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20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed

Title : 20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed
Author : Sherrie Eldridge
Publisher: Delta
Total pages: 320 pages
ISBN: 9780440338987

Do I have what it takes to be a successful adoptive parent? Does my child consider me a successful parent? Will I ever hear my rebellious teen say, “I love you”? What tools do I need to succeed? In her groundbreaking first book, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, Sherrie Eldridge gave voice to the very real concerns of adopted children, whose unique perspectives offered unprecedented insight. In this all-new companion volume, Eldridge goes beyond those insights and shifts her focus to parents, offering them much-needed encouragement and hope. Speaking from her own experience as an adoptee and an expert in the field of adoption, Eldridge shares proven strategies and the moving narratives of nearly one hundred adoptive families, helping parents gain a deeper understanding of what is normal, both for their children and themselves. By first strengthening yourself as a parent, you’ll be able to truly listen to your child, and to connect with him on every level, by opening the channels of communication and keeping them open forever. Then you and your child can grow closer through the practical exercises at the end of every chapter. Discover how to • be confident that your role in your child’s life is vital and irreplaceable • pass on the legacy of healthy self-care by assessing and regulating your stress • communicate unconditional love to your child • talk candidly with your child about her adoption and her birth family • teach your family how to respond positively to insensitive remarks about adoption • connect with other adoptive families–and build a support network • plus learn to become a “warrior” parent…settle the “real parent” question…cope with emotional triggers–what to do when you “lose it” . . . celebrate the miracle of your family…and much more From the Trade Paperback edition.

Getting things done

Title : Getting things done
Author : David Allen
Publisher: A.W. Bruna LeV.
Total pages: N.A pages
ISBN: 9044973797

‘Mijn favoriet over het organiseren van je leven: Getting Things Done helpt je om nieuwe mentale vaardigheden te ontwikkelen die je nodig hebt in een tijd van multitasken en informatiestress.’ – The Wall Street Journal ‘Getting Things Done beschrijft een ongelooflijk praktische methode die drukke mensen weer controle geeft over hun leven. Het kan je helpen om succesvoller te worden. En belangrijker, het kan je helpen om een gelukkiger leven te leiden.’ – Marshall Goldsmith, auteur van Tot hier en nu verder!

Things and More Things

Title : Things and More Things
Author : Ivan T. Sanderson
Total pages: 192 pages
ISBN: 9781931882781

A reprint of the complete collection of the intriguing Things and More Things, now in one volume -- a marvelous book of the amazing, the astonishing and the abnormal, fantastic phenomena which remain unexplainedand undeniedby science. For over 30 years Ivan T. Sanderson collected and studied reports of the curious and uncanny from all over the world, including: Flying Saucers and UFO nests Animal ESP and Telepathic Ants Rocks that Singand Kill Abominable Snowmen in Europe and America Water Monsters, including giant eels and neodinosaurs Giant Skulls Frozen Mammoths, and much, much more! With fascinating factual stories of weird creatures and mysterious occurrences which haunt history and legend, chapters include: Globsters, Lake Monsters, Ringing Rocks, The Toonijuk, Light Wheels, Suspended Animation, Maverick Moas, Giant Skulls, Vile Vortices, Rockets and Rackets, Mechanical Dowsing and much more.

All Things in the Bible

Title : All Things in the Bible
Author : Nancy M. Tischler
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total pages: 747 pages
ISBN: 0313014256

Great Books About Things Kids Love

Title : Great Books About Things Kids Love
Author : Kathleen Odean
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Total pages: 464 pages
ISBN: 0307485625

BOOKS THAT TURN CHILDREN INTO LIFE-LONG READERS! Most children want to read a book because it's about something they love or are curious about--dinosaurs, magic tricks, ballerinas, sports, secret codes, and a host of other topics. Now with this unique book, Kathleen Odean, current chair of the Newberry Award committee and author of Great Books for Girls and Great Books for Boys, makes it easy for parents and teachers to satisfy a child's individual cravings for good reading on any subject. Inside you'll discover ¸ More than 750 books divided into 55 categories, from Airplanes to Zoos ¸ Professional appraisals that are balanced, intelligent, and fun to read ¸ Stimulating book-related activities and helpful tips for parents Whether the format is picture book, poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, here are wonderful selections like Why Does the Cat Do That? and Exploring the Titanic . . . tried and true characters, from the beloved aardvarks Arthur and D.W. to the hilarious Junie B. Jones and the courageous Harry Potter . . . new heroes and heroines to cheer for such as Katherine Paterson's Princess Miranda from The Wide-Awake Princess and the exciting Jack Black from Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves by Carol Hughes. Great Books About Things Kids Love creates a book-rich environment in which the habit of reading can take hold and flourish for a lifetime. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Wonderful Things

