Human Chain

Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057126963X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 96
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Seamus Heaney's new collection elicits continuities and solidarities, between husband and wife, child and parent, then and now, inside an intently remembered present - the stepping stones of the day, the weight and heft of what is passed from hand to hand, lifted and lowered. Human Chain also broaches larger questions of transmission, as lifelines to the inherited past. There are newly minted versions of anonymous early Irish lyrics, poems which stand at the crossroads of oral and written, and other 'hermit songs' which weigh equally in their balance the craft of scribe and the poet's early calling as scholar. A remarkable sequence entitled 'Route 110' plots the descent into the underworld in the Aeneid against single moments in the arc of a life, from a 1950s adolescence to the birth of the poet's first grandchild. Other poems display a Virgilian pietas for the dead - friends, neighbours and family - which is yet wholly and movingly vernacular. Human Chain also adapts a poetic 'herbal' by the Breton poet Guillevic - lyrics as delicate as ferns, which puzzle briefly over the world of things which excludes human speech, while affirming the interconnectedness of phenomena, as of a self-sufficiency in which we too are included. Human Chain is Seamus Heaney's twelfth collection of poems.

Imagining Ageing

Representations of Age and Ageing in Anglophone Literatures
Author: Carmen Concilio
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839444268
Category: Social Science
Page: 212
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What do literary texts tell us about growing old? The essays in this volume introduce and explore representations of ageing and old age in canonical works of English and postcolonial literature. The contributors examine texts by William Shakespeare, Daniel Defoe, Julian Barnes, Thomas Kinsella, Seamus Heaney, J.M. Coetzee, Alice Munro, Witi Ihimaera and Patricia Grace and, together with a medical study, they suggest solutions to the challenges arising from the current demographic change brought about by ageing Western populations.


Author: Election Commission
Publisher: Publications Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
ISBN: 8123021151
Page: N.A
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Conducting elections in India is a mammoth task, compounded by the sheer scale, size, and diversities in this country. Millions of people are involved in ensuring that this exercise is conducted smoothly. This anthology presents stories of gift, sacrifice, hope, creativity, enthusiasm, and the diversity of experiences that showcase the picture of the story of elections in India.

Bangladesh in Pictures

Author: Thomas Streissguth
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0822585774
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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Describes the geography, climate, wildlife, natural resources, history, politics, culture, economy, and government of Bangladesh.

Technical Rescuer: Water, Levels I and II

Author: Steve Treinish
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428321020
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 416
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Finally, a book that covers all 5 of the sub-disciplines of water rescue in a single resource! TECHNICAL RESCUER: WATER is based on the NFPA 1006 Technical Rescue Standards, and covers everything from surface water rescue and ice rescue to swiftwater rescue, surf rescue, and more. Perhaps most importantly, the author recognizes that different agencies have different processes, and incorporates that by discussing the various types of equipment and how it can be used. A bonus chapter on watercraft rounds out the book's comprehensive coverage, making this an ideal book for anyone teaching a course or providing training that encompasses first responder rescue. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mucosal Immune Defense: Immunoglobulin A

Author: Charlotte S. Kaetzel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387722327
Category: Medical
Page: 434
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This key work in the field draws on a broad spectrum of molecular biologic, biochemical, and immunogenetic approaches in combination with human and murine in vitro cell culture and in vivo model systems to address questions in mucosal immunity. Humans produce more immunoglobulin A (IgA) than all other antibody isotypes combined. This book is designed to serve as a concise reference of the present knowledge of the biology of IgA.

A New Kind of Big

How Churches of Any Size Can Partner to Transform Communities
Author: Chip Sweney,Kitti Murray
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441214607
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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There's a growing desire among believers to reach beyond the walls of their churches to impact communities for God. But when the average church size hovers around 150 members and the problems of even midsized cities seem insurmountable, how can we hope to make a difference? A New Kind of Big tells the inspiring story of how Perimeter Church in suburban Atlanta started a partnership called Unite! with other area churches in order to increase its reach in a community that desperately needed God's light and aid. This partnership has grown to a network of nearly 150 churches that are bringing kingdom transformation to Atlanta. For instance, on just one weekend in 2007, 6,000 volunteers from over 60 churches in metro Atlanta gathered to work on 250 service projects inside the ten-mile radius around Perimeter Church. Thirty welcome baskets were delivered to refugees, a dozen homes were repaired, a thousand Bibles were given away, 750 "encourage a teacher" gift bags were distributed. And that's not all: volunteers orchestrated 20 block parties in low-income apartment communities and 65 neighborhood food drives that collected 25,000 pounds of food. Chip Sweney shows Christian leaders how they too can discover the power of this "new kind of big" to pool their resources, energy, and time to minister to their communities, no matter how long or short their membership rolls.

