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How the World Has Impacted Me!

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When asked what my book was about, I would almost instantly blurt out self-help; but as the book was coming to an end, I realized that the book was more than just a self-help book. This book is a product of the world and all the people in it. While writing, I knew I wanted to make people feel good about where they were in their lives and where they dream to be. And I believe I did that. This book takes the reader all over the place. African American history, peoples personal struggles, and just plain old encouragement will be discussed in this book. And I even take it a step further by sharing my personal struggles with everyone. This book should uplift all the readers, and I hope it does just that. So enjoy, and thank you for the support.

Secrets of Terra Silenti

Secrets of Terra Silenti Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Armanis Ar-Feinial
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ISBN: 1499028059
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Secrets of Terra Silenti by Armanis Ar-Feinial Summary

Kac, once a proud wood elf left his homelands, his friends, and what was left of his family. Abandoning all of his ties, burning his bridges. Knowing perfectly well he couldn't return home, he settled in the town of Malitu, a month's journey up north, out of the woodlands called Kinasa, home to the wood elves. He took up what he knew, hunting and started his new life, and lived among men, in the world and of the world, he slowly lost his self, until one last hunting trip, that would force him to go back into Kinasa, and find out who he truly is. With the help of some friends, old and new, discover the ancient remains of a forgotten city, and an ancient evil from within. One of the lesser evils from the Time of Great Trials, with even more perilous adventures to come.

Small Steps, Huge Changes

Small Steps, Huge Changes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis Reed
Editor: iUniverse
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What is a sacred moment? Is it a big, sudden change in the direction of your life or your physical or mental state? Or is it a moment in which you understood your fears or made a choice to let something go? We may find our lives full of fear, hurt, or pain of loss, and even though these daily experiences have not caused major earthquakes or volcanic eruptions around the world, it is in these moments of our daily lives that we must look for our answers. In Small Steps, Huge Changes: The Extraordinary Moments of an Ordinary Life, writer Phyllis Reed shows us how it is possible to discover healing and joy by choosing to take just one small, courageous step. Through reflections, remembrances, poems, and vignettes, Reed tracks her own small steps through realms as varied as love, parenthood, loneliness, fear, and connecting to places, other people, and holy presence. Each true story, told in Reeds conversational, nurturing tone, is a tribute to those who have found ways to live happily and healthily after great difficultiesto see the extraordinary in their everyday experiences. Taken as a whole, these moments of rising and falling, of joy and defeat, become our sacred lives. Our sacred moments are our greatest gifts, and the choice is ours to step forward and accept and learn from them.

Does Dream Change Everything?

Does Dream Change Everything? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. S. Pavan Kumar
Editor: M. S. Pavan Kumar
ISBN: 1649512740
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Here is one of the finest fictional stories collection, that you must read it. When I was reading the bio of this book I felt like those incidents and views are damn true and original. The narration was being very well with the curious actions involved by the writer. This book was completely about the dreams that would change your life if you could feel then it was your book. just read it you might know what I am saying for and what you are looking for. All about those dreams how changed the life of the characters involved. This feels very good while reading it and I am damn sure it won't regret your hopes and it will help you through the journey feel so amazing.

The World Has Changed

The World Has Changed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alice Walker
Editor: New Press/ORIM
ISBN: 1595585931
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The National Book Award– and Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s fascinating and far-reaching conversations with acclaimed writers and thought leaders. Spanning more than three decades, this collection of fascinating discussions between Alice Walker and renowned writers, leaders, and teachers, explores the changes that Walker has experienced in the world, as well as the change she herself has brought to it. Compelling literary and cultural figures such as Gloria Steinem, Pema Chodron, and Howard Zinn represent a different stage in Walker’s artistic and spiritual development. Yet, they also offer an unprecedented look at her career and political growth. Noted literary scholar Rudolph Byrd sets Walker’s work into context with an introductory essay, as well as with a comprehensive annotated bibliography of her writings. “Read as separate pieces, these conversations offer vivid glimpses of Walker’s energetic personality. Taken together, they offer a sense of her marvelous engagement with her world.” —Kirkus Reviews

Setting Your Compass to Impact the World

Setting Your Compass to Impact the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marcus Laughlin
Editor: WestBowPress
ISBN: 1449794823
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“Marcus Laughlin has done the body of Christ a great service in writing Setting Your Compass to Impact the World. Marcus writes what he lives. Using Scripture as his guide, he gives personal examples and practical insights to believers as to how they can be ‘salt and light’ in the culture and community in which they live. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to any believer who is serious about wanting live, on a daily basis, the faith they profess.” —Dr. Jarrett Stephens, teaching pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church “Setting Your Compass to Impact the World begins with a simple assertion that we must first know that we are loved by God. This trusting that God is love can lead us by faith to trust His plan for our life. We were created with gifts or abilities to fulfill God’s plan and not our own. Ultimately this book helps each of us discover our purpose is to glorify God by fulfilling our loving Savior’s plans for our lives. It’s time to reset our compass on the King and His kingdom.” —Mike Fechner, president and founder, HIS Bridgebuilders

