The Wisdom Trail

In the Footsteps of Remarkable Women

Author: Janet Lieberman,Julie Hungar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101105089

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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An invitation to eavesdrop on a remarkable group of women who in their eighth and ninth decades reflect with candor and insight on the common threads in their well-lived lives The Wisdom Trail follows the life trajectories of extraordinary women, now in their seventies and eighties, who share to a remarkable extent a set of qualities that produced their successful lives. The vital women whose voices are captured in this book look back with well-earned perspective on the crises and opportunities, the decisions and accidents that marked their varied but ultimately satisfying paths. In listening to the lively and candid recollections of these women, Janet Lieberman and Julie Hungar offer stories that have value for women and men alike. From the heyday of Good Housekeeping-the era of the silent majority-to World War II, when the absence of men at home set a new measure of independence for women, through the sexual revolution and the civil rights and women's movements, these women have accumulated powerful stories that address the essential facets of women's lives: family, work, and love. As Lieberman and Hungar lead readers along The Wisdom Trail, they identify a set of characteristics these women share that has relevance for men and women of all generations, and which make them worth pondering and reflecting on today. Flexible pragmatism gave them the ability to maneuver their way around constraints that at the time appeared insurmountable. Deep personal courage enabled them to leap into risky personal career decisions and face down bias at home and in the workplace. All of them displayed the love and care to form and nourish deeply satisfying relationships. Their capstone quality was a lifetime commitment to serving the community and the world beyond. The Wisdom Trail is a journey into a world where women share their triumphs and their tragedies with equal parts generosity and instruction. It is also an examination of the arc of American life-from hardship to boon years-and the effect that has had on the character of women and their families. The value of the lessons contained in The Wisdom Trail is perhaps never more useful than it is today as women continue to struggle with balancing work and home and all Americans face the challenge of doing more with less.
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The Wisdom Trail

In the Footsteps of Remarkable Women

Author: Janet E. Lieberman,Julie Yearsley Hungar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410420466

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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The Wisdom Trail follows the life trajectories of an extraordinary yet often overlooked generation of women. Born before and during the Great Depression and now in their eighth and ninth decades, these vital woman look back with well-earned perspective on the crises and opportunities, the decisions and accidents that marked their varied but ultimately satisfying paths. Guided by Janet Lieberman and Julie Hungar, this is a journey into a world where women share their triumphs and tragedies with equal parts generosity and instruction. Book jacket.
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Computational Framework for Knowledge

Integrated Behavior of Machines

Author: Syed V. Ahamed

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470480410

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 500

View: 5848

"Intriguing . . . [filled with] new ideas about overarching intellectual themes that govern our technologies and our society." —Nikil Jayant, Eminent Scholar, Georgia Research Alliance "Dr. Ahamed is correct in observing that 'silicon and glass have altered the rhythm of mind' and that computers need to be more 'human.'" —Bishnu S. Atal, Member, National Academy of Engineering This book combines philosophical, societal, and artificial intelligence concepts with those of computer science and information technology to demonstrate novel ways in which computers can simplify data mining on the Internet. It describes numerous innovative methods that go well beyond information retrieval to allow computers to accomplish such tasks as processing, classifying, prioritizing, and reconstituting knowledge. The book is divided into five parts: New knowledge sensing and filtering environments Concept building and wisdom machines General structure and theory of knowledge Verb functions and noun objects Humanistic and semi-human systems This book offers new mathematical methodologies and concrete HW/SW/FW configurations for the IT specialist to help their corporations explore, exploit, compete, and win global market share.
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Gendering Wisdom the Host

Biblical Invitations to Eat and Drink

Author: Judith E. McKinlay

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1850757763

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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The Wisdom of John Muir

100+ Selections from the Letters, Journals, and Essays of the Great Naturalist

Author: Anne Rowthorn

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899976956

Category: Nature

Page: 200

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The Wisdom of John Muir marries the best aspects of a Muir anthology with the best aspects of a Muir biography. The fact that it is neither, and yet it is both, distinguishes this book from the many extant books on John Muir. Building on her lifelong passion for the work and philosophy of John Muir, author Anne Rowthorn has created this entirely new treatment for showcasing the great naturalist's philosophy and writings. By pairing carefully selected material from various stages of Muir's life, Rowthorn's book provides a view into the experiences, places, and people that inspired and informed Muir's words and beliefs. The reader feels able to join in with Muir's own discoveries and transformations over the arc of his life. Rowthorn is careful not to overstep her role: she stands back and lets Muir's words speak for themselves.
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Collaborative Intelligence

