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The Sciences of the Soul - The Early Modern Origins of Psychology (Paperback): Fernando Vidal, Saskia Brown The Sciences of the Soul - The Early Modern Origins of Psychology (Paperback)
Fernando Vidal, Saskia Brown
R939 Discovery Miles 9 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Fernando Vidal's trailblazing text on the origins of psychology traces the development of the discipline from its appearance in the late sixteenth century to its redefinition at the end of the seventeenth and its emergence as an institutionalized field in the eighteenth. Originally published in 2011, The Sciences of the Soul continues to be of wide importance in the history and philosophy of psychology, the history of the human sciences more generally, and in the social and intellectual history of eighteenth-century Europe.

For the Love of Beef - The Good, the Bad and the Future of America's Favorite Meat (Paperback): Scott Lively For the Love of Beef - The Good, the Bad and the Future of America's Favorite Meat (Paperback)
Scott Lively
R357 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R52 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

We don't eat beef to stay alive, we eat it to feel alive. We eat beef for the experience. We eat it for the texture, the aroma, the atmosphere. Whether it's prepared in a backyard or a bistro, North Americans LOVE beef. Look at it this way: the French have their wine, the Germans have their beer--and the Americans have their beef. From hamburgers to meatballs, briskets to ribeyes, the average American eats almost 60 pounds of beef every year. Yet, how well do you know the steak on your plate, the roast in your oven, or the ground beef in your freezer? Where does it come from--Texas, Nebraska, Uruguay, or Australia? Is it true that the meat from thousands of cows is in just one pound of hamburger? And, if so, how safe is it? And what about hormones and antibiotics? Scott Lively, president of Raise American, cuts through the bull and brings you the truth about the Big Beef industry in this essential guide to all things beef. You'll find out what packers, grocers, and the government know, but don't have to tell you. You'll learn how to look at a cut of beef and know whether it's clean, green, and healthy, or came from an old dairy cow. You'll find out what "grass fed" really means (and what it doesn't), and how the USDA actually measures the quality of your beef. And you'll understand what sustainable cattle farming is, and how it can benefit your health and the environment. For the Love of Beef has the answers to the questions you never knew you had about your favorite meat, written by one of the foremost authorities in the beef industry. Whether you're a budget-minded consumer or would-be connoisseur, you'll never look at beef the same way again.

The Hunt for Mount Everest (Paperback): Craig Storti The Hunt for Mount Everest (Paperback)
Craig Storti
R422 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R63 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The height of Mt. Everest was first measured in 1850, but the closest any westerner got to Everest during the next 71 years, until 1921, was 40 miles. The Hunt for Mt. Everest tells the story of the 71-year quest to find the world's highest mountain. It's a tale of high drama, of larger-than-life characters-George Everest, Francis Younghusband, George Mallory, Lord Curzon, Edward Whymper-and a few quiet heroes: Alexander Kellas, the 13th Dalai Lama, Charles Bell. A story that traverses the Alps, the Himalayas, Nepal and Tibet, the British Empire (especially British India and the Raj), the Anglo-Russian rivalry known as The Great Game, the disastrous First Afghan War, and the phenomenal Survey of India - it is far bigger than simply the tallest mountain in the world. Encountering spies, war, political intrigues, and hundreds of mules, camels, bullocks, yaks, and two zebrules, Craig Storti uncovers the fascinating and still largely overlooked saga of all that led up to that moment in late June of 1921 when two English climbers, George Mallory and Guy Bullock, became the first westerners-and almost certainly the first human beings-to set foot on Mt. Everest and thereby claimed the last remaining major prize in the history of exploration. With 2021 bringing the 100th anniversary of that year, most Everest chronicles have dealt with the climbing history of the mountain, with all that happened after 1921. The Hunt for Mt. Everest is the seldom-told story of all that happened before.

