Constant Battles

The Myth of the Peaceful, Noble Savage
Author: Steven A. LeBlanc,Katherine E. Register
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466850191
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 6717
With armed conflict in the Persian Gulf now upon us, Harvard archaeologist Steven LeBlanc takes a long-term view of the nature and roots of war, presenting a controversial thesis: The notion of the "noble savage" living in peace with one another and in harmony with nature is a fantasy. In Constant Battles: The Myth of the Peaceful, Noble Savage, LeBlanc contends that warfare and violent conflict have existed throughout human history, and that humans have never lived in ecological balance with nature. The start of the second major U.S. military action in the Persian Gulf, combined with regular headlines about spiraling environmental destruction, would tempt anyone to conclude that humankind is fast approaching a catastrophic end. But as LeBlanc brilliantly argues, the archaeological record shows that the warfare and ecological destruction we find today fit into patterns of human behavior that have gone on for millions of years. Constant Battles surveys human history in terms of social organization-from hunter gatherers, to tribal agriculturalists, to more complex societies. LeBlanc takes the reader on his own digs around the world -- from New Guinea to the Southwestern U.S. to Turkey -- to show how he has come to discover warfare everywhere at every time. His own fieldwork combined with his archaeological, ethnographic, and historical research, presents a riveting account of how, throughout human history, people always have outgrown the carrying capacity of their environment, which has led to war. Ultimately, though, LeBlanc's point of view is reassuring and optimistic. As he explains the roots of warfare in human history, he also demonstrates that warfare today has far less impact than it did in the past. He also argues that, as awareness of these patterns and the advantages of modern technology increase, so does our ability to avoid war in the future.

Battles of the American Revolution, 1775-1781

Historical and Military Criticism, with Topographical Illustration
Author: Henry Beebee Carrington
Publisher: New York ; Chicago : A.S. Barnes
Category: United States
Page: 712
View: 6692

Battles of the American Revolution. 1775-1781. Historical and Military Criticism, with Topographical Illustration ...

Author: Henry Beebee Carrington
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: 712
View: 4678

Ways to Survive, Battles to Win

Iranian Women Exiles in the Netherlands and United States
Author: Halleh Ghorashi
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590335529
Category: Social Science
Page: 279
View: 5168
Contemporary debates in social sciences are replete with metaphors of displacement such as diaspora, exile, hybridity, and nomadism. Halleh Ghorashi explores the cultural and political implications of such terms and demonstrates how the social and political contexts of the host countries play a crucial role in influencing the experiences of diasporic communities. Focusing on the life stories of Iranian women whose leftist political activism has led them to exile in the West, she offers at once powerful narratives of cultural dislocation and a compelling critique of social theories that privilege ethnicity over social location. Addressing a wide range of theoretical positions and social discourses, Ghorashi shows how a community of women in exile with the same cultural and political background differ markedly in the way they come to define themselves in the Netherlands and the United States. Through interviews with Iranian women exiles in Amsterdam and Southern California, Ghorashi shows the dynamic and complex process of cultural identification. In presenting the stories of politically leftist women who became homeless in their own country, this book touches upon the question of how people in exile position themselves in space and time. The Iranian women's narratives of both internal and external exile contribute to a new understanding of home that is far more complex and multi-layered than is often assumed. The extensive presence of the author throughout the book as she conveys her own emotional reactions to the research and the women's narratives also contributes to an exceptional work about what women refugees go through before and after they find their place in the new world. In Ways to Survive, Battles to Win, Ghorashi travels with the women of her book as they tell of their lives past and present. A cultural anthropologist, the author carefully balances her personal perspective with a scientific framework that brings past memories and present challenges in a way that will not be forgotten.

The Moments That Define One’s Life

Rise to Your Destiny with Purpose
Author: Lloyd N. Moffatt
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452545349
Category: Self-Help
Page: 272
View: 3693
Each moment in your life comes with a purpose. Although the purpose at times is taken for granted, these moments, when they arise, bring forth a significant meaning for one’s destiny and destination in life. For example, imagine how every person in this world has passed through a moment, full of promises and opportunities, but when that moment passes, he or she has no way of knowing if it will ever rise again. Apparently, whatever the moment may be, our lives are defined by the energy, faith, belief, and action into bringing each moment to life so that it can transcend toward greater moments, dreams, and endeavors. Each moment, by all means, is vital, and the mark that one has left in this world will be measured by what he or she has achieved in the time allowed. Thus, what you do with your life today will define your dreams and destiny as each significant moment rises and the time that is given to it is taken away. This book will help you • Develop a greater sense o • f why each moment in life matters; • Believe in yourself to accomplish any impossible dream or goal; • Generate positive attitudes, faith, and unstoppable principles of action.

