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Together Tea

By Marjan Kamali
  • ISBN Code: : 0062236822
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 612
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : together-tea.pdf

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In Together Tea, Marjan Kamali’s delightful and heartwarming debut novel, Darya has discovered the perfect gift for her daughter’s twenty-fifth birthday: an ideal husband. Mina, however, is fed up with her mother’s years of endless matchmaking and the spreadsheets grading available Iranian-American bachelors. Having spent her childhood in Tehran and the rest of her life in New York City, Mina has experienced cultural clashes firsthand, but she’s learning that the greatest clashes sometimes happen at home. After a last ill-fated attempt at matchmaking, mother and daughter embark on a return journey to Iran. Immersed once again in Persian culture, the two women gradually begin to understand each other. But when Mina falls for a young man who never appeared on her mother’s matchmaking radar, will Mina and Darya’s new-found appreciation for each other survive? Together Tea is a moving and joyous debut novel about family, love, and finding the place you truly belong.

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  • Publisher : Currency
  • Book Code : 0307790541
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 939
  • Pdf File: co-opetition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now available in paperback, with an all new Reader's guide, The New York Times and Business Week bestseller Co-opetition revolutionized the game of business. With over 40,000 copies sold and now in its 9th printing, Co-opetition is a business strategy that goes beyond the old rules of competition and cooperation to combine the advantages of both. Co-opetition is a pioneering, high profit means of leveraging business relationships. Intel, Nintendo, American Express, NutraSweet, American Airlines, and dozens of other companies have been using the strategies of co-opetition to change the game of business to their benefit. Formulating strategies based on game theory, authors Brandenburger and Nalebuff created a book that's insightful and instructive for managers eager to move their companies into a new mind set.

Hiroshima

By John Hersey
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0593080696
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : History
  • Members : 353
  • Pdf File: hiroshima.pdf

Book Short Summary:

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" (The New York Times). Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, John Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told. His account of what he discovered about them is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.

A Cup of Silver Linings

By Karen Hawkins
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982105577
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 590
  • Pdf File: a-cup-of-silver-linings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins returns to her beloved Dove Pond series with another “mesmerizing fusion of the mystical and the everyday” (Susan Andersen, New York Times bestselling author)—but this time, the magic is in the tea leaves. Ava Dove—the sixth of the seven famed Dove sisters and owner of Ava Dove’s Landscaping and Specialty Teas—is frantic. Just as her fabulous new tearoom is about to open, her herbal teas have gone wonky. Suddenly, her sleep-inducing tea is startling her clients awake with vivid dreams, her romance-kindling tea is causing people to blurt out their darkest secrets, and her anti-anxiety tea is making them spend hours staring into mirrors. Ava is desperate for a remedy, but her search leads her into dangerous territory, as she is forced to face a dark secret she’s been hiding for over a decade. Meanwhile, successful architect Ellen Foster has arrived in Dove Pond to attend the funeral of her estranged daughter, Julie. Grieving deeply, Ellen is determined to fix up her daughter’s ramshackle house, sell it, and then sweep her sixteen-year-old granddaughter, Kristen, off to a saner, calmer life in Raleigh. But Kristen has other plans. Desperate to stay with her friends in Dove Pond, Kristen sets off on a quest she’s avoided her whole life—to find her never-been-there father in the hopes of winning her freedom from the grandmother she barely knows. Together, Ava, Kristen, and Ellen embark on a reluctant but magical journey of healing, friendship, and family that will delight fans of Alice Hoffman, Kate Morton, and Sarah Addison Allen.

You Are a Goddess

By Sophie Bashford
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  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Book Code : 1788171780
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 830
  • Pdf File: you-are-a-goddess.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discover the goddess energies that lie within you and are guiding your life, with the ten goddess archetypes in this book. Discover How the Goddess is Guiding Your Life. You know 'the Goddess' as a divine feminine figure of myth, art and faith - but are you aware that, in truth, the Goddess is a life force that lives in you? Did you know that your multi-faceted experiences of life as a woman are influenced by Goddess consciousness? Do you sense that you have a hidden feminine energy that longs to be seen, accepted, valued - and used for a healing purpose? In this highly engaging and stirring book, leading intuitive Sophie Bashford takes you on a journey to meet nine Goddess archetypes, which will help you to: * understand the many ups and downs, emotions and cycles of your life through the 'eyes of the Goddess' * discover how the Goddesses can ignite your spiritual growth and uncover your feminine healing gifts * learn how to work with each Goddess for self-healing, positive inner change and empowerment * get in touch with a divine feminine support and healing system comprising nine archetypes - including Kali, Mary Magdalene, Aphrodite and Isis Sharing intuitively channelled messages, beautiful guided meditations and moving personal experiences, Sophie leads you into safe territories where your darkest fears can be healed, your deepest dreams awakened and your entire life transformed.

