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

The United States in the Middle East
Author: Joel S. Migdal
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231166729
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
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Joel S. Migdal focuses on the approach U.S. officials adopted toward the Middle East after World War II, one that paid scant attention to tectonic shifts in the region. 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 2009–2011 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.

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: 9780195167108
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 174
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Biblical archaeology flourished in the 1970s as an attempt to ground the historical witness of the Bible in demonstrable historical reality. Today this research paradigm has been largely abandoned. Thomas Davis charts the rise & fall of a methodology.

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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


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

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.

Shifting Sands


Author: Anthea Fraser
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780101074
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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A gripping psychological mystery and a warm, sympathetic exploration of widowhood - Anna’s family hope that a South African safari holiday will help her to get over her beloved husband’s death. No one is more surprised than Anna herself when she finds herself strongly attracted to a fellow traveller, Lewis Masters, and despite her initial resistance, she is soon drawn into a new relationship. But back home, Anna’s journalist son Jonathan is being repeatedly contacted by a young woman asking for his help, even though she’s too frightened to say what is worrying her . . .

Full Employment Abandoned

Shifting Sands and Policy Failures
Author: William Mitchell,J. Muysken
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1848441428
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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This book by William Mitchell and Joan Muysken is both important and timely. It deals with the issue of the abandonment of full employment as an objective of economic policy in the OECD countries. It argues persuasively that macroeconomic policy has been restrictive over the recent, and not so recent past, and has produced substantial open and disguised unemployment. But the authors show how a job guarantee policy can enable workers, who would otherwise be unemployed, to earn a wage and not depend on welfare support. If such a policy is fully supported by appropriate fiscal and monetary programmes, it can create full employment with price stability, which the authors label as a Non-Accelerating-Inflation-Buffer Employment Ratio (NAIBER). This book is essential reading for any one wishing to understand how we can return to full employment as the normal state of affairs. Philip Arestis, University of Cambridge, UK This book dismantles the arguments used by policy makers to justify the abandonment of full employment as a valid goal of national governments. Bill Mitchell and Joan Muysken trace the theoretical analysis of the nature and causes of unemployment over the last 150 years and argue that the shift from involuntary to natural rate conceptions of unemployment since the 1960s has driven an ideological backlash against Keynesian policy interventions. The authors contend that neo-liberal governments now consider unemployment to be an individual problem rather than a reflection of systemic policy failure and that they are content to use unemployment as a policy instrument to control inflation and coerce the unemployed with work tests and compliance programmes rather than provide sufficient employment. They present a comprehensive theoretical and empirical critique of this policy approach, with a refreshing new framework for understanding modern monetary economies. The authors show that the reinstatement of full employment with price stability is a viable policy goal that can be achieved by activist fiscal policy through the introduction of a Job Guarantee. Full Employment Abandoned will appeal to graduate and postgraduate students and researchers of economics and politics with an interest in macroeconomic policy and the labour market, particularly unemployment and neo-liberal policy frameworks.

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: Essays On Sports And Politics In The Middle East And North Africa


