Buddhism for the Unbelievably Busy by Meshel Laurie

By Meshel Laurie

"It sounds like we’re all busy nowadays. Unbelievably busy. Self-confessed workaholic Meshel Laurie understands greater than somebody what that’s like. yet as a working towards Buddhist, she's chanced on a few rules to assist mood her traits – and you may too!

Exploring the way to juggle the calls for of labor, young children and growing older mom and dad, Meshel stocks her personal reports with wit and knowledge, drawing on her lengthy and sundry occupation: from operating entrance table at a brothel to anchoring a drive-time radio show.

She asks: why are all of us so busy? How a lot of our busyness is unhelpful? And what adjustments will we make to discover a few peace?

Honest, hilarious and heartfelt, Buddhism for the Unbelievably Busy will help you remain sane within the smooth office, how one can deal with tough relationships and the way to accomplish higher stability on your life.

Meshel Laurie is a comic and radio and tv character. She is a typical panellist on The Project,
and has additionally seemed on Spicks and Specks, excellent news Week and Rove. On KIIS 101.1 she hosts Matt & Meshel with Matt Tilley. She is the writer of The Fence-Painting Fortnight of Destiny and Buddhism for Break-ups."

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The Battle of Gettysburg: A History Perspectives Book by Roberta Baxter

By Roberta Baxter

This booklet relays the authentic info of the conflict of Gettysburg that happened through the U.S. Civil conflict. The narrative offers a number of bills of the development, and readers examine info in the course of the perspective of a accomplice soldier, a Union soldier, and a lady service provider close to the conflict. The textual content deals possibilities to match and distinction a variety of views within the textual content whereas amassing and reading information regarding an ancient event.

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Making Teaching and Learning Matter: Transformative Spaces by Judith Summerfield,Cheryl C. Smith

By Judith Summerfield,Cheryl C. Smith

This quantity captures the spirit of collaboration and innovation that its authors deliver into the study room, in addition to to groundbreaking undergraduate courses and tasks. Coming from varied issues of view and twenty assorted disciplines, the members light up the usually puzzling debates approximately what concerns such a lot in larger schooling at the present time. each one bankruptcy tells a distinct tale approximately growing very important pedagogical arenas that experience the capability to rework educating and studying for either school and scholars. those exploratory areas contain classes lower than development, cross-college and interdisciplinary collaborations, common schooling reform projects, and clean views on pupil help companies, college improvement, freshman studying groups, writing around the curriculum, online measure projects, and instructing and studying centers.

All those areas lend form to an over-arching, system-wide venture bringing jointly the customarily disconnected silos of undergraduate schooling on the urban college of latest York (CUNY), America’s greatest city public collage procedure. given that 2003, the University’s workplace of Undergraduate schooling has subsidized coordinated efforts to review and enhance instructing and studying for the system’s 260,000 undergraduates enrolled at 18 certain faculties. The members to this quantity current a extensive spectrum of administrative and college views that experience trained the method of reworking the undergraduate adventure. mixed, the voices in those chapters create a much-needed exploratory house for the interaction of principles approximately how educating and studying have to subject in evolving notions of upper schooling within the twenty-first century. moreover, the textual content has wider social relevance as an in-depth exploration of swap and reform in a wide public institution.

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Constantin Brancusi (Critical Lives) by Sanda Miller

By Sanda Miller

stated as one of many significant sculptors and avant-garde artists of the 20th century, Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) additionally remained probably the most elusive. His mysterious nature was once not just as a result of his upbringing in Romania – which, on the time, used to be nonetheless looked via a lot of Europe as a backward kingdom haunted by way of vampires and werewolves – but additionally simply because Brancusi was once acutely aware that fantasy and an ‘aura of otherness’ appealed to the general public. This self-mythology is embodied in his white atelier in Montparnasse, Paris.In Constantin Brancusi Sanda Miller appears past the mythology of the artist to teach us Constantin the Romanian pupil, in addition to Brancusi the prestigious artist. utilizing new fabric, together with deepest correspondence from Brancusi’s archive in Paris, works from Romania, and Brancusi’s personal pictures of his studio, the writer weaves jointly and translates a wealth of data, bringing to lifestyles his early years in Romania, his flow to Paris and his years at his studio. She relates how his paintings scandalized the Paris salon, but while explores how his paintings connects with the folks artwork of his fatherland. She additionally presents vibrant evocations of Brancusi’s relationships with colleagues, purchasers, pals and lovers.An cutting edge reassessment of Brancusi’s lifestyles and paintings, Sanda Miller’s perceptive e-book permits Brancusi to take his rightful position one of the most crucial of the highbrow personalities who formed twentieth-century modernism.

