Extreme Pursuits

The inverted sublime, at its most extreme, ... In such instances, disaster/ travel writing enters the vortex of the “dark sublime” (Bell 120 extreme pursuits.

Author: Graham Huggan

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472050727

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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A provocative look at travel—both voluntary and otherwise—in an uncertain world

Curious Pursuits

It is a characteristic of the extreme Utopia, at one end, and the extreme Dystopia at the other, that neither contains any lawyers.

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748113408

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace Curious Pursuits is a collection of personal essays, book reviews and articles from the fierce, ingenious mind of Margaret Atwood, ranging from 1970 to the present. Atwood remembers moving to London as a starry-eyed teenager in 1964 and her first attempts at gardening; she discusses feminist utopias in fiction, and writes moving odes on beloved classics like Anne of Green Gables. Personal life and fiction are shelved side by side in this revealing, insightful collection of Atwood's non-fiction writing. PRAISE FOR Curious Pursuits 'A goldmine' Sunday Times 'Reminds one that Atwood is a superbly funny (as well as serious) writer; her wit is winningly relaxed and genial as well as sharp' Spectator 'The glimpses into the writing process and her reflections on identity will delight fans of her novels, who will also recognise flashes of her mordant wit' Times

Extreme Pursuit

Extreme Pursuit Alex Kingwell New York Boston Hachette Book Group supports the right to free expression and. Front Cover.

Author: Alex Kingwell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455565337

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Nicky Bosko barely remembers the mother who abandoned her twenty years ago. But when her mother's long-buried remains are discovered, the authorities suspect murder-and turn to Nicky for help. Putting her trust in the magnetic detective who wants to explore her memories of the past, Nicky is desperate to learn the truth. Cullen Fraser knows the odds against solving a case as cold as this one. Yet the brutal killing of a woman deserves justice. As he begins to unravel a web of lies, it becomes clear that Nicky is in danger and that his need to protect her goes far beyond duty. But before he can even think of a future with her, he must keep her safe from the betrayals of her past . . .

The New Field for Pastoral Agricultural Pursuits

They are elongated in form , stretching in a direction nearly north and south , with
an extreme length of about eight hundred miles , and an average width of about a
hundred and fifty . They are estimated to comprise a territory rather larger than ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105048675958


Page: 71

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Managing Sports Organizations

WWW . nascar . com The second category of tour sport includes outdoor
adventure / extreme sports . These events feature an amalgamation of
competition or contests . Some of these tour events encompass nontraditional
sports activities that ...

Author: Daniel Covell

Publisher: South-Western Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015062873651

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

View: 335


Managing Sports Organizations integrates sport industry dynamics with important management principles and concepts. Every chapter examines management principles, concepts and issues from the perspective of how to improve the performance of sport organizations. To ensure that students understand the complexity of the sport industry, each chapter features a distinct sport segment with information about the structure and characteristics of the highlighted sport segment. Managing Sports Organizations incorporates information about functional areas such as finance, marketing and legal aspects of sport industry.

Elusive Pursuits

Learning from the Legacy of Failed Intervention Aisha Ahmad Introduction For more than two decades, Somalia has been one of the most extreme cases of state ...

Author: Fen Osler Hampson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9781928096122

Category: Political Science

Page: 199

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Canada has been almost continuously involved in major international peace and security enforcement operations since the early 1990s, as part of multilateral efforts to stop wars, monitor peace, avert genocide, promote development or, occasionally, to topple dictators and even win wars. It has deployed anywhere from 1,000 to 4,000 personnel overseas annually since the Gulf War, and participated in missions in Afghanistan, Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, Libya, East Timor, Iraq and Syria. This volume looks at Canada’s role as interventionist within three broad themes: the lessons learned from interventions in Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia and Haiti; the domestic side of intervention, including Canadian foreign aid and the gender equation in military interventions; and the responsibility to protect, addressing the larger principles and patterns that influence Canada’s engagements. Elusive Pursuits: Lessons from Canada’s Interventions Abroad — the 29th volume of the influential Canada Among Nations series — examines Canada’s role in foreign military and security missions, including the country’s tendency to intervene under the auspices of international institutions. Canada is not just among nations in these efforts, but in nations on a regular basis. This book considers the longer-term impact of these interventions and draws the lessons to be learned from Canada’s past and current interventions, with the certainty that there will always be a next time. Canada Among Nations has been the premier source for critical insight into Canadian foreign policy issues since 1984. This edition continues that tradition by providing students, policy makers and practitioners with a timely compendium of expert opinion on how Canada’s past and present military and peacekeeping missions can provide guidance for engagement in the future.

