A lively investigation of the intimate connections we maintain with the things we toss away It's hard to think of trash as anything but a growing menace. Our communities face crises over what to do with the mountains of rubbish we produce, the enormous amount of biological waste generated by humans and animals, and the truckloads of electronic equipment judged to be obsolete. All this effluvia poses widespread problems for human health, the well-being of the planet, and the quality of our lives. But though our notorious habits of disposal have put us well on the way to making the earth inhospitable to life, our relation to rejectamenta includes much more than shedding and tossing. In Trash Talks, philosopher Elizabeth V. Spelman explores the extent to which we rely on trash and waste to make sense of our lives. Examples are rich: We use people's rubbish to gain information about them. We trumpet wastefulness as a means of signaling social status. We take the occupation of handling trash and garbage as revelatory of possible moral or spiritual shortcomings. We are intrigued by or in distress over the idea that evolution is a prodigiously wasteful process and that it is to the dustbin that each of us, and our species, shall ultimately repair. In the heaps of our trash, some see consequences of dissatisfaction, while others find confirmation of a flourishing consumer economy. While we may want to shove debris and detritus out of sight, many of our most impassioned projects involve keeping these objects resolutely in mind. Trash talks, and there is much of which it speaks.
Revelations in the Rubbish
Author: Elizabeth V. Spelman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Praise for Trash Talk: Words Matter Trash Talk: Words Matter is needed now more than ever. As a school district administrator, time and again, I see conflicts arising because kids (and adults) arent mindful of what they say. We all forget that words can build people up or tear people down. With this book, kids will learn to understand others as well as themselves through speech. This book is fun, empowering, and powerful. G. Peter Bohatch, Ed.D; Director of Student Services: Lee County Schools; Florida I recommend Trash Talk: Words Matter for kids so they can build respectful and happy relationships. I also think this book is perfect for the language arts classroom. The text IS the students speech, and this book coaches all learners in purpose, audience, tone, and interpretation. What better text is there than how kids speak every day? Adell Nyberg, Ph.D.; Nyberg Consultants, Ltd.; Edmonton, Alberta Straight-talking Nan LeClairs no-nonsense approach to writing makes her more of an anti-hero of self-help books. She doesnt promise gimmicks to make your life great or bombard you with sneaky Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques guaranteed to make you purchase a great follow-up coaching plan. Instead, she offers clear and direct wisdom about being a healthy human being who can have deep, fulfilling relationships. Nan also does a great job of showing us all that there are times when we are trash talkers. Trash Talk: Words Matter is a guide to accepting human flaws, our own and those of others, while also holding ourselves accountable to healthy relationships. In this book, redemption is possible. The loving nature of humans seems to be almost a Universalist theological underpinning that flows through the frank conversational prose without being preachy. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to laugh a little and learn a lot. It is a fast read and something you can come back to over and over for deeper learning. The Rev. Katie Romano Griffin, Unitarian Minister, Maryland
Author: Nancy Next
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
"Providing a wealth of practical interventions and activities - all organized within a state-of-the-art modular framework - this invaluable book helps child clinicians expand their intervention toolkits. Building on the bestselling Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents, which addresses the basics of treatment, Friedberg et. al., in their latest volume, provide additional effective ways for engaging hard-to-reach clients, addressing challenging problems, and targeting particular cognitive and behavioral skills. Fun and productive games, crafts, and other activities are described in step-by-step detail. Special features include over 30 reproducible forms and handouts, which bookbuyers can also download and print from Guilford's website in a convenient full-page size."--Pub. desc.
Tools for Enhancing Practice
Author: Robert D. Friedberg,Jessica M. McClure,Jolene Hillwig Garcia
Publisher: Guilford Publications
With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.
Author: Peter E. Meltzer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
What makes these 56 word search puzzles so extraordinary, so completely AWESOME? For the first time ever, every single one comes in a picture shape that relates to the puzzle's theme. So, you'll get such shapes as an ice cream cone (for "Here's the Scoop"); a bowling ball and pin ("Right Up Your Alley"); a snowman ("Snowed In"); and a boat ("For Sail"). And there's more: some of the puzzles have rebuses and other gimmicks, and every single puzzle contains a secret message. To see what that message says, go to the grid, find and circle all the phrases on the word list, then read all the uncircled letters from left to right, top to bottom, to spell out a "punny" answer to a riddle, humorous thought, or fun fact. (The letters are in order--but you have to figure out how the letters get divided into words.) That's what makes this collection a real, Mensa-level challenge!
Author: Mark Danna
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Have you ever wanted to learn Geometry, Calculus, Physics, German, and the mystical teachings of Orafoura? Well, now you can! Just not with this book. Well, except for the mystical bit. This book is guaranteed to cost you, or your money back. If there is ever a book that deserves to be burned, this is it. And while you are lighting a fire, why don’t you also set your imagination ablaze? You can start by taking a gasoline shower and sprinting naked through Flint, Michigan. Or Phoenix. After all, the only way you’ll ever be able to reach your true potential is with a stepladder and a stretch.
Author: Jarod Kintz; Benson Bruno
Everyone in a position of responsibility knows the tension of leadership. It may be between tasks or people, money or mission, the present or the future. One often neglected tension is between our inner spiritual longings and the outward needs of the group we lead. But we need not feel forced to choose between the two. Leadership has more in common with an ellipse with two focal points than a bull's-eye with a single target. The Leadership Ellipse is designed to help Christian leaders embrace both halves of the tension--our internal relationship with God and our external relationship with others--to find a truly authentic, integrated way to lead. If you find yourself in a lonely, isolated place of leadership, this book can be your companion. If you find yourself longing to lead in a way that is truly Christian, this book can be your guide. And if you are simply exhausted, then this book can offer you a new way to find refreshment. There is life beyond the bull's-eye.
