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This book explores both the theoretical and practical underpinnings of integrated conservation and development. It synthesizes existing experience to better inform conservationists and decision makers of the role ICDPs play in conservation and management and analyzes their successes and shortcomings.
Another great installment in a New York Times bestselling series!In #20: Getting Burned the local animal shelter burns down, and if it doesn't find the money to rebuild, Rackham Industries will buy the land and build another warehouse. Nancy is sure the fire was arson even though police and fire chiefs agree it's merely a case of faulty-wiring. She's determined to save the shelter and there are only two ways to do it: 1) prove that someone from Rackham Industries caused the fire, or 2) raise enough money so the shelter can afford a new building. . .
It was time to even the score! Geraint Howell-Williams was sure Lola Hennessy had used her womanly charms to make sure of her inheritance--an exclusive house--by seducing another man, someone she barely knew. Lola was beautiful, so getting close to her was no hardship, and Geraint had reasons of his own for wanting to find out more about this temptress. Seducing her would be most enjoyable...a very sweet revenge.
For the past year, self-proclaimed Black American Princess Claudia has been planning her perfect wedding, destined to be the event in Atlanta's black society. But when her prince gets cold feet, she's stunned and humiliated. She's done things in the bedroom with this man that her mother would disown her for!Annelise is frustrated. How long can a woman go without getting some from her husband? The man she supported through law school, who she signed a prenup for. But it seems the man who used to want it all the time is still getting it...from another woman.Thank goodness their devotedly single friend Lishelle has a couch to spare. But when The Guy Who Got Away in college reappears in her life, she starts envisioning a walk down the aisle. Ignoring her friends' advice, she agrees to guarantee his bank loans for a new business. A girl's got to invest in her future husband, right? But once he gets his hands on her money, he disappears.After a little digging, the women discover that the jerks they've trusted have betrayed them in ways they'd never imagined. As the scorned friends bitch over a bottle of wine, an idea begins to take shape-letting these weasels slink quietly out of their lives is too good for them.These women want revenge.
In "Getting Even," Woody Allen revenges himself on such significant subjects as death, obesity, organized crime, the invention of the sandwich, adult education, laundry lists of famous people, and Latin American revolutionaries.
Utilizing standardized indicators from 2001 to 2008, 'Getting Finance in South Asia 2010' analyzes the financial performance and soundness of commercial banks in eight South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. While the indicators cannot predict the onset of a financial crisis, their analysis has identified specific weaknesses in regional financial sectors that should be addressed by the supervisory authorities. In this current edition of the annual 'Getting Finance' publication, two new development dimensions -- payment systems developments and savings mobilization -- have been added to the six dimensions covered in the previous edition: access to finance, performance and efficiency, financial stability, market concentration and competitiveness, capital market development, and corporate governance. This edition also expands the country coverage to include Afghanistan, Bhutan and Maldives. New benchmark countries have also been added, including emerging countries from outside OECD. In addition to analyzing the 'Getting Finance' indicators, the book also discusses the challenges facing South Asian banks and the impact of the global financial crisis on their operations. The new material in this edition enables readers to have a more holistic perspective of the indicators in South Asia and a better understanding of the financial systems in the region. 'Getting Finance Indicators 2010' reaffirms the World Bank's commitment to working with developing member countries to promote financial sector development and create financial systems that are sound, stable, supportive of growth and responsive to people's needs.
Since its first publication, Getting Free has provided a lifeline for thousands of women seeking to free themselves from abusive relationships. With uncomplicated yet motivational language, this book contains all the tools and advice you need to help yourself recognize, respond to, and overcome domestic violence. Practical information is partnered with special exercises designed to identify patterns of behavior - and to ultimately help you make decisions about your life and your future. Each chapter provides solid solutions for issues related to a variety of topics, including emotional abuse, child abuse, financial stability, legal issues, love and fear, same-sex abuse, teen abuse, guilt, and safety - from planning a safe escape to staying safe long after you leave. Book jacket.
Get Ready for the Real World How do you get a job without experience and get experience without a job? It's the question virtually every college student or recent graduate faces. Now newly revised and updated, Lindsey Pollak's Getting from College to Career is the definitive guide to building the experience, skills, and confidence you need to succeed in the job search, offering action-oriented tips and strategies ranging from the simple to the expert. Learn how to: Get the best tools for career prep and job hunting E-mail like a professional Go global Practice the eight essentials of internship achievement Perform five minutes of stand-up Overprepare for interviews Persist without being a pest Getting from College to Career gives you the essential information and guidance you need to get your foot in the door of the real world. Don't start your first job search without it!
