The book contains relevant information on the sights of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) and interesting facts about the traditions and daily life of Yakutia's indigenous peoples, climate peculiarities, flora and fauna of the region. The guide provides useful advice for tourists, as well as addresses and phones of museums, theaters and hotels. The book is complete with the overview of prospects for the region's economic development and with articles and memoirs of travelers. The book is illustrated with photographs; it has region maps and layouts of settlements. Its target audience is everyone who is going to travel to the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) and is interested in the history, geography and infrastructure of the region.
This book of reflections present comments on the book by L. Ulitskaya – The Big Green Tent. The purpose of the commentary is to reveal the main idea of the novel – «What gives meaning to life, gives meaning to death». Comments lead the readers to the depths of author’s feelings and thoughts about time and about oneself. This is a fascinating journey «back to us as we were conceived», according to L. Ulitskaya. Bon voyage, dear readers.
What if you could encounter the words of Jesus on their own, lifted up from the surrounding narratives and presented in their full power and mystery? That’s the question Phyllis Tickle—one of America’s most beloved writers on Christian spirituality—asked when she set out to write what she calls a “Sayings gospel.” In The Words of Jesus Tickle has compiled and arranged all the sayings of Jesus from the first four books of the New Testament and the first chapter of the Book of Acts in a way that creates an entirely new kind of encounter with the texts. And she has accompanied those sayings with her own personal reflections and commentaries not just on the words themselves but on the One who spoke them.
This traveller guide includes all the relevant information about the places of interest and the infrastructure of the Kamchatka Krai, as well as about walking routes and transport in the region. It is the first book to offer the definitive review of cultural and geographical sites of the Koryak Autonomous District. Here you will find the information about the traditions of indigenous ethnic groups, about the climate patterns and natural environment of the region, as well as its economic outlook.To illustrate the book, photographs were used as well as geographical maps and local plans.The book will be of use for all those who plan on going to Kamchatka, those who are interested in its history and geography.
An action-packed ride through the history of aircraft. "The Aircraft Book" is all about the men, machines, and landmark technology behind the most iconic aircraft from the Supermarine Spitfire to the Concorde. Featuring over 1000 of the greatest military and commercial aircraft in the world, this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution over the past 10 decades. A captivating, international view of aircraft through time from Germany's Zeppelins to the USA's "Blackbird" with histories of how famous marques like Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names. Plus, go on a virtual tour inside the engines of some of the legendary planes to see just what powers their performance. "The Aircraft Book" is essential for aviation buffs, covering the enduring impact that aircraft has on society as an object of curiosity, a symbol of luxury, and an essential weapon of war.
Reflections on Groups and Organizations is the third and final book in the On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries series. Broadening the Kets De Vries canvas, this book examines concepts of organizational health, performance, and change. Material ranges from studies of high performance teams – based on time the author spent with the pygmies of central Africa – to the study of organizational stars, to the use of coaching interventions to improve personal and organizational functioning. Kets de Vries looks at the interpersonal and group processes that determine how organizations work within specific contexts, including family firms. He studies dysfunctional leader-follower relationships, downsizing, and organizational transformation. Kets de Vries also introduces his concept of the «authentizotic» organization – a pleasant, healthy, well-functioning workplace.
Vyacheslav Yatsenko (1954) – born in Orenburg region, Russia, a psychologist, a psychoanalyst in profession, an author of the book “The Five-component Theory of Personality” (2002), the author of psychoanalytic and spiritual science “Octanalysis”. This book opens the reader the opportunity for a deeper understanding of the characteristics of the human psyche system. The book is intended for parents, teachers, spiritual guides, for those who are interested in personal and spiritual development.
