Chance Developments

  • Filename: chance-developments.
  • ISBN: 1846973295
  • Release Date: 2015-11-15
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher: Polygon

Shorn of context, unknown people look out to us from old and anonymous photographs, and each image has magical appeal. Alexander McCall Smith, one of the world's best-loved writers, has reimagined the stories of these individuals in this charming, humorous, unexpected and poignant collection. The fifteen photographs captured here are all from days long gone - some are formal in setting with a sepia tone, some are hazy family snaps.

Chance Development and Aging

  • Filename: chance-development-and-aging.
  • ISBN: 0195133617
  • Release Date: 2000-01
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: Caleb Ellicott Finch
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In Chance, Development, and Aging, two leading biological gerontologists review and evaluate all of the available data to elucidate the respective roles played by genes and chance developmental events in determining the course of aging in individuals. The combination of genetic and external environmental influences provides only an incomplete answer. Inbred laboratory animals, for example, exhibit a wide range of life spans despite having nearly identical genes and environments. Similarly, uncovering the genetic risks for Alzheimer's disease has not enabled doctors to predict with confidence its onset and severity. This book argues that understanding chance events, specifically random variations during prenatal development, is essential for answering these questions. The book draws on the extensive research in developmental biology on random variations in form and function, while putting this research in a new context. The discussion sheds light on a range of questions, from understanding menopause to explaining why identical twins are not truly identical. The book will be invaluable for gerontologists, geneticists, developmental and reproductive biologists, physiologists, and a broad range of physicians and investigators in experimental medicine.

Zero Chance of Passage

  • Filename: zero-chance-of-passage.
  • ISBN: 1592984762
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 347
  • Author: Ember Reichgott Junge
  • Publisher: Beavers Pond Press

Chronicles the passage of Minnesota's first chartered school law in 1991, describing its origins, the legislative battles, the author's initial reaction to the new legislation, and how it impacted national politics.

Against the Gods

  • Filename: against-the-gods.
  • ISBN: 0471295639
  • Release Date: 1998-09-14
  • Number of pages: 383
  • Author: Peter L. Bernstein
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A blend of biography and history shows how famous scientists and creative amateurs developed the concepts of risk, risk management, and probability, paving the way for progress in business and technology

A Second Chance at Sarah

  • Filename: a-second-chance-at-sarah.
  • ISBN: 9781616554231
  • Release Date: 2014-09-02
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Neil Druckmann
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Given the chance to save Sarah, his dying wife, Johnny is transported to the past into his teenage body with just one day to prevent the events that led to her state.

Only One Chance

  • Filename: only-one-chance.
  • ISBN: 9780199985388
  • Release Date: 2013-06-27
  • Number of pages: 212
  • Author: Philippe Grandjean
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Environmental pollutants such as lead, mercury, and pesticides interfere with brain development, yet we do not test industrial chemicals for brain toxicity. In this book, Philippe Grandjean argues for the necessity of protecting the brains of future generations and proposes a plan of action to halt what he refers to as chemical brain drain.

Second Chance Summer

  • Filename: second-chance-summer.
  • ISBN: 9780857072719
  • Release Date: 2012-06-07
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Morgan Matson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Taylor Edwards family might not be that close - everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled, but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor's dad gets some devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend on last summer together at their old lake house in the Pcocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much smaller than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again, but as the summer progresses they're more aware than ever that they're battling a ticking clock. And as Taylor tries to deal with the drama at home, she is faced with the fact that the friends she thought she'd left behind haven't actually gone anywhere. Her former summer best friend is still living across the lake and still as mad with Taylor as she was five years ago, and her first boyfriend has moved in next door… but he's much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve. Can one summer be enough time to get a second chance - with family, friends, and love?

Dicing with Death

  • Filename: dicing-with-death.
  • ISBN: 0521540232
  • Release Date: 2003-11-20
  • Number of pages: 251
  • Author: Stephen Senn
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Explanation of the whys and hows of statistical reasoning in medicine and health.

The Visitant

  • Filename: the-visitant.
  • ISBN: 1503945170
  • Release Date: 2015-09-22
  • Number of pages: 327
  • Author: Megan Chance
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

After she nearly ruins her family with a terrible misstep, Elena Spira is sent to Venice to escape disgrace and to atone by caring for the ailing Samuel Farber. But the crumbling and decaying Ca' Basilio palazzo, where Samuel is ensconced, holds tragic secrets, and little does Elena know how profoundly they will impact her. Soon she begins to sense that she is being watched by something. And when Samuel begins to have hallucinations that make him violent and unpredictable, she can't deny she's in mortal danger. Then impoverished nobleman Nero Basilio, Samuel's closest friend and the owner of the palazzo, arrives. Elena finds herself entangled with both men in a world where the past seeps into the present and nothing is as it seems. As Elena struggles to discover the haunting truth before it destroys her, a dark force seems to hold Samuel and the Basilio in thrall--is it madness, or something more sinister?

