One Pair of Hands

From Upstairs to Downstairs, in this charming 1930s memoir

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Author: Monica Dickens

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448116090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'Life was a wordless battle of wits between us, with her keeping a sharp look-out for signs of neglect, and me trying to disguise my slovenliness by subterfuge. I became an adept at sweeping dust under the bed, and always used the same few pieces of silver' Unimpressed by the world of debutante balls, Monica Dickens shocked her family by getting a job. With no experience whatsoever, she gained employment as a cook-general. Monica's cooking and cleaning skills left much to be desired, and her first few positions were short lived, but soon she started to hold her own. Monica discovered the pleasure of daily banter with the milkman and grocer's boy and the joy of doing an honest day's work, all the while keeping a wry eye on the childish pique of her employers. One Pair of Hands is a fascinating and thoroughly entertaining memoir of life upstairs and downstairs in the early 1930s.

One Pair of Feet

The Entertaining Memoirs of a Young Nurse During World War II: A Virago Modern Classic

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Author: Monica Dickens

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405521198

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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As the effects of the war raging in Europe begin to be felt at home in London, Monica Dickens decides to do her bit and to pursue a new career, and so enrols as a student nurse at a hospital in rural Hertfordshire. By nature clever and spirited, she struggles to submit to the iron rule of the Matron and Sisters, and is alternately infuriated and charmed by her patients. That's not to mention the mountains of menial work that are a trainee's lot. But there are friends among the staff and patients, night-time escapades to dances with dashing army men, and her secret writing project to keep her going.

A Boy's Best Friend

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Author: Nicola Davies

Publisher: Country Tales

ISBN: 9781912654116

Category:

Page: 36

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Years ago, Clinton's mother left their home in order to make a new life for herself in London. When his mother finally sends for him, Clinton must leave his life on the island behind to join her in the city, and with it the Saturdays spent fishing with his uncle, the blue of the sea, and most of all his dog, Rufus. Among all this change, however, as Clinton adapts to his new life the pull of the natural world and companionship of a 'boy's best friend' are never far away. Country Tales by Nicola Davies with line drawings by Cathy Fisher, the collaboration behind CILIP Greenaway Medal longlisted titles Perfect and The Pond. One in a series of six illustrated short stories about young people growing up in the countryside.

Environmental Life Cycle Assessment

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Author: Olivier Jolliet,Myriam Saade-Sbeih,Shanna Shaked,Alexandre Jolliet,Pierre Crettaz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439887705

Category: Nature

Page: 302

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Environmental Life Cycle Assessment is a pivotal guide to identifying environmental problems and reducing related impacts for companies and organizations in need of life cycle assessment (LCA). LCA, a unique sustainability tool, provides a framework that addresses a growing demand for practical technological solutions. Detailing each phase of the LCA methodology, this textbook covers the historical development of LCA, presents the general principles and characteristics of LCA, and outlines the corresponding standards for good practice determined by the International Organization for Standardization. It also explains how to identify the critical aspects of an LCA, provides detailed examples of LCA analysis and applications, and includes illustrated problems and solutions with concrete examples from water management, electronics, packaging, automotive, and other industries. In addition, readers will learn how to: Use consistent criteria to realize and evaluate an LCA independently of individual interests Understand the LCA methodology and become familiar with existing databases and methods based on the latest results of international research Analyze and critique a completed LCA Apply LCA methodology to simple case studies Geared toward graduate and undergraduate students studying environmental science and industrial ecology, as well as practicing environmental engineers, and sustainability professionals who want to teach themselves LCA good practices, Environmental Life Cycle Assessment demonstrates how to conduct environmental assessments for products throughout their life cycles. It presents existing methods and recent developments in the growing field of LCA and systematically covers goal and system definition, life cycle inventory, life cycle impact assessment, and interpretation.

How To Play Winning Poker

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Author: Avery Cardoza

Publisher: Cardoza Publishing

ISBN: 1580424821

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

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Millions of dollars are waiting for you in poker's most exciting game, no-limit Texas hold'em, and this book shows you how to claim your share of it! McEvoy and Vines, who have won cuontless tournaments, teach you the essential moves and strategies that will make you a major threat in any tournament you play. You'll learn a wealth of information in this book: How to use bluffs, position, and big stacks to bully opponents and win chips, how to adjust between no-limit tournaments and cash games, how to play rebuy and add-on events, and how to adjust strategies for every type of opponent and tournament structure. From basic plays, intermediate tactics, and advanced strategies, to the professional plays used by world champions, this powerful guide is a complete course in winning small, medium, and big money tournaments.

