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This powerful (and certain to be controversial) book takes aim at the common assertion that the election of Barack Obama led the US into a post-racial age. Instead, Wise asserts, the deployment of "color- blind" policies is not only a bad way to implement a progressive political agenda, but they undermine efforts to deal with race-based social and economic inequality and lend credence to right-wing arguments that these inequalities are due to innate problems in black and brown communities. As a remedy, the author suggests color- conscious policy-making as the best way to promote fairness in US society. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Colorectal Cancer: Diagnosis and Clinical Management provides colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists and oncologists with an authoritative, practical guide to best practice in the diagnosis and clinical management of colorectal cancer.Covering all forms of treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, it examines the various new and emerging therapies, new strategies for screening and prevention, as well as the latest guidance on the most challenging and controversial aspects of managing colorectal cancer.The authors present important information on:Controversies in adjuvant chemotherapyLong versus short course radiotherapyMinimally invasive surgery and roboticsRadical colonic resectionEach chapter contains key points, tips and tricks and clinical case studies to aid rapid browsing and knowledge of the basic principles, while self-assessment questions allow readers to test their clinical knowledge.With leading international surgeons, gastroenterologists and oncologists combining to offer their considerable wealth of expertise and knowledge, Colorectal Cancer is a well-balanced, indispensable resource for all those involved in colorectal cancer management.
This new addition to a sucessful series is a sophisticated primer for readers who aeriously want to develop a professional career specializing in an art medium with great commercial potential. The book opens with a review of the methods of unique to colored pencil, its handling properties, and breadth of color range. Readers are shown how to create illusions of form, volume, and space, and how to avoid overworking a picture by learning to see when it's finished. Then the author shares her special techniques for the most popular genres, still life and landscape, and for nontraditional subjects as well. She concludes with an insightful discussion on personal style and becoming a professional artist.
Groundbreaking new techniques for a favorite medium* Dazzling colors, incredible realism--with simple you-can-do-it processes!* Author is a top colored-pencil artistRadiant color . . . painterly finishes . . . incredible realism. With colored pencils! Artists everywhere will be dazzled by the amazing new techniques created by Alyona Nickelsen and presented in Colored Pencil Painting Bible for the very first time. Layering, translucent effects, using odorless solvents to achieve rich, luminous color and eye-popping ultra-realistic effects . . . Nickelsen's innovations will delight readers, and detailed step-by-step demonstrations bring her striking results within reach for every artist. Take colored pencils beyond the ordinary with Colored Pencil Painting Bible!From the Trade Paperback edition.
Using her own beautiful portraiture for instruction and inspiration, Kullberg walks you through the process step by step--from basic information about materials and techniques to two demonstrations that show how complete portraits come together from beginning to end. You'll learn how to: - choose the right tools and master basic techniques - compose a portrait--examples show right and wrong ways to do it - use light to create mood in your portraits create a range of rich, believable skin tones - paint the face--step-by-steps of eyes, mouth, nose and ears make it easy - paint realistic-looking clothing--step-by-step demos show you how to paint denim, velvet and other fabrics You'll also find Kullberg's secrets for making your portrait come alive, along with 17 mini-demos that make it easy to paint realistic features, hair and clothing. Inside is everything you need to get started, as well as advice and important information on painting portraits professionally!
Even with a keen eye, it can be difficult to troubleshoot and fix your own artwork. That's where this guide comes in. Featuring a range of styles and subjects,Colored Pencil Secrets for Successis like a personal critique session, featuring proven tips, tricks and fixes that will transform your work from good to great. Ann Kullberg has helped countless artists with her classes and writing. You'll learn what's needed to get off to a great beginning with the right tools, techniques and reference photos; then reap the rewards of Kullberg's visual instruction in this unique critique format, highlighting the why and how of what's working, and what needs work, in 29 inspiring colored pencil compositions. In each example, Kullberg gets right down to the details, revealing crucial secrets for avoiding and fixing things like "Chiclet teeth," streaky skin tones and flat highlights. You'll learn that other artists, in fact, share many of your artistic challenges, as Ann shares the solutions and secrets you need for your own success.
From an American Book Award-winning author comes a pungent and poignant masterpiece of recollection that ushers readers into a now-vanished "colored" world and extends and deepens our sense of African-American history, even as it entrances us with its bravura storytelling.
Colored White is a strong, jargon-free polemic that urges us to understand race as a formative part of American history. Roediger examines figures ranging from W.E.B. DuBois to Rush Limbaugh to show how we must understand race historically. He shows that racism is not merely a matter of demographics: it is political, and must be fought politically.
