Download and read online The Border Is Burning in PDF and EPUB Loners, families, fathers, wives—anyone who lives on the border between Mexico and the United States also lives on a border of violence and complexity. Here a master of Chicano noir explores that world in lean and haunting stories that you will never forget.
Download and read online Brightly Burning in PDF and EPUB Lavan Chitward is a very unhappy young man; pulled away from his country home by his parents' ambitions and resettled in the big city of Haven, he is desperately lonely, bullied and beaten at school, ignored by his parents. It is not surprising that he falls ill -- but his illness is the first manifestation of a terrible power, the Gift of the Firestorm, a power which can and does kill. If controlled, the Gift of the Firestorm can save Valdemar, but if it is uncontrolled, it will destroy the country -- and him. Chosen by the Companion Kalira, brought into the ranks of the Heralds of Valdemar, Lavan finds acceptance and hope for the first time. But war with Karse threatens to engulf the Kingdom and only Lavan Firestorm stands between Valdemar and destruction -- and only then if he can harness his dreadful power to his will.
Download and read online Both Sides of the Border in PDF and EPUB The Mexican -- United States border represents much more than the meeting place of two nations. Our border communities are often a line of first defense -- absorbing the complex economic, environmental and social impacts of globalization that ripple through the region. In many ways, our success or failure in finding solutions for the environmental, social and economic issues that plague the region may well define our ability to meet similar challenges thousands of miles from the border zone. Border residents face the environmental security concerns posed by water scarcity and transboundary air pollution; the planning and infrastructure needs of an exploding population; the debilitating effects of inadequate sanitary and health facilities; and the crippling cycle of widespread poverty. Yet, with its manifold problems, the border area remains an area of great dynamism and hope -- a multicultural laboratory of experimentation and grass-roots problem-solving. Indeed, as North America moves towards a more integrated economy, citizen action at the local level is pushing governments to adapt to the driving forces in the border area by creating new institutional arrangements and improving old ones. If there is one defining feature of this ground-up push for more responsive transboundary policies and institutions, it is a departure from the closed, formalistic models of the past to a more open, transparent and participatory model of international interaction.
Download and read online The Burning Range in PDF and EPUB For a gambler caught in a land war, the stakes are life and death in this Ralph Compton western. A plague of brutal killings has descended on the town of Green Meadow, Oklahoma. At the scene of every grisly murder, a threatening message reads simply: GET OUT. A mysterious villain known only as the Fat Man is causing a ton of trouble. He wants the town—or rather the black gold flowing beneath it—and he’s willing to wipe out every man, woman, and child to get it. Only two men stand in his way—seedy gambler Chauncey Drake and scrappy Pinkerton agent Reuben Withers. Against all odds, these underdogs will need to force-feed the Fat Man a steady diet of hot lead—or Green Meadow will flow red before it flows black… More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print! From the Paperback edition.
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Download and read online Land Cover and Land Use Changes in Eastern Europe after the Collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 in PDF and EPUB This work analyzes the effects of one of the most dramatic changes of entire societies that the world has ever witnessed. It explores the collapse of socialist governance and management systems on land cover and land use in various parts of Eastern Europe. As readers will discover, this involved rapid and unprecedented changes such as widespread agricultural abandonment. Changes in the countries of the former Soviet block, former Soviet Union republics, and European Russia are compared and contrasted. Contributing authors cover topics such as the carbon cycle and the environment, effects of institutional changes on urban centers and agriculture, as well as changes in wildlife populations. The volume includes analysis of the drivers of agricultural land abandonment, forest changes in Black Sea region, an extreme drought event of 2010, impacts of fires on air quality and other land-cover/land-use issues in Eastern Europe. Satellite data used were mostly from optical sensors including night lights observations, with both coarse and medium spatial resolution. Ultimately, this work highlights the importance of understanding socioeconomic shocks: that is, those brief periods during which societies change rapidly resulting in significant impact on land use and the environment. Thus it shows that change is often abrupt rather than gradual and thereby much harder to predict. This book is a truly international and interdisciplinary effort, written by a team of scientists from the USA, Europe, and Russia. It will be of interest to a broad range of scientists at all levels within natural and social sciences, including those studying recent and ongoing changes in Europe. In particular, it will appeal to geographers, environmental scientists, remote sensing specialists, social scientists and agricultural scientists.
