The World is Ever Changing

Enhanced edition
Author: Nicolas Roeg
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571264948
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
View: 1752
Nicolas Roeg is one of the most distinctive and influential film-makers of his generation. The generation of film-makers who define contemporary movie-making - Danny Boyle, Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight), James Marsh (Man on Wire), and Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth), all acknowledge their debt to the work of Nicolas Roeg. Roeg began as a cameraman, working for such masters as Francois Truffaut and David Lean. His explosive debut as a director with Performance, established an approach to film-making that was unconventional and ever-changing, creating works such as Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing, Insignificance, and, more recently, Puffball. Having now reached eighty years of age, Roeg has decided to pass on to the next generations, the wealth of wisdom and experience he has garnered over fifty years of film-making.

Stepping Stones to Personal Empowerment

Discoveries of Inner Peace, Enlightenment and Meaning
Author: Rodney Groves
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438980779
Category: Philosophy
Page: 248
View: 7250
In the book, Stepping Stones to Personal Empowerment, Rodney Groves takes a journey through history, along with some of the greatest minds the world has produced, to discover the hidden secrets to our mortal existence. Combining the wisdom of contemporary and ancient philosophers, along with spiritual leaders from all parts of the globe, he presents a unique and in depth look at our human condition and what it takes to find inner peace, enlightenment and meaning in our lives. This is a sensible and easy to read book that the spiritual seeker will find enriches their life. Here Rodney addresses key issues that we encounter in our every day living and shows us how to better understand ourselves and others. He shows us the unique connection that each of us has with each other and with the living experience itself.

The Origins of Vīraśaiva Sects

A Typological Analysis of Ritual and Associational Patterns in the Śūnyasaṃpādane
Author: R. Blake Michael
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120806986
Category: Hindu sects
Page: 238
View: 7148

The Philosophy of Jñānadeva

As Gleaned from the Amṛtānubhava
Author: B. P. Bahirat
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120815742
Page: 354
View: 7141
The Present work is devoted to the philosophical teachings of Jnanadeva the well-known 13h century saint and genius of Maharashtra in whom we find a rare combination of poetry, philosophy and deep religious experience. The author has based his work mainly on Jnanadeva`s Amrtanabhava, but he has also taken into consideration other works of Jnanadeva. He gives a clear and lucid exposition of Jnanadeva's theory of Chidvilasa, which is approached by him through an acute criticism of the theory of Avidya. He also shows how Jnanadeva's philosophy culminates in his conception of natural devotion and forms a firm foundation of the Bhakti-cult in Maharashtra. The views of Jnanadeva are also compared with those of Eastern and Western thinkers. This is the first attempt to present in English the Philosophy of Jnanadeva in a systematic form and to convey a clear vision of his lofty and integral idealism.

The Philosophy of Jnanadeva

Author: Bhalchandra Pandharinath Bahirat
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
ISBN: 9788171547371
Category: Yoga, Bhakti
Page: 277
View: 5872

Looking at Art Philosophically

Aesthetic Concepts Fundamental to Being an Artist
Author: Tom Supensky
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477249397
Category: Art
Page: 68
View: 2062
The purpose of this book is to present to the reader a series of philosophical ideas that assist in understanding one s position in the world of art and some thinking on art and creativity intended to awaken the aesthetic aspects of making art. There is no intention to review historical philosophical concepts, nor is there any specific inclusion of contemporary theories on art philosophy. What is included are those philosophies important to the developing artist that are more commonplace in nature, often neglected in art education, yet vitally necessary to the true artist. Finally, this book is intended to stimulate the reader into asking such questions as who am I, why art, and what is art. It is hopeful that the reader finds an aesthetic foundation, a personal and honest place in the world of art.

