The Life As We Knew It Collection

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544774803
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

When a meteor hits the moon, teenage Miranda and her friends and family struggle to survive the unimaginable. Four gripping books that follow their ordeal are collected in this single-volume edition, including Life As We Knew It, The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.

Life As We Knew It

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547415990
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open. High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like "one marble hits another." The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintery in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove. Told in a year’s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut! Susan Beth Pfeffer has written several companion novels to Life As We Knew It, including The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.

Waynesboro as We Knew it

Author: Todd Andrew Dorsett
Publisher: Antietam Historical Assn
ISBN: 9780615708577
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Waynesboro (Pa.)

The Dead and The Gone

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547422261
Release Date: 2010-01-18
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event—an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle. With haunting themes of family, faith, personal change, and courage, this powerful novel explores how a young man takes on unimaginable responsibilities.

The End of Baseball as We Knew it

Author: Charles P. Korr
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252027523
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

"With detail and analysis, Korr reveals how the union operated, how the players financed and supported it, and how it succeeded in besting the owners in every confrontation. He also considers the role of the press in swaying public opinion of both sides and captures the ideological rift between fans and owners, who were enmeshed in the romantic traditionalism of baseball's history, and the players who were unwilling to accept the status quo."--BOOK JACKET.

This World We Live In

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547487946
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

It’s been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. For Miranda Evans, life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

Welfare As We Knew It

Author: Charles Noble
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195354435
Release Date: 1997-09-11
Genre: Political Science

Compared to other rich Western democracies, the U.S. does less to help its citizens adapt to the uncertainties of life in a market economy. In Welfare As We Knew It, Charles Noble offers a groundbreaking explanation of why America is so different. Drawing on research in comparative politics, history, and sociology, he demonstrates that deeply-rooted political factors, not public opinion, have limited what reformers have been able to accomplish. Rich historical analysis covering the Wilson administration to the present is followed by a provocative look at future U. S. social policy. Reformers who want government to do more, Noble argues, must refocus their activities on political and institutional change, such as campaign finance and labor-law reform, if they hope to succeed. Taut, comprehensive, and accessible, with a much-needed international perspective, this book will change the way we look at U. S. social policy.

Michael s Journey

Author: Laura Hartley
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781449026240
Release Date: 2009-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

On June 11, 2004 Michael, a perfectly healthy looking young teenager, participates in a walk for the American Cancer Society with his mother, Laura. Hours later he is fighting for his life in an emergency room as doctors try to stop the bleeding from a brain hemorrhage that could kill him. "Michael's Journey" is the compelling true story of cancer survival based on the journal kept by his mother, Laura. Laura candidly shares the pain and perseverance she and her family experience during this difficult time. Michael's inspirational story focuses on the emotional reality of childhood cancer and his courage and will to survive.

The Industrial Marketing Revolution

Author: Jared R. Fabac
ISBN: 9781475998474
Release Date: 2013-07
Genre: Business & Economics

The industrial marketing sector-also known as business-to-business marketing- continues to rely on traditional advertising, marketing, and promotions to reach customers. But the old ways don't work anymore, and it's time to revolt. Jared R. Fabac, a renowned marketing expert, outlines the new technology, tools, and platforms that can help you participate in the revolution. He also outlines the dire consequences that could befall the companies that cling to the ways of the past. In this guidebook, you'll learn how to Transform your marketing for today's audience; Get found by the buyers you target; Convert more prospects in shorter time; Put your lead generation efforts on autopilot New technology, social media and other marketing and promotion platforms demand that companies in the industrial sector not only keep up with, but surpass their competition in this new environment. Putting your head in the sand while business deteriorates or doubling down on old methods won't help you beat competitors and remain relevant. You can only do that by recognizing that technology is here to stay and deciding to join "The Industrial (Marketing) Revolution."

Three Theological Mistakes

Author: Ric Machuga
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781630877774
Release Date: 2015-01-05
Genre: Religion

- Is the existence of God a matter of faith or knowledge? - Does God sometimes act miraculously or are there physical causes for everything? - Is morality absolute or relative? - Are humans truly free or does God's sovereignty determine everything? - When bad things happen, is God the cause or are they the fault of humans? Too frequently Christians answer these questions with a Yes to one side and a No to the other side. Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth answer Yes to both. Following their model, Machuga defends a "third way" which transcends the Enlightenment dichotomies of fideism vs. rationalism, supernaturalism vs. naturalism, relativism vs. absolutism, free will vs. predestination, and God's justice vs. his mercy. Machuga begins by showing how these false dichotomies grew out of the Enlightenment assumptions of mechanism, universal quantification, and mono-causation. He then corrects these demonstrably dubious assumptions by articulating a theory of dual-causation. The result is a thoroughly biblical understanding of God, miracles, and free will that can withstand the contemporary criticisms of both science and philosophy.

From the Edges of 9 11

Author: Kate Stormer
Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
ISBN: 9781589391666
Release Date: 2001-12-01
Genre: History

This is a story about two people caught in the city at the moment of the most horrific attack on the country in modern day. A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to the Wisconsin Canine Search and Recovery Association, a nonprofit group of volunteer dog handlers.

Raising Abel

Author: Ronald Ragotzy MD
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452564425
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Raising Abel assumes that the Bible would not bother telling us about a cunning serpent, a murderous brother, or a resinous gopher tree, if they didn’t have something to do with the deeper topic of faith. After all, isn’t the Bible “the authority” on faith? Raising Abel explores the most familiar chapters of Genesis, not as a collection of stories of the beginning of time, but as our first and best guide to the subject of faith. The author, as a physician, explains faith within the framework of wellness, dividing the Genesis stories into four parts that answer four questions. The Premise: What does healthy faith look like? (Genesis 1–2) The Problem: What can cause this healthy state to become “diseased”? (Genesis 3–5) The Prescription: What medicine is needed to restore us to a healthy faith? (Genesis 6–9:17) The Practice: What must we do to maintain this healthy faith? (Genesis 9:18–11) Raising Abel reassures us that “there is something greater than a perfectly good world; it is an imperfect world plus faith.” In a perfect world there would be no need of faith. Get ready to experience faith in a whole new light!

Toxic Turmoil

Author: Johan M. Havenaar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461506232
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Psychology

When an accident involves many people and when its consequences are many and serious, we speak of a disaster. Disasters have the same causal fac tors as accidents: they differ from accidents by the gravity of consequences, not by causes. The action of a single individual may result in thousands of deaths and huge financial losses. The metal fatigue of a screw may, by a chain of events, cause an explosion killing hundreds or lead to a break in a dam and a devastating flood. The fact that minor and unpredictable acts can lead to disasters is im portant because it allows us to predict that the years to come will bring with them more disasters with ever more severe consequences. The density ofhu man populations is growing. By the year 2025 some four fifths of the world's population will be living in urban settings. An explosion or a gas leak in a densely populated area will cause incomparably more damage than a simi lar event in a rural area. Modern technology is immensely powerful (and its power is continuing to grow) and can be used in a disastrous manner. Ag gression is just as possible now as it was in the past, but the tools of aggression are vastly more dangerous than ever before. This book, edited by Johan M. Havenaar, Julie G. Cwikel, and Evelyn J. Bromet, is therefore very timely.