Author: Gary R. Ryan
Release Date: 2009-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Gary Ryan's life was no fairytale. His alcoholic father was gone for good and he hated his abusive stepfather! At twelve, he was stealing, fighting, and drinking, which led to jail, auto thefts, and robberies. Despite his attempts to work, attend school, and maintain good relationships, drugs and alcohol always led him back to crime and back to jail. Gary was a self-will run riot and it would be years before he discovered his problems stemmed from his disconnectedness with higher consciousness. Blessings in Disguise is the story of Gary's journey to recovery, which began when he successfully completed a two-year academic program at Camarillo State Mental Hospital as a student, not a patient. But through those years, he continued to struggle with his addictions as they got in the way of his relationships, his work and his ability to find happiness. Unsure of where to turn, he finally followed his ex-wife's suggestion to attend an AA meeting. It was her new husband that took Gary to his first meeting where he was introduced to the fellowship of AA, and soon came to believe that change was possible and that the life he had hoped for was within reach. Gary also credits A Course in Miracles for helping him grow in the understanding and peace of mind he discovered in this new life of sobriety and integrity. His remarkable story will inspire readers to find their own path to serenity and happiness!
Author: Frederick Steiner
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 2011-04-01
We inhabit a vulnerable planet. The devastation caused by natural disasters such as the southern Asian tsunami, Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, and the earthquakes in China's Sichuan province, Haiti, and Chile—as well as the ongoing depletion and degradation of the world's natural resources caused by a burgeoning human population—have made it clear that "business as usual" is no longer sustainable. We need to find ways to improve how we live on this planet while minimizing our impact on it. Design for a Vulnerable Planet sounds a call for designers and planners to go beyond traditional concepts of sustainability toward innovative new design that fosters regeneration and resilience. Drawing on his own and others' experiences across three continents, Frederick Steiner advocates design practice grounded in ecology and democracy and informed by critical regionalism and reflection. He begins by establishing the foundation for a more ecological approach to planning and design, adopting a broad view of ecology as encompassing human and natural, urban and wild environments. Steiner explores precedents for human ecological design provided by architect Paul Cret, landscape architect Ian McHarg, and developer George Mitchell while discussing their planning for the University of Texas campus, the Lake Austin watershed, and The Woodlands. Steiner then focuses on emerging Texas urbanism and extends his discussion to broader considerations beyond the Lone Star State, including regionalism, urbanism, and landscape in China and Italy. He also examines the lessons to be learned from human and natural disasters such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the BP oil spill. Finally, Steiner offers a blueprint for designing with nature to help heal the planet's vulnerabilities.
Author: G. Harry Stine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2014-03-07
We are the first species with the ability to leave planet Earth and expand the horizons of existence into the infinite realm of the universe. Humanity has been working, learning and building toward this accomplishment throughout history. Those who live and work in space will be no different from their predecessors who left ancient homelands to venture into the unknown wilderness. But to travel and work in space, one must not only know the physical characteristics of the space environment, but also something about the human beings involved. Living in Space explains: -Technology necessary for staying happy, healthy and alive in space. - Effects of acceleration on the human body - The long term affects of living in zero-g conditions - The most harmful forms of ionizing radiation for humans - Nutrition and Sanitation - Basic problems of working in space. The people who go into space to live and work are setting the foundation for humanity’s future.
Author: David B. Burrell, C.S.C.
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Release Date: 1992-01-31
In Knowing the Unknowable God, David Burrell traces the intellectual intermingling of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian traditions that made possible the medieval synthesis that served as the basis for Western theology. He shows how Aquinas's study of the Muslim philosopher Ibn-Sina and the Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides affected the disciplined use of language when speaking of divinity and influenced his doctrine of God.
Author: World Health Organization
Release Date: 2011
The World Report on Disability suggests more than a billion people totally experience disability. They generally have poorer health, lower education and fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to better care and services.