The Thought That Changed My Life Forever

The Thought That Changed My Life Forever Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christian Guenette,Gillian Laura Roberts
Editor: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614482950
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The Thought That Changed My Life Forever by Christian Guenette,Gillian Laura Roberts Summary

“An inspiring book of breakthroughs and a joyful call to personal awakening . . . demonstrates the power our thoughts really have” (Jason Sugar, founder of Breakthrough Adventures, Inc.). The Thought That Changed My Life Forever is an inspirational gem highlighting the art and science of changing your mind, with a unique approach that will please both science and spirituality enthusiasts alike. It’s obvious people around the world continue to seek answers to the age-old questions: “Why are we here?” and “What is my purpose?” The Thought book not only offers valuable insights into the process of finding a solution to life’s most challenging conundrums, but also provides fifty-two real-life examples of how it’s been achieved—leaving a firm belief in each of our minds that even the most difficult situations can be overcome, one thought at a time. “A lyrical journey, providing a rhythm and heartbeat that captivated my attention and moved my whole being right until the final word . . . Reading this book will definitely light a spark and bring it to the surface of your awareness.” —James F. Twyman, New York Times–bestselling author

How the Telegraph Changed the World

How the Telegraph Changed the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William J. Phalen
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476618674
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How the Telegraph Changed the World by William J. Phalen Summary

Invented in the 1830’s, the telegraph soon became indispensable. By 1851 there were more than 50 companies providing telegraphic service in the United States alone. The telegraph played a pivotal role in warfare beginning with the American Civil War, featured prominently in the creation of the first large American corporation, Western Union, and made possible long distance communication with the laying of the transatlantic cable. This book describes the global impact of the telegraph from its advent to its eventual eclipse by the telephone four decades later.

Clipping the Clouds: How Air Travel Changed the World

Clipping the Clouds: How Air Travel Changed the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marc Dierikx
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313059454
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Mixing in elements of pop culture, Dierikx provides a chronological history of the evolution of air travel. He covers the significant challenges and developments in air transportation for a specific period, starting with how and why aviation came to play an important role in international politics and economic relations. He follows with an examination of how improvements in technology influenced existing concepts of distance, created new travel patterns, and what effect the growth in numbers of passenger and cargo had on air transportation. Finally, Dierikx looks at how airlines have become increasingly detached from national interests and state control, concluding with an overview of the current state of air travel, and a description of the role air transportation played in the creation of a global society. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, it is difficult to imagine our world without aircraft. Airplanes are everywhere, and rapid air transport has become one of the necessities of our time. Yet one of the peculiarities of powered flight is that it has stayed in the public focus for over a century. Clipping the Clouds looks at the history of aviation in a challenging new way, covering not just the technology, but the way aviation has interacted with society since its very beginnings. Mixing in pop culture—each chapter opens and closes with an excerpt from a movie that depicts elements of air transport illustrating the chapter's theme—Dierikx provides a chronological history of the evolution of air travel since 1919. He covers the significant challenges and developments in air transportation for each of four chronological periods, starting with how and why aviation came to play an important role in international politics and economic relations. He follows with an examination of how improvements in technology influenced existing concepts of distance, created new travel patterns, and what effect the growth in numbers of passenger and cargo had on air transportation. Finally, Dierikx looks at how airlines have become increasingly detached from national interests and state control, concluding with an overview of the current state of air travel and a description of the role air transportation has played in the creation of a global society.

What Has Jerusalem to Do with Beijing?

What Has Jerusalem to Do with Beijing? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. K. Yeo
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532643284
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What Has Jerusalem to Do with Beijing? by K. K. Yeo Summary

The rise of China as a superpower and of Chinese Christians as vital members of the global church mean that world Christianity would be a dynamic transformation and bountiful blessing to the world by engaging with Chinese biblical interpretations among global theologies. This book, a twentieth-anniversary revised and expanded edition, includes studies that range from exploration of the philosophical structure of Eastern culture to present-day sociopolitical realities in Malaysia and China—all in support of cross-cultural methods of reading the Bible culturally and reading the cultures biblically.

