Running with the Kenyans
Author: Adharanand Finn
Publisher: Ballantine Books
“Completely satisfying, as well-paced and exhilarating as a good run.”—The Boston Globe Whether running is your recreation or your religion, Adharanand Finn’s incredible journey to the elite training camps of Kenya will captivate and inspire you, as he ventures to uncover the secrets of the fastest people on earth. Finn’s mesmerizing quest combines a fresh look at barefoot running, practical advice on the sport, and the fulfillment of a lifelong dream: to run with his heroes. Uprooting his family of five, Finn traveled to a small, chaotic town in the Rift Valley province of Kenya—a mecca for long-distance runners, thanks to its high altitude, endless paths, and some of the top training schools in the world. There Finn would run side by side with Olympic champions, young hopefuls, and barefoot schoolchildren, and meet a cast of unforgettable characters. Amid the daily challenges of training and of raising a family abroad, Finn would learn invaluable lessons about running—and about life. With a new Afterword by the author. “Not everyone gets to heaven in their lifetime. Adharanand Finn tried to run there, and succeeded. Running with the Kenyans is a great read.”—Bernd Heinrich, author of Why We Run “Part scientific study, travel memoir, and tale of self-discovery, Finn’s journey makes for a smart and entertaining read.”—Publishers Weekly “A hymn to the spirit, to the heartbreaking beauty of tenacity, to the joy of movement.”—The Plain Dealer
Waiting for Normal
Author: Leslie Connor
Publisher: Harper Collins
Addie is waiting for normal. But Addie's mom has an all-or-nothing approach to life: a food fiesta or an empty pantry, jubilation or gloom, her way or no way. All or nothing never adds up to normal. All or nothing can't bring you all to home, which is exactly where Addie longs to be, with her half sisters, every day. In spite of life's twists and turns, Addie remains optimistic. Someday, maybe, she'll find normal. Leslie Connor has created an inspiring novel about one girl's giant spirit. waiting for normal is a heartwarming gem.
Frommer's 500 Adrenaline Adventures
Author: Lois Friedland, Marc Lallanilla, Jennifer Swetzoff, Charlie O’Malley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book asks some hard questions about our changing world, and examines the policy opportunities that need to be grasped if we are to foster sustainable social foundations for the 21st century.
Man & Nature
Author: Elisee Reclus
Publisher: Jura Books
Two essays, first published in 1866, get their first English translation - 'The Impact Of Human Activity On Physical Geography' and 'Concerning The Awareness Of Nature In Modern Society.'
Author: Sylvia Funston
Publisher: Maple Tree Press
Provides information about the Leatherback turtle, and discusses the latest efforts made to protect them from extinction.
A history of UNESCO
Author: Fernando Valderrama Martínez, Fernando Valderrama
Almost fifty years in the life of UNESCO, highlighting the role it has played - through its action in the fields of education, science, culture and communication - in the transformations that have marked the second half of the twentieth century. Drawing on a wealth of archive and library material, this publication is both a valuable reference work and a source of reflection on UNESCO's ongoing mission.
Migration Without Borders
Author: Antoine Pécoud, Paul F. A. Guchteneire
Publisher: Berghahn Books
International migration is high on the public and political agenda of many countries, as the movement of people raises concerns while often eluding states attempts at regulation. In this context, the Migration Without Borders scenario challenges conventional views on the need to control and restrict migration flows and brings a fresh perspective to contemporary debates. This book explores the analytical issues raised by open borders, in terms of ethics, human rights, economic development, politics, social cohesion and welfare, and provides in-depth empirical investigations of how free movement is addressed and governed in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. By introducing and discussing the possibility of a right to mobility, it calls for an opening, not only of national borders, but also of the eyes and minds of all those interested in the future of international migration in a globalising world.
You may have wondered why some people manage to climb their way out of poverty into wealth, whereas so many others only know poverty throughout their lives.How is it possible that entire nations manage to get rich, while others remain destitute?What do you need to know and do to become rich? Take away the wealth of someone else who has it? But what about that someone: how did he acquire his wealth?When you look at the S&P 500, what makes it reach a limit, either at its highest or lowest? Would it be possible to manipulate stock prices?Why doesn't the government raise everyone's wages so that all people become rich? What is the "recipe" for wealth, after all?To answer this question, you need to know the Laws of Economics discovered by Walras.I have written this book because I believe that all people should be aware of how the Laws of Economics have the power to guide us toward prosperity by teaching us how to generate maximum wealth.In this book, I show you that the economy and the financial market have laws, as well as the laws of physics, chemistry, and mathematics. The economy and the financial market, which seem chaotic, speculative, and manipulated, are actually ruled by inescapable laws, such as the law of gravity.Get this opportunity and look inside the book.I hope this book brings wealth your way.Eloy Rodrigo Colombo, 2017
In at least 60 states, beating children with sticks, belts and other implements is still authorized in schools. This publication is a tool for those who want to prevent the widespread practice of corporal punishment by educating parents, teachers and other professionals in the alternatives for disciplining children. Based on studies undertaken in different parts of the world, it clarifies the human rights imperative and logical dictates regarding the elimination of corporal punishment. The full text of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is also included. The book details practical steps for more constructive and effective child discipline and ongoing support material for long-term change.--Publisher's description.
Author: Katherine Prior
Publisher: Creative Company
Discusses workers' rights as outlined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.