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World is Elsewhere: My Life in Cuba and Other Places Sandstone Press
Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna
'So why Morocco?' a friend had asked me. I had shrugged my shoulders in much the same way I had done when previously asked why I had gone to Sudan as a teacher and later to Zimbabwe as an aid worker. 'It chose me rather than the other way round,' I replied, adding that this was pretty much the story of my career to date. In the final part of his autobiographical trilogy with previous books set in North and Southern Africa, Chris McIvor relates the story of his several years in Morocco, his encounter with its history, geography and culture told through the people he met and the places he visited. This book is also an exploration of the rewards, challenges and contradictions of being an aid worker in a foreign country, and how the effort of taking time to listen to local people provides the most valuable lessons in how charity can be better delivered. Later moving to the islands of Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica where as the country director of an international charity the author spent another three years, there is a further interaction with diverse peoples and cultures and an attempt to penetrate behind the gloss of tourism that conceals much of the reality of the Caribbean. This book chronicles both an internal and external journey, celebrating the need for movement, change and personal interaction as something which exposes us not only to other ways of looking at the world but a means of testing our own cultural assumptions, traditions and beliefs from a more questioning and critical perspective.
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Opis - Nauczyciele są przekonani, że uczniowie chodzą do szkoły, by się uczyć. Uczniowie wiedzą, że aby przetrwać w szkole, trzeba znaleźć sposób, aby się nie uczyć, ale mimo to mieć dobre oceny. Klasa 8 A szczególnie pragnie się nie uczyć... Na każdego nauczyciela jest przecież jakaś metoda, która na to pozwala, ale starsi koledzy niekoniecznie chcą ją zdradzić. Cóż, czego się nie robi dla sprawy... Aby zdobyć sposób, warto nawet uciec się do porwania i tortur! Na szczęście wysiłki się opłacają, a sposób działa - ale czy aby na pewno tak, jak chłopcy zaplanowali? Przedstawiamy kolorowe wydanie jednej z najbardziej znanych powieści Edmunda Niziurskiego - znanego i kochanego od pokoleń pisarza młodzieżowego! Od 2014 roku Wydawnictwo GREG jest wyłącznym wydawcą książek Edmunda Niziurskiego przez okres pięciu lat. Nazwa - Sposób na Alcybiadesa / Oprawa twarda Autor - Edmund Niziurski Oprawa - Twarda Wydawca - Greg Kod ISBN - 9788375174793 Kod EAN - 9788375174793 Rok wydania - 2014 Język - polski Format - 17.5x25.0cm Ilość stron - 280 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2014-04-30
Dynamic Earth Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
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An up-to-date and comprehensive exploration of how Earth works New technologies has given us many different ways to examine the Earth. For example, we can penetrate deep into the interior of our planet and effectively X-ray its internal structure. With this technology comes an increased awareness of how our planet is continually changing and a fresh awareness of how fragile it is. Designed for the introductory Physical Geology course found in Geology, Earth Science, Geography, or Physical Science departments, Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology clearly presents Earth's dynamic geologic systems with their many interdependent and interconnected components. It provides comprehensive coverage of the two major energy systems of Earth: the plate tectonic system and the hydrologic cycle. The text fulfills the needs of professors by offering current content and a striking illustration package, while exposing students to the global view of Earth and teaching them to view the world as geologists. The book is divided in four parts. Part I presents Earth's materials and how they are created by geologic systems. Part II discusses the hydrologic system by examining subsystems chapter by chapter. Plate tectonics is the theme of Part III, with separate chapters on divergent, transform, and convergent boundaries, as well as mantle plumes-the subsystems of the tectonic system. In Part IV, the book looks back and applies the principles learned to see how Earth's resources formed and just how different Earth is when compared with other planets. The special attention to the illustrations helps students fully experience the excitement and satisfaction of visualizing and understanding geology, making Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology a unique exploration into our ever-evolving planet.
