Banyan trees entrance me, in part because they grow upside-down. As a sprout,
they grow skywards like any other tree. When they reach maturity, however,
shoots develop on the tree's branches, grow straight down, and burrow into the
Author: Richard D. Connerney
Publisher: Algora Publishing
Category: Social Science
When he called India a ?functioning anarchy, ? economist Kenneth Galbraith may have been thinking about Uttar Pradesh (UP), in northern India. Some Indians laughingly refer to Uttar Pradesh as a ?loser state.? Known as a home of deep poverty, incurable corruption and sticky social problems, UP is not the India that now appears regularly in The New York Times and Newsweek. This is the other India; the one that modernity has largely left behind, and this book is the result of Rick Connerney''s repeated residencies over the last 18 years in that state. Most of India''s 1.13 billion people live far from the call centers of Bangalore and Delhi and Westernized cities like Mumbai. A huge slice of humanity, 17.5% of the world''s population, is practically invisible and impenetrable to most Americans. Exploring the realities of agriculture, business, the environment, politics, the economy, marriage, language and the arts, the author introduces the real people of India. At the heart of each chapter lies an epiphany about Indian culture ? Copernican intellectual shifts, radical reverses in the way the author made sense of the environment, when the evidence seemed to support one conclusion but further experience pointed to a different answer.a"
There's a lot of hot air in the world of business. Wouldn't it be nice just to hear some common sense? That's exactly what John Timpson has got. After four decades running his family business and turning it into one of the high street's biggest success stories, he really knows what works and what doesn't. Upside Down Management shares with you all the wisdom he's accumulated in that time. From being the CEO to his trademark 'upside down management', and from breaking the rules to following your conscience, this book tells it like it is. Upside Down Management is a fantastic insider's view of what really makes a family business tick.
Jesus turned the world upside down by turning people upside down. He is still
turning people upside down through you and me. in the Beginning Man was
never meant to be separated from God. We were cre- ated to worship God and be
Author: Benny Perez
Publisher: Charisma Media
God is About to Turn Your World Upside Down!God is looking for Christians who are ready to impact the world. What will be written about you? Will your life make an impact on the course of history? Beware: it comes with a warning! Your choices, just like Adam's and Eve's always impact someone. You cannot expect this message to become a living reality unless you are willing to pay the price of total surrender to Christ.Are you willing to turn your SCHOOL around?Do you have what it takes to see your FAMILY change?Will you be bold enough to take action for your CITY to know Jesus?You have been given the choice to experience the overflowing power of God. It starts with you and extends to your family, city and nation. Are you ready to do what it takes?
Release on 2011-07-01 | by Bradley R.E. Ph.D. Wright
... to live, on average, another 10 years, to age 28.11 A study of British Royalty in
the seventeenth century found that they typically lived to 33 years, and given that
royalty had every advantage available at the time, it's reasonable 92 Upside.
Author: Bradley R.E. Ph.D. Wright
Publisher: Bethany House
Many Christians have an impending sense of doom about our country and the world. But are their fears based on reality or myth? In this book Wright examines issues of concern to Christians, including poverty, sickness, sexual morality, the environment, and the global church. Did you know that global poverty has been cut in half over the last several decades? That infant deaths have decreased dramatically in recent years? That Christianity is a growing and influential force in Asia and Africa? Maybe the world isn't in a downward spiral after all. In an age of pessimism, this book offers good news to Christian readers looking for glimpses of hope.
When wars are fought in the midst of civilian activity, as they so often are in poorer countries, the effects on children are devastating. They may grow up separated from their families, without adequate health care, or resources, learn to take up a weapon and kill without thought, or may simply never have the feeling of safety. A World Turned Upside Down looks at the experiences of children in war from a psychological perspective, specifically from a social ecologist's view, offering thoughtful observations and dispelling myths about what results from growing up in conflict situations. In contrast to individualized approaches, the volume offers a deeper conceptualization that shows the impacts of war as socially mediated. In this view, it is expected that two children exposed to the same traumatic experience (e.g., attack) may have different reactions and needs for psychosocial support. If, for example, a child were attacked but remained in the care of a mother who provided emotional support and protection, the impacts might be less than what would have occurred had the child been separated from parents and not had the mother's support. Further, psychosocial assistance to war-affected children often occurs not through the provision of therapy by outsiders but via support from insiders. Each contributor has worked extensively with children in war zones in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. They step back from viewing these children as victims of trauma, soldiers, or refugees, and reveal a holistic understanding of their experiences within their families and communities. Knowing these social connections, they argue, helps pinpoint ways of fostering well-being and even reducing further violence.
