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Jesus the Master Builder kept me up all night. Few books have that power.' -- Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian Did Jesus visit Britain? The activities of Jesus before the start of his ministry at the age of thirty have been the subject of much speculation. Did he travel beyond the bounds of Palestine in his search for wisdom knowledge? Where did he acquire the great learning which amazed those who heard him preaching and enabled him to cross swords in debate with Scribes and Pharisees? A number of legends suggest that Jesus travelled to the British Isles with Joseph of Arimathea, who worked in the tin trade. With these legends as his starting point, Gordon Strachan uncovers a fascinating network of connections between the Celtic world and Mediterranean culture and philosophy. Taking the biblical image of Wisdom as the 'master craftsman', Strachan explores the deep layers of Mystery knowledge shared between the Judaic-Hellenic world and the northern Druids -- from the secret geometry of masons and builders, which Jesus would have encountered in his work as a craftsman in Palestine, to the Gematria or number coding of the Old and New Testaments. This book is the basis of the film documentary 'And Did Those Feet'.
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This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation about the history and basics of New Thought, written by Carl Henry Andrew Bjerregaard * an interactive table-of-contents * perfect formatting for electronic reading devices Used as thus instructed “The Master Key” will make of the reader a greater, better personality, and equipped with a new power to achieve any worthy personal purpose and a new ability to enjoy life’s beauty and wonder. The “Master Key” is here given to the world as a means of tapping the great cosmic intelligence and attracting from it that which corresponds to the ambitions, and aspirations of each reader. “The Master Key” teaching has hitherto been published in the form of a Correspondence Course of 24 lessons, delivered to students one per week for 24 weeks. The reader, who now receives the whole 24 parts at one times, is warned not to attempt to read the book like a novel, but to treat it as a course of study and conscientiously to imbibe the meaning of each part – reading and re-reading one part only per week before proceeding to the next. Otherwise the later parts will tend to be misunderstood and the reader’s time and money will be wasted. The Master Key is the ultimate book for changing your personality for good. Become a better ans more successful and powerful person by diving into this pool of wealthy information. An absolute bestseller at the tip of your fingers.
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Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) was one of the most exciting figures of the Italian Renaissance. He wrote the first modern treatise on painting, the first modern manual of classical architecture, and a powerful set of "dialogues" about the princely families of Florence. But Alberti also made his own spectacular advances in the art of painting and in engineering, and was responsible for some of the most exciting architectural designs in Italy. In this volume, one of our most distinguished Renaissance scholars offers the superlative biography and cultural history that Alberti has long deserved. It is a compelling portrait of a mysterious and original intellectual.
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The Little Mermaid, Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen ... Your Illustrated Deluxe Annotated Edition contains EVERY Tale in order of Publication + EXCLUSIVE BONUS - Restored Original drawings from the original Dutch editions by Vilhelm Pedersen & Lorenz Frolich - over 70 artworks! + Links to FREE audiobook versions + Essay on "Dickens and Andersen” + The Sketch of Hans Christian Anderson’s Life Plus for Students + Research Bibliography for "Hans Andersen” since 1990 - in Harvard format for quick and easy research! + The "Home of Hans Andersen” Formatted for text to speech readers!! --Low, Low Price!-- A few of the Tales ... 1. The Tinder-Box (1835) 2. Little Claus and Big Claus (1835) 3. The Princess and the Pea (1835) 4. Little Ida’s Flowers (1835) 5. Little Tiny or Thumbelina (1835) 6. The Saucy Boy (1835) 7. The Travelling Companion (1835) 8. This Fable is Intended for You (1836) 9. The Talisman (1836) 10. God Can Never Die (1836) 11. The Little Mermaid (1836) 12. The Emperor’s New Suit (1837) 13. The Goloshes of Fortune (1838) 14. The Daisy (1838) 15. The Brave Tin Soldier (1838) 16. The Wild Swans (1838) 17. The Garden of Paradise (1838) 18. The Flying Trunk (1838) 19. The Storks (1838) 20. The Elf of the Rose (1839) 21. What the Moon Saw (1840) 22. The Wicked Prince (1840) 23. The Metal Pig (1842) 24. The Shepherd’s Story of the Bond of Friendship (1842) 25. A Rose from Homer’s Grave (1842) 26. The Buckwheat (1842) 27. Ole-Luk-Oie, the Dream-God (1842) 28. The Swineherd (1842) 29. The Angel (1844) 30. The Nightingale (1844) 31. The Ugly Duckling (1844) 32. The Top and Ball (1844) 33. The Fir Tree (1845) 34. The Snow Queen [In Seven Stories] (1845) 35. The Little Elder-Tree Mother (1845) 36. The Elfin Hill (1845) 37. The Red Shoes (1845) 38. The Jumper (1845) 39. The Shepherdess and the Sweep (1845) 40. Holger Danske (1845) 41. The Bell (1845) 42. Grandmother (1845) 43. The Darning-Needle (1846) 44. The Little Match-Seller (1846) 45. The Sunbeam and the Captive (1847) 46. By the Almshouse Window (1847) 47. The Old Street Lamp (1847) 48. The Neighbouring Families (1847) 49. Little Tuk (1847) 50. The Shadow (1847) 51. The Old House (1848) 52. The Drop of Water (1848) 53. The Happy Family (1848) 54. The Story of a Mother (1848) 55. The Shirt-Collar (1848) 56. The Flax (1849) 57. The Phoenix Bird (1850) 58. A Story (1851) 59. The Pigs (1851) 60. The Puppet-Show Man (1851) 61. The Dumb Book (1851) 62. The Old Grave-Stone (1852) 63. The Conceited Apple-Branch (1852) 64. The Loveliest Rose in the World (1852) 65. In A Thousand Years (1852) 66. The Swan’s Nest (1852) 67. The Story of the Year (1852) 68. On Judgment Day (1852) 69. There is No Doubt About It (1852) . . . And many more!
Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management
Author: Dominique Smith,Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey
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Classroom management is traditionally a matter of encouraging good behavior and discouraging bad by doling out rewards and punishments. But studies show that when educators empower students to address and correct misbehavior among themselves, positive results are longer lasting and more wide reaching. In Better Than Carrots or Sticks, longtime educators and best-selling authors Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together. After a comprehensive overview of the roots of the restorative practices movement in schools, the authors explain how to * Establish procedures and expectations for student behavior that encourage the development of positive interpersonal skills; * Develop a nonconfrontational rapport with even the most challenging students; and * Implement conflict resolution strategies that prioritize relationship building and mutual understanding over finger-pointing and retribution. Rewards and punishments may help to maintain order in the short term, but they're at best superficially effective and at worst counterproductive. This book will prepare teachers at all levels to ensure that their classrooms are welcoming, enriching, and constructive environments built on collective respect and focused on student achievement.
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Henry George (1839–1897) rose to fame as a social reformer and economist amid the industrial and intellectual turbulence of the late nineteenth century. His best-selling Progress and Poverty (1879) captures the ravages of privileged monopolies and the woes of industrialization in a language of eloquent indignation. His reform agenda resonates as powerfully today as it did in the Gilded Age, and his impassioned prose and compelling thought inspired such diverse figures as Leo Tolstoy, John Dewey, Sun Yat-Sen, Winston Churchill, and Albert Einstein. This six-volume edition of The Annotated Works of Henry George assembles all his major works for the first time with new introductions, critical annotations, extensive bibliographical material, and comprehensive indexing to provide a wealth of resources for scholars and reformers. Volume II of this series presents the unabridged text of Progress and Poverty, arguably the most influential work of Henry George. The original text is supplemented by notes which explain the changes George made during his lifetime and the many references he made to history, literature, economics, and public policy. A new index augments accessibility to the text and key terms. The introductory essay, “The Rhetoric and the Remedy,” by series co-editor William S. Peirce, provides an overview of the historical context for George’s philosophy of economics and summarizes the argument of Progress and Poverty within the framework of the economic theories of his day. It then looks at some of the early reactions by leading economists and opinion makers to George’s fervent and eloquent call for economic justice. Henry George wrote Progress and Poverty in order to identify and resolve the great paradox of modern industrial life. How was it possible for abject poverty, financial instability, and extreme economic inequality to co-exist with rising productivity and technological progress? He analyzed and rejected the widely held beliefs that poverty inevitably followed from the laws of economics or from a Darwinian struggle for survival of the fittest. George concluded that at the heart of this dilemma was how society treated natural resources, especially urban land. He did not succumb to the panacea of arbitrarily confiscating property or taking from the rich to give to the poor. George argued that taxes on productive labor and capital should be drastically reduced. His “sovereign remedy” declared that public goods could be adequately funded from the returns to land and other natural resources. The activities of society as a whole give land its value. It is therefore both equitable and efficient for the community to tax or recapture land values to support the activities of government.
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Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Napoleon Hill digs deep to reveal how fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy prevent us from realising our personal goals. This long-suppressed parable, once considered too controversial to publish, was written by Hill in 1938 following the publication of his classic bestseller, Think and Grow Rich. This book- now available in a smaller paperback format- is profound, powerful, resonant, and rich with insight.