"I Know It's Dangerous"

Why Mexicans Risk Their Lives to Cross the Border

Author: Lynnaire Maria Sheridan

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816528578

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 1842

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Recounts the experiences of Mexicans who have risked their lives to cross the Mexico-America border, explaining how the thrill of taking that risk has become a motivator for border crossers.

Gas Age

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electric lighting

Page: N.A

View: 826

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Includes summaries of proceedings and addresses of annual meetings of various gas associations. L.C. set includes an index to these proceedings, 1884-1902, issued as a supplement to Progressive age, Feb. 15, 1910.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 030747772X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8578

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age–and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns about love for herself and the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a modern American classic that will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. From the Paperback edition.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 4528

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Coalesce (Forevermore, Book 5)

Author: K.A. Poe

Publisher: Frostbite Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 1513

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The end has come. Ashes still litter the floor from a barrage of dire messages all confirming a terrible truth – Silas has arrived in America. And if what Hannah has shown in the media is true, he has erected a new army. A legion of undead controlled by the necromancer Constantine march through the east with a single purpose – slaughter the Castus. Good witches aren't the only thing in harm’s way this time though. The mortal world is under siege. If Silas wins he will rule humankind. Old pains and new grudges must be put aside if Madison and her allies hope to stop the onslaught. Will they be able to coalesce and end this war once and for all, or was Hannah’s prophecy wrong all along? One thing is for certain – Madison’s war will end. One way or another. Coalesce is the fifth and final novel in K.A. Poe’s Forevermore series. This novel is approximately 85,000 words in length. SUGGESTED READING ORDER Twin Souls (Nevermore, Book 1) Hybrid (Nevermore, Book 2) Sacrifice (Nevermore, Book 3) Destiny (Nevermore, Book 4) Kismet (Forevermore, Book 1) Catalyst (Forevermore, Book 2) Solstice (Forevermore, Book 3) Eventide (Forevermore, Book 4) Coalesce (Forevermore, Book 5) Restore (A Forevermore Novella) Genesis (Eventide, Book 1) Synergy (Eventide, Book 2) Anathema (Eventide, Book 3) Schism (Forevermore, Book 6) Fracture (Forevermore, Book 7) Eclipse (Forevermore, Book 8) Closure (A Forevermore Novella) MORE BY K.A. POE Twin Souls (Nevermore, Book 1) Hybrid (Nevermore, Book 2) Sacrifice (Nevermore, Book 3) Destiny (Nevermore, Book 4) Kismet (Forevermore, Book 1) Catalyst (Forevermore, Book 2) Solstice (Forevermore, Book 3) Eventide (Forevermore, Book 4) Coalesce (Forevermore, Book 5) Schism (Forevermore, Book 6) Fracture (Forevermore, Book 7) Eclipse (Forevermore, Book 8) Genesis (Eventide, Book 1) Synergy (Eventide, Book 2) Anathema (Eventide, Book 3) Restore (A Forevermore Novella) Closure (A Forevermore Novella) Salem (A Nevermore Novella) Ephemeral (Ani'mari, Book 1) Evanescent (Ani'mari, Book 2) Darius - Episode One (Through the Rift) The King's Hourglass (Avarial Trilogy, Book 1)

The Tattoo Murder Case

Author: Akimitsu Takagi

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569471568

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 7171

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Kenzo Matsuchita, a young repatriated doctor specializing in the study of forensic medicine, joins his brother, the police detective in charge of the case, to investigate the brutal murder of a young woman--Kenzo's secret lover--whose killing may be tied to her beautiful full-body tattoos.

Health Behavior Change E-Book

Author: Stephen Rollnick,Pip Mason,Christopher C Butler

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702043214

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 3963

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Engagingly written by experts with worldwide reputations in the field, Health Behavior Change presents an exciting method which can be used to helps patients change their behaviour in both hospital and community settings. The method is applicable to any behaviour, such as overeating, physical inactivity and smoking or with patients struggling with the consequences of chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Using brief, structured consultations with the client, the practitioner encourages the patient to take charge of decision-making concerning their health. It relies upon partnership between professional and patient rather than dominance of one over the other and is carried out in a spirit of negotiation rather than confrontation. The text clearly outlines the fundamental principles behind the method while applying it to practice. Problems of resistance and lack of motivation are explored and practical strategies to manage them are suggested. The patient is at the centre throughout. Short case examples and dilemmas from clinical settings ground the method in the reality of practice. Well accepted method. Reflects professionals' current concerns with health promotion and effective use of time. Highly respected authors. Community focus. Genuine international market. Particularly relevant to US practice. US spellings throughout. text revised and updated throughout to reflect developments in the field e.g. new studies that have been conducted since 1e published improved appearance with addition of a second colour and more modern page design to increase appeal chapter summaries added to aid assimilation more material relating to obesity