Attain focus, clarity and peace while adding bright and inspiring colors to these unique patternsFrom the Sanskrit word for "circle," mandalas have been used for meditation and healing for thousands of years. Coloring Animal Mandalas adds the beauty of the animal kingdom-including butterflies, tigers, swans, snakes, lions, and even dragons-into these intricate designs for page after page of coloring book bliss.With roots in Hinduism and Buddhism, mandalas are spiritual symbols that represent the universe. Coloring these hypnotically beautiful, mystical shapes is a meditative and enjoyable way to relax. A fun way to achieve a state of mindfulness, Coloring Animal Mandalas adds fosters creativity, reduces stress, and allows you to embrace your inner child by focusing on the simple but engaging task of coloring in the detailed designs.
RELAX AND DE-STRESS FROM YOUR BUSY LIFE BY COLORING THIS COLLECTION OF WHIMSICAL MANDALAS THAT INCORPORATE MYSTICAL IMAGERY INTO THE PATTERNS Relax, focus, reach a higher state of mindfulness and simply enjoy yourself as you artfully turn the intricate shapes in this book into stunning works of art. Coloring Dream Mandalas offers you an imaginative array of inspiring quotes and beautiful images, including: *Dragons *Dream catchers *Fairies *Stars and Moons *Angels *Birds *Sacred Symbols *Castles
ATTAIN FOCUS, CLARITY, AND PEACE WHILE ADDING BRIGHT AND INSPIRING COLORS TO THESE UNIQUE FLORAL PATTERNS Relax, focus, reach a higher state of mindfulness and simply enjoy yourself as you artfully fill in the intricate shapes. Coloring Flower Mandalas offers you a garden of inspiring blooms, including: Orchids Roses Gardenias Vines Lilies Sunflowers Loutuses Marigolds Poppies Tulips
Having a child with an autism spectrum disorder may mean that you have to change your life. It can seem as though there are so many things you just can't do. But there are adventures-large and small-that kids with autism love, and they are waiting for your whole family! Just think outside of the ordinary, look for reachable sensory experiences, come prepared, and keep an open mind, and everyone in your family can go along for a great ride. This book is packed with exciting ideas for families living with autism, with everything you need to know to make them a reality. Including: * Unconventional backyard fun: zip lines, trampolines, tree stumps, and even exercise bikes! * Easy ways to adapt public places such as bowling alleys, ice skating rinks, and swimming pools into stress-free outings * Surprising activities that can lead to lifelong interests * Dreaming big: there's a world of amusement parks, water slides, camping, and other family getaways that are truly within reach * Special activities for grandparents and extended family members * How to team up with other parents to maximize the fun With tips and advice from dozens of creative families who have found fun with autism and want you to do the same!
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel--a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan--from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami. Here he gives us the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages.From the Hardcover edition.
Each page contains the name of a color and a picture showing things that illustrate the named color. Pictures are described but no images are present.
Hermie is tired of being a plain ol' green caterpillar. So he sets out on a search to "help" God find the perfect color. Hermie recruits WormieTM to help him in his mission, and their usual caterpillar antics ensue as Hermie and a reluctant Wormie search God's creation for the perfect caterpillar color. Could it be yellow? No, definitely red. Purple is nice, too. . . . But in the end, they find that green was truly one of the special colors in God's palette. With whimsical text and colorful 3-D illustrations, Colors will be a delightful lesson, as well as a helpful reminder that God made us special just the way we are.
One advantage of using CSS3 is that you can apply colors and backgrounds to any element in a web document, create your own gradients, and even apply multiple backgrounds to the same element. This practical guide shows you many ways to use colors, backgrounds, and gradients to achieve some pretty awesome effects.Short and sweet, this book is an excerpt from the upcoming fourth edition of CSS: The Definitive Guide. When you purchase either the print or the ebook edition of Colors, Backgrounds, and Gradients, you'll receive a discount on the entire Definitive Guide once it's released. Why wait? Learn how to bring life to your web pages now.Define foreground colors for a border or element with the color propertyCombine foreground and background colors to create interesting effectsPosition and repeat one or more images in an element's backgroundFix an image to a screen's viewing area, rather than to the element that contains itUse color stops to define vertical, horizontal, and diagonal linear gradientsCreate spotlight effects, circular shadows, and other effects with radial gradients
Introduces children to colors.
The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg's Forgotten History Immigrants, Women, and African Americans in the Civil War's Defining Battleby Margaret S. Creighton
In the summer of 1863, as Union and Confederate armies converged on southern Pennsylvania, the town of Gettysburg found itself thrust onto the center stage of war. The three days of fighting that ensued decisively turned the tide of the Civil War. In The Colors of Courage, Margaret Creighton narrates the tale of this crucial battle from the viewpoint of three unsung groups--women, immigrants, and African Americans--and reveals how wide the conflict's dimensions were. A historian with a superb flair for storytelling, Creighton draws on memoirs, letters, diaries, and newspapers to bring to life the individuals at the heart of her narrative. The Colors of Courage is a stunningly fluid work of original history-one that redefines the Civil War's most remarkable battle.