Impact the World

Impact the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carrie Rich,Dean Fealk
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111984892X
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Supercharge your impact on global issues and drive transformative change in the world around you Impact the World: Live Your Values and Drive Change As a Citizen Statesperson is your motivational guide to becoming a superpowered individual committed to improving your community—and the world—through your values and actions. You’ll discover why the intersection of a renewed civic spirit and new technologies empowering individuals at the local level equates to an unprecedented opportunity to channel global impact. From poverty and homelessness to violence and corruption, we often see challenges in the world around us and ask, “Why doesn’t someone do something?” We look to people with more experience, or people with more influence, or people with more time or resources than ourselves to step up and find answers to some of our biggest problems. But what if we didn’t wait for others? What if we stepped up, and looked for ways to employ our skills to solve the biggest and most complex problems of our time? That’s what leaders do. That’s what citizen statespeople do. This book is a call to action. From local to global, from the private sector to government, and to the frontlines of social entrepreneurship, authors Carrie Rich and Dean Fealk explore the benefits and challenges of becoming a citizen statesperson, showing how to pull together disparate threads to solve pressing social, political, and economic challenges. You’ll also discover: ● The lifecycle of a citizen statesperson, including an enlightening discussion of how to build your personal brand ● Inspiring case studies of real-life citizen statespeople around the world ● Explorations of the new technologies that can be used to accelerate the impact of a citizen statesperson on the world Simultaneously optimistic, inspiring, intensely practical, and engaging, Impact the World will earn a valued place in the libraries of civic leaders, activists, social justice advocates, business executives, politicians, volunteers, public servants, and anyone else looking for a way to magnify their influence and impact in any area that matters to them.

Ten Who Changed the World

Ten Who Changed the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Daniel L. Akin
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433677350
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Ten Who Changed the World is seminary president Daniel Akin’s powerful tribute to the transformational work done by some truly inspiring Christian missionaries. With each profile, he journeys into the heart of that gospel servant’s mission-minded story and makes a compelling connection to a similar account from the Bible. David Brainerd (1718-1747; missionary to Native Americans) reminds Akin of Paul’s missionary life in 2 Timothy. The faithful ministry of George Leile (1750-1820; missionary to Jamaica) is aligned with Galatians 6. William Carey (1761-1834; missionary to India) lives out the Great Commission of Matthew 28. There are parallels between Adoniram Judson (1788-1850; missionary to Burma) and Romans 8. Lottie Moon (1840-1912; missionary to China) displays the power of a consecrated life described in Romans 12. The work of James Fraser (1886-1938; missionary to China) illustrates Revelation 5. Eric Liddell (1902-1945; missionary to China), his life documented in the film Chariots of Fire, illuminates Hebrews 12. Together, John (1907-1934) and Betty Stam (1906-1934; missionaries to China) embodied Psalm 67. William Wallace (1908-1951; missionary to China) was a shining example of Philippians 1. Jim Elliot (1927-1956; missionary to Ecuador) is a bold reminder of Psalm 96.

7 Truths That Changed the World (Reasons to Believe)

7 Truths That Changed the World (Reasons to Believe) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenneth R. Samples
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441238506
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7 Truths That Changed the World (Reasons to Believe) by Kenneth R. Samples Summary

Ideas have consequences, sometimes far-reaching and world-changing. The Christian faith contains many volatile truths that challenged--and continue to challenge--the cultural and religious status quo of the world. This biblical, historical, and philosophical exploration of some of Christianity's most transformational ideas offers a unique look at how the world changed when Christ and his followers came on the scene. These ideas include the resurrection Jesus as God incarnate creation out of nothing the compatibility of faith and reason justification by grace through faith humankind in God's image the greater good of suffering Pastors, students, and thoughtful Christians will be strengthened to face contemporary challenges to these truths and will find the confidence to impact their world for Christ.

How the World Changed Social Media

How the World Changed Social Media Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Miller,Elisabetta Costa,Nell Haynes,Tom McDonald,Razvan Nicolescu,Jolynna Sinanan,Juliano Spyer,Shriram Venkatraman,Xinyuan Wang
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How the World Changed Social Media by Daniel Miller,Elisabetta Costa,Nell Haynes,Tom McDonald,Razvan Nicolescu,Jolynna Sinanan,Juliano Spyer,Shriram Venkatraman,Xinyuan Wang Summary

How the World Changed Social Media is the first book in Why We Post, a book series that investigates the findings of anthropologists who each spent 15 months living in communities across the world. This book offers a comparative analysis summarising the results of the research and explores the impact of social media on politics and gender, education and commerce. What is the result of the increased emphasis on visual communication? Are we becoming more individual or more social? Why is public social media so conservative? Why does equality online fail to shift inequality offline? How did memes become the moral police of the internet? Supported by an introduction to the project’s academic framework and theoretical terms that help to account for the findings, the book argues that the only way to appreciate and understand something as intimate and ubiquitous as social media is to be immersed in the lives of the people who post. Only then can we discover how people all around the world have already transformed social media in such unexpected ways and assess the consequences

