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Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitats of frogs
Introduces the physical characteristics, methods of movement, habitats, feeding habits, life cycles, and different types of frogs. Includes bibliographical references.
A scathing depiction of America's litigious society. Winner of the 1994 National Book Award.
'God created Woman from a crooked rib; and any one who trieth to straighten it, breaketh it.' Ebla, an orphan of eighteen, runs away from her nomadic encampment in rural Somali when she discovers that her grandfather has promised her marriage to an older man. But even after her escape to Mogadishu, she finds herself as powerless and dependent on men as she was in the bush. As she is propelled through servitude, marriage, poverty and violence, Ebla has to fight to retain her identity in a world where women are 'sold like cattle'. Written with complete conviction from a woman's viewpoint, Nuruddin Farah's spare, shocking first novel savagely attacks the traditional values of his people yet is also a haunting celebration of the unbroken human spirit.
A look at the pleasures and hardships of doing things oneself, a nostalgic meditation on country ways.
In this hard-hitting sequel to her autobiography, Against All Odds, Kim Daniels goes beyond her transformation from world-class athlete to drug addict to Christian pastor and describes the challenge of coming into the church and the startling discoveries she has made there. In From a Mess to a Miracle, Daniels exposes the enemy's traps at work inside the church that prevent believers from experiencing a truly transformed life in Christ. She pulls no punches as she teaches believers how to sharpen their spiritual discernment, demolish strongholds, tear down idols and avoid snakes in the pews. "God wants His church to manifest His marvelous light," she writes. Through her personal journey, Daniels shows readers how they can be transformed from a mess to a miracle and be totally free to walk in the fullness of God.
With more than 150 splendid photographs, headnotes that illuminate Poland's vibrant food culture, and more than 90 recipes for classic and contemporary Polish food, this unique and fascinating cookbook brings an ignored cuisine to light. Pulitzer Prize-winner Anne Applebaum has lived in Poland since before the fall of communism, and this cookbook--nourished by her engagement with the culture and food of her adopted country--offers a tantalizing look into the turbulent history of this beautiful region. In a Polish Country House Kitchen celebrates long-distance friendships with a love of food at the core, bringing the good, sustaining foods of Anne's Polish country home into kitchens the world over.
A collection of oven dishes both sweet and savory from a Southerner whose passion for them shows no sign of coolingNo one knows Southern cooking quite like Jean Anderson. A long-time food editor and the author of such books as A Love Affair with Southern Cooking and Falling Off the Bone, her encyclopedic knowledge of Southern food makes her the perfect author for this delicious down-home collection. If it's baked and it's from the South, you'll find it here.From a Southern Oven includes more than 150 recipes, both savory and sweet, classic and contemporary. You'll find appetizers and snacks, main dishes, sides, breads, and desserts that showcase such beloved Southern staples as pork and rice, sweet potatoes and Vidalia onions, butter beans, and blackberries and peaches. From Oven-Barbecued Chicken to Shrimp and Artichoke Hearts au Gratin to Blueberry Pecan Crisp, this book has it all. Throughout, Anderson dishes up juicy bits of history and lore about the recipes, while luscious full-color photographs offer mouthwatering inspiration.Southern cuisine is more popular than ever and who better than award-winning Southern cookbook author Jean Anderson to introduce you to the real thing?More than 150 reach-across-the-menu recipes from every corner of the American South that cover the homespun and the haute, among them dozens of easy casseroles, crisps, and cobblersJean Anderson, who's won six best cookbook awards, is also the author of Falling Off the Bone, A Love Affair with Southern Cooking, and The New Doubleday CookbookIf you love Southern food in all its honest, soulful glory, this delectable collection of oven-baked goodness is an absolute must.
The Civil War was not the end, as is often thought, of reformist activism among abolitionists. After emancipation was achieved, they broadened their struggle to pursue equal rights for women, state medicine, workers' rights, fair wages, immigrants' rights, care of the poor, and a right to decent housing and a healthy environment. Focusing on the work of a key group of activists from 1835 to the dawn of the twentieth century, From Abolition to Rights for All investigates how reformers, linked together and radicalized by their shared experiences in the abolitionist struggle, articulated a core natural rights ideology and molded it into a rationale for successive reform movements.The book follows the abolitionists' struggles and successes in organizing a social movement. For a time after the Civil War these reformers occupied major positions of power, only to be rebuffed in the later years of the nineteenth century as the larger society rejected their inclusive understanding of natural rights. The narrative of perseverance among this small group would be a continuing source of inspiration for reform. The pattern they established--local organization, expansive vision, and eventual challenge by powerful business interests and individuals--would be mirrored shortly thereafter by Progressives.
