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Is Anything Happening

Author : Robin Lustig
ISBN : 9781785902086
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the days before mobile phones, the internet and 24-hour news channels, the easiest way for a British foreign correspondent to find out what was going on in the world was to phone the local office of Reuters news agency and ask: 'Is anything happening?' That's how the award-winning BBC reporter and presenter Robin Lustig started out in journalism, working for Reuters as an agency man. During a distinguished career spanning more than forty years, he watched the world of news change beyond recognition, as he reported on terror attacks, wars and political coups. In this witty and illuminating memoir, Lustig looks back on his life as a newsman, from coming under fire in Pakistan to reporting on the fall of the Berlin Wall; from meeting Nelson Mandela to covering Princess Diana's sudden death. Back in the studio, Lustig lets us in through the BBC's back door for a candid, behind-the-scenes look at some of his triumphs and disasters working for the nation's favourite broadcaster. He writes of his childhood as the son of refugees from Nazi Germany and, drawing on thirty years of reporting about the Middle East, he comes to a startling conclusion about the establishment of the state of Israel. Astute, incisive and frequently hilarious, Is Anything Happening? is both an irresistible personal memoir and an insightful reflection on world events over the past forty-five years.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Anything Can Happen

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
ISBN : 9780547678535
Genre : Humor
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A look at the human comedy from a prize-winning writer who is “bright, funny and tells it like it is” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). In this insightful collection, an accomplished essayist and humorist offers a class in “Tyranny for Beginners;” warns about the snares of dinner parties; explains the mind-set of barbarians; suggests the perfect gift for Mother—a wildebeest—and tells what happens when his dog’s barking drives him to thoughts of murder. Roger Rosenblatt forces us to laugh at the silliness of the world we have created, refocuses our minds on what really matters, and alerts us to the injustice and cruelty that lie just below the skin. A recipient of a Peabody Award, an Emmy, and two Polk Awards, and the author of Rules for Aging and Making Toast, he offers an entertaining and enlightening read filled with his “trademark droll wit” (Tulsa World). “The best thing about reading an essay by Rosenblatt is that he makes you think.” —Town & Country
Category: Humor

The Art And Science Of Mental Health Nursing

Author : Ian Norman
ISBN : 9780335245628
Genre : Medical
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This comprehensive nursing text has been fully and extensively updated for this third edition, and offers students a complete guide to the art and science of mental health nursing. The book combines theory and practice to look in-depth at: Different 'types' of mental health problems ; Different therapeutic interventions ; The practical tools of nursing such as risk, assessment, problem solving ; Key themes such as ethics, law and professional issues.
Category: Medical

Amazing Things Are Happening Here

Author : Jacob Appel
ISBN : 9781625571021
Genre : Fiction
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"I am happy to report that the United States has its own Chekhov in Jacob Appel. His stories illuminate the kind of questions that keep us awake at night-Is this love? How do I know for sure? Is anything certain in life? Whether they deal with adolescence, middle- or old-age, Appel's stories depict with poignancy and quirky humor exactly what is at stake. "The Bigamist's Apprentice" made me laugh out loud and should be required reading for anyone with a relative disabled by dementia. These are some of the best short stories I have read in a long time."
Category: Fiction

Commonplace Book

Author : Moore, George Edward
ISBN : 9781317828341
Genre : Philosophy
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Philosophy

What S Happening In The Mathematical Sciences

Author : Barry Cipra
ISBN : 0821889982
Genre : Science
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This volume covers a new class of solitons, the contributions wavelets are making to solving scientific problems, how mathematics is improving medical imaging, and Andrew Wiles's work on Fermat's "Last Theorem". This work is aimed at undergraduates, graduate students and mathematics clubs.
Category: Science

