Rather than weighing parents down with complicated plans, confusing information, and legal terminology, this book takes a common-sense approach, providing readers in a state of emotional distress with the practical, down-to- earth advice they need to sensibly and comfortingly guide their children through this often painful process. Covering the most common mistakes divorcing parents tend to make, as well as addressing special issues that come up for kids of different age groups, this book helps you retain a strong, healthy, and loving environment for your child, even in the midst of change.
This is a much-needed repository of wisdom and practical counsel for any family going through a time ofheightened feelings and fragile relationships. Glass, Stationery Office, The , , , And like all good literature, this novel reaches beyond the moment to encompass larger themes: for its protagonist, Karl the small, is not only struggling with an emerging schizophrenia that increasingly boulders his life with unexpected moments of delusion, but he is also dealing with the emerging tugs of adulthood.
Karl's offbeat humor works for a while to stave the problems, and indeed, his humor gives the reader a great many insights into the ludicrous machinations of the business world and the Mormon society that surrounds Karl in his home state. But then quips, puns, and humor turn sour as Karl is subjected to psychotic episode after psychotic episode until the resulting break with reality becomes catastrophic. But then a peace emerges at the end of this novel to save Karl from complete tragedy, to indeed leave him as an operating, normal human -- albeit our concept of normality has certainly been enhanced by the novel's end.
The Masque Resumed, Dennis Barone , , , A pioneer boy, brought up by Crow Indians, is reunited with his family and attempts to orient himself in the white man's culture. Pensees, Blaise Pascal , , , Blaise Pascal, the precociously brilliant contemporary of Descartes, was a gifted mathematician and physicist, but it is his unfinished apologia for the Christian religion upon which his reputation now rests. The Penses is a collection of philosohical fragments, notes and essays in which Pascal explores the contradictions of human nature in pscyhological, social, metaphysical and - above all - theological terms.
Mankind emerges from Pascal's analysis as a wretched and desolate creature within an impersonal universe, but who can be transformed through faith in God's grace. Take It Or - Leave It! A mix of criticism, memoir, and reviews, The Point goes beyond intellectual tourism by challenging its readers to recognize the impact of ideas on their everyday life. Early issues have considered whether it is possible to live an honorable social life on Facebook, what Thorstein Veblen would say about Goldman Sachs, how Stendhal might help us with dating, and why todays conservatives ought to read Marx. Kotfila, Joshua D.
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Trainees need secure understanding of their subject in order to become effective, creative, and confident teachers. This specific popular UK coursebook enables trainee primary teachers to develop their English subject knowledge. All popular existing features have been retained, but are joined by new reflective tasks and "Moving On" sections which help trainees to develop the information in each chapter. New chapters on language and literacy acquisition, ICT Information and Communication Technology , and e-texts bring this text fully up-to-date. Developing Computer Systems Requirements, J.
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Author Christopher R. Gabel examines the operations for the control of Vicksburg, Mississippi. President Abraham Lincoln called Vicksburg "the key," and indeed it was as control of the Mississippi River depended entirely on the taking of this Confederate stronghold. Enabling power: Armed Forces Act , s. Issued: Made: Laid: Coming into force: Effect: S.
Revoked by S. Smith , , , The Encyclopedia of Women in World History captures the experiences of women throughout world history in a comprehensive, 4-volume work. Although there has been extensive research on women in history by region, no text or reference work has comprehensively covered the role women have played throughout world history. The past thirty years have seen an explosion of research and effort to present the experiences and contributions of women not only in the Western world but across the globe.
Historians have investigated womens daily lives in virtually every region and have researched the leadership roles women have filled across time and region. They have found and demonstrated that there is virtually no historical, social, or demographic change in which women have not been involved and by which their lives have not been affected. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History benefits greatly from these efforts and experiences, and illuminates how women worldwide have influenced and been influenced by these historical, social, and demographic changes.
