Summary Book Review A Place of Their Own by John V. Van Cleve:
Download or read book A Place of Their Own written by John V. Van Cleve and published by Gallaudet University Press. This book was released on 1989 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Emphasizing the sense of community that deafness fosters, rather than its less positive aspects, this text focuses on the development of the American deaf community during the nineteenth century
Summary Book Review A Place of Their Own by Karen George:
Download or read book A Place of Their Own written by Karen George and published by Wakefield Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Blending oral history with historical records, A Place of Their Own tells the story of the men and women of War Service Land Settlement at Loxton in South Australia's Riverland.
Summary Book Review A Place of My Own by Michael Pollan:
Download or read book A Place of My Own written by Michael Pollan and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-03-06 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A captivating personal inquiry into the art of architecture, the craft of building, and the meaning of modern work “A room of one’s own: Is there anybody who hasn’t at one time or another wished for such a place, hasn’t turned those soft words over until they’d assumed a habitable shape?” When Michael Pollan decided to plant a garden, the result was the acclaimed bestseller Second Nature. In A Place of My Own, he turns his sharp insight to the craft of building, as he recounts the process of designing and constructing a small one-room structure on his rural Connecticut property—a place in which he hoped to read, write, and daydream, built with his own two unhandy hands. Invoking the titans of architecture, literature, and philosophy, from Vitruvius to Thoreau, from the Chinese masters of feng shui to the revolutionary Frank Lloyd Wright, Pollan brilliantly chronicles a realm of blueprints, joints, and trusses as he peers into the ephemeral nature of “houseness” itself. From the spark of an idea to the search for a perfect site to the raising of a ridgepole, Pollan revels in the infinitely detailed, complex process of creating a finished structure. At once superbly written, informative, and enormously entertaining, A Place of My Own is for anyone who has ever wondered how the walls around us take shape—and how we might shape them ourselves. Praise for A Place of My Own “A glorious piece of prose . . . Pollan leads readers on his adventure with humor and grace.”—Chicago Tribune “[Pollan] alternates between describing the building process and introducing informative asides on various aspects of construction. These explanations are deftly and economically supplied. Pollan’s beginner status serves him well, for he asks the kind of obvious questions about building that most readers will want answered.” —The New York Review of Books “By shrewdly combining just the right mix of personal reflection, architectural background, and nuts-and-bolts detail, Michael Pollan enables us to see, feel, and understand what goes into the building of a house. The result is a captivating and informative adventure.”—John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil “An utterly terrific book . . . an inspired meditation on the complex relationship between space, the human body and the human spirit.”—Francine du Plessix Gray “A tour de force.”—Phillip Lopate
Summary Book Review The Transcription of Identities by Min Zhou:
Download or read book The Transcription of Identities written by Min Zhou and published by transcript Verlag. This book was released on 2015-06-30 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on a study of V. S. Naipaul's postcolonial writings, this book explores the process of postcolonial subjects' special route of identification. This enables the readers to see how in our increasingly diverse and fragmented post-modern world, identity is a vibrant, complex, and highly controversial concept. The old notion of identity as a prescribed and self-sufficient entity is now replaced by identity as a plural, floating and becoming process. Min Zhou shows how postcolonial literature, among other artistic forms, is one of the most representative reflections of this floating identity.
Summary Book Review The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer:
Download or read book The Pursuit of God written by A.W. Tozer and published by Wyatt North Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2013-09-08 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here is a masterly study of the inner life by a heart thirsting after God, eager to grasp at least the outskirts of His ways, the abyss of His love for sinners, and the height of His unapproachable majesty - and it was written by a busy pastor in Chicago! Here is a book for every pastor, missionary, and devout Christian. It deals with the deep things of God and the riches of His grace. Above all, it has the keynote of sincerity and humility.
Summary Book Review Intergerini Parietis Septvm (Eph. 2:14) by Dikran Hadidian:
Download or read book Intergerini Parietis Septvm (Eph. 2:14) written by Dikran Hadidian and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 1981-01-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributors: James Luther Adams C.K. Barrett Christopher Barth Ford Lewis Battles Arthur C. Cochrane Oscar Cullmann W. D. Davies David Demson Donald E. Gowan Alfred M. Johnson Jr. Paul L. Lehmann F. W. Marquandt Joseph L. Mihelic Donald G. Miller Paul S. Minear Robert S. Paul Dietrich Ritschl Edward Schweizer Krister Stendahl Mark H. Tanenbaum H. Eberhard von Waldow Jay A. Wilcoxen
Summary Book Review Ellen G. White Review and Herald Articles - Book III of IV by Ellen G. White:
Download or read book Ellen G. White Review and Herald Articles - Book III of IV written by Ellen G. White and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2013-11-08 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: FOR NEARLY 150 years, the Review and Herald has been the official church paper of the Seventh-day Adventist people. A paper, The Present Truth, was first printed in August 1849. In 1851 the name was changed to Second Advent Review and Sabbath Herald. Over the decades the church paper has carried a number of names, and as of 2012 it is simply Adventist Review. Our “church paper”actually preceded, by fourteen years, the official organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1863. From its inception, throughout her life, the messenger of the Lord, Ellen G. White, used the Review and Herald as one of the main avenues of communicating God’s counsels to His remnant people. During that sixty-six year span nearly 2,000 messages by God of direction, reproof, and inspiration were published in the Review and Herald. This present edition has all of her articles, published through 1915, unabridged in four volumes.