Over the last half century, sub-Saharan Africa has not had one history, but many. Histories that have intertwined, converged and diverged. They have involved a continuing process of decolonization and state-building, conflict, economic problems but also progress and the perpetual interplay of structure and agency.This new view of those histories looks in particular at the relationship between territorial, economic, political and societal structures and human agency in the complex and sometimes confusing development of an independent Africa. The story starts well before the granting of independence to Ghana in 1957, but the book also looks at Africa in the closing decades of the old millennium and opening ones of the new. This is a book, too, about the history of the peoples of Africa and their struggle for economic development against the global economic straitjacket into which they were strapped by colonial rule and decolonisation. The importance of imposed or inherited structures, whether the global capitalist system, of which Africa is a subordinate part, or the artificial and often inappropriate state borders and political systems is discussed in the light of the exercise of agency by African peoples, political movements and leaders.
Covering a rich landscape of literary, theological and cultural creativity, the authors explore the astonishing variety of interpretations inspired by Lamentations, one of the shortest books in the Bible. Features a wealth of reactions – covering two and a half millennia – to this ancient text's influential and unflinching account of the devastation wreaked by war Explores a kaleidoscope of examples ranging from the Dead Sea Scrolls; Yehudah Halevy; John Calvin; and composer, Thomas Tallis; through to the startling interpretations of Marc Chagall; contemporary novelist, Cynthia Ozick; and Zimbabwean junk sculpture Deploys «reception exegesis», a new genre of commentary that creatively blends reception history and biblical exegesis Offers sensitive treatment of challenging theological and psychological responses to one of the most disturbing books of the Hebrew Bible Widely relevant, with nuanced reflections – both religious and secular – on human suffering and the disasters of war
"Berlitz Pocket Guide Tuscany and Umbria" is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the very best that this bountiful region has to offer, from its exquisite Renaissance cities to hilltop villages and peaceful, verdant landscapes. Follow in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi, climb the leaning tower of Pisa, go hiking in the Apennines, wander through the medieval alleyways of Siena and San Gimignano - the Where To Go chapter details all the key sights. Handy maps on the cover help you get around with ease. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the Top 10 Attractions in Tuscany and Umbria, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Tour of the region. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from shopping for leather goods in Florence to catching one of the many music festivals the region is renowned for. You'll also be armed with background information, including a brief history of the region of Tuscany and Umbria and an Eating Out chapter covering its mouth-watering rustic cuisine and famous wine, Chianti. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants, and an A-Z to equip you with all the practical information you will need.
Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, pamphleteer and journalist. He is most famous for his novel "Robinson Crusoe", which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. The third book about Crusoe, Serious Reflections During the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, is a collection of Daniel Defoe's essays on moral topics. The name of Crusoe used to spur the public's interest in this work.
Полный вариант заголовка: «Reflections upon the conduct of human life : with reference to the study of learning and knowledge : in a letter to the Excellent Lady, the Lady Masbam / by John Norris ; to which is annexed, a Visitation sermon, by the same author».
A refreshing, insightful look into the political and economic dynamics driving globalization today Globalization: it's earlier than you think. That's the provocative message of Against the Dead Hand, which traces the rise and fall of the century-long dream of central planning and top-down control and its impact on globalization-revealing the extent to which the «dead hand» of the old collectivist dream still shapes the contours of today's world economy. Mixing historical narrative, thought-provoking arguments, and on-the-scene reporting and interviews, Brink Lindsey shows how the economy has grown up amidst the wreckage of the old regime-detailing how that wreckage constrains the present and obscures the future. He conveys a clearer picture of globalization's current state than the current conventional wisdom, providing a framework for anticipating the future direction of the world economy.
An extraordinary book. It deals with a stupendous theme. It leads us through a succession of strange and astonishing episodes, some of them magnificent, in a region where everything is invented, forest, moor, river, wilderness, town, and the races which inhabit them. The first part of J.R.R.Tolkien's epic adventure the lord of the rings, now fully corrected and revised, in collaboration with Christopher Tolkien, for the 50 anniversary of its first publication.
I decided to try to write my own book series, so this is not the first book and the first season, and the beginning of the apocalypse, I was inspired by such TV series as "Walking Dead", and "Be Afraid of the Walking Dead". An ordinary family, like many others, began to understand that something strange is happening in their city, but they still do not know that they have already witnessed the "sunset" of all mankind…