Stepping Back to Look Forward

A History of the Massachusetts Forest

Author: Charles H. W. Foster,Robert S. Bond

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674838307

Category: History

Page: 339

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This timely collection of essays, written by recognized forestry and environmental specialists, tells the story of the conservation, use, and changes in Massachusetts' forests over time. It begins with ecology and land-use history through pre-settlement, colonial, and post-Revolutionary periods, and ends with recommendations on how history may inform policy. It documents the origin and growth of state forestry programs and underscores the importance of private and local leadership and Massachusetts' roles in the emergence of national conservation and forestry efforts. Economic contributions and educational programs are detailed. The book concludes with a call to awaken and reinvigorate the historical connection between citizens and their forests, an initiative of potential significance not only to Massachusetts but to the nation.

Sisters of Hope, Looking Back, Stepping Forward

The Educational Experiences of African-American Women

Author: Audrey P. Watkins

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433102929

Category: Education

Page: 190

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This book documents the critiques and theorizings that working-class African-American women have drawn from their educational experiences. Based on a study of five African-American females enrolled in an employer-sponsored workplace speech and language training program, the book presents lessons learned from participants' efforts to negotiate effects of race, class, and gender discrimination both in and out of school. Particularly relevant to the field of education, participants provide insight - on the roles of teachers and schools, instruction, expectations, motivation, race and education, educational experiences at work, and relevant education - to inform and help effect change. Because of its interdisciplinarity, "Sisters of Hope, Looking Back, Stepping Forward" is an asset for a variety of courses that seek to be inclusive of the educational experiences and theorizings of marginalized groups. Its insights on race, class, gender, marginalization, and inequality are relevant to courses in areas such as African-American studies, women's studies, ethnic studies, multicultural education, sociolinguistics - black Englishes, history, oral history/autobiography, communication, and religion.

54 Simple Truths

How to Face the Challenges of Life

Author: Michael Wash

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481711253

Category: Self-Help

Page: 234

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“This book gives plenty of information and ideas but more than that, it gives the reader hope. The hope that can lead to an honest reappraisal of our own experiences, and the confidence to be the person we most want to be. Who would benefit from this book? Anyone who wants to make the most of their life, and learn about living!” —Dr Mary Connor Author and Consultant in Coaching and Counselling. “This is a book that doesn’t pull its punches, which speaks honestly and directly about the challenges of life, offering advice from the author’s own experience and from the world’s wisdom. Dip into when you need to face up to harsh realities, when you need to hear a wise and friendly voice, when you need reminding that you are valuable and worthwhile.” —Susan Quilliam – Author of 21 books on relationship psychology, National Press journalist and broadcaster. “Although many of us can ask friends for advice, most of those friends will be unwilling to give advice which may be seen as insensitive or uncaring but which may be very much required. This book does what a really good friend should be able to do, that is give honest advice in a world that is not always fair or kind.” —Dr Niamh Leonard Consultant Histopathologist, St James Hospital, Dublin Michael Wash gives simple, practical and powerful lessons on the importance of choice and responsibility. His book guides you through stressful times with practical suggestions and reveals ways to make your actions more peaceful and caring. “54 Simple Truths” could save you a lot of grief. It may even save your life. —Niki Collins-Queen, Licensed Professional Counsellor

What Are the Chances

A Novel

Author: Kenny Rogers,Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466824859

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Country music legend Kenny Rogers teams up with Spur Award–winning author Mike Blakely for a rousing tale set in the heyday of Nashville in What Are the Chances. It's 1975, and Ronnie Breed's chart-topping rock band has just self-destructed in a recording studio fistfight. Ronnie makes a bold decision—return home to Texas and reinvent himself as a solo act. Enter Dan Campbell, Ronnie's cousin, who recruits Ronnie for a new kind of venture. Dan, who always had a penchant for wild schemes, wants to televise a Texas Hold 'Em tournament...and Ronnie could never say no to his cousin Dan. As celebrity spokesman for the poker tournament, Ronnie soon finds himself recruiting world-class gamblers in illegal card games while trying to put together a new country band and win a Nashville recording contract—not to mention trying to avoid falling head-over-heels in love with his new manager, Dorothy. But when things start to get weird—hidden cameras, secret high-stakes side-bets, a visit from the FBI—it seems that Dan's poker tournament may be a façade for something much bigger and much more dangerous. Ronnie begins to wonder if he will end up with the girl of his dreams in the Country Music Hall of Fame, or broke and lonely in some prison cell. What are the chances? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dexter's Final Cut