The Ladies' Companion

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Women's periodicals, English
Page: N.A
View: 8857

The Ever Changing Organization

Creating the Capacity for Continuous Change, Learning, and Improvement
Author: Gerald R Pieters,Doyle W Young
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781574442625
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 296
View: 1225
If you are: overwhelmed by the amount of change and the difficulty in making it happen, finding failure - or limited success - with the implementation of changes, disappointed in the growth or financial performance of your organization, and are looking for a strategy for improving your organization's capacity for planned and proactive change, this book is for you. The world is continuing to change at a rapid pace, while most organizations are focused on maintaining stability and certainty. The price of this growing gap is the diversion of limited resources to reactive, fire-fighting behaviors and the inability to lead and be proactive. Allowing the gap to continue to grow is the formula for failure, this book gives you the formula for success. In The EverChanging Organization, the authors present a model of the EverChanging Organization(ECO). This is a systems model for understanding an organization's needed capacity for change in a range of change orientations from change averse to change seeking. The book includes diagnostic scales, tools for assessing need and status as an ECO, and a process for selecting and implementing change initiatives to achieve the needed capacity for change in timely and cost effective ways.


Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies
Author: Gailyn Van Rheenen
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310208092
Category: Religion
Page: 251
View: 485
This introduction to missions looks at the biblical and theological foundations for effective missions. Van Rheenen also outlines practical strategies that will help present and future missionaries involved in taking the gospel to the world.

Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Missions
Page: N.A
View: 2372

Image Statistics in Visual Computing

Author: Tania Pouli,Erik Reinhard,Douglas W. Cunningham
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439874905
Category: Computers
Page: 372
View: 5976
To achieve the complex task of interpreting what we see, our brains rely on statistical regularities and patterns in visual data. Knowledge of these regularities can also be considerably useful in visual computing disciplines, such as computer vision, computer graphics, and image processing. The field of natural image statistics studies the regular

The Freewill Baptist Quarterly

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 3719

What May be Learned from a Tree

Author: Harland Coultas
Publisher: N.A
Category: Trees
Page: 190
View: 693

Common Sense Leadership

Author: Garth Johns
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452573492
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
View: 6793
Leadership is not a role reserved for presidents, prime ministers, and CEOs. All of us have the opportunity to be leaders, inspiring others while encouraging them to improve themselves in so many ways. Parents, managers, coaches, union leaders, church volunteers, and many others can be incredibly uplifting and inspiring. It’s really not that complicated. What will you do to be a better leader for your workplace, your family, or your community?

Trade-offs in Conservation

Deciding What to Save
Author: Nigel Leader-Williams,William M. Adams,Robert J. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444348108
Category: Science
Page: 432
View: 5324
This book demonstrates that trade-offs can be very important for conservationists. Its various chapters show how and why trade-offs are made, and why conservationists need to think very hard about what, if anything, to do about them. The book argues that conservationists must carefully weigh up, and be explicit about, the trade-offs that they make every day in deciding what to save. Key Features: Discusses the wider non-biological issues that surround making decisions about which species and biogeographic areas to prioritise for conservation Focuses on questions such as: What are these wider issues that are influencing the decisions we make? What factors need to be included in our assessment of trade-offs? What package of information and issues do managers need to consider in making a rational decision? Who should make such decisions? Part of the Conservation Science and Practice book series This volume is of interest to policy-makers, researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students who are concerned about making decisions that include recognition of trade-offs in conservation planning.


An Environmental Cosmology
Author: Joseph Grange
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791433485
Category: Science
Page: 272
View: 8236
Provides a set of normative measure sto assess the value of nature and proposes the new discipline of foundational ecology as a response to environmental crisis.

