In Pursuit of Silence

Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise

Author: George Prochnik

Publisher: Anchor


Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 785

A brilliant, far-reaching exploration of the frontiers of noise and silence, and the growing war between them. Between iPods, music-blasting restaurants, earsplitting sports stadiums, and endless air and road traffic, the place for quiet in our lives grows smaller by the day. In Pursuit of Silence gives context to our increasingly desperate sense that noise pollution is, in a very real way, an environmental catastrophe. Traveling across the country and meeting and listening to a host of incredible characters, including doctors, neuroscientists, acoustical engineers, monks, activists, educators, marketers, and aggrieved citizens, George Prochnik examines why we began to be so loud as a society, and what it is that gets lost when we can no longer find quiet.

In Pursuit of God's Presence

Author: Mary Simpson

Publisher: Xulon Press


Category: Religion

Page: 148

View: 283

In this work, an effort is made to help individuals charter a course to and then remain in God's presence by understanding how He abides with His people. (Christian)

In Pursuit of Psychic Change

The Betty Joseph Workshop

Author: Edith Hargreaves

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 979

The members of the Betty Joseph Workshop have provided major contributions to psychoanalytic thinking since the meeting's inception in 1962. This book is a celebration of Betty Joseph's work, and the work of a group of analysts who have joined her to discuss obstacles to psychic change in psychoanalytic treatment. A prestigious line up of contributors present clinical material for discussion on a range of topics including: Supporting psychic change Complacency in analysis and everyday life Containment, enactment and communication. The history of psychoanalysis is one of an ongoing struggle to reach a new understanding of the human psyche and develop more effective methods of treatment. In Pursuit of Psychic Change reflects this tradition - discussions of each contribution by other members of the group provide an in-depth exploration of the merits and limitations of a developing analytic technique, in the hope of achieving true psychic change. All psychoanalysts will benefit from the insights provided into the original and stimulating work of the members of the Betty Joseph Workshop.

In Pursuit of the Dead

Author: Arthur Hall

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited


Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 727

Holmes and Watson journey to the Lake District at the bidding of Squire Foley, who claims to be tormented by a man he believes he has killed in a duel. After an unsatisfactory conclusion they return to London, where they investigate the abduction of a woman in most peculiar circumstances. Next, Inspector Lestrade brings them news of queer goings-on in the National Gallery, before a perplexed priest requests their help with the curious behaviour of his colleagues. Early on, Watson realises that a common thread runs through these events, and Holmes sets out to bring to justice 'probably the most evil woman I ever hope to encounter'.

In Pursuit of the Fire-breather

Author: S K Bose

Publisher: Notion Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 803

In this sequel to “In Quest of the Rainbow,” Isabella Hamilton’s search for her estate and her parents takes her across the length of India and beyond, relentlessly pursued by her unknown enemies. But a group from her estate is always by her side, guiding her, advising her and protecting her. Joe McLeod, who has been tasked by the Court of Directors of the East India Company to convey her to her estate, joins her in her search, thereby lending her valuable support. But are the ones she believes to be her enemies, really so, or are they, unknown to her, actually her friends and protectors? And are Baldev Singh and his group, claiming to be from her estate, really her protectors, or are they, in fact, the enemy? And then there is the unseen, awesome, mysterious and all-powerful presence of the thing they had taken to be a mere amulet. Does Isabella locate her past? Does she find the estate? Does she discover who her enemies and who her true friends are? Why does the tiger roar whenever Isabella is in distress or in danger? And does she discover the secret of the amulet, the unearthing of which would unfurl all the mysteries and puzzles, and lead her to her ultimate goal? And how does Joe McLeod fit into all this?

