Splintered

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Jonathan Butcher
  • ISBN : 1637582676
  • Publisher : Bombardier Books
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 1011

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The problem with our nation’s schools today is not just the low test scores in basic reading and math—which are an obstacle for the economy, not to mention students’ futures. The challenge is that K-12 instruction has been hijacked by Critical Theorists who are “skeptical” of representative government and the freedoms we cherish. The debates over the retelling of America’s past, on display in local school board meetings as well as conflicts between the New York Times’ 1619 Project and President Donald Trump’s 1776 Commission, involve not just historical facts, but how Americans define their nation. This battle over our national identity is a cultural battle, involving schools—cultural institutions—and the ideas we all need to share to get along with our neighbors, raise families, and pursue the American Dream. “Jonathan Butcher is one of our sharpest and most insightful analysts writing about education today. The nation owes him a debt of gratitude for work demystifying an obscure academic field, critical race theory, and fearlessly following where it leads when imposed on our public schools: abandoning the cherished belief that education can be a means of uniting our diverse country and replacing it with a pedagogy of grievance and despair.” —Robert Pondiscio, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute and author of How the Other Half Learns “Jonathan Butcher’s timely book on critical race theory addresses what I have described as the civil rights issue of our times. Too few Americans understand how this dangerous ideology and how it has seeped down into our K-12 educational system. Butcher’s book is part of a collective effort to educate the American people about the infiltration and indoctrination of our educational system.” —Dr. Carol M. Swain, a former tenured professor at Vanderbilt and Princeton Universities

A Spindle Splintered

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Alix E. Harrow
  • ISBN : 1250765366
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Number of Pages : 99
  • Readers : 4841

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow's A Spindle Splintered brings her patented charm to a new version of a classic story. Featuring Arthur Rackham's original illustrations for The Sleeping Beauty, fractured and reimagined. “A vivid, subversive and feminist reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, where implacable destiny is no match for courage, sisterhood, stubbornness and a good working knowledge of fairy tales.” —Katherine Arden It's Zinnia Gray's twenty-first birthday, which is extra-special because it's the last birthday she'll ever have. When she was young, an industrial accident left Zinnia with a rare condition. Not much is known about her illness, just that no-one has lived past twenty-one. Her best friend Charm is intent on making Zinnia's last birthday special with a full sleeping beauty experience, complete with a tower and a spinning wheel. But when Zinnia pricks her finger, something strange and unexpected happens, and she finds herself falling through worlds, with another sleeping beauty, just as desperate to escape her fate. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

SEDM Resouce Revision History, Form #01.009

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Sovereignty Education and Defense Ministry (SEDM)
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Sovereignty Education and Defense Ministry (SEDM)
  • Number of Pages : 185
  • Readers : 7785

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Master index of all Forms, Litigation Tools, Response Letters, and Exhibits grouped by resource type and then Item Number. Includes revision history of each item. Does not include Member Subscription Library content.

The Splintered Divine

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Spencer L. Allen
  • ISBN : 1501500228
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Number of Pages : 478
  • Readers : 4154

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book investigates the issue of the singularity versus the multiplicity of ancient Near Eastern deities who are known by a common first name but differentiated by their last names, or geographic epithets. It focuses primarily on the Ištar divine names in Mesopotamia, Baal names in the Levant, and Yahweh names in Israel, and it is structured around four key questions: How did the ancients define what it meant to be a god - or more pragmatically, what kind of treatment did a personality or object need to receive in order to be considered a god by the ancients? Upon what bases and according to which texts do modern scholars determine when a personality or object is a god in an ancient culture? In what ways are deities with both first and last names treated the same and differently from deities with only first names? Under what circumstances are deities with common first names and different last names recognizable as distinct independent deities, and under what circumstances are they merely local manifestations of an overarching deity? The conclusions drawn about the singularity of local manifestations versus the multiplicity of independent deities are specific to each individual first name examined in accordance with the data and texts available for each divine first name.

Splintered

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Andrea Howarth-Salazar
  • ISBN : 146283499X
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Number of Pages : 366
  • Readers : 8888

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: After years of sidestepping, enigmatic Dr. Matt Wetherington finally falls in love, helplessly and against the warnings in his head. Helena is beautiful and wonderful, someone he had been waiting for and did not know it. Except Matt hides a tumultuous past, filled with pain, betrayal and shame, something he cannot bear to tell her. As Matt struggles with his growing feelings and the upsurges from his past, he faces a crossroads: to face his secret past and finally heal, or keep running away and lose the one he loves. Told in a unique, compelling narrative, Andrea Howarth-Salazar demonstrates the insistent influence of the past and the all-encompassing power of love in this heartwarming story.