Girls' Poker Night

By Jill A. Davis
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1588362256
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 327
  • Pdf File: girls-poker-night.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dissatisfied both with writing a “Single Girl on the Edge/ Ledge/Verge” lifestyle column and with her boyfriend (who has a name for his car and compulsively collects plastic bread ties), Ruby Capote sends her best columns and a six-pack of beer to the editor of The New York News and lands herself a new job in a new city. In New York, Ruby undertakes the venerable tradition of Poker Night—a way (as men have always known) to eat, drink, smoke, analyze, interrupt one another, share stories, and, most of all, raise the stakes. There’s Skorka, model by profession, homewrecker by vocation; Jenn, willing to cross county lines for true love; Danielle, recently divorced, seducer of at least one father/son combo in her quest to make up for perceived “missed opportunities.” When Ruby falls for her boss, Michael, all bets are off. He’s a challenge. He’s her editor. And he wants her to stop being quippy and clever and become the writer—and the woman—he knows she can be. Adding to Ruby’s uncertainty is his amazing yet ambiguous kiss in the elevator, and the enjoyably torturous impasse of he-loves-me, he-loves-me-not. What happens when you realize that Mr. Right has his own unresolved past? Where does that leave the future you envisioned? Ruby knows that happy endings aren’t for cowards, and she hasn’t lost hope that there are risks worth taking. As smart as it is laugh-out-loud funny, Girls’ Poker Night is a twenty-first-century His Girl Friday and a re-freshingly upbeat look at friendship, work, and love.

The One

By Kiera Cass
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062060015
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 305
  • Pdf File: the-one.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The captivating third book in Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series America Singer searches for her happily ever after in this swoon-worthy YA dystopian romance, perfect for readers who loved Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Lauren Oliver’s Delirium, or Renée Ahdieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn. Entering the Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she arrived at the palace, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants. Don’t miss The Betrothed, a glittering royal romance sure to captivate Kiera Cass’s legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike!

Children's Creative Music-Making with Reflexive Interactive Technology

By Victoria Rowe,Angeliki Triantafyllaki,Francois Pachet
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317395727
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 286
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Book Short Summary:

Children's Creative Music-Making with Reflexive Interactive Technology discusses pioneering experiments conducted with young children using a new generation of music software for improvising and composing. Using artificial intelligence techniques, this software captures the children’s musical style and interactively reflects it in its responses. The book describes the potential of these applications to enhance children’s agency and musical identity by reflecting players’ musical inputs, storing and creating variations on them. Set in the broader context of current music education research, it addresses the benefits and challenges of incorporating music technologies in primary and pre-school education. It is comprised of six main chapters, which cover the creation of children's own music and their musical selves, critical thinking skills and learner agency, musical language development, and emotional intent during creative music-making. The authors provide a range of straight-forward techniques and strategies, which challenge conceptions of ‘difficult-to-use music technologies’ in formal music education. These are supported by an informative collection of practitioner vignettes written by teachers who have used the software in their classrooms. Not only are the teachers’ voices heard here, but also those of children as they discover some of the creative possibilities of music making. The book also provides free access to a companion website with teacher forums and a large bank of activities to explore. A toolkit serves as a database of the teaching activities in which MIROR applications have been used and provides a set of useful ideas regarding its future use in a variety of settings. This book demonstrates that music applications based on artificial intelligence techniques can make an important contribution to music education within primary and pre-school education. It will be of key interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of music education, music technology, early years and primary education, teaching and learning, and teacher educators. It will also serve as an important point of reference for Early Years and Primary practitioners.