From Africa to Brazil traces the flows of enslaved Africans from the broad region of Africa called Upper Guinea to Amazonia, Brazil. These two regions, though separated by an ocean, were made one by a slave route. Walter Hawthorne considers why planters in Amazonia wanted African slaves, why and how those sent to Amazonia were enslaved, and what their Middle Passage experience was like. The book is also concerned with how Africans in diaspora shaped labor regimes, determined the nature of their family lives, and crafted religious beliefs that were similar to those they had known before enslavement. It presents the only book-length examination of African slavery in Amazonia and identifies with precision the locations in Africa from where members of a large diaspora in the Americas hailed. From Africa to Brazil also proposes new directions for scholarship focused on how immigrant groups created new or recreated old cultures.
In this revolutionary and compassionate book, Schachter-Shalomi guides older Americans through a spiritual transformation. He teaches readers how to use their life experiences to enrich their elder years, face mortality, repair relationships, develop a regenerative spirit and transmit wisdom to future generations.
From its first glimmerings in the 1950s, the software industry has evolved to become the fourth largest industrial sector of the US economy. Starting with a handful of software contractors who produced specialized programs for the few existing machines, the industry grew to include producers of corporate software packages and then makers of mass-market products and recreational software. This book tells the story of each of these types of firm, focusing on the products they developed, the business models they followed, and the markets they served. By describing the breadth of this industry, Martin Campbell-Kelly corrects the popular misconception that one firm is at the center of the software universe. He also tells the story of lucrative software products such as IBM's CICS and SAP's R/3, which, though little known to the general public, lie at the heart of today's information infrastructure. With its wealth of industry data and its thoughtful judgments, this book will become a starting point for all future investigations of this fundamental component of computer history.
Scholars have long recognized the relevance to Christianity of the many stories surrounding the life of Alexander the Great, who claimed to be the son of Zeus. But until now, no comprehensive effort has been made to connect the mythic life and career of Alexander to the stories about Jesus and to the earliest theology of the nascent Christian churches. Ory Amitay delves into a wide range of primary texts in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew to trace Alexander as a mythological figure, from his relationship to his ancestor and rival, Herakles, to the idea of his divinity as the son of a god. In compelling detail, Amitay illuminates both Alexander's links to Herakles and to two important and enduring ideas: that of divine sonship and that of reconciliation among peoples.
Where does applesauce come from? Learn how applesauce starts with fresh apples in an apple orchard. Follow along as the apples are taken to a factory and made into applesauce. Before food arrives in your home in neat packages, it travels on an amazing journey. The First Facts From Farm to Table set illustrates how food is processed and manufactured. Hungry readers will visit a farm to discover their favorite treat in its raw state, and then follow the production line as the food is harvested, transported to factories for processing, packaged for distribution, and, finally, sold to the consumer. Illustrative photography, fact-filled texts, and fun features will satisfy young readers' hunger for food knowledge.
Aristotle takes representations to be changes in concrete living things which arise from actual perception. Plotinus does not define memory: he is concerned with the question of what he remembers.
When Cassidy Jameson's best friend Tyler took her to Texas with him when he left for college, she was expecting his cousin, their new roommate, to be a Stetson-wearing cowboy since his family owned a ranch; not this incredibly gorgeous guy with a husky Southern drawl that seemed to make the world stop whenever she looked at him. Because of her past, she's only ever trusted two men in her life, Tyler and her dad whom passed away when she was six. But there's something about Gage that draws her to him in a way she can't explain, only problem? He's always telling Tyler that he doesn't want Cassidy living there and sees her as nothing more than his little sister. Gage Carson was excited his cousin Tyler was coming to live with, and go to college with him. When he'd called to ask if he could bring his friend Cassi with him, Gage didn't care. Gage had heard about this mysterious friend since they were kids and felt like he already knew her. Nothing would prepare him for watching her jump out of Ty's Jeep though. Not only was Cassi the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen, but there was something about her that within seconds of meeting her, made Gage want to protect her, and make her his. Too bad Tyler made it a point to remind Gage on a daily basis that he was dating her and she was completely off limits. For a year and a half, Gage and Cassidy dance around their feelings for each other as Tyler continues to keep them apart; until one day Tyler unknowingly pushes her right into Gage's arms. With Tyler unable to keep lying to them, they finally start a relationship both have been craving since their first meeting. But when an accident and disaster sends her back to Tyler and California, will Cassidy be able to come face to face with the demons from her past to live a life she and Gage deserve; or will the fact that she once again ran to Tyler be the final push that ends Cassidy and Gage for good?
