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Twelve-year-old Brine Seaborne is a girl with a past--if only she could remember what it is. Found alone in a rowboat as a child, clutching a shard of the rare starshell needed for spell-casting, she's spent the past years keeping house for an irritable magician and his obnoxious apprentice, Peter.When Brine and Peter get themselves into a load of trouble and flee, they blunder into the path of the legendary pirate ship the Onion. Before you can say "pieces of eight," they're up to their necks in the pirates' quest to find Magical North, a place so shrouded in secrets and myth that most people don't even think it exists. If Brine is lucky, she'll find her place in the world. And if she's unlucky, everyone on the ship will be eaten by sea monsters. It could really go either way.
Quality of life studies form an essential part of the evaluation of any treatment. Written by two authors who are well respected within this field, Quality of Life: The Assessment, Analysis and Interpretation of Patient-reported Outcomes, Second Edition lays down guidelines on assessing, analysing and interpreting quality of life data. The new edition of this standard book has been completely revised, updated and expanded to reflect many methodological developments emerged since the publication of the first edition. Covers the design of instruments, the practical aspects of implementing assessment, the analyses of the data, and the interpretation of the resultsPresents all essential information on Quality of Life Research in one comprehensive volumeExplains the use of qualitative and quantitative methods, including the application of basic statistical methodsIncludes copious practical examplesFills a need in a rapidly growing area of interestNew edition accommodates significant methodological developments, and includes chapters on computer adaptive testing and item banking, choosing an instrument, systematic reviews and meta analysisThis book is of interest for everyone involved in quality of life research, and it is applicable to medical and non-medical, statistical and non-statistical readers. It is of particular relevance for clinical and biomedical researchers within both the pharmaceutical industry and practitioners in the fields of cancer and other chronic diseases.Reviews of the First Edition - Winner of the first prize in the Basis of Medicine Category of the BMA Medical Book Competition 2001:"This book is highly recommended to clinicians who are actively involved in the planning, analysis and publication of QoL research." CLINICAL ONCOLOGY"This book is highly recommended reading." QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH
Reassuring and loving presences, the elders of our community are always there for us, happy to share the lessons of their lives, their company, their memories, and their humor. Edward Fays knows well the power of grandparents -- his own and others'. When Fays and his fiancee had to confront a devastating personal tragedy, he consoled her with his grandparents' funny, warm, and inspiring stories. After they helped her heal, he began to collect anecdotes and lessons from grown-up grandkids and grandparents alike. The stories in A Grandparent's Gift of Love will make you think, make you laugh, and comfort you again and again. Book jacket.
If you are a database developer who wants to learn how to design and implement databases for application development using PostgreSQL, this is the book for you. Existing knowledge of basic database concepts and some programming experience is required
MAKE YOUR FEET HAPPY . . .Look at those poor neglected toes. They deserve to be adorned with the latest crochet accessory: beautiful barefoot sandals.Happy feet mean happy you, and with the perfect accessory for summer you won't be able to resist skipping lightly through lush grass, feeling the beach beneath your feet, or rocking that Ibiza hot spot. With eight designs to choose from you can create stunning foot couture to match any occasion. Grace a beach wedding with delicate Ivory Star Flowers, display your festival chic with the Ferris Wheel Mandala design, or flaunt your flower power with a dainty Daisy Chain. Each pattern is small in scale and quick to make, so there's no need to stop at just one pair.
Jesus revealed himself to a young, brash, Pakistani Muslim. But he didn't just reveal himself; he turned Naeem Fazal's world upside down. Moving from Kuwait to Charleston, South Carolina, had been an adventure. Surrendering his life to Jesus Christ was actual treason. And yet, Jesus brought Fazal the most powerful peace he had ever experienced: "It filled the room. It grew roots in my heart and in my soul. It intoxicated me." In this riveting memoir, Fazal describes how God used extraordinary means to bring a young, underachieving, Muslim immigrant through Desert Storm, across the oceans, into college, and ultimately to pastor a Christian church in North Carolina. He demonstrates that no character flaw, no distance, no cultural chasm is too great for Jesus to reach across. Fazal is candid about his shortcomings, practical about the challenges of cross-cultural engagement, and ultimately inspiring that God is capable of far more than we have grown to expect. He says, "Jesus consistently, stubbornly refuses to limit himself to my expectations. Which makes getting to know him an unfolding adventure of epic proportions." Whether you are a Muslim, Christian, or neither, Ex-Muslim makes a compelling case that life with Jesus Christ is a true adventure.
