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in india, at the birth of the last century, an infant is brought howling into the world, his remarkable paleness marking him out from his brown-skinned fellows. Revered at first, he is later cast out from his wealthy home when his true parentage is revealed. So begins Pran Nath's odyssey of self-discovery - a journey that will take him from the streets of Agra, via the red light district of Bombay, to the green lawns of England and beyond - as he struggles to understand who he really is.
In a mythical African land, some shipwrecked and uniquely talented passengers stage a grand gala to entertain themselves and their captor, the great chieftain Talou. In performance after bizarre performance-starring, among others, a zither-playing worm, a marksman who can peel an egg at fifty yards, a railway car that rolls on calves' lungs, and fabulous machines that paint, weave, and compose music-Raymond Roussel demonstrates why it is that Andre´ Breton termed him "the greatest mesmerizer of modern times." But even more remarkable than the mind-bending events Roussel details-as well as their outlandish, touching, or tawdry backstories-is the principle behind the novel's genesis, a complex system of puns and double-entendres that anticipated (and helped inspire) such movements as Surrealism and Oulipo. Newly translated and with an introduction by Mark Polizzotti, this edition of Impressions of Africa vividly restores the humor, linguistic legerdemain, and conceptual wonder of Raymond Roussel's magnum opus.
Signed, sealed...forever! Being sold into marriage by her stepfather is Leila's one chance to escape. But instead of freedom, Leila finds herself bound by deep passions ignited by her inscrutable new husband. Australian billionaire Joss Carmody knows the rules of this game-he'll shower his new wife with diamonds and in return he'll use her land to expand his business. That's all he ever wanted from this exchange, but he hadn't banked on the attraction Leila awakens. Then the one night that was supposed to slake their desire, binds them beyond the signatures on their marriage contract....
Did you ever wonder what inspired Helen Keller's mother to have such high hopes for her daughter? The answer is Laura Bridgman, the original deaf-blind girl who inspired Charles Darwin to visit her and also write about her in American Notes.
Thrilling adventure stories introducing young readers (ages 8-2) to Christian heroes of the past.The two young Burmese girls had dreaded leaving their father, but he told them that the only safe thing was for the two of them to go live with the American missionaries, Adoniram and Ann Judson. May-Lo and Len-Lay really aren't sure what the danger is, and they don't know what to believe about their American foster parents. Could the accusations that the missionaries were English spies be true?When the Judsons leave the city of Rangoon to establish a mission work in Ava, the Golden City, the girls are taken along on the dangerous river trip that will separate them from their father by 350 miles. Will they ever see him again? Will they even make it to their destination? How will the emperor of Burma respond to Mr. Judson's petitions to give religious freedom to Christian converts?Their arrival is followed by eventual disaster. When the British attack the Burmese, all the white foreigners, including Adoniram Judson, are hauled off to the terrible Death Prison. Every clue indicates that the Judsons are spies, and a Burmese-English boy named Myat Rodgers is determined to prove their guilt. Should the girls tell the authorities what they know? Or will they all end up in the Death Prison?Without their father's help whom could they trust?
Imprisoned in the Golden City The two young Burmese girls had dreaded leaving their father, but he told them that the only safe thing was for the two of them to go live with the American missionaries, Adoniram and Ann Judson. May-Lo and Len-Lay really aren't sure what the danger is, and they don't know what to believe about their American foster parents. Could the accusations that the missionaries were English spies be true? When the Judsons leave the city of Rangoon to establish a mission work in Ava, the Golden City, the girls are taken along on the dangerous river trip that will separate them from their father by 350 miles. Will they ever see him again? Will they even make it to their destination? How will the emperor of Burma respond to Mr. Judson's petitions to give religious freedom to Christian converts? Their arrival is followed by eventual disaster. When the British attack the Burmese, all the white foreigners, including Adoniram Judson, are hauled off to the terrible Death Prison. Every clue indicates that the Judsons are spies, and a Burmese-English boy named Myat Rodgers is determined to prove their guilt. Should the girls tell the authorities what they know? Or will they all end up in--Death Prison? WITHOUT THEIR FATHER'S HELP, WHOM COULD THEY TRUST?
