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The Half Wives

by Stacia Pelletier

Over the course of one momentous day, two women who have built their lives around the same man find themselves moving toward an inevitable reckoning. Former Lutheran minister Henry Plageman is a master secret keeper and a man wracked by grief. He and his wife, Marilyn, tragically lost their young son, Jack, many years ago. But he now has another child—a daughter, eight-year-old Blue—with Lucy, the woman he fell in love with after his marriage collapsed. The Half Wives follows these interconnected characters on May 22, 1897, the anniversary of Jack’s birth. Marilyn distracts herself with charity work at an orphanage. Henry needs to wrangle his way out of the police station, where he has spent the night for disorderly conduct. Lucy must rescue and rein in the intrepid Blue, who has fallen in a saltwater well. But before long, these four will all be drawn on this day to the same destination: to the city cemetery on the outskirts of San Francisco, to the grave that means so much to all of them. The collision of lives and secrets that follows will leave no one unaltered.

Researching Social Life

by Nigel Gilbert Dr Paul Stoneman

Paul Stoneman and Nigel Gilbert breathe new energy into this classic bestselling textbook providing clear, relevant advice and extensive coverage of all the research methods you need to understand today’s society. Packed full of examples from across the social sciences, Researching Social Life sets out all of the challenges and opportunities of interpreting and conducting research with qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. The book follows the chronology of a typical research project, from initial conception through to the collection, management and analysis of data; it also includes material on how best to write up and disseminate your research. This pragmatic approach mirrors the reality of conducting research and allows the handpicked, internationally renowned contributors to embed real case studies from their own research in each chapter. The student-oriented pedagogy is carefully woven throughout the book and further supported by a cutting-edge website. Key tools include: In-depth worked examples Case studies Discussion questions Checklists Annotated further reading Practical top tips for doing research. With unparalleled breadth and depth this trusted and respected textbook is an essential guide for anyone engaging with social research.

Researching Social Life

by Professor Nigel Gilbert Dr Paul Stoneman

Paul Stoneman and Nigel Gilbert breathe new energy into this classic bestselling textbook providing clear, relevant advice and extensive coverage of all the research methods you need to understand today's society. Packed full of examples from across the social sciences Researching Social Life sets out all of the challenges and opportunities of interpreting and conducting research with qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. The book follows the chronology of a typical research project, from initial conception through to the collection, management and analysis of data; it also includes material on how best to write up and disseminate your research. This pragmatic approach mirrors the reality of conducting research and allows the handpicked, internationally renowned contributors to embed real case studies from their own research in each chapter. The student orientated pedagogy is carefully woven throughout the book and further supported by a cutting-edge website. Key tools include: · In-depth worked examples · Case studies · Discussion questions · Checklists · Annotated further reading · Practical top tips for doing research With unparalleled breadth and depth this trusted and respected textbook is an essential guide for anyone engaging with social research.

Concepts in World Politics

by Dr Felix Berenskoetter

Recognizing the vital importance of concepts in shaping our understanding of international relations, this ground-breaking new book puts concepts front and centre, systematically unpacking them in a clear, critical and engaging way. With contributions from some of the foremost authorities in the field, Concepts in World Politics explores 17 core concepts, from democracy to globalization, sovereignty to revolution, and covers: The multiple meanings of a concept, where these meanings come from, and how they are employed theoretically and practically The consequences of using concepts to frame the world in one way or another The method of concept analysis A challenging and stimulating read, Concepts in World Politics is an indispensable guide for all students of international relations looking to develop a more nuanced and sophisticated understanding of world politics.

At the Speed of Light There Is Only Illumination: A Reappraisal of Marshall McLuhan (Reappraisals: Canadian Writers)

by John Moss Linda M. Morra

At the Speed of Light There is Only Illumination reevaluates Marshall McLuhan and his critical and theoretical legacy. The contributors, drawn from many academic disciplines, look at the many manifestations of McLuhan; from intellectual adventurer creating a complex architecture of ideas to cultural icon standing in line in Woody Allen's Annie Hall.

