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Another Stereotype Bites the Dust

Author : Darrin Bell
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Darrin Bell's Candorville is an insightful comic strip for today's world. Brutally honest but still evenhanded, Candorville takes on some of society's toughest issues, giving readers something to think about--as well as smirks, chuckles, and guffaws. Another Stereotype Bites the Dust is a collection of creator Darrin Bell's Candorville cartoon strip. In this thought-provoking strip Bell uses a diverse group of friends to paint a real yet humorous portrait of inner-city America. An educated underachiever, Lemont Brown is an aspiring writer. Socially conscious, he wants to work at changing the world and infusing it with wisdom and justice--if only he could pay his rent. Lemont's childhood friend Susan Garcia is a book-smart and street savvy Mexican-American woman who won't let bigotry or any glass ceiling keep her down. And Lemont's friend Clyde (aka C-Dog) is a streetwise thug and undiscovered rapper who'd rather mooch off his mother than get a job. Another Stereotype Bites the Dust deals with some tough issues--poverty, homelessness, racism, and personal responsibility--with knowing irony and incisive satire. Bell uses edgy dialogue and modern situations to jab everything from political correctness to political spinning, from political hindsight to office politics, making it a hit with the socially aware.

Swiss Army Knives

Author : Derek Jackson
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Swiss Army Knives is the comprehensive guide for Swiss Army Knives no collector should live without. This fascinating, colorfully illustrated book is a celebration of one of the great icons of Swiss culture. Swiss Army Knives catalogs each gadget, beginning with the simple Soldier’s knife, later developed into the Student Knife, the Cadet Knife, and Farmer’s Knife. Each model is accompanied with a narrative. For example, the Soldier’s knife was heavy, which led developers to create the lighter Officer’s knife, with an added second blade and a corkscrew. The book includes hundreds of illustrated examples of Swiss Army Knives and anecdotes from military personnel and other owners and a comprehensive model identification system, for the dedicated collectors. This fascinating, colorfully illustrated celebration of one of the great icons of Swiss culture—in France it’s the Couteau Swiss, in Germany the Schweizer Messer, and to the English-speaking world it’s the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife—used by military programs the world over and given away as gifts to guests by the White House (Lyndon Johnson did it first). Switzerland is not a country we associate with war. Nor is it a major steel-producing country. Yet the Swiss Army Knife, originally produced by a Swiss master cutler for the Swiss armed forces, is now recognized throughout the world. Like the Rolls-Royce or the Zippo lighter, it has become part of mythology, an icon that represents a standard of quality and versatility which has carried through from the nineteenth into the twenty-first century. The basic design of the knife has changed little since Karl Elsener patented the first Swiss Officer’s Knife in 1897, but the context within which the knives are now used would have astonished him. Elsener’s knives have been used at the top of Mount Everest and on coral reefs; astronauts carry them in the Space Shuttle; and they have saved lives on the ocean, in the air and in the desert. Charles Elsener, the fourth son of a hat-maker, decided not to enter the family business but to become a cutler. After serving his apprenticeship in south Germany, he opened his own business near Schwyz in Switzerland. Soon after, in 1891, he formed the Swiss Cutlery Guild with the main aim of producing soldiers’ knives for the Swiss Army, which had to date been bought from German sources. By the end of the year, the first batch had been delivered and Elsener’s plan proved a success—the first knife, known by name rather than type number—the Soldier’s knife—had a blade, awl, can opener, and screwdriver. Then the development started: as well as the simple Soldier’s knife he quickly developed the Student Knife, the Cadet Knife and Farmer’s Knife. Because the Soldier’s knife was heavy, Elsener developed the lighter Officer’s knife, with an added second blade and a corkscrew. On 26 April 2005 Victorinox acquired Wenger, its historic rival and the other official supplier of the Swiss Army knife. It also started expanding its product range to include fragrances, travel gear, and watches. Victorinox has since licensed the Swiss Army brand and shield logo to companies producing watches, writing tools, luggage and clothing. Victorinox produces some 34,000 Swiss Army knives, 38,000 multi-tools, and 30,000 household, kitchen, and knives per workday. Approximately 90 percent of its production is exported to more than 100 countries. With a wide reach and diverse product development, it's no wonder their knives are so popular.