Dexter Morgan (7)

Author: Jeff Lindsay

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 0385536526

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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With 1.7 million copies of the Dexter novels sold, and ever-increasing critical acclaim, Jeff Lindsay returns to his groundbreaking and beloved character with his most entertaining book yet. Get ready for a grisly send-up of Hollywood, and a full dose of dark Dexter wit. Lights. Camera. Mayhem. You won't find this story on television. Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan. Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research," Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life. To perfect his role, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes him tick. There is just one tiny problem . . . Dexter's favorite hobby involves hunting down the worst killers to escape legal justice, and introducing them to his special brand of playtime. It's a secret best kept out of the spotlight and away from the prying eyes of bloated Hollywood egos if Dexter wants to stay out of the electric chair. The last thing he needs is bright lights and the paparazzi. . . but even Dexter isn't immune to the call of fame. Jeff Lindsay's razor sharp, devilish wit, and immaculate pacing prove that he is in a class of his own, and this new novel is his most masterful creation yet.

Enlightenment: Oathkeeper

Author: Derek Hitchmough

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493126792

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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Brianna has been through much, but despite all odds, she has turned her life around. A new home, friends she's gotten close to, and a fairly normal life. Dark forces still seek to destroy this state of aff airs at every turn, including unnatural creatures, and a man hellbent on capturing her. But another is behind much of this, watching from the shadows with an unusual interest in the young woman... And there is still much to discover. Revelations that will change how Bri views people, specifi cally the man who's hunted her, and the friend closest to her heart. Even bigger are a few secrets that will change the entire situation. All of which lead to a confrontation that will leave them stunned.

The Mindful Coach

Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development

Author: Doug Silsbee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470579617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Praise for The Mindful Coach "Success in business is predicated on eliciting the best from people. The Mindful Coach clearly articulates the essentials of how to do this. As someone who believes deeply in the potential of all people, I found Silsbee's approach both practical and profound. This is a must-read for everyone concerned with people and learning."—Arthur M. Blank, philanthropist; cofounder, The Home Depot; and owner and CEO, Atlanta Falcons "The Mindful Coach is not just another coaching model. It is a frame of reference for anyone involved in developing people. This highly readable book should serve as a reference for anyone genuinely concerned about helping others. It has had a significant impact on the way I approach coaching and developing others."—James N. Bassett, M.E?d., employee development, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations "The Mindful Coach digs deeply, offering a lens and structure for understanding the intimate and necessary connection between relationships and human development. No other skill set, knowledge, or awareness is more important to educators, leaders, and managers than what is presented in this precious volume."—Robert C. Pianta, Ph.D., dean, Curry School of Education, University of ?Virginia "This revised edition provides the structure for presence, through which new solutions become available. This book itself is a practice in the art of 'becoming,' while providing a clear action framework for powerfully engaging others with their own development. Silsbee has provided a gift to leaders, teachers, and coaches!"—Connie Maltbie-Shulas, manager, V-22 Training Systems, Boeing "This book has broad appeal not only for coaches, but also for managers, executives, and consultants. Leaders of all kinds can benefit from Silsbee's clear and caring process for bringing out the best in people. This is a must-read book for anyone who wants to jump-start themselves and others on their journey to their potential."—Diana Whitney, Ph.D., author, The Power of Appreciative Inquiry "This is the guide for leaders committed to helping others learn. The seven roles will help any leader facilitate more meaningful development conversations. This new edition engaged me instantly, with immediate applications in key relationships."—Darelyn "DJ" Mitsch, MCC, president, The Pyramid Resource Group; former president, The International Coach Federation

Tom Swan and the Head of St. George Part Five: Rhodes

Author: Christian Cameron

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409145611

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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Rhodes: part five of a fast-paced serialised novel set in the turbulent Europe of the fifteenth century. A young Englishman, Tom Swan, has been ordered by his Cardinal to find a spy - a traitor. At the same time, a rich merchant has offered him a great deal of money to - well, to steal something. Something that belonged to Alexander the Great. Suddenly he's not a thief or a merchant or a scholar: he's a 'donat' or volunteer with the Knights of St John, the famous 'Hospitallers', and he's in the middle of a losing battle to hold the Aegean against the Turks. He'd like to steal the ring, kiss the girl and catch the spy, but there's a war on...

