A magnificent tale of crackpot notions and sky-high courage – from David Almond, the master of magical realism, with illustrations by the award-winning Polly Dunbar. Paul believes that the moon is not the moon, but is a great hole in the sky. It’s one of many strange ideas that he’s never told anyone (at school he was told that he had no ideas at all), until he meets Molly, his irrepressible neighbour, who begins to convince him that his theory might just change the world. Helped by a very long ladder, some highly irregular characters, two rather worried parents and a great deal of community spirit, Paul takes to the sky. But his astonishing discovery there can’t keep him away for long – what is waiting for him back at home is turning out to be better than he’d ever imagined…
This is a philosophical investigation of the issues of understanding, using the church, a preacher and his congregation as well as extended audience (the listeners of his Sunday morning radio show on Raypower 100.5 FM) as the focus. This monograph surveys how information is disseminated, received, interpreted, understood and acted upon within the above described sender-receiver spectrum. This treatise considers both sides of the understanding divide as a subset of the communication process. Here, ‘Understanding’ is treated as a concept that bears significant relevance to the process of communication, but not as the process itself. The sender-receiver spectrum is problematised in this study, evaluating the antics, theatrics, flamboyance and verbose style of Reverend Chris Okotie, Senior Pastor, Household of God Church (located in Oregun-Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria) versus the depth of understanding of his messages that members of his congregation possess. The style and content distractions that may corrupt the understanding of a preacher's messages are discussed in ways that offer solutions to the problem.
Functional decline predisposes older adults to falls and resulting injuries, which are serious and common medical problems experienced by older adults. The costs of falling are high, both to the individual and to society. This book is based on a randomized, controlled trial conducted between April 2010 and March 2013 at the UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland. The purpose of the study was to examine risk factors for falling, including body composition, physical functioning and fear of falling in home-dwelling older women. The study evaluated the effects of supervised multimodal group exercise on physical functioning, falls, fall-related injuries and fear of falling, and its cost-effectiveness from a societal perspective.
A dreamworld where it rains fish instead of water, people dance through dinner, and children sleep with tigers--welcome to the imagination of author/artist Leif Parsons, whose detailed dreamscapes make ONLY FISH FALL FROM THE SKY a charming bedtime book sure to fascinate preschoolers and young readers. A boy wakes from a marvelous dream to find the world is not quite as he left it--raindrops are falling from the sky, instead of fish, when everyone knows that only fish fall from the sky! But is he asleep or awake? Kids can decide for themselves which world they prefer as they pore over the imaginative dreamscapes of author/illustrator Leif Parson's delightful alternate world. Movement infuses every inch of Parsons' elaborate illustrations, enticing young readers to linger over each spread to discover such kid-friendly surprises as kangaroos jumping double-dutch, a giant nose poking out of a city window, or a squirrel taking meticulous notes.
1586 - London, England. Sixteen-year-old Mercy Hart is the daughter of one of London`s richest - and strictest - cloth merchants. Kit Turner is an actor and the illegitimate son of the late Earl of Dorset. A chance encounter finds Kit falling for the beautiful Mercy`s charms, but their love is forbidden.
There once was a House Rabbit, who lived peacefully in an old house upon a hill. Peacefully, that is, until one moonlit night... When Rabbit is woken by a frightening crash, he's sure the house is falling down. As fur flies and chaos ensues, join Rabbit and his friends on their brave mission to realize the truth and face their fears. There once was a House Rabbit, who lived peacefully in an old house upon a hill. Peacefully, that is, until one moonlit night... When Rabbit is woken by a frightening crash, he's sure the house is falling down. As fur flies and chaos ensues, join Rabbit and his friends on their brave mission to realize the truth and face their fears.
Oral squamous cell carcinoma is a fatality that conjures images of the worse kinds in the minds of the sufferer and those related. The therapeutic modalities employed are insufficient in treating the disease. Therefore, the understanding of the role of host immunity in treatment protocols is important. This research work is an attempt towards understanding the pathobiology of tumor invasiveness and the role of host immunity in defense against the metastatic carcinomatous cells in regional lymph nodes.
Bandits, cattle drives, fist fights... Adventure is everywhere under a Western sky. Lucky Luke arrives in Nugget Gulch in the company of another lonesome rider, John Smith. The town is buzzing with excitement over the coming horserace, and the considerable prize promised to the winner. Financially embarrassed, Luke signs up, counting on his exceptional mount to ensure victory. Unfortunately, Jolly Jumper is stolen just before the race! The lonesome cowboy will have to get by without his old friend back this time.
Mathematical competencies are herein distinctively regarded as procedural knowledge, conceptual understanding, and problem solving skills whereas these are chronologically listed in accordance to level of difficulty and understanding of the learner. Knowing how to apply the rudimentary operations of Algebra is a skill which is hereby categorized as Procedural knowledge competency. Digging on the deeper understanding of an Algebraic principle, like comprehension of the laws of equation, is now considered as Conceptual understanding skill; and to apply an Algebraic principle in a real life situation is what we label here as Problem solving skill of the student.
Marian Sutro is an outsider: the daughter of a diplomat, brought up on the shores of Lake Geneva and in England, half French, half British, naive yet too clever for her own good. But when she is recruited from her desk job by SOE to go undercover in wartime France, it seems her hybrid status - and fluent French - will be of service to a greater, more dangerous cause. Trained in sabotage, dead-drops, how to perform under interrogation and how to kill, Marian parachutes into south-west France, her official mission to act as a Resistance courier. But her real destination is Paris, where she must seek out family friend Clement Pelletier, once the focus of her adolescent desires. A nuclear physicist engaged in the race for a new and terrifying weapon, he is of urgent significance to her superiors. As she struggles through the strange, lethal landscape of the Occupation towards this reunion, what completes her training is the understanding that war changes everything, and neither love nor fatherland may be trusted. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky is both a gripping adventure story and a moving meditation on patriotism, betrayal and the limits of love.
A fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or «gone down» are the only ones who understand «up.» Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as «falling upward.» In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who have come to their fullness. Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness Offers a new view of how spiritual growth happens?loss is gain Richard. Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines This important book explores the counterintuitive message that we grow spiritually much more by doing wrong than by doing right.
Aqidah plays a vital role in shaping Muslim thought and behaviour. It is the first element that guides to the real meaning of this life and interprets its past, present and future. Sayyid Qutb never neglected this point in his writings. Rather, he placed significant importance by innovating his own understanding based on his wide knowledge and experiences. His magnificent work, Fi Zilal al-Qur’an is one of the most recognized contemporary Qur’anic exegesis that reflects his views on matters related to Tawhid al-Uluhiyyah, al-Rububiyyah, al-Sifat and many more. Based on the above mentioned fact, this research aims to examine Sayyid Qutb’s understanding of Aqidah and explore the truth whether it is in line with the early Muslim scholars or not, under the title; Sayyid Qutb’s Understanding of Aqidah: An Analysis.
The Workbook consists solely of self-study exercises, with answers included, providing students the opportunity to explore and practice grammar independently. It is keyed to explanatory grammar charts in both the Student Book and the Chartbook. Understanding and Using English Grammar is a classic developmental skills text for intermediate to advanced English language learners.