How the Word Heals

How the Word Heals Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. John D. Lentz
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781469790367
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This book offers a unique perspective and brings a new understanding about how the Bible brings healing. The authors integration of his love of the Bible, Therapy, and Language gives the reader a new in depth analysis of scriptures that provokes the reader to have personal insights into the Bible. Using the Bibles own patters as a guide this book offers creative ways to read the Bible to get even more from the experience. The reader will get an even greater appreciation for how wonderfully the Bible is written. Some of the scripture secrets are revealed through showing how language is used in the different styles of writing in the Bible. This text that shows another dimension of just how powerful and magnificent the Bible was written and is and will always be.

And the World Changed

And the World Changed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Muneeza Shamsie
Editor: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1558619313
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The only English-language anthology by Pakistani women published in the United States, And the World Changed goes beyond the sensational headlines to reveal the stories of Pakistani women. Immigrants and refugees, travelers and explorers, seasoned authors and fresh voices, the twenty-five writers in this volume are as dynamic and diverse as their stories. Sixty years have passed since the Partition of India, and it’s clear that Pakistani writers have established their own literary tradition to record the stories of their communities. Famed novelist Bapsi Sidhwa portrays a Pakistani community in Houston, Texas, still struggling to heal from the horrors of Partition. In Uzma Aslam Khan’s tale, a man working in a Karachi auto body shop falls in love with the magical woman painted on a bus cabin. Bushra Rehman introduces us to a Pakistani girl living in Corona, Queens, who becomes painfully aware of the tensions between established Italian immigrants and their new Pakistani neighbors. And during the anti-Muslim sentiment following 9/11, a young woman in newcomer Humera Afridi’s story searches Manhattan’s rubble-filled streets for a mosque. Filled with nostalgic memories of Pakistan, critical commentary about the world’s current political climate, and inspirational hope for the future, the stories in And the World Changed weave an intricate, enlightening view of Pakistan, its relation to the West, and the women who travel between the two regions. Featuring: Talat Abbasi, Humera Afridi, Aamina Ahmad, Rukhsana Ahmad, Feryal Ali Gauhar, Sara Suleri Goodyear, Shahrukh Husain, Sabyn Javeri Jillani, Sonia Kamal, Fawzia Afzal Khan, Sorayya Khan, Uzma Aslam Khan, Maniza Naqvi, Tahira Naqvi, Nayyara Rahman, Hima Raza, Bushra Rehman, Fahmida Riaz, Roshni Rustomji, Sehba Sarwar, Bina Shah, Qaisra Shahraz, Kamila Shamsie, Muneeza Shamsie, and Bapsi Sidwa.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Klaus Schwab
Editor: Currency
ISBN: 1524758876
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World-renowned economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, explains that we have an opportunity to shape the fourth industrial revolu­tion, which will fundamentally alter how we live and work. Schwab argues that this revolution is different in scale, scope and complexity from any that have come before. Characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the developments are affecting all disciplines, economies, industries and governments, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. Artificial intelligence is already all around us, from supercomputers, drones and virtual assistants to 3D printing, DNA sequencing, smart thermostats, wear­able sensors and microchips smaller than a grain of sand. But this is just the beginning: nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than a strand of hair and the first transplant of a 3D printed liver are already in development. Imagine “smart factories” in which global systems of manu­facturing are coordinated virtually, or implantable mobile phones made of biosynthetic materials. The fourth industrial revolution, says Schwab, is more significant, and its ramifications more profound, than in any prior period of human history. He outlines the key technologies driving this revolution and discusses the major impacts expected on government, business, civil society and individu­als. Schwab also offers bold ideas on how to harness these changes and shape a better future—one in which technology empowers people rather than replaces them; progress serves society rather than disrupts it; and in which innovators respect moral and ethical boundaries rather than cross them. We all have the opportunity to contribute to developing new frame­works that advance progress.

