The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429903821

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 1767

The twenty-first century has so far proven to be exciting and wondrous and filled with challenges we had never dreamed. New possibilities previously unimagined appear almost daily . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore those possibilities with delightful results: Collected in this anthology are such compelling stories as: "On K2 with Kanakaredes" by Dan Simmons. A relentlessly paced and absorbing tale set in the near future about three mountain climbers who must scale the face of K2 with some very odd company. "The Human Front" by Ken MacLeod. In this compassionate coming-of-age tale the details of life are just a bit off from things as we know them-and nothing is as it appears to be. "Glacial" by Alastair Reynolds. A fascinating discovery on a distant planet leads to mass death and a wrenching mystery as spellbinding as anything in recent short fiction. The twenty-six stories in this collection imaginatively takes us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Eleanor Arnason Chris Beckett Michael Blumlein Michael Cassutt Brenda W. Clough Paul Di Filippo Andy Duncan Carolyn Ives Gilman Jim Grimsley Simon Ings James Patrick Kelly Leigh Kennedy Nancy Kress Ian R. MacLeod Ken MacLeod Paul J. McAuley Maureen F. McHugh Robert Reed Alastair Reynolds Geoff Ryman William Sanders Dan Simmons Allen M. Steele Charles Stross Michael Swanwick Howard Waldrop Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

A Handbook of Media and Communication Research

Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies

Author: Klaus Bruhn Jensen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415225885

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

View: 5460

This handbook covers perspectives from both the social sciences and the humanities. It provides guidelines for how to think about, plan, and carry out studies of media in different social and cultural contexts.

Time Annual

The Year in Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4658

Receiving the Day

Christian Practices for Opening the Gift of Time

Author: Dorothy C. Bass

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787959278

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 2091

In this spirituality of time, Dorothy Bass invites readers into a way of living in time that is alert to both contemporary pressures and rooted ancient wisdom. The celebrated editor of Practicing Our Faith asks hard questions about how our injurious attitude toward time has distorted our relationships with our innermost selves, with other people, with the natural world, and with God. As an alternative to the rhetoric of management and mastery, Receiving the Day offers a language of attention, poetry, and celebration. Bass encourages us to reevaluate our understanding of the temporal and thereby to participate fully in the Christian practice of knowing time as God's gift. Embraced in this way, time need not be wrestled with each day. Instead, time becomes the habitation of blessing.

Nurturing the Souls of Our Children

What Children Need and What Parents Can Do

Author: Thomas F. Geary,Bonnie L. Geary

Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781573123228

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 928

Nurturing the Souls of Our Children proposes that psychologically and spiritually balanced parents are best equipped to relate more deeply and joyfully to the uniqueness of their children. This is nurturing the soul. It is what children today need more than anything else. Based on their experience as parents, as church ministers, and as professional counselors for over 25 years, Dr. Thomas Geary and his wife Bonnie are well qualified to integrate the psychological with the spiritual. Their book offers hope to frequently overwhelmed and confused parents searching for values and guidelines in an increasingly materialistic society. Their suggestions are clothed in practical, humorous, and touching stories reflective of the real world where families live.

House of Commons - Committee of Public Accounts: HMRC Tax Collection: Annual Report & Accounts 2012-13 - HC 666

Annual Report & Accounts 2012-13, Thirty-fourth Report of Session 2013-14, Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215065834