and powerful trappings of their religious system God was descending into their
world in the humblest of fashions. It's upside-down. We want God to be golden,
shiny, and illustrious. he's small, a baby, dirty, crying, and wrapped in strips of
Author: Matthew Ingalls
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Jesus' life should turn our world upside-down. His first observers, according to Luke, were routinely seized with amazement, both at the bending of physics--making the blind see and lame walk--and at the ridiculous things he did and taught. A careful look at the Jesus of the Gospels sketches a man completely out of touch with conventional thinking; a man radically devoted to living a shocking life for the sake of the broken and forgotten. In popular depictions of Jesus today he seems to be more concerned with upholding a conventional way of life than with overturning our understanding of ourselves. Jesus' life story should lead more to humble servanthood than to syncopated light shows in church or the triumph of a political candidate or a well-ordered and respectable lifestyle. The Upside Down Way is a series of devotionals drawn from the text of Luke. Each devotional is an invitation to a fresh look at the outrageous words and actions of Jesus. Author and pastor Matthew Ingalls combines rigorous historical study with a voice that is unflinchingly bold, reflective, honest, and challenging, in order to elevate Luke's ridiculous Jesus to his rightful position as the fountain of Christian faith.
rooked Path Lane is the name of the street where Mrs. Upside Down lives. Once
every summer her neighbors get together for a potluck picnic in Spoonville Park.
She had never been invited. Maybe they were afraid that she would bring ...
Author: Kathy Ellis
Publisher: Balboa Press
The story of Mrs. Upside Down is filled with both humor and joy. Children and adults who are young at heart will find both laughter and wisdom in this story.
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COME persons are not calculated to bear trouble . It blasts and blights them as
frost does the flowers . Now , though Mrs . Down could not be compared to
I like to pray upside down. Praying upside down doesn't involve swinging from
your knees on a jungle gym. It doesn't require an inversion table or a bungee
harness. In fact, it's much scarier: It's all about asking God to let you see. Truly
Author: Kelly O'Dell Stanley
When you talk to God, do you ever wonder if He really hears? Do your prayers start to feel rote or routine? Do you sometimes feel you don’t even know how to pray? Jesus is known for turning situations upside down . . . and He can do the same in your prayer life. Your perspective on prayer and faith may never be the same again when you read artist and designer Kelly O’Dell Stanley’s delightfully accessible, innovative new book Praying Upside Down. Stanley uses imagery, simple techniques, and artwork to help you see God like never before and move your prayer life away from the preconceived and expected to a new level of intimacy. Praying Upside Down offers a fresh chance to learn something new, hear an answer you didn’t anticipate, and experience God in a more real, tangible way.
and, turning her book around to face me, she remarked that I might as well read
right side up because it was all upside down to her anyway. What a twist! Despite
being deaf, I was assured an opportunity to learn to read and write as a young ...
Author: Deborah L. Wolter
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Reading Upside Down offers a paradigm shift from achievement gaps to opportunity gaps in literacy instruction. Drawing on the author's rich experiences working one-on-one with challenged readers, this book presents case studies illustrating the complexities of student learning experiences and the unique circumstances that shaped their acquisition of literacy. Wolter explores eight key factors that contribute to reading challenges in developing readers, including school readiness, the use of prescribed phonics-based programs, physical hurdles, unfamiliarity with English, and special education labeling. With a focus on the differences that educators can make for individual students, the text suggests ways to identify and address early opportunity gaps that can impact students throughout their entire educational career.
