Water in the Wilderness: Living Landscapes and Traditional Peoples of Pakistan
The book aims at highlighting the seamless beauty, culture, flora and fauna of Pakistan. The central message of Water in the Wilderness is that economic growth, with its zeal for modern transformation, may cause the loss of ancient and fragile fusions that form the people and nature of Pakistan - a region at the crossroads of civilization. Beyond the central plains of the River Indus there are places in Pakistan on which little is known or written. Fragile freshwater areas of lakes, saltpans and rivers are where nature and people live as they have for centuries in unbroken continuum. While modern outlooks fail to recognize their value, these places remain unique hybrids of the East and the West that are hallmarks of Pakistan. Using unpublished scientific findings, firsthand travel, and English language historical accounts, the book takes the general reader close to rare destinations. New scientific information commonly relegated to specialists is woven into the text to deepen insight into geography, wildlife and culture of Pakistan. Local attempts to understand and shape the future are brought into focus, through four years of extensive field trips, as entire landscapes and cultural identities are transformed. Imaginatively written text is accompanied by art quality photographs exclusively commissioned to illustrate the storyline. A special feature of the book, are essays written by scholars from neighbouring countries that highlight the remarkable similarities from across borders. The chapters are organized around three sections: Makran Coast; Central Deserts; and the Northern Mountains of Pakistan. Each chapter tells its own story around a particular region on which little has been written or known. For example, Hingol in the Makran Coast, that contains Hinglaj, an ancient Hindu nature temple where Hindus and Muslims congregate; Lungh an ox-bow lake in the old bed of the Indus, a favoured staging site for thousands of migratory birds; and the breathtaking Deosai plateau in the northern areas, one of the largest plateaus in the world. An essay from Siberia tells the story of Katerina, an endangered species of stork, whose radio tracker shows how, if she made her safe passage to Lungh, she would not have been shot on the banks of the Indus in the tribal areas.Readmore …
L'affaire de la maladie de Lyme : Une enquête
Transmise surtout par les tiques, la maladie de Lyme est une pathologie a evolution lente qui affecte les articulations, le cerveau, le coeur, les systemes immunitaire et hormonal... Mais aujourd'hui elle represente aussi un scandale sanitaire et politique d'une exceptionnelle gravite. Alors qu'elle se repand dans le monde a toute allure, les autorites francaises restent dans le deni. Le manque de formation sur Lyme de la majorite des medecins entraine d'innombrables erreurs de diagnostic et de traitement : les malades vivent alors un enfer. Et les rares medecins qui les identifient et les soignent de facon performante font l'objet de represailles effarantes. Tour d'horizon documente sur cette maladie, cet ouvrage donne egalement les cles pour une prevention efficace et les bons reflexes a adopter en cas de contamination.Readmore …
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Imperfect: (Imperfect Duet Book 1) (English Edition)
From USA Today bestselling author W Winters comes an emotionally gripping romantic suspense.
It’s been a long time since I’ve looked at a man and wanted something more.
Even longer since one has looked at me with a gaze that I couldn’t tear my eyes from.
One look and I was tempted; one taste and I was addicted.
No one is perfect, but that’s how it felt to be in his arms.
I started to think everything was going to be alright. That life had finally put the pieces of my broken heart back together.
Fate may have brought us together, it’s a pretty little thought my poetic mind had.
But there’s no doubt that the sins of his past would tear us apart.
“Reading this book leaves you with raw feelings and can break your heart. A very intense love story packed in one single book.” Andrea, early review
MARVEL - Ultimate Stickers Super Combats
Marvel Ultimate Sticker Book contient plus de 250 stickers repositionnables A coller sur des doubles pages illustrees des decors tires des bandes dessinees Marvel.Readmore …
"Gangsta Teacher" (English Edition)
Gangsta Teacher is a 28 year journey of teaching in the inner city high schools whose environment and culture was saturated with violence, gangs, drugs and community apathy in attacking and resolving the destruction of thousands of young people caught up in the cycle of destructive behaviors and outcomes as a result of involvement in these influences. It also sheds light on God's intervention and advice on reversing the curse that plagues our communities around the world.Readmore …
Saintes ou pouliches : L'éducation des jeunes filles au xixe siècle
R150191198. SAINTES OU POULICHES- L EDUCATION DES JEUNES FILLES AU XIXe SIECLE. 1985. In-8. Broché. Bon état, Couv. convenable, Dos satisfaisant, Intérieur frais. 351 pages- quelques annotations au stylo bleu et crayon à papier sur la page de tite. . . . Classification Dewey : 370-EducationReadmore …