Shaping How We Lead by Who We Are
Author: Robert A. Fryling
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Do copyright laws directly cause people to create works they otherwise wouldn't create? Do those laws directly put substantial amounts of money into authors' pockets? Does culture depend on copyright? Are copyright laws a key driver of competitiveness and of the knowledge economy? These are the key questions William Patry addresses in How to Fix Copyright. We all share the goals of increasing creative works, ensuring authors can make a decent living, furthering culture and competitiveness and ensuring that knowledge is widely shared, but what role does copyright law actually play in making these things come true in the real world? Simply believing in lofty goals isn't enough. If we want our goals to come true, we must go beyond believing in them; we must ensure they come true, through empirical testing and adjustment. Patry argues that laws must be consistent with prevailing markets and technologies because technologies play a large (although not exclusive) role in creating consumer demand; markets then satisfy that demand. Patry discusses how copyright laws arose out of eighteenth-century markets and technology, the most important characteristic of which was artificial scarcity. Artificial scarcity was created by the existence of a small number gatekeepers, by relatively high barriers to entry, and by analog limitations on copying. Markets and technologies change, in a symbiotic way, Patry asserts. New technologies create new demand, requiring new business models. The new markets created by the Internet and digital tools are the greatest ever: Barriers to entry are low, costs of production and distribution are low, the reach is global, and large sums of money can be made off of a multitude of small transactions. Along with these new technologies and markets comes the democratization of creation; digital abundance is replacing analog artificial scarcity. The task of policymakers is to remake our copyright laws to fit our times: our copyright laws, based on the eighteenth century concept of physical copies, gatekeepers, and artificial scarcity, must be replaced with laws based on access not ownership of physical goods, creation by the masses and not by the few, and global rather than regional markets. Patry's view is that of a traditionalist who believes in the goals of copyright but insists that laws must match the times rather than fight against the present and the future.
Author: William Patry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
die Rationalität politischer Talkshows im Fernsehen
Author: Tanjev Schultz
Category: 19:zehn (Television program)
Someone murdered Brian's girfriend, Amanda. The police think it was her father. Brian isn’t so sure. But everyone he knows is telling him to move on, get over it, focus on the present. Focus on basketball. Focus on hitting the perfect shot. Brian hopes that the system will work for Amanda and her father. An innocent man couldn’t be wrongly convicted, could he? But then Brian does a school project on Leo Frank, a Jewish man lynched decades ago for the murder of a teenage girl—a murder he didn’t commit. Worse still, Brian’s teammate Julius gets arrested for nothing more than being a black kid in the wrong place at the wrong time. Brian can’t deny any longer that the system is flawed. As Amanda’s father goes on trial, Brian admits to himself that he knows something that could break the case. But if he comes forward, will the real killer try for another perfect shot—this time against Brian?
Author: Elaine Marie Alphin
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Ethical intelligence may not get as much attention as other forms of “smarts,” but as Bruce Weinstein shows, it is the most practical, valuable, and even courageous form, determining success on the job, ful?llment in relationships, and sense of self-worth. After reviewing the ?ve basic ethical principles agreed upon by cultures and religious traditions around the world and throughout time, Weinstein shows readers how to develop their ethics IQ by applying these principles in daily life. Real-world examples and interviews — with CEOs, athletes, celebrities, and political leaders — illustrate ethics in action, and their absence. Most strikingly, Weinstein shows that ethical principles aren’t just good; they are good for us, bene?ting our health, happiness, and prosperity. While ethical ignorance grabs headlines, it is ethical intelligence that creates the most ful?lling life.
Five Principles for Untangling Your Toughest Problems at Work and Beyond
Author: Bruce Weinstein, PhD
Publisher: New World Library
Category: Business & Economics
Category: Social sciences
Go to any unpopulated or abandoned area in any given urban setting, and you'll find them. Thousands and thousands of wild dogs-abandoned to disease, starvation, and inevitable death-are leading short and brutal lives in the no-man's-land between domestication and wildness, byproducts of the human destitution around them. A lucky few are saved by dedicated rescuers, and Randy Grim, has emerged as one of the country's leading dog saviors. After years of rescuing dogs on his own, he founded Stray Rescue of St. Louis, an organization dedicated to rescue and rehabilitation. These are dogs that belong to no one, the ones animal-control experts can't catch and humane shelters won't deal with. They are stray or feral, either abandoned or born wild on the streets, which means they won't come near humans and statistically won't live past their second year. And their numbers are growing every day. In The Man Who Talks to Dogs, journalist Melinda Roth narrates Grim's dramatic, inspiring efforts and tells the horrific and heartwarming stories of the dogs he saves, showing how this growing national health problem-controlled by no federal or local regulations-can no longer be ignored.
The Story of America's Wild Street Dogs and Their Unlikely Savior
Author: Melinda Roth
A combination of short stories, poems, and thirty watercolors celebrates peace and the dignity of "ordinary" lives, from Third World ghettos to New Hampshire, while denouncing the horror and waste of war
Author: Grace Paley,Vera B. Williams
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
Category: Social Science
A behind-the-scenes account of the platinum musical producer and songwriter traces his first productions as a teen, his education in the music business, and his experiences with such artists as Lil John, Mariah Carey, and Kriss Kross. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
The Making of a Music Mogul
Author: Jermaine Dupri,Samantha Marshall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In this collection of inspiring stories, 13 Christian players in the NBA and four retired professional basketball players offer their testamonials and tell how their faith has been a source of hope and strength in the high-pressure world of professional sports.
Author: Dave Branon
Publisher: Moody Pub
Category: Sports & Recreation