The Earth Turned Upside Down

The Earth Turned Upside Down

A story of a world in which energy shortages lead a group of Americans to devise a radical solution, for their own gain, which puts the whole earth at risk.

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Hesperus Press

ISBN: 9781780941196

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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A story of a world in which energy shortages lead a group of Americans to devise a radical solution, for their own gain, which puts the whole earth at risk. The Gun Club of Baltimore once used a giant cannon to send a spacecraft to the moon. Now, the gun is brought into use again to achieve an equally ambitious aim-- to tilt the earth's axis so that the North Pole is displaced to the tropics. The plotters believe there are limitless resources of coal at the North Pole and their cunning plan will allow them to exploit these resources to become rich.
Categories: Fiction

Turned Upside Down

Turned Upside Down

In fact, he argues, the Earth is undergoing an intensive inner transformation: the physical earth is changing.In this remarkable book, Pogacnik describes what we can expect in this period of dramatic change, and how to prepare ourselves to ...

Author: Marko Pogacnik

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 1584200251

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Marko Pogacnik is an experienced lithopuncturist, or 'landscape-healer'. Through his work, he is attuned to the different planes and dimensions of the Earth, and in the late 1990s he became aware that the Earth had initiated a self-healing process. In fact, he argues, the Earth is undergoing an intensive inner transformation: the physical earth is changing.In this remarkable book, Pogacnik describes what we can expect in this period of dramatic change, and how to prepare ourselves to deal with it. He presents simple exercises and meditations which will not only help us to survive and adapt, but will help the Earth realise its full potential.
Categories: Social Science

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

In 'The World Turned Upside Down' Christopher Hill studies the beliefs of such radical groups as the Diggers, the Ranters, the Levellers and others, and the social and emotional impulses that gave rise to them.

Author: Christopher Hill

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0140137327

Category: History

Page: 430

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Within the English revolution of the mid-seventeenth century which resulted in the triumph of the protestant ethic - the ideology of the propertied class - there threatened another, quite different, revolution. Its success 'might have established communal property, a far wider democracy in political and legal institutions, might have disestablished the state church and rejected the protestant ethic'. In 'The World Turned Upside Down' Christopher Hill studies the beliefs of such radical groups as the Diggers, the Ranters, the Levellers and others, and the social and emotional impulses that gave rise to them. The relations between rich and poor classes, the part played by wandering 'masterless' men, the outbursts of sexual freedom, the great imaginative creations of Milton and Bunyan - these and many other elements build up into a marvellously detailed and coherent portrait of this strange, sudden effusion of revolutionary beliefs.
Categories: History

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

Yang Jisheng’s The World Turned Upside Down is the definitive history of the Cultural Revolution, in withering and heartbreaking detail.

Author: Yang Jisheng

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374716912

Category: History

Page: 768

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Yang Jisheng’s The World Turned Upside Down is the definitive history of the Cultural Revolution, in withering and heartbreaking detail. As a major political event and a crucial turning point in the history of the People’s Republic of China, the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966–1976) marked the zenith as well as the nadir of Mao Zedong’s ultra-leftist politics. Reacting in part to the Soviet Union’s "revisionism" that he regarded as a threat to the future of socialism, Mao mobilized the masses in a battle against what he called "bourgeois" forces within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This ten-year-long class struggle on a massive scale devastated traditional Chinese culture as well as the nation’s economy. Following his groundbreaking and award-winning history of the Great Famine, Tombstone, Yang Jisheng here presents the only history of the Cultural Revolution by an independent scholar based in mainland China, and makes a crucial contribution to understanding those years' lasting influence today. The World Turned Upside Down puts every political incident, major and minor, of those ten years under extraordinary and withering scrutiny, and arrives in English at a moment when contemporary Chinese governance is leaning once more toward a highly centralized power structure and Mao-style cult of personality.
Categories: History

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

Thiis book interrogates the widespread claim that contemporary globalization has ended the centrality of the state in world affairs and is effectively irreversible.

