A Decade of Action in Transport

Author:
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821370049
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Social Science

The World Bank committed $30.6 billion in transport-related projects during the past decade, making it one of the largest sectors. The evaluation looks into the Bank's experience in the sector, and assesses the institution's interventions, the impact of rapid transport sector expansion, and its readiness to meet the challenges ahead.

Genre Variation in Business Letters

Author: Paul Gillaerts
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 3039116819
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The focus of this volume is on the business letter genre, a seminal and widely used genre in business communication. Since the introduction of the Internet, interest in this genre has increased once again, because of the digital format of the letter. E-mail has partially taken over the multiple functions of the traditional business letter and bypassed, again partially, the fax. However, the letter has also survived in its written form. Since the 1990s, genre theory has been receiving a lot of attention, both in academic and pedagogical circles. Discourse analysts have increasingly discovered the importance of the genre concept for the understanding of discourse. Not only do we get a better understanding of the linguistic characteristics (register, lexico-grammatical features) of texts, but we also become aware of their macrostructures which appear to be organised according to genre expectations and conventions rooted in the socio-cultural context. This evolution is also reflected in the different research approaches to the business letter, as shown by the various chapters of this volume.

Principles and Practice of Lung Cancer

Author: Harvey I. Pass
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451152968
Release Date: 2012-02-13
Genre: Medical

Thoroughly revised and updated, this Fourth Edition is the most comprehensive, current reference on lung cancer, with contributions from the world's foremost surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pulmonologists, and basic scientists. Coverage includes complete information on combined modality treatments for small cell and non-small cell lung cancer and on complications of treatment and management of metastases. Emphasis is also given to early detection, screening, prevention, and new imaging techniques. This edition has expanded thoracic oncology chapters including thymus, mesothelioma, and mediastinal tumors, more detailed discussion of targeted agents, and state-of-the-art information on newer techniques in radiotherapy. Other highlights include more international contributors and greater discussion of changes in lung cancer management in each region of the world. A new editor, Giorgio Scagliotti, MD from the University of Turin, has coordinated the accounts of European activities. A companion website includes the full text online and an image bank.

The Tree with a Hundred Hands

Author: Ellie Bushweller
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780615244785
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Genre:

The principal character in this story is Tommy, a boy challenged by one weak leg and the task of adjusting to a new school, where his classmates ridiculed him. In an unexpected way, an unusual tree helps Tommy develop a talent that he did not know he had. This is a story about the triumph of courage, determination and compassion. This book is a collaboration between two grandmothers who share the same grandchildren.

Learn to Play the Alfred Way Harmonica

Author: Steven Manus
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457438267
Release Date:
Genre: Music

This book teaches you what you need to know to play chromatic and diatonic harmonica. Songs are included in blues, country, folk and rock styles. In addition to learning to hold the harmonica and how to read music, you will learn about the blues progression, cross harp, bending and special effects like talking while you play.

The Illusion of Choice

Author: Andrew Bard Schmookler
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791412652
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Business & Economics

The market economy attends well to some dimensions of human life and does not even see others. It is sensitive to those values pertaining to what can be bought and sold but is blind to others that cannot be turned into commodities, such as the integrity of the natural world and the quality of human relationships. The market registers the costs and benefits to transactors acting as social atoms but is impervious to the costs of tearing apart the larger wholes families, communities, the biosphere that are vital to the quality of our lives. In The Illusion of Choice, Andrew Bard Schmookler shows how the market system unfolds according to a logic of its own, shaping everything within its domain the landscape, social institutions, even human values to serve its own inherent purposes. This understanding helps illuminate what has been most troubling to generations of Americans struggling to create a more humane society, and provides the conceptual tools by which we can become less the instruments of our powerful systems and more the masters of our destiny. Here is a powerful critique of the market, not couched in the Marxist economics of surplus value and exploitation, but drawing upon mainstream economics to shows how we all have a stake in making change. Schmookler sets out a program to help us humanize the market, not by overthrowing it but be correcting its biases, not by revolution but by strengthening the democratic process. Perhaps we can now add the most important choice to the abundance of choices the market provides us: the choice of developing into the kind of society we really want to be."

Reburying the Past

Author: Elizabeth Weiss
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: IND:30000124554043
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Social Science

In this book, the author puts forth what one can learn from the study of human remains, how human remains have been obtained, the ethical dilemmas surrounding working with human remains, and the legal and political complexities of repatriation and reburial. The author intends to introduce readers to a fascinating realm of science rarely covered in the media, as opposed to the more popular fields of anthropology (e.g. forensics, archaeology, paleoanthropology).

My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters

Author: Sydney Salter
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152066438
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In Reno, Nevada, seventeen-year-old Jory Michaels is self-conscious because she does not fit in with her "beautiful" family, so while her two best friends plan on a summer spent discovering their passions before their senior year of high school, she getsa job and saves money for plastic surgery.

