''War and Peace'' in Studio Ghibli Films Daisuke Akimoto This book examines Japanese animation films of Studio Ghibli in terms of war and peace. This research mainly focuses on movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki, a 'Japanese master of animation', who announced his official retirement in September 2013. Through the lens of peace research, the author rediscovered the fact that Miyazaki-related animation films deal with actual wars from the First World War to the 2003 Iraq War. This book investigates the following Studio Ghibli animation movies: 1) Nausica of the Valley of the Wind (1984), 2) Laputa Castle in the Sky (1986), 3) Grave of the Fireflies (1988), 4) Porco Rosso (1992), 5) Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), and 6) The Wind Rises (2013). From a perspective of peace research and international relations, this study analyzes the relevance of the films to the First World War, the Second World War, the Cold War, the War on Terror, as well as some nuclear related issues in the post-3/11 context. Moreover, this book explores the implications of the case studies for peace education so that Studio Ghibli films can be watched as sources for creating the ‘defences of peace’ inside the hearts of audience around the world.
1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die
What makes an outstanding? Craftsmanship, fortitude, grace and power all play crucial roles, but ultimately the world's greatest buildings are the ones that distinguished themselves as distinct from all that came before and influential on all that followed. This book is an inspiring visual testimony to the extraordinary, creative capabilities of the world's architects, engineers and builders, with supporting information on the tools and methods they used.
300: Rise of an Empire: The Art of the Film | Aperlo Peter Peter Aperlo The action adventure 300: Rise of an Empire is the highly anticipated follow-up to the 2007 international blockbuster 300. Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes, 300: Rise of an Empire is produced by Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder and Bernie Goldmann, and directed by Noam Murro from a screenplay by Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad. Told in the breathtaking visual style of 300 this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield-on the sea-as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. 300: Rise of an Empire pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
300+ Successful Business Letters for All Occasions | Schuman Nancy, Bond Alan Alan Bond and Nancy Schuman Despite e-mail, cell phones and other modern conveniences, an important place still exists for the written letter, especially when it is used as a means of business communication. This revised and updated book presents correct business formats, then offes instruction on writing clear and concise letters for every imaginable occasion. Among them are letters of inquiry, credit letters, dunning letters, congratulatory letters, business announcements, invitations to business functions, and many more. Readerswill find many sample letters that they can adapt for their own uses. New in this edition is advice and instruction on effective e-mail correspondence.
50 Years of Marc O'Polo
The Marc O'Polo success story started in 1967 with two Swedes, an American, a strawberry on an advertising poster, and an O'. When Rolf Lind, Gote Huss, and Jerry O. Sheets started Marc O'Polo 50 years ago, they wanted to conquer the fashion world with natural fabrics and products that came from Asia to Europe. While the fashion industry was still very big on synthetic fabrics in the 1960s, the three co-founders laid the foundation for an emphasis on the natural materials that shape the brand to this day, not letting anything derail their philosophy. And success proved them right, especially under the leadership of today's owner Werner Bock--their friend, business partner, and loyal companion from the very first days on. In 50 Years of Marc O'Polo - The Book, witness the exciting milestones of Marc O'Polo's 50-year history- the fashion, creativity, and lifestyle-and discover how the brand became one of the most successful and recognized fashion houses in Germany. The company's unique history is shown using never-before-seen fashion photographs, smart products, and courageous advertising campaigns. Inspiring quotes and charming anecdotes from those who put their blood, sweat, and tears into establishing and strengthening a label that is the epitome of casual fashion, as well as the committed founders, employees, and competitors, give this account an emotional and personal side. It's a story about what makes a brand great, marked by an unconditional love for materials, fabrics, and details. 50 Years of Marc O'Polo - The Book is a remarkable history of one of the world's leading brands. Discover 50 years of O'.
50 Photos You Should Know | Finger Brad Brad Finger This collection of world-renowned photographs offers a stunning visual history of photography and photojournalism. The birth of photography opened the doors to a new kind of art, one that recorded events with the immediacy not possible with painting and drawing. This volume is a chronologically arranged compendium of memorable images of unforgettable people, places, and moments. Including images recording humankind conquering the air, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbing Mount Everest, and the attack on the World Trade Center, this volume features double-page spreads that create a visual timeline. From war to nature, movie stars to artists, the surface of Mars to the devastation of Katrina, this thoroughly up-to-date record captures historical moments such as the horror of the Japanese tsunami and the excitement of the political revolution in the Middle East. Recording moments both intimate and earth-shaking, these photographs speak volumes about where we've been and the direction we're headed.
500x Art in Public | Ван Уффелен Крис Chris van Uffelen Works of art make a substantial contribution to cultural identification. When they are placed in a public place, this function is enhanced. However the artwork also acknowledges other tasks: it figuratively announces content in the traditional role, standing as the image of a ruler or at least serves as decoration, while in the Modern period they become increasingly space defining or shaping.
8 Ways to Benefit From Critique and Testing in the Martial Arts: The Power Trip: How to Survive and Thrive in the Dojo: Volume 5 Martina Sprague The Power Trip: How to Survive and Thrive in the Dojo is an informative and critical series of books that will give you the power to thrive in an environment where other students and even instructors at times sit on their “high horses,” arguing over “best techniques” or making snide remarks about your performance. It will also arm you for the day you will begin teaching the martial arts (or help you improve your technique if you are already teaching), and show you how to build your integrity and repute as an instructor. If you are a new student in the martial arts, ready to sign up for your first lesson, you will gain a lot of information about the difficulties you can expect to encounter sometime throughout your training, and explore options for resolving potential conflicts. If you are a seasoned martial artist with years under your belt, you will no doubt recognize many of the scenarios presented, and be able to look back at your journey and consider what you could have done differently. 8 Ways to Benefit from Critique and Testing in the Martial Arts, the fifth book in the series, discusses how performance is evaluated and how good critiques should be conducted and interpreted. It also discusses how to determine when you are ready to test for a higher rank and how an effective test should be constructed and conducted. Lastly, it offers tips on how to take a test successfully, and discusses the importance attached to reaching a new level of accomplishment.