Author: R. J. Barry Jones

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719051010

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

View: 526

Thiis book interrogates the widespread claim that contemporary globalization has ended the centrality of the state in world affairs and is effectively irreversible. It offers discriminating definitions of globalization, internationalization and international interdependence and demonstrates the analytical and empirical difficulties generated by these concepts.
Categories: Business & Economics

A World Turned Upside Down

A World Turned Upside Down

In contrast to individualized approaches, the volume offers a deeper conceptualization that shows the socially mediated impacts of war.

Author: Neil Boothby

Publisher: Kumarian Press

ISBN: 9781565492257

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

View: 765

When wars are fought in the midst of civilian activity, as they so often are in poorer countries, the effects on children are devastating. They may grow up separated from their families, without adequate health care, or resources, learn to take up a weapon and kill without thought, or may simply never have the feeling of safety. A World Turned Upside Down looks at the experiences of children in war from a psychological perspective, specifically from a social ecologist's view, offering thoughtful observations and dispelling myths about what results from growing up in conflict situations. In contrast to individualized approaches, the volume offers a deeper conceptualization that shows the impacts of war as socially mediated. In this view, it is expected that two children exposed to the same traumatic experience (e.g., attack) may have different reactions and needs for psychosocial support. If, for example, a child were attacked but remained in the care of a mother who provided emotional support and protection, the impacts might be less than what would have occurred had the child been separated from parents and not had the mother's support. Further, psychosocial assistance to war-affected children often occurs not through the provision of therapy by outsiders but via support from insiders. Each contributor has worked extensively with children in war zones in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. They step back from viewing these children as victims of trauma, soldiers, or refugees, and reveal a holistic understanding of their experiences within their families and communities. Knowing these social connections, they argue, helps pinpoint ways of fostering well-being and even reducing further violence.
Categories: Psychology

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

An anthology with stories by authors such as Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Poul Anderson, and Gordon R. Dickson, features tales selected for their exploration of new worlds.

Author: David Drake

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 9780743498746

Category: Fiction

Page: 743

View: 820

An anthology with stories by authors such as Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Poul Anderson, and Gordon R. Dickson, features tales selected for their exploration of new worlds.
Categories: Fiction

A World Turned Upside Down

A World Turned Upside Down

Through letters and journal entries rich in detail, this text follows the trials of the 19th-century Palmer family who dominated the southern banks of South Carolina's Santee River.

Author: Louis Palmer Towles

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570030472

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1067

View: 186

Family letters and journal entries chronicle the thirty-year plummet from prominence as 19th century planters to poverty at the close of the Civil War.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

For Latin America to succeed, it will need to reinvent itself.The analyses and information contained in this book will be of interest to researchers, academics and policy-makers alike.

Author: Alfredo Toro Hardy

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814452571

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 937

Acting as a Sorcerer's Apprentice, the West incorporated 1.3 billion Chinese and 1.2 billion Indians into the world's labour equation within a context of lower production costs. This resulted in erosion of its competitive capacity and social stability, while greatly benefiting developing economies, many of which were able to emerge with unprecedented speed. With China as the main engine, the developing economies have become increasingly integrated, sustaining in the process a fundamental part of the global trade growth. While this phenomenon took shape, excesses within Western economies generated a seismic crisis that dramatically accelerated a slow decline. As the ascendant and descendant curves of developing and developed economies are crossing each other, a decoupling tendency between both has become evident. The economic partnership between China and Latin America epitomizes well the growing integration between emerging economies. Even if mostly benefiting from it, Latin America is under the double sign of threat and opportunity due to this complex relation. For Latin America to succeed, it will need to reinvent itself.The analyses and information contained in this book will be of interest to researchers, academics and policy-makers alike.
Categories: Political Science

The World Turned Upside Down Or Heaven on Earth

The World Turned Upside Down  Or Heaven on Earth

Excerpt from The World Turned Upside Down, or Heaven on Earth: The Material Universe Is Eternal Immortal Man Has Flesh and Bones, Earth Is His Everlasting Inheritance, to This Bear All the Prophets and Apostles Witness These are the hopes ...

