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Broken Table

Author : Tanya Garrett
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A personal memoir of a spiritual journey from the carnivorous granddaughter of a cattle rancher to a plant-based equestrian athlete. The author shares her experiences with cancer, heart disease, and chronic inflammatory diseases, as well as the loss of her father and brother to heart disease and cancer.

The Broken Table

Author : Chris Rhomberg
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When the Detroit newspaper strike was settled in December 2000, it marked the end of five years of bitter and violent dispute. No fewer than six local unions, representing 2,500 employees, struck against the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press, and their corporate owners, charging unfair labor practices. The newspapers hired permanent replacement workers and paid millions of dollars for private security and police enforcement; the unions and their supporters took their struggle to the streets by organizing a widespread circulation and advertising boycott, conducting civil disobedience, and publishing a weekly strike newspaper. In the end, unions were forced to settle contracts on management's terms, and fired strikers received no amnesty. In The Broken Table, Chris Rhomberg sees the Detroit newspaper strike as a historic collision of two opposing forces: a system in place since the New Deal governing disputes between labor and management, and decades of increasingly aggressive corporate efforts to eliminate unions. As a consequence, one of the fundamental institutions of American labor relations—the negotiation table—has been broken, Rhomberg argues, leaving the future of the collective bargaining relationship and democratic workplace governance in question. The Broken Table uses interview and archival research to explore the historical trajectory of this breakdown, its effect on workers' economic outlook, and the possibility of restoring democratic governance to the business-labor relationship. Emerging from the New Deal, the 1935 National Labor Relations Act protected the practice of collective bargaining and workers' rights to negotiate the terms and conditions of their employment by legally recognizing union representation. This system became central to the democratic workplace, where workers and management were collective stakeholders. But efforts to erode the legal protections of the NLRA began immediately, leading to a parallel track of anti-unionism that began to gain ascendancy in the 1980s. The Broken Table shows how the tension created by these two opposing forces came to a head after a series of key labor disputes over the preceding decades culminated in the Detroit newspaper strike. Detroit union leadership charged management with unfair labor practices after employers had unilaterally limited the unions' ability to bargain over compensation and work conditions. Rhomberg argues that, in the face of management claims of absolute authority, the strike was an attempt by unions to defend workers' rights and the institution of collective bargaining, and to stem the rising tide of post-1980s anti-unionism. In an era when the incidence of strikes in the United States has been drastically reduced, the 1995 Detroit newspaper strike stands out as one of the largest and longest work stoppages in the past two decades. A riveting read full of sharp analysis, The Broken Table revisits the Detroit case in order to show the ways this strike signaled the new terrain in labor-management conflict. The book raises broader questions of workplace governance and accountability that affect us all.

The Tables All Were Broken

Author : Pat McNeill
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Pro wrestling is big business in North America, as millions of fans tune in every week on cable and network television. But in 2001, the business took a turn for the worse, and two of the three major wrestling promotions went out of business.Critically acclaimed wrestling columnist Pat McNeill of Pro Wrestling Torch was there for all the great (and not-so-great) wrestling moments of the year. This collection of McNeill's best work is pithy, insightful, tragic and comic. And that's not a bad thing, that's a good thing.

Survey of Academic Library Subject Specialists Psychology Psychiatry

Author : Primary Research Group
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The study looks closely at the policies, preferences and materials purchasing plans of academic library subject specialists in psychology and psychiatry, focusing particularly on research universities and colleges that offer advanced degrees. The report presents data on overall psychology/psychiatry area subject budgets, and spending on books, eBooks, databases, journals and other information vehicles. In addition the report covers trends in prices, use of digital repositories, relations with psychology and psychiatry departments, funding and grants, the role of university presses, and acquisition plans in specific subject areas such as social psychology, experimental psychology, psychoanalysis, children’s psychology and other areas.

Corporate Business Library Benchmarks 2013 Edition

Author : Primary Research Group
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This 230+ page study looks at trends among corporate and other business libraries, such as those of MBA programs or trade associations. The report gives data on trends in spending, materials purchasing, employment, virtual library development, technology acquisitions, evolving role of the corporate librarian, use of internet resources and many other issues of interest to corporate and business librarians. Data is broken out for corporate and non-corporate business libraries, and also by library size and focus (sci-tech, business, etc.). For corporate libraries, the study presents per employee spending data on a range of library materials and services.

