Footprints in Paradise

Ecotourism, Local Knowledge, and Nature Therapies in Okinawa

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Author: Andrea E. Murray

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785333860

Category: Science

Page: 186

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The economic imperative of sustainable tourism development frequently shapes life on small subtropical islands. In Okinawa, ecotourism promises to provide employment for a dwindling population of rural youth while preserving the natural environment and bolstering regional pride. Footprints in Paradise explores the transformation in community and sense of place as Okinawans come to view themselves through the lens of the visiting tourist consumer, and as their language, landscapes, and wildlife are reconstituted as treasured and vulnerable resources. The rediscovery and revaluing of local ecological knowledge strengthens Okinawan or Uchinaa cultural heritage, despite the controversial presence of US military bases amidst a hegemonic Japanese state.

The Killing Of Polly Carter (A Death in Paradise Mystery, Book 2)

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Author: Robert Thorogood

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474038093

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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‘Deftly entertaining ... satisfyingly pushes all the requisite Agatha Christie-style buttons’ - Barry Forshaw, THE INDEPENDENT An original story from the creator and writer of the hit BBC One TV series, Death in Paradise, featuring on-screen favourite detective, DI Richard Poole.

In the Quest of Paradise

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Author: Ingrid Heller

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426947062

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 260

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Based on a true story, this adventurous spiritual suspense and esoteric thriller will take you on the journey where the conscious and the subconscious meet. Unexpected surprises permeate this story of love, faith and hope in action - a pleasant departure from the standard novel. Learn about the mystery of soul mates and their fate; learn about the subconscious activity that projects outward into our own physical world, in which our personal life drama is staged.

Paradise Restored

Sermons from Revelation for Lent and Easter

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Author: William Mosley

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 0788019929

Category: Lutheran Church

Page: 93

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Bill Mosley believes the book of Revelation has had a bad rap--while it has the reputation of being a gloomy diatribe about a terrible Day of Judgment and Wrath, it is actually full of action and praise of God. Paradise Restored is a set of 15 practical and positive meditations that invites readers to take a new look at this most misunderstood book in the Bible. Focusing on how Revelation proclaims the cross and celebrates salvation rather than on dreary apocalyptic adventures, these uplifting messages emphasize the message of Christ's redemptive power that lies at the core of all its colorful symbolism. Paradise Restored provides a complete integrated preaching program that ties together the Lenten pilgrimage with the Easter celebration. Seven sermons for Ash Wednesday and Lent examine each of the letters to the seven churches in Asia Minor that comprise the second and third chapters, while additional messages for Good Friday and the seven Sundays of Easter are based on other texts from Revelation (mostly lectionary pericopes). John's vision thus moves from the practical considerations of the seven churches to the glorious sight of the New Heaven and the New Earth. But this book isn't only for preachers--it's also great for devotional reading or as a user-friendly way to dip your toes in the book of Revelation.

Footprints of the Lord

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Author: Uchenna Mezue

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412029201

Category: Christianity

Page: 180

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There is very little to say in the way of introduction to this work except that the thoughts expressed are not original. They derive from the accumulated knowledge received by humanity from the Love of God and which is freely available to all in many forms. I have drawn from the sacred literature of the three major revealed religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam, but significantly I have drawn freely from the work '"In the Light of Truth" the Grail Message' by Abd-ru-shin. I also acknowledge the influence of all other works that lead to the One true God and the many thoughts and words of fellow human beings who have travelled the same path, whether these were never expressed or were eloquently expressed in writing or verbally. Since the work is so intimately associated with the guidance we have received from our God, I have not always paraphrased or referred to the specific source. This is most marked with the Grail Message the reading of which has influenced and changed my life completely. It may suffice to say that in its comprehensiveness, the Grail Message moves through the whole of this work. I have also not always quoted specific references from the Bible but as the title suggests the New Testament especially is a primary source. In spite of this or perhaps because of it, it must be emphasized that the contents of this book is limited by and within my understanding. The Truth stands above everything, and knowledge about our Creator is infinitely profound. No single human being can claim full understanding or even enough understanding to lead others unless he is especially called to that mission. I therefore offer this only as an encouragement to others to seek more diligently, to look more closely at our heritage as Christians and as human beings and to remain open to the work of the Spirit of Truth.

