The Snowman

Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 072327259X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8207

The Snowman audio ebook is based on the much-loved and iconic children's book, The Snowman, written by Raymond Briggs. This enchanting ebook tells the story of a small boy's magical friendship with a snowman one winter's night and is illustrated with beautiful images from the original Snowman film. On Christmas Eve 2012, the Snowman's 30th anniversary, the much-anticipated sequel, The Snowman and the Snowdog, was broadcast on Channel Four. Watched by 11 million people, it is set to become a family festive favourite for many years to come.

Alpha & Omega

A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf

Author: Patricia Briggs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440644624

Category: Fiction

Page: 86

View: 5385

A companion novella to Cry Wolf—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson novels. Reluctant werewolf Anna Latham finds a new sense of self when the son of the werewolf king comes to town to quell unrest in the Chicago pack—and inspires a power in Anna she’s never felt before...

This Little Art

Author: Kate Briggs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910695456

Category: Translating and interpreting

Page: 392

View: 2941

An essay with the reach and momentum of a novel, Kate Briggs's This Little Art is a genre-bending song for the practice of literary translation, offering fresh, fierce and timely thinking on reading, writing and living with the works of others. Taking her own experience of translating Roland Barthes's lecture notes as a starting point, the author threads various stories together to give us this portrait of translation as a compelling, complex and intensely relational activity. She recounts the story of Helen Lowe-Porter's translations of Thomas Mann, and their posthumous vilification. She writes about the loving relationship between Andr� Gide and his translator Dorothy Bussy. She recalls how Robinson Crusoe laboriously made a table, for him for the first time, on an undeserted island. With This Little Art, a beautifully layered account of a subjective translating experience, Kate Briggs emerges as a truly remarkable writer: distinctive, wise, frank, funny and utterly original.

How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics

From Welfare Reform to Foreclosure to Trump

Author: Laura Briggs

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520299949

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 1675

Today all politics are reproductive politics, argues esteemed feminist critic Laura Briggs. From longer work hours to the election of Donald Trump, our current political crisis is above all about reproduction. Households are where we face our economic realities as social safety nets get cut and wages decline. Briggs brilliantly outlines how politicians’ racist accounts of reproduction—stories of Black “welfare queens” and Latina “breeding machines"—were the leading wedge in the government and business disinvestment in families. With decreasing wages, rising McJobs, and no resources for family care, our households have grown ever more precarious over the past forty years in sharply race-and class-stratified ways. This crisis, argues Briggs, fuels all others—from immigration to gay marriage, anti-feminism to the rise of the Tea Party.

Victorian Cities

Author: Asa Briggs

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520079229

Category: Architecture

Page: 411

View: 577

A comparative study in urban history, Victorian Cities examines the 19th-century history of four developing cities in England in a period of rapid growth, with chapters on London and Melbourne and references to Los Angeles and Chicago as well.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

A Critical Review and Practical Guide

Author: Rowan Bayne

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748735655

Category: Psychology

Page: 171

View: 4044

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a development of the work of Carl Jung, who suggested the basic personality types of introversion and extraversion and the components of intuition, sensation, thinking and feeling. The indicator provides insights into and offers a framework for use in counselling, education, careers guidance and management.

Malts and Malting

Author: D.E. Briggs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412298004

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 796

View: 4142

This book gives a comprehensive overview of malts and malt competitors, how they are made and evaluated. Summary-outlines of the malting process and malt-using processes are followed by consideration of the structures, germinative physiology and biochemistry of cereal grains. Particular attention is paid to barley, but the malting of other cereal is described. The successive stages of malting are then considered. Topics covered include the selection and purchase of grain, its evaluation and how it is handled and stored. The types of equipment used by maltsters are described and experimental malting techniques outlined. A section devoted to the production and characteristics of materials that compete with malts, including industrial enzymes, sugar preparations and mash-tun adjuncts. The principles of malt evaluation are explained, and the effect of altering malting conditions summarized. This book should be of direct value to maltsters, brewers, distillers, foodstuff manufacturers and other malt users as well as being of more general interest to food scientists and technologists in academic research institutions.

