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A history of electric cars.
Empowers parents of children with ADHD by giving them a step-by-step plan for behavior management, hard data on diagnosis and treatment, strategies for helping children succeed at school and in social situations, and information on advances in genetic and neurological research that enhance understanding of the causes of ADHD. Includes an annotated list of books, organizations, and Internet resources. This edition is revised to incorporate the most current information. Barkley is director of psychology and professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
For adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions can make daily life an uphill battle. Fortunately, effective help is out there. No one is a better guide to how to get the best care and what sufferers can do for themselves than renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their harmful impact. Readers get hands-on self-assessment tools and skills-building exercises, plus clear answers to frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments. Specific techniques are presented for overcoming challenges in critical areas where people with the disorder often struggle work, finances, relationships, and more. Finally, an authoritative one-stop resource for adults with ADHD who are ready to take back their lives.
This straight-talking book-grounded in over 25 years of experience-has already helped many tens of thousands of readers understand and manage destructive anger in all its forms. Anger expert Dr. Robert Nay guides you to Figure out which of the five "faces of anger" are a problem for you, from passive-aggression to all-out rage. Recognize the early warning signs of anger in your physical sensations and thoughts. Master cooling-off strategies that work in the heat of the moment. Identify and change unrealistic expectations you have for yourself and other people. Communicate effectively when differences arise. Practice your new skills in everyday life-until they become second nature. The second edition includes a new chapter on forgiveness, plus updated examples and resources. If anger is getting in the way of your goals-or disrupting the relationships most precious to you-the time to make changes is now.
This book provides practical, up-to-date information to develop an effective personal strategy for managing the symptoms of asthma. Dr. Betty Wray the asthma expert outlines specific steps that can take to control and reduce the severity of attacks.
By leading you through group workshops and real life examples, this textbook helps you learn the study habits and test-taking secrets that have enabled countless others get better grades.
When Patrick Morris's parents forbid him to do anything other than school work, he thinks they are ruining his life and decides to run away. Will Patrick's parents find him before he gets into serious trouble?
How to balance the demands of work and personal life. Apply the tools and techniques in this book to meet contemporary time challenges and balance the demands of work and personal life. Now packed with exercises and application tools, this up-to-the-minute revision of the classic gives you proven time management strategies to increase your productivity and your efficiency. Youï¿½ll discover how to use effective systems for setting and achieving your goals and reducing on-the-job stress. You will learn how to: ï¿½ Conduct a personal time audit ï¿½ Conquer time wasters, including pitfalls of e-mail, cell phones, and the Internet ï¿½ Delegate appropriately and effectively ï¿½ Set SMART goals and establish priorities ï¿½ Uncover the time you need for planning, supervising, and decision making ï¿½ Manage information overload and avoid ï¿½wired stressï¿½ ï¿½ Schedule and conduct well-run meetings that focus on effective actions and goals ï¿½ Maximize the returns on your telephone, travel, and meeting times ï¿½ Use team time more productively ï¿½ Set up and implement a Time Management Plan ï¿½ Make changes that will reduce stress and add balance to your life
"When Jesus calls us to follow him, he is not looking for occasional use of our gifts ... he wants our lives." With this bold challenge, Tom Sine calls on today's Christians to recapture the total commitment of first-century disciples who truly lived out their faith in answer to Christ's call. Such a radical biblical view of God's kingdom has implications touching every area of a Christian's life as well as a far-reaching effect on the larger mission of the church. Sine urges churches to set aside self-involved agendas to seek God's will in a world of exploding needs. They are encouraged to become agents of change in their communities, to improve the plight of needy persons with a "hand-up" rather than a handout. As individuals and study groups read how Christians have placed concern for God's kingdom above personal desires, they will be stimulated to think deeply about their responses to Christ's invitation "Follow me."
