To the New Owners

A Martha's Vineyard Memoir

Author: Madeleine Blais

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 0802189091

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 8695

In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais’ in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha’s Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. 2.2 miles down a poorly marked, one lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack—it had no electricity, no modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. Sitting on Tisbury Great Pond—well-stocked with oysters and crab for foraged dinners—the house faced the ocean and the sky, and though it was eventually replaced by a sturdier structure, the ethos remained the same: no heat, no TV, and no telephone. Instead, there were countless hours at the beach, meals cooked and savored with friends, nights talking under the stars, until at last, the house was sold in 2014. To the New Owners is Madeleine Blais’ charming, evocative memoir of this house, and of the Vineyard itself—from the history of the island and its famous visitors to the ferry, the pie shops, the quirky charms and customs, and the abundant natural beauty. But more than that, this is an elegy for a special place. Many of us have one place that anchors our most powerful memories. For Blais, it was the Vineyard house—a retreat and a dependable pleasure that also measured changes in her family. As children were born and grew up, as loved ones aged and passed away, the house was a constant. And now, the house lives on in the hearts of those who cherished it.

A New Owner's Guide to Airedale Terriers

Author: Jaime Cabet

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614645817

Category: Pets

Page: 24

View: 5142

Airedale terriers, also known as "Airedales," originated from the Yorkshire region of England. The Airedales belong to the class of dogs called the terriers, and the Airedale has been nicknamed the "King of Terriers." The nickname was given to the Airedale, because it is the largest canine in the terrier class. The Airedale weighs approximately 55 to 65 pounds, and grows to be about two feet tall. Airedales have medium-length black and tan coats, with a wiry topcoat that feels soft and fluffy underneath. The coat covering the back and legs appears curly and stiff, and must be regularly groomed. The Airedale does not shed much, if any, fur. Many Airedales have a surgical procedure done shortly after birth, called docking. The term docking means shortening the tail of the canine, which makes the tail stiff and stand at attention.

A New Owner's Guide to Keeshonds (Dog Breeds and Dog Care)

Author: The Hyperink Team

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614646945

Category: Reference

Page: 28

View: 6431

ABOUT THE BOOK Keeshonds (pronounced kayz-hawndz) are medium-sized dogs with sturdy figures, dramatic two-layer coats and richly plumed tails. Their friendly temperament combined with their outgoing and affectionate nature makes them an excellent choice of pet. The history of the Keeshond makes for interesting reading. According to the American Kennel Club, the breed descended from the Arctic strains found in the Samoyed, the Norwegian Elkhound and the Chow Chow, and changed little over the last two centuries. Originally known as the German Spitz, Keeshonds were particularly popular in Holland during the late 18th century, serving as watchdogs on riverboats and farms. Later, Keeshonds were thrust into the public eye by the leader of the Dutch Patriot political party, Kees de Gyselaer. He gave Keeshonds their new name, thanks to his ownership of a dog named Kees. MEET THE AUTHOR The Hyperink Team works hard to bring you high-quality, engaging, fun content. If ever you have any questions about our products, or suggestions for how we can make them better, please don't hesitate to contact us! Happy reading! EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Its critical that owners properly socialize any puppy. The socialization process promotes emotional health in your dog and ensures the physical safety of the people and other animals he comes into contact with over the course of his life. You should endeavor to introduce your dog to a wide variety of people, dogs, other animals, sounds and environments at an early age. A socialized Keeshond is a happier, more confident dog and less prone to hypersensitivity to loud and/or unfamiliar sounds. Keeshonds in particular are naturally cautious and sensitive to loud and/or unfamiliar sounds, so its imperative that you devote plenty of time to the socialization process from an early age. The process of socializing your Keeshond should begin by introducing him to many different people. One trick is to ask strangers to pet him and offer a small treat (that you give them). The people you introduce your puppy to should also include well-behaved children, although such interactions should always be properly supervised. CHAPTER OUTLINE A New Owner's Guide to Keeshonds + Introduction + Caring for the Newest Member of Your Family + What to Buy + Conditions that Affect Keeshonds + ...and much more

