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This book provides a far-reaching follow-up to the pathbreaking Urban Sprawl and Public Health, published by Island Press in 2004. That book sparked a range of inquiries into the connections between constructed environments, particularly cities and suburbs, and human health. Since then, numerous studies have extended and refined the book's research and reporting. Making Healthy Places offers a fresh and comprehensive look at this vital subject today, from the scale of buildings up to the scale of metropolitan areas. There is no other book with the depth, breadth, vision and accessibility that this book offers. Like a well-trained doctor, it presents a diagnosis of-and offers treatment for-problems related to the built environment. Drawing on the latest scientific evidence, with contributions from experts in a range of fields, it imparts a wealth of practical information, emphasizing demonstrated and promising solutions to common problems. Health professionals, planners, architects, developers, elected officials, students, and concerned members of the public will find this book invaluable.
A child is missing. The words chill Detective Mike Ryan and bring to mind memories of his own tragedy.He'll dedicate every resource he has until the girl Sicily is found, safe...and alive. His investigation hits a snag with Sicily's aunt and guardian, Beth Greenway. Beth's cool demeanor is at odds with the situation, making him suspicious. She's definitely hiding something. But the more time he spends with her, the less he believes that something is about the missing niece. And with all that contact, Mike sees Beth's vulnerabilities. Suddenly, he wants to protect her, even while he wants to know her secrets.As the search hits one roadblock after another, Mike's dedication intensifies. He needs to bring Sicily home for Beth...but also for the future he wants with them.
Making Heretics is a major new narrative of the famous Massachusetts disputes of the late 1630s misleadingly labeled the "antinomian controversy" by later historians. Drawing on an unprecedented range of sources, Michael Winship fundamentally recasts these interlocked religious and political struggles as a complex ongoing interaction of personalities and personal agendas and as a succession of short-term events with cumulative results. Previously neglected figures like Sir Henry Vane and John Wheelwright assume leading roles in the processes that nearly ended Massachusetts, while more familiar "hot Protestants" like John Cotton and Anne Hutchinson are relocated in larger frameworks. The book features a striking portrayal of the minister Thomas Shepard as an angry heresy-hunting militant, helping to set the volatile terms on which the disputes were conducted and keeping the flames of contention stoked even as he ostensibly attempted to quell them. The first book-length treatment in forty years, Making Heretics locates its story in rich contexts, ranging from ministerial quarrels and negotiations over fine but bitterly contested theological points to the shadowy worlds of orthodox and unorthodox lay piety, and from the transatlantic struggles over the Massachusetts Bay Company's charter to the fraught apocalyptic geopolitics of the Reformation itself. An object study in the ways that puritanism generated, managed, and failed to manage diversity, Making Heretics carries its account on into England in the 1640s and 1650s and helps explain the differing fortunes of puritanism in the Old and New Worlds.
You Can Go Home AgainThe only thing Cole Merrick wants to do with the Mirror Lake property he inherited is sell it. And the sooner the better. The handsome pilot has no attachment to the place where he and Grace Eversea fell in love years ago. He never meant to break his promises-or her heart-when he left town without a word. Now, just in time for Mirror Lake's 125th birthday celebration, he comes face-to-face with all he left behind, including Grace. And he wonders if he ought to give this town a second chance. If only he can convince Grace to do the same for him....
In "Making History," Fry bites off a rather meaty chunk by tackling a deceptively simple premise: What if Hitler had never been born? An unquestionable improvement, one would reason--and so an earnest History grad student and an aging German physicist idealistically undertake to bring this about by preventing Adolf's conception. And with their success is launched a brave new world that is in some ways better than ours--but in most ways even worse.
