Castles Of Sand

Author: Mather, Anne
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ISBN: 9780373104499
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Castles Of Sand from the Author: Mather, Anne.

Sand Castles

Author: Paul R. Gross
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462800823
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Sand Castles from the Author: Paul R. Gross. Sand Castles: a collection of writings by Aline Dorothy Gross, who died of cancer, at age 24, in 1980. At that time she was a graduate student in biochemistry at Cornell. It includes diary entries, letters, reflections on contemporaries and culture, and poetry. Beginning at age 14, she was treated for Hodgkin’s disease, eventually with success; but in the end she died of treatment-induced cancer. Despite the catastrophe, she managed to become an honor student at Yale, a promising biochemist, an athlete, and a writer of growing sophistication and power. These selections, assembled by her father, tell the story—primarily in her own eloquent words. It transcends the fate of one young woman: this story is about facing calamity with courage, wit, self-respect, and intelligence.

Sand Castles

Author: Antoinette Stockenberg
Publisher: Antoinette Stockenberg
ISBN: 0985780606
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Sand Castles from the Author: Antoinette Stockenberg. WINNING A LOTTERY ... who hasn't dreamed of it? Wendy Hodene, for one. She has always been one of those people for whom just enough is plenty. She's married to a charmer, has a young son she loves, and lives close to family in a small New England house that her great-grandfather built. True, she'd love to have room for a three-cushion couch (and of course more closet space), but all in all, she's happy with her life. Happy, until her husband Jim goes and wins a lottery, upending every reassuring aspect of Wendy's existence. The man she thought she was married to for a decade turns out to be someone else entirely; the house she thought she wanted renovated turns into a stress-inducing pile of dust and demolition; the son who once desired nothing more than a new video game now wants a big new house on the beach; and the mysterious contractor who shows up among the crew on a fine June morning turns out to be a man who's both able and willing to destroy all that Wendy holds dear. Zack Tompkins has better things to do than to knock down walls and put in floor joists, but his fragile and heartbroken sister Zina is convinced that the lottery winner whose photo she's seen in a newspaper is the man who once married and then abandoned her. It doesn't take long after he's signed on as crew in the Hodene renovation for Zack to see that Zina was right. His choice then becomes all too clear: wound his sister, or tear apart a family. As dreams and schemes are washed away like sand castles from an incoming tide, one truth remains: some hearts, not fully broken, can mend and still be whole again. Editorial Reviews "Well-drawn, sympathetic characters, exceptional writing, and an intriguing premise that puts a new spin on a classic plot combine to produce a riveting story of selfishness, betrayal, and love that readers will find hard to put down. Stockenberg is a RITA Award-winning author and is noted for her compelling, emotionally involving stories." --Library Journal "A powerful suspense thriller ... the characters are a superb group, especially the key foursome. The plot is filled with twists and turns ... fans of taut thrillers with a romance will want to read this strong intrigue." --Harriet Klausner, Bookbrowser "Moral dilemmas abound in this intriguing and compelling tale." --Booklist "A beautiful story filled with imagination, complexity, and sweet love, SAND CASTLES had plot twists that had me tearing through the pages to find out what happened next. A keeper and a must-have for all lovers of romance." --The Word on Romance "Antoinette Stockenberg is a consummate storyteller, and SAND CASTLES is another example of how well she has mastered her craft. The author is in top-notch form. The characterizations are wonderfully drawn and believable in their actions and reactions. There are enough plot twists and turns to keep a reader highly interested. A sure-fire winner and highly recommended reading!" --NewAndUsedBooks.com "Antoinette Stockenberg continues to display an immense talent for creating powerful and gripping dramas that give readers the full range of human emotions." --Romantic Times "This book was wonderful! In fact, I was so caught up in the story, I forgot to analyze anything. Twists, good dialogue and a question to answer at the end .... Kudos ... an excellent read. --Old Book Barn Gazette

Castles In The Sand

Author: Michael Cameron Dempsey
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476613192
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Castles In The Sand from the Author: Michael Cameron Dempsey. Abu Dhabi--an obscure Middle Eastern principality that happens to be the richest city in the world. This book tells the story of Abu Dhabi's ambitions to transform itself from a sleepy sheikhdom into a thriving international metropolis and a hub of business and leisure. It traces Abu Dhabi's boom years from 2009 to 2011 from the perspective of a Westerner working for the Urban Planning Council, the government agency that planned and coordinated all of the massive development activity. Castles in the Sand explores the drastic changes in Abu Dhabi's built environment, where entire islands are forested with skyscrapers and billions of dollars in infrastructure are spent on a whim--while recounting the disorienting experience of an outsider encountering a society in which foreigners outnumber locals nine to one and modernity clashes head-on with centuries of embedded tradition. General readers will find a broad introduction to Abu Dhabi, and architects and planners will gain a firsthand glimpse inside an unprecedented experiment in city-building.

