Download Community Organizing: Building Social Capital as a by Ross J. Gittell,Avis C. Vidal PDF

By Ross J. Gittell,Avis C. Vidal

This e-book offers new insights into a big nationwide group improvement problem: easy methods to stimulate the formation of really community-based corporations and potent citizen motion in neighborhoods that experience now not spawned those efforts spontaneously.

Using review learn and distinct comparative examine of neighborhood improvement task in 3 diversified demonstration websites; Little Rock, New Orleans and Palm seashore county, the authors establish key parts of creating social capital which strongly impact neighborhood improvement.

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Download XinYi WuDao: Heart-Mind - The Dao of Martial Arts by Zhongxian Wu,Zhao ShouRong PDF

By Zhongxian Wu,Zhao ShouRong

In his exceptional account of ways of martial arts, grasp Zhongxian Wu explores WuDao via systematic guide of decide upon practices from the mythical Dai kin variety XinYi Martial Arts university. conventional chinese language martial arts embrace the richness and intensity of Daoist philosophy, and their disciplined perform is a good technique to event therapeutic, inner alchemy and non secular transformation.

XinYi martial arts, as with every conventional chinese language martial arts, construct power and stamina, and contain a strategy of internal cultivation that could carry practitioners toward the Dao. the writer examines and translates the connections among Daoist numerology, the spirit of classical chinese language martial arts, and inner alchemy practices. With broad connection with the vintage texts, the booklet offers detailed and thought of counsel that would encourage and empower practitioners of all levels.

An genuine perception into the non secular international of classical chinese language martial arts, this publication is key studying for practitioners of martial arts, NeiDan (internal alchemy), XinYi, Xingyi Quan, Taiji Quan, Bagua Zhang, Qigong and chinese language medication, in addition to a person drawn to conventional chinese language culture.

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Download Food Justice in US and Global Contexts: Bringing Theory and by Ian Werkheiser,Zachary Piso PDF

By Ian Werkheiser,Zachary Piso

This publication deals clean views on problems with nutrition justice. The chapters emerged from a sequence of annual workshops on foodstuff justice held at Michigan country college among 2013 and 2015, which introduced jointly a wide selection of humans to profit from and paintings with one another. nutrition justice should be studied from such different views as philosophy, anthropology, economics, gender and sexuality reports, geography, heritage, literary feedback, philosophy and sociology in addition to the human dimensions of agricultural and environmental sciences. As such, interdisciplinary workshops are a much-needed automobile to enhance our knowing of the topic, that is on the middle of a colourful and starting to be discourse not just between teachers from quite a lot of disciplines but in addition between coverage makers and neighborhood activists. The ebook contains their views, delivering a variety of methods to and conceptions of nutrients justice in quite a few contexts. This important paintings calls for readers to pass obstacles and be open to new rules in line with assorted assumptions.

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Download Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict by Ara Norenzayan PDF

By Ara Norenzayan

How did human societies scale up from tight-knit teams of hunter-gatherers to the massive, nameless, cooperative societies of today—even notwithstanding anonymity is the enemy of cooperation? How did geared up religions with "Big Gods"—the nice monotheistic and polytheistic faiths—spread to colonize so much minds on this planet? In Big Gods, Ara Norenzayan makes the marvelous argument that those basic puzzles in regards to the origins of civilization solution each one other.

Sincere religion in watchful enormous Gods unleashed unheard of cooperation inside ever-expanding teams, but even as it brought a brand new resource of strength clash among competing teams. And in a few elements of the area, societies with atheist majorities—some of the main cooperative and wealthy within the world—have climbed religion's ladder, after which kicked it away.

Big Gods solutions basic questions on the origins and unfold of global religions and is helping us comprehend the increase of cooperative societies with out trust in gods.

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Download Making Cities Work: Prospects and Policies for Urban America by Robert P. Inman PDF

By Robert P. Inman

Making towns Work brings jointly top writers and students on city the US to provide serious views on how one can maintain wealthy, livable towns in present day fast-evolving financial system. winning towns offer jobs, caliber colleges, secure and fresh neighborhoods, potent transportation, and inviting areas for all citizens. yet towns has to be controlled good in the event that they are to stay appealing locations to paintings, chill out, and lift a kinfolk; differently citizens, companies, and staff will go away and the social and fiscal benefits of urban residing can be lost.

Drawing on state of the art examine within the social sciences, the members discover optimum how one can deal with the fashionable urban and suggest ideas to brand new such a lot urgent city difficulties. issues comprise the city financial system, transportation, housing and open house, immigration, race, the affects of poverty on childrens, schooling, crime, and financing and coping with providers. The members express tips on how to make towns paintings for varied city constituencies, and why we nonetheless want towns regardless of the numerous demanding situations they pose. Making towns Work brings the most recent findings in city economics to policymakers, researchers, and scholars, in addition to an individual drawn to city affairs.

as well as the editor, the individuals are David Card, Philip J. prepare dinner, Janet Currie, Edward L. Glaeser, Joseph Gyourko, Richard J. Murnane, Witold Rybczynski, Kenneth A. Small, and Jacob L. Vigdor.

