The Scariest Places in the World

The Scariest Places in the World

Author: Bob Curran

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477706848

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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There are certain places in the world where people fear to tread. From castles where horrific executions took place to tombs where paranormal creatures are said to gather, the author takes readers on a world tour to some of the scariest places on Earth. The author examines the history and folklore regarding these sites, many of which have a sinister past, and explores the feelings and experiences they evoke in visitors. Readers will enjoy feeling a chill down their spine while remaining safely at home.

Sacred Places Around the World

Sacred Places Around the World

Author: Brad Olsen

Publisher: CCC Publishing

ISBN: 9781888729108

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Important archaeological, historical, and geological destinations worldwide are profiled, from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia and Mount Shasta in California. Sites are described in historical and cultural context, and practical contemporary travel information is provided, including detailed maps, drawings, photographs, and travel directions. This replaces 1888729023.

Heaven Is a Place on Earth

Heaven Is a Place on Earth

Author: Chevonne McGregor

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781543769647

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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This book details the events which led to the author being diagnosed with 'schizophrenia'. It tells of her time in the wilderness ~ searching for answers and how the good Lord guided her to the right people who prayed for and over her. It also tells how she was led to His Holy Word, the Bible and how she managed to battle demons in the spiritual realm to come out of her illness triumphantly with the Lord's help. There is a brief account of the Holy Spirit's revelation to the author that assures her that 'Heaven Truly Is A Place On Earth'. It is also because of the Holy Spirit's counsel that the author was not deceived by the evil one to abandon God.

The World Is a Nice Place

The World Is a Nice Place

Author: Amy Molloy

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401950880

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Imagine if you could hope for the best, even after the worst. Imagine if your past could become your superpower. Imagine if you could be happy, regardless. When life is hard, The World is a Nice Place offers a new way of thinking. We all have the power to fall in love with our lives—even when it’s a series of disasters. As an international journalist, Amy Molloy spent over a decade interviewing amazing people who’ve survived incredible challenges—from terrorism attacks, to natural disasters, loss, grief, breakups, breakdowns and the everyday events that can cause our lives to freeze. As a "serial survivor" herself, Amy wanted to discover the secret formula that allows some people to move forward—joyfully—after difficulty, without letting it become their entire identity. In The World is a Nice Place she shares her story. A child with obsessive compulsive tendencies, who became a teenager with an eating disorder and a 23-year-old widow. Throw in a family history of depression, a father paralyzed from cancer, and a tendency to have spiritual premonitions and it’s a recipe for a messed-up adult. Or, is it? This insightful and searingly honest book, the product of ten years’ research, combines personal anecdotes with practical tools to help readers explore their memories, pinpoint their triggers and use their past to empower, inspire and guide them. Don’t let the worst day of your life be your greatest achievement. Imagine if you could hope for the best, even after the worst. Imagine if your past could become your superpower. Imagine if you could be happy, regardless. When life is hard, The World is a Nice Place offers a new way of thinking. We all have the power to fall in love with our lives—even when it’s a series of disasters. As an international journalist, Amy Molloy spent over a decade interviewing amazing people who’ve survived incredible challenges—from terrorism attacks, to natural disasters, loss, grief, breakups, breakdowns and the everyday events that can cause our lives to freeze. As a "serial survivor" herself, Amy wanted to discover the secret formula that allows some people to move forward—joyfully—after difficulty, without letting it become their entire identity. In The World is a Nice Place she shares her story. A child with obsessive compulsive tendencies, who became a teenager with an eating disorder and a 23-year-old widow. Throw in a family history of depression, a father paralyzed from cancer, and a tendency to have spiritual premonitions and it’s a recipe for a messed-up adult. Or, is it? This insightful and searingly honest book, the product of ten years’ research, combines personal anecdotes with practical tools to help readers explore their memories, pinpoint their triggers and use their past to empower, inspire and guide them. Don’t let the worst day of your life be your greatest achievement.

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa

Author: Donald R. Wright

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 156324960X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 300

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This study looks at the effects of "global" phenomena -- trans-Saharan trade, European expansion, the rise of an Atlantic plantation complex, industrialization, imperialism, colonialism, world wars, growth of a world market, political independence and economic dependence -- on the way of life in Niumi, a small area at the mouth of the Gambia river in West Africa (now called The Gambia), over the last six-seven hundred years. Written in clear, accessible prose, and drawing on archival and oral traditions, the work considers global developments from a local/regional perspective.

Has Obama Made the World a More Dangerous Place?

Has Obama Made the World a More Dangerous Place?