"[Bergmann] chronicles the drug trading, the risks and rewards, and the demarcations between the city and suburbs even as he witnessed suburbanites come into the city to buy drugs. " ---Booklist "Not just illustrative and emotive, this pummeling, immersive social text is grounded in street-level reportage and seeded with wisdom. " ---Kirkus Reviews "In prose that is equally eloquent and enlightening, Luke Bergmann brings to the surface the lives of two young men living in a place that is regarded by too many people as a forgotten city. " --- Alford A. Young, Jr. , Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor, Sociology and Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan "Luke Bergmann sometimes risks life and limb to bring us firsthand the lives of young people who mainstream media and academic research have ignored---except for the occasional crime story or impersonal policy brief. Getting Ghostis a journey worth taking . . . It sets a new standard for documentary reportage. " --- Sudhir Venkatesh, author ofGang Leader for a DayandOff the Books "Postapocalyptic" Detroit---infamous for its abandoned buildings, empty lots, and blighted streets---may be the only American city to have earned such an epithet. As a teenager who frequently visited Detroit with his father, Luke Bergmann saw the devastation caused by the collapse of the automobile industry. Years later, he returned to the city as an anthropologist to study the incarceration of inner-city youth, and his research connected him with two teenaged drug dealers, Dude Freeman and Rodney Phelps. For nearly three years Bergmann lived on the city's West Side, hanging out with Dude and Rodney, driving around, hearing their stories and dreams, and witnessing the intricacies of Detroit's urban drug trade. Bergmann is soon more than an observer, as he intervenes with Dude's probation officer when he misses a hearing and becomes Rodney's only contact when he flees the city to escape criminal charges. Through it all, he strives to understand their lives, their families, and the neighborhoods they call home. In an effort to break through the conventional wisdom about who sells drugs and why, Bergmann chronicles the unsettling alchemy of choice, force of habit, structural inequality, and political neglect that combine to restrict the horizons of too many young people in America's cities. As Rodney and Dude spin through the revolving door of juvenile detention, "getting ghost" becomes a rich metaphor---for leaving a scene; for quitting the trade; and, ultimately, for mortality. With stunning insight, courage, and even humor,Getting Ghostilluminates complex inner lives that are too often diminished by empty stereotypes as it reveals the common yearnings in all of our American dreams. Luke Bergmann is a research director at the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion and an adjunct faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Cover photo © Simon Wheatley, Magnum Photos
Soccer moms drive Priuses. Sport utility vehicles are going hybrid. Families are using hemp shopping bags. More and more companies are developing "green" buildings. What's more, the business consultants say going green is easy and profitable. In reality, though, many green-leaning businesses, families, and governments are still fiddling with the small stuff while the planet burns. Why? Because implementing sustainability is brutally difficult. In this witty and contrarian audiobook, Auden Schendler, a sustainable business foot soldier with fifteen year's worth of experience, gives us a peek under the hood of the green movement. The consultants, he argues, are clueless. Fluorescent bulbs might be better for our atmosphere, but what do you say to the boutique hotel owner who thinks they detract from his? And how do you convince a chain-smoking karate expert mechanic to put biodiesel in his vehicles? Scientists tell us we have to cut CO2 emissions 80 percent by mid-century. That's going to take more than a recycling program. We'll only solve our problems if we're realistic about the challenge of climate change. In this eye-opening inspiring audio book, Schendler illuminates the path. This recording features a new introduction wriiten and read by the author. Also, a new Afterword based on an article written by the author for Orion Magazine has been added to this recording.
This is a comical tale of four high school seniors with low SAT scores and a lack of extracurricular activities. In the process of traveling from one college to another attending interviews they learn a lot about themselves and about one another.
Getting In: A Step-by-Step Plan For Gaining Admission to Graduate School In Psychology (Second Edition)by American Psychological Association
Getting In, Second Edition is an update of the American Psychological Associations essential resource for anyone considering graduate study in psychology. This handy, readable book simplifies the process for applicants and increases their chances of being accepted. Useful timelines, tips, and tools break the tasks into manageable steps and help readers define their goals, select programs, and navigate the application process. A monthly timetable and detailed worksheets for selecting the best program matches are included, and a resource section provides a list of publications and organizations that are useful in the various phases of applying. Readers will learn what criteria admissions committees use to evaluate applicants, how to improve their qualifications, and how to showcase their talents in personal essays, letters of recommendations, and preselection interviews. The costs of a graduate education and financial aid information specific to graduate students are also discussed. Members of special populations, such as women, ethnic minorities, gay and lesbian applicants, and applicants with disabilities will find resources and guidance particular to their needs. While applying to graduate school can be challenging, this book demystifies the process and allays students concerns about how to tackle it.
