An Act to Incorporate the City of Manila: Anonymous, United States. Philippine Commission
We see nonviolent resistance all over todays world, from Egypts Tahrir Square to New York Occupy. Although we think of the last century as one marked by wars and violent conflict, in fact it was just as much a century of nonviolence as the achievements of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. and peaceful protests like the one that removed Ferdinand Marcos from the Philippines clearly demonstrate. But what is nonviolence? What makes a campaign a nonviolent one, and how does it work? What values does it incorporate? In this unique study, Todd May, a philosopher who has himself participated in campaigns of nonviolent resistance, offers the first extended philosophical reflection on the particular and compelling political phenomenon of nonviolence. Drawing on both historical and contemporary examples, he examines the concept and objectives of nonviolence, and considers the different dynamics of nonviolence, from moral jiu-jitsu to nonviolent coercion. May goes on to explore the values that infuse nonviolent activity, especially the respect for dignity and the presupposition of equality, before taking a close-up look at the role of nonviolence in todays world. Students of politics, peace studies, and philosophy, political activists, and those interested in the shape of current politics will find this book an invaluable source for understanding one of the most prevalent, but least reflected upon, political approaches of our world. Todd May is Class of 1941 Memorial Professor of Philosophy at Clemson University
Parenting practices vary widely between countries and cultures. For example, in countries such as the Philippines, breastfeeding after one year is common, and parents can make their own decision about what is right for their family. In Korea, babies eat a variety of spices and flavors, helping them develop a diverse palate and healthy eating habits. And in Italy, parents prevent separation anxiety by taking their babies to markets, restaurants, and churches and passing them around from person to person. Feed the Baby Hummus teaches parents to confidently incorporate various multicultural practices into their own caretaking plan. Pediatrician Lisa Lewis offers the wisdom and proven caretaking practices of the cultures of the world, drawn from her own training, research, travel, and clinical experience. Although certain standards of care must exist for babies to thrive and be happy, Feed the Baby Hummus offers a variety of cross-cultural parenting information and baby care guidance from a trusted source. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristine M. Bowen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107358de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Coconut oil has been used for thousands of years. Around the globe, many people are using coconut oil as their preferred hair oil because of all of the benefits. By utilizing this natural oil, you are able to restore, renew, and regenerate your hair. It´s not only sweet smelling, but it is also loaded with a variety of different vitamins and minerals. Coconut oil has become extremely popular in coastal areas of the world, particularly the Caribbean, the Philippines, the Indian subcontinent, and many other locations. Coconut oil has also been used in other products, not limited to hair. This includes cosmetic products, soaps, creams, and much more. There are even many countries that use coconut oil to prepare food. As you learn about the benefits of coconut oil, you will want to utilize the oil within your own hair as a way of improving its texture and overall appearance. Throughout this book, you will learn how to use it, what the benefits are, and even learn about some home recipes that you can create with coconut oil to improve your hair even further. By the end of this book, you will want to incorporate coconut oil into your daily regime so that you can experience all of the benefits for yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janelle Tedesco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052546de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: Tropical land use changes, predominantly the clearing of tropical rain and monsoon forests, have long been recognized as a trend with dramatic consequences. FAO estimated the global loss of rain forest area at 0.6 to 0.9 % per annum in 1993. Most of it can be attributed to the conversion of forest lands to agricultural areas. In Southeast Asia, two countries have suffered from this phenomenon more than any other nations: the Philippines and Thailand. Between 1961 and 1975, the forest reserves of Thailand have been reduced from 57 % to 37 % of the total area, while at the same time the area put to agricultural use has almost doubled. Only a small part of that process was due to organized resettlement programmes; to an overwhelming extent the deforestation has been performed illegally by spontaneous activities of the rural population. The share of forests further declined to 28.9 % in 1998, at a current rate of -0.7 % per year, meaning that Thailands forest cover has roughly halved since 1960. The author of this thesis stayed as a visiting researcher at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), immediately north of Bangkok, for 6 months from November 2000 until April 2001. The AIT is a small international university for graduate studies with students and teachers from more than 40 countries. The core institution for this scientific cooperation was the Asian Center for Research on Remote Sensing (ACRoRS) of the AITs School of Advanced Technologies (SAT). Field work in Northeast Thailand was carried out in two legs in February and April 2001. As an underlying principle of this study, it was attempted to incorporate problems from the realms of social as well as physical geography, i.e. to maintain a balance between questions of applied geography (regional studies) and remote sensing. This also means that no special focus was put on advanced RS methodology such as the development of new image processing techniques; the study is rather based on a somewhat holistic approach, joining aspects from many different fields of science as diverse as geology, geomorphology, climatology, agriculture and agricultural economics, sociology, ethnology, politics, and spatial planning. Accordingly, the basic objectives were: - to give a geographical description/characterization of the Northeastern Region of Thailand in terms of its physical properties as well as its social and economical peculiarities. - to try a quantification of forest [...]