The Tree Where Man Was Born

The Tree Where Man Was Born Author Peter Matthiessen
ISBN-10 9781101663196
Release 2010-08-31
Pages 304
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A timeless and majestic portrait of Africa by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise A finalist for the National Book Award when it was released in 1972, this vivid portrait of East Africa remains as fresh and revelatory now as on the day it was first published. Peter Matthiessen exquisitely combines nature and travel writing to portray the sights, scenes, and people he observed firsthand in several trips over the course of a dozen years. From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and the drama of predator kills to the field biologists investigating wild creatures and the anthropologists seeking humanity's origins in the rift valley, The Tree Where Man Was Born is a classic of journalistic observation. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by groundbreaking British primatologist Jane Goodall. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Light Pollution Handbook

Light Pollution Handbook Author Kohei Narisada
ISBN-10 9781402026669
Release 2013-06-05
Pages 943
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Constituting the first holistic overview including practical remedies, this handbook provides the background needed by anyone grappling with the complex issue of outdoor lighting and its effects. It describes not only the problems that astronomers and other night sky observers face in reducing the problems of information loss due to light pollution, as well as the problems lighting technologists face in optimising outdoor lighting installations that cause little or no light pollution. The first part is directed to decision makers and managers of outdoor space and covers the areas of general interest, culminating in recommendations to reduce the impact of light pollution. The second part is directed primarily to scientists and engineers, as a support to the design and maintenance of outdoor lighting installations, with special reference to astronomical observations. Elaborating issues from the first part, these contributions include examples that refer to specific outdoor lighting projects and to more general policy and educational measures. Written for designers of lighting equipment and managers of astronomical observatories, but also aimed at the authorities and decision makers responsible for the organization and maintenance of the public space, it will serve a good purpose in graduate or postgraduate curricula for scientists, engineers, economists and law students. This handbook fills the gap that exists between astronomical textbooks, engineering texts and popular brochures about light pollution.



The Uncertain Business of Doing Good

The Uncertain Business of Doing Good Author Larry Krotz
ISBN-10 9780887553844
Release 2008
Pages 220
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The relationship between Westerners and Africa has long been conflicted and complicated. Frequently exploitative, it is also just as often propelled by an almost irresistible urge to ‘do good’. The persistence of this impulse is intriguing. From Doctor Livingstone 150 years ago to the rock star Bono today, outsiders have championed foreign intervention in Africa in political, social, economic, and health care reforms. But underlying all these good intentions, isn’t there a hierarchical belief that we, as outsiders, somehow know what’s best for Africa?As a journalist and documentary filmmaker, Larry Krotz follows the projects of Canadian, American, British and European scientists, NGOs, lawyers, and peacekeepers, all motivated in some manner by the desire to ‘do good’ in Africa. He focuses specifically on people involved in trying to end the Angolan civil war, AIDS research in Kenya, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and the UNIM circumcision research project in Kenya. Along with telling their stories, he examines the ethical and social implications of humanitarian and research projects in Africa, raising many difficult, yet critically important, questions. How have we come to think the way we do about Africa and its people? What has motivated us to action, for good or ill? And, in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, is there a choice between doing nothing and doing the well-intended, but, perhaps, wrong thing?



Selves at Risk

Selves at Risk Author Ihab Habib Hassan
ISBN-10 0299123707
Release 1990
Pages 232
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In this era of supersonic jets, ubiquitous McDonalds, and pervasive Panasonics, in our coddled jacuzzi culture, our cybernetic society of acronyms and first names, does the spirit of quest endure? Indeed, from rain forests, across oceans, steppes, savannahs, and saharas to the peaks of the Andes or Himalayas, American writers still test the limits of human existence. They test spirit, flesh, marrow, and imagination in a timeless quest for meaning beyond civilization, at the razor edge of mortality. And they return with sun-cracked skin and gazes honed on horizons to tell us the tale. "Ihab Hassan's new book on quests turns out to be a quest of his own. He takes us through an invigorating range of today's American writers as they test themselves against the far corners of our tattered planet. Hassan shows us how their quests (and, incidentally, his own) entwine risks, commitments, and desperate exercises in belief, how their aspirations are human but uniquely American. This is a book everyone interested in American culture can learn from--and enjoy. Hassan's voice is one of graceful wisdom and passionate elegance, a refreshing landfall in today's turgid sea of criticism." --Norman N. Holland, University of Florida