Book 10 in the Jennie McGrady Mysteries for young adults. When her church and school are destroyed by fire, speculations mount and Jennie smells foul play, but why would anyone target a diverse church like Trinity? With overtones of racism and issues of color, be it African American or Hispanics, there are no lack of suspects with hate seemingly everywhere. Hospitals and kidnapping hinder Jennie's ability to help her dad get to the bottom of this horrible deed and the bodies left in its wake.
As college graduates soon find out, the real world is tough. Sure, it was hard getting into the right school. But landing a good job is a lot harder. The number of new college grads now outnumbers available entry-level jobs by at least 25 percent. But that figure--sobering as it is--is deceptive, given that only a fraction of those jobs are career-worthy. So how do you succeed in a marketplace that's stacked against you? According to professional career counselors D. A. Hayden and Michael Wilder, you've got to approach the hunt for employment as if it were a marketing campaign. In other words, you've got to make yourself a brand--by creating a clear story for yourself, understanding your target audience, and developing an effective communications plan to deliver your message. You've also got to avoid the pitfalls. Hayden and Wilder identify four personality traits that can doom first-time job seekers to failure. Then, through a trademark method they call Candidate Illumination, the authors prescribe cures for those pathologies and present savvy strategies for every step of the job-search process--from finding your focus, to composing a winning resume, to acing the interview. (Note to parents: This book may be the best gift you could give your graduating son or daughter.)
Essays which discuss middle eastern current events and history by a renouned schollar in the field.
When Marines enter an abandoned house in Fallujah, Iraq, and hear a suspicious noise, they clench their weapons, edge around the corner, and prepare to open fire. What they find during the U.S.-led attack on "the most dangerous city on Earth" in late 2004, however, is not an insurgent but a puppy left behind when most of the city's residents fled. Despite military law forbidding pets, the Marines de-flea the pup with kerosene, de-worm him with chewing tobacco, and fill him up on Meals Ready to Eat. Thus begins the dramatic rescue of a dog named Lava and Lava's rescue of at least one Marine, Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman, from the emotional ravages of war. From hardened soldiers to wartime journalists to endangered Iraqi citizens,From Baghdad, With Love tells the unforgettable true story of an unlikely band of heroes who learn unexpected lessons about life, death, and war from a mangy little flea-ridden refugee.
Architecture as a lens to magnify a problem you see again and again in human society and human history.
"Friedman, who twice garnered the Pulitzer as a New York Times correspondent in Lebanon and Israel, further delineates the two countries in this provocative, absorbing memoir cum political and social analysis. A condensed, incisive history of the Middle East is proffered, as well as personal reflections on his 10-year sojourn: the issue of Friedman's Jewishness in Beirut, the fact that he was the Times 's first Jewish reporter in Israel, the bombing of his apartment in Beirut by the PLO, which took the lives of his Lebanese news assistant's children." -From Publishers Weekly
While it is true much of the time that institutions of higher education reproduce the status quo in the manner described Pierre Bourdieu, this work by Rojas (sociology, Indiana U.) demonstrates that they are also places of political contestation. He describes the institutionalization of Black studies within American colleges and universities, arguing that the process can best be viewed as a bureaucratic response to a social movement. He goes beyond a focus on mobilization in order to address issues of legitimization in organizational change. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Despite legislation designed to eliminate unfair racial practices, the United States continues to struggle with a race problem. Some thinkers label this a "new" racism and call for new political responses to it. Using the experiences of African American women and men as a touchstone for analysis, Patricia Hill Collins examines new forms of racism as well as political responses to it. In this incisive and stimulating book, renowned social theorist Patricia Hill Collins investigates how nationalism has operated and re-emerged in the wake of contemporary globalization and offers an interpretation of how black nationalism works today in the wake of changing black youth identity. Hers is the first study to analyze the interplay of racism, nationalism, and feminism in the context of twenty-first century black America. From Black Power to Hip Hop covers a wide range of topics including the significance of race and ethnicity to the American national identity; how ideas about motherhood affect population policies; African American use of black nationalism ideologies as anti-racist practice; and the relationship between black nationalism, feminism and women in the hip-hop generation.
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