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Dispatches from Juvenile Hall

by John Aarons

A revolutionary book that offers a fresh, bold approach to confronting the juvenile crime epidemic With the rise of violent crimes committed by teenagers in recent years, heated discussion has arisen over the societal factors that lead to juvenile criminality and the ways that public institutions are failing to curtail them. Now a team of experts with decades of collective hands-on experience present a book that cuts through the hype and paranoia to offer real solutions. Drawing on actual case studies, Dispatches from Juvenile Hall shows how conventional ?tough on crime? tactics have only worsened the problem, and presents a new blueprint for change that incorporates punitive action, rehabilitation, and family intervention?a progressive program that will encourage and enlighten all those concerned about the future of our youth. .

Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son

by Leroy Aarons

Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy ...and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict--for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was "wrong"--Bobby chose to take his own life. Prayers for Bobby, nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But it is also the story of Bobby's mother, a fearful church goer who first prayed that her son would be "healed," then anguished over his suicide, and ultimately transformed herself into a national crusader for gay and lesbian youth. As told through Bobby's poignant journal entries and his mother's reminiscences, Prayers for Bobby is at once a moving personal story, a true profile in courage, and a call to arms to parents everywhere.

Bernard Malamud: A Centennial Tribute

by Victoria Aarons Gustavo Sanchez Canales

Master storyteller and literary stylist Bernard Malamud is considered one of the top three most influential postwar American Jewish writers, having established a voice and a presence for other authors in the literary canon. Along with Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, Malamud brought to life a decidedly American Jewish protagonist and a newly emergent voice that came to define American letters and that has continued to influence writers for over half a century. This collection is a tribute to Malamud in honor of the hundredth anniversary of his birth. Literary critic Harold Bloom suggests that “Malamud is perhaps the purest storyteller since Leskov,” the nineteenth-century Russian novelist and satirist. Novelist Cynthia Ozick, in a tribute to Malamud, described him as “the very writer who had brought into being a new American idiom of his own idiosyncratic invention.” Unlike other collections devoted to Malamud, this collection is international in scope, compiling diverse essays from the United States, France, Germany, Greece, and Spain, and demonstrating the wide range of scholarship and approaches to Bernard Malamud’s fiction. The essays show the breadth and depth of this masterful craftsman and explore through his short fiction and his novels such topics as the Malamudian protagonist’s relation to the urban/natural space; Malamud’s approach to death; race and ethnicity; the Malamudian hero as modern schlemiel; and the role of fantasy in Malamud’s fiction. Bernard Malamud is a comprehensive collection that celebrates a voice that helped to shape the last fifty years of literary works. Readers of American literary criticism and Jewish studies alike will appreciate this collection.

Quantum Computing since Democritus

by Scott Aaronson

Written by noted quantum computing theorist Scott Aaronson, this book takes readers on a tour through some of the deepest ideas of maths, computer science and physics. Full of insights, arguments and philosophical perspectives, the book covers an amazing array of topics. Beginning in antiquity with Democritus, it progresses through logic and set theory, computability and complexity theory, quantum computing, cryptography, the information content of quantum states and the interpretation of quantum mechanics. There are also extended discussions about time travel, Newcomb's Paradox, the anthropic principle and the views of Roger Penrose. Aaronson's informal style makes this fascinating book accessible to readers with scientific backgrounds, as well as students and researchers working in physics, computer science, mathematics and philosophy.