A Theory of Jerks and Other Philosophical Misadventures

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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Author : Eric Schwitzgebel
  • ISBN : 0262355361
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 6484

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A collection of quirky, entertaining, and reader-friendly short pieces on philosophical topics that range from a theory of jerks to the ethics of ethicists. Have you ever wondered about why some people are jerks? Asked whether your driverless car should kill you so that others may live? Found a robot adorable? Considered the ethics of professional ethicists? Reflected on the philosophy of hair? In this engaging, entertaining, and enlightening book, Eric Schwitzgebel turns a philosopher's eye on these and other burning questions. In a series of quirky and accessible short pieces that cover a mind-boggling variety of philosophical topics, Schwitzgebel offers incisive takes on matters both small (the consciousness of garden snails) and large (time, space, and causation). A common theme might be the ragged edge of the human intellect, where moral or philosophical reflection begins to turn against itself, lost among doubts and improbable conclusions. The history of philosophy is humbling when we see how badly wrong previous thinkers have been, despite their intellectual skills and confidence. (See, for example, “Kant on Killing Bastards, Masturbation, Organ Donation, Homosexuality, Tyrants, Wives, and Servants.”) Some of the texts resist thematic categorization—thoughts on the philosophical implications of dreidels, the diminishing offensiveness of the most profane profanity, and fatherly optimism—but are no less interesting. Schwitzgebel has selected these pieces from the more than one thousand that have appeared since 2006 in various publications and on his popular blog, The Splintered Mind, revising and updating them for this book. Philosophy has never been this much fun.

This Splintered Silence

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Kayla Olson
  • ISBN : 0062484923
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 8364

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the author of The Sandcastle Empire comes a sci-fi thriller that’s equal parts Illuminae and One of Us Is Lying. Lindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first generation crew member on board, including her mother, the commander, was killed by a deadly virus. Lindley always assumed she’d captain the Lusca one day, but she never thought that day would come so soon. And she never thought it would be like this—struggling to survive every day, learning how to keep the Lusca running, figuring out how to communicate with Earth, making sure they don’t run out of food. When a member of the surviving second generation dies from symptoms that look just like the deadly virus, though, Lindley feels her world shrinking even smaller. And as more people die, Lindley must face the terrifying reality—that either the virus has mutated, or one of their own is a killer.

A Splintered Vision

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : W.H. Schmidt,Curtis C. McKnight,S. Raizen
  • ISBN : 0306472090
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 164
  • Readers : 3768

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A Splintered Vision: An Investigation of U.S. Science and Mathematics Education is the US report on the curriculum analysis component of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) which was sponsored by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). The report summarizes data from the TIMSS curriculum analysis and integrates it with teacher questionnaire data from the US, Japan, and Germany on science and mathematics topic coverage and instructional practices. The authors of A Splintered Vision discuss and provide evidence of the unfocused nature of US mathematics and science curricular intentions, textbooks, and teacher practices. They offer the premise that producers of US textbooks and curriculum guides have attempted to answer calls for curricular reform by adding new content to already existing materials instead of devoting time to restructuring the materials. The authors also suggest that US teachers, inundated with a myriad of competing visions, are attempting to cover all the topics they confront in their resource documents and to meet all the instructional demands placed on them by those with a stake in education. In keeping with the `incremental assembly line' philosophy in American society, US teachers also tend to lean toward a piecemeal approach to education. The authors speculate on what such practices may mean for the mathematics and science achievement of US students. The work is sure to spur discussion among educational researchers, policy makers, and others concerned about the future of mathematics and science education in the US.

Splintered Sisterhood

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Susan E. Marshall
  • ISBN : 0299154637
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 2021

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When Tennessee became the thirty-sixth and final state needed to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment in August 1920, giving women the right to vote, one group of women expressed bitter disappointment and vowed to fight against “this feminist disease.” Why this fierce and extended opposition? In Splintered Sisterhood, Susan Marshall argues that the women of the antisuffrage movement mobilized not as threatened homemakers but as influential political strategists. Drawing on surviving records of major antisuffrage organizations, Marshall makes clear that antisuffrage women organized to protect gendered class interests. She shows that many of the most vocal antisuffragists were wealthy, educated women who exercised considerable political influence through their personal ties to men in politics as well as by their own positions as leaders of social service committees. Under the guise of defending an ideal of “true womanhood,” these powerful women sought to keep the vote from lower-class women, fearing it would result in an increase in the “ignorant vote” and in their own displacement from positions of influence. This book reveals the increasingly militant style of antisuffrage protest as the conflict over female voting rights escalated. Splintered Sisterhood adds a missing piece to the history of women’s rights activism in the United States and illuminates current issues of antifeminism.

