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Envisioning A 21st Century Science And Engineering Workforce For The United States: Tasks For University, Industry, And Governmentby Shirley Ann Jackson
At the request of the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR), Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, presents in this brief paper her views of the challenges of the 21st century for the science and engineering workforce. Dr. Jackson identifies factors that she believes are contributing to a declining science and engineering workforce, describes the risks and consequences of this decline, and proposes specific, short-term tasks for universities, industry, and the federal government to strengthen and revitalize the workforce.
Recognizing a crisis in American health care, but rejecting any solutions that are not "market-based," Halvorson (chair and CEO, Kaiser Permanente) and Isham (chief health officer, HealthPartners) explore some of the reasons for rising health care costs (absolving the HMOs for any responsibility) and make suggestions for improving the situation. Their proposed system rests largely on promoting evidence- based care for physicians and transferring greater costs to patients to improve "efficiency."
This text covers the reproduction, development, training, nutrition, health, and general management of horses, with chapters on breeds and classes of horses, functional anatomy, biomechanics of movement, genetics, and selecting and judging horses. Also covered are feeds, parasite control, behavior and training, and career opportunities. Learning features include objectives, key terms, and activities, plus appendices on gestation calculations and health maintenance scheduling, and contact information for horse industry organizations and agencies. This second edition provides Internet resources. Parker is a division director at the College of Southern Idaho.
Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy--until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save--or destroy--the Empire."An authentic work of great talent."--The New York Times Book Review"Christopher Paolini make[s] literary magic with his precocious debut."--People "Unusual, powerful, fresh, and fluid."--Booklist, Starred"An auspicious beginning to both career and series." --Publishers WeeklyA New York Times BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerA Wall Street Journal BestsellerA Book Sense BestsellerFrom the Hardcover edition.
Written to satisfy wanderlust or arouse it, Erotic Travel Tales 2 offers explicit erotic fiction set in evocative locales--from Prague to Bangkok, Hollywood to Tibet, and beyond...
Written to satisfy wanderlust or arouse it, Erotic Travel Tales 2 offers explicit erotic fiction set in evocative locales-from Prague to Bangkok, Hollywood to Tibet, and beyond...
Tom Moore is in a coma and, ironically, "Loki" is too. Ed's taken up with Gaia's one female friend. The girl wonder is alone yet again, prompting the question: Is someone who is genetically fearless destined to remain loveless.
Can you save fire island before it's too late? It was supposed to be a nice, relaxing weekend--with a little swimming, a lot of cocktails, and more hot bods than a year's subscription to Men's Health magazine. But when a vat of radioactive waste washes onto the beach, strange things start happening--and now an army of zombie drag queens is storming the coast! Can you save Fire Island before it's too late? Or will you perish at the hands of a thousand shrieking divas? It all depends on the choices YOU make. If you run toward the nearest ferry terminal, turn to page 44. If you flirt with the cute twink, turn to page 55. If you throw caution to the wind and join the nearest circuit party, turn to page 80. What happens next? That depends on YOU! How does the story end? Only YOU can find out! Best of all, you can read this book again and again until you've had 29 amazing adventures!
"Well, I'm sure I don't have any secrets...," I said, trying to sound certain. "Can't we just tell them that?" Mom's steady gaze was driving me crazy. "Oh," she said slowly, "but that's where you're wrong. You see, you do have the secrets. You know them." When Kira agrees to let her friends hypnotize her at a slumber party, she has no idea that she will reveal secrets even she didn't know she had -- memories of fleeing a war-torn country with her mother, understanding a language she can't identify. Then her mother disappears, and a woman calling herself Aunt Memory takes Kira to Crythe, a place that doesn't officially exist, in order to rescue her mother -- or so Kira thinks. She soon learns that there are memories locked in her mind that place her and her mother in grave danger, but those memories are also the only thing that might save them.In Escape from Memory, award-winning author Margaret Peterson Haddix imagines a culture that values its memories above everything else -- and a teen who has to make the most important decision of her life.
