The Kaani want to size us up, before welcoming us into the interstellar community. Unfortunately, we don't quite measure up to their exacting standards. War, poverty and inequality are considered too prevalent within our society for us to be let loose on the universe.
The Kaani decide to share some of their knowledge with us, hoping that with a slight nudge we will get our act together.
Humanity then embarks upon a golden era, making real steps forward towards solving our most fundamental problems. But it isn't too long before the bad behaviour kicks back in and humanity is back to square one.
When the Kaani visit us again, we are not ready to welcome them back, but instead react violently to their arrival. Of course we are no match for their far superior technology and our defenses are compromised easily.
The Kaani, fortunately, are not interested in conquering us, but instead want to educate us. Therefore, they decide to take a selection of our children to their home-world on a fact-finding mission.
Johnathon and Cleetus are among this group of children and we follow their adventures as they explore their own humanity and question whether or not we can ever measure up to the exacting standards of the Kaani.
What starts of as a humorous look at what it means to be human, gradually gets darker as we explore how our failures as a society may be linked to hierarchies and power structures. Is the key to a free and peaceful society the rejection of accepted authority, and how will those with power react to their way of life being threatened?
Combining up-to date commentary and analysis with case studies and features, this textbook will help develop an understanding of politics from the local to the international, revealing how political issues affect us all.
- Comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in global politics
- Analysis of the perspectives of liberalism and realism
- Definitions of key terms and concepts to help clarify knowledge and understanding of political language
- Exam focus sections at the end of each chapter to test and develop understanding of key topics, offering practice for short and essay questions
The new foreword -- written collectively by renowned anthropologists who were all students of the Murphys -- is both a tribute to the Murphys and a critical reflection on the continued relevance of their work today.
It’s about God’s purpose in making us “one with Jesus” and the power of prayer to make us “fellow heirs with him of all things.” It’s about life when “God’s will is done on earth as it is in heaven,” our service in the coming kingdom and those we will serve. Discovering this missing hope alerts us to the dangers in the counterfeit gospels popular today. You will see that even if we were to gain the whole world, it would not compare to “life after heaven.”
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Geordie Sutton was more interested in the wildlife of the prairie slough and along the Iowa River than he was in following his father’s footsteps into the practice of law. His world stretched comfortably from quiet, tree-lined streets with well-spaced houses to clandestine adventures on the river. But the turn of the century was still not far behind, and not even the impact of Darwin could persuade Geordie’s father than a career in natural science was anything more than an excuse to loaf in the outdoors.
Questioning his own right to choose a life of which his father disapproved, Geordie joined an expedition to Laysan Island, an atoll in the Pacific, where five species of oceanic birds unique to that island were threatened with extinction. There, among colonies of albatross, miller birds, shearwaters, honey eaters and teal, finch and little flightless rails, as well as seals, huge turtles, and most surprisingly of all, rabbits which the expedition had come to kill, Geordie learned that life is full of cruelty as well as beauty, and that no man can stand aside from involvement with both these forces.
A Certain Island is Robert Murphy’s fourth novel, a story of a classic adolescent conflict set against a background of true natural adventure.
Learning Online synthesizes research findings on the effectiveness of different types of online learning, but a major message of the book is that student outcomes arise from the joint influence of implementation, context, and learner characteristics interacting with technology--not from technology alone. The book describes available research about how best to implement different forms of online learning for specific kinds of students, subject areas, and contexts.
Building on available evidence regarding practices that make online and blended learning more effective in different contexts, Learning Online draws implications for institutional and state policies that would promote judicious uses of online learning and effective implementation models. This in-depth research work concludes with a call for an online learning implementation research agenda, combining education institutions and research partners in a collaborative effort to generate and share evidence on effective practices.
* acclaimed recent crime films such as Shallow Grave, Shopping, and Face.
* early classics like They Made Me A Fugitive
* acknowledged classics such as Brighton Rock and The Long Good Friday
* 50s seminal works including The Lavender Hill Mob and The Ladykillers.