Collateral Damage

Author: Katie Klein

Publisher: Katie Klein Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7700

DOWNLOAD NOW »
True love can blossom in unexpected places. This is Parker pretending not to care. . . . Parker Whalen and Jaden McEntyre are a wrong fit from the start. Jaden is driven and focused, Harvard Med School within reach. Parker has a past—a reputation—and the rumors about his mysterious habits abound. So there’s no reason why, when they're assigned to work together on a project in English, they should discover they have anything in common, or even like each other, and they definitely shouldn't be falling in love. What they have? It isn't real. Because the truth is, Parker Whalen is a liar. This has never mattered…until now. Because lying to someone you care about—someone who matters, someone who believes in you—that's when people get hurt. And Parker is about to hurt Jaden in the biggest way imaginable. COLLATERAL DAMAGE is the companion novel to CROSS MY HEART, which spent more than 100 days on the Amazon Teen Top 100 Bestseller List in its first year of release, and was a 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee for Best YA Fiction. COLLATERAL DAMAGE, a 76k word/300 page novel for Young Adults, is CROSS MY HEART told from Parker's point of view. **Though this is not a series, the author highly recommends reading CROSS MY HEART before COLLATERAL DAMAGE** Rated PG-13 for violence, adult language, and some sensuality. Keywords: teen, YA, young adult, romance, love story

Agenda 21: Into the Shadows

Author: Glenn Beck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476746850

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4415

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The sequel to Agenda 21—which Brad Thor called “a brilliantly written, exhilarating, pulse-pounding adventure”—from #1 New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host Glenn Beck. It was once named America, but now it is just “the Republic.” Following the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, the once-proud people of America have become obedient residents who live in barren, brutal Compounds and serve the autocratic, merciless Authorities. Citizens mainly keep their heads down and their mouths shut—but Emmeline is different. When the Authorities took her mother away, she started questioning the world around her. What happened to her mom? Why is everyone confined to grim living spaces and made to eat the same food cubes every day? Why was her own baby taken from her to be raised in the Children’s Village? And are those who got away during the Relocations—the so-called shadow people—merely a rumor? When Emmeline’s questions lead to the realization that she will never see her child again, she decides to escape the Compound. Fleeing the armed enforcers of the Earth Protection Agency, and facing the unknown for the first time in their lives, Emmeline and her partner David run into the shadows in the desperate hope of finding something they’d only heard stories about from those who’d lived before the Relocations: freedom.

Cracked

Author: Eliza Crewe

Publisher: Eliza Crewe

ISBN: N.A

Category: Demonology

Page: N.A

View: 1338

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Meet Meda. She eats people. Well, technically, she eats their soul. But she totally promises to only go for people who deserve it. She’s special. It’s not her fault she enjoys it. She can’t help being a bad guy. Besides, what else can she do? Her mother was killed and it’s not like there are any other “soul-eaters” around to show her how to be different. That is, until the three men in suits show up. They can do what she can do. They’re like her. Meda might finally have a chance to figure out what she is. The problem? They kind of want to kill her. Before they get the chance Meda is rescued by Crusaders, members of an elite group dedicated to wiping out Meda’s kind. This is her chance! Play along with the “good guys” and she’ll finally figure out what, exactly, her “kind” is. Be careful what you wish for. Playing capture the flag with her mortal enemies, babysitting a teenage boy with a hero complex, and trying to keep one step ahead of a too-clever girl are bad enough. But the Hunger is gaining on her.