Author: P. P. Pratt

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1331002095

Category: Self-Help

Page: 30

View: 193

Excerpt from The World Turned Upside Down, or Heaven on Earth: The Material Universe Is Eternal Immortal Man Has Flesh and Bones, Earth Is His Everlasting Inheritance, to This Bear All the Prophets and Apostles Witness We do not enter upon this boundless subject as a matter of speculative philosophy, calculated in its nature merely to charm the imagination, to interest the curious, or to please the learned. So far from this, we consider it a subject of deep and thrilling interest to all the human family. All are journeying swiftly through time, and are bound to eternity; all are lovers of life and happiness; all are looking forward with inexpressible anxiety to the unexplored regions of futurity. The Jew, in view of death and eternity, is comforted with the expectation of rising from the dead, with all the chosen race - of being clothed again with flesh, and restored again to that land which was given to them and their fathers, for an everlasting inheritance; while David takes his seat in the holy city, and reigns over the twelve tribes for ever and ever. Many modern Christians, in view of hereafter, comfort themselves with the hope of a spiritual existence in a world far distant from their native earth, and far beyond the bounds of time and space - where spirits mingle in eternal joy and everlasting song. And, although the body should rise from the dead, yet they suppose that the whole will become spirit unconnected with matter, and soar away to worlds on high, free from all the elements of which their nature was composed in this life; and thus enjoy eternal life and happiness, while matter, Animate and inanimate shall cease to be, Nor place be found for heaven, earth, or sea. Or, in the language of a modern Christian poet, - "Where is heaven? Beyond all space, The distance mind can never trace." The Mahometan, in turn, looks for a paradise of sensual pleasures; where, with all his faithful friends, he expects to bask ever in all the enjoyments of sensuality. He dreams loaded with delicious fruits, and bending their branches, invitingly to his appetite; of gardens and pleasure grounds, adorned with pleasant walks; with cooling shades, and blooming sweets which perfume the air; and surrounded with fields of spices more delicious than all the productions of Arabia; while his golden palaces and seraglios are thronged with myriads of delightful virgins, more I pure and beautiful than the fairest daughters of Circassia. With these he hopes to spend a life of pleasure for evermore. 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.
Categories: Self-Help

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

As much at home discussing the implications of the morality and mentality of The Tale of the Heike as he is describing local disputes among minor vassals or the economic implications of the pirate trade, Souyri brilliantly illustrates the ...

Author: Pierre Francois Souyri

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0231118430

Category: History

Page: 280

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In the late twelfth century, Japanese people called the transitional period in which they were living the "age of warriors." Feudal clans fought civil wars, and warriors from the Kanto Plain rose up to restore the military regime of their shogun, Yoritomo. The whole of this intermediary period came to represent a gap between two stable societies: the ancient period, dominated by the imperial court in Heian (today's Kyoto), and the modern period, dominated by the Tokugawabakufu based in Edo (today's Tokyo). In this remarkable portrait of a complex period in the evolution of Japan, Pierre F. Souyri uses a wide variety of sources--ranging from legal and historical texts to artistic and literary examples--to form a magisterial overview of medieval Japanese society. As much at home discussing the implications of the morality and mentality of The Tale of the Heike as he is describing local disputes among minor vassals or the economic implications of the pirate trade, Souyri brilliantly illustrates the interconnected nature of medieval Japanese culture. The Middle Ages was a decisive time in Japan's history because it confirmed the country's national identity. New forms of cultural expression, such as poetry, theater, garden design, the tea ceremony, flower arranging, and illustrated scrolls, conveyed a unique sensibility--sometimes in opposition to the earlier Chinese models followed by the old nobility.The World Turned Upside Down provides an animated account of the religious, intellectual, and literary practices of medieval Japan in order to reveal the era's own notable cultural creativity and enormous economic potential.
Categories: History

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

Author: Geoffrey Martin Hodgson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0952185369

Category: April Fools' Day

Page: 95

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Categories: April Fools' Day

Politics and History in William Golding

Politics and History in William Golding

Politics and History in William Golding examines this writer's work more fully than it has been studied within the convoluted context of the last half of the twentieth century.