Introduction to Industrial Organizational Psychology Prentice Hall
For courses in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Psychology of Work Behaviour. This inviting, comprehensive, student-oriented introduction to industrial/organizational psychology emphasizes the connections between theory and practice across the full spectrum of personnel issues, worker issues, work group and organizational issues, and work environment issues. Its focus on career information, employee-centered issues, and cutting-edge research ensures that students get and stay motivated - right from the beginning. NEW - Extensively updated material throughout Includes the latest research on each key topic, and features over 300 new references - Reflects the most current information available in the field, and provides students with an excellent resource for term papers and future coursework. NEW - Expanded emphasis on leadership Discusses leadership theories, provides information on transformational leadership and the full range of leadership model. NEW - Coverage of cutting-edge issues Includes working in virtual organizations; action learning; the changing nature of work; work-family balance; and on-line employee screening and evaluation - Gives students an awareness and understanding of the fields hot topics. NEW - In-the-margin websites - Provides students with Internet addresses for career exploration and additional information relevant to text topics. Updated information on job analysis - Discusses use of the U.S. Department of Labors O*NET for job analysis and career exploration. Employee-centered approach Focuses on employee issues and concerns rather than the traditional emphasis on personnel issues, and on teams and the value of the organizations human resources - Offers a point of view that students can relate to personally, drawing on their own experiences as employees rather than the often impersonal concept of personnel. Inside Tips Begins each chapter - Helps students develop study strategies, deal with common confusions, and understand how the various chapters and topic areas fit together. Stop and Review questions - Maximizes students learning, and allows them to self-test their reading retention. Up Close sections In every chapter - Provides students with practical information concerning how I/O psychology can increase understanding of everyday work situations, and allows them to apply theories to the real world and information on careers in the field. On the Cutting Edge boxes In every chapter - Excites students with information about what is currently going on in the field. Presents instructors with a current topic for deeper exploration. Applying I/O Psychology boxes In every chapter - Serves to bridge theory and practice, and shows students how I/O psychologists apply their knowledge of theory to make positive changes in actual work settings. Chapter-end summaries of central concepts - Encourages students to think about the topics presented and to review and apply what they have learned. Annotated suggested readings At the end of each chapter - Provides students and instructors with convenient resources for more in-depth study of selected topics. Statistical Appendix - At the end of Chapter 2 Enables instructors who put greater emphasis on methods to easily include it; but it also serves as good later reference material for students who are not assigned it as part of the course.
Wydawnictwa naukowe i popularno-naukowePedagogika. Oświata i szkolnictwo
In the current social situation it is both school roles and the means of educational operation that are subject to change. School generates internal changes and reacts to transformations in various fields outside. It should foster the development of an individual, his/her attitudes and skills that constitute conceptual, critical and creative thinking as well as his/her ability to manage own development and the choice of life path. It is to introduce values into the world, pass on and popularize the achievements of science and disseminate cultural wealth. (?)School is becoming a strategic institution for the society that is informational, knowledge-based and engaged in lifelong learning. The core of its existence lies not only in knowledge transfer, but most importantly in teaching the skill of living in a world of multiplicity and informational contradictions as well as in a world of conflict of values and interests. (?)In the new educational context the teacher is assigned the role of a creator and executor of changes in the educational process. (?)Creative and engaged in the transformation processes, the teacher is becoming the pillar of modern school and faces new tasks meant to make school more attractive and equip students with tools necessary to understand the learning society (?)This publication is divided into two parts. The first part depicts the transformations that determine the operation of contemporary school and education. The problems presented magnify the issues of social and educational changes that take place in the contemporary school. It reveals the challenges that a school faces and describes the transformations of its model which facilitate completion of new tasks.The second part depicts matters that pertain to changes and challenges associated with professional activity of a teacher. He/she should organize the didactic-educational process according to the modern principles of education policy and practice as well as effectively fulfill the roles and tasks that lead to creative participation in social life. The teacher should also show young individuals the way to independence and responsibility in seeking and understanding their own place in the world. The articles presented here have been previously published in Polish journals and collective works. They have been elaborated and modified to consider the changing educational realities. The need to compile these papers so that the presented reflections may be synthesized and may encourage continuous exploration and the necessity to improve school operation and teacher activity are beyond dispute.The publication is addressed to all those who are interested in school and teacher activity in a time marked by dynamic social changes. Therefore, the readership is likely to include those who are professionally associated with education ? teachers, school principals, subject instructors, research workers, members of the school supervisory body and educational administrators as well as current and prospective students in teacher training institutions. Due to the social importance of the issues discussed here, the publication may become a source of inspiration to all Readers who are interested in school improvement and pedagogical progress and independently seek innovative solutions in this matter.
Mysteries of the Gobi I B TAURIS
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John Hare is a star author and one of the most well-known explorers of his generation. The Gobi is a perennially fascinating part of the world - a desert that people love to read about. China, the environment/natural world, exploration and discovery: broad and topical appeal.The Gobi is the largest, coldest and driest desert in Asia. Its shifting sands conceal ancient cities, 3,000-year-old mummies, dinosaur bones and areas where no man has set foot. It is also the last place on earth where the wild Bactrian camel clings to survival, its fragile habitat threatened by poachers and development. With the conservation of this elusive creature in mind, John Hare was inspired to venture into the wildest parts of the Chinese Gobi on an expedition during which they crossed a hundred miles of sand dunes, unexplored in recorded history. Several weeks into the journey, Hare and the team discovered, in two unmapped valleys, a population of wildlife with no experience of man.Interwoven with the account of his remarkable journey, Hare tells, for the first time, the story of an epic migration made by Kazakh nomads in flight from Chinese communists and describes the historic and current tensions between the Chinese and the indigenous Uighur population of Xinjiang. A blend of history and high adventure, discovery and conservation, "Mysteries of the Gobi" is a unique and compelling account of modern-day exploration.
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How-to, authoritative guidance for creating a best-in-class fraud prevention and compliance program in any organization Now in a Second Edition, this practical book helps corporate executives and managers understand the full ramifications of good corporate governance and compliance. It covers best practices for establishing a unit to protect the financial integrity of a business; theories and models on how and why fraud occurs in an organization; importance of strong internal controls; major compliance and corporate governance initiatives and milestones since 1985; and more. Complete coverage includes implementation guidance for a robust fraud prevention and compliance program, including sample policies, best practice examples, and a 14-point management antifraud program. Covers fraud risk assessment and prevention guidance Looks at global risk issues, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act Examines amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizational Crime Discusses Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Explores enterprise risk management key program elements Offers coverage of how fraud and compliance failures contributed to the financial crisis Includes enhanced principles for fraud data mining Presents new cases, checklists and real-world examples, expanded international coverage, and the latest technological tools Shows executives and managers what their responsibilities are regarding fraud prevention, internal controls, and compliance Provides an instructor's website, including a test bank Other titles by Biegelman: Building a World-Class Compliance Program and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Guidebook Completely revised and updated, Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control, Second Edition is every manager's best resource for understanding all the complex issues and responsibilities associated with fraud and compliance. Praise for Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control: Creating a Culture of Compliance "Martin Biegelman and Joel Bartow convert their lifelong experiences and unparalleled knowledge into a concise, well-written book. They provide the essential tools to take aspirational goals for fraud prevention and compliance and build them into concrete and effective programs." --From the Foreword by Bradley J. Bondi, Partner, Caldwater, Wickersham & Taft LLP " Executive Roadmap touches all the bases on corporate fraud. The authors -- both experienced fraud investigators and federal law enforcement agents -- lay out the history and major milestones of corporate fraud, and discuss with precision the key issues facing today's executives and compliance leaders. The book provides a valuable overview for business leaders looking to develop and implement effective compliance programs and instill a culture of integrity in order to help their organizations defeat the challenges posed by today's sophisticated fraudsters. --Jeffrey Eglash, Senior Counsel, Litigation & Legal Policy, GE "Biegelman and Bartow provide great insight into not just how fraud occurs inside of companies, but why . Preventing fraud requires a solid understanding of both, making this book a must read for any executive who is serious about creating the compliance mechanisms and the corporate culture needed for effective fraud prevention." --Aaron G. Murphy, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP "Business leaders would be wise to follow the recommendations in this book. Fraud prevention is more than just creating a set of policies. As the subtitle indicates, it is essential to create a culture of compliance. Empty words accomplish nothing. The