The colonial architecture of the nineteenth century has much to tell us of the history of colonialism and cultural exchange. Yet, these buildings can be read in many ways. Do they stand as witnesses to the rapacity and self-delusion of empire? Are they monuments to a world of lost glory and forgotten convictions? Do they reveal battles won by indigenous cultures and styles? Or do they simply represent an architectural style made absurdly incongruous in relocation? Empire Building is a study of how and why Western architecture was exported to the Middle East and how Islamic and Byzantine architectural ideas and styles impacted on the West. The book explores how far racial theory and political and religious agendas guided British architects (and how such ideas were resisted when applied), and how Eastern ideas came to influence the West, through writers such as Ruskin and buildings such as the Crystal Palace. Beautifully written and lavishly illustrated, Empire Building takes the reader on an extraordinary postcolonial journey, backwards and forwards, into the heart and to the edge of empire.
A revealing look at how the Orpheus myth helped Renaissance writers and thinkers understand the force of eloquence In ancient Greek mythology, the lyrical songs of Orpheus charmed the gods, and compelled animals, rocks, and trees to obey his commands. This mythic power inspired Renaissance philosophers and poets as they attempted to discover the hidden powers of verbal eloquence. They wanted to know: How do words produce action? In The Trials of Orpheus, Jenny Mann examines the key role the Orpheus story played in helping early modern writers and thinkers understand the mechanisms of rhetorical force. Mann demonstrates that the forms and figures of ancient poetry indelibly shaped the principles of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century scientific knowledge. Mann explores how Ovid’s version of the Orpheus myth gave English poets and natural philosophers the lexicon with which to explain language’s ability to move individuals without physical contact. These writers and thinkers came to see eloquence as an aesthetic force capable of binding, drawing, softening, and scattering audiences. Bringing together a range of examples from drama, poetry, and philosophy by Bacon, Lodge, Marlowe, Montaigne, Shakespeare, and others, Mann demonstrates that the fascination with Orpheus produced some of the most canonical literature of the age. Delving into the impact of ancient Greek thought and poetry in the early modern era, The Trials of Orpheus sheds light on how the powers of rhetoric became a focus of English thought and literature.
Mindfulness & the Natural World explores what it means to connect with nature and how we can learn from nature to be more mindful in everyday life. Claire Thompson takes us on an engaging journey into the natural world and encourages us to experience its beauty and intrinsic value through the art of mindfulness. Through personal anecdotes and proven insights, she reveals how a deeper awareness of the natural world is key to inspiring us to care about and protect nature, and developing a more sustainable world.
The most innovative, unconventional, and profoundly practical career guide available--newly revised and updated With today's economic uncertainties, millions of Americans realize they must seize control over their own career paths. They want work that not only pays the bills but also allows them to pursue their real passions. In this revised edition, Laurence Boldt updates and revises his revolutionary guide to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century workplace. The first part of this book helps readers to identify the work that they really want to do, while the second provides practical, active steps to finding or creating that work. Zen and the Art of Making a Living goes beyond inspiration, providing a proven formula for bringing creativity, dignity, and meaning to every aspect of the work experience.
This collection of essays considers what constituted contagion in the minds of early moderns in the absence of modern germ theory. In a wide range of essays focused on early modern drama and the culture of theater, contributors explore how ideas of contagion not only inform representations of the senses (such as smell and touch) and emotions (such as disgust, pity, and shame) but also shape how people understood belief, narrative, and political agency. Epidemic thinking was not limited to medical inquiry or the narrow study of a particular disease. Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton, Ben Jonson, Thomas Dekker and other early modern writers understood that someone might be infected or transformed by the presence of others, through various kinds of exchange, or if exposed to certain ideas, practices, or environmental conditions. The discourse and concept of contagion provides a lens for understanding early modern theatrical performance, dramatic plots, and theater-going itself.