Thinking with People Who Think Differently

Author: Dawna Markova,Angie McArthur

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0812994914

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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A breakthrough book on the transformative power of collaborative thinking Collaborative intelligence, or CQ, is a measure of our ability to think with others on behalf of what matters to us all. It is emerging as a new professional currency at a time when the way we think, interact, and innovate is shifting. In the past, “market share” companies ruled by hierarchy and topdown leadership. Today, the new market leaders are “mind share” companies, where influence is more important than power, and success relies on collaboration and the ability to inspire. Collaborative Intelligence is the culmination of more than fifty years of original research that draws on Dawna Markova’s background in cognitive neuroscience and her most recent work, with Angie McArthur, as a “Professional Thinking Partner” to some of the world’s top CEOs and creative professionals. Markova and McArthur are experts at getting brilliant yet difficult people to think together. They have been brought in to troubleshoot for Fortune 500 leaders in crisis and managers struggling to inspire their teams. When asked about their biggest challenges at work, Markova and McArthur’s clients all cite a common problem: other people. This response reflects the way we have been taught to focus on the gulfs between us rather than valuing our intellectual diversity—that is, the ways in which each of us is uniquely gifted, how we process information and frame questions, what kind of things deplete us, and what engages and inspires us. Through a series of practices and strategies, the authors teach us how to recognize our own mind patterns and map the talents of our teams, with the goal of embarking together on an aligned course of action and influence. In Markova and McArthur’s experience, managers who appreciate intellectual diversity will lead their teams to innovation; employees who understand it will thrive because they are in touch with their strengths; and an entire team who understands it will come together to do their best work in a symphony of collaboration, their individual strengths working in harmony like an orchestra or a high-performing sports team. Praise for Collaborative Intelligence “Rooted in the latest neuroscience on the nature of collaboration, Collaborative Intelligence celebrates the power of working and thinking together at the highest levels of business and politics, and in the smallest aspects of our everyday lives. Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur show us that our ability to collaborate is not only a measure of intelligence, but essential to solving the world’s problems and seeing the possibilities in ourselves and others.”—Arianna Huffington “This inspiring book teaches you how to align your intention with the intention of others, and how, through shared strengths and talents, you have every right to expect greatness and set the highest goals and expectations.”—Deepak Chopra “Everyone talks about collaboration today, but the rhetoric typically outweighs the reality. Collaborative Intelligence offers tangible tools for those serious about becoming ‘system leaders’ who can close the gap and make collaboration real.”—Peter M. Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline “I have worked with Markova and McArthur for several years, focusing on achieving better results through intellectual diversity. Their approach has encouraged more candid debate and collaborative behavior within the team. The team, not individuals, becomes the hero.”—Al Carey, CEO, PepsiCo
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Spot of Grace

Remarkable Stories of How You DO Make a Difference

Author: Dawna Markova

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577313588

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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You don’t have to discover penicillin, feed the poor in the streets of Calcutta, or be the first person to swim to Antarctica to make a remarkable difference in the world. The stories in Spot of Grace tell about moments when one person did something very simple — asked a question in wonder, smiled from the heart, risked a reach across the chasm of isolation so many of us experience. Extraordinary things start with these ordinary gestures. And as they grow and flourish, they can make a profound difference in someone else’s life.
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The Son of the Wolf (Illustrated)

Author: Jack London

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730990314

Category: Fiction

Page: 195

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Overview 'Carmen won't last more than a couple of days.' Mason spat out a chunk of ice and surveyed the poor animal ruefully, then put her foot in his mouth and proceeded to bite out the ice which clustered cruelly between the toes. 'I never saw a dog with a highfalutin' name that ever was worth a rap,' he said, as he concluded his task and shoved her aside. 'They just fade away and die under the responsibility. Did ye ever see one go wrong with a sensible name like Cassiar, Siwash, or Husky? No, sir! Take a look at Shookum here, he's-' Snap! The lean brute flashed up, the white teeth just missing Mason's throat. 'Ye will, will ye?' A shrewd clout behind the ear with the butt of the dog whip stretched the animal in the snow, quivering softly, a yellow slaver dripping from its fangs.
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The complete Stories of the North