How do some people make good things happen and bounce back from setbacks? Why do they lead happier, healthier, more productive lives? It's because they have hope--not because of luck, or intelligence, or money. So, what exactly is hope and how can you get it, too? Using discoveries from the largest study of hopeful people ever conducted, world-renowned expert on the psychology of hope Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., reveals that hope is not just an emotion but an essential life tool. Hope is also a leading indicator of success in relationships, academics, career, and business. With Making Hope Happen you can measure your level of hope and learn how to create and share it. In this newest evolution of positive psychology, Dr. Lopez provides strategies for building a high-hope mind-set and shares uplifting stories of real people--parents, educators, entrepreneurs, young and old people with health challenges, and civic leaders-- who create hope and who change their own lives as well as their schools, workplaces, and communities. They include: * The CEO who befriended a curious nine-year-old, bringing him into the company and transforming his attitude toward school and future goals. * A young entrepreneur who worked to change laws that stood in his way, recruited friends to support his start-up, and rebuilt from scratch after a fire. * The college president whose creative fundraising during the worst of the economic downturn kept her neediest seniors in school through graduation. * The city council members who developed a visionary recovery plan only days after their community was flattened by a tornado. * Two mothers and a principal who reversed decades of neglect and mismanagement to turn a failing school into a neighborhood magnet. * A college student who is thriving after two heart transplants, and whose hopeful self-care has been key to her survival. Making Hope Happen is for people who believe that the future can be better than the past or the present and who are looking for a way to make it so. The message is clear: Hope matters. Hope is a choice. Hope can be learned. Hope is contagious.
In the last six decades, one of the most striking developments in international law is the emergence of a massive body of legal norms and procedures aimed at protecting human rights. In many countries, though, there is little relationship between international law and the actual protection of human rights on the ground. Making Human Rights a Reality takes a fresh look at why it's been so hard for international law to have much impact in parts of the world where human rights are most at risk. Emilie Hafner-Burton argues that more progress is possible if human rights promoters work strategically with the group of states that have dedicated resources to human rights protection. These human rights "stewards" can focus their resources on places where the tangible benefits to human rights are greatest. Success will require setting priorities as well as engaging local stakeholders such as nongovernmental organizations and national human rights institutions. To date, promoters of international human rights law have relied too heavily on setting universal goals and procedures and not enough on assessing what actually works and setting priorities. Hafner-Burton illustrates how, with a different strategy, human rights stewards can make international law more effective and also safeguard human rights for more of the world population.
This groundbreaking book provides the first comprehensive study of the remaking of Ireland's aristocracy during the seventeenth century. It is a study of the Irish peerage and its role in the establishment of English control over Ireland. Jane Ohlmeyer's research in the archives of the era yields a major new understanding of early Irish and British elite, and it offers fresh perspectives on the experiences of the Irish, English, and Scottish lords in wider British and continental contexts. The book examines the resident peerage as an aggregate of 91 families, not simply 311 individuals, and demonstrates how a reconstituted peerage of mixed faith and ethnicity assimilated the established Catholic aristocracy. Tracking the impact of colonization, civil war, and other significant factors on the fortunes of the peerage in Ireland, Ohlmeyer arrives at a fresh assessment of the key accomplishment of the new Irish elite: making Ireland English.
In this inspiring collection, children living all over the world speak about being forced to flee from their homes as refugees in original, autobiographical accounts.
Through the rough patches in our life, we sometimes forget that we are not alone. It is when we need inspiration and guidance but can't talk to our friends or family, we need someone who understands and has been through it before us, and is still... MAKING IT IN HIGH HEELS 40 strong women from various ages, backgrounds and experiences have come together to share the most personal times in their lives. Listen in as these women 16-35 years of age each contribute a chapter about a hard time they have gone through and what they did to get through it. These stories will help motivate and inspire you through any hard time in your life. Your life is about to take a change for the better!
This planning guide provides college-bound students and their parents with essential information on how the admissions process works; what the top colleges are looking for; choosing the right college; and presenting a student's qualifications.
Let America's premier college consultants take the mystery out of admissions. As seen on PBS, this proven, ten-step program offers a comprehensive inside view of the state of college admissions today. Educational consultants Howard and Matthew Greene have mastered the science and art of college admissions, helping tens of thousands of students get into their schools of choice. This highly effective program is now available to all students who want to attend an outstanding college or university. The Greenes' cutting-edge approach will teach you to: Think like an admissions officer Plan a comprehensive admissions campaign Understand and take advantage of current trends Implement the best strategies for standing out Whether it's choosing the best college for you, writing a winning personal statement, or planning your college financing, this fully updated new edition gives you the latest in admissions secrets, statistics, tactics, and facts.
