The Mote in Time's Eye
Author: Gerard Klein
Publisher: Hollywood Comics
20,000 years from now, a space ship from the human colonies of the Lesser Magellanic Clouds accidentally falls into a time trap set up by two unimaginably powerful rival empires from millions of years in the future. The ship is thrown back 200 million years into the past. Will its Captain, the heroic Varun Shangrin, succeed in returning to their own time? And how did the accident affect the time war between the two shadowy cosmic combatants? Gerard Klein is a distinguished economist and one of France's best known science fiction writers. He also edited the prestigious science fiction imprint Ailleurs et Demain for 40 years. This new edition of this classic SF novel from 1965 also includes four short stories translated by SF Grand Master Damon Knight, and an introduction and bibliography by Jean-Marc Lofficier.
The Man Called CASH
Author: Steve Turner
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Johnny Cash is one of the most influential figures in music and American popular culture today. While he was an icon to people of all ages during his life, Cash's legacy continues after his death. His remarkable story is captured in this exclusive authorized biography, addressing the whole life of Johnny Cash-not just his unforgettable music but also his relationship with June Carter Cash and his faith in Christ. His authenticity, love for God and family, and unassuming persona are what Steve Turner captures with passion and focus in this inspiring book. Different from other books written about him, The Man Called CASH brings Cash's faith and love for God into the foreground and tells the story of a man redeemed, without watering-down or sugar-coating. The Man Called CASH will be a huge success with his millions of fans and will draw in many new fans with this inspiring story of faith and redemption.
"I would recommend this book for anyone who is anxious about interviews or who wants to improve their interview performance." Phoenix, May 2012 "In a tough market with strong competition for just a handful of roles, you need to be the best on the day. Only careful preparation and ensuring you match everything you say and do to the specific role, employer and eveninterviewer, will position you as a serious contender for the role. John once again combines a proven, thorough approach with practical tips that will equip you with the skills, examples and confidence required to achieve interview success." Isabel Chadwick, Managing Director, Career Management Consultants Ltd "John's book is a great asset to anyone who fears the interview process. Aswell as some very practical and useful exercises, designed to help capturepowerful information and to get you thinking, he gives a fascinating insightinto the psychological processes, making it much easier to understandand put yourself into the shoes of the interviewer. John's style is veryaccessible, demonstrating his years of experience and translating it intoan easy-to-read collection of hints, tips and guidance. I suspect a lot ofinterviewers will also want to use this book to help them raise their game!" Kerwin Hack, Consultant Director, Fairplace Cedar "This book is an extremely comprehensive guide on how to succeed in jobinterviews. John takes you 'backstage' into the mind of the interviewers soyou can understand what they are thinking and what they really want toknow when asking a range different of questions. Getting a job interviewinto today's difficult employment market is a privilege. This manual willhelp you to be much better prepared so that your next job interviewbecomes a positive opportunity to show what you can really offer, not anordeal to be feared. He covers everything from warm up questions to thetricky issue of salary." Simon Broomer, Managing Director, CareerBalance "John Lees is the career professional's professional; the doyen of careersexperts. His books and advice have helped countless numbers of peopleto enjoy better, more fulfilling careers. This book is an essential read foranyone who is about to attend a job interview." Dr Harry Freedman, Career and Business Strategist,Hanover Executive "John gives consistently good, pragmatic advice and provides suggestionsto help people make the most of themselves and the opportunities theyget. Easy to read, relevant and straightforward, the book offers so muchmore than standard self-help books - it provides practical steps to getreaders started and give them confidence to take ownership of theircareers. A great resource to ensure a head start in a competitive market." Denise Nesbitt, Senior Change Delivery Manager,Talent & Development, Lloyds Banking Group "John Lees' writing offers insight and knowledge which allows you tothink in new ways and achieve changes you didn't think possible. In thesedifficult and challenging times, his books help you achieve your nextcareer step." Laura Roberts, Chief Executive, NHS Manchester Why are you on the market right now? If our roles were reversed, what questions would you ask? Sell me this stapler! Tough questions like these can unnerve even the most confident jobseeker, proving that it's not always the best candidate who gets the job, it's the best interviewee. Whether a first-time jobseeker, career-changer, or returning after a break, Job Interviews: Top Answers to Tough Questions is your indispensable toolkit. Now thoroughly revised and updated to reflect today's demanding job market, featuring: 225 of the most common interview questions A 'fast-track' preparation option if your interview is TOMORROW! More sample answers to challenging questions Insights into the employer mindset when vacancies are thin on the ground "This book is invaluable. Follow the guidelines and your chances improvebeyond measure. You will be sharp, focused, and not only make the mostof your own abilities, but also have a clear understanding of what youneed to offer to employers. This moves you from the 'me' agenda to the 'we' agenda." Stuart Walkley, Director, Oakridge Training and Consulting "As a careers adviser, I often find that clients know that preparation is the key to a successful interview but are unsure where to start. John Lees deals with this clearly and comprehensively. This book is based on real evidence gained from employers and this new edition has been comprehensively updated. I would recommend the book for anyone who is anxious about interviews and to people applying for any level of job, regardless of how much interview experience they may have." David Levinson, Careers Adviser, The University of Edinburgh
Secret New York
Author: T. M. Rives
Publisher: Editions Jonglez
Let Secret New York guide you around the unusual and unfamiliar. Step off the beaten track with this fascinating and unusual New York guide book and let our local experts show you the well-hidden treasures of this amazing city. Ideal for local inhabitants and curious travellers alike.
