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At the Edge of History and Passages about Earth

At the Edge of History and Passages about Earth

A Double Book

  • Author: William Irwin Thompson
  • Publisher: SteinerBooks
  • ISBN: 9780940262324
  • Category: History
  • Page: 446
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Seminal works of cultural history that changed the way we think about ourselves.

At the Edge of the Forest

At the Edge of the Forest

Essays on Cambodia, History, and Narrative in Honor of David Chandler

  • Author: Anne Ruth Hansen,Judy Ledgerwood
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 1501719203
  • Category: History
  • Page: 251
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Inspired by David Chandler's groundbreaking work on Cambodian attempts to find order in the aftermath of turmoil, these essays explore Cambodian history using a rich variety of sources that cast light on Khmer perceptions of violence, wildness, and order, examining the "forest" and cultured space, and the fraught "edge" where they meet.

Fear at the Edge

Fear at the Edge

State Terror and Resistance in Latin America

  • Author: Juan E. Corradi,Patricia Weiss Fagen,Manuel Antonio Garretón,Manuel Antonio Garretón Merino
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520077058
  • Category: History
  • Page: 301
  • View: 4128
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"A genuinely interdisciplinary work . . . the best attempt I have ever seen at a truly unified intellectuals' approach to an important issue."—Timothy Wickham-Crowley, Georgetown University "Very seldom does a collected volume achieve the academic quality and internal coherence that one sees in this case. It is a major contribution to comparative research on post-authoritarian situations."—Carlos Waisman, University of California, San Diego

Demography at the Edge

Demography at the Edge

Remote Human Populations in Developed Nations

  • Author: Assoc Prof Rasmus Ole Rasmussen,Mr Andrew Taylor,Professor Dean Carson,Professor Lee Huskey,Professor Prescott C. Ensign
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 140949005X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 370
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Addressing the methodological and topical challenges facing demographers working in remote regions, this book compares and contrasts the research, methods and models, and policy applications from peripheral regions in developed nations. With the emphasis on human populations as dynamic, adaptive, evolving systems, it explores how populations respond in different ways to changing environmental, cultural and economic conditions and how effectively they manage these change processes. Theoretical understandings and policy issues arising from demographic modelling are tackled including: competition for skilled workers; urbanisation and ruralisation; population ageing; the impacts of climate change; the life outcomes of Indigenous peoples; globalisation and international migration. Based on a strong theoretical framework around issues of heterogeneity, generational change, temporariness and the relative strength of internal and external ties, Demography at the Edge provides a common set of approaches and issues that benefit both researchers and practitioners.

God at the Edge

God at the Edge

Searching for the Divine in Uncomfortable and Unexpected Places

  • Author: Niles Goldstein
  • Publisher: Harmony
  • ISBN: 0307556433
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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Here is a book about adventure, raw experience, and facing inner demons. Niles Elliot Goldstein is a young rabbi who sets out to find God in tough and often scary situations: dogsledding above the Arctic Circle, taking the Silk Road into Central Asia without a visa, being chased by a grizzly bear, cruising with DEA agents through the South Bronx, and spending a night in jail in New York City's Tombs. He explores the connections between struggle and growth, fear and transcendence, and uncertainty and faith, seeking the boundary where the finite meets the Infinite. Goldstein is not alone in making this kind of pilgrimage. There has always been a strong tradition of seekers who looked for revelation outside conventional religious settings and encountered God in moments of anguish, terror, and pain. Goldstein juxtaposes his own experiences with those of some of the great historical figures of Judaism and Christianity -- Jonah and St. John of the Cross, Moses Maimonides and Julian of Norwich, Nachman of Bratslav and Martin Luther -- as well as lesser known mystics and preachers, and he discovers, as they did, that it can sometimes take a journey to the edge to recognize God's presence in our lives.

At the Edge of Empire

At the Edge of Empire

The Backcountry in British North America

  • Author: Eric Hinderaker,Peter C. Mancall
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801871375
  • Category: History
  • Page: 210
  • View: 9430
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During the 17th century, the Western border region of North America which existed just beyond the British imperial reach became an area of opportunity, intrigue and conflict for the diverse peoples - Europeans and Indians alike - who lived there. This book examines the complex society there.

Ethnography at the Edge

Ethnography at the Edge

Crime, Deviance, and Field Research

  • Author: Jeff Ferrell
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 9781555533403
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 309
  • View: 9366
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Pioneering criminologists and sociologists vividly recount the personal and professional tribulations of conducting field research with deviant and criminal subcultures.

Destitution at the Edge

Destitution at the Edge

  • Author: Edward Scott
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1449072976
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 71
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Destitution At The Edge (DATE) unveils more noise than the comedy it portrays. One would be lead to believe it's a hard written book, based on the fact, the book's title. On the contrary, this book sheds more light on the sunny side as oppose to the rainy side. DATE relates to real life circumstances that plummet people on a daily basis and laughs at it. This 51 poem book is written from experience and carries more spirits than a bottle of sour wine. All jokes aside, DATE should be taken literally. Broke, The Bully, Money, and Sell It highlight only a few poems from this newly authored book, these factors can topple a person over the edge and plunge one into destitution. DATE is a collection of nickel and dime poetry that takes the "s" out of s-c-r-e-w-e-d.

The Bridge at the Edge of the World

The Bridge at the Edge of the World

Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability

  • Author: James Gustave Speth
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300151152
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 295
  • View: 853
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Presents an analysis of modern capitalism and its impact on the global environmental crises, and discusses how the transformation of current economic and political systems can lead to environmental sustainability.

Dancing at the Edge of the World

Dancing at the Edge of the World

Thoughts on Words, Women, Places

  • Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • ISBN: 9780802135292
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 306
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The celebrated author offers her thoughts on a broad range of subjects, including literary criticism, the state of science fiction writing today, and government and governmental policies