Flower Men

Author: Ken Hermann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868288056

Category: India

Page: 96

View: 4694

Flowers are a hugely important part of Indian culture, used in everything from temple rituals to festivals and parties - and Malik Ghat flower market is the largest of its kind in India. Located in Calcutta, next to the Hooghly river, it attracts more than 2,000 sellers each day, who flock to peddle their blooms amid frantic scenes. After having visited Calcutta and its flower market for the first time, Danish photographer Ken Hermann decided to take portraits of the sellers, their magnificent garlands often appearing in stark contrast to their own dusty and sweat-soaked attire.
Posted in India

Flower Men

Author: Ken Hermann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868288056

Category: India

Page: 96

View: 551

Flowers are a hugely important part of Indian culture, used in everything from temple rituals to festivals and parties - and Malik Ghat flower market is the largest of its kind in India. Located in Calcutta, next to the Hooghly river, it attracts more than 2,000 sellers each day, who flock to peddle their blooms amid frantic scenes. After having visited Calcutta and its flower market for the first time, Danish photographer Ken Hermann decided to take portraits of the sellers, their magnificent garlands often appearing in stark contrast to their own dusty and sweat-soaked attire.
Posted in India

The Flower Man's Daughter

Author: Jack Sobel

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1436349842

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

View: 1730

The violent coup that toppled Chilean president Salvador Allende in 1973serves as the backdrop for this dramatic story about the experiences ofa rookie CIA offi cer. Having just graduated from Yale, his ability to speakSpanish lands him in the capital of Chile just weeks before the revolution.His adventures there lead him to wrestle with ethical questions involvingAmerica's clandestine role in the destabilization of the Chilean government.When a kindly fl ower merchant and his wife are captured by military forcesduring the attack on the presidential palace, the young offi cer must make adiffi cult and dangerous decision that could change their lives forever.
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Comanche Dawn

A Novel

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466836091

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2506

In Comanche Dawn Mike Blakely does for the Comanche nation what Ruth Bebe Hills did for the Sioux in Hanta Yo. This landmark novel is the first time the story has been told from the point of view of the Comanches themselves. We witness the rise of one of the most powerful mounted nations in history through the eyes of a young warrior named Horseback. Born on the very day that the first horse comes to his people, Horseback matures into a leader of unquestionable courage and vision. He assumes powerful medicine granted to him by spirits encountered on a grueling vision quest, and he takes Teal, the most beautiful young woman of his tribe, as his wife and lifelong love. Guided by forces more powerful and dangerous then even he can control or explain, Horseback will face death time and time again with only his medicine and Teal to stand beside him. Failure will mean destruction not only for himself, but for his people. Success will mean unimaginable wealth for his new nation. Ancient enemies will seek to destroy him. Strange newcomers with pale skin and treacherous ways will attempt to enslave him. Even his own inner spirit powers threaten always to consume him, should he fail to respect them. Only the bravest of True Humans dare to follow Horseback on his great adventure down a trail that can lead only to glory or annihilation. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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All Men Are Jerks - Until Proven Otherwise, 15th Anniversary Edition

Take Charge of How Men Treat You!

Author: Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440562792

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 2065

Men Really Can Be Jerks* *But Only If You Let Them. Like millions of women, Daylle Deanna Schwartz had a habit of falling for jerks--until she had enough. This cycle wasn't going to change until she made a change herself. And now in this anniversary edition of her groundbreaking relationship book, she shows you how to do the same. This book tells it like it is. The only person who can make you happy is you, and the only person who can change a guy is himself. It's time to take control and make him prove he's not a jerk, or move on. As a relationship expert and self-empowerment counselor, Daylle's guidance will motivate you to develop a satisfying, healthy relationship, without playing games. With fresh insight and new stories throughout, this updated edition of All Men Are Jerks - Until Proven Otherwise makes your happiness your first priority. Men can act like real jerks, but complaining about them won't get you anywhere. It's time to take control of how men treat you--and get the love you deserve!
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Saudi Arabia Exposed