The Encyclopedia contains over 1, signed articles arranged in an A-Z format for ease of use. The entries cover six main areas: biographies; geography and history; comparative culture and society, including adoption, abortion, performing arts; organizations and movements, such as the Egyptian Uprising, and the Paris Commune; womens and gender studies; and topics in world history that include slave trade, globalization, and disease.
With its rich and insightful entries by leading scholars and experts, this reference work is sure to be a valued, go-to resource for scholars, college and high school students, and general readers alike. Written by one of Australia's leading lepidopterists, it is stunningly illustrated with colour photographs of each of the currently identified species.
There is also a distribution map for each species on the Australian mainland. It covers the five major family groups: Hesperiidae, Paplionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae and Lycaenidae, as well as the family Riodinidae, which has but a single species in Australia. The introduction covers adult structure, classification, distribution and habitats, and life cycle and behaviour.
This is followed by accounts of each of the species, giving common name, scientific name, and other names if any , as well as details of behaviour, habitat, status, and larval food plants. Accompanying each species is a distribution map, and photographs of the upperside and underside of both male and female specimens. The book also contains a checklist of all species, a list of entomological contacts, a glossary, a bibliography, an index of common names and an index of scientific names. Supplementary section Collecting and Preserving Butterflies is available as a free download in the Features tab Adobe Acrobat format - kb.
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food , , X, Dispersed Democratic Leadership examines both the scope and consequences of the dispersal of the leadership role in democratic societies, a topic that has been relatively neglected by a political science literature dominated by studies of executive power. Individual chapters investigate the many loci of leadership found in modern democracies, some ancient and some newly emergent, some institutionalized and some ad-hoc, some self- consciously political and some avowedly a-political.
In assessing the effects of leadership dispersal, the book argues that understanding how policies are shaped in a democracy requires balancing the usual person-centered approach with one that is more contextual, institutional, and relational. The public leadership role of people in business, the media, non- governmental organizations, bureaucracy, law, show-business and many other areas are instructively investigated to enhance our appreciation of the complexity of democratic political systems and to allow us to assess the effects, both good and ill, of democratic leadership dispersal.
House of Commons. Department of Health and Social Security. Department Whitley Council Staff side. A riveting narrative by a writer known for her books on pioneers, Across Death Valley is a fictionalized account based on the true story of the legendary journey that Juliet Wells Brier, her husband, and their three sons undertook during the Gold Rush from Salt Lake City to the settlement of Los Angeles. But, after several agonizing weeks, some of the familiesthe Briers includedbroke off from the main group to continue on an unmapped shortcut.
As hardships mounted they splintered into smaller groups until, finally, the Briers were traveling alone. Their chosen route led directly into Death Valleyeventually, on foot. Diminutive Julia piggybacked her youngest son even when she was near death from thirst and exhaustion. Rich in compelling detail, Across Death Valley is an unforgettable tale of courage, love, and hope.
Science Jumpstarters! Hoehn , , , When a boy swaps his dad for two goldfish he does not really think through the consequences! After all, he is not the only person who can swap stuff. When the boy is told by his mother that he has to get his father back it is not so easily done. It seems that the father has a pretty high value as he has been traded by one child to the next leaving a trail that the son has to follow. Where will it all end? Here is the thrilling story of pilot and plane in development and in combat, as they swept the skies of Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific.
A magnificent story told by one of America's greatest historians of military aviation, Martin Caidin. The Gospel Within Us brings you on a complete verse by verse tour of The Gospel According to Mark and shows how this first Gospel can be seen as a workbook that provides a complete program of spiritual learning and growth, from the first stirrings of conscience to the final transformation, as Christ within us guides us into a life led by The Holy Spirit. A personal approach that invites the reader to connect the people and events of the Gospel to one's own feelings, thoughts and the events of everyday life, to understand the crises that may be markers of spiritual growth, and to reach for the resources that Jesus shows us are available to us all for the arduous journey from our own Galilee to our own Jerusalem.
