Archive For The “World” Category
By Rosemary Mahoney
"In this clever and humane e-book, Rosemary Mahoney writes of people that are blind....She experiences on their braveness and provides voice, repeatedly, to their excellent dignity."--Andrew Solomon, writer of faraway from the Tree
"This cheerful, considerate booklet took me on an emotional trip and brought me to humans I'll always remember. together with her splendidly sharp prose and nice humorousness and humanity, Rosemary Mahoney has written a riveting narrative that mixes world-class reporting, technology, background, and go back and forth writing. For the good thing about those that See has replaced ceaselessly the best way I view my senses, and made me conscious of how I do and don't adventure the world." -- Will Schwalbe, writer of the tip of Your lifestyles e-book Club
"Rosemary Mahoney is considered one of a handful of nonfiction writers so unique and so awesome that i glance ahead to every new publication with an pleasure bordering on impatience. What makes For the advantage of those that See specially soaking up is that it activates Mahoney's maximum power: her idiosyncratic and unblinking eye. because it explores the area of the blind, this provocative and revelatory paintings teaches us very much approximately what it potential to determine. And while i ended this ebook, I again to the area feeling that each one my senses were sharpened." -- George Howe Colt, writer of the massive House
In the culture of Oliver Sacks's The Island of the Colorblind, Rosemary Mahoney tells the tale of Braille without borderlines, the 1st college for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the amazing blind lady who based the varsity. interested and inspired via what she discovered from the blind kids of Tibet, Mahoney was once moved to enquire additional the cultural background of blindness. As a part of her study, she spent 3 months educating at Tenberken's foreign education middle for blind adults in Kerala, India, an event that unearths either the stunning oppression persevered by way of the world's blind, in addition to their nice resilience, integrity, ingenuity, and power. by way of dwelling one of the blind, Rosemary Mahoney allows us to determine them in interesting pack up, revealing their specific "quality of ease that turns out to broadcast a primary connection to the world." Having learn FOR the advantage of those that SEE, you'll by no means see the area in fairly an identical approach back.
By Joseph F. O'Callaghan
By Nick Hayes
This number of essays brings jointly the most recent historic study on cultural creation and reception throughout the moment global conflict. Its place to begin is how this struggle used to be provided to, and understood by way of, contemporaries and the way they differentiated it from past conflicts. even though this was once rather visible within the development of rules of inclusiveness and commonality the place "the humans" pulled jointly to safe victory and a socially equitable peace, the essays additionally search to discover the range of institutional and private reviews. Essays examine significant associations and industries equivalent to the lately shaped BBC, the culturally different and speedily increasing advertisement press, and the British movie undefined. the gathering explores the position of the person agent, with stories on proven writers and composers, and the way every one on the topic of the collective rationales of wartime.
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Useful for AP international background scholars in addition to those that desire a common reference, this six-page timeline covers:
Events, humans, and areas from 40,000 B.C.E. to today
Political and army developments
Scientific and technological advances
By William Harlan Hale
Hardcover, as pictured; no dirt jacket; put on on most sensible and backside ends of backbone; small nick on conceal backside side; textual content is superb (art)
By John E. Tilton
In the early Nineteen Seventies, the post-World struggle II growth in international steel intake got here to a halt. As time handed, it turned transparent that what many first regarded as a cyclical downturn was once as an alternative a long term, large decline in global steel call for. during this quantity, first released in 1990, editor John E. Tilton and 4 fellow students of mineral economics examine the factors and results of this decline and the clients for destiny development in global steel call for. This publication may be of curiosity to scholars of commercial and environmental reports.
By edited by Jennie K. Singer, Dilip K. Das, and Eileen Ahlin.
"Offering infrequent insiders' views, developments in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders worldwide is a complete survey of correctional programming and administration types used throughout international locations. Twelve chapters current transcribed interviews of corrections leaders besides a short portrait of the corrections method in these jurisdictions. The leaders interviewed characterize numerous cultures, political environments, and monetary structures and are available from North the United States (Canada, Mexico, and the United States), Asia (Singapore), Australia, the Caribbean (Trinidad and Tobago), and Europe (England, Hungary, and Bosnia-Herzegovina)"--Provided through publisher. Read more...
1. Interview with Hazael Ruiz, ex-director of the penal complex procedure in Mexico urban / Elena Azaola --
2. Interview with assistant commissioner Luke furnish of criminal providers and courses in New South Wales / Lauren Benton, Elias Mpofu, and Rodd Rothwell --
3. Interview with Dusko Sain, Director of Corrections for the Republic of Srspka / Laurence Armand French and Goran Kovacevic --
4. Interview with Dr. Antal Kökényesi, Lieutenant basic, Commander of the Hungarian nationwide legal carrier / József Boda and Zsolt Molnár --
5. Interview with John Rougier, Commissioner of Prisons of Trinidad and Tobago / Dianne Williams --
6. Interview with John Pastorek, warden at North Fraser Pretrial Centre in British Columbia / Danielle Murdoch --
7. Interview with Michael Boileau, warden of Matsqui establishment, Correctional provider Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia / Richard mum or dad --
8. Interview with Robert Jennings on Corrective companies, Western Australia / Ann-Claire Larsen --
9. Interview with Timothy Leo, leader psychologist of the Singapore felony carrier / Andrew Day and Sharon Casey --
10. Interview with Sue corridor, leader officer of West Yorkshire Probation / Clare Beckett --
11. Interview with Robert Ambroselli, director of parole, California division of Corrections and Rehabilitation / Mary Maguire --
12. Interview with "CM" / Joanna Spink --
13. end / Jennie okay. Singer, Eileen M. Ahlin, and Dilip okay. Das.
By Peter Westwick, Peter Neushul
A definitive and hugely readable heritage of browsing and the cultural, political, monetary, and environmental effects of its evolution from a game of Hawaiian kings and queens to a billion-dollar world wide industry
Despite its rebellious, outlaw popularity, or maybe due to it, browsing occupies a relevant position within the American – and international – mind's eye, embodying the strain among romantic counterculture beliefs and middle-class values, among an individualistic communion with nature and a growing to be dedication to trade and expertise. In reading the iconic frequent charm of browsing in either delusion and truth, The global within the Curl bargains a clean attitude at the awesome upward thrust of the game and its effect on glossy life.
Drawing on Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul’s services as historians of technological know-how and expertise, the surroundings, and the chilly warfare, in addition to a long time of expertise as surfers themselves, The global within the Curl brings alive the colourful background of browsing by means of drawing readers into the forces that fueled the sport's growth: colonialism, the military-industrial complicated, globalization, capitalism, environmental engineering, and race and gender roles. In an enticing and provocative narrative heritage – from the unfold of browsing to the U.S., to the improvement of surf tradition, to the reintroduction of ladies into the game, to special wave frontiers – the authors draw an indelible portrait of browsing and surfers as actors at the international level.