The Seventh Most Important Thing

Author: Shelley Pearsall

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0553497316

Category: African Americans

Page: 288

View: 6524

"In 1963, thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service helping the neighborhood Junk Man after he throws a brick at the old man's head in a moment of rage, but the junk he collects might be more important than he suspects. Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton"--

Parenting Matters

Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309388570

Category: Social Science

Page: 524

View: 8707

Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents’ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents’ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.

The Legal Environment of Business

A Critical Thinking Approach

Author: Nancy K. Kubasek,Bartley A. Brennan,M. Neil Browne

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134129210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 848

View: 1931

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in business law and the legal environment of business. Help readers understand the legal aspect of business by incorporating critical thinking and ethical analysis The Legal Environment of Business: A Critical Thinking Approach introduces readers to the legal side of business using a clear, well-developed, eight-step critical thinking model. This book uses some of the most significant real-life legal cases to help readers develop their knowledge about the relationship between business and the legal system. Distinguishing itself by emphasizing the critical thinking skills necessary to survive in today’s competitive global business environment, the text also incorporates ethical analysis and considers the impact of values on legal outcomes. This Eighth Edition has been updated with more current cases, new suggested readings, and new chapters concerning immigration law and the America Invents Act, which significantly impacts patent law. The text further sets itself apart through additional features that connect the law to other disciplines beyond business, introduces a balanced mix of current and classic cases, and presents lists to encourage further reading and exploration of various topics.

The Oklahoma Scranimal

Author: Larry Derryberry

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1602473188

Category: Animals

Page: 32

View: 5909

What happens when a tornado picks up Papa Derryberry's barn, shakes it up, and puts it down? Oh The Oklahoma Scranimal will be loose on the town! There's a pig and a duck, a cow and a sheep, oh and a horse, too. This sing-along book about an Oklahoma farm will bring out the giggle in you!

The First Immortal

Author: James L. Halperin

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 3628

When physician Benjamin Smith wakes up eighty-three years in the future--in the year 2071--after a cryonic sleep, he finds that although humankind has mastered cloning and eternal youth, emotional and ethical predicaments are still prevalent

Justice James Iredell

Author: Willis P. Whichard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 381

View: 4005

In Search of the Ethical Lawyer

Stories from the Canadian Legal Profession

Author: Adam Dodek,Alice Woolley

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774831014

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 1688

What options did Paul Bernardo’s lawyer have when his client directed him to retrieve hidden evidence? Where would David Milgaard be today if a lawyer hadn’t doggedly challenged his murder conviction? And what should a defence lawyer do when told her client is a danger to the public? In this book, leading Canadian legal academics and practising lawyers draw on real-life stories to probe the tension between ethics and the law. Whether re-examining high-profile cases, celebrating barristers who tore down barriers, or pointing out current injustices within the justice system, their stories are compelling and raise important questions about what it takes to be a “good” lawyer.

Mary Surratt

An American Tragedy

Author: Trindal, Elizabeth Steger

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781455608560

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7555

Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English

Promising Futures

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Fostering School Success for English Learners: Toward New Directions in Policy, Practice, and Research

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309455405

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 8159

Educating dual language learners (DLLs) and English learners (ELs) effectively is a national challenge with consequences both for individuals and for American society. Despite their linguistic, cognitive, and social potential, many ELsâ€"who account for more than 9 percent of enrollment in grades K-12 in U.S. schoolsâ€"are struggling to meet the requirements for academic success, and their prospects for success in postsecondary education and in the workforce are jeopardized as a result. Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures examines how evidence based on research relevant to the development of DLLs/ELs from birth to age 21 can inform education and health policies and related practices that can result in better educational outcomes. This report makes recommendations for policy, practice, and research and data collection focused on addressing the challenges in caring for and educating DLLs/ELs from birth to grade 12.

