For fans of Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist's human-powered journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic to rediscover her love of birds, nature, and adventure. During graduate school, as she conducted experiments on the peculiarly misshapen beaks of chickadees, ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert began to feel stifled in the isolated, sterile environment of the lab. Worried that she was losing her passion for the scientific research she once loved, she was compelled to experience wildness again, to be guided by the sounds of birds and to follow the trails of animals. In March of 2012, she and her husband set off on a 4,000-mile wilderness journey from the Pacific rainforest to the Alaskan Arctic, traveling by rowboat, ski, foot, raft, and canoe. Together, they survived harrowing dangers while also experiencing incredible moments of joy and grace -- migrating birds silhouetted against the moon, the steamy breath of caribou, and the bond that comes from sharing such experiences. A unique blend of science, adventure, and personal narrative, The Sun is a Compass explores the bounds of the physical body and the tenuousness of life in the company of the creatures who make their homes in the wildest places left in North America. Inspiring and beautifully written, this love letter to nature is a lyrical testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Winner of the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Competition: Adventure Travel

Author Caroline Van Hemert
Isbn 0316414433
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2019-03-19
Pages 368
Language English
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While the inclusion of a hybrid perspective to highlight local dynamics has become increasingly common in the analysis of both colonial and postcolonial literature, the dominant intercontinental connection in the analysis of this literature has remained with the (former) motherland. The lack of attention to intercontinental connections is particularly deplorable when it comes to the analysis of literature written in the language of a former colonial empire that consisted of a global network of possessions. One of these languages is Dutch. While the seventeenth-century Dutch were relative latecomers in the European colonial expansion, they were able to build a network that achieved global dimensions. With West India Company (WIC) operations in New Netherland on the American East Coast, the Caribbean, Northeastern Brazil and the African West Coast, and East India Company (VOC) operations in South Africa, the Malabar, Coromandel and the Bengal coast in India, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Malacca in Malaysia, Ayutthaya in Siam (Thailand), Tainan in Formosa (Taiwan), Deshima in Japan and the islands of the Southeast Asian archipelago, the Dutch achieved dominion over global trade for more than a century. Paraphrasing Paul Gilroy, one could argue that there was not just a “Dutch Atlantic” in the seventeenth century but rather a “Dutch Oceanus.” Despite its global scale, the intercultural dynamics in the literature that developed in this transoceanic network have traditionally been studied from a Dutch and/or a local perspective but rarely from a multi-continental one. This collection of articles presents new perspectives on Dutch colonial and postcolonial literature by shifting the compass of analysis. Naturally, an important point of the compass continues to point in the direction of Amsterdam, The Hague and Leiden, be it due to the use of the Dutch language, the importance of Dutch publishers, readers, media and research centers, the memory of Dutch heritage in libraries and archives or the large number of Dutch citizens with roots in the former colonial world. Other points of the compass, however, indicate different directions. They highlight the importance of pluricontinental contacts within the Dutch global colonial network and pay specific attention to groups in the Dutch colonial and postcolonial context that have operated through a network of contacts in the diaspora such as the Afro-Caribbean, the Sephardic Jewish and the Indo-European communities.

Author Jeroen Dewulf,Olf Praamstra,Michiel van Kempen
Isbn 1443844438
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2012-12-19
Pages 295
Language English
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Thirteen-year-old Rudy and his friends routinely ride their bikes through their rundown neighborhood, shouting insults at their neighbor, Jacob, an elderly Jewish man out tending his garden. Then Rudy discovers that his mother has arranged for him to help Jacob tear down his fence that summer. When a sullen Rudy shows up at Jacob’s door, it’s hard to know which of them is most wary of the other. Yet when Rudy sees the beautiful gardens Jacob and his neighbors, Frederick and Yoshito, have created in their backyards, he can’t help but be impressed. During the hot summer days that follow, fatherless Rudy, who wants to “belong to something,” toils in the sun with a shovel and an attitude, reluctant to accept even a glass of Frederick’s iced tea. Gradually he learns that the older men—Jacob, from Germany; Frederick, an African American from the pre–civil rights movement South; and Yoshito, a Japanese American who spent three years in an internment camp during World War II—have become like brothers, bonded through tragedy and the drive to transform barren dirt into something beautiful. Frederick and Yoshito have made peace with their pasts and removed the fence between their yards, but Jacob is still haunted by what happened to his family at Auschwitz, memories retriggered by Rudy and his friends. As they work alongside each other, Jacob and Rudy do more than tear down a fence in this story of healing and hope that changes Rudy’s life in ways he never imagined.

