Out of this world!

Beiträge zu Science-Fiction, Politik & Utopie
Author: Petra Mayerhofer,Christoph Spehr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783886192885
Category: Science fiction
Page: 232
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I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

Author: Steve Earle
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 364106807X
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Ein Roman voller uralter Weisheiten und unvergesslicher Figuren, bittersüß wie ein Countrysong Doc war einmal ein erfolgreicher Arzt, jetzt schlägt er sich ohne Zulassung in San Antonio, Texas, mit illegalen Abtreibungen durch. Seit sein enger Freund und berühmtester Patient Hank Williams, der größte Countrymusiker aller Zeiten, mit einer Mischung aus Alkohol und Morphium im Blut auf dem Rücksitz seines Cadillacs aus dem Leben glitt, plagen Doc schwere Schuldgefühle und ein hartnäckiger Begleiter: Hanks zänkischer und ruheloser Geist, der ständig seine ungeteilte Aufmerksamkeit fordert. Als das Mädchen Graciela in Docs Leben tritt, ist Hank also überhaupt nicht begeistert. Zudem passieren, seit sie da ist, seltsame Dinge: Prostituierte, die zu Docs besten Kundinnen gehören, geben ihren Beruf auf, Wunden heilen wie von selbst. Doch damit wird Doc mehr öffentliches Interesse zuteil, als er sich wünschen kann ... „I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive” ist ein so ergreifender wie komischer Roman, und die außergewöhnliche Aufarbeitung eines legendären Stücks Musikgeschichte.

Out of the Classroom and into the World

Learning from Field Trips, Educating from Experience, and Unlocking the Potential of Our Students and Teachers
Author: Salvatore Vascellaro
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595587551
Category: Education
Page: 272
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Bank Street College of Education professor Salvatore Vascellaro is a leading advocate of taking children and teachers into a wider world as the key to improving our struggling schools. Combining practical and theoretical guidance, Out of the Classroom and into the World visits a rich variety of classrooms transformed by innovative field trip curricula—showing how students’ hearts and minds are opened as they discover how a suspension bridge works, what connects them to the people and places of their neighborhood, and as they come to understand the ecosystem of a river by following it to its source. Vascellaro shows, equally, that what teachers can offer children is fueled by their own engagement with the world, and he offers stunning examples of teachers awakened by their direct experiences with the social issues plaguing American society—from the flood-torn areas of New Orleans to the mining areas of West Virginia. Based on the core principles of progressive pedagogy, and the wisdom gained from Vascellaro’s experience as a teacher, school administrator, and teacher educator, Out of the Classroom and into the World is a direct retort to test scores and standards as adequate measures of teaching and learning—an inspiring call and major new resource for anyone interested in reinvigorating America’s classrooms.

Out of Eden: The Peopling of the World

Author: Stephen Oppenheimer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780337531
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
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In a brilliant synthesis of genetic, archaeological, linguistic and climatic data, Oppenheimer challenges current thinking with his claim that there was only one successful migration out of Africa. In 1988 Newsweek headlined the startling discovery that everyone alive on the earth today can trace their maternal DNA back to one woman who lived in Africa 150,000 years ago. It was thought that modern humans populated the world through a series of migratory waves from their African homeland. Now an even more radical view has emerged, that the members of just one group are the ancestors of all non-Africans now alive, and that this group crossed the mouth of the Red Sea a mere 85,000 years ago. It means that not only is every person on the planet descended from one African 'Eve' but every non-African is related to a more recent Eve, from that original migratory group. This is a revolutionary new theory about our origins that is both scholarly and entertaining, a remarkable account of the kinship of all humans. Further details of the findings in this book are presented at www.bradshawfoundation.com/stephenoppenheimer/

