New Release Books by Jana

Jana is the author of Justice and Beauty in Muslim Marriage (2022), Midwood: Poems (2022), Foretold (2021), Lost Souls (2021), Swamp Sweets (2021) and other 396 books.

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Justice and Beauty in Muslim Marriage

release date: Nov 03, 2022
Justice and Beauty in Muslim Marriage
The model of marriage constructed in classical Islamic jurisprudence rests on patriarchal ethics that privilege men. This worldview persists in gender norms and family laws in many Muslim contexts, despite reforms introduced over the past few decades. In this volume, a diverse group of scholars explore how egalitarian marital relations can be supported from within Islamic tradition. Brought together by the Musawah movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family, they examine ethics and laws related to marriage and gender relations from the perspective of the Qur’an, Sunna, Muslim legal tradition, historical practices and contemporary law reform processes. Collectively they conceptualize how Muslim marriages can be grounded in equality, mutual well-being and the core Qur’anic principles of ‘adl (justice) and ihsan (goodness and beauty).

Midwood: Poems

release date: Aug 09, 2022
Midwood: Poems
Midwood is a restless and intimate volume from a poet James Wood has called “one of the most original voices of her generation.” In her third book, Jana Prikryl probes the notion of midlife, when past and future blur in the equidistance. Balancing formal innovation with deeply personal reflection, Midwood subtly but impiously explores love and sex and marriage and motherhood in plain, urgent language. Written for the most part early every morning over the course of a year, in all its changing seasons, Midwood includes a series of poems looking at and talking to trees; Prikryl’s careful attention to the ordinary world outside the window forms an alternative measure of time that leafs and ramifies. With their rapid shifts of scale and unusual directness, these poems find a new language for confronting our moment.

Foretold

release date: Nov 15, 2021
Foretold
Denver Beck knows his dark past must remain hidden if he ever hopes to become a master demon trapper. All that is in jeopardy when he returns home to face his dying mother. Despite her sadistic cruelty, Sadie Beck holds the greatest secret of all—the name of his father. But rural Georgia is much more than small towns, cottonfields and primordial swamps. Even with fellow trapper Riley Blackthorne watching his back, old enemies are eager to settle scores. His day of reckoning has come. Either Beck fights for his future, or his past will destroy him.

Lost Souls

release date: Dec 07, 2021
Lost Souls
As Atlanta''s lay exorcist, Simon Adler keeps innocent souls safe from Hell. He’s good at his job, so good that Lucifer wants him gone. When a powerful demon kidnaps three teens, Simon is tricked into bargaining his own soul to save them. Even worse, none of his demon trapping friends can help him. This time Simon’s truly on his own. Or is he? Katia Breman’s unexpected arrival in Atlanta is either a godsend, or part of the Prince’s infernal plan. Trust doesn''t come easy for this troubled demon trapper from Kansas, and now she’s stuck in a big city she doesn’t know, fighting Hellspawn she’s never seen before. Right or wrong, Katia will have to take a stand. If she sides with Simon Adler, someone she loves will die. If she betrays him, they’re all facing eternity in Hell.

Swamp Sweets

release date: Oct 04, 2021
Swamp Sweets
Just Desserts? It’s November in Sinful and everyone is gearing up for Thanksgiving. But when Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie bag a body on their turkey hunting trip, the quiet enjoyment of fall is over. No one really knew Miles Broussard well, and as he’d recently sold the building his business was in to retire in another state, no one could explain how he’d ended up murdered and dumped in the bayou. Ally Lemarque has been waiting her entire life to open her bakery, and that day finally arrived when she purchased the building from Miles. But when she visits the site late at night and interrupts an intruder, she comes away with a crack on her head and concerns about why someone would break into an empty building. Fortune doesn’t think for a minute that Miles’s murder and the attack on Ally are unrelated. And Swamp Team 3 won’t rest until they’re sure Ally is safe.

