Crossing Life Lines

Author: Rachel Dove

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781482501636

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 1458


Ever woken up and thought about what might have been, or what still could? Cady Stokes is 29, and suddenly thrust into a new life, one she never expected, but was the old life really good for her? Georgina Elliott is steadfastly single, career minded to the end, till she meets Ben on a work assignment. Richard is dealing with a major life change too; can he make amends for his past? Once some life lines are crossed, they cannot be undone...and would you want to if you could? This is Rachel Dove's debut novel, dealing with life, love, loss and all the moments inbetween.

Policy Life-lines

The Relation of Tables of Mortality to Values of Policies

Author: James Meikle

Publisher: N.A


Category: Insurance, Life

Page: 32

View: 6094


Social Informatics

5th International Conference, SocInfo 2013, Kyoto, Japan, November 25-27, 2013, Proceedings

Author: Adam Jatowt,Ee-Peng Lim,Ying Ding,Asako Miura,Taro Tetzuka,Gael Dias,Katsumi Tanaka,Andrew Flanagin,Bing Tian Dai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319032607

Category: Computers

Page: 494

View: 5551


This book constitutes the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Social Informatics, SocInfo 2013, held in Kyoto, Japan, in November 2013. The 23 full papers, 15 short papers and three poster papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 103 submissions. The papers present original research work on studying the interplay between socially-centric platforms and social phenomena.

Small Wars Manual

Author: U. s. Marine Corps

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616402792

Category: History

Page: 510

View: 7347


The United States Marine Corps is the largest such force on the planet, and yet it is the smallest, most elite section of the U.S. military, one with a long and storied history. This classic 1940 official government report, created by the Corps, laid the groundwork for the "small wars" fought by the United States in the post-World War II era, and has been used to strategize the American occupation of Iraq in the early 21st century. What is a small war? What is the nature of operations for such a conflict? What kind of staffing does a small war require? What logistical and training issues need to be taken into account? What is the importance of neutral zones? How do tactics differ in a small war? How should an occupying force disarm a civilian population? and moreMilitary buffs, wargamers, and anyone seeking to understand fundamental military strategy will find this a fascinating and informative document.

Theo Cross

A Life Lived Under Grace

Author: Albert J. D. Walsh

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872458

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 7023


Theo Cross: A Life Lived under Grace is the touching story of a pastor's life as he grows in God's grace over the course of his stay in a hospital where he is being treated for cancer. The story recounts the central characters awakening to God's call to the pastoral ministry, the desire to deepen in his understanding of God, faith, hope, and a host of associated issues with following Christ as a disciple. The story discloses the character's growth in faith, hope, and love. Through a series of flashbacks and encounters with friends, family members, and other patients in a hospital, the reader experiences the spiritual journey of a man who, even though he faces death, continues to learn new and vital ways into rich and rewarding experiences of God's grace, mercy, and goodness.

Palm Reading for Beginners

Find Your Future in the Palm of Your Hand

Author: Richard Webster

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738718041

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 4455


Palm reading is a lot easier than you may think. No cards, no coins, no charts of the planets-just a hand and the knowledge in this book. Whether your interest is serious or casual, Palm Reading for Beginners will open a world of insight into yourself, your friends, your family, and your future! Announce in any gathering that you read palms and you will be flocked by people thrilled to show you their hands. When you are have finished Palm Reading for Beginners , you will be able to look at anyone's palm (including your own) and confidently and effectively tell them about their personality, love life, hidden talents, career options, prosperity, and health.

Crossing The Lines

Author: Melvyn Bragg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848942648

Category: Fiction

Page: 490

View: 1097


Set in Britain during the 1950s, this moving and evocative novel follows the intertwined fates of people crossing boundaries in their lives. As a teenager in the small northern town of Wigton, Joe Richardson falls in love with Rachel, just when her life is about to be uprooted. While his parents, Sam and Ellen, face the frontiers of middle age, Joe finds himself drawn by the intoxicating world outside home, and swept into situations that seem beyond his control. Vividly conveying the spirit of the mid-century and the profound social changes taking place at the time, this is a masterly successor to the award-winning THE SOLDIER'S RETURN and A SON OF WAR.