Primary Mathematics - Integrating Theory with Practice (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Penelope Serow, Rosemary Callingham,... Primary Mathematics - Integrating Theory with Practice (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Penelope Serow, Rosemary Callingham, Tracey Muir
R1,966 Discovery Miles 19 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Primary Mathematics: Integrating Theory with Practice provides a comprehensive introduction to teaching and learning mathematics in today's classrooms. Closely aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, this text covers the core learning areas of measurement, space and geometry, early number concepts, data and statistics, chance and probability, and patterns and algebra. The text also addresses key considerations for teachers, such as planning, assessment, differentiation and teaching outside traditional contexts. The third edition has been thoroughly revised and features three new chapters focusing on the General Capabilities and Cross-Curricular Priorities, implementing STEM strategies in the primary setting, and the transition to practice. Each chapter highlights how the theory of teaching mathematics can be put into practice effectively and includes new guided reflective questions and student tasks. Written by an expert author team, Primary Mathematics remains an essential resource that will prepare and excite pre-service teachers for their future as mathematics educators.

The Training of African Teachers in Natal from 1846-1964 (Paperback): Nicolas Schicketanz The Training of African Teachers in Natal from 1846-1964 (Paperback)
Nicolas Schicketanz
R305 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R43 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The history of African teacher training in Natal is one of the most neglected and under-researched aspects of educational history. This book attempts to set out the administrative history of this field as a first step in stimulating the further research that is so urgently needed. It provides an overview of how and why African teachers were trained in the colony and province of Natal, starting in 1846 with the arrival of the first missionaries and ending in 1964, ten years after the Bantu Education Act was passed. By focusing on the past, the book also aims to provide a historical lens through which modern educational problems can be viewed. The quality of an education system, past or present, depends on its teachers, and the most vital task of any education system is to ensure that teachers are properly trained to do what they should do: inspire and intellectually stimulate the young generation.

Gateway to the Moon - Building the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex (Paperback, 2001 ed): Charles D. Benson, William B.... Gateway to the Moon - Building the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex (Paperback, 2001 ed)
Charles D. Benson, William B. Faherty
R623 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R72 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Gateway to the Moon presents the definitive history of the origins, design, and construction of the lunar launch facilities at Kennedy Space Center, the terrestrial site of one of the greatest national adventures of the 20th century, humanity's first trip to the moon. It includes archival illustrations and diagrams of locations, personnel, and equipment, from aerial views of sandy, undeveloped Cape Canaveral to some of the first photos of the mobile launchers and crawler-transporters.

Filled with the sense of wonder and pride that the earliest U.S. space achievements inspired, the book focuses on launch complexes 39A and 39B, the gigantic assemblies from which the Apollo-Saturn vehicles departed for trips into space, and on the massive eight-acre Vertical Assembly Building (renamed the Vehicle Assembly Building) and the attached Launch Control Center -- some of the most awesome buildings ever constructed. It also analyzes the technological and governmental interactions necessary to ensure success of the launches.

Originally part of Moonport, a 1978 volume in the NASA History Series, the book is based on extensive interviews with wit participants in the space program and wide access to official documents, letters, and memoranda; in addition, the authors air criticisms directed at the Kennedy Space Center team and treat in detail mistakes in launch operations and conflicts within the program. Written for a general-interest audience, with jargon and acronyms translated into everyday language, the book offers a faithful account of technology in service to humanity.

Feed Your Family For GBP20...In A Hurry! - Deliciously Easy, Budget-Friendly Meals in Under 20 Minutes (Paperback): Lorna Cooper Feed Your Family For GBP20...In A Hurry! - Deliciously Easy, Budget-Friendly Meals in Under 20 Minutes (Paperback)
Lorna Cooper
R467 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R73 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Over half a million people have learnt to meal plan, budget and cook for just GBP20 a week through Lorna Cooper's popular cookery blog and debut cookbook. And now she's back and ready to feed the nation on a budget, and in only 20 minutes! Feed Your Family for GBP20 a Week...In a Hurry! is the cookbook that every time- and cash-stretched parent needs in their kitchen. A busy mum of three, Lorna understands how difficult it is to keep the whole family fed on a budget, and to find the time to cook wholesome meals in amongst the pressures of everyday life. With Lorna's savvy shopping tips and clever shortcuts, you'll be amazed what you can make in under 20 minutes AND for under GBP20 a week. From Tuscan Chicken Pasta to Philly Cheese Steak and Peanut Butter Cookies, never has saving time AND money been so easy!