Anywhere Out of the World

Author: Alan Bilton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781909776166
Page: 266
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What happens when the earth slips on its axis? What if the wrong turn took you out of this world and into another? Take a look through the cracks in reality... From the prodigious imagination of cult writer Alan Bilton, author of "The Known and Unknown Sea" and "The Sleepwalkers' Ball," comes a new collection of strange and unsettling short stories, poised midway between horror and comedy, the deeply mysterious and the utterly absurd. Fall through trapdoors and explore secret passages between the everyday and the fantastical, enter a labyrinth whose secrets lead deeper and deeper into the unknown. In Paris a baffled postman searches for a house that isn't there, while in Venice a young couple on their wedding night lose each other falling in and out of time. Closer to home, dogs and people and pills are missing whilst the fleas seem to get everywhere. As for the Pool on Wiene Street .... well, it's probably wiser not to dip one's toes... At every step, the curious, the lost, and the unwary stumble through an opening to another world - a world unlike any other in contemporary fiction. *** ""As uncanny as Psycho and as funny as a Monty Python sketch, Anywhere out of the World is an antidote to our conservative literary culture and essential reading for anyone still interested in the possibilities of literature"" - Novelist and short story writer DD Johnstone ""A man is sucked back into the nightmare past of his school's grubby swimming pool... a bridge built by day is dismantled overnight... at the edge of town uncertain territory threatens... under the feet of animals and history all is reduced to mud and entropy."" - Novelist, poet and short story writer Jo Mazelis *** Alan Bilton is the author of two novels, "The Known and Unknown Sea" (2014), variously compared to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the 1902 movie, A Trip to the Moon, and Dante's Inferno, and "The Sleepwalkers' Ball" (2009) which one critic described as "Franz Kafka meets Mary Poppins." As a writer, he is obviously a hard man to pin down. He is also the author of books on Silent Film Comedy, Contemporary Fiction, and America in the 1920s. He teaches Creative Writing, Contemporary Literature, and Film at Swansea University in Wales.

I Travel Light: The Man Who Walked Out of the World

Author: A. Greenman
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1471697134
Category: Religion
Page: 278
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A young adventurer asks himself: ""What is it that you really want in your life?"" The answer is 'less stress, more time'. To have this he must do without many of the things that cost him so much money, work less and provide for his own basic human needs, self-sufficiently. He heads off on a Gap Year to Brazil, building a tree house to live in. Sometimes a gap year is just not enough, he could really do with a Gap Life. So for many years, the nomad winds himself through the weird and wonderful of the world. Living in a ruin in Spain and becoming a fisherman in India, before getting caught up in a Tsunami. Eventually he renounces everything he owns, except for the clothes he stands in. He sets off on walkabout without even a bag or destination, wandering Eastern Europe. After a decade, he walks back into the world, to discover that he has gone so far, he know longer knows how to live in it. A mammoth true story to quench the eager thirsts of professional travellers and inspire up and coming gapsters alike.

A Tiger Rose Out of Georgia: Tiger Flowers - Champion of the World

Author: Bob Mee
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 232
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Theodore 'Tiger' Flowers rose above the racist bigotry of the Deep South to become the first African-American middleweight champion of the world. To do it, this Christian family man beat a boxing legend, Harry Greb, in the first of the great sporting cathedrals, Madison Square Garden. It was a victory that stunned the sporting world and made him a household name. Yet within a year he had lost his championship on a decision some said was influenced by Al Capone - and within another year was dead, following a seemingly innocuous operation, in the clinic of a controversial surgeon, to remove lumps and scars above his eyes. Was his death, at the age of 34, an accident, a result of negligence, or something more sinister? And what was behind his white manager's attempt to throw Tiger's widow into an asylum and their daughter into an orphanage? Flowers' inspiring, harrowing story, set against an horrific backdrop of lynchings and routine prejudice, is largely forgotten now but he paved the way for black sporting heroes like Joe Louis, Jesse Owens and Jackie Robinson.

Opting Out: of the World’s Economic SystemI Refuse to Participate

Author: Dr. Aaron D. McCall
Publisher: PublishAmerica
ISBN: 1462637752
Category: Self-Help
Page: 97
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No matter what the enemy throws at you, remember you are a foreigner here and your citizenship is in heaven. Whenever an American traveling abroad gets into trouble, he has a right to the services of the American Embassy and the right to invoke his citizenship. With that come courtesies that the foreign government must adhere to. Since we're citizens of heaven, we have the right to take refuge in the embassy of heaven, the church, and say, LORD HAVE MERCY. That's why I can declare today that I'm not going to participate in this world's recession. I declare to you that I am opting out. Because of the revelation of God's Word to us, we are placed in a position to be immune to economic conditions. All we have to do is “trust in God,” “believe in God,” “have faith” in God.