Inside a Kingdom in Crisis

Author: John R. Bradley

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466893044

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 9860

Saudi Arabia: land of oil, terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism, and a crucial American ally. As the only Western journalist to have extensively worked in the Saudi Kingdom, John R. Bradley is uniquely able to expose the turmoil that is shaking the House of Saud to its foundations. From the heart of the secretive Islamic kingdom's urban centers to its most remote mountainous terrain, from the homes of royalty to the slums of its poorest inhabitants, he provides intimate details and reveals underlying regional, religious, and tribal rivalries. Bradley highlights tensions generated by social change, focuses on the educational system, the increasing restlessness of Saudi youth faced with limited opportunities for cultural and political expression, and the predicament of Saudi women seeking opportunities but facing constraints. What are the implications for the Sauds and the West? This book offers a startling look at the present predicament and a troubling view of the future.
Posted in Political Science

Bach Flower Remedies For Men

Author: Stefan Ball

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448116902

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 9275

In the 1930s Dr Edward Bach found that restoring emotional balance to his patients drove out ill-health and unhappiness. Bach Flower Remedies for Men shows how his 38 flower-and-plant-based remedies apply to the particular emotional problems of men, and how a system that heals the whole person can win freedom from the pressure to conform and perform. Topics covered include bullying, falling in love, sexuality, job-hunting, redundancy and fatherhood, and specific problems from acne and hair loss to heart disease and prostate trouble are described in a practical, non-technical way. Bach Flower Remedies for Men is written with men in mind. But it will prove invaluable to therapists, healers, lovers, wives, sisters, daughters and mothers - anyone, in fact, who has a man's welfare at heart.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture

Author: Koichi Iwabuchi,Eva Tsai,Chris Berry

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317285018

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 2500

Since the 1990s there has been a dramatic increase in cultural flows and connections between the countries in the East Asian region. Nowhere is this more apparent than when looking at popular culture where uneven but multilateral exchanges of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Chinese products have led to the construction of an ‘East Asian Popular Culture’. This is both influenced by, and in turn influences, the national cultures, and generates transnational co-production and reinvention. As East Asian popular culture becomes a global force, it is increasingly important for us to understand the characteristics of contemporary East Asian popular culture, and in particular its transnational nature. In this handbook, the contributors theorize East Asian experiences and reconsider Western theories on cultural globalization to provide a cutting-edge overview of this global phenomenon. The Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture will be of great interest to students and scholars of a wide range of disciplines, including: Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Asian Studies in general.
Posted in Social Science

The Tulip

Author: Anna Pavord

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408859033

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 4686

THE TULIP is not a gardening book. It is the story of a flower that has made men mad. Greed, desire, anguish and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip into the world-wide phenomenon it is today. No other flower has ever carried so much cultural baggage; it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behaviour, mirrors economic booms and busts, plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution. Pavord tells how the tulip arrived from Turkey and took the whole of Western Europe by storm. Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, this beautifully produced and irresistible volume will become a bible, a unique source book, a universal gift book and a joy to all who possess it.
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The Remote Country of Women

Author: Hua Bai

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824816117

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 4815

Through his two protagonists, Bai Hua addresses themes of the repression and freedom of sexuality, the brutality of modernity, and the fluidity of gender roles as the novel moves hypnotically and inevitably toward a collision between two worlds.
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The Heart of Thoreau's Journals

Author: Odell Shepard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486118894

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 8571

The conflict between scientific observation and poetry, reflections on abolition, transcendental philosophy, other concerns are explored in this superb general selection from Thoreau's voluminous Journal.
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The Thistle and the Drone

