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This Driver's Manual provides important information about the many services offered by the Registry of Motor Vehicles at our branch locations and through our website at www.mass.gov/rmv. Whether you have questions about the documents you need to apply for a driver's license, how to renew a registration, or when you need to have your vehicle inspected, the answers are all in here.
In this spirited history of the remarkable first four years of the convict settlement of Australia, Thomas Keneally offers us a human view of a fascinating piece of history. Combining the authority of a renowned historian with a brilliant narrative flair, Keneally gives us an inside view of this unprecedented experiment from the perspective of the new colony's governor, Arthur Phillips. Using personal journals and documents, Keneally re-creates the hellish overseas voyage and the challenges Phillips faced upon arrival: unruly convicts, disgruntled officers, bewildered and hostile natives, food shortages, and disease. He also offers captivating portrayals of Aborigines and of convict settlers who were determined to begin their lives anew. A Commonwealth of Thievesimmerses us in the fledgling penal colony and conjures up the thrills and hardships of those first four improbable years.
Earning comparisons to such sci-fi/fantasy greats as Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov, and George R. R. Martin, Peter F. Hamilton is a one-of-a-kind voice in space opera. His interstellar adventures are hugely ambitious, wildly entertaining, and philosophically stimulating. Now Hamilton's centuries-spanning Commonwealth Saga--the linked novels Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained--is available in one epic eBook bundle. Contains a thrilling preview of Peter F. Hamilton's upcoming novel, The Abyss Beyond Dreams, set in the same universe as the Commonwealth Saga. PANDORA'S STAR JUDAS UNCHAINED 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars, contains more than six hundred worlds interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: over one thousand light-years away, a star . . . disappears. Since the location is too distant to reach by wormhole, the Second Chance, a faster-than-light starship commanded by Wilson Kime, a five-times-rejuvenated ex-NASA pilot, is dispatched to learn what has occurred and whether it represents a threat. Opposed to the mission are the Guardians of Selfhood. Shortly after the journey begins, Kime wonders if the crew of the Second Chance has been infiltrated. But soon enough he will have other worries. Halfway across the galaxy, something truly incredible is waiting: a deadly discovery whose unleashing will threaten to destroy the Commonwealth . . . and humanity itself. Praise for the Commonwealth Saga Pandora's Star "Should be high on everyone's reading list . . . You won't be able to put it down."--Nancy Pearl, NPR "An imaginative and stunning tale of the perfect future threatened . . . a book of epic proportions not unlike Frank Herbert's Dune or Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy."--SFRevu "Recommended . . . A large cast of characters, each with his own story, brings depth and variety to this far-future saga."--Library Journal Judas Unchained "An interstellar suspense thriller . . . sweeping in scope and emotional range."--San Antonio Express-News "Hamilton tackles SF the way George R. R. Martin is tackling fantasy. . . . There's a sense of wonder here that's truly unchained."--SF Reviews "Richly satisfying . . . wonderfully imagined . . . Hamilton adroitly leaps from the struggles of one engaging, quirky character to another."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune for the twenty-first century Kristin Ross's new work on the thought and culture of the Communard uprising of 1871 resonates with the motivations and actions of contemporary protest, which has found its most powerful expression in the reclamation of public space. Today's concerns--internationalism, education, the future of labor, the status of art, and ecological theory and practice--frame and inform her carefully researched restaging of the words and actions of individual Communards. This original analysis of an event and its centrifugal effects brings to life the workers in Paris who became revolutionaries, the significance they attributed to their struggle, and the elaboration and continuation of their thought in the encounters that transpired between the insurrection's survivors and supporters like Marx, Kropotkin, and William Morris. The Paris Commune was a laboratory of political invention, important simply and above all for, as Marx reminds us, its own 'working existence.' Communal Luxury allows readers to revisit the intricate workings of an extraordinary experiment.From the Hardcover edition.
