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How to Write Poetry

by Paul B. Janeczko

From getting started to the finished product, How to Write Poetry is an essential book for every young poet to own. Paul B. Janeczko, an award-winning poet and compiler of best-selling poetry anthologies for young people, shares his very thorough tips on the art of writing poetry. Where do you get ideas? What are simple poems to write? How do you find just the right word? What pitfalls should you watch out for? These and many other questions are answered by the author, in example poems, and through quotes from other famous poets.

How To Write A Story

by Kathleen C. Phillips

Examines the basics of writing a story, from finding a title and beginning the work to completing and revising it.

How to Write What You Love and Make a Living at It

by Dennis E. Hensley

A writers’ writer shares his secrets The author of 49 books and over 3,000 articles, Dennis Hensley shares his secrets for making it as an author. He discusses how to find a distinctive style, how to make time to write, and how to negotiate contracts. In easy-to-follow steps, the book outlines the keys to contacting agents, securing copyrights, and selling manuscripts to more than one market. Lots of people want to make it as writers. Hensley tells you how to do it — and enjoy the process.

How to Write Your Nursing Dissertation

by Alan Glasper

This innovative nursing textbook provides a clear guide to writing a winning dissertation. It contains advice and guidance for overcoming many of the difficulties students face in this process. Written by experts in the field, each chapter provides scenarios with effective solutions and clear principles to follow to answer the issues raised. The book guides you through the stages of finding and assessing literature to answer a clear dissertation question, and the practical skills of writing and structuring a successful dissertation. Chapters include: - Starting your dissertation journey - Developing a successful dissertation question - Sourcing and accessing key literature - Essential research principles and processes - Critically appraising research articles - Implementing evidence-based health care in practice - Taking your dissertation further, including publications and conferences. Accompanied by a website featuring a range of resources including an unabridged example of a completed dissertation, How to Write Your Nursing Dissertation is essential reading not just for nursing and healthcare students completing dissertations, but all students who need to develop their critical appraisal and assignment writing skills.

The "How Tos" of OER Commons

by Iskme

Become a participant in the OER movement! Learn about open content and open education, licensing of open content, and the benefits of making and using OER. Using real-life examples from OER Commons, you'll learn about adapting and remixing content to meet your needs. By the end of this course, you will be able to locate materials you can use in your teaching and learning as well as share some of your own. The "How Tos" of OER Commons is a set of learning modules evolving out of the development of OER Commons (http://www.oercommons.org), a teaching and learning network for free-to-use educational materials from around the world, created and licensed by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME). Course contributors are Lisa Petrides, Amee Godwin, and Cynthia Jimes, and online learning consultant, Patricia Delich. For more information, visit http://www.iskme.org and http://elearningnetworks.com.

How Wars End

by Gideon Rose

IN 1991 THE UNITED STATES trounced the Iraqi army in battle only to stumble blindly into postwar turmoil. Then in 2003 the United States did it again. How could this happen? How could the strongest power in modern history fight two wars against the same opponent in just over a decade, win lightning victories both times, and yet still be woefully unprepared for the aftermath? Because Americans always forget the political aspects of war. Time and again, argues Gideon Rose in this penetrating look at American wars over the last century, our leaders have focused more on beating up the enemy than on creating a stable postwar environment. What happened in Iraq was only the most prominent example of this phenomenon, not an exception to the rule. Woodrow Wilson fought a war to make the world safe for democracy but never asked himself what democracy actually meant and then dithered as Germany slipped into chaos. Franklin Roosevelt resolved not to repeat Wilson's mistakes but never considered what would happen to his own elaborate postwar arrangements should America's wartime marriage of convenience with Stalin break up after the shooting stopped. The Truman administration casually established voluntary prisoner repatriation as a key American war aim in Korea without exploring whether it would block an armistice--which it did for almost a year and a half. The Kennedy and Johnson administrations dug themselves deeper and deeper into Vietnam without any plans for how to get out, making it impossible for Nixon and Ford to escape unscathed. And the list goes on. Drawing on vast research, including extensive interviews with participants in recent wars, Rose re-creates the choices that presidents and their advisers have confronted during the final stages of each major conflict from World War I through Iraq. He puts readers in the room with U.S. officials as they make decisions that affect millions of lives and shape the modern world--seeing what they saw, hearing what they heard, feeling what they felt. American leaders, Rose argues, have repeatedly ignored the need for careful postwar planning. But they can and must do a better job next time around--making the creation of a stable and sustainable local political outcome the goal of all wartime plans, rather than an afterthought to be dealt with once the "real" military work is over.