The Time Traveller's Guide to British Theatre - The First Four Hundred Years (Paperback): Aleks Sierz, Lia Ghilardi The Time Traveller's Guide to British Theatre - The First Four Hundred Years (Paperback)
Aleks Sierz, Lia Ghilardi
R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

British theatre is booming. But where do these beautiful buildings and exciting plays come from? And when did the story start? To find out we time travel back to the age of the first Queen Elizabeth in the 16th century, four hundred years ago when there was not a single theatre in the land. In the company of a series of well-characterized fictional guides, the eight chapters of the book explore how British theatre began, grew up and developed from the 1550s to the 1950s. The Time-Traveller's Guide to British Theatre tells the story of the movers and shakers, the buildings, the playwrights, the plays and the audiences that make British theatre what it is today. It covers all the great names - from Shakespeare to Terence Rattigan, by way of Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw - and the classic plays, many of which are still revived today, visits the venues and tells their dramatic stories. It is an accessible, journalistic account of this subject which, while based firmly on extensive research and historical accuracy, describes five centuries of British creativity in an interesting and relevant way. It is celebratory in tone, journalistic in style and accurate in content.

The Rebellion of the Daughters - Jewish Women Runaways in Habsburg Galicia (Hardcover): Rachel Manekin The Rebellion of the Daughters - Jewish Women Runaways in Habsburg Galicia (Hardcover)
Rachel Manekin
R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An in-depth exploration of the flight of young Jewish women from their Orthodox homes during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries The Rebellion of the Daughters investigates the flight of young Jewish women from their Orthodox, mostly Hasidic, homes in Western Galicia (now Poland) in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In extreme cases, hundreds of these women sought refuge in a Krakow convent, where many converted to Catholicism. Those who stayed home often remained Jewish in name only. Relying on a wealth of archival documents, including court testimonies, letters, diaries, and press reports, Rachel Manekin reconstructs the stories of three Jewish women runaways and reveals their struggles and innermost convictions. Unlike Orthodox Jewish boys, who attended "cheders," traditional schools where only Jewish subjects were taught, Orthodox Jewish girls were sent to Polish primary schools. When the time came for them to marry, many young women rebelled against the marriages arranged by their parents, with some wishing to pursue secondary and university education. After World War I, the crisis of the rebellious daughters in Krakow spurred the introduction of formal religious education for young Orthodox Jewish women in Poland, which later developed into a worldwide educational movement. Manekin chronicles the belated Orthodox response and argues that these educational innovations not only kept Orthodox Jewish women within the fold but also foreclosed their opportunities for higher education. Exploring the estrangement of young Jewish women from traditional Judaism in Habsburg Galicia at the turn of the twentieth century, The Rebellion of the Daughters brings to light a forgotten yet significant episode in Eastern European history.

The Mountain Men - A History of Early Rockclimbing in North Wales - From Its Beginning to 1914 (Paperback, 2nd Revised... The Mountain Men - A History of Early Rockclimbing in North Wales - From Its Beginning to 1914 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Alan Hankinson
R218 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R12 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Shadow of a Doubt - The twisty psychological thriller inspired by a real life story that will keep you reading long into the... Shadow of a Doubt - The twisty psychological thriller inspired by a real life story that will keep you reading long into the night (Paperback)
Michelle Davies
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Pure suspense, where past and present collide with chilling results' Erin Kelly 'A hugely entertaining, fast-paced thriller' Caz Frear 'It's a pitch-perfect blend of ghostly terror and pacey thriller' Catherine Ryan Howard 'Dark, spooky and brilliantly plotted, the perfect read for dark winter nights' Harriet Tyce Twenty-six years ago my brother was murdered in my family home. I was sent to a psychiatric unit for killing him. The truth is, I didn't do it. The whole world believed eight-year-old Cara killed her younger brother on that fateful night. But she blamed it on a paranormal entity she swears was haunting her house. No one believed her and after two years of treatment in a psychiatric unit for delusional disorder, Cara was shunned by her remaining family and put into foster care. Now she's being forced to return to the family home for the first time since her brother's death, but what if she's about to re-discover the evil that was lurking inside its walls?