authors, both experienced fraud examiners, have spent decades investigating fraud, as well as developing strategies to prevent it. This book is an essential tool in creating an anti-fraud environment in any company." --James D. Ratley, CFE, President & CEO, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners "Biegelman and Bartow's Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control is an essential guide for all who have an interest in eradicating corporate or institutional fraud. Written by experts in detecting and preventing fraud in its myriad forms, this book is a handy source for those who hope to avoid the predicaments that the authors have seen or in managing the crises that arise when the problems cannot be avoided. The new second edition is an indispensable addition to the libraries of internal compliance and legal officers, and forensic accountants." --Joel M. Cohen, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, former New York federal prosecutor and liaison to the French Ministry of Justice and OECD "Biegelman & Bartow's book offers expert guidance to anyone tasked with understanding and tackling fraud in the workplace. Their straightforward approach informs the reader and provides a roadmap and guidance for implementation of an effective fraud mechanism within any organization -- small or large. I plan to provide a copy of the book to my Board of Directors and executive members of management." --Lisanne E. S. Cottington, Compliance Officer, Insight Enterprises, Inc. "This next edition is extremely timely. It covers key topics that any management member needs to know in today's regulatory climate. These authors have used their extensive corporate and government experience to create a practical and easy to understand compliance guide. A superb resource for any executive." --Karen Popp, Partner at Sidley Austin LLP and former federal prosecutor and Associate Counsel to President Clinton "With executives increasingly on the hot seat when corporate compliance issues arise, clear guidance regarding risk areas and best practices is invaluable. Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control containsa timely combination of illustrative stories and practice tips regarding hazards in this complex area. It is a good resource for both corporate executives and the many professionals assisting corporations to prevent or detect fraud and build a culture of legal compliance." --Barb Dawson, partner with focus on internal investigations and business litigation,Snell & Wilmer LLP " Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control: Creating a Culture of Compliance is a trulyphenomenal book. Martin Biegelman and Joel Bartow have accomplished an incredible achievement: they have flawlessly bridged the chasm between the theoretical/academic and practical/tangible. This is a volume that should not be on the bookshelf of every manager interested in compliance and fraud prevention (which should be every manager); it should be dog-eared and open on the desktop of every such manager! Kudos to Messrs. Biegelman and Bartow!" --William J. Kresse, M.S., J.D., CPA, CFF, CFE; Associate Professor, Graham School of Management; Director, Center for the Study of Fraud and Corruption, Saint Xavier University, Chicago "Biegelman and Bartow have again provided an invaluable resource for leaders in the corporate world who have responsibility for fraud, integrity, and compliance. They send a clear message that addressing fraud is a two part process- establishing robust controls and detection measures; and creating a culture of compliance and integrity. This work provides a detailed tour through the world of fraud controls while keeping the importance of culture at the forefront." --Ronald C. Petersen, Executive Director, Global Security, Ally Financial "From the perspective of an ethics and compliance practitioner, Martin Biegelman's and Joel Bartow's new offering is a Thanksgiving feast. Too often, companies and organizations get caught up in the moment, and don't stand back to examine the cultural, organizational and historic reasons that fraud exists. Biegelman and Bartow plow that road, and use their insights to offer invaluable tips in the design of effective anti-fraud programs." --James D. Berg, Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Apollo Group Inc. "Biegelmanand Bartowhave indeed produced a functional roadmapfor the executive to follow in fraud prevention and internal control. This book is a great asset for those engaged in the seemingly endless struggle to control fraud. A "must read" for the industry. --Raymond L. Philo, MPA, Executive Director, Economic Crime Institute, Utica College "As if Executive Roadmap to Fraud Prevention and Internal Control wasn't a powerful enough tool for fraud fighters, now Biegelman and Bartow have added fresh insight and advice to the second edition. With compelling updates on costly internal and external fraud and corruption, together with easy-to-read descriptions of latest fraud-fighting technologies, this is a must-read for fraud examiners, auditors, attorneys and others--whether they've read the first edition or not. --Peter Goldmann, President, White-Collar Crime 101 LLC/FraudAware "Fraud