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 72

View: 1229

In pursuing unpaid tax, HMRC has not clearly demonstrated that it is on the side of the majority of taxpayers who pay their taxes in full. Last year the Department collected less tax in real terms than it managed to collect in 2011-12. This was despite the stated ambition to crack down on tax avoidance. The tax gap as defined by HMRC did not shrink, but in 2011-12 grew to £35 billion. Furthermore, this figure does not include all the tax revenue lost. HMRC pursues tax owed by the smaller businesses but seems to lose its nerve when it comes to mounting prosecutions against multinational corporations. It predicted that it would collect £3.12 billion unpaid tax from UK holders of Swiss bank accounts and this figure was built into budget estimates, but in 2013-14 it has so far secured just £440 million. HMRC aims to make the UK more attractive to business but the incentives to international corporations may also enable them to avoid tax. HMRC needs to strike the right balance between support and enforcement. The implementation of the Real Time Information system has been encouraging overall though some small businesses are continuing to struggle. It is of concern that HMRC is planning from April 2014 to fine companies even though some face continuing challenges. The successful implementation of Universal Credit depends on RTI continuing to work properly but the system does not have full disaster recovery arrangements. System failures could have serious consequences for payments to individuals

GCSE Applied Business for Edexcel

Double Award

Author: Carol Carysforth,Mike Neild

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435447205

Category: Business

Page: 432

View: 324

This volume meets all the assessment requirements of the Edexcel specification, however, it is also suitable for students following other specifications.

Guardians on Trial

The Case Against Canada's Political Leadership

Author: Anthony Hall

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1550024191

Category: Political Science

Page: 375

View: 1733

Governments in Canada today are facing a fiscal crisis. In recent years both Ottawa and many of the provinces have undertaken cost-cutting measures, such as reducing program spending and streamlining the public service, in an attempt to get their fiscal houses in order. Yet these efforts have barely even begun to address the problem. Governments still find themselves strapped for cash, struggling to find enough money to keep our most cherished social programs afloat while continuing to make payments on the billions of dollars in debt they owe to the rest of the world. How did we get to this point? The answer is that for more than thirty years the people we elected to office, and the public servants who ostensibly worked under their direction, essentially squandered our tax dollars. Operating within a political culture that promoted a "spend now, pay later" philosophy, governments across the country embarked on a program of unchecked public spending; they carelessly sank our money into new institutions, typically without any thought to their sustainability in the future. Why did this recklessness go unchallenged? This is the central question posed in Guardians on Trial, a collection of essays transcribed from interviews gathered for a documentary film. The conversations - with politicians, public servants, academics and business leaders with insiders' knowledge - shine a light on government economic mismanagement and its inevitable consequences.

Waiting to Go!

African American Church Worship Resources from Advent Through Pentecost

Author: James Abbington,Linda H. Hollies

Publisher: GIA Publications

ISBN: 9781579991494

Category: African American churches

Page: 147

View: 1625

Financial Management in Health Care Organizations

Author: Robert McLean

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766835474

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 1118

Financing of health care organizations is increasingly important in today's society. Financial Management in Health Care Organizations provides discussion on the fundamental principles of finance, accounting, and budgeting for both short-term and long-term assets and programs. Managers of health care organizations and those aspiring to become managers will find this an invaluable tool in helping to increase their understanding of the financial aspects of running and managing their businesses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Lymphoma Cancer Recovery