Download and read online Burning Center Porous Borders in PDF and EPUB Burning Center, Porous Borders articulates what the church is and is called to be about in the world, a world now globalized to the point that the local is lived globally and the global is lived locally. The church must respond creatively and prophetically to the challenges-economic disparity, war and terrorism, diaspora, ecological threat, health crisis, religious diversity, and so on-posed by our highly globalized world. It can do so only if the church's spiritual center burns mightily. Conversely, it can burn mightily in the spirit of Christ only if its borders are porous and allows the fresh air/spirit of change to blow in and out. While there is much rhetoric about change, the most common response to change is to continue doing business as usual. This is particularly the case in the face of perceived global threats. In spite of the hoopla and euphoria of the global village, walls of division and exclusion are rising, hearts are constricting, and moral imagination shrinking. In response to this context, Burning Center, Porous Borders proposes alternative ways or images of being a church: burning center and porous borders, wall-buster and bridge-builder, translocal (glocal), mending-healer, radical hospitality, community of the earth-spirit, household of life abundant, dialogians of life, and community of hope. In Burning Center, Porous Borders congregational vitality and progressive praxis kiss and embrace!
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Download and read online Living on the Border in PDF and EPUB This book centres on the problem of psychosis, understood from a psychoanalytic perspective, as it manifests itself in different contexts and different levels of organisation: from the individual psychoanalytic session, through work with couples, groups and institutions and wider levels of social organisation. Beginning with a discussion of the psychoanalytic approach to psychosis centring on the work of Freud, Klein and the Post-Kleinians, it goes on to cover individual, couple and group therapy with psychotic patients. It draws on clinical material and theoretical discussion to explore the links between psychotic processes on different levels. This work is aimed at different professionals working within the psychodynamic frame of reference: individual psychotherapists, couple and family and group psychotherapists; organisational consultants and trainees in different therapies. As well as this it will be a useful resource to nurses, doctors and social workers who work with very disturbed patients and wish to learn about psychotic processes.
Download and read online Lawrence Burning in PDF and EPUB In 1902, Richard Corbin is a veteran of the guerilla warfare on the Missouri-Kansas border during the Civil War. Hes traveling to a reunion of Quantrills Raiders. Lawrence Burning is the story of his memory of life on the border during the bloodiest period in American history: Bloody Kansas and the Civil War. From the Virginia slave rebellion of 1831 led by Nat Turner, through the Mormon troubles in northwest Missouri in the 1830s, to the Bloody Kansas period of the 1850s, and, finally, to the destruction of Lawrence, Kansas, in 1863 by Confederate guerrillas led by William Quantrill, Lawrence Burning is a broad depiction of the difficulties of life in Kansas and Missouri in the mid-nineteenth century.
Download and read online The Border Exploits Or a Historical Detail of Events Relative to the Borders of England and Scotland from the Reign of Malcolm II to the Rebellion in 1745 Embellished with Engravings Second Edition in PDF and EPUB
Download and read online The Time of the Burning Sun in PDF and EPUB The Six Day Israel-Arab War of 1967 was not a war of aggression. From the perspective of International Law, Israel did not invade Palestine, which had been illegally overrun by the Egyptian and Jordanian armies in 1948. Many of the Palestinian Arabs welcomed Israel's victory over the harsh occupants of their land, and rejoiced in the aura of hope, respect and dignity that Israel's Jews offered them. The intense war had produced very few civilian casualties and little damage to civilian property. An era of peace and coexistence was at hand. Jews and Arabs intermingled freely, shopping for bargains in each other's territory. The Israeli cabinet was making plans to give back the captured territories to the Arabs . . . And then, twelve weeks later, the Arab states met in conclave in Khartoum and issued three no's, three vows: No peace with Israel, no negotiations with Israel, no recognition of Israel. Now, 37 years later, the peace that might have been has turned into a murderous and unending war, escalating in intensity by the week. Michael Bernet, a journalist, listened to participants and survivors of the war, Jews and Arabs, soldiers and civilians, clerics and kibbutzniks, at every social level. This is a brilliant account of the war, of the mixture of fears and hopes and anguish experienced by the ordinary man and woman, and the peace that almost was. First published by the New American Library in 1968, this new reprint includes an added preface and an added epilogue to bring it up to date, together with maps, a glossary and a list of characters.
Download and read online Midnight on the Line in PDF and EPUB A probing, ground-level investigation of illegal immigration and the people on both sides of the battle to secure the U.S.–Mexico border With illegal immigration burning as a contentious issue in American politics, Reuters reporter Tim Gaynor went into the underbelly of the border and to the heart of illegal immigration: along the 45-mile trek down the illegal alien "superhighway." Through scorpion-strewn trails with Mexican migrants and drug smugglers, he met up with a legendary group of Native American trackers called the Shadow Wolves, and traveled through the extensive network of tunnels, including the "Great Tunnel" from Tijuana to Otay Mesa, California. Along the way, Gaynor also meets Minutemen and exposes corruption among the Border Patrol agents who exchange sex or money for helping smugglers. The issue of illegal immigration has a complexity beyond any of the political rhetoric. Combining top-notch investigative journalism with a narrative style that delves into the human condition, Gaynor reveals the day-to-day realities on both sides of "the line."
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