Category: Nonfiction

Mobbing: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions by Len Sperry, Maureen Duffy

By Len Sperry, Maureen Duffy

An administrator recognized for her cutting edge on-the-job considering turns into the objective of nameless rumors approximately monetary mismanagement of her division. The rumors are confirmed baseless yet her boss makes a decision that she can't paintings with "that woman" anymore and stops her from attending key conferences. The administrator sees a heart specialist for the 1st time in her lifestyles as a result of expanding chest ache, and her kin physician prescribes antidepressants "to get her over the hump." The administrator whose id is interwoven together with her activity and corporate is bewildered via what's taking place to her at paintings and says she doesn't recognize who she is anymore.

A heart institution scholar is the objective of relentless name-calling and slurs by way of a gaggle of different children in school. The slurs comprise derogatory reviews approximately his sexuality, visual appeal, and kinfolk. The taunting has elevated over numerous months, and lots of lecturers have witnessed it. the scholar was once the topic of a up to date dialog within the school living room, the place a few school individuals stated the scholar had to "toughen up," whereas others expressed situation for his wellbeing and fitness. The student's major procedure has been to attempt and avoid the crowd of youngsters, yet he reveals himself trusting fewer of his "friends," feeling either indignant and unhappy, and having a difficult time concentrating.

What positive aspects of those events are virtually exact, and why are they either vintage cases of place of work and faculty mobbing? Mobbing isn't the related as bullying, because the authors of this quantity clarify with cogent research of the organizational and contextual frameworks in which mobbing constantly happens. From the Salem witch trials to staff attempting to do the simplest they could at paintings, to children whose humiliation at school has made the headlines, the authors provide various illustrations of mobbing, by way of insightful analyses and discussions of classes discovered. Duffy and Sperry supply a wealth of study to illustrate the devastating toll that mobbing takes on its sufferers, their households, and the companies the place it happens. The authors painstakingly stay away from simplistic strategies to mobbing, similar to elimination the "bad apples," and as a substitute, stream the dialog ahead by means of displaying how daring and compassionate organizational management is needed to enhance stipulations for the good thing about either participants and their companies.

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Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies by Rob Yeung

By Rob Yeung

A consultant to beautiful your interviewer with ideal solutions to stumping questions

In today's aggressive task industry, a stellar interview lends you an facet over the contest, which may make or holiday your possibilities at a brand new occupation. Answering difficult Interview Questions For Dummies, second Edition teaches you ways to accomplish professionally and productively below demanding interview conditions.

With this useful consultant, you'll discover ways to breeze via tough questions and intensify your so much striking features. This up-to-date moment variation includes a ten-step consultant to having an excellent interview, ten information for projecting self belief, ten strategies for trouble-shooting your task seek, 2 hundred tricky pattern interview questions with unique recommendation and version solutions, confirmed recommendations to strive against nerves, and guidance for perfecting your social media presence and dealing with questions which may come up from a web seek. there isn't any have to input an interview feeling unprepared with this consultant by way of your side.

  • Rob Yeung's holistic method is helping you are making a favorable first impression
  • Shows you the way to organize to reply to questions relating to your on-line presences (and the right way to stay away from embarrassing seek results)
  • Provides crucial instruction for you to make yourself familiar with tough questions prior to embarking at the tense interviewing process
  • Whether you're an entry-level employee or a mid-level expert, Answering difficult Interview Questions For Dummies prepares you to blow the contest away along with your poised responses.

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    Search Engines: Information Retrieval in Practice by Bruce Croft, Donald Metzler, Trevor Strohman

    By Bruce Croft, Donald Metzler, Trevor Strohman

    Se's: details Retrieval in perform is perfect for introductory details retrieval classes on the undergraduate and graduate point in computing device technological know-how, info technological know-how and laptop engineering departments. it's also a precious software for seek engine and data retrieval professionals.

    Written by means of a pacesetter within the box of knowledge retrieval, se's: details Retrieval in perform, is designed to offer undergraduate scholars the knowledge and instruments they should overview, evaluate and regulate se's. assurance of the underlying IR and mathematical versions make stronger key ideas. The book’s various programming workouts make large use of Galago, a Java-based open resource seek engine.

