Shirley Hughes' rich narrative paintings and finely observed line illustrations are interwoven with fascinating details, capturing the atmosphere of the era. Stunning double-page spreads offer poignant snapshots of life, from an elegant Edwardian picnic to afternoon tea in the trenches during the First World War. Each spread is followed by a 'scrapbook' of the times, featuring fascinating details about domestic life and the events and innovations that shaped the modern world. This is an intimate book of stories within stories, told from the author's own personal experience.
The purpose of this study was to understand a part of the reconciliation process that is taking place in South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. More specifically this book investigates how the country''s schools are dealing with the past and the reconciliation process in the subject of history. We spent two months in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, analyzing the curriculum and several textbooks used in the school subject history. We also interviewed teachers to get a picture of how teachers talk about reconciliation and the past with their students. As a result of our study we conclude that the curriculum and the textbooks aim at making the students understand the country''s troubling past and that reconciliation is the path to a united and prosperous South Africa. The apartheid history is not to be forgotten, but the importance of forgiveness and unity is emphasized. The South African youth is being taught to deal with the past, but also to face the future with hope. However, different teachers implement the curriculum differently in their work in the classroom. Additionally there are large differences in what students have been taught about the past in their homes.
In this exquisite monograph, world-renowned illustrator and character designer Peter de Seve shows his favorite published and unpublished works. Inventive, eccentric, and often irreverent, they represent a lifetime of drawing . . . a very sketchy past. The imagery that springs from his pen marries colorful personalities with expert storytelling, and wild flights of imagination with a masterly drawing technique that harkens back to a bygone era of impeccable draftsmanship and craft. Copiously illustrated with hundreds of paintings and drawings, including never-before-published New Yorker cover roughs, behind-the-scenes animation development artwork, and personal sketches, A Sketchy Past is the first comprehensive survey of de Seve's work. A career-spanning biographical essay written by historian Amid Amidi, along with comments from de SA?ve throughout the book, offer a unique insight into his approach to illustration and his artistic process.
The Past is Myself Christabel Bielenberg, a niece of Lord Northcliffe, married a German lawyer in 1934. She lived through the war in Germany, as a German citizen under the horrors of Nazi rule and Allied bombings. The Past is Myself is her story of that experience - and an unforgettable portrait of an evil time. The Road Ahead Following the extraordinary success of her wartime memoir, The Past is Myself, Christabel Bielenberg received thousands of letters from readers begging her to describe what happened next. In The Road Ahead she continues her story with the outbreak of peace - a time of struggle for reconciliation with, and the rebuilding of, a defeated nation. She also tells of life in her newly adopted country, Ireland, her involvement with the Peace Women of Northern Ireland, and with characteristic modesty and gratitude, looks back on a rich, full life.
The book provides a comprehensive analysis of radiation and mass transfer effects on an unsteady two-dimensional laminar free convection flow of a viscous, incompressible fluid past a vertical plate with viscous dissipation. The Rosseland approximation is used to describe the radiative heat transfer in the limit of optically thick fluids. Extensive computations have been performed for the effects of the controlling thermo fluid and hydrodynamic parameters on the dimensionless velocities , temperature and concentration, and also on the local and average skin frictions local and average Nusselt numbers and local and average Sherwood numbers. A representative set of numerical results is shown graphically in Figures. Applications of the problem are also discussed.
When a twist of fate delivers an ambitious young medical student to the court of King Charles II, he is suddenly thrust into a vibrant world of luxury and opulence. Blessed with a quick wit and sparkling charm, Robert Merivel rises quickly, soon finding favour with the King, and privileged with a position as ‘paper groom’ to the youngest of the King’s mistresses. But by falling in love with her, Merivel transgresses the one rule that will cast him out from his new-found paradise…
When Miami Police Detective Blake Cutter's wife is killed in a car bomb intended for him, revenge will take him past the line. As obsession with tracking down his wife's killer jeopardizes the investigation, Cutter is transferred to an FBI field office for a fresh start in a small Georgia town. His investigation of a suspicious drowning leads him into a tangled web of intrigue and deceit. Within days, the drowning turns into a homicide investigation with multiple suspects. One of the suspects, a mysterious woman who just happens to be the spitting image of his late wife, becomes the only link between the drowning victim Phillip Drummond and the mafia head he suspects is responsible for his wife's death. He soons learns that the woman is a threat to the mob and has been targeted for elimination. Keeping her safe from the mob as well as criminal prosecution is his only chance to bring his wife's killer to justice. To save her, he must risk his career in an unsanctioned police operation. It's a desperate race against time. He has less than forty-eight hours to rescue her and take down the organization before the case is commandeered by a rogue federal agent with a hidden agenda.
