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Future Perfect

Author : Howard Bruce Franklin
ISBN : 0813521521
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

In The Future Perfect

Author : Walter Abish
ISBN : UCAL:B3464211
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 49.51 MB
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Category: Fiction

From Past Present To Future Perfect

Author : Chris D. Ferguson
ISBN : 0789007673
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Explore a compilation of reference service works by Charles A. Bunge, a leader in the field! This informative and delightful book highlights the contributions of Charles A. Bunge to the literature on reference service. From Past-Present to Future-Perfect: A Tribute to Charles A. Bunge and the Challenges of Contemporary Reference Service offers reference librarian professionals the reprints of selected articles by Charles Bunge, bibliographies of his published work, and original articles that draw on Bunge's values and ideas in assessing the present and shaping the future of reference service. Through this guide, you will explore four categories of Bunge's work, which include measuring the effectiveness of reference service, the reference environment, reference sources, and reflecting on the past and future of reference work. This important book will assist you in creating and maintaining an effective and ethical reference service that will help patrons find the materials they need. With From Past-Present to Future-Perfect, you will gain access to some of Bunge's most important articles on the reference environment. Some of the helpful reference service information you will examine includes: ways of putting joy back into reference work to counteract the situation of low morale among practicing reference librarians discussions on the challenge of continual learning for reference librarians and strategies for updating knowledge and skills understanding and organizational strategies for handling stress in the library workplace exploring the realm of an ethical reference practice and how a reference librarian should act or behave in providing reference services peer coaching programs for reference librarians to assist the learning and sharing of knowledge among colleagues organizing electronic reference sources assisting patrons with their reference questions using technology in the reference environment Thorough and comprehensive, this excellent resource explores the changes that have occurred in reference and information resources, and techniques for setting goals and objectives for your reference department. From Past-Present to Future-Perfect looks at the exciting and challenging world of reference librarianship and gives you valuable insights and ideas on how to improve and update your reference department.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Future Perfect

Author : Kat Corbett
ISBN : 9780595128860
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 61.85 MB
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Tori Baylor, a serious dance student, has begun her final level at the school of Southern Ballet Theatre in Orlando, Florida. Her goal is to be accepted by the Company next year as a trainee, but she still has a problem with balance. She works desperately to overcome it, knowing it’s now or never for her. Her mother, whose job pays for her lessons, has crippling arthritis and will have to quit work after this year. As a trainee, Tori would get free classes and could continue to dance. Called upon one day to explain the future perfect tense to her sister, Roni, Tori ponders her destiny and wonders What is the future perfect of me? When Roni brings home information about getting pen pals, both girls write off for one. Tori is excited to get a dance student at the school of the world-famous Maryinsky Theatre Ballet, formerly the Kirov, in St. Petersburg, Russia. She reads up on Russia and even learns some Russian words, hoping that she and Valentina, though far apart, will become real friends. I feel as if I’m setting out on an adventure, she says, never dreaming how that adventure will change her life. About the Author A language lover, Kat Corbett found Russian like writing in code! To share the fun, she started a pen pal club for Russians and Americans. One teen wrote “A dancer would be nice”—and the seed for Future Perfect was planted. Future Perfect is Book Two of the DanceFutures series. First Readers Said: • “I loved the ending. I hope you are considering writing a sequel!”—Stacey Price • “The story is excellent. Stacia and Ebert give it two thumbs up!”—Stacia Tanner • “It was a great story. I loved it.”—Heidi Rinke • “I’m so sad it’s over! Please write a continuation!!”—Liesl Rinke Be sure to visit Kat Corbett's website at www.katcorbett.com. You can add your comments on this book, tell what your own perfect future would be, and even share your ideas for the next books in the series!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Future Perfect

Author : Suzanne Brockmann
ISBN : 9780999196335
Genre : Fiction
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Reissue Originally Published August 1993 Annotated e-book edition Juliana Anderson is content with the life she’s built for herself—running the best bed-and-breakfast in sleepy Benton, Massachusetts. For excitement, she dresses up in Victorian garb and serves delectable breakfasts and dinners to her mostly elderly guests. But then Webster Donovan arrives—tall, rugged, sexy, and incredibly arrogant—and turns her world upside down. Web’s got a problem. His first novel was a huge bestseller—but now he’s struggling to write his second book. He hopes that a six-week stay in the middle of nowhere will force him to focus. But one conversation with the intriguingly prim-and-proper “Miss Anderson” proves distracting. He’s used to wrapping women around his little finger, and her no-nonsense attitude is a breath of fresh air. Verbal sparring with his hostess quickly becomes his favorite form of procrastination… Throw in a bad case of the flu, a bevy of boisterous nuns, the gleamingly handsome town sheriff who likes to dance with Juliana at the local roadside bar, a broken rib or two, and some carefully guarded secrets and misunderstandings… With footnoted commentary about everything from life without cellphones and laptops in 1992/1993 (when Future Perfect was written, published, and is still set) to thoughts on writing romance and how much Romancelandia—and her own writing—has changed in the past twenty-five years, Suzanne Brockmann presents a special annotated edition of the romance novel that kicked off her writing career. Set in 1993, Future Perfect is a full length novel of 60K words (66K words with annotations) or 220 pages, originally published in August, 1993.
Category: Fiction