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Buddhist Nuns in Taiwan and Sri Lanka: A Critique of the by Wei-Yi Cheng

By Wei-Yi Cheng

Taking a comparative method, this fieldwork-based research explores the lives and suggestions of Buddhist nuns in present-day Taiwan and Sri Lanka. the writer examines the postcolonial heritage and its impact at the sleek state of affairs, in addition to surveying the most historic, financial, and social elements which impact the location of nuns in society.

Based on unique learn, together with interviews with nuns in either nations, the e-book examines their views on debatable matters and specifically these in regards to the prestige of ladies in Buddhism. matters mentioned contain allegedly misogynist teachings when it comes to women’s inferior karma, that they can't turn into Buddhas, and that nuns need to keep on with extra rules that priests do not.

Bridging the distance among feminist concept and the truth of ladies in faith, the publication makes a special contribution to the learn of ladies in Buddhism through concentrating on nuns from either one of the most wings of Buddhism (Theravada and Mahayana) in addition to furthering feminist reviews of Buddhism and faith typically.

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Minority Students in East Asia: Government Policies, School by JoAnn Phillion,Ming Tak Hue,Yuxiang Wang

By JoAnn Phillion,Ming Tak Hue,Yuxiang Wang

In Minority scholars in East Asia: govt regulations, tuition Practices and instructor Responses authors talk about their examine on minority scholars’ education (elementary to raised schooling) in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Minority scholars’ academic matters are usually overlooked in literature and in perform; social and academic stipulations that experience resulted from globalization – specifically matters concerning minority teams’ schooling, language and different human rights – obtain little consciousness. moreover, many components of East Asia have seen themselves as single-ethnicity international locations and feature now not articulated robust agendas round minority rights. the aim of this e-book is to focus on key academic matters for particular minority populations in East Asia. subject matters addressed comprise govt rules concerning minorities; fairness concerns within the schooling of minorities; university practices and instructor views on minorities; id building when it comes to language and tradition; national versus ethnic identification; instructor schooling concerns; and parental issues. The authors additionally talk about new theoretical orientations to figuring out minority academic concerns. a specific energy of this publication is using multicultural schooling theories to either articulate matters concerning the schooling of minority scholars and to supply options to those issues.

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Battling Boredom: 99 Strategies to Spark Student Engagement by Bryan Harris,Lisa Bradshaw

By Bryan Harris,Lisa Bradshaw

Drive boredom from your school room – and preserve it out – with the student-engagement techniques during this e-book. You’ll achieve and maintain the eye of your scholars from the instant the bell jewelry. ideal for lecturers of all topics and grade degrees, those actions cross head-to-head with scholar boredom and disengagement, leading to category time that’s extra effective, extra academic, and so much extra fun!

Contents contain:

  • Strategies to start a Lesson
  • Strategies to finish a Lesson
  • Strategies for Solo/Independent paintings
  • Strategies for the full Group

Author Bryan Harris, knowledgeable in pupil engagement and school room administration, has vast event in K-12 motivation and brain-based studying. during this ebook, he brings jointly ninety nine uncomplicated, ready-to-use rules for academics trying to triumph over scholar boredom and remove darkness from school room classes in a dynamic, interactive means. Bonus techniques allow you to interact even the main reluctant learners.

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Liver Pathology (Demos Surgical Pathology Guides) by Kiyoko, MD Oshima,Shu-Yuan Xiao

By Kiyoko, MD Oshima,Shu-Yuan Xiao

Liver Pathology covers the most important entities and diagnoses that pathologists see in day-by-day perform, concentrating on the salient H&E histopathology of every entity with concise descriptions of medical good points, differential analysis, and references for additional research. It presents the chance for correlation with medical facts and radiologic and laboratory findings which are necessary to right analysis of non-neoplastic affliction and correlation with morphologic and immunohistochemical gains relating to neoplastic liver disorder.