Missing Persons

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Karen Shalev Greene,Llian Alys
  • ISBN : 1317095529
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 252
  • Readers : 9454

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A missing person is an individual whose whereabouts are unknown and where there is some concern for his or her wellbeing. In the UK, around 250,000 people are reported missing every year, with the majority being children under the age of 18. Despite the fact that missing persons are a social phenomenon which encompasses vast areas of interest, relatively little is known about those who go missing, what happens to them while they are missing, and what can be done to prevent these incidents from occurring. This groundbreaking book brings together for the first time ideas and expertise across this vast subject area into one interconnected publication. It explores the subjects of missing children, missing adults, the investigative process of missing person cases, and the families of missing persons. Those with no prior knowledge or professionals with focused knowledge in some areas will be able to expand their understanding of a variety of topics relevant to this field through detailed chapters which advance our understanding of this complex phenomenon, discuss what is unknown, and suggest the best and most important steps forward to further advance our knowledge.

Serafina and the Splintered Heart

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Robert Beatty
  • ISBN : 1484781236
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 355
  • Readers : 8385

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the highly-anticipated next installment of the Serafina series, Serafina must confront the darkest threat she's ever encountered at Biltmore Estate. She knows she can face anything with her best friend and closest ally, Braeden Vanderbilt, by her side. But when a sinister force tears them apart, Serafina scrambles to uncover the mystery of her most formidable challenge yet...and about herself and the destiny that awaits her.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Khaled Hosseini
  • ISBN : 0143180657
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 6706

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: After more than two years on the bestseller lists and over four million copies in print, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel of enormous contemporary relevance. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them. Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love—a stunning accomplishment.

RoseBlood

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : A. G. Howard
  • ISBN : 1613121415
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Number of Pages : 378
  • Readers : 8018

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the bestselling author of the Splintered series, a talented young opera singer enrolls in a French performing arts school shrouded in mystery. Rune has a mysterious affliction that’s linked to her musical talent. Her mother believes creative direction will help, so she sends Rune to a French arts conservatory rumored to have inspired The Phantom of the Opera. When Rune begins to develop a friendship with the elusive Thorn, she realizes that with him, she feels cured. But as their love grows, Thorn is faced with an impossible choice: save Rune or protect the phantom haunting RoseBlood, the only father he’s ever known. Fans of Daughter of Smoke & Bone and the Splintered series will adore this retelling of one of the most famous stories of all time. Praise for RoseBlood “The Phantom of the Opera is reborn in this supernatural tale of music, passions, and love. . . . A rich, atmospheric story that readers will be hard-pressed to put down.” —Kirkus Reviews “Rune is a multifaceted, artistic character whose actions and reactions feel believably young adult as she confronts questions about family secrets and heredity. This is an accomplished undertaking. . . . VERDICT A good purchase for paranormal romance collections, and the connections to a classic work of literature add appeal.” —School Library Journal

A Mirror Mended

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Alix E. Harrow
  • ISBN : 1250766656
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Readers : 3942

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A Mirror Mended is the next installment in USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow's Fractured Fables series. Zinnia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer and lapsed Sleeping Beauty is over rescuing snoring princesses. Once you’ve rescued a dozen damsels and burned fifty spindles, once you’ve gotten drunk with twenty good fairies and made out with one too many members of the royal family, you start to wish some of these girls would just get a grip and try solving their own narrative issues. Just when Zinnia’s beginning to think she can't handle one more princess, she glances into a mirror and sees another face looking back at her: the shockingly gorgeous face of evil, asking for her help. Because there’s more than one person trapped in a story they didn’t choose. Snow White's Evil Queen has found out how her story ends and she's desperate for a better ending. She wants Zinnia to help her before it’s too late for everyone. Will Zinnia accept the Queen's poisonous request, and save them both from the hot iron shoes that wait for them, or will she try another path? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Splintering Urbanism

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Steve Graham,Simon Marvin
  • ISBN : 113465698X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 512
  • Readers : 6889

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Splintering Urbanism makes an international and interdisciplinary analysis of the complex interactions between infrastructure networks and urban spaces. It delivers a new and powerful way of understanding contemporary urban change, bringing together discussions about: *globalization and the city *technology and society *urban space and urban networks *infrastructure and the built environment *developed, developing and post-communist worlds. With a range of case studies, illustrations and boxed examples, from New York to Jakarta, Johannesberg to Manila and Sao Paolo to Melbourne, Splintering Urbanism demonstrates the latest social, urban and technological theories, which give us an understanding of our contemporary metropolis.

SEDM Resource Index, Form #01.008

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Sovereignty Education and Defense Ministry (SEDM)
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Sovereignty Education and Defense Ministry (SEDM)
  • Number of Pages : 57
  • Readers : 5497

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Master index of all Forms, Litigation Tools, Response Letters, and Exhibits grouped by resource type and then Item Number. Does not include Member Subscription Library content.

