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The Unintentional Medium

By Suzi Samuel
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  • Publisher : Made For Success Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781613397657
  • Pages : 236
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 365
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When the boundaries between the real world and the unseen world overlap and you begin getting cooking tips and dating advice from your ghostly grannies, life itself can never be the same.

What do you do when you suddenly realise that there is a whole other world out there which is opening up to you?

You ride the whirlwind, hang on tight and enjoy this whole new adventure of being an Unintentional Medium.

This is a story of an adventure, a step into the unknown, a collision of worlds and what happens to the unsuspecting young woman who happens to have been chosen by the spirit world to act as their messenger.

The true story leads us through an eventful and often hilarious life describing events and people, both here and in the spirit world who have played such a part in this journey. A newly single girl on the London dating scene and who, after several close escapes, finally finds happiness with her handsome Australian husband. Not only are the spirits extremely happy about this, they redouble their efforts to get their message across and pop in with increasing regularity.

A cross between Bill Bryson, Brigit Jones and Ghost with a dash of Carrie Bradshaw thrown in for good measure.

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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 766
  • File Pdf: rethinking-mill-s-ethics.pdf

Book Summary:

Discussion of John Stuart Mill's ethics has been dominated by concern with right and wrong action as determined by the principle of utility. Colin Heydt's book unearths the rich context of moral and socio-political debate that Mill did not have to make explicit to his Victorian readers, in order to enrich the philosophical analysis of his ethics and to show a famous and misunderstood moralist in a new light.

Little Ethiopia of the Pacific Northwest

By Joseph W. Scott
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781351508483
  • Pages : 172
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 276
  • File Pdf: little-ethiopia-of-the-pacific-northwest.pdf

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Little Ethiopia of the Pacific Northwest tells the story of the Ethiopian community in Seattle. The community began with approximately two dozen college students who came to the city during the Ethiopian revolution of 1974. These sojourning students earned college and university degrees, but were unable to return home to use them to modernize the developing nation. These stranded students became pioneers who built a micro-community in inner-city Seattle.Providing background with an analysis of Seattle's geographic, demographic, social, and economic challenges, this volume studies the students who became asylum seekers; their falls in position, power, prestige; and the income of these elite and non-elite settlers. The authors analyze examples of those who became entrepreneurs and the ingenuity and determination they employed to start successful businesses.The authors examine the challenges imposed on them by a school system that assigned their children to grade levels according to age rather than knowledge. They explore how the American welfare system worked in practice and explain how and why Ethiopians die young in Seattle. This fascinating study will be of interest to sociologists, ethnographers, and regional analysts.

How to Build a Life in the Humanities

By Anthony Grafton,Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9781137428899
  • Pages : 245
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 419
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Book Summary:

A follow-up to the popular Graduate Study for the 21st Century , this book seeks to expand professional development to include the personal aspects of daily lives in the humanities. How to Build a Life in the Humanities delves into pressing work-life issues such as post-tenure depression, academic life with children, aging, and adjuncting.

Place Reinvention

By Arvid Viken
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781317080626
  • Pages : 262
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 444
  • File Pdf: place-reinvention.pdf

Book Summary:

Through an interdisciplinary range of case studies from across the Northern rim of Europe, this volume shows how place reinvention as a concept affects not only global cities but also marginal regions. Linking place reinvention to the economic, the symbolic and the political production of space, the volume puts forward insights into how 'marginal areas' understand their role in the global competition between places and regions through their branding strategies, playing with representations of the unique and the ordinary, urban and rural, reindustrialization and cultural economy. It also shows how and why some places seem to retain and strengthen their uniqueness, whilst others are losing their local distinctiveness in the struggle to survive.

There Are No Accidents

By Jessie Singer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781982129699
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 601
  • File Pdf: there-are-no-accidents.pdf

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A journalist recounts the surprising history of accidents and reveals how they’ve come to define all that’s wrong with America. We hear it all the time: “Sorry, it was just an accident.” And we’ve been deeply conditioned to just accept that explanation and move on. But as Jessie Singer argues convincingly: There are no such things as accidents. The vast majority of mishaps are not random but predictable and preventable. Singer uncovers just how the term “accident” itself protects those in power and leaves the most vulnerable in harm’s way, preventing investigations, pushing off debts, blaming the victims, diluting anger, and even sparking empathy for the perpetrators. As the rate of accidental death skyrockets in America, the poor and people of color end up bearing the brunt of the violence and blame, while the powerful use the excuse of the “accident” to avoid consequences for their actions. Born of the death of her best friend, and the killer who insisted it was an accident, this book is a moving investigation of the sort of tragedies that are all too common, and all too commonly ignored. In this revelatory book, Singer tracks accidental death in America from turn of the century factories and coal mines to today’s urban highways, rural hospitals, and Superfund sites. Drawing connections between traffic accidents, accidental opioid overdoses, and accidental oil spills, Singer proves that what we call accidents are hardly random. Rather, who lives and dies by an accident in America is defined by money and power. She also presents a variety of actions we can take as individuals and as a society to stem the tide of “accidents”—saving lives and holding the guilty to account.

The Accidental Apprentice

By Amanda Foody
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781534477582
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 257
  • File Pdf: the-accidental-apprentice.pdf

Book Summary:

A New York Times bestseller! A boy who accidentally bonds with a magical Beast must set off on an adventure in the mysterious Woods in this “wholesome, delightful” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), and cheeky middle grade fantasy debut—perfect for fans of Nevermoor and How to Train Your Dragon. The last thing Barclay Thorne ever wanted was an adventure. Thankfully, as an apprentice to the town’s mushroom farmer, Barclay need only work hard and follow the rules to one day become the head mushroom farmer himself. No danger required. But then Barclay accidentally breaks his town’s most sacred rule: never ever EVER stray into the Woods, for within the Woods lurk vicious magical Beasts. To Barclay’s horror, he faces a fate far worse than being eaten: he unwittingly bonds with a Beast and is run out of town by an angry mob. Determined to break this bond and return home, Barclay journeys to find the mysterious town of Lore Keepers, people who have also bonded with Beasts and share their powers. But after making new friends, entering a dangerous apprenticeship exam, and even facing the legendary Beast of the Woods, Barclay must make a difficult choice: return to the home and rules he’s always known, or embrace the adventure awaiting him. This paperback edition includes a brand new, highly-illustrated map of the Woods.