The Presumption of Guilt

The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America

Author: Charles Ogletree

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230110137

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 3192

Shortly after noon on Tuesday, July 16, 2009, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., MacArthur Fellow and Harvard professor, was mistakenly arrested by Cambridge police sergeant James Crowley for attempting to break into his own home. The ensuing media firestorm ignited debate across the country. The Crowley-Gates incident was a clash of absolutes, underscoring the tension between black and white, police and civilians, and the privileged and less privileged in modern America. Charles Ogletree, one of the country's foremost experts on civil rights, uses this incident as a lens through which to explore issues of race, class, and crime, with the goal of creating a more just legal system for all. Working from years of research and based on his own classes and experiences with law enforcement, the author illuminates the steps needed to embark on the long journey toward racial and legal equality for all Americans.

The Eureka Factor

Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain

Author: John Kounios,Mark Beeman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679645292

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 7291

In a book perfect for readers of Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit, David Eagleman’s Incognito, and Leonard Mlodinow’s Subliminal, the cognitive neuroscientists who discovered how the brain has aha moments—sudden creative insights—explain how they happen, when we need them, and how we can have more of them to enrich our lives and empower personal and professional success. Eureka or aha moments are sudden realizations that expand our understanding of the world and ourselves, conferring both personal growth and practical advantage. Such creative insights, as psychological scientists call them, were what conveyed an important discovery in the science of genetics to Nobel laureate Barbara McClintock, the melody of a Beatles ballad to Paul McCartney, and an understanding of the cause of human suffering to the Buddha. But these moments of clarity are not given only to the famous. Anyone can have them. In The Eureka Factor, John Kounios and Mark Beeman explain how insights arise and what the scientific research says about stimulating more of them. They discuss how various conditions affect the likelihood of your having an insight, when insight is helpful and when deliberate methodical thought is better suited to a task, what the relationship is between insight and intuition, and how the brain’s right hemisphere contributes to creative thought. Written in a lively, engaging style, this book goes beyond scientific principles to offer productive techniques for realizing your creative potential—at home and at work. The authors provide compelling anecdotes to illustrate how eureka experiences can be a key factor in your life. Attend a dinner party with Christopher Columbus to learn why we need insights. Go to a baseball game with the director of a classic Disney Pixar movie to learn about one important type of aha moment. Observe the behind-the-scenes arrangements for an Elvis Presley concert to learn why the timing of insights is crucial. Accessible and compelling, The Eureka Factor is a fascinating look at the human brain and its seemingly infinite capacity to surprise us. Praise for The Eureka Factor “Delicious . . . In The Eureka Factor, neuroscientists John Kounios and Mark Beeman give many other examples of [a] kind of lightning bolt of insight, but back this up with the latest brain-imaging research.”—Newsweek “An incredible accomplishment . . . [The Eureka Factor] is not just a chronicle of the journey that numerous scientists (including the authors) have taken to examine insight but is also a fascinating guide to how advances in science are made in general. Messrs. Kounios and Beeman examine how a parade of clever experiments can be designed to answer specific questions and rule out alternative possibilities. . . . Wonderful ideas appear as if out of nowhere—and we are delighted.”—The Wall Street Journal “An excellent title for those interested in neuroscience or creativity . . . The writing is engaging and readable, mixing stories of famous perceptions with explanations of how such revelations happen.”—Library Journal (starred review) “A lively and accessible ‘brain’ book with wide appeal.”—Booklist “[An] ingenious, thoughtful update on how the mind works.”—Kirkus Reviews “The Eureka Factor presents a fascinating and illuminating account of the creative process and how to foster it.”—James J. Heckman, Nobel laureate in economics From the Hardcover edition.

Rising from the Flames

The Rebirth of Theater in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

Author: Samuel L. Leiter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739128183

Category: Drama

Page: 429

View: 5464

This is the first book to describe the way in which the traditional and modern forms of Japanese theater responded to Japan's defeat in World War II. It includes sixteen essays by thirteen specialists demonstrating the triumphs and tribulations of Japanese theater during the Allied Occupation, 1945–1952.

