So That's What's Happening

An Illustrated Guide to Your Changing Body

Author: Gina Dawson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921024610

Category: Adolescence

Page: 44

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As children begin puberty younger than ever before, some as young as 8 years old, So That's What's Happening! is a book that provides accurate, fun & age appropriate information about the changes which lie ahead. Suitable for boys and girls of any age, it presents an excellent introduction to puberty for the younger reader as well as the late starter. So That's What's Happening! covers the physical changes of puberty including why people change from child to adult, when & how the changes begin, hormones, changes to body shapes and sizes for boys and girls, growing hair, changing voices, hygiene, pimples, the male and female reproductive systems and how they work, internal body changes, eggs, sperm and how they meet, periods, erections, wet dreams, keeping healthy, moods, feelings, choices and even getting along with parents. Illustrations (by Alexandra Mankiewicz) are appealing, easily understood and fun whilst the text is positive and reassuring.

Furcht

Trump im Weißen Haus

Author: Bob Woodward

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644002738

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

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Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.

Between History and Tomorrow

Making and Breaking Everyday Life in Rural Newfoundland

Author: Gerald M. Sider

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781551115177

Category: History

Page: 344

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"This is what anthropology should be and the way ethnography should be done." - Gavin Smith, University of Toronto

Proceedings of the National Energy Modeling System Conference

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788103155

Category:

Page: 1027

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Provides potential users of the Nat. Energy Modeling System under development a detailed look at the components of the new modeling system, and affords the opportunity for critical analysis of the system by recognized experts in the modeling field and input from potential users about how the system can best address their needs. Covers: oil and gas, renewable fuels, electricity planning, petroleum markets, gas transmission and distribution, coal supply and coal synthetics, transport. demand, oil supply, and more. Charts and tables. Over 80 presentations.

Total normal

Was du schon immer über Sex wissen wolltest

Author: Robie Harris,Michael Emberley

Publisher: Beltz & Gelberg

ISBN: 9783407753618

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 98

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Liebe und Sex sind Themen, die Kinder an der Grenze zur Pubertät brennend interessieren. »Total normal« erklärt, informiert und regt zu gemeinsamen Gesprächen über den Körper an. Wie verändert sich mein Körper, wenn ich größer werde? Was passiert bei der ersten Periode oder dem ersten Samenerguss? Wie entsteht eigentlich ein Baby? »Total normal« sind alle diese Fragen und genauso selbstverständlich, offen und sensibel gibt dieses Buch Antworten auf das, was Mädchen und Jungen schon immer über Sex wissen wollten. Dass es dabei niemals peinlich wird, dafür sorgen die beiden Comicfiguren, die mit humorvollen Dialogen durchs Buch führen.

Imagining Medea

Rhodessa Jones and Theater for Incarcerated Women

Author: Rena Fraden

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469610973

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This ain't no Dreamgirls," Rhodessa Jones warns participants in the Medea Project, the theater program for incarcerated women that she founded and directs. Her expectations are grounded in reality, tempered, for example, by the fact that women are the fastest growing population in U.S. prisons. Still, Jones believes that by engaging incarcerated women in the process of developing and staging dramatic works based on their own stories, she can push them toward tapping into their own creativity, confronting the problems that landed them in prison, and taking control of their lives. Rena Fraden chronicles the collaborative process of transforming incarcerated women's stories into productions that incorporate Greek mythology, hip-hop music, dance, and autobiography. She captures a diverse array of voices, including those of Jones and other artists, the sheriff and prison guards, and, most vividly, the women themselves. Through compelling narrative and thoughtful commentary, Fraden investigates the Medea Project's blend of art and activism and considers its limits and possibilities for enacting social change. Rhodessa Jones is co-artistic director of the San Francisco-based performance company Cultural Odyssey and founder of the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women. An award-winning performer, she has taught at the Yale School of Drama and the New College of California.

Survivors of Slavery

Modern-Day Slave Narratives

Author: Laura T. Murphy

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231535759

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Slavery is not a crime confined to the far reaches of history. It is an injustice that continues to entrap twenty-seven million people across the globe. Laura Murphy offers close to forty survivor narratives from Cambodia, Ghana, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United States, detailing the horrors of a system that forces people to work without pay and against their will, under the threat of violence, with little or no means of escape. Representing a variety of circumstances in diverse contexts, these survivors are the Frederick Douglasses, Sojourner Truths, and Olaudah Equianos of our time, testifying to the widespread existence of a human rights tragedy and the urgent need to address it. Through storytelling and firsthand testimony, this anthology shapes a twenty-first-century narrative that many believe died with the end of slavery in the Americas. Organized around such issues as the need for work, the punishment of defiance, and the move toward activism, the collection isolates the causes, mechanisms, and responses to slavery that allow the phenomenon to endure. Enhancing scholarship in women's studies, sociology, criminology, law, social work, and literary studies, the text establishes a common trajectory of vulnerability, enslavement, captivity, escape, and recovery, creating an invaluable resource for activists, scholars, legislators, and service providers.

