Scientists Experts and Civic Engagement

Author: Amy E. Lesen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317058786
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Science

How do scientists, scholars, and other experts engage with the general public and with the communities affected by their work or residing in their sites of study? Where are the fine lines between public scholarship, civic engagement, and activism? Must academics 'give back' once they collect data and publish results? In this volume, authors from a wide range of disciplines examine these relationships to assess how they can be fruitful or challenging. Describing the methodological and ethical issues that experts must consider when carrying out public scholarship, this book includes a checklist for critical factors of success in engagement and an examination of the role of digital social media in science communication. Illustrated by a range of case studies addressing environmental issues (climate change, resource use, post-disaster policy) and education, it offers an investigation into the levels and ways in which scholars can engage, and how and whether academics and experts who engage in community work and public scholarship are acknowledged and rewarded for doing so by their institutions. Also bringing into the debate the perspective of citizens who have collaborated with academics, the book offers an exploration of the democratizing potential of participatory action research.

Mother to Mother

Author: Sindiwe Magona
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807009970
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Fiction

Sindiwe Magona's novel Mother to Mother explores the South African legacy of apartheid through the lens of a woman who remembers a life marked by oppression and injustice. Magona decided to write this novel when she discovered that Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl, who had been killed while working to organize the nation's first ever democratic elections in 1993, died just a few yards away from her own permanent residence in Guguletu, Capetown. She then learned that one of the boys held responsible for the killing was in fact her neighbor's son. Magona began to imagine how easily it might have been her own son caught up in the wave of violence that day. The book is based on this real-life incident, and takes the form of an epistle to Amy Biehl's mother. The murderer's mother, Mandisi, writes about her life, the life of her child, and the colonized society that not only allowed, but perpetuated violence against women and impoverished black South Africans under the reign of apartheid. The result is not an apology for the murder, but a beautifully written exploration of the society that bred such violence.

From Cradle to Stage

Author: Virginia Hanlon Grohl
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 9781580056458
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre: Music

While the Grohl family had always been musical-the family sang together on long car trips, harmonizing to Motown and David Bowie-Virginia never expected her son to become a musician, let alone a rock star. But when she saw him perform in front of thousands of screaming fans for the first time, she knew that rock stardom was meant to be for her son. And as Virginia watched her son's star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars. Were they as surprised as she was about their children's fame? Did they worry about their children's livelihood and wellbeing in an industry fraught with drugs and other dangers? Did they encourage their children's passions despite the odds against success, or attempt to dissuade them from their grandiose dreams? Do they remind their kids to pack a warm coat when they go on tour? Virginia decided to seek out other rock star mothers to ask these questions, and so began a two-year odyssey in which she interviewed such women as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre's mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of REM's mother; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother; Patsy Noah, Adam Levine's mother; Donna Haim, mother of the Haim sisters; Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother. With exclusive family photographs and a foreword by Dave Grohl, From Cradle to Stage will appeal to mothers and rock fans everywhere.

LIBERTY PEACE AND MEDIA Amy Goodman

Author: Andreas Klamm
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783837074734
Release Date: 2009
Genre:

Liberty, Peace And Media: Amy Goodman - Excellent Journalists In Extraordinary Times ...is a book about some important parts of the work of the journalist, broadcast journalist and author of several books Amy Goodman, which is also host of Democracy NOW! The television and radio program Democracy NOW ! is standing for truly independent journalism and education. Amy Goodman a Harvard University graduate is the first journalist ever which has received in December 2008 in the city of Stockholm in SWEDEN the Right Livelihood Award as known also as the alternative Nobel prize. Amy Goodman can be also best described as peace activist and a true voice for peace. Amy Goodman has said during an interview on MSNBC television in New York City, United States of America: "Negotiation is the only one answer. There is got to be an answer other then war." Perhaps statements like these by Amy Goodman, which are also controversial discussed has caused to ask another colleague and journalist the question: "Is there anyone which can not love Amy Goodman?" When Amy Goodman has got arrested in September 2008 in the U.S.A. I have been involved in an international research on the works and career of the journalist, broadcast journalist and author Amy Goodman, which is author of three hard hitting books. Since 1984 I am working as independent journalist, broadcast journalist and author of several books. Three books which I have written have been published in 2008. In 1986 I became the founder of the international media project association IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty and IBS Television Liberty, which is supporting international understanding since 1986. In December 2008 when Amy Goodman (United States of America), Dr. Monika Hauser, (Swiss-Italian, medica mondiale Germany), Krishnammal Jagannathan and her husband (India) and Asha Hagi (Somalia) have received the Right Livelihood Award as known as the alternative Nobel Prize I had the

The Little Book of Big Change

Author: Amy Johnson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626252325
Release Date: 2016-01-02
Genre: Self-Help