Sisters in the Mirror - A History of Muslim Women and the Global Politics of Feminism (Hardcover): Elora Shehabuddin Sisters in the Mirror - A History of Muslim Women and the Global Politics of Feminism (Hardcover)
Elora Shehabuddin
R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A crystal-clear account of the entangled history of Western and Muslim feminisms. Western feminists, pundits, and policymakers tend to portray the Muslim world as the last and most difficult frontier of global feminism. Challenging this view, Elora Shehabuddin presents a unique and engaging history of feminism as a story of colonial and postcolonial interactions between Western and Muslim societies. Muslim women, like other women around the world, have been engaged in their own struggles for generations: as individuals and in groups that include but also extend beyond their religious identity and religious practices. The modern and globally enmeshed Muslim world they navigate has often been at the weaker end of disparities of wealth and power, of processes of colonization and policies of war, economic sanctions, and Western feminist outreach. Importantly, Muslims have long constructed their own ideas about women's and men's lives in the West, with implications for how they articulate their feminist dreams for their own societies. Stretching from the eighteenth-century Enlightenment era to the War on Terror present, Sisters in the Mirror shows how changes in women's lives and feminist strategies have consistently reflected wider changes in national and global politics and economics. Muslim women, like non-Muslim women in various colonized societies and non-white and poor women in the West, have found themselves having to negotiate their demands for rights within other forms of struggle-for national independence or against occupation, racism, and economic inequality. Through stories of both well-known and relatively unknown figures, Shehabuddin recounts instances of conflict alongside those of empathy, collaboration, and solidarity across this extended period. Sisters in the Mirror is organized around stories of encounters between women and men from South Asia, Britain, and the United States that led them, as if they were looking in a mirror, to pause and reconsider norms in their own society, including cherished ideas about women's roles and rights. These intertwined stories confirm that nowhere, in either Western or Muslim societies, has material change in girls' and women's lives come easily or without protracted struggle.

The Fighting Tigers, 1993-2008 - Into a New Century of LSU Football (Hardcover): Scott Rabalais, Peter Finney The Fighting Tigers, 1993-2008 - Into a New Century of LSU Football (Hardcover)
Scott Rabalais, Peter Finney
R840 R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Save R130 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Magnificent, maddening, thrilling, heartbreaking -- over the years, LSU football has been called many things; boring is not among them. But no period in the team's history exemplifies the extreme highs and lows of sport better than the past fifteen years. In 1993, the Tigers were in the midst of a record six-season losing streak and the program was struggling to dig its way out of its darkest days. By 2008, LSU had emerged as one of the premier college football powers in the nation and the unprecedented two-time winner of the BCS national championship. In The Fighting Tigers, 1993--2008, award-winning sportswriter Scott Rabalais chronicles the Tigers' fantastic rise to the top of the college football universe, vividly detailing the victories and defeats, the coaches and the players, the tears and the titles of this sometimes frustrating, always fascinating period of LSU football.

Game by game, Rabalais recounts the tenures of the four head coaches who led the Tigers during these years -- "Curley" Hallman, the strict taskmaster whose mounting losses created dissension and apathy among the Tiger faithful; Gerry DiNardo, the charismatic salesman whose efforts to "Bring Back the Magic" temporarily vaulted the Tigers again into the national polls; Nick Saban, the intense workhorse who steadily rebuilt the program and led the team to its first national championship in almost fifty years; and Les Miles, the engaging wildcard who finally emerged from Saban's shadow with a championship of his own. Rabalais provides expert analysis of the 2004 and 2008 BCS national championship games and other postseason bowl games as well as the "ordinary" games that have crossed over into legendary status -- 1993's "Pigs Will Fly" victory against Alabama, "The Night the Barn Burned" at Auburn in 1996, and 2002's "Bluegrass Miracle." Along the way, Rabalais recounts the incredible athletic feats of numerous standout players, including Eddie Kennison, Kevin Faulk, Josh Reed, Michael Clayton, Marcus Spears, Chad Lavalais, and Glenn Dorsey.

