Download E-books Insular Toponymies: Place-naming on Norfolk Island, South Pacific and Dudley Peninsula, Kangaroo Island (Culture and Language Use) by Nash, Joshua (2013) Hardcover PDF

By Joshua Nash

How do humans identify locations on islands? Is toponymy in small island groups tormented by levels of connection to greater neighbours corresponding to a mainland? Are island (contact) languages and mainland languages various in how they're utilized in naming areas? How do we conceptualise the human-human interface within the fieldwork scenario whilst gathering placenames on islands? This publication deals solutions proper to toponymists, linguists, island experiences students, and anthropologists. It specializes in island environments inside of Australia – Norfolk Island, South Pacific and Dudley Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, South Australia – and places ahead a couple of novel findings suitable to Australian linguistics and the linguistics and toponymy of islands at any place.

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Download E-books A Tour on the Prairies (The Western Frontier Library Series) PDF

By Washington Irving

In 1832, Washington Irving, lately again from seventeen years’ place of abode in a foreign country and wanting to discover his personal state, launched into an excursion to the rustic west of Arkansas put aside for the Indians. A travel at the Prairies is his soaking up account of that trip, which prolonged from fortress Gibson to the go Timbers in what's now Oklahoma. First released in 1835, it has remained a perennial favourite, keeping its unique freshness, power, and vividness to this day.

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Download E-books Born Again: Evangelicalism in Korea PDF

Born back is the 1st ebook in a Western language to think about the creation, improvement, and personality of evangelicalism in Korea--from its humble beginnings on the finish of the 19th century to claiming one out of each 5 South Koreans as an adherent on the finish of the 20 th. during this considerate and thorough examine, Timothy S. Lee argues that the exceptional upward thrust of this actual species of Christianity could be attributed to numerous components. As a faith of salvation, evangelicalism appealed powerfully to multitudes of Koreans, arriving at a time whilst the rustic used to be engulfed in unheard of crises that discredited confirmed social constructions and standard attitudes. Evangelicalism attracted and empowered Koreans through delivering them a extra compelling worldview and a extra significant foundation for organization. one other issue is evangelicalism's optimistic connection to Korean nationalism and South Korean anticommunism. It shared within the aspirations and hardships of Koreans through the eastern career and used to be legitimated back in the course of and after the Korean clash as South Koreans skilled the trauma of the conflict. both vital have been evangelicals' relentless proselytization efforts through the 20th century. Lee explores the ideals and practices that experience turn into the hallmarks of Korean evangelicalism: kibok (this-worldly blessing), saebyōk kido (daybreak prayer), and kūmsik kido (fasting prayer). He concludes that Korean evangelicalism is distinguishable from other kinds of evangelicalism through its intensely sensible and devotional bent. He unearths how, after an extended interval of notable enlargement, together with the enormous campaigns of the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties that drew hundreds of thousands to its revivals, the Nineties was once a decade of ambiguity for the religion.

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Download E-books Moon Virginia: Including Washington DC (Moon Handbooks) PDF

Area local and present Virginia resident Michaela Riva Gaaserud covers the easiest of the previous Dominion, from getting a few solar on Colonial seashore to seeing the Beauregard Civil conflict Cemetery. With unique journey principles for various pursuits, in addition to entire insurance of the area’s top points of interest, this guidebook is definitely the right addition to any journey. entire with info on traveling Colonial Williamsburg, looking at the wild horses run on Chincoteague Island, and climbing the Appalachian path, Moon Virginia offers tourists the instruments they should create a extra own and remarkable experience.

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Download E-books First Lone Star State: A Texas Brag Book PDF

Bragging is a long-cherished culture within the Lone celebrity nation. however the truth is Texas does have extra distinctive humans, areas, occasions, innovations, and items - the 1st, greatest, or simply consultant in their sort - than the other country within the Union.

TEXAS can boast of: the tallest capitol development (seven toes taller than the Washington capitol, the largest country reasonable, tallest ferris wheel (Dallas), the 1st air-conditioned domed stadium (Houston), the 1st U.S. Air Base (San Antonio), the main Dairy Queens, and masses extra!

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Download E-books An Ecosystem Approach to Sustainable Agriculture: Energy Use Efficiency in the American South (Environmental Challenges and Solutions) PDF

By Carl F. Jordan

This ebook provides utilized instruments and practices for sustainable agriculture. It info classes discovered from the Southeastern united states, which might be utilized around the world. All ideas are strengthened by means of a number of case reviews, utilized instruments, and examples.

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Download E-books South Africa: Designing New Political Institutions PDF

The Republic of South Africa (RSA) held its first absolutely democratic elections in April 1994. They have been a hugely seen sign that the RSA is absolutely relocating from the period of apartheid in the direction of a democratic constitutional kingdom. the method is an archetypal case of a negotiated transition of a regime, and as such it's of serious curiosity to scholars of constitutional mechanisms.

The members to this publication, prime South African political scientists, talk about the method, the problems and the achievements within the transformation of the RSA's political and felony associations. They tackle numerous points of constitutional layout and their interactions with social forces. They research the hot structure, the jobs of president and government, the electoral, occasion and parliamentary structures, and the Constitutional court docket. they appear on the public provider, at questions of labour and corporatism, on the RSA's altering exterior family and on the place of the militia. the hot government's Reconstruction and improvement Programme, of which loads is anticipated, is obvious to be fairly prone to the pull of opposing forces.

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