Many people investigating the operation of large-scale environmentalist organizations see signs of power, knowledge and governance in their policies and projects. This collection indicates that such an analysis appears to be justified from one perspective, but not from another. The chapters in this collection show that the critics, concerned with the power of these organizations to impose their policies in different parts of the world, appear justified when we look at environmentalist visions and at organizational policies and programs. However, they are much less justified when we look at the practical operation of such organizations and their ability to generate and carry out projects intended to reshape the world.
Perhaps the world’s leading expert on forgiveness research, Everett Worthington distills decades of wisdom into 15 life-changing lectures. The author or editor of more than 38 books on marriage, family, and forgiveness, Prof. Worthington received the Humanitarian Award from the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. Now you can learn to practice his groundbreaking REACH Forgiveness model through these 15 engaging lectures.At first glance, statements of forgiveness such as “Love your enemies” (Matthew 5:44) may seem paradoxical. But in recent decades, scientists have picked up where philosophers and theologians left off—confirming the many benefits that practicing forgiveness will bring you.Studies show that the consistent practice of forgiveness reaps rewards to your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. On a larger scale, forgiveness is a central pillar in promoting peace among groups, organizations, and societies.Drawing on his decades of experience in couples counseling and his prolific research on forgiveness, Prof. Worthington guides you in how to practice forgiveness. As Stephen Post, Ph.D., of Stony Brook University School of Medicine says, “Ev speaks from the heart and soul and mind with a special passion for what forgiveness brings to our lives. He has uplifted a generation."Through this masterful course, you will acquire the tools to think both philosophically and practically about forgiveness. You’ll find that the scientific approach to forgiveness will indelibly enrich your life and relationships.This course is part of the Learn25 collection.
This story is based on true events of a serious and noble attempt made by the author to save the life of a cherished white and ginger cat who was injured.
The author found a cat lying in his garden one day, wounded and meowing quietly. Together with his friend, they took the cat to a veterinarian.
The veterinarian told them that the cat had probably been hit by a car and crawled to the garden.
Eliran started then to write about the story of Jupiter the hero, the curious cat, who was fascinated by the stars in the heavens and wanted to be “The Star of the Neighborhood”.
The story presents a picture of the complexity of the life of street cats, showing the anticipated urban dangers and their dependence on the mercy of the people who volunteer to feed them and care for them.
This story resonates well beyond cats and people. It talks about the values of carrying for the other and being empathic.
About the author
Eliran Dayan is the founder and a director of a well-established journal for Hebrew poetry and He is also the proud founder of Motiv Publishing House, which has already published a number of books of different distinguished writers.
Eliran Dayan has published a number of books in Hebrew. "The Star Of The Neighborhood" is the first one to be translated into English and other languages such as Arabic, Russian and Japanese.
Eliran has an avid interest in the written word, and he is using it to shatter issues which evoke emotions in all of us.
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About the narrator
Simon Gillespie arrived in Australia in November of 1996, having established a successful career as an actor, singer and director in England.
Cabaret has been a constant feature in Simon’s career and he now enjoys enormous popularity globally.
His sets are always varied and well crafted, whether performing hits from Broadway shows and a range of classic and more recent material, or in his personal tribute to the greatest of all Australian singer-songwriters: Peter Allen. Simon’s delivery is both sophisticated, ‘tongue-in-cheek’ and always very personal. This is true entertainment.
Simon’s wealth of experience in theatre, TV, film, radio and cabaret shine through in his presentation in each new project. He is known as an exacting and energetic performer, with an eye for detail and the ability and determination to deliver. He remains one of Sydney's most enduring and popular entertainers and always 'in-demand' on Cruise Lines internationally.
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By the bestselling author of Just My Type: a “thoroughly enjoyable and illuminating” journey into the concept of time “stuffed with fascinating material” (Observer, UK).Timekeepers is a book about our obsession with time and our desire to measure it, control it, sell it, film it, perform it, immortalize it and make it meaningful. In this fascinating, anecdotal exploration, award-winning author Simon Garfield has two simple intentions: to tell some illuminating stories, and to ask whether we have all gone completely nuts. Here, Garfield explores the nature of time through stories such as: the Beatles learning to be brilliant in an hour and a half; an Englishman arriving back from Calcutta, refusing to adjust his watch; Beethoven’s symphonic wishes being ignored; a US Senator’s speech that goes for 25 hours; the horrors of war frozen at the click of a camera; a woman who designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents the calendar; Roger Bannister living out the same four minutes over a lifetime; and a who prince attempts to stop time in its tracks.“Digressive, gossipy, thoughtful and thoroughly entertaining.”—The Sunday Times, UK
The 75th Ranger Regiment is a unique and distinct culture among the American military establishment. They stand alone, even among our other Special Operations forces, as the most active brigade-sized force in the current Global War on Terrorism. Since 9/11, the Regiment has been the only continuously engaged unit in the Army, and has had 40 percent of its number deployed in harm's way for the last decade. Their mission is unique. Rangers do not patrol, they don't train allied forces, nor do they engage in routine counterinsurgency duties. They have a single-mission focus: they seek out the enemy and they capture or kill them. This sets Rangers apart as pure, direct-action warriors.
Army Rangers are not born; they are made. The modern 75th Ranger Regiment represents the culmination of 250 years of American soldiering. As the nation's oldest standing military unit, the Regiment traces its origins to Richard Rogers' Rangers during the pre-Revolutionary French and Indian War, through the likes of Francis Marion and John Mosby, to the five active Ranger battalions of the Second World War, and finally, to the four battalions of the current Ranger regiment engaged in modern combat. Over that period, a standard of professional excellence and the forging of that excellence is distilled in the selection, assessment, and training of today's Rangers.
Granted unprecedented access to the training of this highly restricted component of America's Special Operations Forces in a time of war, retired Navy Captain Dick Couch tells the personal story of the young men who begin this difficult and dangerous journey to become a Ranger. Many will try but only a select few will survive to serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment. Sua Sponte follows a group of these aspiring young warriors through the crucible that is ranger training and their preparation for direct-action missions in Afghanistan against the Taliban.
The author of 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names now explores our deep-rooted relationship with trees in this beautifully illustrated book.
In Lives of Trees, gardening author Diana Wells reminds us of just how innately bound we are to trees. For as long as humans walked the earth, we have depended on them for food, shade, shelter, and fuel—not to mention furniture, musical instruments, medicine, utensils, and more.
Investigating the names and meanings of trees, Wells also uncovers their fascinating legends and lore: At one time, a worm found in a hazelnut meant ill fortune; Rowan trees were planted in churchyards to prevent the dead from rising from their graves; Greek arrows were soaked in deadly yew; and Shakespeare’s witches in Macbeth used “Gall of goat and slips of yew” to make their lethal brew. One bristlecone pine, at about forty-seven hundred years old, is thought to be the oldest living plant on earth. All this and more can be found in the beautifully illustrated pages (themselves born of birch bark!) of Lives of Trees.
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