One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year On the morning of December 26, 2004, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculously survived. In this brave and searingly frank memoir, she describes those first horrifying moments and her long journey since. She has written an engrossing, unsentimental, beautifully poised account: as she struggles through the first months following the tragedy, furiously clenched against a reality that she cannot face and cannot deny; and then, over the ensuing years, as she emerges reluctantly, slowly allowing her memory to take her back through the rich and joyous life she’s mourning, from her family’s home in London, to the birth of her children, to the year she met her English husband at Cambridge, to her childhood in Colombo; all the while learning the difficult balance between the almost unbearable reminders of her loss and the need to keep her family, somehow, still alive within her. From the Hardcover edition.
Daily PlanetsAcademic Zodiac RTRRT * Your true natal skies * Why settle down for less?Copyright © 2012 by Klaudio Zic. MY NAME IS ZODIAC, ACADEMIC ZODIAC Every planet has its own zodiac, e.g. Sun in Orionis next. But what of your own natal planets? In order to know your planetary signs, you need a horoscope. Unfortunately, the young generation may not even know of the existence of the zodiac? The zodiac was founded in the year 1972. Yes, 2012 is jubilant to the zodiac! Serpens Ophiuchu
Heart of Wisdom is based on an oral commentary to the Essence of Wisdom Sutra (the Heart Sutra), which was given by the author at Manjushri Mahayana buddhist Centre in England. The Heart Sutra, one of the best known and most popular of Mahayana Buddhist scriptures, contains the essence of Buddha`s teachings on emptiness and the methods to develop the wisdom that understands this ultimate reality. In this highly acclaimed explanation of the Sutra, Geshe Kelsang reveals its explicit and implicit meanings with both clarity and authority, and relates them to the five Mahayana paths that lead to full enlightenment. Seen in modern light, Buddha had been able to perceive, even see the vast spatial distances between atoms and between sub-atomic particles filled with electrons and even sub-eletrons in a state of high vibration. This atomic condition corresponds to a similar pattern in the brains of living beings and to interstellar and interplanetary gaps. The subject of emptiness as the author explains deals with perceptions leading to concept of formation and creation of a world of sense ideas which is merely a random arranging of material resources in an otherwise empty space filled with vibrations of these very particles. This is a rather difficult subject handled facilely by the author.
À travers des saynètes courtes, les élèves de l'école primaire (CM1 et CM2) et de collège (de la 6ème à la 4ème) vont prendre contact avec la langue anglaise par le biais du théâtre, en abordant des thèmes qui leur sont proches. Il s'agit ici de deux saynètes pour les niveaux 5ème et 4ème. Téléchargement compatible pour MAC et PC. Ces saynètes sont issues du livre Saynètes en anglais (9-13 ans) dans la collection Expression théâtrale et sont écrites par François Fontaine. Clocks, watches and calendars ! Durée : environ 12 minutes Niveau : 5ème Nombre de personnages : 3 L'histoire John Doyle arrive dans un bureau. Est-il en avance ? En retard ? Mais surtout... que vend-t-il ? Quelles sont les compétences langagières utilisées ? Se présenter. Maîtriser les chiffres et les nombres. Demander, donner l'heure et la date. Épeler un nom. Wedding photo Durée : environ 4 minutes Niveau : 5ème / 4ème Nombre de personnages : 2 L'histoire En regardant les photos d'un album, Kathy et Matthew évoquent le mariage de la grande soeur de Kathy. Mais... Matthew ignore que Kathy a d'autres projets de mariage ! Quelles sont les compétences langagières utilisées ? Décrire des personnes, des caractères et des comportements. Exprimer ses goûts et affinités. Maîtriser le vocabulaire de la famille et des liens familiaux. Utiliser les adjectifs possessifs de la forme possessive. Important Ce PDF ne comporte pas de dispositif de cryptage limitant son utilisation, mais il est identifié par un tatouage permettant d'assurer sa traçabilité.
This book divides TIME into three main units. The first unit will be time in general. The second unit will be time as we know it on clocks. The third unit will be dedicated to calendars. The purpose in writing this book is to make the reader THINK. Should we change our current clock and/or calendar to make them better? For example: why are there 60 minutes in an hour, or why do we have 28, 29, 30, or 31 days in a month? In the first unit, Rick gives us a brief introduction and some historical theories as to how and why man started keeping track of time. In one of the sections in this unit, Rick tries to show how the ages in the Bible’s genealogy from Adam to Noah are more realistic by using lunar years instead of solar. He concludes this unit with his version of time zones. The second unit is dedicated to clocks and other hour-measuring devices. Sundials, water clocks, candles, mechanical, and atomic clocks are some of the types mentioned. The reader is given information to explain why the day was divided into 24 hours and why the hour was divided into 60 minutes. Rick concludes this unit by proposing a solar day of 100 shorter hours. Finally, the third unit is devoted to the solar year, giving details of some of the early calendars like the Egyptian, Babylonian, Roman, Gregorian, etc. Here is where we see the mark that the early lunar or luni-solar calendars have left on our current calendar. In this unit, Rick gives us his calendar proposal featuring a ten-day week. But the most spectacular section is the section titled “The Dates and Times of Jesus’s Birth and Death.” He uses scientific data, historical information, and scriptural references to deduce the exact times and dates of Jesus’s birth and death.
For every major feast, saint’s day and commemoration in the calendars of the Anglican churches of the UK, this liturgical resource and spiritual companion offers a feast of readings that reflects the richness, depth and variety of the Christian tradition from the earliest years of the church to the present day. Writings from across the centuries represent the Eastern, Western, Roman and Celtic traditions and constitute a vibrant history of Christianity manifested in the lives of hundreds of holy men and women as diverse as first century martyrs, or twentieth century social reformers. A complementary volume to Exciting Holiness which provides scripture readings and prayers for the calendar, this is now updated to include the additional commemorations in the Church of England’s calendar of saints.
The Mythology of Venus is a collection of essays that summarizes the archaeoastronomy, calendar associations, religious and cultural icons, and myths identified with the planet Venus. The book concentrates on Western Europe, the Mediterranean, the Near East, and the East from the Paleolithic Age to the Iron Age. It reveals the archetype of a goddess associated with the planet Venus who is identified with transformation, spiritual resurrection, and enlightenment. The characteristics of the goddess are steeped in sexual metaphors which contain images of birth and re-birth, and they reveal a pattern of symbols that follows the journey of the planet Venus through its cycles in the night sky. Moreover, the journey of Venus and the corresponding icons associated with the goddess are part of an intricate pattern of symbolic language that is seen on ancient monuments and on the ancient calendars of several cultures. Temples from France and Ireland to Greece and Malta trace the journey of the planet Venus and the story of the goddess of Venus.