Language Rights

Language Rights


Author : V. Pupavac
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137284048
Pages : 317 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (137 users)

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Exploring language rights politics in theoretical, historical and international context, this book brings together debates from law, sociolinguistics, international politics, and the history of ideas. The author argues that international language rights advocacy supports global governance of language and questions freedoms of speech and expression.


Expanding Curriculum Theory

Expanding Curriculum Theory


Author : William M. Reynolds
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134704437
Pages : 178 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

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Expanding Curriculum Theory, Second Edition carries through the major focus of the original volume—to reflect on the influence of Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of "lines of flight" and its application to curriculum theorizing. What is different is that the lines of flight have since shifted and produced expanded understandings of this concept for curriculum theory and for education in general. This edition reflects the impact of events that have contributed to this shift, in particular the (il)logic of school policy changes and reforms in the past decade, and the continued explosion of social media and its effect on the collective understanding of how both "knowledge" and "education" work as forms of repression. The introduction updates the text and puts it into current debates in the field and in the larger socio-economic milieu. New dis/positions are presented that explore central questions circulating within and outside curriculum studies. Exciting scholarship on a range of topics includes notions of desire and commodities, youth culture and violence, new directions in curriculum theory, Eco-Ethical consciousness, new Deleuzian views of normality, the diffusion of technology and lines of flight in transnational curriculum inquiry.


Changing Planes

Changing Planes


Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0575100303
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (575 users)

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'All le Guin's stories are metaphors for the one human story; all her fantastic planets are this one' Margaret Atwood ARMCHAIR TRAVEL FOR THE MIND: It was Sita Dulip who discovered, whilst stuck in an airport, unable to get anywhere, how to change planes - literally. With a kind of a twist and a slipping bend, easier to do than describe, she could go anywhere - be anywhere - because she was already between planes ... and on the way back from her sister's wedding, she missed her plane in Chicago and found herself in Choom. The author, armed with this knowledge and Rornan's invaluable Handy Planetary Guide - although not the Encyclopedia Planeria, as that runs to forty-four volumes - has spent many happy years exploring places as diverse as Islac and the Veksian plane. CHANGING PLANES is an intriguing, enticing mixture of GULLIVER'S TRAVELS and THE HITCH-HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY; a cross between Douglas Adams and Alain de Botton: a mix of satire, cynicism and humour by one of the world's best writers.


The Rough Guide to Mexico

The Rough Guide to Mexico


Author : John Fisher
Publisher : Rough Guides
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ISBN : 9781843532538
Pages : 994 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (532 users)

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The Rough Guide to Mexico is the most comprehensive guide available and an essential companion to anyone visiting this country, whether on a package tour, backpacking or on a prolonged business trip. This fully-updated and revised 6th edition includes hundreds of incisive accounts of the sights, providing fresh takes on the well-established attractions and uncovering lesser-known gems. Detailed practical advice is given on activities in every corner of this vibrant nation from the beaches to the bustling cities to the ancient Mayan temples. The guide also includes significant historical and cultural information to give the reader a well-rounded understanding of Mexico, past and present.


Jordan

Jordan


Author : Matthew Teller
Publisher : Rough Guides
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ISBN : 9781858287409
Pages : 524 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (287 users)

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THE ROUGH GUIDE TO JORDAN is the essential handbook to the Middle East's most alluring destination. Features include: Full-colour section introducing Jordan's highlights. Detailed accounts of all the sights and attractions, including the ancient city of Petra, the Red Sea resort of Aqaba and the desert cliffs of Wadi Rum. Up-to-the-minute reviews of the best places to eat, drink and stay - in all price ranges. Practical guidance on experiencing the unspoilt natural environment, from diving in the Red Sea to trekking and wildlife spotting, plus informed background on history, religion, art, politics and nature. Maps and plans for every region.


The Family Travel Handbook

The Family Travel Handbook


Author : Lonely Planet
Publisher : Lonely Planet
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ISBN : 1788689208
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (788 users)

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Full of practical advice and ideas from Lonely Planet's parents to you, this essential guide gives you the lowdown on amazing travel experiences - and how to plan and enjoy them with your family. From navigating air and train travel to how to approach unfamiliar meals, this trip planner encourages curiosity, exploration and independence.