Pursuits of Happiness

Its fifty - plus years of experimenting with a redistributive command economy , combined with periodic bursts of political fever , made extreme ...

Author: Gordon Mathews

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845454480

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 278

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Anthropology has long shied away from examining how human beings may lead happy and fulfilling lives. This book, however, shows that the ethnographic examination of well-being--defined as "the optimal state for an individual, a community, and a society"--and the comparison of well-being within and across societies is a new and important area for anthropological inquiry. Distinctly different in different places, but also reflecting our common humanity, well-being is intimately linked to the idea of happiness and its pursuits. Noted anthropological researchers have come together in this volume to examine well-being in a range of diverse ways and to investigate it in a range of settings: from the Peruvian Amazon, the Australian outback, and the Canadian north, to India, China, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States.

Extreme Sports

Heart-stopping. Thrills. from. the. Edge. BASE stands for 'Building, Antennae,
Span and Earth' and is one of the most extreme sports in the world. BASE
jumping Bridge Day, New River, Gorge Bridge, West Virginia, America.

Author: Top That Publishing Staff


ISBN: 1904748724


Page: 64

View: 506


Extreme Pursuit

This Bible study on the book of Romans will help you understand the book's historical context, purpose, structure, and meaning and apply its powerful, relevant wisdom to your needs and issues. * Personal study between meetings * 20 sessions ...

Author: John E. Davis

Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group

ISBN: 1600061001

Category: Religion

Page: 205

View: 449


In Romans, the Apostle Paul unfolds God's way to righteousness--how we can be reconciled to God and transformed into the people He means us to be. Sin, salvation, grace, death, and resurrection--no other biblical book illumines so many classic, life-changing truths. This Bible study on the book of Romans will help you understand the book's historical context, purpose, structure, and meaning and apply its powerful, relevant wisdom to your needs and issues. * Personal study between meetings * 20 sessions * Includes study aids and discussion questions

Country Life

Leisure time can be spent in pursuit of the arts , culture and sports , including a
challenging 18 hole golf course and of course boating , windsurfing and extreme
pursuits such as Kite Surfing for the more adventurous . - With the picturesque ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105132666087

Category: Country life


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The Pursuit of Inquiry

In this extreme moment the noble emerged in the form of an individual who appeared as a bearer of responsibility. In more prosaic terms, in our quotidian ...

Author: Jay Schulkin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791411206

Category: Philosophy

Page: 207

View: 974


In an age of over specialization, The Pursuit of Inquiry is a book that bridges the disciplines of speculative philosophy and ongoing empirical research in psychology, biology, and neuroscience.

Restrictive Policies for High Speed Police Pursuits

A clearly defined pursuit policy achieves several ends: • It gives ... or discouraging any pursuit, except in the most extreme circumstances.5 The four ...


Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1568068387


Page: 60

View: 528


Defines and analyzes the policy and liability issues raised when police conduct high-speed pursuits. Describes and compares the pursuit policies of four law enforcement agencies in New York, Florida and Arizona.

The Relentless Pursuit of Tone

Vocal training facilities such as Los Angeles's Extreme Vocals specialize in teaching these techniques. See http://www.extremevocals.com.

Author: Robert Fink

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190908010

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 995


The Relentless Pursuit of Tone: Timbre in Popular Music assembles a broad spectrum of contemporary perspectives on how "sound" functions in an equally wide array of popular music. Ranging from the twang of country banjoes and the sheen of hip-hop strings to the crunch of amplified guitars and the thump of subwoofers on the dance floor, this volume bridges the gap between timbre, our name for the purely acoustic characteristics of sound waves, and tone, an emergent musical construct that straddles the borderline between the perceptual and the political. Essays engage with the entire history of popular music as recorded sound, from the 1930s to the present day, under four large categories. "Genre" asks how sonic signatures define musical identities and publics; "Voice" considers the most naturalized musical instrument, the human voice, as racial and gendered signifier, as property or likeness, and as raw material for algorithmic perfection through software; "Instrument" tells stories of the way some iconic pop music machines-guitars, strings, synthesizers-got (or lost) their distinctive sounds; "Production" then puts it all together, asking structural questions about what happens in a recording studio, what is produced (sonic cartoons? rockist authenticity? empty space?) and what it all might mean.

