Reveals techniques for achieving spiritual immortality through an in-depth exploration of Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching • Includes practices and meditations for living in harmony with the Tao (universal essence) and Te (kind action) • Reveals the integration of heavenly and human power in the mystic field within us • Presents Tao Huang's English translation of the Tao Te Ching from the original Chinese Mawangdui text unearthed in 1973 For over 2,500 years the words of the Tao Te Ching, the primary scripture of Laoism and Taoism, have been regarded as among the greatest treasures of the world. Lao-tzu, whose name means “the ancient child,” wrote these brief but essential verses that have both confounded and conferred blessings on humankind. Now Taoist masters Mantak Chia and Tao Huang guide readers through the origins of this philosophy, the meaning behind its 5,000 pictographs, and the way of living that generations have followed. While the text of the Tao Te Ching has been passed down in literary form for generations, the essence of the text can be understood only through heart awakening--a true integration of body and mind--made possible with the insights and exercises in this book. The authors analyze Lao-tzu's teachings, line by line, and offer meditations, interpretations, and practical illustrations that clarify the true meaning and purpose of this classic text.
Author: Jason Vuic
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Six months after its American introduction in 1985, the Yugo was a punch line; within a year, it was a staple of late-night comedy. By 2000, NPR's Car Talk declared it "the worst car of the millennium." And for most Americans that's where the story begins and ends. Hardly. The short, unhappy life of the car, the men who built it, the men who imported it, and the decade that embraced and discarded it is rollicking and astounding, and one of the greatest untold business-cum-morality tales of the 1980s. Mix one rabid entrepreneur, several thousand "good" communists, a willing U.S. State Department, the shortsighted Detroit auto industry, and improvident bankers, shake vigorously, and you've got The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History. Brilliantly re-creating the amazing confluence of events that produced the Yugo, Yugoslav expert Jason Vuic uproariously tells the story of the car that became an international joke: The American CEO who happens upon a Yugo right when his company needs to find a new import or go under. A State Department eager to aid Yugoslavia's nonaligned communist government. Zastava Automobiles, which overhauls its factory to produce an American-ready Yugo in six months. And a hole left by Detroit in the cheap subcompact market that creates a race to the bottom that leaves the Yugo . . . at the bottom.
The decline of formal religious systems has left a moral and emotional emptiness in Western culture. George Steiner, internationally renowned thinker and scholar, pursues this and examines the alternative "mythologies" of Marxism, Freudian psychology, L vi-Straussian anthropology, and fads of irrationality.
Focus on the fundamental principles and practices of effective management today with DuBrin’s comprehensive, yet concise, ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT, 9E. This brief but thorough new edition functions both as a solid introduction for new students or an in-depth review of core concepts and the latest research and applications for working professionals. Written from the first edition as an essentials text, this book is not a condensation of a larger text, but provides concise, complete coverage that clearly translates the latest research, theories, and management experiences into actual practice. The author’s proven functional approach introduces the role of a manager and today’s managerial environment before exploring critical topics in planning, organizing, leading, and control. This edition addresses emerging issues, such as sustainability and environmental concerns, management in difficult times, employee morale, diverse workforces, and teamwork. New coverage of ethics, personal productivity, the latest information technology, and decision making are also included. Compelling, memorable examples show how leaders effectively apply principles of management in a wide variety of business settings. New action features, new online skill builders, new cases and video cases work with proven exercises and self-assessment quizzes to help readers develop the managerial, interpersonal, and technical skills necessary for outstanding career success. Help your students acquire the knowledge and skills to manage, lead, and successfully compete in today’s rapidly changing business environment with DuBrin’s ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT, 9E. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Chase Reynolds Ewald
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
An intimate look at rustic homes, cabins, architecture, and decorating in true American rustic style. Included are fresh takes on traditional log cabins, sustainable projects, artistic abodes, and places for play—all artistically photographed and discussed in exquisite prose. From a New Mexico Pueblo to a New York lake house, from humble to grand, these dream retreats will carry away your imagination. CHASE REYNOLDS EWALD has been writing about food, design, travel, and lifestyle for 25 years. A graduate of Yale and the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley, she is currently Senior Editor of Western Art & Architecture Magazine. She lives in Tiburon, California. AUDREY HALL’S photography has been widely published; her feature stories have appeared in The New York Times, Interiors, Luxe, Preservation, Country Living, Sunset, and the Wall Street Journal. She lives in Livingston, Montana.
