Traces the life of the English naturalist from his early years through his expedition aboard the H.M.S. Beagle and the development of his theory of evolution by natural selection.
Meet the Bertrams - William the celebrated politician, conniving father and devious husband. Barbara, his long-suffering wife who laces her day with alcohol so she can hide from herself. And their children: Sebastian, a successful businessman defending his realm. Enya, The grieving prodigal daughter returned from self imposed exile. Cormac, a sex addict with delusions of his own prowess. Ciara, an emotional drama queen who like a little lost puppy just wants to be loved and Rian, the damaged bird who looks to fix everyone else around him before fixing himself. The Bertrams tell their lies and tolerate each other not because they want to but because they have to: they're family. But when their simmering tensions reach boiling point they discover that life has a way of letting slip even the closest guarded secrets. Then it’s payback time for the Bertrams as events conspire to put an end to the biggest lie of all. Blood and Water is a riveting tale of love, manipulation and family bonds
In order to be a youth leader, you need to be a special kind of person because teenagers are a special group of people. No matter how difficult you think teenagers can be, they have the ability to have a genuine, deep understanding of spiritual things and a desire to grow.
They just demonstrate this differently than adults. This book will help you understand teenagers so that you will be able to teach them using methods that apply to them.
How does Islam engage with the idea of the modern and with the contemporary world? How is Muslim tradition to be reconciled with a world in continuous flux and change? These questions lie at the heart of current discussions of the Islamic faith and of its doctrines, beliefs and practices.
Engaging directly with such questions, this important volume discusses such key themes as identity and citizenship, piety and protest and music and modes of dress. Muslim as well as non-Muslim scholars explore how religiosity and tradition may both have an active role to play in the unfolding of what we understand of as "the modern." Modernity is commonly portrayed as a break with traditionalism: and as a marriage to the secular. Yet the core values at stake--from the ethos of intellectualism to the pluralism of civic culture--have roots in diverse civilizations, and certainly in those of Islam. A vital theme in the book is the role played by the ethical imagination in expressions of the civil determined by a diversity of Qur’anic understandings. This role is important in practices of civil society and citizenship, in grappling with new technologies, and in the challenges posed by political violence. Since 9/11, the West's failure to come to grips with plural modernities has reinforced simplistic assumptions about a "clash of civilizations." Fresh perspectives are offered here on what it is to be both modern and Muslim, mindful of the multiple narratives that inform both identities.
Sejalan dengan ciri kedinamisan bahasa, bahasa Indonesia membuka dirinya dengan perkembangan zaman. Dengan adanya keterbukaan tersebut, sewajarnya kita kembali mempelajari berbagai kaidah dalam bahasa Indonesia. Ihwal Kalimat Bahasa Indonesia dan Problematik Penggunaannya merupakan buku yang sangat mumpuni dalam menjawab sifat kedinamisan bahasa Indonesia. Isi buku ini terdiri atas dua pokok informasi hasil studi. Pokok informasi pertama adalah teori tentang sistem kalimat disertai rangkuman dan pemantapan terhadap pemahamannya. Pokok informasi kedua adalah aneka problematik penggunaan bahasa yang muncul dalam kegiatan berbahasa sehari-hari, baik dalam situasi formal maupun informal. Buku ini akan membekali Anda dalam hal kaidah dan penerapan kalimat dalam berbagai kegiatan berbahasa. Dengan demikian, buku ini layak dimanfaatkan sebagai referensi bagi mahasiswa, khususnya jurusan bahasa. Selain itu, buku ini dapat dijadikan bahan pembelajaran di sekolah lanjutan dan bahan kajian bagi pecinta bahasa. DEMI KARAKTER CINTA BANGSA, CINTA BAHASA INDONESIA
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The world's foremost expert on Maya culture looks at 2012 hysteria and explains the truth about what the Maya meant and what we want to believe. Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation into Civilizations End. The World Cataclysm in 2012. 2012: The return of Quetzalcoatl. According to many of these alarmingly titled books, the ancient Maya not only had a keen insight into the mystical workings of our planet and the cosmos, but they were also able to predict that the world will end in the year 2012. David Stuart, the foremost scholar of the Maya and recipient of numerous awards for his work, takes a hard look at the frenzy over 2012 and offers a fascination (and accurate) trip through Mayan culture and belief. Stuart shows how the idea that the "end of the Mayan calendar," which supposedly heralds the end of our own existence, says far more about our culture than about the ancient Maya.
The Order of Days explores how the real intellectual achievement of ancient Maya timekeeping and worldview is far more impressive and remarkable than any of the popular, and often outrageous, claims about this advanced civilization. As someone who has studied the Maya for nearly all of his life and who specializes in reading their ancient texts, Stuart sees the 2012 hubbub as the most recent in a long chain of related ideas about Mesoamericans, the Maya in particular, that depicts them as somehow oddball, not "of this world," or as having some strong mystical link to other realms. Because the year 2012 has no prominent role in anything the ancient Maya ever actually wrote, Stuart takes a wider look at the Maya concepts of time and their underlying philosophy as we can best understand them. The ancient Maya, Stuart contends, were worthy of study and admiration not because they were strange but because they were altogether human, and they developed a compelling vision of time unlike any other civilization before or since.