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.

BELIEF IN THE BALLOT


Author: Election Commission
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 8123021151
Category:
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.

Die Buchhandlung

Roman
Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3458738541
Category: Fiction
Page: 164
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Florence Green erwirbt in Hardborough, einem verschlafenen Dorf an der Küste Ostenglands, das Old House als zukünftiges Domizil für ihre Buchhandlung. Dass das Gebäude anscheinend von einem Poltergeist besessen und bis auf die Grundmauern feucht ist, bringt sie von ihrem Vorhaben ebensowenig ab wie die Tatsache, dass sie von finanziellen Dingen keine Ahnung hat. Voller Schwung stürzt sie sich in die Vorbereitungen und stattet ihre Buchhandlung liebevoll aus. Die Einwohner des kleinen Städtchens begegnen dem Unternehmen zunächst mit Skepsis, bald stellen sich jedoch erste Stammkunden ein. Als Florence Green aber dann ein gerade erschienenes Buch eines bis dahin unbekannten Autors, Vladimir Nabokov, verkauft, ist die Aufregung groß und weitet sich zu einem Skandal aus ...

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.

Die Goldene Legende

Roman
Author: Nadeem Aslam
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641203147
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Wenn ein Leben nur in der Lüge möglich ist In dem Moment, als auf der Grand Trunk Road Schüsse zu hören sind, beginnt Nargis' Leben zu zerbrechen. Ihr Ehemann gelangt versehentlich ins Kreuzfeuer und stirbt, bevor sie ihm die Wahrheit über ihre Vergangenheit beichten kann. Schon seit Längerem fürchtet sie, dass diese bald ans Licht kommen wird: Ein Unbekannter verkündet regelmäßig Geheimnisse der Anwohner vom Minarett der örtlichen Moscheen und versetzt damit Muslime und Christen gleichermaßen in Angst. Als die Lautsprecher die verbotene Liaison ihres Nachbarn mit der Tochter des muslimischen Geistlichen aufdecken, sind die Einschläge so nah, dass Nargis handeln muss ... In der für ihn typischen leuchtenden Prosa erzählt Nadeem Aslam eine Geschichte über Fanatismus, Widerstandsvermögen und die Lügen, die manchmal nötig sind, um zu überleben. Ein mutiger, zeitgemäßer und schmerzlich schöner Roman, in dem sich Pakistans Vergangenheit und Gegenwart spiegeln.

Trace Elements from Soil to Human


Author: Alina Kabata-Pendias,Arun B. Mukherjee
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540327142
Category: Science
Page: 550
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The quality of food is such a live issue at the moment that this title is an essential tool for researchers in a variety of disciplines. It provides a review of the key features of trace elements in soils, plants and the food web on which human beings survive. The authors' intention is to summarize up-to-date interdisciplinary data for the concise presentation of our understanding of trace-element transfer in the chain from soil to man.

Handbook on Metalloproteins


Author: Ivano Bertini,Astrid Sigel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824705206
Category: Medical
Page: 1108
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This Handbook on Metalloproteins focuses on the available structural information of proteins and their metal ion coordination spheres. It centers on the metal ions indispensable for life but also considers metal ions used as substitution probes in studies of metalloproteins. Emphasizing the structure-function relationship, the book covers the common and distinct characterstics of metallo- enzymes, proteins, and amino acids bonded to copper, zinc, iron, and more.

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.

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: Political 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.

New Selected Poems 1988-2013


Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571321739
Category: Poetry
Page: 256
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New Selected Poems 1988-2013 provides an unrivalled account of a period of work that was crowned by the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. Together with its earlier, sibling volume, it completes the arc of a remarkable career. Shortly before his death in 2013, Seamus Heaney discussed with his publisher the prospect of a companion volume to his landmark New Selected Poems 1966-1987 aimed at presenting the second half of his career, 'from Seeing Things onwards', as he foresaw it. Although he was unable to complete a edition/selection, he left behind selections that have been followed here. New Selected Poems 1988-2013 reprints the author's chosen poems from his later years, beginning with his ground-breaking volume Seeing Things (1991), his two Whitbread Books of the Year, The Spirit Level (1996) and Beowulf (1999), and his multi-nominated, prize-winning volumes, Electric Light (2001), District and Circle (2006) and Human Chain (2010). The edition concludes with two posthumously published works.

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 Community of the Weak

Social Postmodernism in Theological Reflections on Power and Powerlessness in North America
Author: Hans-Peter Geiser
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621896110
Category: Religion
Page: 554
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Annotation Social postmodernism and systematic theology can be considered the new pair in some of the most creative discussions on the future of theological method on a global scale. Both in the academy and in the public square, as well as in the manifold local and pastoral moments of ministry and community social activism, the social, the postmodern, and the theological intermingle in engaging and border-crossing ways. The Community of the Weak presents a new kind of fundamental theology with a postmodern touch, using jazz as a metaphor, writing ethnographically out of the personal windows of lived experiences, combining fragments of autobiography with theological reconstruction. A comparative perspective on North American and European developments in contemporary systematic theology serves as a hermeneutical horizon to juxtapose two continents in their very different contexts. The author proposes a systematic and fundamental theology that is more jazzy, global, and narrative, deeply embedded in pastoral ministry to tell its postmodern story. Book jacket.