Mother’S Whispers Breaking the Chain

Poetry and Short Stories
Author: Maggie Heston
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493114042
Category: Religion
Page: 111
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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change Courage to change the things I can And the wisdom to know the difference Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Divine Power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Ask through Devine intervention of our Lord Jesus Christ, our Lady, the Holy Spirit, all the holy saints and Holy angels to descend upon you/us. Ask St. Michael our protector to take all the evil spirits away from you/us from our families our homes etc... and place them in front of the holy Tabernacle. From there with the aid of St. Michael that God will banish all the evil spirits into the pits of hell. Nevermore for them to roam this Earth. For the ruination of souls. Pray the Rosary Daily. Pray from the Heart Devote one hour on Sunday, go to Holy mass. Every soul that is born God gave a Holy Guardian Angel to watch over and protect us. If you dont ask your Guardian Angel he cannot help you. God does not intervene with our free will. We are free to choose our own Journey. That road is made easier when we have belief in God and his Heavenly choir. If you like the contents of this book dont praise the author Praise God.

Love in Flesh and Bone

Exploring the Christmas Mystery
Author: Amy E. Richter,Joseph S. Pagano
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630872741
Category: Religion
Page: 138
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On the weekend of April 22, 2012 the St. Anne's Church website received thousands of visitors. That Sunday, in the New York Times Magazine, an article appeared about the Rev. Dr. Amy E. Richter competing in a physique competition. The strong reactions to the article got Richter and her husband and fellow clergyperson, the Rev. Dr. Joseph Pagano, thinking about the scandal of the Incarnation. The claim that God entered fully into our flesh-and-blood human existence makes some of us squeamish. And yet, this shocking claim is at the heart of the good news that in Christ God is with us no matter what. There is nothing that can happen to us--no pain, no humiliation, no anguish--that can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. In sermons for the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, Richter and Pagano proclaim the good news of the scandalous love of God in flesh and bone.

The End of Plagues

The Global Battle Against Infectious Disease
Author: John Rhodes
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137381310
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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At the turn of the twentieth century, smallpox claimed the lives of two million people per year. By 1979, the disease had been eradicated and victory was declared across the globe. Yet the story of smallpox remains the exception, as today a host of deadly contagions, from polio to AIDS, continue to threaten human health around the world. Spanning three centuries, The End of Plagues weaves together the discovery of vaccination, the birth and growth of immunology, and the fight to eradicate the world's most feared diseases. From Edward Jenner's discovery of vaccination in 1796, to the early nineteenth-century foundling voyages in which chains of orphans, vaccinated one by one, were sent to colonies around the globe, to the development of polio vaccines and the stockpiling of smallpox as a biological weapon in the Cold War, world-renown immunologist John Rhodes charts our fight against these plagues, and shows how vaccinations gave humanity the upper hand. Today, aid groups including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization have made the eradication of polio a priority, and Rhodes takes us behind the scenes to witness how soon we may be celebrating the eradication of polio.

Femmes Et L'Žtat Canadien

Author: Caroline Andrew,Sanda Rodgers
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773515130
Category: Social Science
Page: 364
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A collection of essays presented at a conference to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the release of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women, Women and the Canadian State both celebrates and critically assesses the Report. Women bureaucrats, activists, and academics consider the impact, successes, and failures of the Report from a variety of viewpoints and reflect on the experience of Canadian women since its publication in 1970.

Development and Democratization in the Third World

Myths, Hopes, and Realities
Author: Kenneth E. Bauzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780844817231
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 344
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This book is a comprehensive examination of the prospects for democratization in the developing world. The contributors all share the assumption that democratization cannot occur in the absence of widespread socioeconomic well-being, in terms of human rights, the distribution of resources and population, and the environment. They offer to a detailed analysis of Third World politics by seeking to clarify certain myths and to assess the prospects for Third World development.

