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A Tobacco Farmers Daughter

  10/02/2012       galaxy4      0 Comments

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A Tobacco Farmers Daughter
 
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Linda Hamlett Childress

This book contains a collection of homespun tobacco farm stories of the 60s and 70s from a daughters perspective. Nestled between the tobacco stories are stories of just plain rural living. Memories from having no indoor plumbing to chopping weeds in the fields. If you are a tobacco farmers daughter you will find your own self and your own life in these stories. For others, enjoy a walk with me down memory lane.

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Voluntary Organizations and Innovation in Public Services

  10/02/2012       Edap1      0 Comments

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Voluntary Organizations and Innovation in Public Services
 
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Stephen P. Osborne

This volume uses original research to assess the innovative capacity of voluntary organizations. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding the innovative capacity of voluntary organizations, empirical evidence detailing the nature and extent of innovation, an analysis of successful innovators and innovations in personal social services, the applicability of the for-profit model of innovation to non-profit organizations, and an account of the contingent nature of voluntary organizations relationship to their external environment and particularly their main funders. The development of a theory of innovation in non-market and non-profit conditions makes this volume an important addition to organizational studies literature.

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Lightning Conductors and Lightning Guards

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Lightning Conductors and Lightning Guards
 
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Oliver Lodge

As a result of being asked to give public lectures on the subject, the eminent physicist Oliver Lodge (1851 1940) published in 1892 a pioneering study of the protection of buildings, cables and telegraphic instruments from the devastation caused by lightning strikes. This work led him almost immediately to the discovery of electromagnetic wave transmission and ultimately to the development of a version of radio telegraphy. Lodge also saw that many of the current theories about the nature of lightning were seriously in error, and his investigations led to a number of significant changes in the design of lightning conductors and lightning guards. Some of the methods and procedures that Lodge advocated have since become standard practice. They are described with Lodges characteristic flair and accompanied by a wealth of illustrations that give a fascinating insight into how contemporary scientists and engineers tackled this significant problem.

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Un Millennium Development Library: Whos Got the Power: Transforming Health Systems for Women and Children

  10/02/2012       kimowolf      0 Comments

The Millennium Development Goals, adopted at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000, are the worlds targets for dramatically reducing extreme poverty in its many dimensions by 2015?income poverty, hunger, disease, exclusion, lack of infrastructure and shelter?while promoting gender equality, education, health and environmental sustainability. These bold goals can be met in all parts of the world if nations follow through on their commitments to work together to meet them. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals offers the prospect of a more secure, just, and prosperous world for all. The UN Millennium Project was commissioned by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to develop a practical plan of action to meet the Millennium Development Goals. As an independent advisory body directed by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, the UN Millennium Project submitted its recommendations to the UN Secretary General in January 2005. The core of the UN Millennium Projects work has been carried out by 10 thematic Task Forces comprising more than 250 experts from around the world, including scientists, development practitioners, parliamentarians, policymakers, and representatives from civil society, UN agencies, the World Bank, the IMF, and the private sector. This report lays out the recommendations of the UN Millennium Project Task Force on Child and Maternal Health. The Task Force recommends the rapid and equitable scale-up of interventions like the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, the universal provision of emergency obstetric care, and sexual and reproductive health services and rights be provided through strengthened health systems. This will require that health systems be seen as social institutions to which all members of society have a fundamental right. This bold yet practical approach will enable every country to reduce the under-five mortality rate by two-thirds and the maternal mortality rate by three-quarters by 2015.

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The Development of the Polis in Archaic Greece

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The Development of the Polis in Archaic Greece
 
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Lynette Mitchell

The Greek polis has been arousing interest as a subject for study for a long time, but recent approaches have shown that it is a subject on which there are still important questions to be asked and worthwhile things to be said.This book contains a selection of essays which embody the results of the latest research, yet are presented so as to be accessible to non-specialist readers. Beyond the historical development of the Greek polis, the authors ask questions about the civic institutions of ancient Greece as a whole, and their relationships to each other. Questions of power, or the significance of a written code of law are discussed as well as the nature of Greek overseas settlements.The Development of the Greek Polis presents up-to-date research and asks up-to-date questions on various aspects of an important topic. It will be essential reading for all students and teachers of early Greek history and of the institutions of the ancient world.