How We Did It: The Subban Plan for Success in Hockey, School and Life

by Karl Subban Scott Colby

The ultimate hockey dad, Karl Subban is a former school principal and father of five, including three sons--P.K., Malcolm and Jordan--who have been drafted to the NHL. Karl's inspirational and moving story follows the hockey journey from house league to the big leagues and shows how to grow the unlimited potential that is in every child.In his thirty-plus years of coaching, teaching and parenting, Karl Subban has proved to be a leader with the gift of inspiring others. He has dedicated his life to helping young people grow their potential--to be better at what they do, and to be better people. Originally from Jamaica, Karl Subban, along with his wife, Maria, have raised five accomplished children. Their oldest son is P.K. Subban, who won the Norris trophy for top defenceman in the NHL and whose trade from the Canadiens to the Nashville Predators shocked the hockey world. Their two daughters are teachers, one a university basketball star and the other a talented visual artist. Their two youngest sons, Malcolm and Jordan, have been drafted and signed by the Bruins and the Canucks. As a child, Karl dreamed of being a star cricket player--but when he moved to Canada at age 12, hockey and basketball became his new passions. At university, when he realized his NBA hoop dreams would not come to be, Subban found his true destiny as an educator, devoting his life to bringing out the best in his students and his children. From the backyard hockey rink to the nail-biting suspense of draft days, Karl Subban shares tales of his family's unique hockey journey. Mixing personal stories with lessons he learned as a coach and principal--lessons about goal-setting, perseverance and accomplishment--How We Did It will allow other parents, teachers, coaches and mentors to apply the same principles as they help the young people in their lives to identify, develop and live their dreams.

How We Did It: Weight Loss Choices That Will Work for You

by Nancy B. Kennedy

In "How We Did It," Nancy Kennedy retells the stories of those who have tried every weight-loss program available, facing both frustration and success. These stories will inspire, inform, and encourage readers to and the system that works for them.Weight loss plans are too often presented as one-size-fits-all propositions. "How We Did It," compares the wide gamut of weight loss programs--South Beach, the Zone, Atkins, Thin Within, First Place, Weight Watchers and many more-and demonstrates how weight loss seekers have used or modified and combined plans to create their own recipe for success. This book acts as a resource for inspiration and information. Not only does it connect with millions of adults struggling with undesirable weight, it includes chapters on childhood obesity, faith-based weight loss programs, and bariatric surgery options.In uplifting profiles of 800-1,000 words, readers see others who repeatedly tried and failed to lose weight and keep it off, but who finally found what suited their lifestyle, personality, spirituality and Christian heritage, and their internal values.

How We Do It: How the Science of Sex Can Make You a Better Lover

by Judy Dutton

In How We Do It, Judy Dutton explains everything that's going on chemically, neurologically, and biologically during a typical sexual encounter from first spark to climax-and reveals what really turns us on and how we can put that knowledge to use behind our closed bedroom doors. You'll learn the answers to perplexing questions like:

How We Forgot the Cold War

by Jon Wiener

Hours after the USSR collapsed in 1991, Congress began making plans to establish the official memory of the Cold War. Conservatives dominated the proceedings, spending millions to portray the conflict as a triumph of good over evil and a defeat of totalitarianism equal in significance to World War II. In this provocative book, historian Jon Wiener visits Cold War monuments, museums, and memorials across the United States to find out how the era is being remembered. The author's journey provides a history of the Cold War, one that turns many conventional notions on their heads. In an engaging travelogue that takes readers to sites such as the life-size recreation of Berlin's "Checkpoint Charlie" at the Reagan Library, the fallout shelter display at the Smithsonian, and exhibits about "Sgt. Elvis," America's most famous Cold War veteran, Wiener discovers that the Cold War isn't being remembered. It's being forgotten. Despite an immense effort, the conservatives' monuments weren't built, their historic sites have few visitors, and many of their museums have now shifted focus to other topics. Proponents of the notion of a heroic "Cold War victory" failed; the public didn't buy the official story. Lively, readable, and well-informed, this book expands current discussions about memory and history, and raises intriguing questions about popular skepticism toward official ideology.