Mathematics Teachers in Transition

By Elizabeth Fennema,Barbara Scott Nelson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136496394
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 562
  • Pdf File: mathematics-teachers-in-transition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book addresses the need of professional development leaders and policymakers for scholarly knowledge about influencing teachers to modify mathematical instruction to bring it more in alignment with the recommendations of the current reform movement initiated by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The book presents: * theoretical perspectives for studying, analyzing, and understanding teacher change; * descriptions of contextual variables to be considered as one studies and attempts to understand teacher change; and * descriptions of professional development programs that resulted in teacher change. One chapter builds a rationale for looking to developmental psychology for guidance in constructing models of reconstructing new forms of mathematical instruction. Another highlights the relevance to mathematics teacher development of research-based knowledge about how children construct mathematical ideas. Other chapters explore the relationships between the various contexts of schooling and instructional change. Included also are chapters that describe and analyze major reform efforts designed to assist teachers in modifying their instructional practices (Cognitively Guided Instruction, Math-Cubed, Project Impact, Mathematics in Context, and the Case-Based Project). Finally, the current state of knowledge about encouraging teachers to modify their instruction is discussed, the implications of major research and implementation findings are suggested, and some of the major questions that need to be addressed are identified, such as what we have learned about teacher change.

India's Global Tea Trade: Reducing Shares Declining Competitiveness (CMA Publication No. 235)

By V.N. Asopa
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  • Publisher : Allied Publishers
  • Book Code : 8184246781
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Tea trade
  • Members : 421
  • Pdf File: india-s-global-tea-trade.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This study is at macro level, India focused, and in a comparative perspective with Kenya and Sri Lanka. No more a leader in global tea markets, India's importance in the world tea trade is now mainly because of a huge production and a large domestic market. Sri Lanka is resurging perusing competitive market strategies through value added products and quality control. India and Kenya continue to be largely in commodity forms in their tea exports. India is falling behind in almost every market. In contrast Kenya, relatively a new producer, has been increasing its share. The case studies from Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) and Japan Tea market and a comparative discussion of auctions and infrastructure included in the book are instructive in understanding of the competition and competitiveness in global tea trade. Analyzing markets and understanding and evaluating competitive positions can help the Indian tea industry to develop competitive product market strategies. The all important question is, can India retrieve its lost competitive position in the global tea trade? If yes, what strategies need to be followed by various stakeholders? A host of issues arise in this context and the study that follows deals with them. The book would be of interest to all involved in global tea trade and policy makers.

Second Language Teacher Education

By Diane J. Tedick
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135615039
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 744
  • Pdf File: second-language-teacher-education.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The education of second language teachers takes place across diverse contexts, levels, settings, and geographic regions. By bringing together research, theory, and best practices from a variety of contexts (ESL/EFL, foreign language, bilingual and immersion education), this book contributes to building meaningful professional dialogue among second-language teacher educators. Featuring an international roster of authors, the volume is comprised of 18 chapters organized in four thematic sections: the knowledge base of second language teacher education; second language teacher education contexts; collaborations in second language teacher education; and second language teacher education in practice. Second Language Teacher Education: International Perspectives is an essential professional resource for practicing and prospective second language teacher educators around the world.

The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

By Theda Skocpol,Vanessa Williamson
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190633670
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 982
  • Pdf File: the-tea-party-and-the-remaking-of-republican-conservatism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This revised edition features a new afterword, updated through the 2016 election. On February 19, 2009, CNBC commentator Rick Santelli delivered a dramatic rant against Obama administration programs to shore up the plunging housing market. Invoking the Founding Fathers and ridiculing "losers" who could not pay their mortgages, Santelli called for "Tea Party" protests. Over the next two years, conservative activists took to the streets and airways, built hundreds of local Tea Party groups, and weighed in with votes and money to help right-wing Republicans win electoral victories in 2010. In this penetrating new study, Harvard University's Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson go beyond images of protesters in Colonial costumes to provide a nuanced portrait of the Tea Party. What they find is sometimes surprising. Drawing on grassroots interviews and visits to local meetings in several regions, they find that older, middle-class Tea Partiers mostly approve of Social Security, Medicare, and generous benefits for military veterans. Their opposition to "big government" entails reluctance to pay taxes to help people viewed as undeserving "freeloaders" - including immigrants, lower income earners, and the young. At the national level, Tea Party elites and funders leverage grassroots energy to further longstanding goals such as tax cuts for the wealthy, deregulation of business, and privatization of the very same Social Security and Medicare programs on which many grassroots Tea Partiers depend. Elites and grassroots are nevertheless united in hatred of Barack Obama and determination to push the Republican Party sharply to the right. The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism combines fine-grained portraits of local Tea Party members and chapters with an overarching analysis of the movement's rise, impact, and likely fate.