In Search Of Us

Author by : Ava Dellaira
Languange : en
Publisher by : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Description : This sweeping multi-generational love story introduces readers to mother-and-daughter pair Marilyn and Angie. To seventeen-year-old Angie, who is mixed-race, Marilyn is her hardworking, devoted white single mother. But Marilyn was once young, too. When Marilyn was seventeen, she fell in love with Angie's father, James, who was African-American. But Angie's never met him, and Marilyn has always told her he died before she was born. When Angie discovers evidence of an uncle she's never met she starts to wonder: What if her dad is still alive, too? So she sets off on a journey to find him, hitching a ride to LA from her home in New Mexico with her ex-boyfriend, Sam. Along the way, she uncovers some hard truths about herself, her mother, and what truly happened to her father.


In Search Of America S Best Nonprofits

Author by : Richard Steckel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jossey-Bass
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Description : Discusses what makes a charity deserving of financial or volunteer support and explores the workings of America's third sector


The U S Grinnell Expedition In Search Of Sir John Franklin

Author by : Elisha Kent Kane
Languange : en
Publisher by : New York : Harper
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Description : Narrative by the surgeon of the expedition of the Advance and the Rescue, 1850-51, to Lancaster Sound and Wellington Channel, commanded by Edwin J. De Haven.


The Adventures Of Owen Evans

Author by : Rev. W.H. Anderdon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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In Search Of American Jewish Culture

Author by : Stephen J. Whitfield
Languange : en
Publisher by : Brandeis Univ
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Description : A cultural historian explores the interactions of Jewish and American cultures.


The Greatest Criminal Cases Changing The Course Of American Law

Author by : J. Michael Martinez
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This fascinating book recounts the compelling stories behind 14 of the most important criminal procedure cases in American legal history. • Includes 20 photographs of key participants and scenes • Explains legal principles through engaging, jargon-free prose • Connects the importance of the cases to constitutional criminal procedure • Explores the impact of Supreme Court decisions


The U S Technology Skills Gap

Author by : Gary J. Beach
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Is a widening “skills gap” in science and matheducation threatening America’s future? That is the seminalquestion addressed in The U.S. Technology Skills Gap, acomprehensive 104-year review of math and science education inAmerica. Some claim this “skills gap” is“equivalent to a permanent national recession” whileothers cite how the gap threatens America’s future economic,workforce employability and national security. This much is sure: America’s math and science skills gapis, or should be, an issue of concern for every business andinformation technology executive in the United States and TheU.S Technology Skills Gap is the how-to-get involved guidebookfor those executives laying out in a compelling chronologicformat: The history of the science and math skills gap in America Explanation of why decades of astute warnings were ignored Inspiring examples of private company efforts to supplementpublic education A pragmatic 10-step action plan designed to solve theproblem And a tantalizing theory of an obscure Japanese physicist thatsuggests America’s days as the global scientific leader arenumbered Engaging and indispensable, The U.S. Technology SkillsGap is essential reading for those eager to see America remaina relevant global power in innovation and invention in the yearsahead.


American Buffalo

Author by : Steven Rinella
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
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Description : From the host of the Travel Channel’s “The Wild Within.” A hunt for the American buffalo—an adventurous, fascinating examination of an animal that has haunted the American imagination. In 2005, Steven Rinella won a lottery permit to hunt for a wild buffalo, or American bison, in the Alaskan wilderness. Despite the odds—there’s only a 2 percent chance of drawing the permit, and fewer than 20 percent of those hunters are successful—Rinella managed to kill a buffalo on a snow-covered mountainside and then raft the meat back to civilization while being trailed by grizzly bears and suffering from hypothermia. Throughout these adventures, Rinella found himself contemplating his own place among the 14,000 years’ worth of buffalo hunters in North America, as well as the buffalo’s place in the American experience. At the time of the Revolutionary War, North America was home to approximately 40 million buffalo, the largest herd of big mammals on the planet, but by the mid-1890s only a few hundred remained. Now that the buffalo is on the verge of a dramatic ecological recovery across the West, Americans are faced with the challenge of how, and if, we can dare to share our land with a beast that is the embodiment of the American wilderness. American Buffalo is a narrative tale of Rinella’s hunt. But beyond that, it is the story of the many ways in which the buffalo has shaped our national identity. Rinella takes us across the continent in search of the buffalo’s past, present, and future: to the Bering Land Bridge, where scientists search for buffalo bones amid artifacts of the New World’s earliest human inhabitants; to buffalo jumps where Native Americans once ran buffalo over cliffs by the thousands; to the Detroit Carbon works, a “bone charcoal” plant that made fortunes in the late 1800s by turning millions of tons of buffalo bones into bone meal, black dye, and fine china; and even to an abattoir turned fashion mecca in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, where a depressed buffalo named Black Diamond met his fate after serving as the model for the American nickel. Rinella’s erudition and exuberance, combined with his gift for storytelling, make him the perfect guide for a book that combines outdoor adventure with a quirky blend of facts and observations about history, biology, and the natural world. Both a captivating narrative and a book of environmental and historical significance, American Buffalo tells us as much about ourselves as Americans as it does about the creature who perhaps best of all embodies the American ethos.