Vision and Visual Perception

Vision and Visual Perception Author Duco A. Schreuder
ISBN-10 9781480812949
Release 2014-12-03
Pages 762
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Vision is about insight, and visual perception is about cognition - and they form the foundation of how we see the world. Duco A. Schreuder, a physicist and psychologist, explores the finer details of each in this groundbreaking book that explores human consciousness and perception. Sharing virtually everything he's learned over a varied career spanning more than sixty years, he examines a wide array of topics, including how we understand what we visually process, how we store and retrieve information, the role that neurons play in how what we see, and much more. While Schreuder isn't afraid to disagree with other leading thinkers, he relies on science and focuses on the facts behind it so you can understand lighting, visual perception, engineering design, and applied and experimental physics. Looking is about insight, whereas seeing is about knowledge, and you need to know how each one works to truly understand how humanity views the world. Whether you're an illuminating engineer considering the fundamentals of the trade or a student or professional in an allied discipline, you'll be well served by taking a closer look at Vision and Visual Perception.



Ein Pfeil in den Himmel At play in the fields of the Lord Deutsch Roman Aus dem Amerikan v Paul Baudisch

Ein Pfeil in den Himmel  At play in the fields of the Lord  Deutsch   Roman   Aus dem Amerikan  v  Paul Baudisch  Author Peter Matthiessen
ISBN-10 OCLC:164706829
Release 1966
Pages 415
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Ein Pfeil in den Himmel At play in the fields of the Lord Deutsch Roman Aus dem Amerikan v Paul Baudisch has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ein Pfeil in den Himmel At play in the fields of the Lord Deutsch Roman Aus dem Amerikan v Paul Baudisch also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ein Pfeil in den Himmel At play in the fields of the Lord Deutsch Roman Aus dem Amerikan v Paul Baudisch book for free.



The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard Author Peter Matthiessen
ISBN-10 9781448112654
Release 2014-11-06
Pages 336
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One September, the writer and explorer Peter Matthiessen set out with field biologist George Schaller to journey 250 miles through the Himalayas to the Crystal Mountain on the Tibetan plateau. They wanted to study the wild blue sheep, the bharal, but also hoped to see the snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be nearly mythical. The Snow Leopard is not only an exquisite book of natural history but an extraordinary account of an inner journey ; a 'true pilgrimage, a journey of the heart.'



Where Soldiers Fear To Tread

Where Soldiers Fear To Tread Author John Burnett
ISBN-10 9781409064299
Release 2009-07-15
Pages 368
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In 1998, on the lookout for adventure and willing to take a risk, John Burnett left the comforts of the mainstream and became a UN relief worker in Somalia. He was completely unprepared for the realities of working in a country without government or law, where the only authority comes from a loaded gun. Held at gunpoint by a child soldier, having to watching a baby die of malaria in his arms, the experience profoundly changed the way he saw the world.



The Tree Of Man

The Tree Of Man Author Patrick White
ISBN-10 9781742743745
Release 2011-02-01
Pages 480
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One of Patrick White's most loved novels in which he creates a memorable portrait of human resilience Stan Parker, with only a horse and a dog for companions, journeys to a remote scrubby patch of land that he has inherited in the Australian hills. When the land is cleared enough for a rudimentary house to be built, Stan brings his new wife, Amy, to the wilderness. Together they struggle to establish a home for themselves and their growing family. And together, but essentially apart, they face everything from the domestic upheavals of birth and death to natural disasters. In this chronicle of simple lives in joy and sorrow, Patrick White creates an evocative monument to human endurance.



Der unsichtbare Mann

Der unsichtbare Mann Author Ralph Ellison
ISBN-10 3499138786
Release 1998
Pages 661
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Der unsichtbare Mann has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Der unsichtbare Mann also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Der unsichtbare Mann book for free.