A Currency Options Primer | Shamah Shani Shani Shamah A quick and concise guide to currency options An understanding of currency options is essential for those working in investment and foreign exchange. A Currency Options Primer sets out to give readers a clear guide to how the currency option market functions, offering practical advice on mastering the necessary components and concepts for fully understanding the workings of this market.Download Description"In recent years, currencies of major industrial nations have fluctuated widely in response to trade imbalances, interest rates, commodity prices, and political uncertainty. The pressure to maintain currency parity has led to the breakdown of many exchange rate mechanisms, and has forced the need for active foreign exchangehedging decisions to prevent the erosion of profit margins. To counteract this worldwide market volatility, currency options were developed as an alternative risk management tool to the spot and forward foreign exchange market, and owe their existence to the demands of foreign exchange users for alternative hedging and exposure management techniques. This essentially practical book gives a thorough and comprehensive guide to currency options, with clear explanations of the technicalities. It should become recommended reading for many business courses, and will be of interest to new recruits and junior members in investment and merchant banks; to Forex specialist firms; to Treasury institutions; and to investors who require a quick guide within a trading and sales environment. "
A Collection of Essays on Complexity and Management
A tendency exists in management theory and practice today to accept that our linear and deterministic ways of thinking about managerial problems create more problems than they solve. In the field of strategy studies, for instance, one can observe a growing interest in learning and organisational flexibility - IT gives importance to distributed cognition and adaptive systems. Management theorists are keenly observing developments surrounding complexity and chaos theory in science, and management researchers are attempting to apply emerging theories to managerial problems.Although there are still a limited number of applications in the managerial world, the Santa Fe Institute and the Los Alamos Center for Nonlinear Studies (both in the US) have been active for several years in closely related fields and, more important, adopt a multidisciplinary approach. Such applied research is seldom present in academic management journals. It seems, however, that the business community is interested in the implications of chaos and complexity for management as well as adopting a multidisciplinary approach to strategy and organisational change.This volume, constituting the proceedings of the Summer School on Managerial Complexity, held in Granada, Spain, on 11-25 July 1998, will benefit students and researchers in chaos and dynamical systems.
A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France Miranda Richmond Mouillot In 1948, after surviving World War II by escaping Nazi-occupied France for refugee camps in Switzerland, the author's grandparents, Anna and Armand, bought an old stone house in a remote, picturesque village in the South of France. Five years later, Anna packed her bags and walked out on Armand, taking the typewriter and their children. Aside from one brief encounter, the two never saw or spoke to each other again, never remarried, and never revealed what had divided them forever.A Fifty-Year Silence is the deeply involving account of Miranda Richmond Mouillot's journey to find out what happened between her grandmother, a physician, and her grandfather, an interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials, who refused to utter his wife's name aloud after she left him. To discover the roots of their embittered and entrenched silence, Miranda abandons her plans for the future and moves to their stone house, now a crumbling ruin; immerses herself in letters, archival materials, and secondary sources; and teases stories out of her reticent, and declining, grandparents. As she reconstructs how Anna and Armand braved overwhelming odds and how the knowledge her grandfather acquired at Nuremberg destroyed their relationship, Miranda wrestles with the legacy of trauma, the burden of history, and the complexities of memory. She also finds herself learning how not only to survive but to thrive – making a home in the village and falling in love.With warmth, humor, and rich, evocative details that bring her grandparents' outsize characters and their daily struggles vividly to life, A Fifty-Year Silence is a heartbreaking, uplifting love story spanning two continents and three generations.
A Guinea Pig Romeo & Juliet | Шекспир Уильям, Гудвин Александр William Shakespeare, Alex Goodwin, Tess Newall Born into the litters of two rival families, star-cross'd lovers Romeo and Juliet fall tuft-over-paw for each other before learning that they are sworn enemies.'O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?' squeaks Juliet from her balcony, before declarations of undying affection are made and a secret wedding is planned. But the path of true love does not run smooth, and Romeo soon finds himself banished from the city of Verona after playing his part in a fatal brawl with Juliet's family. In a desperate attempt to scurry away together, they devise a plan fraught with danger that eventually leads to heart-break.Discover Shakespeare's classic tale of romance and tragedy, retold in an entirely new way.
A Guide For Telecommunications Cable Splicing | Highhouse John John Highhouse Spanning a broad range of topics from cable history and elementary color code to cable throws and fiber optics, no single resource provides as much information in such a concise volume. All aspects of the splicer's job are covered including both modern cables and materials from the past. Aerial, buried and underground cables are discussed as well as tagging and toning pulp and PIC cables. How-to's and hints from professional splicers are included.
A Guide to the Measurement of an Animal Bones from Archaeologic Sites Angela von den Driesch Von den Driesch's handbook is the standard tool used by faunal analysts working on animal and bird assemblages from around the world. Developed for the instruction of students working on osteoarchaeological theses at the University of Munich, the guide has standardized how animal bones recovered from prehistoric and early historic sites are measured.