The Beekeepers: How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees (Scholastic Focus)

The Beekeepers: How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees (Scholastic Focus) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dana L. Church
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
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The Beekeepers: How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees (Scholastic Focus) by Dana L. Church Summary

Dive deep into the world of this everyday insect -- and the science behind its uncertain future. Bumble bees are as familiar to most of us as the flowers these fuzzy insects feed upon. But did you know that the bees in your garden could be escapees from a local greenhouse, or descended from stowaways on a Viking ship?Bumble bees are a vital part of our lives and Earth's ecosystems, so much so that we've commercialized their breeding and shipped them across states, countries, and ecosystems for our benefit. However, all of that human interference has consequences. Bumble bees are pushing out native species and altering ecosystems worldwide. Pesticide use has led to the spread of disease in local colonies. And some species may be disappearing entirely.The Beekeepers is an expertly researched overview of bumble bees -- from hive hierarchies to how their brains work -- and the passionate humans and scientists who are fighting for their survival. With a thoughtful and accessible voice, researcher Dana Church introduces readers to the fascinating world of bumble bees, how and why some are thriving while others are floundering, and how both experts and regular citizens are working to ensure their future. Equal parts endearing, frustrating, and hopeful, this scientific narrative is essential for readers looking to understand and make an impact on our changing world.

The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life

The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0544583523
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A “mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss” from the acclaimed author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. (New York Times Book Review) Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.

100 Ideas that Changed the World

100 Ideas that Changed the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jheni Osman
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446417484
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Every once in a while, an idea comes along that makes the entire world sit up and take notice. From the earliest understandings of our place in the solar system, via Darwinism, DNA, neutrons and quarks, right up to the theories that are pushing the boundaries of our knowledge today, we are forever propelled forward by our most gifted scientific minds. In this fascinating book, former BBC Focus magazine editor Jheni Osman explores 100 of the most forward thinking, far-reaching and downright inspired ideas and inventions in history, each nominated by experts from all fields of science and engineering. With selections from established authorities such as Brian Cox, Patrick Moore, Richard Dawkins and Marcus du Sautoy, Osman covers topics as diverse as the Big Bang, vaccination, computing, radioactivity, human genomes, the wheel and many more. Each essay looks at the logic behind these great inventions, discoveries, theories and experiments, studying the circumstances that brought them into being and assessing the impact that they had on the world at large. An intriguing and thought-provoking collection, 100 Ideas that Changed the World offers us a glimpse into the minds behind history's greatest eureka moments.

Art That Changed the World

Art That Changed the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0744030331
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Experience the uplifting power of art on this breathtaking visual tour of 2,500 paintings and sculptures created by more than 700 artists from Michelangelo to Damien Hirst. This beautiful book brings you the very best of world art from cave paintings to Neoexpressionism. Enjoy iconic must-see works, such as Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper and Monet's Waterlilies and discover less familiar artists and genres from all parts of the globe. Art That Changed the World covers the full sweep of world art, including the Ming era in China, and Japanese, Hindu, and Indigenous Australian art. It analyses recurring themes such as love and religion, explaining key genres from Romanesque to Conceptual art. Art That Changed the World explores each artist's key works and vision, showing details of their technique, such as Leonardo's use of light and shade. It tells the story of avant-garde works like Manet's Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe (Lunch on the Grass), which scandalized society, and traces how one genre informed another - showing how the Impressionists were inspired by Gustave Courbet, for example, and how Van Gogh was influenced by Japanese prints. Lavishly illustrated throughout, look no further for your essential guide to the pantheon of world art.

Don't Stop Believin'

Don't Stop Believin' Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Raftery
Editor: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786727209
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Armed with a keen eye and a terrible singing voice, writer Brian Raftery sets out across the globe, tracing karaoke's evolution from cult fad to multi-million dollar phenomenon. In Japan, he meets Daisuke Inoue, the godfather of karaoke; in Thailand, he follows a group of Americans hoping to win the Karaoke World Championships; and in New York City, he hangs out backstage with the world's longest-running heavy-metal karaoke band. Along the way, Raftery chronicles his own time as an obsessive karaoke fan, recalling a life's worth of noisy relationships and poor song choices, and analyzing the karaoke-bar merits of such artists as Prince, Bob Dylan and Fugazi. Part cultural history, part memoir, Don't Stop Believin': How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life is a hilarious and densely reported look at the liberating effects of a good sing-along.

Ballad for Emma

Ballad for Emma Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Blanka Raguz
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1524651656
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Ballad for Emma depicts the life journey of a woman of Jewish descent who, amid the turmoil of the twentieth century, struggles both to survive and to cope with her love for a man she cannot have. Her story dovetails with that of the old Trencks Castle, whose fate is miraculously intertwined with hers. Set in Croatia and Hungary, this book explores the dramatic position of one woman under the fascist and communist regimes that left such bloody marks on Europe.