From A Clear Blue Sky

From A Clear Blue Sky


Author : Timothy Knatchbull
Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1407089269
Pages : 448 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (47 users)

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Winner of the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Literary Award, and nominated for the PEN/JR Ackerley prize. The powerful memoir of a Mullaghmore bombing survivor, as dramatised in THE CROWN ___________________________________ On the August bank holiday weekend in 1979, 14-year-old Timothy Knatchbull went on a boat trip off the shore of Mullaghmore in County Sligo, Ireland, with many members of his family. By noon, an IRA bomb had destroyed the boat, leaving four dead. The author survived, but his grandparents, a family friend, and his 14-year-old twin brother did not. Lord Mountbatten, his grandfather - and uncle to the Duke of Edinburgh - was the target, and became one of the IRA's most high-profile assassinations. In telling this story for the first time, Knatchbull is not only revisiting the terrible events he and his family lived through, but also writing an intensely personal account of human triumph over tragedy. It is a story of recovery, not just from physical wounds but deep emotional trauma. Knatchbull and his parents were too badly injured to attend the funerals of those killed, a sadness that intensified their profound sense of loss. Taking place in Ireland at the height of the Troubles, it gives a compelling insight into that period of Irish history. But more importantly it brings home that although tragedy can strike at any moment, the human spirit is able to forgive, to heal and to move on. It will resonate with readers the world over. ___________________________________ 'From a Clear Blue Sky is a minute by minute story of what happened that day, and what happened afterwards. It is a proper four-hanky bawler, and the exactitude of the story is what makes it so moving ... He provides a convincing account of the extent to which he has been able to accept, forgive and move on. His narrative power is such that the reader can't always share his equanimity. It is a book that is as saddening as it is sad - but much more angering than it is angry' Daily Mail 'This is an extremely moving book. Beyond providing a phenomenally detailed evocation of his own family's trauma, Knatchbull has lots of wise things to say about how we survive horrors - of all kinds - in our lives. He writes with great tenderness and an admirable lack of sentimentality' Zoe Heller 'Affecting and intimate' Mail on Sunday 'Testament to a remarkable, benevolent soul ... With this public love letter he has found a way to say goodbye' The Sunday Times


Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door

Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door


Author : Rick Steves
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1631216260
Pages : 1385 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (631 users)

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe. With Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door, you'll learn how to: Plan your itinerary and maximize your time Pack light and right Find good-value hotels and restaurants Travel smoothly by train, bus, car, and plane Avoid crowds and tourist scams Hurdle the language barrier Understand cultural differences and connect with locals Save money while enjoying the trip of a lifetime After 30+ years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life's work, and with his expert introductions to the top destinations in Europe, choosing your next trip will be easy and stress-free. Using the travel skills in this book, you'll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.


Banged-Up Heart

Banged-Up Heart


Author : Shirley Melis
Publisher : SCB Distributors
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ISBN : 1938288866
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (938 users)

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Banged-Up Heart by Shirley Melis is an intimate and clear-eyed account of finding love late and losing it early—and of the strength it takes to fall madly in love a second time, be forced to relinquish that love too soon, and yet choose to love again. When her husband of thirty years dies suddenly, Shirley Melis is convinced she will never find another man like Joe. Then she meets John, a younger man who tells her during their first conversation that he has lived for many years with a rare but manageable cancer. She is swept off her feet in a whirlwind courtship, and within months, made brave by the early death of a friend's husband, she asks him to marry her! What follows is a year-long odyssey of travel and a growing erotic and creative partnership—until a mysterious bump on John's forehead proves to be one of several tumors in his brain and spine. The nine months that follow are filled with a life-threatening infection, three brain surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy. Two years and one week after their wedding, John dies at the age of fifty-nine. More than just a love story or a memoir of mourning, Banged-Up Heart comes down solidly on the side of life. It takes you deep inside an ordinary woman, her deeply felt grief butting up against her desire for more than companionship: passion, sexual fulfillment, and self-realization. It bears eloquent witness to the wild trust it takes to fall madly in love and risk profound loss—a second time. Ultimately, it shows that it is possible to dance with a banged-up heart.


The sedan-chair, and Sir Wilfred's seven flights

The sedan-chair, and Sir Wilfred's seven flights


Author : Clara de Chatelain
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Pages : 552 pages
Rating Book: 4.D/5 ( users)

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Imaginary voyages in a sedan chair to places on and off the globe.