Every Age, Every Stage

release date: Oct 12, 2021
Every Age, Every Stage
Today’s parents feel ill-equipped to spiritually train and educate their preschoolers, elementary kids, and teenagers. Based on the principle that kids and teens learn and comprehend concepts differently as they grow in maturity, Every Age, Every Stage provides an age-suitable discipleship approach, equipping parents to teach their children biblical truths from the ten concept areas of God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Bible, Salvation, Creation, Church, People, Family, and Community and World. The wise discipleship plan presented in Every Age, Every Stage is known as the Levels of Biblical Learning©. This framework for babies through teens was developed over a period of several years by thought leaders in preschool, kids, student, and next-gen ministries. The Levels of Biblical Learning been taught at workshops, colleges, and seminaries, and incorporated in Bible Study curriculum. The book also will assist ministry leaders and teachers as they prepare a vision for their ministries and teach biblical concepts in the classroom, putting children and teens on the right path to a life of growth in biblical knowledge.

Repetitions in Gesture

release date: Sep 06, 2021
Repetitions in Gesture
Repetitive sequences play a major role as a pattern-building device and are a basic syntagmatic linguistic means on all language levels in spoken and signed languages. Little attention has been paid to investigating them in multimodal language use. Do gestures exhibit different types of repetitive sequences? Do they build complex units based on these types and if so, how is the pattern building to be described? How is the interrelation of gestural and spoken units in such complex units? Is it possible to identify repetitive patterns that are comparable to spoken and signed languages and/or patterns specific to the gestural modality? Based on a corpus-analysis of multimodal usage-events, 7 chapters explore gestural repetitions with regard to their structure, semantic and syntactic relevance for multimodal utterances, and cognitive saliency. Fine-grained cognitive-linguistic analyses of multimodal usage events reveal that gestural repetitions are not only a basic principle of building patterns in spoken and signed languages, but also in gestures. By addressing questions of mediality and multimodality of language-in-use, the book contributes to the investigation of repetition as a fundamental means of sign and meaning construction (crosscutting modalities) and enhances the understanding of the multimodal character of language in use.

Inquiry-Based Lessons in U.S. History

release date: Sep 03, 2021
Inquiry-Based Lessons in U.S. History
Inquiry-Based Lessons in U.S. History: Decoding the Past provides primary source lessons that focus on teaching U.S. history through inquiry to middle school students. Students will be faced with a question to answer or problem to solve and will examine primary sources for evidence to create hypothetical solutions. The chapters focus on key chronological periods (e.g., the Age of Exploration to the Civil Rights era) and follow the scope and sequence of major social studies textbooks, with activities linked to the U.S. History Content Standards and the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies. The three lesson plans in each chapter begin with an essential question that sets the focus for the primary sources and teaching strategies that follow. The lesson plans include differing types of primary sources such as photographs, speeches, political cartoons, historic maps, paintings, letters, and diary entries. Grades 5-8

The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Yoga

release date: Sep 01, 2021
The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Yoga
Discover the power and benefits of yoga for outdoor adventures. With The Outdoor Adventurer’s Guide to Yoga, athletes and explorers can tailor yoga practices to support performance, recovery, and longevity, no matter their sport. This fully illustrated guide covers the foundations of yoga, anatomy, alignment, breath work, and asana, then applies these practices specifically for hiking, backpacking, cycling, climbing, paddling, and snow sports. Incorporate yoga before, during, and after your backpacking trips and outdoor adventures for greater strength, balance, connection, and recovery. Understand the unique anatomical demands of backpacking, paddling, climbing, and more to address and prevent common overuse injuries. Learn 88 poses with detailed descriptions, instructive photos, modifications and tips. Follow 21 specific flows and postures of functional therapeutic benefit for backpackers, hikers, paddlers, cyclists, climbers, skiers, and snowboarders. Go beyond the physical and develop practices to support holistic health, mobility, and stability.

Backrush

release date: Jul 12, 2021
Backrush
The sea heals all things. Tempest Island has weathered the worst of storms and still stands proud, providing its residents with the healing power of the sea and sun. When Alayna Scott’s life falls spectacularly apart, both professionally and personally, the executive chef’s only thought is getting back home to the island and her aunt Bea. Between the two, she hopes to put the past behind her and figure out how to move forward. After being injured during a mission, Navy SEAL Luke Ryan is at a crossroads concerning his future and recognizes that his new neighbor is on a similar journey. But in addition to being in a state of flux, it’s clear to him that Alayna is worried about something besides her future, and Luke wonders what kind of secrets are behind the fear she’s trying to hide. When Alayna’s past comes rushing in, attempting to pull her under, Luke wants nothing more than to help her make it through this storm and on to calm waters. But are Luke and Tempest Island enough?

