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Sunday Morning At The Centre Of The World

Author : Louis De Bernières
ISBN : UOM:39015053477694
Genre : Earlsfield (London, England)
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Capturing the myriad voices of modern Britain, with their different rhythms of speech and accents, their humour and their tragedy, jokes and gossip, this book describes the community and spirit of a south London suburb.
Category: Earlsfield (London, England)

Chicken Dust

Author : Ben Weatherill
ISBN : 9781474257343
Genre : Performing Arts
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Oh this ain't a farm. This is a loading dock. No such things as farms anymore, not around here. A chicken farm in rural England. New boy Tim has just arrived for his first shift. The job is pretty simple: grab chickens seven at a time by their legs and ram them into cages for shipping. All of this in the dark, stomping around in ankle-deep chicken shit, muck and mud. Tim's teammates are old-timers, with cigarettes dangling from their lips and pantyhose up their arms to protect their skin. Feathers cling to clothes. This band of survivors doesn't want much: just to stay in the countryside, catch the chickens, and earn the best living they can. But the chickens are dying, rotting from the inside-out like hot fruit just hours after they arrive. As disease spreads and pressure mounts, enter Oscar, the meticulous poultry inspector . . . A hard-hitting exploration of the human cost of our enormous appetite for cheap meat. Winner of the Curve Leicester's Playwriting Competition and first seen as a staged reading at the Finborough Theatre's annual Vibrant: A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, Chicken Dust marks the full-length debut of a new playwright. It received its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre on 1 March 2015.
Category: Performing Arts

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009915591
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Category: Law

Them Adventures With Extremists

Author : Jon Ronson
ISBN : 9781447275473
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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With an introduction by Russell Brand. What if a tiny, shadow elite rule the world from a secret room? My worryingly paradoxical thought process could be summarized thus: Thank God I don't believe in the secret rulers of the world. Imagine what the secret rulers of the world might do to me if I did. What if a tiny, shadow elite rule the world from a secret room? In Them Jon Ronson sets out to find this room, with the help of the extremists – Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen – that believe in it. Along the way, he is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and witnesses international CEOs and politicians participate in a bizarre pagan ritual in the forests of northern California. A Sunday Times bestseller and the book that launched Jon Ronson's inimitable career, Them is an eye-opening, outrageously funny exploration of extremism, which makes both author and reader think twice about the looking-glass world of 'us' and 'them' . . .
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Son Of God In The Roman World

Author : Michael Peppard
ISBN : 9780199753703
Genre : Bibles
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Examines the social and political meaning of divine sonship in the Roman Empire and offers new interpretations of the Christian theological metaphors of "begotten" and "adoptive" sonship.
Category: Bibles

An Introduction To World Methodism

Author : Kenneth Cracknell
ISBN : 0521818494
Genre : Religion
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A comprehensive introduction to the history, theology, practice and sociology of Methodism around the globe.
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Stephen Rolfe Powell

Author : Stephen Powell
ISBN : 9780813127101
Genre : Art
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A world-class colorist of international standing in modern glass, Stephen Rolfe Powell creates his work in a quiet outpost of rural Kentucky. His art and his life bridge other such divides. The radiant murrini skins of his glass vessels have an old Italian pedigree, yet his making techniques are radically American in their dramatic individuality. He is an award-winning classroom professor and a generous ambassador for glass, yet he is at the same time so uncompromising in his dedication to his creative work that he stands among modern glass’s most nuanced seekers after the eternally sensual and elusive mysteries of light and color. An illustrated chronicle of Powell’s glass-blowing career, this book charts the evolution of Powell’s remarkable body of work. Dazzling photographic close-ups detail the luminous murrini patterns that have become Powell’s signature and reveal new ways of appreciating the complex interplay of color and texture in his art. Biographical and analytical essays by Mark Lucas, Laurie Winters, and James Yood explore such topics as the teamwork that is critical to Powell’s unique glass making process; his teaching and learning experiences on the road, from the former Soviet Union to Salt Lake City during the Olympics; and the story of the two freak injuries that deeply affected his work and how he thinks about it. Reflections by Kenn Holsten, Marvin Lipofsky, Dante Marioni, Bonnie Marx, John Roush, and Lino Tagliapietra further supplement the book. The book’s stunning photographs encourage the viewer to see Powell’s work from different viewpoints, highlighting the unique interactions of transparent, opaque, and translucent glass and Powell’s bold color combinations. Stephen Rolfe Powell: Glassmaker vividly portrays the tension and excitement involved in the artist’s nontraditional, team approach to working with molten glass.
Category: Art

