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A Cold War Turning Point: Nixon and China, 1969...
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In February 1972 President Nixon arrived in Beijing for what Chairman Mao Zedong called the "week that changed the world". Using recently declassified sources from American, Chinese, European, and Soviet archives, Chris Tudda's A Cold War Turning Point reveals new details about the relationship forged by the Nixon administration and the Chinese government that dramatically altered the trajectory of the Cold War. Between the years 1969 and 1972, Nixon's national security team actively fostered the US rapprochement with China. Tudda argues that Nixon, in bold opposition to the stance of his predecessors, recognized the mutual benefits of repairing the Sino-US relationship and was determined to establish a partnership with China. In a contested but calculated move, Nixon gradually eased trade and travel restrictions to China. Mao responded in kind, albeit slowly, by releasing prisoners, inviting the US ping-pong team to Beijing, and secretly hosting Secretary of State Henry Kissinger prior to Nixon's momentous visit. A Cold War Turning Point is the first book to use the Nixon tapes and Kissinger telephone conversations to illustrate the complexity of early Sino-US relations. The book is published by Louisiana State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Killian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043179/bk_acx0_043179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Tablets of The Divine Plan , Hörbuch, Digital, ...
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O that I could travel, even though on foot and in the utmost poverty, to these regions, and, raising the call of 'Ya Baha'u'l-Abha' in cities, villages, mountains, deserts and oceans, promote the divine teachings! This, alas, I cannot do. How intensely I deplore it! Please God, ye may achieve it. (`Abdu'l-Bahá) `Abdu'l-Bahá's historic journey to North America in 1912 "endowed the United States and Canada, nay the entire continent, with potentialities such as it had never known in its history."..."He, through that visit, had bequeathed a priceless heritage - a heritage which carried with it the sacred and primary obligation to arise and carry on in that fertile field the work He had so gloriously initiated." No sooner had His long and arduous journey ended, the world became embroiled in a global conflict whilst "...He, repairing to the quiet solitude of His residence in the close neighborhood of Bahá'u'lláh's hallowed shrine, continued to communicate His thoughts and wishes to those whom He had left behind..." "In the immortal Tablets... He unfolded to their eyes His conception of their spiritual destiny, His Plan for the mission He wished them to undertake. The seeds His hands had sown He was now watering with that same care, that same love and patience, which had characterized His previous endeavors whilst He was laboring in their midst." (Quotes from Shoghi Effendi - God Passes By) Produced by: Jon Rezin for HearTheWritings.com. Read by: Phillip Hinton. Directed by: Jon Rezin. Engineered by Jarome Matthew (Beijing, China). Edited by Will Ogilvie (Los Angeles, CA). Mixed and Mastered by: Jon Rezin @ Small Room Productions (Pasadena, CA). Music by: Jon Rezin. Album Design by: Jon Rezin (based on a design by Andrew Johnson). Photo By Sandra Balboa © 2012 HearTheWritings.com By permission of the copyright owner, The National Spiritual Assembly of The Bahá'ís of the United States ©1977. Please visit us at HearTheWr 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phillip Hinton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002245/bk_acx0_002245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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A Manual of Mending & Repairing Antiques
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Originally published in London 1896. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. A thorough knowledge of the art of repairing, mending, or restoring various objects and antiques is of very great value, since there is no antique business or household in which it is not often called for.Contents Include: Materials used in mending. Mending broken China, Porcelain, Crockery, Majolica, Terra Cotta, Brick and Tile Work. Mending Glass. Wood Shavings in mending and making many objects. Repairing Woodwork. Repairing and restoring Books, Manuscripts, and Papers. Papier-Mache. Repairing Toys. Mending Stone-Work, Mosaics, Ceresa Work, Porcelain or Crockery Mosaic. Repairing Ivory. Repairing Amber. Mending India Rubber Shoes and Making Garments waterproof. Mending Metal-Work. Repairing Leather Work. Mending Hats etc by Felting. Invisible Mending of Garments, Lace and Embroideries. Mending Mother of Pearl and Coral. Restoring and Repairing Pictures. General Recipes.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Overdressed
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Until recently, Elizabeth Cline was a typical American consumer. She'd grown accustomed to shopping at outlet malls, discount stores like T.J. Maxx, and cheap but trendy retailers like Forever 21, Target, and H&M. She was buying a new item of clothing almost every week (the national average is sixty-four per year) but all she had to show for it was a closet and countless storage bins packed full of low-quality fads she barely wore-including the same sailor-stripe tops and fleece hoodies as a million other shoppers. When she found herself lugging home seven pairs of identical canvas flats from Kmart (a steal at $7 per pair, marked down from $15!), she realized that something was deeply wrong. Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JCPenney now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices. Retailers are pro ducing clothes at enormous volumes in order to drive prices down and profits up, and they've turned clothing into a disposable good. After all, we have little reason to keep wearing and repairing the clothes we already own when styles change so fast and it's cheaper to just buy more. But what are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being? In Overdressed, Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut, tracing the rise of budget clothing chains, the death of middle-market and independent retail ers, and the roots of our obsession with deals and steals. She travels to cheap-chic factories in China, follows the fashion industry as it chases even lower costs into Bangladesh, and looks at the impact (both here and abroad) of America's drastic increase in imports. She even explores how cheap fashion harms the charity thrift shops and textile recyclers where our masses of cloth ing castoffs end up. Sewing, once a life skill for American women and a pathway from poverty to the middle class for workers, is now a dead-end sweatshop job. The pressures of cheap have forced retailers to drastically reduce detail and craftsmanship, making the clothes we wear more and more uniform, basic, and low quality. Creative inde pendent designers struggle to produce good and sustainable clothes at affordable prices. Cline shows how consumers can break the buy-and-toss cycle by supporting innovative and stylish sustainable designers and retailers, refash ioning clothes throughout their lifetimes, and mending and even making clothes themselves. Overdressed will inspire you to vote with your dollars and find a path back to being well dressed and feeling good about what you wear.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 25.11.2020
