Shifting Sands

A Guidebook for Crossing the Deserts of Change: Easyread Large Edition
Author: Steve Donahue
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 144296698X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
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Unlike the familiar mountain-climbing metaphor, which focuses more narrowly on goal setting and achievement, the desert as a metaphorical place of change does not have final summit or endpoint. Shifting Sands exposes the mountain-climbing myth and its goal-setting metaphor as ineffective, and suggests that the desert is the perfect metaphor to describe the journey of life, especially in times of transition. Deserts require us to pay attention to the journey rather than the destination. Strategic planning and maps don't work in a desert. Instead, travelers must follow their internal compass. Steve Donahue presents the ""Six Rules of Desert Travel"" to aid all those facing change, whether starting a new career, coping with illness or a midlife crisis, getting married or divorced, or having the kids move out of the house. He helps life travelers face their fears and overcome other obstacles (being too busy, feeling overwhelmed) so they can commit to the journey in front of them.

Shifting Sands


Author: Radha Venuprasad
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 194728326X
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
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Shifting Sands is a collection of short stories about relationships — not only between men and women, but between families, extended families and even cultures. Most of the stories are rooted in the culture and traditions of the Nairs of Kerala, but any reader can identify with these well-told tales, because the building blocks of all relationships are universal. Some of the life situations central to the stories may not be acknowledged, much less talked about, even in this ‘liberal’ age, but Radha Venuprasad discusses them frankly and with sensitivity. All the stories revolve around strong people who are not afraid to be themselves. There is Renu, who decided to keep her love child. But at what price? There is Shiva, who, despite his commitment to his wife of many years and their children, found himself drawn towards and taking responsibility for a beleaguered young woman. Then there is Dhruva, an affluent, gifted doctor with a secret, Aruna, for whom the stars foretold a violent end, and Ammu, Markanday and Seema, whose lives intermingle and turn conventions upside-down. Read also about Anita, whose tragic past intrudes into her idyllic present, about Minikutty, a chip off the old block, and how Gopala Menon unwittingly sets off a chain of events that shake the very foundations of his ancient family when he lets a young writer live in a house on his sprawling premises. Written in simple language, Shifting Sands is an easy read, and is sure to engage the interest of anyone who picks it up.

Shifting Sands

The Unravelling of the Old Order in the Middle East
Author: Raja Shehadeh,Penny Johnson
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782831924
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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At a time when the Middle East dominates media headlines more than ever - and for reasons that become ever more heartbreaking - Shifting Sands brings together fifteen impassioned and informed voices to talk about a region with unlimited potential, and yet which can feel, as one writer puts it, 'as though the world around me is on fire'? Collecting together the thoughts and insights of writers who live or have deep roots in there, Shifting Sands takes a look at aspects of the Middle East from the catastrophic long-term effects of the carving up of the region by the colonial powers after World War One to the hopes and struggles of the Arab spring in relation to Egypt, Iran and Syria. And it asks questions such as: what is it like to be a writer in the Middle East? What does the future hold? And where do we go from here? For all those who are wearied by the debates surrounding the Middle East - often at best ill-informed and at worst, defeatist propaganda - this intelligent, reasoned perspective on life in the Middle East is a breath of fresh air.

Shifting Sands

The Rise and Fall of Biblical Archaeology
Author: Thomas W. Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198037354
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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Before the 1970s, "biblical archaeology" was the dominant research paradigm for those excavating the history of Palestine. Today this model has been "weighed in the balance and found wanting." Most now prefer to speak of "Syro/Palestinian archaeology." This is not just a nominal shift but reflects a major theoretical and methodological change. It has even been labeled a revolution. In the popular mind, however, biblical archaeology is still alive and well. In Shifting Sands, Thomas W. Davis charts the evolution and the demise of the discipline. Biblical archaeology, he writes, was an attempt to ground the historical witness of the Bible in demonstrable historical reality. Its theoretical base lay in the field of theology. American mainstream Protestantism strongly resisted the inroads of continental biblical criticism, and sought support for their conservative views in archaeological research on the ancient Near East. The Bible was the source of the agenda for biblical archaeology, an agenda that was ultimately apologetical. Davis traces the fascinating story of the interaction of biblical studies, theology, and archaeology in Palestine, and the remarkable individuals who pioneered the discipline. He highlights the achievements of biblical archaeologists in the field, who gathered an immense body of data. By clarifying the theoretical and methodological framework of the original excavators, he believes, these data can be made more useful for current research, allowing a more sober, reasoned judgment of both the accomplishments and the failures of biblical archaeology.