Perfect for fans of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak is Stonewall Award-winning author Brian Katcher's hilarious he said/she said romance about two teens discovering themselves on an out-of-this-world accidental first date at a sci-fi convention.When Ana Watson's brother ditches a high school trip to run wild at Washingcon, type-A Ana knows that she must find him or risk her last shot at freedom from her extra-controlling parents.In her desperation, she's forced to enlist the last person she'd ever want to spend time with--slacker Zak Duquette--to help find her brother before morning comes.But over the course of the night, while being chased by hordes of costumed Vikings and zombies, Ana and Zak begin to open up to each other. Soon, what starts as the most insane nerdfighter manhunt transforms into so much more. . . .
Business mogal Ryan Sperling prided himself on being different from his old man, a self-centered philanderer who had let the family assets dwindle. Now, as Ryan closed in on his greatest achievement- orchestrating his father's downfall-the charismatic bachelor had encountered an unforgettable womanhellip;with inextricable ties to his family. It was unthinkable to fall for the daughter of his father's mistress. But it was impossible to walk away before he could taste her. hellip;
Melisande, Duchess of Gifford, has enjoyed running wild since surviving her unhappy marriage - but she knows it's only a matter of time before her brother forces her to settle down and be respectable. Determined to make herself free, Melisande decides to escape into ruined exile with an absolutely scandalous affair and leave London forever. But her heart may have other plans when she meets intriguing Lord Grayson Sanbourne...
The Improper Series by Julianna Ross-three absolutely improper tales at one low price!Improper Relations (The Improper Series Book One)When Hannah's caught watching her late husband's cousin debauch the maid, she's mortified-but also intrigued. There's something about Leo that draws her to him.When Leo claims that women can feel desire too, Hannah is incredulous. Yet she can't bring herself to refuse his offer to tutor her. As the wicked lessons continue, she begins to fear she's losing not just her inhibitions, but her heart as well.Improper Arrangements (The Improper Series Book Two)A reckless infatuation nearly ruined Lady Alice Cathcart-Ross, but from the moment she spies Elijah Philemon Keating scaling an Alpine rock face, her long-buried desire is awakened. She's found the guide of her dreams.Valuing her independence above all else, Lady Alice agrees to one sensual week in the Alps with Elijah, nothing more. But as the heights they climb by day are overshadowed by the summits of passion they reach at night, those vows become harder and harder to keep....Improper Proposals (The Improper Series Book Three)Widow Caroline Boothroyd passes her days writing a guide for young wives daunted by their domestic duties. It's publisher Thomas Cathcart-Ross who outrageously suggests that Caroline should instead devote herself to educating women that sex can be pleasurable...not a shameful necessity.As Caroline works, she imagines a sensual future with Tom. But lust could lead to love, and Caroline never wishes to feel heartbreak again."Ross' novellas are always surprising, always refreshingly different and always wonderfully memorable."-RT Book Reviews
"The bride is married to me. " Responsible Belinda Wentworth has always been a dutiful society daughter. Except for when she married her family's sworn enemy, Colin Granville, Marquess of Easterbridge, in a quickie Las Vegas wedding-which she annulled hours later. Or so she thought. Because just as she's about to say &I do& to a respectable man, impossibly sexy Colin bursts into the church with the news that they're still married. And he takes his vows very seriously. Especially the one about attaining what no Granville has before him: a takeover of the Wentworths. Including his wife-body and heart.