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A Manual of Mending & Repairing Antiques
49,99 € *
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Originally published in London 1896. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. A thorough knowledge of the art of repairing, mending, or restoring various objects and antiques is of very great value, since there is no antique business or household in which it is not often called for.Contents Include: Materials used in mending. Mending broken China, Porcelain, Crockery, Majolica, Terra Cotta, Brick and Tile Work. Mending Glass. Wood Shavings in mending and making many objects. Repairing Woodwork. Repairing and restoring Books, Manuscripts, and Papers. Papier-Mache. Repairing Toys. Mending Stone-Work, Mosaics, Ceresa Work, Porcelain or Crockery Mosaic. Repairing Ivory. Repairing Amber. Mending India Rubber Shoes and Making Garments waterproof. Mending Metal-Work. Repairing Leather Work. Mending Hats etc by Felting. Invisible Mending of Garments, Lace and Embroideries. Mending Mother of Pearl and Coral. Restoring and Repairing Pictures. General Recipes.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 25.11.2020
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Overdressed
5,70 € *
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Until recently, Elizabeth Cline was a typical American consumer. She'd grown accustomed to shopping at outlet malls, discount stores like T.J. Maxx, and cheap but trendy retailers like Forever 21, Target, and H&M. She was buying a new item of clothing almost every week (the national average is sixty-four per year) but all she had to show for it was a closet and countless storage bins packed full of low-quality fads she barely wore-including the same sailor-stripe tops and fleece hoodies as a million other shoppers. When she found herself lugging home seven pairs of identical canvas flats from Kmart (a steal at $7 per pair, marked down from $15!), she realized that something was deeply wrong. Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most Americans dress. Stores ranging from discounters like Target to traditional chains like JCPenney now offer the newest trends at unprecedentedly low prices. Retailers are pro ducing clothes at enormous volumes in order to drive prices down and profits up, and they've turned clothing into a disposable good. After all, we have little reason to keep wearing and repairing the clothes we already own when styles change so fast and it's cheaper to just buy more. But what are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being? In Overdressed, Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut, tracing the rise of budget clothing chains, the death of middle-market and independent retail ers, and the roots of our obsession with deals and steals. She travels to cheap-chic factories in China, follows the fashion industry as it chases even lower costs into Bangladesh, and looks at the impact (both here and abroad) of America's drastic increase in imports. She even explores how cheap fashion harms the charity thrift shops and textile recyclers where our masses of cloth ing castoffs end up. Sewing, once a life skill for American women and a pathway from poverty to the middle class for workers, is now a dead-end sweatshop job. The pressures of cheap have forced retailers to drastically reduce detail and craftsmanship, making the clothes we wear more and more uniform, basic, and low quality. Creative inde pendent designers struggle to produce good and sustainable clothes at affordable prices. Cline shows how consumers can break the buy-and-toss cycle by supporting innovative and stylish sustainable designers and retailers, refash ioning clothes throughout their lifetimes, and mending and even making clothes themselves. Overdressed will inspire you to vote with your dollars and find a path back to being well dressed and feeling good about what you wear.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 25.11.2020
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Restoration and History
43,49 € *
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Once a forest has been destroyed, should one plant a new forest to emulate the old, or else plant designer forests to satisfy our immediate needs? Should we aim to re-create forests, or simply create them? How does the past shed light on our environmental efforts, and how does the present influence our environmental goals? Can we predict the future of restoration?This book explores how a consideration of time and history can improve the practice of restoration. There is a past of restoration, as well as past assumptions about restoration, and such assumptions have political and social implications. Governments around the world are willing to spend billions on restoration projects - in the Everglades, along the Rhine River, in the South China Sea - without acknowledging that former generations have already wrestled with repairing damaged ecosystems, that there have been many kinds of former ecosystems, and that there are many former ways of understanding such systems. This book aims to put the dimension of time back into our understanding of environmental efforts. Historic ecosystems can serve as models for our restorative efforts, if we can just describe such ecosystems. What conditions should be brought back, and do such conditions represent new natures or better pasts? A collective answer is given in these pages - and it is not a unified answer.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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Restoration and History
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Once a forest has been destroyed, should one plant a new forest to emulate the old, or else plant designer forests to satisfy our immediate needs? Should we aim to re-create forests, or simply create them? How does the past shed light on our environmental efforts, and how does the present influence our environmental goals? Can we predict the future of restoration? This book explores how a consideration of time and history can improve the practice of restoration. There is a past of restoration, as well as past assumptions about restoration, and such assumptions have political and social implications. Governments around the world are willing to spend billions on restoration projects - in the Everglades, along the Rhine River, in the South China Sea - without acknowledging that former generations have already wrestled with repairing damaged ecosystems, that there have been many kinds of former ecosystems, and that there are many former ways of understanding such systems. This book aims to put the dimension of time back into our understanding of environmental efforts. Historic ecosystems can serve as models for our restorative efforts, if we can just describe such ecosystems. What conditions should be brought back, and do such conditions represent new natures or better pasts? A collective answer is given in these pages - and it is not a unified answer.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 25.11.2020
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