During the past few years, energy prices have fluctuated wildly, from historic highs in the winter and spring to the lowest wholesale prices in decades a few short months later.
На пръв поглед може би изглежда странно, че тази книга се появява в университетско издателство, а – както някои биха казали, – и че изобщо се издава.
Or, why it is still fun and profitable to destroy our life-support system
This is an exercise in nostalgia, selecting those occasions when something rather surprising happened while I happened to be passing through, quite often, unusual places.
Cold War in a Hot Place is a humorous and sideways look at something that dominated our lives in the 1960s and 70s.
Randall Baker was born in Wales in 1944, and is currently a professor at Indiana University, USA. In 1990 he made his first visit to the Caucasus when he stayed at the Moscow State University research station in Kabardino-Balkaria, As a result of that, in 1992 he adopted the son of the director, who was tragically killed in an avalanche on Mount Elbrus.
"Strange People, Interesting Places" brings together fifty years of encounters with some of the remarkable places, regimes, geographical confusions, countries coming back to life after a long slumber, as well as some of the engaging people who cope with these very "different" situations or just try to understand them as part of daily life.
„Студената война на горещо място“ е хумористичен поглед върху нещо контролирало живота ни през 60-те и 70-те години на XX век.
It is not uncommon for an older man to fall in love with a younger woman, but for someone aged, well, let's say "around 65," to fall in love with a beautiful maiden who is 1,329 years old this year, may be said to be "pushing it."
In his travels throughout Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, and Macedonia, Randall Baker finds himself caught up in the paradoxes of a region pursuing a beckoning future of democracy while at the same time refusing to give up its incredibly tangled past. He experiences the zany mix of ethnic memories, madcap activities, and unlikely dreams that pass for history in the Balkans in his encounters with a wide cast of colorful, yet typical, characters.
King Husain of Hejaz is remembered today as an inadequate ruler during whose reign the administration of the Holy Land of Islam degenerated into anarchy and pillage by the bedu over whom he exercised only nominal control.
This book arose from a long-standing association among the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and the public administration departments of both Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and Leiden University in the Netherlands.
В края на 2008 г. Рандал Бейкър се пенсионира като професор в университета на американския щат Индиана и решава да се установи завинаги в България.
Professor Baker came to Bulgaria as a Fulbright Scholar in 1992, before there was even a Fulbright Commission Sofia. The challenge — to start the country's first program for Public Administration at the New Bulgarian University, which at that time did not actually exist.