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It has long been recognised that clients with addiction problems need a skilled and thoughtful response when they come into contact with social services. However, students often find that policy and the law surrounding working with drug, alcohol and substance misusers can be complex and often unclear. This fully-revised third edition will help students cultivate the skills required to work effectively with clients and service users who misuse drugs and alcohol. There are clear introductions to the law and to social policy in this area, while the author considers how a holistic approach can be effective when working with this particular client group. Case studies and reflective exercises are used to draw out these key skills. The book also features sections on anti-oppressive practice with a focus on service user empowerment. With this third edition comes new material on social work practice with alcohol misusers, making this book even more essential reading for students and practitioners who want to engage with clients who struggle with addiction.
Steaming, funky, and thoroughly modern, Austin, Texas, isn't much like the gardened country estates of Jane Austen's work. But there might be a few similarities in its inhabitants. . .Cate Kendall is no stranger to daydreams of brooding men and fancy parties--after all, she teaches one of her beloved Jane Austen novels in her English classes every year. But as for romance or adventure in her own life, the highlight of most weeks is Scrabble with her cute coworker, Ethan, and he draws the line at witty banter. But Cate is ready for a change. When she finds a mysterious journal that seems to have a link to the soul of the great Jane Austen herself, she knows it's her chance. And she grabs on with both hands. . .Before she knows it, Cate has invented an alter ego with an attitude, attended some seriously chic soirees, and gotten tangled up with a delicious mystery man. And she's uncovered enough unexpected secrets about Ethan that her Scrabble partner has taken to brooding looks and unfathomable silences. It's a positively Austenite predicament, and Cate is sure she'll land in hot water and heartbreak--but maybe not with Jane herself to guide her. . . "Sexy, saucy, fun! Jane Austen would be proud!" --Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling authorPraise for Austentatious"Frothy, fun, and full of juicy secrets, Alyssa Goodnight's Austen-inspired romp is no Plain Jane." --Erin Blakemore"Will appeal to all Austen fans while bringing a fresh twist with its magic journal." --Booklist"Kept me turning the pages way past my bedtime." --Cindy Jones, author of My Jane Austen Summer
Goodnight's breezy style with a believable heroine, lively conflicts and lots of best-friend confidences elevates this above the usual chick lit fare. --Publishers Weekly"AUSTENTATIOUS is a fresh romantic adventure with a cast of characters who kept me turning pages way past my bedtime." --Cindy Jones, My Jane Austen Summer"This humorous romance will appeal to all Austen fans while bringing a fresh twist with its magic journal." --Booklist"Janeites and chick lit fans alike will enjoy this wonderful romp into modern day romance with the ideal Miss Matchmaker from the past leading the way." --Courtney Webb for New York Journal of Books"Magnetic, compelling, and comedic - Austentatious is a novel you should not miss! This romantic and magical adventure is sure to entertain and delight fans of Jane Austen and the Austenesque genre!" --Austenesque Reviews
Written by distinguished physics educator David Goodstein, this fresh introduction to thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and the study of matter is ideal for undergraduate courses. The textbook looks at the behavior of thermodynamic variables and examines partial derivatives - the essential language of thermodynamics. It also explores states of matter and the phase transitions between them, the ideal gas equation, and the behavior of the atmosphere. The origin and meaning of the laws of thermodynamics are then discussed, together with Carnot engines and refrigerators, and the notion of reversibility. Later chapters cover the partition function, the density of states, and energy functions, as well as more advanced topics such as the interactions between particles and equations for the states of gases of varying densities. Favoring intuitive and qualitative descriptions over exhaustive mathematical derivations, the textbook uses numerous problems and worked examples to help readers get to grips with the subject.
Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeNo Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines--Eleanor and Franklin's marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor's life as First Lady, and FDR's White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war. Goodwin effectively melds these details and stories into an unforgettable and intimate portrait of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and of the time during which a new, modern America was born.