Journalism Next

A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing

Author: Mark Briggs

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506311032

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 7530

The Third Edition of Journalism Next: A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing is the most informed, practical, and succinct guide to digital technology for journalists. Author Mark Briggs’ forward-thinking techniques and accessible style prepares today’s journalists for tomorrow’s media landscape transformations. Readers will learn how to effectively blog, crowdsource, use mobile technology, mine databases, and expertly capture audio and video to report with immediacy, cultivate community, and convey compelling stories. Briggs helps readers quickly improve their digital literacy by presenting the basics and building on them to progress towards more specialized skills within multimedia. Readers will become equipped to better manage online communities and build an online audience. Journalism Next is a quick yet valuable read that provides a detailed roadmap for journalists to reference time and time again.

Michael Young

Social Entrepreneur

Author: A. Briggs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230508529

Category: Social Science

Page: 413

View: 9544

Michael Young is one of the key figures in British twentieth century history. Focusing on family, community and social change, he has cascaded ideas, in the process coining new words, like 'meritocracy'. He has also initiated or played a major role in creating new and well-known organisations. These include the Consumers' Association, the Open University, and the National and International Extension Colleges. In 1945 he drafted the Labour Party's successful election manifesto Let Us Face the Future : in 1965 he was the first Chairman of the new Social Science Research Council.

The Bow in the Cloud

Fifteen Discourses (Classic Reprint)

Author: George Ware Briggs

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780483605497

Category: Self-Help

Page: 220

View: 8524

Excerpt from The Bow in the Cloud: Fifteen Discourses IT is tvith unfeigned diflidence that these Dis courses are presented to the public eye. Most of them were suggested by special incidents in the course of a ministry, which, though comparatively brief, has been called to notice the departure of many most valued friends. The only carefulness in their composition in the first place, consisted in a simple endeavor to bring the precise point of each discourse distinctly before the mind, leaving all particular ex pressions to assume the form the moment might sug gest. And in revising them for publication, the au thor has feared to correct them severely in this res pect. He feared greatly to change the spontaneous expression of the feeling of the hour, in any endeav ors to give greater correctness of style. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Night Broken

Author: Patricia Briggs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425256278

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4131

When her mate's ex-wife shows up on the run from her new boyfriend, who turns out to be less than human, shapeshifter Mercy Thompson must stop the bodies from piling up.

Blood Bound

Author: Idella Breen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1537849069

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

View: 4910

An ice child, her protector, and a century-old prophecy... In a world where monsters and humans live in relative peace.... Snow Bennett just wanted to get away from her overprotective parents. So, she transferred to the high school in the next town. Monster High, isn’t an ordinary high school. It’s a monster high school, the perfect place for Snow who is human with a little extra. She can control ice. Snow has always wanted to spice up her boring life.......then she met Cait Fallon, the spice to her everything nice. Cait Fallon is a woman with secrets. Secrets, that have ruled her life preventing her from really living. When Snow transfers to her class, Cait is reminded of a promise she made long ago to protect the girl. Can Snow break down the walls Cait has spent centuries building? Or will they both fall victim to an age-old prophecy?

Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly #4

Author: Patricia Briggs,Rik Hoskin

Publisher: Dynamite


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 34

View: 4777

While Mercy discovers how the fae are connected to the unearthed dead bodies, her stepdaughter Jesse finds herself shunned by her classmates just as news breaks that her class rival Kayla has gone missing. Suddenly, Jesse's the prime suspect in the disappearance. High School never felt crueler!

The Fairies in Tradition and Literature

Author: Katharine Mary Briggs

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415286015

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

View: 1375

Fairies fascinate young and old alike. To some they offer tantalizing glimpses of other worlds, to others a subversive counterpoint to human arrogance and weakness. Like no other author, Katharine Briggs throughout her work communicated the thrill and delight of the world of fairies, and in this book she articulated for the first time the history of that world in tradition and literature. From every period and every country, poets and storytellers have described a magical world inhabited by elfin spirits. Capricious and vengeful, or beautiful and generous, they've held us in thrall for generations. And on a summer's morn, as the dew dries softly on the grass, if you kneel and look under a toadstool, well ...