Justice at Dachau

The Trials of an American Prosecutor

Author: Joshua Greene

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307419053

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 8447

The world remembers Nuremberg, where a handful of Nazi policymakers were brought to justice, but nearly forgotten are the proceedings at Dachau, where hundreds of Nazi guards, officers, and doctors stood trial for personally taking part in the torture and execution of prisoners inside the Dachau, Mauthausen, Flossenburg, and Buchenwald concentration camps. In Justice at Dachau, Joshua M. Greene, maker of the award winning documentary film Witness: Voices from the Holocaust, recreates the Dachau trials and reveals the dramatic story of William Denson, a soft-spoken young lawyer from Alabama whisked from teaching law at West Point to leading the prosecution in the largest series of Nazi trials in history. In a makeshift courtroom set up inside Hitler’s first concentration camp, Denson was charged with building a team from lawyers who had no background in war crimes and determining charges for crimes that courts had never before confronted. Among the accused were Dr. Klaus Schilling, responsible for hundreds of deaths in his “research” for a cure for malaria; Edwin Katzen-Ellenbogen, a Harvard psychologist turned Gestapo informant; and one of history’s most notorious female war criminals, Ilse Koch, “Bitch of Buchenwald,” whose penchant for tattooed skins and human bone lamps made headlines worldwide. Denson, just thirty-two years old, with one criminal trial to his name, led a brilliant and successful prosecution, but nearly two years of exposure to such horrors took its toll. His wife divorced him, his weight dropped to 116 pounds, and he collapsed from exhaustion. Worst of all was the pressure from his army superiors to bring the trials to a rapid end when their agenda shifted away from punishing Nazis to winning the Germans’ support in the emerging Cold War. Denson persevered, determined to create a careful record of responsibility for the crimes of the Holocaust. When, in a final shocking twist, the United States used clandestine reversals and commutation of sentences to set free those found guilty at Dachau, Denson risked his army career to try to prevent justice from being undone. From the Hardcover edition.

Supreme Myths

Why the Supreme Court is Not a Court and Its Justices are Not Judges

Author: Eric J. Segall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313396876

Category: Law

Page: 219

View: 8097

This book explores some of the most glaring misunderstandings about the U.S. Supreme Court—and makes a strong case for why our Supreme Court Justices should not be entrusted with decisions that affect every American citizen.

The Liberty Incident

The 1967 Israeli Attack on the U. S. Navy Spy Ship

Author: A. Jay Cristol

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574885361

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 7642

Cristol disputes the conspiracy theories surrounding the 1967 Israeli attack on an allied U.S. naval ship in the waters off the Sinai Peninsula. Thirty-four Americans died, 171 were injured, and rumors began that Israel knew that the ship was flying the American flag.

Beyond Smart

Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

Author: Ronda Muir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634259163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 6920

Guide to understanding, using and raising emotional intelligence in the unique context of law practice, outlining how emotionally intelligent lawyers are smarter, better practitioners (negotiators, litigators and judges), make more money, and are physically and mentally healthier.

If Our Bodies Could Talk

A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body

Author: James Hamblin

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1101970820

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 6569

"An empirical, exhaustive, and entertaining look at the body and its functions, in the vein of the author's stories and viral video series for The Atlantic on sleep, aging, diet, and more, examining and reassessing those health concerns that never seem to go away"--

Sweet Charity (Songbook)

Piano/Vocal Selections

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 145846895X

Category: Music

Page: 74

View: 1100

(Vocal Selections). Sweet Charity , based on Federico Fellini's screenplay for Nights of Cabiria , was directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and book by Neil Simon. It opened on Broadway January 29, 1966, and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards. It's since gone on to many more performances around the world including multiple Broadway revivals. Our folio features 14 of its songs, including: Baby Dream Your Dream * Big Spender * A Good Impression * I Love to Cry at Weddings * If My Friends Could See Me Now * Sweet Charity * There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This * Too Many Tomorrows * Where Am I Going * You Should See Yourself * and more.