The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies by Lauren Dundes

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Title : The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Author : Lauren Dundes
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • ISBN Code : 3038978485
  • Pages : 246
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.


The State of Open Data by Davies, Tim,Walker, Stephen B.,Rubinstein, Mor

The State of Open Data
  • Title : The State of Open Data
  • Author : Davies, Tim,Walker, Stephen B.,Rubinstein, Mor
  • Publisher : African Minds
  • ISBN Code : 1928331955
  • Pages : 590
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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It’s been ten years since open data first broke onto the global stage. Over the past decade, thousands of programmes and projects around the world have worked to open data and use it to address a myriad of social and economic challenges. Meanwhile, issues related to data rights and privacy have moved to the centre of public and political discourse. As the open data movement enters a new phase in its evolution, shifting to target real-world problems and embed open data thinking into other existing or emerging communities of practice, big questions still remain. How will open data initiatives respond to new concerns about privacy, inclusion, and artificial intelligence? And what can we learn from the last decade in order to deliver impact where it is most needed? The State of Open Data brings together over 60 authors from around the world to address these questions and to take stock of the real progress made to date across sectors and around the world, uncovering the issues that will shape the future of open data in the years to come.


Sprint by Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

Sprint
  • Title : Sprint
  • Author : Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 150112174X
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process--called the sprint--for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.


The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

The Story of My Life
  • Title : The Story of My Life
  • Author : Helen Keller
  • Publisher : Om Books International
  • ISBN Code : 9385609394
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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“...every one who wishes to gain true knowledge must climb the Hill Difficulty alone, and since there is no royal road to the summit, I must zigzag it in my own way. I slip back many times, I fall, I stand still, I run against the edge of hidden obstacles, I lose my temper and find it again and keep it better, I trudge on, I gain a little, I feel encouraged, I get more eager and climb higher and begin to see the widening horizon. Every struggle is a victory. One more effort and I reach the luminous cloud, the blue depths of the sky, the uplands of my desire.” HELEN KELLER was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At nineteen months old an acute illness nearly took her life and left her deaf and blind. At the recommendation of Alexander Graham Bell, her parents contacted the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston, and Anne Sullivan was sent to tutor Helen. The story of their early years together, and of Helen’s remarkable psychological and intellectual growth, is told in The Story of My Life, which first appeared in installments in Ladies’ Home Journal in 1902. With Anne Sullivan, “Teacher,” at her side, Helen Keller graduated from Radcliffe College in 1904, an extraordinary accomplishment for any woman of her time. Helen was dedicated to helping the blind and handicapped, raising funds for the American Foundation for the Blind and lobbying for commissions for the blind in thirty states. A women’s rights activist, a Swedenborgian, a socialist, and a world-famous celebrity, Helen Keller received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and many honorary degrees. Her other books include The World I Live In (1908), Midstream: My Later Life (1929), Helen Keller’s Journal (1938), and Let Us Have Faith (1940). She died in 1968. Her burial urn is in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.


How Change Happens by Duncan Green

How Change Happens
  • Title : How Change Happens
  • Author : Duncan Green
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198785399
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Human society is full of would-be "change agents," a restless mix of campaigners, lobbyists, and officials, both individuals and organizations, set on transforming the world. They want to improve public services, reform laws and regulations, guarantee human rights, get a fairer deal for those on the sharp end, achieve greater recognition for any number of issues, or simply be treated with respect. Striking then, why so many universities lack programs for social activists, to which students can turn for advice and inspiration. Instead, scholarly discussions of change are fragmented with few conversations crossing disciplinary boundaries, rarely making it onto the radar of those actively seeking change. This book bridges the gap between academia and practice, bringing together the best research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists to explore the topic of social and political change. Drawing on many first-hand examples from the global experience of Oxfam, one of the world's largest social justice NGOs, as well as the author's insights from studying and working on international development, it tests ideas on how change happens and offers the latest thinking on what works to achieve progressive change.


Kidney Stone Disease by David A. Schulsinger

Kidney Stone Disease
  • Title : Kidney Stone Disease
  • Author : David A. Schulsinger
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319121057
  • Pages : 249
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Kidney stone is a significant disease with a 12-15% prevalence in the United States. Patients with a history of stones have a 50% risk of making another stone in 5 years or 80% risk in their lifetime. The goal of this book is to educate the reader on the nuts and bolts of stone disease and to provide new and updated information to help them tackle this painful disease.