The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Zlatan Krajina,Deborah Stevenson
  • ISBN : 1351813269
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 488
  • Readers : 3240

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication traces central debates within the burgeoning interdisciplinary research on mediated cities and urban communication. The volume brings together diverse perspectives and global case studies to map key areas of research within media, cultural and urban studies, where a joint focus on communications and cities has made important innovations in how we understand urban space, technology, identity and community. Exploring the rise and growing complexity of urban media and communication as the next key theme for both urban and media studies, the book gathers and reviews fast-developing knowledge on specific emergent phenomena such as: reading the city as symbol and text; understanding urban infrastructures as media (and vice-versa); the rise of global cities; urban and suburban media cultures: newspapers, cinema, radio, television and the mobile phone; changing spaces and practices of urban consumption; the mediation of the neighbourhood, community and diaspora; the centrality of culture to urban regeneration; communicative responses to urban crises such as racism, poverty and pollution; the role of street art in the negotiation of ‘the right to the city’; city competition and urban branding; outdoor advertising; moving image architecture; ‘smart’/cyber urbanism; the emergence of Media City production spaces and clusters. Charting key debates and neglected connections between cities and media, this book challenges what we know about contemporary urban living and introduces innovative frameworks for understanding cities, media and their futures. As such, it will be an essential resource for students and scholars of media and communication studies, urban communication, urban sociology, urban planning and design, architecture, visual cultures, urban geography, art history, politics, cultural studies, anthropology and cultural policy studies, as well as those working with governmental agencies, cultural foundations and institutes, and policy think tanks.

Unbreak Me

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lexi Ryan
  • ISBN : 0985872578
  • Publisher : Lexi Ryan
  • Number of Pages : 235
  • Readers : 6691

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “If you’re broken, I’ll fix you…” I’m only twenty-one and already damaged goods. A slut. A failure. A disappointment to my picture-perfect family as long as I can remember. I called off my wedding to William Bailey, the only man who thought I was worth fixing. A year later and he’s marrying my sister. Unless I ask him not to… “If you shatter, I’ll find you…” But now there’s Asher Logan, a broken man who sees the fractures in my façade and doesn’t want to fix me at all. Asher wants me to stop hiding, to stop pretending. Asher wants to break down my walls. But that means letting him see my ugly secrets and forgiving him for his. With my past weighing down on me, do I want the man who holds me together or the man who gives me permission to break?

Lord of the Flies

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : William Golding
  • ISBN : 0571290582
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Number of Pages : 291
  • Readers : 6483

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Heir of Fire

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • ISBN : 1619630664
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 6291

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed? The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.

Apostles of Rock

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  • Category : Music
  • Author : Jay R. Howard,John M. Streck
  • ISBN : 0813183960
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Readers : 8367

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Apostles of Rock is the first objective, comprehensive examination of the contemporary Christian music phenomenon. Some see CCM performers as ministers or musical missionaries, while others define them as entertainers or artists. This popular musical movement clearly evokes a variety of responses concerning the relationship between Christ and culture. The resulting tensions have splintered the genre and given rise to misunderstanding, conflict, and an obsessive focus on self-examination. As Christian stars Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, DC Talk, and Sixpence None the Richer climb the mainstream charts, Jay Howard and John Streck talk about CCM as an important movement and show how this musical genre relates to a larger popular culture. They map the world of CCM by bringing together the perspectives of the people who perform, study, market, and listen to this music. By examining CCM lyrics, interviews, performances, web sites, and chat rooms, Howard and Streck uncover the religious and aesthetic tensions within the CCM community. Ultimately, the conflict centered around Christian music reflects the modern religious community's understanding of evangelicalism and the community's complex relationship with American popular culture.

Warrior Magic

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Tomás Prower
  • ISBN : 0738768138
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 9533

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Written with a mix of reverence and battle-cry inspiration, Warrior Magic is the first multicultural journey into understanding the role of magic in resistance and warfare around the world. Tomás Prower invites you to journey throughout history and see how people have allied with spirits and the divine to defy their oppressors. This book also features inspiring anecdotes and hands-on activities shared by contributors from religions and cultures across the world. Warrior Magic is designed to help you apply lessons from the past to modern problems. Use spells, meditations, and prayers to overcome your personal struggles. Learn self-defense magic and how to fight societal issues and injustices. This book arms you with the knowledge and skills needed to build a better world and future.