Author: Paul Crawford

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826263046

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

View: 953

"Politics and History in William Golding provides a much needed politicized and historicized reading of William Golding's novels as a counter to previous, universalizing criticism. Paul Crawford argues that an understanding of fantastic and carnivalesque modes in Golding's work is vital if we are to appreciate fully his interrogation of twentieth-century life." "The fantastic and carnivalesque are foundational to both the satirical and nonsatirical approaches that mark Golding's early and late fiction. No previous study has analyzed this structure that is so central to his work. Politics and History in William Golding examines this writer's work more fully than it has been studied within the convoluted context of the last half of the twentieth century. Crawford directly links Golding's various deployments of the fantastic and carnivalesque to historical, political, and social change." --Book Jacket.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

Turn about is fair play when animals and inanimate objects get back at their human masters.

Author: Ellen Creathorne Clayton

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590239206

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 47

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Turn about is fair play when animals and inanimate objects get back at their human masters.
Categories: Children's poetry

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

A World Turned Upside Down? poses two overarching questions for the new period opened by the Trump election and the continued growth of right-wing nationalisms.

Author: Greg Albo

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781583677513

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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A World Turned Upside Down? poses two overarching questions for the new period opened by the Trump election and the continued growth of right-wing nationalisms. Is there an unwinding of neoliberal globalization taking place, or will globalization continue to deepen, but still deny the free cross-border movement of labor? Would such an unwinding entail an overall shift in power and accumulation to specific regions of the Global South that might overturn the current world order and foster the disintegration of the varied regional blocs that have formed? These questions are addressed through a series of essays that carefully map the national, class, racial, and gender dimensions of the state, capitalism, and progressive forces today. Sober assessment is crucial for the left to gain its political bearings in this trying period and the uncertainties that lie ahead.
Categories: Political Science

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

This unique collection presents Native American perspectives on the events of the colonial era, from the first encounters between Indians and Europeans in the early seventeenth century through the American Revolution in the late eighteenth ...

Author: NA NA

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137090584

Category: History

Page: 208

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This unique collection presents Native American perspectives on the events of the colonial era, from the first encounters between Indians and Europeans in the early seventeenth century through the American Revolution in the late eighteenth century. The documents collected here are drawn from letters, speeches, and records of treaty negotiations in which Indians addressed settlers. Colin Calloway's introduction discusses the nature of such sources and the problems of interpreting them and also analyzes the forces of change that were creating a new world for Native Americans during the colonial period. An overview introduces each chapter, and a headnote to each document comments on its context and significance. Maps, illustrations, a bibliography, and an index are also included.
Categories: History

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read.

Author: Ellen C. Clayton

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066188443

Category: Poetry

Page: 898

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"The World Turned Upside Down" by Ellen C. Clayton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Categories: Poetry

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

In this book, notably free of partisan posturing and inflammatory rhetoric, renowned globalization and Asia expert Clyde Prestowitz describes the key challenges posed by China and the strategies America and the Free World must adopt to meet ...

Author: Clyde Prestowitz

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300248494

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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An authority on Asia and globalization identifies the challenges China's growing power poses and how it must be confronted When China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, most experts expected the WTO rules and procedures to liberalize China and make it "a responsible stakeholder in the liberal world order." But the experts made the wrong bet. China today is liberalizing neither economically nor politically but, if anything, becoming more authoritarian and mercantilist. In this book, notably free of partisan posturing and inflammatory rhetoric, renowned globalization and Asia expert Clyde Prestowitz describes the key challenges posed by China and the strategies America and the Free World must adopt to meet them. He argues that these must be more sophisticated and more comprehensive than a narrowly targeted trade war. Rather, he urges strategies that the United States and its allies can use unilaterally without contravening international or domestic law.
Categories: Political Science

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

Using a wide variety of sources--ranging from legal and historical texts to artistic and literary examples--to form a detailed overview of medieval Japanese society, Souyri demonstrates the interconnected nature of medieval Japanese culture ...

Author: Pierre Souyri

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231118422

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 994

This unique synthetic history of Japan's "middle ages" is a remarkable portrait of a complex period in the evolution of Japan. Using a wide variety of sources--ranging from legal and historical texts to artistic and literary examples--to form a detailed overview of medieval Japanese society, Souyri demonstrates the interconnected nature of medieval Japanese culture while providing an animated account of the era's religious, intellectual, and literary practices.
Categories: History

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read.

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664645241

Category: Poetry

Page: 346

View: 169

"The World Turned Upside Down" by Anonymous. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Categories: Poetry