Digital Economies at Global Margins by Mark Graham

Digital Economies at Global Margins
  • Title : Digital Economies at Global Margins
  • Author : Mark Graham
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 0262535890
  • Pages : 392
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Investigations of what increasing digital connectivity and the digitalization of the economy mean for people and places at the world's economic margins. Within the last decade, more than one billion people became new Internet users. Once, digital connectivity was confined to economically prosperous parts of the world; now Internet users make up a majority of the world's population. In this book, contributors from a range of disciplines and locations investigate the impact of increased digital connectivity on people and places at the world's economic margins. Does the advent of a digitalized economy mean that those in economic peripheries can transcend spatial, organizational, social, and political constraints—or do digital tools and techniques tend to reinforce existing inequalities? The contributors present a diverse set of case studies, reporting on digitalization in countries ranging from Chile to Kenya to the Philippines, and develop a broad range of theoretical positions. They consider, among other things, data-driven disintermediation, women's economic empowerment and gendered power relations, digital humanitarianism and philanthropic capitalism, the spread of innovation hubs, and two cases of the reversal of core and periphery in digital innovation. Contributors Niels Beerepoot, Ryan Burns, Jenna Burrell, Julie Yujie Chen, Peter Dannenberg, Uwe Deichmann, Jonathan Donner, Christopher Foster, Mark Graham, Nicolas Friederici, Hernan Galperin, Catrihel Greppi, Anita Gurumurthy, Isis Hjorth, Lilly Irani, Molly Jackman, Calestous Juma, Dorothea Kleine, Madlen Krone, Vili Lehdonvirta, Chris Locke, Silvia Masiero, Hannah McCarrick,Deepak K. Mishra, Bitange Ndemo, Jorien Oprins, Elisa Oreglia, Stefan Ouma, Robert Pepper, Jack Linchuan Qiu, Julian Stenmanns, Tim Unwin, Julia Verne, Timothy Waema


Writing a Romance Novel For Dummies by Leslie Wainger

Writing a Romance Novel For Dummies
  • Title : Writing a Romance Novel For Dummies
  • Author : Leslie Wainger
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 111805315X
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In love with romance novels? You’re not alone! Romance is today’s most popular fiction genre, accounting for more than half of all mass market fiction sold. If you’re looking to make a serious effort at writing a romance and getting it published in today’s multifaceted markets, you need to learn as much as you can about this highly successful field—especially how to create the perfect heroes and heroines. Now, in this easy, step-by-step guide, a top romance editor gives you the know-how you need to succeed as a romance novelist! Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is perfect for both beginning and more accomplished writers who are looking to get the leading edge on writing a romance novel and get it published. Leslie Wainger, Executive Editor at Harlequin Books, explains what it takes to become the next Nora Roberts, providing the techniques you need to: Select a pseudonym Write a compelling, heartfelt story Find the right agent and publisher Submit a manuscript Market your novel Join clubs and associations Packed with insider advice, this plain-English guide helps you grasp the building blocks of a great romance, providing practical tips on the craft of writing as well as savvy pointers on how to hook your reader from page one, write with passion, and shape a proposal that will wow agents and editors. You get lots of expert tips on analyzing the marketplace, creating compelling characters, and finding your own voice. Wainger also: Demystifies the sub-genres of the romance world, from historical, contemporary, and multicultural to paranormal, romantic suspense, and Christian/inspirational Explains plotting, pacing, and writing those crucial love scenes Discusses how to conduct research, assign credits, and get permissions Helps you decide whether it’s best to write alone or with a partner Complete with a manuscript preparation checklist, tips for revising your work smoothly and successfully, guidance in understanding and negotiating a contract, and a list of romance writing resources, Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is your one-stop guide to becoming a published novelist!