Author: Dorsey James Michael
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814689785
Category: Political Science
Page: 424
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The Middle East and North Africa are experiencing the most fundamental transition in their post-colonial history. It is a transition that is changing the borders of nation states as well as their political and social structures. Conflicting visions of what those structures should look like have ensured that transition will take years, and these deep-seated differences have ensured that the transition process is volatile, brutal and bloody. The balance of power shifts like quicksand. Shifting Sands: Essays on Sports and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa is a compilation of essays that constitute a first stab at exploring the importance of sports in general and soccer in particular in the political, social and cultural development of the Middle East and North Africa since the beginning of the 20th century. In doing so, the book provides a new, fresh and unique perspective that contributes to understanding the turbulence sweeping the region that is fundamentally changing its geopolitics and political and social structures. Contents: IntroductionStreet, Shrine, Square and Soccer Pitch, Comparative Protest Spaces in Asia and the Middle EastReflections on the Revolutions in the Arab World — A Response to Ali A AlawiFacing One's Demons: The Egyptian Military and the Brotherhood at a CrossroadsThe War on the Islamic State: A Purely Military Response to Societal ProblemsHitting Militants Where It Hurts, Development Is the Way to Fight Global TerrorismIsraeli-Palestinian Peacemaking: A Paradigm ShiftA Region in Turmoil: Threats to Gulf Energy and ShippingTurkey: Caught between A Rock and a Hard PlaceWahhabism versus Wahhabism: Qatar Challenges Saudi ArabiaA Decade of Defiance and Dissent, A Wake-up Call for SportsSoccer versus AutocracyThe 2022 World Cup: A Potential Monkey Wrench for ChangeHow Qatar Is Its Own Worst EnemyAsian Football: A Cesspool of Government Interference, Struggles for Power, Corruption and GreedFootball: A Sporting Barometer of European Integration Policies Readership: Scholars as well as related media covering the regions of Middle East and North Africa, social movement, sports, and political and religiously motivated violence. Keywords: Middle East;North Africa;Political Violence;Sports;Governance;Egypt;Qatar;IslamReview:0

Staying Grounded in Shifting Sand

Awakening Soul Consciousness for the New Millennium
Author: Linda J. Ferguson
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452541228
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 208
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Staying Grounded in Shifting Sand provides insightful stories and ideas to support your spiritual journey and help you answer your soul’s calling. Inside you’ll read how to step fully into who you are as an awakened soul being. You’ll shift how you experience your world using the affirmations, meditations, and visualizations provided in each chapter. A new process called Transformational Empowerment™ shows five key steps for manifesting your heart’s desire and fulfilling your soul contracts. You’ve already signed up to be an agent for spiritual transformation, in your own life and in the world. Staying Grounded in Shifting Sand is a spiritual guidebook to help you navigate through your daily stresses, spiritual tests, and challenging relationships. It also is a celebration of the joy you are here to experience in earth-school. Each chapter has meaningful exercises for you to use immediately! Read more so you can live the magnificent expression of Divine Essence that you are.

Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands

The Wild West Life of Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones
Author: Bob Alexander
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574415921
Category: History
Page: 496
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Many well-read students, historians, and loyal aficionados of Texas Ranger lore know the name of Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones (1856-1893), who died on the Texas-Mexico border in a shootout with Mexican rustlers. In Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands, Bob Alexander has now penned the first full-length biography of this important nineteenth-century Texas Ranger. At an early age Frank Jones, a native Texan, would become a Frontier Battalion era Ranger. His enlistment with the Rangers coincided with their transition from Indian fighters to lawmen. While serving in the Frontier Battalion officers' corps of Company D, Frank Jones supervised three of the four "great" captains of that era: J.A. Brooks, John H. Rogers, and John R. Hughes. Besides Austin Ira Aten and his younger brothers Calvin Grant Aten and Edwin Dunlap Aten, Captain Jones also managed law enforcement activities of numerous other noteworthy Rangers, such as Philip Cuney "P.C." Baird, Benjamin Dennis Lindsey, Bazzell Lamar "Baz" Outlaw, J. Walter Durbin, Jim King, Frank Schmid, and Charley Fusselman, to name just a few. Frank Jones' law enforcing life was anything but boring. Not only would he find himself dodging bullets and returning fire, but those Rangers under his supervision would also experience gunplay. Of all the Texas Ranger companies, Company D contributed the highest number of on-duty deaths within Texas Ranger ranks.

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


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

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.

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

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


Author: Ruth K. Westheimer,Gil Sedan
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 1590563026
Category:
Page: N.A
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On shifting sands

new art and literature from South Africa
Author: Kirsten Holst Petersen,Petersen Kirsten Holst,Anna Rutherford
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
ISBN: 9780435080709
Category: Art
Page: 180
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On Shifting Sands has contributions from leading South African writers and critics, and it includes discussions from the cultural debate as well as original fiction, poetry, and artwork.