Shifting Sands

The United States in the Middle East
Author: Joel S. Migdal
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231536348
Category: Political Science
Page: 424
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Joel S. Migdal revisits the approach U.S. officials have adopted toward the Middle East since World War II, which paid scant attention to tectonic shifts in the region. After the war, the United States did not restrict its strategic model to the Middle East. Beginning with Harry S. Truman, American presidents applied a uniform strategy rooted in the country's Cold War experience in Europe to regions across the globe, designed to project America into nearly every corner of the world while limiting costs and overreach. The approach was simple: find a local power that could play Great Britain's role in Europe after the war, sharing the burden of exercising power, and establish a security alliance along the lines of NATO. Yet regional changes following the creation of Israel, the Free Officers Coup in Egypt, the rise of Arab nationalism from 1948 to 1952, and, later, the Iranian Revolution and the Egypt-Israel peace treaty in 1979 complicated this project. Migdal shows how insufficient attention to these key transformations led to a series of missteps and misconceptions in the twentieth century. With the Arab uprisings of 2009 through 2011 prompting another major shift, Migdal sees an opportunity for the United States to deploy a new, more workable strategy, and he concludes with a plan for gaining a stable foothold in the region.

Shifting Sands

The Restoration of the Calumet Area
Author: Kenneth J. Schoon
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253023408
Category: History
Page: 312
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The location of one of the most diverse national parks in the United States, Northwest Indiana’s Calumet area is home to what was at one time widely known as the most polluted river in the entire country. Calumet's advantageous location at the southern tip of Lake Michigan encouraged broadscale conversion of Indiana wilderness into an industrial base that once included the world’s largest steel mill, largest cement works, and largest oil refinery. Thousands of tons of hazardous waste were dumped in and around the rivers with no thought for how it would affect the region’s water, land, and air. However, a remarkable change of attitude has resulted in the rejuvenation of an area once rich in natural diversity and the creation of a National Park that brings in more than two million visitors a year, contains beautiful greenways and blueways, and provides safe recreation for nearby residents. A community-wide effort, the cleanup of this area is nothing short of remarkable. In this Indiana bicentennial book, Ken Schoon introduces the reader to the Calumet area’s unique history and the residents who banded together to save it.

Shifting Sands

His Hell. Her Prison.
Author: M. Todd Henderson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462015204
Category: Psychology
Page: 60
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M. Todd Henderson, a former advertising and marketing executive has published a book that echoes many painful truths in his own life. Entitled Shifting Sands: His Hell. Her Prison, the book is the story of the tumultuous life of a mentally ill husband and father, Scott Walters, who struggles to find hope in the face of crushing despair. The author is quick to note that the book is fiction, yet portions are based on his painful real-life experiences and observations. “It was June 2003 when I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder which, no doubt, had gone undiagnosed for my entire life,” Henderson says. “My childhood, 20s, 30s, and 40s were sprinkled with bipolar symptoms, including extreme anxiety attacks... My symptoms also included severe depression...extended periods of time inside a six-foot cube with no stimulus. No light sneaking in through my lids. No sound other than shallow, rushed breaths. No breeze touching my face. Alone.” In Shifting Sands: His Hell. Her Prison, the protagonist believes he is receiving counsel from a dead girl who claims to be his guardian angel. He fights alcohol addiction and seeks dramatic medical alternatives in a desperate attempt to bring some normalcy to his life with his wife and two sons. “During over two years of researching and writing Shifting Sands: His Hell. Her Prison, I learned how profoundly mental health disorders effect not only the mentally ill, but, just as dramatically, their loved ones,” Henderson says. “It’s my genuine hope that Shifting Sands reaches out and bonds with this besieged minority with a message of understanding, enlightenment, and hope.” According to Henderson, the main character’s story of hope and despair continues in his short story collection.

