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The Roots of Life

The Roots of Life
Author : Zdislav David Lasevski
Publisher : Zdislav David Lasevski
Release Date : 2012
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Total pages :129
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This book is about kids growing up in an orphanage. Its based on a true story because the author grew up in the same setting. Its a novel describing day-to-day activities and interactions between unique kids and their counselors. This book can be greatly enjoyed by all ages. Parents can read this book and tell their kids how lucky they are when they live in a warm home. The kids can learn how life evolves inside an orphanage and appreciate a warm house, food on their table and a comfortable bed at night. Ps. This book was translated into many languages.

The Gold Mine Effect

The Gold Mine Effect
Author : Rasmus Ankersen
Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
Release Date : 2012-07-05
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :288
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'A great read and a fascinating insight into performance.' Sir Clive Woodward We all want to discover our hidden talents and make an impact with them. But how? Rasmus Ankersen, an ex-footballer and performance specialist, quit his job and for six intense months lived with the world's best athletes in an attempt to answer this question. Why have the best middle distance runners grown up in the same Ethiopian village? Why are the leading female golfers from South Korea? How did one athletic club in Kingston, Jamaica, succeed in producing so many world-class sprinters? Ankersen presents his surprising conclusions in seven lessons on how anyone - or any business, organisation or team - can defy the many misconceptions of high performance and learn to build their own gold mine of real talent.

Gods, Demons, and Others

Gods, Demons, and Others
Author : R. K. Narayan
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 1993-05-15
Category : Fiction
Total pages :241
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Following in the footsteps of the storytellers of his native India, R. K. Narayan has produced his own versions of tales taken from the Ramayana and the Mahabarata. Carefully selecting those stories which include the strongest characters, and omitting the theological or social commentary that would have drawn out the telling, Narayan informs these fascinating myths with his urbane humor and graceful style. "Mr. Narayan gives vitality and an original viewpoint to the most ancient of legends, lacing them with his own blend of satire, pertinent explanation and thoughtful commentary."—Santha Rama Rau, New York Times "Narayan's narrative style is swift, firm, graceful, and lucid . . . thoroughly knowledgeable, skillful, entertaining. One could hardly hope for more."—Rosanne Klass, Times Literary Supplement

The Roots of Life

The Roots of Life
Author : Mahlon B. Hoagland
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date : 1978
Category : Science
Total pages :162
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Explains the basic principles of reproduction and evolution and discusses the importance of current research in genetics to cancer prevention and other major health concerns

Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece

Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece
Author : W. H. D. Rouse
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2001-03-01
Category : Social Science
Total pages :192
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The Adventures that Shaped the Western World First published in 1934, Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece has become one of the most popular, enduring--and captivating--retellings of the ancient myths for modern readers. Recognizing the sheer entertainment value of these timeless adventures, world renowned classical scholar W.H.D. Rouse delighted his students at the Perse School in Cambridge, England, with a conversational style and childlike wonder that made the legends come alive--a rare storytelling gift that continues to engage young and old alike. Many of the characters in this book are familiar to us--Helen of Troy, Icarus, Zeus, Athena, to name just a few--but rarely have their stories of war and adventure, bravery and romance, been so simply and thrillingly told. From the strong-arm heroics of Heracles, to the trickery of the Trojan Horse, from the seductions of Circe the sorceress, to the terrors of the Cyclops and Minotaur, these legends have outlived the culture that bore them. But while the ancient Greeks may be long gone, their fables and morals, their heroes and heroines, live on today…

The Meaning of Things

The Meaning of Things
Author : Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,Eugene Halton
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 1981-10-30
Category : Psychology
Total pages :304
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The meaning of things is a study of the significance of material possessions in contemporary urban life, and of the ways people carve meaning out of their domestic environment. Drawing on a survey of eighty families in Chicago who were interviewed on the subject of their feelings about common household objects, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Eugene Rochberg-Halton provide a unique perspective on materialism, American culture, and the self. They begin by reviewing what social scientists and philosophers have said about the transactions between people and things. In the model of 'personhood' that the authors develop, goal-directed action and the cultivation of meaning through signs assume central importance. They then relate theoretical issues to the results of their survey. An important finding is the distinction between objects valued for action and those valued for contemplation. The authors compare families who have warm emotional attachments to their homes with those in which a common set of positive meanings is lacking, and interpret the different patterns of involvement. They then trace the cultivation of meaning in case studies of four families. Finally, the authors address what they describe as the current crisis of environmental and material exploitation, and suggest that human capacities for the creation and redirection of meaning offer the only hope for survival. A wide range of scholars - urban and family sociologists, clinical, developmental and environmental psychologists, cultural anthropologists and philosophers, and many general readers - will find this book stimulating and compelling.

Mining and Its Environmental Impact

Mining and Its Environmental Impact
Author : Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release Date : 1994
Category : Science
Total pages :164
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This first Issue in the series contains nine articles written by experts from the mining industry, regulatory authorities, and academia, and incorporates the latest research.