One of the exceptional beauties of this book is that it allows all, not just Christians, to get a taste of our true, spiritual selves. Through specific exercises it becomes a 'living book' in that you take in as much as you can for the moment, allow it to percolate, and then return to review, revise, or continue your journey. In the artists of Kaltjiti Arts in the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara lands of northern South Australia decided to record their culture for future generations.
With Beverley Peacock, arts centre manager since , they approached Diana James, Kaltjiti's first art adviser , with the suggestion to collaborate on a book. A fluent Pitjantjatjara speaker, James has worked throughout the region for more than 30 years and gained a Ph. D in anthropology in for her work. Like Geoffrey Bardon at Papunya and Winifred Hilliard at Ernabella, James' life also became intrinsically interwoven with those of the artists.
From , a series of extensive trips were made to the artists' traditional country as they related to James the stories of their art, culture and those of their vast country, which covers some thousands of kilometres across South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Now this groundbreaking new book documents these stories along with the development of Kaltjiti Arts - from its humble beginnings in a primitive tin shed to a leading contemporary arts centre. James also reveals why the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara did not start painting in acrylics consistently until almost 30 years after their Papunya countrymen, and explores the artists' work in the batik, carving and weaving movements. On the artists' encouragement, some never before published photographs of their forebears taken by anthropologist Charles Mountford in the s are also reproduced along with rare pictorial vignettes tracing their 40 year development.
A rare blend of scholarly research and first hand account, Painting the Song makes an important contribution to the lexicon of Aboriginal cultural history and is destined to become a classic on the subject. Published in partnership with Kaltjiti Arts. In this entertaining and educational story Jenny and Jason experience their very first riding lesson.
At Red Barn Farms they are guided through the world of horses, learning about brushes, grooming, tack, safety rules, and much more. As Jenny and Jason feel the bond and magic that happens between horse and rider, the narrative captures the excitement and joy of riding and being in the company of these magnificent creatures. Servingup chills and thrills, this collection of haunting tales offers the intelligence and emotional resonance that only comes from great writing. Coraghessan Boyle's tale of a vengeful statue of the Virgin Mary, these stories show how delicious it can be to curl up with master storytellers and the things that go bump in the night.
Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Peanuts and Tobacco , , , Australia Cane, Pino Bosi , , , The Husband Hunt, Lynsay Sands , , , Let the hunt begin Lisa Madison wants a husband, and she has just the candidate in mind: Robert Langley. Trouble is, the infuriating man insists on seeing her as the impish girl she once waseven as every other gentleman in London has taken notice of her womanly.
When her beauty lands her in danger, it's Robert who comes to the rescue, only to announce his affections are not of the romantic kind! Robert saw enough sorrow in his parents' union to know he wants nothing to do with marriage, which is exactly what he'll be trapped into if he acts on his desire for the irksome siren. And then Lisa does what Robert least expects: gives up on him! As feigned indifference gives way, blistering passion burns at last. But just before the pair can succumb to hard-won bliss, an enemy with unfinished business lurks, threatening to destroy them both.
Piccadilly Jim, Pelham Grenville Wodehouse , , , Piccadilly Jim was a gossip columnist's dream. His life was one breach of promise after another drunken brawl. His rather Victorian aunt was not amused. So she decides to reform him. Unfortunately, she happens to choose a time when Jim has fallenin love and has decided he will reform himself.
Life becomes complicated. With a beautiful piece of Wodehouse twisted logic, Jim ends up having to pretend he's himself. Whether this is the apex of honesty or the most base example of dishonesty onlyyou can decide. Whatever it is, it's hilarious. Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits: A Guide for Occupational Therapists, Third Edition is a unique collaboration from occupational therapists, optometrists, and low vision rehabilitation specialists.
Mitchell Scheiman presents a unique Three Component Model of Vision that includes: Visual integrity: Includes visual acuity clarity , the optics of the eye, and eye health Visual efficiency skills: Includes focusing, eye teaming, and eye movements Visual information processing skills: Includes the ability to analyze, interpret and respond to visual information A major emphasis of the new edition is on management of eye movement, visual information processing, visual field, and low vision problems.
