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A Year's Life

RRP $11.99

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ... THE LOVER. L Go roam the world from East to West, Search every land beneath the sky, You cannot find a man so blest, A king so powerful as I, Though you should seek eternally. n. For I a gentle lover be, Sitting at my loved-one's side; She giveth her whole soul to me Without a wish or thought of pride, And she shall be my cherished bride. III. No show of gaudiness hath she, She doth not flash with jewels rare; In beautiful simplicity She weareth leafy garlands fair, Or modest flowers in her hair. IV. Sometimes she dons a robe of green, Sometimes a robe of snowy white, But, in whatever garb she 's seen, It seems most beautiful and right, And is the loveliest to my sight. T. Not I her lover am alone, Yet unto all she doth suffice, None jealous is, and every one Reads love and truth within her eyes, And deemeth her his own dear prize. VI. And so thou art, Eternal Nature! Yes, bride of Heaven, so thou art; Thou wholly lovest every creature, Giving to each no stinted part, But filling every peaceful heart "Dear Child! dear happy Girl! If thou appear Heedless, -- untouched with awe or serious thought, Thy nature is not therefore less divine: Thou Meat in Abraham's bosom all the year; And worship's! at the Temple's inner shrine, God being with thee when we know it not." Wordsworth. As through a strip of sunny light A white dove flashes swiftly on, So suddenly before my sight Thou gleamed'st a moment and wert gone; And yet I long shall bear in mind The pleasant thoughts thou left'st behind. Thou mad'st me happy with thine eyes, And happy with thine open smile, And, as I write, sweet memories Come thronging round me all the while; Thou mad'st me happy with thine *yes, -- And gentle feelings long forgot Looked up and oped their eyes, Like violets...


Water For Food, Water For Life

RRP $256.99

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** Tackles one of the most pressing challenges of our time'how to manage finite water resources to feed two billion extra people, eliminate poverty and reverse ecosystem degradation** Brings together the work of over 700 researchers into the most comprehensive and authoritative assessment of water resources ever written** Covers all aspects of water management in agriculture, poverty reduction, food security, biodiversity, irrigation, groundwater, river basins, inland fisheries, rice production and much more** Hundreds of full-color figures, tables, and graphs present key information in easy-to-read format--a must-have reference for all professionalsThis comprehensive assessment of the world?'s water, written by experts with research from over 700 leading specialists, critically evaluates current thinking on water and its interplay with agriculture, charting the way forward with concrete actions from management to policy level across all countries and territories.After framing the main issues and providing a comprehensive examination of trends and scenarios in world water management, the book critically examines the cross-cutting issues of reducing poverty, reforming institutions for sustainable water management, avoiding or mitigating ecosystem impacts, and improving water productivity. Thematic chapters follow, covering such key issues in water management as irrigation, groundwater use, inland fisheries, rice cultivation, land conservation, and river basin management and development.


Purpose In Life

RRP $35.95

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Recently psychologists have made a dramatic change in the way they approach the study of human development. Whereas researchers used to target ways of minimizing individuals suffering and shortcomings, today we recognize this is insufficient and are increasingly focused on understanding and promoting optimal human development, or thriving. This new, more hopeful perspective on human capacity has been particularly influential with regards to the study of young people where, as leaders of the field note, being problem free is not the same as being fully prepared. Therefore research increasingly features youths talents, assets, and pathways to flourishing. Key among the list of critical contributors to positive youth development is a purpose in life. Recently, research on the topic of youth purpose has exploded, and having personally been involved in conducting studies of purpose for the better part of the past decade, this book will synthesize, organize, and make sense of this rapidly growing body of research. The aim is to make sense of the disparate perspectives on the construct and to position purpose in the broader frame of positive psychology. Despite the obvious need, no such book exists. Purpose in Life: A Critical Component of Optimal Human Development will identify and integrate distinct strands of research on purpose. It will open with a comprehensive yet detailed discussion of the various definitions scholars have put forth that distinguish purpose from meaning, goals, ultimate concerns, and other related concepts. The book features a chapter that highlights research on the experience of leading a life of purpose. Compelling studies have explored both the daily and longer-term experience of a purposeful existence. Other chapters will delve deeply into measurement of the purpose construct and into research on the prevalence and forms of purpose among diverse groups of youth, including individuals from urban, suburban, and rural regions and individuals from different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Another chapter will focus on the developmental trajectory of purpose, as research finds the construct plays an especially important role in the transition to adulthood. Next the book will feature a chapter dedicated to a rigorous review of research on the central role purpose plays in supporting the healthy growth of young people. Following will be a section that identifies positive correlates of purpose and attempts to glean from existing research the mechanism through which purpose helps promote optimal development. In addition to addressing different types of purposes, including civic, religious, service-oriented, family, and professional purposes, this book will include a chapter that outlines the steps adults can take to foster purpose among young people. This chapter will cover research on a wide range of social and ecological supports for purpose. Finally, the book will conclude with a chapter that highlights weaknesses and identifies important gaps in the research on purpose. The book offers a state of the science on youth purpose, it clearly and succinctly synthesizes the sizable and rapidly growing body of research on youth purpose in a comprehensive yet easily accessible manner. This monograph will serve as an important research tool for quality of life scholars interested in conducting research on a wide range of positive psychology topics."


Swansea And Nantgarw Porcelains 2017

RRP $354.99

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In this volume the porcelain manufactured at Nantgarw and Swansea in the first quarter of the 19th Century, which has been acclaimed as some of the finest and most translucent porcelain ever produced, is studied holistically using both scientific analytical data and historical provenancing. The particular advantage of this approach for these two porcelain factories, linked geographically and through the artistic and creative activities of the enigmatic William Billingsley, is centred upon their strictly limited production over  perhaps only three or four years during the period 1812-1823. The earliest chemical analysis of these porcelains was undertaken on museum specimens almost 100 years ago and the results of these and of more recent analyses will be compared and reviewed. This book will not only describe the chemical composition of the porcelains of Swansea and Nantgarw and the modifications made empirically in attempts to improve their robustness and kiln firing survivability, but also their artistic decoration and the struggle to maintain quality production in times of fierce competition and economic difficulty. A comprehensive survey is undertaken of the "named services" specially commissioned from these factories; a long lost Nantgarw dinner-dessert service has been discovered during this exercise. A reappraisal of the available scientific evidence relevant to the manufacture will be correlated with their identification based upon documentary records and a protocol is advanced for the initial screening and identification of putative Swansea and Nantgarw porcelains and is illustrated by ten case studies. Scientific explanations for the characteristic Swansea duck-egg porcelain translucency and for the Nantgarw iridescence noted for enamelling carried out on porcelain decorated in the London ateliers are also proposed.  The book is well illustrated throughout and affords a good basis for the further in-depth study of Swansea and Nantgarw porcelains.


Coping With Life's Difficulties

RRP $27.50



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