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Roman

Author: Nuruddin Farah

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518744429

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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Als Bella vom gewaltsamen Tod ihres Bruders Aar bei einem terroristischen Anschlag in Mogadischu erfährt, bricht die erfolgsverwöhnte Modefotografin umgehend auf, um sich der halbwüchsigen Kinder des Bruders anzunehmen. In Nairobi, wo Aar mit den Kindern lebte, übernimmt sie tatkräftig die Verantwortung, denn Valerie, die Mutter der Kinder, hat die Familie bereits vor Jahren verlassen, um mit einer anderen Frau ein neues Leben zu beginnen. Jetzt aber erhebt sie ihre eigenen Ansprüche, und zwischen den Frauen entspinnt sich ein gnadenloser Machtkampf ... In seinem neuen großen Roman erzählt der Nobelpreiskandidat Nuruddin Farah das bewegende Schicksal einer Familie in Zeiten des politischen und gesellschaftlichen Umbruchs.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture

Author: Cora J. Voyageur,David Newhouse,Dan Beavon

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442663375

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

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The acclaimed and accessible Hidden in Plain Sight series showcases the extraordinary contributions made by Aboriginal peoples to Canadian identity and culture. This collection features new accounts of Aboriginal peoples working hard to improve their lives and those of other Canadians, and serves as a powerful contrast to narratives that emphasize themes of victimhood, displacement, and cultural disruption. In this second volume of the series, leading scholars and other experts pay tribute to the enduring influence of Aboriginal peoples on Canadian economic and community development, environmental initiatives, education, politics, and arts and culture. Interspersed are profiles of many significant Aboriginal figures, including singer-songwriter and educator Buffy Sainte-Marie, politician Elijah Harper, entrepreneur Dave Tuccaro, and musician Robbie Robertson. Hidden in Plain Sight continues to enrich and broaden our understandings of Aboriginal and Canadian history, while providing inspiration for a new generation of leaders and luminaries.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

The Tragedy of Children's Rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate

Author: Barbara Bennett Woodhouse

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400829658

Category: Law

Page: 384

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Hidden in Plain Sight tells the tragic untold story of children's rights in America. It asks why the United States today, alone among nations, rejects the most universally embraced human-rights document in history, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This book is a call to arms for America to again be a leader in human rights, and to join the rest of the civilized world in recognizing that the thirst for justice is not for adults alone. Barbara Bennett Woodhouse explores the meaning of children's rights throughout American history, interweaving the childhood stories of iconic figures such as Benjamin Franklin with those of children less known but no less courageous, like the heroic youngsters who marched for civil rights. How did America become a place where twelve-year-old Lionel Tate could be sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 1999 death of a young playmate? In answering questions like this, Woodhouse challenges those who misguidedly believe that America's children already have more rights than they need, or that children's rights pose a threat to parental autonomy or family values. She reveals why fundamental human rights and principles of dignity, equality, privacy, protection, and voice are essential to a child's journey into adulthood, and why understanding rights for children leads to a better understanding of human rights for all. Compassionate, wise, and deeply moving, Hidden in Plain Sight will force an examination of our national resistance--and moral responsibility--to recognize children's rights. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

An Archaeology of Magic and the Cinema

Author: Colin Williamson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 081357255X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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What does it mean to describe cinematic effects as “movie magic,” to compare filmmakers to magicians, or to say that the cinema is all a “trick”? The heyday of stage illusionism was over a century ago, so why do such performances still serve as a key reference point for understanding filmmaking, especially now that so much of the cinema rests on the use of computers? To answer these questions, Colin Williamson situates film within a long tradition of magical practices that combine art and science, involve deception and discovery, and evoke two forms of wonder—both awe at the illusion displayed and curiosity about how it was performed. He thus considers how, even as they mystify audiences, cinematic illusions also inspire them to learn more about the technologies and techniques behind moving images. Tracing the overlaps between the worlds of magic and filmmaking, Hidden in Plain Sight examines how professional illusionists and their tricks have been represented onscreen, while also considering stage magicians who have stepped behind the camera, from Georges Méliès to Ricky Jay. Williamson offers an insightful, wide-ranging investigation of how the cinema has functioned as a “device of wonder” for more than a century, while also exploring how several key filmmakers, from Orson Welles to Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese, employ the rhetoric of magic. Examining pre-cinematic visual culture, animation, nonfiction film, and the digital trickery of today’s CGI spectacles, Hidden in Plain Sight provides an eye-opening look at the powerful ways that magic has shaped our modes of perception and our experiences of the cinema.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture

Author: Cora Jane Voyageur,David Newhouse

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144264074X

Category: History

Page: 504

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The acclaimed and accessible Hidden in Plain Sight series showcases the extraordinary contributions made by Aboriginal peoples to Canadian identity and culture. This collection features new accounts of Aboriginal peoples working hard to improve their lives and those of other Canadians, and serves as a powerful contrast to narratives that emphasize themes of victimhood, displacement, and cultural disruption. In this second volume of the series, leading scholars and other experts pay tribute to the enduring influence of Aboriginal peoples on Canadian economic and community development, environmental initiatives, education, politics, and arts and culture. Interspersed are profiles of many significant Aboriginal figures, including singer-songwriter and educator Buffy Sainte-Marie, politician Elijah Harper, entrepreneur Dave Tuccaro, and musician Robbie Robertson. Hidden in Plain Sight continues to enrich and broaden our understandings of Aboriginal and Canadian history, while providing inspiration for a new generation of leaders and luminaries.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

A Deep Traveler Explores Connecticut

Author: David K. Leff

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819572829

Category: Travel

Page: 264

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In the course of the mundane routines of life, we encounter a variety of landscapes and objects, either ignoring them or looking without interest at what appears to be just a tree, stone, anonymous building, or dirt road. But the “deep traveler,” according to Hartford Courant essayist David K. Leff, doesn’t make this mistake. Instead, the commonplace elements become the most important. By learning to see the magic in the mundane, we not only enrich daily life with a sense of place, we are more likely to protect and make those places better. Over his many years working at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and writing about the state’s landscape, Leff gained unparalleled intimacy while traveling its byways and back roads. In Hidden in Plain Sight, Leff’s essays and photographs take us on a point-by-point journey, revealing the rich stories behind many of Connecticut’s overlooked landmarks, from the Merritt Parkway and Cornwall’s Cathedral Pines to roadside rock art and centuries-old milestones.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

Author: Chris Auer

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310872596

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Eerie stories surround the old Victorian mansion-turned-museum known as Eckert House. But what was once thought to be fiction may prove to be fact after twelve-year-old Dan Pruitt makes a gruesome discovery. Dan and his friends set out to uncover the truth, but will their search lead them down a path of danger instead?
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Hidden in Plain Sight

The Secret of More

Author: Mark Buchanan

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418554634

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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Even for the religious, life is full of questions: What is faith? Can my life be more satisfying? How can I deepen my walk with Christ? What does it mean to be happy? These bubble and boil underneath the surface of our everyday life. And though we ignore them, we know they point us to realms of wisdom or even mystery-to something more. Author Mark Buchanan asked these same questions. "I want more, God," he prayed-and the answer was more than he was looking for. It was right there, hidden in plain sight among the syllables and syntax of a few words of advice from the apostle Peter. With time and experience, Buchanan learned to tease it out, this secret of more, and he wrote a book about it: Hidden in Plain Sight. The answer, he discovered, is an investigation of the cross. The answer is an excavation of the virtues. The answer urges us passionately to "make every effort." And, Buchanan tells us, the answer is worth it.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

Author: Mark Davidson

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1619964961

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Throughout the body of Christ, many students and teachers of the end times are awakening to the solidly Scriptural basis for the Islamic Antichrist theory. Hidden In Plain Sight, which develops this interpretation of the end times, will no doubt greatly add to the growing understanding of the Church as the Day of the LORD draws near. Mark Davidson, who I have come to know and exchange ideas with over the years, is a humble and careful student of both the Scriptures and history whose work must now be considered by everyone who seeks to understand the days ahead. -Joel Richardson, husband, father, New York Times Bestselling author of Islamic Antichrist, co-author of God's War on Terror, internationally recognized speaker and activist.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

Finding Wisdom and Meaning in the Parts of the Bible Most People Skip

Author: Boyd Seevers

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 0764208721

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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"A Bible professor shows how readers can learn and grow from the genealogies, confusing prophecies, and other lesser-known parts of the Bible"--Provided by publishers.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

The Social Structure of Irrelevance

Author: Eviatar Zerubavel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199366616

