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Sometimes a decision you make or an action you take can't be undone. Like the characters in this unit, you may face a moment that changes your life forever. These works are all fiction--stories created from a writer's imagination.
Having decided to give Mark Darcy a try, Bridget attempts to have a relationship with him, relying on advice from her friends Jude and Shaz, with unfortunate results.
Bridget Jones is back! When Helen Fielding first wrote Bridget Jones' Diary, charting the life of a 30-something singleton in London in the 1990s, she introduced readers to one of the most beloved characters in modern literature. The book was published in 40 countries, sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, and spawned a best-selling sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. The two books were turned into major blockbuster films starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. With her hotly anticipated third installment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridget's life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous e-mail cc, total lack of Twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on. An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favorite Everywoman.
Bridget Jones, a 30-something single woman in London, decides to take control of her life, by recording her thoughts, her weight, her number of cigarettes, and her dating life, all in her diary.
This volume contains the invited contributions from talks delivered in the Fall 2011 series of the Seminar on Mathematical Sciences and Applications 2011 at Virginia State University. Contributors to this volume, who are leading researchers in their fields, present their work in a way to generate genuine interdisciplinary interaction. Thus all articles therein are selective, self-contained, and are pedagogically exposed and help to foster student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to stimulate graduate and undergraduate research and collaboration between researchers in different areas. This work is suitable for both students and researchers in a variety of interdisciplinary fields namely, mathematics as it applies to engineering, physical-chemistry, nanotechnology, life sciences, computer science, finance, economics, and game theory.
Stout describes what it was like starting and running the Piedmont Peace Project, a community organization geared toward improving the lives of low-income people in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. She gives advice for other community organizers, particularly those with diverse backgrounds and/or lack of formal education.
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN PRACTICE AND RESEARCH: Forging Partnerships with Community-Based Drug and Alcohol Treatmentby Committee on Community-Based Drug Treatment
Today, most substance abuse treatment is administered by community-based organizations. If providers could readily incorporate the most recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of addiction and treatment, the treatment would be much more effective and efficient. The gap between research findings and everyday treatment practice represents an enormous missed opportunity at this exciting time in this field.Informed by real-life experiences in addiction treatment including workshops and site visits, Bridging the Gap Between Practice and Research examines why research remains remote from treatment and makes specific recommendations to community providers, federal and state agencies, and other decisionmakers. The book outlines concrete strategies for building and disseminating knowledge about addiction; for linking research, policy development, and everyday treatment implementation; and for helping drug treatment consumers become more informed advocates.In candid language, the committee discusses the policy barriers and the human attitudes--the stigma, suspicion, and skepticism--that often hinder progress in addiction treatment. The book identifies the obstacles to effective collaboration among the research, treatment, and policy sectors; evaluates models to address these barriers; and looks in detail at the issue from the perspective of the community-based provider and the researcher.
Members of the Internationalists' Movement travel across the globe in search of nonviolent ways to reach world peace and end poverty among their Third World counterparts.
A teenage girl in the Massachusetts Colony discovers she must suppress the religion and healing arts she learned as a child in Scotland in order to conform to Puritan society.
When Max, the manager at Pine Hollow Stables, asks for The Saddle Club's help in sorting through some old riding costumes, Lisa, Carole, and Stevie quickly agree.
A compact version of one of the most widely adopted composition readers of all time "The Brief Bedford Reader" continues to engage and inspire with 50 remarkable selections, all the outstanding instructional material of the full-length text, and a unique "Writers on Writing" feature in which 32 of the book's writers comment on their process and their work. Thorough coverage of critical reading, effective writing, and working with sources guides students, now more than ever, through their own academic writing. And an exciting visual dimension shows that rhetorical methods apply to both images and text. "The Brief Bedford Reader" is a favorite of students for the Kennedys' clarity and wit, of instructors for the flexible and realistic view of the rhetorical methods, and of both for the superior selections and perceptive commentaries by writers worth reading.
Wahab (Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection, U. Library, U. of Nebraska, Omaha) provides a clear, concise history of Afghanistan's historical and cultural heritage, from 3000 BCE to the present, for students, scholars, and general readers. Following an overview of the land and the people, subsequent chapters examine the country's early history, the rise of Islam, the birth of modern Afghanistan, 20th-century monarchy, the coup and revolution in the 1970s, the Soviet period of 1979-1989, the subsequent years of rebellion, mujahideen rule in the 1990s, the Taliban era, and the aftermath of the civil war. The main text is supplemented with an appendix of basic facts, a chronology, bibliography, and list of suggested reading materials for each chapter, and is illustrated throughout with b&w photographs, maps and charts. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
How sports have changed! At the end of our century, a baseball player won a contract that paid him several million dollars a year; a boxer consistantly earns millions of dollars for a single fight; a television network pays billions and billions to broadcast our national pastime. Two distinguished cultural historians trace the evolution of American play from its English origins through the explosive and controversies of modern sports. From the eariest years, our attitudes about games have been played by major social and cultural forces, religious structures, industrialization, racial and gender discrimination, drug abuse, the growth of the cities, the power of money, and the rise of mass culture.