Traveling Sprinkler

A Novel

Author: Nicholson Baker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698154029

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Paul Chowder, the poet protagonist of Nicholson Baker’s widely acclaimed novel The Anthologist, is turning fifty-five and missing his ex-girlfriend, Roz, rather desperately. As he approaches the dreaded birthday, Paul is uninspired by his usual artistic outlet (although he’s pleased that his poetry anthology, Only Rhyme, is selling “steadily”). Putting aside poetry in favor of music, and drawing on his classical bassoon training, Paul turns instead to his new acoustic guitar with one goal in mind: to learn songwriting. As he struggles to come to terms with the horror of America’s drone wars and Roz’s recent relationship with a local NPR radio host, Paul fills his days with Quaker meetings, Planet Fitness workouts, and some experiments with tobacco. Written in Baker’s beautifully unconventional prose, and scored with musical influences from Debussy to Tracy Chapman to Paul himself, Traveling Sprinkler is an enchanting, hilarious—and very necessary—novel by one of the most beloved and influential writers today.

Travelling Sprinkler

Author: Nicholson Baker

Publisher: Serpent's Tail

ISBN: 1782830766

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

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Paul Chowder is a poet, but he's fallen out of love with writing poems. He hasn't fallen out of love with his ex-girlfriend Roz, though. In fact he misses her desperately. As he struggles to come to terms with Roz's new relationship with a doctor, Paul turns to his acoustic guitar for comfort and inspiration, and fills his days writing protest songs, going to Quaker meetings, struggling through Planet Fitness workouts, wondering if he could become a techno DJ, and experimenting with becoming a cigar smoker. Written in Baker's beautifully unconventional prose, and scored with musical influences from Debussy to Tracy Chapman to Paul himself, Travelling Sprinkler is an enchanting, hilarious, and deeply necessary novel. 'I think the job of the novelist is to write about interesting things, including things that might not seem all that interesting at first glance, and to offer evidence that life is worth living' Nicholson Baker

The Legion Companion

Author: Glen Cadigan

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905221

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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"A comprehensive look at the history of the 30th century's greatest super-hero team! Beginning with their early days in Adventure Comics, it features in-depth interviews with the people responsible for the Legion, including silver age greats Al Plastino, Jim Mooney, and Jim Shooter, plus newer creators like Dave Cockrum, Mike Grell, Jim Starlin, Jim Sherman, Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, Mark Waid, and many more."--back cover.

Language in Use Pre-Intermediate Self-study Workbook

Author: Adrian Doff,Christopher Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521774062

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 88

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Presents a four-level course, each comprising about 80 hours of class work, with time for self-study work. The Teacher's Book contains the pages from the Classroom Book, with teaching notes including optional activities for different abilities. This title also has a video to accompany the beginner, pre-intermediate and intermediate levels.

Researching Second Language Learning and Teaching from a Psycholinguistic Perspective

Studies in Honour of Danuta Gabryś-Barker

Author: Dagmara Gałajda,Paweł Zakrajewski,Mirosław Pawlak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331931954X

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This edited collection explores the processes of second language learning and teaching from a psycholinguistic perspective. Authored by leading experts in the field, the book includes studies focusing on theoretical, empirical and practical aspects of second and foreign language education. Part One offers contributions devoted to a range of learner-related factors, dealing with affective and cognitive variables, the process of reading and the acquisition of lexis. Part Two brings together papers related to teacher awareness of second language instruction that focus on conversational styles, fostering intercultural pragmatics, teacher job satisfaction, the development of instructional materials and challenges of teacher training in different contexts. It is of interest to researchers as well as graduate and postgraduate students seeking fresh inspirations for their own empirical investigations of the ways in which second and foreign languages are taught and learned.

Collected Jack Kirby Collector

Author: John Morrow,Jack Kirby

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905320

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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For the Kirby fans who can't get enough, this volume reprints issues of The Jack Kirby Collector, the highly-acclaimed magazine for Kirby fans. Included are the Tough Guys issue, the DC and Marvel theme issues, and a special issue detailing the intricacies of Jack's art! Also included is a new special section with over 30 pieces of Kirby art never before published, including Jack's uninked pencils from New Gods, Mister Miracle, Forever People, Jimmy Olsen, Kamandi, Captain America, The Silver Surfer, OMAC, and more! It features interviews with Kirby, Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Will Eisner, Neal Adams, nearly the whole Marvel Bullpen, and other Kirby collaborators! Plus there's page after page of rare Kirby art, much in its original pencil form. It's a colossal celebration of the most acclaimed creator in comics: Jack Kirby!

