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Ancient Futures 3rd Edition

Author : Helena Norberg-Hodge
ISBN : 9780692864241
Genre : Business & Economics
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A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or "Little Tibet," Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of "progress." As a direct result, a whole range of problems--from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide--have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions--and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures--strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages.
Category: Business & Economics

Ancient Futures

Author : Helena Norberg-Hodge
ISBN : 0692530622
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A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or Little Tibet, Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of progress. As a direct result, a whole range of problems from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages."
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Bringing The Food Economy Home

Author : Helena Norberg-Hodge
ISBN : 1842772333
Genre : Agricultural industries
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If the many social, environmental and economic crises facing the planet are to be resolved, a good place to start is to rebuild local food economies. This title shows how a shift towards the local would protect and rebuild agricultural diversity, along with many other benefits.
Category: Agricultural industries

China S Geography

Author : Gregory Veeck
ISBN : 9780742567849
Genre : Social Science
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Despite China's obvious and growing importance on the world stage, it is often and easily misunderstood. Indeed, there are many Chinas, as this comprehensive survey of contemporary China vividly illustrates. Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition that offers the only sustained geography of the reform era, this book traces the changes occurring in this powerful and ancient nation across both time and space. Beginning with China's diverse landscapes and environments, and continuing through its formative history and tumultuous recent past, the authors present contemporary China as a product of both internal and external forces of past and present. They trace current and future successes and challenges while placing China in its international context as a massive, still-developing nation that must meet the needs of its 1.3 billion citizens while becoming a major regional and global player. Through clear prose and new, dynamic maps and photos, China's Geography illustrates and explains the great differences in economy and culture found throughout China's many regions.
Category: Social Science

Bright Futures For Pda

Author : American Academy of Pediatrics
ISBN : 1581102909
Genre : Medical
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Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents includes the most up to date information on health supervision guidelines combining the knowledge of both the Bright Futures Guidelines and the AAP guidelines for Health Supervision.New and revised material includes: * Ten key areas of child devlopment in a single, easy-to-use resource. Part I is organized into 10 themes common to all stages of child development, with special emphasis on 2 new significant areas, promotion mental health and maintaining health weight * One resource with the most up-to-date well-child supervision standards. Part II focuses on specific guidance for each of 31 age-based health care visits. Each visit enumerates five priorities for that visit, including sample questions, and discusssion points for both parent and child.* Updated AAP recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care PDA version also includes the following: * Visit priorities by age link directly to in-depth guidelines and strategies for anticipatory guidance * Powerful navigation tools help find information fast and link to related topics or create bookmarks for future reference * Easy-to-use interface customized for your device
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Sustainability And Well Being

Author : A. Bandarage
ISBN : 9781137308993
Genre : Science
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Asoka Bandarage provides an integrated analysis of the twin challenges of environmental sustainability and human well-being by investigating them as interconnected phenomena requiring a paradigmatic psychosocial transformation. She presents an incisive social science analysis and an alternative philosophical perspective on the needed transition from a worldview of domination to one of partnership.
Category: Science

Ancient Israel

Author : Hershel Shanks
ISBN : 1935335413
Genre : Jews
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The Myth Of Progress

Author : Tom Wessels
ISBN : 9781611684643
Genre : Science
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A provocative critique of Western progress from a scientific perspective
Category: Science

Athenaze

Author : Maurice Balme
ISBN : 0190607661
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Combining the best features of traditional and modern methods, Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek 3/e, provides a unique, bestselling course of instruction that allows students to read connected Greek narrative right from the begining and guides them to the point where they can begin reading complete classical texts. Carefully designed to hold students' interest, the course begins in Book I with a fictional narrative about an Attic farmer's family placed in a precise historical context (423-431 B.C.). This narrative, interwoven with tales from mythology and the Persian Wars, gradually gives way in Book II to adapted passages from Thucydides, Plato, and Herodotuc and ultimately to excerpts of the original Greek of Bacchylides, Thucudides, and Aristophanes' Acharnians. Essays on relevant aspects of ancient Greek culture and history are also woven throughout.
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Designing Groupwork

Author : Elisabeth G. Cohen
ISBN : 9780807755662
Genre : Education
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As teachers today work in ever more challenging contexts, groupwork remains a particularly effective pedagogical strategy. Based on years of research and teaching experience, the new edition of this popular book features significant updates on the successful use of cooperative learning to build equitable classrooms. Designing Groupwork, Third Edition incorporates current research findings with new material on what makes for a groupworthy task, and shows how groupwork contributes to growth and development in the language of instruction. Responding to new curriculum standards and assessments across all grade levels and subject areas, this edition shows teachers how to organize their classroom so that all students participate actively. This valuable and sensible resource is essential reading for educators at both the elementary and secondary levels, for teachers in training, and for anyone working in the field of education.
Category: Education