Title : Wonderful Things
Author : Liz James
Publisher: Routledge
Total pages: 328 pages
ISBN: 9781409455141

The essays collected in this book were delivered at the XLII Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, held in London in 2009 to accompany the exhibition Byzantium 330-1453, at the Royal Academy. The exhibition was one of the most ambitious and complex exhibitions ever mounted at the Royal Academy, as well as one of the most popular, and the overall aim of the book is to reflect on the exhibition of Byzantine art, both as an academic and popular exercise, and through the choice and discussion of individual objects. Exhibitions present a very different picture of Byzantium and its culture from works of history. The choices of object for display, their arrangement, and the underlying aims of exhibition curators and designers mean that every exhibition presents a different picture of Byzantium. Particular emphases can be placed, whether on everyday life or high court culture; Constantinople or the provinces; or claims of continuity or change over the Byzantine millennium. The essays explore aspects of the image of Byzantium that results from these choices. Given the enormous popularity of exhibitions of Byzantine objects (continued after the completion of this volume by exhibitions in Paris, Bonn and Istanbul), art has become one of the most popular and accessible means of popularizing Byzantium to a wide public audience. Hitherto there has been no general consideration of either the historiography of Byzantine exhibitions or the ways in which they have been set up to present different aspects of Byzantine culture to an academic and general public. The essays are divided into 3 sections: Exhibiting Byzantium sets the 2009 exhibition into the context of other exhibitions of Byzantine art and considers the issues involved in curating and viewing such major collections of medieval art; Object Lessons offers a set of studies of individual objects that were in the exhibition; Byzantium through its Art moves to consider Byzantine art more widely, thinking about the different ways in which objects can be used to study Byzantine culture and society. These are preceded by an introduction by the editors which sets the volume in context.

More Things in Heaven and Earth

Title : More Things in Heaven and Earth
Author : Benjamin Bederson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total pages: 841 pages
ISBN: 1461215129

The 20th century has been the century of unparalleled scientific advances fuelled primarily by discoveries made by physicists. The century also represents the life span of the American Physical Society, not coincidentally, and to celebrate both its own centennial and this remarkable century, the APS has prepared this book highlighting the seminal discoveries of the 20th century, with invited articles by the world's most eminent living physicists, including 12 physics Nobel Prize winners. Some 40 chapters cover a broad range of topics in physics written in an engaging and personal style. While the technical level is high, these are not review articles, but rather perspectives on discoveries written by those scientists most closely associated with the original work, as well as future directions of research.

101 Things You Should Do Before Going to Heaven

Title : 101 Things You Should Do Before Going to Heaven
Author : David Bordon,Tom Winters
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total pages: 300 pages
ISBN: 0446551139

This lively compilation of great ideas accompanied by an encouraging word of instruction can help you begin living a more adventurous, fulfilling, and happy life. One day your soul will leave your earthy body and your eternal life will begin. For the Christian, what a wonderful day that will be! Until then . . . ask yourself, are you making the most of your life here on earth, savoring each moment of beauty, joy, and love? Start now and you'll have plenty of time to try each of the 101 fascinating suggestions presented in this unique book, 101 THINGS TO DO BEFORE GOING TO HEAVEN. It could be the most meaningful fun you'll have this side of eternity.

Changing the Little Things

Title : Changing the Little Things
Author : J. L. Manning
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Total pages: 228 pages
ISBN: 1426930402

This is the story of a fictional author who has a really different idea for a new book. Now, this author is pretty well off, but he has an idea of how to change things in his life. He feels that his life is good, so he writes a book about this idea. This fictional author goes online to a blog site where people complain about their own lives. The author invites eleven people to a private chat room to introduce his idea to them. They meet three nights a week to talk about the topics that are of interest to them: family, work, and friends. These are the topics that the bloggers would like to have an effect on. Will their active blogging on these topics have a profound effect upon their lives? Changing the Little Things, which is written primarily in blog format, contains twelve unfinished stories that are relevant to most people today. In these stories, the author points out how to find the little things in life and how to affect them to cause great change.