How We Got Here: The 70s The Decade That Brought You Modern Life -- For Better Or Worse

by David Frum

For many, the 1970s evoke the Brady Bunch and the birth of disco. In this first, thematic popular history of the decade, David Frum argues that it was the 1970s, not the 1960s, that created modern America and altered the American personality forever. A society that had valued faith, self-reliance, self-sacrifice, and family loyalty evolved in little more than a decade into one characterized by superstition, self-interest, narcissism, and guilt. Frum examines this metamorphosis through the rise to cultural dominance of faddish psychology, astrology, drugs, religious cults, and consumer debt, and profiles such prominent players of the decade as Werner Erhard, Alex Comfort, and Jerry Brown. How We Got Here is lively and provocative reading.

How We Got the Bible (Third Edition, Revised and Expanded)

by Neil R. Lightfoot

How and when did the books of the Bible originate? In what sense are these books different from other books? How have these books been preserved and transmitted to us? Why do we have so many different translations of the Bible? How We Got the Bible provides factual, accessible answers to questions like these. A classic guide for Bible students, it has sold more than 300,000 copies during its forty years in print. Now, in this new edition, each chapter has been revised and chapters have been added, including two on the Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate. This thorough revision will tempt fans of the previous edition and pave the way for a new generation of readers as well.

How We Got to Now

by Steven Johnson

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes--from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth--How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life. In his trademark style, Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields: how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species--to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix, which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable; how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution; and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips. Accompanied by a major six-part television series on PBS, How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world, written in the provocative, informative, and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe.

How We Heal, Revised and Expanded Edition

by Douglas W. Morrison David Pesek

Unlike health books that cover only nutrition and lifestyle factors, or books that deal with consciousness, spirituality, personal growth, and metaphysical considerations outside the realm of the physical, How We Heal addresses healing in the broadest conceivable context. It presents this whole range of topics in a coherent, comprehensive manner that introduces the novice reader to Body Electronics, iridology, sclerology, and other alternative health modalities. Author Douglas Morrison explores the physical factors -- sleep, water, exercise, and detrimental influences such as amalgam dental fillings, root canals, fluoride, electromagnetic fields, vaccinations, drugs -- that influence health and explains why it's necessary to integrate them with the hidden patterns of thought, word, and emotion that make healing possible. Through the use of analogies and practical examples, the book helps readers embrace this new way of seeing their own reality. Diagrams and illustrations throughout help further illuminate these potentially life-changing concepts.

How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

by Benedict Carey

In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today--and how we can apply it to our own lives. From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We're told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort? In How We Learn, award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information. What he discovers is that, from the moment we are born, we are all learning quickly, efficiently, and automatically; but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, sleeping, and daydreaming. Is a dedicated desk in a quiet room really the best way to study? Can altering your routine improve your recall? Are there times when distraction is good? Is repetition necessary? Carey's search for answers to these questions yields a wealth of strategies that make learning more a part of our everyday lives--and less of a chore. By road testing many of the counterintuitive techniques described in this book, Carey shows how we can flex the neural muscles that make deep learning possible. Along the way he reveals why teachers should give final exams on the first day of class, why it's wise to interleave subjects and concepts when learning any new skill, and when it's smarter to stay up late prepping for that presentation than to rise early for one last cram session. And if this requires some suspension of disbelief, that's because the research defies what we've been told, throughout our lives, about how best to learn. The brain is not like a muscle, at least not in any straightforward sense. It is something else altogether, sensitive to mood, to timing, to circadian rhythms, as well as to location and environment. It doesn't take orders well, to put it mildly. If the brain is a learning machine, then it is an eccentric one. In How We Learn, Benedict Carey shows us how to exploit its quirks to our advantage. Praise for How We Learn"This book is a revelation. I feel as if I've owned a brain for fifty-four years and only now discovered the operating manual."--Mary Roach, bestselling author of Stiff and Gulp"A welcome rejoinder to the faddish notion that learning is all about the hours put in."--The New York Times Book Review "A valuable, entertaining tool for educators, students and parents."--Shelf Awareness "How We Learn is more than a new approach to learning; it is a guide to making the most out of life. Who wouldn't be interested in that?"--Scientific American "I know of no other source that pulls together so much of what we know about the science of memory and couples it with practical, practicable advice."--Daniel T. Willingham, professor of psychology at the University of VirginiaFrom the Hardcover edition.

