People in Focus

How to Photograph Anyone, Anywhere

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 9780817453886

Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 8197

Offers practical advice on photographing people, discusses composition, light, and mood, and shows a variety of portraits

Stephen Hawking

Unlocking the Universe

Author: Sheridan Simon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780875184555

Category: Science

Page: 112

View: 5328

Examines the education, research, and personal life of the renowned British theoretical physicist who has taken the study of cosmology farther than most in his field, despite his need for wheelchair and computer in order to travel and communicate.

Leadership in Focus

Bringing Out Your Best on Camera

Author: Vern Oakley

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1626342415

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 2652

And . . . Action! If a message feels important enough for video, it’s likely because you want to move the audience to action—potential investors to take a stake in your company, current employees to embrace a new initiative, prospective employees to bring their talents to your organization. Your video can help you inspire your tribe—the people you want to influence—to take action. But if you want them to do more than listen, your audience needs to feel an authentic connection with you. Veteran filmmaker Vern Oakley offers strategies that can help you relax and be their best, authentic self in front of the camera. The return on investment will be a stronger connection to those you want to reach; heightened respect, prestige, and interest in their organization; a stronger brand; and a longer-lasting legacy. ​Leadership in Focus is a comprehensive, entertaining guide for leaders who realize that it’s not just what you say on camera that’s important—it’s how you say it. Whether a CEO, middle manager, or budding entrepreneur making YouTube videos to influence their tribe, this book will help them rally others around a message.

Madam Prime Minister

A Biography of Margaret Thatcher

Author: Libby Hughes


ISBN: 9780595146383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

View: 7854

Margaret Thatcher was a strong-willed child and an iron-willed leader. Whatever she achieved was through hard work. This biography takes the reader through her youthful years into politics, marriage, law, children, and eventually to eleven years as Britain's prime minister.

Making Headlines

A Biography of Nellie Bly

Author: Kathy Lynn Emerson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 111

View: 5800

Traces the life and achievements of the reporter/reformer who pursued a career in journalism at a time when such a career was not proper for a woman.


The Hidden Driver of Excellence

Author: Daniel Goleman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408845970

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7058

For more than two decades, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman has been scouting the leading edge of the human sciences for what's new, surprising, and important. In Focus, he delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental asset that matters enormously for how we navigate life. Goleman boils down attention research into a three parts: inner, other, and outer focus. Goleman shows why high-achievers need all three kinds of focus, as demonstrated by rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business. Those who excel rely on what Goleman calls Smart Practices such as mindfulness meditation, focused preparation and recovery, positive emotions and connections, and mental 'prosthetics' that help them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain excellence. Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus reveals what distinguishes experts from amateurs and stars from average performers.

The Greatest Showman on Earth

A Biography of P.T. Barnum

Author: Ann Tompert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780875183701

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

View: 9073

A biography of the showman who, among other achievements, created a three-ring circus known as "the greatest show on earth" and was active in Connecticut politics.

Society in Focus

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: William E. Thompson,Joseph V. Hickey,Mica L. Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538116235

Category: Social Science

Page: 654

View: 8627

Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology, Ninth Edition, emphasizes how society and social forces affect everything from globalization and international policies to day-to-day activities in our personal lives. In this edition, the authors go beyond the mere questioning of issues to take a closer look at the social world in which we live. They provide an integrated approach that uses sociological thinking to help students analyze and understand key concepts. To focus increased attention on sociological thinking and research methods, they have chosen four key themes: media and technology, globalization, cultural diversity, and trends for the future. Because sociology is about all of us and our daily lives, it is an eminently practical and useful discipline for understanding our social world. This Ninth Edition Includes: • specific student outcomes for each chapter as well as assessment items linked to those outcomes • new chapter-opening vignettes that give real-life examples illustrating important terms, concepts, and theories included in that chapter • updated data, statistics, maps, charts, boxes, and tables citing the latest research available • examples of the powerful impact of media and technology on society, especially the role social media play in helping to shape and define our daily social lives • new photos and cartoons accompanied by critical-thinking questions that reinforce and illustrate important sociological terms, concepts, and theories

Madeleine L'Engle

Author of a Wrinkle in Time

Author: Doreen Gonzales

Publisher: Crestwood House


Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 2169

Describes the life and writing career of the novelist who won the Newbery Award for "A Wrinkle in Time".

People of the Book

A Novel

Author: Geraldine Brooks

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101158190

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4702

View our feature on Geraldine Books’s People of the Book. From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March, the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding—an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—she begins to unlock the book’s mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book’s journey from its salvation back to its creation. In Bosnia during World War II, a Muslim risks his life to protect it from the Nazis. In the hedonistic salons of fin-de-siècle Vienna, the book becomes a pawn in the struggle against the city’s rising anti-Semitism. In inquisition-era Venice, a Catholic priest saves it from burning. In Barcelona in 1492, the scribe who wrote the text sees his family destroyed by the agonies of enforced exile. And in Seville in 1480, the reason for the Haggadah’s extraordinary illuminations is finally disclosed. Hanna’s investigation unexpectedly plunges her into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics. Her experiences will test her belief in herself and the man she has come to love. Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is at once a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity, an ambitious, electrifying work by an acclaimed and beloved author. From the Hardcover edition.

