Table of Contents 1 Introduction and historiographical essay 1 2 The Ottoman coal coast 20 3 Coal miners at work : jobs, recruitment, and wages 52 4 "Like slaves in colonial countries" : working conditions in the coalfield 80 5 Ties that bind : village-mine relations 95 6 Military duty and mine work : the blurred vocations of Ottoman soldier-workers 129 7 Methane, rockfalls, and other disasters : accidents at the mines 150 8 Victims and agents : confronting death and safety in the mines 184 9 Wartime in the coalfield 206 10 Conclusion 227 Appendix on the reporting of accidents 235
The Heartless Troll
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
In this graphic novel fairytale, our hero finds himself rescuing a princess and trying to outwit a troll to free his brothers from the troll's curse.
The Power of Off
Author: Nancy Colier
Publisher: Sounds True
Effective mindfulness practices for transforming your relationship with technology and reconnecting with your real life Our reliance on technology is rapidly changing how each of us experiences life. We’re facing new issues and difficulties, we’re encountering new emotional triggers, and we’re relating to each other in new ways. As Dr. Nancy Colier writes, “How we spend our time, what motivates us, and what we want are all are on a radical course of transformation.” The promise of technology is that it will make our lives easier; yet to realize that promise, we cannot be passive users—we must bring awareness and mindfulness to our relationships with our devices. “The compulsion to constantly check our devices plays on primal instincts,” teaches Colier. “Even people with strong spiritual practices or those who have never had other addiction issues now find themselves caught in the subtle trap of these miraculous tools we’ve created.” Through The Power of Off, she offers us a path for making use of the virtual world while still feeling good, having healthy relationships, and staying connected with what is genuinely meaningful in life. You’ll explore: How and why today’s devices push our buttons so effectively, and what you can do to take back control of your life Tips for navigating the increasingly complex ways in which technology is affecting our relationships—with ourselves, others, and our devices themselves Self-evaluation tools for bringing greater awareness to your use of technology Mindfulness practices for helping you interact with your devices in more conscious ways A 30-day digital detox program to kick-start a new healthier relationship with technology With The Power of Off, Colier sounds the call for wakefulness, reminding us that we can use technology in a way that promotes, rather than detracts from, our well-being. This book provides an essential resource for anyone wanting to create a more empowered relationship with technology in the digital age.
Author: Joe Clement, Matt Miles
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
As two veteran teachers who have taught thousands of students, Joe Clement and Matt Miles have seen firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our students. Rather than becoming better problem solvers, kids look to Google to answer their questions for them. Rather than deepening students' intellectual curiosity, educational technology is too often cumbersome and distracting, causing needless frustration and greatly extending homework time. Rather than becoming the great equalizer, electronic devices are widening the achievement gap. On a mission to educate and empower parents, Clement and Miles provide many real-world examples and cite multiple studies showing how technology use has created a wide range of cognitive and social deficits in our young people. They lift the veil on what's really going on at school: teachers who are powerless to curb cell phone distractions; zoned-out kids who act helpless and are unfocused, unprepared, and antisocial; administrators who are too-easily swayed by the pro-tech "science" sponsored by corporate technology purveyors. They provide action steps parents can take to demand change and make a compelling case for simpler, smarter, more effective forms of teaching and learning.
Author: Jeannette Rowe, Stefan Mani
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Rex is a Tyrannosaurus. One of the biggest and scariest dinosaurs. Find out what could happen if Rex came to your next birthday party Catch the dinosaur bug with this and other titles in the 'Dinosauritis' series.
Author: Anne Fine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A boy with an abusive father grows up and fears that he has the same potential for violence as his father has.
Author: Richard Freed
Science is confirming what your heart tells you: In this digital age, our kids need a healthy, family-centered childhood more than ever. As technology ushers in dramatic changes to our lives, the most important contributor to children's well-being is still their connection to family and school. But this connection is threatened by the addictive allure of today's flashy devices. Wired Child cuts through destructive tech myths and gives you practical strategies to build a strong family and foster kids' school success. You'll also learn how to protect children and teens from video game/Internet addiction and help them understand that technology is primarily a tool rather than a toy. This empowering book will give you the confidence to provide your child a loving and rewarding childhood in a digital age.
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The Conjurer's Riddle
Author: Andrea Cremer
Includes excerpts from The turncoat's gambit and Nightshade.
A newly illustrated edition of the classic fable of the hen who is forced to do all the work of baking bread and of the animals who learn a bitter lesson from it.
Kiss of Death
Author: Lauren Henderson
While on a school trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, sixteen-year-old Scarlett is reunited with Callum McAndrew, as well as her former St. Tabby's cohorts, providing plenty of suspects when she is targeted in a series of attacks.
Author: Jon Cleary
Publisher: Harper Collins
ENDPEACE is a 1996 novel from award-winning Australian author Jon Cleary. It is the thirteenth book to feature Sydney detective, Scobie Malone. When Scobie attends a dinner party held by a publishing tycoon, he is called upon to find a killer when the tycoon is shot dead during the night.
As we progress further into the twenty-first century, more and more people are beginning to understand the importance of early learning and, as a result, the subject continues to garner much attention and interest. Object Lessons and Early Learning leverages what is known about cognitive development of young children to examine the power of learning through objects in museum and heritage settings. Exploring the history and modern day practice of object-based learning, Shaffer outlines the rationale for endorsing this approach in both formal and informal learning spaces. She argues that museums, as collecting institutions, are learning spaces uniquely positioned to allow children to make meaning about their world through personal connections to cultural artifacts, natural specimens, and works of art. A range of case study descriptive object lessons, inspired by objects in museums as well as from the everyday world, are presented throughout the text as examples of ways in which children can be encouraged to engage with museum collections. Object Lessons and Early Learning offers insights into strategies for engaging young children as learners in museum settings, and, as such, will be essential reading for museum professionals, classroom educators, and students. It should also be of great interest to academics and researchers engaged in the study of museums and education.
'Reality Redefined' is a collection of 15 short stories with plots ranging from the seemingly mundane to characterizations of creatures from alternate dimensions and distant planets. The various characters become entangled in situations involving angels, demons, a masterful illusionist, a shape-changing seductress, the spirit of a murdered child, etc. The action moves from an observation of street people panhandling in the Atlantic City bus terminal, to a space explorer permanently marooned on a hostile planet, to a man challenged by a minion of Satan to trade his life for that of his daughter, etc., all without missing a beat. For any person who is a fan of science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal, this is without a doubt a must-read book.