KOYOS ODYSSEY

Author: James E. Stevenson

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781498497916

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 48

View: 4300

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.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781414217130

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 5182

Often called the "second work of Western literature" (Homer's Iliad, written earlier, being the first), The Odyssey is not only a rousing adventure drama, but also a profound meditation on courage, loyalty, family, fate, and undying love. Over three thousand years old, it was the first story to delineate carefully and exhaustively a single character arc--a narrative structure that serves as the foundation and heart of the modern novel. Robert Squillace's revision of George Herbert Palmer's classic prose translation captures the drama and vitality of the adventure, while remaining true to the original Homeric language.

Paleoamerican Odyssey

Author: Kelly E. Graf,Caroline V. Ketron,Michael R. Waters

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623492335

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

View: 8438

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.

Bright Dawn

Discovering Your Everyday Spirituality

Author: S. K. Kubose

Publisher: Dharma House Publishing

ISBN: 9780964299214

Category: Religion

Page: 152

View: 3100

Accompany Reverend Kubose as he prepares for a morning run along Lake Michigan. As he runs along the path, he presents ideas of gratitude and perseverance. This work helps you discover how to: make each day a new day; thank your shoes; drive mindfully; use the bathroom as a sacred space; cross bridges; and deal with death/mortality.

The Gone-Away World

Author: Nick Harkaway

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307270375

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 1228

A hilarious, action-packed look at the apocalypse that combines a touching tale of friendship, a thrilling war story, and an all out kung-fu infused mission to save the world. Gonzo Lubitch and his best friend have been inseparable since birth. They grew up together, they studied kung-fu together, they rebelled in college together, and they fought in the Go Away War together. Now, with the world in shambles and dark, nightmarish clouds billowing over the wastelands, they have been tapped for an incredibly perilous mission. But they quickly realize that this assignment is more complex than it seems, and before it is over they will have encountered everything from mimes, ninjas, and pirates to one ultra-sinister mastermind, whose only goal is world domination.

Pathways to the Present

U.s. Development and Its Consequences in the Pacific

Author: Mansel G. Blackford

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824830733

Category: History

Page: 267

View: 5824

Ranging from the Hawaiian Archipelago to the Aleutian Islands, from Silicon Valley to Guam, Pathways to the Present is a thoroughly researched and concisely argued account of economic and environmental change in the postwar American Pacific. Following a brief survey of the history of the Pacific, the author takes the Hawaiian Islands as the center of American activities in the region and looks at interactions among native Hawaiian, developmental, military, and environmental issues in the archipelago after World War II. He then turns to land- and water-use problems that have intersected with more nebulous quality-of-life concerns to generate policy controversies in the Seattle region and the San Francisco Bay area, especially Silicon Valley. Economic expansion and environmentalism in Alaska are examined through the lens of changes occurring along the Aleutians. From there the study considers Hiroshima after its destruction by the atomic bomb in 1945, looking at residents desire to combine urban-planning concepts. The author investigates the effort to remake Hiroshima as a high-tech city in the 1990s, an attempt inspired by the perceived success of Silicon Valley, and postwar planning on Okinawa, where American influences were particularly strong. The final chapter takes into account issues raised on Guam regarding the growth of tourism and the use of the island for military purposes and links these to developments in the Philippines to the west and American Samoa to the south. "

The Disinherited

Author: Peter David

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743420101

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6918

The Disinherited Gamma Xaridian--a peaceful Federation research colony that becomes the third Federation world to suffer a brutal attack athe handsof a mysterious alien fleet. With Lt. Uhura gone on an important mission of her own, Captain Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise™ are dispatched to investigate the attacks, only to find the planets completely devastated. When another nearby colony is attacked, the U.S.S. Enterprise is ready and encounters a fleet of quick, small and deadly ships. Though Kirk and his crew manage to turn the raiders away, the U.S.S, Enterprise is severly damaged and the aliens escape. As Kirk and his crew prepare for their next encounter with the raiders, Mr. Spock makes a startling discovery about the purpose behind the alien attacks -- a purpose that, if realized, could have deadly consequences for the Federation and the U.S.S Enterprise...

The Curatorial Conundrum

What to Study? What to Research? What to Practice?