Highly acclaimed animal expert, LindaTellingtonJones, renowned for her groundbreakingTTouch bodywork with all animals, has finally written a hands-on guide specifically for dogs. The Tellington TTouch Method (TTouch) offers a way to effectively influence the behavior and character of dogs, as well as their willingness and ability to learn. Unlike many training books, the focus is more on improving and maintaining the quality of an animal companion's life, instilling self-confidence so that a mutual relationship can be developed with the owner - a relationship based on appreciation and friendship, rather than on dominance and submission. The Tellington TTouch Method is currently being used by dog owners, trainers, breeders, veterinarians, and vet technicians, as well as in animal shelters around the world. Although it offers a positive, no-force approach to training, it is much more than just a training method: Using a combination of specific TTouches (22 are described in detail), Leading Exercises, and the Confidence Course (exercises over obstacles), a dog's performance and health is improved, common behavior issues are solved, and physical problems are positively influenced. It can both assist a dog with recovery from serious illness or injury, and enhance the quality of the animal's life on a daily basis. In this new book, Linda clearly explains how dogs are helped to overcome many physical and behavioral problems, including: excessive barking and chewing; leash pulling; jumping up; dog-aggressive behavior; fear-biting; timidity and shyness; resistance to grooming; hyperactivity and nervousness; car sickness; hip dysplasia; fear of thunder and other loud noises; and more. A list of common behavioral and physical ailments with the recommended correspondingTTouch solutions is included. Case studies involving different breeds of dogs demonstrate how many owners, some at their wits end, have used theTTouches and the Confidence Course to solve all manner of difficulties, with happy results.
Is College Planning Driving You Crazy? Somehow, watching as your children decide which schools to apply to is as stressful for you as it is for them. If you've found yourself contemplating essay forgery, scheduling five college tours for a single holiday weekend, and obsessively checking the U. S. News and World Report rankings, you may be on the verge of freaking out. But as a parent, it's important to (try to) remain calm and help keep everything in perspective. Written specifically for parents and their college-bound teens, Getting In Without Freaking Out is an insider's guide to the application process by professional college coach Arlene Matthews. Years of experience have taught her the secrets of playing the admissions game without all the anxiety. Now, Arlene shares what admissions officers won't tell you--that getting into a great college isn't as hard as it seems! You'll learn . . . * How to get into a top college without ever taking the SATs * Why a little procrastination never hurt anyone * Why applying to fewer schools increases the chances of acceptance * What really matters when your child goes off to college--and beyond As entertaining as it is practical and realistic, Getting In Without Freaking Out is the only guide of its kind--one that helps you get through the getting-in process with grace, good humor, and knowledge that will enhance your student's chance of success. From the Trade Paperback edition.
From Resume to Interview to Job Offer: The Definitive Guide to Marketing Yourself. Okay, so you figured out what you want to do with your life, identified your most appropriate job targets, and developed the resume that positions you perfectly. What do you do now? Answer ads each week, and wait? GETTING INTERVIEWS tells you how to find out whom you should be talking to, and how to get those people to agree to meet with you. You'll learn about informational meetings and networking interviews. You'll learn how to market yourself-to plan a whole campaign that runs the gamut from personal contacts to phone, e-mail, and targeted direct mail efforts. You'll learn: The most effective ways to reach your targeted audience. How you should prepare for each meeting. Foolproof follow-up strategies that go beyond traditional thank you letters. The importance of developing a high-impact two-minute pitch that tells who you are and what you have to offer. Kate Wendleton and The Five O'clock Club have already helped tens of thousands of job hunters across the country figure out whom they should be meeting, how best to get interviews, and how to turn those interviews into job offers. With GETTING INTERVIEWS, these proven methods are available to readers everywhere who want to take control of their job search. Kate Wendleton, a nationally syndicated careers columnist, is an authority on job search and career development, Kate has been a career coach since 1978 when she founded The Five O'clock Club, to help job hunters, career changers, and consultants at all levels. She is also the founder of Workforce America, a not-for-profit organization serving adult job hunters in Harlem who are not yet in the professional or managerial ranks. A former CEO of two small companies, Kate has twenty years of business experience as well as an MBA.