Peter Goos, Department of Statistics, University ofLeuven, Faculty of Bio-Science Engineering and University ofAntwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics, BelgiumDavid Meintrup, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt, Faculty of MechanicalEngineering, GermanyThorough presentation of introductory statistics and probabilitytheory, with numerous examples and applications using JMPDescriptive Statistics and Probability provides anaccessible and thorough overview of the most important descriptivestatistics for nominal, ordinal and quantitative data withparticular attention to graphical representations. The authorsdistinguish their approach from many modern textbooks ondescriptive statistics and probability theory by offering acombination of theoretical and mathematical depth, and clear anddetailed explanations of concepts. Throughout the book, theuser-friendly, interactive statistical software package JMP is usedfor calculations, the computation of probabilities and the creationof figures. The examples are explained in detail, and accompaniedby step-by-step instructions and screenshots. The reader willtherefore develop an understanding of both the statistical theoryand its applications.Traditional graphs such as needle charts, histograms and pie chartsare included, as well as the more modern mosaic plots, bubble plotsand heat maps. The authors discuss probability theory, particularlydiscrete probability distributions and continuous probabilitydensities, including the binomial and Poisson distributions, andthe exponential, normal and lognormal densities. They use numerousexamples throughout to illustrate these distributions anddensities.Key features:Introduces each concept with practical examples anddemonstrations in JMP.Provides the statistical theory including detailed mathematicalderivations.Presents illustrative examples in each chapter accompanied bystep-by-step instructions and screenshots to help develop thereader's understanding of both the statistical theory and itsapplications.A supporting website with data sets and other teachingmaterials.This book is equally aimed at students in engineering, economicsand natural sciences who take classes in statistics as well as atmasters/advanced students in applied statistics and probabilitytheory. For teachers of applied statistics, this book provides arich resource of course material, examples and applications.
The fast and easy way to get up and running on Androidwearables Written by an expert author team with years of hands-onexperience in designing and building wearables, ProfessionalAndroid Wearables covers how to use the Android Wear platformand other techniques to build real-world apps for a variety ofwearables including smartbands, smartwatches, and smart glasses. Inno time, you'll grasp how wearables can connect us to the Internetin more pervasive ways than with PCs, tablets, or mobile devices;how to build code using Google's Wear SDK for Android-enabledhardware devices; how Android Wear and other Android developmenttechniques are capable of building several presented exampleprojects; and much more.Wearables are the next generation of smart mobile devices, it'sno wonder you will want to master Android Wear SDK to build smartwearable apps for a multitude of form factors and applications.Shows you how to navigate Android Wear SDKClearly explains how to use the Android Wear platform to buildreal-world appsThe companion website includes source code for all of theprojects described in the bookIf you're an experienced Android developer looking to masterAndroid Wear SDK to build wearable apps, you've come to the rightplace.
Research design is of critical importance in social research, despite its relative neglect in many methods resources. Early consideration of design in relation to research questions leads to the elimination or diminution of threats to eventual research claims, by encouraging internal validity and substantially reducing the number of alternative explanations for any finite number of research 'observations'. This new book: discusses the nature of design; gives an introduction to design notation; offers a flexible approach to new designs; looks at a range of standard design models; and presents craft tips for real-life problems and compromises. Most importantly, it provides the rationale for preferring one design over another within any given context. Each section is illustrated with case studies of real work and concludes with suggested readings and topics for discussion in seminars and workshops, making it an ideal textbook for postgraduate research methods courses. Based on the author's teaching on the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre "Masters in Research Methods" at the University of Birmingham, and his ongoing work for the ESRC Researcher Development Initiative, this is an essential text for postgraduate researchers and academics. There is no book like Research Design on the market that addresses all of these issues in an easy to comprehend style, for those who want to design research and make critical judgements about the designs of others.
Masterly new fiction from the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature A startling new work: ten fictions, each a revelation of our interior lives, each entering unforeseen contexts of our contemporary world. In the title story, an earthquake exposes both an ocean bed strewn with treasure among the dead and the avarice of the town's survivors. In "The Diamond Mine," a woman recalls her youthful surreptitious sexual initiation, while she and her parents chauffeured a young soldier to his wartime embarkation. The anopleles mosquito brings death to the saunas and other playgrounds of the developed world in "The Emissary. " "Mission Statement" is the story of a development agency official's idealism, the ghosts of colonial history, and a love affair with a government official that ends astoundingly. "The Generation Gap" turns the "gap" upside down when a father's bid for freedom shocks his adult children. In "Homage," one of Europe's aliens visits the grave of the politician he was paid to assassinate. In "Karma," Gordimer's inventiveness knows no bounds: in five returns to the earthly life, taking on different ages and genders, a disembodied narrator testifies to unfinished business--critically, wittily--and questions the nature of existence. South African author with South African punctuation.