Life Lines

Stories from the Firehouse

Author: Wayne Mutza

Publisher: The Guest Cottage, Inc.

ISBN: 9781930596122

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

View: 8382


Firefighters and paramedics respond to calls for assistance without knowing exactly what they will encounter when they arrive. They perform the duties of their profession to the highest standards, day in and day out. It is sometimes difficult for them to talk about what they've encountered because it brings back many painful memories. In Life Lines: Stories from the Firehouse, Milwaukee firefighters and paramedics recount some of the most memorable calls of their careers. Author and former firefighter Wayne Mutza presents these true stories in the rescuers' own words. These stories will make you laugh and make you cry. They will renew your respect for those who have chosen to protect and serve. Book jacket.

Life Lines

Author: Vic Davies

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 1907611533


Page: 44

View: 5736


This is a book of many stories, several of them themed on the author's experiences in Africa and/or as a private pilot. Most of them are told in free-flowing verse: but they end rather more conventionally in prose with a real-life African flying adventure. Vic's themes are varied, and his narrative poetry is written in a genuinely fresh poetic style, largely uninterrupted by punctuation, relying on almost anarchic line changes and a very unstructured use of rhyme to achieve its rhythms and emotional power.In complete contrast, his final short story surely stands as a vivid cautionary tale for any novice pilot. It gives a fast-moving first-person account of one near-death experience he had over Africa as an inexperienced pilot in the 1970s, when a basic error of judgement - together with a sudden change in the weather - conspired to leave him lost in an electric storm and confronted by the imminent approach of darkness.

Crossing Lines

Race and Mixed Race Across Geohistorical Divide

Author: Marc Coronado

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780970038418

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 3296


Crossing Lines addresses the issues of race and mixed race at the turn of the 21st century. Representing multiple academic disciplines, the volume invites readers to consider the many ways that identity, community, and collectivity are formed, while addressing the challenges that multiracial identity poses to our understanding of race and ethnicity.

Crossing Lines

Research and Policy Networks for Developing Country Education

Author: Noel F. McGinn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275955113

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 6985


The objective of these 34 papers is to improve understanding of how education research networks operate, identify obstacles to effective operation, and suggest methods for improvement of networking. Part I provides a framework for analysis of networks and networking. The remaining sections provide d

Crossing the Lines

A Novel

Author: Richard Doster

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434700305

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6000


Family man Jack Hall wants nothing more than to be a respectable newspaper reporter, see a good baseball game now and again, love his wife, and watch his son grow up in their middle-class, white community. Then he finds himself on the fault line where black meets white in the American South of the late 1950s. Still reeling from an explosive confrontation that put his family in jeopardy (detailed in Richard Doster's first book, Safe at Home), Jack takes a job with the Atlanta Constitution and moves his wife and son south. He's thrilled when he's introduced to legendary editor Ralph McGill, an outspoken opponent of segregation who promptly sends Jack to Montgomery to investigate reports of a bus boycott. Once again, historic events sweep Jack and his idealistic son, Christ, into harm's way. Will this be the collision that destroys his family forever?

The Encyclopedia of Palmistry

Author: Edward D. Campbell

Publisher: Perigee


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 299

View: 1274


From basic interpretation to reading between the fine lines, The Encyclopedia of Palmistry is a complete, exhaustive reference source to themysteries hidden in the patterns and lines of your hands. Learn everything you need toknow about palm reading: the geography of the hand; identifying palm and fingerprints(with techniques used by the F.B.I); different reading techniques from around the world;the significance of hand and finger shapes; and the medical, genetic, and psychologicaluses of dermatoglyphics. Whether you are an expert or novice, this volume offers a straightforward, thoroughinvestigation of the world of palmistry -- from its storied origins to its future potential.