Broken Table

Author : Henry Myers
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Knight of the Broken Table

Author : D H Aire
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For more than a thousand years the Knights of the Order of the Broken Table have protected the land of Lasdrah, which borders the Forbidden Lands, where creatures of ill were banished.Harold's the last knight of the poor kingdom, a young man barely raised from squire. The King and Court think little of their knight errant, who does not get out much. After all, nothing much has happened in the kingdom for years. Then word comes that a dragon's been reported and the King orders Sir Harold to investigate.There is more to this dragon than meets the eye-and the kingdom's enemies, two expanding empires have plans for Lasdrah. The knight holds the key to defending the kingdom-the Knights Tower. But even with the secrets it holds, one knight alone cannot save the kingdom. It will take the dragon... and breaking the rules that bind him.Welcome to Knight of the Broken Table, the first book of Knights Tower.

The Australian Journal

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The languages of Malta

Author : Albert Gatt
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The purpose of this volume is to present a snapshot of the state of the art of research on the languages of the Maltese islands, which include spoken Maltese, Maltese English and Maltese Sign Language. Malta is a tiny, but densely populated country, with over 422,000 inhabitants spread over only 316 square kilometers. It is a bilingual country, with Maltese and English enjoying the status of official languages. Maltese is a descendant of Arabic, but due to the history of the island, it has borrowed extensively from Sicilian, Italian and English. Furthermore, local dialects still coexist alongside the official standard language. The status of English as a second language dates back to British colonial rule, and just as in other former British colonies, a characteristic Maltese variety of English has developed. To these languages must be added Maltese Sign Language, which is the language of the Maltese Deaf community. This was recently recognised as Malta’s third official language by an act of Parliament in 2016. While a volume such as the present one can hardly do justice to all aspects of a diverse and complex linguistic situation, even in a small community like that of Malta, our aim in editing this book was to shed light on the main strands of research being undertaken in the Maltese linguistic context. Six of the contributions in this book focus on Maltese and explore a broad range of topics including: historical changes in the Maltese sound system; syllabification strategies; the interaction of prosody and gesture; the constraints regulating /t/-insertion; the productivity of derivational suffixes; and raising phenomena. The study of Maltese English, especially with the purpose of establishing the defining characteristics of this variety of English, is a relatively new area of research. Three of the papers in this volume deal with Maltese English, which is explored from the different perspectives of rhythm, the syntax of nominal phrases, and lexical choice. The last contribution discusses the way in which Maltese Sign Language (LSM) has evolved alongside developments in LSM research. In summary, we believe the present volume has the potential to present a unique snapshot of a complex linguistic situation in a geographically restricted area. Given the nature and range of topics proposed, the volume will likely be of interest to researchers in both theoretical and comparative linguistics, as well as those working with experimental and corpus-based methodologies. Our hope is that the studies presented here will also serve to pave the way for further research on the languages of Malta, encouraging researchers to also take new directions, including the exploration of variation and sociolinguistic factors which, while often raised as explanatory constructs in the papers presented here, remain under-researched.

Journal of the Association of Engineering Societies

Author : Association of Engineering Societies (U.S.)
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Contains the transactions of various engineering societies.

Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales

Author : Royal Society of New South Wales
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Includes list of members.

The War

Author : Sir William Howard Russell
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Language Development and Language Impairment

Author : Paul Fletcher
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Language Development and Language Impairment offers a problem-based introduction to the assessment and treatment of a wide variety of childhood language developmental disorders. Focuses for the most part on the pre-school years, the period during which the foundations for language development are laid Uses a problem-based approach, designed to motivate students to find the information they need to identify and explore learning issues that a particular speech or language issue raises Examines the development of a child’s phonological system, the growth of vocabulary, the development of grammar, and issues related to conversational and narrative competence Integrates information on typical and atypical language development

The Mineralogical Record

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Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute

Author : Iron and Steel Institute
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The Vampires of Vegas Books I III With Extras