Canada's Religions: An Historical Introduction (Religion and Beliefs Series #No. 12)

by Robert Choquette

With nine out of ten Canadians claiming a religious affiliation of some kind - Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Aboriginal, or one of dozens of other religions - faith has huge impact on our personal and social lives. In this book, Robert Choquette offers a comprehensive history of religion in Canada and examines the ongoing tug-of-war between modernity and conservatism within the religious traditions themselves.

Home-Work: Postcolonialism, Pedagogy, and Canadian Literature (Reappraisals: Canadian Writers)

by Cynthia Sugars

Canadian literature, and specifically the teaching of Canadian literature, has emerged from a colonial duty to a nationalist enterprise and into the current territory of postcolonialism. From practical discussions related to specific texts, to more theoretical discussions about pedagogical practice regarding issues of nationalism and identity, Home-Work constitutes a major investigation and reassessment of the influence of postcolonial theory on Canadian literary pedagogy from some of the top scholars in the field.

Husserl and the Sciences: Selected Perspectives (Philosophica)

by Richard Feist

Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) is one of the previous century's most important thinkers. Often regarded as the "Father of phenomenology," this collection of essays reveals that he is indeed much more than that. The breadth of Husserl's thought is considerable and much remains unexplored. An underlying theme of this volume is that Husserl is constantly returning to origins, revising his thought in the light of new knowledge offered by the sciences.

Linguistic Ethnography: Collecting, Analysing and Presenting Data (Palgrave Advances In Language And Linguistics Ser.)

by Dr Angela Creese Fiona Copland

This is an engaging interdisciplinary guide to the unique role of language within ethnography The book provides a philosophical overview of the field alongside practical support for designing and developing your own ethnographic research. It demonstrates how to build and develop arguments and engages with practical issues such as ethics, transcription and impact. There are chapter long case studies based on real research that will explain key themes and help you create and analyse your own linguistic data. Drawing on the authors' experience they outline the practical, epistemological and theoretical decisions that researchers must take when planning and carrying out their studies. Other key features include: A clear introduction to discourse analytic traditions Tips on how to produce effective field notes Guidance on how to manage interview and conversational data Advice on writing for different traditions Annotated suggestions for further reading Full glossary This book is a master class in understanding linguistic ethnography, it will of interest to anyone conducting field research across the social sciences.

Aboriginal Canada Revisited: Politics And Cultural Expression In The 21st Century (International Canadian Studies Series)

by Kerstin Knopf

Exploring a variety of topics--including health, politics, education, art, literature, media, and film--Aboriginal Canada Revisited draws a portrait of the current political and cultural position of Canada's Aboriginal peoples. While lauding improvements made in the past decades, the contributors draw attention to the systemic problems that continue to marginalize Aboriginal people within Canadian society. From the Introduction: "[This collection helps] to highlight areas where the colonial legacy still takes its toll, to acknowledge the manifold ways of Aboriginal cultural expression, and to demonstrate where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people are starting to find common ground." Contributors include Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars from Europe and Canada, including Marlene Atleo, University of Manitoba; Mansell Griffin, Nisga'a Village of Gitwinksihlkw, British Columbia; Robert Harding, University College of the Fraser Valley; Tricia Logan, University of Manitoba; Steffi Retzlaff, McMaster University; Siobhán Smith, University of British Columbia; Barbara Walberg, Confederation College.

Defending a Contested Ideal: Merit and the Public Service Commission, 1908–2008 (Governance Series)

by Luc Juillet Ken Rasmussen

In 1908, after decades of struggling with a public administration undermined by systemic patronage, the Canadian parliament decided that public servants would be selected on the basis of merit, through a system administered by an independent agency: the Public Service Commission of Canada. This history, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Commission, recounts its unique contribution to the development of an independent public service, which has become a pillar of Canadian parliamentary democracy.

The Evolving Physiology of Government: Canadian Public Administration in Transition (Governance Series)

by O. P. Dwivedi Tim A. Mau Byron M. Sheldrick

Canadian public administration has provided a rich ground for examining the changing nature of the state. Currents of political change have rippled through the administration of the public sector, often producing significant alterations in our understanding of how best to organize and administer public services. This volume brings together some of the leading Canadian and international scholars of public administration to reflect on these changes and their significance. Providing a historical perspective on public administration in Canada, the volume examines the shift from a traditional model of administration to newer forms such as new public management and governance, and explores current debates and the place of Canadian public administration within a broader comparative perspective.

Russia and the North

by Elana Wilson Rowe

Russia holds more Arctic territory than any other state, yet unlike other Arctic states it does not have a unified strategy identifying economic and political aims for the North. Russia's policies on the North are dispersed across a variety of fields from domestic migration politics to oil and gas development. This volume engages the disparate elements of Russian northern policy and illustrates how the centralized, relatively economically strong and politically assertive Russia of today defines and addresses northern spaces, opportunities, and challenges. As energy markets continue looking northward and climate change renders the Arctic increasingly accessible, the geopolitical interests of Arctic states will be brought more frequently to the forefront. These circumstances will make the disputed borders and overlapping sovereignty claims of the North an important topic in international politics. Given its geographic size and political influence, Russia is and will continue to be a key regional and global actor in the international politics of the North.

Hillary's Choice

by Gail Sheehy

A fascinating portrait of the most intriguing lady in America - The First Lady - by the bestselling author who has revealed more about her than any other. In a real sense,Hillary's Choiceis a love story - one whose rocky moments, rather than remaining private, have been publicized beyond any imagining. What is the real story of the marriage of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton? Gail Sheehy began to discover it seven years ago, when she wrote the first revealing piece about Hillary. Since then, she has followed and recorded this relationship as only she can. Hillary's Choicetakes the Clintons from the moment their eyes met in law school through the humiliation of the Lewinsky affair and the drama of the impeachment battle to reveal the power shifts, the genuine passion, and the ultimate price Hillary has paid for her love and her ambition. Combined with in-depth reporting, Gail Sheehy has brought an acute understanding to the private dynamic of a very public an political partnership.

The Indian Equator: Mark Twain's India Revisited

by Ian Strathcarron

"Dear me! It is a strange world. Particularly the Indian division of it." Mark Twain's quip arose in the course of an around-the-world lecture tour. Driven by financial necessity, the famed humorist and student of human nature undertook a year-long series of far-flung engagements that would provide both ready cash and the material for one of his most successful books: Following the Equator, which recounts the author's experiences during a two-and-a-half-month sojourn through India.A century after the publication of Following the Equator, Ian Strathcarron re-creates Twain's itinerary. Strathcarron -- who followed Twain's journey through the Middle East in a previous travel book, Innocence and War -- begins in Bombay, faithfully retracing his predecessor's steps through Benares, Calcutta, Darjeeling, Delhi, Lahore, and other stops along the Grand Tour of 1896. The modern-day writer offers fascinating insights into the region's timeless qualities as well as the rampant changes that have occurred in the course of the past century.

Neo-Classical Furniture Designs: A Reprint Of Thomas King's Modern Style Of Cabinet Work Exemplified, 1829

by Thomas King

Influential guide displays over 300 Grecian designs: fire screens, sofas, couches, chairs, footstools, commodes, sideboards, washstands, bedsteads,and many other items.

Engravings by Hogarth (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

by William Hogarth

Rake's Progress, Harlot's Progress, Ilustrations for Hudibras, Before and After, Beer Street, and Gin Lane, 96 more. Commentary by Sean Shesgreen.

A Narrative of Ethan Allen's Captivity: Containing His Voyages and Travels

by Ethan Allen John Pell Will Crawford

The well-known patriot and leader of the Green Mountain Boys was arrested by the British in 1775 during a failed attempt to capture Montreal. Imprisoned aboard Royal Navy ships, paroled in New York City, and finally released in a 1778 prisoner exchange, Ethan Allen offers a stirring firsthand account of the early years of the Revolutionary War.

The First American Cookbook: A Facsimile of "American Cookery," 1796

by Amelia Simmons

This facsimile of the first American-written cookbook published in the United States is not only a first in cookbook literature, but a historic document. It reveals the rich variety of food Colonial Americans enjoyed, their tastes, cooking and eating habits, even their colorful language.Author Amelia Simmons worked as a domestic in Colonial America and gathered her cookery expertise from firsthand experience. Her book points out the best ways of judging the quality of meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, etc., and presents the best methods of preparing and cooking them. In choosing fish, poultry, and other meats, the author wisely advises, "their smell denotes their goodness." Her sound suggestions for choosing the freshest and most tender onions, potatoes, parsnips, carrots, asparagus, lettuce, cabbage, beans, and other vegetables are as timely today as they were nearly 200 years ago.Here are the first uniquely American recipes using corn meal -- Indian pudding, "Johnny cake," and Indian slapjacks -- as well as the first recipes for pumpkin pudding, winter squash pudding, and for brewing spruce beer. The words "cookie" and "slaw" made their first published appearance in this book. You'll also find the first recommended use of pearlash (the forerunner of baking powder) to lighten dough, as well as recommendations for seasoning stuffing and roasting beef, mutton, veal, and lamb -- even how to dress a turtle.Along with authentic recipes for colonial favorites, a Glossary includes definitions of antiquated cooking terms: pannikin, wallop, frumenty, emptins, and more. And Mary Tolford Wilson's informative Introductory Essay provides the culinary historical background needed to appreciate this important book fully.Anyone who uses and collects cookbooks will want to have The First American Cookbook. Cultural historians, Americana buffs, and gourmets will find this rare edition filled with interesting recipes and rich in early American flavor.

Science, Sexuality, and Race in the United States and Australia, 1780–1940, Revised Edition

by Gregory D. Smithers

Science, Sexuality, and Race in the United States and Australia, 1780–1940, Revised Edition is a sociohistorical tour de force that examines the entwined formation of racial theory and sexual constructs within settler colonialism in the United States and Australia from the Age of Revolution to the Great Depression. Gregory D. Smithers historicizes the dissemination and application of scientific and social-scientific ideas within the process of nation building in two countries with large Indigenous populations and shows how intellectual constructs of race and sexuality were mobilized to subdue Aboriginal peoples. Building on the comparative settler-colonial and imperial histories that appeared after the book’s original publication, this completely revised edition includes two new chapters. In this singular contribution to the study of transnational and comparative settler colonialism, Smithers expands on recent scholarship to illuminate both the subject of the scientific study of race and sexuality and the national and interrelated histories of the United States and Australia.

Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete: Complete (Classics To Go)

by Washington Irving

In 1809, New Yorkers were buzzing about a series of classified ads concerning the whereabouts of Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker. They were unaware that Washington Irving had invented the man entirely and placed the ads himself. Knickerbocker's purported manuscript, A History of New York, was Irving's own. Told from Knickerbocker's point of view, A History of New York is a chronicle of New York's fifty years under Dutch rule in the 1600s that plays fast and loose with the facts, to uproarious effect. A History of New York propelled Irving to the heights of literary stardom. (Goodreads)

Understanding and Conducting Information Systems Auditing + Website (Wiley Corporate F&A)

by Arif Ahmed Veena Hingarh

A comprehensive guide to understanding and auditing modern information systemsThe increased dependence on information system resources for performing key activities within organizations has made system audits essential for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information system resources. One of the biggest challenges faced by auditors is the lack of a standardized approach and relevant checklist. Understanding and Conducting Information Systems Auditing brings together resources with audit tools and techniques to solve this problem.Featuring examples that are globally applicable and covering all major standards, the book takes a non-technical approach to the subject and presents information systems as a management tool with practical applications. It explains in detail how to conduct information systems audits and provides all the tools and checklists needed to do so. In addition, it also introduces the concept of information security grading, to help readers to implement practical changes and solutions in their organizations.Includes everything needed to perform information systems auditsOrganized into two sections--the first designed to help readers develop the understanding necessary for conducting information systems audits and the second providing checklists for auditsFeatures examples designed to appeal to a global audienceTaking a non-technical approach that makes it accessible to readers of all backgrounds, Understanding and Conducting Information Systems Auditing is an essential resource for anyone auditing information systems.

Oscuro embrujo (Embrujo en el aire #Volumen 1)

by Sara Lis

Si los pensamientos oscuros, lo mítico, el erotismo y la pasión te producen curiosidad, esta historia y sus personajes te fascinarán. Durante la época victoriana, un humilde y excéntrico granjero llamado Dimitri Thompson al que le fascina practicar la habilidad del retrato, se encuentra encarcelado en su penumbrosa y truncada vida. Pobre y desposado durante años en contra de su voluntad con una mujer parapléjica para salvar a su padre de la cárcel, decide darle un vuelco arrollador a su vida cuando es informado de la atroz muerte de su progenitor. Es entonces cuando conoce a una misteriosa mujer mística, inverosímil como una sirena del bosque, que tiene la capacidad de transformarse en búho a causa de un desdichado hechizo que le originaron en su niñez. Se aliará con ella tras su obsesión y enamoramiento, y juntaran sus almas en una infranqueable para poder revocar el malévolo conjuro. A cambio, se desencadenaránuna serie de asesinatos que le convertirán en un buscado forajido por la justicia británica, pero a su vez, obtendrá la posibilidad de sentir los anhelados sentimientos que le fueron negados en su indeseable vida anterior, y propagará a su mente amuermada, una nueva sal a la vida formada por un juego turbio, sagaz, despiadado, y confuso.

Belleza y venganza (Rosa blanca #Volumen 2)

by Laura A. López

La venganza es lo primero, el amor puede esperar... Lady Emma McBean, hermana del duque de Lancaster, habría sido una joven promesa y una beldad en su futuro debut, pero un acontecimiento cambia su personalidad segura y jovial y la convierte en una joven tímida y reservada, de mala apariencia, cuya mayor habilidad es el cinismo y es prepotente con quienes la rodean. La única persona que realmente conoce sus miedos y no le importa en absoluto su apariencia es lord Brandon Waldow, que está enamorado de ella desde hace años, cuando una vez la salvó en el pasado de una desgracia. Emma se ve envuelta en un compromiso acordado desde su nacimiento con el joven y alocado lord Clark Mottengarden, conde de Duddley, el cual, al conocerla, rechaza la idea del matrimonio porque la considera fea, y rompe el acuerdo tras humillarla y herirla profundamente. ¿Podrá Emma abrirse de nuevo al amor con lord Brandon Waldow y olvidar lased de venganza que la envenena día a día? Esta es la primera historia sobre los hijos de los protagonistas de Rescatando tu alma perdida.

Espíritus del pasado (Secretos del alma #Volumen 2)

by Victoria Magno

El pasado vuelve a la vida de Zarah. Un pasado tan inesperado como fantástico. Ahora ella necesitará todas sus fuerzas para encararlo, si es que quiere sobrevivir. Por suerte, Allan se encuentra a su lado, dispuesto a ayudarla. Aunque los secretos aún persisten y parecen capaces de distanciarlos, a pesar de sus esfuerzos por mantenerse unidos. Zarah ha escapado por poco de las garras de la muerte gracias a Allan. Ahora que la verdad ha quedado revelada, tendrá que luchar por mantenerse cuerda y no permitir que el cúmulo de emociones que la embargan se apodere de ella, pues de no hacerlo, significaría su muerte. Allan se siente aliviado de que Zarah esté viva y a salvo, sin embargo, si quiere que las cosas permanezcan así, tendrá que echar mano de todo su ingenio y fortaleza. Grandes eventos se aproximan, y si ambos quieren estar juntos, tendrán que luchar por su amor. Incluso si hacerlo significa tener que enfrentar a los altos mandos de La Capadocia. Un mundo nuevo, una familia desconocida, un amor imposible y un secreto aún más grande que desvelar, se encierran en esta historia que te llegará al alma.

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