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Literature textbook for California 8th graders.
Terminology and complex medical processes are described in an easy-to-understand manner that is readily accessible to learners of all levels. The Language of Medicine brings medical terms to life with a text/workbook format organized by body systems, offering additional chapters on specific key areas of health care.
From the book jacket: karen Sommerfield has been hiding from the big questions of life- immersing herself in a high-pressure job, ignoring the emotional distance in .her marriage, avoiding memories of a sudden miscarriage and a bout with cancer that stole her chance of ever having children. She's convinced herself that money, power, and success can give her the sense of purpose she yearns for...until the day the company downsizes her out of a job and the doctor tells her that the cancer may be back. It's a double blow that would send anyone reeling. It sends Karen on a search for herself in the last place she ever thought to look: Grandma Rose's old farm, where her sister has made a seemingly perfect life. As Karen's hectic schedule falls away, she opens up to the unexpected-a lonely child in need of nurturing and newly discovered family members with insights into the past. In the quiet of the Missouri Ozarks, she once again hears the call of the river and the whispers of the sycamore leaves. In their soft, secret language, she will discover answers, a forgotten purpose, and a joy to make her life complete.
The Language of the Heart: A Cultural History of the Recovery Movement from Alcoholics Anonymous to Oprah Winfreyby Trysh Travis
InThe Language of the HeartTrysh Travis explores the rich cultural history of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and its offshoots and the larger "recovery movement" that has grown out of them. Moving from AA's beginnings in the mid-1930s as a men's fellowship that met in church basements to the thoroughly commercialized addiction treatment centers of today, Travis chronicles the development of recovery and examines its relationship to the broad American tradition of self-help, highlighting the roles that gender, mysticism, and print culture have played in that development. Travis draws on hitherto unexamined materials from AA's archives as well as a variety of popular recovery literatures. Her analysis traces AA's embrace of the concept of alcoholism as disease, the rise of feminist sobriety discourse and the codependence theories of the 1970s and 80s, and Oprah Winfrey's turn-of-the-millennium popularization of metaphysical healing. What unites these varied cultures of recovery, Travis argues, is their desire to offer spiritual solutions to problems of gender and power. Treating self-help seekers as individuals whose intellectual and aesthetic traditions are worth excavating,The Language of the Heartis the first book to attend to the evolution and variation found within the recovery movement and to treat recovery with the attention to detail that its complexity requires.
"In these conversational, feisty essays, an energizing mind trip for SF fans, she dissects her own fiction, discusses technique and explores the potential of SF and fantasy, which she considers different branches of the same form of writing."--from "Publisher's Weekly"
Derrick Jensen writes: 'We are members of the most destructive culture ever to exist. Our assaults on the natural world, on indigenous and other cultures, on women, on children, on all of us through the possibility of nuclear suicide and other means - all these are unprecedented in their magnitude and ferocity. Why do we act as we do? What are sane and effective responses to outrageously destructive behaviour? What will it take for us to stop the horrors that characterise our way of being? My work and life revolve around these questions. Every morning when I wake up I ask myself if I should write or blow up a dam. Every day I tell myself I should continue writing. Yet I am not always convinced I am making the right decision. ' In this powerful mix of memoir and environmental expose, Derrick Jensen, considered the pre-eminent environmental activist writing in the USA today, argues that the modern industrial economy abuses our environment, destroys meaningful work and disconnects us from the natural world. Threaded through this analysis is his own personal account of attempting to transcend the legacies of childhood abuse, to reject our societies' exploitative selfishness and to live in harmony with non-human life. Derrick Jensen offers startling insights into how the pathology of violence (particularly from governments and corporations) permeates our cultures - and the impact this has on our health, relationships, communities and the myriad life-forms with whom we share our planet. This is not just one man's inspiring and compelling story - it is the story of us all. '. . . A Language Older Than Words tells the uncensored truth in a way that no one else has, breaks our hearts open in all the right ways, and suggests how we might fully rejoin the Earth community. This vital book is one of the most important I've read. It will be for you, as well. ' Bill Plotkin, author Nature and the Human Soul and Soulcraft. '. . . I urge everyone committed to making a difference to read this confronting, liberating and hopeful book. ' Professor Stuart Hill, Foundation Chair, School of Social Ecology, UWS, Sydney. 'Singular, compelling and courageously honest, this book is more than just a poignant memoir of a harrowingly abusive childhood. It relates the extraordinary journey of one man striving to save his own spirit and our planet's . . . ' Publishers Weekly.
Where the English language is concerned, professional writer and editor Bruce O. Boston sees himself "holding one end of a leash, at the other end of which is a language barking its head off, trying to tear off in every which direction..." In Language On A Leash, Boston presents a provocative collection of artful essays that examine the nuances and crannies of the English language. Called "a virtuoso performance," Language On A Leash will please word lovers everywhere with its diverse subjects and thoughtful discussions. Boston's clever observations about writing, editing, language, and usage will delight anyone who has ever put pen to paper.