Far Tortuga

Far Tortuga Author Peter Matthiessen
ISBN-10 3434530088
Release 2000
Pages 449
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Far Tortuga has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Far Tortuga also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Far Tortuga book for free.



Mark of the Lion

Mark of the Lion Author Suzanne Arruda
ISBN-10 9781101532270
Release 2006-12-05
Pages 352
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After driving an ambulance along the front lines of World War I, she can fire a rifle with deadly precision. Still suffering trauma from the Great War, she sets off for Africa determined to fulfill a man's dying wish...never expecting to become involved in murder. Rich with romance, mystery, and adventure, Mark of the Lion introduces a fascinating new heroine and explores the elusive heart of a compelling and exotic world.



The Vivisector

The Vivisector Author Patrick White
ISBN-10 9781436254625
Release 2009-01-27
Pages 640
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Join J. M. Coetzee and Thomas Keneally in rediscovering Nobel Laureate Patrick White Hurtle Duffield, a painter, coldly dissects the weaknesses of any and all who enter his circle. His sister's deformity, a grocer's moonlight indiscretion, the passionate illusions of the women who love him-all are used as fodder for his art. It is only when Hurtle meets an egocentric adolescent whom he sees as his spiritual child does he experience a deeper, more treacherous emotion in this tour de force of sexual and psychological menace that sheds brutally honest light on the creative experience. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.



A Devil s Chaplain

A Devil s Chaplain Author Richard Dawkins
ISBN-10 9780297865421
Release 2010-12-16
Pages 320
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Richard Dawkins is one of the finest minds in science, and in this superb collection of essays and letters, he demonstrates the depth of his knowledge and the rich variety of his interests. Whether he is examining postmodernism or the Human Genome Project, penning a letter to his daughter, or writing a moving eulogy to Douglas Adams and e-mailing Stephen Jay Gould, Dawkins writes with an intellectual vigour and grace that is second to none. This is a very human collection that shows not only the acuity of Dawkins' scientific mind, but also his sense of humour and the warmth of his relationships with friends and family.



Companion to Literature

Companion to Literature Author Abby H. P. Werlock
ISBN-10 9781438127439
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 842
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This encyclopedia features an informative introduction that surveys the history of the short story in the United States, interprets the current literary landscape, and points to new and future trends. --from publisher description.



Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Catalog

Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Catalog Author Penguin Books
ISBN-10 0147717914
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 270
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Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Catalog has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Catalog also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Catalog book for free.



Das Ministerium des u ersten Gl cks

Das Ministerium des   u  ersten Gl  cks Author Arundhati Roy
ISBN-10 9783104038179
Release 2017-08-10
Pages 560
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Arundhati Roy, die Autorin des Weltbestsellers »Der Gott der kleinen Dinge«, kehrt zurück! Ihr lange herbeigesehnter Roman »Das Ministerium des äußersten Glücks« führt uns an den unwahrscheinlichsten Ort, um das Glück zu finden. Eine Reihe ausgestoßener Helden ist hier mit ihrem Schicksal konfrontiert, aber sie finden eine Gemeinschaft, sie bilden eine Familie der besonderen Art. Auf einem Friedhof in der Altstadt von Delhi wird ein handgeknüpfter Teppich ausgerollt. Auf einem Bürgersteig taucht unverhofft ein Baby auf. In einem verschneiten Tal schreibt ein Vater einen Brief an seine 5-jährige Tochter über die vielen Menschen, die zu ihrer Beerdigung kamen. In einem Zimmer im ersten Stock liest eine einsame Frau die Notizbücher ihres Geliebten. Im Jannat Guest House umarmen sich im Schlaf fest zwei Menschen, als hätten sie sich eben erst getroffen – dabei kennen sie einander schon ein Leben lang. Voller Inspiration, Gefühl und Überraschungen beweist der Roman auf jeder Seite Arundhati Roys Kunst. Erzählt mit einem Flüstern, einem Schrei, mit Freudentränen und manchmal mit einem bitteren Lachen ist dieser Roman zugleich Liebeserklärung wie Provokation: eine Hymne auf das Leben.