In an irresistible invitation to lighten up, look around, and live an unscripted life, a master of the art of improvisation explains how to adopt the attitudes and techniques used by generations of musicians and actors. Let's face it: Life is something we all make up as we go along. No matter how carefully we formulate a "script," it is bound to change when we interact with people with scripts of their own.Improv Wisdom shows how to apply the maxims of improvisational theater to real life challenges--whether it's dealing with a demanding boss, a tired child, or one of life's never-ending surprises. Patricia Madson distills thirty years of experience into thirteen simple strategies, including "Say Yes," "Start Anywhere," "Face the Facts," and "Make Mistakes, Please," helping readers to loosen up, think on their feet, and take on everything life has to offer with skill, chutzpah, and a sense of humor.
Bestselling author Jason R. Rich joins forces with top credit experts and delivers an insider's guide to credit. Revealing jaw-dropping secrets, strategies and tools, Rich and his team of industry insiders show consumers how to get out from under any credit crunch, and get back in control of their financial future.Reveals how to increase a credit score, remove incorrect and negative information from credit reports, rebuild destroyed credit, and ultimately, save hundreds, possibly thousands, of dollars every month! Boost credit scores and overall rating Work with collection agencies, creditors, and lenders to pay off debts and overcome past mistakes Get the best rates on credit cards, auto loans, and mortgages and start saving Avoid the most common financial and credit-related mistakes made by millions Learn how to identify and avoid "credit repair" and "credit score boosting" scams Use online solutions to better manage your finances and credit cards And moreIncludes worksheets, exclusive interviews with credit experts and supplemental resources.
Do you have responsibility for managing cash flow in a small to medium enterprise or as a manager in a larger organisation, but have limited financial experience? Do you worry that lack of attention to this crucial aspect of financial management could lead to disaster for your business? Improve your Cash Flow, written by two leading financial experts, will help employers, managers and consultants to understand more about how to manage cash flow and how it can impact on your business. Whether you are working at home, a growing business or a non-financial manager this book will guide you easily through all the issues, providing practical advice on why cash is king, including why businesses go bust; why profit is not cash, how to deal with creditors and debtors; using supplier credit as a source of finance; debtors and cash collection; financial planning and sources of funding; the pros and cons of debt finance, using your bank effectively and much more. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of setting up your own small business. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Improve Your Chess will help you to improve your technique and master your game. This lively new edition is written by William Hartston, an experienced chess player and daily columnist for the Independent. It is structured in 75 easy-to-follow lessons, clearly demarcated by level, so that you are challenged throughout. You will get to grips with complex strategy and the meta-principles which rule the relationship between pieces and their co-operation throughout play. All new concepts are demonstrated by illustrated worked examples, and you will get a chance to see these principles borne out in grandmaster play. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of chess FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Improve Your Communication Skills will help you keep the interest of a large audience, impress a potential employer or simply win the argument at an important meeting. Full of practical advice on all aspects of verbal and non verbal communication, it gives vital tips on: improving your conversations; building rapport with colleagues; learning skills of persuasion; giving effective presentations; writing effective emails, letters and reports; successful networking. With the help of this essential guide you will be able to achieve verbal, vocal and visual success and get your message across every time.
Improve Your Handwriting is the only title to be written specifically for adults who are experiencing problems with their writing. Co-authored by a world-renowned expert on handwriting and a professional calligrapher, it uses self-diagnosis tests to help you identify your problem, before encouraging you to experiment and choose the style that suits you best. Covering everything from holding a pen, to the difficulties that left-handers face, and the problems that may be caused by medical conditions, you will be come away from the book armed with the ability to write with ease and confidence. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of improving your handwriting. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Want to retain more of what you read, perform better on tests, or just remember where you left your car keys? Author Ron Fry's effective system has helped thousands of people successfully adapt today's best memorization techniques to their own needs and situations. Packed with quizzes designed to pinpoint your specific trouble spots - as well as proven strategies for any memory-based task - Improve Your Memory is the only book you need to improve your memory power for a lifetime.