In Pursuit of the Common Good

Twenty-Five Years of Improving the World, One Bottle of Salad Dressing at a Time

Author: Paul Newman

Publisher: Crown Business


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 815

Shameless exploitation has never been more fun nor done more good for more people than when done by Newman’s Own—the first green food company to use all-natural ingredients, and still the most successful. It was 1982 when Paul Newman and A. E. Hotchner made their foray into local gourmet shops with bottles of their homemade salad dressing. The venture was intended to be a lark, a way to poke fun at the traditional way the market operates. Hurdling obstacle after obstacle, they created the first company to mass-market all-natural products, eliminating the chemicals, gums, and preservatives that existed in food at the time. This picaresque saga is the inspiring story of how the two friends parlayed the joke into a multimillion-dollar company that gives all its profits to the less fortunate without spending money on galas, mailings, and other expensive outreaches. It also serves as a textbook for foundations and charitable organizations looking to do the most good they can with what they have. Told in alternating voices, Newman and Hotchner have written a zany tale that is a business model for entrepreneurs, an inspirational book, and just plain delightful reading.

In Pursuit of Alaska

An Anthology of Travelers' Tales, 1879-1909

Author: Jean Morgan Meaux

Publisher: University of Washington Press


Category: History

Page: 328

View: 335

This collection of Alaskan adventures begins with a newspaper article written by John Muir during his first visit to Alaska in 1879, when the sole U.S. government representative in all the territory's 586,412 square miles was a lone customs official in Sitka. It closes with accounts of the gold rush and the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle. Jean Meaux has gathered a superb collection of articles and stories that captivated American readers when they were first published and that will continue to entertain us today. The authors range from Charles Hallock (the founder of Forest and Stream, a precursor of Field and Stream) to New York society woman Mary Hitchcock, who traveled with china, silver, and a 2,800 square foot tent. After explorer Henry Allen wore out his boots, he marched barefoot as he continued mapping the Tanana River, and Episcopal Archdeacon Hudson Stuck mushed by dog sled in Arctic winters across a territory encompassing 250,000 miles of the northern interior. Although the United States acquired Alaska in 1867, it took more than a decade for American writers and explorers to focus attention on a territory so removed from their ordinary lives. These writers-adventurers, tourists, and gold seekers-would help define the nation's perception of Alaska and would contribute to an image of the state that persists today. This collection unearths early writings that offer a broad view of American encounters with Alaska accompanied by Meaux's lively and concise introductions. The present-day adventurer will find much to inspire exploration, while students of the American West can gain new access to this valuable trove of pre-Gold Rush Alaska archives. For more information go to:

The Education of Grandpa Bobar: in Pursuit of Excellence

Author: Robert Colacurcio

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Religion

Page: 85

View: 171

The education of grandpa Bobar has proceeded from an early childhood to what I prefer to call a second childhood rather than retirement. What went undetected during all these years, until now, was how excellence was encrypted in my education, even beyond the appreciation I have always had for the excellence of my many teachers. I hope this anecdotal memoir with a message about excellence gives the reader an opportunity to look more closely into the role excellence has played in their own educational development.



Author: Bruce Simonian

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 149

Jeb Bingham seeks revenge after going through a nasty divorce. He solicits a hit man in Las Vegas to do the dirty work. It leads to a trail of horrifi c murder. Washoe County Detective Wade Crawford is relentless in his efforts to solve these heinous murders. Who will live and who will pay is anyone’s guess.

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

A Novel

Author: Lori Benton

Publisher: WaterBrook


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 217

Frontier dangers cannot hold a candle to the risks one woman takes by falling in love In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesn’t come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance. Convinced that Tamsen has been kidnapped, wealthy suitor Ambrose Kincaid follows after her, in company with her equally determined stepfather. With trouble in pursuit, Tamsen and Jesse find themselves thrust into the conflict of a divided community of Overmountain settlers. The State of Franklin has been declared, but many remain loyal to North Carolina. With one life left behind and chaos on the horizon, Tamsen struggles to adapt to a life for which she was never prepared. But could this challenging frontier life be what her soul has longed for, what God has been leading her toward? As pursuit draws ever nearer, will her faith see her through the greatest danger of all—loving a man who has risked everything for her?