Deal with the Devil

Author: Ali Vali

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1602823294

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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It's business as usual for crime boss Cain Casey as she maneuvers to form an alliance with the Jatibon organization and secure peace among the ruling families in New Orleans. Cain's new associate Remington Jatibon is a lot like Cain used to be—a playgirl with a passion for bedding beautiful women and an even greater passion for expanding her father's empire, on both sides of the law. When Remi meets Dallas Montgomery, a budding actress working for the studio Remi's father has just acquired, she finds that there is more to Dallas than is included in her press pages. Meanwhile, on the home front, life is anything but routine as Cain and Emma hope to conceive another child. Little do they know an old enemy is about to surface bent on revenge on Cain, and what better way than to take what Cain values above all else—her wife.

On The Edge: Stepping Back From The Brink of Suicide

Author: James Gardner

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452051024

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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James was only five years old and travelling home to Devon after holiday with his family in Scotland in 1986, when tragedy struck. The car was involved in a serious accident just outside Bristol, leaving him fighting for survival on life support. When he emerged from his coma, doctors discovered that he was seriously brain damaged, leaving the left side paralysed. Within the blink of an eye James had been transformed from a gregarious, fun-loving little boy into a rag doll. But with a lot of loving support, he began the long and difficult road to recovery. His attitude was inspirational, and for years he threw himself into rehabilitation. As James grew up he began to feel misunderstood and not able to reach the level of normality he so yearned for. He felt that there was no longer any point to his life. When James asked his doctor for help, the reality of his situation suddenly struck. Suicide would be the ultimate failure. This is the story of James' life and how he fought tooth and nail to stay alive. It is both his autobiography and a guide to personal development. Since making the conscious decision not to give up hope, James has gone on to travel the world and teach English abroad. James is open and honest about the things in which he has found great solace during his darkest hours, and he credits the teachings of Kabbalah, an increasingly popular form of Jewish mysticism, for helping him refocus his life. The singer Madonna, a long term exponent of the spiritual teaching, has been an inspirational figure for James. James is now a picture of good health; despite continued weakness in his left side and a limp, he walks confidently and with a purpose.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming Workbook For Dummies

Author: Romilla Ready,Kate Burton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119992202

Category: Self-Help

Page: 306

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If you are one of the millions of people who have already discovered the power of NLP, Neuro-linguistic Programming Workbook For Dummies will allow you to perfect its lessons on how to think more positively and communicate more effectively with others. This workbook is packed with hands-on exercises and practical techniques to help you make the most of NLP’s toolkit for new thinking and personal change. These can have an impact on many aspects of your life: from helping you change your negative beliefs, to building rapport and influencing others, to taking charge of the direction your life is taking. Take your understanding of NLP to the next level, and reap the benefits. Neuro-linguistic Programming Workbook For Dummies includes: Getting Your Mindset Right with NLP Setting Sound Goals Recognising Your Unconscious Values Recognising How You Distort Thinking Developing Personal Rapport Managing Your Emotions and Experiences Changing Habits and Modeling Success Recognizing What Works Adapting Language with Metamodeling and the Milton Model

Special Edition

Financial Crisis - Environmental Crisis: What is the Link?

Author: Liam Leonard,John Barry

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780526717

Category: Nature

Page: 402

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This is a challenging time to be an academic with an interest in either the economy or the environment: we are being deluged with an over-supply of bad news. From the evidence of accelerating climate change to the increasingly desperate policies of 'fiscal stimulus' and 'quantitative easing' it is difficult enough to keep up with the jargon, never mind the policy. Academics tend to spend their careers looking backwards, analysing what is already safely established and categorized. The present crisis has deprived us of that luxury. Now more than ever our insights and our information are needed to save humanity from two interlinked crises that threaten our future. We need urgent solutions and we need co-operation: for this reason this issue includes contributions from academics and from campaigners. Many have questioned whether we have time to worry about the environment now that the financial crisis has become so pressing. What we seek to make clear in this special issue is that the two crises are in fact two aspects of the same crisis. It is a crisis of overconsumption, of debt-fuelled bingeing. It is a crisis of monetary-and-ecological debt; and of what happens when that debt starts to be called in.