A Shift in Focus : Putting the interests of Somali people first

Author: Ellie Kemp

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 1780770618

Category: Humanitarian assistance

Page: 18

View: 3946

More than six months after the UN declared a famine, Somalia is still in the throes of its worst humanitarian crisis in decades, with 325,000 children suffering acute malnutrition and 31 per cent of the population estimated to be in crisis. A large scale-up of the international response from July 2011, combined with the efforts of Somali communities and civil society, saved many lives. But access to those in need has deteriorated due to expulsions of aid agencies and also to intensified, internationally backed military operations. Responsibility for this situation lies first and foremost in Somalia, where warring factions are accused of impeding and diverting aid flows, but the international community has also been at fault. Policies focused more on international security concerns than on the needs, interests and wishes of the Somali people have inadvertently fuelled both the conflict and the humanitarian crisis. In February 2012, key governments and institutions from the region and the wider Islamic and Western world will meet in London to chart a way forward. They must seize this opportunity to refocus on the Somali people that past policies have failed, developing more coherent strategies to ensure that aid and protection reach those who need it, addressing the root causes of the protracted conflict and chronic vulnerability in the country, while developing coherent strategies to ensure humanitarian aid reaches those who need it.

Living into Focus

Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions

Author: Arthur Boers

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441236295

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 7195

In today's high-speed culture, there's a prevailing sense that we are busier than ever before and that the pace of life is too rushed. Most of us can relate to the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time for the people and things we value most. We feel fragmented, overwhelmed by busyness and the tyranny of gadgets. Veteran pastor and teacher Arthur Boers offers a critical look at the isolating effects of modern life that have eroded the centralizing, focusing activities that people used to do together. He suggests ways to make our lives healthier and more rewarding by presenting specific individual and communal practices that help us focus on what really matters. These practices--such as shared meals, gardening, hospitality, walking, prayer, and reading aloud--bring our lives into focus and build community. The book includes questions for discernment and application and a foreword by Eugene H. Peterson.

Ecuador in Focus

A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture

Author: Wilma Roos,Omer van Renterghem

Publisher: Interlink Books

ISBN: 9781566563857

Category: History

Page: 100

View: 9723

Ecuador is currently one of the major tourist destinations in the Americas, offering unparalleled colonial architecture, dramatic landscapes and the eco-tourist mecca of the Galapagos Islands. An authoritative and up-to-date guide to this multifaceted country, "Brazil in Focus" explores the land, history and politics, the people and culture, the economy, and the environment, and includes tips on where to go and what to see. Maps, color and b&w photos.

Beyond Portraiture

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400273

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 6515

Great portraits go beyond a mere record of a face. They reveal one of the millions of intimate human moments that make up a life. In Beyond Portraiture, renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to spot those “ah-ha!” moments and capture them forever. A teary child...old people laughing together...a smiling girl with big, big hair. Everyone remember pictures like these, usually taken by a mother, a father, a friend holding a camera, forever preserving small yet revealing vignettes of our personal histories. But we always relied on pure luck and chance to catch those moments. Peterson’s approach explains what makes a photo memorable, how to spot the universal themes that everyone can identify with, and how to use lighting, setting, and exposure to reveal the wonder and the joy of everyday moments. Beyond Portraiture makes it easy to create indelible memories with light and shadow. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Religions in Focus

New Approaches to Tradition and Contemporary Practices

Author: Graham Harvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134936907

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 9141

"Religions in Focus" engages with the religious lives of members of some of the most significant religions today. It presents religions as contemporary ways of life that motivate and inspire people. Because religious people refer to sacred texts, honour the founders of their religions, learn from elders, or mould their lives according to authoritative teachings, "Religions in Focus" explains the relationship between tradition and contemporary practice. It offers an introduction to religions that is rooted in the best scholarship of the Study of Religions and provides a secure foundation for further study.A team of Religious Studies scholars from many countries, all skilled communicators about the contemporary religions with which they are thoroughly familiar, introduce what it means to live as a religious person today. They insist that however old or young these religions may be, what is most interesting is the ways in which people express them today. This is not a history of religions but an insightful introduction to living religions. A guide to further study and a companion website will point to ways of building on knowledge gained in studying this book, and applying skills developed in studying people's religious lives.

Offenders in Focus

Risk, Responsivity and Diversity

Author: Farrow, Kathryn,Kelly, Gill,Bernadette Wilkinson

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861347871

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

View: 7313

Drawing on research integrated with practitioner experience, this book creates fresh 'practice wisdom' for engaging effectively with offenders. Recognising that there are no instant solutions to changing offending behaviour, it provides a practice text encouraging a sense of confidence, enhancing readers' skill when working with offenders.


A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture

Author: Trish O'Kane

Publisher: Latin Amer Bureau


Category: Social Science

Page: 94

View: 7433

Guatemala is the most "Indian" of central American nations, and Mayan culture permeates many aspects of language, dress and artistic expression. "Guatemala in Focus" is an authoritative and up-to-date guide to this wonderful country. It explores the land, history and politics, economy, society and people, culture and includes tips on where to go and what to see.

Careers in Focus


Author: Facts On File, Incorporated

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110952

Category: Art

Page: 209

View: 9383

Discusses careers in the arts, describing the history of each position, the education, training and skills required, the salary range, and the job market outlook.