Author : Alexia Purdy
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Included in this omnibus package are books 1-3 with 2 extra bonus short novellas. A highly imaginative post-apocalyptic series that is not your usual dystopian read. All packaged together to keep the action and adventure nonstop! Together, these 3 books and 2 short stories have 373+ Amazon reviews! A highly anticipated and loved series which packs a punch and is made to devour, literally! Reign of Blood Book#1: "Never tease anything that wants to eat you. My name is April Tate and my blood is the new gold. Vampires and hybrids have overrun my world, once vibrant with life, but now a graveyard of death shrouded in shadows. I fight to survive; I fight for my mother and brother. The journey is full of turns that I am quite unprepared for. And I'm just hoping to make it to the next Vegas sunrise..." In a post-apocalyptic world, a viral epidemic has wiped out most of the earth’s population, leaving behind few humans but untold numbers of mutated vampires. April is a seventeen-year-old girl who lives in the remains of Las Vegas one year after the outbreak. She has become a ferocious vampire killer and after her family is abducted, she goes searching for them. What she finds is a new breed of vampire, unlike any she has seen before. Unsure of whom she can trust, she discovers that her view of the world is not as black and white as she once thought, and she's willing to bend the rules to rescue her family. But in trying to save them, she may only succeed in bringing her fragile world crashing down around her. Disarming Book #2: The world has changed. One must adapt to survive or hold on to the crumbling shards of humanity. April continues to hold her fragile world together, but the ties that hold her family together are quickly unraveling. Rumors of a massive human underground settlement draw her to the shadows of the city once more in search of other survivors more like her, even with the hybrid vampires opposing her every move. The darkness hides secrets along with the continued threat the Feral Vampires create, but a greater evil hides within the city. Something tells April that the humans will be less than welcoming of her, and that's if she can find them before the Vampires do. Joining sides with the enemy might be the only choice she has left. Amplified Book #3: Who wants to be the prey in a world full of hunters? In the aftermath of the end of her world, April Tate decides that it's high time to leave the city that never sleeps, Las Vegas. After learning the origins of a Zompire Plague remedy, she risks her life to steal the antidote, makes the decision to separate from Jeremy for a while, and joins a small band of new and old comrades on a trip to the Pacific Coast. There they search out a legendary hive of vampires who are more than just wild, blood drinking creatures, they could be the very people she needs to help her. On a mission to save the last of humanity, April will use the antidote to save some from eternal damnation, but will her decision bring hope for the future or create an ever bigger, unforeseen devastation? Resonant (Prequel) Surviving is worse than death… As the first days of the end of humanity tumble across the city of Las Vegas in the form of an overwhelming viral infection, turning almost everyone into vampire-like creatures, April Tate will find out what it really means to survive. What does it take to make it out alive in a place where everything is but a withered echo of its former self, and death does not come willingly? Elijah: The Miel Chronicles (A Vampires of Vegas Companion Story) These are the journeys of Miel, the Keeper of the journal. The workings of heaven are shrouded in mystery and myth, leaving us to only theorize as to what awaits us when we pass. There are those among us however, that are special cases. These are good people that have committed a horrendous crime, such as murder.

Proceedings

Author : International Congress on Acoustics
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Groans and Grins of One who Survived

Author : Bruce Weston Munro
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The Little Book of Dream Symbols

Author : Jacqueline Towers
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Did you know that a dream about a blanket can either be a warning to guard your investments or a sign that you can expect financial gain—depending on the context? Or that a dream about lightening generally precedes good luck? From the time Jacob dreamt of a ladder to heaven, through the era of Freud and Jung, right up to the findings of the latest sleep research, the wise have believed that dreams hold important secrets. In this A–Z dictionary of dream symbols, a psychic counselor applies both traditional and scientific approaches to provide a handy key to what your dreams are saying. From anchor to zebra, all dream symbols are analyzed, showing how they bring us messages, reveal our hidden wishes and mental states, and even foretell our future. Readers everywhere will use this little book to learn what their subconscious is trying to communicate. Examples of dreams and their meanings: Alligator: Treachery and secret enemies are about Garlic: You are on the way up and will achieve wealth Snakes: Forthcoming problems and deceit Vermin: Petty irritations Cancer: A long life, if you don’t overdo it! Parking: Time to wind down a relationship This little dictionary is an ideal reference for your nightstand. When you wake from sleep, quickly refer to this book and discover the meaning of your dreams.

Hand book of physical geography

Author : Alexander Keith Johnston
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