Point of Departure

A classic 1967 memoir by one of the great journalists of the 20th century, Point of Departure collects James Cameron's eyewitness accounts of the atom bomb tests at Bikini atoll, the Chinese invasion of Tibet and the war in Korea, and vivid ...

Author: James Cameron

Publisher: Granta

ISBN: 1862078246

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

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Cameron's eyewitness accounts of the atom bomb tests at Bikini atoll, the Chinese invasion of Tibet and the war in Korea; and vivid evocations of his encounters with Mao Tse-tung and Winston Churchill

Points of Departure

Robert Fenaday must drive the starship Sidhe across uncharted space to rescue his wife before war breaks out.

Author: Edward F. McKeown

Publisher:

ISBN: 164554043X

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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Robert Fenaday must drive the starship Sidhe across uncharted space to rescue his wife before war breaks out. But can he save his command from mutiny and his former lover Shasti Rainhell from death as well, or will he be forced to make an impossible choice?

Points of Departure

The stories in this groundbreaking collection - including the Nebula Award-winning 'Rachel in Love' - effortlessly cross the boundaries between the real and the imaginary, blending visionary storytelling with uncompromising realism.

Author: Pat Murphy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575133556

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The stories in this groundbreaking collection - including the Nebula Award-winning 'Rachel in Love' - effortlessly cross the boundaries between the real and the imaginary, blending visionary storytelling with uncompromising realism. They reveal the extraordinary range, depth, and insight that imbue all of Murphy's work, confirming her as one of the most gifted authors of short fiction writing today.

Points of Departure

Seventeen short stories by some of the best young writers being published in Mexico today.

Author: Mónica Lavin

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872863816

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

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Seventeen short stories by some of the best young writers being published in Mexico today.

Points of Departure

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Author: David Montenegro

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024942388

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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Ten of the world's leading writers speak out on the crucial issues of art, censorship, and political oppression.

Points of Departure

The volume shows how to develop methods for coding and characterizing student texts, their choice of source material, and the resources used to teach information literacy.

Author: Tricia Serviss

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607326250

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Points of Departure encourages a return to empirical research about writing, presenting a wealth of transparent, reproducible studies of student sources. The volume shows how to develop methods for coding and characterizing student texts, their choice of source material, and the resources used to teach information literacy. In so doing, the volume advances our understanding of how students actually write. The contributors offer methodologies, techniques, and suggestions for research that move beyond decontextualized guides to grapple with the messiness of research-in-process, as well as design, development, and expansion. Serviss and Jamieson’s model of RAD writing studies research is transcontextual and based on hybridized or mixed methods. Among these methods are citation context analysis, research-aloud protocols, textual and genre analysis, surveys, interviews, and focus groups, with an emphasis on process and knowledge as contingent. Chapters report on research projects at different stages and across institution types—from pilot to multi-site, from community college to research university—focusing on the methods and artifacts employed. A rich mosaic of research about research, Points of Departure advances knowledge about student writing and serves as a guide for both new and experienced researchers in writing studies. Contributors: Crystal Benedicks, Katt Blackwell-Starnes, Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch, Kristi Murray Costello, Anne Diekema, Rebecca Moore Howard, Sandra Jamieson, Elizabeth Kleinfeld, Brian N. Larson, Karen J. Lunsford, M. Whitney Olsen, Tricia Serviss, Janice R. Walker

Points of Departure

In this young adult novel friends Kit and Liza have been looking forward to this trip forever.Five girls, five tickets overseas.

Author: Emily O'Beirne

Publisher:

ISBN: 3955337006

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In this young adult novel friends Kit and Liza have been looking forward to this trip forever.Five girls, five tickets overseas. It's exactly what they all need after the final slog of high school. But when Kit is suddenly forced to drop out, Liza's left with three girls she barely knows.There's Mai, committed only to partying. There's Tam, who already has her doubts about leaving her sick father behind. And there's Olivia, so miserable about screwing up exams she's not even sure she wants to get out of bed, let alone on a plane.All Liza wants from this trip is to discover a new version of herself. She just hadn't planned on doing it without Kit by her side.And they're all learning that travel isn't just about the places you go, but about who you're with at the time.

Points of Departure

This collection is perfect for fans of both titans of the genre, and will bring equal parts thrilled gasps and charmed smiles to readers everywhere. “This deeply enjoyable journey to Liavek will be of interest to longtime fans and ...

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9781626815544

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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Stories of Liavek lore from two stalwarts of science fiction—the author of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles and the author of the Secret Country Trilogy. The setting for a series of stories by popular science fiction authors, Liavek is a hot, busy trade city, situated on the southern shore of the Sea of Luck at the mouth of the Cat River. In Liavek, magic is based on one’s “birth luck” and the length of time one’s mother was in labor, but it can only be used to power spells after it’s invested in some object outside oneself—a difficult and deadly task. . . . From that mad and wonderful seed, Wrede and Dean create an enthralling set of stories, where a god is trapped in the body of a chipmunk, where a play has the potential to incite a riot and change a nation, and where a family is coming apart at the seams—and going to enormous lengths to stitch itself back together. All of the stories are tied together by the unforgettable character of Granny, Ka’Riatha—the one the Book of Curses calls the Guardian of the S’Rian Gods. Granny moves through each story, casting spells and bringing her tart brand of wisdom to a world come undone. This collection is perfect for fans of both titans of the genre, and will bring equal parts thrilled gasps and charmed smiles to readers everywhere. “This deeply enjoyable journey to Liavek will be of interest to longtime fans and newcomers alike.” —Publishers Weekly

Points of Departure

This richly diverse collection presents the apprentice writer with an overview of the entire range of prose craftsmanship.

Author: James Moffett

Publisher: Signet Book

ISBN: 0451627288

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 498

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This richly diverse collection presents the apprentice writer with an overview of the entire range of prose craftsmanship. Chosen to illustrate the various prose techniques that define non-fiction writing, this entertaining sampler includes letters of Jane Austen, the satire of Jonathan Swift, biography by Virginia Woolf, "New Yorker" reportage, a George Orwell essay, and history by Arnold Toynbee. From simple chronicles to theoretical essays, these pieces reveal the continuous process by which authors transform their experience into prose - and the choices they make in pursuing the craft of writing. As editor James Moffett writes, this unique anthology is intended for "that inner author in everyone who is constantly fashioning knowledge from experience and who at any moment can go to paper."