Author: Hywel Roberts, Debra Kidd
Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
Hywel Roberts and Debra Kidd’s Uncharted Territories: Adventures in learning is a book of prompts, provocations and possibilities designed to nourish creativity and generate ideas that will get teachers and pupils excited about learning. In this time of high-stakes testing, growing mental health issues among young people and increasing pressure on teachers to focus on rote repetition and practice papers, we have to step back and ask: “What is the purpose of education?” If you think it is to get children through tests, then this book is probably not for you. If, however, you think it is to develop wisdom in children – the capacity to think, to apply knowledge, to empathise, to weigh up evidence, to consider consequences and to make informed choices – then this book is most definitely for you. Rooted in practice and grounded in research, Uncharted Territories invites a reassessment of what curriculum coverage can look like and provides an abundance of hooks into exploratory learning that place learners – of whatever age – knee-deep in dilemma, so that they are thinking deeply, analytically and imaginatively. These are not knowledge organisers or schemes of work; rather they are inspirational forays into imagined contexts for learning which, as fantastical as they may appear, always have the real world as their destination. Signposted by story starters and inductive questions – not to mention the beautiful illustrations which are sure to fire children’s imaginations – Hywel and Debra’s innovative routes to learning will help teachers stray from the beaten track of the curriculum and instil in learners a sense of purpose as they discover, manipulate and apply knowledge and skills across a range of collaborative, cross-curricular problem-solving contexts. Each chapter focuses on a different place – such as a remote castle or a mysterious cave, where the learning will be applied and challenged – and is packed with starting points and “what ifs ...?” to establish rich landscapes for exploration and a wide range of opportunities for discussion and writing. To help map out the territory ahead, Hywel and Debra guide the teacher around the key learning landmarks linked to each context’s overarching concepts and lines of inquiry, and point out the many different curriculum areas to which the explorations naturally lend themselves to. The authors go further by offering transferable ideas which can be adjusted to work with whatever age group, as well as a variety of context-based tasks to enable the teacher to explore how elements of, for example, literacy and/or numeracy could be incorporated in order to save curriculum time. While Uncharted Territories is a rallying call to arms for the imagination, in each of its chapters Hywel and Debra also delve into the why in order to present the teacher with a comprehensive debrief of the learning processes and the theoretical and academic underpinning. Furthermore, the authors provide a helpful listing of drama techniques and relevant books and poems that can be incorporated into the learning journeys, as well as useful advice on how to assess and evidence their outcomes. Designed for use with learners of all ages, from early years to secondary. Chapters and contexts for exploration include: 1. The Forest, 2. The Castle, 3. The Graveyard, 4. The Mountain, 5. The Ship, 6. The Universe, 7. The Wasteland, 8. The Zoo, 9. The Cave, 10. The Theme Park.
Extremity Vol. 1: Artist
Author: Daniel Warren Johnson
Publisher: Image Comics
Thea dreams. Not of a better life, but of revenge on the clan that ruined her family. With ferocious battles between man, machines, and monsters ahead who knows where her quest for vengeance will take her? Creator DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON (Space Mullet) and colorist MIKE SPICER present a bold new vision, where the beauty and imagination of Studio Ghibli meet the intensity of Mad Max, in this all-new Skybound Original. Collects EXTREMITY #1-6
In this detailed overview of the history of the handmade book, Avrin looks at the development of scripts and styles of illumination, the making of manuscripts, and the technological processes involved in paper-making and book-binding.
Author: Julian Weiss
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Despite Asia's protracted economic troubles, the region is poised to recover and perhaps become stronger than ever. This timely work identifies the major challenges facing Asia's Four Tigers (Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong), Japan, China, and their Southeast Asian neighbors (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines) as the region increases it role and stature on the world stage. Highly regarded Asia policy makers and opinion shapers consider such key questions as: What is the appropriate response to China's ascent? Are there prospects for U.S.-Asian partnerships (in such areas as the environment)? Is economic cooperation between both sides of the Pacific realistic? How can Americans gain from Asia's attempts to rebuild her institutions? And will East Asia and the United States adjust to a multi-polar security and economic milieu?
The City of Lies
Author: Michael Russell
One of Irish Times' Best Crime Novels of 2017! Dublin, September 1940. An IRA attempt to capture the British diplomatic bag on its way from Ireland to England leaves a Guard dead on the streets of Dublin. Two days later a pitched battle between warring gangs erupts at one of Ireland's biggest race meetings. In the Irish countryside, the cremated bodies of a family of four are found in their burned-out house. Connections between these events become clear to Detective Inspector Stefan Gillespie when he is dispatched to investigate the four dead bodies - or is he there to cover something up? He is soon treading on the toes of Ireland's burgeoning Intelligence industry - Irish, British and German, all playing against each other, all watching each other, all plagued by rogue operators they can't control. Meanwhile certainty grows that Hitler is about to invade England, with Ireland in the firing line. And then Stefan is asked to go to Berlin on a sensitive mission the Irish government doesn't want anyone to know about. The journey will take him not only to Berlin and the heart of the war, but to a murder that touches the city's small Irish community and opens a window on to the heart of Europe's darkness... Praise for Michael Russell: 'Atmospheric thriller' Sunday Times 'Michael Russell is a master at building tension. This is a thriller to keep you guessing and gasping' Daily Mail 'Complex but compelling . . . utterly vivid and convincing . . . Michael Russell's style is a pleasure: easy, fluent, clear, always calm and never over-heated' Independent on Sunday 'A superb, atmospheric thriller . . . A page turner of high quality, populated by a marvellous set of fictional characters, interwoven cleverly with real characters of the era. Highly recommended' Irish Independent
Author: Walden F. Bello, Shea Cunningham, Bill Rau
Publisher: Food First Books
Bello argues that lower barriers to imports, removal of restrictions on foreign investments, privatisation of state owned activities, reduction in social welfare spending, and wage cuts and devaluation of local currencies - all conditions of structural adjustment loans from the North - have had disastrous consequences. Dark Victory is now reissued with a new epilogue by the authors."--Jacket.
Nobel Prize-winning dramatist Luigi Pirandello is known worldwide for his innovative, complex plays. In Pirandello's Theatre of Living Masks, Umberto Mariani and Alice Gladstone Mariani offer the first new edition in nearly sixty years of six of his major works - Liola, It Is So If You Think So, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Henry IV, Each in His Own Way, and The Mountain Giants. Mariani and Mariani's translations of these texts are both vibrant and faithful to the originals, using contemporary expressions and unambiguous language to facilitate readability and comprehension. This edition also offers a critical introduction to each play's most significant characters and structures, highlighting themes and poetics as they correspond to Pirandello's entire body of work. Pirandello's Theatre of Living Masks will appeal to those already familiar with his plays and those looking to discover one of the twentieth century's great dramatists.
Author: Agnes Husslein-Arco, Alfred Weidinger