Almost a Century

Almost a Century
Author: Alfred Harold Honikman
Publsiher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2007-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781598583885

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"Honikman occupied different offices in local government until his retirement in 1980 when he left South Africa to live near his family in Santa Barbara, California. In 1985 he returned for the naming of 'Honikman Square' in his honor."--P. [4] of cover.

Almost Nothing The 20th Century Art and Life of J zef Czapski

Almost Nothing  The 20th Century Art and Life of J  zef Czapski
Author: Eric Karpeles
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-11-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781681372853

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A compelling biography of the Polish painter and writer Józef Czapski that takes readers to Paris in the Roaring Twenties, to the front lines during WWII, and into the late 20th-century art world. Józef Czapski (1896–1993) lived many lives during his ninety-six years. He was a student in Saint Petersburg during the Russian Revolution and a painter in Paris in the roaring twenties. As a Polish reserve officer fighting against the invading Nazis in the opening weeks of the Second World War, he was taken prisoner by the Soviets. For reasons unknown to this day, he was one of the very few excluded from Stalin’s sanctioned massacres of Polish officers. He never returned to Poland after the war, but worked tirelessly in Paris to keep alive awareness of the plight of his homeland, overrun by totalitarian powers. Czapski was a towering public figure, but painting gave meaning to his life. Eric Karpeles, also a painter, reveals Czapski’s full complexity, pulling together all the threads of this remarkable life.

The Twentieth Century in Eretz Israel

The Twentieth Century in Eretz Israel
Author: Mordechay Naor
Publsiher: Konemann
Total Pages: 617
Release: 1998
Genre: Photography
ISBN: UOM:39076002025778

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What Every Person Should Know About War

What Every Person Should Know About War
Author: Chris Hedges
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-11-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781416583141

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Acclaimed New York Times journalist and author Chris Hedges offers a critical -- and fascinating -- lesson in the dangerous realities of our age: a stark look at the effects of war on combatants. Utterly lacking in rhetoric or dogma, this manual relies instead on bare fact, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer format. Hedges allows U.S. military documentation of the brutalizing physical and psychological consequences of combat to speak for itself. Hedges poses dozens of questions that young soldiers might ask about combat, and then answers them by quoting from medical and psychological studies. • What are my chances of being wounded or killed if we go to war? • What does it feel like to get shot? • What do artillery shells do to you? • What is the most painful way to get wounded? • Will I be afraid? • What could happen to me in a nuclear attack? • What does it feel like to kill someone? • Can I withstand torture? • What are the long-term consequences of combat stress? • What will happen to my body after I die? This profound and devastating portrayal of the horrors to which we subject our armed forces stands as a ringing indictment of the glorification of war and the concealment of its barbarity.

Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
Genre: Korea
ISBN: UOM:39015036191495

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Telecommunications Network Management

Telecommunications Network Management
Author: Henry Haojin Wang
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 687
Release: 1999
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: UOM:39015048147212

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A hands-on reference for engineers and those who wish to understand the technology underpinnings of the worldwide telecommunications network. --

Bastions of The Believers

Bastions of The Believers
Author: Yoginder Sikand
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2005-08-24
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9789352141067

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A reasoned, objective examination of the role of madrasas The emergence of radical Islamist movements in various parts of the world, the rise and fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the 9/11 attacks, widespread vilification spearheaded by Hindutva groups"all these and more have made madrasas a much talked about institution. Focussing on the madrasas of India, Bastions of the Believers seeks to critically interrogate sensationalist and stereotypical images of the madrasas by highlighting their diversity and the complex social roles that they play in the lives of many Muslims. Madrasas, as a rule, represent a conservative form of theology and jurisprudence that is, in many ways, ill-suited to a modern, pluralistic society. Much of what is taught in madrasas is outdated and unscientific (the Deoband madrasa, for instance, still insists that the sun revolves around the earth, and it has special seating arrangements for invisible jinns). Yet, obscurantism need not necessarily lead to militancy and hostility against others. For instance, in the decades leading to India's independence, the Deobandis, representing an extreme form of religious conservatism, insisted on Hindu–Muslim amity and a joint struggle for a free and united India. It is this integrated view of madrasas and a more liberal and open understanding of Islam, and indeed of all faiths, which Yoginder Sikand seeks to promote"for he believes this is one of the principal duties confronting committed believers if we have to learn to live together despite our differences. Bastions of the Believers covers a wide range of thought-provoking issues"from the origins and develoent of the institution to critiques of madrasa curricula and the alleged links between madrasas and Islamist militancy"making this a must-read for all those interested in creating and preserving a just social order.

