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A Brief History of Saugerties

by Michael Sullivan Smith

Beginning as a Dutch settlement, Saugerties is scenically positioned between the Hudson River and the base of the Catskills. In 1609, the great explorer Henry Hudson's first mate, Robert Juet, recorded a meeting with Native Americans in the area. In its early days, the land was part of the Kingston Commons, one of the first municipalities in the colonies to be governed by an elected body. The town's history was shaped by industry. In the nineteenth century, bluestone quarries and paper and lead mills drove its economy, and a century later, Saugerties became a commuter town for IBM's plants. Michael Sullivan Smith chronicles the rich history of Saugerties.

The Jaguar Man

by Lara Naughton

What happens when one harrowing incident changes your life, splitting it between before and after? On the fourth day of what Lara Naughton thought would be two weeks of bliss in Belize, she was kidnapped and assaulted by a man pretending to be a cabdriver. Held in the depths of the tropical forest-alone with the jaguar Man-she found that compassion was her only defense. Lara's survival and journey of healing is poignant, compelling, and exceptional. Bending the limits of reality, she uses myth to process her experience. As Lara seeks a new understanding of herself, her lyrical, haunting prose reveals a belief that there is room for compassion-for self and and others-even in the midst of violence.Lara Naughton is an author and documentary playwright. Her work includes Never Fight a Shark in the Water: The Wrongful Conviction of Gregory Bright. She is a certified Compassion Cultivation Trainer through The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine. She lives and teaches in New Orleans.

New York, 1960

by Barry Gifford

Barry Gifford's newest poetry collection captures the disarray of a life lived with passion and in many places. Gifford ponders serendipitous acquaintances, mourns the deaths of friends and squandered relationships, and writes love-filled notes to his daughter and granddaughter. New York, 1960 is an evocative collection from an enduring voice.Barry Gifford has authored more than forty books, which have been published in twenty-eight languages. His work has been awarded by PEN, the NEA, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times. His film credits include Wild at Heart, Lost Highway, City of Ghosts, and more.

Who Will Catch Us As We Fall

by Iman Verjee

Haunted by a past that has kept her from Nairobi for over three years, Leena returns home to discover her family unchanged: her father is still a staunch patriot dreaming of a better country; her mother is still an arch traditionalist, unwilling or unable to let go of the past; and her brother, always the rebellious one, spends his days provoking the establishment as a political activist. When Leena meets a local Kikuyu artist whose past is linked to her own, the two begin a secret affair - one that forces Leena to again question her place in a country she once called home.Interlinked with Leena's story is that of Jeffery: a corrupt policeman burdened with his own angers and regrets, and whose questionable actions have unexpected and catastrophic consequences for those closest to him. Spanning a period of twelve years, Who Will Catch Us As We Fall is a gripping and epic story of love, loss and identity in contemporary Kenya.

The Brand Mapping Strategy: Design, Build, and Accelerate Your Brand

by Karen Leland

A fundamental paradigm shift has occurred in marketing and branding. Today the most successful CEOs, executives, entrepreneurs and enterprises set their sites on developing a long-term platform instead of a short-term strategy that supports and builds buzz for their personal or business brand. That's really the key to the new business mindset - the recognition that branding and marketing are an ongoing, steady stream of small efforts, not a series of gigantic pushes. Social media, blogging and other business development activities - both online and off - are about the persistent, ongoing process of building a platform, creating credibility and increasing the number of people that you funnel into your potential client and network pipeline.Converting those people into clients or fans may take a month, a year or two years, but the new mindset leads you to strategies that will keep that pipeline full. In short, you need to start a bunch of small fires to keep your brand burning hot. How can today's CEOs, executives and entrepreneurs keep these fires going and powerfully get their messages across, motivate others to action and be authentic - all while simultaneously shepherding initiatives from creation to implementation in high-demand markets?CEO, executive and team branding are key factors that enable effective leaders to achieve peak performance, gain greater influence in their industries and generate increased engagement within their companies. By creating a brand (business or personal) by design instead of default, leaders and companies bring their brand promise into every interaction across the board.A personal, team or business brand is not just a single statement or a clever quip but a multilayered, congruent narrative told across multiple channels - online and off - within the organization and to the business community at large. The power is in knowing how to tell the story.The book will introduce CEOs and executives in Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs in SMBs to the SMG Brand Mapping Process©, a process that willguide them in creating personal, team and business brands that work in harmony and parallel with each other.

Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers

by Janet Gonzalez-Mena Miriam Beloglovsky Lisa Daly

Loose parts capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity. This form of play allows infants to be in control and recognize the power of their bodies and actions. A variety of new and innovative loose parts ideas are paired with beautiful photography to inspire safe loose parts play in your infant and toddler environments. Captivating classroom stories and proven science provide the context for how this style of play supports children's development and learning. This book is perect for Montessori and Reggio-inspired programs and educators.

The Watershed

by Annabel Soutar

How much do we value clean water? Enough to stop our industrialized way of life from degrading it? The documentary play The Watershed follows an artist and her family in the struggle to chart a sustainable course between economic prosperity and environmental stewardship. Annabel Soutar is Canada's foremost documentary theater writer.

A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders: Not Fully Bipolar but Not Unipolar--Practical Management

by James Phelps

How to understand your clients' true illnesses, not just their DSM checklists. Though the DSM discusses the criteria for mood disorders in absolute terms--either present or absent--professionals are aware that while such dichotomies are useful for teaching, they are not always true in practice. Recent genetic data support clinicians' longstanding recognition that a continuum of mood disorders between unipolar and bipolar better matches reality than a yes/no, bipolar-or-not approach. If we acknowledge that continuum, how does this affect our approach to diagnosis and treatment? In A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders, nationally recognized expert James Phelps provides an in-depth exploration of the signs, symptoms, and nuanced presentations of the mood disorder spectrum, focusing on the broad gray area between Major Depression and Bipolar I. Combining theoretical understanding and real-world scenarios, Phelps offers practical treatment guidelines for clinicians to better understand the subtle ways mood disorders can show up, and how to find the most beneficial path for treatment based on the patient's individual pattern of symptoms. Is it trauma, or is it bipolar? Borderline? Both? Phelps's expertise and wealth of personal experience provides readers with unparalleled insight into a subject that is by nature challenging to define. His emphasis on non-medication approaches, as well as chapters on all the major pill-based treatments (from fish oil to lithium to the avoidance of atypical antipsychotics and antidepressants), creates a comprehensive resource for any clinician working with patients on the mood spectrum. Appendices on the relationship between bipolar diagnosis, politics, and religion; and a plain-English approach to the statistical perils of bipolar screening, offer further value. Phelps has written an invaluable guide of the critical information professionals need to treat patients on the mood disorder spectrum, as well as a useful tool for highly motivated families and patients to better understand the mood disorder that effects their lives. This book seeks to alter the black and white language surrounding these mood disorders to influence a shift in how patients are diagnosed--to insure that treatment matches their specific needs.

My Father and Atticus Finch: A Lawyer's Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama

by Joseph Madison Beck

The story of Foster Beck, the author's late father, whose defense of a black man accused of rape in 1930s Alabama foreshadowed the trial at the heart of To Kill a Mockingbird. As a child, Joseph Beck heard the stories--when other lawyers came up with excuses, his father courageously defended a black man charged with raping a white woman. Now a lawyer himself, Beck reconstructs his father's role in State of Alabama vs. Charles White, Alias, a trial that was much publicized when Harper Lee was twelve years old. On the day of Foster Beck's client's arrest, the leading local newspaper reported, under a page-one headline, that "a wandering negro fortune teller giving the name Charles White" had "volunteered a detailed confession of the attack" of a local white girl. However, Foster Beck concluded that the confession was coerced. The same article claimed that "the negro accomplished his dastardly purpose," but as in To Kill a Mockingbird, there was evidence at the trial to the contrary. Throughout the proceedings, the defendant had to be escorted from the courthouse to a distant prison "for safekeeping," and the courthouse itself was surrounded by a detachment of sixteen Alabama highway patrolmen. The saga captivated the community with its dramatic testimonies and emotional outcome. It would take an immense toll on those involved, including Foster Beck, who worried that his reputation had cast a shadow over his lively, intelligent, and supportive fiancé, Bertha, who had her own social battles to fight. This riveting memoir, steeped in time and place, seeks to understand how race relations, class, and the memory of southern defeat in the Civil War produced such a haunting distortion of justice, and how it may figure into our literary imagination.