Throughout, Rabalais interweaves off-the-field events that have affected or enhanced the LSU football legacy: the return of the traditional home white jerseys; the creation of the Bengal Belles; two expansions of Tiger Stadium; the death of Mike V and the introduction of Mike VI; and perhaps most poignant, the Tigers' volunteer efforts and emotional responses in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

An appendix contains the vital statistics of LSU's entire football history. Individual and team records in every area, coaching records, All-Americans and Academic All-Americans, year-by-year results, top ten Tiger Stadium crowds, Tigers in pro football -- all of this and more will satisfy even the most hardcore LSU sports statistician. Peter Finney, venerable author of the three previous volumes of The Fighting Tigers, passes the official historian's torch to Rabalais in a compelling foreword that emphasizes the significance of the Tigers' recent run of success.

To many die-hard Tiger fans, LSU football is a religion all its own. With The Fighting Tigers, 1993--2008, Rabalais has written the next book of its bible.

Alexander Williamson - A Victorian Chemist and the Making of Modern Japan (Paperback): Takaaki Inuzuka Alexander Williamson - A Victorian Chemist and the Making of Modern Japan (Paperback)
Takaaki Inuzuka; Translated by Haruko Laurie
R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Natasha's Dance (Paperback): Orlando Figes Natasha's Dance (Paperback)
Orlando Figes
R687 R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Save R107 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Beginning in the eighteenth century with the building of St. Petersburg and culminating with the Soviet regime, Figes examines how writers, artists, and musicians grappled with the idea of Russia itself--its character, spiritual essence, and destiny. Skillfully interweaving the great works--by Dostoevsky, Stravinsky, and Chagall--with folk embroidery, peasant songs, religious icons, and all the customs of daily life, Figes reveals the spirit of "Russianness" as rich and uplifting, complex and contradictory--and more lasting than any Russian ruler or state.

The 1929 Bunion Derby - Johnny Salo and the Great Footrace Across America (Hardcover): Charles B. Kastner The 1929 Bunion Derby - Johnny Salo and the Great Footrace Across America (Hardcover)
Charles B. Kastner
R560 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R84 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On March 31, 1929, seventy-seven men began an epic 3,554-mile footrace across America that pushed their bodies to the breaking point. Nicknamed the ""Bunion Derby"" by the press, this was the second and last of two trans-America footraces held in the late 1920s. The men averaged forty-six gut-busting miles a day during seventy-eight days of nonstop racing that took them from New York City to Los Angeles. Among this group, two brilliant runners, Johnny Salo of Passaic, New Jersey, and Pete Gavuzzi of England, emerged to battle for the $25,000 first prize along the mostly unpaved roads of 1929 America, with each man pushing the other to go faster as the lead switched back and forth between them. To pay the prize money, race director Charley Pyle cobbled together a traveling vaudeville company, complete with dancing debutantes, an all-girl band wearing pilot outfits, and blackface comedians, all housed under the massive show tent that Pyle hoped would pack in audiences. Kastner's engrossing account, often told from the perspective of the participants, evokes the remarkable physical challenge the runners experienced and clearly bolsters the argument that the last Bunion Derby was the greatest long-distance footrace of all time.

Daily Life of Women in Postwar America (Hardcover): Nancy Hendricks Daily Life of Women in Postwar America (Hardcover)
Nancy Hendricks
R1,589 Discovery Miles 15 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From Beatniks to Sputnik and from Princess Grace to Peyton Place, this book illuminates the female half of the U.S. population as they entered a "brave new world" that revolutionized women's lives. After World War II, the United States was the strongest, most powerful nation in the world. Life was safe and secure-but many women were unhappy with their lives. What was going on behind the closed doors of America's "picture-perfect" houses? This volume includes chapters on the domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious lives of the average American woman after World War II. Chapters examine topics such as the entertainment industry's evolving concept of womanhood; Supreme Court decisions; the shifting idea of women and careers; advertising; rural, urban, and suburban life; issues women of color faced; and child rearing and other domestic responsibilities. A timeline of important events and glossary help to round out the text, along with further readings and a bibliography to point readers to additional resources for their research. Ideal for students in high school and college, this volume provides an important look at the revolutionary transformation of women's lives in the decades following World War II. Spotlights individuals of diverse backgrounds throughout Includes a helpful introductory overview for each section that places it in historical context Presents cultural and historical highlights impacting women in an easy-to-follow timeline Underscores terms familiar to postwar American women nationwide in a glossary Leads readers toward other sources to broaden their understanding in bibliographical entries Contains academic references and suggestions for further reading

