This text is part of a new series of original fiction, specially written for learners of English. Graded into six levels - from elementary to advanced - the stories provide easy and enjoyable reading on a wide range of contemporary topics and themes.
Modern, original fiction for learners of English. A tragic love story is uncovered as journalist Clare Crowe goes to Switzerland to bring home a relative's body. Clare's grandfather has been found frozen in a glacier, 74 years after a climbing accident. Clare knows this could make an interesting story for her newspaper, but as she investigates her grandfather's last climb, she learns that the accident wasn't as simple as she had first thought.
The constraints and opportunities of moderniation throughout the non-Western worldinevitably lead to the breakdown and supplanting of older social relations and livelihoods. Inthis volume, Andrew P. Davidson examines the Nuba Mountain region of western Sudan to show howindividuals and families struggle to maintain or expand their well-being in the face ofcontinuous uncertainty, when control of their destinies is increasingly slipping out of thecomforting confines of the village. He offers a comparative and historical examination ofeconomic life in three villages to show how the older lineage system based on communalism,kinship and age-based hierarchy is being displaced by new forces of social organiation andindividual orientation which have eroded village cohesion and left the Nuba vulnerable to theIslamic-dominated government in Khartoum and the ravages of the continuing Sudanese civilwar. Andrew P. Davidsonis lecturer of sociology at the University of New England at Armidale in Australia.
Unveiling the Mysteries of Table Mountain and Beyond
Author: Dean Liprini
Pubpsher: Juta and Company Ltd
A sacred light grid surrounds Table Mountain -- a network of sacred springs, caves, stone giants and geometrically aligned marker-stones. Some have human faces with their eyes aligned to interact with the cardinal directions of the sun, the Solstices and Equinoxes. Who did this and why? What message do they hold for us? Following the pathways of the sun through the eyes of ancient peoples, we discover the antiquity of the human spirit and the interconnectedness of all things. The book takes one on a colourful journey of rediscovery. It has been designed so that readers (of all ages) can open it at any page and be drawn into the journey through the magical pathway and photographs that weave the book together.
Memoir about Flight 93, a Field of Angels, and My Spiritual Homecoming
Author: Lillie Leonardi
Pubpsher: Hay House, Inc
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Former law enforcement professional Lillie Leonardi has always lived with her feet planted in two separate worlds--the metaphysical and the physical. In the Shadow of a Badge, her previously self-published spiritual memoir, takes you on a dramatic journey of what happens when Leonardi's two very distinct realities become dangerously intertwined. During her work at the crash site of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, surrounding the fateful events of September 11th, Leonardi is forced to confront her connection to the divine--something she has struggled with since her youth. Her gripping personal account of the 12 days she spent acting as an FBI liaison between the law enforcement and social service agencies carries you into a world that combines the factual and logistical with the angelic and mystical. After witnessing what she describes as a "field of angels" during her first minutes at the crash site, Leonardi must finally reconcile the opposing sides of her life. We walk with her through the diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, experience the guilt and fear that grip her, and witness the remarkable transformation of her soul as she discovers that forgiveness, of self and others, can be the best remedy. As an inspiring example of what it really means to be called to service, Leonardi shows that it's never too late to find your spiritual path and life's purpose.
Release on 2010 | by University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center
The Canadian Prairies in a Changing Climate
Author: University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center
Pubpsher: University of Regina Press
The Canadian Prairies in a Changing Climate is a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of climate change in the prairie provinces, the impacts on natural resources, communities, human health and sectors of the economy, and the adaptation options that are available for alleviating adverse impacts and taking advantage of new opportunities provided by a warmer climate.