Miracle Country

Miracle Country
Author: Kendra Atleework
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 1643750550
ISBN 13: 9781643750552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Miracle Country Book Review:

“Blending family memoir and environmental history, Kendra Atleework conveys a fundamental truth: the places in which we live, live on—sometimes painfully—in us. This is a powerful, beautiful, and urgently important book.” —Julie Schumacher, author of Dear Committee Members and The Shakespeare Requirement Kendra Atleework grew up in Swall Meadows, in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, where annual rainfall averages five inches and in drought years measures closer to zero. Kendra’s family raised their children to thrive in this harsh landscape, forever at the mercy of wildfires, blizzards, and gale-force winds. Most of all, the Atleework children were raised on unconditional love and delight in the natural world. But it came at a price. When Kendra was six, her mother was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, and she died when Kendra was sixteen. Her family fell apart, even as her father tried to keep them together. Kendra took flight from her bereft family, escaping to the enemy city of Los Angeles, and then Minneapolis, land of all trees, no deserts, no droughts, full lakes, water everywhere you look. But after years of avoiding the pain of her hometown, she realized that she had to go back, that the desert was the only place she could live. Like Wild, Miracle Country is a story of flight and return, bounty and emptiness, and the true meaning of home. But it also speaks to the ravages of climate change and its permanent destruction of the way of life in one particular town.

Miracle Country

Miracle Country
Author: Kendra Atleework
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 1616209984
ISBN 13: 9781616209988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Miracle Country Book Review:

“Blending family memoir and environmental history, Kendra Atleework conveys a fundamental truth: the places in which we live, live on—sometimes painfully—in us. This is a powerful, beautiful, and urgently important book.” —Julie Schumacher, author of Dear Committee Members and The Shakespeare Requirement Kendra Atleework grew up in Swall Meadows, in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, where annual rainfall averages five inches and in drought years measures closer to zero. Kendra’s family raised their children to thrive in this harsh landscape, forever at the mercy of wildfires, blizzards, and gale-force winds. Most of all, the Atleework children were raised on unconditional love and delight in the natural world. But it came at a price. When Kendra was six, her mother was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, and she died when Kendra was sixteen. Her family fell apart, even as her father tried to keep them together. Kendra took flight from her bereft family, escaping to the enemy city of Los Angeles, and then Minneapolis, land of all trees, no deserts, no droughts, full lakes, water everywhere you look. But after years of avoiding the pain of her hometown, she realized that she had to go back, that the desert was the only place she could live. Like Wild, Miracle Country is a story of flight and return, bounty and emptiness, and the true meaning of home. But it also speaks to the ravages of climate change and its permanent destruction of the way of life in one particular town.

Miracle Country

Miracle Country
Author: Kendra Atleework
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-06
ISBN 10: 9781643751412
ISBN 13: 1643751417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Miracle Country Book Review:

"Miracle Country captures one family's spirit and losses in a harsh landscape that has been shaped and exploited over hundreds of years, and chronicles the author's journey as she realizes that there's nowhere else in the country, no matter how green and welcoming, that feels like home"--

Miracle on Ice

Miracle on Ice
Author: Michael Burgan
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN 10: 0756554136
ISBN 13: 9780756554132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Miracle on Ice Book Review:

The mighty Soviets were the favorites to win hockey gold at the 1980 Winter Olympics. But a team of U.S. college players had other ideas. The stunning upset of the Soviet hockey team by the young Americans has been called the greatest moment in international hockey. And to many people the victory was about much more than sports. Americans had gone through difficult times at home and abroad. Beating the best hockey team in the worldÜand its major Cold War rivalÜgave Americans a sense of pride. One iconic photo captured the impact of that _miraculousî historic event.

The Almost Nearly Perfect People

The Almost Nearly Perfect People
Author: Michael Booth
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10: 1250061970
ISBN 13: 9781250061973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Almost Nearly Perfect People Book Review:

NAMED THE #1 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, A WITTY, INFORMATIVE, AND POPULAR TRAVELOGUE ABOUT THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES AND HOW THEY MAY NOT BE AS HAPPY OR AS PERFECT AS WE ASSUME Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than ten years, and he has grown increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media. In this timely book he leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success, and, most intriguing of all, what they think of one another. Why are the Danes so happy, despite having the highest taxes? Do the Finns really have the best education system? Are the Icelanders as feral as they sometimes appear? How are the Norwegians spending their fantastic oil wealth? And why do all of them hate the Swedes? In The Almost Nearly Perfect People Michael Booth explains who the Scandinavians are, how they differ and why, and what their quirks and foibles are, and he explores why these societies have become so successful and models for the world. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterized by suffocating parochialism, and populated by extremists of various shades. They may very well be almost nearly perfect, but it isn't easy being Scandinavian.