Author: Paul O'Neill,Mick Wilson,Lucy Steeds

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262529105

Category: Art museum curators

Page: 352

View: 2461

Today curators are sometimes more famous than the artists whose work they curate, and curatorship involves more than choosing objects for an exhibition. The expansion of the curatorial field in recent decades has raised questions about exhibition-making itself and the politics of production, display, and distribution. The Curatorial Conundrum looks at the burgeoning field of curatorship and tries to imagine its future. Indeed, practitioners and theorists consider a variety of futures: the future of curatorial education; the future of curatorial research; the future of curatorial and artistic practice; and the institutions that will make these other futures possible. The contributors examine the proliferation of graduate programs in curatorial studies over the last twenty years, and consider what can be taught without giving up what is precisely curatorial, within the ever-expanding parameters of curatorial practice in recent times. They discuss curating as collaborative research, asking what happens when exhibition operates as a mode of research in its own right. They explore curatorial practice as an exercise in questioning the world around us; and they speculate about what it will take to build new, innovative, and progressive curatorial research institutions. ContributorsNancy Adajania, Thomas Boutoux, Mélanie Bouteloup, Nikita Yingqian Cai, Luis Camnitzer, Eddie Chambers, Zasha Colah, Galit Eilat, Annie Fletcher, Lia Gangitano, Liam Gillick, Vladimir Jeriç, Koyo Kouoh, Miguel A. López, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Paul O'Neill, Tobias Ostrander, Joao Ribas, Sarah Rifky, Peter J. Russo, Sumesh Sharma, Simon Sheikh, Lucy Steeds, Jeannine Tang, David Teh, Jelena Vesiç Mick Wilson, Vivian Ziherl Copublished with the Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College/Luma Foundation

Sirens of the Western shore

Westernesque women and translation on modern Japanese literature

Author: Indra A. Levy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Exoticism in literature

Page: 718

View: 9142

Beyond Memory

Recording the History, Moments and Memories of South African Music

Author: Max Mojapelo

Publisher: African Minds

ISBN: 1920299289

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 5635

"South Africa possesses one of the richest popular music traditions in the world - from marabi to mbaqanga, from boeremusiek to bubblegum, from kwela to kwaito. Yet the risk that future generations of South Africans will not know their musical roots is very real. Of all the recordings made here since the 1930s, thousands have been lost for ever, for the powers-that-be never deemed them worthy of preservation. If one peruses the books that exist on South African popular music, one still finds that their authors have on occasion jumped to conclusions that were not as foregone as they had assumed. Yet the fault lies not with them, rather in the fact that there has been precious little documentation in South Africa of who played what, or who recorded what, with whom, and when. This is true of all music-making in this country, though it is most striking in the music of the black communities. Beyond memory: recording the history, moments and memories of South African music is an invaluable publication becauseit offers a first-hand account of the South African music scene of the past decades from the pen of Max Thamagana Mojapelo, who was situated in the very thick of things, thanks to his job as a DJ at the South African Broadcasting Corporation. This book -astonishing for the breadth of its coverage - is based on his diaries, on interviews he conducted and on numerous other sources, and we find in it not only the well-known names of recent South African music but a countless host of others whose contribution must be recorded if we and future generations are to gain an accurate picture of South African music history of the late 20th and early 21st centuries"--Publisher's description.

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation and Planning

Author: Erich Hoyt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136538305

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 5484

The first edition of the widely praised Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, published in 2005, led to numerous new marine protected area proposals and a number of notable conservation successes around the world. In this completely revised and expanded second edition, new developments in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific are described, as well as future directions for High Seas protection. New sections show how to design and manage MPAs in an ever noisier ocean subject to climate change, increased shipping and hydrocarbon exploration. The process of protected area creation for cetaceans has been accelerated and more than 200 exciting new places are detailed in this edition. This book provides a route map for MPA managers, as well as countries, to meet the ambitious targets for highly protected MPA networks by 2012 and 2020. This book is a key conservation tool and a springboard for worldwide change in human attitudes toward the world ocean where all life originated and where the majority of life on Earth still lives.

Eleven Minutes

A Novel

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061835579

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4462

Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that "love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . ." A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness -- sexual pleasure for its own sake -- or risking everything to find her own "inner light" and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

History of Management Accounting in Japan

Institutional & Cultural Significance of Accounting

Author: Hiroshi Okano

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1785604686

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 8974

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.

Maritime Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 9537

Marine News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Shipbuilding

Page: N.A

View: 2040

Fairplay

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Shipping

Page: N.A

View: 8450

Photographing Flowers

Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis

Author: Harold Davis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136109811

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 1536

Capture stunning macro floral images with this gorgeous guide by acclaimed photographer Harold Davis. You'll learn about different types of flowers, macro equipment basics, and the intricacies of shooting different floral varieties in the field and in the studio. Harold also shows you techniques in the Photoshop darkroom that can be applied to flower photography to help you get the most out of your images. Beautiful and authoritative, this guide to photographing flowers is a must-read for every photographer interested in flower photography. Photographing Flowers will also win a place in the hearts of those who simply love striking floral imagery.

A Descent into the Maelström

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635271492

Category: Fiction

Page: 13

View: 4908

Inspired by the Moskstraumen, it is couched as a story within a story, a tale told at the summit of a mountain climb. The story is told by an old man who reveals that he only appears old - "You suppose me a very old man," he says, "but I am not. It took less than a single day to change these hairs from a jetty black to white, to weaken my limbs, and to unstring my nerves." The narrator, convinced by the power of the whirlpools he sees in the ocean beyond, is then told of the "old" man's fishing trip with his two brothers a few years ago.