bear turned the wall clock upside down. The kids woke up the next day and saw
the wall clock. They started screaming, “Mama, mama, the wall clock is upside
down”. Mama bear and Papa bear rushed to their room. They knew the wall clock
Author: Kiran Katoch Raizada
Publisher: Notion Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Welcome to the world of intricately woven and enticing short stories. A journey where little animals and children will help you discover life, teach you values that are so fundamental into the making of a good human. The easily identifiable characters present an opportunity for the readers to rejoice in their own tribulations, fears, joys and success and to learn from them. Know how Riley learns to get organized, how the bear twins start enjoying outdoor games, how Tuktuk learns to overcome his oddities, how Mr. Scaly becomes the favorite teacher in Green Forest High and how Kate starts writing a diary. These and many more exciting stories to read over and over again with easy to do activities at home and percepts for soulful growing
To understand that you should first understand what was there in the upside
down, the other world. Just like our world, even there our souls lived for some
period of time. Even they have families and houses just like we do. Only the
Author: Vedant Bhrambhatt
Publisher: Esteem Publication
Brimming with suspense, laughter, and emotion, From The Upside Down, is an iconic book by Vedant Bhrambhatt. This book can make you laugh, will certainly make you cry. And above all will make you think, about never thought before sides of humanity! From Inside the Cover: She pulled up the sleeves off her left hand and revealed her hand to Rahul. There was a bite mark that already had turned green. Rahul can’t understand what to do, to save his life and run, or to be sad about the fact that this was the last time he was seeing her. The following week was going to be a tough one for him & for the entire human species. All this was just because of a soul who wanted to be remembered.
The National Library's collection of early Australian records, which the exhibition
The World Upside Down surveys, offers an extraordinary range of material from
which it is possible to discover the realities of Australia's foundation. The material
Publisher: National Library Australia
Category: Art colonial - Australie - Expositions
The World Upside Down: Australia 1788-1830 draws on the National Library of Australia’s collections to explore some of the many fascinating aspects of life and art in colonial Australia.
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names in the list below are consistent with those in A Field Guide to the Mammals
of Australia by Peter Menkhorst and Frank Knight, 2nd ed. (Melbourne: Oxford ...
Author: Penny Olsen
Publisher: National Library Australia
Late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Eurocentric perceptions of natural history led to the flora and fauna of the new colony of New South Wales being viewed as deficient and inferior. The swans of the colony were black and eagles white, birds built shell-strewn avenues of sticks to cavort in and parrots walked on the ground. Olsen documents how our scientific knowledge evolved, using collectors' and naturalists' journals to enhance her stories.
... we cross , and the airport runway in Fairbanks welcomes our plane from the
bush . Already cicadas sing of fall . Soon the mums will bloom , school will begin .
And I have not been North . It ' s not hard to find something — an 88 Upside
Author: Margaret B. Blackman
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Literary Collections
In the roadless Brooks Range Mountains of northern Alaska sits Anaktuvuk Pass, a small, tightly knit Nunamiut Eskimo village. Formerly nomadic hunters of caribou, the Nunamiut of Anaktuvuk now find their destiny tied to that of Alaska?s oil-rich North Slope, their lives suddenly subject to a century?s worth of innovations, from electricity and bush planes to snow machines and the Internet. Anthropologist Margaret B. Blackman has been doing summer fieldwork among the Nunamiut over a span of almost twenty years, an experience richly and movingly recounted in this book. A vivid description of the people and the life of Anaktuvuk Pass, the essays in Upside Down are also an absorbing meditation on the changes that Blackman herself underwent during her time there, most wrenchingly the illness of her husband, a fellow anthropologist, and the breakup of their marriage. Throughout, Blackman reflects in unexpected and enlightening ways on the work of anthropology and the perspective of an anthropologist evermore invested in the lives of her subjects. Whether commenting on the effect of this place and its people on her personal life or describing the impact of ?progress? on the Nunamiut?the CB radio, weekend nomadism, tourism, the Information Superhighway?her essays offer a unique and deeply evocative picture of an at once disappearing and evolving world.
... cash to Uncle Sam when she dies? I'm sitting here in my big, broad-backed
armchair, and my head's shaking back and forth saying 'No, no, no! Don't be a
fool, Rod! Don't let this occasion pass you by! 88 TERRY'S UPSIDE, by Richard
Author: Richard Bonte
When Rod Lafleur is visited one day by a distant second cousin, Teresa Roberts, he doesn't know what to think. For one thing, he hardly knows Terry, having met her only once and talked to her a couple of times on the telephone. For another, Terry has always ranted on about hair-brained schemes and pots of gold, about this or that one being greedy or not getting their fair share of the family pie: a privately-held, well-known plastic toy company in the Mid-West. Sure, Rod and his extended family have inherited twenty thousand gift shares of the Allen Company. But they have no decision-making power, and the shares are worth nothing on the open market. Terry has a new spin and the Lafleurs are willing listeners until they find out that the option contract she has is not what they thought it would be nor is Terry exactly who she claims to be. Will Rod be able to save his family from the clutches of the evil Terry and his own greedy sister-in-law? Will Rod be able to save himself?
