Transforming the Countryside

Author: Paul Brassley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317007506
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It is now almost impossible to conceive of life in western Europe, either in the towns or the countryside, without a reliable mains electricity supply. By 1938, two-thirds of rural dwellings had been connected to a centrally generated supply, but the majority of farms in Britain were not linked to the mains until sometime between 1950 and 1970. Given the significance of electricity for modern life, the difficulties of supplying it to isolated communities, and the parallels with current discussions over the provision of high-speed broadband connections, it is surprising that until now there has been little academic discussion of this vast and protracted undertaking. This book fills that gap. It is divided into three parts. The first, on the progress of electrification, explores the timing and extent of electrification in rural England, Wales and Scotland; the second examines the effects of electrification on rural life and the rural landscape; and the third makes comparisons over space and time, looking at electrification in Canada and Sweden and comparing electrification with the current problems of rural broadband.

Religious Stories in Transformation Conflict Revision and Reception

Author: Alberdina Houtman
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004334815
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In this volume, the editors have brought together a rich multidisciplinary collection of papers on the incorporation and adaptation of existing stories in a new context. It presents a vast array of research in mutual interaction between ancient myths, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and modern secular culture.

Vestigial Surreality Omnibus One Coincidence Episodes 1 28

Author: Douglas Christian Larsen
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365545024
Format: PDF
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Reality, what a concept. Is life a puppet show and are we nothing but puppets? A hidden world all about us, angels and demons, or is what we can touch and sense all there is? And now, the Simulation Hypothesis plagues us. Could we really be living in a computer simulation? Through the ages, the conundrum of Reality has messed with the collective consciousness of humanity. The Allegory of Plato's Cave down through the ages to The Matrix. A chance meeting in the park leads two strangers to discover strange connections between themselves and the world, and in truth both had felt that perhaps there was something not quite right with the world, something different. They have both noticed improbable coincidences popping up in their lives, at an almost alarming regularity, and now, meeting, they witness strange signs in the heavens, and find themselves on a bizarre path that will make them question their very reality, and the reality of the world about them, and the universe itself.

Beautiful Eyes A Father Transformed

Author: Paul Austin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393245837
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Through parenting a child with a disability, a father discovers patience, acceptance, and unconditional love. In 1987, Paul Austin and his wife Sally were newlyweds, excited about their future together and happily anticipating the birth of their first child. He was a medical student and she was a nurse. Everything changed the moment the doctor rushed their infant daughter from the room just after her birth, knowing instantly that something was wrong. Sarah had almond-shaped eyes, a single crease across her palm instead of three, and low-set ears—all of which suggested that the baby had Down syndrome. Beginning on the day Sarah is born and ending when she is a young adult living in a group home, Beautiful Eyes is the story of a father's journey toward acceptance of a child who is different. In a voice that is unflinchingly honest and unerringly compassionate, Austin chronicles his life with his daughter: watching her learn to walk and talk and form her own opinions, making decisions about her future, and navigating cultural assumptions and prejudices—all the while confronting, with poignancy and moving candor, his own limitations as her father. It is Sarah herself, who, in her own coming of age and her own reconciling with her difference, teaches her father to understand her. Time and again, she surprises him: performing Lady Gaga’s "Poker Face" at a talent show; explaining how the word "retarded" is hurtful; reacting to the events of her life with a mixture of love, pain, and humor; and insisting on her own humanity in a world that questions it. As Sarah begins to blossom into herself, her father learns to look past his daughter’s disability and see her as the spirited, warmhearted, and uniquely wise person she is.

The Visitors

Author: Simon Sylvester
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848663722
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The island has always seemed such a safe place, such a friendly community. Now the possibility of a killer on Bancree is dangerously close to home. Nobody moves to the remote Scottish island of Bancree, and few leave - but leaving is exactly what seventeen-year-old Flora intends to do. So when a mysterious man and his daughter move into isolated Dog Cottage, Flo is curious. What could have brought these strangers to the island? The man is seductively handsome but radiates menace; and there's something about his daughter Ailsa that Flo can't help but feel drawn towards. People aren't only arriving on Bancree - they are disappearing too. Reports of missing islanders fill the press and unnerve the community. When a body washes ashore, suspicion turns to the strange newcomers on Dog Rock. Convinced of their innocence, Flo is fiercely determined to protect her friend Ailsa. Could the answer to the disappearances, and to the pull of her own heart, lie out there, beyond the waves?