"Both what you run from -- and what you yearn for -- are within you." --Anthony de Mello, S.J.In the tradition of his bestselling Song of the Bird, de Mello has written these story meditations as stepping stones toward a spiritual life based on self-knowledge and understanding.This book contains over 250 stories, grouped under the themes of Prayer, Awareness, Religion, Grace, "Saints," Self, Love, and Truth. Although derived from a variety of countries and cultures, these tales share the spiritual heritage and popular humor of the entire human race. As he does so skillfully in his other books, de Mello uses the medium of the story to enable his readers to work through their problems and arrive at essential Truth. With each seemingly simple anecdote comes a lesson powerful enough to break down barriers that limit self-understanding -- which in turn fosters a better understanding of others, in all situations in life. "Even if you read the stories in this book only for the entertainment," he warns, "there is no guarantee that an occasional story will not slip through your defenses and explode when you least expect it to."Taking Flight offers a joyful, transcendental experience. De Mello pilots a spiritual journey with the skill of a true master.
The commercial aviation industry is a major part of the U.S. transportation infrastructure and a key contributor to the nation's economy. The industry is facing the effects of a reduced role by the military as a source of high-quality trained personnel, particularly pilots and mechanics. At the same time, it is facing the challenges of a changing American workforce.This book is a study of the civilian training and education programs needed to satisfy the work-force requirements of the commercial aviation industry in the year 2000 and beyond, with particular emphasis on issues related to access to aviation careers by women and minorities.
The autobiography of the young girl who learned to fly at age 10 and 2 years later piloted a plane across the Atlantic.
When Glory James's boss catches her having sex with a client at the office, she expects to get reprimanded, not Bruce Davies's revelation that he wants her, too. Even more shocking is his confession that he likes to be told what to do in bed-and that Glory is aroused by the idea. . .
A true story of the author's loss of vision as a young woman and of her adaptation to blindness.
His two best girls Four years after his wife's death, Dr. Jamie Brennan still devoted his energies to just two things: his job, and his daughter, Harriet. Another female in his life was bound to complicate matters! So when vibrant Sarah Jackson joined Southbury Hospital as the new midwife, his instant attraction to her took him by surprise. Emerald-eyed Sarah was proving hard to resist, though placating a jealous daughter was proving harder still. Could Jamie convince Harriet that it was time to look to the future? And how would he cope when he learned of Sarah's connection with his past?
C. Wright Mills (1916-1962) was a pathbreaking intellectual who transformed the independent American Left in the 1940s and 1950s. Often challenging the established ideologies and approaches of fellow leftist thinkers, Mills was central to creating and developing the idea of the "public intellectual" in postwar America and laid the political foundations for the rise of the New Left in the 1960s. Written by Stanley Aronowitz, a leading sociologist and critic of American culture and politics, Taking It Big reconstructs this icon's formation and the new dimension of American political life that followed his work. Aronowitz revisits Mills's education and its role in shaping his outlook and intellectual restlessness. Mills defined himself as a maverick, and Aronowitz tests this claim (which has been challenged in recent years) against the work and thought of his contemporaries. Aronowitz describes Mills's growing circle of contacts among the New York Intellectuals and his efforts to reenergize the Left by encouraging a fundamentally new theoretical orientation centered on more ambitious critiques of U.S. society. Blurring the rigid boundaries among philosophy, history, and social theory and between traditional orthodoxies and the radical imagination, Mills became one of the most admired and controversial thinkers of his time and was instrumental in inspiring the student and antiwar movements of the 1960s. In this book, Aronowitz not only reclaims this critical thinker's reputation but also emphasizes his ongoing significance to debates on power in American democracy.
"Taking Lottie Home is a story of generations bound inexplicably together by ""the odd way that life, or circumstance, bumps people around, sends them colliding into one another. " It is an elegantly written story of love given, love returned, and love remembered that no reader will ever forget. When Foster Lanier and Ben Phelps are released from a professional baseball team in 1904, it is the only experience they have in common until they meet a runaway--a girl-woman named Lottie Parker--on the train that takes them from Augusta, Georgia, and away from their dreams of greatness. Foster will marry her and father her son. Ben will escort her home. And Lottie will change the lives of everyone she meets from the day she runs away until she finally finds the place where she belongs. The story of Lottie reveals the life of a rare woman who never completely loses the innocence of her dreams--although she leaves home as a prostitute and works the girlie tent in a traveling carnival. Her marriage to Foster and the birth of her son are part of her dream. Having Ben care for her following Foster's death, bei
The Taking of Getty Oil: The Full Story of the Most Spectacular and Catastrophic Takeover of All Timeby Steve Coll
This book is about the family dispute on Getty Oil Company after the death J. Paul Getty's death in 1976.