A fascinating mix of participatory journalism and history, Getting Into Guinness is the never-before told story of the bestselling copyrighted book of all time. Veteran reporter Larry Olmsted began a personal quest to break an existing world record, then to set another one, and soon he was fully immersed in the crazy and highly competitive world of record breaking. This is his behind-the-scenes report of the characters who created the famous record book and continue to make it wackier and wackier with every passing year. The enthralling 50-year history of the Guinness World Records is a story of phenomenal success, equally compelling failures, and extreme oddities. People all over the world strive to get into the book, often in the most unbelievable ways. Olmsted chronicles some of the funniest and most interesting Guinness record holders from a uniquely insider perspective: he himself is one of them. It all began with a gentleman's wager over which was the fastest game bird in Europe, the golden plover or the grouse. The attempt to answer this question has sold more than 100 million books in dozens of languages and every corner of the globe. Today, there is heated competition for the record to hold the most records (currently held by Ashrita Furman, 114 records and counting), as well as classic curiosities that have lasted for decades (the tallest man in history is still Robert Wadlow, at 8' 11"). Interwoven into all of this is Olmsted's account of his own two successful recordsetting attempts, the first involving traveling halfway around the world with his golf shoes-"Greatest Distance Between Two Rounds of Golf on the Same Day"-and the second causing him to nearly lose his mind while playing the world's longest poker session. Why do people devote so much energy to get into the record book, often at great risk? Why do the most extreme fans devote their entire lives to this pursuit? Why is society so obsessed with records and record breaking? Why do Americans alone buy a million and a half copies of the famous book every year, propelling it to the top of the bestseller lists decade after decade? Why do readers of all generations remember the same record holding icons, the fattest twins, the longest fingernails, and the tallest man? After his own journey inside the world of record breaking, these are the questions Olmsted attempts to answer. In the tradition of the bestselling Word Freak-a mÉlange of travelogue, memoir, investigative journalism, and history-Getting Into Guinness is a must-read for anyone who has ever read Guinness World Records and wondered why someone would grow their fingernails for an entire lifetime.
Everything you need to know to break into today's most challenging and rewarding careers. Featuring interviews with the most successful executives in finance.From the Trade Paperback edition.
He clicked on Queer Eye, a show where five gay dudes gave some grungy straight guy a makeover -- plucking his nose hairs, redecorating his apartment, and teaching him to bake a quiche -- so he could confidently propose marriage to his girlfriend and she'd tell him "yes." Which, of course, she did. On TV the guy always gets the girl. As Carlos watched, he recalled Sal, the supposedly gay guy at school. It was then that the idea first popped into his brain: If Sal truly were queer...could he possibly help Carlos?...Nor to propose to Roxy, of course -- at least not yet -- but to get her to maybe like him?
The main three stories, Sweet Tales deals with the sexual adventures in a convent, Victorian Secrets deals with a son getting his family involved with each other and the last one involves sexual adventures around the world and there is a story where two people are tired of just going to bed with others and want a relationship.
A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious About Serious Books (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
This book is a sweeping tale that takes us from the Hungarian uprising of 1956, Cold War espionage, and tempestuous romance, to political skulduggery in 1960's America.
W. Joseph Campbell addresses and dismantles prominent media-driven myths--stories about or by the news media that are widely believed but which, on close examination, proves apocryphal.
It was the kind of kiss that Cordelia remembered sharing with Paul the last time she saw him--on the steps of her house back in San Diego. A part of her wished she could go back in time and stay on the steps with Paul forever. But as Paul kissed her, she knew that they couldn't be that way again. She suddenly knew who she wished she could kiss--someone completely off-limits.
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN HOW TO LOVEWhen you fall in love you may be repeating bad relationship habits that you learned growing up or in a previous unhealthy relationship. No matter what your history, Getting Love Right can explain how to build and maintain healthy intimacy, including:* How to recognize if you are in a compulsive, apathetic, or healthy relationship* How to become a person who is capable of healthy intimacy* How to choose a healthy partnerIf you are in a relationship or want to be in one, Terence T. Gorski will teach you that love isn't just something that happens -- love is something you can learn.
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