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by Colin Browne

In these passionate poems, this long poem, there is a story (there are stories) which a reader mines out of a landscape of language moulded under great pressure and eloquent of the stresses that formed it. This is non-representational work of great concentration and beauty.

Medical Issues in Social Security Disability

by David Morton

Author Dr. David Morton has personally made more than 50,000 disability determinations for the Social Security Administration. As a Chief Medical Consultant, he hired, trained, supervised, and evaluated the work of both medical doctors and clinical psychologists. Now, Dr. Morton has made his expertise available to claimants' representatives with Medical Issues in Social Security Disability, a revealing and practical look inside the SSA's medical evaluation system. This comprehensive book explains how the SSA interprets key Listings: * What symptoms, physical signs, laboratory test abnormalities, and regimen response are needed to qualify, * The medical data which should be included in the claimant's file to obtain a favorable decision, and * Common issues faced by the claimant or the SSA, with a heavy focus on residual functional capacity. The book is filled with nuggets about shortcomings in submitted medical records, the types of mistakes adjudicators are most likely to make, where generous allowances are provided claimants, ailments and tests frequently overlooked by treating doctors, and much more.

An Attorney's Guide to ERISA Disability Claims

by Scott Riemer

An Attorney's Guide to ERISA Disability Claims is an essential resource that gives you the specialized knowledge you need to thoroughly prepare ERISA disability claims through both the initial application process and the insurance company's appeal process. Disability insurers scrutinize claims for any shred of evidence to support a decision that the insured can still perform her occupation. Sometimes just a line or two in the doctor's treatment notes or a minute on a surveillance video is enough. In assessing an occupation's requirements, insurers routinely ignore significant demands, such as travel, long hours, high stress, and quick thinking. This comprehensive guide tells you how to anticipate and respond to these and similar (sometimes outrageous) insurer tactics. The surest way to resolve your client's ERISA disability claim favorably without litigation is to follow Scott Riemer's guidance. Prepare your client's application and appeal as though you expect litigation to be necessary. When insurers know you are ready for court, they are more likely to pay the claim and save litigation for someone else's client. If you do need to litigate, you will be ready.

Social Security Disability Medical Tests

by David Morton III

Evaluate Social Security Medical Disability Test Results Effective advocacy requires informed and critical evaluation of your clients' medical tests and their results. Were they properly performed? By the right person? Interpreted correctly? What is the chance of a false negative result? Here you will find normal test ranges, predictive values, relevant listings, proper technique, and more for 470 medical tests. You will be able to critically examine the application of test results to disability claims. Here is the authoritative and detailed guidance from a former SSA Chief Medical Consultant who has personally made more than 50,000 disability determinations. Dr. David Morton's Social Security Disability Medical Tests answers the following questions for nearly every test you will encounter: * When is the test warranted? * Can SSA purchase it? Does it commonly do so? * What are the relevant social security medical listings? * What complications can result? * How should the test be performed? * Is the test objective, providing independently verifiable information based upon observation? Or is it subjective, depending upon the information elicited by the testing physician? * What is the probability that the test will not detect the abnormality? * What is the prevalence of the abnormality in the population? * What is the normal range of test results? The book is written in plain English and details more than 500 medical tests frequently encountered in SSA disability determinations. Real-life examples and explanatory drawings accompany many texts. Medical terms are explained as they occur in the text. Over 700 medical abbreviations are defined. Also provided are more than 80 normal laboratory test values and eight different treadmill stress test protocols.

The Cultural Politics of English as an International Language

by Alastair Pennycook

Covering a wide range of areas including international politics, colonial history, critical pedagogy, postcolonial literature and applied linguitics, this book examines ways to understand the cultural and political implications of the global spread of English.Firstly, it explores how a particular view of English as an international language has come into being by examining its colonial origins, its connections to linguistics and applied linguistics, and its relationships to the global spread of teaching practices. It then offers an alternative, critical understanding through the concept of the 'worldliness' of English. This concept suggests that English can never be removed from the social, cultural, economic or political contexts in which it is used.

The Politics of the New Europe: Atlantic to Urals

by Kenneth Newton Ian Budge

A pioneering textbook which explains the dynamics of politics across Europe in the post-Cold war era. Comparing democratisation, transition to a market economy and increasing economic and political integration in the countries of central and eastern Europe with experiences in Scandinavia, and southern and western Europe, the book provides a wealth of information and analysis on the state of Europe at the end of a momentous century of European and World history.

