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Second Sight

Author : Cheryl B. Klein
ISBN : 0615420826
Genre : Children's literature
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Whether you dream of writing a book for children or young adults, or you want to take a finished manuscript to the next level, it always helps to get a fresh point of view. Try a little SECOND SIGHT.In this collection of talks, a professional editor offers insights from the other side of the publishing desk on a wide range of writerly topics:* Terrific first lines and how they got that way* What makes a strong picture book manuscript* Why the Harry Potter series was such a tremendous success* Finding the emotional heart of your story* Worksheets and checklists for building characters and bolstering plot* The Annotated Query Letter from Hell* And an Annotated Query Letter That Does It RightWith its wit, intelligence, and practical tools for analyzing and revising your work, SECOND SIGHT will be a first resource for writers of children's and young adult fiction.This book has not been endorsed or approved by J. K. Rowling or any of her publishers or representatives, and all thoughts expressed here on all matters, including the Harry Potter series, are solely my own, and should not be taken as the official opinions, intentions, or interpretations of any of the writers or publishers mentioned.
Category: Children's literature

Out Of Sight

Author : Erik Loomis
ISBN : 9781620970775
Genre : Business & Economics
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When jobs can move anywhere in the world, bosses have no incentive to protect either their workers or the environment. Work moves seamlessly across national boundaries, yet the laws that protect us from rapacious behavior remain tied to national governments. This situation creates an all-too-familiar “race to the bottom,” where profit is generated on the backs of workers and at the cost of toxic pollution. In Out of Sight, Erik Loomis—a historian of both the labor and environmental movements—follows the thread that runs from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York in 1911 to the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2013. The truth is that our systems of industrial production today are just as dirty and abusive as they were during the depths of the industrial revolution and the Gilded Age, but the ugly side of manufacturing is now hidden in faraway places where workers are most vulnerable. Today, American capitalists threaten that any environmental regulations will drive up the cost of production and force them to relocate our jobs to a country where they don’t face such laws and can re-create their toxic work conditions. It wasn’t always like this. In his insightful book, Loomis shows that the great environmental victories of twentieth-century America—the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the EPA—were actually union victories. This history is a call to action: when we fight for our planet, we fight for our own dignity as workers and citizens.
Category: Business & Economics

Saving Sight

Author : Andrew Lam
ISBN : 1617203793
Genre : Medical
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The author relates his personal experience as a retinal surgeon to present the fundamentals of human vision and the stories of inventors connected to modern-day techniques for treating eye and vision disorders, including eye trauma, cataracts, LASIK, retinal detachments, and macular degeneration.
Category: Medical

Hidden In Plain Sight

Author : Peter J. Wallison
ISBN : 9781594038662
Genre : Business & Economics
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The 2008 financial crisis—like the Great Depression—was a world-historical event. What caused it will be debated for years, if not generations. The conventional narrative is that the financial crisis was caused by Wall Street greed and insufficient regulation of the financial system. That narrative produced the Dodd-Frank Act, the most comprehensive financial-system regulation since the New Deal. There is evidence, however, that the Dodd-Frank Act has slowed the recovery from the recession. If insufficient regulation caused the financial crisis, then the Dodd-Frank Act will never be modified or repealed; proponents will argue that doing so will cause another crisis. A competing narrative about what caused the financial crisis has received little attention. This view, which is accepted by almost all Republicans in Congress and most conservatives, contends that the crisis was caused by government housing policies. This book extensively documents this view. For example, it shows that in June 2008, before the crisis, 58 percent of all US mortgages were subprime or other low-quality mortgages. Of these, 76 percent were on the books of government agencies such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. When these mortgages defaulted in 2007 and 2008, they drove down housing prices and weakened banks and other mortgage holders, causing the crisis. After this book is published, no one will be able to claim that the financial crisis was caused by insufficient regulation, or defend Dodd-Frank, without coming to terms with the data this book contains.
Category: Business & Economics

Improving Mental Health

Author : Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D.
ISBN : 9781615370825
Genre : HEALTH & FITNESS
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In Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight, Dr. Lloyd Sederer, a renowned psychiatrist, clinical administrator, and public health advocate, explores four foundational truths he has identified over his extensive career. These "secrets," as he calls them, are hidden in plain sight. They are epiphanies, which can enable practitioners, patients and families to better understand mental illness and improve lives. Written for clinicians in both mental health and primary care, as well as lay readers, this eloquent and concise book is full of apt, beautifully crafted patient stories designed to illuminate four secrets for a happier life. Dr. Sederer also uses historical incidents, wisdom culled from books and movies, and research findings to support his theme. Rarely are books written for mental health practitioners so richly drawn, compassionate, and insightful. Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight will help clinicians understand their patients—and patients understand themselves.
Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight

Author : Jennifer E. Smith
ISBN : 9780316192866
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything? Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's sitting in her row. A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more? Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Language At The Speed Of Sight

Author : Mark Seidenberg
ISBN : 9780465019328
Genre : Science
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We’ve been teaching reading wrong—a leading cognitive scientist tells us how we can finally do it right
Category: Science

Unlimited Visibility

Author : Stephanie Sorensen
ISBN : 9780875168845
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This 26-Lesson study book is based on The Science of Mind textbook by Ernest Holmes and designed for individual, class or group-study use. Its purpose is to complement Science of Mind metaphysical study by cultivating the students inner "I," taking them deeper into Spirit to reconnect with the One Source and grow anew with unlimited possibilities -- for "we must BE before we can do and have." The lessons are ideally suited for biweekly study over a year's time OR for each week of a six-month period. Each is as clear and understandable -- for novice and seasoned student alike -- as it is deep-reaching into the Oneness of God and self. Also included are relaxation techniques that prepare the reader for supportive meditations in each lesson.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Tom Clancy Line Of Sight

Author : Mike Maden
ISBN : 9780735215931
Genre : Fiction
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Jack Ryan Jr. finds that the scars of war can last a lifetime in the latest entry in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series. Twenty-six years ago, Dr. Cathy Ryan restored the eyesight of a young Bosnian girl who had been injured during an attack in the Bosnian War. Today, her son, Jack Ryan Jr. has agreed to track down the young woman and deliver a letter from his mother. What he finds shocks them both. The helpless child has grown into a remarkable woman. Aida Curic is a self-possessed beauty with a big heart and an even bigger secret who runs a controversial refugee agency near Sarajevo. Jack finds himself deeply drawn to both her and her country, but soon finds himself in the crosshairs of the seething ethnic tensions and ancient blood feuds of the Balkans, the region of Europe where empires go to die. If Jack can't navigate the world of secret service agencies, special operators and local mafias to save Aida, Sarajevo will prove the be the fuse that lights the next world war.
Category: Fiction

Life At The Edge Of Sight

Author : Scott Chimileski
ISBN : 9780674982482
Genre : Science
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This stunning photographic essay opens a new frontier for readers to explore through words and images. Microbial studies have clarified life’s origins on Earth, explained the functioning of ecosystems, and improved both crop yields and human health. Scott Chimileski and Roberto Kolter are expert guides to an invisible world waiting in plain sight.
Category: Science