Wo-He-Lo, 1999-2000 (Classic Reprint)

Author: East Central Community College

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780260580825

Category: Reference

Page: 166

View: 900

Excerpt from Wo-He-Lo, 1999-2000 Then I said softly to myself 'that must have been the Sun! Dread and fear. Careless indifference. Joyous anticipation. All of these were media-enhanced responses as the calendar turned to 2000. Someday our children and grandchildren will ask us to describe that year and what will our answers be? That, just as students did in 1940 and 1960 and 1990, we discussed literature's relevance in our lives, figured math prob lems, experimented in chemistry lab. That, just as students did in l 950 and 1950 and 1970, we complained about dorm rules, fell in or out of love, played basketball. That we celebrated Homecoming and suffered from small-town blues. That we knew everything and sometimes nothing. That we both feared and longed for change. That we loved tradition, and hated it. That we learned how to be disciplined leaders, loving parents, useful citizens. We'll tell them how East Central Community College was a beginning and an end, and that every day is a fresh start, anoth er chance, a new millennium. We'll tell them how the sun rose over central Mississippi pastures and in human hearts and how it rises there still. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Classic Baseball Cards

Author: Bert Randolph Sugar

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486234983

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 16

View: 1961

Here are reproductions of 98 authentic baseball cards representing 104 great players of baseball's Golden Age, from 1880 to 1940. Included are superstars such as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, Dizzy Dean, and many other famous names in the history of baseball, from John McGraw and Connie Mack to Rudy York and Leo Durocher. Each card is an authentic reproduction of the original, with a full-color illustration of the player on one side and the original information and advertising on the reverse. This book represents a collection of rare baseball cards which would take years of searching and thousands of dollars to match.

Mercedes-Benz W 126

Die S-Klasse - Das beste Auto der Welt

Author: Heribert Hofner

Publisher: HEEL Verlag

ISBN: 395843617X

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 6223

Das Buch der Sonderklasse Die erfolgreichste Oberklasse-Limousine aller Zeiten ist die Mercedes-Baureihe 126. In zwölf Jahren wurden mehr als 800.000 Limousinen und Coupés gebaut. Heute zählen die S-Klassen der 80er zu den beliebtesten und begehrtesten Old- und Youngtimern. Der W 126 besticht nach wie vor mit seinem zeitlos-eleganten Design. Mit dem repräsentativen Wagen wurden überdies zahlreiche technische Innovationen wie ABS, Gurtstrammer und Airbags selbstverständlich. Die erste umfassende Typenmonografie beschreibt die Entwicklung der Limousinen, ihrer Langversionen und der hinreißend gezeichneten Coupés, nennt alle technischen Daten und zeigt die Autos in zahllosen wunderbaren, eigens für das Buch gemachten Fotos. Dazu kommt ein ausführlicher Datenteil, in dem Lackfarben-, Polster- und Ausstattungscodes entschlüsselt werden. Eigenen Raum erhält auch das Thema Sonderschutz. Wohl noch von keiner Limousine zuvor sind derart viele gepanzerte Versionen gebaut worden. Schließlich widmet sich das Werk dem spannenden Thema Tuning – auch diverse Veredler und Tuner nahmen sich mit Begeisterung der S-Klasse an. Flügeltürer, Kombis, Cabrios und abenteuerliche Breitbauten entstanden ebenso wie teils exzentrische Luxusliner für ölreiche Potentaten.

Bilinear Integrable Systems: from Classical to Quantum, Continuous to Discrete

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Bilinear Integrable Systems: From Classical to Quantum, Continuous to Discrete St. Petersburg, Russia, 15-19 September 2002

Author: L D Faddeev,Pierre Van Moerbeke,Franklin Lambert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402035029