This authoritative, reader-friendly text presents core principles of good map design that apply regardless of production methods or technical approach. The book addresses the crucial questions that arise at each step of making a map: Who is the audience? What is the purpose of the map? Where and how will it be used? Students get the knowledge needed to make sound decisions about data, typography, color, projections, scale, symbols, and nontraditional mapping and advanced visualization techniques. Pedagogical Features: *Over 200 illustrations (also available at the companion website as PowerPoint slides), including 23 color plates *Suggested readings at the end of each chapter. *Recommended Web resources. *Instructive glossary
Author: Michael Ventura
Publisher: Spring Pubns
Release Date: 1993-11-01
These hard-hitting, heart-rending pieces, collected from L.A. Weekly, cover the continent's shadow from Brooklyn to Texas to Hollywood - & across to the shores of the Gulf War. More than comments on the 90's scene, they chronicle a civilization in agony. As media conglomerates & 'correct' academic experts dominate American discourse, Ventura's clear, no b.s. language, his ancient Sicilian passion & his courage to speak out have become crucial to the health of the body politic. "Michael Ventura's essays brilliantly diagnose our fin-de-siecle. These concise, elegant & somehow 'final' testimonies are the work of an uncompromising spirit. I was happy to share the wonder of his discoveries & felt the burden & strangeness of our generations peculiar 'job' as the millennium roars to a close."--Andrei Codrescu.
Author: Michelle Collay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-03-16
The essential guidelines for leading effective change in your school From an education expert comes a much-needed resource that gives teacher leaders the strategies and tools they need to improve their practice and assume new leadership roles in their schools. The author outlines the everyday acts of teacher leadership and shows how to lead effectively through collaboration. The book also contains suggestions for leading change beyond the classroom. Discusses what works when taking on the role of teacher leader in a school Contains proven strategies and tools for implementing school change Includes activities in each chapter that are teacher-tested and can be used by individuals, teams, or larger groups This important resource offers school leaders a much-needed guide for learning how to lead and implement school change.
At last - an antithesis to chick-lit. Set in a dystopic Manchester, A Clockwork Apple introduces Alex, an angry young heroine for our times who rages against the middling 'Blytons' and all they stand for. Her gang is all female, the state's control is exercised through addiction therapy, and Alex's solace is in high literature and postmodern deconstructionism!
An eloquent, thoughtful text is interwoven with and set to equally passionate music in this exploration of the most important week in the Christian calendar-Holy Week and Easter. As the "hosannas fade in crucify", we are led to wonder what we might have done, what we might have said, had we been there. What would our reaction have been to the shadow of the cross or the shock of the empty tomb? It is good to wonder, but it is better to know that because of the events of Holy Week, life eternal is the promise. For that, Christ paid the ultimate price, so that on Easter Sunday, all Christians can respond to the traditional Easter greeting, "The Lord Is Risen", with the affirmative response, "He is Risen Indeed!" From the quiet moments of introspection at the Lord's table to the terrible agony of the cross, and culminating with the joyous resurrection, this cantata is a moderately easy, yet completely satisfying and inspirational implement for worship. Indeed, He Is Risen!
Author: Stephen Clark
Release Date: 2017-05-26
When a devastating explosion kills the new President's young son, her administration seeks to finally end the war on terror. CIA black-ops agent Justin Raines is among the recruits in a new program that targets for assassination U.S. citizens suspected of radicalizing Muslims. Haunted by a botched assignment overseas, Justin is determined to redeem himself through the program. But when he is assigned to kill a mysterious Muslim educator that he believes is innocent, he grows disillusioned. Now he must find a way to prove her innocence and derail the program before they both are assassinated. This explosive political thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat as Washington stops at nothing to protect the nation from terrorists, while Justin Raines risks everything to protect the nation from Washington.
Author: T. M. Devine
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Release Date: 2006
The Scottish Nation examines the social, political, religious and economic factors that have shaped modern Scotland. Drawing on the latest research, Devine places Scotland firmly within an international context and provides a key focus for the ongoing debate regarding Scotland's future. This new edition brings the reader up-to-date with Scotland's recent history, from the high politics of the devolved parliament to the everyday effects of huge and growing levels of social inequality.
Before Wendell Berry and Aldo Leopold, there was the horticulturalist and botanist Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858–1954). For Wendell Berry, Bailey was a revelation, a symbol of the nature-minded agrarianism Berry himself popularized.