A New Owner's Guide to Siberian Huskies

Author: Linda Forshaw

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614642583

Category: Reference

Page: 28

View: 8014

ABOUT THE BOOK Siberian Huskies are energetic and powerful dogs with robust figures and a resilient nature. Originally bred for load pulling in difficult conditions, they retain their status as a working breed while also serving as show dogs and family pets. If you are considering getting a Siberian or have done so recently, congratulations! This guide will help you familiarize yourself with your dogs needs in order to ensure a happy, healthy, and long-lasting relationship between you and your dog. MEET THE AUTHOR Laura Forshaw is an experienced writer and a member of the Hyperink Team, which works hard to bring you high-quality, engaging, fun content. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Although Siberian Huskies may look intimidating to people and other dogs, don't let their powerful appearance deceive you. These dogs are friendly and affectionate as can be. Those who find the appearance of a Siberian Husky intimidating should consider what the Rocky Mountain Siberian Husky Club has to say about the breed: His rugged endurance, stamina and untiring energy have led to the misconception that the Siberian is a fierce, belligerent animal. Nothing could be more untrue. A Siberian will pull in harness until he drops in the traces. He will vehemently argue the view that only small breeds should be lap dogs. He thrives on affection and returns it doubled. When raised from a pup with a child, a safer, more friendly and faithful companion could not be found. Siberians are incredibly social and don't fare well being left alone for long periods of time. If you work all day and dont have another pet, your dog will get lonely and lonely and may indulge in destructive behavior. CHAPTER OUTLINE A New Owner's Guide to Siberian Huskies A New Owner's Guide to Siberian Huskies + Introduction + Insider Information + Beginner's Survival Guide: How to Care for Your Siberian Husky + Situational Advice for Your Siberian Husky + ...and much more

A New Owner's Guide to Akitas

Author: Barbara J. Andrews

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780793827602

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 4159

The books in this series contain the latest and best information about each breed covering everything from the history of the breed, choice and selection through to grooming, feeding, training and showing

The New Owners

The Mass Emergence of Employee Ownership in Public Companies and What It Means to American Business

Author: Joseph R. Blasi,Douglas Kruse

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780887305542

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

View: 9283


The New Ecology of Leadership

Business Mastery in a Chaotic World

Author: David K. Hurst

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231504144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 5293

David Hurst has a unique knowledge of organizations—their function and their failure—both in theory and in practice. He has spent twenty-five years as an operating manager, often in crises and turnaround conditions, and is also a widely experienced consultant, teacher, and writer on business. This book is his innovative integration of management practice and theory, using a systems perspective and analogies drawn from nature to illustrate groundbreaking ideas and their practical application. It is designed for readers unfamiliar with sophisticated management concepts and for active practitioners seeking to advance their management and leadership skills. Hurst's objective is to help readers make meaning from their own management experience and education, and to encourage improvement in their practical judgment and wisdom. His approach takes an expansive view of organizations, connecting their development to humankind's evolutionary heritage and cultural history. It locates the origins of organizations in communities of trust and follows their development and maturation. He also crucially tracks the decline of organizations as they age and shows how their strengths become weaknesses in changing circumstances. Hurst's core argument is that the human mind is rational in an ecological, rather than a logical, sense. In other words, it has evolved to extract cues to action from the specific situations in which it finds itself. Therefore contexts matter, and Hurst shows how passion, reason, and power can be used to change and sustain organizations for good and ill. The result is an inspirational synthesis of management theory and practice that will resonate with every reader's experience.

A New Owner's Guide to Chinchillas

Author: Audrey Pavia

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 128

View: 3606

Chinchillas are becoming more popular as pets but do have specific needs which require informed care. Suitable for both existing and prospective chinchilla owners, this colour illustrated book contains well-organised, easy-to-find information and advice to ensure a healthy, happy pet.

A New Owner's Guide to Maltese

Author: Vicki Abbott

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780793827831

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 8640

Written by breed authority Vicki Abbott, A NEW OWNER'S GUIDE TO MALTESE covers all aspects of owning this unique purebred dog. The book includes a history of the breed as well as characteristics, grooming techniques, nutrition, health care, identification, and activities. More than 120 full-color photographs.

A New Owner's Guide to Guinea Pigs

Author: Karen Bawoll

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780793828302

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 4268

Why are guinea pigs such popular pets? They are cute, furry, lovable little animals that are very affectionate and develop close bonds with their owners. A New Owner's Guide to Guinea Pigs is the perfect book for everyone who loves guinea pigs, whether they are new owners or longtime fanciers. From basic housing and feeding to breeding, showing, and everything in between, nothing is left out of this well-written and entertaining reference.

Green: Your Place in the New Energy Revolution

Author: Jane Hoffman,Michael Hoffman

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230613195

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 8115

Green will illustrate and shed new light on the gamut of issues associated with renewable energy, a topic whose importance increases exponentially with every temperature record-setting year. Jane and Michael Hoffman use their years of experience to explain the technological and economic future of this ecologically significant issue. They incisively explain its politics: what countries are doing right now and, most importantly, what the U.S. should be doing. Green will cut through the hype and polemics surrounding ecologically friendly technologies and present the unvarnished truth. It will guide the reader through the misinformation and confusion over global warming, and demonstrate the degree to which renewable energy can be part of the solution.

Puppy Training Book

The Quick Guide for New Owners

Author: Daniel Joseph

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468915096

Category: Pets

Page: N.A

View: 2402

So you've got yourself a puppy, eh? Oh how adorable! But wait...now you have to train him. Now you have to make sure he doesn't piddle in the house. How does that happen? How do people do it!? This is impossible! Don't freak out! You can do this! I've got here this lovely little book that will teach you the basics of puppy training. Kennel training, house breaking, and obedience training – it's all here to get you where you need to be. This is the quick guide to puppies. This is what you need to know to keep your house clean and your puppy happy. It's not as hard as it may seem. Read on, dear puppy owner. Read on.

