First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Focuses on China's long-term pattern of growth and employment, demographic shifts, and rural-urban migration, its agricultural trade and local elections, China's banking sector reform and its fiscal sustainability, its environmental concerns, and much more.
Based on a fresh look at the contemporary Mamluk sources, this study challenges the conventional periodization of Mamluk history by dating the onset of the decline of the Mamluk state to the third reign of al-N sir Muh ammad. It furthermore reveals the Mamluk system as dynamic in nature, susceptible to change throughout its history.
We solve our problems based upon the way we think of ourselves and the world. From peak energy and peak debt to failing economies and the realities of climate change, everyday life is showing us where we’ve outgrown the thinking of the past. It’s also showing us where big changes in the world mean big changes in our lives. Through dramatic shifts in our jobs, our relationship to money, our health, and even our homes, it’s clear that our lives are changing in ways we’ve never seen, to a degree that we’re not prepared for, and at speeds that we’ve never experienced. It’s also clear that the thinking of the past is no longer enough to meet our needs today. A new, healthy, and sustainable world is emerging, and our ability to accept what it offers begins with our willingness to: • Honestly acknowledge the facts of what we’re up against. • Embrace the new discoveries that reveal the role of cooperation in nature and human communities. • Create resilience in our lives, families, and communities based upon five proven and sustainable principles. • Through easy-to-understand science and the wisdom traditions of the past, The Turning Point identifies the extremes in the world that are reshaping our lives, the keys to thrive in the midst of the transformation, and the strategies to get us there.
Japan's brief but dramatic Momoyama period (1573-1615) witnessed the struggles of a handful of ambitious warlords for control of the long-splintered country and finally the emergence of a united Japan. This was also an era of dynamic cultural development in which the feudal lords sponsored lavish, innovative arts to proclaim their newly acquired power. One such art was a ceramic ware known as Oribe, whose mysterious sudden appearance and rise in popularity are explored in this book. Ceramics are closely connected to the tea ceremony and central to Japanese culture. In this context Oribe wares represented a unique and major development, since they were the easiest Japanese ceramics to carry extensive multicolor decoration. Boldly painted with geometric and naturalistic designs, they display sensuous glazes, especially in a distinctive vitreous green, as well as a whole repertoire of playful new shapes. Their genesis has tradtionally been ascribed to Furuta Oribe (1543/44-1615), a warrior and the foremost tea master of his time, who appears to have played a crucial role in redefining the aesthetics of Japan. Over seventy engaging vessels of Oribe ware, along with striking examples of other types of wares produced in the same milieu, make up the heart of this catalogue. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website.
Seeks to understand the attacks of 9/11 and the continuing terrorist threat to the United States in terms of the marginalization of the Arab world.
This is a book of inspirational poetry, written from the viewpoint of a person who sees life from all angles. The author is hoping that he can reach out and touch the hearts and souls of the reader to help uplift them out of the darkness and into the light and into the "Turning Point" of their life.
Whether the reader is, has been, or will become a middle school teacher, or a middle school student or parent, this book provides a close look at life in middle school: How challenges emerge and obstacles are overcome, as well as how one student turned his life and his school around. Many middle school students dont see the dangers of not working to their potential. Involuntarily encouraged by social promotion and other factors, they may not reach a turning point until, in some cases, it is too late. In Turning Point, authors Paul Rallion and Chuck Wong present the reality of many middle school students, some of whom believe that all they have to do is sit pretty in class. Yet, there are other students who show tremendous academic growth. What makes them do well? Whats their turning point?