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The Closest of Strangers

by James Judge

"I looked out over the trees and the city and the cars below, all moving fast to a somewhere I knew nothing about. Life was in full motion and it felt like I was missing it. What I didn't see was the face of a man standing at the first window in the adjacent wing, staring out much like me. I didn't see him until it was too late." In response to an encounter with that man whose face he saw at the window, Dr. James Judge made a vow, early in his career, to be a different kind of doctor than his medical training had taught him to be. He vowed not to deny his own humanity. He vowed not to shrink from his patients' unseen suffering. He vowed he would ask the "probing and important questions, the ones that had nothing to do with an illness and everything to do with it at the same time." And he vowed he would listen. In the years that followed, Dr. Judge kept a journal. In The Closest of Strangers, Dr. Judge shares stories from that journal, stories that demonstrate the paradox of the patient-doctor relationship: that two people, essentially strangers, can somehow walk through life's most intimate moments together and, how, on that walk, they can both move toward healing. The stories inThe Closest of Strangers demonstrate the love, faith, courage, and remarkable, boundless resilience of the human spirit. Through these stories, you will be witness, as was Dr. Judge, to the powerful current of grace running through their lives-and his own. "These are the stories of my intimate strangers," Dr. Judge says of the narratives recorded in this powerful volume. "Faces that have haunted me, and, I suppose, haunt me still. People I barely knew, but in some ways came to know more deeply, maybe, than I knew myself." The stories Dr. Judge shares of his "intimate strangers" are all stories of courage and faith-in the face of fear, hopelessness, and devastating loss: In the course of a young boy's illness, a mother grows strong, a family grows close, and a community grows tender. A woman unable to keep up the "lacquered layers of expectations" in her "perfect" world courageously faces her emptiness and learns to experience the real substance of life. To bring her baby safely to term, an unmarried teenager fights a malignant tumor and a doctor's stern advice that she abort her pregnancy. A deeply troubled man entangled in addiction finds the courage to speak honestly about himself and to call on God to help him face and overcome his demons. A mother of a profoundly disabled child remains convinced that her little girl's life holds purpose-and so, miraculously, it does. "Suffering sometimes brings with it certain gifts," Dr. Judge writes. "Qualities and strengths beyond value or measure." The Closest of Strangers testifies to those qualities and strengths-and to the lessons learned by a doctor who listened to his best teachers, who sometimes became his healers as well.

Oregon Trivia

by Ted Magnuson

?Necesitas de una forma facilque ayude a los ninos a ver las promesas de Dios y como pueden confiar en suamor en sus vidas diarias?Los versos de promesas en este libroson escogidos de la Nueva Biblia al Dia para ofrecer ayuda y animo cuando unnino se siente asustado, solo, preocupado, enojado, decepcionado, desalentado,triste, rebelde, impaciente o enfermo. Y cuando los ninos necesitan estarconvencidos de la proteccion, el amor, el perdon y la ayuda de Dios; y que El les escucha cuando oran.Este libro ofrece una maravillosa oportunidad para que los ninos atesoren laPalabra de Dios en sus corazones.

Old Man River and Me

by Mark Knudsen

Mark Knudsen is an adventurer who built an eighteen-foot flat-bottom johnboat and motored down the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico and lived the dream of many people.

No Ordinary Joe

by Michael O'Brien

Author Michael O'Brien authoritatively paints the consummate Paterno portrait, the result of more than ten years of work that included 137 interviews and study of 150 previously published works. Paperback includes an epilogue that reviews the 1998 season in which Paterno won his landmark 300th career victory.

Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills, and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation

by Lisa Kay Solomon Erik van der Pluijm Justin Lokitz Maarten Van Lieshout Patrick Van Der Pijl

This book stitches together a complete design journey from beginning to end in a way that you've likely never seen before, guiding readers (you) step-by-step in a practical way from the initial spark of an idea all the way to scaling it into a better business. Design a Better Business includes a comprehensive set of tools (over 20 total!) and skills that will help you harness opportunity from uncertainty by building the right team(s) and balancing your point of view against new findings from the outside world.This book also features over 50 case studies and real life examples from large corporations such as ING Bank, Audi, Autodesk, and Toyota Financial Services, to small startups, incubators, and social impact organizations, providing a behind the scenes look at the best practices and pitfalls to avoid. Also included are personal insights from thought leaders such as Steve Blank on innovation, Alex Osterwalder on business models, Nancy Duarte on storytelling, and Rob Fitzpatrick on questioning, among others.