Something Bad

Author: Richard Satterlie

Publisher: Medallion Media Group

ISBN: 1605429082

Category: Fiction

Page: 456

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A young man must remember his past to save his family's future in this thrilling novel. Gabe Peterson's memories go no earlier than when he was 12 years old, yet when a strange little man comes to town, he feels an odd sense of familiarity. Mysterious natural disasters start claiming lives, and the events soon trigger glimpses of the past for Gabe. Once a tragic event of his youth is recalled, Gabe can see that his family is next in danger and must race to save them before it's too late.

Five Shades of Fantasy

5 Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy books; including Vampire, werewolves, witches and more

Author: W.J. May,Chrissy Peebles,Kristen Middleton,Kaitlyn Davis,CM Doporto,Mande Matthews

Publisher: W.J. May

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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5 thrilling full length fantasy/romance novels in one volume - 5 sexy heroes 5 strong heroines All for FREE! 5 bestselling novels by 5 bestselling authors with a bonus excerpt bring you Five Shades of Fantasy. This is five complete novels from some of today's most exciting authors. Each shade is a different genre of the fantasy and romance you love the most. A star-studded anthology of thrilling, action-packed and totally swoon-worthy first books from five different fantasy series by your favorite female authors. Shade 1 - YA Paranormal Fantasy Blurb: What if you fall in love with the one person you are destined to kill? Ignite by bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis. Shade 2 - YA Paranormal Romance Blurb: lurks in the dead of night... Blur by bestselling author Kristen Middleton (who hit #4 as a ranked author in horror). Shade 3 – YA Fantasy with Paranormal Powers Blurb: The sins of the father are the sins of the son, or in this case the daughter. Rae of Hope by bestselling author WJ May Shade 4 - New Adult Urban Fantasy Romance Blurb: Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Nothing could stop her from changing. Element by bestselling author CM Doporto Shade 5 – Paranormal romance and fantasy adventure. Blurb: Mistaken identity comes along with dangerous consequences; and slipping on an ancient, ruby wedding ring comes with an even higher price. Eternal Vows by bestselling author Chrissy Peebles of more than ten novels including the popular series The Zombie Chronicles Keywords: Free, Freebie, Vampire, Werewolf, Sexy Alpha, Free fantasy, Free Paranormal, Witch, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Series Bonus excerpt Prequel from Mande Matthews

The Providence of Fire

Author: Brian Staveley

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230770444

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley is the second novel in the epic fantasy series, Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, which began with The Emperor's Blades. War is coming, secrets multiply and betrayal waits in the wings . . . The Empire's ruling family must be vigilant, as the conspiracy against them deepens. Having discovered her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies. But few trust her, until she seems marked by the people's goddess in an ordeal of flame. As Adare struggles to unite Annur, unrest breeds rival armies - then barbarian hordes threaten to invade. And unknown to Adare, her brother Valyn has fallen in with forces mustering at the empire's borders. The terrible choices facing each of them could make war between them inevitable. Fighting his own battles is their brother Kaden, rightful heir to the throne, who has infiltrated the Annurian capital with two strange companions. While imperial forces prepare to defend a far distant front, Kaden's actions could save the empire, or destroy it.