Latin America and the Shifting Sands of Globalization


Author: Sean W. Burges
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317696573
Category: Political Science
Page: 136
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Latin America occupies an increasingly prominent position within the global political, economic and cultural consciousness, with intra-regional governance structures and multilateral processes now a key topic of interest to foreign policy and international business circles. It has become abundantly clear that outside of Latin America there is a poor understanding of how the shifting sands of regional power are impacting, not only on how regional countries fit into the global system, but also on how intra-regional relations are viewed and managed. The contributions to this collection investigate these issues, examining how changing global power dynamics are in turn impacting on national foreign policies and regional governance structures. The book focuses first and foremost on the Latin American view outwards, not the US or European view to the south. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research.

Deltora Quest #4: The Shifting Sands


Author: Emily Rodda
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545529603
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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The international bestselling series returns for a new generation with a fresh look and bonus content from the legends of Deltora. When the seven gems of the magic Belt of Deltora were stolen, the evil Shadow Lord invaded the kingdom and enslaved its people. Determined to rid their land of the tyrant, Lief, Barda, and Jasmine are on a dangerous quest to find the lost gems, which are hidden in fearsome places throughout the kingdom.The time has come to seek the fourth gem, kept jealously by an unknown guardian in a barren wasteland. Separation, confusion, and strange, terrible enemies await the three heroes in the harsh landscape of the Shifting Sands.

Shifting Sands

The Archaeology of Sand Hollow
Author: Richard K. Talbot,Lane D. Richens
Publisher: Museum of Poeples & Cultures
ISBN: 9780874809817
Category: Social Science
Page: 386
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Anthropology and ArchaeologyHidden beneath the beautiful shifting dunes within the Sand Hollow Basin of southwestern Utah are thousands of campsites dating from the Early Archaic period into Historic times. The sites attest to life in a marginal environment, where small groups of people moved outward from the nearby Virgin River into the surrounding landscape, seasonally exploiting a surprisingly rich variety of plants and animals. This report summarizes archaeological, geomorphological, botanical, and climatological studies that have expanded our understanding of Native American land use and subsistence in this hot desert environment.

Shifting sands

the British in South Arabia
Author: David Ledger
Publisher: Immel Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
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The Shifting Sands


Author: Emily Rodda
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781741697742
Category: Fantasy fiction
Page: 120
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When the seven gems of the magic Belt of Deltora were stolen, the evil Shadow Lord invaded the kingdom and enslaved its people. Determined to rid their land of the tyrant, Lief, Barda and Jasmine are on a perilous quest to find the lost gems, which are hidden in fearsome places throughout the kingdom. They have found three gems. Now they must seek the fourth, hidden in a shimmering, barren waste, kept jealously by an unknown guardian. Separation, confusion and strange, terrible enemies await them in the ordeal of the Shifting Sands.