AARP's 2014 Almanac

by Aarp

AARP's Almanac is packed with facts, figures and fun stuff relevant to people 50+. With a newly revised format, this treasure trove features-- Ways to save money this year, including places to get free stuff (from good-for-you yoga classes to decadent doughnuts) as well as scams to avoid and seasonal best buysMilestone birthdays for celebrities, politicians and thought leaders, along with tidbits you may not know about them (such as who was inspired to become a lawyer by Perry Mason episodes?)A monthly guide to good health, seasonal power foods and delicious--and, yes, healthy--recipesGreat vacation spots, film festivals, book fairs and food festivals nationwideLandmark 50th anniversaries to be celebrated in 2014, from the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to the Beatles' debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show"Tips for reimagining your lifeSupreme Courts cases that could affect you and your familyABOUT AARPAARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP VIVA, a bilingual news source. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

AARP's 5 Secrets to Brain Health

by Aarp

Worried about memory loss? You're not alone. But many experts now believe you can prevent or at least delay that decline--even if you have a genetic predisposition to dementia. AARP's 5 Secrets to Brain Health offers the prescription:Eating smartBeing fitWorking your mindSocializingStressing lessIn this book, you'll find quick tips, research findings, resources, and expert advice to help you stay sharp. And the best news? It's not hard to do or time consuming. And it's not too late to begin.ABOUT THE AUTHORAARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP VIVA, a bilingual news source. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Small-Town Reality (Tales from Grace Chapel Inn #22)

by Carolyne Aarsen

Is Acorn Hill ready for reality television? Jane seems to think so. A makeover show filmed at Betty Dunkle's beauty shop is all set to roll, and Jane has landed Louise a spot on the show! Will the fastidious Louise be game for a change in her style? Meanwhile, Elwood Swigart, a retired newspaper reporter, intends to shake up things in Acorn Hill when he starts publishing a rival tabloid paper. How will the stalwart Acorn Nutshell handle the competition? And will the town be torn in two by the gossip and dirt that Elwood digs up?

Love Inspired March 2016 - Box Set 1 of 2

by Carolyne Aarsen Patricia Johns Margaret Daley

Love Inspired brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. A BABY FOR THE RANCHER Lone Star Cowboy League Margaret Daley Having discovered he's a father to a baby he never knew existed, bachelor Ben Stillwater seeks out a mother for his son. When Ben falls for pretty Lucy Benson, can he convince the busy sheriff to make room for a family? WRANGLING THE COWBOY'S HEART Big Sky Cowboys Carolyne Aarsen Jodie McCauley has agreed to stay at her late father's ranch until her wild horses are trained. Finding the perfect trainer leads her to Finn Hicks--the only man who's ever held her heart. THE LAWMAN'S SURPRISE FAMILY Patricia Johns Police officer Ben Blake is shocked when high school sweetheart Sofia McCray returns home with a little boy she says is his son. After her newspaper job throws them together, Ben will prove he?s the caring dad and husband Sofia seeks. Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

Harlequin Love Inspired July 2016 - Box Set 1 of 2: Trusting the Cowboy\The Single Dad's Redemption\Arizona Homecoming

by Carolyne Aarsen Pamela Tracy Roxanne Rustand

Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope.TRUSTING THE COWBOYBig Sky Cowboysby Carolyne AarsenLauren McCauley plans to sell her late father's ranch in Montana and start her own business. But she never expected Vic Moore to claim her father promised to sell him the ranch--or that spending time together would have her falling for the charming cowboy.THE SINGLE DAD'S REDEMPTIONAspen Creek Crossroadsby Roxanne RustandWhen his car breaks down on the way to find his son, cowboy Connor Rafferty is in need of funds--and quickly. Keeley North's offer to let him work at her antiques shop provides a solution...and also the opportunity for a second chance at life--and love.ARIZONA HOMECOMINGThe Rancher's Daughtersby Pamela TracyFighting against the construction of new luxury buildings in her town, museum curator Emily Hubrecht clashes with the project's architect, Donovan Russell. But when her father hires Donovan to build a children's village on his dude ranch, spending time together will reveal they're the perfect match.Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

