Tilting at Windmills

A Novel of Cervantes and the Errant Knight
Author: Julian Branston
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 030742250X
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 825
In seventeenth-century Valladolid, Spain’s new capital, Miguel Cervantes is busy writing his comic masterpiece, Don Quixote, which is being issued in installments. It is quickly making him the most popular author in the country, when three potential disasters strike: Cervantes discovers that there is a real Don Quixote, just like the character he thought he’d invented; a jealous poet concocts a scheme involving one of the novel’s other characters to make Cervantes a laughingstock; and Cervantes falls in love with a beautiful, widowed, but un-available duchess. Many duels, misunderstandings, politicking, and betrayals later, Don Quixote himself comes to Cervantes’ rescue. This sparkling tale of crazed knights, thwarted love, and literary rivalry is set against the back-ground of a mighty empire suffering from a century of reckless wars and a ruling hierarchy stultified by patronage and ritual. Peopled with an engagingly idiosyncratic cast that ranges from a Machiavellian duke to a misanthropic poacher, this charming story is imbued with the spirit, verve, and humor of the great novel to which it pays playful tribute. Tilting at Windmills is a dazzling evocation of Cervantes’ life and times, and a brilliant weave of fact, fiction, and farce. From the Hardcover edition.

Tilting at Windmills

Author: Joseph Pittman
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758273851
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 860
This lyrical debut novel celebrates the joys and tears of love lost and found, and of a life renewed--in a most unexpected place. . . At thirty-four, Brian Duncan has it all. A trendy Manhattan life, a high-powered PR job, and a gorgeous fiancée with an exciting future of her own. Then, in a single moment of deception, Brian's world crumbles. Bitterly betrayed, he decides to toss away all he has worked for. Irresistibly drawn to the road, he leaves the city's busy streets behind. . . On a hillside along New York's Hudson River Valley, Brian is transfixed by the beauty of an enormous windmill. Running toward it is a lovely little girl and her alluring mother, Annie Sullivan, who owns the windmill. The two strike a chord in Brian's heart and soon he discovers the small-town charms of Linden Corners--and of Annie, whose elusive quality matches his own questions about life. And as their relationship deepens into passion, through the force of nature and the hand of fate, Brian will learn that love comes in unexpected ways. Pittman's debut novel is a feel-good fantasy. . . a nice feel for pace and place."--Publishers Weekly

A New Windmill Book of Very Short Stories

Author: Mike Royston
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435130589
Category: Composition (Language arts)
Page: 114
View: 7471
These stories are written to help students focus on the use of language and structure where key aspects such as mood, characterization and setting are evoked in a short space of time. There are activities for exploring the stories at word, sentence and text level, with speaking and listening tasks.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 9781

The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820324302
Category: Fiction
Page: 942
View: 2732
"Smollett's Don Quixote first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's masterpiece. However, soon after the start of the nineteenth century, its reputation began to suffer. Rival translators, literary hucksters, and careless scholars initiated or fed a variety of charges against Smollett - even plagiarism. For almost 130 years no publisher risked reprinting it.".

Wind Energy for the Rest of Us

A Comprehensive Guide to Wind Power and How to Use It
Author: Paul Gipe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997451818
Page: 592
View: 2719
Wind Energy for the Rest of Us straddles two or more worlds. The book is about wind energy. It s not just about small wind turbines. It s not just about large wind turbines. It s about the depth and breadth of wind energy, encompassing more than either type of wind turbine. It includes water-pumping windmills and sailing ships. It s a sprawling book, one minute discussing how to install small wind turbines safely, the next explaining how farmers in Indiana can earn millions by installing their own multimegawatt wind turbines. If it s a book hard to categorize, that suits its author, Paul Gipe, who likes to think he s hard to categorize after four decades at the frontiers of renewable energy. His book tells the story of modern wind energy in all its complexity and introduces a North American audience to the trailblazing electricity rebels who have launched a renewable energy revolution in Europe. The book debunks novel wind turbines their promoters claim will generate electricity too cheap to meter, and rebukes revisionist historians who falsely argue that it was the aerospace industry that delivered today s modern wind turbines. Gipe explains why new wind turbines are part of a silent revolution that is changing the way we use wind energy. This revolution doesn t garner headlines, but is making wind turbines more cost-effective in more places than ever before, lessening the need for new transmission lines, obviating the need for storage, and fueling rapid growth. Gipe refutes many common myths surrounding wind energy and argues persuasively that wind turbines are productive, effective, and environmentally sound. Gipe argues that wind energy is too important to be left to electric utilities and their subsidiaries alone. Wind energy is also for the rest of us, he says. It is our resource. We can develop it and we can own it--ourselves."

