Charms, Spells, and Curses for the Millions

Author: V. J. Banis
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 143449148X
Category: Reference
Page: 156
View: 301
This book is a how-to-do-it of black and white magic, and a how-it-is-done record, showing the magic at work of other times, peoples, places. Within these pages, you'll find special sections on methods of healing, matters of love, the divining arts, how to deal with demons, how to alter the form, how to gain wealth and importance, how to use talismans and how to use magic to create mischief. Here are charms that will chill your bones, answer your most intimate questions, and draw you deeper into the lore of magic than you've ever been before.

Magazines for the Millions

Gender and Commerce in the Ladies' Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post, 1880-1910
Author: Helen Damon-Moore
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791420584
Category: Social Science
Page: 263
View: 1306
Argues that the two popular women's magazines were pivotal in the combining of gender and commercialism at the turn of the century, and that publishers and advertisers conspired to create both a gendered commercial discourse and a commercial gender discourse for both men and women. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

China's Millions

Author: Austin
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802829759
Category: History
Page: 506
View: 8438
Banner-carrying Salvation Army marchers, stone-silent Quakers, jumpy Midwestern revivalists, closed-fellowship Brethren, and Prayer-book Anglicans all made up the mixed multitude sent to the Middle Kingdom by the China Inland Mission (CIM). In China's Millions, the newest volume of the acclaimed Studies in the History of Christian Missions series, veteran historian Alvyn Austin crafts a compelling narrative of the sprawling history of the China Inland Mission. Austin explores two questions: How did British evangelicalism feed into American fundamentalism, eventually becoming global Protestantism, and how did evangelical Christianity become Chinese? Along the way he introduces readers to a remarkable array of sights, from the visionary, charismatic sect-leader Pastor Hsi, to the wordless book, a missionary teaching device that fit perfectly with Chinese color cosmology, to the opium-soaked aftermath of the North China Famine of 1877-79. Clear, readable, and well researched, China's Millions digs deeply into the Chinese and Western past to tell a story that no one would think to tell, the strange yet hopeful result of two cultures colliding.

History of Meals for Millions, Soy, and Freedom from Hunger

Author: William Shurtleff,Akiko Aoyagi
Publisher: Soyinfo Center
ISBN: 1928914322
Category: Medical
Page: 195
View: 8549

'Millions Like Us'?

British Culture in the Second World War
Author: Nick Hayes,Jeff Hill
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780853237631
Category: History
Page: 342
View: 3991
This collection of essays brings together the latest historical research on cultural production and reception during the Second World War. Its starting point is how this war was presented to, and understood by, contemporaries and how they differentiated it from earlier conflicts. Although this was particularly noticeable in the construction of ideas of inclusiveness and commonality where ‘the people’ pulled together to secure victory and a socially equitable peace, the essays also seek to explore the diversity of institutional and personal experiences. Essays look at major national institutions and industries such as the recently formed BBC, the culturally diverse and rapidly expanding commercial press, and the British film industry. The collection explores the role of the individual agent, with studies on established writers and composers, and how each related to the collective rationales of wartime.

A Social Gospel for Millions

The Religious Bestsellers of Charles Sheldon, Charles Gordon, and Harold Bell Wright
Author: John P. Ferré
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879724382
Category: Religion
Page: 114
View: 8897
In the twentieth century Marxism challenged laissez-faire economics, psychoanalysis reinterpreted the processes of thought, and evolution discredited the idea of creation. These changes profoundly affected American Protestantism. Ferré examines the belief system that underlies what middle-class Protestants chose to read.


Author: Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330463462
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
View: 995
Frank Cottrell Boyce's Millions is the tale of a not-so-great train robbery. Two brothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain's countdown to joining the Euro. Suddenly finding themselves with a vast amount of cash, the boys have just one glorious, appalling dilemma – how to spend it in the few days before it becomes worthless. Torn between the vices of buying a million pizzas and the virtues of ending world poverty, the boys soon discover that being rich is a mug's game. For not only is the clock ticking – the bungling bank robbers are closing in too. Pizzas or World Peace – what would you choose? This edition features fantastic cover artwork from the incredible Steven Lenton.