In a brand-new eBook original novella, RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author Ruthie Knox takes her spectacular Camelot series to new heights with a tale of desire reinvented. A hotel bar. A sexy stranger. A night of passion. There's a part of Amber Mazzara that wants those things, wants to have a moment--just one--when life isn't a complicated tangle of house and husband and kids and careers. Then, after a long, exhausting "vacation" with her family, her husband surprises her with a gift: a few days on the beach . . . alone. Only she won't be alone for long, because a handsome man just bought her a drink. He's cool, he's confident, and he wants to take Amber to bed and keep her there for days. Lucky for them both, he's her husband. He's got only a few days in Jamaica to make her wildest desires come true, but if he can pull it off, there's reason to believe that this fantasy can last a lifetime. Praise for Ruthie Knox "A great new voice in contemporary romance . . . hilarious, heartfelt, and hot."--New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristan Higgins "Knox writes incredible romance."--RT Book Reviews "I'll read anything by Ruthie Knox--her books are always sexy, funny, beautifully poignant, and honest."--Molly O'Keefe, bestselling author of Crazy Thing Called Love "One of the reasons I so like [Ruthie Knox's] work is because [her] heroines are women I personally can relate to."--Dear Author Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from the Loveswept title Flirting with Disaster.
"Petey Chops wasn't kicking up. And if he didn't start soon, he was going to get whacked." So begins Making Jack Falcone, the extraordinary true story of an undercover FBI agent's years-long investigation of the Gambinos, which resulted in a string of arrests that crippled the organized crime family. But long before Joaquin "Jack" Garcia found himself wearing a wire with some of the Mafia's top capos, he was one of the FBI's unlikeliest recruits. A Cuban-born American, Jack graduated from Quantico standing six-foot-four and weighing 300 pounds -- not your typical G-man. Jack's stature soon proved an asset as the FBI looked to place agents undercover with drug smugglers, counterfeiters, and even killers. Jack became one of the few FBI agents dedicated solely to undercover work. Using a series of carefully created aliases, Jack insinuated himself in the criminal world, from the Badlands of Philadelphia, where he was a gregarious money launderer, to the streets of Miami, where an undercover Garcia moved stolen and illicit goods and brought down dirty cops. Jack jumped at the opportunity to infiltrate the shadowy world of La Cosa Nostra, but how would the Cuban-American convince wiseguys that he was one of their own, a Sicilian capable of "earning his button" -- getting made in the Mafia? For the first time, the FBI created a special "mob school" for Jack, teaching him how to eat, talk, and think like a wiseguy. And it wasn't long before the freshly minted Jack Falcone found himself under the wing of one of the Gambinos' old school capos, Greg DePalma. DePalma, who cared for an ailing John Gotti in prison, introduced Falcone to his world of shakedowns, beatings, and envelopes of cash, never suspecting that one of his trusted crew members was a federal agent. A page-turning account of the struggle between law enforcement and organized crime that will rank with such classic stories as Donnie Brasco, Serpico, and Wiseguy, Making Jack Falcone is an unforgettable trip into America's underworld through the eyes of a highly decorated FBI veteran.
Combines the popular craft of beading with beautiful semi-precious stones, which are collected by many. Features a variety of versatile ideas which can be adapted for any type of gem or bead. Readers will learn to reate beautiful gemstone jewelry with this dazzling collection of over 100 projects, ranging from eyecatching earrings and accessories to exquisite necklaces and bracelets. This beautiful book offers an impressive range of 28 beautiful semi-precious stones (including birthstones) and a glimpse into the fascinating history and mythical properties behind them. Projects range from the simplest stringing to more detailed beadwork to cater for all levels of ability. Clear artworks, beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions ensure flawless results.