Therapy suggestions have been expanded and the use of computer software has been incorporated into the therapy. Some Additional Chapter Topics Include: Visual problems associated with learning disorders Visual problems associated with acquired brain injury Management of vision problems for children with special needs Low vision Features of the Third Edition: Updated figures, research, and references Incorporates current American Occupational Therapy Association Practice Framework Glossary of key terms Appendices that include a vision screening report form and low vision supplies and equipment Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits: A Guide for Occupational Therapists, Third Edition will continue to bring the professions of occupational therapy and optometry together and will guide health care professionals to provide the ultimate in patient care.
Committee on Government Operations. Legislation and National Security Subcommittee , , , National Rice Policies , , , , , Report on the Censuses of Production, , , , Progress in modern radio astronomy led to the discovery of space masers in the microwave range, and it became a powerful tool for studies of interstellar star-forming molecular clouds. Progress in observational astronomy, particularly with ground-based huge telescopes and the space-based Hubble Space Telescope, has led to recent discoveries of space lasers in the optical range.
These operate in gas condensations in the vicinity of the mysterious star Eta Carinae one of the most luminous and massive stars of our Galaxy. Both maser and laser effects, first demonstrated under laboratory conditions, have now been discovered to occur under natural conditions in space too. A book with such an interdisciplinary scope has not been available to date. The book will also be useful for a wider audience interested in modern developments of the natural sciences and technology.
Advanced trauma operative management, Lenworth M. Jacobs, Ronald I. Gross, Stephen S. Luk , , , A Cycle of Days, John Parkinson , , , Animation: 2D and Beyond, Jayne Pilling , , , This book introduces the wide range of styles and techniques that make up the art of animation. Fourteen key animators from around the world discuss their commercial and personal work, their working set-ups and their thoughts for the future. Sue: 4 Poems for My Sister, , , , House of Lords.
Pennefather, Robert A. McCahon , , , Thoracic anaesthesia is regarded as a post fellowship sub-speciality within anaesthesia, and can be daunting. This handbook provides an easily accessible, informative, and palatable guide to this often complex subject. The text is sub-divided into basic sciences, pre-operative assessment, diagnostic procedures, and an anaesthetist's walk- through of key thoracic surgical procedures.
It concludes with an emergency section covering thoracic anaesthesia emergencies, critical care, and the thoracic surgical patient, and ends with essential guidance on the relevant practical procedures necessary to manage cases. The text provides an essential reference for the core curriculum of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and for the day-to-day practice of post fellowship anaesthetists alike.
The discussions of the surgical procedures are simple, highlighting the poignant stages that can affect the anaesthetic management of the patient. The authors use the very latest evidence in order to keep the reader up to speed with developments in the field. Whether on-call, running day-to-day lists or working within critical care, this indispensable guidebook will optimise the preparedness of all staff in dealing with any case, whether simple or complex.
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In the eight years since the publication of the first edition of A Field Guide for Science Writing, much about the world has changed. Never has it been more crucial for the lay public to be scientifically literate. That's where science writers come in. And that's why it's time for an update to the Field Guide, already a staple of science writing graduate programs across the country. The academic community has recently recognized how important it is for writers to become more sophisticated, knowledgeable, and skeptical about what they write.
More than 50 institutions now offer training in science writing. In addition mid-career fellowships for science writers are growing, giving journalists the chance to return to major universities for specialized training. We applaud these developments, and hope to be part of them with this new edition of the Field Guide.
In A Field Guide for Science Writers, 2nd Edition, the editors have assembled contributions from a collections of experienced journalists who are every bit as stellar as the group that contributed to the first edition. In the end, what we have are essays written by the very best in the science writing profession. These wonderful writers have written not only about style, but about content, too. These leaders in the profession describe how they work their way through the information glut to find the gems worth writing about. We also have chapters that provide the tools every good science writer needs: how to use statistics, how to weigh the merits of conflicting studies in scientific literature, how to report about risk.