Txt Me

Txt Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: B. Bonin Bough
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1942952368
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What's bigger than the internet? Putting it in every pocket, and in every purse. This changes everything, in ways we are only beginning to understand. Mobile devices have become staples of daily life, and our nonstop use of them has changed society . . . forever. In Txt Me, B. Bonin Bough, one of the world's leaders in digital marketing, explores the exciting impact and future implications of mobile devices and digital communication on individuals, companies, and society. Including insights from the minds behind Coca-Cola, Conde Nast, NASCAR, and Twitter, Bough breaks down the often counterintuitive ways mobile devices and digital data are reshaping the way we experience, consume, and think, including: Why consumers now have more control of their shopping and spending How mobile phones have actually "rescued" language Why parents—not kids—should put down their phones How our relationship with politicians has evolved—and improved Why cell phones have improved our interaction with our surroundings—not hindered it How mobile devices are enabling us to better monitor, and enhance, our personal health Txt Me is a fascinating, funny, entertaining exploration of how our mobile society is changing the way we are behaving, reacting, thinking, learning, parenting, dating, having sex, eating, worshiping, exercising, and buying. It will challenge, surprise, provoke, and inspire you. Yes, the number on the cover is real. Text B. Bonin Bough at (646-759-1837) with your answers to any of the questions called out throughout the book. He will text back with his thoughts. Just remember to include the hashtag of the question you're answering in each text! Participating in the Txt Me experience may unlock exclusive deals and special offers. As your contribution is most important, please keep in mind that standard carrier rates regarding SMS or data may apply, and you can opt out whenever you wish by texting "Stop."

Hope That Changed the World

Hope That Changed the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Randy Verticchio
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504334701
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Hope That Changed the World by Randy Verticchio Summary

Hope That Changed the World is the story of a young woman, Rachel Leebay, and how her life would have been different had she chosen to carry her child to term. The child was a little girl that Rachel would have named Hope. Hope’s life would have caused a positive domino effect that would change Rachel, her family, and our entire country and world. Discover how one life can have an immeasurable impact on our world. Read Hope That Changed the World.

The Pariah

The Pariah Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Collin Wilcox
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A pious killer stalks the Tenderloin, hunting streetwalkers in the name of the Lord After years of turning tricks and shooting junk, Amy has reached the end of the line. Heroin has wrecked her body, and her pimp is contemplating cutting her loose when she takes a client to the Bayside Hotel. The john asks her to turn around and undress, and as she slips out of her clothes for the thousandth time, he places his hands around her neck and starts to squeeze. San Francisco Homicide does not rush to investigate the death of a hooker. Although Lieutenant Frank Hastings does his due diligence, he has no expectation of finding Amy’s killer. But when the trail leads him to the son of a famous TV evangelist, he realizes that the case may be even tougher than he expected. Elton Holloway is a fanatically religious young man—but does he love God enough to kill?

A Tear Changed the World

A Tear Changed the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Neville
Editor: FriesenPress
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Deirdre is a young girl who faces a challenge that all of us have met at one time or another; the loss of comfort and fear of the unknown. She is helped by friends she didn’t even no she had. Because of Deirdre, these friends embark on a journey of their own. Together they take you on a trek that is both ordinary and magical. All of this takes place in a theme park called Legend World. The story leaves out enough that you can use your own imagination as to what this park might include. Originally the story was supposed to be based on an existing park. However, permission was not granted to use it in the story, so many of its components had to be altered. Thus Legend World was born and invites you to see what can happen inside. Come and meet the World Legenders. How do they come to Deirdre’s aid?

How to Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero

How to Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cressida Cowell
Editor: Hachette Children\'s
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Read the HILARIOUS books that inspired the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON films! Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. Hiccup's father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Hope and the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne - but most of the time Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy, finding it hard to be a Hero. High up in the treacherous mists of the Murderous Mountains, Hiccup and the Company of the Dragonmark are in hiding. The witch's Spydragons are guarding the shores of Tomorrow - but Hiccup is determined to become King of the Wilderwest. Can Hiccup dodge the dragons and steal the King's Things back from Alvin before the Doomsday of Yule? And is there a traitor in Hiccup's camp who in the end will betray them all? ***Please note this ebook is TEXT ONLY and does not include the illustrations that appear in the printed book.*** READ ALL 12 BOOKS IN THE SERIES! You don't have to read the books in order, but if you want to, this is the right order: 1. How to Train Your Dragon 2. How to Be a Pirate 3. How to Speak Dragonese 4. How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse 5. How to Twist a Dragon's Tale 6. A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons 7. How to Ride a Dragon's Storm 8. How to Break a Dragon's Heart 9. How to Steal a Dragon's Sword 10. How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel 11. How to Betray a Dragon's Hero 12. How to Fight a Dragon's Fury How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network.

Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Graeber
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501143344
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From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are hordes of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. “Clever and charismatic” (The New Yorker), Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation and “a thought-provoking examination of our working lives” (Financial Times).

Five Speeches that Changed the World

Five Speeches that Changed the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ben F. Meyer
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Scratch the surface of Western culture and you will find signs of its Christian foundation. In laying these foundations, argues Ben F. Meyer, no ancient texts contributed more than the Gospel of Matthew, thanks to its primacy in the liturgy. The hallmark of his Gospel is its discourses: the Sermon on the Mount, the Missionary Discourse, the Parable Discourse, the Ecclesial Discourse, and the Eschatological Discourse--five speeches that changed the world.

When God Speaks, Who Will Listen?

When God Speaks, Who Will Listen? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dean P. Andrews
Editor: Inspiring Voices
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When I was young, I was mysteriously protected and kept from harm. I was hit by a car, severely burned on the palms of my hands, and literally thrown out of a car into a busy intersection. Somehow I never sustained any injuries. I had many questions as this divine protection and provision continued throughout my life. Little did I know that what I endured was part of a plan for me to know what I have now learned, and share this with all who will listen. These adventures with our heavenly Father not only gave me answers to my questions but also much understanding of our Father and His works. This book tells about my adventures and part of what I learned. It is the beginning of a series of books containing what our Father has taught me. It was not easy for me to hear. It was not easy for me to write. It is always difficult for us to listen to Him. All He is asking now is for us to listen to what He has told us from the beginning and respond.

Soros: The Life, Ideas, and Impact of the World's Most Influential Investor

Soros: The Life, Ideas, and Impact of the World's Most Influential Investor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Slater
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"A penniless survivor of the Nazi occupation of Hungary, George Soros is now one of the richest men in the world, and Robert Slater does an excellent job of helping us understand how Soros did it. . . . Slater distinguishes Soros from other great investors by explaining his mental processes . . . . He explains how Soros views markets as chaotic, not efficient, and very prone to boom-bust sequences. . . . Slater has written a fascinating volume."--Barron's The highly acclaimed bestseller updated to reveal Soros' role in our new economic and political era As a financial genius, global philanthropist, political activist, man of conscience, and the world's only investor with his own foreign policy--it cannot be denied that Soros is an enigmatic man of enormous influence. For more than four decades he has been so successful that he has been accused of directing the course of global markets and shaping the destinies of nations. Now, in this exhaustively updated and expanded edition of his 1996 bestseller, biographer Robert Slater separates fact from fiction to get at the truth about the mysterious figure of George Soros. Working from extensive interviews with Soros and those closest to him, Slater combines compelling biographical detail with scrupulous analysis to: Detail how Soros made his billions as a global currency trader and stock operator Chronicle his role in bringing down communism and establishing open societies to Eastern Europe and the former USSR Demystify Soros's macroeconomic approach to investing and his oft-misunderstood theory of reflexivity Explore his fanatical obsession with unseating George W. Bush in 2004 and his growing involvement with left-wing political activist groups Reveal George Soros's strategies for surviving and thriving in the chaos of today's credit markets

Around My World

Around My World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jason Thiessen
Editor: iUniverse
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In life we are occasionally faced with detours. Some of them are thrust upon us just when we think we have life all figured out. Sometimes, however, they are self-created. We choose to take them, driven by some inner desire or passion. Author Jason Thiessens extraordinary adventure was just such a detourborne of the dreams of a young boy with only an atlas as his guide to an unseen world. Nearly thirty years after those dreams began, they became a reality. Thiessen, a man with a wife, a career, and a mortgage, set out on a journey of discovery to find purpose and meaning while attempting to answer lifelong questions. His detour from an otherwise traditional life path took him to South America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, India, Southeast Asia, and Australia, ultimately traveling twice the distance of the circumference of the earth. Just as his adventure brought him from the heights of the Andes to the depths of the Dead Sea, so too did Thiessen take an emotional journey from feelings of excitement, fulfillment, and joy to those of anger, frustration, and despair. Around My World: A Detour on Lifes Journey tells a story for anyone who is on their own journey to reconcile modern-day pressures and realities with the insights that world travel can bring to ones life.