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0147510422
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 304
View: 4417
Japanese edition of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. True story of a boy growing up in an improvised, desolate central Africa. The 14 year old William Kamkwamba learned about electrical windmills at a small library, and after weeks of foraging for junk parts, he did the incredible. In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Solar Bones

Author: Mike McCormack
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 178689128X
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 9808
WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE BGE IRISH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 Marcus Conway has come a long way to stand in the kitchen of his home and remember the rhythms and routines of his life. Considering with his engineer's mind how things are constructed - bridges, banking systems, marriages - and how they may come apart. Mike McCormack captures with tenderness and feeling, in continuous, flowing prose, a whole life, suspended in a single hour.

The New Windmill Book of Stories from Other Times

Author: Louise Naylor
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
ISBN: 9780435124793
Category: Nineteenth century
Page: 184
View: 9107
A collection of pre-20th-century short stories for lower ability Key Stage 4 students. Each of the ten stories has: a short introduction; a glossary box explaining difficult words; illustrations to help explain the text; and activities and assignments for GCSE coursework.

Fighting Windmills: A Quixotic Odyssey

Author: Robert O. Morris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615568690
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 292
View: 7431
"Fighting Windmills" is the story of a modern-day Don Quixote, whose adventures are revealed as you march side by side with the author on his life's journey, one that has truly been to the beat of a different drum. His adventures as a CIA Operations Officer during pivotal times in our country's recent history, an Army 'Green Beret', an International Business Executive, and Entrepreneur, are chock full of life, laughter, love and the lessons learned along the way. This is a story about life as seen through the eyes of a romantic idealist, and the quixotic odyssey which evolves; as Webster defines, "quixotic" implies "extravagantly chivalrous or romantic, impractical, impulsive and often rashly unpredictable," which aptly describes the saga herein. This is a unique story of intrigue and normality, of success and failure, of love and the loss of it, of the perpetual seeking of wisdom and the occasional departure from sound judgment. In essence, it is a fundamental story of the human experience.

The Windmill

Author: Stephanie Gertler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780709078753
Category: College teachers
Page: 224
View: 6741
Olivia and Carl appear to have the perfect life: a son and a daughter, weekends on Cape Cod and satisfying jobs as professors at Belvedere College in a picturesque Massachusetts town. Until, one day, the seemingly stable and dependable Carl disappears without a trace, leaving behind only a cryptic note. Alone and terrified, Olivia cannot help but relive the long-buried pain she felt when she lost her first husband. While Carl travels back to his childhood hometown to confront the demons he has always hidden from his wife, Olivia must take a journey of her own to make peace with the memories that haunt her. Told with unflinching honesty, The Windmill is a story of the secrets we are entitled to keep and those that must be shared.

The New Windmill Book of Greek Myths

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
ISBN: 9780435124649
Category: Legends
Page: 102
View: 5476
This selection of 16 Greek myths provides tales of adventure, courage and mystery. Geraldine McCaughrean's re-telling makes them accessible for Key Stage 3 pupils.

Out of Gas

The End of the Age of Oil
Author: David L. Goodstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393326475
Category: Nature
Page: 148
View: 3642
The author looks at the specifics of oil reserves and the petroleum industry and speculates on what will happen when the well runs dry.