The Conflict of Laws

Author: Adrian Briggs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199679274

Category: Law

Page: 393

View: 2478

Written by one of the leading scholars of private international law, this third edition is an accessible introduction to the challenging area of the conflict of laws. Fully reconfigured to take into account the changes brought about by the European Regulations, Adrian Briggs' volume is an essential overview to the field.

Decision Modelling for Health Economic Evaluation

Author: Andrew H. Briggs,Karl Claxton,Mark J. Sculpher

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198526628

Category: Medical

Page: 237

View: 8577

This is a practical guide to the use of modelling techniques, starting with the basics of constructing different forms of model, the population of the model with input parameter estimates, analysis of the results, and progression to the holistic view of models as a tool to inform future research exercises. Key techniques and approaches are discussed, and a comprehensive set of example exercises take the reader through how to conduct decision-analytic modelling. These exercises are supported with templates and solutions made available via the book website. -- BOOK JACKET.

Telephone Triage Protocols for Nurses

Author: Julie K. Briggs

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781764612

Category: Medical

Page: 623

View: 2864

This quick-reference manual presents over 200 triage protocols for evaluating patients' symptoms over the telephone. Each symptom entry lists questions, grouped by urgency level, to determine whether the caller should seek emergency care now, seek medical care the same day, call back for appointment, or follow home care instructions. Detailed home care instructions are then provided. This edition features fourteen new protocols: avian influenza ("bird flu"); congestive heart failure; electrical burns; hand/wrist problems; hip pain/injury; influenza; neurological symptoms; newborn problems; pertussis; severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS); sickle cell disease problems; substance abuse, use, or exposure; West Nile virus; and wound care: sutures or staples. New appendices include guidelines for scenario practice; difficult caller practice scenarios; mystery caller practice session; temperature conversion guide; weight conversion chart; acetaminophen dosage chart; ibuprofen dosage chart; infant feeding guide; abdominal pain causes and characteristics; chest pain causes and characteristics; and headache causes and characteristics.

Assessment for Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools

Author: Mary Briggs,Angela Woodfield,Peter Swatton,Cynthia Martin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857252070

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 5539

This core text for primary trainee teachers is a clear introduction to the different kinds of assessment and their purposes. Throughout the book, tasks encourage the reader to practise assessment skills and to reflect on planning, listening, questioning, observing, diagnosing and target-setting. This second edition is referenced throughout to the 2007 QTS Standards and has been fully updated to reflect the Primary National Strategy and key initiatives such as Every Child Matters. There is increased emphasis on peer assessment and target-setting linked to personalised learning. In addition, new material on Early Years observation and foundation/core subjects has been added.

Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park

Author: Philip Briggs

Publisher: 30° South Publishers

ISBN: 0958489173

Category: Travel

Page: 174

View: 3272

Let Southbound take you to a very special place on the south-eastern coast of Africa—to the Elephant Coast of the Zulu Kingdom in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, where you’ll find the breathtakingly beautiful, 260,000-hectare Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park. From whales to tropical fish, from rhino to its unique birdlife, this patchwork of wetlands, dunes and costal forest has it all. * Lake St. Lucia, Africa’s largest estuary, is home to the greatest congregation of hippos and crocodiles in South Africa * Eight inter-linking ecosystems, 3 major lake systems, 220km of Indian Ocean coastline and beaches * 190km of marine reserve with 100 species of coral * Five tribal groups, 700 years of traditional fish traps * 129 mammal, 128 reptile, 526 bird, 1,039 fish and 282 butterfly species * The last major breeding ground for the giant leatherback and loggerhead turtles

Future Shock

Author: Elizabeth Briggs

Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company

ISBN: 0807526827

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5705

Elena Martinez has hidden her eidetic memory all her life—or so she thinks. When powerful tech giant Aether Corporation selects her for a top-secret project, she can't say no. All she has to do is participate in a trip to the future to bring back data, and she'll be set for life. Elena joins a team of four other teens with special skills, including Adam, a science prodigy with his own reason for being there. But when the time travelers arrive thirty years in the future, something goes wrong and they break the only rule they were given: do not look into their own fates. Now they have twenty-four hours to get back to the present and find a way to stop a seemingly inevitable future from unfolding. With time running out and deadly secrets uncovered, Elena must use her eidetic memory, street smarts, and a growing trust in Adam to save her new friends and herself.