Frederic Church

Frederic Church
Author: Jennifer Raab
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2015-01-01
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780300208375

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A reconsideration of Church's works offering a sustained examination of the aesthetics of detail that fundamentally shaped 19th-century American landscape painting.

Dictionary of Gypsy Life and Lore

Dictionary of Gypsy Life and Lore
Author: Harry E Wedeck
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2015-09-08
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9781504022743

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Through the centuries, Gypsies all over the world have been misunderstood, maligned, rejected. Outcasts of the countries in which they live, they have wandered for centuries over the face of the earth. They have no homeland, no political unity, no recognition among nations. They have been alone, sundered, shunned, persecuted and banished. Until about a century ago, their original home had been a matter of dispute. Their language had been a source of puzzlement. Yet their conduct and their traditions, their feeling for music, dance and song, have all been acclaimed. Still they were not accepted and were forced to remain apart from conventional society. Here is their epic history, with its folktales and beliefs, its rites and customs. Here is the vast treasury of the Gypsies.

Emperors and Ancestors

Emperors and Ancestors
Author: Olivier Hekster
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2015
Genre: Abstammung
ISBN: 9780198736820

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Emperors and Ancestors is the first systematic analysis of the different ways in which imperial lineage was represented in the various 'media' through which images of emperors could be transmitted. Rather than focusing on individual rulers, Hekster evaluates evidence over an extended period of time and differentiates between various types of sources, such as inscriptions, sculpture, architecture, literary text, and particularly central coinage, whichforms the most convenient source material for a modern reconstruction of Roman representations over a prolonged period of time.

Intercultural Education and Literacy

Intercultural Education and Literacy
Author: Sheila Aikman
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1999-03-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9789027298676

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Indigenous peoples around the world are calling for control over their education in order to reaffirm their identities and defend their rights. In Latin America the indigenous peoples, national governments and international organisations have identified intercultural education as a means of contributing to this process. The book investigates education for and by indigenous peoples and examines the relationship between theoretical and methodological developments and formal practice. An ethnographic study of the Arakmbut people of the Peruvian Amazon, provides a detailed example of the social, cultural and educational change indigenous peoples are experiencing, an insight into Arakmbut oral learning and teaching practices as well as a review of their conceptualisations of knowledge, pedagogy and evaluation. The models of intercultural education being promoted by Latin American governments are, nevertheless, biliterate and school-based. The book analyses indigenous and non-indigenous models based on different conceptualisations of culture and curriculum in the context of the Arakmbut search for an education which respects their dynamic oral cultural traditions and identity, provides them with a qualitatively relevant education about the wider society and addresses the intercultural lives they lead.

The Good News We Almost Forgot

The Good News We Almost Forgot
Author: Kevin L. DeYoung
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781575675503

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If there is "nothing new under the sun," perhaps the main task now facing the Western church is not to reinvent or be relevant, but to remember. The truth of the gospel is still contained within vintage faith statements. Within creeds and catechisms we can have our faith strengthened, our knowledge broadened, and our love for Jesus deepened. In The Good News We Almost Forgot, Kevin DeYoung explores the Heidelberg Catechism and writes 52 brief chapters on what it has shown him. The Heidelberg is largely a commentary on the Apostle's Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer, and deals with man's guilt, God's grace, and believers' gratitude. This book is a clear-headed, warm-hearted exploration of the faith, simple enough for young believers and deep enough for mature believers. DeYoung writes, "The gospel summarized in the Heidelberg Catechism is glorious, its Christ gracious, its comfort rich, its Spirit strong, its God Sovereign, and its truth timeless." Come and see how your soul can be warmed by the elegantly and logically stated doctrine that matters most: We are great sinners and Christ is a greater Savior!