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
  • Title : The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
  • Author : Sean Covey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476764670
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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With more than five million copies in print all around the world, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is the ultimate teenage success guide—now updated for the digital age. Imagine you had a roadmap—a step-by-step guide to help you get from where you are now, to where you want to be in the future. Your goals, your dreams, your plans…they are all within reach. You just need the tools to help you get there. That’s what Sean Covey’s landmark book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, has been to millions of teens: a handbook to self-esteem and success. Now updated for the digital age, this classic book applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to the tough issues and life-changing decisions teens face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a simple approach to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and get along with their parents, as well as tackle the new challenges of our time, like cyberbullying and social media. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, teachers, counselors, or any adult who works with teens, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond. “If The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens doesn’t help you, then you must have a perfect life already.”–Jordan McLaughlin, Age 17


World Social Report 2020 by Department of Economic and Social Affairs

World Social Report 2020
  • Title : World Social Report 2020
  • Author : Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • ISBN Code : 9210043677
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This report examines the links between inequality and other major global trends (or megatrends), with a focus on technological change, climate change, urbanization and international migration. The analysis pays particular attention to poverty and labour market trends, as they mediate the distributional impacts of the major trends selected. It also provides policy recommendations to manage these megatrends in an equitable manner and considers the policy implications, so as to reduce inequalities and support their implementation.


First Blood by David Morrell

First Blood
  • Title : First Blood
  • Author : David Morrell
  • Publisher : David Morrell
  • ISBN Code : 1937760022
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From New York Times bestselling author, David Morrell, comes a classic thriller that introduced the character of Rambo, one of the most iconic action heroes of the twentieth century. Called “the father of the modern action novel,” FIRST BLOOD changed the genre. Although the book and the film adaptation have similarities, they are very different, especially its unexpected ending and its greater intensity. If you’ve only experienced the film, you’re in for a surprise. Once they were soldiers. Rambo, the ragged kid whose presence in town is considered a threat. And Teasle, the Chief of Police of Madison, Kentucky. Both have been trained to kill: Rambo in Vietnam, Teasle in Korea. They learned different military tactics, different ways of death and survival in two different wars. Now, without warning, they are enemies in a civilian combat that becomes a chase through the woods and mountains and caves above the town. As we follow them, we understand that once a man has been trained as a killer, perhaps he is changed forever. Award-winning FIRST BLOOD was published in 1972, was translated into 26 languages, and has never been out of print. It was one of the first novels to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. David’s novelizations for RAMBO (FIRST BLOOD PART II) and RAMBO III are available as e-books. They’re quite different from the films and include revealing introductions. See also David’s RAMBO AND ME: THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY. Critical reactions: “A fine novel. . . . When Johnny comes marching home this time, watch out.” —The New York Times Sunday Book Review “A first-rate thriller.” —Newsweek “One of the finest chase novels you will ever read.” —Minneapolis Tribune “A terrific thriller.” —Saturday Review “One hell of a hard, fast novel.” —John D. MacDonald


Research Methods in Anthropology by H. Russell Bernard

Research Methods in Anthropology
  • Title : Research Methods in Anthropology
  • Author : H. Russell Bernard
  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN Code : 0759112568
  • Pages : 824
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A newer edition of this book is available for ordering at the following web address: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780759112421 Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology programs. Over the past dozen years, it has launched tens of thousands of students into the field with its combination of rigorous methodology, wry humor, commonsense advice, and numerous examples from actual field projects. Now the fourth edition of this classic textbook is ready, written in Russ Bernard's unmistakable conversational style. It contains all the useful methodological advice of previous editions and more: additional material on text analysis, an expanded section on sampling in field settings, the use of computers for fieldwork and analysis, the pros and cons of rapid assessment techniques in anthropology, dozens of new examples, and an expanded bibliography. 'Methods belong to all of us' is the watchphrase of this book. Whether you are coming from a scientific, interpretive, or applied anthropological tradition, your students should learn field methods from the best guide around.


Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder,Yves Pigneur

Business Model Generation
  • Title : Business Model Generation
  • Author : Alexander Osterwalder,Yves Pigneur
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118656407
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Business Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don't yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need Business Model Generation. Co-created by 470 "Business Model Canvas" practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization. It explains the most common Business Model patterns, based on concepts from leading business thinkers, and helps you reinterpret them for your own context. You will learn how to systematically understand, design, and implement a game-changing business model--or analyze and renovate an old one. Along the way, you'll understand at a much deeper level your customers, distribution channels, partners, revenue streams, costs, and your core value proposition. Business Model Generation features practical innovation techniques used today by leading consultants and companies worldwide, including 3M, Ericsson, Capgemini, Deloitte, and others. Designed for doers, it is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new models of value creation: for executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all organizations. If you're ready to change the rules, you belong to "the business model generation!"


