The Seventh Most Important Thing

Author: Shelley Pearsall

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0553497316

Category: African Americans

Page: 288

View: 7735


"In 1963, thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service helping the neighborhood Junk Man after he throws a brick at the old man's head in a moment of rage, but the junk he collects might be more important than he suspects. Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton"--

Parenting Matters

Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309388570

Category: Social Science

Page: 524

View: 6020


Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents’ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents’ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.

Persuasive Legal Writing

A Storytelling Approach

Author: Camille Lamar Campbell,Olympia R. Duhart

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454888091

Category: Law

Page: 275

View: 7767


Persuasive Writing: A Storytelling Approach teaches students how to write effective motion briefs, and other types of non-adversarial persuasive writing by threading a narrative or “storytelling” theme throughout the entire text. This text endorses a three-stage framework—processing, packaging and revising —for integrating storytelling into any type of persuasive writing and is premised on the theory that Legal Storytelling is the most effective backdrop for effective advocacy. Organized to make the material accessible and highlight the intuitive nature of legal storytelling, this text will give the novice legal writer several resources to engage with the legal storytelling process.

The Oklahoma Scranimal

Author: Larry Derryberry

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1602473188

Category: Animals

Page: 32

View: 1270


What happens when a tornado picks up Papa Derryberry's barn, shakes it up, and puts it down? Oh The Oklahoma Scranimal will be loose on the town! There's a pig and a duck, a cow and a sheep, oh and a horse, too. This sing-along book about an Oklahoma farm will bring out the giggle in you!

The First Immortal

Author: James L. Halperin

Publisher: Del Rey


Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 2041


When physician Benjamin Smith wakes up eighty-three years in the future--in the year 2071--after a cryonic sleep, he finds that although humankind has mastered cloning and eternal youth, emotional and ethical predicaments are still prevalent

The State Judicial Branch

Author: Mary Firestone

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736825030

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5537


Introduces state supreme courts, including how their justices are selected, how they study cases, and how cases are decided.

In Search of the Ethical Lawyer

Stories from the Canadian Legal Profession

Author: Adam Dodek,Alice Woolley

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774831014

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 3463


What options did Paul Bernardo’s lawyer have when his client directed him to retrieve hidden evidence? Where would David Milgaard be today if a lawyer hadn’t doggedly challenged his murder conviction? And what should a defence lawyer do when told her client is a danger to the public? In this book, leading Canadian legal academics and practising lawyers draw on real-life stories to probe the tension between ethics and the law. Whether re-examining high-profile cases, celebrating barristers who tore down barriers, or pointing out current injustices within the justice system, their stories are compelling and raise important questions about what it takes to be a “good” lawyer.

Law and Industrial Relations:China and Japan After World War II

Author: Vai Io Lo

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041110755

Category: Law

Page: 209

View: 3578


Chinese and Japanese trade unions may seem emasculated and weak when compared with their Western counterparts in that they do not stand up to management to protect the interests of workers. The author's careful analysis probes the reasons for this difference, tearing down stereotypical notions about societies with a Confucian heritage, to examine the significant role of law in shaping industrial relations in modern China and Japan. Through a comparative analysis of their trade union laws, this work analyses the role of law in shaping postwar industrial relations in China and Japan and the interplay amongst such elements as the State or the Party, management, and workers. The work focuses on industrial relations in commercial and industrial enterprises, addressing such issues as the performance or nonperformance of trade unions in China and Japan and possible explanations, and the prospects and limitations of using codified laws to effect change or control in the postwar industrial settings of these two countries. The work's helpful features include a comparative approach, the use of case studies to maximize objectivity and insight, a unified and clearly expressed thesis and conclusions including a summary of findings, footnotes and cross references, an index, and concise explanations of the relevant legal provisions and the manner in which they have been applied.

The Legal Environment of Business

A Critical Thinking Approach

Author: Nancy K. Kubasek,Bartley A. Brennan,M. Neil Browne

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134129210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 848

View: 5214


This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in business law and the legal environment of business. Help readers understand the legal aspect of business by incorporating critical thinking and ethical analysis The Legal Environment of Business: A Critical Thinking Approach introduces readers to the legal side of business using a clear, well-developed, eight-step critical thinking model. This book uses some of the most significant real-life legal cases to help readers develop their knowledge about the relationship between business and the legal system. Distinguishing itself by emphasizing the critical thinking skills necessary to survive in today’s competitive global business environment, the text also incorporates ethical analysis and considers the impact of values on legal outcomes. This Eighth Edition has been updated with more current cases, new suggested readings, and new chapters concerning immigration law and the America Invents Act, which significantly impacts patent law. The text further sets itself apart through additional features that connect the law to other disciplines beyond business, introduces a balanced mix of current and classic cases, and presents lists to encourage further reading and exploration of various topics.

