?Andy Go Joe's Mini Adventure Stories, ? includes fifteen short funny adventure stories for boys and girls that feature Andy Go Joe and his friends. Some of the stories include; sailing across a gigantic puddle, flying to the moon and escaping a black hole, getting sucked into a portal and ending up on another world, getting chased by a dinodog, meeting an alien, finding a mysterious pyramid, catching a tiger and finding a magic wand. A perfect adventure story book for children aged between 5-6-years-old to share or to read alone
This series of Paradise and Cove Books is based on teaching children numbers, colors, alphabets and story imagination. Your child will enjoy reading, listening and seeing the illustrations about the characters Paradise and Cove along with all their adventures.
Cake, presents, games, songs...there's nothing more fun than a birthday party! Young readers might need an extra chance to prepare for one of the first events they may be attending without their parents being present. In this book, they'll learn what to expect from a typical birthday party through relatable examples and full-color photographs. With an encouraging tone and age-appropriate language, this book is the perfect volume for readers to practice reading and learn more about the excitement of a birthday party.
Get ready for an adventure packed story about how Fergus Carson suddenly ends up caring for a chimpanzee. Fergus and his ordinary life are transformed into the realm of the extraordinary. His quest to include Blinkie the chimp in his efforts to go green takes many unexpected turns. It is a journey rife with many laugh-out loud exploits. Along the way, readers will learn about some ways they can take action to care for the environment.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and the Census
Should We Just Let it Go to Waste? : Parts 1 and 2 : Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and the Census of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, March 15, 2004
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and the Census
The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today
Author: Andrew J. Cherlin
Category: Family & Relationships
Andrew J. Cherlin's three decades of study have shown him that marriage in America is a social and political battlefield in a way that it isn’t in other developed countries. Americans marry and divorce more often and have more live-in partners than Europeans, and gay Americans have more interest in legalizing same-sex marriage. The difference comes from Americans’ embrace of two contradictory cultural ideals: marriage, a formal commitment to share one's life with another; and individualism, which emphasizes personal choice and self-development. Religion and law in America reinforce both of these behavioral poles, fueling turmoil in our family life and heated debate in our public life. Cherlin’s incisive diagnosis is an important contribution to the debate and points the way to slowing down the partnership merry-go-round.
By birth, education, and circumstances, Go-Daigo should have been a weak, fatalistic bit player. Instead he was a bold actor who forced situations to his own benefit and led a rebellion that overthrew the Kamakura bakufu. He was a sexual and religious adventurer, a student of Chinese political theory, and a politician with an unprecedented knowledge of the various regions of Japan.
“I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.” —William Faulkner, on receiving the Nobel Prize Go Down, Moses is composed of seven interrelated stories, all of them set in Faulkner’s mythic Yoknapatawpha County. From a variety of perspectives, Faulkner examines the complex, changing relationships between blacks and whites, between man and nature, weaving a cohesive novel rich in implication and insight.
Doña Marina (La Malinche) ...Pocahontas ...Sacagawea—their names live on in historical memory because these women bridged the indigenous American and European worlds, opening the way for the cultural encounters, collisions, and fusions that shaped the social and even physical landscape of the modern Americas. But these famous individuals were only a few of the many thousands of people who, intentionally or otherwise, served as "go-betweens" as Europeans explored and colonized the New World. In this innovative history, Alida Metcalf thoroughly investigates the many roles played by go-betweens in the colonization of sixteenth-century Brazil. She finds that many individuals created physical links among Europe, Africa, and Brazil—explorers, traders, settlers, and slaves circulated goods, plants, animals, and diseases. Intercultural liaisons produced mixed-race children. At the cultural level, Jesuit priests and African slaves infused native Brazilian traditions with their own religious practices, while translators became influential go-betweens, negotiating the terms of trade, interaction, and exchange. Most powerful of all, as Metcalf shows, were those go-betweens who interpreted or represented new lands and peoples through writings, maps, religion, and the oral tradition. Metcalf's convincing demonstration that colonization is always mediated by third parties has relevance far beyond the Brazilian case, even as it opens a revealing new window on the first century of Brazilian history.
Coauthored by Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and numerous other international bestsellers Provides a guided, 3-step process for turning a group of people into a Next-Level Team that can and does achieve great results Includes many case examples of teams that have become Next-Level Teams All of us in the today's workforce are called upon more and more to work effectively in teams. But do you know how to build a team that truly takes advantage of the knowledge, experience, and motivation of its members? Most of us don't, and we quickly become frustrated, give up, and opt to go it alone-not a good solution in today's business environment. Fortunately, there is a better way. Here, expert authors Ken Blanchard, Alan Randolph, and Peter Grazier outline a 3-step process that will help you transform any kind of team into a Next-Level Team-one that uses all team members' ideas and motivation more effectively, makes better use of team members' and team leaders' time, and generates benefits for individual team members, the team, and the organization. Designed as a working guide filled with detailed instructions for people who want to build high performing teams, Go Team! will lead you, step by step, to great results. Through discussions, case examples, and questions to consider, you and your teammates will learn how to share information to build high levels of trust and responsibility; set clear boundaries to create the freedom for team members to act responsibly; and develop self-managing skills to make good team decisions. With Go Team! as a guide, you'll find that working in a team can be fun, satisfying, and highly productive.