Mathematics for Electrical Technicians: Level 4-5

by John Bird Antony J.C. May

The definition and solution of engineering problems relies on the ability to represent systems and their behaviour in mathematical terms.Mathematics for Electrical Technicians 4/5 provides a simple and practical guide to the fundamental mathematical skills essential to technicians and engineers. This second edition has been revised and expanded to cover the BTEC Higher - 'Mathematics for Engineers' module for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Higher National Certificates and Diplomas. It will also meet the needs of first and second year undergraduates studying electrical engineering.

Cartography and Walking

by Adam Dickinson

Shortlisted for the 2003 Henry Kreisel Award for Best First Book (Writers Guild of Alberta Award) In Cartography and Walking, Adam Dickinson charts his own listening -- an acute listening of eye and ear, a listening with both body and mind. "Cartography" is more than a metaphor for him, it's a way of being. It is how we dwell in the world, and how intimacy enriches such dwelling. Yet "cartography" is the presiding metaphor, the structure of this book; in giving it such a place, Dickinson reminds the reader of that very human impulse to plot, to imagine. Each poem is itself a kind of mapping, through language and sound, through minute observation, until land, love, and everyday life are given new embodiment, are newly discovered, and a reader finds new countries in strangely familiar settings.

Clinic Day

by Diana Fitzgerald Bryden

Diana Fitzgerald Bryden's second book of poetry, Clinic Day, (choreo)graphs the experiences and thoughts and feelings of three characters (The Secretary, The Surgeon, and a wanderer named -- not inaptly -- Blake), who perform a pas de trois of yearning and loss and occasional moments of grace. If at times the dance has a fevered quality, it is also, always, electrically alive and exquisitely shaped. In the clinic that lies at the heart of this unravelling day there is no panacea and no placebo, but there are the consolations of attending with clarity and honesty, and the healing powers of image and metaphor and wit.


by Elena Zalakain Lazpiur Igor Yarza Iraola Luzio A. Seneka

Baina, zergatik ez du barkatuko? Zehatz dezagun orain, bada, zer den barkamena, eta ikusiko dugu jakitunak ez duela eman behar. Barkamena zigor mereziaren absoluzioa da. Jakitunak zergatik ez duen eman behar luze azalduko dizute gai hori espresuki jorratu dutenek. Nik, ez dagokidan epaian banengo bezala, labur aritze aldera, zera esango dizut: barkamena ematen zaio zigorra jaso beharko lukeenari, baina jakitunak ez du aintzakotzat hartzen egin behar ez duen ezer. Beraz, zigorra jartzeko betebeharra duenez, ez du barkatuko. Baina barkamenaren bitartez lortu nahi duzuna beste bide duinago batek emango dizu. Izan ere, jakituna bihozbera izango da, ardura hartu eta zuzenduko du; barkamena emango balu bezala egingo du, baina ez du barkatuko, barkatzen duenak egin beharreko zerbait ez duela egin onartzen baitu.

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

by Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm

Grimm's Fairy Tales is a collection of the world's greatest tales for children, including Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, and Little Red Cap. First published in 1812, these stories have been part of childhood—and storytelling tradition—for countless generations. Enjoy all 62 tales in this collection.

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

by Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm

A collection of the world's greatest tales for children, including Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, and Little Red Cap. First published in 1812, these stories have been part of childhood—and storytelling tradition—for countless generations. Enjoy all 62 tales in this collection.

Grimm's Fairy Tales

by Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm

Grimm's Fairy Tales is a collection of the world's greatest tales for children, including Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, and Little Red Cap. First published in 1812, these stories have been part of childhood—and storytelling tradition—for countless generations.

