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The Book On the Move
The Author Oliver Sacks
The Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release Date2015-05-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 256
ISBN 9781447265450
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: 'Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far'. It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, as well as with a group of patients who would define his life, it becomes clear that Sacks's earnest desire for engagement has occasioned unexpected encounters and travels - sending him through bars and alleys, over oceans, and across continents. With unbridled honesty and humour, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions - bodybuilding, weightlifting, and swimming - also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual, his guilt over leaving his family to come to America, his bond with his schizophrenic brother, and the writers and scientists - Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick - who influenced him. On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer - and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.


The Book Stories on the Move
The Author Arlene Cohen
The Publisher Libraries Unlimited
Release Date2007
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages 226
ISBN 1591584183
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Energize your story time, and get children of all ages actively involved in learning with dozens of interactive, ready-to-use, age-appropriate activities.


The Book Literature on the Move
The Author Ottmar Ette
The Publisher Rodopi
Release Date2003
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 316
ISBN 9042011556
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Literature on the Move formulates a new aesthetics for the altered conditions and challenges of the new century. The point of departure for examining a bordercrossing literature on the move is travel literature, from which the view opens up unto other spaces, dimensions and patterns of movement which will shape the literatures of the 21th Century. And these will become - one needs no prophetic gift to see - for a major partliteratures with no fixed abode. Signposts of this journey through literature proposed by this book are texts by, among many others, Balzac, Barthes, Baudrillard, Borges, Calvino, Condé, Cohen, Diderot, Goethe, A.v. Humboldt, Kristeva, Reyes, Rodó or Stadler. This book will specially appeal to an audience interested by comparative literature, literary theory, and travel literature and will be of interest to anybody who delights in «literary journeys».


The Book A People on the Move
The Author Marilyn Perry
The Publisher Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
Release Date2000-01
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages
ISBN 1551453916
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: For ages 4-8. Illustrates God's creation of a new covenant with the Hebrew people. The story of the escape from Egypt is filled with events that we can link to our own experiences today. It is the central salvation story for the Jewish people, and is also a key story for Christians. This all-ages learning resource includes lots of hands-on learning activities, craft ideas, and a Wilderness Wanderings board game that takes players on a journey with the Hebrew people through the desert wilderness to the Promised Land. Along the way participants learn the Ten Commandments. (Module contains 2 copies of board game -- all the game pieces included). 'A People on the Move' includes everything you need to plan your programme: instructions for creating a simple Time Machine; guide to setting up a computer activity centre; reproducible activity sheets for participants; outlines for vacation Bible School, adult Bible Study, or camp.


The Book Words on the Move
The Author John McWhorter
The Publisher Henry Holt and Company
Release Date2016-09-06
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages 288
ISBN 9781627794732
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “by the letter,” or the way young people use LOL and like, or business jargon like What’s the ask? -- it often seems as if the language is deteriorating before our eyes. But the truth is different and a lot less scary, as John McWhorter shows in this delightful and eye-opening exploration of how English has always been in motion and continues to evolve today. Drawing examples from everyday life and employing a generous helping of humor, he shows that these shifts are a natural process common to all languages, and that we should embrace and appreciate these changes, not condemn them. Words on the Move opens our eyes to the surprising backstories to the words and expressions we use every day. Did you know that silly once meant “blessed”? Or that ought was the original past tense of owe? Or that the suffix -ly in adverbs is actually a remnant of the word like? And have you ever wondered why some people from New Orleans sound as if they come from Brooklyn? McWhorter encourages us to marvel at the dynamism and resilience of the English language, and his book offers a lively journey through which we discover that words are ever on the move and our lives are all the richer for it.


The Book Discourse on the Move
The Author Douglas Biber
The Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date2007-01
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages 289
ISBN 9027223025
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Discourse on the Move is the first book-length exploration of how corpus-based methods can be used for discourse analysis, applied to the description of discourse organization. The primary goal is to bring these two analytical perspectives together: undertaking a detailed discourse analysis of each individual text, but doing so in terms that can be generalized across all texts of a corpus. The book explores two major approaches to this task: 'top-down' and 'bottom-up'. In the 'top-down' approach, the functional components of a genre are determined first, and then all texts in a corpus are analyzed in terms of those components. In contrast, textual components emerge from the corpus analysis in the bottom-up approach, and the discourse organization of individual texts is then analyzed in terms of linguistically-defined textual categories. Both approaches are illustrated through case studies of discourse structure in particular genres: fund-raising letters, biology/biochemistry research articles, and university classroom teaching.