An Unsafe Pair of Hands

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Author: Chris Dolley

Publisher: Book View Cafe

ISBN: 161138110X

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 9719

"I gave up sleep so that I could read to the surprising and satisfying ending. I laughed out loud in public in response to the quirky plot twists. An Unsafe Pair of Hands by Chris Dolley is a masterful addition to the British mystery genre." -- Barth Siemens Peter Shand is the 'safe pair of hands' - a high-flying police administrator seconded to a quiet rural CID team to gain the operational experience he needs for promotion. On his second day he's thrust into a high-profile murder case. A woman's body is discovered in an old stone circle - with another woman buried alive beneath her. The pressure on Shand is enormous. The media is clamoring for answers, but everything about the case is baffling. Then a local journalist singles out Shand as the reason for the lack of progress, and goads him at a press conference. Shand responds by inventing a lead, and keeps on lying - to the press, his boss, his team - telling himself that he'll solve the case before anyone finds out. And then another murder occurs. And had there been a third? Shand begins to doubt his ability. He's desperate, increasingly unpredictable, pursued by an amorous psychic, and somehow gaining a reputation for arresting livestock. Which will break first? The case, or Shand? Chris Dolley is a New York Times bestselling author.

Beating the Casinos at Their Own Game

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Author: Peter Svoboda

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757000058

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 278

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Whether you're a novice gambler or a seasoned veteran, this easy-to-follow, fullcolor guide will enable you to walk into any casino and approach the gaming tables and slot machines with confidence. After clearly explaining the rules of each game, gambling expert Peter Svoboda details the “smart” way to play, offering unique tips and strategies that will increase your chances of winning. You'll learn which games offer the best odds, how to make calculated wagers, and how to avoid “sucker bets.” You'll even discover how to manage your gambling allowance. With the ever-increasing popularity of casinos, it's clear that the gambling industry is taking the country by storm. Beating the Casinos at Their Own Game tells you not only how to get in on the action, but also how to walk away a winner.

Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 2-Volume Set E-Book

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Author: Terri M. Skirven,A. Lee Osterman,Jane Fedorczyk,Peter C. Amadio

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323081266

Category: Medical

Page: 2096

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With the combined expertise of leading hand surgeons and therapists, Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 6th Edition, by Drs. Skirven, Osterman, Fedorczyk and Amadio, helps you apply the best practices in the rehabilitation of hand, wrist, elbow, arm and shoulder problems, so you can help your patients achieve the highest level of function possible. This popular, unparalleled text has been updated with 30 new chapters that include the latest information on arthroscopy, imaging, vascular disorders, tendon transfers, fingertip injuries, mobilization techniques, traumatic brachial plexus injuries, and pain management. An expanded editorial team and an even more geographically diverse set of contributors provide you with a fresh, authoritative, and truly global perspective while new full-color images and photos provide unmatched visual guidance. Access the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com along with streaming video of surgical and rehabilitation techniques, links to Pub Med, and more. Provide the best patient care and optimal outcomes with trusted guidance from this multidisciplinary, comprehensive resource covering the entire upper extremity, now with increased coverage of wrist and elbow problems. Apply the latest treatments, rehabilitation protocols, and expertise of leading surgeons and therapists to help your patients regain maximum movement after traumatic injuries or to improve limited functionality caused by chronic or acquired conditions. Effectively implement the newest techniques detailed in new and updated chapters on a variety of sports-specific and other acquired injuries, and chronic disorders. Keep up with the latest advances in arthroscopy, imaging, vascular disorders, tendon transfers, fingertip injuries, mobilization techniques, traumatic brachial plexus injuries, and pain management See conditions and treatments as they appear in practice thanks to detailed, full-color design, illustrations, and photographs. Access the full contents online with streaming video of surgical and rehabilitation techniques, downloadable patient handouts, links to Pub Med, and regular updates at www.expertconsult.com. Get a fresh perspective from seven new section editors, as well as an even more geographically diverse set of contributors.

Faces of Compassion

Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression — An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism

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Author: Taigen Dan Leighton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614290237

Category: Art

Page: 352

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Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore. They're not otherworldly gods with superhuman qualities but shining examples of our own highest potential. Archetypes of wisdom and compassion, the bodhisattvas of Buddhism are powerful and compelling images of awakening. Scholar and Zen teacher Taigen Dan Leighton engagingly explores the imagery and lore of the seven most important of these archetypal figures, bringing them alive as psychological and spiritual wellsprings. Emphasizing the universality of spiritual ideas, Leighton finds aspects of bodhisattvas expressed in a variety of familiar modern personages - from Muhammad Ali to Mahatma Gandhi, from Bob Dylan to Henry Thoreau, and from Gertrude Stein to Mother Teresa. This edition contains a revised and expanded introduction that frames the book as a exciting and broad-scoped view of Mahayana Buddhism. It's updated throughout to make it of more use to scholars and a perfect companion to survey courses of world religions or a 200-level course on Buddhism.