Author: Jack London

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074844668

Category: Fiction

Page: 1089

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The complete Stories of the North” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Jack London is best known as the author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". Content: - The Son of the Wolf (1900): The White Silence, The Son of the Wolf, The Men of Forty Mile, In a Far Country, To the Man on the Trail, The Priestly Prerogative, The Wisdom of the Trail, The Wife of a King, An Odyssey of the North. - The God of His Fathers: Tales of the Klondike (1901): The God of His Fathers, The Great Interrogation, Which Make Men Remember, Siwash, The Man with the Gash, Jan, the Unrepentant, Grit of Women, Where the Trail Forks, A Daughter of the Aurora, At the Rainbow’s End, The Scorn of Women. - Children of the Frost (1902): In the Forests of the North, The Law of Life, Nam-Bok the Unveracious, The Master of Mystery, The Sunlanders, The Sickness of Lone Chief, Keesh, the Son of Keesh, The Death of Ligoun, Li Wan, the Fair, The League of the Old Men. - The Faith of Men (1904): A Relic of the Pliocene, A Hyperborean Brew, The Faith of Men, Too Much Gold, The One Thousand Dozen, The Marriage of Lit-lit, Bâtard, The Story of Jees Uck. - Love of Life & Other Stories (1907): Love of Life, A Day’s Lodging, The White Man’s Way, The Story of Keesh, The Unexpected, Brown Wolf, The Sun Dog Trail, Negore, The Coward. - Lost Face (1910): Lost Face, Trust, To Build a Fire, That Spot, Flush of Gold, The Passing of Marcus O’Brien, The Wit of Porportuk. - Smoke Bellew (1902): The Taste of the Meat, The Meat, The Stampede to Squaw Creek, Shorty Dreams, The Man on the Other Bank, The Race for Number Three. - + 19 Uncollected Stories: The Devil’s Dice Box, The Test: A Clondyke Wooing, Even Unto Death, The King of Mazy May, Pluck and Pertinacity, A Northland Miracle, Thanksgiving on Slav Creek, The “Fuzziness” of Hoockla-Heen, The League of Old Men, To Build a Fire, Up the Slide, Chased by the Trail, A Flutter in Eggs, The Hanging of Cultus George, The Little Man, The Mistake of Creation, The Town-Site of Tra-Lee, Wonder of Woman, A Klondike Christmas.
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To Build a Fire

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 9780553903478

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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To Build A Fire and Other Stories is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging collection of Jack London's short stories available in paperback. This superb volume brings together twenty-five of London's finest, including a dozen of his great Klondike stories, vivid tales of the Far North were rugged individuals, such as the Malemute Kid face the violence of man and nature during the Gold Rush Days. Also included are short masterpieces from his later writing, plus six stories unavailable in any other paperback edition. Here, along with London's famous wilderness adventures and fireband desperadoes, are portraits of the working man, the immigrant, and the exotic outcast: characters representing the entire span of the author's prolific imaginative career, in tales that have been acclaimed throughout the world as some of the most thrilling short stories ever written.
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More Everyday Wisdom

Trail-Tested Advice from the Experts

Author: Karen Berger

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898868999

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 205

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Gathers practical advice, timesaving tips, and problem solving techniques ranging from planning and packing to field repairs and emergency improvisation.
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Northland Stories

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440673713

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Like the characters in the popular dime novels of the time, London's heroes display such manly virtues as courage, loyalty, and steadfastness as they conftont the merciless frozen expanses of the north. Yet London breaks free of stereotypical figures and one-dimensional plots to explore deeper psychological and social questions of self-mastery, masculinity, and racial domination. The uneasy relationship between the Native Americans and whites lies at the heart of many of the stories, while others reflect London's growing awareness of the destruction wrought by the white incursion on Indian culture. Northland Stories comprises nineteen of Jack London's greatest short works, including "An Odyssy of the North" (London's major breakthrough as a young author), "The White Silence," "The Law of Life," "The League of the Old Men," and the world classic "To Build a Fire." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Dodge City Trail

Author: Ralph Compton

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1429903139

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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For a brave band of Texas pioneers, new enemies awaited on the thundering trail. But old enemies were the deadliest of all. The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive them north to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history-making trail drives. The Dodge City Trail Dodge City was a businessman's dream. And a cattle drive north-with thousands of unbranded longhorns and a remuda of stolen Mexican horses-was a dream of Texans like Dan Ember, who'd come home from the war to find a rich man's hired guns living on his land. Now Dan and his neighbors would risk everything on a drive across the Llano. Along the way, two bands of killers would fight over them, the gunslinger Clay Allison would join up with them, and Quanah Parker's Comanches would try to thwart them-in a bold adventure fueled by the courage to face death, the pride to keep going, and the knowledge that now, there was no turning back.
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The Wisdom of Waloopi

Author: J. Herrick McGregor

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 192667118X

Category:

Page: 249

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The Wisdom of Merlin

7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life

Author: T. A. Barron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698184904