Castles In The Sand

Author: Sally John
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736934839
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Castles In The Sand from the Author: Sally John. When Kenzie Starr announces she is pregnant and that she and her boyfriend have no plans to marry, her parents' world comes to a screeching halt.

Alfred S Piano 101 Teacher S Handbook For Books 1 2

Author: E. L. Lancaster
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457409219
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Alfred S Piano 101 Teacher S Handbook For Books 1 2 from the Author: E. L. Lancaster. The Teacher's Handbook serves as an aid in curriculum development and daily lesson planning. Suggested daily lesson plans, suggested assignments following each lesson plan, teaching tips for each unit, suggested examinations for the semester and answer keys for the written exercises and unit review worksheets. It also suggests ways to successfully integrate keyboard and computer technology into the curriculum.

Paradigms And Sand Castles

Author: Barbara Geddes
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472068357
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Paradigms And Sand Castles from the Author: Barbara Geddes. Paradigms and Sand Castles describes in a lively and provocative manner the methodological pitfalls most characteristic of the study of developing countries. Although much of this book focuses on the concrete details of empirical research, its primary goal is to aid theory building. Its central message is that theoretical knowledge could be accumulated more rapidly if certain research norms in the field of comparative development were changed. The book deals with several standard methodological practices, showing their unfortunate consequences and making suggestions for their improvement. Traditionally, big subjects of immense real-world importance, such as democratization, economic development, and ethnic mobilization, have fascinated scholars of comparative politics. But the choice of a big question for study does not translate automatically into a feasible research design. Barbara Geddes offers a strategy for approaching big questions and addresses empirical issues such as effective use of evidence found in case studies to test arguments, the intricacies of operationalizing complicated and often "fuzzy" concepts, the nonquantitative "measurement" of such concepts, and determining the criteria for setting the boundaries of the domain within which an argument should apply. Barbara Geddes is Professor of Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles. Paradigms and Sand Castles describes in a lively and provocative manner the methodological pitfalls most characteristic of the study of developing countries. Although much of this book focuses on the concrete details of empirical research, its primary goal is to aid theory building. Its central message is that theoretical knowledge could be accumulated more rapidly if certain research norms in the field of comparative development were changed. The book deals with several standard methodological practices, showing their unfortunate consequences and making suggestions for their improvement. Traditionally, big subjects of immense real-world importance, such as democratization, economic development, and ethnic mobilization, have fascinated scholars of comparative politics. But the choice of a big question for study does not translate automatically into a feasible research design. Barbara Geddes offers a strategy for approaching big questions and addresses empirical issues such as effective use of evidence found in case studies to test arguments, the intricacies of operationalizing complicated and often "fuzzy" concepts, the nonquantitative "measurement" of such concepts, and determining the criteria for setting the boundaries of the domain within which an argument should apply. Barbara Geddes is Professor of Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles.

Poems For Building Reading Skills Level 2

Author: Timothy V. Rasinski
Publisher: Shell Education
ISBN: 9781425806767
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Poems For Building Reading Skills Level 2 from the Author: Timothy V. Rasinski. This series, The Poet and the Professor. Poems for Building Reading Skills, brings poetry into a whole new light for students in grades 1-8. Each book includes playful, original content that will engage both reluctant and skilled readers. The easy-to-use, standards-based lessons and purposeful activity pages address key literacy skills. Each book includes an Audio CD of the poems that can be used to support fluency and comprehension. Also included is an interactive whiteboard-compatible Resource CD that can be used to further support literacy skills.

The Poet And The Professor Poems For Building Reading Skills Level 2

Author: Timothy Rasinski
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1425892027
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The Poet And The Professor Poems For Building Reading Skills Level 2 from the Author: Timothy Rasinski. Captivate and inspire 2nd grade readers with poetry that is fun to read and perform! Coauthored by fluency expert, Timothy Rasinski, this incredible book for Grade 2 students encourages fluency and word study through playful, original content that will engage both reluctant and skilled readers. The easy-to-use, standards-based lessons and purposeful activity pages address key literacy skills. Includes a ZIP file containing audio that can be used to support fluency and comprehension, as well as an interactive whiteboard-compatible resources that can be used to support literacy skills. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 144pp.