The Foot-prints of Satan

Or, The Devil in History (The Counterpart of "God in History")

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Author: Hollis Read

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Devil

Page: 541

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Paradise, New York

A Novel

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Author: Eileen Pollack

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566397896

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Trying to keep her family's Catskill resort solvent, Lucy Appelbaum copes with interference from her family, incensed at her love for a black handyman, from a nearby Hasid, from elderly Communists leading a hotel strike, and from her opinionated staff. UP.

Parker's Paradise

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Author: C. Joseph Socha

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146282904X

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

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Parkers Paradise is the authors fifth book, and yet it is about the beginning of his writing career. Its a story about the audio-visual business, sight and sound media that takes place in 1950, at WWIIs end. Socha got a lucky break after graduation from college and looking for writing jobs. There werent any. It was a period where America was getting back into peacetime activity, building new automobiles and replenishing consumer products that were rationed and scarce during the war. And the whole world was rushing into competition for our market. So selling jobs were much in demand. Fortunately, an opportunity opened in the sales training and promotion business. They needed a writer-trainee in the audio-visual industry, someone who would work cheap and learn the business. Joe Socha by-passed a fine paying job as a salesman and took on that trainee position. And thats what this book is about. A special talent is involved in sales training and promotion work. Its not just a matter of writing words. There is the need for applied psychology, being aware of the psychological reasons why people buy. There is knowing how to write copy that is VISUAL, not so easy to do. It is an acquired skill. There is another element involved which separates the men from the boys, as they say. That is to deliver acceptable copy to meet hard deadlines. The author watched many exceptional writers fail because they could not cut the deadlines. Where creativity is involved, its not a matter of putting in more time to do the job because the mind often tends to rebel when pressure is applied. Its a tough combination. A tired mind tends to respond with dull, unacceptable copy. In Parkers Paradise the author tells a story honest with his experience. He started as a trainee at age 30, for gosh sakes. Most people his age were locked into careers already. In the book you see how the business is run, creating copy, surviving the politics of the business where those in power make a lot of money and resist losing that power. And how do you handle the client who often does not really have a good idea what he wants in the programs he pays for. Its a matter of communication, trying to read the clients mind, and handling his insecurity and indecision when meeting those deadlines is endangered. A lot of ulcers in this business. And a lot of quitters who just cant handle the heat. Bear in mind that the story is about the 1950s era when we used TYPEWRITERS. Made duplicate copies with carbon paper. Used erasers to correct mistakes. No word processors in those days. So whats this Paradise thing? The paradise idea is something anyone can make use of to control stress. Could help the man who is under a lot of pressure on or off the jobto survive that pressure. I think even housewives can use this Paradise system. They work hard at the family business and feel unappreciated. Read the book. You will find it interesting, very informative, and maybe even cast new light on your tough life, and how to handle it.

Against the Grain

An Irreverent View of Alberta

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Author: Catherine Ford

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 1551991446

Category: History

Page: 272

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A contrarian view of Alberta and Albertans from the outspoken and often controversial former Calgary Herald columnist. In 2005, Alberta celebrates its centenary: a hundred-year stretch that has seen the province catapulted from being little more than thinly populated grassland and mountain to one of Canada’s richest provinces, one with a fair claim to being perpetually misunderstood. Albertans, of course, are passionate about their province, even when to outsiders the sentiment is baffling. For instance, can a liberal feminist like renowned columnist Catherine Ford find happiness in a right-wing, neo-conservative province? The short form of Ford’s answer is “Yes, I can. But . . .” The long version is the intimate, revealing, entertaining, and opinionated picture of the province she paints in Against the Grain. On the surface, the province is monolithic in its politics, anti-gay, anti-feminist, anti-choice in its opinions, and macho in its demeanour. But Ford shows that this is a lopsided, outsider’s view of Alberta, and to prove it she takes readers on a tour from Calgary to Banff and Jasper, Fort McMurray, Edmonton, and beyond, pointing out the good, the bad, and the plain bewildering. Tough-minded but loving, Against the Grain gives outsiders the real goods on Alberta in this, its centenary year. From the Hardcover edition.

