Unbound

Author: Cara McKenna

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3736303505

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 897

Rob hat sich vor einigen Jahren in die Highlands zurückgezogen, um der eigenen Vergangenheit zu entfliehen. Von Schuldgefühlen geplagt, meidet er jeden Kontakt zu Menschen. Doch als die attraktive Backpackerin Merry verletzt bei ihm auftaucht, bringt er es nicht über sich, sie wegzuschicken. Und während er sie wieder gesundpflegt, erliegt er ihren reizenden Flirt-Versuchen. Die Leidenschaft, die zwischen ihnen entbrennt, weckt ein geheimes Verlangen in Rob, das er lange unterdrückt hat. Merry will Rob um jeden Preis dabei helfen, diesem Verlangen nachzugeben, und die Reise führt die beiden Liebenden auf den Weg in die dunkelste Leidenschaft ... (ca. 450 Seiten)

Pavements Unbound

Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Pavements Unbound (UNBAR 6), 6-8 July 2004, Nottingham, England

Author: Andrew Dawson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439833803

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 369

View: 2629

Nearly all highway, airport, dock and industrial pavements contain large quantities of untreated aggregate in the form of unbound pavement layers. In many pavements, which are lightly or moderately trafficked, crushed rock or gravel derived aggregates comprise the majority of the construction or, in the case of unsealed pavements, all of the structure. This book provides studies of the performance and description of this material that will help the reader to better understand its characteristics and behaviour both alone and as part of the pavement structure it forms. This work will be useful to practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students. It forms a sequel to the earlier book "Unbound Aggregates in Road Construction" also published by Balkema

Unbound

A Practical Guide to Deliverance

Author: Neal Lozano

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 0800794125

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 1692

A balanced, practical, thorough, and easy-to-follow guide to deliverance and freedom. From a well-respected pastor whose message is accepted by all denominations of the church.

Brecht Unbound

Author: James K. Lyon

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874135374

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

View: 5860

"Except for the annual Brecht Yearbook, Brecht Unbound represents the first broad critical study of Brecht's works to appear in the United States since before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Intended to move beyond the ideological considerations that have informed so much secondary literature about Brecht, the book is a cross-disciplinary reassessment of important aspects of his work. Included are essays on his poetry, drama, theoretical writings, Brecht's influence on American film techniques and music, his relationship to and borrowings from Japanese No theater, and a comparison between aesthetic techniques in his writings and Stravinsky's "The Little Soldier.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Unbound Prometheus

Technological Change and Industrial Development in Western Europe from 1750 to the Present

Author: David S. Landes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521534024

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 1607

For over thirty years David S. Landes's The Unbound Prometheus has offered an unrivalled history of industrial revolution and economic development in Europe. Now, in this updated edition, the author reframes and reasserts his original arguments in the light of debates about globalisation and comparative economic growth. The book begins with a classic account of the characteristics, progress, and political, economic and social implications of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, France and Germany. Professor Landes here raises the much-debated question: why was Europe the first to industrialise? He then charts the economic history of the twentieth-century: the effect of the First World War in accelerating the dissolution of the old international economy; the economic crisis of 1929–32; Europe's recovery and unprecedented economic growth following the Second World War. He concludes that only by continuous industrial revolution can Europe and the world sustain itself in the years ahead.

Unbound Feet

A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco

Author: Judy Yung

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520915350

Category: History

Page: 395

View: 8641

The crippling custom of footbinding is the thematic touchstone for Judy Yung's engrossing study of Chinese American women during the first half of the twentieth century. Using this symbol of subjugation to examine social change in the lives of these women, she shows the stages of "unbinding" that occurred in the decades between the turn of the century and the end of World War II. The setting for this captivating history is San Francisco, which had the largest Chinese population in the United States. Yung, a second-generation Chinese American born and raised in San Francisco, uses an impressive range of sources to tell her story. Oral history interviews, previously unknown autobiographies, both English- and Chinese-language newspapers, government census records, and exceptional photographs from public archives and private collections combine to make this a richly human document as well as an illuminating treatise on race, gender, and class dynamics. While presenting larger social trends Yung highlights the many individual experiences of Chinese American women, and her skill as an oral history interviewer gives this work an immediacy that is poignant and effective. Her analysis of intraethnic class rifts—a major gap in ethnic history—sheds important light on the difficulties that Chinese American women faced in their own communities. Yung provides a more accurate view of their lives than has existed before, revealing the many ways that these women—rather than being passive victims of oppression—were active agents in the making of their own history.

