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"Marge Piercy is a raw, tough, willfull, magnificent novelist."THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITO RSet against the early days of the modern feminist movement, SMALL CHANGES tells the story of sensual Miriam Berg, who trades her doctorate for marriage and security, but still hungers for a life of her own, and shy, frightened Beth who is running from the life Miriam seeks and into a new world of different ideas and a different kind of love.....
An easy-to-start, simple-to-maintain, scientifically sound, and eminently usable twelve-week program of small steps on the road to better health Small Changes, Big Resultsis not about cutting all the carbohydrates out of your diet. Or replacing every single gram of sugar with omega-3 fatty acids. It's not about doing one hundred sit-ups a day, or getting on the treadmill whenever you have a free second. In fact, it's not about any of the total lifestyle-replacement gimmicks--whether diet, exercise, or pop psychology--that have swept our culture in recent years, putting untold millions of Americans on the risky roller coaster of success and failure that defines fad diets and programs. Not here. Small Changes, Big Resultsis about reality--the reality of what you can do, the reality of what you want to do, and the reality of what works. It's about introducing a series of small changes each week for three months in the three core areas of diet and nutrition; exercise and fitness; and emotional wellness. For each of the twelve weeks, nutritionist Ellie Krieger introduces a very finite, completely practical action plan for the week--and not only are these tasks incredibly doable, they're in fact so accessible that it's tough not to be inspired. For example, in Week 1 the nutrition task is merely to go shopping, buy some healthful pantry items, and start keeping track of what you eat; the exercise consists of taking three twenty-minute walks; and the wellness aspect is to do a five-minute breathing exercise. That's it. And it doesn't really get any harder. But these small changes do in fact lead to big results. At the end of twelve weeks, a totally unhealthy diet has been overhauled: armed with easy, delicious recipes and tips, you've removed unhelpful munchies and replaced them with healthful snacking, you've cut down on lethal trans fats while adding beneficial fat choices, you've replaced refined grains with whole grains, you're eating more fish and less red meat, and so forth. Yet you've never been forbidden to eat a single thing: instead of prohibiting entire food groups, Ellie categorizes foods asUsually, Sometimes, and Rarely--and now you should be eating more from theUsuallychoices, less from theRarelycategory. Furthermore, you've integrated physical activity into your life, and you've developed a set of tools to help you deal with stress--you're not only eating better, but you're also exercising better and feeling better. The beauty of this program is that none of these action steps is remotely intimidating, because they're not a full immersion into a totally new lifestyle. Instead, it's a series of incremental changes--removing bad habits one by one, while at the same time adding good ones. There's nothing to scare you off--on the contrary, here's a whole book full of small changes that produce big results. From the Hardcover edition.
A well-intentioned English family unwittingly becomes complicit in state violence while traveling through China. A ploddingly respectable London lawyer chances upon a stash of cocaine and realizes it offers the wealth and status he's always hungered for. A salesman in Africa gets caught up in a riot, and a Palestinian suicide bomber has a moment of self-doubt. Kneale transports readers across continents in a nanosecond, reaching to the heart of faraway societies with rare perceptiveness. With wry humor and razor-sharp satire, these twelve thought-provoking stories illuminate the moral uncertainty of our time.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Dawn is upset because, to her, she seems to small to do anything. Then, she learns that by practicing, she can do anything she wants to do.
They watch our every move, study our habits, judge our moods, and time our activities. They plot elaborate subterfuges to manipulate us into doing their bidding and trick us into participating in their nefarious schemes. They charm us into loving them. They are our dogs. Genevieve, a brilliant seven-pound papillon who dares to break the canine code of silence, invites you into the inner sanctum of dogdom in this hilarious exposé about what dogs really think of their people. In her bitingly funny memoir, Genevieve reveals canine secrets never before shared with humans while also passing on her devious tricks-of-the-trade to her legions of furry pupils. In Small Dog, Big Life, Genevieve sinks her teeth into such topics as driving tips for dogs, the tragedy of doorbells in TV commercials, measuring the intelligence of humans, finding a reason for cats, how prehistoric dogs saved the caveman's bacon, converting your house into an agility course, and productive kitchen behavior. Throughout, Genevieve unleashes a scathing analysis of human culture that will have sociologists all over the world looking for new jobs, while inspiring canines everywhere to rise up and assume their rightful places as heads of the household. Insightful, entertaining, and peppered with sophistication, wit, and charm, Small Dog, Big Life is not only for animal lovers of all ages but for anyone who appreciates an ironic sense of humor. And, ultimately, through Genevieve's "words," it is a celebration of the wondrous and loving relationship between dogs and their people.