Arise & Impact the World

Arise & Impact the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kay Mbayise
Editor: AuthorHouse
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In this book I pose four questions to the reader, which are : What is my role as a Christian in the Political Sphere ? What is my role as a Christian in the Ministry God has placed me ? What keys can I use to graduate from a life of failure to that of Victory? What keys can we use to make our Ministry to become Victorious ? The answers I give in the book are based on various messages I have heard and practiced throughout my life as a Christian but mostly inspired by messages preached at the Shekinah Conference at the Praise Christian Center in Lusaka, Zambia. I have backed up all the answers with scriptures from the word of God as I believe that it provides answers to all worldly problems. A Victorious Ministry consists of Victorious Christians who are active in both the Ministry and the Political World. When Christians Arise to this fact, they will Impact the World with the gospel of Jesus Christ

Simon Cowell - The Man Who Changed the World

Simon Cowell - The Man Who Changed the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dave Nolan,David Nolan
Editor: Kings Road Publishing
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Leona Lewis. Kelly Clarkson. Susan Boyle. JLS. These are some of the biggest names in music today. But they all have a single common denominator of success, and his name is Simon Cowell.Simon's uncanny ability to spot talent - and his way of shooting down those without it - has made him both the most popular and feared reality TV show judge of all time. He's the star of hit shows like Pop idol, American Idol and Britain's Got Talent. And it doesn't end there - he's bringing his biggest success so far, The X Factor, stateside. Simon Cowell looks unstoppable. This in-depth and fascinating biography looks at the man behind the incredible TV talent show phenomenon. A must-read for any fan, it charts his success from the mailroom of EMI to the launch of his own label, Syco, and the incredible journey that has made him the first billion dollar man in British TV. This is his unforgettable true story.

A Soul Promise

A Soul Promise Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donna Kenworthy
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Donna Kenworthy's first book, A 1?900 PSYCHIC SPEAKS, told of her experiences working as a professional psychic. Her memoir, A SOUL PROMISE, relates her lifelong spiritual quest. From her first mystical experience with the Divine Light as a young child, she felt a longing for her true home. Questions filled her mind that traditional answers and dogma could never satisfy. Ever the seeker rather than a follower, she allowed herself to remain open to esoteric teachings, personal supernatural occurrences, and inner knowing. In the late 1970's, her life changed dramatically when she had an out-of-body experience and returned in the company of a spirit guide. In the ensuing years, Ms. Kenworthy became a channel for her guide, who offered psychic as well as philosophical information. In 1986, shaken by having had foreknowledge of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, she left behind her native California to seek the reason she had been given such remarkable information. In the midst of her quest, an astounding vision captures her soul. As she chronicles her personal spiritual journey, sharing her fears, doubts, and wonders, she continues to try to decode the mystery of a recurrent message, "Now is the Time!" It would take many years for her to discover that her earthly mission was to learn who and what we really are. In the end, she acknowledges that her younger self knew all along We are not these physical beings, but spiritual beings whose true home is with God.


Unearthed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Claire Ratinon
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473593867
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"When we speak of our origins, that which made us, we speak of our roots. We acknowledge how our identities are intertwined with land, whether it's the one we are standing on or another we lay claim to." Unearthed is the story of how Claire Ratinon found belonging through falling in love with growing plants. For years her troubled relationship with the land of her birth left her feeling unwanted, but reconnecting with nature allowed her finally to put down roots. Like many diasporic people of colour, Claire grew up feeling cut off from the natural world. She lived in cities, reluctant to be outdoors and stuck with the belief that success and status could fill the space where belonging was absent. Through learning the practice of growing food, she unpicked her beliefs about who she ought to be. Over her first year living in the English countryside and with the first vegetable patch of her own, she finds a pathway back to nature's embrace. And through growing the food of Mauritius, recording her parents' stories and exploring the history of the island, she also strengthens her connection to her homeland. A beautiful work of nature-writing, memoir and storytelling, Unearthed urges us to look to the world outside for the belonging and home we seek. It is a heartfelt call to reconsider our history, the way we think about nature and the complex relationships we all have with the land.

Pale Rider

Pale Rider Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laura Spinney
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473523923
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Read the devastating story of the Spanish flu - the twentieth century's greatest killer – and discover what it can teach us about the current Covid-19 pandemic. 'Both a saga of tragedies and a detective story... Pale Rider is not just an excavation but a reimagining of the past' Guardian With a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918–1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history. And yet, in our popular conception it exists largely as a footnote to World War I. In Pale Rider, Laura Spinney recounts the story of an overlooked pandemic, tracing it from Alaska to Brazil, from Persia to Spain, and from South Africa to Odessa. She shows how the pandemic was shaped by the interaction of a virus and the humans it encountered; and how this devastating natural experiment put both the ingenuity and the vulnerability of humans to the test. Laura Spinney demonstrates that the Spanish flu was as significant – if not more so – as two world wars in shaping the modern world; in disrupting, and often permanently altering, global politics, race relations, family structures, and thinking across medicine, religion and the arts. ‘Weaves together global history and medical science to great effect ... Riveting.’ Sunday Times

The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Randy Pausch
Editor: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401395511
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"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.