Little changes can make a big, big difference! In The Little Book of Big Change, psychologist Amy Johnson shows you how to rewire your brain and overcome your bad habits—once and for all. No matter what your bad habit is, you have the power to change it. Drawing on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality, this book will show you that you are not your habits. Rather, your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that is easily reversed. By learning to stop bad habits at the source, you will take charge of your habits and addictions for good. Anything done repeatedly has the potential to form neural circuitry in the brain. In this light, habits and addictions are impersonal brain wiring problems that result from taking your habitual thinking as truth, and acting on that thinking in the form of doing your habit—over and over. This book offers a number of small changes you can make in your everyday life that will help you stop your bad habit in its tracks. If you want to understand the science behind your habit, make the decision to end it, and commit to real, lasting change, this book will help you to finally take charge of your life—once and for all.

Dear Amy

Author: Helen Callaghan
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062433930
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre: Fiction

In Helen Callaghan’s chilling, tightly-spun debut novel of psychological suspense, a teenage girl’s abduction stirs dark memories of a twenty-year-old cold case... Margot Lewis is a teacher at an exclusive high school in the English university town of Cambridge. In her spare time, she writes an advice column, “Dear Amy”, for the local newspaper. When one of Margot’s students, fifteen-year-old Katie, disappears, the school and the town fear the worst. And then Margot gets a “Dear Amy” letter unlike any of the ones she’s received before. It’s a desperate plea for rescue from a girl who says she is being held captive and in terrible danger—a girl called Bethan Avery, who was abducted from the local area twenty years ago…and never found. The letter matches a sample of Bethan’s handwriting that the police have kept on file since she vanished, and this shocking development in an infamous cold case catches the attention of criminologist Martin Forrester, who has been trying to find out what happened to her all those years ago. Spurred on by her concern for both Katie and the mysterious Bethan, Margot sets out—with Martin’s help—to discover if the two cases are connected. But then Margot herself becomes a target...

Color Blind

Author: Colby Marshall
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425276518
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Fiction

Using the rare manifestations of her synesthesia to gain insight into psychological situations, Dr. Jenna Ramey assists the FBI in profiling a mass murderer who would manipulate her to harm other innocents. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Doctor Who Summer Falls and Other Stories

Author: Amelia Williams
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448142286
Release Date: 2013-10-24
Genre: Fiction

With a new introduction by Amelia Williams, as well as a rare interview with the reclusive author, 'The Girl Who Never Grew Up'. Summer Falls by Amelia Williams In the seaside village of Watchcombe, young Kate is determined to make the most of her last week of summer holiday. But when she discovers a mysterious painting entitled ‘The Lord of Winter’ in a charity shop, it leads her on an adventure she never could have planned. The painting is a puzzle - and with the help of some bizarre new acquaintances, she plans on solving it... (Inspired by the Doctor Who episode 'The Bells of Saint John') The Angel’s Kiss by Melody Malone Detective Melody Malone has an unexpected caller: movie star Rock Railton thinks someone is out to kill him – and when he mentions the ‘kiss of the Angel’, she takes the case. At the press party for Railton’s latest movie, studio owner Max Kliener invites Melody to become their next star. But the cost of fame, she’ll soon discover, is greater than anyone could possibly imagine. (Inspired by the Doctor Who episode, 'The Angels Take Manhattan') Devil in the Smoke, as recounted by Mr Justin Richards On a cold day in December, two young boys, tired of sweeping snow from the workhouse yard, decide to build a snowman – and are confronted with a strange and grisly mystery. In horrified fascination, they watch as their snowman begins to bleed... The search for answers to this impossible event will plunge Harry into the most hazardous – and exhilarating – adventure of his life. (Inspired by the Doctor Who episode, 'The Snowmen')

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Author: Amy Chua
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408825099
Release Date: 2011-12-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what Chinese parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it's like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I've done it... Amy Chua's daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) were polite, interesting and helpful, they had perfect school marks and exceptional musical abilities. The Chinese-parenting model certainly seemed to produce results. But what happens when you do not tolerate disobedience and are confronted by a screaming child who would sooner freeze outside in the cold than be forced to play the piano? Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old. Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.

Shining Darkness

Author: Mark Michalowski
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781849909846
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre:

For Donna Noble, the Andromeda galaxy is a long, long way from home. But even two and a half million light years from Earth, danger lurks around every corner... A visit to an art gallery turns into a race across space to uncover the secret behind a shadowy organisation. From the desert world of Karris to the interplanetary scrapyard of Junk, the Doctor and Donna discover that appearances can be deceptive, that enemies are lurking around every corner - and that the centuries-long peace between humans and machines may be about to come to an end. Because waiting in the wings to bring chaos to the galaxy is The Cult of Shining Darkness. Featuring the Tenth Doctor and Donna as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the hit sci-fi series from BBC Television.