borders on the ubiquitous in contemporary corporate culture. This book provides a rich and comprehensive guide to crafting a state of the art fraud deterrence program. While the book is sure to better equip corporate executives and directors in their fight against fraud, I intend to draw heavily upon its content in educating accounting students who represent the CEO's and CFO's of the future." --Ingrid E. Fisher, PhD, CPA, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Accounting and Law, The University at Albany-SUNY "The book's exploration of fraud theories ranging from "rotten apple" to the "potato chip" (can't eat just one!), provides useful examination of the psychology of corporate fraud that explains its recurring nature and offers clues to creating a fraud resistant culture." --Zachary W. Carter, Partner and head of the Trial Group, Dorsey & Whitney LLP and former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
Kamaitachi _ Hosoe Eikoh, Keene Donald, Hijikata Tatsumi Wydawnictwo: Aperture
WYDAWNICTWA ALBUMOWE > Fotografia > Tematyczna > Reportaż i dokument
Kamaitachi ISBN: 9781597111218 Autor: Hosoe Eikoh, Keene Donald, Hijikata Tatsumi Rok wydania: 2009-10-12 Ilość stron: 112 Oprawa: twarda Format: 241 x 324 mm Eikoh Hosoe's Kamaitachi , a classic and groundbreaking body of work, was originally released in 1969 as a limited-edition photobook of one thousand copies. A unique collaboration between photographer Eikoh Hosoe and Tatsumi Hijikata , the founder of ankoku butoh dance, the work documents their visit to a farming village in northern Japan and the improvisational performance that resulted, made with the participation of local villagers and inspired by the legend of kamaitachi , a weasel-like demon who haunts the rice fields and slashes those he encounters with a sickle. In 2005, in close consultation with the artist, Aperture released a limited-edition facsimile in homage to the original. In this 2009 edition, Aperture is honored to reinterpret this paragon of Japanese bookmaking, which now includes four never-before-published images from the classic Kamaitachi series and a new text by preeminent Japanese scholar Donald Keene, as well as essays by Eikoh Hosoe and Suzo Takiguchi. Aperture is doubly pleased to make this enchanting body of work available, for the first time ever, in an affordable trade edition. This version was painstakingly reworked by renowned graphic artist Ikko Tanaka, designer of the original volume, shortly before his death. Hosoe and Hijikata, who first met in 1959, share the same birthplace: the Tohoku countryside in Northern Japan, where most of the images were made. Hosoe photographed Hijikata's spontaneous interactions with the landscape and the people they encountered. A magnificent and seductive combination of performance and photography, the two artists enact an intense investigation of tradition and an exploration, both personal and symbolic, of Japanese society during a time of massive upheaval and change. In an accompanying personal essay, published here for the first time, Hosoe recounts how he became one of the Beat Generation artists, who were willing to try anything new, and his exploration of how traditional documentary photography and personal expression could be merged into what he describes as "subjective documentary." EIKOH HOSOE (born in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, 1933) is an integral part of the history of modern Japanese photography; he remains a driving force not only for his own work, but also for his efforts as a teacher and ambassador, fostering artistic exchange between Japan and the rest of the world. Hosoe is represented by Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York. He lives in Tokyo. DONALD KEENE (essay) is a Columbia University Professor Emeritus and Shincho Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature. SHUZO TAKIGUCHI (essay, 1903
Sketching Youth, Self, and Youth Work Sense Publishers
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In part a semi-autobiographical memoir of the life of a youth worker and in part a supplemental text that can be used to learn a method of qualitative research and youth work practice, Sketching Youth, Self, and Youth Work is a book for practitioners, scholars and researchers trying to understand human interactions. The author describes a method of reflexivity and experimental autobiography that places self at the center, and shares several sketches (vignettes) based on his experiences as a youth, youth worker with troubled youth, and professor of youth work. Written in the spirit of discovery learning, the material is presented with the assumption that it will be discussed, questioned and critiqued by individual readers and in classrooms and other forums where people play with and discuss written material. Researchers interested in alternative forms of mixed genre inquiry will also find the book useful. Mark Krueger is concerned with what is. He wants to show youth work as he experiences and understands it with the hope that his work and sketches will ring true with the experiences of the reader and lead to new discoveries of their own. The hope is that in reading this book you too will be able