One Earth, One People

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle and Orson Scott Card

Author: Marek Oziewicz

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

View: 9828


"Presents the genre from a holistic perspective, arguing that this subgenre of fantasy literature is misunderstood as result of decades of incomplete and reductionist literary studies. Asserts mythopoeic fantasy is the most complete literary expression of a worldview based on the existence of supernatural powers and could transform social consciousness with renewed emphasis on anticipating the future"--Provided by publisher.

One Planet One People

Author: Valon Rekaliu

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1682898407

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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A new logical and practical vision about ending all the wars and crime in our planet and focusing on the basic needs for all 7.2 billion humans on Earth to take control over the planet the proper way with all of the ideas and technology that we have developed and to bring about a new era for all humans on planet Earth.

The Laws of the Sun

One Source One Planet One People

Author: Ryuho Okawa

Publisher: IRH Press

ISBN: 9781942125433

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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The Laws of the Sun is a book on the Truth taught by Master Ryuho Okawa of Happy Science that is put together in the most systematic way and is the most important of his more than 2,300 books. Ever since he wrote it by automatic writing in 1986, the book has been translated into 19 languages and has sold 10 million copies around the world. Okawa writes that The Laws of the Sun is a truly, truly mystical work, and that you should not try to use common sense to understand it, but instead replace your common sense with the content of this book.The Laws of the Sun has awakened many people to the true worldview, taught them the purpose and mission in their life, and changed their lives. And now, you're next. You were born in this age to meet this book.

One Planet, One People

Beyond "us Vs. Them"

Author: Carleton Stevens Coon

Publisher: Pyr Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 149

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Thus, small, kin-based bands grew into villages, kingdoms, and eventually, the modern nation-state, Today, he argues, we have reached a stage where the whole world must be viewed as "us," for only a united world community can cope with current global challenges."--BOOK JACKET.

Sent by Earth

A Message from the Grandmother Spirit

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609803019

Category: Philosophy

Page: 29

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Now more timely than ever, Alice Walker’s Sent By Earth reflects on the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and addresses the anger many Americans felt at the presumed perpetrator of the attack: Osama bin Laden. In powerfully reflective, nuanced, and above all heartfelt prose, Walker explores the seeds of hatred and resentment around the globe, and advances a surprisingly controversial theory: that hatred can never be defeated by hatred, but only by love.

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

New Poems

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608681882

Category: Poetry

Page: 184

View: 8435


“Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form, and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one.” — from the preface "I was born to grow, / alongside my garden of plants, / poems / like / this one“ So writes Alice Walker in this new book of poems, poems composed over the course of one year in response to joy and sorrow both personal and global: the death of loved ones, war, the deliciousness of love, environmental devastation, the sorrow of rejection, greed, poverty, and the sweetness of home. The poems embrace our connections while celebrating the joy of individuality, the power we each share to express our truest, deepest selves. Beloved for her ability to speak her own truth in ways that speak for and about countless others, she demonstrates that we are stronger than our circumstances. As she confronts personal and collective challenges, her words dance, sing, and heal.

We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For

Inner Light In A Time of Darkness

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780223056

Category: Self-Help

Page: 292

View: 5652


A timely, meditative book reasserting the power of the individual, from the author of THE COLOR PURPLE. 'It is the worst of times. It is the best of times. Try as I might I cannot find a more appropriate opening for this volume' Terrorist attacks, natural disasters such as the Asian tsunami and the flooding of New Orleans, the reality of global warming, ongoing warfare in Iraq and the de-stabilisation of the Middle East - sometimes the future can seem bleak, if not frightening. Yet this is not a pessimistic book. Taking a line from the poet June Jordan who said 'We are the Ones we have been waiting for' - Alice Walker reasserts the power of the individual in making political change happen. In short, we can 'fix things' by focusing on what we share as human beings rather than what separates us. Looking at subjects as diverse as sending our children to war, the rich/poor divide, Nature, the I Ching, modern gender roles, women in the military, and even a piece on her dog Marley, Alice Walker looks towards an optimistic view of the future through a more intuitive understanding of the self and the world around us.

One Planet, Many People

Atlas of Our Changing Environment

Author: Ashbindu Singh,United Nations Environment Programme

Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint

ISBN: 9280725718

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 7638


Launched to mark World Environment Day 2005, and produced by the UNEP in collaboration with organisations such as the US Geological Survey and NASA, this publication uses text, illustrations, satellite images and ground photographs to depict and analyse humanity's impact on our environment. Issues discussed include: population growth and urbanisation, natural resources consumption, land use intensification, biodiversity and habitat loss; environmental impacts and trends including global warming, air and water pollution, and the impacts on oceans and coastal zones, forests and tundra; changes that result from geo-hazards such as earthquakes and tsunamis, climate hazards such as floods and droughts, and industrial hazards such as nuclear accidents and oil spills; and suggestions for mitigating the effects of global environmental change.

One Earth, One Future

Our Changing Global Environment

Author: National Academy of Sciences,Ruth S. DeFries,Cheryl Simon Silver

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309046327

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 6167


Written for nonscientists, One Earth, One Future can help individuals understand the basic science behind changes in the global environment and the resulting policy implications that the population of the entire planet must face. The volume describes the earth as a unified system--exploring the interactions between the atmosphere, land, and water and the snowballing impact that human activity is having on the system--and presents perspectives on policies and programs that can both develop and protect our natural resources. One Earth, One Future discusses why such seemingly diverse issues as historical climate change, species diversity, and sea-level rise are part of a single picture--and how human activity is the critical element in that picture. The book concludes with practical examinations of economic, security, and development questions, with a view toward achieving improvements in quality of life without further environmental degradation. One Earth, One Future is must reading for anyone interested in the interrelationship of environmental matters and public policy issues.

The Bible's Writings

An Introduction for Christians and Jews

Author: David J. Zucker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630871125

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 8054


The Bible's Writings: An Introduction for Christians and Jews introduces the reader to the world of Psalms, Proverbs, Job, The Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and 1 and 2 Chronicles. These books form the third section of the Hebrew Bible--the Writings/Ketuvim. Features: Introduction to the Bible; Introduction to the Writings; Women's Voices Today; Women's Voices Then; and Women's Voices: A Cautionary Note. Each chapter covers one particular biblical book. Chapter divisions: 1, 2 Introduction with chapter-by-chapter analyses or section-by-section analyses / geo-political and historical background / significant events / personalities / concepts and divisions. 3. The biblical book and the Christian Scriptures. 4. The biblical book in rabbinic literature. How did the rabbis utilize quotations from the Writings to teach their values? Extensive quotations. 5. Text study. An excellent source for Christian, Jewish, or Interfaith Study of the Bible's Writings.