When Adam Piggott rode his motorbike across Australia chasing a girl he barely knew, he didn't understand much about anything at all. He wanted to change his life but he didn't know how, and he didn't know what to change. But the girl was the catalyst that forced him out of his comfortable existence. This is the story of how a young man with no direction ended up working as a riverguide in a range of exotic locations around the world. And on the way while battling crazy bosses, fearsome rivers, and hordes of charlatans, thieves, and witchdoctors, he learnt what it is to truly effect change in oneself. Told with humor and honesty, Piggott shows how it's possible for a young man to end up in extraordinary circumstances through a willingness to take a chance instead of settling for the safe option.
Now in its Ninth Edition, this comprehensive all-in-one textbook covers the basic LPN/LVN curriculum and all content areas of the NCLEX-PN®. Coverage includes anatomy and physiology, nursing process, growth and development, nursing skills, and pharmacology, as well as medical-surgical, maternal-neonatal, pediatric, and psychiatric-mental health nursing. The book is written in a student-friendly style and has an attractive full-color design, with numerous illustrations, tables, and boxes. Bound-in multimedia CD-ROMs include audio pronunciations, clinical simulations, videos, animations, and a simulated NCLEX-PN® exam. This edition's comprehensive ancillary package includes curriculum materials, PowerPoint slides, lesson plans, and a test generator of NCLEX-PN®-style questions.
Pushing Limits: From West Point to Berkeley and Beyond challenges the myth that mathematicians lead dull and ascetic lives. It recounts the unique odyssey of a noted mathematician who overcame military hurdles at West Point, Army Ranger School and the Vietnam War, and survived many civilian escapades—hitchhiking in third-world hotspots, fending off sharks in Bahamian reefs, and camping deep behind the forbidding Iron Curtain. From ultra-conservative West Point in the ’60s to ultra-radical Berkeley in the ’70s, and ultimately to genteel Georgia Tech in the ’80s, this is the tale of an academic career as noteworthy for its offbeat adventures as for its teaching and research accomplishments. It brings to life the struggles and risks underlying mathematical research, the unparalleled thrill of making scientific breakthroughs, and the joy of sharing those discoveries around the world. Hill's book is packed with energy, humor, and suspense, both physical and intellectual. Anyone who is curious about how one maverick mathematician thinks, who wants to relive the zanier side of the ’60s and ’70s, who wants an armchair journey into the third world, or who seeks an unconventional view of several of society's iconic institutions, will be drawn to this book.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • After a sudden change of plans, a remarkable woman and her loyal group of friends try to figure out what she’s going to do with the rest of her life—from Terry McMillan, the bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale “McMillan brings her signature wit and wisdom to It’s Not All Downhill From Here.”—O: The Oprah Magazine Loretha Curry’s life is full. A little crowded sometimes, but full indeed. On the eve of her sixty-eighth birthday, she has a booming beauty-supply empire, a gaggle of lifelong friends, and a husband whose moves still surprise. True, she’s carrying a few more pounds than she should be, but Loretha is not one of those women who think her best days are behind her—and she’s determined to prove wrong her mother, her twin sister, and everyone else with that outdated view of aging wrong. It’s not all downhill from here. But when an unexpected loss turns her world upside down, Loretha will have to summon all her strength, resourcefulness, and determination to keep on thriving, pursue joy, heal old wounds, and chart new paths. With a little help from her friends, of course.
Heat Stress Evaluation, Version 2.0 is the result of years of research and ISO studies in ergonomics in the work environment. The program utilizes the most up-to-date thermal indices for comfort situations (Predicted Mean Vote index) and for hot conditions (WBGT index and Required Sweat Rate index). It can analyze constant situations in addition to complex working conditions with intermittent exposures to different environments similar to those usually found in industry.
“Believing Cedric is a marvelously strange novel that explores a marvelously normal phenomenon: everyone in our lives has a story. Mark Lavorato writes with great humanity, compassion and curiosity.” —Todd Babiak, author of Toby: A Man Cedric Johnson is a middle-aged insurance broker with an unusual problem. He seems to be physically flashing back to pivotal moments from his past. It begins when his third-grade teacher notices a startling awareness in an otherwise unremarkable boy. Next, Cedric inhabits his fourteen-year-old body. He continues to travel through the life he’s already lived, issuing warnings and searching for answers. But why should anyone believe him? Cedric’s journeys through time bring him face to face with forgotten memories, heartbreaking loss, the possibilities of love, and the agony of a life of regret. Cedric incenses and inspires the people around him, and changes the landscapes of their lives.
Janine Simms a beautiful and talented CIA agent, is faced with one of the most difficult tasks of her career. She is given a double challenge by her bosses in ‘The Agency’: Uncovering the leaders of al Qaida in Paris and discovering the whereabouts of a missing Saudi Princess. Janine enlists the help of her former lover, Rick Harrison, who invites her to Algeria to protect a visiting French/Algerian woman Minister, and to help him discover who is trying to sabotage his water purification project for the Bay of Algiers. In the process of a visit to the Casbah, Janine discovers that all is not as it seems with the princess’s disappearance, or with the Algerian businessmen who are funding Rick’s restoration project. Finally, on her return to Paris, she follows a lead to Grasse in the south of France to search for a princess who does not wish to be found.
YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THE PAST Fergus’s world changes forever the day his car crashes near the village of Allingley. Traumatised by his near-death experience, he stays to work at the local stables as he recovers. He will discover a gentler pace of life, fall in love – and be targeted for human sacrifice. Clare Harvey’s life will never be the same either. The archaeologist’s dream find – the peat-preserved body of a Saxon warrior – is giving her nightmares. She can tell that the warrior was ritually murdered, and that the partial skeleton lying nearby is that of a young woman; their tragic story is unfolding in her head every time she goes to sleep. Fergus discovers that his crash is linked to the excavation, and that the countryside harbours some dark secrets. As Clare’s investigation reveals the full horror of a Dark Age war crime, Fergus and Clare seem destined to share the Saxon couple’s bloody fate.
In this sequel to Peter Scott's first novel, Something in the Water, islanders face another invasion, this one by refugees from the turbulent social upheavals of the late 1960s. In this book, hippies, Vietnam veterans, and back-to-the-landers bring with them beliefs and behaviors that seem to threaten the traditional island ways and outrage the islanders' sense of right and wrong.
When Sheila Malory reluctantly agrees to help out in one of Taviscombe’s charity shops for a few weeks, her friend Rosemary warns her that about the ‘control freak’ manager Desmond Barlow, and wonders why she couldn’t have said ‘no’. Sheila does seem to find it difficult to let people down and it is not without some trepidation that she begins her volunteer work. Before too long, she begins to get the measure of her fellow volunteers including the bossy and strident Norma Stanley; no-nonsense and cheerful Jean; and Desmond’s mousey and put-upon wife Wendy. It’s clear there’s a clash of personalities but surely no-one would wish Desmond harm? When his lifeless body is discovered in the shop after an apparent botched robbery, Sheila finds herself at the heart of the investigation as Inspector Bob Morris seeks her help - unofficially, of course. As Sheila delves deeper into the lives of her fellow charity-shop workers, she discovers long-held secrets and hitherto unknown connections - and perhaps a motive for murder exists after all? As Shakespeare put it so eloquently in Julius Caesar, ‘death, a necessary end, will come when it will come’ but for Desmond Barlow it came somewhat sooner than nature intended...