Bikario Savoiarraren fede-aitortza

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau Esteban Antxustegi Igartua

Unibertsoaren ordenaz pentsatzen dut, ez sistema hutsekin azaltzeko bakarrik, hura etengabe miresteko eta unibertsoan sentitzen den haren egile jakintsua gurtzeko baizik. Harekin mintzatzen naiz, haren esentzia jainkotiarrez betetzen ditut nire ahalmenak, haren onurek hunkitzen naute, haren dohainak bedeinkatzen ditut, baina ez dut otoitzik egiten. Zer eskatuko diot? Gauzen bilakaera nigatik alda dezala? Nire aldeko mirariak egin ditzala? Nahi al nuke nik, gauza guztien gainetik haren jakinduriak ezarritako eta haren probidentziak iraunarazitako ordena maitatu behar duen honek, halako ordena nire erruz nahastea? Ez, horrelako eskaera ausartegia onartu beharrean, zigortu egin beharko litzateke. Ongia egiteko ahalmena ere ez diot eskatzen. Zergatik eskatuko diot jadanik eman didana? Ez al dit eman kontzientzia ongia maitatzeko, arrazoia ezagutzeko eta askatasuna hautatzeko? Gaizki egiten badut, ez dut aitzakiarik; nahi dudalako egiten dut: nire borondatea alda dezala eskatzea hark niri eskatzen didana eskatzea da, berak lan egitea eta nik soldata kobratzea nahi izatea da; nire mailarekin pozik ez egotea, gizakia ez izatea nahi izatea da, eta, existitzen denetik kanpoko zerbait nahi izatea desordena eta gaizkia nahi izatea da.

Reading Fin de Siècle Fictions

by Lyn Pykett

The fin de siècle, the period 1880-1914, long associated with decadence and with the literary movements of aestheticism and symbolism, has received renewed critical interest recently. The essays in this volume form a valuable introduction to fin de siècle cultural studies and provide a commentary on important aspects of current critical debate and the place of culture in society.

Narrative and Voice in Postwar Poetry

by Neil Roberts

Poetry in English since the Second World War has produced a number of highly original narrative works, as diverse as Derek Walcott's Omeros, Ted Hughes' Gaudete and Anne Stevenson's Correspondences. At the same time, poetry in general has been permeated by narrative features, particularly those linguistic characteristics that Mikhail Bakhtin considered peculiar to the novel, and which he termed "dialogic". This book examines the narrative and dialogic elements in the work of a range of poets from Britain, America, Ireland, Australia and the Caribbean, including poetry from the immediate postwar years to the contemporary, and novel-like narratives to personal lyrics. Its unifying theme is the way in which these poets, with such contrasting styles and from such varied backgrounds, respond to and creatively adapt the language-worlds, and hence the social worlds in which they live. The volume includes a detailed bibliography to assist students in further study, and will be a valuable resource to undergraduate and postgraduate students of contemporary poetry.

The Community of Europe: A History of European Integration Since 1945

by Derek W. Urwin

This hugely successful history of political and economic integration in Western Europe since the Second World War -- and especially, but by no means exclusively, the European Community itself -- was first published in 1991, to general acclaim. Since then much turbulent water has flowed under the bridges of Maastricht and Strasbourg. Now, in this welcome Second Edition, Derek Urwin has brought the story fully up to date, with an account of developments since 1991 and an assessment of the mood and prospects of Europe and the Community today.

Lady Windermere's Fan

by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's satiric comedy was first staged in London in 1892. Lady Windermere grows suspicious of her husband's interest in Mrs. Erlynne but the truth of the matter is not as it appears.

Lady Windermere's Fan

by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's satiric comedy was first staged in London in 1892. Lady Windermere grows suspicious of her husband's interest in Mrs. Erlynne but the truth of the matter is not as it appears.

Concrete and Wild Carrot

by Margaret Avison

Winner of the 2003 Griffin Poetry Prize and of the 2003 CAA Jack Chalmers Poetry Award and Globe 100 book for 2003 In Margaret Avison's new poems, little pleasures are bound up with larger ones. Her slightest subjects -- beloved Toronto parks with their population of oaks, firs, squirrels, dogs, kids, even ants, and the minutest sighs of her contemporary urban soundscape -- all have their being within an immense composition that calls and hauls us to a largeness, a category-breaking "always unthinkable" beyond.

