A Volunteer S True Episodes Out Of Africa

Author : Charles Wolan
ISBN : 9781425174552
Genre : Fiction
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As I was leaving JFK International Airport for Africa via Paris, I was excited and looking forward to the adventure. This would be the first time I would visit the Dark Continent and remain there for four years. I was to assist in building and establishing a technical school for the Malawi government in central East Africa. In 1967 when I first set foot on the African continent I had no idea how exciting it would be. After spending four years there, I never did get over my initial culture shock, and I was always learning something new about the indigenous people on the Dark Continent. I had looked forward enthusiastically to beginning my new life’s experience. When I landed in Nairobi on my flight from Rome, I was picked up at the airport by missionaries and taken to their mission in Kenya. There I spent my first night sleeping, or trying to sleep, in Africa. In the middle of the night I opened my eyes only to find several gray flat spiders that moved about at a relatively high speed in search of flies and other small flying creatures. From that midnight until dawn I slept with one eye open. This was my first shocking experience with the small creatures in Africa. After spending about five days in Nairobi visiting various missions and observing the animals in the wild, I then moved down to Malawi where I began my assigned work establishing a technical school for the Malawi government. Technical or trade schools were vitally important to the underdeveloped country’s efforts to attain better housing and sanitation for the Malawians. The primitive villages were prone to disease, especially malaria, tuberculosis, and dysentery. Today we could include HIV-AIDS in the list of prevalent diseases in Malawi.
Category: Fiction

Swiss News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213161131
Genre : Switzerland
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Category: Switzerland

Readings In The Philosophy Of Religion Second Edition

Author : Kelly James Clark
ISBN : 9781551118031
Genre : Religion
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Like the first edition, the second edition of Readings in the Philosophy of Religion covers topics in a point-counterpoint manner, specifically designed to foster deep reflection. Unique to this collection is the section on the divine attributes. The book’s focus is on issues of fundamental human concern—God’s suffering, hell, prayer, feminist theology, and religious pluralism. All of these are shown, in a lengthy introduction, to relate to the standard issues in philosophical theology—omnipotence, omniscience, immutability, goodness, and eternity. For this second edition, each major section ends with an extended reflection by a philosopher who shows how to think through the issues raised in the preceding essays. Also included are a new section on the ontological argument with classical discussions by Anselm and Gaunilo, along with a new essay by Laura Garcia; a new section on religious language; new essays on the free will defense, theodicies, and feminist theology; and a new version of the cosmological argument that does not rely on the principle of sufficient reason.
Category: Religion

World Megatrends

Author : Adjiedj Bakas
ISBN : 9781907518713
Genre : Business & Economics
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World megatrends focuses on the way we will be living in twenty years time. Will we all live together or will we shut ourselves away in ethnic ghettos? Why will Western Europe become known as Eurabia? Who are our future political leaders and why must we all learn Mandarin Chinese? In World megatrends, Adjiedj Bakas focuses on the future of a drastically changed world forced with new superpowers and an ongoing struggle between the West and Muslim fundamentalists. Visionary, lively, powerful and full of insights, this book offers ideas and inspiration for individuals, businesses and other organisations for ways in which they need to adapt their lives, their mindsets and business opportunities for the coming times.
Category: Business & Economics

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.


Author : Michael Denton
ISBN : 091756152X
Genre : Science
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Explains how rapidly accumulating evidence is threatening the basic assumptions of orthodox Darwinism
Category: Science

The Spectator

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019609343
Genre : English literature
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Das Geheimnis Der Verlorenen Zeit

Author : John Wray
ISBN : 9783644047518
Genre : Fiction
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«Das Geheimnis der verlorenen Zeit» ist einer der megalomanischsten Romane der jüngeren amerikanischen Literaturgeschichte: ein gewitzter, raffinierter Mix aus Wissenschaft, Philosophie, Pop und Unterhaltung. Ein wilder Abenteuertrip, vom Wien der Jahrhundertwende bis ins Manhattan der Gegenwart, von der ersten Dimension in die vierte. Eingeschlossen in einer Blase angehaltener Zeit sitzt der junge Waldemar Tolliver in einem vermüllten Apartment am Central Park in New York und versucht, Herr seiner Geschichte zu werden. (Aber vielleicht hat er auch nur zu viel Science-Fiction gelesen.) Über hundert Jahre Familiengeschichte muss er erforschen und verstehen, um wieder in die Welt zurückkehren zu können. (Glaubt er.) Ein grandioses Panorama breitet sich aus: Waldemars Urgroßvater, Produzent eingelegter Gurken und Hobbyphysiker aus dem k.u.k. Znaim, war dem Geheimnis der Zeit auf der Spur. Nein, besser noch: dem Geheimnis menschlicher Reisen durch die Zeit! Leider gingen die Unterlagen bei einem dummen Unfall mit einem Automobil verloren. Drei Generationen von Tollivers – Genies, Kriminelle, Verlierer, Visionäre – ruhen fortan nicht, das Geheimnis zu lüften, obwohl bald ein deutscher Patentamtsangestellter namens Einstein mit ganz ähnlichen Theorien Schlagzeilen machen wird ... Um es mit Jonathan Lethem zu sagen: «John Wray ist die nächste Welle der amerikanischen Literatur.»
Category: Fiction

Transport World

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ISBN : UIUC:30112008405646
Genre : Electric railroads
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Category: Electric railroads