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Justine McKeen talks too much, bosses people around too much, and as everyone soon finds out, she tells the truth, but just not all at once. Justine's trying to save the planet, one person and one cause at a time. Best of all, when she decides to get something done, it involves a whole lot of laughter and fun for everyone.
Weaving together history, microbiology, ecology, jurisprudence, theology, and epidemiology, Justinian's Flea gives a unique and sweeping account of the little known event that changed the course of a continent.
Though years had passed since he'd left town, Justin Kincaid still had something to prove. Especially to Megan Bartlett, the only woman he'd ever loved, and the one woman he could never forgive. This couldn't be happening, Megan told herself, Justin was back. Justin Kincaid had returned. But the boy he'd been was gone, replaced by a man who'd brought Megan a child to cherish. And her own secret past to confront.
Juvenile Delinquency in Europe and Beyond: Results of the Second International Self-Report Delinquency Study presents the status of juvenile crime and delinquency and its backgrounds in many of the European Union member states as well as in the United States, Canada, Venezuela and Surinam. The book includes information on key issues in juvenile delinquency such as victimization of young people, alcohol and drug use and its relation to juvenile crime, involvement in youth gangs, immigration, family and school and neighborhood situations. It provides insight into different views on what can be considered juvenile crime; what acts are subsumed in its definition and when we can speak about structural delinquent behavior. These insights are based on self-reported information systematically and simultaneously collected from about 70,000 12-15 year old youths in 28 countries. Until recently, the self-report methodology has not been applied on such a large scale in an international context. The results of this survey provide new and unexpected data about those young people who structurally commit criminal acts, as well as on the frequency of the behavior and the conditions that have an impact on offending. The wealth of descriptions and insights in delinquency of all these countries will be of great interest to scholars, students and practitioners because of the special character of the publication; it is a book of reference to everyone interested in the backgrounds of juvenile delinquency.
Manny Moon, the agile one-legged detective, is back on a case involving the son of his old friend Ed Brighton. Young Joe Brighton had been found by the police standing over the dead body of Bart Meyers, president of the Purple Pelicans-a juvenile gang to which Joe belonged. The knife used to kill Bart belonged to Joes father, and the police believed they had an open-and-shut case. But Manny didnt think Joe was a killer and when he started investigating he uncovered some very dangerous information that exposed a gang of dope peddlers. Manny had to keep one step ahead of them to save his own life and clear Joe from the murder charge.
Gain a practical and comprehensive understanding of the juvenile justice system with JUVENILE JUSTICE, Fifth Edition. Highly accessible and student friendly, this text explores various programs and processes that exist in today's juvenile justice system, including prevention efforts through school and community-based programs. The fifth edition also includes expanded coverage of measurement, victimization, differences between the adult and juvenile justice systems, diversity, gangs, future trends in the field, cutting-edge policies, and more.
The definition and history of delinquency; biological, psychological and sociological explanations; gang delinquency; drugs and delinquency; the juvenile court process; due process and juveniles; institutional and residential interventions; juvenile probation and community corrections; restorative justice; the victimization of juveniles; and future directions of juvenile justice.
Gecko, Terence, and Ajay are serving time in juvenile detention centers until they get a second chance. Douglas Healy, a former juvenile delinquent himself, takes them into his halfway house, hoping to make a difference in their lives. One night there is a scuffle, and Healy is accidentally knocked unconscious. When he awakes in the hospital, he has no memory of them or of the halfway house. Afraid of being sent back to Juvie, the guys hatch a crazy scheme to continue on as if the group leader never left. But if the boys are found out, their second chance will be their last.
Stile had problems on two different worlds. On Proton he was threatened with murder, and on Phaze, an alternate world ruled by magic, he had to master magic, fight a dragon, win the friendship of a lady unicorn, locate his enemy among the paranoid Adepts and return out of Phaze to win the Great Games on Proton. After that, he was ready to face the real problems!THE APPRENTICE ADEPTBook OneSPLIT INFINITYBook TwoBLUE ADEPTBookThreeJUXTAPOSITIONFrom the Paperback edition.