The Seductions of Quantification: Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking

by Sally Engle Merry

We live in a world where seemingly everything can be measured. We rely on indicators to translate social phenomena into simple, quantified terms, which in turn can be used to guide individuals, organizations, and governments in establishing policy. Yet counting things requires finding a way to make them comparable. And in the process of translating the confusion of social life into neat categories, we inevitably strip it of context and meaning--and risk hiding or distorting as much as we reveal. With The Seductions of Quantification, leading legal anthropologist Sally Engle Merry investigates the techniques by which information is gathered and analyzed in the production of global indicators on human rights, gender violence, and sex trafficking. Although such numbers convey an aura of objective truth and scientific validity, Merry argues persuasively that measurement systems constitute a form of power by incorporating theories about social change in their design but rarely explicitly acknowledging them. For instance, the US State Department's Trafficking in Persons Report, which ranks countries in terms of their compliance with antitrafficking activities, assumes that prosecuting traffickers as criminals is an effective corrective strategy--overlooking cultures where women and children are frequently sold by their own families. As Merry shows, indicators are indeed seductive in their promise of providing concrete knowledge about how the world works, but they are implemented most successfully when paired with context-rich qualitative accounts grounded in local knowledge.

His Lass Wears Tartan

by Kathleen Shaputis

From IBPA Benjamin Franklin silver award-winning author Kathleen Shaputis comes the much-anticipated sequel to Her Ghost Wears Kilts.Independent Rogue Bruce enjoys running a Scottish bed-and-breakfast with her Aunt Baillie from America. They specialize in hosting romantic Elizabethan-themed weddings, complete with their resident ghost, Lord Kai. But love is something Rogue is not the least bit interested in. Content with her work, she requires no male accompaniment for happiness.Then Bruce MacKenzie, a Greek God clad in plaid and denim, suddenly begins bringing more than the usual amount of deliveries from town, while Jonathan Olson, a roguish Rhett Butler type, arrives at the castle to teach a writing seminar to aspiring authors. With two men after the heart she'd thought safely locked away, Rogue is torn. But when things start to take a sinister turn, danger befalls Rogue and those dear to her.Will true love triumph and save the day?Sensuality Level: Sensual

Hell to Pay: The Complete Series

by Jillian David

Forced to kill by their diabolical demon boss, the immortal Indebted are doomed to a forever looming desperately before them. Their only chance at salvation is to find the right mate and be freed from this eternal servitude. But can love truly conquer the otherworld? The answer awaits in this high-stakes paranormal romance series.Immortal Flame: After a horrific accident, Peter Blackstone arrives in Allison La Croix's ER and heals himself before her eyes. Peter, an immortal, traded his soul to save his wife, and now he will hunt criminals forever. Can Allison find a way to unlock his forgotten, passionate soul?Relentless Flame: Indebted killer Dante Blackstone has the world at his feet. Every vice, any desire, is his for the asking - until he finds the one person he cannot have: sweet healer Hannah Miller, the one woman who could bring about Dante's destruction.Flame Unleashed: After Ruth Blackstone's husband repaid her sacrifice with betrayal 150 years ago, she's not willing to trust Cajun rogue Odie Pierre-Noir's risky plan to win freedom for all Indebteds. But as she and Odie find passion, her choice becomes clear: continue to lived a damned life but with Odie as her lover or risk their eternal souls for one chance to break the curse. Flame's Dawn: Undercover operator Jane Larson is caught up in a world she can't control or survive unless Barnaby Blackstone, a one-night fling from her past in Vietnam, is willing to bare his secrets to save her. Can they live with the man he's destined to be, or will the truth separate them forever?Sensuality Level: Sensual

Latin for Common Entrance One Answers

by N. R. Oulton

This book provides a complete set of answers to the exercises in Latin for Common Entrance One.Clear layout saves time marking work Enables efficient assessment of pupils' strengths and weaknesses Advice and guidance develops pupils' use of the language

Latin for Common Entrance One

by N. R. Oulton

Latin for Common Entrance One is the first book in Nicholas Oulton's new Latin course, combining your favourite elements of So You Really Want to Learn Latin, Latin Prep and Ab Initio, but now it maps precisely to the new ISEB syllabus and contains passages and question types in line with the revised Common Entrance exam.This extensively revised book is ideal for Latin beginners, introducing pupils to regular verbs and sum in the present, imperfect and perfect tenses, nouns of the first two declensions, adjectives of the 1st/2nd declension, prepositions and numerals. All the grammar, vocabulary and syntax on the Level 1 syllabus is covered and passages for translation are geared towards the Greek Mythology and City of Rome topics for the non-linguistic studies element of the ISEB syllabus. Written specifically for prep schools, this book includes solid grammar explanations, intentionally challenging content and twice as many practice exercises compared to the previous series, ensuring pupils have understood the material covered

