Strategic Asia 2012 13 China s Military Challenge

Strategic Asia 2012 13  China s Military Challenge Author Ashley J. Tellis
ISBN-10 9780981890432
Year 2012
Pages 407
Language en
Publisher NBR

In Strategic Asia 2012-13: China’s Military Challenge, leading experts assess and forecast the impact of China’s growing military capabilities. What are China’s strategic aims? What are the challenges and opportunities facing the United States? How is the region responding to China’s military power and to the U.S. policy of “strategic rebalancing”?

Weekends with Daisy

Weekends with Daisy Author Sharron Kahn Luttrell
ISBN-10 9781451686241
Year 2013-09-10
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

Currently in development with CBS Films, this is the emotional and uplifting memoir of a woman who became a volunteer trainer for Daisy, a sweet yellow Lab puppy, and her unique relationship with the inmate who is Daisy’s partner in the Prison PUP program. When Sharron Luttrell, a journalist still deeply mourning the loss of her family dog, found out about a weekend puppy raiser program for a service dog organization, she knew it was just she needed to help her move on. It seemed ideal; pick up a puppy on Friday, return it on Sunday night, get a new puppy each year. No strings attached. Well, it turns out that there were strings – and they tugged at her every Sunday evening when she had to return “her dog” to prison. This memoir chronicles Sharron’s year co-parenting Daisy, a sweet lab puppy, with Keith, a convicted felon serving a decades-long sentence. As Sharron and Keith develop a rapport based on their brief weekend handovers (an exchange she describes as "divorced parents handing over the kids"), she begins to speculate about what the quiet, gentle Keith could have done to wind up in medium-security prison. When, through an accident of fate, Sharron finally discovers the crime Keith actually committed, she is shaken to her foundation. How can she continue to work with him, knowing what she does? But can she dismiss her personal experience with him, which has been nothing but kind? Ultimately, she looks to Daisy to pull her through—she must “think like a dog” and react in the present, not the past. Mindful of how much Daisy has taught her in a short time, Sharron can also see how much this special dog has helped Keith learn empathy, remorse, and to face the consequences of his actions. As the two of them work tirelessly to ensure that Daisy passes her final test and fulfills her destiny by becoming a service dog, Sharron tests the limits of her own strength, compassion, and capacity for love.

Teaching with Fire

Teaching with Fire Author Sam M. Intrator
ISBN-10 9780787969707
Year 2003-10-10
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Those of us who care about the young and their education must find ways to remember what teaching and learning are really about. We must find ways to keep our hearts alive as we serve our students. Poetry has the power to keep us vital and focused on what really matters in life and in schooling. Teaching with Fire is a wonderful collection of eighty-eight poems from well-loved poets such as Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Billy Collins, Emily Dickinson, and Pablo Neruda. Each of these evocative poems is accompanied by a brief story from a teacher explaining the significance of the poem in his or her life’s work. This beautiful book also includes an essay that describes how poetry can be used to grow both personally and professionally. Teaching with Fire was written in partnership with the Center for Teacher Formation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Web 2 0 for Schools

Web 2 0 for Schools Author Julia Alison Davies
ISBN-10 1433102617
Year 2009
Pages 146
Language en
Publisher Peter Lang

In the last five years, Web 2.0 applications - vast virtual worlds, multiplayer online games, social networking, and file sharing among them - have inspired new notions of what it might mean to be literate in the twenty-first century. While previous scholarship on Web 2.0 has focused on its social and recreational uses, this book explores its ability to enrich and transform the educational experience of children and young people. It discusses the opportunities and risks presented by this large-scale shift in popular engagement with new media, and uses illustrative vignettes to document the work of innovative educators who construct new ways of thinking and being around Web 2.0.

Jake s Little Secret

Jake s Little Secret Author Paula D. Norwid
ISBN-10 9781440171093
Year 2009-12
Pages 228
Language en
Publisher iUniverse

Charles and Macy Kennedy yearned to start a family and tried to become pregnant for three years. But when the baby is born, Charles is shocked to see that his new son, Jake, has light brown skin and brown curly hair. Because he and Macy are both white, Charles believes Macy cheated on him. Charles, a cardiothoracic surgeon at a large medical center in Williamsburg, Virginia, demands a paternity test. He's even more shocked to discover he is the baby's father. But Charles's father is able to shed some light on the situation. He takes Charles on a two-hundred-mile road trip to Eden, a place where the family roots took shape, a place where anyone of any race or creed could find comfort. As Charles journeys through his family's history, he comes to understand the deep love his ancestors held for family. He also comes to better understand how that love has survived and continues to nurture and gently guide its descendants. A story of love, Jake's Little Secret: The Return to Eden, chronicles the lives and experiences of Charles's family both past and present. It's a story of letting go of the past and looking with hope toward the future.

