The Aborigines of Western Australia

The Aborigines of Western Australia

Albert F. Calvert

This short book looks at the life and beliefs of The Aborigines of Western Australia. As with most of the books from this era and dealing with this type of subject, you have to be wary of the racism that underlines them. Chapters include: Languages; Early Accounts; Contemporary Accounts; Laws Of Marriage; Land Ownership; Law; Women; Hunting And Gathering; Physical Strength; Childhood; Music And Poetry; Religion And Mythology…

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Aboriginal Tribes of India and Pakistan

Aboriginal Tribes of India and Pakistan

Hawabai Mustafa Shah

Aboriginal Tribes Of India And Pakistan, The Bhils and Kolhis, covers all aspects of the lives of these tribes, including their religious festivals, family festivals, folk thoughts, social life, cosmology, customs and manners, Ancestry, History, Occupation, General Characteristics, and cultural identity. The Bhils belong to the so-called aboriginals of India. This is practically all that is known about their ancestry. There was a time when…

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Aboriginal Siberia

Aboriginal Siberia

M. A. Czaplicka

Are there any true aborigines in Siberia, as there are in Africa and Australia? Aboriginal Siberia : a study in social anthropology, sets out to answer this question. In doing so, the author covers subjects such as Ethno-geography, Sociology, Religion and Pathology. An academic work by a student of Anthropology. Siberia occupies the whole of northern Asia, from Turania and the eastern Asiatic plateau to the Arctic Ocean, and from the Ural…

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Aaron’s Rod

Aaron's Rod

D. H. Lawrence

Aaron’s Rod follows the story of Aaron Sisson, a guy who is trapped in an unhappy marriage. Aaron is also an amateur flautist and decides to desert his wife and children to go to Italy, in the hope of making it big. There, he has an excellent time mixing with intellectuals and having affairs (ok, one affair) and generally doing all the stuff he likes. But then something happens. I won’t tell you what, because that would ruin the story.

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20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Jules Verne

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea tells the story of Professor Aronnax, Ned Land and Conseil as they get taken captive by the fearsome Captain Nemo aboard the Nautilus. There, they are taken on an undersea adventure which they really enjoy, but still kind of resent being held virtual prisoners by Nemo. The 20,000 Leagues in the title refers not to the depth but to the distance they travel, even going as far as the South Pole. An enjoyable romp under the oceans.

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2,500 Adages Of Imam Ali

2,500 Adages Of Imam Ali

Unknown

This book contains 2,500 sayings of the Prophet Muhammad’s son-in-law, Ali. The Shia sect in Islam see Imam Ali as being the successor to the Prophet. The subjects of these sayings include things like: noble manners; eloquence; social relations; manners of speech; human nature; poverty; and bad habits.

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813

813

Maurice Leblanc

When one of Arséne Lupin’ victims is found dead in a way that implicates him, he insists on heading the police search for the real murderer. The mystery involves finding a package of letters once written to Bismarck, locating a clock on which the number 813 has significance, as well as causing a reigning emperor to make several journeys incognito.

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One Hundred and Twenty Days Of Sodom

120 Days Of Sodom

Marquis De Sade

The One Hundred and Twenty Days Of Sodom, or the School of Libertinism is a novel by the French writer and nobleman Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade. Described as both pornographic and erotic, it was written in 1785. It tells the story of four wealthy male libertines who resolve to experience the ultimate sexual gratification in orgies. To do this, they seal themselves away for four months in an inaccessible castle in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France…

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31 Planes of Existence

31 Planes Of Existence

Ven. Suvanno Mahathera

This short eBook examines the Buddhist concept of the 31 planes of existence, explaining what they are, including Kama Loka (the Sensual World), Rupa Loka (the Material World), and Arupa Loka (the Immaterial World). One of the main tenets in the Buddha’s Teachings is that all things happen due to a cause. In the context of birth and death, these two phenomena are actually one process. Death is followed by immediate rebirth in accordance with a law…

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