Introduction and general principles Allergy and immunology Diseases of the skin

Introduction and general principles  Allergy and immunology  Diseases of the skin
Author: Frederick Tice
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1975
Genre: Medicine
ISBN: UIUC:30112010168877

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Time and the Literary

Time and the Literary
Author: Karen Newman,Jay Clayton,Marianne Hirsch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-09-13
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781136715532

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Time and the literary: the immediacy of information technology has supposedly annihilated both. Email, cell phones, satellite broadcasting seem to have ended the long-standing tradition of encoding our experience of time through writing. Paul de Man's seminal essay "Literary History and Literary Modernity" and newly commissioned essays on everything from the human genome to grammatical tenses argue, however that the literary constantly reconstructs our understanding of time. From eleventh-century France or a science-fiction future, Time and the Literary shows how these two concepts have been and will continue to influence each other.

War and Peace in the 20th Century and Beyond

War and Peace in the 20th Century and Beyond
Author: Geir Lundestad,Olav Njølstad
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2003-03-21
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9789814487238

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At the turn of the 21st Century, the world was immediately gripped by the War on Terrorism followed by the Iraq War. In reflection, the 20th Century was a period marked by tremendous technological and economic progress — but it was also the most violent century in human history. It witnessed two horrendous world wars, as well as the conflicts during the Cold War. Why do wars persistently erupt among nations, particularly the Great Powers? What are the primary factors that drive nations to violence — power, prestige, ideology or territory? Or is it motivated by pure fear and mistrust? Peering nervously at the 21st Century, we wonder whether American supremacy and globalization will help ensure peace and stability. Or will shifts in power with the emergence of new economic super-nations lead to further tensions and conflicts in this century? Together with 29 Peace Nobel laureates, an outstanding group of scholars gathered in Oslo, Norway, on December 6, 2001, for the three-day Nobel Centennial Symposium to discuss “The Conflicts of the 20th Century and the Solutions for the 21st Century”. Read this book for the scholars' candid insights and analyses, as well as their thought-provoking views on the factors that led to conflicts in the 20th Century and whether the 21st Century will be a more peaceful one. This is a rare — and possibly the best and only — book compilation of the highly intellectual analyses by world experts and Nobel Peace laureates on the perennial issues of War & Peace. Contents:Introduction: The Conflicts of the 20th Century and the Solutions for the 21st Century, Geir Lundestad & Olav Njølstad, The Norwegian Nobel InstituteDialogue and Cooperation to Achieve World Peace, Dae-Jung Kim, ex-President, The Republic of KoreaWar and Peace in the 20th Century, Eric Hobsbawm, Birkbeck College, University of LondonIdeologies and Polities: Liberal Democracy and National Dictatorship in Peace and, War Michael W Doyle, Princeton UniversityMaking Sense of Political Violence in Postcolonial Africa, Mahmood Mamdani, Columbia UniversityGlobal Inequality and Persistent Conflicts, Amartya Sen, University of Cambridge (UK), and the 1998 Nobel Prize winner in Economic SciencesThe Rise and Fall of Great Powers, Joseph S Nye, Harvard UniversityBeyond Militarism, Arms Races and Arms Control, Mary H Kaldor, London School of EconomicsRivalry over Territory and Resources and the Balance of Peace and War: The 20th Century, Louise Fawcett, St Catherine's College, Oxford UniversityMisperception, Mistrust, Fear, Akira Iriye, Harvard UniversityThe Nobel Peace Prize in Its Next Century: Old and New Dimensions, Geir Lundestad, The Norwegian Nobel Institute Readership: Students, researchers, academics, politicians, journalists, and anyone interested in 20th century history and peace and conflict studies. Keywords:War;Peace;20th Century;Conflicts and Solutions Nobel SymposiumReviews:“This beautifully produced and edited volume presents a fascinating collection of essays structured around the objectives engendered by the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize … this ensemble of contributions provides an excellent insight into the evolution of thinking about war and peace. As a reflection upon these crucial issues, it is readable, informative and highly recommended.”Journal of Peace Research