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End Of An Era

Autor: Carl Minzner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190672080
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China's reform era is ending. Core factors that characterized it-political stability, ideological openness, and rapid economic growth-are unraveling. Since the 1990s, Beijing's leaders have firmly rejected any fundamental reform of their authoritarian one-party political system, even as a decades-long boom has reshaped China's economy and society. On the surface, their efforts have been a success. Political turmoil has toppled former Communist East bloc regimes, internal unrest overtaken Middle East nations, and populist movements risen to challenge established Western democracies. China, in contrast, has appeared a relative haven of stability and growth. But as Carl Minzner shows, a closer look at China's reform era reveals a different truth. Over the past three decades, a frozen political system has fueled both the rise of entrenched interests within the Communist Party itself, and the systematic underdevelopment of institutions of governance among state and society at large. Economic cleavages have widened. Social unrest has worsened. Ideological polarization has deepened. Now, to address these looming problems, China's leaders are progressively cannibalizing institutional norms and practices that have formed the bedrock of the regime's stability in the reform era. Technocratic rule is giving way to black-box purges; collective governance sliding back towards single-man rule. The post-1978 era of "reform and opening up" is ending. China is closing down. Uncertainty hangs in the air as a new future slouches towards Beijing to be born. End of an Era explains how China arrived at this dangerous turning point, and outlines the potential outcomes that could result.

Steven Universe End Of An Era

Autor: Chris McDonnell
ISBN: 9781419742842
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The official sequel to the bestselling Steven Universe: Art & Origins Steven Universe: End of an Era is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling behind-the-scenes companion book Steven Universe: Art & Origins. Showcasing new concept art, storyboards, background paintings, and exclusive interviews, End of an Era will update the history of the Emmy Award-winning series to cover season four through to the critically acclaimed finale, "Change Your Mind," and beyond. Fans can expect a special focus on creator and showrunner Rebecca Sugar's elaborate process for creating the lore for the series, as she and the crew reveal how they discovered and developed the complete story arc for each character, as well as how they were able to design a show that so refreshingly captures and celebrates the experience of childhood. Steven Universe: End of an Era is a heartfelt send-off to one of the most progressive, imaginative, and beloved animated series of our time.

End Of An Era

Autor: John MacArthur
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
ISBN: 9781418534066
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MacArthur Old Testament Study Guide Series, Volume 8 A Study in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes Solomon is known as the wisest man who ever lived, and he wrote a significant portion of the Old Testament. His writings range from immensely practical, pithy proverbs to beautiful romantic poetry—and all are filled with his wisdom and insight. Yet behind those writings stood a flawed man, a man who was conflicted between deep wisdom and tragic folly. The king who warned against many sins did not follow his own advice, and wound up leading Israel into idolatry. Nevertheless, Solomon's life and writings provide valuable lessons for life in the twenty-first century. End of an Era takes an in-depth look at the historical period beginning with Solomon’s ascent to the throne of Israel and continuing through his tragic end. Studies focus largely on discovering the vital importance of wisdom, with close-up portraits of the wise woman, the foolish sluggard, and others. You will also find careful considerations of doctrinal themes, such as “Starting Strong, Finishing Strong” and “Wisdom from Above, Wisdom from Below.” This twelve-volume MacArthur Old Testament Study Guide series provides intriguing twelve-week examinations of the Old Testament. Each guide looks at a portion of Scripture from three perspectives—historical studies, character studies, and thematic studies—and incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Old Testament with guidance from John MacArthur.

Rock Lighthouses Of Britain

Autor: Christopher P. Nicholson
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781870325417
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When waves higher than the vessels that sail upon them smash against the half-submerged rocks at the extremities our coastline, the whole ocean becomes a raging foam which continues to claim the lives of unwary navigators. Man's struggle to build a permanent and durable structure such as a lighthouse on these sites is a story that cannot fail to stir the emotions of anyone who enjoys tales of endeavour, ingenuity and dogged determination. In this second edition of his book, Christopher Nicholson vividly describes the construction and history to the present day of some of the world's most famous lighthouses. Book jacket.

Angry White Men

Autor: Michael Kimmel
Publisher: Bold Type Books
ISBN: 156858962X
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"Kimmel has made a career out of being what you might call a man-translator."-The Atlantic The white American male voter is alive and well--and angry as hell. Sociologist Michael Kimmel, one of the leading writers on men and masculinity, has spent hundreds of hours in the company of America's angry white men--from white supremacists to men's rights activists to young students--in pursuit of a comprehensive diagnosis of their fears, anxieties, and rage. Kimmel locates this increase in anger in the seismic economic, social, and political shifts that have transformed the American landscape: Downward mobility, increased racial and gender equality, and tenaciously clinging to an anachronistic ideology of masculinity has left many men feeling betrayed and bewildered. Raised to expect unparalleled social and economic privilege, white men are suffering today from what Kimmel calls "aggrieved entitlement": a sense that those benefits that white men believed were their due have been snatched away from them. The election of Donald Trump proved that angry white men can still change the course of history. Here, Kimmel argues that we must consider the rage of this "forgotten" group and create solutions that address the concerns of all Americans.

