From My Heart, Soul, and Mind was written in a two year span, initializing with the death of my closest friend. This book is dedicated to him. This collection of poems shows a great variation of emotions - love, grief, soul-searching awe, and simple happiness. I believe the collection, in comparison to Changing Sky, gives a rounded story of a young adult fighting with fate.
Reflexive Cartography addresses the adaptation of cartography, including its digital forms (GIS, WebGIS, PPGIS), to the changing needs of society, and outlines the experimental context aimed at mapping a topological space. Using rigorous scientific analysis based on statement consistency, relevance of the proposals, and model accessibility, it charts the transition from topographical maps created by state agencies to open mapping produced by citizens.
Adopting semiotic theory to uncover the complex communicative mechanisms of maps and to investigate their ability to produce their own messages and new perspectives,Reflexive Cartography outlines a shift in our way of conceptualizing maps: from a plastic metaphor of reality, as they are generally considered, to solid tools that play the role of agents, assisting citizens as they think and plan their own living place and make sense of the current world.
EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLICAL DELUGE and our almost complete destruction and our late origins are presented in this book. Were the first two Pharaohs of ancient Egypt the direct descendants of Noah? Is there an image in ancient Egyptian art of the Ark and its eight occupants? Does biochemical analysis of Fossil fuels provide evidence for the Great Deluge? This book is dedicated to an understanding of our Origins, the universe, our planet Earth, life and civilization. In easy readable essay format it explores the science, myth and legend of Origins. Starting with the Big Bang origins of the universe it examines space, time and the existence and nature of mass, exploring the weird and wonderful world of Einstein's space-time. Is time constant? How and why did everything come into existence? The existence of life, so peculiar to our world and the early formation of our Earth and the presence of its unexplained vast oceans are investigated, resulting in a surprising conclusion: a 'Sword of Damocles' of total destruction hanging over life on Earth. The rise of early civilization, ancient Kings and Pharaohs, gods and Demi-gods are also explained.
Recent debates about national identity, belonging and community cohesion can appear to suggest that ethnicity is a static entity and that ethnic difference is a source of conflict in itself. Ethnicities and Values in a Changing World presents an alternative account of ethnicity and calls into question models of community cohesion that present ethnicity as the source of antagonisms and differences that must be overcome, suggesting instead that ethnicity is itself multiple and changing and is unlikely to be a basis for articulating shared values.
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