Barbados Footprint Focus Guide

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Author: Sarah Cameron

Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides

ISBN: 1909268321

Category: Travel

Page: 112

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Barbados offers the ideal Caribbean holiday. Whether you’re seeking some serious relaxation in the sun or rugged coastal walking, this island has something to offer everyone. FootprintFocus provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of this sun-drenched isle. · Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around the island of Barbados. · Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and play. · Includes information on tour operators and activities, from sipping rum on the plantations to golfing in the sunshine. · Detailed maps for Barbados and its key destinations. · Slim enough to fit in your pocket. With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known attractions, FootprintFocus Barbados provides concise and comprehensive coverage of one the Caribbean’s most sought-after destinations.

A Fool in Paradise

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Author: Neil Hutchison

Publisher: Proglen Trading Co., Ltd.

ISBN: 0987090208

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

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Following hot the heels of his best seller, Money Number One, Neil Hutchison continues his in-depth investigation into the tourist playground of Pattaya. This collection of short stories, originally published individually under the pseudonym 'A Fool in Paradise', form a collage of insights into the machinations of this fantastic city on the eastern seaboard of Thailand. Anyone who has read Money Number One will enjoy this follow-up book as it reinforces the conclusions drawn and advice presented in the former through the personal experiences of the author. The tales are fast-paced, humourous, well written and ALL TRUE. Well, almost. Sir Winston Churchill quipped that "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." If that is true, then Neil is a success story because his love and enthusiasm for Pattaya and its people has not diminished over the years. The highs, lows, ups, downs, laughter and tears portray a convincing analysis of the human condition. As Neil says, "Pattaya is to a writer what a room full of fruit bowls is to an artist." The last story, 'Footprints in the Sand', is a particularly poignant tale of just how the city can affect its visitors and guests, even those who should know better. Written with his heart firmly on his sleeve, it proves that no matter how smart we think we are or how old we get, we just never learn. This tale is a 'must read' for any foreign male contemplating a long-term liaison with a Thai lady.

The Paradise Mission

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Author: Phillip Mann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473204968

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Long before Paradise was properly colonised and investigated, one young woman was sent to explore the strange new world. Her mission - to find and rescue the discoverer of the planet, a young man obsessed with finding alien species and protecting them from rapacious humanity. Crispin's initial reports were positive, but became increasingly infrequent and jumbled. And then they stopped altogether. But his life support systems show green, and his hard-earned knowledge is needed. Hetty must explore this new idyllic land, learn what she can about its tricks and dangers, and track down someone who may not want to be found, almost certainly doesn't want help, and might even be dead. But something is alive on Paradise...

Saints of Little Paradise

Book One ‘Eden Defiled’

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Author: Mc. Donald Dixon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469190745

Category: Fiction

Page: 371

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A shipwreck on the beach of a yet to be discovered Caribbean Island, brings two civilizations into contact with each other for the first time. Old World with its history of conquests and deceits meets the new with its virginal naivety, creating a new order that will push the boundaries of history beyond its outer provinces into unknown hemispheres. Captain John Nichols, an English adventurer is bound for the Guianas in search of the fabled city of El Dorado when disaster strikes. His ship The Pilgrime is caught in a raging storm and is beached on the island of Hiwanarau, still to be inked in on the maps of seafarers, who sail by, but do not come ashore for fear of being eaten by cannibals. Buoyed by the unfailing support of his men, Captain Nichols resolves to repair his ship and continue the journey in search of that golden city. Miles Harper is first mate on The Pilgrime, a 16th century caravel that has lost its main mast and listing to port on the sand. Fate intervenes when the crew while exploring the island in search of timber to effect repairs to their ship, stumble on a group of men whose complexion and customs are different from their own as a tree is to its seed. This meeting will cause an irreversible change in the lives Miles Harper and Kai Tai, the chieftains daughter, as they become immersed in each others lives from their first meeting, running the full gamut of human emotions and behaviour including self sacrifice. We see the origins of a new breed, the crude beginnings of a new world dynasty that will grow in stature to become inheritors of the earth. This is the story of the clash of civilizations and mans enduring will to survive even at great odds and compromises, in inhospitable conditions, among unknown tribes and his ability to adapt to practices alien to his creed in the process of evolution and in so doing create a new race.

Birds in Paradise

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Author: Rob Waring

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers

ISBN: 9781424010592

Category: Birds

Page: 24

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Trinidad and Tobago is famous for its beautiful birds .One man has made it his life's work to study them. He’s trying to photograph all of the 460 types of birds on the island. But there’s one special bird that’s difficult to find. Will he succeed?