The research reported in the monograph presents a comprehensive historical account of Hindi lexicography along with the development of Hindi as a standard language from the 19th century. Beginning the compilation of dictionaries under the influence of Sanskrit tradition, Hindi lexicography makes a remarkable achievement with the monolingual dictionary of Hindi Shabd Sagar, covers a wide range of bilingual dictionaries with Hindi as a source or target language, and the compilation of dictionaries for specific categories of users and domains of usage. The extensive work for the standardization and promotion of Hindi constitutes a major attempt in the compilation of glossaries of scientific and technical terms for various subjects in Humanities and Sciences including the administrative terminology. Finally the monograph presents a contemporary view of Hindi lexicography with the use of computer and heralds the era of electronic dictionary and the field of computational lexicography.
West Lakeport is the sequel to the book, Mulburn. After Amy and Chad reunited last Christmas Eve, both their lives took a turn that neither one of them expected. Amy thought her days of being with Bill Williams were over until he showed up one horrible evening at her front door. Amy ends up in a coma at Tawas General, and once again, her childhood friend, Tim Blackett, is her attending physician. During this time, Chad is unable to deal with her condition because he is still mourning the death of his beloved grandmother. Meanwhile, there is a mysterious young woman that is traveling with her infant daughter, on a journey toward Mulburn. What is it about her appearance that turns the peaceful town of Mulburn upside down? Her arrival brings surprising revelations that will forever change the lives of the residents of Mulburn.
Marcel Proust (1871-1922) spent the last fourteen years of his life writing la recherche du temps perdu. It is an intimate epic, an excavation of the self, and a comedy of manners by turns and all at once. Proust is the twentieth century's Dante, presenting us with a unique, unsettling picture of ourselves as jealous lovers and unmitigated snobs, frittering our lives away, with only the hope of art as a possible salvation. He offers us a form of redemption for a sober and secular age. Scott Moncrieff's delightful translation was for many years the only access to Proust in English. A labour of love that took him nearly as many years as Proust spent writing the original. Moncrieff's translation strives to capture the extraordinary blend of muscular analysis with poetic reverie that typifies Proust's style. It remains a justly famous classic of translation.
Somehow a Past – The Autobiography of Marsden Hartley
Somehow a Past – The Autobiography of Marsden Hartley (Paper)
We have long since lost our faith in the idea that human beings could achieve human happiness in some future ideal state ? a state that Thomas More, writing five centuries ago, tied to a topos, a fixed place, a land, an island, a sovereign state under a wise and benevolent ruler. But while we have lost our faith in utopias of all hues, the human aspiration that made this vision so compelling has not died. Instead it is re-emerging today as a vision focused not on the future but on the past, not on a future-to-be-created but on an abandoned and undead past that we could call retrotopia.The emergence of retrotopia is interwoven with the deepening gulf between power and politics that is a defining feature of our contemporary liquid-modern world ? the gulf between the ability to get things done and the capability of deciding what things need to be done, a capability once vested with the territorially sovereign state. This deepening gulf has rendered nation-states unable to deliver on their promises, giving rise to a widespread disenchantment with the idea that the future will improve the human condition and a mistrust in the ability of nation-states to make this happen. True to the utopian spirit, retrotopia derives its stimulus from the urge to rectify the failings of the present human condition ? though now by resurrecting the failed and forgotten potentials of the past. Imagined aspects of the past, genuine or putative, serve as the main landmarks today in drawing the road-map to a better world. Having lost all faith in the idea of building an alternative society of the future, many turn instead to the grand ideas of the past, buried but not yet dead. Such is retrotopia, the contours of which are examined by Zygmunt Bauman in this sharp dissection of our contemporary romance with the past.