And, ultimately, how to write. Quotz, Lisa K. Moore , , , Quotz is a book exploring higher ground - examining popular quotes and providing suggestions on how to apply them to our personal and professional lives. Get the only official guide to the GRE revised General Test that comes straight from the test makers! If you're looking for the best, most authoritative guide to the GRE revised General Test, you've found it!
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Calvin McCray , , , Two lives-like two waves on their separate journeys one about to crest, the other at its life's ebb -meet and mingle. And both become the stronger for it. McCray's experiences reflect the challenges that race presented to a black man of his generation in American society. Nancy Langhorne Astor's journey began in the post-Civil War south and took her across the Atlantic to England, where she endured two World Wars and became the first female Member of Parliament. Astor's experiences reflect the challenges that gender presented for a woman of her generation in Anglo-American society.
Their paths crossed in , when Fulbright Scholar McCray traveled to Britain and was taken under the great lady's wing. Their rapport was immediate and instantaneous. Each could relate to the trials of the other, and Nancy-who strongly believed in equality for women-faced the challenge of encouraging Cal's wife, Vivian, to teach in England, too, and serve as a second positive representative of America and American blacks.
Who Benefits? This fifth edition of the essential history of world population is updated with the most recent and significant scholarship on the topic. Reworked sections analyze the impact of environmental and climate change, discuss declining fertility in developing nations, and track the continuing impact of HIV-AIDS. Central themes updated and revised to take account of new scholarshipIncludes new sections on theories of migration in pre-historyExpands discussion of low fertility rates in developing Asian and Latin American countriesFuller coverage of population and environmental change, including the effects of climate changeBibliographic updates include weblinks to key scientific journals Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice, Stephen J.
Birchard, Robert G. Sherding , , X, Meticulously organized by body system for optimal readability and ease of reference, the 3rd edition of this best-selling manual provides quick, comprehensive, and practical guidance on evaluating and managing a full range of common medical and surgical conditions encountered in small animal practice. Medical chapters discuss etiology, clinical signs, diagnoses and treatment, while surgical chapters discuss anatomy, preoperative considerations, procedures and postoperative care.
It also contains an entire section devoted to avian and exotic pets and a comprehensive drug formulary. A consistent outline format provides easy access to information on etiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment for each disease or disorder, as well as anatomy, preoperative conditions, techniques, and postoperative care for surgical procedures.
Key Points draw attention to helpful tips and key concepts. Includes a comprehensive section covering diagnosis, treatment, and surgery for avian and exotic pets. Features new chapters that cover key topics such as physical therapy and rehabilitation, pain management, vaccination guidelines, and syncope. Includes the latest information on drugs and clinical equipment throughout. Daniel Deronda, George Eliot , , , With an essay by Barbara Hardy. I must get up in the morning and do what every one else does. It is all like a dance set beforehand. I seem to see all that can be - and I am tired and sick of it.
And the world is all confusion to me' George Eliot's last, most controversial novel opens as the spoiled Gwendolen Harleth, poised at a roulette table about to throw away a small fortune, captivates Daniel Deronda. As their lives become intertwined, they are also transformed by suffering, misfortune, revelations and Daniel's fascination with the Jewish singer Mirah.
Daniel Deronda shocked Victorian readers with its portrayal of the Jewish experience in British society, and remains a moving and epic portrayal of human passions. The Penguin English Library - editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War. Electrophysiological analysis of synaptic transmission, John I. Quastel , ,. The actin cytoskeleton plays a central role in many cellular processes including cell motility, cytokinesis, endocytosis and phagocytosis.
Actin monomer binding proteins provides a comprehensive view on actin monomer-binding proteins and the mechanisms by which they contribute to actin dynamics and various actin-dependent cellular processes. This new title contains chapters that describe the basic mechanisms of actin dynamics as well as the structural principles by which various actin-binding proteins interact with actin.