... the second-wave feminists of the late 1960's and early 70's are themselves
working, mothers, or both, it seems both fair and prudent to assess whether that
premise was in fact predictive, or whether happiness paradoxically remains upside ...
Author: Robert L. Waring
Publisher: Robert Waring
Category: Social Science
In the early 1970's, feminism promised to remake the world for women and create a new cultural landscape where women have equality with men. But forty years later, this attempted reboot has not occurred. Only a small minority of women have ever self-identified as feminists, and women overall are less happy today. In many ways progress is now stalled. Has feminism failed, or have we been thinking wrongly about gender issues all along? Both are true. Feminism sought too little systemic change and didn't build a national consensus that it should succeed. While the upcoming book, The End of Men, helps encourage the false illusion that we've largely remedied gender inequality in America, in fact, we've barely begun. We need to rethink the effort, and on many levels start over. Upside Down draws on insights from biology, psychology, economics and political science. This book itself is a paradox. It embraces the notion of gender differences, but does not imagine the world necessarily being better if women were in charge. Rather, Upside Down proposes a dozen public policy changes that could make the world a better place, with the side effect of aiding women's advancement. The book delves into the difficult divide of partisan politics and explains how various public policies affect women, thus empowering individuals to effect change with their energies, their money and their votes. To set the stage for a new direction, the book relies on peer reviewed, scientific studies to describe eleven gender paradoxes – circumstances that based on feminism's goals shouldn't have happened, but did. Each of these paradoxes helps explain the causes of women's continuing inequality in society, illuminates the harms, and suggests solutions. Did you know that as societies are becoming more egalitarian and behavior and opportunity are less constrained by gender, personality differences between men and women are becoming greater and increasing advantages men have in attaining power and wealth? This runs completely counter to the feminist view that such differences are purely cultural. It has huge implications for women's competitiveness. Did you know that women in the U.S. are less happy today than they were forty years ago? And that by many measures, women's progress in business and government – which should be steadily improving – has completely stalled in the 21st Century? Even more disturbing is research showing that in many workplace settings, women discriminate against women more than men do. Based on eleven years of meticulous research, Upside Down is filled with other surprising facts to support its conclusions. For example, did you know that mothers-to-be who skip breakfast are more likely to have daughters than those who don't? Even more curious is the way this explains why women are less prone to violence than men. And on the topic of violence, many people are aware of the role played by testosterone, but did you know that a single dose often makes women more egocentric, less trusting and less collaborative? The book's proposals would increase women's access to opportunity, influence and power. For example, part time careers should be available to all, in every field – family responsibilities are too big a counterweight to a full time career for many. Changing hearts and minds about gender issues will require advertising and public relations campaigns. Adopting the policies of countries where women have greater influence could help women gain influence in government here. The book's unique formula for gender quotas in state legislatures also could accelerate change. Upside Down charts a course for feminism to regain relevance and create real gender equality. This Deluxe Edition gives readers access to original research papers on a wide range of gender issues. The endnotes contain hundreds of web links to academic journal articles and newspapers stories.
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walked into the.
Author: Mary Jane Miller
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Sometimes the only thing you can count on is change. Nothing’s been the same since Sara’s father died a year ago. Her brother Jon who used to be fun is turning into a bossy, boring grown-up who tries to act like he’s her dad. She’s got the worst teacher in sixth grade. Millie her best friend is not in her class. Awful Adam Quigley is! That means, he’ll chase and torment her for another year. Could it get any worse? Yes! Worst of all, her mom is dating Adam’s father, Dr. Quigley, their new dentist. Barbecues and baseball games with Adam and his family especially his sister Laurel are hardly Sara’s idea of fun. She’s got to stop her mother’s romance. Will Sara go through with her plans? Or will she find the Courage to accept the changes in her life?
What happens when the financial world turns upside down? That is, it has a
major extinction event. One that goes way beyond normal cycles, creating an
environment so different that it leaves every system and agent stuck in their past
Author: Ward Smith
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Bible is said to be the book that created our world. Half the population of our world believes in the God of Abraham. More than a quarter is Christian, for whom the Old and New Testament are the word of God. Christians believe in God as the creator, but emphasis on the Bible has eclipsed the message of creation. The human mind is the most complex living system in our world and the source of all ideas about how the world, creation, works. This book suggests that the word of God, the Bible, and the works of God, creation, should be congruent. The work of God is the changing environment in which the word of God is interpreted. Upside Down considers a Christian belief, consistent with Gods word and his works.