Race, who has worked with learners, teachers, and trainers, identifies how to make learning happen in higher and further education by focusing on learners and the key factors of successful learning. Chapters on learning in small and large groups, diversity, and addressing employability are included. This edition has been expanded based on the author's experiences running workshops in the UK and other countries. It has more on learning factors, which are linked to different teaching/learning contexts in other chapters; new chapters on designing curriculum for learning, addressing common problems in teaching post-compulsory education, and the nature of reflection. An extended chapter on assessment that includes a tool for examining assessment design and how it links to learning factors and validity, reliability, transparency, and other areas is included along with new discussion of helping learners get feedback quickly. The chapters on making workshops work and e-learning have been omitted. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Drawing together leading legal historians from a range of jurisdictions and cultures, this collection of essays addresses the fundamental methodological underpinning of legal history research. Via a broad chronological span and a wide range of topics, the contributors explore the approaches, methods and sources that together form the basis of their research and shed light on the complexities of researching into the history of the law. By exploring the challenges posed by visual, unwritten and quasi-legal sources, the difficulties posed by traditional archival material and the novelty of exploring the development of legal culture and comparative perspectives, the book reveals the richness and dynamism of legal history research.
From the book: The newly revised and updated Making Life More Livable is the essential guide for adults experiencing vision loss and is an invaluable resource for their family and friends. Full of practical tips and illustrated by numerous photographs, this easy-to- use resource shows how people who are visually impaired can continue living independent, productive lives at home on their own. Useful general guidelines and room-by-room specifics provide simple and effective solutions for making homes accessible and everyday activities for individuals with visual impairments.
A brilliant and illuminating exploration of one man's sexual odyssey, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb and A Hole in the World.Making Love marks the first time a major author has written with such unapologetic candor of his most intimate experiences, fantasies, and thoughts. From his sexual coming of age to his work with ESO (Extended Sexual Orgasm), Richard Rhodes has created both an insightful memoir and a provocative treatise on sex, taboo, love, and power.
In this thoughtful, inspiring book, Adam Hamilton offers some keys to helping you develop a healthy, satisfying, and successful marriage. He draws on insights from surveys of over two thousand single and married persons, from experiences shared by couples he interviewed, from reflections based on fifteen years of counseling individuals and couples, and from his own experiences in marriage. Most importantly, he draws on insights from the Bible to help you make love last a lifetime. If you are single, this book can prepare you to have a successful relationship. If you are married, the book can help you grow in your relationship with your spouse so that you can experience all that God intends a marriage to be.
Change the relationship you have into the one you want.Welcome to the Relationship Revolution! Making Marriage Simple is the accessible, essential road map to building a strong marriage in the modern world. Bestselling authors Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt distill into ten essential truths what they've learned about how to create a successful and satisfying relationship--both from their decades of "R&D" in the marriage lab of their workshops, and from their own relationship journey. In each chapter, Harville and Helen introduce a simple truth--such as "a frustration is a wish in disguise," "incompatibility is grounds for marriage," or "conflict is growth trying to happen"--and then walk couples through easy yet effective exercises to help them apply each truth in real life, every day. Harville and Helen have spent their careers helping couples transform their marriages through research, workshops, and counseling. But marriage--even for marriage experts--is never easy, and a number of years ago they found themselves on the brink of divorce. Harville and Helen put themselves back through the exercises they'd coached so many other couples through, saving their marriage and helping them achieve a true partnership.This book is for all couples. It offers the practical tools needed to transform one's relationship into a rewarding and joyous marriage. Written with humor, compassion, and honesty, and illustrated throughout with engaging line drawings, Making Marriage Simple is a strategic blueprint for creating a stronger, more satisfying partnership in today's world.
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SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME Who was she? The sudden amnesia chilled her blood. Particularly since she was dressed as a prostitute, lying in a disreputable alley-and straddled by a devastating, leather-clad stranger. Had he just rescued her from harm? Or was Jake McAlister jeopardy himself? Jake's granite shoulders proved tempting to lean on...but the man was even more mysterious than she. Without a past-and with peril at every turn-could she build a future with this dangerous male? Or would she merely make some fragile new memories...as time was running out?
The book examines the environmental and economic implications of the computer microchip industry's exodus and analyses how globalization, economic restructuring, and changing manufacturing processes present difficult new questions for environmental policy.
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