Selling Online with Drupal e-Commerce

by Michael Peacock

The book starts with the basics of Drupal and then steps you through the creation of an online shop, exploring Drupal further as needed. Only the features of Drupal relevant to the e-commerce application will be covered. Written in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner, the book provides the essentials of getting your e-commerce website up and running with Drupal. This book is for people who want to start selling online as quickly as possible, and want to see how to use the proven Drupal platform to achieve this. The book is ideal for use in a small business with only basic in-house technical skills. It will also be useful for developers who not only want to create an e-commerce site, but also want a CMS platform for expanding the site in the future. No prior knowledge of Drupal is required. No PHP experience is expected, although it will be useful. Basic knowledge of e-commerce will also be useful, although the main concepts are introduced and covered as required.

PHP and script.aculo.us Web 2.0 Application Interfaces

by Sridhar Rao

This book has a fast-paced and practical approach. It focuses on features, tutorials, quick-explanations, tips-n-tricks, and live real-world examples, using script.aculo.us. It contains complete code for all projects, all in an AJAX way. The author uses his vast experience as a programmer to show an interesting and creative way of building web applications. This book is for web developers who build simple yet agile and useful web applications. It is useful for PHP beginners and assumes basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. The examples in the book use PHP, but can be adapted easily to other languages.

Spring 2.5 Aspect Oriented Programming

by Massimiliano Dessì

Employing a comprehensive tutorial-based approach, this easy-to-follow book shows the reader various means of using AOP with Spring in a real-world scenario. Clear step-by-step instructions ensure that you will not get lost in the new world of AOP and Spring. If you are a Java software architect, engineer, or developer and want to be able to write applications in a more modular and concise way by using Spring, then you need this book. Readers need basic knowledge of Spring and its configuration.

Apache OFBiz Development: The Beginner's Tutorial

by Jonathon Wong Rupert Howell

This is an accessible step-by-step tutorial that introduces readers to the world of OFBiz through practical examples and clear explanations. It will guide you through the framework, teach you to tweak OFBiz and master widgets, entities, and permissions, and give you the knowledge to customize your own bespoke applications. This book is for developers who want to build easily deployed and supported OFBiz applications. No previous knowledge of OFBiz is assumed, but readers should be comfortable in a Java development environment.

Aptana RadRails: An IDE for Rails Development

by Javier Ramirez

This book is for Ruby on Rails developers who want to make the most of the framework by using an Integrated Development Environment. Even though the book explains everything you need to follow the contents, the focus is on how to use the tool and not on the Rails framework itself, so previous working knowledge of Rails is highly advisable. Previous knowledge of Eclipse is not necessary.

Principles of Animal Locomotion

by R. Mcneill Alexander

How can geckoes walk on the ceiling and basilisk lizards run over water? What are the aerodynamic effects that enable small insects to fly? What are the relative merits of squids' jet-propelled swimming and fishes' tail-powered swimming? Why do horses change gait as they increase speed? What determines our own vertical leap? Recent technical advances have greatly increased researchers' ability to answer these questions with certainty and in detail. This text provides an up-to-date overview of how animals run, walk, jump, crawl, swim, soar, hover, and fly. Excluding only the tiny creatures that use cilia, it covers all animals that power their movements with muscle--from roundworms to whales, clams to elephants, and gnats to albatrosses. The introduction sets out the general rules governing all modes of animal locomotion and considers the performance criteria--such as speed, endurance, and economy--that have shaped their selection. It introduces energetics and optimality as basic principles. The text then tackles each of the major modes by which animals move on land, in water, and through air. It explains the mechanisms involved and the physical and biological forces shaping those mechanisms, paying particular attention to energy costs. Focusing on general principles but extensively discussing a wide variety of individual cases, this is a superb synthesis of current knowledge about animal locomotion. It will be enormously useful to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and a range of professional biologists, physicists, and engineers.

