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Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, themselves young feminists, provide an overview of feminism today and describe how it is still relevant in the lives of young women. Offers suggestions on how individuals can get involved in affecting positive change in their homes, their communities, on campuses, and all over the world. Richards and Baumgardner express a hope that feminists of all generations can learn to listen to one another and work together. The book authors insightful reflections on topics such as activism, the media, women's history, the Equal Rights Amendment, mothers, reaching out to teens, feminist books and magazines, diversity, and more. Conveys the message that, while feminism is often perceived as something negative, girls in the "Third Wave" of the women's movement are redefining it into something that a woman can be proud of. This book was written when the authors were in their late twenties. Amy Richards is a contributing editor at Ms. and heads the Third Wave, an activist group for young women. Jennifer Baumgardner is a former editor at Ms. and writes regularly for The Nation, Jane, Glamour, and Out.
Anthony Monday is delighted when his friend Miss Fells and her brother Emerson invite him to spend summer vacation at an old house on a desolate island. But fun soon turns to terror when Anthony finds a trunk that can transport the three of them to another world-a horrifying place where a maniacal group is plotting the destruction of the people of Earth. Can Anthony and his friends save mankind, or will their desperate struggle be the end of them?
I am not a fan of science fiction, but I have to admit that this is a clever, creative and well-crafted novel. My favorite review: What if James Dean were a twin-tailed manta ray swimming in Jupiter's atmosphere? Bestselling Star Wars novelist Zahn (Angelmass) gives us a tale of teen coming-of-age angst set in the herd society of the Qanska, intelligent herbivores who inhabit the equatorial band of the gas giant. Suspecting them to be non-native life, Earth's corporate masters, the Five Hundred, send in a spy to find their hidden star drive. Facing their own disaster, the Qanska agree, hoping to gain a human perspective on the impending exhaustion of their ecology. What neither side can count on is how the person injected into the Qanskan world will react. Matt Raimey, a 22-year-old paralyzed by a skiing accident, agrees to have his brain transplanted into a Qanska fetus. Given a second chance to be mobile, he also unexpectedly gets another chance to mature. Zahn concentrates more on the psychological processes at work than on the technological. Solutions to problems arise from better emotional and intellectual integrity, not simply larger databases. While the author doesn't get as deep into his characters as they do into Jupiter's depths, his portrayal of Matt/Manta is direct and involving. Qanskan life, looking much like marine reef life on Earth, is intriguingly portrayed, even if the biology of the Qanskan problem is suspect. YA readers looking for more than the usual SF action-adventure should be well pleased. (Publisher's Weekly)
It's not easy for Maria to be so sure that her family loves her sister best. Maria Slater could scream! Just once she would like them to notice her. Instead of perfect, genius, never-had-a-bad-hair-day Nina. But that's never going to happen. Because everyone in the Slater family knows who's important. And it definitely isn't Maria.
from the book jacket: the music soars. the curtain lifts. Marie van Goethem rises onto her toes and floats across the stage of the Paris Opera. And in that moment, fourteen-year-old Marie is happy. Unfortunately, that's almost the only joy in Marie's life. When she's not dancing, she is tormented by hunger, overwhelmed by her mother's uncontrolled drinking, and angered by her older sister's chronic selfishness. However, when Edgar Degas demands Marie's presence in his studio, it appears that her life will he transformed. Each week as she poses for the famous artist, Marie dreams-of a life without poverty, of being with her one true love, and of becoming a star of the ballet. But can being Monsieur Degas's model bring her all that she imagines? Here is the story of the girl immortalized in Degas's most famous sculpture, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. It's a heartbreaking tale of passion for ballet, of loyalty to family, and of enduring love.
Mariel of Redwall is a captivating and magical adventure story in the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. At times gentle, but mostly packed with adventure and heroism on the grandest of scales, this tale is at once delightful and devastating in its proportions. Jacques weaves his customary magic, taking the reader to the heart and soul of the mythical Redwall--welcoming, terrifying, magical, and at times all too real. The place, the characters, and the adventure spring to life in a bout of indefinable magic, mystery, and mayhem. An excellent book that will leave readers begging for more. (Fortunately, there's plenty more where this came from!)
Written for high school students, this book provides complete coverage of a one-year high school course in marine biology/oceanography.
Marion's Angels is an unusual novel about a lonely girl and her love for an impressive medieval church on the river marsh near her father's cottage. "That queer little Marion", the villagers would say, "Why would she want a church of her own?" But Marion, in an emotional tangle after her mother's death, didn't care what they thought of her strange fascination. She carefully tended the church and its twelve beautifully carved angels that seemed to her almost alive, praying intensely for the money to save it from ruin. A miracle seems to result from her passionate prayers for her angels. A world famous violinist takes up the cause and arranges a series of benefit performances. Marion is tumbled into a world of concerts and professional musicians - and a confusing web of relationships and connection with the supernatural. In the end crisis, one of Marion's angels seems to save her life - another miracle or just chance?
Natalie's quick thinking helps Vicki, Darion, and Charlie escape the Global Community's grasp. But will the GC satellite tracking help hunt them down? A teenager with problems in New Babylon contacts the kids and Lionel believes it might be a trick. Will Judd take the chance of a secret rendezvous? As the world prepares to take the mark of Nicolae Carpathia, the kids try to convince people of the consequences. Join the Young Tribulation Force as they discover a clever way to spread their message via computer and struggle to free their friends.