Summary Book Review International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning by Stephen Billett:
Download or read book International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning written by Stephen Billett and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-07-15 with total page 1383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning discusses what constitutes professionalism, examines the concepts and practices of professional and practice-based learning, including associated research traditions and educational provisions. It also explores professional learning in institutions of higher and vocational education as well the practice settings where professionals work and learn, focusing on both initial and ongoing development and how that learning is assessed. The Handbook features research from expert contributors in education, studies of the professions, and accounts of research methodologies from a range of informing disciplines. It is organized in two parts. The first part sets out conceptions of professionalism at work, how professions, work and learning can be understood, and examines the kinds of institutional practices organized for developing occupational capacities. The second part focuses on procedural issues associated with learning for and through professional practice, and how assessment of professional capacities might progress. The key premise of this Handbook is that during both initial and ongoing professional development, individual learning processes are influenced and shaped through their professional environment and practices. Moreover, in turn, the practice and processes of learning through practice are shaped by their development, all of which are required to be understood through a range of research orientations, methods and findings. This Handbook will appeal to academics working in fields of professional practice, including those who are concerned about developing these capacities in their students. In addition, students and research students will also find this Handbook a key reference resource to the field.
Summary Book Review Pure Religion by Vincent Cheung:
Download or read book Pure Religion written by Vincent Cheung and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2014-11-26 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contents: 1. God is not Mocked, 2. Pure Religion, 3. Policy on Charity, 4. The Noble Bereans, 5. The One Thing Needed, and 6. As a Man Thinks.
Summary Book Review Creative Responses for Composition by Mary I. Schuster:
Download or read book Creative Responses for Composition written by Mary I. Schuster and published by Random House (NY). This book was released on 1973 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie:
Download or read book Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights written by Salman Rushdie and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-09-10 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Blending history, mythology and a timeless love story, this is a satirical, magical masterpiece from one of the greatest living writers. In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangenesses begin. A down-to-earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. A graphic novelist awakens in his bedroom to a mysterious entity that resembles his own comic book creation. Abandoned at the mayor’s office, a baby identifies corruption with her mere presence, marking the guilty with blemishes and boils. A seductive gold digger is soon tapped to combat forces beyond imagining. Unbeknownst to them, they are all descended from the whimsical, capricious, wanton creatures known as the jinn. Centuries ago, Dunia, a princess of the jinn, fell in love with a mortal man of reason. Together they produced an astonishing number of children, unaware of their fantastical powers, who spread across generations in the human world. ‘A riotous, exuberant and sometimes maddening celebration of the power of storytelling’ Sunday Times
Summary Book Review The Heritage Theatre by Marlite Halbertsma:
Download or read book The Heritage Theatre written by Marlite Halbertsma and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2011-05-25 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Heritage Theatre is a book about cultural heritage and globalisation. Cultural heritage is the stage on which the global community, smaller communities and individuals play out their similarities and differences, their identities and singularities. Cultural heritage forms an implicit cultural code governing the relationship between parts and the whole, individuals and communities, communities and outsiders, as well as the relationship between communities and the world as a whole. Cultural heritage, by way of its producers, its products and its audience, presents an image of the world and its inner coherence. The subjects in this book range from places as distant from each other as Dar-es-Salaam, Jakarta, Amsterdam, Le Creusot, Trinidad, Brazzaville, Bremerhaven, New York and Prague, and deal with themes such as wayang, Kylie Minogue, airports and heritage, modernist architecture in Africa and the impact of DNA research on the concept of roots. The volume is based on papers presented at a conference organised by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The authors have backgrounds in cultural studies, art history, anthropology, museum studies, sociology, tourist studies and history.
Summary Book Review Psychoanalysis and the Postmodern Impulse by Barnaby B. Barratt:
Download or read book Psychoanalysis and the Postmodern Impulse written by Barnaby B. Barratt and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-11-06 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: According to the author, psychoanalytic theory and practice – which discloses ‘the interminable falsity of the human subject’s belief in the mastery of its own mental life’ – is in part responsible for the coming of the postmodern era. In this title, originally published in 1993, Barratt examines the role of psychoanalysis in what he sees as the crisis of modernism, shows why the modernist position – what he calls the ‘modern episteme’ – is failing, and proposes that psychoanalysis should redefine itself as a postmodern method. In Barratt’s innovative account of psychoanalysis, which focuses on the significance of the free-associative process, Freud’s discovery of the repressed unconscious leads to a claim that is basic to postmodern ideas: ‘that all thinking and speaking, the production and reproduction of psychic reality, is inherently dynamic, polysemous, and contradictorious .’ He argues that subsequent attempts to ‘normalize and systematize’ psychoanalysis are reactionary and antipsychoanalytic efforts to salvage the modern episteme that psychoanalysis itself calls into question.