Pollution in a Promised Land

Pollution in a Promised Land
Author : Alon Tal
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 564
Release : 2002-08-01
ISBN 10 : 0520936493
ISBN 13 : 9780520936492
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pollution in a Promised Land Book Description:

Virtually undeveloped one hundred years ago, Israel, the promised "land of milk and honey," is in ecological disarray. In this gripping book, Alon Tal provides--for the first time ever--a history of environmentalism in Israel, interviewing hundreds of experts and activists who have made it their mission to keep the country's remarkable development sustainable amid a century of political and cultural turmoil. The modern Zionist vision began as a quest to redeem a land that bore the cumulative effects of two thousand years of foreign domination and neglect. Since then, Israel has suffered from its success. A tenfold increase in population and standard of living has polluted the air. The deserts have bloomed but groundwater has become contaminated. Urban sprawl threatens to pave over much of the country's breathtaking landscape. Yet there is hope. Tal's account considers the ecological and tactical lessons that emerge from dozens of cases of environmental mishaps, from habitat loss to river reclamation. Pollution in a Promised Land argues that the priorities and strategies of Israeli environmental advocates must address issues beyond traditional green agendas.

Once in a Promised Land

Once in a Promised Land
Author : Laila Halaby
Publisher : Beacon Press
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2007-01-15
ISBN 10 : 9780807083925
ISBN 13 : 0807083925
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once in a Promised Land Book Description:

A BookSense Notable Title for February 2007 Once in a Promised Land is the story of a couple, Jassim and Salwa, who left the deserts of their native Jordan for those of Arizona, each chasing their own dreams of opportunity and freedom. Although the two live far from Ground Zero, they cannot escape the nationwide fallout from 9/11. Jassim, a hydrologist, believes passionately in his mission to keep the water tables from dropping and make water accessible to all people, but his work is threatened by an FBI witch hunt for domestic terrorists. Salwa, a Palestinian now twice displaced, grappling to put down roots in an inhospitable climate, becomes pregnant against her husband's wishes and then loses the baby. When Jassim kills a teenage boy in a terrible accident and Salwa becomes hopelessly entangled with a shady young American, their tenuous lives in exile and their fragile marriage begin to unravel . This intimate account of two parallel lives is an achingly honest look at what it means to straddle cultures, to be viewed with suspicion, and to struggle to find save haven. From the Hardcover edition.

A Promised Land

A Promised Land
Author : Barack Obama
Publisher : Crown
Total Pages : 768
Release : 2020-11-17
ISBN 10 : 9781524763183
ISBN 13 : 1524763187
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Promised Land Book Description:

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times • NPR • The Guardian • Marie Claire In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective—the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible. This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
Author : Boulou Ebanda de B’béri
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Total Pages : 234
Release : 2014
ISBN 10 : 9781442615335
ISBN 13 : 1442615338
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promised Land Book Description:

Eschewing the often romanticized Underground Railroad narrative that portrays southern Ontario as the welcoming destination of Blacks fleeing from slavery, The Promised Land reveals the Chatham-Kent area as a crucial settlement site for an early Black presence in Canada. The contributors present the everyday lives and professional activities of individuals and families in these communities and highlight early cross-border activism to end slavery in the United States and to promote civil rights in the United States and Canada. Essays also reflect on the frequent intermingling of local Black, White, and First Nations people. Using a cultural studies framework for their collective investigations, the authors trace physical and intellectual trajectories of Blackness that have radiated from southern Ontario to other parts of Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa. The result is a collection that represents the presence and diffusion of Blackness and inventively challenges the grand narrative of history.