The Male Clock

A Futuristic Novel about a Fertility Crisis, Gender Politics, and Identity

Author: William Marsiglio,Kendra Siler-Marsiglio

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463000135

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 1999

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As speculative fiction informed by social science and biomedical perspectives, The Male Clock propels readers into a futuristic, yet believable world transformed by SGEV – a debilitating virus that drastically compromises men’s ability to procreate. Set mostly in the years 2034-2042, Jordan Giordano, a prominent American journalist, navigates a world steeped in personal misfortune and public controversy. Jordan chronicles his intimate struggle to become a father and family man while doing investigative reporting related to the ever changing social landscape with its radically altered sexual politics, heated public debates, and new technologies. The troubled era is defined by its upswing in baby farming, pharma company transgressions, new S.W.A.T.-based and bioterrorism technologies, sperm retrieval companies, sperm ID cards, devices preventing wet dreams, a surge in lesbian relationships and male prostitution, sperm-donating priests, and more. Because the novel explores the gendered dimensions to family, interpersonal relations, reproductive and public health, and identity issues it can serve as a provocative supplemental text for diverse courses in sociology, psychology, gender studies, sexualities, history, public health, and related fields. The plot should resonate with young people as well as persons thinking about or trying to have children. Ultimately, The Male Clock will compel people to question how individuals and groups cope with unwanted social change that challenges our identities and social conventions. “Edgy and provocative, The Male Clock is a creative blend of sci-fi and social science that takes the reader into a dystopian future where men’s fertility is threatened and societal norms of masculinities and femininities are turned on their head. Ideal for instructors looking to integrate diverse materials into their gender, sexuality, or families courses.” – Dana Berkowitz, Associate Professor, Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies, Louisiana State University “The Male Clock has exciting possibilities for the classroom of the 21st century: joining smart social science with speculative fiction to help students imagine a dystopian future, and hopefully also to forge positive alternative futures.” – Michael A. Messner, Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, University of Southern California “The Male Clock is an intriguing twist on normative gender tropes about sex and fertility. With thought-provoking insight into a host of social science topics and a fast-paced sci-fi storyline, The Male Clock is sure to be a useful tool for courses related to gender, sexuality, relationships, family, and health.” – Gayle Kaufman, Professor of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies, Davidson College William Marsiglio, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law, University of Florida, and Fellow in the National Council of Family Relations. Kendra Siler-Marsiglio, Ph.D. (Microbiology and Cell Science), writes health columns, podcasts, and scripts and is a former researcher in Animal Science and Neuroscience departments.

Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology E-Book

Author: Jurgen Floege,Richard J. Johnson,John Feehally

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323081339

Category: Medical

Page: 1312

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Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology provides you with all the tools you need to manage all forms of kidney disease. Drs. Jürgen Floege, Richard J. Johnson, John Feehally and a team of international experts have updated this fourth edition to include hot topics such as treatment of hypertensive emergencies, herbal and over-the-counter medicines and the kidney, neurologic complications of the kidney, and more. This essential resource gives you quick access to today’s best knowledge on every clinical condition in nephrology. Make efficient, informed decisions with just the right amount of basic science and practical clinical guidance for every disorder. Diagnose effectively and treat confidently thanks to more than 1100 illustrations, abundant algorithms, and tables that highlight key topics and detail pathogenesis for a full range of kidney conditions and clinical management. Get coverage of the latest developments in the field with 18 new chapters on the Management of the Diabetic Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease, Treatment of Hypertensive Emergencies, Principles of Drug Dosing and Prescribing of Chronic Kidney Disease, Herbal and Over-the-Counter Medicines and the Kidney, Neurologic Complications of the Kidney, and more. Tap into the experience and expertise of the world’s leading authorities in the field of nephrology. Floege, Johnson, and Feehally give you the information you need to make quick and correct clinical decisions

The Secret Swan

Author: Shana Abe

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553905074

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Shana Abé has captured the imagination of readers everywhere with her superbly sensual tales of forbidden love. Now she weaves the exquisite story of a man and woman torn apart by fate — who realize years later that love's second bloom is the one that matters most. At fifteen Lady Amiranth St. Clare became the bride of Tristan Geraint. She thought all of her dreams had come true — until she learned on her wedding day that Tristan had married her only for her bloodline. A week later Tristan deserted her for the glories of battle. Heartbroken, Amiranth felt she'd been abandoned, not knowing that Tristan had become a prisoner of war — nor that he would one day return to the life he didn't know he wanted until it was taken away. Eight long years pass before Tristan finally comes home. A beautiful woman greets him in the garden, claiming to be Amiranth's cousin. Yet somehow she seems hauntingly familiar, with an ethereal radiance that stirs him deep within his heart. Is she really his wife, grown into a lady of breathtaking beauty — or another woman who has awakened within him a passion he has never known? To discover the truth, Tristan must reveal the secrets of what happened those years he was away — and find the love that was closer than he ever imagined.... From the Paperback edition.