專為準備大學入學考試的你量身打造！ ✔快速掌握學測高分密技 ✔熟悉高中英文句型分類 ✔掌握中英翻譯必備訣竅 本書主打特色： LiveABC主編帶你一起練功快速答題！ 2大目標讓你學測英文拿滿分 ★理解必考題型，奠定英語高分實力 ★「中翻英」題型大量練習累積作答技巧 翻譯：快速抓重點，翻譯訣竅大公開 句型：必備句型教學，打造學測硬實力 解析：詳細解析說明，為你完整解惑 題組：提供大量練習題組，練出好分數 掌握必備英語句型，奠定英語寫作的基礎！ 說到中譯英，除了具備足夠的英文字彙量及了解英文文法，能夠掌握作為句子架構的「句型」也是相當重要的一環。因此，我們參考高中英文教材，精選當中最常派上用場或大考出題率較高的英文句型，並以中文為切入點，從「這句中文怎麼翻？」出發，先以句型公式幫助讀者熟悉句構，並簡述句型重點，提供例句說明其用法，提示翻譯所需的步驟，一步一步引導讀者將中文句子翻成正確且通順的英文句子。 參考訣竅和解析，快速習得翻譯的技巧！ 本書共有36 個單元，每單元主要有兩句語意連貫的中文句子作為翻譯練習的題目。對於中譯英，當然要先自己練習寫寫看，印象才深刻，也才能知道盲點可能在哪裡。因此，你可以依照我們的建議，試著將句子拆成詞組，接著練習把詞組翻成英文、再根據英文語法寫成完整的句子。接下來你可以參考下一頁的解析，比對你寫的句子和我們提供的句子的異同。此外，你也可以參考「翻譯訣竅」及「解析」說明來進一步了解可能的問題。 透過3步驟，突破中譯英的瓶頸！ 透過本書循序漸進的引導，從拆解句子、試著翻譯成英文，再參考例答與說明，一步一步寫出正確的句子，我們希望能幫助讀者徹底掌握中譯英的技巧，在需要把中文翻譯成英文時不會不知所措，而能翻譯出能夠精確表達中文語意且合乎英文文法與句法的優質英文，寫出漂亮的句子！ 再透過大量的練習題提升翻譯能力，收錄大考相關考題，幫助讀者驗收學習成果，克服正式上場答題的恐懼！ 必備動詞 Unit 1 「感到、覺得……」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 2 「讓、使……」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 3 「看到……」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 4 「看似、似乎……」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 5 「把……視為……」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 6 「認為、覺得……」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 7 「建議……」英文怎麼翻？ it相關句型 Unit 8 「做某事是……的」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 9 「重要的是……」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 10 「是……的時候了」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 11 「據說……」英文怎麼翻？ there相關句型 Unit 12 「有……」英文怎麼翻？ 平行結構 Unit 13 「不僅……還……」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 14 「不是……就是……」英文怎麼翻？ 條件句 Unit 15 「如果……（就）……」英文怎麼翻？ 假設 Unit 16 「要不是有……」英文怎麼翻？ 表「時間」 Unit 17 「（在）……時」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 18 「自從……以來」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 19 「在……之前 / 之後」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 20 「直到……為止」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 21 「一旦……」英文怎麼翻？ 表「因果」 Unit 22 「因為、由於……」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 23 「非常……以致於……」英文怎麼翻？ 表「讓步」 Unit 24 「雖然……，但……」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 25 「無論……」英文怎麼翻？ 表「對比」 Unit 26 「而……」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 27 「（正）如……」英文怎麼翻？ 表「目的」 Unit 28 「為了……」英文怎麼翻？ 名詞子句 Unit 29 「是否……」英文怎麼翻？ 關係子句 Unit 30 「對於……的人來說」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 31 「非限定關係子句（補述用法）」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 32 「關係副詞」英文怎麼翻？ 比較級 Unit 33 「……和……同樣……」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 34 「比……更……」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 35 「最……」英文怎麼翻？ Unit 36 「越……就越……」英文怎麼翻？
Author: International Monetary Fund. Communications Department
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Category: Business & Economics
This issue of Finance & Development looks at the economic and financial impact of climate policy choices. It points to concrete solutions that offer growth opportunities, driven by technological innovation, sustainable investment, and a dynamic private sector. The private sector can stop supporting or subsidizing industries and activities that damage the planet and instead invest in sustainable development. Governments can roll out policies to fight climate change and the destruction of nature. The paper highlights that technological change and innovations are central to longer-term efforts to mitigate climate change by developing alternatives to fossil fuels. A new, sustainable financial system is under construction. It is funding the initiatives and innovations of the private sector and amplifying the effectiveness of governments’ climate policies—it could even accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. The Bank of England’s latest survey finds that almost three-quarters of banks are starting to treat the risks from climate change like other financial risks—rather than viewing them simply as a corporate social responsibility. Banks have begun to consider the most immediate physical risks to their business models—from the exposure of mortgage books to flood risk to the impact of extreme weather events on sovereign risk.
Many people are not satisfied with some aspect of their life. Change is often daunting, and pursuing solutions can be time-consuming and confusing.This cutting-edge book by C. Christopher Nygard provides a recipe for living a life of fulfillment. In a simple, yet clearly revelatory fashion, he awakens the reader to the realization that they can change what is not working in their life and attain what is most desired. Get what you want from life now! is an inspirational, written companion, full of insightful and memorable truths, which contain the power to alter and revolutionize the reader's deepest intentions and dreams.
Once in a long while a book comes along that compels you to explore the deep yearnings of your heart. Look at this kernel of truth: There’s always been a conflict between man’s reluctance to change and his inner urges for evolution. Clinging to old ways of thinking, and archaic belief systems, ensconced within the comfort zone, always feels safe but it also keeps you ‘small.’ The messages contained in this gripping story has the potential to change lives with its deep insights and unique wisdom: about the underlying dynamics of our lives, understanding the role of our soul and consciousness, discovering the wealth of our inner resources, responding to the deeper needs of our heart, and answering the question about our individual and collective destiny—of where we are headed and why.