Forgotten Millions

The Modern Jewish Exodus from Arab Lands
Author: Malka Hillel Shulewitz
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826447643
Category: Religion
Page: 258
View: 9244
Describes the situations of the long-established Jewish communities of the Arab world, the forces that led them to immigrate to Israel, and the conditions that shaped their new lives in a Jewish state led by Jews of a different heritage

Omnipotence for the Millions

Author: Brook Ziporyn
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595184146
Category: Fiction
Page: 253
View: 1759
Omnipotence for the Millions is best described as a weeping man's bedroom farce, a tale of infuriatingly ineluctable agape and abortive misanthropy, of a love-hate triangle of rivalrous comrades and wives, of human intersubjectivity conceived as a world wherein everyone is constantly enacting exasperatingly ambiguous atrocities on everyone else and everyone's kind of pissed off about it probably but nobody's quite sure. It is the story of a certain Mr. Smithers and his close associate and rival Mr. Smith, and their unfortunate intertwining in the fast-paced back-slappingly fulfilling industry of late night self-help infomercial production. Smithers’ mercy-begging detestation of his putative buddy is, it would seem, no match for the latter's obliviously cheerful ability to just not get it. At various points Smithers is called upon to serve not only as Smith's best friend, his employer, his wife’s lover, his business partner and his archrival, but also as his teacher (in a formal classroom setting) and as his valet. The two men, like all two men, are tacitly struggling for the same quantum of virtual space--job, money, status, women, existential authenticity, all of which are in limited supply. And yet, by dint of some sadistically neutral cosmic conspiracy, they're forced to stand around talking to each other all the time. The subject of this book, broadly speaking, is that old-time sideshow favorite formerly known as The Human Condition, in this case construed as an elaboration of what's so bad about ever having to be in the same room with anyone else.

Millions Saved

New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health
Author: Amanda Glassman,Miriam Temin
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 1933286938
Category: Social Science
Page: 300
View: 2513
Over the past fifteen years, people in low- and middle-income countries have experienced a health revolution—one that has created new opportunities and brought new challenges. It is a revolution that keeps mothers and babies alive, helps children grow, and enables adults to thrive. Millions Saved: New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health chronicles the global health revolution from the ground up, showcasing twenty-two local, national, and regional health programs that have been part of this global change. The book profiles eighteen remarkable cases in which large-scale efforts to improve health in low- and middle-income countries succeeded, and four examples of promising interventions that fell short of their health targets when scaled-up in real world conditions. Each case demonstrates how much effort—and sometimes luck—is required to fight illness and sustain good health. The cases are grouped into four main categories, reflecting the diversity of strategies to improve population health in low-and middle-income countries: rolling out medicines and technologies; expanding access to health services; targeting cash transfers to improve health; and promoting population-wide behavior change to decrease risk. The programs covered also come from various regions around the world: seven from sub-Saharan Africa, six from Latin America and the Caribbean, five from East and Southeast Asia, and four from South Asia.

Inventing Millions

Author: Paul Holper,Paul
Publisher: Orient Paperbacks
ISBN: 9788122204582
Page: 184
View: 7900
21 inventions that changed the world and made millions. The book presents the perspicacity and creativity of twenty-one entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers whose ideas, accidents and even failures have changed their world and our world forever. Smaller is superior - Cell phones The greatest discover since fire - Microwave Scent of the century - Chanel 5 Making the world listen - Bionic ear Search for Success - Google Music on the move - iPods, etc

La millions

y Candido de dia, candido de noche
Author: Enrique Suárez de Deza
Publisher: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 152
View: 7095

Moving Millions

Transport Strategies for Sustainable Development in Megacities
Author: F. Moavenzadeh,M.J. Markow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402067020
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 272
View: 2238
Covering a topic of massive contemporary importance, this well written volume demonstrates how transportation strategy and environmental sustainability can be pursued in a comprehensive and harmonious, rather than unconnected and potentially conflicting, set of public policies. It applies lessons from several urban areas (e.g., Bogota, Singapore, Mexico City, Sao Paulo), including "success stories" and less successful "hard-won lessons", to a case study in Guangzhou.