How America's War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam

Author: Akbar Ahmed

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815723792

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

View: 5755

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments and the largely rural Muslim tribal societies on the peripheries of both Muslim and non-Muslim nations. The center and the periphery are engaged in a mutually destructive civil war across the globe, a conflict that has been intensified by the war on terror. Conflicts between governments and tribal societies predate the war on terror in many regions, from South Asia to the Middle East to North Africa, pitting those in the centers of power against those who live in the outlying provinces. Akbar Ahmed's unique study demonstrates that this conflict between the center and the periphery has entered a new and dangerous stage with U.S. involvement after 9/11 and the deployment of drones, in the hunt for al Qaeda, threatening the very existence of many tribal societies. American firepower and its vast anti-terror network have turned the war on terror into a global war on tribal Islam. And too often the victims are innocent children at school, women in their homes, workers simply trying to earn a living, and worshipers in their mosques. Battered by military attacks or drone strikes one day and suicide bombers the next, the tribes bemoan, "Every day is like 9/11 for us." In The Thistle and the Drone, the third volume in Ahmed's groundbreaking trilogy examining relations between America and the Muslim world, the author draws on forty case studies representing the global span of Islam to demonstrate how the U.S. has become involved directly or indirectly in each of these societies. The study provides the social and historical context necessary to understand how both central governments and tribal societies have become embroiled in America's war. Beginning with Waziristan and expanding to societies in Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere, Ahmed offers a fresh approach to the conflicts studied and presents an unprecedented paradigm for understanding and winning the war on terror. The Thistle and the Drone was the 2013 Foreword Reviews Gold winner for Political Science.
Posted in Political Science

The Undivided Heart

Author: Kevin D. Darland

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1606479296

Category: Religion

Page: 396

View: 8251

As we walk through the shadow of lifes trials, we will gain much comfort and spiritual good, for our happiness is not of this world, but is of the Kingdom of God and our assurance is fully realized in Him. One must give attention to their hearts, watch over it with all diligence, for from it flows the springs of life. Watch then, the path of your feet and let your eyes be fixed upon Gods word. Keep His percepts in the midst of your heart, so that your ways and actions will be fruitful. Every mercy is from God, every trial that tempts us on the road of faith has an illustration behind its experience. All the sharp trials of life are but the golden threads of providence, under the control of God the Father. Our roses, our thorns, our mountains, our valleys and temptations are plainly wrought by Him. Take hold of His instruction and your heart will not be divided. As a young boy, Kevin was placed into an orphanage. The preciousness of Kevins love for his mother, who was now gone due to cancer, left him overwhelmed with fear. Crushed and lonely by her death, he would carry this burden through life, like a ball and chain. Therefore, clouding his heart to Gods way for his life. But in time, through providential circumstances, God took away this burden and restored him to Christs everlasting love and established his feet upon the Rock of Ages. Kevin, wife Karen and daughter Megan, reside in Texas. Kevin has a previously published book, It Is Written. By Xulon Press, December 2007
Posted in Religion

MEN AND WOMEN Songs of love and life

Author: Robert Browning

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291600175

Category: Poetry

Page: 162

View: 1868

The thoughtful, beautiful, searing, demanding - and, finally, intensely romantic poems of one of the greatest of English poe
Posted in Poetry

Kelsey's Quest

Author: Fred Ephraim

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469113449

Category: Fiction

Page: 458

View: 5331

Kelsey Stewart had grown weary waiting for her new young husband Michael to grow up through a troublesome early marriage, and through his armed service in an unpopular war in Iraq, but still, she had waited. But now, upon his return home, her once wounded, and now confused husband decides to take off to California to clear his head, leaving his small town farm wife, his farm and their lovely twin daughters behind. After a while of not hearing from him, Kelsey, resolutely sets out after him to bring him back home, when simultaneously life-altering adventures develop for them both. You may visit the authors website at fredephraim.com and contact him via email at [email protected]
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The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff

Author: Isaac Bickerstaff (pseud. van R. Steele)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Cultivated Power

Flowers, Culture, and Politics in the Reign of Louis XIV

Author: Elizabeth Hyde

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812238265

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 7324

Cultivated Power explores the collection, cultivation, and display of flowers in early modern France at the historical moment when flowering plants piqued the curiosity of European gardeners and botanists, merchants and ministers, and dukes and kings alike.
Posted in History