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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A book of advice from Merlin, the greatest wizard of all time Based on an address he gave to students at the University of Oxford in 2013, T.A. Barron, author of the New York Times bestselling Merlin Saga, channels the wizard Merlin and offers advice on how to live a meaningful life. Divided into sections, each revolving around a magical word, this book poetically explores the concepts of Gratitude, Courage, Knowledge, Belief, Wonder, Generosity, Hope, and Love. A gem of inspiration, this is the perfect graduation gift, sure to encourage readers of all ages to live life to the fullest. Praise for The Wisdom of Merlin: "Perfect for a graduate's gift."--Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition.
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The Wisdom of Donkeys

Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World

Author: Andy Merrifield

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802718723

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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A literary ode to peace, presence, and fulfillment inspired by a walk taken with a most surprising creature. "The demon of speed is often associated with forgetting, with avoidance...and slowness with memory and confronting," observes Milan Kundera in his novel Slowness. With that purpose in mind-a search for slowness and tranquillity-Andy Merrifield set out on a journey of the soul with a friend's donkey, to walk amid the ruins and spectacular vistas of southern France's Haute-Auvergne. The purposeful pace of the journey and the understated nobility of Gribouille, his humble donkey companion, allowed him to confront himself as well as to consider the larger mysteries of life-insight he now shares in his enchanting book, The Wisdom of Donkeys. As Merrifield contemplates literature, science, truth and beauty, and the universality of nature amid the French countryside, Gribouille surprises him with his subtle wisdom, reminding him time and again that enlightenment is all around us if we but seek it. Traveling with Andy Merrifield and Gribouille, we're reminded of the contemplative and exquisite benefits of nature, passive adventuring, and wild spaces.
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The Saffron Trail

Discover Marrakech in this perfect escapist read

Author: Rosanna Ley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784290610

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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An exotic tale of lost family secrets from the #1 Kindle Bestseller 'The perfect holiday companion' - Heat 'The ultimate feel-good read' - Candis 'Sun-soaked escapism' - Best ********** After the death of her beloved mother, Nell travels from rural Cornwall to the colour and chaos of Marrakech. Her marriage may be on the rocks, but exploring the heady delights of Moroccan cuisine could help her fulfil her dream of opening her own restaurant. It's there she meets Amy - a young photographer trying to unravel the story behind her family's involvement in the Vietnam War. The two women develop a close friendship and discover a surprising connection between their own pasts. This connection will take Nell and Amy on a journey to find their own 'saffron trail' - from the labyrinthine medina and bustle of Moroccan bazaars all the way back home to Cornwall and to the heart of their families' origins. ******** SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT ROSANNA LEY: 'An impeccably researched and deftly written narrative that kept me hooked until the end' - Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter 'Loved it from start to finish. A brilliant holiday read' - Amazon reviewer 'Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Leah Fleming' - Candis 'On so many levels a fantastic read' - Amazon reviewer 'A fascinating story with engaging themes' - Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife 'Warm, enthralling, one of my favourite authors' - Amazon reviewer
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The Trail of the Slug

Author: C.J. Alexander

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146209015X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Seattle, an emerald city on the Sound, clean and beautifulexcept for people who abuse others in the markets and on the streets. A city of industry and commerce, of giant airliners and tiny microchips, it is the target of industrial espionage that affects the security of the nation. The S.P.D., swift and efficient, but can it do its job when a majority of the city doesnt want it done? An explosion? No, not a blast as from Semtex or nitroglycerine. Far worse, it is three old men, each nearing the end of his life, each no longer willing to compromise, banded together for the most bizarre vigilante activity the West has seen. They are the Society of the Slug, and they will disrupt an entire city. On the other hand, one might say that this is a love story.
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The Trail of Tears

A Primary Source History of the Forced Relocation of the Cherokee Nation

Author: Ann Byers

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823940073

Category: History

Page: 64

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Uses primary source documents, narrative, and illustrations to recount the history of the U.S. government's removal of the Cherokee from their ancestral homes in Georgia to Oklahoma in 1838.
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Walking Away From The Land

Author: Jonathan Stewart

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493180924

Category: Nature

Page: 522

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Walking Away from the Land focuses on the rapid cultural and climatic changes occurring at the crest of the North American continent. They are challenging the survival of our forests, grasslands, native wildlife, and our very civilization. This book details a three-summer Odyssey hiking the length of the Continental Divide Trail from the Canadian Rockies to the Mexican border. It focuses on the region's cultural and natural history, while using the author's personal history as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal and as an Oregon forester to underline the dangers we face as an increasingly urbanized society.
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