The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management by Peter F. Boxall,John Purcell,Patrick M. Wright

The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management
  • Author : Peter F. Boxall,John Purcell,Patrick M. Wright
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 9780199282517
  • Pages : 658
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Human resource management is central to management teaching & research. Presenting the trends & developments, this handbook is divided into: foundations & frameworks; core processes & functions; patterns & dynamics; & measurement & outcomes.


Fisheries in the Pacific by Elodie Fache,Simonne Pauwels,Valérie Allain

Fisheries in the Pacific
  • Title : Fisheries in the Pacific
  • Author : Elodie Fache,Simonne Pauwels,Valérie Allain
  • Publisher : pacific-credo Publications
  • ISBN Code : 2956398164
  • Pages : 290
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Fisheries in the Pacific: The Challenges of Governance and Sustainability is a multidisciplinary book, which examines various aspects of coastal and oceanic fisheries in Pacific waters. These interrelated fisheries sectors are critical for regional food security and also represent a reserve of food resources for the rest of the world. The introduction and eight chapters highlight that both these sectors raise major economic and ecological issues while revealing significant social changes, political asymmetries and alliances, geostrategic rationales, developments in legislation, customary dynamics, and conservation challenges. Through complementary approaches and interpretations of both quantitative and qualitative data, this book aims to contribute to a better understanding of the current situation of fisheries in the Pacific. It also responds to the compelling need to establish a constructive and ongoing dialogue on the matter between social scientists and environmental scientists, based in Europe and in the Pacific Islands, and between these experts and the various stakeholders and policy-making institutions involved in the Pacific region.


Music on the Move by Danielle Fosler-Lussier

Music on the Move
  • Title : Music on the Move
  • Author : Danielle Fosler-Lussier
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN Code : 0472054503
  • Pages : 322
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Music is a mobile art. When people move to faraway places, whether by choice or by force, they bring their music along. Music creates a meaningful point of contact for individuals and for groups; it can encourage curiosity and foster understanding; and it can preserve a sense of identity and comfort in an unfamiliar or hostile environment. As music crosses cultural, linguistic, and political boundaries, it continually changes. While human mobility and mediation have always shaped music-making, our current era of digital connectedness introduces new creative opportunities and inspiration even as it extends concerns about issues such as copyright infringement and cultural appropriation. With its innovative multimodal approach, Music on the Move invites readers to listen and engage with many different types of music as they read. The text introduces a variety of concepts related to music’s travels—with or without its makers—including colonialism, migration, diaspora, mediation, propaganda, copyright, and hybridity. The case studies represent a variety of musical genres and styles, Western and non-Western, concert music, traditional music, and popular music. Highly accessible, jargon-free, and media-rich, Music on the Move is suitable for students as well as general-interest readers.


The Requirements Engineering Handbook by Ralph Rowland Young

The Requirements Engineering Handbook
  • Title : The Requirements Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Ralph Rowland Young
  • Publisher : Artech House
  • ISBN Code : 9781580536189
  • Pages : 254
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Gathering customer requirements is a key activity for developing software that meets the customer's needs. A concise and practical overview of everything a requirement's analyst needs to know about establishing customer requirements, this first-of-its-kind book is the perfect desk guide for systems or software development work. The book enables professionals to identify the real customer requirements for their projects and control changes and additions to these requirements. This unique resource helps practitioners understand the importance of requirements, leverage effective requirements practices, and better utilize resources. The book also explains how to strengthen interpersonal relationships and communications which are major contributors to project effectiveness. Moreover, analysts find clear examples and checklists to help them implement best practices.


Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

Fast Food Nation
  • Title : Fast Food Nation
  • Author : Eric Schlosser
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 0547750331
  • Pages : 362
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.


The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
  • Title : The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
  • Author : Tony Attwood
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1843104954
  • Pages : 397
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A guide to Asperger's syndrome describes what it is and how it is diagnosed, along with information on such topics as bullying, emotions, language, movement, cognitive ability, and long-term relationships.