AQA GCSE History: Understanding the Modern World

by Ben Walsh David Ferriby Dave Martin

Create a stimulating, well-paced teaching route through the 2016 GCSE History specification using this tailor-made series that draws on a legacy of market-leading history textbooks and the individual subject specialisms of the author team to inspire student success.- Motivate your students to deepen their subject knowledge through an engaging and thought-provoking narrative that makes historical concepts accessible and interesting to today's learners- Embed progressive skills development in every lesson with carefully designed Focus Tasks that encourage students to question, analyse and interpret key topics- Take students' historical understanding to the next level by using a wealth of original contemporary source material to encourage wider reflection on different periods- Help your students achieve their potential at GCSE with revision tips and practice questions geared towards the changed assessment model, plus useful advice to aid exam preparation- Confidently navigate the new AQA specification using the expert insight of experienced authors and teachers with examining experienceThis single core text contains all four period studies and the following wider world depth studies:- Conflict and tension, 1894-1918- Conflict and tension, 1918-1939- Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945-1972- Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950-1975

Child Care and Education 6th Edition

by Tina Bruce Carolyn Meggitt Julia Manning-Morton

Deliver an in depth programme of teaching for level 3 and level 4 with this classic textbook that inspires your students to go further.Written by an expert team of childcare authors, the sixth edition of this classic textbook offers an in-depth approach to Childcare and Early Years study unmatched by any course specific texts. Child Care and Education 6th Edition provides full details of all the topics and frameworks relevant to level 3 and level 4 qualifications. It offers the opportunity to analyse and explore theories and practice at a high level of detail.- Provides post level 3 material in clearly marked 'Moving On' sections at the end of each chapter.- Focuses on the practicalities of working within a real-life setting using case studies and observation tasks.- Suitable for level 3 qualifications and courses that bridge the gap between levels 3 and 4.

OCR GCSE History SHP: The People’s Health c.1250 to present

by Michael Riley Jamie Byrom

An OCR endorsed textbookLet SHP successfully steer you through the new specification with an exciting, enquiry-based series that invigorates teaching and learning; combining best practice principles and worthwhile tasks to develop students' high-level historical knowledge and skills.- Tackle unfamiliar topics from the broadened curriculum with confidence: the engaging, accessible text covers the content you need for teacher-led lessons and independent study- Ease the transition to GCSE: step-by-step enquiries inspired by best practice in KS3 help to simplify lesson planning and ensure continuous progression within and across units- Build the knowledge and understanding students need to succeed: the scaffolded three-part task structure enables students to record, reflect on and review their learning- Boost student performance across the board: suitably challenging tasks encourage high achievers to excel at GCSE while clear explanations make key concepts accessible to all- Rediscover your enthusiasm for source work: a range of purposeful, intriguing visual and written source material is embedded at the heart of each investigation to enhance understanding- Develop students' sense of period: the visually stimulating text design uses memorable case studies, diagrams, infographics and contemporary photos to bring fascinating events and people to life

Edexcel A-level Psychology Student Guide 4: Psychological skills

by Christine Brain

Written by experienced examiner Christine Brain, this Student Guide for Psychology:-Identifies the key content you need to know with a concise summary of topics examined in the A-level specifications-Enables you to measure your understanding with exam tips and knowledge check questions, with answers at the end of the guide-Helps you to improve your exam technique with sample answers to exam-style questions-Develops your independent learning skills with content you can use for further study and research

National 5 Biology: Multiple Choice and Matching

by James Simms Clare Marsh Caroline Stevenson

The perfect practice book for multiple choice and matching exercises that make up 20% of the final National 5 exam paper.This book offers ideal material for either classroom or homework activities, and allows students to construct a glossary of terms essential to the course, while banks of multiple choice questions enable them to practise extensively for the examination.

Diablo Lake: Moonstruck

by Lauren Dane

In Diablo Lake, Tennessee, a town populated by werewolves, witches and more, magic woven deep into the earth protects the town's secrets from outsiders.Katie Grady left Diablo Lake to get over a humiliating breakup. But her family needs her help, so she's back, in a sublet right across the hall from the guy she's lusted after for years. Jace Dooley is hotter than ever, and their friendship picks up along with massive doses of grown-up chemistry.The very scent of Katie sharpens Jace's canines, makes the wolf within him stir. There's nothing more alluring to a Pack Alpha than a sexy female who is so very in charge. She won't be coddled, but if he plays his hand just right she might be convinced to become his.Katie presents a challenge to Jace's wolf nature, whose chief instinct is to protect. Especially now that she's coming into the magic that is her birthright--and suddenly Jace isn't the only one who's interested in Katie or the raw power she's just learning to use.Editor's Note: The story continues in Diablo Lake: Protected, available soon!