Enabling power: Social Security Administration Act , ss. General Beyond the troubles? Several drawings are well known to specialists but many others have never before been published. The collection includes works by famous as well as lesser known artists. Lindsay , , , Written based on the author's annual course on slave trade, Captives as Commodities examines three key themes: 1 the African context surrounding the Atlantic slave trade, 2 the history of the slave trade itself, and 3 the changing meaning of race and racism.
The author draws recent scholarship to provide students with an understanding of Atlantic slave trade. Turner , , , This is an excellent book, ideal for those both new to working with people with ASD and also more experienced practitioners' - Special magazine Individuals with autistic spectrum disorders ASDs have difficulty in communicating and socializing. They perceive the world in a very different way to most people, and often find the behaviour of those around them confusing and unfair.
This book examines the concerns around inappropriate social behaviour that those living and working with children and adults face on a day-to-day basis. It discusses preventative measures and intervention strategies, and uses real-life case studies to illustrate these. Issues covered include: " an overview of what difficulties might be encountered at different stages in life " strategies that can be used to alleviate the problems " how to recognize triggers and create stress-free environments " hints and tips for those living and working with individuals with ASDs. Practicing Eternity, Carol Givens , , , The powerful, moving journal writings of partners in a long-term lesbian relationship dealing with the process of living and the prospect of death.
Marriage and Divorce, Margaret C. Jasper , , , This third edition of Marriage and Divorce discusses the current laws governing marriage and divorce, including the related issues of child custody, visitation, and support. Margaret C. Jasper has expanded each chapter with further discussion of topics including cohabitation, property rights, parental rights, and financial issues. This easy-to-use guide is written for people at all levels of experience and education who are seeking legal advice without having to immediately contact a legal representative.
With this Legal Almanac, Jasper provides you with the information and tools that will make the experience of divorce less overwhelming, less expensive, and perhaps a little easier. This E. From award-winning historian Hugh Thomas, Cuba: A History is the essential work for understanding one of the most fascinating and controversial countries in the world. Hugh Thomas's acclaimed book explores the whole sweep of Cuban history from the British capture of Havana in through the years of Spanish and United States domination, down to the twentieth century and the extraordinary revolution of Fidel Castro.
Throughout this period of over two hundred years, Hugh Thomas analyses the political, economic and social events that have shaped Cuban history with extraordinary insight and panache, covering subjects ranging from sugar, tobacco and education to slavery, war and occupation. Encyclopaedic in range and breathtaking in execution, Cuba is surely one of the seminal works of world history. Thomas's notion of history's scope is generous, for he has not limited himself to telling old political and military events; he describes Cuban culture at all stages His language is witty but never mocking, crisp but never harsh'New Yorker 'Thomas seems to have talked to everybody not dead or in jail, and read everything.
The book that started the Quiet RevolutionAt least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introvertsRosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniakthat we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so.
She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introvertsfrom a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions.
Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. Titus , , X, Travel back in time to a Southern California that was still wide-open space, where everything and everyone was interconnected by the trolleys of the Pacific Electric Railway. Learn how trolleys and postcard publishers helped real estate developers transform Southern California from a sleepy, agricultural backwater into a bustling metropolis of the 21st century.
The trolleys of the Pacific Electric may be gone, but their influence continues to this very day. The Metamorphoses of Ovid, Ovid , , , First published in 8 A. The view that Russia has taken a decisive shift towards authoritarianism may be premature, but there is no doubt that its democracy is in crisis. In this original and dynamic analysis of the fundamental processes shaping contemporary Russian politics, Richard Sakwa applies a new model based on the concept of Russia as a dual state.
Russia's constitutional state is challenged by an administrative regime that subverts the rule of law and genuine electoral competitiveness. This has created a situation of permanent stalemate: the country is unable to move towards genuine pluralist democracy but, equally, its shift towards full-scale authoritarianism is inhibited.
