Margo travels with her father, an international engineering consultant, to exotic Madagascar and becomes involved in the protection of a group of the indigenous ring-tailed lemurs that live on a conservation reserve. While defending lemurs from poachers after their pelts, she is kidnapped! Will she be able to find a way to escape and become an Earth Ranger?
Find out more about this international, environmental, ecological and endangered species-related movement! The first of many books from Lorelei Bachman, this series is aimed at Middle Grade (8-14).
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Exploring WWII History in the Channel Islands:
A Day Trip to Guernsey
My interest in Guernsey began with my love of reading, especially all things WWII. I came across a novel, which described the occupation and its effect on the inhabitants of the island. Guernsey, as the backdrop for many such stories, has recently gained interest for its picturesque and quaint descriptions of a bygone era.
Top 10 Child Friendly Restaurants in London
Traveling with children in a large city can be both exciting and daunting when mealtime rolls around. When it comes to finding quality family fare, London is brimming with restaurants that cater to families with children of any age. Whether you have picky or adventurous eaters, the following establishments offer something for everyone.
How Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory Influenced the Recovered Memory Phenomenon of the 1980's and 1990's
Memory is considered an integral facet of identity. The ability to recall one’s own history and life events shapes families, relationships and social interactions. Personalities are in part interesting and unique by virtue of their experiences and details. But with all its importance, questions remain on the accuracy of memory. While most conscious memory is widely considered to be malleable, open to suggestion and integrated with fantasy- perhaps outside of personal experience, other areas of memory are considered fixed and unchanged despite increasing time and distance from their occurrence. In this light, the concept of accurate memory becomes difficult to quantify. Read more...
When women are considered in the development of new technologies, ideally, specific needs should be taken into account at the design phase, which will serve to customize the product. Efforts to provide women with access to technology in developing nations where travel may be limited may include distribution and training in the home or village rather than the marketplace. In this light, economic activity can be enhanced by creating new employment positions and furthering existing ones, increasing financial resources that enable women to be self-sufficient. Furthermore, the benefits of access to technology may improve social and familial relationships as well (ICRW, 2010). Read more...
Seventy years after the end of WWII, the mention of Germany still easily brings about conversations of a nation fraught with unending war, tension with foreigners, elitism and the holocaust. Yet, younger generations of Germans have been born into a country that is democratic, united and responsible with military forces that can be used in peacekeeping missions as long as they function under the UN or NATO. What was the impact on post-war German identity in both a personal and collective sense? In what ways have Germans learned to cope with a history of atrocity and how is this history viewed today by Germans themselves and around the world? Is it fair for current leaders to construct memorials for all who suffered during the war, Germans included, or does such a venture negate the past and abscond responsibility for the perpetrators of genocide? How long should Germany have to pay for its’ past and what efforts at restitution have succeeded in moving the nation forward? Read more...
Over the past several years, the world has watched the ongoing conflict in Syria paying particular attention to human rights violations against innocent civilians and children. Activists and organizations such as Human Rights Watch who have been actively documenting the violence have observed a particular set of violations being imposed on Syrian women by extremist opposition groups that have no foundation in Syrian law, but are being enforced nonetheless. Read more...