Riquet With The Tuft

Autor: Charles Perrault
Publisher: "Издательство ""Проспект"""
ISBN: 5392059597
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«Riquet with the Tuft» by Charles Perrault, Charles Welsh and illustrated by Michael Bychkov.

Tufty Riquet A French Fairy Tale About The Fallacy Of Beauty

Autor: Anon E. Mouse
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 299 In this 299th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the French Fairy Tale – “TUFTY RIQUET”. ONCE upon a time, long, long ago and far, far away there was, once upon a time, a Queen gave birth to a son, so hideously ugly, that it was long disputed, whether he had human form. A Fairy, who was at his birth, affirmed, he would be very lovable for all that, since he should be endowed with abundance of wit. She even added, that it would be in his power, by virtue of a gift she had just then given him, to bestow on the person he most loved as much wit as he pleased. All this somewhat comforted the poor Queen, who was under a grievous affliction for having brought into the world such an ugly brat. It is true, that this child no sooner began to prattle, but he said a thousand pretty things, and that in all his actions there was something so taking, that he charmed every-body. I forgot to tell you, that he came into the world with a little tuft of hair upon his head, which made them call him TUFTY RIQUET, for Riquet was the family name. Seven or eight years after this, the Queen of a neighbouring kingdom was delivered of two daughters at a birth. The first-born of these was beautiful beyond compare, whereat the Queen was so very glad, that those present were afraid that her excess of joy would do her harm. The same Fairy, who had assisted at the birth of little TUFTY RIQUET, was here also; and, to moderate the Queen's gladness, she declared, that this little Princess should have no wit at all, but be as stupid as she was pretty. This mortified the Queen extremely, but some moments afterwards she had far greater sorrow; for, the second daughter she was delivered of, was very ugly. "Do not afflict yourself so much, Madam," said the Fairy; "your daughter shall have so great a portion of wit, that her want of beauty will scarcely be perceived." "God grant it," replied the Queen; "but is there no way to make the eldest, who is so pretty, have some little wit?" "I can do nothing for her, Madam, as to wit," answered the Fairy, "but everything as to beauty; and as there is nothing but what I would do for your satisfaction, I give her for gift, that she shall have the power to make handsome the person who shall best please her." So what happened next? Did Prince Tufty Riquet and the princesses ever get together? What happened when they did? Was Cupid able to fire his arrows of love? If he did who became love-struck? Well, you’ll have to download and read this story to get the answers to your questions and find out just what happened. BUY ANY 4 BABA INDABA CHILDREN’S STORIES FOR ONLY $1 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps. Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".

Remarkable Engineers

Autor: Ioan James
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113948625X
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Engineering transformed the world completely between the 17th and 21st centuries. Remarkable Engineers tells the stories of 51 of the key pioneers in this transformation, from the designers and builders of the world's railways, bridges and aeroplanes, to the founders of the modern electronics and communications revolutions. The focus throughout is on their varied life stories, and engineering and scientific detail is kept to a minimum. Engineer profiles are organized chronologically, inviting readers with an interest in engineering to follow the path by which these remarkable engineers utterly changed our lives.

Impossible Engineering

Autor: Chandra Mukerji
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069116665X
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The Canal du Midi, which threads through southwestern France and links the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, was an astonishing feat of seventeenth-century engineering--in fact, it was technically impossible according to the standards of its day. Impossible Engineering takes an insightful and entertaining look at the mystery of its success as well as the canal's surprising political significance. The waterway was a marvel that connected modern state power to human control of nature just as surely as it linked the ocean to the sea. The Canal du Midi is typically characterized as the achievement of Pierre-Paul Riquet, a tax farmer and entrepreneur for the canal. Yet Chandra Mukerji argues that it was a product of collective intelligence, depending on peasant women and artisans--unrecognized heirs to Roman traditions of engineering--who came to labor on the waterway in collaboration with military and academic supervisors. Ironically, while Louis XIV and his treasury minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert used propaganda to present France as a new Rome, the Canal du Midi was being constructed with unrecognized classical methods. Still, the result was politically potent. As Mukerji shows, the project took land and power from local nobles, using water itself as a silent agent of the state to disrupt traditions of local life that had served regional elites. Impossible Engineering opens a surprising window into the world of seventeenth-century France and illuminates a singular work of engineering undertaken to empower the state through technical conquest of nature.

Riquet La Houppe

Autor: Charles Perrault
Publisher: "Издательство ""Проспект"""
ISBN: 539206082X
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«Riquet à la houppe» de Charles Perrault illustré par Michael Bychkov.

Riquet Le G Nie Des Eaux

Autor: Mireille Oblien-Brière
Publisher: Editions Privat
ISBN: 2708901400
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Qui êtes-vous vraiment monsieur Riquet ? un bâtisseur ? un meneur d’hommes ? un manipulateur ? un financier de haut vol ? un courtisan ? un homme de bon sens, pragmatique, rusé, opportuniste ? un surhomme ? un père soucieux de ses enfants et de leur avenir, proche de sa famille, de ses amis ? un homme à l’écoute de Dieu ? À toutes ces questions et à bien d’autres, Mireille Oblin-Brière apporte des réponses à partir des milliers de pièces qu’elle a consultées aux Archives du canal du Midi et aux Archives départementales de la Haute-Garonne. Son étude très documentée s’appuie sur une recherche fouillée. Cette biographie inédite met en lumière une personnalité peu connue du grand public, et est illustrée de plans, cartes et portraits.