Author: Anders Berg-Sørensen
As we enter the twenty-first century, the role of religion within civic society has become an issue of central concern across the world. The complex trends of secularism, multiculturalism and the rise of religiously motivated violence raise fundamental questions about the relationship between political institutions, civic culture and religious groups. Contesting Secularism represents a major intervention into this debate. Drawing together contributions from leading scholars from across the world it analyses how secularism functions as a political doctrine in different national contexts put under pressure by globalisation. In doing so it presents different models for the relationship between political institutions and religious groups, challenging the reader to be more aware of assumptions within their own cultural context, and raises alternative possibilities for the structure of democratic, multi-faith societies. Through its inter-disciplinary and comparative approach, Contesting Secularism sets a new agenda for thinking about the place of religion in the public sphere of twenty-first century societies. It is essential reading for policymakers, as well as for scholars and students in political science, law, sociology and religious studies.
Author: Scott Bedford
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Provides instructions for projects, including an earthquake coat hook, blazing volcano, and a bunk bed communicator.
Author: Kerry Lord
Publisher: David & Charles
Features simple crochet patterns for a variety of animals with each animal having a universal pattern that can create four different sizes.
Author: John Blanchard
Publisher: Ultimate Questions
Health, finance, family, the future - life is full of questions. There are deeper questions, too. Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Does life have any purpose? But the ultimate questions are about God. Does he exist? What is he like? Can I know him and experience his power in my life? And if so, how? This booklet tackles these vital questions head-on - and answers them simply, clearly and directly. Read it carefully. It could change your life - for ever.
Author: Samer Bagaeen, Celia Clark
Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites is the first book to analyze a profound land use change happening all over the world: the search for sustainable futures for property formerly dedicated to national defense now becoming redundant, disposed of and redeveloped. The new military necessity for rapid flexible response requires quite different physical resources from the massive fixed positions of the Cold War, with huge tracts of land and buildings looking for new uses. The transition from military to civilian life for these complex, contaminated, isolated, heritage laden and often contested sites in locations ranging from urban to remote is far from easy. There is very little systematic analysis of what follows base closures, leaving communities, governments, developers, and planners experimenting with untested land use configurations, partnership structures, and financing strategies. With twelve case studies drawn from different countries, many written by those involved, Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites enables the diverse stakeholders in these projects to discover unique opportunities for reuse and learn from others’ experiences of successful regeneration.
Author: Frechmann Kolon GMBH
Ninjas, mechas, samurais, geishas. Manga, Step-by-Step will guide you through every phase, teaching you to draw the amazing heroes of your favorite manga.
Author: Jun Mayuzuki
Publisher: Vertical Comics
Akira's feelings toward her boss grow more intense, and Kondo, in the face of such unwavering attention, finds that emotions he thought he'd lost long ago are welling up once again, and he meets up with an old college classmate. Meanwhile, Akira clashes with her best friend Kiyan, as she feels the distance between them has grown too much. And so the summer of Akira's 17th year passes by...
Author: Meredith Corporation
Publisher: Leisure Arts
This Christmas, give meaningful holiday greetings to friends and loved ones on your mailing list. Inside, you'll find dozens of eye-catching cards you can create yourself. Choose fun and funky styles, easy-to-make cards to produce in assembly-line fashion, kid-friendly projects, keepsake-quality cards, and even whimsical wrappings for gift cards. There are so many ideas that you'll turn to this book year after year for inspiring card-making projects. 48 projects reflecting seven themes: Tradition in Red & Green, Twist on Tradition, Quick as a Wink, Sentimental Notions, In the Cards, Counting Down the Season, and It's a Wrap. Better Homes and Gardens® Christmas Cards & Tags (Leisure Arts #4569)
Author: Emily K. Neuburger
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Encouraging children to let their imagination run wild, Emily K. Neubinger offers 40 inventive projects and activities that will inspire kids ages 5 to 12 to express themselves through storytelling. Younger children will love making story stones and a storytelling jar, while older kids will open up and thrive as they embark on guided story walks and inspiring journaling exercises. Sparking creativity while developing a child’s love of language, Show Me a Story will kindle a lifelong passion for both writing and telling original stories.
Author: Iain Zaczek
Publisher: World's Greatest Art
A beautiful art book bursting with angels and fairies. Now a home for the kitsch and mysterious these mythical, religious and folk creatures were the inspirations for the great artists of the romantic and Victorian eras.
Author: Eleanor Kwei
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
Doodles become art in this beautiful guided art journal. The instruction book, Guide to the Doodle, gives tips on creating doodles, coloring with pencils and markers, and ways to use your doodles—such as for note cards, frames, gift bags, and more. There are six chapters—paisleys, flowers, letters, butterflies, mandalas, and geometrics. Artists will learn to start with a basic drop, then stretch it and squash it, and interlock it with other drops, nestling them all together to make beautiful paisley patterns. Nature will come to life, with tiny flowers blooming and butterflies flitting overhead. Geometric borders will adorn pages. The art journal will provide an elegant place to experiment with all of the techniques described in the instruction book. The book will include elaborate coloring activities, as well as simple guidelines to get started on creative doodling pages. Inspirational quotations will add subtle meaning to the art pages. When the journal is complete, it will be a beautiful book to be proud of and cherish.
Author: Ellen Lupton, Julia Lupton
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Provides instructions for a variety of projects, including creating graffiti furniture, a notepad holder, a cardboard castle, customized shirts, and doll clothes.
Author: Jana Wilson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
This inspiring collection of Christmas crafts helps you give every room a festive air. Look through galleries arranged by artists eager to share their holiday season and personal style. For example, all Jana Wilson’s choices, including cowboy boot ornaments, reflect her ranch home. You can make everything you see—a candy house; Father Christmas; fairy godmother to crown the tree; and other holiday glories.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
From the creators of BabyLit, a Christmas board book for infants and toddlers, to evoke the wonder of Christmas. A collection of twenty-six illustrations featuring colorful Christmas-themed concepts sure to evoke a sense of wonderment for toddlers and nostalgia for parents, including Christmas carolers, kids playing in the snow, toys piled high under the tree, sparkling decorations and lights, flying reindeer, the gift of giving, more toys, and of course jolly ol' St. Nick and his elves. Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. He has illustrated several Curious George books, as well as The Big Book of Superheroes for Gibbs Smith. He began his career as an advertising art director after studying fine art and graphic design at the University of Nebraska.