Category: Psychology

Page: 199

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While examining its neuro-cognitive hardware, psychology usually ignores the socio-cognitive software underlying human attention. Yet although it is nature that equips us with our sense organs, it is nevertheless society that shapes the way we actually use them. The book explores the social underpinnings of attention, the way in which we focus our attention (and thereby notice and ignore things) not just as individuals and as humans but also as social beings, members of particular communities with specific traditions and conventions of attending to certain parts of reality while ignoring others.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

How to Create Extraordinary Products for Tomorrow's Customers

Author: Jan Chipchase,Simon Steinhardt

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062125710

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7355

Hidden in Plain Sight by global innovation consultant Jan Chipchase with Simon Steinhardt is a fascinating look at how consumers think and behave. Chipchase, named by Fortune as “one of the 50 smartest people in tech,” has traveled the world, studying people of all nations and their habits, paying attention to the ordinary things that we do every day an how they effect our buying decisions. Future-focused and provocative, Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Create Extraordinary Products for Tomorrow's Customers illuminates exactly what drives consumers to make the choices they do, and demonstrates how all types of businesses can learn to see—and capitalize upon—what is hidden in plain sight today to create businesses tomorrow.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam

Author: Zainab Salbi,Laurie Becklund

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Abused wives

Page: 275

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When the attentions of 'uncle' Saddam took a sinister turn, Zainab's mother pushed her into an arranged marriage in America which resulted in abuse and rape. Forced to flee from her domestic tyrant Zainab describes how she defied her abuser, uncovered hidden truths about her mother and became inspired to fight to support women who suffer at the hands of despots everywhere.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

How to Find and Execute Your Company's Next Big Growth Strategy

Author: Erich Joachimsthaler

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422163318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

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Companies must innovate to grow, but they often forget to look beyond their own brands. Take Sony, for example. Its success with consumer innovations like the Walkman blinded it to obvious changes in how, when, and where people wanted their music. Apple capitalized on those changes in demand with the iPod, providing a new way of listening to music and of managing one’s entire music library. This book explains how you can spot these opportunities that are hidden in plain sight. It introduces the demand-first innovation and growth model that will show you how to become an unbiased observer of people’s consumption and usage behaviors. Refining this skill helps companies generate organic growth through new products, services, solutions, and experiences that truly enhance peoples’ lives. Revealing the innovative processes of such organizations as BMW, Proctor and Gamble, GE Healthcare, and Frito-Lay, Hidden in Plain Sight offers you a new approach to identifying and executing your company’s growth strategy.
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Hidden in Plain Sight

Esoteric Power Training within Japanese Martial Traditions

Author: Ellis Amdur

Publisher: Freelance Academy Press

ISBN: 1937439372

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 441

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Ellis Amdur's writing on martial arts has been groundbreaking. In Dueling with O-sensei, he challenged practitioners that the moral dimension of martial arts is expressed in acts of integrity, not spiritual platitudes and the deification of fantasized warrior-sages. In Old School, he applied both academic rigor and keen observation towards some of the classical martial arts of Japan, leavening his writing with vivid descriptions of many of the actual practitioners of these wonderful traditions. His first edition of Hidden in Plain Sight was a discussion of esoteric training methods once common, but now all but lost within Japanese martial arts. These methodologies encompassed mental imagery, breath-work, and a variety of physical techniques, offering the potential to develop skills and power sometimes viewed as nearly superhuman. Usually believed to be the provenance of Chinese martial arts, Amdur asserted that elements of such training still remain within a few martial traditions: literally, 'hidden in plain sight.' Two-thirds larger, this second edition is so much more. Amdur digs deep into the past, showing the complexity of human strength, its adaptation to varying lifestyles, and the nature of physical culture pursued for martial ends. Amdur goes into detail concerning varieties of esoteric power training within martial arts, culminating in a specific methodology known as 'six connections' or 'internal strength.' With this discussion as a baseline, he then discusses the transfer of esoteric power training from China to various Japanese jūjutsu systems as well as Japanese swordsman-ship emanating from the Kurama traditions. Finally, he delves into the innovative martial tradition of Dait�-ryū and its most important offshoot, aikid�, showing how the mercurial, complicated figures of Takeda Sokaku and Morihei Ueshiba were less the embodiment of something new, than a re-imagining of their past
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Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slaves of the New Millennium

