- Featured Books
Indigenous nationhood : empowering grassroots citizens: "This book is a collection of the best blogs from Indigenous Nationhood produced by well-known lawyer, activist and academic Pamela Palmater. Her blogs offer critical legal and political commentary and analysis on legislation, Aboriginal rights, Canadian politics, and First Nation politics and social issues like murdered and missing Indigenous women, poverty, economics, and identity and culture. The intent of the blogs and the book is to help rebuild the connections between Indigenous citizens and their home communities, local governments, and Indigenous Nations for the benefit of future generations. Underlying those connections is knowledge and capacity within the Indigenous population to support their self-advocacy efforts and to forge relationships with academics, students, lawyers, politicians, like-minded organizations, volunteers and others to undertake activities supporting the efforts of grass roots Indigenous peoples. For too long and too often, the struggles faced by individual citizens have been forgotten or subsumed under other issues faced by their home communities. Under the current Conservative government, urgent Indigenous issues have been sacrificed for political posturing. Right-wing "academics," news media and others have dominated the public debate such that the information being absorbed by the public at large is skewed against Indigenous peoples. These blogs tackle myths and stereotypes about Indigenous people head-on and provide accessible, critical analysis of government laws and policies being imposed in Indigenous peoples. This book is part of an attempt to develop good old fashioned leadership to work with grass roots people to make the change we owe our children."-- Provided by publisher.
The Road to Enchantment:
"As a young girl, Willow's mother left their home in Washington State in a literal blaze of glory: she set the mattress of her cheating husband on fire in her driveway, roasting marshmallow peeps and hot dogs before the fire department arrived. And with that, she and her daughter set off to New Mexico, to a new life, to a world of arroyos and canyons bordering an Apache reservation. Willow was devastated. Her eccentric mother believed in this new life and set about starting a winery and goat ranch. But for Willow, it meant initially being bullied and feeling like an outsider. Today, as a grown woman, Willow much prefers Los Angeles and her job as a studio musician. But things tend to happen in threes: her mother dies, her boyfriend dumps her, and Willow discovers she is pregnant. The DeVine Winery and Goat Ranch is all she has left, even it is in financial straits and unmanageable back taxes. There is something, though, about the call of "home." She's surprised to find that her Apache best friend Darrel along with the rest of the community seems to think she belongs far more than she ever thought she did. Can Willow redefine what home means for her, and can she make a go of the legacy her mother left behind? Told with Kaya McLaren's humor and heart, The Road to Enchantment is a story about discovering that the last thing you want is sometimes the one thing you need"-- Provided by publisher.
Ghosts from the nursery : tracing the roots of violence: When Ghosts from the Nursery was published in 1997, it was lauded for providing scientific evidence that violence can originate in the womb and become entrenced in a child's brain by preschool. This revised edition continues to shift the conversation among parents and policy makers toward more preventative measures, incorporating significant advances in the field of neurobiological research over the past decade.
The new Oxford Shakespeare : the complete works: A completely new modern-spelling edition of all of Shakespeare's plays and poems, edited afresh from the original texts. With extensive introductions and on-page notes, it gives students and theatre-lovers the very best resources to understand and enjoy Shakespeare's works.
New ways of Classroom Assessment, revised: Provides activities that offer way to observe or score students' performances and give feedback that enlightens students and teachers about the effectiveness of learning and teaching.
Management Functions in Recreational Therapy: "This book provides students and practitioners with perspectives on the management of recreational therapy heretofore unavailable to them. Many of the management concepts apply to middle-level managers, but the focus of the book is on first-line recreational therapy managers and the areas of management identified by the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). In-depth coverage is given to the five basic functions of management: planning, organization, staffing, influencing, and controlling. In addition, chapters are provided on key concepts integral to the management of recreational therapy programs. Included are chapters on internship supervision, clinical supervision, volunteer management, and managing marketing. The final chapter, Issues and Concerns for Managers, is unique in that it contains areas of substantial importance to managers that have received little attention in the recreational therapy literature. The format for the book is readable and easy to follow. Each chapter lists objectives for the chapter, gives definitions of key terms used within the chapter, and ends with a conclusion or summary of the chapter."--Publisher's website.
Anatomy of a super nurse : the ultimate guide to becoming nursey: No matter how hard you've studied, stepping into that first nursing job is unlike anything you've ever experienced. For students and recent graduates looking to conquer the challenging transition from stressed-out student to nursing professional, Kati Kleber's got you covered.
Acclaimed blogger and author of Becoming Nursey: From Code Blues to Code Browns, How to Care for Your Patients and Yourself, Kati expands on her guide for new nurses with this revised edition, Anatomy of a Super Nurse: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming Nursey. She provides real-world advice on surviving nursing school and thriving in your first nursing job. Using personal experiences, Kati dives deep into that pivotal first year and answers questions that all new nurses have, but don't always think to ask. You'll learn to master practical topics such as how to give and receive a good, concise report and what to do in a code. Plus, you'll find tips on time management, stepping into a leadership role, and best practices for sleeping when you're on the night shift.
Armed with tons of information—and lots of laughs—Anatomy of a Super Nurse: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming Nursey shines light onto the dark spots in a nurse’s first year, equipping you with everything you need to become a successful bedside nurse.