The Pursuit of Human Well Being

6.2 Percentage change in rates of extreme poverty for selected developing regions, 2000 and 2012 (Data from Fig.6.3 Countries whose people smile most ...

Author: Richard J. Estes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319391014

Category: Social Science

Page: 808

View: 323


This handbook informs the reader about how much progress we, the human race, have made in enhancing the quality of life on this planet. Many skeptics focus on how the quality of life has deteriorated over the course of human history, particularly given World War II and its aftermath. This handbook provides a positive perspective on the history of well-being. Quality of life, as documented by scientists worldwide, has significantly improved. Nevertheless, one sees more improvements in well-being in some regions of the world than in others. Why? This handbook documents the progress of well-being in the various world regions as well as the differences in those regions. The broad questions that the handbook addresses include: What does well-being mean? How do different philosophical and religious traditions interpret the concept of well-being within their own context? Has well-being remained the same over different historical epochs and for different regions and subregions of the world? In which areas of human development have we been most successful in advancing individual and collective well-being? In which sectors has the attainment of well-being proven most difficult? How does well-being differ within and between different populations groups that, for a variety of socially created reasons, have been the most disadvantaged (e.g., children, the aged, women, the poor, racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities)?

Personal Project Pursuit

For an odd number of items, the mean may reflect an imbalance in extreme scores at either end of the distribution. As a result, for any odd number of items ...

Author: Brian R. Little

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781351554558

Category: Medical

Page: 462

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Personal Project Pursuit is the first book to feature Brian Little's highly respected personal projects analysis (PPA), one of the pioneering theories in contemporary personality and motivational psychology. The book examines both the internal and external dynamics of personal goals and projects and clearly demonstrates that human flourishing is enhanced when individuals are engaged in the pursuit of personal projects. The book opens with the theory and methodologies of personal projects research. The historical perspective on the development of the two dominant research perspectives from personality and developmental psychology is explored. Section II examines the internal dynamics and competing demands of goal formulation and project inception. The third part accentuates the role that social ecologies play in shaping the nature and outcomes of personal projects. These chapters highlight the importance of interpersonal relationships, organizational contexts, and the societal and cultural expectations in affecting the pursuit of personal projects. Ideas for orchestrating the environment to enhance human flourishing are explored. Section IV demonstrates how personal projects can illuminate and enhance human flourishing, from psychological well being to physical health. The book concludes with applications for enhancing human flourishing from individual counseling to public policy. Personal Project Pursuit is intended for advanced students, researchers, and practitioners in personality, social, developmental, industrial/organizational, health, environmental, clinical and counseling psychology interested in motivation and well being. An excellent supplemental text for courses on personality, motivation, positive psychology, well being, personal and life span development, the book's applied focus will appeal to counselors and rehabilitation/occupational therapists.

Planning Without Prices

... decade leads to more environmental legislation in the next and a reaction
against it in a third ; for example , the governor and the legislature see that
extreme pursuits of the environment or any particular goal is counter to the
common weal .

Author: Bernard H. Siegan


ISBN: UOM:39015011268268

Category: Compensation

Page: 191

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Papers of a conference held in San Diego, Calif., Oct. 4-6, 1975, under the joint sponsorship of the Institute for Humane Studies, Menlo Park, and the University of San Diego School of Law. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

The Pursuit of Ecotopia Lessons from Indigenous and Traditional Societies for the Human Ecology of Our Modern World

In them, we have biological essentialization of an extreme form of microeconomic theory. It is clear from the recent sociobiology literature, and from much ...

Author: E. N. Anderson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313381317

Category: Science

Page: 251

View: 604


The world environmental and social justice crises brought on by our high-throughput global economy can be ameliorated only if we adapt the pragmatic ethics of social cohesion in traditional societies to the modern world. • Includes a richly detailed, extensive bibliography on environmental problems, environmental economics, and environmental justice to encourage further research and action