People of different races have been falling in love for centuries, but it has only been in the last 30 years that interracial relationships have become acceptable in American society--not to mention by local police. This book addresses the problems facing interracial couples from a black perspective. From interracial dating to marriage and child rearing, it talks frankly about racism and discrimination, deals with the disapproval of relatives, discusses the challenges of blending cultures and traditions at home, and celebrates the richness that an interracial relationship offers. Based on interviews with hundreds of biracial couples, this invaluable, savvy handbook will help black Americans navigate the challenges of having a white partner.
From African American to Asian American, indigenous to immigrant, "multiracial" to "mixedblood," the diversity of cultures in this world is matched only by the diversity of stories explaining our cultural origins: stories of creation and destruction, displacement and heartbreak, hope and mystery. With writing from Jamaica Kincaid on the fallacies of national myths, Yusef Komunyakaa connecting the toxic legacy of his hometown, Bogalusa, LA, to a blind faith in capitalism, and bell hooks relating the quashing of multiculturalism to the destruction of nature that is considered "unpredictable" - amongst more than 35 other examinations of the relationship between culture and nature - this collection points toward the trouble of ignoring our cultural heritage, but also reveals how opening our eyes and our minds might provide a more livable future.Contributors: Elmaz Abinader, Faith Adiele, Francisco X. Alarcón, Fred Arroyo, Kimberly Blaeser, Joseph Bruchac, Robert D. Bullard, Debra Kang Dean, Camille Dungy, Nikky Finney, Ray Gonzalez, Kimiko Hahn, bell hooks, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Pualani Kanaka'ole Kanahele, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Jamaica Kincaid, Yusef Komunyakaa, J. Drew Lanham, David Mas Masumoto, Maria Melendez, Thyllias Moss, Gary Paul Nabhan, Nalini Nadkarni, Melissa Nelson, Jennifer Oladipo, Louis Owens, Enrique Salmon, Aileen Suzara, A. J. Verdelle, Gerald Vizenor, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Al Young, Ofelia Zepeda
Angus Fletcher is one of our finest theorists of the arts, the heir to I. A. Richards, Erich Auerbach, Northrop Frye. This, his grandest book since the groundbreaking Allegory of 1964, aims to open another field of study: how thought--the act, the experience of thinking--is represented in literature.
"I was born in southern China in 1962, in the tiny town of Yellow Stone. They called it the Year of Great Starvation. " In 1962, as millions of Chinese citizens were gripped by Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution and the Red Guards enforced a brutal regime of communism, a boy was born to a poor family in southern China. This family--the Chens--had once been respected landlords in the village of Yellow Stone, but now they were among the least fortunate families in the country, despised for their "capitalist" past. Grandpa Chen couldn't leave the house for fear of being beaten to death; the children were spit upon in the street; and their father was regularly hauled off to labor camps, leaving the family of eight without a breadwinner. Da Chen, the youngest child, seemed destined for a life of poverty, shame, and hunger. But winning humor and an indomitable spirit can be found in the most unexpected places. Colors of the Mountain is a story of triumph, a memoir of a boyhood full of spunk, mischief, and love. The young Da Chen is part Horatio Alger, part Holden Caul-field; he befriends a gang of young hoodlums as well as the elegant, elderly Chinese Baptist woman who teaches him English and opens the door to a new life. Chen's remarkable story is full of unforgettable scenes of rural Chinese life: feasting on oysters and fried peanuts on New Year's Day, studying alongside classmates who wear red armbands and quote Mao, and playing and working in the peaceful rice fields near his village. Da Chen's story is both captivating and endearing, filled with the universal human quality that distinguishes the very best memoirs. It proves once again that the concerns of childhood transcend time and place.
Create beautiful woodland-inspired accessories The gorgeous and cozy projects in Colorwork Mittens & Gloves simply beg to be knit. Small enough for a quick-knitted gift, but precious enough to cherish forever, these pieces will delight and inspire for years to come. Your adventure begins here: take a journey through colorwork with woodland-inspired knits.
Create beautiful woodland-inspired accessoriesThe gorgeous and cozy projects in Colorwork Mittens & Gloves simply beg to be knit. Small enough for a quick-knitted gift, but precious enough to cherish forever, these pieces will delight and inspire for years to come. Your adventure begins here: take a journey through colorwork with woodland-inspired knits.
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