Building a Bridge

Author: JoAnn Early Macken

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429622571

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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"Simple text and photographs present the construction of a bridge, including information on the workers and equipment needed"--Provided by publisher.
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Building a Bridge

Author: Lisa Shook Begaye,Libba Tracy

Publisher: Rising Moon Books

ISBN: 9780873587273

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8495

On the first day of kindergarten, with the help of their teacher, a Navajo girl and a white girl learn to overlook their different appearances and become friends.
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Building a Bridge to Success

From Program Improvement to Excellence

Author: Bonita M. Drolet,Deborah Turner

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607097974

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 8114

This book looks at what successful principals do to close the achievement gap and move their schools from one that needs improvement to one that is succeeding for all students. Principals reading this handbook will have at their fingertips detailed descriptions of the behaviors needed to build success.
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Building a Bridge

Author: James Martin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006287344X

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 1982

The New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything turns his attention to the relationship between LBTGQ Catholics and the Church in this loving, inclusive, and revolutionary book. On the day after the Orlando nightclub shooting, James Martin S.J. appeared in a video on Facebook in which he called for solidarity with our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. "The largest mass shooting in US history took place at a gay club and the LGBTQ community has been profoundly affected" he began. He then implored his fellow Catholics-and people everywhere-to "stand not only with the people of Orlando but also with their LGBTQ brothers and sisters. . . . Sadly of all the US Catholic bishops who expressed their condolences after the shooting, only one that I know . . . made any explicit reference to the LGBT community." A powerful call for tolerance, acceptance, and support—and a reminder of Jesus' message for us to love one another—Father Martin's post went viral and was viewed more than 1,6 million times. Now, Martin expands on his reflections in this moving and inspiring book, offering a powerful, loving, and much-needed voice in a time marked by anger, prejudice, and divisiveness. Adapted from a talk he gave to New Ways Ministry, a group that ministers to and advocates for LGBT Catholics, Building a Bridge provides a roadmap for repairing and strengthening the bonds that unite all of us as God's children. Martin uses the image of a two-way bridge for LGBTQ Catholics and the Church to come together in a call to end the "us" versus "them" mentality. Turning to the Catechism, he draws on the three criteria at the heart of the Christian ministry—respect, compassion, and sensitivity—as a model for how the Catholic Church should relate to the LGBT community.
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Cognitive Aspects of Survey Methodology

Building a Bridge Between Disciplines : Report of the Advanced Research Seminar on Cognitive Aspects of Survey Methodology

Author: Thomas B. Jabine

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 2936

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Neuronal Plasticity: Building a Bridge from the Laboratory to the Clinic

Author: Jordan Grafman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642598978

Category: Medical

Page: 191

View: 3988

Over the last twenty years there has been an explosive growth in our understanding of the molecular, cellular, and anatomical changes that occur in the days and weeks following brain injury. It is now clear that training and exposure to certain environments can modify and shape neuronal plasticity in lower animals and humans. In humans, in particular, there are new ways of charting neuronal plasticity at the ensemble or regional level using functional neuroimaging techniques such as positron emission tomography and functional magnetic resonance imaging. Thus, the time seems right for transporting the laboratory results to the clinic so that experimental findings can be tested in the "field". This volume provides some impetus to moving the field of cognitive neuroscience a little further in its efforts to improve the lives of patients who have suffered a debilitating brain injury.
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Strategy for You

Building a Bridge to the Life You Want

Author: Rich Horwath

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1608322521

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 3327

Using a business model, the author proposes five steps that can be taken to maximize potential and achieve a more satisfying and fulfilling life, based on identifying unique strengths and implementing well-defined goals.
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From Rio+20 to a New Development Agenda

Building a Bridge to a Sustainable Future

Author: Felix Dodds,Jorge Laguna-Celis,Liz Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134751540