How Well Do You Know Your Bible?: Over 500 Questions and Answers to Test Your Knowledge of the Good Book

by James Bell

A must-read collection for Bible enthusiasts, study groups, and anyone interested in learning more about the most revered book of all time. As the bestselling book in the world, the Bible is a source of faith and enlightenment for millions of people. But how well do you really know its stories?Do You Know: What significant event in Jesus's life happened by the brook Kidron? Though he doesn't identify himself in the book, who is generally considered the author of Mark? What was Paul's side story? What does the name Habakkuk mean? Why did God remove Saul as king and replace him with David?Bible expert James Stuart Bell presents an extensive collection of over five hundred questions and answers designed to help readers deepen their understanding and appreciation of the essential Bible events and lessons. Blending valuable historical context and quizzes from all sixty-six books of the Bible, How Well Do You Know Your Bible? offers a variety of questions for readers to test their knowledge and possibly learn something new along the way.

How Winning Works

by Robyn Benincasa

Robyn Benincasa has made an art form of extreme performance by competing and winning at the highest levels of sport and business. In her fifteen-year career as a professional adventure racer, she has biked through jungles in Borneo, climbed Himalayan giants in Nepal, trekked across lava fields in Fiji, rafted rapids in Chile-and racked up multiple world championship titles along the way. In her spare time, she is a firefighter and a sought-after keynote speaker on the subject of teamwork and leadership.In How Winning Works, Benincasa shows you how to climb to new levels of professional and personal success. She shares the eight essential elements of teamwork, learned through her extreme adventure racing, that create synergy with all the teammates in your life, from colleagues and customers to family members and friends:Total Commitment Empathy and AwarenessAdversity ManagementMutual Respect"We" ThinkingOwnership of the ProjectRelinquishment of EgoKinetic LeadershipThis field guide to success shares the same training tools and exercises that have become wildly popular in the leadership seminars Benincasa gives to corporations, including Starbucks, Deloitte Consulting, 3M, Verizon, Nestlé, Boeing and many others. Stories from her adventure racing also illustrate how winning teams interact under the world's most extreme conditions, from jungles to mountain peaks.Whether you're trying to beat the competition to market with a new product, scale a looming mountain of deadlines or simply get your kids to clean up their rooms, the advice in this book will take you on an adventure you'll never forget, and coach you over the finish line to success.

How Would Jesus Vote?: Do Your Political Views Really Align With The Bible?

by Darrell L Bock

If Jesus were a voting man, living in twenty-first century America, on what side of our many political issues would he stand?As we approach another election year, we hear politicians on both sides of the aisle as well as religious leaders of every stripe claim to know--with absolute certainty--where Jesus and Christianity stand on their favorite issues. Jesus, of course, would vote exactly as they do. He would most certainly stand where they stand and fight for and against what they do. End of discussion. But would he? This book presents the values of Jesus and the Scripture in a way that challenges simple conclusions about complex issues. Examining some of the most contentious political topics of our time in light of Scripture and the teachings of Jesus, the end goal of this book is not to promote a particular point of view but to objectively portray what the Bible says on political and cultural topics. Author Darrell Bock intends to provoke a different kind of conversation--a conversation where differences are heard and respect is shared, a conversation where we can disagree passionately yet dialogue peacefully and well. Examining the weighty issues of our political and cultural world, author Darrell Bock looks at racial conflict, economics, poverty, health care, immigration, gun control, foreign policy, war, education, sexuality, abortion, and more through the teachings of Jesus and biblical teachings as a whole.