The Child and the World

release date: Jan 01, 2020
The Child and the World
However unthinkable child-soldiers may be within a generalized conception of childhood, they are not imaginary figures; rather, they are a constant in almost every armed conflict around the world. The participation of children in wars may question the idea of childhood as a "once-upon-a-time story with a happy and predictable ending," disrupting the (natural) idea of a protected and innocent childhood and also eliciting fear, uncertainty, revulsion, horror, and sorrow. Using the perspectives of both childhood studies and critical approaches to international relations, Jana Tabak explores the constructions of child-soldiers as "children at risk" and, at the same time, risky children. More specifically, The Child and the World aims both to problematize the boundaries that articulate child-soldiers as necessarily deviant and pathological in relation to "normal" children and to show how these specific limits participate in the (re)production and promotion of a particular version of the international political order. In this sense, the focus of this work is not on investigating child-soldiers'' lives and experiences per se but on their presumed threatening feature as they depart from the protected territory of childhood, disquieting everyday international life.

Clinico Radiological Series: Imaging of Chest Tumors

release date: Oct 03, 2019
Clinico Radiological Series: Imaging of Chest Tumors
Part of the Clinico Radiological Series, this book provides a multidisciplinary overview of diagnostic imaging of chest tumours. Divided into eight sections, the text begins with an introduction to imaging modalities. The following sections discuss imaging of different types of chest tumour – lung, plural and chest wall, and mediastinal – and management of lung carcinoma. The final section provides reporting and examination templates with questions and answers to allow radiologists to practise reporting techniques. Current classification, staging systems, management and complications are covered in depth and the layout of the text allows clinicians to understand both the clinical and radiological perspectives of each topic. The text is further enhanced by more than 1100 clinical photographs, diagrams and tables. Other titles in the Clinico Radiological Series include Temporal Bone Imaging (9789385891908), Imaging of Interstitial Lung Diseases (9789386322517), Sinonasal Imaging (9789352701711), and Imaging of Chest Infections (9789352705023). Key points Multidisciplinary guide to diagnostic imaging of chest tumours Part of the Clinico Radiological Series Includes more than 1100 images, diagrams and tables Features reporting templates and questions and answers for revision

Hijacking the Agenda

release date: May 25, 2021
Hijacking the Agenda
Why are the economic interests and priorities of lower- and middle-class Americans so often ignored by the U.S. Congress, while the economic interests of the wealthiest are prioritized, often resulting in policies favorable to their interests? In Hijacking the Agenda, political scientists Christopher Witko, Jana Morgan, Nathan J. Kelly, and Peter K. Enns examine why Congress privileges the concerns of businesses and the wealthy over those of average Americans. They go beyond demonstrating that such economic bias exists to illuminate precisely how and why economic policy is so often skewed in favor of the rich. The authors analyze over 20 years of floor speeches by several hundred members of Congress to examine the influence of campaign contributions on how the national economic agenda is set in Congress. They find that legislators who received more money from business and professional associations were more likely to discuss the deficit and other upper-class priorities, while those who received more money from unions were more likely to discuss issues important to lower- and middle-class constituents, such as economic inequality and wages. This attention imbalance matters because issues discussed in Congress receive more direct legislative action, such as bill introductions and committee hearings. While unions use campaign contributions to push back against wealthy interests, spending by the wealthy dwarfs that of unions. The authors use case studies analyzing financial regulation and the minimum wage to demonstrate how the financial influence of the wealthy enables them to advance their economic agenda. In each case, the authors examine the balance of structural power, or the power that comes from a person or company’s position in the economy, and kinetic power, the power that comes from the ability to mobilize organizational and financial resources in the policy process. The authors show how big business uses its structural power and resources to effect policy change in Congress, as when the financial industry sought deregulation in the late 1990s, resulting in the passage of a bill eviscerating New Deal financial regulations. Likewise, when business interests want to preserve the policy status quo, it uses its power to keep issues off of the agenda, as when inflation eats into the minimum wage and its declining purchasing power leaves low-wage workers in poverty. Although groups representing lower- and middle-class interests, particularly unions, can use their resources to shape policy responses if conditions are right, they lack structural power and suffer significant resource disadvantages. As a result, wealthy interests have the upper hand in shaping the policy process, simply due to their pivotal position in the economy and the resulting perception that policies beneficial to business are beneficial for everyone. Hijacking the Agenda is an illuminating account of the way economic power operates through the congressional agenda and policy process to privilege the interests of the wealthy and marks a major step forward in our understanding of the politics of inequality.

