Timeless design marble desk size journal cover with embossed text: notebook Her Goals Journal the journal has 120 lined heavy stock ivory pages, pages are acid-free so your words won't fade Section sewn binding keeps pages secure and can lie flat Includes ribbon marker Approx 6 x 9. See BingoBooks marble fabulous selection of journals in various sizes and other patterned prints and expressions available separately by searching for BingoBooks marble journals
This book primarily recounts the author's experiences of living and working as a university professor in Copenhagen (11/67-11/68), Tehran (9/77-2/79), Athens (2/79-8/79), Beirut (9/79-7/81), Bahrain (9/85-7/96), and Botswana (8/96-8/10). Topics relevant to living abroad are discussed in the form of Conversations, allowing opportunity to ramble to interesting, but semi-related historical facts or human-interest anecdotes. The in-depth observations and poignant conclusions often reflect the reported current events as lived-through rather than gleaned from unreliable news media. Cultural mores in foreign countries, including exposure to different religious beliefs, are practical concerns when living as an expatriate in developing countries. The author's experiences in international travel, from castles and cathedrals in Europe to wild animal safaris in southern Africa, are meant to entertain the seasoned traveler, who has already shared these experiences, as well as the armchair tourist, who can enjoy this activity vicariously. While most of the book recalls events and personal experiences, some sociopolitical stances have necessarily been taken. Attempt is always made to present facts leading to the author's opinion. Motivation to write this book, however, was to share the author's international experiences, whether exciting or mundane.
The Global Traveller Series inspires to explore the world and undertake cultural journeys, so that you become a Global Traveller as well. '20,000 km by Train' describes the extraordinary adventures of an overland train journey from Zurich to Shanghai: 285 hours and 20,000 km by train from Zurich to Paris, Moscow, Beijing, Lhasa and Shanghai. It includes the 6-day non-stop train on the Trans-Mongolia Express, as well as the pressurised train (like an airplane) on the Lhasa Express route. The book further includes the adventures during an 8-day tour in Tibet to visit many Buddhist monasteries, as well as the Everest Base Camp at 5,200m. This travel journal: -describes the adventures in a slow long-haul means of transportation. -covers topics that the travel agents don’t know about. -shares key organisational and spiritual insights from this journey. -visualises the adventures through many pictures Visit www.hansbeumer.com
First published in 2002. Volume 1 of the notes on the Notebooks of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, spanning from 1794 to 1804. The volume is in two parts, text and notes. During his adult life until his death in 1834, Coleridge made entries in more than sixty notebooks. Neither commonplace books nor diaries, but something of both, they contain notes on literary, theological, philosophical, scientific, social and psychological matters, plans for and fragments of works and many other items of great interest. Shortly after World War II, Kathleen Coburn, formerly of Victoria College in Toronto, rediscovered this great collection of unpublished manuscripts. With the support of the Coleridge estate, she embarked on a career of editing and publishing these volumes and was awarded with many honours for her work, including: a Leverhulme Award (1948), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1953), a Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada (1958), the Order of Canada (1974) and an honorary doctorate from her own university. Originally projected as a five volume set (each volume consisting of a book of text and a book of notes).
In this acrobatic and virtuosic collection, Paul Auster traces the compulsion to make literature. In a selection of interviews, as well as in the essay 'The Red Notebook' itself, Auster reflects upon his own work, on the need to break down the boundary between living and writing, and on the use of certain genre conventions to penetrate matters of memory and identity. The Red Notebook both illuminates and undermines our accepted notions about literature, and guides us towards a finer understanding of the dangerously high stakes involved in writing. It also includes Paul Auster's impassioned essay 'A Prayer for Salman Rushdie', as well as a set of striking and bittersweet reminiscences collected under the apposite title, 'Why Write?'