Battle Wisdoms

Author: Marie Broussard Nutter
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 151277037X
Category: Religion
Page: 118
View: 7955
You will discover the seven God-given prime directives to keenly observe while going through any conflict. These directives will help you keep focus as the battle rages on. Learn what every Christians battle cry should always be no matter what the situation. Repeating this anthem will inspire us to look squarely at our savior for assistance and deliverance and nobody else. Knowing the right questions to ask the Lord in prayers during any spiritual battle is key. The author reveals these crucial questions to help you advance to the next level of battle that awaits you. Discover how to execute the proper spiritual weapon to bring about a better outcome. Employ the most effective breakthrough armaments such as fasting, prayers, speaking in tongues, the Lords joy for strength, merry-heartedness as medicine, as well as using Gods Word as powerful affirmations, and journaling to chronicle and reflect on how the Lord delivered victories to us for his glory. Battalion assessments will expose how to strike a balance during heated warfare, recognize when to stand still and when to move, keeping silent as opposed to speaking, and always being ready to extend a branch of peace while poised to fight can help the Lord accelerate a battles ending. Ensure true spiritual success as you discover the dire reasons to enlist in Gods great army. The most crucial reason is that Gods army uses the process of enlistment for success, while the enemy craftily drafts his unwitting subjects for a useless, losing outcome. Choosing a particular side helps us to actively participate in aligned mindsets and goals to win what we believe in. This also shows that we have, without a doubt, chosen a designated leader. Well fight very foolishly and be void of a distinguishable target if we dont first know who weve allied ourselves with. Joshua 24:15 KJV says, Choose ye this day who you will serve . . . Joshua declared in his farewell address. Choose a side now.

Die Kunst des Krieges

Author: Sunzi
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426422085
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
View: 6572
Sunzis Text ist nicht nur ein Klassiker der Kriegskunst, seine Weisheiten weisen zudem den Weg zum Sieg bei allen Schlachten und Konflikten, die wir führen. Sei es der gesellschaftliche Konflikt, der Kampf im Aufsichtsrat oder sogar der Kampf der Geschlechter – mit diesem Werk wird jeder Feind besiegt. Doch die größte Leistung besteht darin, den Widerstand des Feindes ohne einen Kampf zu brechen.

The Great Battles of Antiquity

A Strategic and Tactical Guide to Great Battles that Shaped the Development of War
Author: Richard A. Gabriel,Donald W. Boose
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313289309
Category: History
Page: 714
View: 6883
The "Great Captains" frequently looked to crucial battles to learn lessons that they themselves employed. While the battles of antiquity have often been examined, Western generals looked to the wars of the Greeks and the Romans, the Chinese to their own campaigns, and so on. In this volume, Gabriel and Boose examine 31 wars, battles, or campaigns from Megiddo (1479 B.C.) to the fall of Constantinople (A.D. 1453) that had the greatest impact on the ancient world, stretching from the Mediterranean through the Middle East to Japan and Korea.

Battles and Biographies of Missourians; Or, The Civil War Period of Our State

Author: William L. Webb
Publisher: N.A
Category: Missouri
Page: 404
View: 5341

The Battle for Spain

The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
Author: Antony Beevor
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780224532
Category: History
Page: 624
View: 5295
'Fascination lies in the human drama, superbly captured by Beevor ... A vivid chronicle of a dreadful time and place' Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'A moving masterpiece' TLS The civil war that tore Spain apart between 1936 and 1939 and attracted liberals and socialists from across the world to support the cause against Franco was one of the most hard-fought and bitterest conflicts of the 20th century: a war of atrocities and political genocide and a military testing ground before WWII for the Russians, Italians and Germans, whose Condor Legion so notoriously destroyed Guernica. Antony Beevor's account narrates the origins of the Civil War and its violent and dramatic course from the coup d'etat in July 1936 through the savage fighting of the next three years which ended in catastrophic defeat for the Republicans in 1939. And he succeeds especially well in unravelling the complex political and regional forces that played such an important part in the origins and history of the war.

Maps, games, and battles

methods for the interpretation of modern percussion music
Author: Ross Patrick Karre
Publisher: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 51
View: 7233

Jahrbuch Jugendforschung

3. Ausgabe 2003
Author: Hans Merkens,Jürgen Zinnecker
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322851575
Category: Social Science
Page: 441
View: 9596
Jugendforschung ist ein expandierendes Forschungsfeld mit einem stark anwachsendem Markt an Artikeln und Büchern, das auch ein großes Interesse der Öffentlichkeit erfährt. Das Jahrbuch Jugendforschung stellt jenseits vereinzelter Sektionen und Fachgruppen der unterschiedlichen Wissenschaftsdisziplinen ein Forum zur Verfügung, innerhalb dessen Aktuellles im Bereich der Jugendforschung systematisch aufgegriffen wird. Zwei Themen stehen im Mittelpunkt der neuesten Ausgabe 3/2003: Forschungen zur Kommunikationskultur männlicher Jugendgruppen und Forschungen zur Schülerkultur. Mit den Forschungen zur Schülerkultur greift das Jahrbuch Jugendforschung u.a. die aktuelle Diskussion um PISA auf. Weitere Beiträge beschäftigen sich- unter den Rubriken Trends und internationale Länderberichte- u.a. mit Gangforschung in den USA, der Situation von Jugendlichen in der Dritten Welt und der Jugendforschung in den Niederlanden. Ergänzt werden die Beiträge durch einen kurzen Überblick über neu erschienene Bücher zur Jugendforschung und Berichte über aktuelle Forschungsprojekte.

