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WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY ADAM COHEN OF THE NEW YORK TIMES<P><P> Perhaps Studs Terkel's best-known book, Working is a compelling look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews with everyone from a gravedigger to a studio head, from a policeman to a piano tuner, this book provides an enduring portrait of people's feelings about their working lives.
It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it - dead or alive. Bryn Davis knows working at Fairview Mortuary isn't the most glamorous career choice, but at least it offers stable employment - until she discovers her bosses using a drug that resurrects the clientele . . . as part of an extortion racket. Now Bryn faces being terminated (literally) with extreme prejudice. With the assistance of corporate double agent Patrick McCallister, Bryn has a chance to take down the bigger problem - pharmaceutical company Pharmadene, which treats death as the ultimate corporate loyalty program. She'd better do it fast before she becomes a zombie slave - a real working stiff. She'd be better off dead . . . 'As swift, sassy and sexy as Laurell K. Hamilton'MARY JO PUTNEY
A Working Stiff's Manifesto: A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I Quit, Nine That Fired Me, and Three I Can't Rememberby Iain Levison
A humorous memoir of working in dead-end jobs around the United States. The author classifies work into two categories: jobs he's not qualified for, and jobs he doesn't want. Despite these obstacles, he finds himself having had 42 jobs over ten years, from fish cutter to computer wirer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Do you have what it takes to succeed in your career?The secret of success is not what they taught you in school. What matters most is not IQ, not a business school degree, not even technical know-how or years of expertise. The single most important factor in job performance and advancement is emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is actually a set of skills that anyone can acquire, and in this practical guide, Daniel Goleman identifies them, explains their importance, and shows how they can be fostered.For leaders, emotional intelligence is almost 90 percent of what sets stars apart from the mediocre. As Goleman documents, it's the essential ingredient for reaching and staying at the top in any field, even in high-tech careers. And organizations that learn to operate in emotionally intelligent ways are the companies that will remain vital and dynamic in the competitive marketplace of today--and the future.
This is your complete guide to hiring independent contractors to meet your business needs, from making sure you comply with state labor and antidiscrimination laws to protecting your intellectual property to drafting and signing agreements. Working With Independent Contractors also has everything you need to know to make sure that any independent contractor you hire is not considered your employee. Lawsuits in this area are very expensive. This book educates employers about how to hire employees legally, without risking legal trouble. With this book you can avoid misclassifying workers and learn how to: - create a valid contract - assess who qualifies as an independent contractor, and - handle an IRS audit Includes all the legal forms you need, all forms are now downladable at nolo.com.
Working with Parents of Anxious Children: Therapeutic Strategies for Encouraging Communication, Coping & Changeby Christopher Mccurry
Changing the parent-child dynamic to improve anxiety symptoms. The topic of anxious children is on the front burner these days, both among parents and mental health professionals, and its only gaining attention as more and more clinicians are presented with anxious kids in their practices. Anxiety symptoms--whether panic, OCD, phobias, social or separation anxiety--are one of the primary reasons parents seek help from a mental health professional for their child. And yet, parents may unintentionally reward or encourage the problem through their own behavior (overprotection on the one hand, punishment on the other, or avoidance of all possible anxiety-provoking situations). This book will tackle that very issue, exploring the critical parent-child "dance" at the center of child development and uncovering how, with the proper knowledge and tools at hand, therapists can guide parents in changing their dynamic so anxious outbursts are reduced and a child's confidence and growth are better supported. A range of techniques that therapists can teach parents will be presented, including how to "change the choreography"--the parent-child dynamic--and how to work with "goodness of fit", or temperamental differences between a parent and a child. Parent management training and parent-child interaction training strategies will also be provided.
The book helps students prepare for a career in early childhood education. It teaches practical techniques to guide children through a variety of daily experiences in safe, educational ways. It also includes an overview of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional characteristics of young children.
Workshop Statistics emphasizes doing statistics as a way of learning statistics concepts and techniques. It assumes the use of the TI-83 graphing calculator. The "workshop approach" builds upon analysis of genuine data and provides practical experience. Unique in its format, an extensive series of over 90 practical activities and exercises leads students to discover statistical concepts, explore statistical principles, and apply statistical techniques. The book is widely praised as being one of the most innovative introductory texts for learning statistics.
In a collection of musings that is as much historical record and a memoir, Coleen Grissom provides a unique view of life on and off an American university campus. As an administrator and faculty member at Trinity University in San Antonio for over five decades, Grissom has seen the feminist movement take hold, the sexual revolution take off, and the tragic deaths of students, friends, and family. Her honest, witty, and acerbic words have urged students, their parents, and the community at large to become lifelong readers and to aspire to a life well-lived.