L.A. Unified

Diary of a First-Year Teacher at One of America's Worst Schools

Author: Mike Flax

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146910329X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 366

View: 1514

DOWNLOAD NOW »
L.A. Unified is the fictional diary of a first-year English teacher at Pico-Union High School, one of Americas worst performing schools in one of Los Angeless most dangerous neighborhoods, Pico-Union. The students are apathetic, hostile and lazy; the teachers are burned out and cynical; the administrators are biding time until their next promotion, and the schools graduation rate and Academic Performance Index are abysmal. To complicate matters, the area is also the birthplace and current home to the two largest transnational gangs in the world, 18th Street and La Mara Salvatrucha (MS 13) as well as Rockwood Street 13. While all three gangs are well represented at Pico-Union High School, they are far from alone. Weapons, drugs, failing grades, brawls, and graffiti are the norm; homework, reading, and safety are fantasy. Enter David OBrien, a recent college grad who intends to overcome a multitude of obstacles and change the schools failing ways. L.A. Unified is his story, partly inspirational, partly tragic, and completely real. This is Up the Down Staircase in modern times. Welcome to Pico-Union High School: Survival precedes learning.

I Am the Cheese

Author: Robert Cormier

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 0440940605

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 220

View: 1113

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A young boy desperately tries to unlock his past yet knows he must hide those memories if he is to remain alive.

Dirty Diana

Author: Charlene Diane Mitchell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477103589

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 9561

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Charlene Diane Mitchell is a native of Southern California and has earned her Baccalaureate Degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Northridge, and she has earned her Masters Degree from National University in Counseling Psychology. She has recently released three books: "Blu' Tonic Relationships", "White For One Night", and "The Willis Mitchell Story". These books are striking the publics interests and are great resources for Black History.

The Silver Branch

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429934671

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9680

DOWNLOAD NOW »
More than a century after The Eagle of the Ninth leaves off, two cousins join the Roman side in the fight against a tyrannical British emperor.

The Know-It-All

One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World

Author: A. J. Jacobs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743272609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 3065

DOWNLOAD NOW »
33,000 pages 44 million words 10 billion years of history 1 obsessed man Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica from A to Z. To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education, A.J. Jacobs sets for himself the daunting task of reading all thirty-two volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His wife, Julie, tells him it's a waste of time, his friends believe he is losing his mind, and his father, a brilliant attorney who had once attempted the same feat and quit somewhere around Borneo, is encouraging but, shall we say, unconvinced. With self-deprecating wit and a disarming frankness, The Know-It-All recounts the unexpected and comically disruptive effects Operation Encyclopedia has on every part of Jacobs's life -- from his newly minted marriage to his complicated relationship with his father and the rest of his charmingly eccentric New York family to his day job as an editor at Esquire. Jacobs's project tests the outer limits of his stamina and forces him to explore the real meaning of intelligence as he endeavors to join Mensa, win a spot on Jeopardy!, and absorb 33,000 pages of learning. On his journey he stumbles upon some of the strangest, funniest, and most profound facts about every topic under the sun, all while battling fatigue, ridicule, and the paralyzing fear that attends his first real-life responsibility -- the impending birth of his first child. The Know-It-All is an ingenious, mightily entertaining memoir of one man's intellect, neuroses, and obsessions and a soul-searching, ultimately touching struggle between the all-consuming quest for factual knowledge and the undeniable gift of hard-won wisdom.

Hiking Through

Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail

Author: Paul V. Stutzman

Publisher: BookPros, LLC

ISBN: 0984076050

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 309

View: 1897

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The author discusses his decision to quit his job following the death of his wife and embark on thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, and describes his experiences and the revelations that came to him while on the nearly five-month-long trek.

Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture E-Book

Author: Angela Hicks,John Hicks,Peter Mole

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044482

Category: Medical

Page: 420

View: 8046

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This exciting new edition of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture gives a clear, detailed, and accessible presentation of the main features of constitutional Five Element acupuncture. It covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. After examining the Elements themselves and the functions of the Organs, the book explores the basis of diagnosis in Five Element acupuncture, possible blocks to treatment and the treatment itself. It puts this style of treatment into the context of other styles of acupuncture treatment — especially Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it is used in the West today. Features The Five Elements referred to in the title are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Gives a clear, detailed and accessible presentation of the main features of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture treatment. Covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. Includes an unambiguous description of the principle aspects of diagnosis within a system, ironing out inconsistencies often present in discussions of these aspects. This edition has been thoroughly revised throughout and includes a new and improved colour page design. Quotes from the foreword to the first edition by Peter Eckman, San Francisco: "...the authors have shown how their approach can even integrate with TCM findings to treat patients more completely and rapidly. As the case histories illustrate, Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture is a style of practice that is second to none, and this innovative text is an excellent resource for learning it"