Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note.
Author: Katharine S. Willis, George Roussos, Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, Mirjam Struppek
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Every day we share encounters with others as we inhabit the space around us. In offering insights and knowledge on this increasingly important topic, this book introduces a range of empirical and theoretical approaches to the study of shared encounters. It highlights the multifaceted nature of collective experience and provides a deeper understanding of the nature and value of shared encounters in everyday life. Divided into four sections, each section comprises a set of chapters on a different topic and is introduced by a key author in the field who provides an overview of the content. The book itself is introduced by Paul Dourish, who sets the theme of shared encounters in the context of technological and social change over the last fifteen years. The four sections that follow consider the characteristics of shared encounters and describe how they can be supported in different settings: the first section, introduced by Barry Brown, looks at shared experiences. George Roussos, in the second section, presents playful encounters. Malcolm McCulloch introduces the section on spatial settings and – last but not least – Elizabeth Churchill previews the topic of social glue. The individual chapters that accompany each part offer particular perspectives on the main topic and provide detailed insights from the author’s own research background. A valuable reference for anyone designing ubiquitous media, mobile social software and LBS applications, this volume will also be useful to researchers, students and practitioners in fields ranging from computer science to urban studies.
Author: David Winick
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Few shapes rolling down the highway are as instantly recognizable as silver Airstream trailer homes. With over 200 sparkling color images and engaging text, this book presents David Winick's adventure re-creating custom-built Airstream home trailers that date from1948 to 2007, including his 75th Anniversary Bambi trailer. The challenge of making functional and beautiful small living spaces helped drive the restoration work. Learn the process, beginning with empty shells and ending with rolling Airstream art. This book will enlighten the growing legion of Airstream aficionados, architects and designers with a passion for small space living, and all who have ever camped or admired an Airstream.
Author: Morris M. Kleiner
Publisher: W. E. Upjohn Institute
In this book, the author examines why the institution of occupational licensing has had such a curious evolution and influence in the United States, the European Union, and China, and discusses the many similarities it has to guilds.
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.
Author: Sabrina Fairchild
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Is this it? Have you asked yourself this question? Most of us have. In this crazy, harried, fast-paced world, it's not an uncommon question. As career-minded individuals, we spend our days working tirelessly, but to what end? In the process, we end up putting God, who should be at the forefront of our lives, in a box on a remote shelf. Sure, we still believe in God and might even attend church, but He's not at the center of our lives. It's time we return to our faith and stop. S.T.O.P. Surrender. Trust. Obey. Patiently wait upon Him for all things. We must surrender to God's will in our lives, trust His plans for our lives, obey Him and His Word, and then patiently wait for Him to reveal His will and plans for us. It's not an easy task, especially when we are so accustomed to shelving God and getting what we want. It's time to shelve ourselves and make God the focus of our lives. Sabrina Fairchild, in sharing her own story and struggle with balancing God in a career-driven world, gives you the spiritual tools to do it in Faith and the S.T.O.P. Principle. Sabrina Fairchild is a faith-based motivational speaker and former morning television and radio personality. Her programs reached thousands of listeners. This is her first book. She lives in Michigan. You can contact Sabrina at www.thestopprinciple.com.
Author: Jeffrey Zaslow
Publisher: Gotham Books
Traces the cultural process through which American women become married as reflected by the experiences of patrons at a family-owned bridal shop in Michigan, offering insight into how the rite of passage reflects national views on marriage.
Author: Derek B. Miller
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Crime Writers Association John Creasey Dagger Award winner An ECONOMIST TOP FICTION TITLE OF THE YEAR A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A GUARDIAN BEST CRIME AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR “A soulful, humane, and sparklingly funny novel. Spend some time with Sheldon and company in the Scandinavian wilderness and you just might make peace with your god, your ghosts, and yourself.” — Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story Sheldon Horowitz—widowed, impatient, impertinent—has grudgingly agreed to leave New York and move in with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her new husband, Lars, in Norway—a country of blue and ice with one thousand Jews, not one of them a former Marine sniper in the Korean War turned watch repairman. Not until now, anyway. Home alone one morning, Sheldon witnesses a dispute between the woman who lives upstairs and an aggressive stranger. When events turn dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbor’s young son from the violence, and they flee the scene. As Sheldon and the boy look for a safe haven in an alien world, past and present weave together, forcing them ever forward to a wrenching moment of truth. “This is one of the best books of the season, of any genre.” — Buffalo News “Miller joins the ranks of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, and Jo Nesbø, the holy trinity of Scandinavian crime novelists.” — Booklist (starred review) AN INDIE NEXT SELECTION
Author: Gerald J. Pine
"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies
Author: Nicole Bray, Robert DuShane
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Kalamazoo's violent and often anguished history has given way to myriad ghostly tales surrounding some of the town's most prominent places. From the tortured souls roaming the Asylum Lake Preserve to the infamous suicide of the amateur actress Thelma, who reputedly haunts the Civic Auditorium to this day, it is no small wonder that the town is fi lled with apparitions longing to make their stories and their presence known. In this startlingly spooky collection of tales, ghost hunters Bray and DuShane gather stories from legend, lore and residents alike that bring new meaning to the age-old adage "seeing is believing."
Author: Tina Skinner
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Over 300 images of wine cellars immerse you into the stylish and impressive world of today's vintage connoisseur. A wine cellar is becoming a standard feature of today's luxury home. The ability to invest in fine wines, to age them properly, and to have them on hand for entertaining is a luxury more people can afford. This book is packed with ideas and technical information for designing safe, stylish, beautiful wine cellars. Essays by leading designers and a section detailing the proper construction of a wine cellar make this an invaluable reference.
Publisher: Joint Commission on
Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities, Second Edition, an updated version of a Joint Commission Resources best seller, is a comprehensive guide for health care organizations around the world that are looking to build new facilities - or update their current structures - in compliance with Joint Commission, Joint Commission International, and other recognized standards of health care design excellence. A wealth of strategies, tools, and real-world experiences of organizations around the globe supply the reader with the building blocks they need for success with their new facility or existing structure. Planning, Design, and Construction of Health Care Facilities, Second Edition assesses the challenges, compliance issues, and the need for a holistic approach to the design and function of health care facilities; and this new edition, readers receive valuable online resources in support of the printed material, including customizable tools they can use immediately in their organization.
Author: Karen Foxlee
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
“Magic is “messy and dangerous and filled with longing,” we learn in this brave tale of grief, villainy and redemption that borrows from the story of the Snow Queen. Set in a vast, chilly museum, the tale brings together a valiant girl, a charmed boy, a magical sword and a clock ticking down to the end of the world.”—The Wall Street Journal This is the story of unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard who doesn't believe in anything that can't be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty, the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for Ophelia's help. As Ophelia embarks on an incredible journey to rescue the boy everything that she believes will be tested. Along the way she learns more and more about the boy's own remarkable journey to reach her and save the world. A story within a story, this a modern day fairytale about the power of friendship, courage and love, and never ever giving up. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: J. Susan Isaacs, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Towson University. Center for the Arts Gallery
Addresses the themes of the book as object, subject, and concept, including artist-made books, deconstructed books, and book installations