The ebook provides info in a bulleted structure with H&E illustrations to check histopathologic standards, and summarizes necessary ancillary assessments corresponding to acceptable immunohistochemical panels. It presents a synopsis of all universal liver entities and covers non-neoplastic stipulations, together with description of infectious tactics, autoimmune and metabolic problems, neonatal and pediatric stipulations, drug-induced liver damage and liver allograft pathology. assurance of neoplastic affliction encompasses a collection of the main usually noticeable malignancies together with metastatic carcinoma. The ebook serves as a convenient precis and speedy reference consultant for pathology citizens and a ìportable refresher directionî or MOC overview device for the more matured pathologist.

The Demos Surgical Pathology Guides sequence offers in precis and visible shape the elemental wisdom base that each training pathologist wishes every one operating day. sequence volumes conceal the main distinctiveness parts of surgical pathology, and assurance emphasizes the major entities and diagnoses that pathologists will see in perform, and they needs to recognize no matter if in education or perform. The emphasis is at the simple morphology with more moderen options represented the place they're often used. The sequence offers a convenient precis and fast reference that any pathology resident or fellow will locate invaluable. skilled practitioners will locate the sequence precious as a transportable refresher direction or evaluate tool.

Key positive aspects of Liver Pathology:

  • Covers the most important entities and diagnoses of liver pathology visible in day-by-day perform
  • Provides concise, bullet-point structure for fast reference and straightforward overview
  • Contains over 2 hundred top of the range colour photographs to check histopathologic standards
  • Includes key references directing reader to contemporary literature and larger intensity of data
  • Summarizes important ancillary checks

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History for Common Entrance 13+ Revision Guide (Galore Park by Ed Adams

By Ed Adams

History for universal front thirteen+ Revision advisor displays the fashion and content material of the hot ISEB universal front syllabus and offers crucial help and assistance for thorough examination practise.
- counseled by way of ISEB
- Consolidates all of the key info required for universal Entrance
- presents assistance and suggestion on find out how to resolution either the facts and essay questions
- contains 'Test your self' workouts for targeted revision
Also on hand from Galore Park www.galorepark.co.uk:
- historical past for universal front thirteen+ examination perform Questions
- heritage for universal front thirteen+ examination perform Answers
- historical past for universal front: Medieval geographical regions Britain 1066-1485
- heritage for universal front: The Making of the united kingdom 1485-1750
- heritage for universal front: Britain and Empire 1750-1914
Suitable for ISEB thirteen+ heritage checks from Autumn 2013 onwards.

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Thomas Kinkade: The Artist in the Mall by Alexis L. Boylan,David Morgan,Micki McElya,Seth Feman,Karal

By Alexis L. Boylan,David Morgan,Micki McElya,Seth Feman,Karal Ann Marling

Often that includes lighthouses, bridges, or old fashioned state houses, Thomas Kinkade’s soft-focus landscapes have permeated American visible tradition in past times two decades, showing on every thing from Bibles to bedsheets to charge cards. Kinkade sells his paintings via his shopping-mall galleries, QVC, the web, and Christian shops. he's rather in all likelihood the main accumulated artist within the usa. whereas many art-world and educational critics have brushed aside him as a passing fad or advertising phenomenon, the members to this assortment don't. in its place, they discover his paintings and its impression on modern paintings as a part of the wider heritage of yank visible tradition. they think about Kinkade’s imagery and profession in terms of nineteenth-century Currier and Ives prints and Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ, the collectibles marketplace and the fine-art industry, the Thomas Kinkade Museum and Cultural heart, and “The Village at Hiddenbrooke,” a California housing improvement encouraged through Kinkade’s work. The conceptual artist Jeffrey Vallance, the curator of the 1st significant museum exhibition of Kinkade’s artwork and collectibles, recounts his stories organizing that exhibit. the entire members draw on artwork background, visible tradition, and cultural reports as they search to appreciate Kinkade’s importance for either artwork and audiences. alongside the best way, they delve into questions about attractiveness, type, kitsch, faith, and style in modern art.

Contributors. Julia Alderson, Alexis L. Boylan , Anna Brzyski, Seth Feman, Monica Kjellman-Chapin, Micki McElya, Karal Ann Marling, David Morgan, Christopher Pearson, Andrea Wolk Rager, Jeffrey Vallance

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