Manual of Nursing Diagnosis

Manual of Nursing Diagnosis Author Marjory Gordon
ISBN-10 9781449658175
Year 2010-10-25
Pages 485
Language en
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Publishers

This text contains all the major Diagnoses listed by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA)—standard diagnoses that are meant to create a standard plan of care for patients with any range of ailments. The Twelfth Edition of the Manual of Nursing Diagnosis is updated and organized to meet the needs of both novices and expert diagnosticians. Sample admission assessment guides are included for the family, community, and individual (adults, infants, young children, and critical care clients). Sections on how diagnoses can be used to guide questions and observations beyond the basic assessment and how to use diagnostic categories in other clinical activities (for example, critical paths, quality improvement) provide a quick reference.

The Sky is Your Laboratory

The Sky is Your Laboratory Author Robert Buchheim
ISBN-10 9780387739953
Year 2007-10-04
Pages 302
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

For the experienced amateur astronomer who is wondering if there is something useful, valuable, and permanent that can be done with his or her observational skills, the answer is, “Yes, there is!” This is THE book for the amateur astronomer who is ready to take the next step in his or her astronomical journey. Till now there has been no text that points curious amateur astronomers to the research possibilities open to them. At the 2006 meeting of the Society for Astronomical Sciences, participants agreed that the lack of such a text was a serious gap in the astronomical book market. This book plugs that hole.

Where Does It Hurt

Where Does It Hurt Author Jonathan Bush
ISBN-10 9780698135659
Year 2014-05-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Penguin

A bold new remedy for the sprawling and wasteful health care industry. Where else but the doctor’s office do you have to fill out a form on a clipboard? Have you noticed that hospital bills are almost unintelligible, except for the absurdly high dollar amount? Why is it that technology in other industries drives prices down, but in health care it’s the reverse? And why, in health care, is the customer so often treated as a mere bystander—and an ignorant one at that? The same American medical establishment that saves lives and performs wondrous miracles is also a $2.7 trillion industry in deep dysfunction. And now, with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), it is called on to extend full benefits to tens of millions of newly insured. You might think that this would leave us with a bleak choice— either to devote more of our national budget to health care or to make do with less of it. But there’s another path. In this provocative book, Jonathan Bush, cofounder and CEO of athenahealth, calls for a revolution in health care to give customers more choices, freedom, power, and information, and at far lower prices. With humor and a tell-it-likeit- is style, he picks up insights and ideas from his days as an ambulance driver in New Orleans, an army medic, and an entrepreneur launching a birthing start-up in San Diego. In struggling to save that dying business, Bush’s team created a software program that eventually became athenahealth, a cloud-based services company that handles electronic medical records, billing, and patient communications for more than fifty thousand medical providers nationwide. Bush calls for disruption of the status quo through new business models, new payment models, and new technologies that give patients more control of their care and enhance the physicianpatient experience. He shows how this is already happening. From birthing centers in Florida to urgent care centers in West Virginia, upstarts are disrupting health care by focusing on efficiency, innovation, and customer service. Bush offers a vision and plan for change while bringing a breakthrough perspective to the debates surrounding Obamacare. You’ll learn how: • Well-intended government regulations prop up overpriced incumbents and slow the pace of innovation. • Focused, profit-driven disrupters are chipping away at the dominance of hospitals by offering routine procedures at lower cost. • Scrappy digital start-ups are equipping providers and patients with new apps and technologies to access medical data and take control of care. • Making informed choices about the care we receive and pay for will enable a more humane and satisfying health care system to emerge. Bush’s plan calls for Americans not only to demand more from providers but also to accept more responsibility for our health, to weigh risks and make hard choices—in short, to take back control of an industry that is central to our lives and our economy. From the Hardcover edition.

Paulo Freire s Intellectual Roots

Paulo Freire s Intellectual Roots Author Tricia Kress
ISBN-10 9781441113801
Year 2013-04-11
Pages 257
Language en
Publisher A&C Black

Paulo Freire's critical pedagogy has had a profound influence on contemporary progressive educators around the globe as they endeavor to rethink education for liberation and the creation of more humane global society. Through a compilation of essays written by leading and emerging scholars of critical pedagogy, this text brings history into the present and keeps Paulo's intellectual roots alive in all of us as we develop our praxis today.