Close to Shore

The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916
Author: Michael Capuzzo
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767912549
Category: History
Page: 368
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Combining rich historical detail and a harrowing, pulse-pounding narrative, Close to Shore brilliantly re-creates the summer of 1916, when a rogue Great White shark attacked swimmers along the New Jersey shore, triggering mass hysteria and launching the most extensive shark hunt in history. In July 1916 a lone Great White left its usual deep-ocean habitat and headed in the direction of the New Jersey shoreline. There, near the towns of Beach Haven and Spring Lake--and, incredibly, a farming community eleven miles inland--the most ferocious and unpredictable of predators began a deadly rampage: the first shark attacks on swimmers in U.S. history. For Americans celebrating an astoundingly prosperous epoch, fueled by the wizardry of revolutionary inventions, the arrival of this violent predator symbolized the limits of mankind's power against nature. Interweaving a vivid portrait of the era and meticulously drawn characters with chilling accounts of the shark's five attacks and the frenzied hunt that ensued, Michael Capuzzo has created a nonfiction historical thriller with the texture of Ragtime and the tension of Jaws. From the unnerving inevitability of the first attack on the esteemed son of a prosperous Philadelphia physician to the spine-tingling moment when a farm boy swimming in Matawan Creek feels the sandpaper-like skin of the passing shark, Close to Shore is an undeniably gripping saga. Heightening the drama are stories of the resulting panic in the citizenry, press and politicians, and of colorful personalities such as Herman Oelrichs, a flamboyant millionaire who made a bet that a shark was no match for a man (and set out to prove it); Museum of Natural History ichthyologist John Treadwell Nichols, faced with the challenge of stopping a mythic sea creature about which little was known; and, most memorable, the rogue Great White itself moving through a world that couldn't conceive of either its destructive power or its moral right to destroy. Scrupulously researched and superbly written, Close to Shore brings to life a breathtaking, pivotal moment in American history. Masterfully written and suffused with fascinating period detail and insights into the science and behavior of sharks, Close to Shore recounts a breathtaking, pivotal moment in American history with startling immediacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756535107
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Concise, easy-to-read introductions to various topics in U.S. history use primary documents and photography, as well as timelines, maps, and other tools, to teach important facts about our past.

Androgynous Objects

String Bags and Gender in Central New Guinea
Author: Maureen Anne MacKenzie
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9783718651559
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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This book explores the way meaning is encoded in material culture by focusing on the androgynous symbolism of the looped string bag, or bilum, of the Telefol people of Central New Guinea. The web of meanings 'woven' into the bag is shown to extend beyond women's lives and bodies. It is open to manipulation and reformation in a variety of contexts and is used by both Telefol women and men to explore, and so explain the complexities and ambiguities inherent in their social life.


The Full Story (Pan Military Classics Series)
Author: P R Reid
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330539191
Category: History
Page: 368
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In Colditz: The Full Story, Major Pat Reid brings together the many dramatic discoveries resulting from researh that has covered the five continents. From all walks of life, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French, German and Polish prisoners - as well as those from the British Commonwealth and USA - were incarcerated in suffocating intimacy for five years in an alien and hostile land. Under these conditions, they proved that men could live together and that loyalty and generosity could thrive, transcending the natural prejudices of race, creed, language and intellecual diversity. There were more than 300 escape attempts at Colditz and in this fascinating portrayal, Reid vividly describes this unique period in Second World War history. Furthermore, he reveals the code systems between the War Ofiice and Colditz; shows how he obtained information on Germany's secret weapons; and investigates the existence of traitors and the situation of non-collaborators in the castle. This is a true story, which nonetheless possesses the mythical qualities that cause a legend to live forever.

Being Church

An Ecclesiology for the Rest of Us
Author: Pablo R. Andiñach
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630876771
Category: Religion
Page: 118
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This little book resulted from the conviction that we need to contemplate what it is to be the church in the contemporary world. We are aware that we are living in a time of crisis, with rapid social and cultural changes that challenge the way we have been a church: challenges that come not only from outside the institution--from the society where it acts--but from the inside as well. In this book we face old and new questions: What is the foundation of the church? Who are we as Christians? Who is this Jesus Christ in whom we believe? What is the mission of the church today? Proclaiming the Word: Is it another Sacrament? From what does Christ save us? What is sin?

The Selma of the North

Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee
Author: Patrick D. Jones
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674031357
Category: History
Page: 318
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This title tells a story that is important for its insights into civil rights history. It includes the debate over nonviolence and armed self-defence, and the dynamic between southern and northern activism. It looks at how between 1958 and 1970, a movement for racial justice emerged from circumstances in Milwaukee.

Tanz mit dem Engel

Der erste Fall für Erik Winter
Author: Åke Edwardson
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843705151
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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London: Ein junger Schwede wird in einem Hotelzimmer brutal ermordet. Kurz darauf geschieht auf ähnlich sadistische Weise ein Mord in Göteborg. Welche Verbindung besteht zwischen den beiden Verbrechen? Und warum fand an beiden Tatorten eine Art Ritualtanz statt? Kommissar Erik Winter muss bald feststellen, dass der Mann, der den tödlichen Tanz mit dem Engel perfekt beherrscht, ihm nähersteht als erwartet.