Business & Economics

Losing Paradise

Author: Paul G. Irwin

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Discusses the dangerous consequences of destroying aspects of the ecosystem and the actions necessary to avoid devastation of the environment, including such suggestions as the return to a self-sustaining agricultural system.

Losing Paradise

Author: Tammo Steenhuis

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Science

Page: 234

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Taking a uniquely interdisciplinary view of the Eastern Mediterranean region's water problems, this book considers some of the technical and regulatory solutions being proposed or implemented to solve the difficulties of diminished or polluted water supplies. Stressing the importance of traditional and historical cultural understanding in addressing the water crisis, the authors demonstrate that what is required is an integrated legal, social and scientific management system appropriate to each country's stage of development and their cultural heritage. Using case studies from Lebanon, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Greece, Jordan and Cyprus, the authors focus on the urgency of the present crisis faced by each country and the need for cooperation. The suggested solutions also serve as a paradigm for the rest of the world as it faces similar issues of water shortage.

Lost Paradise

Author: Tara Fox Hall




Page: 218

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While the vampire Devlin rejoices at news of his impending progeny with Sar, werecougar Theo braces for more challenges to his Ranked title, content that after Sarelle has the dhamphir child Devlin will be out of their lives forever. Yet when The Lust reappears, Sar's world again turns upside down as old hatreds make themselves known, resulting in a steamy affair with the weresnake Lash, a new friendship with the werecoyote Serena, and the severing of Sar from the last remains of her old human life in favor of a new Paradise with Devlin.

Adam Speaks: How I Lost Paradise

Author: Adam Pro

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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Adam speaks The story of Adam and Eve is known throughout the world. It is a tale passed down through the beginning of humanity that is believed by Christians, Jews and Muslims alike. There isn’t much to it other than the creation of man and woman and the loss of paradise attributed to their disobedience in biting an apple from a forbidden tree. This book gives a detailed portrayal of the familiar story from the perspective of Adam. It tells of the relationship Adam had with God before and after Eve was created and before and after the fall as well. As a consequence to Adam’s sin he is doomed to live many lives to witness the effect it has on mankind throughout history to the present day. Adam narrates significant events of history such as the fall of Satan, the first murder, the great flood and the origins of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim nations. Along the way he explains mysteries like creation, evolution, giants, dinosaurs, reincarnation and the spiritual laws that control the universe. As Adam tells his story he produces a scathing diatribe directed at organized religion with the passion only the one and only original man can muster. This story is thought provoking and entertaining and should appeal to fans of fiction and non fiction, believers, non believers and lovers of philosophy.


Author: Lynda Criswell



Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Would you like to take a two month visit to Haiti? This book was written from Milot, Haiti, where the author was asked to set up a Vocational Sewing School under the authority of Good Shepherd Ministry. You may be surprised or shocked at some of her experiences, but you will also see her love of the people. Join her in this adventure.
Social Science

Lost Paradise

Author: Kathy Marks

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 833

Pitcairn Island -- remote and wild in the South Pacific, a place of towering cliffs and lashing surf -- is home to descendants of Fletcher Christian and the Mutiny on the Bounty crew, who fled there with a group of Tahitian maidens after deposing their captain, William Bligh, and seizing his ship in 1789. Shrouded in myth, the island was idealized by outsiders, who considered it a tropical Shangri-La. But as the world was to discover two centuries after the mutiny, it was also a place of sinister secrets. In this riveting account, Kathy Marks tells the disturbing saga and asks profound questions about human behavior. In 2000, police descended on the British territory -- a lump of volcanic rock hundreds of miles from the nearest inhabited land -- to investigate an allegation of rape of a fifteen-year-old girl. They found themselves speaking to dozens of women and uncovering a trail of child abuse dating back at least three generations. Scarcely a Pitcairn man was untainted by the allegations, it seemed, and barely a girl growing up on the island, home to just forty-seven people, had escaped. Yet most islanders, including the victims' mothers, feigned ignorance or claimed it was South Pacific "culture" -- the Pitcairn "way of life." The ensuing trials would tear the close-knit, interrelated community apart, for every family contained an offender or a victim -- often both. The very future of the island, dependent on its men and their prowess in the longboats, appeared at risk. The islanders were resentful toward British authorities, whom they regarded as colonialists, and the newly arrived newspeople, who asked nettlesome questions and whose daily dispatches were closely scrutinized on the Internet. The court case commanded worldwide attention. And as a succession of men passed through Pitcairn's makeshift courtroom, disturbing questions surfaced. How had the abuse remained hidden so long? Was it inevitable in such a place? Was Pitcairn a real-life Lord of the Flies? One of only six journalists to cover the trials, Marks lived on Pitcairn for six weeks, with the accused men as her neighbors. She depicts, vividly, the attractions and everyday difficulties of living on a remote tropical island. Moreover, outside court, she had daily encounters with the islanders, not all of them civil, and observed firsthand how the tiny, claustrophobic community ticked: the gossip, the feuding, the claustrophobic intimacy -- and the power dynamics that had allowed the abuse to flourish. Marks followed the legal and human saga through to its recent conclusion. She uncovers a society gone badly astray, leaving lives shattered and codes broken: a paradise truly lost.

