Some homes are huge, and some are very small. Learn about different types of homes all around the world.
Bang up to date with the new EYFS this exciting series of books helps practitioners working with 3-5 year olds integrate the newly proposed 7 areas of learning and 19 aspects into their planning and day to day activity. Owing to the fun, practical nature of the activities it is suitable for a wide range of setting, including schools, pre-schools, childminders and nurseries. Through the topic-based approach children will be involved in playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically. Each book contains six weeks of highly detailed planning with an activity for each specific area of learning. A unique feature of the series is the differentiation - activities are pitched at expected, emerging and exceeding levels so the practitioner can meet the needs of all the children in her setting.
A roof, a door, some windows, a floor. All houses have them, but not all houses are alike. Some have wings (airplane homes), some have wheels (Romany vardoes), some float; some are made of straw, some of snow and ice. Some are enormous, some are tiny; some are permanent and some are temporary. But all are home. Take Shelter explores the way people live all over the world and beyond—from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from an underground house in Las Vegas to the International Space Station. Everywhere people live, they adapt to their surroundings and create unique environments, using innovative techniques to provide that most basic of needs: shelter.
The World's Most Photographed explores the photographic image of ten of the best-known faces of modern history. By unearthing photographs that have previously been lost or suppressed, author Robin Muir demonstrates not only how the public image of each subject was manipulated, but he also gives fresh insights into their personalities and lives. The ten selected personalities range from a crowned head of state to a world-beating boxer, from film stars to a fascist dictator. Illustrated with over 180 photographs, the book creates a compelling new perspective on the history of celebrity, notoriety and the nature of iconography.
JACK NEDELL knew early in life that he wanted to break away from home and go out into the world to travel, explore foreign lands and, eventually, pursue a career abroad. In "Around the World in 80 Years" Jack relates his lifelong journey as a global businessman traveling, living and managing overseas operations in countries throughout the world. From his long career as an executive in Procter & Gamble's international business, Jack provides behind-the-scenes stories of how P&G evolved from essentially a U.S. business in the 1950's into the global powerhouse it is today.
For many contemporary Jews, Israel no longer serves as the Promised Land, the center of the Jewish universe and the place of final destination. In New Jews, Caryn Aviv and David Shneer provocatively argue that there is a new generation of Jews who don't consider themselves to be eternally wandering, forever outsiders within their communities and seeking to one day find their homeland. Instead, these New Jews are at home, whether it be in Buenos Aires, San Francisco or Berlin, and are rooted within communities of their own choosing. Aviv and Shneer argue that Jews have come to the end of their diaspora; wandering no more, today's Jews are settled. In this wide-ranging book, the authors take us around the world, to Moscow, Jerusalem, New York and Los Angeles, among other places, and find vibrant, dynamic Jewish communities where Jewish identity is increasingly flexible and inclusive. New Jews offers a compelling portrait of Jewish life today.
Describes different types of mountain homes, what they are made of, what they look like inside, and how people living on mountains are affected by the weather and the environment.
Development Challenges, South-South Solutions is the monthly e-newsletter for the United Nations Development Programme’s South-South Cooperation Unit (www.southerninnovator.org). It has been published every month since 2006.
Society rogue Sebastian Reyne's search for a practical wife comes to a crashing halt when he dances with the effervescent Hope Merridew--and is seduced into a delicious intrigue of sensuality and desire.
With yaks, mountain leopards and goats, this is anything but a garden-variety origami book. Chock-full of exciting mountain animals, this book teaches readers how to create paper replicas, while instructing them about the eating, social, and daily habits of each creature. Easy-to-follow instructions ensure success with each project, while photos and illustrations will delight readers.
Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Arkansas Off the Beaten Path show you the Natural State you never knew existed. Saddle up for a moonlit ride at the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Jasper. Dig in at Eureka Springs’ Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse, a cabin which belonged to one of the first settlers in the county. Dig down (for real gemstones!) at Jessieville’s Coleman Crystal Mine. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
Presents information on the history, topography, culture, cuisine, transporation, climate, economy, and environment of the Czech Republic.
