Author: Helena Norberg-Hodge
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 2017-04-15
Genre: Business & Economics
A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or "Little Tibet," Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of "progress." As a direct result, a whole range of problems--from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide--have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions--and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures--strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages.
Author: Thomas Hohstadt
Release Date: 2013-08
Something big is happening. Virtual Reality is not only becoming the driving wheel of the new world economy, it is building a new cultural order. The "Age of Virtual Reality" is in its infancy, yet we already live in a virtual world. Through video games, iPods, iPhones, online social networking, and movies, we are migrating toward ""virtual space."" We must understand this moment in history. Through provoked discoveries, engaging artistic journeys, and creative dialogues with the "language" of virtual reality, this book explores both the pre-digital history of VR and its sobering-yet inspiring-future. Readers will learn to test, discern, and ground the ""evidence"" of their experience. In "The Age of Virtual Reality," they will discover where we're going by confronting where VR is going. More important, they will engage the skills necessary to participate constructively and creatively in an increasingly ""virtual"" world-a world that demands their participation. They will be stunned beyond disbelief.
Author: Ernst Breisach
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2007-12-30
In this pioneering work, Ernst Breisach presents an effective, well-organized, and concise account of the development of historiography in Western culture. Neither a handbook nor an encyclopedia, this up-to-date third edition narrates and interprets the development of historiography from its origins in Greek poetry to the present, with compelling sections on postmodernism, deconstructionism, African-American history, women’s history, microhistory, the Historikerstreit, cultural history, and more. The definitive look at the writing of history by a historian, Historiography provides key insights into some of the most important issues, debates and innovations in modern historiography. Praise for the first edition: “Breisach’s comprehensive coverage of the subject and his clear presentation of the issues and the complexity of an evolving discipline easily make his work the best of its kind.”—Lester D. Stephens, American Historical Review
Author: Natalie Harwood
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Whether interested in Latin or just seeking a deeper understanding of English, readers will find a fun alternative to the standard dusty tomes usually associated with Latin. Included in this revised edition are updated vocabulary lists relevant to today's world, expanded pronunciation guides, Latin-to-English and English-to-Latin translation, and a workbook of exercises, reading passages, and tools for greater comprehension of the language. In 2002, the number of high school students taking Latin tests for college credit had risen 95% since 1993. According to CNN, educators are increasingly turning toward Latin to improve student performance in reading, math, and science. Perfect reference tool for Law School, medical school, music school, and other graduate school students faced with getting through a Latin course as a requirement.
Author: Peter E. Meltzer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2015-08-03
With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.
Author: Mark Stewart
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2012-03-07
Genre: Study Aids
The critical preparation you'll need to get into the Catholic high school you want McGraw-Hill's Catholic High School Entrance Exams is the core guide to the three exams required for admission to Catholic high schools nationwide. It offers complete coverage of the Cooperative Admissions Examination (COOP), the High School Placement Test (HSPT), and the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS). Not only will you get expert prep advice on these exams, but also author Mark Stewart gives you inside information on gaining admission to a Catholic high school. You'll also find inside: Six full-length sample tests: two practice COOPs, two practice HSPTs; and two TACHS with complete answer explanations Sample exams, exercises, and problems designed to match the real tests in content and level of difficulty Step-by-step review of all topics covered on the three exams Important information such as testing requirements, when to register, how scores are reported, and more
Author: Theodore Markopoulos
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This important contribution to the history of Greek explores what led to the appearance of the modern future in the sixteenth century. The author traces its origins to the classical period and its development in the Hellenistic. He shows how his findings affect the Greek syntactic and semantic history and grammaticalization theory in general.
Author: Christopher Black
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Study Aids
The practice you need to succeed on the SAT McGraw-Hill Education: 12 SAT Practice Tests with PSAT provides the intensive test-taking practice that can help you sharpen your skills, boost your confidence, and reduce your stress. Take these practice tests--created by two of America's most experienced and respected test-prep coaches--and you'll learn what kinds of questions are on the SAT, how the test is structured, and how to budget your time in each test section. Watch your scores improve from one practice test to the next--and get ready to do your very best on the real exam. Inside you'll find: 12 complete sample SAT exams with full explanations for every answer, plus a complete sample PSAT exam Access to Test Planner app to customize your study schedule Thorough coverage of the best strategies for the SAT essay Scoring worksheets to help you calculate your total score for every test Expert guidance in prepping for the SAT Access to more practice tests online
Elon Musk ist der da Vinci des 21. Jahrhunderts. Seine Firmengründungen lesen sich wie das Who’s who der zukunftsträchtigsten Unternehmen der Welt. Alles, was dieser Mann anfasst, scheint zu Gold zu werden. Mit PayPal revolutionierte er das Zahlen im Internet, mit Tesla schreckte er die Autoindustrie auf und sein Raumfahrtunternehmen SpaceX ist aktuell das weltweit einzige Unternehmen, das ein Raumschiff mit großer Nutzlast wieder auf die Erde zurückbringen kann. Dies ist die persönliche Geschichte hinter einem der größten Unternehmer seit Thomas Edison, Henry Ford oder Howard Hughes. Das Buch erzählt seinen kometenhaften Aufstieg von seiner Flucht aus Südafrika mit 17 Jahren bis heute. Elon Musk gilt als der »Real Iron Man« – in Anlehnung an einen der erfolgreichsten Comichelden der Welt. Es ist die gleichsam inspirierende, persönliche und spannende Geschichte eines der erfolgreichsten Querdenker der Welt. In einem Umfang wie noch kein Journalist zuvor hatte Ashlee Vance für diese Biografie exklusiven und direkten Zugang zu Elon Musk, seinem familiären Umfeld und persönlichen Freunden. Mit 16 Seiten exklusiven und persönlichen Bildern aus Elon Musks persönlichem Fotoalbum.