Teaching Design and Technology Creatively

Author: Clare Benson,Suzanne Lawson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317225163
Category: Education
Page: 184
View: 3373
Packed full of practical ideas, Teaching Design and Technology Creatively is a stimulating source of guidance for busy trainee and practising teachers. Grounded in the latest research, it offers a wealth of suggestions to foster creative development in D&T and supports teachers in providing their students with more authentic, enjoyable experiences. Providing a wealth of ready-to-use ideas for creative lessons, key topics covered include: Understanding links between D&T and creativity Creating a foundation for D&T in the early years Using objects, books and real-life contexts as imaginative starting points Developing designerly thinking Making the most of construction kits Helping children draw to develop their ideas Encouraging dialogic talk in D&T to drive learning Exploring food as a creative resource Practical approaches to embedding IT and programming in the curriculum Taking learning outside the classroom. Teaching Design and Technology Creatively provides practical teaching suggestions to ensure teachers of all levels understand how to teach for creativity. It shows how learning experiences in D&T have the potential to extend children’s technological knowledge, and to promote problem-solving and evaluation skills. Drawing on examples from real-world projects, this text is invaluable for all those who wish to engage students in D&T and encourage creative classroom practice.

Real-Life Discipleship

Building Churches That Make Disciples
Author: Jim Putman
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1617472689
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 712
Real-Life Discipleship explains what should happen in the life of every Christian and in every small group so that the church becomes an army of believers dedicated to seeing the world saved. With the overriding goal to train disciples who know how to make more disciples, this book offers proven tools and strategies from Real Life Ministries, one of America’s fastest-growing churches. Discover what the Bible says about true and effective discipleship with these strategies and practices.


Author: Jack Schaefer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395070901
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 214
View: 9611
Although they knew nothing of his background, the Starretts offered their hospitality to Shane when he came to Wyoming in 1889

Don Quixote and the Windmills

Author: Eric A. Kimmel
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9780374318253
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 3671
A self-proclaimed knight Señor Quexada has read so many books about knights in shining armor that he thinks he is one. He gives himself a name more fitting for a knight -- Don Quixote -- and sets off one evening with his squire. At dawn they come across what Don Quixote recognizes as an army of monstrous giants. "Master!" cries Sancho Panza. "They are only windmills!" But Don Quixote knows what he has to do . . . Don Quixote is the creation of the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Eric A. Kimmel skillfully and cleverly crystallizes the character, and with his powerful line and vibrant color Leonard Everett Fisher completes the funny, loving portrait.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006193769X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 8586
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community. William Kamkwamba shares the remarkable story of his youth in Malawi, Africa—a nation crippled by intense poverty, famine, and the AIDS plague—and how, with tenacity and imagination, he built a better life for himself, his family, and his village. The poignant and uplifting story of Kamkwamba’s inspiration and personal triumph, co-written with Bryan Mealer, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind has already won ringing praise from former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore as well as Paolo Coelho, internationally bestselling author of The Alchemist.

The New Windmill Book of Nineteenth Century Short Stories

Author: Jane Browne
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
ISBN: 9780435124106
Category: Short stories
Page: 189
View: 4843
One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this collection of stories has been selected by English teachers for its appeal to Key Stage 4 students. It includes stories by Kate Chopin, Thomas Hardy, Elizabeth Gaskell, Oscar Wilde, Olive Shreiner, Charlotte Bronte and others.

The Way Things Work Now

Author: David Macaulay
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328663108
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 400
View: 9954
A New York Times Bestseller Explainer-in-Chief David Macaulay updates the worldwide bestseller The New Way Things Work to capture the latest developments in the technology that most impacts our lives. Famously packed with information on the inner workings of everything from windmills to Wi-Fi, this extraordinary and humorous book both guides readers through the fundamental principles of machines, and shows how the developments of the past are building the world of tomorrow. This sweepingly revised edition embraces all of the latest developments, from touchscreens to 3D printer. Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained--with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth. An illustrated survey of significant inventions closes the book, along with a glossary of technical terms, and an index. What possible link could there be between zippers and plows, dentist drills and windmills? Parking meters and meat grinders, jumbo jets and jackhammers, remote control and rockets, electric guitars and egg beaters? Macaulay explains them all.