to understand your world and the worlds of youth and youth work a little better as you know them to be. Simply brilliant! Krueger's images and reflections distill all that is child and youth care work into its most primary context - one single moment in the life of a single Self. True to his stated objective, this eminent contributor to our profession makes himself fully "visible," and what you see is who you are. The writing is distinctively Kruegerian, bold, delicate and intensely personal. If others wish to borrow my copy, I will have no hesitation in saying, "go buy one for yourself, you'll never regret it." GERRY FEWSTER, Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Professsor, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Calgary.Author of Being in Child Care: A Journey into Self. Founding Editor, Relational Child & Youth Care Practice. In this beautiful, rich and lyric exploration of the dynamic world of youth and youth worker, Krueger opens up radically new possibilities for research, youth work training and insight into ourselves and the field of youth-adult relations... A ground-breaking work of major importance to the field of youth work and any other field interested in practice based on relationship and critical reflection. .I love the book and can't wait to use it in my qualitative research course. HANS SKOTT MYHRE, Child and Youth Studies, Brock University. This book belongs with the American Masters in literature as well as with the best texts in child and youth care, counseling and youth work. It has a place of honor on my shelf because it evokes the complex and deeply human ethos that is central to good human-to-human practice. Mark Krueger gives us the gift of allowing us into his inner world as he negotiates the intersection between himself and others while keeping his eye on the prize: intervention that moves forward both the child, the youth, the family AND the worker so that not only change but transformation can take place. Thank you Mark. This is a wonderful book. SIBYLLE ARTZ, PhD, Director and Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria Mark Krueger is, always, a most interesting individual to read. He is, perhaps, the individual in the field of child and youth care with the most exact eye for detail; a poet's eye and a painter of words springs to mind. DR NIALL MCELWEE, Senior Lecturer in Child and Youth Care and Editor, Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies. Art work by Suzanne Vandeboom, www.artvitae.com/vandeboom
Barbarian Days Penguin US
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"Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard." - Sports Illustrated §§Barbarian Days is William Finnegan's memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life.§§Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses-off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves.§§Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly-he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui-is served up with rueful humor. As Finnegan's travels take him ever farther afield, he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity.§§Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art.§§Praise for Barbarian Days :§§"Without a doubt, the finest surf book I've ever read . . . But on a more fundamental level, Barbarian Days offers a clear-eyed vision of American boyhood. Like Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild , it is a sympathetic examination of what happens when literary ideas of freedom and purity take hold of a young mind and fling his body out into the far reaches of the world." -The New York Times Magazine§§"Incandescent . . . I'd sooner press this book upon on a nonsurfer, in part because nothing I've read so accurately describes the feeling of being stoked or the despair of being held under. . . . [But] it's also about a writer's life and, even more generally, a quester's life, more carefully observed and precisely rendered than any I've read in a long time." -Los Angeles Times
Kummer: Chamber Music for Winds brilliant classics
Książki naukowe>Sztuka>Muzyka, śpiew i taniec>Muzyka poważna
Caspar Kummer is a composer of unjustly little renown. Held in high esteem by his contemporaries, relatively little information can be found on his life in the leading music dictionaries of today, a fact that stands in stark contrast to his compositional excellence as well as his virtuosity as a flautist. Though Kummer rose to the position of Kapellmeister in the castle chapel of an important German duke in his later years, his creative output failed to reach a similar level of renown after his death in 1870.The music on this collection, constructed around his favourite instrument, goes some way towards doing the composer some justice. There are a number of noticeable highlights here. Von Dir! is a fascinating attempt -- on the performers' part -- at 'making an instrument speak': the original vocal part is interpreted by a lyrical and otherworldly clarinet, which is in constant dialogue with the complementary flute. The challenging Adagio and Variations, meanwhile, requires a mastery of the basset horn (an instrument that, interestingly, was rather out of fashion for much of Kummer's life), pushing the instrument to the upper edge of its range. The final Trio leaves us with a suggestion of the greater stylistic variety within Kummer's work, leaning towards the Romantic rather than the dominant Classical style of the rest of the collection.This exploration of a relatively unknown composer is undertaken by an ensemble who are appearing here for the first time on Brilliant Classics: the Italian Classical Consort, led by multi-instrumentalist Luigi Magistrelli. Even more fittingly, they specialise in performances of the much-neglected Classical and Romantic repertoire, and they are known for their concerts and masterclasses the world over.Other information:.