7 Survivors Tell Their Stories

Author: Margaret Garde

Publisher: Margaret Garde


Category: Medical

Page: 52

View: 7170

Lymphoma can be beaten. 7 survivors tell how they beat lymphoma, some even at stage 4. GOOD NEWS FOR LYMPHOMA SUFFERERS AND THEIR FAMILIES……. LYMPHOMA CANCER CAN BE BEATEN! In these breathtaking stories of courage and survival, 7 lymphoma survivors tell their stories, each one revealing: “How I Survived Lymphoma …. and How YOU Can Too!” Read on to discover the other uplifting stories in this book of lymphoma survivors John’s story: “What made me a survivor I believe, was that I took an active part in dealing with the illness, instead of just letting the whole process happen to me. I learnt that you have to participate in the healing journey, big time.” At first John relied almost totally on the chemotherapy, but just kept relapsing. “What you learn after a while is that you are going to have to do something yourself rather than rely on which ever treatment.” These days (20 years on) John is enjoying his life more than ever, and considers himself totally cured. Jerry’s story: “By the time I received verification I had the disease, I had already decided to take things into my own hands. The first thing I did was research what survivability rates existed within the conventional model of treatment. What I saw there was not encouraging.” Jerry sets out to find his own natural healing cure, and as well finds two physicians to mentor and coach him as he needed it. He cured himself of lymphoma and is totally cancer free now 11 years on ! If you or one of your loved ones has recently been diagnosed with either Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the survivor information contained in this book could be the most helpful and uplifting message you have ever read. You are about to discover the many successful strategies, personality characteristics and survivor insights used by the 7 lymphoma survivors interviewed in this book (plus in the 3 other survivor stories included) to win out against this life threatening illness. Like many others first diagnosed with lymphoma, you may be feeling considerable anxiety about the challenge of the healing journey that lies ahead of you. You would not be alone if you felt anxious and afraid, when your doctor said the words to you ’you have lymphoma’. How Can This Book Help? Results Our Other Readers Have Shared with Us: · feeling more confident to face the ups and downs of their healing journey · having a more positive outlook about overcoming their illness · feeling not so alone · having some powerful healing strategies to use · knowing the importance of taking an active part in their recovery · knowing which healing approach was right for them Who Survives? Survivor Characteristics To bring all this survivor information together, I have summarised the experiences of these 7 survivors in a comprehensive 25 point checklist, along with 3 other checklist of survivor information I have included from other authors. These checklists contain valuable information about: · Successful survivor strategies · Survivor personality characteristics · Survivor healing wisdoms and insights With this survivor information you will discover what others have used to recover from a life threatening illness. Knowing these Survivor Characteristics will Help you: Adjust your own attitude, thinking and behaviour in the direction of becoming a survivor. Stay focused on the path towards survival, particularly during the more difficult and challenging times that will occur along the way. Keep your mind set on the goal you want, (the return of your health) rather than on what you do not want (the illness) Communicate with the health professionals, friends, family who are supporting you in a way that ensures you are all ‘on the same page’ about the healing path you wish to follow. Included are Answers to the following ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ · What is lymphoma?.. · What are the causes of lymphoma? – · What is the difference between Hodgkin’s & Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma? · What are the survival rates for lymphoma? · What are the signs and symptoms of lymphoma?. · What are the types and stages of lymphoma? · What to do in the first week after diagnosis? · What are the traditional treatment options for lymphoma? · What complementary and alternative treatments are available? · What are the current clinical trials and latest research developments? · How will I find a good counsellor? · Are there any online discussion forums? · How can I get in touch with other lymphoma survivors? · Who Survives? Characteristics of Survivors. Just One Idea In this Book Could Change the Direction of your Healing Journey! Naturally I hope you will find many ideas to inspire and encourage you as you read the survivors’ stories. However, even if there is only one idea shared in this book that helps you, it may be the very idea that was needed to change the direction of your recovery, towards becoming a survivor!!

Expected Returns

An Investor's Guide to Harvesting Market Rewards

Author: Antti Ilmanen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119990772

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 1731

This comprehensive reference delivers a toolkit for harvesting market rewards from a wide range of investments. Written by a world-renowned industry expert, the reference discusses how to forecast returns under different parameters. Expected returns of major asset classes, investment strategies, and the effects of underlying risk factors such as growth, inflation, liquidity, and different risk perspectives, are also explained. Judging expected returns requires balancing historical returns with both theoretical considerations and current market conditions. Expected Returns provides extensive empirical evidence, surveys of risk-based and behavioral theories, and practical insights.

Let Your Money Work Harder for You

A Roadmap to Financial Security

Author: Jim Gentile

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493117092

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

View: 7704

Let Your Money Work Harder for You: A Roadmap to Financial Security is Jim Gentiles second start out of the authors gate and veers away from racetracks and into financial markets. This time around, he relies on his degree in finance and years of investment experience to expound on the basics for obtaining a secure financial future. The goal of Let Your Money Work Harder for You is to breakdown monetary myths, simplify the investment process, and direct the reader onto a path for planning a financial strategy. While sharing some personal experiences, Gentile also charts historical fiscal data and explains the real effect on investors,young and old. Readers will learn that by simply starting as early as possible and changing some spending habits, they can significantly alter their financial outlook. Included are several relatable examples to help plot a course that meets individual needs. Readers are encouraged to immerse themselves in each chapter and determine its relevance to their specific journey. Getting a better understanding of the long-term effects of compounding interest on investments is only one of many financial issues covered in this excellent resource. Remember,its never too early or too late to help your money work harder for you!

