Author: James E. Stevenson
Publisher: Xulon Press
Category: Family & Relationships
He may have seemed like a young maple leaf, but Koyo had gifts that made him a valuable part of his mother tree, Momiji. Being double-jointed, he was able to move to help catch sunlight and turn it into nutrients for himself, other leaves and Momiji. Yet Koyo desired an adventure of a lifetime, one that happens in author Jim Stevenson's latest children's book, Koyo's Odyssey. Each day, Koyo lived life to the fullest, yet his gift of ancient knowledge and abilities led him to be bullied by other leaves. As he matured, he talked with God more and appreciated being made by the Creator. However, Koyo knew with the changing of the leaves, his life would soon be no more. One night, he prayed to God, asking for one great adventure before his time was up; a prayer God answers in an exciting way, as part of Koyo's Odyssey.
Author: Kelly E. Graf,Caroline V. Ketron,Michael R. Waters
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
As research continues on the earliest migration of modern humans into North and South America, the current state of knowledge about these first Americans is continually evolving. Especially with recent advances in human genomic studies, both of living populations and ancient skeletal remains, new light is being shed in the ongoing quest toward understanding the full complexity and timing of prehistoric migration patterns. Paleoamerican Odyssey collects thirty-one studies presented at the 2013 conference by the same name, hosted in Santa Fe, New Mexico, by the Center for the Study of the First Americans at Texas A&M University. Providing an up-to-date view of the current state of knowledge in paleoamerican studies, the research gathered in this volume, presented by leaders in the field, focuses especially on late Pleistocene Northeast Asia, Beringia, and North and South America, as well as dispersal routes, molecular genetics, and Clovis and pre-Clovis archaeology.
Westernesque women and translation on modern Japanese literature
Author: Indra A. Levy
Category: Exoticism in literature
Juxtaposition of the Septuagint Translation with the Hebrew Text
Author: Hanna Kahana
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
This book is essentially a very exacting comparison between the Septuaginta translation of the Esther Scroll and its Hebrew text. Each and every verse in the Scroll is graphically presented in a four columned table in which we inserted the Hebrew text, broken up into syntactically coherent short phrases, its Greek counterpart and the English translations of the Hebrew and Greek phrases respectively. In the running commentary we discuss the additions and the omissions, examine how the Translator succeeded in rendering especially difficult and complicated Hebrew verses, and try to throw light on his language, his methods and his translational idiosyncrasies. We also quote the Vulgate, the Aramaic Targumim and the Greek A Text and, in most cases translate them too in English. The added value of this book is the synoptic graphic presentation of each verse which enables one to get an immediate impression of the two texts and their juxtaposition.
Greek Drama and Metafictional Poetics
Author: Gregory W. Dobrov
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Literary Criticism
This highly detailed study examines both Greek tragedy and comedy and argues that all genres of Greek drama were aware of their own theatricality and developed sophisticated devices to hide their reflexivity and artifice. Dobrov suggests that this is particularly apparent in the characterisation of tragic and comic stage figures. Sophocles' Aias and Tereus , Euripides' Bakkhai , Peirithous and Bellerophontes as well as Aristophanes' Peace , Birds and Frogs are discussed and compared in detail.
Institutional & Cultural Significance of Accounting
Author: Hiroshi Okano
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
This book sheds light on the interpenetration process between practice and theory of "Japanese management accounting" by using historical methods. Japanese management accounting can be characterized by the fact that it not only emphasizes the management of entities, such as JIT, and kaizen activities both in the company but also suppliers.
Author: Minae Mizumura
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Winner of the Kobayashi Hideo Award, The Fall of Language in the Age of English lays bare the struggle to retain the brilliance of one's own language in this period of English-language dominance. Born in Tokyo but raised and educated in the United States, Minae Mizumura acknowledges the value of a universal language in the pursuit of knowledge yet also embraces the different ways of understanding offered by multiple tongues. She warns against losing this precious diversity. Universal languages have always played a pivotal role in advancing human societies, Mizumura shows, but in the globalized world of the Internet, English is fast becoming the sole common language of humanity. The process is unstoppable, and striving for total language equality is delusional—and yet, particular kinds of knowledge can be gained only through writings in specific languages. Mizumura calls these writings "texts" and their ultimate form "literature." Only through literature and, more fundamentally, through the diverse languages that give birth to a variety of literatures, can we nurture and enrich humanity. Incorporating her own experiences as a writer and a lover of language and embedding a parallel history of Japanese, Mizumura offers an intimate look at the phenomena of individual and national expression.
Category: Business & Economics
Author: Kim Marks,Marie Bates,LLP Professional Publishing,Sharon Jones
Publisher: Informa Pub
Category: Commercial products
Punk Rock, Monsterfilme & die Wahrheit über alles
Author: Brad, Warner
Publisher: Aurum Verlag
Alles außer Erleuchtung! So könnte man Brad Warners provokatives Zen-Buch umreißen. Hinterfrag' Autorität. Hinterfrag' die Gesellschaft. Hinterfrag' die Realität. Hinterfrag' dich selbst. Hinterfrag' deine Schlussfolgerungen, deine Urteile, deine Antworten. Und wenn du alles gründlich hinterfragt hast, wird dich die Wahrheit vielleicht spontan am Kopf treffen... Aber sie wird nicht das sein, was du erwartest. Ein Buch für eine neue Generation von Buddhisten!
Category: American literature