The Echo Wife

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sarah Gailey
  • ISBN : 1250174651
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 7889

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Sarah Gailey's The Echo Wife is “a trippy domestic thriller which takes the extramarital affair trope in some intriguingly weird new directions.”--Entertainment Weekly I’m embarrassed, still, by how long it took me to notice. Everything was right there in the open, right there in front of me, but it still took me so long to see the person I had married. It took me so long to hate him. Martine is a genetically cloned replica made from Evelyn Caldwell’s award-winning research. She’s patient and gentle and obedient. She’s everything Evelyn swore she’d never be. And she’s having an affair with Evelyn’s husband. Now, the cheating bastard is dead, and both Caldwell wives have a mess to clean up. Good thing Evelyn Caldwell is used to getting her hands dirty. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Stand

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Stephen King
  • ISBN : 038552885X
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Number of Pages : 1200
  • Readers : 7307

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The tie-in edition of the nine-part CBS All Access series starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, and James Marsden. When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man," who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them--and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.

Splintered Lands: Through Fire Forged

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : James Tallett
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Deepwood Publishing
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 3110

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: All around them was a world broken by the power of magic and torn by the cruelty of humans. Shattered a mere century before, vast tracts of land are uninhabitable, and repression is the order of the day. And yet a few noble people struggle for a better life. Fryca wanted to be left in peace to experiment with technology. Instead, frightened bigots attacked his home, sending him fleeing across barren soil and through rotted swamp. Inswán hoped for a quiet life overseeing the growth of his barony. Until an onslaught by his neighbour drove him to a war he railed against. This is their story. Splintered Lands: Through Fire Forged is a 21,000 word short story collection by James Tallett, author of The Four Part Land series and the epic fantasy best-seller Breaking an Empire. Other books by James: The Four Part Land: Tarranau Chloddio Breaking an Empire A Desert of Fire and Glass Splintered Lands: Splintered Lands: All Good Things... Splintered Lands: Vagabonds and Swine (as Editor) Novellas: Bloodaxe Wolven Kindred Lands of a Distant Truth Anthologies (as Editor): Ancient New Ruined Cities The Ways of Magic The Death God's Chosen

Serafina and the Seven Stars

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Robert Beatty
  • ISBN : 1368010628
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 3718

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Serafina and Braeden make an epic return in the fourth installment of Robert Beatty's #1 New York Times best-selling series. Peace and tranquility have finally returned to Biltmore Estate after hard-won battles against encroaching darkness. But as time passes without signs of danger, Serafina finds herself questioning her own purpose. Who is she if not Biltmore's protector? When deceptively dark and unsettling events begin to take place at Biltmore, is Serafina merely desperate to once again play the role of heroine? Or are her home and loved ones in terrible danger from a strange and sinister force?

Splintered Hearts

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lexi Ryan
  • ISBN : 1940832810
  • Publisher : Lexi Ryan
  • Number of Pages : 553
  • Readers : 5513

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The entire sexy and emotional New Hope Trilogy—UNBREAK ME, STOLEN WISHES, and WISH I MAY—now packaged in the Splintered Hearts bundle, at a limited time special price of $2.99US (reg $6.99). Praise for the books in the New Hope Trilogy: "Captivating, emotional, heartfelt, romantic read with a edge of mystery and pain." -Kim at Reviews by Tammy and Kim "EXTREMELY well written. [...] Character development was exceptional--my heart pulled for all of them." -Love N. Books "This book took me by the hand and pulled me completely in...Mind... Body and Soul. It stripped me emotionally. I lived and loved every moment of it!...Lexi Ryan has a gift, and the lady sure knows how to work it." -Jess at Fab, Fun & Tantalizing Reads "I laughed, I cried, and I stayed up all night to finish.” -Kelley at Smut Book Junkie Reviews "Holy schmexiness…OMG it was H-O-T!!" -Jesey at Schmexy Girl Book Blog UNBREAK ME Twenty-one year old college dropout Maggie Thompson returns home to be a bridesmaid in her ex-fiancé’s wedding to her sister. Maggie hopes to salvage her long-tarnished reputation and strained relationship with her family, but finds herself caught in a web of secrets and deception between the man who once promised to fix her and the sexy ex-rocker who gives her permission to break. STOLEN WISHES Stolen chances. Unbroken wishes. Two lonely souls grasping for hope in the darkness. William Bailey and Cally Fisher are brought together by vicious rumors and are given a chance at love. This novella takes place seven years before the events in WISH I MAY and shows William and Cally falling in love for the first time. It can be read before or after WISH I MAY or on its own. WISH I MAY After seven years, Cally Fisher returns to New Hope and faces her high school sweetheart for the first time since she stood him up for prom. William Bailey is willing to forgive her for breaking his heart, but Cally has secrets even Will can't forgive.