Biogeochemical, Health, and Ecotoxicological Perspectives on Gold and Gold Mining

Biogeochemical, Health, and Ecotoxicological Perspectives on Gold and Gold Mining
Author : Ronald Eisler
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2004-10-28
Category : Science
Total pages :376
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Despite the esteemed nature of gold in society, evidence of adverse ecotoxicological effects and risk to human health in various mining and extraction techniques has generated increasing interest in the biological and environmental implications of gold. Biogeochemical, Health, and Ecotoxicological Perspectives on Gold and Gold Mining is the first comprehensive book to evaluate the effect of gold production and use on human health as well as the environmental impact of gold mining and extraction. Dr. Ronald Eisler, a well-known senior research biologist and expert in the chemical and biological effects of various compounds on wildlife, provides a thorough risk assessment of gold, including its geology and sources and physical, chemical, and metabolic properties. The author documents gold concentrations and field collections of abiotic materials and biota and presents research on the lethal and sublethal effects of gold on plants and animals. Supported by case histories, the book examines health risks in gold miners, human sensitivity to jewelry and dental implants, and medicinal uses. It uses examples in several countries to thoroughly explore the environmental effects of gold extraction, including tailings disposal, acid mine drainage, cyanide, arsenic, and mercury contamination, water management issues, and abandoned mines. Unlike traditional risk assessments, the author also takes into account social, political, economic, medicinal, and psychological variables for a more complete perspective on gold's impact on health and the environment. Biogeochemical, Health, and Ecotoxicological Perspectives on Gold and Gold Mining concludes with a discussion on mining legislation, safety, and procedures.

The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata
Author : R. K. Narayan
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 2016-02-12
Category : Fiction
Total pages :224
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The Mahabharata tells a story of such violence and tragedy that many people in India refuse to keep the full text in their homes, fearing that if they do, they will invite a disastrous fate upon their house. Covering everything from creation to destruction, this ancient poem remains an indelible part of Hindu culture and a landmark in ancient literature. Centuries of listeners and readers have been drawn to The Mahabharata, which began as disparate oral ballads and grew into a sprawling epic. The modern version is famously long, and at more than 1.8 million words—seven times the combined lengths of the Iliad and Odyssey—it can be incredibly daunting. Contemporary readers have a much more accessible entry point to this important work, thanks to R. K. Narayan’s masterful translation and abridgement of the poem. Now with a new foreword by Wendy Doniger, as well as a concise character and place guide and a family tree, The Mahabharata is ready for a new generation of readers. As Wendy Doniger explains in the foreword, “Narayan tells the stories so well because they’re all his stories.” He grew up hearing them, internalizing their mythology, which gave him an innate ability to choose the right passages and their best translations. In this elegant translation, Narayan ably distills a tale that is both traditional and constantly changing. He draws from both scholarly analysis and creative interpretation and vividly fuses the spiritual with the secular. Through this balance he has produced a translation that is not only clear, but graceful, one that stands as its own story as much as an adaptation of a larger work.

California Rivers and Streams

California Rivers and Streams
Author : Jeffrey F. Mount
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 1995-11-08
Category : Nature
Total pages :376
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California Rivers and Streams provides a clear and informative overview of the physical and biological processes that shape California's rivers and watersheds. Jeffrey Mount introduces relevant basic principles of hydrology and geomorphology and applies them to an understanding of the differences in character of the state's many rivers. He then builds on this foundation by evaluating the impact on waterways of different land use practices—logging, mining, agriculture, flood control, urbanization, and water supply development. Water may be one of California's most valuable resources, but it is far from being one we control. In spite of channels, levees, lines and dams, the state's rivers still frequently flood, with devastating results. Almost all the rivers in California are dammed or diverted; with the booming population, there will be pressure for more intervention. Mount argues that Californians know little about how their rivers work and, more importantly, how and why land-use practices impact rivers. The forceful reconfiguration and redistribution of the rivers has already brought the state to a critical crossroads. California Rivers and Streams forces us to reevaluate our use of the state's rivers and offers a foundation for participating in the heated debates about their future.

Psychoanalytic Approaches to Myth

Psychoanalytic Approaches to Myth
Author : Daniel Merkur
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2005-07-05
Category : Religion
Total pages :172
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This book surveys the history of psychoanalytic treatments of myths variously as symptoms of psychopathology, as cultural defense mechanisms, and as metaphoric expressions of ideas that may include therapeutic insights.

Japan Pop: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture

Japan Pop: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture
Author : Timothy J. Craig
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2015-04-08
Category : Social Science
Total pages :360
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A fascinating illustrated look at various forms of Japanese popular culture: pop song, jazz, enka (a popular ballad genre of music), karaoke, comics, animated cartoons, video games, television dramas, films and "idols" -- teenage singers and actors. As pop culture not only entertains but is also a reflection of society, the book is also about Japan itself -- its similarities and differences with the rest of the world, and how Japan is changing. The book features 32 pages of manga plus 50 additional photos, illustrations, and shorter comic samples.

International Politics of Recognition

International Politics of Recognition
Author : Thomas Lindemann,Erik Ringmar
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2015-11-17
Category : Social Science
Total pages :256
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The origins of international conflict are often explained by security dilemmas, power-rivalries or profits for political or economic elites. Common to these approaches is the idea that human behaviour is mostly governed by material interests which principally involve the quest for power or wealth. The authors question this truncated image of human rationality. Borrowing the concept of recognition from models developed in philosophy and sociology, this book provides a unique set of applications to the problems of international conflict, and argues that human actions are often not motivated by a pursuit of utility maximisation as much as they are by a quest to gain recognition. This unique approach will be a welcome alternative to the traditional models of international conflict.

Guide to African Cinema

Guide to African Cinema
Author : Sharon A. Russell
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date : 1998
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :183
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An A-Z listing of directors, films, actors, and actresses in African cinema, including French and English films.

Cartooning

Cartooning
Author : Christopher Hart
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2009-01-06
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Total pages :131
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Provides tips and instructions for how to draw human cartoon characters, including facial expressions, hairstyles, and clothing, and offers examples of such familiar characters as a diner waitress, school psychologist, and computer nerd.