Funny, comforting, surprising, the words in this book explore our lives with dogs: dogs who befriend us; dogs who annoy, perplex, and accept us. Teens speak for themselves in honest and forthright essays while Joyce Sidman's insightful poems further express the bond between dog and teen: how days of crowded hallways, pointless assignments, and blinding crushes are brought to balance by our dogs. For as Doug Mindell's winning photographs confirm, at the end of the day, waiting at home, there is always Dog--full of hope and companionship.
A timeless collection of wisdom on love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty from the man who has been a friend to generations of AmericansThere are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. The World According to Mister Rogers distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure. An inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights--with sections devoted to love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty, The World According to Mister Rogers reminds us that there is much more in life that unites us than divides us.Culled from Fred Rogers' speeches, program transcripts, books, letters, and interviews, along with some of his never-before-published writings, The World According to Mister Rogers is a testament to the legacy of a man who served and continues to serve as a role model to millions.
Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resourceThe World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs--from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: * The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. * 2015--Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. * 2015--Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. * 2015--Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. * 2015--Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. * World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. * U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. * World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." * New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. * 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. * The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. * and much more.
This program introduces students to an enriched view of the interrelationships of geography, history, economics, government, citizenship, and current events--in one compelling package. A strong geographic thread is interwoven with history, government, and current events to analyze different regions of the world and the issues they face.
From the much-loved author of Who's Irish? and The Love Wife, a world-sized novel set in a small New England town.Hattie Kong--the spirited offspring of a descendant of Confucius and an American missionary to China--has, in her fiftieth year of living in the United States, lost both her husband and her best friend to cancer. It is an utterly devastating loss, of course, and also heartbreakingly absurd: a little, she thinks, "like having twins. She got to book the same church with the same pianist for both funerals and did think she should have gotten some sort of twofer from the crematorium."But now, two years later, it is time for Hattie to start over. She moves to the town of Riverlake, where she is soon joined by an immigrant Cambodian family on the run from their inner-city troubles, as well as--quite unexpectedly--by a just-retired neuroscientist ex-lover named Carter Hatch. All of them are, like Hattie, looking for a new start in a town that might once have represented the rock-solid base of American life but that is itself challenged, in 2001, by cell-phone towers and chain stores, struggling family farms and fundamentalist Christians.What Hattie makes of this situation is at the center of a novel that asks deep and absorbing questions about religion, home, America, what neighbors are, what love is, and, in the largest sense, what "worlds" we make of the world.Moving, humorous, compassionate, and expansive, World and Town is as rich in character as it is brilliantly evocative of its time and place. This is a truly masterful novel--enthralling, essential, and satisfying.From the Hardcover edition.
Out of nowhere came these grim, cold, black-clad men, to kidnap three Earth people and carry them to a weird and terrible world where a man could be a giant at will.
The book aims at capturing a truly global approach by discussing and comparing major societies and focusing on their interactions.
This book is about geographical areas and cultures of different countries in the world.
This textbook contains unit lessons on Introduction to World Cultures and Geography, The United States and Canada, Latin America, Europe, Russia, and the Independent Republics, North Africa and Southwest Asia, Africa South of the Sahara, Southern Asia, East Asia, Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica. The book includes the biographies of nineteen eminent personalities.
A world history textbook that covers the unique cultural heritage of people in Africa, Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and more.
At last, a truly comprehensive look at Christmas and all of its customs with its long history around the world. The World Encyclopedia of Christmas contains articles on the history of Christmas baking, drinking, and merrymaking, and Christmas dramas, music, literature, art, and films. It includes entries on the evolution of the Christmas tree and the Christmas card, gift-giving, and decoration of church and home. There are profiles of the many gift-bringers, from Santa Claus to Babouschka, and miraculous tales of the numerous saints associated with the season. And there are histories of seasonal celebrations and folk customs around the world, from the United States to Japan, from Egypt to Iceland. Who, for example, knew the links between the Punch and Judy show and Christmas? That the medieval Paradise tree hung with tempting apples was the forerunner of the Christmas tree? About the Peerie Guizers, who terrorized the Shetland Islands, going door-to-door for Christmas charity? Or what Freudians make of our interest in Christmas stockings and Santa's entrance through the chimney? There are detailed accounts of Wren Boys and Star Boys, mumming and wassailing, the Feast of Fools and the origins of eggnog. And of course stories of the Nativity and legends of the Magi. With beautifully illustrated accounts ranging from the pagan roots of Yuletide, through the birth of Christ, and the long and fascinating history of the festival ever since, The World Encyclopedia of Christmas, is a rich and continually surprising array of religious and secular history, trivia, literature, and art. This wonderful book deserves to find a home with every family that celebrates Christmas. From the Hardcover edition.
Learning about geography tools and concepts means being an explorer, and no explorer would start out without first checking some facts. Use the activities on the following page to begin exploring the world of geography. They will help you learn what geography is and how it can help you.
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