The Sedan-chair; and Sir Wilfred's Seven Flights. With Illustrations

The Sedan-chair; and Sir Wilfred's Seven Flights. With Illustrations


Author : Clara de Chatelain
Publisher :
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Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 ( users)

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Mindscan

Mindscan


Author : Robert J. Sawyer
Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN : 9781429914697
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (914 users)

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Hugo Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer is back with Mindscan, a pulse-pounding, mind-expanding standalone novel, rich with his signature philosophical and ethical speculations, all grounded in cutting-edge science. Jake Sullivan has cheated death: he's discarded his doomed biological body and copied his consciousness into an android form. The new Jake soon finds love, something that eluded him when he was encased in flesh: he falls for the android version of Karen, a woman rediscovering all the joys of life now that she's no longer constrained by a worn-out body either. But suddenly Karen's son sues her, claiming that by uploading into an immortal body, she has done him out of his inheritance. Even worse, the original version of Jake, consigned to die on the far side of the moon, has taken hostages there, demanding the return of his rights of personhood. In the courtroom and on the lunar surface, the future of uploaded humanity hangs in the balance. Mindscan is vintage Sawyer -- a feast for the mind and the heart. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


The Travel Map

The Travel Map


Author : Marko Tusar
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1411684443
Pages : 714 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (411 users)

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A sample of the highlights of the world covering 35 countries and derived from six round-the-world trips.


The Day-by-Day Baby Book

The Day-by-Day Baby Book


Author : DK
Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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ISBN : 0241506077
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (241 users)

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The Day-by-Day Baby Book is the only ebook that new parents need for the extraordinary first year of their baby's life. Covering every single day of the first twelve months and all aspects of baby care and development, the ebook has unrivalled detail on everything from breast feeding to bonding all provided by a team of experts including paediatricians, midwives, psychologists and nutritionists. Companion to the popular The Day-by-Day Pregnancy Book, you'll find unbiased advice on babycare providing you with the pros and cons of various approaches as well as practical "how to" boxes and a comprehensive health section on common childhood ailments. The Day-by-Day Baby Book is the perfect companion to have with you throughout your baby's first year.


Planes of Existence

Planes of Existence


Author : Kyle Lance Proudfoot
Publisher : AuthorHouse
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ISBN : 1491877480
Pages : 380 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (491 users)

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? Planes Of Existence is a Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel with a good dosage of Humor and Horror which I, Kyle Lance Proudfoot, have written. It combines the best elements of both science fiction and fantasy and is hyper modern and futuristic taking place on far distant planets in the Universe. Leading from The Black Dungeon Doorway which is published by AuthorHouse UK it expands upon Character Classes introduced in The Free Show giving life to their profiles. There is great adventure, plenty of magic and technological devices and absolutely phenomenal battles. There is also a strong portrayal of the theme of Light and Shadow. I maintain my highly descriptive and exciting style of writing. ? Planes Of Existence is Part 2, the sequel of The Black Dungeon Doorway. This will give me time to promote and try to make a bestseller of The Black Dungeon Doorway which is already published by AuthorHouse UK. There is also a Free Draft Promo of it. ? My plan is to write a trilogy; the third title is The Door Of Light or Door Of Light and is a progression towards the Light and Good which is standard in all stories and most Hollywood plot lines.


Physical Asset Management for the Executive

Physical Asset Management for the Executive


Author : Howard W. Penrose
Publisher : SUCCESS by DESIGN
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ISBN : 9780971245068
Pages : 132 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (245 users)

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Proper management of physical assets remains as the single largest business improvement opportunity in the 21st Century. Based upon the U.S. Census Bureau, an 1979 maintenance study performed by MIT and recent reliability and maintenance studies, the size of the asset maintenance industry in the USA was $1.2 trillion in 2005, in which $750 billion was the direct cost of poor physical asset maintenance and management. Of the $12.5 trillion GDP for the USA, an additional 20% was lost due to poor or improper physical asset investment while over 60% of businesses rely upon maintaining equipment reactively. Dr. Penrose discusses the strategies that must be applied to your business to take advantage of this last frontier in business improvement. Determine where you stand by asking yourself this one question: The next time you get on that elevator or airplane, what if they are maintaining it the same way you maintain your facilities and production equipment; would you want to ride?


Archaeology

Archaeology


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