From no-strings fling to family man! It might have been a brief fling, but Tessa Gilroy fell hard for gorgeous surgeon Drake Melford and was devastated when he left to pursue his hotshot career abroad. Now he's back-and even more irresistible than ever! But Tessa's life has changed drastically in the past four years. She's a mother now, to her adorable adopted daughter Poppy, and she needs more than a fleeting affair-she needs someone who can be a father... Dare she dream that Drake's the one for her and for Poppy?
Dr. Aaron Lewis is captivated by the new paediatric surgeon Dr. Annabel Swain-especially since she's saved his daughter's life! Aaron senses that Annabel, like him, has lost a loved one and is longing for a family. He's determined to help her overcome her past-but first he has to convince Annabel to share her secrets with him...
Bare Naked Designs, #3 Being bound together was never part of the plan. Amie Woods is living the life she wants, but her search for a man who can keep up with her sexual demands has tested her faith in Happily Ever After. Milton Campbell bears the weight of the world on his shoulders, but when he has the opportunity to re-ignite old friendships, it reminds him of a time in his life when he knew how to have fun. When the two meet, sparks fly-and not the good kind. Their dislike for one another is second only to the sexual attraction simmering between them. A twist of circumstance lands them in the same bed, and Milton jumps at the opportunity to put his pleasure in Amie's hands. A two-week fling might be exactly what he needs to bring back his love of life, and Amie can't throw away the opportunity to be herself-both in and out of the bedroom. At first, they seemed all wrong for each other. But when 'casual' builds into something more, Amie and Milton must decide if they're willing to risk being bound together by love. WARNING: Explicit language, sex, and a torturous strip tease in leather.36,142 Words
Bare Naked Designs, #1 How far would you go to hold on to forever? Martina Jackson spent the last two years running from her past. Through the practice of Holistic Medicine she has meticulously transformed into a self-fulfilled woman, with one tiny exception...hot, steamy sex with no strings. While she waits for the job offer of a lifetime, why not quench her sexual desires with an eager man willing to push her to the limit? What she doesn't plan for is, the fling is exactly what she's been running from. Rob Taylor has been waiting his whole life to find the woman he can call forever. He didn't expect to find her in his parents' living room wearing nothing but white lace and stockings. When he overhears her discussing her secret sexual fantasies, Rob decides to give her what she's been missing. As they play out each fantasy he connects with Martina on a deeper level, confirming what he knew the very first moment he heard her voice...that she is the one he's been waiting for. WARNING: Explicit sex, ménage and the use of Holistic Medicine as foreplay.34,119 Words
Bare Naked Designs, #2 Are you willing to risk it all and give in to temptation? Carrie Taylor can't believe her luck. Along with her own lingerie line she's now the proud owner of Satin and Lace, a specialty lingerie store. She has everything she's ever wanted...except Aleks Turko. After a lifetime spent pining over the man she can never have, Carrie decides to take back her love life. Vowing to get him out of her system once and for all, she propositions Aleks for a one night stand. Growing up without a mother and with an uncommunicative father, Aleks Turko sought comfort in the arms of the Taylor family. As an adult, he now has everything he needs - a second family, good friends, and a bottomless barrel of women. But over the last few months vivid, sexual thoughts about Carrie have become a regular occurrence. He's managed to keep his urges at bay, but when he walks in on her wearing one of her lacy designs, all bets are off. When what was supposed to be a one-time affair snowballs into a battle of wills, Carrie and Aleks must decide if they should risk everything and give in to temptation. WARNING: Contains explicit language, sex and an unorthodox use of a fitting room.33,368 Words
Negativity in the workplace costs businesses billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity and health of individuals and teams. "In The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work, Jon Gordon, a bestselling author, consultant and speaker, shares an enlightening story that demonstrates how you can conquer negativity and inspire others to adopt a positive attitude." Based on one company's successful No Complaining Rule, the powerful principles and actionable plan are practical and easy-to-follow, making this book an ideal read for managers, team leaders and anyone interested in generating positive energy.
