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The title of this thought-provoking book makes reference to the Damascus Road experience of Saul (Paul) of the Bible whose encounter with God on that road turned his life around. If it were not for the wedding of her favourite aunt, Gloria, Diane would never have returned to Dentonville, Texas. She has been gone for 20 years but the devastation of growing up with a drug addicted and mentally ill mother still haunts her. After being blamed as a five year old for the death of her baby sister,Shannon, Diane has grown up with a broken spirit and a shattered heart that has led her all too often into the beds of men she barely knows. But Diane isn't the only woman in the family running from her past. Diane's younger cousins, Yolanda and Regina, who she thinks of as sisters, are struggling with an eating disorder and a paralyzing fear of an intimate relationship. The family's burdens get heavier as Diane's mother, Joyce Ann, slips deeper and deeper into schizophrenia. Surprisingly, it is Gloria, the most trusted and seemingly stable member of the family who has the most devastating and life-altering secret of all.
Enjoy this riveting tale. Lucky Martin is a daredevil test pilot who's perfected the design for a new bomber plane that the Navy is sure to buy. What makes the plane unique is its ability to dive straight down at seven miles a minute and suddenly level off--stressing the wings at nine times the plane's weight--without breaking apart.Unfortunately for Lucky, hostile foreign powers are determined to see him fail so they can scoop up the plane's design for their own use. Following a string of "accidents" which nearly kill him, Lucky Martin becomes "Unlucky" Martin, making his future look very luckless indeed, unless he can stay alive to outwit the enemy."Primo pulp fiction." --Booklist
Twelve year old Traci Winchell is a gifted gymnast, but lately she's been having trouble-so much trouble that her coach warns her she may need to drop out or else risk serious injury. Traci wants to find something to fill the void left by gymnastics, but is diving for her?
This book is the third in the series Studies in Jewish Culture and Society, published by the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies of the University of Pennsylvania.
New edition of a text in which Simmers, M.Ed., R.N. provides basic entry-level knowledge and skills required for a variety of health occupations. Part 1 covers basic concepts such as health care systems, careers, personal qualities of a health care worker, legal and ethical responsibilities, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, human growth and development, cultural diversity, geriatric care, nutrition and diets, computers, promotion of safety, infection control, vital signs, first aid, and preparing for the world of work. Part 2 discusses skills needed by various kinds of assistants including dental, laboratory, medical, nursing, physical therapy, and business and accounting. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
New edition of a text in which Simmers, M. Ed. , R. N. provides basic entry-level knowledge and skills required for a variety of health occupations. Part 1 covers basic concepts such as health care systems, careers, personal qualities of a health care worker, legal and ethical responsibilities, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, human growth and development, cultural diversity, geriatric care, nutrition and diets, computers, promotion of safety, infection control, vital signs, first aid, and preparing for the world of work. Part 2 discusses skills needed by various kinds of assistants including dental, laboratory, medical, nursing, physical therapy, and business and accounting. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This textbook provides students with the core knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions in a variety of health occupations. In addition to the core knowledge, it offers extensive subject matter on selected professions such as dental, medical and nurse assistants, as well as an overview of the many health-related careers that students might choose. An accompanying workbook allows students to apply knowledge and skills through assignment sheets and step-by-step procedures. All necessary materials for instruction and evaluation are provided in a Teacher's Resource Kit.
The first section of the book presents foundational information required to enter a broad range of health professions. The second provides fundamental entry-level skills by specific careers, including medical assisting, dental assisting, and more.
50 comic pieces by the author which will keep you laughing for hours.
The young twins of Han Solo and Princess Leia take their first steps as Jedi Knights.