Lifelines from Our Past

Author: L. S. Stavrianos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317466063

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6981


This book offers an extraordinary interpretation of world history, from the paleolithic era to the present. Renowned historian L.S. Stavrianos conceptualizes human history into three categories: kinship societies, tributary societies, and capitalist societies. In each, he discerns and studies four "life-line" issues - ecology, gender relations, social relations, and war - that encompass the broadest areas of human experience. The revised edition projects forward to the twenty-first century, offering the author's views on possible future scenarios involving the same lifeline issues.

The Agent Modeling Language - AML

A Comprehensive Approach to Modeling Multi-Agent Systems

Author: Radovan Cervenka,Ivan Trencansky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764383968

Category: Computers

Page: 355

View: 7401


Multi-agent systems have been a focus of studies for more than 25 years. Yet, despite substantial effort of an active research community, modeling of multi-agent systems still lacks complete and proper definition, general acceptance, and practical application. This book provides the Agent-Modeling Language (AML), a comprehensive modeling language as an extension of UML 2.0, concentrating on multi-agent systems and applications.


Clinical Perspectives on Suicide

Author: Ellen L. Bassuk,Stephen C. Schoonover,Andrew Gill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468442058

Category: Medical

Page: 250

View: 3130


Suicide is a source of endless disquiet. One of the few fatal consequences of psychiatric illness, it is a threat to patients, and a vexation to therapists that puts clinical judgment to the ultimate test. It arouses countertransference reactions of unusual intensity-helplessness and guilt when the suicide is successful; anxiety and anger when it is used as a manipulative tool. For as Samuel Johnson was aware when he com mented that many "commit suicide, as a passionate man will stab an other," it is not only an escape from hopeless despair but an expression of the most violent rage. To all those who care for suicidal patients, this book will come as a welcome guide. Each of the authors represented here brings a wealth of clinical expe rience to bear on the subject under discussion. The psychological and bi ological determinants of depression are simply and clearly delineated to provide a basis for understanding the processes underlying suicide, for judging its likelihood, and for preventing its occurrence. Detailed de scriptions of the variety of psychological and pharmacological treatments of the suicidal patient are complemented by extensive discussions of the several settings in which such patients will be encountered, whether these be an in-patient unit, an out-patient clinic, a medical ward, an emergency room, or a private office.

Crossing the Lines

Author: Sulari Gentill

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1464209170

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 3177


"As one for whom certain story lines and characters have become as real as life itself, Crossing the Lines was a pure delight, a swift yet psychologically complex read, cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed." -Dean Koontz, New York Times Bestselling author Sulari Gentill, author of the 1930s Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, jumps to the post-modern in Crossing the Lines. A successful writer, Madeleine, creates a character, Edward, and begins to imagine his life. He, too, is an author. Edward is in love with a woman, Willow, who's married to a man Edward loathes, and who loathes him, but he and Willow stay close friends. She's an artist. As Madeleine develops the plot, Edward attends a gallery show where a scummy critic is flung down a flight of fire stairs...murdered. Madeleine, still stressed from her miscarriages and grieving her inability to have a child, grows more and more enamored of Edward, spending more and more time with him and the progress of the investigation and less with her physician husband, Hugh, who in turn may be developing secrets of his own. As Madeline engages more with Edward, he begins to engage back. A crisis comes when Madeleine chooses the killer in Edward’s story and Hugh begins to question her immersion in her novel. Yet Crossing the Lines is not about collecting clues and solving crimes. Rather it’s about the process of creation, a gradual undermining of the authority of the author as the act of writing spirals away and merges with the story being told, a self-referring narrative crossing over boundaries leaving in question who to trust, and who and what is true. For fans of Paul Auster, Jesse Kellerman, Vera Caspary’s Laura, Martin Amis, Haruki Murakami, Marisha Pessl