Second homes - the cottage, the summer house, the bach - are an important part of the tourism and leisure lifestyles of many people in the developed world. Second homes are therefore an integral component of tourism experiences in rural and peripheral areas. Yet, despite their significance not only for tourism but also for rural communities and the rural economy, relatively little research has been undertaken on the topic until recent times. This volume represents the first major international analysis and review of second homes for over 25 years. It will provide a significant resource for those interested in changing patterns of tourism and leisure behaviour as well as the use of the countryside and peripheral areas. The book describes the economic, social and environmental impacts of second homes as well as their planning implications and places such discussions within the context of contemporary human mobility. The volume represents essential reading for those interested in rural regional development processes and the development of new rural leisure landscapes.
Features intricately detailed, bas-relief collage spreads of dwellings in other world regions and historical times to explain how different people live and have lived--from a village house in South Africa that tells the story of its family to a floating green house in the Netherlands. 20,000 first printing.
Calamadaria is on the brink of war. A war fought for the eternal gods, but one where only mortals will feel the suffering it brings. As the eternal beings vie for supremacy in the heavens they move their pawns below. Plans are made as dark forces gather to the north with a single purpose. Undead legions march alongside evil knights towards the grandest bastion of good hearted men to the south. Elven sages and dwarven kings argue whether it is right to leave their homelands to aid the armies of men. Dragons, long forgotten, have appeared and are adding their uncountable strength to the evil hoards. And a young magic user is told about a long forgotten prophecy, that will plunge himself and his companions into a war no one knows is coming. Will anyone have the strength, courage and faith to fight off the malevolent gods, or will Calamadaria's light fade forever?
The practice of morality and the formation of identity among an indigenous Latin American culture are framed in a pioneering ethnography of sight that attempts to reverse the trend of anthropological fieldwork and theory overshadowing one another. In this vital and richly detailed work, methodology and theory are treated as complementary partners as the author explores the dynamic Mayan customs of the Q'eqchi' people living in the cultural crossroads of Livingston, Guatemala. Here, Q'eqchi', Ladino, and Garifuna (Caribbean-coast Afro-Indians) societies interact among themselves and with others ranging from government officials to capitalists to contemporary tourists. The fieldwork explores the politics of sight and incorporates a video camera operated by multiple people—the author and the Q'eqchi' people themselves—to watch unobtrusively the traditions, rituals, and everyday actions that exemplify the long-standing moral concepts guiding the Q'eqchi' in their relationships and tribulations. Sharing the camera lens, as well as the lens of ethnographic authority, allows the author to slip into the world of the Q'eqchi' and capture their moral, social, political, economic, and spiritual constructs shaped by history, ancestry, external forces, and time itself. A comprehensive history of the Q'eqchi' illustrates how these former plantation laborers migrated to lands far from their Mayan ancestral homes to co-exist as one of several competing cultures, and what impact this had on maintaining continuity in their identities, moral codes of conduct, and perception of the changing outside world. With the innovative use of visual methods and theories, the author's reflexive, sensory-oriented ethnographic approach makes this a study that itself becomes a reflection of the complex set of social structures embodied in its subject.
Where to Retire offers the best advice not only on where to relocate in the retirement years, but why people should pick up and move just as life is settling down. Retirement guru John Howells provides well-researched and completely revised and updated information on how to find the ideal home base for the retirement years. To help the decision-making process, the author offers a list of items to consider when selecting the ideal community: safety; climate; housing availability; cultural and recreation opportunities in the area; social compatibility; affordability; medical care; distance from relatives and friends; transportation; and jobs and/or volunteer opportunities. Howells gives readers clear snapshots of life in hundreds of the most affordable, comfortable, and stimulating places to retire in the United States, including locations in Florida, California, the Pacific Northwest, the Gulf Coast, the Ozarks, the Appalachians, the Southwest, and the Rockies. This guide tells not how to retire, but where readers can retire happily.

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