Listening is an Act of Love

A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project

Author: Dave Isay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 293

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A compendium of true American life stories features pieces representing every walk of life from all fifty states, in a nation-wide and thematically arranged celebration of the nation's shared humanity.

Ties That Bind

Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps

Author: Dave Isay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143125966

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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The award-winning founder of StoryCorps analyzes the project's first decade to celebrate the power of the human bond as demonstrated by poignant examples, from two brothers who reconnect after parent rejection, to a gay woman who reveals to her granddaughter her youthful hopes of having a family, to a veteran who remembers his poignant relationship with two Iraqi children.

All There Is

Love Stories from StoryCorps

Author: Dave Isay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143123025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 157

View: 7658

The founder of StoryCorps, a national project that records, shares, and preserves the lives of Americans from all backgrounds, presents individuals' love stories from early dating to finding connections and lifelong commitment.

Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life

A Practical Introduction

Author: Marianne Dainton,Elaine D. Zelley

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506315488

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 8952

Updated Edition of Bestseller! Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life, by Marianne Dainton and Elaine D. Zelley is the first communication theory textbook to provide practical material for career-oriented readers. Featuring new case studies, updated examples, and the latest research, the Fourth Edition of this bestseller introduces communication theory in a way that helps you understand its importance to careers in communication and business. Real-world case studies within each chapter are designed to illustrate the application of theory in a variety of professional settings. New to the Fourth Edition All case studies now include specific questions about ethical issues associated with the narrative of the case and how knowledge of theory can help you negotiate these ethical dilemmas. The simulated “Education as Entertainment Theory” includes apps and other new media forms of educational content, keeping you up-to-date with the latest technology. Four new case studies have been added to show you how the theories are tied to recent events. The cases are titled: 1. “You’re Fired” 2. “Bad Move” 3. “Million Dollar Manipulation” 4. “The (New) Media Culture Wars” New research and scholarship for all theories can be found in the “Chapter Summaries” and “Research Applications” of each chapter. Numerous political examples have been added to reflect the increasingly divergent political rhetoric in the United States.

Callings

The Purpose and Passion of Work

Author: Dave Isay,Maya Millett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143110071

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3934

Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some found their paths at a very young age, others later in life; some overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them. Many of their stories have never been broadcast or published by StoryCorps until now. We meet a man from the barrios of Texas whose harrowing experiences in a family of migrant farmers inspired him to become a public defender. We meet a longtime waitress who takes pride in making regulars and newcomers alike feel at home in her Nashville diner. We meet a young man on the South Side of Chicago who became a teacher in order to help at-risk teenagers like the ones who killed his father get on the right track. We meet a woman from Little Rock who helps former inmates gain the skills and confidence they need to rejoin the workforce. Together they demonstrate how work can be about much more than just making a living, that chasing dreams and finding inspiration in unexpected places can transform a vocation into a calling. Their shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives. An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness. From the Hardcover edition.

Mindscapes: Critical Reading Skills and Strategies

Author: Christine E. Carter

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285630785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

View: 5459

Developed for students at the 10-12 reading level, MINDSCAPES: CRITICAL READING SKILLS AND STRATEGIES, 2E helps students become stronger readers based on how the brain best processes and learns information. Christine Evans Carter has developed a powerful approach to building reading skills that is based on the latest research in brain-based learning; when students recognize the structure and organization of information, they maximize their learning power. This focus on text structure provides a scaffold onto which developmental-level readers can apply new knowledge. Information is presented in a carefully crafted sequence that serves to build upon prior knowledge and expand understanding of skills and strategies in a recursive manner. In addition, each chapter includes study skills and discipline-specific vocabulary and reading strategies to help students succeed in all of their courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fairy Tale

Author: Marina Warner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019953215X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3920

From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins, to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have traveled across cultural borders, and been passed on from generation to generation, ever-changing, renewed with each re-telling. Few forms of literature have greater power to enchant us and rekindle our imagination than a fairy tale. But what is a fairy tale? Where do they come from and what do they mean? What do they try and communicate to us about morality, sexuality, and society? The range of fairy tales stretches across great distances and time; their history is entangled with folklore and myth, and their inspiration draws on ideas about nature and the supernatural, imagination and fantasy, psychoanalysis and feminism. In this Very Short Introduction, Marina Warner digs into a rich hoard of fairy tales in all their brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. Drawing on a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White, Warner forms a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Interpersonal Communication