Escape from Slavery: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity -- and My Journey to Freedom in Americaby Francis Bok Edward Tivnan
This groundbreaking autobiography, Francis Bok shares the riveting history of his brutal capture and enslavement, his desperate escape, and his remarkable journey to freedom. Bok's extraordinary memoir describes: -The raid on his village -His horrific abduction at age seven -Numerous failed and near-fatal escapes -His successful escape to a refugee camp-followed by nine months in jail under the charge of sedition -His harrowing journey to Cairo and with the help of the UN, to freedom in America -His new life in Boston as a student and anti-slavery activist. Escape from Slavery is at once a dramatic adventure, a story of desperation and triumph, and an important commentary on the plight of millions held in slavery today.
Israelis and Christ followers rush from Jerusalem. Will Global Community troops attack? Judd and Lionel scamper for safety with the hopes of heading home soon. Vicki and her friends try to rescue a Morale Monitor from the GC. A harrowing chase leads them into dangerous territory. In Wisconsin, the kids monitor changing world events and notice an outbreak of a strange sickness among those who have taken Nicolae Carpathia's mark. Join the Young Tribulation Force as they continue their search for more people who need to hear the truth.
Kyle and BeeBee are excited about vacationing on the Oregon coast. Though they find a tsunami warning interesting, they don't really believe that they will have to take the steps to protect their lives that it teaches them.
The Worst Vacation Ever! Thirteen-year-old Kyle thought spending a vacation on the Oregon coast with his family would be great. He'd never flown before, and he'd never seen the Pacific Ocean. One evening Kyle is left in charge of his younger sister, BeeBee, while his parents attend an adults-only Salesman of the Year dinner on an elegant yacht. Then the earthquake comes -- starting a fire in their hotel! As Kyle and BeeBee fight their way out through smoke and flame, Kyle remembers the sign at the beach that said after an earthquake everyone should go uphill and inland, as far from the ocean as possible. Giant tsunami waves -- three or four stories high can ride in from the sea and engulf anyone who doesn't escape fast enough. Kyle and BeeBee flee uphill as a tsunami crashes over the beach, the hotel, and the town. The giant wave charges straight up the hillside and through the woods where the children are running for their lives. The perfect vacation has become a nightmare! Somehow Kyle and BeeBee have to outwit nature's fury and save themselves from tsunami terror.
Have you ever wondered what it feels like:to be stuck in a tornado?"[It] is exactly the feel of a freight train approaching--that low, ever-louder howl and the shuddering ground."to participate in an orgy?"And all the while, the thought that keeps going through your mind (and through the cab ride home, and into breakfast the next day): 'I'm at an orgy! I'm at an orgy!'"to have a severe stutter?"The thing is, there's a disconnect thing between my mind and my tongue. My mind's processing a thousand words a minute, and the tongue is only squeezing out ten or twelve."to be a mob hitman?"It's nerve-racking. Don't let anyone tell you any different. Anybody who's any good at this is concentrating with every nerve in their body, trying to get it done right and trying not to get caught."to be 105 years old?"I was born in 1897 and I've seen a lot in the world. I've seen everything there is to see. You look back and tell yourself, 'What have I been doing all these years?'"If these tidbits whet your appetite for real, first-person accounts of some of life's most exhilarating, harrowing, or downright strange experiences, then you'll be sucked in by Esquire Presents: What It Feels Like. Collected by the ever-curious editors of Esquire magazine, here are more than fifty gripping tales--straight from the mouths of the people who've lived them.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The influential philosopher's preoccupation with ultimate reality and his turn toward a metaphysical system are the focus of Essays in Radical Empiricism. Originally published in journals between 1884 and 1906, these 12 essays were selected by William James to illustrate the doctrine he called "radical empiricism" -- a concept that made him the center of a new philosophic approach.Proclaiming experience to be the ultimate reality, James explores the applications of experience to the problem of relations, the role of feeling in experience, and the nature of truth. He argues in favor of a pluralistic universe, denying that experience can be defined in terms of an absolute force determining the relationships between things and events. Relationships, regardless of whether they hold things together or apart, are as real as the things themselves -- their functions are real, and there are no hidden factors responsible for life's harmonies and dissonances.Seminal essays in this collection include "Does Consciousness Exist?: "The Essence of Humanism," and "Absolutism and Empiricism." In addition, this edition features a new translation of "On the Notion of Consciousness" -- the first English rendering of the essay, which was written in French. Indispensable to an understanding of the great philosopher's other works, this systematic and compact treatment functions equally well in and out of the classroom.
