African Migration and the Novel
Title African Migration and the Novel PDF eBook
Author Jack Taylor
Publisher Boydell & Brewer
Pages 219
Release 2024
Genre History
ISBN 1648250912

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This book "explores pressing social and political issues such as racial identity, environmental devastation, human trafficking, and political violence through the lens of novels of African migration. [It] details how authors such as Chika Unigwe, Chris Abani, Dinaw Mengestu, In Koli Jean Bofane, Boubacar Boris Diop, and others develop 'the migratory imagination': the creative means mobilized within their novels to expose the reader to contemporary social issues. Drawing on and synthesizing a multitude of theoretical frameworks including ecocriticism, postcolonial theory, genre studies, Black studies, paratextual reading, and political economy, the book argues for the flexibility of the migration novel as a genre"--



What Do You Want to Create Today?
Title What Do You Want to Create Today? PDF eBook
Author Bob Tobin
Publisher BenBella Books, Inc.
Pages 218
Release 2014-10-07
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 1940363152

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Forget what you think you know about success and make your own happiness. Dr. Bob Tobin lived what looked like a great life in Southern California: he had a house by the beach, a good consulting practice, and a BMW. But he wasn't truly happy. Work didn't really work for him. After losing a job, going on a life-changing trip, and gaining a major change in perspective, Bob relocated to Japan, where his career path changed in ways he had never predicted and he finally found personal satisfaction, success, and happiness. But how did he do it? And how can you do it? Many of us are dissatisfied with our lives but don't make happiness a priority. It's time to forget everything you think you know about success, and stop trying to fit the mold. Traditional models of “success" don't work—not in a way that is right for you. Start learning more about yourself and your passions—and start realizing your creative and professional dreams—today. What Do You Want to Create Today?: Build the Life You Want at Work shows you how to develop your career in a way that uniquely suits you. Tobin has spent 25 years using the strategies outlined in this book to inspire hundreds of executives and thousands of students to create the kind of lives they want at work. Offering a mix of inspiring advice, practical suggestions, questions for reflection, and uplifting stories, What Do You Want to Create Today? is an essential guide in finding happiness and fulfillment via your work. You'll gain a new perspective as you learn: Why focusing on objectives is holding you back How to “read the air" and act on what people don't say How to develop courage and confidence How best to handle difficult coworkers It's time to embrace your dreams, surround yourself with positive people, summon your courage, have fun working, and never stop learning.



Travel and Dislocation in Contemporary American Fiction
Title Travel and Dislocation in Contemporary American Fiction PDF eBook
Author Aliki Varvogli
Publisher Routledge
Pages 181
Release 2012-03-12
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1136627030

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This book offers a critical study and analysis of American fiction at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It focuses on novels that ‘go outward’ literally and metaphorically, and it concentrates on narratives that take place mainly away from the US’s geographical borders. Varvogli draws on current theories of travel globalization and post-national studies, and proposes a dynamic model that will enable scholars to approach contemporary American fiction and assess recent changes and continuities. Concentrating on work by Philip Caputo, Dave Eggers, Norman Rush and Russell Banks, the book proposes that American literature’s engagement with Africa has shifted and needs to be approached using new methodologies. Novels by Amy Tan, Garrison Keillor, Jonathan Safran Foer and Dave Eggers are examined in the context of travel and globalization, and works by Chang-rae Lee, Ethan Canin, Dinaw Mengestu and Jhumpa Lahiri are used as examples of the changing face of the American immigrant novel, and the changing meaning of national belonging.



Psychrometrics Without Tears
Title Psychrometrics Without Tears PDF eBook
Author Eugene Silberstein
Publisher ESCO Press
Pages 156
Release 2014-03-01
Genre Technology & Engineering
ISBN 1930044437

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Air… And Then Some! A/C technicians should be knowledgeable about air and its properties. This program helps technicians understand the basic properties of air and how these properties relate to each other. Over the years, much has been written on the subject of Psychrometrics. However, much of this material has been geared toward engineering and system design. Psychrometrics Without Tears presents the important concepts of air in a manner that will appeal to HVAC students and service technicians. Knowing all there is to know about an air sample is pretty empowering, so this book starts by discussing the basic properties of air and how these properties relate to each other. The Psychrometric chart is introduced to provide a visual representation of how air behaves when exposed to different conditions. Once the basics of the chart are covered, we then move into some more interesting topics such as sensible heat ratio, bypass factor, and apparatus dew point temperatures. These properties help determine system performance and are very important concepts to learn in order to fully understand air. The plotting of actual systems follows next. This involves plotting out air distribution systems that are operating correctly so that we can see what properly operating systems look like on the chart. This book covers a wide range of systems that includes residential heating and cooling systems as well as commercial systems that provide ventilation air to the occupied space to meet building code requirements. Prepare to learn about mixed air systems and learn to calculate the mixed air conditions provided we know what the outside air and return air conditions are. In addition to everything mentioned already, we will discuss the concepts of ventilation, economizing and air balancing



Air is All Around You
Title Air is All Around You PDF eBook
Author Franklyn Mansfield Branley
Publisher
Pages 32
Release 1986
Genre Air
ISBN 9780690045024

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Air is everywhere. Your bedroom alone holds about seventy-five pounds of it! But since you can't see, smell, or feel air, how do you know it's there? There are some cool experiments you can do to prove it for yourself. Read and find out!



Everyday Phonics Intervention Activities Grade 4 with CD
Title Everyday Phonics Intervention Activities Grade 4 with CD PDF eBook
Author Donna Schmeltekopf-Clark
Publisher Newmark Learning
Pages 148
Release 2009
Genre Education
ISBN 160719127X

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Instant 5-day units build phonics skills. Includes 1 Book and 1 CD-ROM



On Conducting Air by Forced Ventilation
Title On Conducting Air by Forced Ventilation PDF eBook
Author Jean-Frédéric de Chabannes (marquis de Curton)
Publisher
Pages 174
Release 1818
Genre Hot-air heating
ISBN

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