Communicate to Inspire answers some of the key practical questions for becoming a better leader, such as: "How do you learn to be yourself, better?" and "What should you examine and how should you articulate your own purpose and values?" Kevin Murray presents a model that charts the leadership process and draws stories from his experience coaching leaders. This book offers principles of leadership communication that address: how to become more audience-centric; how to emphasize values; how to focus on the people leaders need to inspire; what methods and tools to use to try to see the world through their eyes and address their needs; and mastering the art of public speaking. Communicate to Inspire uses charts and information gathered from dozens of successful training programs to determine how to turn a department, division or company into a better listening, faster responding, more innovative entity, just by holding more and better structured conversations.
From high-level business negotiations to casual conversations among friends, every interpersonal interaction is shaped by cultural norms and expectations. Seldom is this more clearly brought to light than in encounters between people from different cultural backgrounds, when dissimilar communication practices may lead to frustration and misunderstanding. This thought-provoking text presents a new framework for understanding the impact of culture on communication and for helping students build intercultural communication competence. With illustrative examples from around the globe, the book shows that verbal and nonverbal communication involves much more than transmitting a particular message it also reflects each participant's self-image, group identifications and values, and privacy and relational needs. Readers learn to move effectively and appropriately through a wide range of transcultural situations by combining culture-specific knowledge with mindful listening and communication skills. Throughout, helpful tables and charts and easy-to-follow guidelines for putting concepts into practice enhance the book's utility for students.
Explains and demonstrates a model for social workers to communicate with persons of color by casting them in the role of experts on their own lives. Emphasis is placed on the beginning stage of the helping process, the information-gathering stage. What happens next is not addressed directly, although there is a lengthy appendix on culturally relevant treatment and interventions. Early chapters address information for achieving the role of a culturally competent social worker. Subsequent chapters outline steps of the interview model based on the ethnographic interviewing work of James Spradley. Includes chapter exercises and illustrations from interviews drawn from the author's practice and published cases. Appendices offer principles and codes of ethics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc. , Portland, Or.
In response to the growing emphasis on clinicians' capacity to practise effective communication, Communicating Quality and Safety in Healthcare provides real-time communication scenarios and interprofessional case studies. The book engages healthcare trainees from across medicine, nursing and allied health services in a comprehensive and probing discussion of the communication demands that confront today's healthcare teams. This book explains the role of communication in mental health, emergency medicine, intensive care, and a wide range of other health service and community care contexts. It emphasises the ways in which patients and clinicians communicate, and how clinicians communicate with one another. The case studies explain why and how communication is critical to good care and healing. Each chapter analyses real-life practice situations, encourages the learner to ask probing questions about these situations, and sets out the principal components and strategies of good communication.
In contrast to traditional approaches of mainstream psycholinguists, the authors of Communicating with One Another approach spontaneous spoken discourse as a dynamic process, rich with structures, patterns, and rules other than conventional grammar and syntax. Daniel C. O'Connell and Sabine Kowal thoroughly critique mainstream psycholinguistics, proposing instead a shift in theoretical focus from experimentation to field observation, from monologue to dialogue, and from the written to the spoken. They invoke four theoretical principles: intersubjectivity, perspectivity, open-endedness, and verbal integrity. Their analyses of historical and original research raise significant questions about the relationship between spoken and written discourse, particularly with regard to transcription and punctuation. With emphasis on political discourse, media interviews, and dramatic performance, the authors review both familiar and unexplored characteristics of spontaneous spoken communication, including: (1) The speaker's use of prosody. (2) The functions of interjections. (3) What fillers do for a living. (4) Turn-taking: Smooth and otherwise. (5) Laughter, applause, and booing: from individual listener to collective audience. (6) Pauses, silence, and the art of listening. The paradigm shift proposed in Communicating with One Another will interest and provoke readers concerned about communicative language use - including psycholinguists, sociolinguists, and anthropological linguists.
A humane approach to dog training, with an easy-to-use 20-word language of commands, and clear, simple hand signals.
