The gods forsaken Roman town of Tarraco is turned upside down by a cast of corrupt officials, female pirates and rogue praetorians. Anything goes (and almost does) during the weeklong festival of Saturnalia when a young misfit searching for love, identity, and a decent breakfast stumbles into dark rites of passage and comic coming of age adventures. The decline and fall of damn near everything continues in this standalone sequel to “No Roads Lead to Rome.”
SEGUNDO LIBRO DE LA SAGA SANGRE ENAMORADANikolav se ha sacrificado para salvar a Alejandra de un triste final. Ella ahora sera reina de las hadas, y esta comprometida con el principe Juliann, con quien comparte mucho mas de lo que cree. Sin embargo, Alejandra no se resignara a estar separada de Nikolav, y hara lo que sea para salvarlo, para volver a tenerlo a su lado; aunque eso implique adentrarse dentro de una dimension desconocida.Fuerzas poderosas complotaran en su contra, dificultandole las cosas. Que tan lejos sera capaz de ir Alejandra?
Humankind benefits from a multitude of resources and processes that are supplied by ecosystems, and collectively these benefits are known as ecosystem services. Interest in this topic has grown exponentially over the last decade, as biologists and economists have tried to quantify these benefits to justify management interventions. Yet, as this book demonstrates, the implications for justice and injustice have rarely been explored and works on environmental justice are only now addressing the importance of ecosystem services.The authors establish important new middle ground in arguments between conservationists and critics of market-based interventions such as Payment for Ecosystem Services. Neither can environmental management be separated from justice concerns, as some conservationists like to believe, nor is it in fundamental opposition to justice, as critics like to put it. The book develops this novel interpretation of justice in environmental management through analyses of prominent governance interventions and the conceptual underpinnings of the ecosystem services framework. Key examples described are revenue-sharing around protected areas and REDD+ for forest ecosystems.The analyses demonstrate that interventions create opportunities for enhancing social justice, yet also reveal critical design features that cause ostensibly technical interventions to generate injustices.
El presente libro retoma la cuestion de la calidad desde el concepto la calidad de los productos y servicios de las organizaciones son el resultado de la calidad de las personas que participan en ella, bajo esta premisa desarrolla los elementos que, a la postre, incidiran en los resultados de la misma, los principios en que se fundamenta, las experiencias en la aplicacion y practicas sugeridas al interior de la colectividad que constituye la empresa que permitan identificar las areas de oportunidad y desarrollar acciones orientadas a sostener los estandares de calidad.
4.5 stars If You Find Me is a stunning debut that explores the consequences of child neglect.The heart of this book is beautiful. There is poetic soul beneath the rough edges of backwoods dialect and unpolished story, and the honesty in the books emotional journey shines through even when Carey is angry or scared. And while the ending may have felt a little too neat in some ways, there is redemptive and truthful quality to this girls story that I respond to strongly. After all those years of living in awful circumstances, Careys physical well-being is finally assured--but the truth is, none of us are whole until our hearts are mended.The full text of this review appears in The Midnight Garden. An advance copy was provided by the publisher.Read the incredibly touching story behind If You Find Me through the authors guest post for our blog. It made me cry.
Il magistrale ritratto di un produttore di Hollywood dipinto da Francis Scott Fitzgerald in questo suo ultimo romanzo, che limprovvisa morte gli impedì di portare a compimento, è destinato a rimanere nel ricordo del lettore tra gli esempi migliori della narrativa americana. Monroe Stahr è un condottiero dellindustria, lultimo campione dellindividualismo prima che Hollywood e tutto il mondo del cinema finiscano con lessere trascinati verso una mediocrit� senza idee e senza ideali. E il romanzo, al di l� dei suoi episodi pur straordinariamente vivi, al di l� della mirabile ambientazione, ha un profondo significato umano e lancia un coraggioso messaggio sociale. Benché incompiuto e solo abbozzato nella parte finale, Gli ultimi fuochi è comunque unopera eccezionale per la potenza della costruzione, per il respiro profondo che lo anima, per lo straordinario equilibrio narrativo degno del miglior Fitzgerald.
This sweet, little book is destined to find its place among the Christian Classics on Faith. Every once in a while a special and unique book comes along that is destined to be a best seller. This is one of those! The miracles in this story are true-I have not a doubt. I know first hand about some of them since I was President of Oral Roberts University when Nicku was a student there. If Nicku Kyungu-a girl born in Tanzania, Africa can have faith to attend a charismatic university in the United States of America, believing God for all her expenses, and come out with three degrees-then surely with God all things are possible. Gods Amazing Miracles will stir your heart and let you know if it happened to Nicku, it can happen to you!
Leo Lionni’s Caldecott Honor–winning story about the magic of friendship is now available as a Step 3 Step into Reading book—perfect for children who are ready to read on their own. � Everyone loves Willy the wind-up mouse, while Alexander the real mouse is chased away with brooms and mousetraps. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be loved and cuddled? thinks Alexander, who wishes he could be a wind-up mouse, too. Lionni’s enduringly popular story makes a winning addition to the Step into Reading line, letting young children enjoy this classic all by themselves.
Guided by the poet Virgil, Dante plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his arduous journey towards God. Together they descend through the twenty-four circles of the underworld and encounter the tormented souls of the damned - from heretics and pagans to gluttons, criminals and seducers - who tell of their sad fates and predict events still to come in Dantes life. In this first part of his Divine Comedy, Dante fused satire and humour with intellect and soaring passion to create an immortal Christian allegory of mankinds search for self-knowledge and spiritual enlightenment.