Managing in the Next Society

Lessons from the Renown Thinker and Writer on Corporate Management

Author: Peter F. Drucker

Publisher: Truman Talley Books

ISBN: 142997320X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 340

Following in the successful vein of Managing for the Future (1992) and Managing in a Time of Great Change (1995), the incomparable Peter Drucker is back with fresh thoughts, insights, and knowledge about the ever-changing business society around us and the ever-expanding management roles required of us all-chiefs, executives, managers, and knowledge workers alike. Two main themes are explored in many of the chapters in Managing in the Next Society: the rapidly expanding information shock wave that had its Internet Big Bang as recently as 1995; and the changing shape of our society to come-six major trends that are rapidly transforming our world into what Peter Drucker calls The Next Society.

Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems Security

Author: Robert Radvanovsky,Jacob Brodsky

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466502266

Category: Computers

Page: 383

View: 3968

The availability and security of many services we rely upon—including water treatment, electricity, healthcare, transportation, and financial transactions—are routinely put at risk by cyber threats. The Handbook of SCADA/Control Systems Security is a fundamental outline of security concepts, methodologies, and relevant information pertaining to the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and technology that quietly operate in the background of critical utility and industrial facilities worldwide. Divided into five sections, the book examines topics comprising functions within and throughout industrial control systems (ICS) environments. Topics include: Emerging trends and threat factors that plague the ICS security community Risk methodologies and principles that can be applied to safeguard and secure an automated operation Methods for determining events leading to a cyber incident, and methods for restoring and mitigating issues—including the importance of critical communications The necessity and reasoning behind implementing a governance or compliance program A strategic roadmap for the development of a secured SCADA/control systems environment, with examples Relevant issues concerning the maintenance, patching, and physical localities of ICS equipment How to conduct training exercises for SCADA/control systems The final chapters outline the data relied upon for accurate processing, discusses emerging issues with data overload, and provides insight into the possible future direction of ISC security. The book supplies crucial information for securing industrial automation/process control systems as part of a critical infrastructure protection program. The content has global applications for securing essential governmental and economic systems that have evolved into present-day security nightmares. The authors present a "best practices" approach to securing business management environments at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels.

Birth of the New NFL

How the 1966 NFL/AFL Merger Transformed Pro Football

Author: Larry Felser

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781599217628

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 8125

The year 1966 marked the birth of the National Football League as we know it, when owners in the NFL and the upstart American Football League agreed to an unprecedented merger, to take place at the start of the 1970 season. They also agreed to play, beginning at the end of the '66 season, a game between each league's champion—a game that came to be called The Super Bowl. The Birth of the New NFL tells the story of that historic season, leading to the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. It also tells the off-the-field story, the one between warring owners and cities—a story often more brutal than the one on the field. Larry Felser has interviewed the leading men of the day, from Al Davis and Jack Kemp, to Wellington Mara, Art Modell, Lamar Hunt, Gene Upshaw, Dan Rooney, and many others. He presents the struggles of top teams for the chance to represent their respective leagues in the biggest game ever, while also offering a behind-closed-doors view of the wheeling and dealing it took to reach the agreement.

The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455515426

Category: Bibles

Page: 1248

View: 3427

As the pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, Jud Wilhite encounters new Christians every single day. One of the greatest needs new believers have is a resource for understanding the Christian faith and the Bible in a straightforward and applicable guide. The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings fills that need and show an uncompromising commitment to God's Word and the extent of His grace: the radical, amazing, overwhelming favor and forgiveness of God available to all. The New Living Translation is Jud's preferred Bible translation because he believes it is the easiest for new believers to understand. This fastest growing Bible translation is the work of 90 Bible scholars over a seven-year period and is known for accurately communicating the meaning of the original ancient Hebrew and Greek texts in clear and concise language. Jud hopes The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings will help you apply the gift of God's words to your life along with some thoughts to help you understand it more quickly and deeply. He gives you tools and resources to help navigate the deep waters of this living document. As you dig into God's words, the encouragement and truth you receive will literally change your life and the world! Key Features Include: A 32-page Introduction in which Jud provides 6 helpful articles on how to understand the Bible, overviews of the Old and New Testaments, and faith as a lifelong journey Book Introductions, including the author, key people and verses, themes, and the date it was written for each book of the Bible 9 Major Uncensored Truth Sections, which guide readers to understand the core beliefs of Christianity-God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, salvation, church, living the Christian life, angels and demons, Jesus' return, and heaven and hell Callout Passages of Scripture that have meant the most to Jud for different reasons in various seasons of life And featuring the reliable and easy-to-read New Living Translation