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 0312703724

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, 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: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and 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.

Nochita

Author: Dia Felix

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872866130

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

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A poetic, stylistically daring debut novel, by turns hallucinatory and darkly funny. Nochita's coming-of-age is tender, fierce, and unforgettable.

Through it All I've Always Laughed

Memoirs of Count Arthur Strong

Author: Count Arthur Strong

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571303404

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Count Arthur Strong tells the story of his extraordinary journey from his humble early years as the only son of contortionist in wartime Doncaster to the dizzy heights and excesses of fame as one of the shining lights of popular entertainment. Count Arthur Strong is a show business legend, after-dinner speaker and a leading authority on Ancient Egypt, having been stationed there during his nation service. He has countless friends in the showbiz world. People like Barry Cryer, the white haired one with glasses off 'I'm Sorry I Haven't Got A Clue' and 'Jokers Wild'. This is his first volume, of what he believes may be a 6 volume collection, of his memoirs. He has a few select dates still available for anything (except window cleaning) and is represented, (if you can call it that) by Richard Daws at Komedia Entertainment. (Or if you want to go directly through me and pay cash, I can do that as well.) (In fact I prefer that.) Thank you.

What Makes You Grateful?

Voices From Around The World

Author: Anne Kubitsky

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493001949

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 2006

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What began as a personal pick-me-up quickly became a feel-good phenomenon, tapping into the power of gratitude. In October 2011, Kubitsky began asking, "What makes you grateful?" and invited people to write or draw a glimmer of gladness on a postcard and mail it back to her. Placing blank invitation cards in public places like college cafeterias, post offices, parks, community centers, libraries, and cafes, she attempted to engage the community at large. Since then, she has received thousands of responses from all over the globe. In this beautiful book, Kubitsky shares a selection of submissions, including stunning artwork, heartbreaking stories, and sincere expressions of gratitude. From cupcakes to lightning strikes, this feel-good book gives voice to gratitude and the simple pleasures that make life great. If you like PostSecret, The Book of Awesome, or Chicken Soup for the Soul, start smiling. This book is all three wrapped into one!

Bertie Plays The Blues

7

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405511230

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Even down to its well-set Georgian townhouses, Edinburgh is a hymn to measure and harmony. But on Scotland Street, domestic accord is in short supply. Matthew and Elspeth welcome three new arrivals, though the joys of multiple parenthood are somewhat lost due to sleep deprivation and the difficulties of telling their brood apart. Angus and Domenica are to marry, and Domenica has ambitious and disturbing plans for their living arrangements, especially when it appears that Antonia, in Italy recuperating from Stendhal Syndrome, may not return. And little Bertie, feeling blue, puts himself up for adoption on eBay. Can Edinburgh's most deliciously dysfunctional residents forsake discord and learn to dance to the same happy tune?

Faschismus

Eine Warnung

Author: Madeleine Albright

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832184104

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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»Manche mögen dieses Buch und besonders seinen Titel alarmierend finden. Gut!« MADELEINE ALBRIGHT Weltweit kommt es zu einem Wiedererstarken anti-demokratischer, repressiver und zerstörerischer Kräfte. Die ehemalige amerikanische Außenministerin Madeleine Albright zeigt, welche großen Ähnlichkeiten diese mit dem Faschismus des 20. Jahrhunderts haben. Die faschistischen Tendenzen treten wieder in Erscheinung und greifen in Europa, Teilen Asiens und den Vereinigten Staaten um sich. Albrights Familie stammt aus Prag und floh zweimal: zuerst vor den Nationalsozialisten, später vor dem kommunistischen Regime. Auf Grundlage dieser Erlebnisse und der Erfahrungen, die sie im Laufe ihrer diplomatischen Karriere sammelte, zeichnet sie die Gründe für die Rückkehr des Faschismus nach. Sie identifiziert die Faktoren, die zu seinem Aufstieg beitragen und warnt eindringlich vor den Folgen. Doch Madeleine Albright bietet auch klare Lösungsansätze an, etwa die Veränderung der Arbeitsbedingungen und das Verständnis für die Bedürfnisse der Menschen nach Kontinuität und moralischer Beständigkeit. Sie zeigt, dass allein die Demokratie politische und gesellschaftliche Konflikte mit Rationalität und offenen Diskussionen lösen kann.

A New Dawn for the New Left

Liberation News Service, Montague Farm, and the Long Sixties

Author: B. Slonecker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137280832

Category: History

Page: 267

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This book examines the underground Liberation News Service and the commune Montague Farm to trace the evolution of the New Left after 1968. In the process, it extends the chronological breadth of the long Sixties, rethinks the relationship between political and cultural radicalism, and explores the relationships between diverse social movements.