How Would You Rule?: Legal Puzzles, Brainteasers, and Dilemmas from the Law's Strangest Cases

by Daniel W. Park

How Would You Rule is a lighthearted introduction to fundamental concepts of law through strange but true legal cases. Each chapter tells the story of a different case and presents the main arguments of the opposing parties. The twist? Before the ruling of the court is revealed, readers are challenged to put themselves in the shoes--or the robes--of the judges and decide for themselves how they would rule in these cases. After coming up with their own solutions, readers can learn how the actual judges resolved the disputes. The goal is to get readers to think for themselves about what's right and what's wrong, sharpening their own instincts for the reasons and analyses that win arguments.

How Writers Work

by Ralph Fletcher

The Secret of WritingIts misleading to think of writers as special creatures, word sorcerers who possess some sort of magic knowledge hidden from everyone else. Writers are ordinary people who like to write. They feel the urge to write, and scratch that itch every chance they have. Writers get their ideas down on paper using particular strategies that seem to work for them. These strategies are available to anyone who wants to be a writer... Revealed!There is no secret. But there is a process. If you like to write, there are definite steps you can take to help you reach your goals. Good writing isn't forged by magic or hatched out of thin air. Good writing happens when human beings follow particular steps to take control o their sentences-to make their words do what they want them to do.This book will show you how writers work, how you can become a writer, and how you can find a process that works for you

How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live

by Missy Vineyard Illustrations by Matthew Mitchell

A comprehensive new guide to The Alexander Technique: A simple yet powerful method for improving how the mind and body interact

How Your Body Works: A Good Look Inside Your Insides

by David Stewart

What, Why, and How is explained with respect to human body.

The Howard Street Tutoring Manual (2nd Edition)

by Darrell Morris

Updated with important advances in research and practice, the second edition of this indispensable manual provides a comprehensive guide to one-on-one instruction for struggling readers in grades 1 to 3.

Howard Zinn on History

by Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn began work on his first book for his friends at Seven Stories Press in 1996, a big volume collecting all his shorter writings organized by subject. The themes he chose reflected his lifelong concerns: war, history, law, class, means and ends, and race. Throughout his life Zinn had returned again and again to these subjects, continually probing and questioning yet rarely reversing his convictions or the vision that informed them. The result was The Zinn Reader. Five years later, starting with Howard Zinn on History, updated editions of sections of that mammoth tome were published in inexpensive stand-alone editions. This second edition of Howard Zinn on History brings together twenty-seven short writings on activism, electoral politics, the Holocaust, Marxism, the Iraq War, and the role of the historian, as well as portraits of Eugene Debs, John Reed, and Jack London, effectively showing how Zinn's approach to history evolved over nearly half a century, and at the same time sharing his fundamental thinking that social movements--people getting together for peace and social justice--can change the course of history. That core belief never changed. Chosen by Zinn himself as the shorter writings on history he believed to have enduring value--originally appearing in newspapers like the Boston Globe or the New York Times; in magazines like Z, the New Left, the Progressive, or the Nation; or in his book Failure to Quit--these essays appear here as examples of the kind of passionate engagement he believed all historians, and indeed all citizens of whatever profession, need to have, standing in sharp contrast to the notion of "objective" or "neutral" history espoused by some. "It is time that we scholars begin to earn our keep in this world," he writes in "The Uses of Scholarship." And in "Freedom Schools," about his experiences teaching in Mississippi during the remarkable "Freedom Summer" of 1964, he adds: "Education can, and should, be dangerous."

Howards End

by E. M. Forster

Howards End is a novel by E. M. Forster, first published in 1910, about social and familial relations in turn-of-the-century England. Howards End is considered by some to be Forster's masterpiece.

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