Description : Fifty-seven million Americans-including 21 percent of the nation's children-live a notch above the poverty line, and yet the challenges they face are largely ignored. While government programs assist the poor, and politicians woo the more fortunate, the "Missing Class" is largely invisible and left to fend for itself. Missing Class parents often work at a breakneck pace to preserve the progress they have made and are but one divorce or unexpected hospitalization away from sliding into poverty. Children face an even more perilous and uncertain future because their parents have so little time to help them with their schoolwork or guide them during their adolescent years. With little supervision, the younger generation often flounders in school, sometimes falling prey to the same problems that are prevalent in the much poorer communities that border Missing Class neighborhoods. Paradoxically, the very efforts that enabled parents to get ahead financially often inhibit their children from advancing; they are in real danger of losing what little ground their parents have gained. The Missing Class is an urgent and timely exploration that describes-through the experiences of nine families-the unique problems faced by this growing class of people who are neither working poor nor middle class. Katherine Newman and Victor Tan Chen trace where these families came from, how they've struggled to make a decent living, and why they're stuck without a safety net. An eloquent argument for the need to think about inequality in a broader way, The Missing Class has much to tell us about whether the American dream still exists for those who are sacrificing daily to achieve it. From the Hardcover edition.
Description : "Oh no! Lucky, the class pet, has escaped! Where did he go? Be a math detective along with the kids at Lincoln Elementary and help solve this pick-your-own-path mystery. Use math and measurement skills to figure out where Lucky could be hiding"--
Description : Many activists worry about the same few problems in their groups: low turnout, inactive members, conflicting views on racism, overtalking, and offensive violations of group norms. But in searching for solutions to these predictable and intractable troubles, progressive social movement groups overlook class culture differences. Missing Class looks through a class lens and discovers that members with different class life experiences tend to approach these problems differently. Using this class lens enables readers to envision new solutions, solutions that draw on the strengths of all class cultures to form the basis of stronger cross-class and multiracial movements. In Missing Class, the first comprehensive empirical study of US activist class cultures, Betsy Leondar-Wright looks at class dynamics in twenty-five groups that span the spectrum of social movement organizations in the United States today, including the labor movement, grassroots community organizing, and groups working on global causes in the anarchist and progressive traditions. Missing Class applies Pierre Bourdieu’s theories of cultural capital and habitus to four class trajectories: lifelong working-class and poor; lifelong professional middle class; voluntarily downwardly mobile; and upwardly mobile. Compellingly written for both activists and social scientists, Missing Class describes class differences in paths to activism, attitudes toward leadership, methods of conflict resolution, ways of using language, diversity practices, use of humor, methods of recruiting, and group process preferences. Too often, we miss class. Missing Class makes a persuasive case that seeing class culture differences could enable activists to strengthen their own groups and build more durable cross-class alliances for social justice.
Description : Once you know how to use Flash, you can create everything from simple animations to high-end desktop applications, but it's a complex tool that can be difficult to master on your own-unless you have this Missing Manual. This book will help you learn all you need to know about Flash CS5 to create animations that bring your ideas to life. Learn animation basics. Find everything you need to know to get started with Flash Master the Flash tools. Learn the animation and effects toolset, with clear explanations and hands-on examples Use 3D effects. Rotate and put objects in motion in three dimensions Create lifelike motion. Use the IK Bones tool to simulate realistic body movements and other linked motions Speed up development. Use templates, code snippets, and motion presets Design applications. Get an intro to building full desktop applications with Flash and Adobe AIR Create rich interactive animations. Dive into advanced interactivity with easy-to-learn ActionScript examples