New Thought Collection: Volume 3/5 - Master Key System, Mental Chemistry, You, Power of the Thought, Think and Grow Rich, Creative Mind, Science of Mind, Creative Mind and Success, Pragmatism, Thoughts Are Things

Title : New Thought Collection: Volume 3/5 - Master Key System, Mental Chemistry, You, Power of the Thought, Think and Grow Rich, Creative Mind, Science of Mind, Creative Mind and Success, Pragmatism, Thoughts Are Things
Author : Various Authors
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total pages: N.A pages
ISBN: 1105835154

Volume 3 of this collections contains: Emile Coue - Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion; F.V.R Dey - The Magic Story; Henry Drummond - Natural Law in the Spiritual World and The Greatest Thing in the World; Theron Q. Dumont - The Power of Concentration; Charles F. Haanel - You, Mental Chemistry and The Master Key System; H. T. Hamblin - The Power Of Thought; Napoleon Hill - Think and Grow Rich. New Thought promotes the ideas that "Infinite Intelligence" or "God" is ubiquitous, spirit is the totality of real things, true human selfhood is divine, divine thought is a force for good, sickness originates in the mind, and "right thinking" has a healing effect. This collection contains the greatest works of the New Thought Movement - books that inspired Rhonda Byrne, Neale Donald Walsch and many other authors of inpirational self-help books.

The Meaning of Things

Title : The Meaning of Things
Author : A.C. Grayling
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total pages: 224 pages
ISBN: 1780221169

A refreshing distillation of insights into the human condition, by one of the best-known and most popular philosophers in the UK. Thinking about life, what it means and what it holds in store does not have to be a despondent experience, but rather can be enlightening and uplifting. A life truly worth living is one that is informed and considered so a degree of philosophical insight into the inevitabilities of the human condition is inherently important and such an approach will help us to deal with real personal dilemmas. This book is an accessible, lively and thought-provoking series of linked commentaries, based on A. C. Grayling's 'The Last Word' column in the GUARDIAN. Its aim is not to persuade readers to accept one particular philosophical point of view or theory, but to help us consider the wonderful range of insights which can be drawn from an immeasurably rich history of philosophical thought. Concepts covered include courage, love, betrayal, ambition, cruelty, wisdom, passion, beauty and death. This will be a wonderfully stimulating read and act as an invaluable guide as to what is truly important in living life, whether facing success, failure, justice, wrong, love, loss or any of the other profound experience life throws out.

The Mystery of Things

Title : The Mystery of Things
Author : A.C. Grayling
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total pages: 240 pages
ISBN: 0297865684

Following the huge success of THE MEANING OF THINGS and THE REASON OF THINGS, a third collection of bestselling essays from Britain's top philosopher. 'Human genius has done much, and promises much, in the way of removing the mystery from many things in our world; at the same time it recognises and honours the mystery in things too.' In this collection A.C. Grayling extends the range of his previous two books to show how much understanding people can gain about themselves and their world by reflecting on the lessons offered by science, the arts (including literature) and history. Covering subjects as diverse as Jane Austen's EMMA, the Rosetta Stone, Shakespeare, the Holocaust, quantum physics, Galileo, and even alien abductions, A..C. Grayling's latest collection is a rich source for reflection and contemplation over the mysteries of life.

The Reason of Things

Title : The Reason of Things
Author : A.C. Grayling
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total pages: 256 pages
ISBN: 0297865668

The follow-up to THE MEANING OF THINGS which continues A.C. Grayling's philosophical journey through life The most important question we can ask ourselves is: what kind of life is the best? This is the same as asking: How does one give meaning to one's life? How can one justify one's existence and make it worthwhile? How does one make experience valuable, and keep growing and learning in the process - and through this learning acquire a degree of understanding of oneself and the world? A civilised society is one which never ceases debating with itself about what human life should best be. Some would, with justice, say that if we want ours to be such a society we must all contribute to that discussion. This book is, with appropriate diffidence, such a contribution. It consists of a collection of Grayling's regular 'Last Word' columns in the Guardian. This time topics include Suicide, Deceit, Luxury, Profit, Marriage, Meat-eating, Liberty, Slavery, Protest, Guns and War.

The Heart of Things

Title : The Heart of Things
Author : A.C. Grayling
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total pages: 288 pages
ISBN: 0297865641

The new bestseller from one of Britain's most pre-eminent philosophers and arguably the best known, A.C. Grayling Everyone wishes to live a life that is satisfying and fulfilling, in which there is achievement and pleasure, and which has the respect of people one, in turn, respects. And one of the fundamentals to living such a life is to reflect on the choices we make. In this new collection, A.C. Grayling invites the reader into a conversation with ideas. From personal questions about happiness and quality of life to wider public concerns such as war and democracy, these essays provide a springboard to thought and to exploring what is best about the human heart and mind.