Strategic Battles

Author: John F. Wukovits
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781560068365
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 1897
Discusses strategic battles that took place during World War I.

The Ethics of Intensification

Agricultural Development and Cultural Change
Author: Paul B. Thompson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402087225
Category: Philosophy
Page: 231
View: 6944
The Ethics of Agricultural Intensification: An Interdisciplinary and International Conversation Paul B. Thompson and John Otieno Ouko* Global agriculture faces a number of challenges as the world approaches the second decade of the third millennium. Predictions unilaterally indicate dramatic increases in world population between 2010 and 2030, and a trend in developing countries toward greater consumption of animal products could multiply the need for prod- tion of basic grains even further. Although global food production in 2000 was estimated to be adequate for the existing population, hunger and malnutrition are persistent problems that have led decision makers to recognize that increasing food production in specific regions may be the most effective way to address food se- rity for impoverished peoples. At the same time, there will need to be policy adju- ments that improve poor people’s access to current food supplies without simultaneously undercutting the ability of local producers to obtain needed cash income. What is more, the uncertain effects of global climate change on agricultural ecosystems complicate planning for this process, while poorly understood processes of globa- zation create additional unknowns from the side of social systems. In short, despite surpluses in many parts of the developed world, finding ways to increase food p- duction on both selected regional and a total global basis remains a priority for many farmers, policy makers and agricultural researchers.

Montessori FAQs Unplugged Book One: Infants and Toddlers

Author: Lisa Nolan
Publisher: Lisa Nolan
ISBN: 0983499500
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: N.A
View: 5482
Filled with 50 Montessori activities and real-life examples, Beginning Montessori is divided into several chapters that address the many challenges parents and teachers face when trying to incorporate the Montessori Method in their home or daycare: Questions about Behavior; Questions about Sleep, Routines, and Bedtime; Questions about Giving Lessons and Doing Activities; Questions about Circle Time and Motor Movement; Questions about Food and Mealtime; and Questions about Special Needs and Developmental Delays. This book will be a valuable contribution to those parents and educators who are searching for answers to their questions in caring for very young children using the philosophies of the Montessori Method and who want to make affordable activities for them to do and explore..


Author: Mary Lee Settle
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570032844
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 237
View: 7262
The multi-award-winning author of The Beulah Quintet recounts her childhood in the Kahawha Valley of West Virginia in the aftermath of World War I, her experiences during the Great Depression, and her discovery of literature and music. UP.

12 Decisive Battles of the Mind

The Story of Propaganda During the Christian Era
Author: Gorham Bert Munson
Publisher: N.A
Category: Propaganda
Page: 276
View: 1845

Enhancing Campus Capacity for Leadership

An Examination of Grassroots Leaders in Higher Education
Author: Adrianna Kezar,Jaime Lester
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804781621
Category: Education
Page: 368
View: 3543
Enhancing Campus Capacity for Leadership contributes to the growing tradition of giving voice to grassroots leaders, focusing on the largely untapped potential of faculty and staff on college campuses. In an increasingly corporatized environment, grassroots leadership can provide a balance to the prestige- and revenue-seeking impulses of traditional campus leaders, create changes in the teaching and learning core, build greater equity, improve relationships among campus stakeholders, and enhance the student experience. This book documents the stories of grassroots leaders, including their motivation and background, the tactics and strategies that they use, the obstacles that they overcome, and the ways that they navigate power and join with formal authority. This investigation also highlights the fact that grassroots leaders, particularly in more marginalized groups, can face significant backlash. The authors end with a discussion of the future of leadership on college campuses, examining the possibilities for shared and collaborative forms of guidance and governance.

Battles of the American Revolution

Author: Henry Beebee Carrington
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: 712
View: 2274

Battles in Britain and Their Political Background: 1066-1547

Author: William Seymour
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd
Category: History
Page: 232
View: 1380
Englands Historie; England, Historie, 1066-1746; Skotlands Historie; Rosekrigene; Skotske Oprør; Skotske Opstande; Engelske Konger; Indre Krige i England; Borgerkrige i England; Puritanere; Kavallerer; Cromwell; Charles II; Essex, R.Devereux; Lord Goring; Charles Stuart; Prince Rupert; James II; Byron, J.; Charles I; Anglo Saksere; Normannerne; Kelterne; Edward I; Edward IV; Richard III; Montfort; Henry III; Henry IV; Henry VIII; Harold II; Warwick; William I; Somerset.