Pucker Free Seams

release date: Jun 01, 2020
Pucker Free Seams
Pucker or Puckering is the most used (abused?) term in the garment manufacturing industry. Pick up any quality controllers report, and the first thing that will strike your eye will be “…Puckering in armhole, …Puckering in neckline binding, …control Puckering in bottom hem…” the list is endless. Buying office quality controllers are as enamoured of this term as much as manufacturers abhor it. What is it that makes it so distasteful? Why does it occur? How can it be controlled? While there are numerous leaflets, documents and articles available on pucker, we have found that the majority of them lay great stress on “inherent pucker” (only material parameters). In this booklet have tried to include process parameters as well as sewing of lightweight fabrics. All said and done, the problem is so intricately interdependent that exhaustive compilation is well nigh impossible. We are sure this booklet will help manufacturers to understand the rationale behind this publication and we will consider our effort successful if enthusiastic readers regularly inform us about newer methods to tackle the problem.

In Camps

release date: Jun 02, 2020
In Camps
After the US war in Vietnam, close to 800,000 Vietnamese left the country by boat, survived, and sought refuge throughout Southeast Asia and the Pacific. This is the story of what happened in the camps. In Camps raises key questions that remain all too relevant today: Who is a refugee? Who determines this status? And how does it change over time? From Guam to Malaysia and the Philippines to Hong Kong, In Camps is the first major work on Vietnamese refugee policy to pay close attention to host territories and to explore Vietnamese activism in the camps and the diaspora. This book explains how Vietnamese were transformed from de facto refugees to individual asylum seekers to repatriates. Ambitiously covering people on the ground—local governments, teachers, and corrections officers—as well as powerful players such as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the US government, Jana Lipman shows that the local politics of first asylum sites often drove international refugee policy. Unsettling most accounts of Southeast Asian migration to the US, In Camps instead emphasizes the contingencies inherent in refugee policy and experiences.

Child of Mine

release date: Feb 20, 2019
Child of Mine
Lauren didn''t intend to sleep with her brother-in-law Cole on the day of her husband''s funeral. But now that she is pregnant, she''s not sorry. Cole''s given her a baby, a long-wished-for miracle. He''s been her friend forever, though she never told him or anyone else how unhappy her marriage to his cheating brother was. And she''s afraid to tell the small town that considered her husband a hero that the baby isn''t his. Cole''s been in love with Lauren since he was sixteen. It kills him that everyone believes the baby is his dead brother''s. All he wants is to claim the baby, and Lauren, as his own. Though she marries him, will Lauren''s heart ever be his? Lauren must tell the truth or risk losing Cole. Is her newly-discovered love for him greater than her fear of scandal in her hometown?

Frightfully Fortune

release date: May 03, 2021
Frightfully Fortune
Rest when you’re dead? It’s time for the annual Halloween festival in Sinful, and Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie can’t wait to suit up and enjoy the food and activities. But when a dead man gallops through the park on a black stallion and slides to a decapitated stop right in front of Swamp Team 3, they know another festival is about to be turned on its head…so to speak. Gil Forrest never won any popularity contests and his dramatic and somewhat horrifying ride isn’t going to improve his statistics. But since his body was supposed to be tucked away in a funeral home, no one could explain how it ended up on a horse in the middle of the festival. Everything about the set-up is strange and Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie suspect there is more to the Headless Horseman ride than just a tasteless prank. And they plan to find out what it is.

