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In The Beginning There Was Chaos

Author : Lynn Johnston
ISBN : 9781449420574
Genre : Humor
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As its title implies, In the Beginning There Was Chaos follows John and Elly Patterson as they tackle the everyday joys and sorrows--and surprises and frustrations and challenges--that arise when raising a young family. In her second For Better or For Worse treasury, Lynn Johnston takes readers back to the 1980s, when Elly leaves her column for a job at the library. As Elly chases her professional goals, she struggles with spending less time at home. Meanwhile, John provides consistent comic relief, as he plays Mr. Mom, breaks his foot with a 25-pound turkey, and gets arrested for trying to steal a potty. Of course, the kids are always in tow--Michael learning that with age comes responsibility and Elizabeth discovering the thrills of kindergarten. Combining strips from Johnston's fourth, fifth, and sixth cartoon collections--Just One More Hug, The Last Straw, and Keep the Home Fries Burning--In the Beginning There Was Chaos reflects Johnston's longstanding tradition of portraying family life with charm, humor, and honesty. Devoted fans will love reliving the Pattersons' younger years, and first-time readers will discover why this endearing foursome is North America's favorite funny page family. In the Beginning There Was Chaos includes Johnston's commentary on the inspiration behind strips, as well as photos and newspaper clippings from the early days, providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse for fans of For Better or For Worse. Join the Patterson family as they find humor in everyday life's challenges. Lynn Johnston was born in Collingwood, Ontario, and grew up in British Columbia. Today, she lives in Corbeil, Ontario. Johnston is the first woman to receive a Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society in 1985. She has also received the Order of Canada and claims a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. For Better or For Worse has been syndicated since 1979 and was named Best Syndicated Comic Strip in 1992. For Better or For Worse appears in more than 2,000 newspapers in 23 countries, and is translated into 8 languages for a devoted readership of more than 220 million. The strip boasts a lively Web presence at www.fborfw.com.
Category: Humor

Dancing Around The Well

Author : Eric M. MacPhail
ISBN : 9789004277151
Genre : History
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Dancing around the Well: The Circulation of Commonplaces in Renaissance Humanism examines the reception and reuse of classical sayings in vernacular and neo-Latin authors of the sixteenth century, especially through the mediation of Erasmus' Adages.
Category: History

Systems Biology

Author : A.K. Konopka
ISBN : 9781420015126
Genre : Science
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With extraordinary clarity,the Systems Biology: Principles, Methods, and Concepts focuses on the technical practical aspects of modeling complex or organic general systems. It also provides in-depth coverage of modeling biochemical, thermodynamic, engineering, and ecological systems. Among other methods and concepts based in logic, computer science, and dynamical systems, it explores pragmatic techniques of General Systems Theory. This text presents biology as an autonomous science from the perspective of fundamental modeling techniques. A complete resource for anyone interested in biology as an exact science, it includes a comprehensive survey, review, and critique of concepts and methods in Systems Biology.
Category: Science

Becoming A Dad

Author : Stephen James
ISBN : 0976035731
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Prepares men for the disruptive, redemptive, and transforming experience called fatherhood by getting them to face deep questions of the soul, instead of by teaching them the mechanics of baby care. Original.
Category: Family & Relationships

Handbook Of Polynesian Mythology

Author : Robert D. Craig
ISBN : 9781576078945
Genre : Social Science
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An accessible, concise reference source on Polynesia's complex mythology, product of a culture little known outside its home.
Category: Social Science

Gods Heroes And Men Of Ancient Greece

Author : W. H. D. Rouse
ISBN : 9781101663615
Genre : Social Science
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The Adventures that Shaped the Western World First published in 1934, Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece has become one of the most popular, enduring--and captivating--retellings of the ancient myths for modern readers. Recognizing the sheer entertainment value of these timeless adventures, world renowned classical scholar W.H.D. Rouse delighted his students at the Perse School in Cambridge, England, with a conversational style and childlike wonder that made the legends come alive--a rare storytelling gift that continues to engage young and old alike. Many of the characters in this book are familiar to us--Helen of Troy, Icarus, Zeus, Athena, to name just a few--but rarely have their stories of war and adventure, bravery and romance, been so simply and thrillingly told. From the strong-arm heroics of Heracles, to the trickery of the Trojan Horse, from the seductions of Circe the sorceress, to the terrors of the Cyclops and Minotaur, these legends have outlived the culture that bore them. But while the ancient Greeks may be long gone, their fables and morals, their heroes and heroines, live on today…
Category: Social Science

