Bringing together their unique vantage points as leaders of Church and State, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and Marcello Pera challenge us to imagine what can be the future of a civilization that has abandoned its moral and cultural history. They call on the West to embrace a spiritual rather than political renewal -and to accept the moral values that alone can help us to make sense of changes in technology, economics, and society.
Mikael Lind of the Ice People has been separated from his family his whole life. He's obediently followed orders and expectations of those who raised him, but always against his own wishes. His life is suffocating, and dark visions are threatening to consume him. But a chance encounter changes everything. It leads him to his family, the Ice People.When Mikael meets his extraordinary family, he finally finds his roots. Meanwhile, Mikael's young son Dominic develops powers of his own and joins the next generation of the Ice People – who are both powerful and cursed.
Genesis of the Black Working Class in the American South, 1862-1882
Author: Gerald David Jaynes
Publisher: OUP USA
This major new study draws on thousands of previously untapped sources and statistics to reconstruct the socioeconomic history of the antebellum plantation and the birth of the free black worker. Jaynes thoroughly reexamines the symbiotic nature of the sharecropping system for both planters and workers and analyzes the social and economic effects of sharecropping on the larger social structure.
Grass Without Roots, the first comprehensive review of the Indian government's development programme, examines the impact of policies at the grass-roots level. On the basis of detailed field studies, the authors conclude that it is essential to involve the people in the design and operation of rural development schemes. They argue that without democratic decentralization, efforts to alleviate poverty and hunger in India's villages will remain an exercise in futility.
This two-volume publication contains information on acceptable daily intakes (ADIs) and maximum residue levels, general principles for the evaluation of pesticides and the recommendations made at the 2005 Joint Meeting of the FAO Panel of Experts on Pesticide Residues in Food and the Environment (JMPR) and the WHO Core Assessment Group, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland in September 2005.
The Guide to Tracing British, African and Asian-Caribbean Ancestry
Author: Paul Crooks
Publisher: Black Amber
Designed for people researching their family connections in the Caribbean, this guide is particularly useful for those whose ancestry is complicated by mixed parentage or multiple migrations between Britain, Africa, and the Caribbean. Written by a British author who hit many dead ends as he tried to piece together the saga of his African slave ancestors, the book describes his breakthroughs and identifies archives and records that were previously unknown to genealogists.