Psychology by Rose M Spielman

Psychology
  • Title : Psychology
  • Author : Rose M Spielman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781680922370
  • Pages : 754
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The images in this textbook are in color. There is a less-expensive non-color version available - search for ISBN 9781680922363. Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.


Making Summer Count by Jennifer Sloan McCombs,Catherine H. Augustine,Heather L. Schwartz

Making Summer Count
  • Title : Making Summer Count
  • Author : Jennifer Sloan McCombs,Catherine H. Augustine,Heather L. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Rand Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0833052713
  • Pages : 118
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Students typically lose knowledge and skills during the summer, particularly low-income students. Districts and private providers can benefit from the evidence on summer programming to maximize program effectiveness, quality, reach, and funding.


Cover Letter Magic by Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark

Cover Letter Magic
  • Title : Cover Letter Magic
  • Author : Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark
  • Publisher : Jist Works
  • ISBN Code : 9781563709869
  • Pages : 412
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Professional resume and cover letter writers reveal their inside secrets for creating phenomenal cover letters that get attention and land interviews. Features more than 150 sample cover letters written for all types of job seekers, including the Before-and-After transformations that can make boring letters fabulous.


Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt,Jane Rollason

Angela's Ashes
  • Title : Angela's Ashes
  • Author : Frank McCourt,Jane Rollason
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781904720447
  • Pages : 88
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Korean edition of a New York Times bestseller and the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ANGELA'S ASHES: A Memoir by Frank McCourt. Despite extreme poverty and desperation of his childhood McCourt recounts his early age in an affecting and uplifting voice in this luminous memoir. Translated by Kim Lucia. In Korean. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.


Comparative Perspectives on Language and Literacy by Leslie Limage

Comparative Perspectives on Language and Literacy
  • Title : Comparative Perspectives on Language and Literacy
  • Author : Leslie Limage
  • Publisher : UNESCO Regional Office
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 636
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers by Steven Pascal-Joiner

The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers
  • Title : The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers
  • Author : Steven Pascal-Joiner
  • Publisher : Idealist.org
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 249
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Techniques for Electronic Resource Management by Jill Emery,Graham Stone, Dr.,Peter McCracken

Techniques for Electronic Resource Management
  • Title : Techniques for Electronic Resource Management
  • Author : Jill Emery,Graham Stone, Dr.,Peter McCracken
  • Publisher : ALA Editions
  • ISBN Code : 9780838919040
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Whether a single team manages electronic resources or responsibility is spread across your library, this book will be your go-to ERM reference.


The Stigma of Mental Illness - End of the Story? by Wolfgang Gaebel,Wulf Rössler,Norman Sartorius

The Stigma of Mental Illness - End of the Story?
  • Title : The Stigma of Mental Illness - End of the Story?
  • Author : Wolfgang Gaebel,Wulf Rössler,Norman Sartorius
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319278398
  • Pages : 656
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book makes a highly innovative contribution to overcoming the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness – still the heaviest burden both for those afflicted and those caring for them. The scene is set by the presentation of different fundamental perspectives on the problem of stigma and discrimination by researchers, consumers, families, and human rights experts. Current knowledge and practice used in reducing stigma are then described, with information on the programmes adopted across the world and their utility, feasibility, and effectiveness. The core of the volume comprises descriptions of new approaches and innovative programmes specifically designed to overcome stigma and discrimination. In the closing part of the book, the editors – all respected experts in the field – summarize some of the most important evidence- and experience-based recommendations for future action to successfully rewrite the long and burdensome ‘story’ of mental illness stigma and discrimination.


Read, Write, Lead by Regie Routman

Read, Write, Lead
  • Title : Read, Write, Lead
  • Author : Regie Routman
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • ISBN Code : 1416618732
  • Pages : 356
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Literacy is a skill for all time, for all people. It is an integral part of our lives, whether we are students or adult professionals. Giving all educators the breadth of knowledge and practical tools that help students strengthen their literacy skills is the focus of Read, Write, Lead. Drawing on her experience as a mentor teacher, reading specialist, instructional coach, and staff developer, author Regie Routman offers time-tested advice on how to develop a schoolwide learning culture that leads to more effective reading and writing across the curriculum. She explains how every school—including yours—can: implement instructional practices that lead to better engagement and achievement in reading and writing for all students, from kindergarten through high school, including second-language and struggling learners; build Professional Literacy Communities of educators working together to create sustainable school change through professional learning based on shared beliefs; reduce the need for intervention through daily practices that ensure success, even for our most vulnerable learners; and embed the language of productive feedback in responsive instruction, conferences, and observations in order to accelerate learning for students, teachers, and leaders. In their own voices, teachers, principals, literacy specialists, and students offer real-life examples of changes that led to dramatic improvement in literacy skills and—perhaps just as important--increased joy in teaching and learning. Scattered throughout the book are “Quick Wins”--ideas and actions that can yield positive, affirming results while tackling the tough work of long-term change.