Relating to Others

Author: Steven A. Beebe,Susan J. Beebe,Mark V. Redmond,Lisa Salem-Wiseman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134276649

Category:

Page: 336

View: 7277

Emphasizes the importance of relating to others Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others offers students a uniquely Canadian perspective on the importance of focusing on others in a variety of interpersonal relationships and contexts. The importance of being other-oriented-being mindfully considerate of the thoughts, needs, and values of others- was the foundation of the first six Canadian editions of Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, and it continues as the central theme of the seventh Canadian edition. Updated to include new research, statistics and Canadian content, this edition offers exceptional coverage of diversity and an expanded discussion integrated throughout on technology's impact on communication and its relevance to communication in students' daily lives. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Companion Website access does not come packaged with this content. 0134617266 / 9780134617268 Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, Seventh Canadian Edition Plus Companion Website without eText -- Access Card Package, 7/e Package consists of: 0134276647 / 9780134276649 Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, Seventh Canadian Edition 0134604768 / 9780134604763 Companion Website without eText -- Valuepack Access Card -- for Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, Seventh Canadian Edition

Our America

Author: Lealan Jones,Lloyd Newman,David Isay

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671004646

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 1636

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Beethoven's Hair

An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Scientific Mystery Solved

Author: Russell Martin

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780767910811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 465

The basis for the movie of the same name, an astonishing tale of one lock of hair and its amazing travels--from nineteenth-century Vienna to twenty-first-century America. When Ludwig van Beethoven lay dying in 1827, a young musician named Ferdinand Hiller came to pay his respects to the great composer, snipping a lock of Beethoven's hair as a keepsake--as was custom at the time--in the process. For a century, the lock of hair was a treasured Hiller family relic, until it somehow found its way to the town of Gilleleje, in Nazi-occupied Denmark. There, it was given to a local doctor, Kay Fremming, who was deeply involved in the effort to help save hundreds of hunted and frightened Jews. After Fremming's death, his daughter assumed ownership of the lock, and eventually consigned it for sale at Sotheby's, where two American Beethoven enthusiasts, Ira Brilliant and Che Guevara, purchased it in 1994. Subsequently, they and others instituted a series of complex forensic tests in the hope of finding the probable causes of the composer's chronically bad health, his deafness, and the final demise that Ferdinand Hiller had witnessed all those years ago. The results, revealed for the first time here, are the most compelling explanation yet offered for why one of the foremost musicians the world has ever known was forced to spend much of his life in silence. In Beethoven's Hair, Russell Martin has created a rich historical treasure hunt, a tale of false leads, amazing breakthroughs, and incredible revelations. This unique and fascinating book is a moving testament to the power of music, the lure of relics, the heroism of the Resistance movement, and the brilliance of molecular science.

Mom

A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps

Author: Dave Isay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101427329

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 2669

"What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through it. That's what I would give to you." -Fanni Victoria Green-Lemons, in conversation with her daughter, Danyealah Green-Lemons In Mom, Dave Isay-StoryCorps's founder and the editor of the project's bestselling collection, Listening Is an Act of Love-presents a celebration of American mothers. Featuring StoryCorps's most revelatory stories on the subject, Mom looks across a diversity of experience to present an entirely original portrait of motherhood. Through conversations between parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings and friends, the life of the American mother unfolds. In stories that take us from the woods of New Hampshire to urban Detroit and beyond, we meet mothers and children from all walks of life-an immigrant mother instilling in her children the importance of education, adult children caring for an elderly parent, a woman remembering the sound of her mother's laugh, and mothers and children of all ages learning to grow into new roles over time. Visiting families in moments of profound joy and sadness, courage and despair, struggle and triumph, we learn new truths about that most primal and sacred of bonds-the relationship between mother and child. With this vital contribution to the American storybook, StoryCorps has created a tribute to mothers that honors the wealth of our national experience. An appreciation of the wisdom and generosity passed between mothers and children, this generation to the next, Mom offers powerful lessons in the meaning of family and the expansiveness of the human heart. Watch a Video