Interpreting Chinese Philosophy

release date: May 06, 2021
Interpreting Chinese Philosophy
Understanding Chinese philosophy requires knowledge of the referential framework prevailing in Chinese intellectual traditions. But Chinese philosophical texts are frequently approached through the lens of Western paradigms. Analysing the most common misconceptions surrounding Western Sinology, Jana Rošker alerts us to unseen dangers and introduces us to a new more effective way of reading Chinese philosophy. Acknowledging that different cultures produce different reference points, Rošker explains what happens when we use rational analysis, a major feature of the European intellectual tradition, to read Chinese philosophy. We rely on impossible comparisons, arrive at prejudiced assumptions and fail to arrive at the truth, the consequence of applying a different methodology to the process of perceiving, understanding and interpreting reality. Instead of transferring concepts and categories from Western sinology onto socio-cultural Chinese contexts, Rošker constructs a new methodology of reading, understanding and interpreting Chinese philosophy. She opens our eyes to the basic problems of Western paradigms, encourages intercultural approaches and allows us to master a more autochthonous understanding of Chinese philosophy.

Nursing Deans on Leading

release date: Oct 28, 2019
Nursing Deans on Leading
Learn leadership skills from experienced deans! The first resource written specifically for novice and aspiring deans and directors of nursing education, this engaging guide shares practical advice, wisdom, and insight from experienced academic leaders. These insights will help nurses who are new to academic leadership positions. Within its pages, experienced deans share their wisdom on how a new dean or director can succeed in a leadership position. With an emphasis on acquiring critical knowledge and essential skills, this book describes the parameters of the nursing dean or director role, practical strategies for resolving day-to-day issues, everything from student success to budget and fiscal health, and how to practice self-care while constantly tackling the challenges of these roles. Seventeen academic nursing leaders from across the United States deliver fundamental guidance to help readers determine how to navigate the multifaceted opportunities and challenges of deaning and directing. Key Features: Written in an accessible, engaging style for novice and aspiring academic nursing leaders Everyday strategies for dealing with routine issues Addresses the need for self-care and how to manage the stress and complexities of the leadership role Abundant real-world case studies and best practices Online resources for further study

Wrong Side of Forty

release date: Feb 28, 2020
Wrong Side of Forty
New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon brings a humorous, paranormal women’s fiction tale. For many, midlife is only the beginning. It was a day like any other day for Marina Trahan…until she caught her husband in bed with another woman. Before that eye-opening wake-up call, Marina would have described her life as average or uneventful, maybe even boring. But now, chaos and confusion reign supreme. She’d expected to slide through midlife with her unwanted extra pounds, chin hair, and hot flashes and move somewhat gracefully into elastic waist pants and having no verbal filter. But with a wayward husband, a high-maintenance daughter, a lackluster career, and a crazy mother all weighing her down, Marina is ready to wave the white flag of surrender. Then an intriguing stranger named Alexios shows up out of nowhere and insists she is descended from a goddess and is the only person who can save the world from certain destruction. She has roughly a week to do it. Solving a centuries-old mystery seems like a more interesting proposition than the other situations Marina is facing, so she accepts his challenge. But her search for a magical item of power reveals far more about Marina than she ever knew. Maybe enough to save the world. And even herself.

Mystere Parish Complete Collection

release date: May 10, 2021
Mystere Parish Complete Collection
From New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon, secrets simmer along the bayou in Mystere Parish, Louisiana, where three law enforcement heroes are determined to find answers for the women who need their help… The Reckoning In a tiny bayou town with far too many wicked secrets, the sudden disappearance of a six-year-old girl is a mystery Sheriff Holt Chamberlain is determined to solve. But teaming up with Alexandria Bastin is a complication he didn’t expect. And as he gets dangerously close to the truth, he’ll do anything to protect her from the evil that surrounds them—an evil that might hold the key to sending a little girl home.… The Vanishing Certain death awaits any outsider who enters Cache, a mythical city said to disappear when intruders threaten. But P.I. Max Duhon won’t let the Cajun superstition stop him from going there. He’ll do anything to help sexy Colette Guidry and close this missing person’s case, even admit how attracted he is to his client. Before long, it seems they may have come too close to Cache and its eerie secrets—and dangerously close to each other. The Awakening It could be a mythical creature wreaking havoc on a Mystere hotel…or a malicious vandal. It’s detective Tanner LeDoux’s first case and—much to his chagrin—the hotel belongs to Josie Bettencourt, once the most popular girl in town and his unrequited love. He has a chance to be the strong, sexy hero who protects her and her hotel from mounting danger. But he knows, without a doubt, whatever lurks in Honey Island Swamp means to keep Josie from him forever…