Green Earth Guide

Author : Dorian Yates
ISBN : 1556438060
Genre : Travel
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Written by the founder and publisher of The Alternative Health Guides, a web and print guide for Vermont and New Hampshire, Green Earth Guide is a one-stop reference that provides travelers in France with tips to stay green and healthy even when traveling. Green Earth Guide contains current, comprehensive listings of health food stores and farmers' markets, public transit information, alternative health care facilities, green businesses, organic vineyards, renewable energy resources, yoga and spiritual centers, national parks, and other green places of interest. Written in a friendly, accessible style with personal anecdotes, how-to travel tips, and practical information, the book offers an insider's guide to healthy living on the road. With Green Earth Guide, readers don't have to sacrifice healthy habits and ecolifestyle choices just because they are in a foreign country. Green Earth Guide helps travelers have a wonderful, fulfilling vacation while leaving a smaller footprint wherever they venture in France. Included is a 16-page color insert.
Category: Travel

The Month That Changed The World

Author : Gordon Martel
ISBN : 9780191643286
Genre : History
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On 28 June 1914 the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in the Balkans. Five fateful weeks later the Great Powers of Europe were at war. Much time and ink has been spent ever since trying to identify the 'guilty' person or state responsible, or alternatively attempting to explain the underlying forces that 'inevitably' led to war in 1914. Unsatisfied with these explanations, Gordon Martel now goes back to the contemporary diplomatic, military, and political records to investigate the twists and turns of the crisis afresh, with the aim of establishing just how the catastrophe really unfurled. What emerges is the story of a terrible, unnecessary tragedy - one that can be understood only by retracing the steps taken by those who went down the road to war. With each passing day, we see how the personalities of leading figures such as Kaiser Wilhelm II, the Emperor Franz Joseph, Tsar Nicholas II, Sir Edward Grey, and Raymond Poincaré were central to the unfolding crisis, how their hopes and fears intersected as events unfolded, and how each new decision produced a response that complicated or escalated matters to the point where they became almost impossible to contain. Devoting a chapter to each day of the infamous 'July Crisis', this gripping step by step account of the descent to war makes clear just how little the conflict was in fact premeditated, preordained, or even predictable. Almost every day it seemed possible that the crisis could be settled as so many had been over the previous decade; almost every day there was a new suggestion that gave statesmen hope that war could be avoided without abandoning vital interests. And yet, as the last month of peace ebbed away, the actions and reactions of the Great Powers disastrously escalated the situation. So much so that, by the beginning of August, what might have remained a minor Balkan problem had turned into the cataclysm of the First World War.
Category: History

Canada And The British World

Author : Phillip Buckner
ISBN : 9780774840316
Genre : History
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Canada and the British World surveys Canada's national history through a British lens. In a series of essays focusing on the social, cultural, and intellectual aspects of Canadian identity over more than a century, the complex and evolving relationship between Canada and the larger British World is revealed. Examining the transition from the strong belief of nineteenth-century Canadians in the British character of their country to the realities of modern multicultural Canada, this book eschews nostalgia in its endeavour to understand the dynamic and complicated society in which Canadians did and do live.
Category: History

My God My Land

Author : Dr Jacqueline Ryle
ISBN : 9781409492436
Genre : Social Science
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Examining the multifaceted nature of Christianity in Fiji, My God, My Land reveals the deeply complex and often paradoxical dynamics and tensions between processes of change and continuity as they unfold in representations and practices of Christianity and tradition in people's everyday lives. The book draws on extensive, multi-sited fieldwork in different denominations to explore how shared values and cultural belonging are employed to strengthen relations. As such My God, My Land will be of interest to anthropologists of Oceania as well as scholars and students researching into social and cultural change, ritual, religion, Christianity, enculturation and contextual theology.
Category: Social Science