Amy Fazio's debut book, Do You Know the Muffin Pan, is a collection of creative, easy-to-make recipes using that tried-and-true kitchen staple: the muffin pan. No longer just for muffins and cupcakes, the muffin pan is great for creating crowd-pleasing appetizers, delicious side dishes, and even perfectly portion-controlled dinners.Some fan favorite recipes include: Eggs Benedict casserole cups Salami boats with antipasto salad Mini fish tacos with creamy jalapeño sauce Chicken enchilada stacks Strawberry pretzel cheesecake bitesThis cookbook will showcase over one hundred ways to cook and create in the muffin pan. Many of the recipes include notes on cooking in different-size pans, tips for freezing, and instructions on substituting a variety of ingredients to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.Whether you already love your muffin pan or plan on dusting off an old one, Do You Know the Muffin Pan is sure to become a family favorite.
Matthew's Gospel contains two discernible missionary mandates, where Christ sent His disciples to two different people groups with two evidently distinct messages. The command of Jesus to "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matt. 28:19) is well known and oft repeated by Christians the world over. This missionary mandate has come to be commonly referred to as "the Great Commission. " However, there remains another commission with which the diligent reader of Scripture must come to terms.
Describes the history of the New York City neighborhood famous for bright lights and Broadway shows, from its beginnings as Longacre Square in the early 1800s through its growth, decline, and present-day revitalization.
Fahim Fazli is a man of two worlds: Afghanistan, the country of his birth, and America, the nation he adopted and learned to love. He's also a man who escaped oppression, found his dream profession, and then paid it forward by returning to Afghanistan as an interpreter with the US. Marines. When Fahim speaks, the story he tells is harrowing, fascinating, and inspiring. Born and raised in Kabul, Fahim saw his country and family torn apart by revolution and civil war. Dodging Afghan authorities and informers with his father and brother, Fahim made his way across the border to Pakistan and then to America. After reuniting with his mother, sisters, and one brother, he moved to California with dreams of an acting career. After fifteen turbulent years that included two unsuccessful arranged marriages to Afghan brides, he finally qualified for membership in the Screen Actors Guild--and found true American love. Though Fahim's California life was happy and rewarding, he kept thinking about the battlefields of Afghanistan. Haunted by a desire to serve his adopted country, he became a combat linguist. While other interpreters opted for safe assignments, Fahim chose one of the most dangerous: working with the Leathernecks in embattled Helmand Province, where his outgoing personality and deep cultural understanding made him a favorite of both marines and local Afghans--and a pariah to the Taliban, who put a price on his head. Fahim Speaks is an inspiring story of perseverance and patriotism--and of the special love that one man developed for his adopted country.
The central question in legal philosophy is the relationship between law and morality. The legal systems of many countries around the world have been influenced by the principles of the Enlightenment: freedom, equality and fraternity. The position is similar in relation to the accompanying state ideal of the democratic constitutional state as well as the notion of a welfare state. The foundation of these principles lies in the ideal of individual autonomy. The law must in this view guarantee a social order which secures the equal freedom of all. This freedom is moreover fundamental because in modern pluralistic societies a great diversity of views exist concerning the appropriate way of life. This freedom ideal is however also strongly contested. In Law, Order and Freedom, a historical overview is given pertaining to the question of the extent to which the modern Enlightenment values can serve as the universal foundation of law and society.
Fea offers an even-handed primer on whether America was founded to be a Christian nation, as many evangelicals assert, or a secular state, as others contend.
THEY HIRED HER TO WATCH THE MONEY - NOW SHE'S ACCUSED OF STEALING IT! It all started with Whitney Pink Pearl's bank statement. More than $200,000 mysteriously showed up in her account - along with a paper trail linking her to embezzling from the charity she'd been hired to safeguard!Even worse, Pink was caught at the scene of the crime where her sworn enemy was murdered - and now someone is gunning for her. With help from two sexy, marriage-minded men (help!) and one lovelorn mother (don't ask. . . ;) can Pink dodge the cops, turn the tables on the killers and clear her name before someone takes the money and runs?
This third edition of Joe R. Feagin's Racist America is significantly revised and updated, with an eye toward racism issues arising regularly in our contemporary era. This edition incorporates more than two hundred recent research studies and reports on U.S. racial issues that update and enhance all the last edition's chapters. It expands the discussion and data on concepts such as the white racial frame and systemic racism from research studies by Feagin and his colleagues. The author has further polished the book to make it yet more readable for undergraduates, including eliminating repetitive materials, adding headings and more cross-referencing, and adding new examples, anecdotes, and narratives about contemporary racism.
a look at the history and ideology of racism in America.