The future of the country remains open. The Next Station Will Be. Photographs of Erie Railroad stations as they looked in the era, when company photographer J. Bailey traveled the entire railroad photographing the stations. Enabling power: Marine and Coastal Access Act , ss. Effect: None. General Argonaut, Madame de Morville , , , The answers to many intriguing questions can be found in this fun and instructive book for young children Why does my stomach rumble?
What happens to the food I eat? What does my brain look like? The answers to these and many other intriguing questions can be found in this fun and instructive book for young children. Packed with fascinating facts and stimulating games, My First Body Book is the perfect introduction to the incredible things our bodies can do. Amazing see-through section lets children explore the human body from the inside out.
Challenging activities encourage children to discover how and why their bodies work. Superb illustrations of internal organs plus remarkable full-color photographs help children understand how the systems of the body work together. These are the poems of an enraptured heart and mind, of clear eyes and ears doing the soul's seeing and hearing.
They vividly prove the unchanged function and relevance of poetry: to crystallize unsayable, non-verbal inner states, and to sanctify every world it touches. The Voluptuary brings us necessary visionary news of a profound sanity rooted in ecstatic love for creation. Her first full-length collection of poems, "The Wild Awake" , was published by Confluence Press.
A fourth collection, "Kindle" , was published by Mountains and Rivers Press. Her work has been selected for Poetry Daily on the Internet, and for Poetry in Motion, which puts poems on busses and light rail cars in the Portland metropolitan area. My Parents' Divorce, Julia Cole , , , Helps young children deal with difficult circumstances in life, such as handling a parent's divorce, and provides useful strategies and helpful solutions.
Mark Stern , , , At a time when biological psychiatry claims that drugs and electroshock are the best methods for helping deeply disturbed persons, mental health professionals need to be reminded that psychological and social approaches to mental illnesses remain more effective, less harmful, and much more able to address the real needs of recovery, growth, and development for affected persons. Psychosocial Approaches to Deeply Disturbed Persons empowers counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers to trust their intuitive and clinical understanding of how to help seriously disturbed people through humane, caring approaches.
Psychosocial Approaches to Deeply Disturbed Persons introduces mental health professionals to an array of psychological and social alternatives that are available for helping patients considered psychotic or very emotionally disturbed. Focusing on psychological and social approaches to helping people who become labeled psychotic or who carry serious psychiatric diagnoses, contributors show mental health professionals psychological, social, and spiritual alternatives for approaching or treating these individuals.
Readers learn about:a successful model for nonmedical, non-drug residential treatment centersutilizing the artwork of psychotic patientscase histories of psychoanalytic therapygroup therapy to help families with a schizophrenic member improve communicationRe-evaluation Counseling RC with disturbed individualspsychoanalytically-oriented therapyWorld Health Organization research which demonstrates the positive effect of extended family and social relationships and the negative effect of modern biopsychiatric treatmentresearch demonstrating the efficacy of psychotherapy with persons labeled schizophrenicThese chapters combined with a review of empirical studies demonstrate to readers the efficacy of psychotherapy with psychotic patients.
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Until a tragic turn of event occurred; her mother and man were shot and thrown off the roof of her building. Michelle was devastated and vowed to avenge her death. June Miller is a beast with his pen, and a phenomenal story teller. His characters are well developed and real. Reading this book was like watching a movie or being on a roller coaster ride. The ending was pure fire. I sincerely hope June Miller writes a sequel because I want to know what happens next. You can view my video review here.
I was so intrigued by the story, that I reached out to Noire and asked her if she would be willing to do an interview. She graciously accepted. I think you will find her interview an absolute delight, and if you loved her before, I promise you, you will love her even more. I have a great deal of respect and admiration for her as a woman and as an artist.
She is someone who has overcome so much adversity in her life. She is an inspiration to me. It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you, Noire. My mother had a lot of substance abuse issues, so as kids we were exposed to a lot of drama. I grew up around drugs and crime, and when I was young I looked up to pretty girls who were getting caught up in that lifestyle. I give a lot of thanks to my aunts because they loved us enough to step in and rescue us from my mother.