Author: Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440854041

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

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Pimp-controlled sex workers, exploited migrants, domestic servants, and sex trafficking of runaway and homeless youth are just a few of the many forms of sex trafficking and labor trafficking going on all around the world—including in the United States. This book exposes both well-known and more obscure forms of human trafficking, documenting how these heinous crimes are encountered in our daily lives. • Exposes the tragic fact that human trafficking is likely going on in every city of the United States, often in legitimate industries, and that every American has worn, touched, or consumed goods produced with slave labor • Documents the shocking number of human trafficking forms, including sex trafficking of runaway and homeless youth, mail-order brides, forced labor and sex trafficking in massage parlors and nail salons, door-to-door solicitation crews, military sex tourism, child sex tourism, domestic servitude, gang-controlled sex trafficking, slavery in the chocolate and textile industries, and exploitation of undocumented migrants • Features a combination of direct experiences identifying and rescuing victims, interviews with convicted human traffickers, empirical research, and criminal case files • Lays out action items for the modern-day abolitionist movement to better prevent human trafficking victimization, as well as to protect survivors and prosecute offenders
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Hidden in Plain Sight

Animal Camouflage

Author: Elsie Belback

Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781627176354

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Simple text and photographs introduce animals that use camouflage to protect themselves.
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Hidden In Plain Sight: A Study of the Revelation to John

Author: Uchenna Mezue

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456625063

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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The Revelation to John has been with us for about 2000 years and has been the subject of diverse attempts at interpretation. The Revelation as given is a vision of the end time work of the Son of Man and the sole purpose is to prepare humanity for that mission and offer them the chance to recognise the last Envoy of God when He does come. It is only with this understanding in view that the Revelation can be appreciated. All the promised messages for the end-time are now available to us and I believe we are in a better position to understand the message of The Revelation. Indeed, I believe that we urgently need to understand its message. The urge and pressure amongst all striving human spirits to unravel the mysteries of The Revelation represents this need. This study is not a substitute for The Revelation, but may be regarded as a call for a deeper study and hopefully an awakening to the need to experience the times in a more alert manner. The work is offered in the recognition that the Revelation is being fulfilled in this epoch and as such is a must read for all striving human spirits
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Hidden in Plain Sight

Esther and a Marginalised Hermeneutic

Author: Robert P. Debelak

Publisher: The Lutterworth Press

ISBN: 071884291X

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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Hidden in Plain Sight' explores the potential contours of reading biblical narrative. The Old Testament book of Esther is used to advance a prospective shape for this reading method, and proposes a profile for curriculum design. This work demonstrates that the text of Scripture itself proposes a reading method. Esther is an underestimated heroine in her story world. Her character is informed by the silent actions of Vashti and by the intentionality of Mordecai. She is confronted with a writing that challenges her with few options, each of which is deconstructed and focused in community dialogue. At a pivotal stage in the narrative, she acts in solidarity with those under a death threat, emerging as an agent of life. Esther's actions and speeches are traced as one entry into a story world, proposing a means for students of Scripture to gain appreciable reading skills via sensitivity to the general components of "Old Testament" narrative. This reading informs a study method enabling direct engagement with a text and appreciation for the art of literary crafting. The approach is suitable for Christian education and biblical study settings at the academic level, and for use in local church ministries.
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The American Three-Party System

Hidden in Plain Sight

Author: W. D. Wright

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1477232346

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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W. D. Wright has identified and provided a provocative discussion of the existence of the Corporate Political Party and a national three-party system, comprised of the CPP and the Republican and Democratic parties. Both the CPP and the three-party system have existed unknown to the American people since the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, hidden in plain sight. The Corporate Political Party promotes the politics of deception, secrecy, and corruption--in short, anti-democratic politics. The CPP has two major objectives. The first is to establish a national one-party system by gaining control over the Republican and Democratic parties, turning them into shell institutions and functioning through them; this would be done, as it is presently occurring, by helping to get Democrats and Republicans elected to office who would be that in name only, while actually being Corporate Political Party candidates and elected officials wearing two labels. The second major objective is to control the national, state, and local governments and their treasuries through the two shell parties, in order to be able to shift large amounts of taxpayers' money on a continuous basis to its constituencies--rich and powerful individuals and financial, industrial, and commercial corporations--thereby seeking to create a large discrepancy of wealth on a continuous basis between its constituencies and the American population. There is an urgent need for the American people to learn about the Corporate Political Party and take action against it for the sake of their own future, wealth, prosperity, and freedom in this country.
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