Federal Employment of Spanish speaking Americans

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary
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Youth Authority Quarterly

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California Youth Authority Quarterly

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Adweek

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Vols. for 1981- include four special directory issues.

The Bulletin

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Organization and Management

Author : Anthony G. Puxty
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Children s Book Review Index

Author : Gary C. Tarbert
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Indian Time

Author : Judith Lynn Fein
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The author recounts her experiences among the Pueblo Indians, describes their way of life, and discusses the impact of their outlook on her own

American Newspaper Comics

Author : Allan Holtz
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The most comprehensive guide to U.S. newspaper comics ever published

Abortion

Author : Andrew Rynne
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Reading for College Writers

Author : Laurence Behrens
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Understanding Organizations

Author : Charles B. Handy
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Charles Handy's revolutionary 1989 bestseller The Age of Unreason catapulted him into the ranks of the top management consultants. Now, in this new edition of his acclaimed study Understanding Organizations, he solidifies his reputation as a seminal business thinker, offering a brilliantly insightful, wide-ranging look at business organizations.Long a bestseller in the United Kingdom, this classic text offers an illuminating discussion of key concepts of concern to all managers: culture, motivation, leadership, power, role-playing and working in groups. Ever mindful of actual business practice, Handy directly addresses how managers can translate the six main concepts into invaluable tools for effective management. He discusses how all organizations need to select, develop and reward their people; to structure and design their work; to resolve political conflicts; to lay down guidelines for their managers; and to plan for the future. In each case, the approaches and techniques described here are invaluable.Equally important, Handy excels at presenting his ideas in colorful, immediately accessible ways, filling the book with illuminating examples and inventive metaphors that range from Tolstoy's ideas on the concept of self, to the many meanings of "good morning," to the conversations that occur in a stopped elevator, to the proper size for a vineyard or an elephant. He shows, for instance, how an optical illusion experiment sheds light on interdepartmental relations, and how the way schoolchildren are typecast by their peers helps explain corporate hierarchies. And along with case studies, graphs, charts, and questionnaires, Understanding Organizations is peppered with boxed sections that offer advice and stimulate thought, brimming with provocative quotations from business wizards such as Peter Drucker, Tom Peters, Warren Bennis, Alvin Toffler, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter, as well as from Aristotle, Shakespeare, Gilbert and Sullivan, Gail Sheehy, and Joseph Heller.What the successful manager knows intuitively, Charles Handy puts into words. His powerful interpretive schemes will help managers grasp the underlying dynamics of their company, make sense of its past, and assess--and shape--its future.

Sex lies and stereotypes

Author : Julianne Malveaux
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"Malveaux is the most progressive critic of contemporary American life"--Cornel West. SEX, LIES & STEREOTYPES: PERSPECTIVES OF A MAD ECONOMIST, is a collection of Julianne Malveaux's award winning & most popular columns on American culture, politics, economics, sexism & racism. As an economist, educator & writer, Malveaux is best known for her "tell-it-like-it-is" weekly syndicated column, her regular contributions to MS. & USA Today, & in her frequent commentaries on CNN & PBS. Malveaux transmits a steady current of outrage at injustice, inequality & foul play. Her words are heart-felt cries for justice, railing against the powers that have become indifferent to layoffs, biased law enforcement, AIDS gender & racial bias--they project a profound conviction that "the real deal is economics, about who has, who doesn't, who will & who won't" with issues of race always "lurking in the background." Malveaux also speaks for those voices we don't often hear--"home alone parents," "disposable kids" & anyone whose color, economic status or gender keeps them powerless, To order contact: PINES ONE PUBLISHING, 3870 Crenshaw Blvd., Ste. 391, Los Angeles, CA 90008. (213) 290-1182.