Holiday Heat

Author: Lynn LaFleur
Publisher: Elloras Cave Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1419952471
Release Date: 2005-08
Genre: Fiction

A Wish Granted By Lynn LaFleur Crista Farrell lost her husband in an automobile accident eight months ago. Now ready to go on with her life, she returns to the place on Hood Canal in Washington to say goodbye to the love of her life. Car trouble leads her to walk to a nearby cabin, where she meets Jeff Bower. Jeff has come to his cabin to be alone and think about the long relationship he just ended with his girlfriend. He didn't expect to find a damsel in distress on his doorstep. He also didn't expect to fall in love with her on first sight. Sparks fly between the two lovers, yet Jeff is unsure of Crista's true feelings. Has she really fallen in love with him, or is she still trying to get over the loss of her husband?

Transformation of the Soul

Author: Greg Sipes
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781467859950
Release Date: 2008-07-01
Genre: Self-Help

Have you longed for a new, refreshing, inspiring way to view and experience spirituality? Are you curious about how consciousness and spirituality are related to one another? Do you desire a more profound perspective on the integration of science and spirituality? You hold in your hands a unique response to these questions. This is one of three volumes of the compilation of the collected writings of Dr. David Blumenthal. A practicing psychoanalyst, David is a mechanical engineer by training with considerable education in religion and theology. He has written extensively over a thirty-five-year period on his experiences with and observation of psychology, consciousness and spirituality. In these writings you will be challenged to reconsider your view of what you are, what you are not as well as your notions about how you "work." You will learn the secret to a better experience of life. David's discussion of traditional religious notions such as sin, forgiveness, evil, salvation and even Satan (he calls this spiritual force "the adversary") will challenge you to reconsider what these terms mean. The disagreement between evolutionists and creationists melts away with David's scientifically oriented discussion of the difference between process and cause. His explanation of all healing as spiritual is both compelling and hopeful. In short, you have never read anything quite like this. Reading and contemplating what David says will transform your way of living and, with God's grace, your soul. Enjoy!

German Paratroops in North Africa

Author: John E. Hodgin
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 0764329391
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Germany

This large-format book is an in-depth photographic study of Luftwaffe tropical uniforms, headgear, and insignia worn by the Fallschirmjäger during the battles for Africa in World War II. Both full-color and war-era photographs illustrate rare uniforms and equipment including tropical jump smocks, Ramcke Brigade jump helmets, and officer's "Meyer" caps. This book also provides the first accurate description of the design and development of WWII German jump smocks, each illustrated in large, full-color photographs.

A Practitioner s Guide to Inheritance Claims

Author: John Thurston
Publisher: Tolley
ISBN: 0754512479
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Inheritance and succession

This handbook is a practical and self-contained guide dealing purely with inheritance claims, an area which is often absorbed into other areas of law. Written for all practitioners, from lawyers to banks to advice centres and charities, it includes practicalities and checklists. It covers the court procedures necessary for making a claim, and has examples of relevant case scenarios.

MacArthur s War

Author: Stanley Weintraub
Publisher: Free Press
ISBN: 1439152942
Release Date: 2008-11-21
Genre: History

Douglas MacArthur towers over twentieth-century American history. His fame is based chiefly on his World War II service in the Philippines. Yet Korea, America's forgotten war, was far more "MacArthur's War" -- and it remains one of our most brutal and frightening. In just three years thirty-five thousand Americans lost their lives -- more than three times the rate of losses in Vietnam. Korea, like Vietnam, was a breeding ground for the crimes of war. To this day, six thousand Americans remain MIA. It was Korea where American troops faced a Communist foe for the first time, as both China and the Soviet Union contributed troops to the North Korean cause. The war that nearly triggered the use of nuclear weapons reveals MacArthur at his most flamboyant, flawed, yet still, at times, brilliant. Acclaimed historian Stanley Weintraub offers a thrilling blow-by-blow account of the key actions of the Korean War during the months of MacArthur's command. Our lack of preparedness for the invasion, our disastrous retreat to a corner of Korea, the daring landing at Inchon, the miscalculations in pursuing the enemy north, the headlong retreats from the Yalu River and Chosin Reservoir, and the clawing back to the 38th parallel, all can be blamed or credited to MacArthur. He was imperious, vain, blind to criticism, and so insubordinate that Truman was forced to fire him. Yet years later, the war would end where MacArthur had left it, at the border that still stands as one of history's last frontiers between communism and freedom. MacArthur's War draws on extensive archival research, memoirs, and the latest findings from archives in the formerly communist world, to weave a rich tale in the voices of its participants. From MacArthur and his upper cadre, to feisty combat correspondent Maggie Higgins and her fellow journalists, to the grunts who bore the brunt of MacArthur's decisions, for good and ill, this is a harrowing account of modern warfare at its bloodiest. MacArthur's War is the gripping story of the Korean War and its soldiers -- and of the one soldier who dominated the rest.