Millions Saved

Proven Successes in Global Health
Author: Ruth Levine
Publisher: Peterson Institute
ISBN: 9780881323726
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 167
View: 5825
Seventeen stories about how efforts to improve health in developing countries saved millions of lives -- and millions of dollars. From polio in Latin America, to measles in southern Africa, to HIV in Thailand, these inspiring case studies show what it takes for global health programs to succeed.

How to Increase Millions of Jobs In a Year

Author: Abdus Shahid
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456844950
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
View: 3396

The Hidden Millions

Homelessness in Developing Countries
Author: Graham Tipple,Suzanne Speak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134091389
Category: Architecture
Page: 344
View: 7507
This book explores the extent, causes and characteristics of homelessness in developing countries. Bringing together a major review of literature and empirical case studies, it is invaluable for those studying, researching or working in housing, homelessness, social policy or urban poverty. Drawing on local research in nine countries in the global south, this book offers an insight into the lives of homeless people, public perceptions of homelessness, and the policies and interventions which might variously increase or reduce homelessness. Exploring the human context as well as policy and planning, it will challenge preconceptions.

Millions to Spare

Author: Barbara Dunlop
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426821980
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 7353
Reporter Julia Nash has waited years to join the top ranks of investigative journalists. When a trip to Dubai reveals the key to a mystery in the world of Thoroughbred racing, Julia finds her chance. But then she's caught snooping…and held in the sole custody of Lord Harrison Rochester! As long as it takes. That's what Harrison vows when he keeps Julia at his desert estate. He'll discover what the beauty has been up to—even if the search leads to an attraction neither expected. But when Julia's safety is compromised, they must say goodbye…or "I do."

The Begum's Millions

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819574597
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 453
When two European scientists unexpectedly inherit an Indian rajah’s fortune, each builds an experimental city of his dreams in the wilds of the American Northwest. France-Ville is a harmonious urban community devoted to health and hygiene, the specialty of its French founder, Dr. François Sarrasin. Stahlstadt, or City of Steel, is a fortress-like factory town devoted to the manufacture of high-tech weapons of war. Its German creator, the fanatically pro-Aryan Herr Schultze, is Verne’s first truly evil scientist. In his quest for world domination and racial supremacy, Schultze decides to showcase his deadly wares by destroying France-Ville and all its inhabitants. Both prescient and cautionary, The Begum’s Millions is a masterpiece of scientific and political speculation and constitutes one of the earliest technological utopia/dystopias in Western literature. This Wesleyan edition features notes, appendices, and a critical introduction as well as all the illustrations from the original French edition.

Millions Fed

Proven Successes in Agricultural Development
Author: David J. Spielman,Rajul Pandya-Lorch
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
ISBN: 089629661X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 165
View: 1189
Humanity has made enormous progress in the past 50 years toward eliminating hunger and malnutrition. Some five billion people--more than 80 percent of the world's population--have enough food to live healthy, productive lives. Agricultural development has contributed significantly to these gains, while also fostering economic growth and poverty reduction in some of the world's poorest countries.

Moving Millions

The Commercial Success and Political Controversies of Hong Kong's Railway
Author: Rikkie Yeung
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622098827
Category: Transportation
Page: 332
View: 8296
With the "merger" of the MTRC and the KCRC in 2007, the history of Hong Kong's railways turned a new page. The two government-owned corporations were exceptionally profitable. Yet, this commercially successful railway model was not without social costs and political controversies. Moving Millions critically examines the governance history of the MTRC and the KCRC over the past three decades, and sheds light on the challenges to Hong Kong's railway after the "merger". The author discusses complex relationships between railway management, government policy and politics. Critical issues are analysed, including corporate governance; railway-property development; funding and managing new projects; mismanagement and controversies; public accountability; and passenger interest in fares, choice and convenience. The book compares how differently the MTRC and the KCRC dealt with the government, civil society, the market, and with each other to achieve commercial objectives and tackle public interests issues in a post-industrial society, where public expectations are rising despite constraints in democracy.