Accidents Happen

Author : Louise Millar
ISBN : 9781451656725
Genre : Fiction
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From Louise Millar, the acclaimed author of The Playdate, comes a gripping psychological thriller where one woman’s streak of bad luck may be something far more sinister. A MAGNETIC AND CHILLING NEW THRILLER FROM HIGHLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR LOUISE MILLAR Kate Parker has weathered unimaginable horrors—her parents died in a traffic accident on her wedding night, and her husband, Hugo, was murdered in a tragic break-in gone wrong. All she has left is her young son, Jack, and determined to make a better future for him, she attempts to pull her life back together. But are she and her son safe?
Category: Fiction

What S Happening In The Mathematical Sciences

Author : Dana Mackenzie
ISBN : 9780821849996
Genre : Mathematics
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This volume showcases the latest remarkable progress in pure and applied mathematics, written in an engaging style that conveys modern mathematics' thrill of discovery. Among the stories in this volume are several showing mathematics' significant role in current events, from the financial crisis to breast cancer screening. The book chronicles several important conjectures that mathematicians have settled in the past several years.
Category: Mathematics

Dealing With Problem Employees

Author : Amy Delpo
ISBN : 9781413321920
Genre : Business & Economics
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Manage employee problems, legally and effectively. Every workplace has occasional problems with employees. This book is packed with the legal and practical information you need to handle those problems without getting into legal trouble. It provides proven techniques—and immediate solutions. Find out how to quickly and legally: manage performance issues investigate problems and complaints help problem employees get back on track fire employees if necessary handle severances and references avoid hiring problem employees in the future This new edition of Dealing With Problem Employees is completely updated to reflect the latest employment laws in every state. It provides sample policies, forms and checklists to help you at every step.
Category: Business & Economics

Mean Things Happening In This Land

Author : H. L. Mitchell
ISBN : 9780806186078
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A rare firsthand chronicle of one of the most racially progressive unions in twentieth-century America When, during the Great Depression, tenant farmers and sharecroppers were pushed off the land they had worked but never owned, many sought power in numbers by organizing unions. In 1934, seven black men and eleven white men organized the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. Socialist Harry Leland Mitchell was one of those men. Mean Things Happening in This Land is his autobiographical account of SFTU struggles—against poverty, New Deal agencies, communists, and above all, the southern planter class—to achieve economic justice in the cotton fields. In addition to its original foreword, by renowned socialist intellectual Michael Harrington, this edition contains a new preface by Samuel Mitchell and the author’s posthumous corrections and additions.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Because It Works

Author : Glenda Baker
ISBN : 9781465325167
Genre : Education
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Do you like my story? Did I write my personal essay right? What do you think of my poem? Why is my work being rejected? If youre asking these questions and not getting helpful, constructive answers, try asking the only question that Glenda Baker and the editors of New England Writers Network ask: does it work? Because It Works! is a compilation of over 40 articles and exercises on the elements of writing fiction, personal essays, and poetry. Originally published in NEWN magazine, these articles are designed to help you determine if your writing worksand if it doesnt, how you can make it work. Because it Works! shows you: 8 ways to characterize When not to use description Point of viewsimplified! What to show; what to tell The 10 dialogue commandments How and where to begin How to prop up the sagging middle The 8 awful endings Youll also learn how to critique and be critiqued, the writing process will be demystified, and youll understand that writers block is not a writing problem! www.newnmag.net Ive just read your article on point of view. WOW. Clear, concise, to the point, and in no way confusing . . . this is the best and easiest explanation Ive seen. Arline Chase, author and instructor for Writers Digest School.
Category: Education

Building Strategy And Performance Through Time

Author : Kim Warren
ISBN : 1606490389
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book uses a balanced blend of frameworks and illustrations to teach you how to tackle the challenge of driving performance into the future. This book shows you where the levers are that you control and how to choose what to do, when, and how much to achieve your specific goals. This book effectively outlines the dynamics of strategy, how you drive performance - past, today and into the future. It shows what causes performance to improve or deteriorate and what you can do to change this trajectory for the better.
Category: Business & Economics

The Tichborne Romance

Author : Arthur Orton
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000139119
Genre : Ejectment
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Category: Ejectment

