Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
View: 1767The 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.
Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies
Author: Klaus Bruhn Jensen
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 5460This 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.
Author: U S Congress
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Category: Political Science
Author: Harper Lee
The Year in Review
Christian Practices for Opening the Gift of Time
Author: Dorothy C. Bass
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 2091In 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.
What Children Need and What Parents Can Do
Author: Thomas F. Geary,Bonnie L. Geary
Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc.
View: 928Nurturing 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.
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
Category: Business & Economics
View: 1229In 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
Author: Carol Carysforth,Mike Neild
View: 324This volume meets all the assessment requirements of the Edexcel specification, however, it is also suitable for students following other specifications.
The Case Against Canada's Political Leadership
Author: Anthony Hall
Category: Political Science
View: 1733Governments 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.
African American Church Worship Resources from Advent Through Pentecost
Author: James Abbington,Linda H. Hollies
Publisher: GIA Publications
Category: African American churches
Author: Robert McLean
Publisher: Cengage Learning
View: 1118Financing 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.
7 Survivors Tell Their Stories
Author: Margaret Garde
Publisher: Margaret Garde
View: 7170Lymphoma 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!!
An Investor's Guide to Harvesting Market Rewards
Author: Antti Ilmanen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
View: 1731This 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.
A Roadmap to Financial Security
Author: Jim Gentile
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Business & Economics
View: 7704Let 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!
Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition
Author: Vaughn Nelson
Publisher: CRC Press
View: 9747As 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.
What Women Need to Know
Publisher: Oxmoor House
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 8060Comprehensive, 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.
Author: Patricia Jackson Allen,Judith A. Vessey,Naomi Schapiro
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
View: 6966Written 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.
Author: Tom Loveless
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
View: 1866The 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).