On the Move

Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780385352550
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life. With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions—weight lifting and swimming—also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists—Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick—who influenced him. On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer—and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.

Words on the Move

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781627794732
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “by the letter,” or the way young people use LOL and like, or business jargon like What’s the ask? -- it often seems as if the language is deteriorating before our eyes. But the truth is different and a lot less scary, as John McWhorter shows in this delightful and eye-opening exploration of how English has always been in motion and continues to evolve today. Drawing examples from everyday life and employing a generous helping of humor, he shows that these shifts are a natural process common to all languages, and that we should embrace and appreciate these changes, not condemn them. Words on the Move opens our eyes to the surprising backstories to the words and expressions we use every day. Did you know that silly once meant “blessed”? Or that ought was the original past tense of owe? Or that the suffix -ly in adverbs is actually a remnant of the word like? And have you ever wondered why some people from New Orleans sound as if they come from Brooklyn? McWhorter encourages us to marvel at the dynamism and resilience of the English language, and his book offers a lively journey through which we discover that words are ever on the move and our lives are all the richer for it.

Ladybug on the Move

Author: Richard Fowler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152004750
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Dwellings

Ladybug searches for a new home, but every place she finds is already occupied. Features a separate ladybug who weaves her way through die-cut pages.

Families on the Move

Author: Marion Knell
Publisher: Monarch Books
ISBN: 0825460182
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Children

(Foreword by Steve Gaukroger) More and more families raise their children abroad. This book helps these parents take their kids through the awkward and frustrating third-culture kid moments.

Writing on the Move

Author: Rebecca Lorimer Leonard
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822983040
Release Date: 2018-02-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In this book, Rebecca Lorimer Leonard shows how multilingual migrant women both succeed and struggle in their writing contexts. Based on a qualitative study of everyday multilingual writers in the United States, she shows how migrants’ literacies are revalued because they move with writers among their different languages and around the world. Writing on the Move builds a theory of literate valuation, in which socioeconomic values shape how multilingual migrant writers do or do not move forward in their lives. The book details the complicated reality of multilingual literacy, which is lived at the nexus of prejudice, prestige, and power.

Media on the Move

Author: Daya Kishan Thussu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134325894
Release Date: 2006-10-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Media on the Move provides a critical analysis of the dynamics of the international flow of images and ideas. This comes at a time when the political, economic and technological contexts within which media organisations operate are becoming increasingly global. The surge in transnational traffic in media products has primarily benefited the major corporations such as Disney, AOL, Time Warner and News Corporation. However, as this book argues, new networks have emerged which buck this trend: Brazilian TV is watched in China, Indian films have a huge following in the Arab world and Al Jazeera has become a household name in the West. Combining a theoretical perspective on contra-flow of media with grounded case studies into one up-to-date and accessible volume, Media on the Move provides a much-needed guide to the globalization of media, going beyond the standard Anglo-American view of this evolving phenomenon.

Monster Trucks on the Move

Author: Kristin L. Nelson
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9781541502758
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

It races through mud. It glides through the air. This monster truck is on the move! What makes monster trucks different from other trucks? And what kinds of cool tricks can these trucks do? Read this book to find out! Learn all about mighty machines in the Vroom-Vroom series—part of the Lightning Bolt BooksTM collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt BooksTM bring nonfiction topics to life!

Boris on the Move

Author: Andrew Joyner
Publisher: Branches
ISBN: 0545484421
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Boris lives in Hogg Bay, in an old bus that used to travel all over the world, but now just sits there--until one day when his parents take him on an adventure.

World on the Move

Author: Paolo Mauro
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780881327175
Release Date: 2016-12-20
Genre: Business & Economics

The world is poised on the threshold of economic changes that will reduce the income gap between the rich and poor on a global scale while reshaping patterns of consumption. Rapid economic growth in emerging-market economies is projected to enable consumers worldwide to spend proportionately less on food and more on transportation, goods, and services, which will in turn strain the global infrastructure and accelerate climate change. The largest gains will be made in poorer parts of the world, chiefly sub-Saharan Africa and India, followed by China and the advanced economies. In this new study, Tomas Hellebrandt and Paulo Mauro detail how this important moment in world history will unfold and serve as a warning to policymakers to prepare for the profound effects on the world economy and the planet.

Mothers on the Move

Author: Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226389882
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Genre: Social Science

In "Mothers on the Move, " anthropologist Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg explores how Cameroonian women in Germany seek to establish their belonging through birthing and caring for children and what happens to their ties to places of origin and places of migration in the process. The book is about the social actions and webs of relationships through which Cameroonian women manage the tension between mobility and belonging. Marriage and reproduction have long involved movement for Bamileke and other Grassfields women. Feldman-Savelsberg argues that predicaments regarding reproduction ( reproductive insecurity ) and the perils of belonging motivate migration, from rural to urban areas, and from cities to transnational locales. But each movement engenders new problems of belonging. Women manage these challenges by building up relationships with others; maintaining them through stop-and-start, emotion-laden exchanges and circulating stories regarding how to get along with families, with migrant community organizations, and with German state and social service actors stories that then crystallize into collectively held orientations and repertoires. Rather than talking in generalizations about Cameroonian migrant mothers, Feldman-Savelsberg strives to introduce a variety of characters, each with her unique history, concerns, and voice. She also enlivens ideas about migration and networks by describing scenes for example, a hometown association s year-end party, a celebration for a new baby, and a visit to the Foreigner s Office that then place women s individual voices within significant social interactional contexts. This work makes an important contribution to our strong lists on African migration to Europe, African women s studies, and related areas."

