Author: Cathy Guisewite
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Cathy is like a longtime friend who shares the same fears and frustrations as most women: the frightening sight of too-tight swimsuits in a dressing room mirror, the relentless call of the refrigerator, and men who are never quite right. This gift book features one of Cathy's most popular subjects: Mom. This is a cartoon soul mate. Readers will find comfort, solace, and lots of laughs.
Author: Aradhna Krishna
What is sensory marketing and why is it interesting and also important? Krishna defines it as "marketing that engages the consumers’ senses and affects their behaviors." In this edited book, the authors discuss how sensory aspects of products, i.e., the touch , taste, smell, sound, and look of the products, affect our emotions, memories, perceptions, preferences, choices, and consumption of these products. We see how creating new sensations or merely emphasizing or bringing attention to existing sensations can increase a product’s or service’s appeal. The book provides an overview of sensory marketing research that has taken place thus far. It should facilitate sensory marketing by practitioners and also can be used for research or in academic classrooms.
Never Coming Back
Author: Hans Koppel
Publisher: Open Road Media
This international bestseller is “the scariest kind of thriller . . . both excruciating and irresistible” (Booklist). A harrowing thriller that has taken Sweden and Britain by storm—by a writer whose style evokes Henning Mankell and Hakan Nesser. Mike Zetterberg lives with his wife Ylva and their daughter in a house just outside Helsingborg in Sweden. One evening, Ylva doesn’t come home as expected. Mike passes it off as a drink with a work friend, but when she’s still missing the next day, he starts to worry. As Mike battles suspicion from the police and his own despair, he is unaware that Ylva is still alive, just a stone’s throw from his own home: Ylva has been drawn into a twisted plot of revenge and tragedy that leads back into her and her abductors’ shared past. Given the sudden and mysterious circumstances of her disappearance, Mike becomes the chief suspect. But what no one knows is that she’s being held hostage in the cellar of the house across the street. A secret camera has been set up in her own home so that Ylva can only watch her family on the screen. They cannot see her—and they most certainly cannot hear her scream. Hans Koppel’s tale of horrific tragedy and brutal revenge that has obsessed readers across Scandinavia and England for the past year now makes its American debut.
Ideas have the power to change the world. Presentations are the tools to spread your ideas. Forget long lasting days crafting boring presentations nobody cares about. Craft emotions not slides, become a hero not a presenter, change the world not the font size, it is time to take the leap! Is it possible to: - Trigger unforgettable emotions without saying a word? - Make ideas spread and change people's mind with a single presentation? - Craft presentations twice as fast as anybody else? Indeed, and much more. This is not just another Presentation Design book. Lean Presentation Design is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning years of professional experience with Fortune 500 clients, top multinational market leaders (Google, Youtube, Johnson & Johnson, Adidas, Piaggio, Ferrero, Accenture, Unicredit) and talented digital startups worldwide, to hack Presentation and Communication techniques. The book contains the collective wisdom of industry experts (Rand_Fishkin, Mark_Graban, Ernest W. Adams, etc.) and thousands of hours of breathtaking personal experiences. The Author is Member of The Microsoft Power Point Expert Group and he's among the top 5% PowerPoint Elance experts with Elance.com worldwide. He is a top rated freelancer with Upwork.com and member of the exclusive Elance Talent Private Cloud. With this ultimate Presentation Design bible you will learn: - How to change your audience's mind and become a true leader - How to exploit advanced design techniques without necessarily being a designer - How to leverage lean methodologies to make presentations twice as fast as you do today - How to hack traditional presentation design processes leveraging jaw-dropping innovative tools
Author: Tamotsu Shibutani
Publisher: Ardent Media
Author: Lois Pryce
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
In 2011, at the height of tension between the British and Iranian governments, travel writer Lois Pryce found a note left on her motorcycle outside the Iranian Embassy in London: ... I wish that you will visit Iran so you will see for yourself about my country. WE ARE NOT TERRORISTS!!! Please come to my city, Shiraz. It is very famous as the friendliest city in Iran, it is the city of poetry and gardens and wine!!! Your Persian friend, Habib Intrigued, Lois decides to ignore the official warnings against travel (and the warnings of her friends and family) and sets off alone on a 3,000 mile ride from Tabriz to Shiraz, to try to uncover the heart of this most complex and incongruous country. Along the way, she meets carpet sellers and drug addicts, war veterans and housewives, doctors and teachers - people living ordinary lives under the rule of an extraordinarily strict Islamic government. Revolutionary Ride is the story of a people and a country. Religious and hedonistic, practical and poetic, modern and rooted in tradition - and with a wild sense of humour and appreciation of beauty despite the comparative lack of freedom - this is real contemporary Iran.
Lois on the Loose
Author: Lois Pryce
Traces the author's Pacific Coast motorcycle trek from Alaska to the far end of Argentina, a journey during which she shared whimsical misadventures with a series of fellow bikers, bribed her way through Central America, and spent a night in a Mexican brothel. 20,000 first printing.
The Curse of Beauty
Author: James Bone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Once the most famous model in America, a story of the extraordinary success her beauty brought her and the terrible price she paid for it"--Jacket.