Grounded in the latest archeological developments, Victor Matthews'sA Brief History of Ancient Israel presents a concise history of Israel covering the ancestral period, conquest and settlement, the monarchy, and both the exilic and postexilic periods. Using supplemental figures and insets, the author concentrates on providing a cogent and condensed discussion of events. He examines historical geography, archaeological data, and, where relevant, comparative cultural materials from other ancient Near Eastern civilizations. With an accessible yet high-quality introduction,A Brief History of Ancient Israel will be of immense value to both students of the Old Testament and the scholars who teach them.
This is a new edition of a general history of Canada by Riendeau (U. of Toronto, Canada) that extends the treatment through 2007. It begins in the pre-European settlement era and gives an account of French colonial development, the transition to British rule, the development of the national constitution, and the emergence of the modern order. The focus of the volume is on political and economic developments. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This small book originally an article written by the reference librarian at the Blindiana Library at Perkins School for the Blind highlights the varied and long history of dog guides for blind people. From Pompae, to Japan, from the 15th centure to biblical times the author depicts and writes about dogs guiding blind people. Illustrated with descriptive paintings and texts from various books, this book is a treasure for anyone who loves dogs, and or history.
This fascinating book examines the instrumental role drugs have played in our cultural, social, and spiritual development from antiquity to the present.
This reference for high school and up explores Egypt's broad political, economic, social, and cultural developments, from ancient times to the diverse cultural and political landscape of today. Complementing the narrative are sidebars with information on topics such as gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt, and political parties in the early part of the 20th century. Appendices offer a glossary, a list of basic facts, a chronology, and suggestions for further reading. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A Brief History of Everything sheds a very original light, not just on the cosmic questions in our lives, but on dozens of confusing and unsettling issues of our times--the changing roles of men and women; the continuing destruction of the environment; diversity and multiculturalism; repressed memory and childhood sexual abuse; and the role of the Internet in the information age--among many others.
Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Amphibians and Reptilesby Javier A. Rodriguez-Robles David A. Good David B. Wake
This monograph offers a brief account of the principal figures associated with the collection and of the most important events in the history of herpetology in the MVZ during its first 93 years, and lists all type specimens of recent amphibians and non-avian reptiles in the collection.
Fattah (world history, American Community School, Jordan) and Caso (writer and editor) offer a comprehensive view of Iraq, a region once far from the minds of almost everyone but its residents, and now a daily source of news and debate. The book begins with Iraq's Mesopotamian origins and concludes with the 2003 U.S. invasion and the end of Saddam Hussein. It explores the country in terms of its ethnicities, religions and sects, national groups, adaptation, acculturation, interaction, and growth. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A Brief History of Ireland provides a broad narrative of the central events that have shaped the country, from the arrival of the Celts to recent economic developments that have brought booming prosperity and social change. The geographical proximity of Great Britain and a strained relationship between the peoples of the two isles had a profound impact on Irish development, culminating in the forced absorption of Ireland into Great Britain in 1801. The Irish struggled to retain their separate ethnic identity defined by a distinctive language and cultural traditions and their Roman Catholic faith-and resolved to win independence. For more than a century, Ireland became hostage to the religious discord, outbreaks of armed rebellion, social and political instability, and famines that plagued the nation and its people. The Irish managed to survive, and, ultimately, they succeeded in securing their dream of national self-identity. Now a democratic and prosperous nation open to the world, modern Ireland is a synthesis of both Irish and English heritages.
Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Its spread has depended upon a reconstitution of state powers such that privatization, finance, and market processes are emphasized. State interventions in the economy are minimized, while the obligations of the state to provide for the welfare of its citizens are diminished. David Harvey, author of 'The New Imperialism' and 'The Condition of Postmodernity', here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. While Thatcher and Reagan are often cited as primary authors of this neoliberal turn, Harvey shows how a complex of forces, from Chile to China and from New York City to Mexico City, have also played their part. In addition he explores the continuities and contrasts between neoliberalism of the Clinton sort and the recent turn towards neoconservative imperialism of George W. Bush. Finally, through critical engagement with this history, Harvey constructs a framework not only for analyzing the political and economic dangers that now surround us, but also for assessing the prospects for the more socially just alternatives being advocated by many oppositional movements.
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