In the Shadow of the Bomb

by Silvan S. Schweber

In the Shadow of the Bomb narrates how two charismatic, exceptionally talented physicists--J. Robert Oppenheimer and Hans A. Bethe--came to terms with the nuclear weapons they helped to create. In 1945, the United States dropped the bomb, and physicists were forced to contemplate disquieting questions about their roles and responsibilities. When the Cold War followed, they were confronted with political demands for their loyalty and McCarthyism's threats to academic freedom. By examining how Oppenheimer and Bethe--two men with similar backgrounds but divergent aspirations and characters--struggled with these moral dilemmas, one of our foremost historians of physics tells the story of modern physics, the development of atomic weapons, and the Cold War. Oppenheimer and Bethe led parallel lives. Both received liberal educations that emphasized moral as well as intellectual growth. Both were outstanding theoreticians who worked on the atom bomb at Los Alamos. Both advised the government on nuclear issues, and both resisted the development of the hydrogen bomb. Both were, in their youth, sympathetic to liberal causes, and both were later called to defend the United States against Soviet communism and colleagues against anti-Communist crusaders. Finally, both prized scientific community as a salve to the apparent failure of Enlightenment values. Yet, their responses to the use of the atom bomb, the testing of the hydrogen bomb, and the treachery of domestic politics differed markedly. Bethe, who drew confidence from scientific achievement and integration into the physics community, preserved a deep integrity. By accepting a modest role, he continued to influence policy and contributed to the nuclear test ban treaty of 1963. In contrast, Oppenheimer first embodied a new scientific persona--the scientist who creates knowledge and technology affecting all humanity and boldly addresses their impact--and then could not carry its burden. His desire to retain insider status, combined with his isolation from creative work and collegial scientific community, led him to compromise principles and, ironically, to lose prestige and fall victim to other insiders. Schweber draws on his vast knowledge of science and its history--in addition to his unique access to the personalities involved--to tell a tale of two men that will enthrall readers interested in science, history, and the lives and minds of great thinkers.

Dietary Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Why They Work When They Do, Why They Don't When They Don't

by Kenneth Aitken

'Given the increased interest in the relationship between diet and autism spectrum conditions, this is a timely publication which is both thorough and balanced in content. Parents and professionals alike will find this book of use by virtue of Ken's meticulous reviews of current scientific evidence for a variety of diets combined with practical advice on the application of such interventions.' - Dr. Paul Whiteley, Autism Research Unit 'Dr. Aitken provides a timely synthesis of diet interventions in autistic spectrum disorders set within a framework of historical and political references. This informative work offers invaluable assistance to the wider clinical team, further enabling effective support and guidance to the ASD community in its quest for a healthy future.' - Rosemary Kessick, former CEO of AiA (Allergy Induced Autism) Research in autism increasingly indicates the existence of different forms of the condition, and the possibility of dietary interventions having a positive effect on symptoms and behaviours associated with autism. The author explores the main dietary approaches that have been advocated in ASD. For each approach, the author explores the potential benefits; evidence for and against the diet and its relation to different genetic conditions; and information, where available, on relevant publications, web resources and support groups. The author proposes an approach, the Simple Restriction Diet (SRD), which he describes in detail, explaining how to implement this approach and how to use it to work out whether a dietary approach is of benefit. This book will be a valuable resource for families, individuals and professionals wishing to understand and explore the possibilities of dietary interventions and the benefits they can have for those on the autism spectrum.

Community Care Practice and the Law: Fourth Edition

by Michael Mandelstam

This fourth edition of Community Care Practice and the Law has been fully updated to reflect the rapid and continuing legal, policy and practice changes affecting community care. It provides comprehensive and jargon-free explanations of community care legislation, as well as other areas of law directly relevant to practitioners, including the NHS, disabled facilities grants and housing adaptations, asylum and immigration, mental capacity, human rights, disability discrimination, health and safety at work and negligence - and a range of legal provisions relevant to the protection and safeguarding of adults. Apart from the burgeoning legal case law and ombudsman investigations, changes from the last edition include coverage of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, legal implications of 'self directed care' and 'individual budgets', changes to direct payments and 'ordinary residence' determinations. In particular, new guidance applies to the high profile issue of NHS continuing health care. The book is an essential guide for practitioners and managers in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, policy makers in local authorities and the NHS, advocates, lawyers and social work students.

Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults: Criminal Justice and Adult Protection

by Adrian Hughes Jacki Pritchard Kathryn Stone Marilyn Mornington Teresa Gorczynska Rob Harris Glyn Hughes Geraldine Monaghan Peter Sadler Simon Leslie Alan Noel Carter Mark Pathak Kathryn Mackay Steve Kirkpatrick Penny Letts David Hewitt

Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults provides an up-to-date summary of developments in the legislative framework and best practice relevant to the area of adult protection work. It explains legislation that can be used in adult protection work, covering criminal and civil law, and crucial national guidance such as Achieving Best Evidence. Issues covered include confidentiality and information-sharing in adult protection work, capacity issues, police investigations, financial abuse, advocacy, witness support and honour-based violence. The book is illustrated throughout with case studies and good practice points. This book will be essential reading for anyone working with vulnerable adults, including health and social care workers, care managers, support workers, volunteers, advocates, police, probation staff, prison staff, lawyers training officers and students.