Category: Science

Page: 378

View: 902

On April 29, 1814 Napoleon landed on the island of Elba, surrounded with a personal army of 1200 men. The allies, Russia, Prussia, England and Austria, hadforcedhimintoexileafteranumberofverycostlydefeats;hewasdeprived ofallhistitles,butcouldkeepthetitleof“EmperorofElba”. Historytellsusthat each morning he took long walks in the sun, reviewed his army each midday anddiscussedworldmatterswithnewlyappointedadvisors,followingthesame pattern everyday, to the great surprise of Campbell, the British of?cer who was to keep an eye on him. All this made everyone believe he was settled there for good. Napoleononcesaid:Elbaisbeautiful,butabitsmall. Elbawasde?nitely a source of inspiration; indeed, the early morning, March 6, 1815, Metternich, the chancellor of Austria was woken up by one of his aides with the stunning news that Napoleon had left Elba with his 1200 men and was marching to Paris with little resistance; A few days later he took up his throne again in the Tuileries. In spite of his insatiable hunger for battles and expansion, he is remembered as an important statesman. He was a pioneer in setting up much of the legal, administrative and political machinery in large parts of continental Europe. We gathered here in a lovely and quaint ?shing port, Marciana Marina on theislandofElba,tocelebrateoneofthepioneersofintegrablesystems,Hirota Sensei,andthisattheoccasionofhisseventiethbirthday. Trainedasaphysicist in his home university Kyushu University, Professor Hirota earned his PhD in '61 at Northwestern University with Professor Siegert in the ?eld of “Quantum Statistical mechanics”. He wrote a widely appreciated Doctoral dissertation on “FunctionalIntegralrepresentationofthegrandpartitionfunction”.

The Malice of Empire

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520015609

Category: Chinese drama

Page: 160

View: 8878


Wildlife Films

Author: Derek Bouse

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812217285

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 5245

If, as many argue, movies and television have become Western culture's premier storytelling media, so too have they become, for most members of society, the primary source of encounters with the natural world—particularly wild animals. The television fare offered nightly by national and cable networks such as PBS and the Discovery Channel provides millions of viewers with their only experience of the wilderness and its inhabitants. The very films that so many viewers take as accurate portrayals of wildlife, however, have evolved primarily as a form of entertainment, following the established codes and conventions of narrative exposition. The result has been not the representation of nature, but its wholesale reconstruction and reconfiguration according to film and television conventions, audience expectations, and the demands of competition in the media marketplace. Wildlife Films traces the genealogy of the nature film, from its origins as the "animal locomotion" studies that mark the very beginnings of motion pictures themselves, to the founding of the Animal Planet cable channel that boasts "all animals, all the time." The narrative and thematic elements that unite wildlife films as a genre have their roots not in the documentary film tradition, but in the older traditions of oral and written animal fables as reflections of human society. Bousé contends that classic wildlife films often portray animal protagonists living in families modeled on an ideal of the human nuclear family and working in communities that resemble an ideal of bucolic human society. In these stories—presented as documentaries—animals are motivated by human emotions and conduct relationships according to human customs. This imposition of culturally satisfying narrative patterns upon the lives of animals has not only led to the misrepresentation of the natural world; it has promoted the notion that our values, our moral vision, our models of society and family structure derive from nature, rather than being cultural formations.

Animals and the Human Imagination

A Companion to Animal Studies

Author: Aaron S. Gross,Anne Vallely

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527764

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 9157

Human beings have long imagined their subjectivity, ethics, and ancestry with and through animals, yet not until the mid-twentieth century did contemporary thought reflect critically on animals' significance in human self-conception. Thinkers such as French philosopher Jacques Derrida, South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, and American theorist Donna Haraway have initiated rigorous inquiries into the question of the animal, now blossoming in a number of directions. It is no longer strange to say that if animals did not exist, we would have to invent them. This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collection reflects the growth of animal studies as an independent field and the rise of "animality" as a critical lens through which to analyze society and culture, on a par with race and gender. Essays consider the role of animals in the human imagination and the imagination of the human; the worldviews of indigenous peoples; animal-human mythology in early modern China; and political uses of the animal in postcolonial India. They engage with the theoretical underpinnings of the animal protection movement, representations of animals in children's literature, depictions of animals in contemporary art, and the philosophical positioning of the animal from Aristotle to Derrida. The strength of this companion lies in its timeliness and contextual diversity, which makes it essential reading for students and researchers while further developing the parameters of the discipline.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Sufficient Living

Author: Jerome D. Belanger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101152044