This book helps students to identify and analyze the ethical and social responsibility of communicators; to identify the components of the communication process and their functions; to explain the importance of effective communication skills in personal, professional, and social contexts; to recognize audience as an important element in building responsible communication skills and to realize the importance and impact of both verbal and nonverbal communication.
This intercultural communication text gives readers an understanding and appreciation of different cultures and helps them develop practical skills for improving their communication with people from other cultures.
Designed to help those studying speech-language pathology, this highly useful workbook is both an introduction to the basic concepts and a teaching tool to develop and test students' knowledge. Frequently encountered communication disorders are included, as are conditions less commonly found in speech-language pathology curricula but which feature increasingly in clinical caseloads. The book features: - 330 short-answer questions help students to develop knowledge of the causes and features of communication disorders - 60 data analysis exercises give students practice in analysing clinical linguistic data - Full answers to the exercises are provided, saving the lecturer time in devising responses; students can use the responses to test their own knowledge and understanding - A detailed glossary of terms makes the text self-contained, avoiding the need to consult other sources for explanations - Suggestions for further reading are provided for each chapter.
Get ahead in your personal and professional life with crowd-pleasing communication skillsPacked with advice on improving verbal and non-verbal communication skills alike, Communication Essentials For Dummies is a comprehensive, approachable guide to communication no one should be without. Utilising a core range of simple skills, this friendly guide shows you how easy it is to communicate effectively. You'll find out how to listen actively, establish rapport, communicate with credibility, manage communication in difficult situations and converse with ease using modern technology -- and lots more.Great communication skills can make all the difference in your personal and professional life, but for those who tend to get a bit tongue-tied under pressure or just have a hard time asserting themselves, voicing thoughts coherently and confidently can be a sweat-inducing experience. Here, expert author Elizabeth Kuhnke takes the intimidation out of communication by sharing her top tips for successful communication in any situation.Discover how to get ahead in the workplace by mastering your communication skillsRealise the benefits of active listening and the value of establishing rapportUnderstand how the use of effective communication skills can help you secure a new job offerRecognise how to use effective communication to negotiate your way to personal and professional successWhether you're looking to climb the corporate ladder, take on a new professional challenge or just want to improve your communication skills in personal and professional relationships, Communication Essentials For Dummies will have you listening, voicing and articulating your way to success in no time.
Everything you love about writing and grammar just got smaller! Introducing Prentice Hall Writing and Grammar Communication in Action Handbook Edition. Seamlessly integrate Prentice Hall Literature and the Writing and Grammar Handbook through easy-to-use cross-references!
Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies by Richard G. Jones, Jr. overviews the time-tested conceptual foundations of the field, while incorporating the latest research and cutting-edge applications of these basics. Each chapter will include timely, concrete, and real-life examples of communication concepts in action. A key feature of this book is the integration of content regarding diversity and organizational communication in each chapter through examples and/or discrete sub-sections. Discussions of diversity are not relegated to feature boxes. Also integrated into the content are examples that are inclusive in terms of race, gender, sexuality, ability, age, marital status, religion, and other diverse identity characteristics.
About This Book Discover your voice in order to effectively influence those around you Get ahead in the business world by building up your toolkit of communication skills Develop meaningful relationships and leverage them through effective communication Explore the secrets of effective listening, essential for successful business relationships Who This Book Is For If you identify as introvert and are ambitious and determined to succeed in business but you are finding it difficult to find your voice, this easy-to-use and friendly book is for you. In Detail If you are an introvert, tired of playing by extrovert rules in business communications, now you can finally find your voice and be heard. Patricia Weber is an internationally recognized expert on radio and in print as supporting and inspiring introverts, since 2006. She is a Coachville coach graduate, a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, an award winning top-selling salesperson and sales manager, and a two-time award winner of Peninsula Women's Networker of the Year (only the second member in its 30 years to receive this award twice). Learn how to successfully get your ideas heard in business by employing the Introvert's Toolkit. Discover what natural strengths you have and how you can enhance them through real-world scenarios and techniques to get yourself using business communication effectively. Starting with a personal assessment, every chapter builds up your confidence when communicating by employing a mix of tips and techniques, creating inspired actions plans, and expanding on the strengths and skills you already possess. We cover a variety of areas from essential communication skills through to developing negotiation skills and conflict management - everything you need to succeed in any business setting. This guide will provide any motivated introvert with the necessary tools to build extensive communication skills and forge ahead and fulfil their potential in what many label as a more extroverted business world.