The Book On the Move
The Author Sue Boinski
The Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date2000-05-15
Genre Nature
Pages 811
ISBN 0226063402
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Getting from here to there may be simple for one individual. But as any parent, scout leader, or CEO knows, herding a whole troop in one direction is a lot more complicated. Who leads the group? Who decides where the group will travel, and using what information? How do they accomplish these tasks? On the Move addresses these questions, examining the social, cognitive, and ecological processes that underlie patterns and strategies of group travel. Chapters discuss how factors such as group size, resource distribution and availability, the costs of travel, predation, social cohesion, and cognitive skills affect how individuals as well as social groups exploit their environment. Most chapters focus on field studies of a wide range of human and nonhuman primate groups, from squirrel monkeys to Turkana pastoralists, but chapters covering group travel in hyenas, birds, dolphins, and bees provide a broad taxonomic perspective and offer new insights into comparative questions, such as whether primates are unique in their ability to coordinate group-level activities.


The Book On the Move
The Author Filiz Garip
The Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date2016-11-01
Genre Social Science
Pages 312
ISBN 9781400883769
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Why do Mexicans migrate to the United States? Is there a typical Mexican migrant? Beginning in the 1970s, survey data indicated that the average migrant was a young, unmarried man who was poor, undereducated, and in search of better employment opportunities. This is the general view that most Americans still hold of immigrants from Mexico. On the Move argues that not only does this view of Mexican migrants reinforce the stereotype of their undesirability, but it also fails to capture the true diversity of migrants from Mexico and their evolving migration patterns over time. Using survey data from over 145,000 Mexicans and in-depth interviews with nearly 140 Mexicans, Filiz Garip reveals a more accurate picture of Mexico-U.S migration. In the last fifty years there have been four primary waves: a male-dominated migration from rural areas in the 1960s and '70s, a second migration of young men from socioeconomically more well-off families during the 1980s, a migration of women joining spouses already in the United States in the late 1980s and ’90s, and a generation of more educated, urban migrants in the late 1990s and early 2000s. For each of these four stages, Garip examines the changing variety of reasons for why people migrate and migrants’ perceptions of their opportunities in Mexico and the United States. Looking at Mexico-U.S. migration during the last half century, On the Move uncovers the vast mechanisms underlying the flow of people moving between nations.


The Book On the Move
The Author Tim Cresswell
The Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date2006
Genre History
Pages 327
ISBN 9780415952569
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: On the Move presents a rich history of one of the key concepts of modern life: mobility. Increasing mobility has been a constant throughout the modern era, evident in mass car ownership, plane travel, and the rise of the Internet. Typically, people have equated increasing mobility with increasing freedom. However, as Cresswell shows, while mobility has certainly increased in modern times, attempts to control and restrict mobility are just as characteristic of modernity. Through a series of fascinating historical episodes Cresswell shows how mobility and its regulation have been central to the experience of modernity.


The Book Teddy on the Move
The Author Robert Holl
The Publisher Benchmark Education Company
Release Date2004-01
Genre Big books
Pages 17
ISBN 9781410816054
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book On the Move
The Author Henry Veltmeyer
The Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date2007
Genre Political Science
Pages 209
ISBN 1551118726
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "With irony, insight, and elegant simplicity, Veltmeyer shows us how the power of money and the power of collective commitment interact in the sweepstakes of social history." - Jan Knippers Black, Monterey Institute for International Studies


The Book Religion on the Move
The Author Afe Adogame
The Publisher BRILL
Release Date2012-11-21
Genre Social Science
Pages 478
ISBN 9789004242289
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In Religions on the Move, Afe Adogame and Shobana Shankar present essays on religious expansion beyond Christian missions, focusing on activities of migrants from Africa, Asia, and Latin America spreading their faiths in Europe, North America, and within the “South.”


The Book On the Move
The Author Alejandra Bronfman
The Publisher Zed Books Ltd.
Release Date2013-04-04
Genre History
Pages 144
ISBN 9781848137455
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Caribbean stands out in the popular imagination as a 'place without history', a place which has somehow eluded modernity. Haiti is envisioned as being trapped in an endless cycle of violence and instability, Cuba as a 1950s time warp, Jamaicans as ganja-smoking Rastafarians, while numerous pristine, anonymous islands are simply peaceful idylls. The notion of 'getting away from it all' lures countless visitors, offering the possibility of total disconnect for the world-weary. In On the Move Alejandra Bronfman argues that in fact the opposite is true; the Caribbean is, and has always been, deeply engaged with the wider world. From drugs and tourism to international political struggles, these islands form an integral part of world history and of the present, and are themselves in a constant state of economic and social flux in the face of global transformations.