MARKETING 3E is the program that introduces you to the foundations and functions needed to successfully market goods, services and ideas to consumers. While you study business foundations, economics, selling, human relations, communications, distribution, promotion, product planning, and pricing, you will also see marketing as a career choice from a "big picture" perspective. Because most marketing programs have active DECA memberships, there is a strong correlation of content to DECA's performance indicators.
New edition of a text that introduces the key principles of marketing. Lamb (business, Texas Christian U. ), Joseph F. Hair (Entrepreneurship Institute, Louisiana State U. ) and Carl McDaniel (marketing, U. of Texas) present 20 chapters that discuss the world of marketing; analysis of marketing opportunities; product, distribution, promotion, and pricing decisions; and technology driven marketing. The included CD-ROM features two new video cases, PowerPoint slides, E-Marketing planning worksheets, practice quizzes, and supplemental Competitive Intelligence information, and other material. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This textbook will help you explore the exciting and dynamic world of marketing and provide the foundation for a career or future study in marketing. The book is organized into nine parts. Each part opens with a big question. The chapters of the part are designed to answer that question. Throughout each chapter are questions called "Reality Checks." These questions are designed to help you apply the concepts you just learned to the world around you.
Considered the nation’s number one marketing program, Marketing Essentials is the essential text for introducing students to the skills, strategies, and topics that make up the ever-changing world of marketing. It effectively captures the excitement of this fast-paced discipline with engrossing narrative, engaging graphics, and real-life case studies.
A new presence is aprowl in Mossflower Woods-- the Marlfoxes. Stealthy, mysterious, they can disappear at any time, in any place, and they are out to plunder and destroy everything in their path.
Designed for high school students who will soon be embarking, initially on college and career planning, then considering vocational choices such as marriage, religious life, or priesthood.
A photo biography of the American dancer, teacher, and choreographer who was born in Pittsburgh in 1895 and who became a leading figure in the world of modern dance.
Here comes at last the tale of Martin the Warrior. Told by a healer mouse and a sturdy hedgehog in Cavern Hole in Redwall Abbey, the story of Martin unfolds, from his from being captured as a child by Badrang the worst Stoat of the northern shore and Martin's fierce determination to regain his father's sword. But perhaps, could Martin's desire cost more than he might have bargained for and force him to lose things that are more precious than swords?
Mary Tudor, who would reign briefly as queen of England during the mid sixteenth century, tells the story of her troubled childhood as daughter of King Henry VIII.
A valuable addition to the popular Residential Construction Academy series, this book introduces and explains modern residential masonry construction procedures, as well as current building and construction industry safety regulations relevant to the field. Beginning masons, designers, homebuilders, students, and apprentices alike will benefit from the clear diagrams and step-by-step procedures. With technical information from nationally recognized trade associations like the National Association of Home Builders, Masonry Brick and Block Construction is a "must-have" for the aspiring mason.
This text provides students with a guide to basic information and advanced skills, with coverage progressing from materials, bonds, and brick through fireplaces and arches. For this edition, all technical and safety information has been updated to reflect current industry practices and federal guidelines. This edition also includes a new unit on glass block masonry. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In this unsparing exploration of one of the most powerful Americans of the 20th century, accomplished historian Marc Aronson unmasks the man behind the FBI - his tangled family history and personal relationships; his own need for secrecy, deceit, and control; and the broad trends in American society that shaped his world.
Acquire the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in class and on the job with this popular, hands-on introduction to medical language! Mastering Healthcare Terminology, 3rd Edition (Hard bound version)is a fun, engaging first step on your journey toward a successful healthcare career. Organized by body system, each chapter presents terms and definitions in small learning segments that make material easier to grasp, followed by exercises and review questions that test your understanding. Apply your knowledge using realistic case studies and patient records, and take your learning beyond the book with interactive games and exercises on an enclosed companion CD. . Detailed coverage reflects the most up-to-date medical language and introduces essential anatomical and physiological concepts. . A simple tabular format makes it easy to review and master related terms, word origins, and definitions all at once. . Integrated exercises provide immediate practice and review opportunities to reinforce your understanding. . Learning tools in each chapter outline content, objectives, precautions, and more to help you learn efficiently. . Basic ICD-9 codes included within the text acquaint you with common coding classifications and provide a professional edge. . Anatomy and physiology terms are dissected into word parts for easier learning and memorization. . Sample patient information reflects the electronic medical record interface to familiarize you with the latest developments in healthcare record-keeping. . Integrated exercises provide immediate practice and review opportunities to reinforce your understanding. . Case studies put terms and sample patient medical records into a realistic context. . New diagnostic terms incorporated throughout the text keep you up to date with current diagnostic procedures you'll encounter in practice. . Chapter one equips you to confidently begin building medical terms immediately. . A companion CD strengthens your understanding through new fun, interactive games including Whack-A-Word-Part and Medical Millionaire. . iTerms access enables you to download pronunciations and definitions to a portable media device and review terms anywhere you go. (Sold separately) . Worksheets and Wheel of Terminology game on the companion Evolve website offer engaging, online term-building practice.
The focus of 'Mastering the TEKS in United States History Since 1877' is on teaching you all of the content as well as showing you how to learn and apply what you know.
This is a vivacious juvenile novel that captures exhilarating adventures related to sea life. The novel is full of wit and excited accounts based on Marryat's practical experiences. It is a marvelous specimen of nautical fiction and worthy to be read by those who have passion for invigorating and exciting ventures.
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