Bound For the Promised Land

Bound For the Promised Land
Author : Milton C. Sernett
Publisher : Duke University Press
Total Pages : 345
Release : 1997-10-13
ISBN 10 : 0822319934
ISBN 13 : 9780822319931
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bound For the Promised Land Book Description:

DIVDiscusses the migration of African-Americans from the south to the north after WWI through the 1940s and the effect this had on African-American churches and religions./div

Gone from the Promised Land

Gone from the Promised Land
Author : John R. Hall
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 404
Release : 2017-07-12
ISBN 10 : 9781351516907
ISBN 13 : 1351516906
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gone from the Promised Land Book Description:

In this superb cultural history, John R. Hall presents a reasoned analysis of the meaning of Jonestown--why it happened and how it is tied to our history as a nation, our ideals, our practices, and the tension of modern culture. Hall deflates the myths of Jonestown by exploring how much of what transpired was unique to the group and its leader and how much can be explained by reference to wider social processes.

A Promised Land a Perilous Journey

A Promised Land  a Perilous Journey
Author : Daniel G. Groody
Publisher :
Total Pages : 372
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015077121898
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Promised Land a Perilous Journey Book Description:

A Christian theological interpretation of the border reality is a neglected area of immigration study. The foremost contribution of A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey is its focus on the theological dimension of migration, beginning with the humanity of the immigrant, a child of God and a bearer of his image. The nineteen authors in this collection recognize that one characteristic of globalization is the movement not only of goods and ideas but also of people. The crossing of geographical borders confronts Christians, as well as all citizens, with choices: between national security and human insecurity; between sovereign national rights and human rights; between citizenship and discipleship. Bearing these global dimensions in mind, the essays in this book focus on the particular problems of immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border. The contributors to this volume include scholars as well as pastors and lay people involved in immigration aid work. Daniel Groody has also produced a documentary on immigration, “Dying to Live.” “A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey offers a rich, interdisciplinary treatment of the subject of migration, showing the human face of contemporary migration as a global phenomenon. The authors explore historical antecedents in Biblical and early church history, the political debates about borders and the right to migrate, and the role of race, ethnicity, and gender in the 'perilous journey' of migrants. This is an indispensable text for all interested in the theology of migration and the ethics of migration policy.” —William O'Neill, S.J., Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley “At times saddening, at times inspiring, A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey, brings fresh perspectives to the discussion of immigration. These essays reach beyond the policy debate and the heated emotions of the moment and provide much needed reflection on larger truths.” —Roberto Suro, University of Southern California

Quests for a Promised Land

Quests for a Promised Land
Author : Faith Ingwersen
Publisher : Greenwood
Total Pages : 156
Release : 1984
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015013115822
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quests for a Promised Land Book Description:

Bound for the Promised Land

Bound for the Promised Land
Author : Frederick Martin-Del-Campo
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 492
Release : 2004-05-18
ISBN 10 : 9781418460938
ISBN 13 : 1418460931
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bound for the Promised Land Book Description:

The Sentiments of A Woman, is a story of the American Dream, which recounts the struggle and final triumph of Isabel Rivera, the subject of this intimate novel. Chapter by chapter we travel through her life, from trauma to triumph, as she recounts the extraordinary adventures, famous personalities met along the way, sacrifices endured, and the anecdotes of economic depression, World War II, and obstacles overcome, from childhood to maturity, to reach her destination: America. Changing times and fortunes forced her to move, and she wandered, From Mexico to California before settling down in this land of "golden dreams." A true story based on private memoirs and personal recollections. The sentiments of a Woman, Part II of BOUND FOR THE PROMISED LAND, will chronicle the personal feelings and experiences of my mother---representing the other side of the story, which began with Trials of Manhood. Both novels begin with their parents and how they met, before 1920 in both cases, and continue and conclude with all that they lived and experienced, through revolutions, economic depressions, World War, Modernity and passing fashions, social changes, immigration, struggle, and achieving their American dream by 1960. The books conclude with an epilogue of what life has taught them, and how they see the world as senior citizens, compared to the convictions they clung to as youths.

Leaving Egypt Going Into the Promised Land

Leaving Egypt Going Into the Promised Land
Author : Devan C. Mair
Publisher : Xulon Press
Total Pages : 76
Release : 2006-08-01
ISBN 10 : 9781600341489
ISBN 13 : 1600341489
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaving Egypt Going Into the Promised Land Book Description: