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Mr Touchdown

by Lyda Phillips

Eddie Russell, a black football star, anticipates enjoying his junior season at Douglass High School south of Memphis, Tennessee, in 1965, but complies with his father Reverend Henry Russell's wishes when local civil rights leaders select Eddie to integrate all-white Forrest High School. Epitomizing resiliency, Eddie; his studious sister, Lakeesha; and two other African-American girls, Lethe and Rochelle; stoically attend classes, experiencing passive racism at first and confronting academic inequities of segregated education when they discover better books and facilities in the white school. Most students either ignore or taunt the black pupils; a teacher washes her hands after touching them, and Eddie's football coach benches him for most of the season. Eddie strives to perceive good in his tormentors. Although the black children's perspectives predominate, reactions of popular white cheerleader, Nancy Martin, depict her tolerance for her new classmates. She befriends the black students, invites them to her home, and attends their church despite her friends' disapproval and rejection. The racism escalates when classmates assault Lakeesha . . . testing Eddie's commitment to nonviolence and forgiveness. Based on the author's experiences as a teenager, this complex story explores young adults' experiences on school desegregation's front lines.

Neurodiversity Works: A Study Of Employees With ADHD, AS And PTSD

by Sarah E. H. Babineau

This research paper focuses on the experiences of employees with hidden disabilities in the workplace. Three cognitive disorders were studied, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Literature by experts on these subjects is reviewed and analyzed. Participants then describe their feelings and experiences in the workplace as they related to their conditions, and the two are juxtaposed in a final discussion. Emergent themes that resulted from the lines of questioning included the role played by manager and coworker support, accommodations under ADA and ADA Amendments Act, working environment, employee attitude, and whether the participants felt they had been treated fairly. Participants were asked to contribute to a quantitative survey instrument as well as a qualitative survey instrument that encouraged them to tell their stories in their own words. In some cases, these stories serve to help identify best practices in the workplace, and some serve to illustrate the obstacles and level of conflict, sometimes bordering on cruelty, that can exist for those with ADHD, AS and PTSD if negative behaviors and attitudes in the workplace are left unchecked. Human Resources practitioners and managers were also queried on the subject to obtain a rounded and full view of the challenges employees with these three hidden disabilities face, as well as those of the people who manage them.

One More River To Cross: The Stories Of Twelve Black Americans

by Jim Haskins

Presents brief biographies of twelve African Americans who courageously fought against racism to become leaders in their fields, including Marian Anderson, Ralph Bunche, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Malcolm X.

Ordeal Therapy: Unusual Ways To Change Behavior

by Jay Haley

Noted therapist Jay Haley reveals how ordeals work in therapy and offers numerous case histories to illustrate how ordeals can help individuals, couples, and families solve a wide range of problems, even in cases with a history of therapeutic failure.

Reckoning (An Arotas Novel)

by Amy Miles

A love torn apart. A truce among enemies forged. Friendships severed. A destiny revealed. A vow broken. A Reckoning is coming. The prophecy binds them all together, but will they break before the end? Gabriel is gone. Roseline is left with questions that refuse answers and only the memory of a man she vows to hunt and kill, but to do so, she must call a truce with her sworn enemy. Together, Roseline and Nicolae track Fane to the underbelly of London, in search of Gabriel's kidnappers, but when Malachi- an Immortal with mystifying origin- presents himself as their guide, Roseline discovers she is not the only one looking for Gabriel. Buried within the secret chambers of the infamous Hellfire Club, Roseline discovers a grim truth: Gabriel isn't just a pawn being used by the Arotas prophecy, and those who seek to control its power. He is Arotas. Everything Roseline has ever known about her brethren is about to change. Emotions flare, friendships sever and the newly formed bonds between enemies are tested as she delves into realms hardly conceived. They are trapped in the midst of a battle that has been waging since the beginning of time. The prophecy binds them all together. But will they break before the end?

Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky

by Sandra Dallas

It's 1942: Tomi Itano, 12, is a second-generation Japanese American who lives in California with her family on their strawberry farm. Although her parents came from Japan and her grandparents still live there, Tomi considers herself an American. She doesn't speak Japanese and has never been to Japan. But after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, things change. No Japs Allowed signs hang in store windows and Tomi's family is ostracized. Things get much worse. Suspected as a spy, Tomi's father is taken away. The rest of the Itano family is sent to an internment camp in Colorado. Many other Japanese American families face a similar fate. Tomi becomes bitter, wondering how her country could treat her and her family like the enemy. What does she need to do to prove she is an honorable American? Sandra Dallas shines a light on a dark period of American history in this story of a young Japanese American girl caught up in the prejudices and World War II.

Developments in Strategic Ceramic Materials II: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings Volume 37, Issue 7

by Yanchun Zhou Waltraud M. Kriven Manabu Fukushima Jingyang Wang Gustavo Costa Dongming Zhu Andrew Gyekenyesi

This issue contains 27 papers from The American Ceramic Society’s 40th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 24-29, 2016. This issue includes papers presented in the following Symposia and Focused Sessions: Symposium 2 – Advanced Ceramic Coatings for Structural, Environmental, and Functional Applications; Symposium 10 – Virtual Materials (Computational) Design and Ceramic Genome; Symposium 11 – Advanced Materials and Innovative Processing Ideas for the Industrial Root Technology; Symposium 12 – Materials for Extreme Environments: Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramics; and Emerging Technologies Symposium–Carbon Nanostructures; and Focused Session 1 - Geopolymers and Chemically Bonded Ceramics.

Modern Electromagnetic Scattering Theory with Applications

by Sergei A. Tretyakov Andrey V. Osipov

This self-contained book gives fundamental knowledge about scattering and diffraction of electromagnetic waves and fills the gap between general electromagnetic theory courses and collections of engineering formulas. The book is a tutorial for advanced students learning the mathematics and physics of electromagnetic scattering and curious to know how engineering concepts and techniques relate to the foundations of electromagnetics

Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management

by Valeria Belvedere Alberto Grando

Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management addresses the most relevant topics of operations and supply chain management from the perspective of sustainability. The main focus is to provide a step by step guide for managerial decisions made along the product life-cycle, following a path made up of the following steps: product design, sourcing, manufacturing, packaging and physical distribution, reverses logistics and recovery.

Practical Cardiovascular Medicine

by Elias B. Hanna

Prepare yourself for success with this unique cardiology primer which distils the core information you require and presents it in an easily digestible format. Provides cardiologists with a thorough and up-to-date review of cardiology, from pathophysiology to practical, evidence-based management Ably synthesizes pathophysiology fundamentals and evidence based approaches to prepare a physician for a subspecialty career in cardiology Clinical chapters cover coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, valvular disorders, pericardial disorders, and peripheral arterial disease Practical chapters address ECG, coronary angiography, catheterization techniques, ecnocardiography, hemodynamics, and electrophysiological testing Includes over 650 figures, key notes boxes, references for further study, and coverage of clinical trials Review questions at the end of each chapter help clarify topics and can be used for Board preparation - over 375 questions in all!

Nutritional Management of Equine Diseases and Special Cases

by Bryan M. Waldridge

Nutritional Management of Equine Diseases and Special Cases offers a concise, easy-to-comprehend text for equine veterinarians with questions about commonly encountered nutritional problems. Assists veterinarians in supporting equine patients with special nutritional needs Focuses on nutritional problems and impact on different body systems Covers ponies, miniature horses, draft horses, donkeys, and mules Offers complete coverage of common diseases and problems helped by nutrition Includes useful chapters on poisonous plants and mycotoxins

Preventing Suicide: The Solution Focused Approach

by John Henden

New edition of an acclaimed manual which uses the solution focused approach to take an empathetic and validating approach to working with individuals considering suicide. Offers invaluable guidance for suicide prevention by showing “what works” in treating those struggling with suicidal thoughts Provides straightforward ways to deal frankly with the subject of suicide, along with a range of tools and techniques that are helpful to clients Includes actual dialogue between practitioners and clients to allow readers to gain a better understanding of how to work with suicidal clients Compares and contrasts a ground-breaking approach to suicide prevention with more traditional approaches to risk assessment and management Features numerous updates and revisions along with brand new sections dealing with the international landscape, blaming the suicided person, Dr Alys Cole-King’s ‘Connecting with People’, and telephone work with the suicidal, Human Givens Therapy, and zero suicide

The Technical Interview Guide to Investment Banking, + Website

by Paul Pignataro

Win the recruiting race with the ultimate analyst's guide to the interview The Complete, Technical Interview Guide to Investment Banking is the aspiring investment banker's guide to acing the interview and beginning your journey to the top. By merging a 'study guide' to the field with a forecast of the interview, this book helps you prepare for both content and structure; you'll brush up on important topics while getting a preview of the questions your interviewers are likely to ask. Covering financial statements, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts, the discussion provides the answers to common technical questions while refreshing your understanding of the core technical analyses behind core models and analyses. Each chapter includes a list of the questions you will almost certainly be asked—along with the answers that interviewers want to hear—from the basic Q&A to the advanced technical analyses and case studies. This guide will reinforce your knowledge and give you the confidence to handle anything they can throw at you. You will receive an expert synopsis of the major points you need to know, to ensure your understanding and ability to handle the multitude of questions in each area. Double-check your conceptual grasp of core finance topics Plan your responses to common technical and analysis questions Understand how to analyze and solve technical analyses and cases Gain insight into what interviewers want to hear from potential hires Become the candidate they can't turn away You've positioned yourself as a competitive candidate, and the right job right now can chart your entire career's trajectory. Now you just have to win the recruiting race. The Complete, Technical Interview Guide to Investment Banking is the ultimate preparation guide to getting the job you want.

Mechanobiology: Exploitation for Medical Benefit

by Simon C. Rawlinson

An emerging field at the interface of biology and engineering, mechanobiology explores the mechanisms by which cells sense and respond to mechanical signals—and holds great promise in one day unravelling the mysteries of cellular and extracellular matrix mechanics to cure a broad range of diseases. Mechanobiology: Exploitation for Medical Benefit presents a comprehensive overview of principles of mechanobiology, highlighting the extent to which biological tissues are exposed to the mechanical environment, demonstrating the importance of the mechanical environment in living systems, and critically reviewing the latest experimental procedures in this emerging field. Featuring contributions from several top experts in the field, chapters begin with an introduction to fundamental mechanobiological principles; and then proceed to explore the relationship of this extensive force in nature to tissues of musculoskeletal systems, heart and lung vasculature, the kidney glomerulus, and cutaneous tissues. Examples of some current experimental models are presented conveying relevant aspects of mechanobiology, highlighting emerging trends and promising avenues of research in the development of innovative therapies. Timely and important, Mechanobiology: Exploitation for Medical Benefit offers illuminating insights into an emerging field that has the potential to revolutionise our comprehension of appropriate cell biology and the future of biomedical research.

Handbook of Early Childhood Development Programs, Practices, and Policies

by Eric Dearing Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal

A definitive reference on the thriving interdisciplinary field of applied early childhood development The cumulative scientific knowledge on early childhood is greater than at any other point across the life span, and the formative role of early experience is well-recognized. This handbook synthesizes scientifically rigorous research from across disciplines in order to identify strategies that are most effective for promoting early childhood development. It begins with child and family approaches, moves to school and community strategies, and concludes with a discussion of the implications of broader social policies for early childhood health and development.

How to Pass the RACP Written and Clinical Exams: The Insider's Guide

by Zoë Raos Cheryl Johnson

Surviving the journey through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) examinations requires grit, courage and hard work. The second edition of How To Pass the RACP Written and Clinical Exams is fully updated to help candidates – and those who teach them – dig deep to maximise their chances of success. This insider’s guide takes the candidate through the whole process, from preparing for the Written Exam, through to presenting short and long cases in the Clinical Exam. The authors’ experiences are combined with tips from recent candidates, wisdom from RACP examiners and advice from specialist contributors. Additional chapters for post-exam registrars and supervisors include career planning, providing feedback, preparing for interviews, and organising the Clinical Exam. As well as comprehensive guidance for adult medicine candidates, this new edition includes ‘Paeds Points’ for paediatrics trainees. Containing a wealth of information, pearls of wisdom, real-life examples and practical advice, this light-hearted insider’s guide makes the path through the grueling RACP exams far easier.

Wind Farm Noise: Measurement, Assessment, and Control

by Kristy L. Hansen Con J. Doolan Colin H. Hansen

Wind Farm Noise: Measurement, Assessment and Control Colin H Hansen, University of Adelaide, Australia Con J Doolan, University of New South Wales, Australia Kristy L Hansen, Flinders University, Australia A comprehensive guide to wind farm noise prediction, measurement, assessment, control and effects on people Wind Farm Noise covers all aspects associated with the generation, measurement, propagation, regulation and adverse health effects of noise produced by large horizontal-axis wind turbines of the type used in wind farms. The book begins with a brief history of wind turbine development and the regulation of their noise at sensitive receivers. Also included is an introductory chapter on the fundamentals of acoustics relevant to wind turbine noise so that readers are well prepared for understanding later chapters on noise measurements, noise generation mechanisms, noise propagation modelling and the assessment of the noise at surrounding residences. Key features: • Potential adverse health effects of wind farm noise are discussed in an objective way. • Means for calculating the noise at residences due to a wind farm prior to construction are covered in detail along with uncertainty estimates. • The effects of meteorological conditions and other influences, such as obstacles, ground cover and atmospheric absorption, on noise levels at residences are explained. • Quantities that should be measured as well as how to best measure them in order to properly characterise wind farm noise are discussed in detail. • Noise generation mechanisms and possible means for their control are discussed as well as aspects of wind farm noise that still require further research to be properly understood. The book provides comprehensive coverage of the topic, containing both introductory and advanced level material.

The Wiley Handbook of Group Processes in Children and Adolescents

by Drew Nesdale Christia Spears Brown Adam Rutland

A definitive reference on intra- and inter-group processes across a range of age and cultural contexts Children from infancy develop attachments to significant others in their immediate social environment, and over time become aware of other groups (e.g. gender, ethnicity, age, classroom, sports) that they do or do not belong to and why. Recent research shows that children’s attitudes, beliefs and behaviours are significantly influenced by these memberships and that the influence increases through childhood. This Handbook delivers the first comprehensive, international reference on this critical topic.

Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented The Wild West

by Candace Fleming

Everyone knows the name Buffalo Bill, but few these days know what he did or, in some cases, didn't do. Was he a Pony Express rider? Did he serve Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn? Did he scalp countless Native Americans, or did he defend their rights?<P><P> This, the first significant biography of Buffalo Bill Cody for younger readers in many years, explains it all. Presenting Buffalo Bill makes the great showman come alive for new generations. Extensive back matter, bibliography, and source notes complete the package.

Dark Bites: A Short Story Collection

by Sherrilyn Kenyon

For years, fans have been clamoring for an all-in-one collection of #1 bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon's novellas. At their enthusiastic behest, we have delivered this brand-new short story collection, Dark Bites, including stories previously exclusive to Sherrilyn's website, as well as an all-new, never-before seen Dark-Hunter story!<P><P> Sherrilyn Kenyon takes readers from the Dark-Hunters to the demigods, from Dream-Hunters to demons, and everything in between. Dangerous and exciting, each story is one thrill ride after the next, proving time and again how Sherrilyn has captivated millions of readers worldwide. Now, readers are invited to go deep into Kenyon's rich and imaginative world and experience the heart-racing moments that never stop coming!

Crooked Kingdom: A Sequel to Six of Crows

by Leigh Bardugo

Crooked Kingdom: the highly anticipated sequel to Leigh Bardugo's thrilling #1 New York Times-bestselling Six of Crows.<P><P> Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

Here I am

by Jonathan Safran Foer

In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I am.”<P> How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others’? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in eleven years―a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy.<P> Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home―and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. <P> Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer’s stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2)

by Rick Riordan

Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki--and the price he wants is very high.

End of a Berlin Diary

by William L. Shirer

“A vivid and unforgettable word picture of the destruction of Nazi Germany.” —New York TimesA radio broadcaster and journalist for Edward R. Murrow at CBS, William Shirer was new to the world of broadcast journalism when he began keeping a diary while on assignment in Europe during the 1930s. It was in 1940, when he was still a virtual unknown, that Shirer wondered whether his eyewitness account of the collapse of the world around Nazi Germany could be of any interest or value as a book.Shirer’s Berlin Diary, which is considered the first full record of what was happening in Germany during the rise of the Third Reich, appeared in 1941. The book was an instant success—and would not be the last of his expert observations on Europe.Shirer returned to the European front in 1944 to cover the end of the war. As the smoke cleared, Shirer—who watched the birth of a monster that threatened to engulf the world—now stood witness to the death of the Third Reich. End of a Berlin Diary chronicles this year-long study of Germany after Hitler. Through a combination of Shirer’s lucid, honest reporting, along with passages on the Nuremberg trials, copies of captured Nazi documents, and an eyewitness account of Hitler’s last days, Shirer provides insight into the unrest, the weariness, and the tentative steps world leaders took towards peace.

Doxology: The Praise of God in Worship, Doctrine and Life: A Systematic Theology

by Geoffrey Wainwright

This text aims to set the frame for a discussion and exploration of the relations between worship, doctrine and life - themes that continue to occupy the attention of thoughtful believers.

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