- A World premiere, recorded July 2012, Gallarate and Santo Stefano Ticino, Italy- Caspar Kummer, in his time a virtuoso on several wind instruments (flute, clarinet, basset horn) left an oeuvre of surprisingly high quality and originality, in the romantic tradition of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Spohr: a discovery well worth exploring.- Played with dedicated affection by the "discoverers" of these hidden gems: the Italian Classical Consort, led by virtuoso Luigi Magistrelli.- Booklet contains extensive liner notes on the composer, his music and an artist biographies....
Villette Oxford University Press
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'I am only just returned to a sense of the real world about me, for I have been reading Villette, a still more wonderful book than Jane Eyre.' George Eliot Lucy Snowe, in flight from an unhappy past, leaves England and finds work as a teacher in Madame Beck's school in 'Villette'. Strongly drawn to the fiery autocratic schoolmaster Monsieur Paul Emanuel, Lucy is compelled by Madame Beck's jealous interference to assert her right to love and be loved. Based in part on Charlotte Bronte's experience in Brussels ten years earlier, Villette (1853) is a cogent and dramatic exploration of a woman's response to the challenge of a constricting social environment. Its deployment of imagery comparable in power to that of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, and its use of comedyDSironic or exuberantDSin the service of an ultimately sombre vision, make Villette especially appealing to the modern reader. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Dreaming in Code Three Rivers Press
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"Technology people like to call complicated problems 'nontrivial.' Scott Rosenberg has taken an extremely nontrivial topic and made it accessible. He plainly admires the people who create code, but shows them as the complex, flawed beings we all are- and how human talents, quirks and passions become part of what people create. Dreaming in Code is stellar reporting and writing." -Dan Gillmor, Director, Center for Citizen Media and author of We the Media "We live in a world increasingly governed by the near-invisible logic of software, and yet most of us know almost nothing about that hidden world inside our computers. Dreaming in Code is a fascinating and sobering exploration of how the challenges of programming both inspire and undermine our human drive to create new tools. Beautifully written, it's a book for anyone interested in the roots of creativity and innovation, for coders and non-coders alike." -Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good for You and Emergence "The great software genius Bill Joy likes to say that writing software is like building a cathedral: It's art, science, architecture, and manual labor all rolled into one. Dreaming in Code illuminates the truth of that metaphor in all its subtlety and fullness. It has drama, comedy, pathos, and poignancy- and its center, in Mitch Kapor, is one of the most fascinating and yet least understood figures of the digital revolution. It's also so smart and insightful on its subject as any book I know." -John Heilemann, New York Magazine columnist and author of Pride Before The Fall: Trials of Bill Gates and the End of the Microsoft Era "Dreaming in Code is the first true successor to Tracy Kidder'sSoul of a New Machine, and is written with a combination of technical sophistication and narrative skill not seen in many years. Read it to understand what all these software wizards actually do." -James Fallos, The Atlantic "Dreaming in Code bravely goes where no nonprogrammer has dared to go before: into the whirlwind where human imagination struggles to become code. Scott Rosenberg brilliantly interweaves the story of a start-up software company with the history of our (endless) attempts to rationalize the process of programming. He brings the reader close to the programmers: to root for them, then worry for them, as their project begins falling into all the old traps. Yet Rosenberg's admiration for the visionaries and coders shines through, until one almost believes they will one day succeed at creating their own 'Key To All Mythologies, ' their repository of all things digital. Most people do not understand what goes into the creation of computer software, but now they will." -Ellen Ullman, author of Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents "From the Hardcover edition."