Interpreting the Medical Literature: Fifth Edition

Author: Stephen Gehlbach

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071781374

Category: Medical

Page: 308

View: 8103

Cut Through the Complexities of Medical Studies! A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE! Enhance your understanding and utilization of the information in medical journals with Stephen Gehlbach's Interpreting the Medical Literature. Written in a clear and entertaining style, this popular guide cuts through the complex language of research studies and makes reading medical publications a rewarding and pleasurable experience. IMPROVE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF VITAL RESEARCH Comprehend medical literature and evaluate the significance of any study Read research reports more quickly and easily Make sense of dense, scientific prose Learn about study design, measurement, statistical analysis, and interpretation Sharpen your analytical skills on current and classic medical studies Reinforce your knowledge of concepts with examples from actual medical literature New to the Fifth Edition: a chapter on how to interpret conflicting studies; expanded discussions of meta-analysis and developing consensus; updated figures and charts

The Norton Book of Personal Essays

Author: Joseph Epstein

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393036541

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 477

View: 7551

An anthology of twentieth-century essays considers such wide-ranging topics as racial conflict, sky diving, and table athletics and includes the works of Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, E.B. White, Truman Capote, and Flannery O'Connor

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Handbook

A Guide to Diagnoses and Evidence-Based Interventions

Author: Patricia Bowyer,Susan M. Cahill

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323071007

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 3105

Combining essential assessment guidance with the latest evidence-based intervention strategies, this compact reference helps you quickly locate the information you need to evaluate and manage pediatric disorders. Access diagnosis-specific information on epidemiology, precautions, and more, as well as suggested interventions supported by the latest research, all in a convenient, pocket-sized handbook perfect for the busy clinical setting. Information is presented in a consistent format for easy reference and complies with the OT Practice Framework to help you ensure the most effective therapeutic outcomes. Evidence-based evaluation and intervention content on over 80 common pediatric diagnoses helps you make sound clinical decisions supported by documented research. Intervention strategies are highlighted through the text for fast, easy reference when planning treatment. Convenient A-Z organization and pocket-sized format help you locate diagnosis-specific information quickly in busy practice settings. Case studies illustrate real-life patient scenarios and help hone your clinical reasoning skills.

Makara

A Taste of Freedom

Author: Douglas Cooney

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1925209172

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

View: 4760

Ever wondered if there was more to life than the same old crap? Ever dreamed of hittin' the road and leavin' it all behind? You're not alone... Join Dave, a young Aussie surfer, on a transformational road trip across the country that will leave you feeling anything's possible. Gather your courage, jump in the van and come along for the ride...

LUXE KUALA LUMPUR & PENANG REV

Author: Luxe City Guides

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789888132966

Category: Travel

Page: 22

View: 3955

Tastier than a Clooney-Pitt sarnie and more ambitious than a forgotten Kardash. SE Asia's youngest capital boasts a fabulously mixed heritage and riot of culture, colour, fashion and art. Pack a hearty and adventurous appetite for the manifold scents and spices. Stretchy pants on, sleeves up, chow down! /////////////////////////////// LUXE Kuala Lumpur & Penang. Chic with a capital C

The Moth

Author: Catherine Burns

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401305962

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

View: 9759

For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their extensive archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong). Inspired by friends telling stories on a porch, The Moth was born in small-town Georgia, garnered a cult following in New York City, and then rose to national acclaim with the wildly popular podcast and Peabody Award-winning weekly public radio show The Moth Radio Hour. Stories include: writer Malcolm Gladwell's wedding toast gone horribly awry; legendary rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels' obsession with a Sarah McLachlan song; poker champion Annie Duke's two-million-dollar hand; and A. E. Hotchner's death-defying stint in a bullring . . . with his friend Ernest Hemingway. Read about the panic of former Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart when he misses Air Force One after a hard night of drinking in Moscow, and Dr. George Lombardi's fight to save Mother Teresa's life. This will be a beloved read for existing Moth enthusiasts, fans of the featured storytellers, and all who savor well-told, hilarious, and heartbreaking stories.

Selected Papers on Geotechnical Engineering

Author: P. R. Vaughan

Publisher: Thomas Telford Services Limited

ISBN: 9780727736208

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 423

View: 4688

A collection of twenty papers by Professor Peter Rolfe Vaughan, published in conjunction with a memorial symposium at the Royal Geographical Society on March 18, 2008, and the striking of a new medal to be awarded annually to the most gifted post-graduate on the Imperial College Soil Mechanics MSc course, to which Peter contributed for over 30 years. Includes Vaughan's obituary, full listing of his bibliography, and personal reflections from some of his colleagues.