Shifting Sands

Government-Group Relationships in the Health Care Sector
Author: Joan Price Boase
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773511583
Category: Medical
Page: 213
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During the 1970s and 1980s policymaking in the complex area of regulatory legislation of the health disciplines became both increasingly important and increasingly difficult for the Canadian provinces. In this comparative study Joan Boase traces the evolution of relationships among governments and health care interest groups in four provinces - Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Alberta - and finds that, although they have faced similar problems, they have responded in different ways. She employs several theoretical approaches to explain these different responses, including community/policy networks, institutionalism, and state traditions, and uses case studies to illustrate the intense interest group activity that has occurred in this sector. Boase reaches three conclusions: (1) with the development of a national health insurance plan there has been a shift in the actions of government from reliance on interest group liberalism towards concerted efforts to plan the structure of the welfare system; (2) the different systems of interest intermediation that evolved in the provinces reflected the underlying political and administrative culture and institutional structures within the provinces; and (3) the unique proactive approach taken by Ontario in the 1980s was a deliberate effort to modify the institutional arrangements through which groups had traditionally influenced policy. Boase suggests that the complexities of modern government and the move towards redistributive politics will lead the state to make extraordinary efforts to control its environment in the future. Shifting Sands will be of particular interest to health care specialists, policy-makers, and legislators as well as activists.

Shifting Sands

A Guidebook for Crossing the Deserts of Change: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition
Author: Steve Donahue
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442967013
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Shifting sands

the story of sand dunes
Author: Ramona Maher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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Discusses various aspects of sand dunes including how and where they grow, how they influence plant and animal life, and how towns, forests, and farms have been reclaimed from them.

Shifting Sands

Searching for a Compromise in the WTO Negotiations on Agriculture
Author: Ralf Peters,David Vanzetti,United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211126112
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 46
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The WTO negotiations on agricultural trade policy remain deadlocked following the failure of the multilateral talks at Canc'n. This study considers various options involved in the discussions, focusing on the Framework for Establishing Modalities in Agriculture (an annex of the revised draft Canc'n Ministerial Text) and the positions of key players involved and the joint EC-US proposal. In order to quantify the economic effects of these proposals, the study uses a computable global trade model to analyse trade policy issues, and to assist in the preparation and evaluation of negotiating positions.

Shifting Sands

Bedouin Women at the Crossroads
Author: Ruth K. Westheimer,Gil Sedan
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 1590563026
Category: Social Science
Page: 169
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Shifting Sands shows how Bedouin men and women have dealt with their changing society and how the clash between modernity and tradition leads to turmoil, as well as to social and individual transformation.

Shifting Sands


Author: John McAneney
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781466396142
Category: Fiction
Page: 225
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New Zealand 1997. As a serial killer traumatises the country, Caspian is re-evaluating his career. Science has been his life, but an unorthodox approach to problem solving is out of favour with the new corporate ethos that sees science as a business. There are other pressures too as Caspian's beautiful French wife, Marie-Claire, is becoming increasingly disenchanted with life at a remote beach on Maori tribal lands, an environment and lifestyle that Caspian is reluctant to give up. But when the body of a colleague is washed up on the sand and another, Robert, is arrested on suspicion of murder, nothing can ever be quite the same again. As he seeks to help his Maori detective friend establish Robert's innocence, Caspian stumbles across a scam involving illegal genetic engineering experiments with a money trail leading to an international pharmaceutical company. As the suspense grows, the dirty underbelly of science for profit is revealed as a culture of corruption where the truth no longer holds any currency.

Shifting Sands


Author: Will Kester
Publisher: William Kester
ISBN: 0595854613
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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"Saudi Arabia, 1973" In his job as interpreter and laborer for an American-Arabian Company, Saleh has come to understand the American mindset through his boss, Bill. But Saleh finds himself in conflict with his culture. Even though his father wants him to attend university and base his future on the will of Allah, Saleh is intrigued with the United States and wants to pursue his education there. With his father's blessing, Saleh attends school in America. Unfortunately, America is not the land he dreamed of, as prejudice and hatred follow him. When an American girl named Blair befriends him, she quickly "Americanizes" him-new haircut, new clothes, and new understanding. But Saleh cannot forget his culture. After college, Saleh advances in the oil business and soon becomes a powerful player, in his country's major industry-oil. When he becomes involved in a terrorist plot to destroy the economies of the Western World, will Saleh remember his early goodwill toward the West or will he succumb to his hatred? From the burning sands of the Saudi Arabian desert to the business centers of the world's economies, terrorists, peacemakers, religions, and cultures collide in this thrilling novel.