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From the Sunday Time s top ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test , a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame.§§'It's about the terror, isn't it?'§'The terror of what?' I said.§'The terror of being found out.'§§For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they're being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job.§§A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people's faults. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. We are using shame as a form of social control.§§Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only Jon Ronson can be, So You've Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws - and the very scary part we all play in it.§
In Conversation New Generation Publishing
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For the past fifteen years my work has led me into the exploration of the unconscious. Through my work as a holistic healer, with thousands of dream analysis interpretations, and altered states of consciousness achieved in meditation, I have an inner window in which to explore this hidden part of nature and discover what we truly are. The symbolic nature of our unconscious minds provides great insight into the nature of an individual's needs, helping to bring balance and understanding to the challenges of health and well-being. Working with my unconscious self I became convinced that the life within is equal to the waking state. The shift in consciousness through such techniques has enabled me to be aware of this great expanse of human nature and existences that lie beyond. Through such investigations, a series of conversations took place which I further explored through the medium of poetry. What follows is a journey, establishing an understanding to the tentative beginnings of the human race and the awareness that we are not alone within these inner states; that there is a forgotten branch of being that needs to be remembered and restored in each of our minds for the purpose of our own evolution. These conversations are presented as I heard them with very little editing, apart from the removal of personal data. As you the reader reads, the purpose of this book is taking place. The restoration of this hidden branch of being is restored into your mind. Whether you choose to understand it as fiction or reality is your choice and does not hamper in anyway the purpose of this book. If you the reader wish to join in, in your own inner journey then it is essential that you keep a diary for recording your dreams, we all dream every night but not all of us remember our inner experiences this can be rectified by either setting an alarm to wake you in the early hours helping you to lighten your sleep, or a cup of tea before bed should keep you from drifting to deeply. Do not judge of dismiss dreams that you have recalled how ever small or irreverent they may seem, record them in your diary. Dreams are an axis point for your own excursions into the collective unconscious. The collective unconscious can be used to ask questions and receive answers through the medium of dreams, they are best interpreted by seeing the recalled event in symbols, for instance a dream of a bird tapping at your window would carry with it a symbolic meaning which you the dreamer can now begin to understand, dreams are not fixed of static they have many layers of meaning it is up to the dreamer to apprehend which is most relevant, in this case first note what type of bird is tapping at the window an eagle is very different from a sparrow, note there own particular skills and talents, birds because they have the ability to fly and live off the land are symbols of gifts, symbols of your own flights of consciousness, tapping at your window indicates such gifts offer you a window of opportunity, be mindful of the room in which the window is in for it offers more understanding to the symbolic understanding being given, it would indicate you as the dreamer have gifts that need to be given the opportunity to take flight. This is the way to view all dream material, recall as much detail as you can write it down in your diary and over time with dedicated persistence they will provide you with great insight to your waking and dreaming world. When reading the conversations and poetry that follow you can use your own dreams to question and gather your own deep understanding to this quest.
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