Description : This study follows the process of nation-building in a tiny nation -- the Faroe Islands, a cluster of 18 rocky islands in the North Atlantic. Originally settled by Vikings and governed by Norway, then by Denmark, and occupied by British forces during World War II, the Faroes gained a measure of home rule in 1948. Since then, Faroese politics have been doctrinated by the struggle for emancipation from the Danish cultural hegemony, through the establishment of cultural and education institutions on the islands, and through the promotion of the Faroese language in place of Danish. As the author shows, the national identity has developed in interaction with an outside world often perceived as hostile and threatening by the islanders, and in this process, certain national symbols have played a key role as boundary markers. Apart from language, the practice of pilot whale hunting has served as an important focus of national identity, and international criticism of whaling in general has only served to intensify the Faroese feeling of unity and opposition to an outside world which does not understand them.
Description : This text is well-known for using the Keynesian model in the teaching of economics; yet, in recent editions, the authors have expanded coverage of the growth model considerably to achieve more balanced coverage. The text uses the aggregate supply/ aggregate demand model as a fundamental tool for learning macroeconomics. It achieves the right level of rigor and detail, presenting complicated concepts in a relatively straightforward manner and using timely economic data. Using puzzles, issues, and well-developed examples, the authors provide a good balance of theory to application. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : "The sun is setting in America, and darkness is falling. Our nation needs knights." Truth is under assault in America, causing her to weaken from within. In NO CHRISTIAN MAN IS AN ISLAND, Dex Bahr argues that at no time in our history is it more crucial for Christian men to have the courage to be knights in defense of God, country and family. Bahr illuminates readers to the hostile spiritual and ideological forces that have hijacked faith, education, politics and media and why they must be defeated Praise for NO CHRISTIAN MAN IS AN ISLAND: "I highly recommend this book for the author's passion and heartfelt desire for the Christian man to not be passive, but to be actively involved in his Christian life. We are living in a world of decay and though we will not be able to stop it from its downward spiral, we have the chance to slow down its course, and we begin with a good comprehension and knowledge of our situation. NO CHRISTIAN MAN IS AN ISLAND thoughtfully addresses these issues and clearly challenges us to a passionate pursuit of God. The opportunity to be a hero of God is out there, just go and do it. 'The world has yet to see what God could do to a fully surrendered man.' By Henry Varley (friend of D.L. Moody)." -Jofri Frigillana, M. Div.; Th. M. (Talbot Theological Seminary) Good Shepherd Baptist Church - Anaheim, CA ************************************************************************* Dex Bahr is a freelance writer. A former broadcast news reporter, Mr. Bahr has worked in major markets, including KJEO-TV in Fresno, California and OCN in Santa Ana, California. Mr. Bahr has been a Christian since 1980 and has served the Lord as a lay speaker and small group leader. He is married with two children.
Description : This cultural and environmental history sweeps across the dramatic North Atlantic landscape, exploring its unusual geology, saga narratives, language, culture, and politics and analyzing its emergence as a distinctive and symbolic part of Europe. The book closes with a discussion of Iceland's modern whaling practices and its recent financial collapse.
Description : This is a book-length study of Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Taiwan's famous director of movies such as 'The Puppetmaster', 'City of Sadness', 'Flowers of Shanghai', and 'Goodbye South, Goodbye'. His body of work reflects a unique film style chracterized by intricatelighting, improvisational acting, and long, static shots.
Description : When a giant wave destroys his village, Mau is the only one left. Daphne—a traveler from the other side of the globe—is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Separated by language and customs, the two are united by catastrophe. Slowly, they are joined by other refugees. And as they struggle to protect the small band, Mau and Daphne defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down.
Description : Take a policy-based approach to teaching introductory economics with Baumol/Blinder's ECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES AND POLICY, 13E. Written by two of the most respected economists in the world, this edition is one of the most current economics texts on the market with data into 2014. Significant updates reflect the most recent economic events and policy developments, which the authors skillfully relate to the book's concepts and principles using the right level of rigor and detail. A new chapter on U.S. economic leadership assesses the prospects for future U.S. growth and leadership, based on a discussion of our strengths and weaknesses in key areas, such as productivity, innovation, entrepreneurship, health care, education, inequality, trade, the budget deficit, and climate change. Guide readers in mastering the basic principles of economics with the strong policy-based approach and vivid, current examples found only in ECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES AND POLICY. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Agu is just a boy when war arrives at his village. His mother and sister are rescued by the UN, while he and his father remain to fight the rebels. 'Run!' shouts his father when the rebels arrive. And Agu does run. Straight into the rebels' path. In a vivid, sparkling voice, Agu tells the story of what happens to him next. His story is shocking and painful, and completely unforgettable. Beasts of No Nation gives us an extraordinary portrait of the chaos and violence of war. It is a gripping and remarkable debut.