Foreign Homes

by Joan Crate

Shortlisted for the 2002 Pat Lowther Award Foreign Homes, Joan Crate's second book of poems, explores domesticity and dislocation, where what was thought to be home becomes alien, and where the alien is, piece by piece, made into home -- often in such simple, physical acts as laying a table, or driving a highway, or reassembling a torn photograph. In Crate's careful hands, the knife that cuts the vegetables for dinner can transform the blade-edge of a distant war. Her migratory poems slip from voice to voice, from love to landscape to language, present to past, exile to return, illuminating the boundary that is also a border crossing between one person, one place, and another. Domestic images and personal narrative surround a burning, incantatory sequence at the centre of the book, where poems circle Shawnandithit, a Beothuk who died in exile in Newfoundland in the nineteenth century, the last of her people. In giving voice to what is unknown, feared, lost, and silent, Crate’s playful language is itself powerfully involved in this act-often violent-of breaking and making anew. And whether these homes are stolen or lost or stumblingly found, Crate is unflinching even as her own homes are made and un-made, watching those "who wait on the porch steps/ eager to move into our youth,/ to reassemble our bones."

Going Around with Bachelors

by Agnes Walsh

Shortlisted for the 2008 Pat Lowther Award and the 2009 Heritage and History Book Award [Writers Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador], nominated for LGBT Poetry (2008 Lambda Literary Awards) and longlisted for the 2008 ReLit Awards The spirit of the departed -- source, origin, heritage, history -- is the essence of this book, rich with the tang of Newfoundland speech. Agnes Walsh's first book, In the Old Country of My Heart, is one of the most read and best loved books of poetry to come out of Newfoundland. Going Around with Bachelors continues and extends Walsh’s distinctive subject matter: the past in the present, Ireland and Portugal in Newfoundland, weather internal and external, the Cape Shore. Here are poems of place and of people in place, of family both immediate and extended. They are also absolutely contemporary poems by a poet, gifted with a remarkably flexible and distinctive voice, who is planted, in her own words, "straight up and down into what’s new."

We Come to Our Senses: Stories

by Odie Lindsey

For readers of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and Redeployment, a searing debut exploring the lives of veterans returning to their homes in the South.Lacerating and lyrical, We Come to Our Senses centers on men and women affected by combat directly and tangentially, and the peculiar legacies of war. The story "Evie M." is about a vet turned office clerk whose petty neuroses derail even her suicide; in "We Come to Our Senses," a hip young couple leaves the city for the sticks, trading film festivals for firearms; in "Colleen" a woman redeploys to her Mississippi hometown, and confronts the superior who abused her at war; and in "11/19/98" a couple obsesses over sitcoms and retail catalogs, extracting joy and deeper meaning. The story "Hers" is about the sexual politics of a combat zone.

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

by Robert Penn

The story of how one man cut down a single tree to see how many things could be made from it.Out of all the trees in the world, the ash is most closely bound up with who we are: the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. One frigid winter morning, Robert Penn lovingly selected an ash tree and cut it down. He wanted to see how many beautiful, handmade objects could be made from it. Thus begins an adventure of craftsmanship and discovery. Penn visits the shops of modern-day woodworkers--whose expertise has been handed down through generations--and finds that ancient woodworking techniques are far from dead. He introduces artisans who create a flawless axe handle, a rugged and true wagon wheel, a deadly bow and arrow, an Olympic-grade toboggan, and many other handmade objects using their knowledge of ash's unique properties. Penn connects our daily lives back to the natural woodlands that once dominated our landscapes. Throughout his travels--from his home in Wales, across Europe, and America--Penn makes a case for the continued and better use of the ash tree as a sustainable resource and reveals some of the dire threats to our ash trees. The emerald ash borer, a voracious and destructive beetle, has killed tens of millions of ash trees across North America since 2002. Unless we are prepared to act now and better value our trees, Penn argues, the ash tree and its many magnificent contributions to mankind will become a thing of the past. This exuberant tale of nature, human ingenuity, and the pleasure of making things by hand chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.

An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics

by Graeme Kennedy

The use of large, computerized bodies of text for linguistic analysis and description has emerged in recent years as one of the most significant and rapidly-developing fields of activity in the study of language. This book provides a comprehensive introduction and guide to Corpus Linguistics. All aspects of the field are explored, from the various types of electronic corpora that are available to instructions on how to design and compile a corpus. Graeme Kennedy surveys the development of corpora for use in linguistic research, looking back to the pre-electronic age as well as to the massive growth of computer corpora in the electronic age.

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