John Keegan, widely considered the greatest military historian of our time and the author of acclaimed volumes on ancient and modern warfare--including, most recently, The First World War, a national bestseller--distills what he knows about the why’s and how’s of armed conflict into a series of brilliantly concise essays. Is war a natural condition of humankind? What are the origins of war? Is the modern state dependent on warfare? How does war affect the individual, combatant or noncombatant? Can there be an end to war? Keegan addresses these questions with a breathtaking knowledge of history and the many other disciplines that have attempted to explain the phenomenon. The themes Keegan concentrates on in this short volume are essential to our understanding of why war remains the single greatest affliction of humanity in the twenty-first century, surpassing famine and disease, its traditional companions. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A sumptuously illustrated introduction to world festivities that are celebrated with candles, bonfires, lanterns, fireworks and other traditional lights includes coverage of a year's worth of cultural practices.
The animals from the Care for Our World book come to life with this punch-out play set. Set includes a copy of the book, a reusable habitat box, and dozens of punch-out animalsgreat for hours of imaginative play.
Even today our world is still a great mystery.Many scientists think that we are nearing the end of possible discoveries and believe they have solved the world's puzzles with their purely materialistic theories. However, closer examination shows that the "proof" they present is not always entirely conclusive. The author, is himself a doctor and, due to his own very diverse experiences over many years has remained critical of all dogma, especially scientific ones; he portrays in three volumes an alternative view of our world, which takes, of course, all really confirmed knowledge into account. Volume 1 deals with the basic principles of our universe, Volume 2 with "Life" and Volume 3 with "Death."In an exciting and fascinating manner, yet being still easy to read, a large number of scientific, philosophical and religious ideas are broached. His "Better History of Our World" leads to a comprehensive synthesis of all those sciences which deal with theories of knowledge.
Illustrations and maps introduce the geography, culture, and trivia facts of each continent, and suggests activities to explore geography in depth.
Three-dimensional (3-D) shapes have three dimensions--length, width, and height. These shapes are solids that are found in buildings and structures as well as in nature. Some 3-D shapes are prisms, cylinders, cones, pyramids, and spheres.
Outlining the major figures and proponents of numerous and varied philosophies—including empiricism, existentialism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, systems theory, postmodernism, and feminism—this guidebook places a critical and creative eye towards many of society’s traditionally held beliefs. Providing readers with the tools to analyze life and to answer existential questions, this aide contextualizes each philosophy in modern terms to ensure accessibility and understanding. A tabulation of each philosophy’s merits and weaknesses is also included to help maximize learning.
This book provides a stunning and revelatory overview of the causes behind the current world upheaval, and the immediate and long term goals of a well-developed Plan for the transfiguration of the world. It explains how the world is being guided by a co-creative effort of humanity and an interdimensional Light Alliance, who are together transforming the darkness on our planet, and supporting the emergence of a civilization based on love, aligned with a higher spiritual Plan. You will find startling new insights into the history and current state of the ancient struggle between the forces of light and darkness on our planet; the Cosmic decree from higher spiritual levels which is facilitating the inflow of powerful new energies and movements for planetary liberation; and a detailed outline of the unfolding Plan now being implemented for rebalancing our planetary life. This includes financial, political and media reforms, a more enlightened distribution of resources, the regeneration of the environment, and a renaissance of spiritual cooperation between humanity and the subtle worlds, including Galactic civilizations. Based on 20 years of deep meditation and a nine month international teleseminar by the author, this book provides a corrective lens for humanity’s vision of the future, which, despite dark scenarios being imagined by some, is a future filled with light, joy and creative unfoldment for humanity and all of life. The current response to the multidimensional crisis which all life on Earth is passing through is purifying the dark history of Earth and cleansing negative energies anchored within the substance of the Earth itself. It is removing all dark, controlling forces who have failed in their attempt to dominate and rule the Earth for their own selfish purposes. The story of their origins, the creation of their control systems, and their ultimate undoing and removal from power is clearly outlined in this book. Many examples of reforms and shifts already underway in the world financial and political systems are discussed, showing the reality of how this Plan is being implemented. This book outlines in immediate and detailed steps our planetary evolution over the next two years, and how you can make your greatest contribution to it. The Transfiguration of Our World is the story of the triumph of the human spirit and the truly indomitable power of freedom when allied with spiritual forces in the Cosmos who seek the liberation of all beings into their fullest Divine potential. It is the story of what is unfolding right now, today, here on planet Earth.