This book provides an introduction to the role of diversity in complex adaptive systems. A complex system--such as an economy or a tropical ecosystem--consists of interacting adaptive entities that produce dynamic patterns and structures. Diversity plays a different role in a complex system than it does in an equilibrium system, where it often merely produces variation around the mean for performance measures. In complex adaptive systems, diversity makes fundamental contributions to system performance. Scott Page gives a concise primer on how diversity happens, how it is maintained, and how it affects complex systems. He explains how diversity underpins system level robustness, allowing for multiple responses to external shocks and internal adaptations; how it provides the seeds for large events by creating outliers that fuel tipping points; and how it drives novelty and innovation. Page looks at the different kinds of diversity--variations within and across types, and distinct community compositions and interaction structures--and covers the evolution of diversity within complex systems and the factors that determine the amount of maintained diversity within a system.Provides a concise and accessible introduction Shows how diversity underpins robustness and fuels tipping points Covers all types of diversity The essential primer on diversity in complex adaptive systems
The most diligent compliance with laws and regulations can't foster true work place diversity. The best organizations have become genuine cross-cultural communities that believe equally in reconciling differences and valuing them. To that end, The Diversity Code promotes understanding by answering many of the toughest questions that professionals and their employers are often afraid to ask, including: ò How do you define diversityùwhat it is and isn't? ò Am I ôsafeö simply following the law? ò Can't we just acknowledge that we are the same and differentùthen get on with our work? ò How do I handle diversity problems on my staffùor worse, with people who outrank me? ò What do I do if I'm accused of something? ò How do I institute change without ticking people off? Each chapter begins with a challenging question, which the author answers based on years of experience as a diversity expert and attorney, and concludes with a real-world scenario and a chance for readers to test themselves on their knowledge.
Knowles and Lander (educational studies and primary education, U. of Chichester, UK) explore the intersection of diversity, equality, and achievement in education in Britain. They discuss how understanding of self, identity, values, attitudes, and beliefs can affect how teachers approach diversity and their professional practice, why it is important to consider identity alongside diversity, how children need to form secure family attachments, how Britain has become an increasingly diverse society, the meaning of ethnicity and how it is linked to achievement, and class and gender issues. They consider the educational debate related to Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller people; what refugee status and asylum seeking means for learning and achievement; the vulnerability of looked-after children or children in care to underachievement; and how to enable equality and achievement for children with disability. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This report contains fifteen presentations from a workshop on best practices in managing diversity, hosted by the NAE Committee on Diversity in the Engineering Workforce on October 29-30, 2001. NAE (National Academy of Engineering) president William Wulf, IBM vice-president Nicholas Donofrio, and Ford vice-president James Padilla address the business case for diversity, and representatives of leading engineering employers discuss how to increase the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in engineering careers. Other speakers focus on mentoring, globalization, affirmative action backlash, and dealing with lawsuits. Corporate engineering and human resources managers attended the workshop and discussed diversity issues faced by corporations that employ engineers. Summaries of the discussions are also included in the report.
Stedman Graham, bestselling author of You Can Make It Happen, teaches that in the 21st century your talent and skills above all else will define your value. In Diversity: Leaders Not Labels, Graham shows you how to break out of the box that keeps you from growing to your full potential, and reveals that success is truly based on results, performance, and excellence. Diversity is literally changing the face of our nations. Workers of all backgrounds are merging into a global marketplace, while businesses are challenged by a shortage of talent and the need to integrate a wide range of cultures. In this global environment, diversity has become a permanent business characteristic; opportunities will be plentiful for both people and businesses. Graham indicates that we do not have to become a member of anyone else's culture to play a key role, but must maintain and assert our own identities while respecting others' uniqueness in our workforces and communities. He helps us to understand that developing leaders rather than accepting labels is ultimately the best way to preserve culture and create a legacy. Diversity: Leaders Not Labels studies diversity as no one has before, exploring different cultures and their histories to help you understand that everyone has had challenges and that the transformation process is the same for each of us. Hard work, sacrifice, talent, and self-motivation are the tools you need for the future. By showcasing individuals who have successfully transcended labels to become leaders, Graham helps readers begin to move from their history to carving their own individual pathways to success, based on authenticity as well as the talents and skill they bring to the workforce. "What is most important is breaking through labels and understanding who you are," says Graham. "Realize that everyone brings uniqueness, talents, and skills that add value to our experiences, work environments, businesses, and communities. When you operate from this perspective, you will emerge in the 21st century as a true leader to yourself, to others, and to society."
In this beautifully designed book, McCaffrey focuses her attention on the fantastical creature's existence throughout history. Her words are complemented by the stunning color portraits by John Howe, noted for his success with several J.R.R. Tolkien calendars and maps.
In this book you will see how scientific knowledge keeps growing and changing as scientists ask new questions and rethink what was known before.
Between every man and every woman there is a wilderness called the divide
While spending his vacation in Costa Rica, Felix stumbles into The Divide, a magical world where mythical creatures are real and human beings are only a legend.
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