Globalization and Crime

by Katja Franko Aas

Globalization & Crime brings together the closely related subjects of criminology and global sociology. Ideal for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, it examines established topics such as human trafficking and smuggling, migration and organised crime. It also delves into new territory and explores the issues surrounding international criminal justice, comparative criminology, green criminology and human rights. New to this Second Edition is a chapter dedicated to the impact that the war on terror has had on the rule of law and a detailed discussion on the growing topic of cosmopolitan criminology. Complete with extensive references, helpful suggestions for further reading and a detailed glossary, this book will prove essential reading for students and academics in criminology, globalization, sociology and other social sciences. The Key Approaches to Criminology series celebrates the removal of traditional barriers between disciplines and, specifically, reflects criminology's interdisciplinary nature and focus. It brings together some of the leading scholars working at the intersections of criminology and related subjects. Each book in the series helps readers to make intellectual connections between criminology and other discourses, and to understand the importance of studying crime and criminal justice within the context of broader debates. The series is intended to have appeal across the entire range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and beyond, comprising books which offer introductions to the fields as well as advancing ideas and knowledge in their subject areas.

The Goddess in Every Girl: Develop Your Feminine Power

by M. J. Abadie

This spirited, emboldening guidebook includes more than fifty ways to get in touch with your inner divinity.Written to empower and inspire, this positive book teaches you how to connect with your inner Goddess, uncover your true goals, and create a healthy plan for achievement. With fun games and exercises, along with a list of additional resources, The Goddess in Every Girl will start you on a path of self-discovery and expression--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Be confident. Be creative. Be beautiful. Be the person you want to be! Complete astrological tables let you look up your own personal Goddess ally in the areas of life purpose, emotions, body awareness, love, nature, energy, and passion. With more than fifty activities--such as a guided journey to the Goddess center, directions for keeping a Goddess journal, breathing exercises, meditations, and instructions on creating a sacred ritual space for self-transformation--you will find the answers within yourself. It doesn't matter who you are, where you live, what you look like, how much you weigh, what your parents do, whether you are rich or poor, popular or not--you have the power of the Goddess within you. You only have to set it free!

The Art of the Steal

by Frank W. Abagnale

In his celebrated bestseller, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Frank Abagnale recounted his youthful career as a master imposter and forger. Before he was 21 he had cashed US$2. 5 million in forged cheques, practised as a lawyer, doctor, pilot, and college professor, even though he was a high school dropout. In THE ART OF THE STEAL, Abagnale tells the remarkable story of how he parlayed his knowledge of cons and scams into a successful career as a consultant on preventing financial foul play - while showing readers how they can spot and outsmart perpetrators of fraud. Technology may have made it easier to track down criminals, but cyberspace has spawned a skyrocketing number of ways to commit crime, much of it untraceable. Frank Abagnale has discovered that punishment for fraud, much less recovery of stolen goods, seldom happens - prevention is the best form of protection. Drawing on his early years of experience as a master con man and his 25-year career on the other side of the law, he shares eye-opening stories of true scams - and tips on how they could have been avoided. A peek inside the predatory criminal mind from a past master of the con, THE ART OF THE STEAL is the ultimate defence against even the craftiest crook.

Essential Elements For Effectiveness: Optimal Functioning Through Positive Psychology

by Juan R. Abascal Dominic Brucato Patricia Stephenson Lauren Brucato

Beyond a psychology book, this is a guide for getting through life in one piece with a smile. No matter what you want to be or where you want to go, this is a must have.

Essential Elements for Effectiveness, Third Edition

by Juan R. Abascal Laurel Brucato Patricia Stephenson Dominic Brucato

Divided into three main sections: i) deals with topics involving personal effectiveness, ii) involves becoming more effective in interpersonal relationships, at home, at school and at work and iii) is geared towards promoting effectiveness in career and in workplace.

