Автор: Florinda Donner Название: The Witch`s Dream ISBN: 0140195319 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780140195316 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1641 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: This is the extraordinary account of Donner-Grau's experiences with dona Mercedes, an aged healer in a remote Venezuelan town known for its spiritualists, sorcerers, and mediums.
Автор: Florinda Donner Название: Shabono ISBN: 0062502425 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062502421 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Рейтинг: Цена: 1741 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
'Shabono' the name of the hamlets of palm-thatched dwellings where the Yanomama Indians of Venezuela and southern Brazil live recounts the vivid and unforgettable experience of anthropologist Florinda Donner's time with an indigenous tr"
In April of 1846, Sarah Graves was twenty-one and in love with a young man who played the violin. But she was torn. Her mother, father, and eight siblings were about to disappear over the western horizon forever, bound for California. Sarah could not bear to see them go out of her life, and so days before the planned departure she married the young man with the violin, and the two of them threw their lot in with the rest of Sarah's family. On April 12, they rolled out of the yard of their homestead in three ox-drawn wagons.
Seven months later, after joining a party of emigrants led by George Donner, Sarah and her family arrived at Truckee Lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains just as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. After a series of desperate attempts to cross the mountains, the party improvised cabins and slaughtered what remained of their emaciated livestock. By early December they were beginning to starve.
Sarah's father, a Vermonter, was the only member of the party familiar with snowshoes. Under his instruction, fifteen sets of snowshoes were hastily constructed from oxbows and rawhide, and on December 15, Sarah and fourteen other relatively young, healthy people set out for California on foot, hoping to get relief for the others. Over the next thirty-two days they endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors.
In this gripping narrative, Daniel James Brown takes the reader along on every painful footstep of Sarah's journey. Along the way, he weaves into the story revealing insights garnered from a variety of modern scientific perspectivespsychology, physiology, forensics, and archaeologyproducing a tale that is not only spell-binding but richly informative.
Описание: “An ideal pairing of talent and material..engrossing”(Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review) THE INDIFFERENT STARS ABOVE reveals the story of the doomed Donner party as seen through the prism of Sarah Graves Fosdick’s terrifying journey.
Автор: Donner Jonathan Название: MHealth in Practice ISBN: 1780932294 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781780932293 Издательство: Bloomsbury Рейтинг: Цена: 6042 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: There has recently been an explosion of interest around the application of mobile communication technologies to support health initiatives in developing countries (mHealth). As a result, there is a need to promote and share rigorous research for better informed policy, programming, and investment. There are, however, few platforms for the exchange of information and proven practice between practitioners and researchers. The subtopic of prevention, well-being, and health promotion within mHealth is particularly ripe for deeper exploration. While many reports tout the potential of mobiles to influence behaviour change for health, there is limited knowledge about what works (and what does not work), and about how to evaluate current and future programs. This is a focused edited volume with contributions from leading researchers and practitioners to identify best practices in using mobile technologies to promote healthy behaviours (and reduce unhealthy ones) in resource-constrained settings with a special focus on developing countries. This topic is inherently interdisciplinary. Though the opportunities to leverage mobile phones for health are new, the challenges confronting researchers and practitioners are well-established and theoretically complex, with roots in decades of work on mediated behaviour change campaigns and theories.
Описание: From the author of Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 (“riveting…white-knuckle reading to rank with classic accounts of the ‘perfect storm,’ Krakatoa, and other storied calamities”—Booklist) comes the story of the doomed Donner party as seen through the prism of Sarah Graves Fosdick’s terrifying journey.
Автор: Donner, Richard Johns, Geoff Kubert, Adam Название: Morality tale ISBN: 033045823X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330458238 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 1218 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A novel about the emotional politics of modern marriage and divorce.
The origins of Islam have been the subject of increasing controversy in recent years. The traditional view, which presents Islam as a self-consciously distinct religion tied to the life and revelations of the prophet Muhammad in western Arabia, has since the 1970s been challenged by historians engaged in critical study of the Muslim sources.
In "Muhammad and the Believers," the eminent historian Fred Donner offers a lucid and original vision of how Islam first evolved. He argues that the origins of Islam lie in what we may call the "Believers' movement" begun by the prophet Muhammad--a movement of religious reform emphasizing strict monotheism and righteous behavior in conformity with God's revealed law. The Believers' movement thus included righteous Christians and Jews in its early years, because like the Qur'anic Believers, Christians and Jews were monotheists and agreed to live righteously in obedience to their revealed law. The conviction that Muslims constituted a separate religious community, utterly distinct from Christians and Jews, emerged a century later, when the leaders of the Believers' movement decided that only those who saw the Qur'an as the final revelation of the One God and Muhammad as the final prophet, qualified as Believers. This separated them decisively from monotheists who adhered to the Gospels or Torah.
Автор: Johns Donner, Kubert Frank Название: Superman: LastSon of Krypton ISBN: 1401237797 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781401237790 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1939 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Geoff Johns' (Justice League, Aquaman, Blackest Night, Green Lantern) two most acclaimed stories of his now classic Action Comics run are now collected here, for the first time together! Along with co-writer Richard Donner (director of the original Superman feature films), Johns takes us on a epic journey that leaves Superman re-examining everything about himself. A rocket lands in Metropolis containing a boy Superman that thinks he's from Krypton. Along with figuring out what that means to him, Superman must protect young Christopher Kent, who has become the most valuable child on the planet thanks to his immense power. Will Superman be able to protect him against both Lex Luthor and his new Superman Revenge Squad, as well as the Phantom Zone criminals General Zod, Ursa, and Non? This all sets the stage for Superman's showdown with one of his greatest foes: Brainiac! With art by Adam Kubert and Gary Frank, this new collection contains Action Comics
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