Category: House & Home

Page: 400

View: 1843

How to be green, save green, grow greens, even turn a thumb green. Self-sufficient living can mean a healthier life, a way to protect the earth, or a way to save money. This guide helps readers find their perfect degree of self reliance in the areas of food, shelter, energy, clothing, and more. For both the urban and rural dweller, it covers gardening, cooking from scratch, preserving food, raising livestock, keeping chickens, generating or supplementing energy, essential tools and equipment, foraging for wild foods, hunting, fishing, and trapping. ?Saving money in today's economy and self-sufficiency go hand-in-hand ?For the growing number of eco-friends considering self-sufficiency ?Existing books focus on either rural or urban self-sufficiency, but this covers both

Branded Lives

The Production and Consumption of Meaning at Work

Author: Matthew J. Brannan,Elizabeth Parsons,Vincenza Priola

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857938142

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 758

'Branded Lives explodes the myth that a brand must, or even can stand for one unified, easily communicated message. While warning of the dangers of managing to preserve this myth, the book also celebrates the plurality of brand meanings generated by those employed to serve both the brand and the customer. I recommend reading this book in its entirety. If you are like me, your reading will bring a refreshing fullness to the experience of brands and branding and many new insights.' Mary Jo Hatch, University of Virginia, USBranded Lives explores the increasingly popular concept of employee branding as a new form of employment relationship based on brand representation. In doing so it examines the ways in which the production and consumption of meaning at work are increasingly mediated by the brand.This insightful collection draws on qualitative empirical studies in a range of contexts to include services, retail and manufacturing organizations. The contributors explore the nuances of employee branding from various disciplinary standpoints such as: organization studies, marketing, human resource management and industrial relations. They take a critical perspective on work and organizations and document the lived experience of work and employment under branded conditions. In investigating the extent to which a variety of organizational strategies seek to mould workplace meanings and practices to further build and sustain brand value and the effectiveness of these in terms of employee responses, the authors question whether the attempt to 'brand' workers' lives actually enhances or diminishes the meaning and experience of work.Based on in-depth qualitative, ethnographic and case study research this compendium will prove essential for researchers working within the general area of employment studies and specifically on branded employment and work. Students in marketing, human resource management and management as well as HR and marketing practitioners interested in employee branding will also find this book relevant and stimulating.

Latin American Mystery Writers

An A-to-Z Guide

Author: Darrell B. Lockhart

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313305542

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

View: 1302

Alphabetically arranged entries cover the lives and works of 54 Latin American mystery writers.

American Bungalow

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: N.A

View: 9274


Abitare la Terra n.29/2011 - Dwelling on Earth

rivista di geoarchitettura - a magazine of geoarchitecture

Author: Aa.Vv.

Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa

ISBN: 8849271751

Category: Architecture

Page: 48

View: 6446


Theodore Rex

Author: Edmund Morris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307777812

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 792

View: 4021

Theodore Rex is the story—never fully told before—of Theodore Roosevelt’s two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, “TR” succeeded to power in the aftermath of an act of terrorism. Youngest of all our chief executives, he rallied a stricken nation with his superhuman energy, charm, and political skills. He proceeded to combat the problems of race and labor relations and trust control while making the Panama Canal possible and winning the Nobel Peace Prize. But his most historic achievement remains his creation of a national conservation policy, and his monument millions of acres of protected parks and forest. Theodore Rex ends with TR leaving office, still only fifty years old, his future reputation secure as one of our greatest presidents. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A History of Chinese Civilization

Author: Jacques Gernet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521497817

Category: History

Page: 801

View: 3369

An overview of the Chinese world from prehistoric times to the 1970s emphasizes major trends in society, politics, culture, and intellectual life, and the interaction of China with the other civilizations of Eurasia.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 7807

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Buyer's Guide


Author: William White

Publisher: N.A


Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 4430


On Becoming Cuban

Identity, Nationality, and Culture

Author: Louis A. Pérez Jr.

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469601419

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 1590

With this masterful work, Louis A. Perez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from the early 1850s until the revolution of 1959. Using an enormous range of Cuban and U.S. sources--from archival records and oral interviews to popular magazines, novels, and motion pictures--Perez reveals a powerful web of everyday, bilateral connections between the United States and Cuba and shows how U.S. cultural forms had a critical influence on the development of Cubans' sense of themselves as a people and as a nation. He also articulates the cultural context for the revolution that erupted in Cuba in 1959. In the middle of the twentieth century, Perez argues, when economic hard times and political crises combined to make Cubans painfully aware that their American-influenced expectations of prosperity and modernity would not be realized, the stage was set for revolution.