The realities of being parents of a young family are explored in these comics featuring Zoe, a red-headed, pig-tailed girl; Ham, her pin-headed brother; and Wren, the newborn.
Baby Blues Scrapbook 23
Author: Rick Kirkman,Jerry Scott
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
This booklet provides straightforward advice on how best to prepare before working the night shift, how to stay alert and refreshed while on duty and how to recover from working nights.
Preparation, Survival and Recovery : a Guide for Junior Doctors
Author: Nicholas Horrocks,Roy Pounder
Publisher: Royal College of Physicians
By day, Monica Holy’s life looks like millions of others. She paints, jogs, talks to friends, and worries about her children. Monica’s nightlife is a different story. Since birth, she has entered extraordinary worlds of consciousness through the portal of lucid dreams. While there, she conducts souls to the other side and to the light, teaches, guides, and heals. She enters those non-ordinary realities not just to explore them, but to work on behalf of the human community. In Fringe Dweller on the Nightshift, she eloquently recounts her psychic and spiritual work with the troubled dead, the newly dead or those about to die – especially children – to provide emergency relief. She also brings back messages from the world beyond this one, by offering each and every one of us inspiration and ideas for honoring our feelings and connecting to the divine expression of all that is. Ultimately, we will all see The Grid (chapter 10): the invisible reality beyond our five senses that underlies all physical form as we know it. Fringe Dweller on the Nightshift combines cosmic adventure with down-to-earth practical information – part art, part memoir, part philosophy, part guidance, this book is a work of the heart.
True Stories from an Afterlife Paramedic
Author: Monica Holy
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Sally Otis works as a waitress in order to support her three children and a jobless younger sister. They live in a down-trodden apartment house, which they share with other working class tenants. Her husband is in a State mental hospital and most likely there for good. Her deadbeat younger brother and a lodger from across the hall pay board to eat in her crowded little flat. As Christmas approaches, there is no money for gifts and no prospect of her husband returning home. As her burden becomes intolerable, Sally's sturdy courage begins to falter. To make matters worse, the sleazy, suspicious owner of the local night club - Nick Toresca - takes a fancy to Sally and won't leave her alone. As he is the brother of her boss at the greasy spoon, she is in no position to call the shots. Things are shaken up when Sally's sister - the swaggering, glamorous, independent Petey Braun - appears on the scene. All loud laugh, deep voice, self-confident aplomb and worldly generosity, Petey grabs the spotlight and centre of the stage and never lets them go. She is an American career woman - one who makes a career of men: she is a master of her trade. To give Sally a break, Petey sets about to dazzle Nick so that he has no eyes for Sally. Nothing is straightforward when Petey gets involved, however, so what follows is a swift-paced tale of tension, excitement and sibling rivalry as the very different worlds of Sally and Petey collide . . .
Author: Maritta Wolff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
New York is the city that never sleeps. This luminous book peels back the cover of darkness over the city as it hums along in the night, revealing a hidden world populated by the thousands of women and men who work and live the nightshift. Written with beauty and grace, Nightshift NYC weaves together cultural critique, vivid reportage, and arresting photographs to trace the inverted logic of the city at night. Russell Leigh Sharman and Cheryl Harris Sharman spent a year interviewing and shadowing fry cooks and coffee jockeys, train conductors, cab hacks, and dozens of others who keep the city running when the sun goes down. Investigating familiar places such diners and delis, they explore some less familiar ones as well—taking us on a walking tour of homelessness in Manhattan, onto a fishing boat out of Brooklyn, and into other little-known corners of the night. Traveling past the threshold of voyeurism into the lives of real people, they depict a social space entirely apart—one that is highly structured and inherently subversive. Together, these stories open a compelling view on contemporary urban life and, along the way, reveal the soul of the city itself.
Author: Russell Leigh Sharman,Cheryl Harris Sharman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
Late at night after children have gone to bed, people who work the night shift, like street sweepers, window dressers, newspaper printers, road workers, and donut bakers, are doing their jobs.
Author: Jessie Hartland
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Relatively high wages and the opportunity to be part of an upscale, globalized work environment draw many in India to the call center industry. At the same time, night shift employment presents women, in particular, with new challenges alongside the opportunities. This book explores how beliefs about what constitutes "women's work" are evolving in response to globalization. Working the Night Shift is the first in-depth study of the transnational call center industry that is written from the point of view of women workers. It uncovers how call center employment affects their lives, mainly as it relates to the anxiety that Indian families and Indian society have towards women going out at night, earning a good salary, and being exposed to western culture. This timely account illustrates the ironic and, at times, unsettling experiences of women who enter the spaces and places made accessible through call center work. Visit the author's website at http://www.working-the-nightshift.com and facebook group.
Women in India’s Call Center Industry
Author: Reena Patel
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Social Science
Ihr Name: Marleen Shou Ihr Beruf: Mars-Pacification-Trooper Ihr Einsatzgebiet: Nutopia City Ihr Auftrag: Separatistenzellen ausfindig machen und eliminieren Ihr Problem: Entführt worden zu sein und mit einem explodierendem Halsband als Auftragskiller missbraucht zu werden ... Willkommen in Nutopia City! In der Hauptstadt des Mars kämpft die New-Separatist-Militia für die Unabhängigkeit des Planeten, während das Mars-Pacification-Corps mit Waffengewalt gegen die Aufständischen vorgeht. In diesem düsteren Sumpf aus Verbrechen, Militärgewalt und Korruption findet sich die junge Kadettenabgängerin Marleen Shou wieder, von Unbekannten entführt und als Killerin zwangsmissbraucht. Milizangehörige, Straßengangs oder Konzernsöldner. Ihr Auftraggeber macht vor keiner bewaffneten Instanz halt und Marleen trudelt immer tiefer in einen Strudel von Mord und Gewalt, ohnmächtig, sich aus ihrer Situation zu befreien. Wird sie die Nacht überleben? Eine bleihaltige Hetzjagd durch die futuristische Metropole beginnt...