Small Engines Workbook contains procedures commonly practiced in industry and the trade.
Steven Kotler was forty years old and facing an existential crisis--which made him not too different from just about every other middle-aged guy in Los Angeles. Then he met Joy, a woman devoted to the cause of canine rescue. "Love me, love my dogs," was her rule, and not having any better ideas, Steven took it to heart. Together with their pack of eight dogs--then fifteen dogs, then twenty-five dogs, then, well, they lost count--Steven and Joy bought a tiny farm in a tiny town in rural New Mexico and started the Rancho de Chihuahua, a sanctuary for dogs with special needs. While dog rescue is one of the largest underground movements in America, it is also one of the least understood. This insider look at the cult and culture of dog rescue begins with Kotler's personal experience working with an ever-peculiar pack of dogs and becomes a much deeper investigation into exactly what it means to devote one's life to the furry and the four-legged. Along the way, Kotler combs through every aspect of canine-human relations, from human's long history with dogs through brand new research into the neuroscience of canine companionship, in the end discovering why living in a world of dogs may be the best way to uncover the truth about what it really means to be human.
Completed just months before Patricia Highsmith's death in 1995, "Small g" explores the labyrinthine intricacies of passion, sexuality, and jealousy in a kinky, charming tale of love misdirected, written in a style and form few knew were part of Highsmith's range.
A tragic saga set at the turn of the 18th century; a poverty-stricken family struggles to survive against unimaginable odds. Set just after the Napoleonic wars, Small Gains is the story of Clara, a true heroine who struggles to keep her head above water in a time of poverty and prejudice. Nat, the cruel but incredibly attractive son of the local rich family, turns both Clara and her family's lives upside down, both in the world of racing and in the flushes of first love. And with the threat of tuberculosis hanging over them all, Clara faces up to her extraordinary life and loves with certainty and passion. This is a powerful novel - the story that Jane Austen never told.
Small Gas Engines provides practical information about the construction and operation of small two- and four-cycle gasoline engines. Detailed information about specific maintenance, lubrication, troubleshooting, service, rebuilding, and repair is presented. The text is written in clear, nontechnical language and includes information that is invaluable to anyone interested in servicing small gas engines. The Workbook is organized to follow the textbook on a chapter-by-chapter basis, providing questions to help the student review the material presented in the chapter. This supplement is a consumable resource, designed with perforated pages so that a given chapter can be removed and turned in for grading or checking.
Tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood from the perspective of the wolf.
America's once-vibrant small-to-midsize cities--Syracuse, Worcester, Akron, Flint, Rockford, and others--increasingly resemble urban wastelands. Gutted by deindustrialization, outsourcing, and middle-class flight, disproportionately devastated by metro freeway systems that laid waste to the urban fabric and displaced the working poor, and struggling with pockets of poverty reminiscent of postcolonial squalor, small industrial cities--as a class--have become invisible to a public distracted by the Wall Street (big city) versus Main Street (small town) matchup. These cities would seem to be part of America's past, not its future. And yet, journalist and historian Catherine Tumber argues in this provocative book, America's gritty Rust Belt cities could play a central role in a greener, low-carbon, relocalized future. As we wean ourselves from fossil fuels and realize the environmental costs of suburban sprawl, we will see that small cities offer many assets for sustainable living not shared by their big city or small town counterparts: population density (and the capacity for more); fertile, nearby farmland available for local agriculture, windmills, and solar farms; and manufacturing infrastructure and workforce skill that can be repurposed for the production of renewable technology. Tumber, who has spent much of her life in Rust Belt cities, traveled to twenty-five cities in the Northeast and Midwest--from Buffalo to Peoria to Detroit to Rochester--interviewing planners, city officials, and activists, and weaving their stories into this exploration of small-scale urbanism. Smaller cities can be a critical part of a sustainable future and a productive green economy. Small, Gritty, and Green will help us develop the moral and political imagination we need to realize this.