The Daria Diaries
Author: Anne D. Bernstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Adventure of the MTV cartoon character who is sarcastic, cynical, and athletically challenged.
Lord of Seduction
Author: Paula Quinn
As one of the king's favourites, Lady Tanon Risande never imagined she'd be traded to a savage Welsh prince as a gesture of Norman goodwill. Gareth ap Owain may call himself a prince, but his untamed sensuality only confirmed he was no gentleman. As her wedding night approached Tanon was torn between fear & her budding desire.
This innovative new program for the Foundations of Education course combines traditional coverage of the history, philosophy, and sociology of education with content for multicultural education courses, examining the wide diversity of classrooms across the US. In addition to blending these important perspectives, the text examines the interrelationship between the history and structure of the American education system, the changing nature of the teaching profession, and the socio-cultural factors influencing education. The author considers foundational themes from a critical theory perspective. Often, preservice teachers lack the basic understanding of why inequities exist in today’s schools. They are unaware of the historical events that put a system in place and are not empowered with strategies to address these issues once they enter a classroom. Providing students with this important background information, this text’s goal is to enable teachers to help every child fulfill his or her potential. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Richard Davenport-Hines
Publisher: Basic Books
In Universal Man, noted biographer and historian Richard Davenport-Hines revives our understanding of John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), the twentieth century’s most charismatic and revolutionary economist. Keynes helped FDR launch the New Deal, saved Britain from financial crisis twice over the course of two World Wars, and instructed Western nations on how to protect themselves from revolutionary unrest, economic instability, high unemployment, and social dissolution. Isaiah Berlin called Keynes “the cleverest man I ever knew”—both “superior and intellectually awe-inspiring.” Eric Hobsbawm, the twentieth century’s preeminent historian, considered him as influential as Lenin, Stalin, Roosevelt, Hitler, Churchill, Gandhi, and Mao. Keynes was nothing less than the Adam Smith of his time: his General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, published in 1936, became the most important economics book of the twentieth century, as important as Smith’s Wealth of Nations in inaugurating an economic era. Keynes’s brilliant ideas made possible 35 years of prosperity after the Second World War, the most sustained period of rapid expansion in history. And now, and in the wake of the 2008 global economic collapse, he is once again shaping our world. Every day, we are likely to hear about “Keynesian economics” or the “Keynesian Revolution,” terms that testify to his continuing influence on both economic theory and government policies. Indeed, with the thorough discrediting of his opponents—Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Alan Greenspan, and other supporters of the notion that capitalism is self-regulating, and needs no government intervention—nations across the world are turning to Keynes’s signature innovations: above all that governments must involve themselves in their economies to stave off financial collapse. Previous biographies have explored Keynes economic thought at great length and often in the jargon of the discipline. Universal Man is the first accessible biography of Keynes, and reveals Keynes as much more than an economist. Like many Englishmen of his class and era, Keynes compartmentalized his life. Accordingly, Davenport-Hines views Keynes through multiple windows, as a youthful prodigy, a powerful government official, an influential public man, a bisexual living in the shadow of Oscar Wilde’s persecution, a devotee of the arts, and an international statesman of great renown. Delving into Keynes’s experiences and thought, Davenport-Hines shows us a man who was equally at ease socialising with the Bloomsbury Group as he was persuading heads of state to adopt his policies. Exploring the desires and experiences that compelled Keynes to innovate, Davenport-Hines is the first to argue that Keynesian economics has an aesthetic basis. In this book we come to understand not just the most enduringly influential economist of the modern era, but one of the most gifted and vital men of our times: a disciplined logician with a capacity for glee who persuaded people, seduced them, subverted old ideas, and installed new ones; a man whose high brilliance did not give people vertigo, but clarified and lengthened their perspectives. Engaging, learned, and sparkling with wit and insight, Universal Man is the perfect match for its subject.
Bound to Secrecy
Author: Vamba Sherif
William Mawolo arrives in a small Liberian town with a secret mission: to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the police chief. The locals, however - police force and citizens alike - are far from happy about his presence, and their hostility is increasing daily, threatening to boil over. At the same time, Mawolo is drawn to the departed chief's daughter, Makemeh, who for some reason doesn't seem to be too concerned about her missing father.Intrigued, Mawolo decides to stay longer than required - and even attempts to take charge of the town. Little by little, he starts to behave like the despotic man whose disappearance he came to investigate. His desire to uncover the town’s dark secrets puts him in danger . . . but will his heart rule his head?Bound To Secrecyis an exploration of power and the fear it generates; and of love in all its magical, addictive forms. A rich mix of African tradition, classic crime fiction and the supernatural, Bound to Secrecy is a captivating account of the complexities of Liberian society and the inevitable clash between modern life and ancient cultures.‘Written in a clear and direct style, this is an intelligent and mature African-set crime narrative that communicates its effects with maximum efficiency. William Mawolo is sent to a small Liberian town with a clandestine agenda: he is to investigate the disappearance of the local police chief. But (as so often in similar scenarios) he encounters a wall of indifference and noncommunication from the townspeople, and matters are further complicated by his attachment to the missing police chief’s daughter; she seems curiously unconcerned about the disappearance of her father. While Bound to Secrecy functions as an efficient crime drama, it also (in the interstices) examines aspects of African traditions and even attitudes to the supernatural which still trouble the continent. Vamba Sherif, born in Liberia, whets the appetite for his other work with this impressive novel.’ Barry Forshaw, (Crime Time) 'Sherif is a master storyteller whose multi-linguality is definitely evident in the lyricism of his writing; the translation to English doesn’t lose that quality. He tells stories of Liberia for the Liberian reader, without pandering to or losing his Western readers’ ability to get the culturally specific references in his writing. Sherif’s honesty in framing this contemporary Liberian town, still deeply rooted in the superstitions and sexism of traditional, insular inland communities, is refreshing, its impression lasting, haunting. As with all detective stories - and with life - the answer to the riddle is under William Mawolo’s nose the entire time.(Wayétu Moore, One More Books)
Quickly acquire the practical coverage and guidance you need to understand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to children with disabilities. To understand it thoroughly, school psychologists, teachers, and other school service providers need a comprehensive resource to guide them in what this frequently amended Act means and how it should be interpreted. The first concise, yet authoritative, book of its kind on which professionals can rely to navigate this often-misunderstood law, Essentials of IDEA for Assessment Professionals is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, each chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Written in the user-friendly and well-known Essentials format, each of the seven concise chapters covers terminology, classification, assessments/evaluations, and other topics related to IDEA. With an accompanying CD offering commentary on judicial decisions related to interpretation of IDEA, as well as references to the 2006 final regulations for IDEA 2004 and Section 504 regulations, Essentials of IDEA for Assessment Professionals provides helpful guidelines for educational assessments and evaluations.
This authoritative guide outlines everything readers need to know to create gorgeous fabrics. There's nothing like it on the market! Collected within are step-by-step tutorials for designing patterns (both digitally and by hand), a comprehensive section on printing techniques—including digital printing, screen printing, stenciling, block printing, and resist dyeing—and even insider tips for developing a collection and bringing it to the marketplace. Beautifully illustrated with swatches of exquisite fabrics and hundreds of photos, and featuring interviews with established designers such as Skinny laMinx, Ink & Spindle, and Julia Rothman, Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design is a key resource for anyone looking to learn the basics, expand their skill set, or find design inspiration.
The Shamer's Signet
Author: Lene Kaaberbol
When eleven-year-old Dina, who recently inherited her mother's gift of perceiving secret shames through eye contact, is kidnapped and forced to shame enemies of the evil Valdracu, her fifteen-year-old brother Davin rides to her aid. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Author: Robert H. Lavenda, Emily A. Schultz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
A unique alternative to more traditional, encyclopedic introductory texts, Anthropology: What Does It Mean to Be Human?, Fourth Edition, takes a question-oriented approach that incorporates cutting-edge theory and new ways of looking at important contemporary issues such as power, human rights, and inequality. With a total of sixteen chapters, this engaging, full-color text is an ideal one-semester overview that delves deep into anthropology without overwhelming students.