in Yuras Villa findet das gesellschaftliche Debüt von Oz Vessalius statt. Über den verschiedenen unter Masken verborgenen Gefühlen liegt der erstickte Geruch der Intrige. Überraschend schlägt die Hand des schwarzen Dämons zu, und der wahnsinnige Walzer beginnt...
As more and more people crowd onto and land, incidences of human-wildlife conflicts will only increase. A comprehensive overview of this emerging field, Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts: The Science of Wildlife Damage Management discusses the issues facing wildlife managers and anyone else dealing with interactions between wildlife and humans. By defining the discipline of wildlife damage management, this book fills a void in the fields of wildlife management and ecology. The director of the Jack H. Berryman Institute, the only academic institute devoted to wildlife damage management, author Michael Conover is the leader in this field. In this book, he stresses the inter-relatedness of wildlife damage management within the larger discipline of wildlife conservation and provides an extensive review of the scientific literature. He includes case-studies that document how an integrated approach to wildlife management can resolve wildlife-human conflicts.
Nowhere else will you find the authoritative coverage and depth of theoretical information available in Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts: The Science of Wildlife Damage Management. The combination of descriptive prose, historical details, and liberal use of informative sidebars add to its appeal as a textbook, while the organization and scope make it the ideal reference for professionals.
The Attuned: A Moon Cycle Deck features 28 cards of unique goddess art, inspired by feminine archetypes from Indian, European, African and Native American cultures. For centuries, humans have attuned ourselves to the skies in search of meaning.
In ancient Goddess centered cultures, women's connection to the moon was honoured in ceremony and in daily practice of moon observation and worship. While modern culture has subverted the Goddess, that ancient connection still thrives in our bodies and our spirits. We still bleed, grow, and feel by the light of the moon. The Attuned Deck is intended to rekindle our awareness of the celestial cycles that influence us, and provide insight into the sacred feminine energy of this planet that lives inside us all. From the Publisher : Each Attuned deck comes with a guidebook designed to work with the cards as a divination tool, providing affirmations and inspiration for each day of the lunar cycle.
Produced on Salt Spring Island, BC, the Attuned deck is a work of art with fine detailing and beautiful printing and packaging.
Cards are 4x6 " in size and feature full coloured art reproductions. Cards are framed in semi-precious stone colours and are watermarked with a lotus moon symbol on the reverse. Sets come in a unique, handmade aromatic cedar box for safe keeping. 28 Cards, 16 page booklet. From the Author: I live in nature and am saturated with colours; azure waters, crimson peonies, the many layers of green in the hills and forests surrounding my island home. Like a poet who dines on words, I drink in the spirits of these colours and pour them out onto my canvasses. I consider painting to be a dance. The curves of a woman's body, to me, are a joyous subject to draw. Just as each one of us contains a shard of the goddess, so does each image I create contain a sliver of the divine. I paint what I want to manifest in the world; serenity, joy, satisfaction. I pray that these images will bring light into the world and into your life. The making of the Attuned deck has been a seven year journey. Each image began its life as a tiny spark of insight, which grew into a large format oil pastel drawing. My work has won awards and been shown internationally; this is the first time it is being offered in reproductions for you to enjoy.
About the Author : Andrea Palframan is a painter and wordsmith who lives on Salt Spring Island, BC. She studied painting and mixed media at the Kootenay School of the Arts and did a graduate study in graphic design at Emily Carr College of Art and Design. She owns a small gallery near Ganges, BC and can be found at the famous Salt Spring Island Saturday Market.
Innovation and globalization are changing the nature of economic life. This book argues that the transfer and use of knowledge requires the development of appropriate institutional infrastructures. The opportunities offered by globalization will only be fully realized by actively pursuing policies to enhance the absorption and development of knowledge. The book is relevant for courses in management and business, economics, geography, international political economy, and innovation and technology studies. It will be of interest to all concerned with public policy toward the economy.
In All Violet, a young woman chronicles the experience of living on the margins, in spaces and places where body and mind are flayed by guilt, disappointments and betrayals.
Her poems record the shattering trauma of struggling to survive through periods of doubt, fear, rage and pain, creating a narrative of disconnection, indignation, alienation and emptiness, the extremes of suffering and desperation. Employing lyrical free verse, Rani Rivera has skillfully employed the short line to pinpoint moments of acute perception. Unadorned, taut and precise cries of pain, loss and fury draw the reader deeper and deeper inside this in-your-face confrontation with a dark world of foreboding alleviated by flashes of mordant wit and grace under fire. “A star student and sweet friend, Rani’s death hurts in a way only she could describe with beauty and grace: ‘I love them pretty/with their ugliness./I love them all violet/and blue.’ Her love for the world courses through this powerful collection like a clean, clear river, bathing and purifying the poison and the pain she delineates with a razor, her uncanny mind. New to these poems, I wish her back to praise her, and instead, say goodbye again, knowing she has left behind a stunning legacy, one that will be returned to, again and again, by anyone who knows, to quote Theodore Roethke, ‘the purity of pure despair.’ And to anyone who knows that life is wreching and sublime, all at once: All night, she turned violet and blue, betrayed by the Earth’s roll into darkness, leaving behind fields of flowers, bigger than oceans, and kindness, and love.” —Lynn Crosbie, writer, professor and author of The Corpses of the Future
A fantastic debut novel that takes a refreshing look at family, modern life, and the joy merits of quinoa. Monday morning can't get any worse for harassed mum-of-four Jools Campbell when, after a frantic school run, she's cornered in the supermarket by pompous celebrity chef Tommy McCoy, who starts criticising the contents of her trolley. Apparently the fact that she doesn't make her own bread or buy organic is tantamount to child abuse. In a hurry and short of patience, she berates McCoy for judging her when she hasn't the time or the money to feed her family in line with his elitist ideals. Unbeknownst to Jools, her rant has been filmed and immediately goes viral on YouTube, making her a reluctant celebrity overnight.
With McCoy determined to discredit her by delving into her personal life, Jools decides it's time to fight her corner in the name of all the fraught mums out there who are fed up with being made to feel bad by food snobs like him. Armed with some fish fingers and her limited cooking repertoire, Jools must negotiate the unfamiliar world of celebrity while staying true to her instincts as a mum.