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Three Cups of Tea

By Greg Mortenson,David Oliver Relin
  • ISBN Code: : 1101147083
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : History
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The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

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  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 650
  • Pdf File: text-lies-and-cataloging.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What do James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces, Margaret B. Jones’ Love and Consequence and Wanda Koolmatrie’s My Own Sweet Time have in common? None of these popular books are what they appear to be. Frey’s fraudulent drug addiction “memoir” was really a semi-fictional novel, Jones’ chronicle of her life in a street gang was a complete fabrication, and Koolmatrie was not an Aboriginal woman removed from her family as a child, as in her seemingly autobiographical account, but rather a white taxi driver named Leon Carmen. Deceptive literary works mislead readers and present librarians with a dilemma. Whether making recommendations to patrons or creating catalog records, objectivity and accuracy are crucial—and can be difficult when a book’s authorship or veracity is in doubt. This informative (and entertaining!) study addresses ethical considerations for deceptive works and proposes cataloging solutions that are provocative and designed to spark debate. An extensive annotated bibliography describes books that are not what they seem.

Windows on the World: International Books for Elementary and Middle Grade Readers

By Rosanne Blass
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1591588316
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 931
  • Pdf File: windows-on-the-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This resource book for librarians and teachers of elementary and middle grade readers introduces over 400 titles of books (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) written and illustrated by international authors and illustrators. • Comprises 475 entries on recommended titles for elementary and middle grade readers with bibliographic information and annotations • Offers over 300 curriculum responses correlated to national curriculum standards related to 100 featured titles • Includes comprehensive author/title/subject index • Presents titles of books for elementary and middle grade readers with bibliographic information and annotations • An appendix lists national curriculum standards identified by nine national professional associations: American Association of School Librarians, National Council of Teachers of English, Inernational Reading Association, National Council of Social Studies, National Science Education, National Association for Music Education, National Art Education Association, National Dance Association, and American Alliance for Theatre Education

Globalization of Water

By Arjen Y. Hoekstra,Ashok K. Chapagain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1444360191
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 819
  • Pdf File: globalization-of-water.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Globalization of Water is a first-of-its-kind review of the critical relationship between globalization and sustainable water management. It explores the impact of international trade on local water depletion and pollution and identifies “water dependent” nations. Examines the critical link between water management and international trade, considering how local water depletion and pollution are often closely tied to the structure of the global economy Offers a consumer-based indicator of each nation’s water use: the water footprint Questions whether trade can enhance global water use efficiency, or whether it simply shifts the environmental burden to a distant location Highlights the hidden link between national consumption and the use of water resources across the globe, identifying the threats facing ‘water dependent’ countries worldwide Provides a state-of-the-art review and in-depth data source for a new field of knowledge

Journal of Moral Theology, Volume 6, Number 1

By Mari Rapela Heidt,Matthew A. Shadle
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532617968
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 936
  • Pdf File: journal-of-moral-theology-volume-6-number-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Populorum Progressio: 50 Years Volume 6, Number 1 Edited by Mari Rapela Heidt and Matthew A. Shadle Development, Nations, and "The Signs of the Times": The Historical Context of Populorum Progressio Mari Rapela Heidt The Soul of Development Clemens Sedmak The Justice Legacy of Populorum Progressio: A Jesuit Case Study Kevin Ahern The Enduring Significance of Populorum Progressio for the Social Mission of the Church in Africa Stan Chu Ilo Vulnerability and Development: Rereading Populorum Progressio in Light of Feminicide Marianne Tierney FitzGerald Populorum Progressio's Vision in an Unequal World: A Theological Ethical Evaluation From the Global South Raymond Olusesan Aina, MSP Pacis Progressio: How Francis's Four New Principles Develop Catholic Social Teaching into Catholic Social Praxis Barrett Turner

Across the Balance of Time To Love You

By Wan Wan
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1647879426
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 143
  • Pdf File: across-the-balance-of-time-to-love-you.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Time flew by. An accident occurred while Xue Ting was in a foreign world, but she was in a difficult situation with the help of a noble. There was clearly no hope and no life, but life had become colorful. After she had safely adapted to the current situation and suddenly had the chance to return to the modern era, Xue Ting hesitated whether it was because her lover had stayed behind or if she had chosen to return to the modern world that she was once familiar with.