What You Need to Know About Cannabis: Understanding the Facts

by Graeme Nice David Emmett

Does cannabis really trigger schizophrenia? Is it true that cannabis is a non-addictive drug? What's the difference between hash and skunk? According to the UN's estimate, 160 million people around the world use cannabis; that's roughly 2.5 per cent of the world population. Despite these figures, most people have a profound lack of knowledge about cannabis, made all the more dangerous by the changing nature of the drug itself, with much higher levels of potency being seen today than ever before. What You Need to Know About Cannabis offers accessible, accurate and objective information about the drug, allowing the reader draw their own conclusion. The book demystifies the latest research about the effects of cannabis, particularly in relation to mental health issues. Suitable for use as a resource for teachers, professionals, parents and young people who want to know the facts about cannabis, this book tells you what you need to know about this controversial drug.

How to Find Anybody, Anywhere

by Norma Tillman

A private investigator provides the information by which tens of millions of Americans separated by adoption will be able to find a lost relative. Here also are the resources for those needing more information about someone. Whether you are looking for an old friend, a dead-beat dad, a debtor, father/mother or sibling, this is the book that may change your life.

A Guide to Reading the Entire Bible in One Year

by Webb Garrison

Even though there is no better way to let God speak to you, reading the entire Bible-all 66 books and 1,186 chapters-can be intimidating. A Guide to Reading the Entire Bible in One Year overcomes this intimidation by providing a clear, easy-to-follow guide that takes you from Genesis, the book of beginnings, to Revelation, the last book of the Bible.As you discover how God worked in the lives of people in the Bible, you will better understand what difference God can make in your own life. "From the first page to the last," says Webb Garrison, "the Bible offers the incredible story of God's great acts designed to enable folks like us to burst the shackles of humanity."

Grandmother By Another Name

by Carolyn Booth Mindy Henderson

This collection of endearing stories about what we call our grandmothers will give you a smile and warm your heart. Grandmother-related quotes, lists, and anecdotes are also included. Illustrated.

California Trivia

by Lucy Poshek

California Trivia is the who, what, when, where, and how book of the great state of California. Filled with interesting questions and answers about well-known and not so well-known facts of this colorful, historic, and diverse state, California Trivia will provide hours of entertainment and education. Designed for use in a wide variety of settings?home, office, school, parties?it focuses on the history, culture, people, and places of the fascinating Golden State. California Trivia is readily adaptable for use with trivia format games.

Breakfast Inn Style: Historic and Romantic Inns of the Southeast and Their Signature Recipes

by Barbara Wohlford Mary Eley

Taste old-fashioned graciousness, southern gentility, and superb cuisine from some of the South's best B&B and country inn kitchens. Breakfast Inn Style is a remarkable collection of breakfast and brunch dishes from 54 selected historic and out-of-the-way country inns in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Many of the inns are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and some others are nestled in picturesque countrysides.

Ruby on Rails Web Mashup Projects

by Chang Sau Sheong

This book is project-based. The format of each project is similar, with a statement of the project, discussion of the main protocols involved, an overview of the API, and then complete code for building the project. You will be led methodically through concrete steps to build the mashup, with asides to explain the theory behind the code. This book is for Ruby on Rails developers who want to expand the features of their site by consuming remote external data and services. Basic knowledge of Ruby on Rails programming is required but you need not have any experience of any of the APIs used.

Plone 3 Theming

by Veda Williams

This book provides a holistic look at theming Plone sites as well as step-by-step instructions on how to create Plone themes. The book first briefly introduces the concepts and necessary tools and then moves on to describing the concepts needed for customizing templates in Plone. It also provides handy tips and tricks along the way to simplify the theming process. This book is targeted at professional web designers working with Plone who want to create their own unique look and feel for a Plone web site.

Oracle Web Services Manager

by Sitaraman Lakshminarayanan

This is the book for those who want to learn how to: Secure web services Use Oracle WSM to configure web services security It is mainly for Developers and Architects who want to learn how to use Oracle WSM to address the security challenges of web services and those who want to learn how to use Oracle WSM to address their security needs. If you have a basic knowledge of web services then this book will help you understand the need for security and how to use Oracle WSM to address the security challenges.

jQuery Reference Guide

by Jonathan Chaffer

This book is a detailed reference guide, and an invaluable resource for answers to all your jQuery questions. It begins with a real-world jQuery example, which illustrates the structure of a jQuery script. A detailed reference chapter is then presented for each of the main components of jQuery. The book concludes with three reference chapters on jQuery plug-ins: the API for plug-in creation, the Dimensions plug-in, and the Form plug-in. This book is for web developers who want a broad, organized view of all the jQuery library has to offer or a quick reference on their desks to refer to for particular details. The reader needs the basics of HTML and CSS, and should be comfortable with the syntax of JavaScript, but no knowledge of jQuery is assumed. This is not an introductory title and if you are looking to get started with jQuery (or JavaScript libraries in general) then you are looking for Learning jQuery.

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