First Published in 2016. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
Feagin and Cobas provide the first in-depth examination of the everyday racism faced by middle-class Latinos. Based on a national survey, we learn how a diverse group of talented Latinos Mexican Americans, Puerto Rican Americans, Cuban Americans, and others respond to and cope with the commonplace white racial framing and discriminatory practices. Drawing on extensive interviewing, the authors address the recurring discrimination of ordinary whites directed against Spanish speakers and individuals with presumed Latino phenotypes. These incidents occur in everyday encounters, such as when male and female Latinos travel or shop. The book also chronicles the mistreatment that Latinos face from immigration officials when they cross US borders and from the police when they are racially profiled outside Latino areas. Critical and conforming Latino responses to recurring white discrimination are also extensively examined, as well as the diverse Latino reactions to remedial programs like affirmative action and to the ideal of assimilation into the proverbial US melting pot. "
Many people of all ages today continue to be attracted to sociology and other social sciences because of their promise to contribute to better political, social, and moral understandings of themselves and their social worlds-and often because they hope it will help them to build a better society. In a world of new movements and deepening economic inequality following the Great Recession, this new edition is vital. It features dozens of new examples from the latest research, with an emphasis on the next generation of liberation sociologists. The authors expand on the previous edition with the inclusion of sections on decolonisation paradigms in criminology, critical speciesism, and studies of environmental racism and environmental privilege. There is an expanded focus on participatory action research, and increased coverage of international liberation social scientists. Work by psychologists, anthropologists, theologians, historians, and others who have developed a liberation orientation for their disciplines is also updated and expanded.
Like its predecessor, the third edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; shows how to write summaries and critiques; features Language Focus sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities. Among the many changes in the third edition: *newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples *greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering) *more in-depth treatment of research articles *greater emphasis on vocabulary issues *revised flow-of-ideas section *additional tasks that require students to do their own research *more corpus-informed content *binding that allows the book to lay flat when open. The Commentary (teacher's notes and key) (978-0-472-03506-9) has been revised expanded.
Climbing is a bit like rolling a dice ? sometimes things fall into place and you achieve your aim. Sometimes your number comes up. Sue Fear, April 2006Sue was a beautiful person, a great Australian and an inspiration to The Foundation and to all those who knew her. The Fred Hollows Foundation Sue Fear was inspirational. She was a vibrant personality, a mountaineer, a tireless worker for various charities and youth, and a good friend to many. Australian GeographicFear No Boundary provides an insight into the psyche of Sue Fear, Australia's most successful female mountaineer, one of a handful of women to have climbed five of the world's 8000-metre mountains and the first Australian woman to summit Mount Everest via the North Ridge Route.Co-written by Lincoln Hall, whose miraculous brush with death on Everest just days before Sue's fatal fall reminded the world of the perilous nature of this extreme vocation, this edition includes a postscript outlining Sue Fear's final expedition to conquer Mount Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest peak.
Gale was a strong swimmer -- but halfway across the lake she realized she couldn't make it to the other side ...Annabel and her three-year-old daughter turned suddenly -- and saw a car hurtling straight toward them ...Ken fell and his hunting rifle accidentally went off -- leaving him wounded, bleeding and alone in the frozen woods...and then they appeared! Angels do exist -- as illustrated in these moving,compelling and true contemporary accounts of ordinary people whose lives were touched and saved by the extraordinary.
Every kid worries about making friends at a new school, but when nine-year-old Bud accidentally catches the wrong bus and finds himself launched into deep space, new friends are the least of his problems! At Cosmos Academy, Bud learns that Earthlings are the most feared creatures in the galaxy, and even Earth's location has been hidden! With the help of his new friend, Gort, Bud goes undercover as a Tenarian exchange student. Unfortunately that means everyone thinks he's a pro at anti-gravity Zero-Ball (even though he's really only a pro at watching sports). And with paranoid Principal Lepton threatening to expel any Earthlings (into outer space) and only Gort's hacked Blip computer to help them determine Earth's co-ordinates, will Bud ever find his way home?<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.
"Suppose the war took a sudden turn for the worse from the scientific point of view? Suppose some bright scientist on the enemy side found a truly terrible weapon?" This was John Russell Fearn's main premise for Aftermath, written two years before the end of the second World War.
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