O'Reilly's pioneering reference is the first and last word on this powerful distributed computing technology. JXTA in a Nutshell delivers all the information you need to get started, including an overview of P2P distributed computing, an explanation of the JXTA Project's new platform, and ways that developers can become a part of the development effort. JXTA in a Nutshell introduces major concepts in a hands-on way by explaining them in context to the shell, and contains a complete reference to the JXTA app
Jython is an implementation of the Python programming language written in 100% pure Java, so it runs under any compliant Java Virtual Machine. The secret to Jython's popularity lies in the combination of Java's libraries and tools with Python's rapid development capabilities. With Jython, you can write Python programs that integrate seamlessly with any Java code. And like Python, Jython can be used interactively, so you can get immediate results as you are programming. Jython Essentials provides a solid introduction to the Python language, offering a brief but thorough tour of the Python concepts you'll need to understand to use Jython effectively. The book makes frequent comparisons between Python and Java, with special emphasis on the different object-oriented semantics of the two languages, so Java programmers can quickly get up to speed with Jython. Jython Essentials also covers the various ways in which Jython and Java can interact. For example, Jython code can create instances of pre-existing Java classes and call methods in those instances. You can write Jython classes that are direct subclasses of existing Java classes and use introspection to discern the capabilities of JavaBeans components. This book provides examples of using Jython with existing Java libraries, including the Swing GUI toolkit, the JDBC database API, the Servlet API, and various XML tools. And finally, the book shows how Jython can be used as a scripting language within a Java program. With Jython Essentials, you have everything you need to start creating applications that mix the best of Python's interactivity and Java's robust libraries.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water, Gettysburg, Ben Franklin's inventions, the Liberty Bell -- there is so much to learn about Pennsylvania's history and geography. K is for Keystone is a wonderful introduction to many of Pennsylvania's unique features for readers young and old.
Celebrate Kwanzaa from A to Z! K is for Kwanzaa is a unique alphabet book for young children and a wonderful introduction to the African-American holiday. Each letter of the alphabet represents an important word or fascinating fact about Kwanzaa. This book bring to life all that is central to Kwanzaa: cultural heritage, family, and community. Here's a book that's a "must-have" for young classroom libraries and every family that celebrates the holiday!
Vetvix, the evil veterinarian, has a secret weapon -- K-Niner. This Dog of Doom is armed with huge muscles, ferocious fangs, and a nasty temper. Can Garfield and his gang of superheroes defeat him?
Shivaram Karanth's "Marali Mannige" is a classic about the hoops of love that bind man to the soil which he tills for his subsistence. Like them, Karanth also was the son of Mother Earth, and reflected her agonies and ecstasies
A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing K2, the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of No Shortcuts to the Top. At 28,251 feet, the world's second-tallest mountain, K2 thrusts skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan. Climbers regard it as the ultimate achievement in mountaineering, with good reason. Four times as deadly as Everest, K2 has claimed the lives of seventy-seven climbers since 1954. In August 2008 eleven climbers died in a single thirty-six-hour period on K2-the worst single-event tragedy in the mountain's history and the second-worst in the long chronicle of mountaineering in the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges. Yet summiting K2 remains a cherished goal for climbers from all over the globe. Before he faced the challenge of K2 himself, Ed Viesturs, one of the world's premier high-altitude mountaineers, thought of it as "the holy grail of mountaineering."In K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain, Viesturs explores the remarkable history of the mountain and of those who have attempted to conquer it. At the same time he probes K2's most memorable sagas in an attempt to illustrate the lessons learned by confronting the fundamental questions raised by mountaineering-questions of risk, ambition, loyalty to one's teammates, self-sacrifice, and the price of glory. Viesturs knows the mountain firsthand. He and renowned alpinist Scott Fischer climbed it in 1992 and were nearly killed in an avalanche that sent them sliding to almost certain death. Fortunately, Ed managed to get into a self-arrest position with his ice ax and stop both his fall and Scott's. Focusing on seven of the mountain's most dramatic campaigns, from his own troubled ascent to the 2008 tragedy, Viesturs and Roberts crafts an edge-of-your-seat narrative that climbers and armchair travelers alike will find unforgettably compelling. With photographs from Viesturs's personal collection and from historical sources, this is the definitive account of the world's ultimate mountain, and of the lessons that can be gleaned from struggling toward its elusive summit.
Emphasizes looking at your dog as an individual, and choosing what's best for him or her, whether or not it fits your theories. Contains lab analyses of raw meaty bones, as well as much advice on creating a nutritionally balanced diet that suits your dog's needs, and how to figure out what those needs are.
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