Future Perfect

Author : Celia Deane-Drummond
ISBN : 9780567234018
Genre : Religion
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Future Perfect

Author : Steven Johnson
ISBN : 9780141974927
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 53.30 MB
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What connects the "miracle on the Hudson" to the planning of the French railway system, or the mysterious outbreak of strange smells in downtown Manhattan to the invention of the Internet? With his characteristic flair for multidisciplinary storytelling, Steven Johnson shows in Future Perfect that what lies behind these and many other fascinating human stories is the concept of networked thinking. Exploring a new vision of progress, Johnson argues that networked thinking holds the key to an incredible range of human achievements, and can transform everything from local government to drug research to arts funding and education. Future Perfect paints a compelling portrait of a new model of political change that is already on the rise, and shows that despite Western political systems hopelessly gridlocked by old ideas, change for the better can happen, and that new solutions are on the horizon. 'If you're a pessimist-and chances are you are-you should read Future Perfect. In fact, read it even if you're an optimist, because Mr. Johnson's book will give you lots of material to brighten the outlook of your gloomy friends...it envisions a new political movement' Wall Street Journal 'An informative, tech-savvy and provocative vision of a new and more democratic public philosophy. A breath of fresh air a breath of fresh air in an age of gridlock, cynicism and disillusionment' San Francisco Chronicle 'A buoyant and hopeful book ... Future Perfect reminds us we already have the treatment. We just need to use it' Boston Globe Steven Johnson is the US bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From, The Invention of Air, The Ghost Map, and Everything Bad Is Good for You, and is the editor of the anthology The Innovator's Cookbook. He is the founder of a variety of influential websites - most recently, outside.in - and writes for Time, Wired, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Marin County, California, with his wife and three sons.
Category: Political Science

Future Perfect

Author : Lori B. Andrews
ISBN : 0231121628
Genre : Medical
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The law professor and Congressional advisor tackles the new science of genetics and gauges its possible impact on the ethics of scientific research, our social institutions, gene therapy, medical care, the courts, and more.
Category: Medical

Future Perfect

Author : Katrina Mountfort
ISBN : 9781908168559
Genre : Fiction
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The Blueprint trilogy takes us to a future in which men and women are almost identical, and personal relationships are forbidden. Following a bio-terrorist attack, the population now lives within comfortable Citidomes. MindValues advocate acceptance and non-attachment. The BodyPerfect cult encourages a tall thin androgynous appearance, and looks are everything. This first book, Future Perfect, tells the story of Caia, an intelligent and highly educated young woman. In spite of severe governmental and societal strictures, Caia finds herself becoming attracted to her co-worker, Mac, a rebel whose questioning of their so-called utopian society both adds to his allure and encourages her own questioning of the status quo. As Mac introduces her to illegal and subversive information she is drawn into a forbidden, dangerous world, becoming alienated from her other co-workers and resmates, the companions with whom she shares her residence. In a society where every thought and action are controlled, informers are everywhere; whom can she trust? When she and Mac are sent on an outdoor research mission, Caia’s life changes irreversibly. A dark undercurrent runs through this story; the enforcement of conformity through fear, the fostering of distorted and damaging attitudes towards forbidden love, manipulation of appearance and even the definition of beauty, will appeal to both an adult and young adult audience.
Category: Fiction

A Future Perfect

Author : John Micklethwait
ISBN : 0307485323
Genre : Business & Economics
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A Future Perfect is the first comprehensive examination of the most important revolution of our time—globalization—and how it will continue to change our lives. Do businesses benefit from going global? Are we creating winner-take-all societies? Will globalization seal the triumph of junk culture? What will happen to individual careers? Gathering evidence worldwide, from the shantytowns of São Paolo to the boardrooms of General Electric, from the troubled Russia-Estonia border to the booming San Fernando Valley sex industry, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge deliver an illuminating tour of the global economy and a fascinating assessment of its potential impact. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Business & Economics