The problem of the social forms of family life still presents some obscurities. What appears to be most urgently needed is a careful investigation of facts in all the different ethnographical areas. I propose in this study to undertake this task for Australia. I shall avoid making any hypothetical assumptions, or discussing general problems which refer to the origin or evolution of the family. I wish only to describe in correct terms and as thoroughly as possible all that refers to actual family life in Australia. In other words I intend to give in outline the social morphology of the Australian family. It may be well to show briefly the necessity for this task, which to some may appear superfluous, and to indicate the lines on which it will be attempted. In the first place there are some contradictions with regard to the problem of relationship or kinship in Australia, which can be reduced to the question: Is kinship in Australia exclusively individual; or is it exclusively group kinship (or tribal kinship, as it often is called); and, further, do these two forms exclude each other or do they perhaps exist side by side? When Howitt says: "The social unit is not the individual, but the group; the former merely takes the relationships of his group, which are of group to group," this obviously means that there is no individual relationship, consequently no individual family in Australia. It is important to note that the passage just quoted is placed in the chapter on Relationship in Howitt's chief work on Australia, and that consequently it refers to all the tribes described by the author, i. e. to the majority of the known Australian tribes. The same opinion that there is only group relationship and no individual family is supported by another passage, no less important and general, for it is placed at the conclusion of Howitt's article on the organization of the Australian tribes in general: "It has been shown that the fundamental idea in the conception of an Australian community is its division into two groups. The relationships which obtain between the members of them are also those of group to group." And again: "The unit of aboriginal society is, therefore, not the individual, but the group. It is the group which marries the group and which begets the group." There are also a few passages in Spencer and Gillen which deny the existence of the individual family, at least in some tribes.
Cognitive Linguistics in Action
Author: Elzbieta Tabakowska, Michal Choinski, Lukasz Wiraszka
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
In view of the considerable number of recent publications devoted to various applications of Cognitive Linguistics, the book focusses on fields that have not been extensively dealt with within the CL framework. The book gathers presentations that deal with fields of application as defined in the introduction to the first volume in the ACL series (Kristiansen et al 2006). The articles in the first section ("From loop to cycle") are defining papers written by eminent scholars whose position within the field of CL has been firmly established. They touch upon issues of continuing relevance to the discipline and introduce thematic areas covered in the next four sections of the volume. Papers in these sections are mainly written by young scholars, whose research illustrates various ways to implement the cycle through different forms of contextualization, either presenting descriptive applications that lead to theoretical amendments or widening the field of possible applications, often interdisciplinary, e.g. to theological or metaphysical discourse. Frequently, section papers provide illustration for the empirical turn in Cognitive Linguistics, demonstrating the ways in which application of theory to new data using new methodologies leads to refinement, development or modification of the theoretical framework. The book is of relevance to students of (applied) linguistics, interested or specializing in language acquisition and pedagogy, intercultural communication, literary and translation studies, as well as to academics and students representing cognate disciplines.
Yassin al-Haj Saleh is a leftist dissident who spent sixteen years as a political prisoner and now lives in exile. He describes with precision and fervour the events that led to Syria’s 2011 uprising, the metamorphosis of the popular revolution into a regional war, and the ‘three monsters’ Saleh sees ‘treading on Syria’s corpse’: the Assad regime and its allies, ISIS and other jihadists, and Russia and the US. Where conventional wisdom has it that Assad’s army is now battling religious fanatics for control of the country, Saleh argues that the emancipatory, democratic mass movement that ignited the revolution still exists, though it is beset on all sides. The Impossible Revolution is a powerful, compelling critique of Syria’s catastrophic war, which has profoundly reshaped the lives of millions of Syrians.
Building Cultural Competence
Author: Kate Berardo, Darla K. Deardorff
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
The development of cultural competence is becoming ever more important in our rapidly changing—and digitally expanding—world, not only in the intercultural field, but also in a variety of areas including business and higher education.
Building Cultural Competence brings together a collection of ready-to-use tools and activities to help build cultural competence—from the basics of understanding core concepts of culture to the complex work of negotiating identity and resolving cultural differences. Featuring fresh activities and tools from experienced coaches, trainers, and facilitators around the globe, this collection of over 50 easy-to-use activities and models has been used effectively in countries world wide in settings that range from Fortune 500 corporations to the World Bank, non-profits, and universities.
Learn updates on classic models like the DIE (Description, Interpretation, Evaluation) framework and the U-Curve model of adjustment. Engage in new exercises to help build intercultural competence and see practical, step-by-step instructions on how to effectively facilitate these activities. Stay relevant and have positive impact with clients, organisations, and students with these well organised, easy-to-implement, and high impact collection of frameworks, models and activities. For those who need to build cultural competence in others, this is a must-have book.
The Night Ferry
Author: Michael Robotham
Publisher: Mulholland Books
"Vibrant and utterly contemporary.... An altogether superior thriller." --Los Angeles Times Struggling detective Alisha Barba is trying to get her life back on track after almost being crippled by a murder suspect. Now on her feet again, she receives a desperate plea from an old school friend, who is eight months pregnant and in trouble. On the night they arrange to meet, her friend is run down and killed by a car and Alisha discovers the first in a series of haunting and tragic deceptions. Determined to uncover the truth, she embarks upon a dangerous journey that will take her from the East End of London to Amsterdam's murky red light district and into a violent underworld of sex trafficking, slavery and exploitation.
In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the house of Dior comes the first volume in a series of books devoted to each designer of the couture house. Dior by Christian Dior is the ultimate compendium of the most iconic designs conceived by Christian Dior. Featuring a wealth of stunning photographs by Laziz Hamani and lovingly detailed text by Musee Galliera director Olivier Saillard, this monumental volume encompasses a curated selection of Christian Dior's most important haute couture creations.