Trump's Foreign Policies Are Better Than They Seem by Robert D. Blackwill

Trump's Foreign Policies Are Better Than They Seem
  • Title : Trump's Foreign Policies Are Better Than They Seem
  • Author : Robert D. Blackwill
  • Publisher : Council on Foreign Relations Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780876097632
  • Pages : 112
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Blackwill examines in detail Trump's actions in a turbulent world in important policy areas, including the United States' relationships with its allies, its relationships with China and Russia, and its policies on the Middle East and climate change. This report acknowledges the persuasive points of Trump's critics, but at the same time seeks to perform exacting autopsies on their less convincing critiques.


The Life of James Clerk Maxwell by Lewis Campbell

The Life of James Clerk Maxwell
  • Title : The Life of James Clerk Maxwell
  • Author : Lewis Campbell
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780353560109
  • Pages : 714
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategies by Patsy Healey

Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategies
  • Title : Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategies
  • Author : Patsy Healey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134180071
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategies develops important new relational and institutionalist approaches to policy analysis and planning, of relevance to all those with an interest in cities and urban areas. Well-illustrated chapters weave together conceptual development, experience and implications for future practice and address the challenge of urban and metropolitan planning and development. Useful for students, social scientists and policy makers, Urban Complexity and Spatial Strategies offers concepts and detailed cases of interest to those involved in policy development and management, as well as providing a foundation of ideas and experiences, an account of the place-focused practices of governance and an approach to the analysis of governance dynamics. For those in the planning field itself, this book re-interprets the role of planning frameworks in linking spatial patterns to social dynamics with twenty-first century relevance.


Teacher Professional Learning and Development by N.A

Teacher Professional Learning and Development
  • Title : Teacher Professional Learning and Development
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780790326290
  • Pages : 291
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Poverty and Health by Clare Blackburn

Poverty and Health
  • Title : Poverty and Health
  • Author : Clare Blackburn
  • Publisher : Falmer Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 170
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A growing body of research has pointed to the way poverty affects the health of those who experience it. This book brings together a range of material on this subject and examines the relationship between poverty and health, in particular the health of families with young children.


Oxford Guide to English Grammar by John Eastwood

Oxford Guide to English Grammar
  • Title : Oxford Guide to English Grammar
  • Author : John Eastwood
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780194313346
  • Pages : 446
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Oxford Guide to English Grammar is a systematic account of grammatical forms and the way they are used in modern standard English. It is designed for learners at intermediate and advanced levels and for teachers, and is equally suitable for quick reference to details or for the moreleisured study of grammatical topics. The emphasis is on meaning in the choice of grammatical pattern, and on the use of patterns in texts and in conversations.


Dying to Win by Robert Anthony Pape

Dying to Win
  • Title : Dying to Win
  • Author : Robert Anthony Pape
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN Code : 0812973380
  • Pages : 353
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A sobering, thought-provoking study of suicide terrorism analyzes the political logic and motivations behind the phenomenon, charting incidents of suicide terrorism around the world since World War II, examining key patterns in the events, assessing their impact on the political process, and outlining ways in which governments and society can fight them. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.


The Grog Book by Maggie Brady

The Grog Book
  • Title : The Grog Book
  • Author : Maggie Brady
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780642826275
  • Pages : 252
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The aim of this book is to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia with ideas and strategies for managing alcohol. It draws on selected cases, dealing with what indigenous people themselves have done, and us written for those who are able to encourage and stimulate community based intervention.