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Dangerous People: Policy, Prediction, and Practice

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Dangerous People: Policy, Prediction, and Practice
 
by
Bernadette McSherry

Experienced legal academics and mental health professionals explore the current approaches to dangerousness and preventive detention. The defining characteristics of those deemed dangerous by society vary according to culture, place, and time, and the contributors to this text have gathered to analyze the policies and practices related to current out-groups such as sex offenders, suspected terrorists, and young offenders in the United States, Scotland, England, and Australia. Dangerous People is the result of their research, workshopping, and writing. The text is organized logically and begins with a section on Parameters that explores the international human rights and legal limitations related to preventive detention schemes. It moves on to Policy, where contributors examine legislative policy, and Prediction, or risk assessment, especially in terms of violent crimes in youth. The section on Practice focuses on recent schemes to prevent re-offending. This text is indispensible as a resource that deals with the practical issues surrounding preventive detention and supervision schemes, the assessment of the risk of future harm in offenders, and different programs and sentencing options for high-risk offenders with mental illnesses. It contains case examples that bring real-life issues to light and sets forth an agenda to provide effective ways to protect communities from harm.

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War, Citizenship, Territory

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War, Citizenship, Territory
 
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Deborah Cowen

For all too obvious reasons, war, empire, and military conflict have become extremely hot topics in the academy. Given the changing nature of war, one of the more promising areas of scholarly investigation has been the development of new theories of war and war s impact on society. War, Citizenship, Territory features 19 chapters that look at the impact of war and militarism on citizenship, whether traditional territorially-bound national citizenship or transnational citizenship. Cowen and Gilbert argue that while there has been an explosion of work on citizenship and territory, Western academia s avoidance of the immediate effects of war (among other things) has led them to ignore war, which they contend is both pervasive and well nigh permanent. This volume sets forth a new, geopolitically based theory of war s transformative role on contemporary forms of citizenship and territoriality, and includes empirical chapters that offer global coverage.

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My Wattpad Love(My Wattpad Love #1)

  10/02/2012       aireterno      0 Comments

OMG THIS WAS AMAAAZZING!I just recently joined Wattpad, so this was the first book I ever read on it.And ohmyholypancakeflipping goodness it was off the SHOW! I was just blown away! It had a little bit of course language spattered through it, but I was okay with that. The story was really well developed and, Im slightly ashamed to say, I have yet another book boyfriend.Evan Woods, welcome to the club ;)I found myself laughing and smiling the whole way through this, which earnt me weird looks from my mum, but whatever. Jules and Evans banter was just so heartwarming and hilarious, even when he was insulting her. I loved how his first message to her wasnt Youre cute or Hey sexy or anything insta-love like that- instead, their beautiful, one-of-a-kind relationship started with him insulting her :)Completely original, fallen in love, cant get past it and a must read and the re-read and re-re-read then re-re-re-read again. Thank you for such an amazing book Arix! 5 stars!

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Songs of the Unsung: The Musical and Social Journey of Horace Tapscott

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Songs of the Unsung: The Musical and Social Journey of Horace Tapscott
 
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Horace Tapscott

Songs of the Unsung is the autobiography of Los Angeles jazz musician and activist Horace Tapscott (1934-1999). A pianist who ardently believed in the power of music to connect people, Tapscott was a beloved and influential character who touched many yet has remained unknown to the majority of Americans. In addition to being his story, Songs of the Unsung is the story of Los Angeless cultural and political evolution over the last half of the twentieth century, of the origins of many of the most important avant-garde musicians still on the scene today, and of a rich and varied body of music. Tapscotts narrative covers his early life in segregated Houston, his move to California in 1943, life as a player in the Air Force band in the early fifties, and his travels with the Lionel Hampton Band. He reflects on how the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra (the Ark), an organization he founded in 1961 to preserve and spread African and African-American music, eventually became the Union of Gods Musicians and Artists Ascension-a group that not only performed musically but was active in the civil rights movement, youth education, and community programs. Songs of the Unsung also includes Tapscotts vivid descriptions of the Watts neighborhood insurrection of 1965 and the L.A. upheavals of 1992, interactions with both the Black Panthers and the L.A.P.D., his involvement in Motowns West Coast scene, the growth of his musical reputation abroad, and stories about many of his musician-activist friends, including Billy Higgins, Don Cherry, Buddy Collette, Arthur Blythe, Lawrence and Wilber Morris, Linda Hill, Elaine Brown, Stanley Crouch, and Sun Ra. With a foreword by Steven Isoardi, a brief introduction by actor William Marshall, a full discography of Tapscotts recordings, and many fine photographs, Songs of the Unsung is the inspiring story of one of Americas most unassuming twentieth-century heroes.

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