If you're an actress or a coed just trying to do a man-size job, a yes-man who turns a deaf ear to some sob sister, an heiress aboard her yacht, or a bookworm enjoying a boy's night out, Diane Ravitch's internationally acclaimed The Language Police has bad news for you: Erase those words from your vocabulary!Textbook publishers and state education agencies have sought to root out racist, sexist, and elitist language in classroom and library materials. But according to Diane Ravitch, a leading historian of education, what began with the best of intentions has veered toward bizarre extremes. At a time when we celebrate and encourage diversity, young readers are fed bowdlerized texts, devoid of the references that give these works their meaning and vitality. With forceful arguments and sensible solutions for rescuing American education from the pressure groups that have made classrooms bland and uninspiring, The Language Police offers a powerful corrective to a cultural scandal.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Language policy is an issue of critical importance in the world today. In this 2003 introduction, Bernard Spolsky explores many debates at the forefront of language policy: ideas of correctness and bad language; bilingualism and multilingualism; language death and efforts to preserve endangered languages; language choice as a human and civil right; and language education policy. Through looking at the language practices, beliefs and management of social groups from families to supra-national organizations, he develops a theory of modern national language policy and the major forces controlling it, such as the demands for efficient communication, the pressure for national identity, the attractions of (and resistance to) English as a global language, and the growing concern for human and civil rights as they impinge on language. Two central questions asked in this wide-ranging survey are of how to recognize language policies, and whether or not language can be managed at all.
Language Testing Reconsidered provides a critical update on major issues that have engaged the field of language testing since its inception. Anyone who is working in, studying or teaching language testing should have a copy of this book. The information, discussions, and reflections offered within the volume address major developments within the field over the past decades, enlivened by current "takes" on these issues. The real value of this collection, however, lies in its consideration of the past as a means of defining the future agenda of language testing.
A modern gothic novel of love, secrets, and murder-set against the lush backdrop of Provence Meeting Dom was the most incredible thing that had ever happened to me. When Eve falls for the secretive, charming Dom in Switzerland, their whirlwind relationship leads them to Les GenÉvriers, an abandoned house set among the fragrant lavender fields of the South of France. Each enchanting day delivers happy discoveries: hidden chambers, secret vaults, a beautiful wrought-iron lantern. Deeply in love and surrounded by music, books, and the heady summer scents of the French countryside, Eve has never felt more alive. But with autumn's arrival the days begin to cool, and so, too, does Dom. Though Eve knows he bears the emotional scars of a failed marriage-one he refuses to talk about-his silence arouses suspicion and uncertainty. The more reticent Dom is to explain, the more Eve becomes obsessed with finding answers-and with unraveling the mystery of his absent, beautiful ex-wife, Rachel. Like its owner, Les GenÉvriers is also changing. Bright, warm rooms have turned cold and uninviting; shadows now fall unexpectedly; and Eve senses a presence moving through the garden. Is it a ghost from the past or a manifestation of her current troubles with Dom? Can she trust Dom, or could her life be in danger? Eve does not know that Les GenÉvriers has been haunted before. BÉnÉdicte Lincel, the house's former owner, thrived as a young girl within the rich elements of the landscape: the violets hidden in the woodland, the warm wind through the almond trees. She knew the bitter taste of heartbreak and tragedy-long-buried family secrets and evil deeds that, once unearthed, will hold shocking and unexpected consequences for Eve.
Threatened by a tide of invaders, the last of the Roman Auxiliaries are to leave Britain forever. But Aquila, a young legionnaire, chooses to stay behind, in order to join the fight to save his native land.
A Chinese family prepares for their New Year festivities they decorate the house with flowers, then set off firecrackers to scare away bad spirits and welcome the coming year. Family and friends sit down together for a festive dinner, then go outside to watch the parade of dragon dancers. The festival ends on its final night with a display of colored lanterns. Festival Time books depict the activities of typical families, as Mom, Dad, and children celebrate holidays that have special religious or cultural significance for them. Cheerfully attractive color illustrations supplement a simply-told story of the holiday's origins and a description of the festivities that are part of that holiday. Festival Time books can be read aloud to toddlers, but are easy enough for many first and second graders to read to themselves. Each book's final two-page spread is written mainly for parents, offering suggestions for ways to communicate the holiday's meaning to kids. (Ages 3-7) Picture descriptions present.
Memoir by founder of the Children's Defense Fund with portraits of the many mentors who helped shape her.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Lao People's Democratic Republic: 2007 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Lao People's Democratic Republicby Masahiko Takeda Anthony Boote
A report from the International Monetary Fund.