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Twenty years after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, "The Earth Summit", the Rio+20 conference in 2012 brought life back to sustainable development by putting it at the centre of a new global development partnership, one in which sustainable development is the basis for eradicating poverty, upholding human development and transforming economies. Written by practitioners and participants involved in the multilateral process of negotiations, this book presents a unique insider analysis of not only what happened and why, but also where the outcomes might impact in the future, particularly in the UN development agenda beyond 2015. The book throws light on the changing nature of multilateralism and questions frequent assumptions on how policy is defined within the UN. It shows that Rio+20 was more than an international meeting; it represented a culminating point of decades of successes and failures and a watershed moment for seminal concepts, ideas and partnerships including the Green Economy, zero tolerance on land degradation, the introduction of Sustainable Development Goals, the creation of national measurements of consumption, production and well-being that are intended to go beyond GDP, the introduction of national green accounting and the commitment of billions of dollars for sustainable development partnerships, including Sustainable Energy for All. The authors conclude by mapping out a new agenda for development in 2015, when the current Millennium Development Goals framework is due to expire. An agenda that will restore faith in the UN and inspire a global response to the demographic, economic and environmental challenges that will define our future in the decades to come.
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Building a Bridge Between Gifted Education and Total School Improvement

Author: Joseph S. Renzulli

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788137123

Category: Education

Page: 38

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Intended for those in large school communities who are looking for ways to improve the creative productivity and academic achievement of all students. The Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) provides educators with an adaptable framework for bringing the lasting improvements to education that school personnel have sought for so long. Describes three service delivery components and several organizational components of the SEM that can be used to provide high-level learning opportunities for all students. Glossary. References.
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Building a Bridge to the 18th Century

How the Past Can Improve Our Future

Author: Neil Postman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307797287

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 548

At a time when we are reexamining our values, reeling from the pace of change, witnessing the clash between good instincts and "pragmatism," dealing with the angst of a new millennium, Neil Postman, one of our most distinguished observers of contemporary society, provides for us a source of guidance and inspiration. In Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century he revisits the Enlightenment, that great flowering of ideas that provided a humane direction for the future -- ideas that formed our nation and that we would do well to embrace anew. He turns our attention to Goethe, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, Kant, Edward Gibbon, Adam Smith, Thomas Paine, Jefferson, and Franklin, and to their then-radical thinking about inductive science, religious and political freedom, popular education, rational commerce, the nation-state, progress, and happiness. Postman calls for a future connected to traditions that provide sane authority and meaningful purpose -- as opposed to an overreliance on technology and an increasing disregard for the lessons of history. And he argues passionately for specific new guidelines in the education of our children, with renewed emphasis on developing the intellect as successfully as we are developing a computer-driven world. Witty, provocative, and brilliantly reasoned, Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century is Neil Postman's most radical, and most commonsensical, book yet. From the Hardcover edition.
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Building a Bridge

Author: Angie Smibert

Publisher: Amicus Ink

ISBN: 9781681523484

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1383

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished bridge. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from the design and preparations to the construction and finishing details. A glossary, further resources, author's note, and an index are included.
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Nonlinear Dynamics and Time Series

Building a Bridge Between the Natural and Statistical Sciences

Author: Colleen D. Cutler,Daniel T. Kaplan

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821841858

Category: Mathematics

Page: 252

View: 9609

An important interdisciplinary work ... provides a valuable collection of recent research ... should appeal to scientists and statisticians who are relatively new to the field and to others interested in a very readable exploration of the topics covered. --Journal of Computational Intelligence in Finance This book is a collection of research and expository papers reflecting the interfacing of two fields: nonlinear dynamics (in the physiological and biological sciences) and statistics. It presents the proceedings of a four-day workshop entitled ``Nonlinear Dynamics and Time Series: Building a Bridge Between the Natural and Statistical Sciences'' held at the Centre de Recherches Mathematiques (CRM) in Montreal in July 1995. The goal of the workshop was to provide an exchange forum and to create a link between two diverse groups with a common interest in the analysis of nonlinear time series data.
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Bill Clinton

