Author: Pilar Munoz, Mike Thacker
Straightforward explanations and everyday language examples are supported by cartoon drawings and plentiful exercises, making this text the ideal combined grammar reference and workbook. It is suitable for intermediate and advanced students.
Author: Marjorie Agosín
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
On the impulse behind Cartographies, Marjorie Agosín writes, "I have always wanted to understand the meaning of displacement and the quest or longing for home." In these lyrical meditations in prose and poetry, Agosín evokes the many places on four continents she has visited or called home. Recording personal and spiritual voyages, the author opens herself to follow the ambiguous, secret map of her memory, which "does not betray." Agosín's journey begins in Chile, where she spent her childhood before her family left in the early days of the Pinochet dictatorship. Of Santiago Agosín writes, "Day and night I think about my city. I dream the dream of all exiles." Agosín also travels to Prague and Vienna, ancestral homes of her grandparents, and to Valparaíso in Chile, which received them as immigrants. Kneeling among the yellow mounds at the Terezin concentration camp, where twenty-two of her relatives died, Agosín places "small stones, shrubs, the stuff of life on graves I did not recognize." And then on through the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Americas . . . Everywhere, she is drawn to women in whose devotion and creativity she sees a deep vein of hope--from Julia, keeper of the synagogue at Rhodes, to the women potters in the Chilean town of Pomaire. Agosín writes of diaspora, exile, and oppression, yet only to highlight the dignity and valor of those who find refuge in their humanity and their art, in community and tradition. Cartographies shows us what can be found when we journey with openness, as approachable to strangers as we are to ourselves.
Author: American Mathematical Society, Merican Mathematical Society Staff
Publisher: Amer Mathematical Society
This annual directory provides a handy reference to various organizations in the mathematical sciences community. Listed in the directory are the following: officers and committee members of over 30 professional mathematical organizations (terms of office and other pertinent information are also provided in some cases); key mathematical sciences personnel of selected government agencies; academic departments in the mathematical sciences; mathematical units in nonacademic organizations; and alphabetic listings of colleges and universities. Current addresses, telephone numbers and electronic addresses for individuals when provided are listed in the directory.
Author: John Gierach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders collects forty of John Gierach’s finest essays on fishing from six of his books. Like all his writing, these essays are seasoned by a keen sense of observation and a deep knowledge and love of fishing lore, leavened by a wonderfully wry sense of humor. Gierach often begins with an observation that soon leads to something below the surface, which he finds and successfully lands. As Gierach says, writing is a lot like fishing. This is the first anthology of John Gierach’s work, a collection that is sure to delight both die-hard fans and new readers alike. To enter Gierach’s world is to experience the daily wonder, challenge, and occasional absurdity of the fishing life—from such rituals as the preparation of camp coffee (for best results, serve in a tin cup) to the random, revelatory surprises, such as the flashing beauty of a grayling leaping out of the water. Whether he’s catching fish or musing on the ones that got away, Gierach is always entertaining and enlightening, writing with his own inimitable blend of grace and style, passion and wit.
Author: Andrew DuBrin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Focus on the fundamental principles and practices of effective management today with DuBrin’s comprehensive, yet concise, ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT, 9E. This brief but thorough new edition functions both as a solid introduction for new students or an in-depth review of core concepts and the latest research and applications for working professionals. Written from the first edition as an essentials text, this book is not a condensation of a larger text, but provides concise, complete coverage that clearly translates the latest research, theories, and management experiences into actual practice. The author’s proven functional approach introduces the role of a manager and today’s managerial environment before exploring critical topics in planning, organizing, leading, and control. This edition addresses emerging issues, such as sustainability and environmental concerns, management in difficult times, employee morale, diverse workforces, and teamwork. New coverage of ethics, personal productivity, the latest information technology, and decision making are also included. Compelling, memorable examples show how leaders effectively apply principles of management in a wide variety of business settings. New action features, new online skill builders, new cases and video cases work with proven exercises and self-assessment quizzes to help readers develop the managerial, interpersonal, and technical skills necessary for outstanding career success. Help your students acquire the knowledge and skills to manage, lead, and successfully compete in today’s rapidly changing business environment with DuBrin’s ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT, 9E. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Jennifer Oxley, Billy Aronson
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
When someone leaves the chicken coop open and 100 chickens escape, Peg and Cat use their math skills to solve the problem.
Author: Wendell Liemohn
A unique manual presenting the role of exercise in the remediation and prevention of back pain. The book takes exercise physiology and applies to the back area--examining the trunk, flexibility and range of motion, aerobic conditioning, and more. Includes an introduction to aquatic therapy, therapy for spine pain, and therapeutic exercise research.
Author: Vik Arrieta
When they are not studying for physics and math classes, Lucila and her friends Natacha, Anita, Piru and Clarita, meet on weekends to model outfits and conduct photo shoots of their fashion shows. Lucila, one of the few girls with her own computer, painstakingly edits the photos and shares them on Facebook for their classmates. A mysterious message posted on Lucila's Facebook page by a stranger is the prelude to a series of terrifying events: Who, she wonders, is Hunter? As the story of Dangerous Networks unfolds, Lucila's friends begin to disappear under a variety of strange circumstances. Lucila fears something horrible is happening to them. With the help of her classmate Tomi, Lucila begins a desperate search to find out what is going on. In this debut novel Vik Arrieta addresses urgent social issues: the role of new technologies in the way we communicate and establish relationships, the risks involved in sharing our lives online, and the real threat of stalking and kidnapping. Arrieta was inspired to write the book by the case of Marita Verón, a young woman who was kidnapped in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina on April 3, 2002. Marita's mother, Susana Trimarco, received a tip that Marita may have been abducted. After getting little help from the police, Susana tried to track down her daughter, but to date, Marita has never been found. Dangerous Networks exposes a dark world of human trafficking and the potential dangers teenagers face through the misuse of social networks. With a nimble and thought-provoking style, in prose that reflects the language of today's generation, Dangerous Networks is an action-packed story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
Author: Eugene Richards, Edward Barnes, International Center of Photography
A compelling portrait of three communities penetrated by drugs and isolation: East New York, North Philadelphia, and the Red Hook housing projects in Brooklyn, New York. With a chilling and informative afterword by Dr. Stephen W. Nicholas, who works as a pediatric AIDS physician in Harlem, Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue reveals how first steps toward solutions to overcome the drug trade have actually contributed to public denial and further isolation of the trapped communities. Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue is a history of our times, a compelling, terrifying document that will educate us and promote dialogue, a first step toward affecting change.
Author: Nancy Scheper-Hughes
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
"Drawing from a remarkable range of sources, the editors juxtapose the routine violence of everyday life against the sudden outcropping of unexpected, extraordinary violence such as the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, the state violence of Argentina's Dirty War, revolution, vigilante "justice," and organized criminal violence." "In Violence in War and Peace, Scheper-Hughes and Bourgois offer a thought-provoking tool for students and thinkers from all walks of life. It is an exploration of violence at the broadest levels: personal, social, and political."--BOOK JACKET