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Paradise Lost

Author : John Milton
ISBN : HARVARD:HXK4KE
Genre : Bible
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Category: Bible

Dark Paradise

Author : David T. COURTWRIGHT
ISBN : 9780674029910
Genre : History
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In a newly enlarged edition of this eye-opening book, David T. Courtwright offers an original interpretation of a puzzling chapter in American social and medical history: the dramatic change in the pattern of opiate addiction--from respectable upper-class matrons to lower-class urban males, often with a criminal record. Challenging the prevailing view that the shift resulted from harsh new laws, Courtwright shows that the crucial role was played by the medical rather than the legal profession. "Dark Paradise" tells the story not only from the standpoint of legal and medical sources, but also from the perspective of addicts themselves. With the addition of a new introduction and two new chapters on heroin addiction and treatment since 1940, Courtwright has updated this compelling work of social history for the present crisis of the Drug War.
Category: History

Back To Paradise

Author : Simone Elkeles
ISBN : 9783641084073
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Es gibt sie noch... die große Liebe Zweimal schon hat Caleb Becker seinen Heimatort Paradise wegen Maggie Armstrong verlassen. Zweimal schon wollte er nichts mehr, als Maggie vergessen – Maggie, die er liebt und der er doch so viel Leid zugefügt hat. Und auch Maggie will vor allem eins: endgültig über ihre große Liebe Caleb hinwegkommen. Dann aber treffen sich Maggie und Caleb zufällig in den Sommerferien wieder, und auch wenn beide versuchen, sich aus dem Weg zu gehen, machen all die unterdrückten Gefühle ihnen alsbald einen Strich durch die Rechnung. Doch gerade, als die beiden ihrer Liebe eine Chance geben wollen, kommen die Schatten der Vergangenheit wieder hoch ...
Category: Young Adult Fiction

History Of Paradise

Author : Jean Delumeau
ISBN : 0252068807
Genre : Religion
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Explores the conviction that paradise existed in a precise although unreachable earthly location. Delving into the writings of dozens of medieval and Renaissance thinkers, from Augustine to Dante, this title presents a study of the meaning of Original Sin and the human yearning for paradise.
Category: Religion

A Paradise Built In Hell

Author : Rebecca Solnit
ISBN : 1101459018
Genre : Social Science
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A startling investigation of what people do in disasters and why it matters Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster? whether manmade or natural?people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find in the ruins and crises after disaster so joyous? And what does this joy reveal about ordinarily unmet social desires and possibilities? In A Paradise Built in Hell, award-winning author Rebecca Solnit explores these phenomena, looking at major calamities from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco through the 1917 explosion that tore up Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She examines how disaster throws people into a temporary utopia of changed states of mind and social possibilities, as well as looking at the cost of the widespread myths and rarer real cases of social deterioration during crisis. This is a timely and important book from an acclaimed author whose work consistently locates unseen patterns and meanings in broad cultural histories.
Category: Social Science

Ecotourism And Sustainable Development

Author : Martha Honey
ISBN : 1559635827
Genre : Business & Economics
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Ecotourism is defined as responsible travel in natural areas which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people. This book presents case studies of seven destinations that serve to illustrate the real world of ecotourism. It examines ecotourism's feasibility for economic development and environmental protection in developing countries and takes a look at the promise and pitfalls of ecotourism.
Category: Business & Economics

Bird Of Paradise

Author : Raquel Cepeda
ISBN : 9781451635881
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 2009, when Raquel Cepeda almost lost her estranged father to heart disease, she was terrified she’d never know the truth about her ancestry. Every time she looked in the mirror, Cepeda saw a mystery—a tapestry of races and ethnicities that came together in an ambiguous mix. With time running out, she decided to embark on an archaeological dig of sorts by using the science of ancestral DNA testing to excavate everything she could about her genetic history. Digging through memories long buried, she embarks upon a journey not only into her ancestry but also into her own history. Born in Harlem to Dominican parents, she was sent to live with her maternal grandparents in the Paraíso (Paradise) district in Santo Domingo while still a baby. It proved to be an idyllic reprieve in her otherwise fraught childhood. Paraíso came to mean family, home, belonging. When Cepeda returned to the US, she discovered her family constellation had changed. Her mother had a new, abusive boyfriend, who relocated the family to San Francisco. When that relationship fell apart, Cepeda found herself back in New York City with her father and European stepmother: attending tennis lessons and Catholic schools; fighting vicious battles wih her father, who discouraged her from expressing the Dominican part of her hyphenated identity; and immersed in the ’80s hip-hop culture of uptown Manhattan. It was in these streets, through the prism of hip-hop and the sometimes loving embrace of her community, that Cepeda constructed her own identity. Years later, when Cepeda had become a successful journalist and documentary filmmaker, the strands of her DNA would take her further, across the globe and into history. Who were her ancestors? How did they—and she—become Latina? Her journey, as the most unforgettable ones often do, would lead her to places she hadn’t expected to go. With a vibrant lyrical prose and fierce honesty, Cepeda parses concepts of race, identity, and ancestral DNA among Latinos by using her own Dominican-American story as one example, and in the process arrives at some sort of peace with her father.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Paradise Lost

Author : John Milton
ISBN : 9780191604850
Genre : Literary Collections
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Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. The struggle ranges across three worlds - heaven, hell, and earth - as Satan and his band of rebel angels plot their revenge against God. At the centre of the conflict are Adam and Eve, motivated by all too human temptations, but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love. Milton's influence has been felt by many writers since, none more so in recent times than the novelist Philip Pullman. His acclaimed trilogy His Dark Materials takes it title from a line in the poem, and the worlds he created for Lyra and Will have entranced readers across generations. His introduction to the poem is a tribute that is both personal and full of insight; his enthusiasm for Milton's language, his skill, and his supreme gifts as a storyteller is infectious and instructive. He encourages readers above all to experience the poem for themselves, and surrender to its enchantment.
Category: Literary Collections

From Paradise To The Promised Land

Author : T. Desmond Alexander
ISBN : 9781441238788
Genre : Religion
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This text has been a popular introduction to the Pentateuch for over fifteen years, offering a unique alternative to the critical approaches that focus on the composition of these books rather than the actual content. With this new edition, T. Desmond Alexander keeps the book fresh and relevant for contemporary students by updating the references and adding material that reflects recent pentateuchal research as well as the author's maturing judgments. The result is a revision that will prove valuable for many years to come.
Category: Religion

Paradise

Author : Dante
ISBN : 0307422542
Genre : Poetry
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“If there is any justice in the world of books, [Esolen’s] will be the standard Dante . . . for some time to come.”–Robert Royal, Crisis In this, the concluding volume of The Divine Comedy, Dante ascends from the devastation of the Inferno and the trials of Purgatory. Led by his beloved Beatrice, he enters Paradise, to profess his faith, hope, and love before the Heavenly court. Completed shortly before his death, Paradise is the volume that perhaps best expresses Dante’s spiritual philosophy about resurrection, redemption, and the nature of divinity. It also affords modern-day readers a clear window into late medieval perceptions about faith. A bilingual text, classic illustrations by Gustave Doré, an appendix that reproduces Dante’s key sources, and other features make this the definitive edition of Dante’s ultimate masterwork. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Poetry