Building a Bridge to the New Millennium

Author: David H. Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136174664

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 6280

In 1993, William J. Clinton began his eight year stint as forty-second president of the United States. A key figure of change in the Democratic Party, Clinton's political and personal actions ensured his lasting status as an important if controversial leader at a critical moment in recent American history. In Bill Clinton: Building a Bridge to the New Millennium, David H. Bennett traces Clinton's life and career from childhood through his two terms in the White House. From childhood to college, state government to the executive branch, Bennett provides a concise and readable biography that places Clinton's achievements, problems, and legacy in historical context. Situating the former president in the trajectory of 20th century liberalism, Bennett draws on Clinton's life to illuminate the political landscape of America in the 1990s and the role of the U.S. in the global context of the post-Cold War world. Combining keen scholarship with accessible prose, this will be an essential resource for students and all those interested in understanding the recent history of the U.S.
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Building a bridge

Catholic Christianity meets Chinese-Filipino culture

Author: Ari C. Dy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chinese

Page: 154

View: 7996

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BUILDING A BRIDGE TO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY WHERE BLACK Will Still Be BLACK

Author: GERALDINE PEEPLES SMITH

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466994991

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 8072

The irony of this book is to show that fifty years after the 1963 civil rights movement, blacks are still experiencing the same types of problems they experienced in 1963. She talks about how as a college administrator she experienced some of the same types of situations she experienced thirty years earlier when she worked in the motion picture industry at Warner Brothers Studios. In her book, she talks about the Jim Crow laws and the Stand Your Ground laws. She also talks about President Obama's challenges in becoming the first black president of the United States and his reelection. Her primary point is that there has not been enough change in the area of racial equality in the last fifty years.
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Building a bridge between linguistic communities of the Old and the New World

Current research in tense, aspect, mood and modality

Author: Chiyo Nishida,Cinzia Russi

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401208344

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

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The present volume is a collection of fourteen original papers selected from those presented at the first US installment of Chronos: International Conference on Tense, Aspect, Mood and Modality, which took place at the University of Texas at Austin in October, 2008. The volume serves as an excellent forum for international scholars working on expressions of on tense, aspect, mood and modality. It contains papers dealing with a diverse variety of languages ranging from well studied languages like English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Japanese, to less known ones like Basque, Chamorro, Iquito, Australian English and Singlish. The originality and relevance of the individual contributions is highlighted by the broadness of the theoretical approaches they employ and the novel empirical data they examine. All the studies go beyond exploring issues strictly related to tense, aspect, mood and modality; rather, they cut across all main linguistics subfields, such as syntax, semantics, pragmatics, language acquisition and language evolution, thus attesting to how research on tense, aspect, mood and modality is vital to the better understanding of human language in general. This diverse nature of the volume will certainly appeal to broad audience.
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Building a Better Bridge

Muslims, Christians, and the Common Good

Author: Michael Ipgrave

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589017315

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Building a Better Bridge is a record of the fourth "Building Bridges" seminar held in Sarajevo in 2005 as part of an annual symposium on Muslim-Christian relations cosponsored by Georgetown University and the Archbishop of Canterbury. This volume presents the texts of the public lectures with regional presentations on issues of citizenship, religious believing and belonging, and the relationship between government and religion—both from the immediate situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina and from three contexts further afield: Britain, Malaysia, and West Africa. Both Christian and Muslim scholars propose key questions to be faced in addressing the issue of the common good. How do we approach the civic sphere as believers in particular faiths and as citizens of mixed societies? What makes us who we are, and how do our religious and secular allegiances relate to one another? How do we accommodate our commitment to religious values with acknowledgment of human disagreement, and how can this be expressed in models of governance and justice? How are we, mandated by scriptures to be caretakers, to respond to the current ecological and economic disorder of our world? Michael Ipgrave and his contributors do not claim to provide definitive answers to these questions, but rather they further a necessary dialogue and show that, while Christian and Islamic understandings of God may differ sharply and perhaps irreducibly, the acknowledgment of one another as people of faith is the surest ground on which to build trust, friendship, and cooperation.
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