Author: Stephen Tankel
Making the best of cooperation with unreliable partners is fundamental to the success of counterterrorism. Stephen Tankel examines the ways partners aid international efforts as well as impede effective action. With Us and Against Us offers a theoretically rich and policy-relevant tool kit for assessing and improving counterterrorism cooperation.
Author: Johanna Basford
From Johanna Basford, 36 postcards for coloring in and sending to friends (or keeping for yourself!) These clever postcards feature beautiful drawings from Magical Jungle, illustrator and ink evangelist Johanna Basford's wondrous expedition through the jungle. Color in the cards to bring to life speckled tree frogs and dainty hummingbirds, prowling tigers and playful monkeys, and then share the magic with your friends--that is, if you can bear to part with them! Each postcard is an invitation to an exotic rainforest teeming with creatures large and small. For explorers of all ages.
Author: Peter Monn
Danny Goldstein has always lived in the shadow of his identical, twin brother Sam. But when a hurricane of events forces him into the spotlight, he starts to realize that the only thing he’s truly afraid of is himself. With the help of his costume changing friend Cher, a famous gay uncle with a mysterious past of his own, two aging punk rocker parents and Rusty, the boy who will become his something to live for, Danny begins to realize that the music of the heart is truly the soundtrack for living.
Author: Julien S. Bourrelle
Denne guideboken handler om nordmenns særegne oppførsel, og tar deg med på en illustrert norsk reise. Her får nordmenn lære om hvordan deres atferd kan oppfattes, mens utlendinger lærer hvordan å tilpasse seg raskere i Norge. Julien Bourrelle er utdannet rakettforsker, men driver nå selskapet Mondå - et selskap som blant annet satser på å hjelpe norske bedrifter med kommunikasjon i multikulturelle miljøer. Omtalen er utarbeidet av BS.
Author: Thomas Estler
Publisher: Abolitionista Press
Abolitionista! is an innovative educational tool that responsibly educates young people about human trafficking and empowers them to protect themselves. The FBI estimates that as many as 300,000 young people are trafficked every year, and their average age is 12. The goal of this comic book is to reach children before they can be victimized, with prevention strategies that they will be able to use for the rest of their lives. Experts say that an educated child is the most practical and immediate deterrent to child sex trafficking. This comic book was carefully designed with the help of FBI victims specialists and other experts to teach children to: (1) identify recruitment conversations, (2) effectively deal with predators, and (3) know who they can go to for help.
Author: Jorella Andrews, Nick Higgins
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Rembrandt van Rijn is probably the most famous Dutch painter of the seventeenth century. His works are greatly loved today, but he was not always so well regarded. His life was one of a dramatic rise and fall, unfolding during the Golden Age of the newly formed Dutch Republic. Rembrandt's public acclaim and wealth as a painter came to him as a very young man. His images were vigorous, psychologically compelling but also often less-than-flattering. By his middle age taste had shifted to more idealized visions, and by the time of his death in 1669 Rembrandt was destitute. But whether the public was with or against him, Rembrandt continued to paint with the same passion, and arguably the art he produced in his final, destitute years is his most intimate, sensitive and open.
Author: David Blackbourn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
"Brilliantly conceived....[A] tour de force in historical writing."—Ian Kershaw Majestic and lyrically written, The Conquest of Nature traces the rise of Germany through the development of water and landscape. David Blackbourn begins his morality tale in the mid-1700s, with the epic story of Frederick the Great, who attempted—by importing the great scientific minds of the West and by harnessing the power of his army—to transform the uninhabitable marshlands of his scattered kingdom into a modern state. Chronicling the great engineering projects that reshaped the mighty Rhine, the emergence of an ambitious German navy, and the development of hydroelectric power to fuel Germany's convulsive industrial growth before World War I, Blackbourn goes on to show how Nazi racial policies rested on German ideas of mastery of the natural world. Filled with striking reproductions of paintings, maps, and photographs, this grand work of modern history links culture, politics, and the environment in an exploration of the perils faced by nations that attempt to conquer nature.
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
Christmas is the most famous holiday of the year, and the word itself evokes images of Santa Claus, reindeer, snow, Christmas trees, egg nog and more. At the same time, it represents Christianity's most important event, the birth of the baby Jesus. Instantly, well known Christmas carols ring in your ears, pictures of the Nativity Scene become ubiquitous, or maybe you even picture nutcrackers or Scrooge and Tiny Tim.
Author: Audrey Richards
While there have been a number of descriptions and interpretations of boys' initiation rituals, Audrey Richards's classic study of initiation rites among the Bemba remains one of the few studies to deal in detail with the initiation of girls into adult life. Dr Richards observed the entire chisungu or female initiation rite, an almost continuous series of complex ceremonies lasting for a month. Her detailed description of the elements of the ritual, and her analysis of it in terms of the culture of matrilineal society, have made this a classic ethnographic and theoretical text. Celebrating the attainment of sexual and social maturity, the puberty rituals reflect tribal attitudes to sex, fertility, marriage, and the rearing of children. We see how women's ceremonies portray and try to enforce the social obligations of marriage and the setting up of the kinship group, and the conflicts of interest that are involved.
Author: Elyse Sommer
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture—it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—the Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be "as tedious as a twice-told tale" or "dry as the Congressional Record." Choose from elegant turns of phrases “as useful as a Swiss army knife” and “varied as expressions of the human face”. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the vivid comparisons found in this collection will inspire anyone.
Author: Cecil Slingsby
The story of the first ascents of many of Norway's most dramatic peaks, Slingsby's book is still a very relevant guidebook to many Norwegian mountain areas today. Slingsby was one of the leading climbers of his generation, climbing in Britain and the Alps, and he is still held in the highest regard in Norway as the father of Norwegian mountaineering. In contrast to many areas of the Alps, the Norse mountains have been spared the same proliferation of telepheriques and ski resorts; and so many of the corries and peaks are still in the same wilderness condition as when Slingsby first climbed them. Norway: The Northern Playground has long been regarded by many as an indispensable work on the region. So, if you're looking for the English language overview of the Norwegian mountains or just an exciting ripping yarn to while away a long winter's night, this book cannot be recommended enough. The revised 2003 edition will have a new introduction written by Tony Howard, renowned for the first successful ascent of Troll Wall and latterly, the desert climbs of Wadi Rum.