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Download Einatmen, Ausatmen (German Edition) by Natasa Dragnic PDF

By Natasa Dragnic

Ein Krankenhaus in Hudson, long island. Giorgia liegt nach einem Autounfall im Koma. Unerwartet begegnen sich am Krankenbett der bekannten Jazz-Sängerin drei Männer: Ben, der Drummer ihrer Band und ihr Lebensgefährte, weicht nicht von Giorgias Seite. Überrascht wird er in der Klinik von Konrad, ihrem Ehemann, der sie nach acht Jahren zum ersten Mal wiedersieht. Nach dem Tod ihrer gemeinsamen Tochter hatte sich Giorgia von ihm getrennt. Als wäre das nicht genug, erscheint kurz darauf Césco, Bru?ckenbauer, Saxofonspieler und Giorgias virtueller Liebhaber. Nach langem Ringen hat er seine Frau verlassen und ist zu Giorgia geeilt. Sie wussten nicht voneinander, die drei Männer, doch notgedrungen nähern sie sich an. Zerrissen zwischen Eifersucht und Verstehen streiten und stu?tzen sie sich, offenbaren nach und nach ihre Lebens und Liebesgeschichte mit Giorgia. So gerät das Bangen um ihr Leben zugleich zur Auseinandersetzung mit sich selbst und der eigenen Vergangenheit.

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Download El cordero que conquistó París (Spanish Edition) by Catherine Siguret PDF

By Catherine Siguret

Una comedia loca, unique y mordaz. Una sátira sobre el amor. Un apasionado canto a l. a. libertad.

¿Qué hay de malo en querer vivir con un cordero en los angeles plaza más chic de París?

Alice adora los corderos desde que period pequeña. Hasta el punto de que come to a decision convertir en realidad su sueño de infancia y viajar a Córcega para adoptar un simpático ovino que instala en su apartamento de París.

Pero entre sus vecinos de los angeles muy chic Place des Vosges este tipo de extravagancias no pasan inadvertidas. Firmemente decidida a desafiar las prohibiciones y las convenciones sociales, Alice va a demostrar que convivir con un animal lanudo no es más absurdo que pasar l. a. vida al lado de cualquier estúpido humano.

Y para ello no le importará enemistarse con todos los que los angeles rodean y mover cielo y tierra antes que abandonar el plan. Así, crea un movimiento de apoyo a su cordero parisino y emprende l. a. guerra contra sus vecinos contratando a un abogado. Y no precisamente cualquier abogado, sino aquel por el que está loca desde hace meses... el hombre misterioso de l. a. position des Vosges.

La crítica ha dicho...
«Divertida, inesperada, excéntrica, poética, very important y fresca, esta novela es una oda a los angeles libertad... Un libro que da ganas de luchar por nuestras propias causas (por muy insignificantes que sean) y de jugar al anticonformismo.»

«Una novela llena de frescura y optimismo.»
Émile Cougut, Wukali

«Bajo su apariencia de novela divertida y extravagante, un libro que lanza unas buenas pullas a este universo nuestro que mata los angeles libertad.»
Le Dauphiné libéré

«Una novela inclasificable, enormemente divertida.»
Archibald Ploom, Culture-Chronique

«Catherine Siguret ha escrito una declaración de amor a los corderos y a los angeles libertad en una novela alegre y original... ¡Irresistible!»

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Download Shrinking Cities: A Global Perspective (Regions and Cities) by Harry W. Richardson,Chang Woon Nam PDF

By Harry W. Richardson,Chang Woon Nam

This e-book examines a swiftly rising new subject in city payment styles: the position of shrinking towns. a lot insurance is given to declining fertility charges, growing older populations and monetary restructuring because the elements in the back of shrinking towns, yet there's additionally connection with source depletion, the dying of single-company cities and the micro-location of environmental hazards.

The contributions exhibit that shrinkage can happen at any scale – from neighbourhood to macro-region - and so they think of no matter if shrinkage of metropolitan components as a complete could be a destiny pattern. additionally addressed during this quantity is the query of even if city shrinkage regulations are valuable or effective.

The publication contains 4 elements:

  • world or local concerns (with connection with the ecu Union and Latin America);
  • national case reports (the usa, India, China, Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Romania and Estonia);
  • city case reports (Detroit, Buffalo, Cleveland, Naples, Belfast and Halle);
  • and large matters equivalent to the environmental effects of shrinking cities.

This booklet might be of curiosity to students and practitioners operating within the fields of city experiences, financial geography and public policy.

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Download Kampfkunst-Management für Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, by Ralf Kruckemeyer PDF

By Ralf Kruckemeyer

Das Buch Kampfkunst-Management beschäftigt sich mit der erfolgreichen organization, dem advertising und der effektiven
Mitgliederwerbung im Bereich der fernöstlichen Kampfkünste.
Es ist als praktisches Ideen-Handbuch gestaltet worden.
Trainer, Funktionäre und Betreiber von Kampfkunst-Schulen können daraus eine Fülle von Anregungen und Inspirationen für ihre tägliche Arbeit gewinnen.

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