From beloved storytellers Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson and with shimmering illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet comes a celebration of the animals all around us! Squawk! Hiss! Grr! Roar! Big, small, black, brown—all kinds of animals make their home in our world. From the jungle to the mountains to your own backyard, listen and you just might hear the sounds they make!
The book provides students with the opportunity to explore seven captivating and important topics. The activity sheets encourage students to create a range of different text types to help consolidate their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
A MATHEMATICAL VIEW OF OUR WORLD helps students understand and harness the power of mathematics in their present studies and future careers. Designed for a liberal arts mathematics course that has a strong focus on applications, this student-friendly textbook helps students see the beauty and power of mathematics as it is applied to the world around them. Recognizing that quantitative literacy is essential in an increasing number of professional fields as well as in the daily decision-making and communication of informed citizens, the book develops students’ mathematical self-confidence and prepares them to use mathematics in the future. In writing the book, the authors endeavored to be faithful to the recommendations of such professional mathematics associations as the MAA, AMATYC, and NCTM. Overall, students will recognize the connections, patterns, and significance of the mathematics they study, and see that mathematics has a meaningful place in their lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Early years activities to promote geographical understanding.
Celebrate Little Mix's first UK number-one album - Glory Days - by reading the full story of the girls' astonishing rise to pop super stardom. Our World is full of exclusive photos and inspirational stories about Jade, Perrie, Jesy and Leigh-Anne's unique friendship. Little Mix are the UK's most successful girl band. They first found fame - and each other - on The X Factor in 2011. Five years later they have gone from strength to strength, achieving huge global success. With three platinum-selling albums in the UK and over 14 million record sales worldwide, the band are both adored by their fans and critically acclaimed for their brilliant music. In this book the girls share the real behind-the-scenes story of both their personal lives and their success. They reveal the many highs - what it feels like to perform in front of thousands of people; the excitement of seeing your music soar to Number One around the world - but also the lows. Through it all the girls have had each other, and their incredibly close friendship has grown stronger and stronger as the years have gone by. Now the girls are like sisters, and in this book they share their journeys and how it feels for your dreams to come true. Brimming with exclusive photos, this book shares with us the girls' innermost secrets - their hopes and dreams for the future, their families, their relationships, their style advice and above all their friendship. This book is Little Mix's story in their own words and tells you everything you need to know about their lives both in and out of the spotlight.
Millions of us want to improve our lives and do our bit to help the environment, and there's tons of advice out there to help us; a never-ending avalanche of books, magazines, websites and TV programmes. But who's got the time to wade through this lot to sift the stuff that works from the rubbish? What we need are failsafe short cuts to reducing our carbon footprints and cutting down on waste."Rescue Our World" is the indispensable guide to making sure you live the most eco-friendly life possible, without having to chuck out the TV or dress only in hemp. Packed with down-to-earth, simple and effective advice, "Rescue Our World" will help readers make a difference and help to halt our destruction of the planet. We have selected the very best ideas from our database of expert ideas and stripped them down to the absolute essentials to create the fantastic new "52 Brilliant Little Ideas" series and ensure that "Rescue Our World" is compact, inspiring to read and fantastic value. It is simply brilliant.
"From the compelling stories of these women and 235 women engineers, we get an entirely new perspective on the engineering profession: a woman's perspective on why engineering is an awesome way to change the world."--BOOK JACKET.
It's Our World, Too is the invaluable companion to the award-winning We Were There, Too!: Young People in U.S. History. The book gives young readers the tools to bring about change. Many young people are seeking out ways to become constructively engaged in their world. This book couldn't be more timely. “Two books in one: first, fourteen fascinating accounts of children working for human rights, the needy, the environment, or world peace . . . Second, a handbook for young activists, with practical suggestions for planning, organizing, publicizing, and raising funds for social action projects.” -- Kirkus Reviews