Author Deborah Radwan
Isbn 9781469706252
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-01-19
Pages 124
Language English
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This book is about a search for enlightenment and a better life. The tradition it comes from is Ramana Maharshi, Papaji, Yudhishtara.

Author John
Isbn 9781469770253
Genre Poetry
Year 2004-01-13
Pages 358
Language English
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The legends of the Godstruck were just that—legends. Until, in an attempt to defend her people, Captain Kallista Varyl called on the One for aid and was granted abilities such as no one had seen in centuries. Now Kallista has been charged with a new destiny as one of the most powerful women in the land—but her power is useless if it cannot be controlled. Mastering her "Godstruck" abilities is the first step. The next, learning that she cannot unlock the secrets of the Compass Rose and defeat her nation's enemy alone. And finally she must stop a demon-possessed king…. The Compass Rose: Fourfold magic barely understood—or contained…

Author Gail Dayton
Isbn 1426848994
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-11-01
Pages 384
Language English
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Molly Moccasins is a new kind of book series calling all young adventurers to read, play, think, imagine and investigate. It’s for kids of all ages, supports early learning, literacy development and it also connects young adventurers to the world of fun available to them in their everyday lives. In this story, Molly discovers that knowing how to use a compass can help you find almost anyplace in the world...north, south, east or west!

Author Victoria Ryan O'Toole
Isbn 1935973347
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-10-16
Pages 53
Language English
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Resetting the Compass: Australia's Journey Towards Sustainability Updated Edition sets out Australia's environmental problems in their global context and explains what is now needed to fix them. It also illustrates how ecological sustainability can be achieved together with economic, social and cultural sustainability. The book examines the pressures on our environment from population growth, consumption patterns and technological change. The specific actions needed to deal with each of the problems identified are described in detail. This Edition includes: *Assessments from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. *Figures related to Australia's emissions from the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory. *Assessments of conditions and trends from the National Land and Water Audit. *Estimates of the volume of vegetation clearing and new information on wind farms. This book is essential reading for politicians and public servants; business leaders and managers; environmentalists; academics and students in environmental courses; and all those interested in environmental issues.

Author David Yencken,Debra Wilkinson
Isbn 0643099921
Genre Science
Year 2001-11-05
Pages 416
Language English
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Paolo Gallo offers a unique pathway toward identifying the right career, finding the ideal job and developing a moral compass – the solid value system that will then anchor the reader in their professional lives. With a creative and engaging mix of coaching practice, management theories, case studies and personal story-telling, this book helps readers to identify both their own compass – which relates to integrity, passion and internal value systems – and radar – which helps them to understand organizational complexity and 'read' workplace dynamics and situations. The Compass and the Radar is founded on a series of searching questions that will enable anyone to find their compass and radar to achieve personal success: · How can I find out what my real strengths and talents are? · Do I love what I do? · How can I find a job with a company that truly reflects my values? · What is the price I am willing to pay for a meaningful and rewarding career? · How should I define a successful career? Key chapters offer practical tools, as well as insights on the trade-offs and difficult choices that everyone will need to make at some point in their career – all of which will underline the importance of having the most robust moral compass. In the midst of a volatile and uncertain world, one in which technology, AI and digital resources are transforming working environments, The Compass and the Radar allows readers to pause, reflect, and consider who they are, what they stand for, and how to remain free.