Eine Cyberpunk Gun-Opera
Author: Matthias Verhoeven
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Jill Kismet is a dealer in dark things and demon slayer, and it's her job to patrol the nightside. In the cold pre-dawn, Jill is called in to assess the aftermath of a particularly savage cop-killing. Under the haunted eyes of the forensic techs, Jill picks up the stench of hellbreed and something else - something dangerous and tainted. But this makes no sense as hellbreed always work alone, distrusted even by their own kind. Jill's a Hunter, trained by the best, but she's in over her head. Welcome to the night shift ...
The Jill Kismet Books: Book One
Author: Lilith Saintcrow
Publisher: Hachette UK
Between January and December 2006, Finnish photographer Janne Lehtinen prowled the streets of a small city in Finland at night, camera in hand. In the process, he also took portraits of his father at six o'clock in the morning, just as he was coming off his night shift at a paper mill. Reality and fiction are blended; real events from the past are revived in staged pictures. As in his earlier, autobiographically tinged series of works, Lehtinen's photographs poignantly reveal the actualities of childhood and the bonds between the generations visible.
Author: Janne Lehtinen
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
To hold a little microbat in your hand, its body the size of the end of your thumb, is nothing but astounding. Its head is nearly the size of a man’s fingernail, its tiny ears are twitching as it struggles to get free, and then it bares its teeth to try and scare you into letting it go. Inside that tiny head is a powerhouse of information. Some of our little bats know the entire landscape of our east coast, and can pinpoint a cave entrance in dense forest 500 km from its last home. When they get there they know what to do – where to forage, which bat to mate with and how to avoid local predators. A Natural History of Australian Bats uncovers the unique biology and ecology of these wonderful creatures. It features a description of each bat species found in Australia, as well as a section on bat myths. The book is enhanced by stunning colour photographs from Steve Parish, most of which have never been seen before.
Working the Night Shift
Author: Steve Parish,Greg Richards,Les Hall
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Four masters of urban fantasy and paranormal romance plunge readers into the dangerous, captivating world unearthed beyond the dark... New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh delivers a smoldering story with Secrets at Midnight, as the scent of Bastien Smith’s elusive lover ignites a possessiveness in him that’s as feral as it is ecstatic. And now that he’s found his mate, he’ll do anything to keep her. In #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews’ novella, Magic Steals, when people start going missing, shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau and jaguar shifter Jim Shrapshire must uncover the truth about the mysterious creatures responsible. From Milla Vane—a warrior princess must tame The Beast of Blackmoor to earn a place among her people. But she quickly discovers that the beast isn't a monster, but a barbarian warrior who intends to do some taming himself. It’s seer Makenna Frazier's first day on the job at Supernatural Protection and Investigations, and her first assignment is more than she bargained for when bodyguard duty for a leprechaun prince’s bachelor party goes every which way but right in national bestselling author Lisa Shearin’s Lucky Charms.
Author: Nalini Singh,Ilona Andrews,Lisa Shearin,Milla Vane
In The Night Shift, Dr. Brian Goldman shares his experiences in the witching hours at Mount Sinai Hospital in downtown Toronto. We meet the kinds of patients who walk into an E.R. after midnight: late-night revellers injured on their way home after last call, teens assaulted in the streets by other teens and a woman who punches another woman out of jealousy over a man. But Goldman also reveals the emotional, heartbreaking side of everyday E.R. visits: adult children forced to make life and death decisions about critically ill parents, victims of sexual assault, and mentally ill and homeless patients looking for understanding and a quick fix in the twenty-four-hour waiting room. Written with Goldman’s trademark honesty and with surprising humour, The Night Shift is also a frank look at many issues facing the medical profession today, and it offers a highly compelling inside view into an often shrouded world.
Real Life in the Heart of the E.R.
Author: Dr. Brian Goldman
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Category: Health & Fitness
In April 2005 a factory making sweaters for the European market collapsed like a pack of cards during the nightshift in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh. The circumstances of this disaster, which caused the deaths of 64 clothing workers and injured a further 84, proved to be a final straw for trade unionists and NGO activists who had long been concerned about the state of factory safety and the inadequacies of social protection in the Ready Made Garment industry in the South East Asian country. Last Nightshift in Savar presents a detailed account of the national and international campaign efforts to bring the owner and his multinational buyers to book. It is also an account of the emergence of two quite different but replicable buyer approaches to the provision of relief for workers in such calamitous circumstances, which hopefully sheds light on some of the contradictions of corporate social responsibility in the globalised economy in which we live today. Finally, it is the story of the efforts of the international trade union, and NGO movement and of two men, in particular, to drive home change in compensation for industrial injury and fatality in the less developed world.
The Story of the Spectrum Sweater Factory Collapse
Author: Doug Miller
Publisher: McNidder and Grace Limited
Category: Business & Economics