The Therapeutic Frame In The Clinical Context

Author : Maria Luca
ISBN : 9781135443887
Genre : Psychology
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How does the therapeutic frame help therapists in their practice? The Therapeutic Frame in the Clinical Context examines some of the key issues inherent in the intimate and very often intense therapeutic relationship. It addresses and clarifies perspectives on the creation of a therapeutic environment that is conducive to therapy. The book addresses specific aspects of the therapeutic frame. How does a client feel about unexpectedly meeting her psychotherapist's son or daughter? How does a psychotherapist or counsellor practice within a 'frameless', often intrusive environment, in acute hospital wards? How does a counsellor manage the frame in the face of a life-threatening illness? Using a wealth of examples from clinical practice, The Therapeutic Frame in the Clinical Context examines these issues and more, in a range of settings including the NHS, private practice, and the workplace, and provides valuable guidelines from a range of theoretical perspectives, including Jungian and psychoanalytic.
Category: Psychology

Who S Going To Say Kaddish For The Chinaman S Dog

Author : Jon Hykes
ISBN : 9781499048636
Genre : Fiction
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Who’s going to Say Kaddish for the Chinaman’s Dog, is the Ultimate love story. In it there are ordinary people dealing with ordinary things: sex, violence, sexual violence, war, separation, dismemberment, death, and PTSD. It deals with revenge, atonement, redemption, and respect. It also deals in the difference between faith and religion, and ones relationship with one’s own deity. While exploring their world, they discover fundamental truths and each other. This is done in a unique, humorous, and unforgettable way, which can best be described as an emotional roller coaster. It is not for the faint of heart or soul, as the issues are dealt with in a graphic manner.
Category: Fiction

Cost Of Capital

Author : Shannon P. Pratt
ISBN : 9781118852828
Genre : Business & Economics
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A one-stop shop for background and current thinking on the development and uses of rates of return on capital Completely revised for this highly anticipated fifth edition, Cost of Capital contains expanded materials on estimating the basic building blocks of the cost of equity capital, the risk-free rate, and equity risk premium. There is also discussion of the volatility created by the financial crisis in 2008, the subsequent recession and uncertain recovery, and how those events have fundamentally changed how we need to interpret the inputs to the models we use to develop these estimates. The book includes new case studies providing comprehensive discussion of cost of capital estimates for valuing a business and damages calculations for small and medium-sized businesses, cross-referenced to the chapters covering the theory and data. Addresses equity risk premium and the risk-free rate, including the impact of Federal Reserve actions Explores how to use Morningstar's Ibbotson and Duff Phelps Risk Premium Report data Discusses the global cost of capital estimation, including a new size study of European countries Cost of Capital, Fifth Edition puts an emphasis on practical application. To that end, this updated edition provides readers with exclusive access to a companion website filled with supplementary materials, allowing you to continue to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closing the book.
Category: Business & Economics

Harnessing The Force

Author : Richard Koepke
ISBN : 9781463448950
Genre : Religion
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Are you living your life in a state of joy, gratitude and thankfulness? Do you laugh a lot and feel like it's Christmas every day? If not, then this book is meant for you. Many of us instead live our lives feeling depressed, anxious and unhappy. We race home from work only to be overloaded with even more work around the house. Rather than enjoying our lives and interpersonal relationships, we tend to lose sight of what’s really important and instead focus on acquiring material things and the numerous work tasks needed to get done. We may have forgotten how to play and enjoy life. The more debt we take on, the more pressured our lives become as well. Some of us are also angry inside, holding onto grudges and feeling like we have been victimized by another’s thoughts, words and deeds. Feeling victimized, we may then lash out in anger at the people closest to us and do harm to those we love. Harnessing the Force both simplifies the wellness concepts and expands upon the spiritual content of my previous book, The Force is With You Always! It is loaded with wit and wisdom about living life in harmony with your true inner self. It connects you to your soul within in order to make beautiful soul music without. It will help you turn enemies into friends while living in harmony with nature and Spirit. Learning to live a healthy life in harmony with Spirit is well worth the pursuit.
Category: Religion

How Big Is Your God

Author : Paul Coutinho
ISBN : 9780829429855
Genre : Religion
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Do you have a real relationship with God, or do you just have a religion? Do you know God, or do you just know about God? In How Big Is Your God? Paul Coutinho, SJ, challenges us to grow stronger and deeper in our faith and in our relationship with God—a God whose love knows no bounds. To help us on our way, Coutinho introduces us to people in various world religions—from Hindu friends to Buddhist teachers to St. Ignatius of Loyola—who have shaped his spiritual life and made possible his deep, personal relationship with God.
Category: Religion

Children S Book Of Mythical Beasts And Magical Monsters

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781405371544
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discover the amazing adventures of heroes and monsters. The Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters is the latest in the series that includes the successful Children's Book of Art and Children's Book of Music. From early Aboriginal dreamtime to the legends of the Aztecs, this colourful and vibrant introduction to myths will help your child to discover storytelling from different cultures. All the classic myths are retold in the Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters. Eyecatching pages introduce your child to epic tales such as Theseus and the Minotaur and the rise and fall of Atlantis. It's a mythical and magical tour not to be missed.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Games For Actors And Non Actors