Start-up Nation

Start-up Nation
Author: Dan Senor,Saul Singer
Publsiher: Twelve
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN 10: 1455503460
ISBN 13: 9781455503469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Start-up Nation Book Review:

START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK? With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country's adversity-driven culture, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality-- all backed up by government policies focused on innovation. In a world where economies as diverse as Ireland, Singapore and Dubai have tried to re-create the "Israel effect", there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. As America reboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there's never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.

Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh

Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh
Author: Yasuyuki Sawada,Minhaj Mahmud,Naohiro Kitano
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 3319638386
ISBN 13: 9783319638386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh Book Review:

This book discusses Bangladesh’s economic and social development that may be called a “miracle” since the country has achieved remarkable development progress under several unfavorable situations: weak governance and political instabilities, inequality, risks entailed in rapid urbanization, and exposure to severe disaster risks. The authors examine what led to this successful economic development, and the potential challenges that it presents, aiming to elicit effective policy interventions that can be adapted by other developing countries.

The Key to the Asian Miracle

The Key to the Asian Miracle
Author: Jose Edgardo Campos,Hilton L. Root
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2001-06-07
ISBN 10: 9780815723035
ISBN 13: 0815723032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Key to the Asian Miracle Book Review:

"Easily the most informed and comprehensive analysis to date on how and why East Asian countries have achieved sustained high economic growth rates, [this book] substantially advances our understanding of the key interactions between the governors and governed in the development process. Students and practitioners alike will be referring to Campos and Root's series of excellent case studies for years to come." Richard L. Wilson, The Asia Foundation Eight countries in East Asia--Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia--have become known as the "East Asian miracle" because of their economies' dramatic growth. In these eight countries real per capita GDP rose twice as fast as in any other regional grouping between 1965 and 1990. Even more impressive is their simultaneous significant reduction in poverty and income inequality. Their success is frequently attributed to economic policies, but the authors of this book argue that those economic policies would not have worked unless the leaders of the countries made them credible to their business communities and citizens. Jose Edgardo Campos and Hilton Root challenge the popular belief that East Asia's high performers grew rapidly because they were ruled by authoritarian leaders. They show that these leaders had to collaborate with various sectors of their population to create an environment that was conducive to sustained growth. This required them to persuade the business community that their investments would not be expropriated and to convince the broader population that their short-term sacrifices would be rewarded in the future. Many of the countries achieved business cooperation by creating consultative groups, which the authors call deliberation councils, to enhance accountability and stability. They also obtained popular support through a variety of wealth-sharing measures such as land reform, worker cooperatives, and wider access to education. Finally, to inhibit favoritism and corruption that would benefit narrow interest groups at the expense of broad-based development, these countries' leaders constructed a competent bureaucracy that balanced autonomy with accountability to serve all interests, including the poor. This important book provides useful lessons about how developing and newly industrialized countries can build institutions to implement growth-promoting policies.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-03-04
ISBN 10: 0571265669
ISBN 13: 9780571265664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Book Review:

"We wanted to live in a place that could feed us: where rain falls, crops grow, and drinking water bubbles up right out of the ground." Barbara Kingsolver opens her home to us, as she and her family attempt a year of eating only local food, much of it from their own garden. Inspired by the flavours and culinary arts of a local food culture, they explore many a farmers market and diversified organic farms at home and across the country. With characteristic warmth, Kingsolver shows us how to put food back at the centre of the political and family agenda. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is part memoir, part journalistic investigation, and is full of original recipes that celebrate healthy eating, sustainability and the pleasures of good food.

If, By Miracle

If, By Miracle
Author: Michael Kutz
Publsiher: Azrieli Foundation
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2013-09-01
ISBN 10: 1897470746
ISBN 13: 9781897470749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


If, By Miracle Book Review:

Nearly buried alive, ten-year-old Michael Kutz narrowly escaped the Nazi death squad that killed 4,000 Jews, including his own family, in his hometown of Nieśwież. Guided by his mother's last words and determined to survive, he became the youngest member of a partisan resistance group in the dense Belorussian forest, and took part in daring operations against the Nazis and their collaborators

The Book of Miracles

The Book of Miracles
Author: Kenneth L. Woodward
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2001-07-10
ISBN 10: 0743200292
ISBN 13: 9780743200295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Book of Miracles Book Review:

A collection of stories about miracle workers explores scriptural contexts of each religious tradition and discusses traditions relating to the Sufi mystics, Hindu and Buddhist saints, Christian hermits, Talmudic wonder-workers, and Muslim ascetics.

