A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake – Eighteen Tours in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia
A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake – Eighteen Tours in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia
The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake – A Reference Guide to Historic Sites in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia
This book focuses on the history of Islam in the Volta Region of Ghana with special emphasis on Ave Afiadenyigba. As a background to the study, the book traces the origins of the faith in North Africa, West Africa, Ghana and ultimately the study area. It examines the roles of Muslim scholars, healers, merchants and traditional rulers in the advent and spread of Islam in the sub region. This book further discusses the advent of Muslim sects in the study area and highlights the contributions of early Muslim settlers and converts to the introduction and development of Islam to the area. This book also touches on the beliefs and practices of the indigenous inhabitants of the study area and the nature of Muslim-Muslim and Muslim Christian relations . This book will help readers appreciate the history and development of Islam in Ghana in general and the Volta Region in particular.
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.
The critically acclaimed THE SANDMAN: FABLES AND REFLECTIONS continues the fantastical epic of Morpheus, the King of Dreams, as he observes and interacts with an odd assortment of historical and fictional characters throughout time. Featuring tales of kings, explorers, spies, and werewolves, this book of myth and imagination delves into the dark dreams of Augustus Caesar, Marco Polo, Cain and Abel, Norton I, and Orpheus to illustrate the effects that these subconscious musings have had on the course of history and mankind.
Fishes of the Chindwin River Basin is a piece of work on the freshwater fishes of the Chindwin River basin in the eastern Himalayas and Indo-Burma region. The region has purely isolated hill stream and thus have large numbers of endemic species having both ornamental and food values. The diversity is also attributed to the varied ecological conditions. The book provides taxonomy of fishes, key to species, distribution, local name, IUCN threat criteria and their status of 151 species of 76 genera under 27 families and 9 orders. The book also examines the current scenario of environmental challenges and anthropogenic threats and makes a presumptuous attempt towards sustainable use and conservation of the rich freshwater fish diversity found in the region.
This book illustrates how to use self reflections to improve teaching of economics. It differentiates between two kinds of self reflections. One kind is long tern reflections upon one’s life long experience of learning, research and teaching. These reflections help to shape one’s long term career path and long term strategy in teaching. The other kind is short term reflections upon one’s current teaching. These help to improve one’s current teaching in and out of the classroom immediately. The book presents the author's long term reflections upon his over three decades of learning, research and teaching in Singapore, Canada, America, Taiwan and Malaysia. The book also presents the author's short term reflections upon his three years teaching experience at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus from 2011 to 2014. Among the short term strategies proposed are interactions between instructor and students, integration of multimedia technology into teaching, write to learn approach, problem solving approach, active learning approach and multidisciplinary curricula. Among the long term strategies proposed are taking courses on teaching and writing of textbooks and memoirs.
This groundbreaking book documents the fascinating history of quilt and patchwork production in Britain. The hidden histories and personal narratives of some of the most evocative objects in the V&A's collection are revealed, from the origins of the "love poem" on the "Chapman marriage coverlet" to the sources of inspiration for the intricately pieced pictorial "George III coverlet". Originally published to accompany a wildly popular V&A exhibition, this lavishly illustrated book presents quilt-making as much more than craft.
This book attempts to inquire the potential of federations to avert spillover effects of political instability taking the Ethiopian federation as a case in point. Accordingly, this book argues that somalia''s collapse and political instability has been contributing to the political disorder of Ethiopia''s somali region. The stranded ethnic group beyond and within the Ethio-Somali border, the unpleasant legacy of inter state relation between the two states and the simultanious collapse of both regimes in 1991 are mentioned as major factors, among others, for the diffusion of destablizing elements from Somalia in to Somali region of Ethiopia. It is also argued that the instability of Somali region gave the scapegoat for the federal government to control the region with less political autonoimy and self rule to be entertained by the former. In sum, the book pin points the major factors for the instability of Somali region and suggests genune federalism with political autonomy, tight security against border crossing factors and economic presence as solutions for the instability of Somali region and the federation at large.
This book is about how archaeologists deal with the dead, and how the ancient dead in turn have a lasting affect upon us. It questions the purpose of working with human remains, not just in the UK, but wider afield on the Continent and in the US. Above all, it brings to the fore the many personal and professional challenges of working with the dead.
The book provides detail diversity and taxonomy of Moraceous species in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India. This book can be used as a comprehensive guide for the identification and understanding the detail characters of Moraceae family. The unexplored distribution status of the family and variations among and within the species in Arunachal Pradesh make this book a unique adventure. The book provides distribution status of more than 60 species of the family in the state.The present taxonomic enumeration of the Moraceae is the first complete systematic account of the family with complete distributional records and characterization supported through dichotomous key have not been found in any of the taxonomic work from the the North East region of India. Besides key and characterization of species, another important aspect included in the book is the examination of nomenclatural anomalies for inclusion of correct name of all the species through consultation of some of the recent publications and data bases. Hence, the book helps in understanding the diversity and taxonomy of the family in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and Eastern Himalayan Region as well.
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.
This fourth edition of the guide has been comprehensively overhauled, with an all-new guide to the Best of the Baltic States, a new Introduction, four new photo essays and expanded listings. The first part of the book details the history and culture of these three former Soviet states. The Places section contains descriptive region-by-region accounts of the three republics. Completing the book, the Travel Tips provide full listings and all the practical information you'll need.
The subject of univalent functions is an important area within the venerable field of complex analysis. In this subject one often considers subclasses of the class of all analytic and univalent functions defined on the unit disk in the complex plane that are normalized. A more challenging problem is to determine a region of variability for a given subclass. Region of variability problems typically give more exact information about a family of univalent functions than classical growth distortion and rotation theorems. This book deals with a number of region of variability problems defined on several subclasses of univalent functions. The region of variability and subclasses considered in this book are of current interest of other researchers. The growth estimate and the sharp Bloch semi-norm and the pre-Schwarzian norm are obtained in many cases. In addition, the pictorial illustrations concerning the region of variability using Mathematica make the reading of this book an enjoyable one. Some of the investigations presented in the book could lead to new results in different area of research in function theory.