Loose Connections

Joining Together in America's Fragmented Communities

Author: Robert Wuthnow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780674007970

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 473

Robert Wuthnow shows that in America there has been a significant change in group affiliations away from traditional civic organizations toward affiliations that respond to individual needs and collective concerns. Many Americans are finding new ways to help one another through short-term task-oriented networks such as the Internet and nonprofit associations. Wuthnow looks at the challenges that must be faced if these innovative forms of civic involvement are to flourish, and calls for resources to be made available to strengthen the more constructive and civic dimensions of these organizations.

Loose Connections

Joining Together in America's Fragmented Communities

Author: Robert Wuthnow

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 9095

Wuthnow looks at the challenges that must be faced if these innovative forms of civic involvement are to flourish, and calls for resources to be made available to strengthen the more constructive and civic dimensions of these organizations.

Loose Connections

Author: Rosemary Hayes

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 1781011001

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 711

DIV Jake’s dad is away and his pregnant mum is in hospital, so his granny is looking after Jake - or so they think. But Gran has changed. She tends to be dazed or confused, fills Jake’s sandwiches with strange combinations of food, leaves the cooker on, and wanders down the road in her nightie in the middle of the night. Jake doesn’t want to worry his parents, so he tries to look after Gran himself. But help comes from a mysterious quarter, in the form of a strange, ghostly girl called Verity. Birth, death, and the rites of passage in family life that connect them are beautifully portrayed through the eyes of a young teenage boy. /div


True Stories and Loose Connections

Author: Rebecca Front

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297870238

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3580

Shortlisted for Non-fiction Book of the Year at the National Book Awards Read on BBC Radio 4 Sometimes things are more ordinary than you think. And sometimes they're a whole lot odder than you can possibly imagine . . . By turns poignant, comic and uplifting, CURIOUS is a book of stories from Rebecca Front's life, all of them true, though sometimes perhaps a little bent out of shape in the telling. It is a beguiling celebration of the curiosities of everyday life, and of what it is to be curious - in every sense of the word.

Loose Connections

Author: Rachel Trezise

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682990931

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 504

Mother-of-two Rosemary is a woman under pressure. With two difficult teenaged children, a distant husband and a busy job, the stress is mounting. The loss of her internet connection pushes her over the edge. After waiting a month and two failed attempts to fix the problem, a third repair man arrives. When he too says he can't get her back online, his incompetence forces Rosemary to take drastic action. The repair man realises that Rosemary is not as naive as she first appears. She is a woman with a secret and is capable of causing him harm.

Loose Connections

Author: Maurice Harmon

Publisher: Salmon Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781908836199

Category: Poetry

Page: 65

View: 708

Lively, nuanced, and human poetry that records the drama of existence.

Control of Machines

Author: S. K. Bhattacharya

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122418187

Category: Electric controllers

Page: 354

View: 1485

Control Of Machines Is One Of The Most Important Functional Areas For Electrical And Mechanical Engineers Working In Industry. In This Era Of Automation And Control, Every Engineer Has To Acquaint Himself On The Design Installation, And Maintenance Of Control Systems. This Subject Must Find Its Place As A Compulsory Applied Engineering Subject In Degree And Diploma Curriculum.Some Progressive States And Autonomous Institutions Have Already Introduced This Subject In Their Curriculum. In This Book, Static Control And Programmable Controllers Have Been Included Keeping In View The Latest Developments In Modern Industry. Relay And Static Control Have Been Dealt With In Details. Most Of The Control Circuits Included In This Book Have Been Taken From Indian Industry. A Chapter Has Been Devoted To Protection Of Motors And Troubleshooting In Control Circuits.The Chapter On Plc Has Been Made Very Elaborate To Deal With All Aspects Of Logic Controllers. Review Questions Have Been Included At The End Of Each Chapter. The Explanations Of Circuits And Design Procedure Of Control Circuits Have Been Made Very Simple To Help Students Understand Easily. Students, Teachers And Shop Floor And Design Office Engineers Will Find This Book A Very Useful Companion.

Loose Connections

Author: John Haylock

Publisher: Arcadia Books Limited

ISBN: 9781900850773

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

View: 5935

A group of British expatriates bring comic relief to their tense situation in time leading up to the Six Day War in Egypt.

Fire Investigation

Author: Chandler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1418009601

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 6422

Learn the process of investigative response to a fire scene with the practical explanations and insightful case studies offered in this book. Straight-forward and reader-friendly Fire Investigation provides the student as well as the practicing firefighter and fire officer with the essential information to successfully respond to, investigate, and report on, a fire scene. With clear and concise explanations and illustrative examples, Fire Investigation walks the reader through the logical steps necessary to determine the fire origin and cause from understanding the roles and responsibilities of the investigator on scene and how the investigator works with other response teams, to information gathering based on clues, interviews and other resources, to the final documentation, conclusion, and report. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Electrical Systems

Author: Carson Dunlop

Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate

ISBN: 9780793179329

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 220

View: 2351

Only half of a home inspector's challenge is technical--the other half is effective communication with clients.This text is designed both for beginners who need an in-depth introduction and more advanced practitionerslooking for tips, sample dialogue and documents, and anunderstanding of the scope and ethical aspects of a ......