The Book Brazil on the Move
The Author John Dos Passos
The Publisher Doubleday
Release Date2011-11-16
Genre History
Pages 205
ISBN 9780307800541
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: John Dos Passos, the distinguished American novelist and historian has been personally interested in Brazil for the last fifteen years. He first visited the country in 1948, and returned again in 1956 and 1962. This book, which is based on his experiences in Brazil, presents the people and landscapes of a young country on the move. Here you will find several extraordinary reports on Brasilia, first in the planning stage, second in the wildly frantic period when it was a half-finished group of buildings, and, finally, as it appeared to Mr. Dos Passos in the summer of 1962 when it was at last beginning to function as a city. Here, too, is the story of Brazil’s great road building program designed to unify the country, and of the political battles in this enormous country which totters on the verge of a Communist takeover. From traveling the length and breadth of the land and from interviewing all kinds of people: politicians like Carlos Lacerda and religious leaders like Bishop Sales, Mr. Dos Passos has been able to transmit some of the flavor of the most important of Latin American nations. Mr. Dos Passos himself is of Portuguese descent, and he speaks Portuguese as well as Spanish. He begins this readable and fascinating book with a much needed short sketch of the history of Brazil and how the Portuguese tradition differs from the Spanish in South America.


The Book Evonne
The Author Evonne Goolagong
The Publisher Dutton Adult
Release Date1975-06-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 190
ISBN STANFORD:36105035721989
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Surviving on the Move
The Author Jonathan Crush
The Publisher African Books Collective
Release Date2010
Genre Social Science
Pages 242
ISBN 9781920409098
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Since the collapse of apartheid, there have been major increases in migration flows within, to and from the Southern African region. Cross-border movements are at an all-time high across the region and internal migration is at record levels. The implications of greater mobility for areas of origin and destination have not been systematically explored. Migration is most often seen as a negative phenomenon, a result of increased poverty and the failure of development. More recently, the positive relationship between migration and development has been emphasised by agencies such as the Global Commission on International Migration, the Global Forum on Migration and Development, the United Nations Development Programme and the African Union. The chapters in this publication are all based on primary research and examine various facets of the relationship between migration, poverty and development, including issues that are often ignored in the migration-development debate like migration and food security and migration and vulnerability to HIV. The book argues that the development and poverty reduction potential of migration is being hindered by national policies that fail to recognise and build on the positive aspects and potential of migration. As a result, as these studies show, migrants are often pushed to the margins where they are forced to "survive on the move". Their treatment violates labour laws and basic human rights and compromises the potential of migration as a means to create sustainable livelihoods, reduce poverty and food insecurity, mitigate the brain drain and promote the productive use of remittances. This book shows that migrant lives and livelihoods should be at the centre of international and African debates about migration, poverty and development.


The Book Felix on the Move
The Author Maeve Friel
The Publisher Capstone
Release Date2002-06
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 31
ISBN 1404800557
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Felix the cat is unhappy when movers take away everything down to the yellow plastic bowl, but it all comes back along with the family.


The Book Islam on the Move
The Author Farish A. Noor
The Publisher Amsterdam University Press
Release Date2012
Genre Religion
Pages 255
ISBN 9789089644398
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Much nuance and variability have been lost in the process of the reductivist analysis of Islam post 9/11 and, as this study amply demonstrates, we are all the poorer as a result. This exhaustive examination of the rise and spread of the Tablighi Jama'at, arguably the world's largest Islamic missionary movement, locates it in the larger perspective of global Islam and developments in the Muslim societies. Combining an overview of the history and current socio-political perception of the Tablighi Jama'at with a more analytical and philosophical approach to fundamental questions of identity, subject-positioning and representation, the author creates a comprehensive resource of interest to all scholars and students of Islam. Drawing on exhaustive research and records of conversion narratives of the new members of Tablighi Jama'at, cited here at length, the author creates a unique perspective on this complex phenomenon from both an internal and external viewpoints. Ahmad-Noor locates the spiritual framework of the movement in the context of its perception in the eyes of the political and religious authorities of the countries where it has a following, as well as the Western 'securocrat' approach."--Publisher's website.


The Book On the Move
The Author Bono
The Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
Release Date2007
Genre Medical
Pages 57
ISBN STANFORD:36105123319928
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Delivers an inspiring and powerful message based on the speech the author gave at the 2006 National Prayer Breakfast, offering a reflection on his own faith and a challenge to people of all faiths to reach across all boundaries and come together.


The Book On the Move
The Author Thea Feldman
The Publisher Benchmark Education Company
Release Date2011
Genre
Pages
ISBN 9781450953139
Language English, Spanish, And French