Athena Unbound

The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology

Author: Henry Etzkowitz,Carol Kemelgor,Brian Uzzi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521787383

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 7406

An inquiry into why there are so few women scientists discusses the subtle factors that contribute to the marginalization of women scientists and compares the status of women scientists in different countries.

Ritual Unbound

Reading Sacrifice in Modernist Fiction

Author: Thomas Cousineau

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874138511

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

View: 3754

This study explores the vestiges of primitive sacrificial rituals that emerge in a group of canonical modernist novels, including The Turn of the Screw, Heart of Darkness, The Good Soldier, The Great Gatsby, and To the Lighthouse. It argues that these novels reenact a process that achieved its seminal expression in the Genesis story of The Binding of Isaac, in which Abraham, having been prevented from sacrificing Isaac, offers up a ram in his place. Modernist reenactments of this pattern present narrators who, although vigorously protesting the victimization of certain characters, unfailingly seize upon others as their surrogates. Each novel is designed in such a way, however, as to resist the reconstruction of a sacrificial ritual to which its narrator is prone. The resulting tension between the binding and unbinding of ritual persecution dramatizes the paradox that we can neither believe convincingly in the guilt of our scapegoats nor imagine a society that has dispensed with them entirely. Thomas Cousineau is Professor of English at Washington College in Maryland.

Gilligan Unbound

Pop Culture in the Age of Globalization

Author: Paul A. Cantor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742507791

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

View: 660

"Cantor demonstrates how, during the 1960s, Gilligan's Island and Star Trek reflected America's faith in liberal democracy and our willingness to project it universally. Gilligan's Island, Cantor argues, is based on the premise that a representative group of Americans could literally be dumped in the middle of nowhere and still prevail under the worst of circumstances. Star Trek took American optimism even further by trying to make the entire galaxy safe for democracy. Despite the famous Prime Directive, Captain Kirk and his crew remade planet after planet in the image of an idealized 1960s America."--BOOK JACKET.

Ireland Unbound

A Turn of the Century Chronicle

Author: Michel Peillon,Mary P. Corcoran

Publisher: Institute of Public Administration

ISBN: 9781902448695

Category: Ireland

Page: 277

View: 2444


Oedipus Unbound

Selected Writings on Rivalry and Desire

Author: René Girard,Mark Rogin Anspach

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804747806

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 131

View: 1623

These hard-to-find writings afford an inside look at the emergence of Girard's scapegoat theory from his pioneering analysis of rivalry and desire. Girard unbinds the Oedipal triangle from its Freudian moorings, replacing desire for the mother with desire for anyoneor anythinga rival desires."

Medicine Unbound

The Human Body and the Limits of Medical Intervention: Emerging Issues in Biomedical Policy

Author: Robert H. Blank,Andrea L. Bonnicksen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231514262

Category: Political Science

Page: 999

View: 3675

Medicine Unbound

Unbound

How Eight Technologies Made Us Human and Brought Our World to the Brink

Author: Richard L Currier

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628727764

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 5308

Like Guns, Germs, and Steel, a work of breathtaking sweep and originality that reinterprets the human story. Although we usually think of technology as something unique to modern times, our ancestors began to create the first technologies millions of years ago in the form of prehistoric tools and weapons. Over time, eight key technologies gradually freed us from the limitations of our animal origins. The fabrication of weapons, the mastery of fire, and the technologies of clothing and shelter radically restructured the human body, enabling us to walk upright, shed our body hair, and migrate out of tropical Africa. Symbolic communication transformed human evolution from a slow biological process into a fast cultural process. The invention of agriculture revolutionized the relationship between humanity and the environment, and the technologies of interaction led to the birth of civilization. Precision machinery spawned the industrial revolution and the rise of nation-states; and in the next metamorphosis, digital technologies may well unite all of humanity for the benefit of future generations. Synthesizing the findings of primatology, paleontology, archeology, history, and anthropology, Richard Currier reinterprets and retells the modern narrative of human evolution that began with the discovery of Lucy and other Australopithecus fossils. But the same forces that allowed us to integrate technology into every aspect of our daily lives have also brought us to the brink of planetary catastrophe. Unbound explains both how we got here and how human society must be transformed again to achieve a sustainable future. Technology: “The deliberate modification of any natural object or substance with forethought to achieve a specific end or to serve a specific purpose.”

