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Author : Jen Hatmaker Category : Religion Publisher : Baker Books ISBN : 9781441212184 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 176
What lists and systems and self-help books have failed to do for young moms in the trenches, Jesus can accomplish blindfolded. Yes, moms are busy, they need a break, and they'd just like a shower. But they are also strong and brilliant and have the power to move mountains. Author and speaker Jen Hatmaker takes the words and deeds of Jesus, adds the humor of a young mom's life, and offers messages of grace and encouragement. She shows overburdened moms forty things Jesus doesn't expect them to do on their own. Covering areas such as worry, marriage, priorities, money, and the trap of comparison, this lively Bible teacher brings Jesus's message alive in a format geared to the short moments moms have that can be allotted to reflection. This is a devotional for the woman inside the mom--the Bible student, the learner, the world-changer.
Author : Howard Kurtz Category : Current Events Publisher : Simon and Schuster ISBN : 9780684857152 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 372
In Spin Cycle, Washington Post reporter Howard Kurtz reveals the inside workings of Clinton's well-oiled propaganda machine - arguably the most successful team of White House spin doctors in history. He takes the reader into closed-door meetings where Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Mike McCurry, Lanny Davis, and other top officials plot strategy to beat back the scandals and neutralize a hostile press corps through stonewalling, stage managing, and outright intimidation. He depicts a White House obsessed with spin and pulls back the curtain on events and tactics that the administration would prefer to keep hidden.
Author : Jeffrey R. Henig Category : Political Science Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation ISBN : 9781610442855 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 312
One important aim of social science research is to provide unbiased information that can help guide public policies. However, social science is often construed as politics by other means. Nowhere is the polarized nature of social science research more visible than in the heated debate over charter schools. In Spin Cycle, noted political scientist and education expert Jeffrey Henig explores how controversies over the charter school movement illustrate the use and misuse of research in policy debates. Henig's compelling narrative reveals that, despite all of the political maneuvering on the public stage, research on school choice has gradually converged on a number of widely accepted findings. This quiet consensus shows how solid research can supersede partisan cleavages and sensationalized media headlines. In Spin Cycle, Henig draws on extensive interviews with researchers, journalists, and funding agencies on both sides of the debate, as well as data on federal and foundation grants and a close analysis of media coverage, to explore how social science research is "spun" in the public sphere. Henig looks at the consequences of a highly controversial New York Times article that cited evidence of poor test performance among charter school students. The front-page story, based on research findings released by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), sparked an explosive debate over the effectiveness of charter schools. In the ensuing drama, reputable scholars from both ends of the political spectrum launched charges and counter-charges over the research methodology and the implications of the data. Henig uses this political tug-of-war to illustrate broader problems relating to social science: of what relevance is supposedly non-partisan research when findings are wielded as political weapons on both sides of the debate? In the case of charter schools, Henig shows that despite the political posturing in public forums, many researchers have since revised their stances according to accumulating new evidence and have begun to find common ground. Over time, those who favored charter schools were willing to admit that in many instances charter schools are no better than traditional schools. And many who were initially alarmed by the potentially destructive consequences of school choice admitted that their fears were overblown. The core problem, Henig concludes, has less to do with research itself than with the way it is often sensationalized or misrepresented in public discourse. Despite considerable frustration over the politicization of research, until now there has been no systematic analysis of the problem. Spin Cycle provides an engaging narrative and instructive guide with far-reaching implications for the way research is presented to the public. Ultimately, Henig argues, we can do a better job of bringing research to bear on the task of social betterment.
Author : Ma Lmft Bob Meade Category : Family & Relationships Publisher : AuthorHouse ISBN : 9781438940182 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 166
One of the most difficult and dangerous things a person can do is to leave an abusive relationship. This book provides insights into what victims go through and the challenges they face to change from "victims" to "survivors". It is filled with real-life stories and experinces as well as quotes from survivors who have made that change. It also provides information the author feels is important not only for the survivor but also for the family, friends and loved ones of those caught up in the frightening, crazy-making world of abusive relationships. The author addresses such issues as: What is domestic violence? Why do victims stay and/or return to the abuser? What are the psychological, emotional and verbal tools the abuser uses to control the victim? What is the worst part of the abuse according to victims? What is the Cycle of Abuse and how does it compare to the Cycle of Respect? Why is it so hard to get away? What is Safety Planning and how can friends, family and loved ones play a big part in it?
Author : Frank Russek Category : Publisher : DIANE Publishing ISBN : 9781437922462 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 18
This report offers an alternative measure of the budget that incorporates adjustments for the effects of the business cycle. It is one of a series of periodic reports that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) submits to the Committees on the Budget reports about fiscal policy and provide baseline projections of the federal budget. This report is based on information presented in A Preliminary Analysis of the President¿s Budget and an Update of a Budget and Economic Outlook, released in March 2009. Tables and figures.
Author : Paula Simmons Category : Technology & Engineering Publisher : Hachette UK ISBN : 9781612129815 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 368
The updated fifth edition of the classic best-selling guide to raising sheep now features full-color photography and completely updated information for a new generation of small-scale farmers and homesteaders.
Author : Maggie Casey Category : Crafts & Hobbies Publisher : Penguin ISBN : 9781620332009 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 120
For knitters, crocheters, and weavers ready to make their own yarn, this handy guide provides detailed instructions for spinning both on a spindle and a wheel, and offers a special section devoted to troubleshooting and wheel maintenance that keeps projects on track. It offers a comprehensive look at the various available fiber options, choosing and preparing each type of fiber for use, and crafting these materials into ready-to-work pieces. A final chapter on the various uses of spun yarn focuses on project planning, with definitions and context for measuring wraps per inch, determining yards for specific projects, and choosing a yarn size.
Author : B. Jayant Baliga Category : Science Publisher : Elsevier ISBN : 9780323917148 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 802
The IGBT Device: Physics, Design and Applications of the Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor, Second Edition provides the essential information needed by applications engineers to design new products using the device in sectors including consumer, industrial, lighting, transportation, medical and renewable energy. The IGBT device has proven to be a highly important Power Semiconductor, providing the basis for adjustable speed motor drives (used in air conditioning and refrigeration and railway locomotives), electronic ignition systems for gasoline powered motor vehicles and energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs. The book presents recent applications in plasma displays (flat-screen TVs) and electric power transmission systems, alternative energy systems and energy storage, but it is also used in all renewable energy generation systems, including solar and wind power. This book is the first available on the applications of the IGBT. It will unlock IGBT for a new generation of engineering applications, making it essential reading for a wide audience of electrical and design engineers, as well as an important publication for semiconductor specialists. Presents essential design information for applications engineers utilizing IGBTs in the consumer, industrial, lighting, transportation, medical and renewable energy sectors Teaches the methodology for the design of IGBT chips, including edge terminations, cell topologies, gate layouts, and integrated current sensors Covers applications of the IGBT, a device manufactured around the world by more than a dozen companies with sales exceeding $5 Billion Written by the inventor of the device, this is the first book to highlight the key role of the IGBT in enabling electric vehicles and renewable energy systems with global impacts on climate change