Global Learning in the 21st Century by Tassos Barkatsas,Adam Bertram

Global Learning in the 21st Century
  • Title : Global Learning in the 21st Century
  • Author : Tassos Barkatsas,Adam Bertram
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 946300761X
  • Pages : 306
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this 21st century, technological and social changes have never been as rapid as before, and educative practices must evolve and innovate to keep up. What is being done by educators today to prepare future global citizens? What are the skills and competencies that will be required by our students? What changes in how we approach education might need to be made? This book presents a modern focus on some significant issues in teaching, learning, and research that are valuable in preparing students for the 21st century. The book discusses these issues in four sections. The first section presents contemporary, innovative curriculum and pedagogical practices that are relevant for the 21st century. This also includes how social networking has an integrated role within current educative practice. The next section then explores issues and current research around motivation and engagement, and how these are changing in this era of technological and social change. The third section presents debates around inclusion and social contexts, both global and local. Finally, the fourth section explores current discourses in regard to internationalisation and globalisation and how these are being considered in educational research. The book is an important representation of some of the work currently being done for these rapidly changing times. It will appeal to academics, researchers, teacher educators, educational administrators, teachers and anyone interested in preparing students for a modern and globally interconnected world.


The 100-Mile Diet by Alisa Smith,J.B. MacKinnon

The 100-Mile Diet
  • Title : The 100-Mile Diet
  • Author : Alisa Smith,J.B. MacKinnon
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • ISBN Code : 0307371174
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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The remarkable, amusing and inspiring adventures of a Canadian couple who make a year-long attempt to eat foods grown and produced within a 100-mile radius of their apartment. When Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon learned that the average ingredient in a North American meal travels 1,500 miles from farm to plate, they decided to launch a simple experiment to reconnect with the people and places that produced what they ate. For one year, they would only consume food that came from within a 100-mile radius of their Vancouver apartment. The 100-Mile Diet was born. The couple’s discoveries sometimes shook their resolve. It would be a year without sugar, Cheerios, olive oil, rice, Pizza Pops, beer, and much, much more. Yet local eating has turned out to be a life lesson in pleasures that are always close at hand. They met the revolutionary farmers and modern-day hunter-gatherers who are changing the way we think about food. They got personal with issues ranging from global economics to biodiversity. They called on the wisdom of grandmothers, and immersed themselves in the seasons. They discovered a host of new flavours, from gooseberry wine to sunchokes to turnip sandwiches, foods that they never would have guessed were on their doorstep. The 100-Mile Diet struck a deeper chord than anyone could have predicted, attracting media and grassroots interest that spanned the globe. The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating tells the full story, from the insights to the kitchen disasters, as the authors transform from megamart shoppers to self-sufficient urban pioneers. The 100-Mile Diet is a pathway home for anybody, anywhere. Call me naive, but I never knew that flour would be struck from our 100-Mile Diet. Wheat products are just so ubiquitous, “the staff of life,” that I had hazily imagined the stuff must be grown everywhere. But of course: I had never seen a field of wheat anywhere close to Vancouver, and my mental images of late-afternoon light falling on golden fields of grain were all from my childhood on the Canadian prairies. What I was able to find was Anita’s Organic Grain & Flour Mill, about 60 miles up the Fraser River valley. I called, and learned that Anita’s nearest grain suppliers were at least 800 miles away by road. She sounded sorry for me. Would it be a year until I tasted a pie? —From The 100-Mile Diet From the Hardcover edition.


Nurtureshock by Ashley Merryman,Po Bronson

Nurtureshock
  • Title : Nurtureshock
  • Author : Ashley Merryman,Po Bronson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1407079085
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What if we told you... that dishonesty in children is a positive trait that arguing in front of your kids can make you a good role model and that if you praise your children you risk making them fail ...and it was all true? Using a cutting-edge combination of behavioural psychology and neuroscience, award-winning journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman have produced an innovative, counter-intuitive read that will change the way we interact with our children forever. They demonstrate that for years our best intentions with children have been our worst ideas, using break-through scientific studies to prove that our instincts and received wisdom are all wrong. Nurtureshock is the Freakonomics of childhood and adolescence, exploring logic-defying insights into child development that have far-reaching relevance for us all.


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken
  • Title : Unbroken
  • Author : Laura Hillenbrand
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • ISBN Code : 0812974492
  • Pages : 500
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.