Not Quite World S End

Author : John Simpson
ISBN : 9780230225633
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In Not Quite World's End, Simpson offers a lively and upbeat look at the challenges and the changes the world has gone through in his life and long career. In it, he looks at the world and takes the perhaps surprising view that it's actually not nor will be the end of the world. His vivid prose, his clear-sightedness and the wonderful anecdotes about the many strange people and places he has come across - from emperors to movie stars, from Chelsea to China - all add up to a richly satisfying read. And with his long experience and his remarkable ability to explain what's really going on out there, he offers us all a crumb of comfort in desperate times. 'He is a very fine journalist' Nelson Mandela 'Inspirational, anecdotal, humorous and chilling. Simpson's unbiased accounts are riveting' Bob Geldof
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tributes To Yuan Cheng Fung On His 90th Birthday

Author : Shu Chien
ISBN : 9789814289955
Genre : Medical
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Ch. 1. Physical mechanisms of soft tissues rheological properties / Yoram Lanir -- ch. 2. Biomechanics of an isolated single stress fiber / Masaaki Sato and Shinji Deguchi -- ch. 3. The origin of pre-stress in biological tissues - a mechano-electrochemical model : a tribute to Professor Y.C. Fung / Leo Q. Wan, X. Edward Guo and Van C. Mow -- ch. 4. How blood flow shapes neointima / Shu Q. Liu and Y.C. Fung -- ch. 5. Illuminating a path : role of biomechanics in understanding adaptive remodeling in the microcirculation / Thomas C. Skalak -- ch. 6. Computational simulations of the buckling of oval and tapered arteries / Avione Northcutt, Parag Datir and Hai-Chao Han -- ch. 7. Role of structural and signaling molecules in cardiac mechanotransduction / Anna M. Raskin, Andrew D. McCulloch and Jeffrey H. Omens -- ch. 8. A novel hemodynamic analysis of echocardiogram / Tin-Kan Hung -- ch. 9. In vitro biomechanical studies in aging human lungs / Shervin Majd and Michael Yen -- ch. 10. Modeling the oxygen uptake in pulmonary alveolar capillaries / Cheng-Jen Chuong -- ch. 11. Two bioengineering solutions for a pulmonary circulation / John B. West
Category: Medical

Reclaiming The Don

Author : Jennifer L. Bonnell
ISBN : 9781442696815
Genre : History
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A small river in a big city, the Don River Valley is often overlooked when it comes to explaining Toronto’s growth. With Reclaiming the Don, Jennifer L. Bonnell unearths the missing story of the relationship between the river, the valley, and the city, from the establishment of the town of York in the 1790s to the construction of the Don Valley Parkway in the 1960s. Demonstrating how mosquito-ridden lowlands, frequent floods, and over-burdened municipal waterways shaped the city’s development, Reclaiming the Don illuminates the impact of the valley as a physical and conceptual place on Toronto’s development. Bonnell explains how for more than two centuries the Don has served as a source of raw materials, a sink for wastes, and a place of refuge for people pushed to the edges of society, as well as the site of numerous improvement schemes that have attempted to harness the river and its valley to build a prosperous metropolis. Exploring the interrelationship between urban residents and their natural environments, she shows how successive generations of Toronto residents have imagined the Don as an opportunity, a refuge, and an eyesore. Combining extensive research with in-depth analysis, Reclaiming the Don will be a must-read for anyone interested in the history of Toronto’s development.
Category: History

How To Find Selfless Joy In A Me First World

Author : Leslie Vernick
ISBN : 9780307796837
Genre : Religion
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Do You Need Greater Self-Esteem–Or Something Else Entirely? Western culture increasingly emphasizes the importance of self-love and self-esteem. Many of us believe we must “find” ourselves–and feel good about what we see–before we can experience significant spiritual growth. Focusing so much on ourselves, however, distracts us from pursuing the only source of true fulfillment. Do we, as God’s people, really need to love ourselves more? Or is there a wiser, biblical path that can lead us to joy that is not self-centered and fleeting, but God-focused and lasting? Challenging the current fascination with self esteem, Leslie Vernick answers these questions and others that trip up Christians today. Offering surprising insights and practical helps that can make a real difference in your life, she shows how you can experience greater personal, relational, and spiritual growth while humbly adoring and glorifying your God.
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Sunday Morning

Author : JC Hennington
ISBN : 9780557150335
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