Everything I Never Told You

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Celeste Ng
  • ISBN : 1101634618
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 306
  • Readers : 4320

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The acclaimed debut novel by the author of Little Fires Everywhere and Our Missing Hearts “A taut tale of ever deepening and quickening suspense.” —O, the Oprah Magazine “Explosive . . . Both a propulsive mystery and a profound examination of a mixed-race family.” —Entertainment Weekly “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

Knights of the Hawk

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : James Aitcheson
  • ISBN : 1409052311
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 8077

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The third novel in the compelling Conquest series (1066: The Bloody Aftermath) from the author of Sworn Sword. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwall, Simon Scarrow and Ben Kane. AUTUMN, 1071. The struggle for England has been long and brutal. Five years after the fateful Battle of Hastings, only a desperate band of rebels in the Fens stands between King William and absolute conquest. Tancred, a proud and ambitious knight, is among the Normans marching to destroy them. Once lauded for his exploits, his fame is now dwindling. He yearns for the chance to restore his reputation through spilling enemy blood. But as the Normans’ attempts to assault the rebels’ island stronghold are thwarted, the King grows ever more frustrated. With the campaign stalling and morale in camp failing, he looks to Tancred to deliver the victory that will crush the rebellions once and for all.

Gathering Blue

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • ISBN : 054734578X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 2075

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever. As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira’s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.

Thunderstruck & Other Stories

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Elizabeth McCracken
  • ISBN : 0812995961
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 6352

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: WINNER OF THE STORY PRIZE • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEWSDAY NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • San Francisco Chronicle • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Miami Herald • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. From the author of the beloved novel The Giant’s House—finalist for the National Book Award—comes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with the humor, the empathy, and the rare and magical descriptive powers that have led Elizabeth McCracken’s fiction to be hailed as “exquisite” (The New York Times Book Review), “funny and heartbreaking” (The Boston Globe), and “a true marvel” (San Francisco Chronicle), these nine vibrant stories navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness. In “Property,” selected by Geraldine Brooks for The Best American Short Stories, a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlord’s possessions. In “Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey,” the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In “The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston,” the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the famous case of a missing local woman, and on the fate of the teenage son she left behind. And in the unforgettable title story, a family makes a quixotic decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughter’s risky behavior. In Elizabeth McCracken’s universe, heartache is always interwoven with strange, charmed moments of joy—an unexpected conversation with small children, the gift of a parrot with a bad French accent—that remind us of the wonder and mystery of being alive. Thunderstruck & Other Stories shows this inimitable writer working at the full height of her powers. Praise for Thunderstruck & Other Stories “Restorative, unforgettable . . . a powerful testament to the scratchy humor and warm intelligence of McCracken’s writing.”—Sylvia Brownrigg, The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) “[A] bewitching and wise collection . . . playful, even joyful.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Stunningly beautiful . . . brilliantly moving . . . Moments of joy and pure magic flicker and pitch-perfect humor acts as a furtive SOS signal through the fog of loss.”—Los Angeles Times “Each of Thunderstruck’s nine stories is a storm: delightful and destructive, packed with electricity, fascinating to watch unfold.”—Salon “The stories here are brilliant, funny and heartbreaking. . . . Elizabeth McCracken is a national treasure.”—Paul Harding, The Wall Street Journal “Pure delight: one lyrical, impeccably constructed sentence after another.”—Chicago Tribune “Beautifully wrought . . . As painstaking as a watchmaker, McCracken disassembles life down to its smallest parts.”—The Boston Globe

Smartphones as Locative Media

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Jordan Frith
  • ISBN : 0745685021
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 168
  • Readers : 4861

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Smartphone adoption has surpassed 50% of the population in more than 15 countries, and there are now more than one million mobile applications people can download to their phones. Many of these applications take advantage of smartphones as locative media, which is what allows smartphones to be located in physical space. Applications that take advantage of people’s location are called location-based services, and they are the focus of this book. Smartphones as locative media raise important questions about how we understand the complicated relationship between the Internet and physical space. This book addresses these questions through an interdisciplinary theoretical framework and a detailed analysis of how various popular mobile applications including Google Maps, Facebook, Instagram, Yelp, and Foursquare use people’s location to provide information about their surrounding space. The topics explored in this book are essential reading for anyone interested in how smartphones and location-based services have begun to impact the ways we navigate and engage with the physical world.