A Place for Everything (Hardcover): Judith Flanders A Place for Everything (Hardcover)
Judith Flanders
R654 R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Save R107 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Little Wonder - The Extraordinary Story of Lottie Dod, the World's First Female Sports Superstar (Paperback): Sasha... Little Wonder - The Extraordinary Story of Lottie Dod, the World's First Female Sports Superstar (Paperback)
Sasha Abramsky
R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2021 Little Wonder tells the epic, and until now largely unchronicled, story of Lottie Dod, the first great heroine in women's sports. Dod was a champion tennis player, golfer, hockey player, tobogganist, skater, mountaineer, and archer. She was also a first-rate musician, performing numerous choral concerts in London in the 1920s and 1930s, including in a private performance before the King and Queen. In the late 19th century, Dod was almost certainly the second most famous woman in the British Isles, bested only by the fame of Queen Victoria. She was fawned over by the press, and loved by a huge fan base - which composed poems and songs in her honor, followed her from one tournament to the next, voraciously read every profile published on her and every report on her sporting triumphs. Yet, within a decade or two of her retirement from sports, Dod was largely a forgotten figure. She lived, unmarried and childless, until 1960, and for the last half of her life she was shrouded in obscurity. In this new book, Sasha Abramsky brings Lottie's remarkable achievements back into the public eye in a fascinating story of resilience and determination.

The Extraordinary Life of Jane Wood Reno - Miami's Trailblazing Journalist (Hardcover): George Hurchalla The Extraordinary Life of Jane Wood Reno - Miami's Trailblazing Journalist (Hardcover)
George Hurchalla
R662 R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Save R107 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A fearless writer in the Miami wilderness. Journalist, activist, and adventurer, Jane Wood Reno (1913-1992) was one of the most groundbreaking and colorful American women of the twentieth century. Told by her grandson, George Hurchalla, The Extraordinary Life of Jane Wood Reno is an intimate biography of a free thinker who shattered barriers during the explosive early years of Miami. Easily recognizable today as the mother of former attorney general Janet Reno, Jane Wood Reno's own life is less widely known. Born to a Georgia cracker family, Reno scored as a genius on an IQ test at the age of 11, earned a degree in physics during the Depression, worked as a social worker, explored the Everglades, wrestled alligators, helped pioneer scuba diving in Florida, interviewed Amelia Earhart, downed shots with Tennessee Williams, traveled the world, and raised four children. She built her own house by hand, funding the project with her writing. Hurchalla uses letters he unearthed from the family homestead and delves into Miami newspaper archives to portray Reno's sharp intelligence and determination. Reno wrote countless freelance articles under male names for the Miami Daily News until she became so indispensable that the paper was forced to take her on staff and let her publish under her own name. She exposed Miami's black-market baby racket, revealed the abuse of children at the now infamous Dozier School for Boys, and supported the Miccosukee Indians in their historic land claim. Reno's life offers a view of the Roaring Twenties through the 1960s from the perspective of a swamp-stomping woman who rarely lived by the norms of society. Titan of a journalist, champion of the underdog, and self-directed bohemian, Jane Wood Reno was a mighty personality far ahead of her time.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge - Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability (Paperback): Melissa K.... Traditional Ecological Knowledge - Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability (Paperback)
Melissa K. Nelson, Daniel Shilling
R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book examines the importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and how it can provide models for a time-tested form of sustainability needed in the world today. The essays, written by a team of scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, explore TEK through compelling cases of environmental sustainability from multiple tribal and geographic locations in North America and beyond. Addressing the philosophical issues concerning indigenous and ecological knowledge production and maintenance, they focus on how environmental values and ethics are applied to the uses of land.Grounded in an understanding of the profound relationship between biological and cultural diversity, this book defines, interrogates, and problematizes, the many definitions of traditional ecological knowledge and sustainability. It includes a holistic and broad disciplinary approach to sustainability, including language, art, and ceremony, as critical ways to maintain healthy human-environment relations.