The study of Canadian legal history has seen a remarkable growth in the past decade, nowhere more so than in Atlantic Canada. Given its early settlement and some of the liberties taken with legal procedure there - as well as some creative interpretations of English law - the region is ripe for close study in the legal history field. This new collection examines that history on 'two islands:' Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island.The essays examine legal themes, developments, and disputes, and offer a framework for comparing ways of administering justice through the courts in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The cases examined are particularly interesting for the light they throw on legal process and, especially, on the motives of the parties. Unlike in contemporary England and Upper Canada, the English precedents gave way to local needs as equitable regimes emerged that put family and community interests first, and treated all members of the family in ways tailored to their personal needs and circumstances.This volume, which includes a number of essays examining women's legal status and access to the courts, is a comprehensive and fascinating examination of legal history in two Canadian provinces.
"Law school applicants should consider this a guide to producing a competitive, superior essay. . . . These successful examples speak louder than any written how-to instructions could." -The Book WatchEach year, thousands of people apply to the most prestigious law schools across the country, competing for an ever-smaller number of spaces. But each applicant gets one chance to distinguish himself or herself from the pack: the law school application essay. In the essay, you can spotlight the qualities you possess that transcripts and LSAT scores cannot reveal.Essays That Worked for Law Schools shows that winning essays come in a variety of styles and voices. One student writes about running a day-care center. Another tells a harrowing story about driving a cab in New York City. And a third gives an incredibly convincing argument for why the world needs one more good lawyer. From the thousands submitted each year, the essays in this book were considered some of the best by admissions officers at the nation's top law schools.If you're facing essay anxiety, this book will educate and inspire you-and most important of all, help you write an essay that will give you the best chance of getting into the law school of your choice.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Essence of Jung's Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism cuts to the heart of two very different yet remarkably similar traditions. The author touches on many of their major ideas: the collective unconscious and karma, archetypes and deities, the analyst and the spiritual friend, and mandalas. Within Tibetan Buddhism she focuses on tantra and relates its emphasis on spiritual transformation, also a major concern of Jung. This expanded edition includes new material on the integration of the two traditions, and the importance of these paths of the heart in today's unsteady world.
Essential 55: An Award-winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Childby Ron Clark
The runaway bestseller that's a must-have for every parent and teacher. How many authors would travel coast to coast on a bus to get their book into as many hands as possible? Not many. But that's just what Ron Clark, author of The Essential 55, did to keep his book and message in the public eye. And it worked. After his Oprah appearance, sales skyrocketed: we've sold more than 850,000 copies in six months! The book sat tenaciously on the New York Times bestseller list for 11 weeks. Ron Clark was featured on the Today show, and in the Chicago Tribune, Good Housekeeping, and the New York Daily News--not to mention the calls we've received from teachers and parents who want to get their hands on Ron's guidelines for teaching children.
Here is a complete guide to aromatherapy, a modern healing technique with ancient origins. Essential Aromatherapy organizes essential oils into alphabetical listings, providing their profiles, applications, and the physical and emotional conditions that warrant their use. Also included are detailed treatments for a variety of ailments and special circumstances.