Reel Bay

release date: Jan 19, 2021
Reel Bay
What was Takako Konishi really doing in North Dakota, and why did she end up dead? Did she get lost and freeze to death, as the police concluded, while searching for the fictional treasure buried in a snowbank at the end of the Coen Brothers’ film Fargo? Or was it something else that brought her there: unrequited love, ritual suicide, a meteor shower, a far-flung search for purpose? The seed of an obsession took root in struggling film student Jana Larson when she chanced upon a news bulletin about the case. Over the years and across continents, the material Jana gathered in her search for the real Takako outgrew multiple attempts at screenplays and became this remarkable, genre-bending essay that leans into the space between fact and fiction, life and death, author and subject, reality and delusion.

The Awakening

release date: Nov 11, 2019
The Awakening
A detective has a true mystery on his hands in New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon’s classic story of things that go bump in the night… It could be a mythical creature wreaking havoc on a Mystere hotel…or a malicious vandal. It’s detective Tanner LeDoux’s first case and—much to his chagrin—the hotel belongs to Josie Bettencourt, once the most popular girl in town and his unrequited love. A woman who now doesn’t even recognize him. Josie’s poor memory is Tanner’s luck, however. He has a chance to be the strong, sexy hero who protects her and her hotel from mounting danger. Tanner’s no believer in the old ways, but one stormy night, he sees something horrific he can’t explain. And he knows, without a doubt, whatever lurks in Honey Island Swamp means to keep Josie from him forever! Originally published in 2012

Seen and Not Heard

release date: Apr 26, 2021
Seen and Not Heard
Discussing the meaning of childhood, friendship, justice and fairness, happiness, and death, Jana Mohr Lone considers how listening to children’s ideas can expand our thinking about societal issues and deepen our respect for children’s perspectives.

Clinico Radiological Series: Imaging of Chest Infections

release date: Nov 30, 2018
Clinico Radiological Series: Imaging of Chest Infections
Part of the Clinico Radiological Series, this book provides a multidisciplinary overview of diagnostic imaging for chest infections. Divided into six sections, the text begins with a general overview of imaging techniques and chest infections. The following sections discuss imaging of different causes of chest infection – causative organisms, such as bacterial pneumonia and fungal infections; clinical scenarios such as hospital-acquired pneumonia and infections following surgery. The final section provides reporting templates and questions and answers to assist learning. The text is further enhanced by nearly 1300 clinical photographs, diagrams and tables, as well as numerous illustrative case scenarios. Other titles in the Clinico Radiological Series include Temporal Bone Imaging (9789385891908), Imaging of Interstitial Lung Diseases (9789386322517) and Sinonasal Imaging (9789352701711). Key points Multidisciplinary guide to diagnostic imaging for chest infections Part of the Clinico Radiological Series Includes nearly 1300 images, diagrams and tables as well as case scenarios Features reporting templates and questions and answers for revision

Reel of Fortune

release date: Jul 30, 2018

Buddhism Illuminated

release date: May 01, 2018
Buddhism Illuminated
Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia are centers for the preservation of local artistic traditions. Chief among these are manuscripts, a vital source for our understanding of Buddhist ideas and practices in the region. They are also a beautiful art form, too little understood in the West. The British Library has one of the richest collections of Southeast Asian manuscripts, principally from Thailand and Burma, anywhere in the world. It includes finely painted copies of Buddhist scriptures, literary works, historical narratives, and works on traditional medicine, law, cosmology, and fortune-telling. Buddhism Illuminated includes over one hundred examples of Buddhist art from the Library�s collection, relating each manuscript to Theravada tradition and beliefs, and introducing the historical, artistic, and religious contexts of their production. It is the first book in English to showcase the beauty and variety of Buddhist manuscript art and reproduces many works that have never before been photographed.

