Somewhere between the windswept ridges of Northern Wyoming and the heat of a New Jersey summer lies the dream of a young woman's life - to become a western music star, in spite of all odds.
In terms of land mass, China is the fourth largest country in the world. In terms of population, it is the biggest, with 1.3 billion inhabitants. In terms of the global economy, the International Monetary Fund predicted that by 2016, no national economy would be larger. And even though China is officially a secular, atheistic state, no one can ignore the tens of millions of Christians that are an increasing presence in all sectors of Chinese society. Today, even a few Communist party leaders profess Christian faith openly. How did this remarkable growth of Christian faith occur in a country that has been either indifferent or hostile to things Christian? Jesus Rising in the East is a highlight reel of one of the most remarkable chapters in church history. It gives readers a glimpse of two centuries of saints and sinners, successes and failures, setbacks and advances of the church in China. One cannot understand modern China nor global Christianity without knowing something of this amazing story.
"A fantastic and monumental contribution to our field." √ Ralph M. Reitan, PhD The field of neuropsychology has many specialized books on particular diseases, but there is always a need for a general text to cover the major aspects of neuropsychology from neuroanatomy to assessment to practice issues. This is one such book that attempts to provide comprehensive coverage of the field." --Doody's In the last decade, the number of books, courses, training opportunities, and journals dealing with clinical neuropsychology has greatly increased. Demand for a complete reference in the field is growing as practitioners in private practice, the court system, and the medical field continue to make discoveries and advance our knowledge of the brain system and how it affects our everyday lives. In order to address this urgent need, Drs. Horton and Wedding have edited this Third Edition of the classic Neuropsychology Handbook. In its pages are reviews of all the major areas in which clinical neuropsychologists work: the foundations of clinical neuropsychology brain structure and function neurological disorders psychiatric disorders diagnostic decision-making symptom validity testing neuroimaging behavioral change following traumatic brain injury disability determination rehabilitation planning, and more Very specialized areas of practice such as clinical neuropsychology with children, clinical neurotoxicology, and neuropsychological assessment in criminal law cases also receive chapters.
A Souls of My Sisters Book No woman comes into this world with all the answers, but every woman can learn from her sisters. In the Essence(R) #1 national bestseller Souls of My Sisters, strong, successful black women shared their unforgettable personal stories of faith, hope, and healing. Now, a dynamic new group of young sisters with hopes and dreams, fears and struggles, just like you, tells their stories of triumph over adversity for the generation coming up. . . Being a young woman today means belonging to an ever expanding global community, filled with new opportunities--and complicated challenges. With change comes choices, and making the right ones isn't always easy. The journey can seem overwhelming--but you're not alone. Whether you're dealing with issues of self-esteem, dating, domestic violence, cyber stalking, or racial profiling, within these pages a diverse gathering of women, including entrepreneurs, activists, and entertainers, have words of wisdom, inspiration, and practical information for you. So if you're headed to college, in the midst of your quarter-life crisis, or getting your career or family started, look to your sisters and their heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking, but always encouraging real-life stories. "Souls of My Sisters let all women know it was okay to tell your story and now Souls of My Young Sisters helps young women struggling through life's challenges tell their stories and heal all of us. A must read for all women!" --Kyla Pratt, Actress "If you can't reach a girlfriend to pour out your heart, read Souls of My Sisters. .
.Souls is just the thing when you need an extra boost."--Heart and Soul magazine Dawn Marie Daniels brings a spirited array of professional credentials to her role as editor of Souls of My Sisters books. She was the editorial force behind a number of award-winning authors, and has utilized her position and power as one of the book industry's premier editors to ensure that African American projects get the attention they deserve. Daniels has established a commanding presence in adult nonfiction with such books as In the Meantime and One Day My Soul Just Opened Up, both New York Times bestsellers by Iyanla Vanzant. She utilized her years of publishing experience to bring new talent to the surface and helped push them to the forefront of the publishing industry. Daniels' authors have been published by various imprints such as Prentice Hall Press, Fireside, Touchstone, S&S Aguilar, Scribner, Simon & Schuster, and Pocket Books. Candace Sandy is the President of Candace Sandy Communications, a multimedia cooperative targeting women.
For over ten years, Sandy has also served as the communications director for Chairman Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) of the Sixth Congressional District, a member of the House Foreign Service and Financial Services Committees. In her capacity as communications director, Sandy has managed both national and international media campaigns in countries that have included Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, China, Colombia, Cuba, Great Britain, India, Israel, Malaysia, Peru, and Venezuela. A frequent lecturer who has served on several high-profile political campaigns, Sandy has worked tirely on behalf of women's issues, including poverty, domestic violence, youth prostitution, anticrime, financial literacy, and reentry into New York City. Sandy is the former general manager of New York University radio station WNYU 89.1 FM. As a former Radio Advertising Bureau Mercury AD/LAB Fellow, Sandy covered the 1993 and 1997 Presidential Inaugurations and the 1996 Summer Olympics, and has conducted radio interviews with numerous celebrities, including Pam Grier, Stevie Wonder, and Will Smith.
Furry, creepy, and seemingly sneaky, rats have a bad reputation for spreading disease and stealing food from under our noses. They are quite comfortable living in a number of environments, from swamps, to mountains, to basements. Color images show different species of rats, while informative text explains what a species is. A special section on pest control explains how rats were controlled in the Middle Ages and how they are controlled today. A section on lab rats even explains how these mammal pests have helped humans fight disease.
Jesse and Jessica, just married and thirsting for the trip of a lifetime, leave behind their jobs and home in Canada for a 6 month motorcycle journey down the length of the Pan-American Highway to Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. Despite a family intervention aimed to dissuade them from travelling through notorious Latin American countries plagued by drug cartels and bandidos, “The Jesses” set off with nothing but their motorcycles, a few pieces of luggage and each other. Battling outrageously bad roads, torrential rain, sandstorms and hurricane-force winds, their physical, mental and emotional limits are tested at every turn and they are forced to question the sanity of undertaking such a trip. Told from alternating points of view, Jesse and Jessica recount the adventures and misadventures of their travel with warmth, humor and a passion for thrill of the road. The Great Pan-American Motorcycle Expedition is not only an account of Jesse and Jessica’s journey through the wonders and perils of Latin America, it is also a guide that helps future travellers plan and execute a motorcycle trip of their own. Each chapter suggests routes and rates them based on the quality of the roads, how enjoyable they are to motorcycle and the sights along the way. This book also contains eight informative appendices which outline, among other things, how to prepare for the trip, how to cross the Darién Gap in Panama and how to maintain a bike during a long expedition. Complete with maps, sound advice and anecdotal experiences, The Great Pan-American Motorcycle Expedition is a must read for motorcycle enthusiasts and arm chair adventurers alike.