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    Dialogue with Bakhtin on Second and Foreign Language by Joan Kelly Hall, Gergana Vitanova, Ludmila A. Marchenkova

    By Joan Kelly Hall, Gergana Vitanova, Ludmila A. Marchenkova

    This quantity is the 1st to discover hyperlinks among the Russian linguist Mikhail Bakhtin's theoretical insights approximately language and sensible issues with moment and international language studying and instructing. located inside of a powerful conceptual framework and drawing from a wealthy empirical base, it displays fresh scholarship in utilized linguistics that has started to maneuver clear of formalist perspectives of language as common, self sufficient linguistic structures, and towards an realizing of language as dynamic collections of cultural assets. based on Bakhtin, the learn of language is anxious with the dialogue present among linguistic parts and the makes use of to which they're installed reaction to the stipulations of the instant. any such view of language has major implications for present understandings of moment- and foreign-language learning.

    The participants draw on a few of Bakhtin's extra major options, equivalent to discussion, utterance, heteroglossia, voice, and addressivity to envision actual international contexts of language studying. The chapters deal with various contexts together with basic- and university-level English as a moment language and international language school rooms and grownup studying occasions outdoor the formal school room. The textual content is prepared in elements. half I, "Contexts of Language studying and Teaching," comprises seven chapters that file on investigations into particular contexts of language studying and educating. The chapters partially II, "Implications for idea and Practice," current broader discussions on moment and overseas language studying utilizing Bakhtin's principles as a springboard for thinking.

    This is a groundbreaking quantity for students in utilized linguistics, language schooling, and language reports with an curiosity in moment and overseas language studying; for instructor educators; and for academics of languages from basic to school degrees. it truly is hugely suitable as a textual content for graduate-level classes in utilized linguistics and moment- and foreign-language education.

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    The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to by Bernie Carr

    By Bernie Carr

    BE PREPARED
    BE SAFE

    From California earthquakes and Rocky Mountain wildfires to Midwest floods and Atlantic hurricanes, you can’t get away that inevitable day while disaster moves your place city — yet you will be ready! providing an easy DIY technique, this ebook breaks down the very important steps you'll want to take into one hundred and one fast, shrewdpermanent and cheap projects:

    #6 Make a grasp checklist of Passwords

    #16 Calculate How a lot Water You Need

    #33 begin a nutrition garage Plan for $5 a Week

    #60 Make a secure from a Hollowed-out Book

    #77 gather a cheap First reduction kit

    #89 discover ways to cook dinner with out Electricity

    #94 Pack a Bug-out Bag

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    The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth by Timothy Parrish

    By Timothy Parrish

    From the instant that his debut booklet, so long, Columbus (1959), received him the nationwide booklet Award, Philip Roth has been one of the so much influential and debatable writers of our age. Now the writer of greater than twenty novels, a variety of tales, memoirs, and books of literary feedback, Roth has used his writing to continually reinvent himself and in doing in an effort to remake the yankee literary panorama. This significant other offers the main entire creation to his works and notion in a set of newly commissioned essays from special students. starting with the urgency of Roth's early fiction and lengthening to the power of his latest novels, those essays hint Roth's creative engagement with questions about ethnic id, postmodernism, Israel, the Holocaust, sexuality, and the human psyche itself. With its chronology and advisor to additional studying, this spouse might be crucial for brand new and returning Roth readers, scholars and scholars.

    Table of Contents

    The Cambridge significant other to Philip Roth
    Introduction: Roth at mid-career via Timothy Parrish
    American-Jewish id in Roth’s brief fiction through Victoria Aarons
    Roth, literary impression, and postmodernism via Derek Parker Royal
    Zuckerman sure: the celebrant of silence through Donald M. Kartiganer
    Roth and the Holocaust by means of Michael Rothberg
    Roth and Israel by way of Emily Miller Budick
    Roth’s doubles by means of Josh Cohen
    Revisiting Roth’s psychoanalysts by way of Jeffrey Berman
    Roth and gender through Debra Shostak
    Roth and ethnic identification through Timothy Parrish
    Roth’s American Trilogy through Mark Shechner
    Roth’s autobiographical writings through Hana Wirth-Nesher
    Further reading
    Supplementary fabric