No Miracle

No Miracle
Author: Mitchell Wigdor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN 10: 1317087135
ISBN 13: 9781317087137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


No Miracle Book Review:

No Miracle examines the role of institutions in bridging the 'digital divide' between rich and poor nations and what that means for the country's integration into a global economy. Shifting the debate from whether institutions are important to economic development to which institutions are important and how to build them, Mitchell Wigdor expertly addresses fundamental shortcomings in the existing development literature by identifying specific institutions that mediate the relationship between Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and economic growth. In doing so he challenges those concerned with development to shift their gaze from whether institutions are important to economic development to which institutions might be the focus of government efforts and how to build them. Detailed case studies of the economic development strategies of Singapore and Malaysia from 1960 demonstrate that institution-building and economic development may be as much about process as the specific policies governments pursue. Written in accessible, non-technical, language this book should be read by everyone concerned with economic growth both in less economically developed countries and the more prosperous including those in government, international organizations, NGOs, universities, policy makers and the private sector.

From Miracle to Menace

From Miracle to Menace
Author: David Yager
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN 10: 1525545183
ISBN 13: 9781525545184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


From Miracle to Menace Book Review:

A miracle. Coal, oil and natural gas, the carbon-based fossil fuels that powered the Industrial Revolution and civilization’s rapid advancement. A menace. Climate change has how convinced many that carbon emissions are the world’s greatest challenge. The necessity and benefits of decarbonizing the global industrial and energy complex are well articulated. What is not explained is this will require the largest financial disruption in history, affecting everyone and everything. For over a century Alberta’s massive carbon resources have supported Alberta and Canada financially, helping make Canada the world’s fifth-largest oil and gas producer. Carbon has been a major driver of prosperity, employment and opportunity, shaping the country we know today. However, climate change is creating enormous challenges for Alberta - and Canada - with no possible outcomes that will satisfy all stakeholders. Alberta has become ground zero for the changes many demand but few are willing to pay for. As the province demonstrates what carbon’s future looks and feels like, unless the rest of the world participates Alberta has become a needless sacrifice. From Miracle to Menace explains how Alberta came to be, the enormity of the planned financial dislocation, and how Alberta, and Canada, can meet the climate challenge without committing economic suicide.

Miracle in the Andes

Miracle in the Andes
Author: Nando Parrado
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-05-09
ISBN 10: 9780307347022
ISBN 13: 0307347028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Miracle in the Andes Book Review:

In the first hours there was nothing, no fear or sadness, just a black and perfect silence. Nando Parrado was unconscious for three days before he woke to discover that the plane carrying his rugby team, as well as their family members and supporters, to an exhibition game in Chile had crashed somewhere deep in the Andes. He soon learned that many were dead or dying—among them his own mother and sister. Those who remained were stranded on a lifeless glacier at nearly 12,000 feet above sea level, with no supplies and no means of summoning help. They struggled to endure freezing temperatures, deadly avalanches, and then the devastating news that the search for them had been called off. As time passed and Nando’s thoughts turned increasingly to his father, who he knew must be consumed with grief, Nando resolved that he must get home or die trying. He would challenge the Andes, even though he was certain the effort would kill him, telling himself that even if he failed he would die that much closer to his father. It was a desperate decision, but it was also his only chance. So Nando, an ordinary young man with no disposition for leadership or heroism, led an expedition up the treacherous slopes of a snow-capped mountain and across forty-five miles of frozen wilderness in an attempt to find help. Thirty years after the disaster Nando tells his story with remarkable candor and depth of feeling. Miracle in the Andes—a first person account of the crash and its aftermath—is more than a riveting tale of true-life adventure: it is a revealing look at life at the edge of death and a meditation on the limitless redemptive power of love.

Miracle in Lake Placid

Miracle in Lake Placid
Author: John Gilbert
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN 10: 1683583078
ISBN 13: 9781683583073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Miracle in Lake Placid Book Review:

A Celebration of America's Greatest Olympic Victory—the 1980 US–USSR Hockey Game! Forty years after the "Miracle on Ice" captivated the world, this book deeply examines the impact that singular event had on the people who played and coached in it and how that game changed the trajectory of American hockey. Seasoned journalist John Gilbert was there every step of the way, and thanks to his detailed recordkeeping, allows readers to reexamine the game against the Soviets, what made it the upset it was, why it still resonates today, and what it did to the lives of the players. From Mike Eruzione to Jim Craig, Mark Johnson, Buzz Schneider, Jack O’Callahan, Herb Brooks, and many others, Gilbert covers all the key players and leaders and in doing so offers a deeper understanding of the emotions and the strategy, the hows and whys of the actual game, and the impact that moment had on their lives both in the immediate aftermath and today. Gilbert doesn’t miss a beat in uncovering some never-before-told angles and helping expose the ripple effect the event helped create —and how the movie Miracle helped reinvigorate the story and inspire a new generation of players and fans. To explore the lead-up to one of the greatest moments in American sports and the impact on American morale in the aftermath of the Miracle, Gilbert dives deep into the archives. In doing so he offers a look at this moment unlike it’s ever been done before and helps answer the question as to why it continues to capture our imaginations.

