Facing the Lion

Author: Simone Arnold Liebster

Publisher: George Milakovich & Assoc

ISBN: 9781937188009

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 9036


Simone Arnold is an ordinary French schoolgirl - spirited and stubborn. Then the Nazis march in, demanding complete conformity. Friends become enemies. Teachers spout Nazi propaganda. School officials recruit for the Hitler Youth. Simone's family refuses to heil Hitler as Germany's savior. This inspiring story of a young girl standing up for her beliefs in the face of society's overwhelming pressure to conform is a potent reminder of the power of remaining true to one's beliefs.

Facing the Lion

Author: Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton,Herman Viola

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426306679

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7354


Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.

Finding Inner Courage

Author: Mark Nepo

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: 1633412210

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 1116


In this truly inspiring book, Mark Nepo offers us all an invitation to stand by the courage of our convictions in challenging times. Through the stories of ordinary people, political activists, artists, writers, spiritual teachers from a variety of traditions, Mark Nepo shows how we too can discover our own inner courage. Finding Inner Courage is divided into three sections finding our inner core, standing by our inner core, and sustaining the practice of living from that place. Each of the nearly 60 brief essays and stories elucidates and inspires. Nepo's broad range of stories and people, of traditions and insights, offers myriad ways for readers to relate to their own search for courage.

Psyche-Genetics

Author: S.W. Pringle

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 142590730X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 568

View: 1213


Psyche-Genetics, as the title implies, is concerned with the intimate atomic relationship between the body and soul of MAN: It examines the on-going cycle of mankind’s social and spiritual evolution - from the infancy of our Stone Age, all the way to the end of our cycle as transcendental Cosmic sages in a future Age yet to come, when no more children will be born: It provides a unique portrait of all three Great Houses of MAN and the journey through Time and Space that we are taking. It tells us who we are; why we exist; and where we are going: It brings attention to the nuclear threat of the present moment and the great difficulty we are all having in letting go of the pseudo-intellectual teenage arguments and reckless gambles of a dying Steel Age.

My Lion's Heart

Author: Gareth Patterson

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers

ISBN: 0620601345

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

View: 5492


Environmentalist, independent researcher and author, Gareth Patterson has spent his entire adult life working tirelessly for the greater protection of African wildlife and, more particularly, for that of the lion. Born in England in 1963, Gareth grew up in Nigeria and Malawi. From an early age he knew where his life's path would take him - it would be in Africa, and his life's work would be for the cause of the African wilderness and its wild inhabitants. His is an all-encompassing African story. From his childhood in West and East Africa to his study of a threatened lion population in a private reserve in Botswana to his work with George Adamson, celebrated as the 'Lion Man' of Africa, we witness Gareth's growing commitment to his life's mission. This is nowhere more evident than in his account of his life as a human member of a lion pride, experiencing life and death through its eyes, as he successfully rehabilitated three famous orphaned lion cubs back into a life in the wilds. At considerable risk to his own personal safety, he exposed the sordid canned lion 'industry' in South Africa, bringing this shameful practice to international attention. After moving to the Western Cape he took up the fight for the African elephant, notably the unique endangered Knysna population, and published his astonishing findings in his 2009 book The Secret Elephants. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the stressful nature of his work, Gareth suffered a massive physical and mental breakdown in his forties, which he discusses here for the first time with an openness that underlines his courage. Lesser men might have been broken, but his 'lion's heart' fought back and he ultimately overcame his illness. Gareth Patterson's long-awaited autobiography is a moving account of one man's single-minded dedication to the preservation of Africa's wildlife. It is also a stark reminder that if the human race does not want to lose Africa's priceless wild heritage, there is no time to waste. 'The lion is my totem animal, and this is the story of my life in Africa, for the lion.'

Muqarnas

Author: Gülru Necipoğlu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004108721

Category: Architecture

Page: 188

View: 3985


Creating Holistic Technology- Enhanced Learning Experiences

Author: Lee Yong TAY,Cher Ping LIM

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9462090866

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 9859


Creating Holistic Technology-Enhanced Learning Experiences: Tales of a Future School in Singapore Editors: Lee Yong TAY & Cher Ping LIM The global level of economic, ecological, social, political and cultural integration across nation states and the rapid advancement of technology have brought about transformations that are part of globalisation. Our students are expected to be agents of change rather than passive observers of world events; and at the same time, to live together in an increasingly diverse and complex society and to reflect on and interpret fast changing information. In such a new world order, the holistic development of our students, namely in the cognitive, aesthetics, physical, social and moral, leadership and global domains, is pivotal. This edited book provides descriptive and interpretive accounts of how an elementary school in the [email protected] programme creates holistic technology-enhanced learning experiences for its students at the classroom and school levels. By documenting these accounts and linking them to student learning outcomes, the school will lead the way in providing possible models for the seamless and pervasive integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) into the curriculum for the holistic development of our students.