOOK AWARD FINALIST. "Riveting and action... More > packed...You don't want to put it down!"(PACIFIC BOOK REVIEW) When Jarret, a seasoned assassin agrees to do one last “hit" in Indonesia, and discovers his hands have gained the power to heal, his carefully planned, secret world is thrown into chaos. Desperate to understand what's happening to him, he seeks out a local mystic -- a Dalang of the spiritual Shadow Puppet Theater and his mysterious, mesmerizing daughter -- only to soon find himself healing the sick of Jakarta's slums by night, while by day, planning the hit on the very political opposition reformer who could help them -- driving Jarret to a mental, emotional and spiritual crisis from which there is no escape, save the Shadow Game.< Less
101 Things a Translator Needs to Know By WLF Think Tank
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This is a book for beginners. It’s also a book for seasoned professionals, students and teachers. For freelancers and staff translators. For amateurs and experts, generalists and... More > super-specialists — be they certified and sworn, recognised, authorised... or simply tantalised by translation’s potential for a varied and enriching career. The authors are all successful translation professionals in fields ranging from highly technical to literary. Here they share insights and tips about what translation involves and how a professional translator needs to think, work and act when dealing with clients and colleagues.< Less