For anyone with basic piano playing skills looking to dramatically improve his or her technique for performances or for personal pleasure, Dr. John Meffen offers simplified and tested techniques explained clearly, concisely, and occasionally humorously. Meffen offers a structured process of practice, making learning a new piece easy. Readers will learn:--Techniques to eradicate recurring mistakes--Workable fingering--Expressive touch--Methods to deal with tricky passages--Proper phrasing and tone production--Pedaling--How to do justice to the composer's work--Correct interpretation of musical scores. In addition, an invaluable chapter on the inner workings of the piano will help musicians of all stages and ages choose the right piano for their needs and abilities.
From selecting a topic and conducting research to developing an outline, writing drafts, proofreading, and more, Improve Your Writing takes you step-by-step through the creation of a successful research paper. Applicable to any kind of writing addressing any subject matter, author Ron Fry's fundamental and systematic approach goes beyond one size fits all checklists to offer real advice that can be adapted according to your individual needs and situations. Ideal for anyone hoping to establish essential research, organization, and writing skills, the text empowers you to excel in school, on essay tests, and in life.
Improve Your Writing, now in an updated and expanded edition that covers online research, walks students step by step through the process of creating effective research papers and oral reports Ron Fry covers every element of the process selecting a topic, library and online research, developing an outline, writing from the first draft to the final draft, proofreading, and much more.
Praise for Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy A Guide for the Health and Helping Professions "Bruce Jansson's thoughtful and innovative book will appeal to students in social work, nursing, and public health as well as those working in the health field of practice. The case examples are extraordinary, and Jansson provides the ideas, context, and theoretical base for readers to acquire the skills of advocacy in healthcare. This is by far the best advocacy book I have seen. " -Gary Rosenberg, PhD Director, Division of Social Work and Behavioral Science Mount Sinai School of Medicine "Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy is a terrific description of opportunities for advocacy intervention and provides the skill sets necessary for effective advocacy. A needed book. " -Laura Weil, LCSW Director, Health Advocacy Program Sarah Lawrence College "Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy is an invaluable resource for practitioners working in the healthcare field as well as for students. It very thoroughly covers healthcare advocacy issues, contains real-world case examples, and provides a clear, step-by-step framework for practicing advocacy. " -Kimberly Campbell, ACSW, LCSW Lecturer, Department of Social Work Ball State University An important resource for all who strive for the best in healthcare treatment for their patients, themselves, and the nation Bestselling author and award-winning researcher Bruce S. Jansson uses an intervention framework to illustrate how everyone in the healthcare system can advocate effectively, not just for better healthcare delivery to individual clients but for the necessary policy change that will deliver long- term solutions to our nation's healthcare crisis as well. Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy provides professionals with: Tools to move from traditional services to case advocacy and policy advocacy tasks Over 100 case studies from the perspective of patients, healthcare providers, and others who relate the experiences they have encountered in the healthcare system and share the wisdom they have learned Practical tips on how to provide effective advocacy and bring about positive and long-term change in this complex environment
Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspectiveby Richard Arum Melissa Velez
Improving Learning Environmentsprovides the first systematic comparative cross-national study of school disciplinary climates. In this volume, leading international social science researchers explore nine national case studies to identify the institutional determinants of variation in school discipline, the possible links between school environments and student achievement, as well as the implications of these findings for understanding social inequality. As the book demonstrates, a better understanding of school discipline is essential to the formation of effective educational policies. Ultimately, to improve a school's ability to contribute to youth socialization and student internalization of positive social norms and values, any changes in school discipline must not only be responsive to behavior problems but should also work to enhance the legitimacy and moral authority of school actors.
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Improving the Air Force Scientific Discovery Mission: Leveraging Best Practices in Basic Research Management: A Workshop Reportby Committee on Improving the Air Force Scientific Discovery Mission: Leveraging Best Practices in Basic Research Management: A Workshop
In 2014, the Air Force Studies Board conducted two workshops to review current research practices employed by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). "Improving the Air Force Scientific Discovery Mission" summarizes the presentation and discussion of these two workshops. This report explores the unique drivers associated with management of a 6. 1 basic research portfolio in the Department of Defense and investigates current and future practices that may further the effective and efficient management of basic research on behalf of the Air Force.