Before I Travel Light: The Man Who Walked Out of the World

Author: A Greenman
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1471730522
Category: Religion
Page: 140
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A. Greenman is a master gapster, heading off on extreme and perpetual gaps years for a decade. But what leads a man to try and walk off the grid? In the prequel to: I Travel Light The Man Who Walked Out of the World, Before I Travel Light looks at the extraordinary years which lead up to a nomad's raw and epic journey around the world. A young boy has mysterious sensations, perhaps even out of body experiences. It is disorientating, a feeling which is exacerbated when he is repeatedly bullied and beaten senseless. As a result, he often feels 'punch drunk, ' and as he grows up, he struggles to manage with everyday life. Under overwhelming stress, the young man tries to find ways to cope with the retail bicycle business he owns, and turns to recreational drugs. He goes out one day to buy a pint of milk and never returns. It is the beginning of a long and arduous journey, in which the wanderer tries to walk out of the world as he knows it...leaving the rat-race behind.

Out of this World

Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation
Author: Peter Hallward
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781844675555
Category: Philosophy
Page: 199
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An analysis of the central beliefs of the twentieth-century French philosopher considers his influence over his contemporaries while arguing that Deleuze was an "other-worldly" thinker whose assertion of an unlimited creative power was compromised by his dismissal of problems related to conflict and solidarity. Simultaneous.

Out of the Shadows and Into the World

The Book of Acts
Author: Jay Strack,Scott Dawson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1401675255
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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Jesus calls students to a radical faith and commitment. This study guide challenges middle and high school students to courageously take a stand for their faith in their culture, and to make a positive impact at home, at school, on the team, and in their relationships. The time to make a difference is now—not when they graduate, get married, or get a job. Students who follow Jesus cannot afford to equate “good works” with evangelism, and cannot view missions as something that is only done in other countries. Through this study guide, students will learn to share their faith in real and practical ways here and now with the people around them every day. Features include: 8 sessions of study, easily adapted into two 4-week sessions Practical steps for students to engage with their culture from a biblical point of view Leader helps

The Winds of Hope for a World Out of Breath

A Study of the 23rd Psalm
Author: Robert G. Tuttle
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 1556735081
Category: Religion
Page: 97
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"How can the past speak to the present? How can the ancient make itself known in the contemporary? Many feel that it cannot -- that nothing can be learned from the past - that everything to be learned is in the present and in the future. Perhaps this is where we have missed the true meaning of life." (from chapter 4) Robert G. Tuttle brings the 23rd Psalm to life for the twentieth century Christian. His approach aids study groups, clergy seeking preaching background material, and persons wanting personal devotional reading. The book is filled with countless illustrations in its eight chapters. Chapter titles include: - The Good Shepherd - Finding God In The Narrows Of Life - God's Extravagance - The Final Dimensions Of Life Robert G. Tuttle, Asheville, North Carolina, holds degrees from Duke University and Duke Divinity School. He has served churches in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Out of This World

The principles of high performance and perfect decision making learned from leading at NASA
Author: Paul Sean Hill
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473668484
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Failure is always an option... For more than 50 years, NASA's Mission Control has been known for two things: perfect decision making in extreme situations and producing generations of steely-eyed missile men and women who continue that tradition. A key to that legacy of brilliant performance is a particular brand of leadership, especially at the working level in Mission Control. Take the ultimate insiders look at the leadership values and culture that created the best team on this planet. Paul Sean Hill was responsible for NASA's Mission Operations support for manned space flight from 2007-2011. In this candid book he shows that the secret to Mission Control's success has never been rocket science and that the real practice of perfect decision making can be applied to any organisation or team. By demonstrating how his Mission Control team nurtured a culture which has delivered impossible wins for decades, Hill provides a guide for all leaders to boost their company's performance at all levels. Whether failure means cost and schedule overruns, quality reduction, loss of market share, bankruptcy - or putting someone's life a risk, how we lead can determine whether even small mistakes are dealt with or are left to snowball out of control and destroy an enterprise. Discover how to take leadership from the Mission Control Room to your boardroom and beyond, and achieve this out-of-this-world leadership environment in your team.