Where Faith Meets Culture

Author : Sharon Gallagher
ISBN : 9781630874285
Genre : Religion
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Where Faith Meets Culture is a Radix magazine anthology. What does Radix usually contain? Interviews and features. Reviews of significant books, films, and CDs. Informed opinions in The Last Word. Eye-catching graphics. Mind-stretching prose. Image-rich poetry. Radix assumes that Christians live in the real world and takes lay Christians seriously. As one subscriber wrote: Radix is a more worldly magazine than one would expect from its deep commitment to Christ. Radix monitors the cultural landscape, questions assumptions, and introduces new voices, remaining deeply rooted in Christ. Sociologist Robert Bellah wrote in a Radix article: Though social scientists say a lot about the self, they have nothing to say about the soul and as a result the modern view finds the world intrinsically meaningless. Radix continues to talk about meaning and hope in a culture that has lost its way. The articles in this volume reflect the magazine's wide-ranging interests: literature, art, music, theology, psychology, technology, discipleship, and spiritual formation. They're written by some of the outstanding authors whose work has graced our pages over the years: Peggy Alter, Kurt Armstrong, Robert Bellah, Bob Buford, Krista Faries, David Fetcho, Susan Fetcho, Sharon Gallagher, David W. Gill, Joel B. Green, Os Guinness, Virginia Hearn, Walter Hearn, Donald Heinz, Margaret Horwitz, Mark Labberton, Henri Nouwen, Earl Palmer, Susan Phillips, Dan Ouellette, Steve Scott, and Luci Shaw.
Category: Religion

Just As It S Happening Now

Author : Gregory Mott
ISBN : 1456875248
Genre : Fiction
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The book is about a man named Guy. He is a college graduate interested in improving the self-worth of the people within the community he serves. Guy has formed a organization composed of students from the community college where he works. The name of this organization is, �The Self- Awareness Movement�. The movement works through the means such as networking with the various corporate business, community groups and churches to bring services and programs to the community. �Steve�, who is Guy�s assistant and a Corporate Executive named �Crystal�, works together to help the movement achieve its goals. For several years less federal and state funding has filtered down to the inner communities of our cities. I believe that it is the self-esteem of our young fro-American, along with other minorities that have been affected by the scarcity of federal aid.- which also results in great numbers of psycho-social problems left unresolved. One night while Guy is driving to meet his co-workers at a club to celebrate the success of their latest endeavor, he has a car accident. It hurls him back hundreds of years into the past. There he ends up in the cruel and unforgiving slave trade, where he contemplates, plan and struggle to return to his home and the people he loves.
Category: Fiction

Worse Things Happen At Sea

Author : Alan Snow
ISBN : 9781442468238
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Set sail for a “quirky, fast-paced adventure on the high seas” (SLJ) in this rollicking tale of pirates, poison, and monsters from New York Times bestselling author of Here Be Monsters! The kooky residents of Ratbridge are clamoring for the miracle medicine Black Jollop, but a shortage calls for action. The Nautical Laundry, the famed rat-pirate vessel, must journey afar to gather the medicine’s secret ingredient. But things aren’t what they seem…and soon the ship is under attack. Can young Arthur and his Ratbridge friends triumph and return with the cure for the towns ills? Illustrated throughout with hundreds of detailed and delightful black-and-white drawings, this imaginative novel will captivate young sea-faring scallywags and brave buccaneers who love a daring, humorous, and extraordinary adventure.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Observing Variable Stars

Author : Gerry A. Good
ISBN : 1852334983
Genre : Science
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Observing variable stars - stars that change brightness, either in a regular way or unpredictably - is one of the major contributions amateur astronomers make to science. There are 36,000 variable stars listed in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars, so it is clearly impossible for the limited number of professional observatories to target even the majority of them. That's where the amateur astronomers come in - thousands of them turning their telescopes to the sky every night. Variable star observing is the popular 'real science' activity for by amateur observers, and this book provides all the detail needed for newcomers and experienced astronomers alike.
Category: Science

The People S Bible

Author : Joseph Parker
ISBN : UOM:39015065472659
Genre : Bible
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Category: Bible