They placed us in a more positive environment. I started writing when I was a little girl, probably about six or seven, but I hid my stories because I was scared all the time. As I got older and matured, my writing matured too. When I was fourteen, my next-door neighbor bought me a five-subject notebook for school, and I filled it up by writing fantasies and mysteries. I also wrote a few comedies so I could make myself laugh. There was one time that my aunt found something that I had written and hidden in the back of a drawer.
She read it with her mouth hanging open. It was a short story that I had written just for myself as usual, but my aunt is a writer too and she convinced me that the rest of the world needed to read my stories. Her encouragement was life-changing for me. It was all original, and all at my own pace. It had to be studying people and their conversations that shaped me. I watched and listened to everything, even when it got me in trouble. And I read everything I could get my hands on too, including the newspaper.
I went from admiring the so-called chickenheads, thots, and trap queens, to mentoring and counseling them and showing them that they have options and alternatives in life. My stories are basically big blinking warning signs. I do my best writing at night. I work all day and I stay up late writing. I always hear them. I have a job, so I work and put in my eight hours, and when I get off I take care of bizz on the home-front.
I write at night for relaxation and because creating believable characters comes easy to me. My mother, as deep as she was in her addiction, she had a love for books too, and that was one of the good things that she passed on to me. When I was growing up reading was my only escape from my reality.
My mother actually eased up and let me be when she saw me reading. Maybe she respected the connection I had with words, who knows. I mean I just I ate up anything that had words printed on it. Words were sexy and attractive to my eyes. There are just too many to name. But I like literary fiction, mysteries, and the classics best of all.
If so, how did you deal with it? I struggled a lot early on because I was sneaking and writing and hiding everything I wrote. There was nothing on the shelves like G-Spot back in when it was published. G-Spot became an instant classic, and although you can find a lot of knock-off copycat stories based on G and Juicy today, back then they were original and unique characters and nobody had ever written a story anything like it before. Prayer and laughter! I pray a lot and I laugh a lot.
I believe in the power of the universe. I try to treat people the right way and I surround myself with positive people who are going in my direction. Everybody else gets a smile and a wave as I pass them by. Being rescued from my mother and taken in by my aunts. Too many things to list! But then again, maybe nothing. All of my mistakes have become life experiences, and I value each and every one of them. No, because I never set out to share my writing with the world. I think the powerful relationships that I build with other women, and the mentoring I do to help children and teenagers are more important than anything else.
I want them to recognize the quality writing, the detailed plots, the 3D characters, and the human emotions that my pen game invokes. By children! By laughter! And definitely by sex! My dream is to see young people, especially young ladies, embrace their power and strive for what they want in this world.
I envision a world where my child can dare to dream and to create her own prosperity and happiness, regardless of what it is. I love moving my body and I find my hips and abs very sensual. I think good writing is careful writing. You perfect it by understanding the written language, developing your skills, studying the craft, understanding the concepts of literature, and being able to lay out a plot in a rational and believable manner.
In short, you write with skill, but you write from your gut. I think books should have to be sold without a cover. I mean, sexy chicks, urban scenery, slick fonts, bold colors, the whole nine. A misspelling every other word, a plot that makes no damn sense, or something that has already been written thirty other times in a hundred other books.
Or, characters who all sound and act alike, and no real story being told at all. Just a bunch of drawn-out scenes with nothing happening. Let the book stand on that! I like plotting. I have a good feel for it. I like constructing plot twists that look like pretzels. They sure do. I grew up around a few girls just like Juicy and I decided I wanted to tell their stories. I started writing G-Spot after I witnessed something foul going down with a young girl who was close to me. So I wrote her story and let her read it. It opened her eyes and blew her mind. You can only fool people until they get up on you.
All words motivated by passion are good words, and your voice deserves to be heard! Visit Noire online at AskNoire. The true measure of our existence begins with the way we view the world.