The Drummond Girls

  • Filename: the-drummond-girls.
  • ISBN: 9781455554751
  • Release Date: 2015-07-14
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Mardi Jo Link
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

An inspiring and heartfelt memoir about the friendship between eight women forged over two decades. The eight Drummond Girls first met in 1991 at Peegeo's Food & Spirits in northern Michigan where, at the time, they were all waitresses, bartenders, or regular customers. When one of them got engaged, they celebrated with a trip to Drummond Island--their first trip together to the remote 36-mile chunk of rock, dive bars, dirt roads, and beautiful forests--and it's where they became bonded forever. They've made this voyage every year since then as a way to retain a piece of their wild youth, despite the taming influence of marriage, motherhood, and management. This year, their focus is Beverly, oldest of the Drummond Girls at 65, whose memory is beginning to lapse. Undaunted, the other women intend to help Beverly remember all they've shared--every campfire, every late night talk, every secret confided.

Counting by 7s

  • Filename: counting-by-7s.
  • ISBN: 9781101591352
  • Release Date: 2013-08-29
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Publisher: Penguin

In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family. Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now. Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read. “Holly Goldberg Sloan writes about belonging in a way I’ve never quite seen in any other book. This is a gorgeous, funny, and heartwarming novel that I’ll never forget.”—John Corey Whaley, author of Where Things Come Back "Willow Chance subtly drew me into her head and her life, so much so that I was holding my breath for her by the end. Holly Goldberg Sloan has created distinct characters who will stay with you long after you finish the book."—Sharon Creech, Newbery Award-winning author of Walk Two Moons "In achingly beautiful prose, Holly Goldberg Sloan has written a delightful tale of transformation that’s a celebration of life in all its wondrous, hilarious and confounding glory. Counting by 7s is a triumph."—Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette

2nd Chance

  • Filename: 2nd-chance.
  • ISBN: 9780755387069
  • Release Date: 2011-06-23
  • Number of pages: 340
  • Author: James Patterson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

When a little girl is shot on the steps of a San Francisco church, Detective Lindsay Boxer reconvenes the Women's Murder Club. Working with reporter Cindy Thomas, assistant DA Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay tracks a mystifying killer who quickly turns his pursuers into victims. The unorthodox allegiances of the Women's Murder Club lead them to suspect the unexpected - the killer may be an ex-cop. But nothing prepares them for the demented logic behind his choice of victims.

The Promise of Mediation

  • Filename: the-promise-of-mediation.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105009771218
  • Release Date: 1994-11-09
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Robert A. Baruch Bush
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Bring a fresh approach to the bargaining table Tap the transformative potential of mediation and discover the full promise of the mediation process. In this insightful work, the authors present an alternative theoretical framework that affords a deeper understanding of conflict and mediation -- one based on respect for personal strength and compassion for others. Drawing on their own experience and a wide body of research, they offer mediation practitioners, administrators, policy makers, and researchers a new and useful perspective on how mediation is currently practiced, how it could be structured to accomplish more, and how to refine the process for future application.

A Chance at Life Stories of Inspiration and Hope for Foster and Adoptive Parents of Abused Children

  • Filename: a-chance-at-life-stories-of-inspiration-and-hope-for-foster-and-adoptive-parents-of-abused-children.
  • ISBN: 9780970044914
  • Release Date: 2010-06
  • Number of pages: 92
  • Author: Elaine Rose Penn
  • Publisher:

A Chance At Life: Stories of Inspiration and Hope for Foster and Adoptive Parents of Abused Children is a compilation of true short stories told from the point of view of a foster parent who shares her experiences of success, failure, and courage, with helpful advice mixed in. People who have provided loving homes to children with abused pasts, as well as adults who were victimized by violence as children, will find this poignant collection of stories filled with humor, hope, and wisdom

The soap opera paradigm

  • Filename: the-soap-opera-paradigm.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015060360834
  • Release Date: 2004-10
  • Number of pages: 231
  • Author: James H. Wittebols
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

The Soap Opera Paradigm is an engaging look at the pervasive use of daytime soap opera storytelling techniques in most television program genres, from prime time soap operas and reality shows to the nightly news, coverage of political campaigns, and sports programming. Drawing from a wealth of research, James Wittebols shows how programming techniques have changed over time and what roles media concentration and commercial influences have played in these changes. Visit our website for sample chapters!

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