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page (St.Ajgustine). Your school supplies should inspire and motivate you to study. The World Map by Willem Blaeu is dated back to 1635 (Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica) will help you here. You are invited to explore the world with Magellan, take part in a voyage with Vasco da Gama and many others, learn about their life adventures and create your own. Dotted lines, no margins, 120 pages, 6 by 9 inches. Pages with a creative footer to inspire you.
Frances Willard founded the Woman's Christian Temperance Union in 1884 to carry the message of women's emancipation throughout the world. Based in the United States, the WCTU rapidly became an international organization, with affiliates in forty-two countries. Ian Tyrrell tells the extraordinary story of how a handful of women sought to change the mores of the world -- not only by abolishing alcohol but also by promoting peace and attacking prostitution, poverty, and male control of democratic political structures. In describing the work of Mary Leavitt, Jessie Ackermann, and other temperance crusaders on the international scene, Tyrrell identifies the tensions generated by conflict between the WCTU's universalist agenda and its own version of an ideologically and religiously based form of cultural imperialism. The union embraced an international and occasionally ecumenical vision that included a critique of Western materialism and imperialism. But, at the same time, its mission inevitably promoted Anglo-American cultural practices and Protestant evangelical beliefs deemed morally superior by the WCTU. Tyrrell also considers, from a comparative perspective, the peculiar links between feminism, social reform, and evangelical religion in Anglo-American culture that made it so difficult for the WCTU to export its vision of a woman-centered mission to other cultures. Even in other Western states, forging links between feminism and religiously based temperance reform was made virtually impossible by religious, class, and cultural barriers. Thus, the WCTU ultimately failed in its efforts to achieve a sober and pure world, although its members significantly shaped the values of those countries in which it excercised strong influence. As and urgently needed history of the first largescale worldwide women's organization and non-denominational evangelical institution, Woman's World / Woman's Empire will be a valuable resource to scholars in the fields of women's studies, religion, history, and alcohol and temperance studies.
How far would you go to be the perfect mother? The hilarious Wife in the North by Judith O'Reilly, based on her enormously popular blog, recounts one woman's attempt to move her family and her life from cosmopolitan London to rural Northumberland. Maybe hormones ate her brain. How else did Judith's husband persuade her to give up her career and move from her beloved London to Northumberland with two toddlers in tow? Pregnant with number 3 Judith is about to discover that there are one or two things about life in the country that no one told her about: that she'd be making friends with people who believed in the four horsemen of the apocalypse; that running out of petrol could be a near death experience and that the closest thing to an ethnic minority would be a redhead. Judith tries to do that simple thing that women do, make hers a happy family. A family that might live happily ever after. Possibly even up North ... 'Genuinely funny and genuinely moving' Jane Fallon, author of Getting Rid of Matthew 'Cold Comfort Farm with booster seats. Funny, honest and moving' Stephanie Calman, author of Confessions of a Bad Mother 'I howled with laughter, tears of recognition at every page' Jenny Colgan 'Funny, poignant and beautifully written' Lisa Jewell Judith O'Reilly, a journalist and the mother of three young children, was persuaded to move from London to Northumberland by her husband in August 2005. She started a blog, wifeinthenorth.com, in November 2006, which quickly picked up fans around the world with its witty tales of family and country life. Her second book A Year of Doing Good is published by Penguin.
The third volume of Michael Palin's celebrated diaries. TRAVELLING TO WORK is a roller-coaster ride driven by the Palin hallmarks of curiosity and sense of adventure. Michael was not the BBC's first choice for the travel series AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, but after its success, the public naturally wanted more. Palin, however, had other plans. There was his film AMERICAN FRIENDS, a role in Alan Bleasdale's award-winning drama GBH, the staging of his West End play THE WEEKEND, a first novel, HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR, and a lead role in FIERCE CREATURES. He did find time for two more travel series, POLE TO POLE in 1991 and FULL CIRCLE in 1996, and wrote two bestselling books to accompany them. These ten years in different directions offer riches on every page.