A Course in Miracles

A Course in Miracles
Author: Foundation for Inner Peace
Publsiher: Viking Adult
Total Pages: 1239
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780670869756
ISBN 13: 0670869759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Course in Miracles Book Review:

Offers ecumenical meditations on love, perception, forgiveness, eternal life, and theoretical concepts in theology

Africa

Africa
Author: Richard Dowden
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-12-16
ISBN 10: 0786741422
ISBN 13: 9780786741427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Africa Book Review:

After a lifetime's close observation of the continent, one of the world's finest Africa correspondents has penned a landmark book on life and death in modern Africa. It takes a guide as observant, experienced, and patient as Richard Dowden to reveal its truths. Dowden combines a novelist's gift for atmosphere with the scholar's grasp of historical change as he spins tales of cults and commerce in Senegal and traditional spirituality in Sierra Leone; analyzes the impact of oil and the internet on Nigeria and aid on Sudan; and examines what has gone so badly wrong in Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Congo. Dowden's master work is an attempt to explain why Africa is the way it is, and enables its readers to see and understand this miraculous continent as a place of inspiration and tremendous humanity.

Beyond the Miracle

Beyond the Miracle
Author: Allister Sparks
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2003-10-15
ISBN 10: 9780226768588
ISBN 13: 0226768589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Beyond the Miracle Book Review:

In Sparks' third book on South Africa, he writes about the outcomes and continuing struggles of a post-Mandela elected government. The democracy faces a widening gap between rich and poor, continued racial and ethnic tensions, and conflicts with other countries such the Congo and Zimbabwe. He describes it as a land where the First and Third World meet, with examples that are important to other countries facing the same challenges.

Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracle

Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracle
Author: Elizabeth Kath
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2011-12-31
ISBN 10: 1412843731
ISBN 13: 9781412843737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracle Book Review:

For Cuba's supporters, health is the most commonly cited evidence of the socialist system's success. Even critics often concede that this is the country's saving grace. Cuba's health statistics are indeed extraordinary. This small island outperforms virtually all of its neighboring countries and all countries of the same level of economic development. Some of its health statistics rival wealthy industrialized countries. Moreover, these health outcomes have resulted against all odds. Setting out to unravel this puzzle, the author finds that Cuba possesses an unusually high level of popular participation and cooperation in the implementation of health policy. This has been achieved with the help of a longstanding government that prioritizes public health, and has enough political influence to compel the rest of the community to do the same. On the other hand, popular participation in decision-making regarding health policy is minimal, which contrasts with the image of popular participation often promoted. Political elites design and impose health policy, allowing little room for other health sector groups to meaningfully contribute to or protest official decisions. This is a problem because aspects of health care that are important to those who use the system or work within it can be neglected if they do not fit within official priorities. The author remains, overall, supportive of health achievement in Cuba. The country's preventive arrangements, its collective prioritization of key health areas, the improvements in public access to health services through the expansion of health facilities and the provision of free universal care are among the accomplishments that set it apart. The sustainability and progress of these achievements, however, must involve open recognition and public discussion of weaker aspects of the health system.

China's Economic Miracle

China's Economic Miracle
Author: Sumei Tang,Eliyathamby A. Selvanathan,Saroja Selvanathan
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 1781953538
ISBN 13: 9781781953532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


China's Economic Miracle Book Review:

This insightful book analyses the impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in China as well as making valuable contributions to the theory of FDI more broadly. the authors provide empirical analysis of key factors including the location-specific determinants of FDI; the impact of FDI on domestic investment, income distribution, consumption and tourism; the relationship between FDI inflows and income inequality; causality between FDI, domestic investment and economic growth; and causality between FDI and tourism. the study concludes that FDI plays a crucial and positive role in the economic development of China. Rather than crowding out domestic investment, FDI is found to stimulate economic growth by complementing it. China's Economic Miracle will be warmly welcomed by potential investors who are interested in investing in China. It will be highly useful for academics and postgraduate students with an interest in FDI or the Chinese economy. With strong policy-oriented analyses and discussions on implications the book will also prove invaluable to policy-makers in various government and private sectors who have trade-links with China.