Forgotten World

Forgotten World Author Peter Delius
ISBN-10 1868147746
Year 2015-02
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Witwatersrand University Press

The Mpumalanga Escarpment in South Africa saw massive changes in precolonial times. Still visible today is a vast expanse of man-made stone walling, which connects more than 10,000 square kilometers of land into a complex web of circular homesteads, towns, terraced fields, and linking roads, stretching for 150 kilometers in an almost continuous belt. Oral traditions recorded in the early 20th century named the area Bokoni—the country of the Koni people. Few people know much about these settlements, how and when they were created, and why today they are deserted and largely ignored. In Forgotten World, two leading archaeologists and a distinguished historian provide a rich account that defies the usual stereotypes about backward African farming methods. They show that these settlements were at their peak in the period between 1500 and 1820, that they housed a substantial population, organized vast amounts of labor for infrastructural development, and displayed extraordinary levels of agricultural innovation and productivity. The inhabitants were connected to a trading system which linked them to the coast of Mozambique and to the wider world of Indian Ocean trade beyond. They straddled trade routes, especially in metal, that connected the mineral-rich northern reaches of South Africa to more southerly areas. Most intriguingly, oral traditions allow the authors to reconstruct the epic political and economic struggles that ultimately brought about the downfall and abandonment of the Bokoni settlements.

Three Rotten Eggs

Three Rotten Eggs Author Gregory Maguire
ISBN-10 9780060546571
Year 2005-01-18
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins

The students of Miss Earth's class in rural Vermont experience an eventful spring when they become involved with a bullying new student, a competitive egg hunt, and genetically altered chicks.

Building Conflict Competent Teams

Building Conflict Competent Teams Author Craig E. Runde
ISBN-10 9780470428207
Year 2012-05-24
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Understanding how to cool down, slow down, and engage the naturally occurring conflicts among team members is critical to the ultimate success of a team. With this book, your team and its members will gain a deeper understanding of how conflict emerges and how to respond in ways that will leverage conflicts to their advantage. Team members will learn the importance of establishing a safe team climate, agreeing on processes to guide interactions, and use of constructive communication skills in order to develop a conflict competent team. As the authors say, conflict is not to be avoided, but embraced and explored. This often results in new, previously unimagined opportunities, solutions and results. The authors include stories, interviews, and examples that provide entertaining and thought provoking insights. They dedicate one chapter to techniques and processes for addressing team conflict that has gone awry. Runde and Flanagan also include useful tips and tools for assessing your team?s current state of conflict competence and suggestions for addressing the challenges of today?s virtual and geographically dispersed teams.

Deadly Companions

Deadly Companions Author Dorothy H. Crawford
ISBN-10 9780199561445
Year 2009
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press

Ever since we started huddling together in communities, the story of human history has been inextricably entwined with the story of microbes. They have evolved and spread amongst us, shaping our culture through infection, disease, and pandemic. At the same time, our changing human culture has itself influenced the evolutionary path of microbes. Dorothy H. Crawford here shows that one cannot be truly understood without the other. Beginning with a dramatic account of the SARS pandemic at the start of the 21st century, she takes us back in time to follow the interlinked history of microbes and man, taking an up-to-date look at ancient plagues and epidemics, and identifying key changes in the way humans have lived - such as our move from hunter-gatherer to farmer to city-dweller - which made us vulnerable to microbe attack. Showing how we live our lives today - with increasing crowding and air travel - puts us once again at risk, Crawford asks whether we might ever conquermicrobes completely, or whether we need to take a more microbe-centric view of the world. Among the possible answers, one thing becomes clear: that for generations to come, our deadly companions will continue to shape human history.

Caligula and the Fight for Artistic Freedom

Caligula and the Fight for Artistic Freedom Author William Hawes
ISBN-10 9780786452408
Year 2008-11-18
Pages 262
Language en
Publisher McFarland

Incest, explicit violence, homosexual rape--all presented in graphic clarity for general movie audiences. The fight for artistic freedom in Hollywood movies reached a boiling point when Bob Guccione combined traditional and adult filmmaking values in 1979's controversial Caligula. Guccione, the publisher of Penthouse, was passionate about taking his First Amendment battles out of the bedroom and into the courtroom. Through his determination and four-year legal battle, the film was distributed worldwide and now celebrates its 40th anniversary while achieving cult status. This is the story of the making of the film, its distribution, and its social and cultural impact.