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    Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of by Charles Fleming

    By Charles Fleming

    In a urban identified for its speedy vehicles and freeways, this advisor finds a distinct characteristic of the l. a. cityscape: greater than 2 hundred stairways around the hilly sections of the town, a lot of that are remnants from the times whilst so much urban citizens trusted streetcars and buses for transportation. Containing greater than forty walks and targeted maps, this instruction manual highlights the charms and quirks of this essential characteristic of la improvement and chronicles the geographical, architectural, and historic positive aspects of every staircase and the neighborhoods during which the stairs can be found. Rated for length and hassle, the round walks convey stories of old houses, their interesting population, and troves of old trivia—such as the place William Faulkner lived whereas he wrote the screenplay for To Have and feature Not, the place Graham Nash lived, and the place actress Thelma Todd was once murdered—while different walks spotlight dazzling houses through a few of southern California's so much important architects, together with Neutra and Schindler. From jogging throughout the vintage los angeles Loma local in Pasadena and strolling the classic pink automobile Loop in Silver Lake to taking the Beachwood Canyon Hollywoodland hike and having fun with the significant ocean perspectives from the Castellammare district in Pacific Palisades, those staircases current a brand new approach for city explorers to discover a little-known aspect of the town of Angels.

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    Foundations of Databases: The Logical Level by Serge Abiteboul, Richard Hull, Victor Vianu

    By Serge Abiteboul, Richard Hull, Victor Vianu

    Written by means of 3 prime researchers within the box, this publication presents in-depth assurance of the idea in regards to the logical point of database administration platforms, together with either classical and complicated issues. good points *Emphasizes question languages for the relational version together with insurance of alternative language paradigms, expressive strength, and complexity. *Presents a unified concept of dependencies, together with these often coming up in perform, and their use in optimization and schema layout. *Provides theoretical underpinnings of numerous rising themes, together with deductive and object-oriented databases. *Includes distinct proofs and various examples and workouts. 0201537710B04062001

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    John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood by Michael D. Sellers

    By Michael D. Sellers

    How did Disney's movie turn into a calamity of ancient proportions?  Michael dealers, a Hollywood filmmaker himself, observed the catastrophe forthcoming and fought to avoid wasting the venture - yet with no good fortune. In </span>John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, dealers info each blunder and betrayal that resulted in the doom of the movie - and that left numerous Hollywood careers within the wreckage.</span>

    JOHN CARTER AND THE GODS OF HOLLYWOOD examines each element of Andrew Stanton's model and Disney's campaign and seeks to reply to the query: What went mistaken? it contains a historical past of Hollywood's a hundred 12 months attempt to carry the movie to the reveal, and examines the worldwide fan flow spawned by means of the movie.

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    God's Unlikely Path to Success: How He Uses by Tony Evans

    By Tony Evans

    Whilst many Christian readers contemplate the heroes of the Bible, they consider how “good” they have been. They fail to remember that….

    Rahab was once a harlot.
    Jonah used to be a insurgent.
    Moses used to be a murderer.
    Sarah used to be a doubter.
    Peter was once an apostate.
    Esther was once a diva.
    Samson was once a participant.
    Jacob used to be a deceiver.

    And but those 8 women and men are one of the Bible’s maximum heroes.

    Dr. Tony Evans makes use of those trendy Bible characters to demonstrate the fact that God delights in utilizing imperfect those who have failed, sinned, or simply simple blew it. those are women and men whose actions—or reactions—were no longer in keeping with God’s character—and but God met them and used them in the course of their mess.

    Readers may be inspired approximately their very own stroll with God as they arrive to appreciate that He has them, too, on a path to achievement, regardless of their many imperfections and mistakes.

    About the Author

    Dr. Tony Evans is founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The city replacement, chaplain of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, and writer of the ability of God's Names and Victory in religious war. His radio broadcast, the choice with Dr. Tony Evans, will be heard on greater than a thousand US retailers day-by-day and in additional than a hundred thirty international locations.

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