Asymmetric Trade Negotiations

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Sanoussi Bilal
  • ISBN : 131717769X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 222
  • Readers : 3147

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The slow pace of the Doha Round has boosted the proliferation of regional and bilateral trade agreements. Paradoxically, the more powerful actors, the US and the European Union, who at the same time have benefited the most from the multilateral system, have also been engaged in bilateral and regional negotiations in order to sign WTO-plus agreements with developing countries. Combining a clear theoretical exposition with systematic cross-regional analysis, 'Asymmetric Trade Negotiations' offers a coherent picture of strategic, design and political economy aspects of North-South trade negotiation processes, from African, Asian and Latin American perspectives. Skilled area specialists gather to provide negotiators and policy makers in the South with recommendations, best practices, and benchmarks and contribute to the understanding of these recent processes.

Edwidge Danticat

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Martin Munro
  • ISBN : 0813930731
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Number of Pages : 232
  • Readers : 5800

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), the novel born from Edwidge Danticat’s childhood in Haiti and immigration to New York City, was one of the great literary debuts of recent times, marking the emergence of an impressive talent in addition to opening up an entire culture to a broad general readership. This gifted author went on to win the American Book Award in 1999 for her novel, The Farming of Bones (1998), attracting further critical acclaim. Offering an accessible guide for readers and critics alike, this book is the first publication devoted entirely to Danticat’s unique and remarkable work. It is also distinctive in that it addresses all of her published writing up to The Dew Breaker (2004), including her writing for children, her travel writing, her short fiction, and her novels. The book contains an exclusive interview with Danticat, in which she discusses her recent memoir, Brother, I’m Dying (2007), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. It also includes an extensive bibliography. With contributions from Danticat’s fellow creative writers from both the Caribbean and the United States as well as leading scholars of Caribbean literature, this collection of essays aims to enrich readers’ understanding of the various geographical, literary, and cultural contexts of her work and to demonstrate how it both influences and is influenced by them. Contributors Madison Smartt Bell * Myriam J. A. Chancy * Maryse Condé * J. Michael Dash * Charles Forsdick * Mary Gallagher * Régine Michelle Jean-Charles * Carine Mardorossian * Nadève Ménard * Martin Munro * Nick Nesbitt * Mireille Rosello * Renee H. Shea * Évelyne Trouillot * Lyonel Trouillot * Kiera Vaclavik

Perilous Medicine

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Leonard Rubenstein
  • ISBN : 0231549822
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 6504

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Pervasive violence against hospitals, patients, doctors, and other health workers has become a horrifically common feature of modern war. These relentless attacks destroy lives and the capacity of health systems to tend to those in need. Inaction to stop this violence undermines long-standing values and laws designed to ensure that sick and wounded people receive care. Leonard Rubenstein—a human rights lawyer who has investigated atrocities against health workers around the world—offers a gripping and powerful account of the dangers health workers face during conflict and the legal, political, and moral struggle to protect them. In a dozen case studies, he shares the stories of people who have been attacked while seeking to serve patients under dire circumstances including health workers hiding from soldiers in the forests of eastern Myanmar as they seek to serve oppressed ethnic communities, surgeons in Syria operating as their hospitals are bombed, and Afghan hospital staff attacked by the Taliban as well as government and foreign forces. Rubenstein reveals how political and military leaders evade their legal obligations to protect health care in war, punish doctors and nurses for adhering to their responsibilities to provide care to all in need, and fail to hold perpetrators to account. Bringing together extensive research, firsthand experience, and compelling personal stories, Perilous Medicine also offers a path forward, detailing the lessons the international community needs to learn to protect people already suffering in war and those on the front lines of health care in conflict-ridden places around the world.

This Land Is Ours Now

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Wendy Wolford
  • ISBN : 0822391074
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Number of Pages : 294
  • Readers : 3189

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In This Land Is Ours Now, Wendy Wolford presents an original framework for understanding social mobilization. She argues that social movements are not the politically coherent, bounded entities often portrayed by scholars, the press, and movement leaders. Instead, they are constantly changing mediations between localized moral economies and official movement ideologies. Wolford develops her argument by analyzing how a particular social movement works: Brazil’s Rural Landless Workers’ Movement, known as the Movimento Sem Terra (MST). Founded in the southernmost states of Brazil in the mid-1980s, this extraordinary grassroots agrarian movement grew dramatically in the ensuing years. By the late 1990s it was the most dynamic, well-organized social movement in Brazilian history. Drawing on extensive ethnographic research, Wolford compares the development of the movement in Brazil’s southern state of Santa Catarina and its northeastern state of Pernambuco. As she explains, in the south, most of the movement’s members were sons and daughters of small peasant farmers; in the northeast, they were almost all former plantation workers, who related awkwardly to the movement’s agenda of accessing “land for those who work it.” The MST became an effective presence in Pernambuco only after the local sugarcane economy had collapsed. Worldwide sugarcane prices dropped throughout the 1990s, and by 1999 the MST was a prominent political organizer in the northeastern plantation region. Yet fewer than four years later, most of the region’s workers had dropped out of the movement. By delving into the northeastern workers’ motivations for joining and then leaving the MST, Wolford adds nuance and depth to accounts of a celebrated grassroots social movement, and she highlights the contingent nature of social movements and political identities more broadly.