An exciting new textbook program that provides real-life scenarios for discussions, case studies, and student worker profiles to help build the skills that the world of work demands.
In Communion, hooks, answers all of our questions about the place of love in a woman's life. With her trademark commanding and lucid language, hooks explores the ways ideas about women and love were changed by feminist movement, by our full participation in the workforce, and by the culture of self-help. Her penetrating words silence our fears about becoming women who love too much, yet they also challenge us. Her words stir us to devote as much of ourselves to love, to loving our partners, our bodies, our pasts, our parents, as we do our careers and our independence.
A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into humans' relationships with animals and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live. Contributors examine Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, African religions, traditions from ancient Egypt and early China, and Native American, indigenous Tibetan, and Australian Aboriginal traditions, among others. They explore issues such as animal consciousness, suffering, sacrifice, and stewardship in innovative methodological ways. They also address contemporary challenges relating to law, biotechnology, social justice, and the environment. By grappling with the nature and ideological features of various religious views, the contributors cast religious teachings and practices in a new light. They reveal how we either intentionally or inadvertently marginalize "others," whether they are human or otherwise, reflecting on the ways in which we assign value to living beings. Though it is an ancient concern, the topic of "Religion and Animals" has yet to be systematically studied by modern scholars. This groundbreaking collection takes the first steps toward a meaningful analysis.
Neale Donald Walsch has changed the way the world thinks about God. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages, and his Conversations with God series, book 1, book 2, and book 3, have all been New York Times bestsellers-book 1 for over two years.<P> In the Conversations books, Walsch shared with his readers the beginning of a sacred relationship, as he began an exchange with God on everything from love and faith, to life and death, and good and evil. And then, as Walsch recounted in Friendship with God, something else extraordinary began to happen. His relationship with God began to strengthen and deepen, just as our own relationships do, into a friendship.<P> Now in Communion with God, his most richly intimate book yet, Walsh discovers how to elevate that friendship to a state of communion. In this blueprint for seekers, he reveals The Ten Illusions of Man--the misconceptions we hold about ourselves and our world and our God. He describes with striking clarity how we might heal the great divide that has arisen from these illusions. And as he explores the true meaning of bringing God into our everyday lives, of having the courage of our convictions, Walsch shows us that we can only break free from our illusions when we act always from a place of deep fellowship with all that is holy--a place of communion with God.
Dr. R. J. K. Law has produced a splendidly readable abridgment of one of the greatest Christian classics of all time, bringing Owen's rich teaching to a much wider readership.
Gentle Thursday was not so gentle to Anne-Charlotte or her baby. Four Fedrobots came and took the baby away. Later they charged Anne-Charlotte with high treason against humankind because the baby was needed as a Communipath.
Pipes, a celebrated historian of Russia (he's now emeritus at Harvard U. ), offers a lucid and compelling analysis of the theory, development, history, and inherent problems with Communism. The strength of the book comes from the author's detailed knowledge of Russian history which has been mined for a constant flow of specific proofs to enrich the arguments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
"We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who abandon this hypothesis immediately resign themselves to the market economy, to parliamentary democracy--the form of state suited to capitalism--and to the inevitable and 'natural' character of the most monstrous inequalities."--Alain Badiou Alain Badiou's "communist hypothesis," first stated in 2008, cut through the cant and compromises of the past twenty years to reconceptualize the Left. The hypothesis is a fresh demand for universal emancipation and a galvanizing call to arms. Anyone concerned with the future of the planet needs to reckon with the ideas outlined within this book.From the Hardcover edition.
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