Lao-tzu's "Te-Tao Ching" has been treasured for thousands of years for its poetic statement of life's most profound and elusive truths. This new translation, based on the 1973 discovery of two copies of the manuscript more than five centuries older than any others known, corrects many defects of the later versions. In his extensive commentary, Professor Henricks reevaluates traditional interpretations.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Lapdogs is the first book to demonstrate that, for the entire George W. Bush presidency, the news media have utterly failed in their duty as watchdog for the public. In blistering prose, Eric Boehlert reveals how, time after time, the press chose a soft approach to covering the government, and as a result reported and analyzed crucial events incompletely and even inaccurately. From WMDs to Valerie Plame to the NSA's domestic spying, mainstream fixtures such as The New York Times, CBS, CNN, and Time magazine too often ignored the administration's missteps and misleading words, and did not call out the public officials who betrayed the country's trust. Throughout both presidential campaigns and the entire Iraq war to date, the media acted as a virtual mouthpiece for the White House, giving watered-down coverage of major policy decisions, wartime abuses of power, and egregious mistakes -- and sometimes these events never made it into the news at all. Finally, in Lapdogs, the press is being held accountable by one of its own. Boehlert homes in on the reasons the press did not do its job: a personal affinity for Bush that journalists rarely displayed toward his predecessor, Bill Clinton; a Republican White House that threatened to deny access to members of the media who asked challenging questions or voiced criticism; and a press that feared being tainted by accusations of liberal bias. Moreover, journalists -- who may have wanted to report accurately on the important stories -- often found themselves at cross-purposes with media executives, many of whom were increasingly driven by economic concerns. Cowed by all of these factors, the media abandoned their traditional role of stirring up meaningful public debate. Boehlert asserts that the Bush White House never subscribed to the view -- commonly held by previous administrations -- that a relationship with the press is an important part of the democratic process. Instead, it saw the press as just another special interest group that needed to be either appeased or held at bay -- or, in some cases, squashed. The administration actively undermined the basic tenets of accurate and fair journalism, and reporters and editors accepted their reduced roles without a whimper. To an unprecedented degree, journalists too often stopped asking uncomfortable questions of people in power. In essence, the entire purpose and pursuit of journalism was sacrificed. Riveting in its sharp denouncement, supported by dozens of glaring and troubling examples of journalistic malpractice, Lapdogs thoroughly dissects the press's misconduct during Bush's presidency and gives voice to the growing public dismay with the mainstream media.
As the editor of Harper's Magazine, Lewis Lapham has enjoyed entrée to America's "cultural elite", a class distinguished by its talent for currying favor, licking boots, and kissing ass. Drawing upon a lifetime of experience among the cognoscenti, Mr. Lapham breaks rank and reveals the unspoken secrets of getting ahead: what to say, how to dress, when to lie, whom to befriend, where to be seen, and why it is absolutely essential to wear clean shoes. "The first impression is also the last impression. You don't wish to be remembered as the stain on the rug." Anyone interested in self-advancement will be transformed by Lapham's "Rules of Influence", which offers proven nuggets of wisdom. For example, when trying to impress the boss, remember: "Flattery cannot be too often or too recklessly applied. Think of it as suntan lotion or moisturizing cream." Written with stinging wit and tongue planted firmly in cheek, Lapham's "Rules of Influence" is a brilliant critique of class and manners in America, packed with the kind of irreverent observation that only Lewis Lapham can provide. Seek out the acquaintance of people richer and more important than yourself, and never take an interest in people who cannot do you any favors.
Irish Times columnist tells of his initial faith, his loss of it, and finally how he regained it.
Prepare for seduction as Lara Adrian unleashes a new breed of vampire in this heart-pounding series of paranormal romance and suspense. Now in a convenient eBook bundle, here are the nine books leading up to the climactic Midnight Breed adventure, Darker After Midnight. Part human, part otherworldly, the Breed has lived among humankind for thousands of years, maintaining a tentative peace built on secrecy, power, and the dark justice carried out by the formidable warriors of the Order. But now, a blood war within the race is set to ignite. "Evocative, enticing, erotic . . . Enter Lara Adrian's vampire world and be enchanted!"--New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward Vampires are going Rogue in startling numbers, feeding without discretion, killing humans in the streets. It is up to the Order to stop the spreading threat of Rogue domination--and in so doing, each of the warriors will be forced to confront private demons, darkest secrets, deepest fears. Some will know triumph, some will know loss, but each warrior can count on one thing: Love, when it finds him, will often come at the worst possible moment, with the least likely woman . . . and it will bring each of these powerful males to his knees. KISS OF MIDNIGHT KISS OF CRIMSON MIDNIGHT AWAKENING MIDNIGHT RISING VEIL OF MIDNIGHT ASHES OF MIDNIGHT SHADES OF MIDNIGHT TAKEN BY MIDNIGHT DEEPER THAN MIDNIGHT "A thrilling blend of dark passion and heart-pounding action. Lara Adrian always delivers a keeper!"--New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter
Welcome, dear reader, to the world of Hetar, a realm of Forest Lords, of Shadow Princes and Coastal Kings. A land of passions, both civilized and savage. Where the social classes know their place, but where anyone can, under the right conditions, advance to the highest pinnacle. This is a place where pleasure is never censured, but encouraged, and where deception and desire may be intertwined. The orderly, elegant veneer of refined Hetar can no longer ignore the rebellion brewing in the Outlands, a dangerous place of both magic and mystery. From the city that is the very center of Hetar, Lara, the beautiful half-faerie daughter of John Swiftsword, ventures forth on a journey that will awaken her, both body and soul, as she learns the true meaning of love that will last an eternity #151;and a searing passion that will change the destiny of Hetar forever.
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