The Scramble for the Amazon and the "Lost Paradise" of Euclides da Cunha

Author: Susanna B. Hecht

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: History

Page: 600

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The fortunes of the late nineteenth century’s imperial and industrial powers depended on a single raw material—rubber—with only one source: the Amazon basin. And so began the scramble for the Amazon—a decades-long conflict that found Britain, France, Belgium, and the United States fighting with and against the new nations of Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil for the forest’s riches. In the midst of this struggle, Euclides da Cunha, engineer, journalist, geographer, political theorist, and one of Brazil’s most celebrated writers, led a survey expedition to the farthest reaches of the river, among the world’s most valuable, dangerous, and little-known landscapes. The Scramble for the Amazon tells the story of da Cunha’s terrifying journey, the unfinished novel born from it, and the global strife that formed the backdrop for both. Haunted by his broken marriage, da Cunha trekked through a beautiful region thrown into chaos by guerrilla warfare, starving migrants, and native slavery. All the while, he worked on his masterpiece, a nationalist synthesis of geography, philosophy, biology, and journalism he named the Lost Paradise. Da Cunha intended his epic to unveil the Amazon’s explorers, spies, natives, and brutal geopolitics, but, as Susanna B. Hecht recounts, he never completed it—his wife’s lover shot him dead upon his return. At once the biography of an extraordinary writer, a masterly chronicle of the social, political, and environmental history of the Amazon, and a superb translation of the remaining pieces of da Cunha’s project, The Scramble for the Amazon is a work of thrilling intellectual ambition.
Literary Criticism

The Myth of the Lost Paradise in the Novels of Jacques Poulin

Author: Paul Socken

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 126

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Socken analyzes the shape and direction of Poulin's creation narratives as they evolve in the novels and demonstrates their presence from the earliest quasi-political Un cheval pour mon royaume to the highly introspective Le Vieux Chagrin. The novels move from an outer-directed concept of the lost paradise as a state to be attained beyond the self to a sense of the lost paradise as the kingdom within, achievable first on the individual level as self-knowledge and only afterwards on the social level. Poulin introduces the theme of the soul and his personal concept of it, as the soul for him is proof of the inner life that embodies the qualities of tranquility and tenderness associated with the lost paradise. Lost paradise literature is universal and timeless. Poulin's portrayal is placed in historical context so that his contribution to the genre can be fully appreciated. Referring to studies by such critics as Mircea Eliade, Northrop Frye, Jerome S. Bruner, and Jack J.

Lost Paradise

Author: P X Duke

Publisher: P X Duke


Category: Fiction

Page: 25

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Jim and Allie end up investigating a double homicide while vacationing on an island resort paradise owned by a venture capitalist Jim once cleared of a murder charge. Keywords pulp hard boiled dark gritty police automatic pistol gun detective noir fiction best selling thrillers novels secret fugitive ops murder mag clip ak 47 action adventure intrigue mystery suspense books novel series vigilante justice revenge vengeful

The Lost Paradise

Author: Janice F. Keilholtz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Poetry

Page: 60

View: 397

Way back when, in 1963 and then again in 1969, two baby girls were born to Janice (Keilholtz) Landis and Wesley Landis. While raising the two of us, they attempted to teach us many life lessons. One of the more important ones being trust! The others being love and respect and so on. Janice and Wes truly loved, respected, and trusted each other. My sister and I witnessed this on a daily basis while growing up. Anyone who knew or met them could see it right away. However, I didn’t know that the true lessons of love, respect, and most of all trust were taught to us more not in life but in death. The death of our mother, Janice (Keilholtz) Landis. Now when Mom was alive, she had a box. It was her box. My sister and I had no knowledge of this box. Dad knew of the box but not of the contents! Mom had told him, “This is my box, and you don’t look in it!” And you know, he ever did! That is until she passed away. Then when he was cleaning out a closet, he came across the box. When he opened it, he discovered scrapbooks she had put together. In one of them, he found several poems she had written, one of which was all the way back when she was in sixth grade. She kept all of these a secret! We had no idea she had written any of them. She loved, respected, but most of all trusted our dad to not look in the box, and he never did until her death. As we read through them, we found they were too beautiful to be kept a secret anymore and wanted to share them with everyone. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do! —Wesley Landis, Leann (Landis) Weaver, and Jennifer (Landis) Wootten