This art of balanced living encourages harmony with our environment. By making subtle changes to our surroundings, Feng Shui shows how we can improve our health, relationships, and prosperity.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian short story writer and a playwright. His playwriting career produced four classics, while his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practiced as a doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife, " he once said, "and literature is my mistress." Chekhov renounced the theatre after the disastrous reception of The Seagull in 1896; but the play was revived to acclaim by Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, which subsequently also produced Uncle Vanya and premiered Chekhov's last two plays, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. These four works present a special challenge to the acting ensemble as well as to audiences, because in place of conventional action Chekhov offers a "theatre of mood" and a "submerged life in the text." His originality consists in an early use of the stream-of-consciousness technique combined with a disavowal of the moral finality of traditional story structure.
Even if it was a political marriage, Chessie was on cloud nine when she wed the man she idolized, Rocco. That is, until the day of their wedding when she caught the groom having an affair with his lover.
Utterly dejected, Chessie walks away from it all and flees that very night. Six months later, Rocco appears before her once more—with a cold-blooded sneer on his face. He’s a Sicilian man. He insists on exclusive possession and he’d never forgive a woman who’s been unfaithful. Certain that Chessie eloped with another man when she ran off, he sets out to dominate both her heart and body and Chessie loses herself in his sweet nightly advances, to the point of not even caring about what it is she wants.…
Unique in perspective, this book offers a comprehensive values-based approach to professional ethics that is sensitive to the primary ethical issues of the workplace and that offers a positive way for dealing with these issues. It focuses on values important to all professionals and on how people do their work, not what type of work they do, and recognizes the strengths of various moral theories and the ways to harmonize as many moral values as possible. Readings (from literature, philosophy, and the professional ethics canon), exercises, and cases offer numerous opportunities for practice in interpreting values and applying them to the workplace. MORALITY AND THE PROFESSIONAL LIFE. What Professions and Professionals Are. What Morality Is. What Professional Ethics Is. Moral Reasons and Explanations. Moral Theories.
Moral Analysis and Case Solving. VALUES AT WORK. Integrity. Respect for Persons. Justice. Compassion. Beneficence and Nonmaleficence.
Responsibility. For all professionals.
The First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a railroad line built in the United States of America between 1863 and 1869 by the Central Pacific Railroad of California and the Union Pacific Railroad that connected its statutory Eastern terminus at Council Bluffs, Iowa/Omaha, Nebraska (via Ogden, Utah, and Sacramento, California) with the Pacific Ocean at Oakland, California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay opposite San Francisco. By linking with the existing railway network of the Eastern United States, the road thus connected the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States by rail for the first time. The construction and operation of the line was authorized by the Pacific Railroad Acts of 1862 and 1864 during the American Civil War. Congress supported it with 30-year U.S. government bonds and extensive land grants of government-owned land. Completion of the railroad was the culmination of a decades-long movement to build such a line. It was one of the crowning achievements in the crossing of plains and high mountains westward by the Union Pacific and eastward by the Central Pacific. Opened for through traffic on May 10, 1869, with the driving of the "Last Spike" at Promontory Summit, Utah, the road established a mechanized transcontinental transportation network that revolutionized the population and economy of the American West. The Pacific Railroad constituted one of the most significant and ambitious American technological feats of the 19th century following in the footsteps of the building of the Erie Canal in the 1820s and the crossing of the Isthmus of Panama by the Panama Railroad in 1855 and this book is the pictorial story of this amazing feat and the individuals and driving forces behind it.
Una abuela que emigró de Kiev; un abuelo vegetariano, ateo y socialista; un padre que murió joven; una madre que remarca los sacrificios de su vida. En el centro de la escena, una niña que observa y escucha su entorno con agudeza y picardía. Fuera del círculo familiar, las amigas de la cuadra, la escuela, el almacén, el conservatorio de música, la iglesia, y el telón de fondo de los gobiernos conservadores y el ascenso de Perón. Libro sobre los inicios y a la vez inicio en sí mismo, Músicos y relojeros inauguró la obra de Alicia Steimberg en 1971 y se ha conv ertido en una fresca y ya clásica novela de la literatura argentina, que retrata con irreverencia y humor la infancia y la vida fam iliar. La crítica ha dicho... « "Un agudo relato parcialmente autobiográfico sobre la niñez de una chica judía en la Argentina de la década de 1940. Esta novela -una joya- lleva la marca de la voz distintiva de Steimberg, ingeniosamente descarada, irónica pero cálida, precoz y a la vez con conocimiento de mundo.» Publisher's Weekly