Kindred

release date: Jul 03, 2018
Kindred
Fifty select poems by nineteen outstanding poets including Dorothy Winslow Wright, Daniel S. Janik, Gary "Doc" Krinberg, Stacey Lorinn Joy, Bipul Banerjee, Anna Banasiak, Jana Gartung, Hongri Yuan, Cigeng Zhang, Heidi Willson, Kaethe Kauffman, Irtika Kazi, Ihar Kazak, Shikeb Siddiqui, T.W. Behz, Thomas Koron, Uhene, Ken Rasti and Derek Bickerton. Edited by Doc Krinberg.

Song

release date: Jun 28, 2018
Song
Song is just a boy when he sets out from Lishui village in China. Brimming with courage and ambition, he leaves behind his impoverished broken family, hoping he’ll make his fortune and return home. Chasing tales of sugarcane, rubber and gold, Song embarks upon a perilous voyage across the oceans to the British colony of Guiana, but once there he discovers riches are not so easy to come by and he is forced into labouring as an indentured plantation worker. This is only the beginning of Song’s remarkable life, but as he finds himself between places and between peoples, and increasingly aware that the circumstances of birth carry more weight than accomplishments or good deeds, Song fears he may live as an outsider forever. This beautifully written and evocative story spans nearly half a century and half the globe, and though it is set in another century, Song’s story of emigration and the quest for an opportunity to improve his life is timeless.

Using Music to Enhance Student Learning

release date: Oct 15, 2018
Using Music to Enhance Student Learning
Integrating musical activities in the elementary school classroom can assist in effectively teaching and engaging students in Language Arts, Science, Math, and Social Studies, while also boosting mental, emotional and social development. However, many elementary education majors fear they lack the needed musical skills to use music successfully. Future elementary school teachers need usable, practical musical strategies to easily infuse into their curriculum. Written for both current and future teachers with little or no previous experience in music, Using Music to Enhance Student Learning, Second Edition offers strategies that are not heavily dependent on musical skills. While many textbooks are devoted to teaching music theory skills, this textbook is dedicated to pedagogy – the actual teaching of music – particularly in those schools without a separate music class in their curriculum. The ultimate goal is for future teachers to provide their elementary school classes with engaging learning experiences. These learning experiences are clearly presented to enable children to acquire knowledge in all subject areas within a joyful, creative environment rich with music activities. New to the second edition are the animated listening maps, more audio tracks, a new guitar unit, expanded coverage in the recorder unit, a connection with visual art and music, expanded activities in American history and math, and updated research and statistics. SPECIAL FEATURES Animated "Listening Maps" help listeners focus on music selections through clear visual representations of sound. Group Activities reinforce the social aspects of music-making, as well as the benefits of collaborative teaching and learning. A thorough integration of music in the curriculum establishes that music is essential in a child’s development, and that the incorporation of music will enhance all other subjects/activities in the classroom. Learning Aids include "Tantalizing Tidbits of Research," which provide the justifications for why these activities are important, as well as "Teaching Tips," and "Thinking It Through" activities. The Using Music Package Streamed listening selections from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary Periods Get America Singing... Again! Volume 1 (developed in association with the Music Educators National Conference, now NAFME, and other music organizations) with 43 songs that represent America’s varied music heritage of folk, traditional, and patriotic themes Appendices include a songbook with Hispanic folksongs, a recorder music songbook and a guitar unit Companion website hosts various teaching and learning resources ISBN 978-0-367-11067-3 Using Music, Second Edition set includes: ISBN 978-0-415-70936-1 Using Music, Second Edition textbook Get America Singing... Again! Volume 1 songbook ISBN 978-0-429-02487-0 Using Music, Second Edition eBook is the textbok only. The songbook is only available with the print textbook and is not sold separately.