Discover the benefits of being positive. We all have two dogs inside of us. One dog is positive, happy, optimistic, and hopeful. The other dog is negative, mad, sad, pessimistic, and fearful. These two dogs often fight inside us, but guess who wins the fight? The one you feed the most. So begins the story about a negative mutt named Matt and a big dog named Bubba who teaches him how to feed himself with positivity each day and in the process Matt transforms his own life and the shelter they call home.The Positive Dog is an inspiring, heartwarming story that not only reveals the strategies and benefits of being positive but also an essential truth for humans: Being positive doesn't just make you better. It makes everyone around you better.
Why it matters who's stirring the pot Soup offers an inspirational business fable that explainsthe "recipe" you can use to create a winning culture and boostemployee morale and engagement. The story follows Nancy, the newlyanointed CEO of America's Favorite Soup Company. She has beenbrought in to reinvigorate the brand and bring success back to acompany that has lost its flavor and profit and has fallen on hardtimes. Fatefully, while eating lunch at a local soup shop, Nancydiscovers the key ingredients to unite, engage, and inspire herteam and create a culture of greatness.From the bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The NoComplaining Rule, and Training CampFind out how culture drives behavior, behavior drives habits,and habits deliver resultsCreate relationships that are the foundation upon whichsuccessful careers and winning teams are builtFeatures quick takeaways you can use to invest in your people,build trust, create unity, and enhance engagementA turnaround tale like few others, Soup will inspire youto work in your own company to unleash the passion that deliverssuperior results.
"Training Camp" is an inspirational story filled with invaluable lessons and insights on bringing out the best in yourself and your team. <P> The story follows Martin, an un-drafted rookie trying to make it in the NFL. He's spent his entire life proving to the critics that a small guy with a big heart can succeed against all odds. After spraining his ankle in the pre-season, Martin thinks his dream is lost when he happens to meet a very special coach who shares eleven life-changing lessons that keep his dream alive--and might even make him the best of the best. <P> If you want to be your best--"Training Camp" offers an inspirational story and real-world wisdom on what it takes to reach true excellence and how you and your team (your work team, school team, church team and family team) can achieve it.
Her real-life Romeo... Freelance journalist Natasha needs to find work-fast! When a job comes up in Verona she jumps at the chance. Her heart might have been broken by a charming Italian, but with few other options, promoting the city seems like a dream assignment. Until she meets her new boss-and ex!-Mario... Mario might not be the playboy she remembers, yet Natasha strives to keep their relationship professional. But in the city of Romeo and Juliet, pursuing their star-crossed romance is hard to resist...
Leader Effectiveness Training: L.E.T. (Revised): Proven Skills for Leading Today's Business into Tomorrowby Thomas Gordon
L.E.T. has changed countless corporations and private businesses-including many Fortune 500 companies-with its down-to-earth communication and conflict resolution skills. Now, this indispensable source has been newly revised with updated research and timely case studies.
In this hilarious send-up of church life, the husband-hungry members of the Oh Lawd Why Am I Still Single church group have gathered to complain about the slim pickings in their little town of Pelzer, South Carolina. And newcomer Birdie Tweet may offer just the opportunity they're looking for. . .Birdie's love life was bleak until she received a phone call from Lyon Lipps, an irresistible Afro-Latino hunk. Unbeknownst to Birdie, he's also a con artist who has seduced countless women. Now he's found Jesus and wants to reconnect with good Sister Tweet. But when Birdie passes around Lyon's photo, which is actually his mug shot, several ladies in the church group recognize him. . .The ladies devise a plan for revenge that will also improve their chances of meeting men. They're going cruising aboard the aptly named ship, Desperation of the Seas. And they plan to trick Lyon into sailing along with them. Soon, they're riding a wave of bickering, betrayal, and unholy behavior, with plenty of laughs--and a few genuine revelations--along the way. . ."A winner!"--Angela Benson, author of Sins of the Father "Page-turning laughs, a soul-stirring message, and characters you won't soon forget. . .after reading Cruisin' on Desperation, your cruise through life and faith will never be the same."--Stacy Hawkins Adams, author of Worth a Thousand Words"Gut-splitting laughter and a strong spiritual message."--Jacquelin Thomas