Does the Afterlife Have Skittles The 6th Candorville Collection

Author : Darrin Bell
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The 6th collection of the syndicated comic strip "Candorville" by Darrin Bell. Can Lemont make time to interview President Obama's evolving position on gay marriage and Syria's vicious dictator, even while he's suing an evil vampire for custody of their son in a court run by the vampire's own mother? Will he be derailed by nepotism, by the incompetence of his six-year-old attorney, or by the testimony of his former roommate from the insane asylum? Back home, Lemont's "One That Got Away" Facebooks him after 14 years, but her mountain of secrets threatens to spoil their second chance at love. Meanwhile, Susan's boss decides to join the War on Women, and Lemont accompanies Osama Bin Laden, Steve Jobs, Whitney Houston, and Trayvon Martin on their Final Journeys to the afterlife. And all along, two homeless street philosophers have a strange conversation while they wait by the side of a city road, for *something.* Candorville delivers biting social & political satire to daily newspapers nationwide.

Building It All from Scraps

Author : Beverly Ann Kessler
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To chase, to embrace, and to savor the deepest passions of her heart, a quirky carpenters daughter builds her social work career - and fills the emptiness she has long known - by captivating the love of her life - Carolyn. But Jordan Mathews success is short-lived, as her career evolves into an outrageous battle of office politics, where no good deed seems to go unpunished - and where only the power of love survives. A vibrant and playful celebration of gay pride, Building It All From Scraps is a campy fiction that blends love, relationships, friendships and family, with an understanding of gay culture and history. Set at the Jersey Shore in the 1970s and 1980s, the story shares the transformation of a shy and ambiguous girl to a professional gay woman, and pits wants vs. expectations, needs vs. loyalties, in this comical construction of lifes loves, and the quest to find true meaning. The author includes a variety of articles about prominent social issues and especially, those affecting gay people - at the end of the book. These condensed, professional, yet easy-to-understand articles form a reference section that serves as a political history and social commentary for gay people everywhere. But you dont need to use the reference section to enjoy this amusing story about life, and love, fulfilled. A tale that revels in the clash of the sexual revolution, balancing disco community and true love with family life and working class values, Building It All from Scraps is a humorous and solidifying testimonial to all gay people, an educational and informative book for all human service workers, and a great piece of philosophical entertainment for those who are neither. And it lets us know, at the end of the day, that we are all the same.

Teens Girls and Technology

Author : Lesley Farmer
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How do we kick-start girls’ involvement with technology? In this dynamic book, Lesley Farmer provides a framework that teachers, librarians, youth workers, and parents can use to empower girls to succeed in today’s technology-rich world. Farmer first examines the disconnect many girls have with technology and then shows adults what they can do to change the current environment. Drawing on the work of experts in psychology, sociology, technology, and education, the book highlights school and after-school programs that have instilled confidence in teen girls and, as a result, increased their interest in technology-based careers. It also describes fun learning activities designed specifically for girls that are based on their developmental needs and interests. Activity topics include... Entertainment Education Fashion and beauty Animals and environment Healthcare Law Sports and fitness Business/self-employment Art and design Writing

Backlash

Author : Sally Spencer
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"Spencer's deft writing and skilled plotting combine with an intriguing mix of all-too-human characters and a shocker ending to make for another outstanding entry in this excellent series" - Booklist Starred Review The fourth book in the acclaimed new series featuring DCI Monika Paniatowski DCI Monika Paniatowski has a bitter personal history with Chief Superintendent Kershaw, but that is not the only reason she doesn't want the investigation into the sudden disappearance of his wife, Elaine, landing on her desk. A young prostitute, Grace Meade, has also disappeared, and yet all resources are being channelled into Elaine's case alone. Monika determines to spend time finding Grace, but when a heavily mutilated body is discovered on the moors, it begins to look as if she has made the wrong decision.

The Psychology Teacher Network

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