As a graduate of medical school and practicing pediatrician, Dr. Julie Currin was intimately aware of the amazing stages of fetal growth and development occurring during each of her three pregnancies. It wasn't until her own sister's pregnancy, however, that Currin realized how little reliable and accessible information was available to expectant parents who haven't had the benefit of complex embryology and anatomy classes. So, with her sister and her sister's rapidly growing unborn child in mind, Currin set out to translate the complex stages of growth she learned about during medical school courses into a compilation of fun, interesting, and scientifically sound information that expectant parents can understand. Now she's making Before Birth available to everyone. Organized according to the forty-week model of pregnancy, Currin uses clear language and colorful illustrations to convey the complex mystery of fetal development to audiences unfamiliar with or daunted by medical terminology. While other books focus on the changes to the mother's body, Before Birth focuses specifically on the rapid growth of the tiny being inside the mother- allowing parents to ask informed questions at prenatal visits and marvel at their child's magnificence before they ever meet.
Author: P. L. Christian
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date: 2009-11
P. L. Christian was born and raised Patricia Louise Rothe in Bergen County, New Jersey. Upon reaching adulthood she moved to the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia to develop her career, ministry, and quality of life. Pat has been writing creatively since her teens. She also performs business writing in her Information Technology consulting. Pat's passion for story telling has been demonstrated in her portrayal of Lucy Hillsman and Varina Davis, and other civil war period characters, beside in her writing. Pat's passion for inspirational stories developed in working her marketing business. After many years of urging from friends and family, and hearing from God that the time has come, she releases for your good pleasure and blessing The Crippled Messenger from the anthology, Stories of the Great Kingdom. In the tradition of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and George McDonald, comes a timeless story of courage, adventure, and destiny, The Crippled Messenger. In the Great Kingdom everyone is assigned a destiny to be embraced or shunned. Such was the choice of Matthew of the little village of Patience. Once committed to his destiny, he is faced with countless obstacles. With his determination and the support of family, friends, an old widow, a harlot, a student, a knight, a seer, and most important the Great King, Matthew takes on a seemingly impossible mission, and becomes the most celebrated and honored Royal Messenger in the realm.
Author: Debbie Hennessey
Publisher: L A 411 Publishing Company
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts
Now in its twenty-sixth year, LA 411 continues to be the single most-trusted and widely-used directory for the film and television production industry in Southern California. LA 411 has earned its unofficial name as The Bible for below-the-line production needs because of its * complete coverage of the industry * rigorous editorial procedures * reputation for quality and integrity In the pages of LA 411, there is every resource for shooting in Southern California, from the first day of pre-production to the last day of post.
Author: Julie Speed
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 2004-05-01
Her art brings to mind the work of Renaissance painters, but Julie Speed is unencumbered by the sexual and societal restrictions of past centuries, which gives her the freedom to paint what she wants, the way she wants. This beautifully illustrated volume presents 100 color plates of work in a variety of media.
Author: Laura J. Hoptman
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
Release Date: 2002-01-01
"The art of drawing flourished in the 1990s, and broke significantly from the tenets of twentieth-century modernism. Drawing Now: Eight Propositions surveys this new work, and shows drawing as no less adventurous and aesthetically satisfying than any of the more recent and seemingly more current methods of artmaking today. Carefully executed and highly finished, the drawings explored in this book - which accompanies an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art (in its temporary home in Queens, New York) in 2002-2003 - are largely representational and descriptive, sometimes with an interest in story-telling. Some show affinities with illustration, fashion, or comic strips; others are closer to industrial and commercial varieties of precision drawing, such as architectural plans and scientific renderings; still others take ideas from the traditions of ornament."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This book aims to start the conversation about how the consequences of the historic 2016 election can be addressed in the teacher education classroom. Taking as its starting point the Trump administration’s dramatic influence on education, educational policy, the culture in schools, and the safety of children, contributors demonstrate how teacher educators across the United States are adapting their curriculum. The chapters represent a variety of aspects of teacher support and preparation, and address practices such as rejecting xenophobia, developing critical thinking, and responding to children’s emotional lives. The issues addressed in this volume are a continuation of conflicts and challenges with which educators have long grappled, and the contributors’ insights will be valuable under a range of future political circumstances.
John La Farge, A Biographical and Critical Study is the first biography in a century of the American painter, illustrator, muralist, stained-glass artist, and writer. Examining La Farge's career from his youth to his late rebound as a decorative artist-from New York City and New England to Europe to Japan to the South Seas-this is also the only biography to date composed independently of the artist and his estate. Drawing on primary documentation culled from archives and contemporary newspapers and journals, the biography thoroughly documents La Farge's career and artwork. Earlier biographies avoided the darker aspects of his complex and conflicted life, which had dramatic effects on his work. The study also offers critical analysis of the artist's works, showing influences from other artists and giving contemporary and modern responses. La Farge authority James L. Yarnall scrutinizes how posterity has viewed the artist throughout the century since his death. The book is copiously illustrated with black-and-white and color images.
Author: Bert Hayslip, Jr., PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2002-10-31
Genre: Family & Relationships
Moving beyond simply describing the differences between custodial and noncustodial grandparents, this volume places helping efforts with grandparents in theoretical, empirical, and pragmatic contexts. Stressing the importance of theoretically grounded interventions and empirically-based studies for the design, implementation, and funding of programs, the chapters define an "action-oriented" approach toward changing the lives of grandparents and their grandchildren. Topics include: In what ways do support groups help; Caring for children with developmental disabilities; Predictors of psychological distress; Building parenting skills; and Strategies for solving everyday problems, among others.
Author: David Jamieson
Release Date: 1991-04-16
Genre: Business & Economics
Using examples from over eighty organizations, this practical guide to human resource development strategies shows how to attract, make the best use of, and retain employees of different skills and perspectives. The authors reveal the strategies successful companies are using to capitalize on today's increasingly diverse and nontraditional workforce and shows how organizations must change to mesh with the needs, preferences, life-styles, and values of contemporary workers.