Computation and Visualization for Understanding Dynamics in Geographic Domains

A Research Agenda
Author: May Yuan,Kathleen S. Hornsby
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420060331
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 120
View: 9687
The world is ever changing, and a comprehensive understanding of the world will not be achieved without theoretical and methodological advances to decode complex dynamics in human and environmental systems. Computation and Visualization for the Understanding of Dynamics in Geographic Domains: A Research Agenda synthesizes key ideas and issues discussed during the UCGIS hosted workshop on computation. It expands upon popular discussions to provide a comprehensive overview of geographic dynamics and new approaches to advance our understanding of geographic dynamics through computation and visualization. The text gives an overview of the state of research and how this research relates to intelligence analysis. It addresses broad issues and challenges in areas, such as spatiotemporal analysis and modeling, spatiotemporal visual analytics; spatiotemporal data mining, spatiotemporal reasoning, and spatiotemporal ontologies. The book also fuses suggestions from workshop participants with literature reviews to propose new research agendas and recommendations for future developments and collaboration. With full coverage on current developments and probably challenges, Computation and Visualization for the Understanding of Dynamics in Geographic Domains: A Research Agenda establishes a foundation to promote further studies in geographic dynamics and provides a springboard for the next big scientific and technological breakthrough.

Myth, Ritual and the Oral

Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139493035
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 2599
In Myth, Ritual and the Oral Jack Goody, one of the world's most distinguished anthropologists, returns to the related themes of myth, orality and literacy, subjects that have long been a touchstone in anthropological thinking. Combining classic papers with recent unpublished work, this volume brings together some of the most important essays written on these themes in the past half century, representative of a lifetime of critical engagement and research. In characteristically clear and accessible style, Jack Goody addresses fundamental conceptual schemes underpinning modern anthropology, providing potent critiques of current theoretical trends. Drawing upon his highly influential work on the LoDagaa myth of the Bagre, Goody challenges structuralist and functionalist interpretations of oral 'literature', stressing the issues of variation, imagination and creativity, and the problems of methodology and analysis. These insightful, and at times provocative, essays will stimulate fresh debate and prove invaluable to students and teachers of social anthropology.

Professional Nursing

Concepts, Issues, and Challenges
Author: John Daly, RN, PhD,Sandra Speedy, RN, EdD,Debra Jackson, RN, PhD,Vickie Lambert, RN, DNSc, FAAN,Clinton Lambert, RN,PhD,CS,FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826125576
Category: Medical
Page: 376
View: 9826
This engagingly written text offers nursing students comprehensive ideas and perspectives that are basic to the practice of contemporary nursing. Each chapter focuses on a foundational area of study and explores the central concepts, relevant issues, dilemma, and debates. It presents a broad-range of professional issues, ranging from a brief history of nursing in the U.S., research and legal issues, to an introduction to nursing organizations and regulatory bodies.

What Chinese Want

Culture, Communism and the Modern Chinese Consumer
Author: Tom Doctoroff
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1137000546
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 5174
Today, most Americans take for granted that China will be the next global superpower. But despite the nation's growing influence, the average Chinese person is still a mystery - or, at best, a baffling set of seeming contradictions - to Westerners who expect the rising Chinese consumer to resemble themselves. Here, Tom Doctoroff, the guiding force of advertising giant J. Walter Thompson's (JWT) China operations, marshals his 20 years of experience navigating this fascinating intersection of commerce and culture to explain the mysteries of China. He explores the many cultural, political, and economic forces shaping the twenty-first-century Chinese and their implications for businesspeople, marketers, and entrepreneurs - or anyone else who wants to know what makes the Chinese tick. Dismantling common misconceptions, Doctoroff provides the context Westerners need to understand the distinctive worldview that drives Chinese businesses and consumers, including: - why family and social stability take precedence over individual self-expression and the consequences for education, innovation, and growth; - their fundamentally different understanding of morality, and why Chinese tolerate human rights abuses, rampant piracy, and endemic government corruption; and - the long and storied past that still drives decision making at corporate, local, and national levels. Change is coming fast and furious in China, challenging not only how the Western world sees the Chinese but how they see themselves. From the new generation's embrace of Christmas to the middle-class fixation with luxury brands; from the exploding senior demographic to what the Internet means for the government's hold on power, Doctoroff pulls back the curtain to reveal a complex and nuanced picture of a facinating people whose lives are becoming ever more entwined with our own.