Author Paolo Gallo
Isbn 1472958810
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2018-10-18
Pages 312
Language English
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Once inside, he opened his safe and proceeded to shred each page of his notes on the mutated form of the AIDS virus, which he had been working on for all those years. Then he destroyed all but a syringe full of the microorganism, which he then proceeded to inject into himself through his thigh. A contented feeling passed through his body, as the beginning of his plan advanced without a hassle. Imagine a world where the AIDS virus mutates into a more deadly form that becomes communicable by touch and leaves those it doesn't kill sterile. The top scientists in the world are baffled-and they can't stop it. This nightmarish scenario becomes reality in the year 2241. The remnants of the biological catastrophe caused by FS Syndrome have created a world where any type of intimacy is strictly prohibited. It is here that Susan 170 and Bob 162, two very different people, fall in love with each other. Follow their saga as they attempt the unthinkable possibility of a physical relationship and as they are pursued by two ruthless, unrelenting police officers out to protect society by destroying them. Can the compass of life determine the future of these individuals and this world?

Author Ira Karten; Harold Stoler
Isbn 9781475904666
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-04-03
Pages 388
Language English
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The Compass of Zen is a simple, exhaustive—and often hilarious—presentation of the essence of Zen by a modern Zen Master of considerable renown. In his many years of teaching throughout the world, the Korean-born Zen Master Seung Sahn has become known for his ability to cut to the heart of Buddhist teaching in a way that is strikingly clear, yet free of esoteric and academic language. In this book, based largely on his talks, he presents the basic teachings of Buddhism and Zen in a way that is wonderfully accessible for beginners—yet so rich with stories, insights, and personal experiences that long-time meditation students will also find it a source of inspiration and a resource for study.

Author Seung Sahn
Isbn 9780834823716
Genre Religion
Year 1997-10-28
Pages 416
Language English
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The Compass is a simple guide for teenagers and young adults in today’s world. It expounds the depths of the challenges most teens and young people will invariably have to navigate while crossing the bridge to adulthood. This manual discusses all aspects of a teenager’s health, with concrete, actionable points and scriptural content that can make the teen a balanced person. Teenage sexuality, a burning issue among many teens, as well as godly principles and goal-setting challenges are also addressed in The Compass. With the onset of puberty, changes occur in teenage boys and girls, and this book explains them well and in simple terms. It covers the causes of body odour—which leads to low self-esteem and the loss of healthy friendships—and concisely addresses how to handle them. Also discussed in The Compass are building a good self-image, hearing from God, choosing a career path, and setting goals. Teens struggle with the contemporary issues of peer pressure and addiction; this manual outline practical steps to deal with these struggles. Find out how teens and young adults can excellently manage their time and love their bodies the way God made them. Finally, learn how teens can manage the social media world, talk to God, and gain control of their life and fulfil their destiny.

Author Uduak Essen
Isbn 1728388511
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2019-06-27
Pages 110
Language English
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A leading brain scientist's look at the neurobiology of pleasure-and how pleasures can become addictions. Whether eating, taking drugs, engaging in sex, or doing good deeds, the pursuit of pleasure is a central drive of the human animal. In The Compass of Pleasure Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level: in our brain. As he did in his award-winning book, The Accidental Mind, Linden combines cutting-edge science with entertaining anecdotes to illuminate the source of the behaviors that can lead us to ecstasy but that can easily become compulsive. Why are drugs like nicotine and heroin addictive while LSD is not? Why has the search for safe appetite suppressants been such a disappointment? The Compass of Pleasure concludes with a provocative consideration of pleasure in the future, when it may be possible to activate our pleasure circuits at will and in entirely novel patterns.

Author David J. Linden
Isbn 1101476419
Genre Science
Year 2011-04-14
Pages 240
Language English
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Why are so many people wandering aimlessly through life? Why has there been such a shift in values from generation to generation? Facing imminent mobilization during the first Persian Gulf War, a father was faced with these questions as well as the challenge of who would teach his children the attributes that he most valued and wished to pass on to their generation. In Eight Points of the Compass the attributes of Integrity (True North), Gratitude, Character, Balance, Commitment, Abundance, Vision, and Relationships are presented in anecdotal fashion so as to make them a lasting and timeless legacy of direction and wisdom for each succeeding generation. A must read for every parent. Chris Sorensen, author of The Greatest Discovery