Psychology: Making Connections

Author: Gregory Feist,Erika Rosenberg

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073531830

Category: Psychology

Page: 768

View: 2169

Connect with science. Connect with students. Connect with Feist and Rosenberg's Psychology. In Psychology: Making Connections, Greg Feist and Erika Rosenberg provide the tools for students to make meaningful connections with the material encompassed in Introductory Psychology while still presenting psychology as a scientific endeavor. With its focus on connections, Feist helps your students to understand both the discipline and concepts of psychology as well as psychology’s relevance to their lives. Feist provides you with the science you are seeking while bringing it alive for your students in an accessible way. By challenging students to make connections between what they are reading and learning about in class and the world around them outside the classroom, Psychology: Making Connections fosters students' critical thinking skills. At the same time, the authors consistently reinforce the idea that science is a process and not just a collection of resulting outcomes to be memorized. In doing so, they bring to life the names and experiments on the page and vividly illustrate the human element in the scientific method.

Tepoztl‡n and the Transformation of the Mexican State

The Politics of Loose Connections

Author: JoAnn Martin

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816524433

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 5256

Throughout her analysis, Martin explores how Tepoztecan politics unfolds in the climate of mistrust first nurtured by the role the state in local politics and later by the demands of working with U.S. and western European environmentalists."--BOOK JACKET.

Loose-leaf Version for Choices & Connections

An Introduction to Communication

Author: Steven McCornack,Joseph Ortiz

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457649268

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

View: 1662

Based on decades of teaching experience combined with the latest in research and communication theory, Steve McCornack and Joseph Ortiz’s Choices & Connections helps students to transform their lives and become more adaptive and versatile communicators by revealing the connections that underlie all communication choices—and by showing how the outcomes students experience are rooted in the communication choices they make. Captivating students from page one, Choices & Connections weaves together a variety of topics into a unified view of communication, highlighted by built-in study tools and a variety of news, pop culture, and real-life examples.

Chasing the Scream

The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620408929

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 9946

The New York Times Bestseller The Book Behind the Viral TED Talk For the first time, the startling full story of the disastrous war on drugs--propelled by moving human stories, revolutionary insight into addiction, and fearless international reporting. What if everything you think you know about addiction is wrong? One of Johann Hari's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not be able to. As he grew older, he realized he had addiction in his family. Confused, unable to know what to do, he set out on a three-year, 30,000-mile journey to discover what really causes addiction--and what really solves it. He uncovered a range of remarkable human stories--of how the war on drugs began with Billie Holiday, the great jazz singer, being stalked and killed by a racist policeman; of the scientist who discovered the surprising key to addiction; and of the countries that ended their war on drugs--with extraordinary results. His discoveries led him to give a TED talk and animation which have now been viewed more than 25 million times. This is the story of a life-changing journey that showed the world the opposite of addiction is connection.


A World History, Combined Volume

Author: Edward H. Judge,John W. Langdon

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133860310

Category: History

Page: 1008

View: 2006

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. NOTE: You are purchasing a¿standalone¿product; MyHistoryLab®¿does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyHistoryLab search for 0134167538 / 9780134167534 ¿Connections: A World History, Combined Volume plus MyHistoryLab for World History – Access Card Package, 3/e ¿ Package consists of: 0133842746 / 9780133842746 Connections: A World History, Combined Volume, 3/e 0133861880 / 9780133861884 MyHistoryLab for World History Access Card MyHistoryLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. ¿ For courses in World History ¿ Connections: A World History introduces students to the far-reaching study of world history in a comprehensible manner that is tailored to meet their diverse needs and interests. This Third Edition strongly emphasizes thematic connections between societies and events, making it easy for new history students to absorb a wide array of details, dates, and events. The title’s concise chapters feature engaging, readable content, and avoid bogging students down with unnecessary detail. The authors have provided many visual aids to improve students’ comprehension of the material, including over 200 maps. The result is a clear and concise rendering of world history that will appeal to students of all disciplines and backgrounds. ¿ Also available with MyHistoryLab MyHistoryLab for the World History course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyHistoryLab does not include an eText. ¿ Connections: A World History, Third Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.¿

Indian Balm

Travels Amongst Fakirs and Fire Warriors

Author: Paul Hyland

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781845110857

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3937

This text presents an account of a journey Paul Hyland made along the little-known course of the sacred Godavari river in Southern India - a pilgrimage through both his past and India's present. Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 1994.

The Sociology of Community Connections

Author: John G. Bruhn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306486159

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

View: 9152

This book discusses the rationale for community, the varieties of communities, the effect of social change on communities and many other factors, tying the concept to the various levels of human interaction, from the global to the individual.