Carefree God of War

By Word Breaking Venice
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Singapore New Reading Technology Pte Ltd
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 352
  • Pdf File: carefree-god-of-war.pdf

Book Short Summary:

His father disappeared; his brother committed suicide. Thomas Mayo, the God of War, returned, and he swore that he would take revenge…

Building a Culture of Peace

By Paul R. Dekar
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1606082280
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 413
  • Pdf File: building-a-culture-of-peace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Around the world, thousands of grassroots movements are confronting issues like destruction of the environment, economic depression, human rights violations, religious fundamentalism, and war. This book tells the courageous story of one such group. Organizing in 1939, Northern Baptists formed the Baptist Pacifist Fellowship as part of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Southern Baptists formed a parallel body. Like today, it was a time when sources of hope seemed hard to find. Discerning a need to support and connect Baptist conscientious objectors in the United States, members faced hostility in congregations and the nation. For the duration of the Second World War, the Korean War, war in Vietnam and elsewhere, Baptists sustained a witness for peace and justice. By 1984, threat of nuclear weapons led to formation of a wider circle of resistance to the culture of war. Subsequently, the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America has brought together Baptist peacemakers from around North America and the world. However small in numbers or reviled, members have been building a culture of peace through an interracial and international community. This book is an invaluable resource for those seeking a new world of forgiveness, respect for human rights, nonviolence, and peace.

Antioxidants in Food, Vitamins and Supplements

By Amitava Dasgupta,Kimberly Klein
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 0124059171
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 574
  • Pdf File: antioxidants-in-food-vitamins-and-supplements.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Antioxidants in Food, Vitamins and Supplements bridges the gap between books aimed at consumers and technical volumes written for investigators in antioxidant research. It explores the role of oxidative stress in the pathophysiology of various diseases as well as antioxidant foods, vitamins, and all antioxidant supplements, including herbal supplements. It offers healthcare professionals a rich resource of key clinical information and basic scientific explanations relevant to the development and prevention of specific diseases. The book is written at an intermediate level, and can be easily understood by readers with a college level chemistry and biology background. Covers both oxidative stress-induced diseases as well as antioxidant-rich foods (not the chemistry of antioxidants) Contains easy-to-read tables and figures for quick reference information on antioxidant foods and vitamins Includes a glycemic index and a table of ORAC values of various fruits and vegetables for clinicians to easily make recommendations to patients

Tea in Health and Disease Prevention

By Victor R. Preedy
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 0123849381
  • Total of Pages : 1612
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 893
  • Pdf File: tea-in-health-and-disease-prevention.pdf

Book Short Summary:

While there have been many claims of the benefits of teas through the years, and while there is nearly universal agreement that drinking tea can benefit health, there is still a concern over whether the lab-generated results are representative of real-life benefit, what the risk of toxicity might be, and what the effective-level thresholds are for various purposes. Clearly there are still questions about the efficacy and use of tea for health benefit. This book presents a comprehensive look at the compounds in black, green, and white teas, their reported benefits (or toxicity risks) and also explores them on a health-condition specific level, providing researchers and academics with a single-volume resource to help in identifying potential treatment uses. No other book on the market considers all the varieties of teas in one volume, or takes the disease-focused approach that will assist in directing further research and studies. Interdisciplinary presentation of material assists in identifying potential cross-over benefits and similarities between tea sources and diseases Assists in identifying therapeutic benefits for new product development Includes coverage and comparison of the most important types of tea - green, black and white

Natural Compounds as Therapeutic Agents for Amyloidogenic Diseases

By Neville Vassallo
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319183656
  • Total of Pages : 163
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 249
  • Pdf File: natural-compounds-as-therapeutic-agents-for-amyloidogenic-diseases.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This edited volume concerns a group of devastating neurological disorders that share a common pathological mechanism, namely the aggregation and deposition of insoluble, proteinaceous lesions, termed ‘amyloid’. Examples of cerebral amyloid disorders include common neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease-related dementia and Parkinson’s disease, as well as other less prevalent conditions like Huntington’s disease, cerebral amyloid angiopathy and the transmissible prion disorders. A disease-modifying therapeutic agent is still lacking for all these diseases, and there are no approved therapies that target amyloid formation directly. Nevertheless, a large and complex group of natural aromatic compounds known as polyphenols are rapidly emerging as potentially potent anti-amyloidogenic agents. This book collectively presents a considerable body of experimental and epidemiological evidence from peer-reviewed scientific publications that support a role for natural compounds and herbal extracts in the chemoprevention and therapy of amyloidogenic disorders. Each contribution is written by scientific experts in the relevant field; chapters are devoted to Mediterranean diet and olive oil phenols, traditional Chinese medicine, herbal extracts, polyphenols (with a particular emphasis on epigallocatechin-3-gallate) and bi-flavonoids, amongst others. The topic of this book is relevant to a wide audience, from academia and university students in the biological and chemical sciences, to physicians and allied health professionals, as well as people working in the nutraceutical industry.