Outlining the basic elements of Ayurveda, Shubhra Krishan teaches readers how to recognize their energy and body type, and to use Ayurvedic principles to create a balanced diet and lifestyle for optimum health. She offers tips and suggestions for finding the best products or for creating your own with her recipes for food, beauty care, and other healthcare items. Based on the ancient system of Ayurveda, this practical guide profiles simple key concepts of good health.
"I've tried to read the Bible but I've never made it all the way through." "I've never read the Bible but I'd be interested to find out what's in it." "I love reading the Bible but I need help to understand how it applies to my life."" The Bible is the most influential book ever published, and yet it can be difficult or just plain confusing to read. "The Essential Bible Guide "takes you through the Old and New Testaments in 100 carefully selected readings - The Essential 100 - so you'll see the big picture of the Bible. Each reading includes insightful reflections written in a warm and inviting style to help you reflect on what the Bible has to say to you today. Whether it's the first time you've opened a Bible or the thousandth, "The Essential Bible Study Guide" will lead you on an exciting journey through the world's most important book. Also includes overviews of the major Bible themes and an interactive Review journal to record personal insights.
We all know the opposite sex can be a baffling, even infuriating, species. Why do most men use the phone to exchange information rather than have a chat? Why do women love talking about relationships and feelings with their girlfriends while men seem drawn to computer games, new gadgets, or the latest sports scores? Does it really all just come down to our upbringing? In The Essential Difference, leading psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen confirms what most of us had suspected all along: that male and female brains are different. This groundbreaking and controversial study reveals the scientific evidence (present even in one-day-old babies) that proves that female-type brains are better at empathizing and communicating, while male brains are stronger at understanding and building systems-not just computers and machinery, but abstract systems such as politics and music. Most revolutionary of all, The Essential Difference also puts forward the compelling new theory that autism (and its close relative, Asperger's Syndrome) is actually an example of the extreme male brain. His theory can explain why those who live with this condition are brilliant at analyzing the most complex systems yet cannot relate to the emotional lives of those with whom they live. Understanding our essential difference, Baron-Cohen concludes, may help us not only make sense of our partners' foibles, but also solve one of the most mysterious scientific riddles of our time.
We all know the opposite sex can be a baffling, even infuriating, species. Why do most men use the phone to exchange information rather than have a chat? Why do women love talking about relationships and feelings with their girlfriends while men seem drawn to computer games, new gadgets, or the latest sports scores? Does it really all just come down to our upbringing? <P> In The Essential Difference, leading psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen confirms what most of us had suspected all along: that male and female brains are different. This groundbreaking and controversial study reveals the scientific evidence (present even in one-day-old babies) that proves that female-type brains are better at empathizing and communicating, while male brains are stronger at understanding and building systems-not just computers and machinery, but abstract systems such as politics and music. Most revolutionary of all, The Essential Difference also puts forward the compelling new theory that autism (and its close relative, Asperger's Syndrome) is actually an example of the extreme male brain. His theory can explain why those who live with this condition are brilliant at analyzing the most complex systems yet cannot relate to the emotional lives of those with whom they live. Understanding our essential difference, Baron-Cohen concludes, may help us not only make sense of our partners' foibles, but also solve one of the most mysterious scientific riddles of our time.
In ESSENTIAL ENERGY BALANCING and RELIANCE ON THE LIGHT, best-selling author Diane Stein taught readers how to heal and cleanse their souls of the negative karma suffered on Earth. Now, in ESSENTIAL ENERGY BALANCING II, she explains how to continue the process of releasing the karma through 24 individual processes, including "Connection with the Light" and "Vibrational Sealing." Readers learn to let go of karmic baggage, not just here on Earth, but throughout the Universe, in order to enjoy the full potential of their soul'¬?s energy. Rich with encouragement, ESSENTIAL ENERGY BALANCING II guides readers to an empowering place of healing and growth.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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