Wind Energy

Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition

Author: Vaughn Nelson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466581611

Category: Science

Page: 338

View: 9747

As the demand for energy increases, and fossil fuels continue to decrease, Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition considers the viability of wind as an alternative renewable energy source. This book examines the wind industry from its start in the 1970s until now, and introduces all aspects of wind energy. The phenomenal growth of wind power for utilities is covered along with applications such as wind-diesel, village power, telecommunications, and street lighting.. It covers the characteristics of wind, such as shear, power potential, turbulence, wind resource, wind turbine types, and designs and performance. The text discusses the measurement and siting of individual wind turbines, and considers the development and economic impact of wind farms. What’s New in the Second Edition: Expands the section on distributed wind Adds new sections on global warming, community wind, and storage Illustrates the need for a shift to renewable energy through discussions on energy use and the order of magnitude estimates for the lifetime of fossil fuels Discusses the interconnection of wind turbines to utility grids, regulations on installation and operation, and environmental concerns This book provides material on statistics, installation, types, and energy data, as well as new information, applications, and updates on the wind industry. It serves as a resource for practicing professionals in the wind energy industry, and can be used by undergraduate and graduate students in energy engineering/environmental engineering/wind technology.

Health Annual 2002

What Women Need to Know

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxmoor House

ISBN: 9780848725099

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 8060

Comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-read, this authoritative volume gathers over 70 feature articles from the pages of "Health" magazine, including the top medical advances of 2001. 100+ photos & illustrations.

Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition E-Book

Author: Patricia Jackson Allen,Judith A. Vessey,Naomi Schapiro

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032308088X

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 6966

Written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners, this one-of-a-kind resource provides the expert guidance you need to provide comprehensive primary care to children with special needs and their families. It addresses specific conditions that require alterations in standard primary care and offers practical advice on managing the major issues common to children with chronic conditions. A consistent format makes it easy to locate essential information on each condition. Plus, valuable resources help you manage the issues and gaps in health care coverage that may hinder quality care. This is the only book authored by Nurse Practitioners that focuses on managing the primary health care needs of children with chronic conditions. More than 60 expert contributors provide the most current information available on specific conditions. Comprehensive summary boxes at the end of all chronic conditions chapters provide at-a-glance access to key information. Resource lists at the end of each chronic condition chapter direct you to helpful websites, national organizations, and additional sources of information that you can share with parents and families. Updated references ensure you have access to the most current, evidence-based coverage of the latest research findings and management protocols. Four new chapters — Celiac Disease, Eating Disorders, Muscular Dystrophy, and Obesity — keep you up to date with the latest developments in treating these conditions. Autism content is updated with the latest research on autism spectrum disorders, including current methods of evaluation, identification, and management. Coverage of systems of care features new information on how to help families obtain high-quality and cost-effective coordinated services within our complex health care system. Easy-to-find boxes in the chronic conditions chapters summarize important information on treatment, associated problems, clinical manifestations, and differential diagnosis.

The 2003 Brown Center Annual Report on American Education

Author: Tom Loveless

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815753278

Category: Education

Page: 32

View: 1866

The 2003 Brown Center Report on American Education is the fourth edition of the annual publication. It will be released October 22, 2003. The first section uses NAEP test data and test scores from the states to evaluate student achievement. The second section debunks the popular notion that students are being overwhelmed with homework. The third section offers a follow-up of last year's study of charter schools, with special attention given to charter schools that were once regular public schools and charter schools run by educational management organizations (EMOs).