Critical Edition of the War of Worlds – H G Wells?s Scientific Romance
Book DescriptionAward-winning poetry in a bilingual edition, by Portugal's best-known living poet. Eugénio de Andrade is the author of twenty-nine volumes of poetry as well as numerous children's books, collections of prose writings, and translations into Portuguese of Sappho, Federico García Lorca, and Yannis Ritsos. Forbidden Words: Selected Poetry of Eugénio de Andrade, is based on the poet's own retrospective Antologia Breve ("Brief Anthology") of 1998, expanded and edited for English-speaking readers by his longtime translator, Alexis Levitin. Marguerite Yourcenar spoke of "the well-tempered clavier" of Andrade's poems, Gregory Rabassa of his "succint lyricism...summing things up in a moment, much like haiku." His verse, deeply rooted in the rural landscapes of his childhood and in the ancient Greek lyric, have the clarity of light on sand, radiating pagan intimations of immortality.
The Worlds of American Intellectual History follows American thinkers and their ideas as they have crossed national, institutional, and intellectual boundaries. The volume explores ways in which American ideas have circulated in different cultures. It also examines the multiple sites-from social movements, museums, and courtrooms to popular and scholarly books and periodicals-in which people have articulated and deployed ideas within and beyond the borders of the United States.
The War of the Worlds is one of the most frightening science fiction novels ever written. When a spaceship falls from the sky and lands in southern England, few people are worried. But when strange creatures climb out and start killing, nobody is safe.
The Great Map of Mankind – Perceptions of new Worlds in the Age of Enlightenment
On the eve of the Second World War, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous for the twentieth century's most outlandish adventurers, all under the watchful eye of the illustrious Sir Victor Sassoon. Emily 'Mickey' Hahn arrived there at the height of the Depression. A legendary New Yorker journalist, Hahn's vivid writing would play a crucial role in opening Western eyes to the realities of life in China. But on reaching Shanghai, Hahn was nursing a broken heart after a disappointing affair with an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter; she was convinced she would never love again. Checking in to Sassoon's glittering Cathay Hotel, Hahn was absorbed into the social swirl of the expats drawn to pre-war China, among them Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Harold Acton and the colourful gangster Morris 'Two-Gun' Cohen. But when she met Zau Sinmay, a Chinese poet from an illustrious family, she discovered the real Shanghai through his eyes: the city of rich colonials, triple agents, opium-smokers, displaced Chinese peasants, and increasingly desperate White Russian and Jewish refugees - a place her innate curiosity led her to explore first hand. Danger lurked on the horizon, though, as the brutal Japanese occupation destroyed the seductive world of pre-war Shanghai, paving the way for Mao Tse-tung and the Communists' rise to power. A compelling tale of fatal glamour and forbidden love, Shanghai Grand is their story, meticulously researched and vividly told.
The African National Congress (ANC) members have to decide on the 53rd National Conference if nationalization of the mines will become part of the political economic strategy of South Africa. To understand the many aspects surrounding this question this thesis explores how (1) a public debate emerged on nationalization of the mines, (2) what the chances are that nationalization of the mines truly becomes ANC-policy and (3) if nationalization of the South African mines can be the solution against the two unequal "economic worlds" in South Africa?
Предлагаем вниманию любителей научной фантастики знаменитый роман Г.Дж.Уэллса "Война миров", одну из первых книг, написанных в этом жанре. Издание адресовано студентам языковых вузов, а также всем любителям англоязычной литературы и, в частности, фантастики.
"Ancient Worlds" tells the epic story of civilization, and the cities that made us who we are. The path of human progress is one of enlightenment and cruelty, achievement and bloodshed, creation and destruction. Here Richard Miles reaches back into our distant past to bring alive its most glorious and terrible people and places: from the first ever city in Mesopotamia to the death cults of Egypt, from the Phoenician seafarers who invented the alphabet to the brutal Assyrian empire, and on to the great city-states of Athens and Rome. By choosing to live together with strangers in vast urban settings, Miles shows, humans harnessed the very best and the worst of ourselves, setting civilization in motion and forging the modern world.
Digital Mantras – The Languages of Abstract & Virtual Worlds
The Braid of Literature – Children?s Worlds of Reading
Biodiversity loss and indigenous natural resource regimes has been topical within conservation circles and governments in the last two decades, particularly after the Rio de Jainero conference of 1992. Although, Indigenous involvement in biodiversity regimes is acclaimed critical to sustainable development especially within West Africa, however, research from this region are still fragmentary, uni-discipline and anecdotal. The present research in its study questions, approaches this subject holistically and uses a mixed method analysis for assessing the socio-ecological interactions reviewed in the book. Thus, providing empirical evidence from the study area. The case studies presented from the Niger Delta, provide insights into how biodiversity loss within the region should be tackled, as government's repertoire of legislation which defines access and control of natural resources is hardly reflected within communities in the Delta.The interdisciplinary approach adopted in this work will appeal to a wide audience; including environmental advocates, social anthropologist,conservation biologists and developmental planners in the quest for sustainable management of biodiversity
Digital Mantras: the Languages of Abstract & Virtual Worlds – CD
The Braid of Literature – Children?s Worlds of Reading (Paper)