Odysseus Unbound

The Search for Homer's Ithaca

Author: Robert Bittlestone,James Diggle,John Underhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521853576

Category: History

Page: 598

View: 2854

Examines literary, geological, and archaeological evidence in an attempt to identify the true location of the island of Ithaca described in Homer's "Odyssey."

Ethnography Unbound

From Theory Shock to Critical Praxis

Author: Stephen Gilbert Brown,Sidney I. Dobrin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791460511

Category: Education

Page: 326

View: 377

Problematizes traditional ethnographic research methods, offering instead self-reflexive critical practices.

Unbound

Ukrainian Canadians Writing Home

Author: Lisa Grekul,Lindy Ledohowski

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442631090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

View: 8980

What does it mean to be Ukrainian in contemporary Canada? The Ukrainian Canadian writers in Unbound challenge the conventions of genre - memoir, fiction, poetry, biography, essay - and the boundaries that separate ethnic and authorial identities and fictional and non-fictional narratives. These intersections become the sites of new, thought-provoking and poignant creative writing by some of Canada's best-known Ukrainian Canadian authors. To complement the creative writing, editors Lisa Grekul and Lindy Ledohowski offer an overview of the history of Ukrainian settlement in Canada and an extensive bibliography of Ukrainian Canadian literature in English. Unbound is the first such exploration of Ukrainian Canadian literature and a book that should be on the shelves of Canadian literature fans and those interested in the study of ethnic, postcolonial, and diasporic literature.

Poets Unbound

10 Years Into the Journey

Author: Poets Unbound

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595413943

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 216

View: 2193

From dissonant hearts to drive-thru burgers, Poets Unbound: 10 Years into the Journey is a thematically organized anthology of poetry by the members of Poets Unbound, the Nashua, NH workshop group that's been meeting every Thursday since 1996.The first section, Dark Alleys, consists of poems that visit the darker places. Not a depressing look, rather the poems find beauty and hope in life's challenges. Stops Along the Way is a look into all the places we've traveled in life, the past. These poems provide insight into the things that shape who we are. Scenic Routes is a picturesque look at landscapes of all kinds, pastoral, urban, internal, and metaphorical. Love's Byways is about all kinds of love: mother-child, sibling and other family relationships, romantic relationships, requited and unrequited loves. Sign-Posts is a potpourri of perspectives on life. These perspectives include personal beliefs, spiritual beliefs, and other philosophies.Whether it's because these poets have spent time helping one another improve their craft, or synchronicity, the poems in this anthology have incredible flow. In each section you'll find that from one poem to the next, the poems inform and deepen one another. This anthology is a journey you'll want to revisit again and again.

Unbound

The Cycle of Ascendancy - How Your Life Evolves Around It

Author: Dorien Israel

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 141206130X

Category: Religion

Page: 205

View: 5549

Unbound is an exhilarating journey. It is real. It is essential reading for self-development. After reading Unbound you will never want to be the same again.

Unbound

Author: Lori Devoti

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426802293

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9647

UNLEASHED FROM THE GATES OF HELL Risk Leidolf was a hellhound--a legendary, otherworldlycreature who was both man and beast. For centuries,he'd been bound to do the bidding of a cruel witchqueen. But after being ordered to destroy novice witchKara Shane, the man within him rebelled. And thebeast within him was held at bay--for now. Fiercely drawn to each other, Risk and Kara soonformed a passionate alliance as they set out to findher missing sibling--and the key to his salvation. Forthe power unleashed by the twin witches could freehim from the witch queen's bondage. But that freedomcame at a steep price. For the fierce battle would putmore than one soul at stake...and two hearts on the line!

Unbound

Breaking Free of Life's Entanglements

Author: Jack Frost,Trisha Frost

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768488303

Category: Religion

Page: 204

View: 5428

Believe and trust in love again! Unbound weaves an uplifting tale of two people who begin their journey held captive by the strongholds and thought patterns that had prevented them from loving each other, their families, and the Father. Their pain begins to outweigh their shame until they seek for help, finding healing for their lives, their family, and for literally thousands of people around the world. Share the true story of how Jack and Trisha Frost apply God’s unconditional love to their lives and it forever changes them and their family. Learn to: Understand why we experience pain in order to develop a character that causes us to live moral lives. Become more than you can imagine you could ever be. Uncover the old habit patterns of thinking, that have become strongholds in your life and alienate you from intimacy first with Him and then with those you love. Choose to take a chance to find your destiny through new challenges and discover what it means to live a life unbound from life’s entanglements.