Transforming Technologies To Manage Our Information

Author by : William Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
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Description : With its theme, "Our Information, Always and Forever," Part I of this book covers the basics of personal information management (PIM) including six essential activities of PIM and six (different) ways in which information can be personal to us. Part I then goes on to explore key issues that arise in the "great migration" of our information onto the Web and into a myriad of mobile devices. Part 2 provides a more focused look at technologies for managing information that promise to profoundly alter our practices of PIM and, through these practices, the way we lead our lives. Part 2 is in five chapters: - Chapter 5. Technologies of Input and Output. Technologies in support of gesture, touch, voice, and even eye movements combine to support a more natural user interface (NUI). Technologies of output include glasses and "watch" watches. Output will also increasingly be animated with options to "zoom". - Chapter 6. Technologies to Save Our Information. We can opt for "life logs" to record our experiences with increasing fidelity. What will we use these logs for? And what isn’t recorded that should be? - Chapter 7. Technologies to Search Our Information. The potential for personalized search is enormous and mostly yet to be realized. Persistent searches, situated in our information landscape, will allow us to maintain a diversity of projects and areas of interest without a need to continually switch from one to another to handle incoming information. - Chapter 8. Technologies to Structure Our Information. Structure is key if we are to keep, find, and make effective use of our information. But how best to structure? And how best to share structured information between the applications we use, with other people, and also with ourselves over time? What lessons can we draw from the failures and successes in web-based efforts to share structure? - Chapter 9. PIM Transformed and Transforming: Stories from the Past, Present and Future. Part 2 concludes with a comparison between Licklider’s world of information in 1957 and our own world of information today. And then we consider what the world of information is likely to look like in 2057. Licklider estimated that he spent 85% of his "thinking time" in activities that were clerical and mechanical and might (someday) be delegated to the computer. What percentage of our own time is spent with the clerical and mechanical? What about in 2057?


Ending The U S War In Iraq

Author by : Richard R. Jr. Brennan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rand Corporation
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Description : Ending the U.S. war in Iraq required redeploying 100,000 military and civilian personnel; handing off responsibility for 431 activities to the Iraqi government, U.S. embassy, USCENTCOM, or other U.S. government entities; and moving or transferring ownership of over a million pieces of property in accordance with U.S. and Iraqi laws, national policy, and DoD requirements. This book examines the planning and execution of this transition.


The Criminal Law Reporter

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Constitutional Criminal Procedure

Author by : Charles H. Whitebread
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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In Search Of Sir Thomas Browne The Life And Afterlife Of The Seventeenth Century S Most Inquiring Mind

Author by : Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Languange : en
Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
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Description : The extraordinary life and ideas of one of the greatest—and most neglected—minds in history. Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682) was an English writer, physician, and philosopher whose work has inspired everyone from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Jorge Luis Borges, Virginia Woolf to Stephen Jay Gould. In an intellectual adventure like Sarah Bakewell's book about Montaigne, How to Live, Hugh Aldersey-Williams sets off not just to tell the story of Browne's life but to champion his skeptical nature and inquiring mind. Mixing botany, etymology, medicine, and literary history, Aldersey-Williams journeys in his hero's footsteps to introduce us to witches, zealots, natural wonders, and fabulous creatures of Browne's time and ours. We meet Browne the master prose stylist, responsible for introducing hundreds of words into English, including electricity, hallucination, and suicide. Aldersey-Williams reveals how Browne’s preoccupations—how to disabuse the credulous of their foolish beliefs, what to make of order in nature, how to unite science and religion—are relevant today. In Search of Sir Thomas Browne is more than just a biography—it is a cabinet of wonders and an argument that Browne, standing at the very gates of modern science, remains an inquiring mind for our own time. As Stephen Greenblatt has written, Browne is "unnervingly one of our most adventurous contemporaries."


In Search Of A Prince

Author by : Toni Shiloh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bethany House Publishers
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Description : Brielle Adebayo is fully content teaching at a New York City public school and taking annual summer vacations with her mother to Martha's Vineyard. But everything changes when her mom drops the mother of all bombshells--Brielle is a princess in the kingdom of Oloro IlŽ, Africa, and she must immediately assume her royal position, since the health of her grandfather, King Tiwa Jimoh Adebayo, is failing. Distraught by her mother's betrayal, Brielle is further left spinning when the Oloro IlŽ Royal Council brings up an old edict that states she must marry before assuming the throne or the crown will be passed to another. Uncertain who to choose from the council's list of bachelors, she struggles with the decision along with the weight of her new role in a new country. With her world totally shaken, she must take a chance on love and brave the perils a wrong decision may bring.


Culture Clash

Author by : Steven Goldberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : NYU Press
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Description : It is an article of faith in America that scientific advances will lead to wondrous progress in our daily lives. Americans proudly support scientific research that yields stunning breakthroughs and Nobel prizes. We relish the ensuing debate about the implications—moral, ethical, practical—of these advances. Will genetic engineering change our basic nature? Will artificial intelligence challenge our sense of human uniqueness? And yet the actual implementation of these technologies is often sluggish and much-delayed. From Star Trek to Jurassic Park, the American imagination has always been fascinated by the power of scientific technology. But what does the reality of scientific progress mean for our society? In this controversial book, Steven Goldberg provides a compelling look at the intersection of two of America's most powerful communities—law and science—to explain this apparent contradiction. Rarely considered in tandem, law and science highlight a fundamental paradox in the American character, the struggle between progress and process. Science, with its ethic of endless progress, has long fit beautifully with America's self image. Law, in accordance with the American ideal of giving everyone a fair say, stresses process above all else, seeking an acceptable, rather than a scientifically correct, result. This characteristic has been especially influential in light of the explosive growth of the legal community in recent years. Exposing how the legal system both supports and restricts American science and technology, Goldberg considers the role and future of three projects—artificial intelligence, nuclear fusion, and the human genome initiative—to argue for a scientific vision that infuses research with social goals beyond the pure search for truth. Certain to provoke debate within a wide range of academic and professional communities, Culture Clash reveals one of the most important and defining conflicts in contemporary American life.


American Voices Of World War I

Author by : Martin Marix Evans
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


In Search Of The Amazon

Author by : Seth Garfield
Languange : en
Publisher by : Duke University Press
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Description : Chronicling the dramatic history of the Brazilian Amazon during the Second World War, Seth Garfield provides fresh perspectives on contemporary environmental debates. His multifaceted analysis explains how the Amazon became the object of geopolitical rivalries, state planning, media coverage, popular fascination, and social conflict. In need of rubber, a vital war material, the United States spent millions of dollars to revive the Amazon's rubber trade. In the name of development and national security, Brazilian officials implemented public programs to engineer the hinterland's transformation. Migrants from Brazil's drought-stricken Northeast flocked to the Amazon in search of work. In defense of traditional ways of life, longtime Amazon residents sought to temper outside intervention. Garfield's environmental history offers an integrated analysis of the struggles among distinct social groups over resources and power in the Amazon, as well as the repercussions of those wartime conflicts in the decades to come.


Troubling Nationhood In U S Latina Literature

Author by : Maya Socolovsky
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rutgers University Press
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Description : This book examines the ways in which recent U.S. Latina literature challenges popular definitions of nationhood and national identity. It explores a group of feminist texts that are representative of the U.S. Latina literary boom of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, when an emerging group of writers gained prominence in mainstream and academic circles. Through close readings of select contemporary Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban American works, Maya Socolovsky argues that these narratives are “remapping” the United States so that it is fully integrated within a larger, hemispheric Americas. Looking at such concerns as nation, place, trauma, and storytelling, writers Denise Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, Esmeralda Santiago, Ana Castillo, Himilce Novas, and Judith Ortiz Cofer challenge popular views of Latino cultural “unbelonging” and make strong cases for the legitimate presence of Latinas/os within the United States. In this way, they also counter much of today’s anti-immigration rhetoric. Imagining the U.S. as part of a broader "Americas," these writings trouble imperialist notions of nationhood, in which political borders and a long history of intervention and colonization beyond those borders have come to shape and determine the dominant culture's writing and the defining of all Latinos as "other" to the nation.


U S Citizen By Choice

Author by : Tjien O. Oei
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : As a boy in a small town in South Central Java, Indonesia I like to watch Western cowboy movies usually in black and white ,looking at shiny American cars and reading about America and I hope some day I will see America myself. After I graduated in 1958 from the medical school University of Indonesia in Jakarta I maried my long time sweetheart Laney Ouw and the same year I moved to Makassar to fulfill my obligation to the Government The Univ. of Hasannudin in Makassar send me to a graduate course in 1961 in Biochemistry at the University of Tennessee Memphis TN USA After living for one year in the USA my feeling to live in America is still my desire The murder of the six Army generals of the Indonesian Army on October 1 1965 cause a turmoil in the country and demonstrations and rioting and looting took place in several cities in Java and Sumatra makes me more aware that I need to live in the USA to be free of this turmoil. In August 1967 I left with my wife and 2 children Meike and Charles for Birmingham AL USA with a legal visa .And started my internship in Medicine and later my residency in Pathology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham In 1970 I accepted a position at the Dept of Pathology Indiana University in Indianapolis Indiana In 1973 I and my wife and Meike and Charles were sworn in as US Citizen and peace came over me .Now I know that me and my family have a country that is democratic and free. Two more children were born in Birmingham Grace and David both and the older children give us much joy and feeling of setled in America Climbing through the Ranks I became Professor and Senior Assoiate Chairman and Chief of Service Dept of Pathology under Dr Nordschow ,the Chairman who supported me through all those years. In 1998 I retired fully and still live in Indianapolis Indiana .