Over-Tested and Under-Prepared

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Bob Sornson
  • ISBN : 1317352394
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 155
  • Readers : 7741

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The curriculum-driven instructional model has been the standard method of teaching for more than a century, but it is consistently failing to produce well-educated citizens and lifelong learners. Pressured by standardized testing and rigid pacing guidelines, teachers are forced to cover too much content too quickly, without being able to meet the needs of individual students. In this powerful new book from acclaimed author and speaker Bob Sornson, you’ll learn how shifting from curriculum-based instruction to competency based learning can help students become more successful, confident, and engaged learners. Topics include: Understanding the curriculum-driven model and the problems with "cover and sort" methodology; Making the transition from curriculum-driven to competency based learning; Identifying crucial learning outcomes and giving students all the time and instruction needed to fully master these outcomes; Building a positive teaching and learning environment; And more! Each chapter is short and easy to digest, and provides compelling research, strategies, and anecdotes to inspire conversation and action. Teachers, administrators, and community leaders will all find helpful resources and arguments for re-working our current educational system into a new, dynamic model of teaching and learning.

Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

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  • Category : Psychology
  • Author : Kekuni Minton,Pat Ogden,Clare Pain
  • ISBN : 0393075850
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 4703

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The body, for a host of reasons, has been left out of the "talking cure." Psychotherapists who have been trained in models of psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, or cognitive therapeutic approaches are skilled at listening to the language and affect of the client. They track the clients' associations, fantasies, and signs of psychic conflict, distress, and defenses. Yet while the majority of therapists are trained to notice the appearance and even the movements of the client's body, thoughtful engagement with the client's embodied experience has remained peripheral to traditional therapeutic interventions. Trauma and the Body is a detailed review of research in neuroscience, trauma, dissociation, and attachment theory that points to the need for an integrative mind-body approach to trauma. The premise of this book is that, by adding body-oriented interventions to their repertoire, traditionally trained therapists can increase the depth and efficacy of their clinical work. Sensorimotor psychotherapy is an approach that builds on traditional psychotherapeutic understanding but includes the body as central in the therapeutic field of awareness, using observational skills, theories, and interventions not usually practiced in psychodynamic psychotherapy. By synthesizing bottom-up and top down interventions, the authors combine the best of both worlds to help chronically traumatized clients find resolution and meaning in their lives and develop a new, somatically integrated sense of self. Topics addressed include: Cognitive, emotional, and sensorimotor dimensions of information processing • modulating arousal • dyadic regulation and the body • the orienting response • defensive subsystems • adaptation and action systems • treatment principles • skills for working with the body in present time • developing somatic resources for stabilization • processing

The Lager Queen of Minnesota

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : J. Ryan Stradal
  • ISBN : 0399563075
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 6632

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A National Bestseller! “The perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day.” —Washington Post “[A] charmer of a tale. . . Warm, witty and--like any good craft beer--complex, the saga delivers a subtly feminist and wholly life-affirming message.” —People Magazine A novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate and the secrets of making a world-class beer, from the bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest Two sisters, one farm. A family is split when their father leaves their shared inheritance entirely to Helen, his younger daughter. Despite baking award-winning pies at the local nursing home, her older sister, Edith, struggles to make what most people would call a living. So she can't help wondering what her life would have been like with even a portion of the farm money her sister kept for herself. With the proceeds from the farm, Helen builds one of the most successful light breweries in the country, and makes their company motto ubiquitous: "Drink lots. It's Blotz." Where Edith has a heart as big as Minnesota, Helen's is as rigid as a steel keg. Yet one day, Helen will find she needs some help herself, and she could find a potential savior close to home. . . if it's not too late. Meanwhile, Edith's granddaughter, Diana, grows up knowing that the real world requires a tougher constitution than her grandmother possesses. She earns a shot at learning the IPA business from the ground up--will that change their fortunes forever, and perhaps reunite her splintered family? Here we meet a cast of lovable, funny, quintessentially American characters eager to make their mark in a world that's often stacked against them. In this deeply affecting family saga, resolution can take generations, but when it finally comes, we're surprised, moved, and delighted.

Shaping the Future of Business Education

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : G. Hardy,D. Everett
  • ISBN : 113703338X
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 270
  • Readers : 5013

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In a world economy where rapid change is the only constant, what is the best way for business schools to prepare the leaders of tomorrow? The authors of this volume argue that a broad and rigorous education is needed; one that fuses business knowledge with arts and sciences, technology, and ethical training.