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On The Move

Author : Oliver Sacks
ISBN : 9781447265450
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: 'Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far'. It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, as well as with a group of patients who would define his life, it becomes clear that Sacks's earnest desire for engagement has occasioned unexpected encounters and travels - sending him through bars and alleys, over oceans, and across continents. With unbridled honesty and humour, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions - bodybuilding, weightlifting, and swimming - also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual, his guilt over leaving his family to come to America, his bond with his schizophrenic brother, and the writers and scientists - Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick - who influenced him. On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer - and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.

Migration The Biology Of Life On The Move

Author : Davis Hugh Dingle Professor in the Department of Entomology and Center for Population Biology University of California
ISBN : 9780195358278
Genre : Nature
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Migration is one of the most fascinating and dramatic of all animal behaviors. Historically, however, the study of migration has been fragmented, with ornithologists, entomologists, and marine biologists paying little attention to work outside their own fields. This treatment of the subject shows how comparisons across taxa can in fact illuminate migratory life cycles and the relation of migration to other movements. The book thus takes an integrated ecological perspective, focusing on migration as a biological phenomenon. The work is divided into four parts, each with a brief introductory section. Part I defines migration, gives examples, and places migration in the spectrum of movement behaviors, concluding with a chapter on methods for its study. Part II focuses on proximate mechanisms, including physiology and morphology (and the constraints associated with them), the interactions between migration and wind and current patterns, and the various orientation and navigation mechanisms by which migrants find their way about. Part III on the evolution of migratory life histories addresses the evolutionary and ecological basis for migration and the roles of migration not only in the lives of organisms, but also in the ecological communities in which they live. Part IV is devoted to a brief consideration of migration and its relation to pest management and conservation. As a major contribution to a vital subject, this work will be valued by all researchers and students in the field of animal behavior, ecology, and zoology.

Almost There

Author : Bekah DiFelice
ISBN : 9781631464720
Genre : Religion
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Recipient of Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review! On the move . . . again? Wondering when you will “arrive”? Sometimes God leads people out of familiar territory so he can tell them who they are. That moment you depart, you experience reinvention, renewal, and freedom. You get a redo on the adjectives associated with your name. Almost There is for those on the move and those who feel restless right where they are. It’s for those who struggle with not belonging, with feeling unsettled, with believing that home is out of their reach, at least for the moment. And Almost There is for those who find themselves in a transient lifestyle they didn’t expect—say, moving across the country for a new job or the military or an opportunity to begin again. With imaginative storytelling and witty, relatable prose, Bekah DiFelice offers wisdom for those struggling to belong in a world where home is constantly shifting. When our hope of home is rooted in an unchangeable God, we are not uprooted, lost, or made homeless by change. We become found ones on the move.

On The Move A Black Family S Western Saga

Author : S. Rudolph Martin
ISBN : 9781603443548
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Yet it is less Martin's own personal history than that of his family - both paternal and maternal - that makes this narrative vital for those who would understand the African American experience west of the Mississippi. After avid genealogical research and the generous memory-sharing of relatives, Martin has crafted the story of his forebears from Emancipation to their exodus from the South and Texas - begun even before the great black migrations that occurred around the two world wars. As Martin explains it, he and his brother "arrived on the scene at the confluence of these family streams in time to catch a ride to the shining sea."" "Martin reveals his family's struggles and triumphs as they embrace their new life in the western united States. Students, scholars, and interested general readers of modern African American history and sociology will be greatly rewarded by reading this warm and vivid personal and family memoir."--Jacket.

Move Your Stuff Change Your Life

Author : Karen Rauch Carter
ISBN : 9780684866048
Genre : Architecture
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Applying the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui to modern life, the author reveals how carefully arranging items in the home can lead to remarkable results in love, career, and personal happiness. Original.