The Last and Longest Mile - Yohei Sasakawa's Struggle to Eliminate Leprosy (Hardcover): Fumihiko Takayama The Last and Longest Mile - Yohei Sasakawa's Struggle to Eliminate Leprosy (Hardcover)
Fumihiko Takayama
R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book offers a compelling account of the two-pronged fight against both leprosy and the discrimination that comes with it. Leprosy is generally weak against the immune system, yet it persists in populations with inadequate nutrition and weak resistance, due to poverty or lack of disease control measures. Thus the battle against leprosy has involved a highly effective multidrug therapy, and getting it to communities in need. 'The Last and Longest Mile' tells the story of the WHO's offering of this cure, free of charge across the world, in 1995-9, through vital funding from the Nippon Foundation; and of how the Foundation has continued pursuing elimination of leprosy in the years since. Yohei Sasakawa, the organisation's chairman, has personally travelled the world to lead the struggle against the disease, and particularly to combat discrimination against leprosy patients or ex-patients and their families--an effort that has lagged behind the campaign to eradicate the disease itself. Award-winning writer Fumihiko Takayama accompanied Sasakawa on his seven-year global crusade from 2009. Here he recounts the milestones of their journey, explores the important advances and setbacks experienced along the way, and reveals the personal sense of mission that drives the tireless Yohei Sasakawa.

Our Blood is Green - The Springboks in their Own Words (Hardcover): Gavin Rich Our Blood is Green - The Springboks in their Own Words (Hardcover)
Gavin Rich
R456 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R67 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The leaping Springbok on the green jersey of South Africa is one of the most iconic emblems in world rugby. At the same time, no symbol in world sport has ever done so much to divide - and then unite - a nation. Respected by opponents and supported passionately by South Africans, the Springboks have been a powerhouse rugby nation for over a century, yet the emblem that now sits alongside the Protea on the chests of the players was once a symbol of violent oppression in apartheid South Africa, the epitome of the white man's dominance over people of colour in the Republic. Told in the words of Springboks past and present, Our Blood is Green explores what it means to play for South Africa - from schoolboy dreams to the sacrifices required to make it to the very top - as well as the myriad difficulties the players have faced over the years, from the horrors of apartheid through to the emerging rainbow nation in the 1990s and the multi-cultural World Cup-winning team of today. It is a fascinating, powerful and poignant read that explores the unity of a brotherhood that fights to transcend race, culture and class while simultaneously striving to become the best team on the planet. Our Blood is Green examines what it truly means to be a Springbok and it is told the only way it can be - by the players themselves.

Comrades - Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals (Paperback, Trade P/bk): Stephen E. Ambrose Comrades - Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals (Paperback, Trade P/bk)
Stephen E. Ambrose
R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the author of Undaunted Courage and D-Day comes this celebration of male friendship, taken both from the pages of history and from Ambrose's own life.

Acclaimed historian Stephen Ambrose begins his examination with a glance inward -- he starts this book with his brothers, his first and forever friends, and the shared experiences that join them for a lifetime, overcoming distance and misunderstandings. He writes of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had a golden gift for friendship and who shared a perfect trust with his younger brother Milton in spite of their apparently unequal stations. With great feeling, Ambrose brings to life the relationships of the young soldiers of Easy Company who fought and died together from Normandy to Germany, and he describes with admiration three who fought in different armies on different sides in that war and became friends later. He recounts the friendships of Lewis and Clark and of Crazy Horse and He Dog, and he tells the story of the Custer brothers who died together at the Little Big Horn.

Comrades concludes with the author's moving recollection of his own friendship with his father. "He was my first and always most important friend. I didn't learn that until the end, when he taught me the most important thing, that the love of father-son-father-son is a continuum, just as love and friendship are expansive."

Uncrowned Queen - The Life of Margaret Beaufort, Mother of the Tudors (Hardcover): Nicola Tallis Uncrowned Queen - The Life of Margaret Beaufort, Mother of the Tudors (Hardcover)
Nicola Tallis
R699 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R117 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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