Mary Surratt

An American Tragedy

Author: Trindal, Elizabeth Steger

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781455608560


Page: N.A

View: 8840


The Eureka Factor

Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain

Author: John Kounios,Mark Beeman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679645292

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 5636


In a book perfect for readers of Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit, David Eagleman’s Incognito, and Leonard Mlodinow’s Subliminal, the cognitive neuroscientists who discovered how the brain has aha moments—sudden creative insights—explain how they happen, when we need them, and how we can have more of them to enrich our lives and empower personal and professional success. Eureka or aha moments are sudden realizations that expand our understanding of the world and ourselves, conferring both personal growth and practical advantage. Such creative insights, as psychological scientists call them, were what conveyed an important discovery in the science of genetics to Nobel laureate Barbara McClintock, the melody of a Beatles ballad to Paul McCartney, and an understanding of the cause of human suffering to the Buddha. But these moments of clarity are not given only to the famous. Anyone can have them. In The Eureka Factor, John Kounios and Mark Beeman explain how insights arise and what the scientific research says about stimulating more of them. They discuss how various conditions affect the likelihood of your having an insight, when insight is helpful and when deliberate methodical thought is better suited to a task, what the relationship is between insight and intuition, and how the brain’s right hemisphere contributes to creative thought. Written in a lively, engaging style, this book goes beyond scientific principles to offer productive techniques for realizing your creative potential—at home and at work. The authors provide compelling anecdotes to illustrate how eureka experiences can be a key factor in your life. Attend a dinner party with Christopher Columbus to learn why we need insights. Go to a baseball game with the director of a classic Disney Pixar movie to learn about one important type of aha moment. Observe the behind-the-scenes arrangements for an Elvis Presley concert to learn why the timing of insights is crucial. Accessible and compelling, The Eureka Factor is a fascinating look at the human brain and its seemingly infinite capacity to surprise us. Praise for The Eureka Factor “Delicious . . . In The Eureka Factor, neuroscientists John Kounios and Mark Beeman give many other examples of [a] kind of lightning bolt of insight, but back this up with the latest brain-imaging research.”—Newsweek “An incredible accomplishment . . . [The Eureka Factor] is not just a chronicle of the journey that numerous scientists (including the authors) have taken to examine insight but is also a fascinating guide to how advances in science are made in general. Messrs. Kounios and Beeman examine how a parade of clever experiments can be designed to answer specific questions and rule out alternative possibilities. . . . Wonderful ideas appear as if out of nowhere—and we are delighted.”—The Wall Street Journal “An excellent title for those interested in neuroscience or creativity . . . The writing is engaging and readable, mixing stories of famous perceptions with explanations of how such revelations happen.”—Library Journal (starred review) “A lively and accessible ‘brain’ book with wide appeal.”—Booklist “[An] ingenious, thoughtful update on how the mind works.”—Kirkus Reviews “The Eureka Factor presents a fascinating and illuminating account of the creative process and how to foster it.”—James J. Heckman, Nobel laureate in economics From the Hardcover edition.

The Presumption of Guilt

The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America

Author: Charles Ogletree

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230110137

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 3998


Shortly after noon on Tuesday, July 16, 2009, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., MacArthur Fellow and Harvard professor, was mistakenly arrested by Cambridge police sergeant James Crowley for attempting to break into his own home. The ensuing media firestorm ignited debate across the country. The Crowley-Gates incident was a clash of absolutes, underscoring the tension between black and white, police and civilians, and the privileged and less privileged in modern America. Charles Ogletree, one of the country's foremost experts on civil rights, uses this incident as a lens through which to explore issues of race, class, and crime, with the goal of creating a more just legal system for all. Working from years of research and based on his own classes and experiences with law enforcement, the author illuminates the steps needed to embark on the long journey toward racial and legal equality for all Americans.

Rising from the Flames

The Rebirth of Theater in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

Author: Samuel L. Leiter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739128183

Category: Drama

Page: 429

View: 2984


This is the first book to describe the way in which the traditional and modern forms of Japanese theater responded to Japan's defeat in World War II. It includes sixteen essays by thirteen specialists demonstrating the triumphs and tribulations of Japanese theater during the Allied Occupation, 1945–1952.

Justice at Dachau

The Trials of an American Prosecutor

Author: Joshua Greene

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307419053

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 8734


The world remembers Nuremberg, where a handful of Nazi policymakers were brought to justice, but nearly forgotten are the proceedings at Dachau, where hundreds of Nazi guards, officers, and doctors stood trial for personally taking part in the torture and execution of prisoners inside the Dachau, Mauthausen, Flossenburg, and Buchenwald concentration camps. In Justice at Dachau, Joshua M. Greene, maker of the award winning documentary film Witness: Voices from the Holocaust, recreates the Dachau trials and reveals the dramatic story of William Denson, a soft-spoken young lawyer from Alabama whisked from teaching law at West Point to leading the prosecution in the largest series of Nazi trials in history. In a makeshift courtroom set up inside Hitler’s first concentration camp, Denson was charged with building a team from lawyers who had no background in war crimes and determining charges for crimes that courts had never before confronted. Among the accused were Dr. Klaus Schilling, responsible for hundreds of deaths in his “research” for a cure for malaria; Edwin Katzen-Ellenbogen, a Harvard psychologist turned Gestapo informant; and one of history’s most notorious female war criminals, Ilse Koch, “Bitch of Buchenwald,” whose penchant for tattooed skins and human bone lamps made headlines worldwide. Denson, just thirty-two years old, with one criminal trial to his name, led a brilliant and successful prosecution, but nearly two years of exposure to such horrors took its toll. His wife divorced him, his weight dropped to 116 pounds, and he collapsed from exhaustion. Worst of all was the pressure from his army superiors to bring the trials to a rapid end when their agenda shifted away from punishing Nazis to winning the Germans’ support in the emerging Cold War. Denson persevered, determined to create a careful record of responsibility for the crimes of the Holocaust. When, in a final shocking twist, the United States used clandestine reversals and commutation of sentences to set free those found guilty at Dachau, Denson risked his army career to try to prevent justice from being undone. From the Hardcover edition.

Canine Instinct

A Guide to Survival and Advancement in Corporate America

Author: Ellen Burts-Cooper

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467053518

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 412


This book is written for existing and aspiring managers looking to break into and beyond the midmanagement ranks in corporate America. If you are truly looking to understand the dynamics at play when navigating the corporate game, I encourage you to read and practice the techniques in this guide. Hopefully, by understanding the views of the represented executive class, you can devise a strategy to join their ranks. It is equally important for current executives to understand the plight of the traditionally underrepresented and consider them as talent in the pipeline who are ready to lead major organizations.

The Liberty Incident

The 1967 Israeli Attack on the U. S. Navy Spy Ship

Author: A. Jay Cristol

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574885361

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 9397


Cristol disputes the conspiracy theories surrounding the 1967 Israeli attack on an allied U.S. naval ship in the waters off the Sinai Peninsula. Thirty-four Americans died, 171 were injured, and rumors began that Israel knew that the ship was flying the American flag.

The Selling of the President

Author: Joe McGinniss

Publisher: Byliner, Inc

ISBN: 1614520410

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1369


WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Joe McGinniss was just twenty-six when he wrote the book that would redefine political journalism. “The Selling of the President”, about Richard Nixon’s 1968 run for the White House, was the first book ever to take an unvarnished look at the dirty game of campaign politics. “Overnight,” Dwight Garner of The New York Times noted, “it made Theodore White’s ‘Making of the President’ campaign books seem wan and dated.” McGinniss’s startling behind-the-scenes narrative of how a candidate is packaged and sold to the American public stunned readers of the time. Forty-five years later, in the thick of another presidential election, the story is as relevant—and surprising—as ever. With its lively accounts of the clever and cynical men hired to market the Nixon brand (including a young and witty Roger Ailes) and its fresh insights into McLuhanesque campaign techniques, “The Selling of the President” examines the genesis of the modern political campaign. As McGinniss writes in a new introduction to this digital edition, “‘The Selling of the President’ is the first account of the marriage of convenience/ménage à trois between national politics, network television, and Madison Avenue.” Politics as usual began right here. . . . PRAISE FOR "THE SELLING OF THE PRESIDENT" “McGinniss blessed this land with his book ‘The Selling of the President, 1968’.” –Robert Sherrill, “Washington Post Book World” “Devastatingly funny and angry…McGinniss has given us a damning but terribly amusing picture of the flackery in one campaign…The problem will be around longer than Nixon will…You can read this book and laugh—-or maybe weep a little at how you were sold a president.” –David Broder, “Washington Post” “Stinging, bitterly comic…What McGinniss saw and heard he has recorded artfully enough to simultaneously entertain us and make us fear for the future of the Republic.” –“New York Times” “An appalled, savage and charming chronicle of Mr. Nixon’s 1968 electoral campaign.” –Murray Kempton, “Life Magazine”