Author : Augusto Boal
ISBN : 0415267080
Genre : Performing Arts
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This is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary method.
Category: Performing Arts

Chaos Concepts Control And Constructive Use

Author : Yurii Bolotin
ISBN : 9783642009372
Genre : Science
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The study of physics has changed in character, mainly due to the passage from the analyses of linear systems to the analyses of nonlinear systems. Such a change began, it goes without saying, a long time ago but the qualitative change took place and boldly evolved after the understanding of the nature of chaos in nonlinear s- tems. The importance of these systems is due to the fact that the major part of physical reality is nonlinear. Linearity appears as a result of the simpli?cation of real systems, and often, is hardly achievable during the experimental studies. In this book, we focus our attention on some general phenomena, naturally linked with nonlinearity where chaos plays a constructive part. The ?rst chapter discusses the concept of chaos. It attempts to describe the me- ing of chaos according to the current understanding of it in physics and mat- matics. The content of this chapter is essential to understand the nature of chaos and its appearance in deterministic physical systems. Using the Turing machine, we formulate the concept of complexity according to Kolmogorov. Further, we state the algorithmic theory of Kolmogorov–Martin-Lof ̈ randomness, which gives a deep understanding of the nature of deterministic chaos. Readers will not need any advanced knowledge to understand it and all the necessary facts and de?nitions will be explained.
Category: Science

Untold Stories In Organizations

Author : Michal Izak
ISBN : 9781317654452
Genre : Business & Economics
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The field of organizational storytelling research is productive, vibrant and diverse. Over three decades we have come to understand how organizations are not only full of stories but also how stories are actively making, sustaining and changing organizations. This edited collection contributes to this body of work by paying specific attention to stories that are neglected, edited out, unintentionally omitted or deliberately left silent. Despite the fact that such stories are not voiced they have a role to play in organizational analysis. The chapters in this volume variously explore how certain realities become excluded or silenced. The stories that remain below the audible range in organizations offer researchers an access to study political practices which marginalise certain organisational realities whilst promoting others. This volume offers a further contribution by paying heed to silence and the processes of silencing. These silences influence the choice of issues on organisational agendas, the choice of audience(s) to which these discourses are addressed and the ways of addressing them. In exploring these relatively understudied terrains, Untold Stories in Organizations comprises an important contribution to the organizational storytelling space, opening paths for new trajectories in storytelling research.
Category: Business & Economics

Organizations And Archetypes

Author : Monika Kostera
ISBN : 9780857937995
Genre : Psychology
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ïProfessor Kostera is a consummate writer whose studies stand out for originality of approach. Her contribution to our knowledge of the inner mechanisms and wider effects of organizations is impossible to over-value: indeed without KosteraÍs input, our knowledge of organizations, the successive reincarnations and strategy changes would be so much poorer. The book is pursued with exquisite consistency and sense of purpose. It is presented in all its enormous cognitive potential and exceptional analytical utility. A study of great value to both students and practitioners of organization.Í _ Zygmunt Bauman, University of Leeds, UK This book reflects on organizations through archetypical tales-stories particularly resonant with deep meanings present in culture and the soul. Archetypes are common patterns containing hidden images of human motivations, offering inspiration and awakening imagination. This book is a collection of such tales, connected to twelve organizational archetypes, where each are illustrated by more general theoretical reflections, current management and organization theory literature, as well as practical examples. Monika Kostera proposes an imagery and language for self-management and self-organization for non-corporate use including entrepreneurs and multipurpose NGOs. Stories and examples from and of, contemporary organizations in different contexts will prove insightful to students, academics and researchers of management, business, sociology and economics. Social entrepreneurs and NGO activists will also find plenty of invaluable information is this inspirational study.
Category: Psychology

A Piece Of Her Heart

Author : Sissy Carpey
ISBN : 9781440177224
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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My bubbe's house was filled with photos of all the children and grandchildren she would not count. The photo gallery was a mirror of the life cycle of the family ... The lost family, the family in Russia, was frozen in the moment of the only portrait we had. That photo stood by itself on a small window sill at the right corner of the dining room. To us, they were always a little girl, a little boy, and two young parents, all of them staring somberly at us. None of them were included in the count of not one, not two, of my grandmother's children and grandchildren. Why didn't my mother and her siblings talk about their lost sister in all the years of my childhood? How could my grandmother have tucked away the memory of the daughter who was her first child? How could she see that photo every day and yet never speak of Frayda? They, especially my grandmother, must have buried her deep within their hearts so that they could cope with the sorrow, the loss, and the guilt of being safe in America.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Mythological Traditions Of Liturgical Drama

Author : Christine Schnusenberg
ISBN : 9780809105441
Genre : Religion
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This unique, comprehensive work tackles questions posed by the polemics of the Church Fathers against the Roman theater and explores the subsequent developments of Western liturgical drama as a continuation of the Roman theater up to the time of Amalarius of Metz in the ninth century.
Category: Religion