Author Don Levin
Isbn 9781467843218
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2009-12-30
Pages 128
Language English
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The present book is an effort to understand the role of masonry in the introduction of freedom of worship in Mexico. With erudition, the author leads us through the stages ending with the victory of the liberal republic, headed by Benito Juárez, and the establishment thereby of freedom of worship, which made possible the insertion of American protestant missions in Mexico. Many Protestants brought not only their faith, but Freemasonry as well. - Dr. Adolfo García de la Sienra Guajardo Director del Instituto de Filosofía - Universidad Veracruzana, México Presidente de la Sociedad Iberoamericana de Metodología Económica This is a scholarly study, well documented, analyzing one of the most controversial themes in the history of Mexico. In the work of Sara Frahm, Masonry ceases being mysterious, and is revealed as one of the strong components that shaped 19th century Mexico - María Eugenia Vázquez Semadeni, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, UCLA.

Author Sara Ann Frahm
Isbn 1463340060
Genre History
Year 2014-08-19
Pages 326
Language English
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A nine-year-old girl watching tourists' auras in Salem, Massachusetts scarcely realizes the other supernatural abilities she'll soon discover she has.

Author Nicholas C. Anagram
Isbn 9780595727360
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2002-04-01
Pages 288
Language English
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Author Bjorn Kjellstrom
Isbn 1447493079
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2013-04-16
Pages 146
Language English
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AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER “The Values Compass takes us into the hearts, minds, and traditions of the cultures and people of the world. It demonstrates how interconnected we are and how the divisions that exist between us stem from acting with narrow self-interest rather than concern for the good of our human family. I hope that the book will contribute to making our world a happier place.” —THE DALAI LAMA Every day we make decisions based on what we believe in: values that define the ambitions we set, the choices we make, and the relationships we choose. In The Values Compass, Dr. Mandeep Rai shows how the countries of the world epitomize the power of values, provide an ideal guide to help us understand our own, and teach us important lessons about success. From Moroccan compromise to Armenian survival and American entrepreneurship, The Values Compass shows how we can incorporate the values that animate nations into our own lives—seeing ourselves through the eyes of the world, and shedding new light on the opportunities and challenges that define us. The result is an insightful and readable collection that helps us reflect on the values that matter most, last longest, and have the greatest power to create change.

Author Mandeep Rai
Isbn 1501183400
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2020-01-07
Pages 368
Language English
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In this celebration of the power of imagination, a creative girl on a mission to bring something new to the world becomes a storyteller and inventor of intricately detailed maps. Rose's heart is set on discovering something that's never been found. She just doesn't know where to find it. So she sets off on a wondrous journey, bounding from one spectacular world to the next. Her only guides are a set of maps drawn from her own imagination and her heart's desire to explore new and exciting worlds. In this moving story of a trailblazing spirit, Rose follows her compass, and explores her creativity in a one-of-a-kind search through a collection of intricate maps that readers will love to get lost in.

Author Deborah Marcero
Isbn 0316561770
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-11-06
Pages 40
Language English
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The classic map and compass navigation guide-revised for the age of GPS GPS devices are great, but they can break, get lost, or easily be hampered by weather conditions, making basic map and compass skills essential for anyone who spends time outdoors. This popular, easy-to-use orienteering handbook has been helping people find their way for more than fifty years. Now updated to include information on GPS as well as current Web sites, references, sources, and photographs, it remains the book of choice for professional outdoorsmen, novice orienteers, and outdoor organizations as well as teachers, scout leaders, recreational hikers, hunters, and others around the world. Coverage includes understanding map symbols; traveling by map alone, by compass alone, or by map and compass together; finding bearings; sketching maps; and traveling in the wilderness. Explains basic map and compass skills clearly Fully updated edition, including information on GPS Includes up-to-date Web site addresses, references, and sources Features a fresh, rugged design Ideal book for beginners If you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this updated guide is an indispensable reference.

Author Bjorn Kjellstrom,Carina Kjellstrom Elgin
Isbn 9780470508589
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2009-11-10
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF