Wonder

Author: R. J. Palacio
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 037589988X
Size: 62.68 MB
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder

Cyberpragmatics

Author: Francisco Yus
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027284660
Size: 69.56 MB
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Cyberpragmatics is an analysis of Internet-mediated communication from the perspective of cognitive pragmatics. It addresses a whole range of interactions that can be found on the Net: the web page, chat rooms, instant messaging, social networking sites, 3D virtual worlds, blogs, videoconference, e-mail, Twitter, etc. Of special interest is the role of intentions and the quality of interpretations when these Internet-mediated interactions take place, which is often affected by the textual properties of the medium. The book also analyses the pragmatic implications of transferring offline discourses (e.g. printed paper, advertisements) to the screen-framed space of the Net. And although the main framework is cognitive pragmatics, the book also draws from other theories and models in order to build up a better picture of what really happens when people communicate on the Net. This book will interest analysts doing research on computer-mediated communication, university students and researchers undergoing post-graduate courses or writing a PhD thesis. Now Open Access as part of the Knowledge Unlatched 2017 Backlist Collection.

Dime Qu Comes Y Te Dir Qu Sientes Think Skinny Feel Fit Spanish Edition

Author: Alejandro Chabán
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501140531
Size: 39.22 MB
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¿Quieres bajar de peso? Primero pierde tu peso emocional. Alejandro Chabán tenía sobrepeso de niño, sufrió de anorexia y bulimia de adolescente y trató desesperadamente de tener un cuerpo saludable. Luego de haber probado diferentes dietas y ejercicios, y a pesar de haber bajado de peso, él descubrió que en su mente seguía siendo gordo, aunque su cuerpo se veía diferente. Estos sentimientos lo llevaron a desarrollar técnicas para aceptar y transformar al gordito que todos llevamos dentro y, en 2012, a fundar Yes You Can!®, un programa que ha ayudado a miles de personas a establecer un estilo de vida saludable con sabor latino. En Dime qué comes y te diré qué sientes, Alejandro comparte los siete pasos esenciales que lo ayudaron a cambiar sus pensamientos y transformar su cuerpo. Inspirado en anécdotas personales y testimonios, Alejandro explica en detalle qué significa tener sobrepeso emocional, cómo se conectan el bienestar físico con las emociones y cómo identificar mejor los obstáculos emocionales que sobrecargan la mente y el cuerpo. Estos pasos, basados en técnicas prácticas de pensamiento positivo, meditación, aceptación y compromiso, te ayudarán a llevar una vida más feliz y saludable. Ahora por fin podrás cuidarte de la manera que mereces.

The Champion S Code

Author: Dante Gebel
Publisher: Vida
ISBN: 0829758232
Size: 14.36 MB
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These words borrowed from the well-known medical doctor Parch Adams, demonstrate the revolutionary spirit of this book, Dante Gebel is known throughout much of the Hispanic world as an excellent speaker who is able to immerse his audience in the most fascinating stories and guide them through emotional labyrinths ranging from laughter to tears. This book is, in essence, a labor of passion, dedicated to those who are suffering from “holy discontent,” or as the author himself would say, those who have a double dose of spiritual ambition. This unique book has already been part of the history of those who desire to make a significant impact on this planet. In summary, The Champion’s Code is written for people who are unique, decisive, and radical.

Seepage In Soils

Author: Lakshmi N. Reddi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471356165
Size: 12.19 MB
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Up-to-date coverage of fundamental seepage principles, closed-form solutions, and applications Seepage in Soils combines a broad range of applications with rigorous quantitative skills to give insight into the fundamental principles and mathematical solutions of seepage. A wealth of closed-form analytical solutions are provided to solve a variety of problems, minimizing the use of computer software and numerical models. Completely up to date with coverage of new developments in separators, filters, and geosynthetics, this textbook includes exercises in seepage quantification, seepage forces, and dewatering. Complete coverage is useful in all subdivisions of civil engineering. Material is divided into three modules: * Principles and mathematical solutions * Filters and drainage layers * Applications Only a nominal background in mathematics and soil mechanics is required for Seepage in Soils to serve as an invaluable resource for civil engineering students across many subdisciplines. In addition, it serves as a useful reference for geotechnical, environmental, and structural engineers, hydrologists, geologists, agronomists, and soil scientists.

Hopscotch

Author: Julio Cortazar
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 1101870141
Size: 34.98 MB
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Translated by Gregory Rabassa, winner of the National Book Award for Translation, 1967 Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, freewheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.

The Purpose Driven Life

Author: Rick Warren
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310276993
Size: 32.91 MB
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A #1 New York Times bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life will help you understand why you are alive and reveal God's amazing plan for you---both here and now, and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal forty-day spiritual journey that will transform your answer to life's most important question: What on earth am I here for? Knowing God's purpose for creating you will reduce your stress, focus your energy, simplify your decisions, give meaning to your life, and most important, prepare you for eternity. 'Movie stars and political leaders aren't the only ones turning to Rick Warren for spiritual guidance. Millions of people---from NBA and LPGA players to corporate executives to high school students to prison inmates---meet regularly to discuss The Purpose Driven Life.'---Time

In The Country We Love

Author: Diane Guerrero
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 125013496X
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The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family. In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with bestselling author Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.

The Effective Executive

Author: Peter Drucker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136017534
Size: 12.85 MB
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The measure of the executive, Peter Drucker reminds us, is the ability to 'get the right things done'. Usually this involves doing what other people have overlooked, as well as avoiding what is unproductive. He identifies five talents as essential to effectiveness, and these can be learned; in fact, they must be learned just as scales must be mastered by every piano student regardless of his natural gifts. Intelligence, imagination and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that convert these into results. One of the talents is the management of time. Another is choosing what to contribute to the particular organization. A third is knowing where and how to apply your strength to best effect. Fourth is setting up the right priorities. And all of them must be knitted together by effective decision-making. How these can be developed forms the main body of the book. The author ranges widely through the annals of business and government to demonstrate the distinctive skill of the executive. He turns familiar experience upside down to see it in new perspective. The book is full of surprises, with its fresh insights into old and seemingly trite situations.

Prodigal Heart

Author: Christine D'Clario
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1629991724
Size: 10.25 MB
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Your life is worth saving through God's grace. Though she is now an award-winning Latin contemporary Christian music artist and worship leader, Christine D'Clario spent the early years of her life overcoming personal hardships, including the death of her father; moving to another country; feelings of unforgiveness, loss, and rejection; being sexually molested; and even living a double life while being a leader in the church. In Prodigal Heart Christine shares her compelling story and the joy she experienced in surrendering completely to God. This book is for all those who believe their lives are broken beyond repair and for those who think their scars are too deep to be healed. You will see a true story of redemption, giving you hope that any life is worth saving.