Author: Bret Stephens

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 9781770899971

Category: Political Science

Page: 88

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The fourteenth semi-annual Munk Debate, which will be held in Toronto on November 5, 2014, pits Bret Stephens and Robert Kagan against Fareed Zakaria and Anne-Marie Slaughter to debate the legacy of President Obama. From Ukraine to the Middle East to China, the United States is redefining its role in international affairs. Alliance building, public diplomacy, and eschewing traditional warfare in favour of the focused use of hard power such as drones and special forces are all hallmarks of the so-called Obama Doctrine. Is this a farsighted foreign policy for the United States and the world in the twenty-first century — one that acknowledges and embraces the increasing diffusion of power among states and non-state actors? Or, is an America “leading from behind” a boon for the nations and blocs who want to roll back economic globalization, international law, and the spread of democracy and human rights? In this edition of the Munk Debates, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Bret Stephens and famed historian and foreign policy commentator Robert Kagan square off against CNN’s Fareed Zakaria and noted academic and political commentator Anne-Marie Slaughter to debate the legacy of President Obama. With ISIS looking to reshape the Middle East, Russia increasingly at odds with the rest of the West, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a standstill, the Munk Debate on Foreign Policy asks: Has Obama’s foreign policy taken the U.S. in the right direction?

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

Author: John Everett-Heath

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192562432

Category: Reference

Page: 608

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There is no populated place without a name, and every name is chosen for a reason. This fascinating dictionary unveils the etymological roots and history of thousands of locations and landmarks from around the world. It contains over 11,000 entries, and covers an enormous range of country, region, island, city, town, mountain and river names from across the world, as well as the name in the local language. Place names are continually changing, and new names are adopted for many different reasons such as invasion, revolution, and decolonization. The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names includes selected former names, and, where appropriate, some historical detail to explain the transition. The names of places often offer a real insight into the places themselves, revealing religious and cultural traditions, the migration of peoples, the ebb and flow of armies, the presence of explorers, local languages, industrial developments and topography. Superstition and legend can also play a part. This new edition has been updated to include over 750 new names, including Azincourt, Kropyvnyts'kyy , and Tlaxcala. It has also been edited to reflect socio-political and geographical shifts, notably the reorganisation of the French regions, and their consequent name alterations, as well as the decommunization of Ukrainian place-names. In addition to the entries themselves, the dictionary includes two appendices: a glossary of foreign word elements which appear in place-names and their meanings, and a list of personalities and leaders from all over the world who have influenced the naming of places.

Place, Migration and Development in the Third World

Place, Migration and Development in the Third World

Author: Lawrence A. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134939220

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Providing a fresh examination of the nature of Third World development, the author focuses on the characteristics of particular places and regions and their influences on behaviour. This is an important study of the relationship between population movements and regional and national changes.

The World's Most Amazing Places

The World's Most Amazing Places

Author: Erika Hueneke

Publisher: Centennial Books

ISBN: 9781951274184

Category: Travel

Page: 192

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In this collection of bucket list travel experiences, veteran globetrotters take the reader on adventures across seven continents, bringing history, nature and iconic world cities to life. What's on your travel bucket list? Touring ancient marvels like the Colosseum or the Great Wall of China? Perhaps standing before stunning natural wonders like Igauzu Falls or Ayers Rock? Or maybe it's the mystique of sacred sites like Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu that captures your imagination? Find out who built Stonehenge, step inside the world's most extraordinary resorts, and live vicariously through thrills such as swimming with sharks in South Africa and bungee jumping in New Zealand. Featuring more than 80 of the globe's most mind-boggling destinations, this ultimate travel wish list informs, inspires, surprises and whisks readers off on an epic world journey they'll never forget.

World's Most Haunted Places

World's Most Haunted Places

Author: Jeff Belanger

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435851788

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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Describes paranormal activity at haunted locations from the Ballygally Castle Hotel in Ballgally, Ireland to Hibbing High School in Hibbing, Minnesota.

Emmanuel Levinas

Emmanuel Levinas

Author: Abi Doukhan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441136244

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Our era is profoundly marked by the phenomenon of exile and it is has become increasingly urgent to rethink the concept of exile and our stance towards it. This renewed reflection on the problem of exile brings to the fore a number of questions regarding the traditionally negative connotation of exile. Is there not another way to understand the condition of exile? Permeated with references to the 'stranger', the 'other' and 'exteriority', the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas signifies a positive understanding of exile. This original and compelling book distills from Levinas's philosophy a wisdom of exile, for the first time shedding a positive light on the condition of exile itself. Abi Doukhan argues that Levinas's philosophy can be understood as a comprehensive philosophy of exile, from his ethics to his thoughts on society, love, knowledge, spirituality and art, thereby presenting a comprehensive view of the philosophy of Levinas himself as well as a renewed understanding of the wealth and contribution of exile to a given society.