Transnational studies has increased dramatically in the last few years, particularly among Chinese students. Understanding their experience within the framework of transformative learning theory and Confucianism reveals that transformative learning takes places through the use of Chinese proverbs, sayings and metaphors, rather than discourse. These proverbs, sayings and metaphors mediate transformative learning and provide a reoriented sense of harmony, consistent with unique tenets of Confucianism.
World Subverted: A Generic Analysis of Children’s Fiction examines three important works in English children’s fiction: C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Philip Pullman’s The Subtle Knife, the second book of his trilogy His Dark Materials, and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher���s Stone. The novels are analyzed in terms of their approaches toward the conventions of fairy tale, fantasy and romance; to this end the novels are evaluated in relation to their concept of chronotope, and the quest of good versus evil. While the secondary world or multiple worlds presented are analyzed in terms of their perception of time and space along with the presentation of the supernatural elements, the characters are evaluated in terms of the common classification good versus evil. The main argument of this study concentrates on the gradual estrangement from the crystal clear distinctions of the fairy tale genre to a more shadowy, pessimistic, and ambivalent vision of the fantastic in the children’s literature.
With the emergence of information technology tools, organizational teams often work virtually, relying on IT tools to successfully collaborate. Early reports indicated that many of these partially distributed teams (PDTs) experience difficulty, particularly in the areas of geographic distance, temporal distance and cultural distance. To date, the common tools used to facilitate PDT communication and coordination are email, instant messenger, conference calls, and collaborative Internet environments such as Basecamp, Drupal, and others that have features such as wikis, message boards and shared file space. With the emergence of 3D virtual worlds, the technology is present to begin a new era of experiments in PDT collaboration. This research study examined PDTs collaborating in primarily 2D, text-based environments to PDTs collaborating in both 2D environments and a 3D virtual world, ProtoSphere. Data were collected around nine different dependent variables pulled from virtual teaming literature, as well as usage data on various types of media employed to collaborate. Significant findings were found relating to several variables, particularly team conflict.
Sex is forbidden at the Dasgupta Institute. So what is the sparkling, magnetically attractive Beth Marriot doing here? Beth is fighting demons: a catastrophic series of events has undermined all prospect of happiness. Trauma leaves her no alternative but to bury herself in the austere asceticism of a community that wakes at 4am, doesn't permit eye contact, let alone speech, and keeps men and women strictly segregated. But the curious self dies hard. Conflicted and wayward, Beth stumbles on a diary and cannot keep away from it, or the man who wrote it.
Power Girl and Huntress come face to face with Superman and Batman for the first time! In this BATMAN/SUPERMAN crossover, desperate times call for desperate measure as the Worlds' Finest reveal their origin to the fellow team. The two teams must work together to stop Kaizan Gamorra's plot to depower Power Girl and unlock the secrets of Superman of Earth 2! But following such a team up, what world will Power Girl and Huntress choose?
Герберт Уэллс - знаменитый английский писатель рубежа XIX-XX века, яркий представитель критического реализма, автор блестящих научно-фантастических романов и повестей. Война миров - одно из самых известных произведений автора, имеющее бессчётное количество экранизаций. Действие романа происходит в Англии XX века, где падающие на землю метеориты оказываются космическими кораблями, а цели пришельцев являются далеко не мирными... Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!
“Human beings are ultimately nothing but carriers-passageways- for genes. They ride us into the ground like racehorses from generation to generation. Genes don't think about what constitutes good or evil. They don't care whether we are happy or unhappy. We're just means to an end for them. The only thing they think about is what is most efficient for them.” Haruki Murakami. Scientists are seeking to develop new methods and techniques in order to ensure the food security. The maim objective of this book is to describe a methodology to control the pest on molecular level. Other questions like what is the pattern of genes transcription in rep-genes in H. didymator females, the difference of genes transcription in lepidopteran host and hymenoptera? are unfolded in this book.
Серия книг «Зарубежная классика — читай в оригинале» — это бессмертные произведения великих мастеров пера, написанные ими на их родном языке и наречии. Книги из этой серии помогут читателю углубленно изучать иностранные языки, обогатят его внутренний мир и по-новому откроют произведения известных классиков.
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.
Tourism is the largest industry worldwide but globalization, rising fuel prices, environmental laws and consumers’ green conscience are constraining further expansion. Indeed, many authors maintain that the desire to travel is steering towards greener, cheaper forms of tourism, such as Virtual Tourism, i.e. the virtual exploration of computer-generated environments. This book engages with this fairly understudied phenomenon, trying to establish its theoretical grounds. Using in-depth participatory methods that were adapted for online research, the author explores the world of Second Life (a 3D social virtual world available over the Internet) in order to understand travel behaviour, motivations and experiences of virtual tourists. Primary findings are related to existing theory and analysed through a variety of well-known socio-psychological and anthropological tourism frameworks. The study concludes that a combination of Internet social studies and post-modern approaches are best suited to explain virtual travel behaviour. This original research will be a useful starting point for tourism professionals that want to expand their understanding of tourism in a creative way.
Forbidden Grounds – The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws
A mountain climber, high in The Andes, falls into a strange valley. In London a man is looking for a green door. A third man tries to help an unhappy ghost. Each of these exciting stories shows us two very different worlds. But which is better? And can we be happier in another world? Retold by Annette Keen.
Серия "Chimera Classics" состоит из лучших произведений английских и американских авторов. Тексты книг не адаптированы и не сокращены, поэтому Вы сможете насладиться настоящим языком великих писателей - мягким юмором Марка Твена, фантазией Редьярда Киплинга, остроумием Бернарда Шоу, безукоризненным стилем Эдгара По и многим другим. Серия предназначена для тех, кто учит английский всерьез, кто действительно хочет знать этот красивый и многогранный язык.
The last thing sexy thirty-something Beth expected was to get involved with a much younger man. But when she finds him spying on her in the dressing room at work she embarks on an erotic journey, teaching and teasing as she leads him through myriad sensuous exercises at her stylish modern home. As their lascivious games intensify, Beth soon begins to realise that she is the one being awakened to a new world of desire - and that hers is the mind quickly becoming consumed with lust.
This luxurious boxed collection of vintage postcards presents some of the greatest comic book covers from the "1950"s and beyond. From classic science fi ction and kitsch romance adventures to cautionary crime, grisly horror and tragic war stories theres a multitude of legendary Golden Age cover artwork. From Exploring the Supernatural with Forbidden Worlds to Stirring stories of real romance, theres something for every taste. Each postcard features the title, date, publisher and artist credited on the back, making it an essential purchase for afi cionados.
Nobody suspects that intelligent life exists on other planets until an enormous cylinder falls to Earth and lands in the English town of Woking. From this ominous metallic cylinder emerge the unsightly Martians, equipped with terrifying killing machines. Although the Martians initially provoke local curiosity, this rapidly turns to fear as the attacks begin and soon spread to London. With the security of the human race under threat and the power of the Martians ever mounting, authorities must act fast.
The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common in London. At first, naive locals approach the cylinder armed just with a white flag only to be quickly killed by an all-destroying heat-ray, as terrifying tentacled invaders emerge. Soon the whole of human civilisation is under threat, as powerful Martians build gigantic killing machines, destroy all in their path with black gas and burning rays, and feast on the warm blood of trapped, still-living human prey. The forces of the Earth, however, may prove harder to beat than they at first appear.
Forbidden Grounds – The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws (Paper)