Baby Boomers of Color

Author: Melvin Delgado
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538421
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Because researchers often treat baby boomers of color as belonging to one group, quality data on the individual status of specific racial populations is lacking, leading to insufficiently designed programs, policies, and services. The absence of data is a testament to the invisibility of baby boomers of color in society and deeply affects the practice of social work and other helping professions that require culturally sensitive approaches. Melvin Delgado rectifies this injustice by providing a comprehensive portrait of the status and unique assets of boomers of color. Using specific data, he grounds an understanding of boomers'financial, medical, and emotional needs within a historical, socioeconomic, cultural, and political context, resulting in tailored recommendations for meeting the challenges of a growing population. His research focuses on African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American older adults and addresses issues of financial security, employment stability, housing, and health care, which are often complicated by linguistic and cultural differences. Rather than treat baby boomers of color as a financial burden on society and its resources, Delgado recognizes their strengths and positive contributions to families and communities, resulting in an affirming and empowering approach to service.

The Transformation Connection

Author: Victoria B. Ensley-Walton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477160027
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The Transformation Connection brings to life eight fictional women who meet for weekly prayer and discussion sessions that catapult them into major life transformations. As they transform, the dynamics of all their relationships change and reveal the true nature of these women and the people in their intimate world. On the surface all involved appear to be fully functioning and prosperous Christians. Hidden beneath their faades you will find severe pain, many secrets and turmoil which unexpectedly explode into full view. The issues of life they confront require drastic action and divine intervention.

Res

Author: Francesco Pellizzi
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0873658647
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Res 61/62 includes “Chinese coffins from the first millennium b.c. and early images of the afterworld” by Alain Thote; “Art and personhood” by Björn Ewald; “Western Han sarcophagi and the transformation of Chinese funerary art” by Zheng Yan; “Reading identity on Roman strigillated sarcophagi” by Janet Huskinson; and other papers.

Provoked

Author: Franklin Trainer
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1619969920
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"It has been my privilege to know Franklin Trainer for several years. He is a man of Christian character and has proven himself faithful. He takes his responsibilities very seriously while attempting his very best to live holy and being led by the Spirit. I would say that he is old fashion in his beliefs, but he simply just believes the Bible. You will only find him using the King James Bible in his studies and devotionals. My wife has spent time with his wife and their home is solid, stable and full of Christian joy. If you want to read devotionals written by a man that lives them out daily, please read Provoked." Sincerely, Evangelist Matt Pringle Ottumwa Baptist Temple Ottumwa, Iowa "Cut from the old cloth of the patriarchs, Franklin Trainer wastes no time trying to be good. He knows that he is a sinner and must have God's own goodness for his own. Franklin is not concerned with simply being right. Rather, he insists on Christ's righteousness being imputed to him. This is a man who has been to Bethel, and who has walked with God and every aspect of his life is fragrant with the aroma of celestial delights. Now he has erected an altar, and welcomes us all to worship with him at the feet of the One he adores. Having wrestled with God for every benediction within, Franklin generously invites us to enjoy them with him." Pastor Caleb Thompson Austin, Texas Born and raised in rural Missouri, Franklin grew up appreciating the value of candor and honesty. Choosing early on to surround himself with older mentors, his own age and maturity has now served to solidify the benefit of having learned plain speak during his formative years. Reared in a crosspatch of Protestantism, but not saved until the age of 29, has forged a post salvation passion, and a compelling heart, to reach out to others who perhaps live in like delusion that all is well with their soul apart from being "born again" (cf. John 3:3, 5). Working for some 24 years in youth ministry, Franklin takes seriously the admonition "to teach others also" those eternal truths instilled in him by "faithful men" gone on before (cf. 2 Timothy 2:2). Franklin teaches and preaches regularly in chapel and Sunday morning classes as a staffer at his local church and Christian school; as well as on the radio in the nearby community. Married, with two grown daughters, two terrific sons-in-law, and one granddaughter; life in CHRIST is rich and rewarding indeed. The Trainer's make their home in the Ozark region of the 'Show Me' state; enjoying country living at its finest, amidst some of the best climate and scenery found anywhere under GOD'S Heaven.

The Global Rise of Asian Transformation

Author: P. Hoontrakul
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137412364
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Asian countries are catching up with the West by transforming their primarily agrarian societies into industrial powerhouses. Manufacturing is driving innovation, productivity growth, and higher standards of living for billions of Asians. In the colonial past, the Asian production and supply chains served Western consumers. The world is now poised to evolve, led by a unified Asian business landscape capable of driving sustainable global growth within industries and markets. The Global Rise of Asian Transformation provides insights into the complex process of macro-political and economic dynamics reshaping the business landscape throughout Asia. This edited collection lays bare the megatrends that are challenging the region, including emerging consumers, urbanization, infrastructure, climate change, and energy megatrends that will further bolster the region's world standing if governments and businesses handle them adeptly. Case studies of major international companies, such as Sony, Lenovo, and Tata Motors, are also included.