At Freedom's Limit: Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament

by Sadia Abbas

The subject of this book is a new “Islam.” This Islam began to take shape in 1988 around the Rushdie affair, the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the first Gulf War of 1991. It was consolidated in the period following September 11, 2001. It is a name, a discursive site, a signifier at once flexible and constrained—indeed, it is a geopolitical agon, in and around which some of the most pressing aporias of modernity, enlightenment, liberalism, and reformation are worked out. At this discursive site are many metonyms for Islam: the veiled or “pious” Muslim woman, the militant, the minority Muslim injured by Western free speech. Each of these figures functions as a cipher enabling repeated encounters with the question “How do we free ourselves from freedom?” Again and again, freedom is imagined as Western, modern, imperial—a dark imposition of Enlightenment. The pious and injured Muslim who desires his or her own enslavement is imagined as freedom’s other. At Freedom’s Limit is an intervention into current debates regarding religion, secularism, and Islam and provides a deep critique of the anthropology and sociology of Islam that have consolidated this formation. It shows that, even as this Islam gains increasing traction in cultural production from television shows to movies to novels, the most intricate contestations of Islam so construed are to be found in the work of Muslim writers and painters. This book includes extended readings of jihadist proclamations; postcolonial law; responses to law from minorities in Muslim-majority societies; Islamophobic films; the novels of Leila Aboulela, Mohammed Hanif, and Nadeem Aslam; and the paintings of Komail Aijazuddin.

Inventing the Internet

by Janet Abbate

Since the late 1960s the Internet has grown from a single experimental network serving a dozen sites in the United States to a network of networks linking millions of computers worldwide. In Inventing the Internet, Janet Abbate recounts the key players and technologies that allowed the Internet to develop; but her main focus is always on the social and cultural factors that influenced the Internets design and use. The story she unfolds is an often twisting tale of collaboration and conflict among a remarkable variety of players, including government and military agencies, computer scientists in academia and industry, graduate students, telecommunications companies, standards organizations, and network users. The story starts with the early networking breakthroughs formulated in Cold War think tanks and realized in the Defense Department's creation of the ARPANET. It ends with the emergence of the Internet and its rapid and seemingly chaotic growth. Abbate looks at how academic and military influences and attitudes shaped both networks; how the usual lines between producer and user of a technology were crossed with interesting and unique results; and how later users invented their own very successful applications, such as electronic mail and the World Wide Web. She concludes that such applications continue the trend of decentralized, user-driven development that has characterized the Internet's entire history and that the key to the Internet's success has been a commitment to flexibility and diversity, both in technical design and in organizational culture.

Models for Intercultural Collaboration and Negotiation

by Allison Abbe Michele Gelfand Katia Sycara

This book is the first to bring together research material from different communities, Computer Science and especially Artificial Intelligence, and Social Sciences, e.g. Anthropology, Social Psychology, Political Science that present ideas and viewpoints, methods and models on inter-cultural collaboration and negotiation. With increasing globalization of business and science, cultural differences of the parties are an important factor that affects the process and outcomes of collaborative and self-interested interactions. The social science literature on culture as well as human collaboration and negotiation is vast. Most of this literature is devoted to work within the same culture. Artificial intelligence researchers, on the other hand, have developed computational models of cooperation, conflict resolution and negotiation, but paying almost no attention to identifying and modeling cultural factors. In recent years, we have witnessed a great increase in interest in understanding inter-cultural interactions. This has led to increased interest of social scientists and computational scientists in theoretical and experimental analysis of inter-cultural exchanges, modeling and support. Currently, these communities are largely unconnected. There is a great need to bring them together to share research work and experiences, discuss ideas and forge interdisciplinary collaborative relations. This book will be of interest to researchers from AI/computer science and social/behavioral sciences fields, such as psychology, sociology, communications, organizational science.

Stop Making Excuses and Start Living With Energy

by Alyssa Abbey

Want to energise your life? Need a bit more get up and go? Fed up with the Friday night collaspse or the 4 o'clock wobbles? Never have the energy to seize the day? We all have the potential for boundless energy and Alyssa Abbey is here to show us how to unleash it. Kiss goodbye to the exhausted evenings flopped on the sofa and say hello to life, love and happiness. Learn how to banish those excuses and increase your physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual energy. Stop Making Excuses and Start Living With Energy is packed with worksheets, questionnaires and top tips to help you compile a practical and realistic plan for vitality and happiness. At last, simple answers to making busy people feel better!

Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside

by Edward Abbey

In this wise and lyrical book about landscapes of the desert and the mind, Edward Abbey guides us beyond the wall of the city and asphalt belting of superhighways to special pockets of wilderness that stretch from the interior of Alaska to the dry lands of Mexico.

Desert Solitaire

by Edward Abbey

First published in 1968, Desert Solitaire is one of Edward Abbey's most critically acclaimed works and marks his first foray into the world of nonfiction writing. Written while Abbey was working as a ranger at Arches National Park outside of Moab, Utah, Desert Solitaire is a rare view of one man's quest to experience nature in its purest form. Through prose that is by turns passionate and poetic, Abbey reflects on the condition of our remaining wilderness and the future of a civilization that cannot reconcile itself to living in the natural world as well as his own internal struggle with morality. As the world continues its rapid development, Abbey's cry to maintain the natural beauty of the West remains just as relevant today as when this book was written.

One Life at a Time, Please

by Edward Abbey

Warhorse, gadfly, storyteller, naturalist--there is no simple category to contain the vibrant prose voice of Edward Abbey. And this snappy collection of essays displays the author of "Desert Solitaire" and "The Monkey-Wrench Gang" at the height of his curmudgeonry.

The Heat of the Moment in Treatment: Mindful Management of Difficult Clients

by Mitch Abblett

How to warm up to the clients that stop you cold. Have you experienced the anger, fear, doubt, and frustration that most clinicians feel but rarely put words to? Have you ever overreacted to a client in session or found yourself overwhelmed by the work with that client in your caseload? Are you looking for tools to manage your most "difficult" clients? Chances are, you're like all other clinicians: At times you play "tug-of-war" with those in your care. The Heat of the Moment in Treatment is for clinicians looking to explore, reassess, and transform the way they treat their most difficult clients. With carefully designed mindfulness-based exercises, self-assessments, and skill development activities, this workbook helps clinicians understand their own role in therapeutic interactions, as well as how to proactively respond to tough client behavior in ways that improve the prospects for successful treatment. Author Mitch Abblett acts as a sensitive, expert guide, laying out a roadmap for the toughest of clinical encounters that almost all therapists face, whether seasoned or just starting out. His use of relatable metaphors, rhetorical questions, and stories from his own experience allows readers to reflect upon their own psychotherapy practice without feeling like there is one right way to deal with challenging clients. The Heat of the Moment in Treatment will help clinicians move beyond assumptions and reactive impulses to their "difficult" clients. Readers will gain proactive clinical leadership skills, while learning how to expand mindful awareness of self and others to access compassion and empathy for any client--even when the "heat" of moment-to-moment interaction in session is hard to tolerate.

A Letter for Annie

by Laura Abbot

The last time Annie Greer saw Eden Bay was in her rearview mirror. And she'd keep it that way if not for the SOS from the only family she has. While she may have come home, she has no intention of reconnecting with the town that thinks the worst of her.Too bad fate has different plans--namely Kyle Becker. Despite her attempts to avoid him, the attraction between them grows. But can they overcome their shared history? The obstacle seems too great. Then Kyle gives her a letter--a voice from the past--that could hold the key to their future.

Beauty and the Beast. Really.

by Rick Abbot

Children's musical . Characters: 3 male, 4 female . Set: Exterior and Interior . Unexpected and hilarious twists make this version of the classic an entirely different romp for the whole family. The cast of seven play nine roles: Beauty, The Beast, Father, Mother, Stepsister, Boyfriend, a hound dog, a theatrical entrepreneur and a hopelessly inept tap dancer whose thankless job is to distract the audience during the scene alterations. There is only a single set that ingeniously converts from farm to castle and back again in a few seconds. Underlying the hilarity is a solid message about true beauty.

Play On!

by Rick Abbot

ComedyCharacters: 3 male, 7 female . Interior Set. Perfect for any theatre group, this is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the authoress decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter.

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