A series of poems reflect the thoughts of school officials, parents, police, and especially a class of seniors who have been taken hostage by their high school history teacher.
When Wendy Pabich received a monthly water bill for 30,000 gallons (for a household of two people and one dog), she was chagrined. After all, she is an expert on sustainable water use. So she set out to make a change. Taking on Water is the story of the author's personal quest to extract and implement, from a dizzying soup of data and analysis, day-to-day solutions to reduce water use in her life. She sets out to examine the water footprint of the products she consumes, process her own wastewater onsite, revamp the water and energy systems in her home, and make appropriate choices in order to swim the swim. Part memoir, part investigation, part solution manual, the book is filled with ruminations on philosophy, science, facts, figures, and personal behavioral insights; metrics, both serious and humorous, to track progress; and guidelines for the general public for making small (or perhaps monumental) but important changes in their own lives. Told with humor and grace, Taking on Water offers a raw account of how deep we need to dig to change our wasteful ways.
Mixing business and pleasure was out of the question for Connor Templeton. Except with Kristy Neumeyer, he was reassessing his options. The spirited widow of twin little girls had her hands full with a ramshackle waterfront resort. But for some reason Connor, the real-estate raider, was helping her restore the building instead of bulldozing it!Could the take-no-prisoners tycoon be assuming the role of chairman of Kristy's family? More important, were Kristy and her girls preparing for a hostile takeover of Connor's bankrupt heart. . . '
Could she risk her daughter? It had been six years since Verity Summers had fallen in love with newly qualified doctor Benedict Jackson. Although intense, their relationship hadn't lasted, and Benedict had left to take up a new post, unaware that Verity was to be the mother of their daughter. But now Benedict was returning to London-to St. Jude's Hospital, where Verity was a theater nurse. Verity was certain she could control the feelings she still harbored for him. But could she-did she want to-hide the truth about their daughter?
In Toni Aleo's exhilarating Loveswept debut, the first in a series featuring the hockey hunks of the Nashville Assassins, a reformed bad boy helps a charming, willful woman face off against the demons of her past. No matter how hard she tries, Elleanor Fisher never thinks she's good enough, from her job to her weight to her love life. After enduring years of abuse at the hands of an ex-boyfriend, Elli has been drifting through life in a daze. Until, that is, she meets Shea Adler on a promotional shoot for the NHL's Nashville Assassins. Before Elli knows what's happening, the gorgeous Shea breaks the ice and shatters her world. A brilliant athlete inside the rink, Shea Adler is tired of the life he's living outside of it: the women, the money, the drinking. But everything changes when he meets Elli. After laying eyes on this feisty, witty, beautiful woman, he feels like he's just taken the hardest hit of his life. No matter how skeptical she is, Shea knows they are meant to be together--if only he can convince Elli to put her insecurities aside before she misses out on a shot at love.Praise for Toni Aleo's Nashville Assassins romances "Aleo melts the ice and hits it into the net with her Assassins series."--Award-winning author Jami Davenport "Taking Shots is really the whole package. You get romance, humor, steamy sex, drama, and then it all wraps up with a great conclusion. I am amazed that this is Toni's first book. She has come out in a huge way. I can't wait to read more from her. Don't hesitate for a moment to grab this book."--Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews "A little steamy, a little heartbreaking, and a whole lot of fanning yourself are in order this time around readers. Are your cheeks feeling a little pink yet? Get used to the feeling."--Dreaming in the Pages, on Trying to Score "Empty Net is an honest, heartwarming, endearing story. . . . Toni Aleo doesn't just write a story. She gives you the ability to experience the journey of her characters right along with them. Her stories are enveloped with passion, emotion, humor, love; and let me tell you, that girl knows how to write a sex scene that just makes you sweat!"--Guilty Pleasures Book Review "Sexy and riveting . . . the perfect combination of love and lust."--USA Today bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, on Blue Lines Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Trying to Score and Empty Net.
Fourteen-year-old Lincoln Mendoza, an aspiring basketball player, must come to terms with his divided loyalties when he moves from the Hispanic inner city to a white suburban neighborhood.
The Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions. Taking Sides readers feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides in the Classroom is also an excellent instructor resource.
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