The Prayer Wheel

release date: Feb 20, 2018
The Prayer Wheel
Award-winning religion journalists describe a recently rediscovered medieval prayer tool that provides fresh inspiration and daily prayers for contemporary Christians. All people of faith struggle at times to sustain a flourishing prayer life--a loss felt all the more keenly in times like ours of confusion, political turbulence, and global calamity. The Prayer Wheel introduces an ancient prayer practice that offers a timeless solution for the modern faithful. The Prayer Wheel is a modern interpretation of the Liesborn Prayer Wheel, a beautiful, almost wholly forgotten, scripture-based mode of prayer that was developed in a medieval times. The Liesborn Prayer Wheel resurfaced in 2015 in a small private gallery near New York''s Metropolitan Museum of Art. It faithfully and beautifully presents seven prayer paths for personal or group use. Each path invites contemplation on the "big ideas" of the Christian faith--the Lord''s Prayer, the Beatitudes, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and key words from the life of Christ. In the tradition of lectio divina and walking a labyrinth, The Prayer Wheel simply and directly takes readers into a daily, wholly unique encounter with God. As the prayers in this book unfold, readers will find an appealing guide for contemplation, a way of seeing God in new ways, and an essential new tool for Christian formation.

Change of Fortune

release date: Feb 13, 2018
Change of Fortune
Sinful, Louisiana, is always a hotbed of activity, and despite the steamy heat, August is no exception. Godzilla is terrorizing the town, looking for a home-cooked meal, and Gertie is worried someone will take the gator out before she can get him under control. Francine has a situation of her own at the café, where food is missing from inventory. And Celia is always up to no good. But summer is almost over, which could mean huge changes for Fortune Redding. Her undercover time in Sinful has always been limited to three months, and that time is almost up. With Ahmad still on the loose, Fortune is forced to remain in hiding, but soon she’ll have to move to another town and start all over with a new identity. And that’s the last thing she wants to do. Determined to get her life back, Fortune decides to draw Ahmad out and end this once and for all. Can Fortune take down one of the most dangerous men in the world? And if she can, does she have a future in Sinful?

Dramas of Dignity

release date: Jun 09, 2022
Dramas of Dignity
Looking beyond the shiny surface of Potsdamer Platz, a designer micro-city within Berlin''s city center, this book goes behind-the-scenes with the cleaners who pick up cigarette butts from sidewalks, scrape chewing gum from marble floors, wipe coffee stains from office desks and scrub public toilets, long before white-collar workers, consumers and tourists enter the complex. It follows Costas''s journey to a large yet hidden, four-level deep corporate underworld below Potsdamer Platz. There, Costas discovers how cleaners'' attitudes to work are much less straightforward than the public perceptions of cleaning as degrading work would suggest. Cleaners turn to their work for dignity yet find it elusive. The book explores how these cleaners'' dramas of dignity unfold in interactions with co-workers, management, clients and the public. The book will appeal to students and academics in the fields of organisational theory, organisational behavior, organisation studies, sociology, social anthropology, cultural studies and urban studies.

Veronika Hilger

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Veronika Hilger
A body is a stone, a stone a pillow, in Hilger''s blend of figuration and abstraction German artist Veronika Hilger (born 1981) combines the genres of still life, landscape and portraiture with a visual language that skirts the line between figuration and abstraction. This monograph collects ceramics, sculptures and paintings made between 2016 and 2021.

The Future Interior Designer's Handbook

release date: Jun 28, 2022
The Future Interior Designer's Handbook
The only book for 8-to-12-year-olds that demonstrates, in lively drawings, the role, techniques, and skills of an interior designer

The Garden Tourist's Florida

release date: Nov 10, 2021
The Garden Tourist's Florida
Florida gardens illustrate the amazing biodiversity of the state as well as plant collections from other tropical areas of the world. In The Garden Tourist''s Florida, garden designer Jana Milbocker guides you on a fantastic tour of 80 tropical gardens and provides all the information you need to make the most of your visit. From the plantation-style gardens of northern Florida to the private Edens of painters and sculptors, botanical collections of world-renowned plant hunters, and European-inspired estates of Miami, there is something for every gardener to enjoy in a tour of the state. The Garden Tourist''s Florida features outstanding botanical gardens, historic estates, butterfly gardens and zoos, specialty nurseries, and off-the-beaten-path destinations for the passionate gardener. - Preview 80 outstanding gardens in 204 pages richly illustrated with 500 photos. - Enjoy the best botanical and historic gardens in Florida. - Plan your trips with regional maps, contact information, sample itineraries, and garden amenities.
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