Hang on to your seat as Pat G'Orge-Walker spins a side-splitting novel of sin and salvation, heartache and love. . .Appearances mean everything to Delilah Dupree Jewel. So after hearing of her daughter-in-law's sudden death, Delilah decides that coming to the rescue of her long-estranged son, Jessie, and her granddaughter, Tamara, would be a good look. . .though Lord knows she'll have to dig hard to find her maternal instincts.But Delilah quickly discovers Jessie wants nothing to do with her. And Tamara, who's following in Delilah's musical footsteps, isn't interested in her career advice, especially since Delilah got ahead using the singing couch. And Delilah's old flame, Deacon Pillar, an ex-convict who's traded in his gangster ways for a Bible, is stirring up a past that's sure to shock..."Hilarious faith-based romp. . .Walker shines a little light on a wacky family reunion with her usual inspirational, knee-slapping style." --Publishers Weekly "A comic novel about mistakes and second chances." --Library Journal
Two church-ladies-turned-sleuths are sure to raise more than a little hell when they decide to make crime-solving miracles in this hilarious new novel. . .They've been laid off, they're broke, and their faith is really being tried. But dedicated Mount Kneel Down Baptist Church members Patience Kash and Joy Karry figure now is the perfect time to pursue their other true calling--becoming private detectives. And if that means putting up with their thug-wannabe cousin Porky's delusions while hilariously interfering with their famous detective godson Percy's investigations, it's still a heaven-sent opportunity to hear all the town dirt and find customers. . .When a thief steals the prized family Bible right out from under Porky's nose and church funds are missing on Patience's watch, these sisters-in-God find themselves sleuthing out the strangest family and church secrets--and up against someone more than ready to send them to their heavenly reward. Now, they'll need their most inspired hunches, their not-real-fierce dog Felony, and their license-to-missionary to uncover the truth and crack this holy case. . . "Walker shines a little light on a wacky family reunion with her usual inspirational, knee-slapping style." --Publishers Weekly on Don't Blame the Devil"Deeply entertaining. . .a rip-roaringly comical read." --The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on Mother Eternal Ann Everlastin's Dead"A comic novel about mistakes and second chances." --Library Journal on Don't Blame the Devil
Spiritually uplifting and knee-slapping funny, Pat G'Orge-Walker's Sister Betty and her fellow parishioners discover what matters most on bumpy road trip to Baltimore...Sister Betty barely has a minute to sit and fan herself before she's off on another "Mission from God." Her friend Mother Eternal Ann Everlastin' has dropped dead on her seventy-first birthday from an overdose of York Peppermint Pattie, and it's up to Sister Betty to see to her final wishes, namely, traveling to a Baltimore religious conference to deliver three one-million dollar checks to three different mega-church pastors.When the Reverend Knott Enuff Money hears that Sister Betty is about to give away a substantial amount of Mother's riches, he wants in. But finagling the money out of Sister Betty right under the noses of three genuine men of God is going to be the biggest challenge the Reverend has ever faced...one that just might set him on the path to reclaiming the true spirit of faith..."Christian comedy fiction at its best." --Library Journal"This novel is the best of its kind, and it's easy to see how G'Orge-Walker has carved out a comfortable niche for herself as the queen of gospel comedy literature." --QBR
Slapstick funny. . .the sermon on good neighbors and blessings in disguise comes just in time for Christmas. --Publishers WeeklyEven feisty prayer warrior Sister Betty has never seen the kind of trouble brewing at Crossing Over Sanctuary church. The financially-struggling members have until Christmas day to pay off millions in debt to The Cheater Brothers' Piece of Savings Bank. And Reverend Leotis Tom refuses to accept any of trustee Freddie Noel's sinful mega-lottery winnings. Instead, he hopes bickering church mothers Bea Blister and Sasha Pray Onn's money-raising schemes will provide heaven-sent rewards--while he renegotiates with God. The only way Sister Betty can help Freddie save his beloved church is to open the reverend's eyes to his congregation's history of wildly unholy--but profitable--secrets. . .and stay two steps ahead of the mothers' "Geriatric Mafia." Between scandal and near-disaster, Sister Betty will need all her faith to prove that blessings in disguise are blessings nonetheless. . ."One of my favorite writers of all time." --Zane
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