A Life In Motion

Author : Florence Howe
ISBN : 9781558616981
Genre : Social Science
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Florence Howe has led an audacious life: she created a freedom school during the civil rights movement, refused to bow to academic heavyweights who were opposed to sharing power with women, and founded a feminist publishing house at a time when books for and about women were few. Sustained by her relationships with iconic writers like Grace Paley, Tillie Olsen, and Marilyn French, she traveled the world as an emissary for women's empowerment. Howe's memoir spans her eighty years of personal struggle and professional triumphs.Florence Howe was first introduced to activisim during the civil rights era and helped establish women's studies programs across the country during the early years of the second wave of the feminist movement. In 1970 she founded the Feminist Press and was its publisher until 2006. She is professor emerita of English at the graduate center at the City University of New York, and holds many honors as well as six honorary doctorates, the most recent from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

A Life Sprouting Moving View Of Expressions

Author : Juanita Hair
ISBN : 9781628385915
Genre : Philosophy
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Human beings confronted by forces beyond understanding often express it as a mystery. Mystery, mystery. All life is a mystery; seeking answers to life’s pressing and profound questions. Humankind often times strive for understanding, look to religion, philosophy, and science as well as its own life and its own experiences. “The mystery of experiences exceeds understanding too.” Yet when humanity strives to reach the pinnacle of human understanding, humanity discovers the blundering blunders of humankind. Human nature. A human reality. The poems and narratives expressed in this book reflect the creative nature and expression of a life. On this higher and deeper level of being, ones life and views become enriched by other people’s lives and views. One experiences greater freedom and liberty especially from preconceived ideas, errors, and fears. This work is not only a glimpse into an individual’s world, but a different view of the world at large.

Create And Move Forward In Life

Author : Eve Evangelista
ISBN : 145254865X
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Are you looking for meaning in your life? Do you feel unconnected, unseen and forgotten, walking all alone? Do you sense this void in your life, and you’re hoping for color and passion to fifi ll your daily living? Do you want to make a difference, living the music that’s in your heart? Do you inspire to live life rather than being a bystander and just going through the motions? Do you desire to experience your dreams? Dreams are powerful callings that you can’t ignore. They come when you least expect them, showing what you are capable of creating and being. They are your visions of possibilities if you allow them to be nurtured in your vivid imagination. Through these creative adventures, you will experience the powerful knowing that one of the greatest joys of life comes from seeing the birth of your creations and sharing them with others. If you feel that your life is missing joy and excitement, it is because you are not creating. Creations have a life force—like a breath of fresh air—bringing clarity and meaning to your existence, and making you feel alive as never before.

Khmer Women On The Move

Author : Annuska Derks
ISBN : 9780824832704
Genre : Social Science
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This is a fascinating ethnography about young Khmer women moving to the city to work in the garment factories, in prostitution, and as street sellers. The author makes good use of new theoretical approaches in anthropology that focus on negotiation and creativity in situations of rapid change. The result is not only a welcome new book on post-war Cambodia but an important addition to the literature on women, migration, and labor in Southeast Asia and the world. Judy Ledgerwood, Northern Illinois University Khmer Women on the Move offers a fascinating ethnography of young Cambodian women who move from the countryside to work in Cambodia s capital city, Phnom Penh. Female migration and urban employment are rising, triggered by Cambodia s transition from a closed socialist system to an open market economy. This book challenges the dominant views of these young rural women that they are controlled by global economic forces and national development policies or trapped by restrictive customs and Cambodia s tragic history. The author shows instead how these women shape and influence the processes of change taking place in present-day Cambodia. Based on field research among women working in the garment industry, prostitution, and street trading, the book explores the complex interplay between their experiences and actions, gender roles, and the broader historical context. The focus on women involved in different kinds of work allows new insight into women s mobility, highlighting similarities and differences in working conditions and experiences. Young women s ability to utilize networks of increasing size and complexity allows them to move into and between geographic and social spaces that extend far beyond the village context. Women s mobility is further expressed in the flexible patterns of behavior that young rural women display when trying to fulfill their own modern aspirations along with their family obligations and cultural ideals. "

Aerial Life

Author : Peter Adey
ISBN : 1444391348
Genre : Science
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NOMINATED AND SHORT LISTED FOR THE SURVEILLANCE STUDIES BOOK PRIZE 2011! This theoretically informed research explores what the development and transformation of air travel has meant for societies and individuals. Brings together a number of interdisciplinary approaches towards the aeroplane and its relation to society Presents an original theory that our societies are aerial societies, or 'aerealities', and shows how we are both enabled and threatened by aerial mobility Features a series of detailed international case studies which map the history of aviation over the past century - from the promises of early flight, to World War II bombing campaigns, and to the rise of international terrorism today Demonstrates the transformational capacity of air transport to shape societies, bodies and individual identities Offers startling historical evidence and bold new ideas about how the social and material spaces of the aeroplane are considered in the modern era

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