The Form of Things

Title : The Form of Things
Author : A.C. Grayling
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total pages: 256 pages
ISBN: 0297865676

The bestseller from our pre-eminent philosopher, A.C. Grayling 'Grief and loneliness, depression, despair and failure - those things are the common human lot at least at times in all our lives'. Yet it is philosophy which, while not providing an answer to these problems, can enable us to prepare for them, and create strategies with which to deal with them. It is only through reflecting upon the world around us, reading, thinking, questioning, enjoying, that we can inculcate understanding, tolerance and importantly the courage to live our lives. It is our responsibility to live such 'considered lives' and to realise that we are authors of a narrative that can be shaped and controlled. This is the fifth in a series of essay miscellanies from our foremost philosopher A.C. Grayling, reflecting upon the form of our world and its multiplicity. The essays are grouped by theme into reflections upon life and the standards we live by, including vivid polemics and perceptive pieces on significant thinkers, contemporary rights and liberties issues. This book brilliantly articulates the philosophical debate and reflection that is needed to prepare us for life in the twenty-first century.

The Challenge of Things

Title : The Challenge of Things
Author : A. C. Grayling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total pages: 320 pages
ISBN: 1408864630

A. C. Grayling's lucid and stimulating books, based on the idea that philosophy should engage with the world and make itself useful, are immensely popular. The Challenge of Things joins earlier collections like The Reason of Things and Thinking of Answers, but this time to collect Grayling's recent writings on the world in a time of war and conflict. In describing and exposing the dark side of things, he also explores ways out of the habits and prejudices of mind that would otherwise trap us forever in the deadly impasses of conflicts of all kinds. Whether he is writing about the First World War and its legacy, free speech, the advantages of an atheist prime minister or the role of science in the arts, his essays are always enlightening, enlivening and hopeful.

Dirty Pretty Things

Title : Dirty Pretty Things
Author : Michael Faudet
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total pages: 288 pages
ISBN: 1449481140

He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships, and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes, and little short stories. Michael lives in a house by the sea in New Zealand with his girlfriend, international bestselling author, Lang Leav.

Dirty Pretty Things

Title : Dirty Pretty Things
Author : Nobuyoshi Araki
Publisher: Power House Books
Total pages: 229 pages
ISBN: 9781576873588

Photographic record of a trip from London to Paris.

"Trading Organs against Passports" - The Search for Identity in Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

Title : "Trading Organs against Passports" - The Search for Identity in Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Author : Sebastian Oehme
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Total pages: 25 pages
ISBN: 3640602838

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Technical University of Chemnitz (Anglistik / Amerikanistik), course: Hauptseminar: Postcolonialism in the Metropolis, language: English, abstract: The 20th century is often referred to as the century of rising cities and of an urbanisation of society due to factors like the Industrialisation, which had a tremendous influence on society. In the beginning 21st century, those developments have even gained in speed and dimension, while further impacts and consequences of this process can only vaguely be anticipated. Moreover, the term ‘globalisation’ can literally be found at every corner. As a result of this long-lasting trend, huge metropolises have been constructed all over the globe. One of them, namely London, will be in the centre of this term paper. Yet, the focus will lie more on some individuals than on the great mass of people living in such a city, as I will examine the portrayal of the main protagonists of the movie titled Dirty Pretty Things (2002), directed by Stephen Frears. I am going to analyse the movie, which must be seen just like any other literary genre, with the focus on its content. The drama Dirty Pretty Things portraits the faith of undocumented – and hence illegal – immigrants to Great Britain and their gloomy everyday-life with an ever insecure future of being allowed to stay in their chosen residence or not. Always hiding and being forced to adapt to other lifestyles with different customs, traditions, or a different language – or generally speaking, another culture – their identity is put into question. Being deeply despaired and seeing no other chances for an improved life, some even risk to sacrifice a kidney for the opportunity of a passport, which is the main issue of Dirty Pretty Things. Can the protagonists Okwe and Senay cope with those difficult circumstances? And how does their identity develop in such an environment of exploitation and assimilation? Can they maintain their cultural roots and form a diaspora, or will they break to pieces under the immense pressure surrounding them?