St Ann S End Of An Era

Autor: Peter Richardson
ISBN: 9780368917967
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Photo journalistic story of the mass clearance of the area of St Ann's Nottingham which consisted of houses mostly built in the mid eighteen hundreds. Many people had to continue living amongst the demolition work and these photographs portray a snapshot of their way of life during this upheaval.

The End Of An Era

Autor: Tony Benn
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446493385
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Tony Benn's final instalment of diaries centres on a decade which saw the disintegration of Eastern Europe, an unprecedented assault on the labour movement at home, the fall of Margaret Thatcher and the tragic war in the Gulf. It is a period which marks the peak of Tony Benn's reputation as a brilliant parliamentarian. This final volume of diaries gives us insight into an era of extraordinary international and domestic political life making it one of the most important political writings of our time.

End Of An Era

Autor: Robert J. Sawyer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429914659
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Archaeologist Brandon Thackery and his rival Miles 'Klicks' Jordan fulfill a dinosaur lover's dream with history's first time-travel jaunt to the late Mesozoic. Hoping to solve the extinction mystery, they find Earth's gravity is only half its 21st century value and dinosaurs that behave very strangely. Could the slimey blue creatures from Mars have something to do with both? At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Steven Universe Art Origins

Autor: Chris McDonnell
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683350839
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Steven Universe: Art & Origins is the first book to take fans behind the scenes of the groundbreaking and boundlessly creative Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe. The eponymous Steven is a boy who—alongside his mentors, the Crystal Gems (Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl)—must learn to use his inherited powers to protect his home, Beach City, from the forces of evil. Bursting with concept art, production samples, early sketches, storyboards, and exclusive commentary, this lavishly illustrated companion book offers a meticulous written and visual history of the show, as well as an all-access tour of the creative team’s process. Steven Universe: Art & Origins reveals how creator Rebecca Sugar, the writers, the animators, and the voice actors work in tandem to bring this adventure-packed television series to life.

End Of An Era

Autor: R. J. Daniel
Publisher: Periscope Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 9781904381181
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This valuable book fills a welcome gap in the history of the Royal Navy, specifically the role of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors (RCNC) during the last half-century. The author served in the Eastern and Pacific Fleets during World War Two.

End Of An Era

Autor: John Sergeant Wise
Publisher: Anza Publishing
ISBN: 9781932490121
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This memoir constitutes one of the best first-person narratives of the Civil War experience. It is written with power, candour, objectivity and elegance. The story that John Sergeant Wise recounts is a colourful, almost novelistic account of a young Confederate soldier's life and views. END OF AN ERA is a valuable archive of sociological and anthropological information about a bygone era. Wise affectionately recounts the cultural and economic diversity of his social landscape. He describes many of the small towns, villages, and territories of early Virginia, recalling the demographic, economic, religious, and political aspects that made them notable. In the book's detailed prose, the various strands that made up the fabric of antebellum Southern culture are captured beautifully. He also describes the privations and horrors of war, and the failings of Southern leaders, with unflinching honesty. He does not glorify the Southern army or its government, nor does he try to justify his occasionally ungentlemanly conduct and speech. The full range of his emotions is exhibited in this memoir, reactions he had to the complex changes that occurred within his own circle, as well as in larger Southern society.

Darkening Of The Light

Autor: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center
ISBN: 1890350508
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OVER THE LAST decade or more we have become increasingly aware of how our materialistic, energy-intensive civilization has been destroying the fragile balance of the web of life that has sustained humanity and all living beings for millennia. Yet, while spiritual teachings tell us that the events in the outer world are a reflection of changes taking place in the inner worlds, we appear to have little awareness of how this outer darkening is reflected within. This book, written between 2004 and the winter of 2012, tells the story of these inner changes that belong to our spiritual destiny and the fate of our planet. It is a witness to the darkening of the light of the sacred, reflected in our continued ecological destruction, and what this might mean to our shared destiny. With this darkening comes the danger that we may lose the opportunity for the global awakening that was possible at the beginning of the new millennium. This story of our collective destiny, however painful, needs to be heard if we are to take responsibility for the Earth and reclaim our sacred role as guardians of the planet.


Autor: Sophie Aldred
Publisher: Virgin Pub
ISBN: 9781852275747
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In 1989, Doctor Who vanquished the villian for the last time on British screens. This book is an account of the last three years of televised Doctor Who as seen through the eyes of Sophie Aldred, who portrayed Ace, the Doctor's last TV companion, and Mike Tucker, one of the visual effects designers. It contains interviews with other actors and members of the production staff and anecdotes from location shoots and rehearsal rooms. Also included are photographs from private collections and from a specially commissioned photo shoot.

The End Of An Era

Autor: John S 1846-1913 Wise
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781359500526
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