Description : "Keith Dunnavant's triumph is that he takes us into the heart of Alabama, into the darkness and the light, and there we see Joe Namath, Kenny Stabler, Ray Perkins, and their band of brothers play football for Bear Bryant the way life should be lived, at full throttle, indomitably." ---Dave Kindred, author of Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship The Missing Ring is more than a football book. It is both a story of a changing era and of an extraordinary team on a championship quest. Very few institutions in American sports can match the enduring excellence of the University of Alabama football program. Across a wide swath of the last century, the tradition-rich Crimson Tide has claimed twelve national championships, captured twenty-five conference titles, finished thirty-four times among the country's top ten, and played in fifty-three bowl games. Especially dominant during the era of the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant, the larger-than-life figure who towered over the landscape like no man before or since, Alabama entered the 1966 season with the chance to become the first college football team to win three consecutive national championships. Every aspect of Bryant's grueling system was geared around competing for the big prize each and every year, and in 1966 the idea of the threepeat tantalized the players, pushing them toward greatness. Driven by Bryant's enthusiasm, dedication, and perseverance, players were made to believe in their team and themselves. Led by the electrifying force of quarterback Kenny "Snake" Stabler and one of the most punishing defenses in the storied annals of the Southeastern Conference, the Crimson Tide cruised to a magical season, finishing as the nation's only undefeated, untied team. But something happened on the way to the history books. The Missing Ring is the story of the one that got away, the one that haunts Alabama fans still, and native Alabamian Keith Dunnavant takes readers deep inside the Crimson Tide program during a more innocent time, before widespread telecasting, before scholarship limitations, before end-zone dances. Meticulously revealing the strategies, tactics, and personal dramas that bring the overachieving boys of 1966 to life, Dunnavant's insightful, anecdotally rich narrative shows how Bryant molded a diverse group of young men into a powerful force that overcame various obstacles to achieve perfection in an imperfect world. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, the still-escalating Vietnam War, and a world and a sport teetering on the brink of change in a variety of ways, The Missing Ring tells an important story about the collision between football and culture. Ultimately, it is this clash that produces the Crimson Tide's most implacable foe, enabling the greatest injustice in college football history.
Description : CSS3 lets you create professional-looking websites, but learning its finer points can be tricky—even for seasoned web developers. This Missing Manual shows you how to take your HTML and CSS skills to the next level, with valuable tips, tricks, and step-by-step instructions. You’ll quickly learn how to build web pages that look great and run fast on devices and screens of all sizes. The important stuff you need to know: Start with the basics. Write CSS3-friendly HTML, including the HTML5 tags recognized by today’s browsers. Apply real-world design. Format text, create navigation tools, and enhance pages with graphics. Make your pages lively. Create eye-catching animations and give your visitors attractive tables and forms. Take control of page layouts. Use professional design techniques such as floats and positioning. Look great on any device. Craft websites that adapt to desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers. Get advanced techniques. Use CSS3 more effectively and efficiently, and ensure that your web pages look good when printed.
Description : Overview of the interface - Prelis examples - Lisrel examples - Multilevel examples - Firm examples - New statistical features - Syntax.
Description : Your bookkeeping workflow will be smoother and faster with QuickBooks 2011 -- but only if you spend more time using the program than figuring out how it works. This Missing Manual puts you in control: You'll not only find out how and when to use specific features, you'll also get basic accounting advice to help you through the learning process. Set up QuickBooks. Arrange files and preferences to suit your company. Manage your business. Track inventory, control spending, run payroll, and handle income. Follow the money. Examine everything from customer invoices to year-end tasks. Find key info quickly. Take advantage of QuickBooks’ reports, Company Snapshot, and search tools. Streamline your workflow. Set up the Home page and Online Banking Center to meet your needs. Build and monitor budgets. Learn how to keep your company financially fit. Share your financial data. Work with your accountant more efficiently.
Description : Have you ever felt as though there must be more to the Christian life than you are presently experiencing. Well there is! Author Margaret Belanger in her book "The Missing Factor" challenges traditional religious perceptions and sheds new light on scriptures that have seemed complicated and contradictory. You may be "saved" and looking forward to heaven (or Jesus' return) and trying to live a godly life and be a witness. Maybe you diligently study the scriptures and earnestly pray, and yet you struggle over personal inconsistencies. In this book you will discover the trustworthiness of God's word, character and love, as your heart is awakened to new covenant realities. An enlightening read that will give you clearer understanding of the true gospel (the one Jesus suffered to give us). It will help you to identify and work through the factors that limit us.