The Specter of Races: Latin American Anthropology and Literature between the Wars

by Anke Birkenmaier

Arguing that race has been the specter that has haunted many of the discussions about Latin American regional and national cultures today, Anke Birkenmaier shows how theories of race and culture in Latin America evolved dramatically in the period between the two world wars. In response to the rise of scientific racism in Europe and the American hemisphere in the early twentieth century, anthropologists joined numerous writers and artists in founding institutions, journals, and museums that actively pushed for an antiracist science of culture, questioning pseudoscientific theories of race and moving toward more broadly conceived notions of ethnicity and culture.Birkenmaier surveys the work of key figures such as Cuban historian and anthropologist Fernando Ortiz, Haitian scholar and novelist Jacques Roumain, French anthropologist and museum director Paul Rivet, and Brazilian sociologist Gilberto Freyre, focusing on the transnational networks of scholars in France, Spain, and the United States to which they were connected. Reviewing their essays, scientific publications, dictionaries, novels, poetry, and visual arts, the author traces the cultural study of Latin America back to these interdisciplinary discussions about the meaning of race and culture in Latin America, discussions that continue to provoke us today.

In Search of Annie Drew: Jamaica Kincaid's Mother and Muse

by Daryl Cumber Dance

There is perhaps no other person who has been so often and obsessively featured in any writer's canon as Jamaica Kincaid's mother, Annie Drew. In this provocative new book, Daryl Dance argues that everything Kincaid has written, regardless of its apparent theme, actually relates to Kincaid's efforts to free herself from her mother, whether her subject is ostensibly other family members, her home nation, a precolonial world, or even Kincaid herself.A devoted reader of Kincaid's work, Dance had long been aware of the author's love-hate relationship with her mother, but it was not until reading the 2008 essay "The Estrangement" that Dance began to ponder who this woman named Annie Victoria Richardson Drew really was. Dance decided to seek the answers herself, embarking on a years-long journey to unearth the real Annie Drew.Through interviews and extensive research, Dance has pieced together a fuller, more contextualized picture in an attempt to tell Annie Drew's story. Previous analyses of Kincaid's relationship with her mother have not gone beyond the writer's own carefully orchestrated and sometimes contrived portraits of her. In Search of Annie Drew offers an alternate reading of Kincaid's work that expands our understanding of the object of such passionate love and such ferocious hatred, an ordinary woman who became an unforgettable literary figure through her talented daughter's renderings.

Aesop's Fables - Translated by George Fyler Townsend

by Aesop

Aesop's Fables is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with Aesop's name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic mediums.

Lord Jim

by Joseph Conrad

Jim, a young British seaman, becomes first mate on the Patna, a ship full of pilgrims travelling to Mecca for the Hadj. When the ship starts rapidly taking on water and disaster seems imminent, Jim joins his captain and other crew members in abandoning the ship and its passengers. A few days later, they are picked up by a British ship. However, the Patna and its passengers are later also saved, and the reprehensible actions of the crew are exposed. The other participants evade the judicial court of inquiry, leaving Jim to the court alone. The court strips him of his navigation command certificate for his dereliction of duty. Jim is angry with himself, both for his moment of weakness, and for missing an opportunity to be a 'hero'. At the trial, he meets Charles Marlow, a sea captain, who in spite of his initial misgivings over what he sees as Jim's moral unsoundness, comes to befriend him, for he is "one of us". Marlow later finds Jim work as a ship chandler's clerk. Jim tries to remain incognito, but whenever the shameful conduct of the Patna incident catches up with him, he abandons his place and moves further east. At length, Marlow's friend Stein suggests placing Jim as his factor in Patusan, a remote inland settlement with a mixed Malay and Bugis population, where Jim's past can remain hidden. While living on the island he acquires the title 'Tuan' ('Lord'). Here, Jim wins the respect of the people and becomes their leader by relieving them from the predations of the bandit Sherif Ali and protecting them from the corrupt local Malay chief, Rajah Tunku Allang. Jim wins the love of Jewel, a woman of mixed race, and is "satisfied... nearly". The end comes a few years later, when the town is attacked by the marauder "Gentleman" Brown. Although Brown and his gang are driven off, Dain Waris, the son of the leader of the Bugis community, is slain. Jim returns to Doramin, the Bugis leader, and willingly takes a fatal bullet in the chest from him as retribution for the death of his son... (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Gitanjali

by Rabindranath Tagore

Through the immortal verses of the Gitanjali, Tagore reveals the mysticism and sentimental beauty of Indian culture.

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