What are the characteristics of a cohesive group? What are the attributes of a good leader? What are the hidden agendas that govern certain group dynamics? Everyone needs a basic introduction into group dynamics in order to interact with the people in their personal and professional community. Small Groups is a practical hands-on approach to group dynamics. People in the various helping professions, as well as other professionals and lay citizens, will find in this book the appropriate conceptual knowledge and practical skills needed for effective small group leadership.<p> In addition to considering the theories of leadership and group process as well as the attributes and roles of leaders, the author applies the information in a practical step-by-step manner. He also introduces new programs on assertiveness and awareness. Topics include: group development, group dimensions, goals and norms, leadership attributes and techniques, ethics and multiculturalism, and self-help groups.
Small is Beautiful is the perfect antidote to the economics of globalization. As relevant today as when it was first published, this is a landmark set of essays on humanistic economics. This 25th anniversary edition brings Schumacher's ideas into focus for the end-of-the-century by adding commentaries by contemporary thinkers who have been influenced by Schumacher. They analyze the impact of his philosophy on current political and economic thought. Small is Beautiful is the classic of common sense economics upon which many recent trends in our society are founded. This is economics from the heart rather than from just the bottom line. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
American business consultant Shuman explains the devastation giant multinational corporation wreak on local economies and societies, the alternative of local ownership and import substitution, and the competitive advantage of being small. Then he suggests how consumers, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, community builders, and even globalizers can help. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Kincaid's book appraises the small island of Antigua in the British West Indies where she grew up and makes vivid the impact of European colonization and tourism.
This is a new edition of an introductory anthropology textbook for undergraduates. Eriksen (social anthropology, U. of Oslo) focuses on such central topics as kinship, ethnicity, ritual, and political systems, and offers examples that demonstrate the scope of anthropology and the basic approaches of the discipline. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Trained pastry chef, blogger, and mother of two Aran Goyoaga turned to gluten-free cooking when she and her children were diagnosed with gluten intolerance. Combining the flavors of her childhood in Bilbao, Spain, with unique artistry and the informal elegance of small-plate dining, Aran has sacrificed nothing.Dishes range from soups and salads to savory tarts and stews to her signature desserts. With delicate, flavorful, and naturally gluten-free recipes arranged by season, and the author's gorgeously sun-filled food photography throughout, SMALL PLATES AND SWEET TREATS will bring the magic of Aran's home to yours.Fans of Cannelle et Vanille, those with gluten allergies, and cookbook enthusiasts looking for something new and special will all be attracted to this breathtaking book.
How the central characters students and teachers react to the crisis and what effect the scandal has on their personal and professional lives are the central motifs of May Sarton's sensitive, probing novel.
A true story about Diane Downs who shot her 3 children in cold blood.
This book was compiled from those contributions given at the 7th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, May 4-8, 2009, Berlin (IAA - International Academy of Astronautics) which are representative for the new developments and trends in the area of small satellites for Earth observation. They reflect the potentials of a diversity of missions and related technologies. They may be based on national projects or international co-operations, single satellites of constellations, pico-, nano-, micro- or mini-satellites, developed by companies, research institutions or agencies. The main focus is on new missions to monitor our Earth's resources (chapter 1), and the environment in which our Earth is embedded (chapter 2). Chapter 3 deals with distributed space systems, the unique feature of small satellites. The university satellites chapter (chapter 4) shows the high quality which is already reached by some of the universities worldwide. Chapter 5 gives insight into new developments in the fields of instruments and technologies. The last two chapters (chapters 6, 7) deal with subjects, necessary to make use of the data coming from the satellite systems: attitude and position
An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers
From mediabistro.com, the media industry's most well-respected source for jobs, professional development, and community, this inside-the-business guide gives you the knowledge and tools you need to infiltrate Hollywood and land a job as a TV writer. That's right--Small Screen, Big Picture gives you a competitive edge over millions of other aspiring writers who share your talent, creativity, and determination . . . because after reading these pages, you'll have the one thing they lack: an understanding of the business of television.This journey into Hollywood's inner workings not only details how networks, studios, and production companies work together, it teaches you how the process affects the creation and writing of TV series, how shows make money, and--ultimately--how you can use this information to break into the industry. You'll learn:* What really goes on in the inner sanctum of the writers' room--and how to be a part of it* How today's TV business model works--and how rapidly it's changing * Who has the power to buy a show idea--and how to pitch your own* How new media formats are changing television--and how to use them to your advantage* Which jobs will kick-start your TV writing career--and how to get hired * And much more . . .Armed with this solid foundation of knowledge, you'll be ready to plan your entry into the industry and begin your successful TV writing career.
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