Money on the Move

Author: Robert Solomon
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400822858
Release Date: 1999-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

The international monetary system has changed radically in the last twenty years. Capital, information, goods, and services move around the globe with unprecedented ease. Countries from the former communist bloc have joined the system. Europe is on the verge of monetary union. Financial crises in East Asia and Mexico have rocked the world economy. In this book, Robert Solomon--author of the definitive history of the monetary order between 1945 and 1981--presents the first comprehensive history of these and other aspects of this revolution in international finance. Authoritative, accessible, and elegantly written, the book will be indispensable for anyone who wishes to understand how today's international monetary system works. Solomon begins with the spectacular rise and subsequent decline of the foreign exchange value of the U.S. dollar in the 1980s. He covers the debt crisis of developing countries in the 1980s. He explores the shift from central planning to market economies in many countries in the 1990s and explains the origins, implications, and problems of the move to a single European currency. Solomon examines in detail the striking increase in the mobility of capital--paying particular attention to the costs and benefits for developing countries, and to the role of capital mobility in the Mexican crisis of 1994 and the Asian crisis that began in 1997. In the book's final chapter, Solomon provides an overview of the international monetary system and considers how it might evolve in the future. In this section, he focuses on the key subjects of balance-of-payments adjustments, supply of reserves, and stability. He also evaluates a variety of much-debated policy instruments, including inflation targeting, currency boards, target zones for exchange rates, free-floating exchange rates, the Tobin tax, macroeconomic policy coordination, and special drawings rights. Throughout, Solomon relates developments in the international monetary system to macroeconomic conditions in the countries involved--arguing that it is impossible to understand one without understanding the other. As a clear, thorough, and unusually perceptive account of global finance and monetary economics in the late twentieth century, Money on the Move will be vital reading for economists, policymakers, and general readers.

Mammoths on the Move

Author: Lisa Wheeler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 015204700X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the migratory behavior, physical characteristics, and habitats of the prehistoric animal, a relative of the modern-day Indian elephant.

A Leg to Stand On

Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684853956
Release Date: 1998-04-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A neurologist describes his struggle to recover from a mountain climbing accident and examines the effects of a neural injury on the sense of self

Discourse on the Move

Author: Douglas Biber
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027223025
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Discourse on the Move is the first book-length exploration of how corpus-based methods can be used for discourse analysis, applied to the description of discourse organization. The primary goal is to bring these two analytical perspectives together: undertaking a detailed discourse analysis of each individual text, but doing so in terms that can be generalized across all texts of a corpus. The book explores two major approaches to this task: 'top-down' and 'bottom-up'. In the 'top-down' approach, the functional components of a genre are determined first, and then all texts in a corpus are analyzed in terms of those components. In contrast, textual components emerge from the corpus analysis in the bottom-up approach, and the discourse organization of individual texts is then analyzed in terms of linguistically-defined textual categories. Both approaches are illustrated through case studies of discourse structure in particular genres: fund-raising letters, biology/biochemistry research articles, and university classroom teaching.

On the Move for Love

Author: Sealing Cheng
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812206924
Release Date: 2011-11-29
Genre: Social Science

Since the Korean War, gijichon—U.S. military camp towns—have been fixtures in South Korea. The most popular entertainment venues in gijichon are clubs, attracting military clientele with duty-free alcohol, music, shows, and women entertainers. In the 1990s, South Korea's rapid economic advancement, combined with the stigma and low pay attached to this work, led to a shortage of Korean women willing to serve American soldiers. Club owners brought in cheap labor, predominantly from the Philippines and ex-Soviet states, to fill the vacancies left by Korean women. The increasing presence of foreign workers has precipitated new conversations about modernity, nationalism, ethnicity, and human rights in South Korea. International NGOs, feminists, and media reports have identified women migrant entertainers as "victims of sex trafficking," insisting that their plight is one of forced prostitution. Are women who travel to work in such clubs victims of trafficking, sex slaves, or simply migrant women? How do these women understand their own experiences? Is antitrafficking activism helpful in protecting them? In On the Move for Love, Sealing Cheng attempts to answer these questions by following the lives of migrant Filipina entertainers working in various gijichon clubs. Focusing on their aspirations for love and a better future, Cheng's ethnography illuminates the complex relationships these women form with their employers, customer-boyfriends, and families. She offers an insightful critique of antitrafficking discourses, pointing to the inadequacy of recognizing women only as victims and ignoring their agency and aspirations. Cheng analyzes the women's experience in South Korea in relation to their subsequent journeys to other countries, providing a diachronic look at the way migrant issues of work, sex, and love fit within the larger context of transnationalism, identity, and global hierarchies of inequality.